16 episodes

Being a working mom is no joke! Do you struggle with guilt? Feel the pressure of it all? Are you ready to enjoy both your work life and life at home without all of the stress? You CAN be an incredible mom and run a super successful business at the same time! This is the Busy as a Mother Podcast and you’ll hear not only from your host, Nikki Closser, but from experts and other mom entrepreneurs just like you. You’ll hear inspiring stories while learning actionable steps you can take to achieve the goals you set for yourself both personally and for your business.

Nikki went from being a burned out social worker to a successful entrepreneur and photographer. Having two small children, two photography studios in two different states, mentoring other photographers, being a great wife, a loyal friend, and throwing some alone time in there to recharge, she’s had to learn to master the balance of work and family life! Her 12 years of experience as a therapist and social worker helped her to develop systems and strategies to create balance in her own life. Now Nikki, along with guests on the show, share these tips and tricks with other women so they can experience the same success in their own lives!

We want to hear from you! If there’s a topic you’d like us to tackle, send an email to info@busyasamotherpodcast.com. Nikki wants to talk about the things that matter most to my listeners, so go ahead and send a note with what you want to learn about, so go ahead and send us a note!

Don't forget to subscribe to the Busy as a Mother podcast above!

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Busy as a Mother Nikki Closser

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Being a working mom is no joke! Do you struggle with guilt? Feel the pressure of it all? Are you ready to enjoy both your work life and life at home without all of the stress? You CAN be an incredible mom and run a super successful business at the same time! This is the Busy as a Mother Podcast and you’ll hear not only from your host, Nikki Closser, but from experts and other mom entrepreneurs just like you. You’ll hear inspiring stories while learning actionable steps you can take to achieve the goals you set for yourself both personally and for your business.

Nikki went from being a burned out social worker to a successful entrepreneur and photographer. Having two small children, two photography studios in two different states, mentoring other photographers, being a great wife, a loyal friend, and throwing some alone time in there to recharge, she’s had to learn to master the balance of work and family life! Her 12 years of experience as a therapist and social worker helped her to develop systems and strategies to create balance in her own life. Now Nikki, along with guests on the show, share these tips and tricks with other women so they can experience the same success in their own lives!

We want to hear from you! If there’s a topic you’d like us to tackle, send an email to info@busyasamotherpodcast.com. Nikki wants to talk about the things that matter most to my listeners, so go ahead and send a note with what you want to learn about, so go ahead and send us a note!

Don't forget to subscribe to the Busy as a Mother podcast above!

BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com

    Putting THESE Boundaries in Place Will Make All the Difference with Lisa Collum

    Putting THESE Boundaries in Place Will Make All the Difference with Lisa Collum

    Are you an entrepreneur mom trying to do it all? Lisa Collum and I have a candid conversation about what it’s truly like to be an entrepreneur mom. Lisa has 4 kids and two businesses and there are certain boundaries that she HAS to put into place in order to not burn out.  I also share the things that I also have to do in order to be the best mom and business owner possible. We found while talking that our boundaries are pretty much the same. 
    Lisa also shares with us tips to prioritize your to do list. Because Lisa used to be a teacher and now owns Top Score writing, she has some great advice for you so that that you can accomplish more and feel much more organized. 
    In this episode:
    What it’s really like to be a mom entrepreneur The boundaries to set to keep you from burning out Why do we put unrealistic expectations on ourselves? Why do the typical “rules” for working go out the window just because we run our own business?  Normalizing the feeling of being overwhelmed Why being an entrepreneur mom has so many benefits Don't forget to subscribe to Busy as a Mother! 
    BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/lisacollum

    • 55 min
    You CAN Live Your Dream & Overcome Obstacles with Simone Adrianne

    You CAN Live Your Dream & Overcome Obstacles with Simone Adrianne

    Do you ever feel like you achieve your dreams? Does it all seem too overwhelming to move forward? Do obstacles keep getting in your way?
    In this episode, Simone Adrianne teaches us how to take those first few steps to overcome adversity and start doing what you truly want to do. Simone is a transformation specialist who teaches other women how to become the entrepreneur they want to be and she is so passionate about what she does. 
    Simone shares some of her own obstacles that she has overcome and gives us examples of how you can shift your own mindset so you can do the same. 
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    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/simone-adrianne

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Get More Clients Through Pinterest with Kate Ahl

    How to Get More Clients Through Pinterest with Kate Ahl

    Pinterest! I learned how much of a game changer Pinterest is during this episode with Kate Ahl. Kate is an expert at this and she has helped countless entrepreneurs to make more money and build their business and following through Pinterest!
    During this episode, she gives aways a ton of secrets!
    We cover:
    * The different ways in which you can grow your business by using Pinterest
    * How to utilize the search feature to find your target clients
    * Is using paid ads on Pinterest worth it?
    * Finding a Pinterest strategy that works for you
    * Should I outsource my Pinterest marketing?
    * WHY consistently using Pinterest works
    ...and so much more!
    Kate also shares a very emotional high/low, so make sure to listen all the way until the end!
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    BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/pinterest
     

    • 53 min
    Make THESE Changes to Help You, Your Family, and Your Business!

    Make THESE Changes to Help You, Your Family, and Your Business!

    Making just a few shifts with how you respond to your kids and things happening in your business can change your world!
    In today's episode, I talk with mindfulness specialist, Renee Metty. I had a few huge awakenings during this interview when it comes to how I interact with my kids! I've already started implementing these changes and I'm so grateful that Renee talked about these things because I've seen some huge positive results with my (almost) 4 year old.
    During this episode, we cover:
    * How to let our kids be truly who they are and how that impacts the whole family
    * How to let go of the things we can't control
    * Mindfulness techniques that make client interactions so much easier
    * The simple changes we can make to have less stress when client situations go awry
    * What is Mindfulness?
    And so much more! 
    We want to hear from you! If there’s a topic you’d like me to talk about, send an email to info@busyasamotherpodcast.com!
    Don't forget to subscribe to Busy as a Mother! 
    BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/mindfulness
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/mindfulness 

    • 57 min
    Secrets to Getting Millions of People to Your Blog with Elizabeth Rider

    Secrets to Getting Millions of People to Your Blog with Elizabeth Rider

    If there is anyone Nikki's trusts to teach her how to get people to find and read her blog, it's Elizabeth Rider.

    Elizabeth has hundreds of thousands of people visiting her blog each WEEK and that's not an accident. She has worked over the last decade to build her brand and share incredible information with her readers and, along the way, she has figured out the secrets behind getting those millions to her site!
    Now she's sharing it all with us! In this episode we cover:

    * How to hugely increase the amount of visitors to your blog
    * Secrets about google and how to get high up in the google search rankings
    * How to make the most of each blog post
    * Why you should spend more time on your blog than on social media
    * Tips to get your blog started
    ...and so much more!
    To use your $100 gift voucher before May 24th, click here: https://www.elizabethrider.com/nikki
    BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/elizabeth-rider

    • 53 min
    Mommy Juice: Are They Trying to Turn Us Into Alcoholics?

    Mommy Juice: Are They Trying to Turn Us Into Alcoholics?

    Are we being taught that we need to drink in order to cope with motherhood? 
    Today, Nikki talks with Emily Paulson, a mother of 5, author, entrepreneur, and certified recovery coach. They discuss this culture of "mommy should get drunk" that we are in the midst of and how it could be impacting us and our children. 
    In this episode, we cover:
    * Emily's experience with hitting rock bottom and becoming sober
    * Whether or not Nikki drinks and what she has observed about messages we are given about alcohol
    * How alcohol companies target moms
    * What our kids could be learning from our drinking habits
    * What alcohol memes are doing to our motherhood culture
    * One small thing that can make a big impact in supporting our sober friends and family (or those who are trying to get sober)
    * This is not about shaming and prohibition, but about awareness 
    Don't forget to subscribe to Busy as a Mother! 
    BUSY AS A MOTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiclosser/
    BUSY AS A MOTHER WEBSITE: https://busyasamotherpodcast.com 
    EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://nikkiclosser.com/mommyjuice

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Stephanie in Brooklyn ,

Inspiring and Comforting

Each episode tackles an issue all moms, working or otherwise - have dealt with. Nikki Closser offers a modern take on motherhood and keeps it real with herself and her guests. I can’t wait to tune in each week!

Aperella ,

Definitely am busy as a mom!!!

I’m so glad for this podcast! I am also a mom and recently lost my full time job. I’m trying to get photography business up and going full time, and these podcasts have been a godsend (along with the Portrait Master podcast you run!!). Thank you for having such a variety of topics. Such a great show!!!

Deborah Fox Photography ,

Having Boundries

This is a must to listen to if you are a Mom working and/or running a business. Nikki’s interview with Lisa Collum was full of “ah ha” moments. Trying to multi task with work and kids is impossible.
It made me realize mistakes I mad with my younger kids and hope not to repeat with my Grandchildren. I wish I had had a podcast like this when I was a young Mother who was juggling to much. I will be sharing the link to this podcast with many friends and family.

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