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Being a mom is hard. Having a career is hard. Doing both is REALLY HARD! Let’s talk about it. Join me, Jenny, as I talk with moms that are navigating the challenging and joyous world of being a mother and having a career. I am not a parenting expert or a career coach, but I'd been in my corporate job for nearly 10 years before I had my son. I know how hard it is to make sense of your new identity as a working mom. This is a place to hear conversations from real women who are figuring out life right beside you because you are not alone in this crazy journey. Join the conversation or share ideas for future episodes. I want to hear from you! Instagram: @careermompodcast Facebook Group: Career Mom Email: careermompodcast@gmail.com

Career Mom Jenny Elliott

    • Parenting
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Being a mom is hard. Having a career is hard. Doing both is REALLY HARD! Let’s talk about it. Join me, Jenny, as I talk with moms that are navigating the challenging and joyous world of being a mother and having a career. I am not a parenting expert or a career coach, but I'd been in my corporate job for nearly 10 years before I had my son. I know how hard it is to make sense of your new identity as a working mom. This is a place to hear conversations from real women who are figuring out life right beside you because you are not alone in this crazy journey. Join the conversation or share ideas for future episodes. I want to hear from you! Instagram: @careermompodcast Facebook Group: Career Mom Email: careermompodcast@gmail.com

    What I Learned from a 21 Day Workout Challenge - Career Mom Conversation

    What I Learned from a 21 Day Workout Challenge - Career Mom Conversation

     Today’s Career Mom Conversation breaks down the 5 mindset changes that I made in order to complete a 21 day workout challenge. I had been struggling to make time to exercise for over an year and COVID wasn’t helping. I had started and stopped the same challenge twice already, but the third time I really changed my outlook on why I was starting the challenge again. And guess what? I stuck with it and I’m now moving my body for 30 minutes a day almost every day! Here are the 5 things the 21 day challenge did for me:1. It changed my “Why” - I was using it to kickstart a larger habit vs. losing weight.2. It provided a clear time, 21 days, to commit to making that habit change.3. t eliminated decision fatigue. I followed 21 Day Fix workouts so all I had to do was push play.4. It helped me find what truly motivates me (and it’s not the number on the scale).5. It helped me see the magic in the 10-minute rule.I also think my success was due to my improved mental capacity of recent months, check out this Career Mom Conversation on the topic. Listen to the episode and learn why I think you need to have mental capacity available FIRST before committing to a challenge like this.   Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

    • 20 min
    Ep 30 - Postpartum Weight Loss with Brooklyn Stabile

    Ep 30 - Postpartum Weight Loss with Brooklyn Stabile

    Today’s guest has lost 50 pounds after the birth of her second child. She has such a refreshing outlook on how she accomplished her weight loss goal, a realistic expectation of what keeping the weight off entails and looks like (spoiler: she gained some weight back during COVID). There are a few keys things that Brooklyn talks about that contributed her to success: 1. Defining her “why” and it wasn’t to be skinny or fit into pre-baby clothes!  2. The second time around she had the mental capacity availble to focus on a healthy lifestyle because she had already worked through her new identity as a mom. 3. Being healthy is about so much more than a number on the scale! Working out is her form of self care and allows for precious alone time while also realizing that working out not only burns calories but makes her feel stronger.  Those are all such important mindset shifts that I have also experienced that make starting and keeping a workout routine so much easier. Connect with Brooklyn on instagram at @workitmamab Follow her blog at workitmama.netJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

    • 49 min
    Performance Reviews - Career Mom Conversation

    Performance Reviews - Career Mom Conversation

    Today’s Career Mom Conversation is about year-end performance reviews. It is that time of year again and COVID is making performance reviews for Career Moms complicated while companies are treating the process like “normal”. I share some things to keep in mind while completing your  review to remind yourself how NOT normal this year has been. I want you to remember we’re fighting a losing battle so it’s important for us to advocate for yourselves because no one else will and don’t forget that even though it may not always feel like it - you have the power - you make the decision about how your career affects your life and your family. While you’re reflecting on your corporate performance review don’t forget to take a look at all the things you managed on the home front. You navigated your family through a global pandemic. You trailblazer for your family in unpredicted times -  You did this! I’m so proud of you Career Mom! Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

    • 17 min
    Ep 29 - Being the CEO of the Home with Ashley Buffa

    Ep 29 - Being the CEO of the Home with Ashley Buffa

    The home should be a place that feels good and allows us to recharge - that is what today’s guest, Ashley Buffa, believes. Oftentimes though the home overwhelms moms because we are the only ones keeping it tidy and running. Ashley encourages moms to move away from the “do it myself” mindset to the “this family is a team” mindset where everyone is responsible for the home.  Ashley believes that by getting the kids involved in chores and implementing solid home systems all moms, working moms, stay at home moms, ADHA moms, can find peace in their homes. If you don’t know where to start, a 5 minute family clean up is all you need. Ashley also shares all the age appropriate chores she has her ten kids doing in her own home.  For more from Ashley, go to thefreedommoms.comFor her chore system, go to https://smartkidschoresystem.comJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz 

    • 31 min
    Do What You Can, When You Can - Career Mom Conversation

    Do What You Can, When You Can - Career Mom Conversation

    Today’s Career Mom Conversation is about Doing WHAT you can WHEN you can. This motto, phrase, idea or mindset, whatever you want to call it has totally changed my life by keeping me on top of my household cleaning, laundry, meal prep, and cooking.  This phrase originally started as “Prep what you can, when you can” which came from Episode 25 with Kristen Noriega as one of her meal prep tricks.Turns out, the phrase works for just about anything! This mindset has allowed me to find little pockets of time throughout my day to get things done.  Instead of having an all or nothing mentality around cleaning now I just do what I can when I can. This has helped me reclaim my time, feel less overwhelmed at home, and be more productive at work! Check out Episode 25 with Kristen Noriega for more about prepping what you can, when you can Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

    • 11 min
    Ep 28 - An Organized Life with Laurie Palau

    Ep 28 - An Organized Life with Laurie Palau

    Kids and life come with a lot of stuff which more often than not leads to clutter. Laurie Palau talks about not only the physical clutter that affects moms, but the emotional clutter and calendar clutter. All of these things lead to overwhelm and burn out if not managed properly. According to Laurie, the first step in managing clutter is to stop beating yourself up about having things out of place! Organizing, decluttering, and keeping our homes tidying is hard and something all of us struggle with so identify if you’re holding yourself to unrealistic organizational expectations. The key to starting to tackle your overwhelm is to identify the type of clutter you have is situational (new baby) or chronic (always buried in mail and paper) and what clutter pitfall you are experiencing. Then start small when beginning your organizational journey - pantries and bathrooms are great places to start because you don’t have to make a lot of decisions. Many of us don’t organize because we experience decision fatigue. Laurie shares so many great tips about clutter and organization and you can learn more about her and her methods on her podcast This Organized Life. Connect with Laurie on  IG @simplyborganized or online at SimplyOrganized.com Listen to Laurie’s podcast: This Organized Life Podcast Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

    • 48 min

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

lauracdemuth ,

A refreshing take on working mom life

I really love listening to Jenny and her guests talk about real-life topics that impact so many of us! Thanks so much for doing what you do!

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Amazing podcast!

Jenny and her guests have an incredibly refreshing take on being a working mom. If you are a woman balancing work and motherhood, this is your podcast! I highly recommend subscribing and listening to these amazing episodes.

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Love This!

Such a refreshing and relatable show for all working moms! Honest, real conversations, reminding women that you are not alone!❤️

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