14 episodes

Are you a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) or empty-nester navigating the journey of rediscovery as your kids grow up?

Join Sharon Macey, former SAHM and mother of 3 as she dives deep into conversations with inspiring moms who successfully reinvented themselves, forging impressive next acts.

If you're seeking practical tools, actionable tips and that loving kick in the pants to create your "MORE," this show is for you. Get ready for a supportive and motivational exploration of life beyond motherhood as Sharon helps you unpack the question: What Do You Want To Do When Your Kids Grow Up?

Mom To MORE Sharon Macey

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Are you a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) or empty-nester navigating the journey of rediscovery as your kids grow up?

Join Sharon Macey, former SAHM and mother of 3 as she dives deep into conversations with inspiring moms who successfully reinvented themselves, forging impressive next acts.

If you're seeking practical tools, actionable tips and that loving kick in the pants to create your "MORE," this show is for you. Get ready for a supportive and motivational exploration of life beyond motherhood as Sharon helps you unpack the question: What Do You Want To Do When Your Kids Grow Up?

    From SAHM to Work Like A Mother®: Redefining Motherhood with Dr. Hilary Berger

    From SAHM to Work Like A Mother®: Redefining Motherhood with Dr. Hilary Berger

    In this episode of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by Dr. Hilary Berger, former SAHM and Founder of Work Like a Mother®.
    Dr. Hilary S. Berger is deeply passionate about helping women thrive, offering a unique career counseling perspective tailored to the realities of a mother’s life. 
    She is the founder of Work Like A Mother® and the creator of an award-winning career counseling method integrating careers, motherhood and mental health. She is a practicing psychotherapist, a holistic career therapist and a licensed professional counselor.
    For over 25 years she has passionately counseled mothers to heal from their loss of self, rebuild their professional purpose, relevance, career competencies, and most importantly, their confidence throughout their parenting years and after children have left the nest.  She has successfully served over 3000 women and is unapologetically dedicated to shaping a  new narrative for young women to adopt a professional and lifestyle roadmap for their future where motherhood is acknowledged as a legitimate aspect of their career journey.
    Hilary is a mother to four children who understands firsthand the daily challenge to parent as your heart and soul dictate, while also striving as a SAHM to access the courage and confidence needed to fulfill your own goals and dreams outside of parenting.
    Join Sharon and Dr. Hilary Berger as they discuss the “problem with no name,” work-life balance strategies and reclaiming professional identities as mothers.

    Dr. Hilary's message underscores the need for women and girls to have flexible career options that allow them to maintain their professional relevance while navigating the responsibilities of motherhood. By promoting the idea of integrating motherhood into the career journey and advocating for choices that support both roles, Dr. Hilary advocates for a paradigm shift that empowers women to lead fulfilling lives as mothers and professionals simultaneously.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [02:25] Dr. Hilary’s background and her life as a stay-at-home mom
    [03:44] The “problem with no name”
    [06:11] The creation of Work Like a Mother®
    [10:22] A new career development method
    [15:09] Balancing mom and professional identity.
    [19:31] Trying and failing is OK
    [23:47] Work-life balance strategies.
    [25:44] Rebuilding an authentic life after motherhood
    [28:27] Shifting Career Perspectives and embracing multiple identities as moms
    [32:58] Where to find Dr. Hilary Berger online
    Learn more about Dr. Hilary Berger:
    https://www.worklikeamother.com/
    On Instagram + Facebook @worklikeamother
    On LinkedIn: @Hilary Berger
    Find Dr. Hilary’s book at Barnes & Noble here: https://go.sylikes.com/eMCV805VIrQE and on Amazon.
    Looking for MORE? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.  @Sharon Macey on LinkedIn.

    Keep an eye out for episode #15 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Maryfran Klein, Former SAHM and Founder of MF Kookies 🍪 Coming soon - really delish and you won’t want to miss it ♥

    • 35 min
    How To Move Beyond Happiness with Dr. Jennifer Guttman

    How To Move Beyond Happiness with Dr. Jennifer Guttman

    In this “Expert Episode” of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by Dr. Jennifer Guttman, Clinical Psychologist and author of Beyond Happiness: The 6 Secrets of Lifetime Satisfaction.
    Dr. Guttman tells us that our society tends to put happiness on a pedestal-it’s everyone’s ultimate goal and is even enshrined in our Declaration of Independence.  But what happens if happiness is the wrong goal? Happiness is an emotion...not a state of being. It is not enough to soldier us through life’s challenging moments like losing a job, or when a child is ill.  Meanwhile, 40% of people worldwide say they are not happy. The reason? Happiness is simply not sustainable. 
    Dr. Jennifer Guttman received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy with specializations in trauma treatment and family systems. Over the past five years Dr. Guttman launched a motivational brand platform called Sustainable Life Satisfaction®. She produced a YouTube series, course and a workbook based on this method. This year she released, Beyond Happiness: The 6 Secrets of Life Satisfaction published as a hardcover and paperback by Post Hill Press.
    Dr. Guttman is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Thrive Global, MindBodyGreen, and has written articles for numerous media outlets and publications. She has been a guest on several network television programs across the country including, KTLA, ABC News, NBC Bloom, and CBS Georgia, among many others. In addition, she has been featured on dozens of podcasts.
    Over the past 30 years, Dr. Guttman has sustained a robust practice with offices in NYC, Connecticut, and virtually as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist nurturing exciting personal interactions with thousands of clients from diverse walks of life.
    Join Sharon and Dr. Guttman as they discuss the concept of transformation, six secrets to achieving satisfaction, and the importance of modeling self-care.
    Dr. Guttman challenges conventional notions of happiness, advocating instead for sustainable life satisfaction. She unveils six secrets to achieving this satisfaction, urging listeners to abandon assumptions, curb people-pleasing tendencies, confront fears, make decisive choices, complete tasks, and actively reinforce self-worth.
    Offering practical guidance, Dr. Gutman empowers mothers to embark on their journey towards fulfillment, stressing the importance of self-care and setting positive examples for their children.
    Tune in for an illuminating dialogue on discovering contentment and satisfaction amidst the myriad demands of motherhood and beyond.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [02:48] Dr. Gutman's personal journey and experiences with adversity
    [10:38] Aiming for satisfaction rather than happiness
    [13:35] Small positive changes to achieve satisfaction.
    [17:15] Actionable steps for avoiding assumptions.
    [20:23] Setting boundaries and saying no mindfully.
    [23:19] Making decisions without fear of judgment
    [26:21] Owning your decisions and building self-confidence.
    [28:10] Implementing bite-sized tasks for productivity
    [32:10] Importance of self-care and modeling it for children.
    [36:20] Where to find Dr. Guttman online
    Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Guttman:
    https://www.guttmanpsychology.com/
    Instagram: @guttman_psychology 
    Find Dr. Guttman’s book on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble here: https://go.sylikes.com/eMB7QbZxKYtu
    Looking for More? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.  
    @Sharon Macey on LinkedIn.

    Keep an eye out for episode #12 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Dr. Hilary Berger, former SAHM and Founder of Work Like a Mother. Coming soon - you won’t want to miss it ♥

    • 38 min
    From Stay-at-Home-Mom To Discovering Her Inner Author: The Wit, Wisdom and Margarita Recipes of Makensi Gage

    From Stay-at-Home-Mom To Discovering Her Inner Author: The Wit, Wisdom and Margarita Recipes of Makensi Gage

    In this episode of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by guest Makensi Gage, mom of 3 and author of “It’s a NO From Me: A People Pleaser’s Guide To Freedom(ish)”
    As a recovering people pleaser and after years of being the "yes" girl, Makensi is learning that doing it all is overrated. Focusing on her personal growth doesn't come easy and yes, she complains.  In her life, the laundry piles up, the toilets aren't always clean, her kids fight, and dinner is rarely homemade.
    In her book, “It’s a NO From Me..A People Pleaser’s Guide To Freedom(ish)”, Makensi identifies the obstacles that many of us are faced with just because we are women…which she believes also comes with so many unrealistic standards. She shares her peaks and valleys, life experiences that will have you nodding in agreement, many lessons learned, and embarrassing moments that will make you laugh out loud.  She’s navigating the exhausting job of being a wife and mom of three, all while trying to find herself. What seemed impossible suddenly feels within reach after utilizing the freedom of saying NO.
    Join Sharon and Makensi as they discuss the importance of being open and honest in relationships, the power in saying “no”, and embracing grace and patience.
    Makensi's story serves as a reminder that it is okay to ask for help, set boundaries, and prioritize self-care as a stay-at-home parent. The mental load of parenting is real, and it is essential to recognize and address it in order to maintain mental health and well-being. By sharing her experiences and insights, Makensi inspires other mothers to embrace their journey, find their voice, and prioritize themselves in the midst of the chaos of parenting.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [00:50] Makensi’s background
    [02:00] Transitioning to stay-at-home mom
    [04:12] The reality of being a stay-at-home mom
    [06:03] The inspiration and meaning behind "It's a No from Me"
    [12:01] How margarita recipes made their way into Makensi’s book
    [15:30] The ease and the challenges of writing a book
    [20:32] The importance of girls trips
    [25:10] The crazy logistics of moms getting away
    [28:00] The role of respect in relationships
    [30:00] How Makensi’s mom superpowers help her in parenting and writing
    [36:00] Makensi’s MORE, her communication superpower and a second book
    [37:43] Where to find Mackensi online
    Learn more about Mackensi Gage:
    Instagram: @makensigage
    Instagram: @highwayjets (Makensi and hubby Dustin’s side hustle business)
    Makensi’s book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/4cLqlf1
    Looking for More? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.  
    @Sharon Macey on LinkedIn.

    Keep an eye out for episode #12 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Dr. Jennifer Guttman, Clinical Psychologist and author of Beyond Happiness: The 6 Secrets of Lifetime Satisfaction. Coming soon - you won’t want to miss it ♥
    Mom To MORE™ Pod is written and produced by Sharon Macey. It is edited by Aspen Streiff.
     

    • 39 min
    A Resilient Reinvention: The Motivating Mom Journey of Sean Pitt

    A Resilient Reinvention: The Motivating Mom Journey of Sean Pitt

    In this episode of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by guest Sean Pitt, a single mom who bootstrapped her way from adversity to success.
    Sean’s personal reinvention, years in the making, allows her to live a life of purpose and strong faith.  She started as a Nurse’s Assistant and had an epiphany that led her to cosmetology school. She is now a Senior Stylist at Salon Dada in Westport CT.
    Join Sharon and Sean as they discuss personal growth through motherhood, the power of choice and encouragement when raising children, and the importance of continuing on when the inevitable roadblocks arise.
    Sean’s personal motto of recreate, rebuild, resolve and relive will inspire moms to push on when the going gets tough, trust their innate goodness and worthiness, and possess a truly positive outlook on life. As Sean brilliantly exemplifies, anything is possible with perseverance, faith in oneself and hard work.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [00:50] Sean’s background
    [03:14] Overcoming adversity before motherhood
    [04:52] Discovering pregnancy and choosing a better path
    [05:50] Sean's commitment to her son's well-being and personal growth
    [08:32] Sean's career success and supportive community
    [11:18] Sean's philosophy on life's challenges and learning self-love
    [12:58] Sean's approach to parenting and letting go
    [15:56] Embracing life's uncertainties with positivity
    [18:57] The impact of ministry and living a life of service and light
    [20:48] Sean's gem of wisdom for daily living
    [23:24] Being more to others
    [25:14] Where to find Sean
     
    Learn more about Sean Pitt:

    Sean can be found at Salon Dada in Westport, CT
    Looking for More? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. 

    @Sharon Macey on LinkedIn.

    Keep an eye out for episode #12 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Mackenzi Gage, mom of 3 and author of “It’s a NO From Me.  A People Pleaser’s Guide To Freedom(ish)”  Coming soon - you won’t want to miss it ♥
    Mom To MORE™ Pod is written and produced by Sharon Macey. It is edited by Aspen Streiff.
     

    • 28 min
    From Playdates to Palatial Estates: The Inspiring Real Estate Reinvention of Lea Porter.

    From Playdates to Palatial Estates: The Inspiring Real Estate Reinvention of Lea Porter.

    In this episode of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by guest Lea Porter, Luxury Realtor in Los Angeles.
    Prior to having a family, Lea Porter, had a multi-dimensional background as a financial analyst at Xerox and TRW, as a real estate investor and as a realtor.
    She holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Cal State University/Los Angeles. She remains actively involved in many professional associations including Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Chief Executives' Organization, American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors.
    Lea took a hiatus from the real estate industry for 18 years to raise her family.  After her kids had grown and flown, she boldly re-entered the luxury real estate industry in Q4 2021.  In 2022, Lea had over $140M in real estate sales and in 2023 hit $154M in sales and is in the top 0.5% of luxury realtors in the nation.  Lea has been featured in Los Angeles Business Journal's Top Realtor issue.  This woman knows how to sell a property!
    Join Sharon and Lea as they discuss the influence her own working parents had on Lea’s desire to stay home, Lea’s fearless re-entry into the real estate industry, and her wise advice to moms considering their next act.
    Lea's journey is a testament to the power of reinvention and the resilience of moms. She didn't let the perceived limitations of her time away from the workforce hold her back. Instead, she tapped into her skills of organization, negotiation, problem-solving and teaching, honed during her years as a stay-at-home mom, and applied them to her real estate career. Her story serves as a reminder that motherhood is not a hindrance to professional growth, but rather a source of strength and valuable skills that can be leveraged in any industry.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [01:58] Lea’s background
    [03:14] How growing up with working parents influenced Lea's decision to become a stay-at-home mom
    [04:27] The busy life of a stay-at-home mom and the many skills a mom develops during this time
    [06:47] Finding the humor in motherhood and Lea's unique approach to parenting
    [10:02] Contemplating a return to work post-COVID
    [13:18] Adapting to the new realities of real estate in 2021
    [18:43] Perception of moms reentering the workforce
    [22:23] The value of skills acquired as a mom and the ability to take a chance and just go for it.
    [24:23] Lea’s personal challenges to reestablish herself and the surprising “No’s” she received from friends
    [26:52] Advice for moms considering their next act
    [31:37] Using teaching skills to create Lea’s MORE
    [34:26] Where to find Lea online
    Learn more about Lea Porter:

    Instagram: @lea__porter and @thebeverlyhillsestates

    Website: leaporterestates.com
    Website: thebeverlyhillsestates.com
    Looking for more? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

    Keep an eye out for episode #11 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Sean Pitt, a single mom who bootstrapped her way from adversity to success.  Coming soon - you won’t want to miss it ♥
    Mom To MORE™ Pod is written and produced by Sharon Macey. It is edited by Aspen Streiff. 
     

    • 36 min
    From Stay-At-Home-Mom to Serial Entrepreneur: The Empowering Journey Of Broad of Directors Founder & CEO Deb Perkins

    From Stay-At-Home-Mom to Serial Entrepreneur: The Empowering Journey Of Broad of Directors Founder & CEO Deb Perkins

    In this episode of Mom to MORE™, host Sharon Macey is joined by guest Deb Perkins, Founder and CEO of Broad of Directors, the company that teaches early-stage entrepreneurs how to build the type of company that gets funded.  
    A 3X entrepreneur, 2X Intrapreneur, consultant, and digital educator with 20+ years of experience as a founder, co-founder, board member, advisor or founding team member, Deb has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in almost every industry.
    Deb graduated from Vanderbilt University and attended the Marketing Management segment of Columbia University’s Executive MBA program. She is a self-avowed "lifetime learner" and currently resides in Austin, Texas.
    Sharon and Deb discuss applying the many mom skills and superpowers in the business world, some challenges that may be faced when starting a business and the need for more women in the entrepreneurial space.
    Deb's story is particularly inspiring for other moms as it showcases her resilience and adaptability in transitioning from a high-powered corporate career to being a full-time mom of triplets. She emphasizes the importance of testing ideas, being resourceful, and seeking support from advisors. Deb's journey reflects the inherent resourcefulness of women, and she encourages others to embrace exciting careers that stimulate and fulfill them, regardless of age. Through her work, she aims to address the funding gap for women and underrepresented minorities in the startup world. Overall, Deb's story serves as a beacon of inspiration for moms seeking to reinvent themselves and pursue fulfilling careers beyond traditional roles.
    Deb's passion for learning and challenging herself is the driving force in finding fulfillment in her career and making a positive difference in the entrepreneur’s lives she touches. 
    [00:00] Introduction
    [00:53] Deb’s background
    [02:00] Deb's experience as a Stay-at-Home mom of triplets
    [03:57] The decision and challenges of leaving full-time work to stay home with kids
    [06:36] Transitioning from the corporate world to being an entrepreneur
    [11:35] Skills developed as a stay-at-home mom and their applications in business
    [15:05] Listening is a valuable skill set that easily transitions from motherhood to business. The various HR skills you use as a mom.
    [16:38] Encouraging women in entrepreneurship and overcoming funding challenges
    [19:00] Challenges and struggles in starting Broad of Directors
    [21:41] Testing ideas and seeking advice are key for entrepreneurs
    [24:39] Creative funding methods when starting a new business
    [27:53] A woman’s innate resourcefulness and creativity in powering up an entrepreneurial idea
    [30:23] Deb's perspective on reinvention and pursuing excitement in career
    [32:08] Where to find Deb online
    Learn more about Deb Perkins and Broad of Directors:
    Website: https://www.broadofdirectors.com
    Instagram: @broadofdirectors 
    LinkedIn: @debperkins  
    Facebook: @broadofdirectors 
    Looking for more? Follow @momtomore on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

    Keep an eye out for episode #10 of the Mom to MORE™ podcast where Sharon is joined by Lea Porter, Luxury Realtor in Los Angeles.  Coming soon - you won’t want to miss it ♥
    Mom To MORE™ Pod is written and produced by Sharon Macey. It is edited by Aspen Streiff.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

AudenGames ,

Moms to more

Sharon is an amazing host, and has successfully tapped in to the lives of all of us stay at home moms who are looking into what their next chapter will bring.

LAMom of 3 ,

From SAHM to Family Matriarch

I highly recommend listening to Sharon Macey’s Moms to More podcasts. I have thoroughly enjoyed the podcasts I have listened to, and I’ve also been inspired by the stories of these marvelous women!

SKimche ,

Inspiring!

Sharon had brought an array of amazing and inspirational women to her podcast. She is a wonderful host and brings a lot of color to the question so many moms are facing- what next? 🩷

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