20 episodes

On the Mother Honestly podcast, we intersect mothers right where they’re at, providing inspiration, actionable steps and advice that complement her already-full to-do list (podcasts in the carpool line, anyone?) and hold space in her busy schedule for her personal growth and ambitions Mother Honestly podcast is the vision of Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly, the fastest growing media company for modern ambitious women to thrive in and beyond motherhood.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

On the Mother Honestly podcast, we intersect mothers right where they’re at, providing inspiration, actionable steps and advice that complement her already-full to-do list (podcasts in the carpool line, anyone?) and hold space in her busy schedule for her personal growth and ambitions Mother Honestly podcast is the vision of Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly, the fastest growing media company for modern ambitious women to thrive in and beyond motherhood.

    Cara Brennan Allamano, SVP of People, Places, and Learning at Udemy, Shares Why You Need Upskilling, Soft Skills, and Flexible Work Environments More Than Ever

    Cara Brennan Allamano, SVP of People, Places, and Learning at Udemy, Shares Why You Need Upskilling, Soft Skills, and Flexible Work Environments More Than Ever

    Cara Brennan Allamano is the Senior Vice President of People, Places, and Learning at Udemy. Cara has deep experience scaling HR operations, recruiting, and learning & development at fast-moving, global companies. Prior to joining Udemy, she was SVP of People at Planet (formerly Planet Labs) and previously served in HR leadership roles at Pinterest, Efficient Frontier, Young and Rubicam, and Knight Ridder, among others. Cara is also co-founder of PeopleTech Partners, a group of HR leaders working to bring new HR/recruiting technologies to market. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky, holds a master's degree from the University of San Francisco, and completed graduate studies at Stanford University.


     


    Cara joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to share her  extensive experience working in HR and how this career path not only serves so many people, but has so much depth and facets needed to propel organizations forward.  Cara shares guidance for women and organizations grappling with the challenges of a displaced, female workforce and how individuals and companies can shape the return of caregivers back into the workforce. Upskilling will be critical and Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting millions of students to the skills they need to succeed. Be sure to follow Cara as a Forbes Contributor and her work with Udemy.


     


    The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet. 

    • 30 min
    How Two Badass Moms Take the GuessWork out of Pre and Postnatal Vitamins and Why You Need Them

    How Two Badass Moms Take the GuessWork out of Pre and Postnatal Vitamins and Why You Need Them

    Tori Thain Gioia, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, was moved to launch Perelel alongside co-founders Dr. Banafsheh Bayati and Alex Taylor in 2019 when she learned that her daughter would be born with a cleft lip. She turned to her OB, Dr. Bayati, who found the defect was associated with a folic-acid deficiency early in her pregnancy that was not addressed with her one-size-fits-all prenatal vitamin. Tori uncovered an array of additional issues that can arise from relying on a generic prenatal vitamin and with her co-founder Alex Taylor and Dr. Bayati created Perelel to address this important category that had been previously overlooked. Prior to launching Perelel, Tori held roles in finance, strategy and investing at Olive & June, Honest Co., Carbon38, Crestview Partners and Lazard. 


     


    Alex Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, is a brand executive and has been a part of building consumer-beloved brands such as Free People and Clique Media’s Who What Wear, Byrdie, and MyDomaine. She first grew intimately aware of the lack of transparency and education available in the prenatal-vitamin market when she was pregnant with her first child and began customizing a prenatal regimen herself. Alongside her co-founders Victoria “Tori” Thain Gain and Dr. Banafsheh Bayati, they worked to create a new solution for parents that offered more than just a one-size-fits-all approach, to deliver appropriate doses of nutrients at the time they are needed most at each stage of pregnancy. Previously, Alex has served as president and executive editor-in-chief for Clique Media and has held in roles at Vogue, Rogers & Cowan, L'Oréal, Google and URBN’s Free People.


     


    Alex and Tori join Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to share how vital the right nutrients are to support women in their motherhood journey and the community they have built. Be sure to check out this great company for yourself and follow their journey @perelelhealth

    • 29 min
    Should You Stay, Separate, or Divorce During Covid? Divorce Attorney Leslie Montanile Breaks It Down

    Should You Stay, Separate, or Divorce During Covid? Divorce Attorney Leslie Montanile Breaks It Down

    Leslie Montanile began practicing matrimonial law in 1992 in Los Angeles, California, after receiving her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Working in a prestigious boutique law firm, she worked closely with clients to successfully achieve their desired goals and immediate needs. Upon moving back to her native home in New York and working at NBC between 1997-1999, Leslie decided in January of 2000 to open her own law practice, dedicating her legal career to help women effectively navigate the process of divorce and achieve independent financial success. A member of the State Bar Association of New York, California, and Connecticut, Leslie has helped hundreds of women throughout her 28-year career.


     


    Leslie joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss her experience when it comes to making the tough decisions in relationships. Leslie provides valuable insight to determining next steps and understanding where you are in your relationship. Be sure to visit her website, find her on @askleslie_thelawyer, and check out her new book on Amazon.


    The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet.       

    • 30 min
    Nanit, the World’s Smartest Baby Monitor, Enables More Than Great Sleep for Infants and New Parents

    Nanit, the World’s Smartest Baby Monitor, Enables More Than Great Sleep for Infants and New Parents

    Sarah Dorsett is CEO of Nanit, a high-growth technology start-up improving the sleep and lives of babies and parents. An ecommerce leader with more than two decades of experience scaling retail businesses, Dorsett previously served as Vice President of Ecommerce at Bed Bath & Beyond, where her site merchandising and marketing strategy drove double-digit retail revenue growth. From spearheading e-marketing initiatives in the burgeoning digital industry at Coty in 2004, to her executive roles at Bloomingda-les.com and Century 21 Department Stores, Dorsett has developed a highly effective approach to channel strategies that is reflected in Nanit’s leadership in the competitive baby tech category. Since her time as CEO of Nanit, the company has been named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 list of most promising startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and most recently received NPD’s Consumer Electronic Industry Performance Award for the top increase in North American market share in the smart baby monitor category. Aside from her corporate responsibilities, Sarah loves art, dancing, spending time with friends and family, and lives with her husband and three children in Summit, New Jersey.


    Sarah joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how Nanit is changing the lives of new parents with smart technology to provide guidance and comfort to parents when it comes to baby’s sleep. Sarah also discusses her background and experience scaling retail businesses and launching strong brands and shares great insight for those looking to expand their own brands. If you haven’t had the opportunity, be sure to check out https://www.nanit.com/ and follow their journey @getnanit


    The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet.       

    • 31 min
    Priya Amin, Founder and CEO of Flexable, Tackles the Childcare Crisis Virtually

    Priya Amin, Founder and CEO of Flexable, Tackles the Childcare Crisis Virtually

    Priya Amin is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and mother to two boys, Ronin and Kirin. She holds an MBA from the University of Arizona, and worked as a product and brand manager at corporations such as IBM and Nestle. In 2012, she left her high powered career to be home with her two boys, and never looked back. After successfully launching and running a marketing consulting firm called ROKI, she began looking for ways to continue fostering creativity and entrepreneurship among women. She launched Flexable, LLC in 2016 and was accepted to the 16th cohort of the AlphaLab Accelerator program in 2016. Flexable has gained regional and national attention for providing innovative childcare solutions, most notably on-site childcare at offices and events.  Since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Flexable pivoted to offering  Virtual Childcare hosted by fully vetted Flexable Facilitators to keep kids 3-10 years old engaged, so working parents can take back their schedule.


    Priya joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly to discuss how she created Flexible to address the gaps in childcare coverage in 2016. Now in the COVID era, virtual childcare is a must with parents working remote and child care coverage situations changing daily. Be sure to visit Flexable and follow them @flexablecare 


    The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet.         

    • 24 min
    Brooke Shapiro, Founder of Pandemic Working Parent, Shares Her Success Building An Employee Resource Group at Clorox

    Brooke Shapiro, Founder of Pandemic Working Parent, Shares Her Success Building An Employee Resource Group at Clorox

    Brooke Shapiro is a mother of a 2 year old boy Jace and a 8 week old girl Rayna. She spent the first half of her career working at advertising agencies in NYC before heading to California to work on Taco Bell account. The past few years she has been working on brand engagement and sales marketing at Clorox. Last year, she saw a need to support mother's returning from maternity and decided to develop an entire employee resource group to support parents at Clorox. Her passion in the space lead to developing virtual programs to support parents based off of similar kids ages, parenting education classes, executive storytime and collaborating with HR on benefits improvement programs within the organization. Outside of Clorox, she started a website called Pandemic Working Parent to develop resources to help parents thrive in the workplace.  


     


    Brooke joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to share her journey with finding and building employee resource groups, returning to work during a pandemic, and resources available to parents struggling during the time of COVID. Continue to follow Brooke and Pandemic Working Parent . 


     


    The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet.         

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Ashley Ditto ,

Thank God for this podcast

I found Mother Honestly through her instagram, and it’s very encouraging. Now I found the podcast and I am so thankful!

Kathy Sullivan ,

Great content!

I am a mother of 3 and a business owner. Love this podcast and being reminded that I am not alone in juggling life.

at426669 ,

Informative but a little uncomfortable to listen to

The host cuts off the guests frequently to add her own input, and it’s a little uncomfortable to listen to the guest keep trying to finish the thought.

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