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How did motherhood and career collide for you today? Welcome to the Motherhood and Career Collide Podcast with your hosts, Kimberly and Ashley! They are 2 working moms, living on opposite coasts, on a mission to normalize what life as a modern career mom really looks like. Each episode takes you through an unexpected phase of working motherhood. They offer raw and vulnerable stories while also including fact-driven information, which offers balance as they engage in solution-oriented conversation.With Kimberly’s experience in Corporate America and Ashley’s experience in Healthcare, they offer a large breadth of knowledge and understanding to working women in all fields. Not to mention, they’re both entrepreneurs! Kimberly is the Founder of Learning Motherhood and Ashley is the Founder of Working Mom Notes.Although it is hard to find support and work through the challenges of being a working mom, Kimberly and Ashley shed light on topics not often discussed and they offer reassuring perspectives. Pull up a chair and join the conversation! They'd love to hear from you!

Motherhood and Career Collide Kimberly and Ashley

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

How did motherhood and career collide for you today? Welcome to the Motherhood and Career Collide Podcast with your hosts, Kimberly and Ashley! They are 2 working moms, living on opposite coasts, on a mission to normalize what life as a modern career mom really looks like. Each episode takes you through an unexpected phase of working motherhood. They offer raw and vulnerable stories while also including fact-driven information, which offers balance as they engage in solution-oriented conversation.With Kimberly’s experience in Corporate America and Ashley’s experience in Healthcare, they offer a large breadth of knowledge and understanding to working women in all fields. Not to mention, they’re both entrepreneurs! Kimberly is the Founder of Learning Motherhood and Ashley is the Founder of Working Mom Notes.Although it is hard to find support and work through the challenges of being a working mom, Kimberly and Ashley shed light on topics not often discussed and they offer reassuring perspectives. Pull up a chair and join the conversation! They'd love to hear from you!

    SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Veronica Eyo

    SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Veronica Eyo

    Dr. Veronica Eyo, LCSW, EdD is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual and couples therapy to support the treatment of depression, anxiety, relational issues, grief/loss, perinatal mood, and anxiety disorders. In order to provide the most meaningful change, she utilizes a collaborative approach to best accomplish your goals. She specializes in working with mothers - our favorite type of person!

    Join us as we talk to Dr. Veronica about transitions with our kids as they enter the school year. How do we manage their feelings and ours? Dr. Veronica has some incredible pearls to best engage with our children after school.

    https://www.drveronicalcsw.com/

    • 39 min
    Finland's New Parental Leave Policy: How Can They Do This and the U.S. Can't?

    Finland's New Parental Leave Policy: How Can They Do This and the U.S. Can't?

    Finland's new parental leave policy allots both parents 160 days’ parental allowance, with one parent able to transfer up to 63 days to the other. There will be an allowance period of 40 days for the final stage of pregnancy and six allowance days per week, with total amount of days for parents amounting to more than 14 months.
    Parents can use their allowance days up until the child reaches the age of two, and can split the leave up into four parts. Only the pregnancy allowance days will have to be used in a single continuous period, starting 14 to 30 days before the estimated date of birth. If a child has only one parent, they are entitled to an allowance of 320 working days.

    Join us as we discuss the details of this new reform, how Finland is able to pay for this in comparison to U.S. structures along with the landscape of America's parental leave policy.

    Resources:
    Vero Skatt: Social and Health Insurance ContributionsThe World ‘Has Found a Way to Do This’: The U.S. Lags on Paid LeaveParental Leave Pushed Forward In Yet Another Country — Can The U.S. Be Next

    • 31 min
    Quiet Firing

    Quiet Firing

    Kimberly has strong feelings about quiet firing and the difference between this and when an employee is put on a performance plan. 

    Quiet Firing is a phenomenon in which employers demoralize unwanted workers to the point that they decide to quit. An employee resigns as a result of the employer creating hostile work environments. It is also called constructive dismissal, constructive discharge, or constructive termination.

    Join Ashley and Kimberly as they discuss their personal experiences with quiet firing, employee performance plans, and blatant discrimination in the workplace. We also talk about what to do if you're experiencing being quietly fired.

    Resources
    What to Do if You Think Your Boss Is Trying to 'Quietly Fire' You10 Signs Your Boss Is Guilty Of Quiet Firing

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Quiet Quitting

    Quiet Quitting

    Are you a quiet quitter? The objective is to avoid occupational burnout and "act your wage." Ironically, it has nothing to do with quitting at all!

    Join us as we talk through some important questions.
    - What is quiet quitting?
    - How did we get here?
    - How do we come to a solution that works for both employees and employers?

    Resources:
    The Professional Try-Hard Is Dead, But You Still Need to Return to the OfficeQuiet Quitting Is About Bad Bosses, Not Bad EmployeesWhy the fuss over quiet quitting?Gallup Poll: Is Quiet Quitting Real?

    • 53 min
    Transitioning Back into the School Year

    Transitioning Back into the School Year

    Getting back into the swing of things after summer can be a lot of trial and error. Kimberly and Ashley discuss what has worked for them in the past, what they're doing differently, and offer each other support as we all head back into the school year!

    Reference:
    Strategies for Successful School Transitions: Preschool to Elementary School and Beyond

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SPECIAL GUEST: Madeline Reeves, CEO of Fearless Foundry

    SPECIAL GUEST: Madeline Reeves, CEO of Fearless Foundry

    Today we welcome Madeline Reeves, Founder and CEO of Fearless Foundry. She walks us through her life as a young, single working mom, her experience in tech, and the deep experiences that have brought her to where she is today.

    From working at startups to Fortune 500s, Madeline never found a company that perfectly matched her mission-driven ethos. Instead, she became the boss she always wanted, built Fearless Foundry from the ground up, and grew it from a one-woman show into a dynamic, ever-evolving team of powerhouses. Her longtime goal has been to get resources into the hands of underrepresented founders. Fearless Foundry is her conduit for this, and for creating meaningful and well-paying work for other women. A born leader, she revels in developing business strategies alongside clients, coaching the team, and getting to work with humans she loves every day. If she’s not resolutely fighting the patriarchy, she’s probably writing, podcasting, or sewing clothes for her kids and dog.

    Check out Fearless Foundry

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

DWHK89 ,

Great Relatable Topics

This podcast does a great job of peeling back the layers on motherhood topics that can be hard to discuss even with the closest of your friends. So glad I found this podcast to lean in on a community that is managing and balancing the challenges of motherhood and careers in this same season of life.

Lauren21D ,

Amazing, Insightful

This podcast makes me feel like I’m talking to two girlfriends not only who GET IT, but also offer smart and practical tips. I learn so much while feeling so seen. Thank you.

AshReckdenwald ,

LOVING this Podcast!!

This podcast is such a refreshing spin on working motherhood!! I love that there is quick-witted banter along with thoughtful research and referenced articles to keep the discussion intellectually stimulating.

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