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There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

Naptime Empires with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms Nikki Elledge Brown

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 87 Ratings

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

    Holly Gillen on Making Videos That Connect

    Holly Gillen on Making Videos That Connect

    Holly Gillen (mom of two) helps high-performing biz owners create videos with a plan, purpose, system, and strategy. In this conversation, we cover how Holly’s business shifted after the birth of each of her sons, how to stand out by showcasing who you are through the use of video, why video is the easiest and fastest way to create connections with people (especially during when so many people are missing in person social connection!), and more. Enjoy!
     
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 1 hr
    The Final Countdown: An Update on Baby, Book, and Biz-Nesting

    The Final Countdown: An Update on Baby, Book, and Biz-Nesting

    Big updates ahead!
    In this episode, which is basically like one big Voxer message from me to YOU, I share the scoop on all things baby (recorded in week 36-37 of pregnancy!), book (still cookin'), and biz-nesting.
    I share:
    What’s worked (what hasn’t) when prepping for baby - labor and delivery and fourth trimester healing, my vision for maternity leave this round (how it’s different from last time), how I’ve prepped on the biz side, and what to expect from the podcast over the next few months as I’m in book and baby bubble mode.
    On that note:
    Over the summer (2020) I had the chance to record a sweet batch o' conversations with biz buddies (and inspiring entrepreneurial moms) near and far. Pandemic and quarantine made for some interesting intermissions as we recorded... on all sides. ;)
    I'm grateful to share that I was able to muster the focus and brainwidth to prep the convos and show notes BEFORE going into labor; they're all lined up and ready to roll out over the next few months as I find my sea legs as a mom of three.
    You're in for a treat. ❤️
    This is meant to spark conversation - I'd love to hear from you.
    As you listen to the update, let me know any Qs or your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires.
    I'll meet you there!

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    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.

    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 31 min
    Tejal V. Patel on Raising Mindful Kids

    Tejal V. Patel on Raising Mindful Kids

    Tejal V. Patel is a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness and meditation advocate for parents and kids. She’s the host of the Time-In Talks Podcast, mom of two, and the author of the brand new book Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused.
    In this conversation we cover the importance of giving kids the tools to manage emotions starting at a young age, practical tips for kids of all ages who are feeling overwhelmed, how she unexpectedly attracted her first book deal by adding amazing value on Instagram, what it was like launching her first book during pandemic and quarantine mode, and more.
    Tune in and tag us on Instagram @tejalvpatel @nikkielledgebrown with your fave takeaways!
     
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 54 min
    When you’re feeling unclear

    When you’re feeling unclear

    We often talk about the value in hiring help in biz and hiring help at home (with childcare, home maintenance, etc). In this episode I highlight the value of enlisting support for YOU - not as a parent, not as a biz owner, but as the one wearing all the hats. The WHOLE you.

    When you're feeling stuck, unclear, not sure what your next right step may be, having (a trusted) someone for YOU can be the ultimate guardrail to help you stay on YOUR path.

    Take a listen, give it a go, and as always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!
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    • 22 min
    Adrienne Dorison on Building a Business That Runs Like Clockwork™

    Adrienne Dorison on Building a Business That Runs Like Clockwork™

    Adrienne Dorison has spent the past 10+ years in the field of operational efficiency, and has since created the most simplistic approach to making your business ultra-efficient. (She also recently became a mom to her little one, Kit.)
    In this conversation we cover what it means (+ what it takes) to build a business that can not just run but GROW without your direct involvement, how efficiency will look different depending on the season of life you’re in, and practical steps you can take to prep your business for when LIFE HAPPENS.
    Grab your earbuds and enjoy!


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    • 47 min
    Season THREE: On Her Terms™

    Season THREE: On Her Terms™

    We're baaack! And by "we" I mean me, you, and my tiny cohost-in-utero. (I KNOW. Big updates ahead.)
     
    In this season (three) premiere episode, I walk you through a lifetime-in-a-year-'s worth of #onherterms-themed lessons learned. Detailing the divine breadcrumbs from one of the most interesting years of my life, how they've impacted my own body, mind, spirit, fam, and biz along the way, and how that's seasoned me to serve YOU in this next chapter. I share what you can expect in this next season of the podcast, namely: more inspiring convos with my brilliant biz buddies, behind-the-scenes on book, baby, and biz-nesting, and more.
     
    In short: The #naptimeempires conversation CONTINUES. And I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts.

    Take a listen, give it a go, and as always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!

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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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87 Ratings

Mena - Curiosity Empire ,

The balance podcast for over-achiever moms

This is my favorite place to come to remember to go for it but also when to take time to rest. Nikki has real, down-to-earth insights that make you just take in a deep breath. She gets it. It feels like having a biz bestie who gets the entrepreneurial side and the mom side.

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Nikki is a breath of fresh air! Every mompreneur needs to listen!

Nikki just had a way with her words to touch you at your core. As a mompreneuer the journey can feel rather alone and I’ve loved having this podcast in my corner. Nikki feels like a bestie you’ve known forever! Moms pop in the earbuds, you won’t be disappointed.

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Great Content For Business Women Balancing Family & Biz

I love that she is a real woman balancing business & family, and talks about it all with honesty and simplicity. I also love to hear her insight on communication and brand messaging.

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