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If you're growing a business, starting a business, or figuring out the madness of entrepreneurship and you're thinking about having kids, this podcast is for you. We go in-depth with founders and entrepreneurial parents about what it really takes to have babies, grow businesses, and stay sane. And get a little bit of sleep.

Startup Parent Sarah K Peck

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 124 Ratings

If you're growing a business, starting a business, or figuring out the madness of entrepreneurship and you're thinking about having kids, this podcast is for you. We go in-depth with founders and entrepreneurial parents about what it really takes to have babies, grow businesses, and stay sane. And get a little bit of sleep.

    Raising Them: Gender Creative Parenting — Dr. Kyl Myers

    Raising Them: Gender Creative Parenting — Dr. Kyl Myers

    The other day, I was reading an article on Time Magazine that I couldn't stop reading. Dr. Kyl Myers, an author, had written a long-form piece about gender, sex and parenting. Dr. Kyl Myers holds a PhD in sociology and studies and speaks about gender. They are an award-winning educator and a globally recognized advocate for gender creative parenting. Since 2016, Kyl has been speaking and writing about gender creative parenting and using their own parenting story to help the world learn about and embrace a new type of childhood. Kyl Myers goes by "she" and "her" pronouns, as well as "they" and "them." Dr. Myers is the author of Raising Them: Our Adventure In Gender Creative Parenting.

    If you'd like to hear a fascinating conversation about parenting, gender, and what we can do as parents to help reduce gender violence, oppression against women and men, and create a more playful world, come join us on this episode of the podcast.

    Full show notes, references, quotes, and sponsor details are available at startupparent.com/174


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    Motherhood So White

    Motherhood So White

    #173 — Why is default motherhood so white in our cultural storytelling? In America, the word "mother" is nearly always describing white motherhood. That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a "crack baby" or told her that she would never be able to raise a Black son on her own.

    She realized that American society saw motherhood through a white lens, and that there would be no easy understanding or acceptance of the kind of family she hoped to build. She is the author of Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America, which went on to become an Amazon bestseller.

    Nefertiti Austin joins us on the show to talk about motherhood, race, adoption, and the white lens that is applied to motherhood stories in America, and more broadly, in Western cultures today. We talk about being a single mom and her journey from being a law student to becoming a fiction writer to today, her career in nonfiction writing and publishing. We dig into the mistruths around what's told about being a single mom, adoption, and blackness.

    For full show notes, episode sponsors, and quotes, go to www.startupparent.com/173


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    Something To Look Forward To

    Something To Look Forward To

    #172 — There's a coaching tool that I really love, that is an important concept to know and practice throughout your work and life. It's called "areas of control," and I'll share how to think about it in your life, relationships, and with regards to real-world events. From there, I want to give you one of my favorite practices—something to look forward to.

    Full show notes will be available at startupparent.com/172 


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    Micro Schools, Prepping for Q4, and What Businesses Can Do To Support Parents

    Micro Schools, Prepping for Q4, and What Businesses Can Do To Support Parents

    #171 —  Lions + Tigers Panel Replay. School is back in session, and parents everywhere are fatigued, overwhelmed, and still in the lurch. Workplaces are less and less forgiving, and yet the problems created by the pandemic are still here. What's a working parent to do?

    Last week, Lions + Tigers, spearheaded by Brea Starmer, gathered a panel to talk about specific steps parents can take to strategically plan ahead for the last quarter of the year, what to do to advocate for yourself as a working parent, the option parents have with schools and how you can think about creating a 'micro school' to get childcare set up in areas where remote schools aren't feasible, and how to navigate and set up your workplaces to be more compatible with the working parents in your organization.

    I was lucky enough to be able to host this panel, so I got to interview some talented experts all about all of these questions. Joining me on the panel were Shauna Causey of Weekdays, Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly, and Brea Starmer of Lions + Tigers.

    Full show notes at www.startupparent.com/171 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why Is This So Hard?

    Why Is This So Hard?

    #170 — We're back from "sabbatical" and heading into September after a big move. All of the things happening right now—a pandemic, job stress, health worries, lack of childcare, natural disasters, uncertainty about the future, an election year—can conspire to take a toll on our mental health. Here's what's happening in my brain and mind, and how I'm seeing the effects of all of these stressors play out in my own life. (Hint: it took me an extra six takes to record this episode.) If you're feeling this way, you're not alone. This is a struggle, and I've got a few tips for you to stay compassionate to yourself and help make all this stress just a little bit lighter.


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    • 32 min
    Drop The Ball — Tiffany Dufu

    Drop The Ball — Tiffany Dufu

    #169 — In some mythical fantasy, we tell women that they can have it all and be it all if only they just work hard enough. Yes, you too can be a perfect mother, a lovely wife, and have a full-time career if only you just have the right productivity strategies, tools, and mindsets. Don't forget about self-care!

    Tiffany Dufu is here to burst the bubble of stressed-out mothers everywhere to talk about the reality of being a working parent. The author of "Drop The Ball," Tiffany's life and work is focused on leadership for women and girls. She's been named to Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, serves on the board for Girls Who Code, and is now the founder of TheCru, a networking and peer-to-peer group creator for people who need a cru.

    This interview was first recorded in 2017, but her message to ladies everywhere is more relevant than ever. It's time to drop the ball and really, really lower our expectations. Don't do the things that don't matter. I'll share a personal story: We didn't dress our kiddos in real clothes this whole summer. We just went with pajamas straight from day to night.

    For full show notes, sponsor information, and listener perks, go to startupparent.com/169.


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

jessmarad ,

The “moms group” I was looking for!

When I got pregnant, I found it difficult to find other independent consultants in my network who had navigated the challenge of designing their own maternity leave and balancing life and freelance work with a baby on board. Enter this podcast, which has served up relevant, inspiring ideas at every point of my pregnancy and parenthood journey so far. Highly recommend to other expecting moms whose work lives differ from the standard 9-5.

Kari-NYC ,

The only podcast I make time for

This podcast was the first one I found that made me feel like I was part of a legion of women going through the exact same experience. It’s incredible. Sarah Peck’s compassion towards the life of a working mother- or just a mother, period- is unprecedented. She isn’t just hosting a show, she is creating a revolution that I revel in being a part of. Don’t miss this podcast- you will never feel alone as a mother, as every aspect of this role is covered with intelligence, passion, and dips unapologetically into the raw truth of what it means to be a matriarch. The BEST!

Jamiebee213 ,

Excellent!

Thank you Sarah, so real, so powerful...loving your interviews. Keep it coming!

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