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Welcome AMAZING BOSS MOM
We are so glad you found us because that means you have a burning desire to create something in this world...something that positively impacts people AND also makes you money.

You are in the right place.

Here at Boss Mom, we know all too well the challenges of raising babies and businesses at the same time and you need more than just great resources (which we have) you also need a strong support system (we have that too).

Just like all moms you need a simple business because life is complex and you should never have to apologize for having a sometimes unpredictable schedule. You can build a really successful (and profitable) business in 15 hours a week, you just have to know how (and we are going to show you).

We interview amazing ladies who share their struggles and successes as well as solo episodes where I guide you through our Nurture to Convert System designed to help Boss Moms raise their business and babies at the same time.

I'm Dana Malstaff, founder and CEO of Boss Mom LLC, and I'll be your host.

The Boss Mom Podcast Dana Malstaff

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 349 Ratings

Welcome AMAZING BOSS MOM
We are so glad you found us because that means you have a burning desire to create something in this world...something that positively impacts people AND also makes you money.

You are in the right place.

Here at Boss Mom, we know all too well the challenges of raising babies and businesses at the same time and you need more than just great resources (which we have) you also need a strong support system (we have that too).

Just like all moms you need a simple business because life is complex and you should never have to apologize for having a sometimes unpredictable schedule. You can build a really successful (and profitable) business in 15 hours a week, you just have to know how (and we are going to show you).

We interview amazing ladies who share their struggles and successes as well as solo episodes where I guide you through our Nurture to Convert System designed to help Boss Moms raise their business and babies at the same time.

I'm Dana Malstaff, founder and CEO of Boss Mom LLC, and I'll be your host.

    Being a Mom Doesn’t Mean You Have to Give Up On Your Dreams

    Being a Mom Doesn’t Mean You Have to Give Up On Your Dreams

    Motherhood is a journey full of love, joy, and challenges. As moms, we often struggle to balance our dreams with taking care of our children.
     
    People often think that having kids means giving up on our own goals. But is this really true? Can we balance our dreams and the needs of our kids?
     
    In this episode, I talk about the challenges of being a mom with big dreams. I discuss the pressure from society, the sacrifices we make, and why it's important to go at your own speed.
     
    Let's enjoy the slow and steady journey, finding happiness in both our dreams and being a mom.
     
    "I have a problem with somebody saying that once you have kids you don't get to do anything you want and you don't get to really have your dreams." – Dana Malstaff
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    -Balancing Dreams and Parenthood
    Most people seem to think once you become a mom, you can't follow your dreams. How can we still chase them?
     
    -Going Slow is Okay
    It's fine to take your time when reaching your dreams as a mom. How can we raise children mindfully and gradually accomplish our goals?
     
    -Finding Joy in Both Roles
    The time we spend with our kids can be just as rewarding as chasing our dreams. How can we shift our perspective to find joy in both?
     

    • 8 min
    A Real Talk About Guilt And How To Move Through It

    A Real Talk About Guilt And How To Move Through It

    Being a mom and running a business can be really hard. We often feel guilty because we're not sure if we're doing the right things for our kids or our jobs.
     
    Guilt is a common emotion, particularly among mom entrepreneurs juggling dreams and responsibilities. It can be a motivator and a hindrance, and learning how to manage it effectively is essential.
     
    Why do we feel guilty about caring so much for our families and our dreams? I know how hard it is to balance both, and it can really make us question our decisions.
     
    In this episode, I will introduce a special tool which I use that will help you think about what you want to achieve with your money, how you want to feel, and what kind of environment you need to be happy and productive.
     
    “It's legitimate to feel guilty if you've made choices that you aren't sure were right. That's a completely natural human way to feel.” -Dana Malstaff
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    -Understanding the Root of Guilt
    Guilt is tied to the uncertainty of making the right decisions in parenting and business. Have you ever questioned whether you're making the right choices for your family or your career?
     
    -Implementing the F.E.E. Test
    Use this test to evaluate your decisions. How can breaking down your goals into 3 categories help reduce your feelings of guilt?
     
    -Creating a Supportive Environment
    Adjust your environment for better productivity and less frustration. What small changes can you make to balance work and family life effectively?
     

    • 18 min
    Revealing The Remarkable Reality Of A Boss Mom's Life

    Revealing The Remarkable Reality Of A Boss Mom's Life

    If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the constant decision-making, juggling business tasks, and the never-ending responsibilities of motherhood, you’re not alone.
     
    Balancing business and motherhood means constant decisions I have to make and the feeling of always being behind. That’s why it’s important to find real advice and true connections in a world full of repeated ideas.
     
    So, how do we decide which option to take when we're overwhelmed with choices?
     
    In this episode, join me as I open up about what it really means to be a Boss Mom. I invite you to reflect on your own experiences and consider what truly resonates with your lives and values.
     
    "I want a business that is scalable no matter where I am, that ebbs and flows with how my life is going to ebb and flow."
    -Dana Malstaff
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    -Balancing Business and Motherhood
    The flexibility of running a business can actually lead to more disruptions. How do you manage the unique challenges of being a mom and an entrepreneur? 
     
    -The Importance of Genuine Connection
    In a world full of repeated content, how do you find real advice and true connections?
     
    -Building a Supportive Community
    BossMom+ can provide the support and advice you need to navigate the complexities of life and business. Why is it important to have a home base for moms building businesses? 
     

    • 13 min
    3 Decades and the Next Big Thing: These Marketing Trends Were Made for Moms

    3 Decades and the Next Big Thing: These Marketing Trends Were Made for Moms

    Many people think that online courses and social media are the best ways to grow your business, but smaller, close-knit groups can be even better. Building strong, personal connections is really important in today’s business world.
     
    For moms, this is very helpful. Moms can make strong connections and grow their businesses by joining smaller, personal groups, without the stress of trying to be everywhere online, all the time.
     
    With your busy schedule, how can you find the right people and groups to help you? Can small, close-knit groups really help your business grow?
     
    In today’s episode, I talk about the big changes in business trends over the past 30 years. From the blogging craze of the 2000s to the boom of online courses in the 2010s, I see a move towards intimate networking and smaller communities. I’m sharing how these changes affect where you should focus your business efforts today, especially in an uncertain economy.
     
    "I think we're moving into a space of finding your loyal space, growing with that, and becoming micro famous there, because there's not enough energy, especially for moms, to be everywhere." -Dana Malstaff
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    -The Evolution of Business Trends
    Business trends have changed a lot over the past 30 years. How can you adapt to these changes for better business growth?
     
    -Adapting to a Hesitant Economy
    In uncertain times, people are more careful about spending money. How can you show clear value in your offerings to attract customers?
     
    -The Future of Networking
    Smaller, paid communities are becoming more effective than broad social media strategies. How can you build strong, loyal connections in these intimate groups?
     

    • 20 min
    Behind Boss Mom’s Success: My Winning Moves and My Biggest Slip Up

    Behind Boss Mom’s Success: My Winning Moves and My Biggest Slip Up

    As entrepreneurs, we’ve been tricked into believing that a successful brand is all about having the perfect strategy or the best marketing techniques. So we work tirelessly, pouring their heart and soul into our businesses, only to feel disconnected, overwhelmed and burned out on marketing.
    Have you ever wondered why, despite your hard work, your business isn’t growing as you hoped?
    The reality is that nurturing genuine connections and creating a loyal community takes more than just effort—it requires a deep understanding of your audience and a commitment to authenticity.
    In this episode, I share my journey of building a strong and connected community over the past decade. I reveal the proven ways that have helped me foster a sense of belonging among my followers and also talk about the mistakes I made along the way.
    "You can’t help everybody, sometimes the people that need you the most don’t have the bandwidth to do and implement what you want to teach them. You can’t build a profitable business on the people that need you the most." -Dana Malstaff
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    -Separate Yourself from Your Content
    If you don’t take your content too personally, you won't be afraid to share your ideas and connect with others. How do you create a separation between your content and your identity?
    -Help Those Who Are Ready
    We want to help the people who need us the most but you can’t build a business on people in survival mode. Who should we focus on instead?
    -Share a Common Goal
    When people believe in the same goal, they work better together. How do you tap into what you and your community want to change in the world?
     

    • 19 min
    True Profit: The Wealth of Non-Monetary Gains w/Heather Chauvin

    True Profit: The Wealth of Non-Monetary Gains w/Heather Chauvin

    Most people think profit is all about money. They work tirelessly, sacrificing their time, energy, and well-being, only to find themselves burnt out and unfulfilled. Society has conditioned us to believe that just having enough is acceptable, but this mindset keeps us trapped in survival mode.

    Have you ever asked yourself why you never seem to have enough time, energy, or emotional freedom? The truth is, you’re probably stuck in a cycle of just getting by.

    You might think, “If I just work a little harder, I’ll achieve financial freedom.” But even with more money, the exhaustion and emotional drain continue. It feels like there’s no way out.

    In this episode, Heather Chauvin returns. As a business owner who defines profit in a way that goes beyond just financial gains, she shares how to align your actions with your desires and truly thrive.
     
    “Profit is not just about money but it's about time freedom and emotional freedom.” -Heather Chauvin
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    -Profit Is More Than Just Money
    Profit isn't just about making money but it also means having more time and feeling good. Have you ever thought about how having more time and energy can make you feel richer?
    -Stop Just Getting By
    Many people think they only deserve just enough to get by, but this keeps them stuck and tired. What if you could feel happy and have more than just enough?
    -Match Your Actions With What You Want
    To really change, you need to do things that match what you want in life. Can small daily actions really make a big difference in your happiness and success?


    Guest Bio
    Heather Chauvin is a leadership coach who helps ‘successful’ women courageously and authentically live, work, and parent on their own terms. Heather started her career as a social worker helping adults understand children’s behavior. But it wasn’t until 2013 when a stage 4 cancer diagnosis pushed her to take a deeper stand for change, uncovering how cultural expectations sabotage our dreams. She has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Real Simple Magazine, Mind Body Green, Google, and more. When Heather isn’t working, you will find her living out what she teaches which may include kayaking Alaska, snowboarding, hiking, or anything else that challenges what she believes is possible for herself (and inviting her children along the journey). Life is full of opportunities. It’s time to feel alive. 
    Listen to her podcast at https://www.heatherchauvin.com/podcast.
    For free tools & resources from Heather, visit https://heatherchauvin.com/freegifts.
    Follow Heather Chauvin on Instagram: @heatherchauvin_
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
349 Ratings

349 Ratings

Shana | myidealbalance.com ,

Mastermind in your ears!

Love Dana and how she is a friend but also a business role model at the same time.

As moms who are business-minded, sometimes it is hard to find like-minded women to chat with. This podcast is the answer for that.

Not only does she give great advice and awesome peaks behind the scenes but she also brings great guests on. It’s so good!

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Pushy or purposeful! Loved this!

I really appreciated your episode with Cathy Heller it was so relatable. Who doesn't ask themselves at some point “am I being pushy or purposeful?” It was a great listen.

Tjerez ,

Reflect + recharge after every episode

Sometimes a podcast comes along that just makes you feel SEEN- as a mother, as an entrepreneur, as someone committed to “doing the work” on themselves. The topics are intentional and well rounded hitting on everything from business growth to growing your children up (both in ways that honor your values.) Love all the amazing women I’ve been introduced to through the show and now follow on Instagram.

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