Moms on Maternity brings ambitious, working mothers together at a very special time in their life. We have created a thriving, grassroots community driven by the desire to share “Mom Life” experiences and help Working Moms make new friends and find more joy.
Wild Joy in 2022 | Aimee Cruz Talks to Author Joannie Garner about Dreams, Hope and Motherhood
In this episode, Aimee has an uplifting talk with Mom to two teens and author of the new book, Wild Joy. In Wild Joy, Joannie Garner talks about her journey where she learned to survive, overcome and thrive. Joannie lost her own Mom when she was 12 to suicide. She was only 30 Years old. As you can imagine, this loss changed the direction of her life. She didn't think she could be a mother, yet at 30 years old she found herself pregnant with lots of fear surrounding her coming new role as a Mother. Today Joannie's kids are 17 and 18 years old. Her message to all is simple: It's never too late to go after lost dreams, no matter what age we are. Joannie's dream was to write and coach and her book, Wild Joy, coming to life is proof dreams come true when you work for them.
Find this uplifting, powerful book on Amazon: Wild Joy: Moments Captured in the Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Spaces of Everyday and Extraordinary Life
Aimee Cruz and Author of Novel ”Manflu”, Simone de Muñoz, Discuss her New Book Where Women Step Up
Aimee talks to Simone about her debut novel, Manflu. Manflu is about a world after a pandemic which killed or weakened men. Simone was in the process of writing this book before COVID and was published in March 2021. The book is a thriller and steamy in parts but has larger themes for what we as a society may (or may not) want to do as we head into our future for change. Simone de Muñoz writes dystopian, or perhaps utopian, fiction, depending on your perspective, where women drive the story and sometimes even run the world. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in economics from MIT, which she uses in her day job in nonprofit management. Based in Silicon Valley, she lives with her patient husband, their charming sons ages 7 and 10, and a grumpy dog named Fish.
Aimee Cruz interviews Kelly Schaefer, CEO Concierge Academy | From Corporate To Entrepreneur/CEO
In this inspiring talk between two Entrepreneurial Minded Moms, Aimee Cruz, interviews, Kelly Schaefer. Kelly is a Mom of 4 – was a registered nurse and left nursing in 2010 after a long career to follow her own path of leading a Personal Services agency and helping others start their own “errands” businesses. They discuss things such as:
• Side hustle or go all in? When to take the leap.
• Tips for moving from the Technician in the business to the CEO and Leader of the business.
• What it is like becoming a parent at the age of 16 and then waiting 11 years to continue to grow your family.
• How to get a Personal Services business – or really any business – off the ground. Kelly transformed her life out of corporate America and into being a business owner and entrepreneur.
Kelly knew she had a skill that was being able to take care of others. She started a business in her local town running errands for busy people and seniors in her local community. It gave her a way to never have to work weekends or holidays ever again. Her business grew from just her – to a team of 8 employees and she has generated over a million dollars “running errands” since 2010. Her success then took her onto another path, she wrote a book in 2017 and has been helping other women (mostly moms) start businesses doing the exact same thing in their own towns/cities.
Aimee Cruz and Bracha Goetz talk Joy Ladder, Finding Meaning and Healthy Habits for Moms and Kids
In this week’s episode, Aimee Cruz, talks with Bracha Goetz, a joyful mom of six, who overcame food addictions. She shares her journey from Harvard, to Israel and into her life’s work. She tells Aimee all about the Joy Ladder and how each level works. Her current mission is to inspire other mothers to fill any emptiness inside by adding more joy to their lives. She is author of 40 children’s books and a candid memoir for adults about overcoming food addictions, or any addiction for that matter, joyfully. Bracha shares wisdom related to human behavior and highlights two of her fantastic children’s books that help kids understand how to stay healthy, especially as it comes to food habits.
Aimee Cruz interviews Megan Bozzuto | Career Pivot - Finding New Opportunities After A Career Pause
In this episode, Aimee Cruz, founder of Moms on Maternity talks to Megan Buzzuto, the leader of the International Association of Women, IAW. Megan shares her journey of returning to work after three kids and living internationally for her husbands job. She shares tips for how women and men alike can think about what they want to do next in their careers and how they can take steps that help lead to success. They talk all things from skills, to networking and virtual work. The IAW is a networking organization with chapters all over the United States focused on supporting women who both work in corporate settings and entrepreneurial settings.
Aimee Cruz interviews Jamie Fagan on LinkedIn Strategy and Approach; Lessons from his Career Path
Some people seem to just get business and Jamie Fagan is one of those. Through his career's ups and downs, Jamie was able to find lessons about human nature and business. He uses his abilities to strike meaningful conversations on LinkedIn and has tips for how one might use LinkedIn in a more meaningful way as one grows and strengthens their professional network. On this episode, Jamie shares his approach and tips with Aimee. Jamie is the owner of a local landscaping company, a handyman and also taking on a new work-related pursuit at this time.
Incredible show I must say. The host has done good job. I have given 5 star.
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