10 episodes

Welcome to The WERKin' Mommas™️ podcast.


If you're tuning in for the first time, welcome, thank you for being here. If you're a regular listener: hey, hello, welcome back! Let you network know you're listening to this episode by using the hashtag #WERKinMommas also feel free to tag me @NikkWinstonCPA.

The WERKin' Mommas Podcast Nikki Winston, CPA

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to The WERKin' Mommas™️ podcast.


If you're tuning in for the first time, welcome, thank you for being here. If you're a regular listener: hey, hello, welcome back! Let you network know you're listening to this episode by using the hashtag #WERKinMommas also feel free to tag me @NikkWinstonCPA.

    Mad Moms: My Kids Get on my Nerves!

    Mad Moms: My Kids Get on my Nerves!

    Honest Motherhood: My Kids Get on my DAMN Nerves. 


    I'm pretty sure there's gonna be comments and perspectives coming from all directions about this episode. I'm saying something that needs to be said first and foremost. But often as mommas, we're shunned or bashed for vocalizing certain things that we deal with every day. I've been a mom for almost 15 years, I can say that every moment and every day has not been rosy and fun and exciting and happy-go-lucky and the world smells like flowers type-thing.  


    Who Left Their Clothes on the Floor?! 


    The moms on the show would get mad. They felt bad for getting mad and talked about how moms aren’t supposed to get mad at kids. Many of us have felt when everybody walks past the clothes and shoes on the floor. Everybody in the house walks past it like, it's not there and you're waiting for somebody else to pick it up. 


    Kids in the Grocery Store 


    What's the thing kids do at the grocery store? They pick up stuff, ask can they have something, or they sneak it in the cart. If you tell your kids NO or stop repeatedly people might think wow that's a mean mama, you're not supposed to talk to your kids like that.  


    Humanize Moms 


    Moms, have you ever had that feeling like my kids get on my damn nerves?! OMG, these kids are driving me crazy! It doesn't mean that you love your kids or kids any less. It means that you're human and have emotions just like everybody else in the world.  


    Paid Leave. Period. 


    42 days for your body to “snap back” from bringing a human into the world that took you about 270 or so days to create. That's a whole separate podcast episode for me.  


    Mad Mom Moment 


    So I used to yell at my kids to get stuff done and then I thought about how exhausted I felt afterwards, but also how bad I felt afterward. It's hard for me as an adult to receive a message from somebody who's yelling at me. And if I don't want something done to me, I'm certainly not gonna do it to somebody else - adult kid, whoever.


    Raising Children


    Everybody has their different ways of parenting, and nobody can really criticize or try to instruct a mom or dad on how to be fulfill their roles as parents. If you have strategies and communications and things that work in your household for your kids, then do what works for you and don't feel like you have to become something that you're not or change who you are or conform to what this world thinks we should be simply because we chose to have children.


    Communication Skills and Kids


    I want my kids to understand that they have a voice, a point of view and they should never silence that for anybody. If you feel the need to say something, say it, it doesn’t matter:


    Who's in the room or in the seat next to youHow much money somebody hasHow many connections they haveHow old or young they areHow much education or experience they haveOr anything else

    How do you deal with those days when your kids get on your nerves and what are some things that you want to share in your own experiences as a mother that you think could help another bomb or even just to get it off your chest. If you're one of those moms who you feel stressed and overworked and overwhelmed with everything that's on your plate and you just need somewhere to vent. That's why I want to create this community. We need that space for us and by us for moms, by moms to be able to have these conversations without dealing with the trolls and the people who want to mom shame every chance they get.


    Let's Chat


    What y’all think? Let’s continue this conversation.


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    • 31 min
    Mommy Moment: I’m Cleaning Up So I Can Cook

    Mommy Moment: I’m Cleaning Up So I Can Cook

    Let’s throw perfection to the wayside and talk about this mom struggle.






    When you need to cook but you gotta clean the kitchen first then you ask the kids to clean and they do it halfway so you end up doing it anyway. By then you’ve loaded the dishwasher, cleaned out the refrigerator, wiped everything down, swept and mopped the floor and you’re exhausted - and not 1 pot is on the stove. This is just 1 of the many WTF moments we deal with as moms.






    I’m making dishwater and wiping the counters down but had to stop and have a living room conversation with my fellow moms.






    There’s so much to do. Even figuring out what to do before you make ONE move is exhausting. It doesn’t have to be. For all the craziness of our daily lives, pencil in things on your calendar that you love - mine is cleaning. That is not a typo - 1 of my favorite things to do is clean. Turning on music, putting in my rubber gloves, and setting my Apple Watch to Mixed Cardio is a great time in my book. I know I won’t be interrupted because nobody in my house is volunteering to help me clean the kitchen (or any other room 🤦🏽‍♀️) so I also consider it “me time.” It takes A LOT to be a responsible for other little humans and as much as I love being a mom, we need to have more cathartic conversations like this and share experiences and learnings that can help other moms.






    We may not know each other but Moms all have a common understanding and empathy for each other that we can laugh and cry about. What’s your #momlife like? Tune in to this episode of The WERKin’ Mommas podcast!






    #werkinmommas #honestmotherhood #moms #thestruggleisreal #millennialmom #workingmom #busymom #momconcierge #podcast #mompodcast #worklifebalance #momlifebelike #cleaning #entrepreneurship #homebody #laundry #millennials #momcommunity #busymomlife #mompreneur #girlmom #boymom #momblogger #blackgirlswhoblog #momproblems #momboss #mommy #momlifeisthebestlife #momstyle #mompodcasters #wocpodcast #cleaningmotivation 

    • 40 min
    Learning & Unlearning as a Mom

    Learning & Unlearning as a Mom

    I’m going through a transition as a mother. I’m in this torn space of giving my kids the space to grow, develop, and learn, but I’m still looking at them like the 2-year-olds I chased after to make sure they didn’t fall or play with the sockets.






    In my transition as a mom, I’m in a delicate space where I’m trying to make sure the teaching is there for my kids. I say that because I want them to be in tune with their feelings and being comfortable openly expressing how they feel, and feeling like they can sit me down and talk to me about anything whether it’s good or bad. The struggle with me is that I didn’t grow up like that - talking back, having an opinion, all that is against the black parent’s law and as long as you lived under your parents’ roof you didn’t have an opinion, you not paying no bills. So there were things I had to learn and think about it like what I want my relationships with my kids to look like as they get older and how do I instill things in them without it being shoved down their throats.






    So, just as my kids are growing and developing, I am too.






    I’m unlearning mom guilt. Feeling like I’m not enough, I haven’t done enough, like I’ve failed my kids on things that bother me but they’re not even thinking about let alone tripping about. I feel like that goes back to the desire of some parents who want to live vicariously through their kids. And that also goes back to other people’s opinions - whether it’s the dad or grandparents or friends who want to tell you your kids.






    So much to unpack in this episode - tune in!






    What are some things you’ve had to learn and unlearn as a mother?






    ~N

    • 21 min
    Business Goals, Mommy Meltdowns, + Some WTF Moments

    Business Goals, Mommy Meltdowns, + Some WTF Moments

    CPA EXAM COACHING PROGRAMS


    Launched the CPA exam coaching programs. There’s a lot of the nontechnical and more long-term strategies that I share in my CPA exam programs because those aspects are lacking. Sadly, we as black professionals are a part of the non-elite 1% of black CPAs - we’re actually less than 1%, more like 0.7%. My goal with launching my CPA exam coaching programs is to increase that number by providing the strategies and experiences that black CPA candidates particularly need. 


    Everyday on LinkedIn I get messages from future CPAs about exam strategies and how to pass the exam. This past score release I got a message on LinkedIn from a follower that engages with my content on a regular basis and he said, “I failed FAR again, what am I doing wrong?” My CPA exam coaching programs are designed to go beyond the content and answer those questions that course materials can’t; to provide you with support and guidance from someone who’s been where you are - having taken the computerized exam 13 times over. All the way down to what to do in the days leading up to your exam, what do eat the night before, my zen preparation on the day of. I thoroughly enjoy helping the future CPAs pass the exam. There are free tutorials on bonds, break-even analysis, and cash-to-accrual conversion on my website, NikkWinstonCPA.com. In other news. . .






    REFINING VS. PERFECTING






    I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve stopped beating myself up when things don’t go as planned. There’s a ton of things I have learned to distinguish between REFINING vs. PERFECTING something. 






    Refining is enhancing something that you’ve created for whatever reason. Maybe you have a course and you added some bonus content that increases the value of the course - that’s refining. Perfecting on the other hand is constant iteration with no end goal in sight - you’re consumed with this feeling of, using the course example again, you feel like the course isn’t good enough so you keep changing things and delaying publishing the course, you’re anxious about people’s feedback and you continue in this cycle until the course gets to your definition of perfection, which most likely is a point you’ll never reach. Because perfection is undefined and it’s subjective. You might think the course is trash and you publish it and everybody loves it. Reaching for perfection will leave you sitting on a lot of unpublished content or services that somebody, at least 1 person, finds value in. 






    MOMMY MELTDOWN






    I’m going through a transition as a mom. My son is definitely growing - he’s almost taller than me, he eats all the food, and he’s outgrown all of his clothes. I was going to do my usual and run to the mall and grab him some outfits - the usual basketball shorts, tees, and a couple “school” outfits. Because he’s growing, I wasn’t sure what size he wore so I decided to bring him with me. Much to my surprise, the years of sweatpants and Jordans have come to an end! Instead of his usual student athlete attire, my son went for the jeans that he told me for years he hated, the button-ups that he could only deal with on picture day. No Jordan, LeBron, or Kobe shoes - VANS?! We all know what this means when a pre-teen boy starts paying more attention to his looks. He’s obviously feeling himself and some little girl probably is too. My baby is not a baby anymore! Y’all - I’m NOT ready. 

    • 29 min
    Crushing Goals (or NOT) During Quarantine

    Crushing Goals (or NOT) During Quarantine

    The WERKin' Mommas podcast is the business plan for entrepreneurs, the how-to & WTF guide for busy moms and the coat-tail pulling career advice millennials need to win in the corporate world.






    Nikki Winston is a mom, CPA, and career development expert who put all the "what-ifs" aside and launched her podcast. Her career advice is featured in Forbes, the Ellevate Network, Reader’s Digest and many other publications.






    Connect with Nikki: Instagram|LinkedIn|Twitter|Website|Podcast






    Welcome to Season 2 of The WERKin’ Mommas podcast!






    This quarantine has had everybody in their feelings and in their bag. Have you launched or new business or are you more focused on chilling? Whatever your thing is, it's totally OK!






    On this episode we're talking about:






    finding the space and grace you need to be in your feelingshow saying NO is a great thingfocusing on your own goals and leaving behind other people's expectations






    It's a good one, if I do say so myself. Listen and tag me @NikkWinstonCPA as you share this podcast on social media.

    • 30 min
    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    The WERKin' Mommas podcast is the business plan for entrepreneurs, the how-to & WTF guide for busy moms and the coat-tail pulling career advice millennials need to win in the corporate world.






    Nikki Winston is a mom, CPA, and career development expert who put all the "what-ifs" aside and launched her podcast. Her career advice is featured in Forbes, the Ellevate Network, Reader’s Digest and many other publications.






    I woke up to hugs, kisses, cards, love, and brunch + mimosas.






    Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy this amazing day with 50% off all courses and books with code MOMSDAY50. https://bit.ly/2WLdfrI






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    Connect with Nikki: Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | Website | Podcast

    • 5 min

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