29 episodes

We support the modern working mom with inspiring stories and resources. Something remarkable happens when everyday women come together to share their extraordinary stories. The Working Mom’s Podcast gives the modern woman a microphone to discuss health, wealth, and relationships. Join our host, Estate Planning Attorney Pamela Maass & owner of Maass Law.

The Working Mom's Podcast The Working Mom's Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

We support the modern working mom with inspiring stories and resources. Something remarkable happens when everyday women come together to share their extraordinary stories. The Working Mom’s Podcast gives the modern woman a microphone to discuss health, wealth, and relationships. Join our host, Estate Planning Attorney Pamela Maass & owner of Maass Law.

    The Power of LinkedIn from a LinkedIn Junkie

    The Power of LinkedIn from a LinkedIn Junkie

    “We do business with people, and that’s really the foundation of LinkedIn,” says Benita Samuels, self-proclaimed LinkedIn junkie. She goes on to explain that LinkedIn rewards people for participating and being present in the platform’s community. While LinkedIn may have originated as a place to put your digital resume, Benita warns listeners that the platform has drastically shifted gears since Microsoft acquired it in 2016. Now, LinkedIn is a place where individuals and businesses should share who they are, what they do, and how they help. In this digital age, LinkedIn provides a new forum for networking...and who wants to actively connect with the person in the corner at a networking event, who never speaks their mind or shares their authentic self?

    Benita started out her career in corporate brand marketing, increasing the visibility of major brands from San Pellegrino to Nestle to Disney. She got started right as the digital world was starting to explode and has witnessed the evolution of marketing throughout the digital age. After many years in the corporate world, Benita decided to branch out and started her own business, Visibility Solutions Group, where she helps solopreneurs and small business owners boost their digital presence. Benita has also spent 19 years as a working mom and aims to set the foundation for her daughters to become strong, confident women and business people down the road.

    Tune into this week’s episode of The Working Moms for an informative conversation between host Pam Maas and Benita Samuels about how to create an intentional, thoughtful and engaging presence on LinkedIn. If you are a business owner looking to increase your digital visibility, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable LinkedIn gurus out there!

    Quotes
    • “People always tell you that time goes by really quickly, and the truth of the matter: it is and it does. And so, where you are setting really wonderful examples for your children being a successful working mom, make sure you take the time to just sit and be with them, play with them….Take the time because you deserve it. Work is wonderful, I love my work, but those moments you can only capture when they’re happening, and you’ve gotta stop to appreciate them.” (0:51-1:48)

    • “As a small business owner or a solopreneur, you don’t have the same financial access to tools and individuals who have a level of experience that could benefit you as a small business owner….The truth of the matter is that everything I have over the years can easily be adapted to any different varying sizes of businesses. And so it just seemed to make sense to me.” (4:35-5:20)

    • “First and foremost, it doesn’t matter if you’re a solopreneur or a big business owner. Everybody should be on LinkedIn if you are in business. That is just the foundation because that is where people start.” (7:11-7:24)

    • “Let’s remember that LinkedIn is not your digital resume….Your LinkedIn profile should really be about who you are, what you do, and how you help.” (9:46-10:16)

    • “Social media gives this illusion that you have a relationship. So, people often say, ‘Oh, Benita, I know you! I see you on LinkedIn all the time.’ I may have never met them. But they have this belief system and a trust that they know me because I’m sharing content on LinkedIn.” (16:02-16:22)

    • “Start every day with a beautiful cup of coffee...and open up your LinkedIn and spend 15 minutes going through your feed and reading what people have to say and commenting and being part of the community. That will just start to help you practice that muscle.” (30:12-30:33)

    Links
    https://visibilitysolutionsgroup.com/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/benita-samuels/ 

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms 
    Pamela Maass on Li

    • 35 min
    Real Estate as a Lasting Legacy

    Real Estate as a Lasting Legacy

    Meredith Andersen first discovered her passion for real estate after her husband read Flipping Houses for Dummies. At the time, Meredith and her husband were living on a sailboat off the coast of Mexico. They originally returned to the states to flip houses with the ultimate goal of collecting passive income to put towards future sailing adventures. And while Meredith’s dream of permanently living at sea never materialized, she nevertheless developed a love for real estate that has stuck with her to this day.

    After entering the real estate world, Meredith was originally working 24/7. She explains that this wasn’t a burden for her, since she truly enjoys what she does. However, once she started building a family, it became harder for her to balance real estate responsibilities with raising her kids. Meredith found a solution in building out her team, which now consists of four agents and a full time administrative assistant. Meredith describes this transition as entering a new season of her life. While she started in a season of full-time work mode, she has since moved to a season of leadership, in which she can help her agents get what they need to thrive AND take care of her two young kids. Meredith’s number one tip for working moms is to accept that life is a journey of balancing rather than finding finite balance. Viewing this balancing process as active and ongoing has helped relieve a lot of pressure for Meredith as she navigates the challenges of working motherhood.

    Meredith not only helps her clients buy and sell properties, but she also capitalizes on the benefits of real estate investment in her own life. When asked why real estate is a good investment for families, Meredith explains that real estate pays you in three ways: (1) equity, (2) passive income, and (3) tax write offs. She urges listeners to find a real estate agent they like, trust, and who knows the area well before entering the market. Tune into this week’s episode of The Working Moms Podcast to learn more about Meredith’s career in real estate, her recommendations for real estate investors, and her tips for working moms trying to achieve more balance in their lives. 

    Quotes
    • “There’s a saying that you’re not trying to go for a completely balanced life. It’s not balanced; you’re balancing….You’re never going to be to this point where it’s done and I’m there. You kind of have that theory in your head sometimes or it’s kind of like you’re reaching for this unattainable ‘balanced.’ So I liked that idea that it’s ok...that I’m always balancing the things that I want to see in my life.”  (0:42-1:22)

    • “I was working basically 24/7….It was because I love it. I love what I do, I want to hustle, and I want to grow and help people. So I found it really challenging because I have all that desire and I have all that drive and when you become a mom, there’s a sense of, ‘Do I still get to have those things? Am I still allowed to have that much drive and that much desire because I have these girls that depend on me now?” (10:16-10:45)

    • “I'm really passionate about helping people figure out what it is they want, realize that they deserve what they want (because a lot of times that’s a big hurdle – feeling deserving of everything that you want), and then getting it.” (24:02-24:20)

    Links
    https://www.andersenhomegroup.com/ 

    Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms 

    Pamela Maass on Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/ 

    Law Mother Website:
    https://www.lawmother.com 

    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

    • 28 min
    Growing Your Blog

    Growing Your Blog

    “Embrace the few things you can do, and do those things really well,” says Jenny Levine Finke, Certified Integrated Nutrition Coach and author of Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You. In this episode of Working Moms, Jenny is sharing her insider knowledge on how to grow your blog -- and actually make money! 


    Jenny started her blogging journey after she was diagnosed with Celiacs disease in her 30s. She decided to enroll in an online nutrition coach training to learn more about her disease and help people like her feel better, but she soon discovered she wanted to do more than help individual clients. So, she started a blog! In the many years since, she has grown her following, started communities on social media, written a book, and made an income from her passion project. 


    If you have dreams of being a blogger, you are going to want to tune in to learn more about how Jenny made it happen, and all the lessons she’s learned along the way! 


    Quotes


    “I just thought if I could soak in this knowledge, I could become successful too. I think of myself as my own case study.”  

    “You need to think of your blog, not necessarily as this physical blog online, but as a community. And when you start to see things as a community -- so I see this as a gluten free community, I’m trying to build a real sense of community here -- and so I think if you are gonna come into  this, think of it not as a blog but as building a community.”  (17:57-18:27) 


    Links


    https://www.goodforyouglutenfree.com 


    Facebook Group:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms


     


    Pamela Maass on Linkedin:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/


    Law Mother Website:


    https://www.lawmother.com


     


    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing


    https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

    • 27 min
    Effective Communication in a Family Law Case

    Effective Communication in a Family Law Case

    “Be merciful with yourself,” says family lawyer Genet Johnson. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Genet is talking about effective communication in a family law case - and how setting goals for the important conversations you have about your case can help you get the best outcome. 


    Genet reveals some of the lessons she’s learned from her time as a family lawyer, which she shares in this episode. Her top tip? Make a plan about what you want to get out of your conversation, and slow down. As she says, “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.” This is especially important when communicating with your loved ones, who are probably also dealing with strong emotions during this time. 


    Genet’s actionable insights about communicating during a family law case are valuable for any difficult or emotional conversation. You’re going to want to listen in!


    Quotes


    “If this comes up again, will I be able to stand by that? Can I defend that? And if you’re not sure, that’s an internal conversation that should continue before you say something that you might regret.” (12:02-12:17)


    “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.” 


    Links


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genet-t-johnson-a7031018/ 


     


    Facebook Group:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms


     


    Pamela Maass on Linkedin:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/


     


    Law Mother Website:


    https://www.lawmother.com


     


    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing


    https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

    • 27 min
    Mindful Return to Work

    Mindful Return to Work

    “Micro self-care really matters,” says Lori Mihalich-Levin, partner at a global law firm and founder of Mindful Return, an online community for working parents transitioning back from parental leave. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Lori is talking about all her tips and tricks for parents transitioning back to work -- from building community to buying noise cancelling headphones so you can work from home without going bonkers. 


    Lori focuses the conversation around the four pillars of her Mindful Return program: mindset, logistics, leadership, and connection. Those pillars are based on her own experience as a working mom trying to go back to the law firm without any support or guidance. As Lori says, “There were a ton of classes about what my baby needs, but nothing about what I need as a parent.” 


    Lori shares tons of amazing, tangible, practical tips that you can do, whether you are back in the office or still working from home in this week’s episode, so don’t miss it! 


    Quotes


    “People since the dawn of time have been engaged their villages in caring for their children. What we do that’s weird is expect that it's just one person that’s supposed to be doing it.” (10:59-11:09) 

    “My legacy is normalizing working parenthood. I blare it from the rooftops that I’ve got these kids and I’m a kickass partner at a law firm. It is possible to have the street cred and have babies as well.” (16:50-17:05)


    Links


    https://www.mindfulreturn.com/working-mom-not-abandoning/


     


    Facebook Group:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms


    Pamela Maass on Linkedin:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/


    Law Mother Website:


    https://www.lawmother.com


     


    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing


    https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

    • 21 min
    Millionaire Mindset & Intuitive Budgeting

    Millionaire Mindset & Intuitive Budgeting

    “You do not need to be a millionaire to have a millionaire mindset,” says financial life coach Annette Schmidt. This week, Pam is talking with Annette about cultivating a millionaire mindset and how to become an intuitive budgeter -- but this isn’t about spreadsheets and tedious tracking. It’s all about making financial goals for yourself, and then making sure your money habits are in alignments with those goals. 


    Annette says she “grew up” in finance because she became a banker at eighteen. She left corporate America when she became a mom, but she never lost her passion for helping people manage and grow their money. Annette shares her philosophy on wealth, and reminds us that at the end of the day, money management can’t be separated from our other life goals. She talks with Pam about finding your “why,” getting out of three common money cycles, and learning how to align your spending with what you actually enjoy. 


    This episode is full of incredible, actionable ways to change your relationship with money -- you are going to want to tune in! 


     


    Quotes


    “I really wanted to start coaching to help women start to break the money cycles we get stuck in. (2:17-2:25)

    “The biggest piece when it comes to creating the millionaire mindset is going to be to start to look at money differently. And in order to start to look at money differently, you need to know how you look at it now.” (9:15-9:26)


    Links:


    www.facebook.com/groups/financiallysavvymoms


    www.instagram.com/thefinsavvymom


    www.thefinsavvymom.com


    Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4hLjgNzQnPP5axQ9SVopN3?si=mHsN-9Q5RmWc3Vf5QTdnHQ


     


    Facebook Group:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms


    Pamela Maass on Linkedin:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/


    Law Mother Website:


    https://www.lawmother.com


    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing


    https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

    • 31 min

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13 Ratings

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Helpful podcast for entrepreneurial moms

We juggle so much and love how Pam and her guests break down the different components of business. Great and relatable content!

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Practical and applicable info!

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