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Are you craving an open, honest conversation about the highs and lows of
parenting, your career, and home life? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone.
Jill Devine is here to talk about the daily grind of parenthood and how it can
make you feel alone, isolated and questioning it all. The Two Kids and A Career
Podcast is an outlet to escape the stresses of everyday life, while engaging in
real conversations. Jill is an entrepreneur, wife and mama. Her 20-year career
as an on-air radio personality inspired this podcast to give voice to the
complexities of raising a family, having a career and simply just trying to keep
it all together. From the tough talks to the hilarity of it all, she is here to
have a conversation and offer great advice from a tribe of amazing individuals.
Tune in and join along as we navigate the emotional roller-coaster known as
parenthood!

Two Kids and A Career Jill Devine Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Are you craving an open, honest conversation about the highs and lows of
parenting, your career, and home life? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone.
Jill Devine is here to talk about the daily grind of parenthood and how it can
make you feel alone, isolated and questioning it all. The Two Kids and A Career
Podcast is an outlet to escape the stresses of everyday life, while engaging in
real conversations. Jill is an entrepreneur, wife and mama. Her 20-year career
as an on-air radio personality inspired this podcast to give voice to the
complexities of raising a family, having a career and simply just trying to keep
it all together. From the tough talks to the hilarity of it all, she is here to
have a conversation and offer great advice from a tribe of amazing individuals.
Tune in and join along as we navigate the emotional roller-coaster known as
parenthood!

    144: I'm Making The Decision To Hit Pause

    144: I'm Making The Decision To Hit Pause

    This is the last episode of Two Kids and A Career until … TBD. Jill Devine made a very tough decision and she wrote about it in a blog post [https://www.jilldevine.com/post/it-s-time-to-be-honest-with-myself], which she read in this week's episode.

    A very special thank you:

    Brian, Lu, and Charli

    My family and friends

    Evoke Creative, especially Crystal and Tiffany [https://www.evokecco.com/]

    Clara [https://www.jilldevine.com/post/meet-my-interns]

    Blondin Professional Real Estate [https://www.blondinrealestate.com/]

    Elemental Esthetics [https://elementalesthetics.com/]

    Lisa Webb with Addy's Way [https://addysway.com/]

    Messy Mommies [http://www.messymommiesinthecity.com/]

    Last but not least, YOU!

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    • 10 min
    143: Single Moms Are An Underserved Community

    143: Single Moms Are An Underserved Community

    In reflecting on the number of episodes Jill Devine has produced for Two Kids and A Career, she realized she hadn't had an episode dedicated entirely to single moms. That changes with this week's episode.

    Samantha Tradelius [https://www.samanthatradelius.com/] is a Mother, Wife, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Speaker. Samantha is brutally honest, fast moving and a supporter of all things SHE.

    A born go-getter from early on, Samantha always knew she was destined to do big things. Armed with her brokerage license and natural gift for being a connector, Samantha began her entrepreneurial journey co-founding Commercial Coverage Insurance Agency (CCIA) alongside her husband. From humble beginnings the pair quickly turned CCIA into a wildly successful business, valued at an impressive eight figures.

    Following her success with CIA, Samantha knew it was time to lean into a passion that had inspired her from a very young age. Having never stopped thinking about the stories her grandmother and hero, GG, would tell her about raising three children as a single mom in the 1950s. Samantha always noticed that in all her stories, her grandmother never mentioned anyone helping her...or asking for help. She knew that her grandmother had done everything she could to rub her nickels together to make everything possible for her children.

    Samantha and Jill discussed the nonprofit Samantha created to help single moms.

    IG: @SamanthaTradelius

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    Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental Esthetics

    This episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics [http://elementalesthetics.com/]. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you'll get a special gift with your purchase.

    • 37 min
    142: A Unique Way To Get Kids Outside To Play

    142: A Unique Way To Get Kids Outside To Play

    Lakshmi Jayanthi is the Founder & CEO of Pickup Sports [https://pickupsports.co/pages/app-1] and also the mom of two active young boys. Lakshmi's mission is to inspire kids to live a long-term active lifestyle by bringing the fun back into youth sports and making it more accessible for all kids. Pickup Sports is a mobile app that facilitates kids playing neighborhood sports which makes sports easier for parents and a lot less intense for kids. They help parents organize their own local play groups, invite friends to join, challenge other neighborhoods to a game and provide educational videos so parents have a plan for what their kids can play.

    Lakshmi joined Jill Devine this week to discuss Pickup Sports.

    Instagram: @pickupsportsfun

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

    Twitter: @askpickupsports

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    Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative [https://www.evokecco.com/]

    • 31 min
    141: An Anti-Aging Routine While On A Budget (Part 2)

    141: An Anti-Aging Routine While On A Budget (Part 2)

    Jennifer Warmann-Bloss is a licensed Esthetician, CEO of Elemental Esthetics and Blogger and has been working on clients since 2001. Elemental Esthetics has been a proud sponsor of Two Kids and A Career for the last year and a half. Jill Devine is a regular client of Jennifer's and first had Jennifer on the podcast in Episode 79: How An Esthetician Approaches Her Clientele's Desire For Youth. [https://www.jilldevine.com/podcast/episode/1dadf6ed/79-how-an-esthetician-approaches-her-clienteles-desire-for-youth]

    Jill invited Jennifer back on the podcast for a two-part episode to discuss some trends and beauty tips. In this week's episode, some of the topics the ladies discussed: Vitamin C, serums, sunscreens, zinc, titanium oxide, and how to layer your facial creams and lotions.

    More about Jennifer Warmann-Bloss:

    Being educated in Boston at one of the top Esthetics Schools in the country, the Catherine Hinds Institute, sets her base education apart from the average esthetician in St Louis. She prides herself on maintaining her education ongoing and additionally keeping you, the client, educated as well on the latest innovations in anti-aging.

    Her approach to services is to truly create a customized experience for anyone who comes through her doors. She doesn't simply follow the same protocols for all but instead develops a program designed to make you look your personal best. With personalized facial services, lasers, peels and more, she has all the tools necessary to make you look amazing. Additionally, Jennifer comes from a professional background with previous work experience in the high-tech world. She helped build and develop some of the first car dealer websites in the 90's when the internet was just developing, worked in e-mail marketing software and worked with predictive modeling software with Fortune 500 companies. This professional understanding of technology helped her greatly as she began to educate herself on lasers and many other business arenas of esthetics.

    Elemental Esthetics, LLC

    425 N. New Ballas Rd., Suite 206

    Creve Couer, MO 63141

    Ph. and Text: 314-279-6069

    IG: @elementalesthetics

    FB: Elemental Esthetics

    Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/

    Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=en

    Two Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/

    Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental Esthetics

    This episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics [http://elementalesthetics.com/]. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you'll get a special gift with your purchase.

    • 29 min
    140: What The Heck Are Peptides? (Part 1)

    140: What The Heck Are Peptides? (Part 1)

    Jennifer Warmann-Bloss is a licensed Esthetician, CEO of Elemental Esthetics and Blogger and has been working on clients since 2001. Elemental Esthetics [https://elementalesthetics.com/] has been a proud sponsor of Two Kids and A Career for the last year and a half. Jill Devine is a regular client of Jennifer's and first had Jennifer on the podcast in Episode 79: How An Esthetician Approaches Her Clientele's Desire For Youth [https://www.jilldevine.com/podcast/episode/1dadf6ed/79-how-an-esthetician-approaches-her-clienteles-desire-for-youth].

    Jill invited Jennifer back on the podcast for a two-part episode to discuss some trends and beauty tips. In this week's episode, the ladies discussed some hot words including amino acids, peptides, Ozempic, and Mounjaro.

    More about Jennifer Warmann-Bloss:

    Being educated in Boston at one of the top Esthetics Schools in the country, the Catherine Hinds Institute, sets her base education apart from the average esthetician in St Louis. She prides herself on maintaining her education ongoing and additionally keeping you, the client, educated as well on the latest innovations in anti-aging.

    Her approach to services is to truly create a customized experience for anyone who comes through her doors. She doesn't simply follow the same protocols for all but instead develops a program designed to make you look your personal best. With personalized facial services, lasers, peels and more, she has all the tools necessary to make you look amazing. Additionally, Jennifer comes from a professional background with previous work experience in the high-tech world. She helped build and develop some of the first car dealer websites in the 90's when the internet was just developing, worked in e-mail marketing software and worked with predictive modeling software with Fortune 500 companies. This professional understanding of technology helped her greatly as she began to educate herself on lasers and many other business arenas of esthetics.

    Elemental Esthetics, LLC

    425 N. New Ballas Rd., Suite 206

    Creve Couer, MO 63141

    Ph. and Text: 314-279-6069

    IG: @elementalesthetics

    FB: Elemental Esthetics

    Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/

    Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=en

    Two Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/

    Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental Esthetics

    This episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics [http://elementalesthetics.com/]. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you'll get a special gift with your purchase.

    • 25 min
    Episode 139: Tips For Recent Grads On How To Land A Job

    Episode 139: Tips For Recent Grads On How To Land A Job

    Beth Hendler-Grunt is the founder and president of Next Great Step [https://nextgreatstep.com/?_gl=1%2A1el7vle%2A_ga%2AMjA2NTE0NTQzMy4xNjgzMjk3MjYz%2A_ga_5QT0V93500%2AMTY4NTc0OTQ0Ni40LjEuMTY4NTc0OTg2NS42MC4wLjA]. The firm's sole focus is to guide college students and recent grads to help them to land the job they deserve. She leverages techniques and insights of advising CEOs and brings those secrets to students to help them stand out and get the job. She has enabled hundreds of clients to achieve success where 90% of clients land the job of their choice. Ms. Hendler-Grunt is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller, "The Next Great Step: The Parents' Guide to Launching Your New Grad into A Career" [https://nextgreatstep.com/book/]. This is a must-have resource for parents. Ms. Hendler-Grunt has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, SiriusXM radio, Kiplinger, CNN, Fortune, and many other media outlets. Her clients have landed jobs at Amazon, Yelp, JP Morgan, EY, and Major League Baseball to name a few. She is also the mom of a recent college grad and college sophomore… so she gets it.

    Even though Jill Devine's daughters are 6 and 4 years old and she's not close to having this particular type of conversation with them, she recognizes this is a very important topic that parents in all seasons of life should take a listen to.

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    Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental Esthetics

    This episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics [http://elementalesthetics.com/]. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you'll get a special gift with your purchase.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Christie Bilbrey ,

Entertainment with a purpose!

I love the wide variety of guests Jill interviews and the stories they share. Two Kids and a Career thoughtfully combines entertainment and inspiration. Plus, I leave learning something new and helpful.

gabecarbonara ,

Wow love this show!

Wow I love this show and your interviews. Please keep up your stellar work! Thank you for this.

asergunina ,

Fantastic Podcast continued

I am a first time mom and trying to figure out what’s best for our family and I’ve been very into all the topics Jill discusses.

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