52 episodes

We know moms tend to get more done in an hour than the average human, yet are often misunderstood and underappreciated in the workplace. We’re here to shine a light on the working mom experience to help ourselves and others step into and advocate for this superpower! We’re not experts, we’ve just been there - and are still there - kids, clients and all. Join us as we cultivate more joy in working motherhood, at the corner of calm and chaos.

Working Mom Hour Erica & Madeline

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

We know moms tend to get more done in an hour than the average human, yet are often misunderstood and underappreciated in the workplace. We’re here to shine a light on the working mom experience to help ourselves and others step into and advocate for this superpower! We’re not experts, we’ve just been there - and are still there - kids, clients and all. Join us as we cultivate more joy in working motherhood, at the corner of calm and chaos.

    Grief in Motherhood

    Grief in Motherhood

    In Ep. 38, we have an emotional and enlightening discussion with Dr. Sherry Walling, mom, trauma psychologist and author of Touching Two Worlds. We share our personal experiences with grief, and discuss how to navigate our needs in motherhood and the workplace. We also chat about the life lessons that grief has taught us, and how to help our children to handle their heavy feelings in healthy ways - like a good cry. Join us!

    Episode Links:

    Touching Two Worlds: https://www.touchingtwoworlds.com/

    Please make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and kindly review the podcast on Apple Podcasts so we can reach more working moms. We always want to hear your thoughts, concerns, questions or guest suggestions – email workingmomhour@212comm.com.  
    Episode social handles: 
    @WorkingMomHour
    @EMechlinski
    @MadsCaldwell

    • 46 min
    Chit-Chat 13: Episode Rewinds & Reflections

    Chit-Chat 13: Episode Rewinds & Reflections

    Join us as Marla turns the tables to interview Erica and Mads about how they're applying lessons learned from some of our favorite episodes from Season 1 into their daily lives. Because when you hear a great piece of advice, you can’t just listen and leave it, right? We share reactions and insights from:
    (1:05 - 10:30) Dr. Karen Sheffield-Abdulla from Episode 29, who taught us why high-achieving women tend to put aside emotions in business, and how to counteract this feeling with holistic health practices, putting us in a mindful trance along the way.(10:35 - 22:10) Jenny Zook of the Confidence Collective on Episode 22, who gives a few closet clean-out tips and why every woman deserves to feel like a badass.(22:15 - 27:05) Teresa Tanner from the Reserve Squad from Episode 21, who gave every pregnant person at her top 10 banking company access to a personal concierge during and after pregnancy.(27:10 - 33:50) And Dr. Nicole Pensak of Episode 17, who taught us about the amazing “Mom Brain” and "Matrescence" and how we can work with our bodies to optimize this important period of growth.

    • 35 min
    Stepping into the Role You Deserve with Mom and Washington Business Journal Editor-in-Chief Vandana Sinha

    Stepping into the Role You Deserve with Mom and Washington Business Journal Editor-in-Chief Vandana Sinha

    In Ep. 37, our PR day jobs and Working Mom Hour worlds collide as we interview Vandana Sinha, Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Business Journal. For 16 years, Vandana has worked her way to the top of a prominent newsroom, while prioritizing her family and using her public platform to address important issues related to women in the workplace. She shares how she takes care of her team, her family and herself. Join us!

    Episode Links:
    Washington Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/

    To submit news or an idea for the “My Story” section of the Washington Business Journal, contact Vandana Sinha, Editor-in-Chief: vsinha@bizjournals.com.
    To be considered for the Washington Business Journal “Small Business Spotlight” feature, contact Michael Neibauer, Managing Editor: mneibauer@bizjournals.com.
    Viewpoint: Hello, my name is Vandana Sinha and I am not a cliché
    Viewpoint: When the kids aren’t all right

    Please make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and kindly review the podcast on Apple Podcasts so we can reach more working moms. We always want to hear your thoughts, concerns, questions or guest suggestions – email workingmomhour@212comm.com.  
    Episode social handles: 
    @WorkingMomHour
    @EMechlinski
    @MadsCaldwell

    • 43 min
    Picking Up The Slack - Childless Women in The Workplace

    Picking Up The Slack - Childless Women in The Workplace

    On Ep 36 of Working Mom Hour, we're talking about gender bias in the workplace regardless of motherhood with Rachel Bauer of Gild Collective. Who is it, when a working parent leaves for kid pickup, that picks up the “slack?” We explore both sides of feelings of resentment among coworkers, how biases can cause barriers to growth in the workplace, and question: is the grass truly greener? Join us!
     
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
     
    Imagine a thriving work culture. One that is built on connection – to peers, to the company, and to the work itself.
     
    Latch helps you ask questions, share information, and discover in real time what your employees think and feel so you can adjust. The goal is to build extraordinary cultures that drive engagement. 
     
    Visit shiftthework.com/latch to learn more, or anonymously suggest that Latch reach out to your company. And tell them Erica + Mads sent you.
     
    Please make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and kindly review the podcast on Apple Podcasts so we can reach more working moms. We always want to hear your thoughts, concerns, questions or guest suggestions – email workingmomhour@212comm.com.  
     
    Episode social handles: 
     
    @WorkingMomHour
    @EMechlinski
    @MadsCaldwell
    @GildCollective
    @ShiftTheWork

    • 55 min
    Supporting Moms at Work

    Supporting Moms at Work

    In Ep. 35 of Working Mom Hour, Claudia Naim-Burt breaks down why the way we work isn’t working and how she’s on a mission to fix it! Claudia co-founded Keep Company, a coaching community for parents and caregivers. They partner with leading organizations to create a culture of inclusivity, achievement, and belonging - one employee at a time. Join us!
     Keep Company: https://www.keep-company.com
    And thank you to our episode sponsor, Latch! Learn more: www.shiftthework.com/latch

    Please make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and kindly review the podcast on Apple Podcasts so we can reach more working moms. We always want to hear your thoughts, concerns, questions or guest suggestions – email workingmomhour@212comm.com.  

    • 39 min
    Weed Moms

    Weed Moms

    Welcome back to Working Mom Hour! Today we are joined by cannabis and parenting stigma crusher and author of Weed Mom, Danielle Simone Brand. (If you haven’t already listened to our “cannabis 101” episode with Dr. June Chin, or our chit-chat about our first times check them out here and here.)

    We talk about how Danielle dropped her husband off at rehab for weed and how she went from hating it to studying it to being a full-fledged canna-mom. We talk about America’s hang-up with pleasure, and all things parenting and cannabis - how we got started on our journeys, stigmas, that can come from using and how it can elevate us as mothers! This is an episode you don't want to miss for anyone canna-curious. Join us! 
     
    Find Weed Mom author Danielle Simon Brand at https://www.daniellesimonebrand.com/, order her book on Amazon here or anywhere you buy.
     
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
     
    Curio Wellness: Curio is offering 25% off one full-priced Curio Wellness product when you mention Working Mom Hour *in store only* at their Maryland location in Timonium. https://curiowellness.com/ They’re also giving away 3 free copies of the Weed Mom book on Instagram at @curio_wellness. Check it out!!
     
    Please make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and kindly review the podcast on Apple Podcasts so we can reach more working moms. We always want to hear your thoughts, concerns, questions or guest suggestions – email workingmomhour@212comm.com.  
     
    Episode social handles:
     
    @WorkingMomHour
    @EMechlinski
    @MadsCaldwell
    @DanielleSimoneBrand
    @Curio_Wellness

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Doc Sherry ,

Thoughtful and gentle

A brilliant group of women sharing heartfelt experiences. This is how you grow: listen, learn, be present to what is happening. This podcast is a tremendous resource.

Rachelabauer ,

SO relatable

All of the hosts and creators of this show, as well as their guests, are so incredibly relatable – no matter where you are on your journey as a working mom. Every episode gives me the “ah ha!” Moments I am looking for, and keeps me coming back each week for more. I can’t recommend it enough!

Bradfab ,

Felt seen, connected and inspired

I recently went on my first business trip since the pandemic began and since I became a mom to my 11 month old daughter. I intended to just check out an episode or two but ended up listening for most of my five hours of travel time that day. I felt seen and connected to a broader community of moms and particularly love the hosts’ willingness to be vulnerable about topics that we need to have more open and honest conversations about. Can’t wait to hear more!

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