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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 & Mads

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 61 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.

    The Business of Home and Modern Masculinity

    The Business of Home and Modern Masculinity

    Between pick-ups, drop-offs, activities and calendar conflicts, staying organized can feel impossible. But there is hope. One solution is Maple, an app designed to keep all the chaos in one space. Today, we’re joined by the founder, Michael Perry.

    Michael is a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry and a champion for parental equality. Together, we discuss the ongoing mental load of managing schedules, and how Maple aims to simplify parenting by organizing various aspects of family life, from meal planning to household chores. 

    In this episode, you'll discover the following:

    - Michael’s personal journey towards advocating for gender equity, sparked by his experiences as a husband and father, shedding light on societal expectations and biases.
    - Maple's mission to ease the mental load on parents.
    - The importance of partnership and equity in relationships, aiming for a 50/50 split in responsibilities to foster harmony and mutual support.
    - How we can shift societal norms and expectations around household responsibilities, striving for true partnership and equity in all relationships.
        
    01:26 Michael's journey towards gender equity
    06:40 Challenges of securing funding as a male founder in the household equity space
    08:07 Friction and support from the venture community
    12:44 Introduction to Maple and its mission
    15:17 Incorporating children into Maple's platform
    17:28 Importance of relieving the mental load for moms
    24:39 Michael explains the focus on 50/50 partnership
    25:00 Defining partnership in different households
    29:35 Maple's broader vision as a generational company.
    32:35 Reflecting on societal norms and gender roles in household dynamics.
    42:32 The importance of teamwork and viewing relationships as partnerships.
    47:22 Michael defines modern fatherhood and masculinity.
    49:30 Discussion on the lack of strong male role models in today's society.
    53:59 Exploring the impact of positive role models on family dynamics.
    54:24 Michael shares his favorite life hack for being present with family.

    More on Maple:

    Download the app: Grow Maple, use code WMH30 for a 30-day subscription to Maple Plus. 
    Check out their Website: Grow Maple

    Follow Maple:
    Instagram: @GrowMaple
    LinkedIn: Grow Maple
    X: @GrowMaple



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    • 51 min
    Bringing Empathy to Brain Surgery

    Bringing Empathy to Brain Surgery

    During tough moments, sometimes the best thing you can do is hold space.
    Dr. Charuta Furey has spent her entire career doing just that. As a trailblazing resident neurosurgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, she leads patients and families through their darkest times with empathy and understanding. 
    Throughout this discussion, she shares how she follows her clinical intuition, which has helped her navigate the challenges of balancing a demanding career with motherhood.
     
    In this episode, you'll discover the following:
    Dr. Furey's personal story of what drew her to neurosurgery and how her mother's battle with brain cancer shaped her career.The significance of empathy in patient care and how Dr. Furey navigates tough conversations with patients and their families.Strategies for balancing a demanding career with family life, including Dr. Furey's tips on being present and mindful in both roles.Dr. Furey's advice for patients recovering from surgery, particularly the importance of pre-surgery preparation.How cultivating gratitude and self-compassion helps Dr Furey remain grounded.Timestamps:
    0:00 - 1:26: Introduction
    1:28 - 9:08:  Journey to Neurosurgery and Empathy
    9:09 - 13:15: Navigating Tough Conversations
    13:16 - 17:43: Navigating the Demands of Career and Motherhood  
    17:53 - 21:04: Pre-surgery Preparation
    21:05 - 24:35: Handling Neurosurgery Challenges
    25:40 - 34:49: Navigating Patient Care and Patient Empowerment
    36:23 - 40:47: Support Systems
    40:48 - 41:57: Describing Work to Children
    42:08 - 43:59: Navigating Patient Recovery
    44:41 - 43:24: Cultivating Gratitude and Self-Compassion
    43:29 - 45:55: Conclusion 


    Connect with Dr Charuta Furey:
    X: charutafurey


    Learn more about the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute:
    Visit website: https://www.barrowneuro.org/


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    • 47 min
    Letting Go to Get Ahead

    Letting Go to Get Ahead

    What stories do you tell yourself that influences your decisions, or defines your personal success in your career or life as working mom? 
    Initially driven by collecting "shiny gold stars" in her tech and business career, Jess Galica had a career crisis, realizing the conventional path didn't lead to personal fulfillment. Motherhood and a desire for authenticity prompted a paradigmatic shift, inspiring her book "Leap: Let Go to Get Ahead."

    Remember, it's not about doing it all, but rather doing what truly matters and aligns with your values. Tune in for a great discussion on how to forge your career path, on your terms. 

    Would love to connect with Jess? We gotcha:

    LinkedIn: jessgalica
    Instagram: jessgalica
    X: jessgalica

    Grab a copy of her book:
    Leap: Why It's Time to Let Go to Get Ahead in Your Career

    Don't miss out! 




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    Working Mom Hour Website: https://workingmomhour.com/
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@workingmomhour

    • 44 min
    Emotional Regulation for Stressful Moments

    Emotional Regulation for Stressful Moments

    Getting to know yourself means getting to know your nervous system too. Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between physical tension, emotional regulation, and the daily stressors we face as working moms with life coach, Stephanie Rosenfield. 
    Between personal experiences and expert strategies, Stephanie points out the crucial aspects of the nervous system, highlighting the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches and their role in handling stress. Trust, it makes sense when you listen!
    We also explore co-regulation in parent-child relationships, and the significance of self-care through even the toughest moments. And to get grounded, we walk through a fun orienting technique that you can implement anywhere. 
    Enjoy the calm vibes ahead!
    KEY POINTS

    9:54 Mind-Body Disconnect
    14:05 Parenting Frustrations
    25:17 Morning Routines
    35:50  Self-Reflection
    53:11 Role Modeling

    LINKS MENTIONED 
    Stephanie Rosenfield’s website: https://stephaniercoaching.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-rosenfield-81b5159/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Stephanie.Rosenfield
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieRCoaching
    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.

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingmomhour/
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    Working Mom Hour Website: https://workingmomhour.com/
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@workingmomhour

    • 58 min
    Anxiety in Motherhood

    Anxiety in Motherhood

    Anxiety can feel debilitating, but there are ways to address it. To explore the complexities of managing mental health in motherhood, we chat with Dr. Lauren Cook, a psychologist, speaker, and author of “Generation Anxiety.”
    Throughout this conversation, Dr. Lauren sheds light on her personal struggles with a phobia and teaches us how to calmly approach our daily anxieties, and give ourselves grace. 

    As a creator herself on TikTok, we discuss the platform's pros and cons when it comes to mental health treatment. Hint: Don't use it to diagnose yourself. (By the way, her content is awesome.)

    Listen for valuable insight on how to live with anxiety, not run away from it. Now put in your headphones and breathe in, breathe out.

    HERE ARE SOME KEY POINTS IN THIS EPISODE:
    25:17 Overcoming Emetophobia 
    35:23 Coping with Anxiety
    36:19 Empowerment and Positive Thinking
    38:41 Supporting Anxiety


    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Connect with Dr. Lauren Cook!
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurencook/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.laurencook/
    TikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.laurencook
    Website: https://www.drlaurencook.com/
    Dr. Lauren’s long-awaited book is finally here! Order Generation Anxiety here: https://www.drlaurencook.com/generation-anxiety
    Don't miss 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.

    Follow us!
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingmomhour/
    TikTok: https:/www.tiktok.com/@workingmomhour
    Working Mom Hour Website: https://workingmomhour.com/
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@workingmomhour

    • 48 min
    Easing Mom Guilt with Smarter Screen Time Habits

    Easing Mom Guilt with Smarter Screen Time Habits

    Parenting in the digital age presents unique challenges. With screens now available in every corner of our lives, how can we build healthy offline and online habits for our kids, and us too?  
    We are joined by Meredith DePaolo, co-founder of Carrots & Cake, who shares her expertise on how we can gain back control, and make screen time more meaningful with a mindful approach. Together, we get honest about the addictive qualities of screens, the impact of social media, and the importance of engaging with technology in a way that educates as much as it entertains. Join us!

    KEY POINTS IN THIS EPISODE:
    04:09 Balancing devices and child development.
    20:02 Importance of free play time.
    30:03 Discuss the importance of device breaks.

    LINKS MENTIONED:
    You can connect with Meredith DePaolo through various platforms. 
    Find her on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredith-depaolo/ for professional updates and insights.
    Explore her work and resources on her website. https://carrotsandcake.com/
    For more information about Carrots&Cake,  visit their LinkedIn page. https://www.linkedin.com/company/carrotsandcake/
    Connect with Meredith on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100065133874950
    and Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/carrotsandcake_official/ for a closer look at her journey and updates. 


    Try Carrots & Cake! To explore your exclusive 60-day free trial, enter the code WORKINGMOM after downloading Carrots & Cake from the App Store.


    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.

    Follow us!
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workingmomhour
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingmomhour/
    TikTok: https:/www.tiktok.com/@workingmomhour
    Working Mom Hour Website: https://workingmomhour.com/
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@workingmomhour

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

SFBayMama ,

The pep talk I need

A breath of fresh air for every working mom navigating the delicate balance of work and motherhood! This podcast doesn't just understand the working mom experience, it celebrates it, validating the daily juggle at the corner of calm and chaos. A perfect blend of camaraderie and empowerment. HIghly recommend!

Becca Carnahan ,

Mom Friends

You know that feeling when you’re having a really great, honest conversation with a fellow mom and you are both saying “Yes! Me too!”? That’s Working Mom Hour. I love the authentic conversations between Erica, Mads, Marla and the insightful and funny guests they bring on the show. Thank you for the inspiration, the laughs, and support!

sarahh205 ,

So relatable

This is in my top five podcasts! I always walking away with learning something new that I can incorporate into my life. I feel like I’m a pile less alone in the working mom world. I recommend so many episodes to my friends! Keep up the great work!

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