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063: What to Do When the Passion for the Career You Once Loved, Dies | Monica Froese

You don’t have to choose between a career and your family, you can define your life on your own terms 

[Monica Froese]

Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore. 

My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.

Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.

Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.

However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home.  Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.

Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.

I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Monica found herself at the White House speaking on behalf of working parents, and all thanks to a humble blog
  • How to communicate your ‘radical’ new idea to your husband to get him fully on board with your new venture
  • Transitioning from a steady and secure corporate career to the unknown waters of working from home
  • Staying motivated now you no longer have a boss breathing down your neck and important deadlines to meet
  • Managing routines during working hours and balancing family and work life so neither suffers.
  • The 3 vital components, and a complete walk through, of Monica’s Busy Moms Building™ online course

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

Did your feelings towards your career change once your children came along? Did the passion for work suddenly die once you had a baby in your arms? Have you done anything about it?

If you want to leave a comment for Monica, we’d love you to come and say hello.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

MONICA’S INFORMATION

MONICA’S FREE E-COURSE: Busy Moms Building Online Businesses: 12 steps to running your home online business for busy moms

RESOURCE: Trello: Web-based project management application

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Monica’s daughter Lydia, age 4 from Buffalo, New York

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059: Having it all; Career, Kids and Contentment | Sarah Argenal

It is possible to find meaning and purpose and peace as a powerful mom and professional

[Sarah Argenal]

Having a successful career takes energy, drive and determination. Long hours, a heavy work load and the pressure to say yes to everything can be overwhelming. But when you become a parent and throw children into the mix, combining work and parenthood can start to really swamp you. But you don’t want to give either up.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll discover a way through that fog. Because it’s possible to be committed, not only to your family, but to keeping your career alive.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sarah Argenal.

Sarah and her husband, Joey live in San Diego, California. They have a 3 year old boy Beckett, and are expecting their second son in June. After becoming a mum, Sarah found the demands of working in Corporate Litigation alongside juggling family life to be exhausting and overwhelming. So she started a futile quest for help and information. But there was nothing out there.

She knew that something had to change, if not only for herself, but for the many other corporate parents who wanted to keep a firm foothold in both worlds.  After hundreds of hours of research, Sarah created her own support system and founded the Working Parent Resource.

Sarah offers her community of like-minded working mums and dads reliable information and practical training to help them successfully manage their career and home life. Her Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp “helps ambitious working parents slow down and reclaim their time so they can focus on what matters most.”

Today Sarah shares her journey of navigating her corporate career; keeping her relationships alive and her home life happy; and being the best mum she can possibly be. All whilst helping other parents figure out how to have it all too. 

I’m delighted to have Sarah on my show today as she’ll teach you how to manage your time, conserve your energy; take time out to recharge and focus on you; AND achieve a happy balance between home and work.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • The struggles Sarah faced during the early parenting years when trying to balance her career and life as a new mum
  • Why it’s better to focus on your levels of energy, rather than the amount of time you have
  • How to eliminate, automate and delegate when tackling your never-ending to-do list
  • How to ensure you’re taking time out to re-charge and focus on yourself, despite having a full life
  • Managing the energy-zapping and toxic people in your life, so you can be surrounded by high quality and supportive people
  • What balance looks like in Sarah’s incredibly busy but extremely fulfilling life

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you would like to leave a comment for Sarah  then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Are you determined to keep your career on track, despite the numerous demands of motherhood? How well are you juggling your work and home life?

We would love to hear your story.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE : Taken from How Working Moms are Selling Themselves Short (and how to stop) by Sarah Argenal

SARAH’S INFORMATION

PODCAST: Working Parent Resource

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 002: Boundless Energy and How to Get It

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

BOOK: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Pippa aged 7 from London, UK.

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057: The Mummy Professor: Gaining Knowledge and ‘Winging It’ | Alexis ‘Lekki’ Frazier-Wood

No study is perfect

[Lekki Frazier-Wood]

It will comfort you to know, that having a PhD in Child Development doesn’t necessarily mean you feel like an expert when it comes to raising your own children. The decisions and choices you make for your children are just as tough, with or without prior knowledge.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing what it’s like for an English woman to raise children in America; how traditional roles can be turned on their heads; and how a career researching child development can influence parenting techniques. 

My guest today is SuperMum, Lekki Frazier-Wood.

Originally from London, Lekki started her career as a Social Scientist specialising in child development, and has spent 8 years living in Alabama and Texas. English-born Lekki now lives in Houston with her American husband Wes, 4 year old son and daughter of 15 months. She’s a Professor of Paediatrics, studying childhood nutrition at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. 

Before meeting her husband, it never crossed Lekki’s mind that she would marry an American or have children anywhere other than England. And having kids in a foreign land has challenged her thinking about the norms of the Southern ‘Bible Belt’ and now views parenting practises from a fresh perspective. 

Lekki offers us a glimpse into her professional and personal world, including insights into her academic study of childhood nutrition, as well as her personal views on feeling confident whilst navigating the parenting maze.

I’m excited to welcome Lekki to my show today where she will assure you that no matter what your style of parenting, loving your children means you’re already doing an amazing job.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • Lekki’s career story that led her across the Atlantic to Alabama and into the arms of her future husband
  • How Lekki and her husband reversed traditional roles when they first had children, and the affect it had on them
  • Why Lekki made the decision, even before she was pregnant, to commit to her career and return to work as soon as possible
  • How parenting in the United States is ‘unbelievably different’ to parenting in the UK
  • What left Lekki with her jaw open and her eyes wide saying ‘Oh my goodness, what have I done’
  • Which country is more reflective, more self-judgemental, and more heated about the styles of parenting
  • Why ‘winging it’ sometimes beats reading parenting books
  • Some shared knowledge about the nutritional study of children that she is currently undertaking

 

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for Lekki, whether it’s about her research in child development or your own thoughts on raising children as an ex-pat, then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Are you raising children in circumstances you didn’t previously consider? Do you use your intuition when parenting or do you prefer to do it ‘by the book’?

We can’t wait to hear from you.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

BUZZ FEED: Social News and Entertainment

COMPUTER GAME: Slither.io

ONLINE MARKETPLACE: Etsy

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

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PSSST, IS IT JUST ME?: Thanks to Lekki’s son Sam age 4 from Houston, Texas

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053: Navigating the Complexities of Your Clan and Your Career | Fay Wallis

Our strengths come so naturally to us that usually we dismiss them

[Fay Wallis]

Life isn’t always straightforward. Blended families are now common-place. Women have careers to juggle as well as the kids. There’s so much to think about and so much to juggle that it’s hard to know what to focus on first. 

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing blended families, forging a career you love and how to stay on top of work and home.

My guest today is SuperMum, Fay Wallis.

Fay lives in Greater London, with her husband, Ian and their sons who are 10 and 5 years. Fay’s blended family is a labyrinth, spanning two generations. Her parents having been married 4 times, she has two half siblings, two full siblings and 2 step siblings. This helped Fay to negotiate the logistics of parenting children with vast age ranges and different needs. For when she married Ian, he too had children from his first marriage, and she became a step-mother herself.

Whilst juggling the logistics of organising Sunday lunches and enough birthday and Christmas presents to serve a small army, Fay forged a successful career in HR. She later trained to become a Career Coach, helping people to access the tools to empower themselves to lead a fulfilling working life.

Fay will help us navigate the maze of returning to work, changing career and spending quality time with family, all whilst finding enough time to look after herself too.

I am excited to welcome Fay to my show today where she will tell us all about her busy life and empower you to live the career and home lives you deserve.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Fay balances a busy schedule of family events whilst running her own business
  • Fay’s advice for re-entering the work place after a career break
  • How to make your network work for you both, personally and professionally
  • Fitting quality time in with all family members when they are at different stages with different needs
  • Time management in your career without being thought of as ‘slacking’
  • What inspired Fay to launch her own business
  • Managing your employers and colleagues expectations

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for Fay, whether it’s about the practicalities of blending many branches and generations of family; or how to handle a return to work and have a rewarding career, then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Are you from a blended family? How do you manage your career and family?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

FAY’S INFORMATION

ARTICLE’S BY FAY:

NETWORKING GROUPS

PREVIOUS EPISODES

PROFILE: Laura Stack 

BOOKS:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done by Brian Tracy

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action by Susan Jeffers

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME?: Thanks to Dylan age 7 from London, UK

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043: Reclaim You; How to Reignite your Passion, Power and Purpose | Sally Thibault

With experience comes wisdom

[Sally Thibault]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about how to rediscover a new passion, power and purpose in your life to create meaningful success and a purposeful balance in your life.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sally Thibault.

Sally has three adult children, one of whom is autistic, and lives on the Gold Coast of Australia with her husband of 35 years to the day. Sally is a professional Keynote Speaker, the author of two books, and a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a Women’s Success Mentor and facilitates the Reclaim You programs.

With over 35 years experience in the Health and Wellness Industry, Sally has been featured extensively in Australian national and local media and is currently the Health and Wellness Expert on a Queensland national radio programme.

As the mother of adult children, Sally gives us her benefit of hindsight and perspective on raising children, and she shares with us how she overcame many of the obstacles of motherhood.

It wasn’t an easy journey, having three children, one with Aspergers Syndrome, as well as managing her career.

Over the years, Sally has learned about the true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present. She believes the patterns of the past hold the solutions to what you want in the future. Today Sally will help us make sense of those patterns in order to follow through with the intentions you have set, and create success in your life as a mum.

I’m so happy to have Sally on my show today. She has so much wisdom to share from a mum who’s been there in the trenches. She’s here to share the strength and positivity she gained from her experiences throughout her mothering years.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How raising a child living with autism was both the worst and the best times of Sally’s life
  • The true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present
  • How the Energy Psychology technique of Tapping can change your life
  • How Tapping (EFT) allowed Sally to make sense of why she always walked away from success
  • Why only 8% of people who set intentions achieve them and why
  • The 6-step success strategy that is a powerful guidepost for achieving success
  • How the patterns of your past hold the solution to what you want in life
  • Why Sally believes that many women are being called to step up into leadership…urgently

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a mum who’s been there, done it and got the t-shirt ask away.

And let us know in the comments, what positive things can you take from a difficult situation? What can you do to improve your life right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

SALLY’S WEBSITE: Sally Thibault

SALLY’S BOOKS:

  • David’s Gift: Asperger’s Syndrome, Life & Love. One Family Inspirational Journey from Diagonis to Graduation
  • Tapping to Reclaim You:  How to Reignite Your Passion, Power and Purpose in 30 Days

ARTICLE: How a Triathlon Helped America Ferrera Defy Her Inner Critic in the New York Times

PREVIOUS PODCAST: 007: The Fast Way to Nourish from Within for Busy Mums | Mandie Spooner

PROFILE: Gabby Bernstein

MOVIE: The Secret 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity by Lisa Nichols and Janet Switzer
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/043

 

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