Episode 63: "It's All Just a Season" with Jessica Turner of The Mom Creative & The Fringe Hours

Today I had a great time talking with Jessica Turner of The Mom Creative, author of The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You and creator of the Stretched Too Thin E-Course for Working Moms.  Additionally, she is an an award-winning marketing professional and freelance writer. She has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, O Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens and Inc.com. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three young children in Nashville, Tennessee.

In her episode we talk about:

  • How she juggles 3 kids, working full time and her side creative projects
  • Her experience with bed rest and tiny 6 week maternity leave with her first
  • Her Book, The Fringe Hours and how she released it 6 weeks after her third child was born
  • The importance of self care!
  • All of the good and hard things are both just a season. Changes are fast and real in the first year.
  • Don't forget about your spouse/partner!
  • How meal trains can support more than just your physical nourishment
  • Tips for going back to work for working moms, specifically
  • And of course, the importance of making time for yourself in the long run.

Check out one of Jessica's great blog posts on how busy moms find time to read. 

Sign up for the wait list for her e-course for working moms, Stretched Too Thin!

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Episode 16: “No matter how you’re feeling, it’s normal” with Rachel Rambach of Guitars and Granola Bars

Today I chat with the lovely, jack of many trades Rachel Rambach. She is a board certified music therapist, singer, songwriter, educator, blogger, podcaster and now – a mom of TWO!  Her daughter, Mia, was born at the end of May after we recorded this podcast.

We chat about:

·      The unique challenges of maternity leave when you work for yourself and own a business, and working as a music therapist in the afternoons.

·      Sleep Deprivation

·      Dealing with an incredibly quick first labor and how that shaped her view and expectations for her second labor

·      What a music therapist does. (So cool!)

·      How pregnancy is different the second time around with a toddler running around

·      And a whole lot more!

It was so wonderful talking with Rachel – if you want to learn more about her, check out her podcast, Guitars & Granola Bars, her Blog, and her private music therapy practice.  You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter

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Look for a SPECIAL Mini-Episode next week with an exciting announcement! 

Happy August!