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Author Archives: Brandi Wiatrak
Ep. 45 – Pregnancy, Working Mom Life & What I’m Not Doing Again – Emily Broderick
Today is the one-year anniversary of when my mommy sidekick and former co-host had to ditch the Mom After Hours podcast. In this episode, I catch up with Emily Broderick, on what she’s been up to since she left the podcast in June 2020. We talk about that ambitious working mom life, growing a business alongside a growing family, and what she will be doing differently in her family and business life moving forward.
P.S. This is my last episode of the season. Catch ya in the fall! 🍂
Ep. 44 – Improve Relationships & Parent Better By Using Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type – Sandra Etherington
In this episode, I talk with Myers Briggs Expert and co-host of Family Personalities podcast, Sandra Etherington, about what the Myers-Briggs personality test is all about, the different dichotomies, and how knowing your Myers-Briggs personality type can help you thrive at home, work, and in life.
Ep. 43 – The Lowdown on Sexuality and Motherhood – Sarah Forbes
As mothers, are we expected to ditch our sexuality and exude ourselves as matronly, proper, and unsexy? We answer this question and more with “sexpert supreme,” Sarah Forbes, former sex curator for the Museum of Sex and author of the upcoming book, Mama Sex. We dig into her experience working at “New York’s most provocative museum,” the taboos of being a sexual mother, and the conflict between our parental and sexual selves.
Ep. 42 – I Left My Job to Care for My Autistic Child, And This is What I’ve Learned – Hayley Augusta
Hayley talks about leaving her dream career and luxe lifestyle in Dubai to care for her son on the autism spectrum and what she wished parents of neurotypical children understood about this disorder. As she shares her experience navigating the autism diagnosis process, Haley also covers the best tools, services, and resources for moms of autistic children to consider. If you’re a parent of a neurotypical child, have a child who is autistic, or curious about a disorder that is becoming more prevalent each year, you need to hear this episode!
Ep. 41 – I Once Had $670k in Debt; This is How to Get Your Finances in Order – Rho Thomas
In this episode, I talk with Rho Thomas, an attorney, and financial coach, about the birth of her first child and how it sparked her family’s journey to get out of $670,000 of debt. She talks about how managing your mindset and money to reach financial independence is a form of self-care. Rho also guides you on the words to use to get your partner on the same page with money and what will keep you motivated and on track with reducing household debt.
Ep. 40 – Adult Entertainers, Sex Workers & the Power of Cupcakes – Joy & Phil Hoover
In this fun and uplifting episode, Joy and Phil share how a box of cupcakes evolved into a nationally-recognized nonprofit with a staff of 10 and a growing volunteer team of 150+, the importance of loving without an agenda, and how they are raising their two girls to be inclusive and, like their parents, “humans who give a shit.” Joy spills what helps her stay centered in work and family life, and Phil dishes out what all men need to do to keep their partner happy and satisfied.
Ep. 39 – The Truth About Being a Foster Mom – Danielle Melton
In this episode, the founder of the Boss Mom crew, Danielle Melton, talks about the foster parenting process, what your family needs to consider before committing to becoming a foster parent, and offers tips on making that first day with your foster child or children run smoothly. She talks first-hand about her foster parenting experiences and even how her partner went from “being on the fence” with fostering children to what are we waiting for?
Ep. 38 – Burntout to Badass: Rediscovering Your Purpose & Gifts – Errin Weisman
In this episode, Dr. Errin Weisman vividly shares her story of rising from the ashes of burnout and how a life coach helped her torch the past and start over. Errin offers sage advice to high-achieving women to rediscover their purpose, find happiness, and achieve badass status.
Ep. 37 – Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum Depression & Beyond – Walker Ladd
In this episode, Dr. Walker Ladd, a thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades, offers a timely and critical look at the current state of maternal mental health in America and discusses the challenge paradigms of motherhood and mental illness. She even shares her past struggles with postpartum depression and how it inspired her to write, Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth.