Lifehacks for Working Moms with Megan Strand

Lifehacks for Working Moms with Megan Strand

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Lifehacks for Working Moms with Megan Strand: the podcast that helps you overcome the overwhelm, embrace the chaos and cultivate a life you love. This show ran from 2014-15 on RashPixel.FM and is now retired.
Encouraging (and Troubleshooting) Your Child’s Healthy Speech Development
Aug 4, 2015 • 27 min
When my kids were young, I had the good fortune to have multiple friends that were Speech and Language Pathologists. So any time I had a question or concern about my kiddo’s language development, I’d turn to them for assistance, reassurance or strategies.…
Money Talks: Conversations To Have With Your Kids About The Almighty Dollar with Tim Ranzetta
Jul 29, 2015 • 29 min
Over the past several weeks, we’ve talked about creating a personal spending plan and some tips about how to save money on one of your largest monthly expenses. But what about imparting some of that financial literacy to your kiddos? As far as Tim…
$5 Dinners Your Family (And Your Wallet) Will Love with Erin Chase
Jul 22, 2015 • 22 min
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with cooking and meal planning. I enjoy cooking and feeding my family healthy meals, but it turns out this is something you have to do every. single. day! I get burnt out easily. AND, as you might have noticed,…
Personal Finance Strategies that Actually Work with Mindy Crary
Jul 16, 2015 • 28 min
When you sit down to do your finances, does your heart fill with dread and loathing? Yeah…me too. My guest in this episode is CreativeMoney.biz’s Mindy Crary and she thinks all of this finance stuff is FUN (crazy, right?) and joins me to share her…
Furry Friend Field Report from Best Friends
Jul 7, 2015 • 16 min
Last month my family and I spent a week in Utah. Several of those days we volunteered at the largest no-kill animal shelter in the country - Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. This experience was a fantastic one for the entire family as you’ll hear on today’s…
Fear Public Speaking More Than Death? It’s Time for Toastmasters
Jun 10, 2015 • 23 min
How do you feel when you’re called upon to give a presentation in front of a group of people? Nervous? Anxious? Terrified? If your public speaking skills leave a little to be desired, whether it’s simply increasing your confidence or boosting your…
Unique and Meaningful Father’s Day Gift Ideas with The Good Dad Project’s Larry Hagner
Jun 2, 2015 • 25 min
It’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day and all of the amazing men in your life. For some of you that means double, or even triple duty, as you consider your own father or grandfather as well as the father of your precious cherubs. While the…
Greener Thumbs Greener Gardens with Shorty’s Gardening Experts
May 26, 2015 • 25 min
It’s almost here. I can feel it. Summer and its glorious sun. As I say ‘good riddance’ to cloudy, damp weather and prepare to relish longer days and a more relaxed schedule for the kids, I dream of a summer garden. The promise contained within a flat of…
Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Simple Appliance Maintenance You’re Probably Not Doing But Should Be
May 19, 2015 • 31 min
How much time do you spend thinking about your home appliances? Probably zero until you’re faced with a leaky fridge or dryer that’s no longer drying your clothing. And then it’s a minor emergency because the truth is, we depend on these appliances for…
Hacks to Organize, Manage and Enjoy Your Photos with Photojojo’s Laurel Sittig
May 12, 2015 • 20 min
A few weeks ago I took to my Facebook page to ask what projects you knew you SHOULD be tackling but you just didn’t know where to start. One neglected project mentioned repeatedly had to do with photos…“organizing all my photos” or “sorting/printing…
Essential First Steps of Emergency Preparedness Your Family Should Know
May 5, 2015 • 26 min
If a natural disaster struck tomorrow, would you be ready? Odd are, your answer is, “no”. We’ve seen communities all around the world touched by horrific natural disasters, the most recent being the earthquake in Nepal. What if that was your community? Do…
Minisode » Get Rid of the Calendar Game Time Suck with Calendly
Apr 28, 2015 • 13 min
How many hours each week do you spend playing the calendar game over email trying to coordinate a simple phone call or in-person meeting? If your answer, like mine, is “a lot!”, then keep reading. This minisode is for YOU. I’ve been on the hunt for a…
Streamline Your Digital Life with Pete Wright
Apr 21, 2015 • 26 min
Do you ever wish your digital life would just synchronize itself? I mean, it seems conceivable, right? That technology could self-organize to your benefit? You could just sit back and watch it all happen, tweaking now and again. Well, hang on to your…
Changing the Game of Youth Sports with John O’Sullivan
Apr 13, 2015 • 23 min
If you have a kiddo that’s into sports, you’re going to want to pay close attention today because I have a guest that may very well change the way your family approaches those sports activities. John O’Sullivan has been involved in soccer full time as a…
How One Family Traveled the World with Taking the Big Break’s Kathrin Spaccarelli
Apr 6, 2015 • 24 min
Does travel run in your blood? Ever dreamed of taking your kids to another country? If so, then today’s episode is a dose of inspiration for you. In September of 2013 Kathrin Spaccarelli and her husband sold most of their belongings, including their home,…
Turn Summer Learning Into an Online Adventure with Brain Chase’s Heather Staker
Mar 31, 2015 • 22 min
Raise your hand if you purchase those thick summer learning workbooks for your kids. Now keep them raised if you’re successful in getting them to complete their allotted assignments all summer long. If you’re hand is still raised, congratulations, you’re…
Create a Meaningful Family Adventure: Volunteering Abroad with United Planet’s Dave Santulli
Mar 23, 2015 • 24 min
Do you ever feel the itch to do something just a little out of the ordinary? Something that would have a lasting impact on you, your family and the world? I do. All the time. One thing I’ve been researching seriously over the last few months is…
Mom Entrepreneurs Unite with The Founding Moms’ Jill Salzman
Mar 17, 2015 • 20 min
Do you own your own business? Or have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? If so, today’s episode is for you. According to Jill Salzman, moms make the best entrepreneurs because we know how to make it up as we go. Jill created the mom…
10 Critical Questions To Ask When Choosing a K-12 School with Noodle’s Suzanne Podhurst
Mar 10, 2015
How important is your child’s education? Hard to quantify, right? It’s probably safe to say that your knee-jerk response is something along the lines of, “Very!”. At least it is for me. Choosing the right school for your child can be a weighty and…
Fashion Tips for Busy Moms with Wardrobe Therapy’s Elizabeth Smith
Mar 2, 2015 • 28 min
Do you ever feel like your wardrobe could use a serious makeover but don’t know where to start? I work from home, so the motivation simply isn’t there most days to do much other than shower and pull on a pair of yoga pants and a hoodie. The challenge…
Why Your Kids Talk Back and How to Eliminate It
Feb 24, 2015 • 26 min
If you’re reading these words, you’re probably a parent. If you’re a parent of children that can speak, you’ve probably experienced the topic of today’s episode – and that’s back talk. Rude, snarky comments in response to your authority as a parent. It’s…
Parenting: All Joy and No Fun with Jennifer Senior
Feb 17, 2015
Waking up to realize that you are a parent…in charge of another human being’s life…is typically a pretty life-altering experience. And while our Facebook feeds show much of the joyful, silly, happy and proud sides of being a parent, what we seldom admit…
Keep Your Kid Safe Online with Internet Safety Expert Larry Magid
Feb 9, 2015 • 22 min
It’s a brave new parenting world out there, fraught with all sorts of parenting conundrums that our parents never had to deal with. So many of us feel like we can’t keep up with our kids and their love of technology. The thought of them venturing into an…
Get More Sleep Tonight with Tips from Terry Cralle
Feb 2, 2015 • 23 min
How’d you sleep last night? Sometimes if we don’t sleep well, it’s a function of our environment: you’re up with a kiddo, the cat’s crying to be fed or that cough kept you up all night. But so often sleep is elusive because of our poor sleep habits, the…
The #1 Thing Missing From A Busy Mom’s To-Do List with Julie Jeske
Jan 26, 2015 • 24 min
If you’re reading these words, my guess is that you’re a loving person. You probably spend an awful lot of time loving the other people in your life, whether that’s a partner, your kiddos or even your pets. But are you taking the time to spread that love…
The Amazingly Simple Way to Up Your Energy Level
Jan 20, 2015 • 25 min
What if I told you that there was a simple way you could have more energy each day without increasing your caffeine levels? Not the hyper kind of energy fueled by caffeine and sugar where you know a crash is just around the corner, but the kind of energy…
Eat This, Not That: Foods That Impact Your Sleep with Lissa Coffey
Jan 13, 2015 • 23 min
We’re all well aware that we should be getting a good night’s sleep every night but sometimes that seems impossible. Or worse…even if we’ve allocated the time for a solid night of dreamland, we find ourselves unable to fall asleep or stay asleep. I don’t…
Clone Yourself with a Virtual You with FancyHand’s Josh Boltuch
Jan 6, 2015 • 19 min
Want to make 2015 the year of being more intentional and more productive? Then you must tune into today’s episode. Ever thought about cloning yourself to squeak out just a few more things each day? I know I have. In today’s episode I discuss the next best…
Planning the New Year? Start Here with Sabrina Walters
Dec 23, 2014 • 23 min
I’ll admit it. I have a love/hate relationship with the looming end-of-year, goal setting process. I honestly do really love the reflective process of intentionally setting the tone for the coming year. But I’ve done it so many times only to have it…
Trick Yourself (And Your Family) Into Eating Less This Holiday Season with Dr. Brian Wansink
Dec 16, 2014 • 21 min
Did you know that you make 25-30 food-related decisions by the end of breakfast each day? What?! It’s not just about the type of cereal you choose for breakfast, it’s how much you serve yourself, whether to add milk, how much milk, whether to finish the…
Foster Independence This Weekend with Tips from Communications Expert Kira Wright
Dec 9, 2014 • 33 min
No matter how old your kiddos are, fostering independence is one of those skills I think we all probably try really hard to impart to our little cherubs. Sometimes we’re successful as we patiently share a process or explain a rationale for the umpteenth…
Genius Gentleman Scholar Pete Wright on Mastering Life’s Every Detail with Evernote
Dec 2, 2014 • 33 min
Where do you store the stuff that matters in your life? Do you have a special notebook? Do post-it notes litter your desk and computer? Perhaps you use collaboration software for work and then a calendar for home? Google docs? Excel spreadsheets? Or maybe…
Real Food, Real Fast with Spoon and Saucer’s Brandie Kajino
Nov 25, 2014 • 24 min
If you’re anything like me, you love food. Good food. Real food. Nothing puffs up my mama pride more than putting a healthy, yummy dinner on the table for my family after a long day (it sort of feels like a reward for me too!). Can you relate? But holy…
Lose The Household Clutter Without Losing Your Mind with Nikki Kinzer
Nov 18, 2014 • 25 min
This whole month we’re talking about creating a happy home. Today that means talking about a clean and organized home. As a mother, (whether you work outside the home or not) we all know that having a chaotic tornado of a home makes life a lot more…