Stacy Whitenight

Stacy Whitenight

“Hand me a blank sheet of paper and let’s build something beautiful.”

I believe great ideas are generated by imagination and good communication. When you build a solid trust between team members, you have built an idea engine. Innovation is rarely about a single idea or a single person. Innovation comes from many ideas created from many brilliant people working together.

Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

A quiet, small voice has been nagging for clarity in the close reaches of my subconscious for so many years. To make sense of our own purpose, or to open ourselves up to understanding purpose, is a journey of self-identification. It is a critical prerequisite of...

Childcare (with Transcript)

Listen on Spotify Kim: Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of the Balancing Mom Podcast. In today's episode, we are going to discuss the challenges with childcare. Particularly, managing the time and cost when you're a full-time working parent or parents. Stacy: We are...

Should I Buy Cheap or Expensive Clothes for My Kid? (with Transcript)

Listen and Follow the Balancing Mom Podcast on Spotify Cheap or Expensive Clothes? In this week's podcast, we highlight the best and worst investments in your kids' clothing. We want them to be confident, feel cozy and comfortable, but it's painful to watch them grow...

Transcript – Scheduling and the Art of Mastering the Calendar

Kim: Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the Balancing Mom Podcast. In today's episode, we're tackling the forever daunting and endless time management challenge. How do we keep up with everything? Stay tuned to hear about our tools, tips, and tricks that make time and...

Fail Gracefully

I have been fortunate to learn the art of how to fail gracefully through years of playing competitive sports. Failing gracefully is a valuable skill to carry into your adult life. It’s a work in progress, but as a result, I am a better mother, friend, partner, and...

One New Thing (with Transcript)

  Stacy: How's your week been? We just started... (laughter) What (new thing) are you trying with this week? Kim: Well, I will say when I get to work every day I write down what I have to do for work and then I also write what I had to get done in my personal life....

I Scheduled Too Much Stuff (including Transcript)

Podcast Transcript Kim: [00:00:08] Hello and welcome to our very first podcast of balancing mom. In today's episode, we dive into over scheduling and what we can do to overcome our tendencies to overcommit and try to find a balance for the fun things we like to do and...

Responsibility is your friend

It’s a slow walk through the building towards the employee parking lot. It is reminiscent of an insane asylum as we make it to the long empty-walled white hallway. The ugly checkered carpet doesn’t provide any softness to the ambiance of the hall. I glance at my...

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Victoria Hefty brings the essence of perseverance to everything she does. She is the student you want in your class and the leader you want on your team, both in the office and on the field. Victoria is a pioneer in redefining the traditional measures of success....

Woman Owned business Series: Amy Blitchok

Relishing a perfect cup of coffee, as I wait in a quiet corner for Amy Blitchok of Belo Consulting. It is a balmy spring day in Durham, the perfect weather for a cup of coffee, some writing, and a book. Our first meeting takes place at Bean Traders coffee shop, with...
Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

A quiet, small voice has been nagging for clarity in the close reaches of my subconscious for so many years. To make sense of our own purpose, or to open ourselves up to understanding purpose, is a journey of self-identification. It is a critical prerequisite of...

Emotional Bandwidth when Work and Parenting Collide

Emotional Bandwidth when Work and Parenting Collide

Emotional Bandwidth Capacity and Limits A post on LinkedIn caught my eye. The original poster stated he was at his emotional limit due to all the events in 2020. He stated he could not give his spare time to others requesting attention for their social or emotional...

Create a No-tears Morning Routine to get out the Door

Create a No-tears Morning Routine to get out the Door

Stacy and I just recorded a podcast about morning routines and what helps all the little ones get ready for school or daycare. While I wouldn’t call myself an expert, my nine years of experience should qualify me for the title of “Senior Morning Transition Manager” or...

Hurricane Watch and Indoor Activities

Hurricane Watch and Indoor Activities

Our 3 Bossy Bees team is based in Durham, North Carolina. While the severe impacts of Hurricane Florence have not turned in our direction, the local area prepared and braced for impact. We watch the news and weather updates intently and are thinking of all the...

Fail Gracefully

Fail Gracefully

I have been fortunate to learn the art of how to fail gracefully through years of playing competitive sports. Failing gracefully is a valuable skill to carry into your adult life. It’s a work in progress, but as a result, I am a better mother, friend, partner, and...

Childcare, 2 Working Parents, and Reality

Childcare, 2 Working Parents, and Reality

Childcare, Two Working Parents, and Reality For 2 working parents, childcare is a blessing and sometimes a nightmare to figure out. My spouse and I are in our ninth year of juggling care and we’ve tried many different options. Financially figuring out the right care...

Responsibility is your friend

Responsibility is your friend

It’s a slow walk through the building towards the employee parking lot. It is reminiscent of an insane asylum as we make it to the long empty-walled white hallway. The ugly checkered carpet doesn’t provide any softness to the ambiance of the hall. I glance at my...

Summer, Kids, and the 9-to-5

Summer, Kids, and the 9-to-5

We welcome summer vacation to our home with mixed emotions. There is a lot of joy that comes with easier mornings. No lunches to pack or kids to get dressed, but there is upheaval with childcare. By the time June rolls around, we (my three kids and my husband) have...

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Victoria Hefty brings the essence of perseverance to everything she does. She is the student you want in your class and the leader you want on your team, both in the office and on the field. Victoria is a pioneer in redefining the traditional measures of success....

Woman Owned Business Series: Strouds Creek Farm

Woman Owned Business Series: Strouds Creek Farm

Woman Owned Business Series I enjoy my trips out to Strouds Creek Farm. Tucked away off the busy street of St. Mary's Road in Hillsborough is Friendship Lane. Driving under the canopy of trees Friendship Lane turns into a gravel road. You can hear the crunch of stone...

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