Business is Personal: Entrepreneur

The Bossy Bees are tackling the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” It’s time for entrepreneurs to debunk this harmful and detrimental approach to business! In the first of a two-part topic, we are talking about the importance of...

Take Back Self-Care

The overlooked, underappreciated, and often misguided practice and application of self-care. The Bossy Bees are talking about what self-care really involves. Hint, Hint... it doesn’t involve a Mani or Pedi. We are talking about our own journeys and where we’ve been misled and...

Breaking Down Barriers: Real World Experience for Leadership At Work

Stacy and Kim reflect on their work experience and the barriers that they’ve encountered with career advancement. As former coworkers, the two women share some of the common experiences many of us have faced at work. They probe some ideas on a few ways we (all of us!) can be recognized for the leadership experience and expertise we bring in to work in a way that is valuable to not only ourselves but the organization.

The Curious Food Experience

Food is the center of gathering across so many different cultures. Between Kim and Stacy’s cultural upbringing and backgrounds, they have been both the witness and recipient of bad food etiquette at a shared dinner table. Together,...

Meet the Bees

The Bossy bees are excited to have you with us as we kick off the new year with our new podcast. If we haven’t met, our first episode will get us better acquainted with each other as we go back in time to revisit memories for the...

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 antiracist...

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 needs. I...

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 your hosts,...

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 out of...

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 “Let’s...

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Business is Personal: Entrepreneur

The Bossy Bees are tackling the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” It’s time for entrepreneurs to debunk this harmful and detrimental approach to business! In the first of a two-part topic, we are talking about the importance...

Take Back Self-Care

The overlooked, underappreciated, and often misguided practice and application of self-care. The Bossy Bees are talking about what self-care really involves. Hint, Hint... it doesn’t involve a Mani or Pedi. We are talking about our own journeys and where we’ve been...

Breaking Down Barriers: Real World Experience for Leadership At Work

Stacy and Kim reflect on their work experience and the barriers that they’ve encountered with career advancement. As former coworkers, the two women share some of the common experiences many of us have faced at work. They probe some ideas on a few ways we (all of us!) can be recognized for the leadership experience and expertise we bring in to work in a way that is valuable to not only ourselves but the organization.

The Curious Food Experience

Food is the center of gathering across so many different cultures. Between Kim and Stacy’s cultural upbringing and backgrounds, they have been both the witness and recipient of bad food etiquette at a shared dinner table....

Meet the Bees

The Bossy bees are excited to have you with us as we kick off the new year with our new podcast. If we haven’t met, our first episode will get us better acquainted with each other as we go back in time to revisit memories...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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 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...

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...

Woman Owned Business Series: Maria Finnegan Fitness

Hillsborough and Triangle Fitness: SUP Yoga and a Woman-Owned Business Maria and I met on a crisp spring evening. Weaver Street in Hillsborough was bustling with their evening customers. We took a seat on the patio surrounded by herbs and flowers. I have known Maria...

Financial Independence – You are here

Part 1: You are here, it's time to deal with it The weight was too much. What was once a nagging whisper in the back of my mind, was a suffocating plastic bag around my head now. I couldn’t breathe… it was coming… the panic attack. This wave was eye-opening as it left...

When change comes your way

You can start things with the greatest of intent, but the forces moving around you also have their own mission. I began my current job with the hope of learning something new and working for a group that held greater possibilities. Quickly, I realized my career had...

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