In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie reveal a slight shift in the focus of their discussions. They emphasize a more intentional approach to their content, aiming to cater to mothers with established businesses rather than those in the initial growth phase. Jessie and Angela discuss the importance of balancing business growth with family time and the notion that it’s acceptable to be satisfied with a business’s current state, rather than constantly striving for expansion. They express a desire to connect with other mothers in similar situations, sharing experiences and advice for maintaining a business while enjoying family life. This change reflects their personal journeys and the stage they are at in their own businesses, advocating for a healthy balance between professional aspirations and family commitments.
In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie discuss strategies for keeping kids engaged during the holiday break in modern ways. They share the challenges of managing work-from-home responsibilities while kids are on break. Angela and Jessie highlight the difference in children’s entertainment now compared to their own childhoods, emphasizing the heavy reliance on digital devices. They suggest creative ways to engage kids, like involving them in pretend or actual business activities, such as taking photos for social media, writing captions, and using hashtags. Additionally, they propose introducing kids to Canva for designing holiday cards and tags, encouraging reading through digital books, and exploring educational websites or virtual museum tours. They also suggest teaching kids skills like cooking, typing, and using technology for educational purposes. The conversation reflects on the importance of balancing screen time with productive and creative activities, adapting to modern tools while instilling valuable skills in children.
In this episode, Angela and Jessie talk about managing holiday shopping, particularly around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They recommend using email filters, creating a special folder for Black Friday deals, and having separate email accounts to keep promotions organized. They also suggest using a Christmas gift list app to track gifts, budgets, and avoid gift repetition. Discussing shopping strategies, they prefer online deals to avoid crowds, with Jessie opting for Black Friday over Cyber Monday for convenience. They mention the importance of supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday despite their preference for online shopping to avoid in-store chaos.
In this podcast episode, Jessie and Angela discuss the challenges and potential benefits of structured journaling and goal-setting for busy moms. They critique a one-page productivity planner by high-performance coach Brendan Burchard, questioning its practicality for moms who have limited time. The episode explores the psychology behind such productivity methods and suggests that they may not be one-size-fits-all solutions. They advocate for more flexible, personalized approaches, such as focusing on one question per day or using visual reminders to prompt reflection. Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of realistic and forgiving methods for busy moms to manage their lives without feeling overwhelmed or inadequate.
This week, Jessie and Angela chat about the unfortunate time Jessie fell for a scam and why scammers can be so convincing. Scammers possess a deep understanding of human psychology, enabling them to manipulate emotions like fear, greed, and compassion. They prepare thoroughly, often using genuine-looking materials and rehearsed scripts. Their tactics include impersonating authority figures and creating a false sense of urgency to bypass rational thinking. Modern technology further amplifies their reach and sophistication, allowing them to target vulnerable populations globally. To counteract scams, awareness, skepticism, and information-sharing are essential.
This week, Jessie and Angela had a discussion about the importance of child privacy on social media. They shared their strategies for preserving their children’s privacy, such as checking with family members before posting photos and using stickers to obscure faces in images. They voiced concerns about the potentially permanent and uncontrollable nature of online content, especially in the context of AI technologies scraping images from the internet. They also highlighted the tension between sharing their maternal experiences and the possible impact on their children. Ultimately, they made it clear that whatever is best for you and your family doesn’t have to be what’s best for anyone else.