Two business-owning, work-from-home moms who are laughing their way through parenthood.
New mom Shailey Murphy (video production/ interior designer) joins veteran mom of three, Katie Day (photographer, graphic designer, improviser, comedy writer for a late night talk show.)
Vanessa Quigley and the myth of work-life balance! Chatbooks inventor and chief, opera singer(!!!?), and mom of SEVEN joins us to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, making time for the things that make you come alive even while raising seven kids. (Especially when you're raising kids!) Brought to you by...oh...Scrapbooking...this is uncomfortable.
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Vanessa's book "Real Moms, Real Hacks" will be on Chatbooks site and Instagram @chatbooks so soon!!!
BIG HUGE PERSONAL UPDATE TODAY, BABY! What's that phrase? Man makes plans and God laughs? Well God is laughing hysterically at one of these ladies today. The girls show how all the careful planning and striving toward the perfect work-life balance can get completely turned upside down! (What is this buzzfeed? What is this clickbait?!) Brought to you by: minivans!!!!
Brittany Kingery's fearless style! How she grew her Instagram from 1k to 20k in one year and why she left it all behind!
Brittany Kingery's fearless style! How she grew her Instagram from 1k to 20k in one year and why she left it all behind! Also: decorating on a budget, white walls vs colored walls, and resisting trends just to be trendy! Brought to you by throw pillows! And we spring a new segment in Brittany called Garage Sale finds!!!!
Get ready to go DEEP today. Kendra left us amazed, inspired and completely out of tears. We immediately wanted to go do some good in the world. She bravely walks us through her 7 years (and counting) of infertility, as well as her business successes, real life marriage stuff, and at one point she straight up to took us to church, ya'll! We heard a gospel choir start to sing and wanted to rise up in our pew (er...dining chair...) and go DO SOME GOOD. Thank you so much Kendra for being so amazingly transparent, bold, and REAL. WE WANT TO BE YOU WHEN WE GROW UP.
Yo dawg, we heard you like podcasts, so we made a podcast about podcastin'. The girls get technical about how to make this thing, content, tech, hosting, social media, equipment! More than you ever wanted to know! Brought to you by: Long drives!!!! And a new segment specifically designed for our listeners called: Words of Encouragement!!!!
Shailey takes us through her daughter's first plane ride and cruise. She came prepared and had everything she needed! And you can too! Bonus: Who is Shailey's celebrity doppelgänger? What is Katie's (very long) maiden name?
Discipline can be fun! Well...not really. But talking about discipline can be fun...?! The girls discuss their parenting goals and some discipline tips that have worked for them. But don't worry, there's lots of jokes too and a brand new segment staring 6 year old Callie Day!!!
If by any chance you thought Shailey was cool, you were wrong! It turns out she's a super nerd. Hear her talk about administration duties with the same passion as her latest flea market find. 😂 Katie reveals how she's managed to keep her business simple and manageable. Brought to you by Checkmarks!
The girls get real about some of the cons of being self-employed vs a regular-hours job. (Is anyone hiring? Jk!) Some of the not-so-great parts of owning a business (cough, cough, self-discipline). And an update on some personal struggles the girls are currently facing. Brought to you by Greener Grass™! And a new segment at the end called "Nailed It!!!!"
Elise Blaha Cripe (Elise Gets Crafty, Get to Work Book) tells us about trading her day job for self-employment, quitting blogging for mental health, and finding that Work-Life-Balance. Plus detailed amazing Productivity tips and how to just GET TO WORK. Brought to you by: Blogging...wait...oh...this is uncomfortable.
The girls get personal for Valentine's Day! They reveal their (super gross) love stories as pure little child brides. (Grosssss.) And they discover they had the EXACT SAME response to their engagement proposals. (Spoiler: it wasn't "yes!") Brought to you by: Conversation Hearts! And another installment of Hot Texts From Our Husbands.