To be a working parent is to constantly feel like you’re missing out on one piece of your life: your work or your family. Or is it? Playfully co-founder Sonia Chang created a company with another mother and intentionally changed their workdays away from the normal 9-5 to be present with her children throughout the week while simultaneously pursuing a highly ambitious business plan for their startup.
The two co-founders of StoryMine Media were already parents and they’d done the pregnancy thing before. But then they found out they were both pregnant at the same time. Listen in to this joint conversation as we talk about what to do if both co-founders are pregnant and how this can affect your business planning, strategy, and plays.
We know that motherhood will change us, but it’s not always in the way that we expect. Editorial director Liz Kocan shares several women who took pregnancy and motherhood as an opportunity to shake up or switch out of their industries—and why that’s not always a bad thing.
Parenting changes you, but not in the ways you might expect. Amy Henderson, founder of Tendlab, talks about howmotherhood can make you better at your job.
When I looked up and realized that we were nearing the 100th episode of the podcast, I knew I wanted to do a special show. It’s been a wonderful year and a half of producing this show, and I’ve learned so much from making, creating, and interviewing. Here’s what I learned, what surprised me, and how we’ve improved our processes over time.