Episode 22: Building Your Parenting Village

Overwhelmed by working parenthood? Stop trying to do it all alone. “People say I need help, but I don’t know where to get it,” says our guest Daisy Dowling. Get Daisy’s tips on who to ask for help, how to rally your village of volunteers, and why her secret isn’t doing more — but getting more done.

Episode 21: Summer’s Over! Back to School

New classes…crazy morning routine…making lunch — the kids are finally back in school, and yet, life seems more complicated than ever. Can you manage it gracefully? Our guest Christine Koh says: sort of. Listen to hear her tips for embracing the important stuff, jettisoning the rest, and enlisting the whole family (even kindergarteners!) for help.

Episode 20: Making Work and Life Fit

Do you sometimes feel like there has to be a better way to fit working and parenting together into your limited time? Maybe it’s time to rethink your equation. Our guest Morra Aarons-Mele says we might feel like prisoners of the status quo (9-to-5, in the office), but we all have the power to fit work and life together on our own terms. The secret: ask for exactly what you need. She did it — and explains how.

Episode 19: Mindfulness in 30 Seconds or Less

What do you do when the din of work and life become too much? Or when the day-to-day schedule becomes too much for your children? Our guest Beth Jones says there are very specific things you can do (solo or with kids) to wrangle those out-of-control moments. Here she offers simple, in-the-moment strategies you can do anytime, anywhere that help you stop, tune out the noise, and and for the long haul.

Episode 18: Work and Life After Twins

Got twins? You’re part of a unique club – two-times everything. But what does that mean for your career? Our guest, WBUR podcast developer Jessica Alpert Silber, tells her own story of twindom, including work-life strategies for making it through the tough days, and the completely unexpected (but happy) side effect two babies had on her career.