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Episode 24: Working Parent + Two

Second babies may add just one family member – but they can feel more like six. And all those carefully created systems you had down with baby number one? Out the window. Listen as experienced parents Erika, Evan, and Shira talk how they made it work, and why laughing (at everything) and letting go (of perfectionism) might be a second-time working parent’s new best friend. Second babies may add just one family member – but they can feel more like six. And all those carefully created systems you had down with baby number one? Out the window. Listen as experienced parents Erika, Evan, and Shira talk how they made it work, and why laughing (at everything) and letting go (of perfectionism) might be a second-time working parent’s new best friend.

Episode 23: VP Moms

What does it take for a working mom to reach VP? We assembled a panel of four of our awesome Bright Horizons vice presidents to find out. Helen, Ilene, Christine, and Jessie talked candidly about their day-to-day strategies, what they’re unapologetic about, and why being called “accomplished” sometimes makes them laugh.

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.
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