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40. Hydrating and Nourishing Families in a Healthier Way, with Ashi Jelinek

Amidst The Chaos

Release Date: 10/19/2021

50. Helping Parents Shift the Way Work is Done and Elevate Their Leadership Capacity, with Sarah Peck show art 50. Helping Parents Shift the Way Work is Done and Elevate Their Leadership Capacity, with Sarah Peck

Amidst The Chaos

I am so excited to finish out this amazing first season with a guest who could essentially be the poster child for this podcast! Sarah Peck is the founder of Start Up Parent, which focuses on helping women feel less alone and gives them the tools they need to plan for families during busy careers. Sarah starts by giving me her long job history -- she legit has done it all! When she got pregnant with her first at a tech start up that she loved, she took her maternity leave in her own hands and set out to figure out what worked for her and the firm. As she was learning about this cross between...

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49. Building an App for Music Teachers to Virtually Engage with Their Students, with Rebecca Featherstone show art 49. Building an App for Music Teachers to Virtually Engage with Their Students, with Rebecca Featherstone

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When everything went virtual in 2020, all sorts of service providers found a way to make it work with a ton of different digital video platforms. But my guest today, , wasn't satisfied with 'just ok' when it came to her music lessons. Instead of dealing with it (like so many of us continue to do), she MADE A FREAKING APP () to help music teachers all over have better and more effective lessons with their students. Rebecca talks to me about her background in music and how the frustrations of teaching over zoom became too much for her and her students. We chat about how she decided to make...

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48. Teaching Dog Owners to Safely Bring a New Baby Home, with Dominika Knossalla-Pado show art 48. Teaching Dog Owners to Safely Bring a New Baby Home, with Dominika Knossalla-Pado

Amidst The Chaos

How often have you pictured an exciting moment in your life and then it comes and is not at all how you expected?! Well, lucky for you, my guest today is here to help with one of those moments -- introducing a dog to your baby! Dominika Knosalla is a dog trainer and founder of Dog Meets Baby. She joins me to talk about her path to starting this brand and how her life has taken a completely different path than she expected! Dominika tells me how she had wanted to be a vet and met a dog trainer during her time and knew she found her calling. She left Poland to come to the states and really...

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47. Minimizing Stress for Diplomats, Military Members and Expats, with Christine Lusk show art 47. Minimizing Stress for Diplomats, Military Members and Expats, with Christine Lusk

Amidst The Chaos

I am beyond excited to bring our guest, Christine Lusk, on the podcast today because her business is not only GENIUS but so relevant to my life situation. Christine in the founder of Diplodash, which provides diplomats support services during and after transition to posts (UMMM HELLO, ME!!!). Christine talks to be me about her life pre- entrepreneurship and how life of a trailing spouse (though she has properly renamed it a trailblazing spouse) brought on a lot of challenges she hadnt realized. Once she was oversees, she was thinking how nice it would be to have someone send care packages...

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46. A Silicone Baby Placemat To Support Infant Development and Parent’s Sanity, with Lindsey Laurain show art 46. A Silicone Baby Placemat To Support Infant Development and Parent’s Sanity, with Lindsey Laurain

Amidst The Chaos

Today's guest has been on our wish list for a while and she DID NOT disappoint! Lindsey Laurain, the founder and creator of EZPZ fun is on today and she opens up to us about so many things -- building the brand and beyond! For those that don't know (if there are any, ha), ezpz creates innovative, developmentally-focused products that make mealtime less about mess and more about fun. Lindsey's story starts like so many mom founders; she had a problem and there wasn't a solution in the market, so she MADE IT! After years in the corporate world, she took the leap to find a solution to the...

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45. Creating Clean and Caffeine-Free, Energy Boosting Snacks, with Lisa Curtis show art 45. Creating Clean and Caffeine-Free, Energy Boosting Snacks, with Lisa Curtis

Amidst The Chaos

When I started this podcast, I wanted to highlight all the behind the scenes takes and insider tips on building something with kids along side. If 2020 taught us anything, it's that working while parenting is NO JOKE! I have loved getting to hear founders' stories, specifically how they handled the craziness of these last two years. I am so excited to have Lisa Curtis, founder of , on the show today. She talks all about her brand and what this last year brought up for her. Lisa tells me what kick started her brand -- she joined the peace corp after college and needed an alternative for her...

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44. How to Limit Your Social Media Addiction show art 44. How to Limit Your Social Media Addiction

Amidst The Chaos

Be honest - how many of you have found yourself scrolling social media during the different pockets of your day? In between Netflix episodes, on your walk upstairs, waiting for your kids to get out of school -- anyone? Well, I definitely have, especially these past two years! I have found myself relying on social media to fill any void in my day. I realized I was subconsciously opening my apps and scrolling before I even gave myself a chance to sit with my thoughts (imagine!) or get something productive done.  After taking time to really understand how this was impacting my emotional well...

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43. How to Grow Your Event Planning Business at Your Own Speed, with Betsy McKay show art 43. How to Grow Your Event Planning Business at Your Own Speed, with Betsy McKay

Amidst The Chaos

Have you ever been to an amazing wedding, party or celebration and thought 'damn, I can't imagine what it took to bring this all together?'! Well, today, you get all the inside scoop on event planning and building a brand that allows you to plan and execute a range of celebrations. I am so excited to have Betsy McKay, founder of , on the show today telling me all about her experiences and tips on how she built her brand. Betsy has a super interesting background, from being an executive assistant, to the director of admissions. She found that many of these roles involved event planning and...

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42. Becoming a Holistic Health Practitioner, with Kathy Bartelloni show art 42. Becoming a Holistic Health Practitioner, with Kathy Bartelloni

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There are some people who you meet and you realize that they are doing EXACTLY what they were meant to be doing!Kathy Bartelloni started Evolv Hol, providing integrative health tools to support women, mind, body and soul after years of previously professional lives. She dives into how her life has had some crazy pivots and how she has found herself right where she was always meant to be -- as cliché as it sounds, she is so open and honest about the difficulties she has gone through to begin helping others. Kathy's calm presence is so refreshing, I could have listened to her for hours! ...

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41. Keeping Your Baby Entertained Anywhere and Everywhere, with Beth Fynbo show art 41. Keeping Your Baby Entertained Anywhere and Everywhere, with Beth Fynbo

Amidst The Chaos

Adding another product to my list of things I wish I had when my kids were little today -- all thanks to our guest, Beth Fynbo! Beth is the founder of , which helps make life a little easier for Busy Parents everywhere! Beth starts off telling me about her childhood and seeing her dad run his own business, and how she knew at a young age she wanted to do something on her own as well. She then went on to serve 10 years in the Army and when she found herself back into a 'normal' routine, she could not get comfortable in the corporate world. After having her first child, she had a big wake up...

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Any of you out there feel like there MUST be a certain product you are looking for, but when you search you can't find it? For most of us, after we come up empty, we find the next closest thing. But today's guest is not like most of us! Ashi Jelinek was looking for a vitamin infused drink for her kids instead of watering down the juice that was on the market. When she couldn't find anything, the woman MADE IT HERSELF!!!

Ashi talks to me about her life pre Kidsluv and how she slowly starting making iterations and diving into flavors for this product. She dives into how she worked on the branding and really figuring out her audience -- I was blown away with how foreword thinking she has been throughout this whole process! She then talks about how she had these grand visions of launching and having a huge success, but that wasn't the case, and what she did next just blew me away. Instead of giving up, she really dove into making things better and figuring out how to build relationships with retailers. We then talk about the identify crisis you find yourself in as a founder -- where do you fall into this crazy founders world. We finish off with her telling me what a typical day is like and what her biggest tips are for developing a drinks, and then she hits me with a big admission -- she was so naiive as to what building this would entail at the beginning, and looking back she isnt sure if she would do it again!

Ashi was SO SO easy to talk to -- she opened up, was honest and really introspective on her journey. Weather you have kids or not, you HAVE to check out her products (and be on the lookout for new ones soon). Head to their site or instagram page to learn more and enjoy 20% off 16pcks with code LUVVIP20 on Amazon.