Achieving Balance and Joy as a Guilt-Free Working Mom | POW83


In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna delve into the topic of work-life balance as a working mom. They shatter the misconception that women must choose between their careers and staying at home, highlighting the fact that they can juggle both successfully. Cristie and DeAnna reflect on their past choices and reveal some of their biggest regrets while exposing societal standards that have been pushed on women for years. This episode will empower women of all ages, in all walks of life, to embrace their decisions confidently, knowing they understand their own needs and their families best.

Key Takeaways:

  • [01:14] What Cristie and DeAnna have been up to
  • [02:02] The vulnerable conversation that sparked this episode
  • [04:04] DeAnna reflects on past choices and her decision to chase her career
  • [05:15] The moment you become unselfish
  • [06:03] Cristie shares her experiences as both a career woman & stay-at-home mom 
  • [07:40] Juggling the emotional side of being a career-driven woman vs. a stay-at-home mom
  • [07:53] DeAnna shares her biggest regret
  • [08:42] Cristie speaks about her current guilt she struggles with
  • [10:03] The evolution of guilt to acceptance
  • [13:55] Parenting in the teen years
  • [15:02] Navigating the re-invention of yourself following the years after being a stay-at-home mom
  • [17:03] Important lessons that came from the pandemic 
  • [19:00] How the values have shifted over time 

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