When you went back to work after a year of maternity leave, did you feel guilty? What if somebody told you that you'd be returning to work full time after just 6 weeks. Would you be nervous? Excited? Worried about what other people might think? This week's guest on the Bold Moms podcast, Ottawa realtor Meaghan Kleinsteuber, did exactly that. She had built up an extremely successful client base in her 11 years on the job, so rather than letting her clients go to a colleague, she chose to get back in the game. Meaghan and I chat about everything from being the primary breadwinner in her household, to her feelings around returning to work earlier than most, to juggling being her own boss while raising her daughter, and why she could never be a stay-at-home mom. This episode is proudly sponsored by Ottawa author Ruby Barrett (@rubybarrettwrite) and her new romance novel "Hot Copy" which drops April 13th, 2021.
In the second episode of the Bold Moms Podcast, Brianna chats with local mom Liz, a first generation Canadian Latina who was born and raised in Ottawa. Liz is a mama to two kids and wanted to share her passion for raising her children between two very different cultures with the Bold Moms community. We talk about teaching children to advocate for their culture, being raised by non-English speaking parents, racism in Canada, and how important it is to never stop learning from your community. This episode is proudly sponsored by Fika Beauty, your destination in Kanata for a complete self-care experience. Check them out on Instagram @fika.beautystudio. Fresh hair, fresh nails, fresh spirit.
In this extra special bonus episode, I share how I became the OG Bold Mom aka Spicy P's birth story. This experienced redefined so many things I believed about myself and has really helped shape who I am today, so in addition to learning more about me through my intro episode, I hope you'll give this a listen because it. is. wild. It was the complete opposite of everything I had planned in the best kind of way.
What better way to kick off S1E1 than by getting to know your host, amirite? In my inaugural episode and an eclectic conversation with...myself...I'm taking you all on a magical journey through my early days, how I was raised, and how I ended up in Ottawa. I talk about my road to becoming an "influencer" (I still kinda hate that word!) and answer the age old question: "Is it worth it?". I also touch on my real full time job and finish off the episode by sharing why I am very ashamed of who I was before becoming a parent. This episode is proudly sponsored by my friends Ry & Pen, my favorite Canadian brand for buttery soft infant and toddler sleepwear.
From the mama who brought you @boldmomsofottawa comes the Bold Moms Podcast, an unfiltered and unscripted, expert-free show dedicated to talking about all of the stuff no one ever told you about becoming a mom.