The Latika Vines Show

The Latika Vines Show

By Latika Vines
The Latika Vines Show is an inspirational podcast for working moms who are overwhelmed in navigating their life and career, teaching them that it can be possible to have both a rewarding career and be a great mother.

Latika and her guests share and explore the life lessons, challenges, and blessings of being a working mom and discuss immediate steps for leading and growing a career and mastering work and life balance, while putting God first. Teaching them that it is possible to do both.

I can't wait to have you join the conversation!
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S2: E21 Overcome the Overwhelm
One of the things that many working moms are struggling with is overwhelm. It is the one thing that many of us can't get away from, because we have so much on our plate from cleaning the house, doing the laundry, going to the grocery store to ensure we have food in the house, spending time with our husbands, and the list continues...in a 24 hour day, there isn't enough time or enough of you to do everything. And, it can be overwhelming.  In today's episode, Latika shares three ways you can overcome the overwhelm. She shares: First 15 Matters - the first 15 minutes of your day set your day up for success Gain Support - working moms must have emotional, physical, and spiritual support to be successful  Do Less - we must be able to create a SYSTEM that allows us to save stress, time, energy, and money What will be your Tabitha moment? Tabitha is a woman in the Bible who was very meek and did everything for everyone, just like working moms. But, one day she died. Have you become like Tabitha and been emotionally week, physically week, or spiritually sick? Because of Tabitha's good works, she was raised back to life and continued to serve people, but now she has renewed strength. How will you use the information in this episode to ensure you can overcome the overwhelm? How will you use the information in today's episode to regain emotional, physical, and spiritual strength? May you experience a Tabitha moment and regain what you need to continue to pour into others. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Latika Vines Show. Download the Boss Moms Can Have It All Ebook by clicking HERE. 
31:13
August 14, 2020
S2: E20 Know Your Numbers
Do you know how much money you are spending to pay bills? Or do you know how much money you are saving being at home during COVID-19? Do you know your numbers? It is important that we approach planning and knowing our finances in a new way.  Allison "Allie" Greenberg, a Financial Advisor/Representative, shares her expertise in helping families achieve their financial goals. She believes that anything is possible with the right planning. It is important to know the following:  your numbers (know how much you spend on bills, etc...) savings is your power (save for potential furloughs, job loss, emergencies, etc...) invest and don't be your own stock broker plan your finances when your children are infants Allie's main giveaway to all working moms is, "You have to know where you are spending your money, so you know where you are going." To download the Boss Moms Can Have it All Ebook, click HERE. 
26:15
August 7, 2020
S2: E19 Taking Care of Our Bodies
How many notices have you received from your OBGYN or Primary Care reminding you to make an appointment for an annual check-up? Have you ignored those notices? Have you ignored those phone calls and/or text messages?  Christina Perez shares great insight as to why it is vital for us to pay attention to those notices, make our appointments, and be an advocate for our own health. In today's episode, Christina emphasizes on the need for working moms to make our health our priority. She shares that one of the first steps in prioritizing our health is having a doctor that we can trust and have a relationship with. Additionally, she expounds on the fact that our well exams are covered by insurance, so there should be no excuse as to why we should not go to our appointments.  Christina also gives insight on why we should have a primary and OBGYN doctor. She left us with three main points: 1) go to your appointments (make them and stick with them); 2) go to your follow-up appointments (regardless if they are scary or not); and 3) put your appointments in your phone (so you can keep track of them and be reminded of them).  We are paying for health insurance and we need to take advantage of it! Thank You Christina for your words of wisdom!  To download your copy of the Boss Moms Can Do It All Ebook, click HERE! 
31:21
July 31, 2020
S2: E18 Real Talk
As a working mom, 2020 has presented itself to be a hard year.  Managing our families and homes while working at home has caused us to work double overtime. And for many, it has caused working mothers to be overwhelmed and not able to find balance throughout the day. On July 24, 2020, learn from a panel of mothers who will share how you can turn the challenges of juggling it all (work, family, and self) into balancing it all. Real Talk: The Realities of Work & Life Balance TODAY is a virtual panel discussion to help working mothers create and master work and life balance. Hosted by Latika Vines (me) of Visionary Initiatives, LLC, you will gain the strategies to find balance in your day and overcome: ✅ stress ✅ lack of self-care ✅ the need for time management and financial responsibility ✅ mental clutter ✅ navigating your career at home and what work and life balance could mean for you. This virtual event will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:30pm EST (with a special preview at 7:15pm EST). Although, complimentary, registration is required to attend. Learn more about the event, the panelists, and register by clicking HERE Grab your seat today so you can learn how you can create and master work and life balance - for real! Download your complimentary copy of Boss Moms Can Have It All ebook HERE.
12:55
July 24, 2020
S2: E17 Sitting Around the Campfire
In these recent months, working moms have increased their workloads at home causing them to work double overtime. And, with those additional tasks, burnout and overwhelm are present, causing us to lack patience with our loved ones, not feel well, and a host of other emotions. But, it is possible to overcome.  In today's episode, Gillian Behnke shares her personal story of overcoming the overwhelm of juggling motherhood and career, and she breaks down the method that allowed her to do so - The Fill Your Bucket Method. This method teaches moms how to create a solid health foundation, set personal priorities and establish boundaries. She believes that moms need to fill their own buckets first so they are able to pour into others. Here are a few highlights of what she shares with us today: we must drink water (hydrate ourselves) we must move our bodies (in whatever way we can) we must identify our values we must establish a foundation that allows us to manage  When we begin to fill ourselves up, it's easier to pour into others.  As a busy mom of two, Gillian cares deeply about helping other moms feel better both mentally and physically. She believes that motherhood does not equal with exhaustion, and that it is possible to thrive mentally, emotionally, physically and professionally. Gillian is the founder of Mom Camp, a media and events company that empowers moms to live their best lives. She is also the host of the Mom Camp: Around the Campfire podcast. To learn more about Gillian and Mom Camp, please visit: www.momcamplife.com and she is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  To download your complimentary copy of Boss Moms Can Have it All, click HERE. Thank you for joining another episode of The Latika Vines Show.
27:59
July 17, 2020
S2: E16 Educating Our Teens & Young Adults
With education funds being cut, Val Wimes felt the need to provide educational classes for teens and young adults, to prepare them for life after school. Within one week, she developed, designed, and launched Socially Immersed University. A University where teachers provide FREE training opportunities to help students gain skills in: Cooking Vending Machine Full Body Stretch Content Creation  All skills to prepare our youth for tomorrow. In today's episode, Val Wimes shares the reason she developed Socially Immersed University and the benefits students can receive by taking the classes. Check out Socially Immersed University which is available on You Tube at: https://youtu.be/ZIVepAdJN7E Learn more about Val Wimes and Socially Immersed at: https://www.sociallyimmersed.com/ To download your complimentary copy of Boss Moms Can Have It All, clicke HERE.
32:00
July 10, 2020
S2: E15 Working Moms Together Can S.O.A.R
Do you believe you can juggle the many priorities on your to-do lists and grow your career?  In today's episode, Author, Mom, Wife, and active duty Air Force Officer, Rojan Robotham helps working moms understand how they CAN DO IT. She explains how working moms can S.O.A.R.:  S: Support  O: Organization A: Aspire R: Resilience Listen in today's episode where Latika and Rojan discuss exactly how you can SOAR in managing your many priorities, including growing your career. Rojan also shares her book, Working Moms How We Do 'It': Maximize Success at Home and Work, where she outlines lessons and strategies to help you balance work, home, and your personal live. Purchase your copy of her book on AMAZON by clicking HERE (https://www.amazon.com/Rojan-Robotham/e/B083TBSWL1?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000).  Download your complimentary copy of the Boss Moms Can Do It All ebook to help you manage it all like a Boss Mom by clicking HERE. Thank you for listening to another episode of The Latika Vines Show.
23:29
July 3, 2020
S2: E14 Supermom to the Rescue with Tara Nichol
When you were growing up, did you watch your mom juggle having to go to work and take care of you and/or your siblings? Was that a lesson on what you should or should not do as you became a working mom? In today's episode, Tara Nichol's shares her experience of watching her mom juggle it all and what shares with us what she is doing now to help working moms navigate the workplace. Tara Nichol is a Mom, Entrepreneur, and Author on a mission to make working moms shine. With her combined years of Legal and Human Resources experience, she proves that: If it benefits mom, it benefits everyone. Latika and Tara discuss what is it is like being a working mom in corporate American and Tara discusses a few main points:  working moms need to have a role of being a mom and wife, and also understand their why how working moms can find balance the importance of moms being a strong advocate for themselves To learn more about Tara Nichol, visit her at www.taranichol.net and follow/connect with her on social media at:  Facebook: Tara Nichol - Benefits Mom Twitter: @TaraNicholJD Instagram: @taranichol522 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/taranichol To download your complimentary copy of the Boss Moms Foundation ebook, click HERE. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Latika Vines Show. 
23:29
June 26, 2020
S2: E13 A Day of Reflection, Recognition, and Celebration
Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or June 19th. This is the day where African Americans or black men and women celebrate/commemorate the end of slavery.  In today's episode, Latika shares her reflection, recognition, and celebration of this special day. She shares her way of celebrating Juneteenth and why it is vital to the history of Americans and African Americans.  To download your complimentary copy of the ebook, Boss Moms Can Have It All, click HERE. Thank you for joining another episode of the Latika Vines show. 
29:10
June 19, 2020
S1: E13 Making Time to Rest
These last few months of transition have not been easy. And, like most moms, we all are tired. It has been a lot trying to manage everything and everyone, at the same time and in the same space. But, it is vital that we make time to rest.  In today's episode, Latika outlines various ways you can rest, that are realistic to the working mom who has to manage children, cooking, laundry, husband, and everything in between. The main question she asks you to answer is: Do you have to meet every need? When you understand that you do not have to fulfill/meet everyone's needs, you will find the time to regain your energy, find your peace - rest!  Download your complimentary copy of The Ultimate Boss Moms Guide to Winning at Home and at Work to learn how you can create balance by clicking HERE.  Thank you for listening to another episode of the Latika Vines Show. Don't forget to subscribe! 
25:00
June 12, 2020
S1: E12 Be the Solution, Not the Problem
There is so much going on in this world today.  Across the world, people have taken to the streets, city offices, and even the White House to be heard, as response to the unfortunate death of George Floyd by police officers.  Latika shares her thoughts on how you, as an individual and/or organizational leader, can be a part of the solution to correct injustice and inequality TODAY. She challenges you to:  Pray  Vote  Make a Difference  These are just some of the ways you can be a part of the solution, and not part of the problem. 
28:20
June 6, 2020
S1 E11: Making Self-Care Your Priority - Part 2
In order to master work and life balance, a working mom must make herself a priority. By, making yourself a priority, you are less likely to be burned out, stressed out, and frustrated trying to cater to everyone's priorities. You are more likely to master work and life balance, because you have taken the time to address your needs, likes, and wants.  In today's episode, Latika provides four tips on how you can make yourself a priority, by achieving spiritual self-care. Latika believes that self-care is achieved both physically and spiritually; both equally important. (If you want to learn more about the physical self-care, please listen to episode 10) Spiritual Self-Care involves:  Prayer and Personal Bible Study  Forgiveness  Devotion  Journal  Latika shares how you can accomplish all four of these, while being at home with the entire family. Enjoy the conversation.  To learn more about the online bible study that Latika referenced in today's episode, please visit Beloved Women by clicking HERE. To download your complimentary copy of the ebook, Boss Moms Can Have it All - the Boss Mom Foundation You Need to Have it All Without It All Falling Apart, click HERE. 
24:00
June 5, 2020
S1 E10: Making Self-Care Your Priority
Working Moms everywhere have been putting in overtime for the past three months. Since being home due to COVID-19, we have been working, homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, keeping up with the laundry, and the list goes on. But, when is there time for the woman called mom?  So many working moms are not prioritizing self-care, which is especially important now as we are performing our various roles in the same space. In today's episode, Latika discusses five ways working moms can implement and make self-care a priority, which are:  Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night Drinking more water Eating a healthy diet Exercising Decompressing/Stress Relief Using these tips, Latika helps working moms to understand that is vital to our mental and physical well-being to prioritize self-care. Enjoy the conversation.  To receive your complimentary copy of Latika's ebook, Boss Moms Can Have It All, download it HERE.
23:37
May 29, 2020
S1 E9: See Yourself Through a New Lens
We have gone through so much these past two months. And, in these months, we have enhanced and gained new skills. But, when we return to work, what are you going to do with those skills? Will you forget about them?  In today's episode, Latika talks to you about how you must see yourself through a new lens. She emphasizes that, as working moms, we must come out of this pandemic, not only as survivors, but thrivers. We must utilize the skills that we have attained during this pandemic, and apply them to our careers. Applying them to our careers, means that we:  view ourselves as bringing value to an organization view ourselves as being valuable to our families  view ourselves as having more worth viewing ourselves as having what we always wanted  When we leave this pandemic, we must view ourselves as different, as better, from when we entered this pandemic. When we return to the workforce, we will be better, more grateful, and the list goes on. But, in order to do so, we must see ourselves through a new lens.  To learn how you can See Yourself through a New Lens, join Latika at the Live Masterclass on May 18, 2020 from 8pm EST to 9pm. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-moms-see-yourself-through-a-new-lens-tickets-105029590332?aff=erelpanelorg
19:59
May 22, 2020
S1 E8: 5 Reasons Why Work & Life Balance is Important NOW!
It's been over two months since we have been in home due to COVID-19 and it has been overwhelming. But, this is the most vital time for us to incorporate some type of work and life balance in our lives.  Work and life balance can be defined as the integration of time between work and personal life. As we conduct business and family life at home, and for many of us in the same room, it is important that we incorporate some type of balance. In today's episode, Latika shares 5 reasons why you should incorporate work and life balance in your life and why you should view it as critical now, as we are at home.  Latika is the host of Boss Moms Virtual Meetup, which is a monthly networking event for working moms, connecting them to a community of support, where conversations are geared towards helping each other thrive in their Marriage, Motherhood, and Career. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, this month's topic is: Surviving Motherhood in the Midst of the Storm. Join the conversation as Latika shares what you can do to recognize and reduce stress; how to regain your energy; and set boundaries so that you can survive and thrive in the midst of this pandemic.  To register for the Boss Mom Virtual Meetup, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boss-mom-virtual-meetup-tickets-104664957706  Thank you for joining today's conversation. 
25:41
May 14, 2020
S1 E6: You Are Doing a Great Job
The season we are in is a trying one. But, Latika gives a little encouragement to working moms in today's episode. 
02:55
May 11, 2020
S1 E7: 3 Tools to Relieve Stress
Have you said to yourself or heard others say, "this has gotten to be too much"? "This" is in reference to working from home, teaching kids subjects to ensure they advance in the world, preparing meals, spending time with the hubby, and so forth.  It is a lot. And, when you begin to write down (or think about) all of the tasks you are handling right now, while at home, it can be too much. Not only are we in the house, we are restricted from going anywhere, but the grocery store for essential items. These are some very stressful times.  As our roles (motherhood, wife, career woman, friend, sister, etc.) blur together, it is important that we recognize what stress is and how to relieve it or recover from it. In today's episode, Latika shares 3 Tools to Relieve Stress for working moms who feel like it has gotten to be too much and have reached their max. Those 3 Tools include:  Having Brain Breaks Getting Re-Centered Setting Boundaries Join the conversation as Latika gives advice on how you can implement those 3 Tools so you can relieve stress immediately. When you have identified how to relieve or recover from stress/burnout, you will know how to identify the signs of stress and work your way down. As the saying goes, "a happy wife, a happy life." So, in order for your house to be filled with joy, peace, and happiness, mommy must exude those fruits of the spirit.  May God bless you and keep you safe!     
21:51
May 8, 2020
S1 E5: Keep Going
In the last six weeks, the world has been shut down, due to the safety precautions of COVID-19; and it has been a little hectic. These weeks have been filled with an emotional roller coaster of being frustrated, anxious, overworked, and so many other feelings. We have been isolated from school, work, friends, family, and the world; spending all of our time at home. It has been a lot for anyone, but especially the working parent. We are not only working from home, but we are homeschooling our children at the same time.  In today's episode, Latika checks in with you and asks the question, "How are you doing?" She gives you a few tips to help you to continue going in the midst of this storm. She shares: sticking to a schedule not putting pressure on yourself giving yourself grace This storm we are in, is not easy; but Latika encourages you to keep going and prays for you to receive the strength from God to keep going.  May you be blessed by this conversation. May God be with you and your family! God bless you! 
12:56
May 1, 2020
S1 E4: Creating Balance While Working from Home
The global pandemic has forced many working moms to wear multiple hats, simultaneously. We are attending virtual meetings; meeting deadlines; teaching and entertaining our children; managing the house; trying to be nice to our husbands; and the list goes on. Even thinking about the list of things to do can sound overwhelming. So, the question becomes, how can you create or find balance while you work from home, so you do not become overwhelmed?  In today's episode, Latika share seven (7) key tips to creating balance while you are working from home. These tips have been used by working moms (and Latika has used them herself), and they have been beneficial in reducing stress and preventing burnout.  So, whether you have one child or seven children, today's episode will be sure to provide you with some insight on how to balance your multiple roles as you work from home.  Thank you for listening to today's episode of the Latika Vines Show. May you be blessed!
15:05
April 24, 2020
S1 E3: What is your Work & Life Balance?
In today's episode, Latika asks what balance looks like for you. With balance being defined as an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright or steady; Latika equates work and life balance for working moms to a juggler. Latika describes how a juggler must juggle three or more things in their hand to entertain the audience. Just like a juggler, working moms have to juggle motherhood, marriage, and career, oh and themselves. And, sometimes it may feel like it will fall apart. Without balance, working moms will experience stress, burnout, frustration, and so many other negative things, which affects family life, their own health, job satisfaction, cluttered mind, and the list goes on.  Latika shares the first step to having work and life balance, which is having the Boss Mom Foundation. The foundation that is needed to achieve the balance a working mom needs to have a satisfying marriage, great motherhood experience, and rewarding career; the foundation she created and used after she was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression. Latika discusses her e-book, Boss Moms Can Have it All, where she shares what the foundation consists of, which are the three pillars of success: Being Self-Aware Performing Smart Work Being Strategic Using the three pillars of success in the Boss Mom foundation can help working moms take the first step in getting started with achieving work and life balance. Latika shares tips from the e-book and encourages you to utilize the e-book as a guide for your own work and life balance.  Get your FREE copy of the e-book, Boss Moms Can Have it All - The Boss Mom Foundation to Create Balance in your Life so it Doesn't All Fall Apart.  Click HERE to get your copy!  Thank you for listening to today's episode of the Latika Vines Show. May you be blessed! 
17:11
April 17, 2020
S1 E2: What is Your Anchor?
In today's episode, Latika asks the question: What is your anchor? For so many of us, our life is like a boat - a cruise ship. We have so much that is piled on and in us, that sometimes it could cause us to sink or sway in the water. But, when we have our boat anchored to a strong foundation, we rise and stay afloat. Today, Latika encourages you to develop your anchor, which is your relationship with God. You must have a strong relationship with God, the one who knows the number of hairs on your head, the one that created you in His own image. He is the only one who can keep you afloat when the obstacles of life attempt to knock you down. She shares three valuable things:  What your anchor should consist of How to develop it How to use it In order for you to lead and grow your career and live a balanced lifestyle, you must have a strong foundation - anchor, which is your relationship with God. When you have the anchor, it will be easier for you to manage it all (marriage, motherhood, and career) without it all falling apart.  To learn more about Latika, visit: www.visionary-initiatives.com.
20:14
April 10, 2020
S1 E1: The Woman of Many Roles
Have you ever been asked, who are you? Or what defines you? As a working mom, we have many roles that we juggle. We are wives, maids, cooks, community members, drivers, and the list goes on. But, who are you? Who is the woman who serves in these many roles? In today's episode, I share who I am, after having that question asked to me. I truly encourage you to look in the mirror and ask God who you are. From there, you know where your destiny will lead you. As mentioned in the show, you can manually take a self-discovery assessment to learn who you are. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1Py0g5HiCXURW6iZTmKK85--dYKH5YkFP?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5e868287. There are also a lot of free assessments that you can take when you research on google. Thank you for joining the show. May you discover who the woman of many roles is.
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April 3, 2020
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February 3, 2020