Working Motherhood with Dr. Portia Jackson

This week's top tips are all about  . . . HOLIDAY HACKS!

It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . and also the most stressful if you let all of the gift buying, decorating, cookie baking, and the other 29,835 things you have to do get to you. However, no need to fear,  Working Motherhood Top Tips is here! And this week we are excited to partner with Stephanie Tsales, contributing author to the super fabulous site, WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com, to share some of their holiday hacks to make this holiday season the best one ever!

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Jennifer McGrath is a Corporate Relations Manager for The Allstate Foundation. In this role, she develops and manages the strategic internal and external communication plans surrounding social impact programs and initiatives under The Allstate Foundation umbrella, and various Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, including the award-winning Purple Purse campaign to increase awareness of the issue of domestic violence and financial abuse. 

Prior to her role with The Allstate Foundation, McGrath worked at Burson-Marsteller public relations doing corporate communications, brand marketing and corporate social responsibility work for clients like CDW, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Kellogg’s and Merrill Lynch. McGrath got her start in sports public relations with positions at the Ivy League headquarters in Princeton, N.J. and the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Desiree is a Broker/Realtor of CENTURY 21 Consolidated in Las Vegas, NV and Realtor at Sothebys International, Brentwood. She is also the President of non-profit organization, Parents Education League of Los Angeles.

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We are featuring listener questions submitted via email and social media to help give you more specific tips and insights to handle all the pieces of being a working mom. If you have any questions you'd like to see answered, please submit them to portia@workingmotherhood.com or via our Facebook page.

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Aubrey is a mom of 2 girls, ages 10 and 8. She is an oncology nurse that is currently enrolled in classes for her BSN. Aubrey is a Girl Scout Leader to 2 troops as well as a youth group leader.

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During Top Tip Tuesdays on the Working Motherhood Podcast, I will discuss single topics that impact our physical, financial, career, spiritual, family, social, and intellectual lives. I will share resources, tips, and action item steps for us to implement so we can take small and consistent steps to be the best working moms we can be.

This week's top tips are all about  . . . ENDING THE YEAR WITH A BANG!

Most people start planning goals and making New Year's resolutions for the next year in December. This is a fantastic habit; however, you also want to end the year strong to ramp up into an even better year when the clock strikes 12:00 on New Years. This episode will outline how you can end 2014 with a bang and set yourself up for success next year.

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Julie is a Partner in the BDO’s New York office. She has more than 25 years of experience with accounting, financial reporting, auditing and business management. Julie works extensively with BDO’s clients to resolve accounting, reporting and compliance issues. Julie also does technical writing, research and teaching for the firm.

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Kathryn is a Shareholder of Polsinelli’s national health care practice group with over 70 attorneys devoted to serving the needs of health care clients across the country. Kathryn represents long term care, assisted living, senior housing providers and hospitals across the country in a variety of areas including regulatory compliance, administrative review matters, contracts, fraud and abuse, certification, reimbursement, life safety code, licensure issues, and operations. Kathryn has served as an annual speaker at Leading Age presenting on various areas of Healthcare regulatory highlights, and has spoken nationally on Healthcare Payment Reform. Kathryn has served as lead counsel to argue before the Illinois Supreme on a media-driven healthcare regulatory issue, and was recently appointed by AHLA as a member of the Dispute Resolution Council.

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We are featuring listener questions submitted via email and social media to help give you more specific tips and insights to handle all the pieces of being a working mom. If you have any questions you'd like to see answered, please submit them to portia@workingmotherhood.com or via our Facebook page.

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As we dive deeper into the holiday season, I want to encourage you to make the most of this time of the year and spend time with your family, rest a little and recharge so you can start next year off with a bang. Your kids will be off of school or home from college so spend this time making memorable memories that will last a lifetime. To give you some pointers on this, I’m pulling one of my favorite episodes about making memorable moments from the Working Motherhood vault with our guest Miss Marnise. I hope you enjoy this classic episode!

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