Beyond the title of MOM! with Susanne and Missy
Worrying about juggling our careers and motherhood can be a challenge to face. Everything from finding proper childcare to deciding to be a full-time stay-at-home mom requires support. Transitioning to become a woman passionate about her own life is also a challenge. However, this same community of women can offer you support and help guide you through gracefully.
In today’s episode, we have Missy Stevens and Suzanne Kerns, co-hosts of the Mom and … Podcast. Susanne Kerns is a writer and foster child advocate. Her past life includes stints as a corporate community relations manager and nonprofit communications. Susanne is now a humor writer living in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. Missy Stevens is a former mom blogger and now an aspiring novelist, slowly working on endless revisions of her first manuscript.
Listen in as both women share their mom journeys. Together, they have been working on building a community of moms for years, first as blog writers and now as podcasters. They provide their audience with an opportunity to learn to grow. They help fellow women figure things out, become more self-aware, and understand who they get to be outside of the role of moms.
In this episode
[02:28] Susanne and Missy’s mom journeys and “empty nestness.”
[05:02] How did Susanne and Missy meet?
[08:02] Preparing for the empty nest and finding one’s purpose within it.
[08:57] How Missy walked away from work and a career to be a full-time mom.
[10:11] When did Sussane and Missy discover they wanted to be blog writers?
[15:12] The way society puts shame on being a stay-at-home mom.
[17:55] What to say to your kids about wanting to have a different role outside of mom?
[24:04] Co-hosting a podcast with a friend.
[31:05] “I’m excited for your listeners to prepare for their empty nestness. There’s so much excitement ahead.” – Missy
About Susanne Kerns
Susanne Kerns is a writer specializing in the humor and parenting categories. Her stories have been featured in seven parenting anthologies and on sites such as Redbook, Scary Mommy, Mamapedia, BonBon Break, and her blogs at SusanneKerns.com. In 2017, she founded the Informed Parents of Austin to help other parents advocate for LGBTQIA+ students, teachers, and families as well as support comprehensive sex education. Her original career was as a Marketing Consultant focusing on social media strategy and management. She has 15 years of marketing and sales experience with global brands like Apple & Disney.
About Missy Stevens
Missy Stevens is a writer, podcaster, and communications professional with a background in project management and corporate advocacy. She is an organized, efficient, and effective communicator. She is also up to speed on the latest tools and trends defining the digital landscape. Her passion projects include writing fiction, all things plant-related, and trying new crafts. She specializes in copywriting, editing, and content creation.
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