Shailey & Katie's Lemonade Stand: Design Moms Finding the Happy Balance as Work-from-home Entrepreneurs
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Two business-owning, work-from-home moms who are laughing their way through parenthood.
New mom Shailey Murphy (video production/ interior designer) joins veteran mom of three, Katie Day (photographer, graphic designer, improviser, comedy writer for a late night talk show.)

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    089: Roadtrip, Baby! The Minimalist, Frugal Guide to a Successful (Dare I say DELIGHTFUL?) Road Trip with Kids! (Or without kids, it all applies!)

    Wow. Katie loves road trips. Like a weird amount. She shares all the life-hacks and tips for keeping everyone excited (even the adults!) No time-consuming Pinterest crafts necessary! She’s done it with four kids. She’s done it with nursing newborns. She’s done it with potty-training toddlers. She’s done it with no budget and she STILL LOVES them.

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    087: Home Makeover: Renovating Edition! It doesn’t have to be intimidating! How to Organize the Creative Chaos in your brain and actually make it a reality!

    Shailey’s designing and renovating a 1925 house. She walks us through the process from dreaming to planning to hiring a ”Roger”. We also take you through the historically accurate journey of women’s suffrage. not accurate. **we’re so sorry. Who’s excited to see what Shailey is gonna do to this historic treasure? I am! Pop quiz: What color paint do you think Shailey is planning for her interior walls? How much do you think the sink she wants might cost?

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    086: Elsie Larson (A Beautiful Mess) on Adoption, Becoming a Working Mom Overnight, Productivity, Being Present, and Handling Haters.

    Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess blog, (crafting, home decor, recipes). She started as a blogger, but her and her sister grown that business into so much more including 3 published books, a natural product line called Oui Fresh: natural makeup and clean living products, and clothing and subscription boxes, and they own an app company called A Color Story which include a beautiful mess, party party, and a design kit.

    Her gorgeous home has been featured EVERYWHERE including the newest Domino Book. She’s gonna talk to us about adopting her gorgeous daughter, Nova from China, what it’s like to become an INSTANT mom while thousands of people watch, learning how to balance becoming a working mom overnight, handling haters, and some practical productivity tips to maximize work hours so that she can PRESENT during her precious Nova hours. She even tackles balancing screen time even though part of her job requires her to be engaged on instagram. There’s a lot here guys and I’m not gonna lie I got a little emotional and I might be adopting now. We’ll see.

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    084: Work-Life-Mom-Business-Balance and The Fate of This Podcast! (Cue: scary foreshadow music) Plus Follow-ups from previous episode Challenges!

    Still seeking that working mom sweet spot. What does the future hold for this podcast? Should we keep doing it? What happened to all of those things you said you were gonna do? Did Shailey ever log off Social media? Did Katie ever cloth-diaper? BUCKLE UP ITS FOLLOW-UP TIME! Where are they now? Where are the going? (What day is it? Who am I?)

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    083: People-Pleasing: Why we do it! When it's not healthy! Establishing Boundaries! How to deal with people who suck (the life out of you) with life coach Madison Hedlund!

    She FIXED US! Madison fixed us! So many practical tips you can ACTUALLY put into practice. If you tend to people-pleasing and tend to find people who LOVE to let you please them, this episode is for you. People-Pleasing:Why we do it! When it's not healthy! Establishing Boundaries! How to deal with people who suck (the life out of you) with life coach Madison Hedlund!

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    082: Don't just Reorganize! Minimize! Then sell it all in the world's MOST SIMPLE garage sale!

    Spring is time SPRING CLEAN your house, SIMPLIFY, and GET RID of the excess by having the works most SIMPLE garage sale. We've got you covered. How to purge, how to sell, and bonus: how to laugh during the entire process. You won't want to miss out segment where we teach you how to deal with a "Garage Sale Marty". Buckle up your fanny packs, kids! This episode has lots of LOLs.

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    080: A Richer, Simpler Life Part 2: How Ashley Parsons is dealing with Social Media use now after logging off completely for Two Years

    Ashley Parsons (world-renowned photographer, podcaster, writer, professional penpal) left social media for TWO ENTIRE YEARS, came back on, and graciously had a beautiful, long conversation with us about what she learned. (I can’t stress enough how dear this 2-part episode is to my heart. It actually changed my life and bits and pieces repeat in my mind on a daily basis. Get a cup of coffee or go for a long, slow walk while listening -Katie)

    Part 1: Life Off Social Media. Part 2: Life after Coming Back On.

    Photography Business: Podcast: The Boredom Experiment Podcast: Dear Somebody dear somebody, by dear somebody, on Apple Podcasts - iTunes

    Write to Ash: P.O. Box 11 Liberty, MO 64069

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