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Two Kids and A Career

Are you craving an open, honest conversation about the highs and lows of parenting, your career, and home life? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Jill Devine is here to talk about the daily grind of parenthood and how it can make you feel alone, isolated and questioning it all. The Two Kids and A Career Podcast is an outlet to escape the stresses of everyday life, while engaging in real conversations. Jill is an entrepreneur, wife and mama. Her 20-year career as an on-air radio personality inspired this podcast to give voice to the complexities of raising a family, having a career and simply just trying to keep it all together. From the tough talks to the hilarity of it all, she is here to have a conversation and offer great advice from a tribe of amazing individuals. Tune in and join along as we navigate the emotional roller-coaster known as parenthood!

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144: I'm Making The Decision To Hit Pause
This is the last episode of Two Kids and A Career until … TBD. Jill Devine made a very tough decision and she wrote about it in a blog post, which she read in this week’s episode.A very special thank you:Brian, Lu, and CharliMy family and friendsEvoke Creative, especially Crystal and TiffanyClaraBlondin Professional Real EstateElemental EstheticsLisa Webb with Addy’s WayMessy MommiesLast but not least, YOU!Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/
10:24 12/07/2023
143: Single Moms Are An Underserved Community
In reflecting on the number of episodes Jill Devine has produced for Two Kids and A Career, she realized she hadn’t had an episode dedicated entirely to single moms. That changes with this week’s episode.Samantha Tradelius is a Mother, Wife, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Speaker. Samantha is brutally honest, fast moving and a supporter of all things SHE.A born go-getter from early on, Samantha always knew she was destined to do big things. Armed with her brokerage license and natural gift for being a connector, Samantha began her entrepreneurial journey co-founding Commercial Coverage Insurance Agency (CCIA) alongside her husband. From humble beginnings the pair quickly turned CCIA into a wildly successful business, valued at an impressive eight figures.Following her success with CIA, Samantha knew it was time to lean into a passion that had inspired her from a very young age. Having never stopped thinking about the stories her grandmother and hero, GG, would tell her about raising three children as a single mom in the 1950s. Samantha always noticed that in all her stories, her grandmother never mentioned anyone helping her...or asking for help. She knew that her grandmother had done everything she could to rub her nickels together to make everything possible for her children.Samantha and Jill discussed the nonprofit Samantha created to help single moms.IG: @SamanthaTradeliusTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
37:33 05/07/2023
142: A Unique Way To Get Kids Outside To Play
Lakshmi Jayanthi is the Founder & CEO of Pickup Sports and also the mom of two active young boys. Lakshmi's mission is to inspire kids to live a long-term active lifestyle by bringing the fun back into youth sports and making it more accessible for all kids. Pickup Sports is a mobile app that facilitates kids playing neighborhood sports which makes sports easier for parents and a lot less intense for kids. They help parents organize their own local play groups, invite friends to join, challenge other neighborhoods to a game and provide educational videos so parents have a plan for what their kids can play.Lakshmi joined Jill Devine this week to discuss Pickup Sports.Instagram: @pickupsportsfunFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepkidsactiveTwitter: @askpickupsportsTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
31:16 28/06/2023
141: An Anti-Aging Routine While On A Budget (Part 2)
Jennifer Warmann-Bloss is a licensed Esthetician, CEO of Elemental Esthetics and Blogger and has been working on clients since 2001. Elemental Esthetics has been a proud sponsor of Two Kids and A Career for the last year and a half. Jill Devine is a regular client of Jennifer’s and first had Jennifer on the podcast in Episode 79: How An Esthetician Approaches Her Clientele's Desire For Youth.Jill invited Jennifer back on the podcast for a two-part episode to discuss some trends and beauty tips. In this week’s episode, some of the topics the ladies discussed: Vitamin C, serums, sunscreens, zinc, titanium oxide, and how to layer your facial creams and lotions.More about Jennifer Warmann-Bloss:Being educated in Boston at one of the top Esthetics Schools in the country, the Catherine Hinds Institute, sets her base education apart from the average esthetician in St Louis. She prides herself on maintaining her education ongoing and additionally keeping you, the client, educated as well on the latest innovations in anti-aging.Her approach to services is to truly create a customized experience for anyone who comes through her doors. She doesn’t simply follow the same protocols for all but instead develops a program designed to make you look your personal best. With personalized facial services, lasers, peels and more, she has all the tools necessary to make you look amazing. Additionally, Jennifer comes from a professional background with previous work experience in the high-tech world. She helped build and develop some of the first car dealer websites in the 90’s when the internet was just developing, worked in e-mail marketing software and worked with predictive modeling software with Fortune 500 companies. This professional understanding of technology helped her greatly as she began to educate herself on lasers and many other business arenas of esthetics.Elemental Esthetics, LLC425 N. New Ballas Rd., Suite 206Creve Couer, MO 63141Ph. and Text: 314-279-6069IG: @elementalestheticsFB: Elemental EstheticsTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
29:22 21/06/2023
140: What The Heck Are Peptides? (Part 1)
Jennifer Warmann-Bloss is a licensed Esthetician, CEO of Elemental Esthetics and Blogger and has been working on clients since 2001. Elemental Esthetics has been a proud sponsor of Two Kids and A Career for the last year and a half. Jill Devine is a regular client of Jennifer’s and first had Jennifer on the podcast in Episode 79: How An Esthetician Approaches Her Clientele's Desire For Youth.Jill invited Jennifer back on the podcast for a two-part episode to discuss some trends and beauty tips. In this week’s episode, the ladies discussed some hot words including amino acids, peptides, Ozempic, and Mounjaro.More about Jennifer Warmann-Bloss:Being educated in Boston at one of the top Esthetics Schools in the country, the Catherine Hinds Institute, sets her base education apart from the average esthetician in St Louis. She prides herself on maintaining her education ongoing and additionally keeping you, the client, educated as well on the latest innovations in anti-aging.Her approach to services is to truly create a customized experience for anyone who comes through her doors. She doesn’t simply follow the same protocols for all but instead develops a program designed to make you look your personal best. With personalized facial services, lasers, peels and more, she has all the tools necessary to make you look amazing. Additionally, Jennifer comes from a professional background with previous work experience in the high-tech world. She helped build and develop some of the first car dealer websites in the 90’s when the internet was just developing, worked in e-mail marketing software and worked with predictive modeling software with Fortune 500 companies. This professional understanding of technology helped her greatly as she began to educate herself on lasers and many other business arenas of esthetics.Elemental Esthetics, LLC425 N. New Ballas Rd., Suite 206Creve Couer, MO 63141Ph. and Text: 314-279-6069IG: @elementalestheticsFB: Elemental EstheticsTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
25:20 14/06/2023
Episode 139: Tips For Recent Grads On How To Land A Job
Beth Hendler-Grunt is the founder and president of Next Great Step. The firm’s sole focus is to guide college students and recent grads to help them to land the job they deserve. She leverages techniques and insights of advising CEOs and brings those secrets to students to help them stand out and get the job. She has enabled hundreds of clients to achieve success where 90% of clients land the job of their choice. Ms. Hendler-Grunt is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller, “The Next Great Step: The Parents’ Guide to Launching Your New Grad into A Career”. This is a must-have resource for parents. Ms. Hendler-Grunt has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, SiriusXM radio, Kiplinger, CNN, Fortune, and many other media outlets. Her clients have landed jobs at Amazon, Yelp, JP Morgan, EY, and Major League Baseball to name a few. She is also the mom of a recent college grad and college sophomore… so she gets it.Even though Jill Devine’s daughters are 6 and 4 years old and she’s not close to having this particular type of conversation with them, she recognizes this is a very important topic that parents in all seasons of life should take a listen to.Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
34:38 07/06/2023
138: Talking All Things OB/GYN With Dr. Allison Walsh
In Episode 105: Ways To Be At Your Best Physically, Mentally, And Emotionally, Dr. Allison Walsh and Jill Devine spent most of the time discussing Women's Lifestyle Solutions. Listening to women's struggles with untreated or under treated chronic pain, anxiety/depression, hormonal imbalance, and weight gain inspired Dr. Walsh to seek more comprehensive solutions for her patients' problems, which is how Women’s Lifestyle Solutions came about.Before Women’s Lifestyle Solutions, Dr. Walsh’s main focus was her work as an OB/GYN. Jill invited Dr. Walsh to come back on Two Kids and A Career to talk all things OB/GYN. Some of the topics the ladies discussed:*Honoring all women’s delivery requests (mid-wives, doulas, natural births, etc.)*How to take care of the body before, during, and after pregnancy*Infertility*FAQ of an OB/GYN*Advanced maternal age recognitionTo make an appointment with Dr. Walsh, call 314.567.5017 (for OB/GYN) or 314.279.6069 (for Women’s Lifestyle Solutions).FB: @ObstetricsandGynecologyCareLLCIG: @ObstetricsgynecologycareFB: @womenslifestylesolutionsIG: @stlwomenslifestylesolutionsWebsite: https://www.obstetricsgynecologycare.com/Ancillary Pregnancy Services/Pregnancy Packages: https://www.obstetricsgynecologycare.com/pregnancy-packagesTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
40:07 31/05/2023
137: How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs
On August 4th, 2021, Richard Capriola joined Jill Devine to discuss his work as an addictions counselor, as well his book, The Addicted Child. You can hear that discussion on Episode 83: All Children Are Vulnerable To Substance Abuse.Since that conversation, Richard has gathered more information and statistics on drug use among kids. Jill Devine invited Richard to come back on Two Kids and A Career to share his findings.Originally published on August 4th, 2021:Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. Working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses he was responsible for comprehensive assessments and individual and group counseling with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders.Through his experience at the Menninger Clinic, he was able to write a book for parents regarding substance abuse, The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse.The Addicted Child is a roadmap for parents on adolescent substance abuse. If your child uses alcohol or drugs, you know how it affects your family. These substances enter your child’s brain and change their behavior. You want to help your child, but where do you begin? The Addicted Child is your roadmap. Learn what makes adolescent addiction different. How drugs can change your child’s brain and behaviors. The assessments and tests you should insist upon. And more.If you have questions or issues you’re interested in hearing more about, email Jill Devine: hello@jilldevine.com and she will put you in touch with Richard.Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/
27:13 24/05/2023
136: Becoming A Non-Toxic Household
Jill Devine met this week’s guest, Alycia, through the podcasting world and then started following her on Instagram. Jill was fascinated by the tips and tricks Alycia was sharing about living a non-toxic life.As a mom and wife, Alycia started learning years ago about the toxic chemicals and ingredients in our products and food. She has since started sharing this knowledge, including recipes and tips, to help others cut out these toxic ingredients and lead a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.Referenced in this week’s episode:“Back To Eden” BookBarbara O’Neill on YouTubeThe Infamous Honey RecipeInstagram: @coffee_cupcakes_kidsAlycia’s WebsiteTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
44:40 17/05/2023
135: She's Creating Positive Screen Time Options For Parents and Grandparents
Anieke Lamers is a Dutch long-distance auntie of 2 little ones in Australia, which is what helped inspire her to create Peekabond. As the founder & CEO of Peekabond, Peekabond is designed for children and their parents to help connect with loved ones remotely.In this week’s episode with Jill Devine, Anieke shares about her journey as a female entrepreneur and the insights she has gained speaking to many families across the globe.FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063607297369Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/69675180/admin/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/aniekelamersnl/IG: https://www.instagram.com/peekabond/ Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
31:16 10/05/2023
134: Can You Change Someone?
Last time Michelle Gauthier was on the podcast, she claimed the title of being the first guest to appear 3 times on Two Kids and A Career! Now she gets to claim the title of being the first guest to make a 4th appearance on the podcast! Here are the other episodes Michelle has appeared on:Episode 24: A Mom’s Guide To A Calm Holiday SeasonEpisode 25: Tips On How To Bring More Calm To Your Life During A PandemicEpisode 74: Advice On Readjusting To "Normal Life" Post COVIDJill Devine invited Michelle back on the podcast to discuss an email Michelle sent to her followers. The subject line was “How to change someone”. The ladies discussed that email in detail in this week’s episode. They also discussed Michelle’s new podcast, “Overwhelmed Working Woman”, which is now available wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.Email: michelle@michellegauthier.comWebsite: michellegauthier.com/moreIG: @michellegauthiercoachingFB: Michelle Gauthier Life CoachingLinkedIn: Michelle GauthierTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
36:21 03/05/2023
133: Signs To Look For In Your Child Regarding Speech Development
Lenora Edwards is a ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Chief Knowledge Officer with Better Speech. Since obtaining her Certificate of Clinician Competence in 2010, she has worked with individuals of all ages from little ones who are learning to understand and express themselves to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become a more fluent and effective communicator.Better Speech is an online speech therapy company that has been providing professional, affordable, and convenient speech therapy services for more than a decade. All the Speech Language Pathologists with Better Speech are Board Certified and State Licensed with more than 10 years’ experience each which allows us to provide outstanding online speech therapy services nationwide and internationally. With more than 150 Speech Language Pathologists at BetterSpeech.com, we are experts at helping people communicate in the most efficient and affordable way possible!Jill Devine and Lenora discussed all the above in detail, with a heavy focus on littles since Jill has two young daughters. The ladies also talked about post COVID brain fog and how Lenora can help with that condition.Start Now: https://www.betterspeech.com/start-nowBetter Speech Resources: https://www.betterspeech.com/blogFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourbetterspeech/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@better.speechInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterspeech/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-speech/mycompany/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BetterSpeechVideoFinancial Assistance: www.betterspeech.com/consult-financial-aidTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
38:39 12/04/2023
132: Joy and Grief Coexist Together with Jen Myers Farmer
If you know Jill Devine from her radio days, then you are bound to know Jen Myers Farmer. Jen and Jill worked closely together for almost ten years at the same radio station.In 2016, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer and her difficult cancer journey continues to this day. Jill invited Jen to come on the podcast to talk about the journey she has been on, along with her perspective on everyday life. The most important part of the conversation (in Jill’s opinion) was the reinforcement that ups and downs in relationships are normal and how powerful saying “I love you” can be.You can read more about Jen’s story and make a contribution by clicking this link. Every dollar raised will support the Farmer family today and tomorrow. To offer them the blessing of one less thing to worry about as they navigate this next chapter. To pursue any future medical treatment available. To be together. To have fun. To, in the face of uncertainty, keep their resolve high and keep their lives moving ever forward.Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/
46:58 29/03/2023
131: What Does Pairing Down Your Wardrobe As A New Mom Look Like?
Pregnant with her second, Kelly Wilcox went maternity clothes shopping and came back frustrated. Not only did maternity wear lack stylish and comfortable options, but she was disgusted with the amount of waste produced from these clothes you only wear a few times. As a former consignment store owner, Kelly was passionate about finding ways to reuse your clothes and with her background studying at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and 10 years in the fashion industry, she put her mind to creating a garment that could be used from maternity, breast feeding and beyond, serving in her own life as a busy mom. With her focus on versatility, sustainability, and functionality, the Momper Romper was born.In this week’s episode, Jill Devine and Kelly talked about finding the right pieces in your "new mom" wardrobe that will serve you in all walks of your mom life and how to shop sustainable clothes for yourself and your family. The ladies also talked about what pieces to keep, what to toss and where you should invest.Check out this article Kelly shared with Jill: “10 Concerning Fast Fashion Waste Statistics”.IG: https://www.instagram.com/momperromper/FB: https://www.facebook.com/momperromper/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@momperromperTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
36:50 15/03/2023
130: Ways To Declutter Your Mind
There have been many episodes of Two Kids and A Career dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. On the other hand, there hasn’t been a full episode dedicated to helping adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. That all changes with this week’s guest, Alex Gilbert. Here’s a little bit about Alex:I'm a new mom, a New Yorker, a Mets fan, a yogi, and a brunch enthusiast. I also have dyslexia and ADHD.After spending my career working in leadership development, I decided to start a consulting and coaching business that will help adults (like myself) with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who have been struggling in their day-to-day life and careers. My business, Cape-Able Consulting, was created to help them navigate their day-to-day workloads and life to feel supported to reach their highest potential.In this week’s episode, Jill Devine and Alex discussed Alex’s misdiagnosis as a child and how that has fueled her to become the woman she is today. In addition, Alex offers free 1:1 30-minute “brain dumps” where she can discuss personal recommendations to implement organizational/focusing tips that match your style of learning.IG: https://www.instagram.com/iamcapeable/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamcapeableLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-gilbert-ceo/Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
40:18 01/03/2023
129: Just Do! Live And Love A Little Differently
Brandon Janous joined Jill Devine for a second time on the podcast. His first appearance on Two Kids and A Career was on February 24th, 2021, in Episode 64: A Widower's Advice On Living Life To The Fullest.Since the airing of Episode 64, a lot has happened in the Janous family, but one of the biggest things is the publication of Brandon’s first book, Just Do!. Here’s part of the introduction Brandon wrote for the book:This wasn’t how I’d expected my first book to begin. To be honest, before Rachel got sick, I’d already written much of what you’ll read if you keep going. And for the most part, it’s not sad. I had no intention of making you cry or bringing you to tears. Actually, what I’d written before cancer was fun, exciting, joyful, funny, and all the other feel-good words. But then life happened. Life has a way of doing that. It just happens. It would be easy for you to read that opening passage and think that you’ve stumbled upon a book full of pain and sorrow. But I’m here to assure you that what you’ll find in the following pages isn’t that. Yes, we lost Rachel. Yes, I’m going to spend some time talking about that season because she deserves to be talked about, and her story deserves to be told. Yes, it’s sad and hard and may not make sense most days. But what you’re not going to find is a book about death or dying. That’s not what this is. That’s not what Rachel would have wanted. It’s not littered with stories from the hospital or the cancer center. It could be because there were so many beautiful lessons during those days. But that’s not what this story is. It’s actually quite the opposite. This book is about living. It’s about loving. It’s about doing. Because that’s what Rachel chose to do every single moment of every single day. She lived. She loved. And even as she was dying, she continued to do. My hope for this book is that through sharing more of our families’ stories, you choose to live and love a little differently going forward.Brandon and Jill discussed Just Do! and the important life lessons everyone should learn.FB and IG: @brandonjanousTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
47:06 15/02/2023
128: Preparing For Hard Things In Life
Mamas, take a listen to this episode because you are your child’s first role model. They are watching you.Michelle Marie King is a philanthropic leader and motivational public speaker who has devoted her life to volunteerism and mentoring today’s youth. Michelle is blazing the country as a positivity activist and passionate visionary. In 2016, Michelle's passion for mental health and positivity led her to create Positive Presence Global and the proprietary Mentor-Coaching S.E.L.F curriculum. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of mentees and trained dozens of new Mentor-Coaches. In her career as a model, philanthropist, emcee, entrepreneur, and public speaker, Michelle has appeared on radio, television, billboards and print in over 15 different states to continue to promote Positive Presence Global and her community efforts. Michelle’s mission is to masterfully motivate people of all ages to lead a positive life and inspire others to do the same! Michelle explained her mission in detail with Jill Devine in this week’s episode.Socials:@Michelle Marie King@positivepresenceglobalTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
43:07 01/02/2023
127: It's Time To Normalize Period Talk
Joining Jill Devine for a second time on the podcast is Victoria Nieveen RD, LDN, IFNCP. She first appeared on Two Kids and A Career in Episode 109: How Her Fertility Struggles Can Help You.Victoria’s Bio:I am a Functional Nutrition dietitian who specializes in women’s health. I graduated from Mizzou with my Bachelor's in Medical Dietetics, and currently a Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Master's student at the University of Western States. Today, I help women with absent or irregular cycles nourish their bodies and balance their hormones, so that they can conceive. Unlike conventional protocols, I use a whole-body approach and faith-based coaching to help my clients reconnect with their bodies, regulate their cycles, and optimize their fertility. I use my experiences, both personally and professionally, to help women realize their story isn’t over yet. God has more in store for them. This means trusting their body again, cultivating a positive relationship with food, achieving their healthy hormone goals, and integrating all forms of wellness into their lives.Jill invited Victoria back on the podcast to talk about all things related to menstrual cycles. Many women find it’s still taboo to talk about their periods or they haven’t been properly educated on what a normal cycle looks and feels like. Victoria shared her expertise and advice on this important subject matter.Email: victoria@vn-nutrition.comWebsite: vn-nutrition.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/flo.fertilitynutritionInstagram: @flo.fertilitynutritionTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
34:18 18/01/2023
126: Do You Have A New Year's Resolution, Goal, Or Word For The Year?
We are officially kicking off Season 8 of Two Kids and A Career with Episode 126! Jill Devine recorded another solo episode to talk about how she doesn’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but she does pick a word to focus on for the year. Her word for 2023 is CONSISTENT:con·sist·ent/kənˈsist(ə)nt/adjectiveacting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate."the parents are being consistent and firm in their reactions"unchanging in nature, standard, or effect over time."he is their most consistent player this season"compatible or in agreement with something."the injuries are consistent with falling from a great height"Jill wants to know if you have a word for the New Year or do you set goals or have resolutions? She’d love to hear from you. Email her, hello@jilldevine.com. Also, if you would like to sponsor the podcast or know someone who would, the best way to get more information is to email Jill.Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Evoke Creative & Blondin Professional Real Estate
19:30 04/01/2023
125: A Recap Of Season 7
It’s that time of year where things start to slow down and time off is a must. Jill Devine is ending 2022 with a recap of Season 7. Highlights from this episode include:*Links Jill mentioned in the episodeEpisode 44: Happy Hour and Coffee Date ConversationsEpisode 111: A Community Designed To Help The Sandwich GenerationEpisode 121: Having Tough Conversations With Your Aging ParentsEpisode 123: How To Have Age-Appropriate Conversations With Your Kids About Sex*The other podcast Jill produces and hosts: Normal Goes A Long WaySeason 8 of Two Kids and A Career kicks off on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. If you have a topic or guest suggestion for Season 8, email Jill: hello@jilldevine.com. If you would like to sponsor the podcast or know someone who would, the best way to get more information is to email Jill. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Evoke Creative, Blondin Professional Real Estate, & ZencastrUse my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
15:06 21/12/2022
124: Using Her Pregnancy Journey To Help Others
Ann-Christin Villegas is this week’s guest on Two Kids and A Career. Her pregnancy journey led her to writing about it. From Ann-Christin:"Becoming a mother and all the struggles that come with it literally opened a new chapter of my life. I am passionate about empowering other parents to pursue the vision they have for their family without giving into the easy way out and the peer pressure around them. I hope my book is the no-nonsense go-to book when dealing with topics most people shy away from.Originally from Friedberg, Germany, I reside in Northern Virginia with my husband Luis, two (for now) daughters Mila and Livia and two cats, Pubi and Panta. I am a PMP certified Biotech Engineer and work as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. I love to travel, especially to Germany, where I was born and raised. I enjoy cooking and baking, followed closely by eating. I am always up for an adventure and like scuba diving, just not with unexpected Bull Sharks encircling…but that is another story for another time."She describes her book, “Becoming A Parent” as:"Parenthood: The only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time. The unsugarcoated guide to help you prepare before birth to your baby's first birthday.When you find out you will be a parent, you realize you have no idea what you have gotten yourself into. You sway between the confidence of being the best parent to your baby, and self-doubt of failing your little one. It only becomes more daunting as you learn so many things no one ever talked to you about.When everyone else makes it seem so easy; what does reality actually look like?*Get an overview of pregnancy, birth, and baby's first year of life*Find answers to your questions not readily discussed in society*Feel better prepared for what lies ahead of you*Find out what matters to you*Understand how you want to raise your baby and some helpful tips to get you there*Purposely decide on how you don't want to raise your babyBecoming A Parent helps you reduce the sleepless nights before your baby is born and gives you the motivation and confidence to get through the ups and downs of early parenthood."Jill Devine and Ann-Christin discuss the book in more detail in this week’s guest.Ann- Christin’s LinkedInTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Elemental Esthetics & ZencastrThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.Use my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
37:53 07/12/2022
123: How To Have Age-Appropriate Conversations With Your Kids About Sex
Talking to your kids about the birds & bees can be really uncomfortable and most people dread the idea of having “THE TALK”, but it doesn’t have to be this way!Amy Lang, MA has been a sexual health educator for over 25 years. Surprised by her discomfort with just the idea of talking with her young son about his body, she knew she needed help. Amy did a bunch of research to learn how to talk with kids about bodies and sexuality and realized she could help other parents with this important part of parenting.In 2006 she started Birds & Bees & Kids. With her lively, engaging, and down-to-earth style she helps parents become comfortable and confident talking with their kids. Amy’s books, online solutions center, and podcast called “Just Say This”, show parents they really can become their kids' go-to birds and bees source. Her mission is to help parents feel comfortable and confident when they have these important conversations.In this week’s episode with Jill Devine, Amy breaks down how to have age-appropriate conversations with your kids about “THE TALK”.InstagramFacebook“Sex Talks With Tweens - What to Say & How to Say It!”15% discount for The Birds and Bees Solutions Center for ParentsTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors: Elemental Esthetics & ZencastrThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.Use my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
49:18 23/11/2022
122: Tips On Raising Happy, Confident, and Resilient Kiddos
Sue Atkins is an internationally recognized Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker, and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children” & “Raising Happy Children for Dummies", as well as the author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy resources.Her highly acclaimed “Can Do Kid’s Journal: Discover your Confidence Superpower” gives children the gift of self-esteem and empowers them to become creative, innovative, independent, resourceful, resilient & confident in their own abilities to try new things & able to bounce back after setbacks.She has created The Sue Atkins Toddler Roadmap around raising happy, confident, and resilient toddlers. It is bursting with exclusive content for parents around toddler tantrums, picky eating, potty training, bedtimes & sleep, and covers the “why” and “no” stages and is bursting with fresh ideas, tried and tested strategies and lots of practical tips to raise toddlers with strong self-esteem and good mental health – not damaged by living through a pandemic.Sue also specializes in supporting families through divorce & created the award winning “Divorce Journal for Kids”, which is designed to help children express, explore, and understand some of the strong emotions that they may be feeling and to help them process the divorce for themselves. She has also created a series of “Divorce Conversational Cards” for parents to help start the difficult conversations about the changes that families face when they are going through divorce.Jill Devine and Sue discussed all of the above in this week’s episode.Twitter: @sueatkinsInstagram: @sueatkins18Facebook: Sue Atkins The Parenting ExpertLinkedIn: Sue AtkinsPinterest: Sue Atkins Parenting ExpertYouTube: Sue Atkins Parenting Expert  Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Evoke Creative, Blondin Professional Real Estate, & ZencastrUse my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
41:54 09/11/2022
121: Having Tough Conversations With Your Aging Parents
Jill Devine was introduced to this week’s guest, Erin Dwyer-Busch, through a mutual friend, Cynthia Siess Kirkpatrick. Cynthia was featured on Episode 81: How Being A Better Version Of Yourself Will Help Others.Erin Dwyer-Busch is an Eldercare Strategist with her company Senior Care Authority of St. Louis. Erin has her BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and her Masters of Science in speech-language pathology from Fontbonne University. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), and a Beyond Driving with Dignity professional. She has 17 years of experience working with pediatric and adult clients with developmental disorders, MS, voice disorders, individuals who are post-stroke, have speech & language disorders, tongue thrust, and those with traumatic brain injuries.Through residential placement advising and eldercare consulting, Erin and her team help families with aging loved ones find the best senior living and care options available as well as guiding them through the healthcare system by providing resources, education, and advocacy. The primary goal at Senior Care Authority is keeping your senior safe.It’s never easy to have tough conversations with your aging parents, but that’s where Erin comes in. She and her team can help you navigate those conversations. The team also teaches families the tools and what to say to get the care their loved ones need and deserve.Phone Number: 314-451-2255Facebook: Senior Care Authority STLInstagram: @seniorcarestlLinkedIn: Erin Dwyer-BuschTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Evoke Creative, Blondin Professional Real Estate, & ZencastrUse my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
41:51 26/10/2022
120: Learn To Love Your Body Again
Ashley Dunnwald is a certified life coach whose mission is to co-create a new paradigm of womanhood and motherhood where women heal their nervous system, develop a healthy relationship with their mind and body and live an expansive life on their terms. Her clients release stress addiction, unhealthy habits and toxic self-judgment and create abundant wellness, relaxed productivity and true inner freedom. She feels immensely honored to walk alongside women as we individually and collectively transform our lives.One of the topics Ashley and Jill Devine discussed in this week’s episode, “Bodies Are Weird – Learn to Love Yours”. The ladies specifically discussed the abdomen, and the lack of love women give their bellies. Here are a couple of items to help with that:Etsy Temporary Tattoos Etsy Temporary TattoosEtsy Waist Beads Belly Love JewelryWebsite: https://www.ashleydunnwald.com/IG:@ashleydunnwaldcoachTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Elemental Esthetics & ZencastrThis episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.Use my special link https://zen.ai/twokidsandacareer and use Two Kids and A Career to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr
43:18 12/10/2022
119: Ways To Help Children Enjoy ALL Food Groups
"Picky Eaterz main focus is helping children enjoy food flavors outside of sweets and salts. Ya know, like vegetables, beans, lentils and stuff.” – Paris RollinsOne common struggle most parents experience is the struggle of having picky eaters in the house. Paris Rollins was part of that experience, but wanted to make a change, not only for herself, but for her kids. From Paris:“My name is Paris, and I am a proud mom of 4 children. I am very familiar with and have personally experienced the struggles of wanting your children to have the same love for veggies that they have for sweets and unhealthy foods. After starting my business from my very own experience, I realized that children aren't necessarily picky and that us moms are primarily responsible for shaping our children's palates. I cater healthy kid meals to schools every day but on my journey with my business and 3 children later, I soon discovered that children form their food preferences way before toddler meals. It starts as early as being in the womb based off mom's repeat food choices during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Our babies taste all those flavors in the womb and in mom's milk. Once discovering this, I set on a journey to capture children at the EARLIEST time possible that you can, when they form their food memories. I now train a child's taste palates to be more acceptant of foods like kale, spinach, beans, lentil, and more way before their first spoon of baby food.”In this week’s episode, Paris and Jill Devine discussed the journey that led Paris to creating Picky Eaterz. The ladies also discussed different options parents have when it comes to their picky eater.IG: https://www.instagram.com/pickyeaterzstl/FB: https://www.facebook.com/PickyEaterzSTL/Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsors:Evoke CreativeBlondin Professional Real Estate
42:43 28/09/2022
118: Do You Suffer From Supermom Syndrome?
Over the past 16 years, Laura Ann Rogers, FNP-C, MSN, RN, BSN, has worked as a floor nurse on a cardiothoracic surgical stepdown unit, as a lead nurse and clinical nurse manager in several hemodialysis clinics, as a nurse practitioner rounding in the hospital on kidney failure patients and managing chronic kidney disease patients in the office, as a traveling community health wellness provider, and in a chiropractic office as a holistic primary care provider skilled in alternative pain management and regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal & joint pain and dysfunction.After many years of experience in conventional medicine, she followed her passion and changed her career path to integrative and functional medicine. She works at a medical spa, Elemental Esthetics, owned by Jennifer Warmann-Bloss. Her mission is to provide patient-centered, proactive, and personalized care to those who are weary and frustrated with our current medical system and are committed to achieving optimal health and wellness by removing what doesn't belong and adding what is missing in your body and in your life. She labels herself as a "medical detective" who uses specialized functional medicine lab work as her "magnifying glass" to uncover the underlying root causes to symptoms, illness, and disease. She spends an extensive amount of time analyzing test results, patient health history, and physical assessment findings to develop a personalized treatment plan to restore physiological balance within the body. She enjoys the freedom to spend as much time as she needs with her patients to develop a relaxed & genuine relationship. She integrates lifestyle medicine practices into her personalized treatment plans to improve stress management techniques and support self-care habits. Laura and Jill Devine talked in depth about functional medicine and “Supermom Syndrome” in this week’s episode.Laura grew up in Washington, Missouri where she graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School with Honors in 2000. She attended University of Missouri - Columbia and graduated in 2006 with her Bachelor's in Nursing Science and a minor in psychology. She graduated with her Master’s degree at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2016 and is AANPCB board- certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioner, Institute of Functional Medicine, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Functional Medicine Fast Track, and is currently studying for certification in functional medicine at Functional Medicine University. She is currently training in Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing as a tool to supplement her diagnosis processes. She looks forward to continuing her education in Lifestyle Medicine and Nutrition.You can set up a discovery call with Laura. It’s complimentary and will take about 10-15 minutes. The number to reach Laura is 314-279-6069.IG: @laura_wellnessnpFB: Upstream Integrative HealthTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental EstheticsWhen you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
34:49 14/09/2022
117: How Being Real Gets You Noticed
This episode has been in the making for two years. Jill Devine and Meghan Layne were finally able to connect in this week’s episode and the conversation could have lasted a lot longer!Meghan is a southern girl (born and raised) but transplanted to St Louis because of her Midwest bred husband. After traveling the country for 8 years for her husband's baseball career, the Layne family decided to settle permanently in St Louis to raise their three kiddos. Meghan likes to say she’s a dentist by profession but a circus ringleader by choice. She practices dentistry part time and when she’s not juggling the demands of raising 3 kids, she’s coaching her wellness clients through the FASTer Way lifestyle and creating content for her lifestyle blog, Cirque du SoLayne. She’s a huge advocate for mom honesty and firmly believes that every woman has a story to tell.Some of the topics Meghan and Jill discussed:*The St. Louis Cardinals*Meghan meeting Jill’s favorite basketball player, Michael Jordan*The highs and lows of social media*The loss of her infant daughter*The struggles of being a working mom*Living 15 hours away from her familyInstagram: @meghan.layneTwo Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor:Blondin Professional Real Estate
64:48 31/08/2022
116: Did My Child Ruin My Life?
Suzanne Yatim Aslam is Former Miss Arab USA, activist and actor turned author whose most recent book, Post Pardon Me, addresses the dark thoughts that so many mothers have but are too scared to say out loud. She's thrilled to get this book into the hands of mothers who may be struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety. From Suzanne: It's a dark comedy on postpartum depression. I take you on a journey through my early stages of motherhood as you read journal entries from that time as I'm spiraling. The thing is, for half the book, I don't know that it's postpartum depression. I just thought being a mom sucked and that my son ruined my life. I thought being a mom meant that I couldn’t have the rest of my life available to me. I thought I had to buy a minivan, put on that apron, and shut the hell up about topics of the day. Lord, I was so wrong. In motherhood, just like in life, it is what you make it. And I want it, motherhood, to be big and loud and soft and quiet and whatever it is that I need it to be. Depression takes those thoughts away from you. It lies to you and tells you that you can’t have the life you want. When the fog cleared, I saw the life I wanted, and I made it. I’m the boss now. Take a listen to this week’s episode as Jill Devine and Suzanne discuss the struggles of postpartum depression and anxiety. IG: @suzyatimaslam Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/ Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=en Two Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/ Thank you to our sponsor: Elemental Esthetics This episode is brought to you by Elemental Esthetics. When you call or text the following number (314-279-6069) to schedule your appointment, mention my name and you’ll get a special gift with your purchase.
45:02 17/08/2022
115: She's A Connector Helping Her Local Community
Danyel Harrell has always been committed to and enthusiastic about assisting others. She's known as a connector who loves bringing people together. A lover of hosting memorable events for family and friends, opening Essential Venue was a natural progression. "I love the idea of getting your loved ones together over an incredible meal in an intimate environment," Danyel says. As a military child and a lover of exploration, Danyel's worldwide travels have shaped her perspective on togetherness and celebration. Danyel notes, "One thing is true of every culture, and that is the desire to celebrate life's most memorable moments with those we love. I'm excited to help that happen at Essential Venue."A graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Danyel worked passionately in early childhood education, student athletic coaching, and school administration before opening Essential Venue. Whether individuals or other businesses, serving is always top of mind for Danyel. Her past successful ventures, including a home health agency and logistics company, are evidence of her heart for service. In addition, Danyel is a committed and active member of her church. Danyel reflects, "I've been tremendously blessed and seek to bless others as well."As a dedicated and evolving businesswoman, Danyel's most cherished role is wife to husband Thomas and mother to their three young children. Take a listen to this weeks episode with Danyel and Jill Devine.FB: https://www.facebook.com/essentialvenueedwardsvilleIG: https://www.instagram.com/essentialvenue/Two Kids and A Career Website: https://www.jilldevine.com/Two Kids and A Career Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilldevine/?hl=enTwo Kids and A Career Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillDevineMedia/Thank you to our sponsor: Evoke Creative
28:26 03/08/2022