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Vanessa Coppes | Women In Leadership | The Breakdown with Bethany

Vanessa Coppes is a boss who excels at leading with heart! She is a champion for women in leadership, the owner and Editor in Chief of BELLA Magazine, which is an international bi-monthly lifestyle publication focused on fashion, beauty, mind and body, celebrity, philanthropy, arts and culture, and travel. Coppes purchased the magazine in 2019 and launched the Spanish language version of the magazine entitled BELLA LATINA in 2021. She talks to us about her journey, faith, family, and how […]

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Aliza Friedlander | Developing Your Own PR Strategy | The Breakdown with Bethany

Community is everything! Since converting to fully remote work in the spring of 2020, I have made more connections in my career than ever before. For the fourth episode of The Breakdown with Bethany, I am talking to my friend, Aliza Friedlander, a writer, PR strategist, mom of two, and viral sensation. Without giving too much away, you may remember Aliza from a hilarious mishap that took the internet by storm several years back. This totally relatable moment landed Aliza on […]

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A Baby is Not the Best Accessory for a Job Interview | Slummy Mummy Episode Two “The Interview”

Our web series “Slummy Mummy” is back with Episode Two. Going back to work for the first time after having a baby is a minefield of potential disasters. Of course, childcare was (and still is!) my hugest challenge. And then there was the gap in my resume.  Employers often ask where one has been for the last few years. (Or in my case, only months.) Oh, just raising a human! No big deal. It’s not like parenting doesn’t translate into […]

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A Married Mom’s Message to Single Moms | Being a Single Mom is Hard

No matter what you think, being a married mom is nothing like being a single mom. I’m married with two kids and a husband who travels most of the time. I’ve heard other married women in my situation say they feel, “just like a single mom.” And while I get feeling like you are doing it all on your own, feeling like you are doing it on your own is not the same as actually doing it on your own. […]

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Maternity Leave Vacation Response.. When Your Co-Workers Call Maternity Leave a Vacation — MomCave weighs in

Maternity Leave=Vacation? Nuh uh. Alice Gomstyn of Mildly Inappropriate Mommy rounded up some zingers to come back with when your co-workers call your maternity leave a “vacation.” If you are in need of a “maternity leave vacation response,”  check out her post on Babble (now Disney) with a quote from MomCave’s Jen. Did any of YOUR co-workers call your maternity leave a “vacation?” Before you became a mom, were you jealous of your procreating co-workers “vacations?” Leave a comment below.

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Working Mom Guilt | Guest Post for ScaryMommy.com

Working Mom Guilt. It’s a pain in the arse. I was psyched to write this post which was featured on the always awesome ScaryMommy.com. Of all the posts I’ve written, it’s the first time I’ve gotten negative comments. So I stopped reading them. I’m going to take it as a compliment that I wrote something that inspired discussion. Working Mom Guilt on ScaryMommy.com “I thought that by being a stay-at-home/work-at-home hybrid, I’d have the best of both worlds. But instead, […]

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