Episode 40: Habits & Hacks: Inspiring Life Lessons From Our Mothers

Habits & Hacks: Inspiring Life Lessons From Our Mothers

Have you ever felt torn between doing your best at work and giving your best at home? As a working mother, do you carry a constant sense of guilt or overwhelm? About 72 percent of American women with children are in the workforce(full-time & part-time). Is this trend good or bad? Are kids with working moms different from kids whose moms do not work?

In this episode, we will share research with you that proves that you don’t need to fix anything and that it’s time to celebrate who you are, just as you are.


[00:40] Benefits of working moms
[03:16] Nikki’s mother – a woman focused on contribution
[11:37] Monica’s mother – a woman with enduring grace
[17:13] 10 takeaways for working moms
[24:36] Homework for the week


“So much of who you become is a result of modeling after the greatest inspiration in your own life, and for me, that was my mom.”– Nikki Barua

“I get my optimism from the mindset that everything works out. I’m a product of my mom and her optimism and her grace.” – Monica Marquez

“One of the most important life lessons I got from my mother was never giving up, no matter how hard it gets, no matter what it entails.” – Nikki Barua

“For every working mom out there, it’s important to remember that, it’s not so much in the hours that you give, but in who you are and how you show up.” – Nikki Barua

“My mother taught me to always live in a state of gratitude.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki and Monica:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker.

Monica Marquez is an ex-Googler, diversity expert and senior corporate leader.

Contact Nikki and Monica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iambeyondbarriers/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/beyondbarriersco/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iambeyondbarriers/