When Motherhood & Career Collide with Guest Ashley Reckdenwald

December 2, 2022 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 98 / Guest: Ashley Reckdenwald

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Show Summary:

Ashley says the collision of motherhood and career was “like an explosion.” We think most of our listeners can relate that sentiment. Her company, Working Mom Notes, was born out of the need for help – resources, advice, and support.

In our conversation we cover the minefields and the benefits of talking about parenting on the internet. We also talk a little about podcasting duos, something we’re all familiar with, and then we dive into the challenges working moms face right now.

Topics From This Episode:

  • The politics of motherhood
  • Paid leave
  • Childcare
  • Flexible schedules
  • Reproductive rights
  • Women helping women to overcome challenges
  • Prowess Project (check out our episode with Ashley Connell, Founder & CEO of Prowess Project)
  • Quiet Quitting vs. Healthy Boundaries
  • Leadership skills

Look, Listen, Learn




More About Ashley:

Ashley is a mom and… co-host of the Motherhood & Career Collide Podcast, Founder of Working Mom Notes, and a physician associate.

Ashley uses Instagram to shed light on the day-to-day struggles and triumphs of working mothers, such as salary gaps, work travel, maternity leave rights, and how to set boundaries both professionally and personally.  

Ashley has a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Biology. She worked in Manhattan for a physical therapy company as an Athletic Trainer performing sports medicine rehabilitation. She then went on to graduate school and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a Physician Associate with a specialty in orthopedics and sports medicine. 

Ashley lives in New Jersey, is married and now a mother to three girls and currently spends her days focused on Working Mom Notes and advocating for working women nationwide.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript available upon request