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Episode 139: How to Minimize Holiday Stress as a Mom & Entrepreneur – with Dana & NJ

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How to Minimize Holiday Stress as a Mom & Entrepreneur. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about the holidays, giving yourself realistic expectations for the busy time of the year and giving back to yourself and others. This episode is sponsored by Quiet Mind Collective.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The stressful parts of the holidays.
  • Family at the holidays.
  • Prepping for the holidays.
  • Setting realistic expectations as a small business owner.
  • Working during the holidays.
  • Giving yourself the gift of reflection.
  • Planning financially for taking time off for the holidays.
  • Dana’s favorite craft for the holidays.
  • Give yourself grace to not have the Instagram-worthy holidays.
  • Giving gifts to clients.

Show Sponsor: Quiet Mind Collective


Quiet Mind Collective is a membership program where you can learn anxiety and stress management techniques in a safe, online space. Stress, burnout, anxiety, panic… most entrepreneurs experience it, but when the feelings continue for days or weeks, there are unexpected consequences.

The Quiet Mind Collective is like a gym membership for your emotions. Whether you’ve conquered anxiety for the time being, whether you want to use this as a supplement to your own professional counseling, or whether you merely want more information about anxiety and stress, the membership is right for you.

Try the Quiet Mind Collective for $1 for your first month using code onedollarbossmom.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I realized that those things that we pull out year after year are those things that will make my kids feel at home when they grow up. – NJ
  • What is your end goal for the holidays? What is it that matters to you and do what will matter after the holidays. – NJ
  • Simplify your holidays. – Dana
  • Look ahead and make time in your calendar to set apart for holiday preparations. – Dana
  • When your expectations for the holiday do not meet your reality, you will be stressed and disappointed. Don’t set unrealistic expectations. – NJ
  • The holidays are also about rejuvenation and reflection. We can prep for the new year. – Dana
  • Give yourself permission to say no. – NJ
  • Give gifts that the person actually wants, not what you want them to like. – NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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