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Moms and CEOs

Generally, moms in the household run the show.

The other day during one of my training sessions with my training group, we were discussing how it's the moms who run the household.

(We're all women in the group.)

There were certain theories about that.

No one could point to the real reason why.

Or, we just all couldn't agree on the best answer.

My theory is based on the different brains that men and women have.

(Or if one person's brain is more female than male.)

It's all about the neurology of the person.

It's well known that women's brains use more synapses that cross the hemispheres.

When men use their brains, there are fewer synapses crossing the hemispheres, and more synapses in just one side.

Which leads me to my theory about women doing more jobs.

We have what is called 'diffuse awareness'. 

Men are single-focused.

Jobs and activities at home on the domestic front are often chaotic, and there's a plethora of things to do and to get done.

Kids are running around everywhere.

Laundry needs to get done.

The cat needs to be fed.

Dinner needs to be prepared (what the hell do I cook for dinner tonight).

And the list goes on and on.

Women are generally better are assessing and tackling these jobs at the same time.

Men need to do one thing at a time.

Of course, I'm generalising, but ask any woman and most of the time, she'll explain that she's the one who manages the household.

I don't even bother telling my husband what's happening until the morning of.

And when the kids are on a school break, I tell him, 

"Oh, by the way honey, it's half-term."

He looks at me with big open eyes like it's fresh news to him and he had no idea, let alone was it even on his radar of need-to-know-knowledge,

"Oh? Is it? Ok. What are you doing with them?"

(sigh)

Anyway, are moms the CEOs?

Well, however it is in your household, here's something you can listen to when you're next taking out the trash or doing the dishes.

It's my newest podcast episode.

My guest and I talk about how mothers are leaders, just like the CEOs of the world.

It's a great episode, very illuminating!

Listen on iTunes or on my "You're Doing Great Mom" website.

Be sure to subscribe and write a review! I'd be very grateful!

Thanks!

— Dr MaryAnne

 

I have a new baby

No, not that kind of baby.

It's a new project.

Something that's been brewing in my mind for a while.

(Not in my womb.)

My trainer probably sensed it, which is why he invited me to co-host his podcast which is more about fitness and many topics related to fitness and health. 

But it's mainly HIS podcast.

This baby is mine.

It's all about women and motherhood, pregnancy, birth, and everything related to it. 

My inspiration was from all the women in my life, friends, patients, teachers, mentors, and family who have shared their experience with me about motherhood, as well as their choice not to be a mother. 

There are all walks of life with motherhood, and with everything out there for information, I thought this would be a great platform to inform women, help them and support them through their journey.

So, check it out, subscribe, and let me know what you think!

www.youredoinggreatmum.com

— Dr MaryAnne

I don't think you're ready for this jelly

Oh yeah.

It's happening today.

My trainer and I have been talking about this for months.

See, each week, at nearly every training session, we have these in-depth conversations about everything.

Well, nearly everything.

We don't talk about astronomy and how many moons Jupiter has.

Well, at least not yet.

(That's my 8-year-old son's job to discuss that.)

The discussions with my trainer range from totally silly to downright controversial.

In fact, most of them are controversial.

Debates ensue.

And with his passion and stubbornness combined with mine, sometimes it gets loud.

So the rest of the girls in our group just stop and listen. Because we don't let much more get another word in.

That's why we decided to start podcasting.

We'll talk about nearly everything. 

(Except about Jupiter's 67 moons and how big the Universe is, and all that jazz.)

It's called "Confessions of a Personal Trainer".

This is going to be fun, because at the end of the day, why not do anything if there isn't even a little fun in it?

Some topics will probabaly piss me off, and I know some will piss him off too. We'll get at each others' throats, and maybe one of us will storm out because it's just too much!

As Beyoncé chants, "I don't think you're ready for this jelly." 

That could very well apply in these territories of podcast debates!

So stay tuned for our first episode!

We're recording today!

Don't forget to get adjusted in the meantime!

See you soon.

— Dr MaryAnne