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The Growing Pains Podcast

The Growing Pains Podcast

By Alyson Caffrey

Growing a business and a family? Join host Alyson Caffrey as she interviews mompreneurs who have scaled businesses and juggled life at home. Having it all may seem like a pipedream, but we are making it happen every day. Tune in and fold time in that carpool line!
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Partner Summer Series 05 with Justin and Lauren Golden

The Growing Pains PodcastJul 08, 2023

Partner Summer Series Finale 07 with Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira
Aug 31, 202335:35
Partner Summer Series 06 with Sean and Kay Bowser

Partner Summer Series 06 with Sean and Kay Bowser

Sean and Kay Bowser are the current owners of Nash Taps, LLC; a mobile beverage catering company that uses classic vehicles to create "one-of-a-kind" experiences to its clients and their guests.

Nearing the end of a 20-year military career, the two saw an opportunity to provide an incredibly unique service to their Nashville community and decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge in late 2019; officially launching the company in the Spring of 2020. Despite major setbacks due to the pandemic, Nash Taps has been proud to serve over 500 clients and events in the last years. Primarily geared towards private events, Nash Taps is perfectly suited for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, golf outings, backyard barbeques, and everything in between.

Along with their budding business, Sean and Kay are also parents to four children: Amara (12), Deklan (8), Thatcher (6), and Lion (4). They love soccer, wrestling, baseball, hanging with "Mom and Dad" and pouring as many Strawberry Lemonades as they can from their parents' trucks!




Find them on social media:

IG: @nash.taps
FB: @nashvilletaptruck
TT: @nash.taps

Aug 03, 202344:19
Partner Summer Series 05 with Justin and Lauren Golden

Partner Summer Series 05 with Justin and Lauren Golden

Lauren Golden is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and coach whose mission is to help one million women take their next step of courageous action. From overwhelmed mom with loads of personal debt to multi-million-dollar lifestyle entrepreneur, Lauren’s own transparency and resilience has inspired women worldwide and helped them pursue a totally awesome life, one step at a time.

As founder and CEO of The Free Mama, Lauren has developed programs that have transformed the lives of tens of thousands of women in dozens of countries across 5 continents, and altered the trajectory of how moms balance family and work. She is a dynamic and sought-after speaker who shares her strategies to make big, bold shifts in life and business, making her a popular choice for events, sharing the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, Russell Brunson, and Trent Shelton.

Justin Golden is the mastermind behind That PPC Guy, a boutique Google Advertising firm specializing in whitelabeling. Justin has skyrocketed from managing a staggering $2MM in annual ad spend as a Digital Marketing Director to becoming a renowned paid media specialist at a top-notch marketing agency in Houston, TX. An entrepreneur at heart, Justin launched That PPC Guy to challenge the status quo of pay-per-click advertising. Now a certified Google Partner, he serves a diverse and interesting range of clients, commanding over $5MM in annual ad spend. Justin is a husband and father and can be found vlogging about his RV travels around America.


Find Lauren on socials here:

Find Justin here:

Jul 08, 202349:41
Partner Summer Series 04 with Chris and Melissa Smith
Jun 28, 202344:16
Partner Summer Series 03 with Cody and Christy Burch
Jun 21, 202345:10
Partner Summer Series 02 with Finley and Brooke Robinson
Jun 08, 202340:48
Partner Summer Series 01 with Paul and Miranda Fair

Partner Summer Series 01 with Paul and Miranda Fair

Paul and Miranda Fair are co-founders of StoriePress, a writing agency dedicated to helping authors share their expertise with their audiences. They specialize in finding the intersection of creative storytelling and analytical frameworks to communicate author ideas to audiences clearly, and in a digestible – and often entertaining – format. Paul is a ghostwriter, co-author, and editor who has worked on over 40 titles with Big Five publishing houses and independent presses such as Scribe Media and ForbesBooks. Titles range from Better Great Than Never by Olympic-gold medalist Lindsay Dare Shoop to the Wall Street Journal bestseller Buy Back Your Time by serial entrepreneur and SaaS Academy founder Dan Martell. Miranda is an MBA with expertise in consulting and innovation. Working primarily in prescriptive non-fiction, they’ve worked with economists and financial experts, co-founders, serial entrepreneurs, billionaires, doctors, and even a White House staffer and a spy. They also co-host the How To Fairytale podcast, where, through analysis of classical fairy tales and interviews with ordinary people living extraordinary lives, they break down the “magic” of happily ever after into practical steps you can take to go after your own dreams. Fun fact: Paul and Miranda used to be performers in shows and parades at Walt Disney World. That's where they met, honed their storytelling skills, and learned to captivate audiences.


Find them on all socials at @howtofairytale & @paulrandallfair

Check out their website:

May 31, 202346:56
Parents in Business Summer Series Announcement

Parents in Business Summer Series Announcement

Growing a business with your spouse? Tune in all summer long for interviews with parents who are growing businesses and growing families. We will bring you episodes from memorial day to labor day with parents who are going through all the things-- managing teams, bustling households and so much more. Hope you enjoy!

May 26, 202312:24
029 with Tracey Matney
May 10, 202334:27
028 with Sarah Marie Bilger

028 with Sarah Marie Bilger

Sarah Marie Bilger is a mom of 2, a wife, a mechanical engineer, and owner of Entering Motherhood. After navigating an unplanned cesarean with her first she became certified as a postpartum nutritional coach and a certified VBAC doula. She later went on to have a successful unmedicated VBAC herself and now specializes in cesarean recovery and VBAC preparation, focusing on aspects of mindful healing, holistic nutrition, and generational impact reflection. She loves encouraging mamas to heal and feel empowered as they become the mothers they wish to be while still maintaining their own individual identity along the way.

May 02, 202335:40
027 with Lane Clark

027 with Lane Clark

Lane Clark is a social worker turned CEO's best friend and right-hand-woman to leaders and their teams.

Lane uses her professional training as an MSW, 8 years of experience supporting business owners, and her intuitive powers to increase the bandwidth of her clients. She creates a dedicated time (and space) for all of them to relax their shoulders and unburden their minds. Lane provides high-level support so CEOs and high-performing professionals are free to spend their time serving and leading.

When not at her desk, find Lane traveling, out in the woods with her two unschooled children, or reading with a cup of hot Earl Grey.

Apr 25, 202344:11
026 with James Schramko

026 with James Schramko

James Schramko is an online business mentor from Noosa Australia. He currently owns and runs two online business coaching communities. In his 14 years as a business coach, he has helped over 3,551+ of his students create and maintain six, seven and eight-figure businesses.

Before he built his coaching businesses, James was a General Manager at Mercedes-Benz. He made a six-figure income but was stressed by the demands of his job, wanting the time and financial freedom he could see their top-level clients enjoying. Putting in many hours on the internet after work, he eventually made enough to quit Mercedes-Benz and go into online business full-time.

Since then, James has grown his coaching communities into multi-million dollar businesses that fund a lifestyle he loves. Running his businesses with an input of just 15 hours a week, he finds ample time to surf, spend time with family and friends, watch movies and travel. The keys to such idyllic living are what he shares inside his two paid communities at

James' runs a paid community of entrepreneurs, 78.5 percent of who make more than $100k per year. With the community resources and with personal coaching from James, members gain proven, leveraged ways of running their businesses that increase their earnings and free up their time, vastly improving their ability to enjoy life.

In his results driven coaching group, already successful online marketers grow faster. They have that potential for further growth that James identifies and they build on that. Members of this select group report multi-million dollar gains within short periods of working with James.

Apr 19, 202351:30
025 with Lauren Loreto

025 with Lauren Loreto

Lauren is a marketing agency owner, real estate investor, podcast host, a wife and a mom. She was a business owner prior to starting her family, and attributes much of the "success at home" and associated strive-for-balance to rigorous business building over the years. With over 10 years of industry experience, she helps brands increase their revenue and share of voice through innovative and sustainable strategies. At her core, Lauren is a problem solver and loves to help people build the lives and businesses they truly want.

Apr 12, 202341:59
024 with Jodi Anderson

024 with Jodi Anderson

Jodi Anderson is on a mission to move women forward faster – to accelerate their business impact, purpose, and profits in a way that feels in alignment with who they are and the communities they support.

Jodi is a lead generation expert and business coach with more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing.

She’s scaled startups and Fortune 50 companies alike, managing $5M marketing budgets, building global teams, and has now leveraged those secrets with a few adjustments to help coaching businesses grow and accelerate their lead generation.

Six years ago, after having her son Jaxon, she decided to leave her corporate career and has since founded two companies – the Badass Marketing Moms Agency, and Yes You Can Coaching and Events.

During that time she also added another little human to the mix, Chase, enjoying a 5-month maternity leave as a business owner.

With a passion to be a champion for women, she has focused both of her companies on supporting female entrepreneurs with high-performance marketing strategies and management services.

Jodi currently lives in Southern California with her two young boys, building forts and going on nature walks in search of the perfect sticks.

Apr 07, 202338:46
023 with Tiffany Jones

023 with Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones is the CoFounder and CEO of The Kenza Collective where they empower parent entrepreneurs who are searching for a better way to integrate their career goals with parenthood.

Through their podcast, The Kenza Pod, one-on-one mentoring, and an online community of like-minded parents, Tiffany and Beth are passionate about providing their community with the resources, education, and support that will help them create a life and a living on their own terms. 

Tiffany is also a Contract Co-CEO of a multi 7-figure software company where she leads a global team of remote employees and contractors. 

She has more than 15 years of experience in project management, strategic business development, proposal writing, marketing, and managing clients and teams. Tiffany has a deep understanding of what it takes to build a business while also staying true to her desire to be a calm, present Mom, wife, and human. She is passionate about helping other parent-entrepreneurs navigate the tricky waters of working for themselves while raising a family. 

You can follow along on Instagram @kenzacollective and connect directly with Tiffany on Kenza’s free Slack channel by going to 

Tiffany was born and raised in Northern California, and currently lives in Oceanside, CA with her husband, three-year-old, dog, and two cats.

Mar 29, 202343:44
022 with Megan Moran
Mar 15, 202340:20
021 with Janet Omstead
Mar 08, 202349:41
020 with Crystal Haitsma
Mar 01, 202343:32
019 with Megan Sumrell

019 with Megan Sumrell

Megan Sumrell is a former corporate techie turned entrepreneur.
As a business owner, mom, and wife, she knows exactly how hard it is to juggle #allthethings while still maintaining your own sense of self and purpose. When her daughter was born in 2010, life as she knew it completely changed. After struggling to manage work, motherhood, and family, Megan set about a new way to manage her time and organize her calendar. She took her 20+ year career in systems and processes and applied it to one of her favorite things... time management!
As a Time Management Expert for women seeking Work+Life Harmony, Megan teaches specific strategies to help women get on top of their time, calendar and goals while getting rid of stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion.
Her proprietary planning approach is the only 'feminine' planning system that works from the 'bottom up'. Her courses and planner teach exactly how to plan your weeks and days to maximize productivity efficiently, while still allowing for flexibility and down time.
Feb 22, 202348:53
018 with Meredith Ebenhoeh

018 with Meredith Ebenhoeh

Meredith Ebenhoeh is a CPA and Founder & COO of Accountfully. Meredith's influence at Accountfully is felt through excellent client service and a happy workforce. Internally, she oversees the heart of the company - its people. Externally, she advises clients of all sizes and industries on high-level strategy; helping them increase efficiency and implement best practices that support growth and improve performance. Meredith is also a dedicated mother to three young children - 5 year old twins and a 10 month old baby.

Learn more about Meredith and the solutions she provides at:

Feb 15, 202341:56
017 with Melissa Litchfield

017 with Melissa Litchfield

Melissa is a 35-year-old, southern California native, currently living in Mobile, Alabama. For the past 7 years, she’s been helping online entrepreneurs and small businesses market themselves online with paid and organic traffic.

She owns Litchfield Media Co, a digital marketing company that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs skyrocket their impact and revenue with paid traffic. Melissa also manages two rental properties and a new custom clothing apparel brand for babies and toddlers. She lives with her husband, who serves in the US Coast Guard, and her five-year-old daughter, Madeline.

Likes to have dance parties with her daughter in the living room.
Likes to think she’s a professional chef. She loves a good home-cooked meal.
Believes in decompressing and relaxing away from home. #vacay
Could spend hours on Instagram, even if it wasn't for business.
Always in workout clothes but if there's an excuse to go out she will dress up!
Can't start her morning without coffee and the Today Show.
Loves a good podcast for growth and development.
Could spend hours roaming the aisles at Target by herself.
A huge supporter of your goals, even if you’ve only just met on the internet. Focused on building a business that supports the lifestyle she wants.

Find more on Melissa and her team:

Feb 08, 202328:13
016 with Olivia Radcliffe
Feb 01, 202329:13
015 with Nicole Hall

015 with Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall is a registered nurse, birth coach, keynote speaker, and mother of three. She helps raise awareness of the rare and deadly birth complication of an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE).

She had three kids before thirty years old and has been with her husband for 16 years and married for 8 years. They have two beautiful girls and one handsome boy. All H names! Harper, Hadley, and Haxton.

She loves working with women to improve their birthing experience as well as working with hospitals to reduce their mother mortality rate. You can find her at Before You Push.

Jan 25, 202343:43
014 with Aleasha Bahr
Jan 18, 202339:33
014 with Renée Warren

014 with Renée Warren

Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, and founder of We Wild Women, a platform that helps entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses.

She’s also the host of the celebrated podcast, Into the Wild, a program that features curated interviews with women entrepreneurs and provides actionable advice to women who are launching or growing their own dream businesses.

Renée firmly believes that the best advice comes from someone who has successfully done it before. Her approach to coaching comes from over 23 years of experience as an entrepreneur, in running marketing and PR agencies and in being an unapologetic risk-taker.

When she's not coaching or podcasting, you can find Renée spending time with her family. In addition, she loves CrossFit, travel, and refining her drumming skills.

Jan 11, 202341:01
011 with MicKallyn Elis
Jan 04, 202330:56
012 with Kylie Kelly
Dec 28, 202232:51
010 with Christina Nicholson

010 with Christina Nicholson

Christina Nicholson is a mother of three, TV host, and business owner who lives in Wellington, Florida.

Christina started her PR agency, Media Maven, after working as a TV anchor and reporter for more than 10 years. Since then, she has created an online course and group program for solopreneurs and small business owners who want to earn coverage in the media, but don’t have a budget to hire an agency.

Christina is also the host of the Become A Media Maven podcast and the founder of Podcast Clout, a podcast database that makes it easier for PR professionals to build podcast pitch lists.

You can still see her in front of the camera as a host on Lifetime TV, in national commercials, on the TEDx stage, and read her work online in Huff Post, Thrive Global, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Boss Babe. She was selected as an Oprah Magazine Insider and Ambassador out of thousands of applicants. In Boca Raton, Christina gave a TEDx talk titled, “Fake News: It’s Your Fault” that has tens of thousands of views on YouTube.

Christina has a local lifestyle and family blog, Christina All Day.

As an avid reader and book lover, she is also a steward of her very own Little Free Library.

Check out all Christina's goodies here: 

Pitch Publicity Profit at

16 Places to pitch to be a contributor at

Dec 14, 202234:43
009 with Laura Schoenfeld

009 with Laura Schoenfeld

​Laura Schoenfeld (SHOW-IN-FELD) is a Registered Dietitian, coach, and women’s health expert trained in Functional Medical nutrition therapy, and a business mentor for integrative and functional dietitians and nutritionists. Her mission is to educate women on how to nourish their bodies, develop true strength, and ultimately pursue their purpose. She is especially passionate about helping women optimize their hormone and gut health while allowing for flexibility and enjoyment in their diet and lifestyle choices.

Laura guides her clients in identifying and implementing diet and lifestyle changes that allow them to live a healthy, fit, symptom-free life without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. She draws from a variety of sources to form her philosophy on nutrition, including ancestral diets, principles of biochemistry, current research, and clinical experience. Recognizing that health goes way beyond diet and exercise, she teaches her clients how to focus on and implement life-changing mental and spiritual health habits as well. Her greatest mission is to help women realize they are more than a body, so they can move past health obsession, and focus on pursuing the purpose they were created for.

Laura is a former teaching assistant and mentor for the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT training program for functional medicine practitioners and health coaches. She has contributed to Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, MindBodyGreen, and Experience Life Magazine, and has been featured on a variety of podcasts including The Listen To Your Body Podcast (Formerly Harder To Kill Radio), Fertility Friday, Ben Greenfield Fitness, The Paleo Solution Podcast, and the Food Heaven Podcast. She has helped hundreds of health consulting clients reach their wellness goals, and dozens of integrative and functional dietitians and nutritionists reach their first $10-20k revenue months and beyond.

When she’s not educating and serving her coaching clients and community, Laura loves traveling with her husband, Sundays with her church family, hikes with her dog, beach trips, live music, and heavy-weight training.

Download Laura's free financial goal planning guide here:

Dec 07, 202241:45
008 with Karen Hite
Nov 30, 202238:23
007 with Melissa Smith
Nov 16, 202245:31
006 with Carly Gilleland
Nov 09, 202237:38
005 with Candice D'Angelo
Nov 02, 202247:49
004 with Venessa Kaufman

004 with Venessa Kaufman

From wealth management broker to a successful fashion and lifestyle blogger, Venessa Kaufman saw the need for pursuing fashion with a heart. With a role in motherhood grounding her and giving insight into the struggles that women face trying to find their individuality in both their family and a career, Venessa has become an authentic voice and the visionary that created The F Word, a social media platform that gives creators the opportunity to grow as individual businesses, and gives users empowered content consumption.

Where to find me:


What Venessa is working on :)


Oct 26, 202247:09
003: with Amanda Tice

003: with Amanda Tice

Amanda Tice is a successful international curve model and the author of The New Mom Code: Shatter Expectations and Crush It at Motherhood (a #1 New Release in 4 different categories on Amazon). She is passionate about helping new mothers reach their full potential and feel less alone in their journey through motherhood. She uses her strong social media following (of over 40k) to shed light on the hidden truths surrounding postpartum life and body image.
Amanda has been featured on MSNBC as “the model who wants to reinvent the industry to empower mothers” and on multiple podcasts discussing the importance of changing the narrative on postpartum “bounce-back culture.” She has appeared in Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Vogue Italia, and Access Hollywood in addition to working with the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and Heidi Klum.
She is currently represented by major modeling agencies worldwide and has built a strong client base over the past thirteen years. Amanda received an honors bachelor’s degree in comparative human development from the University of Chicago. She lives in Austin with her husband and their son.

Amanda’s book: ‘The New Mom Code’
Amanda’s Instagram
Oct 19, 202243:08
002: with Christy Burch

002: with Christy Burch

Christy Burch is an event producer who specializes in high-ticket, enrollment, and luxury mastermind events for her entrepreneur clientele. She started her company, Your Branded Event, in 2016 driven by her passion for creating unique brand experiences for her clients. However, Christy is most passionate about her role as mom to her three teenage sons and would trade a flight to Paris for a front-row seat at her son's football game any day of the week.

Oct 12, 202242:26
001: with Molly Fitzpatrick Martin

001: with Molly Fitzpatrick Martin

Born and raised in coastal Mississippi, Molly Martin discovered her love of food when she was gifted a cookbook on her 13th birthday, and promptly prepared a four-course meal for her family. Martin moved to Tennessee to attend college at Sewanee and began working in hospitality at the university coffee shop. She then migrated to Nashville after graduation to pursue music, and her creative energy and love of people drew her back into hospitality. She worked front of house for four years before moving back of house, and she’s been in the kitchen ever since.

As a culinarian in Nashville, Martin has worked with some of the most well-regarded chefs in the industry – Tandy Wilson, Vivek Surti, Lisa Donovan, and Laura Wilson. Martin also spent one month in London staging and learning from famed chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. Her experience further includes operations management with Nashville-based restaurant group Strategic Hospitality, as well as launching the opening culinary programs at Salt + Vine and Bar Luca.

Martin started Juniper Green in 2017 after she realized how much she enjoyed being a part of the big moments in people’s lives. As Nashville’s dining scene and palate grew more diverse, she believed her style of cooking and presentation would add something unique and contemporary to the landscape. Juniper Green draws inspiration from local ingredients and global flavors to create dynamic, high-quality food to accompany all of life’s important moments, whether it’s a wedding, a birthday celebration, or a regular Tuesday night around the dinner table with family.


Oct 05, 202201:07:01
Growing Pains with Alyson Caffrey Show Intro

Growing Pains with Alyson Caffrey Show Intro

Hi and welcome to Growing Pains! I’m your host, Alyson Caffrey. I’m the founder of Master Maternity Leave and Operations Agency. I’m an operator by trade, strategic coach, and fractional COO to several multi-seven and eight-figure businesses. Ultimately, I help business owners create a business that is independent of them so that they can have a work-life balance all while achieving their professional goals. On our show, we’re going to explore the balance between running a growing business alongside a growing household. I sit down with mompreneurs keeping all the balls in the air and still have time to keep the plants watered. We’ll discuss entering into mompreneur territory, taking maternity leave, running high-functioning teams, answering emails in the carpool line and so much more. I’m thrilled you’re here with me. See you soon!

Grab our free Maternity Leave Planning Guide at

Sep 26, 202201:02