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The WERKin' Mommas Podcast

Mommy Moment: I’m Cleaning Up So I Can Cook

  • S2E32
  • 40:23
  • March 6th 2021

Let’s throw perfection to the wayside and talk about this mom struggle.

When you need to cook but you gotta clean the kitchen first then you ask the kids to clean and they do it halfway so you end up doing it anyway. By then you’ve loaded the dishwasher, cleaned out the refrigerator, wiped everything down, swept and mopped the floor and you’re exhausted - and not 1 pot is on the stove. This is just 1 of the many WTF moments we deal with as moms.

I’m making dishwater and wiping the counters down but had to stop and have a living room conversation with my fellow moms.

There’s so much to do. Even figuring out what to do before you make ONE move is exhausting. It doesn’t have to be. For all the craziness of our daily lives, pencil in things on your calendar that you love - mine is cleaning. That is not a typo - 1 of my favorite things to do is clean. Turning on music, putting in my rubber gloves, and setting my Apple Watch to Mixed Cardio is a great time in my book. I know I won’t be interrupted because nobody in my house is volunteering to help me clean the kitchen (or any other room 🤦🏽‍♀️) so I also consider it “me time.” It takes A LOT to be a responsible for other little humans and as much as I love being a mom, we need to have more cathartic conversations like this and share experiences and learnings that can help other moms.

We may not know each other but Moms all have a common understanding and empathy for each other that we can laugh and cry about. What’s your #momlife like? Tune in to this episode of The WERKin’ Mommas podcast!

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Hey y'all. Welcome to another episode of The WERKin' Mommas podcast. I'm Nikki Winston and so excited and glad to have you tuning in and rockin' with me today.

I'm here to talk about a PLETHORA of things - I am a Certified Public Accountant, a CPA exam instructor & coach, a writer, podcaster and owner of The Winston CPA Group. I also like to give career advice and share my experiences as a black woman/disruptive millennial working in corporate America while running my own businesses.

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Before anything else that you read below about my career and accolades, I'm a Momma. I wrote this blog post on why I started this podcast for moms everywhere.

Nikki is a CPA and technical writer who teaches accounting students, professionals, and CPA candidates how to master accounting principles that are essential to success in the industry. From almost two decades of hands-on experience leading accounting departments for billion dollar brands, PE-backed companies, and startups, Nikki knows that accounting tells the real story of a business. 

Nikki has landed coverage in print and digital platforms including Bloomberg Accounting & Tax, Reader’s Digest, and the Journal of Accountancy. Her CPA Exam Coaching Program had a 100% pass rate in the first quarter that it launched. She’s recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor and serves on the AICPA’s Academic Executive Committee.

In addition to her expertise in accounting & writing, Nikki is the host of The WERKin’ Mommas podcast. 

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