Mastering Work-Life Harmony with Drew Hickey

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The Billable Mom Podcast with Cari Rincker, Episode 13

Welcome to The Billable Mom Podcast with attorney and mother Cari Rincker. In each episode, Cari will speak with other Billable Moms about working motherhood and the struggles to juggle it all. Our time is precious, both at work and at home. Cari and her guests will explore time management tips and productivity hacks. This is a community of Billable Moms, trying to calm the chaos six minutes at a time.

In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari speaks with Drew Hickey, a practicing attorney in Decatur, Illinois, with a focus on family law, estate planning, adoption law, probate, and guardianships. Drew shares insights into her journey navigating motherhood while maintaining a demanding legal career.

Tune in to the episode to learn from Cari and Drew Hickey. Here are this episode’s key takeaways:

  • Balancing Motherhood and Legal Practice: Drew discusses the challenges she faced returning to work after maternity leave, including managing breastfeeding and work commitments. She also talks about how she adapted her workload to better fit her new role as a mother.
  • Time Management Strategies: Drew shares her approach to managing her workweek, including a system called “Monday Map, Friday Wrap” to plan and prepare for the upcoming week, helping reduce stress and increase productivity.
  • Workplace Adaptations for Parenting: Insights into the adjustments Drew made at her workplace to accommodate her needs as a new mother, including setting boundaries and scheduling specific times for pumping breast milk.
  • Health and Wellness: Drew emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal health and wellness, sharing how she incorporates physical activity into her routine and the adjustments she’s made to her diet after having children.
  • Navigating Childcare: A discussion on the complexities of arranging childcare, including transitioning from in-home care to daycare and the emotional and logistical challenges involved.

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About “The Billable Mom Podcast”:

Welcome to The Billable Mom Podcast, led by attorney Carrie Rincker, where we discuss working motherhood, especially geared to professional mothers who are trying to juggle their time. Our time is precious, both at work and at home. We talk about time management, productivity hacks, and the struggles of being a working parent. We’re providing a community where other billable moms are also trying to calm the chaos six minutes at a time. Listen to stories of other working moms, but especially lawyer moms. Navigate the waters balancing career and the ever-present demands of motherhood.

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