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You guys, I love this podcast so much. It has opened my eyes to so many different people, careers, perspectives and really started making me ask questions about my goals in life. The biggest question I had after this week’s interview was, why haven’t I met Rachna Fruchbom before now? She’s awesome!  Rachna is now a writer on ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat after working on the final two seasons of Parks and Rec. What?! I know. I got excited too.

Rachna Fruchbom

Funny Writer & Mom Rachna Fruchbom

And before that she was a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t working. In this episode we are calling BS on people who say you’re JUST a stay-at-home-mom. Rachna is also a strong feminist and shares what it was like to write for one of the funniest women in comedy today, Amy Poehler. There’s a lot of real talk about how not everyone is made to be a SAHM. Some women thrive on going back into the work force and count the minutes until they can. Some don’t. And that’s ok! So much of what we do as moms is okay…great even! We just need the confidence to stick with our choices.

Speaking of choices, actors listen up: What you do in the audition room has very little impact on what determines if you will get cast. Hear me now, and believe me later…there is so much that’s out of our hands! Rachna shares the process of what happens on her show during casting. And depending on your level of insecurity, it could make you feel better or worse about your career LOL  For me this whole conversation was empowering as a woman, a writer and a mom.  Maybe my focus should be more on writing?  Or mommy blogging? Or maybe I’ll be a full-time podcaster! Either way the next time I see Rachna I’m going to give her a big hug and say thanks for paving the way my sister. Then I’ll do some awkward fist pump and it will make her uncomfortable and we’ll probably never speak again.  But I think she’ll get it.

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