Ep 3 Prioritizing Self


Amber Anderson (co-founder of MORE) connects with fellow mompreneurs Nailah Blades (owner of Wylie & Co.) and Stephanie Conner (owner of Active Voice Communications) to discuss prioritizing yourself amongst competing business and family responsibilities.  The topics include ways to get away, dealing with Mom guilt, entrepreneur guilt and of course more.

Topics Covered

  • What do we all do to take care of ourselves or what are the things we want to do?

  • What are we most likely to sacrifice?

  • Mom guilt: Why do we feel badly when we do things for ourselves?

  • Why it’s important to take care of ourselves

  • Biggest challenges and failures



Nailah Blades is the CEO of Wylie & Co., a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle brands. She works with clients to clarify their brands online and build thriving, inclusive communities, fans, prospects and influencers. Nailah believes that at its core, marketing is about building community and starting conversations. She partners with brands to craft unique experiences for their prospects and customers by helping them connect with their current target market, as well as finding new and alternative markets online. Marketing doesn't exist in a vacuum. Nailah connects the dots.

Nailah began her career in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Her six years working in Sales and Trade Marketing gave her invaluable experience in account management, strategic planning and forecast planning. She earned her master’s in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University and hold a bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Southern California (Fight On!)

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Stephanie Conner has more than 15 years of professional journalism, content marketing and public relations experience. She specializes in strategic content solutions that combine intelligent copywriting, savvy marketing and compelling storytelling.

Stephanie founded Active Voice Communications in 2009 and has a track record of award-winning work that has appeared in AAA Arizona’s Highroads, PHOENIX Magazine, Vim & Vigor and more than 20 other custom and newsstand publications. With a focus on healthcare and technology companies, Active Voice Communications helps clients develop content for print, online and social media distribution.

Stephanie’s work has helped market many prominent brands across the country, including the Cleveland Clinic Hospital System–East Region, Kaiser Permanente–Colorado, Baylor University Medical Center, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Healthways, MicroAge and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

She has worked as an associate faculty member at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, her alma mater. And for three years, she served on the board of the Phoenix chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, where she led community involvement programming and member communications efforts.

She discusses business communication and content marketing — and offers free writing tips — on her blog and via Twitter @TheActiveVoice.

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Show hosts


Amber is the co-founder of MORE and Kayson, a business strategy agency. She is also the proud momma of a special, and very active, little boy.

Produced by Kai-Saun Photography Music : Joakim Karud- By the Croft