Episode 15: The (Working) Girl Next Door with Kelsey Wharton, Part 1


Being a full-time working mom is quite the juggling act. In this episode, Lesley talks with Kelsey Wharton, co-host of The Girl Next Door podcast. You’ll hear about Kelsey’s transition back to work after her first baby (it was harder than she thought it would be), simple ways she simplifies her evenings, and how all moms need to support each other in the quest to make workplaces more breastfeeding/pumping friendly. Plus, hear about Kelsey’s beauty capsule routine and how a sleep coach saved her sanity. (Also: spoiler alert! This is a two-part episode with Kelsey. Check out the second half of our conversation here.)


Kelsey Wharton produces and co-hosts The Girl Next Door Podcast and Matrimoney

Connect with her:

Instagram / @kelswharton


Kelsey has written a lot about being a full time working mom including tips for pumping at work. And here's a link to her recipe for freezer breakfast burritos.

If you’re curious, she writes articles like this one about university research.


Paula's Choice brand and favorite products: toner, exfoliator, Resist moisturizer with SPF 50 and the miracle Shine Stopper

Kelsey’s favorite makeup picks: Urban Decay eye primer, Modern Minerals eye shadow in Lola and for nails Orly Bonder basecoat + Seche Vite top coat.

Lesley’s favorite makeup picks: Beautycounter dew tinted moisturizer and Fresh Sugar Rose lipstick

Kelsey’s sleep coach: Golden Slumbers Sleep and Lesley’s sleep coach: Baby Sleep Site


The Five Stages of Returning to Work

I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam

Womenomics by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay

Sarah Bagley's interview with Shauna Niequist