KWu is a Ruby developer at Heroku and new mom to a delightfully chubby baby boy.
She previously worked at New Relic on the newrelic_rpm gem and at Google in various technical support and product operations roles. A proud New Jersey native, she nevertheless fits in well in Portlandia, with hobbies like knitting, sewing, and making pickles from local produce.
September 16th, 2020 | 35 mins 42 secs
anna mackenzie, parenting, tech, the parenting playbook
Anna Mackenzie joins the podcast to talk about The Parenting Playbook, a book she co-authored that helps startups navigate how to create quality policies that support parents.
September 2nd, 2020 | 32 mins 12 secs
quarantine, self care, taking breaks
This week, Allison, KWu and Chris discuss the importance of taking breaks, how they take breaks, and why sometimes choosing the adult decision isn't always necessary.
August 5th, 2020 | 32 mins 15 secs
accountability, agile home, agile household, mom life, yvonne marcus
Yvonne Marcus joins the panelist to discuss Agile Household. Yvonne created Agile Homes, a four-week course that looks to get your family together by making everyone feel like a valued member of the team, and instilling autonomy and having fun!
July 22nd, 2020 | 34 mins 24 secs
arit, new panelist, parenting podcast
New panelist Arit Amana joins the group! The group discusses quarantine, childcare duty, WFH, and all the madness in-between.
June 24th, 2020 | 40 mins 11 secs
anti-racism, black lives matter, how to be anti-racist, how to talk to your kids about racism
KWu and Allison sit down to talk about the current worldwide movement: Black Lives Matter. Breaking down BLM movement with young kids, how we can best talk to our kids about being anti-racist, and an alley for POC.
May 13th, 2020 | 52 mins 6 secs
at home chef, meal delivery, meal planning, recipe swap
Allison, Mandy and KWu trade kitchen hacks, recipe tips, favorite meal delivery service, and the incomparable responsibility of feeding and nourishing our kids! Tune in for tips, tricks and total mom realities.
March 25th, 2020 | 46 mins 33 secs
covid-19, covid19, family, full time remote work, the new normal
Everyone's talking about it, covid-19 is all the rage. In today's episode KWu, Chris and Allison share their quarantine updates, remote work highlights, and dish on the extreme scenes seen in most grocery stores right now.
January 22nd, 2020 | 51 mins 27 secs
mothering, parenting, uplift parents, women mentorship, working mom
In this episode we feature Kari Clark, founder of Uplift Parents, a coaching service and women mentorship for working moms. Kari shares all that she's learned from the most successful working moms and offers great tips to amplify your life.
January 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 23 secs
growing families, irregular schedules, traveling with kids
In this episode we welcome two new panelist to Parent Driven Development, Chris Arcand and Adarsh Pandit! We learn a little bit about our new panelist and then dive into topics about irregular work schedules, the kids, traveling with the kids, and our teams growing families.
December 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 12 secs
international adoption agencies, parenting school, process for international adoption, things to consider when adopting a child
November 20th, 2019 | 43 mins 40 secs
family vacations, road trips, summer break, summer vacation
Josh, KWu, JC and Chris reflect back on summer vacations when they were growing up, as well as the differences and similarities they're faced vacationing now as the parent. Plus, road trips are always nostalgic to reminisce on!
October 30th, 2019 | 56 mins 10 secs
activities, back to school, extracurricular
Special guest, Barrett Clark, joins Josh, Kwu, Allison, JC and Chris to discuss back to school and extracurricular activities for kids: how to help your kids find their passion, the expectations of school activities, the financial side, and what it means for the parents. Tune in for a deeper dive!
October 13th, 2019 | 50 mins 45 secs
parent coordination, patience, raising a family, work flexibility
Adarsh Pandit discusses what it’s like to raise a family, while living away from his parents and other family members. We dive into the importance of building a community with fellow families and how we can all help each other out.
September 11th, 2019 | 42 mins 58 secs
back to school, engineering, management
Dana Jones talks about going back to school with four older children and teaching herself to code when they were little. We also talk about some of the similarities of management and parenting.
June 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 55 secs
communication, remote work
Itamar Turner-Trauring talks about some of the tactics he wrote about in his book, "You Can Negotiate A 3-Day Weekend", such as overcoming "this isn't normal" and "entitlement" feelings, scheduling your shorter workweek, and optimizing your output value and impact when you're not measuring your working hours.
May 29th, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
Annyce Davis joins Mandy and KWu to talk about moving and traveling internationally: kids' reactions, the logistics of relocation, the benefits of giving kids worldly experience at a young age, and maintaining relationships with your family when you're not at home.