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The Tote and Pears Podcast

Sep 18, 2019

In households with school-aged kids, September marks a new beginning. Long summer days begin to fade, routines change and many parents transition into preparation mode, focusing on the needs of their children as they enter a new stage. Businesses and brands capitalize on the back-to-school season with bright campaigns...


Aug 28, 2019

ADHD is commonly associated with children and men yet over 6 million women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD and it’s estimated that 4 million more live undiagnosed. On this episode, Amber speaks with disability advocate, Margaux Joffe to discuss the unique challenges facing women with ADHD.

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Aug 14, 2019

While many parents focus on juggling work, family and many other personal obligations, some women spend all of their energy praying for another day of life. In this episode, Monique Fritz shares her story of caring for her son, Cameron, who was born with sickle cell anemia.

Produced by: Kai-Saun Anderson

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Jul 31, 2019

It’s a fact: diverse teams build more profitable products. During this episode, Amber chats with Willie Henry, Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Facebook, to discuss the value of diverse teams, the point of diversity and inclusion programs and why companies (large and small) need to make it a priority.


Jul 17, 2019

Amber sits down with Jan Tate, a psychotherapist with a dual background in clinical sexology and clinical social work who specializes in providing support for people who identify beyond the gender binary. On Ep 15, Jan and Amber discuss the challenges and experiences of non-binary/gender non-conforming individuals.