Podcast Episode 217: A Chat with Workin’ Moms Creator Catherine Reitman

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 217 of The New Family Podcast, where we talk to a creator of a hit TV show that presents the realities of being a modern-day working mother.

For this episode I had the enormous pleasure of chatting with Catherine Reitman, creator and star of the hit CBC show Workin’ Moms, now underway with its third season.

Workin’ Moms manages to be hilariously funny while offering an unvarnished version of modern-day motherhood. Catherine and I dig into topics like why no one asks if dads can “have it all,” why we carry so much guilt for pursuing our own dreams and the importance of finding a community of other parents to share the journey.

You can stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Workin’ Moms on both CBC’s streaming service Gem and Netflix, and watch new episodes as they become live every Thursday on CBC television at 9 p.m., or online through Gem.

Ian and Frankie at toddler time Working Moms Season 3

Here are some resources related to this episode.

Workin’ Moms CBC website

Workin’ Moms Facebook Page

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What Catherine Hopes People Get Out of Watching Season 3 of Workin’ Moms

“I’m hoping that people enjoy it. Season 3 is a roller coaster ride, it’s hilarious and I think very dynamic. I think we’ve upped the stakes for all of our characters in really interesting ways. I can’t wait to hear how people experience it.”

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Brandie Weikle

About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by


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