In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Stacy Menz, the owner of Starfish Therapies. They delve into the challenges and triumphs of balancing motherhood and professional life, touching upon single parenthood, parenting, and achieving professional balance. Stacy’s personal journey as a parent and business owner serves as an inspiration for others navigating the complexities of combining parenthood with career goals.

Time Stamps: 

[00:02:36] Path to parenthood difficulties.

[00:04:49] Balancing motherhood and business.

[00:10:18] Transparency in leadership and support.

[00:13:05] Maternity leave challenges.

[00:18:42] Building support networks as parents.

[00:20:48] Balancing motherhood and career.

[00:24:43] Seeking mental health support.

[00:29:12] Finding the right therapist.

[00:31:23] Embracing discomfort in growth.

[00:01:28] Parenting challenges and empathy.

[00:06:34] Strategies for meal prepping.

[00:09:49] Balancing life as a practice owner.

[00:14:31] Empowering employees through delegation.

[00:15:37] Parents bringing kids to work.

[00:19:44] Parenting challenges and surprises.

[00:25:03] Balancing work and parenting.

[00:27:04] Parenting and empathy.

[00:31:14] Empathy in leadership.

More About Dr. Stacy Menz:

headshot of DR. Stacy menzStacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with.

In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, Baylor University, Bowling Green State University, and Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy.

She is currently a board member for WAWOS and a past board member of KEEN San Francisco. She is the treasurer of the pediatric special interest group for the California Physical Therapy Section and the past editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section’s. Stacy consults with various companies on how their products can enhance development in children. She has been interviewed on various podcasts and radio shows to discuss Pediatric Physical Therapy and Private Practice.

Resources from this Episode:

Starfish Therapies Website




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