Episode 001 - Jackie Morgan MacDougall

“It was such a time of innocence...”

In this inaugural episode of Parenting Then and Now, Sam speaks with Jackie Morgan MacDougall about her childhood in Boston, her views on how both being a kid and being a parent has changed, and what she plans on doing to help her kids become independent, creative and self-determined.

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Jackie Morgan MacDougall's Bio:

Jackie Morgan MacDougall is an award winning blogger, writer, producer, podcaster and speaker with over 20 years experience in television and digital marketing. A visionary with a passion for collaborating and supporting other women, Jackie is the executive producer and co-host of Broadscast, a podcast for women that tackles trending topics while interviewing some of the most powerful, high profile voices and influencers. She’s also the founder / host of Forty Thrive, a multi-media lifestyle brand for women over 40. As a results-driven TV marketer, Jackie has produced and directed television promo campaigns with some of the most innovative voices in entertainment including Queen Latifah, Harry Connick Jr., Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen and Sharon + Ozzy Osbourne. As a creative and dedicated digital content creator, Jackie served as founding editor of a parenting site for Warner Bros. and was instrumental in creating the site from the ground up, reaching millions of readers within the first year and building an actively engaged online community. It was that position that sparked Jackie’s passion for connecting with women through media, landing her on Good Morning America, Today Show, CNN, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Drew and Huffpost Live. Jackie has also produced video and written content for countless websites and magazines, hosted live online events, launched co-branded sweepstakes and contests, and enjoys speaking and participating in live panels on a variety of topics that relate to women, parenting, business and media. Jackie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.


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