Show Notes

 The Detailed Diary Podcast releases a new episode  every Wednesday -  sharing small business tips, inspirational stories, and real-life moments that will help you grow your dream business, feel heard, and be inspired.


Small Business Tips

Meet the Host



Danielle Holleran 




Unlock Productivity with Time Blocking: In episode 167 of the Detail Diary podcast, host Danielle Halloran shares her secrets for maximizing productivity through time blocking. Discover how Danielle navigates the challenges of balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship while staying organized and focused. Learn practical strategies for creating weekly to-do lists, adapting time blocks to varying schedules, and making informed outsourcing decisions. Tune in to gain insights into the power of time blocking in enhancing productivity and achieving work-life balance. Don’t miss out on Danielle’s expert tips for planning success and optimizing your workflow. Listen now for actionable techniques to unlock your productivity potential!


In today’s episode, I wanted to share with you about the challenges and emotions I’ve been experiencing these past few weeks. Going through slow seasons, whether in business or life can be tough, and I just wanted to get real about running a small business through it all. I discuss the importance of maintaining an […]


Thinking about starting a business but worried about how it’ll fit with family life? In this episode, join me as I sit down with Abby Shinners, the creative genius behind Sawdust Mama, where every piece of home decor and baby item carries a personal touch. Abby’s journey from the medical field to business owner is […]

The Sawdust Mama


You know that feeling when the universe seems to be on your side? Dana Hookanson and Nicole Fagan surely do. Their creation, Opal Event Studio, feels like a dream brought to life, thanks to a mix of passion, expertise, and a bit of good fortune. Join me as I sit down with Dana and Nicole […]


Being a new mom can be an emotional rollercoaster, filled with both challenges and joys. The sleepless nights, the constant care, the overwhelming love, and the added weight of ensuring your mental well-being can sometimes feel like too much. As someone who balances the demands of motherhood with running a small business, I deeply understand […]

Baby and Motherhood


Thinking about what it’s like to travel with a baby? Whether it’s an international escapade or a local getaway, the anticipation can be a mix of excitement and nerves, especially for new parents. In this episode, Danielle and Joey are here to give you a full recap of their recent adventures in France and London […]


You know how it is—you’re scrolling through Instagram or TikTok and you can’t help but make assumptions. I mean, it’s hard not to, right? Social media only gives us a small glimpse into someone’s life, and it’s natural for our minds to fill in the gaps. And speaking of which, I recently asked you guys […]


Ever thought about how to juggle multiple roles while running a successful small business? It may seem like a daunting task, but with the right mindset and strategies, it’s entirely possible. Join Danielle as she chats with Jessica Summers, the creative force behind Shut the Front Door Doormats, a business that brings joy to homes […]

Teacher and Entrepreneur


Parenthood is a roller-coaster of emotions, challenges, and joyful moments that can transform your life in ways you never imagined. In this episode, I’m joined by my husband Joey to pull back the curtain on our first year with our baby, Carter. Our heartfelt conversation shines a light on the highs, the lows, and the […]

Our first year of parenthood


Finding the right balance between work and household responsibilities can be tough, especially when you’re juggling parenting, running a business, and maintaining a home. And in this episode, you’ll hear how Danielle and her husband Joey share how they make it all work together. Join them as they chat on how they’ve learned to manage […]