Brittia, Owner of Fringe and Fitness, shares with us some tips on changing the way we look at our New Years resolutions. We are talking prevention over fixing, how our children will model our behaviors including how we care for our body, and how you can make a fail proof health resolution this year.
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This talk is what made me switch from a die hard paper planner kinda gal to a google calendar momma! Yvonne is going to share some tips on getting it together, lessening your mental load and making your mom life easier so you don't have those mental meltdowns you usually take out on your husband. This is a safe place ladies. You know you do it. I do. lol. So cry less, keep more hair on your head and be less stressed this new year.
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Dr. Rachel Kowert, author of A Parent's Guide to Video Games, is on the podcast today talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly or video games.
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Valerie from The Unlimited Mom, is on the podcast today! We are covering handling relatives and the overwhelm during the holidays. Valerie will be talking through how we can better decide what we do during this busy season, how we can handle relatives that tend to get under our skin, and why we do things the we do subconsciously (like that time you volunteered to host dinner ANDDDD cook all the food- even though you hate being stuck in the kitchen), identify why you do that and then help us make more conscious decisions that bring out the best in ourselves and what we want from this holiday season.
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One of the top stressors, (I think for parents) even BEFORE kids and for some, when deciding to have kids, is how much college will cost.I first heard Jocelyn Paonita Pearson from The Scholarship System, on Adam Carroll's podcast and I knew I had to have her on. Jocelyn is going to share some huge tips on what we can be doing now even when our kids are little to prepare for college, how to avoid scams, and when we should be starting the process as well as what we should be doing. You can check out her FREE scholarship training HERE
Hey mommas! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday week and hopefully not bearing too much weight on your shoulders to do all and be all this week. Today I wanna keep it chill and relaxed amidst the reality that for most of us this week means chaos. So this is me thinking on the 5 things I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving as a mom.
Katherine Wintsch, CEO and Founder of The Mom Complex, is changing the motherhood world one commercial and product at a time. She's out to make sure that more companies understand the modern mom and provide the things we actually need to make out lives easier. Katherine's Ted Talk on The Mask of Motherhood motherhood on the head.
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I am hanging out with Stephanie Peltier Aka Honestly Mommy to talk about the behind the scenes of being an Instagram mom. How she struggled with comparison and trying to find her true voice as a mother through all the social media noise. She's fun, she's real and she's not afraid to tell you that even though her perfectly lit photo of herself drinking coffee looks great...it really took her 10 different tries and 3 different angles to get it to look that way. It's not all about instagram though! We briefly talk about raising toddlers, growing our families and what it was like to get married at 18. Take a listen!
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LeeAnn Taylor author of Fragile Face of God was married young and had planned on waiting 5 years before growing her family. Well, as we all know things don't always happen as we plan them, and soon after getting married they had started growing into a family of 5. Three of LeeAnn's children carrying the full mutation of the genetic disorder the Fragile X syndrome.
Michelle- addiction activist, author and speaker is talks with me about her journey of love and addiction. After so much painful effort in her marriage, Michelle realized she could not save the man she loved from the disease of addiction. And now she is out to support other women who are fighting for their joy, their lives and their hope while being married to men who are addicts.
We talk about what life is like being married to an addict. How she mothered through it all. How we and why we should focus more on ourselves, especially in a marriage faced with addiction. And why we tend to end up with guys who are no good for us. Michelle has also created a podcast for women who love someone that drinks too much or suffered from any addiction. You are not alone in this and you don't have to be. So if this topic resonates with you I hope you feel like you have a place to reach out and find help and hope.
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Dr. Borba is a globally-recognized educational psychologist and parenting, bullying and character expert whose aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience, and break the cycle of youth violence. Dr. Michele Borba and I, get into the 9 habits kids need to nurture empathy and why it's so important that they have this skill. We talk about how we can start teaching our kiddos about empathy today and how we may be unknowingly contributing to our kids thinking it's all about them. Also, fear not teen mommas! Dr. Borba talks about how it's not too late for teens to start displaying empathy either!
In this episode we talk about being a business momma. That it doesn't have to be work over children or children over work. You can do both. And maybe it requires a little risk taking to be able to be a working momma. We also talk about Ashley's journey through Lyme disease and postpartum depression. How community really helped and how she learned to focus on herself and her needs though those harder times. And lastly we talk about Ashley's three awesome girls and being a girl momma!
Sometimes we get lost in the shuffle of motherhood. We hit a point where we have this creative energy or the desire to do something outside of nap times and bottle feedings. But the guilt trip is tough. Randi Zinn from Beyondmom.com and I talk about rediscovering ourselves outside of motherhood, not feeling guilty about pursuing our passions or doing what fuels us. We also talk a tiny bit about strong willed parenting. And last but not least it wouldn't be a true mom conversation without a little talk about the curse that is the trampoline after motherhood. It happens to the best of us!
Jackie shares her story of loss and letting all the plates hit the floor. Letting herself grieve and seeing her family transform in such a painful time. Not only that but, we also talk about something most of us struggle with as women. Making friends with other women and letting them into our homes and our hearts. I love what Jackie said, "You have to become the friend you want to have. So you love big, before you know they're going to love you back".
In this episode we talk about picky eaters, what we need to do to set our selves up for meal time success and how we can approach game time snacks in a healthier way. Because trust me, your kid is no Dak Prescott at the age of 5.. he hasn't sweated out enough electrolytes to need a 64oz gatorade. We also talk about the importance of skin care and Sally's experience with stage 1 skin cancer.
Check out the show notes on theashcarroll.com for all Sally's resources!
Gratitude changed Robin's life when going through invitro. She was struggling and just feeling miserable after two failed invitros and an IUI. Today Robin shares how she started becoming grateful for everything because she started seeing God everywhere. She is super encouraging and she has walked with so many friends going through infertility calling herself the infertility celebrator. I really love her heart and her wisdom.
(We mentioned Nikki, a past guest who's been on the show, you can find her episode and her journey with infertility on the podcast as well)
Embryo adoption was something Merritt feels really passionate about sharing and lucky for her I have been super curious about what exactly embryo adoption was and how it works. Merritt journeyed through a long period of singleness before meeting her husband and then found (like most of us) that marriage can be rough trying to bring two people together who have different "ways" of doing things and have been living on their own for so long.
This obsession with self sabotage and perfectionism is exhausting. To be honest, I don’t even realize I am doing it half of the time.With so many successful women, social media, magazines and celebrities it’s hard to find the balance between reality and setting to high of standards for yourself. Everyone constantly looks like they have it all together and we play that card, so that no one knows we are struggling. But what good does that do for those that are really struggling?
Cara Brookins is the author of "Rise: How a House Built a Family", a memoir about escaping domestic violence with her four children and building a 3,500 square foot home from the ground up with their own hands. Rise is a 2017 Indy Next Pick and selected for Barnes & Noble’s What We’re Reading which includes front-of-store placement. She is also a keynote speaker, hosts a weekly podcast with Macmillan called Raise My Roof, and is a fiction writer with seven published novels.
Andrea Miller is CEO of Your Tango, the leading online magazine dedicated to love and relationships. Andrea talks about how in her own relationship it was easy to run when the stuff got tough... or annoying, but that she has since learned that the things that she once saw as annoyances could be accepted and appreciated.
In this episode I hang out with Julie Solomon, who is a NY Times best selling publicist/strategist, Founder of The Influencer Podcast and Juliesolomon.net where she helps bloggers & influencers to grow their brand, business and income. Business aside it's hard to mom when you're also working. We're talking about all the mom struggles and including our own mom shaming.
In this episode Lauren Casper and I talk about miscarriage, foster care, their adoption process with their two children from Ethiopia, how she once built walls around her heart but found herself surrendering to give herself the freedom to feel what she needed to feel. We talk about her son Mareto and his diagnosis with autism and how that led to her awesome book, "It's Okay About It: Lessons from a Five Year Old About Living Life Wide Open".
Chrissy is a wife, mother, marriage & family therapist, photographer, blogger and Instagram-er. Her feed is always so real and down to earth but also super gorgeous. In this episode talk about woking from home, being on a united front during the times of colic, community over competition, the movie Bad Moms, and scary moment when her child went missing that onset her anxiety.
I loved having Anna on the podcast and I wished it had been under better circumstances. But I felt like her story, although such a tragedy, could be a light in the dark for those who have lost a child and are dealing with grief.
2 out of 1000 Women are silently suffering from a medical condition called Vaginismus. In this episode, Marni Scott, is super open and shares her personal journey and victory over vaginismus with the help of the Women's Therapy Centerin New York. But I hope that with this episode we can bring more awareness to this condition that many women don't realize they have or are silently suffering from because they don't know anyone else experiencing it or feel embarrassed about it.