Samantha Munoz is a mother, wife, engineer, bibliophile and avid coffee drinker. She is also the expert kid’s lit curator at Addison Reads, author of The Intentional Bookshelf, and creator of the Intentional Book Club. Sam writes children’s book reviews to guide parents as they search for the perfect books for their little ones and helps moms and dads build a library with a purpose. Once a seriously overwhelmed and stressed out parent herself, Sam turns to children’s literature for the answers to all of her parenting dilemmas. She lives in sunny San Diego, California but loves when it rains because it gives her an excuse to stay inside and read with her daughter!
Today on It Takes a Village, we are talking solo parenting, as the military life would sometimes have it, raising a little one in Japan, expectations, feeling lost in motherhood and a little about the Intentional Book Club.
Since we don't dive deep into the Intentional Book Club, but I personally feel like it's an amazing resource for making mom's lives easier while positively impacting their kids, we did a little Q&A over on the blog. So if you want to read more about it head on over there!
I recently read an article entitiled "10 Things Every Mother Wants Her Daughter to Know". As I read it I felt this internal struggle. Why do we tell our daughters all these wonderful things we want her to know, things we want to engrave in her so deeply the world can't break her, things we want her to grow up believing about herself, yet we do the exact opposite to ourselves. This my mom friends, is my response to that article. Here are 9 truths I want YOU and every MOM to know.
Dr. Fiona McCulloch, the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine and a woman with PCOS herself, who struggled for many years with its symptoms, she’s passionate about health education and advocacy for women with PCOS, and serves on the medical advisory committee of the PCOS Awareness Association and as an expert on IVF.
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Today on the podcast it's getting real about why you aren't going to get the Valentines Day you were hoping for. What you can do about it and who we should really be focusing on this month. YOU!
I am breaking down self care into categories, so we can take a look and see which categories of self care we need to up our game in and which ones we have covered. Because at the end of the day, we have to take care of ourselves first to be able to pour into our families and our relationships. You gotta love you before you can accept the love from others, and see how others see you.
As a military woman, Danielle became a military wife and then soon after, a military momma. But the journey didn't come without adversity and struggles. Depression, anxiety, sexual harassment and figuring out who she was once leaving the military and moving back home are some of the parts of Danielle's journey that we talk about today. We are hoping you feel as though you can speak up, find growth and find freedom from all the hard stuff today.
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