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EP41- A military mom…

EP41- A military mom…

July 1, 2020

July 1st...what a memorable few months we’ve been through! Thinking through this week, as we approach July 4th, Independence Day, and not knowing what kind of celebrations we’ll be having this year… I wanted to celebrate by chatting with a military mom! 

Monica Arce is a military mom whose husband, Oscar, joined the military 3 years ago when the economy in Puerto Rico was hit so destructively after Hurricane Maria. They had to move from the warmth of Puerto Rico to Alaska. Not only did she and the family have to adjust to climate changes, but also challenges with learning a new language, getting her son settled in a new school system and doing it all on her own. Take a listen to our conversation about her experience and the strength she needs to sustain for her son. 

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EP40- C-section, the unwritten birth plan…

EP40- C-section, the unwritten birth plan…

June 17, 2020

This week’s episode is a conversation about C-sections, something that doesn’t seem to be discussed. After realizing that very few moms even talk about having a c-section, never-mind going into detail about the challenges around them during and after in recovery, this mama Susannah Hilliard thought it was time to share her experience. 

After an emergency c-section, Susannah’s baby was born and she didn’t even know it was happening. Not only that, but her husband was still waiting to be brought into the room to see his son be born, having no idea that he had already arrived. She shares some insight into what the recovery process looks like and is passionate about sharing stories like hers, so that c-section moms know they aren’t alone. 

Remember, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that you brought life into the world, no matter how it comes. 

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Important Links for Cesarean Sections: 

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) 

Cesarean Advocacy Instagram

American Pregnancy C-section Information

***Given the current social climate, Susannah would like to shed light on and recognize that black mothers experience disproportionately high rates of C-sections (35.4% of live births by black mothers were by C-section from the latest data) and death related to pregnancy or childbirth. 

As a white mother, she feels it is important to use her voice and any opportunity she can, to address the inequality MOC's experience, even if it's sharing a few links for awareness:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4386542/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.self.com/story/black-maternal-mortality-ed-letter/amp

https://blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw/

 

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EP39- Stop raising kids, start raising adults…

EP39- Stop raising kids, start raising adults…

June 10, 2020

A discussion with Deana and Kira, two moms from Raising Adults Podcast, about how to focus on raising adults- future focused parenting. A long view of parenting where you focus on the values and character traits of the human you are raising and how you want them to positively contribute to the world. 

They explain the importance of establishing your WHY for any parenting choice and discovering how that will lead you to the HOW of any parental situation. Deana, a mom from a blended family of five teenagers and Kira, a mom of boy/girl twins had completely different birthing experiences and have different backgrounds, but come together to support families everywhere. 

These mamas are chalk-full of helpful tips and tricks with parenting. I could chat with them for hours, learning from them how to raise children with the adult outcome in mind. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! 

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Pay What You Can- Bedtime Meditation for Kids with Anxiety (especially designed for kids right now during COVID)

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EP38- You have superhero skills…

EP38- You have superhero skills…

May 27, 2020

Having her first child at just 19 years old, this week’s guest, Sabrina Ben Salmi from London, discusses the raising of her 5 children and how it transformed her for the better. She came from a challenging childhood with a lack of support, but discovered how to ask her kids: “How am I doing?.” That question has formed a relationship of openness, honesty and trust with each of her children. 

The Ben Salmi family has become a family of entrepreneurs, even at just 4 when her youngest son published a book! While they were growing up, she encouraged her children to study personal development together, learn about emotional intelligence, the intricacies of the brain and always spoke to her children as an ally. She would encourage and empower their strengths, passions and curiosities in order to support them to be future focused. 

Ben Salmi Family Mantras:

We believe that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback.

We also believe that the journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step in the right direction.

 

Check out both of her Published Books Here:

Lone Parenthood: You Are Enough

#Homeschooling: Our Journey: How We Transitioned from State School to

Homeschooling

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EP37- Kids eat in color with Jennifer…

EP37- Kids eat in color with Jennifer…

May 20, 2020

In this episode, I sit down with Jennifer Anderson, a mama of 2 boys and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After many failed attempts to get her sons to eat that broccoli, she decided to start @KidsEatinColor, where she shares tips to start babies on food, picky toddler eaters and more! Not to mention that her page is so colorful and fun to follow. 

Listen in as she answers questions from listeners and gives tons of tips to simplify meal time. She teaches me how to take control of how and when your child eats, while lowering your stress and practicing “whatever you want weaning.” We also discuss setting up a food schedule to teach your children healthy eating habits, food negotiation and portions. She is chalk full of information and tips and I could have talked to her all day about baby eating and diets. I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did!

FREE picky eater guide/child feeding guide

FREE veggie exposure shopping list

Real Easy Weekdays- Available HERE!

 

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EP36- Tiny home living with 4…

EP36- Tiny home living with 4…

May 13, 2020

It was such a joy to sit down with a dear friend, whom I’ve babysat for quite a bit, just 3 weeks after her second daughter was born. Kate talks about the differences in pregnancy and birth for her two daughters. We then discuss small NYC living. When she and her husband found out they were pregnant with their second, they considered moving, but finally decided that it would be best for them to stay in their one bedroom, 3rd floor walkup. 

Listen in as we discuss “Marie Kondo-ing” their apartment and how they worked to transform their small space into something that is manageable for 4 humans and also continues to be a place that they love and enjoy. 

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Show Notes:

“Taking Charge of your Fertility” -Toni Weschler

Lisa Taylors: Birth Matters Classes

Marie Kondo- Tidying Up

The Tidy Dad @tidydad

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EP35- Postpartum banned from the Oscars…

EP35- Postpartum banned from the Oscars…

May 6, 2020

This week, I have a very candid chat with actress and mama, Laura Gilreath, who is the mama that was featured in the recent Frida Mom commercial that went viral because it was banned from being aired during the Oscars! While she recorded the commercial during pregnancy, she had quite the challenging postpartum journey ahead of her. 

She talks about how when you bring home a baby, you also bring home a mom. A statement that Frida Mom stands by. She brings us through a challenging pregnancy and birth that she experienced. Now being 3 months postpartum, she explains her experience compared to her portrayal in the commercial.  

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Check out the Elle Magazine article about her with the commercial!

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EP34- The Dad Experience, a joint episode…

EP34- The Dad Experience, a joint episode…

April 29, 2020

This week, I worked on something a little different… 

In this episode, you’ll hear a joint episode with me and another podcast host, Adam Busuttil from The Dad Experience Podcast! We sit down and chat about the challenging times of COVID-19, what goes through the minds of dads and how we can all work together to slow down and be grateful for the present. 

Adam is a father of 2 girls from Michigan. He started his podcast, after being confined to his home for a year with the birth of his first daughter, because she had a congenital heart defect. He has created a place where dads could go to find meaningful parenting information and stories. Since our podcasts are similar in the ways of sharing the journey into parenthood, we decided to do a mashup and we hope you enjoy it!

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Listen to The Dad Experience Podcast!

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EP33- If prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening…

EP33- If prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening…

April 22, 2020

For the fourth episode in my Mini Meditation and Wellness Series, I am bringing you another meditation from a mama that I promise will bring you some strength, help you hear your heart and connect you to your own groundedness. Remember during this time to S.T.O.P (Stop, Take a break, Observe your surroundings, and then Proceed)! 

I know all of you mamas may be feeling anxiety and overwhelm during this time. Kristen is here to remind you to ground yourself for your kids. If we are running around frantic, they learn to be frantic and to fear. Remember: “Parenting isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being honest. Honor where you are. You might feel fear, but don’t live in your fear.”

Meditation at minute: 29:00.

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EP32- Faith, spirituality & grace at a time we need it most…

EP32- Faith, spirituality & grace at a time we need it most…

April 15, 2020

For the third episode in my Mini Meditation and Wellness Series, I chatted with one of my best mama friends, Erin Adams, for a conversation around faith and spirituality. No matter what your beliefs, we wanted to spread the word that whatever energy it is that makes the world go round, it is that energy of love and positivity that we need to share today.  

Whether faith is something you lean on daily or it’s something you shy away from, there can be some comfort found in a quiet prayer or meditation, especially during times of struggle and uncertainty. There is hope and we will heal from this over time.  Love thy neighbor and share love and light with the neighbors around you. 

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