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40 minutes | 8 days ago
Burntout to Badass: Rediscovering Your Purpose & Gifts - Errin Weisman
Every mom has likely felt as though she can't take on one.more.damn.thing. Being stressed with children who require your help from sunrise to sundown is typical.But feeling like you're on the edge of losing your mind or like the weight of everything is on you is called burnout—a state of mental, physical, and emotional depletion.Studies suggest about 14 percent of parents feel this way, and research finds societal pressure to be the "perfect" mother can deepen the feelings. In 2014, Dr. Errin Weisman was that statistic, which left her feeling empty, sad, trapped, and desperate for change. Luckily, she took action. In this episode, Errin vividly shares her story of rising from the ashes of burnout and how a life coach helped her torch the past and start over. Errin offers sage advice to high-achieving women to rediscover their purpose, find happiness, and achieve badass status. Looking to go from burntout to badass? Experience Errin's FREE masterclass here. Connect with Errin Weisman, DO on:https://www.instagram.com/burntout_to_badass/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/errin-weisman-do-77a890103/www.burntoutobadass.com https://twitter.com/TruthRxsBio: Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster, and mother of three. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about her story to help women and physicians find their calling within medicine and beyond. She lives and practices in rural Southwestern Indiana and believes that to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup.***Follow Mom After Hours on FacebookFollow Mom After Hours on InstagramSubscribe to the Mom After Hours e-love letter
37 minutes | 22 days ago
Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum Depression & Beyond - Walker Ladd
As many as 50 to 75% of new moms experience a monumental shift in their emotions called the "baby blues" after delivery. According to the Cleveland Clinic, up to 15% of these women will develop more severe and longer-lasting depression, called postpartum depression (PPD). But some believe the figures may be even higher — researchers have suggested as many as 50% of women with PPD do not report it.In this episode, Dr. Walker Ladd, a thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades, offers a timely and critical look at the current state of maternal mental health in America and discusses the challenge paradigms of motherhood and mental illness. She even shares her past struggles with postpartum depression and how it inspired her to write, Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women's Stories of Trauma and Growth. Connect with Dr. Walker Ladd at:Website: http://walkerladd.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrLadd1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drwalkerladd/ Bio: Walker Ladd, Ph.D., has been a thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades. Her writing and research challenge paradigms of motherhood and mental illness, using women's stories to reveal the hidden truths and extraordinary dimensions of the lived experience of motherhood. Dr. Ladd's personal experience with traumatic childbirth, breast cancer, postpartum depression, and major depressive disorder drives her passion for bold, soulful, and transformative work. Her much-anticipated Second Edition of Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women's Stories of Trauma and Growth offers a timely and critical look at the current state of maternal mental health in America. She delves into the language of postpartum depression and argues that by changing the language, we change the meaning and thus, can relate to the real stories of women's struggles and survival through the most common complication in motherhood. She lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mother to her son Ziggy, a freshman at the Berklee School of Music, and her daughter Miles, a junior in high school with plans of becoming a comedian. Walker is a 16-year breast cancer survivor.***Follow Mom After Hours on FacebookFollow Mom After Hours on InstagramSubscribe to the Mom After Hours e-love letter Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
34 minutes | a month ago
Being a Step-Mom Isn’t Easy, But It's So Worth It - Yolanda Ridley
Often the first image that comes to mind when one hears “stepmom” is Cinderella’s evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine, who punishes and abuses Cinderella psychologically, motivated by her jealousy.It’s no wonder why most women don’t relish that title or fear being part of a blended family. Today’s guest, Yolanda Ridley, however, was the contrary.Yolanda was completely unfazed about becoming a stepmother, but she learned some valuable lessons as her journey wore on.In this episode, Brandi and Yolanda Ridley, a personal growth writer and mental health advocate, share their step-parenting wins and struggles and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Yolanda also shares several important truths she wished biological moms understood.Connect with Yolanda at:Personal Development & Mental Health Website: www.putthekettleon.caDigital Marketing & Blogging Tips: www.fullcircledigital.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PutTheKettleOnBlogInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/putthekettleonca/Use MOM during checkout for 50% of Yolanda’s new personal growth planner journalBio: Yolanda Ridley is a personal growth blogger and mental health advocate who focuses on helping women create the life they love. As a stepmom and infertility warrior, she’s faced certain challenges she’d never expected from life - but with this, she has found great love and happiness too - and this is what she’s passionate about sharing on her blog, Put the Kettle On. She believes no matter what path we find ourselves on in life - joy, passion, and happiness can be created. She resides in Toronto, Canada with her soulmate and is the proud stepmom of two handsome, smart boys (14 and 18).
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Important Update From Brandi
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50 minutes | 2 months ago
Strategies to Supercharge Your Sex Life - Celeste Holbrook
Today, we are talking about the down and dirty deed: SEX. Sex is often left on the back burner once you become a parent, but it is essential for maintaining a happy and healthy relationship. And we're not just talking penetration here, mamas.In this episode, sexologist Dr. Celeste Holbrook talks about foreplay, intimacy, sexual fantasies, everything that encompasses sex as we know it. She teaches how to communicate our needs and sexual desires, create a better connection with our partner, and strategies to elevate our sex life. Connect with Dr. Celeste Holbrook:www.drcelesteholbrook.com www.facebook.com/drcelesteholbrook www.instagram.com/drcelesteholbrookBio: Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist, speaker, and author. Through her work, designing sexual and spiritual strategies, she helps her clients evolve into the woman they were created to be. She covers various topics from sex drives, sexual shame, creating better connections, wellness, and so much more. Her mission is to educate women on how to improve their relationship and sex life and grow in confidence, spirituality, and love. Dr. Celeste has been featured in Women's Health Magazine, Mothers of Preschoolers, Reader's Digest, and many more. To book a free 30-minute Discovery Call to see how Dr. Holbrook can serve you, click here.Follow Mom After Hours on FacebookFollow Mom After Hours on InstagramSubscribe to the Mom After Hours e-love letter
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Welcome to Mom After Hours
This year, moms around the world were pushed to their limits. We were kicked around, spit out, and some days it felt like we were hung out to dry.Despite a few scratches, we're still standing.And that my fellow warrior mama, calls for a celebration.Cheers to you and all that you have accomplished and endured this year.Together, let's say goodbye to the year of isolation and hello to the year of connection.Next season, join me, Brandi Wiatrak, alongside sex experts, marriage counselors, sobriety coaches, authors, and interesting moms just like you.We'll laugh, cry, and sometimes get pretty pissed off as we learn from one another's stories while discovering answers to the hot topics we often encounter in work, life, and love.Buckle up, mama. It's time to leave 2020 in the dust. The new season of Mom After Hours kicks off on January 14, 2021.Are you ready?
35 minutes | 3 months ago
You Can Be Body Positive, And Still Want to Lose Weight - Jennifer Nagel
While the body positivity movement started with good intentions, lately, people are using the term "body positivity" to shame.From Adele to Rebel Wilson to the young mother down the street, women worldwide are being shamed for either losing weight or deciding to lose weight. And it's started a Great Body Positivity Divide. You have one group that says if you're genuinely body positive, you shouldn't want to lose weight. On the other side, you have people saying, why can't I be body positive and still lose a few pounds?In this episode, Brandi talks with fitness pro Jennifer Nagel about diet culture, the body positivity movement, and the reverse shaming happening nowadays when women decide to lose weight. Connect with Jennifer at:www.therealjennifernagel.com/bodyblueprintwww.instagram.com/therealjennifernagel www.facebook.com/groups/modernfitwomenCheck out Jennifer’s new 1,000 Strong Women program, by visiting here.Bio: Jennifer Nagel is a 40-something former executive turned fitness pro ready to help you invest in your health and transform your life! After a divorce and health scare in my early 30s, she turned to health and fitness to get my life back. Now she pays it forward by helping super busy ladies like you learn how to find simple solutions to be at your best in every aspect of your life. Her practical advice has been featured in MyFitnessPal, POPSUGAR Fitness, Well + Good, and Thrive Global. She loves obscure 90s references, long massages, and embarrassing my kids by shouting, "I LOVE YOU!" really loudly from the car window. ****Sign up for the Mom After Hours e-love letter Follow Mom After Hours on InstagramFollow Mom After Hours on Facebook
35 minutes | 3 months ago
I Ditched Suburbia to Live on the Road Full-Time - Michelle Knight
When you experience a loved one's loss, it can turn your life upside down and inside out. It can also serve as a blatant reminder of how short life can be and the importance of embracing each day as if it's your last. Today's guest Michelle was a harrowing overachiever and perfectionist for most of her life. But after losing several of her loved ones to cancer, including her younger brother, she woke up and said, no more. So she kicked her corporate job to the curb, said goodbye to the white picket fences, and jumped in an RV to live life on the road with her husband and baby boy. In this episode, Michelle Knight talks about what to consider if you want to live in an RV full-time with your family and the pros and cons of nomadic life. She also teaches us how to reframe our perspective of time if we want to succeed in life and business.Connect with Michelle at:Website: www.michelleknight.coInstagram: https://instagram.com/michelleknightcoBio: Michelle Knight is a mother, wife, world traveler, and storyteller. She is also a Personal Brand Coach and Marketing Strategist and the founder of Brandmerry.com. She is also the host of the Beautiful Climb Podcast.She works with female entrepreneurs to create an authentic, captivating, and money-making brand through the power of story. Michelle supports women at various stages of their business who share one common goal - creating an authentic brand that allows them to show up as they are, build a loyal community, and experience time, financial, and location freedom as a result of their work.In just nine months, Michelle launched her freedom-based business and left her 9 to 5 while raising a new baby. Just one year into her coaching business, Michelle created a 6-figure business and thriving community of women ready to share their stories.Now she travels full-time with her family around the US and Europe and spends her time supporting women to achieve time, financial, and location freedom.***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, consider leaving me a rating or review on Apple. Your support means the world to me. ***Follow Mom After Hours on FacebookFollow Mom After Hours on InstagramSubscribe to the Mom After Hours e-love letter
43 minutes | 3 months ago
I Was a Sick, Stressed-Out Mom Until I Incorporated These Habits - Christina Dunbar
As mothers, our work is perpetual.From late-night feedings to early morning lunch-packing, some days it is damn near possible to sit still and rest. Our neverending to-do lists, demanding jobs, and family time always compete for our time and attention. It's no wonder we break, or in Christina Dunbar's case, develop a stress-induced illness.As a working mother of three children, including one child with a rare genetic disorder and another with special needs, it took Christina's health hitting rock bottom to realize she had to redesign her life to improve her mental and physical health.In this episode, Christina, host of the Intentional Ten podcast, shares how a stressful job combined with a tough early motherhood experience sent her into a downward spiral and the life-changing habits she incorporated that turned her life right side up. Connect with Christina at:www.intentionalten.comhttp://www.instagram.com/intentionaltenwww.intentionalten.com/communitySnag your FREE Starter Journal here.Bio: Inspired to change her lifestyle after a stress-induced illness, Christina Dunbar slowed down and redesigned her life to improve her mental and physical health. She created the Intentional Ten Podcast, Blog, and Journal to share these life-changing habits with others, focusing on Mindfulness, Gratitude, and Intentional Living. When she's not recording episodes or writing posts, Christina enjoys a hot cup of coffee, sitting outside in the rain, and dance parties with her kids.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You’ll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***If you enjoyed this episode, please send me a virtual hug by giving Mom After Hours a rating or review on Apple. I’ll love you forever and even share your review on air! ***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
33 minutes | 3 months ago
How Unresolved Trauma Impacts the Mothering Experience - Allyson Pitre
When your emotional health breaks down, and you “suck it up” without resolving the trauma that happened, your wounds will continue to fester.You might think you’ve “gotten over it,” but in reality, it’s likely you haven’t. These unresolved traumas can unconsciously affect the way we mother and how we show up in relationships.And The Mommy Therapist, Allyson, is here to talk to us all about it. Back by popular demand, Allyson Pitre MA, LPC, returns to discuss how unresolved traumas impact the mothering experience and relationships and why you need to work through these traumas.Allyson even breaks down some of Brandi’s childhood traumas and exposes how she is both reacting and reenacting these past traumas in both motherhood and her marriage.Connect with Allyson at:Website: themommytherapist.home.blogInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_mommy_therapistBio: Allyson Pitre MA, LPC brings a passion for people coupled with a longtime desire to help them find peace amid turmoil, trauma, or dysfunction. Growing up, she often longed to help those around her who seemed to have lost their way. Those longings in her formative years led her to seek a career path in counseling. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2009 with her B.A. in History with a minor in Psychology. Because she wanted training that would merge her passion for working with hurting people with her devotion to Jesus Christ, she received an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2011.Her experience has included various roles at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver and individual therapy with several counseling agencies. Believing that the family system is often an obstacle or avenue for emotional healing, she has worked for over three years as a community-based counselor working with both children and their parents.Mentioned on the show:The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn.Keeping Your Marriage Healthy During Quarantine with Allyson PitreOvercoming Isolation in Motherhood with Allyson Pitre***Let's be buddies on Instagram! You'll get lots of inspiration, humor, and mama motivation to keep you fueled throughout the day. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you have a friend in need of hearing this message, please share this episode with her!
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Boosting Intimacy During Infertility Struggles - Amanda Osowski
When we think about infertility, we often don't talk about the impact it has on our relationships. More especially, our romantic relationship.The hormones, shots, tests, and timed sex can leave you and your partner feeling stressed, frustrated, and disconnected.Today's guest Amanda knows this first-hand.She was diagnosed with unexplained infertility several years ago, endured seasons of failed fertility treatments, and was eventually able to conceive a child in 2019 via a frozen embryo transfer. She is currently trying to conceive baby #2 by way of in vitro fertilization. In this episode, Amanda Osowski MPH, CD, CPLC highlights her struggles with infertility, then dives into fun, tried and true ways couples can increase intimacy and connectedness during this vulnerable time. Connect with Amanda at:Website: www.heartfeltbeginings.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/heartfeltbeginningsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartfeltbeginningsBio: Amanda Osowski MPH, CD, CPLC is a mama of one, an Infertility and Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Preparation & Loss Specialist, and Coach, passionate about sharing her education and experiences with new parents and parents-to-be. After struggling to get pregnant on her own, she finally had a successful FET in September 2018, which led to the birth of her daughter in May 2019. After her arrival, she thought about all of the ways in which her journey would have felt more educated and supported, and she became an infertility and postpartum doula and coach and founded Heartfelt Beginnings. Her passion is supporting the intersection of infertility and community, facilitating honest and candid conversations about infertility, advising how to navigate the professionals you may work with, determining which options are available to your family, and providing local resources for women and couples standing right where she once stood.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You’ll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, drop us a rating or review on Apple. Your support means the world to us.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
I Cut Ties With My In-Laws to Protect My Family's Well-Being - Dana Moss
Family relationships can be complicated, especially the relationship you hold with your in-laws.Some of us have a supportive mother-in-law who doubles as a shopping buddy and a father-in-law who is as fun and loving as the person we married.And we are incredibly fortunate.However, when you have in-laws who dish out disrespect like hotcakes and cause unnecessary drama, it sucks BIG TIME.You may find yourself wondering if the relationship is even worth the pain and troubles.For today's guest, Dana, it just wasn't worth it. But things weren't always dismal with the in-laws. It seemed only to change the moment the engagement ring landed on her finger.In this episode, Dana Moss of Millennial Mom Confessions shares what ultimately caused her and her husband to part ways with his side of the family, the impact it’s had on her family, and when it’s time for you to kick your in-laws to the curb.Connect with Dana at:Website: www.millennialmomconfessions.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/millennialmomconfessionsInstagram: www.instagram.com/momsconfession Bio: Dana Moss is a first-time mama to the coolest little dude and a self-proclaimed horrible housewife to her husband of almost six years. She's a full-time stay-at-home mom that spends each day just trying to survive. Dana admits to fumbling her way through motherhood, living solely by trial and error. She prefers iced coffee, so she never has to worry about her coffee getting cold and running on her kid's uneaten chicken nuggets, parenting humor, and making memes that my husband never thinks are funny (but they are)!***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You’ll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***If you enjoyed this episode, please send me a virtual hug by giving Mom After Hours a rating or review on Apple. I'll love you forever and even share your review on air! ***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing email@example.com. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
33 minutes | 4 months ago
It Took Months to Love My Baby, And I Don’t Feel Guilty About It - Chiara Townley
When you welcome a baby into the world, you're a messy ball of emotions.We expect the excitement, happiness, and a little nervousness over having to take care of this ultra-fragile being, but what happens when that anxiety doesn't go away after a few weeks? What happens when you start craving your old life and don't feel a strong connection to the infant lying in your arms?Sadly, many new moms go through this experience, including today's guest Chiara. In this episode, writer and spiritual counselor, Chiara Townley, opens up about why it took her months to love her baby and how embarking on a spiritual journey not only taught her about her body but cultivated a stronger relationship with her child. Bio: Chiara Townley is an Italian-born writer specializing in health and wellness and is passionate about helping others improve their lives. Her writing has been featured on Medical News Today, Thrive Global, and in Good Housekeeping magazine, among many others. She owns a spiritual counseling business and uses writing and intuition to provide guidance. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, son, and puppy.Connect with Chiara at:Website: https://www.chiarabtownley.com/guidanceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/cbtwriting/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiarabtownley/Other links mentioned in this episode: Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Carolyn Myss***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You'll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you enjoyed listening to this episode, drop us a rating or review on Apple. We'll love you FOREVER! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Becoming a Mom to Five Helped Me to Find Peace - Josephine Atluri
Psychology Today describes resilience as: “that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.”Whether it is bouncing back from trauma, tragedies, health problems, or stress, it takes a special kind of person to remain positive and optimistic when your journey encounters endless hardship and pain.Today’s guest, Josephine, is one of those special people with the gift of mental fortitude.In this episode, Josephine Atluri, a meditation expert and host of the Responding to Life podcast, opens up about her difficult journey of becoming a mom to five using IVF, surrogacy, and international adoption. She shares how her challenging circumstances propelled her forward and ultimately led her to a place of peace.Josephine also shares some stress-reduction techniques moms can use to keep a calmer and happier home and ways to boost your self-esteem. Josephine is offering all Mom After Hours listeners 50% off any upcoming workshop or meditation session by using the promo code WARRIOR on her website, www.jatluri.comConnect with Josephine at: Website: www.jatluri.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/josephineratluri/Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/respondingtolifepodcast/Bio: Through her unique journey to becoming a mom of five, Josephine Atluri weathered many ups and downs with IVF, international adoption, and surrogacy. Channeling her experience to find calm and courage and focus on perseverance, she now helps others navigate life’s curveballs through group and individual online meditation training and her podcast, Responding to Life. Josephine teaches weekly classes at Unplug in Santa Monica, CA, where she trained under the renowned guru davdji, former COO of the Deepak Chopra Center. She also does group meditation training for staff of prestigious entities like Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is a regular content contributor to Motherly, Red Tricycle, The IVF Warrior, and The Fertility Circle.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You’ll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you learned something new from this episode, please consider dropping us a rating or review on Apple.***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
31 minutes | 4 months ago
I'm Not Fulfilled by Motherhood, and I Don't Feel Bad About It - Brittany Bergman
We are dynamic, multi-faceted women.We are writers, artists, entrepreneurs, dancers, comedians, sales professionals, athletes, daughters, teachers, lawyers, doctors, sisters, and so much more.These unique pillars of our identity can bring us much joy and a sense of accomplishment. With motherhood, however, sometimes that sense of fulfillment never arrives. In this episode, Brittany Bergman, author of Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother, provides an insightful glimpse into early motherhood, struggles with mom rage, and how she doesn't feel fulfilled by motherhood, despite loving her two children more than the world.Connect with Brittany at:Website: https://www.brittanylbergman.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanylbergman/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittanylbergmanBio: Brittany L. Bergman is the author of the book Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother, which she wrote while she was pregnant with her second child. Her kids are now 4 and 1, and she works as a copyeditor of nonfiction books at a publishing house. Her motherhood essays have been featured on Coffee + Crumbs, Motherly, The MOPS Blog, (in)courage, and TODAY Parents.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You'll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you learned something new from this episode, please consider dropping us a rating or review on Apple.***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing email@example.com. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Juggling Work & Littles: Tips From a Seasoned Working Mom - Rosanna Berardi
From childcare to remote learning, meal planning, and beyond, moms are often the "designated doers" of most parenting and household duties. Need a snack?Ask mom.Can't log in to your computer?Ask mom.Need help wiping your ass?Ask mom.It's hard, tiring, and overwhelming as hell.And we need help! In this episode, Rosanna Berardi, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and ultimate queen of the household, shares her top hacks and tips for tackling remote learning, meal planning, and all those minor annoyances that pile up on mom's plates. Connect with Rosanna at:Website: www.highwirewoman.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/highwirewoman/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highwirewoman/ Bio: Rosanna Berardi is a lawyer, mother, and entrepreneur. She built her immigration law firm, Berardi Immigration Law, from her home apartment to a multi-million-dollar company in 15 short years. She is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, and The National Post. She is an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. Rosanna is also the CEO of High Wire Woman, a consulting firm that provides systems and solutions to working women.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You'll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you learned something new from this episode, please consider dropping us a rating or review on Apple.***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
49 minutes | 5 months ago
I Don't Regret Delaying Motherhood to Live a Sex and the City Lifestyle - Michelle Mansfield
Nowadays, women are delaying motherhood until their 30s and 40s. Instead of craving those two blue lines, we focus on our goals, careers, traveling the world, and waiting not only for the perfect person but also for the ideal blend of financial and emotional stability.Studies have determined that—though it can be more difficult, biologically—"when women are able to get pregnant and have children later in life, there are significant benefits to both moms and their children."And Michelle has plenty to say about all of that. After all, by society’s standards, she’s an “old mom.”In this episode, Michelle Mansfield talks openly about why she doesn't regret waiting until her late thirties to have a child, how a gay man at a pool party in Mexico changed her motherhood trajectory, and the importance of living by your own rules. You can find Michelle at:Website: www.michellemansfieldauthor.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/happy_family_projectThe Honest Mom Project Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1763082143989755Michelle is offering the first 20 Mom After Hour listeners the chance to be beta readers of her new book, The Honest Mom Project. Learn more here! Bio: Michelle Mansfield is a board-certified Health Coach, author, and mother. After her daughter Brooklyn was born, she began her Health Coaching career, working with women with fertility challenges through pregnancy and postpartum wellness. Michelle has certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Cadence Health, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and is currently taking a Maternal Mental Health certification course with the Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. Her book, The Honest Mom Project, comes out later this year. ***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! We post a lot of funny, encouraging, and weird stuff. ***Are you craving some mom to mom chats? Mom After Hours now has a FREE virtual video support group to help mamas just like you! If you're interested in growing your village and connecting with other mamas, please complete the Mom After Hours Support Group survey. ***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing email@example.com. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
40 minutes | 5 months ago
I Almost Died During Childbirth, And It Forever Changed My Life - Aliette Silva
In the United States, over 700 women a year die of complications related to pregnancy, one of the highest maternal death rates in the developed world.And those numbers continue to climb. Childbirth complications don't discriminate. It can kill women of every race and ethnicity, education, and income level, in every part of the U.S. But it is Black and nonwhite women that have almost three times the risk of death from hemorrhage than white women.In 2016, Aliette Silva nearly became one of those women. With vivid recollection, Aliette Silva recounts the day she nearly died during childbirth, how her near-death experience significantly impacted her life, and why it's vital for women to endlessly advocate for their health.Connect with Aliette at:Instagram: www.instagram.com/shepensblog/Facebook: www.facebook.com/shepensblog/ Bio: Aliette Silva is a mom and a writer that lives for a good Cuban sandwich. Her work has been featured in Today Parents, Her View from Home, Filter Free Parents, and Scary Mommy. She writes posts, shares stories, and snaps pictures of the daily mama grind. Raised by Cuban parents and married into a multiethnic family, she values diversity. She is raising her two girls to embrace their Hispanic roots. When she is not writing, you can find her chasing sleep or her two girls all over Disney World.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! We laugh, play, and connect with our screaming kids in the background, too!***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a virtual hug through a rating or review on Apple.***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
40 minutes | 5 months ago
My Partner Left Me for Someone He Met On a Gaming App - Keisha Brooks
Cheating is one of the top marriage killers. Upwards of 40% of married couples are impacted by infidelity. And for unmarried peoples, research indicates cheating almost doubles the rate of married couples. It's obscene. Nothing can ever prepare you for the heartache, feelings of betrayal, and confidence shattering effects an extramarital affair brings. However, according to today's guest, Keisha Brooks, it is still possible to become whole again.In this episode, Keisha Brooks, a self-proclaimed "open-book" and twin mom, speaks candidly with Brandi about her non-traditional relationship with her ex-partner of 23 years, the trials and tribulations experienced, and her journey of healing after infidelity. Connect with Keisha at:Website: https://www.keishambrooks.com/Facebook: www.facebook.com/keisha5150Instagram: www.instagram/kbrooks1974Bio: Keisha Brooks is a funny, real, and truthful mother of twins, who will "tell it like it is while everyone else lies to you." When she's not navigating life's traumas and dramas as a 911 Operator and dabbles in acting and is the host of Keeping It Real TV on Facebook. She also starred on Nickelodeon's first season of, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, alongside John Cena! ***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! We post a lot of funny, encouraging, and weird stuff. ***Craving some mom to mom chats? Mom After Hours is starting a virtual video support group to help mamas just like you! If you're interested in growing your village and connecting with other mamas, please complete the Mom After Hours Support Group survey. ***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing email@example.com. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
48 minutes | 6 months ago
It's Okay to End Friendships That No Longer Serve You - Elisabeth Allen
Before you become a mom, your girlfriends tend to rule your world.From nights out on the town to girl’s weekends and endless texts and calls, it’s our besties that take center stage.Then… a baby, or two, arrives.And shit changes. A lot.In this episode, Brandi, and host of Bottomless MOMosa podcast, Elisabeth Allen, talk about the impact motherhood has on friendships, how friendships change through life's seasons, and signs that it's time to kick a friendship to the curb. Connect with Elisabeth AKA Liz at:Website: https://bottomlessmomosa.blog/Podcast: https://bottomless-momosa.simplecast.com/Instagram: www.instagram.com/bottomless__momosaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bottomlessmomosablogBio: Elisabeth Allen is the host of the working motherhood podcast, Bottomless MOMosa. She resides in the Chicago burbs with her husband, labradoodle Rafa and 2-year-old son Wesley. She's a full-time working mother, total extrovert, and realist, who sometimes tends to be a little blunt. She knows there is an ugly and beautiful truth behind new working motherhood so she created a space where we, as working moms, can learn, laugh, and grow together.***Connect with Mom After Hours on Instagram! You’ll get a dose of humor, motivation, and love all in one spot. ***Thank you so much for listening to Mom After Hours! If you learned something new from this episode, please consider dropping us a rating or review on Apple.***Ask questions or share episode ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback, too, so record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it on over!
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