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Mom Camp: Around the Campfire
42 minutes | 11 days ago
The power of decluttering and simplifying: A chat with Krista Lockwood of Motherhood Simplified
In this week's episode I am chatting with Krista Lockwood of Motherhood Simplified. We chat all things simplification and decluttering, and how it can in fact be possible for busy moms. Krista shares her story of how she, her husband, and their three kids moved from Alaska to Florida with only one suitcase each. They basically started from scratch, and she realized how much better she felt without all the "stuff." As she intentionally chose what items she allowed back into their home, she has been able to master the balance of having enough, without having too much. While Krista doesn't recommend the extreme route she and her family took, she has become passionate about helping moms declutter and simplify their lives. She shares how the changes she has made has truly simplified her life. The three biggest things that stood out for me were that she has less laundry, she has more time, and she is more calm about all things mom life. How awesome is that?! Krista is also the expert guest speaker for the January member call in Mom Camp: IGNITE, so if you want to dig in further for a private workshop with Krista, go to www.momcamplife.com/ignite for all the details! For the full show notes, Krista's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
55 minutes | 20 days ago
Numerology 101 & a forecast for 2021: A chat with Jessica Cerato
In this week's episode I am chatting with certified numerologist Jessica Cerato. We start off with the basics of numerology, how you can find out your own ruling number, and how numbers can work for you. Then we dive right in to her forecast for the year ahead, as she explains the numbers for each month and what they mean. It is a very cool conversation. What she shares about the numbers and energy for the first six months of 2021 is fascinating. Jessica's passion for this work and what it can do is contagious, and she offers an awesome perspective for the months ahead. Enjoy! To read the full show notes, see Jessica's bio, and contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
52 minutes | a month ago
Transforming your triggers: A chat with Dr. Lynyetta Willis
In this week's episode I am chatting with Dr. Lynyetta Willis. Straight up - this is a powerful episode. It is all about breaking the patterns we have learned since childhood, and identifying the triggers that can set us off. Lynyetta has developed the term "stable misery," that place where we can stay in less-than-awesome (or even unhappy) circumstances because they are familiar and feel "stable." These patterns are hard-wired in our brains (yay, it's not our fault!), and Lynyetta shares how we can in fact transform your triggers. She also shares a powerful and painful experience from her 20s that led her to dive into this work, and how she took action to change the patterns she was caught in. She became passionate about changing the legacy she wanted to leave. Lynyetta shares tangible, actionable steps and tools we can use immediately in our parenting. She is awesome. Her way of explaining what we're feeling, and how to get unstuck, is inspiring and motivating, without getting trapped in the struggles. It sounds like a heavy topic, but this episode is totally uplifting and joyful. There is so much goodness in this episode. So many lessons. So many ah-ha moments. For the full show notes, Lynyetta's bio and her contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcasts.
41 minutes | a month ago
The intersection of Mom and Entrepreneur: A chat with coach Roxanne Merket
In this week's episode I am chatting with Roxanne Merket, a life and business coach for moms. Her specialty is working with moms who have lost themselves a bit, they've forgotten who they are other than "mom." Our chat is all about how mom life and entrepreneur life can intersect and work together in a balanced, positive and productive way. This is an awesome episode if you are running a business, a side hustle, or if you're thinking about starting something new. Roxanne's energy is contagious, she is hilarious and this conversation was just a blast. Enjoy! For the full show notes, Roxanne's bio, and her contact info, visit www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Listening to the Universe, trusting ourselves: A chat with Cindy Ryan
In this week's episode I am chatting with my friend Cindy Ryan, the incredible woman behind Blissful Intuitive. Cindy is an intuitive coach, Reiki practitioner and a medium. She shares her story of the transformation her life has taken, from the decision to leave her marriage to embracing her true self. As a child Cindy would sense things, but as she grew older she ignored and repressed what was happening. It was only in the last few years that she truly started listening and embracing what she was experiencing. The story of how she started to hear and understand the messages she was receiving is fascinating and totally captivating. This might be the coolest episode to date. As someone who has experienced a session with her, I can honestly says Cindy is absolutely the real deal. It was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life, and I am so excited to introduce her to you. For the full show notes, Cindy's bio, and contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Navigating the daily challenges of blended family life: a chat with Adrienne Barton
In this week’s episode I am chatting with Adrienne Barton from The Art of Blended Chaos. We are talking about all things step families, or blended families. Adrienne shares her story of becoming a blended family and the challenges she encountered, as well as the things she has learned along the way. She has incredible perspective about navigating transitions and establishing new traditions, as well as great advice about making them as seamless as possible. It’s a great conversation about circumstances that can come with a lot of potential challenges, and how to navigate them and build positive, productive relationships along the way. To see the full show notes, Adrienne's bio, and her contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
The power of EFT Tapping: A chat with Self-Love Rebel Laura Parkinson
In this week's episode I am chatting with Laura Parkinson about all things EFT Tapping. Have you heard of it? EFT Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a simple and effective technique using a combination of modern day talk therapy and ancient acupressure (tapping on meridian points). Clinical studies show EFT Tapping is a powerful treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions. I love it because it's a form of meditation that feels accessible to me. The process of tapping directly influences the area of the brain that controls the fight, flight, freeze response and, as such, it is an exceptional tool for addressing trauma, and releasing limiting beliefs. We chat about Laura's journey with EFT, how it has helped her, and how she now helps other women using the same techniques. The best part? She leads us through a session right in the episode! If you want to check out the video of the episode and the tapping session, plus the full show notes and Laura's contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
The power to re-write your story: A chat with Dr. LaTarsha Holden
In this week's episode I am chatting with Dr. LaTarsha Holden, and her story is a serious inspiration. Twelve years ago, LaTarsha and her six children found themselves homeless. Fast forward to today and their life couldn't look any more removed from that place. They are all thriving - not to mention LaTarsha has a Doctorate in Leadership Studies, is the author of thirteen books, and an inspirational speaker. She shares her story and how she taught her kids the importance of service, and how they had the power to re-write their own story. They had nothing, were living in squatters' housing, and they found ways to practice acts of service each and every day. These lessons, and how LaTarsha found the strength to move beyond her situation and decide that she wanted more, make for one of the most incredible and admirable stories I have heard. This episode is packed with inspiration and wisdom that will show you that anything is possible. For the full show notes, LaTarsha's bio and contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
The importance of playful living: A chat with PK Beans Founder Traci Costa
In today’s episode I am chatting with Traci Costa, founder of PK Beans. We are chatting about playful living – and not just for kids. It’s an awesome chat about how important it is for us to keep play alive in our own lives as adults. We get so wound up in the work, the stress, the to do list, we can lose the freedom to just play. Not to mention technology, which can take over, numb us and erase our desire to let go and be playful. True free play has no outcome, no rules, no instruction, no structure. When was the last time YOU truly played with no boundaries? To see the full show notes, Traci's bio and contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Reducing your debt and finding your purpose: A chat with Bethany Adkins
In today's episode I am chatting with Bethany Adkins from The Millennial Mission. We are chatting about what it means to live a life of purpose. Bethany and her husband Corey found themselves heavily in debt (over $250,000), working jobs that made them feel like zombies, and doing everything but stepping into their purpose. Bethany shares their journey of both their failures and victories along the way to eliminating their debt and getting clarity on what they were meant to do. Bethany is passionate about helping others find a path to follow, and feel the peace that comes on the other side when you DO truly step into who it is you were created to be. She believes that nobody should have to live a life without purpose and nobody should have to figure out how to do this alone. Bethany's message is simple: you have a purpose. You just have to step into it! You can read the full show notes at www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Escaping mom guilt: A chat with LaWann Moses
In today's episode I am chatting with coach, podcaster and success strategist LaWann Moses about the big topic of mom guilt (insert ominous bom-bom-bommmmmm music). We talk about how LaWann defines mom guilt, and her answer is surprising! We get into the topic of the unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves as moms, and where that feeling of "should" comes from. (Sidebar: Why did June Cleaver and Mrs. Brady ever become the epitome of the "perfect mom?") LaWann is the host of the More than a Mother Podcast, and she helps moms to remember what they truly love and enjoy, the things that bring them happiness outside of their families. She believes it is possible to have a great career pursuing your dreams AND be a great mom at the same time. We talk about how it is okay to be a little selfish, to pursue our dreams and to put ourselves back on our own priority lists. As moms we can be so hard on ourselves, choosing to set aside our dreams and put ourselves on hold in favour of taking care of everyone else around us. LaWann has a ton of fantastic advice for how to shift your mindset about this, and going after your own dreams and being fulfilling outside motherhood can ultimately make you an even better mom. For the full show notes, and LaWann's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Body positive parenting: A chat with Registered Dietitian Jenn Messina
In today's episode I am chatting with Registered Dietitian Jenn Messina about body positive parenting. We chat about what the term "body positive parenting" actually means, and how you can bring it into your home even if you're still working on your own body positivity. Jenn shares that it starts with how we speak to ourselves and the type of language we use. We also talk about intuitive eating actually means and how to support a diet-free home. There have been a lots of great moves toward body positivity in the media and especially on social media, but still, the media is full of messages and images of a body image that is not necessarily attainable or even reasonable…Jenn shares how we can help our kids build resilience against these messages, and to create their own filters when they see them. Jenn is awesome and really highlights the importance of body positive parenting and a diet-free home. It was a fascinating chat, and it definitely made me even more conscious of the words we use at home! To see the full show notes, Jenn's bio and how to connect with her, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Know better, do better: A chat about anti-racism with coach Alyssa Hall
Today I am chatting with Alyssa Hall, an anti-racism coach. This is such an important conversation. It’s a huge conversation. We talk about the difference between non-racism and anti-racism, and how you can practice anti-racism in your own life. We talk about Black Lives Matter and a lot of different things affecting BIPOC, but the main point of our chat was to understand how an average person can implement change. How we can talk to our kids, how we can acknowledge our feelings in this situation, how we can explore and address our own underlying biases. How we can have the tough conversations in a positive way. How to create a safe space for BIPOC. The theme it comes down to is the Maya Angelou quote – know better, do better. I am not perfect at this, I am 100% still learning. We are all still learning. And that’s the point. Knowing better, then doing better. For the full show notes, Alyssa's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
On life, loss, and love: A chat with Dara Kurtz
Today I am chatting with Dara Kurtz – mother, podcaster, speaker, author, and breast cancer survivor. Dara’s newest book, I am My Mother’s Daughter: Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love, has just been released, and in the book and in this episode, Dara shares her story of losing her mother just two weeks after the birth of her first child. She grieved for many years and we talked about how that has impacted her in her work and as a mother. Years later Dara discovered letters her mother had written to her, and we talk about how this discovery gave her incredible insight into her grief, her relationships and her life. This chat goes deep. Accepting loss is not an easy topic and Dara is passionate about sharing what she has learned, so that others might be able to process and heal through their own journey. Her perspective is joyful, uplifting and incredibly insightful. For the full show notes, book info and more about Dara, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Surviving Homeschool: A chat with DeLise Bernard
Today I am chatting with DeLise Bernard of Surviving Homeschool, about all things homeschooling. We are in the midst of the back to school season and this episode is incredibly timely. So many parents are either making the leap to homeschool or considering dipping their toe in the water, and DeLise is a wealth of information about how to be successful on the journey. She shares about her own experience homeschooling her kids, how she has supported new homeschooling parents in this recent explosion of learning from home, and her best "survival tips" on how to get started the best way. Whether you're considering homeschool or facing some sort of distance learning in the next term, this is absolutely an episode to check out for awesome ideas to incorporate with your kids. For the full show notes, DeLise's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
How occupational therapy can help with pain-free parenting: A chat with Lisa Westhorpe
In this episode I am chatting with Lisa Westhorpe, owner of Nurture Occupational Therapy. We talk about what occupational therapy is, and how it can help a wide variety of challenges. She shares how she helps moms to "parent pain-free" - managing and overcoming the aches and pains that new moms experience when moving their bodies in ways they haven't before, and how she provides support for new moms as they adjust to the new physical demands that come along with first-time motherhood. We also talk about how our bodies change in ways we might be fully aware of. So often moms try to jump back into exercise at the six week mark post-childbirth, but Lisa talks about how it's important to consider how your body has shifted and what might have been easy pre-pregnancy is not always the best thing for you. Just think about jumping rope pre and post-childbirth as an example! Lisa shares the idea of "matrescence," the transition from pre-parent to parenthood. We talk a lot in society about adolescence - a time of huge change, growth, fluctuating hormones, etc - for kids as they grow up. Matrescence is the same thing, but it's rarely acknowledged or understood. It's like we're expected to just jump into motherhood and just "get used to it," but when you liken it to the drastic shifts of adolescence it really paints the picture of the challenges we face in that first year of motherhood. So much focus is put into the birth plan, but rarely do we look forward to a postpartum plan for what support we might need in place in those sleep-deprived months. This is one of the things that Lisa works on with her clients, ensuring that new moms have the support they need in those first few months of adjustment and recovery. I always say that while it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to raise a mom. This was a fascinating chat about motherhood and how we often negate or downplay the major changes that occur when we become moms - physical, emotional and mental. It needs to be acknowledged just how massive this transition is, and just how much we all need our village. For the full show notes and Lisa's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Making connections and having stories worth telling: A chat with Jessica Robles
In today's episode I am chatting with Jessica Robles, of Stories and Films. I love when I "meet" people for the first time and immediately feel a connection. We chat about a ton of different topics - including how she became a first-time mom and caregiver to a special needs baby in the same moment, how she and her husband made a conscious effort to celebrate him every day of his five years on earth, and how she started her media company to tell stories and connect people. We chat about simple ways you can care for yourself, and what "balance" looks like in the midst of a pandemic when work and home life blend. Jessica is a story teller by trade and by nature. She drops some serious wisdom that rocked me, right near the end of the episode, when she said "This is our one shot at this. This life, right here, right now, this is our one shot. Let's make the best of it. Let's be examples for others. Let's have stories worth telling. Let's have stories worth learning from." Mic drop. For the full show notes and how to connect with Jessica, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
From NICU mom to maternal mental health advocate: A chat with Bre Reid
In today’s episode I chat with Bre Reid, a mom life coach and founder of Yes You Can, Mama. Bre shares her story of her daughter’s birth at 28 weeks, the 12 weeks of NICU care, and her resulting PPD and PTSD. We talk about the lack of mental health support that is offered and available to new moms, and especially new moms of preemies. You get launched into the world of motherhood with no real training, no experience, ALL the hormones and NONE of the sleep. It’s as though the system is set up to create postpartum challenges, especially in countries with limited maternity leave. Bre’s daughter wasn’t even home from the NICU when she had to return to work. Bre has become passionate about spreading awareness about maternal mental health and the importance of finding the joy in motherhood. We talk about how moms get caught up in the “shoulds,” which can lead to the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion. She now works with moms to help them push through those shoulds and create a life they love. For the full show notes, and Bre's bio and contacts, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Eliminating the Mom Meltdown: A chat with Natalie Hixson
In today's episode I chat with Natalie Hixson, and it is an incredibly importance conversation. Natalie experienced an incredible turning point in living an abundant and joyful mom life: it occurred during a therapy session she scheduled for her daughter when she was told that SHE was the one who needed therapy. With therapy, she learned how to process anger in a healthy way and was inspired to then help other moms who may also be struggling. Mom anger is kind of a 'taboo' subject, but an important one to tackle which is why she's so open to speaking about her journey. As busy moms, we've all been at the end of our rope and have 'lost it' or had a meltdown in front of our kids. None of us is immune to these moments along our motherhood journey, and being overwhelmed can often lead to it happening more frequently. Natalie shares her method for recognizing patterns of overwhelm and how to respond to and process negative emotions. She truly believes that moms can find abundance and joy in motherhood without inviting overwhelm. For the full show notes, Natalie's bio and contact details, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
From health scare to life-changing clarity and inspiration: A chat with Lisa Michaud
In today's episode I am chatting with Lisa Michaud, a coach, speaker and powerhouse of inspiration. Lisa shares her story of a serious health scare that gave her life-changing clarity. She found her truth, got super clear on what matters most, and made huge changes to her life. She changed her city, lifestyle, and began building her business. We talk about expectations we place on ourselves and the expectations of others, how to let go of them, and how to stay true to yourself and what you know to be true. We talk about the importance of taking time for yourself to get connected to your own truth. Doing "the work" to get clarity can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be heavy or another item on your to-do list. Just a few minutes a day with your own thoughts to process things, little by little. We also get pretty passionate about the idea of taking care of yourself, and how it's the foundational step before anything else. Lisa shares her advice for mamas that have a dream sitting on the back burner, who are waiting for "one day"... either because they are scared, or feel like they don't have capacity, or aren't super clear on what or how important that dream actually is. We talk about finding your why and getting clear on the feeling you want to experience by going after your dream. When that why and feeling are crystal clear, you can find time, even five minutes a day, to bring that into your life today. It doesn't have to be "one day" after all. Don't wait to chase your dreams. Lisa gives us all permission to go after our dreams right now, to start small, but the important thing is to start. This episode is packed with energy and inspiration! For the full show notes, Lisa's bio and contact info, go to www.momcamplife.com/podcast.
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