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Mother Flipping Awesome
28 minutes | 5 days ago
On Respecting Our Babies, with Guest Junnifa Uzodike
This week Abigail speaks with Junnifa Uzodike about her new book with Simone Davies: "The Montessori Baby". We talk about the importance of learning to listen to and co-create with our children now while they are young, and how this helps lay the groundwork for them to listen to and co-create with US when they are older.
37 minutes | 11 days ago
Building Back After Betrayal, with Guest Debi Silber
This week I speak with Dr. Debi Silber about why betrayal is different from other kinds of trauma, and how we can build our lives back after a betrayal has shaken our foundations. She also shares with us her own personal story of divorcing and later remarrying the same man, and how she and her kids made it through better than ever.
35 minutes | 19 days ago
Chic & Sustainable Style with Guest Jen Mielke
This week I speak with Jen Mielke from StyleCrush.co all about clothing sustainability. Whether you're already fashion-forward, or you haven't updated your clothes since your babies spat up on them, listen in to learn how sustainable reuse and/or vintage style can help our planet and make you look chic while you're doing it. The earth and your pocket book will thank you.
30 minutes | a month ago
A Rock Star Mom’s Guide to a Badass Life with Lindsay Manfredi
This week Abigail speaks with Lindsay Manfredi, a mom and a rock star, about how she transformed her difficult times and created her own "happy normal." She shares with us her life and parenting philosophy, as she lays it out in her new book "Unfuckwithable: A Guide to Inspired Badassery." Um, warning: this episode is EXPLICIT.
37 minutes | a month ago
Does Homework HAVE to Be a Battle? with Kelsey Komorowski
This week Abigail speaks with Kelsey Komorowski of Komo Consulting about how we can finally put an end to the Parent/Child homework battles. The answer: get our kids in touch with their own thinking processes and their own goals, so they can stop "dreading to study" and start "loving to learn."
15 minutes | a month ago
Teaching Our Kids Through Dares, with Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague
This week Abigail speaks with Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague about their new manual for young boys called The Book of Dares: 100 WAYS FOR BOYS TO BE KIND, BOLD, AND BRAVE. We discuss how they are using the playful idea of "dares" to help boys expand their worldview, develop deep respect toward girls and non-binary kids, and generally hold a healthier idea of manhood.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Joyful Rituals for a Clean Home
We've been in our homes more than ever this year. In this episode Abigail speaks with Becky Rapinchuk from Clean Mama about how we can use a simple ten minute habit to transform our homes into clean, organized, and comfortable spaces that inspire us more than they stress us.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Uncomplicate Our Relationship to Money, with Merel Kriegsman
In this episode Abigail speaks with Merel Kriegsman, Women's Wealth Advocate and Business Mentor. We discuss what it is like to be mothers and CEOs of our businesses and our families. We talk about how we women can - and must - transform our relationship to wanting, and making money, in order to create the emotional and financial lineage we wish for our families. Listen in and learn how to make money a force for good in your life and hopefully in the lives of others as well.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Healthy Screentime Habits, with Guest Julia Storm
In this episode Abigail speaks with Digital Media Wellness Specialist Julia Storm about the pressures parents feel around screentime. Do we give it, withhold it, or just go mad from it? And how do we define a new normal given all that has happened this past year? Listen in and find out why not all screentime is the same, why we should sometimes let our kids be bored, and how we can build healthy little digital citizens.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity & Connection
In this episode Abigail speaks with Lindsay Gardner about her new book Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity and Connection. The women in its pages remind us that it’s in the kitchen, in the field, and around the table that many women around the world do their most vital work as human beings. The result is an inspiring, empowering, and moving celebration of the place where food meets feminism.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
On Reinventing Ourselves, with Stephanie Thornton Plymale
In this episode Abigail speaks with Stephanie Thornton Plymale, author of American Daughter, about her deeply troubled relationship with her mentally ill mother, her family history which dates back to the American Revolution, and how she rose above it all to become the incredibly successful head of a family of her own, a business, and a charity. Listen in as we talk about how to reinvent our past and make our dreams come true.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Decoding Boys with Janet Allison
Abigail interviews Janet Allison, founder of Boys Alive! to discuss what boys need more of - and less of - in our society, in order to be the amazing force for good that they can be. We talk about our shared connection with Michael Gurian, the preschool-to-prison pipeline, and how to help our boys tame their sometimes aggressive tendencies through physical play. If you've got boys, you need this. And if you've got girls, you might need it even more!
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Can You Have a Bad Childhood and Still Give Your Kids a Great One?
Sometimes we come from somewhere hard. We know it's not what we want to pass on; yet it's written in our bodies, and sometimes it comes out in our words and actions. We parents CAN recode ourselves in the present, and alter the trajectory for our children's future. On this Open Community Call, Abigail shares the tried and true journey she takes parents on, in order to help them transform their past, and change their lineage for generations to come. :)
61 minutes | 4 months ago
How to get Your Strong-Willed Kid Working FOR the Family Instead of AGAINST You
Some kids listen easily. Maybe even some of YOUR kids. But ooh, there's that ONE that just seems to drum to his own beat. No worries. I'll happily slip you their sheet music. ;) Listen in to this episode, and I will show you the secret to how you can ask that child to do things in a way that will have them saying yes, and how to tell them no when you need to - in a way that won't have them losing it when you do. These kids are my jam. I get them because my oldest IS one, and he has taught me so much about how he works - and how he doesn't. And I have helped hundreds of families optimize these kiddos to the point they can barely remember how difficult things used to be.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
How to Be an Insanely Awesome Grown-Up Who Can Lead Little Humans with Ease
You were you. Then you had kids. And suddenly now you're the grown up in the room. Uh oh. What if you don't know how to be the one with all the answers? What if parenthood has you feeling removed from whom you used to be, and confused about whom you are even becoming? On this episode, Abigail features a recording of a live group coaching call she recently did. She shares with you how you can get your days feeling purposeful and on-track, so you can feel less overwhelmed and more empowered as a parent. Listen in!
5 minutes | 4 months ago
Myth 4: There Is A "Right" Way to Parent
After a long 2020 hiatus, Abigail Wald and the Mother Flipping Awesome podcast are back, closing out Season Two with this one last "Myth of Parenting" - our unspoken belief that there is one "right" way to parent - and reminding you that the only right way to parent is the one that is right for YOU and YOUR children. Tune in next week for the first of three "gift" episodes: a great way to get your 2021 started on a great note! Happy to be back, friends!
14 minutes | a year ago
Myth #3: Parenting is Personal, Not Political
In part 3 of the 4 Top Myths of Motherhood, we debunk Myth #3, that parenting is personal, not political. Abigail explains that parenting is indeed "doubly political" - not only is our parenting deeply affected by politics, but our parenting can also affect politics in turn. Together, we will look at some of the gender-based, economic, racial, cultural, and other ways politics affects parenting. And then we will shift our lens to look at the power we parents have in creating the world we want to build for the next generation.
11 minutes | a year ago
Myth #2: It’s Our Job to Give Our Kids Consequences
In this episode, Abigail takes on the holy grail of parenting: the idea that kids need consequences and that we have to be the ones to give it to them. She shares with you the story of a daddy and some Sunday morning pancakes and through that, she introduces you to her concept of pre-work, which helps you turn the inevitable moments of discipline into connective moments of learning.
6 minutes | a year ago
Myth #1: Does Having Rage Make Me a Bad Mom?
The first in a 4- part series examining the myths of motherhood. This week we’re looking at rage and what it means if we have it. So many of us good mothers (me included) have found ourselves in moments of explosion, shocked that we have a dark side to our love. In this episode, Abigail explores 3 core sources for this rage and shares how rage is actually a gift as long as we know how to use it. Listen in if you dare.
7 minutes | a year ago
How to Take the Break You Deserve
Parenting can feel relentless, so we get used to over-riding our own needs. We think "who else is going to do it if I don't" but perhaps the better question is "if I don't take care of myself, who will?" I give you my "tap out strategy" so you can take the break you need even if you're single parenting. Because we both know you can't give to others (including your kiddos) if you don't give to yourself.
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