Aubrey is one of my longest and best friends since high school! She's amazing in every way and has been through one of the hardest trials a mother could ever be put through: losing a baby.
Whether you have been through the same thing (if so, sending so many hugs!) or you know someone who has, we hope this episode can give some much needed comfort.
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Cheryl is a mother to five kids she's adopted. I love the way she navigates motherhood with all of her unique children! She has some excellent ideas, and I couldn't help but write some of them down to use for myself! One of my favorite tidbits from Cheryl was how she decides what her day is going to be like before it even starts.
Listen to today's episode to find out more gems of information!
Cheryl wanted me to share this link with you and says "Family Involvement Center is run by parents who help other parents navigate the unique needs of raising a special needs child. They offer classes, advice, a listening ear but most importantly HOPE for parents who may have lost hope."
Happy Thursday, Marvelous Moms! Abbi Perets is on the podcast today and I know you'll enjoy her energy. She is a writer and she absolutely loves what she does! Isn't it so great that we all have different interests and we're all good at different things? Like Abbi says, "One man's boring is another man's awesome." (Or woman... of course).
Listen to today's episode to hear about the three things Abbi believes are most important for success and happiness!
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We all like a good come back story, don't we? Jess Winnett grew up in a less-than-perfect home and had great examples of what not to do in her own marriage. Instead of continuing a cycle of poor choices and broken families, Jess has done everything she can to have a healthy relationship with her husband and children. She's proof that you can make a better life than your parents had, no matter how crazy things were for you growing up!
Listen for your marvelous inspiration!
Debbie Reber is on the podcast! She and I have something in common - we're the mothers of differently wired kids! Listen to the episode to see what that means. I relate to her so much, and I hope you will learn something by listening!
She has an amazing program called TiLT Parenting, and she's also coming out with a book, "Differently Wired", this June! Check out her website debbiereber.com to download a sneak preview!
Catherine Middlebrooks is a yoga teacher, mom wife, and the founder of brb Yoga. She helps mothers get their strength back after pregnancy and childbirth!
Listen to today's episode to find out why working out is different once you've had a baby, and why it's so important!
We're back after a little break! Michelle Gifford is on the podcast today talking about doing things your way. She's a business mentor, podcaster, Maskcara artist, and a photographer - just to name a few.
Check out her course! A Girlfriend's Guide to Blogging is your secret sauce to blogging to be found online. No more wasting time writing without being seen. This course walks you through step-by-step creating a blog and content that gets you found by the right people (think people searching on Google and Pinterest and finding YOU).
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Hey everyone! I've got Desiree Ward on the podcast and she is the creator of the Mom Conference. It is NEXT WEEK and I'm so excited to share this event with you. I have the opportunity to speak with lots of amazing people about different aspects of motherhood! You can watch the live event for FREE at home in your PJs snuggling with your babes. This is something you don't want to miss. We all need a refresher on our mom knowledge and education! Click my link to get your spot. HURRY!
Today's episode is a sweet treat - in more ways than one! Emily Scanlan works from home as a baker of cupcakes, cookies, and all the yummy things. She's also been through an interesting marital situation. Listen to the episode to find out what I mean!
Elizabeth Riley is on the podcast today! You know that feeling when you figure out what works best for YOUR family? That's what today's episode is all about! We all have our unique situations and schedules and families and we have to come up with our own special way of living our lives! Some things that work for one family might not be that awesome for another... and vice versa! Homeschooling is one of those things that can be GREAT if it's what fits your family! For Elizabeth, it's her way of putting her whole heart and soul into mothering.
You already know that I am a huge advocate for making money with Amazon. That's why I'm so excited to have another mama on the podcast who makes a healthy living as an Amazon seller! Amy Hoang helps other women with their selling ventures. Still not convinced that you can do things out of the "norm"? Listen to this episode for some inspiration!
It was so fun to interview Danielle! She also runs a podcast geared towards moms and all the aspects of motherhood. I can't wait for her to interview me next! This episode is a great reminder that anyone can reach their goals, even if it seems like "everyone is already doing it." There's always room for more awesomeness!
If you care about your health (shouldn't we all?) this episode is for YOU! Michelle Kelsch owns Movara Fitness Resort here in Southern Utah and she helps change lives every day by giving people the motivation they need to change their mindset when it comes to taking care of their health! There are so many ways that you and your kids can stay active and healthy. It's so important to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of your children!
Not many of us can say we've been critiqued in the tabloids, but Melisa Osmond found herself in the spotlight in a very unwelcome way. She married into a well-known family (can you guess which one?) and lives a mostly normal life. She never imagined that strangers could be so mean online! Even if you haven't been the target of cyber-bullying, we've all been victim of negative criticism at some point or another. Melisa shares how she overcame the hate in today's episode! She knows what you've been through and can say "Me, too."
Susie is a baby sleep consultant! If you struggle at all when it comes to your baby's or toddler's sleep (and we probably all do!) this episode is for you. With her business Sleep Baby Love, she shares her knowledge and experience with overcoming sleep problems.
Staci has been through her fair share of trials and has come through them with strength and grace. Faced with the challenges of an unfaithful partner and a brand new baby girl, she made the difficult choice to leave and start over for the sake of her daughter. Staci accomplished big goals while being a single mom! Since then she has remarried and now she knows what it's like to be with someone who treats her the way she deserves to be treated.
You're gonna love this one! Cat & Nat are the epitome of best mom friends. If you don't already know them, this episode will make you want to. "Momming" is better together!
Shara is an awesome woman I met at the Wannabe Balanced event this year. She's a mother of two, a news anchor for KSL, and overall boss mom! This is a great episode with a peek into what it's like to be a full time working mom and basically rock all aspects of your life.
Naimah Shaw is a mother to four kids and a successful blogger. She was born and raised in Guyana, South America. She home schools her kids and has always loved being a writer and sharing her passions!
Chelsea Andersen is mother to four kids. Her oldest son is in his early 20s and this episode focuses a little bit on a trial they went through with him as a family! Even when things seem horrible, it is possible to find beauty in everything.
I met Natalie through Periscope last year and she has an amazing story! So many of you have been through heart wrenching experiences and it's beyond comforting to know you're not the only one. We all have our trials, but the struggles that come with a newborn baby are unmatched when that sweet baby has serious health problems! If you need a little more inspiration in your day… this episode is for you.
Samantha Naud is an incredibly sweet person and it was wonderful to interview her. I can tell just by talking with her that she mothers her children with grace and respect. She has four children, and home schools them all (even the baby!) Listen to this episode so you can hear some great parenting inspiration and motivation. She's all about adventure and learning!
Jen has seven children ranging from the ages of 5-27. For the past few years, she has dealt with chronic pain and illness that makes it tough to be a good mom. But she's just as marvelous as the rest of us! She writes a blog, Chronically Positive Mom, that is geared toward helping other sick moms find ways to cope with the struggles of illness during motherhood. Not only that, she has a book coming out on June 23! It's called "The Sick Mom's Guide® to Having Fun Again: If I can do it, you can too!" and you should totally check it out.
This week's episode is with Jesika Harmon, mother of five on Earth and two in Heaven. Jesika has some great advice for teaching and being an example to our children, and she also shares some profound experiences. Listen to hear about what she calls "such a beautiful journey."
Jen Riday is the host of a podcast called Vibrant Happy Women, and she is the epitome of that name!
Ladies, be aware that major creative and special sparks flew during this episode. The synergy that can happen on a podcast interview is kind of amazing. I LOVED Jen when she interviewed me on her podcast, and loved her even more when I had the chance to chat with her for an episode of MY podcast! She is a remarkable insightful woman and you would be smart to follow her podcast as well as this one.
We talked a lot about motherhood and how imperative it is that we create joy in the center of our homes. I LOVED how she compared mothers to the sun, with planets- our kids and spouses- orbiting around us, and how if we are happy it effects that orbit and energy. It's the phrase, happy wife happy life, right? But a lot more spectacular than that.
The best thing that happened on this episode was the validation of how IMPORTANT it is to take care of myself before I can take care of my family. Following my dreams, passions and desires only makes me better, it doesn't take away that love I have for my children!
Meditation is something I have been thinking about, as well as this craving for yoga, and Jen brought all of it right to me with her belief that an hour of yoga is as good as weekend away.
Thank you Jen for having such a great conversation with me, sharing your insight as a mother of 6 children and proponent of happiness and vibrance!