Julie Ball is the creator of Sparkle Hustle Grow, a subscription box and online community for entrepreneurial women. Along with that, she's created a subscription box specifically for families called Together Unplugged!
Today on this special Friday episode I'm talking about the trap that many moms fall into as a school year ends. We are all relieved for the break from packing lunches, signing papers, field trips etc. But we are also guilt ridden women who tend to look at what we did NOT accomplish through the year vs. what we DID. I'm giving some trips and tricks to help you appreciate the last 9 months and own the amazing memories you made as a family and how YOU grew this year too!
Michelle Bowler is an army wife and a mother to four girls! She wanted to create a way for women in situations similar to hers to feel connected. She created her own blog and podcast, The Waiting Warriors, as a place for "waiting wives" to find comfort and to know they're not alone. It's kind of like the Marvelous Moms Club, but especially for wives of military or first responders!
This episode is so inspiring whether you are a waiting wife or not. As always, there is something for everyone to relate to. I hope you listen and enjoy!
Welcome to a special Mother's Day episode of the Marvelous Moms Club! You may have already noticed, we have gotten a little bit of a facelift- with a new logo and some new content! What has REALLY changed here is the purpose and mission of this community- and that includes you. On this day dedicated to mother's- I wanted to take some time to tell you how much I appreciate you for being here- and to give you some sneak peek insight into what is ahead. I share the new Marvelous Moms Club mission statement and how my own perspective has changed since starting this "club" 3 1/2 years ago! Tune in to listen!
Abby Chao believes that every child in America should have access to a college fund. With the insane cost of college, wouldn't you agree?! In today's episode she talks about CollegeBacker, the company she founded about two and a half years ago. She's come up with an awesome way for you to help your child save money for college! It's never too late or too early to start.
Listen to learn more about it. And check out collegebacker.com/marvelousmoms for a special deal for our listeners!
If you don't know Jalynn, I'm so excited for you to be introduced to her! She's well known in the blogging world, the direct sales world, and the fashion world. She's made a name for herself with Senegence, the company that makes LipSense, and she has accomplished so much more. I hope you'll love listening to her experiences and advice as much as I did. You can learn something from her, whether you're in the same business realm or not! As a mom of two, she also knows just how important and challenging the role of mother is. What are you waiting for? Listen up!
Shae is one of the most amazing women I know and I fell in love with her accent first, her heart second and her sense of humor last but not least. You never know what's going to come out of her mouth- as you'll hear on this episode- and you will find she's the first person to catch you when you're falling. She's a mom of two teenage boys- so if that doesn't tell you how marvelous she is- I don't know what will. Find show notes at marvelousmomsclub.com
Hey ladies! If you have been listening in real time for the last three years- you've noticed the absence of new episodes! In this episode I'm explaining where I've been and literally where I moved over the summer last year! I can't wait to catch up with you!
Erin- I owe you one girl- because you are a saint! Erin was kind enough to let me interview her TWICE because our first interview from almost two years ago was corrupted! Here we are now though- sharing this fantastic interview with you! Erin is a mother I look up to SO much! She's not only a military wife, the most PATIENT mother I've ever seen in action but she's also an entrepreneur and the creator of MOMMI- with the most amazing healthy offerings for moms! Check out this episode- and go to the blog to get 20% off your first order from mommi.com!
Faith is such a dear sweet person, just the sound of her voice will soothe you into a lull! She has experienced the heart breaking trial that many mothers and hopeful mothers experience- infertility. She has miraculously been able to give birth to two daughters- with a third baby on the way! I love the perspective she has on experiencing hard things and how her eyes were opened to the benefit of allowing others to shoulder your burdens with you. Her struggles have opened up doors and conversations with other women experiencing the same pain. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur with a thriving ecommerce business! 4EverrMemories can be found here---
Ok ok, it's not what you're thinking. Or maybe it is, depending on how much you thought that one out. It could sound like the start to a very twisted disturbing story- but it's actually a BEAUTIFUL story of selfless love. Joanna was a SURROGATE for her brother and his wife, after many heartbreaks with infertility. Hearing it from her perspective made for a really beautiful and sweet episode- so tune in now to hear all the details!
Erin has been a friend of mine thanks to Periscope for nearly three years now. I have adored her since her first live stream and have thankfully kept up with her this entire time on social media. She is a wealth of knowledge as a nurse and a mother. And girls- she can bake a MEAN batch of cookies! I'm posting the recipe below cuz it's like kind of a big deal.
Erin enriches the internet space by sharing so much knowledge to women trying to navigate life with their bodies, motherhood, birth and everything in between. She is a loving advocate for natural birth but is supportive of women however they choose to bring their children into the world. If you follow her in any capacity I can guarantee your confidence level in life will increase because knowledge is SO much power!
Erin also shares her near drowning experience and what it taught her about life and what ran through her mind when she thought she might be in her last moments.
These two ladies are SO impressive and have turned their own personal struggles as women and mothers into a community that serves THOUSANDS of women!
I love a good pay it forward story as much as the next person, but when people stumble upon something simply by caring to help others- it gives me chills. These two sisters embarked on a diet challenge of sorts when each of them were experiencing their own set of struggles. They sacrificed to do it together and it ended up bringing them closer than ever. Listen in to hear them chat about their story and the birth of their movement- Strong Fit Mamas!
Homemaker. Do you love that word or do you hate it a little? Most of us Marvelous Moms feel the pressure of keeping a home in order at least sometimes, right? For a lot of us, it's our "job."
Kendra Hennessy is the owner of "Mother Like a Boss" and she is on the podcast today to tell us that we don't have to let this word define us! Also, we don't have to dread cleaning our houses and everything else that comes with the word "homemaker."
This episode definitely changed my perspective on homemaking and I am excited to share it with you.
Hey Marvelous Moms!
I know every single episode is inspiring in one way or another, but wow, this one gave me the chills! Amy Twitty is our guest today and she tells us about her fighting efforts to adopt her children. I loved listening to her amazing stories and I know you will too.
Do you ever wish you were better at planning? I know I struggle to prioritize my time and stay organized, sometimes despite my best efforts. Tonya Dalton is our guest this week, and she has a business centered around productivity tools and training.
Listen to our chat, and check out her website. Happy planning!
Today's guest has chosen to remain anonymous for her own privacy. Her subject is a sensitive one but it needed to be talked about on the podcast because unfortunately, infidelity does happen sometimes. Many victims choose to leave and some, like today's guest, choose to stay.
We often think we know what we would do in a certain situation, until it actually happens to us. I hope her story can help you if you are in a similar situation, or if you know someone who's gone through it! We could all use and give a little more forgiveness, don't you think?
Thanks for listening!
Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!
Today's guest is Christina Tinker. She's a public speaker and she has also founded a parenting website! You can find the links at the bottom of this page.
I hope everyone enjoys what she has to say about parenting!
Hey Marvelous Moms! If you're looking for advice on how to be more efficient and balance your work life, this episode is for you! Suzanne is amazing. Listen to our chat to learn about her book, Mompowerment!
Click here to find the book!
I don't know how many of you have been with me from the beginning of this podcast, but if you have, you probably know how the book "The Miracle Morning" changed my life! That's why I'm so excited about this episode. Lindsay McCarthy teamed up with Hal Elrod, the author of the original book, to make a version especially designed for parents and families!
Listen as Lindsay shares a few golden ideas that led to this amazing follow-up book.
You can find her book by clicking this link below!
If you like positive people (don't we all?) you'll like Dena! Like Aubrey from last week's episode, Dena suffered the loss of a child when she delivered a still born baby. She's also recently lost several other close family members, so she is no stranger to loss.
I've never been through these kinds of experiences, but I know many people have, so I hope you can find the strength to be positive through your own trials, whatever they may be!
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.
Follow Evie's special Instagram at instagram.com/evielaree
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!
Here are some awesome resources from Abbi:
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!