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!
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.
Lindsey Shipley is an RN, international board certified lacation consultant, childbirth educator, and mom of two. She created Lactation Link to give women the confidence that is so essential when taking care of newborn babies. Lindsey created a business by seeing a real issue that needed a remedy. Listen to her story!
Jenny Wecker is a young mother of two who also owns and runs the amazing company Fawn Design! She started sewing when she was five years old and always knew she was supposed to do something important with her creative side. Listen to her story to find out how she came up with her idea, be inspired by her hard work ethic, and realize you can do amazing things too!
Hey everyone! Today is a great one for all you foodies or moms wanting a little reset on your eating routine. I love Sam's tag line- you can't eat clean without getting dirty!
If you think about it, most convenient food isn't messy. We gravitate to fast food and easy meals to prevent further work in the kitchen. Raise your hand if you've ever ordered in just because you CANNOT do another dish. My hand is up.
I love stories that include someone finding silver lining in a hard situation. Sam had major digestive issues for most of her life, and as she got to the bottom of what was causing it, she developed a way to eat. And it hasn't only benefited her, but those around her and anyone who wants to take advantage of her research and planning!
Tune in to listen to more and get started with Sam's meal planning subscription to help you make meal time healthy and easy!
PJ is the mother of 8 children that are all homeschooled and help run the family business. They work on a goat farm that produces amazing products from the goat milk they have in excess. PJ transitioned to a natural and organic life for her kids and wanted to feed raw goat milk to her children. The very act of having the animals added to their homeschool experience and family environment. Realizing the goat milk could be used for more than just consumption, PJ started down a path that has completely changed her life!
What began as having a few dairy goats turned into a full fledged million dollar business that ships goat milk based products all over the country!
I loved how she talked about opportunity cost and the value of doing things you should be doing can sacrifice time spent on something actually worthwhile or beneficial! So many nuggets of info here, and that was one that especially stood out.
Listen to her episode to hear the whole story! It was so great to chat with PJ about her life. She was kind enough to offer a free soap for all my listeners! Head to GOAT MILK STUFF to get yours!
Thank you PJ for being a marvelous mom and for sharing your story with all of us! It was so inspiring and fun to listen to!
Today you're going to hear a slightly different episode! I let the amazing Whippycake (remember her from episode 79?) interview ME on the podcast!
In honor of International Women's Day I was really excited to share more about my own story as a mompreneur business owner! I love sharing stories of my guests and have been asked a lot lately to share more of my own background and what a day in the life is like for me!
So sit back and relax and enjoy the fun twist on today's episode! Thank you Whippy for being an amazing host!!
Today's episode is all me, your host, Kirsten (you know me, right?) sending my voice into cyberspace for you to listen. I'm sharing some pretty personal stuff about what life is looking like for me right now and how so many bumps and bruises have led me to a GLORIOUS rainfall! I used to hate rain...ok I still kind of hate rain. I'm a summer soul, born in June and I love the sunshine. Gloomy skies mean gloomy moods for me. So thankfully the rain I'm speaking of is hypothetical, and the best type of rain anyone can hope for. The rain of abundance. After spending a year working harder than I've ever worked, I am reaping some amazing rewards and I wanted to share that with you!
It's only fair to get to hear the good stuff, after sharing some of the struggle along the way, right?
I don't know that I've ever talked this long on my own without a guest, so I hope it proves how much I had in my heart to share! I've tried to record this a few times and today it flowed freely.
So enjoy, find some inspiration (I hope) and peace, knowing that all hard work pays off!
Have a marvelous day!
I promise you don't have to have the name Wendy to be a part of this awesome book!
Wendy really helped me gain some serious, needed perspective with my life when we chatted. I'm telling you ladies, I have the BEST job ever!
I was in a place of feeling so incredibly unbalanced with my life. I still feel that way now, but the coolest thing I learned from Wendy is that there is more of a rhythm that happens in life, rather than a perfect balance. The rhythm will change daily, weekly, monthly etc. but as long as we are aware of that we can really feel more balanced! In her words:
"I don't believe in balance. I think we find rhythm in work and family, but never balance, and that's okay. Most of us work full time jobs, and give our family the left overs. That's not balance. Or we become obsessed with our family, and are not able to do well, or enjoy our work- that's not balance either. When we can find a way to love what we're doing, and when we can feel that it is important and making a difference, we're able to be PRESENT in what we're doing, when we're doing it. Rhythm happens when you can be fully present with your family when you're with them, and then fully present with your work, when you're working. Finding rhythm makes seeking balance irrelevant."
Go listen to the rest of our chat to learn more about Wendy and the failures that have led her to success! It's a good one! I mean...aren't they all? I have the most marvelous moms on this podcast!
This one was INCREDIBLE to me. So many mothers and stories have come to me on this podcast but none really like this one. We all face extreme obstacles sometimes, and this is a case where those obstacles might have seemed completely insurmountable. Considering how strong the clutches of addiction are- I consider it a miracle when anyone escapes and can create an amazing life. This is a must listen! To hear more from Wendy you can grab a copy of the book- Success Through Failing or attend the summit! Summit.successthroughfailing.com
Thank you Wendy for bravely sharing your story, I know it uplifted me and opened my eyes so much!
Emily not only has a thriving business but a thriving family as well! Emily is a mom of three including a set of twins after struggling for years with infertility.
Not only has she had a journey growing her amazing family, she has also taken baby steps to grow her incredible business into what it is now. She had to throw "planning" out the window at a certain point in her story, against her nature to constantly plan- and the fact that her job was literally to make planners.
Emily is truly a sweet person and you'll adore every moment of this episode. So easy to talk to, so inspiring and she really brings home all the feelings that come with being a devoted mother who is also devoted to her business.
Emily is also the author of Grace Not Perfection, which really sums up the struggle we all feel when it comes to being "perfect parents" or "perfect business owner" or really- perfect ANYTHING!
I always have guests appear in my life right when I need them- which I consider a huge bonus of what I do- but I am always happy to share these messages and moments with the rest of you!
Thank you Emily for reminding me to give grace to myself, my family and my calling!
Nellie's amazing message is perfect for moms in all walks of life- but especially the mompreneurs out there listening! It's always inspiring to hear stories from women who have really conquered the world so to speak- and have tremendous knowledge to share with the rest of us! Nellie is and has been an entrepreneur, along with her husband, for their entire marriage.
They created a successful company in the 90's, and proceeded to sell it for 20 million dollars. Too young and energetic to retire, they decided to start again and create another successful business, this time in the social media age!
Nellie talks a lot about how she gets it all done, what her kids expect from she and her husband (it might surprise you) and how she deals with mom guilt!
This is a great one for the aspiring entrepreneur, or someone seasoned and needing a little pick me up!
Thanks Nellie for your words of wisdom!
Candace's blog speaks to my soul. I found her on instagram and this memory came rushing back. A memory from before I was a mother and people told me everything would change. I'd never be able to travel, to do ANYTHING fun again because now it would all be about my kids. That wasn't fun to hear! And I didn't believe it when I heard it. I believed then and still believe now that we can have a lot of luxe in our lives, even with kids. In fact, they are the ones who make all those things 10X better!
Candace's blog will show you how to still be fabulous and have a great time with your family. No need to settle for mediocrity or blah...make it luxe...with kids!
Jenna has made a huge difference in my life with her friendly personality and willingness to help others grow their online businesses! Starting with her own boutique she has always been determined to make some sort of extra income for her family. She made me giggle when she said if she didn't have a way of doing online business she'd be an Uber driver or have a paper route. I think we can all relate to wanting some extra spending cash and the flexibility to make money from home. Jenna has mastered many ways to do just that and is inspiring many women every day to create, learn and be successful in their own businesses. I really wanted her to share bits of her journey for those of you who may think you don't have time for anything else! With a husband in law school and two small children she is working with those extra hours to both contribute to their household and feel fulfilled in a wonderful productive way!
Jenna now runs an online blog where she can literally do work with nothing but her cell phone and a laptop. You can check out her amazing blog Hello Fab to see what she's up to these days in the online world. I love her posts there and that they vary between fashion tips and deals and also mompreneur advice!
Jenna spoke my language when she admitted that even if she didn't have a lot going on with her business she still wouldn't have a spotless house or gourmet meals on the table every night! And that running her business is an outlet and really something she does for HER...that happens to make money!
Jenna fills us in with some of her expertise on how to make money blogging! If this is something you've been wanting to do, this is the episode for you! Jenna has put four years of hard work into her amazing blog/business and it shows! She's super talented and someone I drop everything to watch on Periscope!
I absolutely loved it when Jenna said, in regard to our interview: "Let this MOTIVATE you. You are wonderful and perfect no matter where you are at in your entrepreneurial or motherhood journey you just gotta get going!"
Come listen in to get all of the amazing advice and inspiration Jenna offers in our chat!
And thank you Jenna for being so amazing, inspiring me as a mompreneur and woman and for all that you are offering the world through your beautiful example!
Holly is the epitome of a mompreneur- she has worked so hard to build a successful business doing something she loves- and done it so well that she recently retired her husband from his job as a radiologist!
She is a live streaming pro and has implemented Facebook live into her life, reaching out to her 2.6 million Facebook followers! Through the quirky mom Facebook community she is connecting with mothers from all over the world, giving mothering advice, fun ideas for activities to do with the kids and so much more!
I loved chatting with her about her journey and how it began from wanting to document moments, to help other moms see that they are not alone in this crazy mom life and then how she's worked hard to turn that passion into an income.
She gets passive income in a way very few people do and I was all sorts of excited whilst talking with her on the podcast! Check it out, I guarantee you'll learn something and be inspired!
Have a great day and thank you Holly for sharing your greatness with us!
Mia was such a soul sister and I loved hearing about her adventures in both healthy eating and entrepreneur life. She is a fellow podcaster and I could talk to her every day and it still wouldn't be enough- so thank goodness for her podcast where I can learn all she has to share!
She went from drinking 8 cups of coffee (or more) per day to eating completely raw vegan and doing yoga pretty much overnight and lost the 75 pounds she had gained from having babies. She didn't stop there either, she took her story to the internet and now inspires hundreds if not thousands of people to do the same by planning simple meals and making healthy eating possible for everyone!
Her new book is out now and she is taking her family on a "fambatical" while she does her book tour, because it wouldn't make sense to promote healthy eating with the family without....the family! Listen in to her business skills, her health journey and so much more on today's episode!
Thomasine is a marriage and family therapist, with emphasis on family therapy in the Los Angeles area. She has a very interesting career background and I really loved hearing about what brought her into the role she fits perfectly with now, which is being a therapist. In the middle of all of this she became a mother and has found herself in the place a lot of working moms find themselves in- wanting to be home more with their kids. Having the freedom to be your own boss and make your own hours.
So she started her own practice which did just that- gave her a lot more control in her life to be the mother she wants to be! While a lot of therapists think they need and MBA to go out on their own, she simply hired a business coach and was brave enough to go for it!
Listen to her story of how her miscarriage helped her realize a need that wasn't being met among the mothering community and what she is doing now to stay busy even with a husband who works as a Disney Imagineer and two beautiful daughters!
Thank you Thomasine, you are one sharp lady and I loved getting to know you and hearing your story!
Hey Marvelous Moms! Today I'm talking about something that has changed my life for the absolute better- what has catapulted us into a completely new lifestyle full of abundance and happiness. It's called passive income and I've been able to not only understand it but be the benefactor of it's power in my life! My husband was able to quit his job in March after only doing online business for 3-4 months!
I'm flying solo today to tell you about some changes coming to Marvelous Moms Club for the summer, some changes happening in my life and how it's all been made possible! Stay tuned until the end for a special discount code!
Have a great weekend moms!