Hey moms! I hope you are surviving the summer and looking forward to the consistency the beginning of school will bring! I know I am!
I can't wait to do school drop off, have some more time to get things done without the pressure of entertaining everyone and to have a set schedule again! Summer, I LOVE you but it's time for you to go now! Anyone else agree?
Today I'm sharing all about the Marvelous Moms Club Inner Circle and how you can get some amazing discounts and bonuses from being a member! It's something I've been really excited to offer and we have some amazing opportunities in there for all of you to enjoy!
Also- I know how many of you are wanting a little extra money. How great would it be to put in some work for a month or two and then reap the benefits of that work for the next year? Maybe more? Do you want more for a vacation? A really awesome Christmas? Maybe you need a bigger car or home but it's just not in the budget? I've talked about it before but I'll tell you about it again- AMAZON! It can honestly change your life, and we've been able to change ours just from selling some items on Amazon!
It's Amazon week for us and we have awesome ways to win a $50 Amazon gift card just for tuning in and learning more about what we do and how you could do it too! Head to www.amazonfbacourse.com to learn more!
And make sure you head to www.marvelousmomsclub.com to join the inner circle and start learning and saving today!
Have a marvelous day mommies!
You know that mom, the one you're like "How is she just SO cool? Can I be that cool or was she just born with that cool factor?" That for me is moms like Kimi. She stands out, she's not afraid to be authentic, original and it's impossible to not like her. I love her unique style, her attitude of fun and the mother she is to her two teenage sons! It is with CRAZY excitement that I share this interview with the "cool" mom in my hood, Kimi! Not only is she a cool mom but she's a cool person. She's in a band, she goes to concerts with her kids and is an avid Coachella attendee, her boys will tell you at any given time music is blasting through the house, need I say more? Oh wait, I can. She's been in a movie! So rockstar, movie star and now, Marvelous Mom's Star!
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!
Catherine is one of those women who you'd never guess has a "past" or has experienced one of the most heartbreaking trials a woman can face. Her constant smile and kindness towards others as well as the amazingly happy family she has are the result of choosing joy, and navigating her way through one of her biggest challenges.
At the age of 28 with 4 young children aged 7, 5, 3 and 8 months old her family was forever changed after a car accident on the way home from family dinner. She lost her husband in the blink of an eye and was faced with the daunting task of raising these children on her own. And while she had the help of friends and family, as she put it, nobody loves your children the way you do. She became mother and father, taking on two roles and choosing to do it as well as she possibly could. She chose to thrive and not just to survive. She made it through years of single parenting with the help of resilient and patient children.
Years later she reconnected with her high school sweetheart and they married and blended their two families together. So now she is the proud mother of 7 children including two step children and her youngest son Jackson who unified the family and serves as their energetic family mascot!
I loved talking with Catherine about the ways she has not only overcome her biggest pains and obstacles, but how she's grown to be the amazing woman and mother she is today.
Her insight into blending a family together and some of the ways they have grown are insightful not only for blended families but for all families. Working together, yearly vacations and fostering safe and loving environment are all ways she and her husband have worked to create a happy home.
I'm so happy Catherine shared her story with me so that I could share it with the rest of you. I hope that it serves as comfort, or a guide to those of you who may face the same trials.
Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!
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!
Bethanie became instantly one of my favorite people the first time I spoke with her on the phone. Another modern day marvel thanks to social media I only know her because of a photo her husband posted of her coming home from a taping of the Steve Harvey show where "New School Moms" vs "Old School Moms". Ben, my husband is actually the one who found the photo while Disney hashtag searching and we were super intrigued to hear their story and what made them so "unconventional". She was totally up for talking and we chatted on the phone for 20 minutes and I felt instantly connected to her because she just GETS IT. She's a dreamer, just like me. And she understands how Disney plays a role in having a life full of dreams! She just takes it to an even cooler level as a professional princess and she's married to one of the most TALENTED costume designers I've ever met.
I love when she explained the joy of being a princess and looking into little girls eyes and telling them their dreams can come true. I think you REALLY have to believe that is truth to share it with children and I can totally understand how it would be an emotional experience to carry such a beautiful message and to deliver it with little dreamers! And she even SOUNDS like a Disney princess- don't you think? I love that she is pursuing such a wide array of dreams and goals all while being a marvelous mom to her three beautiful kids! And teaching them that no dream is too big, you are never too old to pursue what you love! For example, she started dancing as an adult and while most people would feel "too old" to start up a new talent, she is going after it anyway and teaching her children a valuable lesson!
Bethanie and her husband are a bit unconventional in that they are currently "Unschooling" their children. It sounds so scary and odd but the more I've learned about it the more I realize it only sounds weird and scary because it's different and think about this- every person who has had crazy success in life has stepped outside of the norms to create their own amazing life. So while it seems like a hippy idea- it's actually resonating with me more and more and I'm realizing that YES why WOULDN'T you want to teach your children how to be responsible adults and to let their creative curiosity guide their knowledge? They are learning at a young age how to set goals and work hard to achieve them! You can read so much more about this on her blog listed down below!
I love when Bethanie started talking about possibility- this isn't an exact quote but she said, "Your life is whatever you believe it is. Your reality is whatever you want it to be! You don't have to focus on sadness- you can create something so much more magical and beautiful- you can create whatever you want to live in. Once you start believing the world is a good place- you start noticing the good even more. Life snowballs in a really great way."
Thank you Bethanie for sharing your story, for being so charming and wonderful and I am so excited to take Disney by storm with you! :)
Brittany's story left me in tears the first time I heard it. I mean we're talking sobbing in the front seat while my husband was driving. I knew instantly I had to share it on the podcast, not because it is fascinating and heartbreaking at the same time, but because her attitude and zeal for life going forward is inspiring.
Knowing your future could be very short on the earth could cripple you and leave you in state of helplessness, but Brittany has taken a very rare diagnosis and chosen to have the fullest life possible, without fear or limitation. Her light shines around everyone near her and if I could talk to her every day I would!
She is a killer mompreneur with so many things going on it's no wonder people call her "busy Britt"!
Come listen in to hear her story and be motivated to not waste a single moment of your life. I know I won't after hearing from her!
Have a marvelous day!
Sadie was a much needed breath of fresh air in my life on the day we interviewed and again as I edited our chat for the rest of you to listen to. Her words are inspirational, empowering and will remind you of how truly amazing you are. She illustrates perfectly how I feel about each one of you, how much I want you to know how beautiful and amazing and MARVELOUS you are!
Sadie has changed a broken home upbringing into a flourishing life where she has overcome her crutches of eating and poor relationships to find true happiness.
She's so much more than her story and continues to inspire women on her blog, Simply Sadie Jane. Her attitude is one we should all adopt when trying to conquer the world. Follow her story and learn from her, I know I have and will!
Thank you Sadie for bravely sharing your raw emotions, your journey and so many words of encouragement to me personally and to the other women listening!
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!
I have the best job in the world- well two of them. The first is being a mother and the second being the host of this incredible podcast where I have been able to share stories of love, accomplishment and SO much more. I am inspired daily by marvelous women who are making their families and the world a better place to live in!
It is with great joy and honor that I share this episode with you, the culmination of 100 episodes.
And now I want to ask....What makes YOU a Marvelous Mom?
It's episode 99! I'm all sorts of grateful today on the podcast for where this journey has taken me so far. It's made it possible for me to have a full time stay at home husband as well as SO many other things. I love each guest and I wanted to jazz you all up for tomorrow's amazing 100th episode!!!! I can't believe we've done this many and I've definitely benefited the most from all of these lovely amazing women!
Check out the ratings and reviews section of iTunes right now to leave me a rating and review for my birthday! It's the best gift you could give!
Have a great day and we'll see you tomorrow on episode 100!!!
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Lyndy is such a rockstar- like literally. She is a musician extraordinaire with such a beautiful voice and message to share! I have known her for a long time and have watched her journey evolve as she went from full time mother to full time mother AND musician pursuing her dreams! She is so inspirational on so many levels and I love hearing her work through the conflict that can arise when balancing "real life" with your "work life"!
I'm so honored to have had her on the podcast to share how she inspires her family by reaching for her dreams and how she's brought her passion for music into her family life!
Listen in and enjoy, and then soon after go check out some of her fabulous music!
Today I'm sharing my daily summer schedule and how we are going to keep everyone sane while working from home and having all the kids home!
I'm also sharing the summer schedule for the podcast and what you can expect this week as we gear up for episode 100! Can you believe we have gotten this far already? If you haven't yet, will you be so kind to leave a rating and review for me right now? I'd sure appreciate it! Have a great day mommies and keep on listenin'!
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!
Shannon was a delight to talk to, and I loved getting to know her and her story of motherhood! Starting out as a single mom she balanced her own world with that of being a mother in a coparenting situation. Years later she found the man of her dreams and has since had three more children! She chats about the interesting balance between having a child in high school and a child in preschool and what it's like to have her toe in two different worlds of parenting.
After putting her career and education on hold to raise her family she is now taking things a step at a time, getting her Masters degree so she can pursue a career in school counseling and family therapy.
Her God centered approach is so sweet and I know you'll love hearing about each aspect of her journey and gain respect for her trials! Thank you Shannon I just love you!
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!
McKenna is not only one of my favorite people to follow on snapchat but she is a mom with a really cool story and a lot to share with the world! Holistic healing is just one of the many things she does on a daily basis and you'll need to listen in to hear all about her and what she does! I love that she went from having a uterus that was completely unable to conceive to one that conceived on its own without any medical assistance just by changing her diet and health habits! It reminds me that anything is possible and there is never reason to doubt or fear the future!
McKenna, thank you for being on the podcast and sharing so much awesome inspiration with me and everyone else! I love how you have taken care of yourself and then made it possible for all of us to do the same!
Crystal is not only an amazing mompreneur who I am honored to have had her on the podcast, but a new friend who I absolutely adore! We had a chance to hang out in California when we drove together to a blogger conference and I am looking forward to living in Southern Utah so I can see her more often and soak in all her greatness! By the way- we're moving! More about that soon!
Back to my lovely friend Crystal. She and her husband became millionaires by age 27 and then have gone on to make even more millions leading them to early retirement of sorts, which has freed up a lot of time for her to pursue her other interest and spend endless time with her family! She blogs as Wannabe Balanced Mom and shares her healthy eating tips, has published a meal plan book and still keeps up with the network marketing business she and her husband run together! I told her during our call that her life has me like #goals and it is totally true. I can't wait to get to a point where I can outsource every day things to allow me to have even more fun with my kids- because at the end of the day that's what its all about!
Listen in to hear about her natural births, her mompreneur adventures and her healthy lifestyle which includes DIY kombucha! Thanks Crystal for sharing all kinds of greatness with us!
Brittany shared SO many amazing things about herself from her plunge into motherhood as a stepmother to her two oldest sons, and then her wild ride becoming a mom to two more children of her own creation. I loved her story about how her stepsons accepted her so unconditionally. She shared a sweet story she told from the first days of her dating her husband- the heartwarming words of her stepson made me get chills. You just need to hear it from her. She overcame the fear that accompanied marrying into a family unit and in my eyes has always been so brave and "cool"! Any kid would be lucky to have her as a mom, and I think she is an awesome example of being a stepmom as well.
Brittany also shared her experiences with postpartum anxiety which is so fitting since we've been chatting about mental health awareness this month. I know those things are never comfortable to share but she opened up so freely and expressed what the experience was like for her! I think she's a rockstar, and you will too!
Sarah was SO fun to chat with, and my absolute FAVORITE part of our talk together was when she told the story of loving the book everyone is talking about- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and what her husband said that made her sad the book didn't really apply to her! You need to listen to hear it, it left me in tears laughing! As a fellow mompreneur in the making she is learning the life/work balance and putting her creative passion into her blog where she gives organization strategies to others to help them tidy up their lives! She is the mother of two and I was SO impressed by how much content she has already put into her blog, - Home Simply Organized, she's a hard worker and I see her doing some pretty amazing things! Listen in to our fun conversation and be inspired to get a little more organized! It's simple! :)
Dana is a fellow podcaster, mompreneur and a complete rockstar in my eyes! I loved hearing her talk, I found her to be so incredibly wise and easy to chat with and I think today is the perfect Mompreneur Monday to share her episode with you all!
Dana is a mother, author, business & content strategist, coach, podcaster, and blind spot reducer. Dana is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and the founder of the Boss Mom Movement. She serves Boss Moms who yearn for more time and less guilt when it comes to building their business and starting or raising their family, by providing the tools they need to get more out of their content and business, without sacrificing their family goals.
When she is not creating new courses or building new strategy tools for creative entrepreneurs, she can be found, chasing her son on the beach, rubbing cheeks with her new daughter, or thinking of the next fun new family adventure.
Heather is absolutely amazing and the thing I love most about her is her modesty about how wonderful she is. While I look at her in awe at what she accomplishes every day as a mother of three adopted children, two with Down Syndrome; she looks at her life and thinks- it's no big deal. This is my motherhood journey! And I think we can all say that, we can all be grateful for our unique situation, for the way we are growing our families, for our individual struggles. It's not glamorous, it's not more important than anyone else's, it's just OUR journey. I think that's the whole point of Marvelous Moms Club, to see these amazing women and realize they are just like us. They are battling the same demons, they are working their butts off to have happy and thriving homes. And while it looks so BIG at times to see others life stories, it's really just a testament to how incredible this life experience is and how blessed we are to have a unique story of our own that we are creating every day!
Heather and her husband share their joy of having these three beautiful adopted kids on Instagram over at Macy Makes My Day which started when her first daughter Macyn was brought into their family. A friend encouraged her to start sharing their lives on Instagram and it has grown to be such an influential and inspiring feed, one that everyone needs to follow!
Heather is pursuing her passion for writing and has a book that will be released next March, so keep up with her and follow her story as it continues to unfold!
Melissa has quite a story and has endured many hard days to become the joyful mother she is today! Through an incredibly challenging pregnancy and postpartum depression she is helping raise awareness for other mothers who may be living under a shroud of doubt or fear. Only 15% of women with postpartum depression will get help or realize they need it. She is working to change those numbers over on her Facebook group and website- Let's Find Joy. I'm so happy she is making the road less traveled a little less daunting for those who need it! And I'm so grateful she reached out to me and shared her story so that I could share it with all of you! Thank you Melissa for using your experiences to ease the burdens of others!
I had so much fun chatting with Summer for this episode of the podcast, she's one of the most genuine and sweet moms I know with a tender heart and big dreams! One of the coolest things about her is that she is a former NFL and NBA cheerleader! That enthusiasm has carried over into her life as a mom and she is now cheering a new set of people on, her adorable kids. Summer shares her mompreneur life as well as insight into some of her mom struggles and some moments that can paralyze you as a parent. She is a strong advocate for her children and her courage is insanely inspiring! Come listen in to her story and I promise you'll love her as much as I do! Thanks Summer- you're amazing!