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!
Katelin is an incredibly talented writer and a friend of mine from high school. Thanks to the power of social media we have been able to watch each other from afar and I've always been so impressed by Katelin's fearlessness (in my eyes) in everything she does. I watched her with excitement (and a little bit of jealousy) when she lived in New York and worked as a nanny. I've loved seeing her become a mother to her sweet boys and was so proud of her fearlessness in sharing her journey with depression. What I loved most about her explanation is how her depression didn't look at all like what she had always thought depression was supposed to be. She kept blaming it on different things until finally she realized she was no longer the person she used to be. Taking those big steps towards change and progress are so overwhelming but the results can be so incredibly sweet. Listen in to hear more about Katelin's story- you won't be sorry you did!
Megan was so much fun to talk to and when she told me about how she prides herself in being a domestic Goddess like her mom I felt like I had known her my whole life. She loves to do the things most moms hate- folding laundry, washing dishes and cleaning her house! It just goes to show how different we all are and how varied our passions and skills are! I loved hearing about her journey to motherhood since it is so similar (almost uncanny) to mine! She is such a sweet mommy to her two adorable kids and I'm so happy to be sharing her episode with you all! Keep up with her on her blog The Stoker Kitchen as well as Instagram @thestokerkitchen!
Savanah is one of my Periscope Sisters aka Scope Sisters and I have grown to love her so much even though the most we've ever met is online! She was a single mom for a short time and worked hard to provide for her adorable daughter. She has learned a lot about herself and learned to love and appreciate the person she is and has rediscovered her self worth. That discovery has pushed her forward towards a life of happiness with her new husband and second daughter! I loved hearing about her experiences as a mother and how she's instilling that same sense of self worth into her daughters. She's amazing and it is with great joy that I share with you her amazing Marvelous Moms Club interview!
Amy was such a breath of fresh air and such a marvelous mom, I had to air her episode before Mother's Day because she really epitomizes the word mother. After being told her odds were less than 1 in a million for getting pregnant she mourned the loss of the children she would never have- but immediately started the process of adoption. Fast forward a little over a decade later and she is now the mother of 7 amazing kids. You need to listen to the whole episode to hear how it all came to be, it is really a beautiful sequence of events!
Amy was recently crowned Mother of the Year for the state of Nevada through a wonderful organization called American Mothers. You can check them out HERE. Amy let me know it's an organization worth learning about and she was able to meet many other mothers who are as marvelous as she, making a positive influence in the world! After speaking with her I know without a doubt she deserved her title and I was reminded of my divine role as a mother and how important it is to cherish this title. I felt her story and her beautiful soul was a perfect fit for today's episode and I know you will too!
Thanks for listening Marvelous Moms! Stay tuned for a possible bonus episode on Mother's Day! You are all amazing, marvelous and inspire me every day to keep becoming the dream version of myself. Have a great weekend!
Today is very unique, I don't ever put video up with my episodes but I felt that for my listeners to get the full effects of this episode I wanted to show everything that happened. You can see the full video on Youtube by searching Marvelous Moms Club.It was such an amazing experience for me and I feel like so many words came into my mind than were ever even spoken out loud by Tara. The energy in the room that day was indescribable and I recommend learning more about energy and energy healing. And I suggest you head over to Tara's podcast to learn, she's amazing, talented and was so in tune with how I was feeling and what I needed to work through. Even re-watching it caused more "stuff" to come to the surface and I let go of a lot. It was a moving experience and one I hope you enjoy. Check out Tara at www.tarawilliams.com to book a session or to learn more! Also on iTunes at The Energy Healing Podcast with Tara Williams! To find even more interviews from the podcast head to www.marvelousmomsclub.com
You guys, this might be my favorite episode...because Whippy Cake summed up EVERY good thing...I mean ALL THE GOOD THINGS I have been sharing and felt so passionate about for the past 6 months. She's amazing, and it is with great honor I share her episode with you today! She's the ultimate mompreneur, as the mother of four she also runs her business from home, sharing goodness with the world one video, blog post, Periscope and Instagram post at a time. She's the real deal, someone I want to model my own life as a mompreneur after. Listen to our whole chat, it's a good one!
Whip is, as she calls herself, a "Multipassioniate Infopreneur" which could be why I love her so much. She loves soaking in good information and doesn't limit herself to one particular venture or goal. Starting out as an avid crafter, at the behest of her husband she turned her crafting addiction into a thriving online business. Her entrepreneur journey has shifted and changed a lot over the years but you can still find her "whippin" up lots of great things from beauty tips to decorating and style advice and SO much more.
My favorite analogy of all time will forever be the one she shared about shopping carts and passions. You just have to listen to it to fully enjoy it. And there are so many amazing pieces of inspiration and GOOD STUFF you just really need to stop now and listen. Give it your complete attention. :-)
Darci was told at age 19 that she had endometriosis and if she wanted children she would have to act fast. She faced fertility issues and decided to foster early on because they weren't sure about adoption yet. The first time they met their first potential foster daughter, her husband fell in love instantly and they ended up adopting her when the option became available! In the midst of the adoption and fostering process she discovered she was pregnant! Shortly thereafter she found out she was pregnant AGAIN so within a few years she and her husband went from 0 to 3 children! They took a few breaks from fostering but as time passed they decided to foster more, and today have 4 children who are official members of their family as well as one more foster daughter- a beautiful girl who smiled at me throughout the whole interview on Darci's lap!
You'll have to hear the whole interview to catch all the amazing details on how they have grown their family and how her heart has changed as a foster mother. She has seen inside a world with so much need that she yearns to give a home to all the babies, and after our conversation I gave some long hard thought to someday fostering myself. She is a special amazing person and I just fell in love with her the more she spoke. Her heart is so pure and while it feels like a burden at times to have grown her family this way, to be in the very crazy world of foster parenting, I admire her 100 % and hope she inspires all of you as well!
Thank you Darci for your strong courageous example and for sharing your story with the rest of us! Have a wonderful Marvelous day mommies!
Lana is a fellow podcaster of the Lana Simmons Podcast and she
is sharing pieces of her very interesting life on Marvelous Moms
Club! She had no idea what a struggle parenting would be for her,
and with the added bonus of having a son with Autism she has fought
hard to become the Marvelous Mom she is today! She does it all from
podcasting to yoga, and has been a chronic dieter for many years.
She recently co-hosted the Size Human podcast, but has branched out
on her own and can now interview whomever she pleases! It was
really fun to chat with someone who was honest and open about her
journey as a mother and how it was much more intense than she
thought it would be. Her honesty and hilarious sense of humor will
leave you with a smile on your face! To check out all things Lana
head to her website: Lana Simmons and keep up with everything
amazing she has going on! You might even find an interview with
yours truly about my journey and creation of Marvelous Moms
Thanks Lana, you were a terrific guest and I can't wait to tune in to more episodes of your podcast!
Have a great day everyone!
Ashley was so fun to chat with and I loved getting to know her better! I felt like I already knew her pretty well based on all the Periscopes of hers I have seen, but having an opportunity to have a two way conversation was wonderful! She is so smart, full of ideas and a busy mom of four balancing multiple ventures like a pro! From her fresh recipes to her business and branding advice she is showing moms everyday how to be amazing and marvelous- and that's exactly why I asked her to be on the podcast. I loved learning about how she began her journey as a social media influencer and how many years of hard work and love for sharing her passion with others has turned into a substantial income for her family! You can check out her newest e-book series, Blooming to Booming, a 3 book trio full of advice for the budding instagrammer! I purchased it and it was AWESOME! And after you listen to our chat, keep following her over on INSTAGRAM HERE!
Thanks Ashley for being such an open book and sharing your journey with us! We can't wait to see what you keep accomplishing and loved having your shining example as our Mompreneur of the week!
What can I say to sum up how incredibly awesome Oakley is? There are no words. I didn't know her at ALL before we chatted for this interview but I fell in love with her instantly. She's so laid back, fun loving and has the most beautiful perspective on life. The mother of three adorable children, one with "up-syndrome" as she lovingly refers to it, her life is insanely busy right now. Just during our call she dealt with a fussy baby, a preschool emergency and a diaper blow-out. It was comical and the total epitome of a day in the life of a marvelous mom. So kudos to her for continuing our chat even when life got a bit nuts!
You may have seen Oakley on social media or maybe have seen her blog, Nothing Down About It. She debunks some misconceptions of what it's like to have a child with special needs including Down Syndrome, which is what her adorable son Welles was born with. Without any prior knowledge of his condition she was not mentally or emotionally prepared for this journey she is now on and turned to the internet for guidance and answers. Finding mostly negative online, she lived in fear and dread for the first few weeks of Welles's life. She also had some well meaning friends offer condolences rather than appreciation for the amazing spirit her son had. She finally concluded something positive had to be put out there on the interwebs to inspire and help mothers in her situation, to realize what a true blessing it is to parent and love a child with "Up-syndrome". The result? An amazing and inspiring glimpse into her beautifully chaotic life full of ups and downs, life lessons and an experiences she'd never trade for anything in the world. I loved it when she said: "You want them to be kind, you want them to show love to others, and hello! He was born with all of those qualities that came so easily to him that don't come so easily to the rest of us. What more could I want for my child?!"
Listen in to our chat to hear even more, to get to know Oakley's family a bit better, and please share with anyone you know who would benefit from this incredibly uplifting example! Thank you Oakley, I have so much love for you and your sweet family and thank you for being a guest, as you are TRULY a MARVELOUS MOM!
I had such a fun time chatting with Sara on the podcast! She is the momma of nine year old boys (whoa) and through her conscious parenting helps other parents in their journey of raising their own children! I love Sara's bio, it really sums up what she does much better than I could: Sara is a Conscious Parent Coach, Meditation Guide, and master of helping parents create effortless cooperation and peace with their children. Sara's unique ability to hold a non-judgmental, deeply safe atmosphere for parents has won her over a thousand fans on Periscope and a booked client roster of parents creating profound shifts in their lives. Shifts like going from conflict to connection, zero power-struggle bed times, seeing their children brush their teeth, do their homework, and clean up without having to be asked (oh yeah!) and enjoying a healthy social life without mom-guilt. Ready to create these kind of results for yourself? Follow Sara on Periscope @Sara_Exley for daily support and meditations or inquire about Private Coaching at on her website Sara Exley!
I mean doesn't she sound like someone you wanna hang out with and just soak up all of the good energy she has to share? I am following her on Periscope (of course) and you should too. She's smart as a whip and I guarantee you'll get amazing info from her there and through her personal coaching! She really helps moms find freedom, and I love how she summed it up when she referred to that freedom: "You're already amazing, you're already deeply committed. You don't need help with that. You just need my help in trusting yourself". I think it's absolutely amazing (I've said this before) when people are willing to share their skills and what they've learned with others! It's the driving force behind Mommy Mentoring and why I am so excited to share with all of you Marvelous Moms!
Thanks for sharing some knowledge with us Sara, you're amazing and a completely Marvelous Mom! :)
Corrine is one of my favorite mompreneurs because of her fierce dedication to her business and motherhood! She's someone to follow and watch if you are wanting to achieve any level of success whether it be blogging or otherwise. An industry leader in high end deal finding she has turned her passion for shopping into a full time business, helping other shopaholics feed their habits while staying on track with a budget.
Her biggest goal in life was to become a mother and she is now blessed with two beautiful daughters who keep her just as busy (if not busier) as her business running Mint Arrow.
Today you'll get to hear her story, how she started the blog, why it's so successful and the legacy she wants to leave her children.
All this and SO much more with one amazing Mompreneur who I absolutely loved getting to know better! Thank you Corrine for all of the inspiration, information and love!
I really love Jen's inspiring story and how she's used her own experiences with her child to help others who may find themselves in the same situation. Oftentimes we may realize our children might need special attention for behavior or developmental issues but the hardest part is beginning the process or even knowing HOW to start the process of getting them the help they need. Jen realized that her son, at a very young age was seeming to fall further and further behind in his development and against the urging of others who would insist it might just be because his older sibling talked for him, or that it was totally natural, she knew she had to find out for sure.
Jen's husband's aunt was a helpful advocate for them. She had worked with 0-5 year olds who had hearing issues for 3 decades and seemed a great place to start in evaluating whether hearing might be causing some of their son's delays. After realizing that was not the issue she pointed them in the right direction and the process began. Her son ended up being an overachiever, significantly behind in various areas of development. She has seen him progress in a phenomenal way all thanks to some completely FREE resources that everyone can take advantage of.
So now she advocates for parents, supports them in a journey they were not prepared to take and helps them find the correct places to start. She is passionate about the process and it shines through as she discusses it with me. I love that she is serving many more people who are discovering how challenging it can be to navigate the process of helping their children. She's amazing and I'm so happy to share her story with you today!
Today is a very special day for two reasons. It's the day my beautiful mother was born and the day my perfectly sweet daughter was born! Two of the most important women in my life share this day as their special day and I wanted to include a bonus episode today telling you what makes MY mom a MARVELOUS MOM! And why those lessons are so important for me to be the mom my little girl needs me to be!
Happy Birthday mom and Lissie! I love you so very much!
Hearing Deborah's story a couple of months ago at a retreat was so moving to me I knew I had to share it here on the podcast. I love how at a time in her life when she felt that God had forgotten her she found the most amazing blessings as she found the courage to forgive God, and realize all that he had in store for her. The mother to four amazing children, her story isn't common and she came by her younger two children in a very sweet and miraculous way. Listen as we chat about her experiences with adoption, realizing how unique the love of a mother is for each child and so much more. One of my favorite things she touched on was the importance of self care as mothers and how it is when we look inside that we truly find ourselves and realize we were never really lost. Deborah's story is heartfelt and I so appreciate the faithful way she shares it! Enjoy Marvelous Moms!
Erin is the prime example of a mompreneur who has taken her talents and skills to the next level and found a way to monetize them! After speaking with her I realized how truly limitless everyone's potential is and how possible it is to make money just being yourself! We are in such a changing society that is full of busy families, so her natural knack for organization and assisting others has not only made her community better, but has provided a great extra income to her family. Never planning on being a stay at home mom this venture was completely spontaneous but has worked out so well for her, I wanted to share her story with you to inspire you to look inward to find out what makes you a MARVELOUS MOMPRENEUR! Thank you Erin for your inspiration and ambition that will be an example to many other moms who are just starting out or searching for what makes them special!
My amazing friend Akayleia Frehner is living in Germany with her two adorable sons, which means I don't often get to hear from her or see her. But thanks to modern technology we set up a Skype call so that I could hear all about what raising kids outside of the United States (when you've been raised here) is like! It opened my eyes to some details I'd never have thought of and made me admire her even more than I already did for making such a wonderful life for her family and adding some pizzaz and joy to the German culture!
Come listen as we chat motherhood, international moves and challenges that come with living so far from home!
Hey Marvelous Moms! Today I'm giving all kinds of motivation and chatting about some of the things that hold us back from being amazing moms and running successful businesses! Check it out and come find me over at www.marvelousmomsclub.com to have a mentoring session with yours truly!
Jenna is my kind of girl, I reached out to her and within 24 hours she was on my calendar ready to chat about all things motherhood and being a mompreneur! I loved our extra long chat (and you guys are only getting about half of it) where we talked about some of the effects social media can have on our self esteem, how to find true value and happiness and why you should never assume people don't struggle in life just because they're "popular". Jenna recently did a Periscope talking about a day she was feeling down, like she wasn't a good mom, not important to anyone etc. She posted about these feelings on Instagram and got a comment from someone who didn't understand how she could feel this way with 70K+followers. It opened the door to many emotions and I am so happy Jenna continued that thought on the podcast to share it with all of you!
Someone always has more or seems to have more than you do. Why does that make us feel less than? The whole point of her post was to remember that our lives are made up of so much more than what's online. There is a lot Jenna doesn't share that is reserved for people in her life who are her family friends and HERSELF. And that's ok! I loved getting this glimpse inside the mind of someone who is an online influencer. We sometimes assume they have it all together because of their amazing social media feed. But they feel the same way we do! It's like middle school all over again, you never stop looking around feeling inferior to others. But what's important is to not feed into that! Realize that your fulfillment will not come from anywhere but within yourself and from those who you love and cherish the most!
Jenna blogs with a couple of her friends over at Small Fry and after a couple of years thanks to some nudging and requests created her own Instagram feed- you might know her from there- Jenna's Kitchen. She posts her life, her recipes and all kinds of wonderfulness!
I could write up our whole conversation but I'm not going to because you just need to listen to soak up all things Jenna!