Memories in Moments
Summary: As moms, we are constantly striving to find the balance between being the Pinterest Mom and the Amazon Prime Mom when it comes to celebrating with our loved ones. Each week, join Allison Carter, a stay at home mom of two and an online party planner, as she and her creative guests give you tangible tips and realistic ideas that’ll help you make memories in moments that’ll be cherished for a lifetime for your family. If you are looking to walk away with new ways to make your kid’s childhood just a bit more magical, love celebrating the little things and are always looking for fresh ideas, or just need some inspiration on how to make memories a priority, then this is the podcast for you. Let’s get celebrating!
Allison shares how one conversation changed the course of her life. How a business idea that played to her strengths and interests fell into her lap as a new mom of two, and how she ran hard with it. How she turned that idea into a growing business where she helps give moms an affordable way to outsource their party planning so they can focus on enjoying the actual celebration. I hope my story of how I built Allison Carter Celebrates can serve as some inspiration for anyone that has an idea brewing inside!
Drew Formsma is a 16 year old motivational speaker and author of Everyday Generosity: Becoming a Generous Family in a Selfie World. Drew shares his experience being raised in a generous home and gives parents tips for teaching generosity in a way their kids will understand. He breaks being generous down into 7 categories, which were really eye opening and gave myself a lot of clarity and direction when approaching this value with my kids.
Emilie Karun, a personal development coach for moms who want more, and I discuss how to stop comparing yourself with others (especially other moms) once and for all, how to step into something more for yourself and not feel guilty about it, and why self care is essential to us being better moms and partners. This is an episode where you might want to take some notes because Emilie is taking us to personal development church!
Lacey Rabalais, a Louisiana mom of two boys, blogger, and master gardener at the Rab Farm is sharing her tips on how to get started with your Spring gardens to set them up for a successful season, ways to involve your kids in the gardening process in a fun and educational way, and some no fail (let's hope) plant ideas to try this year!
Oh the character parties…when your kid is OBSESSED with a particular movie, television or book character and everything in their life must revolve around them, including their birthday party. I am totally a fan of the character party because I am a big supporter of honoring your kid and their interests. I’m going to break down how I plan a character party, that is classy and modern without going overboard into character land but still makes your kid happy!
Shakira Patterson, military wife, mom of two, and creator of Occasions by Shakira, is sharing her advice for those of us walking through a hard season. She talks about where she finds the strength to show up, celebrate, and be present in the moment with her girls, even when she doesn't feel like it.
In this episode, Chase Simmering from Nest Notes and I talk about what kinds of memories and milestones we want to record, why it’s important to take the time to record these memories, and how you can turn them into a beautiful and cherished keepsake for your family. This episode really is an encouragement to sit down, be present, and savor the memories you are making that ultimately is making up your family’s story.
In this episode, Jennifer Zumbiel with Togather Moments, is going to share with us her tips on getting our families more engaged with one another at the dinner table, how we can put the focus back on connecting with those we love on a deeper level, and some tips on how to make this a realistic goal in our very busy lives!
In this episode, Brandy from Legendary Couples with Kids is sharing some of the ways her and her husband went from separation to in love in just 30 days! They were able to reconnect, get on the same page, and make their relationship legendary in a mind-blowing amount of time. We’re talking about communication, date nights, and simple ways to connect so we too can have legendary relationships full of memories made with our partner.
Valentine's Day is going to be here before we know it, and I want to share all my best tips and ideas for making it extra special and memorable this year...while still keeping it super realistic and manageable for our busy schedules. These ideas are all very easy and affordable, but will be total hits, many of them resulting in family traditions you'll do year after year! Let's get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day!
In this episode, photographer Rebecca Ellison is here to share her expert photography tips and tricks for capturing life's little moments! She shares her tips for getting our kids' to smile with their natural smiles, how to get a pic of them even when they're moving all over the place, and shares her favorite editing hacks. If you're a mom that's constantly taking pics of her kids, and is looking to beef up your skills a bit, this is the episode for you!
In today's episode, she is giving us the break down on all things style. How do we go about editing our closets? Why should we even care about fashion? What at the mom essentials I need in my wardrobe? If you've got questions about how to look and feel our best when we're out making memories with our families...Erin has the answers. I can't wait for you to hear her tips!
I am a big believer in starting a new year with goals and a direction. I like having a focus, whether that's goals, dreams, a theme word, whatever. Something I can think about and pull me back to what I'm setting as my priorities for the new year. I set professional, personal, and family goals. Each of these can be done at the same time, or at different times, but in this episode, I'm going to be focusing on setting family-friendly goals in a way that your kids will understand and enjoy!
Episode 18: Simple Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Little Kids
On this episode of the Memories and Moments podcast I'm sharing my 5 Favorite Christmas Traditions (spoiler alert they are super easy and barely require prep!). When all is said and done, and another holiday passes us by just as quickly as it came, I know these 5 Christmas traditions were things we enjoyed and will continue to look forward to doing again year after year.