Memories in Moments show

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!


 Episode 21: How to Capture Memories Like a Photography Pro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:43

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!

 Episode 20: The Ultimate Style Guide for Making Memories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:22

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!

 Episode 19: Starting the Year Strong with Kid-Friendly Goal Setting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:15

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:09

Episode 18: Simple Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Little Kids

 Episode 17: My 5 Favorite Easy Christmas Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:23

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. 

 Episode 16: Creating Lifelong Childhood Holiday Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:57

In this episode, we're talking to my mom, Susan Stone, about her childhood growing up and how Christmas was the most special, memory-filled time, how moms today can start traditions with their kids in a realistic way, and why these memories matter in the long run. You also get a sneak peek into our family's most cherished traditions, and a couple little walks down memory lane between my mom and I! I love how she makes these moments so approachable and realistic for the busy mom.

 Episode 15: Teaching Our Kids How to Give Back This Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:53

In this episode, I'm talking to Ashley Bohanan, the executive director of Little Hands Can, a nonprofit organization inspiring and empowering little hands to make a world of difference. She is FULL of ideas that are both simple and totally realistic for teaching us how to have conversations with our kids about not only how to give back to others and the community, but why it’s important.

 Episode 14: Slowing Down to Celebrate All Seasons of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:17

In this episode, my best friend, Nicole from Palm to Pine Design, and I are talking about why we believe so strongly in the importance of slowing down to celebrate in this episode. Nicole is one of those moms that has patience on another level. She spends a ton of quality time with her kids, almost always giving undivided attention. We get into her tips for this and ways we can do better when it comes to slowing down, while still honoring ourselves and doing the best for our family.

 Episode 13: Raising Kids with Gratitude and a Growth Mindset | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:03

Alexandra and her husband Scott founded the company, Big Life Journals. They are on a mission to give parents tools and resources to raise their kids with a growth mindset, along with traits such as kindness, gratitude, grit, and resilience. In this episode, Alexandra and I talk about the importance of modeling these traits and behaviors, how we start these big conversations, and what we can start today that will help lead our families down this path of growth mindset and squashing limiting beliefs.

 Episode 12: Pro Tips for Creating a Stunning Tablescape | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:19

Jennifer Kirlin is an incredibly talented brand and party stylist with her company BellaGrey Designs. She creates the most stunning parties and tablescapes, and she is breaking them down and giving us all her best tips and tricks for creating our own in this podcast episode! Jennifer gives us her exact formula and steps to creating a beautiful table with interest and depth, while still keeping it totally easy and realistic for someone that doesn't do this for a living!

 Episode 11: 5 Easy Steps to Surviving (and Enjoying!) Holiday Hosting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:32

I hear ALL the time: “having a party during the holidays is way too stressful because I run out of a time and am scrambling at the last minute.” Today I’m giving you my 5 tips to surviving and enjoying entertaining this holiday season. These tips will give you the confidence needed to host your beautiful parties, and puts the joy back into celebrating the holidays. Remember, parties are supposed to be fun...especially holiday parties!

 Episode 10: Baking for a Party: The Do's and Dont's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:36

Candice is a California girl living in Seattle, a mama to be to her sweet son, and an extremely talented baker. She started baking chocolate chip cookies as a creative outlet after busy work days, and she now has a thriving business baking for weddings and events in the Seattle area. Candice is on the show to give us some of her best baking tips, share some sweet treat recipes, and help us navigate setting up dessert tables in a stress-free and manageable way.

 Episode 9: 5 Tips for Hosting a Rainy Day Party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:47

You've got a party coming up! But...dang it, it's going to be rainy. Now what?! Today's episode is all about what the heck to do when you have to host a rainy day indoor party. Maybe you are planning a party and rain surprise attacks you, or maybe your kiddo has a rainy season birthday and this is your reality every year. Regardless of the circumstance, I have tons of tips and creative ideas for you to try when planning your next rainy day party! 

 Episode 8: Halloween Memories and New Family Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:48

Today my friend Mariah Leeson, from Giggles Galore, and I are taking a deep dive into creating Halloween memories and starting new family traditions for the fun and spooky holiday! Mariah is FULL of ideas for easy ways to celebrate that have HUGE impact on your kids and the magic of their childhoods!

 Episode 7: Ask Me Anything: Halloween 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:12

I put a call out to the Memories and Moments listeners and asked them to send me any and all questions they had about celebrating Halloween this year. I gathered them all and answered each one in the episode! The questions generally fell into 3 categories: decor, food, and activities. My Halloween Celebration Guide is the perfect compliment to this episode. It has even more ideas, tips, and gives the supply lists, materials needed, and actual recipes to the examples I mentioned in today's show!


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