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Jennifer Walker is a wife, mom of three—including twins, co-founder of Moms On Call, public speaker, sought-after infant and toddler care consultant and author. In this episode, Jennifer shares her expertise on why toddlers can be so weird--throwing tantrums, not obeying, and more. She reveals how to best discipline and work with your child based on his or her personality. From potty training, to holding hands while crossing the street, to sleep, Jennifer covers it all!
Hannah Seadschlag is a full time mom to two girls, one of whom was born with Down Syndrome. Hannah walks us through the uncertain time when she learned of her daughter's diagnosis. Hannah just wanted to know what life would be like with her daughter, but she couldn't find what she needed. She and three other families have started a youtube channel, "The Ups and Downs" to help other families navigate through a Down Syndrome diagnosis, and what life looks like for these families.
Cynthia Johnson is the co-founder and CEO of Bell + Ivy, a digital marketing and personal branding agency in Santa Monica, California. She is an entrepreneur and keynote speaker all over the world, and author of the book, "Platform." She has 1.75 million followers on Twitter, and knows a thing or two about nurturing followers! In this episode, she shares the two big mistakes business owners make in their personal branding journey, and talks about the risks she's taken to get to where she is.
Move over, Marie Kondo, Helena Alkhaus is here! Helena admits she was born a naturally tidy person. But being a Navy wife and moving all over the globe, she realized having less was more! In this episodfe, the Brazil native tells us how to simplify our lives and reveals five tips that will help you move in the right direction towards a tidy home.
When Janie Kasse was 16 months old, her mother was in a horrific car crash. Janie’s mom suffered a traumatic brain injury that changed her personality, keeping her mind in a childlike state forever. It’s the only way Janie has ever known her mother. In this episode, Janie shares how she stays positive, helps give her mom a fulfilling life, and deals with the demons of her mom’s past that Janie has just discovered. There’s more to Janie’s story. Her own. She’s also living with Crohn’s disease. Nearly 15 years ago, she widdled down to a staggering 85 pounds because of the disease and made a brave decision to have a very complicated surgery…that changed the way she lives life forever.
Maja Kazazic is an internationally recognized motivational speaker and genocide survivor. Originally from former Yugoslavia, Maja’s home was destroyed by genocide that killed 250,000 people and injured millions. At the age of 16, she was severely injured when a bomb went off, killing her five friends in front of her. Her leg had to be amputated--without anesthesia. Maja's incredible story of positivity has been featured in Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Fox News, BBC News, Discovery Network, the Philadelphia Inquirer, LA Times and more.
Laura Hunter is the co-founder and co-author of Moms On Call. She is a mother of five, pediatric nurse, an entrepreneur, and an infant care consultant. She specializes in getting babies to sleep through the night! In this episode, Laura shares how she is inspiring and encouraging parents around the globe with her proven methods of care for babies and young children. She reveals the funny God moments that have shaped who she is, and her business.
Tiffany Jo Baker is a mom who has birthed seven children, but only two of them are her own. She’s been a surrogate three times (twice with twins) and is a speaker and coach for women and couples, whether their dream is a baby, business, blog or book. In this episode, Tiffany shares how God put the dream of being a surrogate on her heart, and what it's like to carry a child for someone else.
She’s a farm girl from Canada who loves bling and plays a 300-year-old violin named “Sparkle” which has a story of its own! Rosemary Siemens has quite the resume and talent. She plays violin, piano and sings. She’s performed around the world--from the Vatican to Carnegie Hall. She's played for two U.S. presidents and Canadian prime ministers. Siemens takes us through her adventures in this episode, including why she and her husband hid her pregnancy until she had the baby!
Their hats were so wild at the Kentucky Derby, celebrities wanted to take pictures with them. Women were asking to buy the outrageous hats straight off their heads. Lifelong friends Kate and Rachel were dubbed, "The Hat Girls." They started creating more hats and selling them, and are now the officials designers of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Rachel Bell is an entrepreneur, designer and co-owner of The Hat Girls. In this episode, she talks about how she and her business partner/best friend don’t kill each other during the madness of Derby season, and dishes on some of the celebrities who wear their fabulous headpieces!
She left a steady job, steady income, and the security of a career in corporate America after a decade to become an author. God's tug at her heart just wouldn't quit. Kristy Cambron is an award-winning author of Christian fiction, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping series. She is a women’s ministry leader, a speaker, wife, and mom of three boys. In this episode, Kristy talks about how to take a leap of faith, find God’s voice for your own life, and how chasing the desires God puts in your heart—will lead you to Him.
In part two of Stephanie Decker’s story, she takes us through the moment she woke up in the hospital after surviving a horrific EF4 tornado, and learning both of her legs had been amputated. Plus, she shares how she is using her situation for good through the Stephanie Decker Foundation.
On March 2, 2012, Stephanie Decker was hunkered down in her basement, lying over top of her kids, shielding them from an EF4 tornado. The main beam of their house fell on Stephanie, crushing and pinning her legs. Her two children made it out safely. Stephanie lost both of her legs. In part one of Stephanie's story, she takes us through each harrowing moment: riding out the storm, fighting to stay alive, and the will to not die in front of her children.
Kara Goldin is founder and CEO of Hint Inc., the San Francsico-based company which produces the leading unsweetened flavored water, Hint. In this episode, Kara talks about her 10-diet-soda-a-day habit inspired her to make this soda alternative, and the bold business decision she made hours before delivering her fourth child.
Get out your scrub brush, vacuum, and dust rags! "Clean Mama" Becky Rapinchuk shares her proven method for keeping your home beautiful, clean and organized in just 10 minutes a day. Plus, she breaks down her daily routine on the bigger jobs that make these daily tasks a breeze. Becky has advised the world's leading lifestyle brands--Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, SC Johnson, Bissell, and Scotch-Brite. Besides being a cleaning expert, she's a wife, a mom of three, author, former art teacher and entrepreneur.