Finding Your Momtra Podcast show

Finding Your Momtra Podcast

Summary: This is the Finding Your Momtra Podcast! A place for a mom to explore your super mom strength and softness, mindful parenting, and to find support in your journey to becoming the most present mom you can be. If you’re looking for a place to learn about real self-care tune in weekly for conversations with moms just like you and tips and strategies for showing up as your best self. I’m your host, educator, mom, and lover of all things coconut, Karen Liebner.

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 Episode #54: Big Heart, Little Momma: Kilee Nickels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:40

I was absolutely honored when Kilee Nickels of Nickel and Suede and One Little Momma agreed to join me on the podcast! Her name may say "little" but she's anything but. In heart, business, and dreams, Kilee isn't playing small and she shows up as her authentic self in all that she does. Listen in as we chat about being in business, working alongside her husband, and the unique challenges her family has faced. Follow Kilee at: Get more at:

 Episode #53: Lessons about Motherhood...Learned from Potty Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:38

Today I share a special solo episode. If you've been following along with our potty training experience you know we've had our ups and downs! With our new addition set to join the family in just a few weeks, this latest milestone has been filled with so many reminders and lessons! Whether you're also in the midst of potty training, weaning, or sending a kiddo off to college, the lessons I've learned will be great reminders for you too!

 Episode #52: Pumping on the Go with Christine Dodson of Mamava | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:07

Working, traveling, and meeting your breastfeeding goals can be quite challenging as any pumping mom knows. Christine Dodson and Sascha Mayer recognized (and lived!) this experience and decided to take action to make life easier for other moms. Enter the Mamava Lactation Pod. After piloting the pod at their former workplace, these innovative moms took their idea out into the world and now there are more than 700 pods for you to enjoy- just download the app to get started! Listen to my conversation with co-founder, Christine, all about leveling the playing field for moms in all industries and how we all can learn to advocate for ourselves to meet our breastfeeding goals! Check out Mamava at: and

 Episode #51: Love Your Mom Bod and Cultivate a Capsule Wardrobe with Ilyssa Herrington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:13

Today, I am so excited to host stylist extraordinaire, Ilyssa Herrington. While I invited Ilyssa on to chat with me for purely selfish reasons (I am enthralled by the idea of a capsule wardrobe!), I know that her tips for both self-love AND creating a capsule wardrobe that embraces comfort, mom-style, and your individuality will be well-worth the listen for you too! Listen in to get started on your own personal style journey! Get more of Ilyssa here: Follow Ilyssa here:

 Episode #50: Dare U Go with Lisa D'Amato and Emily Doherty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:39

In today's episode, I chat with the co-founders of Dare U Go, a company that creates a safe, time-saving, and brilliant bib design you've never seen before! I'm all for anything that makes mom-life easier ... not to mention this company is run by two women ready to take on the world and I'm sold! You may recognize Lisa from her time on America's Next Top Model and recently, Shark Tank. And you're going to love to story of how she took Emily under wing and now they're business partners. We reflect on how ANTM prepared these ladies to take on the business world and about the challenges of being women business owners. You're not going to want to miss this episode and get your hands on your very on Dare U Go bib right here:

 Episode #49: What's MY Momtra? Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:20

Episode #49 is the conclusion of my conversation with Fred about my Mom Life so far! Don't forget to join us for the Re-Write Your Motherhood Story challenge May 6-10. Five days of inspo and encouragement to make your experience of motherhood a true reflection of YOU (and not some story you told yourself Mom life *should* be!) Join us at

 Episode #48: What's MY Momtra? Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:02

In Episode #48, my favorite guest, my husband, is back! But this time... Fred is doing this interviewing. In this two-part series, I'm asked about my strengths as a mom, what's been challenging so far, and you'll even hear my Momtra. Tune in this week and next to hear my honest take on how mom life is treating me! FYI: The "Re-Write your Motherhood Story" Challenge is running 5/6-5/10. Come share the week with like-minded mamas- receive a daily inspirational email and a prompt to reset your motherhood story into one that feels like YOU. Join us at

 Episode #47: Making it Work: Momtrepreneur Life with Deepshikha Sairam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:40

Today I chat with Deepshikha Sairam. Dee is a business coach who focuses on creating Instagram Magic. I had so much fun chatting with Dee about her journey to becoming an Insta coach and the ways in which motherhood affected that career path. Dee might have the best Momtra ever shared on this show... but in order to hear it, I suggest you pop those head phones in if your kiddos are around because it's a little NSFW. You will fall in love with Dee's honest take on work-life balance and her unapologetic drive to craft the career and life of her dreams. In addition, Dee was generous enough to share her 5-step guide for getting started as a Momtreprenuer! So, grab those head phones and give this episode a listen! Check Dee out: Grab your freebie: Follow along:

 Episode #46: Strong as a Mother with Caitlin Murray of Big Time Adulting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:49

In today’s episode, I chat with Caitlin Murray, a mama of 2 kiddos with one on the way. Caitlin’s story took an unexpected turn on Christmas in 2016. What happened caused Caitlin to find strength she didn’t know she had, to show up for her family in ways she never expected, and learn to enjoy every day and find humor even in the toughest times. I was so inspired and energized by Caitlin’s strength and I know you will be too! Follow along at and !

 Episode #45: Dear Darby: Rocking labor and motherhood one gown at a time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:47

This conversation was a first for me- these guests actually left me speechless. For those of you listening who know me personally, I know you'll find this hard to believe but it's true! These ladies are so passionate about what they do there were some major mic drop moments during our conversation! Today I chat with the dynamic sister duo behind Dear Darby, a company that creates labor gowns to honor that miraculous transition in a woman's life into motherhood. We chat about the importance of feeling good during labor, what it's like running a business with your sister, and so much more. Whether the season of making babies has passed or not for you, you'll love the enthusiasm that April and Aleena bring to their business and life and I know you'll be just as speechless as I was at their passion.  Snag your beautiful labor gown here: And follow along with April and Aleena's awesome labor and motherhood tips here:

 Episode #44: Being a Spiritual Misfit with Melissa Romero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:46

Are you a 'spiritual misfit' too? In today's chat with Melissa Romero, we talk about how the transition into parenthood drastically changed our need for spirituality in our lives. We discuss our experiences as Catholic school girls for a combined 20+ years between us and how we each went about finding our own spiritual paths outside of the traditional Church setting we grew up with. Incorporating this spirituality into how we parent our sons has been a huge point of growth and discovery for both of us and we share all the details in this episode! Follow Melissa here: P.S. If you LOVE this episode, then you’re going to love hanging out with me AND Melissa LIVE! Join us for the Mindful Mom Event Monday 4/22 in person in Philly OR via webinar! Get your tickets at today before seats run out!

 Episode #43: Celebrating Every Day with Allison Carter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:17

In this episode I chat with Allison Carter, a party planner mom fueled by coffee and Bravo TV, who focuses on realistic ways to celebrate that special someone in your life without all of the stress. After a friend needed help planning her daughter’s first birthday party, Allison turned to the internet for inspiration and found herself struggling on how to actually plan these beautiful parties. And from that, “Confetti Party Plans”, now “Allison Carter Celebrates”, was born. Offering digital documents, Allison does all of the work for you, allowing you to actually enjoy the party you put so much work in to. Listen in to learn how you can become the Pinterest-party planning mom of your dreams! Find Allison at Follow along at

 Episode #42: Permission to Shine with Darlene Hawley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:55

In this episode, I chat with Darlene Hawley, a women’s business coach dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs stand out, shine, and be herself! Darlene’s secret sauce is helping her clients find the permission within themselves to rock out in their business pursuits. Through listening to Darlene’s story, it’s undeniable that she would be successful- from becoming a teen parent, losing her mother at a young age, and striking out to start a business of her own- there’s no challenge that Darlene has backed down from. She’s 100% a coach and friend you want in your corner! Listen to our conversation to hear how she overcame these obstacles to become the bad ass boss mom that she is today! Find Darlene at: Follow along at:

 Episode #41: Tough Conversations with Niki and Meaghan of Other Life Lessons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:11

I was honored to host two guests from north of the border! I chatted with Megan and Nikki- the founders of Other Life Lessons, a line of children's books dedicated to opening up dialogue and having tough conversations with your kiddos. Their titles include: Why Mommy Works and Life's not Fair among others. These ladies believe that tip toeing around life's difficulties isn't the way to handle it and their products are helping parents broach these difficult topics with an appropriate level of detail and letting our kids know that if they have questions about these or other topics, we're there for them! Listen in as I chat with these mom-trepreneurs who are setting out to support parents every where, one children's book at a time. Get your hands on their books: Check them out:

 Episode #40: Wash It Later: Getting Messy in Business and Motherhood with Hannah England | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:52

If you've ever had an idea that you think is the next best thing but you haven't followed through then this is the episode for you! Hannah of Wash It Later is here with me to discuss following the butterflies of entrepreneurship and balancing the messiness of motherhood along the way. Wash It Later has been featured in such outlets as Baby List and Us Weekly and will definitely be a new addition to any future baby shower gifts from me for sure! Get your own: Follow along:


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