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.
Fred and I finally sat down to record Margot's birth story! What a saga it was! Contractions started and it was on! Two years of research and planning and praying for a VBAC... would it happen? We weren't sure. So many twists and turns and uncertainties. So many moments when everyone held their breath and thought, "Oh no. It's not going to happen!" But my entire birth team kept the faith. And Margot Jane appeared on the scene, giving me the opportunity for all the ugly-cry pics of my dreams! If you could listen to birth stories all day long (like me!), you don't want to miss this one. Thanks for tuning in!! Don't forget to rate the podcast on the podcast app and wherever you tune in!
Today, Margot and I are happy to bring to you my conversation with Leena Lamos of @enlightenhood (Margot makes a brief cameo in the intro ;) ). Leena is doing awesome things to help moms be the most present, real versions of themselves.... definitely work I can get behind! Leena and I shared our conversation back before Miss MJ joined me and I have to say that I've been putting our tips to the test as a new mom of two! Listen in as we talk about ways to 'rewrite' your motherhood story... and show up as the mom YOU were meant to be! Follow along at: www.instagram.com/enlightenedhood
Today's episode is a special re-release of an episode that aired on the Workr Beeing Podcast. Workr Beeing is "using science to build a happier hive"! And in my opinion, they are an invaluable content machine that will support you in every season of your work life. Whether you're self-employed, on the job hunt, or trying to find work life balance, Katina and Patricia (the geniuses behind Workr Beeing) have your back! In this episode, I share my best tips for advocating for yourself as a working mother! And if you stick around until the very end, you might here a few tidbits about me and Katina in high school! Follow them: www.instagram.com/workrbeeing Get the deets on their upcoming retreat!: https://workrbeeing.com/2019/09/16/introducing-the-workr-beeing-retreat/
Well, here I am. Coming to you straight from the trenches of the fourth trimester itself. I had the pleasure of talking to the ladies behind Matrescence: 4th Trimester Planning and Support *months* ago...back then I was a bright eyed and bushy tailed with only one little person to take care of. At least just one on the outside. I was so excited to employ the strategies I learned from this episode when baby #2 came. So when she decided to arrive three weeks earlier than expected I had no choice but it kick it into high gear. As you may have noticed from my two month absence from your earbuds, I took a long slow pause to get used to life with two kids - exactly what our family needed during this fourth trimester. Will I ever REALLY get used to it? Who knows... but we're falling into a new rhythm and in this episode we share the tips and tools I've been using for the last 7 weeks. Follow along here: https://www.instagram.com/matrescence_4thtri/ Get the good stuff here: www.4thtrimesterplan.com
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: www.instagram.com/onelittlemomma Get more at: https://www.onelittlemomma.com/
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!
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: www.Mamava.com and https://www.instagram.com/mamava_vt/
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: www.westerlystyle.com/ Follow Ilyssa here: www.instagram.com/ilyssa_herrington/
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: www.dareugo.com
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 www.findingyourmomtra.com/maychallenge
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 www.findingyourmomtra.com/maychallenge
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: https://socialiquegroupe.com/ Grab your freebie: https://socialiquegroupe.lpages.co/become-a-mompreneur/ Follow along: https://www.instagram.com/socialique/
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 http://bigtimeadulting.blog and www.instagram.com/bigtimeadulting !
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: www.deardarby.com And follow along with April and Aleena's awesome labor and motherhood tips here: www.instagram.com/dear_darby
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: www.instagram.com/the_spiritual_misfit 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 www.findingyourmomtra.com/event today before seats run out!