The Latched Mama Podcast
Summary: Join business owner and #momboss of five Melissa Wirt as she shares interviews and tips on how to get the best out of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and motherhood. Laugh and learn with us as we tackle the unexpected road of parenting.
Melissa interviews Amanda Gorman, a child birth educator and podcast host of Finding Your Village. Listen as they discuss some ideas on transitioning to motherhood, the postpartum stage, and ideas on how to find your own village. Resources: www.findingyourvillage.com https://pregnancy-to-preschool.myshopify.com/
Moving from structured days to free summer play, Lindi and Melissa cut it up and talk about some ways to survive summer with your kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKu9A8LZnA0
Lindi and Melissa talk about traveling with kids: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Listeners call in with their questions and different hacks for traveling. So, if you are thinking of traveling with kids, this is a must listen!
Melissa and Lindi answer listeners’ questions on how to navigate meal time and picky eaters.
Have you ever heard the saying “good help is hard to find?!” It can be – especially when it comes to finding someone to watch your kids. Lindi and Melissa talk about practical ways to find and keep good child care help.
This episode is all about whether you are “done” (or not!) having kids! Listeners call in with questions that Melissa and Lindi answer and discuss candidly. They also share their own personal stories and how they knew they were done.
Melissa and Lindi open up about sex and intimacy and answer listeners’ questions in a fun, informative way. It’s the conversation you wish you could have with your girlfriends! Some of the biggest takeaways: Be creative and communicate! (Hint: There is a lot of talk about sex, so you might want to listen without little ears around :P)
N’Jameh Russell- Camara, founder of the Pandemic Pregnancy Project, joins Melissa for this week’s podcast. N’Jameh set out to collect stories from people all across the country who experienced pregnancy and birth during the pandemic as a way to archive these historic experiences. Her hope is that in sharing these stories, it will create authentic connection, freedom, and celebration. Ways to connect: * IG- @pandemicpregnancyproject * Website: www.pandemicpregnancyproject.com
Lindi and Melissa chat through their journey into Therapy. How to find a therapist for you, how it can help regardless of your current health status, how to reach out and start, and other little nuggets from their personal experience.
Melissa and Lindi sit down with Dr. Jim Holland, a local Richmond area chiropractor, to discuss the entire cycle of conception, pregnancy, and post natal/breastfeeding with Chiropractic care. https://hollandfamilychiropractic.com HOPE Perfect Prenatal Part 1 & Part 2
Latched Mama is here for those mommas in the trenches, and often, being in the trenches means dealing with those dreaded temper tantrums. Melissa and Susan Townsend Holt (family life coach) talk about how to navigate big emotions and the different tools we can use as a family to help our kids.
Melissa sits down with Meghan and Reihle, 2 amazing physical therapists, to talk all things pelvic health.
Sleep Training is not for everyone*, but if you are at the point where you are saying I.JUST.NEED.SLEEP, then this episode might be exactly what you need! Melissa is joined by Certified Child Sleep Consultant Diana Flutie from Big Sky Lullaby to discuss healthy sleep habits, how sleep deprivation can impact maternal mental health, and debunk some common misconceptions about sleep training. So if you’ve already tried all the tricks and gadgets but still can’t seem to get a decent night of sleep, give this episode a listen for some tangible tips to help reclaim your slumber! *Disclaimer: We know sleep training can be a loaded topic- there is never one right way on this mothering journey, so please do what works best for you and your family!
Melissa and Linda quote what “scientificy” people talk about as it relates to Mom Brain. They share some of their own Mom Brain stories and some stories from the Latched Mama Community.
In the honor of Black History month, Ebony Allen – Birth in Color RVA Doula, NurtureRVA Facilitator, and Homeschooling mom of 5 – joined the Latched Mama Podcast to bring attention, support, and awareness to the black breastfeeding community. Resources: * Birth In Color RVA: https://birthincolorrva.org * Nurture RVA: https://nurturerva.org