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Motherhood shouldn’t feel lonely or be depleting, and it shouldn’t be filled with self-doubt. With simple tools and resources, women can build inner and outer strength to tackle all that motherhood throws their way. I started Hello My Tribe because I needed more of everything as a new mom -- more support, more community, more understanding, more information, and more opportunity. During my first year of motherhood, I felt isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, and misunderstood, and I went through an identity crisis. Sometimes I still feel all of this, even four years postpartum. Through these experiences, I shared my story in 2016, came to learn I wasn’t alone, and found many solutions. I am now on a mission with Hello My Tribe to support women in all aspects of motherhood. Through content, campaigns, events, and both digital and in-person communities, we bring our two big beliefs to life. First, that motherhood is a team sport and second, that guilt-free self-care is a necessity. I’m so thankful to be on this journey with you. xoxo, Alex

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Motherhood shouldn’t feel lonely or be depleting, and it shouldn’t be filled with self-doubt. With simple tools and resources, women can build inner and outer strength to tackle all that motherhood throws their way. I started Hello My Tribe because I needed more of everything as a new mom -- more support, more community, more understanding, more information, and more opportunity. During my first year of motherhood, I felt isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, and misunderstood, and I went through an identity crisis. Sometimes I still feel all of this, even four years postpartum. Through these experiences, I shared my story in 2016, came to learn I wasn’t alone, and found many solutions. I am now on a mission with Hello My Tribe to support women in all aspects of motherhood. Through content, campaigns, events, and both digital and in-person communities, we bring our two big beliefs to life. First, that motherhood is a team sport and second, that guilt-free self-care is a necessity. I’m so thankful to be on this journey with you. xoxo, Alex

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Great listen for all moms

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Love listening to this any time I’m in the car. Awesome topics and super relatable.

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Absolutely love this podcast. Thank you!!

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
2
0
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Great listen for all moms

By Lwhite13 - Feb 04 2020
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Love listening to this any time I’m in the car. Awesome topics and super relatable.

Love

By jennfore - Aug 07 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast. Thank you!!
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Hello My Tribe

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

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Motherhood shouldn’t feel lonely or be depleting, and it shouldn’t be filled with self-doubt. With simple tools and resources, women can build inner and outer strength to tackle all that motherhood throws their way. I started Hello My Tribe because I needed more of everything as a new mom -- more support, more community, more understanding, more information, and more opportunity. During my first year of motherhood, I felt isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, and misunderstood, and I went through an identity crisis. Sometimes I still feel all of this, even four years postpartum. Through these experiences, I shared my story in 2016, came to learn I wasn’t alone, and found many solutions. I am now on a mission with Hello My Tribe to support women in all aspects of motherhood. Through content, campaigns, events, and both digital and in-person communities, we bring our two big beliefs to life. First, that motherhood is a team sport and second, that guilt-free self-care is a necessity. I’m so thankful to be on this journey with you. xoxo, Alex

Rank #1: 28. Learn: Molly Millwood explains why our marriages feel strained after kids

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Celebrated therapist, professor, author, and mom-expert Molly Millwood examines the link between women’s well-being as new mothers and the well-being of their relationships. In our longest podcast episode ever, Molly explains the "whys" behind our most common marital struggles, and offers guidance to help us reclaim our identities, overcome our guilt and shame, and repair our relationships. If you haven't read her book To Have and To Hold yet, this is an excellent introduction.

References:
Molly's Vermont therapy practice: https://www.mollymillwood.com
To Have and to Hold book: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062838681/to-have-and-to-hold/

Jul 25 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: 37. Her Story: Karalyn Holden on solo parenting, resentment, and pressure to another child

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Karalyn Holden’s bio used to proudly read that she is a Los Angeles-based model and Yoga teacher, however those careers seem in the distant past, as she has been navigating her role as mother for the last 3.5 years to her daughter, Kennady, all while being a college student on a long pursuit of a degree. This week, Alex and Karalyn chat about identity shifts, relationships, sacrifice, postpartum depletion, societal pressure to have more than one child, and action steps to reclaiming our lives.

Nov 07 2019

38mins

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Rank #3: 17. Learn: Psychotherapist gets real about postpartum health and healing

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Kelli Foulkrod is a holistic psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health. On this episode, Kelli shares her passion for the mind/body/spirit connection and empowers us to be our own healers so we can thrive in early motherhood. We cover the grieving process new mothers experience as they say goodbye to their old lives, the anger so many of us hide inside, and practical solutions for combating isolation.

References:
Kelli's psychotherapy practice: https://www.counselingfornewmoms.com/
Kelli's yoga therapy / energy healing work: https://organicmentalhealthcenter.com

Apr 18 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: 6. Her story: Jill Birt shares her experience with postpartum anxiety, depression, and psychosis

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Anxiety, debilitating depression, thoughts of suicide, and hallucinations led Jill Birt to follow her intuition, using yoga to connect deep to her inner-self to begin the healing process. As a mom of three, Jill has been caring for expectant mothers since 2001, first as Labor and Delivery nurse and now as a prenatal yoga instructor. This career transition came after Jill’s journey with postpartum psychosis after the birth of her third child.

Sep 12 2018

42mins

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Rank #5: 10. Learn: motherhood, career, and the motherhood penalty

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Jessica Gaffney of ProMama joins us to chat about balancing motherhood and career, how to support moms in the workplace, the motherhood penalty, the concept of women having it all, and learning to say no and to create boundaries.

Oct 22 2018

34mins

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Rank #6: 36. Learn: The benefits to women and mothers of living a more minimalist life

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Ashlee Piper, author of "Give a Sh*t," chats with Alex this week about how climate change impacts us as women and mothers, and all the things we care about. How would our lives look differently with more of a minimalist lifestyle? We would have more time and more energy, big things women desire. Did you know we spend 55 minutes a day just looking for things? Ashlee talks with us about how climate change influences global security and terrorism, the Marie Kondo movement versus ethical offloading, and what the American dream has become. Ashlee’s approach to all of this is warm and accessible. She prides herself in showing people that being eco-friendly and caring about the future of our planet doesn't mean sacrificing style, fun, or beauty. "Give a Sh*t" is a road map to a healthier, streamlined, stress-free, and sustainable existence. It’s not a manual of restrictions, but rather full of helpful, EASY, and impactful steps to take. Warning: this episode contains some potty language. http://www.ashleepiper.com/

Oct 31 2019

59mins

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Rank #7: 7. Her story: Lauren Cunningham shares infertility, prenatal depression, and postpartum anxiety

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On this week's episode, Lauren, mother of two boys, opens up about her experience with infertility, IVF, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Lauren shares her healing and self-care journey with us, including the use of both medication and alternative medicine to address prenatal depression and postpartum anxiety. And for the first time, we hear from a woman about the ethical dilemma of what to do with unused embryos.

Sep 28 2018

31mins

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Rank #8: 39. Her Story: Raising kids in New York City, maternity leave, and sex after kids

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Megan Harper joins Alex for a candid conversation, chatting about motherhood and career, and taking the summer off through her maternity leave to adventure around New York City with all three of her children. "I enjoy work. As much as I love my kids, its not beneficial for anyone in this family for me to be a mom 100% of the time. I'm not great at it 100% of the time. And I think I'm a better mom to them when I can take a step back for a minute." Megan is known for her humorous take on parenthood, and she does not disappoint on this week's episode as she shares more about "where to bang your husband when co-sleeping."

Jan 09 2020

30mins

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Rank #9: 16. Her Story: Paige Bellenbaum shares her experience with severe postpartum depression

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After the birth of her son, Paige Bellenbaum suffered from severe postpartum depression that almost cost her her own life. Paige shares her journey that included the inability to connect and bond immediately with her son, anxiety, and sleeplessness. While walking down the street in New York City, Paige was ready to jump in front of a bus. Seeing her reflection, Paige didn't recognize herself and immediately went to the hospital with her baby in tow to seek treatment. Paige is now the Chief External Relations Officer of The Motherhood Center of New York, and the mother of two children. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, PBS Newshour and in Women’s Health Magazine, as well as in The Wall Street Journal.

Feb 07 2019

46mins

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Rank #10: 21. His Story: One dad shares his secrets to successful co-parenting

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For the first time in Hello My Tribe history, we invited a man onto the podcast! Dominick Luciano is a husband and father of two with a lot to say about his responsibilities as a parent. Alex and Dominick talk doulas, self care, fatherhood, parenting partnerships, and delayed bonding with kids. We recommend sharing this episode with your own co-parent *hint hint*

References:
Brené Brown's A Call to Courage netflix special: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-WvA7uFDQ

May 16 2019

57mins

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Rank #11: 20. Inspire: Taking control of your birth and postpartum experience

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Join us as we sit down with Gina Giordano, a doula and childbirth educator who's passionate about educating and empowering birth workers and expecting families. We talk about the importance of having advocates for all types of birth, the new landscape of birth worker training, and current social justice concerns in the birth world.

References:
Doula Trainings International: www.wearedti.com
DTI Instagram: www.instagram.com/doulatrainingsint
DTI Scholarship Program: https://supportdtischolarships.greatfeats.com/
Born into This Conference: www.bornintothis.co

May 09 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: 12. Learn: Elizabeth Bachner on creating better outcomes during birth

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Elizabeth Bachner, owner of birthing and wellness center Gracefull in Los Angeles, shares her personal journey of transitioning from the corporate world to midwifery. Now a leader and champion for those birthing, Elizabeth walks us through the differences between doulas and midwives, home birth and hospital birth, and low-risk childbirth and high-risk childbirth. Elizabeth shares her thoughts on how pain is part of the process and the concept of hands on healing.

Nov 28 2018

44mins

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Rank #13: 38. Learn: What goes on your skin goes into your body

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At 32 years old and with young twins at home, Hillary Peterson was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This experience led Hillary to find her purpose, educating people on the impacts of toxins in skincare and providing superior skincare products without sacrificing efficacy. Hillary shares with Alex the moment she connected that what goes on your skin goes into your body and about her eight years studying botanicals and their healing powers that eventually led to the launch of her skincare company True Botanicals. True Botanics has banned 5,000 beauty ingredients in their products, compared to 11 banned by the U.S. and 1,328 banned by Europe. Hillary also shares how she has balanced her career and her journey as an entrepreneur with motherhood, and how this has impacted her children. As promised in this week's episode, here are a few of Hillary's favorite non-toxic products:
Skincare/body care: https://truebotanicals.com
Home cleaning supplies: https://branchbasics.com/
Mascara: https://iliabeauty.com
Lipstick: https://kosas.com/
Tinted moisturizer: https://www.beautycounter.com
Sunscreen: https://burnoutsun.com/

Nov 21 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: 4. Learn: donating your breastmilk saves lives

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Kim Updegrove, executive director of the largest milk bank in the world, shares the Mother's Milk Bank at Austin with us. Why is there a need for donor milk? What are the issues with informal sharing? Learn how you can help save the most fragile babies, and families from more heartache.

Aug 20 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: 8. Her story: motherhood + divorce

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Entrepreneur and mother of three, Michelle Muller shares her journey into motherhood and how she has overcome an abusive relationship and divorce.

Oct 04 2018

31mins

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Rank #16: 31. Inspire: A better postpartum experience

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Kate Westervelt is Founder and CEO of MOMBOX, and is on a mission to take better care of new moms during the postpartum recovery period. Kate and her MOMBOX team ship postpartum care kits, direct-to-consumer, filled with the healing products new moms need. She talks with us about her own surprising postpartum experience, and shares her advice for a better postpartum experience.

References:
MOMBOX: https://www.mom-box.com/
Kate's article You might not like motherhood, and that's ok: https://www.hellomytribe.com/pre-post/you-might-not-like-motherhood-and-thats-ok/

Aug 29 2019

36mins

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Rank #17: 34. Her Story: Lauren Petrowski on career pivots

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After a decade at her dream job, Lauren Petrowski made the decision to leave her role as a news anchor a few years after becoming a mother. "I don't think this is working for my life anymore." Alex and Lauren discuss Lauren's daily wake up at 2:30am, maternity leave, losing a piece of your identity when leaving a job, questioning what you're good at now, finding a sense of self-worth post career, and figuring out what to do next. "You will never know the possibilities until you take the leap."

Oct 02 2019

34mins

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Rank #18: 25. Her Story: Postpartum trauma and recovery

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Jessie Collins' first labor, delivery, and postpartum experience was nothing short of traumatic. To heal physically and emotionally from the maltreatment and bad judgments of her healthcare providers took years of extensive work, including EMDR and talk therapies. Jessie shares what she learned's about self-advocacy and how she and her care team prepared for a redemptive second birth experience.

References:
EMDR therapy: https://www.emdria.org/page/emdr_therapy
Jessie's redemptive second birth story: https://www.hellomytribe.com/motherhood/a-redemptive-labor-experience/

Jun 27 2019

34mins

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Rank #19: 13. Inspire: not every new parent gathering needs to be a sing-a-long

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Have you ever felt left out of a conversation or not welcome somewhere because you have a child in tow? Upon entering motherhood after completing graduate school at Columbia University at 34 weeks pregnant, this is exactly what Sarah Lux-Lee came to find. With the desire to continue to be part of professional and intellectual experiences, Sarah ran a successful experiment in Brooklyn which led to the launch of Mindr. Mindr runs talks, workshops, classes, and events with global experts where crying babies are always welcome. Sarah chats with us about motherhood, entrepreneurship, the motherhood penalty, the concept of "having it all," and what parental leave is like in Australia.

Dec 06 2018

43mins

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Rank #20: 15. Learn: Nanny guru shares her entrepreneurial journey with us

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We ask Sarah Davis of Olive. You. Nanny and the soon-to-launch Nanny Tribe all sorts of questions. What to look for when hiring a nanny? What processes should be in place? How to give feedback to the person caring for your children and in your home? What have you learned along the way balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship?

Jan 09 2019

35mins

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Replay: Teen pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and bodies, and talking to our children about sex

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On this week's episode, teen mom turned Ivy League grad Jessica Rockowitz not only shares her motherhood journey with us, but covers a wide range of topics including: talking to your children about sex starting as young as five, teaching our children about self-respect, feelings about postpartum bodies, the dreaded social media comparison, postpartum anxiety, and finding what makes you happy.

Feb 20 2020

48mins

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Replay: Social media + bullying and living out your own dreams + mothering tweens

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Andra Liemandt is a visionary and brings her energy to all her passions, particularly The Kindness Campaign. When her friend's 12-year-old daughter, a bullying victim, committed suicide, Liemandt discovered a shocking dearth of educational resources. Motivated to make a difference, she founded The Kindness Campaign, which now proactively addresses bullying via powerful curriculum, meaningful activations and events at schools and organizations, teaching the foundational message "I am enough." This message is also the focus of her band, The Mrs, an all-female pop-rock band that has been featured on Good Morning America, BuzzFeed, grammy.com, The Queen Latifah Show, and in Billboard and People magazine. Liemandt's knack for empowering audiences toward inner and outer kindness has positioned her as a coveted keynote speaker, a philanthropist and an influencer. At the heart of it all, she is a mother of two daughters and is continuously looking to spearhead social change that creates a kinder future for the next generation.

Feb 13 2020

43mins

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43. Learn: The history of motherhood and the challenges of working motherhood today

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Alex here! When I heard Marti Bledsoe Post on the stage at Mother: The Summit talking about the history of motherhood, I immediately knew we needed to bring this conversation to our community. This episode is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I found myself often speechless as Marti discusses the "intensive parenting" era we are experiencing today, the fact that the U.S. is ranked 41st out of 41 developed countries in terms of family-friendly policies by UNICEF, and how the gender gap begins at home. In Marti's book Retrofit, she shares that The New York Times recently reported that girls do more chores than boys at home, girls make less allowance than boys, and girls are paid less for chores than boys. When learning this, are you surprised that research has found that women spend less time relaxing than men and that 65% of child care responsibilities are shouldered by working mothers compared to 35% by working fathers? We discuss solutions on how to make working motherhood work better for moms, their families, and their employers.
You can find more about Marti and her book here: https://a-parently.com/

Feb 06 2020

35mins

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Replay: Molly Millwood explains why our marriages feel strained after kids

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Celebrated therapist, professor, author, and mom-expert Molly Millwood examines the link between women’s well-being as new mothers and the well-being of their relationships. In our longest podcast episode ever, Molly explains the "whys" behind our most common marital struggles, and offers guidance to help us reclaim our identities, overcome our guilt and shame, and repair our relationships. If you haven't read her book To Have and To Hold yet, this is an excellent introduction.

References:
Molly's Vermont therapy practice: www.mollymillwood.com
To Have and to Hold book: www.harpercollins.com/9780062838681/…e-and-to-hold/

Jan 30 2020

1hr 18mins

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42. Her Story: Behind the scenes at Hatch, from founder Ariane Goldman's perspective

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"I'm so thrilled with how beautiful our progress has come, but it has been painstaking and everything amazing in life is tough and you have to fight for it. It's not handed to us. Building this brand and connecting with people has been really an uphill battle. There's no other way to get here and we haven't even really begun in my eyes. I'm ready for the challenge ahead." Ariane Goldman, founder of Hatch, opens up about the decade she has poured into building the leading maternity (and beyond) brand. The mom-guilt, the challenges of building and managing an all woman team, the company evolution, saying goodbye to self-care as she knew it, fundraising as a woman and a mother...Alex and Ariane cover it all. Hatch today includes ready-to-wear, intimates, accessories and beauty, and three brick and mortar community spaces in New York and Los Angeles.

Jan 23 2020

27mins

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41. Learn: Elsa Collins on race, teaching empathy to our children, and the crisis at the border

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Growing up on both sides of the border in Tijuana and San Diego, Elsa Collins has an important and unique perspective. Elsa shares what life was like on the border during her childhood and the misconceptions today about the area and how media plays a part into the humanitarian crisis. As co-founder of This is About Humanity, Elsa is an advocate for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. who are stuck in Tijuana. For these individuals fleeing and now in shelters in Tijuana, it's a choice between possible death and certain death. What would you choose for your family? Elsa also discusses the importance of teaching empathy, as well how to talk about race with our children.

Jan 20 2020

35mins

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40. Her Story: Ashley Melone on Madri Collection, side hustles, and working with a best friend

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On this week's episode, Ashley Melone joins Alex to share the idea behind Madri Collection and what it's like launching this business as a side hustle and with her childhood best friend Danielle Walish. Madri Collection is a ready-to-mother line that empowers women to breastfeed everywhere. This week's episode is an inspiring one that shares a different side to launching a business than we often hear.

Jan 16 2020

34mins

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39. Her Story: Raising kids in New York City, maternity leave, and sex after kids

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Megan Harper joins Alex for a candid conversation, chatting about motherhood and career, and taking the summer off through her maternity leave to adventure around New York City with all three of her children. "I enjoy work. As much as I love my kids, its not beneficial for anyone in this family for me to be a mom 100% of the time. I'm not great at it 100% of the time. And I think I'm a better mom to them when I can take a step back for a minute." Megan is known for her humorous take on parenthood, and she does not disappoint on this week's episode as she shares more about "where to bang your husband when co-sleeping."

Jan 09 2020

30mins

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38. Learn: What goes on your skin goes into your body

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At 32 years old and with young twins at home, Hillary Peterson was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This experience led Hillary to find her purpose, educating people on the impacts of toxins in skincare and providing superior skincare products without sacrificing efficacy. Hillary shares with Alex the moment she connected that what goes on your skin goes into your body and about her eight years studying botanicals and their healing powers that eventually led to the launch of her skincare company True Botanicals. True Botanics has banned 5,000 beauty ingredients in their products, compared to 11 banned by the U.S. and 1,328 banned by Europe. Hillary also shares how she has balanced her career and her journey as an entrepreneur with motherhood, and how this has impacted her children. As promised in this week's episode, here are a few of Hillary's favorite non-toxic products:
Skincare/body care: https://truebotanicals.com
Home cleaning supplies: https://branchbasics.com/
Mascara: https://iliabeauty.com
Lipstick: https://kosas.com/
Tinted moisturizer: https://www.beautycounter.com
Sunscreen: https://burnoutsun.com/

Nov 21 2019

34mins

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37. Her Story: Karalyn Holden on solo parenting, resentment, and pressure to another child

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Karalyn Holden’s bio used to proudly read that she is a Los Angeles-based model and Yoga teacher, however those careers seem in the distant past, as she has been navigating her role as mother for the last 3.5 years to her daughter, Kennady, all while being a college student on a long pursuit of a degree. This week, Alex and Karalyn chat about identity shifts, relationships, sacrifice, postpartum depletion, societal pressure to have more than one child, and action steps to reclaiming our lives.

Nov 07 2019

38mins

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36. Learn: The benefits to women and mothers of living a more minimalist life

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Ashlee Piper, author of "Give a Sh*t," chats with Alex this week about how climate change impacts us as women and mothers, and all the things we care about. How would our lives look differently with more of a minimalist lifestyle? We would have more time and more energy, big things women desire. Did you know we spend 55 minutes a day just looking for things? Ashlee talks with us about how climate change influences global security and terrorism, the Marie Kondo movement versus ethical offloading, and what the American dream has become. Ashlee’s approach to all of this is warm and accessible. She prides herself in showing people that being eco-friendly and caring about the future of our planet doesn't mean sacrificing style, fun, or beauty. "Give a Sh*t" is a road map to a healthier, streamlined, stress-free, and sustainable existence. It’s not a manual of restrictions, but rather full of helpful, EASY, and impactful steps to take. Warning: this episode contains some potty language. http://www.ashleepiper.com/

Oct 31 2019

59mins

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35. Her Story: Postpartum depression, medication, and having an only child with Jen Schwartz

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"It was a fight to get out of bed and a fight to try and get better. You feel like it's going to be like this forever." Jen Schwartz joins us to talk about her journey with postpartum depression. We discuss her process from realization, to going to the doctor, to trying different medications, to finding the right therapist. We discuss shame around medication and the decision to have only one child. Jen also shares with us the work she is doing to support the 1 in 5 women who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through her platform Motherhood Understood and her other leadership roles.

Oct 10 2019

35mins

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34. Her Story: Lauren Petrowski on career pivots

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After a decade at her dream job, Lauren Petrowski made the decision to leave her role as a news anchor a few years after becoming a mother. "I don't think this is working for my life anymore." Alex and Lauren discuss Lauren's daily wake up at 2:30am, maternity leave, losing a piece of your identity when leaving a job, questioning what you're good at now, finding a sense of self-worth post career, and figuring out what to do next. "You will never know the possibilities until you take the leap."

Oct 02 2019

34mins

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33. Learn: Setting and achieving goals, while embracing failure

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Have a dream? Trying to achieve a goal? What's stopping you from going for it? Fear of failure is the number one reason stopping people from making goals in first place. Goals put us in a vulnerable spot light as we have a 50/50 chance: success or failure. Jacki Carr, goal coach, writer, motivational speaker, yogi, and mother of two daughters, joins guides us to help set and achieve goals. And according to Jacki, failure is an important part of the process. “Failure is slowly becoming a great friend of mine.” Jacki also helps us reframe how hiring a coach of any kind is an investment in ourselves, rather than an expense. Both Alex and Jacki each share some of their own goals and current barriers to reaching them. And currently in a tough place where self-care and goal setting sound overwhelming to you? Don’t worry, we address this.

Jacki Carr: https://www.jackicarr.com
Finish by Jon Acuff: https://acuff.me/books/

Sep 26 2019

48mins

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32. Her Story: Jen Pinkston on balance and working from home

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Jen Pinkston shares her journey of being a full-time content creator and mom of two, all while working from home and prioritizing her kids over career. Alex and Jen chat weekly planning, daily schedules, blogging, self-care, and bed-time routines. In 2011, with the belief that effortless, every day style should be accessible to all, Jen channeled her love of fashion and enthusiasm for design into the lifestyle site, TheEffortlessChic.com. Jen's work has been featured on The Today Show, Real Simple, W Magazine, Martha Stewart, Women's Health Magazine, and many more. Her site is often praised as an inspiring resource to help get you dressed, design your own home, and feel more confident in motherhood.

The Effortless Chic: theeffortlesschic.com
15 Laws of Growth book: https://www.amazon.com/15-Invaluable-Laws-Growth-Potential-ebook/dp/B0076DF6T4

Sep 19 2019

33mins

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Replay: Infertility, IVF, Prenatal Depression, and Postpartum Anxiety

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On this week's episode, Lauren Cunningham, mother of two boys, opens up about her experience with infertility, IVF, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Lauren shares her healing and self-care journey with us, including the use of both medication and alternative medicine to address prenatal depression and postpartum anxiety. And for the first time, we hear from a woman about the ethical dilemma of what to do with unused embryos.

Sep 12 2019

31mins

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Replay: Postpartum Psychosis, Anxiety, Depression + Healing

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Anxiety, debilitating depression, thoughts of suicide, and hallucinations led Jill Birt to follow her intuition, using yoga to connect deep to her inner-self to begin the healing process. As a mom of three, Jill has been caring for expectant mothers since 2001, first as Labor and Delivery nurse and now as a prenatal yoga instructor. This career transition came after Jill’s journey with postpartum psychosis after the birth of her third child. Originally published on 9/12/18.

Sep 05 2019

42mins

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31. Inspire: A better postpartum experience

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Kate Westervelt is Founder and CEO of MOMBOX, and is on a mission to take better care of new moms during the postpartum recovery period. Kate and her MOMBOX team ship postpartum care kits, direct-to-consumer, filled with the healing products new moms need. She talks with us about her own surprising postpartum experience, and shares her advice for a better postpartum experience.

References:
MOMBOX: https://www.mom-box.com/
Kate's article You might not like motherhood, and that's ok: https://www.hellomytribe.com/pre-post/you-might-not-like-motherhood-and-thats-ok/

Aug 29 2019

36mins

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Replay: universal hatred of breast pump inspires a husband and wife to take action

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In case you missed this episode back in August of 2018, we are sharing it again! First stop for Babyation, reinventing the outdated breast pump. Sam Rudolph, the woman behind the start-up, chats breast pumps and motherhood with us.

Aug 22 2019

25mins

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30. Inspire: A Mompreneur talks schedules, starting companies, and tools for staying sane

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Cristina Bocanegra is an Austin-based wardrobe stylist who has worked with clients like Brooklyn Decker, Norah Jones, and Whitney Wolfe Herd. Inspired by new motherhood and the birth of her two sons, Bowie and Grey, Cristina founded Love Child, a digital publication for the modern parent who seeks relevant lifestyle content and daily inspiration. Never content to stay still, Cristina also recently founded Mini Market, an event featuring goods for mamas and their minis, as well as the Current Conference, a one-day event where motherhood and creativity intersect. She shares her tips for managing all these responsibilities with motherhood and marriage, and finding the motivation to start it all over again each morning.

References:
Love Child Digital Magazine: www.lovechildmag.com
Current Conference: https://www.currentconference.com/
Wardrobe Styling: http://www.cristinafacundo.com

Aug 16 2019

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Great listen for all moms

By Lwhite13 - Feb 04 2020
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Love listening to this any time I’m in the car. Awesome topics and super relatable.

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By jennfore - Aug 07 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast. Thank you!!