I Help Moms- Experts Making Motherhood Easier

I Help Moms- Experts Making Motherhood Easier

By Michelle Brown
Tips and strategies to make motherhood easier, healthier and happier with the TOP ihelpmoms.com family experts! Parenting, Potty Training, Sleep School, Lactation Consultants, Doctors, Doulas, Midwives, Nutritionists, Family Therapists and more! We want to help you do more than just survive motherhood, we want to help you to create a life you LOVE!
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Balancing and Boundaries For Working Moms
Wow!!!! This time requires more balance than ever for moms who are working, homeschooling and taking care of daily home responsibilities! We talk on today’s podcast with mental health counselor Evelyn of Hatch and Bloom to get helpful tips to balance it all and stop feeling guilty!
07:46
May 28, 2020
Mindful Homeschool Activities
This time in our life moms are experiencing more stress than ever and our kids are sponges that absorb our anxiety. As Yes We Can Moms we explore how we can incorporate mindful parenting practices to help our kids experience growth mindset during this time. Rain Jarret, author, speaker, teacher and Founder of @mindfulparenting1 discusses mindfulness strategies to Make Motherhood Easier!
13:37
May 18, 2020
Homeschool Tips From A Teacher, Principal and Author Michael Delman
We love connecting moms to the best family experts and today we talk with one of my favorite teachers, principals, school cofounder and child development expert Michael Delman!! Moms are juggling a lot and we want to know what is normal, what IS realistic for moms trying to do it all right now? 1. How long can the under 9 brain focus? 2. Is it ok to homeschool 4 days a week or not do the 9 to 3 hours? 3. Are we setting expectations too high with so much pressure to work and homeschool and juggle it all? Ask your questions to Michael at www.beyondbooksmart.com
10:02
May 6, 2020
What Do Our Kids REALLY Need From Us Right Now?
We talk with mental heath counselor Evelyn, Founder of Hatch & Bloom on what our kids REALLY need from us during this Covid-19 time. We discuss being present, being a working mom, how to accompany our kids through this new reality. If you are a mindful mom, balancing a lot of different roles, this episode will truly resonate! Follow @hatchandbloomco on IG or visit www.hatchandbloom.co
08:06
May 5, 2020
SuperCharged Health With Dr. Poe
Dr. Kristen Poe discusses WHY it is so important to take CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH NOW🙌 🏃🏽‍♀️ Fight Obesity ❤️Decrease Chronic Disease ✅Boost Your Immune System . If you could make yourself SUPER CHARGED with whole food, exercise, probiotics, decreasing, supplements, inflammation and an aligned nervous system WHY wouldn’t you? #TrueHealth . Virtual consultations for customized health care available at https://www.poeholistichealth.com💪🏽 🥗🧘🏻🏋🏽
09:37
May 5, 2020
Day 28: Overcome Overwhelm
Today we discuss 3 ways to navigate negative thoughts. We all have them, but what do we do with them? 1. Talk back to them thinking about a time we have over come hardship. Talk back to them focusing on fact, not assumption. 2. Focus on gratitude. What we focus on flows into our lives. 3. Be gentle on yourself. There is no such thing as “normal”. Reach out to our family therapist @joyacaso via email at hello@joyacaso.com
06:20
April 30, 2020
Day 27 Moms and Mental Health
That point where you hit max pressure- No PPP, air conditioner breaks, school zoom won’t work, your littles don’t give you a moment of peace, your sink breaks...I needed to implement all of the amazing tools I have learned over the last 27 days with family therapist hello@joyacaso.com. 26 days I was fine. Day 27. I broke. Here is what I did to get stronger, cope and move forward.
07:06
April 28, 2020
Day 26: Seek Hope
Hope is not an emotion: It’s a cognitive process – a thought process made up of what researcher C.R. Snyder called the trilogy of “Goals, pathways, and agency.” Hope happens when we can set goals, have the tenacity and perseverance to pursue those goals, and believe in our own abilities to act. Snyder also points out that “hope is learned.” Today family therapist @joyacaso provides moms with tips for finding hope in #CoronaVirus and maintaining it
06:17
April 28, 2020
What’s Good?
Even in times of hardship there is GOOD to be found. There is so much benefit to gratitude and a positive outlook including: Decreased stress, boosted immune system, role models handling challenges, and it enables us to develop coping skills. Good habits could look like meditation, prayer, gratitude journals, reframing and if you have questions reach out to our ihelpmoms family therapist @joyacaso!
04:18
April 27, 2020
Day 24: How To Set An Intention During Corona Virus Living
On today’s episode, therapist Joy Acaso discusses the difference between an expectation and an intention. 3 questions to guide your intention setting are: 1. I am looking for_____ 2. I am willing to be ______3. I can _____. Setting an intention will help anchor you through this Corona Virus and provide gentle living solutions to keep you calm.
07:35
April 24, 2020
Day 23: Expectations vs Reality
The same expectations we have of our self may not be applicable during the Corona Virus. Feeling overwhelmed? 3 things we can do to recalibrate: 1. Take time for yourself. 2. Be aware of your expectations and adjust to free yourself from stress 3. Breath and actively look for the positive. Most of all know you are not alone in this tremendous adaptation. Ihelpmoms.com is right there with you and if you have questions connect to our family therapist hello@joyacaso.com.
04:46
April 23, 2020
Day 23: Reality vs Expectation
The same expectations we have of our self may not be applicable during the Corona Virus. Feeling overwhelmed? 3 things we can do to recalibrate: 1. Take time for yourself. 2. Be aware of your expectations and adjust to free yourself from stress 3. Breath and actively look for the positive. Most of all know you are not alone in this tremendous adaptation. Ihelpmoms.com is right there with you and if you have questions connect to our family therapist hello@joyacaso.com.
04:05
April 23, 2020
Day 22: Tips For Couples Communication
Our ihelpmoms.com Family Therapist with Infinite Intimacy discusses 3 keys to couples communication during the Corona Virus Pandemic. Acknowledge how you are feeling. Take a moment to self soothe yourself and reflect why you feel the way you do. Commit to be kind to one another during this time.
07:43
April 22, 2020
Day 21: Reframe Your Covid-19 Experience
Reframing is one of the best tools we can use to reboot our mental state in times of crisis. I help moms therapist Joy Acaso discusses the importance of acknowledging our feelings and our kids feelings and taking the steps to move forward using reframing.
06:23
April 21, 2020
TEAM UNITY
Think. Plan. Do. Now is the best time to unify our teams and really indenting what each persons zone of genius is. So many businesses try to push employees to be the jack of all trades, but that is ineffective management. Help your team identify their top 2-3 areas they are gifted in & create accountability so everyone has clarity for optimal unity moving forward for your small business success. Take these steps to come out of Corona Virus with your team ready to change the world!
02:20
April 20, 2020
What Do I Really Want?
We can see the light at the end of this Corona Virus Tunnel. Now is the absolute best time to ask ourselves what do I want now?
03:07
April 20, 2020
Day 18: Serving Through Struggle
It’s easy in times of stress to get caught up in our own stuff, our own bubble. The most magical moments come however when we choose to serve others. There are simple things during this Corona Virus we can do. We can have food delivered to an elderly neighbor or grandparent, we can support local restaurants, we can have our kids write a letter or card, we can donate to United Way or Salvation Army. The gesture of spreading love is one of the most important things we can do right now.
04:33
April 15, 2020
Open Your Window Of Opportunity
Today we talk about choosing to be the best we can be even in times of struggle. To rise, to grow, to take action to move forward. Be the present parent you have always wanted to be, to be the compassionate friend and family member, to focus on your blessings with the one you love, to get all of those “things” done you always wanted to. Yes We Can Moms. Corona Virus will not take us down for we are focused on positivity, hope and the opportunity to grow.
05:39
April 13, 2020
Day 15: It IS Okay To Relax
Our first message of encouragement for you today is that it's ok to relax. We may be in a pandemic but you can protect your inner calm. Simplify your days by prioritizing your top 3 things. - check in with yourself first and regularly through out the day -pace yourself. -tune in to how you're feelings. -watch for any negative thoughts that come up. Notice those and breathe them out in the moment. -go back to your top 3 priorities for the day. -remember to enjoy your time with your family.
03:17
April 10, 2020
Breastfeeding and Corona Virus
We talk with Lactation Consultant and Founder of Holistic Lactation on what the evidence shows regarding breastfeeding with Corona Virus, if you should delay weaning and how to get breast feeding support during this pandemic. *Make sure to talk with your health care provider as this is not intended as medical advice.
15:32
April 9, 2020
When Life Gets Crazy Do This!
Let’s face it right now life has absolutely piled on moms. Many of us are working, homeschooling, cleaning, cooking, figuring out ways to pay our employees through this pandemic, being empathetic to our partners, friends and families. It’s a lot! Stress is a part of life, so finding healthy ways to manage it is one of the best things we can do. We encourage you today to pick 1 to have in your back pocket: Meditate, play, walk, drink water, workout, step away, look for the silver lining. You are not alone and if you feel open to additional coaching on stress management reach out to our family therapist at hello@joyacaso.com.
07:34
April 9, 2020
Day 13 Positive Moms: Be A Rock
It can be so challenging to remain positive when your associates, partner, spouse, or children are feeling stressed or grumpy or negative. Here are ihelpmoms.com four tips to stay uplifted and still be empathetic: 1. Be there for them but your main role is to be a good listener. 2. Help them externalize their feelings and thoughts by verbalizing or have them write those down. 3. Work on your own mindset, notice when you're leaning towards negative thoughts. 4. Avoid wanting to be in fix-it-mode because feelings don't need to be "fixed" as much they need to be validated.
03:48
April 8, 2020
Day 12: Surround Yourself With Positive People
During this Corona Virus one of the most important things we can do is surround ourselves with positive people! Positivity (1) rewires the brain because every emotion changes the neurochemistry of the brain. The opposite is also true. Negativity rewires the brain. (2) Positivity boosts your immune system (3) Positivity lowers stress levels which means focus, concentration and problem solving skills also increase. (4) Positivity increases our awareness and conciousness.
02:57
April 7, 2020
Health Is Your Greatest Wealth
As working moms inside & out of the house, homeschooling during corona virus it is vital to carve out time for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health! Yes We Can get through this and come out better the other side!
03:07
April 6, 2020
Day 9 Positive Moms: Time To Reset
We are taking this Corona Virus Time to reset, reboot and rejuvenate. It is a good time to take a breath in the journey of life. It takes the same amount of energy to stress as it does to be thankful. Yes these times can be scary, they can feel overwhelming but one thing is for sure there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for in the mix of things. 1. We get time to BE with our kids enjoying actually seeing, hearing and witnessing their learning. We get to teach and talk about things that interest our family not just a core curriculum. 2. We get to do what our family wants when we want to do it without outside schedules dictating it. 3. We get a break from rushing. 4. We are safe. 5. We have food. 6. If you have been able to keep working what a blessing! The human spirit was built upon the ability to overcome. With gratitude we can refocus our brains from stress to training it upon what we are thankful for giving not only ourselves the ability to reset and rejuvenate but setting a great example for our kids of how to manage high stress times.
06:09
April 2, 2020
Day 8: Mediate To Be Good At Life
On today’s episode Family Therapist Joy Acaso discusses why meditation is good for the mind and body for many reasons. One it is a way to strengthen the connection between our left and right brain. It is also a way to release stress and toxins from our body. Finally when we are in a relaxed state we can access the feel good waves of our brain known as the alpha waves. These waves are good for memory, intellect, and cognition. 2. We don't have to be a yoga expert to be able to meditate. It is simply a relaxation of the body and a way to let go of thoughts without judgment. 3. Yesterday Michelle talked about setting your intentions for the day. You can incorporate that during your meditation. An easy deep breathing exercise is 5-5-5. As you become in tuned with your breath you can visualize how you want to feel that day. There's no limit to how long you want to do this. Your mind, body and spirit become synchronized. 4. Author Emily Fletcher says "we don't meditate to become good meditators. We meditate to become good at life." It's not about the details of how you do it or how long. But really giving yourself a chance to be self-compassionate at that moment. Not judging your thoughts and emotions. Looking for more peace during this Corona Virus? Email Joy at hello@joyacaso.com
04:10
April 1, 2020
Day 7 Positive Moms: Being Present During Corona Virus
Many moms are being pulled in a lot of directions right now working inside and/or out of the home, homeschooling kids, taking care of house hold duties all while trying to stay present with their families during this overwhelming Corona Virus time. On today’s show we give 5 tips to help moms tune out the noise in the world and to tune into family time and being present for our kids.
06:22
March 31, 2020
Day 6 Positive Moms: Hopeful Homeschooling
On our podcast today with family therapist Joy Acaso, we discuss homeschooling, balancing it all, mom guilt and 5 tips to a happy homeschool experience during the corona virus.
05:59
March 30, 2020
Day 5 Positive Moms: Compassion For Other Perspectives
It is vital to understand we all have different perspective and that everyone has the power to be considerate during this time following the 3 C’s: 1. Community - remember that we are all going through this. Let's not minimize peoples feelings. Consider others perspectives. No judgment. 2. Compassion - ask, "how can I serve?'; communicate and demonstrate appreciation and gratitude. 3. Calm - spread calm and love. Seek for "good news". Asking ourselves daily how can I serve my community, my employees, my friends, my healthcare workers, my family during these Corona Virus days- and all the days beyond....
03:42
March 27, 2020
Day 4 Positive Moms: Shift The Mind
On today’s episode we discuss 4 tips to help you not just survive this time during corona virus but will help you THRIVE! 1. Prep the night before both professionally and personally 2. Wake up first for me time. 3. Use your 5 senses to maximize peace & joy 4. Embrace family time. The mind is our most powerful tool and if moms can shift their mind to incorporate ways to enjoy this time, the example she will set for her family will create a healthy & happy environment.
05:33
March 26, 2020
Day 3 Positive Moms: Making Homeschool Fun
We have chosen to focus on FUN during this corona virus time homeschooling....and balancing being working moms. WOW is it a lot to balance but the beauty lies in allowing our kids the opportunity to learn things THEY are interested in, make sure to let them take breaks and celebrate together every day!! Kids feel our stresses so let’s make sure to keep the focus on making learning fun, interesting and these tips will help everyone to not feel overwhelmed.
02:34
March 25, 2020
Day 2 Positive Moms: Look On The Bright Side
During a challenge as huge and crazy as a pandemic, for many unexpectedly homeschooling, working, additional housework with everyone home, moms are living life like never before. Today we give 2 tips to reprogram your brain during stressful times and to turn to positivity and hope. You are not alone and we are right here with you.
03:32
March 24, 2020
Day 1 Positive Moms: One Step At A Time
On today’s positive moms message with Ihelpmoms.com Family Therapist we discuss the importance of taking things one step at a time, being gentle on yourself and to be gentle on your family & friends. When we acknowledge and accept our feelings we can begin to find solutions to navigate life during the Corona Virus. Tune in with us daily!
03:04
March 23, 2020
What is IT that truly motivates a mom to make positive change?
On today’s Ihelpmoms.com podcast we have amazing nutrition expert and wellness coach Elizabeth as our featured guest! I want to find out what the secret is to those moms lose weight, get more done, eat healthier and reach goals. What do the DO that creates positive change and transformation in their life?
08:02
March 11, 2020
Strategies To Stop Stress Eating
On today’s ihelpmoms.com Podcast discussed feeling better about your ‘mom bod’, simple meals, loving yourself and our go to meals as busy moms! Our featured guest Dina is a registered dietician-nutritionist and Founder of Vida Nutrition and Conscious Living. Get your questions answered at vidanutrition.com or @dieticiandina.com! We are on a mission to Make Motherhood Easier, Healthier and Happier!
13:08
March 4, 2020
Kids Sleep and Brain Development With Ashley Founder of Sleeptraining.com
On today’s Ihelpmoms.com podcast we talk with the founder of SleepTraining.com Ashley on what makes a baby a good sleeper, the direct sleep training and gentle sleep training and WHY sleep training benefits your child and your relationship. Make sure to connect with Ashley to ask your questions at www.sleeptraining.com, or on Instagram @sleeptrainungdotcom! We are honored to connect moms to the world’s top family experts!
12:40
February 26, 2020
Breastfeeding 101 with Jacqueline Kincer of Holistic Lactation!
On today’s podcast we interview an amazing lactation expert to discuss supply, pumping, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk and how much milk to save to prepare to return to work. Connect to our amazing Ihelpmoms breastfeeding expert Jacqueline at http://holisticlactation.com, on IG @holisticlactation or at her office at 602.842.2863.
22:12
February 19, 2020
How can moms stop feeling exhausted? Tips from Dr. Farah Rosic
Dr. Farah Rosic explores how moms can overcome feeling exhausted or run down, and why they may be experiencing low libido. What are options besides more birth control and long term drugs? How do moms find a health expert to customize care? We discuss these questions and MORE in today’s podcast as we connect you to the world’s top family experts! Additional questions? Message this amazing Doctor at @drfarahrosic
19:06
February 6, 2020
How Do I Get My Family To Eat Healthy?
Today we talk with the Founder of Inspired Balance! As a mom of 2 (like many of us) she found herself floundering with her health as a busy mom. Inspired to transform her life and her families life she became a Certified Health Coach at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition to help moms and kids boost energy, decrease obesity, enhance nutrient intake and discover the benefits of being well from within! Follow Bari @bari260 or www.barikellam.com! Ihelpmoms.com LOVES connecting moms to top resources to Make Motherhood Easier, Healthier and Happier!
19:11
January 22, 2020
The Service Mindset For More Joy In Motherhood
Today as we celebrate the incredible life of Martin Luther King we discuss his legendary quote “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve” and how it relates to living a Yes We Can Moms life.
05:43
January 20, 2020
How Moms Can Overcome Fatigue and Shed The Weight With Dr. Demeri
On today’s Ihelpmoms.com podcast we talk with Dr. Demeri about 3 keys to moms having more energy, the importance of quality sleep, and proper hormone balance. Must hear information for moms that want to be their best self to take care of their families!
30:23
December 8, 2019
Growing Together As A Couple After Having Kids
Our ihelpmoms.com sex therapist and couples expert of Infinite Intimacy discusses what is "normal" in healthy relationships after having kids and 4 keys to enjoying the journey together as parents, people and a couple!
13:08
December 4, 2019
How To Help Our Kids Sleep Better With Miss Catherine!
If you are a parent that wants gentle solutions to help your child sleep better this episode with Miss Catherine Consulting for sleep is for you! We will discuss with this ihelpmoms.com expert the top 3 ways to help our kids become great sleepers, and to develop a good foundation for quality rest. Questions on sleep? MissCatherineConsulting@gmail.com
11:22
December 2, 2019
3 Tips To Happiness As A Couple After Kids
Kids can put major stress on even the most loving couples. On todays ihelpmoms.com podcast we discuss 3 tips for couples that want their love to last and grow. Our sex therapist has incredible insight to help parents grow together along this journey of life!
09:53
November 21, 2019
Keys To Happy Ever After - Post Kids
No parent wants to be bossed around by their mate. Discover these tips from our ihelpmoms.com sex therapist on 3 easy ways to connect more with your partner!
15:07
November 21, 2019
3 Keys To Finding Balance In Motherhood!
In this ihelpmoms.com episode, we discuss balance in motherhood and tips to creating YOUR blissful journey. Bliss coach Audrey gives us incredible insight on how to create a life we love and the importance of loving ourselves!
11:39
November 13, 2019
The Whole Child Pediatrician
Have you ever wished your Doctor wouldn't rush your child? Have you ever wanted your pediatrician to get to the FOUNDATIONAL problem your child is facing, not just the quick band aid solution that has your kid sick again 2 months later? Meet Dr. Tamika Bush a Pediatrician, a mom and best selling author that believes in helping families with the best healthcare solutions by taking into consideration hereditary pre-disposition, food intake, environment and addressing your child's complete needs, not just symptoms. Check out this amazing podcast with this Mom Doctor that is showing families a better way to health!
09:19
October 24, 2019
Potty Training Made Easy!
Amazing tips from our ihelpmoms.com Potty Training Expert on *Signs of Potty Training Readiness, Should You Give Up All Diapers, Genetic Link to Bed Wetting and 5 KEYS to making Potty Training FUN! Contact Potty Training Expert Megan at (925) 216 - 4912 or on IG @megan_toddlershop and https://www.pottyshopoc.com/
10:09
October 16, 2019
We talk with Psychologist Dr. Eva Benmeleh about the quest for perfection in motherhood today!
Can there be good parts of always striving to be the perfect mom? What are some strategies to help us balance the load of motherhood, work inside and outside of the house, raising kids and growing as a woman? How do we recongize that are children may need additional support such as tutors, therapists, and other resources that are beyond what we as mothers are able to provide? Meet Psychologist Dr. Eva Benmeleh who focuses on helping moms handle everything life throws at them! Contact Dr. Eva Benmeleh if you have questions about more balance in life at 786.383.4942 or IG: dr.evabenmeleh or www.mytreetopcenter.com!
14:30
October 11, 2019
How Does Our Self Confidence Impact Our Kids Confidence?
If you want to discover positive parenting solutions, this podcast is for you! On todays podcast we discuss with renowned ihelpmoms family therapist and Founder of Proactive Parenting how we are our kids greatest role models, how to create a confidence building home environment and why it is important to focus on effort based praise, not person based praise.
09:01
October 10, 2019
How Much Sex Is Normal After Having Kids?
We discuss this question with our ihelpmoms.com sex therapist at Infinite Intimacy and how important it is for couples to communicate their individual needs and HOW to open up those communication lines.
08:46
October 9, 2019
Get Your Kids To Sleep with Joanna Inks Sleep Solutions!
Is sleep something kids should naturally do? Is it something moms can teach? Why is sleep important for brain and body development in kids? Is it too late to teach my kids to sleep?These are all questions we ask our ihelpmoms.com Family Expert Sleep Sense Consultant Joanna Inks! Discover her secrets to getting your household sleeping! www.joannainkssleepsolutions.com 209-728-4426 IG:@joannainkssleepsolutions
14:23
October 3, 2019
I Lost Myself In Motherhood- Now What?
Becoming a mom is the best and hardest thing ever. How do we find our new normal? How do we stop mom guilt? How do we stay happy even when mom life is tiring and overwhelming? ihelpmoms.com asks mom of 4 and mom mentor Melissa Lindsay of melissalindsay.life these monumental questions as we seek to connect create a life we love!
12:55
September 25, 2019
Intrinsic Motivation In Kids And The Link To A Fulfilling Life
Do you ever wonder if your kids are in the 'right' activities that will have long term results? Do you ever try to do homework with them and wonder how to make it less stressful? ihelpmoms.com interviews renowned family therapist Joy Acaso, Founder of Proactive Parenting about our kids intrinsic motivation! She gives 3 key questions to communicate with our kids regarding what they value, what they enjoy and what are their goals. We discuss the power of kids understanding their unique contribution to the world.
06:54
August 30, 2019
ihelpmoms.com interviews Dr. Tamy Faierman a holistic plastic surgeon on the secret to true beauty.
On this episode ihelpmoms com sits down with holistic plastic surgeon Dr. Tamy Faierman to discuss what holistic plastic surgery is, the famed mommy makeovers, and the beautiful journey of rising above "anti" aging into conscious aging!
05:10
August 30, 2019