Motherhood is the ultimate sisterhood. Although we may all handle the challenges and hurdles differently I know that sharing our stories, both the good and the not so good, help each of us along the journey. I can't tell you how many times I have heard another mom share a situation they were dealing with and it helped me feel normal again. My advice is to share, share and share some more. You never know who you are helping. I hope this solo episode helps you as you move forward in the motherhood journey.
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Come join the conversation! In my opinion, school is one of the most oppressive systems and needs a major overhaul. My girls and I have a conversation from the standpoint as educators and as concerned mothers. Every Black and Brown child needs to win!
Hey giver, this is the episode you don’t want to miss. The giver in you needs to hear how the harvest has so much to do with how we allow others to sow into our lives. Quick bonus episode that is sure to bless your socks off.
We are still here mamas. Still in the house and still figuring out daily how to manage this pandemic. As I have already talked about in a previous conversation with my friend and fellow podcaster, Shilene Aaron, we are declaring a thriving season and not merely here to survive. Today, we are having a little girl chat about how we are managing and staying Joy Filled. We talk about everything from how to love on our husbands in this season to how to continue to see the value in self-care. Come join us for a funny and light chat that will keep you in the mindset of thriving through this. Follow Shilene at www.instagram.com/themamamogul for tons of inspiration and great content!
Still living this very surreal COVID-19 life BUT there is peace in all of it. When you are at peace it transfers to your children. Let’s be the peace for our family during this unpredictable time. Look forward to continuing the conversation with you on social media. Meet me over on IG www.instagram.com/melanatedmompodcast FB www.facebook.com/melanated-mom
If you moms aren't stir crazy yet then come help us out!!! It is day whatever of this shelter in place and a few of my girls and I needed to catch up on how we are surviving it all. Laughter is truly keeping me during this time. Grab a little drink and pull up for a whole bunch of talk about nothing. If you haven't spent some good time chatting with a girlfriend or doing something you really enjoy, please take some time to do that. I promise you it will have you coming back feeling like you can take on the world again.
My husband and I had a weekend to ourselves and we took a deep dive into how to keep marriage in the growth cycle. We are still learning how to have an extraordinary marriage. Come listen and gain new perspective for your own marriage/relationship.
Stepping up dreams and visions is better with good girlfriends! Goal chatting is my favorite! Sitting down with Anna and Deanna for our monthly goal talk and letting you listen in on our process. As a mother and wife don’t let your process for your dreams die! Anna and Deanna are both pressing forward as bloggers and influencers. All I can tell you is to get you some friends like mine! Anna can be found at www.listenupandread.com and Deanna can be found at www.dyergirltakesworld.com Check them both out and follow these amazing women.
In this episode Precious Detina and I dove into a topic that may be hard for most moms to receive well. It makes me rethink my whole parenting game...how can I be a better mother. A mother who shows up to go through the hard things with her kids while really hearing their voices. We spoke mostly to the tumultuous relationship that can happen between mother and daughter. If you want to get an insight on how you can structure the relationship that both you and your daughter need to have with one another, you will get a lot from our chat. I have a desire to be better then I was yesterday so I am taking this interview to heart and doing the work for the sake of myself, my daughter and to break generational curses. Precious can be found a number of places online email her at firstname.lastname@example.org check her out on Instagram at www.instagram.com/unmotheredunbotheredpodcast and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unmotheredunbotheredpodcast
This week took the air out of a lot of our lungs. The great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and 7 others were killed in a tragic accident. It is time for us to live a life that exemplifies excellence, I call that dying empty. Whatever you have to give to this world, you have to give it now. Don’t hesitate to encourage others and to live fully. Listen as we figure out how to die empty together.
Raeshal Solomon takes money talk to a whole new level with her book series for kids, My Little Banker. Join us as we explore ways to make our kids money smart now so they don’t have to play catch up. Raeshal explores themes such as giving, saving and spending in her series. She is giving us 10% off our total order with the promo code Mamas! Be sure to get over to her website www.mylittlebanker.com and get your copies. She also is the host of a new podcast for kids called Podkash Kids Podcast where is talks all things money with her two sons in a cute and practical way. Connect with Raeshal at www.facebook.com/mylittlebanker www.instagram.com/mylittlebanker www.twitter.com/mylittlebanker
Talking all things vacation with my little sister! Rachel has all the great tips for travelling solo, taking girl trips, where to search for the best deals and how to make the most of every minute of your trip. Come listen to us cut up while giving you all the travel hacks in the process. Be sure to check out my girl on social and read her amazing travel blog. Rachel can be found at www.VacaywithRae.com catch up with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VacaywithRae on IG at www.instagram.com/vacaywithrae_ on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@vacaywithrae and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/VacaywithRae Happy Listening my friends!
Solo episode time mamas! Who is ready to light a fire under this new decade. 2020 is your year to shine. Come listen to some of the things I plan to see come to pass this year and how I plan to make it all happen. I hope this encourages you to find the best way to make this new year, new you stick for a lifetime.
Coming to you with bonus content to wrap up the year. My family joins me to talk about how 2019 was for them and what they all look for in 2020. Come join in on the craziness of the Wilson/Jones gang. Happy New Year to you all! Catch my new blog post over at www.melanatedmom.com
Mamas, I am back! After what seems like an eternity I am back with new content and ready to chat with you all. I have missed you all so much!
We have now reached the end of the 90 Day Challenge and I wanted to sit down with my sisters to find out how living an intentional life can lead to big changes. We started strong, had some hiccups in the middle but learned a whole bunch about what we want and how we want to start 2020 with great focus. Join us as we give a transparent account of how we succeeded, experienced moments of defeat and still came out better on the other side, My guest for today have been on with me a few times and you absolutely need to follow them both!
Anna Robinson reviews books and podcast on her blog www.Listenupandread.com If you are looking for excellent recommendations, please check her out. Also if you have a book or podcast that you would like for her to write a review on, hit her up.
Deanna Dyer is a vocalist who is pursing the things of God and sharing the journey with us all in her blog www.dyergirltakesworld.com If you are in pursuit of big dreams you will enjoy watching her press her way through with passion and purpose. Check out her out on www.instagram.com/dyergirl32
We are nearing the end of a decade y'all and I want us all to finish strong! Don't you want to walk into 20/20 with clear vision and purpose for your life, for how you want to raise your kids and foster healthy relationship and with an intentional plan to be a better version of you. My sisters and I are doing the Last 90 Day Challenge with Rachel Hollis and a whole bunch of women who are Made for More. Join me as I chat with the women who I share all my dreams and visions with as we share some of those things with you. Anna Simmons is the one who introduced me to this challenge and I am so glad she did! She has been so dedicated to working on herself that the Hollis Company recognized that and made her a moderator of the Made for More Facebook Group that accompanies this challenge! Anna also has a blog that reviews podcast and blogs. This girl finally got me to get my nose back in books. You can find her at Listenupandread.com and www.Instagram.com/Listenupandread . Deanna has such a heart for God and she is pressing in her calling as a worship leader. Talk about an amazing voice! Find Deanna at Dyergirltakesworld.com and www.instagram.com/dyergirl32
This is such an exciting interview for me! Monet Hambrick talks to us about how to love traveling with your children, how to fund these amazing trips and what traveling teaches children. Traveling is underrepresented in our communities so the beauty of this interview brought me so much joy! Monet, is truly a breath of fresh air and I enjoy watching her on social media. Follow her on her website at www.thetravelingchild.co and on IG at www.instagram.com/thetravelingchild Also be on the lookout for featured freelance pieces in Essence and at www.thepointsguy.com from Monet. Last but not least she is an author of a children’s book! Her book chronicles the travels of her children. Check out her Instagram page for more information. Here are the websites that Monet shared with us to find the best travel deals: secretflying.com theflightsdeal.com and skyscanner.com
We are here! Still in the land of the living, we live in a place where we are able to express ourselves as we want and life is good! Positivity does not come easy it is something that needs to be worked at. Today, come along with me as we talk about how to show up and bring the sunshine.
If you love any and everything Disney, this is the episode for you. June, is Disney walking and she shares with us some of her favorite things about the parks, how to find a great deals and ways that we can enjoy solo/adult friends while at Disney. Come see the parks through new eyes in this interview! Go join June on all her social media outlets. She can be found at www.afrosandpixiedust.com on IG she is www.instagram.com/afroandpixiedust and www.instagram.com/frosinfantasyland on Twitter at www.twitter.com/afrosnpixiedust
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Today I just want to have a short chat about showing up. It doesn’t matter what you are showing up for but whatever it is do it with intention. There are three months left in this year. Join me so I can tell you what I plan to do to be present going into the New Year.
Do you just need to laugh a little?!?? If so this is the episode for you. In this episode I sat down with a couple of good girlfriends over wine and cake while chatting about this crazy mom life! Join us because laughter is the best way to deal with the madness.
We all want our kids to be compassionate...well what about showing compassion to themselves. Teaching your children to be kind to themselves is so important. So many moms struggle with this and our kids are watching. Give them the tools they need early to love themselves so deeply that they don’t look for validation from the outside. Let’s continue this conversation on social media. Follow me on FB www.facebook.com/melanated-mom and on IG www.instagram.com/melanatedmompodcast
In this solo episode I discuss how continuing to focus on all the things you THINK you are missing out on is delaying your destiny. Let’s get to a place where our need to meet our calling is greater than any fear that tries to distract us. Stay connected with me on all my social media platforms and let’s continue the dialogue. Check out my website @ www.melanatedmom.com and there you can find all my social media info as well as read my blogs. Talk to you all soon! ❤️❤️
I love creatives! Doesn’t mean that all of my kids will be creatives but if I see anything I can help them develop I jump on the chance to do so. In today’s episode I talk with my cousin about how to raise creatives when you have multiple children. She had some helpful tips for keeping the kids in the game while staying in the game yourself.
Mental illness is real and black children are suffering from it. Who was raised in a home where you were told what happens in our home stays in our home? Our parents were trying to protect us and protect their space but I think hearing things like that said can cause a child to stuff and mass a lot of what needs to be talked about. I am not a mental health expert but I know what pain looks like from not speaking your truth. Today, Shyla is sharing her story of how she dealt with mental illness in her home and was still able to keep her sanity in the process. This interview is truly transparent. Shyla continues to encourages children and adults. She has a book entitled Brite Saves the Day where she tells children it is ok to be different. Her book can be found in Barnes and Noble. She also has a radio show called Listen Up where her guest talk about the how life’s lesson have blessed them. Check her out on itsttr.com every other tues @7
This episode is about one of my greatest comeback moments. Never underestimate the comeback, as a matter of fact expect the comeback to be better than the original version of you. I know that when the “winter” life moments show up it feels as if we will never recover BUT don’t believe the hype. Your best is yet to come! Please stay connected with me on all my social media outlets. Read my blogs on www.melanatedmom.com check me out on FB at Melanated-Mom and find me on IG @melanatedmompodcast My twitter account needs work but it is there and I can be found @melanatedmom1. Hope to chat with you all soon!
Deanna and I continue our conversation on her homeschooling journey. If you missed the first part of our interview please go back and check it out. She is dropping knowledge! She is honest about the journey not being all rainbows but speaks to the rewards being far greater than the work she put in. Follow Deanna on her social accounts. She can be found at dyergirltakesworld.com on IG at dyergirl32 and on FB at Deanna Dyer Music. She is doing some amazing things and you definitely want to be a part of her journey.
Join me on this episode where I am talking to a homeschool mom friend, Deanna Dyer, If you have ever had questions about homeschooling or want to know how someone survives the day to day life at home with kids all day this will bless your life! Deanna doesn’t sugarcoat the experience but lets us know it is possible if we desire to do so. Outside of being a home school mom Deanna is following her own dreams! Check out what is doing outside of homeschooling. She has a beautiful voice and is focusing on her music and bringing the joy of the Lord, through song. Follow her at Dyergirltakesworld.com on IG dyergirl32 and on FB Deanna Dyer Music.
Sometimes we need to quit...quitting is always met with a negative connotation but we need to learn when to put things down. In this episode come listen to where I decided to quit in order to move forward. Please subscribe to the podcast so that it can reach you and others on a regular basis. Met me over on my website at www.melanatedmom.com. Follow me on social media...on FB I am Melanated-Mom, on IG I can be found at Melanatedmompodcast and on Twitter @melanatedmom1
Today I am talking to Danni from JusSayin podcast. We are discussing raising kids and going into the empty nesting years. Danni is fun and funny and has raised five kids on her own and has a lot of great nuggets to stay in the game to parent with love and patience. Stay tuned for more great things from this wonderful lady. JusSayin podcast airs on Tuesdays and can be found on all major platforms. Here are all the places you can find Danni on social... IG- jussayinpodcast Twitter-ijspodcast Facebook- Imjustsayinpodcast You can also support her podcast at Patreon.com/ijs17 As you heard she is in the mist of finishing her first book so I will keep you all posted on when it is released.
Coming to you with another message to encourage you to live your best life! Our kids need to see us shine so that they know it is ok to show up to the world with the gifts that have been placed on the inside of them. Mamas let’s learn how to continue to encourage the shine in each other. We all have the ability to be great and there is room for us all at the table. Stay connected with me at melanatedmom.com and check me out on social at Melanated-Mom on FB, mealanatedmompodcast on IG and @melanatedmom1 on Twitter. Please don’t forget to hit the subscribe button when you listen. The more that you share and subscribe to the podcast the more people that I can reach. As always, I appreciate you!!
*No Spoiler Alert* in this episode I discuss my thoughts after watching the recent mini series released on The Central Park Five. We need to find ways to allow our black and brown children to live the lives they deserve. If you are listening and want to give your opinions on this episode please leave me a voice message. I would love to include your voice messages in this episode.
In this episode I talk to my husband about how he feels about all the crazy parenting techniques I continue to come up with. This is our real life silliness toned down just a little bit. Don’t forget to join me over at meleanatedmom.com to read my blogs. Join me on my social media pages for more conversations. On FB melanated-mom on IG melanatedmompodcast and on Twitter @melanatedmom1
Today, I am having a candid conversation with a mom friend of mine on bullying. Y’all some of the stories she shared are just heartbreaking but she is killing the game by teaching her kids how to navigate through these challenging situations. We decided not to use any names in this podcast to protect anyone involved.
Today let’s talk about about perfectionism. In the age of social media the need to be perfect is magnified. How does this affect our relationships with those around us? What would happen if we allowed imprecation to be ok in ourselves and those around us? Time to keep it real and get off the perfection train. Let’s continue the discussion on FB at www.facebook.com/melanated-mom and on IG www.instagram.com/melanatedmompodcast
This is the very first episode of the Melanated Mom podcast and I am so excited to have you join me here! This is a short introduction what I want to focus on in this platform. I look forward to doing mom life with you!