MommyMatters is for the spiritual, heart-centered individual, searching for tools to evolve and elevate themselves, their communities and the world. We believe that caring for care givers(mom, dad, teacher, nurse), elevates children. We discuss Intergenerational healing, Intuitive and evolved parenting, Mindfulness, sacred/deep/authentic self-care, stages of evolving/growth, postpartum care, early childhood and ancestral work, mother/father wounds, ENERGY MANAGEMENT and sovereignty.www.mommyevolve.com IG @MommyEvolve momevolve.setmore.com
In this episode Perinatal and postpartum mental health is defined and broken down with tips on how to improve wellness over all.
Baby Blues, Postpartum depression and anxiety, postpartum psychosis and paternal depression as well. Advocacy for health care provider knowledge and support is crucial to closing the gap between perinatal care and postpartum mental wellness. Quality of life is linked to mental health and wellness - we can not ignore this central piece. Let's educate and empower ourselves on this topic. I hope you enjoy!
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In this months episode Cecile discusses the definition of a self-care plan and how to lean in to creating a powerful plan and what some her self-care plans include.
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Postpartum care is an area I am passionate about for so many reasons. If you know my story, you know that my postpartum was rough - to say the least.
In this episode we discuss the importance of mental, emotional, spiritual and nutritional wellness and how they connect. We also discuss the multi-layered factors that cause women to be obsessed with weight and their bodies even immediately after having a baby. Many insights are shared that illuminate wellness not just for mom and baby but for the family generationally and dives into ways everyone can be supported during the joyous but stressful fourth trimester.
Jaren's expertise and experience with both eating disorders and postpartum nutrition adds to the MommyMatters corpus of information to continue our conversation about holistic motherhood.
Jaren's BIO: Jaren is a Registered Dietician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who serves as an expert in women's health. While continuing to serve in the field of eating disorder treatment, Jaren gained additional experience as an IBCLC to fuse her love of nutrition and women's health. Now working solely in private practice, Jaren combines her expertise as a skilled therapist and lactation consultant to support individuals looking to heal their relationship with food and their body. FULL CRCL provides evidenced based practices to support women at all stages of the reproductive cycle, from preconception to postpartum. Informed by her own journey and the hundreds of women she has counseled, Jaren’s experience comes full circle to support women in navigating pregnancy, birth and postpartum from a simple and intuitive framework.
You can connect with Jaren and find out more about her services here: https://www.fullcrcl.co/
You can find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Postnatal-Cookbook-Nutritious-Recipes-Trimester/dp/1646040996/ref=sr_1_1?crid=FE18Y89JEKAS&dchild=1&keywords=the+postnatal+cookbook&qid=1617405430&sprefix=the+postnatal+cook%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1
Did you know that by the third week in January most people have abandoned their New Year Resolutions?
They fall to the wayside. In this episode we discuss that perhaps this is because most of us aren't getting to the bottom of what we truly desire, only the outcome that we see as what we 'should' want, be, do or have. This episode urges you to get to the bottom of what you truly desire and to understand that this is about the feelings and interactions you will have on a daily basis, not just the achieving of the big goal. You may find you don't even desire that goal anymore once you get to the bottom of it all.
We also discuss generational intentions and what that has looked like for me and my daughter over the past few years.
See - resolutions/intentions require REFLECTION, MINDFULNESS and SELF-CARE. There is no getting around it.
Listen in and leave your comments and questions.
Ciao for now. See you next month!
In this episode we discuss to discuss why the diet mentality keeps you from loving your full self, how to break the diet mentality, guiding healthy eating habits in your children, the error in "snap back" mentality and so much more! It is important to me that while staying healthy we love ourselves and attach ourselves to our greatness. Self-Love is Self-Care and we can not hate the place we were that gave us greater realizations for our connectedness and ability to evolve. As we are continuously evolving. It is always my hope that these episodes help you to evolve and learn yourself a little deeper each day.
About our Guest:
Kiara, Food Freedom & Body Acceptance Coach
Kiara Raye is an Anti-Diet Coach For Foodies and also an ex yo-yo dieter and former food addict who transformed her life by completely healing her relationship with food and her body. Now, she specializes in teaching other women how to liberate themselves from the diet mentality and re-educate them on how their body was naturally designed to make healthier choices without restrictive dieting or excessive exercise.
Find her on IG@ curvesncupcakes
About our Host:
Cecile is an educator, facilitator, Reiki Practitioner, Mindfulness and Self-care coach. She specializes in uncovering unconscious behavior and anything that is holding you back from evolving and transforming the mind and spirit using holistic solutions. Specifically, Cecile uses sacred deep self care, energy management and mindfulness techniques. Cecile is a claircognizant of many generations of spiritually gifted women. She loves to share her gifts and utilize them to assist individuals in centering themselves and accessing/using their power.”
MommyEvolve is for parents and caregivers looking to shift mindsets, energy and legacy. It is a call to reignite the mother principle in our daily lives to bring the regenerative ideas of sustainability in our thoughts, actions and creations. Evolution Solutions, LLC is the umbrella that incubates Evolve Education and MommyEvolve.
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What a powerful conversation! I feel like every person needs to hear and understand how their inner guide is the best guide and that you get no awards for trying to save everyone. NONE! In fact, you can't save everyone, we all have our paths. Being SUPERWOMAN could delay your own path, which is the higher level of service to self, the divine and others.
An educator turned full-time entrepreneur, basketball mom, gymnastics mom, twin mom, mother of seven children (yes, you read that right), Tanai still finds time to inspire moms to travel the world.
In 2013, Tanai moved her then three children to Abu Dhabi to build her “American dream” outside of America. While abroad, her children were able to learn Arabic, excelled in school and sports, had a live-in nanny, and traveled the world.
Since returning to the US in 2016, she has continued to maintain the goal of granting her children a new passport stamp every 100 days.
In 2019, Tanai got married and grew her family from four to seven people to love and in 2020, she made the decision to quit teaching and pursue her dreams full time!
Please connect with Tanai :
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Finding Calm is a global need for mothers and their children. This step by step guide given by the phenomenal owner or Black Mom's Guide to Calm is what every mother needs right now to center herself and therefore everyone around her. Jamie discussed very practical ways to infuse C.A.L.M into your daily routine.
As the founder of Black Mom's Guide to Calm, Jamie Fleming works with mamas (and women) who are tired of being burned out, stressed out, and worn out and are ready to do something about it. She teaches them how to create calm in the chaos of their daily lives.
Jamie's love of meditation and yoga was sparked after giving birth to her daughter, Nailah, in 2013. Her mission is to teach women how to overcome their overwhelm and find inner peace and calm.
How to find Jamie:
websites: blackmomcalmshop.com, blackmomsguidetocalm.com
This episode gets raw about intergenerational transference, self-awareness to destroy cycles and motherhood as a gateway to healing and self-discovery. We discuss the power of self-care and define it in multi-layered ways so that you can access it at anytime.
Kerri Hummingbird, Soul Guide, inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with an authenticity, passion and purpose that positively impacts others. She catalyzes mind-shifts that transform life challenges into gifts of wisdom with her Reinvent Yourself programs for individual and group mentoring. She is the international best-selling author of "The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama" and the award-winning best-selling book "Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love" which describes the early years of her spiritual awakening. She has served as a social activist, leader, and philanthropist for over three decades. She is the Founder of the Skills Not Pills Movement and Host of Soul Nectar Show.
Host of Soul Nectar Show
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Me: what made you want to make Mac n cheese?
Nubia: because I saw a video on tic toc and it looked good
Me: did you see a video on there about turning assignments in on time too?
Nubia: *blank stare* and 😏
Black mamas will forever be undefeated
^^^ the conversation that sparked this episode.
It is intriguing how the smallest thing can create the biggest impact. Listen in and add what you think. I would love to hear what you have to say!
I love the conversations around abundance! Yes - this is about abundance. In the mind and spirit! The conversations around single motherhood are shifting and I love that empowered stances are taking the forefront. In my mind - if anyone can build wealth as she sees fit - it is someone as resourceful as a single mom. The key is to use your resources, inside and out.
This was a fun convo (not without glitches though)
Danielle learned how critical a healthy relationship with money was shortly after her divorce and one-income home reality hit her.
Follow Danielle Robinson on IG @single_mom_money and Youtube - Single Mom Money.
There is a wealth of information here!
Stay tuned for more inspiring episodes with Mommy Matters
In this Episode Johanne Osias and I speak about what self-care and relationships can look like. With healthy boundaries, self-love, clarity - a healthy balance is possible.
Learn more about and follow Johanne for tips, tools, and products/services to enhance you and your family's self-care.
It was such a pleasure to speak with Sharisa. I came in contact with Sharisa when I read a post she made about Mother Daughter relationships that was so powerful I instantly shared it and contacted her for an interview. You can find the details here: https://www.facebook.com/sharisa.robertson/posts/10157501167767008
I knew I had to interview her! I am so glad we sat down to speak because the nuggets dropped were so powerful I got a surge or energy run through me that let me know this is ancestral work that is here to heal us all.
Sharisa T. Robertson, founder of UnMotherFuckYourSelf.com can definitely relate to the pain of adult daughters impacted negatively by maternal abuse. With a mission to disrupt dysfunction, she helps and journey with many women who have arrived at a pivotal juncture of confronting and unapologetically healing by any means necessary. Centering on trauma transformation, Sharisa takes a bolder approach in creating healing spaces that supports and teach how to mother yourself because she believes when the woman in you heals the daughter in you, you will become the mother you’ve always needed.
She can be found on:
You will enjoy the power of this interview. I can't wait to hear your feedback!
It was such a joy to speak with founder and CEO of Melinated Moms - Jaye Wilson. The Melinated Moms community has so much beauty to share. Jaye, like you is a mom who discovered her power, purpose and unraveling of generational stories through her experiences. Melinated Moms is for ALL mothers of color globally. Listen in to this light hearted conversation on moms, movements and more!
In this episode we discuss:
Parenting while married and single
Self-care and therapy for moms and children
And so much more!
Join the Melinated Moms Community. You can find her via website www.melinatedmoms.com or via the same name on ALL social media platforms.
A few years ago as I was going through my process of excavating self and evolving my inner mother(I now know this is what I was doing, but at the time I didn't know it) - I was stuck because I kept avoiding the conversation around the relationship with my mother.
In our culture we often hear "but she is your mother" as a way to shame us from having any feelings of anger, confusion or anything else that is NOT good towards our mother. I learned through Bethany Websters course "Heal the Mother wound" that this anger, confusion and shame was a construction in our society for women to be quiet and endure. However, in order to have a better relationship with myself - I could not avoid this wound any longer! This course really shifted my perspectives and gave me the anchor and support I needed to fully express myself and release the fears behind this wound. It was an honor to speak with Bethany about her body of work and how we as women can evolve.
In this episode we discuss:
Common beliefs inherited
How the Mother wound affects our lives
How we avoid the wound and how stop avoiding it
AND SO MUCH MORE!
You can find Bethany via social media:
You will find a plethora of information and insights about the mother wound and how to activate your higher self through facing this wound.
Stay connected with Mommy Evolve as we share more insights on engaging topics such as this. @mommyEvolve on IG and Facebook. www.mommyevolve.com for products and services.
Self-Care is Self-Love and is NOT selfish!
In this powerful episode I am able to sit down with Fabiola Paul, LCSW and owner of Enlightening Counseling and Educational Services, LLC to discuss how self-care, self-love and self-esteem are critical to the evolving woman. We discuss:
Life's ebbs and flows
How and why It is ok to change your MIND!
Practicing Self-care and building this in youth(which gives them an edge and advantage in life!)
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Fabiola is based in New Jersey and can be reached in several ways:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enlighteningcounselingES/
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email her during Mental Health Month and receive a free gift!)
ENJOY! I love you for listening!
Amancaya shares the inspiration for desiring to create this powerful book that looks at the birthing process through the eyes of a diverse set of women from many cultures and periods of their birthing (pregnancy, labor, child rearing, raised children and reflecting). What a powerful visual storytelling piece.
You can find out more about her project here: https://amancayacreate.wixsite.com/amancayacreate
Connect with her here: https://www.facebook.com/AmancayaXristina/
I know you will love this conversation as we speak about everything from laws that are shifting the landscape of how we do birth (connecting the traditional with the medical) to outsourcing childcare.
DON'T MISS IT!
We love you for listening!
This is such a juicy episode. I enjoyed speaking with Neelam Nanwani about how Mother is leader and what it really means to be an empowered mama. Just a few points illuminated were:
-What psycho-spiritual development looks like
-How mother's can empower themselves through self-care
-What it means to be an empowered mama
-What is means to "just be" and why this is so important to our parenting/womanhood
You can learn more about Neelam on her website: https://shamanic-vision.net/
Also, please hear more about her services and information at the Embodied Shakti Summit, which you can access and learn more about here: https://www.samamorningstar.com/
Learn more about how to create your empowerment and activate your leadership through my book: "The MommyMagic Handbook: A Mother's Guide to Practicing Self-Care and destroying Generational Cycles" via my website - https://mommyevolve.com/books/
In this episode Nikki Morro of @tothemoonparentcoaching aka To the Moon & Back Behavioral Consulting discusses the power of understanding child development, parents need to understand and heal their own wounds and the personal nature of child behavioral strategies.
This beautiful conversation is sure to give parents a deeper insight into themselves as well as their children, perhaps even their own parents.
Connect with Nikki on Instagram and Facebook via @tothemoonparentcoaching
In this episode Sama Morningstar and I discuss some critical issues around healing our family bloodlines. We discuss why it is important to recognize and heal generational challenges and how to do this.
This informative, insightful and powerful conversation will leave you in awe and well informed.
You can sign up for Sama's upcoming summit with some powerhouse women doing amazing work. You can sign up or follow her movement at https://www.samamorningstar.com/.
It was my pleasure to interview Monica J. Sutton - an early childhood behavioral specialist and educator for 17 years.
In this episode Monica shares her WHY perspective and also tools to assist parents, teachers, and counselors understand and deal with children's difficult behaviors.
Monica explains her simple steps through P.A.P.S, which stands for:
P = Pause
A = Acknowledge
P = Positive response
You can reach Monica at monicajsutton.com, via Instagram @monicajsutton where she does a live each Tuesday evening at 9pm and you can sign up for her free challenge called "No More Yelling" at bit.ly/nomoreyellingminichallenge.
Women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs in the USA. Entrepreneurship has always been the way for women to contribute monetarily to the family while making ALL the other contributions.
In this discussion I speak with Kenya Pope, The Goddess Builder about building a business and parenting. Whether married or single, the insights are powerful. As always, this will leave you thinking but also with tangible tools to use on your journey!
You can contact Kenya @thegoddessbuilder on Instagram.
Discussion of MommyMagic Handbook - A Mother's Guide to self-care, parenting and destroying negative generational cycles.
In this episode I discuss the book and some of its salient points. You can access this book at bit.ly/mommyhandbook. Please share your thoughts, questions, etc at email@example.com
Inspired thoughts from an article by Amy Maclin in realsimple.com. I discuss and flesh out these points. Check out the article for yourself by visiting the website. But consider my thoughts....look out for part 2 where I analyze points 6-10
This episode shows us how much closer we are than we think. I speak to author and economist Yacine Bio-Tchane about the impetus for the writing of the book Pregnancy and Motherhood:Tale of two Afropolitains, why it was needed and how it is being received. Soon to be released in English, this book shares the traditions, trials and triumphs of motherhood across the Atlantic. The comparisons are enlightening. I hope you see that the movement for improved birthing and mothering experiences isn't just about us, but a global conversation that requires our mental, physical and spiritual backing to help change the course.
Aminata N’Diaye Tall is married and a mother of 3 boys. She is a development economist who specializes on the financial sector at the World Bank in Washington. She holds degrees Masters degrees from Sciences Po Paris, the London School of Economics (MPA) and Pace University, NEOMA Business School (ex ESC Rouen) (MBA). She has worked at the African Development Bank, in a corporate bank in New York, as well as in several financial institutions in Senegal. Aminata is passionate about good governance and entrepreneurship. She has a keen interest in SME financing and in economic opportunities for women.
Yacine Bio Tchane is married and a mother of a girl and a boy. She is an economist working in freelance for institutions and international organizations on public financial management, financial inclusion and private sector development across Africa. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in economics and political science as well as from the London School of Economics with a Msc. in development management. Yacine’s mission is to contribute to socio-economic reforms in Africa and improving young African women’s access to greater professional opportunities, financial independence and rights in society.
Learn more about the book and grab a copy here: https://circumspecte.com/2020/03/motherhood-west-africa-parenting-yacine-bio-tchane-aminata-ndiaye-tall/
Find them on IG:@afropolima
This powerful episode was so astronomical that spirit was interfering with our recording. Non joke. We spoke clearly with one another until it was time to record. Well, either way, be patient we have some powerful and important information for you. You will feel more equipped and understanding when you are done listening. We discuss 1.) what are ancestors? 2) handling spiritually astute children 3) the power of ancestral healing, just to name a few. Be prepared. Have you pen and pad too!
It was a treat to have this powerful sister on to speak about self-care and reproductive health.
Sister Freya Mórani is the Founder and CEO of RootMama. She is a certified doula, trained breastfeeding educator, childbirth educator and wellness coach. Sis. Freya provides intuitive and professional support to women, infants and families during preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Freya is a southern woman with roots stretching throughout Arkansas and Texas. She has a lineage of home birthing and midwifery reaching back to her maternal grandmother and great grandmothers. Freya began her healing journey her freshman year in college in Atlanta, GA by cutting out fast food and embracing her natural hair with a big chop. Step by step, she incorporated more healthy changes over the years including becoming vegetarian around 2008. Freya became interested in becoming a doula after watching Shafia Monroe's presentation on the Legacy of the Black Midwife in 2011. She coupled her knowledge of healing the womb, inspired by Queen Afua, with her professional doula training to create the wellness company RootMama.
Freya is unique in her approach to supporting women achieve their wellness goals and live their best life. She believes that the woman is the central element of the family unit, and when she is well and thriving, the entire family is well and thriving.
Her belief in the utmost importance of the woman's total health and vitality is what motivates her work through RootMama. Freya continues to level up her professional skills by raking up continuing education hours, trainings, mentorship and self-led studies.
She gives exceptional emotional and comfort support to moms and families. She has a wealth of knowledge in birthing practices, birthing options, comfort measures for mothers, breastfeeding techniques, and infant care. She helps moms feel confident, prepared and well-informed about their births.
Freya is an eclectic soul who loves to travel. She has traveled to Mexico, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Belize, Canada, Lebanon and Haiti. She loves global cuisine and speaks Spanish too. When she's not assisting RootMama clients, she's reading a good non-fiction book, indulging in self-care or playing with her toddler.
You can find her services, reviews and more information at rootmama.co
In this episode we explore positive parenting, its connections to intergenerational healing and self-care for mothers. Positive Parenting is defined and express examples are given to ponder. Ways to connect with Pia are also shared. You don't want to miss this illuminating conversation!
In this powerful episode we discuss black motherhood starting with the statistics that black women are 4 times more likely to die in child-birth. FOUR TIMES! We discuss this conversation from a holistic empowerment perspective. We know you will gain much from this. Inform your family, friends, both male and female as this is a public health crisis that can not be ignored.
Intergenerational healing is required because there are intergenerational traumas. We all have some form of unraveling of dogmas, ideas, physical pain, mental pain that we carry around. The key is, we do not have to keep it. We can release it. Listen in as I define and discuss this critical issue.
For me, this relationship is the center of healing communities. The the stories, the rituals, the energy all culminates in what transpires in our communities. Women and our relationships with one another are more powerful than we have been taught or learned to live and conduct ourselves around.
In this episode I interview Mrs. Ann Dillard, featured in the "Unchain My legacy" book of short stories of mothers and their experiences parenting. Mrs. Dillard is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is passionate about assisting young women. Her show Teen Talk Live is dynamic and her passion for youth shows. Listen to her describe some very important steps in healing the bonds between Mothers and daughters. Listen in as we discuss this delicate topic with love and healing.
As the founder of KIP Consulting Services, LLC, Ms. Ann is passionate about instilling hope and empowering individuals to live their best lives. She operates a thriving private practice in Decatur, GA where she offers mental health services to teens and their families. Ms. Ann hosts conversation circles where she helps women of all ages to navigate challenges in their own mother/daughter relationships. She has written and presented Healthy Relationships workshops both nationally and also online. She also appears regularly on radio, tv, and podcasts programs discussing the challenges and triumphs of recognizing, repairing, and building healthy mother/daughter relationships.
She is the co-author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller Unchain My Legacy where she talked about the emotional debt that she inherited and in turn passed on to her daughter, even though she vowed that she would never do that. Ms. Ann is very transparent in her work, and her writing, weaving in her clinical knowledge as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has also contributed to other publications such as Unchain Me Mama: The Forgiveness Factor. Ms. Ann has created several tools to help foster healthy relationships and stronger bonds between mothers and daughter as well as parents and their teenagers. Ann Dillard, a Brainspotting therapist, is also trained in foster care and adoption competency, and is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator through Dr. Brene Brown’s organization.
How has watching mothering on TV affected your mothering? Claire Huxtable, Roseanne Bar, Leave it to Beaver or any other that you've seen . Did fantasy meet reality? Did anything resonate? Have you ever thought of a connection? This episode explores some of these questions. This is a simple think piece. I hope you enjoy. Leave your comments below.