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Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy

Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy

By Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy
Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy Podcast is an extension of SincerelyMrsMommy.com, a Mom Lifestyle blog, and platform. With Desirae Ofori as your host, plus special guests, we'll have authentic conversations on mom life, marriage, and womanhood. Tune in, enjoy and remember to share this with your Mom Tribe!
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EP 30 - Soul Care and The Sabbath - How to Invest and Get the Most Out of Both
I've been on a journey this year to be more intentional, disciplined, and obedient to what God reveals to me. The past 7 weeks I've been focused on being more intentional and disciplined about my soul care and weekly sabbath. The benefits of taking care of my soul and honoring the sabbath have been more than I could ever imagine and exactly what I've needed for years! In today's episode I'll teach you how to be more intentional and get the most out of your soul-care routine - daily, weekly, and even within your finances. Also, you'll learn how to prioritize quality over quantity with your routines for a genuine lifestyle change. I know that at least one of you reading or listening will be able to relate to me. I also believe you will be inspired to start re-investing in yourself through soul-care and honoring the sabbath (whichever day of the week you choose). This isn't a selfish act of care, it's selfless. Taking care of your soul will positively affect your quality and ability to show up for those you care for, love, and serve in your daily life - including you. To learn more about the people and resources I mention in today's episode visit bit.ly/SMMEP30 to get direct links to them all.  You can also follow me on Instagram (@Sincerelymrsmommy) and Facebook (Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy). I love giving shout-outs, so tag me when you share this episode with your friends and family on social media so I can repost and show you back some love.  Sincerely, Mrs. Mommy
37:13
August 18, 2020
Podcast Episode 29: Five Life Lessons to Help You Survive and Thrive This Year
Have you ever found yourself conflicted or confused on how to make the best of your year? Today I'm sharing five practical life lessons that have helped me not only survive emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, but to thrive as well and for many years to come. For links to the written blog post along and to check out the mentioned links in the episode visit SincerelyMrsMommy.com under today's title or visit the direct link bit.ly/SMMEp29
23:26
August 3, 2020
Podcast Episode 28: The Supernatural Power We Have Against Racism, Injustice & Disease.
2020 what a year right!? If it's not a global pandemic of Corona Virus - COVID 19, then it's the fight against racial injustice, unemployment, unjust deaths, and Lord knows what's next... we're only in June! However, I've been able to fight fear with faith and gain peace in ways only God could give me. And although I've been fearful before to speak up about it... not anymore! Today's podcast episode, I'm talking about prayer, the scriptures, the supernatural power that God has given us, and the power of our mindset and the words that come out of our mouth. I pray that you receive it with an open mind and heart to learn and gain understanding. Visit www.sincerelymrsmommy.com to check out the scriptures, resources and blog posts referenced in today's episode. The direct link is bit.ly/SMMEpisode28
37:04
June 9, 2020
Podcast EP 27: A Birth Story with Keiona Haggins
What is it like to give birth during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown? What do you do when your birth plan doesn't go as planned? What do you do when you're forced to experience something that could break your heart? How do you apologize to those you once mocked or were insensitive to? With all of her expectations thrown out the window, and feeling little to no control, Keionna Haggins found herself facing the unthinkable. After having two prior natural births, due to fast progressing labor with a breached baby, Keiona had an emergency cesarean birth with her third child. In today's episode she answers these questions and more as she shares her birth story.  The insight and lessons Keiona learned and share are valuable for anyone whether you're expecting a baby or not. Be sure you listen to and share this soul touching episode with your friends and family. To see photos of Keiona and her family, plus to connect with her after the episode please visit www.SincerelyMrsMommy.com or visit bit.ly/SMMEpisode27 for the direct link to the blog post/show notes. 
42:02
May 26, 2020
EP 26 - Helpful Expert Tips to Improve Your Child's Working Memory - Plus Yours Too!
Today's episode is with expert Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway an award winning Psychologist, professor, author, and TedX speaker. She is recognized for her professional research and expertise on brain and memory. Having published over 100 scientific articles, her work has been cited over 1000 times! Some of the topics we discuss today are the importance of working memory and what it is, the similarities in behaviors of children who are gifted and/or have ADHD, tips for parents of online distance learners, plus what adults can do to improve their memory and retention.  This is one episode you'll want to save and share. To learn more about Dr. Alloway and the links mentioned today, visit the blog post "Podcast Episode 26: Helpful Expert Tips to Improve You Child's Working Memory - Plus Yours Too!" on https://sincerelymrsmommy.com/2020/04/27/helpful-expert-tips-to-improve-your-childs-working-memory/ 
33:45
April 27, 2020
EP 25 - How Fitness and Physical Therapy Can Transform Your Mind, Body, and Soul
In today's episode, we have a special guest, Dr. Chantel Yearwood! Dr. Yearwood is a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinical Director at Renewal Rehab Physical Therapy in Central Florida. She is also an online wellness coach and uses her professional and personal experience with physical therapy, fitness, health wellness, and her keen insight to foster total transformation in her clients and patients - mind, body, and soul. You are definitely in for an unexpected treat! Some of the topics we'll discuss include:  The importance of scheduling in daily personal time to help with productivity. Realistic fitness activities to do around the house with your kids. The role fitness plays in shifting our mindset during difficult times and disruptions in our life. How creating a routine with fitness and wellness helps us to become more disciplined with other areas of life. Explanation of how Diastasis Recti happens to pregnant women and the modified workout tips you can do to safely restore and strengthen the core. You can learn more about Dr. Yearwood, including how to connect with her and the resources mentioned in this podcast, by checking out the blog article - https://sincerelymrsmommy.com/2020/03/30/podcast-episode-25-how-fitness-and-physical-therapy-can-transform-your-mind-body-and-soul/
47:03
March 30, 2020
EP 24 - Trust Your Ideas and Stop Making Excuses
Do you have big ideas, with bigger excuses that keep you from starting anything? Let's talk about why it's important to ditch the excuses and trust our ideas. You can read this episode and get all the links to everything mentioned on the website: https://sincerelymrsmommy.com/2020/02/12/podcast-episode-24-trust-your-ideas-and-stop-making-excuses/
21:43
February 12, 2020
EP 23 - Parenting Goals, Friendship, and Trusting God.
This is the last episode and blog post for 2019. I'll talk about why in this episode. I also talk about new parenting goals helping your kids fulfill their life's purpose, the importance of having a healthy friendship with your children and also trusting God to help when you feel stuck and within the unknown. I also ask for some help with the blog and podcast. If you'd like to be part of a NEW Sincerely Mrs. Mommy team, email me at SincerelyMrsMommy@gmail.com To get caught up with blog posts and episodes visit www.SincerelyMrsMommy.com
25:31
December 12, 2019
EP 22 - SMM Best of 2019 - How a Couple's Staycation Saved Our Marriage
Sharing the Best of 2019 from SincerelyMrsMommy.com! Today's episode re-aires our most downloaded podcast episode to date. Three couples share their how their economical spin on a couples getaway has turned into one of the most valuable experiences with a built-in accountability to help improve and sustain a healthy well-rounded marriage. Visit SincerelyMrsMommy.com for links to and a list to all the things referenced in the episode.
48:50
November 27, 2019
EP 21 - Mom Boss Diaries: Dear New Mom Boss
Hey Mom Boss! Here's your reminder that you are doing the best you can as a team of ONE, and that you've got what it takes to get to the next level! Here's my open letter to you! For links to all the mentioned content on this episode, visit the blog post on SincerelyMrsMommy.com
30:02
November 6, 2019
EP 20 - 8 FREE Ways to Self Care with Your Kids
Here are 8 free ways you indulge in self care, take a break from reality, and refresh all by showing your kids how they can do the same and enjoy time together.
12:36
October 17, 2019
EP 19 - Slowing Down and Alone Time
Today is a solo episode where I talk about the importance on slowing down and taking time out for ourselves. Find more relatable topics on the blog at SincerelyMrsMommy.com
27:48
September 18, 2019
EP 18 - The Truth About Homeschooling
Today, my college friend Audrey Shehane talks about the hard and scary decision to start homeschooling her son in the middle of Kindergarten. Audrey also shares how to get started, homeschool myths, curriculum options, integrating private school, parenting and teaching her children with ADHD, tips on scheduling, a ton of resources, and more! Visit this episodes blog post and show notes on SincerelyMrsMommy.com for a links to all the mentioned resources.
42:58
August 21, 2019
EP 17 - Stress-Free Parenting: Is it Possible?
Today I'm doing an audio version of my blog post "Stress-Free Parenting: Is it Possible?". I felt that the four practical lessons in this blog post are perfect reminders for the new school year. If you'd like to read the blog post visit SincerelyMrsMommy.com and it'll be the first post on the blog. You can also follow me on Instagram at Instagram.com/sincerelymrsmommy and Facebook at facebook.com/sincerelymrsmommy
17:46
August 7, 2019
EP 16 - Take Two! 9 Lessons I've Learned About Marriage
This is Take Two of the 9 Lessons I Learned About Marriage. And it's better than the last one! The first recording had some editorial issues, so I decided to delete and rerecord. Share this with your family and friends. You can see the list on SincerelyMrsMommy.com in the Podcast category titled Episode 16. Thanks for listening, again!
21:10
July 24, 2019
EP 15 - How Healing Myself Inspired the World
After experiencing a Traumatic Brain Injury as result of a rear ended car accident, Faith Broussard Cade candidly talks about the road to recovery. Faith is now well known for her #fleurdelisspeaks mini handwritten inspirational notes that encourages bold self care, shifting mindsets, and taking charge of our lives in healthy ways. Visit SincerelyMrsMommy.com for links and all the ways to connect with Faith.
56:05
June 26, 2019
EP 14 - The Mom Boss Life and Faith
Do you know if you are a "Mom Boss"? Do you know how faith can help you be successful as a Mom Boss? Listen to today's podcast to learn more. For show notes and access to the links mentioned in this episode visit today's title on the blog at www.sincerelymrsmommy.com www.sincerelymrsmommy.com
17:16
June 12, 2019
EP 13 - Prayer for the Mom Who's Struggling
This morning we were almost in a head on collission as I was turned my head to the back seat to verbally discipline my eldest. I immediately was drawn to pray over myself and my children. Then after felt God pressing me to share a prayer for all the other mom's and caregivers who find themselves struggling as well.
19:42
May 29, 2019
EP 12 - A Mother's Day Encouragement and Prayer
Happy Mother's Day! As happy as Mother's Day should be, it can be a complicated roller coaster of emotions - high, low and everything in between. Today I share some encouragement and a prayer to bring you peace today. Visit this episodes blog post on SincerelyMrsMommy.com for links to my birth stories and birth affirmations mentioned.
22:18
May 12, 2019
EP 11 - How to Build a Healthy Friendship with Your Child
Is it possible to be friends with your children? Is that something you should even try to pursue? Today we have special guest, Remi Makanjuola of Grace to Parent, an online platform with positive practical parenting tips. Remi explains how to redefine what true friendship is and how to enhance it in our relationship with our children. For show notes and links mentioned in this episode visit sincerelymrsmommy.com and look for blog post titled Podcast 11 - How to Build a Healthy Friendship with Your Child.
31:51
April 29, 2019
EP 10 - How Mindful Conscious Parenting Changed My Life
I decided to give "Mindful Conscious Parenting" a try, but quickly realized, it had to start with me! In this podcast I talk about my journey over the past two weeks, and the resources that have inspired me to change and protect my core. Plus an update on if mindful conscious parenting is working out for me and my littles. Be sure to go to SincerelyMrsMommy.com for this episodes mini blog post/show notes to find links to everything mentioned in this episode plus more. Alsoooo I forgot to mention in the episode, but huge thanks to Yvette and Glen of How Married Are You Podcast for their shoutout and review of our Couple's Staycation episode on THEIR podcast Episode 31.
41:32
April 15, 2019
EP 9 - A New Way to Parent - Mindful Conscious Parenting
Lately, I've been in search of ways to parent smarter, not harder. This episode is inspired by a recent article I read about meditation used in school instead of detention. I wanted to see if this could be part of parenting. Today we have special guest and my friend, Tyeisha Duhart, a mother of two who practices what she calls 'Mindful Conscious Parenting'. In this episode she talks about what it is, how she discovered her style, and how she implements it on a daily basis. She also gives some practical advice on how to incorporate Mindful Conscious parenting with babies, elementary age, and teens. Visit SincerelyMrsMommy.com for the link to the article that inspired this talk and to meet Tyeisha and her family. 
53:22
April 1, 2019
EP 8 - How We Worked Together To Save Our Marriage
Faith shares how she and her husband Kahari learned to stop working against each other, yet with each other in order to save a marriage that was quickly heading to divorce. Check out the blog, to see photos of Faith and Kahari and to get to know them a little more and how to find Faith on Instagram.
1:09:11
March 18, 2019
EP 7 - How a Couple's Staycation Saved Our Marriage
On this episode "How a Couple's Staycation Saved My Marriage", I bring you in behind the scenes of our 24 hour LuGadO Couple's Staycation that we share with two other married couple's. This weekend was our 1 year LuGadO anniversary, so we took time to reflect on how the support of the staycations, and the relationships between the wives, the husbands and the group as a whole has helped each of us work towards healthier and more enjoyable marriages. Check out the blog for photos of all the special surprises that our house hosts prepared for the group. LuGadO is a combination of the three couples last names, Lumaine (Frantz & Shacondra), Gadson (Donald & Abby), and Ofori (Sam & Desirae). Enjoy! www.SincerelyMrsMommy.com
45:35
March 4, 2019
EP 6 - 3 Steps to Setting Boundaries and Improve Self Love
Todays episode is all about boundaries and self love! By having better boundaries that you can set and keep, you'll be able to secure a stronger grip on loving yourself with all of the potential and greatness that you naturally possess. Isn't it time that you loved on you a little more and showed others how to as well? Check out the blog for show notes and info on the books mentioned in this podcast. www.SincerelyMrsMommy.com
28:53
February 18, 2019
EP 5 - Why You Need to Take a Break and Follow Your Ideas
Today I'm sharing my life changing and mindset shifting experience at the 2019 Hey Girl Hey Retreat. I'm also talking about the value of Mom's and caregivers getting away and why you need to follow through with the ideas that come to your mind. Check out the blog www.sincerelymrsmommy.com for the list and links to Coach Tia Crockett (host of the retreat) and the special guests from the retreat.
29:28
February 5, 2019
Ep 4 - The Meaning of True Love in Marriage
Today's episode features my Grandmother, Mildred Greer as she speaks about her 65 year marriage and what it took to keep her vows up to the very end with my Grandfather, who recently passed away. It is a transparent, old school, yet relevant testimony that you'll want to hear. She talks to wives AND husbands. Reminder to check out the blog www.sincerelymrsmommy.com for the following blog posts that were mentioned: Grandma Knows Best - Wisdom for Life by Mildred Greer | Prayers for the Broken Marriage | Married Life - Water Your Own Grass
21:42
January 7, 2019
EP 3 - What Makes You Trigger Happy?
Today it's all about understanding your triggers & how they can affect your mental health and perceptions. There's even some valuable tips for you to try! I'm also sharing a little update on what I've been doing since my Postpartum Depression diagnosis. Remember to check out the blog SincerelyMrsMommy.com and share the blog and podcast with your Mom Tribe! Blog Posts mentioned: * Our Successful Coparenting Story * How to Live a Rich and Meaningful Lifestyle * Postpartum Depression: The Truth and Struggle
27:57
December 17, 2018
EP 2 - The Grateful Mom Boss
Today we're talking about gratitude! This past weekend we celebrated 30,000 views on the blog & I'm so grateful! In today's episode we get into why we should celebrate small victories, what the working mom and mom's at home really have in common, learning how to grant yourself more grace as a mom, and how to add more gratitude to your daily life. You can check out this week's blog post and others on SincerelyMrsMommy.com Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @SincerelyMrsMommy Thanks for sharing! Sincerely, Desirae
18:13
November 21, 2018
EP 1 - Postpartum Depression: The Truth & Struggle
Welcome to the first episode of SincerelyMrsMommy (SMM) the Podcast! In this episode I'm doing a quick intro of who I am, and doing a recap with deeper insight regarding the blog post Postpartum Depression: The Truth & Struggle. I talk about experiencing depression and anxiety during my pregnancy and even why I cancelled my big babyshower. In this episode I also mentioned a couple of blog posts for you to check out. 1. Prayers for the Broken Marriage 2. Mom Boss Diaries: I'm Pregnant Now What Visit the blog at www.SincerelyMrsMommy.com Thanks again for tuning in and sharing with your Mom friends! Sincerely, Desirae
33:44
November 5, 2018