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Mom Chats

Mom Chats

By Susie Beghin
Mom Chats is two moms having a heart-to-heart chat about life. Susie and Karen talk about everything from parenting to their soul journey through life as a mom.
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Work Life Balance - How to achieve it
Is work-life balance achievable or is it a lofty goal?  In this episode, Karen and Susie talk about their own tips and strategies for achieving work-life balance as moms and as entrepreneurs. They discuss the importance of finding your passion in life and living a life that is aligned with who you are, which makes work-life balance easier.  Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.combe and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
34:47
November 16, 2021
Transitions - How to Manage Change
It has been said that change is the only constant! In our ever changing world, how do we manage change to avoid stress and anxiety? In this episode, we talk about transitions from the perspective of children, adolescents and adults. We constantly manage transitions in our daily lives when dealing with kids going back to school or living in a digital age with new technology or even managing the changes of living during a pandemic. We discuss how to cultivate a sense of hopefulness to allow us to evolve and grow as a species. Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.combe and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
26:01
September 20, 2021
The Importance of Play - not just for kids!
What a fun topic!  In this episode, we talk about the importance of play, how to play with young kids and even how to incorporate play into our lives as adults. Play is not just for kids! We know that living a healthy life means not taking everything too seriously. It means taking time to play! Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.combe and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
36:42
July 23, 2021
Health and Wellness - with Special Guest Marco Capone
Health and Wellness is a big topic of discussion these days. We all want that special trick or magic to live a long and healthy life. How do we do that? What should we consider to live our best life? In this episode, we dive into the discussion of health and wellness with our special guest, Marco Capone, personal trainer and founder of Fit Life Mastery. We talk about the four pillars - Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Hydration and how to incorporate those elements into your life. We know that living a healthy life cannot always be easy in our modern world. We are all busy and we often make choices out of a need for convenience.  Marco is an empathetic coach that guides us through this health and wellness journey with no judgement. He holds that safe space to help us achieve our goals with his health and wellness wisdom and knowledge.  To find out more about Marco Capone and Fit Life Mastery visit www.fitlife.life. Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.combe and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
31:30
June 17, 2021
Empathy and Compassion (includes guided "Loving Kindness" meditation)
What is empathy and compassion? How do we foster it with our children, our families and others? How do we learn to be compassionate to ourselves too? We share our knowledge and opinions while we explore this topic from the point of view of our own life experiences as both parents and educators. We talk about the importance of self-compassion as a means to learning to be compassionate with others.  In the last 12 minutes of this episode, Karen facilitates a guided meditation with her soothing voice called "Loving Kindness". It is a beautiful meditation for anyone and everyone! Give it a try! Even if you have never meditated before! It is so relaxing that we recommend you listen to it right before bedtime. You can even try it with your kids! Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.combe and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
43:57
May 27, 2021
Stress and Anxiety - Practical Strategies to Effectively Respond to Stress and Anxiety
Almost everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point in their lives. But stress and anxiety have been especially prevalent in many people's lives during this past year of the COVID pandemic!  In this episode, Karen and Susie explore practical strategies on how to deal with stress and anxiety based on their own personal experiences and insights. Susie is passionate about sharing the coping strategies that she has learned over the years after being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in her teens. Karen and Susie discuss "FACE COVID" which is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to stress during the COVID pandemic, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), developed by Dr. Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap. Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults.  This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
40:06
April 17, 2021
Home Decorating - How to Create a Space That Brings You Joy!
In this episode, Karen and Susie invited special guest, Tasia Keeng, owner of Lovelight Home Design, to share her expertise on home decorating. They discuss topics such as how to choose a colour for your home, Feng Shui, and how to create a space that brings you joy.  Tasia Keeng is the creator of the Holistic Harmony Impact system that helps you measure the quality of your life you are experiencing in your space and to what degree it is impacting you. An expert in Feng Shui, Interior Design and design for Disability Access, Tasia uses her Home Harmony Healing process to sculpt the built environment so that one can experience a joyful, healthy, harmonious, peaceful, and prosperous space.  Karen and Susie share their own experiences in working with Tasia to create a home that they love.  You can find out more about Tasia Keeng and her design company at www.lovelighthomedesign.com.  Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children.  Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
27:53
March 15, 2021
Kindness: How to Foster Kindness Within Ourselves, Our Children and Others
Welcome to Season 2 - our first episode of 2021! We have great plans for this year!  Feb 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day, so this was a great opportunity to explore the topic of kindness. Not just "Random Acts of Kindness" but kindness in general. How do we foster kindness with our children, our families and others? How do we learn to be kind to ourselves too?  We share our knowledge and opinions while we explore this topic from the point of view of our own life experiences as both parents and educators.  Susie is a mom and an educator/daycare owner working with young children and Karen is a mom and spiritual life coach working with teens and adults.     This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen-Sue-a-Quan Coaching www.karensueaquan.com
33:36
February 20, 2021
Holiday Traditions
In this episode, Karen and Susie discuss their family traditions during the holidays. They reminisce about their childhood memories and the traditions they have with their families today.  Even in 2020, there is opportunity to make the holidays special and memorable! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to start this podcast in 2020 and look forward to continuing to share our lives and our conversations in 2021!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
22:35
December 11, 2020
Soul Conversations
In this episode, Karen and Susie engage in a deeper conversation about the the soul. What is a soul? What is spirit? They share their opinions about this topic. Karen talks about her experiences as a spiritual life coach and her new endeavor called "soul school".  This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
24:35
October 31, 2020
Our 12 Favourite Things
In this episode, Karen and Susie discuss their favourite things. They talk about their favourite books, toys, movies, celebrity and childhood memories. After the last couple of episodes focusing on some serious topics during the pandemic, they wanted to lighten things up with this fun and whimsical episode. Join in on their fun and laugh along with them!  This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
27:17
September 14, 2020
Heading Back to School during a Pandemic: Fear, Judgement and Acceptance
In this episode, Karen and Susie discuss the difficult decision to send your children back to school during a pandemic. They discuss personal experiences with their own children as well as the experiences they have as educators with other parents, kids and teens. They talk about pervasive issues of fear, judgement and ultimately trusting yourself to make a good decision as a loving parent. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
33:39
August 12, 2020
The Importance of Human Connection - Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this episode, Karen and Susie chat about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of human connections. They explore how important connections are for young children, teens and adults. They talk about how they develop connections with others, with the self and with a divine presence.   This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
35:34
July 01, 2020
Supporting Our Children's Education During the Pandemic
Susie and Karen discuss the topic of supporting children's education at home during the pandemic. Many parents are providing formal education at home during the pandemic and they are struggling. Susie shares some of her insights into how to support children of all ages from infant to teen. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com  and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
19:09
May 22, 2020
Exploring Self-Care as Moms
In the next few episodes, we will be focusing our discussions around navigating this COVID-19 pandemic as moms.  The role of a mom is often centered around providing care for others, sometimes at the expense of our own health or our own needs. In this episode, we talk about how we as moms can take care of ourselves and our families during this time. We discuss strategies that we can use to maintain optimal health while taking into consideration our physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a holistic way. This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com  and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
30:41
April 25, 2020
Mom Chats - Getting to Know Susie and Karen
Mom Chats began with two moms having heart-to-heart chats about life. Susie and Karen would gather in Karen's living room and talk about everything. Their topics of conversation would include parenting, education, childhood memories and would often venture into more spiritual topics about their soul journey through this life. As they talked, they felt inspired and rejuvenated! This led to the birth of this Mom Chats podcast where they will share those conversations with others to inspire, connect and share their views about life as a mom.   In this first episode of Mom Chats, Susie and Karen introduce themselves and talk about what led them to start this podcast. They share their unique stories of becoming moms and their first memories as moms.  This episode is sponsored by: Alpha's Discovery Kids www.alphasdiscoveryclub.com and Karen Sue-a-Quan coaching www.karensueaquan.com
29:52
February 29, 2020