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Talks Too Much with Carla Kiley & Emily Belson

Talks Too Much with Carla Kiley & Emily Belson

By Carla Kiley & Emily Belson
Sisters Carla Kiley and Emily Belson chat candidly about navigating your 20s and 30s, body confidence, relationships, motherhood, business and life as sisters. You can expect occasional guests, deep dives into our experiences, unsolicited advice and a few laughs along the way.
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Episode 15: how to ROMANTICIZE your life! little things that make everyday better
In today's episode we chat about simple things we do to make our lives a little better! From a hot cup of tea before you start working to setting the mood before you start cooking dinner, we hope this episode inspires you to enjoy the little things a little more.  Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
44:60
May 23, 2022
Episode 14: A DAY IN OUR LIFE - Morning Routine, Everyday Work Schedule, and What We Do To Unwind
In today's episode we take you through a day in our lives! We share our morning routine, our everyday work schedule, and what we do to unwind in the evening!  Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
01:11:53
May 16, 2022
Episode 13: Major Lessons Learned from Baby #1 and What I’m Doing Differently This Time
In this episode, Emily is sharing what she hopes to do differently the second time around with having a newborn. From feeding to sleep to work expectations and lots of lessons learned, we’re covering it all in this episode! Referenced in this episode: Emily’s Newborn Essentials blog post: https://emilybelson.com/newborn-essentials/ Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
52:46
May 09, 2022
Episode 12: A Conversation with Erin Lowrey | How to Set Goals to Achieve Them, Why it’s Worth Pushing Your Boundaries in Life and Career, Balancing Motherhood, and Prioritizing Curiosity
In this episode we’re chatting with Erin Lowrey, a corporate climber, career coach, mom, marathon runner, podcaster, and so much more. We’re talking about why it’s worth pushing your boundaries in your career and life, finding grace through transitions, and balancing motherhood and career. Erin shares her fresh take on how to set goals so you actually achieve them, including how much of your life to uproot at once, and how detaching from the results will majorly upgrade your enjoyment, regardless of what you’re pursuing next. We hope this episode brings you some inspiration and realness to go after your dreams! Referenced in this episode: Lux Unfiltered Tanning Drops: https://rstyle.me/+8uPgq7-ns_wrYAUTrsGJdQ Lux Unfiltered Tanning Lotion: https://rstyle.me/+KdgAUppVjhSzG9BOR0x_NQ Local Love: Frederick, MD Vintage Shop: https://shop.chartreuseandco.com/ Erin’s Thanks for Waiting Podcast: http://erinlowrey.com/podcast Erin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erin.france/ Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
01:04:06
May 02, 2022
Episode 11: Q&A Wedding Day Confidence, Advice to our Younger Selves + How To Find Your Passion
We’re answering your questions! This episode covers lots of topics including how to be confidence on your wedding day at any weight (spoiler: it has nothing to do with it), what we’d tell our middle school selves, our best advice for finding your passion, and the five postpartum essentials Emily recommends to every mom. We hope it brings a little fun to your day! Referenced in this episode: Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com/homepage Brene brown book: https://amzn.to/3k4Ej1k Erin Lowrey’s podcast: https://erinlowrey.com/podcast Postpartum PJs (Target): https://rstyle.me/+FkeFeZGNLIHGKIti0ZWCXQ Waterproof Mattress Pads (Amazon): https://rstyle.me/+pXyYG7vICHginNP36ZnzOw Emily’s Newborn Essentials blog post: https://emilybelson.com/newborn-essentials/ Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
44:54
April 25, 2022
Spring Favorites | Beauty, Food, Maternity + Plus Size Swim + Toddler Favs
Emily's Favorites:  Maternity Swimsuits: https://liketk.it/3BWrF Toddler Crocs: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/gf534qc55gf Expressie Nail Polish: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/gdfv3mc55gf Brownie In A Mug: https://preppykitchen.com/brownie-in-a-mug/ Kale Recipe: see below  Carla’s Favorites: Smocked Dresses Nap Dresses: https://bit.ly/3DjgPhF Ivy City Dress: https://bit.ly/3iU31Rw Old Navy Dress: https://bit.ly/3ryhuXW Girlfriend Collective Exercise Dress Tommy Style: https://bit.ly/3MWlJWn Girlfriend Collective Exercise Dress Paloma Style: https://bit.ly/3u6EnC8 Daci Swimsuit 1: https://amzn.to/3uOK752 Daci Swimsuit 2: https://amzn.to/3JOxEmo Target Orange Swimsuit: https://bit.ly/3Mh1zW1 L'oreal Shampoo + Conditioner: https://amzn.to/3rU74lN Walmart Flats: https://bit.ly/3KN8QvX Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley Kale Salad Recipe:  1 bunch kale 2 cloves garlic 1/4 tsp salt 1 c freshly grated Parmesan (feta or goat is also good) 1/4 c olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1. Remove kale leaves from stems 2. Chop kale into small bite-sized pieces and put in serving bowl 3. In small bowl, smash garlic with salt to make a paste 4. Add lemon juice to garlic-salt mixture 5. Add Parmesan and olive oil to mixture 6. Pour dressing over kale and massage in with hands. Let sit for a few minutes before serving
44:46
April 18, 2022
My Experience with Postpartum Depression
In this episode, Emily shares her experience with postpartum depression after her first baby. She talks about her symptoms, misconceptions about depression, how the things she'd heard about being a new mom like "it's hard" made those months very confusing, the final straw, how she got help, and how she's doing now. As a reminder, we are not medical professionals this podcast is simply Emily's experience. This does not replace proper medical attention! Please reach out to a professional mental health professional if you are struggling.  Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
01:00:48
April 11, 2022
How To Feel Confident in a Swimsuit This Summer
In this solo episode Carla chats all about how to feel confident in a swimsuit this summer! From how to find your perfect suit, to the mindset shift that changed everything for her, you'll leave this episode feeling ready to take on the summer. If you are a little anxious about wearing a swimsuit this summer, this episode is for you!  Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
40:17
April 04, 2022
Life is Messy - We’re Getting Real
We are getting real this episode and talking about what we’ve been struggling with lately including feeling like their aren’t enough hours in the day, the timeline of pregnancy, and how outsourcing decisions about our own lives to “experts” is actually detrimental. If you’ve felt a little frantic, this one’s for you! Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
44:55
March 28, 2022
Habits that Changed our Lives | Productivity, Sleep, Home Chores, & Mindset Shifts
Today we’re covering our top habits that have changed our lives. From seemingly unimportant like how we get the laundry done to deeper ideas like listening to our hunger cues and prioritizing what we get done in a day, we’re sharing the habits that have made our lives simpler, easier, and more peaceful. And who can’t use a little more of that? We hope these inspire you to add a habit or two into your own life, and we’d love to know the habits that you are so glad you’ve implemented! Tag us on IG @talkstoomuchpodcast. Carla’s Kindle: https://amzn.to/36wuMwn Skincare line: https://www.peachandlily.com/collections/peach-lily-collection Saltrock Nightlight: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/gdaazgc55gf Intuitive Eating Book: https://amzn.to/3IwS96i Budgeting App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/everydollar-budget-your-money/id942571931 Huberman Podcast on Sleep: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JIM6biMG5CQDsSMQFwG3O?si=I-kJdK17R7uQokYGew6rJQ Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
57:39
March 21, 2022
Refresh Your Life for Spring | Tough Love + Spring Cleaning
We LOVE a life refresh and spring is the perfect time to set ourselves up for the season ahead. In this episode, we’re talking about how Emily tackles decluttering her house, keeping a minimalist wardrobe, setting goals with finances, and making time for the relationships and priorities that serve us. If you need a little motivation to refresh your life for spring, this is for you! Referenced in this episode: Ballerina Farm Sourdough Starter: https://ballerinafarm.com/collections/ballerina-farm-products/products/ballerina-farm-sourdough-starter-willa How to Declutter & Organize Everything: https://emilybelson.com/how-to-declutter-and-organize-your-home/ Emily’s Minimalist Wardrobe System: https://emilybelson.com/my-minimalist-wardrobe/  Sophia Lee’s Spring Cleaning Checklist: https://bysophialee.com/spring-cleaning-checklist-1239128/ Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
58:02
March 14, 2022
Q&A Morning Routines, When to Have Kids, How to Start Therapy, Dealing with Pressure about Weight, Closet Staples, etc.
We’re answering your questions! This episode covers lots of topics including how we start our days, how Emily decided she was ready to have a baby, our advice for starting therapy, how to respond to comments about your diet and weight, our closet staples and more. We hope it brings a little fun to your day! Referenced in this episode: Sleep podcast episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JIM6biMG5CQDsSMQFwG3O?si=I-kJdK17R7uQokYGew6rJQ Best strapless bra: https://amzn.to/36IO8hT Athleta Elation Tights: https://bit.ly/3IMHAfW Emily’s maternity essentials: https://emilybelson.com/maternity-clothes-cold-weather-essentials/ Carla’s favorite plus size spring jackets: https://www.carlakiley.com/plus-size-lightweight-jackets/ Join Emily’s Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/
55:35
March 07, 2022
Loneliness, Making Great Friends, and Why it’s Worth the Effort
We all know how vital relationships are to our wellbeing, especially after the past two years. But if you’re feeling a little lonely, it can be intimidating to put yourself out there, meet new people, and cultivate great friendships. In this episode we’re talking about how we recognized who we were looking for, what we did to make new friends, how we’ve deepened connections, how we stay connected to long-distance friends, and why deep fulfilling relationships have made our lives so much better! Referenced in this episode: Inventing Anna on Netflix Sleep podcast episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JIM6biMG5CQDsSMQFwG3O?si=I-kJdK17R7uQokYGew6rJQ How to start a cookbook club: https://emilybelson.com/how-to-start-a-cookbook-club/ Join Mom Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momgroupemilybelson Join Carla’s Plus Size Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/
55:16
February 28, 2022
Cellulite, Baby Weight, & Finding Our Body Confidence
This week we’re diving into all things body confidence. From Carla being the “fat kid” to loving her body (most days), and Emily’s trips up and down the scale with pregnancy-postpartum-pregnancy, there’s a lot to unpack. We’re sharing our journeys to finding body confidence and all the things that helped us along the way. If you’ve ever questioned your value based on the shape or size of your body, this episode is for you. Carla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaekiley/ Emily’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.belson/ Carla’s Blog: https://www.carlakiley.com/ Emily’s Blog: https://emilybelson.com/ Carla's Plus Size Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carlaekiley
01:22:35
February 21, 2022
Welcome to the Talks Too Much Podcast!
We’re starting a podcast! This episode is all about getting to know us! We share lots of insight into who we are including our hopes for this podcast, our sister relationship, most embarrassing injuries, how we met our husbands, figuring out life as a mom, entrepreneurial pursuits, and lots of other tidbits. We hope you enjoy!
51:45
February 10, 2022