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The Modern Mamas Podcast

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Tune in weekly as we offer a podcast that focuses on information, insights, and interviews to empower, educate, and entertain modern mamas (and dads!) like you. We'll be discussing through open dialogue, in an entirely nonjudgmental space, all things fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and child-rearing with a focus on holistic care, functional fitness, and deep nourishment for you and your kiddos.
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MMP Ep 226: L + J Talk - Rapid Fire!
This week, Jess and Laura sit down for a special kind of topical episode: RAPID FIRE! We rattle off answers to questions ranging from short and silly to unexpectedly deep and thought provoking. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
47:29
October 13, 2021
MMP Ep 225: Catchup - Soul Food
This week, Jess and Laura sit down for a good old catchup episode. Tune in for the usual life updates, big transition feels, future dreams, and some seriously divine cooking coming from Jess' kitchen. Thank you so much for being a part of this community. We are so grateful for you! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
01:02:17
October 6, 2021
MMP Ep 224: Organizing your Digital Clutter with Kath Younger
In this episode, Jess sits down with Kath Younger and we chat all things related to organizing your online and digital life!  We often think about organizing our home and physical spaces, but truly don't take into consideration the stress or anxiety that can come along with an overflowing inbox or a computer that feels cluttered.  This episode tackles organizing everything from emails to photos to files - common mistakes people make with digital clutter, and what happens when you can get a handle on your digital space!  We hope you enjoy! Follow along with Kath on: Instagram Website Purchase the Workshop Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
01:03:32
September 29, 2021
MMP Ep 223: L + J Talk - Camping and Glamping with Kids
In this week's episode, Jess and Laura sit down to chat about how their families explore the great outdoors, snuggle up by the fire, and bathe in nature’s glory with their kiddos. Sometimes it’s camping, sometimes it’s glamping; no matter your style, heading outside with kids can be so much fun! Thank you, as always, for being here, for tuning in, and for your open minds and hearts. We're so grateful! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
53:28
September 22, 2021
MMP Ep 222: Catchup - Living in Nuance
In this week's episode, Jess and Laura sit down to to catch up on all things life, love, growth, boundary setting, and delicious food! Tune in for thoughts on the current division and tension in this country, social media boundary setting, summer reflections, and all the good eats from Jess. Thank you, as always, for being here, for tuning in, and for your open minds and hearts. We're so grateful! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
52:52
September 15, 2021
MMP Ep 221: Cassy Joy on Balancing Life, Parenting, and Feeding our Families
In this episode, Jess sits down with Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed and Fit to chat LIFE!  We talk through the upcoming launch of her NEW cookbook, Cook Once Dinner Fix and all the ways in which it's her best resource yet.  We also answer listener questions, and get her expertise on balancing life, parenting, and saving time, money and energy in the kitchen.  Cassy is always such a joy to learn from and this episode is no different! Remember you can pre-order your copy of Cook Once Dinner Fix before it launches officially on September 14th, and get all of the pre-order goodies that come along with it! Follow along with Cassy on: Instagram: @fedandfit website: www.fedandfit.com Purchase Cook Once Dinner Fix, launching September 14th! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
01:00:03
September 8, 2021
MMP Ep 220: L + J Talk - Boundaries
In todays episode we chat all things boundaries - what that term means to each of us, where we are in our own journeys with the idea of boundaries, and how we have worked to establish them in our own lives.  As always, this is just a glimpse in to our own processes and thoughts, and is never meant to be guidance on your own work!  Thanks for tuning in friends. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
52:05
September 1, 2021
MMP Ep 219: Catchup - The Timing Just Had to be Right
In this catchup episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit down to chat life. Laura shares pregnancy updates and the conception journey for this baby girl. Jess chats her nourishment and mental health journeys and updates about her kiddos and school transitions. Thank you for being here and sharing this journey with us! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
45:23
August 25, 2021
MMP Ep 218: Brittany Randolph on Her Experience as a Birth Mother
On this week's episode, Laura sits down with Brittany Randolph, certified birth and bereavement doula, prenatal and postnatal coach, mother to two daughters, and heart and mind behind Beyond the Bump. She shares her journey as a birth mother to an amazing human being who was relinquished for adoption years ago. Brittany has also struggled with fertility issues and pregnancy loss, and she hopes that in sharing her stories she can bring about open and honest conversations around birth, adoption and pregnancy loss. We are so grateful to Brittany for sharing this intimate and emotional journey with from a perspective that is not heard often enough. Thank you for tuning in and being a part of this safe, supportive, and incredible community. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
54:07
August 18, 2021
MMP Ep 217: L + J Talk - Making Adult Friendships
In this week's topical episode, Laura and Jess share their experiences with making friendships as adults, the struggles, the wins, and the immense power and importance of connection. Adults need friendships too! Perhaps, now more than ever. Remember, we share our own unique journeys in these topicals, and they're never a judgement on anyone else's path. Thank you for listening! We love this community. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
48:53
August 11, 2021
MMP Ep 216: Catchup - It’s a Good One!
PLEASE BE ADVISED: This week's episode includes a pregnancy announcement, and we want to be sure to let you know ahead of time as we know this can be a sensitive and triggering topic for some. We love this community and are so grateful for the space to share our lives and connect with you. In this week's catchup episode, Jess and Laura sit down for a very special catchup episode that includes some big life updates, exciting news, and more. We hope you'll tune in. Thank you for listening, for the solidarity, and for being a part of this incredible community. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
01:07:07
August 4, 2021
MMP Ep 215: Cathey and Sarah's Story - Navigating Cancer and Surrogacy as Twin Sisters
PLEASE BE ADVISED: This episode discusses infertility and pregnancy loss. In this episode, Jess sits down with twin sisters Cathey and Sarah as they share their individual motherhood journeys, Sarah's battle with rare cancer, and how this struggle led them to their surrogacy experience together.  Not only do we chat the power of the sister connection, but we explore what it was like to undergo IVF in a pandemic, how they prepared physically and mentally for surrogacy, and what this process has been like up until now.  Thanks so much for listening
01:06:33
July 28, 2021
MMP Ep 214: L + J Talk - How We Prioritize Healthy Home and Living Choices
In this week’s episode, Laura and Jess talk more in depth about how each of us navigate making sustainable and healthy choices for our homes and families.  Spoiler alert: we aren't looking for perfection!  We chat how each of our priorities are different, and how we make compromises in certain areas to account for budgeting, time, and personal health priorities.  A reminder that everyone has their own unique experiences and journeys, and these episodes are not meant to "should" on anyone! Thanks for tuning in. We’re so grateful for this community. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
58:57
July 21, 2021
MMP Ep 213: Catchup - Retreat Yourself
In this week’s episode, Jess and Laura catchup on all things life, love, adventure, mindset and more. Plus, it’s about time for some real life hugs. The next in-person Modern Mamas Podcast Retreat is here! Tune in for all the details and snag your spot before they’re gone. We can’t wait to see you in Austin! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
58:25
July 14, 2021
MMP Ep 212: Megan with a Yes God Wellness Birth Story
In this episode, Megan Macpherson Jones returns for a very special birth story. Her daughter Justice Jupiter was born on December 20, 2020. Megan joins us to share her birth story, the power of surrender, the magic of manifestation, and the importance of honoring our postpartum bodies and incredible achievement of bringing life into this world, no matter how the experience unfolds. Megan is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness Advocate, Personal Development Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator, Entrepreneur, Mother and Wife. She brings such incredible perspective and education to the world, and we’re so grateful to have her join us again. Be sure to tune in for this vulnerable, raw, and oh so important episode. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 20% off at Eaton Hemp with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
51:43
July 7, 2021
MMP Ep 211: L+J Talk - Our Kiddos' Sleep Journeys
In this week’s episode, Laura and Jess talk: our kiddos’ sleep journeys. Tune in for shared experiences all about how we’ve navigated supporting our kids’ sleep through all of life’s seasons, from newborns to now. A reminder that everyone has their own unique experiences and journeys, and we share ours not in anyways to inform your experience! Thanks for tuning in. We’re so grateful for this community. Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
45:47
June 30, 2021
MMP Ep 210: Time For a Little Self Care
In this week's catchup episode, Jess and Laura share life updates you won't get anywhere else, real talk about solo parenting and plans for this summer, and more. We also share some important podcast announcements, including the details on our newest Modern Mamas Box, a box for anyone in every season because we could all use a little self care, now more than ever. Thank you for tuning in! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
55:44
June 23, 2021
MMP Ep 209: Listening to Your Gut Health with Diane Teall Evans
In this episode, Jess sits down with Diane Teall Evans, a certified nutritional therapist (NTP, RWP) to chat all things GUT HEALTH. We tackle why it matters, how to determine if you need help getting yours back on track, and how tackling this domino can affect all other areas of your health and wellness! Tune in to deep dive: what does it mean to have a healthy gut how gut health is related to our mental health signs your gut is out of whack all things poop and how your body speaks to you through elimination ..and so much more! We hope you learn something new today that empowers you to take back your health if you need to! Follow along with Diane on: Instagram: @dianeteall  Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/diteawellness Website: www.diteawellness.com Podcast: Get Your Shit Together with Adina & Diane - a digestible health and fitness show for women Root Cause Reset: www.rcrprogram.com my signature nutritional therapy program that helps women heal their gut so they can balance their energy, hormones, and skin. Sign up for the waitlist and get my free gut healing guide and first dibs when enrollment opens! Join our Modern Mamas community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
01:02:35
June 16, 2021
MMP Ep 208: FOUR YEARS!
In this week’s very special catchup episode, we celebrate FOUR YEARS of the Modern Mamas Podcast with never yet shared updates, reflections on our favorite episodes, answers to rapid fire questions, and an announcement of the biggest giveaway we’ve EVER done. Win a free spot to this year’s in-person retreat in Austin, plus a $100 travel voucher, and swag from our favorite sponsors. Check out Instagram to enter. Thank you for four wonderful years. We’re so grateful for you! Join our community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping!
54:44
June 9, 2021
MMP Ep 207: L+J Talk: Our Gut Healing Journeys
In this week's topical episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess talk all about their gut healing protocols, the good, the gross, and even the spiritual. Get the low down on their healing, the before and after, and what life, gut health, and food enjoyment will look like moving forward. Don't miss it! Join our community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas LMNT is our go-to electrolyte drink mix with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a member of our community, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping at DrinkLMNT.com/ModernMamas
51:30
June 2, 2021
MMP Ep 206: Megan Haile on Life and Love After Heartbreaking Loss
*Note: this episode is about the heartbreaking loss of still birth. While we know this is an incredibly important conversation that needs to happen, we also want to be sure to let you know before reading the show notes or tuning in, in case this might be a triggering topic. We are so grateful for this open, supportive community and for Megan for sharing Olivia’s story. This week, Laura sits down with Megan Haile, mama to Harper, Olivia, and Emerson. Megan’s middle daughter, Olivia, was stillborn on August 9, 2019 at 38 weeks 5 days. Megan shares her story, her experience parenting after the loss of her daughter, the complexities of deciding whether she and her husband would have another child, and then how she navigated pregnancy and parenting after loss. Megan is always learning how to live and love after such a significant loss. We are so deeply grateful for Megan for sharing her story and shedding light on this incredibly important, inexplicably difficult conversation. Join our community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Snag some free LMNT electrolytes HERE
44:00
May 26, 2021
MMP Ep 205: L&J Talk: Our Fitness Journeys
*Note: this episode discusses disordered eating behaviors* In this week's episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit down for another topical episode! They dive deep into their unique fitness journeys, from disordered relationships with fitness and food to the transitions, growth, learning, and shifts in mindsets to find intuitive movement and fitness practices with health, wellness, and vitality in mind. Thank you for tuning in, sharing, and being such an important part of this community! Join our community on Patreon! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Snag some free LMNT electrolytes HERE
55:02
May 19, 2021
MMP Ep 204: Find Your People!
In this week's catchup episode, Jess and Laura share updates about life: the tough stuff, the joy, the transitions, and always, the real talk. Plus, head on over to this week's post on Instagram to connect with friends in your area and find your people. Thank you for listening, friends! We're so grateful that you're here. Find us on Instagram Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Snag some free LMNT electrolytes HERE
56:43
May 12, 2021
MMP Ep 203: Loving Yourself Through Personal Style with Caroline Bower
In this episode, Jess sits down with Caroline Bower of The Bluebird Collective to chat all things GETTING DRESSED as an act of self-care.  It seems like a pretty simple straightforward topic but we sure do have fun chatting all things style!  You'll see Caroline's true passion for helping women find clothes that make them feel amazing just the way they are.  She's on a mission to make getting dressed a fun, encouraging experience and to take the frustration and overwhelm out of creating a functional, sustainable, uncluttered closet. We chat: what are some different clothing styles how to determine your personal style what is a capsule wardrobe what are Carolines top second hand/thrifting tips and so much more! Follow along with Caroline on: Instagram: @thebluebirdcollective_ website: thebluebirdcollective.com Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Snag some free LMNT electrolytes HERE
01:02:02
May 5, 2021
MMP Ep 202: L+J Talk: Rapid Fire Q+A!
In this week’s episode, Jess and Laura sit down IN PERSON for another creamy catchup episode, recorded together in Austin, Texas during our recent work retreat. They take on your questions rapid-fire style, sharing everything from wedding experiences and favorite bras to their morning routines and favorite current foods. Plus, so much more. We love answering your questions, so keep them coming. You know we’re here for real talk, real sharing, and real connection. Thank you for tuning in! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors! 15% off with code modernmamas PaleoValley Four Sigmatic Beekeepers Naturals Special Deals w/ LMNT
49:16
April 28, 2021
MMP Ep 201: Never a Dull Moment
In this week's episode, Jess and Laura catchup on life, Laura's travels, Jess' new cat and fun home projects, our healing, and much more. Tune in for real talk, insights into our journeys, and more on what's to come in life and for the future of the podcast. We are so grateful for this community. Thank you for listening and being a part of the conversation. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors! 15% off with code modernmamas PaleoValley Four Sigmatic Beekeepers Naturals LMNT
53:53
April 21, 2021
MMP Ep 200: Black Maternal Health & Beyond with Tracie Collins
In this week's episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Tracie Collins, founder of the National Black Doulas Association. Tracie began her career in the Birth Doula field in 2000 after her second child was born. She has attended over 1500+ births with families birthing in hospitals, birth centers, and home births throughout the SF Bay Area & beyond. Tracie shares her story, more about the incredibly important work she's doing, facts about the awful disparities for Black birthing people in this country. and actionable steps we can all take to continue to push for change. This week, we’re honoring Black Maternal Health Week. We're so grateful that you're here and hope you'll tune in, learn, and share. Learn more at www.blackdoulas.org Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors! 15% off with code modernmamas PaleoValley Four Sigmatic Beekeepers Naturals Free 7 sample pack; just pay shipping! LMNT
34:31
April 14, 2021
MMP Ep 199: Laura and Jess Talk - Fostering Strong Relationships
In this week's episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess answer your questions about fostering strong partner relationships through the different seasons of life. Tune in for the intimacies, tools, and lessons learned from both Laura and Jess when it comes to building and maintaining strong but also very real life relationships with their partners. We hope you'll tune in! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors! 15% off with code modernmamas PaleoValley Four Sigmatic Beekeepers Naturals Free 7 sample pack; just pay shipping! LMNT
58:29
April 7, 2021
MMP Ep 198: Regular Shmegular
In this week’s Modern Mamas Podcast episode, Jess and Laura sit down for another catchup episode! Laura shares the exciting news of her latest family transitions and what’s to come. Jess catches us all up on the latest in her life, from work shifts to potential future homeschooling, and more. We also dive into personal growth priorities and, as always, lots of processing. We hope you'll tune in! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
01:00:41
March 31, 2021
MMP Ep 197: Connecting to the Sacredness of Life with Ashley Newton
Ashley Newton is a Somatic Movement Therapist, ceremonialist, and founder of Wellspring Nature School. In this episode Ashley dives deep into the powerful ways that we can connect to the sacredness of life and create space for deeper well being through nature and ritual. She shares insights into movement integration for kids, water prayer practice, seasonal rituals, and more. We hope you'll tune in! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
55:10
March 24, 2021
MMP Ep 196: Laura and Jess Talk - Breastfeeding Journeys
In this episode, Laura and Jess share their unique breastfeeding stories, from inverted nipples and shields to NICU stays and tongue and lip ties. Tune in for the challenges, the lessons, and the immense love and magic in our journeys. There aren’t enough conversations happening around the realities of feeding our littles. We hope you'll find some solidarity this week, friends. Every story is unique, and we’re all parenting from a place of love. Thank you for being here! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
53:54
March 17, 2021
MMP Ep 195: Just Kind of Living
In the latest episode Jess and Laura chat everything from post-polar vortex processing to big projects and releases coming up! In traditional L + J style you'll get updates on life, feels, and upcoming projects, plus a whole lot of showing up and working through life in the moment. We hope you love it! Join the conversation over on Instagram, and don't forget to leave us a review for your chance to win some sweet swag we love. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! FourSigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
42:24
March 10, 2021
MMP Ep 194: Turning Healthy Behaviors into Habits with Robyn Downs
In this episode, Jess sits down with Robyn Downs of Real Food Whole Life, podcaster at the Feel Good Effect Podcast, and author of The Feel Good Effect, a book about finding more calm, ease and joy in your life right now.  Robyn holds a Master’s degree in education with an emphasis in behavior change, and 4 years of public policy & health change at the doctoral level, her work taps into cutting edge science around psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and habits.  In this episode we dive into: how do you help cut that noise and find individualized wellness for yourself? How do you avoid new info distraction? Why it's so hard for us to form and stick with habits? How do we shift our priorities when it feels like EVERYTHING is important (or at least the world is telling us it is) and so much more! We hope you learn something new today that helps you find joy and peace in the present while still working to implement change in you own life! Follow along with Robyn on: Instagram: @realfoodwholelife Podcast: Feel Good Effect Website: https://realfoodwholelife.com/ Thank you to our Sponsors!   CODE: modernmamas Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals  Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic  Shop 15% off Paleovalley  Shop 20% off Organifi  Shop 15% off BLUblox 
57:03
March 3, 2021
MMP Ep 193: A Glass Case of Vortex Emotion
Jess and Laura were able to hop on amid spotty power to process in real time the experience of living without consistent water and power during the polar vortex that hit Texas last week.  Jess shares the real and raw of it as she was going through it.  We also get caught up on Laura's life and Evie's latest snow experiences, proving we can find joy in the midst of hard things!  We hope you'll tune in and listen as we share the real ups and downs of our lives. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
43:35
February 24, 2021
MMP Ep 192: Showing Up As We Are
This week, Jess and Laura show up exactly as they are for another catchup episode. Things start light hearted with life updates and quickly get raw with vulnerable feelings and real life, real time processing. We hope you’ll tune in with open hearts exactly as you are too. Thank you for being a part of this community. We’re so glad you’re here. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
53:13
February 17, 2021
MMP Ep 191: Finding Your Inner Superpower with Taz Barber
In this week's episode, Laura sits down with Taz Barber of Life Outside the Box. Taz is a mama to 4 boys (plus 2 dogs and 26 chickens). She's competed in the CrossFit Games 4 times, owns 2 businesses, and is dedicated to helping women find their inner super power. In this episode we dive into the power of self reflection and the empowerment that comes from taking action. Taz shares insights into time and energy management, her top parenthood values, and how to thrive through life's journey. We hope you'll tune in. You might even walk away from this episode inspired to take ACTION to add an extra hour in your day! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Blublox Organifi
59:52
February 10, 2021
MMP Ep 190: Navigating Education
Welcome to a new kind of catchup episode! Jess and Laura will be periodically diving into topics suggested by our listeners. In this first topical episode, they dive into how they navigate schooling their little ones, sharing their processes, non-negotiables, and thoughts on the future. We’d love to hear from you! Join the conversation and let us know what topic you’d love to hear us chat about.  Thanks for being here! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Organifi BLUblox
01:01:53
February 3, 2021
MMP Ep 189: Let's Get Curious
In this week's catchup episode, Jess and Laura sit down for updates, retreat reflections, and real talk around setting boundaries, showing up as we are, seeking growth always, and leaning into curiosity: in life, in relationships, in learning. We hope you'll tune in and join the conversation! We're so grateful for this community. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Organifi BLUblox
58:58
January 27, 2021
MMP Ep 188: Ableism in Wellness with Vicki Singer
In this episode, Jess sits down with Vicki Singer of Singer Wellness to discuss a concept that many people may have never considered before - ableism, and particularly how it can show up in the wellness community. Vicki is a Whole30 Certified Coach, Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer, and has cerebral palsy. Vicki has been highly dedicated to informing and educating on disability in social media, and was such an excellent guide through this complex topic. Not only do we dive into what ableism is and how we can recognize it but we also chat other topics: What are some ableist ways of thinking that we can challenge RIGHT NOW how can we use knowledge of ableism in how we interact, speak to and teach the children we care for or work with practical tips on how to start the transition of towards inclusive social media practices for people of all abilities We hope you learn something new today that empowers you to think critically about your life in a constructive way! Follow along with Vicki on: Instagram: @singerwellness Twitter: @VDSinger Website: Singerwellness.com -------------------- Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors! Four Sigmatic - modernmamas for 15% off Paleovalley - modernmamas for 15% off BLUblox - modernmamas for 15% off Organifi - modernmamas for 20% off
01:05:49
January 20, 2021
MMP Ep 187: Children's Mental Health with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
In this episode, Laura sits down with Roseann Capanna-Hodge, mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, and media expert who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health." Roseann shares her wisdom around the long-term impact of the Pandemic on children, signs and symptoms of anxiety in children, promoting coping skills and resilience in children, and so much more. This feels more important than ever, and we hope you'll tune in! You can find Roseann on her website or on Instagram! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
56:13
January 13, 2021
MMP Ep 186: The Process, Not the Goal
In this catchup episode, Jess and Laura sit down and get deep real quick, processing and reflecting on the year that was 2020 and talking out intentions for 2021. They also share intimacies of social media free holidays with families, life updates, and so much more. As we round out this year, we also want to pause to THANK YOU. This community has without a doubt been a highlight of this year for us. We are so grateful and excited for what's to come. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Four Sigmatic PaleoValley
57:55
January 6, 2021
MMP Ep 185: Strength for Happy Hormones with Adina Rubin
In this episode, Jess sits down with Adina Rubin, strength coach and nutritional therapy practitioner to dive into how developing true strength affects our hormonal health in a frank and candid conversation. We chat: what strength training is/isn't what hormones are affected why those hormones are crucial to optimal health the potential effect of over-exercising how developing muscle mass makes for happy hormones and how to know if your body is responding well to your mode of exercise For honest and direct info on food and movement, follow along on Instagram at @adinarubin_ Check out her website: adinarubincoaching.com Stay tuned for the launch of her podcast: Get Your Sh%^ Together Shop now for The Modern Mama Box! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic PaleoValley
01:12:01
December 30, 2020
MMP Ep 184: Ashley Brown of Routine and Things
In this week’s Modern Mamas Podcast episode, Laura sits down with Ashely Brown. She’s a wife, momma of 2, and creator and owner of Routine and Things, which equips women to consistently live their happiest life using routines. Ashley strongly believes routines are a form of wellness and can be a beautiful springboard for improving your home, yourself, and your life. We dive deep into the ways moms can start, maintain, and enjoy routines to help us flourish! Ashley will also be a special guest in next month’s virtual retreat! Don’t miss this one, friends! Here Ashley online at routineandthings.com  or find her on Instagram!  Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
50:38
December 23, 2020
MMP Ep 183: The Gift of Self Care
This week, Laura and Jess catchup on life updates, share plenty of real talk, give the sweet details about the first ever Modern Mama Box (there are still some left, friends!), chat holiday traditions and more.  Don't miss out! Shop now for The Modern Mama Box! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
01:05:58
December 16, 2020
MMP Ep 182: Talking About Money with Your Tax Coach
In this episode, Jess sits down with Barbara Schreihans of Your Tax Coach,  a tax consulting company. Barbara helps business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals save money in taxes, and can look at a tax return and within seconds, tell you some tax strategies that could save you thousands of dollars per year. We cover how transforming your relationship with money can change your life, and some actionable steps to start reclaiming your relationship with money in a positive way.  Other topics include: what is a money mindset what is abundance vs. scarcity mindset why is talking about money taboo how money can be a wedge in relationships Follow along on Instagram at @yourtaxcoach Check out their website: https://www.yourtaxcoach.biz Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
01:03:45
December 9, 2020
MMP Ep 181: Fitness as Coming Home with Rachel Wakley
This week’s Modern Mamas Podcast episode is an interview with Rachel Wakely. She’s a group fitness instructor and personal trainer from San Luis Obispo on a mission to empower womxn through fitness. She’s tired of fitness being a space of punishment and shares in this episode about her work to make fitness a space where we can celebrate our bodies, allowing fitness to be the ultimate expression of self love. Laura and Rachel chat all about the ways womxn can become more confident, take more risks, and live the life they truly want to live. Find Rachel on Instagram at @rachelwakley and her website: rachelwakley.com Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
50:33
December 2, 2020
MMP Ep 180: Grateful & Thankful
In this episode, Jess and Laura come together for some quick updates, holiday fun, and a whole lot of gratitude. We are forever grateful for this community, for your support, and for the friendships, solidarity, growth, and love that have come from this podcast. We are thankful for YOU! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives! Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley
43:31
November 25, 2020
MMP Ep 179: Mood, Cravings, Stress and Neurotransmitters with Dr. Barter
In this episode, Jess sits down for another episode with Dr. Ann Barter, a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, to chat all about neurotransmitters, specifically dopamine and serotonin.  These two neurochemcials are associated with mood, cravings (sugar and alcohol), disordered eating and the list goes on and on.  This is an incredible topic, especially right now considering that many people are experiencing chronic stress on a daily basis right now.  Come learn how these neurotransmitters can be affecting your whole life! We'll be exploring: what are neurotransmitters learn about the two big neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin How are our health and lifestyles affected by Neurotransmitters What can we do in our lives to optimize their intended affects How the current global pandemic affecting neurotransmitters Find Dr. Barter @altfammed Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Connect with us on Instagram at @modern