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MMP Ep. 81: Catchup and New Years Reflections

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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 @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives!
01:04:26
November 18, 2020
MMP Ep 178: Vulnerable Straight Outta' the Gate
In this week’s episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit down for a candid catchup. We jump into the real and raw FAST, sharing life updates, emotional processing, and tough love. We hope you’ll tune in. Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals Four Sigmatic PaleoValley Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives!
51:17
November 11, 2020
MMP Ep 177: Lori Epting - From Chaos to Connection
This week, Laura sits down with Lori Epting, licensed clinical mental health counselor and author of From Chaos to Connection: A Marriage Counselor's Candid Guide for the Modern Couple. She specializes in marriages and relationships, and brings so much wisdom to this episode, including some tips and tools that might not be what you expect. We could all use practical tips and realistic expectations to help our relationships through all seasons. We are grateful for Lori and this important conversation helping to de-stygmatize therapy and relationship struggles because we all have them. Learn more on Lori’s website at https://www.loriepting.com/ Connect with Lori on Instagram at @loriepting Thank you to our Sponsors; use code modernmamas for 15% off! Beekeeper's Naturals  Four Sigmatic Paleovalley Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives!
56:21
November 4, 2020
MMP Ep 176: Ethical and Sustainable Fashion with Mackenzie Neally
In this episode, Jess sits down with Mackenzie Neally of the Enlighten Me podcast to chat all about the basics of ethical clothing production and making it as accessible as possible.  We’ll be talking transparent manufacturing, environmental sustainability, fashion waste, natural vs. synthetic fibers, being ethical at home, and more!  Come listen and learn all about: Fast fashion vs. slow fashion What makes clothing ethical/sustainable What is fashion waste top tips for transitioning to ethical and sustainable clothing in your own home Ethical brands to buy new from Tips to buying second hand clothing Connect with Mackenzie on IG @theheartfelthippie 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 Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join our Patreon community for behind the scenes exclusives!
01:23:51
October 28, 2020
MMP Ep 175: Year of the Menstrual Cycle
In this week’s episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and I sit down for another catchup, and I spill all the juice details of this move, how we’re settling in, school for Evie, the return of my fifth vital sign, what’s next for us, and more. Jess dives into her latest life updates, including some big steps she’s taking for her health. We hope you’ll tune in! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
52:54
October 21, 2020
MMP Ep 174: Michelle Tagge on Postpartum Nourishment - Body & Soul
In this episode, Laura sits down with Michelle Tagge, NTP, mama of two, voice behind the Nourished and Nurturing Podcast, and co-author of the Postpartum Guide.  They talk all things nourishment and self care postpartum, setting mamas up to thrive in those weeks after baby, experiencing postpartum during Covid quarantine, and so. much. more. Michelle is a wealth of knowledge and her approach is such a breath of fresh air. We hope you'll tune in! Find Michelle's Postpartum Guide HERE. Tune into the Nourished & Nurturing Podcast HERE. Thank you to our Sponsor! Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
52:26
October 14, 2020
MMP Ep 173: Normalizing Different with Melissa Guevara
In this episode, Jess sits down with her Melissa Guevara, a good friend and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, BIRTHFIT for Everyone. Melissa not only has a master's degrees in Early Childhood Special Education and Administrative Services, but also works as a Special Education Administrator all while raising her incredible three-year old autistic son. In this episode we get to talk about: How her journey thus far as a parent with an autistic son has changed her perspective on parenting and teaching Why Equal access and normalizing “different” is so deeply important and how the greatest challenge of the disabled community is society itself Her work in the birth world and the intersectionality of her advocacy for disability and maternal rights and so so much more! Follow along on Instagram at @melissa.a.guevara  and @birthfitforeveryone_nonprofit Check out the website: Nonprofit.birthfit.com Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:14:06
October 7, 2020
MMP Ep 172: Waiting Place
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for another much needed catchup episode. Laura shares the latest updates on what's become a post-evacuation complicated move and the challenges, heartache, and hope that have come with it. And Jess dives deeper into life in the midsts of transitioning the kiddos back to school and the complicated feelings that come with that. Tune in for life updates, feeling updates, community updates and so much more. We also announce a fun monthly GIVEAWAY! We hope you'll tune in, and we'd love to hear from you! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Shop 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas
50:31
September 30, 2020
MMP Ep 171: Christine Platt of The Afrominimalist
In this week’s episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Platt of the Afrominimalist. Christine Platt is a literacy advocate and passionate activist for social justice and policy reform. A believer in the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, Christine’s literature centers on teaching race, equity, diversity and inclusion to people of all ages. On top of her work as an author (Evie’s favorite, by the way), Christine currently serves as the Managing Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. This episode dives deep into her story, her work, and the profound ways she’s inspiring change. Friends, this episode is a powerful one not to be missed. I hope you’ll tune in! Follow along on Instagram at @afrominimalist Check out their website: https://theafrominimalist.co 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
55:29
September 23, 2020
MMP Ep 170: Conscious Parenting with Katherine Winter-Sellery
In this episode, Jess sits down with Katherine Winter-Sellery. the CEO of the Conscious Parenting Revolution and creator of the Guidance Approach to Parenting.  Her work dives into everything from conflict-resolution skills to communicating more effectively with children and adults. My talk with Katherine couldn't have come at a better time amidst all of the challenges of parenting during a global pandemic, and we chat how to minimize misunderstandings and melt-downs, and communicate with more collaboration, cooperation and consideration. Follow along on Instagram at @katherinewintersellery Check out their website: www.Consciousparenting.com Free Ebook: Seven Strategies to Keep your relationship with your kids from hitting the boiling point Conscious Parenting Class on September 28th - use MODERNMAMAS20 for 20% off! 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:07:23
September 16, 2020
MMP Ep 169: What is life? Take two.
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for another much needed catchup episode. Laura shares all of the details about wildfire evacuations, being forced back on the road, and the processing that's gone along with it. And Jess dives deeper into life in the midsts of distance learning and entrepreneur life. That, and so much more. We hope you'll tune in, and we'd love to hear from you! Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas
57:39
September 9, 2020
MMP Ep 168: Dr. Lindsay Mumma on Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy & Postpartum
In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with great friend and brilliant human, Dr. Lindsay Mumma. Lindsay is a wife, mother, and chiropractor with a background in rehab and performance that she applies to caring primarily for pregnant and postpartum patients. She is adamant about respect, values intentional communication, believes that truly anything is possible, and asks more questions than has answers. In this episode we cover all of the above and more, and we hope you’ll tune in! Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas
57:05
September 2, 2020
MMP Ep 167: Understanding Toxic Mold Exposure with Dr. Ann- Marie Barter
In this episode, Jess sits down with chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Ann- Marie Barter to deep dive into all things mold exposure.  Mold is such a fascinating topic to explore in regards to how it can affect our health, and most people are unaware of its potential long and short term effects!  In this episode we dive into: what is mold and different types how do test for mold how to address mold exposure signs and symptoms of mold exposure and so much more! This was honestly one of the most eye-opening episodes I've recorded, and I hope that it brings so much value to you on your health journey! Find Dr. Barter online at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Podcast 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Get 50% off your first order at HIYA with code: modernmamas
01:13:40
August 26, 2020
MMP Ep 166: What is Life?
Join Jess and Laura this week for a post-Virtual Retreat catchup for reflections on an incredible weekend of connection, solidarity, sharing, and learning. They also dive deep into the highs and real life struggles of life right now that so many can relate to. We're so grateful for this community. We'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts, feels, highs, and/or lows on this week's Instagram post. We love you, fam! Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas
49:31
August 19, 2020
MMP Ep 165: Stephanie Young on Raising a Child Who’s “Differently Wired”
This week, Laura sits down for a chat with Stephanie Young, who shares her beautiful, real, and raw motherhood experience. Like many of us, Steph is working to find the elusive balance between full-time work, young kids, and self care. But for her this also includes navigating the unfamiliar terrain of raising a child who is “differently wired”. Steph’s son, Bailey, was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when he was just turning 3, and after reaching out in hopes of bringing this conversation to the podcast so that more moms might feel solidarity through similar journeys, Steph so graciously and openly agreed to come share her own. Steph is not a trained expert in the field of neurodiversity; she is here to share her empowering and ever so real story and offer her perspective to help others who may feel lonely in this experience. This podcast is a safe space to share, and I have found that the most learning and solidarity comes from real mamas sharing real stories. We are in this together. Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas
53:55
August 12, 2020
MMP Ep 164: Tracy Wilson of The Melanated Mom Podcast
In this episode, Jess sits down with Tracy Wilson, the host of the Melanated Mom Podcast to talk about the concepts of anti-racism, allyship, and how we can begin to change the world in our hearts and homes, starting with our children. This is a hard and necessary conversation that just begins to scratch the surface of how we live with unconscious bias, how we can participate in overt and cover racism, and what it's like to be a Black mother in the world today.  This was one of the most important topics we've ever covered on the podcast, and we would be honored if you tuned in to hear Tracy's wise and truthful words. Find Tracy on IG @melanatedmompodcast The Melanted Mom Podcast Support Tracy's work through: Patreon Venmo @tracy-wilson-11 Cashapp ($geeweezy707) 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:10:18
August 5, 2020
MMP Ep 163: Catchup - Nurse Her 'Til She's 17
This week, Jess and Laura sit down for another catchup episode. Tune in for life updates, more projects we're excited about, and real talk around parenting, feeling the feels, and holding space. We also make some pretty awesome announcements, and we can’t wait to share! We are so grateful for this community, the safe space to share, and your open hearts and open minds. Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas
57:14
July 29, 2020
MMP Episode 162: Blood Sugar Regulation and Fertility - Part Two with Erin Simas
In this episode, Jess sits down with Erin Simas, registered nurse, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and creator of the Blood Sugar Balancing Method to chat why your blood sugar may be wrecking havoc on your health!  Blood sugar dysfunction can show up anytime and in a variety of different ways - affecting your energy, hormonal, or sleep issues in addition to so many other things!  In this Part Two  episode, we touch really dive into how blood sugar dysregulation can affect fertility and hormones.  It's fascinating that this simple approach to regulating blood sugar can affect our reproductive health in such a profound way. Erin is a Registered Nurse, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, creator of the BSB Method and mom to a one-year-old and three-year-old. She previously worked as a nurse with patients who were suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other neurodegenerative diseases before realizing that she wanted to be able to intervene in people's health journeys much earlier on. This led her to start her own in-person and online nutrition practice. Currently, she works with clients struggling with blood sugar dysfunction that typically shows up as energy, hormonal or sleep issues. She also works with parents of kids who have eczema and are looking to heal it from the inside out, using a natural, root cause approach. Follow along with all Erin shares on Instagram at @thebloodsugarnurse Check out Erin's website: https://www.erinsimas.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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop $15 off your first order at Public Goods with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
55:40
July 22, 2020
MMP Episode 161: Megan Macpherson of Yes God Wellness
In this episode, Laura sits down with Megan Macpherson, a Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness Advocate, Personal Development Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator, Entrepreneur, Mother, Wife, and founder of Yes God Wellness. Megan is passionate about inspiring, educating and empowering people to express their highest potential, and this episode does all of the above.  Tune in for enlightening insights and real talk that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to embrace the brilliance of your being. Megan shares everything from the power of vaginal steaming and the immense importance of womb care, to her work helping women regain fertility by trusting the wisdom of their bodies and manifesting joy and imagination.Don’t miss this one!  Want to join this week for Megan’s Virtual Womb Healing Workshop on 7/20? Register HERE!  www.yesgodwellness.com Connect with Megan on Youtube Find Megan on Instagram Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% of Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Public Goods with code: modernmamas
55:44
July 15, 2020
MMP Episode 160: We're Here For It
This week, Jess and Laura sit down for another catchup episode. Tune in for life updates, projects we're excited about, and real talk around parenting, working, and existing through 2020. We are so grateful for this community, the safe space to share, and your open hearts and open minds. Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Join us 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% of Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Public Goods with code: modernmamas
44:46
July 8, 2020
MMP Episode 159: Kiersten Peterson on adopting Parker Bree
In this episode, Laura sits down for another episode with Kiersten Peterson, of Vibrant Life Army Wife. Kiersten is blessed mama to Parker Bree and four heaven babies and wife to her army husband. She joined us back on episode 35 to share her miscarriage story, and has since adopted her daughter, Parker. In this episode, Kiersten shares her adoption story, and the lessons learned (and those she's still learning) through this life changing experience. Tune in for raw, real, open hearted sharing and growth. We are so grateful that Kiersten shared her journey and heart with us, and we hope you'll tune in. Follow along on Instagram at @vibrantlifearmywife Check out her website: vibrantlifearmywife.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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off PaleoValley with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Public Goods with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
58:46
July 1, 2020
MMP Episode 158: Sustainability and Health Benefits of Responsibly Sourced Seafood with Randy Hartnell
In this episode, Jess sits down with Randy Hartnell, CEO and founder of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, a company that we know and love well!  It was such an honor to have him on to speak on the creation of Vital Choice and the state of sustainability in the seafood industry.  We covered what's going on in the seafood industry to promote environmental sustainability, how to responsibly source your seafood, the difference between farmed vs. wild seafood, the health benefits of regular seafood in your diet, and concerns of purity and contaminants in certain kinds of seafood.  IT WAS MINDBLOWING.  I personally haven't been so enthralled by a topic in a long time!  We have always loved seafood, and after learning more, we make an effort to have some sort of Vital Choice seafood or supplement in our diet multiple times a week! Randy Hartnell is CEO of VitalChoice.com, the leading online seafood company he and his wife Carla founded in 2001. Randy loves helping his customers live healthier lives by providing reliable access to safe, sustainable seafood, and educating them about the far-reaching impact of their seafood choices on our health, society, and the environment. Prior to founding Vital Choice, Randy spent more than twenty years as an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He has a degree in English Literature from UC, Berkeley. His first book, The Seafood Prescription—Live a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life with Nature’s Perfect Food, is due out later this year. He and wife Carla reside in the Pacific Northwest. Follow along on Instagram at @vitalchoice Check out their website: https://www.vitalchoice.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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:00:17
June 24, 2020
MMP Ep 157: Catchup - More is Caught than Taught
This week, Jess and Laura sit down for a much needed catchup episode. Tune in for real, raw reflections and sharing around systemic racism in this country, our own learning, unIearning, and deep work. We also share life updates, an upcoming special birthday, and more plans for the future of this podcast. We are so grateful for this community, and we look forward to growing as a community, fighting for equality for all and sharing a more diverse voice through this podcast. Want to add to the conversation? Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% of PaleoValley with code: modernmamas Join us on Patreon!
01:00:05
June 17, 2020
MMP Ep 156: Dr. Elizabeth Wade on Reproductive Health & Preconception Optimization
In this episode, Laura sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Wade, licensed naturopathic doctor. She has a private practice in Portland, OR and also sees clients virtually from all over the world. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth shares her wisdom regarding reproductive health, offering insight into how our environment impacts health and how both partners' wellness matters when it comes to preconception optimization. She also shares helpful ways to optimize fertility in the months and years prior to TTC to help clean out the body and restore balance in hormones. We hope you enjoy this one, friends! We're so grateful for this community. Connect with Dr. Elizabeth on Instagram: @drelizabethwade Visit her website: drelizabethwade.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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% of Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Join us on Patreon! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
57:24
June 10, 2020
MMP Ep. 155: Breastfeeding and Postpartum Nourishment with Jada Glover
In this episode, Jess sits down with Certified Lactation Counselor, Jada Glover to chat all about breastfeeding!  We chat nourishment for breastfeeding mothers (mind, body, and spirit!) and deep dive into common breastfeeding questions and how to create a support system when you intend to breastfeed!  This episode was so incredible, providing judgement free education on a big postpartum topic.  This is a great episode for anyone intending to breastfeed, or anyone that may be supporting a breastfeeding mama. Jada Glover is a Certified Lactation Counselor and the founder of Lactation Mamas. She specializes in online breastfeeding education and support for prenatal and postpartum mamas. She recognizes everyone’s situation is different and supports all mothers in their breastfeeding journey, from bottle feeding to exclusively nursing, or anywhere in between. Jada developed a passion for breastfeeding education after having her son, Gunnar, and the breastfeeding complications that arose. He is now 1.5 years old, and she continues to nurse him. Jada is on a mission to empower mamas with confidence and knowledge so they too can have a happy and healthy breastfeeding journey! Find Jada at: https://www.lactationmamas.com Take a Free Breastfeeding Class: Discover How to Breastfeed with Ease So You Can Enjoy These Precious Moments with Your Newborn Without the Stress at: https://lactationmamas.com/class/ Follow along on Instagram at @lactationmamas 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:00:47
May 27, 2020
MMP Ep 154: Live from home: retreat Q&A!
Join us for unfiltered real time Q&A during our first ever virtual Modern Mamas Podcast Retreat! We came together virtually for a weekend of connection, solidarity, special guests (huge thank you to Liz Wolfe and Kezia Neusch), flows, and so much love shared. Jess and Laura share real and raw responses to thoughtful questions straight from the virtual retreat attendees themselves. Tune in for tears, strength, growth, and some things never shared before. Want to see more virtual retreats? Have an idea for the next in-person retreat venue? We're here for all of it. Go let us know over 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Join us on Patreon! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:14:05
May 20, 2020
MMP Ep 153: Cycle syncing and taking a break
In this episode, Laura sits down with dear friend and wise mama, Kim Perez. Kim is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, owner of Root and Branch Nutrition, co-host of the Balanced Babes Podcast, and her proudest endeavor, new mom to her baby boy, Henry. This episode dives deep into the immense significance of tuning into the gift of our cycles. Kim shares her wisdom into the ways that we can sync our monthly rhythms, creativity, nutrition, fitness and even intentional rest time throughout the month, embracing the gift that is our fifth vital sign. They also dive deep into how to sync without a period and the ways mamas can reconnect with cycles postpartum. Connect with Kim on Instagram: @rootandbranchnutrition Visit her website: rootandbranchnutrition.com Tune into the Balanced Babes Podcast! (Please hyperlink: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-balanced-babes-podcast/id1474385785) 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Join us on Patreon! Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:01:37
May 13, 2020
MMP Ep 152: What wants to happen
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for another much needed catchup and processing session. We share updates, including how we're finding joy through this season, while still holding space to feel what we need to. We also chat about big upcoming projects, parenting through SIP, (gasp) wanting more kids, and more. We see you, friends, and we're so grateful for the connection we've found here through this uncertain time. Want to share your thoughts, to answer our questions, or just to make a guest (voice) appearance? Send us a voice memo or comment over on Instagram! We're here for you through all of this. 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Paleovalley with code: modernmamas Join us on Patreon! Don't miss our next retreat! Sign up HERE. Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
57:25
May 6, 2020
MMP Ep 151: Navigating Meltdowns with Katie Crosby of Thriving Littles
In this episode, Jess sits down with Katie Crosby of Thriving Littles to talk about meltdowns, and how to use interaction to boost emotional regulation.  In the midst of quarantine, this episode is exactly what every parent needs to recenter and learn practical tips to not only help our kids regulate THEIR emotions during stress, but to help ourselves regulate as well.  Katie is such a calm, reassuring voice of reason, that you'll leave this episode feeling seen, understand, and empowered to come to the intense emotional behaviors of your kids with more ways to connect.  Katie has a beautifully designed course on meltdowns out right now if you want to learn more (see the link below). Katie is founder of Thriving Littles where she consults and guides humans both big and small to support emotional regulation, meaningful daily routines, and caregiver/child match via her occupational therapist lens and personal development journey. Follow along on Instagram at @thrivinglittles Youtube: Thriving Littles Facebook: Thriving Littles Check out her website: www.thrivinglittles.com Meltdowns Course: https://thriving-littles.mykajabi.com/meltdowncourse 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Support the Modern Mamas Podcast on Patreon! Join us for the very first Modern Mamas Virtual Retreat! Here.
01:09:43
April 29, 2020
MMP Ep 150: Do the Thing
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for another quarantine catchup and processing session. We share updates, including the details of Laura's move from the city to the mountains and how Jess is navigating the shift to "home schooling". They also reflect on the growth of the podcast and what it's done in their lives, along with solidarity, love, and real talk regarding this new temporary normal. We also have a big announcement! We're on Patreon and your support means the world to us. Check out our bonus offerings and support this podcast HERE! We see you, friends, and we're so grateful for the connection we've found here through this uncertain time. Want to share your thoughts on anything at all? Send us a voice memo or comment over on Instagram! We're here for you through all of this. 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast Support the Modern Mamas Podcast on Patreon!
01:01:59
April 22, 2020
MMP Ep 149: Holistic Health with Fungi
In this episode, Laura sits down with Danielle Ryan Broida, Registered Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Instructor of Mycology, National Educator of Four Sigmatic, and key player in the worldwide mushroom movement. Danielle is teaching the world about the importance of a life on functional mushrooms, and we are so grateful to get to share her wisdom with all of you. This chat goes far beyond mushrooms, into the importance of tuning in, reducing stress, and supporting ourselves through Covid and far beyond with holistic health and lasting wellness. Enjoy! Follow along on Instagram at @foursigmatic and @danielleryanbroida Check out their website and shop elixirs, adaptogens, and more! 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:02:48
April 15, 2020
MMP Ep 148: Only Feedback
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for a catchup and another serious processing session on all of the chaos and silver linings that are this current season of covid-19. We share solidarity, thoughts on how we're managing through this, how we've both grown and struggled so far, and also some thoughts on how there's going to be a lot of processing to go when we're on the other side of this. We're thankful for a safe space to share, for this community, for the solidarity, and for all of you. Want to share your thoughts? Send us a voice memo or comment over on Instagram! We're here for you through all of this. 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
56:02
April 8, 2020
MMP Ep 147: Healing Hemp from Fe Earth to Body
In this episode, Laura sits down with Shelby Timms and Emily Wiggins of Fe Earth to Body. The founders and hearts of Fe Earth to Body firmly believe in the healing support offered by these organic, biodynamic, sustainable hemp oils. They've created a collection of organic hemp oils that draw on the age-old traditions of homeopathy, Ayurveda, and evolutionary herbalism in order to honor and uphold who you already are. Potentially now more importantly than ever, these healing hemp oils can support our whole body and mind through stressful times. Fe Earth to Body is also donating a 500mg bottle + protective mask to an immunocompromised individual, along with three masks to a healthcare professional for every bottle ordered. Get 15% off your order today with code: radicalroots Follow along on Instagram at @feearthtobody Check out their website: feearthtobody.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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:09:28
April 1, 2020
MMP Ep. 146: Twilight Zone
In this episode, Jess and Laura get together for a catchup and serious processing session on all of the chaos and silver linings that are this current season of covid-19. We share the real, the raw, and secrets we might not have meant to. We're thankful for a safe space to share, for this community, for the solidarity, and for all of you. Want to share your thoughts? Send us a voice memo or comment over on Instagram! We're here for you through all of this. 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 10% off Vital Choice Seafood and Organics with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
58:44
March 25, 2020
MMP Ep 145: Blood Sugar Regulation for Health with Erin Simas
In this episode, Jess sits down with Erin Simas, registered nurse, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and creator of the Blood Sugar Balancing Method to chat why your blood sugar may be wrecking havoc on your health!  Blood sugar dysfunction can show up anytime and in a variety of different ways - affecting your energy, hormonal, or sleep issues in addition to so many other things!  In this Part One episode, we touch on the basics of blood sugar regulation, how your body regulates your food intake, and how it can affect you.  Stay tuned for Part 2 when we take a deeper dive into how it affects fertility! Erin is a Registered Nurse, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, creator of the BSB Method and mom to a one-year-old and three-year-old. She previously worked as a nurse with patients who were suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other neurodegenerative diseases before realizing that she wanted to be able to intervene in people's health journeys much earlier on. This led her to start her own in-person and online nutrition practice. Currently, she works with clients struggling with blood sugar dysfunction that typically shows up as energy, hormonal or sleep issues. She also works with parents of kids who have eczema and are looking to heal it from the inside out, using a natural, root cause approach. Follow along with all Erin shares on Instagram at @thebloodsugarnurse  Check out Erin's website: https://www.erinsimas.com Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 10% off your first order of $100 or more at Vital Choice with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
01:09:37
March 18, 2020
MMP Ep. 144: Moves, changes, and feeling all the feels
In this episode, Jess and Laura finally get together for a quick catchup on all of the amazing life that's happened in the last month!  We talk everything from post-retreat feels, to moving, to exciting audibles with travel and business.  We also hint at a big giveaway coming soon, and put a call out for feedback on upcoming episodes and potential projects.  Lots of energy on this one - we hope you love it! Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
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March 11, 2020
MMP Ep 143: Feather Berkower on Parenting Safe Children
WARNING: This episode touches on potentially triggering topics around sexual assault or abuse, specifically for children. In this episode, Laura sits down with Feather Berkower who shares incredibly important and enlightening insights and tools to keep our children safe. This is an episode everyone should tune into, whether a parent or not. We all love a kid, and this episode will leave you empowered, not afraid, and ready to keep the kiddos in your life safe. She talks about building a prevention team of caregivers, about the 10  body safety rules, and about how to speak to our kids in ways that empower them. Don't miss it! Follow along with all Feather shares on Instagram at @parentingsafechildren Check out her website: http://blog.parentingsafechildren.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 Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
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March 4, 2020
MMP Ep 142: Steph Gaudreau on mindset, fear, the wellness industry and her new book
In this episode, Jess sits down with Steph Gaudreau and we chat her new book, The Core 4 as well as deep dive into EVERYTHING. Literally everything.  We chat change and the fear behind it, we chat mindset, feelings, and behaviors.  We explore what we'd like to change about the health and wellness industry, Steph's biggest struggles, and what really lights her up.  I loved getting to know more about this incredible woman and how she uses her voice for change in an industry that's rampant with misinformation.  We hope you love it! Steph Gaudreau’s mission is to help women create bigger, bolder, fiercer lives — by building health from the inside out. She’s a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, author, strength coach, podcaster, and the creator of the former Stupid Easy Paleo. Steph has written three books. Her newest book The Core 4, is a #1 Amazon best-seller. It shares her Core 4 pillars of health (HarperOne). Her award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge (Page Street Publishing, 2015) and the best-seller The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance (self-published, 2014). Steph has a chart-topping 2x weekly podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, where she talks all things fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans. She’s also the creator of the wildly popular health program, the Core 4 Program, and the Women’s Strength Summit. Steph’s an accomplished strength coach (USA Weightlifting Level 1) and is the creator of fitness programs like Made Strong, Basic Barbell, and Oly Lifting Basics. She coached Olympic weightlifting at CrossFit Fortius in San Diego for 3.5 years and holds numerous CrossFit certifications. In addition, Steph’s an international speaker on the subjects of nutrition and strength training, giving talks at PaleoFX, AHS, and AHS New Zealand. Steph’s been recognized in the media by publications such as Outside Magazine, Triathlete and SELF, has appeared on ESPN Radio, and her blog was named by Greatist as one of its 15 Must-Read Health and Happiness blogs of 2016. She lives in San Diego with her Scottish husband Z and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy stuff, you can find her tending to her garden, standing on the dining room table to get the perfect food photo shot, getting her ass kicked at Brazilian jiu jitsu, and reading about how to be a better human. Follow along with all Steph shares on Instagram at @stephgaudreau Check out the Steph's website: https://www.stephgaudreau.com Purchase The Core 4 HERE. Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas
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February 26, 2020
MMP Ep 141: Laura and Rusty share van life reflections
In this episode, Laura sits down with her husband, Rusty, to reflect on all things van and nomadic living with a toddler for the last 18 months. They dive into the deep, delicious, great, and raw of traveling across the country and living full time in their converted van. What they share might surprise you! Follow along with all their continued adventures: @laura.radicalroots See their favorite stops and watch their youtube channel and (including video of this episode: https://myradicalroots.com/van-adventures/ Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
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February 19, 2020
MMP Ep 140: Austin Retreat Q&A!
In this episode, Laura and Jess sit down with 13 incredible women who came together for the first 2020 Modern Mamas Retreat in Austin, Texas. They reflected on almost 3 years of podcasting and answered real and raw questions. Tune in! This is one you won't want to miss. Have a suggestion for the next retreat location or a guest you'd love to hear from? Let us know 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 Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
58:20
February 12, 2020
MMP Ep 139: Eliza Parker on Toddler behavior
In this episode: toddlers demystified! Laura sits down for another awesome episode with Eliza Parker, certified Aware Parenting Instructor, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, and trained Feldenkrais® practitioner. Eliza respects babies (and toddlers) as whole people who enter the world knowing how to communicate, learn, and self-heal within relationship. Her Conscious Baby practice employs unique approaches to non-cry-it-out sleep, baby-led “I can do it myself” milestone development, and healing birth trauma, as well as attunement to non-verbal cues and crying. Eliza’s life-changing perspectives and respectful solutions toward common parenting questions transcend “typical” parenting advice, and today we talk all about toddlers. You'll takeaway awesome tips on toddler behavior, from sleep and food pickiness to communication and big feelings. Don't miss it! Join Eliza's Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/consciousbaby/ More on sleep: https://www.consciousbaby.com/sleep Toddler insights: https://www.consciousbaby.com/toddler-sleep/ Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
58:34
February 5, 2020
MMP Ep 138: Potty Party
In this episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another catchup episode. It's been a while since we just sat down to just shoot the sh*t, and this is a fun one. Enjoy current thoughts on social media, updates on some big life transitions for both Laura and Jess, and even a cameo from Evie. We are so grateful for such a safe space to share and for this incredible community. Thank you to our Sponsors! Shop 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Shop 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas Connect with us on Instagram at @modernmamaspodcast
54:44
January 29, 2020