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MMP: 124 LIVE from LA at the first ever Modern Mamas Retreat
In this episode, Laura and Jess sit down with the 18 incredible women in this Modern Mamas Community at the first ever Modern Mamas Retreat in Los Angeles, California. They answer questions in-person with tears, laughter, and the real talk that comes from looking each other in the face in real life. The weekend was filled with connection, love, vulnerability, and presence. And this episode is a testament to the experience. Get ready for some real, raw, unscripted conversation and sharing. A huge thanks to our Retreat sponsors: Dry Farm Wines (get a bottle for just a penny) 101 Cider Paleovalley (get 10% off with code: radicalroots) Earthly (From our very own Modern Mama Rochelle) Serenity Kids Birch Benders Primally Pure (get 15% off with code: modernmamas) Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Get 20% off COMRAD Compression Socks with code: modern mamas Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website (coming soon) – https://www.jessgaertner.com
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October 23, 2019
MMP Ep. 123: Maris Young: Community, Solidarity, and the Fabric of Womanhood
In this episode, Laura sits down with Maris Young of Young Honest Mother to REAL TALK all things life, motherhood, entrepreneurship, and communal living. Maris is a wife and mother who craves authentic connection. She created Young Honest Mother to bear the torch for conversations surrounding all things marriage, motherhood and modern home economics. In all honesty. Unnerved by the unspoken, Maris offers a welcoming space for people to share what their experiences have really been like. As well as sharing thought-provoking blog posts about meaningful topics, Maris also hosts Young Honest Mother: The Podcast to feature heart-to-heart conversations with everyday women who are courageous enough to share their own stories. She also chats with industry truth-tellers far and wide who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is. Maris sets out to inspire and empower others to start honest dialogues in their own communities. Links and Such: Find Maris on Instagram: @younghonestmother Young Honest Motherhood website Young Honest Motherhood Podcast The Art of Gathering by Pria Parker Episode 104: Caitlyn Collins on the revolution needed to Make Motherhood Work The Montessori Toddler @the.holistic.psychologist Maris’ post: Re-parenting my inner two-year-old Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Get 20% off COMRAD Compression Socks with code: modern mamas Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website (coming soon) – https://www.jessgaertner.com
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October 16, 2019
MMP Ep. 122: A Gentle Unplanned C-Section Listener Birth Story
**TRIGGER WARNING: This episode shares birth details that may be triggering for some people. Please be advised prior to listening that this may contain sensitive information.** In this episode, Jess sits down with Emily Bulthuis, a listener, licensed clinical social worker, and first time mama.  Emily shares her pregnancy journey, labor and delivery story, and postpartum healing with us, and we are so grateful for her story!  She openly and honestly discusses her birth preparation, her mindset around undergoing an unplanned cesarean section, and how she has both physically and emotionally worked through the healing process of her birth story.  We are honored to hold the space for her to share, and hope that her story can resonate with anyone who has been through a similar experience, or who is currently expecting and planning for birth. Emily Bulthuis is a licensed independent clinical social worker providing psychotherapy services in the Twin Cities metro area. With an approach rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and mindfulness, Emily assists her patients in cultivating self-efficacy, personal awareness and wellness. Her areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and women's health issues, including pregnancy, postpartum, fertility issues, and infant loss. Emily also serves as Board President for the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Emily loves her two black labs, podcasts, cycling, tacos, and her family. Emily believes in every woman's ability to find power in her birth story, and is passionate about helping women access the support and inner strength needed to live their fullest lives. Links and Such: Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Get 20% off COMRAD Compression Socks with code: modern mamas Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – http://holdthespacewellness.com/
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October 9, 2019
MMP Ep. 121: What will be, will be
In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down IN PERSON for a super fun catch-up. Laura updates everyone on the current van-life situation and her desires for the future. Jess talks about her new found love of street parking and the difficult necessity of setting healthy boundaries. We dive into some rapid-fire listener questions (as rapid as we can). If you love this one, let us know over on Instagram! We are so grateful for all of you. Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
1:05:08
October 2, 2019
MMP Ep. 120: Tricia Huffman of Your Joyologist on guilt, shame, and choosing joy
In this episode, Jess sits down with Tricia Huffman aka Your Joyologist to chat about real life.  Not just being joyful, but how to chase it, find it, and choose it, even when life doesn't quite go your way.  We not only talk about joy, but we talk about dealing with feelings of guilt and shame, and how we have the power to feel, examine, and move forward through those feelings to grow.  This episode is for everyone, but we also tackle some specific topics like the pervasive concept of "mom guilt" that so many women encounter through the motherhood transition. Tricia is such a shining light on social media! She urges you to claim your joy and own who you are every single day via her empowering social media presence, Claim it! Podcast, youtube series, affirmation based product line, daily inspiration APP and everything she does.  She is a rock and roll roadie at heart and by first career who specializes on working with those in the public eye to keep them in integrity with who they want to be in the world and for themselves. She is also a mother to two toddler girls, Zia and Arrow.  Links and Such:   Follow @yourjoyologist on Instagram.  Learn more about Tricia and her offerings here: yourjoyologist.com  Listen to the Claim It! Podcast HERE.  Visit Your Joyologist shop HERE.   Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
1:10:17
September 25, 2019
MMP Ep. 119: Bostyn's story
“WARNING: 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, loving community and for Sydelle for sharing Bostyn’s story.”  In this episode, Laura sits down with Sydelle Tungsvik for an incredibly important, moving, inspiring, but also inexplicably hard episode. Sydelle shares the story of her daughter Bostyn's birth. Bostyn was born still at 38 weeks, and it is an honor to share her story, the immeasurable impact she's had on her parents' lives, and the many ways she lives on in light through her parents and the work Sydelle is doing with The Baby Steps Foundation to speak openly about Bostyn and connect with other mamas who've experienced the heartache of loss.  This is an episode we all need to hear. 1 in 160 mothers experience a birth of a still baby, and this conversation and the support for these mamas isn't what it needs to be. Thank you for listening, for supporting, for loving like this community does best. We are so grateful to Sydelle for sharing Bostyn's story and for all of you. Sydelle is a pediatric nurse and wife to Jt who is a police officer in our home city. They were both born and raised in the PNW. Their world has been flipped upside down after their daughter Bostyn died at 38 weeks from a true knot in her cord in February. Since then she has been trying to figure out how to make sense in life all while honoring her daughter.  Links and Such: Follow @sydelle_t and @raysandrainbows on Instagram.  Learn more about the Baby Steps Foundation: babystepsfoundation.org  Grab your own Bostyns Beads: bostynsbeads.com  Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
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September 18, 2019
MMP Ep. 118: Danielle Ryan Broida of Four Sigmatic on the Superpowers of Mushrooms
In this episode, Laura sits down with Danielle Ryan Broida, Regstered Herbalist (AHG) and Holistic Nutritionist, who is the National Educator at Four Sigmatic. As you know, we've been working with Four Sigmatic for a long time now and believe strongly in the incredibly effectiveness of their mushroom elixirs. Now, Danielle is here to share everything you could want to know about harnessing the powers of the mushroom kingdom. She shares her passion for our mushroom friends, tells her story, and answers your questions about this serious super kingdom. Don't miss it! Registered Herbalist (AHG) and Holistic Nutritionist, Danielle has found her calling as an Instructor of Mycology at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, and National Educator at Four Sigmatic. Danielle brings her passion and expertise in herbal medicine, clinical practice, teaching, formulation, and her deep love for fungi, to the Everyday Magic™ of Four Sigmatic.  Links and Such: Follow @danielleryanbroida and @foursigmatic on Instagram.  Order your magical mushrooms from (https://us.foursigmatic.com)  Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
51:58
September 11, 2019
MMP Ep. 117: Sitting at the Door
In this episode, Jess and Laura catchup on life, motherhood, and the importance of showing up for the ones we love even when it's HARD. This episode takes a deep turn, and we hope it might be as cathartic for you as it was for both of us. We also chat about finding our own rhythms, prioritizing and compartmentalizing self care, family life and work. If you love this one, let us know over on Instagram! We are so grateful for all of you.  Links and Such: Register for the Modern Mamas Retreat HERE!  Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
1:05:01
September 4, 2019
MMP Ep. 116: Juli Bauer of Paleomg on the decision not to have kids
In this episode, Jess sits down with Juli Bauer of Paleomg, to chat one of our most requested topics - the decision to not have children.  While many of our listeners are mamas or mamas to be, we have so many men and women following along who are still investigating the idea of motherhood, and it's important for us to honor that journey as an integral piece of our community!  Juli shares her personal story, including how and why she arrived at her current decision, the conversation she had with her partner, how she navigates her friendships with the mamas in her life, managing societal expectations and so much more.  She brings her classic humor, wit, and honesty to the table, and we are so excited to share this important episode with you all! Juli Bauer is a wife and mama to french bulldog Jackson. Juli is the founder and owner of the blog PaleOMG, which has over 650 paleo friendly recipes. She’s a fashion icon with regular weekly fashion posts, workouts and travel tips.  Juli is a New York Times’ bestselling author including, The Paleo Kitchen and Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook.  Links and Such:  Follow @paleomg on Instagram.  Connect with Juli on her website (www.paleomg.com)  Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us: Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots Jess – @jess.holdthespace Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
57:09
August 28, 2019
MMP Ep. 115: Kaylyn Easton on Sex and Intimacy in the Postpartum Period
In this episode, Laura sits down with Kaylyn Easton, founder of Chiavaye, to chat all things sex and intimacy in the postpartum period and beyond. She answers listener questions, and both Laura and Kaylyn share experiences and slowly but surely work to break down the taboos around this incredibly important conversation. Don't miss it! Kaylyn is a former broadcast journalist, turned marketing exec, turned entrepreneur. Her personal, ongoing struggle with stage four endometriosis and open conversations she shared with real women discussing real sexual health concerns inspired Kaylyn to found Chiavaye {key-a-vay}, an all-natural, hypoallergenic, vegan personal moisturizer and lubricant tailored specifically to women facing healthcare challenges. The synthetic-free product has also been widely adopted by the holistic health community. While Easton works daily to bring the business of Chiavaye to international markets, she is a passionate thought-leader, working to drive a comfortable conversation about personal care, largely based on her own health journey, and inspire mothers to serve a more powerful, transparent role in educating their daughters on sexual health. Links and Such:  Follow @kaylyneaston and @chiavaye on Instagram. Connect with Kaylyn on her website (www.chiavaye.com) Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
41:37
August 21, 2019
MMP Ep. 114: Modern Mamas Retreat Details, Disconnecting Dichotomy, and Camping Adventures
In this episode, Jess and Laura give all the juicy Modern Mamas Retreat details and catch up on the latest life happenings, including some epic camping experiences and what it's been like to navigate disconnecting when our work is all online. Enjoy!! Links and Such:  Register for the Modern Mamas Retreat HERE! Have Baby Will Camp post Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
1:07:07
August 14, 2019
MMP Ep. 113: Adrenal Fatigue in Motherhood with Caroline Potter
In this episode, Jess sits down with Caroline Potter, NTP to chat all things adrenal fatigue.  Not only do we dive into what adrenal fatigue is, how to determine if you might have it, and easy, simple, doable action to support your body through it, but we also answer YOUR listener questions about it as well!  This episode thinks about adrenal fatigue outside of the traditional box, and focuses on how many women may be struggling through this condition postpartum and throughout the motherhood journey.  Caroline shares her story, and how she's come out of the "fog" during her first postpartum period.  It's a good one you guys. Caroline Potter is wife, mama and the voice behind the brand Flourish (www.flourish-living.com) where she encourages women to cultivate conscious living, balance grace with gumption and make small changes to have a big impact on their health, joy and energy! Caroline is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and author of the cookbook, All American Paleo Table. Links and Such:  Follow @caroline__potter on Instagram. Connect with Caroline on her website (www.flourish-living.com) Click HERE to become part of the adrenal collective, and deep dive into your health. Click HERE for Caroline's FREE guide to overcoming adrenal fatigue naturally. Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
1:15:52
August 7, 2019
MMP Ep. 112: Retreat details, Q&A, and Motherhood real talk
In this Q&A catchup episode, we share more details about our upcoming Modern Mamas Retreat in Santa Barbara, answer your questions as rapid-fire as we can, which isn't that rapid in reality, and wrap with some serious motherhood real talk. Want to join us in Santa Barbara? Stay tuned for registration details coming this week! And let us know in comments here or over on Instagram. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Community, friends. We are so grateful. Links and Such:  Harry Potter Illustrated Books Gruffalo Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Everyone Poops Elephant and Piggy The Awakened Family All About Sleep (episode 16) Working Modern Mama (episode 38) Mom Guilt (episode 31) Want to come on our first ever retreat? Planning is in progress. Let us know in the Instagrampost for episode! Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
1:10:02
July 31, 2019
MMP Ep. 111: The Period Repair Manual with Dr. Lara Briden
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Lara Briden to chat about her incredible book, The Period Repair Manual, and answer ALL the listener questions! Not only do we deep dive into women's hormonal health, but we chat fertility, what's ACTUALLY happening during your cycle, hormonal acne, irregular periods, PCOS and SO.MUCH. MORE.  This quick episode is basically a crash course in healthy cycles and it's one you will LOVE. Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods.  Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.  Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.  Lara divides her time between Christchurch, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, where she has her consulting rooms. She's helped thousands of women find relief for period problems such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause. Links and Such:  Follow @larabriden on Instagram. Find Dr. Briden's book The Period Repair Manual HERE. Vist https://www.larabriden.com to learn more! Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
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July 24, 2019
MMP Ep. 110: Denise Wiesner on sex talk and conceiving with love
In this episode, Laura sits down with Denise Wiesner to talk about intimacy, conception, fertility, and breaking down taboos around sex talk! She shares her many experiences with couple who after years of fertility struggles, were able to conceive through refocusing on intimacy and connection. She also shares many actionable tips we can all benefit from right now to bring intimacy and love back to our own lives. Don't miss this one! Let's talk about SEX. Denise Wiesner is a Traditional Chinese medicine specialist and Author of the upcoming book , “Conceiving with Love.”   Wiesner shares how her multi-faceted approach, culled over 25 years of practice and including yoga, acupuncture and Tantra, has helped thousands of couples reconnect and ultimately conceive. Her methods have been proven for couples using both Western medicine, and those trying to conceive naturally. Wiesner uses acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle suggestions when she works with patients in person, and counsels patients worldwide to improve their fertility. Links and Such:  Follow @denisewiesnerlacon Instagram. Find Denise's Book Conceiving with Love HERE Vist https://www.denisewiesner.com/moreto learn more! Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ 
46:55
July 17, 2019
MMP Ep. 109: Big announcements: bad news, good news, and life updates
In this episode, we share some big announcements including some bad news, followed by some really exciting news: we're hosting our first ever Modern Mamas Retreat in sunny Santa Barbara California in October! Who's in?? Tune in and let us know in comments over on Instagram. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Community. Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
48:08
July 10, 2019
MMP Ep. 108: All about the Enneagram with Beth McCord
In this episode, Jess sits down with Enneagram expert, Beth McCord to chat ALL things Enneagram.  This is the perfect introductory episode to understanding what the Enneagram is, how it can be a powerful tool for self-awareness, relationship transformation, growth and development.  We chat through all the numbers, and helpful tips on how to discover who YOU are.  We even chat about how learning and knowing yourself and your partners, friends, children, etc. can transform the way you connect in your life with others, and allow you to move through the world with more compassion.  Jess loved this episode so much, she is know working through Beth's coaching course - so you know it's a good one! Your Enneagram Coach was founded by Beth McCord, an Enneagram speaker, coach and teacher for over 15 years. Beth is passionate about coming alongside individuals and helping them re-write their story, allowing them to see that lasting change, meaningful relationships, and a life of deep purpose is possible. This passion is what drove her to create this community, a safe place for individuals to explore the Enneagram. Links and Such:  Follow @yourenneagramcoach on Instagram. Visit  https://www.yourenneagramcoach.com to learn more! Use the code DISCOVERINGYOU for 50% off the Discovering You Course! Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Get 15% off all Four Sigmatic superfood mushroom products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off all Beekeeper's Naturals superfood bee products with code: modernmamas
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July 3, 2019
MMP Ep. 107: All About Cycle Syncing with Zesty Ginger
In this episode, Jess sits down with Megan and Alex of Zesty Ginger to chat all things cycle syncing!  This episode is full of amazing insight into what's happening during a woman's cycle, how to work WITH not against your cycle, and to embrace the natural rhythms, strengths, and needs of our feminine cycles.  We chat about how you can adjust your movement, foods, tasks and supplements to feel your best, and work with your energy at every phase of the cycle.  You will absolutely be blown away by this episode! Alex (M.D.) and Megan (Health Coach & Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner) work with pre-menopausal women in an online group format.  We focus on balancing hormones and supporting detoxification by teaching women to use the phases of their menstrual cycles to their advantage.  The natural ebb and flow that happens to our hormones, organ systems, and bodies overall as women is there to renew and strengthen us. When we work with the natural cycles of our bodies, we allow ourselves to heal and recover on a level that few of us ever reach when we operate within the “rules” of the hectic modern world. Even the alternative medicine world has lost its connection to how the female body operates. Most protocols and health programs out there show no regard for the cycles that govern the flow of our bodies as women. By focusing on different activities, elixirs, foods and rituals each week of your cycle we can help the body to detoxify naturally.  Download their guide to cycle syncing HERE.   Join the PMS Project HERE and get 20% off your enrollment fee by using the code MODERNMAMAS. Follow @zesty_ginger on Instagram.  Visit www.zestyginger.com for more! Join us in Costa Rica! Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
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June 26, 2019
MMP Ep. 106: Catchup on listener love and deep reflections
In this episode, we catch up on life's latest updates and dive deep into reflections after some very moving listener reviews. Laura updates on her latest van adventures and the reality of life with an almost two-year-old. Jess shares the latest in health, fitness, and empowerment. And we connect as usual in the midsts of the crazy fullness that is life. We are SO grateful that you are here, listening, and supporting this passion project of ours. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Community. Join us in Costa Rica! Get 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas Get 15% off Four Sigmatic products with code: modernmamas  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
52:37
June 19, 2019
MMP Ep. 105: Listener Melissa Nicolai guides us on how to create your own organic home garden
In this episode, Jess sits down with listener Melissa Nicolai, a budding novice organic gardener to chat all about how to create your own organic home garden from a layman's perspective.  This episode is incredibly relatable, and a must for anyone dipping their toe into the topic of growing their own food.  We not only cover doable, easy, actionable steps to create your own garden, but we delve into deeper topics concerning conventional gardening and farming, the overuse of glyphosate, and the larger global impact of growing your own food. Melissa Nicolai lives in Southern California with her husband, Blake and 13 month old daughter Abigail.  In an effort to holistically address some health concerns she began examining many areas of her life and discovered that one of the biggest ways to impact her health was making some adjustments to what she was eating. After reading Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson she told her husband that she wanted to start an organic garden in the backyard and start growing her own food. Links and Such:  Find Melissa on Instagram @rooted.in.grace  Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog Eating on the Wild Side  The Old Farmer's Almanac 2019 Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Support the podcast by shopping our favorite products! 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas 15% off Four Sigmatic mushroom elixirs with code: modernmamas
1:18:52
June 12, 2019
MMP Ep. 104: Caitlyn Collins on the revolution needed to Make Motherhood Work
In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. We deep dive into her research examining the production and consequences of social inequality in the US. There were tears, goosebumps, anger, and so so much enlightenment. This is a conversation EVERYONE should hear, eliciting emotions that will create change. Don't miss it, friends! And please spread the word. Caitlyn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines the production and consequences of social inequality. Caitlyn uses qualitative methods to understand gender inequality in the workplace and in family life. Her current project is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These four countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling work-family conflict. She examines how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in these countries. Her book based on this research called Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving was recently published by Princeton University Press. Caitlyn is a 2019 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar (Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) and a 2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow. She earned her PhD in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin and her BA in Sociology from Whitman College. Her research is supported by organizations including the National Science Foundation, American Association of University Women, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Swedish Council of America. Links and Such:  Caitlyn's website: https://caitlyncollins.com/ Find Caitlyn on twitter: @caitymcollins Caitlyn’s op-ed in the New York Times: The Real Mommy War is Against the State Find Caitlyn's book HERE Find her Slate Photo Essay: Americans Love Seeing Swedish Dads Out With Their Kids (This is a Problem) HERE Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Support the podcast by shopping our favorite products! 15% off Beekeeper's Naturals products with code: modernmamas 15% off Four Sigmatic mushroom elixirs with code: modernmamas
47:46
June 5, 2019
MMP Ep. 103: Van Life Recap, Mother's Day Musings, and Health Updates
In this episode, we go long on life's latest happenings.  Laura gets a chance to process her cross country van trek so far, and shares her biggest revelations and favorite places from the trip.  Jess gets emotional about Mother's Day and the bittersweet nature of it all, as well as gives an update on some health issues.  This is a good ol' fashioned reconnection - heart pouring, tears present, and so VERY Laura and Jess. Don't miss it, friends! We are so grateful for you.  Links and Such:  Join us in Costa Rica! Mustache Mesa Podcast Van YouTube channelO Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Sponsors: Grab your favorite Beekeeper's Naturals' products HERE.  You can get 15% off and support the podcast with the code: modernmamas. Stay buzzin' friends! Don't forget, we've also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming! Any thoughts or comments? Leave them below. We love hearing from you. Please subscribe, rate, and review! We're so glad to have you as a part of our community!
1:09:47
May 29, 2019
MMP Ep. 102: All About Mental Health Strategies with Shelby Leppin
In this episode, Jess sits down for a chat with Shelby Leppin MSN, RN, PMHNP to discuss strategies around mental health. We go deep into the stigma around mental healthcare, medication, and the increased presence of illness like anxiety and depression.  We chat about mental health throughout the motherhood transition, actionable steps to take in order to support yourself, and everything in between.  This is a GOOD one you guys. Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Shelby has a Master's degree in nursing with a specialty in mental health. She works as a nurse practitioner treating patients with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders from a holistic perspective.  She also runs a wellness business at shelbyleppin.com in which she empowers individuals to take charge of their health. She's married with 5 children ages 10 (twins), 9, 7, and 1.  Links and Such:  Shelby's website: www.shelbyleppin.com Find Shelby on Instagram HERE.  Find a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner near you HERE.  Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Grab your favorite Beekeeper's Naturals' products HERE.  You can get 15% off and support the podcast with the code: modernmamas. Stay buzzin' friends! Don’t forget, we’ve also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming!
1:05:05
May 22, 2019
MMP Ep 101: Carly Stein of Beekeeper’s Naturals on the magic of bees
In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Carly, founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals. Carly shares all the details behind her entrepreneurial journey, from Goldman Sachs to harnessing the magic of bees. She also shares the nitty gritty into why bee products are so powerful, how they changed her health, and what we can use them for to improve daily quality of life and overall holistic health. Don’t miss this one! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! As founder and CEO of the wellness brand Beekeeper’s Naturals, Carly’s mission is to improve the health of humans and bees alike, which is why she left her job on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs to launch Beekeeper’s Naturals full-time in 2016. Beekeeper’s Naturals is an innovative wellness company developing nutraceutical products from healing plant-based ingredients and the powerful hive superfoods—like royal jelly, propolis, and bee pollen. Carly and her team use scientific rigor to craft all-natural products that deliver powerful and effective solutions to everyday health issues—like brain fog, stress support, and immunity.            As a beekeeper and a tireless advocate for the preservation of the waning global bee population, Carly is dedicated to using her company as a platform to make a difference and raise awareness for the bee cause. Carly was recently recognized as a game-changing entrepreneur on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.   Links and Such:  Beekeeper’s Naturals’ website*: www.beekeepersnaturals.com/modernmamas *Get 15% off and support the podcast with code: modernmamas Beekeeper’s Naturals on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beekeepers_naturals/ Beekeeper’s Naturals on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeekeepersNaturals/ Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ Don’t forget, we’ve also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming!
50:22
May 15, 2019
MMP Ep 100: Celebrations, Updates, and Rapid Fire Q&A from Austin!
In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down IN PERSON for a very very special 100th episode coming at you from our weekend spent connecting, exploring, and enjoying each other in Austin, Texas! We offer very important updates you won't hear anywhere else, give a rundown of Paleofx, including some things that might be a little controversial, and answer your questions, which cover everything from keeping sex alive in our relationships to our biggest dreams for this podcast. Don't miss it, friends! We are so grateful for you.  Links and Such:  Join us in Costa Rica! Bonafide Provisions Wild Zora Wylde chicken chips Lavva yogurt  Us Wellness Meats  Outward Bound  Gorgia Grinders  Pink Stork YouTube Van Adventures: Sex and Climate Control Enneagram Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ Don't forget, we've also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming! Any thoughts or comments? Leave them below. We love hearing from you. Please subscribe, rate, and review! We're so glad to have you as a part of our community!
1:02:51
May 8, 2019
MMP Ep. 99: Positivity, Joy, Life Lessons, and Listener Questions with Cassy Joy Garcia
In this episode, Jess sits down with the effervescent Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed & Fit to chat ALL THE THINGS.  We last had Cassy on when she was pregnant with her daughter Graysen, and now that little peanut is over a year old!  We catch up with Cassy, chat how she balances serious work and motherhood, how she prioritizes the health of her and her family without guilt, and so much more!  We also chat Cassy's latest INSANELY needed project, her brand new book, Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 weeks of gluten-free affordable meal prep to preserve your time and sanity, and you guys...it's incredible.  For anyone out there struggling with balance, how to feed yourself and your family nutritious meals without spending hours in the kitchen every week..this book is for you - tune in to one of the most fun episodes we've recorded in a while, simply due to Cassy's infectious energy! Links and Such:  Grab your copy of Cook Once, Eat All Week HERE! Connect with Cassy on Instagram @fedandfit Cassy's website: www.fedandfit.com Do you want to join us in Costa Rica? Learn more HERE! Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ We are SO EXCITED to share that Bee Keeper’s Naturals has come on to support the Modern Mamas Podcast. They are a wonderful company with incredibly effective products made from harnessing the power of the beehive to share a line of effective supplements and remedies to solve modern health challenges naturally. They are offering our listeners a great deal! Get 15% off your order with code: modernmamas! Don’t forget, we’ve also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming!
53:52
May 1, 2019
MMP Ep. 98: Kelsey Ortlieb and Laura Bruner on Living Intuitively YOU!
In this episode, Jess sits down with Laura and Kelsey to chat all about their new Intuitive Living Online Course. Kelsey and Laura each dive into their own journeys to finding intuitive eating, movement, and mindset practices. They share what it means to eat, move, and live more in tune with the body and mind, and simple steps we can all do to get there. This is an important episode for everyone! Links and Such:  Do you want to join us in Costa Rica? Learn more HERE! Intuitively YOU website: www.intuitively-you.com Laura’s website: myradicalroots.com Kelsey’s website: livingraw.com Connect with us:  Modern Mamas – @modernmamaspodcast Laura – @laura.radicalroots  Jess – @jess.holdthespace  Laura’s website – http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess’ website – https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ We are SO EXCITED to share that Bee Keeper’s Naturals has come on to support the Modern Mamas Podcast. They are a wonderful company with incredibly effective products made from harnessing the power of the beehive to share a line of effective supplements and remedies to solve modern health challenges naturally. They are offering our listeners a great deal! Get 15% off your order with code: modernmamas! Don’t forget, we’ve also partnered up with Four Sigmatic, makers of the best shrooms to bring you a great deal! Get 15% off any order with code: modernmamas. Happy shrooming!
1:09:23
April 24, 2019
MMP Ep. 97: Tamara Iglesias on raising empowered children
"Guest Interview - Tamara Iglesias on raising empowered children" Want to come to Costa Rica? Learn more HERE!  In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Tamara Iglesias. They deep dive into all things Conscious Parenting, raising empowered kiddos, treating our little ones as whole beings, and more. There were tears, lots of goosebumps, and such incredible insight from an amazing mother and human, who's dedicated her life to empowering families to live full, happy, connected lives. This is a very special episode for anyone who interacts with little ones. Don't miss it! Tamara Iglesias is the Founder of Wellynest, a conscious parenting company, dedicated to raising whole beings from the very beginning. Coaching mothers and fathers alike, Tamara helps empower families to live happy and nourished lives.  Her mission is to shift the way we raise our children by parenting from a place of respect, while creating trust and healthy boundaries. When parents are supported to use conscious words, act with intention and slow down to spend quality time, children can development into fully-realized, emotionally healthy adults, allowing the entire family to thrive. Links and Such:  Tamara's website: www.wellynest.com Virtual Conscious Parenting Course: http://www.wellynest.com/consciousparenting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellynest/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellynest/ 5% off all services & programs use code: MODERNMAMAS: http://www.wellynest.com/services-1 Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ Don't forget, we've also partnered up with two amazing companies, each creating products to not just heal from the inside out, but to help us thrive on a daily basis. Four Sigmatic, makers of the best medicinal mushroom products, and Bee Keeper's Naturals, makers of the most deeply nourishing honey goods, are each offering our listeners an awesome deal! Get 15% off any order at each site with code: modernmamas. Cheers to your health and wellbeing! 
1:01:21
April 17, 2019
MMP Ep. 96: An International Adoption Story with Jeanette Tapley
In this episode, Jess sits down with friend and podcaster, Jeanette Tapley to get an extremely personal and intimate recap of what it was like to go through international adoption.  Jeanette shares everything from the nitty gritty details of cost and process, to emotions, transition, and everything in between.  This is one family's journey to adoption, and a great resource if adoption is on your heart but your not sure how to move forward! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Jeanette Tapley is a wife to Jesse Tapley of almost 14 years. Mother to Zeke, Titus and Zoe. She loves talking to friends and laughing loudly, advocating for adoption, and a nice cup of coffee. Jeanette is the host of the IT’S TIME FOR COFFEE podcast where she interviews friends new and old in hopes of connecting others and meeting her friends right where they are. Her passion lies in other women finding themselves in a less lonely state knowing they have friends and others around them in the same stages of life. At 32 years old she is coming into the understanding that God made her just the way she is…If He wanted her any differently then He would’ve made her that way! Jeanette longs to be a friend to all and enjoys bringing others together. Links and Such:  Connect with Jeanette on her website: https://itstimeforcoffeepod.com  Connect on Instagram at @jeanettetapley Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
1:01:49
April 10, 2019
MMP Episode 95: a catchup and We're going to COSTA RICA!
Did you hear? 18 special friends get to join us for an incredible 5 days of rest, beaching, relaxation, connection, movement, and adventure in Costa Rica. Want to learn more? Check out trip details HERE! In this episode, we also share meet up dates for 2019 along with the ins and outs of our lives right now, including some insights and feelings neither of us has shared publicly before. In short, this episode is a GOOD ONE.  Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Links and Such: Beautycounter Join us in Costa Rica Intuitively YOU Laura's Postpartum Programming Don't forget, we're on Instagram! Connect with us: Podcast Instagram - @modernmamaspodcast  Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Email: modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com Any thoughts or comments? Leave them below. We love hearing from you and would LOVE to answer more of your questions. Send them to modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com! 
1:01:00
April 3, 2019
MMP Ep. 94: Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy on Baby Moves
In this episode, Laura sits down with Marianne, Babies Natural Development Expert, to chat all about her work in the world of baby development. She talks about what she's seen, how she followed her passion, and how movement can impact behavior in our little ones. Plus she answers your listener questions! Don't miss it! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy, born in Venlo, the Netherlands 1951, completed her four year Physiotherapy training in her home country in 1974. She specialized in Neuro-Pediatrics ever since, until she stopped practicing physiotherapy in 2007. Marianne wrote and published her first book ‘Babymoves’ in 2002 and her second book ‘Babymoves for the child with special needs’ in 2007. Marianne's work currently involves sharing her knowledge through her books, teaching and public speaking worldwide. She is also busy researching and learning more about children’s development in today’s society, and how she can help better the equipment available and improve common child rearing practices. Links and Such: Connect with Marianne on her website: http://www.babymoves.co.nz/ Baby Moves Veer Cruiser Wagon Connect with us:  Modern Mamas - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/
55:43
March 27, 2019
MMP Ep. 93: Introduction to Meditation with Arden Martin
"Guest Interview: Introduction to Meditation with Arden Martin" In this episode, Jess sits down with Arden Martin of The Spring Meditation to talk about how she, as a busy new mom uses meditation to enhance her life, her presence, her energy, and so much more.  This episode deep dives into the specifics around Vedic meditation, and how you really can make it work for you, even if you've tried unsuccessfully before! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Arden learned to meditate while working as an elementary school teacher in New York City. Her days were long, demanding, and turbulent, and the practice allowed her to stay calm in the chaos. Since learning to meditate, Arden has experienced more self-love, confidence, and clarity than she ever thought possible. After decades of sinus issues, hormonal imbalances, and trouble sleeping, Arden's physical health is also better than ever. Although her life always looked good on the outside, meditation has empowered her to finally feel good on the inside. She teaches meditation to help others uncover their best selves. Arden is the co-founder of The Spring Meditation studio in Soho NYC. She also works with Beautycounter as a consultant and is a new mama to her four-month-old Jesse Links and Such: Connect with Arden @ardenmartin Visit @thespringmeditation The Spring Meditation Studio Connect with us: Laura - @laura.radicalroots Jess - @jess.holdthespace Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Thank you for being here, friends! It means the world to us. 
1:07:40
March 20, 2019
MMP Ep. 92: Meg Reburn on Baby Making & Beyond (Part Two)
In this episode, Laura sits down with Meg Reburn co-creator of the long anticipated online program, Baby Making & Beyond and it was such a good one!  Meg, along wither her co-creator Liz Wolfe, has worked tirelessly to bring you the most up-to-date, revolutionary resource to guide you through all phases of the pre-conception, fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood journey.  This talk deep dives into what the program is about as Meg reveals so much of the incredible information that you'll find in the program only - all based off years of intense and continued research.  This isn't your typical, eat this type of diet, and exercise program friends, it's the blood, sweat, and tears of some amazing humans that went the extra mile to provide a timeless resources for women, and we are so excited to help her launch it to the world! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Meghanne Reburn hails from the great white north and hangs her hat in British Columbia Canada. She is a Registered Midwife, educator, Women’s wellness coach, co-founder of Baby Making and Beyond, writer and former faculty member at Mount Royal University. Meghanne has a Bachelor of Science in Health with honors in midwifery and has a special interest in both functional nutrition and women’s hormone balance. Meghanne works with women both as a midwife and wellness coach. She likes to call her style of practice an ‘Evolutionary Approach’, believing that the body has innate wisdom to care for and balance itself given the proper time, attention and care. When not busy with work, Meg creates space to do the things that she enjoys. These days that takes the form of long distance trail running, swimming across big scary lakes, rock climbing and general “mountain adventuring”. It’s her jam to help women find their healthy balance so they can get feel great and do more of what makes their hearts sing Links and Such: Learn More about the Baby Making and Beyond program HERE. Buy the Baby Making and Beyond program HERE. Seeking Health Prenatal Protein Connect with us:  Modern Mamas Instagram - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Email: modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com  Any thoughts or comments? Leave a review! We love hearing from you. Please subscribe, rate, and review! We're so glad to have you as a part of our community!
53:04
March 14, 2019
MMP Ep. 91: BONUS catch up!
It's been a while, so we decided to jump on for a quick chat. Turns out we had a LOT to say. We talk about the chaos that was February, bodies, bellies, emotions, life pressure, child wisdom, and the highs and lows of 2019 so far. but don't worry, we wrap with the things we're most looking forward to in the magical month of March. Turns out we had a lot to say in this quick catch up, and we hope you enjoy. As always, thanks for holding the space for us to share, friends. We are SO grateful for you.  Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Links and Such: Laura's post sickness share on IG The Wild Flours Jess' stomach post on IG We're on Instagram! Connect with us: Podcast Instagram - @modernmamaspodcast  Laura - @laura.radicalroots  Jess - @jess.holdthespace  Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/  Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Email: modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com
49:11
March 8, 2019
MMP Ep. 90: Liz Wolfe on Baby Making & Beyond (Part One)
"Guest Interview: Liz Wolfe on Baby Making & Beyond (Part One)" In this episode, Jess sits down Liz Wolfe co-creator of her long anticipated online program, Baby Making & Beyond and it was EPIC!  Liz and Meg (who will be on next!) have worked tirelessly to bring you the most up-to-date, revolutionary resource to guide you through all phases of the pre-conception, fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood journey.  Our talk deep dives into what the program is about, and Liz even reveals some NEW information that you'll find in the program only - all based off years of intense and continued research.  This isn't your typical, eat this type of diet, and exercise program friends, it's the blood, sweat, and tears of some amazing humans that went the extra mile to provide a timeless resources for women, and I'm so excited to help her launch it to the world! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Liz Wolfe is a health & wellness writer and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) with a passion for real food, safe skin care, and healthy babies and families. Her work includes the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Eat the Yolks and the Purely Primal Skincare Guide, and she co-created the online pregnancy & parenthood community Baby Making and Beyond, set to launch this year. She blogs at RealFoodLiz.com and co-hosts the Balanced Bites Podcast. In her spare time, she chases her rambunctious toddler in her new lake front community. Links and Such: Learn More about the Baby Making and Beyond program HERE. Buy the Baby Making and Beyond program HERE. Read Eat the Yolks HERE. Where to find Liz: https://realfoodliz.com @realfoodliz on Instagram Connect with us: Laura - @laura.radicalroots Jess - @jess.holdthespace Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Thank you for being here, friends! It means the world to us. 
1:18:11
March 6, 2019
MMP Ep. 89: Cooking with Kids with Heather Englund
"Guest Interview: Cooking with Kids with Heather England" In this episode, Jess sits down Heather Englund of Fit Mama Real Food all about how to get our kiddos involved in the cooking process and what that means for developing a healthy relationship with food in the future!  We chat her top tips which are simple, actionable, and have been so instrumental in our own lives helping to keep our kiddos interested and sharing in the joy of preparing food! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Heather Englund is the healthy living blogger behind fitmamarealfood.com and the host of the podcast Fit Mama Real Food Radio where she dives into all things food, fitness, motherhood and mindset.  She is a wife to Jacob and mom to Hunter 6, Zoe 4, Nova 2 and Holland 7 months.  It is most definitely not quiet in her house!   Heather is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor with countless group fitness specialties under her belt, including Les Mills and YogaFit.  She finds so much joy making movement fun for people and seeing the transformations it can have when women take time to focus on themselves.  In 2008 she started her journey towards finding how to truly nourish herself through food and fitness and began sharing that on her blog.  It wasn’t a straight shot to where she is now, but eventually she landed in a healthy and happy relationship with real food as the focus. During that time she launched into her side job as a group fitness instructor and began diving deeper into understanding nutrition.   In 2012 when her first was born she left her career in HR and dove straight into motherhood.  An epic and surprising journey!  At the core, Heather believes that real food can be delicious and nourishing to the body and soul. She is passionate about feeding her family well, bringing her kids into the kitchen with her, teaching them not only how to cook, but also about the importance of what we put into our bodies. Where to find Heather: http://www.fitmamarealfood.com @fitmamarealfood on Instagram Connect with us: Laura - @laura.radicalroots Jess - @jess.holdthespace Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Thank you for being here, friends! It means the world to us. 
56:42
February 27, 2019
MMP Ep. 88: Navigating Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers with Michelle Carlson
"Guest Interview: Navigating Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers with Michelle Carlson In this episode, Jess sits down with Michelle Carlson of Peace and Parenting to chat all about how to navigate trouble behaviors in toddlers while remaining respectful and cooperative.  This episode was so incredibly insightful with regards to hitting, biting, talking back, and other common and normal behaviors in our kiddos!  Michelle chats strategies to stay engaged, present, and calm while parenting through these challenging behaviors! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her two girls 9 and 12. Before becoming a Hand in Hand certified instructor in 2015, she worked for 12 years in public schools as a teacher and counselor. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Education instructing in the teacher credentialing program. None of which prepared her to be a mom. After years of consequences, bribes and star charts she found Hand in Hand parenting, created by Patty Wipfler. It reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters, and she credits it with changing her life.  She is passionate about helping others find their way through the murky business of being a connected parent. She loves leading groups and finds the dynamic transformative.  Michelle also strongly believes that listening partnerships are the cornerstone to moving through difficulties.  Michelle has helped herself and others make meaningful connections, work on sibling rivalry, and alleviate school problems.  Aggression, fears, withdrawnness and sleep are just some of the struggles she has shared and helped others rectify. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education speaks fluent Spanish, has been trained as a Council in Schools Facilitator and an ADL Trainer fighting against bias of all types on school campuses. Where to find Michelle: michelle@peaceandparentingla.com http://www.peaceandparentingla.com  @peaceandparenting on Instagram Connect with us: Laura - @laura.radicalroots Jess - @jess.holdthespace Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/  Thank you for being here, friends! It means the world to us. 
57:33
February 20, 2019
MMP Ep. 87: Catchup, Meetups, Trolls and Social Media
We are SO EXCITED to share that Four Sigmatic has come on to support the Modern Mamas Podcast and to bring you guys a great deal! You can now get 15% off your Four Sigmatic order with code: modernmamas. If you've been following along, you know that I am loving the impact these deeply medicinal real food supplements have had on my life, and I can't wait to hear what you think too. Happy shrooming, friends ♡ In this week's catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. They recap an amazing trip to Florida, share life updates, give hints on what's to come in 2019, and even give some of the not so fun nitty gritty of "making it" on social media (hello dick pics and trolls). We are SO excited for an incredible year ahead. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Family! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Links and Such: Santa Cruz Meetup details  Aptos Village Creative Laura's YouTube channel We're on Instagram! Connect with us: Podcast Instagram - @modernmamaspodcast Laura - @laura.radicalroots Jess - @jess.holdthespace Laura's website - http://myradicalroots.com/ Jess' website - https://www.holdthespacewellness.com/ Email: modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com Any thoughts or comments? Leave them below. We love hearing from you and would LOVE to answer more of your questions. Send them to modernmamaspodcast@gmail.com! 
53:17
February 13, 2019
MMP Ep. 86: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack of Fertility Friday on the Period as a Vital Sign
In this episode, Laura sits down with Lisa to chat all about why our period is actually a wonderful indicator of health and an incredible tool we can use as women to take power over our health care. Lisa answers your listener questions about contraceptives, fertility, postpartum periods, and so much more. Don't miss it! Full show notes HERE!
1:12:17
February 6, 2019
MMP Ep. 85: Beyond the Egg Timer
In this episode, Laura sits down to chat with Emma and Sharon, authors of Beyond the Egg Timer. These two wonderful women have written an inspirational book for women in their mid-thirties or older, who are contemplating motherhood or trying to conceive and finding that it's taking longer than they would like. Both Emma and Sharon have struggled with this issue themselves, and saw a need existed for this kind of book, so they set to work creating Beyond the Egg Timer to help other women. They each share birth stories, and we chat fertility, choosing to wait, and destigmatization of pregnancy post 35. Don't miss it! Full episode notes: HERE. 
56:17
January 30, 2019
MMP Ep. 84: Megan Garcia on Navigating Breastfeeding Challenges and Transitions
This episode, Jess sits down with Megan Garcia to talk all things breastfeeding!  We deep dive into navigating allergens, diet related issues, milk transitions, and so much more!  It's one you definitely won't want to miss!
1:12:48
January 23, 2019
MMP Ep. 83: The Daysy Fertility Tracker and Fertility Awareness with Holly Grigg-Spall
In this amazing episode, Jess sits down with the incredibly smart, Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, to discuss all things fertility awareness, including our favorite fertility tracker, the Daysy.  This episode is chock full of mind-blowing insights about women's health and how its affected by hormonal birth control, and what we can do to take back our power and change our health!
1:08:30
January 16, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Kiersten Peterson on her journey to adoption
In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife, as she shares her story of her two miscarriages. Kiersten is opening up and starting a dialogue about a topic that has for so long been considered taboo, and in doing so she is supporting so many women along the way. We are so grateful to have her join us for this very emotional and meaningful episode. Please note that the episode does focus on miscarriage, so if you are not in a place to listen to this topic, save this one for a later date. Find full show notes HERE.
1:07:44
January 11, 2019
MMP Ep. 82: Diane Sanfillipo on your Keto Quick Start
In this episode, Laura sits down with Diane to chat all about keto, hormones, real food, ditching the diet dogma, and the empowerment that can come from giving keto a try. This is a really great episode that might even surprise you. Don't miss it!
55:41
January 9, 2019
MMP Ep. 81: Catchup and New Years Reflections
In this week's catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We recap our Christmas celebrations, reflect on the magic that was 2018, and give hints at what is to come in the New Year. We also share our words for 2019 and our goals for the podcast. Hope you love this one as much as we loved recording. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Family!
43:16
January 2, 2019
MMP Ep. 80: Eliza Parker on how baby’s birth experience can affect sleep, crying, and behavior
TW: this episode contains discussion about miscarriage and loss. In this episode, Laura sits down for a wisdom filled chat with Eliza Parker all about how birth experience can impact sleep, crying, and behavior in our littles. We share real life stories, talk about signs to look for, and actionable ways to help your little (and you) process birth experiences. This episode is fascinating!
1:00:53
December 26, 2018
MMP Ep. 79: Creating a Non-Toxic Home with Anne Garland of Grass-fed Salsa
In this episode, Jess sits down with Interior Designer and Integrative Nutritional Health Coach, Anne Garland to chat all of the ways to create a non-toxic living space. We talk about some of the BIG changes you can make, but also how to slowly and cost-effectively go about creating a cleaner home. This episode was so amazing!
57:58
December 19, 2018
MMP Ep. 78: Catchup and Holiday Spirit
In this week's catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We catchup on all things life, vanning, current projects, work flow, family, and HOLIDAYS. Listen in for our favorite traditions, old and new, and to hear about how we navigate gift giving and the chaos of the season. Hope you love this one as much as we loved recording. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Family!
50:44
December 12, 2018
MMP Ep. 77: Ali Miller on The Anti-Anxiety Diet
In this episode, Laura sits down with Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE to talk all about how our food can directly impact our mood! We chat about how stress can cause imbalance in the body, what we can do about it, foods to avoid, foods to work in, and much more. Don't miss it!
1:00:47
December 5, 2018
MMP Ep. 76: All about Herbs/Adaptogens Part 2 with Megan Garcia
In this episode, Jess chats with the lovely Megan Garcia for part two of our series on adaptogens. We learn about what they are and how to use them in specific situations, as well as answer your listener questions! Can't wait for you to hear this one!
52:57
November 28, 2018
MMP Ep 75: Cristina Curp of the Castaway Kitchen
In this episode, Laura sits down with Cristina Curp of the Castaway Kitchen. We get real about motherhood, living with autoimmunity, self love, life as a blogger, and the incredible impact of headspace to heal. This one is good one!
1:02:23
November 21, 2018
MMP Ep 74: Catchup Episode: Catching Up and Taking the Leap
In this week's catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We love these episodes and getting a chance to connect with each other and YOU! In this episode, we provide life updates: Laura shares about closure in so many components of the current big life transitions, Jess shares about her emotions post career shift and how she is finding her rhythm, and we answer your questions about night weaning, taking the leap towards a big life change, and more. If you love these episodes, PLEASE subscribe, rate, and review. It means the world to us. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Family!
59:53
November 14, 2018
MMP Ep 73: Postpartum Hormones and the DUTCH Test with Dr. Carrie Jones
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Carrie Jones, expert on women's health and hormones, to chat all things postpartum hormones. We deep dive into what's happening in pregnancy, and how our hormones change starting immediately postpartum. Not only do we walk through these changes and how they affect us, but we talk about breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and how to support your hormones post baby. We also answer listener questions all about the DUTCH test, which is the gold standard for hormone testing, and how and when it can be used postpartum to help gauge your hormonal health. This was a GREAT one friends!
1:17:12
November 7, 2018
MMP Ep 72: Nicole Peyton of The BIRTH Project
*Content Warning* - this episode dives into the topic of pregnancy and infant loss, so please take note if this might be triggering for you* In this episode, Laura sits down in person with one of her closest friends, Nicole Peyton, to talk about her new project: the Birth Project! The Birth Project is Nicole's passion project; it's a safe space for women to share every kind of birth story, a place for us to go to see that all birth is natural, that all birth is beautiful, that all birth is empowering, no matter how the journey unfolds. We also talk about pregnancy and infant loss and the incredible women who have shared their stories to help others know they are not alone. Don't miss this one!
50:29
October 31, 2018
MMP Ep 71: Catchup and Listener Questions
In this week's catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. We provide life updates, Laura shares a bit about van life transition, and we answer your questions about marriage, choosing a pediatrician, "morning" (all day) sickness, and more. If you love these episodes, PLEASE subscribe, rate, and review. It means the world to us. Thank you for being a part of the Modern Mamas Family!
1:00:23
October 24, 2018
MMP Ep 70: Kristen Roberts on entrepreneur life, infertility, and pregnancy
In this episode, Laura sits down with Kristen Roberts to chat all things entrepreneur life in the "boys' club of law, her infertility struggles, pregnancy, and how she's set up her business to run strong while she spends time with baby Billie in those early weeks. Kristen is an empowered, inspiring mama with so much to share. Don't miss it; This one is good one!
1:07:41
October 17, 2018
MMP Ep 69: Catchup Episode: Taking the Leap and Living Our Dreams
In another short and sweet catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. We provide life updates, share how we each got to places in our lives that we only dreamed about even just a year ago, and answered a listener question all about asking for alone time without guilt. Don't miss this one!
47:44
October 1, 2018
MMP Ep 68: Todd White of Dry Farm Wines on the magic and industry of wine
In this episode, Laura sits down with Todd, CEO of Dry Farm Wine (get a bottle for a penny!) for an awesome discussion about the hidden secrets the wine industry doesn't want you to know, the reasons Dry Farm Wine is different, the magic of sharing a glass with the ones we love, and the reasons why you can sip wine and still maintain a healthy life: mind, body, and soul.
1:03:17
September 26, 2018
MMP Ep 67: Dr. Jess Peatross on Safe CBD Oil Use
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Jess Peatross to chat safer CBD oil use. We deep dive into the common myths and misconceptions surrounding CBD oil use. Talk about everything from legality to it's use to relieve specific symptoms, and uses during periods of time like pregnancy and breastfeeding. We answer ALL the listener questions, so don't miss this one if you've ever been curious about CBD oil!
1:03:54
September 19, 2018
MMP Ep 66: Catchup Episode: Transition, Beautiful Chaos, Self Love, & Spilling the Dirt on Van Life
In this short and sweet catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. Jess shares about her recent move and big life transition, and in an unexpected twist, Laura shares the details of the big change that's been hinted at for months. Don't miss this one!
42:02
September 12, 2018
MMP Ep 65: Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells Part 2
In this episode, Laura sits down with Noelle Tarr. We get real about motherhood, work life balance, self love, and the much under discussed postpartum period. Get ready for some real talk in this episode, friends!
49:22
September 4, 2018
MMP Ep 64: Meg the Midwife on All Things Birth, Postpartum, and Emotional Triggers
In this episode, Jess sits down with Meg Reburn, midwife, to answer ALL the listener questions. We tackle everything from VBACs, pushing during labor, emotional support postpartum, and birth as a trigger for sexual trauma. Don't miss it!
1:11:21
August 28, 2018
MMP Ep 63: Lily Nichols on Postpartum Nutrition
In this episode, Laura sits down with Lily Nichols to tackle your postpartum nutrition questions! From eating for milk supply and which macronutrients are most important postpartum, to intermittent fasting and supporting our bodies through weaning. This episode is loaded with insight! Don't miss it .
1:14:27
August 22, 2018
MMP Ep 62: Catchup, Transitions, our Beautycounter whys, Sleep, Intuition, and unpacking shame
In one of the deepest and most emotionally intimate episodes in a long time, Jess and Laura sit down for an important catchup episode. We talk all things life, transition, sleep, empowerment, and shame. Jess shares all about her current life transitions, and Laura gives the emotional and intimate details of what she learned when her family tried gentle sleep coaching with Evie. We unexpectedly dive into the guilt and shame mamas face on a daily basis and the power that comes from tuning in rather than out. Don't miss this one!
1:11:20
August 15, 2018
MMP Ep 61: Dr. Jaclyn Chasse on Optimizing Male Fertility
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Jacyln Chasse, founder of Perfect Fertility to discuss all things male fertility. We talk about the process of fertilization, incidence of male infertility during the conception journey, and how to optimize male fertility in a few simple and straightforward ways. This one is for those who are in the pre-conception, conception, and postpartum phases alike!
1:01:40
August 8, 2018
MMP Ep 60: Amy Upchurch of Pink Stork
In this episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Amy Upchurch, mama of five and founder of Pink Stork, to talk all about the empowerment that can come through struggle and the immense importance of nourishing supplementation during preconception and beyond!
46:50
August 1, 2018
MMP Ep 59: Catchup, First Foods Family Battles, & Pumping at Work"
In another much needed catchup episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit for an uninterrupted hour of sharing LOTS OF updates on travel, work, moves, and more. We also answer YOUR questions, including how to navigate dealing with the unsupportive family in your life when it comes to decisions regarding food for your littles, and we tackle the struggles of continuing a nursing relationship when going back to work. Don't miss it!
52:57
July 25, 2018
MMP Ep 58: Eliza Parker Returns for Belly Crawling!
In this episode, Laura sits down for a wisdom filled chat with Eliza Parker on her 4th MMP appearance. We dive deep into a topic with little recognition but immense importance: BELLY CRAWLING! The why, how, when, and what all in one place. We even talk about how EVERYONE should give it a try no matter what age and the reasons why movement and emotion are so intertwined. Don't miss this one.
1:25:40
July 18, 2018
MMP Ep 57: Dr. Elisa Song on Raising Healthy, Happy Kids
In this SUPER important episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Dr. Elisa Song to talk all about holistic wellness for the most important ones in our lives: our littles! We chat about a mind, body, soul approach to health, dive into Dr. Elisa's 5 tips for raising health happy kiddos, and what you should have in your holistic medicine cabinet. This is an episode I know I'll come back to time and time again.
1:05:19
July 11, 2018
MMP Ep 56: Autumn Fladmo Smith of Paleovalley, on her health journey, motherhood, and organ meats
In this episode, Laura sits down with Autumn, co founder of Paleovalley (our first podcast sponsor!) for an awesome discussion about her journey to true health and self care (which included a wold tour with Jennifer Lopez), life as a mama, and what led her to create Paleovalley. We talk about life, self care, nutrition, empowerment, and so so much more.
56:45
July 4, 2018
MMP Ep 55: Update Episode - Catchup, Change, and Choosing Happy
In this much needed catchup episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit for a (mostly) uninterrupted hour of sharing updates, discussing what it means to choose happy, and answering YOUR questions, including how to navigate dealing with the unsupportive people in your life when it comes to parenting decisions and why we were' fat fueled (and our list of nourishing fat go-tos). Don't miss it.
57:17
June 27, 2018
MMP Ep 54: Kezia from the Whole Food Diary on eliminating plastic, colic, and her Whole Food Baby
In this episode, Laura sits down with Kezia for an awesome discussion about her life is mama to her Whole Food Diary family. WE talk about the process and impact of going plastic free now, and for our kiddos' generation, surviving weeks with a colicy babe (and what she did to resolve it), and how she introduced real food to her son, Clayton.
54:19
June 20, 2018
MMP Ep 53: Emily Schromm on Body Awareness, Fitness, Fat, and Moving like a Human Anywhere
In this episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Emily Schromm to talk all things fitness, nutrition (including the importance of fat), empowerment, and body awareness. We dive into why fitness doesn't need to happen in the gym, why listening to our body's innate wisdom and loving ourselves where we are now can make all the difference, and why putting positive energy into the world can be so powerful. Don't miss this one!
57:54
June 13, 2018
MMP Ep 52: Celebrating 1 Year with Guest Host and Favorite Human Liz Wolfe!
In this VERY special 1 year celebratory episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Liz Wolfe joins us for some long overdue catchup time. We talk life, parenthood, therapy, traditions, food, and Baby Making and Beyond. Don't miss it!
1:13:23
June 6, 2018
Ep 51: Creating Mindfulness in Kids through Play & Connection with Suzanne of Generation Mindful
In this update episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess sits down with Suzanne Tucker, PT, owner and operator of the amazingly inspiring Generation Mindful. This episode is about so much--parenting from a place of connection and love, how to foster connection through play, and what mindfulness and emotional intelligence looks like in children. There are so many great tools mentioned in this episode to start creating a relationship based off positive discipline and connection from an early age. Not only do we talk tools, but we also talk about how changing a parenting dynamic comes from doing the work in our own lives FIRST. This is a great episode you will NOT want to miss!
1:18:06
May 30, 2018
MMP Ep 50: Update Episode - Sun, Sleep, Shrooms, and Sips
In this update episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess catch up and reflect on their recent magical first-time face to face experience at the BeautycounterSummit. They also chat all things life, skincare, sun protection, supplementations, baby sleep, ditching parenting dogma, and preconception practices. We plan to do more frequent update episodes where we catch up and answer YOUR questions, so leave a comment below letting us know what you think or leave a question for us to answer on our next update episode!
1:02:26
May 23, 2018
MMP Ep 49: Diane Sanfillippo on Sugar and Carbs in Pregnancy and Nursing
In this episode Jess sits down Diane Sanfilippo, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Best Selling Author, Podcast Host Extraordinaire, and the wearer of many other impressive hats in the Health and Wellness world. This episode we speak to her knowledge on sugar and carbs (she is the author of The 21 Day Sugar Detox after all!), and we deep dive into LOADS of listener questions all about sugar and its relation to pregnancy, postpartum, nursing and more. You will NOT want to miss this one!
1:08:22
May 16, 2018
MMP Ep 48: Optimizing You and Your Family's Epigenetic Health with Dr. Ben Lynch of Dirty Genes
In this episode Jess sits down with Dr. Ben Lynch to discuss all things genetics, mutations, SNPs and how to support your unique genes through lifestyle choices. You won't want to miss all these amazing listener questions answered! This episode is a mind blowing 2 hours long--we talk through everything including what is epigenetics, vaccines, tongue ties, breastfeeding, and the really simple things we can do through our lifestyle choices to set ourselves and our families for optimal health, even with certain mutations!
1:54:56
May 9, 2018
MMP Ep 47: Update Episode - Intuitive Eating, Travel, Creative Juices, and Trusting our Mama Guts
In this overdue episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess sip wine and catch up on life, travel, current experiences in intuitive high fat, low carb eating, and baby sleep. Plus, we share the very exciting news that we get to hang in-person at this year's Beautycounter Summit! We plan to do more frequent update episodes where we catch up and answer YOUR questions, so leave a comment below letting us know what you think or leave a question for us to answer on our next update episode!
55:20
May 2, 2018
MMP Ep 46: Dr. Sherri Lorraine on Postpartum Sex and the Pelvic Floor
In this episode, Laura sits down with Dr. Sherri Lorraine for an interview FILLED with lightbulb moments. They dive into all things pelvic floor, from what you can do preconception and during pregnancy to help with pelvic floor recovery in the postpartum period, to rehabilitation tools, and plenty of sex talk. Just wait till you hear about the 30 second rule. If you have a pelvic floor (you do), this episode is for YOU!
57:04
April 25, 2018
MMP Ep 45: All About Budgeting with Guest Host Stephanie Cahill of Cleaner Stephanie
In this episode, Jess sits down with Stephane Cahill of Cleaner Stephanie, one of her favorite mamas and fellow bloggers, to chat all things MONEY. You guys have asked for an episode on how we make eating healthy and LIFE work on a budget, and we delivered! We go through our personal finance stories, how we've both paid of debt and made moves in our financial lives by getting back to what's important, and knowing where our money is going. Both of us feel passionately that having a budget can mean freedom in so many ways, and we hope this inspires you!
1:23:16
April 18, 2018
MMP Ep 44: Leanne Vogel on Keto - Food Freedom, Hormone Balance, and Ditching the Dogma
In this episode, Laura sits down for an awesome chat with Leanne Vogle of Healthful Pursuit. They talk about life in an RV, finding food freedom, and knowing when enough is enough when it comes to society's unfair pressures. Leanne shares her journey to finding her perfect keto plan and how this has led her to support women all over the world on their own unique journeys.
50:53
April 11, 2018
MMP Ep 43: Modern Dad - Rusty Shares Evie's Birth Story
MMP Ep 43: Modern Dad - Rusty Shares Evie's Birth Story by Jess Gaertner and Laura Bruner
52:17
April 4, 2018
MMP Ep 42: All About Herbs with Megan Garcia
In this episode, Jess sits down for a long awaited discussion all about herbs and adaptogens!  We had so many listener questions about this topic, and we dive into the first segment all about uses in kiddos, pregnancy, and postpartum. What works, what doesn't, and how you should use them!
1:20:21
March 28, 2018
MMP Ep 41: Update Episode - Teething, Travel, and all the Fat
In this overdue episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess catch up on life, a teething babe, travel, sleep, money, and our current escapades in low carb, high fat eating. We plan to do more frequent update episodes where we catch up and answer YOUR questions, so leave a comment below letting us know what you think or leave a question for us to answer on our next update episode!
59:18
March 21, 2018
MMP Ep 40:"Pat and Taz Barber on Entrepreneurship, Parenthood, Traveling with Kids, and Training"
In this episode, Laura sits down with some of her best friends all the way in South Africa to chat about their current international travels, the tribe life, working and training from anywhere, the CrossFit Open, parenthood, outside pressures to fit a parenting "norm", discipline, van life, and SO MUCH MORE. Don't miss this awesome episode.
1:16:56
March 14, 2018
MMP Ep 39: Lily Nichols on Prenatal Nutrition
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes. Her unique approach has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—920 citations and counting—that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health. Lily is also creator of the popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.
1:01:42
March 7, 2018
MMP Ep 38: The Modern Working Mama
In this episode, Laura and Jess dive into the ins and outs of how they make life work as modern working mamas. This episode brings different perspectives because Jess works outside of the home, and Laura works from home. Tune in to hear what works and what doesn't and a little about how we're learning as we go!
1:06:43
February 28, 2018
MMP Ep 37: Autoimmunity, Infertility, and Self-Care with Alaena Haber of Grazed and Enthused
In this episode, Jess sits down with Alaena Haber of Grazed and Enthused to talk about EVERYTHING. We deep dive into what living with an Autoimmune condition is like, how it can be affected during pregnancy and postpartum, and strategies on how to manage acute flares during these times. We also get real about infertility struggles, baby led weaning, self love and self-care, as well as navigating being an intuitive person. This episode is filled with so much knowledge, so many golden nuggets of insight, and you won't want to miss hearing this RAD human talk life!
1:19:35
February 21, 2018
MMP Ep 36: Evie's First Eats
In this episode, Laura sits down for the first solo episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast to talk all about her current adventures in Evie's first foods. Using primarily baby led weaning (though not an expert on it), Laura is following her gut and Evie's lead when it comes to introducing foods for the first time and getting in those important nutrients. After lots of questions, she decided to sit down with a glass of wine one solo parenting weekend and share what's worked so far. Stay tuned for a followup as Evie grows!
42:33
February 14, 2018
MMP Ep 35: I Had a Miscarriage with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode talks about miscarriage and loss. In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife, as she shares her story of her two miscarriages. Kiersten is opening up and starting a dialogue about a topic that has for so long been considered taboo, and in doing so she is supporting so many women along the way. We are so grateful to have her join us for this very emotional and meaningful episode. Please note that the episode does focus on miscarriage, so if you are not in a place to listen to this topic, save this one for a later date.
1:20:25
February 7, 2018
MMP Ep 34: Becoming a Connected Parent with Michelle Carlson of Peace and Parenting
In this episode, Jess chats with Michelle Carlson from Peace and Parenting all about trading in bribes, threats, and consequences and focusing on connection versus control in the parent-child relationship. If you've ever found yourself in the middle of power struggles with your child, wondering if there's a better way, than this episode about peaceful, positive, and respectful parenting is one you won't want to miss!
1:05:46
January 31, 2018
MMP Ep 33: Modern Dad - Tim Gaertner
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Jess sits down with her husband of 6 years, and baby daddy, Tim.  Hopped up on all the coffee, they tackle your listener questions!  Tune in as we discuss things like why it's hard for men to communicate, how Tim supported Jess through PPD/PPA, and the our giant reveal at the end of our version of what makes our marriage fulfilling.  If you like this one, make sure to let us know. We can't wait to offer more insight from Dads and partners who are ROCKING it!
1:27:32
January 24, 2018
MMP Ep 32: Modern Dad - Rusty Bruner
Warning: This episode contains adult language. In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Laura sits down with her wonderful husband and daddy to Evie Wilder. Her love and partner in all things comes on the Modern Mamas Podcast for our first ever dad episode! Rusty and Laura spent a Friday night date night at home with a sleeping babe, sipping some wine and answering YOUR questions. Mamas, don't forget to share this one with the dads in your life too. If you like this one, make sure to let us know. We've got more dad episodes lined up for your listening pleasure!
1:03:01
January 16, 2018
MMP Ep 31: Mom Guilt
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we answer a listener question and dive in deep to the mom guilt, self love, and flipping the script.
1:06:05
January 11, 2018
MMP Ep 30 Mallika Bush, LMFT on Birth Trauma and PPD
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Mallika Bush all about birth trauma and postpartum depression. While this is a bit of a heavier topic, it's one that is so important and so often overlooked. This episode is not to be missed!
1:28:21
January 3, 2018
MMP Ep 29: New Year's Mindset Mini Episode
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our thoughts on New Years traditions, resolutions, and how we plan to tackle 2018 with a growth mindset! We are SO thankful for an amazing first year of the Modern Mamas Podcast!
29:00
December 26, 2017
MMP Ep 28: Dr. Erica Boland on Baby Development
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about how we can help our babies move the way nature intended for a lifetime of functional movement and core strength!
58:27
December 20, 2017
MMP Ep 27: The Holiday Episode
In this episode we talk all about our favorite holiday traditions, as well as answer listener questions about tackling those tricky situations you can encounter around the holidays! Listen in for a fun, relaxed episode!
1:06:05
December 13, 2017
MMP Ep 26: Eliza Parker Discusses Crying In Arms and Aware Parenting for Sleep (Part Two)
In this episode we speak with Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby all about how to practice "Crying in Arms", and Aware Parenting as it pertains to sleep. A must listen if you have questions on the real, actionable practice of Aware Parenting!
1:40:54
December 6, 2017
MMP Ep 25: Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby on Aware Parenting (Part One)
In this episode we talk with Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby all about Aware Parenting..what it means, how to practice it, and why it's important. This is part one in a series of talks we'll be doing with this amazing guest, don't miss it!
1:20:25
November 29, 2017
MMP Ep 24: Gratitude and Thanksgiving
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our favorite Thanksgiving tradition and the simple ways we try to practice gratitude each day!
1:07:19
November 22, 2017
MMP Ep 23: Joy and Claire of Girls Gone WOD
In this episode we get to chat with Joy and Claire from the hit podcast Girls Gone WOD. We're talking all about building a community, postpartum anxiety/depression, the pressure to have children when that might not be your path, and so much more!
1:06:23
November 15, 2017
MMP Ep 22: Cassy Joy Garcia's Fed and Fit Pregancy
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Cassy Joy Garcia, beautiful soul behind the Fed and Fit movement, all about her journey, latest Fed and Fit projects, and pregnancy.
1:20:27
November 8, 2017
MMP Ep 21: Our Conception Journeys
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our unique journeys to conception of our babes! Listen along for one of our must fun and personal episode to date!
1:15:50
November 1, 2017
MMP Ep 20: Megan Garcia on First Foods and Beyond
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Megan Garcia, author of First Foods and Beyond, all about baby's first foods, supplementation, mindset, and life as a real food mama of two.
1:39:15
October 25, 2017
MMP Ep 19: Melissa Hemphill on Eating Psychology through the Motherhood Transition
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Melissa Hemphill, Certified Eating Psychology Coach and BIRTHFIT Colorado Regional Director, all about mindset and eating psychology through each phase of the motherhood transition.
1:13:37
October 18, 2017
MMP Ep 18: Ask Us Anything!
In this episode Jess and Laura answer all your listener questions--from silly to sappy to serious, don't miss this one if you want to get to know us better!
1:08:42
October 11, 2017
MMP Ep 17: Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Noelle Tarr, of Coconut and Kettlebells and The Paleo Women Podcast, all about life, motherhood, and her kick ass Strong From Home program.
1:06:17
October 4, 2017
MMP Ep 16: All About Sleep
In this episode we're talking all about babies and sleep. If you've ever struggled with infant sleep, we discuss all sorts of ways to support healthy sleep without crying it out! Give it a listen my friends!
1:36:15
September 27, 2017
MMP Ep 15: Dr. Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT Founder
In this episode we talk to Dr. Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT founder, all about chiropractic care, nutrition, movement, and mindset - the four pillars of this ROCKSTAR movement to empower women through the motherhood transition.
1:03:38
September 20, 2017
MMP Ep 14: Jess' Birth Stories
On this episode, Jess shares all about her two unmedicated vaginal births, the similarities, the differences, and all the feelings in between. For perspective on how things can be radically different for every pregnancy, labor, and delivery, be sure to have a listen!
1:39:52
September 13, 2017
MMP Ep 13: Liz Wolfe on Skin Issues, Products, Parenting and Discipline (Part Four)
In this episode of the podcast we have one of our favorite people on, Liz Wolfe, to answer all your listener questions on skin issues, her favorite kiddo products, parenting, and discipline! You definitely won't want to miss this one, it was eye opening!
50:45
September 6, 2017
MMP Ep 12: Liz Wolfe on Nutrition, Supplements and Breastfeeding (Part Three)
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we have one of our favorite people, Liz Wolfe, back on to address your listener questions! We talk all about Nutrition, Supplements, and Breastfeeding--you won't want to miss it!
1:03:44
August 30, 2017
MMP Ep 11: Postpartum Mindset (Part Two)
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we talk all about postpartum mindset. Part two is focused more on personal experiences and reader questions on topics like body image, fitness, identity, and relationships with your partner.
1:14:21
August 23, 2017
MMP Ep 10: Postpartum Mindset (Part One)
In this episode of the MMP, we talk all about postpartum mindset, including hormones, supplements, and postpartum head space.
1:18:28
August 16, 2017
MMP Ep 9: Liz Wolfe on Sleep, Self Care, and Mentality (Part Two)
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, we talk with Liz Wolfe all about sleep, self-care, and mentality. This episode is all about answering listener questions, we hope you enjoy it!
56:55
August 9, 2017
MMP Ep 8: Liz Wolfe on Aware Parenting (Part One)
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we talk to Liz Wolfe all about Aware Parenting, and so much more. You won't want to miss it!
1:15:46
August 2, 2017
MMP Ep 7: Finding Your Tribe
In this episode of the podcast we are talking all about finding your tribe, and the importance of asking for support and space throughout pregnancy and post partum.
1:09:43
July 26, 2017
MMP Ep 6: Dr. Erica Boland on Core Health
In this episode of the podcast we're going to be talking with Dr. Erica Boland, BirthFit Regional Director and Senior Leadership team member, all about core health and empowering women.
1:17:06
July 19, 2017
MMP Ep 5: Laura's Birth Story
On this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Laura recounts the birth of precious Evie Wilder, from beginning to end, and talks about her postpartum experience thus far!
1:10:53
July 12, 2017
MMP Ep 4: Megan Blacksmith on Supporting Hormonal and Gut Health during Pregnancy and Postpartum
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, Megan Blacksmith, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, will be talking to us about hormonal and gut health, and how they can affect your pregnancy and post partum experiences.
1:12:49
July 5, 2017
MMP Ep 3: Pregnancy Self-Care 101 - Nutrition
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are diving in to the basics of pregnancy nutrition throughout the trimesters.
1:12:40
June 28, 2017
MMP Ep 2: Pregnancy Self-Care 101 - Fitness and Mindset
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking about Pregnancy Self-Care as it relates to fitness and mindset.
1:06:30
June 21, 2017
MMP Ep 1: It's Nice to Meet You!
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are Introducing ourselves, giving you some background about who we are, and what to expect with the podcast.
44:21
June 14, 2017
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