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Join MUMGRY Founder Lilian Umurungi-Jung and her best friend, Atlanta based Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer Isabelle "Izzy" Alexander, as they discuss current events, personal tales and socio political discourse wrapped up in humour. With guest experts, they deep dive into truthful conversations and give you the top shows to watch!
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MUMGRY Podcast SZN 4 Ep. 1 - Pandemic Fatigue Is Real
MUMGRY Podcast SZN 4 Ep. 1 - Pandemic Fatigue Is Real
Where have we been? That's a great question and we have many answers. For the past 6 months we've had to deal with loss, personal issues and surviving this pandemic to the best of our abilities. We've come to the conclusion that pandemic fatigue is a real thing and it hit us both so hard over the past half a year. However, there's nothing we can't do together and we will continue to put our chins up when we can, cry and laugh to release our pain. We can't thank you enough for reminding us to bring the pod back. We love the podcast world and hope to stay in it forever. Enjoy our first episode back and let us know what you think in the comments! *Please excuse the light click sound you might hear if using wireless headphones.
56:52
January 06, 2022
BEST of SZN 1 MUMGRY Podcast
BEST of SZN 1 MUMGRY Podcast
Listen to some of our favorite moments from SZN 1 of the MUMGRY Podcast! MUMGRY Founder, Lilian Umurungi-Jung and best friend and Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer Isabelle "Izzy" Alexander discuss a variety of hot topics with experts and friends from around the world.
26:05
December 18, 2021
Season 3 Episode 5 - Mother Earth - Special Guest Aki Kaltenbach
Season 3 Episode 5 - Mother Earth - Special Guest Aki Kaltenbach
Today we celebrate Earth Day with a brand that’s truly found a way to make a difference. Beyond her packing, her actual product is a game changer in saving our oceans.  Special guest Aki Kaltenbach owner and founder of Save Da Sea joins us to talk about her vegan smoked salmon. You read that right! We also play a fun round of Earth Day Trivia and end with our Netflix pick of the week. Tune in, learn and celebrate Earth Day with us!
39:41
April 22, 2021
Season 3 Episode 4 - Stop Asian Hate - Special Guest Justin Jung
Season 3 Episode 4 - Stop Asian Hate - Special Guest Justin Jung
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack that took place against the Asian community this week in Atlanta, GA we unpack and unload what it’s like living in the world today, we discuss how companies are using the ever-changing hashtags and Hollywood's long-standing history of perpetuating racial stereotypes. For this episode we are joined by a very special guest, Justin Jung (Lilian's Hubby) and he divulges what it's been like for him growing up in a world dealing with Asian hate.  We hope this episode brings comfort to anyone processing the horrific events from these past few weeks. Thank you always for listening and sharing the information we present. To get involved and stay informed we recommend connecting with the following organizations: In Canada Project 1907-they provide spaces for diasporic Asians to understand our histories, explore our identities, examine our privileges and reclaim our power. In partnership from Elimin8 Hate, VAFF, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, CCNC.SJ. In USA Stop AAPI Hate- Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander Communities. Nation’s LEADING coalition documenting and addressing anti-Asian hate & discrimination.
56:58
March 19, 2021
Season 3 Episode 3 - The Royal Interview
Season 3 Episode 3 - The Royal Interview
Like most of the world we were glued to our TVs watching Meghan and Harry's Interview with Oprah. In this episode we share our thoughts on the interview with the Queen Of Talk! To finish off the episode we share our Netflix pick of the week. You don't want to miss this one!
38:53
March 12, 2021
Season 3 Episode 2 - Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!
Season 3 Episode 2 - Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!
January 18th marks Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. It is now known as the MLK Day of Service; a day said to inspire thousands of Americans to come together to serve their community. Dr. King recognized the power of service and this holiday of observance is a remarkable way to start each year with a commitment to make your community a better place. We here at MUMGRY aspire to use our platform to spotlight others who do remarkable things to support our community. May this day of service help empower more individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems and honour Dr. King’s life teachings. Join us on this special episode as we share some interesting facts and history about one of the greatest human beings to ever walk this earth. Without Dr. King's tremendous selfless work there is no life as we know it.   We love and admire him for the world he created for our children and children's children. Enjoy!
25:26
January 19, 2021
Season 3 Episode 1 - What happened 2021? Special Guest Mark Gronzalski
Season 3 Episode 1 - What happened 2021? Special Guest Mark Gronzalski
8 days in 2021 and we already have so much to share! Tune in as we break down the first few days that have unraveled faster than a cat with yarn.  We discuss starting the year anew and what we each are doing to sustain happiness, share our long list of Netflix picks of the week as we took the holidays for a much needed reset, and the sudden chaos that erupted at the U.S. Capitol in a bid to halt the certification of the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. We invite our friend Mark Gronzalski back onto this episode to give us a quick update on his health since receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine. We also discuss some of the top places that have more security than Capital Hill (no shade).  Sometimes we have to laugh to cry and this episode is one of them. 
55:08
January 08, 2021
Season 2 Episode 10 - Bye 2020...Hi 2021 We Ready!
Season 2 Episode 10 - Bye 2020...Hi 2021 We Ready!
For our final MUMGRY Podcast episode of 2020 we try our best to end it on a high note!  We kick off the show by revealing our friend who recently confided to us that he was a recipient of the COVID-19 Vaccine Shot; the process of how he entered into the trial in July, the phases of the blind studies, and ultimately the experiences that unfolded to this discussion. Tune into hear the good, bad & ugly as we reflect on 2020 and delve into personal stories and share our final Netflix Picks of 2020.  2021, we ready!
01:28:38
December 22, 2020
Season 2 Episode 9 - Why did women lose 60% more jobs than men in 2020?
Season 2 Episode 9 - Why did women lose 60% more jobs than men in 2020?
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but not equally. While no one is untouched by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, women have been disproportionately affected. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities; we discuss the Unmasking Gender Inequity with the BCWHF’s subject experts on the socioeconomic impact; with women shouldering 60% more job losses in March than men; women losing 26% of work hours in April due to childcare; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s health in British Columbia. Furthermore, the higher risk of exposure and to infection from COVID-19 for women in BC working in one of the four industries with high face-to-face interactions (healthcare, retail, education, accommodation, and food services). We converse these imperative issues with Dr. Marina Adshade, Professor of Economics at UBC, and the commissioned economist for the Unmasking Gender Inequity report. Dr. Marina is one of Canada’s foremost economics experts on the role of women in society and a major advocate for inclusive cultural reform. Dr. Marina is one of the primary subject matter experts on the data and results in the report and shares what we can learn from these findings. We also invite Jamie; a teacher and mother of two. She shares her story as a teacher, loss of work, increased caregiving responsibilities, and losing the support system she once had access to as the pandemic unfolded. Jamie discusses her personal experience, advocating for increased support for teachers and women in pandemic recovery plans. To finish our 2nd to last episode of the year we also give you our Netflix pick of the week and share our topic for the last episode of 2020. Thank you always for listening, commenting and sharing with your friends and family. 
01:16:08
December 11, 2020
Season 2 Episode 8 - Politics and Halloween with Friend of the Show Mark Gronzalski
Season 2 Episode 8 - Politics and Halloween with Friend of the Show Mark Gronzalski
What are your plans after the election? We discuss the potential aftermath of the election, debate the best Halloween Candy, share our favorite Halloween film and talk about our struggles when it comes to watching Netflix with our spouses. Don't be discouraged by the word Politics we keep it light and fun on this Halloween special. To kick off the show we share some BIG news for people interested in starting their own podcast. Our friends at StoryHive @Telus are offering up BIG bucks to help you get started, tune in to find out more. Also we are having the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY OF 2020!  BEYONCÉ’s personal wardrobe curator, @zerinaakers & her team will be selecting our final winner for our #MUMGRYMOMENT giveaway!!!! ⁣An evening at the Museum and One Night Experience at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ✨ ⁣ On October 31st, wear your BEST Halloween costume and tag the following:

 @zerinaakersstudios  @mumgry  @notch8restaurant ⁣ @fairmontvan @vanartgallery 
Giveaway includes: 
▪ Complimentary night for 2 in a beautifully appointed Fairmont room.  ⁣ ▪ Exclusive dining experience for 2, enjoyed at Notch8 in the celebrated Castle in the City; with a special MUMGRY dish created by Chef Dennis Peckham incorporating our delicious Pistachio Chocolate Almond Butter. ⁣ ▪ Admission for 2 at the historic Vancouver Art Gallery.

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is:
▪ Follow each of the accounts listed above.
▪ Tag ALL accounts in your post/or stories with your unique Halloween costumes.
**DISCLAIMER**  ⁣ • If all rules for eligibility above are not followed accordingly, you will not be considered a contender to win. ⁣ • Contest is open to BC Residents. ⁣ • Contest starts this SATURDAY, October 31st; all day and closes at MIDNIGHT. ⁣ • Winner will be announced Monday, November 2nd.   ⁣  ⁣ SPREAD THE WORD AND TAG YOUR FRIENDS WHO LOVE TO DRESS UP AND DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT IN THIS OPPORTUNITY ⁣on our IG.  ⁣ We are grateful for our home community and are thankful to you for making our 1 year an unforgettable one 💖 
Ghoul luck! (ha ha) 👻 #giveaway #halloween #instagood #fashion #art #mumgry #halloweencontest #beyonce #zerinaakersstudios #zerinaakers
59:07
October 29, 2020
Back to School - Interview with HS Teacher Sarah Keel
Back to School - Interview with HS Teacher Sarah Keel
Back to school back to reality 🎶 Like many of you we haven't stopped thinking about what school will be like for kids this year. We've lost sleep over it, we've watched youtube videos with all sorts of conspiracy theories, we've chatted with friends and teachers about education options available.  Is the education system a hot mess?!  We tried our best to find out by asking ALL the questions you had to high school teacher Sarah Keel who's based in the state of Arizona. With the US already in their 3rd week we wanted to get the inside scoop on whats really going on and what school is like today. Izzy also opens about her experiences with her 5 year old who's in her 3rd week of online kindergarten. If you are a parent, teacher, grandma, grandpa, caretaker, sitter, tutor, aunty, uncle or INDIVIDUAL on earth who gives 2 cents about education you do NOT want to miss this episode. SCHOOL is in session and it is NOT the same as it once was when we were growing up. We also get Sarah to share her Netflix pick of the week and her favorite movie based in a school because don't act like you haven't wanted to ask every teacher. Grab a jar of MUMGRY and tune in. We wish the very best to all the teachers, parents and students this year. Change is difficult but as Sarah reminds us, "kids are incredibly resilient." We also spend time remembering the late Chadwick Boseman. Our hearts are with his loving family during this difficult time.
01:00:19
September 01, 2020
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 6 - Interview with Griffin Matthews
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 6 - Interview with Griffin Matthews
"The show must NOT go on!" In the aftermath of the Amy Cooper Central Park incident  - Actor, Activist, Philanthropist, Husband and Father, Griffin Matthews released a nearly 8 minute video titled, "Dear Amy Cooper: Broadway is Racist".  Filmed inside his home, Matthews shares his experiences dealing with 'Amy Coopers' while creating his hit Broadway show Witness Uganda aka Invisible Thread.  In the viral video it's made clear that 'white men can be Amy Coopers too' and we receive an incredible description of what character traits exist in an Amy Cooper.  Our jaws drop from the information we learn and at the same time we rejoice when we find out what actions have been set forth to change the future of Broadway. While our focus is on understanding racism in theatre we also took some time to learn more about what it's like to work on the set of "Dear White People" and get the scoop on whats coming up for one of our favorite Netflix and HBO stars!   Griffin Matthews has been making a difference in our world for a VERY long time and you'll find out all the ways!  You'll also learn his NETFLIX pick of the week so grab your jar of MUMGRY and find a comfortable space because this is our longest episode to date and we hope you enjoy every second of it. Follow @griffinsthread and let us know what you think of this episode @mumgry on IG.
56:55
July 23, 2020
Open Letter to Queen Bey & Zerina Akers + Mark & Denise Interview
Open Letter to Queen Bey & Zerina Akers + Mark & Denise Interview
Following a surreal week, Lilian shares an open letter to Beyonce & Zerina Akers a Costume Designer, Wardrobe Curator and Founder of @Black.Owned.Everything Izzy and Lilian are then joined by Iowa based couple Mark Gronsalzki and Dr Denise Martinez.  Mark works in corporate for one of the largest companies in the world and Dr. Denise Martinez is an Associate Dean and clinician in the Department of Family Medicine as well as the Assistant Dean of the Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiative at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. She is currently the faculty advisor for the Student National Medical Association, a medical student association focused on minority health.   We cover an array of topics, you don't want to miss this episode! Thank you for tuning in and sharing with your friends. Let us know what you think @mumgry on IG.
59:36
July 01, 2020
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 4 - Dr MJ Rwigema Drops Knowledge On Us
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 4 - Dr MJ Rwigema Drops Knowledge On Us
On this very important, eye opening and informative episode Dr. MJ Rwigema (aka Lilian's cousin) joins us for a very relevant and essential conversation about racism against black people. If you are living on this earth you DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE!  This episode is FREE HIGH EDUCATION from a black woman Doctor with a masters in social work, professor at York University for the past 4 years and former professor at the University of Toronto for 5 years.  Not to mention she has nearly twenty years of community/social work experience that includes mental health counselling/therapy, arts-based education, community-based research, group facilitation and documentary filmmaking working primarily with Black, racialized, immigrant and LGBTQ communities. In addition to her nearly 20 years of social work practice experience, as a researcher and scholar, MJ’s work focuses on the interlinkages between political ‘voice’ and ‘healing’ from trauma for politically targeted groups.  Specifically, her research is focused on: 1. The perspectives and experiences of Rwandan-Canadian genocide survivors on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its impacts on Rwandan-Canadian individuals and communities; 2. Social work with LGBTQ communities; 3. Histories of anti-racist activism and resistance to white nationalism. In her free time, MJ enjoys vipassana meditation, basketball, reading fiction and creative writing.   We hope you enjoy this very special episode.  Thank you for your time and please share with your friends and family. Let us know what you think or take aways on social media @mumgry
01:01:49
June 18, 2020
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 3 - Some Good News + Special Guest Shane Eli
Mumgry SZN 2 Ep 3 - Some Good News + Special Guest Shane Eli
LA based music producer Shane Eli joins us for an in depth conversation about current events, BLM movement, company responses, conversations with our non-black friends this week and much more! You might want to grab a jar of MUMGRY for this one because we leave nothing off the table. Warning: EXPLICIT language is used.  Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe and share with your friends.
55:02
June 05, 2020
MUMGRY SZN 2 Episode 2 - Black Lives Matter
MUMGRY SZN 2 Episode 2 - Black Lives Matter
On this episode we discuss our experiences as black women in Vancouver and mothers raising black children.  We share how we plan to prepare our children for this world and touch on the importance of parents discussing race relations regardless of the race of their child.  We give honest answers to questions we don't necessarily enjoy reflecting on..."Would people be responding and paying as much attention if we weren't in the midst of a pandemic? We cancelled vacations, cancelled jobs, cancelled shopping, cancelled restaurants, cancelled parks, cancelled sports, cancelled live entertainment, cancelled life as we know it...did it take cancellation of damn near everything to gain attention to a modern day lynching in broad daylight and the issues that have faced black people for hundreds of years? And what happens next?" We discuss the #blacklivesmatter movement, protests and GOOD progress being made.  We honour and remember the countless black people killed by cops.   Overall, this was not an easy episode for us to record...we are exhausted and our emotions are running  high but coming together to share has always been our way of processing our feelings each time a black life is taken from this earth.  Rest in power George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade . Say their names. No more hashtags.
46:35
June 01, 2020
Mumgry Podcast SZN 2 - Episode 1
Mumgry Podcast SZN 2 - Episode 1
It feels like we are getting through this pandemic one snack at a time. How are you holding up? How are your kids doing? What are your plans post-pandemic? Are you still going to work? Will you have a new hairstyle and outlook on life when this is past us? Are you embracing your natural unsupported beauty? Nails are in desperate need of a manicure and everyone is embracing their greys. What are you missing the most? The bar, gym, daycare, friends, your family?  We plan to dig deep over the next few weeks but in this episode we do a quick health check and share what we've seen online and what's kept us entertained. We've missed the podcast and your comments. Hit us up @mumgry with your thoughts on everything we discuss. We'll be hosting a live chat to take your questions next week before we post our next episode. xo
38:32
April 10, 2020
Mumgry Ep26 - How Do You Want to Look Walking Into 2020? - Nov 5, 2019
Mumgry Ep26 - How Do You Want to Look Walking Into 2020? - Nov 5, 2019
How Do You Want to Look Walking Into 2020? Would you like to be rocking a new hairdo? How about a new makeup or skincare routine? What about your eating habits - are you happy with them? Do you like what's in your closet or do you need a new style to match a new attitude?  On this super fun episode we are joined by special guest Mark Gronzalski to discuss our hair regiments, challenges, discoveries and personal appearances over the past 10 years.  We also unleash our thoughts on the trending topic #ChristmasShaming and give you not 1 but 2 #mumgrynetflixpickoftheweek Tune in and spread the word! #mumgry #staymumgry #newdecade #2020
49:38
November 05, 2019
Mumgry Ep25 - Is My Babies Diet Anyone's Business? - Oct 28, 2019
Mumgry Ep25 - Is My Babies Diet Anyone's Business? - Oct 28, 2019
Have you ever had someone weight in on your child's diet? Or perhaps you've weighted in one someone else's kids diet and never thought twice about it. We discuss whether it's right or wrong and make it personal. You don't want to miss this episode.  To top it off we chat about the hottest topic on the planet #halloween and give you our #MumgryNetflixPickOfTheWeek Tune in and spread the word (pun intended). #mumgry 
40:58
October 29, 2019
Mumgry Ep24 - How To Not Go Broke Over the Holidays & Interview w/ Big Sleeps - Oct 22, 2019
Mumgry Ep24 - How To Not Go Broke Over the Holidays & Interview w/ Big Sleeps - Oct 22, 2019
On this episode we are joined by actor, writer, producer and host of Hollywood North Radio, William ‘Big Sleeps’ Stewart. You’ve seen him in the Seth Rogen produced Netflix movie, “Game Over, Man” where he plays bad guy Rodge. He’s also in an upcoming Netflix show called Torn that tackles racism and a new Netflix police drama called Coffee & Kareem starring one of our favourites Taraji P Henson and Ed Helms. We start the episode covering what’s popping on the gram! #ladygaga Did you see her fall off stage with a fan? Do celebrities need to keep bringing fans on stage in 2020? We chat with our special guest Big Sleeps about peanut butter, the current state of the acting world, how to not go broke over the holidays and then top it off with our #mumgrynetflixpickoftheweek tune in and tell a friend! Available on all platforms #mumgry
01:01:29
October 22, 2019
Mumgry Ep23 - Going Out in Your 30s - Oct 15, 2019
Mumgry Ep23 - Going Out in Your 30s - Oct 15, 2019
Do Mom's get R&R and proper recovery time when they're feeling under the weather? Do they get soup delivered to their bedside and a chance to catch up on some reading while tending to a common cold? We answer these questions with no filter before discussing what it's like to go out in your 30s. Later on in the program we share the fragment of hopeful news related to the heartbreaking Atatiana Jefferson shooting.  Last we give you our super addicting Mumgry Netflix Pick of the Week! Tune in and spread the word on Mumgry! @mumgry on all social platforms and the podcast is available on all streaming platforms. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify today! Thank you for tuning in #staymumgry
23:56
October 16, 2019
Mumgry Ep22 Mumgry Pop Up Recap & Falling Into Basic Szn - Oct 8, 2019
Mumgry Ep22 Mumgry Pop Up Recap & Falling Into Basic Szn - Oct 8, 2019
The Mumgry Pop Up Shop/Launch took place on Saturday, Oct 5th and we thank each and every person that attended and/or spread the word about Mumgry! Mumgry Smooth Peanut Butter and Mumgry Chocolate Peanut Butter are available NOW @thegardenstrathcona go get your jar today! We kick off this cozy fall episode with a recap of the Mumgry event and then get into a funny conversation about, "Falling Into Basic Szn" and what that exactly entails.  We also discuss a few things trending on the gram; from trackstar, mother and activist Allyson Felix breaking one of Usain Bolt's records to Tyler Perry becoming the first black owner of a major film studio to gymnast Simon Biles inventing two jaw dropping gymnastic moves that are making headline news. To cap it off we share our #MumgryNetflixPickOfTheWeek Tune in and tell a friend! Hit us up on Instagram with your thoughts on this episode and what you'd like us to discuss in future episodes. 
39:44
October 08, 2019
Mumgry Ep21 - Canadian vs US Thanksgiving & More - Oct 1, 2019
Mumgry Ep21 - Canadian vs US Thanksgiving & More - Oct 1, 2019
Canadian Thanksgiving is around the corner and so is the Mumgry Pop Up event! We give you tips for keeping off the Thanksgiving bulge, debate our essential dishes and share a few recipes that include Mumgry Smooth Peanut Butter. We also let you know whats popping on the gram #willsmith #superbowlhalftime #skincare #jlo #shakira and we give you our #MumgryNetflixPickOfTheWeek Spread the love and tell a friend #Mumgry
25:31
October 01, 2019
Mumgry Ep20 - Vacationing While Moming - Sep 24, 2019
Mumgry Ep20 - Vacationing While Moming - Sep 24, 2019
You plan a family vacation...book a vacation...pack all the bags...and then the vacation begins. You know everything and therefore you do everything. Do Mom's get a vacation while vacationing or are we all in need of a Nanny or Grandparents to have a good time. Tune in to hear our FOMO moments on vacation. Then we celebrate the big Emmy Winner's and give you our Mumgry Netflix Pick of the Week. Stay connected @mumgry on all social platforms. Spread the word! #staymumgry
25:22
September 24, 2019
Mumgry Ep19 - Raising 2 Under 2 & Cuffin Szn - Sept 20, 2019
Mumgry Ep19 - Raising 2 Under 2 & Cuffin Szn - Sept 20, 2019
Izzy is back from her vacation to Mexico. Lilian's brother and his wife are raising 2 boys under 2. On this special episode recorded in Edmonton we are joined by Lilian's family to talk discuss what it's truly like raising 2 under 2, cuffin szn (listen to the episode for the definition), debate the iphone vs android, share our Mumgry Netflix pick of the week and crack jokes left and right. You don't want to miss it! Tune in now. Available on all platforms. Tell a friend and spread the love. Big THANK YOU to Victor, Paul, George, Jess and Justin for being a part of our conversation.
48:36
September 20, 2019
Mumgry Ep18 - Date Night Vancouver & LA - Sep 10, 2019
Mumgry Ep18 - Date Night Vancouver & LA - Sep 10, 2019
"What should we do for date night?" Whether you are in a relationship or going on a first date, figuring out what to do can be annoying at times. Not to worry, we've got more than a few ideas to keep your calendar full. On this episode Lilian runs down a list of date night ideas and feeds you news on Mumgry Smooth Peanut Butter while Izzy soaks in the sun in Mexico at an epic destination wedding. Tune in and get excited for your next date night. Plus we deliver what's popping on the gram and our Mumgry Netflix Pick of the Week. P.S. Happy Birthday Andrea!
36:17
September 10, 2019
Mumgry Ep17 - Life as a Mom & Entrepreneur Interview w/ Sonia Chhinji - Sep 3, 2019
Mumgry Ep17 - Life as a Mom & Entrepreneur Interview w/ Sonia Chhinji - Sep 3, 2019
We chat with Sonia Chhinji the co-founder of Woodlot about life as a Mom and Entrepreneur.  Woodlot is a health, beauty, and wellness company that handcrafts home and body basics infused with pure ingredients, timeless tradition, and cherished ritual.  In addition to sharing her experiences, Sonia gave us a breakdown of her travel essentials and tips for lighter travel.  Tune in to also find out what's popping on the gram and Netflix! 
52:50
September 03, 2019
Mumgry Ep16 - Back To School - Aug 27, 2019
Mumgry Ep16 - Back To School - Aug 27, 2019
When we were kids September felt like January - going back to school was the beginning of our year. We wore our best outfits and if we were lucky we made new friends but, what's it like today? What do kids, particularly little kids look forward to? What are they learning? We interview Izzy's four year old girl Marlee for the scoop on how to be prepared for school.  We also reminisce about our Back to School experiences, weight in on the Popeye's chicken sandwich craze and give you our Netflix Pick of the Week. Enjoy and be sure to share your Back to School memories in the comments! #mumgry
46:41
August 27, 2019
Mumgry Ep15 - Biracial Parenting w/ Special Guest Paloma Cotton - Aug 20, 2019
Mumgry Ep15 - Biracial Parenting w/ Special Guest Paloma Cotton - Aug 20, 2019
For this very important topic, we chatted with Denver based Lifestyle Blogger, Wife and Mompreneur Paloma Cotton. As a mother to a hispanic and black baby girl, Paloma shares her experiences and plans for introducing both cultures to her daughter.  Later in the program we discuss the Jay-Z NFL Kaepernick soap opera and give you our Netflix Pick of the Week. Tune in and tell/tag your friends! Join the conversation @mumgry on all social platforms.
43:04
August 20, 2019
Mumgry Ep14 - Finding Zen During Hectic Times - Aug 13, 2019
Mumgry Ep14 - Finding Zen During Hectic Times - Aug 13, 2019
What do you do when sh*t hits the fan or when you're so busy that you can't think anymore? We share a few ways we like to find our zen and we would love to hear from you! How do you unwind or relax during stressful times? Back to School is around the corner so we could all use a few tips on finding zen. We also share a trending topic on Instagram and introduce the first snack food from Mumgry, Smooth Peanut Butter made with ONLY peanuts! You'll also love this weeks Mumgry pick of the week! Share your thoughts with us on Instagram, follow @mumgry Sidenote: the sound quality on this episode is shi*t due to our locations. We'll have much better sound in our next episode.
34:15
August 13, 2019
Mumgry Ep13 PT2 Wedding Szn & Marriage - Aug 6, 2019
Mumgry Ep13 PT2 Wedding Szn & Marriage - Aug 6, 2019
Part 2! We are smack dab in the middle of #weddingszn Do you smell love in the air or nah? Also does society still believe that first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage? We discuss all things wedding and marriage related in our special 2 part episode. Tune in and join our conversation by commenting and sharing your wedding experiences. Follow @mumgry and tag your friends.
27:04
August 06, 2019
Mumgry Ep13 - Wedding Szn & Marriage - July 30, 2019
Mumgry Ep13 - Wedding Szn & Marriage - July 30, 2019
We are smack dab in the middle of #weddingszn Do you smell love in the air or nah? Also does society still believe that first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage? We discuss all things wedding and marriage related in our special 2 part episode. Plus we let you know what's poppin on the gram and give you our #mumgrynetflixpick of the week! Tune in and join our conversation by commenting and sharing your wedding experiences. Follow @mumgry and tag your friends.
29:09
July 30, 2019
Mumgry Ep12 - Making Parent Friends - July 23, 2019
Mumgry Ep12 - Making Parent Friends - July 23, 2019
Making parent friends...is it easy? Is it necessary? Where do you find friendly parents? We break it all down plus we go down a few fun rabbit holes and discuss our lives as kids and the relationships our parents had with other parents. Plus we discuss the Lion King! Did you know Jay-Z is Rwandan? Lilian questions whether or not she's related to HOV and Izzy recites the Circle of Life. Last, we talk about our Netflix Pick of the Week! You don't want to miss this episode. Spread the word! Tag a friend.
35:07
July 22, 2019
Mumgry Ep11 - Summer Traditions - July 16, 2019
Mumgry Ep11 - Summer Traditions - July 16, 2019
What's your summer tradition? On today's mini episode Lilian shares some of her most memorable summer traditions. Plus what's popping on the gram and Netflix.
10:18
July 16, 2019
Mumgry Ep10 - Izzy Had a Baby & the Earth Shook - July 9, 2019
Mumgry Ep10 - Izzy Had a Baby & the Earth Shook - July 9, 2019
Leading up to our big 10th episode our very own Izzy delivered a beautiful baby girl and days later the earth shook! (We can't make this stuff up) Izzy shares baby Baylee's birth story and what she was doing in LA when the two earthquakes happened. Plus we give you our Netflix pick of the week and let you know whats popping on the gram. Tune in and tell a friend!
43:10
July 09, 2019
Mumgry Ep9 - Interview with a Zaddy - George M - June 25, 2019
Mumgry Ep9 - Interview with a Zaddy - George M - June 25, 2019
Do men have a ticking biological clock like women? If so, when does it start ticking??? We have answers and we put our friend George in the hot seat and asked questions about his biological clock. Plus we share what's poppin' on the gram and give you the goods on Netflix with our #mumgrynetflixpick of the week!
34:24
June 25, 2019
Mumgry Ep8 - Interview with a Zaddy - Troy Jackson - June 18, 2019
Mumgry Ep8 - Interview with a Zaddy - Troy Jackson - June 18, 2019
Troy Jackson wears many hats! How many? You’ll need both hands to count. In addition to being beautiful, black, gay and Nova Scotian, Troy is an amazing Toronto based performer, writer, activist and President at Masjid el-Tawhid Unity Mosque - a gender equal, queer-affirming place of healing. Hold tight, we’re just getting started! Troy is also a co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop which is the first Canadian and longest surviving queer bookstore WORLDWIDE!  Serving the LGBTQ community since 1970! This year Troy went back home to Nova Scotia and acted as the director of The Emerging Lens Film Festival. Oh and did we mention Troy is a twin?! To top it all off, Troy is a husband and father to a beautiful 2 year old boy. As a former Vancouver resident Troy opens up about why he moved to Toronto, life as a father and shares a bit of black history in Nova Scotia. Listen and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Check out TroyJackson.ca for more info on his work and updates on upcoming shows. #StayMumgry
01:01:58
June 18, 2019
Mumgry Ep7 - Interview With A Zaddy - June 11, 2019
Mumgry Ep7 - Interview With A Zaddy - June 11, 2019
We interview a real life Zaddy and get the scoop on what it's like to become a father for the first time. Plus we get a Zaddy Netflix Pick of the Week and discuss what's poppin on the gram! #ZaddyMonth
43:16
June 11, 2019
Mumgry Ep6 - Breaking News on Zaddy - June 4, 2019
Mumgry Ep6 - Breaking News on Zaddy - June 4, 2019
Father's day is this month and we have some breaking news on the word "Zaddy"! What is a Zaddy? Who is worthy of the Zaddy title? Listen to find out! Plus we chat about donuts for a record amount of time and give you an update on the latest recall and share what's popping on the gram and Netflix. #mumgrynetflixpick #staymumgry
30:50
June 04, 2019
Mumgry Ep5 - Postpartum - May 28, 2019
Mumgry Ep5 - Postpartum - May 28, 2019
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness month?  We raise questions about postpartum depression, share astonishing facts and connect with Izzy's longtime bestie Keona Morrison, an incredible mama of two and wife who opens up about her own experience with postpartum depression. Plus we let you know what's popping on the gram and share our #MumgryNetflixPickOfTheWeek
34:48
May 28, 2019
Mumgry Ep4 - Non Parent Friends Continued Pt 2:2
Mumgry Ep4 - Non Parent Friends Continued Pt 2:2
Enjoy part 2 of our conversation with Sarah Husain about friendship between non parents and parents. Plus find out what's popping on the gram and find a spot on your couch for our Mumgry Netflix pick of the week!
39:32
May 23, 2019
Mumgry Ep4 - Non Parent Friends Continued Pt 1:2
Mumgry Ep4 - Non Parent Friends Continued Pt 1:2
After listening to our last episode on “Non Parent Friends” our brilliant and beautiful friend and President of FACE BC, Sarah Husain wrote us an email/thesis in response. Her thoughts were so honest and raw that we asked her to be on the show! Sarah opens up and tells us what our “non-parent friends” might be saying about their “parent-friends” and shares her own experiences as a bestie to a new Mama. To read Sarah’s email visit the link and then listen to our very truthful conversation. Plus we give you our #mumgrynetflixpick of the week and discuss what's popping on the gram!(2 parts - 2nd part coming soon...)
36:31
May 22, 2019
Mumgry Ep3 - Non Parent Friends - May 14, 2019
Mumgry Ep3 - Non Parent Friends - May 14, 2019
What about your friends? *TLC voice Did you lose your friends after becoming a parent? Do you still hang out with your nonparent besties? How do you maintain your friendships after becoming a parent? We answer all these questions plus we let you know whats sizzling on the gram and feed you our #MumgryNetflixPick of the week! Join the conversation on social media @mumgry on instagram, twitter and facebook
21:25
May 14, 2019
Mumgry Ep2 - Mama Boobs & Body - May 7, 2019
Mumgry Ep2 - Mama Boobs & Body - May 7, 2019
Do your boobs sag low do they wobble to and fro? Lilian & Isabelle tell the truth and nothing but the truth about their bodies before, during and post pregnancy. Do we love our new bodies or will we have surgery? What changes do our bodies go through? Plus we discuss what's hot on the gram and share this week's Mumgry Netflix pick of the week. In honor of Mother's day we made this episode extra long so sit back, relax and enjoy your "me time".
59:34
May 07, 2019
Mumgry Ep1 - Stay Mumgry - April 30, 2019
Mumgry Ep1 - Stay Mumgry - April 30, 2019
Hosts Lilian Umurungi-Jung and Isabelle Alexander kick off the very first episode of the Mumgry Podcast! Are you becoming your mother? Tune in to find out + we discuss Queen Bey's latest big announcement and share our Mumgry Netflix pick of the week. One is based in Vancouver and the other is in LA - two besties from highschool spill the tea on motherhood and share what's worthy of your precious time on the gram and Netflix.
32:23
April 29, 2019