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The Maven Life

The Maven Life

By Miranda Woodruff
Welcome to The Maven Life podcast! Sharing inspiring, uplifting, and hilarious stories on marriage, motherhood, and everything in between. Let’s get candid and real about the things that matter!
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Perseverance & balancing career life & motherhood! With special guest Ashley Blake
Join me as I chat with Ashely Blake about how she managed to pursue her PhD along with a variety of other degrees all while raising her children. Mom life is HARD. But it doesn't mean that our dreams have to be a thing of the past. Learning ways to pivot and continue to pursue your dreams as a mom is healthy!  You can connect with Ashley on Facebook here: Email: Don't forget to connect with me if you haven't already! Screenshot this episode and tag me to let me know you are listening! Also leave a review if you are enjoying your time with The Maven Life Podcast!  Instagram: Facebook: TikTok: Blog:
January 14, 2021
I’m sure I’ll lose followers for this. DO NOT LISTEN if you don’t want to hear my political rant 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈
Yesterday was a shit show and I’m not vibing with the hypocrisy. Just wanted to chat.
January 7, 2021
Without Love We Are Nothing
Taking a moment to share my thoughts on my devotional today. It’s something I’ve personally been struggling with. Anyone else? Make sure to screenshot today’s episode and share it on your social media! Don’t forget to tag me @themavenlifewithmw
December 29, 2020
Why I’m throwing away GOALS for 2021
I’m definitely needing a spirit/heart change for 2021. Anyone else feel a shift happening?
December 15, 2020
Racism, Black Lives Matter, & Using Your Voice for Change with Kimberly Baltimore
Join me as I chat with Black Lives Matter member Kimberly Baltimore. Kimberly shares her experience as a mother handling racism and using her voice to evoke change in her small town. Follow Kimberly on Instagram at and Facebook at
December 14, 2020
Covid Boundaries with Family
My inbox has been flooding lately with people asking me for advice on how to handle family & setting boundaries with covid. I figured this would be the best way to address them all!! Let’s be friends! Follow me on my socials found on my website at
December 7, 2020
Navigating motherhood, life, & a stage 3 cancer diagnosis with my girl Mal.
Join me and my friend Mal as she shares for the first time ever her experience battling stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma while raising her son. Her positive outlook on life and her silly sense of humor are sure to inspire you all! Let me know if you’d like to hear more episodes with Mal and I chatting about other topics too! And don’t forget to screenshot when you listen and tag me! Let’s be friends! Connect with me on all of my social media platforms at
December 5, 2020
My MLM experience, why I left, what I learned, & where I am now.
Join me as I share my personal experience with MLM. Have you ever been in an MLM company? If so, what was your experience?! Connect with me on social media and let me know! If you’re listening to this take a screen shot and tag me in a post letting me know! Hope you all enjoy.
December 2, 2020
Thanksgiving, losing my job, & goals for 2021
Let’s catch up! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. I have done new things happening in my life & wanted to sit down & chat. Tell me...what’re some of your goals for 2021? Let’s be friends! Follow me on my socials at
November 30, 2020
National Women's Entrepreneur Day! Let's chat with female entrepreneur Heather Hermiz about making money online, body image, and motherhood!
***PROFANITY WARNING*** It's National Women's Entrepreneur Day today! I decided to air this episode early because it seemed fitting for todays guest. Let's chat with female entrepreneur Heather Hermiz about making money online, body image, and motherhood!  If you enjoyed this episode please post a screenshot to your FB or IG of you listening and tag me! @themavenlifewithmw or feel free to leave a review on apple iTunes! Follow Heather at: Lets be friends! Follow me at: 
November 20, 2020
God Smacked Me In The Face With Some Truth Today
I’ve been struggling through PPD really hard this week. As well as other depression related issues. I decided to take some time to actually read through my Bible today after my devotional and it was as if God himself smacked me in the face with some truth! Listen as I share my heart & discovery from today’s devotional.
November 13, 2020
Mom shaming, swear words, & judgement. Things I’m struggling with.
Grab a coffee and let’s have a vent session today...because ya girl is irritated 😂🤦🏻‍♀️
November 9, 2020
2020 The Year of Surrender
I’m up early today & enjoying some quiet time with my devotional. I wanted to share part of what I am reading. It really touched my heart & I hope it touches yours too! Let’s connect:
November 2, 2020
Life after Miscarriage and the Journey to Parenthood with Angela Collins
**TRIGGER WARNING LOSS** Angela Collins is a dear friend of mine who has experienced unimaginable loss. She is such a kind hearted, funny, and positive person so many may not know all that she gone through. Tonight's episode she shares her experience with pregnancy loss and how it has impacted her and her husband and what the future may hold on their journey to parenthood.   Please give Angela a follow: TikTok: angelamcollins And as always you can connect with me on all of my socials listed at:
October 30, 2020
My TRIGGER from 2020 🤬
Just some thoughts that have been weighing on my heart for a while now. Parker is napping and I felt like chatting with you all! Let’s connect!
October 28, 2020
Politics, Christianity, And all the things you're NOT supposed to talk about! How can we have productive and healthy conversations with people with opposing views?
Join me, my brother Tom, cousin Tori, & bestie Abby as we chat about politics & christianity/religion. 2 topics that tend to bring out the worst in people. I personally have struggled in 2020 with NOT having an emotional response to those I feel discriminate against others...but the way I have come across and my tone is truly what makes the difference in how the conversation will go. Have you struggled with this in 2020? or even before this year? Why is it that we are told to avoid these topics when they BOTH are so important to everyone? Whether you agree with the view points we share or not I think this episode truly sheds light on some interesting perspectives on why these conversations can turn sour and what we can do to try and change that.  Don't forget to screenshot when you're listening and tag me @themavenlifewithmw :) **Some profanity is in this episode** Lets connect!
October 25, 2020
COVID19, WIDOWHOOD, MOTHERHOOD with special guest Kristi Taphouse
**Trigger Warning: Family Loss** Join me and my special guest Kristi Taphouse as she shares her personal story with COVID19, the loss of her husband, & how she is currently navigating through motherhood.  Connect with me at:
October 22, 2020
My battle through postpartum depression
**Trigger warning** My current battle as a new mom through postpartum depression. Motherhood can be amazing...but there are also a lot of struggles that come along with it! Let’s talk about it. Make sure to tag me on social media when you’re listening!! You can find all of my social accounts at
October 20, 2020
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month: My Miscarriage Story
**TRIGGER WARNING** I am 1 in 4 and here is my story. Since my miscarriage I have given birth to a beautiful baby boy however my previous miscarriage definitely impacted my entire pregnancy. I encourage you all to take a moment this month to reach out to anyone you may know who has gone through this. Be an ear. And if you have gone through this don’t be afraid to share your story. You are a mother and that deserves to be acknowledged!
October 16, 2020
Welcome to The Maven Life Podcast!
I’m so happy to be starting this podcast! I can’t wait to share more episodes with you all. Feel free to send me any suggestions of topics you would love to have me cover or people you would love to hear me interview. To connect with me on social media check out my website ❤️🙌🏻
October 16, 2020