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The Unstressed Mama

The Unstressed Mama

By Alison, Kelsey & Melissa Hosts
How many times have you wondered how to manage the endless stress of being a mom? Looking after the kids, keeping your husband happy, and trying to live your life at the same time; it's hard! Meet copywriter Alison Rodden, Strength & Running coach Melissa Szurovy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy Kelsey Decker. They are three Moms with different backgrounds who have one thing in common. They want to say goodbye to the stress in their lives. Listen in as they teach and learn about ways to make Mom life more relaxed and fun.
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Episode #37: 4 Things That THIS Physical Therapist Wants You To Know
The Unstressed mama’s are flying solo again! In this week’s episode, Kelsey steps up on her physical therapy soap box and shares 4 things she wishes that everyone knew about postpartum recovery, fitness, and finding the right physical therapist. With such a wide range, there is something that everyone needs to hear in this week’s episode! Enjoy! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
31:32
September 15, 2021
Episode #36: Alison: On Following Your Passion
The Unstressed Mamas go solo this week.  The episode is with Alison.  She discusses what can happen when you start following your passion.  Recently inspired by the book, "The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari," by Robin Sharma, she has made some pretty big changes in her life recently.  From changing the focus of her business to taking up the piano after a 35 year hiatus, she'll tell you all about it here.   If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
25:14
September 1, 2021
Episode #35: Updates from The Unstressed Mamas
PODCAST UPDATES!! Making some changes to keep us hosts as unstressed as you are mama!  Switching to a season format and biweekly episode release are a few of the changes. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
02:57
August 25, 2021
Episode #34: The Family Pet: Do they really relieve stress?
As pet owners, we are all too familiar with how much our kids love our pets.  And as much as the kids enjoy having the fur-siblings, do those furry kids of yours bring you joy and relieve your stress too?  I'd love to say the answer is a resounding YES! here, but, spoiler alert... Alison's family has a new kitten and Melissa's family rescued a 18month old pup in 7 months ago.  So, we give some suggestions as to how you can make the transition with a new pet less-stressful, based on our experiences, heavily weighing on our most recent adjustments!!! So listen in to see how those furbabies make their way into your families and your hearts!! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
49:04
August 18, 2021
Episode #33: Back to School, Business as Usual?
It's that time again! Back to school is coming soon, if it hasn't already!! Not everyone in the US starts back at the same time, so you're kids may already be back or you still have some time if they start after Labor Day (like Melissa's kids do)! But nonetheless, the stress of summer is still hot on our heels as we transition back to the School Year. Bedtime enforcements, busy mornings, packing lunches, breakfast on the go... just to name a few of those returning stressors in life. We go through some ways to minimize the stress of the changing schedule as it will be here before you know it. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
31:15
August 11, 2021
Episode #32: How to help your kids reach big goals with Nicole Orji
Join us as we chat with Nicole Orji - mom of 4 high achieving children. To say each child has excelled in their area of talent would be an understatement. Her children are a published author, graduate of the Juilliard School, 2x Olympian and a dance student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Nicole shares with us how she guided each of her children to their own greatness, with goal setting in their youth and the unending support of a mother. Check out Nicole's daughter Keturah, 2 time Olympian, at her webiste https://www.keturahorji.com/ and follow her on Instagram @ktorr1 and her daughter Rachel's dancing on Instagram @r.8chl. If you'd like to reach out to Nicole, you can reach her on her Facebook Page.  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
01:01:32
August 4, 2021
Episode #31: Learn how to feel more confident and motivated by balancing your solar plexus
We have Dawn Heywood, of Dawn's Yoga & Wellness back again to talk about the 3rd chakra: the Solar Plexus.  Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach? That is your solar plexus talking to you! In this episode, we talk about what the solar plexus is, where it's located and what you can do at home to clear it if it's blocked.  Dawn also answered Alison's question from the last episode with Dawn about the connection with the colors that are associated with each chakra.   As a reminder you can follow Dawn on social media channels: IG @dawnsyoga_and_wellness, FB Dawn's Yoga and Wellness or get information about her online yoga classes at www.dawnheywood.com. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
01:04:45
July 28, 2021
Episode #30: What would you say to your younger self???
Join Alison & Melissa as they share what they would say to their younger selves.  We each came up with three items (not planned) and as you listen, none of them were the same, however, there was a relationship between them that just made recording this episode super fun! I'm sure you will find at least one of these useful to you, or even as a parent!!!  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
56:44
July 21, 2021
Episode #29: Let’s be Real, Summer is Stressful
So many people build up summer like it will be some mythical and awesome wonderland. The kids will have a blast, Mom will get a chance to relax and read so many books, and let’s not forget summer trips! It’s going to be incredible! But then it happens and we are often just as stressed out as we were every other time of the year.  Maybe even more so because the schedule gets a little loose. Join Melissa, Alison, and Kelsey as they dish some real talk about summer with businesses, jobs, and kids! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
32:47
July 14, 2021
Episode #28: Parenting Series Part 7: Kids and Sleep
Welcome back to the seventh episode in our parenting series. Everything from weight gain to chronic illness can be traced back to a lack of sleep. It’s basically a given that having a newborn will greatly impact your sleep.  But what after those first few months?  Shouldn’t we be able to sleep again? How do we teach our kids healthy sleep habits? Listen in to find out what guest, sleep expert Erica Threet, has to say on the matter. And learn why she says “toddlers are short on skills but long on will.” You can see more of Erica’s content on her Instagram page, OneRestedMama. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
45:46
July 7, 2021
Episode #27: Parenting Series Part 6: Managing Stress When Your Child is Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness
This episode is a bit different than most of ours, but it does have a good ending. Our guest is sharing with us how her son was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while in college.  From the onset of symptoms to post-diagnosis care, we have Alison's sister, Dianna Wilson, to share her story, as a mom of a child with a chronic illness.  Listen in as Dianna shares how her life changed during the time between severe symptom onset, how she assisting her son's management of the autoimmune disease today, and how he managed her stress throughout all of these events.  If you have any questions for Dianna, she can be reached as a member in our Facebook Group: The Unstressed Mamas. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
01:00:53
June 30, 2021
Episode #26: Parenting Series Part 5: Mom Hacks
Coming back for the 5th episode in the parenting series where we each share some of our favorite #momhacks.  From getting your kids to eat their veggies, get some movement in, read good books and sleep through the night, listen to what we do with our kids to get them to do what we want (wink).  Leaving a lot out so you can check out what we have to say. We definitely had fun here and all of these are totally doable for you and your kids. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
54:19
June 24, 2021
Episode #25: Parenting Series Part 4: "Me Time" and why you NEED it
Welcome Back to Part 4 of the Parenting Series. We take a bit of a turn here to talk about "me time" and why you NEED it. Being upfront, this is not equivalent to "self care".  We give our interpretation of what "me time" means as a mama and how it looks different for every one and how it differs from the buzz word "self care".  Tune in to hear our thoughts and some examples of how you get some time away, even on a budget!  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
51:48
June 16, 2021
Episode #24: Parent Series Part 3: What it's like to travel with kids
As we return to the 3rd episode in our parenting series, this week we talk about traveling with your littles.  This can be overwhelming and sooo many questions, regardless of your kid(s) ages! Do you fly or drive? What all do you take? How much time will you need? Are they too little? Will they drive you bonkers? ARE WE THERE YET?!?! We know that traveling with your kids can be STRESSFUL, but it can also be FUN!!! So, we share stories of our experiences of traveling with our kids and ultimately give you 3 tips for succeeding in having more FUN and less stress. But we can’t guarantee that you’ll get any less “Are we there yet?” questions 😜If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
45:30
June 9, 2021
Episode #23: Parenting Series Part 2: Kids & Money
Back with the second episode of our parenting series this week!!! Sometimes a bit of a touchy subject... Money $$$  When is too soon to talk about money with your children?  How do you approach the subject?  What do you do if you've "started too late"?  Listen in as we discuss some approaches and how you can talk about money without having to really talk about money.  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
51:21
June 2, 2021
Episode #22: Parenting Series Part 1: When & How to Introduce Kids to Fitness
We're back after a week off (for those of you listening real time!) And we are excited to offer another series for you, this time on Parenting. While we aren't parenting experts, between the three of us mamas, we have a total of 30 years of parenting so we have some exposure to share with you. Starting off, we will share how we have introduced fitness to our children, and how that may look different not only for each family, but for each child as well.  Some say exercise in front of you kids to set the example, some say: that's your time, don't let your kids interrupt and others take a more functional approach to just letting kids run around! Listen in and see how each of your hosts have approached fitness with their kids! As always, our point of views come from different angles and we hope that at least one of us will reach you where you are!  If you like what you have heard, subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review!  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or our ⭐️ new ⭐️  email at hello@unstressedmama.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
47:20
May 26, 2021
Episode #21: Business Series Part 5: Top 3 Hacks When Starting Out
The 5th and final episode of The Business Series is here!!! As independent online business owners ourselves, we have been there, literally! And we want you to know the ins and outs before you get started. Or if you are already starting, what you should do next. So we have provided a summary of the top three “hacks” when you’re starting out, and WHY! Join a group biz coach Ask for help Just do it! (Be like Nike!) By “hacks” you can think of these as action items that what we know helped us along the way and what we think will help you as you are considering taking on the role of biz owner! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
48:59
May 12, 2021
Episode #20: Business Series Part 4: Navigating Entrepreneurship as an Introvert w/Britney Thorton-Homco
This week we have The Course Creation Coach: Britney Thorton-Homco as our guest! Alison & Melissa chatted with her about what it was like to pivot in her own business as she has done just that, successfully, several times, and currently honing in to help the fellow introvert entrepreneurs. One of the biggest takeaways you'll find in this episode, is that once you start your business, it will change. So if you're thinking about it, get started!  Britney walks through the pivotal moments that changed; the why, how, when... and how they improved not only her business in terms of jobs, but in terms of quality of life!  Connect with Britney on Facebook, her Facebook Group: Women Introvert Entrepreneur Society (THE group for introverted entrepreneurs who want to launch their digital programs without burnout or overwhelm) and follow on Instagram @thecoursecreationcoach If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
56:58
May 5, 2021
Episode #19: Business Series Part 3: Copy writing skills: Not just for business owners w/Richard Fletcher
We can't wait for you to listen to this one!! Upfront, it is on the long side (just over 1hr 15 min) HOWEVER, it is totally worth your time. Our first male guest appears on the show: Richard Fletcher is a former professional gambler that shows coaches how to sell high ticket offers organically on Facebook.  (Those are his own words right off his Facebook Profile.) We talk about what is copy writing, when you should use it, who it is for and so much more. Then as we were wrapping up, asking him our 3 standard questions for a guest, and the interview tables seemed to turn and his coaching skills have left Alison and Melissa wondering why do we (moms) get so preoccupied with things that are months away, and out of our control?!?  Whether you're in business with yourself, a partner in direct sales/MLMs, or even in the corporate/executive world, improving your written communication with improved copy will go a long way!  Ready to get started? Check out Richard's Free 5 day copywriting challenge ‘Social Selling Mastery’ here!  You can also connect with him on IG @richardfletcherofficial and his FB profile mentioned above, If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
01:16:30
April 28, 2021
Episode #18: Business Series Part 2: Starting your online business from scratch
As a work-out of the home mom, you may be saying "I wish I was my own boss". As a stay-at-home mom, you may be saying "I am missing something." In both of those cases, I imagine that you have at least tossed around the idea of starting your own, possibly online business. Well, that is something that all 3 of your hosts have done. And while none of us are throwing in the towel after 2-3+ years, we have some thoughts and comments on what to expect when running your own online business.  Bottom line - you get complete flexibility #youretheboss, but it isn't all cupcakes and rainbows, and while I don't think any of us would take away what we started, we want you to know where some of the biggest stressors are, so you can go into the process with the expectations and keep yourself "unstressed"!!!  So tune in and check out what what our perspectives on starting your own, independent, online business looks like for us! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
57:04
April 21, 2021
Episode #17: Business Series Part 1: MLMs - A blessing or a curse?
As mamas, we're often looking for ways to provide for our families, have a purpose for ourselves and ultimately do these things in ways that bring us less stress!!!  As mompreneurs ourselves, each of us hosts have our own independent businesses, (which we tell you about in Episode #1: Meet the Mamas, check it out if you haven't yet!)  While we all have a passion for what we do in our businesses, there is a lot that we have learned along the way and collectively we will share those with you as well as have some guests on.  So if you have been wondering if mompreneurship may be something to look into, we are going to address it from several angles.  First up is Multi-Level Marketing Businesses. Love'em or hate'em??? I feel like this is a an answer that is usually either a hard YES or hard NO for many people!  In Part 1, we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of MLMs. And guess what, these have been around for ages! Melissa's grandma was an Avon lady for decades! Did you know that Avon was an MLM? This was something we had to look up! Full disclosure, Alison and Kelsey are both reps for MLMs, however, their current success is not their first MLM they have worked with. We discuss what we think is what helps make you as a rep a success in the MLM that you choose to represent! And maybe being a rep isn't for you. Next episode we will talk about the ins and outs that we have learned about being independent online business owners! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
46:17
April 14, 2021
Episode #16: The link between creativity and your love life---What to do when they are both in a slump
She's baaack!!! Dawn Heywood is back again!!! As we learn about the Sacral Chakra: where it is, what is "blocks" and how to clear it, we also found some interested connections, as we always do, as we embark on the journey to balance our chakras. The second chakra is above your root chakra (number 1) and can also be a factor in feeling grounded, as we talked about in Episode #10. If you've been just feeling off, perhaps a bit that creative side of your brain has shut down, or you feel like your sensuality/love life is in a slump, you may need to clear your Sacral Chakra. Talk about areas that can really cause some stress! Let's get unstressed! In this episode, Dawn gives you very basic movements that can help you clear this energy so that those creative juices flow and the passion returns! (No promises, but we can say doing some hip openers are good for just about anyone who sits all day). Also, can you guess the color of the Sacral Chakra????  Dawn Heywood is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher with My Vinyasa Practice. With training in LifePower Yoga and its roots in Ashtanga yoga, she offers a practice that balances movement with breath. Dawn’s passion is to teach her students to take time for themselves, slowing down and cultivating a practice that turns the attention inward. You can connect with Dawn on Facebook, Instagram or her website, which is where you can also sign up for her online yoga classes. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
41:58
April 7, 2021
Episode #15: What happens after #momlife, with Diane Michel
To the mamas in the thick of it, I’m sure your wondering similar questions: Will I ever be able to just sit back, relax without one more interruption? Am I doing enough for my child(den)? Am I doing TOO much?? How will I survive the teenage years? [barely surviving now, and recalling what you were like at 12-20 🥴] This week we interview a very special guest. Not only has she always been Melissa's number 1 fan, but she has been one of the Unstressed Mama's biggest supporters from DAY 1! She is a marathoner, health coach, and an inspiration to being for over 50! I’m super excited for you to listen to Alison and Melissa interview Melissa's mom, Diane Michel! Not only a great mom to 3 adults, but an amazing grandma to 6 awesome humans, and 3 furry-grand pups! She gives insights to the #momlife to #grandmalife. Oh and those handmade gifts you made 25-30 years ago, some are still around, like this bag!! A couple of the gems I took from this interview: “Two things you can bequeath to your children: roots and wings” “It may feel impossible but sometimes you just have to take the first step” But there are definitely more! You can connect with Diane on her facebook page for her daily #seeyouat6 live, instagram or you can email her at dianemaryfitfoundation@gmail.com If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
56:51
March 31, 2021
Episode #14: 3 Must Haves in your Budget
So you’ve finally started looking at your finances. You know you need to have a budget, but what stays and what goes? On the next episode of the podcast, you will find out what our own money coach, Alison, says what MUST stay in. Here is a sample of items you may find in your budget Utilities, Groceries, Buying in Bulk, Nutrition, Health, Pest Control, Vacations, College Savings, Maintenance-Car/Home, Retirement, Amazon Alison mentions a blog she wrote, which you can read here on the importance of hiring a coach (hint to one of the 3???) If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com Keep up to date with podcast happenings and each of your hosts at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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March 24, 2021
Episode #13: Listener Questions Answered!
What do Kinesio (KT) Tape, building your child's credit and zero drop shoes all have in common?  These are the 3 listener questions we answer for you on Episode 13!  We polled our audience in the Unstressed Mama facebook group for questions you have for us and we chose the following to address this week The first audience question we address is about using KT tape: What does it do? Can you do it at home? Can it be more damaging than beneficial? Next, we tackle a question from an unstressed papa: At what point should we add our children to our credit cards to establish their credit? Part of this answer isn't just the answer as to when, but Alison gives a recommendation of the Tuttle Twins book series (
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March 17, 2021
Episode #12: Overwhelm: When it's ok to let something go
Have you ever felt as though the world is moving on and you’re still stuck on last Thursday? As your hosts, we are committed to helping you find the best way to live less stressed. But that doesn’t mean we always have it all together all the time either. We push a recording back a day, then changed the topic last minute. In all of our circles, there was a common theme: OVERWHELM And all three of us were deep in it. Sure, we’ve discussed with our spouses, girlfriends, but we wanted to share with what we have been going through, how we realized we were at the brink, and what worked well to manage our stress and what didn’t! Tune in to hear our vulnerable description of how when you’re spinning too many plates, some will fall. And it’s ok. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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March 10, 2021
Episode #11: The Impact of a Mother's Mindset
On Episode 11, we talk with an expert in empowerment and mindset. And of course, how this affects not only mothers, but children too. Our guest, Sarah Lynnette throws out ah-has throughout this episode that you will just be like: "Oh, yessss!!! It totally clicks now". You may be thinking, I have tried mindset techniques and they don't work, or they're too overwhelming. But Sarah gives actionable items that are easily implemented in small steps. Listen in to start these methods and begin your positive mindset journey.  Sarah Lynnette is a Women’s Empowerment and Mindset Coach, co-author of Amazon’s best selling ebook, Impact: Amplifying Your Author Journey, and blogger. She is dedicated to transforming the mindset of women by identifying and removing obstacles caused by limiting beliefs. Sarah has been featured on Simply Woman and Upwards magazine.is an expert mindset coach. She has personally made a shift in mindset not just for herself, but for her 3 children.  You can connect with her at her website, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube: Sarah Lynnette. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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March 3, 2021
Episode #10: Getting Grounded-Energy and Stress
On episode 5, Dawn Heywood gave us an overview of the 7 chakras, or energy centers, and now we will take a deep dive into each of them, starting with a grounding meditation as an introduction to the root chakra. Have you ever craved walking barefoot through the grass? The sense of your bare feet on the earthen ground is re-connecting you to the earth. Makes you feel kinda like a kid again right?? And speaking of kids, they seem to gravitate toward these innate needs that, as adults, we tend to push those needs aside. This is all just a tidbit of the value of information that Dawn shares with us today. Kelsey and Alison both were able to relate the message into their own areas of expertise, which just goes to show that aligning our energy centers can help in all facets of life! And the best place to start is the base, at the root. And as Dawn says: “You practice yoga every day you just don’t realize it.” So tune in and see where you already do yoga and how you can turn that into an intentional practice. Dawn Heywood is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. With training in LifePower Yoga and its roots in Ashtanga yoga, she offers a practice that balances movement with breath. Dawn’s passion is to teach her students to take time for themselves, slowing down and cultivating a practice that turns the attention inward.  You can connect with Dawn on Facebook, Instagram or her website, which is where you can also sign up for her online yoga classes. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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February 24, 2021
Episode #9: Save Money, Stress Less
Our own Alison Rodden is the queen of rebate apps. She knows which ones give you the biggest bang for your buck (see what I did there) as well as which ones are good, but take a bit more effort. Not only does she know how to use the apps inside and out, she uses them herself! Her referral links to the apps can be found here! You can also hang out with her at her Money Matters Made Simple Facebook group! If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Money Matters Made Simple Facebook group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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February 17, 2021
Episode #8: The 5W's of Physical Therapy w/Doc Kelsey
On today's episode, we will go through the 5W's of Physical Therapy. Doc Kelsey, DPT, will be answering Who, What, Where, When and Why you should or could seek out a PT. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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February 10, 2021
Episode #7: Running: Causing stress or relieving stress?
Alison, Kelsey and Melissa each share a bit about their running history, where they are now, and whether you should pick up running to help you relieve stress or will it cause you more stress?? And it's good to listen to if you only run when zombies are chasing you too 😉  Melissa has a free run club: StrongMom RunClub for moms who just want to run! This is a group for all levels, where there are monthly challenges, weekly goal setting and virtual meet ups!  If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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February 3, 2021
Episode #6: Your questions answered
This episode we will answer your questions! We have polled the Unstressed Mama Facebook Group and have 3 questions we are going to answer today. We will keep the remaining questions for future episodes so keep them coming! And if we don't have the answers, we will search for an expert in the field to come on the show. I think these are going to be my favorite episodes and we're planning to these frequently! The three questions are: 1. I started running last year. (I have a long and kind of funny relationship with running. It's not my favorite.)So I have a question for both Melissa  and Kelsey.I started having pain in my heel. I self diagnosed through Google. It seemed it might be plantar fasciitis. But I truly have no idea. This is the first time it's ever happened.Should IA) see a doctorB) see a PTC) get new shoesD) other 2. I just received the powerful mom project (you can get Melissa's Kettlebell program here) for Christmas, what's different about kettle bells, and what are the pros and cons of using the kettle bell vx. dumbbells. On a side note, my daughter is looking for a kettlebell - they're virtually all sold out all over town - she saw the one I bought and thought it would probably be a simple and effective work out for her that she can do it home - all on her own without my prompting - so that's exciting. (We actually talked about several modalities, and you can get the Brute Force sandbags Kelsey mentioned here
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January 27, 2021
Episode #5: Chakras and Stress with Dawn Heywood
On today's episode, we have Dawn Heywood to give an introduction to the 7 Chakras, or energy centers. With an area we hosts are very unfamiliar, there are many questions we have and expect to have Dawn back on the show to get deeper into the topic of chakras. We will learn what they are, what they mean, and how we can open a blocked chakra. You can connect with Dawn on Facebook, Instagram or her website, which is where you can also sign up for her online yoga classes. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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January 20, 2021
Episode #4: Balance and Joy with Shira Nelson
Today we will discuss the art of finding balance and joy with our first guest: Shira Nelson. Shira Nelson is teacher turned fitness coach, business coach, a wife and Mom of 2.  She recently made a big  life change and returned to her roots; directing the literacy program at an elementary school.  She loves her family, teaching kids to read, and the Gator chomp.   Join us as we hear how she has navigates life changes while maintaining a joyful balance! If you would like to connect with Shira, she can be reached via email at info@shiranelson.com. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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January 13, 2021
Episode #3: Why Money Management is Stress Management
Today's episode is all about Stress and Money.   According to a study published in February 2020, financial stress is the number one form of stress for working Americans: more than 40 percent are dealing with it, topping work, health, and relationship stress.  The onset of COVID has likely not helped those numbers. Listen to Alison's moderate approach to overcoming the stress the comes with finances as well as Kelsey's & Melissa's path to get above the financial stressors in everyday life. Reference article Alison mentioned about Stress and Finance If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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January 6, 2021
Episode #2: New Year's Resolutions: Love them or loathe them?
Today's episode is all about new year resolutions.  The New Year is probably the most popular time to make them. We're here to give you our thoughts.  Are they a good idea?  Or should you skip that annual tradition? If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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December 30, 2020
Episode #1. Meet the Mamas
You'll get to know your hosts of the Unstressed Mama podcast in this episode. Money coach Alison, Strength coach Melissa and Doctor of Physical Therapy Kelsey. They are three Moms with different backgrounds who have one thing in common.  They want to say goodbye to the stress in their lives.  Listen in as they teach and learn about ways to make Mom life more relaxed and fun. If you have questions about this topic, or suggestions for future topics, you can reach us through our Facebook Group, Instagram, or email at unstressedmama@gmail.com You can keep up to date with the podcast happenings and each of your hosts on social media at the links below: Follow Alison at Facebook or Instagram. You can check out her Free Life on a Budget Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Kelsey at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free Zyia Active Wear Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website. Follow Melissa at Facebook or Instagram. You can check our her Free StrongMom RunClub Facebook Group or see her product suite on her website.
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December 23, 2020