The following mom podcast episodes focus on each of us living our best mom life.
Finding Strength: A Mom’s Journey Surviving Trauma
For moms struggling with mental health, please know you are not alone. Like many, I have battled my mental health even before motherhood
My whole life, I have always felt inadequate, unworthy, and full of self-loathing. Like many, my existence focused on being a people pleaser without regard for my mental health. The worst part is that others accepted this because it met the expected standard. Unfortunately, I was the perfect target for a predator, and every fear about speaking up about my abuse came true. The responses were more traumatic than the actual abuse.
However, therapy, along with meds, have been instrumental in helping me heal.
Parental Anxiety: Overcoming the Negative ‘What Ifs’ In Motherhood
Before motherhood, my life always included anxiety. It was all I knew because it was how I lived. “What if…” was one of the most common phrases in my vocabulary. Risks and dreams were squashed by the “what if…”.
The Most Powerful Thing Happened With Therapy: One Mom’s Discovery Of Self-Worth
Momma, have you ever felt inadequate, unworthy, and paralyzed by self-hatred?
My life has been centered around pleasing others without regard for my needs.
Constantly, I felt like I was taking space that I did not have a right or deserve to do.
Boundaries – Momma, Do You Struggle Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Children?
Going to therapy has been full of discoveries. I have realized that I struggle to set healthy boundaries with my children.
As a trained people pleaser, the guilt of setting boundaries has been engrained. The other realization is that my husband and I need to allow our children to set healthy boundaries with us so they learn how to set boundaries.
Momma, if you have the same struggles, please know you are not alone.
Parenting as an Anxious Mom – How I Am Learning to Communicate with My Child About Feeling Anxious
As a mom living with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, my feelings could become overpowering. Yet, during the past few years, I have found ways to cope and calm my body and mind.
Mom, Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? I Know How You Feel!
This mom has been extremely overwhelmed! I felt pulled in multiple directions and didn’t know where to start. No matter what I did, it was never enough, or I struggled with following through.
SAHM and Working Moms: Treading Water Requires Strength, and Women Are Strong
Undoubtedly, women are strong, making moms strong as a mother. Treading Water demands strength and stamina. As a SAHM, I know being a mom is not for the weak.
We are not perfect and never will be, but we are strong as SAHMs and Working Moms!
Confidence Within: (One Mother Learning From Her Daughter)
My 5-year-old daughter, Mickey, shares her voice and claims her rightful space. She is her own person, and her confidence within has changed my life.
Trying to mold her to be who I think she should be is wrong. She has a right to be herself.
She is not a reflection of me; treating her as such is projecting my insecurities onto her.
When I feel challenged or fearful of finding my confidence within, I think, “WWMD?” What would Mickey do? Undoubtedly, she would be true to herself and remain persistent.
Her confidence within is my inspiration.
Positive Parenting (5 Things I Would Never Do As a Mom)
Moms, Say Yes to Your Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health
After reflecting on saying no as a way to set boundaries, I realized the importance of saying yes.
As moms, we NEED to say yes to ourselves. When we say yes to our needs, it improves our physical, mental, and emotional health.
Say yes to your happiness, so we teach our children that we can say yes to ourselves without it being inconsiderate.
Challenge yourself to say yes to your needs.
Moms, Learn to Say No and Prioritize Yourself
Whether you are saying no to your children or your children are saying no to you, the word no creates a multitude of positive and negative emotions.
There is an opportunity to learn from our children by saying no more often.
Saying no is a way to create boundaries and place a priority on ourselves.
Challenge yourself to say no to something that is not right for you.
Beyond saying no, offer no apology or explanation for why you are saying no.
Working Moms vs SAHMs: Who Has It Tougher?
Working moms and SAHMs both have the challenging but fulfilling jobs of being moms yet, we all have our special mom life.
However, there seems to be this discussion on whether working moms or SAHMs have it tougher.
Does it really matter? As moms, women, and parents, we should support each other. Sometimes we get into this cycle of trying to see who is more of the martyr or has the most challenging situation.
Whether you are a working mom or a SAHM, each has pros and cons. We are all doing our best, and what is best for each family differs.
Instead of criticizing a working mom or a SAHM who is in a different circumstance or a part of life that might come more easily, let’s celebrate it!
Shocking!! Becoming a First-Time Mother In My 40s
Yes! I became a first-time mother in my 40s. To be precise, I was 42 years old when my son was born. In this episode, here are the reasons why becoming a first-time mom in my 40s was best for our family.
We each have our own paths that should be free from judgment. When loving people want to be parents, it is a win-win for everyone.
Please listen with an open mind on why becoming a first-time mother in my 40s worked perfectly for us.
New Mom Feelings Even When You Are Not a New Mom
My children are school-aged, yet I can still feel like I’m new to mom life.
Yes, the days of diapers and middle-of-the-night feedings are done, but as our children grow and learn, we grow and learn with them too.
Watching our children develop and mature is exciting. However, with all people being different, one way to work with one child but not the same as working with another.
At that phase of their lives, we are new moms.
Fortunately, our children’s school and pediatrician provide support without judgment or blame. We all share the same goal to keep our children happy, healthy, and safe. Embracing their support and working as a team has helped us do as best as parents.
Mommy Shaming (Why the Mommy Shamers Don’t Matter)
Our family had a much-needed vacation, and I am happy to say it was close to perfect. Even the mommy shamer could not spoil our great time.
If this were 2 years ago or even last year, the mommy shamer stating my child was having a “hissy fit” would have consumed my thoughts and overall experience.
Although, I do regret trying to justify my child’s “hissy fit” to the mommy shamer. No matter what, she was going to continue her ignorant judgment.
All she witnessed was a child not acting “perfect” or “being seen and not heard.”
Finally, I realized it is not my responsibility to take the time and energy to educate someone insignificant in our lives. My responsibility lies with my family and those who are in our lives.
As parents, we cannot control the mommy shamers, but we can control our response toward the mommy shamer.
SAHM Happiness (Discovering How to Feel Fulfilled)
SAHM happiness is absolutely possible, and it is not impossible to feel fulfilled.
Including myself, I have focused on my content of not feeling happy as a SAHM, but overall, mom life is great!
Without a doubt, there are far fewer moments I’m not being happy as a SAHM.
Finding SAHM happiness, like everything in life, requires work and a change in mindset.
A Day In The Life Of A Stay-At-Home Mom journal provides 2 pages for each day. Completing the reverse to-do list is the perfect reminder of all you accomplish in a single day. Most importantly, it will reflect the unmeasurable value you bring to your family.
SAHM and Working Moms: Does Your Husband Refuse to HELP?
SAHM and working moms, does your husband refuse to help?
Well, without question, my husband refuses to help at home and with our children.
As a SAHM (stay-at-home mom) what might shock you more is that I am in 100% agreement!
When my husband refuses to help, especially as the breadwinner, he will always have my support.
No, I have not set the women’s movement back 100 years by fully supporting my husband by refusing to help. Listen to learn more…
- He is not helping because we are both responsible for our home and children
- We respect each other and contribute equally
- He openly admits he never wants to be a stay-at-home dad
Moms, Stop Comparing and Start Praising Yourself with International Curve Model and Best Selling Author of The New Mom Code, Amanda Tice
Amanda Tice is an international curve model, author, new mom & body positivity advocate.
Amanda is the author of the Amazon bestseller ‘The New Mode Code: Shatter Expectations and Crush It at Motherhood’. In her book, Amanda takes you through her clumsy journey into motherhood and shares how she learned to embrace her new self — stretch marks, rolls, and all. With journal prompts, exercises, and “Tice Advice,” Amanda helps you understand what occurs postpartum mentally and physically.
Amanda is a successful international curve model who has been featured in Oprah Magazine, ABC NEWS, Access Hollywood, and the cover of Weight Watchers magazine, among others. She has modeled fashion lines for Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum, representing global curve models.
But after giving birth to her son, George, Amanda faced dealing with her postpartum body and rediscovering her new self. Amanda’s story is about helping new moms feel less alone in their journey and more confident in who they are.
To learn more about Amanda and join her community, visit
What Is a “Good Mom?” (25 Tips From Real Moms)
Spoiler alert!!! You do not need to be a perfect mom, to be a good mom.
We hear moms say, “I want to be a good mom.” Heck, I say I want to be a good mom all the time. But what does it truly mean to be a “good mom?”
Inspired, I reached out to some of my favorite moms and mom groups to get their thoughts on what they think it means to be a “good mom.” Some of their answers might surprise and provide a sigh of relief.