In this episode, Brandi and Yolanda Ridley, a personal growth writer and mental health advocate, share their step-parenting wins and struggles and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Yolanda also shares several important truths she wished biological moms understood.
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Ep. 35 – Strategies to Supercharge Your Sex Life – Celeste Holbrook
In this episode, sexologist Dr. Celeste Holbrook talks about foreplay, intimacy, sexual fantasies, everything that encompasses sex as we know it. She teaches us how to communicate our needs and sexual desires, create a better connection with our partner, and strategies to elevate our sex life.
Ep. 34 – You Can Be Body Positive, And Still Want to Lose Weight – Jennifer Nagel
In this episode, Brandi talks with fitness pro Jennifer Nagel about diet culture, the body positivity movement, and the reverse shaming happening nowadays when women decide to lose weight.
Ep. 33 – I Ditched Suburbia to Live on the Road Full-Time – Michelle Knight
In this episode, Michelle Knight talks about what to consider if you want to live in an RV full-time with your family and the pros and cons of nomadic life. She also teaches us how to reframe our perspective of time if we want to succeed in life and business.
Ep. 32- I Was a Sick, Stressed-Out Mom Until I Incorporated These Habits – Christina Dunbar
In this episode, Christina, host of the Intentional Ten podcast, shares how a stressful job combined with a tough early motherhood experience sent her into a downward spiral and the life-changing habits she incorporated that turned her life right side up.
Ep. 31 – How Unresolved Trauma Impacts the Mothering Experience – Allyson Pitre
Back by popular demand, Allyson Pitre MA, LPC, returns to discuss how unresolved traumas impact how we live and respond to life and why it’s essential for you to work through these traumas. Allyson breaks down some of Brandi’s childhood traumas and exposes the ways Brandi is both reacting and reenacting these past traumas in both motherhood and her marriage.
Ep. 30 – Boosting Intimacy During Infertility Struggles – Amanda Osowski
In this episode, Amanda Osowski MPH, CD, CPLC highlights her personal struggles with infertility, then dives into fun, tried and true ways couples can increase intimacy and connectedness during this vulnerable time.
Ep. 29 – I Cut Ties With My In-Laws to Protect My Family’s Well-Being – Dana Moss
In this episode, Dana Moss shares what ultimately caused her and her husband to part ways with his side of the family, the impact it’s had on her family, and when it’s time for you to do the same.
Ep. 28 – It Took Months to Love My Baby, And I Don’t Feel Guilty About It – Chiara Townley
In this episode, writer and spiritual counselor, Chiara Townley, opens up about why it took her months to love her baby and how embarking on a spiritual journey not only taught her about her body but cultivated a stronger relationship with her child.
Ep. 27 – Becoming a Mom to Five Helped Me to Find Peace – Josephine Atluri
In this episode, Josephine Atluri, a meditation expert and host of the Responding to Life podcast, opens up about her difficult journey of becoming a mom to five using IVF, surrogacy, and international adoption. She shares how her challenging circumstances propelled her forward and ultimately led her to peace.