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. 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.

Ep. 26 — I’m Not Fulfilled by Motherhood, and I Don’t Feel Bad About It — Brittany Bergman

In this episode, Brittany Bergman, author of Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother, provides an insightful glimpse into early motherhood, her struggles with mom rage, and how she doesn’t feel fulfilled by motherhood, despite loving her two children more than the world.

Ep. 24 – I Don’t Regret Delaying Motherhood to Live a Sex and the City Lifestyle – Michelle Mansfield

In this episode, Michelle Mansfield talks openly about why she doesn’t regret waiting until her late thirties to have a child, how a gay man at a pool party in Mexico changed her motherhood trajectory and the importance of living by your own rules.

Ep. 14 – Mothering: Are We Doing It Wrong? – Bethany Johnson & Margaret Quinlan

Join Brandi, along with guests Bethany Johnson and Margaret Quinlan, the authors of the book, “You’re Doing it Wrong! Mothering, Media and Medical Expertise” as they chat about the history of mothering advice in the media, from the Victorian age to the present day, and how social media has placed extraordinary pressures on new moms from pre-conception through early toddlerhood.