Today is the one-year anniversary of when my mommy sidekick and former co-host had to ditch the Mom After Hours podcast. In this episode, I catch up with Emily Broderick, on what she’s been up to since she left the podcast in June 2020. We talk about that ambitious working mom life, growing a business alongside a growing family, and what she will be doing differently in her family and business life moving forward.
Ep. 44 – Improve Relationships & Parent Better By Using Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type – Sandra Etherington
In this episode, I talk with Myers Briggs Expert and co-host of Family Personalities podcast, Sandra Etherington, about what the Myers-Briggs personality test is all about, the different dichotomies, and how knowing your Myers-Briggs personality type can help you thrive at home, work, and in life.
As mothers, are we expected to ditch our sexuality and exude ourselves as matronly, proper, and unsexy? We answer this question and more with “sexpert supreme,” Sarah Forbes, former sex curator for the Museum of Sex and author of the upcoming book, Mama Sex. We dig into her experience working at “New York’s most provocative museum,” the taboos of being a sexual mother, and the conflict between our parental and sexual selves.
Ep. 42 – I Left My Job to Care for My Autistic Child, And This is What I’ve Learned – Hayley Augusta
Hayley talks about leaving her dream career and luxe lifestyle in Dubai to care for her son on the autism spectrum and what she wished parents of neurotypical children understood about this disorder. As she shares her experience navigating the autism diagnosis process, Haley also covers the best tools, services, and resources for moms of autistic children to consider. If you’re a parent of a neurotypical child, have a child who is autistic, or curious about a disorder that is becoming more prevalent each year, you need to hear this episode!
In this episode, I talk with Rho Thomas, an attorney, and financial coach, about the birth of her first child and how it sparked her family’s journey to get out of $670,000 of debt. She talks about how managing your mindset and money to reach financial independence is a form of self-care. Rho also guides you on the words to use to get your partner on the same page with money and what will keep you motivated and on track with reducing household debt.
In this fun and uplifting episode, Joy and Phil share how a box of cupcakes evolved into a nationally-recognized nonprofit with a staff of 10 and a growing volunteer team of 150+, the importance of loving without an agenda, and how they are raising their two girls to be inclusive and, like their parents, “humans who give a shit.” Joy spills what helps her stay centered in work and family life, and Phil dishes out what all men need to do to keep their partner happy and satisfied.
In this episode, the founder of the Boss Mom crew, Danielle Melton, talks about the foster parenting process, what your family needs to consider before committing to becoming a foster parent, and offers tips on making that first day with your foster child or children run smoothly. She talks first-hand about her foster parenting experiences and even how her partner went from “being on the fence” with fostering children to what are we waiting for?
In this episode, Dr. Errin Weisman vividly shares her story of rising from the ashes of burnout and how a life coach helped her torch the past and start over. Errin offers sage advice to high-achieving women to rediscover their purpose, find happiness, and achieve badass status.
In this episode, Dr. Walker Ladd, a thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades, offers a timely and critical look at the current state of maternal mental health in America and discusses the challenge paradigms of motherhood and mental illness. She even shares her past struggles with postpartum depression and how it inspired her to write, Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, Rosanna Berardi, a funny lawyer, entrepreneur, and ultimate queen of the household, shares her top hacks and tips for tackling remote learning, meal planning, and all those minor annoyances that pile up on mom’s plates.
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.
With vivid recollection, guest Aliette Silva recounts to Brandi the day she nearly died during childbirth, how her near-death experience significantly impacted her life, and why it’s vital for women to endlessly advocate for their health.
In this episode, Keisha Brooks, a self-proclaimed “open-book” and twin mom, speaks candidly with Brandi about her non-traditional relationship with her ex-partner of 23 years, the trials and tribulations experienced, and her journey of healing after infidelity.
In this episode, Brandi, and host of Bottomless MOMosa podcast, Elisabeth Allen, talk about the impact motherhood has on friendships, how friendships change through life’s seasons, and signs that it’s time to kick a friendship to the curb.
In this episode, Brandi talks with Kiley Taslitz Anderson, co-founder of Jetson and Jettie, about her life-changing experience with pregnancy discrimination, her lawsuit against her former employer, and how this and her c-section experience prompted her to start her own mom-friendly company.
In this episode, a popular mental health advocate, Kristen Gardiner, highlights her struggle with depression, the steps to take if you’re struggling mentally and emotionally, and provides much-needed encouragement and tips for moms during these challenging times.
In this week’s episode, Brandi talks with Monica Rockstroh, professional career pep talker, about the changes women are facing today in the working world, why it’s crucial women negotiate their salaries, and the steps we need to take to spruce up our online presence and ace that interview.
Brandi talks with a cybersecurity expert, Stacy Eldridge, about catfishing, a deceptive activity where a person creates a fake identity on a social networking platform in order to lure their victim into fraud or abuse. Discover the ways to spot a catfish, what to do if you’ve been scammed, and how to protect you and your family online.
In this episode, Brandi talks with Patience Riley, CPC, LPC, the mom coach, therapist, and blogger behind WHOA MAMA, about how to become more comfortable with change and ways to cope with change during unprecedented times.
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