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February 23, 2021 10 min

We just talked about adaptability in the last episode, then here comes the life lesson—a winter storm Texas was in no way prepared for. And this mama pulled on every skill I ever knew to make it through with my family. 

My take away from the whole ordeal? The importance of embracing me and the way I roll. And in this episode, I share why you should embrace you!

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February 16, 2021 8 min

You're a mom, but are you effective?

I took the bait and completed Focus on the Family's assessment of 7 Traits of Effective Parenting. And in this episode, I'm dropping the mask to conclude a two-part analysis of my strengths and weaknesses according to the quiz. 

Today we're discussing my weaknesses. My transparency for your benefit—it's the Motherhood Unmasked way.

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February 9, 2021 13 min

I love it when moms help moms, sharing resources and tools to help you reach your mom goals.

A listener shared a quiz about parenting traits we're diving into this episode.

Reviewing my quiz results is not about you grading yourself as a mom, but us growing together as we discuss these traits as tools to add to your mommy toolkit.

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February 2, 2021 11 min

None of us moms "knows" what we're doing. Motherhood doesn't come with a map, but we can influence who our children become and their impact in the world.

If you're just surviving your child's journey from embryo to eighteen, this episode helps you pause from the overwhelm and think about your #momgoals.

Because, if you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.

And the truth is, you have generations to im...

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January 26, 2021 10 min

2020 wasn't the kind of year you say—well, that happened—and move on.

She's more like the teacher in school you hated, but when you look back you realize you learned so much in her class.

So, in this episode we'll review the lessons you learned in case there's a re-test! 

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January 19, 2021 7 min

So you slayed some cycles. You noticed patterns of behavior you inherited but don't want to repeat. But now what?

How do you chart a different course for your life and your family's legacy? And what could happen if you don't? 

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January 12, 2021 12 min

Did you know when it comes to what gets passed down your family line, you have the power to say, "Not on my watch!" That's where Mama BARE and Mama BEAR become one in the same.

Come on in and find out how to slay the family cycles! 

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I know. If EVER there was a loaded question, that is it—since it depends on when I ask you. And that's real talk.

So in this episode we take a step back to discuss how to acknowledge your feelings while holding on to truth.

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December 29, 2020 12 min

There's an art to blending a family. You can't just stir everyone together, cross your fingers and hope it works out.

So, if you already have a blended family and figured that out the hard way or your contemplating blending a family, let's talk about what it truly takes to have a family that's blended, not stirred. 

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December 22, 2020 1 min

Who's ready for more compassion, clarity, and candor? Join me here at Motherhood Unmasked!

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October 27, 2020 13 min

In this real talk "corner woman" edition, I'm talking to you: the weary mom slumped in the ring's corner between rounds in a fighting match with a pandemic that's gone on way too long. 

Need a strategy for coming out of this fight on top?

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It's the grand finale of the Mom Myths Unmasked series, and we're wrapping up with a touchy topic for some.

Nurturing doesn't come naturally to all of us moms, but that doesn't make you a bad person. I understand where you are and how you got there. And I'm proof your situation isn't hopeless—because you have a choice.

You can become a nurturer despite your past. What does that look like? Listen in.

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In this 2nd installment of the Mom Myths Unmasked miniseries, we're looking at whether the support you give your kids has to come with no strings attached.

Grab your pom-poms and tune in.

 

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We're shaking things up as we wind down season 2 here on the Motherhood Unmasked podcast with a 3 part series challenging "good mom" myths.

Because who has time to live hostage to opinion?

First up, we're addressing the notion "good mom" equals great cook.

Anyone else feeling hungry all of a sudden?

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September 29, 2020 9 min

That's the question you continue to ask yourself as you run ragged in a million directions. And these days, support is scarce. Can working from home bring you closer to having it all, despite your family's needs and your ambitions? 

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September 22, 2020 9 min

How often have you thought, I've given you everything I've got people—only to get asked to give even more?

 Yeah, that's what I thought.

So today we're allowing ourselves some space to vent about the constant sacrifice that is motherhood and then put it all in perspective so we're better—not bitter.

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Mama Bare, Marissa D, drops her mask to offer a topic for consideration. Disciplining your child while communicating love. How do you make it work? So, in this episode we touch on why disciplining your children is necessary and how to do it in love.

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September 8, 2020 7 min

With dramatic flair I get the conversation started concerning our fears around starting another school year with a pandemic as the backdrop. 

And we get practical, too.

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You know how your flaws have a way of exposing you at the most inopportune times?

Well, in this episode, I'll share a bit of fellow listener, Lori Sanders' story, and you'll discover how to find the message in the messy moments of motherhood.

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August 25, 2020 8 min

Girlfriend, I see you hiding behind that mask. If we learned nothing else in 2020, it's life is too short to play pretend when you're grown—especially since we see you struggling to keep up appearances. So, how about dropping the mask and getting real with me?

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