Mother Forking Podcast

Mother Forking Podcast

We are two moms, Celeste Charles and Magen Mintchev, based out of Houston, Texas. On Wednesdays, we look forward to sharing with you real-life topics about parenting, but in a raw and funny way. Enjoy!

Episodes

August 26, 2021 41 min
New York Times & Globe and Mail Bestselling Author, Ashley Audrain, joins us for an incredible discussion surrounding her debut novel THE PUSH. Ashley chats with us about the fears and dark side of motherhood, how she found inspiration for her plot and characters, life as a mother of two, and more! Tune in to see how her book, THE PUSH, explores those feelings of doubt and dread in motherhood so closely through her characters. ...
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Full Disclosure: This episode was recorded in April 2021. It is certainly not snowing right now in the summer. Lol. Nevertheless, the mention of gloomy weather sets the mood for our chat with mom of two and thriller writer Heather Chavez!  Join us as we chat with Heather about her debut book NO BAD DEED. Heather shares with us how her experiences and role as a mother inspired her to create her first novel. She also opens up about h...
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Rebecca Tavares is a mother of two children—Jackson, 3, and Mina, 13—who shares her experience of how her teenage daughter was unexpectedly diagnosed with scoliosis and how quickly decisions needed to be made, how Facebook became something she heavily relied upon to help her and her daughter cope, and what it was like for her daughter to undergo a major medical procedure—a full spinal fusion. Not to mention, this all occurred durin...
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Do you ever dream about being your own boss? Or maybe you have this awesome idea that hasn't been invented yet? Join us on today's episode as we chat with Debbie Lefkowitz, former pharmacist, sports mom of five, and owner of Hocsocx. Debbie shares with us how she made a company out of a necessity for her daughter and friends out of her own living room. Today, her brand is the official supplier of the USA Woman's Nationa...
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We all know that the internet can be a terrifying place when it comes to our children having access to all that is available online. Join us as we chat with Jeff Lee, author of Online Predators, An Internet Insurgency: A Field Manual For Teaching And Parenting In The Digital Arena, about the risks of being online and internet safety for our children. Jeff shares with us alarming information about child predators and exploitation wh...
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On today's episode, we chat with Barbara Clarke, author of the recently published memoir, THE RED KITCHEN.

Barbara shares with us how she has handled many challenges in her life including: memories of family trauma specifically, overcoming a broken mother-daughter relationship, the role of women in families and the workplace, and more! Barbara opens up about how it's never too late to mend relationships with others and with...

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What is your definition of success? Does it include the cost of your happiness? Join us as we chat with Dr. Jeff Dutremble on how he found his happiness and purpose as a writer. In today's episode, Jeff opens up about the difficulties of walking away from two hard-earned careers, battling depression, fatherhood, and how he hopes others stay true to themselves through his children book, Find a Lost Smile. 

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We are back and we have missed you, Mother Forkers! Parenting during the pandemic has been so challenging and has felt like a form of isolation for many of us. Join us as we chat with the author of American Rapture, Jordan Claire McCraw. Her book shares her incredible journey of self-love and healing through poetry. We discuss what it is like to struggle with mental health, feel disconnected with your partner after kids, and so muc...

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If you or anyone in your life has lived with chronic pain, you don’t want to miss this episode! Today, we chat with Anna Penenberg, who holds a BA in Psychology and MA in Dance Therapy from UCLA and certifications in Marriage & Family Therapy, Body-Mind Centering®, Infant Developmental Movement, and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. Anna also is the author of Amazon's Best-Seller Dancing in the Narrows. Her first book, Danci...

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What would you do if you checked on your 3-month-old son in his nursery and discovered it wasn't your son? 

Join us as we chat with Rea Frey, the multi-published, award-winning bestselling author of three suspense novels and four non-fiction books, and CEO & Founder of WriteWay . In today's episode, Rea sheds a light on the bond between mothers and their children in her new book “UNTIL I FIND YOU", which is a thrill...

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July 16, 2020 28 min
One thing we’ve never addressed on the 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 is the parenting perspective of a woman who ends up with a man who already has two kids of his own. Did we mention the woman had intentionally committed to never having kids? Dani Alpert is this woman. She’s also ...
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We started this podcast to shed light on all parenting experiences. Sometimes, these conversations are really difficult. The murder of George Floyd has sparked the deeply rooted issue of racism we have in this country—and around the world. We recognize we are, by no means, professionals on this topic; we strongly feel that we needed to create a space to bring awareness and emphasize the importance of this ongoing injustice. Within ...
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The topic we’ve been wanting to dive into for so long and it’s finally here because of an amazing opportunity that fell into our laps! By far, one of our most decorated guests to date and one of our most sensitive topics to date. We are beyond excited to have Halle (pronounced hal-lee) Tecco, Founder & CEO of Natalist (pronounced nate-uhl-ist), join us to talk about fertility and how it inspired her to start Natalist, a company...
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It's our 50th episode! Join Celeste and Magen as they recap some of their favorite moments from past episodes. They also answer some questions like what is their go-to mom meal, what is their latest mom fail, and what are they looking forward to doing once quarantine is over. This time capsule episode is a wonderful reminder of why they started this podcast in the first place and how many awesome guest speakers they’ve had grac...
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When's the last time you had an uninterrupted adult conversation with a fellow mom? Here's your chance! Celeste and Magen chat it up with fellow podcaster and first-time author, Brandy Ferner. Brandy is the creator of the Adult Conversation podcast, social media pages, blog, and now, book! Her writing has been featured in Good Morning America, HuffPost, Romper, CafeMom, TODAY Parents, and more. She's also a doula, child...

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We wanted to share with you how we are keeping our children and ourselves busy and sane during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Resources

  • Busy Toddler on Instagram
  • Songs for Littles on Instagram
  • Toddler Activities Made Easy on Amazon
  • My First Toddler Coloring Book on Amazon
  • Bone Chilling Books on Instagram
  • Beachbody workout programs
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    April 2, 2020 49 min

    In the midst of what our entire world is going through, Celeste and Magen have found some light through it all. They recently sat down (virtually and in their own homes, of course) with Aileen and Felicia, two best friends of 33+ years, who created the website, Persistiny, and later created the app, Tend, to supplement the site. Two stay-at-home moms, Aileen and Felicia constantly felt judged and disconnected from most when the...

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    Effective March 25, a Stay Home Work Safe order was put into place for Harris County in Houston, TX. This means only leaving the house for essential items: groceries, diapers, etc., and continuing the practice of social distancing. In this episode, Magen hops on to do a check-in of how she and her family are faring during this pandemic and how they're staying positive through practicing gratitude. Plus, Magen reveals a new proj...

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    Calling all Mamas! If your self-care needs an upgrade, then this episode and this app is for you! Celeste and Magen chat with Carina Devi, Head of Mindfulness, from the Mindful Mamas Club about mindfulness and a brand-new app that will be launching on March 19, 2020. Carina and Founder and CEO of the Mindful Mamas Club, Terra LaRock, created the Mindful Mamas App, which is a self-care and mindfulness app for moms and moms-to-be. Mi...

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    At the time of this post, the coronoavirus, COVID-19, is trending across the globe. It's just entered the United States where it's spanning across 13 states. It's everywhere. It's on the brink of becoming a pandemic. So far, more than 90,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths have been reported. Maybe it's because this is a new virus to us and that's why everyone is talking about it and people are fearful of i...
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