What can Dad do during a natural birth? Most dads want to be involved - and most mamas want their help! Today we'll discuss how dads can be helpful during delivery - including different roles men take, how you can encourage your husband, and even if dads really need to go through birthing classes with […]
How do you handle it when you've decided on a natural birth for your baby, but everyone else seems to have an opinion - a negative opinion?! Today's episode covers what to do when you're hearing a lot of negative talk or even anger about your birth choices. I also cover what to do when […]
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Can pregnancy exercise make labor and delivery harder? Deb Flashenberg, founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC, joins me for today's episode to talk about how exercise impacts labor and delivery. You don't want to miss this episode as she busts myths and teaches you a balanced perspective on prenatal fitness! Things I discuss […]
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Here's the truth - being a mama is hard work. But it's also deeply rewarding and joyful work. If you're healthy and feel good, the "ups and downs" of motherhood are an adventure - which is why self-care is essential for mamas. In this episode, I talk about self-care and what that looks like for […]
Do you want to have a gentle, natural birth - with no tearing during the pushing stage? "Mother-directed pushing" is something talked about a lot in natural birth circles… but does it really work? How can you push your baby out without tearing? That's what I cover in today's episode. Things I discuss in this […]
How do you get ready for a healthy natural birth? There are three pillars that clarify and simplify natural birth prep. This podcast episode covers those pillars and also details exciting upcoming changes to MamaBaby Birthing and my pregnancy programs!
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Did you know that being outside in nature is good for babies - even newborns? In fact, it's essential for babies and children to spend time in nature exploring. This must-listen episode covers why being outside is vital for your child - and gives practical tips to make it happen! Topics I Cover in This […]
Do you want to make special memories with your kids? Do you hope to create a peaceful day-to-day routine for them? Do you have more on your plate than you can ever get done in a day… so much to do that you feel you can’t create the home you want? This episode covers exactly […]
Wondering why you need to prepare to give birth if your body is made for birthing and if birth “just natural?” The answer to this question paves the way to a smoother, safer, easier birth for you - and the best start for your baby <3 Topics I Cover in This Podcast:Isn’t natural birth “just natural?”What […]
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Can healthy food, satisfying meals, and even fancy feasts be possible while juggling home and family? This episode shares exactly how I’ve made fun, satisfying, and even fancy family meals a reality in our home - and how you can do the same in yours!Topics I Cover in This Podcast:Why I decided to model the French […]
Do you feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and like you’re not getting anything done? Feeling burned out by the daily grind of parenting and housework? How can you clear out the frustrating bottlenecks so you have time for what really matter? That’s the life hack we’re covering in this week’s podcast!Topics I Cover in This PodcastThis strategy […]
A healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Today’s episode outlines clear steps to take to prepare your body for conception, boost your fertility, and increase your child’s lifelong health. Contrary to popular belief, fertility is not pre-determined… …you can increase your fertility and greatly decrease your child’s chances of birth defects and health problems. You can also […]
Do you ever look longingly at Instagram, wishing you had that mom’s life? Today’s episode covers how to create a vision for your family - a vision that takes you from wishing you could step into someone else’s life to creating a life that you (and your family) truly love. Topics I Cover in This […]
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A “stalled labor” is one of the biggest fears women have about natural birth. “Failure to progress,” as it’s called in the medical lingo, can bring on interventions or even lead to a cesarean section. Fortunately there are a number of techniques you can try to get labor moving - and they’re effective. Listen in to […]
Do mealtimes at your house feel stressed, frazzled, or even non-existent? Is everything a blur of “hangry” people and picky eaters? Our family’s dinner times were feeling more like a battle zone - so we took on a 30-day challenge to get things right. Topics I Cover in This Podcast:How picky eaters and wrestling-match suppers […]
The coronavirus quarantine of 2020 completely changed life for most families - and it had some unexpected benefits for pregnant mamas and for newborn babies. Babies gained weight more quickly, moms had fewer preemies, and stress lowered even during a global pandemic - today I talk about these effects and what you can take away […]
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Why do moms need to get moving? How does movement during pregnancy help prepare you for birth? And why do I say “movement” instead of exercise? Find it all out – and how to fit it into your day – in this episode! Topics I Cover in This Podcast: Why I use the word “movement” […]
Mamas are often overwhelmed with how to get meals on the table – but there are meal strategies that really do make it easier to prepare healthy meals for your family with minimal effort! This podcast episode covers some systems and secrets to help you keep everyone's belly full with less stress for you. Topics […]
Is your home a complete mess – and you don't know how to get it back on track? In today's podcast I give you secret weapons that will help you get your home feeling fresh and clean even during the most overwhelming times of your life. I share my top tips from 18+ years of […]
When life feels crazy and overwhelming, systems get life back on track so you have time to give your family the attention they need – and take some time for yourself, too. Systems and other practical tips round out part two of our series on managing the kids without a lot of help. Topics I […]