Me Before Mom

Me Before Mom

There was a “me” before there was a “mom”. That is the motto by which Elizabeth “Bert” Anderson lives. As the creator of the lifestyle blog Me Before Mom, Bert supports millennial moms facing the challenges and changes of motherhood. Me Before Mom is a podcast that offers support through real life stories, encouraging advice, and answers to questions about how a woman maintains herself during this self-sacrificial time of parenthood. Bert wants to help other mothers welcome the excitement of facing new experiences while reaching milestones in parenting. As the creator of the lifestyle blog Me Before Mom, Bert supports millennial moms facing the challenges and changes of motherhood. Me Before Mom is an online community that offers support through real life stories, encouraging advice, and answers to questions about how a woman maintains herself during this self-sacrificial time of parenthood. Stories from Bert Anderson have helped women across the globe through the Huffington Post, Today’s Parent, and on the Harry show. Whether weathering the first year of motherhood or walking through the later stages of motherhood, Bert has helped many continue to find herself while still in the throes of motherhood. Matriarch Digital Media produces this and other podcasts that understand, encourage and uplift women.... Show More

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February 15, 2021 27 min

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SENSITIVE AND POSSIBLY TRIGGERING CONTENT, LISTEN WITH CARE.

Let us take a moment to pause, take a deep breath, and give ourselves - and everyone around us - a break. COVID-19 has and continues to affect us all. Our lives have been turned upside down by social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns. This week on Me Before Mom, Bert speaks candidly about her own mental health struggles during th...

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This week on Me Before Mom entertainment journalist, actress, podcast host, influencer, comedian, and mom, Heather Brooker is speaking with Bert about her journey to motherhood, parenting in Hollywood, and how working from home has its ups and downs. Bert and Heather compare lockdowns between California and Minnesota and the ways their kids are coping with being at home.

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Bert is talking with author, creator, influencer, and blogger Brandi Riley about how she is educating other influencers, raising independent kids, and balancing life during a pandemic. Brandi explains how working on her self-esteem and gaining a more accurate sense of self-importance has helped her show love to the people most valued in her life. Bert and Brandi remind us to take time to appreciate where we are right now as moms an...

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Bert is continuing her conversation on race and opens up about the humbling and awkward conversations she’s having with her kids about racism. Bert explains how she is talking to her kids differently based on what they are seeing from pre-school to tween and why you don’t need to be an expert on race to talk to your kids and acknowledge what they are seeing. Bert invites you to walk on this journey with her and talk about how we ca...

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January 12, 2021 17 min

Bert has been dreaming about and wanting just a little bit of alone time since she became a mom. Now it’s happened, the kids are doing their own things - without her. This week Bert is reflecting on the old saying “the days are long, but the years are short” and what it means to finally have that alone time she’s always dreamed of. Bert discusses how being tired as a mom changes from physical to emotional as her children’s needs ch...

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This week Bert discusses where she is at on her very  personal journey of racial reconciliation and why it is important to do the hard,  ugly work of looking at herself as a white woman of privilege and facing racism  head on. Bert address what it means to be a “white savior” in the black  community and how white people can really help people of color (Hint: it’s not  about just showing up in an emergency).  

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December 14, 2020 16 min

Bert is reminded of summers spent with her family growing up in the 90s and compares them to her kids as they spend more time at home this summer. Bert wants to know, with all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, if life is returning to a simpler time and if it is good to let your kids be bored, after all Bert’s mom didn’t entertain her during her long summer days as a kid. Is it good to let your kids be bored?

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December 7, 2020 15 min

In this week’s episode Bert is opening up about her personal struggles during quarantine and how being an extrovert during lockdown brought her to her lowest point. As moms we often take care of others before ourselves, Bert reminds us to put our oxygen masks on first before we put on oxygen for everyone else. Bert shares her transition from being an always positive person to someone that couldn’t see hope in any situation and how ...

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Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, and brother-in-law to Bert, Dr. James A. Ankrum is back for the third and final interview on COVID-19 and coronavirus. In this week’s episode Dr. Ankrum is discussing the second (or third) wave of the virus, what we really need to understand about holiday gathering with its risks and the potential vaccines on the horizon in 2021.

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Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, and brother-in-law to Bert, Dr. James A. Ankrum is back for more on COVID-19 and coronavirus. In this week’s episode Dr. Ankrum is breaking down masks, how to understand the models and charts, coronavirus testing, and transmission in kids and schools.

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Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, and brother-in-law to Bert, Dr. James A. Ankrum is breaking down the science surrounding COVID-19 and coronavirus. Dr. Ankrum is explaining how to understand the information about vaccines, how clinical trials are performed, and the safety of vaccines being developed. Bert learns about Operation Warp Speed happening at the FDA, and the national security surrou...

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This week’s episode is the season one finale of Me Before Mom! Bert reflects on her first season as a podcast host. The highs, the lows and all the fun in between! And you know Bert wouldn't leave you without a few sage pieces of advice as she heads into the break. Bert is hard at work on Season Two (we promise it won't take a year! - we'll be back before you know it) We'll be keeping you up to date with bonus mater...

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February 25, 2020 12 min

This week on ME BEFORE MOM, Bert shares her own expertise as a professional blogger and practical advice to help you create a stronger Instagram presence. With the growth of social media and how it has changed the way that we live Bert shares her theories about social media plus gives practical advice to help you navigate the development of your online presence.

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February 19, 2020 15 min

This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert discusses branding. With the growth of social media and how it has changed the way that we live one thing is clear... You are a brand whether you like it or not. Bert shares her own expertise at a professional blogger and early adopter of social media (she had Facebook when .edu(s) were required!) She shares her theories about social media plus gives practical advice to help you navigate the develo...

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This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert continues her multi-part series to kick off the new year right!  Bert wants to help you  find ways to be better and feel better about yourself in 2020. The "Be Better At" series will focus on advice to help you feel and do better. This week, Bert discusses how to have more fun with your kids. It can be challenging to balance all of our daily responsibilities with the needs of our children. ...

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February 4, 2020 6 min

This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert continues her multi-part series to kick off the new year right!  Bert wants to help you  find ways to be better and feel better about yourself in 2020. The "Be Better At" series will focus on advice to help you feel and do better. This week, Bert discusses how to be better at Instagram.  Bert shares her own expertise at a professional blogger and practical advice to help you create a strong...

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This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert continues her multi-part series to kick off the new year right!  Bert wants to help you  find ways to be better and feel better about yourself in 2020. The "Be Better At" series will focus on advice to help you feel and do better. This week, Bert discusses how to support friends who are depressed.  Bert shares her own experience and practical advice to help you be a better, more thoughtful ...

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This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert continues her multi-part series to kick off the new year right!  Bert wants to help you  find ways to be better and feel better about yourself in 2020. The "Be Better At" series will focus on advice to help you feel and do better. This week, Bert discusses how to make mom friends in real life. It can be extremely challenging to make new friends as an adult. It can be even harder when you ar...

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This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert starts a brand multi-part series to kick off the new year right!  Bert wants to help you  find ways to be better and feel better about yourself in 2020. The "Be Better At" series will focus on advice to help you feel and do better. This week, Bert discusses how to find time for yourself. When you put yourself last behind everyone else in your family's needs, no one wins. Bert shares her...

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This week on ME BEFORE MOM,  Bert concludes her multi-part Affirmations series. Mom guilt is real and Bert wants to help you move past it. She discusses the importance of self-affirmations and how implementing them can improve your outlook (including scientific research). Bert will walk you through a series of affirmations and provide explanations for how best to use them.

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