Momnificient

Momnificient

We are here to help empower parents to live a happy, healthy life with their kids. You want happy, healthy kids. Who doesn’t? But something always seems to get in the way. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to challenging behavior which is why we created this podcast to bring together experts in this area to share with you proven methods, guidance and solution-oriented strategies so that you can live empowered to help your family live a happy and healthy life. Dr. Karin Jakubowski, founder of Educational Impact Academy, is on a mission to inform, support, educate and provide tools for parents in a safe and encouraging community. Follow her at www.educationalimpactacademy.com

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November 14, 2021 32 min

Do you ever try to stop a bad habit or improve something like exercise more and no matter how hard you try, you find it’s hard to stick with it? Well, this week’s guest has an app for that! Brent Founder is with us today, founder of ‘Most Days’ which is a life improvement platform designed to let you create healthy routines while also getting a social support system. 

 

He’ll tell us how his own struggles led to creating this pla...

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On today’s episode we will be discussing building a successful blended family. Today, it is estimated that more than half of all Americans either have been or will be included in a blended family during their lifetime. 40% of the married couples with children in the U.S. are forming blended families right now. Today, my guest Nicole Odem Hardnett will be sharing on How to Blend Your Perfect Family. Nicole has counseled individuals ...

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Jessica Begley is a training and developmental specialist and self-care advocate.

She talks to us today about:

-Notice where you hold stress

-Check in early and often

-How does stress impact the brain and body? 

-Take a deep breath

-Be kind to your brain and body

-Set boundaries

Her motto is, “The communities we serve deserve our best effort and we can only give our best when we take care of ourselves.”

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October 27, 2021 36 min

Having hope is crucial not just to our happiness, but to our survival. But what happens when you start to lose hope? This week’s guest, Margaret Dulaney, founder of the popular spiritual spoken word site and podcast, “Listen Well.”

In her latest book, “Parables of Sunlight,” she tells her own story of finding hope during difficult times. She’s here today to talk about her story and what we can all learn about hope, perseverance, a...

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Dr. Urban talks with us today about:

-What our kids need most from us as parents right now

-How to protect our child from toxic words

-Helping your child with motivation

-The #1 way to start everyday with your child

-How to have high expectations for your child and create a balanced life

-How to form a good partnership with your child’s teacher

-3 Phase of Life: Learn, Earn, Return

Dr. Hal Urban was a school teacher ...

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Dr. Shannon Ritchey is an Entrepreneur, Founder of Evlo Fitness, Doctor of Physical Therapy and wife. She focuses on creating safe exercise programs for those suffering like she was.

I started listening to her podcast, “Fit Body, Happy Joints” and I LOVE it already. Shannon taught me ways of rethinking my workouts and I love learning from her. I can’t wait to learn more.

I love how she taught me this week not to just do 2-3 reall...

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Whether we recognize it or not, all of us have great creative resources within us, and they can help us discover greater happiness. This week’s guest is Doug Patton, an industrial designer who was featured on ABC’s American Inventor television series and has created more than 300 products in 20 international market categories. 

His new book, “Conquering the Chaos of Creativity”, provides a map to help you find your own creative ...

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Heather Shumaker began writing books in elementary school, but then went on to work in land conservation for two decades and was a coastal program director for protecting Arcadia’s dunes.

She went from working in the area of science to becoming a national speaker on parenting and early childhood topics with her two renegade parenting books: Listen to these titles -  “It’s OK Not to Share" and “It’s OK to Go Up the Slide” and ...

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Stress and anxiety is something we’re all familiar with but what if some of that was actually inherited. Today’s guest is Dr. Valerie Rein and she has used the science of epigenetics to discover how stress and trauma from previous generations is affecting us today.

Her new book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment”, looks at the research behind this reality and provides too...

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September 19, 2021 36 min

Change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change.

 

Do you ever find yourself saying, “I’M JUST A…"? Well, today I am with author, Simone Knego who suffered from that herself.

Her theme today is - Share Your Story...Encourage Those Around You...Motivate...Inspire...Give. In Doing So, You Change the World.

Simone Knego leads an extraordinary life, wife to a neurosurgeon and mother to 6 children, one who h...

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This week we are talking about something all of us have experienced, but most of us have difficulty talking about, Grief is a tough subject and it can be even more difficult when trying to manage it with children. After the sudden death of her husband, Ashley Bugge found herself not only raising two toddlers, but planning for the birth of her third child, but also trying to help them live in a world that had been suddenly consumed ...

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Heather Forbes, LCSW is one of the nation’s leading experts in the world of Trauma-Informed Education. Heather has worked for over 20 years helping to educate both teachers and parents in the area of using a trauma-informed approach to help student’s academic and behavioral health. 

She is author of “Help For Billy” and her newest book, “Classroom 180”.

Heather’s work stems from her own experiences after adopting two children fro...

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Holistic executive coach, Gina Wilson, author of Skills That Build:  The Hard Science of Soft Skills for Work and Life JUST PUBLISHED THIS YEAR in JUNE!

She is with me today to help us understand how her work can help moms raise happy, healthy kids! 

She talks about:

  • Burnout and how to avoid it
  • Using “I” statements with your kids when they do something that gets you frustrated
  • Self-care practices 
  • Skills That Build:  The Hard S...

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    Health and happiness go hand in hand, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start creating a healthier home. This week’s guest has been there, and she brought along a roadmap! Tonya Harris, a board-certified holistic nutritionist and author of The Slightly Greener Method, shows us how little adjustments can have a big impact on your family’s health. 

    Her child suffered from ADHD like symptoms and through a couple of simple chan...

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    August 28, 2021 54 min

    Dr. Norrine Russell talks with us about the 3 signs of ADHD. This episode is packed with strategies, tips and tools to help your child struggling with ADHD.

    It’s a great episode for parents as well as teachers. 

    Dr. Norrine Russell began Russell Coaching in 2009. Her passion for providing support to frustrated students and weary parents is fueled by her own experience of raising two complex children who are both neurologically at...

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    Beth Shaw is a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. Beth is single-handedly responsible for the widespread growth of yoga throughout the span of the U.S. and Canada.

    She believes in empowering cultures and sharing the gift of yoga beyond borders. Through the continuous development of YogaFit, Beth remains at the forefront as President, creating programs and yoga teacher training courses that are inn...

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    Listen to this unique interview to learn what high school students with disabilities said they need from their teachers to help them succeed in school. This is so insightful!  

    Emily Ewin surveyed students and teachers and found what these teens need from us as educators to help them thrive in school.

    Emily takes us into the minds and perspectives of teens with disabilities. She helps us understand how we can better support them....

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    Empowering others with skills for living a peaceful, productive and balanced life is at the heart of Minds Over Matter (a non-profit started by a small group of women in Sussex County, Delaware). The Minds Over Matter initiative is to cultivate strong communities of healthy and compassionate people.

    And one of the members is on our show today! Lisa Rector - What an amazing gem she is. Her passion and love for helping kids and adul...

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    Teens and tweens today face more pressures than we can imagine. In a world with access to 24/7 social media apps, the news, and so-called “influencers”- coupled with the highest expectations of achievement for ANY generation – Erin Tarr is here with me today and she has a recipe for this daily living disaster.

    At a time in life when these girls should be enjoying friendships and making memories – they are more vulnerable than ever...

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    Terri Kozlowski helps us understand that children are born unafraid and how to keep them fearless.

    Terri Kozlowski lives in Georgia and just published her first book “Raven Transcending Fear” in February which is part memoir, part self-help book. 

    It's her raw and personal story of childhood abuse and diving deep into her terror before ultimately getting comfortable with fear and transcending it.

    Though Terri had loving peop...

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