More Than A Mother: Work-Life Balance, Personal Growth, Self-Care & Parenting Strategies for the Busy Mom

More Than A Mother: Work-Life Balance, Personal Growth, Self-Care & Parenting Strategies for the Busy Mom

Hey friends! Welcome to the More Than a Mother podcast. This is the story and the woman behind the mom. The place where we uplift, encourage, and empower you on your business and motherhood ventures. At More Than a Mother, we believe you can pursue your dreams and be a great mom at the same time. I created the More Than a Mother podcast to help you ditch overwhelm, stop feeling guilty, and eliminate the busyness so you can achieve your dreams and goals while managing mom + work life. This weekly podcast dives deep into the issues that impact you as a whole woman, not just a mother. Each week, I’m bringing you inspirational stories, tips, and practical strategies to help you master your mindset and own your time so you can create space in your life for your dreams. Likewise, moms just like you, join me to share their stories and best tips to help you navigate your dreams, career/business, and motherhood. These are stories of hope, growth, resilience, faith, and healing that will uplift you on your journey to work-life harmony. Welcome to the More Than a Mother podcast. The story behind the mother, business, and brand. Now is your time to rise above and overcome your obstacles so you can create the life you desire. No need to doubt, you are definitely in the right place. Find out more: https://LaWannMoses.com Connect: https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://instagram.com/morethanamotherpodcast https://instagram.com/workingmompreneur

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May 29, 2021 40 min

I absolutely love reading. There is so much to learn when you pick up a book. My guest today, Christine Mapondera is an author and publisher who is bringing the stories of Africa and African diaspora to life through her children's books.

Recognizing a need for children (and adults) to learn about Africa, Christine took things into her own hands and started creating stories and inviting us all into Makanaka's world. What st...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I couldn't let the month end without talking about motherhood and mental health. Today, I am taking it back to season 2 where my guest Dominique Battle and I discussed the impact of trauma on the mental health of mothers.  Trauma and mental health are issues that impact everyone, including mothers. Unfortunately, we don't tend to our mental health as we do our physical health when i...

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“I’ll be the “bad guy” and I’m okay with that.” I found myself repeating this multiple times in this past week-and-a-half. Sometimes motherhood requires us to make tough decisions. Choices that our family and kids may not always like. We have to learn to trust ourselves, our instincts and be okay with the tough choices we make on behalf of our kids.

In today's storytime, I discuss how an ordinary basketball program turned ...

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Joining me today is Katherine Winter-Sellery CEO and Founder of Conscious Parenting Revolution.

Katherine brought her years of experience helping parents to her interview today. Combining our expertise, I love how we have an in-depth conversation on the issues that lie below the surface of parenting, human behaviors, and dynamics.

In this episode, Katherine shares:

  • the role self-care and compassion play in parenting
  • the relations...
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    What happens when you are brave enough to look yourself in the mirror and stop running from your past? I'll tell you. You find tremendous freedom, peace, and healing.  In today's episode, we are talking all about the power and freedom in forgiveness.

    Today I share:

  • the steps you should take in order to start the process of forgiveness and healing
  • how you have to deal with "you" before you can deal with anyone else
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    Joining me today is Audrey Renee of Dear Single Mommy.

    Audrey Renee is a writer, author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and life coach. Audrey used to be homeless and live in a transitional home where God called her to start ministering to the hearts of mothers. It was there she found forgiveness and healing through blogging and letter writing.

    God then placed a few things upon her heart and Audrey turned her pain into purpo...

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    Today in the guest chair is Dahnni McLean, author of "Blinded By the D".

    Fun Fact: Dahnni and I have been friends for years. We have supported each other through our business and life journeys. In fact, Dahnni is the first (and maybe the only person to call me WannMo) which inspired by business entity name and various ventures that fall under that umbrella.

    Fast forward to the present, Dahnni is not only a friend, but al...

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    In this IG live replay, Sherita and I sat down to talk about the importance of the “what” that we pour into our children. How “do as I say, not as I do” is not always the best way to live.

    We dove deep into:

  • the importance of what we pour into our children spiritually, educationally, and as related to life skills
  • how it is okay to apologize to your children.
  • how our children mirror the things we do
  • how we must lead by example
  • Con...

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    Today joining me in the guest chair are Shayna and Tracey of the Band of Mothers podcast and the Pump and Dump Live show. Shayna and Tracey have been friends since 8th grade. They created the Band of Mother's brand to help uplift other women and remind moms they are awesome. Shayna and Tracey's mission is to spread humor and generosity from mom to mom because we're all just doing the best we can. 

    What I love about Sha...

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    Moms are getting real and setting their own rules. Gone are the days of sacrificing everything for the sake of your family. These days moms are showing the world we can have our own definition of all.

    Moms are peeling back the layers and flipping the script on this thing called motherhood. We are transparent in our journey and uplifting and empowering others moms along the way.?

    Take a listen to this episode to find out why the s...

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    If I can be honest, I am tired. As a Black mother in America, I am exhausted. This episode takes a deep dive into my thoughts as a Black woman and mother in this country. 

    From the killing of Black people at the hands of law enforcement to the Black maternal health crisis to new Voter Suppression laws, it's hard to be Black right now. The unbearable grief and trauma of Black mothers are at an all-time high, leaving many asking...

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    Season 5 is back with more impactful solo episodes and amazing guests. This season we are going all the way up. The diversity among the guests this season is phenomenal. From moms with young kids to those with older kids, even empty nesters. I can't wait for you to hear all the advice these moms have to offer as they share their stories with you and offer tips to help you on your journey to achieving your dreams and goals. 

     

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    April 1, 2021 3 min

    The first quarter of 2021 is behind us and it has been a busy time. Hear important updates on the More Than a Mother podcast and what to expect in the future. 

     

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    In this episode rewind, I am joined by Aria Leighty, Founder & CEO of MOB (Mom Owned Businesses) Nation.  Aria shares her struggles with imposter syndrome and how she started MOB when she didn't even feel prepared to be a leader. She also shares her thoughts on motherhood, the martyr complex, and the power of vulnerability and transparency in business and life.

    Aria shares:

  • How to stop imposter syndrome in its tracks
  • How t...
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    In today's episode rewind, Toni-Ann from Real Happy Mom Blog & Podcast, is dishing out practical tips and advice to help you live your best life as not only a mother but a woman also. If you are stuck and want to get back to the person you were before you became a mom or before life got in the way then check out what Toni-Ann has to say about remembering who you are, loving the life you live, and getting things in order so ...

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    March 30, 2021 14 min

    Have you ever taken the time to sit in the quiet and reflect on all that is happening around you? Sometimes you just have to take a break and sit with your thoughts. 

    Sitting in stillness and finding peace in the midst of chaos is a must. When the world is moving fast around you and all hell is breaking loose, it is up to you to do what you can to preserve your peace and protect your energy. 

    In this episode, I am sharing what I ...

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    The working mom and business owner life is hard! Managing your family, work and your dreams is not for the faint at heart. It can be exhausting, discouraging, and sometimes lonely. However, the reward is often worth the sacrifice. When you get into a rhythm and find a way to feel fulfilled and content not only as a mother but a woman also; that is a phenomenal feeling.

    However, you can't build your dream off of someone else...

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    There is this belief that in order to be productive, you have to constantly be in the act of doing something. That is completely false. Rest is productive and sometimes the most productive thing taking the time to rest is the most productive thing you can do in a day.

    In this episode, I share:

  • How to handle the expectation of "normal" in an abnormal time
  • The power in the pause
  • How resting contributes to your productivity
  • Why...
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    In this episode rewind, I sat down with Purpose Empowerment Coach, Philicia Wallace to discuss her own struggles with self-doubt and fear. Philicia shares how during her own walk, God dropped the vision for Slaying Self Doubt into her spirit way before she was ready. Being obedient to God's voice, Philicia pivoted and made the necessary adjustments to bring the vision God gave her to life.  In this episode, Philicia shares:

  • h...
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    March 17, 2021 22 min

    Self-care is an empowering experience, but what exactly does empowering yourself through self-care means? In today's episode, I get real and transparent about what it means to empower yourself through self-care. 

    When many of people think of self-care, they think of bubble baths and facials, but in this episode, I go deeper and dive into the internal process of self-care and what it truly means to take care of yourself.

    I sha...

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