Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast

Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast

The Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast, hosted by Rae Lynn Minke, aims to normalize talking about the shared experiences and struggles of motherhood; to ‘pull back the curtain’ and build connections and community - through laughter, honesty, & vulnerability. This is a podcast for hopeful moms, moms-to-be, and new or experienced moms to share their stories & questions with one another, and learn tools and strategies from Mamas and professionals around the world. We don't have to ride the waves of motherhood alone...it's time to LOSE the loneliness, and GAIN a community! Subscribe today!“...because the more we all raise our hands and share OUR motherhood stories, the less alone you might ultimately feel in YOURS”

Episodes

January 30, 2023 54 min

In today's episode, we’re talking about SLEEP....so maybe take a minute now to go grab your journal, or open the Notes app on your phone - because you never know when you might need a little more information about infant, toddler, or childhood sleep!


I’m joined by Kim Davis, founder of 'Babes & Beyond Pediatric Sleep Consulting'. She’s a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, with a psychology degree in child develop...

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In today’s episode, we’re talking about BLENDED FAMILIES, and the challenges and complexities that come with being a co-parent or step-parent within them.


I’m joined by Amy Stone - she’s a Life Coach, Blended Family Expert, and NINJA level communicator - who helps parents and step-parents in blended families to find and create more JOY and HAPPINESS in their lives.



'RAISE YOUR HAND MAMA' SEGMENT:
As usual, I’m also sharing a f...

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Hey Mama, and welcome to 2023! 

Here's a question to start off the new year.....
How knowledgable and confident are you about the HEALTH of your pelvic floor?  



In today’s episode, I’m joined by a very special guest to talk about some VERY under-discussed topics - Kim Vopni is most commonly known and referred to as the ‘vagina coach’, and she’s here to speak with me about pelvic floor health - a topic that is important for EVERYBO...

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Hey Mamas! In today’s episode, we’re talking about the under-discussed FINANCIAL STRUGGLES of motherhood. 


Motherhood is beautiful, and challenging, and EXPENSIVE. It comes at a high cost...depending on your situation, it can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and without a doubt, financially demanding. 


And in addition to the obvious expenses…..society tends to overlook so many other factors that can negatively affect our finance...

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Hey Mamas,

In today's episode, we're talking about something that seems to be on everybody’s lips (…and in everybody’s homes!)…..that’s right, we’re discussing this new season of flu season, and the ANXIETY, the EXHAUSTION, and the MOM GUILT that can surface because of it.


In today’s episode, you’ll hear stories from a few moms in the sick kid trenches, navigating everything from the merry-go-round of viruses passing from one...

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Hey Mamas,

In today's episode, we're talking about the silent struggle of secondary infertility, and the millions of couples that are affected and impacted by this issue.


My first guest, Jennifer Redmond, is an Integrative Nutrition & Hormonal Health Coach who helps women struggling with fertility to transform how they view wellness to enhance their fertility and feel deeply supported in the process.


My second guest, Mic...

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Hey Mamas! In today’s episode we’re talking about sharing, owning, and processing our birth stories.


If you are well beyond the newborn or toddler stage….you might be thinking, “Birth stories? That was ages ago. Nothing more to process here”……and if this is you, I urge you to continue listening anyway!


The first half of today’s show  features real birth stories shared by the mothers who lived them….they’ll talk about the feelings a...

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Hey Mamas, and welcome to Season 2 of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast!

In today's episode, we're talking about navigating changes in our relationships with our partners after having children.

In this episode, I'll share my conversation with Katie Rössler - a Licensed Counselor and Transformative Grief Guide, who has spent the past 15 years helping individuals, couples, and mothers live healthier and happier lives. 

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Hey Mamas, and welcome to Episode 12 of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast!

Thank you for listening, and THANK YOU so much for being here - whether you're a regular listener, or a first-timer....a new mom, or an extremely experienced parent! It's been humbling and motivating to read every single ONE of your comments, emails, and reviews about the show so far. It’s what keeps me psyched about producing the next episode an...

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In today's episode, we're talking about being a mother of MULTIPLES.

In this episode, I’ll share my conversation with Amber De’Neise - she’s a toddler mom to twin girls, and is based out of Northern Ontario, Canada. It was SO interesting for me to hear about her journey into first-time motherhood…only with TWICE the fun!! This was a really eye-opening interview, and we cover so many different topics - including everything fr...

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In today's episode, we're talking about the importance of motherhood community - or in other words - how to find your PEOPLE. 

In the first segment, you’ll hear from a variety of moms around the world who share what motherhood community looks like to THEM. They’ll talk about who their ‘go-to’ support people are (or were!), and where they found them.

Later in the episode, I’ll highlight some women and groups who are dedicating...

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Hey Mama - in today's episode, we're talking about finding time and rediscovering yourself after motherhood.

In the first segment, I interview Aga Lawrynowicz about reclaiming our time (and….ourselves, really!). Aga’s a Seattle-based Life-Coach for busy moms and the founder of 'Choose Clarity'; she strives to help women ‘redesign their lives and win back their time’...now, does that sound spectacular to anybody else...

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In today's episode, we're talking about finding body neutrality after having children. We discuss the struggle to reconnect with our bodies postpartum, and how QUICKLY we are targeted by ads, social media, and society in general to try and ‘rewind the clock’ and fit into the version of ourselves we were before pregnancy.

In the first segment, you’ll hear from a handful of mamas as they share about their body image journeys -...

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In today's episode, we're talking about the many different ways we cope when the mental, emotional, and physical loads of motherhood feel a bit heavy. Sometimes, the coping mechanisms we use are good for us….and other times, they allow us to just make it through another day of motherhood! I definitely have both good (and not so good) ways of handling stress, and I just want to clarify that this episode is NOT about passing ...

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In today's episode, we're talking about The Life of a Working Mom. 

Being a working mom is a delicate balancing act of family schedules, work obligations and responsibilities, school drop-offs and pick-ups, project deadlines, unexpected child illnesses, and lots of Plan B’s, Plan C’s, & Plan D’s in place.

In the first segment, you’ll hear stories from moms from a variety of professions and life circumstances…they’ll each ...

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In today's first ever 'Raise Your Glass' Bonus Episode of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast, I'm joined by my very good friend (and European 'neighbour') Bri Nigro - she's a Canadian mama living in Sweden with her partner and 13-year-old daughter.

We've shared a LOT of the same experiences over the years - listen in as we discuss living abroad, raising bilingual children, parenting in a different...

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In today's episode, we're talking about Motherhood Anxiety & Managing Expectations. Nobody likes to feel out of control of their own life. We generally avoid things that make us feel incompetent or scared, or that push us too far outside of our COMFORT ZONES…….now, I don’t know about you, but I’d say having a baby or raising a child does a pretty good job at all of those things - and that can be INCREDIBLY anxiety-induc...

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Welcome to Episode 3 of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast!

In today's episode, we're talking about POSTPARTUM RECOVERY. We spend months preparing ourselves for the arrival of our baby……and now that we’re home, with a newborn, climbing the STEEP learning curve of motherhood - we’re supposed to try and find/make time to HEAL?!

No worries, Mamas - I’m sharing the TOP 10 THINGS every new mom NEEDS or NEEDS TO KNOW about post...

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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast - a place where you just might find (or hear!) a tiny piece of your motherhood reality.

In today's episode, we're talking about a big one - MOM GUILT. We'll discuss where it comes from, what we can do to shake it (or shut it up!), and share some of the strangest reasons we've felt it.

My guest on the pod today is the illustrator and mompreneur behind the ...

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast - a place where you just might find (or hear!) a tiny piece of your motherhood reality! I'm your host, Rae Lynn Minke - an educator, writer, and emotionally-frazzled toddler mom.

In today's episode, we're talking about Pandemic Pregnancies and Postpartum Experiences (because they say you should share about what you know...). I'll share a bi...

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