Swirl & Sip Podcast

Swirl & Sip Podcast

Welcome to the Swirl and Sip Podcast –a podcast about life, and going through all the hoods -womanhood, marriage-hood and parenthood all with a glass of wine in hand. Each episode we'll be trying a new bottle of wine, giving our candid thoughts, and diving into those topics that you have when it's just you and your girls. Everything from how we handle making new friends in our 30s, managing money in marriage, and all the ways kids change everything, we're keeping it real and candid in our conversations.

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May 5, 2021 44 min

It's finally here - Season Three!!!! We're excited to kick off season three of the podcast and we're starting with celebrating all the ways women make money moves! If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that women are phenomenal at the hustle game! 

Did you know that in the last 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 114%?! And the number of businesses owned by women of color has grown ...

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?We love the conversations that happen around our episodes! In this Tasting Notes, we're hearing your feedback on EP 202 - Let's Talk About Sex Baby!? In this episode, we talked sex with guest Rashida Ahmed of For The Love Of Yoni. We're tackling how to embrace your sexuality and how to tell your partner EXACTLY what you want!

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For The Love Of Yoni
Rashida Ahmed's Instagram
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April 21, 2021 52 min

Ever wish you could know exactly what he was thinking? Would you like to have a man's perspective from time to time?⁠ Is there a situation you could've used some male intuition in?⁠ It's no secret that men and women often THINK and COMMUNICATE differently. ⁠

In this episode, we have special guest husbands Brandon (Shara's husband) and Rajesh who was on a Season 1 episode with his wife. We're getting their opinio...

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We love the conversations that happen around our episodes! In this Tasting Notes, we're hearing your feedback on EP 214 - Special Child, Special Mom.  In this episode, we talked with  Kacey Dangerfield, aka Kay Alex, who is transparent about her journey with her autistic son, Zander. Kacey gives us great insight into why it's important to get an early diagnosis if you think your child may be special needs and why more Black...

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April 7, 2021 55 min

How do you feel about raising black and brown sons in today's society?⁠ The harsh reality is the world we live in is not safe for black and brown men. Unfortunately, the color of their skin is an automatic strike against them.⁠ ⁠ Are you fearful for your sons future? What are you doing to prepare them for life in this world as a man of color?⁠ 

Today, we are joined by two very special guests and dads.⁠ We're discussing our h...

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We love the conversations that happen around our episodes! In this Tasting Notes, we're hearing your feedback on EP 221 - Italian Excursion. In this episode we talked with Anna Savino about what it's like owning a tour business during a global pandemic and the difference in raising children in Italy.

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March 24, 2021 55 min

𝗪𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱 & 𝘄𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱.⁠ As mothers and wives, we often put the needs of our children and spouse first. ⁠ However, we have to take ...

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We love the conversations that happen around our episodes! In this Tasting Notes, we're hearing your feedback on EP 204 - Putting In That Work! In this episode, we talked resetting our marriage expectations with Leasha Ogle, founder of This Thing Called Wife. Leasha is sharing the lessons she's learned after changing her outlook on her own marriage and giving us tools to navigate being a wife! 

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March 10, 2021 40 min

Unfortunately, many parents among us have endured childhood trauma. Though many have been able to move on with their lives, becoming parents themselves can be triggering. Parenting is hard, but parenting as a survivor of childhood trauma can be extremely difficult and terrifying. ⁠

We were super excited to chat with Lonnetta "Lonnie" Grant of Lonnie Enterprises and Dynasty Institute! Lonnie is a childhood trauma survivor an...

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We love the conversations that happen around our episodes! In this Tasting Notes, we're hearing your feedback on EP 222 - Fighting For Our Lives! In that episode, we tackled the important issue of advocating for yourself and your health. We get it...standing up to doctors or other medical professionals can sometimes be intimidating. But there is no one that cares more about your health than you do so we've found some techni...

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February 24, 2021 39 min

Make sure the little ones are in a different room when you play this episode! We're talking all about cursing - should women (and especially moms) do it? Some people think it is unbecoming of a woman to throw out a f-bomb every now and then. What about the thought that only uneducated people curse (because they don't know other words). With two master degrees over here, we know that's not true! Is cursing only a "pr...

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February 17, 2021 58 min

We've made it to our Season 2 finale and this week is a continuation of our conversation from EP 224 - Raising Kings Part I. Being mothers of Black and brown sons is not for the faint of heart. While there's a constant worry about the world we're raising our boys in, we're also trying to find a balance to make sure they aren't raised in fear.

In our final episode of Season 2, we're talking about our own thoug...

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February 10, 2021 55 min

How do you feel about raising black and brown sons in today's society?⁠ The harsh reality is the world we live in is not safe for black and brown men. Unfortunately, the color of their skin is an automatic strike against them.⁠ ⁠ Are you fearful for your sons future? What are you doing to prepare them for life in this world as a man of color?⁠?

Today, we are joined by two very special guests and dads.⁠ We're discussing our h...

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February 3, 2021 49 min

Shara and Sasha are both lucky enough to have a choice when it comes to sending their boys to school. We both recognize that having that choice is an immense privilege. Some parents make huge sacrifices to get their kids into better schools, both public and private. Either by moving to more expensive districts or choosing pricey private schools.

Today, we are discussing the options we have for our children. Private School vs. Public...

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January 27, 2021 46 min

Did you know that doctors listen to their patients for an average of just 11 seconds before interrupting them? If you were dealing with pain or an ailment for weeks, is 11 seconds enough time to explain your symptoms and express your concerns?⁠ Of course not!⁠?
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In this week's episode, we're tackling the important issue of advocating for yourself and your health. We get it...standing up to doctors or other medical professio...

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January 20, 2021 58 min

We're on our way to Italy...in our minds of course because it's still a pandemic! Of course, we both love wine so we were ecstatic when we got the chance to talk to our special guest this week - Anna Savino.

Anna is originally from Napa, California but has lived in the Piedmont region of Italy since 2005. Her love for the region—and especially the wines of Barolo & Barbaresco—has led to a career in food and wine guiding ...

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January 13, 2021 52 min

It's a new year and it's been off to a rocky start...BUT good news - we are still the same Sasha & Shara! Are you into goal setting? Do you choose a work of the year? How do you use your word throughout the year??

In today's episode, we're discussing goal setting, planners, and vision boards. We're not really into resolutions but we do set intentions and there's definitely a path we see ourselves on.

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January 6, 2021 54 min

We are celebrating the 1-year anniversary of The Swirl and Sip Podcast! Can you believe it's been an entire year?!⁠ ⁠ In the midst of a pandemic, we start a podcast and are only a few episodes away from the end of our second season. We are so grateful for all of our listeners, new and old.⁠ ⁠Today, we are reminiscing about how we got started, and what we have in store for the future of Swirl & Sip. ⁠ ⁠ 
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December 30, 2020 46 min

While Shara and I are both boy moms, we have both been teen girls...and whew! Our mommas had a hard time.⁠ ⁠ When you were a teen, were you able to confide in your mother? Go to her for advice?⁠

In this episode, we're joined by a very special guest, Aleeka, The Safe Space Curator and diving into why girls do not talk to their moms, and how mothers can create safe spaces to have conversations with their daughters. ⁠

Aleeka Moody...

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December 23, 2020 50 min

We've made it to our first Christmas episode and we're decking the halls! Christmas is a special time of year and of course, every family has their own traditions and celebrations. In this episode, we're talking about how we celebrate the holidays and the type of traditions we hope to carry on in our own families.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Sasha & Shara!
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