Okayest Moms: The Podcast

Okayest Moms: The Podcast

The Okayest Moms is a community for the imperfect modern mom. Each week, co-hosts Brittany and Heather talk about a range of topics from motherhood to frivolous reality tv and everything in between. We believe in self-care, mom friends as our sanity, and that motherhood looks different for everyone. Most of all, we believe that you are more than *just* mom. Welcome to the Okayest Moms podcast!

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May 24, 2022 35 min

Brittany and Heather talk to Dr. Sahar Martinez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that specializes in perinatal mental health. Motherhood brings out a range of emotions, both positive and negative, and Dr. Martinez talks about how to hold space for the highs and lows of motherhood. The conversation also touches on healing generational trauma, and how that plays a role in parenting.

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Both Brittany and Heather are fresh off of trips to Disneyland in the last few months, and have some Disneyland Tips and Tricks to share! Listen for their experiences with the new Genie+ system, explain the difference between Genie+ and Lightning Lanes, and answer the age old question, “Is Disneyland worth the money?”

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Disneyland tips and Tricks
  • Everything you need to know about the Disneyland app
  • Best h...
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    Life continues to teeter on the edge of a dystopian nightmare, which means we are leaning into our favorite coping mechanism- escapism. We’re sharing the reality shows, docu-series, dramas, and sitcoms we’ve been enjoying, as well as the book titles we’ve read and listened too.

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Watching, reading, and listening
  • Our thoughts on Selling Sunset
  • Heather’s guilty pleasure show, and why she’s newly obsessed with the La...
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    May 6, 2022 22 min

    Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our new series, Okayest Mom Moments!

    You know those moments in motherhood that make you pause and whisper “WTF?” under your breath? Those moments that are so unique to motherhood that if you don’t laugh, you might cry? These stories are meant to reassure you that no one is doing motherhood perfectly, and that there is beauty in the imperfection.

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    Death and grief is complicated at any age, but particularly in children. In this episode, Brittany and Heather speak to Andrea Dorn about helping children cope with grief and other big feelings after the death of a loved one in their life.

    ABOUT Andrea Dorn

    Andrea Dorn, MSW, is a mom of two boys, author, and clinical social worker who has worked in the social work field with adults and children for over a decade. Andrea’s interest...

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    Birthday parties are back in full swing! Maybe it’s the lull in the pandemic, the season, the age of our kids- whatever it is, it seems like every day our kids bring home a new invitation and the calendar is full of birthday parties. Heather and Brittany birthday party norms and expectations, including how they handle birthday parties with their children, and the results of an Instagram poll.

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Birthday party Nor...
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    Heather and Brittany talk to Addie Fisher of Old World New about imperfect sustainability, and making more sustainable and Earth friendly choices in your home. There is a misconception that in order to be sustainable, your behaviors and actions need to be so 100% of the time. Addie shares how to strike the balance between sustainable and perfect, small changes you can make now, and actionable ways to advocate for change.

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    Heather and Brittany share what is working right now in their skin care routines, including their favorite products they are currently using, and new habits they’ve adopted to support their skin care routines.

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: skin care routines
  • Why Heather takes a sun hat with her everywhere she goes
  • The SPF product that both Brittany and Heather swear by
  • Current favorite drug store finds
  • What skin care products Heather and Britt...
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    How to talk about war with your kids is probably a topic you’d like to never have to discuss with your children, but unfortunately it’s a fact of life. If you are struggling with how to talk about the war in Ukraine about the conflict with Russia and the world, then this is a must listen episode. Dr. Bethany Cook gives practical advice on how to discuss the topic, how to scale the conversation depending on your child’s age, and ho...

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    April 1, 2022 22 min

    Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our new series, Okayest Mom Moments!

    You know those moments in motherhood that make you pause and whisper “WTF?” under your breath? Those moments that are so unique to motherhood that if you don’t laugh, you might cry? These stories are meant to reassure you that no one is doing motherhood perfectly, and that there is beauty in the imperfection.

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    March 29, 2022 43 min

    Okayest Moms: The Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes!

    Everyone has pet peeves- those silly, often mundane things that annoy the daylights out of you. The problem with pet peeves is that you often come across as the asshole because of how mundane and silly they can be. Heather and Brittany share their biggest pet peeves and decide if they are legit complaints or if their complaints aren’t warranted.

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    Brittany and Heather are back in the What’s Working Now series, talking about mental health and self-care wins, discoveries, and habits. Mental health and self-care is so much more than bubble baths and solo grocery shopping trips, and the Okayest Moms share practical, actionable things that have worked for them, and will hopefully help you too!

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Mental Health and self-care
  • How being more mindful of every day ch...
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    March 15, 2022 49 min

    Tiffany Madvig joins Heather and Brittany to discuss reframing motherhood. The pandemic has shifted the priorities and perspectives of mothers, but how do we adapt to those changes in every day life, and how do we honor ourselves as a result of it? Tiffany also shares about her tough decision to let go of her business in the wake of the pandemic, and how she juggled motherhood and passion in a difficult season of life.

    WHAT TO LIS...
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    March 8, 2022 67 min

    Heather and Brittany talk to Bri, a nutritionist, who focuses on intuitive eating and plant based nutrition. The nutrition space can be complex and confusing, but Bri give practical ways to change your habits, how to balance that with kids, and how to change your pattern of thinking in order to make changes.

    About Bri

    Bri is a nutritionist, NLP practitioner and Intuitive Eating counselor empowering women to repair their relationsh...

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    March 4, 2022 18 min

    Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our new series, Okayest Mom Moments!

    You know those moments in motherhood that make you pause and whisper “WTF?” under your breath? Those moments that are so unique to motherhood that if you don’t laugh, you might cry? These stories are meant to reassure you that no one is doing motherhood perfectly, and that there is beauty in the imperfection.

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    March 1, 2022 49 min

    With mask mandates at school as clear as mud, Heather and Brittany discuss peer pressure, and how to handle it with young kids. The Okayest Moms also discuss bullying, teaching our kids about “safe” adults, and the challenges each of these present.

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Peer Pressure
  • Why we are talking about peer pressure with our elementary aged kids
  • What our conversations around peer pressure look like
  • Good vs. bad peer pressure
  • Bala...
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    February 22, 2022 48 min

    In this happy hour episode, we talk to Monica about the struggles of raising teenagers, how she cultivated and maintained her village of amazing women, and the role entrepreneurship has played in her life.

    Trigger warning- there is brief mention of suicide ideation.

    ABOUT Monica Urick

    Monica Urick is the owner of the cute children’s second hand shop Monkei Miles, mama of Noel and wife of Keith. Being a mother is my favorite gig I’...

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    Brittany and Heather talk about practical ways to support teachers and schools, Heather shares about substitute teaching, and some surprise guests join in as well. If this episode feels chaotic, then it’s a true representation of life right now. It’s been a crazy start to 2022 (and we’ve heard the same from you!), so here’s to purging the chaotic energy and getting back into a routine!

    WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Schools
  • Practical things ...
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    In this episode, Heather and Brittany talk to Ashley Newell all about Lunar New Year. We deep dive into how Ashley, as a daughter of immigrants, celebrates and her unique perspective on the holiday. Ashley opens up about her experience with racism and gives her thoughts on how we can combat it within our own communities.

    About Ashley

    Ashley Newell is a digital content creator, wife, and mom of 3 from Elk Grove, CA.  She loves expl...

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    January 25, 2022 85 min

    Anyone else surprised at just how much time, energy, and thought goes in to feeding kids? Brittany and Heather talk to Amy Fernandez, a San Francisco based holistic health coach and plant based chef about introducing more foods to picky eaters, some of her favorite plant based meals, and her thoughts on regulating sugar.

    about amy fernandez

    Amy Fernandez Is a certified holistic health coach-graduating from The Institute for Integr...

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