How Mom Made It!

How Mom Made It!

How Mom Made It! And How You Can Too! We’re Shining a Light on Mom Creators... Whether they’re baking cookies, playing pickleball or spreading peace around the world, moms are making it and making a difference. “How Mom Made It! is a new podcast dedicated to showing moms you can do it too! Produced by MomsTown, and hosted by Mary Goulet and Heather Reider, “How Mom Made It!” is on a mission to share the stories of mom creators, not only to promote their products and services, but to serve as an inspiration for other moms to take action on their ideas and dreams.


September 15, 2023 30 mins

Bee-fore you listen to any other podcast today, bee sure to listen to this one, bee-cause it is bee-yond fun!

Joining us in this episode is bee-keeping mom, Kemi Pavlocak. Paying homage to her sweet sense of adventure, Kemi recently opened a new specialty store in San Diego's Old Town. Kemi and her husband, Mike, are outdoor enthusiasts and their store reflects their passions. You'll be able to satisfy your foodie sweet tooth by ta...

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We've been following, for a couple of years now, the entrepreneurial journey of a single mother, veteran and determined business woman! Thereasa Black is the owner of the chocolate company, Bon AppéSweet. It's not just your ordinary chocolate company and it's not just your ordinary story. 

In our chat with Thereasa, she shares the ups and downs- the raw story of a veteran mom on a mission to create the best life possible for her an...

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September 11, 2023 31 mins

New Award-Winning Children’s Book, Henri and the Magnificent Snort, Makes Hearts Burst with Joy  


With kids back in school and October as National Bullying Prevention Month, a local author’s award-wining picture book about a bullied French bulldog helps children rise above bullying and love all parts of themselves. A touching review from 12-year-old reader, Avery C.: The book made her “heart burst with joy.” 


Henri and the Magn...

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September 7, 2023 21 mins

This episode hits some spicy notes as we talk to a mom who turned her side hustle into a full time gig! We're talking with food entrepreneur, Samantha Binkley about why and how she got started in the spice business and the unique musical twist she's bringing to kitchens across America.

When Samantha's daughter went off to college she said to her mom it's time to discover what makes you happy. Samantha says she followed her advice!...

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August 16, 2023 29 mins


A Mom Makes a Family Passion for Ice Cream into Yummy Success 

Sarah Wynn | Founder, Wynston’s Ice Cream 



It’s safe to say two scoops of ice cream is better than one; which means two ice cream stores is also better than one (and, we got the scoop that a third location is possibly in the works!) 

Wynston’s ice cream in San Marcos just opened a second location on the 101 in Del Mar. Sarah joined us on the po...

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August 16, 2023 30 mins

Executive National Vice President with Arbonne & New Author 

Shannon Blas | 


Shannon Blas has a diverse background. She began her career as a Registered Dietician, but later transitioned into the real estate industry. For the past 16 years, she has been dedicated to building her health and wellness business. Shannon is passionate about mindset and empowering women to thrive in all areas of their live...

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How Mom Made It! as an award-winning author!

Julie Tully


Cowgirl-turned-nomadic navy spouse, Julie Tully writes about life, culture and the places where they intersect. Her quirky lifestyle has taken her around the world, from rural Northern California to Europe and Africa. Julie’s writing has appeared in Legacy Magazine, Military Spouse Magazine, and Your Teen for Parents. Her memoir "Dispatc...

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August 15, 2023 21 mins

How Mom Made It! In Bikinis - 

Netta Ziv | Founder & Designer, Naya Swimwear

Netta Ziv is the founder and designer of Naya Swimwear, a local San Diego swimwear brand that hand draws her prints.

Netta is also the mom of a little boy. Since Netta was a little girl, growing up on the coast of the Mediterranean, she always knew she would be working in the fashion industry, designing and creating.

She studied textile design in colle...

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Jennifer Lucore - How Mom Made It! Playing Pickleball

She is a pickleball champion, pickleball historian and she’s in the Pickleball Hall of Fame! 

Pickleball! If you don’t play, you probably know someone who does. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, it’s the fastest growing sport three years in a row with more than 36-million players in the United States. 


California apparently has the most players and in...

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Stephanie Brown, CEO and Founder of The Rosie Network


The Rosie Network is a non-profit organization founded by local military spouse, Stephanie Brown, after spending hours searching online for a contractor to do repair work on her home. Preferring to hire a veteran, a vision was born to promote military family-owned businesses to the American public. Shortly after, Rosie’s List was launched, the first-of-its-kind search tool fea...

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August 15, 2023 25 mins

Christy Harst | How Mom Made It! With her voice


You might not know it but chances are good that you’ve heard this mom’s voice on commercials for John Deere, Delta Faucets, Sherwin Williams, Bank of America and PNC Bank. 

In this episode, we’re chatting with Christy Harst, who for the past 20 years has been working as a voice over actor. 


Her journey started in college when she applied for a news internship at a radio station. D...

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How Mom Made It! Promoting Peace Around the World

Jill McManigal, Founder of Kids for Peace Global

Website: Kids for Peace Global

Jill McManigal is the proud mother of two beautiful children and the co-founder & executive director of the global nonprofit, Kids for Peace. What started in her Carlsbad backyard in 2006 has grown into a kindness movement with over 19 million youth in 115 countries participating. Through Kids for Pe...

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How Mom Made It! And got Her Product onto Store Shelves Nationwide!

Leeanna Gantt, Founder & CEO, TookTake & TookTake Pets

Leeanna Gantt, a mom and breast cancer survivor, invented a product to help people of all ages get & stay well. Now, she wants to share her story to inspire other moms.

Her story is inspiring! It all started with being diagnosed with cancer. During her chemotherapy, she found herself overwhelmed by ...

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May 5, 2023 2 mins

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