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Welcome to The Mom Force Podcast! We know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, and we’ve got you covered! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and co-founder of the Internet’s favorite photo book company Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom as she chats with parenting experts to answer some of our toughest parenting questions. And check out our Facebook group — the #momforce by Chatbooks — to see the power of women supporting women. That’s the MomForce!

Welcome to The Mom Force Podcast! We know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, and we’ve got you covered! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and co-founder of the Internet’s favorite photo book company Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom as she chats with parenting experts to answer some of our toughest parenting questions. And check out our Facebook group — the #momforce by Chatbooks — to see the power of women supporting women. That’s the MomForce!

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Welcome to The Mom Force Podcast! We know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, and we’ve got you covered! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and co-founder of the Internet’s favorite photo book company Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom as she chats with parenting experts to answer some of our toughest parenting questions. And check out our Facebook group — the #momforce by Chatbooks — to see the power of women supporting women. That’s the MomForce!

Language:

English


Episodes

Naming What Matters with Kendra Adachi of @thelazygenius

3/30/2021
When it comes to finding out what is important to you in your life, the first step is to name what matters. Kendra Adachi, New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way, shares how this mantra has changed how she lives her life. She is a podcaster, mom, author and creator of a life-changing chicken recipe (seriously, you need to check it out), and she joins Vanessa on The MomForce Podcast to discuss how you can be your own lazy genius. Kendra shares stories of how she has...

Duration:00:59:25

Happiness and the Human Experience with Gretchen Rubin

3/2/2021
Happiness is part of the human experience, and today’s guest never tires of exploring the many facets of emotion and happiness. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies, has devoted her career and writing to understanding how humans respond to their expectations. In this episode of The MomForce Podcast, she explains that people’s responses to outer and inner expectations determines which of the four tendencies (upholder, questioner, obliger, or rebel) they have. SHOW NOTES: The Four...

Duration:00:43:35

Creating a House of Learning with LaNesha Tabb

2/2/2021
Home is the first place a child begins to learn, and the role a parent plays in their children’s education has changed dramatically since the global pandemic began. LaNesha Tabb of @apron_education and author of Unpack Your Impact is an educator and mother who is trailblazing a new curriculum for teachers, parents and students to learn about diversity, inclusion and cultivating important conversations. She shares with Vanessa the responsibility parents have to “disrupt the default” and...

Duration:00:47:31

Choosing Plants Over Processed with Andrea Hannemann of @earthyandy

1/12/2021
Sick of hearing "new year, new you"? Instead of New Year's resolutions, follow Andrea Hannemann in her pursuit of lifelong health habits. She lives by her mantra "plant over processed" and shares how you can do it, too! For more about today’s show, check out our blog post! Then hop on over to The MomForce Facebook Group to hear from other like-minded parents “mom-hacking” their way through life. And use code PODCAST20 for 20% off your next Chatbook product.

Duration:00:41:57

Take the Stress Out of Picky Eating with Jennifer Anderson of @kids.eat.in.color

12/8/2020
Picky eaters are stressful! Jennifer Anderson of Kids Eat In Color is joining us to help take all that stress out with her best tips and tricks on how to make snack time and dinner time more enjoyable! For more about today’s show, check out our blog post! Then hop on over to The MomForce Facebook Group to hear from other like-minded parents “mom-hacking” their way through life. And use code PODCAST20 for 20% off your next Chatbook product.

Duration:00:51:19

Family Holiday Fun with Melissa Joan Hart and Lifetime

11/24/2020
In the mood for some classic Christmas flicks? We’ve got you covered with all things Lifetime Christmas movies. Vanessa Quigley sat down with Melissa Joan Hart to talk about her experience on the set of Dear Christmas, what it’s like to film during Covid-19, her favorite holiday traditions and so much more! For more about today’s show, check out our blog post! Then hop on over to The MomForce Facebook Group to hear from other like-minded parents “mom-hacking” their way through life. And...

Duration:00:42:29

Give the Gift of Connection

11/11/2020
Chatbooks is about connection. And in this special episode of The MomForce Podcast, Vanessa Quigley, Chatbooks co-founder and mother of 7, is talking about how the perfect gift this holiday season can really make those we love know exactly how important they are! Reflecting on past episodes with guests like Shea McGee, Dr. Tina Bryson and Jordan Page, to name a few, Vanessa shares tips and tricks on how connection can help strengthen our most important relationships. What better gift to give...

Duration:00:16:15

Designing a Beautiful Life with Shea McGee

10/13/2020
How did a girl who went to school in Public Relations end up with a booming interior design company, a book coming out the fall and her very own line at Target? Shea McGee of Studio McGee is joining Vanessa to talk about how she built her brand, alongside her husband Syd, while trying to balance being a wife and mother. For more on Shea and things we talked about on today’s show, check out our blog post over on Chatbooks! Then hop on over to The MomForce Facebook Group to hear from other...

Duration:00:44:57

Laughter is the Best Medicine with Lisa Valentine Clark

9/15/2020
Many say laughter is the best medicine - Lisa Valentine Clark, the original “Real Mom” at Chatbooks, is here to prove it. As a very successful actress, author, and radio show host, Lisa shares how good humor helps guide her through life's journeys and trials, including the MLS diagnosis and passing of her husband, Christopher Clark. For more on Lisa and things we talked about on today’s show, check out our blog post over on Chatbooks! Then hop on over to The MomForce Facebook Group to hear...

Duration:00:48:33

10 Tips and Takeaways by Top Experts and Everyday Moms from Season 1

6/30/2020
Morning schedules, taking the family camping, and parenting different personalities are among the few hot topics Vanessa and her co-hosts and sisters talked about in this first season of The MomForce Podcast. Vanessa is revisiting ten of the stand out tips and tricks in this season finale episode. 1. Hire a “warm body” to babysit when the kids are all in bed. All Things Babysitters - Part I 2. When should you let your girls start shaving their legs?? Keeping the Kids Clean(ish) - Shower,...

Duration:00:22:41

Destigmatizing Mental Illness with Jane Clayson Johnson

6/23/2020
Let's face it. Mental Illness has a stigma. On this episode of The MomForce podcast, Vanessa and two of her sisters, Erika and Shelly, are tackling the touchy subject of mental health. Award winning journalist and former co-host of CBS’s The Early Show, Jane Clayson Johnson joins the conversation, discussing the need to destigmatize how we view mental health as well as her own struggles with clinical depression. She shares insights from her book, Silent Souls Weeping, where she interviewed...

Duration:00:36:29

It’s Great to Be a Dad! with @fatherhoodisdope @scoutmasterson @jeremyandrus

6/16/2020
Father’s Day is around the corner and on this extra special episode of The MomForce Podcast, Vanessa is talking to three very different dads about what fatherhood looks like in their home. Aaron McGee of @fatherhoodisdope talks about destigmatizing fatherhood, specifically as it pertains to men of color. Scout Masterson talks about the adoption process he and his partner, Bill, went through to finally get their two adorable children. Jeremy Andrus is a serial entrepreneur and the current CEO...

Duration:00:36:00

Our Best Tips for Moms and Babies to Get the Sleep They Need.

5/26/2020
Sleep is one of a mother’s most coveted things. Mama sleep and baby’s sleep. In today’s episode of The MomForce Podcast, Kara and Shelly are talking about the things they learned from our previous podcast episode about sleep. Shelly’s 5th baby is 2 and had been a terrible sleeper. But thanks to the tips Shelly learned from Lauren Olson’s episode, baby Otto has mastered sleeping in this crib. Kara is due with her 5th baby this summer and Becca Campbell’s episode provided much needed direction...

Duration:00:10:28

Turning Silliness into a Savvy Business with Kate Call of @latewithkate

5/19/2020
Kate Call from @latewithKate is not afraid to goof off for the camera! For years, she’s been making us laugh with her hysterical antics on her popular instagram account. But did you know she also is an incredibly savvy business woman who created her own company, Lates by Kate? (If you need buttery soft jammies, then look no further!) In this episode of The MomForce Podcast, Vanessa and co-host Erika talk with Kate about how she came up with business ventures and how she “balances” work life...

Duration:00:27:52

7 Budgeting Tips Revisited with Jordan Page

5/15/2020
Budgeting can be a four letter word! But our friend, Jordan Page makes it simple and dare we say FUN! With purse strings tightening up all around us due to #socialdistancing, we are revisiting our popular episode to highlight Jordan's best tips for creating and sticking to a budget! Psssst - for the entire month of May, she's offering her Budget Bootcamp & Productivity Camp FREE! Check out her website for details! Want to learn more about The MomForce Podcast - be sure to join our Facebook...

Duration:00:11:36

How Marco Polo is Curing the Loneliness Epidemic with Vlada Bortnik

5/12/2020
On this episode of the MomForce Podcast, Vanessa and her sister, Erika, are talking to Vlada Bortnik, the founder of Marco Polo, a popular video based messaging app. Vlada tells the backstory of the company and how it was created to help connect with others on their own schedule. As busy moms, keeping in touch with family and friends can get difficult. Vlada explains how Marco Polo can help! Vanessa and Erika are HUGE fans of the app and use it daily to stay in touch with their sisters and...

Duration:00:34:47

Mother's Day Quarantine Style with Vanessa, Erika, Leah, Shelly, and Kara

5/5/2020
Mother's Day is nearly upon us and it's sure to be unlike any other. On today's extra special podcast episode, Vanessa and her 4 sisters (and co-hosts) are talking about all things they've learned during quarantine. Erika, Leah, Shelly, and Kara join Vanessa via ZOOM to discuss some hot topics. With 30 kids between them and spread out across the country, the sisters have seen just about everything and are ready to dish on all of it! A few of the questions they talk about are - "How has...

Duration:00:31:43

Cultivating a Positive Inner Dialogue with Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood of @lovepoweredco

4/28/2020
Building a business takes patience and grit and a whole lot of passion. Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood of @lovepoweredco have all that and more. Vanessa and co-host (and sis) Leah are chatting with the two mom bosses about how their business began and how they juggle all the many hats they are required to wear. Leaning on each other's strengths, they took the leap and began Love Powered Co, whose mission is "to empower the next generation of mindful leaders, through the POWER of I AM....

Duration:00:31:43

Building Strength, Stamina and Community through Exercise with Emily Nelson of @highfitnessemily

4/21/2020
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which make you feel good. When you exercise via a High Fitness class, those endorphins are jamming out to wicked tunes right along with you!! On today’s episode of The MomForce Podcast Vanessa and co-host Erika are talking to Emily Nelson, co-founder of High Fitness. Emily is sharing how this incredibly popular fitness trend came about and how she and her co-founder Amber Zenith are keeping the music pumping and the sweat coming, even during...

Duration:00:32:27

MomForce Mini: Snapchat? No way! with Leah

4/17/2020
There seems to be no getting around screen time while we are all quarantining, especially when mom needs some uninterrupted time to get a few things done! On this MomForce Mini episode, Leah is sharing her thoughts on screen time, particularly video games and social media. (pssst. She may have said "death to snap chat!")

Duration:00:10:06