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258: Maria Hunt: Unicorn Mom

In 2015, Maria Hunt, Shameless Mom to two sons, joined yet another local FB mom group to meet fun moms in her area, but her open and honest personality was polarizing in the group. She said what most women were thinking. A lot of moms openly criticized her for it, but many of them loved it. So she started her own group, the Unicorn Moms, to meet like-minded, cool, fun moms, who occasionally let their kids eat Lunchables, watch too much TV and like to go out and have a good time... and the...


257: 6 Ways To Build A Champion Mindset

Mindset is everything. It can make you and it can break you. When it comes to winning at life, you have to do a lot of mindset work. It’s the only way to see your gifts, appreciate your gifts, and fully utilize your gifts. A mindset reset can help you find joy and success in the most difficult of situations. A champion mindset keeps you resilient and powerful at all times. If you think about the people around you who are winning at life – you can probably see that they do indeed have a...


256: RB Fast: The Advocacy Path

RB Fast is a leadership coach for schools and nonprofits based in Denver, CO. She travels the globe facilitating workshops and retreats focused on team building, strategy, and leadership growth. From large conferences to private board rooms, RB shows up as a partner and guide for every client. When she isn't helping organizations realize their big vision, she's probably in her garden and kitchen preparing delicious food for the people she loves, including her beloved husband, Steve,...


255: My Home Birth Expectations vs. Reality

It’s easy for us to underestimate our own power. Giving birth is the single most powerful a woman can do. I chose to do it unmedicated. I don’t think this is necessarily the best way, but it’s the way I chose. And my low-risk pregnancy allowed me to do this at home. I learned through my home birth experience that I can do really hard things. That said, I would not opt for another unmedicated birth. It’s interesting how experience can change our perspective, isn’t it? This is the story of...


254: Christine McAlister: Building A Life With Passion

Christine McAlister is an entrepreneur, business coach and the author of The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere. An expert on turning tragedy into triumph, she founded her company, Life With Passion, after the full-term stillbirth of her first daughter, Maeve. She's been featured in Inc., Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and the Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast. Christine helps high-achievers all over the world to...


253: 6 Tiny Tweaks To Improve Productivity

I’m going to be a little controversial here and tell you that if you feel you don’t have enough time in your day, it’s your own fault. I don’t say this because I doubt you are super busy. I know you have a lot of balls in the air. I totally get it. But I also know that the constant overwhelm of busyness is usually due to two things: I don’t say any of this to point fingers or place blame, as I don’t think I’ve ever met a mom who didn’t struggle with this. So, I promise, we are all in...


252: Beryl Young: Finding Your Creative Self After Motherhood

Beryl Young is a Shameless Mom to her 8-year-old daughter, as well as the founder of Recapture Self and creator of Momtography® photography classes. Inspired by Beryl’s traumatic entrance into motherhood, Momtography® began in 2011 in the DC Metro Area as a creative business experiment. Over the past 7 years, Momtography® has expanded to include an online learning experience and local classes across the US taught by licensed teachers in 12 cities. Beryl calls herself a creative coach who...


251: Managing Deceit

Last month, we found ourselves in the middle of a string of traumatic lies at the hands of someone we trusted on the most vulnerable level. Managing that kind of deceit was overwhelming. It took some time to figure out how to move forward. When someone breaks your trust in a big way, it’s easy for your mind to go to dark places. It’s easy to give into fear. It’s easy to make up stories in your head that do not serve you. In this episode, I’ll share how someone deceived my family and our...


250: Lauren Golden: The Free Mama Moment

Lauren Golden is a Shameless Mom to 3 kids and loves helping mamas free themselves from the 9-5 grind. She launched The Free Mama Movement to show working moms that they don’t have to choose between family and financial stability. Hundreds of families today are happier and more fulfilled thanks to Lauren and her online programs. Whether you’re a single mom, a military mom, or a mom in a two-parent family who doesn’t want to sacrifice your time with your babies in order to provide for...


249: Sara Dean: Kick Your Imposter Syndrome To The Curb

Everyone struggles with Imposter Syndrome. EVERYONE. Over the last year or so I have been noticing how prevalent Imposter Syndrome is among some of the most successful people I know. It has become abundantly clear that we all struggle with feeling worthy. So, now that I’ve confirmed that this is a problem for you, lol, I’m going to talk to you about how to manage it. Listen in to hear me share: Links Mentioned: SMA Episode 149: Stop Saying Sorry Thank you to our sponsors: Canvas...


248: Danny J: Saved By The Daughter She Gave Up (Part 2)

Please Note: This is Part 2 of Danny-J’s story. If you didn’t listen to Episode 246 last week, go back and listen to that first! Danny-J is an award-winning entrepreneur, coach, podcast host, and storyteller. As the former founder of The Sweaty Betties, an online fitness community, Danny-J discovered the most effective method for capturing attention and increasing revenue—sharing personal and brand stories. Danny-J's work can be heard in her weekly podcast, The Best Life Podcast and can...


247: 7 Steps To Find Your Passions

One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I find my passions?” Author Kristin Hannah says, “Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs.” I couldn’t agree more. It is easy for moms to lose themselves in motherhood. It is very common to wake up one day, years into motherhood, and wonder: The path to finding your passions and bringing TONS more joy and magic into your life is...


246: Danny-J: Saved By The Daughter She Gave Up (part 1)

Danny-J is an award-winning entrepreneur, coach, podcast host, and storyteller. As the former founder of The Sweaty Betties, an online fitness community, Danny-J discovered the most effective method for capturing attention and increasing revenue—sharing personal and brand stories. Danny-J's work can be heard in her weekly podcast, The Best Life Podcast and can be followed in real time on all the social media platforms. As a real-life example of "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" she uses...


245: 5 Ways To Love The Skin Your You're In

Body image has been a hot topic for me my whole life because it has been a struggle for me my whole life. Working in the fitness industry for 16 years made me hyper-aware of how every woman battles her own body at some point in her life – sometimes for her entire life. Having worked with thousands of women, I can tell you that a woman who weighs 125 pounds often has then same insecurities as a woman who weighs 225 pounds. Our insecurities are universal because they are programmed into us...


244: Dr. Jenny Yip: Kids And Moms Coping With OCD

Jenny Yip, Psy.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and a nationally recognized Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety expert. Since childhood, Dr. Yip has fought her own personal battle with OCD. Like so many others, she found herself falling victim to the daily struggles that OCD can bring to one’s life. Inspired by her childhood struggles and motivated to helping others overcome theirs, Dr. Yip established the Renewed Freedom Center in Los Angeles to help those...


243: 11 Non-Negotiables That Complete My Life

Do you know what your non-negotiables are? What are the things you can’t go without? What are the practices, habits, routines, rules you make sure to incorporate on the regular to protect yourself from overwhelm, exhaustion, and loss of identity? Identifying and implementing non-negotiables is a surefire way to have more control over you days and your JOY. Non-negotiables might include anything from a consistent bedtime to saying no extra work events to practicing affirmations first...


242: Rachel Paz: Repression and Orgasmic Meditation

Rachel Paz is a Shameless Mom to her 9-year-old sonm as well as a relationship-readiness coach for independent women who feel like finding companionship and intimacy is impossible without settling. Rachel didn’t magically know exactly what she wanted in a relationship and how to get it - but a divorce and entering the dating world again were a wake-up call to address the fear of intimacy she had experienced her whole life. To get at the root of the issue, she broke down everything she did...


241: Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths

Let’s get real. Real fast. Shit happens. We all have brutally painful moments in life where everything changes. Dreams are lost, hearts are broken, grief is all consuming, the pain is REAL. And sometimes relentless. There is a time and place to sit in your pain. And there is a time and place to turn your pain into POWER. Today, I’m going to share 4 of my biggest struggles that I turned into 4 of my biggest strengths. These struggles have touched every area of my life. I know you’ll...


240: Debbie Reber: Differently Wired

Deborah Reber is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a podcast and online community for parents raising differently wired children. Debbie’s podcast has more than 300,000 downloads and on it, she interviews high-profile thought leaders in parenting and education. Debbie’s new book is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Prior to launching TiLT, Debbie spent fifteen years writing inspiring books for teen girls....


239: 3 Things To Think About In June

And all of the sudden we are HERE. Summer! The longer I am a mom, the more conflicting emotions I hear around summer. “Yay! Summer adventures!” “How will we navigate a different camp every week?” “Precious times with my babies! Can’t wait for summer fun!” “I have to be home for how long with these kids???” “When can we just get back to our normal routine, please?!” Regardless of where you stand on summer and time off school, you have the power to make this a fun, memorable and...