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292: Jody Agard: Surviving Suicide, A Drug Dealer, And Infidelity

Jody is the Shameless mom, a wife, and a nature lover. She’s a two-time Amazon bestselling author of “Let Love in 101; A Practice Guide to Happiness” and her most recent book “Mommy Reboot; A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care”. Jody is a self-care coach working exclusively with busy moms who want to feel less overwhelmed and more fulfilled and she’s known in her industry for transforming the lives of moms through the art of self-care. She’s the face behind the Mommy Reboot Facebook group, a...


291: Permission To Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Let’s get really clear about something real quick… You deserve to enjoy your holidays. You deserve to eat the cookies. You deserve to drink the nog. You deserve to live it up and laugh out loud and love lots in all the ways that fill your soul. AND, you deserve to do all this guilt-free. That said, I want you to be mindful and intentional about what truly brings you joy. I want you to be aware of delightful indulgence vs mindless consumption. For me, delightful indulgence is: For...


290: D Arlando Fortune: From Facing 5 Felonies to Finding Fatherhood

Fortune is a Shameless Dad and the oldest of two kids. These things should have made him a responsible, motivated leader – which he is today. But his road to get here reads differently… Although he graduated from university with honors & an opportunity to play professional baseball, he chose to become an accountant for the government. But, the government wasn’t challenging enough for his active imagination. So, he started studying successful people and decided that’s what he wanted to do...


289: How To Quit The Kiddie Comparison Trap

We spend a lot of time in the SMA talking about the comparison as it relates to us as women. But we haven’t really dug into how we compare our kids to other kids. I’m noticing as Vinnie gets older that kiddie comparison is A THING. I think some of the kiddie comparison trap stems from the same place as our own comparison trap: our own insecurities, poor self-worth, self-doubt as women and moms - and maybe some guilt, too?? In this episode, I dig into 5 ways to look at your child’s...


288: Julie Ciardi: Divorced Mommy

Julie Ciardi is a Shameless divorced and remarried mom of 3 kiddos. She divorced when her oldest two kids were 2 and 4. She remarried and now has a third child, age 4, with her new husband. She has a very modern blended family. She recently took a flying leap from corporate, leaving behind a high paying multi-six figure salary to be an entrepreneur with 2 businesses. She launched a brick and mortar women’s boutique, Haven Boutique, where she styles women for their daily hustle. Then she...


287: 4 Steps To Protect Your Energy Over The Holidays

I recently polled our Shameless Mom #everydamnday Facebook group, asking what you all needed help with right now. I got over a tons of responses and many of those responses had a lot of likes – letting me know that a lot of you are facing the same obstacles. But the most liked response was, “How to protect energy and boundaries so you still have joy during the holidays.” This response was the most liked comment by a landslide. Here’s the deal about the holidays – you have every right to...


286: Heather Boorman: Fringy Parents and Fringy Kids

Heather Boorman lives an intensely joy-filled and full life as a homeschooling mom to 3 fringy kids and the executive director and therapist with Boorman Counseling. She passionately advocates for differently wired kids and adults through her work as a national speaker, writer & podcaster at The Fringy Bit. Heather’s also the author of The Gifted Kids Workbook, which provides mindfulness-based activities to help kids reduce stress, balance emotions, and build confidence. Listen in to hear...


285: How To Stop Staying Stuck In Your Struggles

Last week I gave a talk to Moms In Finance in Seattle and it was pure FIRE and GOLD. It was basically a combination of FIVE podcast episodes I’ve already done wrapped up into a 30-minute talk that will totally change how you turn your struggles into strengths and take power in your life to rewrite ALLLL the stories that are keeping you stuck as all get out. Listen, we all have our “stuff”….. And most of us let our “stuff” dictate our struggles. We let our “stuff” create stories in our...


284: Rachel Rodgers: Million Dollar Badass

Rachel Rodgers is a woman of color, a mother of four and a seven-figure business owner -- in that order. Rachel started her career working as a lawyer with nonprofits, federal judges and Hillary Clinton. Rachel is founder of Million Dollar Badass, a high-level Mastermind for women looking to take their businesses from 6 to 7 figures. She firmly believes all women should desire to become millionaires – because of the profound impact a woman’s money can make on the world. Rachel is also my...


283: Relationships, Boundaries, And The Stories We Make Up

It was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that I might be the kind of person who makes up BIG stories in my head that are often UNTRUE. This happens when I think someone might be mad at me or when I think I’ve been wronged or when anything feels unjust in my world. I’m quick to make assumptions, jump to conclusions, and sometimes downright freak the heck out. And it’s often all for nothing. The story I created in my head was just that – a story – with no basis in reality. Can anyone else...


282: Taryn Perry: How To Be A Shameless Coach And Influencer

Taryn Perry is a Shameless Mom of 4 and a 6 figure earner as a Beachbody coach. She became a Beachbody coach 10 years ago to prove the infomercials were a big fat lie and she lost 25 pounds and built a whole new career, replacing her 6 figure commercial real estate salary in just 3 years. Since then she has worked with multiple MLMs and in multiple fitness spaces as a Turbo Kick instructor, a CrossFit coach, a Boot Camp coach and a Core de Force instructor. She recently added nutrition...


281: Top 4 Lessons Learned After 1 Million Downloads

If you’re listening to this episode, you have been a part of my journey to 1 million downloads in some way and I can’t thank you enough. I did not get here alone. I got here because YOU listened, downloaded, subscribed, reviewed and shared this podcast. For that, I am beyond grateful. Over the course of almost 300 episodes and over 1,000,000 downloads, I have learned some truly valuable lessons that apply to so many areas of life. I think you’ll be surprised at how much some of my lessons...


280: Courtney Shorter: Grief, Joy, and Soul Free Mamas

Courtney Shorter is the Owner and Event Designer at RyanMorgan Events and Soul Free Mamas, where she plans memorable events and retreats that bring people together… Courtney has always loved planning gatherings, parties, and yes...meetings! Fascinated by all the details in dressing up, dancing, the music, lights, the food, and the glamour. Much like a stylist helps her clients find the best garments to showcase the greatest versions of who they are; Courtney helps her clients throw the best...


279: 4 Ways To Make More Time For Yourself

A recent conversation in our Shameless Mom #everydamnday Facebook group stopped me in my tracks. One Shameless Mom posted that she only got a couple hours of time to herself each month. And that her partner thought this was an appropriate amount of time – he didn’t see why she might need anymore. I found this disconcerting. But more disconcerting was the chorus of moms who commented saying they too didn’t get much if any, time to themselves on a regular basis. MAMAS. This is NOT...


278: Heather Chauvin: Mom Is In Control

Heather Chauvin has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership. Her mission is to crack women open to their deep potential and help them create the life their soul craves. Heather is the creator of the New & Noteworthy Podcast, Mom Is In Control, and has been featured on/in the OWN network, Huffington Post, and various other media outlets. Through her Courageous Rewrite Initiative, Heather gives voice to many humans who courageously took inspired...


277: 17 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Predators

I often tell people that my “mommy podcast” is not about momming. It’s no about how to potty train your kid or get through sleep training. It’s generally NOT parenting advice. Except now. Because I will shamelessly declare that there are a few instances in which I will use my platform to give parenting advice. Protecting your kids from predators and sexual violence is one of those instances. A few weeks ago I released an episode titled, “How To Not Raise A Rapist.” After that...


276: Katie Krimitsos: Reframing Mom Guilt and Other Mommy Myths

Katie Krimitsos is a Shameless Mom, wife, adventurer, podcaster, business strategist, seeker and change maker. She's committed to brightening the light of women around the world - through her Biz Women Rock community, which supports Women Entrepreneurs - and now through Meditation for Women, guided meditations that are specifically created with the special journey of women in mind. These meditations are tools to help women reconnect with the divine wisdom already inside of each us so we may...


275: 4 Ways To Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Like most women, I spent a lot of my life trying to blend in. I wanted to be the same as all the people around me. In fact, I hated that I had red hair and freckles for my entire childhood. I didn’t like looking different. However, today, as a 42-year-old woman, mom, wife, entrepreneur, I LOVE standing out. I love being my own unique person. I love being recognized for what makes me different. I love my red hair and freckles (and I get super offended with certain skin care companies say...


274: Marina Pearson: The Joy of Being

Marina Pearson is a Shameless Mom to 3-year-old Leo, host on The Joy of Being Podcast, bestselling author and investor. Aside from being featured on/in ITV This Morning (in Europe), Marie Claire, The Guardian and The Daily Mail she lives her life working on projects that light her up. When she isn't spending time with her son at the beach in Javea Spain (where she lives) she is running exclusive Joyriding Retreats in Spain for women/mums in business who want to ditch the overwhelm or...


273: How to Do it ALL FOR YOU

I’m guessing someone at some point told you something like, “If you take good care of yourself, you’ll be so much more able to take good care of others.” Can we just call BS on this?!? First of all, you are allowed to take good care of yourself because you damn well deserve it, not because you need to serve others better. AND… When is the last time anyone ever told a dude to take good care of himself so he could better serve others? Ummmm, never. You wear a million hats and...