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Contemplative Motherhood Podcast

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A Sacred Space for talking about Contemplative Practices, Spirituality + Messy Motherhood. We seek the Divine Presence amidst the Beautiful Chaos of Motherhood and share our failures, our triumphs, and our missteps. Your hosts on this journey are Erin Thomas and Chelsea Whipple. To get in touch with Erin and Chelsea email them at contemplativemotherhoodpodcast@gmail.com

A Sacred Space for talking about Contemplative Practices, Spirituality + Messy Motherhood. We seek the Divine Presence amidst the Beautiful Chaos of Motherhood and share our failures, our triumphs, and our missteps. Your hosts on this journey are Erin Thomas and Chelsea Whipple. To get in touch with Erin and Chelsea email them at contemplativemotherhoodpodcast@gmail.com

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A Sacred Space for talking about Contemplative Practices, Spirituality + Messy Motherhood. We seek the Divine Presence amidst the Beautiful Chaos of Motherhood and share our failures, our triumphs, and our missteps. Your hosts on this journey are Erin Thomas and Chelsea Whipple. To get in touch with Erin and Chelsea email them at contemplativemotherhoodpodcast@gmail.com

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English

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Episodes

The Contemplative Child: Transforming Our Children's Routines into Times of Sacred Connection

10/3/2021
Join Erin in the second episode of bonus content, "The Contemplative Child." Take time to sort through the value of habits and routines in a child's life through the life span. Sit with Erin as she discusses how this alone can transform moments of our daily lives into Sacred space for connection with the Divine and with each other. Erin will unpack her academic study of child development, how habits create pathways for growth, and discuss the culmination of how little moments create a...

Duration:00:21:55

The Contemplative Child Episode One- "The Push and Pull of Parental Emotional Capacity

9/26/2021
In a bonus episode with a child centered lens, Erin takes us down the road of building the framework of a Contemplative Child. Erin discusses spiritual formation in children and the interwoven aspects of a child's development. She also touches on the importance of recognizing unrealistic expectations and laying heavy shame based responsibilities on ourselves as parents when it comes to our children's spiritual development. Tune in to hear how the framework of being a "listening companion"...

Duration:00:22:35

Sharing our Noticings: Wrapping Up Season 1

8/8/2021
In the last episode of Season 1, Erin and Chelsea discuss what they have individually noticed about Season 1 and the topics presented. They dive deeper into the effect their kids have on their spiritual lives, why saying No was such a difficult episode for both of them, and saying goodbye to mom guilt. Erin, who recently went on a retreat, talks about her experience and what she discovered about the contemplative lifestyle that made her change her outlook. Nothing is left on the table in...

Duration:00:38:10

Is Motherhood A Spiritual Practice: Part 2

8/1/2021
In part 2 of our conversation, we unpack specifically motherhood being a spiritual practice both the negative aspects and the positive aspects. Motherhood is not all that we are but it is a big part of how we relate to the world. Instead of thinking spiritual practices add more to our to-do list, we reframe the question of how can we look at being a mother through the lens of the Divine? Join us as we dive deeper into the conversation and find ways to be who we are, chaotic and beautiful.

Duration:00:30:19

Is Motherhood A Spiritual Practice: Part 1

7/25/2021
This episode is part 1 of a 2-part conversation that will be shared in the exploration of the topic “Is Motherhood a spiritual practice?” Throughout season one, you have heard us unpack some of the basic tenants of spiritual practices in our own lives. These are not exhaustive and to be honest, they barely scratch the surface of the Contemplative Motherhood lifestyle. But for the following two episodes , we hope to weave together tokens from this season that will aid us all in putting...

Duration:00:34:06

Learning to Say No: Finding Our Heart Center

7/18/2021
Saying No can be the hardest word to say as a mother. Maybe not to our kids but to the outside world. In this episode, Erin and Chelsea tackle how Saying No can become a contemplative practice, when we learn what to say no to and why it is important. Often, it is our ego saying yes instead of our heart center. The discussion will center around how operating out of our heart center and protecting our boundaries can lead to a more intimate life for ourselves and our children, allow us to get...

Duration:00:38:10

Glimpses of Solitude: Initiating Time for You

7/11/2021
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea discuss the importance of alone time away from kids, activities, chores, and finding space with the Holy. It is not always easy but solitude creates openings where we get to know ourselves, reset our priorities, and discover the Sacredness of our daily life. Chelsea describes different ways solitude can be accomplished in the midst of the daily and how, for her, solitude gave way to a deeper appreciation and compassion for her kids. Erin and Chelsea also...

Duration:00:43:41

Navigating Unexpected Moments: The Art of Gratitude

7/4/2021
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea explore navigating the unexpected (and sometimes unwelcome) moments of life. These moments can crack open unexpected spiritual practices that teach us the desires, needs, and benefits of intentional practices. Listen as Erin shares how deep grief led her to the practice of gratitude. This shift in perspective after overcoming the loss of a child led her to an unexpected moment of desire, the desire to pursue gratitude as a spiritual practice.

Duration:00:38:04

Creating Rituals: Transforming Our Rhythms and Routines

6/27/2021
In this episode Erin and Chelsea tackle our everyday mundane routines and rhythms and transform them into a Sacred Connectedness. What does that mean? Finding that the everyday mundane can be an invitation to enter a Sacred space. When we stay present in these activities they can become rituals. Rituals that begin to open a Divine Presence surrounding us while we do laundry, dishes, drive kids around, pick up the same toys over and over, etc.

Duration:00:33:08

Connecting to Nature: Exploring Our Surroundings

6/20/2021
In this episode Erin and Chelsea use their natural surroundings as a backdrop to connecting with all that the Divine has given us. Using personal examples of how their kids showed them the beauty of nature and how we can grasp this inner beauty while exploring the physical beauty of nature. They have plenty of oops moments of being a mom outdoors with kids who dare to venture more than they are comfortable with but through that vulnerability comes a realization of how connected kids are to...

Duration:00:26:42

Moments of Stillness: Creating Space for Calmness

6/13/2021
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea break down what it means to find stillness and become aware of the Sacred Presence even when the day gets off to a horrid start. We believe that stillness and parenthood is not oxymoron but sometimes it takes a bit of seeking to craft what stillness looks like for a mother. Join us as we talk about stillness in our own lives, whether its a beautiful and simple gray chair or sitting down to eat a meal.

Duration:00:36:29

Becoming a Contemplative Mother: What is it all about?

6/6/2021
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea break down the often intimidating word: Contemplative. Oftentimes, contemplative gets used as contemporary but this can miss the importance of the spiritual teachers who left much knowledge for us and had much to teach us about a contemplative lifestyle. The episode also dives deeper into different faith traditions, languages for the Sacred One, and glimpses of what being a mother can mean for a contemplative.

Duration:00:33:54

Saying Yes to Mud puddles and Messes: An Introduction to Erin Thomas

5/30/2021
Listen in as Erin gives a first-hand account of her journey towards contemplation and motherhood. Her insight, experience and vulnerability will leave you wanting more and living out this deeper knowing within us.

Duration:00:33:00

Welcome to My Beautiful Chaos: An Introduction to Chelsea Whipple

5/23/2021
Listen as Chelsea dives deeper into why she calls herself a contemplative, what does that mean, what led her to desire this lifestyle, and what she has learned about being a contemplative mother.

Duration:00:34:51

Trailer for Season 1

5/17/2021
Listen for a preview of our first season of Contemplative Motherhood podcast. We discuss the inspiration for this podcast and what our first season is all about. Thanks for listening in! Tune in for Episode 1 on May 24, 2021.

Duration:00:02:36