Ola Mamas, we are back this week with our very last episode in our Covid Compassion Project series with an episode that will hit home for many of you. Yes, it talks about self-care. I know we discuss that on the show in copious amount every single episode, but today's episode is special because it talks about self-care during change, being compassionate toward yourself, and all of the hard stuff, the icky stuff we know we need to do because its good for us and our sanity, but never get around to doing.
Joining us on the podcast today is Dr. Leah Katz, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist practicing in Portland, Oregon. Originally from New York, she completed her doctorate training at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. While living in New York, Dr. Katz worked at a community clinic where she led several groups, treated individuals and couples in therapy, and taught a course in Health Psychology at Stern College for Women.
We deal with change every single day - some big, some small,...
Hey Mamas, Happy Belated Mother’s Day! We hope that you were pampered, nourished, and nurtured this weekend - no matter what that looked like. That being said, our COVID Compassion Project series continues to gain momentum and is changing lives with each episode we air.
This week, we have an old friend and guest returning to the show, and we are so excited to share her with you!
Meet Sunit Suchdev! She is a wife and mother who is passionate about living a high vibe life. She is the host of the High Vibe Life podcast and is a holistic lifestyle coach who helps women take their power back in mind, body, and soul health.
And together, both her and Sabrina discuss the much-needed call to rise within our lives, ask questions, and take charge of our minds, bodies, and souls. Yes, they explore the current socio-cultural and political climate and how now more than ever, it is important to be mindful of what we consume — mentally, physically, emotionally.
PS. These are merely...
Hey Mamas, another week, another day, but hello May! Our COVID Compassion Project series is still going strong and today we have a juicy, and much, much-needed episode to help you with all things business and learning to adapt and pivot during these interesting times.
We always hear the saying in business and life, "prepare for impact," but how often do we actually do so? Today's episode features Emily Reagan who is a mom of four, an air force wife, a digital marketing consultant, and founder of vacrashcourse.com. She has a background in journalism and electronic media. As a scrappy military wife who has moved every two years, Emily has worked in various jobs related to public relations, marketing, sports media relations, journalism, and video production. Finally, her random skillset has come together as a freelancer “VA” (virtual assistant), where she helps creative entrepreneurs take their talents online, grow their social media...
Hello Mamas, our special #CovidCompassionProject series continues to spread hope, positivity, and tons of tips and strategies to help you make the best of this time at home for yourself and with your family, no matter the current state circumstances globally.
Today's episode features Lindsay Leiviska, founder of A Heart For All Students, an organization with the mission to empower children who think and process the world differently by equipping the moms who raise them. Lindsay is a Christian wife, mom of three, and an educator with her Masters Degree in Teaching. She has been working with children for over 20+ years and homeschooling her own for more than 10.
In 2013, Lindsay and her husband adopted a newborn boy. The story of his adoption transition into their family radically transformed Lindsay as a mom and educator. Her mission is to change the parenting and educational narrative as it relates to neurodiverse children so that they can thrive as the people God has designed...
Here we are, still navigating the unknowns and living a new 'normal' that changes at the drop of a hat! This is why we, at YGTMama, made it our mission to bring to you a special series on the podcast for the next six weeks otherwise known as the COVID Compassion Project where we do a deep dive into "how" to juggle life and motherhood during these difficult times.
Our second episode in this special series features the incredibly stylish, savvy, and creative, Maria Swann — a professional wardrobe organizer and style branding strategist.
She is also a mother and wife in a fun, blended family and created her business for the quintessential busy women who just want to look good and feel good, so they can show up powerfully no matter where they go. In her years of working in corporate America and in conversation with many clients, she realized there were women who lacked confidence because of how they looked. Maria knows and believes that women who feel good about...
We are back, Mamas and we are back with a special series of episodes dedicated to helping you thrive during this global pause. It's been almost a month since we have been wearing all the hats, full-dang-time! Welcome to the next six weeks otherwise known as the COVID Compassion Project where we do a deep dive into "how" to juggle life and motherhood during these difficult times.
Our first series episode features Krista Lockwood, a decluttering specialist who teaches and empowers moms to create a minimalistic lifestyle so they can shift the focus off of the stuff in their home and onto the people inside it.
Currently, as a global collective, we have been thrust into a new normal which involves homeschooling, parenting, working - all in the same environment, day in and day out. Virtual hangouts and conferences, physical distancing (for now), and of course the very real grocery store lineups outside, and the TP shortage (or should we say TP mindset?)
October is ADHD Awareness Month. We have a kiddo diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type. He is not hyperactive. He has difficulty focusing on the pertinent information because he notices everything. Our child had previously been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder but we felt that there was more to his story. This new diagnosis made so much sense and connects significantly with his anxiety. In not being able to focus, he missed out on information. This led him to feel anxious because he was constantly trying to fill in the gaps and get caught up. Feeling anxious made it even more challenging to concentrate and be effectively on-task. He looked on-task in class. He was being compliant and his pen was moving on the paper but his internal struggle was very real and we saw the result of this with emotional breakdowns, trouble sleeping, and a sense of self-defeat and incapability communicated and visible at home.
When we decided to reconnect with his psychologist to...
We have a child who has anxiety. This is beyond worrying about things from time to time. Looking back, his anxiety was evident from the time he was a baby. He has always been a creature of habit. Changes to his routine caused outbursts, meltdowns, and lots and lots of tears. When he was two years old, and we had a second baby, there were many days when something would overwhelm or upset him and he would scream and cry for six hours a day. This isn’t an exaggeration. Transitioning to preschool was tough as was kindergarten and grade one and… This continued into grade five where we started to notice that his anxiety was having a significant effect on his performance at school. His teacher was not seeing what we were seeing as our child was good at going through the motions at school. He was in many ways the invisible kid in the classroom. He followed the rules. He worked diligently when he was supposed to. No one was the wiser that he would come home after a day of...
Being a mama is not my favorite job.
It’s a job that I dread every single day. The work is hard, the hours are long, and being mindful and intentional with my kids when I feel this way is the most draining thing I’ve ever done.
But I know it won’t be like this forever.
Even though I hate my job as a mama, I choose to stay at home to raise my kids. I choose to spend (almost) every day with them, not because I think it’s better for them or because I should. But because I can.
Not many mamas can. And I am grateful that I have the opportunity.
Before I rediscovered my entrepreneurial fire post-kids, I felt lost and depressed. For almost three years it felt as though wiping butts and playing dress up was going to be my life. I totally lost myself in motherhood. And not in a good way.
Luckily, that fire in my belly wasn’t dead. . . it was still there waiting for me to say, wait a minute! I’m still...
Suzanne Colmer is the founder of Your Shop Girl, a style and image consulting company in Toronto. She specializes in closet cleanses and educational shopping experiences and what she knows best is how to develop a wardrobe that you actually use 100% of. Suzanne is a graduate of George Brown’s Image Consulting program and has enhanced her studies at both the Sorbonne University in France and The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Often sought out by media as a style expert, she has been featured in The Toronto Star, on Rogers TV, CBC Radio, City Line, and Global TV.
Suzanne marries the art of dressing with the science of it, and she'll explain to us how establishing a foundation for your clothing and allows you to coordinate multiple outfits with minimal pieces.
With the start of the new year, people start taking inventory of their wardrobes, their habits, and their goals. Suzanne sometimes forgets she's in fashion because she sees how people present themselves...