Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Mamaste Podcast – Catch up over Ketchup – MAMASTE006



Our sixth episode was recording post Thanksgiving so we talk about Ryann running a Turkey Trot where she saw Abby Wambach!!! How inspiration Abby and her wife Glennon Doyle are and how Ryann is basically best friends with them now. We touch on holiday eating, whole 30 and ketchup. We hope you enjoy!

This is a place for mostly mindful mammas to come as they are and to hear real talk about life as a parent while navigating through the sometimes messy journey we call motherhood. Each week we will bring you a topic or a guest that will enlighten, inspire and educate you mamma. We believe that motherhood is one of the most powerful catalysts for growth and can lead to the sacred path of finding out purpose in and out of our homes. Mamaste. The hot mess in us honors the hot mess in you mamma.

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner.

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The Mamaste Podcast: Sara Van Norman – MAMASTE005



Today we welcome Sara Van Norman, founder of Elevate Online Enterprises and long-time Delray Beach resident, to our cozy Podcast nook. Sara is a digital media whiz, website creator, wife, and mama.

Sara is the creative force behind Elevate Online Enterprises and her husband recently transitioned to work alongside with her in what they call “a lifestyle”. She shares an all-too relatable story about realizing the tremendous need for user friendly websites and how she took a leap of faith and built the confidence to start her own business. Sara and Bryan show their clients the value in having an online presence. “It’s tangible and you can see the results. We pride ourselves in finding synergy with companies.”

We asked Sara what the key to pursuing fulfillment is and she says “You really need to solidify what the vision is. There are so many different ways to live. There are all these different ways to be a mother. But we get this anxiety from the things we’re told we’re supposed to do. I think it’s figuring out what you really want.” She says something that’s helped them solidify their vision for their family’s lifestyle has been defining their values and principles. Sara recommends Ray Dalio’s Principles  to get started. “There’s gotta be some core things that are important and everything else need to fall to the wayside.”

We also talk about the importance of staying connected with your partner and consciously working towards being on the same page to share a common vision for your family. “We made a really conscious decision to do this because we want a lifestyle. We have a lot of passion for it.” Sara and her husband are finding that with conscious effort, they are able to create a lifestyle that fits their desires while raising their daughter Elodie in stride.

Of course, it’s not always easy. As Sara puts it, the initial transition into motherhood smacked her in the face. (It’s ok, Sara, motherhood is still smacking us in the face!) “But I was glad for the struggle,” she continued, “it made me better ya know?” She talks about how for a long time she took cues from social norms that didn’t feel authentic for her “I tried really hard to fit into this mold of this thing that I’m not.” Once she was able to cultivate the confidence needed to step into her own version of motherhood and business ownership, she says the shift was life-changing.

Van Norman jokes about manifesting her husband and making a list of what she wanted in a partner. “It’s hard work to do the things that really manifest change in your life.” On that note, Ryann says the best marriage advice is “Grow Together” and throws out an idea for a New Year’s Vision Board Party.

In addition to connecting with your partner, we agree that relationships and connections with other women can be one of the most beneficial things for women—especially early on in the motherhood journey when things can feel unsure and isolating.“You are in the experience of sheer utter beauty and share utter terror at the same time,” Sara recalls about those first months and years of her daughter’s life.

Resources:

Elevate Online Enterprises on IG @elevateonlineenterprises

Elevate Online Enterprises

Lori Harder Dr. Joe Dispenza

Ted Talk My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

The Moms in Business Collective

 

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The Mamaste Podcast: Motherhood Uncensored – MAMASTE004



In episode 4, we get into the ridiculous semantics of motherhood: Whether you consider yourself a Stay-At-Home, Work-From-Home, Working Mom, or Full Time Mom, I think we can all agree: mommin’ ain’t easy.

*If you’ve got little ones around and they have sensitive ears, put in the earbuds for this one (and most of them). We have the tendency to drop an occasional F-bomb.*

We break down some academic philosophies, including Waldorf schooling. Developmentally, the average child isn’t ready for sit-down curriculum until around age 7 and our school system was founded on principles that aren’t necessarily up-to-date. But no philosophy is perfect. Whether you’re considering Homeschooling, a Waldorf school, or a traditional public education, it’s important to embrace the fact that kids don’t just learn at school and there are many opportunities for us to engage kids in learning.

No matter which parenting strategies or educational philosophy you lean towards, modeling is what our kids tend to pick up on. Ryann talks about getting a “Sorry mommy was being a bitch” shirt because she likes to fess up when she’s having a less-than-stellar day. She also dives into how becoming a stay-at-home/work-from home mama was a conscious choice.

Jill and Ryann also talk about motherhood, uncensored: Basically it  can feel like everyone’s putting their top 1% on social media. Ryann asks, “We know that everyone loves their kids. What else can we talk about?”, in an attempt to strike up authentic conversations about motherhood and the real side of what we go through, rather than the curated version which we tend to see on social media.

To walk away or not? Not giving tantrums too much attention but instead giving presence and space seems to the sweet spot for helping our babes express their frustration on move the F-on.

Speaking of walking away, how can we set boundaries with love and not take any crap from family members or friends who don’t respect them? “We get to decide what goes in our life and what makes us feel good and what doesn’t.” is the bottom line, like Ryann puts it.

Balance comes up yet again. Sometimes, it seems like we’re striving for the elusive B-word…. In a recent Hustle from the Heart Guest Post Ryann said,“Balance is a delicate merging of what matters the most.”

When chatting about alone time and self-care, Jill tried to tackle her dilemma of wanting to do all the things…. Ryann said, “When you start to prioritize and define what matters the most to you that’s when it starts to become clear in what order you should be doing things. You start to realize what makes you feel good, what makes you feel neutral, and what doesn’t make you feel good.”

And to wrap everything up The Mamaste Podcast collectively decides—“It’s JUST pee!” When you don’t care about pee anymore, you know you’re momming it hard. On that note, Jill eloquently leaves us with: “I might half ass it but I’m gonna be there 5 minutes early.”

Thanks for listening and reading! Please leave us a honest review and let us know what you want to hear more of. We’ve got some amazing interviews to close out the year, stay tuned and subscribe to get notified when we post new episodes. Till next time, mamaste!

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The Mamaste Podcast: Balancing Act – MAMASTE003



In our third episode we talk about bed time for both you and your child, “good” food vs “bad” food and the dreaded mom’s guilt.

This is a place for mostly mindful mammas to come as they are and to hear real talk about life as a parent while navigating through the sometimes messy journey we call motherhood. Each week we will bring you a topic or a guest that will enlighten, inspire and educate you mamma. We believe that motherhood is one of the most powerful catalysts for growth and can lead to the sacred path of finding out purpose in and out of our homes. Mamaste. The hot mess in us honors the hot mess in you mamma.

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner.

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