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What No One Tells You About Motherhood with Dr. Alexandra Sacks – Mamaste026



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we chat all things “matrescence” with Dr. Alexandra Sacks, co-author of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood https://www.alexandrasacksmd.com/book Dr. Sacks is a Reproductive Psychiatrist affiliated with the Women’s Program at Columbia University and is well-known for popularizing the term “matrescence” in her powerful TED talk.

So what is matrescence anyway? It’s the transition to motherhood that encompasses mind, body, and hormones. Becoming a mother is joyous but it can also be hard. Then there’s everything in between—that’s where we find matrescence, an identity shift and growth that organically happens when a woman has a child.

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast

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 at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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Comparison in Motherhood – Mamaste025



Ryann and Jill take a little “coffee break” to discuss comparison in motherhood. Is comparison good thing? How can we use it grow? Should we compare ourselves to others? Who does it help?

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast

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 at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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Parenting Safe Children with Feather Berkower – Mamaste024



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we chat with Feather Berkower, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Founder of Parenting Safe Children, and Childhood Sexual Assault  Prevention Educator. Feather is on a mission to abolish childhood sexual abuse through normalizing conversation and educating her clients on the facts. This is such an important topic to cover and, yes, it can be uncomfortable to learn about. However, the information Feather presents will leave you feeling empowered to talk to your caregivers, schools, and families to ensure that your child stays safe. We also talk about trends in childhood sexual abuse statistics and the most important thing we can do to prevent childhood sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Prevention month, so please educate yourself and your communities on how we can prevent sexual assault for everyone, including our children.

*Possible Trigger Warning: Childhood Sexual Abuse Content*

When you’re looking for a Youth Organization, babysitter, daycares, etc. these are some questions to ask:

  • What safety rules do you have in place?
  • What’s your cellphone (if you have older kids) policy?
  • How do you enforce the safety rules?

Most offenders “groom” their targets. The grooming process typically looks something like:

  • weeks/months
  • building friendship—attention, love, making them feel special
  • tickling to test boundaries
  • rewarding-toys, candy
  • keeping secrets- small secrets at first then they build up to make sure they’re keeping secrets

Resources

David Finkelhor, Ph.D

Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse

parentingsafechildren.com

Parenting Safe Children on Instagram

feather@parentingsafechildren.com

 


Looking Beyond Biases with Jasmine Byrd – Mamaste023



This week on the Mamaste Podcast we welcome Jasmine Byrd, Project Coordinator for NASA, and badass working-mama to four-year-old, Trey.

We dive into Jasmine’s background, including her faith-centered foundation that has led her through every stage in her life and helped her create a family life rich in values while expecting the very best from people.

She shares her experience transitioning from a predominantly white school to a historical black university, Hampton University. We also talk about the racial tension that’s still unmistakably present today and how she is raising her son to see everyone the same, regardless of the color of their skin.

Quotable Moments

“What am I gonna do here that will make me happy?”

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that people are better than you think.”

“I’d rather be an optimist and proven wrong than live as a pessimist.”

“Prayer is a way of letting things go, like a release.”

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Never done growing – Mamaste22



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we talk about how to explain big ideas to your kids such vegetarianism, what to do for spring break when your partner is working and being with your kids where they are. We lament the fact that our kids are never done growing even when they hit a milestone such as dressing themself. Please join us for a fun and lighthearted conversation.

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Coffee Break: How to become immune to judgment – MAMASTE21



Welcome to The Mamaste Podcasts’s inaugural “coffee break” episode.  A short 20 minutes or so version of just Ryann and Jill talking about one topic in-depth. This week are topic is judgment. We tackle how to express our opinions but still be open to others, how to become resilient to judgment and how letting go (insert Frozen song here) of judgment is part of self care and self love.

We start the podcast with an excerpt from Rumi’s poem “A Great Wagon,”

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.” 

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Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Discovering Self-Care and Purpose – MAMASTE20



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we welcome professional certified life coach and mama of three teenage boys, Krista Resnick. Krista helps women step into their power and coaches us to find that with some simple shifts we can step into our purpose. She walks us through the complexities of having kids while trying to find purpose in something—a job, a business, a hobby—outside of the home too, and suggests some simple changes to become a more mindful parent.
Quotable Moments: 
“Purpose is the work you’ve been designed to do. It’s who you are and what you’re designed to be. It’s literally in your DNA. You don’t have to hustle for it. You don’t have to work for it. It’s not a destination, it’s not a goal.”

“You don’t have to do it all, You don’t have to come last. It’s not this noble feat to put yourself last.”

“We need to take energy inventory to find out what fills us up and what’s draining us.”

“Our feelings are guides, they’re our information.”

“Set four alarms a day on your phone to check in. How are you feeling in that moment?”
Resources:
https://kristaresnick.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kristaresnickcoaching/
https://www.instagram.com/kristaresnick/

Listen now on your favorite podcast app https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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One Foundation of a Mindful Family – MAMASTE019



Today on The Mamaste Podcast Jill and Ryann talk about the concept of deep listening, a component that’s vital for healthy relationships of all kinds. The practice of deep listening requires mirroring (repeating what the person’s saying in the way you’re hearing it), validating (telling them that you see how that makes sense), and empathizing (getting into their feelings about the situation). Plus, Jill catches a fly as we play catch up.

Listen now on your favorite podcast app https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Building Community Through Education – MAMASTE18



This week on the Mamaste Podcast we got to chat with superstar community builder, teacher mama, and totally down to earth doctoral student, Sam Gati-Tisi. She shares her inspiration for becoming a teacher and talks about what keeps her going every day in the midst of challenges.

Sam believes a strong educational foundation starts with community and strives to show her students that they are a part of something bigger than themselves. Her kick-ass teaching style kinda makes us want to go back to 6th grade because she’s seriously that passionate.

Sam’s foundation, admittedly, came from her strong family bond and in particular from her mom’s wisdom-led parenting style. “She encouraged us to solve our own problems and spread our own wings.” She likens her mom’s philosophy to the quote: “What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

We dove into so many inspiring topics in this one, the importance of self-care for teachers (and mothers!), being one of our favorite!

Quotable Moments

“Use what you have, start where you are.”

“We have courageous discussions”

“You can’t get passionate about reading, or science, or math without feeling like you’re a part of a community”

“Your whole life is only about building relationships. For kids in school that’s the best lesson they could ever learn.”

Resources:

The Mamaste Podcast Website

https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Samantha Gait-Tisi’s Instragrams

https://www.instagram.com/writingheroes/

https://www.instagram.com/toobusyfitness1416/

Pedro’s Community Class: https://www.facebook.com/events/390857831475236/

Hannah Brencher’s Book, Come Matter Here

http://www.hannahbrenchercreative.com/the-books

How To Tap Into Your Creativity www.peacefulmindpeacefullife.org

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Growing Self Esteem – MAMASTE017



Today on the Mamaste Podcast Jill and Ryann explore ways to start building self-confidence in our kiddos and, of course, some of that starts with modeling. But one of the most simple ways to nourish our children’s positive view of themselves is by eliminating a few key phrases instead being completely present with them as they’re playing.

On Today’s Episode You’ll Learn About:

  • Alternatives to saying phrases like “Good Job!” to our kids
  • Why praising our kids can have the opposite effect
  • Tools to use instead of defaulting to the phrases we’re all inundated with
  • How to approach non-judgment as a practice and lead with curiosity and wonder instead
  • The importance of playing with our kids while being fully present (even if it’s 5 minutes a day)

Resources:

Alfie Kohn article: “5 Reasons to Stop Saying ‘Good Job!’”

Listen now on your favorite podcast app https://mamastepodcast.blubrry.net/

Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mamastepodcast/ and send us a DM to let us know what you think and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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