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A weekly podcast covering topics related to modern motherhood including pregnancy, birth, parenting, health, self-care, community, perspective, & more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.

Elevating Motherhood Lori Beth Auldridge

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A weekly podcast covering topics related to modern motherhood including pregnancy, birth, parenting, health, self-care, community, perspective, & more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.

    022. Parenting in the Age of Social Media with Dr. Sarah Sarkis

    022. Parenting in the Age of Social Media with Dr. Sarah Sarkis

    Parenting in the age of social media feels tricky, doesn’t it? I’ve found that a lot of parents feel insecure when it comes to rules about social media and how to approach it. We need to talk about it more and find ways to feel confident in our parenting in general, but especially when it comes to phones and social media.

    That’s why I’ve invited Dr. Sarah Sarkis on to the show today to start that conversation and help us navigate these tricky waters.

    Dr. Sarah Sarkis is a psychologist, writer, and performance consultant with a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii (though it won’t take you long to discover she’s a Boston girl at heart). Her integrated approach is big on science and low on BS, empowering her clients to achieve long term change and growth through an eclectic blend of psychology, neurobiology, and functional medicine.

    She created her blog, The Padded Room, as a virtual safe space to help people manage the jarring realities of life. There, you’ll find a soft landing for life’s harshest truths. We’ll link to that in the show notes. You can also follow her monthly essay series Shrink Rap via her work with The Flow Research Collective.

    I came to this podcast with fear, guilt, & sensationalism and left with hope, confidence, and direction thanks to Dr. Sarah’s insights.



    We talk about all things Social Media:

    · Who’s on social media

    · What kids are being exposed to

    · How it affects them

    · Risks & benefits

    · Parenting

    · Virtual citizenship

    · What behaviors we model for our kids

    · And how we can approach all of it as parents who want what’s best for our children

    · And hope! This isn’t a doom and gloom episode! Tune in and get more comfortable and confident with how you approach social media in your parenting.



    Dr. Sarah’s links: Website, Facebook, Instagram



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    • 59 Min.
    021. Loss of a Child: How to Offer Support in Times of Grief with Sonya Niess

    021. Loss of a Child: How to Offer Support in Times of Grief with Sonya Niess

    Trigger Warning.

    Sonya Niess has returned to the show today. She was my first guest in Episode 2 when we talked about expectations and motherhood.  If you haven’t tuned in to that episode, I highly recommend going back and listening to it. It really is the first part of a very powerful story. And one that contains transformative perspective for any mom.

    At this point, the title has probably clued you in to what happened next on Sonya and Naia’s journey.

    Please know that this is a trigger warning. It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you we will be talking about the loss of a child in today’s episode. Sonya will be sharing her story and opening up about her grieving process. She also generously offers ideas for us about how to be supportive during and after times of loss. Her ideas really resonate with me and I know they will for you, too. Many of us feel at a loss ourselves when we hear such stories. Our hearts and heads often struggle with what to do or say in those moments. Sonya gifts us with loving perspective and tangible ideas. For that I’m very grateful.

    If you’re wondering whether to listen or not, please know that this episode is for all of us.

    For moms who have also lost a child. My heart goes out to you and I hope you find comfort, support, and understanding through Sonya’s story.

    For moms who know someone who has lost a child and long for insight into what to say or do to support a grieving family. Sonya offers ideas for us.

    It’s also for moms who have experienced neither, but want to learn more for the sake of compassion and understanding.

    There are a lot of deep breaths in this episode.

    Tune in to hear brave, sweet Sonya talk about support, encourage understanding, and offer us gentle advice about how to be helpful during times of loss.



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    • 1 Std. 23 Min.
    020. "What About Me?" Connecting with Yourself & Your Family in a Marriage with Kids

    020. "What About Me?" Connecting with Yourself & Your Family in a Marriage with Kids

    Me time when you're married with kids? Yup. It's possible. 

    But how? How can there be any time for anything when everyone else's needs feel so important and our schedules are so busy? It's enough to leave any parent asking "what about me?" 

    This happened to my husband Chris & I. We felt like our needs weren't getting met, our schedule was a mess, and we'd get resentful if the other person got to go do something by themselves and we didn't. 

    And then things changed. 

    Not magically overnight, but there was a shift--one we initiated. We found what worked for us, got a calendar, and started to align our actions and values. Now we make space for an abundance of "me time" every single week for every person in our family. The resentment is gone, we're happier and more energized, our connections are deeper, and we're in a really good place. How did we do it? Tune in as we share what works for us in the hopes it will inspire you to find more time for connecting with yourself & your family. 



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    • 34 Min.
    019. Bellies, Backs, Bottoms, & Bladders: Physical Therapy for Moms with Angie Peters, MPT

    019. Bellies, Backs, Bottoms, & Bladders: Physical Therapy for Moms with Angie Peters, MPT

    You know the jokes… how moms can’t go to the trampoline park or even sneeze without peeing a little? We’ve just come to accept it as annoying and kind of funny at the same time. What if I told you there is something that can be done about it? That bladder issues after baby are common but not normal?

    It’s true! And today’s guest, Angie Peters, is here to share valuable insights about pelvic floor health and physical therapy with us. It turns out there are a LOT of options that don’t just involve elusive kegels. (I mean, are any of us actually doing them right!?) A well trained, compassionate physical therapist can help mamas so, so much.

    Angie is a physical therapist on the island of Maui who specializes in pelvic floor rehab. I used her services during and after two of my three pregnancies (because with the first, I didn’t understand this was an option!) She offered me loving support, guidance, and care during those sensitive times to help me figure out what was going on with my body and what I could do about it.



    In this episode, she shares with us insights on:

    · What physical therapy (PT) is

    · Common ailments mamas go to PT for

    · Who can benefit from PT

    · When you should seek out pelvic floor PT

    · How you can get in to see a physical therapist

    · Common hang ups moms have about going to PT

    · How to prepare for your PT appointment

    · What to expect in PT

    · Tips for finding & interviewing a PT

    · And tips for follow through + personal accountability once your PT appointment is over



    I want relief for you, mama! I want you to know about and understand how PT is a valuable option for mamas who are experiencing pain, discomfort, incontinence, pain during sex, and other issue moms commonly experience during and after pregnancy. PT is a great way to take control of your health, understand your body, and take an active role in helping resolve these annoying issues.

    Be sure to share this episode with other mamas who could benefit from information about Physical Therapy! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode!



    Head to the show notes over at www.elevatingmotherhood.com for links to the resources Angie shares in this episode. 



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    More About Today’s Guest: Angie Peters at www.mauipelvicrehab.com

    • 56 Min.
    018. Be the Light: A Seasonal Mindset Check-in

    018. Be the Light: A Seasonal Mindset Check-in

    Today’s episode is coming to you on a Friday instead of a Wednesday this week because a lot of us will be celebrating Christmas on the 25th and we’ll be more than a little distracted on that particular Wednesday…plus Hanukkah & Solstice begin on the 22nd and Kwanzaa & Boxing Day on the 26th and and and…the list of celebrations is huge in the month of December. And I thought it would be helpful during this busy time of year to do a mindset check. Yes, even this close to big holidays.

    This is an insanely stressful time of year and it’s easy with all of the sales and shiny signs and glittery this that and the other thing to feel overwhelmed and grumpy and exhausted and burdened by a million obligations on top of our everyday busy-ness. Not to mention all of the people you suddenly have to interact with for various reasons.

    We do have a choice to step out of the chaos and come back into ourselves, our family, our family’s values, and what really, truly means the most to our little family during the holidays we celebrate.

    I thought about going over expectations, obligations, actions, scheduling, and all the things and try to offer you actionable points and ideas to combat stress, but…then a clear message came to me:

    Be the light.

    Be the light. That’s it. That is going to be my mantra for the rest of the year. When I get stressed or pressured or overwhelmed. Or my kids are overwhelmed. Or are losing it. Or the cashier is about to lose it. Or the people looking for the closest parking spot are about to lose it. Or angry words or fingers go flying. Or people are driving aggressively. Or things aren’t being delivered according to schedule. Or something gets lost in the mail. Or I burn the monkey bread on Christmas morning (again). Or the chickens get out as we’re trying to go to a holiday show. Or the toddler spills hot cocoa all over her dress before we get a decent picture. Or the holiday card company loses my order for the second time.

    Whatever comes my way. I have a choice. I can be the light. I can offer the smile. I can listen. I can nod empathetically. I can crack a joke. Lighten the mood. I can serve up hot cocoa. I can serve up grace. I can be the light.

    I can take commitments off the calendar. I can hug my kids. I can smile at everyone. I can be at peace with mix-ups (knowing they are inevitable). I can give that person the close parking spot (they’re going to take it anyway), but I can offer it with a happy heart and move on. I can thank the cashier. I can thank the customer service rep for trying (or forwarding me to a manager). I can laugh off the mishaps that are going to happen. I can try my best and make space for others to try their best, too.

    Be the light. Be the face that lights up when your kids share their holiday crafts with you. Be the calm, understanding heart as often as you can. And when you get overwhelmed, know that you can come out of it. It’s not forever. You have the light inside of you, it just gets clouded over sometimes, and that’s okay. We can help ourselves (and each other) in those moments. More show notes over at: www.elevatingmotherhood.com

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    • 8 Min.
    017. Mean Girls: A Compassionate Conversation with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

    017. Mean Girls: A Compassionate Conversation with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

    Let me start off by saying this interview did NOT go in the direction I thought it would. Lisa blew my mind with her insights and loving suggestions. She is a true healer and helper and I could not be more excited to share her with you!

    Back in 2014, Lisa had a blog post go viral: Raising Girls Who Are Includers Instead of Mean Girls (https://www.lisamccrohan.com/2014/09/raising-girls-who-are-includers-instead-of-mean-girls/) You’ve probably read it…it is still making the rounds on social media over 5 years later. Why? Because it’s an important topic that hits home for many of us.

    In this episode, Lisa and I dive deep and discuss:

    · What sparked Lisa to write this viral blog post

    · Our own personal journeys with bullying

    · How to parent through tough “mean kid” situations

    · Parenting when we feel triggered from our own past hurts

    · How not to raise mean kids

    · How not to be “mean moms” ourselves

    · How to raise kids who are includers

    · Specifics on how to be an includer & what each of her suggestions look like:

    o We hold

    o We include

    o We love

    o We empower

    o We regard

    o We model how to treat others

    Lisa holds nothing back in this episode! I knew this interview was going to be good, but Lisa took it to a whole new level just for us. She is passionate about compassion and it shines through big time! Tune in and prepare to have your mind (& heart!) blown in the best way possible!

    More About Today’s Guest:Lisa McCrohan is a Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapist, Integrative Coach, and author of Gems of Delight.  With an expertise in mind-body-spirit healing, Lisa works with men and women all over the world in their personal and professional development. Her life is about inspiring compassion to flourish in our hearts, homes, and world. Lisa lives with her husband, two young children, and dog Sherlock in Middletown, MD, with the mountains outside her back door. You can find more of her inspiration here: www.lisamccrohan.com

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