45 episodes

Join Amanda as she is sitting down with other moms and having the tough conversations surrounding motherhood. Amanda is a full time working mom who's passionate about discussing the "taboo" topics of motherhood. Join Amanda as she gets honest as a mother on her own feelings about what motherhood is really like.

Honest as a Mother Amanda

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Join Amanda as she is sitting down with other moms and having the tough conversations surrounding motherhood. Amanda is a full time working mom who's passionate about discussing the "taboo" topics of motherhood. Join Amanda as she gets honest as a mother on her own feelings about what motherhood is really like.

    IVF, Pregnancy, and Pride Month with Katrina and Lydia

    IVF, Pregnancy, and Pride Month with Katrina and Lydia

    Bonus Episode ! In honour of Pride Month Amanda is joined by her friends Katrina and Lydia who are members of the LGBTQ+ community who are so open and honest and share their journey through IVF and now pregnancy.

    Included in this episode:
    Katrina's journey through IVF and Lydia's journey being the partner through IVF as well as IVF during COVIDFunding for IVF in OntarioHaving conversations with our children about the LGBTQ+ community and how to teach our children that love is loveGender - Boys vs Girls in kids when it comes to toys, colours and everything in betweenWhat Pride month means to both Katrina and LydiaFollow Katrina on Instagram @gettingback2cute_lil_kat

    • 49 min
    Changing and Adapting in Motherhood with Dana Graham

    Changing and Adapting in Motherhood with Dana Graham

    Amanda is joined on the podcast by Dana Graham and they discuss so many different pieces of motherhood including:
    How Dana's husband is overseas. She is an army wife. What that looks like and how her children handle itAdapting and adjusting each time her husband leaves and then again when he comes homeHow Dana felt like she was missing so much time with her kids so she left her corporate job and became an entrepreneur. Dana is now a podcast host as well and shes bringing on women to show moms that you do not have to choose either working or being at home with your kids, you can have bothFollow Dana on Instagram at: dana_graham

    Listen to her podcast wherever podcasts can be listened to. Its called Admidst the Chaos

    • 54 min
    Starting over and Staying Calm with Jessica Ashley

    Starting over and Staying Calm with Jessica Ashley

    **Trigger warning** This episode includes conversations about abuse, alcoholism and substance abuse.

    Amanda is joined by Jessica Ashley from the Stay Calm Mom Podcast and they are talking about starting over in motherhood.

    Included in this episode:
    Nap times vs quiet timeJessica shares her story of leaving her 10 year relationship when she was 1 month postpartumHow Jessica learned so much about herself through leaving this relationship and becoming a mom but also a single momPTSDMom shaming - how she deals with the different opinions she got when she left her marriageDating while having a child and dating during COVIDHow speaking her truth healed herFollow Jessica on Instagram @jessicaashley.staycalmmom

    Listen to her podcast everywhere you can listen to Podcasts its called Stay Calm Mom:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stay-calm-mom-podcast-show/id1533924984

    • 46 min
    Motherhood Burnout and Self Care with Justine Sones

    Motherhood Burnout and Self Care with Justine Sones

    Amanda is joined today by Justine Sones who is a self-care coach who helps moms take better care of themselves however they need.

    Included in this episode:
    Justine explains how she was a massage therapist and saw a connection between stress and the way the body physically reacts to it Burnout - We are talking about it in regards to the pandemic but also how moms are in this constant fight or flight mode.How to learn to sit with your feelings to understand why we act out sometimesThis episode is packed with tips and tricks for moms everywhere. Get out your paper and pen cause you're going to need them!Follow Justine on Instagram @justinesones or connect with her at her website www.justinesones.com

    • 44 min
    Finding a Balance After Baby with Chelsea Stivers

    Finding a Balance After Baby with Chelsea Stivers

    Amanda is joined by Chelsea Stivers who runs the Balance After Baby Instagram Page and they are talking motherhood, what its really like and the many issues that moms are faced with everyday.

    Included in this episode:
    Our fears around speaking the "scary thoughts" that come with motherhood and where we think that comes fromHow we think society sets moms up to failHow we are breaking the cycle that has been passed down so many generationsLearning to live in the "grey" of motherhood and that it is not always so black and whiteHow PPD does not have a time frameNormalizing BlippiFollow Chelsea @thebalanceafterbaby

    • 43 min
    Finding Freedom in Motherhood with Catie Reay

    Finding Freedom in Motherhood with Catie Reay

    Amanda is joined by the beauilfully honest and wonderful Catie Reay today on the podcast. Catie shares her story into motherhood and how after her 3rd child she struggled with Postpartum depression, Anxiety and Pychosis.

    **TRIGGER WARNING**

    Catie speaks about harm intrusive thoughts and that she is a sexual exploitation survivor.

    Included in this episode:
    Tiktok and how it has allowed Catie to open upHarm intrusive thoughts - what they looked like for CatieHow she spoke up and got help even with the fear of someone trying to take her childrenPostpartum Psychosis - what is this?How Catie is helping moms gain their freedom and come on the other side of mental illnessFollow Catie on Tiktok @catiereay

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

NotMotherGoose ,

Amazing

I LOVE this podcast!! Every episode explains exactly how I’m feeling being a new mom. I love that Amanda showcases real moms who describe struggles with maternal mental health, body image, and learning how to parent in a pandemic. Highly recommend this podcast to all moms (And dads could learn a thing or too as well!)

Legsmail ,

Fun and informative

Amanda’s podcast is essential listening for new parents.

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