Mommy Diary: The Podcast is a space for women to tell their raw and honest stories of motherhood. Host, Angela Kim, is a creative, lifestyle blogger, and mom of four.
Feeling restricted by the squares of IG, Angela is on a mission to shed light on vulnerable topics such as postpartum depression, marriage struggles, self-care, healing and finding a balance between having a career and raising children. She's been through it all, and this podcast is here to help you feel supported along your personal journey and see that you're not alone.
For inspiration and tips, check out Angela's blog at mommy-diary.com.
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The 2 Words That Brought Me Here
Can you believe 2020 is almost over? What a year it's been. For me, it's been one of the most challenging years ever. With that being said, it's also been the most transformative year full of growth, gratitude, and learning.
Today I'm reflecting on two words that led me to where I am today. These words gave me the push I needed to start my blog, my podcast, and to build a community of like-minded women who each have their own story!
In this episode, I share:
How I've learned to hold space for myself this year, despite the constant chaos The effect gratitude can have on your life Why self-talk can affect your growth My human design experience
This will be my last episode of season 1! Thank you all so much for listening. It means the world to me. I'll be back in January 2021 with fresh new episodes and some incredible guests. Until then, you can connect with me @mommydiary on Instagram and at mommy-diary.com. Happy holidays friends!
A Deeper Look Into Special Needs Parenting with Speech Therapist Celina Wright: Part 1
I'm grateful to have a very special guest on the show today. Her name is Celina Wright, and she is my daughter's speech therapist. She is like a part of my extended family, as she has been one of our greatest supporters during our special needs journey.
Celina is a child of God, mother, speech therapist and advocate for people. She was introduced to the world of special needs first as a mother and then as a professional. Her oldest son, Jacob, has forever changed the course of her life and her family's life. She is indebted for his presence in her life which set into motion her growth as a mother and her passion as a speech therapist. 11 years later and she is still on fire for the field she works in. Helping families and students is a calling. She's grateful for the spaces and relationships this calling has brought her to.
This episode is extra special because Ms. Celina shares her experiences as both a professional in the world of speech therapy, and also a mother of a special needs child. We both dive into emotions we've experienced while parenting our special needs children, and how they constantly model important lessons of empathy, patience, and joy.
In this episode, Celina and I discuss:
The various stages of life that we go through as parents and professionals The important relationship between a family and their therapist Steps that parents should take when they feel their child needs to be evaluated Advice for parents who are looking for a trusted therapist/provider for their child
Connect with Celina on IG @speakingwrightfromtheheart Connect with Angela on IG @mommydiary For full show notes, head to mommy-diary.com
Staying Mentally Strong During Challenging Times with Amy Morin
For many of us, the year 2020 has definitely tested our mental strength in many areas of our lives. Author and therapist, Amy Morin, is on the show today to discuss the topic of mental strength, particularly during difficult times.
Amy Morin is an international bestselling author, the host of the Mentally Strong People podcast, and she lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time and she's been featured on media outlets like Good Morning America, Today, and the Hallmark Channel.
Amy shares how she accidently became an author after publishing a letter she wrote to herself during an emotional time in her life. Rather than listing out things to do when you're going through hard times, Amy shares what NOT to do.
On this episode, Amy and I discuss:
the difference between mental strength and mental health how parents can help their kids build mental strength gender biases embracing self doubt
You can with Amy on her website, amymorinlcsw.com or on Instagram @amymorinauthor.
For full show notes, head to mommy-diary.com/podcast!
8 Tips For New Mothers
Whew, this year just doesn't get any easier does it friends? I'm feeling a lot of nervousness and anxiety about our country's current state and life in general. As hard as it is, I also believe this is a collective awakening and a time of transformation for many of us. All of these emotions that we are feeling is a lot like motherhood, especially when you become a mom for the first time.
Motherhood affects us in ways that we could never anticipate. The surprising thing is that this new role often changes every aspect of your life - your priorities, your inner thoughts, and your relationship with your partner, friends, and other family members. Today I want to share my best tips for new mothers. Even if you aren't a mom yet, or even if you're already a mom of two, three, or four kids...I think you'll find this advice useful.
In this episode I cover:
where mom guilt stems from why perfection is unnecessary accepting that it's normal for old friendships to fall away once you enter motherhood learning to be okay with what's out of our control
Are you enjoying this episode? Take a screenshot and tag me on IG @mommydiary. For full show notes, head to mommy-diary.com/podcast!
Motherhood and Social Media
Do you have a love/hate relationship with social media? This seems to be a fairly common opinion. We often hear only negative things about social media platforms, and the effect that it has on our lives. Many of these concerns are valid. However, there are also a lot of wonderful things that come out of platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube.
When you are a parent, you have to navigate social media not only for yourself, but also for your children, and maybe even your business. Whether we like it or not, social media is not going anywhere, so we need to teach our children how to use it wisely. Today I'm filling you in on my view of social media, and how I balance it with motherhood.
In this episode I cover:
Using social media intentionally My best practices for safety with kids and social media Comparison of relationships, lifestyles, and material things on social media Setting social media boundaries with your children My reaction to negative experiences and comments
For full show notes, head to mommy-diary.com/podcast! Follow along with me on Instagram @mommydiary.
Building a Personal Brand Online and The Importance of Pivoting with Ashley Samadani
Have you ever felt like you aren't living your purpose or your passion? It's never too late to change that. I'm talking all about these topics and more with my guest today, Ashley Samadani. Ashley is a mom to a 4-year-old daughter, former special education teacher turned blogger, and personal branding coach for Mompreneurs, helping them to build out a framework to create message-driven impact as well as multiple income streams online.
Ashley and I are diving into making the transition from a 9-5 career to running a business from home. Tune in to hear how Ashley made these transitions, even when fear showed up time and time again.
In this episode, Ashley and I discuss:
The importance of pivoting your business as needed Not being afraid to start small Showing up and serving your audience The benefits of creating a personal brand
To connect with Ashley and check out all her incredible resources, head to ashleysamadani.com.
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For full show notes, head to mommydiary.com/podcast!