Welcome to the Mind Full Mommies Podcast! We're two moms who are sisters in law and we live under the same roof. We both have a background in education and have been working with children for over twenty years. The inspiration for our podcast came from our daily conversations about parenting , being moms and teaching. We realize how overwhelming and lonely it can be so we wanted to create a safe place for parents to listen. Our hope is to share some of our wisdom from parenting and education that we have learned over the years.
How Moms can Break Free from Diet Culture and Raise Body Confident Kids
Today on the podcast we talk with Rachel & Tina from Mom Genes. Rachel and Tina are colleagues and podcast co-hosts of “Mom Genes the podcast” who both whole-heartedly believe and practice, personally and professionally in their private practices, intuitive eating, weight inclusivity, and promote having a positive relationship with yourself in order to live fully free. Their duo consists of Rachel Coleman (a Certified Eating Disorder Therapist in CA and body positive advocate) and Tina LaBoy (a Registered Dietitian and Eating Disorder Specialist in TX and health at every size advocate). They have both been treating Eating Disorders and negative body image in their clients for over 15 years and, now that they are both Moms, they also love breaking stigmas of the “mom bod.”
We hope you enjoy this incredibly valuable conversation!
Grief, Advocacy, Down Syndrome, Parenthood & Life with Katie Jameson
Katie Jameson is a Vancouver mom of four who shares her stories and experiences of grief, advocacy, down syndrome and life – openly, honestly and beautifully. Katie is a writer, photographer, business owner, mother and a freaking all around amazing human being!
We have followed Katie on her Social Media platforms for years now, run into each other in our neighbourhoods in Vancouver and at Katie and her husband’s restaurants and our admiration, respect and awe for her have continued to grow daily. Katie’s words are gentle and powerful, kind and strong – all at the same time. She moves so many people with her ability to share her stories vulnerably and truthfully in words and images.
We are grateful to have discovered Katie and her incredible work she is doing not only for our local community but for the community she has built through her online platforms.
Setting Healthy Boundaries and Sustainable Self-Care with Justine Sones
Justine Sones is a writer and stress management coach who loves drinking coffee, helping burnt-out humans set boundaries, and talking about things that hurt. During her career as a massage therapist, Justine’s practice was dedicated to exploring the roles that stress, pain, and relaxation play in healing the physical body. She came to realize that the support her clients needed required more than a massage, and made it her mission to help them. Justine now spends her time writing about feelings and coaching other over-functioning humans develop healthy boundaries and practice sustainable self-care as they navigate the messy intersections of partnering, parenting, -preneuring, and pandemicking. We adored chatting with Justine and learned so many amazing strategies from her. We hope you love this conversation as much as we did! Enjoy!
Learn more at www.justinesones.com and follow @justinesones on Instagram and Twitter
Envisioning a Future Where No Mama or Child is Left Behind with Andrea Delf - Vancouver Branch Executive Director for Mamas for Mamas
Today on the podcast we welcome Andrea Delf - Vancouver Branch Executive Director for Mamas for Mamas. Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Their mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families. On this episode we learn all about this amazing organization and Andrea offers information and suggestions for ways that mamas who may need a hand up can reach out, we also discuss how anyone who would like to help can get involved as well as hopes and dreams for Mamas for Mamas. We hope you enjoy learning about this incredible group of women and all of the ways they are helping so many people.
Transforming the Postpartum Experience with Kristine Sostar Mclellan from One Tough Mother
Today we talk with Kristine, the co-founder of One Tough Mother, on the podcast! One Tough Mother is a Canadian-made company by two moms who have been there.
At One Tough Mother, they believe you absolutely can thrive as you enter new parenthood – and it starts in pregnancy!
In 2017 Kristine had her first baby and the postpartum period was such a struggle. She remembers calling her mom, sobbing, because she didn’t have what she needed for her recovery. Worst of all, she had no idea about the physical and emotional challenges that were coming.
Kristine believes that when we don’t discuss the reality of pregnancy, birth and postpartum with our sisters, friends, nieces – even our own children...It’s such a disservice to pregnant people everywhere.
One Tough Mother aims to start sharing about the information and resources we need from the beginning: throughout our pregnancies, and before our babies arrive!
Together with Allison, One Tough Mother co-founder (who is a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator), they are shifting the pregnancy narrative from conversations about diaper cakes... to the ones that empower you.
Bringing Mindfulness into your Home and Classroom with Jennie Abbot - founder of Harmony Kids Yoga
Jennie Abbot is the Founder and Director of Harmony Kids Yoga. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT) with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Jennie is also a Color Me Yoga Children's Yoga Teacher Graduate, and a Rainbow Kids Yoga Certified Instructor. She has more than 10 years' experience as a children's dance teacher. She has also completed Yoga for the Special Needs Child and Safe Anatomy for Children courses through Marsha Danzig, founder of Color Me Yoga. Jennie has taken Mindfulness Training through Dr. Dan Siegel, Author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Jennie's life passion is sharing the joy of Yoga with Children!
Jennie started her yoga teacher training in 2010 her daughter began experiencing anxiety and challenges at school. Jennie knew that the practice of yoga, mindfulness and centering were tools she could empower her child and so using her background as a children’s dance instructor and the tools she was learning as a yoga instructor, created a yoga plan for her daughter that provided immediate and immeasurable results.
Harmony Kids Yoga brought together a passion for working with children, and a passion for bringing yoga together in a way that would benefit kids of all physical and mental capacities.
Harmony Kids Yoga was born from this desire, and today, has grown into a company that offers studio classes, in-school programs for kids at the preschool and elementary school levels, as well as teacher’s workshops for educators who want to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness into the classroom on a daily basis.
Love this podcast so much!! Really amazing content XO
Thank you for tackling some big behaviour talks for our little ones!!
Sounds like a great podcast! I’m excited!