The Single Mom Podcast is dedicated to inspiring and supporting single moms. Heather Wells is a single mother of three children (two with special needs) who spent years struggling just to make ends meet. Now she is a successful business owner and is dedicated to helping other single moms find the tools, resources and mindsets to navigate through the craziness of raising children alone.
What Does It Take To Be A Good Mom?
What does it take to be a good mom? Have you ever questioned if you are being a good mother? Are you struggling right now? Do you feel like you are always doing it wrong? Welcome to the club - that is how EVERY mom feels. In this episode I talk about some big changes in our family and how it made me question if I was a good mother.
My Breast Cancer Journey - Part 2: My Double Mastectomy
I was diagnosed with DCIS which is basically cancer cells in the ducts of your breast. The area that had those cells was pretty substantial which is why my doc recommended the mastectomy. You see, I have never been what you would call 'well endowed'. So simply having a lumpectomy wasn't really going to work.
It would have been disfiguring. So the mastectomy was a better option aesthetically because I could get reconstruction.
So then why would I choose a DOUBLE mastectomy? If I only had cancer in one breast why have both removed?
In this episode I discuss why I made that choice and what the whole experience was like.
I also offer some suggestions and tips to anyone who is facing the reality of having to have a mastectomy.
Overcoming Overwhelm - Part 2 (Brain Dump & Prioritize)
In the last podcast episode we talked about how you can use your breathing to help calm yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Being able to take just a moment to breath can bring you back to a calmer state where you are able to function again.
Ok, that's great but how do we keep ourselves from ever getting to that overwhelmed state to begin with?
This is what we are covering in this episode. How can you prioritize your life in a way that helps you be less stressed and more productive?
How can you prioritize to reduce your stress?
I know that I almost always feel like I have too much to do. EVERYTHING to do. I am sure there are days you feel like that too right?
Wouldn't it be nice if there were 5 of me to be able to get all of this stuff done? Well, unfortunately that just isn't possible. So how do you handle life when a million things need to be done?
Overcoming Overwhelm - Interview with Ish Modak
Ready to set boundaries and overcome overwhelm? Rediscover your joy and calm as a working mom with medicine momma Ish Modak.
Ish helps working moms overcome overwhelm and craft a life where they stop surviving and start thriving as a parent, partner, and professional.
In this episode we discuss being in the state of overwhelm and a crazy simple trick to help your body and mind reset so that you are able to stop the fight or flight response and get back to having a productive day.
Racism & White Privilege
I have honestly been struggling to decide whether to release an episode about the current events going on in this country and the murder of George Floyd. Mainly because I am not certain if anything I say could possibly be sufficient. I also worry that I may say the wrong thing.
However, one of the quotes that has always stuck with me is one from Sir Edmund Burrows. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” So I must speak my truth and I know I must speak up because silence helps feed the hate.
After yet another unarmed black man was killed by a police officer – blatantly murdered for all the world to see – our country is in crisis. Though if we are being honest, it has been in crisis for a long time. The racism so deeply embedded into our culture has started to slither its way back out from under the rocks it hid under. Though, now I know for many it wasn’t hidden. It was never hidden.
This podcast is about the systemic and deep rooted racism in this country, within ourselves and how important it is that we address it.
My Breast Cancer Journey - Part One
In November of 2019 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I found out about it after my very FIRST mammogram. I wanted to share this journey with you because it is so important for us as moms, especially single moms, to remember to take care of ourselves too. We often put the things WE need to do for ourselves last on the list - and if I had put off my mammogram like I put off every other thing I should do for myself, who knows what could have happened.
This podcast is the first of two where I talk about what happened, how I was diagnosed and everything that happened up to my surgery. The next episode will be all about the surgery and recovery process.