Rosie and Adam, The duo behind the Irish Mummy, the show where business and motherhood meet is all about combining the two worlds that make life, and lifestyle, possible.
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Balancing Your Hormones | Tara Ghosh
In this episode we have with us Arvigo Therapist and Health Coach, Tara Ghosh, who is going to help us understand women's cycles and how they can reduce period problems, and also help us know that it is normal to feel different at various times during the month. She tells us her story of when she didn’t have a period for 2 years and finally got into Arvigo massage, which caused her menstrual cycle to come back within a week. Tara provides a way women can track themselves through their cycles and what point they’re at by taking notes and comparing it to seasons. We also discuss the pill and how it affects your health, and then things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Tara’s story 1:12
Her tip on recording your cycle 4:05
Your period doesn’t have to be awful 9:20
The pill 12:33
If you don’t have a cycle but want to get pregnant 16:56
Her 5 week course 25:57
“My big takeaway for clients are, ‘What are the 3 things that we can do to transform our health straight away?’ I talked about eating and nutrition and things, but it’s how can we prioritize our sleep? How can we get more sunshine? Because vitamin D is so important for your cycle, and how can we have fun? We need more fun in our lives. Life is so serious. We need more laughter.” 24:56
Keeping People’s Names Safe | Build Positivity with Constructive Conversations
In today’s episode we are talking about speaking in such a way that we don’t slander the names of the people about whom we talk. We’ve been working with each other and our kids to keep our conversations free of speaking ill of others and we have found it especially hard to do with people we don’t know personally. If we’re just stating facts about somebody, that’s not putting their name down, but when we’re not keeping people’s names safe, it’s generally us spouting our opinion. There is so much information out there these days, much of it contradictory, that it makes it easy to just start offering our negative opinions. We have found though that as we try to keep people’s names safe, things start looking up in life and we have become happier.
Transforming your conversations 7:10
Information overload 10:15
How this is affecting us 15:44
Children being constructive 23:51
“If you think about anyone in the world, really you don’t know what’s going on unless you ask and they tell you all the details, and if you don’t ask and they don’t tell you all the details, you are left with assumptions. If you are discussing somebody else and you’re making assumptions, then that in itself is gossip, which is not keeping someone’s name safe if you’re making assumptions and that they’re negative assumptions.” 9:43
Healing after the loss of a Baby With Fiona Carroll | A Motherhood Journey of Joy & Grief
In this episode we have with us Fiona Carroll, a mother who has experienced the birth of 2 healthy children and the loss of 3. She tells the story of her first child she lost, which pregnancy went really well and seemed completely normal until her last two weeks when she experienced something very strange and later in the day realized her baby had passed away, and then her family all came to visit and be there for her, being a great strength in this hard time. She tells about how she was able to deal with giving birth to her baby and let go of her. Connecting with family and getting in touch with her spiritual side are some things that have really helped her through this trial.
Fiona’s family 1:49
Her first loss 4:40
The Delivery 26:15
Spiritual experiences 37:35
Fiona’s aunt who helped her, counseling 45:43
“I knew in my heart that if I took her into my arms, I would possibly not be able to let go. So I did not allow myself to hold her and I know that might sound strange to people, but this is how I just felt. I thought ‘I cannot hold her and connect physically.’ So what I did was I held on to the life that was inside me, I remembered the heart beats, I remembered the kicks, I remembered all that. So I held onto that and I connected with her spiritually and as I talk now I still have that feeling of connection, and that is the life that I have inside me even as I talk about her now. I have that spiritual connection with her.” 40:40
How We Teach Our Children About God | Influencing Their Lives for Good
In this episode we talk about how we teach our kids about God, and how teaching this to them can help them to better face life. We read the scriptures with our children every day and they learn quite a bit because of the many good, principle filled stories contained therein. We also pray with them as a family, teaching them both how to pray with everyone and how to pray on their own, and then in this process they learn the importance of prayer. We pray as a family once in the morning, during meals throughout the day, and then before bed in the evenings, and this has become an anchor for our family. One thing we’ve done to help guide our children is get involved with service, which has really taught them how to love and care for people other than themselves.
Reading the scriptures 1:24
Lessons our children learn 12:53
“Having something where you can talk about overarching principles of life with your children that aren’t dictated and predicated by Mom and Dad. Like speaking good about people, or not stealing, and different things like that that is something higher than just Mom and Dad. Our kids will buck against us sometimes, but they won’t buck against God.” 4:44
Sleep Solutions for your Children Part 2 | With Erica Hargaden
We continue this episode with Erica speaking about sleep and how to improve it, and she goes over her seven steps to better sleep. She starts off telling us about how babies mature and what stages they may change their sleep consistency. Stress levels can keep babies from being able to sleep, as well as too heavy a dependency on the soother or methods the parent is using. They can also have too much of a dependency on over-tiredness. Erica Gives and talks about her 7 steps to better sleep. Step 1) look at your sleep environment and make sure it’s dark and quiet. Step 2) Timing. Start with a really consistent waking time, so that they can establish a routine and pattern of when they sleep and wake. Step 3) Milk/solids balance. Step 4) Napping. Step 5) Bedtime routine. Step 6) The ability for your child to fall asleep themselves. Step 7) Consistency.
Frequent things Erica sees 1:57
Step one 11:00
Step two 16:21
Step three 21:14
Step four 28:48
Step five 33:14
Step six 40:16
Step seven 42:42
“Look at the last hour before bedtime and what happens in it, and make it really consistent. I like to say aim for about a seven o-clock bedtime. There or thereabouts. What happens in that last hour? Is there a bath? Is there a milk feed? Do you do a little bit of story time? And where do those things happen? And make them really consistent.” 33:33
Sleep Solutions for your Children Part 1 | With Erica Hargaden
Today We have with us a child sleep consultant, Erica Hargaden from Babogue Sleep Solutions. She has developed a great online sleep program called The Sleep Series which has helped people across 17 different countries. She tells us where her journey started when she had her son who struggled with various health issues, keeping both himself and her awake at night. Eventually, she was able to get crucial help from her mother, which led her to start helping other people who came to her, suffering from the same issue. We discuss how each of us is affected by sleep and how we approach sleep issues.
Erica’s journey with sleep 1:50
When things turned around 5:23
High sleep needs person vs non-high sleep needs person 14:37
“In my life I need 7 or 8 hours of unbroken sleep to be the best version of Erica. If I have maybe 2 or 3 days of poor sleep in a row I will be maybe a bit like you, Adam. I will be less functional. I will be moody. I will be on the low side. I won’t be seeing the bright colors and the positive side of life, and that is a side effect of sleep deprivation or poor sleep patterns. That’s proven.” 13:53