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Podcast by Sonni Abatta

    Ep 51: Should You Sleep Train? Truths, Myths & More with Lolo Lullaby Founder Lauren Wolf

    Ep 51: Should You Sleep Train? Truths, Myths & More with Lolo Lullaby Founder Lauren Wolf

    SLEEP TRAINING: Is it for you and your baby?

    This is a topic that SO many parents wrestle with—to sleep train, or not to sleep train? In this week’s episode I talk with Lauren Wolfe, the founder of sleep consultant agency Lolo Lullaby, a sleep consulting agency that’s certified by the Family Sleep Institute. Lolo Lullaby counsels new moms and dads on how to help their babies get developmentally-appropriate, better rest.

    + How to decide if sleep training is right for you and your baby
    + When to start sleep training, if you choose to
    + The biggest myths surrounding sleep training
    + Why “cry it out” isn’t what it’s all about
    + What you get when you work with a sleep consulting agency
    + The exhaustion of the early days of parenthood

    …and so much more! Lauren is full of SO much good information on sleep health for the whole family. If you’re in a spot where you’re considering sleep training or trying to schedule your child’s sleep a little better, this episode is for you!

    Follow Lauren and Lolo Lullaby on IG @LoloLullaby, and check them out at www.lololullaby.com.
    Follow me on IG @SonniAbatta for more daily stories and tips!

    • 48 min
    Ep 50: "Bumpin'" Author Leslie Schrock Has a Whole New List of What to Expect

    Ep 50: "Bumpin'" Author Leslie Schrock Has a Whole New List of What to Expect

    So you're having a baby... or maybe just thinking of getting pregnant. Welcome to the beginning of one of life's biggest journeys! In this episode, author Leslie Schrock is here to guide you through it.

    Unlike other manuals that were handed to generations of expecting women, Bumpin' is a modern guide for the modern woman, and it breaks down preconception through pregnancy and delivery with humor, warmth, and very personal anecdotes from Leslie herself.

    In this episode we talk:

    + WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE FOR PREGNANCY
    + BIG PREGNANCY MILESTONES
    + "BELLY TOUCHERS" (ha!)
    + DIFFICULTY GETTING AND STAYING PREGNANT
    + BODY AND EMOTIONAL CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY
    + DIFFICULT DELIVERIES
    + THE FOURTH TRIMESTER

    ...and so, SO much more! Leslie's take on all things motherhood is so fun, and so informative.

    Check out the book at www.bumpin.com, and follow Leslie on IG and Twitter @LeslieJZ.

    Follow me on IG @SonniAbatta and check out my blog, www.SonniAbatta.com, for more daily tips and stories on all things motherhood and self-care!

    • 59 min
    Ep 49: Celebrity Fashion Stylist Melanie Pace on Wardrobe Staples, Style & Being Kind to Your Body

    Ep 49: Celebrity Fashion Stylist Melanie Pace on Wardrobe Staples, Style & Being Kind to Your Body

    HAPPY 2020, FRIENDS!

    The new year is here, y'all! Do you do resolutions? (I don't.) Whatever your perspective on fashion and style is, I think most of us can agree that it's a topic that confounds TONS of women. Like, what do I wear? How do I dress this different body after having kids? Do I really need trendy pieces, or are classics best?

    Stylist Melanie Pace has been at the fashion game for 15 years, and has styled celebrities on down to normal folk, like myself. She's adorable, stylish (duh), and full of practical tips for getting your style game back on point just in time for the new year.

    In this episode we talk:

    + HOW TO NOT BE OVERWHELMED IN A PACKED STORE
    + DRESSING YOUR BODY AFTER BABY
    + WHAT IT'S LIKE STYLING CELEBRITIES
    + WHEN YOU SHOULD CALL IN THE PROS FOR FASHION HELP
    + THE ONE TRICK THAT EXPANDED MY WARDROBE INSTANTLY
    + WHAT STAPLES YOUR CLOSET NEEDS

    ...and so much more! Melanie has such a positive, upbeat vibe, and she's FULL of good info. I know you'll take lots away from this one!

    More Melanie:
    IG @MelaniePace
    www.MelaniePace.com

    More Me:
    IG @SonniAbatta
    www.SonniAbatta.com

    And drop me a line at sonni@sonniabatta.com if you have any feedback!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 48: It's Holiday Break. Now What?

    Ep 48: It's Holiday Break. Now What?

    I'm on a solo journey comin' at you LIVE from my van, like the true professional I am. In this episode it's all about the damn holiday break... and what to do with your kids. Anyone? (Bueller? Bueller??)

    + Hormone tests and why I'm getting one
    + What in HOLY HELL do you do with two weeks off school?
    + Kids' holiday recitals and why trying to find seats might be the worst thing ever
    + Celebrating the year anniversary of this podcast! (WOOT!)
    + Favorite episodes over the past year
    + What to expect next year

    I'm outta steam, guys. See you next year with tons of great new interviews! Reach out with questions, feedback, and non-a*****e comments on IG @SonniAbatta

    xo

    • 23 min
    QUICK HIT: Human Trafficking Prevention with Florida Abolitionist

    QUICK HIT: Human Trafficking Prevention with Florida Abolitionist

    As the year comes to a close, I'm highlighting interviews I've done with experts over the past 12 months that have great tips, information and inspiration.

    In this quick episode, we revisit the scary topic of human trafficking, and how it impacts our kids, with Florida Abolitionist--a group whose mission it is to end what they call "modern day slavery."

    Enjoy this quick hit, and I'll be back with more highlights from the past year as we wind down 2019.

    For more stories, tips and pics, follow me on IG @SonniAbatta.

    Featured guest IG: @FLAbolitionist

    • 7 min
    Ep 47: Mom Happy Hour with Mom of 5 (!!!) and barre3 Owner Andi Prather

    Ep 47: Mom Happy Hour with Mom of 5 (!!!) and barre3 Owner Andi Prather

    You guys loved the last installment, so here’s another Mom Happy Hour!

    This time I’m talking with badass mom of 5 (WHAAAAT) Andi Prather, who’s the owner at barre3 Winter Park and an all-around badass mama. I don’t want to spoil the surprise or anything, but all I’m gonna say is, you might not trust your birth control after this one… HA!!

    But seriously.. a step back. It’s so, so necessary to hear the stories of other moms, right? Raising kids, you can feel like you’re totally alone… like you’re the only one whose kid doesn’t sleep through the night, or who had a crazy birth experience, or can’t seem to get out of the house without a small person attaching themselves to your ankles… It’s a LOT.

    And these Mom Happy Hours are all about hearing other women talk about their experience with parenthood—the good, the bad and the ca-razzzy.

    In this episode we talk about:
    + GETTING PREGNANT AFTER GETTING “PERMANENT BIRTH CONTROL”… AND AFTER YOUR HUSBAND HAS A VASECTOMY (You guys HAVE HAVE HAVE to hear this one!!!)
    + RAISING MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
    + THE ONE RITUAL ANDI HAS THAT KEEPS HER KIDS TALKING WITH MOM AND DAD
    + SETTING BOUNDARIES FOR SCREENS
    + NOT GIVING YOUR KIDS SMARTPHONES
    + HOW HER SURPRISE BABY SAVED HER LIFE

    …and oh, yes, she also talks about raising five children at once. Because HOLY HELL. That’s a miracle in and of itself.

    Andi is so, so fun to talk to, and I know you’ll walk away from this episode with so many nuggets of wisdom that only a veteran mama can provide.

    Follow me on IG @SonniAbatta and www.Sonni.me...
    And follow Andi @andi.prather

    • 1 hr 1 min

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First time podcast listener EVER

Hooked !! That’s the only word I can legit say right now. Hooked! As someone who has never listened to a podcast I honestly can’t believe I haven’t been here sooner. I love the passion you have in every episode and the authenticity in every single interview. The last episode hit home and I needed it today! Can’t wait for the next one 😊

Rachel Hilinski ,

This Podcast is AWESOME!!

I love listening to Sonni. She has such great energy and is so real! There are always great topics that are fun to listen to and informative!!

Chelsea Fleming ,

Sonni is my soul food

Sonni is incredible! She is so unique, inspiring, and has a great way of making me feel not alone in what I’m dealing with, and I even feel like she’s my friend when I listen to her podcast! Her interviews always seem to include everything I want to hear about, and I always leave learning something new. I specifically love that we live in the same area, so it is so nice to hear recommendations! Thank you Sonni for sharing your stories and your life with us, and Go Steelers!

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