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Unfiltered and honest conversations around all things pregnancy, labour & delivery and motherhood because, let's be real, this whole motherhood thing is confusing, hard as f***, lonely and just downright bat-shit crazy. I get it. I hear you. We are in this together. Hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss an episode! I can't wait to catch up with you every Wednesday & Saturday.

Badass Moms Club Jessica Hessels

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Unfiltered and honest conversations around all things pregnancy, labour & delivery and motherhood because, let's be real, this whole motherhood thing is confusing, hard as f***, lonely and just downright bat-shit crazy. I get it. I hear you. We are in this together. Hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss an episode! I can't wait to catch up with you every Wednesday & Saturday.

    073: Celebrating International Women's Day (replay)

    073: Celebrating International Women's Day (replay)

    **This week's episode is a replay of my second ever released episode!**

    I wanted to replay my International Women's Day episode from last March as I think it's one of the best & most important episodes ever!

    In celebration of International Women's Day, Jessica dives into what makes women so awesome, some stories of amazing women through history, women in her life that are incredible, how we can empower ourselves and the women around us to be the best we can be and things women need to do better at.

    Please note, the giveaway mentioned in the episode is NOT applicable anymore. 

    • 25 min
    072: A Sexual Betrayal While Pregnant w/ Kristin Cary

    072: A Sexual Betrayal While Pregnant w/ Kristin Cary

    Join me in this weeks' episode where my guest, Kristin Cary, shares her journey of finding out she was pregnant and then 16 weeks into her pregnancy, discovering that her then-husband was addicted to pornography and had cheated on her.

    I am so grateful that Kristin came on the show to share her story of betrayal, healing, growth and resilience. Kristin is a force but she had to go through and grow through so many different things to get to where she is today.

    If this is something you have been through or are going through, you can always reach out to Kristin as she now works with women who have been going through/have gone through sexual betrayals of their own.

    If you wish to connect with Kristin in regards to the episode or chat about these topics further, please feel free to reach out to her through her social media, website or listen to her podcast:

    Website: living-truth.org
    Email: kristinc@living-truth.org or michaelc@living-truth.org
    Facebook: Living Truth 61
    Podcast: Living Truth Podcast

    As always, please come join me in the Badass Moms Club Facebook group! 

    • 54 min
    071: Raising Biracial Children w/ Sara and Misasha of the Dear White Women Podcast

    071: Raising Biracial Children w/ Sara and Misasha of the Dear White Women Podcast

    Join me in this weeks' episode where my guests, Sara and Misasha from the Dear White Women podcast, share their journeys of raising biracial children and the differences in raising white-presenting kids versus black-presenting kids.

    Sara is a life coach and works in positive psychology and well-being. Sara is 1/2 Japanese 1/2 white and is raising 2 girls who present as white. Misasha is an attorney and is 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 white and is raising 2 boys who present as black.

     I am so grateful that Sara Misahsa came on the show to open the dialogue on race, racism, raising biracial children, white privilege and more. This discussion is SO critical, regardless of what race(s) you and your children are. I know I learned so much through this episode and I'm hoping you can take a thing or two from it as well!

    If you wish to connect with Sara Misasha in regards to the episode or chat about these topics further, please feel free to reach out to them through their social media, website or listen to their podcast:

    Dear White Women Podcast: www.dearwhitewomen.com
    Facebook: Dear White Women podcast
    Website: www.dearwhitewomen.com

    As always, please come join me in the Badass Moms Club Facebook group! 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    070: Aging Like An Athlete w/ Robin Legat

    070: Aging Like An Athlete w/ Robin Legat

    Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Robin Legat, shares her journey of how roller derby was the catalyst to changing her whole life! Yes, you read that right - roller derby!

    Robin lives in California, is a fitness coach, gym owner, an athletic aging specialist as well as the host of the Seasoned Athlete Podcast.

    Robin and I chat about -why training for performance over physical looks is important, how parents can get their kids involved in their activities and what parents struggle with the most when it comes to athletics...and of course, how roller derby sparked it all!

    If you wish to connect with Robin in regards to the episode or to chat about her services, please feel free to reach out to her through her social media or website:

    Website: seasonedathelete.me
    Instagram: robinlegat
    Facebook: Robin Legat

    As always, please come join me in the Badass Moms Club Facebook group! 

    • 53 min
    069: Our Youths' Mental Health w/ Tessa Stuckey

    069: Our Youths' Mental Health w/ Tessa Stuckey

    ** Trigger Warning ** This episode discusses the topic of suicide.

    Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Tessa Stuckey, shares her journey into motherhood, having 4 kids in less than 4 years, and what sparked her to write a book on our youth's mental health.

    Tessa is a mom of 4 boys, a licensed therapist, author, wife and lives in Houston, Texas.

    I am so grateful that Tessa shared her story and professional experience with us. Tessa opens the dialogue on the 6 cultural pressures affecting our youth today and how we, as parents, can help mitigate the effects of these. The 6 cultural pressures Tessa discusses are:

    1. Suicide as a Glorified Option
    2. Immediate Gratification
    3. Lack of Personal Connections
    4. Attention Seeking
    5. Social Media
    6. Pressure

    This conversation is SO important as it's a reminder that we need to be thinking ahead and ensuring our current actions aren't going to negatively affect our children when they are older. It's also eye-opening to be reminded that suicide is a real aspect of our youths' lives but it is something that we can help prevent.

    If you wish to connect with Tessa in regards to the episode or to chat about her book, please feel free to reach out to her through her social media or website:

    Tessa's Book: For The Sake Of Our Youth
    Instagram: themomtherapist
    Facebook: Tessa Stuckey LPC
    Website: www.tessastuckey.com

    As always, please come join me in the Badass Moms Club Facebook group! 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    068: I Don't Want Kids w/ Cayla Ranice

    068: I Don't Want Kids w/ Cayla Ranice

    Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Cayla Ranice, shares what it's like being a woman who does not want children nor wants to get married. Listen as Cayla talks about why she doesn't want to have kids or get married, common misconceptions and reactions towards women who don't want kids and the societal pressures put on women around marriage and children.

    Cayla is a Holistic Nutrition Practioner who specializes in plant-based nutrition and habit-based change. Cayla lives in Nova Scotia with her partner Attila and is also a badass mom to her cat Kote.

    I am so grateful that Cayla shared her story with us. Cayla's story is one we should all take note of and reflect on to see if we have any biases or thoughts around people who opt not to get married or have children. It's important that we, as a society, are inclusive and value everyone, regardless of these two decisions!

    If you wish to connect with Cayla in regards to the episode or to chat about her holistic nutrition practice, please feel free to reach out to her through her social media or website:

    Website: www.caylaranice.com
    Facebook: Cayla Ranice
    Facebook Group: Simply Balanced with Cayla Ranice
    Instagram: caylaranice

    As always, please come join me on Facebook in the Badass Moms Club group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2807530312827365

    And don't forget to subscribe, rate & review!

    Sending you lots of love badass moms!

    • 53 min

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