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Hey momma, I'm glad you found yourself here.The truth is, this podcast has been on my heart for a long time now. I am a woman who has faced infertility, finally got pregnant with our miracle, faced postpartum depression, got pregnant again by the grace of God- only to miscarry. My husband and I have been through the ringer- but I keep hearing the Lord whisper to me: "Make your mess your message."So my former podcast, Control Freak, is now transitioning to a new name called "Fight Back Motherhood" and my goal is to create a community where aspiring and new mamas can feel a little less alone. Nothing is off the table here. This podcast is for you. It's for me. It's for us. We will come out of this STRONGER and understand the importance of taking care of ourselves first so we can be the best mommas for these beautiful babies. We are in this together. It's time to fight back.

Fight Back Motherhood Kelsey Smith

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Hey momma, I'm glad you found yourself here.The truth is, this podcast has been on my heart for a long time now. I am a woman who has faced infertility, finally got pregnant with our miracle, faced postpartum depression, got pregnant again by the grace of God- only to miscarry. My husband and I have been through the ringer- but I keep hearing the Lord whisper to me: "Make your mess your message."So my former podcast, Control Freak, is now transitioning to a new name called "Fight Back Motherhood" and my goal is to create a community where aspiring and new mamas can feel a little less alone. Nothing is off the table here. This podcast is for you. It's for me. It's for us. We will come out of this STRONGER and understand the importance of taking care of ourselves first so we can be the best mommas for these beautiful babies. We are in this together. It's time to fight back.

    005: 6 Types of Self Care

    005: 6 Types of Self Care

    You understand making time for self-care is important. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s not easy to do. It’s frustrating when people throw advice out at you like, “Just make time for yourself,” or “You need to sleep when your baby sleeps!”
    So I'll be specific for you. Lets chat about the SIX KEY AREAS of focus in this department. Ready? 

    • 22 min
    004: Reclaiming your CRAZY A$$ SCHEDULE

    004: Reclaiming your CRAZY A$$ SCHEDULE

    Is Time Management even a thing as a mom? Can we actually manage our time? Can we take back our schedules, still find ways to prioritize ourselves, and get enough sleep? Can we find ways to stop skipping meals, do things that bring us joy, get us out of a house... maybe even take an hour or two BREAK? Ladies, I need you to understand something. Yes. You can. It's possible. It takes practice, it takes flexibility, and it takes putting any sort of Type A behavior on the back burner. 
    It's not only possible. But it's NECESSARY. 
    Not to toot my own horn, but this is my PASSION. I am obsessed with all things organization and ways to make your life easier. I am the queen of trial and error, things not going my way meltdowns, but standing back up and figuring it out again. I love planners, calendars, and morning routines. I truly believe that the only way to be the best mom I can be is to ENSURE that there is time for me within every single day. 
    So this week, I am going to teach you. I am going to share with you what I have learned and hey, maybe they will be helpful. Maybe they won't. But I am telling you, this will change your life if you allow it to. 
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    • 26 min
    003: Lets Talk Marriage after Baby

    003: Lets Talk Marriage after Baby

    Somewhere between the excitement of your pregnancy announcement and your child’s first steps, there can come a breakdown in communication. Makes total sense: You’ve both had a massive life change, and your priorities changed overnight.
    This doesn't mean everything is falling apart. It just means that gone is spontaneity and doing whatever you want together. Replaced by it is burp clothes, midnight wakings, and all things children. Communication is KEY. And today, I want to give you some ways to re-spark the talk and clear the air with your spouse.

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    • 21 min
    002: Comparison goes both ways

    002: Comparison goes both ways

    It’s human nature to want to make sure you’re in the "norm," especially when you’re entering a new, unknown season of life that comes with a steep learning curve.
    But in our current culture, the "norm" has become a very specific mould that many of us don’t fit into, making a lot of parents feel subpar and discouraged.
    Today's subject...  you got it. COMPARISON.
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    • 24 min
    001: Taking Care of YOURSELF FIRST makes you a GREAT Mom

    001: Taking Care of YOURSELF FIRST makes you a GREAT Mom

    You NEED to change your mindset that you're a BAD MOM for putting yourself first. I don't know about you, but I don't want my daughter to grow up witnessing a mom who is constantly exhausted, worn out, and stressed 24/7. I am setting the tone for her life RIGHT NOW. You're doing the same for your babies too. When they see you take care of yourself, it shows them that they need to prioritize their self care too. 


    So here are some things YOU MUST prioritize, especially now that you're a momma. THINK SNOWBALL: 


    1. S is for SLEEP. Make sure you’re getting enough rest. When you’re tired you aren’t thinking clearly and your mood may suffer. 
    2. N is for Nutrition. Eating food that’s good for you will help you recover, give you energy, and is especially important if you’re breastfeeding. 
    3. O is for Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Fish oils have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression in new moms. 
    4. W is for Workout. Exercise will improve your mood and help your body recover from giving birth. Plus it's an energy booster.
    5. B is for Baby Breaks. Take some time away from your baby. It can help you feel more like yourself again! 
    6. A is for Adult Time. Spending time with other adults—your partner or your friends will help you maintain important relationships.
    7. L is for Liquids. Try to drink at least two quarters of water daily. EVERY. DAY. 
    8. L is for Laughter. Remember to laugh and give yourself a break.  Life with a new baby requires a sense of humor.

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    • 20 min
    Welcome to Fight Back Motherhood

    Welcome to Fight Back Motherhood

    I didn’t lose myself when I became a mom. I didn't lose myself through infertility and I didn't lose myself through miscarriage.

    Instead, some of the hardest and most beautiful moments of my life have been the start of the most incredible transformation of my life. I am unrecognizable in the most beautiful ways.

    And here is the thing. So are you.

    Mama, welcome to Fight Back Motherhood. This podcast isn't meant to change you. It's meant to help you discover yourself. The new you buried underneath spit up, tired eyes, and a love thats so heavy you can't even describe it. The new you who is facing the biggest battle of her life through infertility and miscarriage.

    I'm Kelsey Smith and my job is to help you understand the importance of taking care of ourselves physically and mentally first so we can be the best mommas for these beautiful babies. We are in this together. It's time to fight back.

    Follow me on Instagram: @allthingskelsey.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

lauren_thor ,

So many nuggets of wisdom!

Thank you for this podcast! I feel like there is a great take away from them every time I listen. Your stories are inspiring. Your guests share tons of useful knowledge (especially Moira!) I am thankful to have this to listen on my drive into work to get me pumped up!

hwindom250411 ,

Best podcast I’ve ever heard. Period.

Honest to God, Kelsey... this podcast has been life changing for me. It seems like every time I begin going through something in my life, I open up your podcast and hear you talking about something exactly like or similar to something I’m going through in my life. And let me tell you, the motivation and inspiration you give me that drives me to keep going every day is incredible. I’ve been starting every morning the past two weeks listening to your podcast. And every day has been Great. I’ve told you a few times I’ve listened to you while sitting in my DEER STAND. Lol! You know, when I’m supposed to be all ears listening for deer walking... nope. You are amazing Girl, And Your going to help so many people with this.. thank you so much!🖤

Weehaw Dudes ,

Love this

The brutal honesty is so motivational!!!!

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