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Join Amanda as she is sitting down with other moms and having the tough conversations surrounding motherhood. Amanda is a full time working mom who's passionate about discussing the "taboo" topics of motherhood. Join Amanda as she gets honest as a mother on her own feelings about what motherhood is really like.

Honest as a Mother https://www.buzzsprout.com/1134104/episodes

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Join Amanda as she is sitting down with other moms and having the tough conversations surrounding motherhood. Amanda is a full time working mom who's passionate about discussing the "taboo" topics of motherhood. Join Amanda as she gets honest as a mother on her own feelings about what motherhood is really like.

    Beyond the Sheets: Intimacy Expectations, Postpartum Realities and How the Mental Load Affects Desire with Taylor Mcconachie

    Beyond the Sheets: Intimacy Expectations, Postpartum Realities and How the Mental Load Affects Desire with Taylor Mcconachie

    Amanda is joined by Taylor Mcconachie, who is a holistic sex therapist here in Simcoe, Ontario to talk all things sex.

    Included in this episode:
    The shameful narrative that women are experiencing when it comes to sex.Postpartum sex - reducing shame and opening the conversation around the 6 week check up - it is not a one size fits all.The disconnect from our bodies after we have a baby, how are bodies “don’t feel like our own anymore”.How the definition of sex changes once you shift from “fun sex” to “having a baby sex”.The mental load and desire.Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind!

    Go to www.magicmind.com/honestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20

    Follow Taylor on IG @embodiedsexualwellness

    Follow Amanda on IG @amanda.gurman

    • 52 min
    Nurturing the Newborns: What is a Newborn Care Specialist with Cristai Suinn

    Nurturing the Newborns: What is a Newborn Care Specialist with Cristai Suinn

    Amanda is joined by Cristal Suinn who is the owner of Baby Bliss Newborn Consulting, and is a Newborn Care Specialist herself. 

    Included in this episode:
    What is a Newborn Care Specialist and why does every new mom need one?Sleep - let's talk about it. Safe sleep and how to start to get your newborn onto a routine.Sleep training vs Sleep conditioning.Cristai shares some tips for new moms and some information you may have never heard before!Work with Christai: www.babyblissnc.com

    Follow Amanda on IG @amanda.gurman

    Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind!

    Go to www.magicmind.com/honestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20

    • 41 min
    Real Talk: Navigating Motherhood – Unfiltered Conversations on the Realities of Postpartum with Lexie Cappuccitti

    Real Talk: Navigating Motherhood – Unfiltered Conversations on the Realities of Postpartum with Lexie Cappuccitti

    Amanda is joined by Lexie Cappuccitti who is a mom and an entrepreneur who has this most incredible company Called Hey Moon Mama and she is here to chat all realities of the fourth trimester.

    Included in this episode:
    Lexie shares about her twin pregnancy, her c section and what her postpartum experience was ACTUALLY like vs what they tell you it will be like.Lexie shares her experience with breast feeding newborn twins.What we wish people would have told us before we had kids.Moon Mama underwear - why Lexie created these and why Amanda is so passionate about them too.Follow Lexie on IG @heymoonmama

    Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind!

    Go to www.magicmind.com/JANhonestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20

    Do you want to get a pair of Moon Mama Underwear?! Use my code AMANDAGURMAN and get 15% off your order. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Resiliency: Navigating Childhood Trauma, Embracing Healing and the Journey Through Motherhood with Jessalyn Biederstadt

    Resiliency: Navigating Childhood Trauma, Embracing Healing and the Journey Through Motherhood with Jessalyn Biederstadt

    Amanda is joined by Jessalyn Biederstadt who is a survivor of the Willow River, BC, Child pornography case and an incredible mental health advocate to talk about motherhood, mental health and healing through trauma.

    Included in this episode:
    What Jessalyn’s “rock bottom” was and how it woke her up to her own traumas, and brought her to the fork in the road of “heal or don’t heal”.Medication - breaking the stigma and how Jessalyn knew it was “time” for her to try medication.Pressures as mothers - Jessalyn’s feelings on this.Sleepovers - Our feelings on them.Cellphones - safety/our thoughts and opinions.Having the tough conversations with our kids and how it feels to take away the innocence. Her advice on how to heal yourself and regulate your nervous system.Follow Jessalyn on IG @invisiblescarspodcast

    Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind!

    Go to www.magicmind.com/JANhonestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20

    • 53 min
    You Are Allowed to Change Your Mind with Carol Szuky

    You Are Allowed to Change Your Mind with Carol Szuky

    Amanda is joined by Carol Szuky, who is a mentor, entrepreneur and business coach to talk about manifestation, creating your own goals and working through what you actually want vs what we may have been told we should want.

    Included in this episode:
    Change is scary, but change is good. You are allowed to change your mind when it comes to what you want out of your life.How becoming a mother can change your priorities in your life, and how we can allow ourselves to pivot.What is a paradigm and how can we work through them?How can we learn to trust ourselves?Manifestation - What it actually is and how you can manifest in your life - and no, it is not with magic.Follow Carol on IG @carol.szuky

    Follow Amanda on IG @amanda.gurman

    Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind! 

    Go to www.magicmind.com/JANhonestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20

    • 53 min
    Gut Check: Unraveling the Mind-Gut Connection for Mental Wellness with Dr. Carolina Arreola

    Gut Check: Unraveling the Mind-Gut Connection for Mental Wellness with Dr. Carolina Arreola

    Amanda is joined by Dr. Carolina Arreola, who is a licensed N.D. in the U.S. and they are discussing the importance of gut health and how it can affect your mental health.

    Included in this episode:
    How does your gut health affect your mental health? Carolina is breaking this down so we can really understand it.How can we support our gut health daily? What small changes can we make to help ourselves?Probiotics - What is the deal and do we need to be taking them?Microbiome - what is it and why is it so important.How stress can deeply affect your overall gut health and mental wellbeing.Follow Carolina on IG @arreola_naturopathic and TikTok @dr.arreola

    Don't forget to get yourself started on Magic Mind! Go to www.magicmind.com/JANhonestasamother and use code HONESTMOTHER20 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Fantastic for All! ,

A must-listen for moms!

Amanda’s genuine heart and amazing interview skills lead to an incredible and inspiring show every episode. Thank you Amanda for showing up and sharing your gifts- we moms need this!!

CMuchnick ,

Worthwhile podcast for parents of all ages!

Interesting guests, timely and topical content. I truly enjoy this podcast and Amanda’s terrific insights and conversations. Highly recommend!

Merattjm ,

Amanda is like having a friend in your ear!

I love listening Amanda. She is so real and relatable and provides amazing guest interviews. This is my new favorite mom podcast.

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