114 episodes

Welcome to The Motherhood Village podcast!

The host Nicole Cumberbatch is a Mother, Corporate Career VP turned Mompreneur, Published Author, and Speaker.

After Nicole's son was born in 2017, she struggled with her career identity, postpartum anxiety, and balancing life with a newborn. She felt there was a need to have open and honest conversations about motherhood and the challenges mother’s face; so, she created her podcast, in 2019, and it's been a labor of love, for Nicole, to bring these powerful conversations to the podcast world!

The mission of The Motherhood Village podcast is to educate and empower mothers with informative and impactful conversations. Nicole believes that it takes a village to raise a child, but most importantly it takes a village to uplift a mother.

Consider this podcast as part of your motherhood village. All mothers know what's best for their families, but there is something special about hearing stories you can relate to and connecting with people that you can learn from.

Nicole wants to hear from her listeners so please send any questions or comments to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com. And you may learn more about The Motherhood Village at www.themotherhoodvillage.com.

The Motherhood Village Podcast Nicole Cumberbatch

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Welcome to The Motherhood Village podcast!

The host Nicole Cumberbatch is a Mother, Corporate Career VP turned Mompreneur, Published Author, and Speaker.

After Nicole's son was born in 2017, she struggled with her career identity, postpartum anxiety, and balancing life with a newborn. She felt there was a need to have open and honest conversations about motherhood and the challenges mother’s face; so, she created her podcast, in 2019, and it's been a labor of love, for Nicole, to bring these powerful conversations to the podcast world!

The mission of The Motherhood Village podcast is to educate and empower mothers with informative and impactful conversations. Nicole believes that it takes a village to raise a child, but most importantly it takes a village to uplift a mother.

Consider this podcast as part of your motherhood village. All mothers know what's best for their families, but there is something special about hearing stories you can relate to and connecting with people that you can learn from.

Nicole wants to hear from her listeners so please send any questions or comments to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com. And you may learn more about The Motherhood Village at www.themotherhoodvillage.com.

    Helping Autistic Children Find Their Voice with ABA Speech founder, Rose Griffin, M.A. CCC/SLP BCBA

    Helping Autistic Children Find Their Voice with ABA Speech founder, Rose Griffin, M.A. CCC/SLP BCBA

    Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She divides her time between a public school and her own private practice, ABA SPEECH. ABA SPEECH offers therapy services, courses, consultations and products geared towards helping autistic students find their voice.
    Rose is also the host of the Autism Outreach Podcast, a weekly show all about autism and communication. She is a sought after speaker who enjoys connecting with audiences at the local, state and national level. Rose is passionate about the mission of ABA SPEECH, which is to help all students become more independent communicators. Follow Rose on Instagram  .
    In this episode we discuss:
    What to do if your little one is not yet speaking and/or has autism or another communication delay. What you can do in your home environment to embed work on communication.  How communities can be more supportive of parents with children of autism.  How communication correlates to behavior. What she covers in her Start Communicating Today Course . Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 23 min
    Mental Health Wellness & Community Advocate Vida Kalhor

    Mental Health Wellness & Community Advocate Vida Kalhor

    As a Chaplain, entrepreneur, speaker, advocate, mentor and strategic connector; Vida Kalhor has over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and business operations and is the owner of Radiance Consulting, where she provides business and professional leadership coaching and accountability for her clients. 
    She is also the current Center Director at Amen Clinics in Hollywood; a mental health outpatient center helping patients to improve their brain health.
    She has dedicated her time to improve her community by holding various board seats such as the Broward County School Diversity Committee, where she serves by working to improve equity for all students across Broward County Schools. She is also the secretary on the Governing Board of Imagine Charter School, where she works with other board members for student success, she is a board member for the Broward County Health Facility Authority, and she is a member of the Mental Wellness Networking
    Alliance (MWNA) working to stop the stigma that is associated with mental health in our community.

    The decision to get involved in her community came as a promise to herself when she was 10 years old. Vida came to the United States when she was 10 years old as a 5th grader. She did not speak the language and had to be placed in the ESOL programs at school. She strived very hard to learn the
    language and become more independent. During this time, she faced many challenges. Challenges that made her make a promise to herself, that one day she would help others not have to go through what she went through, and she has stood on that promise ever since. 
    Vida is an advocate for students, seniors and people struggling with mental health challenges.
    In this episode we discuss:
    The struggles she faced and overcame as a first-time mother. Grieving and mourning the women we were before we had children. The challenges she faced and overcame when she came to the US from Iran. Healing from trauma to be the best you can be for your children.  Informed Consent in Healthcare.  Asking for help and communicating needs to your partner and family.  Resources mentioned in this episode:
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 52 min
    The Architect of the Birth Justice Framework, Licensed Midwife Jamarah Amani

    The Architect of the Birth Justice Framework, Licensed Midwife Jamarah Amani

    Jamarah Amani, LM is a community midwife who
    believes in the transformative and healing power of
    birth and that every baby has a human right to human
    milk. Her mission is to do her part to build a
    movement for Birth Justice locally, nationally and
    globally. Jamarah is the architect of the Birth Justice
    framework, the Black Midwives Model of Care and
    the Birth Justice Bill of Rights. She identifies as
    Black, Femme and Queer.
    A community organizer from the age of sixteen, Jamarah has worked with several organizations across the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa on various public
    health issues, including HIV prevention, infant mortality risk reduction, access to emergency contraception and access to midwifery care. As a birth worker and activist,
    Jamarah has been tackling issues of racial justice, including the epidemics of Black maternal and infant morbidity/mortality for over fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of Southern Birth Justice Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to expand the Birth Justice movement and to make midwifery and doula care
    accessible to marginalized communities. She is also the co-founder of National Black Midwives Alliance, the only national professional association in the U.S. specifically for
    midwives of African descent, and a founding member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association.
    Jamarah is the recipient of the 2019 Trailblazer Award from the City of Miami, which proclaimed a day in her honor- Jamarah Amani Day, celebrated annually on March 14.

    She has been featured in a variety of media outlets including PBS, NPR, NBC and publications such as Vox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Miami Times, among others. She has written for several blogs including the Huffington Post and the Birth Justice blog, and is a fellow of Echoing Ida, a collective of Black women and non-binary
    writers. In addition to parenting four children and watching the sunrise whenever possible, Jamarah offers midwifery care to families in South Florida and teaches
    workshops on Birth Justice to organizations across the United States. Jamarah is currently producing a documentary entitled Legacy Power Voice: Movements in Black Midwifery with her partner, filmmaker Karyl-Lyn Sanderson, scheduled to be released in 2022.
    In this episode we discuss:
    The root causes of health disparities in marginal communities. Why the black maternal mortality rate is so high and what needs to be done to lower the number. What full spectrum reproductive care consists of. Questions black mothers & families should ask their providers and the research they should do to arm themselves with information. Learn more about Jamarah and her work with Southern Birth Justice Network and National Black Midwives Alliance . 
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Moms Without a Mom with Melissa Reilly, Psy.d

    Moms Without a Mom with Melissa Reilly, Psy.d

    Melissa Reilly, Psy.D. is a mom of two boys, a clinical psychologist, and mom coach passionate about helping moms separated from their mother by physical distance, estrangement, or death, move from feelings of insecurity, isolation, and overwhelm to a place of resilience.
    Through her personal and professional experience, she has come to recognize that Moms without a mom experience grief as part of their motherhood experience, even if they don’t realize it. The relationship moms have had (or didn’t have) with their mothers impacts how they see themselves but doesn’t define them. She believes it isn’t knowledge and skills that create resilience, but rather it is born through overcoming hardship, having a community, and living by one’s values.
    Melissa is honored to walk with moms on their journey to becoming the mom they always wanted to be. Her psychological practice, Shoudt & Reilly Psychological Services has been serving residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania for over 22 years, and she is now expanding her services to include parent coaching focusing on Moms Without a Mom which can be accessed by women all over the world through her website momswithoutamom.com. 
    In this episode, Melissa and I discuss:
    The depper aspect of what it means to be a mom without a mom. How she recommends moms get help and support when they don’t have a mother who they can depend on as their go to person. The unique circumstances moms without a mom face and how she helps moms to reach a place of confidence and resilience. Strategies for moms if they find themselves mentally struggling and strategies for moms experiencing grief. Learn more about Sarah and her resources for moms at: Facebook and Instagram. Download her FREE guides: Enjoy Being a Mom Again,  Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Baby and Schedule a Complimentary Coaching Call. 
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 36 min
    Mothering Oneself Mindfully with School of MOM founder Sarah Harmon

    Mothering Oneself Mindfully with School of MOM founder Sarah Harmon

    Sarah Harmon is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, mindfulness & yoga teacher, wellness expert and founder of The School of MOM (Mothering Oneself Mindfully) and Postpartum Wellness Group. She is passionate about supporting moms on their unique wellness journey with a holistic approach to mind and body wellness.
    In this episode we discuss:
    What the practice of Mothering Oneself Mindfully means. The creation of her postpartum wellness group and the need for accessible perinatal mental health resources for mothers. How she helps moms become more aware and more mindful.  The programs and services the School of Mom offers. The challenges / successes she's encountered as a small business owner.  Learn more about Sarah and her resources for moms at: School of Mom and Postpartum Wellness Group . Download her FREE Invisible Birth Bag Checklist . 
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Unbound: A Woman's Guide to Power by Kasia Urbaniak Nurture by NAPS - Newborn & Parenting Support Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 47 min
    Super Kids Deserve Super Foods with Tiny Sprouts Foods founders Kim Pabla and Tina Rajani

    Super Kids Deserve Super Foods with Tiny Sprouts Foods founders Kim Pabla and Tina Rajani

    Tiny Sprouts Foods is a children's nutrition company focused on producing easy, convenient, nutrient-rich products that offer functional health benefits to the developing child. Tiny Sprouts Organic Superseed Boosters are the first-ever seed products designed for babies & young children. Their unique blends consist of cold-milled seeds, probiotics, vitamin D and other superfoods that can be added (or hidden!) into any food to support a child’s daily nutrient needs, combat common ailments from constipation to the cold & flu, and even reduce risk of future disease.
    Each Tiny Sprouts Superseed Booster has been developed in collaboration with pediatric exerts using organic, non-GMO and vegan ingredients with no added sugars, salts, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Tiny Sprouts Foods was founded by two BIPOC moms who understand the importance of good quality nutrition for young children and also the challenges with making such foods easily accessible and easy to consume. Their goal is to reduce mealtime stress, support picky eaters and help parents navigate children’s nutrition, enabling children to sprout, grow and thrive to their best potential.
    In this episode, I speak with founders Kim Pabla and Tina Rajani and we discuss:
    The inspiration in creating and the mission behind Tiny Sprouts Foods. The amazing health benefits of seeds for children.  The changing landscape of the children's food industry.  How their products differ from other similar items on the market.  The most common challenges parents have today when it comes to feeding their kids. How families can overcome bad habits and make easy changes to their children’s nutrition. Successes and challenges of starting their business. Connect with Tiny Sprouts Foods on Instagram , LinkedIn and Facebook
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Mark Hyman Podcast and Books The Last Law of Attraction Book You'll Ever Need to Read by Andrew Kap Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
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    • 53 min

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39 Ratings

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