30 episodes

A podcast that dives into everything around being and becoming a mother. From pre-conception to years post birth, covering the practical details to the unseen energetics.

Just This Amanda Scharpf and Jennifer Renee

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast that dives into everything around being and becoming a mother. From pre-conception to years post birth, covering the practical details to the unseen energetics.

    How to Love & Grow from Your Guilt

    How to Love & Grow from Your Guilt

    Guilt - specifically parent guilt - can be such a heavy emotion. In this episode, we acknowledge and sit with this uncomfortable emotion and look at the gifts we can receive from truly allowing and being with our guilt.



    You'll hear some of our own experiences and examples of parent guilt as well as strategies we've used to cope with it. Let's celebrate that love is at the core of guilt, and we're all doing the best we can!



    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    what guilt is and the different types we might experience
    the balance between feeling the emotion and nurturing yourself and relationship/situation
    finding community so you don't feel alone
    societal pressures
    reframing guilty thoughts + perspective
    guilt as part of growth and expansion as a parent
    our own parental guilt experiences



    Resources:


    Post Partum Depression help
    Episode: "Taking Extended Solo Time and Separation from Our Babies (of all ages)"
    Episode: "Co-creating and Finding Spaces To Play (without your children) While Being a Parent"



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    • 30 min
    Simple Feng Shui to Change your Life

    Simple Feng Shui to Change your Life

    The saying "as within, so without" is one that many people know. Today we flip that saying and look at how our home and surroundings can energetically impact our inner lives and how we can make simple adjustments to find more flow and balance. Tune into this inspiring chat with Feng Shui expert Patricia Lohan, who has helped thousands of people change their life and through the practice of Feng Shui. We talk about how how to use and integrate this tool as a parent and how powerful it can be for children in our lives as well. Listen in to see how simple changes around your home can become life changing.



    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    the principles of Feng Shui, and how is not just about esthetics. It is so much more than that.
    how simple Feng Shui can help you conceive, improve relationships, finances, health, and even make your postpartum life more balanced.
    how our environment effects us and simple things we can do to improve all areas of our lives.
    what you can do today to get started "Fun Shui-ing" your home
    as within so without and how the without can be a reflection and impact of energies within
    the first thing to look at (super simple) when calling in a baby
    simple changes for the bedroom you can implement today
    starting with gratitude for what exists and adding on top of that
    the difference between normal daily mess of life/living and clutter
    Chinese astrology and cycles related to your home
    how to start with just one small space and how this will make a huge difference



    Resources:


    Patricia Lohan's Website
    exercise you can do today called ‘fresh eyes’ (⁠this video talks more about it)⁠
    Feng 101 - $9 Mini Course
    Powerhouse Membership
    Patrica's Facebook & Instgram



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    • 47 min
    From Doing to Being: Finding Harmony in Parenthood and Life

    From Doing to Being: Finding Harmony in Parenthood and Life

    In the last couple of years there have been lots of spaces and people emphasizing the 'being' before 'doing'. But what does this actually mean? How does it relate to parenthood or life with a newborn?



    Jen and I have a casual convo about this topic inspired from her own personal life navigations. We touch on the doing/being balance both in parenthood and in life in general, give some examples and laugh about the paradox of 'doing' something to get to the 'being'.



    As always thank you for BEING an amazing pod listener... enjoy this fun convo. 💬 🍵



    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    doing all the things but nothing is working


    the dance of doing and being and how these are woven together


    releasing the outcome and how when you ground in 'being' it is easier to release the outcome in your 'doing'


    intention behind what you are doing - tuning into what is in alignment for YOU in the moment


    what exactly is doing and being - how do you define it


    parenting advice and when do we act from the noise of advice vs. our inner guidance


    reaction vs. response and how this relates to doing vs. being


    relating the 'doing' and 'being' to labor and how life phases are like birth cycles


    "who do I want to be and what's my intention in doing this"


    the act of self-care as doing



    Resources:


    our intentions workbook and intentions meditation recording - sign up on this page to get these for free
    Kathrine Zenkina's podcast episode that had the quote we mentioned + is a great follow-up episode to this on when to take action and doing/being balance -- her quote "I always laugh at that question whenever someone asks me what they need to do to be. If there is a doing that leads to a being when they have to be a being... so there is no doing to the being, it's just the being."
    our episode on parent rest and sleep (we talk about taking the edgy actions to BE a person that prioritizes self care)
    our episode about unsolicited advice (also can lead to 'doing' first)



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    • 28 min
    Fed With Love 🍼 ❤️🤱

    Fed With Love 🍼 ❤️🤱

    As parents (especially new ones) we are always trying to do what is best for our kiddos. Many of us have heard the term "breast is best" and know the many benefits of breastmilk.

    However, what isn't promoted as much is the beauty and balance of the use of formula, donor milk or some other supplemental option as a tool that that can be incredibly beneficial. Jen and I want to start a new saying that came out of this conversation: "Fed with love."

    We talk about how intention and love in whatever way you feed you kiddo is really what is best for everyone.



    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    finding balance with supplemental milk and formula
    how to balance modern society parenting with ancient/cultural ways
    the sayings "Brest is Best" vs "Fed is Best"



    Resources:


    Episode on Breastfeeding
    Episode on Elimination Communication
    study of water molecules and words/intentions



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    • 17 min
    Nurturing Fertility Beyond the Science of Conception

    Nurturing Fertility Beyond the Science of Conception

    Fertility. It can be so heartbreakingly elusive for some, yet so effortless for others. We are here to support you wherever you are in your fertility journey.

    In this episode, we'll explore the emotional, bodily and spiritual aspects of fertility and how they're all connected. We'll also discuss enjoyable - not stressful - ways to help women and their partners become parents.



    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    how fertility is affected by mind, body, emotions, spirituality
    exploring the challenges around conception
    the importance of relaxation and igniting passion (including tips on how to achieve this)
    warming the womb - what that is and how to do it
    yoni steaming - what it is and how to do it


    envisioning what it'll feel like to be pregnant and how life will be once a baby arrives - exploring visioning both the fun and not fun parts
    recapping our top 5 tips for fertility



    Resources:


    we created a fertility ritual - be the first to dive into it


    Ayurveda


    Yoni Steaming


    our podcast episode on Body Image during pregnancy


    our podcast episode of Birth Preferences and when pregnancy and birth don't go to plan


    PODCAST EPISODE COMING SOON: Yoni Steaming





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    • 32 min
    Unleashing the Power of Your Postpartum Body: Embracing Softness & Strength

    Unleashing the Power of Your Postpartum Body: Embracing Softness & Strength

    Oh hey sexy mama! 😉 Yes - that's right... we are looking at YOU.

    Even if you haven't given birth yet there is no doubt that postpartum body image is A THING. There is so many mixed (and usually non-supportive) messages we receive about our bodies post birth. Once you have given birth it is so important to really love our bodies - wherever they are at. Your body has done incredible things (and continues to do incredible things as you support your baby).

    While developing this love relationship with our bodies can feel difficult there are lots of simple reminders or little practices that can help.

    Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:


    societal pressures of body image postpartum (especially compared to pregnancy)


    realistic approaches to losing weight postpartum


    Chinese medicine in relation to body image postpartum


    doing the month/first 40 days info - and this book is also a great book related to that


    diastisis rectus - link


    belly binding - future podcast episode coming on this soon!


    our pregnancy body image podcast


    tips for embracing softness 


    how stressing over weight and body image postpartum takes away from your resources (sleep, mental wellness, etc.) in the first two years postpartum


    developing a new relationship with your body


    body autonomy and navigating the ups and downs with that postpartum (even if you are not breast or chest feeding)


    let's collectively post more post-birth body realities on social media (soft bodies, etc.) - this account is a great one for inspiration


    how to allow and ask for your partner to support you in feeling good in your body - this episode on massage and touch is a good one to re-visit


    postpartum Ayurvedic treatment


    postpartum womb massage


    wearing corsets after 9 months - also do things that make you feel sexy!



    Have questions? Any other topics you want us to chat on? Leave us a voicemail here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.speakpipe.com/JustThis⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SuzieF1234 ,

Love this podcast

Super fun to get practical advice on parenting from a down to earth and real perspective. Thank you for being the parents in my pocket I can listen to.

Lucy58513 ,

Awesome - love the view point

Jenn and Amanda do a great job discussing topics with both a grounded perspective and spiritual one. I love that they are real, but keep thing’s positive. Great duo and perfect for any parent or soon to be mother.

BigPP70 ,

Super relatable and helpful as a parent

Jen and Amanda dive into all the ‘real’ topics I want to talk about and explore as a parent in a down to eatch and relatable way. Thank you! Excited for future episodes.

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