31 episodes

Mama Needs A Moment is your place to hang with your mom friends, learn from top-notch experts, swap stories, and know that you’re surrounded by moms that get it. Hosts, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane are the co-founders of HER Health Collective and your gal pals that will ‘tell it like it is.’ Episode after episode you will discover answers to your burning questions, receive expert guidance, find camaraderie, and feel grounded. Real moms are invited onto the show to ask leading experts the questions most of us are thinking, but never voice. Every episode ends with three take-aways. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herhealthcollective/support

Mama Needs A Moment HER Health Collective

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Mama Needs A Moment is your place to hang with your mom friends, learn from top-notch experts, swap stories, and know that you’re surrounded by moms that get it. Hosts, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane are the co-founders of HER Health Collective and your gal pals that will ‘tell it like it is.’ Episode after episode you will discover answers to your burning questions, receive expert guidance, find camaraderie, and feel grounded. Real moms are invited onto the show to ask leading experts the questions most of us are thinking, but never voice. Every episode ends with three take-aways. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herhealthcollective/support

    Ep. 31 - Getting Your Child Educational Support in School & Building Confidence w/Jessika Shields

    Ep. 31 - Getting Your Child Educational Support in School & Building Confidence w/Jessika Shields

    Imagine having a trusted guide who empowers parents by providing resources and support that takes them from guessing what to do, to taking actionable steps. Our guest, Jessika Shield’s is an educator, licensed educational psychologist and parenting coach. She utilizes her educational background, company and podcast to help parents gain a sense of control over their children’s education, growth, and development. She coaches parents with relationship building, navigating education systems, special education, nurturing giftedness, mental wellness, and early interventions that work.

    In this episode you will hear us discuss:


    Jessika shares a bit about her childhood and how she was raised.
    The specific events in Jessika’s youth that directly impacted the direction of her life.
    Jessika discusses her business, Stronger Minds, Stronger Youth and her podcast Parent Them Successful that she started while also having a full time job as a School Psychologist.
    She shares the biggest hurdle, regardless of the state of residence, that families have to overcome in order to receive additional support for their children in a school setting
    Actionable steps parents can take in finding solutions to problems that arise when seeking support for their children.
    How to help children with mild learning difficulties improve their overall confidence and motivation to learn.
    Steps parents can take to make their child feel less anxious about limitations and instead feel good about their natural strengths.
    Sibling rivalry and ways parents can address the arguments for a more peaceful home.
    Jessika shares how she leveraged her strengths in order to achieve her life’s goals and provides advice for our listeners on finding and leveraging their strengths, while also determining their life goals.

    Mindset, the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

    My Grandfather's Blessings, Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Raman, MD

    https://jessikashields.com

    Building Child Confidence Intensive Workshop Series - http://www.buildingchildcompetence.com

    www.herhealthcollective.com


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 30 Postpartum Care, Battling Burnout & Barriers to Care: A Roundtable Discussion

    Ep. 30 Postpartum Care, Battling Burnout & Barriers to Care: A Roundtable Discussion

    Today we are delighted to discuss how mothers can best navigate the postpartum period, who should be a part of that postpartum care support team, how parents from different socioeconomic backgrounds can access the care they need, different approaches to finding balance in life (particularly as a parent), and how to approach difficult parenting decisions when overwhelmed by information from outside sources.

    The second HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2022 featured the following HER Expert panelists:


    Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness
    Blair Cuneo - Functional Medicine PA
    Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition
    Maris Feeley - Birth and Postpartum Doula and co-owner of Carolina Birth & Wellness
    Erayna Sargent - Founder Hooky Wellness
    Dr. Lisa Folden - Licensed Physical Therapist, NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, owner Healthy Phit Physical Therapy
    Katherine Andrew- RD - Digestion and Hormones - Katherine Andrew Nutrition
    Dr. Florencia Segura - Pediatrician at Einstein Pediatrics
    Dr. Holly Durney - Physical Therapist - Women’s health and orthopedics
    Dr. Erika Aragona – Dual board-certified family medicine physician with a focus on preventive medicine and women’s health

    Today’s episode includes a discussion of the following topics:


    The ideal postpartum support care team & models from other countries
    Balancing work and parenting, avoiding burnout in all spheres of life
    Dealing with pressures from outside sources to have a family of a certain size, have more kids, etc.
    Importance of setting boundaries around social media use
    Understanding your family’s values and using that as the guidepost in making family decisions




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 29 - Lessons from an Elite Athlete on Perseverance & Healing w/Caroline Kratz

    Ep. 29 - Lessons from an Elite Athlete on Perseverance & Healing w/Caroline Kratz

    We all have stories of who we are prior to becoming a mom and who we grow to be while parenting. Life is about experiences that lead to wisdom. Our guest this week is Caroline Kratz. Caroline was a former US Rowing National Team athlete and two time Olympic Trials participant prior to having her five children. Today, Caroline continues to challenge her athleticism and shares her knowledge through coaching. She has an in-depth understanding of the benefits of cold water immersion. Caroline shares details of difficult situations in her life and how she’s coped through the struggle. It is an open discussion of bravery, perseverance, triumph, self-knowledge and forgiveness.

    **This episode contains content that may be triggering to some listeners and is created for adult audiences only. We advise listener and reader discretion for discussion of mental illness, eating disorder, suicide and sexual abuse.

    In this episode you will hear us discuss:


    Caroline discusses her athletic accomplishments and what it was like for her to manage the physical demands of training at such an elite level.
    Detailing the experience emotionally and mentally when she ultimately didn’t make it to the Olympics and how she processed that disappointment.
    The tremendous pressure that “snap-back” culture has on women and how Caroline was also influenced by its demands.
    Looking in hindsight, if Caroline would approach any aspect of her postpartum period differently.
    Cold water immersion - what it is, the benefits it can have on the body, and how she uses it as a tool to optimize her personal wellness.
    Caroline’s upbringing and how generational influences impacted her childhood, as well as how she is choosing to parent her children differently.
    The major traumatic experiences that have left a footprint on her life.
    Coping mechanisms she developed in order to deal with the trauma.
    Whether the trauma she experienced continues to instill fear in her marriage and parenting.
    Caroline’s message she wants all moms to hear.

    Cold Water Immersion at Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center with Caroline

    HER Health Collective


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 28 On Forgiveness, Friendship & Living Your Life with Intention w/Nicole Wallace

    Ep. 28 On Forgiveness, Friendship & Living Your Life with Intention w/Nicole Wallace

    Do you have someone in your life you need to forgive? Do you struggle with solidifying friendships now that you’re an adult? Nicole Wallace, wife, mother of six, licensed mental health counselor, and entrepreneur holds nothing back as we dive deep into several tough topics. In this episode, Nicole discusses how she moved past infidelity in her marriage, how embracing her blended family has changed her, the challenges of being raised by a single mother, the ways in which being a Black Latino American have influenced her parenting, the differences in raising kids today from 20 years ago, and how she recommends overcoming the challenges of making friends as an adult. She shares her incredible story and the lessons she’s learned along the way with authenticity and an openness that is rare to find.

    In this episode you will hear us discuss:


    The effects on Nicole being raised by a single mother in a poor neighborhood
    How Nicole navigated infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage and embraced a blended family.
    The power of therapy and marriage counseling
    Nicole’s suggestions on navigating negative self-image and self-esteem so prevalent for many women.
    The loss of identity in motherhood and the importance of periodic life assessments.
    Societal changes and the difference Nicole has seen in raising each of her six children.
    The challenges of making friends as an adult

    Transformation Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

    HER Health Collective - HER Circle


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 27 - How to Navigate a Career and Home Life w/ Krisna Guyton

    Ep. 27 - How to Navigate a Career and Home Life w/ Krisna Guyton

    Are you feeling pulled in different directions with all you need to accomplish in your role as a parent? Krisna Guyton, wife, mother of three, nurse, and entrepreneur not only lives life with a positive and upbeat attitude, but she strives to help moms recognize their value while assisting them with learning ways to be intentional with their time and energy. In this episode, Krisna shares how her teenage pregnancy, premature child, the move across states and nursing career ultimately lead to the start of her business, My Parenting Partners. She shares life lessons and gives pointers on having an upbeat attitude in life through all it throws at you.

    In this episode you will hear us discuss:


    Krisna’s path to becoming a nurse and how the birth of her premature son solidified this decision.
    The lessons Krisna has learned as she strived to complete school with two babies and how the lessons continue to be applicable today.
    Krisna’s journey through perinatal depression and how the experience influenced the decisions she’s made throughout her postpartum period, professional career, and as a mother.
    Her journey to creating My Parenting Partner’s as a way to serve and help parents.
    Krisna’s openness regarding her barriers to accessing equality of care from a mother’s perspective as well as a healthcare professional.
    How Krisna navigates life’s challenges and disappointments, and finds her way back to the upbeat attitude she exudes.
    The message Krisna wants all moms to hear.



    My Parenting Partners

    Krisna’s interview with Spectacular Magazine

    HER Health Collective - HER Circle


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    • 1 hr
    Ep. 26 Understanding Stress, Aging & Emotions in Motherhood: A Roundtable Discussion

    Ep. 26 Understanding Stress, Aging & Emotions in Motherhood: A Roundtable Discussion

    Our lives change in a myriad of ways once we become a mother, some positive and others less so. From experiences with “mom brain” or brain fog to overwhelming stress and anxiety, our brain and body can become taxed in a whole new way. In today’s episode we hear from experts on so-called “mom brain”, and also explore aging, changes in hormones, and the effects our stage of life can have on our overall health. We dive into how these issues impact a mother as well as her children and hear from our experts on the best ways to navigate these challenges.

    The first HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2022 featured the following HER Expert panelists:


    Dr. Erika Aragona – Dual board-certified family medicine physician with a focus on preventive medicine and women’s health
    Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness
    Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition

    Today’s episode includes a discussion of the following topics:


    What happens in the brain during episodes of “brain fog”
    The impact of stress on parents
    How stress trickles down to children
    Learning to manage stress levels & help children navigate their own stressors
    The effect of chronic maternal stress on a fetus
    Emotions and feeling overwhelmed - how to navigate ups and downs of life
    The power of hormonal panels and routine care
    Navigating information overload and Dr. Google; knowing who to trust and the importance of following your gut
    Three pieces of advice and the need to eliminate “should”

    HER Health Collective

    HER Circle - A mom community created by HER Health Collective

    National Outdoor Leadership School

    Kerry's Reading: Midnight Library by Matt Haig


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    • 57 min

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