When you are thinking about having a baby and or experiencing life as a first time mom, it's so difficult to know where to even start looking for answers. Our host, Whitney Rowell, founder of Miracle Milkookies, taps into all of the resources she wishes she had access to as a first time mom, to create a safe place for you to come and listen in on conversations that are sometimes uncomfortable, or tough to bring up. This podcast, Message from Mom, is here as a resource for you!
Message from Mom Live x HMHI: Forging Your Own Parenting Path
Message from Mom partnered with Headfirst Mental Health Initiative to launch a new series where moms and mental health experts gather together to have an open conversation about topics relevant to our lives and our culture at this very moment in time. The topic of the conversation was Forging Your Own Parenting Path. We asked Dr. LaKaavia Taylor, a PhD clincial professor at Southern Methodist University to join us to offer her insight. In this episode, you will hear a conversation that took place in a home in Dallas on Thursday, September 7th. We discussed the rising trend of anxiety in very young children and how to recognize what is normal and what isn't. We talked about the influence parents have on their children's behavior and the challenge of balancing control with independence in a world filled with information overload. The conversation also delved into the significance of breaking the cycle of generational trauma, advocating for self-compassion and the willingness to adapt and improve parenting approaches. A special thank you to our guest, Dr. LaKaavia Taylor and our hosts Laura Mclaughlin, founder of Headfirst Counseling and founder of Headfirst Mental Health Initiative, and Tazim Salehani, a board member of Headfirst Mental Health Initiative and founder of 360 to 180.
Katie Beal Brown, on Balancing Motherhood & Life as Founder & CEO of Lone River Beverage Co
Katie Beal Brown is known as the trailblazer behind Lone River Beverage Company, the hard seltzer company inspired by her West Texas roots. Just 11 months after launch, Lone River Beverage Company was acquired by the world's leading alcoholic beverage company, Diageo. But behind the brand, is the inspiring story of Katie. In this episode, Katie talks about how she launched Lone River Beverage Company in NYC at the start of COVID. She then describes how a planned two-week photoshoot in West Texas turned into a year and a half stay due to the pandemic, and how this unexpected time with family supported her business growth. Katie emphasizes the importance of a clear business vision, authentic branding, and connecting with consumers. Her story touches on adapting to unexpected changes, integrating motherhood with entrepreneurship, and finding balance amid life-altering events. You can find Katie on Instagram @katiebealbrown and her company at loneriverbevco.com.
Annie Stull and Emily Johnson, the co-founders behind Fenwick Fields
Annie Stull and Emily Johnson, the co-founders behind the artist-illustrated table linen brand, Fenwick Fields, sit down with us to chat about their journey of building a brand while raising young babies, navigating challenges, and adapting their strategies to create a successful and sustainable business.
We get into the nitty gritty about why they make it a priority to be directly involved in every aspect of their business, from fulfillment and marketing, to collaborations and pop-up events.
We learn how Fenwick Fields' success stems from Annie and Emily focusing on their core product and perfecting it before branching out, as well as being attuned to the needs of their market and making adjustments accordingly.
You can find Fenwick Fields online at www.fenwickfields.com or follow along on Instagram @fenwickfields
Annie Schmidt, the mama behind SOS Home Organization
Today I'm chatting with Annie Schmidt. If you are in the Dallas area or love following home design or Dallas based influencers on Instagram, you've probably seen her business, it's SOS Home Organization. In this episode, Annie talks about how she left her corporates sales job to stay home with her young children, eventually discovered a knack for organization during COVID, and the steps she took to successfully launch and scale the successful luxury home organization business she runs full time today.
You can find Annie on Instagram @soshomeorganization. Her website is www.sosohomeorg.com,
Catherine Cartie on Discovering Entrepreneurship Through Art
I'm so excited to introduce you to Catherine Cartie as the first interview in our 6-part mini-series featuring mompreneurs that have turned their side-hustle into a thriving business! Catherine's story is unique because she's always been creative, but she didn't really have the idea to start a business of her own until after she had her first child. As a new stay-at-home mom, Catherine decided to take a calligraphy class in Dallas and after taking that class a love for calligraphy was born. From there, Catherine taught herself how to watercolor and then took online courses, eventually launching the incredible design business that she runs full time today. Catherine gets candid about how she has grown her business organically and what she has done to successfully grow her business while simultaneously growing her family. You can find Catherine on Instagram @CatherineCartieCalligraphy and her website is catherinecartiecalligraphy.com.
The Story Behind Miracle Milkookies
Today, I'm sharing the story behind Miracle Milkookies in light of the fact that we are celebrating our fifth birthday, this August. Something that I get asked a lot is, how did I come up with the idea to make cookies to help moms boost their milk supply? And how do you run a business while also raising a family? These are questions I often ask my podcast guests when they come on because as an entrepreneur and as a mom, I'm so curious how other people do it. In this episode, I'm sharing all of the steps I took to grow Miracle Milkookies from the ground up through word of mouth, grassroots marketing, and a lot of hustle! You'll hear why I'm so passionate about not throwing money at an idea until you know it works and why the mission behind my company is the driving force behind everything we do. You can find my company at www.miraclemilkookies.com or follow us on Instagram @miraclemilkookies
Love this perspective
Love all the discussions women share about the transition to motherhood and what it looks like for them individually inside their life. Such a great message for all women looking to or who have transitioned into motherhood/parenting. Sharing and encouraging and talking about the real parts lift us all up. Also love learning about how women are sharing their gifts and expertise with the world while parenting.
Love this podcast and how relatable it is for all mamas out there!
It’s so lovely to hear from mamas with real & raw experiences that we can relate to. All while snacking on miracle milkookies that I can’t get enough of!