23 episodes

Join Rachael, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist and Kara Ann, a Certified Nutrition Consultant for pregnancy, postpartum and babies as they tackle all things motherhood. Their passion for creating this podcast was fueled through their own experiences parenting against societal norms and the isolation they faced. They wanted to create a community to support and educate moms and leave them feeling empowered.We host weekly episodes where we chat about all things motherhood - from pregnancy through postpartum and parenting. We’ll also host regular interviews with experts you need to hear from! Grab your headphones and a coffee and come relate, laugh and vent with your new mom friends!

Mom Friends Mom Friends

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 200 Ratings

Join Rachael, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist and Kara Ann, a Certified Nutrition Consultant for pregnancy, postpartum and babies as they tackle all things motherhood. Their passion for creating this podcast was fueled through their own experiences parenting against societal norms and the isolation they faced. They wanted to create a community to support and educate moms and leave them feeling empowered.We host weekly episodes where we chat about all things motherhood - from pregnancy through postpartum and parenting. We’ll also host regular interviews with experts you need to hear from! Grab your headphones and a coffee and come relate, laugh and vent with your new mom friends!

    Last Episode of Season 1! Sleep Updates

    Last Episode of Season 1! Sleep Updates

    Join your cohosts as they close out the season with a sleep update from their own daughters! Stay till the end to hear a couple other stories sent in by YOU! Find more sleep without sleep training updates in Rachael's IG highlight "sleep stories" @heysleepybaby

    Please leave us a rating and review if you've enjoyed the season. We're so thankful for you all!

    xo Rachael & Kara Ann

    Connect with Kara Ann and Rachael:
    Kara Ann's Instagram @bloombabywellnessRachael's Instagram @heysleepybabyKara Ann's WebsiteRachael's Website 

    • 19 min
    Simple & Sustainable Parenting with Lindsay Short

    Simple & Sustainable Parenting with Lindsay Short

    Join Rachael as she speaks with Lindsay Short of @simply.sustainable.parenting as they discuss how to reduce clutter and overwhelm when it comes to baby "stuff" and how to make sustainable choices from diapering to playroom items!

    Lindsay is a family life educator with years of experience as a life coach. She facilitates conversations to empower parents to make the best decisions for their children.
    Website: www.simplysustainableparenting.com
    Upcoming Workshop: https://simplysustainableparenting.com/new-products/nomorecrapworkshop

    • 32 min
    Baby Tummy Issues: Reflux, Colic, and Allergies with Dr. Julia Getzelman

    Baby Tummy Issues: Reflux, Colic, and Allergies with Dr. Julia Getzelman

    Join Rachael and Dr. Julia Getzelman, founder of GetzWell Pediatrics in SF, CA, as they talk about all things baby gut! Poop, gas, colic, allergies, reflux, "colic" and starting solids are discussed.

    They also chat about the current state of pediatrics in the US and the need for more holistic and functional medicine.

    About Dr. Julia Getzelman


    Julia Getzelman, M.D. founded GetzWell Pediatrics in 2008 with a passionate commitment to bring pediatric functional medicine to San Francisco. Dr. Getzelman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. She later earned her medical degree from Yale University and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Thereafter, she was an attending physician in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric clinic at Highland, Oakland’s county hospital, and also worked at After Hour Pediatrics in San Mateo. In the 5 years before founding GetzWell, she practiced at Sutter-Saint Luke’s Health Care Center in San Francisco’s Mission District where she provided whole kid care to over 1200 patients. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Getzelman believes that many factors contribute to health and illness: nutrition, physical activity, emotional/psychological stresses, and the environment, among others. She has a special interest in how nutrition and intestinal health contribute to overall wellness. To that end, she completed the core curriculum of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2007. Dr. Getzelman has additional training in homeopathy and applied nutritional biochemistry/food as medicine as well as in using genetic polymorphisms as a guide for treating a variety of chronic problems like ADHD, anxiety, behavior issues, autoimmunity, etc. Dr. Getzelman grew up in California and is the oldest of five children. She loves the outdoors and is fascinated by nature. She comes from a musical family, has sung in a variety of venues over the years, and recently recorded Asturiana, a compilation of soothing classics and lullabies. She has a passion for romance languages and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Getzelman lives in San Francisco with her husband.

    Follow GetzWell @getzwellpediatrics or get in touch for your in-person or virtual visit on their website https://getzwell.com/


    Connect with Kara Ann and Rachael:


    Kara Ann's Instagram @bloombabywellnessRachael's Instagram @heysleepybabyKara Ann's WebsiteRachael's Website 

    • 45 min
    Tips for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

    Tips for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

    Join Kara Ann and Rachael on this episode of Mom Friends all about traveling with little ones. We discuss practical tips we learned from personal experience through travel at different ages and stages.

    In This Episode:
    Car Seat Safety: Michelle @safeintheseat - she has a car seat safety course and great recommendations for travel car seatsCling Sunshades for the CarTravel Stroller: Ergobaby MetroIndestructibles BooksConnect with Kara Ann and Rachael:
    Kara Ann's Instagram @bloombabywellnessRachael's Instagram @heysleepybabyKara Ann's WebsiteRachael's Website 

    • 28 min
    Navigating Friendships with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

    Navigating Friendships with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

    Join Rachael as she talks with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer about how relationships with friends change after having kids, what we can do about it, and how to know when it's time to say goodbye. We talk about navigating "friendship breakups" and how to make new friends.

    Dr. Miriam Kirmayer is a clinical psychologist and leading friendship expert who has
    studied the science of friendship and social connection for over a decade. Her work focuses on helping others navigate life transitions, cultivate resilience and self-
    compassion, and build stronger relationships with the people who matter most. Dr. Kirmayer’s words and advice have appeared in outlets such as The Atlantic, CNN,
    Forbes, The New York Times, TIME, and Vogue. She is a featured expert for Psychology
    Today and Women’s Health and a frequent guest on television shows and podcasts,
    including The TODAY Show and NPR. As a speaker and consultant, Dr. Kirmayer
    partners with businesses and organizations on events, initiatives, and global studies
    related to social connection and mental health. Whether Dr. Kirmayer is working one-
    on-one with clients or sharing the science of connection and compassion, her goal is to help others create meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.
    Dr. Kirmayer lives in Montreal with her husband and their sweet, curious, and spirited
    son, Liam. She is currently writing her first non-fiction book on adult friendships.

    Connect with Miriam and learn more about her work at MIRIAMKIRMAYER.COM
    Follow @miriamkirmayer on Instagram

    Connect with Your Hosts, Kara Ann and Rachael:
    Kara Ann's Instagram @bloombabywellnessRachael's Instagram @heysleepybabyKara Ann's WebsiteRachael's Website 

    • 28 min
    Baby Sign Language with Laura Payne

    Baby Sign Language with Laura Payne

    Join Kara Ann and guest Laura Payne for this episode of Mom Friends. We discuss American Sign Language and baby sign language, how learning signs can be a wonderful tool to help ease frustration and hep your baby communicate and more.

    Laura is a Baby Sign Language Expert and Coach for parents of babies and toddlers. Laura is a former Teacher of the Deaf, now combining her passion for the Deaf culture and ASL with her identity as a mother. Her mission is to be a resource for you to unlock the key to earlier communication and reduced frustrations for your baby or toddler with sign language. Laura's approach uses ASL signs, teaches strategies for success, how to start & continue to grow.

    Connect with Laura: 
    Laura's InstagramLaura's WebsiteASL Video Dictionary Resources:
    https://www.signingsavvy.com/https://www.lifeprint.com/http://www.aslpro.cc/Connect with Kara Ann and Rachael:
    Kara Ann's Instagram @bloombabywellnessRachael's Instagram @heysleepybabyKara Ann's WebsiteRachael's Website 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

CM in Midway, UT ,

Very relatable and encouraging

I didn’t know what attachment parenting was when my baby was born, but stumbled into it when my instincts led me to follow people like Rachael on IG. I started listening to her podcast and it led me to a bunch of interesting people in the attachment parenting space. I feel so encouraged to parent my baby with this wonderful community of content creators at my back. Thanks Rachael and Kara Ann!

Cdizzle33 ,

Obsessed!

I usually can’t commit to podcasts, but when I found this I binged it. I’m pretty sure I’ve listened to every episode. Highly recommend!

Jjjhhhhg ,

The best

Honestly the BEST podcast. Really got me through the newborn phase and am so excited for all the future tips I’ve learned. Do yourself a FAVOR and listen to this podcast

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