212 episodes

Welcome to Moms Without Capes, hosted by licensed therapist and mom of six, Onnie Michalsky. This podcast is dedicated to helping moms who feel exhausted and burnt out from always putting their families first. Onnie shares practical solutions, personal stories, and expert advice to help you reclaim your sense of self, practice self-care, and rediscover who you are beyond motherhood. Tune in weekly for a mix of solo episodes and guest interviews, and start your journey towards a more fulfilling life today.

Moms Without Capes Onnie Michalsky, MA, LCPC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to Moms Without Capes, hosted by licensed therapist and mom of six, Onnie Michalsky. This podcast is dedicated to helping moms who feel exhausted and burnt out from always putting their families first. Onnie shares practical solutions, personal stories, and expert advice to help you reclaim your sense of self, practice self-care, and rediscover who you are beyond motherhood. Tune in weekly for a mix of solo episodes and guest interviews, and start your journey towards a more fulfilling life today.

    208 | Pinpoint your Love Language to Unlock the Self-Care Code

    208 | Pinpoint your Love Language to Unlock the Self-Care Code

    This Moms Without Capes Podcast episode discusses incorporating the five love languages to practice self-care and self-love. It emphasizes the importance of knowing and using your primary love language to nurture a healthy relationship with yourself.

    To join my Facebook community, Moms Without Capes, go to www.facebook.com/groups/mwcapes

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more! Click here to grab Gary Chapman’s Love Languages book.

    Originally published May 2, 2022

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom! Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 15 min
    207 | Living a Purpose Beyond Our Title with Shelley Meche’tte

    207 | Living a Purpose Beyond Our Title with Shelley Meche’tte

    This episode discusses the challenges faced by women in maintaining their identity beyond their roles as mothers. It explores strategies for reclaiming a sense of self, detaching from supermom syndrome, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care. The importance of understanding one's purpose, forgiving, and exploring passions is highlighted. The need for moms to prioritize themselves and find joy outside of their titles is emphasized.

    To join the Moms Without Capes Facebook community, visit www.facebook.com/groups/momswithoutcapes

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more!

    To learn more about Shelley Meche’tte, go to https://www.ShelleyMechette.com or follow them on social:

    www.instagram.com/shelleymechette/

    Don’t forget to grab Shelley’s book, 70 Days of Happy. Details are on her website!

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom! Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM

    Originally published September 7, 2022

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 27 min
    206 | Self-Care is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Family

    206 | Self-Care is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Family

    In this episode, we discuss the importance of moms prioritizing self-care and personal fulfillment alongside familial responsibilities. Host Onnie Michalsky emphasizes the benefits of self-care on the family and shares personal experiences and insights to encourage moms to carve out time for themselves and set boundaries, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

    Join my Facebook community, Moms Without Capes to connect with other women reclaiming their sense of identity within motherhood. www.facebook.com/groups/momswithoutcapes

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more!

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom!

    Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM

    Originally published September 12, 2022

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 21 min
    205 | Embrace Imperfections: Redefining What It Means to Be a Good Mom

    205 | Embrace Imperfections: Redefining What It Means to Be a Good Mom

    Motherhood can come with a lot of pressure, especially with unrealistic expectations of what it means to be a good mother. In this episode of the Moms Without Capes Podcast, we look at the impact of the expectations we hold about our role as a mom and attempt to rewrite the definition of what it means to be a good mom. Join therapist, coach, and mom Onnie Michalsky as she seeks to provide support and encouragement to mothers who feel lost under their super-mom cape.

    To join my Facebook community of Moms Without Capes, go to www.facebook.com/groups/momswithoutcapes

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more!

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom! Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM

    This episode was originally published May 10, 2023

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 12 min
    204 | Understanding the Invisible Load: Tips for Lightening Your Mental Burden with Morgan Cutlip

    204 | Understanding the Invisible Load: Tips for Lightening Your Mental Burden with Morgan Cutlip

    In this episode, we dive into the concept of the mental load carried by mothers, exploring how it impacts relationships and self-identity. Dr. Morgan Cutlip shares with us about the invisible workload and the importance of making it visible through conversations with our partner.  

    Join my Facebook community, Moms Without Capes to connect with other women reclaiming their sense of identity within motherhood. 

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more!

    To learn more about Dr. Morgan Cutlip, click here or follow her on Instagram and TikTok.

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom!

    Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM 

    This episode was originally published November 20, 2022.

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 25 min
    203 | Embracing Your Voice: The Power of Asserting Your Needs

    203 | Embracing Your Voice: The Power of Asserting Your Needs

    This episode discusses the importance of moms prioritizing their needs, reclaiming their identity, and practicing assertiveness. It covers the challenges of saying no, different communication styles, self-awareness, and practical strategies for being assertive, including developing nonverbal behaviors, recognizing the importance of one's needs, self-awareness, practicing saying no, and problem-solving with others. The overall message encourages moms to take care of themselves and set boundaries while juggling their responsibilities.

    To join my Facebook community of Moms Without Capes, go to www.facebook.com/groups/momswithoutcapes

    Grab the resource mentioned in the show and get more comfortable saying no: www.momswithoutcapes.com/say-no

    Visit my website www.momswithoutcapes.com to learn more!

    Thank you so much for tuning in and listening today. I'd love to hear what you thought of this episode and what ideas you may have for future episodes of the Moms Without Capes podcast! Email me at onnie@momswithoutcapes.com

    If you liked this episode, please show some love by leaving me a 5-Star review, subscribing, and sharing it with a fellow mom! Or buy me a chai latte at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onnieM

    DISCLAIMER: Just because I’m a therapist, I’m not your therapist nor am I doing therapy in this podcast episode. Just saying. So enjoy Moms Without Capes for what it is- educational, entertaining, and a way to get my message out into the world!

    • 14 min

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