29 episodes

Welcome to More Than a Merchant Mariner's Wife: Empowering women to reconnect with themselves and unite with each other. This is a place where women whose partners are at sea can find support, connection, and empowerment. I’ve lived this crazy life of a daughter or wife of Merchant Mariners my whole life and I'mm also a mom of 3 so if you’re looking for someone who understands the ins and outs of this lifestyle and the strength it takes to keep things afloat at home while your partner is at sea, I'm your girl!

Have you ever been asked, “How do you do it?” or, “That must be so hard!” or “I wish MY husband went away like that!”? If so, you’re in the right place.  We are going to explore the unique experiences and challenges that come with life as a mariner's wife or partner.

I want to be your safe harbor, your friendly voice, a place where you can come for stories, insights, and hopefully helpful advice to help you weather the storms, joys and sometimes messy realities of separating and reuniting on a regular basis.  Whether you're a seasoned mariner's wife or just starting this journey, you're welcome here.  Let’s navigate these waters together.  We are women first, we are warriors, we are "More Than a Merchant Mariner's Wife."

More Than a Merchant Mariner's Wife: Empowering women to reconnect with themselves and unite with each other‪.‬ Katelyn Lordan

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to More Than a Merchant Mariner's Wife: Empowering women to reconnect with themselves and unite with each other. This is a place where women whose partners are at sea can find support, connection, and empowerment. I’ve lived this crazy life of a daughter or wife of Merchant Mariners my whole life and I'mm also a mom of 3 so if you’re looking for someone who understands the ins and outs of this lifestyle and the strength it takes to keep things afloat at home while your partner is at sea, I'm your girl!

Have you ever been asked, “How do you do it?” or, “That must be so hard!” or “I wish MY husband went away like that!”? If so, you’re in the right place.  We are going to explore the unique experiences and challenges that come with life as a mariner's wife or partner.

I want to be your safe harbor, your friendly voice, a place where you can come for stories, insights, and hopefully helpful advice to help you weather the storms, joys and sometimes messy realities of separating and reuniting on a regular basis.  Whether you're a seasoned mariner's wife or just starting this journey, you're welcome here.  Let’s navigate these waters together.  We are women first, we are warriors, we are "More Than a Merchant Mariner's Wife."

    Episode 24: Prioritize You: Unchaining Self-Care for Flexible Wellness and Family Harmony with Kristen Martin

    Episode 24: Prioritize You: Unchaining Self-Care for Flexible Wellness and Family Harmony with Kristen Martin

    Join us for a conversation that goes beyond the usual self-care routine chat. Kristen Martin shares her journey from stress to resilience, emphasizing the importance of flexible self-care. Discover how prioritizing yourself can lead to adaptable wellness practices that benefit both you and your family. Tune in for empowering insights and practical strategies to unchain your self-care and thrive.
     
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    • 28 min
    Episode 23: Alone But Not Guilty: Navigating Me-Time When Your Spouse is Away

    Episode 23: Alone But Not Guilty: Navigating Me-Time When Your Spouse is Away

    In this episode, we discuss the importance of easing the guilt associated with being happy and pursuing personal activities when your spouse is away. We emphasize the significance of clear communication about availability and boundaries, allowing both partners to be fully present during their time together and to indulge in their own interests when apart. We delve into strategies for defining home, away, and non-negotiable activities, fostering a healthy balance between togetherness and individuality in relationships. Tune in for practical tips on nurturing independence and connection in your partnership!
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    • 24 min
    Episode 22: Marriage Reminders-Stay Chill, Have Fun, and Let Go of the Petty with Buffy from B.S. Your Way Through Life Podcast

    Episode 22: Marriage Reminders-Stay Chill, Have Fun, and Let Go of the Petty with Buffy from B.S. Your Way Through Life Podcast

    Welcome back! In this insightful episode, join us as we delve into essential marriage reminders with the delightful Elizabeth "Buffy" Steen-Larsen from the B.S. Your Way Through Life Podcast. Together, we explore the art of staying chill, having fun, and letting go of the petty in marriage. Whether you're a newlywed or a seasoned couple, Buffy's wisdom will inspire you to navigate the highs and lows of married life with grace and humor. Tune in for valuable tips and heartfelt anecdotes that will enrich your relationship journey. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Buffy from the B.S. Your Way Through Life Podcast!
     
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    • 31 min
    Bonus: Offering Condolences for Baltimore, MD Tragedy

    Bonus: Offering Condolences for Baltimore, MD Tragedy

    Sending my sincere condolences out to anyone impacted by the bridge collapse in Baltimore, MD. 
    I think about natural disasters and pirates possibly affecting my Mariner but never in my wildest dreams would i think of a ship being able to collapse a bridge.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all impacted.
     
    Feel free to shoot me an email at hell@2gullsandabuoy.com if you would like to share your experiences or have any questions.  I love to stay in touch.  

    Take care of yourselves!
     
     

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    Episode 21: March Must Haves for Merchant Mariner Wives Spotlight on Ligia's Page - Luxurious Candles for Everyday!

    Episode 21: March Must Haves for Merchant Mariner Wives Spotlight on Ligia's Page - Luxurious Candles for Everyday!

    In this episode, we sit down with Ligia from Ligia's Page to explore the transformative power of candles in the lives of Merchant Mariner Wives and Moms. Ligia shares insights into how candles can become essential tools for self-care amidst the challenges of being part of a seafaring family. From creating soothing atmospheres to fostering moments of reflection and relaxation, candles play a vital role in nurturing the well-being of those left ashore. Additionally, Ligia delves into her personal journey towards entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of following one's heart and passion. She discusses how prioritizing time over money has been a game-changer in her pursuit of building a fulfilling business while navigating the demands of family life. Tune in as we uncover the profound benefits of self-care through candles and the rewards of pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors aligned with personal values and aspirations.
     
     
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    • 29 min
    Episode 20: March Must-Haves for Merchant Mariner Moms: Spotlight on Arctic Wave - Puffer Coats w/ Built-in Mittens for Kids!

    Episode 20: March Must-Haves for Merchant Mariner Moms: Spotlight on Arctic Wave - Puffer Coats w/ Built-in Mittens for Kids!

    The gift ideas continue for yourself and your kids as we come into spring time, fresh start, easter basket ideas, birthdays, graduations, and regular self care!

    Today I'm spotlighting Arctic Wave, the creator of a new wave of children's winter jackets! Their goal is to help reduce stress and add convenience to busy parents by never having to worry about your kids losing their mittens again...all through a sustainable approach.
    Do your kids lose their mittens? Do your kids have a hard time keeping on their mittens in the winter? You have found your solution. Take a listen!
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    • 22 min

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