18 episodes

Mother Love is a safe space where stories are shared, wisdom is found and healing happens.

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Mother Love is a safe space where stories are shared, wisdom is found and healing happens.

    EP 018 - Let the Light In with Claire Larson

    EP 018 - Let the Light In with Claire Larson

    In this rare episode, the tables are turned as our host, Claire, shares her own personal journey through a recent mental health crisis in order to shed light on some difficult topics. We talk about what falling apart, intervention, and recovery looked like for her. We don't want to spoil it all here but have a listen to find out what these changes look like for the podcast going forward. At Mother Love, we believe that hope and healing arise when we share our stories. So, we're not going to stop anytime soon and we hope you don't either.


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    EP 017 - Keeping it All Together with Kendyall Cheff

    EP 017 - Keeping it All Together with Kendyall Cheff

    Raise your hand if, as a mom, you've tried really, really, really hard to "keep it all together". There are so many reasons we do this, particularly in what is referred to as the 4th trimester when we're juggling so much but want to appear that we've got it all under control. In this episode, Kendyall generously shares her experience of Post-partum Anxiety and how scary things got when, after giving birth to her third baby, Abel, keeping things under control really began to feel very out of control. We're so grateful for her courage.

    Kendyall Cheff lives in gorgeous Polson, Montana with her Husband, Toby, and their 3  children- Elly (7), Olive (4), and Abel (20 months). Kendyall is a registered nurse on the Labor, Delivery, Post-partum Recovery floor at a critical access hospital. She and her husband own and operate their outfitting business, Cheff Legacy Outfitters.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 016 - Things Change Over Time with Jessica Peterson

    EP 016 - Things Change Over Time with Jessica Peterson

    Jessica (Jesse) Peterson,  joined us to share her wisdom on many subjects including pregnancy, birth, co-parenting, blending of families, supportive and healthy partnership, and how her passion for perma-culture has transformed the way she views the world. Among the many, many roles Jesse has played in her life, she is now the owner of Wild Willow Wellness where she offers beautifully crafted, hyper-local apothecary products as well as healing and heavenly massage experiences in Helena, Montana. We're grateful for Jesse's kind and powerful presence, her willingness to have honest conversations, and her commitment to walk in her values every day. Hope you enjoy this conversation and that Jesse's strong confidence boosts yours.


    Show notes:


    Wild Willow Wellness (Jesse’s apothecary and massage offerings):   https://www.wildwillowwellness.com/The Bradley Method: http://bradleybirth.com/More about Jesse: https://www.permaculturewomen.com/jessicapeterson/Book Recommendations:


    Ina May’s Guide to ChildbirthSpiritual MidwiferyNaturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and HealthNourishing Traditions for BabiesVideos that Claire mentions (if you need a good laugh)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZYhttps://youtu.be/-Ojvk-4IcOEConnect with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    EP 015 - Everyone's Best Friend with Krysti Walker and Sabrina Navarro

    EP 015 - Everyone's Best Friend with Krysti Walker and Sabrina Navarro

    In this episode of Mother Love, Krysti Walker and Sabrina Navarro share their experience of starting a family via in vitro fertilization with the help of their dear friends Sarah and Tyler Gregson. In episode 14, we got to hear from Sarah and Tyler about what this experience was like for them. Now, we have the chance to talk with the moms little Elliot and how their unique but very natural experience of conception, pregnancy and birth has been a huge gift in their lives and the lives of their family members. Their son Elliot, now four, brings so much light and love along with him. He’s quick to tell everyone he loves them. To Elliot, saying “I love you” is just as common and natural as saying “hello” or “goodbye”. As Krysti describes him she says, laughing, “Elliot thinks everyone is his best friend.” He lives with his heart wide open thanks to all those who’ve steeped him in love from the very beginning.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 014 - An Avalanche of Love with Tyler and Sarah Gregson

    EP 014 - An Avalanche of Love with Tyler and Sarah Gregson

    When Tyler and Sarah Gregson were invited to help their friend’s Sabrina and Kristi start their family, they knew almost instantly that their answer was a strong yes. They had both known Kristi for years and were thrilled to photograph the magical day that she proposed to the love of her life, Sabrina. Naturally, they also captured their wedding day and left feeling especially connected to both Kristi and Sabrina’s families. Before long, Tyler and Sarah were ecstatic to learn that Sabrina had become pregnant right away via in vitro fertilization with Tyler’s sperm donation - which they hand-delivered in a brown paper bag on a freezing winter day. Trust me, you'll want to hear this piece of the story. Over the next several months, the four of them celebrated the life that would become Elliot, now 5. Tyler describes the unique structure and abundance of love surrounding Elliot "an avalanche of love”.  This is the story of how that one single snowflake gathered speed, grew in size, and is barreling down the mountain in a deafening roar.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 013 - Breaking the Silence with Carly Bergquist

    EP 013 - Breaking the Silence with Carly Bergquist

    After decades of dreaming about becoming a mom and what felt like an equally long time trying to conceive, Carly and her husband Bryan were elated to discover that their dream had finally become a reality when she became pregnant. Weeks later, at their first ultrasound, time stood still as the tech struggled to find a heartbeat. The shock and grief of this trauma consumed them as their heavy loss sunk in. Carly was astounded to find that this very common experience existed mostly in silence. Why aren’t people talking about this? Why are women and families left to suffer these devastating losses in isolation when they could be comforting and supporting one another? She decided to start a conversation by courageously posting their experience on her Facebook page and was amazed at how many people responded with gratitude and encouragement after voicing her pain which, in turn, gave others the permission to voice theirs. We are grateful Carly was game to share here on Mother Love and hope her story breaks even more of the silence surrounding infant loss and miscarriage.

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    • 1 hr 32 min

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