Discussions of the many facets of Motherhood, with a particular focus on the Postpartum journey. You've had the baby - now what?! As told from a Doulas perspective, helping women to empower themselves from fertility through to postpartum. Sharing ways for women to be supported in order to heal, thrive and kill the mom game.
118 | Podcast Pause
In today's solo episode, McLean talks about going through the process of her own rebirth and mid-life awakening. Feeling at peace and untethered as she steps into the unknown. She talks about letting go of any attachments that need to fall away without demonizing them and just being aligned with what aligns with who you are today. Plus, McLean shares her thoughts about the podcast pause, expanding, rebranding, and coming back with a new version of herself. Finally, McLean is sending love to everyone going through their own journey of up-leveling and awakening.
117 | Rebirth with Kenzie Burke
In today’s episode, McLean is joined by Kenzie Burke as they dive into Kenzie's journey of awakening and rebirth. Based in Malibu, California, Kenzie Burke is the founder of BRÛLÉ; a clothing line whose namesake stems from its definitional association with fire. For founder and designer Kenzie Burke, fire is the impetus from which artistry springs forth. After gaining acclaim in the health and wellness space, Kenzie burnt it down to launch her lifelong passion: a clothing line focused on bringing lasting taste into fashion. BRÛLÉ is where life emerges from ashes.
Kenzie previously managed a wellness social media account and created a podcast with more than 600,000 downloads. She also produced three health and wellness books and a superfood line of biodynamic coffee and cacao. However, in 2021, she disengaged from wellness and focused solely on fashion.
McLean was inspired by Kenzie’s pivot and wanted to have her on the show to be an authentic example of how to support yourself through massive change. Kenzie shares how and why she had to drop everything and what it felt like to deeply surrender in order to get back up and rebuild herself again.
116 | Consciously Navigating The Medicalized Journey of IVF with Kelli Moore
Today on Mother The Mother, McLean talks about the struggles and victories of going through fertility treatment with her good friend, Kelli Moore. Kelli is the co-founder and CEO of Soulfire Productions, the premier podcast network for thought leaders, free thinkers, and visionaries. In this episode, Kelli shares with McLean all the ups and downs of her IVF journey with her husband. Plus, Kelli talks about how she’s dealing with her mother's death and how she's healing from it.
115 | Mother, Mentor, Leader - Becoming Iconic with Jen Szpigiel
Today on the show, McLean is joined by Jen Szpigiel as they talk about what it's like to be in harmony with the lifepath of motherhood, work, and being your unique self. Jen has created a multi-million dollar global iconic brand for life, business, and leadership. As the owner and founder of Becoming Iconic®️, Jen is infusing years of wisdom, pure-clean energy, and proven strategies for the visionaries, legends, and entrepreneurs who want to break expired paradigms and shift the narrative within their businesses, relationships and lives. As an industry leader, top mentor, and podcast host, be ready for Jen to expand you into your full potential as the most epic, vision-centric leader for yourself and your legacy.
114 | Eclipse: Endings and Beginnings
In today's episode of Mother The Mother, McLean talks about grief as she reflects on how she felt in the 7th year of her father's passing and the death of a friend — a shade tree. Hear her contemplate how we should honor our life's journey and not skip ahead of ourselves. Plus, McLean talks about depression and the increasing rate of suicide due to sickness and the effects of the pandemic.
113 | Beyond Relationship Labels with Jessica Esfandiary
Today on the show, McLean dives into the world of polyamory with coach and podcaster Jessica Esfandiary! Jessica, host of the Open Late podcast, tells her story of opening up her marriage and finding a better version of herself in the process. She shares what led her and her husband to wanting to date outside of their marriage, all the struggles and challenges they faced along the way, and clears up some common misconceptions about non-monogamy. And now, she’s on the path to becoming a mother via surrogacy, and she and McLean discuss what that means for her relationship now.
Soul support and nourishment
I love McLean’s energy and one of the biggest reasons I really love this podcast is how incredibly down to earth she is and that she lays out her truth with no fluff. The guest episodes and the solos are always something I look forward to listening to. Plus I’m always here for the card pulls!
Sisterhood, real talk, soul medicine
This podcast has been a source of support for me since I became a postpartum doula (and a mother) years ago. I’ve been here since the first episode and I continue to listen and to share it with others because McLean gives the sisterly advice we all crave and need. She drops truth bombs in a loving way that is easy for anyone to understand and digest. Thank you, McLean, for the light you bring to the darkness in our world, for speaking out about all things motherhood, and for using your platform for good and standing up for what is aligned, intuitive, and pure. 🤍
Still loving and listening 3 years later…
I started listening to this podcast on my morning walks when I was pregnant with my second daughter. It was something I looked forward to every day. No matter how long the episode, I’d just keep walking… wrapped up in all the wisdom bestowed by McLean and her guests. She is honest, passionate, and her voice and message cut through so much of the noise… I love what you do McLean! It’s so important and needed! I still, 3 years after discovering this podcast, look forward to each episode!