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Two friends sharing stories and hosting guests to discuss the messy world of motherhood. As plus size moms we have dreamed of creating a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community that holds space for all mothers. Regardless of size, race, gender, disability, social background, religion, or sexual orientation. If you love a little one, we love you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ourmessycollective/support

Our Messy Collective Carey Shofner & Suzanne Gillies-Smith

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Two friends sharing stories and hosting guests to discuss the messy world of motherhood. As plus size moms we have dreamed of creating a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community that holds space for all mothers. Regardless of size, race, gender, disability, social background, religion, or sexual orientation. If you love a little one, we love you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ourmessycollective/support

    S2E8: Mother's Day Reflections

    S2E8: Mother's Day Reflections

    We're B A C K!
    Just in time to share our thoughts on Mother's Day.
    Join us as we catch up, talk about the complexities and the joys of Motherhood, and discuss what boundaries look like.

    We will be on a bi-weekly schedule for the rest of the season with the next episode airing May 24th!
    Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate the ever changing demands of our personal and professional lives.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2E7: The Impact of Women

    S2E7: The Impact of Women

    Join Carey and Suzanne as they catch up, discuss what Women's History Month means to them, and talk about the women who have impacted them.




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    • 44 min
    S2E6: The Kohl Chronicles with Kayla

    S2E6: The Kohl Chronicles with Kayla

    Join us this week as Carey sits down with Kayla from The Kohl Chronicles to discuss infertility, loss, parenting, and everything in between.

    Kayla lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband, two cats, and dog. She is passionate about supporting others with their fertility journey and breaking the stigma around infertility and loss. She graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and a Deaf studies minor. She is a certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula through ProDoula. She is also a certified Reproductive Health Doula with the Child Birth Institute, and is working on her Fertility Support Specialist certification with Bebo Mia.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S2E5: A Year of Covid: Reflections on Surviving

    S2E5: A Year of Covid: Reflections on Surviving

    Carey and Suzanne sit down to mark the one year anniversary of COVID's impact on the United States and their individual lives. They discuss where they were a year ago, how the pandemic has shaped their lives in the last year, and how they are actually feeling about things now that the vaccine is available.



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2E4: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Enneagram

    S2E4: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Enneagram

    Suzanne & Carey catch up and discuss their enneagram types, their favorite enneagram Instagram accounts, and their understanding of the enneagram.

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    • 54 min
    S2E3: Babies & Business with Kayleigh M.

    S2E3: Babies & Business with Kayleigh M.

     This week Carey and Suzanne catch up, share stories from their week, and discuss their new adventures on Clubhouse!

    Our guest this week is Kayleigh of Heritage Baby Designs. Carey and Kayleigh discuss motherhood, infertility and loss, and life as a business owner.

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    Heritage Baby is the brainchild of me - Kayleigh, mother to William who resides in Simcoe County in Ontario, Canada.  I can't tell you the exact moment that I knew that this was an adventure that I wanted to embark on, but it has felt 500% right from the start.  Before my son was born I knew that I wanted to try to be one of those moms with her baby strapped to her body.  It always seemed that those babies were so calm and comfortable, and those parents always had their hands free!  This appealed to my general busy nature.  William was in his first baby carrier (a stretchy wrap) by the time he hit 12hrs old....I was hooked.
    As my obsession for babywearing grew, so did my desire to find a product and brand that fit my wants; an eco-conscious, company that gives back, parent-owned and operated, handmade, and cute (think patterns).  I made my first sling to fit these wants and more, and so Heritage was born.
    The name Heritage came to me when I started thinking about what mattered to me in my life and what sets my family apart.  I am of Jamaican and Guyanese descent, and my husband Portuguese, but we're both born in Canada.  Each carrier is (and will be) named after places that are close to our hearts and the hearts of those we know and love.




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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

schustme33 ,

A podcast for all moms

Suzanne and Carey both have very different stories of making their way to motherhood (different from each other and different from my own experience), but listening to this podcast, I can relate to them in so many ways. I appreciate their genuine openness in sharing their stories and love the way they interact together. I feel like I’m listening to my friends catch me up on what’s been going on in their lives, and I look forward to each new episode.

rasberrysun ,

Dangerous content

When you promote obesity as a good thing, you’re misleading people. This content is disgusting and there is nothing good about being obese.

Ptkpres ,

So so good.

Suzanne and Carey are so honest and so raw and real. I’m not a big podcast person but I am hooked on these women and look forward to hearing them every week.

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