Join Nicole and Kara every Thursday for a dose of mom real talk. They will tackle health, nutrition, beauty, parenting, and all things real life. This mom business is hard, let’s keep it simple. The Simply Whole Moms want to help build a healthy, beautiful, inspired life for moms. Nicole and Kara have been best friends since high school. As they raise their babies alongside each other they want to encourage moms in this sometimes difficult, lonely and beautiful journey. Nicole is a clean beauty expert and a ethical shopping maven. Kara is a certified nutritionist and lover of all things wellness. Nicole and Kara run the lifestyle blog simplywholemoms.com in between ballet class and bath times. Tune in to @simplywholemoms on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest for more of their lives.
Bonus Episode, S3 Kara & Nicole Catch Up
Whoops! We forgot we recorded a whole intro to Season 3 of the podcast. Ha! So, you get this bonus intro episode where we catch up on life: moving, remodeling, health, all the things. It’s a little out of date, but we always have a blast catching up. Enjoy, mamas!
Ep. 4 S3 Josephine - SA Birth Blessings
Kara and Nicole LOVE to talk birth stories, and this was the ultimate guest for just that topic of conversation. Josephine Cawthon is a mom to seven and a doula of 21 years. She has been a part of 1,400 births throughout her career and is currently a part of the SA Birth Blessings team in San Antonio, Texas.
Nicole, Kara and Josephine discuss how Josephine was led into birth education and support, and the benefits of a doula not only for the birth but also postpartum. If you’ve had babies or are still in the season of having babies, this is a great episode for you!
Ep. 3 S3 Alaena - Non-Toxic Living
Alaena Haber is a mama to two, OT/L (Occupational Therapist) and one of our favorite people to follow over on the ‘gram. She is genuine and passionate about women’s health and non-toxic living. She’s a cookbook author, cookie mix maker and Beautycounter boss.
Alaena, Kara and Nicole talk about everything from parasite cleanses to Hashimoto’s thyroid disease to conscious parenting. This conversation is a must for anyone with a chronic illness who could use some encouragement from someone who has been able to achieve great health success with diet and lifestyle. Alaena also reminds us chronic illness warriors that sometimes this stuff is “two steps forward and one step back.”
Ep. 2 S3 Dr. Shabnam Ashtiani - Wellness
Dr. Ashtiani owns Essence Chiropractic & Wellness in San Antonio, Texas. She specializes in prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care and provides services for the whole family. “Chiropractors focus on the structure and condition of the body influences and body functions and its ability to heal itself. The mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes.”
Dr. Shabby and Nicole discuss the benefits of chiropractic care, freeing your home of environmental toxins and how important it is to take care of mom. They discuss wellness as a whole and how we can work towards wellness even in today’s fast-paced world.
Ep. 1 S3 Kate - Human Trafficking Awareness
Kate Oseen is a mom to two, former owner of an ethical children’s clothing company and digital marketing guru. She is a powerful advocate for prevention and awareness of human trafficking. Kate uses her social media platform to share trafficking facts as well as resources for those being trafficked and ways we can do work to help end modern day slavery.
Kate and Nicole discuss how we consume media and headlines and ways we can get involved to help raise awareness and work to prevent this ever-growing and heartbreaking industry.
Ep. 38 S2 Quarantine Diaries - Moms in Medicine, P.2 // Series & Season Finale
The time has come to wrap up not only the Quarantine Diaries series but also Season 2 of the Simply Whole Moms Podcast! We can’t believe it’s already been a whole second season of podcast fun.
Today’s episode features an intro from Kara & Nicole, highlighting some of their most memorable episodes of this season, and their special guest is another mom in the medical field. Gillian Crow, PA-C is a Physician Assistant, practicing in Emergency Medicine. She also works part time in the Burn and Wound Care specialties. Gillian and Nicole talk about how quarantine has impacted not only her professional life but also her personal life. We cover the changes in work and family schedules, and Gillian shares what has been encouraging to her during this pandemic.
A great listen!
Loved the insight that came from the Quarantine Diaries.
It’s Like Hanging Out With Friends
Encouraging. Simple. Fun. This podcast is like sitting down with great friends.
Listening to Nicole & Kara always brings a smile to my face! They’re authentic and open about their lives, motherhood, healthy eating (sheet pan meals for the win), and they strive to ‘keep it real’ on their podcast and social media. Cannot wait to be a local in SA again so I can attend one of their events!