Welcome to the Balance and Motherhood podcast - the show that explores 2 seemingly incompatible things: balance and motherhood, and how to integrate them. How to put yourself first despite temptations and suggestions to do otherwise. Practicing self-love and self-care in motherhood. Because there’s a billion resources out there on being a better parent and how to raise your kid. This is a resource for being a better you and remembering to raise yourself up. We’re all in this together. So let’s have some fun, real, raw, honest conversation about it - the thoughts, experiences, failures, triumphs and random goofs that pop up as we navigate this crazy and beautiful journey.
276: Relationships and Looking at Someone Differently
What if you stopped and took a moment - to decide to look at someone in your life differently?
I’m talking about shifting (even if it’s just by a few degrees) the perspective you have on someone and the space you hold for them.
So this Momtra episode is an opportunity - to pick one person this week and whether it’s how you to speak to them, listen to them or even do your own processing and journaling about them and your relationship with them.
275: Don't Apologize for Your Emotions
Ever apologize to someone for how you’re feeling?
I know I have. I used to say sorry all the time for having certain emotions. And I absolutely hated being called an “emotional” person. Like it meant that I didn’t think rationally or apply logic to situations.
In this Momtra, I’m encouraging you to quit apologizing for feeling and instead find ways to connect more deeply with yourself and understand your emotions and how to use them.
274: The Week in the Life of a Magical Mama
Did you know you’re a magical mama and you’re making magic all the time in your life?
In this episode, I let you in on a week of my life and share some of my “magical moments.” From my recent travels, time with Maya, being an awesome wife & taking a pause for self-care, I wanted to let you in on all of this because 1: it’s fun and 2: maybe it’ll spark some ideas for you on how you’re creating a bunch of magic in your life.
• Celeste Barber awesomeness - https://www.instagram.com/c
273: I Release My Attachment to Ex-Lovers
Do you feel any sort of residual frustration around exes?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve sometimes felt the emotional aftershocks of relationships past. Whether it’s been baggage that has shown up in my current relationship or disappointment around the type of communication we’ve had since our breakups, it hasn’t served me.
So I’m here now to release the rest of my attachment, expectation and any lingering victim stuff I have around my former lovers.
272: From the Trenches of Motherhood: Lessons From Toddler (and Mama) Tantrums
What do you do when your child has a tantrum?
I’m gonna be real with you - it’s been a challenging past day and a half. I got a little bit of a cold, puked, parented from the couch, got screamed and kicked at multiple times...so in the midst of Maya working through her feelings, I came very close to losing my sh**.
So this is just me sharing some tales from the trenches of motherhood, and how I used my resources, the village, to get my power back and do what I do (be a badass goddess mama!).
271: Don't Be Like the Crickett
Do we pass on our limiting beliefs to our children?
I say yes. Now what happens after that - how they choose to process and potentially let go of them or create something else with them - that’s the beautiful thing of self-awareness and choice. Just like a lot of us are probably working on unpacking and releasing stuff from our parents. Once we’re aware, we have the responsibility and choice.
This Momtra features a little story about a crickett. Moral of the story - don’t be the crickett.
Top 5 Mommy Podcast! Amazing.
After the Mommy Pep Talk episode, I just had to leave a review. That episode (and many others) have helped me in low times, chaotic times and times where I just need some inspiration. Great podcast.
Fun and useful
Maybe useful isn’t the right word. My experience is that I often listen to this podcast as soon as an episode drops, and I think to myself that it’s “fluffy” or easy to listen to regardless of my emotional resources. (Some podcasts take some serious resources, you know?) But then I find myself continuing to digest what Sarah has said for days or weeks afterward. It sticks with me and gives me work to do. But... it’s fun. Best of both worlds!
Sarah is truly an inspiration. Her words have power and she knows how to use them. She speaks truth into mamas, wives, and women. This podcast inspires, motivates, empowers, challenges, and loves on me each time I listen. Thank you Sarah and Matthew for all you do.