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It is absolutely possible to balance work, motherhood, and wellness. Join the Balanced Working Mama each week to learn how!

Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

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It is absolutely possible to balance work, motherhood, and wellness. Join the Balanced Working Mama each week to learn how!

Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

    36. Black Mamas Do Montessori Too w/ Nicole Johnson

    36. Black Mamas Do Montessori Too w/ Nicole Johnson

    Child development expert and attorney, Nicole Johnson, joins us on today’s podcast as we talk about Montessori and Black children. The term Montessori comes with many misconceptions but Nicole helps us to better understand how and why our children can and do benefit from the Montessori approach. Listen in to this episode as Dr. Amber and Nicole talk about Montessori and how you can begin to implement these approaches in your home.
    Make sure to follow Nicole Johnson on instagram: @Cultured_montessorian AND check out her website at Theculturedmontessorian.com
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    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.
    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton  @balancedworkingmama
    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

    35. A Balanced Working Mama Birth Story

    35. A Balanced Working Mama Birth Story

    Who doesn't love a great birth story? Tune into this episode where I tell you all about the struggles and excitements of my recent birth experience, and how my baby girl came into this world.

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    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton  @balancedworkingmama

    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com)

    34. Empowering Pregnancy & Birth Preparation w/ Dr. Nicole Rankins

    34. Empowering Pregnancy & Birth Preparation w/ Dr. Nicole Rankins

    Having a baby is a life changing experience in so many ways, and being prepared for being a mother as well as the entire pregnancy journey is so important. As mothers, a part of this preparation is staying aware of the hardships that come with the pregnancy journey, especially if you are a woman of color. Whether that be micro-aggressions in the hospital, lack of compassion from the people around you, or any other unethical treatment you may go through due to being a woman in this society. Pregnancy should be an empowering time of any Mamas life, and in order to make it that way, being mentally and physically prepared for anything will definitely come in handy! Tune into this episode where I talk with Dr. Nicole Rankins as she gives you tips on not only how to be prepared, but how to be empowered in your pregnancy. 

    Make sure to follow Dr. Rankins in IG : @Drnicolerankins AND check out her website at Drnicolerankins.com

    Appreciate the podcast?  Want to show your support?  Buy Dr. Amber Thornton a cookie!

    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton  @balancedworkingmama

    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

    33. Infertility Awareness & How to Cope w/ Brittany Bronson, LCSW

    33. Infertility Awareness & How to Cope w/ Brittany Bronson, LCSW

    April 18-24 is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Infertility is an extremely touchy subject, but despite how hard it may be for women to open up and speak on it, it is so crucial to be able to have open discussions about mothers who have trouble conceiving just as much as we celebrate the mothers who are able to. Listen in to this powerful episode with Brittany Bronson, LCSW and owner of Journey to Healing Therapy - about women who suffer from infertility and how we can bring more awareness to it.  

    Make sure to give Brittany Bronson a follow on Instagram @Jouneytohealing_Therapy and check out her website at Journeytohealing-therapy.com  

    Appreciate the podcast? Want to show your support?  Buy Dr. Amber Thornton a cookie! 

    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton  @balancedworkingmama 

    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

    32. Why Work & Career Satisfaction Is Essential to Your Wellness

    32. Why Work & Career Satisfaction Is Essential to Your Wellness

    When you think about your work place, what kinds of thoughts and feelings does it bring you? Happiness? Dread? Stress? Encouragement? When we talk about Balanced Working Mama, we also have to talk about the WORK portion of it. What you do as your career 100% effects your mental and physical health just as much as parenting, and it is very important to make sure your work is benefiting you in every way. Listen in to this episode to hear exactly why being satisfied in your career is so essential to your overall wellness!

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    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.

    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton + @balancedworkingmama

    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

    31. Yes, You Can Be A Balanced Working Mama Too!

    31. Yes, You Can Be A Balanced Working Mama Too!

    Hey Mamas, and welcome to Season 4 of the Balanced Working Mama Podcast! To start out this season, I feel that it is important to do a little refresher on what exactly Balanced Working Mama is, AND what exactly it means to be balanced! Knowing the the definition of balance is the first step in bringing it into your life and working on your wellness. If you have been on the fence about joining our community or simply not sure what it means to be a Balanced Working Mama, then this is the perfect episode for you. Listen to this episode to get a glimpse into what exactly Balanced Working Mama stands for and how YOU can be balanced in motherhood as well.
    The Balanced Working Mama Podcast Hosted by Dr. Amber Thornton, Clinical Psychologist and Mama Wellness Consultant.
    New episodes every Monday.   Don't forget to follow Dr. Amber Thornton & Balanced Working Mama on Instagram:  @dramberthornton + @balancedworkingmama
    Learn more about Balanced Working Mama, consultative services for working mothers, and Dr. Amber Thornton at www.balancedworkingmama.com

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Dinjahp ,

A Podcast That Makes Me Feel Human!

It’s so refreshing to listen to a podcast where I feel understood and human. Keep up the good work and amazing content! 🙌🏽

SpeakAshleyB ,

Such a calming, balanced perspective!

First, listening to Dr. Amber’s voice is so calming...lol. Me and a friend of mine have talked about this; I could listen to her about anything. Secondly, the podcast has helped me remember many of the things that I learned participating in the Empower Wellness Mama Group that Dr. Amber established. As a new bonus Mama, I have felt very blessed but also very overwhelmed, as this has been uncharted territory for me. Listening to this podcast helps me to remember how important it is for me to prioritize my wellness and that doing so doesn’t rob me of what any of the other tasks or roles I have; it can only enhance my ability to carry out those tasks and roles.

I used to use my commute to listen to podcasts but since I’ve been working from home, I don’t have that time. One of the things that Dr. Amber has helped me with is establishing a bedtime routine and I’ve been using that newly established routine to catch up on the podcast. It has been so helpful and grounding!

callme.trish ,

The BEST podcast for working moms!

I am so thankful for this podcast. Dr. Amber Thornton is always dropping gems that are really helping me transition into this new season of being a working mom. It’s not easy, but the topics she talks about on her podcast always help me put things into perspective. Please listen! I promise you won’t regret it ❤️

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