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A podcast community for moms who want to give themselves, and their children, the gift of confidence in life, The Confident Mom Podcast is a podcast show hosted by confidence coach, and mom, Trish Blackwell. Each episode dives into topics that moms care about, ones that are often talked about and ones that will empower listeners to be the best version of themselves possible so they can be the best mom they can be.

The Confident Mom Podcast Trish Blackwell

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A podcast community for moms who want to give themselves, and their children, the gift of confidence in life, The Confident Mom Podcast is a podcast show hosted by confidence coach, and mom, Trish Blackwell. Each episode dives into topics that moms care about, ones that are often talked about and ones that will empower listeners to be the best version of themselves possible so they can be the best mom they can be.

    #018: MAGICAL MOMENTS OF MOTHERHOOD

    #018: MAGICAL MOMENTS OF MOTHERHOOD

    MAGICAL MOMENTS OF MOTHERHOOD

    CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST #018

    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. –

    -George Washington



    Today, on The Confident Mom, we’re chatting about:



    * Slowing down when you’re super busy with the 4-minute pause

    * Fighting self-comparison

    * Saying yes to more magic in the madness of motherhood





    MAGICAL MOMENT: THAT LOOK

    www.trishblackwell.com/thatlook

    SPONSORSHIP NOTE:

    I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter. Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:



    * Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts

    * Tell someone else about this show!

    * Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.



    Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free,



    be the confident mom that you are meant to be.

    • 19 min
    #015: CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY

    #015: CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY

    CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY

    EPISODE #015

    “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

    —Robert Browning

    In this episode of The Confident Mom Podcast, we’re chatting about:



    * What a family legacy is – the emotional, social and spiritual components of it.

    * Probing thoughts on how to create a legacy and heritage that lasts and leaves an impact that matters

    * Practical ways to create a legacy of memories that will unite your family more intimately







    The podcast for regular, busy moms who just want to be the best mom they can be….a podcast for moms to have confidence in knowing that they are in fact doing a great job, that they are a great mom and that they are raising up great kids who will have great futures.

    SPONSORSHIP NOTE:

    I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter.



    Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.





    CREATING A FAMILY LEGACY

    From Focus on the Family: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/building-relationships/family-legacies/family-legacies-passing-on-a-legacy



    No matter who we are, where we live, or what our goals may be, we all have one thing in common: a heritage. That is, a social, emotional and spiritual legacy passed on from parent to child. Every one of us is passed a heritage, lives out a heritage, and gives a heritage to our family. It's not an option. Parents always pass to their children a legacy … good, bad or some of both.

    REFLECT UPON YOUR GIVEN LEGACY

    What has been passed onto you that is positive? Know yourself, know your family legacy and take pride in it.



    Me?



    Maternal grandparents --- work ethic, passion for physical activity



    Paternal grandparents --- large family gatherings, open door policy



    Mother --- courage to do anything, belief in potential, unquenchable love for learning



    Father --- easy going attitude and approach to life, no stress



    Then, think about what legacy or generational tendencies you wish to put an end to.



    Me?



    Maternal grandparents --- scarcity mindset, sternness



    Paternal grandparents --- gossip and careless spending



    Mother --- fear based anxiety and perfectionism



    Father --- not getting involved in things on a deep level

    WHITE BOARD VISION CASTING

    Create family mantra (je suis belle, “Synans are people who love everyone”)



    Create family mission statement (work in progress)



    Create family values (love, generosity, communication, connection, kindness, courage, integrity)



    Create family traditions (celebratory picnics, surprise poems, mother’s day winery, family walks, Christmas morning baileys, family bedtime prayer)



    Create family impact – what organizations matter to you? (our church, compassion, young life, water)

    PRACTICAL WAYS TO CREATE A LEGACY IN TANGIBLE WAYS

    Collect favorite family recipes



    Created personalized photo albums

    • 30 min
    #014: STRONG, NOT SKINNY.

    #014: STRONG, NOT SKINNY.

    STRONG, NOT SKINNY

    EPISODE #014

    THE CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST

    We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”

    ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

    Today, the confident mom community is chatting about



    * Teaching our children to be confident in their strengths

    * How the way we define strength for ourselves impacts the way our children see strength

    * 2 tips to help you pursue being strong instead of being skinny





    HIATUS EXPLANATION:

    I've been passionately launching my newest book, Insecurity Detox: A Breakout Plan to Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body and Spirit ... grab your own copy at  www.insecuritydetox.com

    SPONSORSHIP NOTE:

    I am proud to be an educator and consultant for Beautycounter, a B-Corp company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.   The lack of regulation in the personal care and cosmetic industry is astounding and it is harming our health in very serious ways. We need more voices to join up on our mission. If you want to put your passion to purpose while being generously compensated, then I would love to start a conversation with you about what it means to be involved in the #saferbeauty tribe that is Beautycounter.



    Join the movement of #betterbeauty and message me via email to make your voice really resonate for a cause.

    STRONG, NOT SKINNY.

    The message I want to teach my daughter is that I believe I am beautiful.



    Do I always believe that? No, my mind manipulates my emotions all the time. But I know it to be truth. I am in the constant pursuit of training my mind to be strong in truth.



    Mom, do you want to be skinny?



    No, I want to be strong.

    WHAT DOES STRENGTH MEAN TO YOU? 

    Strength to me is:



    …the ability to slow down and savor daily life



    …the mental fortitude it takes to put on a good attitude every day



    …the pounding my legs can take in my pursuit of physical endurance



    …the humility to know that every day is a day in which I can learn from others



    …the pursuit of personal empowerment



    …the mindset of inner confidence



    …the patience in walking through seasons of life



    …the pursuit of excellence rather than perfection



    …the ability to love even when it hurts



    …the practice of generosity and grace, even to those who don’t reciprocate



    …the act of forgiveness



    …the walk of walk in trusting in God’s plan and in His abundance

    TWO WAYS TO PURSUE STRONG:



    * Start making strength training a priority.

    * Establish goals based around strength, not weight.



    ANNOUNCEMENTS:



    * Want more confidence and inspiration in your life? Make sure you come like my Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/trishblackwellfitness and go check out my other top-ranked podcast show, Confidence on the Go at www.trishblackwell.com/podcasts

    * Tell someone else about this show!

    * Excited about this new show? Help me know that by writing a review in iTunes. I promise I personally read each review and that reviews are like little love letters to me.



     

    Now go out there and be more of who you are, be you, be free, be the confident mom that you are meant to be.

    • 19 min
    #0013: NO MORE DUCK SYNDROME

    #0013: NO MORE DUCK SYNDROME

    NO MORE DUCK SYNDROME

    EPISODE #0013

    THE CONFIDENT MOM PODCAST

     



     



    * What is duck syndrome – and how it has become a toxic part of your life

    * Why fighting against it will increase your happiness.

    * 5 specific ways to stop the syndrome



     



     







     



     

    WHAT IS IT?

     



    In 2003, Duke jolted academia with a report describing how its female students felt pressure to be “effortlessly perfect”: smart, accomplished, fit, beautiful and popular, all without visible effort. At Stanford, it’s called the Duck Syndrome. A duck appears to glide calmly across the water, while beneath the surface it frantically, relentlessly paddles.



     



     



    The perception of a perfect life



    "believes social media is a huge contributor to the misperception among students that peers aren’t also struggling."  It's easy to see how this could contribute to a feeling of loneliness and helplessness.



     



     







     



     



     

    WHY I’M THINKING ABOUT DUCKS:

     



    * Because Ellie is obsessed.

    * Because I have suffered from both sides of effects of duck syndrome





    WHY TO FIGHT AGAINST IT:

     



    * Inauthentic

    * Isolating

    * Exhausting

    * False and based on lies from our enemy

    * Discourages us and discourages others – lifts no one up

    * Self-glorifying – when we fall prey to duck syndrome we are focused on impressing others, not necessarily on making an impression in the world



     

    HOW TO STOP THE SYNDROME:

     



    * Be honest with your struggle

    * Let people see your mess

    * Live to love and build up others – not yourself

    * Acknowledge your hard work (and give yourself periods of rest to glide)

    * Change your goals (go against perfectionistic thinking and other people’s opinions / strive to significance, not success)



     



     



     

    • 34 min
    #012: STOP OVERANALYZING YOUR PARENTING

    #012: STOP OVERANALYZING YOUR PARENTING

     

    HOW TO STOP OVERANALYZING YOUR PARENTING

    EPISODE #012

     



    You know your life has changed when going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation.



     



     







     



     

    WHY DO WE OVERANALYZE?

     



    We overanalyze because we self-doubt.



    We overanalyze because we fear that we aren’t enough.



    We overanalyze because we compare.



    We overanalyze because we lack trust and confidence in our capabilities.



     



     

    HOW CAN WE STOP OVERANALYZING SO MUCH?

     



     



    There are five simple framing shifts that we need to do mentally in order to stop the habit of overanalyzing. Summed up, these are confidence markers and the stronger our innate self-confidence and understanding of our self-worth is, the stronger we will be in holding to our ability to trust these truths.



     



    * Trust your gut.

    * Trust your capabilities.

    * Trust your love.

    * Trust your falability – know that you aren’t perfect and won’t ever be, nor do you need to be.

    * Trust God’s design – you are perfectly matched with your child for a reason. When you think back on your parents, whatever your relationship might be or have been with them, there was a reason they were your parents. God could have put your child in the lives of any number of people or families, but He chose you.



     



     



    It’s important to know and remember that we will make mistakes, that we will fail our children and that we will have things we need to learn along the way – but the mark of truly successful parenting is not displayed through the accomplishments of your child, whether or not your family looks like it’s walked out of a J.Crew catalogue or whether you look like a good parent – the mark of great parenting are children who have hearts overflowing with love and kindness for others. I really believe that if we live with kindness as our compass, then our compassion and love for others will power us to follow our dreams and purposes and to be successful and contributing members to society at large…ultimately making the world a better place. And isn’t that what we desire as parents? For our children to live with happiness and to live in a world that is better than the world in which we abide? We can do and accomplish this by making our children’s character the most important focus of our parenting.



     



     



     



     



    * Write down your mission statement as a parent.

    * Journal about your anxieties and then let them go and give them to God.

    * Give yourself permission to relax

    * Ask yourself when will enough ever be enough (the answer is that it won’t, so instead of stressing about every decision you make and everything your children do, just walk through life with confidence to know that as long as you are doing everything with love as your motivator, then you will be walking a walk of beauty and grace).

    * Start a praise notebook at night – write down one thing you did well as a parent that day, one thing that you learned about or through parenting that day for which you are grateful, and one thing you absolutely love about the gift it is to be a parent.



     



     



     

    EDUCATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

     



     



    Moms with daughters, this announcement is for you, and it’s something, since I’m the mother of a daughter, I am passionate about educating about.



     

    • 22 min
    #011: BEING THE MIRROR

    #011: BEING THE MIRROR

    BEING THE MIRROR

    EPISODE #011

     

    The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. –Jessica Lange

     



     





    THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY BEAUTYCOUNTER.

      



    This podcast is proudly brought to you by BEAUTYCOUNTER, the only personal care company committed information, transparency and performance. Their mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone and to make legislative change in the regulation of chemicals for cosmetics and personal care products in America. BEAUTYCOUNTER is a company devoted to progress and to putting the truth back in beauty. Not only do I love their products and the positive change using them has made for wellness, but also I am proud to partner with them. Start shopping for your own beautiful BEAUTYCOUNTER products at www.trishblackwell.com/beautycounter. or email me directly at trish@trishblackwell.com and I can personally consult you on what products will be best for you and your family.



     



     

    YOU ARE THE MIRROR.

     



    My baby has discovered mirrors. She’s mesmerized with her own reflection. There’s something about a mirror that gives us the ability to physically see ourselves in a way that we couldn’t before.   It’s gotten me thinking about mirrors and the role of them in our lives as women and as mothers.



     



    You are the mirror reflection your child sees. How you see yourself is how they will learn to see themselves. How you act and how you treat others – including how you treat yourself – is how they will learn to treat others and how to act. How you see and experience the world is how they will … these are all deep truths that we instill within our children without words.



     



    * Are the being the mirror you want for your child to see?

    * Does the way you see the world – and the beauty of life itself – really reflect joy, love, happiness and potential in a way that you would want for your child?



     

    Children are the mirror for our internal work as parents.

    Some thoughts on mirror science … also known as “mirror neurons”:



    A recent research on mirror neurons has discovered that when we watch someone doing something, the same neurons that fire in their brain also fire in our brain. By watching them, we end up thinking and feeling the same thing they feel by doing. Scientists believe that the mirror neuron system is not only responsible for the acquisition of language and motor skill but also for how we acquire social skills and our ability to empathize with others.



     



    Ok, but in addition to how we are teaching our children through mirror neurons, it’s important to talk about something more pressing in our daily lives…and that is our relationship with mirrors themselves. …



     

    TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MIRROR PHYSICALLY YOU MIGHT NEED TO WORK FIRST ON HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR.

     



    * Know that you can learn to love your body.



     



    Negative body image is a type of disordered thinking and it’s one that there are tools for to combat and overcome. Do not resign yourself to thinking that you’re always going to feel unhappy or unsatisfied with yourself physically – choose to engage your mind and to train your thoughts.



     



    * Speak words of life to yourself and stop being so stinking mean.



     



    We are our own worst critics,

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

Krfll ,

Just what I was looking for

After having my son in August I wanted to be the best version of myself for him and began doing a lot of self development which brought me to this podcast. After listening I feel uplifted and inspired! I now have a better sense of myself and a greater connection to my faith thanks to this podcast. The organization of each episode makes it easy to apply to the tips to every day life. Trish does a great job tying in real life experiences to demonstrate that anyone can be a confident mom. I share her tips with fellow moms, my sister and my husband. Thank you for sharing your stories, tips and enthusiasm with the world!

MrsBordeaux ,

I'm loving this!

As a new mommy to a 7 month old I just love listening to Trish's uplifting messages to mothers. She is a true inspiration and leads me to be a better mom and woman. Thanks Trish!

Ajizzle1984 ,

A Mom/Play Date On the Go!

Great job! Keep up the great work! I love your relatable stories about being a mom. I am a busy working mom and I listen to your show during my commute. It's encouraging! And since I don't get to have girl dates or play dates as often as I would like, because of my schedule, it is nice having them with you on the go!

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