Real connection. That’s all any of us really want. We want to belong. We want to be seen. We want to know we matter. The Connected Mom Life with Emily Siegel is a podcast all about learning how to live a life full of authentic connections. Because villages don’t just happen. They’re created. And each week, we’ll talk about how.
Giving Yourself Permission to Take a Break (Guilt-free!)
I recently found myself needing to cut a lot of things out of my life in order to thrive in a particularly busy season. But knowing what to take a break from and for how long, isn’t always the easiest thing to figure out as a busy mom. In this episode, I’m sharing 3 questions to help you determine when you might need a break from something in your life, and my best tip for how to give yourself permission to actually take it, guilt-free!
The How-To's of Planning a Trip 'Back Home'
One of the tough things about not living near family is that vacation time is often spent visiting “home.” Trying to balance time with family, rest, and experiences we want to have with our kids can be a bit of a jigsaw to put together. So in this episode, I walk through how we approach planning these trips without pulling our hair out managing all of the logistics, while also feeling really good about how we spent our time!
When Shifting Identities Impact Your Friendships
There’s something that shifts in our identities when we become moms, right? All of a sudden things that we enjoyed or cared about pre-kids sometimes slightly shifts - or even seismically shifts. And often, that shift has an impact on everything in our life, but especially our friendships. In this episode, we talk through how to survive (and even thrive) when one or both of us change, so we know how our friendships can adjust alongside us, too.
Navigating Friendships Outside of Our Cultural Comfort Zone
Making friends who are different than us can be some of the most rewarding and stretching relationships in our life. In today’s episode, I’m joined by my good friend Maggie - one of my friends who initially felt wildly outside my own comfort zone. Having lived overseas for the last 8 years, she shares her wisdom on what it can look like to build friendships with those who share a different culture than us.
Dying to Be a Good Mother with Heather Chauvin
Coming off of the heels of Mother’s Day, it seemed like the perfect time to have a conversation around what a “good” mother looks like. In this episode, parenting coach, Heather Chauvin joins me for a nuanced conversation about what motherhood could be like when you parent from a place that truly honors your own needs and desires. And then, what ends up happening to everyone else because of it!?
Giving Our Kids the Gift of Routines with Ashley Brown
Our kids thrive best when they feel safe and know what to expect. And that is exactly the environment routines can cultivate for our kids. In this episode, I’m joined by Ashley Brown of Routine and Things to discuss all-things kids and routines. From the important things to consider when creating routines for our kids to avoiding the biggest mistakes that lead to breakdowns in routines.
A true gift
I absolutely love this podcast and Emily. A lot of times, the advise you get on making new friends is very high level and not actionable. Often, it actually makes you feel worse since it makes it sound so easy, and you feel like you are failing. But Emily actually lays out what to do and what to say and I am so grateful I stumbled across her and her podcast.
Such incredible value!
I just listened to the episode where Emily is interviewing Brittany Bergman. I’m going to listen to the episode again because it was that valuable. It was such an authentic and connecting conversation where these two women shared vulnerably, openly, and in a way that gives anyone who listens a whole new set of tools to use so that we can honor ourselves as human beings and also be the most loving moms we can be too. I’m truly grateful to have found this conversation and your podcast, Emily.
Feels like chatting with a good friend
Emily feels so relatable and honest, giving you the kind of wisdom and perspective that you’d get from hashing things out with a trusted friend. A must listen for moms!