Welcome to The Mom Feed, a podcast about the transition into motherhood. I am your host, Lauren Ashley Lobley, mother to two young kids, Madison and Liam. Motherhood was “supposed” to come naturally me. It didn’t. And now I’m finally talking about it. Join me each week for real, raw, honest conversations about everything in and around what it means to become “mom.” As a woman transitions into motherhood, it creates the greatest changes in hormones and brain chemistry she’ll experience in her lifetime. It’s fair to say that among those internal changes - along with the external changes of having a new child - women need support. Welcome to your support team, ladies. Here, we tackle it all: the identity crises, the hormonal changes, the feeling like you have to be asuperhuman, the martyr complex, the balancing of work and mom life, the postpartum body changes and accepting those changes (or not!), baby proofing your relationships, discovering your parenting style - everything in and on the outskirts of what it means to become a mother, whether you came to it biologically or through some other means like fostering, adoption, surrogacy or even through marriage (yup, I see you, step mamas). Because the minute you become “mom,” life is never the same. Each week I speak with guests of all backgrounds: parenting experts, psychologists, nutritionists, physical therapists - experts of all kinds, most of whom are also parents, about the endless list of topics around motherhood. My goal is to empower you with information that will make your life easier, that will help you understand why you’re feeling the way you are, and give you permission to feel it all simultaneously. Join me for new episodes every Thursday!
Release Stress & Find the Calm in Motherhood Through Tapping with Jessica Ortner
Ask yourself honestly: how many times throughout the day do you feel complete and utter peace?
How many times throughout the day do you feel complete and utter stress?
What if there was a way to quickly help move you from a state of stress to a state of calm? And not just you - your children too!
Well, there are many ways to do that, but my guest on the show today has one that combines modern psychology with ancient acupressure points that can help you get to a calmer state in a matter of minutes.
It's also backed by over 200 studies.
Jessica Ortner is a New York Times Bestselling author and the co-founder of The Tapping Solution and The Tapping Solution App. Together with her brothers, they created the company when they experienced profound healing as a result of tapping, also known as EFT (emotional freedom technique). Since then, they have helped countless people to discover how to release emotions that are not only causing stress but also may be contributing to chronic health issues, anxiety and depression and more.
They have been featured on CNN, Psychology Today, Women's Health, Dr.Oz, Shape, Martha, Cosmopolitan, and more, and I am delighted to have snagged Jessica for an hour of her time today.
Enjoy and happy Tapping!
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A Tarot Reading for 2022 with Tandy Gutierrez - Includes Journal Prompts!
We are already 6 days into 2022, and I felt like the best way to support you as the year unfolds was to give you a special tarot reading, just for this community!
My friend, wellness witch, coach, and mentor, Tandy Gutierrez, graciously did a 5 card tarot pull to give guidance and journal prompts for the year ahead. Tandy pulls one card for the year, along with 4 other cards for each season. Each card comes with its own set of journal prompts and guidance, so be sure to get your notepads ready to write down what resonates!
We also discuss the similarities between the tarot and astrology; the importance of knowing your sun, moon, and rising zodiac signs and what each one tells about yourself; how to use the Tarot for self-care; how hard it is to be a mother right now; and the numerological number for the year and what it means!
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
How to Find the Flow in Parenting, Marriage & Business with Hallmark Star, Andrew Walker and Mompreneur Cassandra Troy Walker
Do you feel like you're in a good rhythm with your partner? Are you parenting together and struggling to keep the romance alive? Are you also business partners?
There are many dynamics at play in relationships these days, and it's safe to say that if you're married, parenting and running a business together, there is a little extra something special you need to be doing if you want to be in flow with each other.
Hallmark Channel star, Andrew Walker, and his lovely wife and mompreneur, Cassandra Troy Walker, have definitely figured this out. Together they own and operate an LA-based cold pressed juice company called Little West. Andrew also has a full time acting career, and they have two little boys. While they are in a good flow as a couple and team these days, it didn't come without its share of challenges. Today we have a candid conversation about how they manage to parent, run a business together, and still have time for romance!
If your relationship could use a little TLC, you're going to love today's episode. Be sure to listen to the end for a special discount code off Little West juices exclusively for The Mom Feed listeners.
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Everything You Need to Know About Home Births, Unmedicated Births & More with Midwife Hayley Oakes
Giving birth doesn't seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon. And it's safe to say there are a lot of opinions about how it should be done.
If you've ever considered either a home birth or unmedicated birth, today's episode is going to give you answers. My guest today is licensed midwife and certified professional midwife, Hayley Oakes, and she has been attending births in home, birth center, and hospital settings for just over a decade. Today Hayley shares statistics around home births that may surprise you, and she is passionate about normalizing home births if that is something a woman would like to explore.
Hayley also touches on the importance of a woman's environment during pregnancy, because that can impact the child's psycho and social development. We also discuss the importance of honoring the postpartum period, and how failing to do so can lead to higher chances of developing postpartum mood disorders.
Demystifying Infant & Toddler Sleep with Chrissy Lawler of The Peaceful Sleeper
Wouldn't it be nice if we could just wave a magic wand and have our babies sleep through the night? Many sleep training techniques purport to do such a thing (sort of), but in reality, not all sleep training is created equal. And that's because not all babies are created equal!
But just because your baby or toddler or even older child doesn't respond to traditional sleep training tactics doesn't mean there is no hope. It just means you need to tailor your approach. Today's guest, Chrissy Lawler, has made it her life's mission to help families get more sleep by doing just that: tailoring the approach to match the unique needs of the child.
Chrissy is a Marriage and Family Therapist who founded The Peaceful Sleeper after realizing that the biggest proportion of her clients who were thriving were the ones who were well-rested. A mother of 4 herself and a past insomnia sufferer, Chrissy is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to getting babies and kids of all ages (even us adults!) get good sleep. It's no wonder she's been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and Better Homes & Gardens, to name a few.
If you've got trouble sleeping - or if you've got children who do, this episode is going to be life changing.
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Bringing up Toddlers: Tantrums, Whining & Early Childhood Development with Parenting Coach Danielle Bettmann
Did you know that 90% of a child's lifelong neuron connections are formed in the first 6 years of their lives? That effectively means that they are basically downloading their software through the inputs around them from their primary caregivers and peers. And that's important because that software will run on autopilot for the rest of their life. Think about your own belief systems and where they came from. Many of the things you believe aren't actually your unique beliefs. They were imprinted upon you by your primary caregivers - unless you worked really hard to undo them in your adult life.
Today on the show, I'm joined by early childhood education expert and positive discipline certified parenting educator, Danielle Bettmann, to talk about how to parent in order to build healthy relationships with our children such that we build positive neural connections. We talk about whining and tantrums and how to deal with them, bribes and threats and why they don't work, the inner workings of positive discipline and how to use the techniques in practice, emotional regulation for both parent and child, and more.
Danielle's focus is on children up to age 6, but parents of children of any age will benefit from the strategies being shared here today.
You can find Danielle at
and on Instagram @Parent_Wholeheartedly
A must for new moms
This podcast has been a source of comfort, support, and education for me as a new mom. The guests are incredible and Lauren is so authentic and generous in sharing her experiences. You’ll feel like you have a wise best friend giving advice and making you feel less alone. A must for all moms but especially new ones!
It’s all a journey!
I absolutely love this podcast. I have two girls, a 4 year old and a 2 year old and the episodes are always something I can relate to. I’ve learned SO many helpful tools for my mom tool belt thanks to Lauren’s relatable yet educational podcast. I love following the mom feed podcast on IG also. Thank you, Lauren for all the work you do to create and share this podcast. It has helped me in so many ways every single day because I can use the tools shared through your podcast during my daily journey of being a mommy.
Motherhood is learning daily...
Love this podcast! Thank you Lauren for bringing this learning and growing process to all of us madres and future madres! I can’t stop telling everyone about your podcast! I’m slowly learning to love my body again through the knowledge bombs you and your guest and throwing out there! It is a process to adjust to these different changes of our bodies! Thank you for this!