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Welcome to The Mom Force Podcast! We know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, and we’ve got you covered! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and co-founder of the Internet’s favorite photo book company Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom as she chats with parenting experts to answer some of our toughest parenting questions. And check out our Facebook group — the #momforce by Chatbooks — to see the power of women supporting women. That’s the MomForce!

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks Vanessa Quigley

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 174 Ratings

Welcome to The Mom Force Podcast! We know that parenting is the hardest job in the world, and we’ve got you covered! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and co-founder of the Internet’s favorite photo book company Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom as she chats with parenting experts to answer some of our toughest parenting questions. And check out our Facebook group — the #momforce by Chatbooks — to see the power of women supporting women. That’s the MomForce!

    Building Resilient Kids: Insights from Dr. Tina Bryson

    Building Resilient Kids: Insights from Dr. Tina Bryson

    In this episode of The MomForce Podcast titled "The Power of Showing Up," Vanessa Quigley chats with Dr. Tina Bryson, an expert in parenting and child development. They explore the essential role of the "4 S's" – Safe, Seen, Soothed, and Secure – in fostering secure attachments and emotional resilience in children. Dr. Bryson highlights that showing up consistently and empathetically is crucial for a child's development and well-being.
    This episode is packed with practical parenting tips and insights into creating strong family bonds, making it a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their parenting skills.
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    • 36 min
    Resilient Kids: Navigating the Good and Bad Kinds of Stress with Dr. Lisa Damour

    Resilient Kids: Navigating the Good and Bad Kinds of Stress with Dr. Lisa Damour

    Dr. Lisa Damour has been a huge resource to me on my parenting journey. She the mother of 2, the host of one of the top parenting podcasts Ask Lisa, and a New York Times bestselling author three-times over–In fact she wrote 2 of my all time favorite parenting books Untangled and Under pressure and I've heard amazing things about her latest book The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. I was so honored to have her as a guest on the Momforce Podcast years ago to talk about the deteriorating mental health of kids and teens these days.
    In this encore episode you will see that Lisa is a welcome voice of reason committed to  “Untangling Family Life” as she calls it. I love how she's able to explain calmly and rationally how we can best help our kids. In this conversation we talk a lot about stress and I love her nuanced approach–so often we assume it's bad and try to avoid it at all costs. But really, the stresses of life, are not only inevitable but can also be beneficial in certain contexts. especially for adolescents, as it's what helps them learn to navigate challenges and build resilience. I know you will love learning from Lisa and gleaning from her wisdom for your own family.
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    • 33 min
    Conquering Addictions, Big and Small with Moira Kucaba

    Conquering Addictions, Big and Small with Moira Kucaba

    Addiction can be a heavy topic which is why I am so glad we have Moira Kucaba at the helm of the conversation! She bravely shares her story and shows that there is always a path forward – and it is usually not a straight line. 
    As a high achieving student and athlete Moira fell into alcohol and substance abuse during her high school years. Soon she found herself completely taken over by her addictions. By age 21, she confronted her addictions head-on, transitioning from alcohol and drugs to battling an eating disorder for a decade. Through her recovery process, Moira credits her faith and supportive community for helping her gradually reclaim her life. 
    Now, as a thriving entrepreneur, devoted mother of two, and esteemed career coach, Moira's resilience shines through. Join us as she shares invaluable insights and tools for confronting life's challenges. She shares what has helped keep her sober for more than 20 years
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    • 27 min
    Empowering Motherhood: Celebrating Women of The MomForce Podcast and All of Their Life Experiences

    Empowering Motherhood: Celebrating Women of The MomForce Podcast and All of Their Life Experiences

    As we head into Mother’s Day this year I want to share some wise words from some of the women who have joined me over the years on The MomForce Podcast. Through 5 seasons we've talked about everything from infertility, to adjusting to life with a newborn, to how to get your teenagers to talk to you. I hope you can take this super-cut episode as my little Mother’s Day gift to you!  
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    2:00 Sharon McMahon
    5:40 Myriam Sandler
    8:03 Jennifer Borget
    11:25 Ralphie Jacobs 
    15:22 Myriam Sandler
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    • 17 min
    From Farm Life to First Family: Abby Cox's Journey as Utah's First Lady

    From Farm Life to First Family: Abby Cox's Journey as Utah's First Lady

    Join Abby Cox as she shares her inspiring journey from small-town farm life to residing in the governor's mansion in Salt Lake City. Growing up in the small town of Fairview, Utah she never imagined herself living a life in politics. Since becoming First Lady, Abby created the “Show Up” initiative, which invites everyone to show up in their community through service opportunities. 
    This year she has refocused her efforts on the larger nationwide initiative of “Disagree Better”. Meant to help ease the political discourse that has gotten so impassioned over the years. 
    During the conversation, Abby shares how she has personally learned how to “Disagree Better”. She explains what she does when she disagrees with her husband or kids on political issues, how we can better understand each other, and why it is important to never stop doing the work. 
     

    • 52 min
    Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy's Difficult Journey to Motherhood Amidst Life in the Spotlight on Dancing with the Stars (Encore)

    Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy's Difficult Journey to Motherhood Amidst Life in the Spotlight on Dancing with the Stars (Encore)

    Known for her incredible talent on the dance floor, Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy has helped so many women who struggle with infertility feel seen and known as she has shared her journey to becoming a mother. We originally aired this episode last year and had an incredible response from our community so I wanted to share it again. Jenna’s adorable baby boy Rome is now 1 and has accompanied her on tour with the Dancing with the Stars team. 
    Jenna is a bright light in the dance community and you're going to love learning more from her including what it was like meeting her husband on Dancing with the Stars and how they ultimately fell in love and started their family. 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

LexiP24 ,

One of my Favorites

Vanessa does such an amazing job with this podcast. It’s so uplifting and positive.

Angela128663/:; ,

All around great podcast

This is a podcast I look forward to and Vanessa is a wonderful host. I have enjoyed the guests and the content and have found many, many new products and much inspiration over the years.

SuedeShoes ,

Love the variety of topics and guests

Vanessa is really good at creating conversations and asking interesting questions of the guests on her show. You’ll learn new perspectives every time you listen!

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