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!
How to Simplify Dinnertime with Kelsey Nixon
Kelsey started her career on the Food Network and went on to host her own show called Kelsey’s Essentials. As a busy mom raising kids, she realized the pressure that all parents have to get dinner on the table and wanted to provide a solution. Kelsey simplified meal-planning with her 5-ingredient dinners and Recipe Club subscription. On this episode, Kelsey answers questions from the MomForce community about everything from how to rein in all-day snacking with kids to eating dinner in the car! Along with her career as a chef and author, Kelsey has bravely shared her journey of becoming a mother. She opens up about infant loss and the path she took to grow her family. Kelsey tells Vanessa how she found strength during some of her darkest times. Listen in to be inspired!
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How to Make Healthy Habits That Will Last with Erika Peterson of Clean Simple Eats
I love a fresh start and January is a natural time to do just that. But so many of us can get overwhelmed by the all-or-nothing mentality of resolutions, especially when it comes to diet and physical fitness. Why do we do that to ourselves? This is why I wanted to chat with my friend Erika Peterson of Clean Simple Eats, she knows that when it comes to our bodies it is all about the long game! For more than a decade, and through lots of grit and hard work, she has built a health and fitness empire. In this episode, Erika shares what that's been like – including her experience with healing her postpartum depression. She also shares what healthy eating actually looks like at her house with her 4 kids. Blend up a protein shake and listen in to Erika's expert advice!
Here is the Chattymonial video we mention in the episode
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How Motherhood Changed Lea Michele’s Life
We first released this conversation with actress and singer Lea Michele in November 2021. At the time, she was a new mom and bravely shared her pregnancy and postpartum experience, including her struggles with PCOS and infertility. Since the release of this episode, Lea’s baby boy is now a toddler and she has taken on one of the biggest roles of her career - Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway! The critics love her and fans can’t help but give a standing ovation to the entire cast after every performance. Listen to this episode to hear Lea share her real and honest experiences with motherhood and a high-stakes career.
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Ways to Practice Peace with Artist, Poet, and Musician Morgan Harper Nichols
Artist Morgan Harper Nichols has inspired millions of people with her poetry, music, artwork, and affirmations. In this conversation, Morgan shares what it was like to find out that she is on the autism spectrum at the age of 31. In addition to that, Vanessa shares her experience getting an ADHD diagnosis last year. They both share their journeys of self-discovery since those diagnoses. Listen to this episode to hear why Morgan chose to write a book about finding peace and her practical tips for everyday life.
Morgan shares daily affirmations and encouragement on Instagram @thestorytellerco and @morganharpernichols
Peace is a Practice
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Enter the Chat: Doing the Holidays Your Way with Vanessa Quigley and Her Sisters
The sisters are back! Chatbooks co-founder Vanessa Quigley is joined by her 4 sisters for a special holiday episode. They dig into dozens of questions from our MomForce community about the holidays and how to navigate tricky family situations. They cover everything from healthy boundaries, relationships with inlaws, and how to make kids feel special. Listen in to be inspired to choose your own way this year!
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Listen to more episodes with the sisters: Mini Holiday ep and the Gifting ep
Brooke Romney’s Modern Manners For Teens
Raising Confident Kids with Artist and Designer Joy Cho of Oh Joy!
Joy Cho is the founder of the Oh Joy! design studio and lifestyle brand. She launched the studio in 2005 and has since designed hundreds of products and collections with brands like Target and Keds. Joy recently wrote a book about kids and confidence. The book details her struggle to fit in and find confidence as a kid. Joy chats with Vanessa about the book and why she wrote it for parents and kids to read together. Listen in on their candid conversation about feeling guilt in motherhood, finding adult friendships, and being an entrepreneur.
Joy has two daughters and lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a second-degree black belt, an avid tennis player, and a fashion icon. Joy also happens to be the most followed person on Pinterest! We know her advice and wisdom on confidence will inspire you.
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Confidence in Kids
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!
A Must-Listen Podcast for ANY
Vanessa and her guests bring so much wisdom in every episode. I always feel encouraged and empowered with actionable steps and tools and I recommend this show to literally everyone I know! Thank you!!!!!
Vanessa, host of The Momforce Podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, life and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!