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They say that when a baby is born, so is a mother. But while you are there to help your baby grow into the person he or she is meant to be, who is there to help you? Many women feel lost and alone when they become mothers, wondering “who AM I now?” Sometimes it feels like transformation from woman to mother is as radical as a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. Did you know that inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar literally turns into goop before it rearranges itself into a butterfly? This podcast is about the goop, what soul transformation looks like as you transition from being a woman to a mom. Your baby’s growth matters. But yours does too. You’re not alone. I’m your host, Brittany Meng. Welcome to the Motherhood Metamorphosis.

The Motherhood Metamorphosis Brittany Meng

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

They say that when a baby is born, so is a mother. But while you are there to help your baby grow into the person he or she is meant to be, who is there to help you? Many women feel lost and alone when they become mothers, wondering “who AM I now?” Sometimes it feels like transformation from woman to mother is as radical as a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. Did you know that inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar literally turns into goop before it rearranges itself into a butterfly? This podcast is about the goop, what soul transformation looks like as you transition from being a woman to a mom. Your baby’s growth matters. But yours does too. You’re not alone. I’m your host, Brittany Meng. Welcome to the Motherhood Metamorphosis.

    Dr. Mina: Accepting and nurturing our evolving beauty

    Dr. Mina: Accepting and nurturing our evolving beauty

    Dr. Mina and I dive into a conversation about skincare, aging, and our evolving beauty. She shares stories and struggles she's had in both a dermatologist and a mom of two and the ways she has come to accept herself.

    We talk about inner narratives and insecurities we have about motherhood, aging and beauty, social pressures, social media narratives, simplifying our skin care routines, and so much more!

    This episode is encouraging, refreshing,  as well as candid and practical.

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    BIO: Dr. Mary Alice Mina is a Harvard-trained double-board certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and leading expert on skin health and skincare. She is the host of THE SKIN REAL, a podcast for people looking for real skin care guidance, by true skin experts where she emphasizes a holistic and preventative approach to skin health and aesthetics. She is co-owner of Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia where she treats patients with advanced surgical and cosmetic procedures to restore and maintain healthy skin. She is recognized for her artistic eye and surgical skills while helping people feel good in their skin!
     
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    • 41 min
    Kaitlyn Willing: Taking Baby Steps to help Student Moms thrive

    Kaitlyn Willing: Taking Baby Steps to help Student Moms thrive

    Kaitlyn and I both share stories about how we got pregnant while we were university students. Kaitlyn faced her pregnancy without the support of her partner, parents, or university. After having her baby and graduating from Auburn University, she helped co-found Baby Steps, an organization committed to helping student moms through pregnancy and parenting until they graduate from college.

    We discuss the ways women need to support women, demographics that are often overlooked, and the ways we can help young mothers thrive in unexpected circumstances.

    This is an empowering and inspiring episode--don't miss it!

    Find out more about Baby Steps here!

    BIO: Kaitlyn Willing graduated from Auburn University as a Student-Mom, passionate about changing the culture around unplanned pregnancies. She is currently the Director of National Operations for a nonprofit she helped build, called Baby Steps and is the host of their Podcast "Unplanned & Untold". Although Auburn will always be considered home, Kaitlyn and her husband currently live in Phoenix, Arizona with their 5 beautiful children.
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    • 39 min
    Alisha Meador: Divorce, Co-parenting, and holding onto joy

    Alisha Meador: Divorce, Co-parenting, and holding onto joy

    Alisha and I explore her narrative about separation, divorce, and co-parenting her two boys. She relates the hard and challenges things she’s experiences and also shares how she’s growing, changing and finding new ways of being herself in an unexpected story.

    This episode will encourage anyone who has gone through a big life transition and is now seeking new ways of being themselves and finding joy. 
     Follow Alisha’s writing on Substack here: alishameador.substack.com


    BIO: Alisha Meador is a divorced, single mom of 2 boys living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. She’s passionate about community, friendships and authenticity. When she’s not working her job in local government, you can find her either somewhere outdoors, playing darts, hanging with friends at a local restaurant, watching British television or planning her next adventure - preferably one that involves England. Or attempting to navigate the world of online dating (someone please help!)


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    • 34 min
    Brittany Meng: Becoming a Cycle-Breaker (Full Episode)

    Brittany Meng: Becoming a Cycle-Breaker (Full Episode)

    BONUS EPISODE!

    In this solo episode, I talk about what being a cycle breaker means to me. Sometimes we break cycles from our own childhoods, or generational cycles of dysfunction. Sometime we break cycles that we have created in our own families too that are not working for us anymore or are causing harm. 

    For me, cycle breaking is about our inner work not just providing a different path for our children. I want to break cycles of fear, shame, deprivation, dysfunction, and trauma. I want to provide paths of healing, wholeness, delight, health, and love. 

    So how do we start? In this episode, I share 3 truths I've realized and 4 steps I've taken, along with specific stories, to help change the narrative for my kids and break toxic cycles. 

    It’s not too late to say, “I’ve been doing things one way and I want to do things another way.” 
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    • 29 min
    Lauren Rogers: Mindful Menstruation for Modern Moms

    Lauren Rogers: Mindful Menstruation for Modern Moms

    Lauren and I dive deep into all things menstruation! We challenge common narratives, attitudes and misconceptions, and provide alternative beliefs, attitudes and practices to help us embrace our periods, womb wisdom, and natural energy cycles as women.

    We focus on both the physical challenges of menstruation as well as the emotional challenges women can face, and how we can learn to speak more kindly to ourselves and practice holistic self-care.

    We also give practical examples about conversations we can have with our partners and children and how we can change the narratives concerning shame, secrecy, and dismissive attitudes about our periods so we can show up more honestly and authentically in our own bodies and lives.

    This episode is LIFE-CHANGING. Listen for yourself and then share it with your sister, BFFs, and tween and teen daughters.

    Download the Mindful Menstruation Worksheet here
    Use the discount code "MMP" to get this amazing resource for FREE!

    ABOUT LAUREN: Lauren Elise Rogers is a Certified Holistic Sexuality Educator and the owner of SEX ED FOR YOU where she provides comprehensive sexuality education. After a decade in maternal health, Lauren returned to school to obtain a certification in Holistic Sex Education with the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, whose program is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Unlearning and expanding thought patterns can be challenging and vulnerable. By combining her decade of program development with her passion for transformative education, Lauren now specializes in creating containers that allow students to sit safely in discomfort while developing the tools necessary to support pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.

    Find Lauren on IG here


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    • 51 min
    Tami Jacob: Pursuing Law School after 10 years of motherhood

    Tami Jacob: Pursuing Law School after 10 years of motherhood

    Tami Jacob graduated from Lynchburg College and takes great pride in being a first-generation college graduate in her family.  She then went on to receive her Masters in Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University.  Following a decade raising her 3 daughters, Tami went to law school with a desire to serve. When Tami isn't working tirelessly for the betterment of children and families, you can often find her running alongside her loyal Australian Shepherd, sharing a good book with friends, or engaging in some friendly competition on the tennis court with her husband of 23 years.

    Tami narrates her story about her dreams of law school as a young woman in her 20s to motherhood, marriage and lifelong goals that keep pushing you to act. After 10 years of mothering 3 girls, she and her husband finally took the plunge into her pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer. 

    Tami recounts her struggles, how she got stronger through the difficulties, her family's support, and how she found her passion in her current law career. 

    This is a story that will encourage and inspire you to keep going in pursuing YOUR dreams! 
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

H&HNina ,

Alisha Meador : Divorce, co parenting

I really enjoyed listening to this episode. My daughter has recently gone through a divorce and she has some of the same struggles, concerns with co-parenting but also very different experiences because it is also high-conflict. So she is learning how to navigate that daily. Alisha articulates very well her feelings and what her new life looks like. Divorce and co-parenting is not for the faint of heart and blessings for all those that navigate this.

cydodge ,

Motherhood unfiltered

I loved chatting with Brittany about the Mental load of motherhood, and why more mothers are drinking than ever. in our episode, I talked about my story and how I quit drinking, and how to manage the mental load while still being present and accessible to my children. A great podcast for moms 💗

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One of my favorite podcasts!

Brittany’s topics tackle all the things a mother could ever encounter and she does so with grace and kindness and love and acceptance. No matter what you are experiencing in your motherhood journey, you will feel seen here!

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