196 episodes

Welcome to The Motherhood Village podcast!

The host Nicole Cumberbatch is a Mother, Corporate Career VP turned Mompreneur, Published Author, and Speaker.

After Nicole's son was born in 2017, she struggled with her career identity, postpartum anxiety, and balancing life with a newborn. She felt there was a need to have open and honest conversations about motherhood and the challenges mother’s face; so, she created her podcast, in 2019, and it's been a labor of love, for Nicole, to bring these powerful conversations to the podcast world!

The mission of The Motherhood Village podcast is to educate and empower mothers with informative and impactful conversations. Nicole believes that it takes a village to raise a child, but most importantly it takes a village to uplift a mother.

Consider this podcast as part of your motherhood village. All mothers know what's best for their families, but there is something special about hearing stories you can relate to and connecting with people that you can learn from.

Nicole wants to hear from her listeners so please send any questions or comments to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com. And you may learn more about The Motherhood Village at www.themotherhoodvillage.com.

The Motherhood Village Podcast Nicole Cumberbatch

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

Welcome to The Motherhood Village podcast!

The host Nicole Cumberbatch is a Mother, Corporate Career VP turned Mompreneur, Published Author, and Speaker.

After Nicole's son was born in 2017, she struggled with her career identity, postpartum anxiety, and balancing life with a newborn. She felt there was a need to have open and honest conversations about motherhood and the challenges mother’s face; so, she created her podcast, in 2019, and it's been a labor of love, for Nicole, to bring these powerful conversations to the podcast world!

The mission of The Motherhood Village podcast is to educate and empower mothers with informative and impactful conversations. Nicole believes that it takes a village to raise a child, but most importantly it takes a village to uplift a mother.

Consider this podcast as part of your motherhood village. All mothers know what's best for their families, but there is something special about hearing stories you can relate to and connecting with people that you can learn from.

Nicole wants to hear from her listeners so please send any questions or comments to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com. And you may learn more about The Motherhood Village at www.themotherhoodvillage.com.

    196: Inspiring Women to Pursue Their Dreams: A Conversation with Trademark Attorney Elizabeth Milian

    196: Inspiring Women to Pursue Their Dreams: A Conversation with Trademark Attorney Elizabeth Milian

    Thank you to Eaton Financial Group for supporting our mission and podcast! Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as an official member
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, we are joined by special guest Elizabeth Milian, a first-generation professional and passionate trademark attorney. 
    Elizabeth, also an entrepreneur and devoted mother, shares her journey of balancing her career in law and parenting, her appreciation for art and business, and her efforts in shaping a better world for her children. She delves into the importance of trademarks, particularly for women in business, offering a captivating example of Taylor Swift’s strategic trademarks. Elizabeth also talks about her advocacy work with The Lucy Project, a nonprofit aiding children with learning difficulties, driven by her personal experience with her son’s dyslexia. The episode is packed with practical advice on achieving a balanced life, the significance of intellectual property protection, and the power of community and support among women.

    We talk about:
    0:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:36 Elizabeth's Favorite Book: The Selling Staircase 04:10 Navigating Multiple Roles: Strategies for Balance - its not what you think!  05:34 Morning Routine Changes for Better Balance 06:35 The Importance of Grace and Adaptation 08:37 Discussing the Lucy Project 09:44 The Impact of Literacy and Dyslexia 13:36 Introduction to Trademark Law 15:51 The Power of Trademarks for Women in Business 24:07 Elizabeth's Personal Experiences and Advocacy 26:04 Empowering the Next Generation 28:22 Final Thoughts and How to Connect with Elizabeth Resources
    The Selling Staircase by Nikki Rausch
    Connect with Elizabeth
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyclaims LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethmilian/ https://www.elizabethmilianlaw.com/ Connect with Nicole 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA   

    • 30 min
    195: Tackling Mommy Burnout and Raising Resilient Kids with Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

    195: Tackling Mommy Burnout and Raising Resilient Kids with Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

    Thank you to Eaton Financial Group for supporting our mission and podcast! Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as an official member
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, we are joined by special guest Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of 'Mommy Burnout.' 
    Dr. Ziegler discusses her book, TEDx talk on maternal connection, and the prevalence of mommy burnout. She emphasizes the importance of social connection for combating burnout and shares personal experiences that highlight the isolation and challenges of motherhood. Dr. Ziegler introduces her upcoming book, 'The Crucial Years,' focused on children ages 6-12, highlighting essential strategies for bolstering mental health and readiness for teenage years. Our discussion offers practical advice for parents to foster resilience, address chronic stress, and build a supportive community.

    We talk about:
    0:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:15 Book Recommendations 03:21 Mental Health Awareness and Parent Connection 04:24 Understanding Mommy Burnout 07:08 Impact of Burnout on our Children 12:25 The Importance of Social Connection 24:37 Navigating Modern Parenting Challenges 24:47 Learning from Past Generations 26:47 The Impact of Social Media on Parenting 29:54 Building Community and Support Networks 32:23 Mother-Daughter Puberty Classes 35:14 Writing and Publishing a Parenting Book 41:05 Final Thoughts and Takeaways Resources
    The Truth About Beauty by Kat James Good Inside by Dr. Becky Connect with Dr. Sheryl 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mommyburnout/ X: https://twitter.com/drsherylziegler YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drsherylziegler/featured Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/drsherylziegler/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.sherylziegler LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsherylziegler/ https://drsherylziegler.com/ Connect with Nicole 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA   

    • 48 min
    194: Strengthening Families through Education Advocacy with Ivy Price-Ware

    194: Strengthening Families through Education Advocacy with Ivy Price-Ware

    Thank you to Eaton Financial Group for supporting our mission and podcast! Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as an official member
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, we are joined by special guest Ivy Price-Ware, a seasoned educator dedicated to transforming lives through education, empowerment, and inspiration. 
    Ivy shares her remarkable journey from being a former foster child and teenage mother to becoming an influential figure in education. She discusses how her personal experiences shaped her approach to education and empowerment, particularly for families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ivy emphasizes the importance of communication between parents and schools, advocating for children, and the crucial role of supportive communities and organizations. The conversation also touches on Ivy's book, 'Only Heaven Knows My Heart,' which details her struggles and triumphs, aiming to inspire others to overcome their challenges and advocate for themselves and their children.

    We talk about:
    0:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:08 Book Recommendation 02:54 Addressing Trauma and Empowerment in Education 05:09 Ivy's Personal Triumphs: Overcoming Adversity 07:06 The Importance of Communication with Schools 09:33 The Role of an Advocate in Education 10:43 Misconceptions About Educational Advocacy 20:31 Ivy's Book: A Beacon of Hope 26:58 How to Reach Ivy and obtain her services 27:55 Advocacy Across States: Ivy's Nationwide Impact 28:29 Final Thoughts: The Power of Parental Advocacy Resources
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
    Connect with Ivy 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamivysdream/
    Connect with Nicole 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA

    • 30 min
    193: Mindful Motherhood with Educator & Author, Autumn McKay

    193: Mindful Motherhood with Educator & Author, Autumn McKay

    Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as a member!
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, we are joined by Autumn McKay, an early childhood educator, author, and mother, who shares insights into combating motherhood burnout through mindfulness and gratitude practices. 
    Autumn discusses the impact of certain books on her parenting, her transition from a classroom educator to homeschooling, and the delicate balance of respect and love in mother-son relationships. She also touches upon gender roles, resilience, and the importance of allowing children to solve problems independently. Additionally, Autumn provides practical tips for mothers on balancing nurturing a family and pursuing personal passions, emphasizing routines, delegation, and self-compassion.
    She also explains the inspiration behind her Full Life Gratitude Journal for Moms and activity books aimed at intentional parenting and the early introduction of gratitude in children's lives. The podcast wraps up with tips on how parents can instill resilience in their kids and Autumn extends an invitation for listeners to explore her resources available online.

    We talk about:
    0:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:05 Book Recommendation 01:54 Navigating Motherhood and the Mother-Son Relationship 02:47 Understanding Boys: Love, Respect, and Nurturing 10:02 Balancing Motherhood and Career: Strategies for Success 13:34 Building Resilience and Gratitude in Families 17:41 The Inspiration Behind the Full Life Gratitude Journal 21:04 The Power of Gratitude and Setting Goals 23:54 How to Access Autumn McKay's Resources 24:37 Parting Words of Wisdom: Giving Yourself Grace 25:13 Closing Remarks and Gratitude Resources
    Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James  The Anxious Generation - Jonathan Haidt Connect with Autumn 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bestmomideas/ Books and Education: https://www.bestmomideas.com/Home?category=Educational https://www.bestmomideas.com/ http://www.bestmomideas.com/podcast-free-mom-saver-bundle  Connect with Nicole 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA 

    • 26 min
    192: Guiding Parents: Navigating Pediatric Care and Mental Health with Dr. Elizabeth Vainder Dr. Elizabeth Vainder

    192: Guiding Parents: Navigating Pediatric Care and Mental Health with Dr. Elizabeth Vainder Dr. Elizabeth Vainder

    Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as a member!
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, I speak with special guest Dr. Elizabeth Vainder, a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience in South Florida. 
    Dr. Vainder discusses her background, growing up in a Cuban family in Miami and working in public health before joining Pediatric Associates, where she provided care for a diverse range of children. She also talks about becoming a certified health coach. The conversation then shifts to the importance of selecting the right pediatric care for families, highlighting the need for continuity of care and the impact of technology on children's mental health.
    Dr. V stresses the importance of mental health awareness from a young age and the role of parents in supporting their children. She advocates for the personalization of pediatric care and encourages parents to trust their instincts when choosing a pediatrician. The episode also covers the challenges and changes in pediatric healthcare impacted by the pandemic, Dr. Vainder's transition to a concierge practice model, and her efforts to provide educational resources through her website and social media.

    We talk about:
    0:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:15 Book Recommendation 05:05 Pediatrics and Passion: Why Dr. Vainder Chose Her Path 07:35 Transitioning to Concierge Pediatrics: A New Approach to Care 12:18 The Importance of Continuity of Care in Pediatrics 18:15 Addressing Mental Health: Early Intervention and Awareness 21:17 The Role of Social Emotional Development in Child Health 22:50 Addressing Social and Emotional Development 22:58 Empowering Parents with Tools for Early Intervention 25:58 The Impact of Technology on Childhood Development 32:15 Choosing the Right Pediatric Care and School 38:17 The Value of Personalized Care and Advice Resources
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    Connect with Dr. Vainder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drvcares_pediatrics https://linktr.ee/dr.elizabethvainder

    Connect with Nicole  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA 

    • 41 min
    191: Dispelling Myths and Educating Parents with Mama Coach Ashli Daley, RN

    191: Dispelling Myths and Educating Parents with Mama Coach Ashli Daley, RN

    Eaton Financial Group's motto is to live well, work hard and give generously. The firm specializes in helping women who handle household financial planning by acting in a fiduciary capacity – meaning your best interests are their first priority. For a relaxed and no-obligation cup of coffee and transparent information about creating a financial portfolio – live or virtually – visit eatonfinancialgroup.com to set an appointment. Tell them The Motherhood Village sent you. 
    Learn more about joining The Motherhood Village community as a member!
    Brief summary of show:
    In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, I speak with special guest Ashli Daley, a renowned mama coach and registered nurse with NICU experience, on the challenges of parenthood, especially around sleep and feeding. 
    Ashli, who specializes in judgment-free infant feeding support and holistic baby and toddler sleep coaching, offers personalized guidance to parents, aiming to help them navigate these challenges with confidence and grace. She emphasizes the importance of flexibility and understanding that difficulties in baby sleep are normal and not indicative of parental failure. 
    She also highlights common misconceptions around baby sleep and stresses the significance of setting realistic expectations based on a baby’s unique needs. Additionally, she briefly touches on the impact of podcasts like Mel Robbins and the Mindset Mentor on her personal growth and coaching approach. The conversation pivots to practical tips for establishing effective sleep routines, addressing feeding issues, and the importance of parental instinct in decision-making. Ashley’s approach is deeply rooted in feeding optimization, sleep science, and nurturing parent-child connections without succumbing to societal pressures or unfounded standards.

    We talk about:
    00:00 Introduction and Guest Background 01:01 Podcast recommendation 07:34 Why she chose to focus on sleep training + bottle feeding 13:50 Misconceptions + myths about baby's sleep and "sleep training" 21:16 Tips on how to address those that have a difference of opinion on how your baby sleeps 22:49 Her holistic way of coaching vs. traditional baby sleep methods 28:22 The importance of having a sleep routine + how to eliminate unrealistic expectations 34:11 Final thoughts to the podcast community Resources
    Mel Robbins Podcast: https://www.melrobbins.com/podcast Mindset Mentor Podcast: https://robdial.com/podcast/

    Connect with Ashli
    Facebook: ​​https://www.instagram.com/ashlithemamacoach/ https://ashli-daley.themamacoach.com/

    Connect with Nicole 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Motherhood.Village1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/ https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzy4b2WHCxvP1k8lL0dvIA   

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

2c3justin ,

Excellent resource for moms!

The Motherhood Village podcast provides valuable content for moms in all stages of motherhood. Topics are relatable, informative and cover a variety of topics. Nicole is warm and welcoming and brings together a wide array of speakers to the podcast. Highly recommend for all moms! You won’t be disappointed!

Ashli the Mama Coach ,

Deep, valuable conversations that EVERYONE needs to hear!

I am not in the season of motherhood yet, but this podcast dives into deep, valuable conversations that everyone can benefit from! Nicole is an amazing host and dives in with her guests into the challenging but necessary topics surrounding motherhood!

Sallysmarie ,

Best Podcast

I love this podcast. It’s educational, I learn something with each episode. Can’t wait for future podcast to come out.

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