107 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
    • 4.9 • 39 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.

    Back to Work After Baby - The Mindful Return with Lori Mihalich

    Back to Work After Baby - The Mindful Return with Lori Mihalich

    Wondering how to survive as a working parent?
    Mindful Return is a movement that helps new moms and dads navigate the uncertain terrain of working parenthood.
    And my guest, Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, believes in empowering working parents. She is the founder and CEO of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast. She is mama to two wonderful red-headed boys (ages 9 and 11) and is a health care lawyer in private practice.
    Her thought leadership has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Washington Post, New York Times Parenting, Thrive Global, and The Huffington Post.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Lori's mission & inspiration in creating The Mindful Return How individual parents can navigate a more calm and successful parental leave. How employers can support new parents through the parental leave transition. The ways Lori believes parenthood grows your leadership skills. Questions to Ask Yourself Before, During, and After Parental Leave Connect with Lori on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Download her FREE guide: 99 Questions to Ask Yourself Before, During, and After Parental Leave
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time  by Brigid Schulte Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons by Lisa Damour Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology  by Lucy Jo Palladino  Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
    Loved this episode? Leave a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-motherhood-village-podcast/id1487274178 

    • 38 min
    Why We Need to Learn and Understand History with Educator Barbara Ann Mojica

    Why We Need to Learn and Understand History with Educator Barbara Ann Mojica

    Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, she makes learning history a fun-filled adventure. Barbara firmly believes, "If you don't know your history, you don't know what you're talking about."
    She provides tools to inspire, entertain and educate youth. History is the key to solving today’s problems. Tired of being bombarded by social media noise? Accept the challenge. Be a truth-teller. 
    In this episode, you will learn:
    Strategies to strengthen your children's education. Ways you can help your children become critical thinkers.  How social media changed the way we think and learn. The importance of understanding the difference between fact and opinions and ways we can teach our children to recognize each one.  Why our cultural heritage is important and how you can help your children to understand and appreciate it.  Connect with Barbara Ann on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    The Clan of The Cave Bear/ The Valley of The Horses /The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Matthew Henson - African American Explorer Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
    Loved this episode? Leave a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-motherhood-village-podcast/id1487274178 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hard Work, Grit, and pursuing the American Dream with Melisa Wicker

    Hard Work, Grit, and pursuing the American Dream with Melisa Wicker

    Melisa Porobic-Wicker is a mom of 2, ages 21 and 9, and was born in Ex- Yugoslavia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She came to the US in 1999 as a refugee of war. Even though she holds a degree in psychology, over the years she has worked in retail and property management. 
    She enjoys reading, yoga and relaxing with her family. She is an animal lover who has 4 rescues- 2 dogs and 2 cats. 
    Melisa values respect, hard work, and treating people well, which she tries to instill in her children. Motherhood has made her more patient and outspoken, and she had an incredible village of women who supported her throughout her motherhood journey. 
    In this episode we discuss: 
    How she adapted to a new country and culture as a refugee of war.  Lessons she learned through adversity. Overcoming postpartum depression and the lack of resources available to her. The difficulties of balancing her career and family as a first time mother.  Creating a much needed village that supported and uplifted her. Resources discussed in this episode:
    My Life in Full by Indra Nooyi Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/  Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/
    Loved this episode? Leave a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-motherhood-village-podcast/id1487274178

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Power of a Mother's Village with Anxiety Support Coach Joy Acaso

    The Power of a Mother's Village with Anxiety Support Coach Joy Acaso

    Joy Acaso is a wife, mother of two, anxiety support coach and licensed psychotherapist. She helps her clients navigate stress, anxiety, and trauma. 
    She is constantly learning and unlearning for the purpose of cultivating the true essence of happiness. Joy values the integrity and uniqueness of every family and individual she meets, and she has made it her mission to spread awareness in utilizing therapy and coaching as a means of helping people make their mental health their priority.
    Joy is an Amazon best,-selling author, coach, and teacher, and has been featured in numerous articles and podcasts for her unique approach in combining brain health, neuroscience and trauma-healing.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    What Joy has learned about the brain and anxiety. How families can make mental health a priority with practical steps. Strategies parents can use to help their children manage anxiety and build self-confidence. The importance of parents taking care of their own mental health. How we can heal from trauma. How therapy has evolved over the years.  Connect with Joy on Instagram, Facebook , TikTok  and JoyAcaso.com
    Resources discussed in this episode:
    Quiet Power by Susan Cain The Big Life Journal for parents and tweens/teens The National Institute of Mental Health Brightline Other episodes you'll enjoy:
    Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness with Mayor Scott Brook Teen Mental Health with Gen Z Psychologist Dr. Melanie McNally Trauma, Substance Abuse & Connecting with your Teenagers with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Beth Alhanti Connect with me:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.motherhood.village1/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegcumberbatch/
    Website: https://www.themotherhoodvillage.com/

    Loved this episode? Leave a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-motherhood-village-podcast/id1487274178

    • 46 min
    Envisioning Your Dreams with Entrepreneur & Creative Visionary Maria Maldonado Smith

    Envisioning Your Dreams with Entrepreneur & Creative Visionary Maria Maldonado Smith

    Maria Maldonado Smith is an eternal optimist, and a relentless pursuer of happiness. Discovering how most everything in life can be solved or fixed with a little grit, moxie, and a love for doing what you do, is her superpower. She is a natural born leader whose purpose and passion in life is to help women find their purpose, passion, and why.
    She is a motivator and supporter, an advocate, encourager, empowerer of women, a mother, and a friend. Her company, MMS Consulting Firm, is a place where all women can come to feel their best. But that starts with making a commitment to yourself – to do the work, to want more, to challenge yourself and to love yourself enough to make YOU, a priority.
    A graduate of the University of Kentucky, and a former Miss Kentucky and Kentucky Derby Queen who spent 16+ years in corporate America across 3 different industries as an individual contributor and people leader, spending the majority of her career in the automotive industry.
    Last June she made the biggest leap of her life and left the corporate world, and began consulting full time in the automotive industry, and building her empowerment coaching business and creating her successful vision board method.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Her passion for empowering and inspiring women to find their purpose, passion, and why.  How she helps her clients create the vision for their future through her powerful vision board method. Her journey into entrepreneurship. What she learned during her pageant days and the misconceptions people have about beauty contestants. The advice that has had the most imact on her life. You may connect with Maria Smith at MMS Consulting Firm, Instagram and LinkedIn. 
    Resources mentioned within the conversation:
    Nonfiction Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear Nonfiction Book: Lifepass by Payal Kadakia Fiction Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Connect with Nicole Cumberbatch
    On Instagram The Motherhood Village Do you have a topic you'd like discussed on The Motherhood Village podcast? Or a guest you'd like Nicole to interview? Send an email to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com  

    • 40 min
    Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness with Scott Brook, Mayor of Coral Springs

    Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness with Scott Brook, Mayor of Coral Springs

    Scott J. Brook, is the Mayor for the City of Coral Springs, and renowned family law attorney. Scott is a father of five, grandfather of four, and a big advocate for mental wellness and veterans. He is serving in his fourth term as the Mayor of the award-winning City of Coral Springs.
    Scott is the founder of the Coral Springs Customer-Involved Government Committee, a member of the Board of City’s Charter School, co-founder of Premier Networking Alliance and Project Leadership and the founder of the Mental Wellness Networking Alliance.
    The Mental Wellness Networking Alliance, founded by Scott J. Brook, is a 501c3 that formed shortly after the tragic suicides that occurred after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. As Scott had lost his own mother to suicide at only 23 years old, he was compelled to contribute to our community to save lives and break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Their goal is to connect the community, break the stigma, and provide those in need with the necessary resources to help improve their mental wellness.
    In 1985, he graduated from Tulane University where he remained to obtain an M.B.A. on a fellowship. Brook graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 and as a member of the Florida Bar, he has practiced successfully before the Florida Supreme Court, the First District Court of Appeal and many other Courts throughout Florida. Scott founded the firm, Scott J. Brook, P.A., in March of 2020, where his practice centers on solutions to divorce, child issues, modification, domestic violence and estate planning. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    His journey into becoming a successful lawyer and the Mayor of Coral Springs. The impact of losing his mother at a young age to suicide. How we, as a community, can break the stigma surrounding mental health, and come together & support mental wellness. The misconceptions society has about mental health. The creation of the Mental Wellness Networking Alliance. How he balances serving the community as Mayor, owning a law firm/practicing as an attorney, and being a loving father/husband/grandfather. You may connect with Scott Brook at Family Law Firm Website  , Facebook, and City of Coral Spring Commission-1 
    Resources mentioned within the conversation:
    Nonfiction Book: Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins Fiction Book: Beach Music by Pat Conroy 24-Hour helpline for mental health resources: 211 - Broward Mental Wellness Networking Alliance Connect with Nicole Cumberbatch
    On Instagram The Motherhood Village Do you have a topic you'd like discussed on The Motherhood Village podcast? Or a guest you'd like Nicole to interview? Send an email to themotherhoodvillage1@gmail.com  
     

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Highly recommend this podcast for moms. Such insightful conversations and empowering episodes to help all moms!

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Excellent podcast!! Such a needed area; provides so much important information for mothers and anyone with children - it truly does take a village and this podcast needs to be part of your motherhood village!

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