24 episodes

I am Coco O'Connor and what I like to call a "vintage mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast is to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points as "vintage mamas". .

The Vintage Mama Podcast Coco O'Connor

    • Kids & Family

I am Coco O'Connor and what I like to call a "vintage mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast is to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points as "vintage mamas". .

    Capturing Love and Family as a Vintage Mama with Rebecca Bystrom

    Capturing Love and Family as a Vintage Mama with Rebecca Bystrom

    As a vintage mama, have you ever wondered how it feels to do the things you really love while being a mother?
    In this episode, Rebecca Bystrom, a Midwest-based photographer and a mother of six, shares with us her wonderful journey of being a vintage mama and how she has been able to pursue her passion for photography. She also expresses that she feels as though she has been given another chance at life, an opportunity to approach things the way she had always wanted, or perhaps in the way the universe intended her to. Rebecca discusses the beauty of grace when one allows themselves to be present and fully immersed in the moments with their family. It serves as a valuable lesson for everyone to learn from and work towards - being more present and cherishing the time spent with loved ones.
    Join us in this inspiring episode as we hear from Rebecca Bystrom and Discover how she embraced a new chance at life and find inspiration in learning to be more present and cherish moments with family.

     
    Highlights & Resources:
    About Rebecca’s story as a Vintage Mama
    About her creative based job
    Rebecca’s three business
    How do Rebecca and his ex-husband co parenting their children
    Importance of presence for our child
    Teaching the child at a young age about boundaries and personal protection
    Acknowledging your feelings
    How journaling can help with finding gratitude
    Takeaways that she would give to our vintage mamas
     
    About Rebecca Bystrom:
    Rebecca is a Midwest based photographer; with Award winning images in Wedding Photography. She has 10+ years experience, hundreds of memories from each event, along with a few published articles in the photography field. She enjoys sharing insights with clients and fellow blog followers. As a photographer, her use of natural light and technical ease allows her to create memorable, unique and beautiful photos for all her clients.
     
    Follow Rebecca Bystrom:
    Website | tellastoryphotography.com
    Instagram | @tellastoryphotog
    Linked In | www.linkedin.com/in/tellastoryphotography
     
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
     
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 52 min
    Unveiling the Vintage Mama's Cleaning Secrets with Jodi Reed

    Unveiling the Vintage Mama's Cleaning Secrets with Jodi Reed

    As parents, we long to witness our child’s journey of growth and strive to be there for them as much as possible. In our pursuit of what is best for them, we also prioritize creating a clean and safe home environment.
    In this episode, we have the pleasure of welcoming Jodi, the founder of Pristine Green Clean, a company dedicated to using all-green and healthy products for cleaning. Jodi opens up about her experience as a vintage mama raising her youngest child and how it has shaped her perspective on parenting. She shares valuable strategies for managing energy while meeting the demands of being a parent and a vintage mama. Jodi emphasizes that as parents, we don't need to overcomplicate things or compare ourselves to others, but rather focus on the simplicity of being present for our children, as that is already a great gift for them. 
    Tune in now and embrace a more fulfilling parenting experience! 
     
    Highlights & Resources:
    About Jodi’s journey as a vintage mama
    Strategies for managing energy, making time for yourself and handling the demands of parenting as a vintage mama.
    About making things simple
    About pristine green clean and how that fits into her vintage mama life
    Three takeaways to encourage the audience to embrace the power of green cleaning in order to improve their vintage mama life.
     
    About Jodi:
    Jodi Reed is the founder of Pristine Green Clean, a company focused on cleaning with all-green and healthy products. She is also a mother, blogger, housekeeper, and course creator. Jodi has been working in the cleaning industry for over two decades, learning many things "the hard way." Now, she is determined to help others learn those lessons more quickly.
    She is dedicated to training and supporting housekeepers, janitors, maids, custodians, homemakers, and anyone else involved in cleaning tasks. Jodi offers all-natural cleaning recipes, tips for easier cleaning processes, as well as stretches and precautions to help prevent the most common injuries among workers in the cleaning industry.
     
    Follow Jodi:
    Website | www.pristine.team
    Facebook | www.facebook.com/groups/thepristinescene
    Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/ThePristineScene
    Blog | www.pristine.team/blog
     
    Link to training course:
    The Pristine Green-Clean Training Course
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 46 min
    Overcoming Adversity: A Mother's Journey of Resilience and Faith with Rebecca Mora

    Overcoming Adversity: A Mother's Journey of Resilience and Faith with Rebecca Mora

    Motherhood is an incredible journey that can bring immense joy and fulfillment, but it is not without its challenges, especially for women who become mothers later in life. From physical challenges to the emotional toll of balancing a career and motherhood, the path of motherhood can be tough to navigate.
    In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing from Rebecca Mora, the founder of Gut Gal, who shares her inspiring journey of pregnancy and PTSD. Rebecca courageously opens up about her struggles and how she overcame them with strength and faith in God. After giving birth, she was diagnosed with cancer, which forced her to reflect on her life decisions and prioritize self-care. She started a detox regimen and eventually learned that her cancer was calcified. Through her experience, Rebecca came to realize the importance of self-care for mothers. Her journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the importance of taking care of oneself, even in the face of adversity.
    Tune in to this inspiring episode with Rebecca Mora and learn about the power of resilience, faith, and self-care. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical tips for navigating the challenges of motherhood.
     
    Highlights & Resources:
    Rebecca’s journey of pregnancy and PTSD 
    Her journey after pregnancy
    Rebecca’s cancer journey
    Her current health status
    Top three takeaways for vintage mamas
     
    About Rebecca Mora and Gut Gal:
    Gut Gal was developed over a lifetime of education and hands-on experience. Truly, it all started in Rosarito, MX while she was working as an Alcohol & Drug Detox Counselor, manager and fitness trainer.  This position enabled her to embrace the ever changing situations that arose regarding nutrition, fitness, detox, holistic modalities, Stem cell therapy and ancient medicine.  Following that experience, she opened a retreat for patients with cancer. Her retreat provided healing modalities, nutrition, cooking classes and counseling.  After my high risk pregnancy and the birth of her beautiful daughter Camila, she developed Thyroid cancer.  Rebecca was offered a Health Coach position with Health Secrets following my personalized Cancer detox recovery protocol.  As a Health Coach, she realized her passion to further her education by becoming a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP).  Rebecca had a deep desire to share her natural gifts in therapeutic counseling and absolutely loved what she did.  While studying as a HHP, she created the name Gut Gal because all signs, symptoms and disease start in the gut.  
     
    Follow Rebecca Mora:
    Website | gutgal.com
     
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 41 min
    The Importance of Self-Care for Mothers with Patrice Badami

    The Importance of Self-Care for Mothers with Patrice Badami

    Nurture yourself to nourish your family.
    As a mother, our natural instinct is to prioritize the well-being of our children and family above everything else. We go above and beyond to ensure they are healthy, happy, and thriving. However, in the midst of caring for others, it's important to remember that taking care of ourselves is equally crucial. 
    During my guest appearance on the Acorn to Tree podcast, I shared my personal experiences and insights as a vintage mama. I discussed the ways in which I prioritize self-care amidst my busy schedule of managing my business and freelance work. In addition, I touched upon the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and consuming energizing foods and drinks to power me through the day. Lastly, I shared tips on how I manage to balance my roles as a mother and a professional, highlighting the importance of finding a healthy work-life balance. Always remember self-care is not selfish, but rather a necessary component of being a nurturing and effective mother. 
    If you're a busy mom looking to prioritize self-care and achieve a healthy work-life balance, be sure to tune in to my guest appearance on the Acorn to Tree podcast for valuable insights and tips!
     
    Highlights & Resources:
    Important things I do to care for myself each day to keep a balanced life
    Things I eat or drink that makes me ready for the day
    How do I balance work with being a mom?
    Fun daily routines that I have with my daughter that I always make sure to do
    Raising a child
     
    Follow  Patrice Badami:
    Website | acorntotree.com
    Facebook Page | www.facebook.com/Acorntotree
    Instagram| www.instagram.com/acorntotree
    Twitter| twitter.com/acorntotree
    Pinterest| www.pinterest.com/acorntotree/_created
    Youtube| www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wSTCFUK3bfhceN75VCQKg
     
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
     
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 37 min
    Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, & Overcoming Infertility with Shannon Sundberg

    Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, & Overcoming Infertility with Shannon Sundberg

    God's perfect timing is a belief held by many people. We hold on to the idea that everything happens in its own divine timing, even during challenges such as infertility. We believe that there may be a higher plan or purpose at play, and that patience, trust, and faith can be important virtues during difficult times and that will give us the most deserved gift from God.
    In this episode, Shannon Sundberg, an aromatherapist and reiki master shares her journey through infertility. She looks back at those moments as some of the most challenging and emotional times in her life. After years of trying to conceive without success, Shannon felt discouraged and overwhelmed. During her infertility journey, she started exploring alternative approaches to health and wellness, she came across aromatherapy, which is the use of essential oils extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes. Shannon began her aromatherapy journey by learning about different essential oils and their properties and how it helps our body. 
    After years of infertility struggles, in God’s perfect time, she finally conceived and carried her pregnancy to term. During her pregnancy, she used aromatherapy to support her physical and emotional well-being and from her personal experience, she also learned about the emotional connections between different body parts and our well-being.
    Discover the power of aromatherapy and energy healing with Shannon, and embark on a journey of self-care and wellness!
     
    Highlights & Resources:
    Shannon’s journey of infertility 
    How she got into aromatherapy
    Shannon’s pregnancy journey
    How Shannon used aromatherapy during her pregnancy
    What other emotions are connected to different body part that affect us
    Shannon’s recommendation for vintage mamas
    On teaching others about aromatherapy
    Certain things we can be mindful of 
    Shannon’s offer as an aromatherapist and Reiki Master
     
    About Shannon Sundberg
    Shannon Sundberg is an Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, & Energetic Specialist. She founded Soily and since 2013 Soily has transformed from a simple aromatherapy business into offering additional holistic and non-invasive services including Tuning Fork sessions, Reiki Energy Healing, Biocommunication Zyto scans, IonCleanse Detox foot baths, PEMF sessions, and Mindset Mentoring.  Soily offers options to support our bodies in gentle yet productive ways.  Focusing on peeling back the layers to find the root cause.  Guiding you to reach for and get your optimal wellness and mindset. 
     
    Connect with Michele:
    Website | shannonsundbergcoach.com
    Instagram | @soilyaromatherapy
    Facebook | www.facebook.com/SOilyaromatherapy
    Tiktok | @shannonhopedealer
    Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/soilyaromatherapy
    Linked In | shannon sundberg soily aromatics and energetics
     
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 49 min
    Vintage Mama's Journey of Recovery, Resilience, and Reinvention: Lessons from Michele Savage

    Vintage Mama's Journey of Recovery, Resilience, and Reinvention: Lessons from Michele Savage

    They say unplanned things always work the best. That also applies to motherhood. When you least expect it, a miracle will find its way to reach you no matter what age you are.
    In this episode, Michele Savage shares her story of being a Vintage Mama, which involves raising children in a style that is reminiscent of a bygone era, her struggle with alcoholism, and her path to recovery. She also shares her journey as an entrepreneur, how she grew her business and the challenges she faced while building it that led to the successes she achieved. Michele also shares where she drew strength during difficult times and how these strengths have helped her to overcome obstacles and stay motivated.
    Embrace the unexpected and stay motivated in your journey by drawing strength from your experience!
     
    Highlights & Resources:
    Michelle's journey of being a vintage mama
    Recovery from alcoholism
    Her entrepreneurial journey
    Where does Michelle's strength come from
    How she started her facebook group
    Michelle’s advice to vintage mamas
     
    Join Michele’s fearless mama’s facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/fearlessmamas2023
     
    Connect with Michele:
    Instagram | @mrsmichelesavage
    Facebook | www.facebook.com/michele.brown
    Tiktok | tiktok.com/@mrssavage
    Linktree | linktr.ee/michelesavage
     
    If you are interested in digging a little deeper into the vintage mama podcast, chick the link, It’s a free Time Saving Checklist for Busy Moms available here: https://www.vintagemamas.com/free
    Vintage Mama Podcast is dedicated specifically for women who had their first child at age 35 or older. I want to create a community of women for women, where mothers feel supported and encouraged. Where they can learn, and grow on this wonderful journey of parenting as “vintage mama”. 
    I am Coco O'Connor and I’m what I like to call a "Vintage Mama". I became a first time mom at age 40 and now I help moms 35+ take back control of their time, money, and life. This podcast aims to provide encouragement & help solve some of our pain points.
    We Vintage Mamas are a special breed and we are to be celebrated!

    • 32 min

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