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The Shameless Mom Academy

Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.
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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

Julie Ciardi is a Shameless divorced and remarried mom of 3 kiddos.  She divorced when her oldest two kids were 2 and 4.  She remarried and now has a third child, age 4, with her new husband.  She has a very modern blended family.  She recently took a flying leap from corporate, leaving behind a high paying multi-six figure salary to be an entrepreneur with 2 businesses.  She launched a brick and mortar women’s boutique, Haven Boutique, where she styles women for their daily hustle.  Then she launched her podcast, Divorced Mommy to help divorced moms with their mindset and long-term vision to create the life they want and their children need. 

Listen in to hear Julie share:

  • How to conscientiously frame your story around your divorce
  • How to model to your friends and family around how to talk about your family’s rearrangement
  • The mindset resets to start rebuilding your life and mental space during and after divorce
  • How she and her children’s dad manage their 50/50 co-parenting/custody schedule
  • How to find power and strength in divorce

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, go to Canvas People and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Kathie Lee Gifford book - The Gift That I Can Give You: Get 30% off Kathie Lee’s children’s book, The Gift That I Can Give You at Faith Gateway and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Nov 26, 2018

I recently polled our Shameless Mom #everydamnday Facebook group, asking what you all needed help with right now.  I got over a tons of responses and many of those responses had a lot of likes – letting me know that a lot of you are facing the same obstacles.  But the most liked response was, “How to protect energy and boundaries so you still have joy during the holidays.” 

This response was the most liked comment by a landslide.

Here’s the deal about the holidays – you have every right to create the experience you want. 

You have every right to say NO. 

You have every right to create space to rest. 

You have every right to create more joy and less stress.

You have every right to make it all about you and your immediate family and not about a million other people. 

You have every right to unapologetically set boundaries, protect your energy, and enjoy the heck out of yourself.

Here are 4 ways to protect your energy and build better boundaries so your next month can be more of a fairy tale and less of a nightmare.  I’m going to dive into how to make space for the things and people you love, how to prioritize things that bring you joy, and how to actually RELAX over the holidays.  Sound good?!?

Links Mentioned:

  • Join MOMENTUM Mamas (enrollment closes at 5 pm on November 26th!): Shameless Mom

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Rothy’s: To get free shipping on any order of Rothy’s shoes, as well as free returns, go to Rothy’s and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Nov 21, 2018

Heather Boorman lives an intensely joy-filled and full life as a homeschooling mom to 3 fringy kids and the executive director and therapist with Boorman Counseling.  She passionately advocates for differently wired kids and adults through her work as a national speaker, writer & podcaster at The Fringy Bit.  Heather’s also the author of The Gifted Kids Workbook, which provides mindfulness-based activities to help kids reduce stress, balance emotions, and build confidence.

Listen in to hear Heather share:

  • How she meets the unique needs of her three fringy kids through a mix of homeschooling and traditional schooling
  • Her definition of fringy kids
  • Common misconceptions of gifted kids and parenting gifted kids
  • The importance of self-compassion when parenting fringy kids
  • Why it’s ok to go AWOL sometimes – and what to do if you suspect another mom might have gone AWOL

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Songfinch: To save $20 off your Personalized Song From Scratch, go to Songfinch and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Homesick Candles: Save 10% off any order over $50 and get free shipping at Homesick Candles when you use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Hint Water: To get 36 bottles of Hint Water for just $36 visit Hint Drink Water and use the promo code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Nov 19, 2018

Last week I gave a talk to Moms In Finance in Seattle and it was pure FIRE and GOLD.  It was basically a combination of FIVE podcast episodes I’ve already done wrapped up into a 30-minute talk that will totally change how you turn your struggles into strengths and take power in your life to rewrite ALLLL the stories that are keeping you stuck as all get out.

Listen, we all have our “stuff”…..

And most of us let our “stuff” dictate our struggles.  We let our “stuff” create stories in our heads that keep us stuck.  We allow our “stuff” to hold us back from finding and thriving in our strengths. 

How about we just stop?

Stop sitting in your stuff. 

Stop settling for stuck.

Start shining your story.

Start standing in your strengths. 

Listen in to hear exactly how.

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Thank you to our sponsor:

  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, text SHAMELESS to 484848.
Nov 14, 2018

Rachel Rodgers is a woman of color, a mother of four and a seven-figure business owner -- in that order. Rachel started her career working as a lawyer with nonprofits, federal judges and Hillary Clinton.

Rachel is founder of Million Dollar Badass, a high-level Mastermind for women looking to take their businesses from 6 to 7 figures.  She firmly believes all women should desire to become millionaires – because of the profound impact a woman’s money can make on the world. 

Rachel is also my business coach.  I adore her, even though she terrifies me on the reg by pushing me to think WAY bigger than I am comfortable with.  Everyone woman needs a Rachel in her life.  I can’t to share my Rachel with you.

Listen in to hear Rachel share:

  • How she emerged from a childhood impacted my poverty, addiction, mental health issues, and the loss of her father at the age of 12 to become a 7 figure earner
  • The power and value in knowing our stories and how they impact our current reality
  • Why all women should aim to become millionaires
  • The risks of living in a scarcity mindset
  • How to overcome mindset obstacles in order to live a million dollar lifestyle

Links Mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Fabfitfun: To get $10 off your first subscription box (making it only $39.99 for $200 worth of products) go to Fabfitfun and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • care of: For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit Care Of and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Kathie Lee Gifford book - The Gift That I Can Give You: Get 30% off Kathie Lee’s children’s book, The Gift That I Can Give You at Faith Gateway and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Nov 12, 2018

It was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that I might be the kind of person who makes up BIG stories in my head that are often UNTRUE. 

This happens when I think someone might be mad at me or when I think I’ve been wronged or when anything feels unjust in my world. 

I’m quick to make assumptions, jump to conclusions, and sometimes downright freak the heck out.  And it’s often all for nothing.  The story I created in my head was just that – a story – with no basis in reality.

Can anyone else relate?

So, the reason this happens is a thinking process called the Ladder of Inference.  This is where we take in an experience or some sort of data and then filter it, determine it it’s a threat or a benefit to us, make assumptions, jump to conclusions, form beliefs and take action based on these beliefs. 

I’m really good at climbing that damn Ladder of Inference super fast, which can totally mess up my head and sometimes my interactions with others.  I know I’m not alone here.  Listen in to hear how you might be climbing this ladder with me and how it’s potentially damaging your relationships and maybe even your upcoming holidays. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Lola: Get 100% organic tampons delivered right to your door for 40% off. Go to Lola and use the code SHAMELESS40 at checkout.
  • Rothy’s: To get free shipping on any order of Rothy’s shoes, as well as free returns, go to Rothy’s and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Nov 7, 2018

Taryn Perry is a Shameless Mom of 4 and a 6 figure earner as a Beachbody coach.  She became a Beachbody coach 10 years ago to prove the infomercials were a big fat lie and she lost 25 pounds and built a whole new career, replacing her 6 figure commercial real estate salary in just 3 years.  Since then she has worked with multiple MLMs and in multiple fitness spaces as a Turbo Kick instructor, a CrossFit coach, a Boot Camp coach and a Core de Force instructor.  She recently added nutrition credentials to resume as well.  She never stops showing up for herself (at 4am) or her business, which has taken her to the top ranks of Beachbody and landed her on QVC with Tony Horton.

I’ve known Taryn for years and I’ve watched her do more in her MLM than any other woman I know.  Given how many moms I know test the network marketing waters, I had to ask Taryn to come on the show and share her secrets.

Listen in to hear Taryn share:

  • How she built her business on connection and relationships, not through sales
  • The power of consistency
  • How she manages the naysayers
  • What her exact paychecks have looked like over the last 3 years
  • Her secret sauce to making a magical career in a network marketing business

Links Mentioned (go to shamelessmom.com and click on Ep 282 for clickable links):

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Kathie Lee Gifford book - The Gift That I Can Give You: Get 30% off Kathie Lee’s children’s book, The Gift That I Can Give You at Faith Gateway and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Third Love: To find the perfect fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase got to thirdlove.com/shameless.
Nov 5, 2018

If you’re listening to this episode, you have been a part of my journey to 1 million downloads in some way and I can’t thank you enough.  I did not get here alone.  I got here because YOU listened, downloaded, subscribed, reviewed and shared this podcast.  For that, I am beyond grateful. 

Over the course of almost 300 episodes and over 1,000,000 downloads, I have learned some truly valuable lessons that apply to so many areas of life.  I think you’ll be surprised at how much some of my lessons may apply to your life - today.

So, listen in as I share what I’ve learned when it comes to consistency, gratitude & grace, asking, and connecting.  And then go practice these things in your own life #everydamnday.  You might be blown away by the amazing places they take you.

Links Mentioned:

SMA Episode 199: The C Word You Need To Use Way More Often

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, go to Canvas People and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Talkspace: to find your perfect match therapist for a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy, go to Talk Space and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout to save $45 off your first month.
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