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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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Feb 26, 2020

Naomi Clark is the CEO of Her Money Map where she helps women transform their mindset around money and partners with them to create cash flow strategies that support their values and lifetime goals.  Her mission is to help women crush their self-limiting beliefs and barriers when it comes to money. She believes one of the primary reasons women struggle with confidence in making financial decisions is in large part due to the patriarchy which is designed to make women feel doubtful and distracted.

Naomi is also the creator and host of "The OutSpoken Girlfriend" podcast where she encourages and celebrates women to step into their best selves - their authentic selves.  But this isn't your typical personal development podcast. As a self-described "sworn enemy of the patriarchy" Naomi provides strategies and tactics that teaches women how to dismantle the patriarchy as they pursue their best lives.

In the "muggle world" Naomi has a degree in Finance with over 20 years of corporate experience in Accounting, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management.

In addition to all this, Naomi is one of the OGs of the Shameless Mom community and one of our speakers for Shameless Mom Con 2020.  I think you’re going to love hearing her story of growth and transformation as a Shameless Mom.

Listen in to hear Naomi share:

  • What the American Dream looked like for her as a black woman and why it was not so dreamy
  • How letting her life get really small made her life miserable
  • How setting the simple goal of cleaning off her dresser snowballed into cleaning up the vision for her life
  • The truth about working against the patriarchy - and how she’s helping women do this powerful work
  • Her powerful message for white moms and white women

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Lightstream: Just for my listeners: apply now to get an additional interest rate discount. The ONLY way to get this discount is to go to Lightstream.com/SHAMELESS.
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  • FamilyAlbum: Please find FamilyAlbum on your favorite app store, or by searching for FamilyAlbum on the web. And remember FamilyAlbum is all one word.

 

Feb 24, 2020

Have you ever met a woman who didn’t have anything to offer?

Yeah, me neither. 

Every woman I’ve ever met has had something extraordinary and unique that qualifies her to take up her very own special place in this world. 

While you may fully recognize what other women have to offer, you may fail to see what you have to offer.  You may think that everyone else has something to offer - and you don’t. 

This is simply untrue. 

This became glaring to me when I recently asked in our private FB group, “What’s holding you back from attending Shameless Mom Con?”  A few mamas said they were worried they didn’t have anything to offer and thought they might not fit in with the other awesome attendees. 

Isn’t it funny (and sad!) how we get in our own way???

Listen in to hear me coach you out of this mindset that you have less to offer than anyone around you.  Listen in to hear the truth.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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Feb 19, 2020

Ashley Abercrombie fought to overcome addiction, rape, abortion, perfectionism and dysfunctional relationships to become an honest, whole and free woman (most days). She wore a mask more than half her life, and considers herself too old, and too annoyed to ever put that thing on again.

Ashley is a speaker and a writer, featured in many magazines and digital outlets, including Darling, Relevant and Grit and Virtue. Her YouVersion Bible study, Finding God in the Hard Places, has been completed by over 200,000 people. Her first book will be released in the fall of 2019, with Baker Books. Alongside fellow author and speaker, Tiffany Bluhm, Ashley is the co-host for the hilarious and helpful podcast Why Tho.

She has an unrelenting passion for justice, particularly anti-human trafficking and mass incarceration initiatives, and served the city of Los Angeles for seven years, winning commendations from the LAPD and Los Angeles Mayor’s office, before transitioning to Manhattan to pastor at Liberty Church, Downtown, alongside her husband, Cody. Ashley is an executive board bember of Treasures, a non-profit that reaches and supports women in the sex industry and victims of sexual exploitation, while training leaders globally.

The Abercrombies are nearly brain dead from sleep deprivation, but love their life, raising two incredible sons, Levi (5) and Lucas (2), in their beautiful neighborhood in Harlem, New York.

Listen in to hear Ashley share:

  • How she gave up her PhD in pretending her life was great and get honest about her story and proudly own it - how to stop pretending and performing for others
  • How enduring an eating disorder, addiction, sexual assault, and abortion led her to her current place of grace in life
  • How our secrets inevitably lead to self harm
  • The benefits of adjusting your expectations every morning instead of assuming every day will be great
  • The exact action she takes to be honest with herself #everydamnday
  • The beauty of recognizing the notion that time is your friend
  • Why a day of rest is essential as a family
  • How to have more holy gumption in order to live your best, most spirited life

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Derma E: To get you started on trying their clean beauty solutions they are giving you 20% off sitewide with promo code SHAMELESS20 at https://dermae.com/.
  • FamilyAlbum: Please find FamilyAlbum on your favorite app store, or by searching for FamilyAlbum on the web. And remember FamilyAlbum is all one word.
  • Blinkist: Go to Blinkist.com/SHAMELESS try it FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription.

 

 

Feb 17, 2020

Today I am taking a moment to celebrate Black History Month.  To be honest, this moment feels too short and inadequate.  I really wish I planned better for this month because this celebration deserves more attention than what I have created space for.  While I aim to elevate black women and black moms all year long in the SMA, I understand the special importance of taking extra time to do this in February and I have already committed to dedicating more than one episode to this next year.  I hope that in acknowledging my imperfect action here, other white allies will step up their game too.  This is work is crucial, even when the steps feel too small.  Something is better than nothing.  And I vow to keep learning more so I can keep doing more. 

Listen in to learn how to celebrate black history and black women by becoming a better ally and, better yet, an accomplice.  Please take notes as I share powerful resources and a fantastic list of podcasts hosted by black women whom I admire tremendously.  I want you to go subscribe to them all!

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Betabrand: Right now, our listeners can get 20% off their first order when you go to betabrand.com/shameless (shameless must be lowercase).
  • Native: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code shameless at checkout.

 

Feb 12, 2020

Davide Di Giorgio is the number one international best-selling author of “Being UNapologetic”, a keynote and TEDx speaker, Comparanoia™ expert, and a speaking and confidence consultant for students, teachers, parents, influencers and celebrities. He is a writer for The Good Men Project, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, and Success Profiles Magazine. His philanthropic endeavor, Project Being UNapologetic dares to tackle bullying and build confidence and self-esteem while funding dream projects for high school performing arts students.

We don’t showcase Shameless men on the show very often, but when we do they are SO. GOOD.  Davide is a brilliant and beautiful human and I’m so honored to have him join me for this conversation.

Listen in to hear Davide share:

  • How an incident in kindergarten kicked off years of being bullied
  • How he broke the cycle of being victimized by life circumstances
  • The very really struggle of Comparanoia™
  • How to manage and overcome Comparanoia™
  • How he coped with being abandoned by his parents when he came out at age 33
  • His experience in Shameless parenting in a non-traditional way
  • How he’s practicing celebration during especially challenging times

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Feb 10, 2020

I recently had a week where everything just felt so off and so out of my control.  Can you relate?  We’ve all been there.  It’s hard. 

And... it’s ok to not be ok.

Sometimes we try to just blow past our emotions or frustrations.  We feel like we don’t have time for them.  I mean, who has extra time to sit around feeling dumpy??

But it’s also necessary to process why we are not ok.  Some questions to ask:

What got me here?

Why is it so uncomfortable?

Did I make a poor choice? 

Am I absorbing and owning someone else’s junk?

How can I make things better - not just put a bandaid on it - but really make it better?

How can I create some space to figure out positive and powerful next steps?

If you find yourself putting up a front on the regular, this episode is for you.  Give yourself permission to stop faking fine and be less than awesome every now and then.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Openfit: Right now, my listeners get an extended 14-day FREE trial membership to OPENFIT when you text SHAMELESS to 505050.
  • Derma E: To get you started on trying their clean beauty solutions they are giving you 20% off sitewide with promo code SHAMELESS20 at https://dermae.com/.

 

Feb 5, 2020

Katie Krimitsos is a mom, wife, adventurer, podcaster and seeker.  She's committed to brightening the light of women around the world through the Women's Meditation Network, guided meditations, and resources that are specifically created with the special journey of women in mind.

Katie walked away from a business she built from the ground up at the peak of its success - because she had an inkling she was meant to do something different.  She leaned in to self-trust - HARD.

I’ve watched her navigate this journey and it’s been pretty amazing.  This is the reason I asked her to be a keynote speaker at Shameless Mom Con.  I know she’s going to inspire your pants off today and at Shameless Mom Con. 

Listen in to hear Katie share:

  • Why she decided to shut down her business after her first 6 figure year
  • How her mom allowed her to build massive self-trust
  • How she approaches tough, life-altering decisions
  • How to use meditation to be a better listener (to yourself)
  • How to know when you’re moving in the right direction (and when you’re not)

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Grove Collaborative: Make your laundry more sustainable this new year. For a limited time, when my listeners go to Grove.co/SHAMELESS you’ll get a FREE THREE PIECE set from Grove so you can start reducing your plastic waste. Plus, you’ll get free shipping AND a free 60-day VIP trial! Check out Grove and our special offer at Grove.co/SHAMELESS.
  • Wickbox: To get your $10 off your first box, go to www.wickbox.co and use coupon code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • FamilyAlbum: Please find FamilyAlbum on your favorite app store, or by searching for FamilyAlbum on the web. And remember FamilyAlbum is all one word.

 

 

Feb 3, 2020

No one told me…

I had no idea how much mental space motherhood would require.  I didn’t know that my brain would learn to run endless concurrent lists of tasks and to dos and important data, all day, everyday. 

There have been days that I thought my brain would explode from all the keeping track of things.  All the remembering of things.  All the planning of things.  All the noting and filing away of things. 

It never ends.

It’s exhausting.

But there are ways to better manage it.  There are ways to protect your mental space - especially from the invasion of details, content, and drama that you don’t need, that sucks your precious mental space and mental energy when you let them in.

Listen in to learn 6 ways to create more (super precious) mental space in motherhood. 

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