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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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Jul 29, 2020

Jasmine Bradshaw is a researcher, educator, and podcaster who truly believes that creating a more loving, inclusive, and just society starts within the sacred walls of our homes. Her podcast, First Name Basis, exists to give parents the tools they need to teach their children about race, religion, and culture. Her community makes parents feel empowered and gives them the confidence they need to create lasting change in their sphere of influence.

I have been binging Jasmine’s show since we first met online a few months ago.  She is a truly talented and generous educator.  I am so grateful for her work and really delighted to share this conversation with my community.  I think you’ll learn a lot and I really hope you’ll invest in Jasmine’s work by subscribing to her show and joining her Patreon membership.

Listen in to hear Jasmine share:

  • Why and how race exists as a social construct
  • How to have early conversations about race and skin tone with your kids
  • How to lay the groundwork for conversations about race in order to have deeper, more difficult conversations with kids as they get older
  • How to talk to your child’s school about their efforts toward diversity and inclusion
  • How to talk to your child’s school about the versions of American history they teach
  • How to be a better anti racist in order to teach your children to be anti racists
  • How you can move from good intentions to confident action in your anti racism work

Links mentioned: 

  • Connect with Jasmine: Firstnamebasis.org
  • Jasmine on IG: @firstname.basis
  • Join Jasmine’s Patreon: patreon.com/firstnamebasis
  • Teaching Tolerance Resources: https://www.tolerance.org/

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/SMA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code SMA at checkout to get free shipping.
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Jul 27, 2020

Two weeks ago, Glennon Doyle Zoom bombed a Momentum Mamas meeting while we were talking about her book, Untamed. 

To say we were surprised and delighted would be a huge understatement.  I was almost speechless.  And sweating profusely. 

She was everything I hoped she would be: funny, humble, raw, brutally honest, and wise as hell. 

She spoke about why the pain must come before the rising and how revelations make necessary space for revolutions. 

While I have never shared our membership conversations on the show before, I decided to share this conversation because I know we all need a little more Glennon in our lives right now. 

Listen to this conversation.  Get Untamed.  BE THE CHEETAH.

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

Jul 22, 2020

Elizabeth is a Shameless Mom and a Business Scaling Strategist who mentors impact-driven entrepreneurs in scaling their influence, income, and time freedom without having to trade time for money or values for the vision. She's fiercely passionate about helping go-getters build the business that aligns with their purpose and their dreams. After building two 7 figure businesses and having the privilege of working with hundreds and hundreds of entrepreneurs, she now runs her businesses and hosts her podcast, Scaling Up, from the rolling hills of her hobby farm with her three little kids and husband as she practices what she preaches - working hard to have the freedom to truly live! Through her online courses, podcast, full immersion workshops, mastermind, mentorships, and speaking engagements, Elizabeth lives to show her students, clients, and the people she encounters what's truly possible.

Listen in to hear Elizabeth share:

  • Her lifestyle raising 3 little ones on her hobby farm
  • How the workforce has changed over the last 3 generations and what we can learn from this massive evolution
  • The difference between flowing in the wind and setting your sails to make time work in your favor
  • How her health journey woke her up in all areas of her life
  • The mistakes women are making in crafting their visions (and maybe their vision board too!)
  • Why you must get granular with your goal
  • Why you need to stop asking “What do I want to do?” and start asking, “Who do I want to become?”
  • The inaccurate and unsustainable expectation of work/life balance in motherhood
  • What the unsexy day to day chipping away at your dreams truly looks like

Links mentioned: 

 

Jul 20, 2020

Have you lost your mojo?  The world is so uncertain right now and there is no end in sight.  Around us we see people losing steam and losing hope.  People are sitting down.

I want to lovingly challenge you to STAY STANDING.  Keep moving forward.  Even if your steps are barely measurable.  Any step forward is a step forward, no matter the size.  And a step forward keeps you in momentum, which is key when things are hard.

The world can't afford for you to sit down.  We can't afford for you to quit dreaming.  We need you to keep going.  Our country needs you to keep going.  Your community needs you to keep going.  Your family needs you to keep going.

Keep dreaming even if the dream has shifted.

Keep dreaming even if the timeline toward your dreams is totally unknown.

Keep dreaming even if your dreams feel a little silly or trivial or insignificant. 

It is our dreaming that keeps our spirits up, our heads and hearts engaged, and our souls on fire.

You need your dreams now more than ever before. 

If you're struggling  right now, here are a few steps you can take to keep showing up for your dreams:

  1. Own what is working and what you do have control over
  2. Set some dreamy 3 year goals
  3. Make space to be quiet and creative #everydamnday
  4. Connect with other women who are still standing and in staying in momentum

I’m not going to watch you let your dreams die.  STAND UP.  If you need someone to hold your hand, I got you.

Links mentioned: 

  • [TIME SENSITIVE] Enroll in Momentum Mamas: shamelessmom.com/momentum

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Jul 15, 2020

This show contains explicit content.

Heather Siegel is the author of the award-winning, coming-of-age memoir, OUT FROM THE UNDERWORLD. Her newest work, THE KING & THE QUIRKY: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, Domesticity, Feminism, and Self was just released.  Heather was named a semifinalist for the Kore Press 2018 Memoir Award. Her creative nonfiction has appeared on popular sites like Scary Mommy, as well as Salon.com, The Flexible Persona, and Entrophy Magazine. She holds an MFA from The New School University, and lives on Long Island where she teaches academic and creative writing for local colleges and continuing education programs.

Listen in to hear Heather share:

  • Her story of growing up in a basement with her funeral director father while her mother was missing
  • What compelled her to write a memoir and share her story
  • How she lost her hard edges in order to fall into a love narrative she never believed in
  • Whether or not we should teach our children the “true love” narrative
  • The three legs or the true love triangle: Erotisim, romance, companionship and whether or not we can have all three for the lifespan of our marriage
  • How to find your way back to relationships and your own identity outside marriage and motherhood
  • How feminism and motherhood and being a SAHM intersect

Links mentioned:

  • Get on the Waitlist for Momentum Mamas: shamelessmom.com/waitlist
  • Connect with Heather: heathersiegel.net

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Jul 13, 2020

What if the beauty of a revolution is that you don’t get to “go back to normal” afterward?

Living through a pandemic and a cultural revolution in the same few month period has caused a massive shift.  A much needed shift, in so many ways.  A shift that is providing hope - if we commit to doing better moving forward.

This is not to say there have not been losses and traumas to grieve during this time.  The losses have been profound.  But, there has also been new levels of awareness and conscientiousness.  There has been large scale growth in knowledge and perspective.  Many have tremendously expanded their capacity for compassion and empathy, as well as their commitment to being change makers.

Glennon Doyle talks about “the Knowing” in her new book, Untamed.  Our Knowing is this deep sense inside ourselves that we must learn to listen to if we want to live in alignment with our core values, if we want to do better.  We are in a time when we are expanding our Knowing in deep and powerful ways.  And this Knowing is leading us to more doing and better doing. 

Glennon is known for her saying, “First the pain, then the rising.” 

I want to add to that - first the Knowing, then the doing. 

As we know more and Know more deeply, we can take action.  We have more power.  Our voices become louder. We move through the phases of Knowing > Growing > Doing. 

So, we don’t get to go back.  Thankfully.  We get to Know, Grow, and Do so much better as we move forward. 

Listen in to learn 4 essential questions you can ask yourself as you commit to doing better moving forward.

Links mentioned: 

Join my FREE Shine Like A Mother workshop on July 15th: shamelessmom.com/shine

Thank you to our sponsor:

  • Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/SMA to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code SMA at checkout to get free shipping.

 

 

Jul 8, 2020

Nikita Burks-Hale is the CEO and Head Creative of JourneyGurl Magic Productions, a podcast production company that supports and empowers Womxn of Color as they bring their unique voices to the masses through podcasting. Nikita is also the host of 2 podcasts, The JourneyGurl Magic Podcast, and The Podcaster’s Journey (launching Aug 2020). Nikita is a journeyer in every sense of the word and truly believes that life is a journey and you must be open to its endless possibilities. Her coaching and personal beliefs are centered around living your imperfect journey to the fullest by:

  • Showing Up
  • Being Vulnerable
  • Practicing Gratitude
  • Be A Badass
  • And Enjoying the Ride

When Nikita is not coaching, producing, or journeying, you can find her Netflix bingeing classics with her wife Jessica and catching up on the latest episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with her toddler son, Adonis.

Listen in to hear Nikita share:

  • Her journey into motherhood in a same sex marriage with an infertility diagnosis
  • What it means to “embrace your magic” in a really tangible (non-woo) way
  • How she is showing up and saying yes - even when it’s super uncomfortable
  • What she had to shed to become her most authentic self and find her inner magic
  • How to own your badassery over other people’s validation of you
  • Her 5 steps to living an imperfect journey
  • How she started to practice discernment in order have deeper impact

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Jul 6, 2020

A few years ago I was at a workshop for business owners and we had to create a list of our core values.  We were given a list of 40 or so values to choose from and had to narrow it down to our top 5. 

I couldn’t do it.

I cried.

It took me longer than anyone else in the room to narrow my list down to just a few core values I wanted to commit to. 

The process of discernment around this brought up a lot of emotion around why certain things are important to me.  It forced me to look at myself, who I am, how I show up, and how I want to impact the world.

While this was hard, it was ultimately so freeing.  When I (finally) completed the exercise, I had so much clarity around what was most important to me and why each value was important.  These core values have become guiding lights for me as I’ve developed as a woman, a mom, and a CEO. 

Listen in to hear why committing to a short list of core values is important - even crucial.  Learn exactly how to choose a few select core values that will become beacons in times of uncertainty.  Get excited about determining what’s most important to you and how to live more clearly, deeply, and loudly in your values that matter the most.

Links mentioned:

  • Join my FREE Shine Like A Mother workshop on July 15th: shamelessmom.com/shine

 

Jul 1, 2020

Brenda Zane is a Shameless Mom to four sons ages 14-22, a Mayo Clinic Certified Health and Wellness Coach and the Founder of The Stream, an online community to support moms of kids with substance use disorder. Based on her personal experience she provides a space to get and keep moms healthy while they fight for their child’s life. She also hosts Hopestream, a podcast for parents whose kids are struggling with addiction. Brenda spent the first 25 years of her career in advertising, working for global agencies and Fortune 500 clients like Target, Microsoft, Nike, Hawaiian Airlines, and P&G. She lives in Seattle with her husband and a blended family of 4 boys and 2 dogs.

Listen in to hear Brenda share:

  • Her journey of parenting a teen addict
  • How she made the decision to have her son involuntarily taken to a wilderness recovery program at age 16
  • How she led a double life being a leader at Fortune 500 companies and managing her child’s addiction and legally complex life
  • What the vicious cycle of addiction looks like
  • The emotional roller coaster of hope and heartbreak as the parent of an addict
  • How her son went from death by overdose to alive and sober and successfully living in recovery
  • Why she started an online community just for moms of addicts and why it’s not on Facebook
  • The exact steps to take if you think you’re child/teen may be struggling with addiction
  • The life & death information you need to know about fentanyl

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