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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 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 24, 2021

Nikki Tucker is a 16 year Finance Professional, Divorce Financial Strategist, and founder of The FIIRM Approach. She is also a mom of a teenage boy, part-time foodie, and oat milk latte lover who helps female breadwinners prepare their finances for divorce. She helps those early in the divorce process gain clarity and reduce overwhelm by arming them with information, strategies, and resources to confidently maintain their financial security whether they end up divorced or not.  Nikki primarily works with clients through her signature program Silent Preparation Series which has both on-demand and live learning options.

Listen in to here Nikki share:

  • Why divorce can be empowering and positive and liberating
  • Why she has chosen to work exclusively with women in her business
  • Why it’s crucial for women to be financially independent regardless of the status of your marriage
  • Why financial independence is an insurance policy for women
  • How she works with women as a Divorce Financial Strategist
  • The two questions she helps women answer when they are considering divorce
  • The biggest myths about divorce that keep women in unhealthy marriages
  • How to redefine family in the face of divorce
  • How the pandemic is impacting divorce scenarios and divorce rates
  • Her “Bid ADO” philosophy (that you need now!)

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  • Bulldog Online Yoga: Head to bulldogonline.com and use promo code SHAMELESS for a 30 day free trial and 50% off your next month!

 

Feb 22, 2021

If you were to sit down and make a list of all the identities you hold, what would be on your list?  I made a quick list recently.

I hold the following identities (in no particular order):

woman, mom, wife, infertility warrior, anxiety manager, speaker, leader, hetero, cisgender, white, Seattleite, athlete, skier, writer, ally, podcaster, daughter, sister, business owner, child of divorce, 18 year entrepreneur, CEO, advocate

I’m sure I could come up with even more layers to my identity if I gave it more thought.  We are made up of SO MANY layers.  This makes each of us a true unicorn.

As we navigate our lives, we have the opportunity to embrace different layers of our identity in different ways during different seasons of life.  What layers are you leaning into right now?  What ones are most significant to you as we sit here in 2021?

You get to choose which parts of yourself you really want to lean into at any time.  So, how do you lean into the most powerful parts of yourself?  Here are a few tips:

  • Take responsibility for the stories you hold around your identities
  • Call yourself by your titles - out loud in front of other people
  • Find people who share your identities and be in community with them

In this episode, I talk you through how to lean into the layers of your identity that mean the most to you and have the most potential to deeply impact the world. 

 

Feb 17, 2021

Rho Thomas is an attorney, mindset strategist, and personal finance coach who believes that true wealth is having control of your time. She helps lawyers make intentional lifestyle and money decisions to regain control of their time, build wealth, and live the lives of freedom and choice they deserve. She has been featured in outlets such as Yahoo! Finance, Refinery29, and Mic and hosts the Wealthyesque podcast, which explores how lawyers can achieve lifestyle freedom by reframing their mindset and by managing their money to achieve financial independence.

Listen in to hear Rho share:

  • How she has restructured her law career during the pandemic in order to step out of the hustle
  • How her and her husbands’ money stories around being raised by single moms on very limited incomes influenced them
  • How they ended up $670,000 in debt after having their first child
  • How they found hope and inspiration to start paying off their debt
  • The first strategic steps they took to start working on their debt
  • How paying down debt built her confidence and created momentum in her life
  • Why financial independence is a form of self care
  • How to rejigger finances based on what brings you joy - instead of mindlessly
  • How women are conditioned to shrink around money and finances and how to build financial confidence
  • The difference between media messages around money for women vs men
  • How she juggles motherhood, marriage, being a lawyer, and running her business to support women and finances
  • How Kobe Bryant’s death inspired her to start her business

Links mentioned:

Book: Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicky Robin

Website: Rho Thomas

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  • Talkspace: To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to www.talkspace.com/, Make sure to use the code SHAMELESS to get $100 off your first month and show your support for the show.

 

Feb 15, 2021

We are coming up on a full 12 months of enduring a pandemic that we initially thought would last 2-6 weeks.  How are you?  No, really?

This time is very much like navigating Newbornland - that phase when you’re totally sleep deprived, but you’ve been sleep deprived for so long that it just feels normal and you don’t know what it feels like to actually be rested.  That’s where we’re at. 

We’ve been in survival mode for a year.  So long that it feels normal and we don’t remember what it feels like to not have to juggle constant worry and uncertainty. 

So, in the face of this chronic worry and uncertainty, how are you holding on to hope, power, and connection?  We must be able to harness these if we are to stay sane and functional. 

In this episode I’ll give you tactical steps to restore hope, power, and connection in your everyday life. 

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Feb 10, 2021

Shaunda Head is a Shameless Mom to her 2 year old daughter and a Shameless full time caretaker of her 96 year old Granny.  She is also an Atlanta-based brand strategist and digital marketer who helps women align ALL THE THINGS in their brand so that their brand message can impact more powerfully. She creates and implements strategies in marketing, branding and copy to help her clients SHOW UP as their whole selves, and drive higher connection with their true, dream clients.

Shaunda has 16 years of experience, including brand design, marketing, communications and business development for global companies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UPS and E! Entertainment Television. She now coaches and consults for emerging and growing entrepreneurs — past clients consist of coaches, podcasters, stylists, therapists, bloggers, e-commerce site owners and more.

Listen in to hear Shaunda share:

  • How she juggles taking care of her 96 year old grandmother and 2 year old daughter full time - while running her business from home
  • How she leans into flow and alignment to thrive in her life and grow her business
  • How she started relying on her intuition and shut out the noise in 2020
  • How she leveraged being the only Black person and the only woman in many spaces inspired her career
  • What it’s like to be a caretaker in a multigenerational household
  • The decision process of bringing her grandmother to live with her immediately following the loss of her mother
  • How taking care of her grandmother prepared her for motherhood
  • What she wants her daughter to remember about growing up in a multigenerational household
  • The biggest gifts and biggest challenges of being a caregiver to 2 generations at the same time

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Feb 8, 2021

Months of unpredictability, instability, and chaos can leave a mama feeling disoriented, exhausted, and chronically overwhelmed. 

I know I’ve been feeling this as the last year has started to catch up with me. 

One of the things that really helped me to start feeling grounded again was to identify a few “anchors” that can consistently connect me back to who I am becoming, how I want to show up, and how I have promised to take exquisite care of myself this year.

The anchors I identified for myself are:

  1. Self Trust
  2. Nourishment
  3. Nimbleness
  4. Deep Work 

In this episode, I explain what each of these anchors look like for me and how I’m consistently returning to them to stay grounded this year.

If these anchors appeal to you - STEAL THEM!  They are all yours!  And if they aren’t quite the ones for you, this episode will help you discern some other ones that might be a good fit for you.

2021 is your year to take back the reins and double down on YOU. 

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Feb 3, 2021

Dayna Parish Dennis is a wife, Shameless Mom, and doctor. Originally from Oklahoma, she relocated to the Bay Area to complete her residency in pediatrics. She has served patients in low income, urgent care, private practice, and Hospitalist settings, and just recently made partner at a multi-specialty group practice in the Bay Area.  She speaks a couple of languages, loves reading books with happy endings, and raising 2 free Black children.

Listen in to hear Dayna share:

  • What it’s like to be a doctor in this pandemic
  • How she’s managing her mental health as a physician, wife, mom, and woman during this time
  • What it was like to be the only Black person in her medical school class
  • The pressure of being the sole Black representative in conversations around race
  • The relief she found in moving from Oklahoma to Oakland for residency and to work with other Black doctors
  • How her employer (Kaiser Permanente) responded to George Floyd’s death and supported the Black Lives Matter movement
  • The benefits she’s seeing in living through this pandemic and why we need not desire going “back to normal”
  • The power in making partner in her medical practice this year
  • The legacy she is building to show her daughters that Black girls can do anything

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Feb 1, 2021

Rae McDaniel, MEd, LCPC, CST (They/Them) is a Gender and Certified Sex Therapist and Coach who works with folks feeling anxious and lost about a transition they’re experiencing in sex, gender, sexual identity, or relationships.  Rae also provides consultation & training for professionals and organizations wishing to uplevel their knowledge and expertise in these areas.

Rae is the founder of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy group practice in Chicago, and GenderFck: The Club, an online group coaching community designed to help transgender/non-binary/questioning folks transition with less suffering and more ease.

Listen in to hear Rae share:

  • Their experience growing up adopted into a family of evangelical christian missionary puppeteers
  • The evolution of their identity from bisexual to queer to non binary
  • The relief of coming out as non binary
  • Why not everyone in your life needs to know all the ins and outs of your identity and how you can prioritize safety when coming out
  • How gender exists on a spectrum, not just two categories of male and female
  • Why they are having top surgery and how they came to this decision
  • Why they use they/them pronouns and why pronouns matter
  • Why it’s inaccurate to refer to someone’s pronouns as their “preferred pronouns”
  • How they are working to take the suffering out of transitioning for trans people

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Connect with Rae: Practical Audacity

Join Rae’s Genderfck program

Rae on IG/FB: @practicalaudacity

 

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