Mommy's on a Call - Wellness Tips, Entrepreneurship, Work-Life Balance, Self-Care Habits, Mindful Parenting, Modern Mom

Stephanie Uchima-Carney, Integrative Health Coach, Business Strategist

Wellness Simplified. Whole Health Strategies for Modern Moms. Do you feel like you’re constantly drained trying to figure out how to balance it all - pursuing your career or running a business while juggling your kids schedules and still finding time to prioritize your well-being? Do you wish you could stay consistent with eating healthy, self-care habits and achieving your wellness goals? Do you want to have more fun, build healthier habits, and make more aligned choices, so you can feel less stressed, more rested and more present everyday? I hear you mama. Mommy's on a Call is a podcast dedicated to educating, empowering and inspiring YOU, the modern mom, to get the most out of your life - yourself, your family, your work, and your relationships - with more intention, more laughter and more self-care every single unpredictable day. Through real and honest conversations with working moms (mom entrepreneurs, mom founders, CEO moms, career moms), subject matter experts, solo episodes, and more, the podcast goes behind-the-scenes to uncover the daily rituals, life lessons, real-life tactics and favorite tools to help you thrive in wellness and motherhood. My mission is to bring you the top working parent experts in multi-dimensional wellness, career and entrepreneurship, mindful parenting, holistic and integrative health, mindfulness, personal finance, spirituality and more. I’m Stephanie Uchima-Carney, a serial entrepreneur, MBA, Integrative Nutrition health coach and “xennial” mom of 3 little ones (ages 2, 4, and 7 years old). I left a corporate career to follow my intuition and embark on a mission to help other working moms, mom entrepreneurs and moms in transition succeed and flourish in their new season of life: motherhood. So grab your headphones, tell your kids you’re on the potty, and tune in weekly for some laughs, knowledge bombs and plenty of real talk with real moms (and maybe a dad or two). Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. And make sure to subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! Website // https://www.stephanieuchima.com/ Connect on Social // @StephanieUchima and @MommysonaCall Join the FREE Modern Mama Society // https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernbusinessmama

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122. Do You Struggle with Teaching Your Kids Financial Wellness? The Parenting Secrets Behind Raising Financial Grownups with Bobbi Rebell
Sep 22 2022
122. Do You Struggle with Teaching Your Kids Financial Wellness? The Parenting Secrets Behind Raising Financial Grownups with Bobbi Rebell
“The greatest gift you can give your children is your own financial independence when you get older so that they don't have to financially take care of you.” - Bobbi Rebell Bobbi Rebell is the author of Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner, the founder of Grownup Gear - merchandise to celebrate all the milestones of adulting, a former global business news anchor having worked at CNBC, CNN and Reuters - and the host of the Money Tips for Financial Grownups podcast, of which I am a guest as well! But on top of it all Bobbi is a mom of 3, a 14 year old and 2 step-children, ages 22 and 25, navigating motherhood as a blended family. In this episode, Bobbi and I chat about... Her experience becoming an instant mom of 3 in 2.5 years in a blended family while managing a full-time career as a TV anchorThe importance of her career to her identityHow she had to make hard career choices as a working mom based on the lifestyle and workplace cultureGoing on a “mentor tour” and tips on changing careers as a working momThe meaning of being a “financial grownup”3 tips on how to talk about finances with your kidsStrategies to avoid a scarcity mindset around money when talking to your kids Follow Bobbi at Website: www.bobbirebell.comInstagram: @bobbirebell1Book: Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart And if you want to check out my episode "Money Tips to build your kids financial habits early with Stephanie Uchima" on Bobbi's podcast "Money Tips for Financial Grownups" then head over to   Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
122. Do You Struggle with Teaching Your Kids Financial Wellness? The Parenting Secrets Behind Raising Financial Grownups with Bobbi Rebell
Sep 22 2022
122. Do You Struggle with Teaching Your Kids Financial Wellness? The Parenting Secrets Behind Raising Financial Grownups with Bobbi Rebell
“The greatest gift you can give your children is your own financial independence when you get older so that they don't have to financially take care of you.” - Bobbi Rebell Bobbi Rebell is the author of Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner, the founder of Grownup Gear - merchandise to celebrate all the milestones of adulting, a former global business news anchor having worked at CNBC, CNN and Reuters - and the host of the Money Tips for Financial Grownups podcast, of which I am a guest as well! But on top of it all Bobbi is a mom of 3, a 14 year old and 2 step-children, ages 22 and 25, navigating motherhood as a blended family. In this episode, Bobbi and I chat about... Her experience becoming an instant mom of 3 in 2.5 years in a blended family while managing a full-time career as a TV anchorThe importance of her career to her identityHow she had to make hard career choices as a working mom based on the lifestyle and workplace cultureGoing on a “mentor tour” and tips on changing careers as a working momThe meaning of being a “financial grownup”3 tips on how to talk about finances with your kidsStrategies to avoid a scarcity mindset around money when talking to your kids Follow Bobbi at Website: www.bobbirebell.comInstagram: @bobbirebell1Book: Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart And if you want to check out my episode "Money Tips to build your kids financial habits early with Stephanie Uchima" on Bobbi's podcast "Money Tips for Financial Grownups" then head over to   Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
121. Growth is Hard. Looking Inward to Move Forward After 3 Years of Podcasting.
Sep 9 2022
121. Growth is Hard. Looking Inward to Move Forward After 3 Years of Podcasting.
Celebrating 3 years of podcasting (and 2 years as the Mommy's on a Call podcast). What started as the Power Mom Minute evolved into Mommy's on a Call. Flash forward 120 episodes, 2 more babies, a global pandemic and THREE years later, Mommy’s on a Call has now reached thousands of listeners in over a dozen countries and is now ranked in the top 2% of podcasts globally. I’m not saying this to brag (although I am pretty proud of that), but more reflecting upon “what if I never launched?” As I reflected back on the last 3 years, I started reflecting upon what I'm struggling with right now and what does now look like in this new season of motherhood. And I want you to be part of this journey. I want to know what are you struggling with right now? What can I help you with? What do you want to learn and hear more about? Because I want to bring that to you. I want to bring interesting guests and content that excites you. I am so proud of the last 3 years of the show and I look forward to many more years to come! So please, share this podcast with your friends, share it on social media, and help continue to get the word out there. And if you haven't left a review, please do that because reviews also help gain awareness on Apple Podcasts. I appreciate all of your loyalty and for listening in even if this is your first episode or your 121th episode. Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
120. Overcoming Prenatal Depression, Taking Maternity Leave as a CEO and Revolutionizing Menstrual Health & Period Products with Lauren Schulte Wang, Founder & CEO of The Flex Co.
Aug 18 2022
120. Overcoming Prenatal Depression, Taking Maternity Leave as a CEO and Revolutionizing Menstrual Health & Period Products with Lauren Schulte Wang, Founder & CEO of The Flex Co.
Lauren Schulte Wang is the Founder and CEO of The Flex Co. She coined the term ‘menstrual disc’ in 2016 and created a new category in period care. Today, Flex is the #1 selling, sustainable period care company in America and is aiming to transform the lives of people with periods and offer period freedom Lauren is also the mom of a toddler, but expecting a second child in a few months. In this episode Lauren and I chatted about... Her battle with prenatal depression with her first childThe way she coped with prenatal depression and prevented postpartum depressionAll things menstrual health - yeast infections, periods, vaginal microbiomes and menstrual discsCashing out her 401K and joining Y CombinatorHow she pitched investors in a creative way to gain fundingHow she scaled her company as a CEO while on maternity leave --- As a Mommy’s on a Call listener, Flex is offering 10% off all products through the end of the year by using the Code: MOMMYCALL10 --- Follow Lauren at Website: www.flexfits.com (use code: MOMMYCALL10)Instagram: @laurenschultewang // @flex Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
118. The Positive Benefits of CBD for Moms on Sex, Sleep, and Stress and Lessons in Co-Parenting and Launching a Luxury Brand with Amanda Goetz, Founder & CEO of House of Wise
Jul 20 2022
118. The Positive Benefits of CBD for Moms on Sex, Sleep, and Stress and Lessons in Co-Parenting and Launching a Luxury Brand with Amanda Goetz, Founder & CEO of House of Wise
Amanda Goetz is a single mom of 3 kids and the founder & CEO of House of Wise, a luxury CBD company and wellness brand that empowers women to give more purposeful intention to their routines so they can take better control of their lives.  Her CBD products empower women to take control of their sleep, sex, strength and stress while also giving women the opportunity to create wealth by selling the products in a non-MLM sort of way. But Amanda’s journey has not always been easy. From infertility, miscarriage, a failed startup, divorce to leaving her role as the VP of Marketing of the Knot Worldwide in the middle of the pandemic while homeschooling 3 kids, Amanda is an inspiration to moms out there that you can do anything. In this episode, Amanda and I chatted about Co-parenting and dealing with divorce with little kidsRoles of primary and secondary parent in a co-parenting relationshipWays to implement co-parenting strategies when you are marriedStructuring work and family time, time blocking and being present with your childrenHer journey launching House of Wise, a luxury CBD and wellness brand, while still working as a CMO and solo parenting in a different state than her co-parentTactical step-by-step and tips on how to launch a product company - how to find a chemist, formulator, manufacturer, and co-packerHow to think about is there a market for your product - how to do market researchWhat makes a good CBD product?How can moms use CBD in their lives?How CBD can help with your sex life Follow Amanda at Website: houseofwise.co Instagram: @goetzam // @house__of__wiseTwitter: @AmandaMGoetz Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
117. Launching a Vitamin Company with 3 Kids Under 3 and Supporting Women’s Health Through Every Stage of Womanhood with Victoria Thain Gioia, Co-Founder of Perelel Health
Jul 7 2022
117. Launching a Vitamin Company with 3 Kids Under 3 and Supporting Women’s Health Through Every Stage of Womanhood with Victoria Thain Gioia, Co-Founder of Perelel Health
Victoria Thain Gioia is the co-founder of Perelel Health, the first and only OB/GYN-founded vitamin brand offering clean, targeted nutrition for each distinct stage of a woman’s reproductive life cycle.  Tori holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and has a background in Finance and Strategy working for many eCommerce companies like Olive & June, Carbon 38 and the Honest Company. But on top of it all, Tori is the mom to 3 littles ones ages 4 and under. In this episode, Victoria and I chatted about How she launched a company mid-pandemic with 3 kids ages 3 and under (including giving birth a week before launch)How she and her co-founder, Alex started with a mission (not a product) to create a company that helped millennial moms where they’re at and then figured out which idea to pursue.Victoria’s journey through motherhood and how her child’s cleft inspired the launch of Perelel HealthHow to create a product and brand that you can trustWhy they launched with 5 vitamin products vs. 1 and why the brand, story and customer’s journey played a huge role in their overall launch strategyThe important nutrients and vitamins you need during each stage of pregnancy and postpartum Perelel's targeted vitamins support a woman's health through all stages of motherhood from conception to each trimester of pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. They even just released a new formula targeting PCOS! To learn more and if you're interested in trying out Perelel, go to and use the code ONACALL20 for 20% off your first month. Follow Victoria at Website: perelelhealth.comIG: @perelelhealth // @vat26 Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
114. Supporting Working Parents Through Technology and Community + The Importance of Creativity with Sarah Dorsett, CEO of Nanit
May 11 2022
114. Supporting Working Parents Through Technology and Community + The Importance of Creativity with Sarah Dorsett, CEO of Nanit
Sarah Dorsett is CEO of Nanit, a high-growth baby tech company that supports the new parent journey with products that connect parents to their child’s development through powerful insights that improve the sleep and well-being of the entire family. She was previously the VP of ECommerce for Bed, Bath & Beyond and comes from a long standing career in the fashion and beauty industry. But above all, Sarah is the mom of 3 managing a family and a career. In this episode, Sarah and I talked about… The roles she plays at home and in the office with dual working parentsWhat she’s doing as CEO of Nanit to create an environment that supports working parents (especially for moms after returning from maternity leave)Her maternal experience in the demanding big retail worldHer jewelry side hustle where she channels her creativity called Parken JewelryThe two things she can’t leave the house without doing firstAdvice for entrepreneurs on go-to-market strategy and humanizing a technology productCreating a community around family Follow Sarah at Website: www.nanit.comIG: @get_nanitLinkedIn Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
112. Changing the Future of Company Culture for Working Parents and Advice For Moms Transitioning Back into the Workforce with Mary Beth Ferrante, Founder of WRK/360
Apr 21 2022
112. Changing the Future of Company Culture for Working Parents and Advice For Moms Transitioning Back into the Workforce with Mary Beth Ferrante, Founder of WRK/360
Mary Beth Ferrante is a mom of 2 and advocates for creating inclusive workplaces for parents.  She is the Founder of WRK/360, a community and leadership development platform for working parents and leaders that care with the goal of providing tools and resources to build and transform company culture to support the spectrum of care for employees. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and most recently her out of the office email response went viral. In this episode Mary Beth and I chatted about… How she implements the Fair Play system in her houseHer experience working in the corporate strategy space and returning to work after her first maternity leave which led her to start building her own company on the sideGoing from the breadwinner in the relationship to the uncertainty of a steady paycheck Advice for things you look for in a company and ask for in an interview if you’re switching jobs or looking to go back to the workforce?The story behind her viral out of office postAdvice for employers and leaders on how they can make change within, set boundaries and model behaviorAdvice for moms if you’re going back into the workforce after having a large gap because you took time off to be a mom - how to add motherhood skills to your resume Find more resources at Follow Mary Beth at Website: wrk360.comIG: @wrk360official // @mb_ferrante Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
111. Microbiomes 101: Probiotics, Vaginal Microbiomes, and the Impact of Microbes in Moms and Babies with Ara Katz, Co-Founder of Seed
Apr 14 2022
111. Microbiomes 101: Probiotics, Vaginal Microbiomes, and the Impact of Microbes in Moms and Babies with Ara Katz, Co-Founder of Seed
Ara Katz is a mother, entrepreneur, author and wellness expert. She is the co-founder of microbial sciences company Seed Health and consumer innovations brand, Seed. Ara's first pregnancy and breastfeeding experience led her to the microbiome and inspired her personal mission to explore the importance and impact of microbes.  At Seed Health, she leads fundraising, design thinking, brand, insights, commercialization, and the company’s translational work in science communication and storytelling.  Ara lives in Venice, California with her husband and six-year-old son, Pax and is currently pregnant with her second child. In this episode, Ara and I chatted about The invisible work - childcare and the roles her and her spouse play as two hard-working startup foundersMindset going into having two childrenHow her mom’s pancreatic cancer inspired her to dive deep into health, care for our bodies and preventative healthHow her miscarriage before her current child was an eye opener to what she wanted to do with her lifeWhat is seeding?The effect of microbes in the prenatal period, birth and environmentalWhat is vaginal swabbing and the effect of breastfeeding on the child’s microbiomeThe differences in vaginal microbiome and how that can affect reproductive healthWhat she prioritizes in wellness everyday   SPECIAL OFFER: 15% YOUR ORDER AT SEED WITH CODE: MOMMYSONACALL Seed has generously offered 15% off your entire order if you use the code MOMMYSONACALL. If you haven’t tried the adult version of Seed (DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic) then now’s the time to try both the adult and kid versions (PDS-08™ Pediatric Daily Synbiotic) and get 15% your order. Disclaimer: Seed is not sponsoring this podcast and I am not an affiliate for their products (at least right now). I am a huge advocate for improving the future generations of health and just excited to be a part of sharing their science-backed products. Follow Ara at Website: seed.comIG: @arakatz / @seed Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
110. Never Give Up: Lessons Learned in Entrepreneurship and on the Sports Field with Kate Torgersen, Founder of Milk Stork
Mar 23 2022
110. Never Give Up: Lessons Learned in Entrepreneurship and on the Sports Field with Kate Torgersen, Founder of Milk Stork
Kate Torgersen is the Founder & CEO of Milk Stork, the first-ever breast milk shipping company and the mom to 3 amazing kids (including 1 set of twins). What started off as a bootstrapped side hustle to her full-time 18 year corporate career at Clif Bar all while raising 3 kids under 3, has turned into a venture-backed company changing the landscape of working motherhood and travel. In this episode, Kate and I chatted about… The importance of sports as a learning zone for kids in building grit and endurance in lifeLife while working full-time at Clif Bar with 3 kids under 3 and launching Milk Stork late at night to transitioning from full-time to part-time to leaving to go all-inHow she made the decision between her career and entrepreneurshipWhy she didn’t quit on her idea and how she scaled quicklyHer daily wellness routineHow she adjusted the company in the beginning of the pandemic when travel stoppedHow sports made her a better entrepreneur Follow Kate at... Website: www.milkstork.comIG: @milkstork // @milkstorkmama Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
107. Staying Calm: Learning to Manage Stress, Teaching Kids How to Express Emotion and Co-Parenting without Communication with Dr. Alison Mitzner
Feb 22 2022
107. Staying Calm: Learning to Manage Stress, Teaching Kids How to Express Emotion and Co-Parenting without Communication with Dr. Alison Mitzner
Dr. Alison Mitzner is a single mom of 2 (ages 8 and 10), board-certified pediatrician, family wellness and fitness expert, and passionate supporter of parents feeling calm, confident, and healthy.  After attending medical school in Syracuse and completing her residency on Long Island, Dr. Mitzner worked at a private practice in Manhattan and is now a senior director at a major pharmaceutical company in worldwide safety and regulatory.  She is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, Calm and Confident Parenting where she shares proven strategies and tools for making small changes to your mindset, routine, and habits to help parents raise their children with calm confidence. In this episode, Dr. Alison and I chatted about… How she structures her day to be able to fit in her full-time career, 2 kids and side hustle as a single momMost important aspects moms should focus on to start feeling less burnout and stress: exercise and sleepStarting with working on yourself and learning how you deal with stressful situationsHow to co-parent and keep consistency with your children when you barely communicate with the other co-parentTeaching kids how to express their emotions so that they can learn tools to stay calm Follow Dr. Alison Mitzner at Website: www.dralisonmitzner.comIG: @dralisonmitzner ----- Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
106. The 3 S’s: Sugar, Sleep and Sex - All About Toxins, Children’s Health, Day Dates and Boundaries with Dr. Natasha Beck (aka Dr. Organic Mommy)
Feb 10 2022
106. The 3 S’s: Sugar, Sleep and Sex - All About Toxins, Children’s Health, Day Dates and Boundaries with Dr. Natasha Beck (aka Dr. Organic Mommy)
Dr. Natasha Beck is a parenting expert and the founder of Dr. Organic Mommy, an online resource focused on pregnancy, parenting, nutrition and non-toxic living.  She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in pediatric neuropsychology from Pepperdine and has a Master’s in Public Health, specializing in child and family health from USC’s Keck School of Medicine. But above all she is the mom of 3 (ages 3, 5 and 7) with a 4th little one on the way (due Feb 2022) and is married to her high school sweetheart. While the conversation was going to be all about environmental toxins and children’s diets, we digressed and spent a lot of time talking about how she maintains a thriving relationship with her husband (hint: the secret is in her day dates) and all about boundaries and how she teaches her kids about them. In this episode, Natasha and I talk about… Her childhood diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia which started her passion for working with children to find ways to help them with disorders - so she majored in psychology and neuroscience Her experience researching the impact of diet on children’s behavior and how when she changed her own diet and it started to help her ADHD symptoms How she communicates with her own children about making healthy eating choices Sugar consumption in kids and how to find better alternatives What started her deep dive into environmental toxins began when her son was hospitalized at 7 weeks for 29 days 3 helpful tips and easy resources for parents who want to start looking at eliminating everyday environmental toxins Her morning routine (she’s a morning person) in which she incorporates many things to help set her mindset for the day and the importance of setting her circadian rhythm Her secrets to maintaining a healthy relationship - especially being married to her high school sweetheart The rules of her day dates and how to make them successful Teaching kids boundaries and how to communicate them What to do when you lose your temper at your kids Follow Dr. Natasha Beck at Website: www.drorganicmommy.com IG: @dr.organicmommy ----- Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
105. Feel Like You’re At War with Your Toddler? How to Deal with Tantrums, Toddlerdom and Postpartum Depression Through Mindfulness and Intentional Play with Michelle Tangeman, LMFT
Jan 27 2022
105. Feel Like You’re At War with Your Toddler? How to Deal with Tantrums, Toddlerdom and Postpartum Depression Through Mindfulness and Intentional Play with Michelle Tangeman, LMFT
Michelle Tangeman is a mom of two and a licensed therapist specializing in maternal mental health and pediatric behavior support.  She is also the founder of Thriving Toddler, an online resource that helps parents navigate toddlerdom and the preschool years, and she is the co-host of Parenting Understood, a research-based parenting podcast with Dr. Erin O'Connor from NYU. In this episode, Michelle and I talk about Her attempt to wean the pacifier - as mom vs. therapist.Staying on the same parenting page with your partner. What does the conversation look like? And how to set boundaries.Her journey and how her children were the catalyst to start her private practice and Thriving ToddlerThe importance of taking action toward your goals even if it’s small stepsAdvice on small things she does to instill mindfulness in her young kidsHer experience with postpartum depression (PPD) and how she works with clients to work through itImportance of sleep, building inner strength and self-careHow to react to toddler tantrums both toward the child and within yourself - some of these practices are great for any anxiety-driven or heat-of-the-moment type of situations Follow Michelle at... Websites: michelletangeman.com // thrivingtoddler.comIG: @thriving.toddler ----- Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima
103. Reinvent Yourself: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty and Navigating Career Aspirations as a Working Mom with Shanna Hocking
Jan 19 2022
103. Reinvent Yourself: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty and Navigating Career Aspirations as a Working Mom with Shanna Hocking
Shanna Hocking is a thought leader, keynote speaker, podcast host of One Bold Move A Day, and author of a forthcoming book on women and leadership, as well as the former Associate VP at a global pediatric hospital. She recently left her role in 2022 to focus full time on Hocking Leadership Her expertise has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Chicago Tribune, American Express Business Insights, Today.com, The Muse, and Thrive Global, among others.  Shanna is committed to helping women thrive at work and home, which she navigates, too, as a wife and proud mother of a 7th grader. In this episode, Shanna and I chat about…As a working mom, how you can be a role model for your teamThe idea of the “primary parent” and how her husband played that role despite being dual working parentsHow to have conversations about careers in your relationshipHow to mentally get to the place to outsource thingsWho is in her personal board of advisors for career, leadership and life adviceHer definition of rest - doing things that fuel youWays she’s been a leader to her team during the pandemic and what policies she created to helpHow to maintain and lead a work from home team Follow Shanna at... Website: www.shannaahocking.comIG: @ShannaAHocking ----- Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's WebsiteIG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima