Real Life Momz

Lisa Foster

Parenting is challenging but so rewarding. And it wouldn't be the same without the advice, guidance, and support from new and experienced moms going through the daily issues of motherhood. Each week in this podcast, our goal is simple - to discuss parenting topics that affect all of us. We'll share our personal insights and resources, our humor and frustrations as we bond together to form a supportive community. Like old friends....like Real Life Momz. Follow Real Life Momz Podcast and join facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/ to become part of this interactive group. read less

Why Middle School Is So Tricky with Jessica Speer
4d ago
Why Middle School Is So Tricky with Jessica Speer
This week we tackle the "tricky" Middle School Years.  Join me and my wonderful guest, Jessica Speer, the award-winning author of “BFF or NRF "(Not Really Friends) and “A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, and Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised.”  Jessica’s interactive books for preteens and teens entertain readers while exploring social-emotional topics. Blending humor, a dash of science, stories, and insights, her writing unpacks the social stuff that surfaces during childhood and adolescence.  Jessica and I discuss how children change physically, mentally, and emotionally during the formative middle school years and their tendency to fluctuate between friendships as their identities and interests continue to evolve.  Resources:  Books (As an Amazon affiliate, at no extra cost to you, we will earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.)   BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships by Jessica Speer   Middle School―Safety Goggles Advised by Jessica Speer   The Phone Book by Jessica Speer   Guest Website: https://jessicaspeer.com/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessica_speer_author/   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUjYFOUUwHn3Hhqe0FV5AHg   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-speer-46b6457/   Real Life Momz: https://www.reallifemomz.com/   Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more? Subscribe to  Real Life Momz, and for just $1.99 a month, you will receive access to all archived ad-free episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and monthly bonus content. And subscribers-only will have access to upcoming topics and the ability to ask upcoming guests questions. When you subscribe and opt-in to receive emails, you can have your questions answered on the podcast. So click here and subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Supporting Your Child's Development Through Language with Lenora Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP
Jan 10 2023
Supporting Your Child's Development Through Language with Lenora Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP
Join me this week as we discuss children’s language development.  My guest this week is the wonderful Lenora Edwards, an ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Chief Knowledge Officer with Better Speech. Lenora has worked with individuals of all ages ranging from young children learning self-expression to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become more fluent and effective communicators.  Lenora and I discuss how to encourage the dynamics of language development in the home setting, when and when not to be concerned about a child’s communication progress -  and how the pandemic may have affected our children's overall language development. Resources:  Better Speech is an online speech therapy company that has been providing professional, affordable, and convenient speech therapy services for over a decade. https://www.betterspeech.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterspeech/  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/yourbetterspeech/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-speech/mycompany/  Real Life Momz https://www.reallifemomz.com/    Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click here for access https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Intentional Parenting With Rocio Perez
Dec 27 2022
Intentional Parenting With Rocio Perez
Join me and my wonderful guest, Rocio Perez, as we discuss the importance of parenting with intention.  We talk about the meaningfulness of how we as parents respond to our children and make choices for them - and the long-term positive ripple effects this can have on their lives. Rocio is the creator of "7 Steps to Becoming A More Intentional Leadership” coaching process and wrote the international best-selling book, “Unstoppable: 7 Steps to Becoming a More Intentional Leader” to support individuals in creating and living a life they love.  She developed The MindShift Game to help people be more courageous, boost their confidence, expand their vision, own their power, and elevate their energy to achieve their desires.  Rocio joins me as we discuss parenting with intention.  Resources:  Book: Unstoppable: 7 Steps to Becoming a More Intentional Leader, Rocio Perez (Note: As an Amazon affiliate, at no extra cost to you, we will earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.) Website: https://www.themindshiftgame.com/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rocio-perez-global-leader/  Real Life Momz website: https://www.reallifemomz.com/  Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Words You've Never Heard Me Say with Jaime, Frank and Kell Farmer
Dec 16 2022
Words You've Never Heard Me Say with Jaime, Frank and Kell Farmer
We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary with our top 5 episodes of the year. At #1 Words You've Never Heard Me Say with Jaime, Frank and Kell Farmer This week on Real Life Momz, we discuss autism. I am honored to have Jaime, Frank, and Kell Farmer join me - Kell was diagnosed with Autism at an early age and has been unable to express himself verbally for most of his life.   Jaime and Frank share their story of strength together and how Kell found his voice through a new therapy called S2C. With this miraculous therapy and for the first time in 15 years, they can finally have a conversation with their son.   We learn about Kell’s beautiful journey, and we hear from him DIRECTLY about his experiences with autism and his message for other parents and children dealing with the same condition.  Join us on our Real Life Momz Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/, where we will continue to connect and share resources.  Resources:  Book: Underestimated: An Autism Miracle by J.B. Handley (Note: As an Amazon affiliate, at no extra cost to you, we will earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.) Kell's blog: http://www.wordsyouveneverheardmesay.com/   Resource website for spellers and parents (how to find a practitioner): https://i-asc.org/  Clinic in VA (all practitioners are trained at this clinic): growingkidstherapy.com Real Life Momz website: https://www.reallifemomz.com/ Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Maintaining A Close Relationship With Your Teen
Dec 15 2022
Maintaining A Close Relationship With Your Teen
We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary with our top 5 episodes of the year. At #2 Maintaining A Close RElatiobship With Your Teen Please join me for my wonderful conversation with Jenny Hecht, LCSW. Jenny is a therapist and advocate with over 20-years of experience working with middle and high school students. With her professional youth training, hear her fascinating observations and eye-opening personal insights as she too experiences parenting a teen.    Jenny shares a unique perspective of what our teens encounter and how we, as parents can maintain and evolve our relationships as they go through these critical growth phases of their lives.  You won’t want to miss this episode! Join us after the episode on our Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/ for more stories and conversations about this topic or any other parenting topic. Links to resources mentioned in this episode:  (Note: This is an affiliate link, at no extra cost to you, but we will earn a small commission on this purchase) * Brainstorm,  https://amzn.to/3tETmEN *Untangled,  https://amzn.to/32aJ04b Real Life Momz website: www.reallifemomz.com Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Postpartum Anxiety
Dec 13 2022
Postpartum Anxiety
We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary with our top 5 episodes of the year. At #4 is Postpartum Anxiety In this weekś episode, we discuss postpartum anxiety.  We are honored to speak with Allison Lieberman, a licensed marriage and family therapist, postpartum anxiety expert, mom of 2, and 2x postpartum anxiety survivor. She is the host of The New Mama Mentor® Podcast.   Allison is the co-founder of Rooted in Harmony Counseling, a California-based group therapy practice dedicated to helping moms with anxiety, relationships, and parenting.  Allison educates us about postpartum anxiety through her personal story and clinical experience. She shares her valuable resources with us and discusses how we can also advocate for spreading awareness so we can continue to help new moms.  Resources: (Note: These are Amazon affiliate links at no extra cost to you, but we will earn a small commission on qualifying purchases)  Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, Karen Klieman  This Isn´t What I Expected, Karen Klieman Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/  Rooted in Harmony Counseling website: https://www.rihcounseling.com  The New Mama Mentor® Podcast RLM Favorite Developmental Products: https://www.reallifemomz.com/p/rlm-favorite-developmental-products/ RLM Favorite Products (products recommended by our guests and community): https://www.reallifemomz.com/p/real-life-momz-favorites/ Real Life Momz website: https://www.reallifemomz.com Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Enough Is Enough; Talking Gun Violence
Dec 12 2022
Enough Is Enough; Talking Gun Violence
We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary with our top 5 episodes of the year.  At #5 Enough is Enough; Talking Gun Violence This week on Real Life Momz, we discuss the sensitive topic of gun violence in America. We are honored to speak with Jenny Guenther - mother of two tweens, a Pediatric Physical Therapist, and a Moms Demand Action volunteer.  Jenny shares the reality and frightening statistics of gun violence toward children and discusses current and pending “gun sense laws.” Most of all, Jenny shares how even one person can make a difference to help keep our loved ones safe and how she and so many other parents are getting involved to support necessary legislation for change.   Join us on our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/so we continue to band together in the fight against gun violence.   Resources:   Moms Demands Action: https://momsdemandaction.org/  To find your local chapter, text READY to 64433 To find your local legislator: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/  Real Life Momz website: www.reallifemomz.com Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
How To Support Teens To Own Their Story With Nellie Harden
Dec 6 2022
How To Support Teens To Own Their Story With Nellie Harden
This week we are talking about the basic needs of our teens and helping them to develop their narrative and inner voice. We discuss the importance of supporting our teens not to get stuck in the dizzying maze of social comparison and perfectionism.  We are joined by the incredible Nellie Harden - wife and mom of four teen daughters, author, speaker, podcaster of the 6570 Family Project, retired homeschooling parent, and adventure chaser.    Nellie is a Christian Family Life & Leadership Coach who focuses on helping parents and their teen daughters to recognize their inner strengths and uniqueness - and help them to establish a solid foundation to build the rest of their life on.  We discuss it all.  You won’t want to miss this one. Join us on our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz, where we can continue to connect and share stories and resources. Resources: Website: https://www.nellieharden.com/ 5 Things Your Teens Need Right Now: https://www.nellieharden.com/5needs Family Architects: https://www.nellieharden.com/community Daughter Decoder Workshop: https://www.nellieharden.com/daughterdecoder 6570 Podcast https://www.nellieharden.com/podcast Real Life Momz Website: https://www.reallifemomz.com/ Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Attention Deficit Disorder with Dr. Susan Landers
Nov 29 2022
Attention Deficit Disorder with Dr. Susan Landers
Join us this week as we discuss  Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD & ADHD) with Dr. Susan Landers. Dr. Landers is a NICU-specialized Neonatologist with over thirty years of experience - and a mother of three grown children.  She supports mothers with her informative social media posts and blog, and she authored a fabulous new book., “So Many Babies: My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career and Motherhood” - an essential (and powerful) resource for mothers.  Susan’s journey is a personal one, as her youngest child was diagnosed with ADHD. She shares her experience as a mother and her vast medical knowledge as we discuss the topic of Attention Deficit Disorder.  Join us on our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/, where we will continue to connect and share resources.  Resources:   Website: https://healthychildren.org/ Dr. Susan Landers https://susanlandersmd.com So Many Babies, By Susan Landers, MD (Note: As an Amazon affiliate, at no extra cost to you, we will earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.) Real Life Momz Website: https://www.reallifemomz.com/ Do you love the Real Life Momz Podcast and want more access? Subscribe to Real Life Momz, and you will receive access to all archived episodes from past seasons, early access to new episodes, and bonus content, including monthly behind-the-scenes with our guests, all ad-free. Click on the link to subscribe today. https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/subscribe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message
Sex Education For Parents with Dr. Lori Reichel
Nov 8 2022
Sex Education For Parents with Dr. Lori Reichel
This week we are talking about sex!  Join me for my enlightening conversation with Dr. Lori Reichel, a school health educator with 25+ years of working with children. She is a former National Health Education Professional of the Year and New York State Health Teacher of the Year and currently teaches full-time at the SUNY at Cortland. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Lori is also the creator of the TALK Puberty app and a podcast titled "The Puberty Prof" to help equip parents and other caregivers to talk with children about puberty and other growing-up topics. Lori shares with us that it’s not just about the mechanics of sex that we need to talk about, but we also need to discuss what a healthy relationship is, how to know, develop and sustain trust, and what love is. Join us on our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/reallifemomz/, where we can continue sharing resources and having conversations. Resources: Dr. Lori Reichel website: https://www.lorireichel.com/ Real Life Momz website: https:/www.reallifemomz.com https://www.loveisrespect.org/ Books: Boys & Sex, Peggie Orenstein Girls & Sex, Peggie Orenstein Common questions children ask about puberty, By Lori Reichel It takes a lot of caffeine to keep up with kids, so if you would like to support the Real Life Momz Podcast, please buy us a cup of coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/reallifemomz --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reallifemomz/message