The Mama Instincts Podcast

Carolina @ Mama Instincts

The Mama Instincts Podcast - a podcast for moms that want to confidently raise happy, healthy and mindful children by connecting with their intuition, learning about alternative parenting ways and living a more natural life. Join me, and hundreds of mothers, on this journey of becoming a more peaceful, intuitive and loving mom. This podcast covers: Positive Parenting, Intuitive Parenting, Mindfulness, Self-Care for moms and Natural Living. **New episodes every Wednesday**

Episode 32: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children Series: Positive Discipline
Dec 23 2020
Episode 32: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children Series: Positive Discipline
I recently posted this quote on Instagram about discipline and many of you responded with questions on how to effectively discipline so children develop cooperation, problem solving, compassion, respect and other important life skills. There is not one right way to discipline that works for every child in every situation, but on this episode I share with you tips that will help you pick a response that fits each unique situation. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to listen to parenting advice with an open mind, filter it and implement what works for your family. Why you want to be your child's coach, and not just a dictator.How to raise children who cooperate with you because they understand "the why" and not because they are complying out of fear of you, your reaction or something they want being taken away from them. The goal is for children to do the right thing, because they understand it is the right thing to do.The importance of your children understanding why we're disciplining them.What effect positive discipline has on our children's emotional intelligence. Tips and creative solutions for setting boundaries and disciplining from a place of love. After listening to this episode you will have tools to discipline your children effectively and from a place of love so that you can raise emotionally intelligent children. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instincts
Episode 29: Returning to Work While Breastfeeding: Tips from Certified Lactation Counselor Jada Glover
Dec 2 2020
Episode 29: Returning to Work While Breastfeeding: Tips from Certified Lactation Counselor Jada Glover
Breastfeeding is great for our babies, but it can be tricky sometimes when mom is retuning to work. Jada Glover, a Certified Lactation Counselor shares with us very useful and practical tips on how breastfeeding moms can make a smooth and successful transition from home back to work.  On this episode Mama Instincts and Certified Lactation Consultant Jada talk about: How to trouble shoot breastfeeding issues - most issues can be worked through so don’t give up hope!Tips for a smooth transition from home to workRecommendations on everything from bottles and pumps to bras and nursing padsWhat kind of milk stashes moms really need before heading back to workGeneral schedules for breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding baby when you return to workTips for maximizing milk supply and how to deal with decreased milk productionSelf care tips including ideas for how your partner can support you and babyBreastfeeding and pumping rights provided as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 After listening to this episode you will be empowered to prepare yourself and your baby for a smooth transition from breastfeeding at home to returning to work. You will feel confident to trust your instincts and your bond with your baby as you create a new healthy lifestyle for you and your baby as a working mom. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instinctsjoin our free private Facebook group
Episode 22: My Favorite Parenting Tool to Get Children to Cooperate: The Power of Offering Options
Nov 6 2019
Episode 22: My Favorite Parenting Tool to Get Children to Cooperate: The Power of Offering Options
There are times when kids feel as if they have no control over anything and then there are times when there are so many options that it's completely overwhelming to them. Both situations can lead to meltdowns or frustration. But this simple trick will help your child feel like they have some control in their life while also maintaining boundaries. Give your child the option to choose. Broccoli or peas? Painting or play dough? Quiet time or book time? Puzzles or Legos?  On this podcast episode I talk to you about: How you can empower your children by giving them choicesFinding opportunities to offer your child choicesHow to keep it simple so it's more effectiveHow giving your children choices actually prepares them for the futureHow giving choices actually helps to set boundariesWhat you need to know before offering choicesThe right and the not-so-right way to offer choices After listening to this episode you will see the benefit to both you and your child that comes from giving choices. And most likely, this will become an important parenting tool for you, just like it has for our family. For full show notes, click here. -- *The Mama Instincts Podcast is sponsored by one of my favorite products: Regular Girl - a symbiotic blend of soluble fiber and probiotics. Use code MAMA at checkout to get 10% off your first order. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instinctsjoin our free private Facebook group
Episode 15: Why You Need to Create a Self-Care Nook and How to Create One
Jun 19 2019
Episode 15: Why You Need to Create a Self-Care Nook and How to Create One
As moms we tend to put ourselves last, especially when we have young kids. Sometimes even the thought of making time for ourselves can sound stressful because time is one of the things we all could use more of. But in order to be a peaceful, patient and loving parent you need to feel this way inside first. How can we accomplish this easily? By practicing self-care! Self-care doesn't need to be hard, elaborate nor take a lot of time. And the easiest way to practice self-care and to recharge yourself is to carve out a little space in your home for you. Having a space in your home that is dedicated to self-care is a physical reminder of how important it is to take time for you, mama. To refresh and recharge yourself so that you can tackle the rest of your life with vigor. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: A simple change you can make in your physical space to help you to be a happier, more peaceful parentWhy every mom needs a self-care nook, even when she doesn't think she needs itHow to set up a self-care nook in your homeWhat kind of items should be in your self-care nook After listening to this episode you will be inspired to make a space in your home for YOU. This will be a reminder for you to take care of yourself physically and mentally, in order to maintain your happiness and to be a more peaceful parent. For full show notes and resources click here. *The Mama Instincts Podcast is proudly sponsored by Regular Girl - a symbiotic blend of soluble fiber and probiotics. Use code MAMA at checkout to get 10% off your first order. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instinctsjoin our free private Facebook group
Episode 14: How to Get Your Child to Cooperate Without Tears
Jun 12 2019
Episode 14: How to Get Your Child to Cooperate Without Tears
How do you get your child to cooperate? And is it possible to get your child to cooperate in a happy manner and without tears? Yes! Teaching cooperation in children is not only an important lifeskill they need to develop but it's essential to have a happy home life. On this podcast episode I am going to show you how to get your child to cooperate using positive parenting strategies. In other words, you will learn how to get your child to cooperate without having to raise your voice, demand it and without having to deal with power struggles. These strategies teach children how to cooperate instead of forcing them to cooperate.  On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to get your stubborn child to cooperateGentle strategies to get your child to cooperate without tearsThe key to getting your child to happily cooperateHow to inspire your children to come up with win-win solutions for when you need them to cooperate After listening to this episode you will be inspired to try these new strategies to get your child to cooperate because it will not only get your child to peacefully cooperate but it will teach how to come up with creative and win-win solutions.  For full show notes and resources click here. *The Mama Instincts Podcast is proudly sponsored by Regular Girl - a symbiotic blend of soluble fiber and probiotics. Use code MAMA at checkout to get 10% off your first order. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instinctsjoin our free private Facebook group
Episode 013: How to Be a Good and Peaceful Parent When You're Feeling Exhausted
Jun 5 2019
Episode 013: How to Be a Good and Peaceful Parent When You're Feeling Exhausted
Do you ever go to bed thinking tomorrow you're going to rock at this parenting thing only to wake up feeling exhausted and like there's nothing left of you to give? Or maybe you started off your day feeling great but as the hours went by exhaustion started creeping in and you find yourself being less patient with your kids... If you're a parent of little ones this is probably something you struggle with regularly or at least, a few times a month. Sleep depravation is real, especially when you have a baby or young children, and it's hard to function properly and be a calm parent when we're exhausted. So, how do you parent when you're feeling exhausted? What do you when you're feeling so tired that you find yourself loosing your patience with your kids? How can you be a peaceful and positive parent when you can barely function due to lack of sleep? That is exactly what this episode is all about! On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: The most important thing you should when you're feeling exhaustedHow to parent peacefully when you feel like there's nothing left in youCreative ways to sneak in more sleep and relaxation time in your busy dayHow to keep your children busy so that you can recharge while being with themWhat's a secret toy stash and how to use itTips on how to be a good parent when you're having a rough day After listening to this episode you will feel inspired to approach those day when you're feeling exhausted in a different manner - you will have the tools you need to be a happy and peaceful parent when there's not much left of you to give. Plus, you will have ideas on how to keep your kids entertained on these rough days so that you can get through your day in the most peaceful way. For full show notes and resources click here. *The Mama Instincts Podcast is proudly sponsored by Regular Girl - a symbiotic blend of soluble fiber and probiotics. Use code MAMA at checkout to get 10% off your first order. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagramvisit Mama Instinctsjoin our free private Facebook group