Season 2 – Episode 8: Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges

A refreshing chat with Lael Couper Jepson – founder of SheChanges – former Fortune 500 consultant turned coach, author, speaker, and facilitator of community events and intimate gatherings for the sort of women who aren’t to be trifled with.

**TRIGGER WARNING** Miscarriage and pregnancy loss is discussed…Along with the most unexpected answer to my standard starting question, the important roles our kids play as witnesses to our creative declarations, early motherhood as an opportunity to just BE (and marinate), the beauty of using the voice we were BORN with, creating unique offerings for people who normally wouldn’t consider such offerings (and that it’s ok if you’re not everyone’s cup of tea), following the soul’s path (vs. what we’re “good” at), discernment despite the noise of social media, designing a life around service (to others, and ourselves) and honoring our own cycles and seasons, and how to get out of our own way when starting a new creative project.

Support the publication of Lael’s second book – It Seems I’m Not Alone: Lighting The Leader Fire – HERE!

LINKS:

SheChanges

SheSpeaks

Unscripted: A Woman’s Living Prayer (Lael’s first book)

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Soul Voice meditation from Meggan Watterson

Glennon Doyle

Maya Angelou – “Still I Rise”

Ann Lamott

 

 

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WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

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Season 2 – Episode 7: Hannah Lamprey – founder of Fourth Trimester Collective

A chat of #realtalk solidarity with Hannah Lamprey, founder of Fourth Trimester Collective, an online provider guide and interactive calendar of events for Maine mothers to find support and connection in all aspects of their wellness.

We discuss mom-brains requiring new systems, making mom friends (IRL and on IG), realizing it’s OK to feel ALL the feels of motherhood (and that everyone else is feeling the feels too), the problem with not giving women the REAL story on “what to expect,” the isolation of early motherhood (and the resulting negative effects to our mental health), the contrasting beautiful relief of honest conversation (shout out to the moms sharing their truth!), navigating our own healing through big ideas that come from a place of service, and a call to arms for more support for the people who raise the people!

PLUS: Hannah and I both hint at what’s in store for Fourth Trimester Collective and Who’s Your Mama

LINKS:

Fourth Trimester Collective

Photo credit: Bonnie Durham Photography


PODCAST: Never miss an episode – subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (anywhere you listen to podcasts!)

WORKBOOK: 

  • For the original, PRINTED version of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbookclick HERE
  • For the fillable, PDF version, click HERE
  • For the Video Lessons, with Companion Worksheets, click HERE

WORKSHOPS: For a schedule of upcoming, in-person (Portland, ME) (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshops, click HERE

NEWSLETTER: Stay up-to-date on all offerings for creative mamas from Who’s Your Mama Media, along with inspiration fixes and tips for staying creative, by signing up for my Stay Creative newsletter HERE!

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: And for a more personalized experience, my Stay Creative Facebook Group provides accountability, support, and inspiration for creative mamas who have already purchased the Workbook and/or attended a Workshop and want to take a deeper dive. Request to be added as a member HERE!

FOLLOW: And, as always, be sure to follow Who’s Your Mama on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

The Growing Movement in Maine for Self-Care After Motherhood

[Originally published in Essential Living Maine May/June 2019]

Maine has always been a choice location for young parents to raise families, and for the past decade or so, local organizations have existed to offer support in the form of new-parent education or playdates for stay-at-home-moms. And while that support is a necessary piece, a gap has existed when it comes to creating opportunities for mothers to tend to their mental and physical well-being, engage in social experiences without children, express themselves creatively, or even simply pursue interests and activities that make them feel whole, inspired, and autonomous.

Luckily, a growing number of Maine-based businesses and wellness spaces have been cropping up over the past couple of years. These women-owned businesses offer a variety of classes, workshops, experiences, and support for Maine mothers to practice self-care, rediscover themselves as individuals, and find like-minded folks.

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Episode 22 – Announcements on Season 2, the Who’s Your Mama Workbook and What’s Next

SPECIAL SOLO SHOW – Announcements on Season 2, the Who’s Your Mama Workbook and what’s next. Thank you SO much for tuning in to Season 1 of Who’s Your Mama, a podcast dedicated to creative mamas! I’m hoping that the last 21 episodes, and the awesome mamas interviewed therein, have inspired you to give quality time to your authentic selves. You deserve it, mamas! (Full transcript available below show notes…)

 

Show Notes:

Nominate yourself (or another mama) to Be On The Show for Season 2 (or, shoot me an email at YourMamaPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sign up for my NEW “Inspiration Fix” email newsletter, for updates(and first-dibs FREEBIES!) from the forthcoming Who’s Your Mama Workbook for (Re)Discovery

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A relaxing hike and lovely family photo
A relaxing hike and lovely family photo

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