Season 2 – Episode 3: Lindsay Torrey, baker extraordinaire and cookie decoratrix, all around crafty lady, and one of those “outdoorsy moms.”

A mouth-watering chat with Lindsay Torrey, baker extraordinaire and cookie decoratrix, all around crafty lady, and one of those “outdoorsy moms” that I aspire to be.

In which we discuss the artists’ compulsion to make ALL THE THINGS yourself, the truth that yes you really do suck at first (but you DO get better!), how someone else’s faith in your abilities can light your spark, the cult cookie scene of Portland (ME), pregnant women addicted to sweet/salty treats, creative journeys taking WAY longer than expected, the great side-hustle debate continues (sometimes it’s the goal, sometimes it’s not – AND THAT’S OK!), a pep-talk for “indoorsy” types on how getting the kids outside actually makes parenting easier, the constant marination of the artists’ brain, and digging out from our hoarder piles of “potential” craft supplies. 

 

LINKS:

The Purple Door Studio

Tin Pan Bakery

Eating Portland Alive

Hobbies in the Hustle Era article

Mom to Mom of Maine

Kettle Cove State Park

Cookie Decorating videos rabbit hole 

 

 

 


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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 2: Denise Moriba, bookstore owner and writer on her own “heroine’s journey” of creative motherhood.

DeniseMoriba-podcastAn expansive chat with Denise Moriba – bookstore owner and writer on her own “heroine’s journey” of creative motherhood.

In which we discuss tiny dictators, the culture shock of your own diversity, masters programs that expect creativity to be quantifiable, country living allowing space (and the ability to scale back), the eternal struggle of when to let hobbies be hobbies (and when to wear all the hats), tuning in to what feels good, more books to add to your never-ending Amazon wish list, and what can be learned from initiations through culture/history/mythology (and how this can be translated to better welcoming women into motherhood) – just some light, airy topics up in here!

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LINKS:

Ellis River Books in Andover, ME

Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design by Laurence G. Boldt

The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One by Margaret Lobenstine

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

The Lost Kitchen

Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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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.

Season 2 – Episode 1: Karli Efron, social worker and diaper bank warrior who enthusiastically teaches Oula on the side.

karli efronAn impactful chat with Karli Efron – social worker and diaper bank warrior who enthusiastically teaches Oula on the side

TRIGGER WARNING: Miscarriage and pregnancy loss is openly discussed…along with husbands creeping on periods, unicorn moms actually NOT existing, healing the world one diapered bum at a time, creating rituals to not bring work home with you, choosing to take time off to parent (and the privilege of that choice), how following the breadcrumbs after loss can lead to joy, RESPECT for immigrant mamas, spinning “selfish,” and Oula FINALLY being explained (spoiler alert: it’s pretty much witchy dance therapy).

LINKS:

Oula Fitness

Oula with Karli at Bright Star World Dance in Portland, ME!

Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) of Southern Maine

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) / Diaper Bank

Jake’s Diapers

An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax (Maine)

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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 (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook Now Available!

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The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook is for mothers who desire to pursue personal fulfillment through creative hobbies, outlets, and activities, but don’t know where to direct their focus, feel guilty taking the steps to go after their dreams, or cannot logistically figure out how to fit creativity into their already busy lives.

Inside you will find:

• A little bit of self-discovery and self-care journaling

• A little bit of creative best practices

• A sprinkling of productivity hacks and logistical planning

• A handful of hands-on activities to get those creative juices flowing

• A whole lot of much-needed encouragement and permission while you work toward the goal of reclaiming intentional, and ongoing, space for creativity—because you deserve this, mamas!

Click HERE to snag your own copy (or two, or three – hand ’em out!) of The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook

And listen below to learn more about my journey of bringing this workbook into the world:

 

 

Biggest (Hugest) Announcement!

At long last, and a good year-and-a-half after I first put pen to paper*, The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook is FINALLY available for purchase from Amazon! CLICK HERE to get your hot li’l hands on one of the very FIRST copies.

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The (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook is for mothers who desire to pursue personal fulfillment through creative hobbies, outlets, and activities, but don’t know where to direct their focus, feel guilty taking the steps to go after their dreams, or cannot logistically figure out how to fit creativity into their already busy lives.

Inside you will find:

A little bit of self-discovery and self-care journaling

A little bit of creative best practices

A sprinkling of productivity hacks and logistical planning

A handful of hands-on activities to get those creative juices flowing

A whole lot of much-needed encouragement and permission while you work toward the goal of reclaiming intentional, and ongoing, space for creativity—because you deserve this, mamas!

Buy YOUR copy here!

*A perfect example of honoring one’s creativity/creative practice, even while mired in the “Fertile Void” where “nothing” seems to be happening (but actually a LOT is, just below the surface).

Episode 23: Lesli Weiner – former weaver and SAHM-turned-working-mom, current social butterfly and busiest “retired” person I know…who happens to be MY MOM!

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL EPISODE! An intertwined chat with Lesli Weiner – former weaver and SAHM-turned-working-mom, current social butterfly and busiest “retired” person I know…who happens to be MY MOM! We discuss her artistic schooling and transition into SAHM…then again into working mom, how the biggest challenge for her creativity was (and still is!) “time,” memories of her mother (my Nana) and how she pursued her artistic hobbies, how all of this relates to society on a larger scale (then and now), mixed in with some delightful family disagreement with how both of us remember any of the above. Good times!

And, BIG NEWS! The Who’s Your Mama Workbook for (Re)Discovery is moving along (expected due date…2017), and I just released a FREE sample section, exclusively for subscribers of my (since closed) “Inspiration Fix” newsletter!

Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!

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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

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