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 6: Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW –– author, speaker, and parenting educator

A human chat with heart with Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW – parenting educator, speaker, and author of the books What Not to Say: Tools for Talking to Young Children and the forthcoming Raising Humans with Heart: Not a How-To Manual.

We discuss the fastest way to choose to have an only, tall boys who eat all the things, hard truths of writing a parenting book before kids, holding ourselves to our highest standards in order to grow, accidental mindfulness, the creativity of parenthood, how support for parents and families continues to be a woefully missing piece in today’s society, opening the doors for the creativity fairy (no matter if you believe what you’re doing is creative or not), the necessity of unpacking our own history (and providing the reparenting to ourselves that we may have missed out on) in order to bring our best selves to our families, and a reminder that although there are many tools for you out there…YOU know your kids best – and you are doing a great job!

LINKS:

Sarah MacLaughlin

Raising Humans with Heart Publishizer campaign

What Not to Say: Tools for Talking to Young Children

Parenting Toolbox archive at Parent & Family

Maine Resilience Building Network


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 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.

Episode 15: Amber Hobbins, former teacher turned professional nanny and family road-tripper extraordinaire

A wandering (but not lost!) chat with Amber Hobbins – former teacher turned professional nanny and road-tripper extraordinaire who documented her family’s travels on a blog called Gypsy 3 Wandering. We discuss embracing BIG change (even if you’re a “planner”), investing in nature, breastfeeding in cave dwellings, the joy of “short-serving friends,” how to have an epic 1st birthday, and the moment the path became clear (in the shadow of mountains):

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Episode 14: Rhea Pechter – artist, author and creator of the Little Stories for Tiny People podcast, which features original audio stories lovingly written and humorously performed by Rhea herself

A little chat with Rhea Pechter – artist, author and creator of the Little Stories for Tiny People podcast, which features original audio stories lovingly written and humorously performed by Rhea herself. We discuss making headspace by letting go of what no longer serves you, how the exposure of motherhood is strangely similar to sharing your art with the world, the joy (& creative inspiration) in the weird/rude things kids say, allowing the next chapter to unfold naturally, and taking the long-view:

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Episode 13: Sarah Cottrell – author, blogger at Housewife Plus, Bangor Daily News, Scary Mommy and elsewhere, and producer of the 2015 Listen to Your Mother show in Bangor, Maine

A fierce chat with Sarah Cottrell – author, blogger at Housewife Plus, Bangor Daily News, Scary Mommy and elsewhere, and producer of the 2015 Listen to Your Mother show in Bangor, Maine. We discuss how rejection can give you the courage to hone your voice, the importance of sharing stories of imperfect parenting, the role wine can play in inviting the magic, finding balance between helicopter and hands-off, and recognizing when your plate is full (and then to say “no”):

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Episode 12: Kelly Diels – Copywriter, Marketing Communications Specialist, Blogger, and (in the opinion of this podcaster) Highly Qualified Promoter of the F word

An emboldening chat with Kelly Diels – Copywriter, Marketing Communications Specialist, Blogger, and (in the opinion of this podcaster) Highly Qualified Promoter of the F word. We discuss defying the free labor of women by guarding your time and respecting your current capacity; the importance of online community in connection, nourishment and as avenues for discussion and change; and the danger of women-centric marketing’s social impact*:

 

*Heavy stuff, but I promise, we actually laugh a LOT during this interview (because that’s exactly what THEY don’t want us to do)!

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