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The Mama Instincts Podcast

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**

Tracks

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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts
27:24 12/23/20
Episode 31: How to Have an Intentional Holiday in the Midst of a Pandemic
What an intense year this has been! For most of us, this pandemic has been very scary and rough, and for all of us, life as we know it has changed. So here we are, finding ourselves in a holiday season like no other - without being able to spend it with our friends and extended family and worrying about our children and how this will impact them. But just because we are going through a pandemic, and just because things are not as they usually are, doesn't mean the holidays are ruined. This holiday is an opportunity, an opportunity to create new family traditions, an opportunity to disconnect, recharge and build strong family connections. It is an opportunity to show our children that even in the midst of chaos, we can find peace, joy and love. This is the time to have a more intentional holiday season, and how do we do that? That's exactly what this episode is about. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts
22:15 12/16/20
Episode 30: Three Beliefs That Can Shift The Way You Live Your Life
Like most of you, I've had a life of very good moments but also some very hard moments. And over time, through life experiences and lots and lots of reading and studying I've come to integrate 3 core beliefs that have shifted the way I live my life. These beliefs have helped me become a more patient parent, let go of what I cannot control, and live a more fulfilling life. These beliefs have impacted my life in such a positive way that today I want to share these beliefs with you because they could impact your life in a positive way too. They could shift the way you see and live your life too and give you space to create a life that makes you feel happier, and that is more fulfilling. After listening to this episode I hope you look within at your own core beliefs and replace the beliefs that aren't serving you for beliefs that will serve you better. You can change your beliefs to improve your life, to become a more patient parent and to be happier, not some day in the future but now. I hope this episode inspires you to shift your perspective and starting seeing and living your own life in a different kind of way. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
20:03 12/10/20
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 work Recommendations on everything from bottles and pumps to bras and nursing pads What kind of milk stashes moms really need before heading back to work General schedules for breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding baby when you return to work Tips for maximizing milk supply and how to deal with decreased milk production Self care tips including ideas for how your partner can support you and baby Breastfeeding 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
33:58 12/2/20
Episode 28: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children Series: Acknowledge Their Feelings
You have the power to break some unhealthy patterns and establish more realistic expectations for your children. Helping our children feel heard, loved and understood makes discipline easier, creates a base for managing emotions, builds a strong connection, establishes trust so our children come to us for help. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: The importance of raising emotionally intelligent children Why is emotional intelligence the root of successful parenting Tips for acknowledging your child's feelings so you can discipline them more effectively How our own emotional baggage and triggers impact how we respond to our children's emotions and why it's important to keep this in check How teaching your children to acknowledging their feelings is that base needed for managing their emotions and building strong connections with you After listening to this episode you will be equipped to acknowledge your children's feelings, help them identify and understand their emotions, acknowledge your triggers, build strong connections with your children, become a safe place for your children to come with questions and for help.   For full show notes and mindfulness resources for kids, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
18:59 11/18/20
Episode 27: 3 Daily Practices for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
On this episode I share with you 3 daily practices to shift your mindset, lower your stress and anxiety and help you find happiness and peace in your current life situation. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How happiness is not some big thing that happens to us, but it is found in the every day little things. How we can control our attitude and our happiness. 3 daily mindfulness practices that help us: start our day with a better mindset recognize and chose happiness feel more grateful about the good things in our lives lower our stress and anxiety levels by focusing on the now and those things we can control over After listening to this episode you will understand how these 3 daily practices can help you stay in the present, shift your mindset and bring more joy into your life. I invite you to try these 3 daily practices for 30 days and notice the difference yourself, and of course, share your progress with me! After all, we're in this together. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
19:20 11/11/20
Episode 26: How to Support Your Children During the Pandemic with Dr. Michelle Parker
On this special episode I'm interviewing child psychologist and head of school at the Seneca Academy, Dr. Michelle Parker, on how to support our children mentally, emotionally, academically and socially during the pandemic. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to share information about the pandemic with your children without overwhelming them Age appropriate tips How to follow your children's lead Modeling social-emotional skills How to identify and reduce our children's stress How children process the stress and fear present in our homes How to leverage a schedule and routine to alleviate anxiety How changes in children's normal behavior are a form of communication What behavioral changes can be expected  Tips for strategic use of technology How to balance self-care for parents How to manage sibling dynamics Why prioritizing social-emotional development is more important than academic development After listening to this episode you will feel confident in understanding, anticipating and supporting your children's social emotional development throughout the chaos of our new lives during the Pandemic. You will be inspired to find a routine that balances your children's needs with your own to create a healthy home environment. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
26:36 4/8/20
Episode 25: Pandemic - What Are You Going to Make It Mean
On this podcast episode I talk about how to approach this pandemic, how we can deal with the changes and uncertainty. But most importantly, I ask you what are you going to make this mean? And share with you some ideas of how we can turn this experience into something positive in the end.  On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: Coping with the uncertainty of the future How to stay present and live in the moment How to respond to feelings of fear What does this pandemic mean for our communities and society? How have our priorities and choices changed? How can we reshape our world? Can we build new communities, based on cooperation and kindness, once this is over? After listening to this episode you will feel empowered to stay calm, stay present, and stay connected while you create a new normal during the pandemic. You will be inspired in intentionally creating a new, better, life after the pandemic and will answer to yourself: What will you make it all mean? For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
16:24 3/25/20
Episode 24: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children with Angela Pruess from ParentswithConfidence.com
On this podcast episode I interview Angela Pruess, licensed family therapist with a background in Child Psychology, Child Development and Play Therapy, founder of Parents with Confidence and parent of three children, two with special needs. On this episode we talk about: Why it's important to raise emotionally healthy children How to raise emotionally healthy children: where to start what are the important things to focus ways to help your child understand their emotions Why it's important for children to learn how to communicate how they feel How teach your children to deal with big emotions, instead of just reacting to them What you should be doing as a parent to raise emotionally healthy children Tips on raising a strong-willed How to deal with people who don't understand your strong-willed child Sign up to a FREE workshop on how to raise your strong-willed child  After listening to this episode you will understand why it's so important to raise emotionally healthy children, how you can do that even if you have a strong-willed child. Plus you will get the tools to begin this journey with your family.  For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
31:30 2/26/20
Episode 23: Do Less of This in 2020
In today's world, it can be easy to find judgement about your parenting but not always that easy to find support.  On this podcast episode I talk to you about: Motherhood and sisterhood Supporting other women Mommy Wars How we can help other parents learn by our example Listening to your heart and being a source of love After listening to this episode you will hopefully be thinking about how you can lift up the mothers around you and inspire them instead of passing judgement. 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
20:27 2/19/20
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 choices Finding opportunities to offer your child choices How to keep it simple so it's more effective How giving your children choices actually prepares them for the future How giving choices actually helps to set boundaries What you need to know before offering choices The 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
13:44 11/6/19
Episode 21: Positive Parenting Tips for Flying with Young Children
Traveling as a family is something that I truly love but I know flying with kids can be very stressful for many parents. Have you put off travel plans because you were too nervous to fly with your child? Do you find flying with your child extra stressful? There can be challenges when traveling with children but there are many ways you can be prepared for these challenges, making the entire process easier for not only your children but also for you.  On this podcast episode I talk to you about: How to help manage your children's expectations during travel Packing the right carry-on for your kids My emergency protocol  Snacks, snacks, snacks! Why I bring lollipops Managing our own expectations After listening to this episode you will feel more confident about flying and traveling with your children! Travel and exploration are one of the greatest gifts you can give your children. Don't let fear stop you! 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
23:21 10/30/19
Episode 20: Kid Time - a Simple Way Your Child Can Have a Say in Their Life, without Breaking Boundaries
Imagine a life where you never got a say. How would that make you feel and how would you even learn to make good choices? This what being a kid feels like sometimes. That's why I want to share with you a simple activity we call "Kid Time". By practicing this activity children feel like they have some control over their lives, learn to make good choices and discover new things they love. Check it out to find out if this is the right approach for your family too!  On this podcast episode I talk to you about: How little say children often have in their own lives and how we would feel if we were in their shoes. How and why giving kids some decision-making power helps to empower them and teaches them how to make good choices How to practice "Kid Time" with your children How to create boundaries with freedom during "Kid Time" Why this is a great activity to build a strong bond with your child. For full show notes, 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
13:27 10/2/19
Episode 19: How to Stop Living on Autopilot and Take Control Over Your Life and Parenting
Many of us live our lives on autopilot, without even realizing it. The problem with living on autopilot is that we end up repeating our parents’ old patterns and life just happens to us. If you’ve ever wondered how you can start changing your life for the better and how you change the way you parent, this is episode is for you. On this podcast episode I talk to you about: The conscious and subconscious mind and how they work together The role of your subconscious mind in life and parenting How to notice the negative mental chatter (and stop it) How subconscious beliefs are formed and why we might want to change them A powerful technique: intentional pause How to use awareness to stop old patterns and your autopilot After listening to this episode you will understand how to use intentional pauses and awareness to shift your life and parent from the heart. For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
23:58 9/25/19
Episode 18: The power your words have over your children and how to use it wisely
On today's podcast episode we're going to talk about how powerful our beliefs are when it comes to shaping our lives and how you can use this power to shape your child's internal voice. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How self development benefits not only you but your entire family What are beliefs and how the influence us How to change your beliefs to serve you better The impact your choice of words and actions have over your child's belief system and how to use this power wisely How to explain to your child why people might have different beliefs and why that shouldn't affect their own beliefs For full show notes, click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
26:02 9/11/19
Episode 17: The Story of My Unplanned Home Birth
In honor of my 4 year old's birthday, I'm sharing with you the story of how she came into the world. Yes, you read the title right. She ended up being born in our home, when our original plan was to have her at a hospital. And on this episode I tell you all about it and what we did afterwards. This is the story of my unplanned home birth. For full show notes, 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
12:59 9/4/19
Episode 16: The Best Parenting Tips Come From Within...
Taking a break is always good, because it gives you a refreshed new look on life. On this podcast episode I share with you a few surprising realizations I had this summer that are helping me become an even more loving and peaceful parent. This episode will inspire you! And it sets the tone for our future episodes so I hope you enjoy it. For full show notes, 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
19:02 8/29/19
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 parent Why every mom needs a self-care nook, even when she doesn't think she needs it How to set up a self-care nook in your home What 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
15:51 6/19/19
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 cooperate Gentle strategies to get your child to cooperate without tears The key to getting your child to happily cooperate How 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
19:00 6/12/19
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 exhausted How to parent peacefully when you feel like there's nothing left in you Creative ways to sneak in more sleep and relaxation time in your busy day How to keep your children busy so that you can recharge while being with them What's a secret toy stash and how to use it Tips 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 Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
25:34 6/5/19
Episode 012: How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums in Public
Tantrums can be quite challenging on their own but when they happen in public, that adds a whole another layer to this challenge. You might be out and about with a tight schedule and little time to handle a tantrum or you might have strangers giving you judging looks and making hard to deal with your child's tantrum. Regardless of where the tantrum is taking in place, the best thing we can do is to come up with a way to handle these tantrums in a way peaceful yet effective way. So, how do you handle toddler tantrums in public? Although there is no one way to handle temper tantrums there are things we can do to minimize them from happening, even before we leave our homes. There are also ways to handle the tantrums so your child can overcome them in less time and that's what we will be talking about on this episode. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to minimize toddler tantrums How to prepare yourself for a toddler tantrum How to deal with toddler tantrums in public What to do during a toddler tantrum Examples of what to say during and after the temper tantrum After listening to this episode you feel inspired to handle temper tantrums in a different way. You will understand how you can approach tantrums in a more peaceful and loving way yet in a way that's effective and not permissive. You will also feel more confident in your capacity to handle tantrums in public. Plus I share with you my process for dealing with a tantrum in public effectively - step by step. For full show notes and resources click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
24:57 5/29/19
Episode 011: How to Be a Confident Parent When Others Around You Aren't Supportive
  There are so many decisions you have to make when you have children, from what to feed them to how to discipline them. Parenting is a wonderful journey with many ups and downs but things can get rough when those around you aren't supportive of your parenting style.  So, how do we deal with friends and family when they are not supportive about how we choose to parent our children? That is exactly what we will cover on this episode. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to be feel more confident about your parenting style, even if it goes against the grain 5 things you must do in order to feel more confident with your parenting decisions What to do when others around you aren't supportive How to handle unsolicited parenting advice What to do when friends and family insist you must parent in a way that doesn't align with your beliefs After listening to this episode you will feel more confident about how you want to parent your children and you feel more empowered to keep on parenting the way it feels right to you. You will also know how to handle your friends and family when they're giving you unsolicited parenting advice.  For full show notes and resources click here. -- For more parenting inspiration: let's connect on Instagram visit Mama Instincts join our free private Facebook group
36:54 5/15/19
Episode 010: How to Quiet Down Your Mind Even When You Have Kids
Meditation is not something you can only do alone, in a quiet room, with the right incense and when everything has aligned for you. Meditation means to look within, to be aware of yourself, to quiet down your mind and be in stillness, live in the true present moment...and we can accomplish this while being with our kids. Meditation can happen while you're on-the-go, while you're cooking or cleaning, running, going out for a walk or playing at home with your kids. And learning how to quiet down your mind when life is full on is one of the best skills you can master. It will allow you to stay calm when your children are upset, it will allow you to stop an argument before you say things you might regret, it will allow you to choose happiness over conflict and it will make you feel better about yourself and about your life because you will be in tune with yourself. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: Reframing meditation - what meditation looks like when you're a parent Why quieting down your mind is such an important skill to master Simple ways to meditate when you're by yourself How to quiet your mind while you're active doing stuff, like working or taking care of your children Quieting down your mind help you be a more patience and calm parent and also help you become a less explosive parent. Plus, this skill will not only benefit you as a parent but also in your life. When you learn how to quiet down your mind you become more in tune with yourself, and this where the magic of life starts to happen. For full show notes click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
26:24 5/8/19
Episode 009: How Working on Self-Development Makes Us Better Parents
Self-development is not a luxury, it is not selfish. Working on yourself not only improves your own quality of life but makes you a better parent because you become aware of things you were doing on auto-pilot, like yelling when your kids are not listening. It's when we work on ourselves and recognize what we're thinking and feeling that we can stop unwanted reactions and parenting ways. Self-Development is how we change and become better parents. Can you afford not to work yourself? On this podcast episode we talk about how self-development is tied to parenting and how it is key to help you become a better parent. I also share with you 2 practices that you should incorporate in your life to become a more peaceful and happy parent. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How and why working on ourselves makes us better, more peaceful and happier, parents How to even start working on ourselves - hint: it is not hard! What does it mean to become aware of our own thoughts and why we should practice this 2 powerful techniques that can take us from reactive parenting to peaceful parenting  And how using these 2 techniques will help you live a more fulfilled and joyful life Rediscovering yourself, those parts of yourself you didn't want to think about, will allow you to discard the behaviors you don't want to pass down to your children and instill new habits that will help you raise independent, courageous and secure children. After listening to this podcast episode, you will realize that self-development is not a selfish thing to do but it's actually the way to becoming the parent you were truly meant to be, to create a life you enjoy living and to parent in a way that's more effective yet more gentle.  For full show notes click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
29:23 5/1/19
Episode 008: Why Is Your Intuition so Important and How to Develop It
Have you ever had a gut feeling that you followed and it lead you to an amazing experience? Or maybe you've had a hunch and you didn't listen to it only to find out things would have been better had you listened it? We all have gut feelings, hunches or a little voice that's guiding us in our lives, it is called intuition and it's powerful. Our intuition is one of the greatest tools we have in life! It guides us to live a great life and more importantly, it guides us to be the parents our children need us to be. But, how do you listen to your intuition? On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: How to develop your intuition and make it stronger How to recognize when it's your intuition talking Why we struggle to listen to our intuition How to use your emotions to improve your intuition The importance of learning how to quiet your mind down Tools to make your intuition stronger How to use your intuition when it comes to parenting Why is intuition one of the most important skills you should develop After listening to this podcast, you will have the tools to facilitate listening to your intuition, you will understand how our lifestyle affects our intuition and what changes we need to make to life more in-tune with our own selves.  Most importantly, you will understand why your intuition is such a powerful tool to live your best life and to parent in a way that's right for your children. The more you use your intuition, the clearer it becomes and the better it guides you when it comes to parenting your child. For full show notes click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
32:56 4/10/19
Episode 007: How to Get Yourself Out of a Funk
In an era where everything is go-go-go and when so much is expected of us it is easy to feel overwhelmed, lose yourself and get in a funk. And getting in a funk, feeling down is something that happens to everyone. No exception! But, what happens when in get in a funk? Does it ruin the rest of your day? The rest of your week? Does it affect your relationships or how you parent? On this podcast episode I'm going to share with you a new perspective, a new way seeing life and I'm going to share with you inspiration and tools so that next time you're feeling in a funk you know exactly what to do, how to process it and how to get yourself out of this funk. Because in order for you to be a good and patient parent, a fulfilled person and to go after your dreams in life, you need to be happy, you need to be well from within and you have to learn how to choose happiness. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: What to do when you're feeling down or like life is not going the way you want it to go How to get yourself out of a funk fast Why being mindful of your own thoughts and feelings can help you get out of a funk How your perception of life, dictates how you feel and how you live How to live a happier, more fulfilled life Simple tips you can follow to bring yourself from feeling down back to feeling happy What I implemented in my life to turn it around, for the better After listening to this podcast, you will realize that you are not alone, mama. We all have up and downs in life but the difference between those who get consumed by the downs and those who live happier lives lies inside of you, in the power that you have to choose to live a happier life. This episode is here to inspire you to start living a more happy and fulfilled life. For full show notes click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
32:19 4/3/19
Episode 006: Interview with Dr. Bill Sears: Tips on How to be a More Confident Mom
Dr. Bill Sears is renown pediatrician and author of over 40 books. He supports alternative parenting ways, like attachment and positive parenting and believes every mom knows what's best for her child. On this interview with Dr. Sears we covered important parenting topics, like how to positively discipline children, why moms should trust their instincts and how to keep your marriage alive, even when practicing attachment parenting. On this episode Mama Instincts asked Dr. Sears: Why do so many doctors push the cry-it-out method? Is bed-sharing really safe and why does he support this practice? How does he keep his marriage alive after 54 years and 8 kids (whom he practiced attachment parenting with)? How to parent a different way when no one around you is supportive? If he had to give ONE piece of advice to moms, what would it be? Every single answer he gave goes beyond what the initial questions were and he shares so many good nuggets of information. It’s truly worth to listen to this interview! After listening to this podcast, you will feel encouraged to parent the way your heart is telling you to parent and you will how to respond to others when they question your parenting style. For full show notes click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
20:29 3/27/19
Episode 005: A Powerful 3 Letter Word That Takes Your Child From I CAN'T to I CAN
As parents we have the power to stop the negative self-talk and replace it with positive self-talk. Doing this is not as simple as telling your child "you can do this!", because that doesn't always work or have an impact on your children. On this podcast episode I'm going to show you the 3 letter word than has taken my children from "I can't" to "I can". This simple yet powerful word has given them the confidence to understand that we need to have patience and perseverance when learning something new or when things aren't exactly the way we want them to be. On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: Why is being aware of your state of mind  (mindset) so important What to do when you catch yourself or your child having negative self-talk A powerful 3 letter word that will bring your child from I CAN'T to I CAN What the most successful people in the world have in common How to instill positive self-talk in our children How to raise confident and courageous children that will go after their goals What we tell children now will become their inner voice as adults and how to use this power wisely After listening to this podcast, you will understand how to use this powerful 3 letter word to stop the negative self-talk immediately and give back your child the confidence to believe they can, to believe in themselves. It will not only show your children that they can accomplish any goal they set out to do, but it will also teach them how to patience, perseverance and that failure is not a bad thing. For full show notes and to get the free printable quote, click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
24:02 3/20/19
Episode 004: Simple Strategies to be a More Calm and Peaceful Parent
Have you ever wondered why some parents seem to be more calm than others? Would you like to be a more peaceful and calm parent but not sure where to even start? It all starts with YOU. All you need are simple strategies that you can implement in your life to be a more calm, peaceful and loving parent (and person too!). On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: The most important thing you can do every single morning to set yourself up for success and to be a more calm and peaceful mom. Why surrounding ourselves with uplifting messages is a powerful reminder to be who we really want to be. Why we need to practice self-care, even when the kids are with us 24/7, in order to instill calmness in our homes. And what does it even mean to practice self-care. How to fill up your own patience bucket so you have enough patience when things get rough. How to recognize when you need to pause and recharge yourself. The importance of refueling your mind and body, why we should do this daily and how to do it even if you're a stay-at-home mom. How to use humor and the presence of our children to learn how to live in the moment. Why we should always find things that bring us joy. Why having realistic expectations can help us stay calm, even when things are a bit hectic. After listening to this podcast, you will understand how to use this powerful 3 letter word to stop the negative self-talk immediately and give back your child the confidence to believe they can, to believe in themselves. It will not only show your children that they can accomplish any goal they set out to do, but it will also teach them how to patience, perseverance and that failure is not a bad thing. For the full show notes, click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
28:42 3/13/19
Episode 003: How to Set Expectations and Boundaries with Children
Have you ever taken your child out to run errands only to end up with an upset child and only half of your to do list done? Have you ever gotten frustrated because your child is simply not cooperating? You are not alone. This has happened to ALL of us. But, what if I told you there's a way to make your every day life a lot smoother? On this episode Mama Instincts talks about: Setting expectations and boundaries with your children The power of detailed explanation and why you should practice it daily Why it's important to give your child a detailed breakdown of their day, what's expected of them and what are the limits to follow What to do when your child is derailing from the plan The importance of creating space for your children I have been practicing these tips with my children for years, and it's my "secret" to having kids that cooperate and to being able to truly enjoy their company. After listening to this podcast, you will be able to put yourself in your child's shoes and understand how they process their surroundings and what's expected of them. You will understand how to use this insight to create a better experience for both you and your child in your every day lives. For the full show notes, click here. For more positive parenting and intuitive parenting inspiration, visit Mama Instincts. To connect with me, head on over to Instagram and send me a message.
21:34 3/6/19