The Empowered Mama

with Lisa Druxman

Inspire. Strength. Success.

Lisa Druxman is ready to motivate you! It is her passion to raise healthy moms so that they can raise healthy kids in a healthy world. Get out of overwhelm and get into living your best life as a mom! Join us as we inspire you each week to eat clean, live fit and be happy! We will talk food, fitness, life balance, and living with purpose and passion. Lisa will bring on a variety of guests and will answer your questions!

This is a weekly podcast. Use a podcast app on your smartphone so you can subscribe and listen easily!

The Empowered Mama is a proud member of the Parents On Demand Network, a podcast network featuring educational and entertaining podcasts for the whole family.


Sometimes, it feels like we are just living on the surface of life.

Superficial experiences and connections.

Getting through each day on autopilot.

Small talk with team members, friends and family.

Surfing the net and social media.

I feel like we are missing something.

I feel like we aren’t “all in” on this life thing.

With my kids: How was your day? Fine. What did you do? Nothing.

With Jason: How was work? Fine. Tell me about it. You know, usual stuff.

I know I’m showing up in life, which is half the battle.

Woody Allen said 80% of success is just showing up.

So I’m doing that.

But sometimes I wonder if I’m just showing up. Am I really giving my all?

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM.

FIT4MOM is the company I started 17 years ago because I needed a village, a place to belong. The fitness was icing on the cake. We are now fitness for every stage of motherhood and it’s the place where you will find the strength...


After Years of marketing beauty products for a living, my guest knew there must be a better option for natural deodorant.

After becoming a mom, she chose not to go back to work at her thriving career in the beauty industry.

She decided to become a mom boss herself and create the product she dreamed of.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, my company.

We offer fitness for every stage of motherhood, but you’re gonna see that it is so much more than fitness.

It’s about community and fun and a place where I promise, you will belong.

So go check out

If you’re already a member can you just go tell a friend about it?

Because we believe every mom should be a part of FIT4MOM.

Allison Moss’ Favorite Quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" - Dr. Seuss

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Are you a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal?

Take it as it comes?

I find that I have to reset every day to my intentions.

If I don’t, I am easily distracted and fall prey to the attitude of those around me.

In today’s episode, I’m going to share some of my practices on how I live with intention every single day.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM.

FIT4MOM is the company I started 17 years ago because I needed a village, a place to belong.

The fitness was icing on the cake.

We are now fitness for every stage of motherhood and it’s the place where you will find the strength in motherhood.

If you have not yet tried a class, what are you waiting for?

Go to to find a class near you.

And if there is not a class near you, then lets you and I chat about starting a franchise.

Send me a personal email to and I’ll tell you how to get...


Do you appreciate an honest and real look at motherhood?

Do you dream of being a mommy blogger?

My guest today is the creator of one of the most popular parenting websites.

She is a best selling author, speaker and one of the few bloggers who tell it like it is about parenting, entrepreneurship and divorce.

Listen in and meet Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler.

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, my company, where you will find The Strength in Motherhood® at any stage. We are proud to offer FIT4BABY®, Stroller Strides®, Body Back® and our newest program Strides360™. Go to to find a class near you and if there isn’t a class near you, come join our family. Check out our franchise opportunities. We are proud to be ranked as one of the top franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

About Jill Smokler

Jill Smokler is a noted entrepreneur, social influencer, New York Times bestselling author,...


Do you have big things you want to do in your life but can't find time when your life is full with work and motherhood?

I so get it!

But there's a metaphor that if you chop a tree three times a day, eventually that tree will come down.

What if you did that with your big goals?

In today's episode of The Empowered Mama Podcast, I'm going to share how I chop away at my goals even during my busiest times.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

Today’s Quote from Robert Collier:

“Success is the result of small efforts repeated day in and day out’

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Being a mom, it’s actually quite funny if you let it be.

Listen in if you are ready to have a laugh and stop taking motherhood so damn seriously.

My guest today is passionate about telling female-driven stories for change and an expert on seeking out challenges that help us live our most fabulous lives.

We discuss why we need to laugh more, fail forward and have fun along the journey.

Listen in and get ready for Empowered Mama, Haely White.

Haely White’s Favorite Quote: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Wayne Dyer

About Haely White

Haely White is a writer, actress and director passionate about telling stories that empower women.

And some men.

In 2017, she formed Don’t Call Me Mommy with Samantha Gutstadt and together they sold the first scripted series they ever pitched, Sh*t No One Told You (, with over 3MM views.

Together they created the first comedic series on FabFitFun, commercials, and original...


What are you desiring for 2019?

I am creating a vision and a plan for a year where I find the joy in living.

And I would love for you to join me. In this first episode of the 2019 year, I share with you my plan for making this your most powerful and purposeful year!

This is the Empowered Mama Podcast.

This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM.

FIT4MOM is the company I started 17 years ago because I needed a village, a place to belong.

The fitness was icing on the cake.

We are now fitness for every stage of motherhood and it’s the place where you will find the strength in motherhood.

If you have not yet tried a class, what are you waiting for?

Go to to find a class near you.

And if there is not a class near you, then lets you and I chat about starting a franchise.

Send me a personal email to and I’ll tell you how to get started!

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Wait, are you just going to jump into the new year without taking some time to review the last one?

When an athlete finishes a game, they review to see what went well and what could be done better.

When the military completes a mission, they debrief to identify areas of improvement.

When a business completes a project, they meet to see what they missed and how they can do better next time.

So why do we leap into the next year without reviewing the last one?

In today’s episode, I’m going to share my personal (very personal) review of my year.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM.

FIT4MOM is the company I started 17 years ago because I needed a village, a place to belong.

The fitness was icing on the cake.

We are now fitness for every stage of motherhood and it’s the place where you will find the...


You know when you watch a powerful singer who makes the hair stand up on your arm?

A singer who brings a flood of emotions to the surface and a tear to your eye?

Singers like that aren’t just a voice.

There is a story behind the voice that creates that emotion.

Today, we talk to The Voice finalist, Janice Freeman.

We are going to find out the story behind the voice, her voice.

And I promise it’s one you’ll remember.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Janice

Janice Freeman has a voice to remember. This Neo-Soul artist from Harrisburg, PA, is the voice the nations have yet to hear.

Singing is her deepest passion and when you’re passionate about something you’re willing to give it your all and go the distance despite the many challenges that are faced along the way.

Janice began her professional music journey in 1999, moving to California and joining the group (M.I.G). Janice and (M.I.G) performed national and international shows including Japan.

Moving forward, despite health...


We all have dreams.

But at some point, we let those dreams go.

We make excuses.

We get distracted.

We think we aren’t good enough, smart enough, or we’re too afraid to fail.

I want to know, what dream have you let go?

Let’s reignite them, as I believe they are possible and so are you!

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where you can find The Strength In Motherhood® at any stage of motherhood. We have classes such as FIT4BABY,...


Do you have a love-hate relationship with your digital device?

Can’t imagine our lives without them but also concerned by our connection to them?

What about your kids?

How do you feel about them being raised by robots?

Do you have concerns about their ability to have real-life connection?

Concern about rising anxiety and depression?

I do.

But I also know sure how to navigate this new digital world.

So, I have invited the author of the best selling book, Disconnected, to help us figure it all out.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Tom

Tom Kersting is a licensed psychotherapist and author of the bestselling book, Disconnected: How to reconnect our digitally distracted kids.

He is regular contributor for Fox News and The Today Show and has hosted television series’ for A&E Network, Food Network and National Geographic Channel, offering insight and advice about parenting, relationships and wellness.

Tom is the founder and owner of Valley...


Has your marriage taken the backburner?

Has the chaos of parenting taken over your romantic life?

Would you want your son or your daughter to treat their spouse as you treat yours?

Let’s rekindle that relationship.

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where you can find The Strength In Motherhood at any stage of motherhood. We have classes such as FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, Run Club and our newest program Strides360. When you come to FIT4MOM, I promise you will find moms like you. It’s not just the highlight reel. Come with your messy bun with...


When I became a mom, I did everything I could to feed my baby healthy organic food.

But my options were so limited if I didn’t want to make the baby food myself.

Luckily there are so many more options today and one of the best for fresh baby food is from our friend Cassandra Curtis, founder of Once Upon A Farm.

Listen in to see why she started her company, why her baby food is different and how she does the motherhood.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

About Cassandra

Cassandra brings extensive knowledge of childhood nutrition and first-life parenting experience, as well as product development and operational experience to her position at Once Upon a Farm. Overseeing ongoing business operations, branding, and digital marketing within the company, and leading product development and recipes, Cassandra is helping to create a successful company with the highest quality baby food available on the market.

As a mother of three, Cassandra has always been committed to bringing only the healthiest...


What are you gonna wear today?

What are you gonna have for breakfast?

Or lunch?

Or for a snack or for dinner?

Should you check email now?

Or maybe go on Facebook or Instagram?

All of these seemingly unimportant decisions are why you feel burned out!

Today I’m going to talk to you on a plan on how to end decision fatigue.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where you can find The Strength In Motherhood at any stage of motherhood. We have classes such as FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, Run Club and our newest program Strides360. When you come to...


Do you seek the answers to who you are and why you are here?

Do you sometimes think your dream life will happen when you achieve a certain weight?

We’re talking about everything from being a Whole Woman to witchcraft with Empowered Mama, Sarah Jenks.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

About Sarah

Sarah Jenks is mother to 3 rambunctious small humans, a life coach, emotional eating expert, and sacred space holder.

She is the founder of Whole Woman, a monthly online membership for women seeking the answers to “Who am I? And why am I here?” and Live More Weigh Less™, the most popular online emotional eating program.

Between her online programs and as proprietress of Hawthorn Farm, her 23-acre retreat center in Medfield, Massachusetts, Sarah holds sacred space to empower women and support them in finding their magic and rediscovering their most authentic selves.

Since 2009, Sarah’s community of women seeking a fuller, more meaningful life has grown to almost 100K members.



What do you want to ask me?

In this episode, I answer your questions on everything from how to start a business to how to get out of overwhelm and how to get out of anxiety.

Whatever you send in and I mean whatever, I’m answering. Unedited and unscripted.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where you can find The Strength In Motherhood at any stage of motherhood. We have classes such as FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, Run Club and our newest program Strides360. When you come to FIT4MOM, I promise you will find moms like you. It’s not just the highlight reel....


Have you ever considered physical therapy for your pelvic floor?

It’s time to go beyond kegels and take the frustration out of pelvic, back, or postnatal Issues.

No matter your stage of motherhood, you should be empowered to take on the active lifestyle you deserve.

Meet women’s health specialist, Dawn Andalon and of course, we will find out how this busy doctor does the motherhood.

This is the Empowered Mama Podcast.

About Dawn

Dr. Dawn Andalon is a women's health physical therapist, educator, author, and Co-Founder of Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance.

She is known as a leading spine and postpartum women’s health specialist in the San Diego area.

Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, she worked at Nike World HQ in Portland, OR as a physical therapist and consultant.

She has always enjoyed fitness and working with the active population as she was a former dancer and gymnast.

Dawn has completed certification through Polestar Pilates which she has implemented with elite and Olympic athletes, surfers,...


This week, I hit burnout.

It happens.

We cannot be “up” all the time.

How do you handle it when you feel low, in a funk, burned out?

I’ll share with you my tips for battling burnout.

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This episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where you can find The Strength In Motherhood® at any stage of motherhood. We have classes such as FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, Run Club, Body Back, and our newest program Strides360. When you come to FIT4MOM, I promise you will...


They say that necessity is the mother of invention.

Seems to me that motherhood is the inspiration for invention.

My guest today turned her nut butter idea into a million dollar business.

She created her nut butters for her two adopted boys from the Ukraine.

Find out why they are the best butter and how she does motherhood.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Danielle

Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi is regarded as one of the natural food industry’s top ‘trailblazers.’

She implemented the strategic rollout of the NuttZo brand, as well as, managed NuttZo’s rapid double-digit growth over the past 10 years.

Danielle has more than 20 years national sales and marketing experience, business strategy and development, team motivation and an unparalleled passion to service towards creating a healthier, happier, and sustainable world.

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Danielle’s Favorite Quote: Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. - Anne Lamott

If Danielle were to get a tattoo...

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Does your career no longer fit your life because you're a mom?

Have you dreamt of starting your own business, but you just don’t know where to start?

This was me, 17 years ago, when I became a mom.

Now it’s my mission to help all moms find careers that integrate with life instead of versus life. In this episode,

I’ll help you explore various opportunities from direct marketing to franchising.

This is The Empowered Mama Podcast.

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It all started with a positive pregnancy test and the realization that everything was about to change.

My guest today is the epitome of the mother of invention being necessity.

She created a product out of need and has since created the fashion brand that is inspired by and for moms.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Ingrid

Ingrid Carney is a wife, mama, artist, traveler, movie and music lover, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

It was during her pregnancy that Ingrid thought of a simple problem-solving accessory to keep moms pants up when her belly grows!

Eight+ patents later, Ingrid's widely popular invention inspired an entire maternity apparel company: Ingrid & Isabel.

Ingrid is married to George and has two daughters, Isabel and Alexandra.

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If Ingrid were to get a tattoo with one word that she valued, what would it be?

“That's easy. LOVE.”

Favorite Quote: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm...


Do you ever get caught up in someone else’s highlight reel?

Do you wonder why everyone else seems to have it all together when you feel like a hot mess?

Well I believe, we all need to keep it real.

And that’s what I’m going to do today.

I’m going to give you a look behind the curtain and share what I’m embarrassed to tell you.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

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Thank you for listening today, and every day that you join me. As always, if there is someone you want me to interview or a topic you want me to talk about, just send me an email to


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It’s not often you meet a mama with 6 kids.

Even less often that that mama started a business with her friends in the basement and then sold it for 8 figures.

Yes i did say 8!

She is a model mom to show us how to integrate work with life.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Julie

Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels.

She has helped her company bring its product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards.

Cole is a regular television contributor, a sought after speaker and emcee and a digital influencer and blogger.

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“No one ever becomes poor from giving.” - Anne Frank

In this episode of The Empowered Mama, I’m going to share with you an excerpt from the book on the gift of giving.

In our selfie selfish world, we are going to check in on how we might be able to give back.

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Do you dream of having an assistant to do the things you don’t love to do?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who could manage your calendar, do your email or maybe your social media?

You can with a virtual assistant.

My guest today is going to share how you can delegate more so you can do more of what you love.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Trivinia

Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA - a boutique Virtual Assistant Agency that matches elite level entrepreneurs like Todd Herman and Ray Edwards with highly skilled assistants who “get” the online space and come prepared to deliver massive ROI right out of the gate.

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If Trivinia were to get a tattoo with one word that she valued, what would it be?

Trivinia already has “Truth” tattooed on her left wrist

Favorite Quote: “If you don’t have an executive assistant, you are one.” - Cameron Herold

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Are your kids back in school?

Are you so excited or sad to see summer come to a close?

Maybe a little of both.

I know that I’m excited to get back to my routine and rituals.

Listen in today as I share how I set up looking forward to my every day.

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Thank you for listening today, and every day that you join me. As always, if there is someone you want me to interview or a topic you want me to talk about, just send me an email to

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention.

Have you ever had an idea for a better product, a better way to do something?

Do you stop yourself because you know nothing about that business or industry?

My guest today wanted a better diaper bag.

Knowing nothing about such a business, she went for it anyway.

And she has created one of the most in-demand bags on the market.

Let’s find out about how she did it and how she does motherhood.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Meggan

Meggan Wood is the co-founder, designer, and branding maestro behind the leather diaper bag and handbag brand, Lily Jade.

It all started when she was a new mom and diaper bag options weren’t available for the woman who valued quality AND organization.

As a solution, Meggan carried her leather tote filled with a ziploc bag “organizational” system.

Encouraging her vision, her husband, Landon, asked her to design the diaper bag of her dreams and that’s how she went from happy homeschool mom to...


As full as your heart is in motherhood, do you ever desire to give more?

To create awareness or help others in need?

My guest today turned her triathalons into a way to raise money for children in Africa.

Find out why she has a Heart For Africa and how it fits into the motherhood.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Mandy

Mandy Wallick is a wife and a mom to a 4, 6, and 7-year-old, and a triathlete.

She is also a sales manager for a mission called Heart for Africa that helps an area of 70% unemployment with one of the highest rates of aids/HIV, average life expectancy of 32, and helps feed 190+ kids in eSwatini, Africa.

Mandy's also wants to help moms in the US be more present in their own families and give them a purpose that is greater than themselves.

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Favorite quote: “Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” - R.H. Sin



Can you be a mom, a spouse and still have a sexy turned-on life?

My guest today says you can.

She will help us get back our mojo, increase our confidence and yes, our sex life.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Dana

Dana B. Myers is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, coach and media personality. As Founder of Booty Parlor, Dana B. Myers has changed the lives thousands of women by inspiring them to boost their sensual self-confidence and create sexier, more satisfying relationships.

Known for her frank yet empowering style, Dana helps women and mothers reclaim the power of their sensuality and sexual satisfaction through her coaching practice and live workshops. Her advice, and Booty Parlor’s products, have been featured by Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Parents, Redbook, Nylon, Allure and The Wall Street Journal. Dana has appeared on ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live, The Wendy Williams Show and many more.

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“I said to my body softly, I want to be your friend. It took a long breath and said, I’ve been waiting my whole life for this”.

This is a quote that speaks to me, but I’ve had trouble living its truth.

Today, I’m going to get real.

Really real.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

I know how busy you are, but if you could just take a moment to review the show on iTunes or Stitcher, it would mean the world to me. Think of it like leaving a little tip for your barista. If you liked this episode share it. Super easy to do! Use #EmpoweredMama so that I can thank you!

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Why are people so mean to each other online?

Why is there so much hate?

Why do we say things on social media that we wouldn’t say in person?

If you are tired of people being unkind, listen in to understand the phenomenon and how we can be the change.

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Wellness & Fitness Expert, Undefeated Boxing Champion, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, Author, Speaker, Mom. All of these words describe just one incredible woman, the Champ Laila Ali.



What does it mean to be an empowered woman in America today?

What does gender equality look and feel like?

My guest today captures and tells the stories of heroic women that answer those questions and more.

She is a mom, filmmaker and I’m excited to say that she is one of our awesome Body Back clients!

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Sarah

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, inspirational speaker and teacher.


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Do you question how to balance it all?

My guest today suggests that we don’t even try!

She built a multi-million dollar media company with a high school diploma and a Google search bar.

She is changing women’s lives through her books, blog, and events.

She shares her stories as a working mother, a woman with insecurities and how she takes ownership of her life.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Rachel

Rachel Hollis is a New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, in-demand speaker, and founder and CEO of Chic Media, the foremost authority on premium digital content for women.

Named one of Inc. Magazine’s "Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30,” Rachel uses her infectious energy to empower women to take control of their lives and pursue their passions without fear.

Motivational, inspirational, and always approachable, Rachel’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with millions of women around the world.

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Do you feel frantic? Overwhelmed? Stressed out?

My guest today is going to share some practical and creative ways to bring calm and mindfulness into your life.

It isn’t about finding more time in the day — it’s about savoring the moments we have.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Shonda

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, runs a solo psychotherapy practice, specializing in stress-related disorders and women’s issues.

She earned an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from Dickinson College and has over twenty years of clinical experience.

Trained as a mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher in 2006, Shonda has co-developed various mindfulness group curricula, presents workshops and keynotes in numerous settings, writes an ongoing column for, and is a regular contributor to Psych Central.

Her award-winning first book, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms, is a Parent’s Magazine “Mom Must-Read.”

Blending her expertise and personal experience of...


Wellness & Fitness Expert, Undefeated Boxing Champion, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, Author, Speaker, Mom.

All of these words describe just one incredible woman: the Champ Laila Ali.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Laila

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two.

The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were “knockouts”) and zero losses.

Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

Laila Ali is a sought after inspirational speaker and author of her life’s story in a dynamic book for young women entitled Reach!

She and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, live in Los Angeles, with their two children, son Curtis Jr., and daughter...


There is so much we wish we knew before becoming a mom.

Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The reality is that the motherhood can be hard, like really hard.

It’s time to get these stories out in the open so we can support one another in all stages of motherhood.

My guest today is a specialist in maternal mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

She is a psychologist and the host of the Mom and Mind podcast.

Let’s meet Empowered Mama Dr. Kat.

About Dr. Kat

Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., is a psychologist specializing perinatal mental health and the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast.

Dr. Kat was drawn to this specialty after going through postpartum depression and anxiety with her first child.

Dr. Kat supports moms and families in her private practice, volunteers with Postpartum Support International and offers training to health and mental health care providers.

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Do you have a passion which could be the next million dollar idea?

My guest today did.

She found a passion for eating healthy after becoming a mom.

When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.

Let’s meet mom boss Kara Goldin, founder of Hint Water.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Kara

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint, a healthy lifestyle brand that produces delicious unsweetened flavored water, as well as a fruit scented sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free.

Kara regularly mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and recently launched the podcast...


Do you have a passion to make a difference?

Do you have a cause that is near and dear to your heart which could be a business opportunity?

My guest did!

She created a business to support employment, training and programs that transform the lives of women and their families.

Learn how she is making an impact and how she lives in the motherhood. This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Brittany

Brittany Merrill Underwood has made an extraordinary impact through her dedication over the past 13 years to transform the lives of impoverished women and families through Akola.

Brittany founded the Akola in 2016, when she was a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, after she met a Ugandan woman who cared for 24 street children in her home.

Inspired to action, Brittany discovered by training and employing women who are deemed “unemployable” in their communities and guaranteeing them a monthly income, Akola could care for thousands of children.

Still operating out of Dallas, TX, and visiting Uganda as often as...


Are you looking for new ways to get organized?

Are you always searching for a better way to do things?

Do you want a behind the scenes look at my favorite apps to manage my life?

Check out this bonus episode of The Empowered Mama podcast.

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In this episode of The Empowered Mama, we are going to look at how to finally get your life in order.

When your home feels disorganized, you feel disorganized.

As a naturally messy person, I’m going to show you how I keep my life in tip-top order.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.


Would you say that money is one of the biggest stressors in your life?

Are you confused about how to save money for college, your retirement or what to invest in?

Do you feel like you are good at making money but not good at building wealth?

Then this episode is for you.

I’m interviewing wealth management expert Hilary Hendershott, the leading financial advisor for women.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Hilary

Hilary has an MBA, and she’s a Certified Financial Planner. She’s a TEDx speaker, and she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, FOX, DailyWorth, Forbes and Investopedia.

She was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.

With more than 30 television appearances, she’s the go-to personal finance expert in Silicon Valley for the NBC evening news where they call her “The Investor’s Voice of Reason.”

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What if you were super excited to get up in the morning?

What if your morning got you so energized that you were in a good mood all day?

What if your mornings were so magical that they changed your entire life?

I’m here to tell you that they will.

Join me to create your morning ritual.

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Hindsight is 20/20 right?

We can all look back and clearly see how we could have taken a better path.

And while it does us no good to look back with regret, you can take advantage of someone else’s story so that your journey is smoother.

Today, I’m going to share my FIT4MOM story and what I wish I knew then.

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Is motherhood your priority?

Are you a working mom who feels guilty about leaving your little one?

In this episode, I interview parenting expert and author Erica Komisar.

We talk about her book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Erica

Erica, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 25 years.

A graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and The New York Freudian Society, she is an author and psychological consultant, bringing parenting and work/life workshops to clinics, schools, corporations.

She lives in New York City with her husband—optometrist and social entrepreneur Dr. Jordan Kassalow—and their three children.

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“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer



Have you ever wondered how other moms manage to take care of themselves, their relationships and their work while raising children?

My guest today is Julie Burton, author of The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother's Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being.

Julie is also the creator of a new workplace for women called Modern Well.

Let’s learn from her story as a veteran mom of four and what she has learned from interviewing hundreds of moms.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Julie

Julie Burton has spent the past two decades working as a fitness instructor, freelance writer, author, self-care expert, and teacher while mothering her four children alongside her husband of 25 years.

Co-founding the Twin Cities Writing Studio in 2015 and publishing The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Guide to Health and Well-Being in 2016, Julie’s life transformed.

Experiencing firsthand the reactions from around and outside her writing table, Julie created the brick-and-mortar ModernWell space to share her...


In this episode of The Empowered Mama, we are going to look at how your beliefs and your behaviors are keeping you from achieving the success you desire.

More specifically, we are going to look at a strategy that can help you finally take action on building new habits in your life.

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Are you clear on what you want your life to look like?

Do you feel like something is missing?

Do you sometimes say you are “just a mom”?

They say that the two greatest days of your life are the day you are born and the day you realize why.

Let’s unwrap some new ways to find your purpose.

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Do you find you have a little voice inside your head causing constant worry?

My guest today is the author of The What If Monster.

She’s a writer, illustrator and all around momboss who is bringing the power of positivity and magic into the lives of all around her.

Join me today to enter her rose-colored world and to get inspired by her story!

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About Michelle

Picture book author and illustrator, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt travels the across the country every year visiting schools and sharing her books and message of striving to find your magic through hard work, courage and perseverance.

Michelle has written several other children's bookings including Jonathan James, Bob is a Unicorn, Dog and Mouse, and Cordelia.

Michelle lives in Georgia with her husband and two children; she loves dogs, the beach, and a really great Boston cream doughnut from time to time.

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If you love paper, planners and all things pretty, I bet you know Erin Condren.

Erin shares her early days designing her life and her business with her babies by her side.

She has built a multi-million dollar empire around beautiful designs and her famous life planner. This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

About Erin

Erin started her business printing holiday cards, stationary and sticker from home, a business that ten years later would be a vibrant international eCommerce enterprise, with over 200 employees, two state-of-the-art printing & fulfillment centers, over 250k Instagram followers, and more than one million customers on-line.

Erin Condren built her eponymous brand around one central theme: Let’s get it done, so we can have some fun!

Her signature item is the LifePlanner™ stylized organizer, a stylish multitasking agenda/notebook that includes a month-over-month and week-over-week calendar system, to do lists, color-coded stickers for flagging important dates, and so much more.

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It’s time to shrink your to-do list and to create the space you need to flourish in work and life.

In today’s episode, we meet Empowered Mama Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop The Ball.

She is a powerful voice in the women’s leadership movement and she urges you to let go of perfection and start to focus on what truly matters to you.

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About Tiffany

Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go.

Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she’s been featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR.

She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, a sought-after speaker on women’s leadership, and has presented at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, TEDWomen and MAKERS.

Tiffany lives in New York City with her husband...


Are you frustrated by your lack of willpower?

Are you looking for ways to get more of it?

I’m going to share some surprising science and 10 hacks to boost your willpower.

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In an ideal world, you know what you would do for self-care?

But when the motherhood is real and you are living in beautiful chaos, how do you maintain some semblance of self-care?

In this episode, we are going to talk about a whole new perspective on taking care of you.

This is The Empowered Mama podcast.

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Are you living your best life?

Are you moved by your passion and your purpose or are you just surviving the day?

Do you want more control of your time, your health and yourself?

If so, then this is the podcast for you!

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There’s a quote that says if you don’t create your own life plan that you will fall into someone else’s.

I want this year to be the year that you design the life you want to live.

And to kick it off, we are going to chat about a new way to plan out your year.

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A wish without a plan is just a dream. Let’s put some plans in place and make this your best year ever.

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No matter how great our life is, we all have some areas that could use some improvement.

Before starting any New Year’s Goals, let’s check in to see what areas need more attention.

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How do you know when it’s time to quit?

When to throw in the towel?

Whether in your job, your relationship or a new business; we are all confronted with challenging times when you wonder if it’s worth it.

There is a time to quit.

And there is a time to stick with it.

Join us today as Sunny and I discuss whether it’s time for her to leave her business and to give you the tools to help you figure out when it’s time to quit.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Sunny

Sunny Gault is the creator behind New Mommy Media, a San Diego-based company dedicated to producing podcasts for new and expecting parents.

Since launching in 2012, Sunny has released more than 700 episodes focusing on a range of pregnancy and parenting topics.

This experience led her to launch Parents On Demand, the first podcast network for parents and families.

Prior to podcasting, Sunny was an award-winning broadcast journalist, having worked at television and radio stations across the country.

In 2005, she started her first podcast,...


Do you feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do each day?

Are you always on the hunt for productivity tools, and maybe training, so at the end of each day you feel happy, satisfied, and successful?

I am so excited to introduce you to my guest today, founder of inkWELL Press.

She has both courses and an incredible planner that is going to help you conquer overwhelm, achieve harmony, and create a life you love.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Tonya

Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert who started her first business in 2009 working out of her dining room juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate America and come work with her. By combining her entrepreneurial spirit with his MBA and marketing experience, they were able to grow a small niche business quickly into something that could support their family.

The company continued to flourish, but something was missing. In the summer of 2014 she closed up shop to follow her true passion of starting...


Are you ready to feel comfortable, embrace, and love your body?

Well this has nothing to do with your body.

No matter how we change our body, we still obsess with our perceived flaws.

What if this is really about feeling unworthy?

Not good enough?

My guest today is a coach and trainer who is on a mission to help you let go of body image issues and live the free, vibrant life you were meant to live.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jessica

Jessica is a body image coach, teacher, speaker, and writer on a mission to help women break free from body image issues to live the free, whole, and vibrant life they were meant to live.

With nearly a decade of experience as a NASM certified personal trainer, and 3 years as an iPEC certified life coach, Jessi uses a unique process of combining mindset shifts and emotional healing, along with tapping into the innate wisdom of the physical body through movement, to help women learn to accept and embrace the bodies they live in, and utterly transform their lives in the process.



Do you want tips and best advice for having a healthy pregnancy?

Learn from registered nurse, author and podcaster Jeanne Faulkner about how to have a common sense pregnancy.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jeanne

After almost 20 years spent working as a labor and delivery nurse in urban hospitals, Jeanne began a writing career that lead to thousands of articles being published in magazines, newspapers and on websites.

Women’s health, gender equality, politics, global maternal health, advocacy, parenting and feminism are her primary focuses.

Jeanne lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school.

It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly.

It’s as if they shift or move on just as you’re starting to figure them out.

It all makes the responsibility to shape a character feel overwhelming.

In this episode, I talk with Kristen Ivy, author of It’s Just a Phase.

We talk about the phases of childhood and how we can make sure to make the most of them. This is Motivating Mom.

About Kristen

Kristen Ivy is the executive director of messaging at Orange and the director of The Phase Project.

Before beginning her career at Orange in 2006, Kristen earned a Bachelor of Education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009.

She worked in the public school system as a high school Biology and English teacher where she learned firsthand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation.



Are you perpetuating the myth of masculinity?

Do you want to help your spouse or son be more comfortable with vulnerability, connection and deeper relationships?

My guest today is Lewis Howes, author of Mask of Masculinity.

He shares his very emotional story of sexual abuse and how he has released shame and has since moved to inner peace.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Lewis

Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and author of his latest book, The Mask Of Masculinity,

He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach and keynote speaker.

Lewis hosts a top 100 podcast in the world, The School of Greatness, which has over 40 million downloads since it launched in 2013.

He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30.

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Motherhood. Beauty. Lifestyle.

Are you curious about how to bring these things together?

My guest today has an online show that shows her real life as a mom but also shares beauty and lifestyle tips.

Join us to learn how to she has built her mom vlog and how she brings motherhood, beauty and lifestyle together.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Amanda

Trailblazing the way as one of the original moms on YouTube as AmandaMuse, Amanda has created an incredibly engaged community online, both as viewers of AmandaMuse and within the YouTube community.

Amanda began her online journey while documenting her start to motherhood with her two children, while living as an expat in Malaysia.

Now living in the Toronto area, AmandaMuse has become a lifestyle brand, where Amanda shares her views on life and beauty on YouTube, traditional media, social media and her live online shows. Amanda embraces the highs and lows of life while showcasing optimistic authenticity in motherhood and womanhood.

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Have you ever considered turning your passion into a business?

Have you ever felt that you were stepping into a man’s world?

My guest today did both.

She turned her passion for surfing into a career.

She is inspiring women to suit up in neoprene and claim their share of the male-dominated waves.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Izzy

Izzy Tihanyi is the co-owner of Surf Diva surf school in La Jolla, CA, with her twin sister, Caroline.

She started the first all-women's surf school in 1996. Prior to founding Surf Diva, Izzy was a competitive collegiate surfer at UC San Diego, competed on the professional women's longboard circuit, and hosted a TV show for action sports.

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Are you a single mom looking for a roadmap to achieving your goals and a happy future for you and your family?

My guest today is Emma Johnson, author of The Kickass Single Mom.

She will share her tips, secrets and tricks to building life on your own terms.

Even if you aren’t a single mom, this episode has some insight for us all!

This is Motivating Mom.

About Emma

Emma Johnson is an award-winning business journalist and founder of the world's largest platform for single mothers, WealthySingleMommy, as well as the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother.

As an expert she has appeared on CNN, Headline News, TIME,,, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, won Parents magazine's ‘Best of the Web,’ and is cited as host of a 'Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts.'

The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (Penguin,) will be released October, 2017.

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By now you know we’re a big fan of meditation.

But even we didn’t know the incredible benefits of meditation for fertility and pregnancy.

Today we’re talking with Anna Gannon from Expectful, an incredible app for new and aspiring moms.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Anna

Anna Gannon is a mom, the Community and Editorial Lead at Expectful, a writer and yoga & meditation teacher.

Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yoga Today and The Expectful Blog.

Anna is passionate about the importance of the mind, body, and sometimes baby connection.

Her mission is to improve women's emotional health during their fertility, pregnancy and new motherhood experience by sharing open and honest stories, educating them on the benefits of meditation and movement and most importantly, letting them know they are never alone.

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Have you ever wanted a break?

Thought about taking a sabbatical?

I took a month off! And I want to share my “a ha’s” from this experience.

Plus, I’ll answer your questions in our “Ask Lisa” segment!

This is Motivating Mom.


Are you over the parenting struggles?

Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself in motherhood?

Are you ready to “Get It Together”?

My guest today is a parenting expert who will empower you to be a mom without losing yourself.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Eirene

Eirene Heidelberger is a nationally-renowned parenting expert and founder of GIT Mom (Get It Together, Mom!). Through GIT Mom’s 7-step method, Eirene empowers mothers and mothers-to-be by teaching a “mom-first” parenting approach. She is the only parenting coach in the country who advocates parenting techniques that put the mother’s needs center stage.

The GIT Mom Method has been featured nationally on the Today Show, the popular Channel 5 Investigates on Chicago’s NBC 5, and Eirene has been a regular contributor to Chicago television morning show Fox 32 Chicago. Her funny, honest and straightforward approach shines through in her articles for Huffington Post Parenting and TODAY Parenting.

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It seems that the professional options for moms fall into two main categories: full-time working mom or stay-at-home-mom.

What about the huge area of grey between those two extremes?

My guest today will share insights from successful part-time working moms who think differently about career and life.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Brown is a strategic marketing and business consultant, TEDx speaker, an expert on and advocate for professional part-time working moms.

Her upcoming book, Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms Who Balance Career and Family, empowers moms to think differently about their career approach and gives a how-to, based on stories, insights, and advice from more than 110 interviews with professional part-time working moms.

Suzanne, her husband, and their two active young boys live in Austin, TX.

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Your actions can make a difference in the world you live in.

It’s time to realize that going after your dreams will have a positive impact on your family and your community.

Learn how to live an inspired and compassionate lifestyle, even with your busy schedule.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Amy

Amy is a mother of twins, humanitarian, author, blogger, and entrepreneur.

She believes that teaching self-compassion is the first step in teaching compassion for others.

She believes in living an inspired, compassionate life and has a passion for organizations that partner with people living in poverty to help them create sustainable businesses.

She uses her entrepreneurial skills to support these organizations as well as Project Night Night, an organization that provides books, blankets, and stuffed animals to homeless children living in the USA.

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Do you need a boost in confidence as a mom?

Would you like to know how some of your favorite celebrity moms keep life flirty, fabulous and fun?

My guest today turned motherhood into a hot blog and new book!

Let’s find out how she got over the bump and bounced back after pregnancy.

She will teach you how to be a fab mom, focused after babies.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jill

Jill Simonian is a parenting-lifestyle contributor for TV and digital media and appears on CBS Los Angeles news twice weekly (every Wednesday night and early Friday mornings) to discuss hot parenting topics, offer family lifestyle tips and motivate modern moms to keep life "focused after babies" (that's the f-a-b).

Jill's debut book for first-time pregnant moms, The FAB Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby is a practical, personal, confidence-building read -- with unexpected celebrity stories and expert lifestyle tips -- to boost brand new moms' mind, body and...


It’s important to know where your food comes from, how it’s made, grown and processed.

It’s not about worrying; it’s about knowledge and understanding that the food you eat is a major contributor to your overall health.

My guest today created a company that is creating real food that’s good on ya!

This is Motivating Mom.

About Kris

Kris opened her first cafe, GOODONYA, in 2001; it is a 100% non-GMO, 99% organic restaurant in Encinitas, CA.

Prior to that, she played for 12 years on the US Field Hockey team, including on the World Cup team, Pan American team, as well as in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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Are your kids an excuse or your reason?

My guest today has no excuses.

She home schools her eight children, runs a farm and a very successful goat milk soap business.

Trust, me, PJ Jonas has some lessons for all you mamas out there.

This is Motivating Mom.

About PJ

PJ Jonas is a business owner, goat-wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother.

After getting goats to provide healthy milk for her children, she decided to put some excess milk into a batch of handmade soap.

That decision was the beginning of Goat Milk Stuff.

What started with an initial small batch of soap has expanded into a host of goat milk items such as goat milk soaps, cheeses, candies, fudge, gelato and more.

PJ’s husband, children (aged 9 to 19), and six full-time employees all work hard to promote the goodness of goat milk.

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The world needs your business!

Do you have a business idea that you want to get off the ground?

Do you have a business that you want to propel?

You’ve got the guest today has the plan.

This is your guide for making money and doing what you love.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Christy

Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique, a Certified Business Coach and a Ramsey Personality with a passion for equipping women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully run and grow a business.

Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to thousands across the country at women's conferences, national business conferences, Fortune 500 companies and her own sold-out live events.

She is the host of the Business Boutique Podcast and her new book, Business Boutique, released April 2017.


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How do you go after the life you crave without sacrificing the parent you want to be?

It’s time to redefine the beautiful mess that we call family.

Mama, it’s time to take control with Heather Chauvin.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Heather

Heather Chauvin has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership.

Her mission is to crack women open to their deepest potential and lead the life their soul craves.

She reaches thousands of readers worldwide and leads innovative retreats and coaching programs that teach women to succeed in their most sacred work in parenting and business.

Heather is the creator of the New & Noteworthy podcast, as well as Mom Is In Control and has also been featured on the OWN network, Huffington Post, TV outlets and others.

Through her Courageous Rewrite Initiative, Heather has given voice to many humans who have courageously taking inspired action towards creating a life they’re proud of.

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Are you a frustrated stressed-out parent?

Need some coaching?

With all the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, parenting can seem more like a chore than a pleasure.

Dr. Catherine Pearlman, one of America’s leading parenting experts, has a simple yet revolutionary solution: Ignore It!

This is Motivating Mom.

About Catherine

Dr. Catherine Pearlman started The Family Coach to help moms and dads with typical parenting issues.

Her mission is to help parents enjoy their parenting and kids more.

She has been a featured speaker for PTA gatherings, parent meetings, Moms Night Out, the Wall Street Journal Parenting Panel, nonprofit groups, and academic conferences around the country.

She writes the nationally syndicated “Dear Family Coach” column and her book Ignore It! will be released 8/8/17.

Catherine is a licensed clinical social worker with her Ph.D. in social welfare from Yeshiva University.

She lives in California with her husband, two (mostly) well-behaved children, and...


Do you have a finicky eater?

Tired of fights over food?

Are you ready for happier, healthier meal times?

My guest today is mom, doctor, registered dietitian and author.

Let’s get some tips from her and find out how she juggles it all with her own family.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Natalie

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a dual board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician, registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics.

Dr. Muth is the author of four books, including her latest, The Picky Eater Project: 6 weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes., designed to help parents transform picky eaters into fledging foodies. She lives in San Diego.

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Does your life feel like Groundhog Day?

Are you caught up in the monotony of motherhood?

Feel like you need to break free?

Have an adventure?

My guests today are making motherhood fun through adventures and a new podcast.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jen and CoCo

"Chicken", also known as Jen, is a housewife and mother of three children. Crafting is her religion and she basically just wants "food that's been dealt with". She also has a secret job as a Gopher Exterminator. Shhhhhh.... don't tell anyone. Of course, you can hear more about gophers and much more on her weekly podcast...Free the Housewives.

CoCo is always trying to find meaning in her life and the perfect haircut. She is a mother of three and a housewife living in the coastal community of Leucadia. She has kept busy in her past as an actress, improv comedienne and lead singer of a rock band. Now, she stars as a carpool mom and new podcast co-host on Free the Housewives.

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How would you describe your postpartum experience?

Did you have support?

Did you have someone guiding you?

Nurturing you?

Helping you replenish your body?

Would have been nice.

And I believe that it can be the future for new moms.

My guest today is committed to revolutionizing well-care for new mamas.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Rachelle

Rachelle Garcia Seliga has been working in the field of traditional midwifery care for the past 15 years. Her work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift-- to a culture that honors our innate wisdom, personal authority and the sanctity of life.

Rachelle runs a Holistic Well-Woman Care practice, which tends to the health of women's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Her work offers somatic trauma resolution, deep healing, and simple, effective ways to tend to the whole of who we are.

Rachelle is the creator of INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification Training and INNATE Advanced Postpartum Training, for birth workers...


Are you enjoying the journey in motherhood?

Is the thought of doing it perfectly stopping you in your tracks?

Have you ever considered that maybe you need happiness training?

My guest today wants to help you close the gap between the life you live and the life you love.

Join me today to meet Petra Kolber, host of the Perfection Detox.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Petra

Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker, and movement motivator. She has 25 years experience presenting around the world and has led workshops in over 20 countries.

She has spoken at TEDx and consulted for many companies including Reebok, Gatorade, California Walnuts and Health Magazine.

Petra hosts The Perfection Detox Podcast and is the guest host for the online fitness show, Daily Burn 365.

As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage...


Are you ready to follow your heart and create a life that you love?

Do you know how to tap into your own natural strengths to finally reach your true potential?

My guest today will help you understand your natural design so that you can ignite in your life, your relationships and your work.

This is Motivating Mom.

About MaryCay

A business consultant and owner with two decades inspiring business transformation, MaryCay brings vibrant enthusiasm to every dimension of work and life.

MaryCay weaves a unique blend of pragmatic business savvy with neuroscience in a way that ignites executives and their teams.

Her approach envisions an inspiring future and unlocks passion and potential through a blend of customized tools, workshops, retreats, and coaching.

She focuses on experienced-based empowerment and collaboration, organizational design, and alignment of human capital to create sustainable results.

MaryCay cherishes her extended family and adventures. When she’s not exploring the world or engaging with...


Are you in a slump?

Have no motivation to exercise?

Or maybe lacking the motivation for a project?

Are you tired of not making progress?

In today’s episode, I’m going to give you 10 quick tips to spark your motivation when you have no motivation.

This is Motivating Mom.


Can you imagine starting your own blog and turning it into a business that allows you to be home with your kids?

My guest today did just that and is not only bringing home the bacon but she’s not eating it.

She’s vegan blogger Sophia DeSantis from Veggies Don’t Bite.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Sophia

Sophia is the fun-loving mama of three behind the blog Veggies Don't Bite and now cookbook author! She created plant-based, gluten-free and {refined} sugar-free recipes to spread the word that healthy can be delicious and stress free for your whole family.


Do you want to reignite the spark in your marriage?

Has your sex life gotten a little dull?

Does it feel like one more task on your to-do list?

No more.

Kimberly Johnson is back to light up your sex life. This is Motivating Mom.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Johnson is a certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, doula, postpartum recovery specialist and yoga teacher.

She has taught workshops on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality throughout Brazil, Portugal and the United States.

She is the author of the upcoming book from Shambhala Publications entitled "The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother's Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality."

She specializes in birth injury, birth trauma and sexual healing and currently works in private practice in Encinitas, CA.

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Woo hoo! It’s our 100th episode!!!

In today’s episode, we are going to talk about the critical element which may be missing from your pursuit of a happy and healthy life.

We’ve talked about vision, about planning and living with intention...but now we are going to complete the pursuit with the practice of reflection.

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Does your marriage need a makeover?

Has parenting pushed you two apart?

Before kids, you were all about each other.

Then what happened?

On today’s episode, Jason and I are the guests.

We are answering your real questions about surviving with your spouse.

This is Motivating Mom.

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“You’re not supposed to take a puppy away from its mom for at least eight weeks. Yet we expect moms to go back to work after just six,”.

Even worse, a quarter of employed American mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth.

The family leave act might give women the right to maternity leave but who can afford to take that much paid time off.

Let’s meet a new mom boss who is starting a unique company to give women a 12-week maternity leave.

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About Margi

Margi is a Minneapolis-based working mom of 4 awesome children. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC with a BA in Communications, and after 4 years in the cosmetics industry, she has worked in Wine and Spirit sales management in MN for the past 6 years.

After discovering she was pregnant with twins, Margi created her blog as a way to share her experience and connect with other moms.

Margi is...


Are you a mombie?

Wandering mindlessly through your life of toilet training to tantrums?

Does it seem like you are in Groundhog Day where every day is the same?

Do you feel like you have drifted from the woman you are meant to be?

In this episode, I am going to wake you up, shake you up and help you anchor to your purpose!


How was your experience with your ob/gyn?

Did you feel empowered?

Did he or she give you the confidence and support that you needed to rock your pregnancy and your birth?

In today’s episode of Motivating Mom, I am interviewing one of our very favorite ob/gyn’s.

He is known as Dr. Cap.

He is answering all of the questions today that you have always wanted to ask your doctor!

About Dr. Cap

Dr. Capetanakis is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in Encinitas and is on staff at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital.

Specializing in unmedicated deliveries, vbac births, minimally invasive surgery, and fertility treatments, Dr. Cap takes a holistic approach to the care of his patients.

Dr. Capetanakis received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

He completed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center where Dr. Capetanakis received numerous teaching awards from the medical students, residents...


Celebrity fitness coach Jillian Michaels is known for her no-nonsense coaching style and getting results no matter what.

But Jillian is much more than just a toned and tough trainer; she’s also a proud mother of two.

In 2012, Jillian and her partner Heidi became parents for the first time.

Like most expecting moms, they consulted a doctor whom they trusted for complete and current health advice.

But for Jillian, becoming a mother meant intensive research to ensure optimum health for her family.

She was outraged to discover that many physicians withhold or conceal important health information from expectant parents.

Now with two little ones, Jillian has compiled a groundbreaking 15-month course of action for a clean and happy pregnancy from pre-pregnancy to after birth.

Let’s chat with Jillian about her new book Yeah Baby!

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jillian

Jillian Michaels is the foremost fitness expert in the world and a renowned life coach.

From her hit televisions shows, extensively...


Are you addicted to processed foods?

Are you concerned for your children’s health growing up in a world of artificial packaged foods?

Are you tired of being sick and tired?

Today, let’s talk to food advocate Vani Hari.

You may know her as The Food Babe.

I know her as a woman who is leading a food army to create a better food system.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Vani

Vani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, creator of, author of the #1 best-selling book The Food Babe Way and was named one of the Most Influential People On The Internet by Time Magazine.

In her work, Hari has influenced how food giants like Kraft, Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks create their products, steering them towards more healthful policies.

Vani teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world.

She lives...


Parents are eager for practical ways to help their kids develop a healthy and responsible understanding of how money works.

Our job as parents starts early to teach them how to spend, save and avoid debt for life.

Listen in to this invaluable advice from author Rachel Cruze.

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About Rachel

As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored two best-selling books: Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids.

The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she joined Ramsey Solutions in 2010 and uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others.

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Parents are eager for practical ways to help their kids develop a healthy and responsible understanding of how money works.

In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert...


Do you know that there is an ancient wisdom which can give you insight into your own life?

It's called Enneagram and it can help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and how you are perceived by others.

It can help you understand more about what you need to feel balanced.

It can help you get in touch with what you fear.

It can help you understand what triggers you.

I have experienced it myself and I can tell you that it’s right on target.

Listen in and let’s learn about Enneagram.

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About Erin

For the last 10 years, Erin has worked with executives across industries to find the sweet spot between business results and personal meaning.

She designs, delivers, and supports transformation leader, team, and organization development in line with business strategy.

Erin's background is in executive coaching, management consulting and educational leadership development.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University...

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Have you had a major life event that forced you to learn what you were truly made of?

Every woman has a gritty moment that could make or break her.

Every woman has experienced hardship and troubled times.

It is how we make it through those moments that define us.

It’s realizing that grit is often what gives us grace.

And that is the inspiration behind the athletic gear company Graced By Grit.

Let’s talk to the founders today to find out about their story.

About Kimberly

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and her MBA from UCLA.

She has worked in a variety of research positions, as well as at the executive level and in business development for GTE and C3 (Comcast Content and Communications.)

And, now in her 50’s (because it is never too late) she started a women’s athletic apparel brand.

Graced by Grit is in its third year of business, having already sold over $2 million in product.

Kimberly is married and raising two brillant,...


Somewhere along the way, we decided we wanted to do it all and do it all perfectly.

We uphold the perfect image, raise perfect children, and chase perfect dreams on perfect journeys.

But chasing perfect has left us exhausted and empty.

By slowing down and making intentional choices to simplify, we can choose what matters and step off the hamster wheel.

Today, let’s meet the author of Grace Not Perfection.

It’s a life-giving standard that allows joy—real, flawed, messy joy— to find us in the beautiful mess of life.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Emily

Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner® - a daily agenda for what matters most.

She launched her brand in 2008, and following the success found at its online home —, and quickly grew to be carried in over 750 retail outlets across the United States and around the world.

Emily has been featured in Forbes, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens,...


Whoever coined the term sleeps like a baby certainly never had a baby.

Do you think that sleep deprivation is the hardest part of having a baby?

Are you exhausted?


Listen in today because you don’t have to walk through life as a mombie.

My guest today is going to help you regain control of your sleep and your life!

This is Motivating Mom.

About Batya

Batya Sherizen (aka Batya the Baby Coach) has been a child sleep coach for nearly 10 years now.

She helps tired, frustrated, yet loving parents regain control of their sleep and their lives by using her gentle, proven methods to help babies sleep -- and sleep FAST!

So if you're ready to be that thriving, shining parent again...then it's time to stop getting up night after endless night with your baby...and it's time to start LIVING YOUR LIFE.

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Are you ready to start living the life you want instead of chasing someone else’s dream?

In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel Cruze shines a spotlight on the most damaging money habit we have: comparing ourselves to others.

She then unpacks six other healthy money habits for living the life we really want without being buried under debt, stress, and worry.

Let’s start living.

This is Motivating Mom

About Rachel

As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored two best-selling books: Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids.

The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she joined Ramsey Solutions in 2010 and uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others.

You can follow Cruze on Twitter and Instagram at @RachelCruze and online at,...


Is your career no longer a fit now that you are a mom?

Or is it just feeling lacking in passion or purpose in your life?

Do you dream of a change but fear the leap?

My guest today left her successful career in the pharmaceutical industry to have a career that gave her life meaning.

Find out how she made an action plan for this daring career change.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Tatyana

A PhD and an E-RYT, Tatyana Souza became a yoga teacher in 2011. Inspired by yoga training and by her two little kids, Tatyana left her career in the pharmaceutical industry to co-found Coolidge Corner Yoga in 2013, and later Sadhana Yoga in 2016.

A dreamer and believer in the "good", Tatyana wanted to lead by example for her little boys. She believes that yoga is the catalyst for personal and global change and hopes to make an impact in her community and the world by creating a warm, sacred space where yoga students can move, connect, and cultivate much needed stillness and breath in their daily life.


Do you want more happiness in your life?

Better health?

Better relationships?

What if I told you that it can all happen when you harness the power of gratitude.

Learn how your gratitude can cultivate happiness in your family.

This is Motivating Mom.


If you are looking for some inspiration, this is the episode for you.

My guest today defies all odds as a mom of triplets who is attempting to run 51 marathons (one in each state).

This month, she will be setting the Guinness World Record for fastest female while pushing a stroller for a half marathon.

Ready to be inspired?

This is Motivating Mom.

About Suzy

Suzy is a Christian, military spouse, and working Mom to triplets + a toddler.

She has run over 50 marathons in 42 different states.

Her next adventure is setting the Guinness World Record as the fastest female to run a half marathon while pushing a triple stroller.

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What would you give for more hours in the day?

Do you feel like you are always out of time?

You’re not alone.

While technology today is often a sap of our time, it can also help give it back to you.

Today I share with you my top 5 productivity tools to help you find more time in your day.

This is Motivating Mom.



Do you dream of starting a business during your baby’s naptimes?

Are you trying to work around your child’s schedule?

While the advice may be to sleep when baby sleeps, my guest today decided to start a business during her baby’s naptime.

Find out how she developed a successful website that now reaches nearly 2 million visitors each month.

This is Motivating Mom

About Maggie

Maggie, a self-confessed wedding junkie since the age of 13, is the founder of the Rustic Wedding Chic, a leading online resource for rustic and country weddings.

She has written 5 books, is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, and has bee featured in several publications, including SUCCESS Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Maggie lives in Connecticut with her husband and two boys.

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Are you a new mom who is stressed about going back to work?

Or are you back to work and stressing on being away from your sweet baby?

You’re not alone!

Learn how to prepare your baby, your boss and your brain for a successful return to work.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Elaine

Elaine is a Working Mom Support Coach who founded ThriveMomma to help new moms confidently go back to work after maternity leave and find balance as a working mother.

Elaine offers her clients virtual and in-person emotional and practical guidance organizing the back-to-work transition.

She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters.

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Do you want your sex life back?

Or are you too tired to care?

Are you in a sexual rut?

This episode is for you if you miss that spark in your life and want to figure out how to get it back.

Join our special guest Kimberly Johnson to help us with some sexual discovery.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Johnson is a certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, doula, post-partum recovery specialist and yoga teacher.

She has taught workshops on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality throughout Brazil, Portugal and the United States.

She is the author of the upcoming book from Shambhala Publications entitled "The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother's Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality."

She specializes in birth injury, birth trauma and sexual healing and currently works in private practice in Encinitas, CA.

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It’s time to take hold of the number one health problem that you don’t even know about.

Inflammation. Reducing inflammation in the body may be one of your key factors to improve your health.

My special guest today is Ashley Koff, RD.

She will teach us how to improve our daily choices to improve our total health.

This is Motivating Mom

About Ashley

Ashley Koff, RD, is an internationally-renowned registered dietitian who knows the key to resolving our national health crisis is to empower individuals to achieve better health from better nutrition.

Koff created the Better Nutrition, Simplified program, a nutrition toolkit so people can get Better Nutrition for Better Health.

In 2016, Koff launched her podcast, Take Out with Ashley and Robyn which invites listeners to learn...


Are you missing that passion?

That spark in your life?

Are you looking for more meaning in your life as a mom?

Then join us to find out about how to find your passionate purpose.

This is Motivating Mom.

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Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

Or maybe you are in business but need a boost?

In this episode, I will share with you my personal secrets to exploding your brand and achieving success in your business.

And, I think these tips will help you achieve success in mom life too!

This is Motivating Mom

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Do you need more confidence as a mom?

In your work? In your life? Who doesn’t?!

Our guest, Trish Blackwell, is going to inspire you and charge you up for life.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Trish

Trish Blackwell is a recognized fitness professional committed to inspiring others to live with more confidence, health and happiness from the inside out.

Particularly passionate about bringing hope to those who struggle with negative body image, eating disorders, or confidence issues,

Blackwell has become the leader on image issues in the fitness industry. Personal trainer, author, podcaster, and app publisher,

Trish inspires her community to conquer life with confidence.

Blackwell is the author of The Skinny, Sexy Mind: The Ultimate French Secret, a book on transforming one’s body and life through discovering the keys to confidence.

Also available is her Amazon Best Selling Kindle e-book,...


Do you want to be a mom boss?

Balancing entrepreneurship, kids and life?

Mom Trends founder and author of the new book Mom Boss,

Nicole Feliciano is here to share her tips that give busy women a daily dose of style.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Nicole

Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends.

Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren.

Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere.

Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media.

Follow her on twitter @momtrends


Do you wake up to the whining of your kids?

Start your day responding to emails?

Feel like you are rushing each minute of the day?



It’s time to stop reacting and time to start living your proactive life.

This is Motivating Mom.


Does money stress you out?

Are you overwhelmed by bills or just wishing you had more of it to do fun stuff?

We spend lots of energy focusing on parenting and life but rarely have the conversation flow about our cash flow.

Today, let’s learn how to be financially fit.

About Our Expert

Annie has a B.S. in Business Administration.

She spent six years in banking and commercial real estate working throughout the United States.

Annie then received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and worked for a venture backed start-up in the health care arena serving as the assistant to the President prior to becoming a department head.

Once the company went public Annie left corporate America once and for all to pursue her entrepreneurial ambitions.

She became the co-owner of a private practice sports medicine and wellness facility in San Diego, CA.

Shortly thereafter, Annie and her business partner co-founded a medical products development and research organization.

She was instrumental in the design...


Do you feel like you never have enough time?

Never have enough money?

Do you feel lacking in appreciation?

Your attitudes about scarcity vs abundance have a huge impact on your feelings of success in life.

So let’s talk today about turning scarcity in to a life of abundance.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Our Expert

Ash Robinson is the co-founder of BON.FIRE .

She believes businesses should ignite the spark of the human spirit and provide the structure in which a committed group of people make a positive impact.

Her passion is bringing people around the BON.FIRE to achieve extraordinary personal and business performance.

In the last 12 years, she has boot-strapped several startups and successfully sold one of them.

She served as the Chief Operating Officer of a public company based in New York City for five years- the last two of which she juggled motherhood, a family illness and a heavy travel schedule.

With the ups and downs of her personal...


You’ve heard about postpartum depression for moms.

But have you thought about how fatherhood may be causing stress for dad?

Let’s chat today with marriage and family therapist Cassidy Freitas about how mom and dad can stay strong, happy and healthy after baby.

This is Motivating Mom.

About our Expert

Cassidy Freitas is currently practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at the UCSD Family Medicine group.

She received her Masters from the University of San Diego, and will begin to pursue her PhD at Loma Linda University this coming fall.

As a breastfeeding new mom herself, she has a special place in her heart for new moms (and dads) and is honored to be a part of The Boob Group!

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Are you tired of being busy and overwhelmed?

Find out the secrets to doing less and living more in today’s episode.

This is motivating mom


Do you trust the products that you put on your kids?

Jessica Iclisoy didn’t.

So she created what is now one of the most well respected brands in the baby product industry. California Baby.

Let’s learn about baby safe products and how she launched her mommy empire.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jessica

Jessica Iclisoy, the founder and President of California Baby, a natural skincare line for babies, kids and adults.

Jessica built her now very recognizable business over the last 20 years from the ground up and her products are carried nationwide at huge stores like Whole Foods, Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

It was while pregnant with her first child more than two decades ago that she began a dive deep into research about how to live the healthiest, most natural life possible.

She changed everything from the foods she ate to the sheets on her bed, but it was after picking up a chemical dictionary at a library one day that her life changed.

She took it home and used it to...


Are you inspired to start a business?

Do you see a problem and know there must be a solution?

Our guest today is a professional athlete and an olympic gold medalist.

She saw a need as an athlete and started a business called Sweat cosmetics with 4 of her fellow soccer friends.

Find out about her life as mom and mompreneur.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Lindsey:

Sweat’s most decorated athlete, Lindsay is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (Athens ’04 and Beijing ’08) and has 125 international appearances for the US Women’s National Soccer Team.

A UNC graduate with a degree in Communications and a mom of two,

Lindsay understands the value of clear communication to the everyday woman and provides valuable insights to ensure Sweat’s products are tailored to the lives of busy women.

As Chief Communication Officer, she bridges the gap between beauty and fitness.

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Are you pregnant and wondering what exercises are safe?

Or are you a new mom and unsure of when you can return to your workout?

Find out the myths of prenatal fitness and get our top fitness tips for moms.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Farel

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator, Farel Hruska has been with FIT4MOM since March 2002.

Joining me shortly following the launch of Stroller Strides® - the first FIT4MOM program -

Farel has since become a leader in the company as the National Fitness Director. She manages all fitness-related programs and initiatives for FIT4MOM, supporting thousands of instructors and franchisees nationwide in addition to supervising Instructor Certifications through the FIT4MOM Academy program for Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby®, Stroller Barre® and Body Back®.

She has presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW and IDEA, covering the topic of pre- and post-natal fitness, and has won the FIT4MOM...


Is it possible to be hectic and healthy?

We know life is busy as a mom but it’s possible to live a healthy and vibrant life.

Listen in today as I interview Kate Geagan one of the top ten dieticians in America.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Kate

KATE GEAGAN, MS, RD, is an award-winning dietitian who has given nutrition advice in numerous print, TV, and radio media, including Prevention, Family Circle, and NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX news affiliates across the country.

Since launching her own consulting company in 1999, she has helped dozens of companies develop nutrition-related programs for their employees.

She lives in Park City, Utah.

Connect with Kate:

Website - Kate Geagan

Facebook - Kate Geagan, America's Green Nutritionist

Twitter - @greeneating



How many times have you gone on a diet?

Are you are on a diet now or plan to start one soon?

Have you been on a diet that took the weight off, kept it off, and you never thought about your weight or dieting again?

Do you really want to go through life counting every calorie you consume?

It’s time to get off that diet cycle!

This is Motivating Mom.


We all know that sugar isn’t good for us, but how often do you consider your blood sugar level?

This isn’t just for diabetics.

Today we are going to talk to internationally renowned nutrition and fitness expert Dan Miller.

His nutrition programs, based on blood-sugar stabilization and macro-nutrient balance, are designed to permanently end dieting.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Dan:

Dan Miller is a nationally and internationally known nutrition and fitness expert. Often referred to as “The Plant Based Guru” and “Veggie Man Dan,” his high protein, vegan recipes are featured in Mark Macdonald’s New York

Times Bestselling book Why Kids Make You Fat...and how to get your body back.

Dan develops corporate and individual wellness and nutrition plans and is a member of the Venice Nutrition Coaches Network.

Identified as one of Vistage International’s most promising new speakers,

Dan was featured at the 2015 International Chair Development Speaker Showcase.

Learn more from this expert:



Why do you listen to the Motivating Mom podcast?

What do you want more of?

How can we continue to empower you in motherhood?

I’m feeling a moment of change and I want your feedback.

Join me today to chat about what could be new for the Motivating Mom podcast.


Have you failed at habit change in the past?

Maybe it’s because you have tried a one size fits all solution.

Today, we are going to talk about new ways to create habits that will transform your life once and for all.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Gretchen

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers,

Better Than Before,The Happiness Project


Happier at Home.

She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.

On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness...


Have you ever felt judged as a mom?

For breastfeeding or not breastfeeding?

For sleep sharing or not? For your parenting style?

Parenting is tough and there’s not one way to do it.

Let’s talk today about ending judging between moms.

This is Motivating Mom.


Do you want your baby to have a lifetime of healthy eating?

It may start with their very first foods.

Join us today to find out how to help your kids develop a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Deena

Deena Blanchard MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician working at Premier Pediatrics. Dr. Deena has provided health/parenting tips for outlets such as AOL, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, The Bump, The Daily News, and appeared on CBS and CUNY-TV. She is also a regular contributor for Big City Moms, Well Rounded NY, The Stir by Cafemom, and Momtastic.

Dr. Blanchard joined Premier, after completing her residency training at Columbia University. There she served as a physician advocate for families as part of the family advisory committee and was awarded physician of the year in 2007. Prior to going to medical school she completed a Masters of Public Health at Temple University with a specific focus in health education. Dr. Blanchard attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine...


Do you get lost in the confusion of nutrition science?

Gluten free, paleo, vegan, do you really need to have a name for your diet?

Forget food labels or diet types.

Let’s end the confusion and make nutrition super simple.

This is Motivating Mom.


How many times have you said that you will try to do something?

Do you try to teach your baby to walk or do you do it?

Do you try to potty train or do you do it?

After today’s show,

I am hoping you will stop trying and start doing!

This is Motivating Mom.


Is your family caught up in a cycle of mindless eating?

Eating while watching tv, looking at iphone or while on the run?

Join us today to find out how mindful eating may be a gift for your family.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Christine

Dr. Christine Wood is a pediatrician with interests in nutrition for children and teens. She authored the book,

How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It and her articles and interviews have been published in Newsweek,

Parenting among others. She has been a frequent speaker on the topic of nutrition and the impact of environmental toxins on health.

She has been practicing pediatrics over 25 years and sees patients at Coast Pediatrics Carmel Valley.

She is also a Certified Lactation Educator and enjoys helping nursing mothers. She has served as the Co-Chair for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and is Medical Consultant for an adolescent residential eating disorder treatment center in La Jolla.


I was pretty much anti journal until just a few years ago.

I didn’t have the time. And I certainly didn’t want my crazy thoughts in writing.

Wasn’t even sure what the purpose of journaling would be.

But now I know.

And now I swear by it.

So listen on and see if it may be right for you.

This is Motivating Mom.


What would it mean to you to live wide awake through each day?

To be in tune to your heart and energy and not merely getting through each 24 hours?

How nice would it be to tap in to more creativity, inspiration and humor in your day?

My guess it that we all need to awaken.

My guest today will help us find insight to live through our six senses.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Starla

STARLA J. KING is an author, editor, and writing coach through her company, OutWrite Living.

Written words are her primary creative medium, with photographs a close second — both of which she uses to advocate for compassionate living through a practice of seeing the usual and mundane as exquisite and miraculous.

Starla lives in Philadelphia with her delightful wife and feline trouble-makers.

Author of "Wide Awake. Every Day. Daily Inspiration for Conscious Living," and Co-compiler/Co-editor/Co-publisher/ of "Wide Awake. Every Week. 52 Voices ~ 365 Aha! Moments"


If you are what you eat, are your kids mac and cheese, burgers and chicken nuggets?

Or do you battle with picky eaters who don’t like anything green?

We are going to talk about feeding your kids from pregnancy (yours of course) to puberty.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Amy

Amy Marlow is the Nutrition Advisor for Happy Family, the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for babies, toddlers, kids, and adults.

She is a registered dietitian (RD) and New York State certified nutritionist, with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master's degree in Public Health.

Amy worked as a pediatric dietitian at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, and she has consulted for a youth development programs and the National Cancer Institute’s 5-A-Day program.

Amy is a published author, a blogger, and has presented on a variety of nutrition and health topics to professionals and the public.

Amy is the proud mother of Noah (10), Alana (8), and Jonah (4).


If it weren’t for sleep deprivation,

I think I would have kept having kids.

You can’t put a price on the value of sleep.

If you are at a stage for needing to get your babies or kids to sleep, then this is the episode for you.

We are going to talk about healthy sleep for the whole family.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Janeen

Janeen Hayward has been working with children and families since 1998.

Early in her career, Janeen provided play therapy to young children in school-based settings.

This experience solidified her passion for helping parents nurture healthy and happy children from the very start.

She earned her master's degree in clinical psychology in 2001 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Shortly thereafter Janeen pursued Gottman Educator training to expand her knowledge around supporting couples as they transition to parenthood.

In 2006 she founded swellbeing, a parenting consultancy that focuses on helping parents navigate the difficult terrain around...


Have you felt alone as a mom?

Have questions about parenting, sleep issues, your marriage?

Do you wonder if you are doing it right?

We all do.

That’s why we all need a village at every stage of motherhood.

In today’s episode, I’m going to share my story about why I created my own village with Stroller Strides and I’ll bring on a mompreneur who started her own app just to help moms connect.

This is Motivating Mom.

About Jillian Darlington

Single Mom, Founder and CEO of the MomCo App, SheKnows Expert,

Today Parenting Team member and regular parenting expert for the FOX5 San Diego and CW6 morning news.

The MomCo app is a geolocation based social networking app exclusively for moms.

On MomCo, moms can effortlessly locate and meet potential mom friends that live close by.

Moms can also interact via the forum, locate play dates, events, deals, giveaways and all the local services that they need.

Links for today’s show



No matter the time of year, nature is the ultimate giver of energy.

Kids today spend so much time in class, in front of the tv and their devices that they are missing this gift. Are you cooped up inside every day?

Find out why you need to get outside every day to recharge and refresh your life.


Rebecca P. Cohen believes time outside transforms our lives for the better.

Rebecca is author of the new children's book series PJ's Backyard Adventures, as well as author 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, and creator of...


Let’s talk about happiness.

True happiness.

Not the fake stuff you see on Facebook and Pinterest.

So often, how we feel as a mom is a bit different than what we envisioned.

I believe that a happy mom equals a happy family, so today we're giving you 10 practical tips to help you become a happier, healthier mom!


Are you feeling blah? Tired? Is your definition of health just not being sick? It’s not. You can feel amazing. You can feel full of energy. You can thrive. Today you’ll meet a woman who overcame the odds and went from deathly ill to being healthy and full of life. And it can happen for you too.

About Amy Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of The Healthy Apple; she is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes.

Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals and much more exhausting thousands of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for...


Do you remember that bag of samples the hospital gave you when you brought your baby home?

Would it ever occur to you that those products might not be good for your baby? of course not!

But that is very much the case.

Join me as we talk to Best Ever Baby founder Kim Walls about her passion to provide expert advice to educate, empower and inspire better choices for mom & baby.

About Kim Walls

Kim is the mother of 2 boys, a healthy living activist, serial entrepreneur and author of the award-winning Best Ever Birth Plan.

As part of the founding family of Epicuren Discovery, founder of Babytime! by Episencial and Best Ever Baby, she was named one of the “9 Wonder Women of the Natural Industry”.

As an a nationally recognized natural products expert, her work has been featured in publications including WWD, Real Simple, Fit Pregnancy, Huffington Post, and on-air by the CBS Early Show and Good Morning...


Do you think you are eating healthy?

I bet you are still missing some vital nutrients that your body needs.

But it’s not enough to just pop a multi vitamin.

Many are filled with artificial preservatives, coloring and are toxic in their own right.

How can eating vitamins that are from whole foods, non gmo and organic help you achieve new levels of health?

Listen in as we chat with New Chapter vitamin founder, Paul Schulick, about how to rev up your health.

Paul Schulick is the Founder, Master Herbalist, and Chief Formulator of New Chapter®, the leading supplement company in the natural products channel known for its cultured supplements and paradigm-shifting formulations.

Paul, who holds multiple patents, has been at the forefront of the herbal field for over thirty years as a researcher, health educator, and entrepreneur.

He currently leads New Chapter’s Science and Innovation team’s rigorous scientific research.

Paul formulated Zyflamend®, an...


Find out why this is the last episode of the season!

In this podcast episode, we are talking about the seasons of your life.

Nature is a wonderful teacher about life. Leaves are falling and much of nature is going dormant. Come Springtime, we will see new life again. How naturally are you living your life? Are you realizing that there are seasons to your life too?

We talked about this in Episode 9 on the power of yes and no

I also talked about this in a blog post about mastering your time.

Where might there be some habits, people or activities that are weighing you down? Putting more energy into it won't help. Maybe they served you in the past, but the season is over. You sometimes need to cut it away to make room for a happier and healthier life.

Our life is precious, just like the season. Your time is finite. You can't have everything and you can't do everything. To...


Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m your host, Lisa Druxman. I am the founder of FIT4MOM, the country’s largest fitness program for moms and am dedicated to getting moms out of overwhelm and into a life of health, passion, purpose and happiness. Well, this is an exciting episode. It is the one year anniversary of the motivating mom podcast. It has been quite an experience. I started off with the amazing A to Z podcasting course by Cliff Ravenscraft. if you have ever considered starting a podcast, this is the way to go. I am so thankful for Clif and what he taught me. I will put a link in the show notes to Cliffs podcast and course.

The podcast experience has been interesting because it made me realize how long it had been since I learned something new. It was challenging and frustrating and rewarding all at the same time. In the end, I realized that I love podcasting but that it didn’t make the most sense for me to be editing the shows. So, I hired an awesome editor, John Bukenas. That gave me the ability to focus on the content. And that kind of led me to an idea...


In today’s episode, we are talking Leadership In Motherhood

We are about to hit our 1 year anniversary of the show. And I would like to do some give aways. So please do share this episode and use the #MotivatingMom. I will give away a month of free Stroller Strides or Body Back classes to the first 10 who share the show. When you subscribe and share, it is the best way for us to reach more moms and hopefully give them the strength they need.

For the past two decades, I have immersed myself into the study of leadership and the study of motherhood. Only just recently have I realized how intertwined the two are.

In today’s podcast. I wanted to share with you the wisdom of some of my favorite leaders. And to show you how powerful, how insightful it can be in motherhood.

First, what is leadership?

Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group or an organization. In the broadest sense of the word, a "leader" is someone who brings people together and guides them toward a common goal. Anyone can tell others what to do, but effective leadership...


Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast. Today, we are talking about resolving conflict…

Let’s talk about conflict

How often do you have conflict with your kids?

With your husband?

At work?

Did you know that 10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.

Just changing the tone of one word can make a huge difference. Let’s try this one.

The sentence is I never said she stole my money.

with each word changing in emphasis, the meaning changes

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

We often focus on what to say when how we stay it is as important.

It doesn’t matter if you title it transactional analysis or non violent communication or anything else for that matter. What it is is good communication. Pretty simple. Treat people how...


On today’s epsiode, we are talking to motivating mom Carrie Chacon, founder of Snac Cards

Hello hello. My name is Lisa Druxman and it is my privilege to be your host on the Motivating Mom podcast. On this show, we talk food, fitness, life balance. Our goal is to give you the strength for motherhood at any stage of motherhood. Today, we are talking to my good friend Carrie Chacon, the founder of the SNAC program.

But first, this episode is brought to you by FIT4MOM, where we are helping thousands of moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life. Go to to see if there is a class near you. And if there is not, then please go to to find out about becoming a leader in your neighborhood!

Carrie is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, who created SNAC, a program that focuses on simple nutritionally affordable cooking. She also created SNAC Cards, nutritional flash cards that help kids set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. These cards have been key to me teaching my kids healthy...


On this episode of Motivating Mom, we are talking about the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success from one of my favorite books, The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

This show was sponsored by New Chapter Vitamins

Today I am talking about one of my most favorite books… The Go Giver.

We have all heard someone being described as a “go-getter.” Well this book is about a go-giver! It is a parable about a young man named Joe, a true “go-getter”, who is ambitious and desperately wants to be successful. The problem is the harder he works, the further away he is from his goal of being successful. Joe ends up getting lessons from someone who teaches him how to be a go giver.

While the book is meant for business, you will see that it can have a profound message for your life.

No. 1 is The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

No.2 is The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people...


In this episode of the Motivating Mom podcast, let’s answer your questions...on Periscope.

Want to ask Lisa a question? Send her an email at or record your question at using our Speakpipe app!

Links For Today’s Show

FIT4MOM on Periscope


Do you feel like a gerbil running in circles in his cage?

In this episode, we are talking about fixing your frantic family.

Kids need down time. You need downtime. But how can you do less?

We will share tips to lighten your load!

Thank you Outdoor Tech for helping me bring this podcast to thousands of moms.

Thank you for all of your reviews on itunes!

Links for today’s show:

Three Questions for A Frantic Family

15 Minutes Outside

Mom Reset


How is it possibly time to go back to school? At the time of this broadcast, it is mid August. Some of my friends have already sent their kids back to school. Where did the summer go? can’t believe my son is going into high school!

Today we are going to share tips from some of our moms from all over the country to make the back to school transition an easy entry.

Sponsor For Today’s Show

BOB Gear

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Find out how to transform your inner critic and empower your inner wisdom

Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach and bestselling author, is on a mission to stop women from being so darn hard on themselves. Since 2000, she has been an International Certified Success Coach, the CEO of Wake-Up Call Coaching and co-founder of Inner Mean Girl Reform School Her newest passion is supporting moms to embrace the whole truth of motherhood, messiness and magic with the Mama Truth Circle.

Her new book, Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself, is based on the world renowned Inner Mean Girl Reform School program that has helped over 30,000 women around the world transform their Inner Critics and empower their Inner Wisdom.

Links For Today’s Show:

Inner Mean Girl Reform School



I just got back from a 3 week sabbatical where I unplugged. No email. No social media. In this episode I share how I did it, what I did and how I’m going to carry that unplugged feeling in to my regular life.

Listen to this episode if you are ready to stop being so busy and to get out of overwhelm.

Links for today’s show:

Mastering Your Time

Are You Looking for Life Balance

Michael Hyatt’s Ideal Week

Please subscribe and rate the show…

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Welcome to the MM podcast episode 35. I’m your host Lisa Druxman and it is my hope to give you the inspiration, motivation and strength you need in motherhood. This is my first podcast in about 5 weeks. Well hopefully you have not noticed that. I batched a bunch of episodes so I could take nearly 5 weeks off! I went to two conferences but I took 3 weeks totally unplugged. No email and no social media. Next week, I’m going to release an episode about how I did it, what I got out of it and how you might do something similar. But before it’s too late, I wanted to do an episode to check in on being half way through 2015! It’s already July at the time of this recording so I’m a bit late to the game in wishing you a happy half year!

Links For Today’s Show :

Link to leave a review on itunes : Motivating Mom Podcast

Happy Half Year! Well, it's actually almost 7 months in to 2015. Amazing right? It seems like just yesterday that we were watching that ball drop. Or if you are...


Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. How untrue!

Your words are powerful. Are yours positive? Or are they self defeating?

Have you ever paid attention to the language you use?

Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast. This is part 2 on the power of your thoughts and the power of your words. If you didn’t listen to the power of your thoughts episode, you might want to start with that. It’s episode 33.

Listen to today’s podcast as we get your language in shape and share with you some words that we hope you take out of your day.


Today is part 1 of a 2 part episode. we are going to talk about the power of your thoughts and the power of your words.

We say we want to workout, but they we push sleep on our alarm clock. We say we want to eat healthy but then we eat fried chicken. We say we want to accomplish a goal but then we sabotage ourselves. I was always looking for the secret. And, I pretty much found it. In the last five years, we have learned so much about the brain. And the good news is that you can train it; just like you can train a muscle.

This beautiful quote from Gandhi sums it up...

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.”

So, if we want to change our destiny, we will need to change our thoughts.

1) Gently redirect the negative thoughts that come in to your head.

2) Replace...


In this episode, we are turning failure inside out and get you to see it as an opportunity.

Contest Time: Win a FIT4MOM trucker hat! All you have to do is share one of your favorite episodes on Facebook and use the #MotivatingMom. We will pick 10 random winners and will message you if you won!

Have you wanted to run a marathon? Start a business? Write a book? Jump out of a plane? Come on. We all have something.

Most often we don’t go after something because of fear of failure. Rejection sucks. We don’t want to look bad. We don’t want to feel like a failure.

“If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein said that. He was considered a failure from an early age, not speaking until he was nearly four years old, and not speaking fluently until he was 12. His teachers thought he wouldn’t amount to much.

Listen to today’s episode to see how you can turn failure into an opportunity.

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If I’m raising you to be a happy mom, we should also talk about raising your happy marriage. When I speak to most moms, they tell me that their marriage is definitely taking a back burner to parenting. However, rekindling that romance may be one of the best gifts you can give your kids.

Think back to when you first started dating.

Remember flirting?

Looking for ways to surprise them?

Deep kisses?

Looking in to their eyes?

Holding hands?

Buying gifts just because?

Seems like a long time ago huh? Totally get it. This parenting stuff is exhausting at any age. I do not claim to be a marriage expert. But my marriage is very important to me. So, I thought I would bring on a very special guest… My husband Jason.

Links For Today’s Episode

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This is the episode of the month where Lisa Druxman answers your questions on fitness, food, parenting and more. Tune in today to hear the answers to…

  • How to have a morning routine with little ones around

  • How to get support for making healthier family choices

  • How to make your marriage a priority

  • What foods will I not feed my kids?

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Ask any mom how she is and what will she answer..





or my very favorite crazy

These words should not be a badge of motherhood. How nice would it be to answer



or maybe even peaceful

but the only way we are going to get there is if we can get you out of overwhelm.


Contest time! Write a review for the show on itunes and use the #HealthyMom. We will give away 10 copies of Lisa’s book Lean Mommy. Winners will be announced in the comments section of this podcast next week!


In this episode, we are talking about 8 ways moms can delegate and find more time in their life.

Links For Today’s Show

Review The Show

Kids Chore Chart

Virtual Freedom


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“And I said to my body softly, “I want to be your friend” It took a long breath and replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this” Nayyirah Raheed

It’s what I have been trying to share with my clients for nearly twenty years. Today, we are talking about body image, particularly body image of moms.

Join Lisa Druxman in this very raw episode where she shares her own body image issues and how she hopes to help you find peace with your body.

Did You Know...

Approximately 7 million girls and women struggle with eating disorders

42% of elementary school students between the 1st and 3rd grades want to be thinner

80% of children who are ten years old are afraid of being fat

51% of 9 and 10 year old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet

Attitudes toward body image are formed early in life, probably earlier than you ever realized. It's up to us as parents to start our children off with strong self image and to combat the pressures from the media. Our own unresolved issues about weight and body image may...


This is part 2 of our series for working moms. In this episode we are focusing on how work at home moms can balance work and motherhood. Listen in and find out more about these 10 tips...

1. Get--and stay--organized.

2. Have a plan.

3. Work with your family, not against them .

4. Think nap to nap, not 9 to 5.

5. Stay ahead of the game.

6. Suzy Homemaker who?

7. Schedule a mommy day.

8. Stay focused, and don't get sidetracked.

9. Get help from your partner, then thank him for it.

10. Take care of you.

This episode was brought to you by Thrive Market.

We will be doing a one week contest offering a grand prize of $500 to Thrive Market and a FREE 1-year membership. The contest launches Tuesday, June 9th and closes at midnight on Monday, June 15th.


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Today we are talking about business ideas for after baby.

We all had a life before baby.

Many of us had a career

A career that we worked hard for and studied for.

Many of us were sure throughout our pregnancy that we would want to go back to work.

And many did.

But some of us held that baby and said, I don’t want to leave.

I don’t want to go back to work.

If this is you, and you’re still trying to figure it out, then this is the episode for you.

Lisa shares 5 opportunities for moms looking to work from home or to start their own business.

Next week, we are going to share work from home success tips!

Links for today’s Show:

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Welcome back to the Motivating Mom podcast. My name is Lisa Druxman and it is my hope to motivate, inspire you and give you the strength for motherhood at any stage of motherhood. I’m excited about today’s show because it is all about you! We are answering your questions!!!! We are talking food, fitness, parenting, We’ve got something for everyone! If a question doesn’t resonate for you, just skip ahead! but before we get started,

The motivating mom podcast has been brought to you by FIT4MOM. If you are listening to this show and there is not a FIT4MOM location near you, please go to our website at We have created amazing career opportunities where you can blend your passion for fitness with motherhood.

Here are some of the questions you will get answers to on today’s episode...

  • How to raise kids with healthy food

  • How to raise kids with positive body image that you can.

  • How to deal with family and friends who don’t eat well

  • How to deal with mommy guilt when apart from kids....

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Today’s episode is part of our That Mom series. That mom in terms of that mom who brings healthy snacks to her kids game. That mom who gives out pencils instead of candy at Halloween. That mom who buys organic. I am that mom and I want you to have the tools and resources that you need to raise healthy kids. So, I have brought together some of my favorite mom food ambassadors to educate all of us.

That mom today is Andrea Donsky. She is an Author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Editor-in-Chief, and Co-Founder of The Healthy Shopper Inc. and Naturally Savvy Media.

Andrea has been natural visionary and successful entrepreneur for over fifteen years. Please welcome Andrea Donsky.

In this episode, find out about

  • Naturally Savvy

  • Her Get Healthy Nutrition Challenges

  • How she inspires her kids to eat healthy

  • And more!

Links for today’s show:

Happy Family Brands



Hello! Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast. I am your host Lisa Druxman and it is my hope to inspire you, motivate you and give you the support you need in your day. This is a special episode that is part of our That Mom series. What is That Mom you ask?

Well it started when my son Jacob was upset about me bringing healthy snacks to his game. “I don’t want you to be that mom” he said. Well I don’t want to be that mom either. So, I am wanting to educate you on why we all need to be that mom. I am interviewing some of my favorite mom food ambassadors. And my guest today I’m lucky enough to call my friend.

Mareya Ibrahim is known as “The Fit Foodie,” a nationally recognized food safety and clean eating expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor. She is the CEO and founder of Grow Green Industries, INC. and the patented co-creator of the eatCleaner®, an all natural and organic products that help offer cleaner, safer, longer lasting produce. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook”...

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It’s important to have a mentor, someone who inspires you and recharges you. Chalene Johnson is that person for me.

Find out Chalene’s personal story and why she has had success on so many levels.

Find out how moms can have more confidence and how to raise kids with confidence.

Find out how Chalene has put her marriage and motherhood as a top priority.

This interview is soooo good… that’s it’s two parts! Make sure to listen to part 1 & 2

Connect with Chalene:

Chalene on Facebook

Chalene on Instagram

Chalene on Pinterest

Chalene on Twitter

Chalene’s Courageous Confidence Club

This program gives you the tools you need to build confidence in every area of your life. You are...


It’s important to have a mentor, someone who inspires you and recharges you. Chalene Johnson is that person for me.

Find out Chalene’s personal story and why she has had success on so many levels.

Find out how moms can have more confidence and how to raise kids with confidence.

Find out how Chalene has put her marriage and motherhood as a top priority.

This interview is soooo good… that’s it’s two parts! Make sure to listen to part 1 & 2

Connect with Chalene:

Chalene on Facebook

Chalene on Instagram

Chalene on Pinterest

Chalene on Twitter

Chalene’s Courageous Confidence Club

This program gives you the tools you need to build confidence in every area of your life. You are...


Hello beautiful mamas. This is Lisa Druxman, your host of the Motivating Mom podcast. And it is my hope to give you the inspiration, motivation and support you need in motherhood.

My girlfriend Ash and I have had many conversations about polar opposition for the very popular book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

“Leaning In” has become one of the most common catch phrases for women in business. She wants women to be more assertive. She wants us to have more confidence. She wants us to obtain more authority. In fact, Sandberg, perhaps unknowingly, has set an expectation in today’s society that women should strive to compete in a man’s world. I think that isn’t just alarming, but


Yes, women should ask for what they want. Yes, women should have the same opportunities as men. But do we all need to be Sheryl Sandberg to be considered successful? I do not judge her rise to the top, but every woman, and every person for that matter, needs to do what feels right for them. We should not posture the goal that all women should strive to thrive in corporate...


Welcome to episode 19 of the Motivating Mom podcast. I am your host, Lisa Druxman and it is my goal to give you the inspiration, motivation and strength you need to be a healthy and happy mom. Last week, we talked about how to get out of a funk. If you missed that episode, you might want to check it out as we all get in to a funk. One of the best ways to prevent that funk is to eat well. And that’s what we are going to talk about today.

But first, I have something very exciting. I have just a few spots left for our mom retreat coming up on May 7th in the beautiful town of Julian. If you are in a state of overwhelm, if you are looking for life balance, if you are looking to find your passionate purpose, I want you to come join me. I am going to give one spot away for free to my listeners. All you have to do is record one question for the podcast and one person will be chosen at random to join us. How do you leave a question? Go to and you can easily record your question from your phone or computer. Please always leave your name and where you are calling...


Welcome to Episode 018 of the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m your host Lisa Druxman and it is my hope to give you some inspiration today when you feel in a funk.

Today’s show is brought to you by our FIT4MOM program, Body Back. This is a program for women at any stage of motherhood. This is a transformational program that combines nutrition with high intensity workouts. But it is so much more. We teach you how to change your thoughts that aren’t serving you and how to change your behaviors that aren’t supporting you. If you are tired of setting the same goals over and over, come try at Body Back class. Go to and find a class near you.

Back to our show...

Last week I was feeling in a bit of a funk. And it occurred to me that I should probably tell you that. I’m not always super charged and positive. I’m human. And we all have up days and down days. But I do have some tips and tricks to help me see the light.

  1. First off, I make note of my cycle. For this particular funk, that was the cause. I’m not...


Hi there. Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast. Before we get started. Sit up, Take a deep breath in and out. My guess is that you are running around, super busy, a little chaotic. Take a moment. I’m giving it to you now. Just breathe. ah, doesn’t that feel better? Remember, your breath is always with you. Come back to that whenever you feel like you are running too fast.

I want to tell you about a special mom retreat that I am hosting May 7 - 8th in the beautiful town of Julian, just a short distance away from San Diego. If you feel like you need a recharge, then you need this retreat. If you feel like you need to figure out some life purpose, some life balance, then you need this retreat. Come join me in nature, meditation, fitness and some serious inspiration. There are only 9 spots for this retreat and some are already taken. I would LOVE to spend the day with you. If you are interested, please email She will let you know about room availability and help you get signed up.

Ok, let’s get to our show....


Welcome to the Motivating Mom podcast episode 16. I was driving to work this morning, stressing on not having enough time to record my podcast when I had a light bulb moment idea. Truth be told, I’m stealing this idea from fellow podcaster Chalene Johnson.

I was listening to her show in the car and shared an interview that she did with someone else. Brilliant! In just a couple of weeks, I am going to have the privilege of having Chalene on my show.

She is my absolute favorite podcast to listen to right now. So often I hear an episode and she is interviewing the people I follow or I admire. Or she talks about topics that I have planned for my show. I almost don’t want to tell you about her because I don’t want to lose you as a listener. But my goal is to give you the strength for motherhood. So I want you to get it from wherever and from whomever you need to. I know you will love her show and you don’t want to miss her as my guest in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my guest spot on The Chalene Johnson Show.


Hello! welcome to episode 15 of the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m changing up the format of today’s show. I have received so many questions about being a mompreneur that I decided to dedicate a whole show to your questions.

But first, I want to tell you about my upcoming mom retreat. I meet so many moms who feel overwhelmed, are having trouble finding their purpose or are challenged in getting healthy. I am hosting an overnight retreat in the beautiful town of Julian. We are going to be staying in a gorgeous country home and we will be doing life plannning, fitness, meditation and more. This really is special. There are only 9 spots. So come with a friend or on your own. Would love to have you join me. Email me at if you want more information. The date is May 7th - 8th. Sounds to me like a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Ok, let’s get to today’s show about being a mom in business.

Our first question is from Carey in Sacramento. She asks ”How do I get work done when my little ones are around? I don’t want to...

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Hello. Good morning or afternoon or evening. Welcome to the Episode 14 of the Motivating Mom podcast. Im your host Lisa Druxman and I am so glad you are listening. It is my hope to give you that little boost you need, that little bit of inspiration or motivation. And I’m so proud of you for taking just a little time for yourself.

This morning in my Body Back class, we got to talking about will power. I find my clients often beat themselves up for not having enough of it. But before you criticize yourself, do you understand how to maximize it? I love how the book The One Thing describes willpower like a tank of gas. If you keep using it up, you will run out. The faster you go, the faster you use up the tank. Every time you make a decision, you use up your fuel. This is why you usually lose your will power by the end of the day.

Stress and willpower don’t mix. That’s probably why you feel it’s so low. People are so stressed out! If you want more will power, you need to find ways...

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“Lisa, Clean up your room.” I remember my mom saying this to me when I was a kid. I remember thinking it would be so much easier if there were like a custom space where each toy went. But there wasn't. So I piled things away and shoved them in drawers until my room was seemingly neat. Ah, much like my daughter does now. Keeping tidy has always been a chore for me but I love it so much when it’s neat and tidy.

If you visit my house, you might be surprised to know that tidying doesn’t come naturally to me. My home is quite neat; most of the time. And that’s because I have learned the importance of loving where you live. I have realized that you don’t need a fancy house to love your space. And that’s what we are going to talk about on today’s episode of Motivating Mom.

First off, everyone loves a neat home. I’m not saying that everyone is neat, but everyone loves when things are tidy. But the funny thing is that none of us are ever taught the right way to tidy. We might have learned to cook or even to sew, but no one really teaches how to tidy. I’m always looking for...

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Welcome to episode 012, I’m your host, Lisa Druxman and I’m hoping to give you some motivation and inspiration today. This is an emergency episode. I had another episode planned but that is just going to have to wait for a week because we have an epidemic on our hands. And what’s going rampant is overwhelm. I’m seeing it with my clients. I’m seeing it with my friends. Every mom is rushing, running late, stressed, overwhelmed. Now, I’ve talked about life balance in past episodes. And I’ve talked about the power in the words yes and no. So what else can I say to help? Well, I’m going to talk about your village. Why you need one and how to create one. They say it takes a village, so let’s see if that may help you.

Motherhood is by far the hardest job in the entire world. Dads, I’m sure it’s your hardest role too. Fatherhood that is. Being a parent is truly one of the most overwhelming yet wonderful things we ever take on. Let’s face it. Taking care of ourselves alone wasn’t super easy. And now we have to take care of one, two or more kids. There are nearly 40 million moms...

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Hello my friends. Welcome to episode 11 of the Motivating Mom podcast. 11 is my favorite number so we are going to talk about one of my favorite topics, purposeful growth one step at a time.

But first, I want to remind you about our FREE Mommy Reset. It’s a ten day video series that I put together with my dear friend Mareya Ibrahim, where our goal is to help you get out of overwhelm and in to the living a life you love to live. We will guide you through baby steps to get there! Go to our show notes for a link to the Mommy Reset.


At the time of this recording it is February 3, 2015. Just a little over a month in to the new year? Did you set any resolutions or goals for yourself? How are you doing? If you're on track, please share how you are doing it. For most of us, we find ourselves missing the target. It's really no wonder. I'm guessing that you set your sights on some pretty big goals. Most of us try to do too much, too hard, too fast. Why do we expect ourselves to...

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Do you know about GMO's? Want to get inspired by a mom, an entrepreneur and food activist? Listen to this episode with special guest, Leah Segedie, the founder of Mamavation. Leah shares her personal story overcoming obesity and how she has helped thousands of moms achieve health and fitness. Shape magazine named Leah as Mom Of The Year and she has been named the country's 4th most influential blogger! This woman is PASSIONATE! She's taking it to Washington D.C. and demanding change in our food industry! She is changing lives one mom at a time!

Listen in!

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Yes and No - How These Two Words Can Impact Your Life

Welcome to Episode 009 of the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m your host Lisa Druxman and it is my goal to help you live a life you love to live! Today, we are going to be talking about two words. Two words that you say daily. But maybe you don’t realize the impact that they have on your life.

But first, this show is brought to you by our program Body Back. If you aren’t familiar with Body Back, it is our program for moms at any stage of motherhood. It’s a results based program that combines nutrition and fitness to help you achieve a transformation like you never thought possible. This program won’t just change your body. It will change your life. So what are you waiting for? Go to to find a class near you. And if there isn’t one near you, then let’s help you get one started!

Ok, Yes and No.

Looking back, I now realize how important those two words are. And how if your choice of which one to use can have a huge impact on your life.

Let’s take no for example.

If I had it to...

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- Excited to reach Episode 008! Thanks to Lisa's podcast mentor Cliff Ravenscraft, The Podcast Answer Man.

This show is sponsored by FIT4MOM, where we give you the strength for motherhood. We have classes for every stage of motherhood. So please do check us out at to find a class near you. And if we don’t have a class near you, then talk to us about getting a program started in your neighborhood. We were just voted the #1 fitness franchise by Franchise Business Review. So come on over and connect with us.

Today’s podcast was inspired by an email I received. “Dear Lisa, Thank you for starting the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m enjoying listening. I didn’t want to record my question on your site because I hate the sound of my voice. I also didn’t want to sound like a downer. Lisa, I listen but I’m just not motivated like you are. I don’t know what my passion is or what motivates me. I’m just trying to get through the day....

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Good morning. Or afternoon. Or evening. Or whenever you are listening to this podcast. That’s what I love about podcasts. You can squeeze them in to the nooks and crannies of your day. Would love to hear where you listen to the Motivating Mom podcast. I welcome you and I thank you for choosing to spend your precious time with me.

Today, we are going to talk about meditation. Now, don’t just shut this off because you are sure you don’t want to meditate. I’ll have something for you too! I want you to find your meditation and maybe that looks different.

I have had the opportunity to train thousands of women over the course of my career. I’ve gotten people to change their exercise habits and their nutrition habits but rarely have I been able to create this new habit. I so get it. The idea of sitting and doing nothing when you have so much to do is absolutely, well it’s just crazy. And for most of us, sitting quietly doing nothing when there is so much to do (and probably chaos around us) is anything but relaxing.

I’m not really making a case for myself right now....

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Welcome to Motivating Mom, Episode 006. Today, we are going to talk about making 2015 your best year ever! We will talk about New Year’s Resolutions and how to make them stick.

This show is brought to you by my company FIT4MOM. We are the leader in mommy fitness and offer classes for every stage of motherhood. Our classes include Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Body Back. We promise to give you the strength for motherhood. Go to our website at to find a class near you. We have nearly 2,000 class locations nationwide. Go to the shop tab on our website for a free week of classes. If there is not one near you, then perhaps you should start a FIT4MOM class in your neighborhood. We would love to connect with you!

Ok, Let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions and goal setting. How many of you set them each year? Do you even remember what you set out to do last year? Most of us try to do too much, too hard and too fast to succeed. We set goals that maybe don’t really mean that much to us and we rarely set out...

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It is my pleasure to welcome my friend and colleague Mareya Ibrahim from Eat Cleaner. Mareya is a "kitchen magician", a recipe rehab chef and a fit foodie. She is also my partner for Mommy Reset, which by the way is a great free program which could kick off your new year!

On this episode, Mareya joins me to talk about how we can eat cleaner in the New Year. We talk about gluten, sugar, going vegan and more! Most importantly, we talk about how you can eat cleaner and get healthy in 2015!

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Welcome to Episode 4 of the Motivating Mom podcast. What did you think of that intro? Did you like it better? I got feedback that the first one didn't sound like me. Well it wasn't actually me, but I think they meant that it didn't feel like me. Does that make sense? We'll see if you like this one. Today, we are going to be talking about your vision for 2015. It's that time of the year, time for planning. Or New Years Resolutions as you may call them. I am a huge fan of planning. Without it, I feel like it's too easy just to coast through your life. It happens to you instead of you making it happen. I don't just plan at the end of the year. It's a year long process, but yes it starts now. Think about all of the things you plan in your life. From weddings to vacations, from business to parties. But so few of us actually plan our life. We kind of just let it happen. If you are happy and can say that if today were your last day that you would have no regrets then all the power to you. But if you feel off course. If you feel like you haven't accomplished what you wanted to, then now...

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Welcome to Episode 003 of Motivating Mom. We hope you have enjoyed our first two episodes. Thank you so much for calling in with your questions! If you want to ask a question, go to FIT4MOM.COM/podcast and you can record your question from your phone or computer.

Special thanks goes out to BOB Strollers and LUNA bar for supporting FIT4MOM.

Today, let's talk about food and dieting. Even though my company focuses on fitness, I believe in the power of food! You can't work off a bad diet.

Let me ask you a question. How much of your life have you been dieting? Be honest.

Most moms I know are on a constant ride on and off the diet roller coaster. The try the latest diet, fail, feel like a failure and then get on the next train.

How good would it feel to never diet again? I mean it? What if you ate to fuel your body and not to feel deprived?

Here's the problem with dieting. Let's say you are feeling over weight. Probably because...


Welcome to episode 2 of the Motivating Mom podcast. I’m your host Lisa Druxman and I’m here to help give you the strength for motherhood. Now realize that I’m not preaching from some zen mountaintop with things all figured out. I am in the trenches of motherhood with you trying to figure it all out and not pull my hair out. I hope you join me in the pursuit for health and happiness in motherhood. If you missed our first episode, go back and listen and you’ll know a little more about me and why I created the Motivating Mom podcast.

In this episode we are talking about time. It’s the thing we all want more of.

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”

Harvey MacKay

It seems like time is the answer to everything but we can’t figure out how to make more of it. And that is what we are going to tackle today.

First, I would like to thank sponsors who support...

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Welcome to the very first episode of Motivating Mom. I am your host Lisa Druxman. Many of you may know me as the founder of FIT4MOM or programs like Stroller Strides or Body Back. Or perhaps you have done my workout videos Mama Wants Her Body Back or read my book Lean Mommy. But I come to you now as a regular mom in pursuit of health and happiness in motherhood. Why am I doing this podcast? My why is to give women the strength for motherhood. I created Motivating Mom because I believe in moms! I believe that moms are the catalyst for change in their families. The goal of this show is to help you get out of overwhelm and in to peace in the beautiful chaos of motherhood. In this episode, I share my personal story and how I created Stroller Strides. I set you up to figure out your Most Important Things. And finally, I am answering your questions about food, fitness and life balance!


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