Do you get momxiety worrying about your infant hitting developmental milestones? Meet Dr. Shannon Davis, aka, Dr. Shannon PT™. Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT is a mother of two girls 9 and 11, a business owner, and inventor of the Little Balance Box and Hativity.
Learn about your baby’s gross motor skill development. Dr. Shannon PT gives moms recommendations on things to look for to know if their child is working on hitting a milestone because the range of ages for developmental milestones is really very broad. Hear some ways baby gear can help and hinder your infants’ development and learn about The Little Balance Box and why this mom of 2 invented it!
Welcome to the Momxiety Club! In honor of it being Thanksgiving on the day this episode is published, you'll hear:
-How to use your breath to calm you down from overwhelm
-How an attitude of gratitude can help you
-Some #realisticselfcare gift ideas that you can ask for, gift to yourself, or gift to a mom
For another podcast with a great episode to listen to all about the psychology of gratitude check out The Brainy Business Episode 76: The Brainy Benefits of Gratitude
From Always Angry, Upset, and Stressed to Fulfilling Her Dreams: Stephanie Desaulniers Journey of Early Motherhood
Meet Stephanie Desaulniers, mom of a 6 and 4-year-old who draws on her experiences as someone who has struggled with anxiety her entire adult life, and the challenges that being a mother created to help other moms start their own business and fulfill.
We discuss the negative impact of not recognizing anxiety earlier in life, not recognizing postpartum depression as a new mom, balancing the desire to provide for her family, while being present and also fulfilling her dreams…And we talk about that infamous work-life balance…is there really one?
Meet Allyson Cutaiar, EMT, first-time mom of a 18-month-old little girl named Lexi, hyperemesis warrior, and lover of books and chocolate. She shares her experience as a first-time mom with anxiety on top of her experiences parenting a baby diagnosed with failure to thrive, food allergies, and the process that led to her daughter’s diagnosis. Learn how Allyson's mother's intuition, support from fellow moms, and advocacy for her child saved her sanity and led her daughter to treatment that has allowed her to thrive.
Meet Amber Hawley, a licensed marriage and family therapist and mom to three. We talk about anxiety, mom rage, communication, connection, scheduling date nights and sex, and so much more. If you feel like you haven’t found your groove with your significant other since baby has arrived this episode will give you some tips to get your relationship back after baby, something a lot of new moms ask about.
Sydney Maisel-Straitman chats about her experiences with infertility, parenting after fertility struggles, the importance of therapy and having a community, and social media and parenthood.
Did you enjoy listening to Sydney sharing her wisdom and encouragement as much as I did? Knowing that she shared so openly and honestly through her journey was a big inspiration for me and really helped give me that boost of courage to start the Momxiety Club.
Lynn April has two little boys, ages 2 and 4. She shares her journey with infertility, how it affected her mental health, differences between her pregnancies and postpartum depression and anxiety with each child, and also about Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Lynn is a professional food blogger and certified personal trainer with a focus on pre/postnatal fitness.
If you are anything like me, while you’re listening to Lynn you will be nodding your head, silently saying, “yep me too” throughout the episode!
The anxiety of the unknown was magnified and lasted for months for freelance writer and mom, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, after she and her family left New York City at the beginning of COVID-19 in the US. Would you be able to leave your home without knowing when you were coming back? Two weeks turned into 7 months and counting for Jordi and her family. Hear her story of living in Manhattan pre-pandemic, the precautions she and her family were putting in place, and how it ALL changed in less than a few hours!
Let’s talk about…diastasis recti! Last week started the “Let’s Talk About…” Series and I discussed your pelvic floor and kegels.
This week I’m talking about diastasis recti, mommy pooch, mummy tummy, FUPA, and how your core and pelvic floor work together.
Why is it important to know what diastasis recti is before your postpartum visit?
Listen as I chat with Megan Bell, a registered dietician and mom to an 18-month-old. She shares her experiences early postpartum and she shares some tips for nutrition during the postpartum period and beyond. From that first poop postpartum, 4th-degree tears, and feelings of rage, to protein, fiber, and hydration...nothing is off-limits in this interview!