Ep. 100: A Must-Listen to Conversation for All Moms

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A Must-Listen to Conversation for All Moms

As we celebrate our 100th episode, we are bringing back some of our favorite guests to take part in a conversation that dives deep into the unspoken world of motherhood.

The Unspoken Topics

  • BRITTA BUSHNELL: It’s pretty normal to mourn the loss of your former identity, even as you celebrate or embrace your new role as a parent.
  • JESSICA GUST: Food and feeding our kids is so much more than just the items on the plate. Your kids are not going to remember how fancy the meals were that you cooked, but they will remember how they felt at meal times.
  • BRYANA KAPPA: Our past influences who we are today and our past ends up shaping who we are with our children.
  • SHANNON TRIPP: 2020 struck again! Shannon’s audio somehow disappeared halfway through this recording. She is amazing and we are so so sooooo sad about this crazy tech issue. In the year or 2020, it’s not surprising to have our first audio glitch… on episode 100, no less.

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Actionable Solution

 How to Navigate The Identity Shifts of Motherhood

  • STEP ONE: Make space and acknowledge that mourning might be happening for you. Bring the shadow Into the light.
  • STEP TWO: Nurture a kind inner voice. When we feel the experience of fear or mourning, we hold space for that with kindness.
  • STEP THREE: Connect with other people going through similar experiences who have the capacity and ability to hold multiple truths at the same time. “You are super happy about having a baby AND you’re mourning the loss of your former self.”

How to Remove The Pressure at the Dinner Table

  • STEP ONE: Have realistic expectations. Feeding kids is hard and it’s never going to be perfect.
  • STEP TWO: Keep things simple. When making family meals, include things in each meal they like.
  • STEP THREE: Reflect on your childhood mealtime. How we interact with our children at meals is typically a direct reflection of our upbringing. Reflect on how the meal environment  was like when you were a kid. Do you want that environment to continue or what aspects of it do you want to change?

 How to Heal From Painful Memories

  • STEP ONE: Ask yourself these questions following a difficult situation. What was I thinking in that moment? What was I feeling? How was I behaving? Do I have any memories coming up? Are they visceral? What did this moment bring up for me?
  • STEP TWO: Ask yourself the same questions about the other person in the story. What was my child thinking? What was my child feeling? What was my child experiencing?
  • STEP THREE: Journal and share with a safe person.


What Is Your Guilty Pleasure

  • BRITTA: BBC Period Piece Movies
  • JESSICA: The Bachelorette
  • BRYANA: Watching Things on Scientology and Cult Culture




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