Episodes
As moms we will often just excuse our lack of focus or being a bit scatterbrained on our kids or the fact that we always have so much going on. But what if it is actually something more? What if, like me, you are struggling with adult ADHD? I discovered that even though my kids are older and don't require so much of my focus that I STILL was struggling to get things done and it was becoming a huge problem. So I decided to ask my doctor if there might be something else going on. Learn more...
Published 08/08/22
As moms we often will stop doing the things we want to do for ourselves or NEED to do for ourselves. Why? Sometimes it is because we think we will be judged or made to feel like we are bad moms. Too often we allow those feelings to keep us from doing the things that we want to do or that would make us happy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/31/22
Today is my birthday!!! Christmas in July is how my kids remember it. I turned 45 today. And after 45 years I have gotten to a point where I am so happy with the person I am and am doing all the things that I want to do. I am doing things to make myself happy. I wasted a lot of years saying no to things that I wanted to do and I realize how much I missed out on by letting fear and worry keep me from. So I won't do that anymore. I do the things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 07/26/22
Recently a friend of mine had a young man come to her after running away because he felt safe at her home. Coming from a home life that had been in turmoil for so long this young man told my friend that he would rather die than keep feeling the way he was feeling. Too often we don't realize that our children are dealing with a lot of problems and they don't always feel like they can come to us. Which is why it is so important to make sure that they feel like they have a safe space to express...
Published 07/17/22
I took off last week from posting an episode because I was vacationing in Hawaii! For the first time in 21 years I was able to take a kid free vacation only to come home and be faced with having to make the hard decision to put our 14 year old dog Shiloh to sleep. After so many amazing years with our family, she was in pain and we couldn't be selfish and keep her with us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/27/22
I am always on the look out for low cost or no cost things for single moms to do with their kids. As a single mothers we don't always have a lot of money to spend on taking trips or vacations. So during the summer we have to get creative at times to give our kids a fun vacation. I came across an article that SEEMED like a great idea until I dove into it and let's just say their ideas were not that great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/11/22
Whether we like it or not, our children are experiencing traumas that we never had to growing up. School shootings, lock down drills, living through a pandemic and being isolated from 'normal' life for a year... it all can take its toll. Not to mention if they have experienced any other kinds of trauma. As their moms, we may not always recognize the signs of trauma in our kids and what we think is bad behavior may in fact be a trauma response. This weeks episode is all about trauma and our...
Published 06/06/22
I know this topic is one that is VERY charged and one that many people have very strong opinions about. Myself included. Please know that I respect whatever your personal opinion is on the topic just as I would hope you would respect mine. Personally, I am very pro-choice but not only that I am very pro 'your right to choose what is best for you, your life and your family' no matter what that choice is as long as it doesn't infringe on my life. I will fight for your right to practice whatever...
Published 05/29/22
Our life consists of a bunch of beliefs and habits. Most of them come from childhood conditioning and experiences. What habits do you have that are getting you closer to the love you desire, the life you desire? Most people break their trust with themselves. Once we promise to do something a bazillion times and don't, subconsciously we have zero faith in our abilities to become more, to have more. We rarely question our thoughts and desires, instead we are simply attached to them. Learn more...
Published 05/21/22
Kaycia Ellingsen is a mom of three, adventurer, course creator and a Best-Selling Author. She currently lives in WI, Kaycia helpswomen gain confidence and embrace the adventure that life has to offer. When she was 19, Kaycia found out that she was unexpectedly pregnant. Kaycia and her boyfriend went from happy college kids to being unexpected parents wading through a sea of unknowns, judgement and advice from peers who did not have kids. She walked through one of the hardest seasons of her...
Published 05/14/22
Everyone wants to talk about the Slap Heard 'Round the World, but instead of addressing that I want to talk about a recent article about Viola Davis and what happened when Will Smith asked her this question. Will Smith told her "I will always be that boy who's girlfriend broke up with him"... and she thought no matter her accomplishments, deep down she was a little black third grade girl who got chased home by a group of white boys. This made me stop and think... 'who am I' ... what in my...
Published 04/30/22
None of us like to think about anything bad happening to us BUT we all know that at some point it will. Too often we aren't ready for that. We don't have things in place to help our loved ones manage all the details of our lives after we pass away OR if we are medically not capable of making decisions. I know it isn't a sexy topic and I know that it seems a bit morbid to think about now but it is so very important. What happens to your kids? How will they be cared for? How will people access...
Published 04/23/22
Let's face it, the men have been running things all this time and still haven't seemed to make things much better. In fact there are a lot of things that are getting worse. So I think it is WAY past time for women to hold more seats in power. In fact, I think single moms should run the world. There are so many reasons why I think single moms could run things a whole lot better than the stodgy old men have been. This weeks episode is all about why single moms should run the world. Learn more...
Published 04/16/22
This weeks episode is all about that feeling of complete exhaustion. I am not talking about your regular tired from working and taking care of the kids ... but that down to your bones, feel it in your soul mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. I used to feel that every day until I realize some of the things that were causing it and how I could eliminate them from my life. Now, I rarely feel that way anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/09/22
Many people will struggle with codependency in their relationships. Some deal with it in romantic relationships, some with their relationships with their parents and sometimes even with their kids. Codependency can be very toxic and too often women struggle with it more than men do. Let's face it, we've all likely been in a relationship where we experienced it. This episode is all about identifying the signs of codependency, because once you recognize it you can hopefully break the...
Published 04/02/22
We've talked about how important boundaries are for ourselves as parents but what about for our kids? Not the rules and boundaries that we as parents set for our kids but the boundaries that they set for themselves. Are their boundaries any LESS important than ours? What message are we sending them if we don't respect their boundaries? Do you read your daughter's journal? Have you forced your 5 year old to give grandma a kiss, even though they didn't want to? As important as it is for us as...
Published 03/26/22
TRIGGER WARNING - This episode talks about very sensitive topics I typically try to stay away from REALLY controversial topics but after Texas passed the Heartbeat Bill last week I found I couldn't do that this time. This weeks episode is about why I am so angry about this bill, bodily autonomy and why I believe it is so important that every person be allowed to make a choice. We are not incubators...we are people and we should be allowed to make our own choices. Learn more about your ad...
Published 09/06/21
We all know that too often we as moms lose ourselves in our kids and being "mom". Sometimes so much so that once the kids have grown up and moved away we don't know what to do with ourselves. We don't even really know who we are. This weeks podcast is an interview with Jen McGuire, a single mom of 4 adult sons who decided to take a trip to Europe to finally figure out who she was outside of mom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/08/21
Quite often when my birthday rolls around I start to think about where I am and who I am. It has started to get worse the last few years though because the kids are getting older too and soon they will all be adults and out of the house. So now I am thinking about who I am outside of being their mom... and I realize that somewhere along the way I lost a lot of myself in being a mom. So when they are gone who will I be then? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/25/21
We just returned from a 2 week vacation back easy (which is why there weren't any episodes the past 2 weeks) - and during our trip my teenage daughter had some ups and downs. The downs put me in a position where I had to remember not to take things that I couldn't control or do anything about personally. As moms we tend to feel guilty or internalize when our kids are unhappy or angry or sad. Sometimes we feel like its our fault - sometimes it is. However, more often than not it likely doesn't...
Published 07/18/21
Life changing? Really? YES! There is something that I realized years ago that changed my life for the better. Something that every woman, especially single moms, should discover for themselves if they haven't already. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/26/21
In this episode I chat with Melissa Salmeron, Certified Master Life coach and mother of three. We dive into setting boundaries and why they are so important for not only you but for your children as well. You will learn the power of an "I" statement and how to effectively set boundaries for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/20/21
Recently I saw a video from America's Got Talent where a beautiful girl who is fighting cancer sang a song she wrote herself. The song was beautiful, her performance was beautiful and she got a golden buzzer from Simon. During her interview she revealed that she had only a 2% chance of survival but she was an absolute vision of light and positivity. When asked about it she said something that inspired me and this podcast episode... she said " You can't with until your life isn't hard anymore...
Published 06/12/21
I remember spending years feeling just blah! Always being irate or on the verge of tears. I let everything get to me - especially my ex. There were days that the stress and unhappiness was so overwhelming that I literally felt it like a weight on me. It took me a while to figure out what was keeping me from my personal zen, my inner peace. But once I figured it out and ways to work through it...things were so much better. I FELT so much better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 06/06/21