The Modern Mamas Podcast

The Modern Mamas Podcast

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Tune in weekly as we offer a podcast that focuses on information, insights, and interviews to empower, educate, and entertain modern mamas (and dads!) like you. We’ll be discussing through open dialogue, in an entirely nonjudgmental space, all things fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and child-rearing with a focus on holistic care, functional fitness, and deep nourishment for you and your kiddos. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support


Ep. 110: Denise Wiesner on sex talk and conceiving with love
Jul 17 • 46 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Denise Wiesner to talk about intimacy, conception, fertility, and breaking down taboos around sex talk! She shares her many experiences with couple who after years of fertility struggles, were able to conceive through…
Ep. 109: Big announcements: bad news, good news, and life updates
Jul 10 • 48 min
In this episode, we share some big announcements including some bad news, followed by some really exciting news: we’re hosting our first ever Modern Mamas Retreat in sunny Santa Barbara California in October! Who’s in?? Tune in and let us know in comments…
Ep. 108: All about the Enneagram with Beth McCord
Jul 2 • 69 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Enneagram expert, Beth McCord to chat ALL things Enneagram. This is the perfect introductory episode to understanding what the Enneagram is, how it can be a powerful tool for self-awareness, relationship…
Ep. 107: All About Cycle Syncing with Zesty Ginger
Jun 25 • 87 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Megan and Alex of Zesty Ginger to chat all things cycle syncing! This episode is full of amazing insight into what’s happening during a woman’s cycle, how to work WITH not against your cycle, and to embrace the natural…
Ep. 106: Catchup on listener love and deep reflections
Jun 18 • 52 min
In this episode, we catch up on life’s latest updates and dive deep into reflections after some very moving listener reviews. Laura updates on her latest van adventures and the reality of life with an almost two-year-old. Jess shares the latest in health,…
Ep. 105: Listener Melissa Nicolai guides us on how to create your own organic home garden
Jun 11 • 78 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with listener Melissa Nicolai, a budding novice organic gardener to chat all about how to create your own organic home garden from a layman’s perspective. This episode is incredibly relatable, and a must for anyone dipping…
Ep. 104: Caitlyn Collins on the revolution needed to Make Motherhood Work
Jun 4 • 47 min
In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. We deep dive into her research examining the production and consequences of social inequality in the US. There were…
Ep. 103: Van Life Recap, Mother’s Day Musings, and Health Updates
May 28 • 69 min
In this episode, we go long on life’s latest happenings. Laura gets a chance to process her cross country van trek so far, and shares her biggest revelations and favorite places from the trip. Jess gets emotional about Mother’s Day and the bittersweet…
Ep. 102: All About Mental Health Strategies with Shelby Leppin
May 21 • 65 min
In this episode, Jess sits down for a chat with Shelby Leppin MSN, RN, PMHNP to discuss strategies around mental health. We go deep into the stigma around mental healthcare, medication, and the increased presence of illness like anxiety and depression. We…
Ep 101: Carly Stein of Beekeeper’s Naturals on the magic of bees
May 14 • 50 min
In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Carly, founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals. Carly shares all the details behind her entrepreneurial journey, from Goldman Sachs to harnessing the magic of bees. She also shares the nitty gritty into why bee…
Ep 100: Celebrations, Updates, and Rapid Fire Q&A from Austin!
May 7 • 62 min
In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down IN PERSON for a very very special 100th episode coming at you from our weekend spent connecting, exploring, and enjoying each other in Austin, Texas! We offer very important updates you won’t hear anywhere else,…
Ep. 99: Positivity, Joy, Life Lessons, and Listener Questions with Cassy Joy Garcia
Apr 30 • 53 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with the effervescent Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed & Fit to chat ALL THE THINGS. We last had Cassy on when she was pregnant with her daughter Graysen, and now that little peanut is over a year old! We catch up with Cassy, chat…
Ep. 98: Kelsey Ortlieb and Laura Bruner on Living Intuitively YOU!
Apr 23 • 69 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Laura and Kelsey to chat all about their new Intuitive Living Online Course. Kelsey and Laura each dive into their own journeys to finding intuitive eating, movement, and mindset practices. They share what it means to…
Ep. 97: Tamara Iglesias on raising empowered children
Apr 17 • 61 min
“Guest Interview - Tamara Iglesias on raising empowered children” Want to come to Costa Rica? Learn more HERE! In this episode, Laura sits down for a chat with Tamara Iglesias. They deep dive into all things Conscious Parenting, raising empowered kiddos,…
Ep. 96: An International Adoption Story with Jeanette Tapley
Apr 9 • 61 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with friend and podcaster, Jeanette Tapley to get an extremely personal and intimate recap of what it was like to go through international adoption. Jeanette shares everything from the nitty gritty details of cost and…
Episode 95: a catchup and We’re going to COSTA RICA!
Apr 3 • 61 min
Did you hear? 18 special friends get to join us for an incredible 5 days of rest, beaching, relaxation, connection, movement, and adventure in Costa Rica. Want to learn more? Check out trip details HERE! In this episode, we also share meet up dates for…
Ep. 94: Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy on Baby Moves
Mar 26 • 55 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Marianne, Babies Natural Development Expert, to chat all about her work in the world of baby development. She talks about what she’s seen, how she followed her passion, and how movement can impact behavior in our…
Ep. 93: Introduction to Meditation with Arden Martin
Mar 20 • 67 min
“Guest Interview: Introduction to Meditation with Arden Martin” In this episode, Jess sits down with Arden Martin of The Spring Meditation to talk about how she, as a busy new mom uses meditation to enhance her life, her presence, her energy, and so much…
Ep. 92: Meg Reburn on Baby Making & Beyond (Part Two)
Mar 13 • 53 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Meg Reburn co-creator of the long anticipated online program, Baby Making & Beyond and it was such a good one! Meg, along wither her co-creator Liz Wolfe, has worked tirelessly to bring you the most up-to-date,…
Ep. 91: BONUS catch up!
Mar 8 • 49 min
It’s been a while, so we decided to jump on for a quick chat. Turns out we had a LOT to say. We talk about the chaos that was February, bodies, bellies, emotions, life pressure, child wisdom, and the highs and lows of 2019 so far. but don’t worry, we wrap…
Ep. 90: Liz Wolfe on Baby Making & Beyond (Part One)
Mar 5 • 78 min
“Guest Interview: Liz Wolfe on Baby Making & Beyond (Part One)” In this episode, Jess sits down Liz Wolfe co-creator of her long anticipated online program, Baby Making & Beyond and it was EPIC! Liz and Meg (who will be on next!) have worked tirelessly to…
Ep. 89: Cooking with Kids with Heather Englund
Feb 26 • 56 min
“Guest Interview: Cooking with Kids with Heather England” In this episode, Jess sits down Heather Englund of Fit Mama Real Food all about how to get our kiddos involved in the cooking process and what that means for developing a healthy relationship with…
Ep. 88: Navigating Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers with Michelle Carlson
Feb 19 • 57 min
“Guest Interview: Navigating Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers with Michelle Carlson In this episode, Jess sits down with Michelle Carlson of Peace and Parenting to chat all about how to navigate trouble behaviors in toddlers while remaining respectful…
Ep. 87: Catchup, Meetups, Trolls and Social Media
Feb 12 • 53 min
We are SO EXCITED to share that Four Sigmatic has come on to support the Modern Mamas Podcast and to bring you guys a great deal! You can now get 15% off your Four Sigmatic order with code: modernmamas. If you’ve been following along, you know that I am…
Ep. 86: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack of Fertility Friday on the Period as a Vital Sign
Feb 6 • 72 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Lisa to chat all about why our period is actually a wonderful indicator of health and an incredible tool we can use as women to take power over our health care. Lisa answers your listener questions about…
Ep. 85: Beyond the Egg Timer
Jan 30 • 56 min
In this episode, Laura sits down to chat with Emma and Sharon, authors of Beyond the Egg Timer. These two wonderful women have written an inspirational book for women in their mid-thirties or older, who are contemplating motherhood or trying to conceive…
Ep. 84: Megan Garcia on Navigating Breastfeeding Challenges and Transitions
Jan 22 • 72 min
This episode, Jess sits down with Megan Garcia to talk all things breastfeeding! We deep dive into navigating allergens, diet related issues, milk transitions, and so much more! It’s one you definitely won’t want to miss! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep. 83: The Daysy Fertility Tracker and Fertility Awareness with Holly Grigg-Spall
Jan 15 • 68 min
In this amazing episode, Jess sits down with the incredibly smart, Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, to discuss all things fertility awareness, including our favorite fertility tracker, the…
BONUS EPISODE: Kiersten Peterson on her journey to adoption
Jan 11 • 67 min
In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife, as she shares her story of her two miscarriages. Kiersten is opening up and starting a dialogue about a topic that has for so long been considered taboo, and in…
Ep. 82: Diane Sanfillipo on your Keto Quick Start
Jan 9 • 55 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Diane to chat all about keto, hormones, real food, ditching the diet dogma, and the empowerment that can come from giving keto a try. This is a really great episode that might even surprise you. Don’t miss it! —-…
Ep. 81: Catchup and New Years Reflections
Jan 2 • 43 min
In this week’s catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We recap our Christmas celebrations, reflect on the magic that was 2018, and give hints at what is to come in the New Year. We also share our words for 2019 and our goals for…
Ep. 80: Eliza Parker on how baby’s birth experience can affect sleep, crying, and behavior
Dec 26, 2018 • 60 min
TW: this episode contains discussion about miscarriage and loss. In this episode, Laura sits down for a wisdom filled chat with Eliza Parker all about how birth experience can impact sleep, crying, and behavior in our littles. We share real life stories,…
Ep. 79: Creating a Non-Toxic Home with Anne Garland of Grass-fed Salsa
Dec 18, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Interior Designer and Integrative Nutritional Health Coach, Anne Garland to chat all of the ways to create a non-toxic living space. We talk about some of the BIG changes you can make, but also how to slowly and…
Ep. 78: Catchup and Holiday Spirit
Dec 11, 2018 • 50 min
In this week’s catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We catchup on all things life, vanning, current projects, work flow, family, and HOLIDAYS. Listen in for our favorite traditions, old and new, and to hear about how we navigate…
Ep. 77: Ali Miller on The Anti-Anxiety Diet
Dec 4, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE to talk all about how our food can directly impact our mood! We chat about how stress can cause imbalance in the body, what we can do about it, foods to avoid, foods to work in, and much more.…
Ep. 76: All about Herbs/Adaptogens Part 2 with Megan Garcia
Nov 27, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, Jess chats with the lovely Megan Garcia for part two of our series on adaptogens. We learn about what they are and how to use them in specific situations, as well as answer your listener questions! Can’t wait for you to hear this one! —-…
Ep 75: Cristina Curp of the Castaway Kitchen
Nov 21, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Cristina Curp of the Castaway Kitchen. We get real about motherhood, living with autoimmunity, self love, life as a blogger, and the incredible impact of headspace to heal. This one is good one! —- Support this…
Ep 74: Catchup Episode: Catching Up and Taking the Leap
Nov 13, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for another fun chat. We love these episodes and getting a chance to connect with each other and YOU! In this episode, we provide life updates: Laura shares about closure in so many components of the…
Ep 73: Postpartum Hormones and the DUTCH Test with Dr. Carrie Jones
Nov 6, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Carrie Jones, expert on women’s health and hormones, to chat all things postpartum hormones. We deep dive into what’s happening in pregnancy, and how our hormones change starting immediately postpartum. Not only do…
Ep 72: Nicole Peyton of The BIRTH Project
Oct 30, 2018 • 50 min
*Content Warning* - this episode dives into the topic of pregnancy and infant loss, so please take note if this might be triggering for you* In this episode, Laura sits down in person with one of her closest friends, Nicole Peyton, to talk about her new…
Ep 71: Catchup and Listener Questions
Oct 23, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. We provide life updates, Laura shares a bit about van life transition, and we answer your questions about marriage, choosing a pediatrician, “morning” (all day) sickness, and…
Ep 70: Kristen Roberts on entrepreneur life, infertility, and pregnancy
Oct 16, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Kristen Roberts to chat all things entrepreneur life in the “boys’ club of law, her infertility struggles, pregnancy, and how she’s set up her business to run strong while she spends time with baby Billie in those…
Ep 69: Catchup Episode: Taking the Leap and Living Our Dreams
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
In another short and sweet catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. We provide life updates, share how we each got to places in our lives that we only dreamed about even just a year ago, and answered a listener question all about…
Ep 68: Todd White of Dry Farm Wines on the magic and industry of wine
Sep 26, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Todd, CEO of Dry Farm Wine (get a bottle for a penny!) for an awesome discussion about the hidden secrets the wine industry doesn’t want you to know, the reasons Dry Farm Wine is different, the magic of sharing a…
Ep 67: Dr. Jess Peatross on Safe CBD Oil Use
Sep 18, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Jess Peatross to chat safer CBD oil use. We deep dive into the common myths and misconceptions surrounding CBD oil use. Talk about everything from legality to it’s use to relieve specific symptoms, and uses during…
Ep 66: Catchup Episode: Transition, Beautiful Chaos, Self Love, & Spilling the Dirt on Van Life
Sep 11, 2018 • 42 min
In this short and sweet catchup episode, Laura and Jess sit down for a much needed chat. Jess shares about her recent move and big life transition, and in an unexpected twist, Laura shares the details of the big change that’s been hinted at for months.…
Ep 65: Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells Part 2
Sep 4, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Noelle Tarr. We get real about motherhood, work life balance, self love, and the much under discussed postpartum period. Get ready for some real talk in this episode, friends! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 64: Meg the Midwife on All Things Birth, Postpartum, and Emotional Triggers
Aug 28, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Meg Reburn, midwife, to answer ALL the listener questions. We tackle everything from VBACs, pushing during labor, emotional support postpartum, and birth as a trigger for sexual trauma. Don’t miss it! —- Support this…
Ep 63: Lily Nichols on Postpartum Nutrition
Aug 21, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Lily Nichols to tackle your postpartum nutrition questions! From eating for milk supply and which macronutrients are most important postpartum, to intermittent fasting and supporting our bodies through weaning. This…
Ep 62: Catchup, Transitions, our Beautycounter whys, Sleep, Intuition, and unpacking shame
Aug 14, 2018 • 71 min
In one of the deepest and most emotionally intimate episodes in a long time, Jess and Laura sit down for an important catchup episode. We talk all things life, transition, sleep, empowerment, and shame. Jess shares all about her current life transitions,…
Ep 61: Dr. Jaclyn Chasse on Optimizing Male Fertility
Aug 7, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Dr. Jacyln Chasse, founder of Perfect Fertility to discuss all things male fertility. We talk about the process of fertilization, incidence of male infertility during the conception journey, and how to optimize male…
Ep 60: Amy Upchurch of Pink Stork
Aug 1, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Amy Upchurch, mama of five and founder of Pink Stork, to talk all about the empowerment that can come through struggle and the immense importance of nourishing supplementation during…
Ep 59: Catchup, First Foods Family Battles, & Pumping at Work”
Jul 24, 2018 • 52 min
In another much needed catchup episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit for an uninterrupted hour of sharing LOTS OF updates on travel, work, moves, and more. We also answer YOUR questions, including how to navigate dealing with the…
Ep 58: Eliza Parker Returns for Belly Crawling!
Jul 17, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, Laura sits down for a wisdom filled chat with Eliza Parker on her 4th MMP appearance. We dive deep into a topic with little recognition but immense importance: BELLY CRAWLING! The why, how, when, and what all in one place. We even talk…
Ep 57: Dr. Elisa Song on Raising Healthy, Happy Kids
Jul 10, 2018 • 65 min
In this SUPER important episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Dr. Elisa Song to talk all about holistic wellness for the most important ones in our lives: our littles! We chat about a mind, body, soul approach to health, dive into Dr.…
Ep 56: Autumn Fladmo Smith of Paleovalley, on her health journey, motherhood, and organ meats
Jul 3, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Autumn, co founder of Paleovalley (our first podcast sponsor!) for an awesome discussion about her journey to true health and self care (which included a wold tour with Jennifer Lopez), life as a mama, and what led…
Ep 55: Update Episode - Catchup, Change, and Choosing Happy
Jun 26, 2018 • 57 min
In this much needed catchup episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess and Laura sit for a (mostly) uninterrupted hour of sharing updates, discussing what it means to choose happy, and answering YOUR questions, including how to navigate dealing with the…
Ep 54: Kezia from the Whole Food Diary on eliminating plastic, colic, and her Whole Food Baby
Jun 19, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Kezia for an awesome discussion about her life is mama to her Whole Food Diary family. WE talk about the process and impact of going plastic free now, and for our kiddos’ generation, surviving weeks with a colicy babe…
Ep 53: Emily Schromm on Body Awareness, Fitness, Fat, and Moving like a Human Anywhere
Jun 12, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura sits down with Emily Schromm to talk all things fitness, nutrition (including the importance of fat), empowerment, and body awareness. We dive into why fitness doesn’t need to happen in the gym, why…
Ep 52: Celebrating 1 Year with Guest Host and Favorite Human Liz Wolfe!
Jun 5, 2018 • 73 min
In this VERY special 1 year celebratory episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Liz Wolfe joins us for some long overdue catchup time. We talk life, parenthood, therapy, traditions, food, and Baby Making and Beyond. Don’t miss it! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 51: Creating Mindfulness in Kids through Play & Connection with Suzanne of Generation Mindful
May 30, 2018 • 78 min
In this update episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess sits down with Suzanne Tucker, PT, owner and operator of the amazingly inspiring Generation Mindful. This episode is about so much—parenting from a place of connection and love, how to foster…
Ep 50: Update Episode - Sun, Sleep, Shrooms, and Sips
May 22, 2018 • 62 min
In this update episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess catch up and reflect on their recent magical first-time face to face experience at the BeautycounterSummit. They also chat all things life, skincare, sun protection, supplementations, baby…
Ep 49: Diane Sanfillippo on Sugar and Carbs in Pregnancy and Nursing
May 15, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode Jess sits down Diane Sanfilippo, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Best Selling Author, Podcast Host Extraordinaire, and the wearer of many other impressive hats in the Health and Wellness world. This episode we speak to her knowledge on…
Ep 48: Optimizing You and Your Family’s Epigenetic Health with Dr. Ben Lynch of Dirty Genes
May 8, 2018 • 114 min
In this episode Jess sits down with Dr. Ben Lynch to discuss all things genetics, mutations, SNPs and how to support your unique genes through lifestyle choices. You won’t want to miss all these amazing listener questions answered! This episode is a mind…
Ep 47: Update Episode - Intuitive Eating, Travel, Creative Juices, and Trusting our Mama Guts
May 1, 2018 • 55 min
In this overdue episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess sip wine and catch up on life, travel, current experiences in intuitive high fat, low carb eating, and baby sleep. Plus, we share the very exciting news that we get to hang in-person at…
Ep 46: Dr. Sherri Lorraine on Postpartum Sex and the Pelvic Floor
Apr 24, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with Dr. Sherri Lorraine for an interview FILLED with lightbulb moments. They dive into all things pelvic floor, from what you can do preconception and during pregnancy to help with pelvic floor recovery in the postpartum…
Ep 45: All About Budgeting with Guest Host Stephanie Cahill of Cleaner Stephanie
Apr 17, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Stephane Cahill of Cleaner Stephanie, one of her favorite mamas and fellow bloggers, to chat all things MONEY. You guys have asked for an episode on how we make eating healthy and LIFE work on a budget, and we…
Ep 44: Leanne Vogel on Keto - Food Freedom, Hormone Balance, and Ditching the Dogma
Apr 10, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Laura sits down for an awesome chat with Leanne Vogle of Healthful Pursuit. They talk about life in an RV, finding food freedom, and knowing when enough is enough when it comes to society’s unfair pressures. Leanne shares her journey to…
Ep 43: Modern Dad - Rusty Shares Evie’s Birth Story
Apr 3, 2018 • 52 min
MMP Ep 43: Modern Dad - Rusty Shares Evie’s Birth Story by Jess Gaertner and Laura Bruner —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 42: All About Herbs with Megan Garcia
Mar 27, 2018 • 80 min
In this episode, Jess sits down for a long awaited discussion all about herbs and adaptogens! We had so many listener questions about this topic, and we dive into the first segment all about uses in kiddos, pregnancy, and postpartum. What works, what…
Ep 41: Update Episode - Teething, Travel, and all the Fat
Mar 20, 2018 • 59 min
In this overdue episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura and Jess catch up on life, a teething babe, travel, sleep, money, and our current escapades in low carb, high fat eating. We plan to do more frequent update episodes where we catch up and answer…
Ep 40:”Pat and Taz Barber on Entrepreneurship, Parenthood, Traveling with Kids, and Training”
Mar 13, 2018 • 76 min
In this episode, Laura sits down with some of her best friends all the way in South Africa to chat about their current international travels, the tribe life, working and training from anywhere, the CrossFit Open, parenthood, outside pressures to fit a…
Ep 39: Lily Nichols on Prenatal Nutrition
Mar 6, 2018 • 61 min
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the…
Ep 38: The Modern Working Mama
Feb 27, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, Laura and Jess dive into the ins and outs of how they make life work as modern working mamas. This episode brings different perspectives because Jess works outside of the home, and Laura works from home. Tune in to hear what works and…
Ep 37: Autoimmunity, Infertility, and Self-Care with Alaena Haber of Grazed and Enthused
Feb 20, 2018 • 79 min
In this episode, Jess sits down with Alaena Haber of Grazed and Enthused to talk about EVERYTHING. We deep dive into what living with an Autoimmune condition is like, how it can be affected during pregnancy and postpartum, and strategies on how to manage…
Ep 36: Evie’s First Eats
Feb 13, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Laura sits down for the first solo episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast to talk all about her current adventures in Evie’s first foods. Using primarily baby led weaning (though not an expert on it), Laura is following her gut and Evie’s…
Ep 35: I Had a Miscarriage with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife
Feb 6, 2018 • 80 min
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode talks about miscarriage and loss. In this episode, Jess and Laura sit down with Kiersten Peterson of Vibrant Life Army Wife, as she shares her story of her two miscarriages. Kiersten is opening up and starting a dialogue…
Ep 34: Becoming a Connected Parent with Michelle Carlson of Peace and Parenting
Jan 30, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, Jess chats with Michelle Carlson from Peace and Parenting all about trading in bribes, threats, and consequences and focusing on connection versus control in the parent-child relationship. If you’ve ever found yourself in the middle of…
Ep 33: Modern Dad - Tim Gaertner
Jan 23, 2018 • 87 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Jess sits down with her husband of 6 years, and baby daddy, Tim. Hopped up on all the coffee, they tackle your listener questions! Tune in as we discuss things like why it’s hard for men to communicate, how Tim…
Ep 32: Modern Dad - Rusty Bruner
Jan 16, 2018 • 63 min
Warning: This episode contains adult language. In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Laura sits down with her wonderful husband and daddy to Evie Wilder. Her love and partner in all things comes on the Modern Mamas Podcast for our first ever dad…
Ep 31: Mom Guilt
Jan 10, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we answer a listener question and dive in deep to the mom guilt, self love, and flipping the script. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 30 Mallika Bush, LMFT on Birth Trauma and PPD
Jan 2, 2018 • 88 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Mallika Bush all about birth trauma and postpartum depression. While this is a bit of a heavier topic, it’s one that is so important and so often overlooked. This episode is not to be missed!…
Ep 29: New Year’s Mindset Mini Episode
Dec 26, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our thoughts on New Years traditions, resolutions, and how we plan to tackle 2018 with a growth mindset! We are SO thankful for an amazing first year of the Modern Mamas Podcast! —- Support this…
Ep 28: Dr. Erica Boland on Baby Development
Dec 19, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about how we can help our babies move the way nature intended for a lifetime of functional movement and core strength! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 27: The Holiday Episode
Dec 12, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode we talk all about our favorite holiday traditions, as well as answer listener questions about tackling those tricky situations you can encounter around the holidays! Listen in for a fun, relaxed episode! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 26: Eliza Parker Discusses Crying In Arms and Aware Parenting for Sleep (Part Two)
Dec 5, 2017 • 100 min
In this episode we speak with Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby all about how to practice “Crying in Arms”, and Aware Parenting as it pertains to sleep. A must listen if you have questions on the real, actionable practice of Aware Parenting! —- Support this…
Ep 25: Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby on Aware Parenting (Part One)
Nov 28, 2017 • 80 min
In this episode we talk with Eliza Parker of Conscious Baby all about Aware Parenting..what it means, how to practice it, and why it’s important. This is part one in a series of talks we’ll be doing with this amazing guest, don’t miss it! —- Support this…
Ep 24: Gratitude and Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our favorite Thanksgiving tradition and the simple ways we try to practice gratitude each day! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 23: Joy and Claire of Girls Gone WOD
Nov 14, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode we get to chat with Joy and Claire from the hit podcast Girls Gone WOD. We’re talking all about building a community, postpartum anxiety/depression, the pressure to have children when that might not be your path, and so much more! —-…
Ep 22: Cassy Joy Garcia’s Fed and Fit Pregancy
Nov 7, 2017 • 80 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Cassy Joy Garcia, beautiful soul behind the Fed and Fit movement, all about her journey, latest Fed and Fit projects, and pregnancy. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 21: Our Conception Journeys
Oct 31, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we share our unique journeys to conception of our babes! Listen along for one of our must fun and personal episode to date! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 20: Megan Garcia on First Foods and Beyond
Oct 24, 2017 • 99 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Megan Garcia, author of First Foods and Beyond, all about baby’s first foods, supplementation, mindset, and life as a real food mama of two. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 19: Melissa Hemphill on Eating Psychology through the Motherhood Transition
Oct 17, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Melissa Hemphill, Certified Eating Psychology Coach and BIRTHFIT Colorado Regional Director, all about mindset and eating psychology through each phase of the motherhood transition. —- Support…
Ep 18: Ask Us Anything!
Oct 10, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode Jess and Laura answer all your listener questions—from silly to sappy to serious, don’t miss this one if you want to get to know us better! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 17: Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells
Oct 3, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Noelle Tarr, of Coconut and Kettlebells and The Paleo Women Podcast, all about life, motherhood, and her kick ass Strong From Home program. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 16: All About Sleep
Sep 26, 2017 • 96 min
In this episode we’re talking all about babies and sleep. If you’ve ever struggled with infant sleep, we discuss all sorts of ways to support healthy sleep without crying it out! Give it a listen my friends! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 15: Dr. Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT Founder
Sep 19, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode we talk to Dr. Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT founder, all about chiropractic care, nutrition, movement, and mindset - the four pillars of this ROCKSTAR movement to empower women through the motherhood transition. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 14: Jess’ Birth Stories
Sep 12, 2017 • 99 min
On this episode, Jess shares all about her two unmedicated vaginal births, the similarities, the differences, and all the feelings in between. For perspective on how things can be radically different for every pregnancy, labor, and delivery, be sure to…
Ep 13: Liz Wolfe on Skin Issues, Products, Parenting and Discipline (Part Four)
Sep 5, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast we have one of our favorite people on, Liz Wolfe, to answer all your listener questions on skin issues, her favorite kiddo products, parenting, and discipline! You definitely won’t want to miss this one, it was eye opening!…
Ep 12: Liz Wolfe on Nutrition, Supplements and Breastfeeding (Part Three)
Aug 29, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we have one of our favorite people, Liz Wolfe, back on to address your listener questions! We talk all about Nutrition, Supplements, and Breastfeeding—you won’t want to miss it! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 11: Postpartum Mindset (Part Two)
Aug 22, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we talk all about postpartum mindset. Part two is focused more on personal experiences and reader questions on topics like body image, fitness, identity, and relationships with your partner. —- Support this…
Ep 10: Postpartum Mindset (Part One)
Aug 15, 2017 • 78 min
In this episode of the MMP, we talk all about postpartum mindset, including hormones, supplements, and postpartum head space. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 9: Liz Wolfe on Sleep, Self Care, and Mentality (Part Two)
Aug 8, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, we talk with Liz Wolfe all about sleep, self-care, and mentality. This episode is all about answering listener questions, we hope you enjoy it! —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 8: Liz Wolfe on Aware Parenting (Part One)
Aug 1, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we talk to Liz Wolfe all about Aware Parenting, and so much more. You won’t want to miss it! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 7: Finding Your Tribe
Jul 25, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode of the podcast we are talking all about finding your tribe, and the importance of asking for support and space throughout pregnancy and post partum. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 6: Dr. Erica Boland on Core Health
Jul 18, 2017 • 77 min
In this episode of the podcast we’re going to be talking with Dr. Erica Boland, BirthFit Regional Director and Senior Leadership team member, all about core health and empowering women. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 5: Laura’s Birth Story
Jul 11, 2017 • 70 min
On this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast Laura recounts the birth of precious Evie Wilder, from beginning to end, and talks about her postpartum experience thus far! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 4: Megan Blacksmith on Supporting Hormonal and Gut Health during Pregancy and Post Partum
Jul 4, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, Megan Blacksmith, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, will be talking to us about hormonal and gut health, and how they can affect your pregnancy and post partum experiences. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 3: Pregnancy Self-Care 101 - Nutrition
Jun 27, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are diving in to the basics of pregnancy nutrition throughout the trimesters. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 2: Pregnancy Self-Care 101 - Fitness and Mindset
Jun 20, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking about Pregnancy Self-Care as it relates to fitness and mindset. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support
Ep 1: It’s Nice to Meet You!
Jun 13, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are Introducing ourselves, giving you some background about who we are, and what to expect with the podcast. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-mamas-podcast/support