The NYAM Project Podcast

The NYAM Project Podcast
A weekly podcast consisting of anecdotes and interviews from everyday mothers and experts alike, highlighting real motherhood and questioning what we think we know about parenting and motherhood.

When the Brown Kids Grow Up White
Aug 24 • 42 min
Pakistani writer and editor, Abbi Wood, sits down with me to talk about what it’s like to grow up brown in White neighborhoods, and how it’s affected our communication and world view as adults. Abbi’s website: abbiwood.comAbbi’s multiracial voice…
This Mom is an Activist
Aug 17 • 49 min
Mom, speaker, and activist Libra Forde stops by to talk about the things she’s seen at Black Lives Matter rallies, how she handles talking race with her children, and the importance of coming together for the future. Libra’s Facebook …
Single Motherhood, Protecting Your Peace, and Being a Black Mom Now
Jul 20 • 43 min
I sit down with blogger and speaker Darcel White, as we talk about how she’s navigated single motherhood and homeschooling during the pandemic; how she takes care of herself and her needs, and the thoughts running through her head as a Black mom in our…
SHAME ON YOU: Big Truths From a Bad Mom
Jul 13 • 52 min
I released a book! In celebration, I talk about how I did it while raising two children, how that translates to motherhood, and I read a long excerpt from my first chapter. To purchase the book on Amazon, go here:
The Father’s Day Episode
Jun 15 • 21 min
I sit down with an awesome and funny panel of three dads to talk about what it’s like for them to handle this whole parenting thing. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there. Follow the guys: Dean:…
To All the Moms of One and Done
Jun 8 • 30 min
Amanda of the Instagram account Mom of 1 and Done stops by to talk with us about the comments she receives and the opinions she hears of parents with one child. Her insta: Twitter: our…
Thoughts from a Black Mom
Jun 1 • 25 min
My experience after the most recent deaths of people of color. Before we come together, we need to realize how far apart we are. Website: wearenyam.comFacebook.…
Parenting: Let’s Make a Game of It
May 4 • 25 min
Karen Thurm Safran, author of the book Parenting: Let’s Make a Game of It, stops in to talk about her book, and about how her Mary Poppins-style parenting helped her through her times as a single mom, and even through her life as an adult. Keep up with…
7 Days of Self-Care for Mom: Social Distancing Edition
Apr 20 • 29 min
Former nanny and life balance coach, Alissa Lopez, stops by to give us a run-down of her recent article: a daily, real-life self-care plan for moms that serves to help us keep it together during some pretty trying times. Alissa’s article Keep up with…
What in the Fresh Hell is This?
Apr 13 • 40 min
Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson of the What Fresh Hell Podcast stop by to talk about expectations and worries in parenthood, and how they’re often so much different from what’s actually needed of us. Tweet, tweet. In other news, NYAM now has a Facebook…
Some Help From a Tiny Teacher
Apr 6 • 20 min
Tasha of Confessions of a Tiny Teacher stops by to share some great ideas for how to keep little ones busy and learning while at home. She also shares her outlook on what’s most important for stability at home. To receive the free 85+ at home ideas:…
How to Get Through Isolation
Mar 23 • 37 min
Based on my recent article on NYAM’s website, I talk a bit about the methods that have been helping me get through this whole isolation thing a bit easier. Website: wearenyam.comInstagram:…
No YOU Enjoy Every Moment
Mar 15 • 27 min
In this solo episode, I talk about how being told to “enjoy every moment” is harmful, and why we should stop saying it to parents. I also talk about why my book has been postponed til July 7th. To sign up for the book list for more info, go to…
Is Mom an Imposter?
Feb 24 • 32 min
Therapist Kara LCSW, CADC I sits down to talk with us about Imposter Syndrome as it affects us in work and in parenting, and how we can beat it and prevent it. Kara’s article is here: Kara…
Sexy Time Two: Electric Boogaloo
Feb 9 • 31 min
Professional dominatrix Natasha Strange joins us to discuss sex and sexuality after kids, the need for honesty when discovering each other’s sexual interests, and appreciating your body for how amazing it is right now. Natasha’s website:…
It’s OK Not to Know
Feb 3 • 30 min
In this shorter solo episode, I rant a bit about our fear of not knowing everything, and why it’s not realistic or fair to expect yourself to relate to every person’s story.
Some of My Best Friends are Parents
Jan 27 • 39 min
NYAM alum, Andrea, visits to have a great talk with Arianna about friends, finding your people, and accepting necessary loneliness.
Your Shit: Stop Losing It
Jan 13 • 38 min
In our first episode of the new season, we sit down with Carla Naumburg, PhD, licensed social worker and author of HOW TO STOP LOSING YOUR SH*T WITH YOUR KIDS.
Mama Just Wants Some Sleep
Dec 16, 2019 • 29 min
We sit down with Bonnie, one of NYAM’s earliest moms and contributors, to discuss her struggles with sleep deprivation, having one child, and how doing your best is the best you can do.
That Ol’ Supermom Myth
Dec 2, 2019 • 27 min
We sit down with therapist and “mom coach,” Dr. Raquel Mueller, to talk about how supermoms don’t really exist, and how we can take steps to allow ourselves to be the human beings we’ve always been.
To All the Mamas with Big Dreams
Dec 1, 2019 • 26 min
We’re visited by Abbey Williams, host of the Mimosas with Moms podcast, to talk about how being a mother with big dreams can come with its own challenges.
Mom, Spread Your Message
Nov 18, 2019 • 28 min
This interview with NYAM alum, Kendra, has everything: talks of advocating for yourself, the struggles of women receiving medical diagnoses, and the reasons — the many reasons — why talking about your story makes all the difference.
Divorce is Not Doom
Nov 12, 2019 • 24 min
Divorce consultant Anna Demouchet talks about how to navigate the decision more smoothly.
SAHMs vs. Working Moms vs. WFHMS: The Title Bout
Nov 3, 2019 • 25 min
A solo episode that talks about the age-old argument: of all of the parenting choices, who has it harder?
Families of the Heart: Adoption
Oct 28, 2019 • 31 min
Serra Hadsell stops by to talk about her experience in adoption, and how she deals with questions and suggestions from outside influences.
So, You Have a Toddler
Oct 14, 2019 • 25 min
Sarah, mother of one toddler and a co-teacher of many more, stops in to verify that toddlers are tough, and that the struggles is real.
The Anniversary Episode
Oct 7, 2019 • 32 min
In honor of my wedding anniversary, my husband, Mark, stops in to talk about marriage, children, communication, and how I like my sandwiches.
Families of the Heart: Step Parenting
Sep 30, 2019 • 21 min
Susan Volkert Nelson, mother of five, stops by to talk about what she’s learned about blending a family after loss, and despite grief.
About Miscarriage
Sep 15, 2019 • 33 min
Three women tell very real, very honest stories about fertility and miscarriage. This episode may be difficult or triggering for some listeners.
Technically Parenting
Sep 8, 2019 • 12 min
In this solo episode, there’s a Iittle talk about how our opinions on social media, technology, and parenting are outdated and divisive.
Hey, Sexy Mama
Aug 25, 2019 • 27 min
Coach and podcast host Danielle Savory joins us to talk about reconnecting with your sexual self and re-taking your joy for your own.
Guilt is a Mother
Aug 18, 2019 • 25 min
I talk with life coach, Emily Jones, about self-care and Mom Guilt, and she offers some insight into how we make that Guilt Gremlin take a hike.
Running the Marathon
Aug 8, 2019 • 25 min
An interview with NYAM alum, Lacey, explores an interesting take on why motherhood is so fraught with comparison and judgement.
Parenting with Mental Illness
Aug 6, 2019 • 17 min
An episode discussing parenting and mental illness featuring Rayah Dickerson of Depth of Echoes.