Elevating Motherhood

Elevating Motherhood

www.elevatingmotherhood.com
A weekly podcast covering topics related to modern motherhood including pregnancy, birth, parenting, health, self-care, community, perspective, & more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.


076. Simplified Meal Prep for Every Mom with Kris Dovbniak
Oct 21 • 75 min
Today’s episode is a lot of fun! Kris Dovbniak is back to share new ideas with us about how meal prepping and planning can help save us time and money as busy moms. You already knew that? From all your Pinterest searches? And the 9 million blog articles…
075. The 7-Year Change: Insights into What’s Going on with Your 7-Year-Old with Jessica Stack
Oct 17 • 137 min
If you’re listening to this, you probably have a seven-year-old or a child near that age…we all know that kids have curious minds and listening ears. If you’re listening to this episode around or near them or are in the car with them, just a heads up that…
074. Understanding Child Development: The 12 Senses with Hannah Freed
Oct 14 • 115 min
I find parenting to be easier in some ways when we as parents are working with some basic child development information. For example, it’s easier for me to understand why my baby wants to put everything in their mouth if I know they are teething and that…
073. Foster Care: A Fresh Perspective with Hillary Richards
Oct 10 • 59 min
On the first day Hillary Richards and her husband got their foster license, they got a call to take in two small children. And they did. Their foster journey ended in adoption and Hillary is here with us today to share about her journey as a way to shine…
072. Infant Bodywork: Craniosacral Therapy (& More!) with Austin Rees, LMT, IBCLC
Oct 7 • 63 min
If you have a baby, are expecting a baby, or just want to understand what bodywork and craniosacral therapy is—is episode is for you! Austin Rees is back on the show to share her wisdom with us. She was here for Episode 026 talking from the mom…
071. It’s Okay to Laugh: Special Needs Parenting with Hilary Harris
Oct 3 • 60 min
“Act normal and read the room.” Hilary Harris and her husband Rich are the hosts of the new podcast “It’s Okay to Laugh.” They are knocking it out of the park! As special needs parents, they felt called to talk more openly and honestly about their…
070. Standing Strong: Overcoming Adversity & Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington
Sep 30 • 59 min
Bestselling author, speaker, and mom to 5 boys Alli Worthington is here with us today to share about her new book Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence. I loved her book. I felt so understood and genuinely…
069. Body Literacy: Stress & the Nervous System with Dr. Molly Stiens
Sep 27 • 56 min
“Less stress, more trust.” I’m so glad you’re here to learn more about yourself—body literacy, knowing and understanding how our body works & why + what your body is trying to tell you is so important. Self-awareness is a crucial to our overall health and…
068. 31 Days to Great Sex with Sheila Wray Gregoire
Sep 23 • 31 min
I almost called this show: “The Truth About Sex: Libido Differences, Mindset, & Confidence” because there is so much to author Sheila Wray Gregoire’s messages in her new book 31 Days to Great Sex. You’ll hear in this conversation just how understanding…
067. Why We Hired a Doula: A Dad’s Perspective with Chris & Lori Beth Auldridge
Sep 19 • 41 min
Are you thinking about hiring a doula but aren’t 100% sure it’s the right choice for you? How does your partner feel about having a doula? Are they on the fence? Aren’t sure it’s necessary? It’s a big decision. Everything surrounding babies and birth can…
066. Buying a House & Moving: Tips from Maui Realtor Jessica Baker
Sep 16 • 39 min
Many families are moving this year out of want and/or need. If this is you and you’re considering selling, buying, renting, or relocating…or if you just want to hear some interesting and wild real estate stories, this episode is for you! Jessica Baker is…
065. All the Feels: Why Emotions are (Mostly) Awesome & How to Untangle Them When They’re Not with Elizabeth Laing Thompson
Sep 12 • 61 min
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 12:25 2020 has been an emotional roller coaster. This year has been nuts. Add to that the fact that motherhood can feel nuts some times and comes along with so many emotions that you just…
064. Menstrual Cycle Awareness & Tracking with Period Pioneer & Author Claire Baker
Sep 9 • 60 min
What are periods like for you? Awesome? Awful? A breeze? Maddening? Inconsistent? Non-existent in this season? Whatever your current relationship with your body and period, whatever your age, whatever season you’re in when it comes to your menstrual…
063. Study Something
Sep 5 • 43 min
When I first started Elevating Motherhood, I had two episodes that I wanted to share with you…1. Create Something and 2. Study Something. Create Something came to life in episode 10…and now we’re all the way to episode 63. I wouldn’t say I got distracted…
062. The Power of Prayer with Speaker & Author Chrystal Hurst
Sep 2 • 51 min
Mind, Body, Spirit…I believe that we have a lot of resources for how to care for our minds and bodies as moms, but what about our spirits? I think it’s really important that we as mothers nourish our spiritual side as well as our mind and body. It’s…
061. Interest Led Learning, Homeschooling an Only Child, Gameschooling & More with Jessica Waldock
Aug 31 • 54 min
Have you ever heard of gameschooling? Strewing? Relaxed homeschooling? If so, you’ll know how magical these elements of home education can be. If not, you’re in for a treat! Jessica Waldock is here with us today to offer us tips and insight on all the…
060. Adventuring Together with Greta Eskridge
Aug 30 • 73 min
“Adventure is the vehicle, connection is our destination.” Second generation homeschool mom Greta Eskridge wrote a book! Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids…and it’s not only an awesome resource for…
059. From Classroom Teacher to Homeschool Mom: Reframing Education with Monica Erwin
Aug 29 • 137 min
“There are hard things in life, but should education be one of them?” The perspective of a classroom teacher turned homeschool mom is pretty interesting…and very insightful. Monica Erwin is with us today to share more about her experience of moving from…
058. Making Homeschool Manageable & Fun with Kristi Clover
Aug 26 • 76 min
When home education doesn’t feel manageable, that’s the time for us to reach out and lean in to experienced homeschoolers who are enthusiastic about helping…and today’s guest Kristi Clover is bringing the enthusiasm! She’s here as our own personal…
057. Bringing Beauty & Community into Your Homeschool with Lauren Giordano
Aug 22 • 75 min
Today’s conversation is real, relatable, and empowering. Lauren Giordano is with us today talking about her new magazine, her beautiful shop, all the resources she offers, the importance of community (including how to be involved and how to involve…
056. Charlotte Mason 101 with Leah Boden
Aug 19 • 76 min
“Education is the science of relations.” Charlotte Mason What is Charlotte Mason? What does that mean? Is that a school? An education philosophy? And actual person? I keep hearing “Charlotte Mason” or “Charlotte Mason inspired”—what does that mean? These…
055. Homeschooling Multiples, Transitions, Balance, & Encouragement with Alisha Miller
Aug 15 • 72 min
Encouragement, Passion, Variety, and Beauty The lovely Alisha Miller is here with us today. She is so encouraging. This conversation feels like sitting down with a super sweet friend to talk about all things homeschool. By the end, you’ll feel comforted,…
054. Homeschool Planning, Morning Time, & More with Pam Barnhill
Aug 12 • 73 min
“Truth, Goodness, & Beauty” Get ready for some truth, goodness, and beauty! Pam Barnhill is here to share fresh ideas that will help you feel organized and ready to start your homeschool journey! Pam’s Bio: Pam Barnhill believes that you don’t have to…
053. Homeschool, Books, & Living with Kids with Blogger Rachael Alsbury
Aug 8 • 67 min
Do you feel like you won’t be able to homeschool because you have negative ideas about what homeschool looks like? Do you wonder how on earth you’re going to find the time to homeschool your kids? Are you afraid you won’t have any time for you? How can…
052. Brave Learning with Julie Bogart
Aug 5 • 73 min
Julie Bogart is here with us today sharing all of her incredible insight and inspiration with us! Get ready to elevate your homeschool AND your motherhood journey! If you know, you know…you’ll get why I’m so excited! If you don’t know yet, you will after…
051. Homeschool Series Intro: Resources + Encouragement + Q&A
Aug 5 • 48 min
Welcome to the August 2020 Homeschool Series! Homeschool is alive and well…and modern homeschool support is nothing short of incredible! I’m humbled and honored to produce this series for you, mamas! I know these are uncertain times and our ideas and…
050. Nature-Based Motherhood
Jul 29 • 41 min
Using a nature-based homeschool curriculum has taught me a LOT…about myself, my values, what I want out of this life, what I need, and what I want my days to look like as a work from home mom of 3. Those homeschool lessons have bled over into my…
049. Bold Faith, Counter Culture, & Dignity in Motherhood with Angela Braniff
Jul 22 • 60 min
This mama. This conversation. Her book. Her message. It’s all for you. Angela Braniff and I started this conversation talking about her new book Love Without Borders: How Bold Faith Opens the Door to Embracing the Unexpected…and quickly moved into a deep…
048. Prepping with Humor, Community, & Confidence with Ready for Anything Author Kathi Lipp
Jul 15 • 49 min
“You are smarter than you know, more resourceful than you know, and you are more prepared than you know.” Ready to laugh AND be inspired? Then listen to this episode! We are going to stop guessing and start preparing because organization & declutter queen…
047. Parenting Through Grief with Emily Humphries
Jul 8 • 91 min
* Trigger Warning * There is mention of loss and death in this episode—loss of a child, loss of a friend, and loss of parents. Grief has been a roommate for Emily Humphries for a while now…and she’s graciously offered to share her story with us as a means…
046. Intuitive Eating with Holistic Health Coach Kristin Dovbniak
Jul 1 • 71 min
Eating isn’t supposed to be complicated…but it is. Most mamas I know have gone through seasons of not liking their bodies, eating disorders, deprivation, and just general complexity when it comes to meals and the foods we eat (or don’t eat). But we have…
045. Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive with Jen Fulwiler
Jun 24 • 38 min
“The mess and the chaos is always going to be there and the trick isn’t to wait for that moment when that’s not there so that you can finally be satisfied, but to be satisfied even when you hear the cat throw up in the other room, you still smile and you…
044. Leaky Pelvis: Understanding Our Postpartum Bodies, Why We Leak, & What We Can Do About It with Physical Therapist Angie Peters, MPT
Jun 17 • 72 min
No more guessing. We’re going to be proactive gather information to help our bodies and ourselves. We are worth it. I’m worth it. You’re worth it. Physical Therapist Angie Peters is BACK! And we’re talking all things leakage after babies. Because…no more…
043. The 6 Needs of Every Child: Empowering Parents & Children through the Science of Connection with Amy Olrick & Jeffrey Olrick, PhD.
Jun 10 • 87 min
Kids don’t come with an instruction manual, right!? It’s true…but Jeffrey and Amy Olrick’s book The 6 Needs of Every Child is at the top of my list—it is the BEST parenting book on the market! I’m not kidding. Even with three kids and three degrees +…
042. Small Changes, Big Reasons: How Reducing My Toxic Burden Improved My Health, Saved Me Money, & Cleared Up My Skin
Jun 3 • 48 min
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now if you’ve been listening to Elevating Motherhood for a while or follow me on Instagram that most of the personal use product brands I talk about fall into the “clean” category. They’re non-toxic, mostly plant based, or…
041. Called to Create: The MUTU System Story with Founder & CEO Wendy Powell
May 27 • 56 min
“Every woman deserves the dignity of a body that works and that makes her feel good.” Have you ever felt like your postpartum body was letting you down? Like it isn’t or wasn’t performing like it was supposed to? Mom guilt? Shame? You. Are. Not. Alone.…
040. Intro to Ayurveda: The Science of Everything with Ayurvedic Nutritionist Jessica Quinn
May 20 • 87 min
How Ayurvedic Principles Can Elevate Your Daily Life. What is Ayurveda? Ever heard of it? Studied it? Tried it? Do you currently use principles from Ayurveda in your daily life? Or is this a brand-new topic for you? Today’s episode is Ayurveda in a…
039. We’ve All Been Groomed: A Conversation with Author, Advocate, & CEO Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good
May 13 • 61 min
“Release means reclaiming our minds, our lives, and our futures from the negative messages that held us back. Release allows us to name what was stolen and who we were before it was stolen and to start doing the work that has to be done to get it back.” –…
038. What We Need Right Now: Nourishment with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP
May 6 • 41 min
Soothed, settled, safe, and connected. When Lisa mentioned wanting to talk about nourishment, my first thought was “Nourishment? What’s that? I seem to have forgotten…” How about you? Same? Are you feeling any kind of nourished right now, mama? Good news:…
037. From Lost to Found: Thoughts on Miscarriage, Faith, Joy, & Finding Our True Self with Nicole Zasowski
Apr 29 • 57 min
Nicole Zasowski is here with us today! She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of the incredible book From Lost to Found: Giving Up What You Think You Want For What Will Set You Free. She speaks to us on such a heart centered level.…
036. You Are Enough: Empowered to Rise with Author, Filmmaker, & Transformation Coach David Trotter
Apr 22 • 66 min
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re “not enough?” Where does that feeling come from? How can we work through those negative thoughts? Who or what can support us on our very personal and individual journeys toward believing we are “enough?”…
035. Why I’ve Started Reading Poetry Again + 9 Reasons It’s Helped Me as a Mom + (Why I Can’t Believe I’m Saying That Out Loud)
Apr 15 • 20 min
Omg. How fluffy does reading poetry sound? Seriously. It seems so frivolous in our modern world. When I think of poetry I don’t picture a mom with a beautiful messy bun on the top of her tired head, sipping cold coffee in yesterday’s yoga pants while tiny…
034. Changing How We Talk About Motherhood, Alcohol, & Sobriety with Laura McKowen
Apr 8 • 65 min
I’m so honored to share the incredible Laura McKowen with you today! This conversation is AWESOME and just the start I was hoping for to a very…interesting & challenging topic. How are we supposed to talk about alcohol as moms? Some of us drink. Some of…
033. Sex After Babies with Jazmyne Futrell
Apr 1 • 47 min
We do not talk about sex after babies enough. How do I know? Because of aaaaaaaaaall the emotions that came up for me and other mamas when I broached the subject. “Should I do an episode about it?” I asked.The answer: 100% YES! So I invited the energetic…
032. How Guided Journaling Changed My Life
Mar 25 • 21 min
I knew something needed to change. I wasn’t getting what I wanted or needed out of my everyday life. I wanted more alone time, more date nights with my husband, deeper connection with my kids…I wanted us to be a family who goes outside more, one who has…
031. Home Education (Short Term): Listener Q&A
Mar 18 • 50 min
Home Education Resources…you asked, I answered! Tune in for encouragement, support, and sisterhood as well as answers from an experienced homeschool mama. Episode 030 Is jam packed with practical tips and mindset shifts to help you through this complex…
030. Educating Your Kids at Home (Short Term): Insights from an Experienced Homeschool Mom
Mar 16 • 43 min
Schools are closed. You need help teaching our kiddos. You’re here for answers, tips, tricks, schedules, and resources. If you find yourself needing to educate your kids at home for a while unexpectedly, I get that you might be in a bit of shock. It’s…
029. Options for Anxiety: A Conversation with Parent Coach & Educator Breon Michel
Mar 11 • 106 min
Anxiety is one of the most requested topics from listeners here on the show. So many moms want to know more about it and/or what they can do to manage theirs or make it disappear. I’m not a medical professional. I can’t diagnose anxiety, nor am I ever…
028. Nannies, Babysitters, Mother’s Helpers: What’s the Difference, How Much to Pay, & What to Expect with Nicki Taylor of The Nanny Connection
Mar 4 • 51 min
At some point, most parents are going to need to bring someone else in to help with childcare. There are a variety of options…daycare, school, family members, or even childcare swaps with friends. But not all of us have those options. We might live far…
027. Sibling Rivalry with Positive Discipline Educator Jailan Heidar
Feb 26 • 56 min
Sibling Rivalry…this is a dynamic topic! If you have more than one kiddo, you know that there will be inevitable moments of sibling rivalry: fighting, disagreements, arguing. So what can we do about it? Should we do anything about it? We as parents bring…
026. Self-Directed Education with Austin Rees
Feb 19 • 57 min
Many of you know, I’m big into alternative education options. We personally homeschool our three children, but I know that’s not the best option for every family. The good news is, there are so many options when it comes to our children’s education—what…
025. Called to Create: The MeiLi Autumn Beauty Story with MeiLi Coon
Feb 12 • 90 min
I think it’s really easy to look at someone else’s successful business (especially on social media) and think that it must be so easy because it looks so effortless. Or someone else can look at the same business and think that it looks like it would be…
024. Mom Friends: A Conversation with Julia Wurst of The Dear Bestie Show
Feb 5 • 63 min
In the spirit of expanding upon last week’s episode about how to create a successful moms group, I wanted to bring someone onto the show who could dive into those friendships a bit more. Making friends as an adult is very different than how we made…
023. 5 Tips for Starting a Successful Moms Group
Jan 29 • 21 min
Motherhood can feel pretty isolating, especially in the first few weeks and months after your baby is born. Or when there are other big changes in your life like moving to a new town with your kids in tow. There will always be different seasons within…
022. Parenting in the Age of Social Media with Dr. Sarah Sarkis
Jan 22 • 59 min
Parenting in the age of social media feels tricky, doesn’t it? I’ve found that a lot of parents feel insecure when it comes to rules about social media and how to approach it. We need to talk about it more and find ways to feel confident in our parenting…
021. Loss of a Child: How to Offer Support in Times of Grief with Sonya Niess
Jan 15 • 83 min
Trigger Warning. Sonya Niess has returned to the show today. She was my first guest in Episode 2 when we talked about expectations and motherhood. If you haven’t tuned in to that episode, I highly recommend going back and listening to it. It really is the…
020. “What About Me?” Connecting with Yourself & Your Family in a Marriage with Kids
Jan 8 • 34 min
Me time when you’re married with kids? Yup. It’s possible. But how? How can there be any time for anything when everyone else’s needs feel so important and our schedules are so busy? It’s enough to leave any parent asking “what about me?” This happened to…
019. Bellies, Backs, Bottoms, & Bladders: Physical Therapy for Moms with Angie Peters, MPT
Jan 1 • 56 min
You know the jokes… how moms can’t go to the trampoline park or even sneeze without peeing a little? We’ve just come to accept it as annoying and kind of funny at the same time. What if I told you there is something that can be done about it? That bladder…
018. Be the Light: A Seasonal Mindset Check-in
Dec 20, 2019 • 8 min
Today’s episode is coming to you on a Friday instead of a Wednesday this week because a lot of us will be celebrating Christmas on the 25th and we’ll be more than a little distracted on that particular Wednesday…plus Hanukkah & Solstice begin on the 22nd…
017. Mean Girls: A Compassionate Conversation with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP
Dec 18, 2019 • 86 min
Let me start off by saying this interview did NOT go in the direction I thought it would. Lisa blew my mind with her insights and loving suggestions. She is a true healer and helper and I could not be more excited to share her with you! Back in 2014, Lisa…
016. Called to Create: The Blossom & Root Story with Kristina Garner
Dec 11, 2019 • 66 min
What does it take to create a homeschool curriculum, turn it into a business, and homeschool your kids all at the same time? We’re about to find out! Kristina Garner is an artist, a writer, and a homeschooling mom to her two young daughters. She creates…
015. Intro to CBD with Will Kleidon of Ojai Energetics
Dec 4, 2019 • 67 min
The topic of CBD is surprisingly one of the most requested from my listeners! Maybe you’ve heard moms talking about CBD in passing or have seen it mentioned online. Maybe you’re not 100% sure what CBD is, maybe you already know, maybe you use it, maybe…
014. Living in Gratitude
Nov 27, 2019 • 33 min
12 Idea for Living in Gratitude Aloha Mamas! At this point in the podcast, you’ve heard me mention a few times that I feel moms & families are suffering from disconnect (on a lot of levels) but especially when it comes to gratitude. We have intellectual…
013. Seasons, Senses, & Biodynamic Nourishment with Lily Diamond
Nov 20, 2019 • 53 min
Connection, slowing down, being more present, & returning to nature. These ideas keep presenting themselves over and over again here on the podcast in multiple episodes across a variety of topics. Slowing down and being more present in our everyday…
012. Called to Create: The Primally Pure Story with Bethany McDaniel
Nov 13, 2019 • 29 min
Episode 012 is the first in a series here on Elevating Motherhood titled “Called to Create”—which will feature interviews with mothers who are also creatives & business owners. In this series you’ll hear inspiring stories about how these women got their…
011. Intro to Acupuncture with Dr. Eva Ross, L.Ac., DAOM
Nov 6, 2019 • 69 min
Have you ever tried acupuncture? Do you use it and love it like I do? Are you too scared of what it might feel like & never tried it? What is acupuncture supposed to do anyway? Can it help you pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, or even postpartum? Today…
010. Create Something
Oct 30, 2019 • 23 min
Something’s wrong, something’s off. It can feel like that sometimes as a mother. Moms are busy, stressed, tired, don’t know how to slow down, doubt themselves… why? What’s causing all of these negative emotions? All of this disconnect? Too much on our…
009. Education Reform in the Home & Schools: An Interview with Heather Baylosis, MSED
Oct 23, 2019 • 84 min
Times are changing. The way we parent our kids at home and teach children in schools is shifting. There’s no denying these changes. It’s all part of education reform…and this isn’t your average conversation about it. Join me for today’s incredibly…
008. Boy Mom: An Interview with Monica Swanson
Oct 16, 2019 • 36 min
“Love, trust, respect, & grace.” Monica Swanson is with us today! Sharing about her new book Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You and her new podcast The Boy Mom Podcast. Monica is a wealth of information for not only boy moms, but all mamas. Her…
007. Universal Laws + Motherhood
Oct 9, 2019 • 47 min
Episode 007. Universal Laws + Motherhood An Interview with Nadia Bernardy of Work & Woo and the But First Woo Woo Podcast. www.elevatingmotherhood.com/episode7 How “woo” are you? Doesn’t matter! You don’t have to be woo to gain valuable, loving insight…
006. Birth Workers: An Interview with Midwife Rachel Shapiro-Davies
Oct 2, 2019 • 37 min
Episode 006. Birth Workers: An Interview with Midwife Rachel Shapiro-Davis Gosh, where do I even begin with show notes for Rachel’s interview? We talked about so many things in such a short amount of time! Here are some of the highlights from this magical…
005. The Lie of Convenience
Sep 25, 2019 • 18 min
Episode 005. The Lie of Convenience SHOW NOTES www.elevatingmotherhood.com/episode5 Moms have a lot of things to work through…a lot of issues that come up…a lot of problems to solve in every season of motherhood. And there is no one size fits all answer…
004. My Journey with Anxiety: Melissa’s Story
Sep 18, 2019 • 54 min
Show Notes Episode 004. My Journey with Anxiety: Melissa’s Story www.elevatingmotherhood.com/episode4 Here at Elevating Motherhood, we’re not going to shy away from the taboo topic of anxiety, but rather talk about it openly, hear personal stories from…
003. Balance + Motherhood
Sep 18, 2019 • 30 min
Episode 003. Balance + Motherhood SHOW NOTES www.elevatingmotherhoodcom/episode3 How do you find balance as a mom? How do you find a work/life balance? Is it even possible? In this episode, I’ll be addressing the mysterious idea of “balance” in…
002. Motherhood + Expectations with Sonya Niess
Sep 18, 2019 • 50 min
Episode 002. Motherhood + Expectations SHOW NOTES www.elevatingmotherhood.com/episode2 “I think like any woman, I had visions of life as a mother as being what it was – both joyful and hard.”-Sonya Niess Today’s guest is Sonya Niess, a professional doula…
001. Welcome to Elevating Motherhood!
Sep 18, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 001. Welcome to Elevating Motherhood SHOW NOTES www.elevatingmotherhood.com/episode1 Welcome to the first episode of the Elevating Motherhood Podcast! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m your host, Lori Beth Auldridge. I recorded this podcast on the…
Trailer
Sep 7, 2019 • 2 min
Aloha, I’m Lori Beth Auldridge…Maui mama of 3 and creator & host of the Elevating Motherhood Podcast. I’m launching 4 episodes on September 18th, 2019! So you can dive right in and join me on this awesome journey! Elevating Motherhood will be a weekly…