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This is not your ordinary podcast! I am colorful, bold & will motivate you to get up and get it together! I got you! Encouraging the beauty in the journey of self love ❤️. How to start the journey on self love through vital life tools and from personal experiences that helped me to embark on this life’s journey and success.
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Feeling overwhelmed as a mom? Tired of doing everything for your kids and wish… just wish… someone would step in to help you out? Welcome to the No Guilt Mom parenting podcast hosted by author, teacher & parenting coach JoAnn Crohn, M.Ed and co-host parenting coach & educator, Brie Tucker. Every Tuesday & Thursday, we give you practical advice for moms and positive parenting tips - all without the shame and guilt.
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“Just relax!” Two words that are both practical and condescending as heck at the same time. When it comes to being a woman, and especially a mom, in 2024 you would think we would have fewer societal expectations about productivity but guess what? We don’t. And THAT is the heart and soul of our episode today. We’re going to be talking about the diff…
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Did you know The Joys of Motherhood was a potential name for this podcast? Not really, but if you’re here you know we love a healthy dose of sarcasm and you can see how it would work for us. No matter what we named our show we wanted it to be a treasure trove of information for Moms and Moms-to-be in all stages of motherhood and today we’ve got Ama…
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If you’re a woman who has left her house in the last 20 years you know when it comes to your appearance, your family, your lifestyle, heck even your HEIGHT, people have a lot of HOT TAKES that they’re just dying to share with you. From fielding questions like “Who’s watching your kids?” when you’re out with friends for an evening to “How tall ARE y…
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Mom Guilt. We’ve lived it, we’ve defined it, and we feel so passionately about fighting back against it that we made this podcast. Hence the name, No Guilt Mom! Today, our guest Renee Reina is totally on board with our mission. As the host/creator of The Mom Room Podcast, she is changing the narrative around what it means to be a mom. Renee is also…
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Picture this: You drop your kids off with their Grandparents while you and your partner go out for a much-needed date night. When you pick the kids up they are wide awake and bouncing off the walls. You know the culprit: sugar. Because, according to your mother “Grandparents are SUPPOSED to give their grandkids treats!”. Now - before you get twiste…
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Our kids challenge us. Whether it’s dishing up what we served when we were their age (um… hi!) or a whole new beast to manage, our children are just like us: individuals who are living their truth, their identity, their lives. So how do we parent in a way that recognizes that? Keep reading to find out. Now we’re not saying let your home and your te…
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Hey listeners and welcome to the Yes Woman’s support group. It’s where we go to commiserate and try not to lose our da*n minds when it feels like we’re planning and handling EVERYTHING for our families. **record scratch** Wait a minute - is this really the best way for us to live our lives? By packing our schedules, saying yes to everything, and tr…
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Have you ever felt like all your stuff is just closing in on you? Do you find yourself questioning “Do I actually NEED 3 different sizes of rubber spatulas?” or “Why DO my kids have 6 pairs of shoes each?”. We’re living in Attack of the Homes. We live in a time where there is just a lot of things… and we’re not market experts or anything, but we do…
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Today’s episode is getting personal. Sometimes life is like a living case study - and that is totally the case for our host, Brie Tucker. Today she’s sharing her experience navigating different parenting styles as she co-parents with her ex and how these different approaches to parenting impact her children. We’re diving into the authoritarian vs. …
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Let’s talk about the p-word today, shall we? That’s right people, we’re talking about PERFECTIONISM and the crushing pressure that comes along with it. If you’ve ever struggled with your self confidence, felt like whatever you do isn’t good enough, or make decisions based on what others will think about you - you might be living as a perfectionist.…
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Parents of teenagers - this episode is for YOU!! It’s time to be honest - fill in the blank: “I wish my teen would just _______________”. If you said something along the lines of ‘care’ or ‘stop playing video games’ or ‘get off their phone’ - you are not alone! Being the parent of a teenager can be a baffling, confusing, and unchartered experience;…
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This is a bonus episode of the No Guilt Mom Podcast where JoAnn and Brie share their thoughts on the recent commencement speech made by Harrison Butker at Benedictine College. See JoAnn's response on Instagram Join the No Guilt Mom Podcast Group on Facebook Check out our favorite deals from our fabulous sponsors here! Learn more about your ad choic…
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We just launched our first No Guilt Mom Podcast Group! And to celebrate, we're celebrating the No Guilt Mom Podcast all week with LIVE streaming of our podcast recordings with JoAnn, Brie and our expert guests, opening a our new Facebook community to connect our podcast audience, and hosting a HUGE giveaway with a grand prize worth over $6,000! You…
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In case you didn’t know, the “one size fits all” approach to life is BS. Here’s what we mean: being productive, living minimally, embracing motherhood, and everything else we’re trying to do 24/7/365 looks different for everyone! Today, our podcast guest is talking all about finding ways to be successful in your life - ESPECIALLY at the start of th…
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The 90s were sick… like literally, sick. Here’s what we mean: the popular body type of the day was being Kate Moss skinny. If you missed the 90s or just weren’t old enough to remember Kate splashed across all the magazines, trust us, it was an unattainable look. While it’s easy to fall into feeling like we’ve come a long way since those days we wan…
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Remember the end of the movie Freaky Friday when Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan both have a better understanding of each other because they have literally walked in each other’s shoes? Or how about the movie Brave when Merida’s Mom finally GETS her daughter because she’s been able to parent differently? Shifting parent-child relationships are a…
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I. D. K. The three most dreaded letters in the alphabet for Moms everywhere. There’s nothing more conversation halting than the “I don’t know” response when you ask your kids what they learned, how their day was, what they want to eat… anything. We’re not sure if it’s some kind of kid code or what, but we know it’s definitely not helping us have op…
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Here’s why we love the 40 hour work week: Everything you do while you’re on (or off) the clock for work is financially rewarded… right? Laughing. Out. Loud!! No matter if you’re currently working full time or the last ”official” job you held was in high school (SAHMs we see you!!) we know that the effort you put forth at work each day is not always…
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If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times, being a Mom is like living life in a pressure cooker. Okay, we’ve never actually said that but we’re saying it today, and we mean it! Being a Mom comes with a lot of joy and happiness… and stress and worry and self-doubt and pressure and… the list goes on and on. If you feel like you’re in a fun…
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What’s YOUR number one priority? If you’ve listed off your top five and you still haven’t mentioned yourself… welcome to motherhood. We get it - with the constantly revolving door of activities, social engagements, food making, errand running, and just existing, it is EASY to prioritize everyone and everyTHING else before yourself. And we’re here t…
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So you’ve been listening to our podcast for awhile now. It’s actually been so long that you’re afraid to ask… what the heck IS Mom guilt?! It’s that pit in your stomach you get when you’re headed for a weekend away with your girlfriends and feel like you need to meal prep for your entire family so they don’t starve to death while you’re gone (that’…
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Oh that precious moment when you welcome your daughter into the world. It’s full of so many emotions: joy, love, and excitement about all the bows you can put in her hair (if that’s your thing). But then there’s the inevitable and uninvited comment from a family member or sometimes the random stranger in the grocery store: “What a sweet little bund…
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Unpopular opinion: Sometimes, the gifts we get on Mother’s Day are more work than they’re worth. Mother’s Day is right around the corner. That’s right people - gear up for breakfast in bed and the crumbs/spilled orange juice you’ll probably have to clean up for yourself after you eat it. Sometimes the gifts we get are well intentioned but… miss the…
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Anyone else feel like they’re drowning in stuff?! If you’re constantly tripping over toys and books and wondering “Why do I have so many rubber spatulas?” we are with you. Today we have the decluttering expert, Deanna Yates, on the show and she’s giving us all the tips on how to live with less so we can live our lives MORE. Deanna is the founder of…
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Let’s hear it for apple sauce pouches and a side of… guilt? We’re sure we don’t have to tell you that social media is PACKED with videos of Moms making some seriously deluxe meals for their kids from scratch, on the daily. Don’t even get us started on the Bentgo lunch box videos. While impressive, these videos can create a LOT of stress, worry, and…
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Picture this: You go to the gym in your free time (LOL) and see a very athletic human maxing out because it’s #LegDay. They’ve got a CRAZY amount of weight on their squat bar and yet they ask for more because, well, they think they can handle it. Now, imagine if all of that weight was to do lists, errands to run, events to get to, things to sign up…
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It’s become the most dreaded question at your child's annual checkup: how much screentime does your child get in a day? If you’re like us, you may have lied about it in the past to feel like you’re “not a bad Mom”. We’re here to tell you: not only are you not a bad Mom, but the pressures surrounding screentime for kids are RIDICULOUS. That’s right,…
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Raise your hand if you’ve got six kids! First, if you’ve got your hand in the air, give yourself a little high five…and even if you don’t have six kids, give yourself a high five because, MOMS! Secondly, you’ve got something in common with our guest today: Julie Cole. Not only is Julie the Mom of six kids ages 14 - 23, she’s also the co-founder of …
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Once upon a time we got a one-star review. It was about our Happy Mom Summit and we don’t want to talk about it…Except we do. No, we really, REALLY do. And here’s why: That one-star review unearthed a whole truckload of content to talk about with our therapists (and listeners). We’re talking all about our reaction to criticism and how being people …
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Some people say that running a home with children is like running a Fortune 100 Company… and those people are Moms. Too often the distribution of responsibilities at home falls primarily to Mom, regardless of if she stays home, works part-time, or works full-time. One thing is certain: when Mom handles all the things at home, she’s always working O…
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Let’s get serious! Well, we are always serious on this podcast, but we do love to throw in some fun and humor along the way! In this episode, we're diving into some weighty topics that often come up in our balance coaching program. These are the lies we tell ourselves, the lies that make us miserable. You know, the ones that say we can't do somethi…
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The Perfect Mom… LOL!!!! There is a LOT of pressure on Moms today. From the Insta-perfect stay at home Moms who make raising their seven children and making their sourdough loaf look easy breezy to the working Mamas who are hustling at all hours, we’ve had a whole lot of expectations added to our already full plates since the housewife days of the …
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MYTH BUSTERS! Mom Edition. Today, we’re tackling a particularly harmful Mom Myth: That the future success of your children depends on how much one-on-one time you, as a Mom, spend with them. Newsflash: THAT IS NOT TRUE. Yes, one-on-one time with your kids is amazing, don’t get us wrong, but sometimes, it’s literally not possible. Here’s what IS pos…
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Life moves FAST, especially with kids. Someone is always in need of a snack, a signature, homework help, and more snacks. It’s easy to get in a tizzy when you feel like you’re always going, going, going. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you just chilled the heck out? We’ve got Tami Hackbarth on the show today. She is a Life+Work Coac…
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You’ve heard about ‘first world problems’, but what about Modern Mom problems? Today, we’ve got Tara Clark joining us on the podcast. She’s the founder of Modern Mom Probs, host of the Modern Mom Probs podcast and author of the book by the same name. She helps moms find solutions for their modern mom problems, and is a speaker at our 2024 Happy Mom…
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Usher once said “Gotta let it burn”. Normally, we support Usher all the way, but when it comes to motherhood, letting it burn is a TERRIBLE idea. Understanding what burnout is, how to spot it, and what to do about it is our jam today. We’ll be discussing burnout in every realm and how the mental load of parenting, expectations placed on Moms, and l…
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Power to the kids! Unlock your child's potential by embracing the power of unschooling and nurturing autonomy from an early age! This week, we are chatting with Iris Chen about giving kids more power and the transformative journey from authoritarian parenting to unschooling. Iris shares her personal journey from tiger parenting to embracing unschoo…
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Tackle the Toxic! If you're tired of being told to smile through the chaos, join us on the No Guilt Mom Podcast for a refreshing take on toxic gratefulness that'll speak directly to your heart. In this episode, we are unpacking the taboo of Toxic Gratefulness in Motherhood. Join us as we explore the societal pressures placed on mothers to be consta…
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In this moment I was parked in a car & I sat for a while. I love to do this for my solitude & to see nature. I love the freedom of it to sit, and be calm with nothing around you bothering you. I have these moments alot. Now I turned them into Parked Thoughts. This Parked Thought is for women & our journey. I am grateful to share them with you as Go…
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Food is LIFE. Literally. Today we’ve got Dana Kay on the show. ​​She’s a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, two-time International best-selling author, and the CEO and founder of the ADHD Thrive Institute. She helps families find freedom from ADHD symptoms by using FOOD so that their children with ADHD can thrive at home, a…
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The world is made up of three people: those who are always early, those who are usually on time, and those who are chronically late. If you feel like you’re constantly telling your kids (or yourself) to HURRY UP! This episode is going to speak to your soul. We’re not here to tell you to buy a watch or set up reminders in your phone to help get your…
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To say we’re fired up for our guest on today’s episode is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Best known for her work as a musician and comedian, Farideh writes and performs comedic songs about motherhood and the mental load we all carry. From her viral hit “You’re Such a Good Dad” to songs like “Make a List” her work is SO relatable. We’ll be covering double stand…
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Heck yes we did! Today we are SO excited for our incredible guest - Gwenna Laithland from Momma Cusses. She’ll be bringing the realness (and the humor) and sharing all things pragmatic parenting. Gwenna is the genius behind Momma Cusses, CEO of Pleasant Peasant Media, host of the Childproof Podcast from Betches Media, & author of Momma Cusses: A Fi…
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Wear. Wash. Repeat. Ever feel like you’re stuck on the spin cycle of doing your family’s laundry? Doing laundry is an inevitable part of living - unless you can afford to buy new clothes every day (in which case, we’re jealous). But you know what’s not inevitable? That MOMS are the ones that have to do the laundry. Today we’re getting down and dirt…
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The Worry Wart. The Anxious Annie. The Nervous Nellie. Anyone else find themselves using these lighthearted nicknames to refer to their kids when they get worked up or worry about something that just seems like not that big of a deal? Parenting an anxious child can be challenging to say the least. Our guest on the show today, Regine Galanti, is goi…
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We’ve all heard it before: “this generation of young people is just SO entitled”. There’s no question about it - entitled behaviors are on the rise. But have we ever stopped to think about the way parenting plays a role in this? Today we are getting REAL and talking about the top entitlement-enabling parenting practices and how to banish entitlemen…
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Ever find yourself thinking “My kid’s definitely going to be talking about THAT interaction with a therapist in about 12 years”? SAME. I think we’ve all been there, and to be honest, it doesn’t feel great and at the same time - it feels unavoidable. Enter our parenting super hero and incredible guest on today’s episode: Dr. Aliza Pressman. Dr. Pres…
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Co-parenting Moms, UNITE! Today we’ve got an incredible guest on our show who is bringing the realness when it comes to co-parenting successfully for you, your co-parenter, and most importantly - your kids. Aurisha Smolarski is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with couples, co-parents, and individuals. She is also a …
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As a Mom, it is easy to lose your identity in the mire of the day to day stuff. Running errands, working full time, and managing the emotions of our kids (and partner… and ourselves?) can be totally exhausting. Can anyone else relate?! Today we’ve got Dr. Whitney Casares, MD on the show to talk all things success. She’s the author of Doing It All: …
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The presents have been opened, the cookies eaten, the lights unplugged, and the quiet of the post holiday season is setting in. If you’re struggling with a little bit of a holiday hangover, we’re here to help! We’ve been all about surviving the holidays these last few episodes and today we’re taking a deep dive into all the feels that happen AFTER …
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