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Super Mamás

Paulina and Bricia Lopez

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Top-rated podcast, hosted by sisters Paulina and Bricia Lopez. Super Mamas is a judgment-free space where new, expecting and experienced mothers come together to learn from one another. Laugh and cry along with the Super Mamas every week as they share stories with friends, experts and each other. Welcome to the Super Mamas Sisterhood! New episode every Tuesday. Featured on Oprah Daily, Parents Latina, Girlboss, Univision, Telemundo and NPR
 
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We love a good vacation this time of year! This week’s guest is Airbnb super host, Tori Bolt. We have previously mentioned why we love renting homes while on vacation versus staying in hotels and after our conversation with Tori, we know we’ll be adventuring in rental homes for more vacations to come. Tori explains how she and her husband created B…
 
To say we fan-girled over this week’s guest is an understatement! We interview Marcela Valladolid - chef, television personality, designer, author, businesswoman and ultimate super mama - and she took us to church. She talks about growing up in Tijuana, MX, her book writing process, personal growth, health, and her beautiful family. If you follow M…
 
TW: This episode discusses the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Almost two weeks ago, 17 students and 2 teachers lost their lives in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. During this podcast episode, we have a conversation about our feelings that day and the days following. We are heart broken for the city of Uvalde, but also in awe of the people wh…
 
Who knew that becoming a mom is so much like running a business? Only our friend, Ellen Marie Bennett. She’s a new mom, founder of the brand Hedley & Bennett, and an incredibly accomplished woman who has changed the culinary industry. She talks about her birth story (including her 40 hour labor!), why it’s necessary for both parents to be a part of…
 
A few weeks ago, we let you know that Bricia was out for the week due to a minor surgery. In this episode, she tells the story behind her nose surgery and why she needed to correct it. After a nose job as a teen and years of terrible breathing problems afterwards, Bricia decided a few years ago to finally get the problem fixed. The story of her sur…
 
Whoa, talk about a real GIRL POWER episode! This week we interview not just one, but TWO incredible super mamas: Rea Ann Silva, creator & founder of Beautyblender and her daughter, Erica Dickerson, Global Beauty Director of Beautyblender and podcast host of Good Moms, Bad Choices. The two have worked together basically since the conception of Beaut…
 
We’re getting so close to summer, we can almost taste it! And speaking of tasting, this week’s guest is an expert at wanderlust flavors. We interview Adrienne Borlongan, co-founder of Wanderlust Creamery, an artisanal ice cream shop in Los Angeles. She creates all of the flavors, just opened their sixth store location and still has time to be a bos…
 
School is almost out for summer and we can feel our children getting more excited as each school week ends! But even though it feels like things have gone back to normal with fewer masks, warmer weather and summer vacation plans of travel & family outings, it doesn’t mean that COVID-19 has left us for good. In honor of Children’s Day and in partner…
 
These ladies are putting our sister relationship to shame! In this episode we interview twin sisters, Sarah & Boo Simms, owners of Lady & Larder. You can thank them for being one of the forces that started the charcuterie board trend that’s all over social media right now! Sarah & Boo are big on family and they talk to us about how they balance the…
 
It’s Financial Literacy Month! We always have money on our minds and in this episode, Jully-Alma Taveras sits down with us for yet another chat on how money is power. This time we chat about how to have the money talk with your partner. From shared accounts, personal savings or even tackling debt, Jully gives us advice on how to have these conversa…
 
It feels like life is starting to get back to normal! This episode is a classic catch-up session between the sisters. With travel, birthdays and kid’s activities, it’s been a minute since they have been home and able to chat. Bricia is still spending her weekends going to baseball and Joshua Tree, but Paulina was finally able to catch her breath at…
 
One of our greatest amigas, Patty Rodriguez, is back for a new episode! If you’re Angelenos like we are, you know that she just made a major move, leaving KIIS FM after over 15 years as a producer. Now she’s ready to grow in other ventures and she’s starting with helping her community. Patty talks to us about equity crowd funding for her company, L…
 
As mothers, let’s be honest - after the past two years, we are burnt out. In this episode Dr. Veronica Eyo, LCSW, talks about how we can learn to repair the relationships we have with our partners, kids and even ourselves, after what was a dark period for many of us. We lost a lot of time connecting with our partner because we were focusing on our …
 
Shining a spotlight on community resources is something we love, and today’s episode features one of our favorite organizations. This week we interview Jessika Ahlberg, program director at My Safe Harbor in Anaheim, California. This organization focuses on empowering mothers and strengthening families through education programs and community get to…
 
Good days and bad days are normal and this vent session will remind you that we all go through it. First, Paulina starts with the story of how she lost her toenail. We’ll give you fair warning: if you’re squeamish, you might want to skip to minute 12 of our episode. And that’s not all that happened! Then Bricia talks about her latest cookbook and t…
 
The time has come… for the dreaded puberty talk! Our guest Dr. Marni Sommer, professor at Columbia University and co-author of “A Girl's Guide to Puberty and Periods” sits down to share how parents shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk to their kids about growing up. She explains the secret to talking to your daughters about their bodily changes is by b…
 
This week we interview Dina Samson, restauranteur and co-founder of RE:Her. The non-profit started as a covid-era support group for women owned restaurants like Guelaguetza & Dina’s Rossoblu and Superfine Pizza, and now continues to support & encourage women in the hospitality industry and the communities they serve. Dina also runs us through how s…
 
Tired of gifting the same toys to kids? Our guest this week is super papá, Elian Savodivker, CEO and founder of Nabu. His startup helps parents find amazing experiences like summer camps, museums, and sporting events which then family and friends can contribute as much as they want making the perfect birthday or holiday gift. He also talks about ru…
 
This week’s guest is comedian, Aida Rodriguez. She’s the first latina with an hour long comedy special on HBOMax and after this interview, we know exactly why she deserves it. From being “unhoused” to shooting her special during a hurricane, Aida talks about why we need to lift up Latinx creators, why we don’t always have to be victims but can be v…
 
Surprise! We’re back after a much needed break. No, we weren’t fighting. We needed to let the podcast take a backseat while we focused on ourselves, our families and especially our mental health. We felt we needed to recharge because 2021 was more difficult than 2020 in a sense - we were dealing with the aftermath of the beginning of the decade. Bu…
 
We have a Latina television icon on the show! We interview actress & writer, Sonia Manzano, AKA Maria from Sesame Street. This super mama has over 40 years experience bringing quality television to children & families on Sesame Street, and now she’s helping teach even more heartfelt lessons through her new PBS show, Alma’s Way. Together we talk abo…
 
We’re back from a long hiatus! We recorded this episode earlier this month but mom/work life has gotten the best of us so we’re publishing now, a few weeks later. The end of the year always gets busy for us whether it's work, milestone birthdays, holidays and even Paulina’s eye. We are so excited to get back to recording and we promise more new epi…
 
Breathing is something we do naturally, without giving it a thought, but what happens when you breath on purpose, when you do it properly? According to Ana Lilia a certified breath work coach, teacher and healer, it can literally change your life. Ana Lilia specializes in managing anxiety, unique stress, fears and overwhelm amidst world affairs and…
 
This week we have a venting Session with the Super Mamás, Paulina got a phone call from school saying one of her daughters got into a fight at school and immediately the Mom Guilt kicked in, Is it my fault? Am I doing something wrong? Am I a bad mom? When our kids do something considered bad, we immediately start blaming ourselves as parents, but i…
 
This week is all about feeling good inside and out! We got to chat with the amazing Dani Solorio, a renowned herbalist, Certified Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Compton Health Bar, a Holistic wellness space in Compton California. Dani's mission to bring Good to the Hood has become a movement that gives people in the community more access to …
 
Karla Martínez de Salas is a twin mama and Editor in Chief of Vogue MX & Vogue Latin America. We talk about her journey in fashion, traveling the world and working at different magazines before landing in Mexico City, where she now works at Vogue. Karla is changing the industry by featuring people of different skin tones, backgrounds, body shapes a…
 
How is summer break almost over?! This week we're catching up with each other since our kids have been so busy at summer camp, which they’ve loved. We talk about the friendships they made during camp and new skills - like singing, piano lessons and skateboarding - they’re picking up & thriving in. By the way, did you know it takes 10k hours to mast…
 
We all know that when we eat good food we feel good, but what does that have to do with our mind? Gastroenterologist, UCLA professor & author Dr. Emeran Mayer has had a career long interest in the brain-gut connection and this week he tells us about the complex signals that go from your brain to your gut when we eat. We also talk about fasting, the…
 
This week we interview Kristine Rodriguez, founder & CEO of GRL Collective, a lifestyle brand for grls that give a f*ck. This badass chick, with her activist mind and empathetic heart, created GRL Collective to give back, represent communities of color, and do whatever it takes to protect our planet for the future generations. She talks about going…
 
Talk about a parallel universe! We interview two mamas who are not just sisters but also business partners & restaurant owners! Lisa De Bono and Jenny Briones are owners & operators of local McDonald’s restaurants and this week we bond over the ins & outs of running a family business and the blessings & boundaries that come with working with family…
 
Another super mama alumnus is back on the show this week - Rosie Rivera! She's an entrepreneur, podcast host and recently released a new book, “God Is Your Defender” that we’re adding to our collection ASAP. We talk about learning to let go and put our faith & trust in God, and also about recognizing when it’s time work on ourselves. Rosie’s streng…
 
Surprise! It’s been a minute since we’ve had a bonus episode! We have an incredible interview with boss lady & super mama, Eva Longoria! She stars in the new movie, “Boss Baby: Family Business” and she talks about her mom life, letting kids be creative and how she used her super mama experience to help her get into character for her role. Plus we r…
 
This summer is already shaping up to be a busy one! Paulina is back from camping and she’s sharing all the tips, the items that made the difference and what she should have left behind. Also huge thank you to everyone who messaged us their camping gear recommendations! Between days at the restaurant, shuttling kids to summer camp and going on trips…
 
Summer is here and we ready to play! We interview Jessica Rolph, cofounder & CEO of Lovevery, a stage-based play product company. Jessica first began her entrepreneurial journey with her company, Happy Family, before moving over to the play space & Lovevery, where she has continued to expand her love of child development. We talk about the power of…
 
Is it more money, more problems or less money, more problems? This week we interview a podcast alumni, Beatriz Acevedo. Her latest startup SUMA Wealth was founded with the vision of closing the Latinx wealth gap by providing financial education via content, fintech tools, and digital experiences, all in a highly engaging wealth-building digital pla…
 
Another super mamas alumni is back for interview! This week we interview Grace Bastidas, Editor in chief of Parents Latina and Ser Padres. She tells us about her latest project as host of the podcast That New Mom Life, where she speaks with postpartum experts and real parents about the ups & downs of parenting (which we know all about). She reminds…
 
We’ve on a bit of a hiatus this month and in today’s episode, we explain why. Our family restaurant, Guelaguetza, has been extremely busy as covid restrictions begin to lift. We’re getting back to our roots and putting in work at the restaurant as servers, bussers, bar backs - wherever we need an extra hand. We also took some time off for ourselves…
 
We love when you submit questions and ask us for advice, so this week’s entire episode is dedicated to answering what you’ve sent in. We talk about a lot - relationships with our in laws, choosing schools for our kids, sleep routines and even new rules according to millennials. If you’ve ever wanted advice from us or wanted to ask something about u…
 
As an international advocate for children with Down syndrome, Eliana Tardio & her two kids have taken social media by storm, showing followers that people with Down syndrome are normal people too. She talks about her personal journey to understand her children’s needs, how she created a career by advocating for them and what we can do to help other…
 
Being a story teller is a true talent and children’s author, Meg Medina, is sharing her gift with us. We talk about how Meg’s stories are inspired by the memories & traditions she created & learned in her own family, how to tap into our inner child to unleash creativity and why we need Latinx voices in the book world. Plus she shares about her new …
 
We’ve been talking nonstop about Netflix’s new show, Waffles + Mochi and this week we interview one of the stars of the show, Waffles aka Michelle Zamora. Her captivating energy will jump through your speakers as she drops serious innovative gems about how her parents encouraged her creativity from a young age. She also talks about her company Viva…
 
We have survived a year of coronavirus and the pandemic, but how do we really feel about what has happened? This week we bring back therapist and grief specialist Dr. Joanne Koegl. We cover everything from her personal loss due to covid to identifying survivor’s guilt and Paulina’s own guilt from surviving the disease last year. This was not an eas…
 
Are you ready for a sister update? We’re ready to spill the tea! Bricia tells us about her first trip post-covid vaccine and while she had some anxiety getting to her destination, she is really thankful she was able to getaway. Paulina is talking about her new healthy habits and becoming the bulgaro lady. We also talk about Eddie’s second birthday …
 
This week we talk to Jessica Gonzalez, owner of Happy Organics, a wellness & apiary company. When her father was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, her family suggested cannabis to help with pain relief. After a ton of research, the company was born. Jessica talks about the basics of cannabis, the difference between CBD & THC and the CBD products she’s…
 
We LOVE to talk about sex! But really, as taboo as it is in the Latinx community, we need talk about sexual wellness. This week we talk to Cindy Luquin, founder of Howl at the Womb. We talk about why she created her business, plus we touch on fertility awareness, unprotected sex, basal body thermometers and so much more. These topics can be uncomfo…
 
The world may be getting ready to reopen again, but are our kids ready for in-person school after a year of virtual learning? We speak with therapist Dr. Maritza Mikolich about anxiety issues our children might be facing when going back to post-pandemic life. We talk about behavioral signs to look for and how to listen and validate their feelings. …
 
Is someone in your family getting ready to apply to college? This week we interview Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, founder of DREAMers Roadmap. This free mobile app provides resources and helps undocumented students find scholarship opportunities for college. Sarahi talks to us about her own journey as an undocumented student, the inspiration behind cr…
 
Who else has missed our catch up sessions? This week is a little profound talk between sisters. Not only are we imagining what post-pandemic life with vacations, going back to school, eating in restaurants and birthday parties, but we’re also getting deep into our feelings. We’re exploring buried emotions and acknowledging that growth from our chil…
 
One of our fave financial gurus, Ramona Ortega, is back on the show for more money talk. A few weeks ago there was drama in the stock market and we realized that some people probably had no idea what was happening. We reached out to Ramona to get to the bottom of the Game Stop drama as well as learn the basics of investing, financial strategizing a…
 
Are you feeling the love this week? Ahead of Valentines Day, we brought back previous guest, Samara Fabrick, a couples therapist who talks to us about relationships during the pandemic. So many of us are facing issues with our partners like never before and Samara is breaking down the pros & cons to our newly realized problems. She is sharing ways …
 
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