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Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Ashley & Nathan Logsdon

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Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.
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Our lives have seasons, and it's time for a hiatus from the podcast and a focus on family as we welcome many new shifts this summer. Join us for our last podcast for a while where we leave you with some questions to ponder and to determine what season you are in, and what might be time to pull back from as you give more elsewhere.…
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Are you seeking a plan to create a life you truly love and don't want to escape from? Do you want to dive deep into the essence of what you provide for your family and develop the tools to cultivate a flourishing life? Join us in this episode where we discuss group coaching and the 7-week Flourishing Life Blueprint I'm launching in June. We'll cove…
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Love without ownership - can you love someone and let go of the outcome? In this episode, we discuss the concept of love without ownership and recognizing the impact of our actions on others. When it comes to navigating relationships with people or animals, we talk about the importance of the abundance mentality and letting go. What, truly, is comp…
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I get asked this question a lot as a relationships coach who specializes in helping people understand their personality styles. And the answer isn't a simple yes or no. It's a lesson in self-awareness and evolution, and this week Nathan and I dig into my mentor's blog post on the "The Lifecycles of Strength" and the many stages we go through as we …
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In this episode, Nathan and I dive deep into exploring the balance between knowing what you like and being open to what's working for you. We share our perspectives on the delicate dance of embracing our likes while also being open to new opportunities for growth and connection. What happens when we get stuck in our ways, and how can we navigate th…
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I was 34 years old and at my wit's end with a 3, 6, and 9-year-old, trying to navigate juggling work and motherhood at the same time. I wrote a blog post then, and, looking back at it now, my heart goes out to that mama I was 8 years ago! So I updated the blog post and asked Nathan to come on and do an episode now, in hindsight, about working from …
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Back in 2018, I wrote a blog post about my perspective on learning together as a family that transcends all educational models and is simply a lifestyle approach. Today, we reflect back on how much this model of "Functional Education" has served us well over the years, and break down the acronym of "FUNCTION" to dig into what it really looks like. …
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If you haven't ever discussed what "home" looks and feels like to you, how will you know when you're there? We spend a lot of time in business looking at things like a vision statement, team meetings, and showing up in our best light. Yet how often do we give this same intention at home? We dive into our foundational post on "family vision" that we…
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In today's episode, we're diving into the three steps of "showing up" in your relationships - whether it's with your partner, your kids, your family, or your friends. Are you willing to embrace who you are right now, to own your past, and realize it doesn't have to dictate your future? We explore the first step - "looking inward" - and discuss the …
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Join us in Episode 335 as Nathan and I delve into the power of setting intentions and our word of the year for 2024. We explore the shift from traditional goal setting to focusing on the feelings we want to achieve and the people we want to become. We go over our words and intentions from the past decade with true examples of how it's impacted our …
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This week we dig into a listener question - how do you navigate judging others - especially when you see poor parenting decisions being made that affect the kids? We hit on 3 tools to help you navigate judgment and shift the focus to the ripple effect of your impact as we share about the lasting legacy inspired by my father's and my favorite quote.…
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In our latest episode of Mama Says Namaste, my husband Nathan and I open up about navigating life's unexpected seasons as a family, and the impact of a recent family diagnosis. We share how we find strength and solace during difficult times, along with the importance of family connections in facing challenges head-on. Here are a few teasers about w…
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If the holiday season feels like overwhelm, stress and obligation, this is the episode for you. Yes, so often you can do so much more when you simplify and focus on what your true desires are for this season. We share some tips on how to get the most out of the holidays while recognizing this time is just an amplification of the crazy that can hit …
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In this episode of Mama Says Namaste, Nathan and I dive deep into understanding personality styles and the perfect gifts for each one. Do you struggle with striking the right chord with your gift-giving? We lay out gifts for every personality style, and some creative and out-of-the-box ideas. Plus, we keep in mind the impact - on the people AND the…
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Nathan and I dive deep into the power of emotional currency beyond financial wealth. We discuss our experiences with finding purpose and worth outside of traditional roles, the challenges of being a stay-at-home parent, and the importance of perspective shifts in overcoming feeling stuck. We answer listener questions about being a stay-at-home pare…
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This is the first of a new series I'd love to get rolling, called "Two Questions (2Q): You Ask, We Answer". I kicked this off with a little help from AI, and we addressed two questions on the podcast this week: How can we create a structured and supportive learning environment for our children outside of traditional schooling? What strategies can w…
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This week on Mama Says Namaste, we're diving deep into the seemingly invisible load of managing a home. I was inspired by another Instagram post on the topic of chores and children. Based on Sam Kelly World's post, we discuss the concept of "notice and do," where we're empowering our children to take ownership of their responsibilities without reso…
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In a world filled with constant busyness and overwhelm, it can be easy to overlook the importance of rest and relaxation. However, here's the thing - rest is not just about taking a vacation or sitting on the couch all day. It's about intentional and purposeful self-care in all areas of our lives. From my inspiration by an Instagram post, we dig de…
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Hello, and welcome to Mama Says Namaste! I'm Ashley Logsdon, your co-host and the founder of this podcast. Today, Nathan and I are diving deep into the topic of gender roles and relationships at home. In this episode, we open up about our own experiences and how our roles within our relationship have evolved over time. We share our initial expectat…
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Join us on today's episode of Mama Says Namaste as I, Ashley, dive deep into the powerful concept of fierce conversations. Inspired by Susan Scott's thought-provoking book, Fierce Conversations, Nathan and I discuss how these principles can revolutionize our relationships at home. We break down the importance of honest and clear communication, both…
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How trustworthy is your home? Yes, your whole home. Not just the kids...how about you? Are your children guilty until proven innocent? Are you micromanaging or fearful for their safety? Time to tune in. This week we cover 3 tips for fostering trust with your children, and it's not all on them. Hear some of our personal stories as well as ideas to b…
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Welcome to Mama Says Namaste, the podcast where we dive into the messy realities of family life and explore ways to find clarity and connection amidst the chaos! In today's episode, Nathan and I share a personal story that sparked a powerful realization about embracing our imperfections and moving forward with self-acceptance. Join us as we discuss…
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Nope, we're not talking about being grounded to our rooms as punishment - there is a whole other world of grounding that isn't a punishment at all - it's the most rewarding gift you can give yourself, actually! This week we're looking at the concept of grounding - and not just grounding physically. We address the mind, body, and soul of grounding, …
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Welcome back to another episode of Mama Says Namaste! In today's episode, we're diving into four valuable tips that are sure to bring success and joy to your family life. As parents, we often find ourselves focusing solely on the distant horizon of retirement, but what about the here and now? Is it possible to find fulfillment and happiness in the …
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Welcome back to Mama Says Namaste! In today's episode, we're diving into the world of co-parenting. We've received a listener question from Willow about how to feel supported by your partner and co-parent in a way that shows up as a unified front. Last week, we tackled the first part of her question and explored the importance of supporting each ot…
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When it comes to your most intimate relationship, there is more to distinguish it from others than simply in the bedroom. How intentional are you about supporting one another? Have you considered a mind, body, and soul approach? This week Nathan and I dig into tips for mind, body and soul connections with our partners, along with that as-always rem…
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Yes, in our home, our kids learned very quickly that one of my favorite reminders is, 'Every action has a consequence." And those can be both positive and negative! We can get intentional about reaping what we sow, and it's our charge as parents to help equip our kids with the tools to navigate their own personal responsibility. Here are six tips f…
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Yes, it can feel scary when your child is a late reader, or just continues to resist reading when you just know it's such an important part of their learning! I was an avid bookworm who started reading early and thrived on books, so it was pretty hard for me when all three of my children lacked my same enthusiasm. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Ell…
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Have you ever heard of the 54321 exercise to engage the senses? It's a great way to reset and find appreciation even amidst the craziness around us. We always have control of what we want to focus on - and we've found with more intention so often comes more gratitude. Join Juliet and me this week as we go through a quick exercise you can do alone a…
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This week I have financial therapist Celia Roberts Hughes on to share what this even means. I've known Celia since I was 14, and it's been fascinating seeing her uncover this whole new world of financial therapy. We talk about getting to the root of our relationship with money, what "life math" is, and why we say to NOT think about money first when…
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Is your home loud and chaotic? That's not necessarily a bad thing. There is a time for lots of noise and fun! However, learning how to bring more awareness and quiet in your home can allow for the bandwidth to recharge and recover, truly making your home a sanctuary. In this episode, we share the lessons learned from our "Quiet Experiment" when our…
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7,650 days - that's the number of days you have your child before they turn 18 and are considered a legal adult...whether they are ready for it or not. Instead of "flipping the switch" to adulthood, look at it more as the turning of a dial - that will continue to go up a notch with every life lesson and experience we have. Nathan and I talk about o…
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I'm back with a guest, and a lot of talk about those teenage years! Nellie Harden is a wife, mother, family life and leadership writer, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping parents raise the next generation with a strong foundation of worth, esteem, and confidence. Her own journey of lacking these qualities when she left home led her…
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I'm back with my 10-year-old daughter Juliet to talk about facing fears and taking action. We've both faced our fair share of fears, like debating on scuba diving and auditioning for a performance. But we've also learned a lot about how to overcome our fears. Jules wanted to share her top 5 tips for facing her fears, and I can't wait for you to hea…
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Want to hear the 10 steps to awaken your financial genius? Each is a superpower I definitely believe you need to truly be "wealthy". This week on the podcast Nathan and I dig into our review of the book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki, and lay out these 10 steps and how to apply them not only in your business - but your overall family and l…
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Rules - are they too extreme, or necessary in a home? This week we share an acronym of RULES that addresses the parameters to make a home thrive. We like to call them guardrails - and everyone is a part of making them - not just the parents. This isn't about authoritarian parenting. How is your whole family accountable to working together so your h…
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The Hero's Journey involves stepping stones that aren't always easy...or even intended. Yet our growth opportunities can take us to another level. This week my guest is 10-year-old Juliet, and she asks some powerful questions on how to move forward and not get stuck in the process. We delve into the concept of finding your ultimate goal or purpose …
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This episode was inspired by a social media thread that was shared titled, "8 Fights Worth Picking With Your Kids". While we aren't quite fans of picking fights with anyone, we agree with the 8 components he shared as a battleground worth standing on. So here is our take - shifting the fights to nudges, and calling out us as parents to model what w…
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I know how hard it can be to balance work and family time. Life gets messy, and we can get overwhelmed quickly. In this episode we share how we found solutions by prioritizing intentional family time, waking up early, and taking breaks to rejuvenate. We share about "big rocks" and grace for seasons, and ten key tips to make your day as fulfilling a…
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On this episode, we have repeat guests Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo, authors of the book Six Pillars of Intimacy: Conflict Resolution: The Secret to Breaking the Conflict Cycle in Your Marriage. They share insights into navigating conflicts between spouses and breaking negative cycles. We discussed the 5 stages in the conflict cycle, and how, even when…
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On this episode of Mama Says Namaste, we dive deep into the importance of physical touch in relationships. We know there is scientific evidence supporting the claim that physical connection improves patience and overall connection. We challenge listeners to examine their physical and sexual intimacy with their partner, noting how finding out what k…
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In this episode of Mama Says Namaste, we delve into the importance of play and fun in relationships. Our habits are formed during dating and can persist throughout our relationships, but it's important to create new ones to connect with each other. Breaking negative cycles and adding fun and discovery to your relationship can positively impact all …
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In this episode of Mama Says Namaste, the topic is all about relationships and learning how to deconstruct preconceived notions. Nathan and Ashley take us through a variety of examples, including insights from author Merrick Rosenberg on how to treat others in a way that brings out the best in them. Along the way, we see how pride can sometimes be …
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We've officially launched our 300th podcast episode! We've summarized some of the biggest lessons learned for relationships, and bring you six powerful lessons - for yourself, your most intimate relationship, parenting, and beyond. Be sure to go to MamaSaysNamaste.com/6-lessons-for-every-relationship to dig deeper into this episode and access the a…
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This week I bring back trauma healing practitioner Lenora Edwards, who I've had as a guest before on the podcast talking about speech therapy. We went a bit deeper into the healing she discovered during her "side hustle", and how baking, two root canals, and some YouTube videos sent her down a path of healing that has opened doors for a whole new w…
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We review the book, The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has A Personality Or Knows Someone Who Does by Merrick Rosenberg. We cover 7 essential principles we gleaned from the book. We highly recommend this book, not just for adults, but the whole family - with 22 little bird-focused parables, it's an easy and fun read and really helps…
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Ah, the language of empathy - how do you connect with others where you both feel heard and affirmed? How do you get what you want from others while not being forceful or manipulative? It's by meeting them where they are, and, as much as we can, being willing to step into their shoes and see from their perspective. It's learning to speak their langu…
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I'm back with my daughter Juliet as we share her list of the 4 pros and cons of travel. This was a fun one, as I had her write a list and then us do a podcast with me completely blind to what she wrote. So these are true pros and cons learned from a ten-year-old who has been traveling the states since she just turned 4. I love her perspective and h…
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As we dig into the "10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hitting the Road", we share how we were able to hit the road full-time in our RV, and, we address how these key questions are important for you to address for ANY new adventure you're about to embark on. Go through these questions and get clear on what you're ready to put a date on!…
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