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Mother's Day should be everyday, well not exactly, but mothers shouldn't have to wait for one day to be celebrated for all they do as moms. Too often we wait for others to come along, give us a pat on the back and say, "you're doing a great job." But in reality, we know our worth, we know how much we put into raising and nurturing our children, and…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has added an extra layer of uncertainty and everything around us is telling us to fight through it by teaching us different coping skills. Many of us have been dealing with stress, worry, and anxiety, yet we have worked hard to cope and manage through it. While we are unable to control the outcomes that have transpired due …
 
They say April Showers bring May Flowers! And showers, baby showers that is, are what Alana and Xia discuss in this episode. Are you a mom-to-be? Then this episode will help you decide how to choose a host, build your registry, and more. And for those who trying to decide what to do about baby shower plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the momf…
 
In this episode, Alana and Xia interview Tamishio Hawkins, mom of 13-year-old kid entrepreneur, Tamia Hawkins. Tamia is the CEO of Mia's Treats Delight, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. Some parents not only have a regular 9-5 job while raising their kids, but they also spend time assisting their children's business ventures. Parents of ki…
 
As moms we each arrived at parenthood through various ways; some of us planned to the day when we would begin trying to start a family, while others were met with a surprise conception and baby. Either way, we became first time parents and from there it was history. But what happens when you begin thinking it's time to expand your family? How do yo…
 
Many parents have been charged with the task of working from home while also homeschooling their children during this time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist parents with this task, Alana and Xia interview Chanel Smith, former teacher, mother of three, philanthropist, and wife to retired NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith, to discuss crea…
 
In episode 46, Alana and Xia discuss how they handling social distancing and share some of fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has taken many of us out of our comfort zone and created a lot of uncertainty. Because of the uncertainty, many states and countries are encouraging and mandating, social distancing. With social distancing com…
 
In episode 45, Real Moms Too interview mother and fellow podcaster, Shakisha Morgan, Estate Planning Attorney with the Griffin Firm PLLC in Washington, D.C. Shakisha discusses the importance of having a Will, Trust, and/or an Estate Plan. Shakisha drops so many gems throughout the entire episode whether you are riding solo dolo, a new parent, or a …
 
The ultimate goal of the "most wonderful time of the year," is to enjoy it, but with the holiday season also comes all sorts of festivities. From holiday parties, Christmas shopping, meal prepping, preparing for Winter Break for their school-aged kiddos, and more there is a ton of activities taking place. All of these tasks and events can feel dema…
 
Co-host Alana has been a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) for the last two years, and now she and her husband have decided it is time for her to re-enter the workforce. In episode 31, Alana shares some of her reservations about working again, while also helping to encourage other SAHMs who may be considering returning to work. Co-host Xia also shares her pe…
 
It's been almost a year of Real Moms Too podcast and it is time for Alana and Xia to end the show with the season finale. In this episode they discuss their favorite episodes from the season, some challenges they faced as new podcasters, and what they look forward to in the future. They hope their listeners can appreciate that Real Moms Too in orde…
 
In this episode, Real Moms Too interview Sandra Guerra-Lizarraga, a 40-year-old Latina mother from Peru, who shares how she overcame unicornuate uterus, a uterine abnormality. Unicornuate uterus, is a birth defect in which the uterus is developed abnormally, often functioning with just one fallopian tube. A woman with unicornuate uterus can experie…
 
In episode 20, Real Moms Too hosts discuss all things summer. The school year has come to an end for most children across the United States, which means summer break has officially begun. For a lot of moms, summer break can bring about daunting tasks -- balancing work and kids schedules, making adjustments to the grocery budget to feed the kiddos d…
 
With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Alana and Xia discuss Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (PPD). Although Alana and Xia are not doctors, they wanted to discuss how PPD affected them throughout motherhood. PPD looks different for moms so Alana shares what her triggers were, signs mothers and partners should be aware of, and some steps sh…
 
There's no how-to-guide on what to expect when you're done expecting. After the baby is born our bodies change tremendously and often times we don't feel sexy, we're exhausted, and frankly, we're just not in the mood to have sex! In episode 18, Alana and Xia get real personal about how their sex lives changed after they had kids. They get real abou…
 
This week's episode focuses on three hot topics Alana and Xia have come across via social media. The topics: buying designer fashion for your baby, cameras in your kid's room, and a beautiful yet controversial picture of a father painting his daughter's toe nails. Real Moms Too shares their opinion on each of the topics with a few jokes, opposing v…
 
According to BabyCenter, parents spend an average of $500 on their baby's first birthday party. And with it being April, that means Xia's daughter's 2nd birthday is around the corner and Xia is feeling the stress of planning her daughter's celebration. Planning a birthday can be fun, but as you will soon hear, it can also be very stressful. In this…
 
Do I have to designate someone to be my child's godparent? How do I even consider who should or should not be my child's godparent? These are questions you may or may not have had! Or maybe you just want to know, WHAT IS A GODPARENT? Alana and Xia delve into the topic; learning about what a godparent is, how to choose one, and leaving listeners wit…
 
When it comes to babies, one of the most rewarding yet challenging moments is deciding what to name your baby. They will have this name for the rest of their lives, so choosing the name and the spelling can be quite the task. Alana and Xia talk about how they chose their children's name and the unnecessary drama that may come with it. They discuss …
 
Some millennial moms are choosing to become Stay-At-Home-Moms (SAHM), and no this is not to be confused with the traditional homemaker. You may be wondering why that is?! 90% of moms that choose to stay at home list flexibility as the number one reason. While Xia is no longer a SAHM, she stayed home with her daughter for the first 18 months of her …
 
All around the United States parents of soon-to-be 4-year-olds and rising 5-year-olds are preparing for school! Yes, it is the time of year when school registration occurs. For first-time parents of soon-to-be school-aged children, this process can be a little stressful! But do not fret, Real Moms Too has you covered! Alana and Xia interview Porsch…
 
Valentine's Day is all about L-O-V-E! Typically when people think about Valentine's Day they think of showing love or being loved by someone else. In this episode, Real Moms Too remind moms the importance of loving yourself! The ladies share some fun things to do with your significant other, tips on how to plan for date night, and they talk about G…
 
In this episode, Alana and Xia reflect on 2018 and Alana discusses her birthing story. Xia talks about how 2018 was the year of Yes for her and encourages listeners to set new goals and create a theme for the New Year! Alana shares her birthing story - focusing on her third and last delivery of her daughter Azora! She discusses what worked for her,…
 
In this episode, Alana and Xia recap their Thanksgiving holiday and some surprising events that took place. Now that Alana is a stay at home she talks about how Christmas will be different for her family this year. Although this time of year can be fun and exciting, often times it brings a lot of stress. Alana and Xia provide tips on how to make su…
 
Episode 7 of Real Moms Too is all about Thanksgiving! From traveling with kids to unsolicited advice from your opinionated family, Alana and Xia tell it ALL! They talk about what to pack and some key tips on keeping your kids busy during long road trips and flights. They also talk about FOOD! What's Thanksgiving without the food? Xia gives Alana ad…
 
Most people have heard of the infamous term, the Helicopter Parent, but did you know there was a whole list of parenting styles including a new term, the Lawnmower Parent? Don't get us wrong, everyone parents differently! What works for you may not work for others; whether you fall into a category or not, some parenting styles just do not fit you. …
 
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