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**This week's episode is a replay of my second ever released episode!** I wanted to replay my International Women's Day episode from last March as I think it's one of the best & most important episodes ever! In celebration of International Women's Day, Jessica dives into what makes women so awesome, some stories of amazing women through history, wo…
 
Join me in this weeks' episode where my guest, Kristin Cary, shares her journey of finding out she was pregnant and then 16 weeks into her pregnancy, discovering that her then-husband was addicted to pornography and had cheated on her. I am so grateful that Kristin came on the show to share her story of betrayal, healing, growth and resilience. Kri…
 
Join me in this weeks' episode where my guests, Sara and Misasha from the Dear White Women podcast, share their journeys of raising biracial children and the differences in raising white-presenting kids versus black-presenting kids. Sara is a life coach and works in positive psychology and well-being. Sara is 1/2 Japanese 1/2 white and is raising 2…
 
Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Robin Legat, shares her journey of how roller derby was the catalyst to changing her whole life! Yes, you read that right - roller derby! Robin lives in California, is a fitness coach, gym owner, an athletic aging specialist as well as the host of the Seasoned Athlete Podcast. Robin and I chat about -w…
 
** Trigger Warning ** This episode discusses the topic of suicide. Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Tessa Stuckey, shares her journey into motherhood, having 4 kids in less than 4 years, and what sparked her to write a book on our youth's mental health. Tessa is a mom of 4 boys, a licensed therapist, author, wife and lives in Houston,…
 
Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Cayla Ranice, shares what it's like being a woman who does not want children nor wants to get married. Listen as Cayla talks about why she doesn't want to have kids or get married, common misconceptions and reactions towards women who don't want kids and the societal pressures put on women around marri…
 
**Trigger Warning** This episode discusses domestic violence. Join me in this week's episode where my guest, Angela Accomando, shares her journey through domestic violence and how she turned her life story into one of healing, self-love and a passion for changing laws. Angela is an advocate for domestic violence, transformational coach for female e…
 
Welcome to 2021 badass moms! I am so excited about 2021 as there are SO many amazing episodes coming your way. Today's episode is all about the secret to happiness....sounds amazing, right?! I have badass mom, Naphtali Roberts, on the show! Naphtali is a creative success coach, licensed marriage & family therapist, mom to 3 kids, and wife to a crea…
 
2020 was one helluva year. It was good. It was bad. It was fun. It was stressful. It really was everything packed into 1 year! Today's episode is a recap of my 2020! Everything from Esmé, to my business, the podcast, becoming an author, 5 years with Emmanuel, my social media break and more. Buckle up and put your headphones in to hear what 2020 bro…
 
Welcome to the Christmas Eve Eve episode with badass, weird mom Chelsie Washington! Chelsie lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and her son, Wade, who is 4. Chelsie is an academic advisor as well as a podcaster! She is the host of the Weird Mom Podcast. On today's episode, Chelsie and I chat about: Identity as people and mothers How did Chelsie…
 
Welcome to a VERY special Christmas episode with the lovely Amanda Gurman. You may remember Amanda from episode 12 where she shared her journey into motherhood & the postpartum rage she experienced. If you haven't heard that episode, pop back over there to listen! Since then, Amanda has started her own podcast called Honest as a Mother! Amanda and …
 
Today's episode features badass mom Eva Klein. Eva is married & has 3 kids: 9, 7 and 20 months. Eva is also a certified infant & child sleep consultant and the owner of My Sleeping Baby. Eva's mission is to help exhausted parents get their little ones sleeping so the whole family is well-rested. In today's episode we chat about: - proper sleep proc…
 
Did you envision motherhood one way and it somehow has turned out quite different than you expected? Yeah, me too! In this episode, I compare what I thought motherhood was going to be like, who I was going to be as a mom and how it actually all turned out. Put your headphones in and get ready to hear all about: - how pre-pregnancy & pregnancy are a…
 
Today's episode is all about those unplanned pregnancies! The reality is there is a lot of stigma and shame around unplanned pregnancies and I just want to open the dialogue on this topic while helping moms with some helpful tips if they are going through an unplanned pregnancy. Some topics we will cover today are: - how we found out we were pregna…
 
Today's episode features badass mom Cachet Prescott. Cachet thrives on helping others move from where they are to where they want to be by helping them shift their thoughts, perspectives, habits, words and actions. On her podcast, All Things (Un)learned, Cachet focuses on helping others use unlearning as a powerful tool for personal growth and tran…
 
When I was 24 I decided to enter a bikini fitness competition! Are you ready to hear all about my journey?! Check here for a quick overview of what I chat about: - why did I want to compete? - what my training schedule and food intake looked like - binge eating & how I punished myself - our New York trip - the last month of prep - the last week of …
 
Welcome back badass moms! Today's episode features badass mom Jessica Temple. Jessica is a wife to her amazing husband and a mom to two little boys, Benji (4) and Alex (2). Jessica is on the show today to share her journey of raising two special needs boys. Benji has autism, ADHD & sensory processing disorder and Alex had a perinatal stroke. We are…
 
Hey badass moms! Ok, so you might be wondering if we are doing a math lesson today but don't worry, I am not qualified to teach math in any regard! So....what's with the title of the episode? Well, today's episode is a rant. There are (once again) things I am noticing in the motherhood community and I feel the need to speak up about them: mom shami…
 
Today's episode features badass mom Brit McQuarrie. Brit holds a special place in my heart as she is my life coach and part of the reason the Badass Moms Club podcast exists in the first place! Brit & got connected back in January when I was feeling lost in my life and I am SO grateful that she was there to help me through finding my voice and peac…
 
Hey hey hey badass moms! Welcome back for another amazing episode. Today's episode features badass mom Jenny Elliott. Jenny is mom to Cameron (2.5 years old), married to her husband for 7 years, and she works in a Fortune 500 company in the Accounting & Finance department. Jenny is passionate about traveling and is the host of the Career Mom Podcas…
 
Today's episode features badass mom Keikilani, but she goes by Lani. Lani is a mom of 6 kids (3 biological and 3 adopted) and has been married for 14 years. Aside from being a badass mom, Lani is also a strategy and clarity coach for moms who are building their own business. Lani and I discuss SO many amazing things today that include: - the decisi…
 
Welcome back badass moms! I am SO excited to be back on the podcast with you. Season 1 was absolutely incredible and I cannot wait to share all the amazing guests & solo episodes I have lined up for this season. To kick things off, I have the very handsome Emmanuel back on the show today as we are chatting about our first year of parenthood. For th…
 
Buckle up badass moms because this is the LAST guest episode of Season 1 and it's awe-maze-ing (seriously though, it's everything I would ever want to say...said by an amazing woman!). Today's episode features badass mom Kayla McCaul. Kayla lives in Portland, Oregon with her two daughters (8 & 4 years old) and husband. Her and her husband have been…
 
Today's episode features badass mom Punam Saxena. Punam has a Masters Degree in Education and is a mother to four kids who are 4.5 years apart and are now grown-up. While the kids were growing up, Punam was a stay-at-home mom and she volunteered in the kids' school. After the kids grew up and went off to college, Punam launched a podcast called edu…
 
Trigger Warning: This episode contains conversations on sensitive topics such as abuse, infidelity & miscarriage. Today's episode features a badass mom who has requested to stay anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the conversation. Even though this mom wants to stay anonymous, this conversation is amazing nonetheless and you will quickly learn…
 
This episode actually has no advice on whether you should send your kids back to school or do distanced learning. Why is that? Because the only person/people who know what is best for you & your family or what your options are is you and your family. Not me. Not your neighbour. Not your mom. Not the school board. You & your family. I know this deci…
 
I'm a bit nervous to talk about this but I feel like it needs to be discussed so it can be normalized. As someone who consumes marijuana, I feel like there is still so much stigma around it and those who consume it. In today’s episode I want to talk about: 1. Marijuana; 2. Why people consume it; 3. What types of people consume it; and 4. How there …
 
Hey mama - you are not alone! I know motherhood can feel & be REALLY lonely at many points. I know we can feel like we're the only one's going through what we're going through. But let me tell you - you are not alone, you really are not. So many moms are going through what you're going through. So many moms feel the same way as you do. Some many mo…
 
I am so excited about today's episode as I have two wonderful guests on the show, Brenda and Kristi, who go by the hilarious yet awesome name "Disorderly Blondes". Brenda lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She is a wife to Lawrence and a mother to Dylan (17) and Oliver (11). Dylan is on the autism spectrum and Oliver has a genetic duplication. Brend…
 
Today's episode is a little different than our usual Simple Saturday's and that's because I need to hold myself accountable. I talk a lot about doing the things that make us feel fulfilled, fill our cup and make us happy so that we can, in return, be better & more present moms. I am here today to tell you that I have not being doing those things. I…
 
Today's episode is one for the books as I have dad, Gareth Nock, on the show. Gareth is quite an incredible man but he isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Gareth is originally from the UK but now lives in Toronto. Gareth works in the fitness industry, is a podcaster and is also a husband and dad to his cute three year old. Today's episode is full o…
 
Hey mama! Are you and your partner feeling a little bit (or a lot) disconnected lately? Or maybe you two are doing great but you want to connect more. Either way - I hear you! Today's episode is all about connecting more with your partner in an easy way. Enter...The 5 Love Languages. The 5 Love Languages is a book written by Gary Chapman. Chapman e…
 
Welcome back badass moms! I am so excited to have you here for this gold-nugget, super juicy, amazing episode with the lovely Tamra Andress. Tamra is from Virginia Beach and she is a fellow passionista, mompreneur, host of the Fit in Faith podcast, a mom of 2 beautiful children and wife to her lucky husband of 8 years! In today's episode, Tamra and…
 
If you're anything like me, you may find yourself stuffing yourself into clothes that's a teeny tiny bit too small. We do this because we don't want to admit that we've gained weight, or we think that by buying a bigger size means we have somehow failed ourselves, or if we buy a bigger size we'll become comfy and not want to lose the weight we've p…
 
Let's be honest here - motherhood is not all rainbows and sunshine. There are aspects of it that are sad, maddening, heartbreaking and that I hate. That is why this week's episode is 20 things I hate about motherhood. My hopes in sharing these things is that you will feel a little less shitty for hating aspects of your motherhood journey too. We al…
 
Apparently a lot of you really want to know how E & I met and started dating because this episode comes highly requested! Well, wait no further as this episode will go through how we met, the 1.5 year journey from meeting to dating, the ups and downs along the way, the reservations we had about dating and how E officially asked me out. To cap the e…
 
O the struggles of being a parent...you're the mom, you're the authority figure, you're the one responsible for these small humans but getting them to listen to you is a full-time job! Getting our kids to listen to us can be such a power struggle. It can result in the kids throwing tantrums, ignoring us, or blatantly doing exactly what we told them…
 
Join me on today's episode where guest, Alesia Galati, tells her full story (for the very first time!) of growing up in a cult with her mom and siblings. Alesia and I chat about how they ended up in the cult, what the cult was like, things that took place there, how she managed to leave, life after the cult and her healing process. This episode is …
 
Releasing your mom guilt is actually a lot easier than you think! Before we dive into my top strategy for this, it's important to know that there are two types of mom guilt: 1. The first type of mom guilt is valid guilt. This is informative & constructive as its signals to us that we're behaving in a way that is out of alignment with our values or …
 
Today's episode is a meditation / breathe work activity This activity is really beneficial for slowing your heart rate down, reducing stress, allowing you take 10 minutes to yourself and beyond that, will have you feeling a little bit more calm and empowered in yourself. Pop this episode on when you're feeling anxious, emotional, overtired, angry, …
 
Today's episode dives deep into the taboo topic of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. I share my journey of breastfeeding, pumping & ultimately formula feeding. I talk about the impact of breastfeeding and pumping on my mental health, why I switched to formula & the overall effects of making the transition. Lastly, I talk about my biggest tip for r…
 
I have chatted a few times on my IG about the 10-minute clean and every time I do, someone messages me to say they tried it and liked it! So, in this episode I am going to share the secrets to my 10-minute clean (which make it sound WAY cooler than it really is). Let me preface this by saying this is just what works for me and it’s super simple! No…
 
This special Father's Day episode features none other than Emmanuel. If you're new around here, Emmanuel is my boyfriend and the father of Esmé. We dive into his thoughts & feelings when we found out we were pregnant, what it was like for him during the labour & delivery of Esmé, triumphs and challenges he has faced along the way and the importance…
 
Before we even begin, I want to note that this episode is geared towards white parents with white children. Yes, a lot of what is said can be applied to other races & mixed races but those conversations will also look/sound differently as there would be conversations around being on the receiving end of racism & all that it encompasses (i.e. system…
 
These past few weeks have been heavy on the world but also very eye-opening. As news surfaced about the killing of George Floyd by cops in Minneapolis, a white woman wrongly calling the police on Christian Cooper in New York, Breonna Taylor and David McAtee being fatally shot by cops in Louisville, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet being killed by cops i…
 
This is one of the most commonly used phrases in the motherhood world: "I don't have time for myself". I'm here to tell you (as many times as necessary) that this doesn't have to be your reality but what we do need to do is accept that we are in control of our own lives and we have to become very on what it is we want our lives to look like. From t…
 
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