#17 The Mental LoadMama Now Conversations add
The mental load is the noticing, planning, doing, and decision-making that most of us carry with us on a regular basis. In this episode Lee Lee and Marie dive into why the mental load can feel like such a burden and how we each tackle the need to separate our “caring” with the “carrying” of the mental load. Oh, and we also discuss some ideas around decision fatigue!
#16 Division of Labor (in two parent households)Mama Now Conversations add
Lee Lee and I dive into a touchy - but important! - topic: The division of labor in a two-parent household. We share out personal (not super common) situations, and discuss what we have learned from having less-traditional gender roles for household duties. We also talk a bit about emotional work, the mental load, and more.
#15 Siblings and Intentional Parenting with Sarah MarquezMama Now Conversations add
Lee Lee and Marie each have two kids. So does our guest for this episode, Sarah from realsimplemama.com. Join us as we talk about the lessons we’ve learned from having two kids - and the lessons the kids have learned (or are learning) from each other.
#14 Frugal living as a tool for intentional parentingMama Now Conversations add
Being frugal, or having a budget is one of those things we are told we need to do as “grown-ups.” But being frugal and budgeting is also a tool for helping us living and parent intentionally. Lee Lee and Marie talk about frugal living and intentional parenting lessons that have come from their own growth around money.
#13 What art and creativity teaches us about parenting (with Christy JohnsonMama Now Conversations add
Artist, entrepreneur and mom of two, Christy Johnson joins us to talk about what art and creativity can teach us about parenting.
#12 Real talk about depression, anxiety, and mental healthMama Now Conversations add
Lee Lee discusses her very real journey with clinical depression and anxiety, while Marie and Lee Lee both muse about the way motherhood can shift our perspective on mental health, self-care, and personal resiliance.
#11 Leaning into motherhood with homesteader Tessa ChittleMama Now Conversations add
#11: Leaning into motherhood with homesteader Tessa Chittle
#10 Choice and purpose - in parenting and in life with homesteader Tessa Chittle (Part1)Mama Now Conversations add
#10 The power of choice and purpose - in parenting and in life with homesteader Tessa Chittle (Part1)
#9 Finding Ourself in Motherhood with Sarah BachelderMama Now Conversations add
A open, vulnerable conversation about mothering through intensity (with a child that has lukemina) and how we find ourselves through motherhood, not despite it.
"As a mom, I haven’t really lost myself, but instead have discovered who I am and what I am capable of"
"When you dig deep and allow that discovery to happy you really find your true self”
#7: Motherhood and Creativity with poet Kate KearnsMama Now Conversations add
How do you make creative space as a parent, especially when that creative space requires some time alone in your own head?
#6 Being an Artist and MomMama Now Conversations add
Though this episode is short & sweet, Lee Lee and Marie grapple with some very thought-provoking questions, including:
- Is mother vs. artist a "False Dichotomy"?
- In modern society, we often "choose" to become parents--does that mean we can't feel resentful?
- Do the early years of parenting sap our creative energy...or does the messiness of motherhood actually drive us to be more creative?
# 5 Systems for Intentional Living (and Parenting)Mama Now Conversations add
What does it mean to as we are constantly “becoming” mom? How can we use systems not just for survival but also for thriving as a mom? (And also, some of Marie's thoughts on why so many of us are in survival mode)
#4 Making Motherhood Visible with Courtney WyckoffMama Now Conversations add
In this epsiode we were THRILLED to chat with Mommastrong Founder Courtney Wyckoff. We have a real conversation about what it means to make motherhood visible, and building communities of moms in our overly individualistic society.
“I want to be in a position where the difficulty of motherhood is normal and expected and is also supported” - Courtney Wyckoff
#3 MariesShameSpiralMama Now Conversations add
Are we supposed to control who our children turn out to be? What demands do others put on us . . . and do we put on ourselves? An honest discussion about a parenting talk, a shame spiral, and a few lightbulb moments.
“If I’m really honest with myself, I have to say I’d have more alignment with my partner and be a more intentional parent if I put less intentional energy into my work. But I’m not willing to make that trade off right now.”
#2 Setting Life Priorities with Leslie FordeMama Now Conversations add
In this episode we talk to creator of the "Mom's Hierarchy of Needs" Leslie Forde about priority setting, intentional living, and finding peace even with a diaster of a dining table.