Katelyn Denning is a full-time working mother of two, a wife and a life coach who mentors new moms just returning to work.
Having been a career driven professional for the better part of a decade before becoming a mom, Katelyn struggled with finding her identity and juggling it all when she returned to work after her first maternity leave.
Through counseling, coaching, research, support and plain old trial and error, Katelyn was finally able to hit her stride as a working mom and today, helps other new moms tackle mom guilt, be more present at work and at home and simplify their lives so they too can enjoy working motherhood. While her “me-time” doesn’t look the same as it did before kids, you can often find Katelyn squeezing in a quick workout, listening to audiobooks or enjoying the luxury that is a hot cup of coffee from her local coffee shop in Northside (Cincinnati).

Katelyn and I spoke about all kinds of things affecting new working moms (hello, guilt), but this episode has a ton of inspiration for moms in every situation!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

-How Katelyn got into the very specific niche of helping new moms transition back into work
-Ways that moms can get more support
-Why it’s important to choose to let some aspects of our lives go during this stage, and how morning those losses is okay.
-Guilt: the many places it can come from and some ways to get to the core of it
-What a coaching session with Katelyn might look like
-Some of the exercises that Katelyn uses with her clients
-How to decide if you could benefit more from a coach or a therapist
-Tips for transitions between work and home

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Katelyn’s Website:

 

 

 


Katelyn on Facebook
Katelyn on Instagram
Maternal Mental Health Checklist

The Mom Hour Podcast: http://lifelistened.com/category/mom-hour/
Joshua Becker:  https://www.becomingminimalist.com
Allie Casazza: http://alliecasazza.com

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Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on Today and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men’s Health, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University and received her PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.

I chat with her about her new book, Ignore It!, and how selectively looking the other way can not only relieve us from having to nag our children, but it also gives them the space to learn from their mistakes. This book was a game changer in my home, and hopefully it can help create a little more peace in your family as well.

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In this episode, you’ll hear:
-how Catherine came up with the premise of this book
-why “ignoring it” works
-behaviors you can ignore
-behaviors you can’t ignore
-specifics on how to selectively ignore
-a different take on timeouts
-how quickly you can expect to see behavioral changes
-why rewarding good behavior is important
-the difference between a reward and a bribe
-some specific scenario questions submitted from listeners
and more!!!

Catherine’s Website
Catherine on Twitter
Catherine on Facebook

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A fresh and upcoming voice reminding us of our shared humanity, Lola Wright was raised by hip-hop and has navigated domestic abuse, addiction, corporate success, and welfare.  Lola is the leader of a preeminent mindfulness-based community organization in Chicago.  A wife and mother of 4 children, she is a reminder of power, faith, trust and straight up determination.  Lola is a strong voice who reminds her listeners “Come on, we got this!”

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In this episode we talk about:

-Having a sense of self and knowing who you are
-Spiritual Bypassing
-Balancing our well-being with political action
-Being role models of compassion and connection for our children
-Curiosity as a bridge builder
-What Lola’s “Love Prayer” is
-Masculine and feminine energy in the political world
-Holy disrupters
-The energy of anger

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Lola on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Bodhi Spiritual Center
Bodhi on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

The Conscious Parenting Summit by BringIt! Home
Sister Giant

Marianne Williamson
The Young Turks
Lion’s Roar Article Anger
Enneagram

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I invited today’s guest on the show after seeing a picture on her Instagram feed that stopped me in my tracks:

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“The urge to diet is rooted in your oppression.”
Say what?! I HAD to know more! Listen in to hear Rachel talk (very convincingly) about why we should not be dieting, and instead listening to our bodies, and feeding our hungers!

Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

*Since one of the topics we will be covering today is eating disorders, I want to remind you that I’m not a doctor or therapist, and the opinions shared here are not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professionals.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

-how time and energy spent dieting is time and energy taken away from other parts of our lives
-the idea that the “ideal” body image is a construct of patriarchy
-our obsession with being “healthy” and it’s effects on our brain
-the current cultural ideal of beauty, and redefining what attractive is
-that the current narrow definition of women’s beauty creates an epidemic of women who are uncomfortable in their own skin
-how we tend to attract relationships with people who treat us with the same respect as we treat ourselves
-about the health at every size paradigm
-the importance of balancing physical, emotional and mental health
-about achieving health without losing weight
-what a “well-fed woman” is
-the connection between hungers away from the table and unhealthy relationships with food
-how intuitive eating can be seen as a form of activism
-how to open up space for more connection with people
-how to tell if you’re on a diet
-that no matter how long you’ve had a chaotic relationship with food, you can return to intuitive eating, because we are all born with it
-how paranoia around our kids’ sugar intake might be setting them up for an unhealthy relationship with food
-what to do if you find yourself rebounding after a long time of restricting

Links:

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Rachel on Instagram
Rachel on Facebook
Rachel on Twitter
Rachel on Pinterest

Mentioned on the show:
Brit Bravo: https://brittbravo.com
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women


Intuitive Eating: A Recovery Book For The Chronic Dieter; Rediscover The Pleasures Of Eating And Rebuild Your Body Image

National Eating Disorder Association

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Lindsay Dewald is a wife, the mother of two young girls and a small business owner in Cincinnati Ohio. She and her husband started The City Flea (a curated, urban flea market that runs monthly May-December) and are just about to wrap up their 6th year of business. Together they are passionate about their community, small business, Montessori education, and design. They just recently built a home in the historic neighborhood of Over-The-Rhine, where Lindsay spends her days making home and mothering. Today, you’ll hear Lindsay talk about how she got into the Montessori lifestyle, how her experience of mothering was turned upside down after the birth of her second child, as well as the joys and realities of city living.

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-what childhood was like for Lindsay
-how she knew she wanted to be a mother
-how she ended up going into Montessori teaching
-how her perspective of teaching changed once becoming a mother
-how her Montessori home is set up
-what surprised Lindsay most about motherhood
-how her business fits into being a mom
-how she’s grown since having children
-what life has been like since moving into their new downtown home
-her message to mothers everywhere

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Lindsay’s Blog: Our City House
Lindsay on Instagram
The City Flea
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ome of Lindsay’s favorite Instagram accounts:
@mamawatters
@thegraygang
@thegemmers
@heatherpalmeri
@erinloechner
@jesszwo

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