Finding Your Momtra Podcast show

Finding Your Momtra Podcast

Summary: This is the Finding Your Momtra Podcast! A place for a mom to explore your super mom strength and softness, mindful parenting, and to find support in your journey to becoming the most present mom you can be. If you’re looking for a place to learn about real self-care tune in weekly for conversations with moms just like you and tips and strategies for showing up as your best self. I’m your host, educator, mom, and lover of all things coconut, Karen Liebner.

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 Episode #89: Finding or Creating Work you Love with Janine Esbrand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:18

Are you suddenly on the job market? Are you looking to pivot your career? Today's episode was recorded months and months ago and shared at the first Momtra Summit in January. The advice is so timely in light of covid that I knew I had to share. Janine Esbrand, an executive coach, career strategist, TEDx speaker, lawyer, wife and mother of 2, walks us through the world of creating and finding work you're passionate about. It's easier than you may think... you just have to know where to look! And Janine lets us in on those secrets! Find Janine here:

 Episode #88: Your Kids Can Meditate (& you can too!) with Tejal Patel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:57

In today’s episode, Tejal Patel, a former divorce attorney turned meditation advocate for moms and kids, tells us about her journey from mediation to meditation. She gives concrete tips for getting started with meditation and mindfulness with even our youngest kiddos and even shares how to get a hesitant co-parent on board. If you’ve ever thought, “I can’t sit still for a meditation, how can I ask my toddler to do it?!”.. THIS episode is for you! Get to know Tejal: Grab your Calm the Chaos of Motherhood Guide here:

 Episode #87: Mindful "Stuff Management" with Cynthia Cummins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:56

Collecting "stuff" can be so easy especially with little ones around. The must have gadgets, the latest and greatest toy, a million little outfits.  But once that's all gathered- who ends up managing it all?  Mom, of course! If you're looking to declutter your space (and ultimately, your mind), this episode is for you! Cynthia Cummins, a San Francisco based realtor, gives us her best tips for raising kids who don't crave all the 'stuff' and mindfully managing what we choose to bring into our homes.  Follow Cynthia:

 Episode #86: Motivating Kids to Move with Brittany Allen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:59

If, like most of us, you and your family are stuck in front of screens all day between virtual school and remote work... this episode is for you! Brittany Allen is a mom, yoga instructor, and founder of Brittany Rose Wellness. She joined me to give us tangible tips for motivating our kids to step away from the screens and move their bodies! With these strategies, you'll have the whole family up and moving and shaking off the quarantine cobwebs in no time! Resources: Brittany Rose Wellness: Last day (5/18/20) to join us for the Master Your Mommy Mindset Challenge!

 Mini Episode #11: How are things happening FOR you | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:33

In today's miniepisode I talk about how to make a teeny mindset shift to give you a different perspective on whatever life is throwing at you. Whether it's quarantine or just a run of the mill toddler tantrum, changing your thoughts about a situation can do wonders for how you respond and ultimately, how the scene plays out. Resources: Join our FREE 5-day Master Your Mommy Mindset Challenge 5/18-5/22. Grab your Calm the Chaos of Motherhood Guide here:

 Episode #85: Good Moms have Bad Days with Eren Simpson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:54

I was honored to have mother and author, Eren Simpson join me for today's episode in which she talks about her book, Good Moms have Bad Days. Having fought through postpartum mood disorders and not finding the resources she wanted and needed, Eren set out to write the book herself. She shares her journey through motherhood and becoming an author and offers some tangible tips for moms who are now in those shoes. Resources: Join us for the 5-day Master your Mommy Mindset Challenge! If quarantine is getting the best of you, if you're not even sure who you are anymore, if boundaries have gotten beyond blurred...this challenge is for you! Join us here: If you'd like to enter the book giveaway, see my post about today's episode here: (Giveaway runs May 11-May 13, 2020. Winner will be announced May 14!)

 Mini Episode #10: What You Want Most | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:29

Handling toddler tantrums, teenage attitude, or other less-than-desirable kid behaviors can really test your patience and make you want to give in just to make it stop. I know! I've been there. I'm there at some point every day! In this mini episode, I share a quick strategy I use to help me remember to stand my ground and be firm in our rules and boundaries. Because the pay off for that is HUGE. Resources: Calm the Chaos of Motherhood Guide mentioned in the episode. A 4-part guide for the mom whose path has changed course, who wants to remember who she is and thrive in motherhood. Grab yours here:

 Episode #84: Calming the Chaos of Motherhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:23

Quarantine or not life can get chaotic..and quick! With mouths to feed, laundry to do, jobs, relationships.... there's more on the plate of the modern mother than ever before. But what if there was a way to calm that chaos? To tame the wild beast of raising a family and being true to YOU in the process? In this episode, I share the 4 things you should be focusing on to make that happen. This is your 'how to' make this motherhood thing do-able AND enjoyable. Ready to take this even further? Grab my Calm the Chaos Guide right here and really make this work for you and your family!

 Episode #83: Your Internal Spark for Living with Heart with Lynette Evans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:42

Are you currently experiencing a pivot in your career? Does the state of the world have you questioning what your true passion is? This session from the Momtra Summit back in January will give you the inspiration you need to follow your dreams. In this episode, I share my chat with Lynette Evans of the Mama Ladder. Lynette is both cofounder of the Mama Ladder as well as a health career professional specializing in the Heart Failure and Transplant field. Witnessing the transformation, both physical and emotional, of transplant patients, Lynette realized she was experiencing her own form of heart failure and began to dive into the idea of pursuing her passions and helping others do the same! Resources: Feel like your mom life could use a transformation as well? Check out my FREE Uplevel Your Motherhood Guide - a 4 part guide to help the mom whose path has changed course and wants to find herself again. Grab it here. Check out the Mama Ladder and

 Mini Episode #9: Connection: More Important Than Ever | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:31

Now more than ever we are CRAVING connection. Whether you're listening during quarantine or beyond, connections and relationships are the cornerstone of surviving parenting. They say it takes a village to raise a child... but I think it takes a village to raise a mom! In this episode, I share my thoughts on sustaining relationships (even during quarantine!), utilizing your network to help yourself thrive, and upping your communication game. Resources: Uplevel Your Motherhood Guide: a 4-part guide for the mom whose path has changed course. To help you remember who you are, live more authentically, and thrive in motherhood Get it here:

 Episode #82: Let's Get Honest About Resentment with Rachel Bailey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:54

Today, I speak with Rachel Bailey who has a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and after working as a psychotherapist, doing in home mentoring, and serving as an ADHD coach, she felt her calling was actually to support parents in their growth. Now as a parenting specialist and a host of the podcast Your Parenting Long Game she teaches parents that the 'long game' doesn't refer to it TAKING longer but that the results last longer. She helps families create change so that they have more positive than negative memories... which is 100% a mission I can get behind.  As soon as Rachel and I hopped on out call I knew we were kindred spirits. She is a mom of two as well and she came on to chat with me specifically about resentment but our conversation really expanded beyond that and she lead me to a discovery about overcoming resentment that REALLY changed the way I look at this concept... you'll hear in the episode the many benefits of working toward overcoming resentment - how to communicate more clearly, how to manage your own responses and reactions, getting clear on your values (something you KNOW i love!)... and one surprising benefit that I won't give away here but I know you'll love. It was a real ah ha moment for me.  Resources: Uplevel Your Motherhood Guide: a 4-part guide to being your authentic self in motherhood: From Rachel: How to get things done when the kids are home 24/7: How to stay calm as a parent:

 Mini Episode #8: More of Who You Are | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:08

Today's miniepisode is dedicated to how life in quarantine has the ability to show you what you're really made of. Are you using this a chance to practice your patience, stretch your abundance mindset, and look for creative solutions? Or are you falling into old habits of dwelling on the negatives and harping on all of your flaws? Now's your chance to strengthen one or the other- your choice! Resources: Uplevel Your Motherhood Guide: my 4-part guide to thriving, no matter what season of motherhood you're in!

 Episode #81: Get Your Priorities Straight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:10

In today's episode, I'm tackling a subject that's probably * right * in front of your face while in quarantine: Priorities. You gotta get 'em straight if you're going to feel any sense of peace or productivity during this crazy time! I share the quickest ways I know how to check in with yourself, get your priorities straight, and then ACT on them so that you can lay down at night feeling like today was a good day. Resources: Grab my Uplevel Your Motherhood Guide: a 4-part self-discovery download to help you thrive and live more authentically in your motherhood!

 Episode #80: 5 Expert Women Share Their WFH Hacks! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:21

This week I tapped into my network of amazing women to share with you a compilation of the best tips to make this work from home with kids ... actually...WORK.  Allison Carter, Janine Esbrand, Jennifer Zumbiel, the ladies from Workr Beeing (Drs. Patricia Grabarek and Katina Sawyer) and I give our tried and true hacks we're using during quarantine to continue to feel productive and present ...and not completely burned out.  We GOT THIS, mamas.  Resources: Still struggling to make take for yourself? Check out my Un-Morning Routine - it'll make getting ME time possible even during quarantine! Meet today's experts: Allison Carter: Janine Esbrand: Jennifer Zumbiel: Workr Beeing:

 Episode #79: Sleep Transitions with Missy Yandow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:25

Today's episode features Missy Yandow, a sleep coach and potty training consultant. Missy is an awesome and practical resource for all of these big life transitions we expect of our little ones. She shares amazing tips and invaluable info on her instagram and offers so much more if you sign up for her 1:1 services. In this episode, Missy and I discuss the tricky transition from crib to toddler bed.... something we are tackling really soon in this house! I thought this was an excellent time to release this episode since we're all stuck at home and might be trying to incorporate new routines or just use the extra time to educate ourselves for when the time comes!  Resources: Check out Missy on Instagram: Grab your Un-Morning Routine:


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