Season 1

April 1, 2021

EP1- What they don't tell you about breastfeeding...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) So, you go to all the pregnancy classes and breastfeeding classes and you think you're ready to go...and then the day comes that you are being sent to an infectious disease specialist and they're talking about …

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Aug. 5, 2020

EP46- Happy Birthday Pumping Podcast: Follow Up…

I cannot believe that an entire year has flown by. Starting this podcast has been such a joy for me and has given me more than I ever thought possible. Thank you to YOU, my listeners, followers, subscribers and supporters. …

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July 29, 2020

EP45- Functional fertility, the root cause…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week we hear a story of infertility that was turned into power by mama, Sarah Clark. After being diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at age 28, she turned to donor eggs to have her two …

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July 22, 2020

EP44- I love you, but that was traumatic...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) A mama of two, whose daughter was born right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mallory Grantz shares her challenging first birth story and the joy of postpartum during a pandemic. Mallory is a friend …

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July 15, 2020

EP43- Lactation: healthy mamas, healthy babies...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Certified Lactation Counselor, Jada Glover brings us through her lifestyle change that benefitted her breastfeeding journey. She started off her journey with pain and multiple challenges getting her son to feed, but she is still breastfeeding …

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July 8, 2020

EP42- Becoming...finding YOU in motherhood…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Tamra Andress is the mama of one inquisitive girl and one vivacious boy. She is an entrepreneur, a coach, an ordained minister, a podcast host and so much more! She is a breath of fresh air …

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July 1, 2020

EP41- A military mom...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) July 1st...what a memorable few months we’ve been through! Thinking through this week, as we approach July 4th, Independence Day, and not knowing what kind of celebrations we’ll be having this year… I wanted to celebrate …

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June 17, 2020

EP40- C-section, the unwritten birth plan...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week’s episode is a conversation about C-sections, something that doesn’t seem to be discussed. After realizing that very few moms even talk about having a c-section, never-mind going into detail about the challenges around them …

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June 10, 2020

EP39- Stop raising kids, start raising adults...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) A discussion with Deana and Kira, two moms from Raising Adults Podcast, about how to focus on raising adults- future focused parenting. A long view of parenting where you focus on the values and character traits …

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May 27, 2020

EP38- You have superhero skills...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Having her first child at just 19 years old, this week’s guest, Sabrina Ben Salmi from London, discusses the raising of her 5 children and how it transformed her for the better. She came from a …

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May 20, 2020

EP37- Kids eat in color with Jennifer...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) In this episode, I sit down with Jennifer Anderson, a mama of 2 boys and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After many failed attempts to get her sons to eat that broccoli, she decided to start @KidsEatinColor, …

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May 13, 2020

EP36- Tiny home living with 4...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) It was such a joy to sit down with a dear friend, whom I’ve babysat for quite a bit, just 3 weeks after her second daughter was born. Kate talks about the differences in pregnancy and …

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May 6, 2020

EP35- Postpartum banned from the Oscars...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week, I have a very candid chat with actress and mama, Laura Gilreath, who is the mama that was featured in the recent Frida Mom commercial that went viral because it was banned from being …

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April 29, 2020

EP34- The Dad Experience, a joint episode...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week, I worked on something a little different… In this episode, you’ll hear a joint episode with me and another podcast host, Adam Busuttil from The Dad Experience Podcast! We sit down and chat about …

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April 22, 2020

EP33- If prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) For the fourth episode in my Mini Meditation and Wellness Series, I am bringing you another meditation from a mama that I promise will bring you some strength, help you hear your heart and connect you …

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April 15, 2020

EP32- Faith, spirituality & grace at a time we need it most...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) For the third episode in my Mini Meditation and Wellness Series, I chatted with one of my best mama friends, Erin Adams, for a conversation around faith and spirituality. No matter what your beliefs, we wanted …

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April 8, 2020

EP31- No shame mommies, you're doing enough...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) For the second episode in my Mini Meditation and Wellness Series, I wanted to bring you a conversation with a mama who is “mostly under control.” Melanie O'Reilly-Rogers is a twin mom of 4 kids, with …

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April 1, 2020

EP30- A moment of stillness, a meditation for you…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) ➡️Mamas, I have decided to start a Mini Meditation and Wellness Series for you during this time of uncertainty. For the next few weeks, you will be able to tune in for meditations, spirituality and health …

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March 25, 2020

EP29- Let's chat money, mamas...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Dan and Kay Ockey entered marriage with $20,000 in debt and managed to pull themselves out along with adding to their ROTH, a down payment, health savings and more in just a year and a half …

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March 18, 2020

EP28- From premie to prolapse, a not so fairytale motherhood...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) After performing as a Patriots cheerleader and then starting her own fitness studio, this mama Angela (Ando) Hawthorne decided to start a family. While she had thought of motherhood as somewhat of a fairytale experience, she …

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March 4, 2020

EP27- Two Mama Drama...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This episode, I sit down with 2 Mamas- Katie and Christina Bailey. They take us through their challenging journey of Reciprocal IVF, with both of their daughters, Kennedy and Charlotte. These travel loving mamas share their …

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Feb. 19, 2020

EP26- Nap-trapped mama, by choice...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) How do you leave a career that was everything to you? Dance- it was the love of your life and it was taken away. Listen to how my guest this week, Nova found a new purpose …

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Feb. 5, 2020

EP25- An extra chromosome of joy & a family of 7…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Cassie Allred never intended to have a house full of 5 children, but it is the biggest blessing. With the news of her fourth, came that her baby would have Down Syndrome. This was an anxiety …

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Jan. 22, 2020

EP24- Corporate by day, Mama always...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) My guest this week is The Office Doula, as she calls herself on Instagram, Molly Smith. Molly is a mama with a job in Corporate America, who explains how she juggles both lives: the 9-5pm Career …

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Jan. 15, 2020

EP23- Illustrating Mom Life with Grace…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) An Internal Medicine Physician, Cartoonist and wonderful Mom... my guest this week, Grace Farris, talks about how she started to use her cartoon drawings to illustrate her experiences of motherhood. Something that started off as a …

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Jan. 8, 2020

EP22- 2020 Your Best Self...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) 2020...MAMA’s we are in a NEW DECADE, NEW YEAR, FRESH START! My guest Amanda Butler is the perfect mama to kick off our year, inspiring us to “step into our own power and stop playing small.” …

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Dec. 18, 2019

EP21- Lactation, Fed is Best…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Sandra, The Mama Coach, sits down with me to talk about everything lactation! After struggling with pumping and breastfeeding herself and being a Registered Nurse, she decided to help other mamas out there with ALL things …

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Dec. 11, 2019

EP20- Your Host, a Mama in Training...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Celebrating Episode 20 with a "Conversation with Jess"- Your Host! I wanted to take an opportunity to fully introduce myself and tell my story. While I'm not yet a mama, I'm a mama in training- I …

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Dec. 4, 2019

EP19- Infertility; You are not alone…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) After a long battle with infertility, my next guest, Bre Chud wrote a powerful book called The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants. Check it out here on Amazon: This mama was determined and her patience …

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Nov. 20, 2019

EP18- The VBAC Link- "My mind and body are strong"...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) If you are a mama who is considering a VBAC or have always been curious how to navigate a VBAC, I have the mamas for YOU! My guests, Julie Francom & Meagan Heaton are doulas and …

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Nov. 13, 2019

EP17- You are your own POWER...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) My guest this week, Corey Teresi, is the most relatable mom I have seen on Instagram. She is a Fit Mama that shows you how to do fitness the mama way! She is a fitness trainer …

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Nov. 6, 2019

EP16- Laurel Pearl...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week, a friend from high school, Leah Bares, shares her family’s battle with Neuroblastoma. This mama’s strength and grace is like nothing you’ve ever heard. While this episode is not an easy one to hear, …

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Oct. 30, 2019

EP15- FOSTERING a life of love…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week, we dive into the world of foster care with a special mama with a huge heart, Ashley Baker. After having one biological child and experiencing kidney failure, this warrior went through a kidney transplant …

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Oct. 23, 2019

EP14- Mamas in Academia…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) This week, I am bringing you a party of 3 mamas! Three professors from the University of Central Florida sit down to talk about what it’s like being a mama in Academia. The privileges they are …

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Oct. 16, 2019

EP13- PART 1: Finding the beauty in the chaos…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) *This Episode has 2 Parts* My guest, Kayla Zuidersma, a Certified Labour & Postpartum Doula, as well as a Birth Photographer, discusses her extremely long 38 hour labor with her first child. After having gone through …

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Oct. 16, 2019

EP13- PART 2: Finding the beauty in the chaos…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) *This Episode has 2 Parts* My guest, Kayla Zuidersma, a Certified Labour & Postpartum Doula, as well as a Birth Photographer, discusses her extremely long 38 hour labor with her first child. After having gone through …

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Oct. 9, 2019

EP12- Becoming a mama before Broadway…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) From the Broadway Company of Hamilton, Liz Racanelli is a mama who found that becoming a mom made her grow not only as a person, but as a performer. Like many actors, this mama didn’t “make …

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Oct. 2, 2019

EP11- Being a motherless mother…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) At just 11 years old, one of my best friends, basically my sister, lost her mother to a brain tumor. It flipped all of our worlds upside down and left Sarah and her little brother, motherless. …

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Sept. 25, 2019

EP10- Loss and overcoming birth complications...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Today’s guest, Paige Koupal, brings us through her journey of 3 extremely different birthing experiences. From the first normal and quick birth to laboring for 24 hours and an induction with a c-section for the second …

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Sept. 18, 2019

EP9- Happy Days, Rested Nights...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) In this episode, I get a chance to speak with Samantha Day, a mother of two, lover of country line dance, a behavior specialist and a certified sleep consultant. No matter what your method of sleep …

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Sept. 11, 2019

EP8- Life is messy, but that's what makes it beautiful...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) September is NICU Awareness month and I found such a fun mom to share her experience in the NICU. Even though it took an entire decade to start a family, this hilarious mom and her husband …

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Sept. 7, 2019

EP7- BONUS EPISODE! Hypnobabies with Kerry Tuschhoff

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) MAMA’S...I am so excited to bring you a special bonus episode with the Founder and Director of Hypnobabies, Kerry Tuschhoff. It is a method of Hypnotic Childbirth with real, medical-grade somnambulistic hypnosis techniques that create an …

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Sept. 4, 2019

EP6- Actor mama on the road…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) If you are an actor who has always wanted a family, but don't know how or if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional actor and a mom- this is the episode for …

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Aug. 29, 2019

EP5- HELLP-less...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Imagine you are 30 weeks pregnant, have had an uneventful pregnancy, but then start to experience the normal “being pregnant” symptoms all at once and to an unbearable level. After heading into your doctors office to …

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Aug. 22, 2019

EP4- A couple of DADS...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) Here at Mamas in Training, I want to showcase how every family is different, every child is special, every mom is a hero and every Dad can have the same wishes as a mom. If you …

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Aug. 15, 2019

EP3- The sh** that nobody tells you...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) These days, we use so many filters on our life. This episode pulls back the curtain, deletes the filters and talks about the nitty gritty side of being a mama. My guest, Ashley, talks all about …

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Aug. 8, 2019

EP2- When everything seems to fail, but becoming a mama is a necessit…

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast) My guest, Kimberly Much, tells a heart-wrenching story of perseverance and strength. Nothing was going to stop her from becoming a mama and I mean nothing! She and her husband have been through it all and …

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