EPISODE 142: Natalia Koegen, #MomBoss Behind Sueño Shop

 

This week on the podcast we have our girl Natalia Koegen, founder of the Original Sueño blanket. Natalia started Sueño when her middle son, Jasper, was drawn to the colorful colors of the serape but could not take it to bed because it was too itchy. After not being able to find a company that had paired the serape with a backing, she decided to make it herself. 

Natalia is an entrepreneurial force of nature and during the interview she provides us with valuable advice that you can apply to your own business. We cover how Sueño got started, her strengths, her greatest business mistakes and how we all can’t do it alone. 

If you own a business or if you’re sitting on idea that you want to turn into a business, this episode is for you. Don’t wait for “the perfect time,” just do it.

We also catch up on Elizabeth and Paulina's eventful weekend. While Elizabeth was in Portland, Paulina and Krista embarked on a community service trip with Scooby-Doo and Generation On! If you're interested in getting involved click here.

For more information on Natalia and Sueño, check her out: 

website: www.suenoshop.com

Instagram: @sueno_shopᐧ

Facebook: /shopsueno

Pick or Tip of the Week 

Natalia is loving these two tech startups: Bolt, simple shipping with fast delivery & great rates and Indigo Fair, a platform that connects retailers with brands. If you're looking into wholesale, check this app out.

Paulina recommends Quickbooks online for small business. It's super easy to use and only $10/month.

Bricia gave her take on both SquareSpace and Shopify. While Squarespace is more user friendly, Shopify offers more plug-ins and has more detailed analytics. Depending on what you're looking for, each one has it's strengths and weaknesses. Definitely do some research.

Show Notes

Vía Raíz, Portland, Oregon & online store

Fashion Mamas

Our Scared Women

 

EPISODE 141: TRIBE & FRIENDSHIP WITH MOM LIFE YO!

 

Happy New Episode Tuesday, Super Mamás! Today on the show, we have the incredible dynamic duo from Dash Radio's Mom Life Yo, T Lopez & Breegan Jane. We cover A LOT of different topics with these ladies that you don’t want to miss. But first, Paulina and special co-host of the week, Elizabeth give us their weekend update. 

Bricia, Paulina, T and Breegan talk sex, pregnancy glow/blues, what both ladies are excited for this year, the unexpected way T & Bree became friends then creative partners. Their friendship is the perfect example of why we all need our mom tribe and a mommy best friend(s).

Be prepared to laugh and say, “this is mom life, yo"

T Lopez is an award-winning Latina recording artist, and TV host from Southern California. A former member of the music group Soluna, T Lopez has toured the world with Grammy artists Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony; she has also recorded with top artists T-Pain and Lil Wayne. Now a solo artist and mother of two little girls, T Lopez is serving up bilingual entertainment on the stage, television, big screen and behind the mic.

Breegan Jane is an interior designer, entrepreneur and creative influencer from Southern California. She styles exclusive elegance for top-tier residential and commercial developments and seemlessly transitions from kid snuggler to interior designer to DJ and music curator. She loves every moment of being a single mom to her two young boys and sharing their story along with child engagement tips on her blog.

You can listen to T & Breegan on Mom Life Yo every Wednesday at 1PM (PST), 4PM (EST) on DASH Radio.

Find T on Instagram as @officialtlopez and on her website officialtlopez.com

Find Breegan on Instagram as @breeganjane and on her blog breeganjaneblog.com

Pick or Tip of the Week

Breegan is all about day movie dates with her two sons, because sometimes the park isn't always a good idea. 

Instead of getting her two girls back into a sleeping schedule, T is opting for a movie instead. Hey, no judgement here! 

 

EPISODE 140: LIFE COACH WENDY AMARA

 

Let’s get 👏🏽 it 👏🏽 together 👏🏽

This week on the podcast, we have strategic life and business coach Wendy Amara on the show! We all want to become a better version of ourselves and what better way than with an expert, amiright? She has coached thousands of people over the past 12 years into achieving powerful goals. Her results-oriented, no holding back approach, opens up new possibilities and helps her clients stay accountable to producing extraordinary results.

One of Wendy’s strengths is teaching her clients how to manage that overwhelmed feeling, which Paulina related to a lot. She walks us through the process of how she helps her clients achieve measurable results with consistency and action. 

Wendy’s 3-step plan:

  1. Gain Clarity. Get 100% clear on what you REALLY want 
  2. She will create a map that will help you get from A to B, which will be specific to you
  3. Follow through with the map &  she will keep you accountable throughout the process

We also learn what tangible tools we can use to turn our anxiety into action:

  1. You have notice how you’re feeling and make a decision. It’s all about mindset! 
  2. Ask yourself what is it that you really want to feel or experience and replace the anxiety with that emotion. She suggests using her *remembering the moment* technique. How it works: You remember the last time you felt courageous, confident, etc. and get your mind to relieve that emotion again. You can chose to replace that anxiety with courage, confidence, etc. 
  3. When you wake up in the morning, start by asking yourself, “what are the things that are working in my favor?” Start counting the things that are happening FOR YOU.

Remember mamás, we are habit-forming machines so even if those negative thoughts are still there, things take time and work! Be consistent and stay with it.

You can find Wendy, here: 

www.WendyAmara.com

Contact: 818-395-2645

email: Wendy@wendyamara.com

wendyestevezamara@gmail.com

IG: @WendyAmara

Pick or Tip of the Week

Wendy is LOVING spending time with her friends. We all need some girl time to recharge and destress. Make plans with your girl friends for a fun night out! She is also offering a free 30-minute strategy session to our Super Mamás! Visit her at WendyAmara.com or call her directly at (818) 395-2645 and mention us.

Paulina is taking on a 21-day ‘happiness hygiene’ challenge. Every day for 2 minutes, she asks herself and her daughters what they are grateful for. She got the idea from Oprah’s interview with Shawn Achor, which you can listen to here

Reiki healing has found itself to Bricia. She’s very much in love with this and recommends it to everyone. Her healer of choice, Millana Snow

 

EPISODE 139: EDUCATION & PARENT INVOLVEMENT W/ ANALILIA SANCHEZ

 

Happy 3rd birthday to Eduardo! They grow up so fast 😫 This week on the podcast, Bricia shares how the entire family celebrated Eddie this past weekend and Paulina talks parent teacher conferences.

We also have a Super Mamás longtime listener and educational consultant, Analilia Sanchez on the show! Analilia reached out to us determined to shed light on how we as parents, specially latino parents, can get better involved in our children’s education. 

She gave so many great questions to ask during our child’s parent teacher conferences, such as:

  • Instead of asking, “como se porta mi hijo/hija?” in the beginning, ask that last 
  • Most importantly and across all subjects, “what is he/she not understanding”
  • In regards to reading, “Give me specific chapters in the book & how can I support that in the classroom?”
  • “What extra curricular activities does the school offer?”
  • & many more

As an educator and mom, Analilia gives us both perspectives on why we should be more involved. If we as moms push our teachers to work at their potential, then our children will benefit from our involvement. 

As Paulina and Bricia mentions, as immigrants, we view teachers are authorities but forget what our rights as parents are in the classroom. Analilia blew our minds in telling us that in any event where there is parent involvement, there should be a translator in the room.

We also discuss topics like ELAC, DLAC and Common Core that make us go from this...

... to this: 

We also realize (once again) how different Bricia and Paulina are when it comes to parent involvement in the classroom. While Paulina can be considered “that mom”, Bricia is also considered to be “that mom” for different reasons.

If you’re a working mom, don’t be ashamed to ask for help from a “more involvement” parent. As Analilia suggests, you can ask them to share the knowledge and/or you can demand that the school be more flexible for working parents and send out “minutes” in an email or through an app. The possibilities are endless! 

You can find Analilia's new blog, Amigas y Café here: http://www.amigasycafe.com/

Instagram: @AmigasCafe

Twitter: @AmigasyCafe

Pinterest: Amigas y Cafe

Pick or Tip of the Week

Analilia shares with us two awesome websites/apps with us. The first is Kahn Academy, which gives parents the tools to understand any problem that their child is learning and how to best help them. It covers ALL subjects and ALL grades, even test prep. It's super helpful. Also, the app Remind is great for communicating with the school. Whether you want instant updates from the school itself or if you want to communicate with the other parents in the classrooms, this app keeps school communication in one place. Analilia also remind us to take a moment during all the chaos and stop to absorb the positive that is happening. Stop & breathe. 

Paulina also recommends a communication app that she uses at her school, ClassDojo. It's kind of like an IG page for school. It connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing communities. 

Bricia's tip is to open up and share family stories with your child. As she says, "we ask so much of our children to open up to us that we forget to open up to our children, and that's how you build trust." Good point Bricia, good point. 

 

EPISODE 138: NOURISHING OUR BODY & SOUL W/ AGATHA ACHINDU

 

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we have the INCREDIBLE Agatha Achindu, founder of Yummy Spoonfuls and health advocate, to speak on the importance of nutrition and wellness. When this topic comes up, people automatically associate the terms with food and losing weight (🙋🏽‍♀️& we did too for a while) but we uncover that wellness is multi-dimensional.

“When you really find the inner joy that you love your body you start thinking about the things you put in it”- Agatha Achindu

During our conversation, we learn when and how Agatha found her passion, the risks she took to follow it and the times her faith was tested along the way. Trust us, Agatha is a game changer and nothing will stand in her way in spreading her message.

“It’s important as parents, especially us mothers [because we are the ones who really make the decisions at home] to help our children, to train them from day one to eat healthy so we can give them a legacy of wellness because we all know somebody who has some type of chronic illness that has to do with their lifestyle” - Agatha Achindu

We ask how we as moms can transfer these ideals to our children. As she says, studies have shown that it takes a child up to 99 tries for them to like a certain food - sending you and ourselves...

Agatha Achindu is the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby & Tots Food. A farm girl at heart, she was raised on her parents’ organic farm in Cameroon, West Africa. Her passion for sharing this deep knowledge of healthy food inspired her to leave a corporate IT career to change the way Americans feed their babies. Change agent and innovator, Agatha shook the grocery industry with a new approach to convenience food. Now she engages audiences worldwide as a panelist, keynote speaker, media personality, and writer. She regularly contributes to the Washington Post, and lectures graduate-level business classes at leading universities. Agatha encourages people to create a better world by living their dreams, and realizing their full potential.

Here are a couple resources she mentions during her interview:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food Policy Action

For more information and yummy(spoonfuls) & recipes, visit Agatha here: 

@AgathaAchindu Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook

@YummySpoonfuls  Instagram/Twitter/Facebook

www.agathaachindu.com 

www.yummyspoonfuls.com 

Pick or Tip of the Week

Agatha is asking every mom to help another parent who doesn’t have food to feed their kid to reach out and help. As she says, you don't need to make millions to make a difference. 

She also shares with us her 5 healthy back-to-school grocery shopping tips

Also! Look out for Yummy Spoonfuls later this year; they are coming out with food for kids who are up to 5 years old. *heart eyes*

Paulina tip is to be consistent when it comes to introducing healthy food into your kid's diet. 

Bricia shares her how she uses the Notes App on her iPhone for her Master Grocery List. She takes inventory of her pantry & fridge and categorizes them by the layout of the grocery store with checkmarks on the side with the prices, like this:

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EPISODE 137: SUPER MAMÁS HOTLINE- WHAT DOES MOTHERHOOD LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

 
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Hello, Sisters! This week on the podcast, Bricia and Paulina talk date nights, a new tv obsession, reiki energy healing and the ultimate cure to a congested baby. We also open our Super Mamás hotline to answer a question from a new listener, Natalia. She reminds us that we are not alone in this crazy motherhood journey - we have each other. 

If you would like to get advice or just vent, give us a call on our Super Mamás hotline at (424) 326-3707. We'd love to hear from you!

Ladies, there are only a couple more days to join in on McDonald's U.S. Player Escort Sweepstakes! McDonald's is randomly selecting five children, ages 6- 10, and giving them the chance to fly out to Russia and walk hand in hand with some of the world's best soccer players as they take the field for a 2018 FIFA World Cup match. Each Player Escort, along with a parent, will embark on a three-night, four-day trip to Russia, with the first stop in Moscow.

You're probably asking yourself, "how do I enter???" 

From now until Friday, March 16th, create a short video of your child doing a unique 2018 FIFA World Cup "handshake" and share it on Instagram or Twitter tagging @mcdonalds and use both hashtags #ViveTuJuego and #Sweepstakes.  That easy! 

For more information, visit playatmcd.com/ViveTuJuego

We are still sending out our pins!  Leave us a review on iTunes, take a screenshot of it and email it to us at reviews@supermamas.com. We’ll ship it over to you A$AP.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina swears by bugambilia tea to fight congestion. She boiled water, steeped three purple flowers, fed it to Zixta and bam, she was was better in a couple of days. 

Bricia's tip is to ATTEND OUR SUPER MAMÁS SOCIAL 2018!! Click here to purchase tickets. This year we will be providing food and drink for everyone and we're also activating a super papá section. You don't want to miss this, sisters! 

Show Notes

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EPISODE 136: THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT OUR MOM

 
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The ultimate Super Mamá is back on the show! In between taking care of the nietos, we found some time to ask our mom personal questions we never had the opportunity to ask growing up. We touch on her dream career as a young girl, her relationship with her own mom, how she met/ran away with our dad, her hobbies growing up and what it was like raising three girls. 

We also discover the differences and similarities between the generations of women in our family & discuss the expectations we’ve set for ourselves as mothers because of how we perceived our own mom. 

Needles to say, this is a very special episode where we learned some new things about #LaMadrinadeCreatividad. Thank you to our mom for being so open to this process! We love you! 

Shownotes 

Medico de cuerpo y almas

 

EPISODE 135: KEEPING UP WITH THE SUPER MAMÁS

 
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On this week’s episode, Paulina and Bricia discuss their mommy adventures/stories from the past weekend. One story will having you laughing and the other will give you telenovela Soraya vibes:

Shout-out to Josh the manager at iPic Pasadena!

Paulina also give us an update on how’s she’s making it work with her three kids- from her gate almost coming off the track, to girl scout cookie selling outside the restaurant, and learning how to just do.  

Bricia discusses body/self dysmorphia and the reasons why we need to love ourselves first.

Grab your cup of tea (or some Monte Xanic wine) and join us for some super mamás cheese.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina's aka what Zixta's loving this week is this banana training toothbrush. It's perfect for teething and a great substitution to a finger LOL

If you're a wine person, you're going to L-O-V-E Bricia's. Go to BajaUnitedWines.com, shop around (Bricia's recommendations are either the Calixa Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah - Monte Xanic 2016 or the Gran Ricardo - Monte Xanic 2015) and enter the code: super mamas at checkout and you'll receive 25% off your purchase! 

 

EPISODE 134: OUR LITTLE BROTHER, @LERNANDOFOPEZ

 

This week’s Valentine’s Day episode is all about sibling love 👦🏽👧🏽👧🏽 ❤️ Fernando, Bricia and Paulina’s younger brother joins us on the show for the very first time. While you all get to know more about Fernando, Bricia and Paulina also learn a couple of new facts about him along the way. They talk tech, reminisce on childhood memories and of course, chat about #ILoveMicheladas. 

You can find Fernando on IG as @lernandofopez and his business account @ILoveMicheladas. For more info on the MicheMobil & I Love Micheladas, visit ilovemicheladas.com

Pick or Tip of the week

Fernando is looking into buying this Sous Vide and recommended some great podcasts: GaryVee Audio Experience, My Favorite Murder, This American Life, Planet Money, Indicator, Radiolab, Mogul and Reply All

Paulina is purchasing Pixar’s Coco on her Apple TV today! As of February 13th, you can now purchase Coco on all digital platforms. If you prefer Blue-ray, it will be released on February 27th. She’s also been obsessed with this Los Angelez Azules album 💃🏽

As you may have figured, Bricia’s pick this week is all about Amazon’s Echo & Alexa. Right now it’s only $39.99!! #notanad Get yours and share with us how you interact with your Alexa! 

This episode was sponsored by Easykicks.com, a sneaker club for kids that allows you to swap shoes for your little one as often as you like.  enter code SUPERMAMAS at checkout for $5off your first months subscription. 

Show Notes

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Disney's Aladdin

 
 

EPSIDODE 132: COMADRE SESSION WITH @LA_MARISOUL

 

Guys. The one and ONLY Marisol AKA La Marisoul from Grammy Award-winning band La Santa Cecilia joins us this week for a comadre session with Bricia and Paulina.

But first, “Adventures with Paulina” brought to you by madresdesesperadas.com (#notanad). What happens when your hair is falling out so you don't want wash it, but your husband wants to cuddle? Paulina shares the tea. 

We serve up more of that tea with Marisol Hernandez, lead singer from La Santa Cecilia. For those who don't know, La Santa Cecilia is a Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles who exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. They’ve become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but always close to their Latin American influences and Mexican Heritage. La Santa Cecilia won a Grammy in 2014 for Best Latin Rock album for Treinta Dias, were nominated in 2017 for Buenaventura in the same category and are nominated again this year for Best Latin Pop Album for Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017.

Marisol shares with us how she started hustling for her dream, singing at La Placita Olvera every weekend since she was 15, the realization/emotional rollercoaster of finding out she was pregnant and how she handled the public’s reaction to her pregnancy. She talks about her pregnancy journey while on tour, her birth story and the special relationship she has with her partner aka su señor *heart eyes*. We also ask her where she and the band get inspiration from, her NEW merchandise line ‘La Pinche Vanidad' and the logistics and experience of traveling with her daughter on tour. 

Catch Marisol on IG as @la_marisoul. You can find La Santa Cecilia on IG as @LaSantaCecilia and for tour dates, check out lasantacecilia.com. To check out Marisol’s new merch line visit lapinchevanidad.com and @lapinchevanidad on IG. 

Pick or Tip of the Week 

Remind yourself of who you are and what your passion is regularly. Marisol went on a solo trip to Oaxaca for 3 days and even though she experienced mom guilt, it was exactly what SHE needed. Don’t forget to love yourself and give yourself time to do it. Do a solo trip, you deserve it.

Paulina has been enjoying some time on a rocking chair with Zixta in her arms. She’s been introducing numbers to Zixta by counting her fingers out loud and singing. At 3 months, she’s teaching her early math skills #talkreadsing. Find more resources on how to introduce your kids to early math and numeracy with First 5 California here

Bricia is still thinking of Pixar’s Coco, and calling for everyone to download the soundtrack. Between Bronco’s “el corridor de Miguel Rivera” and La Santa Cecilia’s “Un Mundo Raro” it’s just too good not to listen. 

Shownotes

Chulas Fronteras (1979)

La Santa Cecilia, Grammy Award-winning album, Trienta Dias

La Santa Cecilia, Grammy Award-nominated album, Buenaventura

La Santa Cecilia, Grammy Award-nominated album, Amar Y Vivir

Coco (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

We Love Disney (Latino)

 

EPISODE 131: REAL MOM TALK: BREASTFEEDING & DIRTY LOOKS

 
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Paulina and Bricia have some much needed real mom talk about normalizing breast feeding on this week’s episode. But first, Paulina starts it off by sharing the darndest things Krista has been saying recently, LOL. 

The idea of having the conversation surrounding breastfeeding came from one of our sisters, Maricela Becerra- @AcademicMami, who wrote us this email: 

Hola Super Mamás, Im a long time fan-listener (academic mami on Instragram). I’m writing because I’m working with some mamis chingonas that I know you would love. It’s a collective called Mothers of Color in Academia de UCLA (MOCA). We’re all Ph.D. students at UCLA and also moms. We fight and advocate for the rights of all parenting students. For example, we’re currently protesting the lack of lactation rooms on campus (9 in the entire university and only 2 accessible to students). I got involved about a year and a half ago after seeing a classmate pump in the restroom during our class break because our library doesn’t have a lactation room. As a mom myself, I was horrified she had to pump her liquid gold in a nasty restroom because the university failed to give here a space. So when she told me she had started organizing with fellow student-mamas, I of course joined. Being a student and a mom is already hard, but we are working extra to make sure the mamas after us, or even our own children, don’t have to face the same issues we have. The number of latinos getting Ph.D.’s is already low (0.5%), the number of latina moms getting Ph.D. is much lower that we don’t even have a number. So many mamis have been pushed out of academia because of the lack of support, we’re hoping to change that. This is a link to a post I wrote last year http://blog.parrafomagazine.com/post/144472152142/somos-mam%C3%A1s-mothers-of-color-in-academia-de
— Maricela Becerra, @academicmami

Sisters, please support Maricela and MOCA's petition of 1) securing proposer lactation rooms on campus, 2) advancing accessible childcare for parenting students on campus, 3) developing holistic reproductive support sources on UCLA's campus by clicking HERE. Also, read Maricela's blog post, here. Motherhood is hard enough as it is - we should support one another in the choices we make for ourselves.

With that said, Paulina and Bricia go in-depth and unpack their own opinions about breastfeeding.

Paulina shares a couple of stories that compare her breastfeeding experiences traveling through Mexico and arriving in Los Angeles.

They also discuss the difference between pumping and breastfeeding in public, the Times Up movement and Bricia's epiphany that women generally have less time than men. 

Don't forget, leave us a review and receive a Super Mama pin to add to your rad pin collection! Take a screenshot of it and email it to us at reviews@supermamas.com. If you've already left us a review before, upload in onto your feed or IG story, tag us and we’ll ship it over to you A$AP.

Pick or Tip of the Week 

Every Sunday Paulina and Sabina bond over making pancakes in the morning and most recently, Paulina has been making it a priority to count the number of cups, teaspoons and even pancakes on the stove to help Sabina with her early math skills.  Find more resources on how to introduce your kids to early math and numeracy on the First 5 California Website. 

Bricia recently discovered Captain Fantastic on Amazon Prime. It's about a man who raises six (yes, six) children in the wilderness. It has an 83% on rotten tomatoes and Rated R. 

SHOWNOTES

Maricela's blogpost, “Somos mamás”: Mothers of Color in Academia de UCLA Advocate for Parenting Students"

Support Reproductive Justice for Mothers at UCLA

Podcast - Gary Vaynerchuk

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

 

 

EPISODE 130: PERSONAL TRAINER MELISSA BANOS

 

New Year, #NewEpisode! We’re starting off the year with a brand new episode with personal trainer, Melissa Banos from The Inner Theory

Paulina and Bricia kick it all off by congratulating their dear friend and now California Assembly Member, Wendy Carrillo! Huge shout-out to her. Paulina also gets into the familia Velazquez’ movie of choice this past weekend: The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman (not ‘Jack Hughman’). Check it out, ladies! Also, Bricia fills us on on how Eduardo Jr. is feeling after being diagnosed with pneumonia. As A$AP Rocky would say, "it ain't safe, it ain't safe, it ain't safe, it ain't safe" but luckily Eduardo is doing just fine now. Stay strong, Eddy! 

Is your number #1 excuse for not working out, traveling? Not anymore. Our guest today, is a certified personal trainer in Los Angeles and a mother of two girls, ages 8 and 1. Melissa Banos understands first-hand the busy life of motherhood, the challenges of working out, and the “problem areas” of post pregnancy! After 17 years of helping hundreds of women create amazing results, The Inner Theory was born - an online, virtual group training program for busy women worldwide! Women can now workout in the comfort of their own home with an expert by their side!

She has focused most of her career creating core strengthening workouts that are low impact, highly effective, and create the results we want most - a flatter tummy, a slimmer waistline, toned glutes, a stronger pelvic floor, and much more. 

How it works: Using the Zoom App, you log into The Inner Theory’s virtual classroom at a designated time with everyone else in the class. You’re able to see her and she’s able to see you. While you work out, Melissa is able to provide personal motivation, correct your form and spot you when necessary. Hello, technology. 

What you get: 

  • Free trial run of either a one-on-one or group training
  • Sign up & receive a set of equipment: Body tape measurement to track your progess, resistance bands and recordings of the workouts, so you’re able to do it on your own time 
  • Personal attention and relationship with Melissa

Quick Tip: Practice sucking it in; it actually engages your core! 

Melissa’s favorite exercises: 

ABS 

Hip Curls

 

Crunches

Front Plank 

LEGS&BUTT 

Bridge (while doing kegels!) 

Kickbacks

 

High Intensity: play some handball with your kids!

Thinking about going starting running again? Melissa recommends starting with really great running shoes, such as ASICS or New Balance

For more information about Melissa and The Inner Theory, you can find her on Instagram as @embrace_the_burn , Facebook as The Inner Theory and on her website theinnertheory.com.

Also, want a Super Mama pin to add to your rad pin collection? Leave us a review on iTunes, take a screenshot of it and email it to us at reviews@supermamas.com. We’ll ship it over to you A$AP.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Visit theinnertheory.com & book your free training session today! Melissa  recommends getting your cardio in with your kids with an enclosed trampoline. Also, when you drink a smoother, chew it little bit first. To activate digestion, first sip, then mix with saliva and then swallow to get the most health benefits. 

Paulina is all about the faja life. Also, she explains to us how to properly get out of bed. Video here: 

Bricia is obsessed with her Ninja blender. Here is the list of ingredients of her smoothie every morning: Celery, spinach, banana, frozen pineapples, water, coconut almond milk, teaspoon of OGX FENIX™ Creamy Vanilla protein powder. 

SHOWNOTES

Oprah at the 2018 Golden Globes

Wendy Carrillo Super Mama Episode

Greatest Showman Movie

SUDIO.com Enter promocode: SUPERMAMAS and receive 15% discount at checkout 

 

EPISODE 129: HOLIDAY TRAVELS

 

This week on Super Mamas, Paulina and Bricia share their traveling adventures during their annual to trip to Oaxaca. Traveling with kids during the holidays always make for good stories and traveling with four, makes for some great ones! 

Paulina had a long journey from LA. Starting in Ontario, stopping by Guadalajara and finally to Oaxaca. We don't call her bag lady for nothing. Paulina also tell us of her experience getting Mastitis *cue dramatic noise* and how Sabina is dealing with being the middle child. 

After the holiday season, Bricia is thinking twice about having more kids 🤣. Paulina and her talk about the pressures our family and society put on us to have large families and the difference between having traditions and being traditional. 

Overall, there were plenty of tantrums to go around during the holiday season, but we wouldn't want it any other way! Share with us how you spent the holidays, by tagging us or sending us a DM.

Also, want a Super Mama pin to add to your rad pin collection? Leave us a review on iTunes, take a screenshot and email it to us at reviews@supermamas.com. We’ll ship it over to you A$AP. 

Pick or Tip of the Week 

During the entire adventure to Oaxaca, Paulina had Krista use her counting skills to count everything around her. From the people in line, to how many steps she took, to the number of cheerios she was going to eat, counting was turned into a game. - Remember that Talking, Reading and Singing are essential to our children.  Learn more on: First 5 California

Paulina also kept her hands free with her Ergo carrier- the absolute best! 

Bricia's traveling tip is to leave your stroller and opt for a cute backpack instead of a purse. Hands-free all the way!  

 

 

EPISODE 128: PAULINA'S POST PARTUM JOURNEY AFTER ZIXTA

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After her third baby and having the birth experience she dreamed of, Paulina fell into an unexpected postpartum depression. The feelings caught her off guard, leaving her with a sense of shame and unable to admit to herself that she needed professional help. Today Paulina opens up and shares with us her journey. If you have ever experienced any sort of depression, please know that you are not alone, seek help. We promise you, it will get better.

 

 

 

EPISODE 127: GIVING BACK WITH MY SAFE HARBOR

 

This week on the podcast, Bricia and Elizabeth reflect on their Thanksgiving dinners and the lovely ladies from My Safe Harbor, Becky Ahlberg and Zitlalic Domond, join Bricia to spread a very important message - the ultimate gift to your children is to be a role model.

My Safe Harbor is a faith-based nonprofit thats primary goal is to get every woman they meet through the Strong Families Institute (SFI) - an 8-month long program that restores the dignity of mothers who feel disenfranchised, alone and lost to ignites their dreams, strengthen their family, and renew their purpose. 

After conducting a feasibility study, and learning that Orange county had one of the largest concentration of single mothers and as a result tended to have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy, gang involvement, domestic violence and high school drop-out rates, Becky Ahlberg decided to make it her mission in life to change this and embarked on a journey in creating strong families.

Becky founded My Safe Harbor in 2009 and since then, she has discovered that by empowering women, you can empower communities. She has given many women back their dignity, dreams, goals and a reason to have HOPE once again.

This episode wouldn't be possible without our amazing sister, Zitlalic Domond.  Thank you for introducing us to Becky and now, to everyone else in the sisterhood!  Remember sisters, this holiday season should be about giving back.

Also, Bricia gives us an update on her #itcanwait challenge with ATT.  Are you joining the 21-day no cell phone challenge?  Let us know! 

To learn more about My Safe Harbor, visit mysafeharbor.org

Show Notes

Sign-up to volunteer

Refer a Mom

Donate to MSH

It can wait campaign

Pick or Tip of the Week

Becky swears to, "1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12" by Thomas Phelan . 

Zitlalic suggests to put away your phone for an hour when you get home. Use that hour of being phone-free to spend more time doing what your kids want to do. 

Instead of simply saying she's going to work every morning, Bricia has been recently explaining to Eddie the reason why she goes to work. She's trying to teach him the importance of working for your dreams. 

 

 

EPISODE 126: THANKSGIVING SPECIAL W/ LATINOS WHO LUNCH

 

This week on the show we have a major comadre session featuring fabulous @Babelito and @FavyFav, hosts of @LatinosWhoLunch! One of our favorite podcasts. 

We talk about the amazing @PodcasterioFest, a LatinX podcast festival, that they hosted with other podcast hosts, such as Luis Octavio from @NosVemosEnElSwapmeet, Pam from @CafeConPam and @LuzWarrior from @LetThereBeLuz

We also read an email from a fellow listener and we talk about normalizing gay relationships, coming out stories, thanksgiving traditions, self love, and much much more. 

Top Tips from FavyFav and Babelito about starting your podcast: 

- Don't think, just do!

- Treat it as a brand from the start, from your logo to website to all your social media platforms. Have your brand ready to go even before releasing your first episode

- Be 👏🏽 consistent 👏🏽

- Google everything! 

Also ladies, we wanted to ask everyone of you to join us super mamas on our #itcanwait campaign. We’ve embarked on a 21-Day challenge with @att, pledging not to use our phone while driving and we want to challenge all of you sisters to join us in this journey. It’s important to understand that although you may be alone in the car, you’re never alone on the road. Let us know if you will pledge with us by using #itcanwait and #supermamas

Show Notes

Latinos Who Lunch

Podcasterio Fest

Our How to Start a Podcast Blog Post

Episode 116: Talking to our children about sex & sexuality

Cabronas y Chingonas Podcast - @CYCPodcast

Basic Braised Turkey

 

 

EPISODE 125: PEOPLE'S YOGA FOUNDERS LEAH & LAUREN

 

Today on the show, Bricia and Elizabeth talk about their weekend watching the absolutely incredible Disney Pixar movie, Coco and Bricia interviews the co-founders of People’s Yoga, Lauren Quan-Madrid and Leah Rose Gallegos.

Lauren and Leah met playing soccer with Futbolistas and bonded over conversations about yoga and the lack of access to yoga in their neighborhoods. In 2012, they started a mobile project, offering donation-based classes at local community spaces throughout the Eastside. In 2014, Lauren and Leah opened People’s Yoga studio, the first and only yoga studio in East Los Angeles. People’s Yoga is your local, family friendly, bilingual English y Español, community yoga studio for all levels and walks of life.

They talk to us about their passion of bringing yoga to communities who don't necessarily know what yoga is, to do yoga. We also asked them about how they got their business started from having zero business experience, how their using yoga to support their motherhood journey and how as new moms, they are shifting their business to incorporate their babies. They are changing the perception of who practices yoga and we absolutely love it.

You can find Leah (@leahrosegallegos) and Lauren (@laurenquanmadrid) on Instagram and People's Yoga on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Show Notes

Las Cafeteras

Small Business Training Courses with Valley Economic Development Corporation

 

Pick or Tip of the week 

Leah’s pick is “The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother” book by Heng Ou, Amely Greevan and Marisa Belger that deals with postpartum. 

Lauren can do anything with her Ergo baby carrier.

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Bricia gushed over Disney Pixar’s Coco. Trust us, you’ll absolutely LOVE it.

Photo cred: Rudy Espinoza

 

EPISODE 124: @YUMI FOUNDERS ANGELA & EVELYN

 

On today’s episode, Paulina updates us and talks about her not-so pleasant first doctor’s visit with Zixta and how she finally registered her! 

We also have Girl bosses Angela Sutherland and Evelyn Rusi from YUMI, a new nutrition and wellness company for babies, join us to speak on how they are revolutionizing the baby food industry. 

Yumi is the definitive source for parents seeking to understand what they are feeding their children and why, offering a science-based early childhood meal delivery program that is the most convenient and nutritional option in the marketplace. Yumi meals are fresh, organic, packed with nutrition and delivered right to your doorstep. 

From Angela sharing a Dropbox folder of children nutrition with Evelyn, to understanding the huge discrepancies between the research and what was being sold on the shelves, and developing their mission of having a 360 degree support system for moms, Evelyn and Angela are changing the game and bringing delicious recipes to your home! 

Evelyn and Angela even surprised us with a discount code for a week’s supply of YUMI for all you super mamás! Thank you, girls. 

You can find Yumi on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as @yumi. 

Pick of Tip of the Week

Evelyn picked up Nurture: A Modern Guide to Preganancy, Birth, Early Motherhood - and Trusting Yourself and Your Body by Erica Chidi Cohen. 

Angela is staying fresh and clean with True Botanicals Hydrating Mist. 

Bricia says be a rebel and take the pressure of yourself of being perfect. 

 

EPISODE 123: PAULINA & ZIXTA'S BIRTH STORY

 

Paulina came out of maternity leave real quick to share Zixta’s incredible birth story. She talks us through the highs and lows of postpartum, how’s she adjusting day-by-day and goes in-depth hour-by-hour of her labor.  

From when her mucus plug expelled in the bathroom with Krista, to Ramiro jumping into the pool with her and to having all three daughters around her. This was everything Paulina envisioned for herself and Zixta. 

Paulina also reminds us that preparing for postpartum is as important as preparing for labor. We constantly need to take care ourselves and seek support from our community. As Bricia’s life coach says, “you either speak towards what you want or against what you don't want. The focus will cause your feelings.”

WE LOVE YOU @IAMPAULINALOPEZ

Pick or Tip of the Week 

It’s all about Paulina this week! She has two great picks that have helped her feel great postpartum:

Always Discreet Boutique, Incontinence Underwear

L Organic Cotton Pads

Show Notes

Episode 72- Home Births w/ @PearMama

Mindful Birthing Book

doTerra Essential Oils

Madreluz LA

 

EPISODE 122: WORK ETHIC, INSPIRATION AND LOVE FOR FAMILY WITH YESI ORTIZ

 

THE Yesi Ortiz from Power 106 joins us this week! Often referred to as “The Queen of LA” and “The First Lady of Power,” she hosts her mid-day show from 10-3PM where you’ll hear segments like the New@2 and the Noon Mix with DiskoDrew. Yesi shares with us how her work ethic and passion for music led her to become the “voice of LA” and how she went from 0-6 kids, real quick. 

As Yesi was building her career in radio in Las Vegas, she got a phone call that changed her life forever. She takes us on her inspirational journey of becoming the adoptive mother of six children. From finding the lawyer, the trail and to the moment when the judge granted her custody of her children. 

We also ask her how she continues to grow as a person, tips on how she communicates with her kids, the importance of self care and the power of vulnerability. 

Thank you for sharing your incredible story with us, Yesi! You can find Yesi on Instagram as @yesiortiz and on her website, yesiortiz.com.

Pick or Tip of the week

Paulina is learning how to deal with her fear of pain in the days leading up to her home delivery with the book, Mindful Birthing.

Yesi is netflix and chilling Mad Men

Bricia is learning the tactics, routines and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers from Tim Ferris’ Extended Summary: Tools of Titans audio book. 

Show Notes

Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies