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

 
 

EPISODE 133: NAVIGATING DIVORCE & SEPARATION W/ KARLA GONZALEZ, LMFT

 

Happy New Episode Tuesday! This week we touch on a topic that has been requested a lot by our sisters and that is the “D” word: Divorce. We brought in Karla Gonzalez, LMFT, who is a mediator and license marriage and family therapist to speak on the subject. 

But first, Paulina and Bricia start off by thinking about the ways they will be celebrating their Valentine’s Day with their hubbies and telling us about their weekends. Paulina talked about Krista’s excitement about the new Cirque de Soleil show in Los Angeles, Luzia. If you haven't bought your tickets, some are 40% off right now and are here until February 11th. Check them out!

Also, if you’ve been following Paulina on IG you know it’s the most delicious time of the year - Girl Scout Cookie Season!! As Bricia and Paulina announced, if you buy 15 boxes of cookies from Krista they will personally go deliver them to you (with Krista of course) BUT you must live in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Please email us at hello@supermamas.com with the subject line: 15 box purchase! Let’s make Krista the #1 cookie seller! 

Firstly, thank you to the incredible Karla Gonzalez for coming in and sharing her knowledge as a LMFT. Karla is a first generation college graduate, has an MA in Clinical Psychology and specializes in children psychology. She teaches us how to help ourselves and most importantly, our children navigate through the confusing and emotional rollercoaster of divorce. 

Here are a couple of tips she shared with us: 

  1. The truth about divorce/separation:
    1. Let’s acknowledge: it’s a crisis.  It’s a period of grief, confusion, fear and other mixed feelings
    2. Children can experience a whole array of reactions, symptoms, and that’s part of the process, and it’s normal! How parents respond and handle this makes all the difference
  2. Don’ts (as a co-parent): 
    1. Don’t argue or insult each other in their presence, EVER
    2. don’t speak bad about the other parent, not even at a distance, or about parent’s relatives, new partner, etc.
    3. don’t vent to children about your parental/relationship issues
    4. don’t discuss sensitive issues in their presence (money, extracurricular act) that could lead to an argument
    5. don’t dispute during their extracurricular activities or school events!
    6. don’t express you’ll be sad without them while they’re away, don’t share fun plans you plan to have while they’re away
    7. don’t introduce a new partner right away
  3. Do’s (as a co-parent):
    1. Try as much as possible to maintain as much of the routine they previously had 
    2. Give them an age appropriate and neutral in tone explanation of why the separation (no need for adult details)
    3. Model respectful interactions, present cordial, amicable, greet each other if possible
    4. HARD ONE: Be neutral and even enthusiastic about positive conversations the child may bring up about the other parent (i.e. where they went that weekend, the other parent’s significant other – more people for the child to love!)
    5. Have a conversation with your significant other about respecting your co-parenting relationship with the other parent.
    6. Try and keep the other parent informed/in the loop of things such as illnesses, school-related events
    7. Try to work together on routines and supporting milestones (i.e. potty training in both households)
    8. Build trust through action: punctuality, letting each other know IN ADVANCE of changes
    9. Seek support from adults, support system, professionals to deal with unresolved feelings
  4. What do children want, what do they REALLY want:
    1. Parents to get along, no fighting, no offending each other
    2. Reassurance that parents won’t stop loving them or abandon them…regularly!
    3. That parents listen to them, their feelings, their wishes, fears, etc. without getting offended/taking it personal
    4. That they not be treated like adults (they don’t want to be in the middle of the conflict)
    5. That their routine and structure is maintained as much as possible
    6. That parents attend their events and activities without disputes
    7. To KNOW that they can count on both to continue co-raising them
    8. That they will be OK and HAPPY even after a divorce/separation

*disclaimer: some of these suggestions may not apply or even be realistic, i.e. domestic violence/restraining order cases, child abuse cases, or if one or both move far away

Karla also shares tips on how to introduce/prep for the divorce with kids: 

  1. linking the child or children with therapy 
  2. There are books that explain divorce to children
  3. Have age appropriate and neutral conversation. the least amount of details the better. 

Pick or Tip of the Week 

Paulina is continuing teaching Krista numeracy by measuring her height against the wall in her kitchen. Krista realizing how many inches she’s grown and comparing them with other objects around the house #talkreadsing. Find more resources on how to introduce your kids to early math and numeracy with First 5 California, here

Karla recommends visiting, https://www.familieschange.ca.gov/ - a website put together by the judicial branch of California to provide a guide to parents, teens and children about separation and divorce. For separated or divorced parents, she recommends to download a communication app to ease communication, such as, Our Family Wizard and/or Talking Parents

Bricia is in love with these Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls. It's a great and easy way to get a professional massage in your own home. 

If you have any questions or interested in learning more from Karla, please email her at kgpenaflorLMFT@gmail.com or contact her through IG @karlitaaa_gope

Shownotes

Girl Scout Cookies Menu

Krista's Girl Scout Cookie Online Sales

Call 211 for information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County

 

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. 

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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

 

EPISODE 121: NUTRITION AS A LIFESTYLE

 

This week on the show, we welcome Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, CPT. Sylvia is an award-winning author and founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc, a nutrition and food communications consulting company. She’s also a regular contributor to outreach activities on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board and uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population. 

Sylvia walks us through strategies and tips on how to introduce our toddlers to solid food and how we can create good patterns from an early age to help our children become great eaters. Here are a couple of snippets and tips from the interview: 

“Don’t be the clean-up plate mom because that promotes over-eating.”

“the simpler the meal, probably the healthier it will be”

“It’s the combination of foods that makes things powerful”

Tips on how to Introduce your toddler to solid foods

  1. As moms, we need to choose food products that are nutrient dense. Meaning, foods low in sugar and rich in multiple nutrients. Example: Avocados have potassium, fiber, good fats, folate and much more. 
  2. Add variety in your child’s meals! Switch things up in their lunch boxes. Having variety makes sure that our child gets a wide selection of nutrients from different foods. 
  3. Kids like neutral flavors, soft textures and foods that don’t touch each other. Example: Avocados are very mild tasting and soft at touch. Also, all dips and salad dressings should be packed separately in their lunch boxes. 
  4. Always check with your pediatrician first when it’s time to introduce your toddler to solid foods. 
  5. We need to be very patient. Start one food at a time consult your pediatrician to avoid allergies.
  6. Serving style! Slices versus mashing makes a huge difference when you serve them to your child. Make it fun for them! Have them mash their own avocados. 
  7. Don’t add seasonings, such as sugar and salt. Let your child get familiar with the foods naturally. 

Tips on creating healthy habits from the start

  1. Introduce nutrient foods by masking it! Incorporate within soups, dips, spaghetti sauce.
  2. We need to make dinner time peaceful. Don't make a big deal about eating healthy. Set up a good example yourself and you will create a good relationship from day one. 
  3. Be creative with your recipes and have your kids join you in the kitchen. 

For recipes and more information about nutrition, visit: loveonetoday.com , saboreaunohoy.com and hispanicnutrition.com

Check out our IG post for our contest giveaway with Saborea Uno Hoy !!

Show Notes

Episode 44- Learning to Trust our Children

Avocado Recipes for Mommy and Baby

AltaHR Fitbit

Head Strong by Dave Asprey

 

 

EPISODE 120: PASTOR HOLLY WAGNER

 

This week on the podcast we welcome Bricia and Paulina’s Pastor, Holly Wagner. 

Holly and her husband, Philip, are the Pastors of Oasis Church – a growing, relevant, multi-cultural, church located in Los Angeles.  They have been married for over 30 years, love life and enjoy spending time with their two adult children, Jordan and Paris.

Holly is passionate about seeing women become who God has designed them to become, and to see every generation of woman extend a helping hand to the generation that is younger.  Through the women’s ministry of Oasis, She Rises (GodChicks), Holly has empowered thousands of women around the world.  Holly has written several books including Find Your Brave, Warrior Chicks, Love Works, and Awakened.

One of her books in particular, Warrior Chicks, changed both Bricia and Paulina’s lives. As Holly dives into the messages of Warrior Chicks, Bricia and Paulina speak on those life changing moments and how it shaped their view on Christianity and their relationship with God forever,

Holly explains how she found her path to serve, recommendations on how to start reading the bible, self-love, motherhood and the value of finding a community. Paulina asks Holly for marital advice, as Holly and her husband have been an exemplar of marriage to Paulina and her husband for years. Holly describes how her and her husband's book, Love Works, came to be and drops golden nuggets of information,

A couple of quotes from this episode, include:

 “…we’re suppose to love people the way we love ourselves and that’s our problem because we don't love who we are, so don't love other people.”

“We are designed for community.” 

“Only part of my destiny is in me. The rest of it is within other people."

"There’s no such thing as self-made person.” 

“No matter how great you think you are, you will never get to where you’re suppose to be by yourself. Ever.”

“the grass is greener where you water it.”

Thank you very much for coming into the studio, Pastor. You can find Pastor Holly Wagner on Instagram, TwitterFacebook, SheRises.com and Oasis Church

Pick or Tip of the Week

Holly's shares a tip for married couples with kids, "A vacation is something you do with just your husband, a trip is with the kids. If you don't take a vacation with just your husband, you’ll forget why you married him"

Bricia shares her bedside table essential, The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily by Joyce Meyers

Paulina loves how her bible app translates versus and gushes over her latest baby room essentials from Cloud Island

Show Notes

Holly Wagner Books:

Warrior Chicks

Warrior Chicks- Spanish Version

Find Your Brave

Love Works

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She Rises Conference

Oasis Church

SheRises.com

 

EPISODE 119: DREAMING BIG WITH @DULCECANDY

 

Dulce Candy Ruiz continues to reign as one of the beauty & fashion industry’s top online influencers. An immigrant to America, Dulce serves as an army veteran, published author, wife, and mother. With millions of followers across a variety of social platforms, she aspires to inspire young women around the world in finding their passion and working hard to achieve their dreams.

On this week's episode, Dulce speaks on how she manifested her passion of connecting with people into her newly launched YouTube series, Cafe con Dulce, where she shares her experiences and helps other women come to terms with their own journeys. 

We also dive into how important faith has played a role in her self discovery.

She shares her new aspirations and goals as she enters a new stage in life. Make some room, Oprah! Also, how it’s never to late to start anything, especially when it comes to pursuing higher education. 

We ask about her hustler mentality and how she balances work and motherhood at the same time. She also opens up about what her biggest fears were and how she overcame them. 

Dulce has been on our Super Mamá guest wish list since day one, and it’s amazing to finally see this wish come true. She’s such an inspiration and we are so happy to spread her positivity and light with all of you. Keep dreaming big, sisters! 

Find @DulceCandy on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat and website.

Pick and/or Tip of the Week

After a long search, Bricia has found her new favorite mascara- Pixi by Petra Lash Booster

Paulina has said bye bye to washing dishes; her latest obsession with up & up heavy duty paper plates is real. 

& Dulce Candy shares how she stays fit with Barry's Bootcamp

Show Notes

Cafe Con Dulce

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations Podcast, Episode 6, Rainn Wilson: Why are we really here? 

SoulPancake YouTube Series

7-Step Nighttime Skin-care Routine

Peloton Bike

 

EPISODE 118: SEX WHILE PREGNANT, SEX TOYS, SEX SHOPS AND THE ROAD TO SEXUAL FREEDOM WITH SAMARA FABRICK

 

Sex therapist extraordinaire, Samara Fabrick is back with us on this week’s episode answering some listener questions, as well as our own, about sex. 

How do you keep things sexy during pregnancy? When and how do you get back into having sex after giving birth? What are some sex shop essentials for yourself and partner? Also, how do you work towards freeing yourself sexually?

As an added bonus, Samara’s fabulous 19 year-old son, Zach, joins in on the conversation! As a UCSC student, Zach teaches sex education through workshops on campus. He talks best products for sex shop first-timers and dives into the myths and techniques behind receiving anal for women AND men.  

This mother and son duo had us on our toes! If you haven't listened to Samara's first time on the show, click here

Picks & Tips of the week

Samara’s tips include, purchasing silicone sex toys over plastic one and giving Esther Perel’s Audible series, “Where should we begin” a listen. Also, Paulina shares a tip on how to spice up a regular date night (involves a trip to a neighborhood sex shop) and Bricia shares her favorite sex toy with us. 

Show Notes Links:

@Oaxacking: Help for people affected by earthquake in Juchitan Oaxaca

Email Samara here

Pjur Lube

Sizzle Lips Lube: Caramel Apple  

Light Bondage Kit

Please Chest Website

Pleasure Chest Workshops/Events

Adam & Eve Website

Romantix

Book: For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality by Lonnie Barbach

Uber Lube

Chi Chi LaRue's

Book: The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

Book: Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

Luv Mini Vibrator

 

 

EPISODE 117: BUILDING WEALTH WITH RAMONA ORTEGA

 

Our financial guru, Ramona Ortega from My Money, My Future (Mi Dinero, Mi Futuro) is back! She sits down with Bricia and Paulina to discuss “legacy planning.” Ramona breaks it all down by supplying us with tools and steps on how to protect the wealth we’ve built over generations and how we can keep building on it. 

We dive deeper into life insurance, what a beneficiary is, the differences and benefits of a will and a trust, and how to save for college with a 529 plan. Also, the importance of opening up a dialogue about money with our children and our own parents. 

Plus, Ramona and Paulina give us examples of how they embed money into everyday conversations with their kids, and Bricia speaks on why the best investment you should make is in yourself. 

Show Notes Links: 

JAY-Z 4:44

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

RedFin

Plug to Sabio "Coding Bootcamp"

Robinhood App

My Money My Future IG

My Money My Future Facebook

My Money My Future Newsletter

My Money My Future general email

 

 

EPISODE 116: TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT SEX AND SEXUALITY

 
 

This week on the show we get honest. First, Paulina shares with us the anxiety and emotion she is experiencing as the birth of her daughter approaches. Hear first hand how to manage those emotions and how to be gentle with ourselves.

Then, we sat down with Laura Vargas from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to talk about sex and sexuality with our children. We brought in expert Laura Vargas Díaz who has worked in the field of sexuality education for over 25 years. Laura is the Senior Health Educator for the Promotoras Training Program at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which reaches over 20,000 Latinos every year. Laura works alongside an outstanding group of Latina immigrant women who are powerful resources for their community.

We discussed the importance of having an open dialogue about sexuality beginning when our kids were very young. This isn’t just about “the talk” but about being comfortable talking to our kids about this subject throughout the stages of life. Sexuality is about our bodies, our feelings, our behaviors, values. Our children need trusted and informed adults to speak to these subjects throughout the various stages of their lives.

We also discussed that conversations and expectations about dating should be set when our children are 10 to 14 so they understand what a healthy relationship looks like. Not because we are encouraging them to date but because we want them to prepared for what’s ahead. Before high school we should share with our kids what we think about dating and sexuality. We should also ask questions about their environment and what is happening with their peers and then stating our values and intentions.

Talk.Read.Sing by First 5 California: Laura brought some great books to talk to our kids about sexuality at various stages. They include:

Tip and Pick of the Week:

Laura’s Tip: To maximize communication find the best time to talk to your kids. In my teenagers case, I follow his lead which right now is at midnight. 

Paulina’s Pick- Eco lunch containers are amazing for back to school. I like these.

Bricia’s Pick- My husband and I had loads of fun on our last vacation playing board games. We played this one. I also want to remind you to pre-order Lil’Loteria for your kids.

Show Notes and Resources:

Planned Parenthood for Parents

Information for Youth

SIECUS

Resources for Teens

Video for Parents and Teens About Consent, Bullying and Other Topics

Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception and STDs.