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.

&

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.

 

EPISODE 115: COLLEGE BASICS WI/ MIRIAM CARRILLO

 

It’s back to school time! This week on the show we had a special guest. Miriam Carrillo has dedicated her career to ensuring kids meet their full potential and achieve their dreams. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She currently serves as the Director for the Upward Bound in Corona High School. She came to the show to talk to us about how we can support our children towards achieving their academic and professional goals from the beginning.

Miriam is also in the thick of the first few months of being a working mom to a beautiful baby boy, Franco. 

Miriam told us all about the options available to students that go well beyond the traditional bachelor degree. In fact, students can choose from a variety of trade programs, and pursue their individual interests.

We also go into how we can start preparing our kids for the future from the beginning and how we can build a culture of knowledge and love of learning.

Bricia also opens up a discussion about the financing of college and her views on how parents should approach the conversation about this with their teenagers, life skills, and why even kids need a side hustle.

We also talk about education that goes beyond the classroom and why parents are the most important educators and supporters. And how the power of exposure goes a long way!

This is a great episode for anyone who wants to know how to raise driven, self-motivated and self-sufficient children.

We also get the latest on Paulina’s baby prep, and Bricia’s upcoming vacation!

Talk. Read. Sing Tips:

Miriam: I used diaper changes to sing to my child. This a great way to connect with your child and it also helps calm him during changes. Don’t forget to share more moments with us on social media by tagging us and using the #talkreadsing.

Tips/Picks of the Week:

  • Miriam: I think everyone should watch “The Mask You Live In.” I also want to recommend Spectra Pump with rechargeable battery that is so helpful for working moms. For diaper changes I use Wee Wee pads underneath to prevent stains or wet spots.
  • Paulina: My tip is an all inclusive baby registry that allows you to select things you want all in one place. You can start yours on Babylist.com. I actually referred to our own baby shower registry episode to determine what to put in mine! Listen to that episode and check out the registry here.
  • Bricia: Kopari Coconut Oil. I got to try this after attending BeautyCon, it is as good as they say! I love that I can use this on my baby too!

You can get in touch with Miriam here, and you can also send her a message through our private Super Mamas Facebook group. 

Below is a list of the resources mentioned in the episode:

Higher Education in California

California Community Colleges

California State University

University of California

California Independent and Private Colleges & Universities

Paying for College

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Fastweb (scholarships)

Gates Scholarship

Requirements

A-G Requirement List

SAT

ACT

Photo of Miriam and Baby: Laura Rach Photography

 

EPISODE 114: MARRIAGE, CAREER BUILDING, HUSTLING, AND BEING A GRANDMOTHER

 
 
 

This week on the show we talked to a Super Mama extraordinaire! Emily Simonitsch sat down with us for a power hour of mentorship. Emily is the Senior Vice President of Talent for Live Nation Entertainment and is a 30-year veteran of live Latin entertainment in California, she has promoted crossover artists like Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez and is responsible for bringing us a lot of the Latin stars we know and love like Luis Miguel and Mana!

She has been married for 38 years, is the mother of 2 sons and has 3 grandchildren, Errol, Kenley and Cole.

She gave us great knowledge about how to climb the corporate ladder while having children, and how to navigate a long-lasting marriage.

We learned so much from her life in the entertainment industry, how she prioritized her time while her children were growing up. She even gave us tips on how to find the perfect babysitter for our kids and a tip to get your kids to listen and get more involved in the decision making process.

She also talked to us about her non-negotiable me time and how it helps her stay grounded.

Plus Bricia shares with us her latest personal-development listens! You don’t miss this episode!

Talk. Read. Sing Tips:

Emily: I always read books every night to my kids and we also prayed every night. Bedtime was the time we used to read to them. Reading “The Family Tree” and “Goodnight Moon” are some of our favorite memories. We made it work for us since the morning wouldn’t work for us since it was too rushed. Now when i’m changing my grandkids I will hand them a book and show them stories and my son and daughter-in law pray with their own kids too!

Bricia: Now my son will remember things I tell him. I always make sure to keep my promises. Talking to your kids also builds trust. If you tell them that you are going to do something just remember that your words means a lot to them.

Pick or Tips of the Week:

Paulina: Tips and Pick- I have the best tip for pregnancy stretch marks! Bio-oil is amazing. It has removed stretch marks I had from weight loss and has prevented new ones from coming after my pregnancies. Check out my complete list of pregnancy must-haves!

Emily: Tip -Get a half-hour for yourself everyday! Do something that makes you feel good every day. Even if it’s taking a long shower and putting some blush on.

Bricia: Tip - I have a life-coach and one of the things they have told me is that we shouldn’t check our phones first thing in the morning because doing that sets us up to be caught up in the demands of other people. The first thing we should do is something for ourselves and give gratitude. Pick- I love the @Wearlively line of lingerie and swimsuits! Super comfortable undergarments. You can take actually of the discount code they created for me and take 10 dollars off your purchase- Swim-Bricia.

Show Notes:

Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays

Tim Ferris  

Zig Ziglar

Tools of the Titans

Joel Osteen

Live Nation

 

EPISODE 113: @VIVALABONITA WI/ RACHEL GOMEZ

 

Rachel Gomez is a #badassmami and #momboss, we enjoyed sitting with her to learn about her business Viva La Bonita, a clothing line inspired by the women around her, the women who raised her and the women she continues to meet. After years of being told that Latina Streetwear Brands had no relevance in the industry she has built a brand that encourages all of us to reclaim our identity and be proud of our culture. In this inspirational conversation, this first time mom talked about how her son motivated her to take more control of her life and career. 

She also opens up about how she dealt with building a business while having a newborn. With practical tips about how she found time to work even in those first few weeks. She also talks about how she got to know her baby, and managed postpartum anxiety. 

She also talks about how your passions are indicators of where your business idea can come from and how to deal with the up's and down's of motherhood and entrepreneurship.  

Talk. Read. Sing Tip:

Rachel: My son recognizes the melodies we sang to him during pregnancy and now that he is getting older he is harmonizing too! We also make it a practice to visit the bookstore and let him look through books at the store. We purchase the ones that he likes and we use reading as quality time.  Don't forget to share your #talkreadsing moments with us using @_supermamas and @first5california. 

Tips and Picks: 

Rachel: Don't believe everything you see online and on Pinterest. Don't pressure yourself to live life like an Instagram feed. Let's all aim to present a realistic view of motherhood and not a picture perfect version of your life. If you are finding yourself comparing your life to others then it's time to put your phone down. 

Bricia: I'm re-listening to Tony Robbins "Time of Your Life" program. It's a 10-day program to help you manage your time and focus your attention on your mission and to do the things in life that you really want to do. It forces us to examine the actions in our life that are going to get you the results that you want. If you are stuck in a mindset that "you don't have time" for things you want to do, I recommend you invest 10-days of your life on this. 

Paulina: My daughters love to play dress up! I created an area for them to play dress up and hung up all their clothes out. This has encouraged imaginative play and it has led them to have so much fun. Any extra bracelets, necklaces I find around the house I put it in their area. I got everything I needed at Ikea.

Learn more about Rachel and her brand @vivalabonita and on her site www.vivalabonita.com.

 

EPISODE 112: #TALKREADSING

 

This week on the show we launch our Talk.Read.Sing. Campaign in partnership with First 5 California!

First 5 California is an organization that educates parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role they play during a child’s first five years. Since their creation in 1998, they’ve supported millions of families with programs and services designed to help more California kids grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school – and in life!

We talk to Jamiann Collins-Lopez who after an extensive career in media came to First 5 California and became a mom shortly after. Since then, motherhood has continued to drive her passion to inform families about the benefits of early education and all the resources First 5 California offers.

We dive into the importance of talking, reading and singing with our children and strategies to make these activities an easy part of our daily life. We discuss at what age children should go to preschool and the importance of early education whether it's at home or in a school setting.

In our new segment, "Talk.Read.Sing." we share how we encourage our kids to #talkreadsing in everyday life.

  • Jamiann shares her son's favorite books like "Magic Tree House."

  • Paulina shares how she is enjoying reading along with her daughter Krista, and how Sabina loves music. She encourages understanding your kids’ favorite activities and tailoring your time to what they like.

  • Bricia shares a small tidbit on how her family incorporates harmony into their everyday life.

We also kick off of our Talk.Read.Sing. Challenge! Share your #talkreadsing moments with us for a chance to be featured! Use #talkreadsing and tag @_supermamas and @first5california. Check out our website supermamaspodcast.com or visit www.first5california.com to learn more.

You can also find more tips and resources on First 5 California's social media channels: Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and listen to their Pandora station.

Plus! Paulina opens up about a recent health scare and how she has been dealing with the changes it will bring to her life in the next few months.

Tips and Picks of the Week:

  • Jamiann: I have an app that helps me read to my son. Audiobooks helps us read together at night and it helps him go to sleep.

  • Bricia: Personalized books from @mumablu. You can create a story with your child's name and features.

  • Paulina: My daughters are super into Loteria now and it's a game they play with their grandparents. You can actually pre-buy Lil'Libros new Lil' Loteria game made especially for kids.  

Show Notes:

First 5 California

More info about the Talk. Read. Sing.®  Campaign

 

EPISODE 111: BUILDING A BUSINESS, CO-PARENTING & HOMESCHOOLING WITH @CHACHACOVERS

 

This week on the show we sat down with Ana Guajardo, she is the creator of ChaCha Covers, a line of culturally inspired nail decals that have significantly influenced the nail art landscape, and are used by nail artists locally, nationally and internationally.

Ana has lived in Los Angeles for 14 years and was originally born in Mexico and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She studied Art History and Cultural Studies, from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as well as the University of California Los Angeles. She is a mother of two daughters, born on the same day, 9 years apart.

Ana talked to us about motherhood, how Cha Cha Covers got started and how it has helped Ana make her motherhood dreams a reality.

She also shared all about how she co-parented with her daughter’s father for a few years before getting back together and having a second baby!

Why she is homeschooling her daughter as she approaches middle school age to allow for her to travel more.

How she feels about turning 40, and this stage of her life. Hear about what she reads to stay centered.

Show Notes: 

Stub Hub Center

McDonalds

Real Madrid

Tips and Picks of the Week:

Ana-Nuk Mash and Serve Bowl - Easy, portable way to mash up baby food. Baby loves the textures and it allows you to serve them food you are eating. She also had a life tip: "9 year age gaps are not as bad as you think they are. My daughter is super helpful with my youngest."

Paulina-Stearns Puddle Jumper Basic Life Jacket- Lightweight, life jacket for the pool

Bricia-Baby Foot Peel- A two week process that leaves your feet soft and silky. Just be aware extreme peeling will occur.

You can find our guest here Instagram: @chachacovers, @culturacanvas or on her website.

 

 

EPISODE 110: LET'S TALK SLEEP WITH KIM-LAN DOVAN

 

This week on the show we sat down with Kim-Lan Dovan an expert on all things baby and toddler transitions. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 16 years of specialized experience with babies, young children, and their parents. Her background is in child development with extensive training in infant mental health. Kim-Lan has been a Wright Mommy and Me instructor for the last 7 years and has worked with hundreds of families.

She is the mother of a young daughter and fondly remembers their time together in mommy and me class. She believes all new parents deserve a community where they can grow and learn with their babies. Kim-Lan’s passion is to offer guidance and support to new mothers and fathers through a mindful and informative approach as they take their first steps on their journey through parenthood. 

We had an interesting conversation about how to get our babies to have good sleep habits, how to balance being flexible with having a routine that benefits our kids. 

Paulina also talked to us about how she is preparing her youngest daughter to sleep independently when the new baby comes later this year. 

We also talk about various philosophies on sleep and helping them learn to self-soothe. They share tips for getting sleep through the newborn stage. 

Learn about the 3-day rule and how it pertains to sleep and baby routines. 

Remember that there is a way that works for your family and we hope that hearing various ways of doing this is helpful to you. 

Grab your coffee or Michelada and grab a seat there are so many useful tips and tricks in this episode! 

Kim-Lan currently leads mommy and me and toddler classes at The Family Room in San Marino. For more info on the Wright Mommy and Me classes/curriculum. Check out their site.

Check out the HappySleeper.Com for classes via skype and consultations. 

Tips and Picks of the Week: 

Kim-Lan: Find your mommy village! Online groups can be life-changing and you might get answers to questions. (Don't forget to join our Super Mamas Facebook Group)

Paulina: Sunscreen that can go over your makeup is life-changing. We love this one! Another tip is to put all your sunscreens in a Ziploc bag in your purse to keep them all together. Try essential oils for sleep we like Do Terra's: Serenity and lavender. 

Bricia: Pump before going to sleep and keep bottles with breast milk in your room. Keep your bottle warmer in the bedroom to feed the baby and take turns bottle feeding. This was easier for us than to breastfeed at night. The bottle also helped me know how much breast milk my son was receiving. Another tip that worked for me is to transition him to a toddler bed at 20 months this prevented him from ever climbing out of the crib. 

 

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 109: @TOGETHERINBIRTH WITH MARISOL GARCIA

 

This week we invited Marisol Garcia, owner of Together in Birth to the show. She's a birth and postpartum doula and her company focuses on educating and empowering women and couples to achieve the birth they desire. They also provide prenatal education classes, workshops, services and guidance throughout the pregnancy and postpartum journey.

In this episode you will learn what a doula does, how can they help both the Mom and her partner have a better birth  experience, how do they help before, during and post labor.  Why she believes that childbirth is a women's rights issue. 

Marisol received her doula training from Birth Goddess Midwifery, she is a certified childbirth educator, has completed traditional Mexican rebozo workshops for use in labor & postpartum and most recently completed an intense 9 month cultural postpartum course focused on traditional Mexican herbs & cerradas (closing of the hips) for the postpartum mother with Indigemama Ancestral Healing.

 She is also the mother of two sons. Her own birth experiences serve to inform her work and how she supports mothers in their own journey's. 

She shares with us her experiences as a doula and as the founder of the Latina Mothers Collaborative a group of mothers in the birthing profession who provide support and resources to other mommas. 

If you are expecting a baby, planning to get pregnant or know someone that is pregnant, this is a great episode for you!

Learn more about our guest and her work on her website: Togetherinbirth.com or find her on Instagram @togetherinbirth. 

Show Notes: 

Together in Birth

The Bradley Method

Latina Mothers Collaborative

Tips and Picks: 

Affirmation Cards for Labor

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally  

Organic Tampons and cloth pads

 

 

 

EPISODE 108: LIFE COACH-LESLEY YADON

 

This week’s guest is Lesley Yadon, a life coach who specializes in supporting mothers. She talked to us about how to have less guilt, and more joy in our motherhood experiences.

She explained to us what a life coach is and shared her strategies to help mothers care for their minds, bodies and souls during pregnancy and in the first few months of parenthood. 

She also shares with us how she chose this career after her own pregnancy and birthing journey left her feeling inadequate. 

In this honest conversation, the ladies talk about how we focus on “things” we need to buy to get ready for a new baby but rarely talk about how to prepare emotionally for the changes that motherhood brings.  They discuss how they felt after having a baby and how they navigated their complex emotions. 

Lesley shares her strategies to manage on the top areas of concern for most mothers, guilt and worry.

We also talk about specific exercises that you can start TODAY to increase mindfulness and be a more centered, and calm mother.

Plus, learn more about life coaching, how it differs from therapy and why it’s a worthy investment.

Tip and Picks of the Week:

Lesley Yadon: If you feel scattered or erratic. Take deep cleansing breaths and breathe out slowly through your mouth as if you are breathing through a straw. Take three deep breaths every morning to start the day centered. While taking deep breaths, envision white light filling your body and cleansing tension. In the second breath, imagine filling your body with gratitude and send it out through your feet. During the third breath you set the intention for the day. For example, “Today i’m going to be calm.”

Paulina: My morning ritual is that I open the windows and let air in. This immediately changes the energy in the room and enhances my mood. I follow this by putting music on and that helps me get going and have the kids get ready. Light and music make a huge difference in my life. At night, I open the window and put on candles to help set the mood for sleep time. These two rituals help me transition into and out of my day. 

Bricia: I stretch with my baby every morning. I grab a yoga mat and we do it together. He also follows the breathing techniques. This is a great way to introduce kids to mindfulness and relaxation rituals. It’s also another way to share time together.

Show Notes

Lesley’s tips and recommendations on mindfulness:  

Lesley’s Gifts to Our Listeners:  

  • How to have a happier, stress free morning":  Happier Morning
  • How to create a Blessingway. A ritual for expectant mothers.  Blessingway

Find more of Lesley by visiting her site

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @_supermamas and check out our community page for more! 

 

EPIDSODE 107: CRISTELA ALONZO

 

We are so excited to share our conversation with our dear friend Cristela Alonzo the voice of “Cruz Ramirez” in the new Disney/Pixar Cars 3 movie! There’s so much good in this episode. You don’t want to miss a minute of it!

Cristela is a history maker! In 2014, she became the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star in her own primetime comedy, Cristela. You may also recognize her from her hilarious Netflix special Lower Classy.

We talked to her about life lessons, broken teeth, Selena dreams and being the “good” Latina daughter.

We hear the story about how the Supermamas and Cristela are almost like sisters!

She shares the special message she hopes Cars 3 delivers to kids all over the country and what it feels like to be a part of such a big Disney franchise.

We hear all about the Supermamas that have inspired her, including her mother and sister.

Paulina also shares a story about the pressure our daughter’s face and why this movie was especially significant for her at this moment in time.

Cristela drops valuable knowledge about how to deal with haters and bullies both online and in-person. You don’t want to miss how dealing with a high school bully gave her the resilience to push through defeat in her life.  

This is a dynamic chat you don’t want to miss. Share this episode with a friend!

Show Notes:

Cars 3 Trailer

Cristela

Lower Classy

La Guelaguetza

Paulina’s First Press Junket

Super Mamas Cars Movie Review

Tips and Picks:

Paulina's Tips: Epsom salts are great for swollen feet that can happen to  pregnant mom’s. Check out this recipe for Lavender epsom salts. Another tip is to make sure you have a pregnancy pillow like this one. These two things will ensure you get a good night’s sleep in your second trimester.

Cristela’s Tip: Do things that you used to love as a kid! It’s a great reminder of simpler times. If you have kids it's a good way to let them see a more playful side of you. 

Bricia’s Tip: Get yourself some adult toys and show yourself love from time to time. This tip applies to our child free listeners too. (You’re welcome)

Summer Fun Tips: Plan a playdate for your kids. Create games for them to be outside and active. Remember to allow time just for free play without technology. 

Keep up with Cristela on Instagram and Twitter:@cristela9