Episode 205: Event Planning 101 with Evelyn Jimenez of @HarlowPlanning

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Time for a new episode! This week we talk to Evelyn Jimenez of Harlow Planning. Now a major part of team Super Mamas (she turns our SM Social dreams into reality ✨), she was one of our first guests on the show and now she’s back with updates. Evelyn talks about how she made the jump from corporate life to running her event company full time and how you need to be confident & relentless when it comes to following your dreams. Plus she shares tips on how to throw your own event!

Before the interview, we talk about how summer is winding down but we still have lots of plans. Paulina is working out everyday and Bricia has a trip to Baja this weekend. Also, the book is coming out in just a few months and you can pre-order it on Target, Amazon and Barnes & Noble now! Screenshot your pre-orders and tag us on Instagram - you know we love and appreciate your support! 😝

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina’s tip is to pack ahead of time for a trip. When she was getting ready to leave to Oaxaca, she realized she normally leaves packing to the last minute, but for this trip she started packing a few days early and packed her essentials like deodorant + makeup right before she left. It helped her feel a lot less stressed, especially since she was traveling with the baby.

Bricia’s tip is loving Babe Waves Hair Waving Iron from theproductjunkie.com. She has the straightest hair, but this wand gives her mermaid hair. It’s not beach waves, but mermaid hair. It takes a while but it has a really good tutorial and she is obsessed! Also, please pre-order the book. 🙏🏽

Links

Follow Evelyn on Instagram at @harlowplanning.



Episode 204: From Mall Punk to Jefa Life with Patty Delgado of @hijadetumadre

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August is here and we have a new episode for you! This week we interview Patty Delgado of Hija de tu Madre. She’s a plant-mom 🌿 who created Hija de tu Madre to be a safe space that is empowering and represents latino culture. Patty talks to us about how she created her lifestyle brand, how hard it can be to build a team & work with different personalities, and her support system that is her parents & the Jefas Crew.  

Before the interview, Paulina is talking about how excited she is to be in Oaxaca right now (yes, we pre-recorded this intro 😬) and both mamas remember how they used to perform at the Guelaguetza in Oaxaca. We’re also talking about the new lingo that we learned during our interview with Patty. 😂 #mallPunk #mallChola

Pick or Tip of the Week

Bricia’s recommendation this week is a massage ball. She’s been using a GoFit 5 inch Massage Ball - Muscle Pain Management. There’s so many different options on Amazon and honestly it’s like an at home massage. 

Paulina’s pick this week is Hugh Spa in Koreatown, Los Angeles. She got a 30 minute scrub and a one hour massage where the woman got on top of her and was stepping on her, kneeing her, elbowing her - it was the best massage she had in a long time AND it was only $100. The spa is women only, very mellow and different from other Korean spas, but she is definitely making this a monthly thing.

Links

Follow @hijadetumadre and Jefa Patty Delgado @partyskinny on Instagram.

Learn more about Dr. Dharius Daniels, guest speaker at Oasis LA, here.

Shop apparel, beauty, and more at  hijadetumadre.com .

Shop apparel, beauty, and more at hijadetumadre.com.







Episode 203: All Things Hatch Chile with Chef Ida Rodriguez of @melissasproduce

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Check it out, it’s a new episode! This week we interview Chef Ida Rodriguez, a corporate chef at Melissa’s Produce, the largest distributor of produce in the United States 🥕🌽🌶 (and at our restaurant!). Hatch Chile season only comes once a year and Chef Ida is teaching us all about it - the history, its heat levels and the BEST ways to eat the chiles. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can experience a live chile roasting, and make sure you listen to the episode with snacks, because it’s going to make you hungry! 🤤

Before the interview, Bricia talks about how she’s hooked on a new show, Euphoria, and how the female characters make her nervous to ever have a daughter. Paulina also had her cumbia party last weekend and it was so much fun! It was chill, there was good bites of food, and even the cops made an appearance! 🚔🚨 It might have to be an annual party. 😉 They also attended an all-women-in-the-restaurant-industry brunch and had a great time speaking with so many empowering intellectual women. 

On another note, we want to send love, healing energy & prayers to the families of the victims and all others affected by the senseless shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We talk about the festival during this episode, but we recorded the interview prior to the incident which is why we don’t mention it during the episode. We’re sending lots of light to all those suffering because of these shootings. 

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina is currently loving the lotion she was gifted by Leah of Brujita Skincare. It’s a Palo Santo + Jasmine lotion. Lately she’s been having issues with perfumes on skin, but this after applying this lotion, the scent really mellows out and she’s received so many compliments. Follow @brujitaskincare on Instagram and check out her restock on brujitaskincare.com in August!

Bricia’s pick is Euphoria on HBO because it’s THAT good. Watch it here.

Links

Follow @melissasproduce on Instagram

Check out Hatch Chile Roasting dates and locations in your area!



Episode 202: The Benefits & Frustrations of Being Bilingual with Lizet Alvarez of @chiquisocial

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Hey super mamas, we’re back with another new episode! This week we’re interviewing Lizet Alvarez of Chiqui Social. She’s talking about how she created the bilingual social club & event space that is Chiqui Social, the courage & dedication it takes to work on your passion project (spoiler alert: it’s not easy), and the shame that some latinos receive for not speaking Spanish. Lizet is also sharing great tips for practicing Spanish with your kids at home, and we know we’ll be putting our kids to work!

Before the interview, we talk about our favorite time of the year - summer! Paulina’s life has been super chill & easy lately since her husband is working a lot and Krista & Sabina are in Mexico. She’s had a lot of extra time for self-care but she’s really missing her family time. Bricia’s husband was also out of town this weekend so she took her son to Disney’s California Adventure, went swimming and played super smash brothers. Both super mamas are loving this summer and are soaking it all in!

Pick or Tip of the Week

Sorry team tampon, Paulina’s pick is for all the pad lovers. #padsquad 😆 This is pad you’ve been searching for. They’re from the Honey Pot Company and they’re made with cotton & essential oils. It’s been helping her feel fresh, clean, and this is the first time she’s actually enjoying the smell. 😂

She also has an extra tip this week! Her sister, Elizabeth, introduced her to a podcast called Sex with Emily. It’s all about sex, relationships and more, so definitely don’t listen to it around the kids. The podcast mentions the vibrator, Moxie by We-Vibe, which is controlled via Bluetooth and is now on Paulina’s birthday wish list. 

Bricia has an anti-tip this week and wants suggestions from you! She bought a new booster seat for her son, but every time he naps in the car, his head falls forward. She bought him a neck pillow which works because it keeps his neck upright but then he folds over (check out the picture below). There’s also those weird headband things to hold his head back but her son thinks “it’s too silly” so that’s not really an option.

What’s your favorite product out there for this problem, mamas? Please send us your suggestions, tips, hacks, inventions - we want to know!

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Links

Follow @chiquisocial on Instagram and learn more about the studio at chiquisocial.com.


Bonus Episode: Four Years of Super Mamás

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Surprise! It’s our 200th episode… again. We got a little sidetracked last week 🤷🏽‍♀️ so we’re giving you a bonus episode on the exact date we released our first episode four years ago. We’re reintroducing ourselves, talking about the growth within ourselves & our families, and interviewing each other about the biggest misconceptions our listeners have about us and more. Stay tuned at the end of the episode where we talk about what’s next for us!

We also want to say thank you to every single one of you. From our day one listeners to our new listeners, we’re so grateful for the Super Mamás Sisterhood. You have attended our meetups, panels, events, call our hotline to share your Super Mama Moments and introduce yourselves when you see us out & about. We’ve have grown as a community and created so many new friendships. It’s been a great journey and we’re excited to see what’s next for all of us. Maybe Beyoncé or JLo will perform at the Super Mamás Social one day. 😂😉

We want to know what your favorite Super Mamás memory is! Tell us your favorite episode & guest, your favorite Super Mamás event memory, the friendships you’ve made, anything. We could not do this without you!

Pick or Tip of the Week

If you’re a new listener, these picks are going to show you their exact personalities. This will tell you exactly who Bricia is and who Paulina is.

Paulina’s pick is the best item she’s gotten this summer - a pulling cart. “I needed something to carry all my shit. You know I’m the bag lady? Well now I'm the carrito lady.” She’s going to dump all her kids, bags, girl scout cookies, and she thinks every family should have one.

Bricia’s pick is bougie - her expensive ass Dyson Airwave Blowdryer. Sometimes she hates washing her hair because she has to wait for it to dry before styling it, but with the Dyson, she can go from wet hair to dry hair in 12 minutes. It was $600 but she uses it every single day and even took it on her bougie ass vacation. Worth it.

Links

Want to suggest a new guest, tell us about your pick of the week or share some love? Send us an email to hello@supermamas.com.

Check out our real jobs! Learn more about our restaurant, Guelaguetza, at ilovemole.com and check out our favorite michelada mix at ilovemicheladas.com.

You can preorder our new book, Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico, at Target or Amazon now.

Follow @drinkmamarabbit on Instagram for more updates.



Episode 201: Twinning, Postpartum Struggles, and Sidewalk Talk with @Sisanie of 102.7 KIIS FM

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It’s the next episode! 😉 This week, we talk to Sisanie, co-host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest on 102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles. She’s a busy, working mom just like a lot of us - co-hosting with one of the biggest personalities on the planet, raising her one year old twins Aiza & Maxon, and hosting her own podcast. She lets us know how she balances it all and what she still needs to work on. You’ll definitely want to listen to this real, down-to-earth chica!

Before the interview, Bricia talks about still being on vacation mode and how much she’s enjoying her summer. Paulina also shares her Super Mama Moment that will have you laughing out loud. 😂 Plus in honor of four years of the podcast, we’ve added a new segment - fire questions - and the answers will reveal a lot about a person.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina’s tip this week is to reuse! She recycles all the gift bags, tissue paper and plain blank cards that she gets from her daughters’ birthday parties. She also has her girls make their own birthday cards for their friends’ birthdays. Bricia chimes in with her hack of saving Eddie’s artwork from school and turning them into birthday cards as well.

Bricia’s pick is the show Black Monday on Showtime. Set in 1987, it’s about the worst stock market crash in the history of wall street. She binge-watched it during her flight to Hawaii last week. It’s super funny and gives her Wolf of Wall Street vibes. You can watch it here.

Links

Follow @sisanie on Instagram.

Listen to On Air with Ryan Seacrest from 5AM-10AM every morning on 102.7 KIIS FM.

Listen to her podcast, Twinning with Sisanie, on the iheartradio app and wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Episode 200: Surprise Weddings, Responsibilities and New Stages of Life: #Adulting with @LernandoFopez

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It’s our 200th episode! We’re celebrating this major milestone with a special guest - our favorite 😉 brother, Fernando Lopez. This week, we talk to Fernando about how much his life has changed since our last interview with him. From his recent surprise wedding to realizing he’s ready to prepare for a secure financial future (#adulting), Fernando has basically grown up in a month and we’re very proud sisters! 

Before the interview, Bricia talks about her successful Hawaiian vacation of piña coladas with tequila añejo and I Love Micheladas mix, and Paulina shares how she survived five hours in the car across the border with her kids.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Fernando has a lot of picks this week. He has been learning all things real estate so he’s informed when he’s ready to buy a new property. He loves listening to the Bigger Pockets Podcast - the earlier episodes are his favorite! He also enjoys watching real estate agent and investor, Stephan Graham, on YouTube. His final tips are true gems: “Wear sunscreen, get a good hat, and get a bottle of I love Micheladas mix and make drinks at home with your friends instead of going to the bar.”

Paulina has two picks this week. First, she loves Airbnb. It’s easy and has great deals if you search far enough in advance. Second, she’s had some trouble keeping her hair color purple and doesn’t want to go to the salon for a touch up every three weeks, but since she started using Celeb Luxury Viral Colorwash and it has made a huge difference keeping her purple nice and vibrant.

Finally, Bricia also echoes Fernando’s tip about wearing sunscreen. She is loving Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Lotion. Whether you use SPF 15, 30 or 50, it doesn’t leave you all white and she didn’t peel or burn. Fernando also suggests a big hat from Home Depot, but to each their own. 😉

Links

Follow us on Instagram! @LernandoFopez @bricialopez @iampaulinalopez

Follow ilovemicheladas.com on Instagram at @ilovemicheladas and like us on Facebook.

Visit us at our restaurant, Guelaguetza, in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more at ilovemole.com, follow us on Instagram at @laguelaguetza and like our page on Facebook.

Check out Bricia’s blog, Mole and More.

Episode 199: Everything You Need to Know about Your Child's Skincare with Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez

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A new month is here and so is a new episode! This week we talk to pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez, about all things baby skincare. We also ask her your Instagram questions about baby acne, dry skin and other skin conditions we can’t pronounce. 😂 Bricia also talks about her embarrassing deodorant moment and Paulina realizes maybe she is the cause of her girls’ skin issues. You won’t want to miss this informative episode!

Our Conversation with Dr. Gonzalez

What is an appropriate skin care routine for a 10 year old? When should a child have a skincare routine?

At what age is it normal to start seeing acne?

Can you prevent acne when you’re young? How?

The difference between eczema and psoriasis

Does diet affect atopic dermatitis?

Are there any natural options for treating eczema?

Does eczema ever go away? Is it something that can be cured or is it always present?

[Are the pimples] on baby’s cheeks due to the yeast in a hormone that is present in the baby or the mom? Is there anything you can do to prevent it or treat it?

What is keratosis pilaris? How can we prevent it and treat it?

How can I help my son with pityriasis versicolor? 

What causes molluscum contagiosum?

My two year old has constant dry skin around her mouth. What can be causing this?

What are the best sunscreens for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, etc.?

I never put lotion on my son. Is that something I should be doing?

What are some chemicals or ingredients we should avoid on the skin?

What is a sulfate?

Are essential oils good for your skin?

What is the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant? 

Is there a natural antiperspirant? 

How often should kids take a shower? Is it necessary for kids to take a shower everyday?

My baby has a big problem with diaper rash. What’s the policy with airing out that area down there?

Should we wash baby’s butt after a poop?

Pick or Tip of the Week

Dr. Gonzalez is loving Dove’s Volume + Fullness Dry Shampoo. Her hair started shedding after her baby was born and again after weaning from breastfeeding (which can sometimes happen whenever there’s a hormonal shift) but the volumizing shampoo really makes her hair look thicker! It helps soak up the oil and smells amazing.

Since we’re talking about skin, Paulina has been dealing with dry scalp. She washes her hair once a week and uses this massaging hair brush to help stimulate her scalp. It really helps the shampoo wash her scalp evenly and has made a huge difference, plus helps provide that clean feeling.

Bricia’s pick is something she thinks every woman should have in her wardrobe: nipple covers. Bricia found this great brand on Amazon that is inexpensive and made with great material.

Episode 198: Child Safety & Home Organization with Dr. Kendi

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June is National Safety Month! This week we’re talking to Dr. Kendi, Medical Director of Safe Kids Worldwide, about the best ways to keep your home safe & organized for your little ones. We also talk about why it’s important to start baby proofing BEFORE the baby arrives and we ask her to answer your Instagram Story questions. 

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Tide.

Our Conversation with Dr. Kendi

Let’s start with baby-proofing 101: When you are introducing a child into your home, at what point should you start childproofing? 

Do you have any personal hacks when [standard baby proofing] items don’t work? Are there any products that you are absolutely loving right now or that you can recommend?

What is the #1 injury or accident you see in your patients that can be fixed with organization or safety precautions?

How worried should I be about [my kids] putting dirt, bugs or plants in [their] mouth? 

What information should all parents leave behind for a babysitter, parents or anyone who is watching their kids [in case of emergency and] at all times?

How do you keep your little ones away from the stove or oven?

Is there any cleaning supplies that are safe and natural for kids/family and pets or do you recommend that people start making their own?

At what age is it appropriate to start letting them use knives or sharp objects around the kitchen? 

For a curious child, getting ahold of laundry packets can be extremely dangerous, and they need to be handled with great care to prevent unintended exposure. Do you have any tips on how to limit that exposure?

How do you secure a home with stairs and a toddler who climbs over all the baby gates?

I’ve seen videos of kids climbing over and escaping their cribs. What advice do you have for those parents? 

How do you secure the front door with a toddler/child that can reach all the locks?

How do you recommend hiding TV/internet/phone wires from teething children?

Do you have any safety tips when leaving tweens/teens home alone? What are some skills the kids should have in order to be left alone? 

How do you organize hazardous toys that your older children love but could be a choking hazard for little ones?

Pick or Tip of the Week

We must love keeping tidy if all of our picks have to do with organization and cleaning. 😂 Dr. Kendi has a busy schedule as a full time physician, researcher, and with her husband & daughter. She is loving Google Keep, a new task list app that updates in real time. She can jot down notes, attach pictures, and create a grocery list to assign to her husband on her busiest days. 😉 It’s now available on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. 

Paulina suggests baskets as her organizational tip. From tiny baskets to big baskets, she has them filled with toys in the living room, bedroom, and the hallway. Not only do they look pretty, but they also hide the mess!

Bricia’s cleaning pick is the Tide PODS Free and Gentle: Laundry Detergent Packs. Not only does the white box look great when it’s high up on the counter, but she loves them so much more than the liquid detergent. Who knew there was so much innovation out there? 

Links

Visit Popsugar.com for more tips on how to have a tidy & safe home and look for the article titled, “Unexpected Areas en Tu Casa That Could Use a Kid-Safety Upgrade”.


For more tips on child safety around the home, check out this video here.

Epsiode 197: Keeping Up with the Super Mamás: Summer is Here!

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SUMMER IS HERE and we’re back with a brand new episode! This week we’re talking about our summer plans (and lack of). While Bricia & family are planning a trip to Hawaii (shout out to Delta!) and a full immersion musical experience for Eddie, Paulina is scrambling but planning her own time off without the kids. We also check in and talk about how both our super mamas “lost their flow” after the social but are determined to be kind to themselves & get back on track. Remember that you can get knocked down many times but all you have to do is get up again!

Pick or Tip of the Week

Sometimes you have to do a little grooming, ahem, “downstairs” to prep for a summer of shorts, skirts and bathing suits. Bricia is loving sugaring as an alternative to waxing. It’s a mixture of sugar, lemon juice and water and tends to be gentler than waxing. If you’re nervous about the pain, Paulina recommends this razor, similar to one she uses.

Paulina is sharing some advice this week: “Be kind to yourself. And if you feel like you failed yourself, it’s okay.” Remember, the official theme song for Super Mamás goes, “I get knocked down, but I get up again…”

Links

Maqueos Music: https://www.facebook.com/MaqueosMusic

Episode 196: Live from the Super Mamás Social w/ WORDAFUL's Liz Hernandez on the word, REFLECTION

 
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Today’s episode is the final installment of our 3-part series of our Super Mamás Social with WORDAFUL’S Liz Hernandez! We break down the word REFLECTION and what our respective reflection journeys have been. From loving to what we see in the mirror, to choosing cooperation over comparison and learning that best work we can ever do is the work on ourselves- gems.are.dropped. We also open the floor to the audience members to share their own experiences with how they reflect in their daily lives.

Mic Drop Moments w/ Liz Hernandez

“[Reflection means that] the world that i see is my mirror. Everything that I believe, everything that I do & don’t do is reflected back to me.”

“every decision [I make] is a reflection back to me”

“how I feel about myself will then indicate what I attract”

“the best work you can ever do, is the work you do on yourself”

“you can compare or cooperate”

“The key [to consistency] is to pick ONE thing and stick with it”

“Confidence is coming in faith”

 

Episode 195: Live from the Super Mamá Social w/ the iconic Emmy Award Winner, Myrka Dellanos on Faith & Community

 
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This week we have the 2nd part of our series from the Super Mamás Social panels. Today, we are sharing our conversation with the iconic Myrka Dellanos; a two time Emmy award-winning journalist who has gained credibility and the love of millions in the United States and Latin America.  We talk about her spiritual journey and the importance of keeping our faith through hardships (as these only make us stronger) and doing things with excellence and breaking all stereotypes.  

Also, HUGE thank you to @McDonalds for their beautiful activation of floral bouquets with @MadreFlorals at our Social! It was SO beautiful. & for their delicious coffee from #McCafe in our mom lounge.

Our conversation with Myrka Dellanos

How did you come into your faith, and how does faith shape who Myrka is today?

What are some of those hardships you’ve had in your life that you are most proud of today?

Today, we are here on this stage because of women like you who have opened so many doors for women who talk and look like us.  Who have been those women to you? And who would you like to be for the next generation of women.

Audience Q&A

What would be your advice for starting your brand in 2019?

How do you think social media has changed the approach of traditional media outlets?

How do you create community in a professional field where you don’t see people like yourself in them?

What is your advice on mom guilt & going back into the work force?

How do you find that extra energy that pushes your forward?

 

Episode 194: Live from the Super Mamás Social w/ Two-Time Grammy Award Winner, Melanie Fiona

 
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We are back with our 3-part series of our Super Mamás Social panels! This week we are sharing our conversation with Two-time Grammy Award winner, Melanie Fiona. Her distinctive, powerful voice and tone has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls. As a new mother, Melanie is passionate about creating supportive spaces for women and mothers to be educated and inspired by one another. We discuss her birth story video on YouTube, how she navigates expectations & so much more.

Our Interview with Melanie Fiona

One of the topics you spoke up in such a raw and truthful way was your birth story- Looking back at that video, uploaded in 2016, at your most vulnerable, how do you compare Melanie then to Melanie now ?

A lot of us, after giving birth are eager to go” back to normal, or to who we were”  Or even that word of “bouncing back” we see it everywhere, magazines, shows, songs, popular culture, the “bounce back” the “come back” not realizing that we will never go back, but in fact we are moving forward and evolving. Being a public figure- how did you navigate those expectations from “others”? what have you learned from your experience and what would you like to share with someone that is feeling that pressure today?

I LOVED your video titled ‘why you, me and CArdiB’ deserve to celebrate our pregnancies What do you think we need to be doing to reprogram this part of brain who lies to us everyday with who need to be... and what do you think our responsibility is as women to change this perception in the world?   

I love this idea of having the soundtrack of our lives and us being the author of our song. I know technology can be seen as many things good, bad you name it but if anything, what it has done its given us the power and ability to find our voices and fully express how we really feel and what we really think. How has your show helped you in that aspect, and what would you say to anyone who feels in the fence about starting their own creative projects?

 

Episode 193: Keeping up with the Super Mamas, Building A Stronger Faith Through Pregnancy Loss

 
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After a 2-week break, we are officially back to talk about our past couple of weeks of highs and lows. After an absolute success of the Social, our family received devastating news a couple days later. Our fellow Super Mamá suffered a miscarriage. This past week has been one of the toughest for our family and we had to take a moment away. For the women who are currently going through something similar, this episode is for you. You are not alone. Even through the darkest times, God is with you.

As hard as this episode was to record, it may be hard to listen. We do go into detail of the physical affects of a miscarriage and you may not want your little ones in the room. 

Links

Oasis Church- YouTube Channel

 

Episode 192: Rockabye Baby's Executive Producer, Lisa Roth

 

This week we interview Lisa Roth, executive producer of the highly successful franchise, Rockabye Baby. Since its debut in 2006, Lisa has helped launch close to 80 studio albums packed with Lullaby versions of songs by artists from The Beatles and Jay-Z to Rihanna and Adele. She’s on the show today to share what inspired this idea, how she got it started, all the ups and downs of her journey and Rockabye Baby’s newest and exciting release of Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of Juanes! A thirteen-song collection spanning nearly two decades of hits, Lullaby Renditions of Juanes takes ‘una hora de dormir normal’ to the next level, and is Rockabye Baby's first-ever release in the Latin music world.

For a sneak peak before it’s official release on May 3rd, Listen to La Camisa Negra HERE

Our Conversation with Lisa Roth

Tell us a little bit about yourself

How did you get into creating lullabies for kids?

What have been some of the ups and downs throughout your 14 year journey of Rockabye baby

Do you have any tips for mom’s who wish to follow through with their great ideas? What was the atmosphere like that allowed you to speak your mind?

What are the nuts and bolts of creating a lullaby out of a popular song?

What is your favorite part of the process?

How do you and your team choose what music to release? Did you have mom/parent-focus groups for the music and if so are there any parenting-related insights you can share with us?

What has been your most favorite project so far?

What and when will you be releasing this week?

Where can we hear it?

Follow Rockabye Baby! on Instagram as @RockabyeBabyMusic Facebook, Twitter as @RockabyeBaby and visit their website for more information, rockabyebabymusic.com. You can find them on all streaming services, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube and Amazon.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Lisa shared tons of great picks this week, from her favorite hair mousse from EVO to Transcendental meditation. Also, if you’re getting into the meditation space, she recommends using the Calm App.

Bricia chimed in on the guided mediation train and recommended Audible’s Guided Meditations , “Sleep Better” by Aaptiv and “Morning Meditations for Daily Magic by Movewith.

Paulina has been going through a lot of hair challenges. She recently discovered the power of Castor Oil and purchased it to promote her eyelash and brow growth. She also bought empty mascara tubes for easy application and to share (because the bottle is HUGE)!

 

Episode 191: Bringing Texas to LA, Briana Valdez from HomeState

 
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This week on the show we have Briana Valdez, aka “Breezy” Chief Queso Ambassador of HomeState. Prior to opening HomeState, Briana had never run a business but that didn’t stop her from carving her way into the restaurant industry with one goal in mind- to share her and her families’ story of Texas through food. With her third location opening in Playa Vista soon, Briana takes us through her journey of opening her restaurant, the value of mentorship, staying true to herself, how she manages her time and self care.

Before the interview, Paulina and Bricia discuss last week’s episode and how they spend their Easter Weekend.

Our conversation with Briana Valdez

How did you get HomeState started? What did you do before and where did the inspiration come from?

What made you want to get into the restaurant business? & how did you “carve your way into it” ?

What do you love the most about mentoring? What have you gained?

Best mentor advice you’ve received?

Do you have any tricks on time management? How do you organize yourself?

Do you practice self care? & how?

What is the one thing that you told you yourself that you wouldn’t do as a mom that you’re doing now?

You can follow Briana Valdez on Instagram as @helloitsbreezy and her restaurant @HomeState. Find a HomeState location near you, on myhomestate.com

Pick or Tip of the Week

When she gets home, Breezy LOVES to watch Friends on Netflix. Also, her secret to her beautiful and glowing skin is Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate, Psssst, she says this is the cure to all the nights of not washing her face.

Bricia and Paulina bond over putting essential oils or perfume in their Eucerin lotion.

 

Episode 189: Following our Instinct, Finding Community & Prioritizing Self-Care with Zoila Darton

 
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This week on the show, we have Zoila Darton- NY native turned LA resident and Head Dot Connector of WORD Creative. Zoila is a born connecter and believes fostering community creatively will save the world- basically, an incredible human. We talk all about her birthing story and the grueling aftermath, her journey in finding community in LA as an outsider, how she practices self care and her other baby, her thriving business.

Our Conversation with Zoila Darton

What was your birthing experience like?

How did you find community when you moved to LA ? Who helps you?

What inspired you to start WORD? What does it stand for?

What is your morning routine/ritual that helps you stay grounded & present?

What is the one thing that you told you yourself that you wouldn’t do as a mom that you’re doing now?

You can follow Zoila on IG at @ZoilaDarton, her agency at @word.agency and check out her new podcast, The Women I Know.

Pick or Tip of the Week

If you would also like to pull a card, pick up Zoila’s first pick-Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck by Marcella Kroll and find clarity and guidance through divination. While you’re at it, book yourself an 80-min massage at the very trendy the NOW Massage boutique. Take a minute for yourself.

Bricia’s pick this week is the Fighting with my Family movie. It’s all the things you want in a family-friendly movie: funny, empowering and incredibly inspirational. It’s now playing in theaters.

If you’ve been following Paulina on IG (which you totally should be!) she' recently organized her pantry. She used leftover glass containers and these cute chalkboard stickers to label everything. Check out her post about it here.

 

Episode 188: Entrepreneurship, owning one’s worth & raising critical thinkers with @Hautemommie

 
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This week on show we have #MomBoss Leslie Antonoff - creator of the Hautemommie blog, co-creator, executive producer and star of Aspire’s culinary series, Butter + BROWN and Founder of Sweet Knowledge Clothing Company. We talk entrepreneurship, her incredible mindset that has lead her to live without fear, accepting help without shame, the important lessons she’s instilled in her three daughters, the most important lesson she learned from her own mother & so much more. 

Before the interview, Paulina and Bricia speak on #momguilt. After spending a weekend in SF and now a couple of days in Nashville, Paulina is reallyyyy feeling it. Also, Bricia contemplates sending Eduardo off to Oaxaca for 4 weeks- should she do it?? Comment below! 

Our conversation with @Hautemommie 

How the @Hautemommie twitter account developed into a blog

Turning @Hautemommie into a business 

The most difficult challenge being a blogger

Getting Butter + BROWN off the ground

The why behind Sweet Knowledge Clothing Company

The importance of accepting help

The most important lesson passed on to her daughters

The most important lesson passed on from her mother

Follow Leslie on IG as @Hautemommie and Twitter as @Hautemommie. Also, follow her on @ButterandBrown and @SweetKnowledgeClothing

Pick or Tip of the Week

Leslie’s pick comes from her “Not your mamas book club”! Get yourself of a copy of The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. Lawyer turned New York Best Selling author illustrates a story of a black women being loved and cared for- absolutely a must read!

As you all know, Bricia is the plant lady. Her secret to keeping her plants alive? This Super Green Lucky Bamboo Fertilizer

Paulina’s most recent read/listen is Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist- the title says it all. Also, based off her last week’s tip, Paulina invested in this compost bin.

 

Episode 187: Keeping it Real with Dr. Shapiro

 
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Apart from March being Women History month, it’s also Nutrition month! We have pediatrician Dr. Shapiro dropping knowledge on all things nutrition. We talk the 9 essentials nutrients that are essential to our kids diet, the ways we can keep our children healthy & fun ways to incorporate milk into both our and our children’s diets. Also, "Dr. Shaps"  helps Paulina overcome her mom guilt and helps us all debunk old Latino health myths. This episode is brought to you by FuertesConLeche.com!

Before the interview, Paulina and Bricia debrief on the weekend and all things Eduardo’s birthday. From the food, to the balloons and of course, the Red Ranger 🤣

Our conversation with Dr. Shapiro

What made you decide on becoming a doctor? 

The reason why the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages milk with most meals

The 9 essential nutrients that kids are lacking & how milk can help us supplement it

  Protein, calcium, Vitamin D, phosphorus, B Vitamins, Vitamin A, Potassium- explained

Creative ways to incorporate milk into our diets to make it more nutritious- licuado de platano, overnight oats, and our all-time favorite, enfrijoladas

What happens when we stop supplementing our bodies with calcium and vitamin D 

How we can combat this statistic- 1 out of 2 kids 9 years and older in the United States is not consuming enough calcium, potassium, and vitamin D

The importance of having balanced nutritious meal and tips for getting our kids moving

VERDICT- Is it Paulina’s fault that her daughter went back into the hospital? 

RSV explained 

Debunking old Latino myths - el aire, hot/cold showers, air conditioning

Pick or Tip of the Week

Dr. Shapiro’s tip is to continuously have family dinners & ask what 3 things you’re most grateful for to every member in the family.

Since Krista is a picky eater and doesn’t eat vegetables, Paulina has compromised with her. Krista is choosing what she has for lunch every week but Paulina gets to add all the vegetables she wants. Pizza? No problem, add more veggies. Also, Paulina recommends you all check out Village Market Place, which provides access to good food the residents of South LA.

Bricia’s tips include medicine and dance! She figured out the perfect way to give Eduardo medicine and it’s genius. We’ll upload the video to IG! & her favorite show to watch with her family is NBC’s World of Dance! Have you all watched?