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?

 

Episode 186- Raising Multiracial Children and Speaking on Social Impact with Elsa Marie Collins

 
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This week on the show we have the lovely, Elsa Marie Collins- social impact leader, activist and all-around powerhouse of a woman. She is the co-founder of social impact consulting group, The Ideateur and lead LA organizer of #ThisIsAboutHumanity. She talks to us about pivoting careers, turning her passion for social impact and politics into a business, being the mother of three multiracial children, talking to her children about race & so much more.

Our Conversation with Elsa Marie Collins

Her purpose and mission in creating BabyTalk LA

How the 2016 election and a vocal injury led to the creation of The Ideateur

& This is About Humanity - her social impact project

How she splits her time into both of her businesses

Recommitting to understanding “no” as a complete sentence

How she balances motherhood and her passions

Receiving and accepting help

Marrying out her race & the response from her family

Her article, “How to Talk to your Kids about Race” & raising multiracial children

Follow Elsa and her projects on Instagram as @ThisIsAboutHumanity, @TheIdeateur and @ElsaMarieCollins.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Elsa swears by her 16oz of pure celery juice- invest in a juicer! She’s seen a huge decline in her acid reflux and her daughter’s eczema has disappeared. Who’s down to try??

Paulina is choosing to compost! Here’s a guide on what it is and how to do it.

In her efforts in making Eduardo Jr. speak more spanish, she’s seeing a lot of success with Originator’s app, Endless Spanish.

 

Episode 185: Re-Parenting Ourselves & Unpacking Intergenerational Trauma with Latinx Parenting

 
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This week on the show we have the co-founders of Latinx Parenting, Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand and Lizeth Toscano. Rooted in social justice, this bilingual organization curates parenting workshops for intergenerational families to practice nonviolence towards themselves, self reflection & connection and overall community wellness for every generation. We unpack the common traumas in our community, how it affects our parenting and explain terms like “Marianismo” and "Familismo” and more.

Before the interview, Bricia gives us an inside on her wild mom’s night out and the perfect unknown park in LA- don’t worry, we’ll share. Click here. Also, Paulina explains why she and her girls LOVED Captain Marvel.

Our conversation with Latinx Parenting

How Latinx Parenting began

The importance of our community understanding brain development and trauma

The most common traumas Latinx parents are struggling with

How our traumas are manifesting in our parenting

Tips of creating boundaries with our parents/in-laws

The importance of being culturally relevant to both intergenerational immigrant and U.S. born Latinx families

You can get in contact with both Lizbeth & Leslie visit their website, www.latinxparenting.org or follow them on Instagram as, @LatinxParenting. You can also follow Lizeth on IG as @LizToscano & Leslie as @comadre.wellness.

For more information on their events, check them out here.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Lizeth’s book recommendations:

The Whole Child
Unconditional Parenting

Lizeth also recommends getting yourself some peppermint and breathe doTerra essential oils from @AceiteMama to fight off any colds! Also, Elderberry has been working wonders for her.

Leslie’s book recommendations:

Parenting From the Inside Out

Parenting with Pride- Latino Style

Raising Nuestros Ninos

Becoming

The Deepest Well

To add to Lizeth’s flu-fighting remedies, Bricia has concocted a special tea- Respiratory Blend from Wild Terra, chopped up ginger, 2 drops of doTerra lemon essential oil & crushed up zinc pill. She has been packing this lukewarm and sending Eddie off to school with it.

 

Episode 184: A Mother’s instinct, Baby Zixta Hospital Scare

 
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This week on the show, Paulina catches us up on her past 2 weeks and her 9 days in the hospital after baby Zixta was diagnosed with pneumonia, bronchitis and RSV. She's here to unload and process what happened, how she dealt with everything, how she and Zixta are doing and what she learned from this experience. 

She also shares some advice for moms going through a similar situation, advice for friends/family who know someone going through the similar situation and the value of being present in your life. It’s a cliche but things change within a split second.

Pick or Tip of the Week

During her hospital visit, Paulina learned a couple of things about mucus and diaper rashes. Here are her fav picks to ease both: Pressure Drum Massage & Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

Bricia recently partnered with the Milk Processor Board to create delicious recipes which you view on her website, here: Mole & More.

Also, did you know that you can know earn money by buying milk? The California Milk Processor Board launched "Moo Money", its first-ever consumer loyalty program! Through April 28, 2019, whenever you buy real milk, all you have to do is snap a picture of their receipt and submit it to www.moomoney.com to receive points into your account. Visit their website to learn more and register! Don’t leave money on the table.

 

Episode 183: Poop, Bloating, Mind/Gut connection & more with Dietician, Sarah Greenfield

 
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Struggling with stomach issues? Well, this episode is for you! This week on the show, we talk all about our digestive health with registered dietician and poop aficionado, Sarah Greenfield AKA Fearless Fig. We learn key strategies to improve our poops, aid constipation, ways to decrease bloating, the magic of enzymes and how our mind plays a HUGE role in gut health. If this doesn’t make you serious about your poops, we don’t know what will.

Want to work with Sarah or learn more? Follow her on IG as @FearlessFig and visit her website, FearlessFig.com.

Our conversation with Sarah Greenfield

What exactly is poop made out of?

How many times a day is considered normal?

How can we read our poop?

The connection between the mind and the gut

Supplements to avoid and supplements to integrate into your diet

Constipation, farting & ways to decrease bloating

Stomach parasites

Broad Spectrum Enzymes- what they are & why we need them

How our diet affects our poop

Positioning on the toilet

Pick or Tip of the Week

Sarah is super into dry brushing right now. It exfoliates you skin, leaving it super soft and leaves it plumped and radiant due to an increase in circulation.

Paulina loves her WaterWipes, which are 99.9% water. As Sarah said, the skin around our butt is very thin and it can easily absorb toxins, so it’s best to stay away from strong fragrance wipes.

Bricia loves her lavender and vanilla Poo-Pourri, Be sure to spray before pooping! It doesn’t work as well post-poop. Since we’re still in flu season, she swears by the doTERRA Oregano & Lemon oil. She puts 6 drops of oregano & 2 drops of lemon in a vegetarian capsules and takes it every 3 days during the flu season. She also takes this Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C.

LINKS

Fearless Fig resources

Bristol Stool Chart

Fearless Mind Program

3-Month Program

Enzymes

Enzyme Magic via @FearlessFig

HUM Nutrition- Flatter Me

Enzyme Science- Intolerance Complex

Pure Encapsulations- Digestive Enzymes Ultra

Supplements

HUM Nutrition Daily Cleanse

Probiotics/ Chlorella/ Spirulina / Zinc / Ox Bile/ Magnesium

 

V-Day Bonus Episode: Dating/Relationship Q&A with Dating Coach, Damona Hoffman

 
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Happy Valentines Day, ladies! We are bringing you a very special V-Day bonus episode with dating coach, TV personality and Dates & Mates podcast host, Damona Hoffman to answer YOUR dating/relationship questions submitted via Instagram.

We touch on single mom dating tips, warning signs to break up with someone, casual versus serious dating, flirting/dating tips, dating after a break-up, sleeping with someone on the first date, how to date your own spouse, plus so many more relationship/dating gems.

Q&A with Damona Hoffman

How did you get into being a dating coach?

Who should go see you?

What are your dating tips for single moms?

How long until they meet your kids?

Casually dating versus serious dating

Where can 40 somethings meet men when online is not working?

Flirting tips

First date tips

Sleeping with someone on the first date

How do you talk about becoming official?

What are the signs to break-up with someone?

Is there a right time to start dating after a big break up?

How do you deal with your own crazy exes in a new relationship? Do you tell your new partner about them?

Dating with you’re married (with your partner, not other people)

Like what you heard? Listen to Damona’s Podcast, Dates & Mates plus follow her on IG as @DamonaHoffman and visit her website DamonaHoffman.com for all the fun resources mentioned on the show, such as the Relationship Bootcamp course.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Damona’s tip is using TaskRabbit to outsource small tasks to free up your time! At the end of the day, it’ll reduce stress between you and your spouse AND allow that freed up time to be spent together

Paulina and her husband LOVE going to the movies for their date nights. She recommends using Fandango as a resource to book your own movie date. You can find a dine-in movie theater that serves food & drinks inside, plus select your seats before arriving. It’s super easy!

After our interview with water healer Rocio Navarro, Bricia booked her appointment and the results are in- IT’S LIFE CHANGING! She recommends you booking your appointment asap. You can use Steamy Chick as a resource as well.

 

Episode 181: Keeping it Real with the Super Mamás

 
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This week on the show we bring you a very special segment where we discuss YOUR super mamá moments of the month presented by FuertesConLeche.com. We also catch you up on what’s going on in our lives- from Krista’s girl scout cookies (& Bricia’s “mole-quitas” proposal), an update on Eddie’s birthday party and we share the perfect recipe for any classroom on Valentine’s Day.

Want to join us in making churros for your class this year for Valentine’s Day? Check out our blog post on Bricia’s churro recipe, here. Make sure to add a bit more salt, per Paulina’s request 🤣 & take a gallon of delicious milk for everyone.

If you want to opt for cookies, check out some recipes out on Fuertes con Leche

Super Mamá Moments of the Month

“I’m Aileen Saucedo with Zeal pressed Juicery in my super mama moment this week was on Sunday when I was invited to speak at the manifest workshop here in Bakersfield and to just share on how I was able to manifest my dreams through the vision board that I created back in 2016 it was my first time speaking to a large group of women and it was so nervous I wanted to bars every time I thought about it but I’m so glad and thankful that I got the opportunity to speak and to inspire other women to dream wildly just as I did!”

@gratitudejoy: I baked my sons’ birthday cake & he loved it

@wonderwoman714: Potty training a 2 year old old.. Head strong but momma puede mas!

@Mayrita_a: Went to the gym, i didn’t want to but I did! Mommy time is important too

@Isabelcirina: Pulled a muscle on my back and almost fainted but managed to breastfeed while waited for help
@raisingspanish: Flew to Houston to help my sister with her business while juggling my real job over the phone and my husband

@madriana91: Gave another mom a bandaid after the birthday girl got a papercut while opening a gift
@iamnormaelizabeth: I sat at my daughter’s cheer competition for 10 hours

@misraicesysemillas: FINALLY started my blog after years of procrastination, 4 kids & being 32 weeks pregnant!

@lizgonzal_f: Partied so hard for SuperBowl, woke up at 7:45. My son starts school at 7:50 #momfail


Want to be featured on our new segment of Super Mama Moments? Email us at hello@supermamas.com or give us a call at (424) 326-3707 to have your moment on the show!

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina gave us a couple of great ways to incorporate milk in your every day! Add milk to frijoles to make them creamy, corn flakes, leche & platano is always a winner or make yourself a delicious licuado de platano y nuez or de fresa and top it off with some ground cinnamon & the best part of it all, is that it’s nutritious- From whole milk to flavored to fat-free milk – even lactose free milk, all of them contain 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high quality protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

You know what else pairs AMAZING with milk? Girls Scout Cookies! Support Krista’s troop by buying your cookies online, here.

If you’re planning on gifting a new mom baby clothes, think again! Bricia recommends purchasing The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. The baby most likely already has everything she/he needs so focusing on the health of the mother is the next on the list!

 

Episode 180: Teen Mental Health with Latinx Therapy

 
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This week on the podcast we tackle teen mental health with Latinx Therapy’s, Adriana Alejandre. Adriana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Speaker that specializes in teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression and trauma. We talk social media, how to talk to our kids about bullying, what teenagers need from their parents, troubling signs to be aware of, body image, gender identity, what therapy looks like & so much more. Moms to teens, this one is for you.

Adriana owns her own practice in Porter Ranch, Counseling and Trauma Therapy. She is also the founder of Latinx Therapy, the podcast and directory to not only find a bilingual Latinx mental health professional, but the place to learn more about taboo-like topics in our culture. 

Adriana was also a single teen mother and has an almost 9 year old son. Giving particular attention to her mental health during the birth of her son helped her realize that she was not alone, and it was this experience that motivated her to specialize in teens. Adriana has been featured in CosmopolitanFairyGodBossHello GigglesAC OnlineFierce by MituUnivision and more.

Our conversation with Adriana Alejandre

When did you start LatinX Therapy?

What types of topics do you specialize in?

What motivated you to start Latinx therapy?

What kind of issues most common amongst teens these days?

What are some things that you would recommend to parents to manage social media usage?

Bullying & Social Media

How can we speak to our teenagers that are going through bullying

What do teenagers need from their parents?

What are some signs that we can identify to take our kids that’s an indicator that they should go see a therapist?

How do you bring up therapy to your child?

What is the best age to talk about mental health to your child

What to deal with THAT friend of your chid’s

How can parents keep that connection with their teen?

How do we address body image with our teens (especially girls)

Gender identity

What is the best way, we as parents can help relieve our kids stress?

What can we expect from taking our teen to therapy

What types of therapy are there for teens?

What does a counseling session look like?

For more information and/or to reach out to Adriana, follow @LatinxTherapy on IG and visit latinxtherapy.com.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Adriana’s tip is to attend a parenting support group in your area. Google “parent support group” and find your closest location and check out her recommended books, here. Also, If you’re a Modern Family fan, watch S.10 Ep.14 where they tackle depression.

If you’re still on the fence about therapy, Paulina recommends reading Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle. This great book outlines how therapy can work for you.

Bricia’s tip to every parent is to watch two movies: Eighth Grade( It outlines the issues that were spoken throughout this interview and how we can all get informed as parents) & Wonder (beautiful film that will show your kid empathy).

 

Episode 179: How to talk about Money with your Partner & Finances 101 with Natalie Torres-Haddad MPA, AWA

 
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This week on the show we have TEDx speaker, award-winning author, financial literacy & mental heath advocate, Natalie Torres-Haddad  MPA, AWA. We talk all about personal finances- from how to have a conversation about money with your partner, what to ask in that conversation, best way to budget, what “runaway spending” really means for you, eliminating debt, real estate and fun tips and tricks to cut unnecessary spending.

Before the interview, Bricia and Paulina talk about planning Eddie’s FIRST birthday party. it’s the first time Bricia will have other kids over (besides the cousins) and the only time of the year Eddie will be able to end candy! We can’t wait for the pics, amiright?

Today’s episode is filled with lots of tips and tricks so be sure to write things down!

Our Conversation with Natalie Torres- Haddad

What does an MPA, AWA specialize in?

Where did this passionate for financial literacy come from?

How do I start the conversation about money with my partner?

How do I save money with my partner?

What do you advice couples to do with combining a savings account?

Having something for yourself before relying on someone else

Mount Saint Mary’s University - The Report on the Status of Women & Girl in CA

“Runaway Spending” , The Cafe Latte Factor & The Trickle Down Affect

Natalie’s 30-day challenge

How do you keep track of everything?

Switching from paperless to paper bills

Creating a space for yourself when paying your bills

Reason why you should get your kids involved at an early age

How do I get out of debt

How do you expect me to save, when I’m living paycheck to paycheck?

When is the best time to shift from saving to investing?

What is the best first real estate purchase?

Natalia’s“Yes You Can Without SuperMan” book announcement


To get in contact with Natalie visit her website, Financially Savvy Latina and follow her on IG @FinanciallySavvyLatina. Be sure to comment your favorite part of your episode on our IG post about today’s episode for your chance to win a ticket to the Financially Fit Makeover Workshop on Feb 2nd. Didn’t get lucky? Visit their website for 50% off the ticket, courtesy of Natalie!

Pick or Tip of the Week

If there is one word to manifest in 2019, Natalia suggest that it should be “FRUGAL.” Making that choice can make a world of a difference for you and your family. Remember, you can still be fun, fabulous AND frugal.

If you haven’t checked out The All New Suze Orman’s Women & Money Podcast, Paulina has been LOVING it. It’s a no bs, straight to the point financial podcast for women. Gain your financial independence now!

Bricia shares her experience with almost declaring bankruptcy and helps us rethink what our our financial options are and the benefits of being financially free.

Links/ Events

4th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Justice Conference at UC Berkeley on February 10th

Mindfulness: The art of designing your life and a prosperous year, March 3, 2019- Use offer code: Super Mamas for $100 off the ticket price

David Bach Finance Books

Mint.com

Playing with Fire: the documentary


 

Episode 178: Water healing & Vaginal Steaming with Energy & Sound healer, Rocio Navarro

 
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This week on the show, we have water healer, aquatic bodyworker, holistic healing artist, Vaginal Steam Hydrotherapist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Counselor, Energy and Sound Healer - Rocio Navarro. She takes us through her journey in becoming a water healer, the water healing experience, the benefits of vaginal steaming, the lowdown on cramping, cranio-sacral therapy, the importance connecting with our womb-self and the value of gaining a state of surrender within oneself, plus so much more.

Before the interview, Paulina and Bricia give us a quick update on their lives. Paulina is having a pretty positive experience with Arian Simone’s Fearless Faith + Hustle: 21 Day Devotional Journey and she’s even following through with one of her New Year resolutions! Yay, Paulina!

Our conversation with Rocio Navarro

How did you begin your water healing journey?

Water Healing

What do people experience while their submerged? What do they discover about themselves?

What are some impactful breakthroughs you’ve experienced as a healer?

How long is a session?

How often would you recommend someone go through this?

Vaginal Steaming

Where did vaginal steaming originate?

What are the benefits?

Who would you recommend it to?

The lowdown on cramping

When is the best time in your cycle to do this?

Vaginal steaming from start to finish-How long, are you naked, does it hurt? What does it feel like?

Cranio-sacral therapy

The importance of our connection with our womb-self

For more information and to contact Rocio, visit her website https://www.rocionavarro.org & follow her on IG @water_healing for updates on her upcoming events. Interested in attending her next Hot Spring Sound bath? Buy tickets here.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Rocio suggests swapping out your Epsom salt bathes for Magnesium flakes/salt during your next bath. It’ll help you sleep and promotes healthy brain function.

Paulina swears by the Melissa oil from DoTerra. She rubbed it onto her baby’s heals every night and it 100% made a difference in calming her down.

Bricia’s tip is to rotate your underwear out every year and purchase 100% cotton (or bamboo) underwear. Think about it. Your 2 year old chonies need to go.


Additional Links

Steamy Chick

Chrissy Teigen

 

Episode 177: Keeping it Real with Claudette Zepeda Wilkins

 
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With her purple hair and all her realness, we have the incredible and unapologetic Claudette Zepede Wilkins back on the show this week,  presented by FuertesConLeche.com! This past Friday we drove down to San Diego to share our moments of tradition with Milk and got down on THE most delicious breakfast at her new restaurant, El Jardín. We sat down and talked about realizing her dream, learning how to accept compliments, embracing our traditions and food, to her recipes and we relived moments about our childhood that we LOVED.

Before the interview, you know who has the keys? Not Paulina, that’s for sure. Paulina takes us through her key adventure which is a great lesson to everyone: get yourself a spare key. Also, SHOUT OUT to our San Diego moms for taking the time to enjoy some matcha with us. WE LOVED MEETING YOU ALL!

Topics

What was your goal in opening El Jardin?

Where do you source your ingredients?

Mexicans embracing Mexican food 

Including our children in our family business

What inspired today’s Milk Menu?

Remembering the moments with milk from our childhood. Who else can eat corn flakes, leche and platano everyday?

Claudette’s recipes with Milk

Why milk is a key ingredient in our traditional dishes

Why milk is important for our kids

Reinventing what “poor mans food” is

What is it like now to have a 13 & 15 year old

Claudette’s first episode with us: EPISODE 101: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE WI/ CLAUDETTE ZEPEDA WILKINS

How would u have been different as a daughter now that you’re a mom?

Links

Holy Matcha 

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Episode 176: Overcoming Anxiety & Feeling Truly Free this 2019

 
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Happy 2019!

Paulina and Bricia are back and ready to take on the new year. Did you notice how minimal we posted during the holidays? Well, we’re here to give you a full breakdown of what happened in those two weeks. We share both Bricia and Paulina’s dream Christmas vacations, their new perspective on overcoming anxiety/fear and their 2019 resolutions.

Topics we hit:

  • Transitioning back into work life after the holiday season

  • Their choice of being more MIA than usual from social media in the past two weeks

  • What we decided to do regarding gifts & ideas we received from you guys!

  • Paulina’s New Year’s getaway to San Diego & Tijuana

  • Bricia’s ultimate Christmas Getaway to Mammoth: how she planned it, where she got all her snow gear (SHOUT OUT REI), her snowboarding lessons & the challenges/feelings she encountered while learning

New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Paulina: learn how to ride a bike, be more active regardless of the activity (hiking & dancing are on top of her list) & to find peace/calmness to prevent anxiety and fear that has prevented her to accomplish her goals in the past. Also, she’s going to begin writing HER story. Who else is excited for this?

  • Bricia: learn how to fall in love with the process and journey rather than the end result. Amen.

Homework Assignment via Bricia

  1. Watch the movie 8th Grade

  2. Create your vision board- Need help? Check out our blog post.

  3. Write a letter for yourself behind your vision board. Check out an example, here.

  4. Record yourself telling your 2019 self what you would want to hear from yourself at the end of the year. Watch it again at the end of 2019.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Bricia- Listen to Second Life’s interview with JLO. OMG the woman is amazing

Paulina- Grab Arian Simone’s new book “Fearless Faith + Hustle: 21 Day Devotional Journey.” A 21-day devotional journey for female entrepreneurs written to increase your walk with God while applying spiritual principles to your life and business. Arian Simone is an absolute badass, you definitely want to add this to your morning routine.

 

Episode 175: Keeping Up with the Super Mamás- Holidays 2018

 
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Today on the show, Paulina and Bricia talk all about Christmas. Sabinas holiday performance, realizing they don’t have “traditional” traditions, Christmas gifting and creating new traditions within their own families. It’s also our last episode in 2018 and we want to thank you all again for being with us on this motherhood journey! See you all in 2019.

Last Pick(s) of 2018!

Paulina suggests do one thing that REALLY excites you before the year ends. She did a 10k and she felt amazing and ready for 2019. Also, DO YOUR VISION BOARD! & Go to Target and shop for your holiday portraits. Cat & Jack, we see you 👀!

 

Episode 174: Our SM 2018 Baby Holiday Gift Guide- explained & #SMPosada18 Recap

 
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This week on the podcast, we talk all about our FIRST-EVER baby holiday gift guide brought to you by Target! Paulina walks us through each pick and discusses why you should grab this gift for your friend, sister or even yourself.

For the full list of links, visit our blog post: Super Mamás 2018 Baby Holiday Gift Guide. When you spend $50 on baby toys at Target you get a $10 coupon in return! This ends 12/15 so hurry! While you’re there, check out Cat & Jack for the outfits for your kids. It’s Holiday Portrait Season so #BePrepared. Don’t feel like getting out of your car? Try out their Drive-Up feature via the Target Cartwheel App. Watch our adventure on our IGTV!

We also talk all about the #SMPosada18, how it all got started, what happened behind the scenes & Bricia’s Christmas PJ Party the night before. It’s was one fun and inspiring-filled weekend ⚡️

Want to make your own board at home? Check out our blog post on how to make a vision board, here. Also, want to make the night more interesting? Invite a couple of friends over, ask them to each bring 3 $5 bills and play Bricia’s game-night go-to Left, Right, Center. Someone can walk aways with $120.

Thank you to Harlow Planning (& dad), Madre Florals, Luz Warrior from Let there be Luz Podcast, Wendy Amara, Melissa Banos, Churro Service, Violeta, Liz Trejo and Liz Lopez for making our Super Mamás Vision Board Posada the best yet!

To see everything from #SMPosada18, check out our blog post: Vision Board Posada 2018.

For more information on Manifest Day, check them out here. Also, want a little inspiration of what to write in the back of your vision board. Here is Melissa’s letter:

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