I'm The One Pushing: A podcast for moms who live outside the box
By Ivette García Dávila
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Writer/mother/wine enthusiast Ivette García Dávila deconstructs motherhood with other creative types who happen to be moms. Pour yourself a glass and join the conversation. We'll be drinking too.
||Explicit27. Jill Simonian // Focused After Baby, Accidentally||Ivette and Jill drink some unFAB Britta-filtered water and talk about unplanned pregnancies, Cesareans, and choosing formula over the all-mighty breast milk. Jill is a fellow author/TV host/journalist/Parenting lifestyle expert/mother of two. She...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. Justine O'Neill // Mom Expert: Crying it Out||Ivette and Justine talk over some fake wine coolers (aka watered down grape juice). Justine is a mother/sleep consultant and educator/founder of SleepyBye Family. She survived 2 C-sections, a postpartum mood anxiety disorder, and her own sleep issues...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Almarie Guerra // Pop a Squat, Have a Baby||Pregnant Ivette and Almarie drink tea lattes from Coffee Bean. Almarie is an actor/dancer/story pirate/clown/mother who actually loved being pregnant. They discuss the pros and cons of waiting 12 weeks to tell others you’re expecting, and talk about..||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Ivette García Dávila // Getting Drunk with Trina||Ivette drinks up the rest of the Quarter Acre Merlot blend from New Zealand with one of her BFFs Trina Jacobsen. They talk breastfeeding woes, birth plans vs. intentions, and how growing a baby in your own womb doesn’t necessarily make you a mother...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. Kim Ely // Mom Expert: Check Your Toxins at the Door||Ivette drinks up a well-rounded Quarter Acre Merlot blend from New Zealand with medical professional/toxin connoisseur/mother Kim Ely from Beauty Counter. We delve deep into the blue sea of toxins, discuss favorite clean brands, sort through my...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. Foster Wilson // Terminating Late Term||Ivette has a complex wine and conversation with actor/director/mother Foster Wilson. We discuss controversial topics such as terminating a late-term pregnancy for medical reasons, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), vaccines, and less...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Miry Whitehill // Mother Love for All Immigrants||Ivette has a textured 2012 Charles Baur Eichberg Riesling Grand Cru Alsace with Miry’s List founder Miry Whitehill. We chat about living in Israel, orgasmic birth, pumping on the road, how taking her placenta in pills gave her a much-needed high,...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Heather Juergensen // Eggs Over my Fanny||Ivette has cold sparkling water with writer/producer/actor/certified holistic health coach/mother Heather Juergensen of TheStrongWoman.net. We chat about HypnoBirthing, second infertility, miscarriage, IVF, and going on a donor egg hunt. Heather also...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Abigail Morgan // Mom Expert: Eating Raw Placenta||Ivette has blood-friendly dates with acupuncturist/writer/mother Abigail Morgan of MamaFloat.com. They talk about her two underwater home births, eating raw placenta, avoiding induction, postpartum anxiety and following your gut to rescue a sinking...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Claire Broussard // Mom Expert: Baby Essential Care||Ivette has essential oil-infused Mimosas with entrepreneur/mother Claire Broussard of Young Living. They converse about how Mother’s Day is not unlike any other day, finding a match in an Au Pair, potty-training boot camp, post birth trauma, gender...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. Tina Poppy // Sperm Delivery||Ivette has a little taste of a juicy yet perfectly elegant 2010 Domaine de la Chevalerie "Bretêche" Bourgueil Cab Franc with singer/songwriter/vintage fashion guru/mother Tina Poppy. They talk about growing up in Milwaukee, procuring sperm from a...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. Moms Connect // Motherhood is Not The End of You||Ivette speaks "live" at Moms Connect about finding your own adventure beyond motherhood. www.imtheonepushing.com @imtheonepushing||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Kathleen Dennehy // When Someone else Pushes Her||Ivette attempts a Chardonnay wine tasting with writer/mother Kathleen Dennehy. They only drink a little bit of an “oaky” (oaky is not okay in Ivette’s wine play book) 2014 Au Bon Climat from Santa Barbara. They talk about open adoption, foster...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett // Keeping Childbirth Polite||Ivette drinks a sriracha-infused Bloody Mary with producer/mother Sharla Sumpter Bridgett. They talk about trying to keep childbirth “polite,” raising two girls, the biggest cliché that is so true (“it all goes by so quickly”), potty...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Alex Cohen // On Motherhood and Roller Derby||Ivette drinks buzzy ITO EN canned tea with radio host/author/mother Alex Cohen at KPCC Southern California. They converse about her awkward teenage years, her roller derby days as Axels of Evil and Smother Theresa, talking her husband into having a...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Ondi Timoner // Take Your Kids Everywhere||Ivette drinks a ligneous Alipús San Andrés mescal with film director/entrepreneur/mom Ondi Timoner. They talk about her childhood, how she came to be one of the most sought-after documentarians of our time, getting knocked-up, becoming a single mom,..||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Emily Zuzik // Singing PPD Blues||Ivette drinks a cozy herbal tea with rockstar mom Emily Zuzik. They talk about her journey as a musician, becoming a mother, dealing with postpartum depression, finding help, loving her mom club tribe, weaning her daughter at 18 months, and how saying..||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Janelle Randazza // Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sucks||Ivette shares a cool and easy drinkin’ Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc with author/activist/mother Janelle Randazza. They chat about growing up Sicilian in Gloucester, dealing with Hyperemesis during pregnancy, expecting a girl but having a boy,...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Natalie Zea // Detour into Labor pt. 2||In this epic talk Ivette and Natalie discuss breastfeeding and postpartum blues, the California curse (“is this organic?”), and why moms are superheroes. Check out Natalie on TOO LATE on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/msM4db or on Netflix, and...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Natalie Zea // Detour into Labor pt. 1||Ivette drinks a piquant 2015 Domaine Saint Lucie MIP Rosé from @silverlakewine with actor/mother Natalie Zea. Natalie talks about growing up in a provincial Texas town, her long, long journey to conception, surviving an uneventful pregnancy...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Sophie Keller // Mom Expert: When Loss Leads to Happiness||In this special Thanksgiving episode, Ivette drinks coffee with happiness expert/author/mother Sophie Keller. They talk about mommy issues, bullying, miscarrying late in pregnancy, healing, getting pregnant again and having a wonderful C-Section. In...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Joanna Cassidy // Motherhood Then||Ivette drinks a biting 2013 Von Winning Riesling from KL Wines with actor/artist/mother Joanna Cassidy. They converse about breastfeeding in public, being a working actor and a single mom, and why she would be terrified to be a mother in our times....||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. Dichen Lachman // 70+ Pounds of Love||Ivette drinks a tannic 2012 Domaine Ilarria Irouleguy Rouge with actor/producer/mother Dichen Lachman. They converse about growing up in Kathmandu, her unexpected pregnancy, working while 70 pounds pregnant on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, pumping...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Jillian Lauren // Finding your Baby||Ivette drinks a snappy Méthod Trad Brut Rosé with best-selling author/mother Jillian Lauren. They converse about infertility, adoption, being on tour with the kids, fighting for balance and the love of writing. Order Everything You Ever Wanted...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Sydney Tamiia Poitier // Doula Fails||Ivette drinks a crisp Hauck Cellars Sauvignon Blanc with actor/lifestyle blogger/mother Sydney Tamiia Poitier, best known for her role as Jungle Julia in Quentin Tarantino's DEATH PROOF. They converse about foot fetishes, doula fails...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Alexandra Barreto // Got Formula?||Ivette drinks a French rosé with actor/writer/producer/mom Alexandra Barreto.||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Ladies Gun Club // Sex and Jugs and Rock and Roll||Ivette drinks a spicy Cab Franc with rockstar mammas Sally Jaye and Sarah Roberts.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Like a postcard from an old friend and a trip down memory lane of all the gooey, wonderful and sometimes painful joys of motherhood. Ivette is all sass and sophistication rolled into an adorable, real hostess!
Good for Dads too!
I am not a podcast listener normally but in the interest of perpairing for fatherhood I checked this one out and it's been surprisingly informative and entertaining. From "laugh out loud" stories about pregnancy (from musician Sally Jaye's delivery story about a guy named "Kale" to actress Sydney Poitier's story about telling her father (yes, THE Sidney Poitier) the pregnancy news) to interesting and inciteful information and tips about split second decisions in the delivery room and identifying potential issues once the baby is born. It even has a few emotion stories that had me welling up (see the adoption story). I highly recommend it. Even after my girls were born, I still found useful information among the comedic moments.
Good conversation over a drink
I really enjoy the conversational style of this podcast which features the host, Ivette, chatting with an interesting mom about their birth story and more over a bottle of wine. Of course, I always feel like I want a glass of wine after listening...which is good and bad. :)