The Mother in Me Podcast
By Ali Damron | Mother, Blogger, Runner
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Through the Mother in Me Podcast, I hope to help fellow mom’s and mom’s-to-be enjoy their child’s development while managing their own lives. Becoming and being a mom can be tough and the Mother in Me Podcast will help mom’s maintain their own independence, handle the physical and emotional toll of motherhood, and enjoy the process of developing their child in a healthy way throughout. At AliDamron.com where The Mother in Me Podcast is hosted, I discuss natural, holistic approaches to child development that can also be applied to a mom's life as well. As a certified personal trainer, I know being a mom is a workout in itself, but I also touch on workouts besides chasing your child around the living room. Some of the major topics we will discuss are nursing your child, what is needed for each stage of development, how to maintain a life as a mother, and more. I have learned through trial and error what has worked out for us and I know that every newborn and child are different so I provide multiple avenues of guidance. I know that motherhood can be difficult as well as the most fulfilling time of one’s life so I am here to help with the struggles and shine a light on the positives. The Mother in Me Podcast is here to help you navigate the wonderful world of being a mom.
||CleanMIM 039 | Tips on Maternity Clothes Shopping||Okay so I'm obviously not in the point in my life where I am shopping for maternity clothes, so I'm here to share some tips on the whole bit and tell you that you can look good and feel good in your clothes when you are sporting a big ol' belly. -||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 037 | Aiden’s 14 Month Update||Last week, I did Aiden's 14 month update, but here is the podcast about it too! - Here are some updates from Aiden's 14 months: Learning to run Being extremely vocal and beginning to say some basic words like "mama" and understand what they ...||5/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 036 | Acupuncture for Women’s Health and Pregnancy||I always get the question - - What can acupuncture help with? - Well the short answer to that question is that traditional Chinese medicine is a full system of medicine, so it can help with virtually any condition other than emergency situations.||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 035 | Your Options After Delivery For You and Your Baby||In episode 34 of The Mother in Me Podcast, I discussed the options you have during labor and delivery and now, I'm here to talk about your options right during delivery and for the duration of your hospital stay. - Did you know? - During delivery,||4/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 034 | Routine Hospital Procedures During Labor and Delivery||- In this episode, I talked about the routine and not-so-routine hospital procedures that women in labor go through until they deliver. - You may not realize how many actual decisions you have the ability to make when you enter the hospital doors i...||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 033 | Aiden’s 13 Month Update||In case you missed last week's 13 month update, here is a podcast detailing the past month of Aiden's life - the good, the bad and the ugly. The Good Mastering walking Getting better at independent play||4/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 032 | The Expectations Versus Realities in Parenting||- I thought it would be interesting to go through the differences between the expectations I had before having a child compared to the realities of what has actually happened in several categories over the past year.||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 031 | The Problems With Instant Gratification||Happy birthday to my sister!! I hope it's a great day. - I was talking to some David and some friends of ours the a while back and the topic of Amazon using drones in the future to deliver packages came up.||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 030 | The Conflicting Information We Receive As Parents||As moms-to-be and moms, we are bombarded with conflicting parental advice and suggestions. There are so many "experts" that recommend tips to you for things like how to put your baby to sleep, how to start solids, vaccinations,||3/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 029 | Ten Things To Take Off Your Registry||If you're like me, creating a baby registry was a daunting task! There are so many products out there and as a first time mom, I had no idea what I actually needed and which ones were frivolous! There are so many duplicate items on top of that!||3/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 028 | 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Done Pre-Baby||We have all have things that we miss once we have the little ones and I am no different! Sometimes in the midst of a trying moment, I think back to my life pre-baby and think about all the spontaneous things I did before I had a child and wish I would..||3/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 027 | Top 3 Best and Worst Parenting Moments of the First Year||In episode 27 of The Mother in Me Podcast, I talk about the the best and worst parenting moments of the first year. There have been lots of ups and downs, but there have been a few that have definitely stood out in my mind making imprints. -||3/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 026 | Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers||In episode 26 on The Mother in Me Podcast, I dissect the debate on whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. There are many pros and cons to each option and we go through all of it! I wrote a post on this when I was pregnant and the decision I made...||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 024 | Sleep Arrangements for Newborns||- In continuing our discussion on parenting choices that must be made prior to the baby arriving is the sleeping arrangement. Parents need to decide where will the baby sleep? What will they sleep in? Where does mom sleep? Where does dad sleep? -||3/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 023 | Options About the Umbilical Cord After Birth||Not everyone knows this, but there are lots of decisions for parents to make immediately following the birth of their child and since this time is so chaotic, these decisions must be thought about far before the actual event and should be discussed wit...||3/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 022 | Top 20 Favorite Items For The First Year||As we are closing out our first year with Aiden (tear) and putting his baby stuff in storage to make room for his new toys and gadgets, I couldn't help but think about what our best purchases have been. - Creating a baby registry is a daunting task,||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 021 | 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy||On the Mother In Me Podcast episode 21, I talk about 15 things to give up in order to be happy. I came across a wonderful article that was very inspiring to me and wanted to share it with all of you. We wallow in pity and other self-destructive beha.||2/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 020| 7 Ways To Get Healthy Now||There are lots of ways to get healthy and that definition is different to every person. In this episode of The Mother in Me Podcast, I discuss seven different things you can do now to start the road to health.||2/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 019| 8 Ways To Get Your Workout Done||If you've been following me for awhile over here, you might remember this post! In episode 19 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I tell you 8 ways that I ensure I get my workout in! Here they are: - 1. Schedule your workout - 2. Think about your goal - 3.||2/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 018 | The Wonder Weeks||In episode 18 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I enlighten new moms about the Wonder Weeks, a phenomenon developed by a doctor that describes 10 "mental leaps" that all babies go through by the time they are 2 years old. -||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 017 | 10 Benefits of Hiring A Labor Doula||In episode 17 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I discuss the top 10 benefits I think a doula provides to a laboring couple. What is a Doula? As the DONA website provides: - A doula is an experienced professional who provides continuous physical,||2/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 016 | Babywearing||This is a topic I haven't discussed much on the blog and I have no idea why. I love babywearing! I think it might be the best thing about having a baby. In this episode of the podcast, I discuss 7 great benefits of babywearing for both you (or whoev||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 015 | How To Help A New Mom||There are lots of kind and gracious ways to help a new mom. In this post, I talked about the best ways I liked to be helped when I brought home Aiden from the hospital. - The best ways I found to help were the following: - 1. Bring a meal - 2.||2/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 014 | The Process of Milk Banking||In episode 13 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I wrote about the process of milk banking for both recipients and donors. If you remember, I wrote a post about it here after I toured The Mother's Milk Bank of Colorado.||2/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 013 | 8 Things I’ll Miss About The Infant Stage||A few months ago, I wrote this post about the 6 things I was going to miss about the infant stage as we head into toddlerhood. Since October, I've gained two aspects that I'm going to miss as well - not having temper tantrums and being so darn heavy.||2/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 012 | How To Pack Your Hospital Bag for Labor||In episode 12 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I discuss what I packed in my bag for labor and delivery. Listen to the podcast for a better description of everything what did I didn't need! Here is the overview: - Clothing Nursing bra (my favorite)||2/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 011 | My Breastfeeding Journey Through 11 Months||In this episode of the Mother in Me Podcast, I share my breastfeeding journey through 11 months. There have been a few obstacles especially in the beginning that we overcame and have successfully been breastfeeding for 11 months.||2/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 010 | How To Manage Finances On One Income||In this podcast episode, I discuss how David and I manage our finances solely on his income. I provide the background on how we decided that I was going to stay home and 11 strategies on how we make ends meet.||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 009 | The Truth About Postpartum Living||When I was in the depths of postpartum living, I wrote a post about the emotional and physical aspects of how I was doing and I felt overall about the entire phase. I also talked about the treatments and things I did to help recover from childbirth an..||2/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 008| Aiden’s Birth Story||I love reading birth stories. Each one is so different yet the outcome is always a beautiful little miracle. On the Birth Stories page, I shared Aiden's birth story as well as several other guest posts about their birth stories.||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 007|Ways to Fight Boredom As A Stay-At-Home Mom||In case you missed this post, there is a podcast for it! I talk about 11 ways I break up the monotony of staying at home. All stay-at-home moms know that sometimes you just need to get out of the house. Where do you go though?||2/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 006 | Nutrients Needed to Avoid the Flu||In case you missed this post about how to fuel your immune system with your nutrition to best avoid getting sick this winter, I created a podcast about it too! Nutrition can be your first line of defense against a virus and can also keep your immune s.||2/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 005 | Parenting Tips and Advice From Real Moms||In case you missed this post about the game we played at the baby shower I attended on Sunday, I recapped it in this podcast. - When you just sit and talk to moms, you get all kinds of good tips and advice about parenting your kids.||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 004 | Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom||Everyone is an expert at motherhood. Even those that aren't mom's. - This is just one of the many wonderful experiences I've had in becoming a mom. - In Episode 4 of The Mother in Me Podcast, we talk about the Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becom...||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 003 | Tips for Successful Breastfeeding||Breastfeeding was confusing, awkward and (sometimes) a struggle, but worth all of the effort. I was able to be a stronger connection while feeding my child naturally. As surprising as it may sound to new mom's breastfeeding doesn't have to be an all ni...||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 002 | Questions to Ask Your Midwife During Your First Prenatal Visit||Your first prenatal visit to your midwife or doctor can be overwhelming. There are a million questions you think you should ask, but really aren't positive which are the most important and MUST be covered. - In Episode 2 of The Mother in Me Podcast,||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIM 001 | How to Prepare for Bringing Your Newborn Home||Bringing your newborn home for the first time is thrilling and scary all at the same time. There is a lot to know about preparing to bring your baby home, but I try to share a few of the areas we did well and what we recognize we should have done. -||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Such great information for new moms!
In it together!
Ali's son is the same age as mine, so it's great to hear what she's going through. She offers her honest opinions, which is refreshing and helpful! Can't wait to hear the next episodes.
Much needed new mom podcast!
I LOVE what Ali Damron is doing with this podcast! She's real, she's in it and so so encouraging. Thanks so much Ali!
Her blog is one of my favorites too :)
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