Mamas & Mimosas

Janelle, Roni, MaryAnn

We all know parenting isn't as easy as it seems on social media. Join the unfiltered conversations as we discuss the nitty gritty of motherhood, so you never have to feel like you're in this alone! Welcome to Mamas & Mimosas, where we value community OVER competition and aim for progress NOT perfection! We are Janelle, Roni, & MaryAnn, together we have 8 kids -between the stages of infancy to teenagers. This is a safe place for moms to be vulnerable about their struggles. To cheer on the sweet victories and learn ways to balance it all -by sharing humbling experiences and listening to empowering interviews. Whether you're a brand new mama, a seasoned vet, or simply thinking about starting a family, YOU have a place in this tribe! We’re here to encourage, inspire, and support -while respecting each other's unique differences. Let’s figure out this mom life together! Tune in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.

71: Preparing Kids for College
09-06-2021
71: Preparing Kids for College
When is a good time to start preparing your kids for College?Today we have a special guest who’s sharing her tips on how she prepared her daughter for college, while being a single mama and working a full time job. No matter how busy you are, there’s always time to prepare your child for success. So go grab your drinks, pop in those earphones -especially if you have little ears around, and let’s dive right into Episode # 71We Discuss...How old is your daughter?What College does she go to?Did she go to a private high school  or public school?Was she one of those children who quickly thrived in school?Why was it important to you to plant the idea of College?Was not going to College an option?At what age did you start having conversations about College with her?How did you get her interested in College?What were your steps for preparing your daughter for the College in...Elementary School?Middle School?High School?Do you feel like she still was able to enjoy being a kid and do extra curricular activities or was it only about her academics? How do you recommend finding a good Balance?How did she decide which College she wanted to go to?Can you explain the application process?Do you believe it's the parents responsibility to cover the cost of College?How does someone apply for financial aid?Do you recommend student loans?Did she receive any Grants & Scholarships?When should our children start applying for Scholarships?Do you recommend the Dorm life experience?How do you feel about students working while going to school?Having gone through this whole experience, is there anything you learned along the way that you would've done differently to prepare her for College? This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
70: Talking to Kids about Heartbreak
02-06-2021
70: Talking to Kids about Heartbreak
Are you gonna talk to your kids about heartbreak or just let them figure it out on their own?Heartbreak is inevitable at any age. I’m sure you remember that one crush who didn't like you back in elementary school. Did you talk about it with your parents or keep the heartache all to yourself?What is the best way we can prepare our kids for heartbreak?Today we’re talking all about it...So grab your drinks, pop in those earphones -especially if you have little ears around, and let’s dive right into Episode #70 ... We Discuss…Did your parents warn you about heartache or let you figure it out on your own?When was your first heartbreak?Did you tell anyone or keep it to yourself?How did you deal with heartbreaks back then?Did heartbreak feel any different as a child to a teenager or even as an adult?Are you gonna talk to your kids about heartbreak or just let them figure it out on their own?How early should we start having these conversations?What is the best way we can prepare our kids for heartbreak?What will you do when they come home crying because their crush doesn't like them?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
68: Life As A Girl Mom
19-05-2021
68: Life As A Girl Mom
Last season we had a Guest talk to us about Life as a Boy Mom. So of course we gotta show love to our Girl Moms out there too! Today's Guest has 3 daughters and she’s gonna share all the details on how life is raising 3 daughters. We’re talking makeup, dating, curfews, heartbreaks, friend drama and more! We Discuss…How many daughters do you have and how old are they? How did you react when you found out your 3rd child was another girl? What made you decide you were done at 3?Did you ever consider adopting a boy?Are all little girls sassy?Is “Daddy's Little Girl” really a thing? Do you think your girls are more attached to you or Dad?What does life look like as a “Girl Mom”? When do they start to develop an attitude? How do you handle all the PMS and mood swings?How do you handle heartbreaks & friend drama?Does parenting girls get easier or harder as they grow older?What kind of relationship do you have with your girls and are you closer to one more than others?What are your rules on makeup? Revealing clothes? Curfew? Dating?What tips do you have for girl moms who want to build a strong bond with their daughters?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
65: Mom Life with Sole Custody
28-04-2021
65: Mom Life with Sole Custody
Today we have a special guest who’s willing to share her story on life with sole custody. She’s gonna break down how she got sole custody over her daughter, as well as the pros and cons she’s experienced with having to play the role of both Mom & Dad.  We Discuss…What's the difference between Sole Legal Custody and Sole Physical Custody?What made you decide that you wanted Sole Custody?How old was your daughter then?How did her Dad react?During the hard times did you ever waiver on your decision to go through with it?Where did you find your strength to push through it?What process did you have to take to get Sole custody?Did you have to hire a lawyer?How long did everything take to get approved?How much does something like this cost?How did you pay for all the legal fees?Who watched your daughter while you worked?What is life like now that you have Sole Custody?How did you feel once you got approved?How has all this affected your daughter?Can you share some Pros & Cons you’ve experienced with having to play the role of both Mom & Dad? Some say “It takes a Village to raise a child” Do believe that? Who is your village?Does your Daughter have a positive male figure in her life?How important do you think that is?If you could go back in time and talk to yourself during those hard times, what would you say?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
64: Having a Sibling with Special Needs
21-04-2021
64: Having a Sibling with Special Needs
Did you know two of our hosts have siblings with special needs?Today they’re sharing how life was growing up with a sibling who needed extra care and the challenging emotions kids can go through.We Discuss…Tell us about your siblings diagnosis? cerebral palsy & prader willi syndromeAt what age did you understand your sibling had special needs?How was your relationship with them?How did their syndrome affect them (physically/mentally)?How would other people treat them?Did you ever feel jealous over the extra attention they’d get?Did you ever feel embarrassed of them?Did you ever feel protective over them?Did you ever feel pressured to be perfect or act out for attention, since your parents had their hands full with your sibling?Did you ever feel like your parents minimized your problems?Did you ever feel isolated because your friends understand your life since they didn't have siblings with special needs?Did you ever feel like you had to grow up too fast to be responsible for your sibling?What words of wisdom do you have for parents who want to make sure all their kid’s needs are being met?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
61:  What to expect during Labor & Delivery
31-03-2021
61: What to expect during Labor & Delivery
Are you ever really prepared to give birth?Everyone's birth story is unique. We can prepare for things like hospital bags and childcare plans, but the actual labor & delivery of our children is definitely beyond our control. No one plans for an emergency c-section. So today we’re talking about our labor & delivery stories and what helped us prepare for it. Sometimes hearing other peoples experiences can mentally prepare you for the unexpected. Grab your drinks, pop in those earphones -especially if you have little ears around, and let’s dive right into Episode #61We Discuss...How was your labor & delivery with your first baby?Deliver before/after due date?What made you go to the hospital?Contractions? (front/back pain)Water break?Epidural?How long were you in inactive labor? (admitting-delivering)Did you have anyone in your room?How long did you push for?What did it feel like?Did Dad cut the umbilical?How were the days in the hospital?How long did you stay in the hospital?Did you bring baby home?Were your second or third deliveries any different?What advice would you give to a mom who's getting ready to have her baby? ​This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
60:  Infant Loss Unfiltered
24-03-2021
60: Infant Loss Unfiltered
The death of a baby is one of the most painful things that can happen to a family.We invited a special guest to share her vulnerable experience with us. She’s gonna tell us what helped her get through the hard times and how we can be a better friend to someone who’s going through it. Let’s get started, so grab your drinks, pop in those earphones -especially if you have little ears around, and let’s dive right into Episode # 60We Discuss…How was your pregnancy? Any complications?How far along were you when you found out something was wrong?How did you break the news to your family?Did you close yourself off from others?Tell us about the hard days?How was your delivery?Going home without your baby?What did you do with all her baby stuff?Did the thought of having another baby scare you?Did you and your husband grieve differently?Did the loss of your daughter put strain on your relationship?What helped you get through the hard days? How did you take care of yourself while grieving?How did you get the support you needed?Did you go to counseling or any other support groups?What’s life like now?How many kids do you have? When did you decide to try for another baby?Did you approach this pregnancy differently?When did you feel safe to celebrate your pregnancy?How could we be a better friend to someone who has just lost their baby?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY
58:  Recovering From An Affair
10-03-2021
58: Recovering From An Affair
No one ever gets married thinking it could potentially end in an affair. We all hope it’s something we never have to worry about, but it’s actually more common than we think -people just don't like to talk about it because the pain is so deep. And navigating it while saving face for your children takes a whole other level of strength. Today’s special guest is going to share how she recovered from her husband's affair while staying strong for her children. We hope this helps anyone who’s struggling with this situation. We Discuss…Did you see the affair coming?How did you tell your kids about it, and how did they react?Tell us about the hard days?What emotional battles did you go through?How did you parent during heartbreak?How did you separate seeing him as the enemy vs. seeing him as their Dad?How was it trying to figure out how to share custody?What did you do on your weekends alone without the kids?How did you help your kids through this transition?What is life like now?What helped you recover?How does an affair change you and your outlook on relationships?Could you ever trust again?Are you able to forgive him?Are you able to coparent?Are you able to be in the same room as the “mistress”?If you could go back in time and talk to yourself during those hard times, what would you say? How could we be a better friend to someone who is hurting from an affair?This Episodes SHOWNOTES and LINKS mentioned:   in every week for a mixture of topics on Parenting, Relationships, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Business, & Personal Growth.We appreciate you Subscribing, Liking, Commenting, Reviewing, and Sharing us with your Mom friends. Chat with us on...INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPWEBSITESubscribe to... YOUTUBEITUNES STITCHERSPOTIFY