Author: The Mommy Project

What does an athlete feel and think the night before a big race? Are they rehearsing strategy and mental mantras or do they try to distract themselves from the nerves of race day? [podbean resource="episode=kcqcc-92ec7a" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] On Ep. 05...

[podbean resource="episode=xxg9j-9363af" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] From the perspective of a first-time Ironman athlete, Kimberley shares her Race Day experience.  From the 3:45 am wake up call to the finish line, she talks about the emotions, the transitions and what it's...

[podbean resource="episode=5qejx-912c8a" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Jacey Verdicchio, writer, podcaster, blogger, and mama to a sweet baby girl- shares her story of how her daughter Betsy came to be in this world, and how the process was not as she expected....

[podbean resource="episode=2fcf8-8d80a2" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Top Questions people ask those who are into endurance sports like Ironman or Ultra-Man include: How do you train for _______ race? Do you have a Coach? Episode 04 of Made in Grit: We discuss: How does...

I have one of my favorite podcasters on The Mommy Project- Sarah Mackenzie. She is a writer, podcaster, homeschooling mama of 6 and a fellow lover of all things children's lit.   [podbean resource="episode=h8gvk-8d6559" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   We discuss: how stories create...

[podbean resource="episode=pxi8d-8d0b23" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] In Endurance Sports- Hitting the Wall is the Ultimate Dread. The Sudden Loss of Energy- the feeling of utter depletion, or when the body cramps, that's hitting the wall.   Join us as we recap "hitting the...

[podbean resource="episode=6atzx-8c48c5" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] This Week's Made in Grit episode includes How Craig lost his brain on the trail, Training ups and downs and how to keep hotspots on your feet from turning into blisters, black toes and injuries. Jeremy...

[podbean resource="episode=rhxkb-8bdef0" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] This story begins with a single note- in a child's lunchbox. This week's guest is Kristi Hayes. She is a wife, mom, former youth minister, who now entrepreneur who advocates for the vulnerable. Her family's mantra...

[podbean resource="episode=25629-8ae071" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Many of have asked me, "How do you train for an Ironman?" Well, turns out- there are many methods, styles, techniques and strategies people use to train for 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and...

     [podbean resource="episode=3k4zq-85446b" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Wife, Mom of 4, podcaster, writer, speaker- Jamie Ivey is a woman who recognizes the power of stories. This podcast is for anyone who has ever shirked away from their own stories. This...

Episode 73 begins Season 4 of The Mommy Project. [podbean resource="episode=u26mg-825f98" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   I share some of my past resolutions and how I have failed to even remember the goals I wanted to accomplish, and how resolutions reflect our priorities...

[podbean resource="episode=v42bx-7ea076" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Tricia Lovvorn Patterson: our delightful guest on this week's podcast. We discuss how to cultivate a life of joy, what does living a joyful life even mean? And Practical Steps to Cultivate Joy. I am...

[podbean resource="episode=r4mra-7de047" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   [caption id="attachment_873" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robin Jones Gunn[/caption] How can I fully describe the joy I received from speaking with Robin. Her influence over my life extends to the early 90s...

[podbean resource="episode=2nyu4-7c45ad" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] [caption id="attachment_741" align="aligncenter" width="386"] Brooke Sailer-mom of 4, writer, blogger, who writes about having a home-life with purpose.[/caption] Hey Mamas: Most of know one day, some day we will have to launch our little birdies out into...

[caption id="attachment_844" align="aligncenter" width="236"] One of Libby's Creations[/caption]   [podbean resource="episode=kypv8-7b42ec" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] This episode is part recap of Ep. 66 with Libby Gifford and part confessional. I resonated with all the topics discussed in last week's episode, that I wanted...

[podbean resource="episode=bzffk-7a23c8" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] In this Episode- I chat with one of the coolest ladies I know. And before I do my best to introduce Libby Gifford to you- I should say her taste is spot on! From: Classic...

[podbean resource="episode=dbi3m-798568" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] This episode is part recap of last week's episode and part sharing what a recovering unadventerous, dull-minded mom has done to create fun in the house...

[podbean resource="episode=39bpp-78d7b4" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Sunday Confession 28 is a little TMI in regards to things not to eat during late pregnancy. I share how certain picture books effect my moods, and the Perfect Pregnancy Workout I used throughout all...

[podbean resource="episode=fh2sn-78bac2" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   How do we teach our children virtues like: Love, Gratitude, Joy, Generosity and Compassion.. AND Still make it fun/ exciting and cultivate a desire to know and love Jesus?? Listen to this week's episode with...

[podbean resource="episode=wxy4g-77c888" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Postpartum anxiety- and the cycle of destructive thoughts cripples a new mom. This episode is a look into my personal struggle with anxiety. I give a brief overview of how exercise helped me fight intrusive...

[podbean resource="episode=ydxxs-76c427" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Patty Pittman-3x Ironman. USA Triathlon Coach. Mom to my son, Trek. Fitness trainer. Saved by grace. from The Mommy Project Ep. 62 is back for her confession. It is all in the realm of taste in...

[podbean resource="episode=thf79-76677a" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Patty Pittman- Fitness Trainer, 3x ironman, 7x Marathon > who knows what it means to fight for the health she wants. We invite you into our 3rd conversation with Momas who place an emphasis on...

[podbean resource="episode=jsycx-75b47a" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Sunday Confession 26 - with Crossfit Mama of 2-  Cassie Remington. Where she confesses her struggles with rude comments, her need for a good body spray,mom- haters and how long it took her to do a...

[podbean resource="episode=9g6h3-7539ed" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   I love to talk to moms about being active, postpartum weight loss hacks and getting back to feeling good and confident. Pregnancy is awesome, but it takes a toll on a moms body. So- how...

[podbean resource="episode=99f5e-741e4a" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Amanda X. Ironman- Chattanooga Trends we don't get and Why shaving our Head is a running fantasy. converse shoes and what we love about fitness. ...

[podbean resource="episode=2n8jf-741e38" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] CELEBRATING THE FIT MOM EMBRACING THE CHALLENGES, THE SET BACKS, AND INCORPORATING OUR KIDS IN OUR FITNESS JOURNEY   [caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="800"] First 1 mile walk with her 3 girls after her accident.[/caption] Ep. 60 starts a mini...

[podbean resource="episode=pbg95-72fb68" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Sunday Confession With Brooke Sailer. Sunday Confession 24  reveals obsessions, quirky trends, embarrassing dating life confessions and lots of fun in the name of Confession. This episode was recorded the day Bachelor Nation Mourned the loss...

[podbean resource="episode=nfwm7-72fb41" type="audio-square" height="400" skin="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]       Brooke Sailer- (I'm Failing At) This Thing Called Home.   Brooke is One busy mom- and in that we can all relate. No matter where you are in your season of The Mommy Project- you can probably be described...

[podbean resource="episode=rynbf-7161b4" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] This is Part two of Tanisha Merrill's story of her big beautiful blended family and all the layers of love. [caption id="attachment_724" align="alignnone" width="720"] "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.[/caption] Tanisha gets honest about...

[podbean resource="episode=a3hii-7161c0" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Sunday Confession 23- books, Sonic tater tots and more gushing over a mutual author and how these books changed our perspectives on all things life and womanhood, Plus More....

[podbean resource="episode=dq7mf-7161aa" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." On the next 2 episodes- The Mommy Project is highlighting the Special often fraught relationship of The Blended Family. The 'Yours, Mine, and Ours," mindset that...

[podbean resource="episode=6jeb7-70c1a6" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Kimmie Lewis Walker, mom of four, blogger, creator, artist, photographer and home decorator at cottonwoodcottageblog.wordpress.com is on this Sunday Confession 22. We discuss good coffee, good books, and  common mistakes people make when they decorate...

[podbean resource="episode=92uxv-708fdd" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Kimmie Lewis Walker is our guest this week on The Mommy Project. In this episode- I ask Kimmie to share her story of when life took a turn for the worst. At 24- Kimmie became...

[podbean resource="episode=zkgj7-6f85d6" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] [caption id="attachment_699" align="aligncenter" width="301"] Aly and her darling girls How Good God Is!![/caption] Aly Taylor- one of the most gracious women you will ever meet- joins us on the podcast today! We discuss topics ranging from...

[podbean resource="episode=epdye-6f28e6" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Food Network Star All the Cosmetics and Facial products we have tried to stop time from happening to our face. Hate Tweets. Paul McCartney - Wings. Queenie Eye. Derma Roller Blue Peel// Obagi // Facials Emily's blog and the recaps. Reads: Wired to Eat...

[podbean resource="episode=d6ejz-6f1121" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Plus- discussion on HomeLife Hacks, Morning Routines, and the Goals we have for the New School Year. Emily and I discuss everything from The Art of Hygge or The Danish Way of Home and Happy Living,...

[podbean resource="episode=ehr2b-6e2ed3" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   [caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="600"] three girls chatting with their smartphones[/caption]     According To Wikipedia:   Social media fosters communication. An Internet research company, Pew Research Center, claims that "more than half of internet users (52%) use two or...

[podbean resource="episode=5ixjj-6d8f76" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   [caption id="attachment_641" align="alignnone" width="1024"] See - Overalls are a thing![/caption] Fashion trends we are embarrassed about The Cowboy Hat and Dress...

[podbean resource="episode=b2d33-6d8791" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]     Social Media Etiquette, Faux Pas and all the things we love to Hate about the Social Media Monster. With One of our favorite Rockstar Moms- Hannah Alfred. Mother to the lovely toddler Corrie. Hannah has been on...

[podbean resource="episode=di5z7-6d4196" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] YouWill Love This Episode! Being Mid-Summer, It is So Hot outside! Why not curl up in the air condition with a good book and stiff arming the world for awhile...

[podbean resource="episode=j4e8d-6d021c" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Sunday Confession is where we divulge in our pop culture confessions, what we are obsessed with and Guilty Pleasures.  This is a lighthearted way to shake off the week, laugh at the crazy and embrace...

[podbean resource="episode=vfjwy-6d01cb" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] [caption id="attachment_568" align="alignnone" width="960"] Stephanie and her husband Michael[/caption]   Stephanie Wilkes- Mom of 2, who also juggles the following roles:  Librarian, YA novel reviewer, entrepreneur, seamstress, and killer wit. Stephanie is a delight and a true...

[podbean resource="episode=hjyxm-6cc196" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"]   Sunday Confession with Krystal Farnell. Sunday Confession is all about confessing the McDonald's denial in our life-  That "momentary pleasure followed by incredible guilt which eventually leads to cancer...

[podbean resource="episode=9yw79-6cb232" type="audio-rectangle" height="100" skin="1" btn-skin="107" share="1" fonts="Helvetica" auto="0" download="0" rtl="0"] Love and Respect are some of the simplest yet hardest ingredients to marriage. Listen to Krystal's story. Stay the Course Giving your spouse respect and admiration is important Guard yourself from the "second look." Friendship/...

Sunday Confession 06 is here! Thank you Jennifer for rescuing a friend who needed a friendly chat and a little spark in her Sunday. We talked old country music of the 90s. How Techno Music is good for concentration, and why Bruno Mars is the...

[caption id="attachment_293" align="alignnone" width="594"] Hannah- reading her short story at Local Irish Pub- Enoch's local gem![/caption]   On this week's podcast- the discussion revolves around Anxiety- Coping mechanisms, feminism, How to NOT let history repeat itself, and Music Therapy- For our Guest- this means: "Loud, disruptive, hard...

Jerry Griggs- born and raised in Louisiana. College professor at University of Louisiana at Monroe and writer of his recently published book:  The Terror of the Talpidae - A Sci-fi, Action- Adventure mixed genre novel. The Terror of the Talpidae: There is invasion, there is warped, mutated...