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Author: Katy Weade

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Motherhood Aligned is a podcast for moms who want to thrive (not just survive) motherhood and life. When you're a busy mom who is trying to find balance, it can be easy to feel out of alignment. This podcast will help you with your mindset and to take the next best step towards finally living the life you've always envisioned. Hosted by Katy Weade, the Life Coach for Moms. Katy is a Certified Life Coach, Conscious Parenting Coach, and Positive Discipline Parenting Educator. She helps moms clarify what their ideal life looks like, create a plan to get there, and take action from a mindset they've never attempted before. For more info and show notes visit www.motherhoodaligned.comJoin the Facebook Group: on Instagram: @motherhoodalignedEmail for show ideas, feedback, and collaborations:
23 Episodes
At what age is it appropriate to give your kid a smartphone? How can we #savethekids from the dangers of social media?  This is the work Collin Kartchner dedicated what ended up being the final years of his life to.I had planned to have Collin on the Podcast to share his mission, but unfortunately, that time never came. Collin Kartchner passed away suddenly on October 20th, 2020. So, even though he cannot be here today, it is my honor to share his mission with all of you. He fought hard for our kids and it's in our hands now to carry the torch. Today in our country and across the globe we are seeing an epidemic rise in the levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide among our teenagers. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year old Americans. The rate of death by suicide in people 10-24 years old increased 57.4% over the 10 year period from 2007 to 2018. Much of this epidemic has been attributed to the rise of cell phones and social media over the last decade.  Let's dive in and tackle this important topic.Links Mentioned:Collin Kartchner Tedx Talk#SaveTheKidsCollin Kartchner WebsiteGabb WirelessDon't Miss:Collin Kartchner Celebration of LifeCollin Kartchner Memorial Fund To Support Collin's beautiful wife and 4 kidsThe Collin Kartchner PodcastLet's Connect:WebsiteEmail: katy@motherhoodaligned.comFacebook GroupInstagram
What does 'living in alignment' actually mean and how do we actually do that? That's exactly what I dive into for this episode. When you're feeling stuck or like something is just "off" in your life, or that you're afraid you're missing out on living a truly fulfilled life - it's because you're likely out of alignment.We'll talk about aligning your values, priorities, and mind and how to do that so you're living an authentic, purposeful, and fulfilling life. Links MentionedFree Consult Call with KatyCore Values List Episode 2: Balance is a MythEpisode 17: A Life-Changing Through ModelConnectInstagramFacebookFacebook Group
Today's topic is huge. It is something a lot of us have been lacking this year, and something the world needs more of. We’re going to be talking about Connection: The importance of connection with our kids, social connection during Covid,  and finally (and most importantly), the connection we have with ourselves. With a quick google search of “the importance of human connection” you’ll get a ton of articles and studies supporting the value of feeling connected. Human connection is basically relationships. Brene Brown, who I love,  defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”So let's dive in! ---Links Mentioned:Show NotesEventBriteConscious Parenting Group Program/Coaching1:1 Coaching for MomsMotherhood Aligned Facebook GroupConnect on Instagram
In today's episode, Dr. Gena Lester from Education Prep Centers shares the truth behind getting college scholarships and reducing the cost of college. This is something you want to be thinking about EARLY, so be sure to tune in for some solid tips and tricks to best prepare your teen for getting into college (and how to get extra $$ towards it!)About Today's Guest:Dr. Gena Lester is a speaker and college admissions expert with over 25 years of experience. She’s also a Mom who has been in the same place as other families, so she gets it. It was her experience as a Mom that spurred her passion to provide resources, tools, and advice to other parents and their teens, who struggle with the college admissions and scholarship process.Through her college admissions expertise, Dr. Lester helped her three children secure college scholarship offers totaling over $1.5 million combined. She developed a system “U-Niquely-U” which helps teens discover themselves and find the perfect fit and best match in the college selection process. Her formula will help teens get into the college of their dreams and walk away with scholarships to boot.Dr. Lester applied her extensive background and wrote College Admissions Secrets: Your Teen’s Unique Game Plan to ACE their Application and Get Into Their Dream School, an international best-selling book. She takes readers behind the college admission curtain and shares what colleges look for in incoming students.LINKS:Connect with KatyShow NotesMotherhood Aligned InstagramMotherhood Aligned FacebookConnect with GenaCollege Admissions Free ChallengeEducation Prep Centers FacebookEducation Prep Centers InstagramEducation Prep Centers TwitterEducation Prep Centers WebsiteEducation Prep Centers Accepted Academy
Today’s episode shows us how finding a hobby with deeper meaning can make a positive impact on our mental health. Amanda Anderson is here to share her story on how she turned her nasty postpartum depression around through art. Amanda is the founder of the Sketched and Sealed Art Membership and is an advocate for women to dedicate time for themselves, learn a new hobby, and creatively document their life and take control over their mental health. As you’ll hear she’s been through some dark times, but ultimately found her purpose and direction and is going to share with us how she came out ahead. LINKS:Show NotesMotherhood Aligned on FacebookMotherhood Aligned on InstagramSketched And Sealed MembershipFree Art ClubScholarship/Giving BackAmanda's Podcast: Safely SpokenAmanda Anderson/Sketched and Sealed on FacebookAmanda Anderson/Sketched and Sealed on Instagram
In this episode, Katy Weade shares Brook Castillo's (The Life Coach School) life-changing Thought Model. What if there was a simple formula that could help you change the results in your life for the better? Well, there is, and that is exactly what you'll learn about in today's episode. Today's show will challenge you to think about your circumstances in a new way - a way that actually serves you in a positive way. LINKS:Show NotesMotherhood Aligned FacebookMotherhood Aligned Instagram----A quick note from Katy:I'm a Life Coach for Moms and at my very core I believe that in order to raise a happy, well-rounded, and thoughtful child who thrives, YOU have to be a happy, well-rounded, and thoughtful mother who thrives. That's exactly what I can help you with. Go from overwhelmed in motherhood and life to feeling aligned, confident, and proud of your parenting. As a Certified Life Coach and Positive Discipline Parent Educator, I combine Life Coaching with peaceful and positive parenting strategies that work.BOOK A FREE CONSULT CALL TO GET STARTED
Calling all tired Mamas! It's time to get your baby to sleep! Today we have Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, Eva Klein, here to teach us how to get your little ones sleeping so that the whole family is well-rested and thriving. Eva is the founder of My Sleeping Baby and the Sleep Bible program and knows a thing or two about how we can all get some more rest. So listen in to soak up Eva’s sleep secrets. LINKS:Show NotesMotherhood Aligned Facebook Motherhood Aligned InstagramEva Klein, My Sleeping BabyEva/My Sleeping Baby on FacebookEva/My Sleeping Baby on InstagramRESOURCES:Top 7 sleep tips you can begin implementing IMMEDIATELY to get your baby, toddler or preschooler sleepingSleep Bible ProgramVisit the show notes for the 0-5 Sleep Chart download----A quick note from Katy:At my very core I believe that in order to raise a happy, well-rounded, and thoughtful child who thrives, YOU have to be a happy, well-rounded, and thoughtful mother who thrives. That's exactly what I can help you with. Go from overwhelmed in motherhood and life to feeling aligned, confident, and proud of your parenting. As a Certified Life Coach and Positive Discipline Parent Educator, I combine Life Coaching for Moms with peaceful and positive parenting strategies that work.BOOK A FREE CONSULT CALL TO GET STARTED
It’s the question we’re all asking each other and agonizing over - “Should I send my kid back to school?”Covid19 has turned our worlds upside down and figuring out the best course of action when it comes to school is no exception. As our schools are navigating the impossible task of pleasing everybody and scrambling to create the safest environment possible for our kiddos to go back, we’re all trying to figure it out as parents as well. In this episode I'm sharing the process I used to make the school decision. If you're still trying to decide what's best for your family then this episode is for you. LINKS MENTIONED:Show NotesUSAToday Article: Should I send my child back to school? This is the latest science on coronavirus and kidsMotherhood Aligned Facebook GroupSchedule a Free Parent Coaching Call
Today is the day to throw the old-school diet mentality in the trash (you know, the one where we think that once we lose weight we will be fixed) and instead, understand how our minds work and begin understanding WHY we are making the choices that we do when it comes to food. Brenda Lomeli, Certified Life & Weight Loss Coach and Certified Holistic Nutritionist, is on today's episode sharing how our mindset plays such an important role and how to lose weight with love.If what you’ve been doing to get your weight under control isn't working, be willing to try a new way because we all deserve to create whatever we want in our lives. LINKS:Show NotesMotherhood Aligned Facebook GroupMotherhood Aligned InstagramBrenda Lomeli's Website The Last 10 Pounds Podcast Brenda on Instagram
In today's quick solo episode, I talk about what Positive Discipline is and how I am using it in my own parenting. For those of you who are on my email list, you probably know by now that I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and a member of the Positive Discipline association. In this episode you learn what Positive Discipline actually means and the philosophies behind it. This information comes from the Positive Discipline Association website,, and is derived from the Positive Discipline program created by Dr. Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott. LINKSShow Notes7 Week Positive Discipline Course1:1 Coaching for MomsGiveawayLET'S CONNECTFacebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramemail me:
Hey everyone, today’s episode is an incredibly important topic, especially if you’re a parent to a teen or tween. If you’ve ever thought parenting was hard when the kids are little, I hate to tell you but it can get even more complicated as they get older. That’s why I’ve invited teen parenting coach, Laura Lyles Reagan, onto the show to talk about How to Connect & Communicate with your Teen.About Laura Lyles Reagan:Laura is a Sociologist and a Parent and Teen Relationship Coach - she helps teens and parents make communication breakthroughs and co-create solutions to problems to build positive futures. Laura holds a Masters in Sociology and specializes in Family Communication. She also wrote an award-winning book, How to Raise Respectful Parents.LINKS:Show NotesMotherhood Aligned Facebook GroupMotherhood Aligned on IGCONNECT WITH LAURA LYLES REAGAN:WebsiteFree Gift: A Conflict-Free Conversation Checklist for Parents of TeensCourse: Turn Your Teen AroundBook: How To Raise Respectful Parents
In today’s episode I'm sharing the number one tool I use to keep my sanity as a busy mom. It helps me stay on track with all of my work projects, all of my home projects, and keeps me on the same page with my husband and really anyone else in my life who I need to collaborate with.This magical system I’m talking about is called Trello. Honestly, if you’re a busy mom and you haven’t heard of or you aren’t yet using Trello, this episode might convince you that it’s time to sign up. Links:Show Notes + Free Trello Board TemplateFree Positive Discipline Online WorkshopConnect:WebsiteFacebook GroupInstagramPlease leave a 5 Star Review so more people can find the show! 
Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, joins me to discuss the two things every parent needs to know in order to see positive changes in their families. Many of us find ourselves dealing with the same problems over and over again with our children. In this episode, you'll get some background on how to get your children to listen once and for all. It starts with viewing their behavior differently and looking at how we are treating ourselves as a parent. You'll also learn that there are 3 main reasons your child isn't listening or in the place you want them to be. The good news is, with the right tools and clearing out some of the "yuck" change can happen quickly! ----CONNECT WITH RACHEL BAILEY:Website InstagramFacebook GroupYouTube CONNECT WITH KATY/MOTHERHOOD ALIGNED:WebsiteInstagramFacebook GroupLeave a Podcast Review                       Join the Waiting List! Free Positive Discipline Workshop 
Today's episode gives a glimpse of what I have been up to and what's to come in the near future: Parent Coaching! I talk a bit about the parenting philosophies I've been trained in and what they are all about. I specifically focus on the concepts of Conscious Parenting and Positive Discipline and how these work to help you build a better relationship with your children.**EDIT** I state I have a kid who is about to turn 6, but he is about to turn 7! I am just so used to him being 6 that I misspoke :) LINKS:Show NotesFacebook GroupInstagram
Who’s ready for a little bit of happiness today? Specifically, happiness at home. In today's episode, we talk with Ming Shelby about the 3 habits you should develop to bring more happiness into your home. Once you start implementing these, your family will thank you and you'll being to feel the happiness more often within your four walls. ABOUT MING SHELBYMing is an educator, speaker, and host of The Courage Up Podcast. Her happiest days are connecting with others, inspiring them to be courageous in their lives. Ming is a National Board Certified teacher who received her Bachelors degree in Education and Masters degree in Educational Psychology, specializing in Curriculum, Technology, and Educational Reform from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also has her Ed.S in Administration and Supervision along with her English as a Second Language endorsement.CONNECT WITH MINGWebsiteCourage Up PodcastLinkedInFacebook  CONNECT WITH KATYMotherhood Aligned WebsiteFacebook / Facebook GroupInstagram SHOW NOTES + ADDITIONAL LINKS
As parents, it is OUR responsibility to break the generational patterns of racism. It is our responsibility to be the change and empower our children to be the change. It’s not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.  We should all be doing more, so today I am sharing what I have found in my own research on how we can talk to our kids about race and racism. This is not an exhaustive list, I am not an expert on racism and I don’t have all of the answers, I am just a real mom wanting to learn and help other moms do the same. LINKS REFERENCED:Chicago Parent - Books to Teach Children about RacismCNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on RacismLET'S CONNECT:WebsiteFacebook GroupFacebook PageInstagram



In light of what’s going on in the world around us I will not be sharing our regularly scheduled podcast. Instead, I’ll be using this space to share the names of black people slain by police violence or victims of hate crimes. I will also be sharing some resources that I’ve come across and that I am utilizing to educate myself further on racism. I strongly encourage you to do the same. These names only represent a very small handful of victims of racism but their names deserve to be known and heard. Trayvon Martin Age 17 killed in 2012Tamir Rice Age 12 killed in 2014Michael Brown Age 18 killed in 2014Eric Garner age 43 killed in 2014Sandra Bland Age 28 killed in 2015Freddie Gray age 25 killed in 2015Alton Sterling age 37 killed in 2016Philando Castile age 32 killed in 2016Botham Jean age 26 killed in 2018Atatiana Jefferson age 28 killed in 2019Ahmaud Arbery age 25 killed in 2020Doug Lewis age 39 killed in 2020Breonna Taylor age 26 killed in 2020George Floyd age 46 killed in 2020RESOURCES:Black Lives Matter. Visit to learn about and support the ongoing fight to end State-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.Visit The Conscious Kid on Instagram for some resources for talking with your children about racismThere’s an article by Corrine Shutack titled 75 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice - it is continually updated to ensure each item is accurate and needed today.Shared google doc with loads of  anti-racism resources including podcasts to listen to, books to read, important articles, and more can contribute to the George Floyd Memorial Fund you. Let's ALL be a part of the change.-Katy
Have you ever started your day knowing you have to get a certain thing done, then you get distracted, do a million OTHER things, and before you know it the day is over and that first task you set out to complete is still sitting there NOT done?  Yeah, me too! Well, there's this little productivity tip called time-blocking and Annmarie Gustafson is here to tell us all about it. ----For key takeaways visit: Time-Blocking Spreadsheet: with Annmarie Gustafson: Katy/Motherhood Aligned on Facebook & Instagram----
Is it possible to have an amicable divorce? Divorce Coach, Kristine Travis, has proven that you CAN. Almost every divorce involving children starts with the goal of keeping things amicable, but over 90% of them turn nuclear within the first 90 days. Kristine shares the top 3 reasons almost amicable divorces turn nasty and how to prevent them from ruining yours.----For key takeaways visit: with Kristine Travis: www.1lifestrategy.comFind Katy/Motherhood Aligned on Facebook & Instagram----
Discover why Katy believes balance is a myth and something we should all STOP trying to achieve. Instead, seek alignment. Listen in to find out how!----For more info visit: Katy/Motherhood Aligned on Facebook & Instagram----
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