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More Than A Mother: Productivity, Priorities, & Balance for Mom Business Owners

Author: LaWann Moses

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Hey, friends!

Whether you are starting a business, getting your health in order, or just trying to be your personal best, I bet it is frustrating to work hard on your dreams and goals only to find you are stuck and have hit a roadblock.

Then add to it the stress of motherhood and all of your other roles, and it’s no wonder you haven’t lost your mind by now. I understand how you feel and that is why I am here to help.

I created the More Than a Mother podcast to help you master your mindset and own your time so you can find the freedom to do more of the things you love and enjoy without guilt or overwhelm.

This weekly podcast dives deep into the issues that impact you as a woman, not just a mom. Join me as I share inspirational stories, tips, and practical strategies to help you with your business and motherhood ventures. From work-life balance to priorities, parenting, and personal growth, moms like you join me to share their journeys. Here you will find stories of hope, growth, resilience, faith, and healing that will uplift, educate, and empower you to keep going

Welcome to the More Than a Mother podcast where you will hear the story behind the mother, business, and brand.

Now is your time, mama. You are definitely in the right place.
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This episode is different. This one is personal. Back to school season is among us. Similar to last year we are experiencing anxiety unlike any other as many of our kids return to school, in-person. New variants emerging, to mask or not mask, vaccinate or not, there is so much additional stress on top of the normal chaos that already exists when it comes to back to school.  In this open letter to you, I am sharing some words of encouragement, advice, and inspiration during this time. None of us have all the answers. We will not get it 100% right all the time, however, we can show up and continue to do the best we can to make it each day.  Take a listen to this open letter. Then head over to Instagram and share your thoughts with me on your IG story. Be sure to screenshot the episode and tag me so that I can see (and share) your thoughts.   
Summer is coming to an end and season 6 of the More Than a Mother podcast is preparing for one of our best seasons ever.  Take a listen to what's coming this season. Mark your calendar, Season 6 premiere episode Wednesday, September 15th. Subscribe and turn on those notifications so that you don't miss a single episode.  If you have not yet connected with me, head over to Instagram, and let's be friends! https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses    
Productivity, priorities, and balance— what does that mean to you? When it comes to setting priorities, do you think of your mental health? Your mental health should be your top priority. We are seeing on the biggest stages from Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka how important it is to prioritize your mental health even in the face of pressure. Listen to this IG replay to find out how you can prioritize your mental health today so you can show up as your best self today. Join my Free Facebook Community: Busy To Balance Mamas. This is the hub for my workshops, masterclasses, and the place where we will build community, collaboration, and connection.  Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.     
In life it’s so easy to get caught up in the busy culture, but what do you do when you “can’t” do. In this IG live replay, I am sharing: why it is okay to stop and pause why you need to give yourself permission to take a break 3 tips to help you no longer feeling guilty about the moves you make in life Join my Free Facebook Community: Busy To Balance Mamas. This is the hub for my workshops, masterclasses, and the place where we will build community, collaboration, and connection.  Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
Stop telling yourself you don’t have time. I need you to switch up the narrative, reframe the words you say and thoughts you think. Truth is, we all face barriers when it comes to time but it doesn’t mean, our dreams, goals, even self-care is impossible. In this IG Live replay, find out what you can do in just 15-30 minutes a day! Join my Free Facebook Community: Busy To Balance Mamas. This is the hub for my workshops, masterclasses, and the place where we will build community, collaboration, and connection.  Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
I’m back! I enjoyed birthday and my family vacation now it’s time to jump into back to school, back to business and work. Listen to hear all the exciting things coming to WannMo&Co including the season 6 debut date of the @morethanamotherpodcast, the return of my best selling course “Balancing the Busy” and more brand new things coming your way. Head over to Facebook and join my FB group “Busy To Balance Mama” where I will be hosting all of my trainings, workshops, and more! Also, hear how I am prioritizing my health, taking care is myself and the amazing fun workouts I am doing that are easy on my body by @growwithjo. Thank you @jadalynncross for sharing these workouts with me. I’m excited to be back and can’t wait to get down to business! Join my Free Facebook Community: Busy To Balance Mamas. This is the hub for my workshops, masterclasses, and the place where we will build community, collaboration, and connection.  Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.     
It’s my birthday 🎉 🎉 So thankful to see another birthday and even in all of my struggles, the good and the bad times, I still have joy! I learned this year to show up anyway! Be authentic. Be yourself and do you! Thankful for another bday! Ch. 39 is here 🎉🎉 Listen to my words of wisdom in this IG Live replay. Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.     
As Chapter 38 comes to an end… Today is my pre-birthday and I’m so excited. Chapter 38 taught me a lot of consistency, flexibility, and enjoying life. Listen to this IG Live replay to hear how the things I’ve learned this past year can help you. Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
Listen to this IG live replay where I discuss changes in my life, upcoming changes to the podcast, and why you must know your capacity in order to live your best life.  In this episode, I share: why I am in a state of adaptation and adjustment how self-awareness plays a part in your overall health how you must know your capacity if you want to continue to show up as your best self the reason why taking a step back to pause and regroup is beneficial in the long run Due to some "life happens" moments, More Than a Mother will be a little different these next few weeks, leading up to our break for the month of August. I hope you enjoy the revised format and can't wait to be back with you in a better capacity soon. Mentioned in this Episode: Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success Against All Odds by LaWann Moses Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
What do you do when you have an emotional breakdown and realize you have completely lost yourself in motherhood? So many of us lose our identities and don't even remember the things we love to do once we become mothers.  We become so wrapped up and absorbed in our roles that we lose touch with ourselves. My guest today, Pamela Hawkes, knows all about that. From being a teen mom to having an emotional breakdown after the birth of her youngest daughter, Pamela is sharing the steps she took to regain control of her physical and mental health.  In this episode, Pamela shares: how perfectionism impacts motherhood why it's important to disconnect from social media how to avoid getting consumed by guilt and shame how trial and error can help you rediscover the things you love so you can live your life unapologetically Connect with Pamela: https://instagram.com/theunapologeticallymeblog https://pamelahawkes.com Mentioned in this Episode: Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success Against All Odds by LaWann Moses Podcast Guest Booking Made Easy e-book Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
"Sometimes you have to grieve the relationship and let it go". Today Ashley Ates joins me to talk all about letting go of toxic and/or unhealthy relationships so you can grow and reach your potential in life. Ashley "the Pusher" Ates shared her story and life lessons from a place of vulnerability, transparency, and openness. She kept it real. Ashley shares her own struggles with relationships in her life, the things she learned, and how you can continue to grow no matter your obstacles. In this episode, Ashley shares: why you need to let go of toxic relationships how "going with the flow" is not always the best solution in life how necessary it is to get to the root of your issues in order to heal and grow understanding and dealing with strained parent relationships as an adult how to not only leave a legacy but live your legacy right now About Ashley Ashley Ates is woman of specific words that heal. A mother of 2 world changing boys, a mentor, entrepreneur, Intercessor, teacher, but most of all servant. She enjoys cooking, shopping, reading, and freeing as many women as she comes across. Connect with Ashley: https://www.instagram.com/theashleynates/ https://www.growingngrace16.com/ Mentioned in this Episode: Grace to Pivot by Ashley Ates Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success Against All Odds by LaWann Moses Podcast Guest Booking Made Easy e-book Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
Work-Life Harmony is a Constant Truth is, I’m struggling right now. I am having rough moments, some tough days and that’s okay. It’s time to normalize transparency and share the behind-the-scenes of the highlight reels of life. I’m learning more and more to cut overwhelm off at the door. I’ve stopped beating myself and being so hard on myself when I can’t show up how I planned. Most importantly, I’ve learned to take breaks, take care of myself, and jump back in when ready! Life is a journey. The pursuit of work-life harmony is ever-evolving. Here is how you can learn to adapt, adjust and allow for flexibility as you pursue your dreams and goals as a mom. Mentioned in this episode: Easy Podcast Guest Booking & Communication E-book- Available now! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   ** This is an IG Live replay**
It's 2021, why are moms still being forced to choose between careers and families? Think about it, during this pandemic so many moms left the workforce either by choice or by force. In this episode, I am talking with Career Coach and Working Mom Blogger, Becca Carnahan about issues still impacting moms today.  Today Becca shares: why you need to figure out what you like to do and rediscover your passions how clarity and confidence play a role in your career and work how the traditional hours are not ideal for working moms how you can turn the skills and talents you have into new opportunities her framework to make answering "Tell me about yourself" and "Why should we hire you?" easy Becca Carnahan is a mom of two, writer, and career coach from Massachusetts. She is the founder of Becca Carnahan Career Coaching & Communications where she specializes in helping women find more joy and fulfillment in their work. She also writes and manages the working mom blog, With Love Becca, which helps women manage motherhood, manage careers, and manage to laugh through it all.  Becca gained her expertise in the career development field over a 13-year career at Harvard Business School, where she still works as a career coach. In addition to her career coaching work, Becca is also the author of Belinda Baloney Changes Her Mind, a fun and inspiring “when I grow up” children’s book and When Mommy Grows Up: A Guide to Parenting Yourself to a More Fulfilling Career. Connect with Becca https://facebook.com/withlovebeccablog https://www.instagram.com/with_love_becca/ https://beccacarnahan.com Mentioned in this episode When Mommy Grows Up: A Guide to Parenting Yourself to a More Fulfilling Career Belinda Baloney Changes Her Mind Dubsado- CRM system - Use code "lawann" for 20% off your first month or year Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3. 
Ayyyyeeeeeeeeee, we made it to 100 episodes! I am so happy to reach this milestone with you! I can't believe we are here already. In this episode, I am sharing what I have learned about podcasting in this past year-and-a-half. I am sharing my top tips and strategies to help you get started and grow your podcast. As well as how you can make your podcasting process, including guest booking, much easier.  Today is a celebration! Join me inside as I celebrate you. Don't forget to enter the listener appreciation giveaway! Here's a link to the post that tells you exactly what you need to do to enter: 100th Episode Listener Appreciation Giveaway  Mentioned in this episode: Episode 31: Why Black People Need White Allies to Show Up & Speak Up Episode 32: Unlocking the Power of Diversity Through Strong and Effective Allyship Ep 3: Quick Tips to Help You Overcome Mom Guilt   Get your systems in order with Dubsado (for CRM). Get 20% off your first month or year when you use code: lawann Easy Podcast Guest Booking & Communication E-book- Available now!   Enter the 100th episode listener appreciation giveaway. The winner will receive: More Than A Mother t-shirt More Than A Mother mug Copy of my book "Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles & Achieve Success Against All Odds Target Gift Card Details on how to enter are on Instagram but to make it easy for you here is what you need to do: 1. Follow @lawannmoses on IG 2. Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Screenshot and share to your IG story and don't forget to tag me so I can see it 3. Tag 3 friends on my IG posts  Enter to win now! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.  CashApp- $LaWannMoses
I am excited to have this conversation with you today. Let's face it, all moms lose our sh!t at one point or another. It's not something we like to talk about. It's a topic many avoid, however just because we avoid it doesn't mean it isn't happening.  There are no perfect moms and it's time to stop acting that way. The more we peel back the layers and talk about the feelings, emotions, and experiences of the woman behind the mom, the more we will empower moms. In this episode, I am getting candid about my latest mommy meltdown, how ridiculous it was, and what I learned while going through it. I am sharing the role self-regulation and self-awareness play in mommy meltdowns. I am also sharing how important self-care is in preventing and minimizing meltdowns.  As I share my story on this episode, it is my hope that you will work through the story with me and see how I am learning to regulate my emotions, prioritize self-care, and remain aware as I am going through tough mom moments.  Mentioned in this episode: Book your travel today with Omio. Head to Omio.com and use the code LISTENER5 at checkout. Parenting: What You Put In is What You Get Out w/ Sherita Thompson | Ep. 89  Enter the 100th episode listener appreciation giveaway. The winner will receive: More Than A Mother t-shirt More Than A Mother mug Copy of my book "Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles & Achieve Success Against All Odds Target Gift Card Details on how to enter are on Instagram but to make it easy for you here is what you need to do: 1. Follow @lawannmoses on IG 2. Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Screenshot and share to your IG story and don't forget to tag me so I can see it 3. Tag 3 friends on my IG posts  Enter to win now! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.  CashApp- $LaWannMoses
My special guest today is Mrs. Ariel Harper, also known as The Wife Advisor. Ariel teaches women and wives how to be godly wives and have successful marriages. I love how Ariel empowers women to not only walk in their wifehood and momhood, but also their womanhood. Ariel reminds us all that outside of our roles as "wife" and "mom", we are women first.  In this episode, Ariel shares: how marriage requires work and it's not a fairy tale the benefit of counseling before you get married how you need to check yourself and check your heart  how "we need to talk" is not the way to start a conversation how communication is one of the keys to a successful marriage About Ariel Ariel Harper, better known as The Wife Advisor, is a wife of 6 years and a mother to 3 beautiful children teaches and equips women and wives on how to have successful marriages that please God. As a certified Wife Coach, she does this by edifying women with tools on how to communicate about family issues, careers, intimacy, etc. Mrs. Ariel Harper is the wife that every other wife goes to when she wants to have better communication and to stop having arguments that end up with her thinking about divorce. She helps you develop the skills, mindset to talk to your mate about anything. Connect with Ariel:  www.thewifeadvisor.com https://instagram.com/thewifeadvisor Mentioned in this episode: We Need to Talk: A Guide to Effective Communication for Every Topic In Your Relationship  Power of One 30-day 1-on-1 Coaching Program: What could you do if you focused on 1 thing for 30 days? Let me tell you, the possibilities are endless. I want to see you turn your ideas into income. That is why I am opening up 3 slots in my Power of One 30 day laser-focused coaching program! Inside the Power of One, I will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you want to start/grow your podcast, finish your book, or find that space in your life so you can start crushing your personal and professional goals, I’ve got you! Find out more or get started now! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.  CashApp- $LaWannMoses      
Joining me in the guest chair today is Reese Dennis, Founder of Own Your Slay University. Reese's personality is contagious and it shined all throughout this interview.  In this interview, Reese and I discussed a subject I absolutely love-- Work-Life Harmony. Gone are the days of trying to achieve balance, instead it's time to focus on life harmony.  In this episode, Reese shares: How she found freedom when she let go of keeping up appearances Why the "go with the flow" mentality is not always beneficial How systems and schedules are a gamechanger in life The power in saying No How to own your slay so you can show up confidently in all areas of life About Reese Reese Dennis, Wife, mommy, and Founder of Own Your Slay University is positioned as a force in the mommy empowerment movement.   Reese believes that moms can have it all, and has made it her personal and purposeful mission to empower millennial mommas to SHOW UP & SLAY; redefining “mom life”  on their terms in order to create a life that excites them!  Systems, schedules, and strategies are essential! In addition, to Own Your Slay University, Reese is the creator of the #MOREmomSquad community,  and host of the weekly IG series “Millennial Mom Chat”, where she shares her experiences as a whole mom!  Connect with Reese https://ownyourslayuniversity.com https://www.instagram.com/reese__dennis/ Mentioned in this episode: Easy Podcast Guest Booking & Communication E-book- Available now! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.   
I absolutely love reading. There is so much to learn when you pick up a book. My guest today, Christine Mapondera is an author and publisher who is bringing the stories of Africa and African diaspora to life through her children's books. Recognizing a need for children (and adults) to learn about Africa, Christine took things into her own hands and started creating stories and inviting us all into Makanaka's world. What started as publishing children's books has now grown into a publishing company, Global Kidz House, and now a magazine.  In this episode, Christine shares with us: how her life experience and immigrant perspective inspired her to write children's books how she is elevating and celebrating the diversity of Africa and the African diaspora through children’s books how mindset plays a role in everything that we do About Christine Christine Mapondera-Talley is a wife, mom, and entrepreneur. She is the of Global Kidz House where she publishes children's books and soon a magazine all centered around around elevating and celebrating Africa and the African diaspora. She is also co-founder of KidLit Nation, a non-profit organization providing education and opportunities for children’s writers and illustrators of color including webinars, mentorships, scholarship opportunities, and more. Connect with Christine https://instagram.com/globalkidzhouse https://facebook.com/globalkidzhouse www.globalkidzhouse.com Coupon code- MTAM15- 15% off purchase through December 31. 2021 Mentioned in this Episode Get Relief Factor- Three Week QuickStart for only $19.95 today  Dubsado- the Customer Relations Management (CRM) System you need in your business right now. Use my code "lawann" to get 20% off your first year or month. Sign up for Dubsado for free today! Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3. 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I couldn't let the month end without talking about motherhood and mental health. Today, I am taking it back to season 2 where my guest Dominique Battle and I discussed the impact of trauma on the mental health of mothers.  Trauma and mental health are issues that impact everyone, including mothers. Unfortunately, we don't tend to our mental health as we do our physical health when in reality it is just as important. My guest today is Dominique Battle a Mental Health Therapist and Life Transformation Strategist. She is helping individuals and couples work through their trauma so they can live their best lives. What we learn in this episode: The defining moment that led Dominique to this career path The impact of trauma on your mental state The benefits of therapy How to cope with the hard times in life You can connect with Dominique on her website: www.dominiquebattle.com. Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses   Do you want to support our show? Please make a donation or shop our merch. All donations are greatly appreciated and we love our listeners' support. Make a donation today to receive a shout-out on one of our episodes. Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3. 
“I’ll be the “bad guy” and I’m okay with that.” I found myself repeating this multiple times in this past week-and-a-half. Sometimes motherhood requires us to make tough decisions. Choices that our family and kids may not always like. We have to learn to trust ourselves, our instincts and be okay with the tough choices we make on behalf of our kids. In today's storytime, I discuss how an ordinary basketball program turned into a teaching and learning moment for my family. This incident brought to life the majority of the May episodes I've aired so far. I found myself recalling the information, tips, and takeaways from my guests and applying them in the situation I was facing. Let me tell you, the information in episodes 89-93 came in clutch for me this past week. This episode is a little different than my normally scheduled content. However, I had to share the lessons learned, the wisdom gained, and overall the mportance of trusting myself as a mother no matter what.  Listen to hear how a basketball program set the stage for some great teaching, learning, and life-defining moments in my household.  Referenced in this episode: From Unconscious to Conscious Parenting: Why You Must Put Your Oxygen Mask On First w/ Katherine Winter- Sellery | Ep. 93 Why Forgiveness is a Powerful Path to Healing and Self-Awareness | Ep. 92 Dear Single Mommy: Heal. Forgive. You Are Meant For More w/ Audrey Renee | Ep. 91 Blinded by the “D”: How to Break Patterns and Behaviors that No Longer Serve You w/ Dahnni McLean | Ep. 90 Parenting: What You Put In is What You Get Out w/ Sherita Thompson | Ep. 89  Get your copy of my best-selling book. Rising Above Statistics: How To Overcome Obstacles & Achieve Success Against All Odds  Get your systems in order with Dubsado (for CRM). Get 20% off your first month or year when you use code: lawann Connect with LaWann: https://LaWannMoses.com https://instagram.com/LaWannMoses https://facebook.com/LaWannMoses Buy Me a Coffee: Show your support and help me keep the show going for as little as $3.  CashApp- $LaWannMoses    
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