Episode #017: Interview with expert Dr. Stefani Reinold on Body Image and Sex.

Dr. Stephani Reinold

In today’s episode we have our friend and expert, Dr. Stefani Reinold talking all about body image and the importance of sex for females.

One of our favorite episodes recorded to date, and it’s true, we say that about every episode, but we are blessed to have incredibly gifted friends. We go deep on her story, the issue of body images for children, and the importance of sex and having sex for females. Let us know what you think: actionmademamamspodcast@gmail.com

About Dr. Stefani Reinold:

Stefani Reinold is a board certified psychiatrist, eating disorders specialist, and women’s mental health expert. She is host of the podcast, It’s Not About the Food, and author of the bestselling book, Let Your Heart Out.  Her mission is to help women overcome the daily struggles of their lives so that they can live their abundant, God-designed lives. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two children.

How to find more about Dr. Stefani Reinold:
Host of Podcast – “It’s Not About the Food: Intuitive Eating, Anti-Diet, Body Positivity


https://www.stefanireinoldmd.com/

Episode #016: Interview with Baby Sleep Expert: Tamiko Kelly.

Sleep Expert: Tamiko Kelly interview with Action Made Mamas Nicki Wilson and Beverley Simpson

Bed time battles are part of parenthood, and it’s inevitable we’re going to face sleeping challenges with our babies and children.

However, there IS something we can do about it.

Sleep expert, Tamiko Kelly, joins the #ActionMadeMamas in today’s episode and shares with us:

  • Common mistakes parents are making with sleep habits, and what to do instead.
  • Baby Personalities and how they effect sleep.
  • and more.

Where to Find Tamiko Kelly:

Episode #014: Season Finale: Reminisce on Season 1

Action Made Mamas Podcast

Season 1 Finale of the Action Made Mama Podcast. Nicki and Beverley recap their favorite moments of recording the first 14 episodes of the podcast, and go a little deeper.

We give the update on our Thanksgiving adventures, sleeping updates, and what it’s like to be a child with our Enneagram numbers.

We’ve loved sharing every moment with you in season 1, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2019.

Programs mentioned in the podcast:

#CultivateKindKids

Until 2019…

Stay connected to us here:

email us here.

Beverley on IG and Facebook
Stay Fit Through the Holidays

Nicki on IG and Facebook
#CultivateKindKids

Episode #013: Motherhood Adventures

Today’s episode dives deep into the trials and tribulations of parenting. Specifically: sleep training toddlers.

If you have some insight, we want to hear from you! Send us an email: actionmademamaspodcast@gmail.com. Also, we’d love to hear what your take away was from the episode! Screen shot it and tag us on IG with your number one take away. IG: @_nickiwilson_ @bsimpsonfitness

Episode #012: Interview with Brittany Liggitt on Infant Loss and Grief

Interview with Brittany Liggitt on Infant Loss

Today’s episode is a tough, but important one. Nicki and Beverley dig into managing grief with special guest, Brittany Liggitt, who bravely shares her story of caring and giving birth to baby Hazel who had Anencephaly.

The episode was difficult to record, but inspiring because of the hope and insight she brings to so many other families who struggle with loss.

About Brittany Liggitt

Brittany Liggitt is William’s wife, mama to Ruby Kate (7), Jack (3), Hazel in Heaven, and Hank (14 months).  She is a part time speech therapist and part time stay at home mom.  She and her husband started This Hope Podcast in order to share that there is hope and beauty even during the hardest times.

 

Instagram: This Hope Podcast

 

Episode #011: Interview with Elizabeth Oates on How to Manage Divorce and Kids

Elizabeth Oates on Healthy Ways to deal with divorce.

Published Author, Elizabeth Oates, joins Nicki and Beverley on the #ActionMadeMamas podcast. She brings hope to people fighting for their marriages, and also helps families manage divorce transitions.

In today’s episode she breaks down how divorce impacted her as a child and now she helps

[6:52] Elizabeth Oates introduction.

[12:16] Shares her story about being a foster parent and adopting her children.

[16:27] Shares her story about growing up with a single mom, and her relationship with an alcoholic and drug addict dad.

[23:00] How kids manage divorce.

[24:50] Should you stay together for kids?

[28:30] Resources for children on how to deal with divorce?

[34:45] How she works on her marriage with her husband.

About Elizabeth Oates:

Elizabeth is an author, blogger, and speaker whose family tree was plagued with generations of divorce, addiction, abuse, abandonment, and general dysfunction. Over the years, however, Elizabeth experienced God’s redemption and restoration. She now brings hope and healing to women experiencing the same brokenness she endured.

Elizabeth earned her B.A. from Baylor University and an M.A. from Dallas Theological Seminary with a focus in Marriage and Family Studies before writing three books:

While all of this sounds fancy, Elizabeth knows no matter how perfect our Instagram posts, no matter how Pinterest-worthy our homes—we all need Jesus. Today Elizabeth lives in Waco, Texas with her husband, Brandon, and their five children, including three biological and two they adopted through foster care. You can read more about Elizabeth at www.elizabethoates.com.

Episode #010: Interview with Corinne Oestreich on Surrogacy, Being a Mompreneur, and Human Rights.

Corinne Oestreich interview on surrogacy and human rights

Nicki and Beverley get the pleasure of interviewing Corinne Oestreich where she bravely shares her story about surrogacy, being a mompreneur, and the work she is doing for the Native American population is truly an inspiration to all. We can’t wait for you to listen to this podcast.

Let us know what you think. Send us an email: actionmademamaspodcast@gmail.com

About Corinne Oestreich:

Corinne Oestreich is a mompreneur of two businesses, her photography business C. Oestreich Photography, and The Buffalo Project. She is Lakota and Mohawk and heavily involved in the indigenous community in the California Bay Area. She is a mother of two kids ages 7 and 5, but has given birth to 3 more children as a surrogate. She works every day in both her own businesses and also as a Journalist and Photographer for powwows.com.

Best Ways to Learn More about Corinne:

@saiagency

Episode #009: Setting Expectations and Boundaries around Technology, Social Media, and Work.

Nicki and Bev discuss boundaries around children and technology

Today’s episode is inspired by Nicki and Beverley’s interview with Dawn Wible of Talk more Tech Less.

We’re both moms who have built online  business and felt inspired to discuss how we navigate our own personal boundaries with technology and our efforts to healthy relationships for ourselves and for our children.

We’d love to hear from you, send us an email: actionmademamaspodcast@gmail.com

Episode #008: The Pre/Postnatal Experience with expert Jessie Mundell

Nicki and Beverley interview Jessie Mundell

Today’s episode is with Beverley’s friend, coach, and mentor, Jessie Mundell. We talked about the under estimated delicate for a mom in the early stages postpartum. Jessie bravely shared her story about birth and postpartum with two babies, and we talk about how to become a resource for moms if you’r a coach and want to join the community.

About Jessie

Jessie Mundell is a Kinesiologist, who specializes in exercise coaching for prenatal and postnatal populations. She wants her clients to feel supported and capable, in body and mind, throughout these big life transitions and uses fitness as a vehicle to empower them.

For more info on Jessie:

Jessie Mundell on Facebook
Jessie Mundell on Instagram
Jessie Mundell dot com

To become a certified postnatal coach: Postnatal Academy

Episode #007: Interview with Dawn Wible of: Talk More. Talk Less. Discussion on the Importance of Communication, Kids, and Technology.

Dawn Wible owner of Talk More. Tech Less.

In today’s episode Nicki and Beverley interview Dawn Wible owner of Talk More. Tech Less. If you’re a parent navigating parenting, social media, and the technology age, this is episode is a must listen.

We want to hear from you! Let us know what you think of the episode, and what you want to learn about here: actionmademamaspodcast@gmail.com

About Dawn:

Dawn Wible is a wife, mom, business owner, cook and entrepreneur. She has worked with students for 20 years alongside her husband who runs a youth mentorship organization.

She founded Talk More. Tech Less to address the issues surrounding technology addiction, mental and physical health and to educate communities on the importance of relationships and connection. She works with Baylor University and school districts educating students and parents on the issues surrounding online safety. She has also written online curriculum and provides products at talkmoretechless.com guiding families to foster healthy relationships.

[8:55:] Introduction to Dawn and her practical message of hope for families
[12:15] The difference from our young ages and youth of today. The difference in how we had to develop our film and our parents had to beg us to use the cell phones. Now college kids feel
[16:00] Managing expectations and responsibility around accessibility and detoxing with technology.
[18:41] The scary statistics on the Pornography industry and technology.
[25:16] Prioritizing communication over technology.
[27:56] How are girls effected in technology and porn? How to determine body empowerment versus unrealistic social media expectations.
[31:42] What do we say to the parent who is about to buy their kid a cell phone?
[37:00] Forbidden Fruit aspects of technology.
[43:00] how to start the conversation around technology, cyber bullying, and questions to ask your children.
[55:52] How to help Parents who are on their phone too much?

Learn More About the Event and Resources mentioned in the episode here:

Unplugged Retreat next month in Waco, Tx
http://www.talkmoretechless.com/unplugged/

Smartphone Ed. Online Course:
http://www.talkmoretechless.com/smartphone-ed/

Website: http://talkmoretechless.com
Full Videohttps://vimeo.com/124425677
Facebook: Talk More Tech Less
Instagram: Talk More Tech Less
Twitter: talkmoretechles
Email: talkmoretechless@gmail.com

Resources:

Fight the New Drug: https://fightthenewdrug.org/
https://www.teensafe.com/

Episode #006: 5 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowd in Online Business

Nicki and Beverley talk about standing out in a crowded market

If you’ve ever wondered, how to stand out in a crowded market space, this episode is for you. Nicki and Beverley discuss 5 strategies on how to set yourself apart in what feels like the crowded online market space.

[5:04] Standing out in a crowd requires you to put your blinders on, unfollow people that make you feel bad, and

[9:35] Quit worrying about what other people think. We discuss how to manage fear around self promoting and how to manage the judgement factor from colleagues, friends, and family.

[18:20] Introducing your story makes the experience uniquely yours. We discuss how to position yourself as an authority and make your story making it unique.

[25:15] Listen to your client’s chatter. What are they saying? What do they want? Use the language of the client.

[30:24] Taking the consistent 1% action in order to move the needle forward in your business.

 

Episode #005: Interview with Your Enneagram Coach: Beth McCord

ActionMadeMamas Nicki and Beverley interview Enneagram expert: Beth McCord

ActionMadeMama hosts, Nicki and Beverley, interview Enneagram Coach expert Beth McCord.

About Beth McCord

Your Enneagram Coach was founded by Beth McCord, an Enneagram speaker, coach and teacher for over 15 years.

Beth is passionate about coming alongside individuals and helping them re-write their story, allowing them to see that lasting change, meaningful relationships, and a life of deep purpose is possible. This passion is what drove her to create this community, a safe place for individuals to explore the Enneagram.

An Enneagram Leader

Having been trained by the best Enneagram experts and pouring hundreds of hours into advanced certifications, Beth is now leading the industry in simplifying the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective. Beth’s passion is to make the Enneagram accessible for everyone, anywhere, so they can experience the transformation they long for.

This includes one-on-one coaching, in-person events and workshops and online courses. She also offers training and support for those interested in becoming an Enneagram coach.

About the Episode

[4:20] Introduction to Beth McCord owner of Your Enneagram Coach. Bev and Nicki talk about our journey with the Enneagram.

[6:51] Beth McCord shares her story about how she started with the Enneagram.

[13:50] Starting to talk about the differences between all the personality types, and how the Enneagram stands apart.

[17:30] Introduction to the numbers, and the levels of health of the numbers.

[37:00] Beverley goes in the hot seat, and we begin a “typing” session.

[1:11] Without spoiling the episode, Beth introduces Tritypes.

Episode #004: Nicki and Beverley’s Postpartum Journeys

Action Made Mamas postpartum experience

POSTPARTUM JOURNEY INTRO [05:05]

Action Made Mamas postpartum experience

BEVERLEY’S POSTPARTUM EXPERIENCE [09:03]

Beverley discusses the journey from being a Fitness Manager obsessed with body image to being a mom of two young girls under two who refused to learn about pregnancy while pregnant and didn’t get her vaginal birth or breastfeeding experience.

NICKI’S POSTPARTUM EXPERIENCE [18:25]

Nicki’s postpartum experience is completely opposite with Beverley’s. Working at a pregnancy center give her a lot of information and knew to much about giving birth. Even though it did not make her feel at ease because she has seen some heavy stuff like health issues with both the mother and the baby. It even went through losing lives and that made her panic within her pregnancy. Fortunately Nicki gave birth normally and has enjoyed that process of giving birth.

NURSING [26:23]

Breastfeeding experiences are unique and under discussed. Nicki and Beverley share their experiences to normalize every situation.

SIDE EFFECTS OF POSTPARTUM [48:13]

Your body can’t be the same after giving birth. You have to accept the that after giving birth everything in your body has changed, and it isn’t all bad.

Episode #003: Interview with Angela Beeler Founder and CEO of REFIT Revolution

ActionMadeMamas Feature Angela Beeler co-founder of REFIT

Angela is an Enneagram 8 who loves good food, chunky babies, and great fitness…in that order. With over 8 years of professional experience in the fitness industry, Angela is passionate about seeing people live their best lives as the best version of themselves. Angela enjoys long walks in the park, a good glass of prosecco and leaving voice memos at all hours of the day. Her REFIT contributions include strategic vision/planning, instructor training and development, product creation, and marketing. She is also a self-professed hotel snob due to her love of fluffy bathrobes and fancy toiletries.

Today, Beverley and Nicki talk to Angela about the stages of having a dream and making it a reality- and all the things that come along in the journey. She shares so much wisdom and truth and we are excited for all to hear!

Find more about Angela:

Here on YouTube and Instagram: REFIT and Angela 

Episode #002: Why Communities are Important and How to Build One

 

Episode 1

 

Being Beverley and Nicki working together [00:30]

Even though Beverley and Nicki have known each other for just a short amount of time they make that every second counts. The sad part is that they cannot be together all the time. So when they are together they make sure that it will be totally fun and informative at the same time. They spent time talking and working which is what they love to do. Sharing thoughts that relates to what community they are building.

 

The Importance of community and builidng a community for women [05:30]

Beverley and Nicki are virtual friends, they just meet online and then decided to meet personally when they agreed to have spend time, have fun, work together and build a community to inspire and empower women like themselves. Technology has mad e the world smaller that you can follow everyone even if they are at the other side of the world. Social media has taken over our lives making everyone closer to each other thats the power of internet. So whenever you feel alone or having problems Internet can help you get the knowledge for you to answer what ever you have in mind connect to people that will mentors and will help you. Beverley and Nicki never knew each other personally, they only knew that they have the same passion and that is to help people cope up with life, inspire and empower women. That’s why they loved each other so much that made them bestfriends in an instant.

 

Nicki’s local mastermind meet up [11:03]

So just recently Nicki just posted on instagram and said I NEED SIX WOMEN lets mastermind. Nicki recieved an overwhelming reply from women who wants to participate but unlikely a mastermind will be inefficient to have more than six. Nicki came to realise at that moment that its a lonely place for women especially when they are entreprenuer.

 

Beverley’s struggle to connect with community. [11:55]

Moving from Manhattan to Westchester County was a struggle for Beverley. It was a back to square one in getting along and connecting with people around a new community which is very difficult for her even before Beverley became an entrprenuer. Only just recently Beverley should have known that there is a way to communicate well with people and that is being Pro-Active.

 

Lonely and connecting people [13:35]

Married at 23 Nicki was lonely. Despite being an agressive friend seeker she find her help alone at home. Nicki’s husband works for a basketball team which travels often and when at home her husband usually watch movies until he pass off. Nicki became even lonely when most of her friends moved out of the community. What Nicki did is she went to sunday church class just to have social life and there she meet someone look her up on the yellow pages since there was no social media back then. They then became good friends.

 

4 ways to build your community

  1. Being an active member of a life group [21:40]

Being involve in church group or any group plays a tremendous of growing a community big or small it does not really matter. In that way you will be meeting people talking to them and sharing part of your life with them. You get to hear happy and sad stories of the people around you which creates bond and friendship.

 

  1. Play Dates and being the Leader [30:55]

Start with it yourself, be a Leader. Take a step to communicate with the people wihtin your community. Invite them for a social gathering just to make them fell that they are welcome in your house. In that way you will get to see who are sincere people that will spend time with you and be a true friend that will be with you in times of need.

 

  1. Mastermind [36:53]

What is Mastermind? Its simply looking and connecting to people that has the same thing in mind like you do. Brainstorming to make your business grow.

 

  1. Internet [48:43]

Reach out to people! Internet and of coarse Social Media is a very helpful tool to communicate

with your audience or a person. Dont hesitate just reach out to them. It is unconventional so there is no right and wrong in communicating

 

Peanut App [53:07]

It is an app that works like Tinder a dating app only that they are for moms. Its an awesome app that will help make your community grow. For now it’s only available in New York and San Francisco.

For more information on how to work with Beverley and Nicki, please visit them at the following sites:

Beverley: BSimpsonFitness

Nicki: Nicki Wilson

Episode #001: Who Are The Action Made Mamas?

In this introduction episode, we get to know the Action Made Mamas- Beverley Simpson and Nicki Wilson.

These two met in a very un-conventional way thru a Mastermind for online fitness professionals. They describe their relationship as an instantaneous connection and besties-at-first-sight!

Through their common bond of motherhood, entrepreneurship and fitness, Beverley and Nicki decided pretty quickly that their banter, humor and knowledge would make a fantastic SNL sketch. Buuut, since that was probably not very practical, they opted for a podcast instead. Both Beverley and Nicki are self-proclaimed MASSIVE ACTION-TAKERS and love empowering all women to do the same-which is the core of this entire podcast!

To learn more about the Action Made Mamas, visit their sites:

Beverley: BSimpsonFitness 

Nicki: Nicki Wilson