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AUGUST 15TH, 2019

GO GET MOM INTRO EPISODE

This episode details out what this podcast is meant to be, who it is primarily for, and what you can expect from it. Mostly, the hope is that this podcast connects with families on a deeper level who are looking to heal, grow, and overcome. It should serve as a resource guide for anyone looking for insight on how to be better at being human, a difficult task in and of itself.

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AUGUST 15TH, 2019

MANU MURARO | YOUR SOCIAL TEAM

TOPIC: SOCIAL MEDIA TRAPS

This episode I discuss common social media traps with the queen of Instagram herself, Manu Muraro! Manu owns a social media marketing business called Your Social Team and has helped so many businesses grown their following organically through Instagram. She sits down and talks with me about common social media traps we moms/women in business tend to fall into, and how to avoid them. Namely, when to unplug, how not to get caught up in the comparison game, and how to know when you're oversharing.

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AUGUST 15TH, 2019

KEON DAVIS | SMOOTH N GROOVE

TOPIC: FAILURE

This episode I discuss failure with Keon Davis, owner of the Smooth n Groove smoothie trucks. Keon is far from a failure, but he has seen his share of struggles and has a lot of insight to share on how he overcame them. Hint: crying is a business strategy. Because Keon was honest and open enough to talk about how close he came to taking his life, I am using this episode as an opportunity to share the Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1800-273-8255.

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AUGUST 15TH, 2019

dr. megan mcswain mann | peachtree art therapy & counseling

TOPIC: dyslexia

This episode I discuss the emotional side of dyslexia (and other language based learning disabilities) with Dr. Megan McSwain Mann. She holds a doctorate and masters in art therapy, and is a licensed professional counselor - specializing in working with children with social/emotional issues such as anxiety or depression and children with learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia. This isn't just her specialization, she's also dyslexic! She shares her insight from both a personal and professional point of view of how we can help these children better see the superpower behind their dyslexia.

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AUGUST 22nd, 2019

marnie grodzin | gathered & grounded

TOPIC: teens

I feel like today’s guest could have done 10 different episodes just on this topic. I am talking with Marnie Grodzin, owner of Gathered & Grounded about all things teen. She is the teen queen, since Gathered & Grounded is like a community center for kids and teens - except a community center they actually want to go to. We talked for over an hour but I say hang in there for the whole thing if you can, especially if you have a child who is nearing this phase in life. I hope in the future we record more episodes that go into even more detail, but in this episode I tried to at least get an understanding of what we should and shouldn’t worry about, and what it’s like to be a teen in today’s world. I hope you enjoy it.

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AUGUST 29, 2019

lizeth gomez | moms kloset

TOPIC: starting from scratch

This episode is all about starting something from scratch and Lizeth Gomez is a great person to talk to because she started an amazing creative business from her living room! Moms Kloset is a balloon design business. She has designed for all events including weddings, conferences, launch parties, and even Cardi B's baby shower! She is open about how she did it, who helped her along the way, and the even mistakes she made (secretly, this podcast is her apology letter to ATL Bucket List - haha). Listen to this if you are a creative person, want to start a small business, or just love hearing the story of a great mom who found her passion!

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september 5, 2019

dr. robert plomin | blueprint: how dna makes us who we are

TOPIC: nature vs. nurture

Today’s topic is nature vs. nurture. And what can I say about my guest today. I have wanted to talk to Dr. Robert Plomin ever since I finished his book Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are. It doesn’t get any more expert on this topic than him. He is a professor of behavioral genetics at King’s College in London and has 50 years of his personal genetic research and 100 years of research by all scientists poured into this book. This book is soooo not a parenting book, it’s a humaning book, or at least that is what it became for me. Honestly, this entire podcast was worth getting to have this conversation with him. I hope you can take something away from it as well.

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*Bonus episode* september 9, 2019

teresa ruspi | lrj foundation

TOPIC: suicide

I am releasing a special bonus episode in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. I sat down with Teresa Ruspi, the co-founder of the Better Than Yesterday LRJ Foundation which was started in honor of her brother, who she lost to suicide. The foundation is aimed providing awareness and education to schools and the community about mental health and suicide prevention. I appreciated she made time in her busy schedule to sit down and talk with me, I hope anything we have to say can be helpful to at least one family in identifying their child may be at risk and getting them the help they need. I would like to take this opportunity to share the suicide prevention lifeline number, it’s 1-800-273-8255 and you can now text this number as well. 

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september 12, 2019

lucinda holt | amaze.org

TOPIC: sex & puberty

Today’s topic is sex & puberty and I am talking with Lucinda Holt, a representative from Amaze.org - a website created to give real information about sex and puberty in a less awkward and more digestable way. Lucinda perfectly articulated in this conversation what we should be saying to our kids, and when. Listen to every second of this episode because the whole thing is full of real information parents will need, will use, and will relate to. I honestly think this may be the one episode no parent should miss.

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september 12, 2019

michelle carlton | just styling

TOPIC: nice girls

Today’s episode is about nice girls, and particularly nice girls in business. And I can’t think of a better entrepreneur to talk to than Michelle Carlton. She runs a branding company called Just Styling, is the co-owner of Pop up at 8th, and wife (and creative director) to the Not as Famous cookie company. She’s so nice she agreed to sit down with me and talk about how in a time of badasses and boss girls, where do us nice girls belong? I think a lot of women will be able to relate to this episode, I hope you enjoy it.

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september 25, 2019

CATHI HUFF | ATLANTIS DREAM FARM

TOPIC: ANIMAL THERAPY

Cathi Huff is the owner of the Atlantis Dream Farm, which features goat yoga and many other wonderful classes involving animals of all kinds. She has even done kangaroo yoga before! Cathi shares how her business came together after feeling purposeless when her children left for college. We geek out on goats, and talk about how they are the purest form of therapy.

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OCTOBER 2, 2019

TITANIA JORDAN | BARK

TOPIC: ONLINE SAFETY

Cathi Huff is the owner of the Atlantis Dream Farm, which features goat yoga and many other wonderful classes involving animals of all kinds. She has even done kangaroo yoga before! Cathi shares how her business came together after feeling purposeless when her children left for college. We geek out on goats, and talk about how they are the purest form of therapy.

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OCTOBER 9, 2019

kimberly melson | seaglass therapy

TOPIC: trauma

Today’s topic is Trauma. I am talking with Kimberly Melson, a clinical therapist who specializes in merging traditional and holistic modalities of treatment. She is a wealth of information when it comes to working through trauma. She is also one of my very closest friends. In this conversation we cover what trauma is, what it does to you, and how you can heal from it. The subject is handled in a gentle way but I would recommend listening without the kiddos in the room.

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OCTOBER 16, 2019

JENNIFER GUYNN | PEBBLE TOSSERS

TOPIC: KIDS & VOLUNTEERISM

Today’s topic is kids & volunteerism and there is no one more perfect to talk to on this subject than Jenn Guynn. Jenn is the co-founder of Pebble Tossers, a nonprofit organization aimed at giving children ages 2-18 volunteer opportuities. If you don’t know this already, it is nearly impossible to find a way to volunteer and your children actually be involved. Jenn shares so much insight on what volunteerism does for children, it helps in more ways than what seems obvious. I love her and her organization so I was really excited to get to talk with her - I hope you enjoy it too!

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OCTOBER 23, 2019

ALLIE HORNE | THE NEW NORMAL

TOPIC: BABIES

Today’s topic is babies. I knew I wanted to do an episode on babies for a while now because I feel like new parents are bombarded with information. I think new parents are given the impression every decision they make can make or break their child. So I wanted to talk to someone who could really lay out what we should worry about, and what we shouldn’t. Allie Horne is a nurse practitioner and owner of The New Normal, a parent support business that combines the competence of a medical professional, compassion of a friend, and empathy of a fellow parent. And I couldn’t think of anyone better to cover this topi with

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OCTOBER 30, 2019

monica lage | break into business

TOPIC: kids & money

Today we are talking about kids and money - mostly around the topic of entrepreneurship. Monica Lage started a program called Break Into Business that features summer camps, an ongoing entrepreneurial group, and The Final Pitch seminar… all aimed at showing kids the value of a little inginuity and hard work! 

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november 6, 2019

sumhr giboney | pollyann collection

TOPIC: juggling family & business

Today’s episode is featuring a mom who knows a thing or two about juggling family with business. I think it is important to highlight moms who are out there killing it as mothers and following their own passions. Too often we moms tell ourselves that “now is not the time” and I want to be ONE place where you hear now IS the time. When our children see us follow our passions, it speaks volumes. Now I don’t care if your passion is a full time job, a side hustle, or a small project. The point is making sure your fire is lit through your entire parenthood experience. Sumhr Giboney perfectly personifies this message. She is the owner and creator of Pollyann Collection, custom wood signs you’ve probably seen all over your instagram feed and all over atlanta. I was so excited to talk to her about the juggle and the struggle, and just generally enjoy her presence because she is one delightful person! 

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