Welcome to the Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey

Mama, it’s your turn! This is a weekly podcast about putting YOU at the top of your priority list. Honest Mamas is dedicated to honoring your emotional and spiritual realities as a mom. We aim to help you feel more valued and empowered in your life. Join us and learn more about how we all… Continue Reading

Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 48: Motherhood & Entrepreneurship

Welcome to episode forty-eight of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Melissa speaks to Allison Purer, LCSW about the work / life balance as a successful entrepreneur. Allison specializes in helping people recover from eating disorders, sexual trauma, and anxiety disorders. She has worked with people struggling with these issues since 1998 and has seen clients… Continue Reading

Episode 49: The Fourth Trimester & Undoing Aloneness

Welcome to episode forty-nine of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Melissa speaks to Jessica Slatus about the fourth trimester. Jessica Slatus is a licensed clinical social worker and has been working with adults, adolescents, children, and families for over ten years. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at New York University and holds… Continue Reading

Episode 47: The NICU Experience

Welcome to episode forty-seven of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Melissa speaks to Dr. Shelly Steinwurtzel about the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) experience. Dr. Shelly Steinwurtzel is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and adults since 2004 in their pursuit of lasting positive change. After receiving… Continue Reading

Episode 46: Your Baby & Sleep

Welcome to episode forty-six of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Melissa speaks with Brook Nalle about the issues surrounding your baby and sleep. At Bank Street’s Graduate School of Education, Brooke (MS Ed. 2003) learned to apply a developmental lens to her teaching and curriculum design. When she founded Sleepy On Hudson in 2009, she brought… Continue Reading

Episode 45: Surviving Motherhood Overwhelm

Welcome to episode forty-five of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Sophie speaks with Shawn Fink. Shawn has been called the “Yoda of Mamas” and is her 5th year of the Abundant Mama, her blog which has evolved into a 4-week program. She has placed over 1500 mamas onto a path of building an abundant life… Continue Reading

Episode 44: The Power of In-Home Postpartum Medical Care

Welcome to episode forty-four of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Claire speaks with Eva Zasloff, MD, about the power of in-home postpartum medical care. Dr. Zasloff is a board-certified family doctor. She received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her medical residency… Continue Reading

Episode 43: Eating Disorders and Motherhood

Welcome to episode forty-three of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Melissa speaks to Dr. Nazanin Moali about eating disorders on the motherhood journey. Dr. Nazanin Moali is a sex and relationship expert and has helped many individuals and couples improve their sex lives and restore and achieve deep and passionate connections with their partners. In… Continue Reading

Episode 42: Rediscovering Our Sexuality as Mothers

Welcome to episode forty-two of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Sophie speaks to Lacey Broussard about rediscovering our sexuality as mothers. Lacey works with people who want to experience better, more connected sex and have satisfying relationships. She uses deep transformational tools and techniques based in modern coaching modalities, tantra, and Taoist practices to help… Continue Reading

Episode 40: Finding Strength Through My Son’s Cancer Diagnosis

Welcome to episode forty of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Melissa speaks to Alexa Wilding about finding strength through her son’s cancer diagnosis. Alexa is a musician, writer, and a twin mama. Tagged “the neo-Stevie Nicks” by The New York Times, Alexa’s third album “Wolves” (2016) was called “an intimate howl” by Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. The… Continue Reading

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