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Are you ready to tear up the parenting playbook and bring more sustainability, intentionality and positivity to your parenting? The Intentional Mum is a podcast for parents that want to learn more about gentle parenting, becoming more eco-friendly and embrace a more intentional way of living by hearing from amazing mums that are doing just those things. It doesn't matter where you are on your own journey, you'll be sure to find inspiration, reassurance and support in each episode.
 
Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us thro ...
 
Your host, parenting author Katie Trudeau, navigates families through life, guided by gentle parenting and natural living practices. "Cor Domum" means heart of the home, and we believe that the family is the heart of every home. Inspired by organic living practices and the principles of Attachment Parenting, it is our mission to guide families through life so that they can parent with joy.
 
Are you tired of yelling at your kids? Do you sometimes feel like they don’t listen or respect you? Do you feel like the worst parent EVER? You’re not alone, there is hope! Join Lisa Smith -- Mom, Master Certified Parent Coach, Author and Speaker -- as she helps turn frustrated parents -- who regularly default to yelling, threatening and punishing -- into peaceful leaders within their households. As a former dominant parent, she has found the path to Peaceful Parenting and is dedicated to he ...
 
When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.
 
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Join me this week as I share what is really happening with your child when they claim to hate you. Sometimes kids that need the most love ask for it in the worst ways, and “I hate you” is a perfect example of this. I’m sharing a 5 step process you can take the next time you experience this, that will work for you every single time. Get full show no…
 
Let’s talk about race…we have to. We ALL have to. Stories of racial inequality and systemic racism permeate the news headlines. We can’t pretend that it doesn’t exist. I have been so ignorant to this topic. As a white woman, I didn’t know what white privilege was and that I have it. I am honoured to talk about this important subject with two incred…
 
Join us this week for a front-row seat into the mind, actions, and attitude of a strong-willed kid. My son, Malcolm, shares the best and worst thing about being a strong-willed kid and some tips, tools, ideas, and advice for parents to create connection rather than demand cooperation with their kids. Get full show notes and more information here: h…
 
The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to work with. Manipulate the environment an…
 
I’m now a mom of two teen boys and BOY have things changed in the way we communicate and interact with each other! It’s natural and normal that our kids start to pull away from us around the age of 11 (yes, that soon!) but it doesn’t mean they don’t need us! In fact, it’s essential that we maintain or create deep connection with our kids…but it’s n…
 
Tune in this week to discover how to hit rewind on your parenting with one of my favorite tools: The Do-Over. I’m sharing why the way we tend to want to deal with disrespectful behavior is counterproductive, and what you can do instead to gain perspective and easily deescalate any situation. Get full show notes and more information here: https://th…
 
Don’t even talk to me If I haven’t had enough sleep! Now when my boys were babies, the thing I feared the most was those sleepless nights. I’m no good on just a few hours of sleep so I made it a priority to teach my babies to sleep, but like so many issues in parenting, it’s such an individual choice as to how you will go about teaching your baby s…
 
This is my true parenting story of how I discovered the parenting hack that saved me. I was postpartum, working full-time with a newborn, toddler, preschooler, and no help. I wondered, when does parenting get easier? Is there another way? I was in a dark place when a sudden crisis made me discover the solution to my parenting overwhelm and stress. …
 
Join me this week as I discuss why things don’t always go to plan, and how your child can show you a new way in the world. I’m showing you how to change your perspective of what parenting should look like, and why letting go of the fantasy of how this was supposed to go and allowing your kids to be who they are sets you up for patience and understa…
 
During my 15 years and counting as a mom, I’ve always worked. I ran a department in my marketing career and now I’m the CEO of my business. Like many mom entrepreneurs and career professionals, my career and business is my other baby. I have to make a conscious effort to take care of all the ‘babies’ I’m responsible for in order for there to be har…
 
If you would like your home to look more beautiful and sophisticated, even on an inexpensive budget while you have little kids at home, then this episode is for you. My background is in graphics, branding, and identity design. I love talking and thinking about all things design. Primarily from the functional perspective, but also from the aesthetic…
 
Join me this week as I share the reasons our kids don’t always listen and a proven four-step process you can use to get your kids to listen the first time – without yelling. I’m sharing how I’ve implemented this tool in my own life, and why this is a total gamechanger that leads to more connection with your kids. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
I don’t know about you but by the time my day is done, and I have to think about dinner…I JUST CAN’T EVEN some days. My husband and I walk in circles in the kitchen trying to figure out what we have, what we can make and what our kids will eat. My guest, Mia Moran, is an expert in the area of making things simple for parents so they can end the ove…
 
Have you heard of the law of attraction? It’s something that I read about and hear about often. And in fact, it’s something that I intuitively really connect to and practice in my life. Today I'm going to talk with you about how I use the law of attraction to create a life that I love, and invite you to do the same! [05:30] #1 - Get clear on what y…
 
Tune in this week and discover why failure is a great opportunity for your children to grow and how to use mistakes to teach your children how to fix situations. We share some tips you can use to help your children take responsibility for their actions and solve their problems, and why, as parents, we need to teach our children that it is OK to fai…
 
There are so many families struggling with adolescents with substance abuse issues. Parents are often caught off guard, confused and don’t know where to turn. Today, more than 40 percent of seniors and one-third of tenth graders are vaping a substance like marijuana. Twenty percent of teens report abusing prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin and …
 
Are you finding yourself in survival mode, feeling like you are running on empty and worried that you might be leading yourself to burnout? If you’re not sure where you fall on the burnout spectrum, go check out last week’s episode on the 10 signals that you might be in survival mode. Now that we know the signs, it’s time to get practical and do so…
 
One of the biggest risks we face as parents is burning out and falling into survival mode. In difficult seasons it becomes especially challenging to stay charged and energized. Many of us (myself included) run the risk of burning out when we don’t take care of ourselves and “refuel our tank.” You can only run on empty for so long. I have seen so ma…
 
Join us this week to learn why the need for acceptance is so prominent in children, and how to get curious about what your child needs to thrive. Susan and I discuss why you should celebrate who your child is, not who you want them to be, and share some advice for parents who want to accept their kids exactly as they are. Get full show notes and mo…
 
In this episode I catch up with the brilliant Tiffany Ross. Tiffany is an early years educator with over 17 years experience who helps parents to navigate the tricky toddler years with joyful child-led activities. Tiffany shares her own parenting journey from overwhelm, exhaustion, burnout and guilt from the pressure of trying to do everything to c…
 
Did you know our kid’s generation is projected to live into their 100’s? Because of this, we want to make sure our kids live a long and livable life (because they are going to have so much of it!)!! Thank goodness there are educators like my guest Stephanie Krauss, to help us raise our kids so they have exactly what they need for tomorrow’s world. …
 
In this episode, I’m explaining why your kids aren’t listening and what you can do to better manage your reactions and emotions around it. I’m showing you how to change your perspective when you feel triggered by your child’s actions, and how you can better support your kids while they are building a skill or competency. Get full show notes and mor…
 
Since the beginning of my motherhood journey, I’ve worked full time so “Working Mom Life” is something I know all about! From my corporate career in marketing to owning and running a seven figure business. There have been more days than I can count that I have been flat out exhausted at the end of the day…and that’s not good for me or my family! If…
 
Most of us know that feeling of preparing a lovely meal for our children, sitting down to eat it with them only to have our toddler promptly THROW IT ON THE FLOOR 😡 😭 🤦🏽‍♀️ It can be so aggravating. If you're not sure how to handle the situation and it's repeating in your home, you are so not alone. Let's talk about what we can do about it. [00:58]…
 
In this episode I’m chatting to Cherrelle Slaney, a mum on a mission to prove that menstruating doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Cycle tracking goes beyond simply tracking ovulation and your period but it doesn't have to be complicated (and it definitely doesn’t need to include taking your temperature every day). In this episode of The Intent…
 
Do you struggle to get your kids out the door in the morning? Are you ever late for things because you’re arguing with your kids or having trouble getting them ready for the day? You’re not alone. Kristen from our Present Play community asked for advice about how to deal with this. In this episode I’ll discuss my thoughts and help you get back your…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing the reason your kids are behaving the way they are. I share the six core basic needs that every child has, and why getting curious, not furious, will help you handle meltdowns more effectively. Get ready to discover a complete gamechanger in your parenting! Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeace…
 
I say it all the time that in this digital era we live in, parents are the pioneers in navigating this foreign terrain. Some days it’s enough to make you head spin. What we know for sure, as parents, we can’t stick our heads in the sand and not pay attention to what our kids are exposed to. Every time your child logs onto social media they are at r…
 
Do you have a little toddler at home and you're tearing your hair out, trying to find ways to keep this person busy without always resorting to screens? If so, I've got you. I totally feel it. And I am here with five ways that toddlers generally love playing independently and that you can use today to keep your little person occupied and busy witho…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing a four-step process to help you repair and recover after you lose it with your child. I’m showing you why making mistakes isn’t a bad thing – we’re all human after all – and how to eliminate the parent guilt and handle things differently moving forwards. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeaceful…
 
I know what it’s like to question your child’s behavior and suspect that it might be something more than just the “terrible twos”. I have a child with ADHD, ODD and OCD so I know what it’s like to suspect that my child’s behavior isn’t typical and to enter into the process of getting help for him and our family. Many parents are in this same exact …
 
Can babies play independently? Is that even possible? Or is it something that only develops later (if at all)? The answer is...they can! And in this episode I’m going to talk about 10 ways they can play and how to encourage them to do so. [01:05] #1 - Don't entertain your baby [02:39] #2 - Le Pause [04:13] #3 - Don't overstimulate - keep it simple …
 
In this episode I’m chatting with Grace Phillips, the mum behind the amazing Cloth Nappy Geek website. It’s also a little bit different because it’s the second part of a much longer conversation that I had with Grace. You can listen to part 1 of our chat in which Grace interviews me about all things elimination communication and whether cloth nappi…
 
In this episode, I’m explaining what is really going on when your child is storming, and helping you understand where their big feelings are coming from. I share why getting curious, not furious, will help you connect with your kids more deeply and why getting comfortable with discomfort will make your child feel seen, heard, and valued. Get full s…
 
Concussions are brain injuries and are ravaging the nation, from little leagues to professionals. As parents, if you have a child involved in sports, in particular (although a brain injury can happen anywhere; any time) it’s critical that you recognize the signs of concussion. My guest, Michael Kaplen, is a sought after subject matter expert throug…
 
When you’re pregnant, it can be so hard to get enough sleep. Between the hormones and feeling so uncomfortable, it can be very hard to sleep. And if you have other children or issues in the mix, it can be even more challenging to get the rest we need. While there certainly are some things outside of our control, there are quite a few things that ar…
 
This week I’m chatting with the wonderful Hannah Gorman. Hannah is a mum, step-mum, blogger and advocate for all things eco living. As well as sharing her own journey to a more sustainable lifestyle Hannah's blog is filled with inspiration for embracing eco-friendly living as a family in a manageable way. In this episode Hannah shares how she has c…
 
Join me this week as I show you how to use this incredible tool to figure out what’s going on with your kids and build a meaningful relationship with them throughout their life. Discover how to help your kids feel seen, heard, and valued, and use it on your journey to becoming a peaceful parent. Get full show notes and more information here: https:…
 
I hear quite often when I’m working with my clients, that they struggle in their parenting when they are in, or have been in a co-parenting relationship with someone who they consider to be a Narcissist. Many of these people consider themselves either victims or survivors of manipulation, gaslighting and abuse. My guest Triptta Neb Butkovich, is a …
 
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