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We are two, Black Single Mothers who made the decision to have and raise our children on our own. We met as admins for a Facebook group called Mocha SMC.This group is an unapologetically Black space for Black women to discuss the trials, tribulations, and joys of this non-traditional path to motherhood. There are several SMC social media groups and forums – some focused on trying to have a child and others on parenting those children. But after spending time in those spaces, we realized ther ...
 
The Single Greatest Choice is a podcast about singleness, fertility, motherhood, and choice. This is a show for women who are grappling with what to do when life doesn't follow the love-marriage-baby carriage trajectory. It's about exploring the options when things don't seem to be turning out as we'd always planned. Most of all, is a place for women give and receive support as they grapple with these big topics - because what we decide to do with these years could be the single greatest cho ...
 
The Motherhood Reimagined Podcast, hosted by Sarah Kowalski, celebrates all paths to motherhood. Whether you're contemplating whether to become a single mother by choice, still trying to conceive, or already raising kids, this is the place to be to hear from single moms by choice who didn't follow the rules as they share the heartache and joys of their paths. Each week we interview a choice mom about her journey, or an expert on fertility, donor conception, sperm donation, adoption and more. ...
 
Welcome to the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, where we firmly believe in the power of education when it comes to giving birth! Tune in each week as we dive into pregnancy-related topics, expert interviews, and a variety of birth stories! As a reminder, anything you hear on this podcast should not be taken as medical advice, please see mommylabornurse.com/disclaimer for more info.
 
The Boss B*tch & a Baby podcast is hosted by Katie Seller who is the CEO of multiple companies, one of which she built from the ground up by herself to a 7 figure business, who is also currently on a journey to becoming a single mother by choice. Join Katie each week for an inspiring, no bullsh*t conversation, about all things life, baby-making as a single woman, business, and more.
 
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This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I was joined by Sara who reached out to me because she wanted to come on the show and talk about her journey to becoming a single mother by choice. The big day of Sara’s embryo transfer happened just two days before we recorded, and I loved that timing because everything was so fresh in her mind. During o…
 
Welcome to episode ten of The Mother Yarns! This week we speak to Alison James. You might remember her from episode five when we had her on to talk about giving birth in lockdown. We had so much feedback from that episode and we enjoyed talking to Alison so much that we decided to have her back. This time she’s talking about how she decided to have…
 
Join us for the second part of our season two ask us anything episode. I this episode we discuss things like - what to tell your friend when she's intent on setting you up with a guy while you are TTC, how to handle when your friends all seem to be popping out babies but you are not getting pregnant, and several others.…
 
What do TikTok and Anesthesia have in common? Well, nothing really - unless you’re my friend Dr. Maggie Printz who joined me for this week’s episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast. Dr. Magnolia Printz is a board-certified anesthesiologist from Wisconsin, and at the time of recording she has over 800k followers on TikTok. n this episode, I sat dow…
 
Welcome to episode 11 of The Mother Yarns! We are so happy to have us here with you and as always we are eternally grateful for your support of this season. Because you’re a subscriber you get this episode (and all episodes) before anyone else! And today’s episode is a great one. We talk to Emily’s bestie Kiki about raising her baby without gender …
 
In this bonus episode, I share an interview I conducted inside my Membership Community with Trusts and Estates Attorney, Kathleen Hunt, Unique Law. We cover the key parts of an estate plan that every single mother by choice should have including, The differences between a will and a trust. What every woman should set up as soon as she owns a home o…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have an induction birth story for guys! Caitlyn Karl is a fellow mom who was on the podcast way back in episode 78. During that episode she shared with us all about her infant adoption story for her son AJ. It was such a cool conversation and I learned SO much about what the infant adoption process looks…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I had Brooke from @thesouthernishmama come on the show to talk all about her pregnancies and birth! Brooke has a popular Instagram page where she does a lot of fun and relatable content surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, and other lifestyle topics with the use of her letterboard.…
 
On today's episode, Aisha and Hera (the Mocha SMCs) share a bit about themselves - things that aren't directly related to kids and mommying. Get to know your Mocha SMCs with questions like - what are we listening to, what are we reading, and where are we going during a zombie apocalypse!By Aisha and Hera, The Mocha SMCs
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had a chance to chat with Katie from The Breastfeeding Mama. Katie is a mom of three boys, and after the birth of her second baby, she faced a ton of challenges with breastfeeding. That’s where her journey towards becoming The Breastfeeding Mama started, and really where her passion for helping other wom…
 
Welcome to episode nine of The Mother Yarns! In this episode we’re talking about influencing. As you probably know, Emily hates influencing and Rebecca is an influencer. God it’s weird to talk about ourselves in the third person. Anyway, together, in this ep, we try to work out whether ethical influencing is a thing. We also share what we have lear…
 
Here we are - almost two years into a pandemic that everyone thought would only last a few months. Kids are back to school in person and the Mocha SMCs are here to tell you about how it's been going for them and some tips for parenting survival during these tough times.By Aisha and Hera, The Mocha SMCs
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I have a really exciting birth story to share with you guys! I actually had a personal friend of mine, Tess Camp, come on the show to tell the story of her three very different deliveries, with an emphasis on her extremely precipitous labor and second birth! Read more at: mommylabornurse.com/precipitous-l…
 
Welcome to episode seven of The Mother Yarns. You’ll love this one. Ever thought about who the voice of Covid 19 is? Moana Ete (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Wheke, Rāpaki and Savai’I Samoa) is a powerhouse performer - a gifted storyteller, singer, lyricist and musician, and an incredible director and actor. She's also the voice of Covid 19. You'll have heard h…
 
Welcome to episode six of The Mother Yarns. We’re looking back at our conception stories and sharing the most beautiful and horrific stories from our listeners. You will not believe the places people have had sex… And how many people don’t know what pre-cum is. B tells a story Jared’s family will be horrified to hear. She’s never said it before. Co…
 
Since we had so many questions from the season one AMA, we decided to dedicate another episode to answering your burning questions. In this episode, we discuss topics like baby hair care, the pain of IVF, how to practice self care during IVF, choosing a donor on the brown spectrum, and finding books with brown characters for your kids.…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, I was joined by Caitlin Fitzgerald for the very eventful and traumatic birth story of her first baby during the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caitlin opens up about her unexpected induction, unplanned C-section, a NICU stay, postpartum struggles and so much more! Read more at mommylabornurse.co…
 
Welcome to episode five of The Mother Yarns! We take on all of the myths you hear as a mum. We talk about what we did and didn’t know before having a baby. We also ask: What works? What doesn’t? We talk about old wives’ tales, the golden era of amber beads, osteopaths for sleep and colic, and cabbage leaves - with many other tangents. Content warni…
 
This is a special bonus episode of the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast, where we are going to dive into all things COVID and the COVID vaccine during pregnancy. I get questions about these topics all the time in my DMs, and totally understand that there is a lot of confusion and uncertainty surrounding pregnancy and COVID-19. As you know, I am a healthca…
 
In this episode, the Mocha SMCs have a conversation with sociologist Rosanna Hertz about her two books as well as popular SMC topics like outcomes, race, and the evolution of the SMC. Rosanna has been researching this topic for quite some time and was able to shed some light on the movement from a sociological perspective.…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had a chance to chat with the founders of Feeding Littles! Feeding Littles is a platform that’s dedicated to helping parents learn how to confidently feed their babies, toddlers, and older kids. They offer online courses and resources to share their knowledge as feeding experts with families around the w…
 
Hello! Welcome to episode five of The Mother Yarns. In this episode we speak to Alison James. She gave birth last year in lockdown level four. We asked her to share the story of her son’s birth. Please be aware - some parts of it are quite upsetting, but it’s also an uplifting and I think inspiring story of love and community. Last year, I (Emily) …
 
The Mocha SMCs discuss how to get your finances in order before having children and some parenting hacks to ensure you are organized and prepared financially for your baby. You don't have to be rich to have a baby, but you need to be organized with your money if you are an SMC without another income to rely on outside your own.…
 
I’ve got a special episode for you guys this week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast! I had the chance to sit down with Tiffany, my good friend and a team member here at MLN, in honor of my second baby’s first birthday. We talked all about this past year – the struggles and the wins – and what it’s like to be a mom of 2. Read more at https://mommylab…
 
In this episode we speak to Jane*. Jane’s daughter M. came to her about a year ago, when she was seven, and said "[I] didn’t want to be a boy all the time”. Prior to that she had said she didn’t feel like she had a gender. This is Jane’s story of how they handled this as a family who didn’t know much about what it is to be transgender or much about…
 
This week on the Mocha Single Mothers by Choice Podcast we chat with Mocha SMC Kim. Kim was in her late twenties when she learned she had aggressive fibroids that required invasive surgery to remove. At that time, her doctor informed her that if she wanted children she'd need to consider conceiving within five years or risk not being able to have a…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, I had Alexandra Cunningham from the This Family Tree podcast come on the show to share her birth stories. After I was on her podcast a few months ago, she and I hit it off really well, so it only made sense to have her come on! Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/medical-birth-story/…
 
We found a Black Embryologist ya'll! This week we chat with Alease the embryologist on the science behind baby making. We will discuss things like - what does a quality egg look like, can you still inseminate with a mosaic embryo, and is it me or HIM (male infertility and how this should factor into sperm choice)…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we are talking all about infant car seat safety with a certified child passenger safety technician and preventable injury specialist, Brigette Watson. This is a topic that I am always happy to discuss and bring awareness to because car seats are something many of us use every day with our little ones, and …
 
Hello! Episode three is here! In this episode we are talking about parenting confessions. We share the confessions given to us by mums and dads that are both funny and tragic. And we share some advice that few people would want to say out loud…We confess because we worry we’ll be judged, and usually parents are judged. It’s a vicious cycle. We ask:…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had Maya Vorderstrasse, aka that one letterboard mom, come on the show to share her THREE unique and amazing birth stories. Maya is a mom of three, her first two babies are what are known as Irish twins (born just shy of 12 months apart!) and then she had a third baby boy. You all know I have heard a lot…
 
It’s episode two and it’s a special one. Rebecca and Tess have a chat about what their surrogacy experience was like together. They’ve never had a proper debrief - you get to hear it all! CONTENT WARNING: In this episode we talk about infertility, birth injuries and post birth injuries, and post-natal depression. Please take care and if you need he…
 
It's episode one of The Mother Yarns! This first episode was recorded the day after our Wellington show was cancelled due to Level Two. We break down the highs and lows of the tour we just finished and talk about our hopes for the podcast. CONTENT WARNING: We talk about what it would be like to get banged by (and bang) cartoon characters in this ep…
 
Today on the podcast, Aisha and Hera have a case of The Mondays. The Mocha SMCs chat about how to manage every day frustrations, get out of the house with two kids (one of which is a toddler always trying to toddler), and how to navigate when our past trauma and fears seep into parenting.By Aisha and Hera, The Mocha SMCs
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast we’ve got part two of our two-part episode with the lovely, Lindsey Shipley, from Lactation Link. She’s a board-certified lactation consultant and a fellow labor and delivery nurse. Last week on the show we had so much fun chatting and demystifying some of the most common, yet lesser understood L&D terms y…
 
It's The Mother Yarns! Have you ever felt like parenting is the best and worst thing in the world? This podcast is for you. Have you ever secretly sucked up LEGO pieces by vacuum and told your kids the park is closed when it’s raining – then this is the podcast for you! We're two mums talking shit about – parenting, sleep, sex, surrogacy, birth, ge…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had the opportunity to chat with Lindsey Shipley from over at Lactation Link. This episode is actually episode one of a two-part series where we address some labor and delivery terms and other terminology surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding! Read more at mommylabornurse.com/labor-and-delivery…
 
The Mocha SMCs sit down with the founder of the Single Mothers by Choice movement - Jane Mattes. In the early 1980s when SMCing wasn't really a thing (or at least wasn't enough of a thing for there to be a name for it), Jane was sitting around her dining room table with a few other mothers who'd chosen single motherhood prior to their children bein…
 
We're back!! We took a break for a couple months to plan new content for season two and in this first episode, we are catching everyone up on how things have been going for us. The topics in this episode include home buying, childcare post pandemic, dating, and what happens now when the world is opening up. We've missed ya'll and hope you tune in t…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I chatted with Allison Janadu, a potty training consultant and the face behind the popular potty training Instagram account @pottytrainingconsultant all about potty training! At the time this episode aired, she and her team at Potty Training Consultants have helped over 2000 families meet their potty-train…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I did a solo episode all about scheduled C-sections vs. emergency C-sections. I get asked about this a lot during Sunday story questions, but it’s one of those topics that definitely needs (and deserves) more of an in depth discussion! Read more at https://mommylabornurse.com/scheduled-vs-emergency-c-secti…
 
As usual, I highly recommend following me on IG for more up-to-date information on all things baby-making, since I post more real-time. But the embryo transfer is done! This episode is all the details leading up to it, some now, and what to expect over the next week. Eek! #pregnantuntilprovenotherwise + #pregnantandstayingpregnant If you have speci…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had a chance to chat with Kim Perry about her birth stories! Kim is a prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist and the face behind the very popular Instagram account @kimperryco, where she shares glimpses into her life as a mom to three little ones, and educates and empowers women to stay fit, strong, a…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse podcast I had Katie Ferraro from @babyledweanteam come on the show to share her very unique experience as a mom to seven! She had one singleton baby, gave birth to quadruplets, and then had a set of twins! As you’ll hear her talk about in the episode, there was a point where they had seven kids 3 and under. Katie …
 
In this special (in between season) episode the Mocha SMCs discuss what this Hallmark holiday means for our families, how we are celebrating (or not celebrating), and tips for surviving the day. 5 Tips for surviving Father’s Day as an SMC: Read books that depict diverse family structures. Books can be scaffolding for difficult conversations. 2. Pro…
 
This week on the Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had Sarah, a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, come on the show to talk through the ins and outs of yoga during pregnancy! We talked about some of the benefits that prenatal yoga can provide to pregnant moms, if it’s safe in all trimesters, and when’s the best trimester to do prenatal yoga. She talked…
 
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