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The Intentional Mum is a podcast for eco-conscious parents who want to embrace joyful intentional living. In each episode you'll hear from an inspirational woman sharing her journey and honest advice on motherhood, simple living and sustainability. Wherever you are on your own journey you'll find each episode is packed with ideas and inspiration to bring a little more joy and intentionality to your everyday life.
 
A late diagnosis turned her world upside down. Join Katy Weber each week as she interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD in adulthood and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally.
 
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In this special episode for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021 Kerry and I share our experiences of baby loss through miscarriage. Both of us have had a missed miscarriage but our experiences are quite different. We hope that by sharing our stories it helps other women going through baby loss know that you aren’t alone. *Content warning: This episode in…
 
Episode 55 with Sydni Rubio. "My hyperactivity manifests as really aggressive driving, as well as impatience and impulsivity." Sydni is the creator and founder of What in the ADHD? She started the brand in January 2021 with the simple hope of sharing accessible ADHD information with others and the science behind *why* we have certain traits and beh…
 
Episode 54 with Aleta Storch. "Details? Not great. But I'm fantastic at the big picture stuff." Aleta is an anti-diet dietitian, therapist, and Certified Body Trust Provider. She specializes in providing anti-diet, values-centered, body liberation work with folks that have disordered eating/a history of dieting, and/or ADHD. Aleta currently works w…
 
Episode 53 with Holly Slater. "I'm the kind of person who always wants to have deep, meaningful conversations — I've realized not everyone wants to do that." Originally from the UK and now living in Sydney, Holly is a freelance copywriter and craft beer aficionado, as well as a vocal advocate for supporting women in the craft beer industry and chan…
 
“Your worth as a parent isn’t tied up into how often your baby wakes up” In this episode I’m joined by infant sleep expert and founder of Care it Out, Kerry Secker. Kerry has over 20 years’ experience specialising in infant sleep – first as a nanny and now as a sleep consultant. Kerry has provided families across the globe with support and assuranc…
 
Episode 52 with Emily Donahoe. "I’m one of those people for whom Ritalin is like putting on a pair of glasses." Emily is an accomplished actor, writer and producer. She has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters around the country. She won an Obie Award, she’s a recipient of the Helen Hayes Award, and was a Beinecke Fellow at…
 
“Being pregnant was possibly the most I have ever loved and respected my body” In this episode I’m joined by my lovely friend and all round superwoman, Carly Rowena. Carly is a personal trainer, YouTuber and mum to Jax who keeps things super honest and candid when it comes to fitness, relationships and mumlife. Mentioned in this episode: Hiking Mou…
 
Episode 51 with Tessa MacKay. "People with any kind of neurodivergence can just feel it in each other. It’s like sparks happen." Tessa MacKay paints contemporary realism and large-scale hyperrealism portraiture and is based in Perth, Western Australia. Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD from an early age, she only recently started to em…
 
Episode 50 with Lafaya Mitchell. "We have traits, not symptoms. This isn't an illness — it’s not like diabetes." Lafaya is a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience working closely with families overwhelmed with socially, emotionally, and or behaviorally challenged children, and offering effective strategies and healing those relat…
 
"The breath is the bridge between your body and your mind" Sophia is a coach, hypnobirthing and yoga teacher who empowers women to embrace calm - whether that's during pregnancy or in everyday life. She's a birth and life optimiser! In this episode we discuss everything from creating a positive birth experience to how you can use yoga and hypnobirt…
 
Episode 49 with Denise Brodey. "Looking back, I realize I just never had the right words to explain what was going on with me." Denise is a senior contributor at Forbes, focused on the role of invisible disabilities in the workplace. Her candid, deep dives into new research, ability to decode medical jargon and her personal style of storytelling ha…
 
"You can't be perfect because the system isn't perfect" In this episode I’m chatting about all things tiny home and sustainable living with conservationist Molly Doubleday. If you are in need of some minimalist living inspiration then give this a listen. Mentioned in this episode: Capercaillie Farne Islands Tiny home living Having a mission stateme…
 
Episode 48 with Patty DeDurr "Creativity is such a large aspect of ADHD. I think it’s important to hone that as much as you can." Patty is a neurodivergent author and advocate who educates and provides educational information and resources for individuals looking for guidance on an engaging platform. She lives in Iowa and is the founder of Sensing …
 
Episode 47 with Ellie Hopley "We have to go above and beyond just to do the simplest task, and I feel like people just don’t understand that." Ellie is the artist and mastermind behind the successful print and merchandise company Shuturp. Ellie & I talk all about her previous diagnoses of generalized anxiety disorder and borderline personality diso…
 
Episode 46 with Emily Olsen. "There were those days where I'd black out a little and get everything done on my to-do list, and then wonder, Am I manic?" Emily is a digital broadcast journalist for Global News in Saskatchewan. She has spent a lot of her career connecting with people and facilitating others to share their stories …and is finally sett…
 
Episode 45 with Dusty Chipura. "I definitely feel like I’ve never read the instructions to life." Dusty is an AACC certified ADHD Coach who lives in Abbotsford, BC, and she coaches people from all walks of life with ADHD, and specializes in coaching pregnant people with ADHD. Dusty’s interest in supporting people with ADHD during pregnancy began wh…
 
Episode 44 with Julie Uhernik. "I've spent so many years researching what is wrong with me — I call it 'me-search.'" Julie is an insurance agent who was diagnosed during the pandemic after an abrupt pivot in her career path left her feeling out-of-sorts. She is a self-proclaimed clumsy, spontaneous, child-like lover of life - who is still trying to…
 
Episode 43 with Nicole DeMasi. "I woke up one morning and I was so frustrated with myself. I googled 'Why can't I concentrate?' and ADHD popped up. I read an article and I just burst into tears." Nicole DeMasi, MS, RDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian & certified diabetes educator who provides 1:1 nutrition coaching to help people with ADHD stop d…
 
Episode 42 with Inger Shaye Colzie. "Your struggle is your struggle. It's real and it's valid. Sometimes you can get it all done, and sometimes you can’t make dinner." Inger Shaye is an ADHD coach and psychotherapist specializing in making a difference for Black woman executives and entrepreneurs with ADHD. She has successfully run her practice, Al…
 
Episode 41 with Liz Westinghouse. "I equate my brain with being a train station. Some people have 1 or 2 tracks, where I have 30 different trains coming and going." Liz and I have been friends for nearly 10 years, and after I (accidentally) came out about my diagnosis on Facebook, I quickly discovered she, too, had ADHD. According to Liz, she fits …
 
“Zero- waste living is an ideal that really really hard to achieve so it’s about the journey not the destination” In this episode I’m joined by the creators of the #setmeplasticfree challenge for Plastic-free July, Hollie Barber and Sara Bills. In this episode we discuss going plastic-free and why it’s not all or nothing. We chat about how the #set…
 
"You can claim your space too in whatever art form feels right to you" In this episode of The Intentional Mum I chat to the incredible Rabya Lomas about reinvention and nurture. Rabya Lomas is a super talent woman who inspires others through her incredible photography and passionate words and our conversation is no exception. Rabya’s story is such …
 
Episode 40 with Lindsay Fleming. "When I come up with an idea, I don’t think twice — then suddenly I’ve got a whole business plan." Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counsellor who owns her own private practice in Chicago. If you’ve ever fallen down any ADHD rabbit holes on TikTok, then you’ve probably come across Lindsay on your For You Page. Lin…
 
Episode 39 with Danielle Meitiv. "I have all these great ideas. I can see the end point so clearly, but the path to get there is a dark forest and I have no idea what steps to take." Danielle Meitiv is a scientist, health coach, and a mom with Hashimoto’s and ADHD. After 20 years working on climate science and policy and nearly 30 years with Hashim…
 
Episode 38 with Nelly Lin & Juno Lee. "If I'm interested in something, I become the 'go to' expert on that topic within a week or two." — Nelly "My family thought I was the one with no issues, but it's because I spent so much of my childhood hiding my struggles." — Juno This is the first time I interview two women at once, but it felt fitting since…
 
"There's so much to see on our doorsteps" In this episode I catch up with Hey Mama Earth founder and freelance content creator Vicki Chagger about connecting to the Earth and nature. We recorded this episode back in March when we were in the middle of lockdown 3 in the UK so we talk a lot about our experiences of lockdown and the challenges that th…
 
Episode 37 with Rihanna Teixeria. "I'm such a planner. It really throws me off when someone wants to change plans." Rihanna is the brilliant mind behind the Instagram account @thefightforbeauty, and she co-hosts a podcast of the same name. She is passionate about sharing her story of recovering from eating disorders and chronic dieting and her Inst…
 
"Shopping is the elephant in the room" Emma Gleeson is a decluttering expert and the bestselling author of the brilliant Stuff Happens! Manage you clutter, clear your head & discover what’s really important. Emma’s approach to decluttering is firmly rooted in sustainability and in this episode of The Intentional Mum I discuss with Emma all things d…
 
Episode 36 with Allie Sobool. "We are all or nothing. It's always one extreme or the other. I have a hard time being OK with being in the middle." Allie is a massage therapist, reiki healer, and SIT (Subconscious Imprinting Technique) practitioner. Her virtual wellness business, Mortar and Mystery, was created to empower rebellious women who are re…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the idea of decluttering? In this episode I'm sharing my tried and tested top tips for getting started with decluttering. So grab a cuppa and give it a listen - I promise you you'll have found your motivation by the end of the episode. Keep listening for a sneak peak at what's coming up in season 2. If you loved thi…
 
Who doesn't love a bonus episode! In this short episode I'm talking all about what intentional living is, why minimalism doesn't mean getting rid of all your stuff and why I think you should give it a go. Keep listening for a sneak peak at what's coming up in season 2. If you loved this episode then head over to www.aminimalistmother.com for more j…
 
Episode 32 with Shannon Stone. "I kept wondering: Is everyone else struggling with this, or is it just a 'me thing'?" Shannon spent 15 years as a nurse, and about 10 years ago she got more involved in herbs when she was experiencing a health problem that wasn’t being properly managed with modern medicine. Herbs helped her tremendously during that t…
 
Episode 34 with Dr. Lola Day. "We're hyperactive in our minds. We may be quiet, but we're thinking about 1,001 different things." Dr. Day is double boarded pediatric and fetal cardiologist as well as a productivity and work life strategist for women who have ADHD. As someone who did very well in school and was top of her class, so never thought she…
 
Episode 33 with Jess Keogh. "I hate relaxing. I really have to force myself to relax." Jess Keogh is the founder of The Body Positive, a counseling practice built on the principles of unconditional self-acceptance and body positivity. Jess is a qualified mental health and counseling professional with a degree in Psychological Science and a Bachelor…
 
Episode 32 with Sophie Gray "Feeling out of control has literally become the theme of my life." Sophie is the founder of DiveThru, a mental wellness company that helps you DiveThru what you go thru. They work with mental health professionals to create resources that help you to take charge of your mental wellbeing. I recently joined forces with Div…
 
Episode 31 with Karen Broda. "Our brains keep the party alive for everyone around us." Karen is a certified personal trainer and wellness coach for women with ADHD. She lives in the beautiful province of British Columbia, and her coaching is rooted in mindfulness and learning to ‘get out of your head’ so you can begin to master your own mind and ph…
 
Episode 30 with Patricia Sung. "We are the queens of rationalizing and overthinking." Patricia helps disorganized moms get their "it" together one step at a time and feel confident running their family life. After years of serial entrepreneurship and teaching middle school, she has a uniquely practical perspective on strategies for building a life …
 
Episode 29 with Anna Lopez. “I really want patients to be able to advocate and push for what they deserve as a patient. You deserve good care. You deserve answers. You deserve to bring up questions and not be thought that you're stupid for asking these questions or thinking that you might have something.” Anna is a psychiatric physician assistant w…
 
Episode 28 with Lisa Piana. "I am an absolute mess, and simultaneously quite organized. It’s a strange juxtaposition." Lisa is a coach specializing in organizing solutions for moms with ADHD. She considers herself a natural born organizer with a really messy brain! As an “organizing junkie,” Lisa has spent most of her adult life researching popular…
 
Episode 27 with Rebecca Del Pozo. "I’ve always loved learning. I just didn’t love school." Rebecca is a real estate agent who lives with her family in British Columbia and has learned to reframe her ADHD and use it to her advantage as a business owner (and she coaches others to do the same). Rebecca has been an entrepreneur since 2003, when she fou…
 
Episode 26 with Rachel Morgan-Trimmer "We are used to being told 'No.' Especially women with ADHD; we're invalidated all the time." Rachel is a neurodiversity consultant, entrepreneur of 16 years, and self-described “weirdo.” She helps companies recruit, retain and develop neurodiverse staff through a unique program of workshops and coaching. She’s…
 
Episode 25 with Liz Cordeiro. "No one judges me like I judge me." Liz was diagnosed with combined type ADHD in 2020. Following her diagnosis, she started her Glitter Brain blog, in which she shares her journey, her stories, her tips, and educational information about ADHD and related conditions. She currently lives in Northern Virginia, and when sh…
 
Episode 24 with Kamden Hainsworth. "Do you want to be organized or less messy because you want it, or because society tells you that’s what a functional adult looks like?" Kamden was diagnosed with ADHD in the fall of 2019 at the age of 36. Even though she was a teacher for years and taught lots of kids with ADHD, and even though her own daughter w…
 
Episode 23 with Marcy Solis. "It's not so much a problem that we can't pay attention. It's more like we don't have control of the wheel. The car is going, but we can't steer where it's heading." Marcy is a 35-year-old, non-binary parent who was diagnosed with ADHD last May. Looking back over their life, they knew they thought and functioned a littl…
 
Episode 22 with ADHD Bri. "I think ADHDers often get treated like they’re immature. We need to have more respect when explaining how ADHD works." Bri started drawing her comics last year after receiving a late diagnosis of predominately inattentive ADHD at the age of 29. Upon learning about ADHD, she felt like her whole world started to make sense.…
 
Episode 21 with Kerry Mead. "It's almost like you attract other neurodiverse people to you when you are neurodiverse." Kerry is a music obsessive, book obsessive social butterfly and escaper of responsibilities. Kerry is a full-time single parent and registered carer to her oldest child who is autistic. When she isn’t busy with all of that Kerry is…
 
"It's not our job as parents to entertain our children" 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…
 
Episode 20 with Maaya Hitomi. "If there is anything that defies labels more than autism, I don't know what that is." Maaya is an ADHD Coach and Academic Strategist who supports ADHD, autistic, and otherwise neurodivergent clients to build strategies for better coping. In Maaya’s coaching and consulting practice Structured Success, she builds upon h…
 
Episode 19 with Annabel Louise Walker. "I don't view it as a deficit; I view it as a difference. I believe it's difficult, but only because we live in a neurotypical world." Annabel was diagnosed with ADHD during lockdown, and since then she has made it her mission to inspire other ADHDers to see the positives of living with a ‘galaxy brain’ and to…
 
Episode 18 with Taucha Post. "Whenever my boss asked to see me in his office, I would think, ‘That's it. I'm done. I've been found out. Better pack up my desk.’" Taucha is a certified yoga teacher and registered speech therapist who teaches yoga to empower fellow ADHDers through breath, movement, and the occasional f-bomb. Taucha was diagnosed 3 ye…
 
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