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Welcome to the Show!

I’m so glad you’re here!

Memories in Moments is a podcast where experts and I give moms tangible tips and realistic ideas to make memories that can be made in moments, that’ll be cherished for a lifetime.

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Episode 54

Best selling author and mom blogger, Leslie Bruce, is talking about what it means to be a f*cking awesome mom (spoiler alert- you already are one!), how not to get caught in the comparison trap and cotton candy filtered world of Instagram moms, and the importance of honoring where you are in your journey of being a mom.

Episode 53

To celebrate one year, I’ve compiled some of my favorite clips from guests this year that have made a profound difference in living my life as the best woman I can for myself and my family. I’d love for you to go down memory lane with me as I share the top tips, takeaways and lessons learned in my first year hosting Memories in Moments!

  Episode 52

Kailan Carr with Quiet Book Queen, and I are having a very non-judgmental conversation about screens, their effect on kids, and she’s giving an insane list of easy and fun activities that can replace the screens while still giving you that quiet, independent play time you’re needing!

Episode 51

Psychologist and author, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler and I are having a very raw and honest conversation about Mommy Burnout on this episode. What the heck it is, why it’s so common for moms to experience, and the prescription plan to battle the burnout and say goodbye once and for all!

Episode 50

In Part 2 we’re talking about all those fun traditions and memory making that comes with this big milestone in your child’s life! This episode is all about celebrating back to school and making this cherished memories we will look back on and smile.

  Episode 49

In Part 1 of the Back to School series,  I’m sharing my top tips for easing into the back to school routine with easy ideas for transitioning while still being present during these last summer weeks. I’m setting you up for success so you can have the smoothest, most stress-free back to school yet!

Episode 48

Podcasters, Jeanette Tapley, Madison Anaya, and I are chatting all about girlfriends. Where the heck do you find friends when you get older? We give some tips on where and how to build your tribe, and also discuss how to find and make time to connect and nurture those relationships once you make them! 

Episode 47

Relationship coaches, Sierra and Zach Batson, are talking with my husband and I all about nurturing our relationships as we change and grow as individuals. How do we keep our relationship strong and be on the same page as our partners as we constantly change and grow? The answer to that is in this episode!

  Episode 46

You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers! I get asked all the time about party rules and proper etiquette. Questions like, “when should I bring a hostess gift?” or “do my kids (aka me) really need to write thank you notes?” I collected these questions and am breaking them all down to give you my best advice for handling these hosting and guesting dilemmas!

  Episode 45

Sleep and the City founder, Lauren Olson, is sleep training us all! Lauren is a top rated sleep consultant who has a passion for teaching families healthy sleep habits. In this episode, she’s laying all her best tips out there when it comes to teaching our kids, and really the whole family, how to get the best night sleep possible. It’s time to finally get some good sleep, mama!

  Episode 44

One of my party planning and hostessing heroes, Kelly Welk of Cider Press Lane is here! Kelly shares her best tips and tricks for hosting beautiful and unique dinner parties…but in a realistic way for the busy mamas! She discusses how she’s used her natural gifts for hostessing and entertaining-something she’s already doing in her everyday life, to create a business that actually makes a difference in the world.

  Episode 43

PNW mom and blogger, Ashley Carbonatto of Design Style Purpose is discussing transitioning our mom lives into summer. We dive deep into how NOT to be your kid’s cruise director all summer long, how to actually find time for yourself and your to-do list this summer, why it’s important and healthy for your kids to be bored and dare I say it…what Ashley’s screen free summers look like!

Episode 42

My favorite co-host and real life bestie, Nicole McKinley is back on the show, and we’re taking Favorite Things Parties! We break down what the heck a Favorite Things Party even is, why it’s the next party you need to host, the details that make it special, and how to delegate to make your hosting life even easier! Get ready to host your next favorite party all about celebrating YOU and your mom tribe, mama!

Episode 41

Meet Dave Hollis! Wife to Rachel Hollis, dad of 4, and CEO of the Hollis Company! Dave and I are talking all about dad life! How to connect deeper with your kids, how personal growth effects your parenting, and Dave shares his best advice for dads looking to growth their relationship with their families. This one is a must listen for all parents!

Episode 40

 I’m sharing some of my favorite easy tips and ideas for making it through the end of the school year and prepping your homes and hearts for summer break! Let’s start the summer ready and prepared for summer memory-making! These are some of my favorite kick off to summer traditions I’ve started and I’m excited to pass them on to you to try also!

Episode 39

Professional organizer, Jennifer Johnson with The Orderly Space, is answering listener questions all about organization! We discuss tackling the playroom, beautifying your fridge and making it functional, what the heck to do with outside toys, and routines to help us ensure we actually stick to this new organized way of living!

Episode 38

Florida mom of two, Kris Coles, and I discuss her new reality show, Real Moms. The show from Children’s Miracle Network, follows 10 moms with medically challenged kids who face the same problems, struggles, and joys as any other mom. The moms are funny, relatable, and totally real. You are going to fall in love with them and their families!

Episode 37

At the end of every show I ask guests 3 lasting memories. I ask the same questions to every guest, the last one being “what is your favorite piece of mom advice?” I’ve compiled some of that expert mom advice from guests for this show. You’ll get the hear all the advice in one spot as my little love letter to the amazing and rockstar mom that you are. 

Episode 36

Catherine of Kitty Meow Boutique, and I are going to teach you how to confidently identify your unique party style. Party planning and hosting can be totally overwhelming. Catherine has such a distinct voice and style that she not only brings to her parties, but to her life, and she is the perfect person to speak to you about how to step into your own style!

Episode 35

It happened! Your kid has a loose tooth! Now what? In this episode, I’m giving you some of my favorite ideas for preparing your kids when it comes to losing their teeth, fun new traditions to start, and how to keep that tooth fairy magic realistic to your busy life for countless nights for years to come!

Episode 34

Meghan and Christine, the mamas behind my family’s favorite game, Silly Street, are here to talk all about the importance of family game night, how Silly Street is helping build character and empathy skills, and the impact being present and playing with our kids is having on kids all over the world. 

Episode 33

Working mom of two, Aleks Lopez, and I are talking about how to make the most out of our time at home with our families. Aleks breaks down her schedule, shares how she maximizes her time, the importance of saying no and how she practices it, and why self care is essential to “doing it all.” This is a game changers, mama!

Episode 32

I’m sharing fun little ways that we can make new Easter memories and family traditions with new spins on Easter baskets, and other Easter activities, including egg hunts and egg decorating. I can’t wait to hear how they come to life for you and your family this year! Let the celebrations begin!

Episode 31

I share how a business idea that played to my strengths and interests fell into my lap as a new mom of two, and how I ran hard with it. And how I turned it into a growing business where I help give moms an affordable way to outsource their party planning so they can focus on enjoying the actual celebration.

Episode 30

16 year old, Drew Formsma, shares his experience being raised in a generous home and gives parents tips for teaching generosity in a way their kids will understand. He breaks being generous down into 7 categories, which were really eye opening and gave myself a lot of clarity and direction when approaching this value with my kids!

Episode 29

Emilie Karun, personal development coach for moms who want more, is discussing how to stop comparing yourself with others (especially other moms) once and for all, how to step into something more and not feel guilty about it, and why self care is essential to us being better moms and partners. Straight fire!

Episode 28

 In this episode, Lacey Rabalais, mom of two, blogger, and master gardener, shares her tips on how to get started setting up your Spring garden for success, ways to involve your kids in the gardening process in fun and educational way, and some no fail (let’s hope) plant ideas to try this year!

Episode 27

In this episode, I’m sharing my best tips and ideas for hosting cute, classy, modern character parties that both you and your kid will be happy about! This is one of the most popular questions I get from party planning clients and I’m excited to share!

Episode 26

We all walk through hard season in life and finding the motivation to show up and make special memories with our family can be hard. Military wife and mom of two, Shakira Patterson, tell us how she does it and why it actually helps give her the strength to keep going.

Episode 25

Chase Simmering, founder of Nest Notes, shares what milestones and memories to record, why it’s important to take the time to record these memories, and how you can turn them into a beautiful and cherished keepsake for your family.

Episode 24

Jennifer Zumbiel is sharing her tips on getting our families more engaged with one another at the dinner table, how we can put the focus back on connecting with those we love on a deeper level, and some tips on how to make this a realistic goal in our very busy lives!

Episode 23

Brandy Salazar with Legendary Couples with Kids is sharing how she went from separated to in love in 30 days with her communication tips, date night ideas, and simple ways to reconnect so we can have legendary relationships full of memories made with our partner.

Episode 22

Valentine’s Day is going to be here before we know it, and I want to share all my best tips and ideas for making it extra special and memorable this year…while still keeping it super realistic and manageable for our busy schedules.

Episode 21

In this episode, photographer Rebecca Ellison shares her tips for getting our kids’ to smile with their natural smiles, how to get a pic of them even when they’re moving all over the place, and shares her favorite editing hacks.

Episode 20

In this episode, Erin Stoll of Style Thief Fashion, is giving us the ultimate style guide for starting 2019. She gives us her must-have wardrobe pieces and advice on how to look and feel our best when we’re out making memories with our families.

Episode 19

Happy New Year! in this episode, I’m sharing how my family starts the year strong with setting family-friendly goals in a way your kids will understand and enjoy! Cheers to a happy, healthy, and memorable 2019!

Episode 18

In today’s episode, I’m sharing some of my favorite ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve at home in a way your little kids will understand and enjoy, while you can still enjoy a lazy night with fun food, movies and your yoga pants!

Episode 17

I’m sharing my 5 favorite easy Christmas traditions with you in this episode! I also discuss a bit about why setting the groundwork for these memories and traditions is important and appreciated, even if our kids aren’t showing it right now!

Episode 16

In this episode, I’m interviewing my mom, Susan Stone! She is the OG when it comes to memory making and we are talking all about how to create lifelong childhood holiday traditions in an easy and realistic way for us busy mamas!

Episode 15

Ashley Bohanan, the executive director of Little Hands Can, is here to share SO MANY brilliant, simple and realistic ideas for us to teach our kids how to give back this season in a way they’ll understand.

Episode 14

Nicole McKinley with Palm to Pine Design is one of my best friends and we have such a fun conversation about the importance of slowing down to celebrate the little moments, especially during the holidays!

Episode 13

In this episode, Alexandra, founder of Big Life Journals, talks about the importance of raising kids with gratitude and growth mindset, how we start these big conversations in a way they’ll understand.

Episode 12

Jennifer Kirlin, a brand stylist and designer at BelleGrey Designs, is teaching us all how to set a stunning table with her simple formula for the modern busy woman! Jennifer’s steps are gold for creating a table that’ll knock your guest’s socks off!

Episode 11

I hear ALL the time: “having a party during the holidays is way too stressful because I run out of a time and am scrambling at the last minute.” Today I’m giving you my 5 tips to surviving and enjoying entertaining this holiday season.

Episode 10

I’ve got the insanely talented baking mama-to-be Candice Ward on the show! She’s here to give us  her best baking tips, share some sweet treat recipes, and help us navigate setting up dessert tables in a stress-free and manageable way. 

Episode 9

You’ve got a party coming up…but dang it, it looks like it’s going to rain! Now what?! Today’s episode is full of tips and creative ideas for you to try when planning your next rainy day party! 

Episode 8

Mariah Leeson from Giggles Galore is one of my all time party inspirations.  I am in AWE of the Halloween ideas and traditions she is laying out for us in this episode! I can’t wait to try out some of these new memory makers this Halloween!

Episode 7

You asked, and I answered! I’m taking a deep dive into all your Halloween questions and giving you all my best tips and ideas for decor, food and treats, and themed activities to do with your families this year!

Episode 5

I always feel like I’m being crushed by a mountain of school papers, work, and art projects! Jessica Litman, The Organized Mama, is here to help us tackle that mountain and give us tips on living neater, calmer lives!

Episode 5

Anyone else feel the pressure when it comes to prepping and packing school lunches?  Kristin Marr, mom of 2 and the creator of the real food blog, Live Simply is here to help us out with her tips and menu plan ideas! 

Episode 4

Carla Snipes, a mom of 3 and the creator of the blog, Little Learner, shares her favorite Fall activities and traditions with us in this episode. You are going to LOVE her theme-based Play and Learn Calendars!

Episode 3

Laura Orlando, a teacher mom of 3 and the brains behind The SchoolHouse Site, is full of ways to ensure parents are connecting with their kids during the school day…one lunchbox at a time!

Episode 2

Parties are one of the most special ways to make memories with your loved ones. But…planning them can be overwhelming, time-consuming and expensive. In this episode, Allison shares her favorite strategies for planning a stress-free event!

Episode 1

Meet your hostess, Allison Carter, and listen in on why she thinks this podcast is essential for busy parents looking for make quick, but impactful memories with their loved ones.