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All things honest motherhood with host Lori Beth Auldridge. Helping moms find their confidence with resources & fresh perspectives.

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144. Clonlara: Unique Accredited Support for Homeschoolers—An interview with Clonlara Director of Education April Huard

March 24th, 2023


My children are homeschooled at home in Idaho but are technically private school students at Clonlara School in Michigan. How does that work? I get …

143. Learning Self-Sufficiency & Homesteading Science with Kody Hanner

March 11th, 2023


“The modern homestead movement is 100% a state of mind. It’s the strive for self-sufficiency.”

My friend Kody Hanner wrote a homestead curriculum …

142. Fighting for Homeschool Freedom Amidst the Confusion of School Choice with Aby Rinella

February 16th, 2023


What is your homeschool freedom worth? Today’s episode is probably going to be controversial to some listeners. My guest, Aby Rinella, and I are …

141. Leah Boden on How the Legacy of Charlotte Mason is Informing Our Motherhood Journeys 100 Years Later

February 2nd, 2023


Leah Boden is back! Leah & I recorded Charlotte Mason 101 back in Episode 56…I highly recommend both of her episodes! Leah truly is the Modern …

140. My Grandmother's Legacy

January 20th, 2023


This is a very raw episode about a woman who is very dear to my heart.

My beloved Grandma Huck passed away at the end of 2022. We just got back to Idaho after her funeral in Ohio and I have to tell you that with her …

139. Jennifer Pepito on Wholeness in Motherhood + Her New Book Mothering by the Book

December 28th, 2022


Books are incredibly powerful. We know this and yet as moms we don’t always make time to read. The world tells us that there is no time for anything, …

138. How Halloween 2022 Actually Went: A Follow Up to Episode 136

November 12th, 2022


This brief episode is a follow up to Episode 136…if you haven’t listened to that one, I highly recommend listening to that one first, otherwise this …

137. Rebelling Against Mediocre Motherhood with M is for Mama Author Abbie Halberstadt

October 30th, 2022


Talking about mediocre motherhood is—believe it or not—probably one of my favorite things. I don’t align with a lot of the modern motherhood messaging that we’re fed and I know that our mama hearts desire more than …

136. Should We Celebrate Halloween? What Our Family is Doing for Halloween 2022

October 24th, 2022


Halloween…you might be here because you feel something is different this year, too. Or you might be like “What’s the big deal? It’s just Halloween.” Or you might be here hoping I’ll expose it for the demonic celebration …

135. Growth Mindset in Motherhood + Business: Showing Up As Your Best Self in Both

October 20th, 2022


My best friend wrote a book about business and I couldn’t help but read it through the motherhood lens as well. So that’s what this episode is about: …

134. The Real Reasons You Need a Birth Plan with Dr. Sarah Leahy of Birth Uprising

July 9th, 2022


“It’s ridiculous that birth plans even have to exist. The purpose of a birth plan really is to decrease the likelihood that you are going to be …

133. Aligned Adventure: Create Your Best Summer Ever in 2 Lists!

July 4th, 2022


Summer flies by...we only have 18 summers with our kiddos (but do we?) In this episode, I address the mom guilt that surrounds creating magical summer for and with our kids + give you some great ideas to have fun with …

132. Bold Shifts: Elevating Motherhood & Life Updates

July 1st, 2022


This episode will give you all the life and podcast updates for 2022 (so far). 

It’s been a big break. Ironically, I’ve watched others around me take a long 6 month+ break at the same time. Coincidence or calling? 

In …

131. Organizing Your Home & Life with Jennifer Ford Berry

April 13th, 2022


Organizing is not my strong suit. It’s actually something that I tend to shy away from if I can help it. But in the interest of life-long learning and personal growth—and out of necessity because we had the huge move …

130. Lent 2022: Why We Need to Practice Lent More Than Ever

March 3rd, 2022


“Ultimately, we recognize the season of Lent before Easter not because God demands it of us, not because Christ commanded it to prove our mettle, and not because we must perfect ourselves before we’re worthy of Easter,” …

129. Creating A Cozy Home Year Round with Liz Marie Galvan

November 27th, 2021


A wealth of inspiration and a breath of fresh air, Liz Galvan gives moms permission to look fully at their lives and figure out how to live with …

128. Going Grey: The Ups & Downs of Growing Out My Natural Hair at 40

October 16th, 2021


My hair may be changing, but so am I.

Growing out my grey is about soooooooo much more than hair. A year in, I’m more genuinely confident –that doesn’t mean I love every day, but my gosh, I see the growth literally and …

127. Pursuing Your Passion: Going Back to School While Mothering & Working with Malika Dudley

October 3rd, 2021


Have you thought about going back to school, pursuing your certification, degree, or even masters degree? Or maybe you’re dreaming of starting a …

126. Elevating Mother/Daughter Relationships with Ann Dillard, LMFT

September 26th, 2021


“We repeat what we don’t repair.” – Christine Langley-Obaugh

Thanks for being here for this episode. You don’t have to be a mom to a daughter to benefit from today’s show. If you’re a woman, you’re already in a …

125. Showing Up When You Want to Shut Down with Lisa Whittle

September 18th, 2021


Fear, comparison, feeling inadequate, overwhelm, exhaustion…there are so many factors in our lives that bring on feelings of wanting to shut down. Especially as moms. Life is good and hard at the same time…but how do we …

124. Parenting Generation Screen: Guiding Your Kids to Be Wise in a Digital World with Jonathan McKee

September 12th, 2021


“We gotta talk to our kids. We have to equip them to make good decisions and we have to teach them truths so they recognize lies.”

Screen time, …

123. Therapy Option: A Deep Dive Healing Group with Elizabeth Fisher Good

September 4th, 2021


We’re showing up. We’re doing the work. We see what we’re tasked with as women and now moms—that we need to heal wounds, mend relationships, set goals, establish our values, and act on them…but what are our options when …

122. Abandoning "vs." Culture

August 29th, 2021


I would bet money that no one understands “vs. culture” better than moms. We’re thrown into it from the moment we decide to start trying or find out …

121. Homeschooling with Confidence with Durenda Wilson

August 21st, 2021


“No good decision is made from fear.”

This is a lively conversation! It’s basically a couple of long-time homeschoolers getting together to talk …

120. The 6Rs of Rest & Recovery with Gillian Behnke

August 15th, 2021


“How do I want to feel today?”

Are priorities and boundaries easy for you? Can you take a week off of work or a break from life and feel rested at the end of it? Are there moments in your life (like all of 2020 and now …

119. An Unhurried Heart, Mind, & Life with Jennifer Dukes Lee

August 8th, 2021


Today’s guest wrote a lovely, inspiring book called Growing Slow: Lessons on Unhurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl. I devoured this book. I experienced the blessed timing of reading this book right after …

118. Being Blown Away Instead of Burnt Out with Chasing Wonder Author Ginger Stache

July 31st, 2021


We’re always chasing after something…why not chase after wonder?

The world is filled with wonder. It’s also filled with messages of chaos, burn out, busy-ness, and overwhelm. This past year has been no …

117. Called to Create: Let’s Feed Them Plants—Why Jessica Ross Started a Vegan Cooking Show & How It Will Help You Eat More Veggies

July 24th, 2021


“…(then there’s) the societal pressure, stigmas, & expectations that you have to choose one eating way, jump on that ship, then fire cannons at everybody else.”

What motivates people to start businesses? Channels? …

116. Creating a Welcoming Table & Home with Abby Turner

July 18th, 2021


I’m sure I’m not the only one who is feeling ready for get togethers and BBQs and celebrations with friends and family. I personally love celebrating and eating together as much as possible…but I do know there is …

115. Finding Satisfaction in Motherhood with Alyssa Bethke

July 10th, 2021


Have you ever thought of your life in terms of being satisfied with it or not? To be honest, I’m not sure the thought of whether I was “satisfied” in my life and motherhood really ever crossed my heart, but when Alyssa …

114. Restoring Metabolic Health with Kori Meloy

July 3rd, 2021


This is an episode that absolutely reminds me of why I love podcasting so much. This episode is not only going to be a jam packed resource for you, a …

113. Fascia, Muscles, & Movement: Educating Yourself About Your Postpartum Body with Greta Wyeth

June 26th, 2021


Our bodies are AMAZING! And not just because they can grow and sustain babies but because of how they work. This conversation with Greta Wyeth will leave you feeling very appreciative of all your body can do. One of …

112. Brainspotting Therapy: What It Is & How it Can Help Women in the Perinatal Period with Jana Glass

June 19th, 2021


“There’s no better time to heal than now." -Jana Glass

A listener wrote in and suggested that I interview today’s guest Jana Glass about …

111. Beauty in Hard Times with Give Grace Author Megan Smalley

June 12th, 2021


If you could use a life-giving conversation right now, this episode is for you! Megan Smalley is here with us to share about her bookGive Grace: How …

110. Clear Communication Tools with Miracle Moment Author Nicole Unice

June 6th, 2021


It took me a long time to read Nicole Unice’s new book The Miracle Moment: How Tough Conversations Can Actually Transform Your Most Important …

109. Burlesque Moms with My BFF Amanda Furgiuele

May 29th, 2021


Do you have a creative outlet? Have you ever thought of taking up burlesque as a creative outlet? My best friend and fellow mom Amanda Furgiuele did. She says she was tricked into it, but years later, she’s still at it …

108. To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: 3 Questions to Help You Decide

May 22nd, 2021


We’ve come to the end of what seems to be one of the craziest years ever in education. Now what? Do we take time to reflect on what actually worked and what can just go away and never return? Are you asking yourself, …

107. Sobriety & Mommy Wine Culture with Jenna Dillulio

May 15th, 2021


Today we’re talking very openly and honestly with Jenna Dillulio about her journey with alcohol, stigmas around drinking and sobriety, and mommy wine …

106. SURPRISE! We're Having A Baby!

May 9th, 2021


Well, it’s official! We’re not done having kids! Baby #4 is due to arrive sometime in November or December. My “official” due date is Thanksgiving Day, but I tend to carry over my due date when given the space and …

105. Toxic Motherhood Messages: How to Identify Them & What We Can Do

May 2nd, 2021


“Toxic messaging encourages you to identify with the collective rather than your true self and family values.” – Lori Beth Auldridge

It’s time to …

104. Finding Purpose Outside the Box with Bethany Adkins

April 25th, 2021


“We’re not all called to live the same life and go on the same path.” -Bethany Adkins

What is purpose and why is it important in life and motherhood? Bethany Adkins is here to do a deep dive with us on this very …

103. Children's Mental Health with Dr. Donna Lane

April 18th, 2021


I learned from Dr. Donna Lane that : “According to a 2016 study published by Whitney and Peterson, one in six kids between 6 and 17 have a mental …

102. Dogs & Kids: Tips for Parents During Pregnancy, Newborn Days, & Beyond with Lisa Giesick, CPDT-KA

April 10th, 2021


Picture this: Your newborn baby is finally sleeping. You take a few moments to gaze at them admiringly. Happy, tired, ready to lie down yourself. Finally, a moment of peace. And then your dog barks. Baby wakes up. You …

101. Speak Up & Reach Out: Empowering Moms to Make Their Voices Heard on Issues That Are Important to Them

April 4th, 2021


Are there things going on in the world that you wish you had more confidence to speak up about? Not just speaking up and sharing your opinions on social media, but taking your voice to the next level and contacting …

100. Life-Long Learning, Purpose, & Discernment

March 27th, 2021


Exciting Announcement: The Elevating Motherhood Patreon page launches on April 1, 2021!

Search for “Elevating Motherhood” on

When I started this podcast, I set the intention to reach episodes in the …

099. It's Time for a Kids' Meal Revolution! with Kitchen Stewardship Creator Katie Kimball

March 20th, 2021


“If moms aren’t comfortable in the kitchen, how can we teach our kids to be confident in the kitchen?”

When I say the words “cooking with kids,” how does that make you feel? Does it sound fun? Does the idea stress you …

098. Postpartum Depression: Empowerment & Transformation with Dr. Walker Ladd

March 13th, 2021


Nothing in this episode is medical advice, but it is an honest conversation that is needed in the postpartum and birth space.
What would happen if we …

097. Called to Create: The Branch Basics Story with Kelly Love

March 6th, 2021


You know how much I love Branch Basics and I am so honored that I got to speak with one of the founders, Kelly Love!

In this episode you’ll hear the story of how Branch Basics got started and how this educational …

096. Embracing What Matters with Lazy Genius Kendra Adachi

February 27th, 2021


Kendra Adachi, the New York Times Bestselling author and self-proclaimed “Pollyanna with a Clipboard” is here today to make us laugh, think, and grow …

095. Numerology & Angel Numbers with Nadia Bernardy

February 20th, 2021


Today’s episode is SO COOL. I have my numerology chart read to me for the first time ever and you get to hear my reactions to the results in real …

094. Elevating Birth Culture with The Birth Nurse Mandy Irby

February 13th, 2021


This episode broke me open. You’ll hear at the beginning how I’m almost kind of hesitant to bring up anything because I live on an island and what if people don’t like what I have to say about my birth stories or …

093. Elevating Pregnancy with Expecting Wonder Author Brittany L. Bergman

February 6th, 2021


“Perfectionism is not just impossible in parenting but it is deeply at odds with our goals.”

When I read the book Expecting Wonder, it isn’t what I expected. I’m not 100% sure WHAT I expected but it really showed me …

092. How The Okee Dokee Brothers are Changing Childhood, Family Music, & The World: An Interview with Grammy Winning Guitar Player Joe Mailander

January 30th, 2021


The Grammy’s were supposed to be this weekend and have now been postponed until March 14th from what the online world tells me. Today’s guest is part of a Grammy award winning band that was nominated for another Grammy …

091. Is Homeschool the Best Choice for Your Family Right Now?

January 23rd, 2021


If you tuned into this podcast, I’m giving you a big hug. You’re probably here because you’re ready for change…maybe you or your kids have been struggling with virtual learning options…or you just need to know what your …

090. Making Space for Self-Discovery Through Writing with Ally Fallon

January 16th, 2021


“Are you telling your soul to sit down and shut up so you can do the ‘more important’ work of getting through the week?” -Allison Fallon

A lot of …

089. The 7 Types of Rest Every Mom Needs with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

January 9th, 2021


Did you read the title of this episode and think, “I can’t seem to get ONE type of rest as a mom let alone 7!?” I know I did a double take when I first read about Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith’s idea that there are 7 …

088. Health, Nourishment, and The Weston A. Price Foundation with Hilda Labrada Gore

January 2nd, 2021


Welcome to 2021! The New Year brings with it a lot of talk about expectations, health, and overhauling our lifestyles and diets with goals, …

087. Reflection, Encouragement, Sisterhood: Where Elevating Motherhood Has Been, Where It Is, and Where It’s Going

November 29th, 2020


Here it is! The last episode of Elevating Motherhood for 2020!

Wow! I’ve been hitting “publish” on episodes every single week for over a year and this will be my first break since then. It’s just for the month of …

086. Raising Strong-Willed Children with Wendy Snyder

November 25th, 2020


“What kind of leader am I?”

All my sisters who have a strong-willed child, please raise your hand. All my sisters with more than one strong-willed child, raise both hands (unless you’re driving). Those hands you have …

085. Integrating Ethics into Our Purchases with Naupaka Owner Lauren Manwill

November 21st, 2020


“Getting into ethical fashion—you have to give yourself grace.”

Part of growing as moms, as people, and really elevating motherhood is to gathering new information, listening to stories, and considering perspectives …

084. Sunday Prep: 5 Simple Steps for an Easier Week with Toni-Ann Mayembe

November 19th, 2020


“Our children want to see us happy.”

Since recording this episode, I’ve started to implement the tips Toni-Ann is going to share with us today and I have to tell you, it’s made a positive impact in my house and in my …

083. Smart Philanthropy, Social Entrepreneurship, & Motherhood with Obakki Creator Treana Peake

November 14th, 2020


I’ve known Treana Peake for many years and have always admired her incredible vision and generous heart. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m …

082. PTSD: A Way to Hope & Healing with Megan Hillukka

November 11th, 2020


Megan Hillukka shows up in a brave way and graciously serves moms with PTSD and mothers who have experienced loss. I’m so grateful she is with us …

081. Called to Create: What Little Wonder with Sarah McNamee

November 7th, 2020


“Knowing when to recharge and knowing that’s okay, to me, that’s part of the balance.”

Today’s episode is a treat. It’s a cheerful conversation …

080. Vertical Mindset with Disability Icon Sarah Foley

November 4th, 2020


“Dear God, Thank you so much for the seemingly good and the seemingly bad for in this moment, I do not know the difference.”

Sarah Foley is one of …

079. Autumn: Celebrating the Season & Bringing Nature Inside

October 31st, 2020


We are deep into the beautiful season of Autumn. The days are flying by (sometimes) and other days drag on. But here we are, already at the end of …

078. Thyroid 101: Hashimoto’s & Healing with Stacey Robbins

October 28th, 2020


Stacey and I have a GOOD time when we talk and this conversation is no exception…I’m so glad you’re here with us right now. Stacey Robbins is a wealth of information, perspective, and compassion. And most of that stems …

077. The 5 Types of Mom Friends You Need with Emily Siegel

October 24th, 2020


“What are the things we need in a village to feel supported in our motherhood?”

As humans, we crave connection. As moms, I swear we crave it tenfold. …

076. Simplified Meal Prep for Every Mom with Kris Dovbniak

October 21st, 2020


Today’s episode is a lot of fun! Kris Dovbniak is back to share new ideas with us about how meal prepping and planning can help save us time and money as busy moms.

You already knew that? From all your Pinterest …

075. The 7-Year Change: Insights into What’s Going on with Your 7-Year-Old with Jessica Stack

October 18th, 2020


If you’re listening to this, you probably have a seven-year-old or a child near that age…we all know that kids have curious minds and listening ears. …

074. Understanding Child Development: The 12 Senses with Hannah Freed

October 14th, 2020


I find parenting to be easier in some ways when we as parents are working with some basic child development information. For example, it’s easier for me to understand why my baby wants to put everything in their mouth …

073. Foster Care: A Fresh Perspective with Hillary Richards

October 10th, 2020


On the first day Hillary Richards and her husband got their foster license, they got a call to take in two small children. And they did. Their foster journey ended in adoption and Hillary is here with us today to share …

072. Infant Bodywork: Craniosacral Therapy (& More!) with Austin Rees, LMT, IBCLC

October 7th, 2020


If you have a baby, are expecting a baby, or just want to understand what bodywork and craniosacral therapy is—is episode is for you!

Austin Rees is back on the show to share her wisdom with us. She was here for Episode …

071. It’s Okay to Laugh: Special Needs Parenting with Hilary Harris

October 3rd, 2020


“Act normal and read the room.”

Hilary Harris and her husband Rich are the hosts of the new podcast “It’s Okay to Laugh.”  They are knocking it out of the park! As special needs parents, they felt called to talk more …

070. Standing Strong: Overcoming Adversity & Living with Confidence with Alli Worthington

September 30th, 2020


Bestselling author, speaker, and mom to 5 boys Alli Worthington is here with us today to share about her new book Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence.

I loved her book. I …

069. Body Literacy: Stress & the Nervous System with Dr. Molly Stiens

September 27th, 2020


“Less stress, more trust.”

I’m so glad you’re here to learn more about yourself—body literacy, knowing and understanding how our body works & why + what your body is trying to tell you is so important. …

068. 31 Days to Great Sex with Sheila Wray Gregoire

September 23rd, 2020


I almost called this show: “The Truth About Sex: Libido Differences, Mindset, & Confidence” because there is so much to author Sheila Wray Gregoire’s messages in her new book 31 Days to Great Sex. You’ll hear in …

067. Why We Hired a Doula: A Dad’s Perspective with Chris & Lori Beth Auldridge

September 19th, 2020


Are you thinking about hiring a doula but aren’t 100% sure it’s the right choice for you? How does your partner feel about having a doula?  Are they …

066. Buying a House & Moving: Tips from Maui Realtor Jessica Baker

September 16th, 2020


Many families are moving this year out of want and/or need. If this is you and you’re considering selling, buying, renting, or relocating…or if you just want to hear some interesting and wild real estate stories, this …

065. All the Feels: Why Emotions are (Mostly) Awesome & How to Untangle Them When They’re Not with Elizabeth Laing Thompson

September 12th, 2020


“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 12:25

2020 has been an emotional roller coaster. This year has been nuts. Add to …

064. Menstrual Cycle Awareness & Tracking with Period Pioneer & Author Claire Baker

September 9th, 2020


What are periods like for you? Awesome? Awful? A breeze? Maddening? Inconsistent? Non-existent in this season? Whatever your current relationship …

063. Study Something

September 5th, 2020


When I first started Elevating Motherhood, I had two episodes that I wanted to share with you…1. Create Something and 2. Study Something. Create Something came to life in episode 10…and now we’re all the way to episode …

062. The Power of Prayer with Speaker & Author Chrystal Hurst

September 2nd, 2020


Mind, Body, Spirit…I believe that we have a lot of resources for how to care for our minds and bodies as moms, but what about our spirits? I think it’s really important that we as mothers nourish our spiritual side as …

061. Interest Led Learning, Homeschooling an Only Child, Gameschooling & More with Jessica Waldock

August 31st, 2020


Have you ever heard of gameschooling? Strewing? Relaxed homeschooling? If so, you’ll know how magical these elements of home education can be. If …

060. Adventuring Together with Greta Eskridge

August 30th, 2020


“Adventure is the vehicle, connection is our destination.”

Second generation homeschool mom Greta Eskridge wrote a book! Adventuring Together: How to …

059. From Classroom Teacher to Homeschool Mom: Reframing Education with Monica Erwin

August 29th, 2020


“There are hard things in life, but should education be one of them?”

The perspective of a classroom teacher turned homeschool mom is pretty …

058. Making Homeschool Manageable & Fun with Kristi Clover

August 26th, 2020


When home education doesn’t feel manageable, that’s the time for us to reach out and lean in to experienced homeschoolers who are enthusiastic about …

057. Bringing Beauty & Community into Your Homeschool with Lauren Giordano

August 22nd, 2020


Today’s conversation is real, relatable, and empowering. Lauren Giordano is with us today talking about her new magazine, her beautiful shop, all the …

056. Charlotte Mason 101 with Leah Boden

August 19th, 2020


“Education is the science of relations.” Charlotte Mason

What is Charlotte Mason? What does that mean? Is that a school? An education philosophy? And …

055. Homeschooling Multiples, Transitions, Balance, & Encouragement with Alisha Miller

August 15th, 2020


Encouragement, Passion, Variety, and Beauty

The lovely Alisha Miller is here with us today. She is so encouraging. This conversation feels like …

054. Homeschool Planning, Morning Time, & More with Pam Barnhill

August 12th, 2020


“Truth, Goodness, & Beauty”

Get ready for some truth, goodness, and beauty! Pam Barnhill is here to share fresh ideas that will help you feel …

053. Homeschool, Books, & Living with Kids with Blogger Rachael Alsbury

August 8th, 2020


Do you feel like you won’t be able to homeschool because you have negative ideas about what homeschool looks like? Do you wonder how on earth you’re …

052. Brave Learning with Julie Bogart

August 5th, 2020


Julie Bogart is here with us today sharing all of her incredible insight and inspiration with us! Get ready to elevate your homeschool AND your …

051. Homeschool Series Intro: Resources + Encouragement + Q&A

August 5th, 2020


Welcome to the August 2020 Homeschool Series!

Homeschool is alive and well…and modern homeschool support is nothing short of incredible! I’m humbled …

050. Nature-Based Motherhood

July 29th, 2020


Using a nature-based homeschool curriculum has taught me a LOT…about myself, my values, what I want out of this life, what I need, and what I want my …

049. Bold Faith, Counter Culture, & Dignity in Motherhood with Angela Braniff

July 22nd, 2020


This mama. This conversation. Her book. Her message. It’s all for you.

Angela Braniff and I started this conversation talking about her new book Love …

048. Prepping with Humor, Community, & Confidence with Ready for Anything Author Kathi Lipp

July 15th, 2020


“You are smarter than you know, more resourceful than you know, and you are more prepared than you know.”

Ready to laugh AND be inspired? Then listen …

047. Parenting Through Grief with Emily Humphries

July 8th, 2020


* Trigger Warning * There is mention of loss and death in this episode—loss of a child, loss of a friend, and loss of parents.

Grief has been a roommate for Emily Humphries for a while now…and she’s graciously offered …

046. Intuitive Eating with Holistic Health Coach Kristin Dovbniak

July 2nd, 2020


Eating isn’t supposed to be complicated…but it is. Most mamas I know have gone through seasons of not liking their bodies, eating disorders, deprivation, and just general complexity when it comes to meals and the foods …

045. Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive with Jen Fulwiler

June 24th, 2020


“The mess and the chaos is always going to be there and the trick isn’t to wait for that moment when that’s not there so that you can finally be satisfied, but to be satisfied even when you hear the cat throw up in the …

044. Leaky Pelvis: Understanding Our Postpartum Bodies, Why We Leak, & What We Can Do About It with Physical Therapist Angie Peters, MPT

June 17th, 2020


No more guessing. We’re going to be proactive gather information to help our bodies and ourselves. We are worth it. I’m worth it. You’re worth it.

Physical Therapist Angie Peters is BACK! And we’re talking all things …

043. The 6 Needs of Every Child: Empowering Parents & Children through the Science of Connection with Amy Olrick & Jeffrey Olrick, PhD.

June 10th, 2020


Kids don’t come with an instruction manual, right!? It’s true…but Jeffrey and Amy Olrick’s book The 6 Needs of Every Child is at the top of my list—it is the BEST parenting book on the market!

I’m not kidding. Even with …

042. Small Changes, Big Reasons: How Reducing My Toxic Burden Improved My Health, Saved Me Money, & Cleared Up My Skin

June 4th, 2020


I’m sure you’ve noticed by now if you’ve been listening to Elevating Motherhood for a while or follow me on Instagram that most of the personal use …

041. Called to Create: The MUTU System Story with Founder & CEO Wendy Powell

May 27th, 2020


“Every woman deserves the dignity of a body that works and that makes her feel good.”
Have you ever felt like your postpartum body was letting you down? Like it isn’t or wasn’t performing like it was supposed to? Mom …

040. Intro to Ayurveda: The Science of Everything with Ayurvedic Nutritionist Jessica Quinn

May 20th, 2020


How Ayurvedic Principles Can Elevate Your Daily Life. What is Ayurveda? Ever heard of it? Studied it? Tried it? Do you currently use principles from Ayurveda in your daily life? Or is this a brand-new topic for you?

039. We've All Been Groomed: A Conversation with Author, Advocate, & CEO Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good

May 13th, 2020


“Release means reclaiming our minds, our lives, and our futures from the negative messages that held us back. Release allows us to name what was …

038. What We Need Right Now: Nourishment with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

May 6th, 2020


Soothed, settled, safe, and connected.

When Lisa mentioned wanting to talk about nourishment, my first thought was “Nourishment? What’s that? I seem to have forgotten…” How about you? Same? Are you feeling any kind of …

037. From Lost to Found: Thoughts on Miscarriage, Faith, Joy, & Finding Our True Self with Nicole Zasowski

April 29th, 2020


Nicole Zasowski is here with us today! She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of the incredible book From Lost to Found: …

036. You Are Enough: Empowered to Rise with Author, Filmmaker, & Transformation Coach David Trotter

April 22nd, 2020


Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re “not enough?” Where does that feeling come from? How can we work through those negative thoughts? Who or what can support us on our very personal and individual journeys …

035. Why I’ve Started Reading Poetry Again + 9 Reasons It’s Helped Me as a Mom + (Why I Can’t Believe I’m Saying That Out Loud)

April 15th, 2020


Omg. How fluffy does reading poetry sound? Seriously. It seems so frivolous in our modern world. When I think of poetry I don’t picture a mom with a …

034. Changing How We Talk About Motherhood, Alcohol, & Sobriety with Laura McKowen

April 8th, 2020


I'm so honored to share the incredible Laura McKowen with you today! This conversation is AWESOME and just the start I was hoping for to a very…interesting & challenging topic.

How are we supposed to talk about …

033. Sex After Babies with Jazmyne Futrell

April 1st, 2020


We do not talk about sex after babies enough. How do I know? Because of aaaaaaaaaall the emotions that came up for me and other mamas when I broached …

032. How Guided Journaling Changed My Life

March 25th, 2020


I knew something needed to change. I wasn’t getting what I wanted or needed out of my everyday life. I wanted more alone time, more date nights with my husband, deeper connection with my kids…I wanted us to be a family …

031. Home Education (Short Term): Listener Q&A

March 18th, 2020


Home Education asked, I answered! Tune in for encouragement, support, and sisterhood as well as answers from an experienced …

030. Educating Your Kids at Home (Short Term): Insights from an Experienced Homeschool Mom

March 16th, 2020


Schools are closed. You need help teaching our kiddos. You’re here for answers, tips, tricks, schedules, and resources.

If you find yourself needing …

029. Options for Anxiety: A Conversation with Parent Coach & Educator Breon Michel

March 11th, 2020


Anxiety is one of the most requested topics from listeners here on the show. So many moms want to know more about it and/or what they can do to manage theirs or make it disappear.

I’m not a medical professional. I can’t …

028. Nannies, Babysitters, Mother’s Helpers: What’s the Difference, How Much to Pay, & What to Expect with Nicki Taylor of The Nanny Connection

March 4th, 2020


At some point, most parents are going to need to bring someone else in to help with childcare. There are a variety of options…daycare, school, family …

027. Sibling Rivalry with Positive Discipline Educator Jailan Heidar

February 26th, 2020


Sibling Rivalry…this is a dynamic topic! If you have more than one kiddo, you know that there will be inevitable moments of sibling rivalry: …

026. Self-Directed Education with Austin Rees

February 19th, 2020


Many of you know, I’m big into alternative education options. We personally homeschool our three children, but I know that’s not the best option for …

025. Called to Create: The MeiLi Autumn Beauty Story with MeiLi Coon

February 12th, 2020


I think it’s really easy to look at someone else’s successful business (especially on social media) and think that it must be so easy because it …

024. Mom Friends: A Conversation with Julia Wurst of The Dear Bestie Show

February 5th, 2020


In the spirit of expanding upon last week’s episode about how to create a successful moms group, I wanted to bring someone onto the show who could …

023. 5 Tips for Starting a Successful Moms Group

January 29th, 2020


Motherhood can feel pretty isolating, especially in the first few weeks and months after your baby is born. Or when there are other big changes in …

022. Parenting in the Age of Social Media with Dr. Sarah Sarkis

January 22nd, 2020


Parenting in the age of social media feels tricky, doesn’t it? I’ve found that a lot of parents feel insecure when it comes to rules about social …

021. Loss of a Child: How to Offer Support in Times of Grief with Sonya Niess

January 15th, 2020


Trigger Warning.

Sonya Niess has returned to the show today. She was my first guest in Episode 2 when we talked about expectations and motherhood.  If you haven’t tuned in to that episode, I highly recommend going back …

020. "What About Me?" Connecting with Yourself & Your Family in a Marriage with Kids

January 8th, 2020


Me time when you're married with kids? Yup. It's possible. 

But how? How can there be any time for anything when everyone else's needs feel so …

019. Bellies, Backs, Bottoms, & Bladders: Physical Therapy for Moms with Angie Peters, MPT

January 1st, 2020


You know the jokes… how moms can’t go to the trampoline park or even sneeze without peeing a little? We’ve just come to accept it as annoying and …

018. Be the Light: A Seasonal Mindset Check-in

December 20th, 2019


Today’s episode is coming to you on a Friday instead of a Wednesday this week because a lot of us will be celebrating Christmas on the 25th and we’ll …

017. Mean Girls: A Compassionate Conversation with Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP

December 18th, 2019


Let me start off by saying this interview did NOT go in the direction I thought it would. Lisa blew my mind with her insights and loving suggestions. …

016. Called to Create: The Blossom & Root Story with Kristina Garner

December 11th, 2019


What does it take to create a homeschool curriculum, turn it into a business, and homeschool your kids all at the same time? We’re about to find out!

015. Intro to CBD with Will Kleidon of Ojai Energetics

December 4th, 2019


The topic of CBD is surprisingly one of the most requested from my listeners! Maybe you’ve heard moms talking about CBD  in passing or have seen it mentioned online. Maybe you’re not 100% sure what CBD is, maybe you …

014. Living in Gratitude

November 27th, 2019


12 Idea for Living in Gratitude

Aloha Mamas! At this point in the podcast, you’ve heard me mention a few times that I feel moms & families are suffering from disconnect (on a lot of levels) but especially when it …

013. Seasons, Senses, & Biodynamic Nourishment with Lily Diamond

November 20th, 2019


Connection, slowing down, being more present, & returning to nature. These ideas keep presenting themselves over and over again here on the …

012. Called to Create: The Primally Pure Story with Bethany McDaniel

November 13th, 2019


Episode 012 is the first in a series here on Elevating Motherhood titled “Called to Create”—which will feature interviews with mothers who are also creatives & business owners. In this series you’ll hear inspiring …

011. Intro to Acupuncture with Dr. Eva Ross, L.Ac., DAOM

November 6th, 2019


Have you ever tried acupuncture? Do you use it and love it like I do? Are you too scared of what it might feel like & never tried it? What is acupuncture supposed to do anyway? Can it help you pre-pregnancy, during …

010. Create Something

October 30th, 2019


Something’s wrong, something’s off. It can feel like that sometimes as a mother.  Moms are busy, stressed, tired, don’t know how to slow down, doubt themselves… why? What’s causing all of these negative emotions? All of …

009. Education Reform in the Home & Schools: An Interview with Heather Baylosis, MSED

October 23rd, 2019


Times are changing. The way we parent our kids at home and teach children in schools is shifting. There’s no denying these changes. It’s all part of …

008. Boy Mom: An Interview with Monica Swanson

October 16th, 2019


“Love, trust, respect, & grace.”

Monica Swanson is with us today! Sharing about her new book Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You and her new podcast The Boy Mom Podcast.

Monica is a wealth of information …

007. Universal Laws + Motherhood

October 9th, 2019


Episode 007. Universal Laws + Motherhood

An Interview with Nadia Bernardy of Work & Woo and the But First Woo Woo Podcast.

How “woo” are you? Doesn’t matter! You don't have to be …

006. Birth Workers: An Interview with Midwife Rachel Shapiro-Davies

October 2nd, 2019


Episode 006. Birth Workers: An Interview with Midwife Rachel Shapiro-Davis

Gosh, where do I even begin with show notes for Rachel’s interview? We talked about so many things in such a short amount of time! Here are some …

005. The Lie of Convenience

September 25th, 2019


Episode 005. The Lie of Convenience


Moms have a lot of things to work through…a lot of issues that …

004. My Journey with Anxiety: Melissa's Story

September 18th, 2019


Show Notes

Episode 004. My Journey with Anxiety: Melissa’s Story

Here at Elevating Motherhood, we’re not going to shy away from the taboo topic of anxiety, but rather talk about it …

003. Balance + Motherhood

September 18th, 2019


Episode 003. Balance + Motherhood



How do you find balance as a mom? How do you find a work/life balance? Is it even possible?

In this episode, I’ll be addressing the …

002. Motherhood + Expectations with Sonya Niess

September 18th, 2019


Episode 002. Motherhood + Expectations


“I think like any woman, I had visions of life as a mother as …

001. Welcome to Elevating Motherhood!

September 18th, 2019


Episode 001. Welcome to Elevating Motherhood


Welcome to the first episode of the Elevating Motherhood …


September 8th, 2019


Aloha, I’m Lori Beth Auldridge…Maui mama of 3 and creator & host of the Elevating Motherhood Podcast. I’m launching 4 episodes on September 18th, …

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