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From The Heart - A MOMnation Podcast

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From The Heart - A MOMnation PodcastWelcome to MOMnation! A home for MOMs.Katie and Cheri, your co-hosts, interview various guests that share inspirational stories, useful information and discuss a variety of women related topics. Have a topic you want us to cover or want to be a guest on our show? … read more

76 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Challenges I Faced during the Pandemic

September 15th, 2021


Meet Denisha better known as "Nene" to her family and friends.  While facing many challenges, like personal health concerns, emergency open heart surgery for her toddler, etc. and during the height of the pandemic, she …

Dealing with ADHD and Autism as an Adult

September 1st, 2021


Meet Jen, AKA JD.  After seeking help to evaluate and treat her daughters' ADHD condition and recognizing the same in herself, she decided to get an …

Things you Didn't Know but Should Know About Fitness

August 17th, 2021


What are the not-so-obvious benefits of a fitness regimen?  What could be keeping you from the results you are after that the Doctors aren't telling …

Tips from a Speech Pathologist that works with Kids

August 4th, 2021


What's the typical timeline for speech development?  What should you do if you sense your child is struggling? Listen for Natalia's suggestions for …

Healing from the Inside Out

July 7th, 2021


Our skin typically reflects what’s going on inside of our bodies.  Cheri and Katie chat with Veronica Stetson of Spa Specialist Beauty Within about her journey through health and wellness, what she sees while treating …

Returning to Social Settings Post Pandemic

June 23rd, 2021


There are so many reasons why many women are experiencing anxiety as we return to work, school and increase our social interaction post pandemic. …

Preparing for the Unknown with Ally and Becky from Easton Law PLLC

June 9th, 2021


We never know when disaster will strike and many aren't fully prepared for it.  What will happen to your family if you were gone suddenly?  Who would …

Getting Back Together after 2020

May 26th, 2021


As things start to open back up, families and friends are finally gathering after socially distancing for what felt like forever.  Event planning, …

Recovering from Alcoholism, A Mother's Story

May 12th, 2021


Meet Nicole.  She lost herself, her kids, her marriage and her career to alcoholism.  Find out how she beat it and what she's up to now in this …

The Best of MOMnation Unscripted Season 4

April 14th, 2021


The Best of MOMnation Unscripted Season 4

It’s been quite the season here at MOMnation Unscripted and we’ve had the pleasure of talking with so many …

From Rock Bottom to Rock Star while living with Bipolar Disorder

March 31st, 2021


Megan shares her riveting story bringing us from the beginning, being estranged from her parents and spending some time in foster care, through her …

This Single Mom opened a "Sensory" Sensitive Hair Salon for Kids

March 17th, 2021


Meet JoJo, the single Mom of two girls that opened a hair salon specifically for kiddos with sensory issues. Hear how she did it, what inspired her, why she's different than other salons and how she never let doubt stop …

Protecting Yourself from a Violent Encounter as a Female

March 3rd, 2021


Don't be a defenseless victim in an unfortunate situation!  That doesn't necessarily mean carry a firearm.  With the proper knowledge and training, you can be effective without reaching for that firearm, even as a …

Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Mom Focuses on Fun

February 17th, 2021


Sarah Mendenhall (of Hulafrog in Scottsdale, AZ) takes Jeni and Katie through her journey of discovering she had cancer at the age of 23, her …

Homeless with a family of 6

February 3rd, 2021


Meet Amy Taylor. Katie, Jeni and Cheri learn about Amy's struggles and triumphs while raising 5 kids, managing through homelessness and two failed marriages. It's an inspirational story of gratitude and forgiveness. …

Building a Business from the Ground Up while Paying it Forward

January 20th, 2021


Katie and Jeni talk with Jessica Heath of Heath Family Pools, a local pool company in the Phoenix AZ area. Here's her inspirational story about …

Life as a young Single Mom in the Military

January 6th, 2021


You never really know someone unless you know their story.  Cheri Ramo, MOMnation's Co-Founder, had rough beginnings as a young single Mom in the military dealing with deployment, a close family member with a mental …

Support for Chronic Condition Momming

December 16th, 2020


Support for Chronic Condition Momming

There are so many Moms that are living with chronic conditions and there is most definitely a lack of social awareness about it. Katie, Jeni and Cheri talk with Jessica from …

Saving your Sanity and Making Memories with Holiday Baking!

December 2nd, 2020


Meet Sammy Zanol with Dream Confections LLC!  We talked about sugar cookies, food allergies, keto, making memories, saving your sanity while baking …

How to Deal with Common Holiday Season Anxiety

November 18th, 2020


Katie, Cheri and Jeni talk with Laura from Benavieri Counseling about common anxieties that crop up over the holiday season and how to deal with …

How and why you should date your spouse!

November 11th, 2020


Katie and Jeni chat with Dana Lam about why it sometimes goes sour after you put a ring on it and ways to avoid that in your marriage. Dana is the co-founder of The Surprise Challenge.

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Easily uncover the toxins hiding in your home with Oh Lardy

November 4th, 2020


Katie, Cheri and Jeni chat with Kelly Liston of Oh Lardy, one of our favorite guests from a previous episode, about the danger that lurks behind the …

TEENAGERS!! What do they need to know before the transition to adulthood?

October 28th, 2020


What about sex and relationships?  What about confidence?  What about job skills and people skills?  When and how do we teach these things as parents?  Katie, Jeni and Cheri talk with Addie Rausch and her Mom from LIFE …

What do you know (and not know) about your local government and how it operates?

October 20th, 2020


What do you know (and not know) about your local government and how it operates? 

Who wears which hat and what are their responsibility’s to the community?  How do people communicate with and become more engaged with …

Wills, Trusts and what happens to your family if you suddenly weren’t here 🙁

September 30th, 2020


It’s not something we want to talk about or even think about but it’s something that all of us need to be prepared for and many of us are not. Katie and Beth talk with Becky Easton of Easton Law, Estate and Business …

Single Parenting and Dating

September 23rd, 2020


Dating is hard in general but what about when you’re freshly divorced (or even not so fresh) and you think it might go somewhere? When is the right time to introduce the kids? Katie, Jeni and Cheri discuss from …

I want a Divorce! What now?

September 16th, 2020


COVID is causing more issues than we think in our own homes. When you decide that a split is the answer, what are the next steps? Here we are chatting with Annette Cox Sandoval, a family law attorney here in the Phoenix …

Navigating the waters of Special Education

September 9th, 2020


These aren’t easy waters for anyone to navigate.

Katie and Cheri talk with Stephanie Lawson. Stephanie is a Mom with an inspiring story and now …

Healing your Inner Child

September 2nd, 2020


Let's be real. Most of us have extremely triggered inner children running the show right now. Inner children triggered by feelings of inadequacy, …

Connect Better with Those you Love

August 26th, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted: Season 3, Episode 10 Connect Better with Those you Love 

Beth and Katie talk with Amanda Woodbury on the benefits of using creativity to help refocus the mind and help you connect better with …

Identifying and Dealing with Food Addictions

August 12th, 2020


For so many, it’s an uphill battle. Dealing with food addictions can be difficult especially because we need to eat to live. Katie talks with Sara …

What's Your School Set Up

August 5th, 2020


What's Your School Set Up - It seems every family is doing school in their own ways, and Katie and Beth are joined by Jeni and Cheri to chat about …

Cashflow with your passions as a MOM

July 29th, 2020


Creating extra income as a MOM has always been front of mind for women, and with school not returning to normal this fall, it's a pressing issue for …

Self-care. It’s such a popular word but what does it really mean?

July 22nd, 2020


Did you know that there are EIGHT different areas of “self-care”? That’s right, eight. Most of us know about one or two…many of us actually practice one or two but what about the other six? Jeni and Katie discuss all …

Why is it so hard to connect with other Moms?

July 15th, 2020


So you have a kid or two or three and then all of a sudden you feel extremely isolated and unable to connect with others…especially other Moms.

How to “care” about what you put on and in your body and why caring is super crucial!

July 8th, 2020


Let’s face it, we’re lied to and deceived every day in a multitude of ways… what’s worse is when you THINK you are putting healthy things on and in …

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

July 1st, 2020


With emotions higher than they’ve ever been before in our society, Katie & Beth have come together with Jillian Holper to discuss the power of …

Exploring Alternative Education

June 24th, 2020


Parents are currently exploring alternative education in higher numbers than ever before. Katie & Beth come together with Kim, Tara & Savannah from Montessori In The Park in Goodyear, AZ to talk about why some …

How do we function this summer with uncertainty around school?

June 17th, 2020


As MOMs we have a lot to think about this summer, but one of those things is school next year - how do we function this summer with uncertainty …

Coming together to Have Hard, Vulnerable Conversations

June 3rd, 2020


Friendships and families are in a vulnerable space and can become torn apart - so it's never been more important to begin having open, real …

Have you ever wondered what your dreams mean?

May 26th, 2020


Dreams can be insightful for MOMs and after weeks of chatting about it, Katie & Beth bring Jen "The Rainmaker" Alvarez onto the podcast to chat …

Age gaps between kids! What are the advantages and disadvantages?

May 20th, 2020


Who here has age gaps between kids or maybe you have age gaps between you and your siblings?

What are the advantages and disadvantages? Katie, Cheri and Jeni talk through their personal experiences with this and tips …

Making a Marriage Work

May 13th, 2020


Katie & Beth come together to talk with the incredible Katie Mae about what MOMs need to know about making a marriage work and the pitfalls that can cause friction.

MOMnation Unscripted: Season 2, Episode 13

This …

Stage Performance Hacks to Help You Keep Your Cool as a MOM

May 6th, 2020


Katie & Beth come together for this episode of MOMnation Unscripted to share the secrets of how to go from being nervous or anxious to performing on stages... And how MOMs can tap into these strategies to show up in …

Peacefully Parenting in the Summer

April 29th, 2020


Lisa Smith is a parenting coach with an audience of over 100,000 parents who are committed to parenting peacefully and move away from the dominant …

Advocating for your child's health & wellbeing

April 22nd, 2020


In a perfect world, when you take your child to the doctor, the medical advice given creates solutions - but what happens when it causes more …

Confidently Homeschooling Your Kids During Quarantine

April 15th, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted: Season 2, Episode 9

Feeling overwhelmed at needing to be a Homeschool MOM when you SO are not a Homeschool MOM? Em Shupe joins …

What to know about the Medical side of Coronavirus!

April 9th, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted: Season 2, Episode 8

This week Katie and Beth bring Dani to share with MOMs about what we need to know about managing our families during COVID-19. Your questions about what to do for your family to …

Maintaining Your Mental Health During Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted: Season 2, Episode 7

While COVID-19 is taking a lot of attention due to the health issues it causes, there's another side that is arguably equally dangerous in all of this: The threat to mental …

Getting Things Done While In Quarantine

March 25th, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted: Season 2, Episode 6 

Getting things done was hard enough as a mom with options like preschool, daycare and school... But now …

Pandemic Preparation or Panic

March 18th, 2020


Things are really crazy out there right now, and as MOMs it can be extremely overwhelming. Kimber Kay Morin joins Katie and Beth to bring varied perspectives on what we can do during this time to take care of our kids …

Unconventional Marriages

March 18th, 2020


Beth & Cheri discuss their unconventional marriages and what they've learned about themselves in being in their respective marriages. Cheri 'came out' at the age of 28 when she began dating her wife, and Beth left …

Dreaming As a MOM

March 4th, 2020


MOMnation Unscripted, Season 2, Episode 3: Dreaming As a MOM

Being a mom sometimes feels like you have to put your dreams on hold and give up what …

The Gift (& Curse) of Social Anxiety

February 25th, 2020


Join Katie & Beth as we go unscripted talking about one of the biggest struggles of MOMs today: Social Anxiety.

We will speculate on some of the …

What is MOMnation?

February 19th, 2020


Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of the MOMnation Unscripted podcast!

We changed the name a little and our format is different but it’s the same great info and topics that YOU want to hear about.

In Episode 1, learn …

Dana Lam, the “date your spouse” guru, on how to communicate needs in the bedroom - Season 2 Episode 2

January 31st, 2020


More than a MOM podcast with Katie and Beth - Season 2, Episode 2

Katie and Beth with More than a MOM chat with Dana Lam, Author of Surprise Date Challenge. Hear her response to this anonymous MOM that asked how to …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - The 5 best tips for Moms struggling with depression with Amanda Woodbury - Season 2 Episode 1

January 31st, 2020


More than a MOM podcast with Katie and Beth - Season 2, Episode 1

Katie and Beth of More than a MOM chat with Amanda Woodbury with Unravel your Stress about what Moms struggle with the most in terms of mental health and …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Liza Witonis on Money and Relationships and 5 tips for Moms to get out of debt!

January 31st, 2020


Katie and Beth of More than a MOM chat with Liza Witonis on how money affects relationships, tips on getting out of debt and her own personal story …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Parenting using Love and Logic and older Kids with Kami Kerby - Part 2

January 31st, 2020


More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Episode 19

Katie and Beth of More than a MOM chat with Kami Kerby on the basics of parenting older kids the …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Parenting using Love and Logic Basics with Kami Kerby - Part 1

January 31st, 2020


More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Episode 18

Katie and Beth of More than a MOM chat with Kami Kerby on the basics of parenting the love and logic way. Kami has some great tips that parents can start implementing …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Escaping and Recovering from Domestic Violence and Abuse - Episode 17

January 31st, 2020


Katie Halle Lambert of MOMnation interviews Brandi Powell of Village of the Valley. Brandi shares info and resources on escaping and recovering from …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Katie and Beth offer tips on balancing the household duties between spouses in Episode 16

January 31st, 2020


Your hosts, Katie and Beth, offer tips on balancing the household duties between spouses in Episode 16.

Brought to you by and Team …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Improving your relationship with money and where to find money when there isn't enough with Beth Griffith - Episode 15

January 31st, 2020


Beth Griffith with She Works Here helps us better understand why our current financial situation is what it is and how to make it better.  She explains where to find money when there doesn't seem to be enough and more …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Emergency Temporary Custody Orders in Arizona with Karla Urrea-Perry - Episode 14

January 31st, 2020


Family Law Attorney, Karla Urrea-Perry with the Law Office of Ronald L. Kossack, offers a quick explanation and great tips for those involved in a …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - A few kid friendly meal snack prep tips for the mom on the go - Episode 13

January 31st, 2020


Work from home MOM, Beth Eastin with Cooking with Beth , offers great tips on quick kiddo friendly meals and snacks for when life gets busy in Episode 13.

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - How do I keep my young child entertained while working from home? - Episode 12

January 31st, 2020


Work from home MOM, Nicole Ostler with Alati's Inspection Service, offers great tips on keeping the little ones entertained while getting some work …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - How do I motivate myself to workout and get fit?!?! - Episode 11

January 31st, 2020


One of our MOM members writes in wanting tips for motivation to workout and get fit.  Amanda with Hybrid Fit Club offer resources and awesome suggestions in Episode 11.

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - What to do when your spouse controls all of the finances - Episode 10

January 31st, 2020


Daphne writes in with concern that she is a SAHM and doesn't have access to any of the finances.  Beth and Katie offer resources in Episode 10.

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Entering the teenage years on the high functioning end of the spectrum - Episode 9

January 31st, 2020


Ariel, one of our MOMs asks, "My oldest daughter is 11.5 and on the high functioning end of the spectrum, how do I best fight the daily battle of …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth: What to do when divorce feels like the answer - Episode 7

January 31st, 2020


One of our MOMs shares that she feels she has fallen out of love with her husband.  Listen to the awesome, advice of two industry pros Dana Lam with Fun Fantasy Ritual and Karla Berber-Urrea a local family law attorney. …

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - How to Calm Yourself in a Chaotic World - Episode 6

January 31st, 2020


One of our busy MOMs asks Katie and Beth how to remain calm when life is chaotic.  Jillian Holper with EleMental Healing & Holistic Coaching …

More than a MOM with Katie, Beth and special guest, Kelly King - Episode 5

January 31st, 2020


Mama J asks Katie and Beth, 'How do I get started with essential oils and what are the dangers to be aware of?'  Kelly King offers knowledge, resources and personal experience in Episode 5!

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Episode 4

January 31st, 2020


Is diet responsible for our ailments?  Migraines?  Fatigue?  Beth and Katie suggest healthy tips and things to look out for.

More than a MOM with Katie and Beth - Episode 3

January 31st, 2020


In episode 3 "Princess" writes in saying that her husband disciplines the children by withholding time and affection from them.  He also teases them …

More than a MOM with Katie, Beth and special guest, Dana Lam - Episode 2

January 31st, 2020


Katie Halle Lambert and Beth Eastin with special guest, Dana Lam with Fun Fantasy Ritual, answer an anonymous question submitted by one of our members.  How do you find time with your spouse when you are …

More than a MOM with Katie Halle Lambert and Erin Call - Episode 1

January 31st, 2020



Katie Halle Lambert, with, and Erin Call, with The Confident Beauty Movement, answer an anonymous question submitted by one of our MOMnation Members, Busy Mom.   "How do you not feel guilty about putting …

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