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Mindful Mama Podcast

"The Mindful Mama podcast is changing my life in so many good ways. I have had so much fun implementing the things I’m learning, sharing them with others, and seeing the change in my family. Thank you for your podcast, Hunter!"
—myrtlemichelle

"This podcast is answering all the questions swirling in my head about how to be an amazing parent. Hunter Clarke-Fields is a totally relatable mom and super entertaining."
—CarrieRHawson

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Episodes

Mommying While Muslim – Zaiba Hasan [361]
August 9, 2022

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What is it like to be an American Muslim mama trying to raise kids who are 100% American and Muslim? Is it possible to be a progressive and Muslim? Many of have many misperceptions (including me!), so I brought on Zaiba Hasan, host of the Mommying While Muslim podcast to talk about all this and more. 

Takeaways

  1. You can be progressive and Muslim
  2. American Muslim kids have to deal with the after affects of September 11
  3. Muslims come from many different cultures, which flavor their experience
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Move Your Body, Heal Your Mind – Jennifer Heisz [360]
August 2, 2022

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Do you struggle making time to exercise? As parents, exercising can seem daunting and exhausting. In this episode, I talk to Jennifer Heisz, author of Move the Body, Heal the Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia, and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep about the importance of daily movement. We talk about how exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous or time consuming. Jennifer suggests ways even busy parents can make time for movement. 

Takeaways

  1. Moving is a kickstarter to mindfulness
  2. Physical inactivity contributes as much to dementia as genetics
  3. Contrary to popular belief, exercising later in the day does not disrupt our sleep, in fact it can reset our biological clocks
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Setting Firm & Kind Boundaries – Wendy Snyder [359]
July 26, 2022

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What do you do with kids who push back… a lot?? Today I talk to Wendy Snyder about building a compassionate discipline toolkit to deal with challenging kids. We talk about how to stay firm and kind, so that you don’t become too permissive with your children (and why that’s harmful). This episode is chock-full of practical parenting tools!

Takeaways

  1. Shame is damaging
  2. Ask yourself: What do I want my kids to learn from how I teach them?
  3. What logical consequences actually look like
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Raising Emotionally Resilient Daughters in a Digital Age – Dr Roni Cohen-Sandler [358]
July 19, 2022

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In this episode, I talk to Dr Roni Cohen Sandler, author of “Anything But My Phone, Mom!” where we discuss the importance of building a trusting relationship with your daughter(s). We talk about how to set the tone while they’re younger, for the kind of relationship you want with them throughout adolescence. You’ll also hear about parental anxiety and the modern challenges parents face while raising their daughters.

Takeaways

  1. There will be conflict, focus on being an ally
  2. Being adaptive is important, every relationship evolves
  3. Parental anxiety can influence our daughter’s narrative about us
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Simplify Screentime – Arlene Pellicane [357]
July 12, 2022

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Screen time has a BIG effect on kids’ attention, brain development and more. We know that we want to limit screen time, but how do we do that when every other child has a phone? In this episode, I talk to Arlene Pellicane, author of Screen Kids, and host of the Happy Home podcast about how to limit screen time.

Takeaways

  1. How to know if your child is addicted to screens
  2. Exactly how to set screen limits
  3. How screen time affects growing brains
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