Motherhood… it’s the most amazing job in the world. The smiles and giggles can melt your heart and sweep away stress. It can also be a lonely, exhausting & overwhelming journey. At Great Job Mama guests get candid & real, sharing stories about the hard, humorous, heart-warming and not so glamorous side of motherhood. It’s like a good long chat with your BMF – your Best Mom Friend. So grab a cup of tea and put on your favorite yoga pants! We hope to inspire, connect & encourage you during all seasons of motherhood because if no one has told you… you’re doing a Great Job Mama!
Recently On Great Job Mama
EPISODE 019: Brighid Quinn
In this episode Birth and Postpartum Doula Brighid Quinn joins us to chat all about Doulas! From what a doula does, how a doula can support a mama during pregnancy, birth and postpartum to how a doula may even be a better support system than a friend or family member! If you’re considering hiring a doula or just curious as to what a doula does, this is a must listen!
EPISODE 018: Erica Mock
In this episode Erica Mock, founder of Twenty Five Eight joins us to discuss the role of food through each stage of motherhood including postpartum recovery and breastmilk production. She shares her home birth experience as a first time mom, her struggles and experience during postpartum and we connect on the importance of having various types of moms friends!
EPISODE 017: Suzannah Neufeld MFT, C-IAYT, CEDS-S
In this episode Suzannah Neufeld MFT, C-IAYT, CEDS-S joins us to discuss anxiety and depression in pregnancy, postpartum and far into motherhood. Suzannah is a licensed psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and certified eating disorder specialist.
This is beautiful, honest conversation with an expert and a mama who has a heart to help and support mothers. We hope this episode reminds you that you’re not alone even on the hard, dark days and that you are doing a great job!
EPISODE 016: Annya White-Brown
In this episode Annya White-Brown joins us to share her journey and experiences raising a daughter with special needs while also starting and growing a business!
EPISODE 015: Melissa and Brittany from the Chaotic Commute
In this episode, Melissa and Brittany from the Chaotic Commute chat about the unique challenges women face who juggle 2 jobs – being a full time mom and also a working career woman. A few topics covered in today’s show are maternity leave, returning to work after having a baby, creating a support system, burnout and self-care!
EPISODE 014: ELIZABETH SHAW
In this episode Elizabeth Shaw, RDN joins us to share her infertility journey and how conceived her daughter! We talk about “Survivors Guilt & Depression” that some moms face after TTC for so long and the struggles they face once they do conceive and birth a baby. As an Registered Dietitian, Liz also shares about her dietary journey and IVF Nutrition guide. If you’re in a season of waiting or have experienced infertility this episode is filled with hope, encouragement and insight into the journey to become a mom!
Elizabeth Shaw (Liz) has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 10 years, an adjunct professor for over 7 years and is a certified personal trainer. Liz is a best-selling author of the Fertility Foods Cookbook and recently released The Stress-Free IVF Nutrition Guide, with a family friendly healthy Instant Pot book on the way! She’s a nutrition expert and owns a nutrition communications business and maternal health practice in San Diego, California. You’ll find Elizabeth sharing daily over on her popular Instagram feeds @shawsimpleswaps and @bumps2baby!
EPISODE 013: JESS BAUMGARDNER
In this episode, Jess Baumgardner joins us to share her birth stories as well as her experience being a NICU Mom.
We cover topics such as; what she found helpful during her NICU days from the hospital, family, friends to what we could do different. How to support a NICU mom, postpartum, how she blends motherhood, creativity and her work and the importance of connecting with other mamas.
EPISODE 012: CARLEY HALL
In this episode, Carley Hall joins us to share her birth stories as well as her honest postpartum journey. We discuss birth consent and how lack thereof may contribute to birth trauma, the fourth trimester including postpartum anxiety, depression, breastfeeding and more! All birth is beautiful – but it may not always go as planned and that includes your expectations for postpartum. This episode is real, refreshing and an honest insight into the struggles and beauty that comes with being a mom!
EPISODE 011: WHITNEY ENGLISH
In this episode Whitney English, MS RDN CPT joins us to discuss pre and post-natal nutrition as well as Baby Lead Weaning. Specifically we explore how to nourish mama and your little ones with a predominately plant-based diet! It’s a great episode!
EPISODE 010: CAITLYN DOERKSEN
In this episode Caitlyn Derksen joins us from Raising Our Champions. Raising our Champions is a group centered around infusing parents with hope and joy in raising their children. Caitlyn shares her birth stories, we discuss discipline versus punishment, and effective & gentle ways to communicate with your little ones. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need a motherhood refresh – this episode is for you!
EPISODE 009: MEGAN ROOSEVELT
In this episode, our host Megan shares what she learned as a first time mom. She is also joined by women of the Great Job Mama community who also share what they learned as a first time moms! Whether you’re expecting or reflecting back on your journey as a mama, this final episode of Season One is one you don’t want to miss!
EPISODE 008: JENI HOLLIFIELD
Jeni Hollified shares her endometriosis story with us from painful periods, diagnosis, how she balances endo with a busy lifestyle and the nutrition plan she implements to help with her endometriosis, through TTC and pregnancy. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Today we shine a light on this common and often painful disease – know there is hope and you are not alone!
EPISODE 007: KATHRYN FROM DO IT ON A DIME
Kathryn is a wife, mom of two and organization & DIY frugal living expert from the YouTube channel, Do It On A Dime. She is sharing with us all about how to create peace in the midst of messy motherhood and how to live an organized life on a budget! Kathryn is such a beautiful person inside and out and we can’t wait for you to listen to this episode!
EPISODE 006: DESIREE SIEGFRIED
In this episode, Desiree shares her birth stories, how she blends mama and work life and how reality tv prepared her for motherhood! We also chat about identity transformation with becoming a mom and advice to moms dealing with mom guilt or feeling overwhelmed with working. Desiree is super down to earth, a great friend and we are so thankful to have her here on the podcast this week!
EPISODE 005: HAYLEY OAKES
If you’re interested in learning more about midwifery prenatal and postnatal care, what an out of hospital birth experience can look like, the benefits plus common concerns or questions – Hayley Oakes, LM, CPM shares her wealth of knowledge with us in today’s amazing episode!
EPISODE 004: CATHERINE MCCORD
My guest today is the beautiful inside and out Catherine from Weelicious. We chat about home birth, healthy family-friendly recipes and pursuing your passions as a mom!
EPISODE 003: SIOBHAN MILLER
Hypnobirthing expert Siobhan Miller joins us today to chat about hypnobirthing, how to prepare for a positive birth experience whether it’s your first or fifth and what a positive birth experience really means, how to breath during labor and we also discuss maternal mental health. I love this episode and I hope you do too! ⠀
EPISODE 002: HEATHER LAKE
On today’s episode we chat about fertility struggles, PCOS, the nutrition plan that helped Heather on her fertility journey, how she balances work + mama life which includes getting up at 3am for her job (coffee please!!) and tips for living a healthy, active lifestyle.
EPISODE 001: EMILY SILVERSTEIN
Unmedicated births, creating a successful beauty brand as a stay at home mom and healthy meal prep for a family of 4!
About Your Host
Hi! I’m your host Megan Roosevelt, a wife, mama, entrepreneur, maternal health advocate & lover of sunny weather. This podcast was inspired by my journey as a new mom & learning the need and importance for support, mom friends and keeping it real!
I am so excited to sit down (which doesn’t happen often for us moms!) and chat with incredible women and mothers about all topics related to mama life from infertility, adoption, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, anxiety, the journey of motherhood, career & creative passions and beyond! From moms to experts like doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors and more we’ll explore topics that are near and dear to our hearts. I hope you leave each episode feeling connected and encouraged in your motherhood journey! xo Megan