ERM #26 Dr. Theresa Warner: Find Your Inner Voice | Live With Passion | Top Tips For Healthy Moms

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-42-56-pmDr. Theresa Warner is a Paediatric Chiropractor, International Speaker, Author, Wife and Mother of Three!  She is a passionate leader in the health and wellness field with her passion for helping children achieve their full potential for health. She is a widely sought-after speaker on the topics of paediatrics, health and wellness, and pregnancy; serves as a La Leche League leader, and is the founder of Wellness Moms International. Together with her husband of 23 years she maintains a private practice in Point Pleasant, NJ.

Despite her many accolades, her greatest achievement by far are her 3 beautiful children, and on this interview with Dr. Melissa Longo, Theresa chats about motherhood and what it has taught her. She discusses how she has created a lifestyle that is truly in line with her passion for her family life and her profession. Theresa shares her best strategies for managing a busy schedule, how she makes time to take care of herself, and the challenges and joys of business life with her husband.

This is a packed episode full of great information from a rockstar mom who is helping other women do the same!

ERM 025 Naledi Stones: An Introverted Perspective On Taking Risks & Finding Your Passion

bio-picNaledi is a mother of 3 beautiful children and a proud wife of 7 years. She has been a Nurse since 2006, spending most of that time as a Registered Nurse in the community but has recently decided to step away from nursing to take on the role of Work At Home Mom (WAHM). She is now a License Owner with Salsa Babies and teaching family fitness classes across North Simcoe, Grey and Dufferin Counties.  She is loving life and works every day to find balance between being an engaged mother and wife, new business owner and staying connected with herself.

On this interview with Dr. Melissa Longo, Naledi discusses what motherhood has taught her so far, and how learning to take risks and follow her passion has led her to completely change her work and lifestyle. She also shares some amazing insight  about introverted personalities and how learning about herself has given her greater perspective and helped her in many situations as a woman.

This was a thoughtful interview with another everyday rockstar mom!

ERM 024: Dr. Kelly Volmers Reversing Roles | Growing Together | Don’t Take Things Personally!

image2Dr Kelly Volmers is a Veterinarian and owner of River Road Animal Hospital. Kelly has always been passionate about her career and the welfare of animals. Having opened her practice while on maternity with her fist son, she has since grown it over the past 18 years to a hospital of 12 staff, an in-house laboratory, dentistry and digital radiology. She continues to focus on preventive medicine and pursue continuing education in infectious diseases and dentistry.  

Kelly is also the proud mother of two teenage boys and married to her husband Earl for over twenty years, with Earl being a stay at home dad throughout her career.  Kelly shares how this worked for their family, the challenges and criticism they occasionally faced, and the unique family dynamic that has evolved as their sons grow older.

On this conversation with Dr. Melissa Longo, Kelly also shares her tips for creating a work/life balance, making family memories, and how being present in the moment and not taking things personally has shaped her experiences as a mother.

A great conversation full of tips and inspiration with another mom who rocks! 

ERM 023 Janet Fairbridge: Do Your Best | Roll With It | The Lessons Of Chronic Pain

photo for emailJanet is a single Mom to a fabulously talented, smart and athletic 16 year old daughter. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, she lived in Toronto for almost 20 years and moved to Collingwood in 2007 – a move that felt like “coming home”. Two years ago she transitioned from a successful career in television production to a new and exciting career as a professional Fundraiser with Hospice Georgian Triangle.  She has been an active volunteer for many years in the theatre community and finds great comfort and inspiration from her time in the theatre as an audience member as well as actor, director and stage manager. 

On this episode with Dr. Melissa Longo, Janet talks about her career adventures, how she juggled them with her daughter at all the various ages and stages, and the joy she feels watching her daughter mature into adulthood.

We also discussed a chronic illness that Janet has lived with since her childhood and the impact it has had on many areas of her life, particularly how it has forced her to be more brave, learn to roll with life’s changes, and pushed her to do her best regardless of minor limitations.

Another interview with an everyday mom who rocks – check it out!

ERM 022 Shannon Ballard: Mom Hacks | Pay Attention To The Little Things | Corporate Culture For Working Moms

IMG_2460Shannon wants to live in a world filled with endless creativity, non- stop outdoor adventures and an endless supply of red wine and dark chocolate.  Currently she is the Director of Brand Experience for a creative agency.   In this role Shannon works with clients to build dynamic brands and brings them to life in engaging and memorable ways through end to end customer experience strategies.

When Shannon’s not training for her next triathlon you can find her planning her next adventure with her dashing husband of 10 years,  jumping on the trampoline with her energetic daughter or answering the question “why” for  the kajillion time for her spirited 5 year old son.

On this episode Shannon discusses her experience on the roller coaster of motherhood, being a united force with her husband in parenting their children as individuals, and setting goals for themselves as a family unit.

Shannon also shared how dealing with an unusual viral infection from a travel experience challenged her health, but how the recovery process enabled her to create a support system, learn to ask for help, and shape her life in a more balanced way.  In an entertaining end to the show Shannon shares some hilarious mom hacks guaranteed to make you smile! Fun episode, check it out!

ERM 021 Dr. Andrea Ryan: Putting Your Marriage First | 5am Mom Time | 15 second Parenting Vacations

IMG_3042Dr. Andrea Ryan is is a Chiropractor and Essential Oils Educator & Distributor with doTERRA. She is a mom to three children, ages 3-9 and she works with her husband, Tom in their own Chiropractic office in Barrie Ontario.

Andrea’s husband is also her business partner, and on this episode we discuss the unique family and business life they have created for themselves, and how they prioritize their marriage while running their business and raising their children.

On this interview with Dr. Melissa Longo, Andrea also shares some of her struggles with her children, how she has learned to say NO, stay calm through the chaos, and take things in stride.  She shares the physical practices, daily rituals and rules for herself that that help her manage her busy life with greater ease.

Great ideas shared on this episode from another everyday mom who rocks!

ERM 020: Don’t Forget About YOU!

chiro-10aOn this quick episode Dr. Melissa Longo, host of Everyday Rockstar Moms shares her thoughts about why it’s so important for moms to make themselves and their health a priority, with some practical tips to evaluate your current habits and actions steps to make simple changes in your everyday life.

ERM 019 Dr. Kimberly Spares: Align Yourself With The Moment, Take Care of Yourself & Delegate!

FullSizeRenderDr. Kimberly Spares is a passionate mother, wife and Family Chiropractor. She is the mother of 5 year old twins, and this year will be celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary with her best friend and partner in life and business, Dr Brian Tresidder. 

During this interview with Dr. Melissa Longo, Kim talks about the way her experience volunteering in Africa challenged her to give back to the world, and how she manages to run two successful practices in Australia, while also mothering her twins and maintaining a strong foundation with her husband.  Kim also gets real about some of her challenges with parenting twins at various ages, and how losing her dad at a young age continues to impact her today. Kim shares amazing insight about being present with her children, and some tips she has gained from some strong mentors in her life.

Kim also talks about learning the valuable lesson of needing to take care of herself, how they set fun health goals as a family, and why she believes all moms should make their health a priority.

Kim is a warm soul with great perspective and inspiration for moms – check it out!

ERM 018 Karla Findlay: Shifting Priorities, Learning To Let Go & Dropping The Overachiever Mindset!

FamKarla works in municipal government, teaches fitness and yoga, and just added entrepreneur to her resume by launching a plant-based meal delivery service highlighting local, organic ingredients.

She lives with her supportive partner and hilarious 3-year-old son, and on this episode we talked about how motherhood has helped her stop trying to be an overachiever, and shift her priorities to the things that are most important in her life.

Karla shared how her struggle with infertility affected her as a women, but that when she was ultimately able to let go of the emotional weight, the experience helped her develop more patience, and learn to just roll with life a little easier.  Karla also talks about being an early riser and taking time to take care of herself, her supportive partner and how they continue to build their relationship, and some of the family rituals that keep them all connected.  Fun episode – check it out!

ERM 017 Dr. Danielle Eaton: Leading By Example, Living Fully & The Pursuit of Freedom

IMG_0030Dr. Danielle Eaton is a Chiropractor in St. Louis, Missouri.  She’s also a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist.  Most of all, she’s a wife and mom to two little girls who are 5 and 2, and stepmom to a 13 year old step daughter.

Danielle is quite an accomplished woman! With a multitude of professional degrees, a teaching position at a Chiropractic college and a successful practice, she shares how after investing so much into her 10 year career and building up her private practice, she made the very big  decision to leave it all behind and focus on motherhood.

On this episode, Danielle gets candid about all the emotions that surfaced with that choice, how she worked through them, and ultimately how it has led her to now create a lifestyle that honours both her passion for her career and her passion for motherhood. Danielle also discusses her marriage, the tools she uses to keep herself connected to her values, and how she has learned to ‘enjoy the ride’ and live her life fully in every dimension.

Great insight on this interview today, check it out!