Episode 28: Husbands, Brothers, & Kale

On Episode 28 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi talks to Leslie's husband Jake and her own husband Zach about embracing a plant-based diet while Leslie is in East Africa with the NGO she contracts with, Empower Tanzania. In this debut of male voices on the podcast, Tesi and the pair of brothers discuss their plant-based lifestyle, offer resources for those interested in learning more, and share anecdotes about how becoming vegan has impacted their health and their lives. Finally, in a nod to the ever-present phenomena of "Mommy Guilt," they tackle "Daddy Guilt" and try to determine whether or not it truly exists. (Hint: It does!)

Segments include When You Know Better, You Do Better and Things We Should Probably Feel Guilty About But Don't.

LINKS:

The Rich Roll Podcast

Further reading on processed meats as carcinogens.

Further reading on cancer and lifestyle choices.

Jake's carpentry skills can be revisited on Episode 4: Tackling Man Tasks and in this Blog Post

A Vitamix makes the plant-based lifestyle so much more appealing! It's miraculous!

Jonathan Safron Foer's Eating Animals is fantastic.

Learn more about John Joseph here: Book | Podcast with Rich Roll

Documentaries mentioned: Cowspiracy | Forks Over Knives | Food, Inc. | Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

NY Times article on why dieting never works.

Meditation app Leslie and Tesi use.

Online yoga practice Jake uses.

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Episode 14: Mommy Guilt No More!

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Last week we asked our Mama Bear Community what they think of when they hear the phrase “Mommy Guilt” and we received some great feedback that we share and respond to on Episode 14 of Mama Bear Dares.

Mommy Guilt is a phrase that our culture is way too familiar with. But why?

Leslie and Tesi tackle the topic today revealing their own experiences with Mommy Guilt and disclosing moments when they are plagued and moments when they refuse to let the feeling steal their joy.

We also introduce a few new segments we think you can get down with: Reppin the MBC on the MBD and Things We Should Probably Feel Guilty About But Don’t.

Segment 1: Reppin the MBC on the MBD! (In other words, Reppin the Mama Bear Community on Mama Bear Dares!)

After discussing listener comments, we offer a bit of dialogue on how we’re trying to eradicate Mommy Guilt from our lives. Here are a few highlights:

  • Make sure it’s guilt and not shame. There’s a difference!
  • Let some things go. Evaluate what you’re feeling guilty about — is it worth it?
  • Recognize that parenting is not a competitive sport
  • Prioritize the enjoyment of the parenting experience NOT the enjoyment of your child
  • Set aside specific time just for the family

Segment 2: Things we should probably feel guilty about, but don’t!

Leslie and Tesi bare their soul in a nod to the fact that no one is perfect! This begs listener feedback: Share with us! What do you do that you DON’T feel guilty about? Do tell!

We mention the following on the podcast:

Whether you’re in sub-saharan Africa or the middle of Michigan, you might need this: Instant Immersion Portable Heater

Read all of Brene Brown’s books. Do it. (She researches shame and guilt in the most accessible, thought-provoking way!) Start HERE, then go HERE, and end HERE.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible. Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audible.com/mamabeardares. Tesi recommends reading Girl on The Train. Leslie loves Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.