Mindful Mama Movement

Welcome to the Mindful Mama Movement Podcast! Shannon Kinney-Duh, creator of A Free Spirit Life, and Ashley Walburn, owner of Home Holistic, are bringing back The Mindful Mama Movement. Mindful mothering is about nurturing yourself while you nurture others. It's about consciously awakening to your inner wisdom, strength, peace and power as a mother in this changing world. From discovering your newborn to loving and accepting the wonderful people who have left your nest...our movement is inspiring mamas to be authentic and live empowered lives. We're so happy you're here!
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Oct 25, 2016

In today's show, Episode 7, you're going to meet Dana Malstaff, founder of Boss Mom.

Dana is infectious and energizing.  She mixes her playful side with her deep knowledge, experience and passion for building community and bringing women together while raising their children and raising their businesses.

If you aren't starting or running a business, you are still going to benefit from this interview. Dana talks about the balance, or lack of balance, we all feel when juggling being a mom with our work and personal lives.  She talks about how we can shed guilt so we can give both our kids and our work the attention they need.

Dana says the word "work" is not a negative thing and that we all have ups and downs on the journey of motherhood.  She shares how our practice is to make personal daily assessments so we can learn how to listen to our gut and see what's not working so we don't ignore what we love and so that we can truly go for what we want.   

Dana shares how to create a dream maker and deal breaker list so you can see where to apply energy in your life.  You are going to love this conversation!

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Oct 18, 2016

In today's show, Episode 6, Lifestyle and Mindset Coach, Carla Reeves, shares how important it is to find what fuels you outside of motherhood. She shares tips on enriching your partnerships, how guilt can be a messenger for something deeper and how to create a mission statement for being a mom and a vision for your life.

Carla is inspired to spread goodness and love to those who are ready to awaken to the fullest version of their own lives.  She is a Lifestyle & Mindset Coach, speaker and mother of 2 boys.  She has a unique ability to uncover how our thoughts impact every area of life. 

Carla equips her clients to dramatically shift their experience and results in life, work, and relationships, by changing the way they think. With extensive training in Frame of Mind Coaching Methodology and a passion for journaling, she has led hundreds of people to create positive, lasting shifts in their everyday lives.

This show will uplift and inspire you!

Join our Mindful Mama Movement Group on Facebook where Carla will be there to help us create our own mission statements.  We want you to share in the discussion!

CLICK HERE to join us.

Thank you for all the wonderful reviews and raves of our show.  We appreciate you deeply.


Oct 10, 2016

In today's show, Episode 5, you are going to meet Michelle Hunter.

Michelle is a content strategist, writer and coach with a gift for helping creative entrepreneurs tell their story with simple authenticity and transform their business with powerful marketing and strategy.

She's a mom to 3 adult children and continues to parent them mindfully.

Her business, Michelle Hunter Creative, focuses on empowering women to bring their creative vision to life in a business that is rich, fulfilling and aligned with their lives.

In our show today, Michelle talks about the "toddler dance" our children go through, even when they are adults, and what that's teaching her about motherhood.

She shares her personal reflections on what she's learned from her path as a mother to this point, including how to embrace imperfection and letting go of mama guilt. She inspires us to look at our own lives and see where we can let go of the guilt we are carrying.

Michelle also shares about animal personality traits and how that helps you learn more about yourself and parenting. It's such a fun discussion and we can't wait to hear what your dominate animal trait is!
You can find out more about Michelle and join her free Discover Your Story Challenge on her website, HERE.  

You may have a business dream, a creative idea or an impact you want to make on the world.  Michelle will inspire you to discover your story and help you find the confidence to show up and the direction to go next as you prepare to share your ideas!


And stop by our  Mindful Mama Movement Facebook Group and share your animal traits and take-aways from this show.  Michelle will stop by to answer questions you have this week!

Oct 6, 2016

In today's show, Shannon and Ashley take an honest look at how easy it is to get lost in motherhood.  We explore questions about self-care, maintaining balance, letting go of guilt and finding the confidence to trust that you are giving your children enough while you take better care of you and your needs.

We also talk about finding gratitude, even in the crappy moments, tips and strategies on raising happy children and handling sensitive emotions.

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Oct 5, 2016

In today's show, you will meet Shannon Kinney-Duh, the other host to the Mindful Mama Movement podcast!  She is a holistic life coach, yoga teacher, writer, artist and mom to 3 boys (ages 3, 6 & 8).

Shannon shares her journey of healing from not feeling "good enough" to one that embraces imperfection.  She provides inspiration on how to break through self-doubt, on living a creative life and facing your fears, the importance of nurturing your creative dreams, and how to step into the flow of the present moment so you can feel more empowered and alive.

Shannon believes we are all creative and long to express our authentic selves in the world.  Rather than let self-doubt and fear keep you from being your true self, Shannon inspires you to dig deep and find your courage to live an authentic and creative life.

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Oct 4, 2016

Welcome to the Mindful Mama Movement Podcast!  Shannon Kinney-Duh, creator of A Free Spirit Life, and Ashley Walburn, owner of Home Holistic, are bringing you this movement - the podcast, community and retreats for women in all stages of motherhood. 

Mindful Mothering is about nurturing your heart and soul while you nurture your children.  It's about consciously awakening to your inner wisdom and being peacefully present as a mama no matter where you are on your journey.  From discovering your newborn, to loving and accepting the wonderful people who have left your nest.

The Mindful Mama Movement is bringing women together from around the world to celebrate this imperfect journey of motherhood.  Our movement is empowering mamas to be authentic and to live inspired lives. 

We are so happy you are here.  Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and join our growing community on Facebook:

In today's show, you will meet Ashley Walburn, the co-host to our podcast!  Ashley is a marriage and family therapist, birth doula, yoga teacher, owner of a holistic health business and the mom to four boys (ages 12, 13, 14 & 22).

Ashley takes us on a personal story of the challenges and celebrations she faced becoming a young, single mom, the trauma she experienced in birth, how she met the love of her life and why she's so incredibly passionate about empowering women as they birth and become moms and beyond.  

You are going to feel so inspired by Ashley's authentic, raw interview and her generous sharing.

 To learn more about Ashley, visit 

Oct 1, 2016

In Episode 1 of the Mindful Mama Movement, co-hosts Shannon Kinney-Duh, creator of A Free Spirit Life and Ashley Walburn, owner of Home Holistic, explore what a mindful mama really is, why this movement is so important and how you can get involved.

You'll meet the hosts and hear more about their stories.  Shannon Kinney-Duh is a holistic life coach, yoga teacher, artist, entrepreneur and mom to three boys ages 8, 5 and 3.  Ashley is a marriage and family therapist, birth doula, yoga teacher, business owner and the mom to four boys ages 22, 14, 13 and 12.

This show looks at how to be your authentic self, the difficulties of being a mother, and the importance of nurturing yourself as you nurture and care for others.

Becoming a mindful mama is about practicing non-judgment, kindness and self-love.  It's about stepping outside your head and into your heart, moving beyond fear and embracing the presence moment.

This episode ends with a Mindful Mama Moment - an actionable tip you can take with you and apply to your daily life.  Think about scheduling self-care, finding some stillness or writing in a journal.  How can you start taking good care of your mind, body and spirit in the midst of the this crazy, chaotic gig of being a mama?