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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May 30, 2017

Whoa, mama!  29 episodes, 1400 Facebook group members, and 22,000 downloads later the Mindful Mama Movement podcast is wrapping up a successful Season One.  

In Episode 30, Ashley and Shannon reflect upon the early days (recording the first 8 episodes on the floor!), to their favorite moments and interviews.  The recording process (complete with interruptions from a potty training toddler).  And the quotes that stuck with them as mamas on their own journeys.

Ashley and Shannon plan to take a bit of a summer break to enjoy time with their families and further cultivate their individual businesses before returning with Season 2.  

In the meantime, you can find Shannon at A Free Spirit Life and join her monthly membership for women who want to move from a life of stress and overwhelm to one that supports joyful, authentic, creative and mindful living. Visit HERE for details on the circle and HERE to learn more about her one-on-one holistic life coaching services.

If you live in the Kansas City area, join Ashley for yoga!  Classes and information on other holistic wellness services can be found at Home Holistic.

For show notes and to listen to our past episodes, visit Mindful Mama Movement.

Stay connected with us this summer and join our private Facebook group HERE!


To learn more about Shannon, visit A Free Spirit Life.

To learn more about Ashley, visit Home Holistic.

HAPPY SUMMER!  Thank you for all your support.  We can't wait to share our second season with you.


Shannon & Ashley

May 23, 2017

In today's show, Episode 29, we enjoy a lovely conversation with Christa Melnyk Hines.

Christa is an award-winning freelance journalist, author and connection expert. Through her books, articles, blog and newsletter she inspires today’s busy families to grow happier and stronger through healthy, meaningful connection.

Christa is the author of Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World , a guide for parents interested in nurturing a versatile set of social skills in this generation’s digitally-charmed kids. She is also the author of Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life , which helps moms build and sustain a thriving, balanced social life that supports their emotional health.

This is a great show focused on dealing with technology and how you can create deep and meaningful connections with your family.  We love Christa's practical and powerful tips on how to take mindful breaks from your devices, like connecting together in the family room, taking a weekly digital sabbath or creating "no phone zones" in your home.

Christa inspires you to look at your own life and see how you use technology, as your children are modeling your behavior.  We also explore the importance of friendships, and how invaluable it is to nurture connections with women, both online and in person.

You will feel excited to try some of her great tips as you continue deepening the connections with your family and friends.


To learn more about Christa, visit her website HERE.  Join Christa on Facebook HERE.


To learn more about Ashley's studio and her wonderful yoga services, visit Home Holistic.

To learn more about Shannon's Live Freely Circle, where women from around the world are gathering online to nurture their dreams and take good care of their souls, visit A Free Spirit Life.

Join our community on Facebook to connect with other mindful mamas!

Thanks so much for listening and for sharing our shows with your mama friends.  We appreciate you.


Shannon & Ashley

May 16, 2017

In today's show, Episode 28, we are excited to share our beautiful conversation with Julia Aziz!

Julia shares her story about becoming a mother, and now while raising her children with authenticity and compassion.  She is honest about how she's had to learn to surrender her need to control and how she is unlearning multi-tasking, so she can be more in the moment with her kids and in life.

You are going to feel so inspired after listening to this show!

Julia is the mother of three children and the author of Lessons of Labor: One Woman's Self-Discovery Through Birth and Motherhood. As a counselor and interfaith minister, Julia has worked with women through many life transitions, from having a first child to losing a loved one. In addition to teaching at a graduate school for integrative medicine, she leads private meditation groups, movement workshops, and silent retreats exploring creativity, self, and purpose.

To learn more about Julia, visit her website HERE.

Join our private Facebook group to meet other mindful mamas from around the world!

Click HERE to join us!

To learn more about Ashley and her yoga and holistic studio, visit her website

To learn more about Shannon and her online support circle and holistic life coaching services, visit her website

Thanks for listening and for all your support!


Shannon & Ashley

May 9, 2017

In today's show, Episode 27, Ashley Walburn reflects on her journey into motherhood and how different her births were, and what she learned from them.

Ashley shares her vulnerable and personal stories about how each birth came in their own timing, and although they were filled with surprises and hard times, she wouldn't have changed a thing.

You will appreciate Ashley's ability to be raw and honest in her storytelling, and her stories will inspire you to reflect on your own births, along with the many challenges and celebrations that come from being a mother.

To learn more about Ashley and her wonderful yoga studio and services, visit

Join our movement in our private Facebook group where you can connect with mama's from around the world.  Click HERE to join us!

Thanks for your support and thanks for listening.


With love,

Shannon & Ashley

May 2, 2017

In today's show, Episode 26, we decided to try something new in honor of Mother's Day.  Rather than interview a guest or chat together, we are sharing personal stories about our own journey in motherhood.  This week Shannon shares her story and Ashley will share hers in the next episode.

Shannon shares more about her birth stories, how all of the births were so completely different and how powerful it was going through each one.

Shannon reflects on some of the lessons she's learned from her boys, including how wonderful it is to be different, that we all bloom in our own timing, how important it is to practice letting go of control, how to accept what is and how to trust herself, her children and life.

The full circle moments she's experienced though these different births and raising three awesome kids, has taught Shannon how to stop being afraid - how to be brave and honor the challenges, imperfections and celebrations that come on this crazy joyride called motherhood!

Happy Mother's Day to you beautiful mamas.

Join us on our private Facebook page to connect with moms from around the world.

Click HERE to join.


Visit Shannon's website A Free Spirit Life to learn more about her life coaching services and to read her blog, where she shares more stories like the ones you heard today.

Thanks for your support and thanks for listening!

With love,

Shannon & Ashley