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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Dec 7, 2022

In this epsiode, Shannon and Ashley explore how to find comfort and peace during the winter season.  We know the holidays put a lot of pressure on moms.  We share our own experiences about what we love and don't love about this time of year, and how we are leaning into what brings us comfort when we experience resistance and stress in life.

Whether it's the dread of the cold months ahead, the holiday rush, turning a year older or seeing how fast our kids are changing and growing, Shannon and Ashley talk about the challenges that come from all that and more, and encourage you to be intentional about where you put your energy this holiday season and what you make space for in your daily life.

Take good care and Happy Holidays.

See you next year!

Nov 8, 2022

In today's episode, Shannon and Ashley are bringing back one of their favorite past guests, Carla Naumburg, PhD. Carla is a clinical social worker, mother and author of the new book, You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break.

Mamas give so much and we also need to tend to our own needs, so we can feel grounded, connected and supported in the midst of our chaotic, busy lives.

In this episode, we talk with Carla about why we suffer from Sh*tty Parent Syndrome, the difference between self-improvement and self-care, setting healthy boundaries and how to treat ourselves and our children with greater compassion while giving ourselves a break.

This episode is authentic, funny and powerful.

For your chance to win a signed copy of Carla's books, You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent and How to Stop Losing Your Shit with Your Kids, do one or all of the following steps and we'll enter you in a drawing to win.  Two winners will be announced Tuesday, November 15th, 2022.

Steps to Enter:

1) Follow Carla Naumburg on Instagram:  @carlanaumburg

2) Follow Mindful Mama Movement Podcast on Instagram: @mindfulmamamovementpodcast

3) Rate and Review our show on iTunes

4) Review Carla's book on Amazon after reading it!

EMAIL US and let us know that you did at least one of the steps above and we'll enter you to win! (The more steps you do, the more times we'll enter you.)

*Quick warning:  There are curse words in today's epsiode that are unbeeped.  If you are listening with little ears, you may want to listen at another time.  

To purchase her book and learn more about Carla, visit her site: Carla Naumburg.

Other links mentioned:

Episode 21: The Practice of Being Present in Our Parenting with Carla Naumburg

The Hating Game romance novel.

Bluey TV Show.

Do you or someone you know need support for postpartum depression?  Visit Pregnancy & Postpartum Resource Center for more information.

A Free Spirit Life

Home Holistic

Thanks so much for listening!




Oct 25, 2022

In this epsiode, Shannon and Ashley are talking with Human Design Life Coach and Author, Aypril Porter.  Aypril recently wrote the book, Parenting the Child You Have: Re-Imagining the Parent-Child Relationship Through the Lens of Human Design.

Aypril is on a mission to help her readers and clients live deep, rich and authentic lives by giving themselves permission to live according to their Human Design.

If you're not familar with Human Design, you can listen to Episode 34, where we teach you about the 5 energy types and how to learn more about your personal chart. 

Enjoy this fascinating conversation about the practice of using Human Design as a tool in our mothering, as we embrace our children's unique differences and shine a light on their authentic strengths.

Parenting through the lens of Human Design helps us feel more in sync with our children. It gives us practical tools to help us connect with our children in ways that create more flow and less push against the current, while helping our children feel seen and heard for being their authentic selves.

To look up free Human Design charts for you and your family, visit Genetic Matrix.

To learn more about Aypril Porter, visit her website

You can purchase her book, Parenting the Child You Have, on her website or here on Amazon.

Thanks for listening!

Oct 11, 2022

In this episode, Shannon and Ashley explore the powerful  healing modality, Human Design.  

Shannon, a Human Design Specialist and Spiritual Health and Wellness Coach, shares how Human Design has impacted her life, and why she loves using in her parenting and with her clients.

Learning more about your Human Design chart illuminates your path to healing, growing and becoming your authentic self, and helps you parent in a way that honors your children's uniqueness and true nature, too.

What is Human Design?

Think of Human Design as a modern day astrology, where you learn about your energy map and what truly makes you who you are - based on the integration of ancient wisdom teachings with Quantum Physics. You've been imprinted, from the moment you took your first breath, and Human Design helps you become more aware of the energy you put out into the world, how you process information, the ways to make decisions in alignment with your intuition, your life's theme and so, SO much more!

To find out your energy type, visit Genetic Matrix to look up your free chart. 

The 5 Energy Types in Human Design include:


Manifesting Generator




If you have questions or want to share what your own energy type is, you can email Shannon and Ashley:

To learn more about Shannon's Human Design readings and coaching services, visit A Free Spirit Life.

To learn more about Ashley's one-stop-wellness center, visit Home Holistic.

Thanks for listening!



Sep 27, 2022

Hosts, Shannon Kinney-Düh and Ashley Walburn invite their friend, entrepreneur, doula, cranial sacral therapist, yoga teacher and boy mom, Tori Weber, into the conversation today about being busy, working and raising kids all at the same time.

In this honest conversation, these three mamas keep it real sharing the ups and downs that come from raising kids in all different stages and ages, while making self-care a priority, so they feel more connected, grounded and ready to face what each new day brings. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Thanks for listening and enjoy the show!

Sep 20, 2022

In this episode, Shannon and Ashley share about their journey of navigating grief and loss over this past year. They are each experiencing loss and grief in different ways and discuss what has supported them through their healing process.

Shannon recently had the first anniversary of her father’s passing.  He passed away unexpectantly and she hasn't experienced this kind of loss before.  Shannon shares how she recently honored him, as well as celebrated life on the anniversary weekend of his death. Exploring making space for her grief has really helped with the healing process and she shares about that process in this episode.

Ashley is experiencing loss and grief in a different way, as she and her husband have become empty nesters and her family dynamic has changed.  Now with the change, she is nervous to visit them at college because she will see her kids in a different way, and they'll see her in a different way, too.  

Book Suggestions for Navigating Loss:

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson

It’s OK that You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

Visit the Mindful Mama Movement on Instagram @mamamovementpodcast and send a DM to share what's helped you as you've had to navigate grief and loss in your own life.

Thanks for listening! 

Sep 6, 2022

The Mindful Mama Movement Podcast is back!

Hosts, Shannon Kinney-Duh and Ashley Walburn, recorded their first episode back in 2016, and in today's epsiode they share their thoughts on what mothers are feeling, including themselves, while navigating this post-COVID world.

What is the Mindful Mama Movement?

Mindful mothering is about nurturing yourself while you nurture your children. It's about consciously awakening to your inner wisdom, strength, peace and power in the midst of being a mother in this changing world.

From discovering your newborn, to loving and accepting the wonderful people who've left your nest, our movement is inspiring mamas to be authentic and to live empowered lives.

Meet Our Hosts:

Shannon Kinney-Düh is the creator of A Free Spirit Life. She's a Spiritual Health and Wellness Coach, Human Design Specialist, Intuitive Energy Healer, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, artist and mom to three boys.

Ashley Walburn is the owner of Home Holistic in Overland Park, Kansas.  She's a Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Marriage and Family Therapist, Cranial Sacral Practitioner and a mom to four boys.

To learn more about the Mindful Mama Movement podcast, visit here.

Let's connect on Instagram: @mindfulmamamovementpodcast.

Thanks for listening!