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#20 This Christmas



On the ___ day of #Christmas my true love gave to me….a new episode of the #HeyMaPodcast.
Join us this week as we dish on our #holiday must-haves for the little ones and what we hope #Santa brings us for the holiday.
Our gift to our listeners you ask (besides this episode)? Con..sis…ten…cy! That’s right, in 2019 we vow to bring you weekly episodes—as 2019 is all about no excuses.
See you in 2019! Same dope time, same dope place.


#19 Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself…Again.



It’s been a long time…we shouldn’t have left you without a dope mom to keke with. Let’s just say 2018 has been a doozy; if our lives were a book, this chapter would be entitled “For Dope Moms Who Considered Giving Up When Spa Days Aren’t Enough”. Sometimes, there just isn’t some black-girl-magical way to balance your passion project and the demands of everyday life. Sometimes you have to hit pause–even when your inner beast is screaming JUST KEEP GOING, because you know your soul is tired. So you take a break.  And that’s just what we did.
But now we are back and coming to you raw and uncut on these internet streets every week-ish. So come by and stay a while. We have wine, whisky, and “Gorilla Glue” for our West Coast listeners. 🙂

#18 The Mother Hustle with Valeisha Butterfield-Jones



We have a tendency to characterize powerful, successful black women who defy odds and forge new paths in realms often not seen as a place for black women as mythical creatures, as “magical”. As much as we believe that black women are sent from God himself and dipped in unicorn dust, we also recognize that this shit ain’t magic. It’s hard work. And no woman has been as transparent about her journey as Google Executive and WEEN Founder and our big sis Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.

Do yourself a favor and get into this episode!


#17 We Back! Season 2



As fate would have it, two is the number of The Divine feminine. It also symbolizes the union of and peace between different entities…In season two, the women of Hey, Ma will take the brand to new heights. This year you can expect more dope guests, signature events, and the same Hey, Ma straight talk. All Henny straight…no chaser. You can also expect to see more of the women behind the brand and more collaboration with our second brand, #DopeMomApproved.

So, with that said..

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you…

 


#16 The Mother Hustle with Ylorie Taylor



Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
– Charles Spurgeon

There are times the #MotherHustle extends far beyond juggling play dates, date nights, and board meetings. Sometimes it involves managing circumstances that bring you to your knees and make you question the very foundation of everything you knew to be true in life. What do you do when your faith is tested, your soul is weary, and you can’t form the words to speak? You build. You birth the thing that gives you a glimmer of hope in your darkest hour in hopes that one day the test that the enemy meant to take you under will be the VERY ROCK you stand on once you have overcome. And that’s just what she did

So, what is Ylorie Taylor made of? No fear, only faith.

Join us for our first installment of the Mother Hustle series as we sit down with Ylorie Taylor {@browngirlmktg}, #Mompreneur and Vice President of Marketing for @Edenbodyworks as she gives us her tips, tricks and testimony.


#15 The Fertility Challenge with Tai Beauchamp



Join us this week as we sit down to discuss the future of fertility with internationally recognized style influencer, public speaker, media personality, and entrepreneur, Tai Beauchamp. Listen as she shares her experience with egg-freezing and shares insightful advice on nurturing healthy relationships and making yourself a priority. Enjoy.


#14 It’s a Shame



WHAT YOU WON’T DO IS…

*woosahs and adjusts crown*

We strongly suggest that you that avoid telling a mother how to raise their child in public. ESPECIALLY if you are a non muthaf**king factor stranger…

We have all been there. You are in the middle of Target and your child looses every bit of act right in the middle of aisle 7 and some overly-concerned” passer-by decides to give you their best Dr. Phil advice on what to do with your child. What moms want you to know is that most of us are aware that our child is making a scene and that they may *gasp* be getting on your nerves, but guess what? They are driving us nuts too, but they are kids and we won’t advocate beating them like Miss Celie told us to just to make you feel comfortable. We get that there are negligent moms out there, but give us the benefit of the doubt.

The ladies of the Hey, Ma Podcast are learning how to control that strong pimp hand and respond like mature adults, even though we really want to wild out like The Lox in ’00!

But what about you? Have you ever been mom shamed in public? How have you handled it?


#13 So You Think Your Kid Has Talent with Sharra Dade



In the days of social media we are bombarded with clips of insanely talented kids who are literally giving us LIFE and they are barely beyond the age of a fetus. How many times have you wondered if your little one really has what it takes to make it big in whatever their “ministry” is? Have you ever watched one of those darling kids on Ellen and thought, I know my kid can do that!

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of seeing the world. Some see a world of working the runway, others sing songs in the key of life before they are old enough to read music.

This week we chat with Sharra Dade, realtor, acting-coach, and #momager to über-talented child actor, Alyssa Cheatham as she shares her experiences and a personal lesson in how to tune your ear, heart and mind to be open to exploring your children’s gifts and how to manage care for self in the process. Enjoy.


#12 Modern Motherhood and Mental Health with La Shell Wooten



We’ve all heard it a million times before…”Secure your own mask before assisting others”, but that’s easy to do when you are strapped in and at cruising altitude and YOU don’t have control of the proverbial wheel; but what does that look like in real life? How do manage to “secure your own mask” when you have a million deliverables, a husband, and a child that won’t let you so much as use the bathroom unaccompanied?

The older we get, the more we realize that everything we do (or don’t do for that matter) is connected. How we treat ourselves manifests in our parenting. On this week’s episode, we chop it up with mental health professional and life coach, La Shell Wooten, as she drops some major knowledge and draws some very interesting parallels between mom/parent self-care and bully behavior in children.  We discuss how we teach bullying by using physical aggression to exert control over our children. She puts it plainly, Motherhood is the God’s way of calling us to our higher selves and self care is the way to preserve ourselves and our families well being in the process. Trust us, you have to listen!


#11 Accomplishment or Nah



The Book of Proverbs says a man who finds a wife, finds a good thing but the Book of Bey says build your empire and live your life before you even consider marriage…

Join us this week as we discuss the age old debate, is getting married and having a child an accomplishment? Let’s just cut to the chase, the whole argument that a woman is not accomplished if she doesn’t have a man or child to share in the spoils of her hard work is beyond TIRED and misogynistic. However, being an awesome loving wife and mother may be your version of living your best life, and that’s awesome too. Cool, as long as you aren’t settling for a 4:43 for the sake of being a Mrs…. we say rock out!

We here at HeyMa! value living your purpose and experiencing mutually beneficial loving relationships, whatever that looks like for you..but what we won’t do is perpetuate the false dichotomy that you have to choose either family or hustle or the false narratives that continue to prevail about what success looks like for women.

So ladies, affix your crowns and let’s discuss.