THIS is Legit Motherhood

Haili Murch

THIS is Legit Motherhood is all about real and raw motherhood. This podcast will open up the world of motherhood to those who are soon to be moms, new moms, and even seasoned moms to all the things that make motherhood hard and chaotic, but also the freakin’ awesome and beautiful parts of it too. I wanted to start this podcast because I wanted to create a place for moms to remember who they are, what they are doing and capable of, and know that they are absolutely not alone in this journey. Join me as I interview other moms in all different mom situations that you will surely find relatable. I also share some of my motherhood stories and experiences with you because surely I'm not the only one who's had a screaming kid in the grocery store or ordered pizza again because it was a long busy day with the kids. Listen along...and remember you are LEGIT mama!

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Do you wonder how I do it all...here’s the secret…   I DON’T! Haha This is as legit as it gets. In this episode I open up to you all about what it’s really like working from home and having a business. I talk about the pros and the cons cause I want you to see what it’s all about!   I am so grateful for the crazy journey I’ve been on and how it’s led me to my podcast management business and this podcast. But things are changing again and I’ve got news for you in this episode.   Also...I hope this episode reminds you that it’s ok to take breaks and that you do not have to do it all. There is no magic secret. We are all just doing the best we can with what we got.   Where are my working moms/entrepreneur moms at?? What’s the one thing that keeps you going?? Find me on IG @hailimurch Check out what I offer at www.hailimurch.com

Feb 24

24 min 9 sec

Did you know that 1 in 4 women have a miscarriage?   It’s a heartbreaking thing that happens more often than we think. Although it is starting to be talked about more, it is still not talked about enough and that’s why Stephanie feels like she needs to continue to open up about her experience with miscarriage.   In this very vulnerable episode, Stephanie shares her story about her two miscarriages. She shares what her body went through and also how hard it really was. But she talks about how her strength came from sharing her story more. Stephanie believes that miscarriage needs to be talked about for the mental health of the mom. She breaks down everytime she hears about someone who has a miscarriage because it takes her back to her experience and she hates that anyone else has to feel and go through that. I appreciate Stephanie’s bravery and strength. Her willingness to share will hopefully continue to help moms out there who have had a miscarriage.   Stephanie Ingram is the founder of momUP-Upping Your Mom Game! She is an entrepreneur extraordinaire turned mom, turned super-passionate self-care mama coach who works from home with her toddler and seven month old (and husband) underfoot. More info on Stephanie:   Website- www.momupyourgame.com   Instagram-@stephanieinghram.momUP   FREE Fb Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momupcommunity   5 Ways To Up Your Mom Game This Week Workbook with a Make It Happen Weekly Calendar. https://www.momupyourgame.com/5waystoupyourmomgame-download

Feb 17

39 min 52 sec

It’s valentine’s week and I have a special surprise for you!   On the podcast, we have a former guest coming back on the show! Amanda Louder, sex and marriage coach, came onto the show last year around Valentine’s which is super fun because she’s back again! Yep...talking all about intimacy but this time something I feel that is SO RELATABLE to almost every mom out there.   Do you ever get touched out from the kids all day and then don’t ever feel in the mood? This episode is for you because Amanda gives some great tips and ideas to help you change that!   This episode has some amazing golden nuggets you don’t want to miss like:   > The 5 gears of sex (this was soooo good!) > How to get in the mood after a long day of “mom” > The importance of touch   You don’t want to miss this episode. And Amanda suggests you get your spouse to listen to it too (*wink wink*)!   More info on Amanda:   Instagram: @amandaloudercoaching Website: amandalouder.com

Feb 10

41 min 17 sec

I had some time recently to read about my younger mom years.   I have always liked to journal, but since being married and especially after having kids, I just didn’t do it as much. But the little I did write, I am grateful I did!   I was reminded of some things that were really important to me when it came to be a home. Honestly, some things I had forgot. And I thought..I can still change and be a better mom, but I am also doing better than I thought.   In this episode, I just wanted to remind you that you are doing a great job. That you are important and what you do it important too. I think it’s important that we aren’t so hard on ourselves as a mom and as a person. Being negative in our heads can come out sometimes. We are just too dang hard on ourselves.   So in the season of love, I want you to remember to love yourself. As a mom and as an individual person.   I would love for you to write for yourself on a paper that you feel really confident in as a mom TODAY. You’re doing better than you think.    Info about Haili: I am now doing Podcast Strategy Calls! If you have a podcast or are starting one on your own and feel kind of lost and need some guidance, let’s chat! Email me at hello@hailimurch.com to set up a time. Do you or someone you know want to start a podcast?? Spots are open again for my Podcast Power Launch Package which is a 4 week process to help you launch your podcast and I help you every step of the way! If you are interested, fill out an application here: https://hello666346.typeform.com/to/HaFgPN    If you want to meet other legit moms, come join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group!   Want to see all things legit and the latest updates? Head over to Instagram and follow me@hailimurch

Feb 3

14 min 59 sec

There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with your besties!   In the first round table episode of the year, I chat with my longtime friends, Brittanie and Maddie. We chat about all things new year, supporting our spouses and the good and bad about budgets! Sound familiar? It should!   These are all topics that have been on the podcast this month! For the next couple of months, I’m going to have a round table episode getting moms and experts on the podcast chat about the topics of the month and get new perspectives on all things legit motherhood!   I loved how in this episode Maddie gave her thoughts on looking at the new year with reflection, both Brittanie and Maddie sharing their appreciation for their husbands, and some of Brittanie’s budget tips.   Take a listen and let us know what you think of the round table episode! Which topic resonated with you the most this month?? Info about Haili:   Do you or someone you know want to start a podcast?? Spots are open again for my Podcast Power Launch Package which is a 4 week process to help you launch your podcast and I help you every step of the way! If you are interested, fill out an application here: https://hello666346.typeform.com/to/HaFgPN    If you want to meet other legit moms, come join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group!   Want to see all things legit and the latest updates? Head over to Instagram and follow me@hailimurch

Jan 27

46 min 55 sec

Have you struggled over this last year with knowing where to spend or save your money? Have you stuck to your budget or has it gone out the window?   I am super excited to share this episode with you! Katy Almstrom is a Money Coach who helps women manage their finances and helps them create budgets that work for their families. In this episode, we chat about:    > How to map out your budget and prioritize your money > How to talk about money with your spouse > Budget tips and tricks to help you get started   Katy is a financial coach, a teacher and a speaker and she works with driven women who are ready to pay off their debt and create a sustainable future that includes simple strategies so they can reach their goals and live out their dreams. With over a decade of experience in teaching and coaching combined with her own debt-free journey and simplified life, Katy provides a unique service for her clients to help them slow down, map out their own debt-free journey, and create a life that has WAY less stress around money.   More Info About Katy:   Katy is offering a free 60-minute cash flow strategy session where we map out what you should focus on with your money right now!   FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/thesimplifiedbudget Set up a call: www.calendly.com/almstromcoaching/60min   Suggested budgeting app- Every Dollar (www.everydollar.com) Info about Haili:   Do you or someone you know want to start a podcast?? Spots are open again for my Podcast Power Launch Package which is a 4 week process to help you launch your podcast and I help you every step of the way! If you are interested, fill out an application here: https://hello666346.typeform.com/to/HaFgPN    If you want to meet other legit moms, come join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group!   Want to see all things legit and the latest updates? Head over to Instagram and follow me @hailimurch

Jan 20

35 min 5 sec

We do a lot as moms. We really do. But what about dad? He does a lot too but how does he feel about fatherhood and his role as dad? This week I wanted to get a different perspective and we are talking to the one and only Wes, my man! Haha In this short but sweet episode, we ask Wes some questions about how he sees fatherhood and parenting! It’s a good reminder that it isn’t easy for dad either and that he is trying. Take a listen! Want to be featured on the podcast?? I am looking for moms to send me a 1 minute or less audio clip of them talking about a legit motherhood moment! Send me a clip of a funny moment or cute memory or any legit mom moment you want to share! Email it to hello@hailimurch.com

Jan 13

19 min 41 sec

I know midnight struck New Year’s and there was no magic button that made 2020 go away and everything was back to normal.   BUT it is a new year and I am feeling hopeful. I am feeling hopeful that good things are coming. In this episode, I share with you some of the things I want to improve on this year and tell you about why I am hopeful this year. I hope this episode gives you some motivation as we start a new year and to remember that there is no perfect way to do motherhood, to survive a pandemic or to reach your goals.   For the podcast this year, I want to hear YOUR legit motherhood stories. These will be featured at the beginning of each podcast episode. Record a 1 minute or less clip of you telling a story, a tip, a frustration, anything legit in your mom life and email it to me at hello@hailimurch.com.   As mentioned in the episode, check out the 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson. She has an amazing journal she launched called the Flecks of Gold Motherhood journal. More info on her, go to her website: https://3in30podcast.com/ Info about Haili: Have podcast topic suggestions for 2021? Come find me on IG or email me at hello@hailimurch.com   If you want to meet other legit moms, come join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group!   Want to see all things legit and the latest updates? Head over to Instagram and follow me@hailimurch Podcast Manager Course:   Want to start a side hustle to help make some additional income for your family?! I've been working with podcasters for 2 years and just released a new course called How to Become a Podcast Manager Course to help women learn to do the same! Check out the course at this link: haili-murch-llc.teachable.com/p/how-to-become-a-podcast-manager

Jan 6

15 min 9 sec

It's the last episode of the year and I simply just want to say...YOU DID IT! You are a mom that survived 2020. I know it hasn't been easy. I know it's worn you out. In this episode, I just want to say way to go. I want to remind you that you are strong, that you've done something no one was prepared for and that you will be better for it. Legit...we all did the best we could in a crazy time. You aren't alone! I hope here in the Legit Motherhood Community you know that! Can't wait to see you in the new year. Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.   Have podcast topic suggestions for 2021? Come find me on IG or email me at hello@hailimurch.com If you want to meet other legit moms, come join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group! Want to see all things legit and the latest updates? Head over to Instagram and follow me @hailimurch

Dec 2020

16 min 5 sec

Do you sometimes get stuck on the negative changes in your body since having kids?   Do you talk unkindly to yourself in your head about the way you look?   I’ve done it. I told you all I would get legit, well here it is.   I don’t like to talk about this topic much because it hits home right now. This hasn’t been my year of good health habits and my confidence in myself has weakened. But you ladies asked for this topic and I didn’t want to shy from a topic that is probably sensitive for a lot of people to talk about. Legit motherhood is all about opening up about those real and raw parts of motherhood that are hard, but needed to be talked about.   This episode gives you some new insight into how you can look at your body in a more positive way. I give you some new mindset phrases to tell yourself and read an amazing quote from a recent Instagram post I saw from @comefollowmedaily. It’s not easy to change our minds about ourselves, but it can be done. You can change the way you see yourself in all its stages.   Our bodies change after having kids. It’s part of the evolve of our motherhood. So why are we so hard on ourselves? I hope this episode helps remind you of your beauty and worth outside of a look or numbers. I think you are beautiful. Believe it yourself. Quote from IG post from @comefollowmedaily   Come join us in the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group for a planning party to get pumped for 2021. This will be LIVE in the Facebook Group on December 10th at 8:30 pm CT. If you aren’t in the Legit Motherhood Community yet, CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/legitmotherhoodcommunity   Also, want to see all things legit and the latest updates, head over to Instagram and follow me @hailimurch

Dec 2020

21 min 20 sec

2020 has been hard on moms in a LOT of ways...but one thing for sure is that the mom isolation we normally feel...felt even more isolating this year. I’ve been there! I haven’t felt this isolated since the newborn stages. In this episode, I talk about mom isolation and why we sometimes feel that way. I also talk about how we can overcome some of those feelings and how we can better support each other! We all need that mom support in some way.   Also, this week I would love to see a picture of where you like to listen to the podcast! Do you listen to the podcast while you walk or do dishes? Maybe in the car? Take a quick shot, share on instagram and tag me @hailimurch!   If you are looking for some cool legit moms and need a space to feel less isolated, come join us in the Legit Motherhood Community on Facebook! It’s a great way to interact with other moms and maybe meet a new friend who lives in your area. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/legitmotherhoodcommunity

Nov 2020

16 min 13 sec

Do you feel like 2020 has been a good year or hard year for your marriage and sex life? Or do you feel like you’re in a rut with your spouse right now?    It’s a loaded question, but this episode is LEGIT full of some great tips and information on how we can change that. In this episode with Marriage and Sexpert (yep, that’s right!), Monica Tanner, she talks about how to reignite the passion in your marriage and sex life. She talks about the importance of CHOICE in your relationship. Everything is about how you view it and the choices that you make. She also talks about how to make marriage fun and how to get excited to be with your spouse again!   She also takes time to answer some questions from those of you who asked questions about sex. Stick around until the end to hear her responses!   Try her challenge to talk to your spouse 10-20 minutes everyday and treat this as non negotiable time. Be curious about each other’s lives!    Monica Tanner is a Marriage and Intimacy Sexpert and podcast host of the podcast On the Brighter Side of Marriage. Her goal is to lower the divorce rate by helping couples have better sex. She specifically works with busy moms to help them prioritize their most important relationship while crushing their goals using a process called Sexpionage. Her programs are based on laws of attraction, connection, passion and pleasure. She is married and has 4 kids.    Learn more about Monica: Website-www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com Instagram-Www.instagram.com/monitanner1   Haili Info: Want to start a side hustle to help make some additional income for your family?! I've been working with podcasters for 2 years and just released a new course called How to Become a Podcast Manager Course to help women learn to do the same! Check out the course at this link: haili-murch-llc.teachable.com/p/how-to-become-a-podcast-manager Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch

Nov 2020

41 min 28 sec

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a mom, you just want to getaway for a bit? Or maybe you are constantly wanting to get away because your life is just too much?   This episode is so inspiring and Suzanna has the most peaceful calming voice I’ve ever heard! Haha Suzanna Haltern comes on the podcast to talk about how we can truly create a life that we don’t want to escape from. I found this topic fascinating because I won’t lie, sometimes I feel this way and I hate that.   She talks about how a lot of our healing affects how we view and live our lives. If we don’t take care of ourselves, it’s hard to take care of others, especially those in our family. She talks about how you can start taking steps to living the life you want and image. Suzanna also encourages moms to celebrate their wins, no matter how small! Make a big deal out of the things that you are changing and accomplishing in your life. Ahhh...I could go on, but don’t want to give away too much of the episode. She is full of wisdom and says things in a way I never have thought of them. This is a MUST listen.   Suzanna Haltern is a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner and Emotional Incite Coach, who helps women heal their children through healing themselves. Her family has spent the past lifetime in the Southwest of the US. She has 4 kids, and splits her time between homemaking, homeschooling, and working as a healer and coach. She also has a degree in Horticulture, love plants, soil, water and sun (in all their forms).   Website-www.suzannahaltern.com Facebook-Www.facebook.com/suzanna.haltern Instagram-Www.instagram.com/sincerely.suzanna   Suzanna is offering a FREE 1 hour coaching or Emotion Code Session! Message her for details.     Haili Info: Want to start a side hustle to help make some additional income for your family?! I've been working with podcasters for 2 years and just released a new course called How to Become a Podcast Manager Course to help women learn to do the same! Check out the course at this link: haili-murch-llc.teachable.com/p/how-to-become-a-podcast-manager Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch

Oct 2020

31 min

Sine recently created a blog post about her experience with depression and anxiety during her pregnancies. I loved her post so much and her openness that I wanted to get her on the podcast. She talks about how she found hope in a dark time and what helped her, but that ultimately everyone’s experience is different. She hopes that sharing her experience lets other mom’s know that they are not alone if they have gone through this. She also hopes that opening up about her experience will help those who may not struggle with mental illness know how to support their loved ones who do struggle. Her strength and realness is inspiring. If you are suffering with any form of mental illness, please ask for help. You don’t have to do this alone.   Sine owns and runs a custom watercolor art business, Sine Bentley Art. Reading was her only hobby for most of her life. She has since ventured into other things, it took a while. She really loves creating in any capacity, listening to podcasts, working out at the gym without her kids haha, travel, hiking, and connecting with people.   Sine, pronounced "See-neh", was born and raised in beautiful Durban, South Africa. She moved to the United States 8 years ago, after having met and married her husband. She has four kids, all wild and sweet boys. Their ages range from 2 months to 7 years old. As a family, they love being outdoors, eating out together, and LEGOs are an integral part of their family culture!   Instagram: Business account - @sinebentleyart Personal account - @joyofboys Website: www.sinebentleyart.com Original blog post: https://www.sinebentleyart.com/stories/my-story-of-hope-and-healing Get a 20% discount code for any custom portrait order. Use code: REAL20   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch

Oct 2020

39 min 49 sec

Have you ever felt like you take on too much? Do you feel like a lot of the household chores fall on your plate?   I know in every household, the dynamics are different and the responsibilities are different, but for a mom, sometimes it seems mom takes on TOO much. In this episode, I discuss with Sharon Costanzo how we can better share the household and family responsibilities.   I love how she shares her personal examples and experiences with what worked for her and her husband and their kids. It’s not easy and it takes some trial and error to figure it out, but it is possible! I love how she puts into perspective realistic expectations and how we communicate the things that we need support with in our homes, our time, our time with the kids, etc. I hope you find this helpful in some way if you seem to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do or think you have to do.   Sharon Costanzo is a life coach who focuses on helping women who struggle with balance and fairness in their homes. She also works as a full time technical trainer for a manufacturing company. Sharon is from Utah and lives on a little urban farm near Salt Lake where they have 2 goats, 4 chickens, and a dog. She has been married for 8 years and has two kids that are 4 and 5.    To learn more about Sharon:  4 Keys to Lightening your Load Sharoncostanzo.com/free-guide   instagram.com/domesticblisswithsharon facebook.com/sharoncostanzocoaching sharoncostanzo.com

Oct 2020

26 min 33 sec

Are you burning out?? Is 2020 getting to you? Do you miss normalcy and routines? In this episode, I want to help you go from HOT mess to LESS mess. I give you 3 simple ways that you can still get organized during a pandemic. You can create your world and what that looks like for your family! Sometimes it just takes a moment to get organized and then things don't feel quite as messy. I'm right there with you! Let's get organized together.  Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Oct 2020

16 min 43 sec

Sometimes talking about legit motherhood can be hard.   This week’s episode tackles one of the harder topics, but I appreciate Megan who came on and shares her story about losing a child and how she now helps other grieving moms. In this episode, she talks a lot about the hope that can come from trauma, how you can heal, and moving forward with better meaning and joy. For those of you who have experienced child loss in any way, my hugs and message of hope go to you! I hope this episode will bring you comfort and strength in finding more meaning and joy from your experiences.   Megan is a grieving mother as her 15 month old daughter Aria died. Through her experience with grief, trauma, and child loss, she now coaches and supports other grieving mothers on their grief journeys. Megan believes that grief is a normal and natural response to loss, and there are ways to support our bodies and minds through this painful experience so we all can learn to carry our grief instead of suffer with grief.   Megan Hillukka lives with her husband Justin near Minneapolis, MN. They have 6 children and are currently renovating a school bus into their future home.    Join her free Facebook group- www.facebook.com/groups/cultivatedfamily Website- www.meganhillukka.com Podcast-Grieving Moms Podcast

Sep 2020

34 min 50 sec

Right now, more than ever, we LEGIT need breaks. All of our “COVID life” scenarios are different, but one thing I know moms need right now is time for themselves. In this interview with Chanelle, she shares with us how she is currently making time for herself, how a morning routine gives her the time she needs, and why ask yourself what YOU need is the most important question to ask when trying to figure out your time for you. My hope is that this episode gives you the confidence you need to make time for yourself if you need the break and in the best way that works for you.   Chanelle Neilson helps moms to Simplify Motherhood. She is the host and creator of the popular Moms Who Know Podcast and the author of Parents Who Know, which has been translated into Chinese. She loves sunshine, healthy living, and chocolate so dark that her kids say it tastes like dirt. Chanelle is the mother of 5 kids and married to her best friend. She loves helping moms take care of themselves and grow so they can take better care of their families.   Learn more about Chanelle: You can get the 5 Secrets to Making Motherhood Simple- https://www.subscribepage.com/simplifymotherhood Podcast-http://momswhoknowpodcast.com Instagram-www.instagram.com/momswhoknowpodcast   September Sponsor Info: Minutes with Me is a Utah-based company that creates educational activity kits for parents to have productive together time with their kids. Each kit has a monthly theme and small activities included in each kit. Use the code LEGIT2020 for a 20% discount. Check them out at minuteswithme.com Instagram @minuteswithme   Info from Haili: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Sep 2020

31 min 28 sec

Do you sometimes feel like it's hard to reach your goals when your husband seems to always be working? Does he have a career path that requires a lot of him and you wonder how you'll ever get time for things that are important to you? In this episode, Sara Payne, chats with us about how she went for her goals and dreams even though her husband was in med school and became a physician. She gives three tips on how you can still go for the things you want even if your husband isn't around all the time. She gives a lot of great insight into how we can change our mindset about ourselves and our marriage when it comes to the balance of your family and your goals.    More Info on Sara: Instagram-@sarapaynecoaching Facebook-@sarapaynecoaching Website-www.sarapayne.com Podcast- The Doctor's Wife Freebie-Sara has an easy-peasy, no prep homeschool lesson that teaches your kids how to manage their own emotions so you don't have to. sarapayne.com/lessons.   September Sponsor Info: Minutes with Me is a Utah-based company that creates educational activity kits for parents to have productive together time with their kids. Each kit has a monthly theme and small activities included in each kit. Use the code LEGIT2020 for a 20% discount. Check them out at minuteswithme.com Instagram @minuteswithme   Info from Haili: I am so thrilled to share an amazing FREE resource to help you with all the tricky moments of parenting! The Parents Who Know Summit is a 3-day free online summit brings together over 30 top parenting experts to help you with all of your parenting challenges. The summit starts TODAY. You can still register at this link:  https://momswhoknowpodcast.idevaffiliate.com/101.html   Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Sep 2020

39 min 52 sec

Have you ever wondered, "Who am I now that I am a mom? How do I evolve into this new version of me?" In this episode, Amanda talks about how there's a huge transition when you become a mom. We talk a lot about the physical changes, but we forget to talk more about the mental shift in a mom's day to day decision making and how your priorities change. She talks about 3 simple things that can help a mom realize her identity after kids. You will become more confident as you take action and you don't have to be perfect! You have amazing talents as a mother and you will keep discovering new versions of you..it's an on going process! Amanda Bennett lives just outside of Nashville, TN with her wonderful husband of 13 years, her four year old daughter and her baby boy (who is just over a month old). She is a people-loving introvert (or ambivert). She loves Jesus, good black coffee, 1980s and early 90s nostalgia, and personality typing tests. Her background is in fundraising for nonprofit organizations. She worked for 12 years full time before she had my daughter in February 2016. Now she stays at home with her kids and has a motherhood podcast called Gotcha Mama. More Info on Amanda: Instagram-@gotchamama Facebook-@gotchamama Website-www.gotchamama.com Podcast-Gotcha Mama Podcast   September Sponsor Info: Minutes with Me is a Utah-based company that creates educational activity kits for parents to have productive together time with their kids. Each kit has a monthly theme and small activities included in each kit. Use the code LEGIT2020 for a 20% discount. Check them out at minuteswithme.com Instagram @minuteswithme   Info from Haili: I am so thrilled to share an amazing FREE resource to help you with all the tricky moments of parenting:  The Parents Who Know Summit This 3-day free online summit brings together over 30 top parenting experts to help you with all of your parenting challenges. The summit kicks off with one of the world’s top authorities and sought-after parenting speakers, Richard and Linda Eyre, giving the keynote address. I will be sharing my Magic Mommy Method, the 4 Step Process to Getting Organized in Your Time and Home. Please follow this link so that you can be there for all the fun! https://momswhoknowpodcast.idevaffiliate.com/101.html     Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Sep 2020

42 min 21 sec

Do you feel like it's really hard for you to let go sometimes and just be flexible? If we've learned anything from COVID and the year 2020, is that we have to be flexible sometimes. But it's not always easy, especially if you are someone who loves to plan and have a nice routine. In this episode, I'm going to share with you 3 ways you can start becoming more flexible, regardless of your circumstances or how much you love to plan. It's important to have some flexibility in your life so that you are less stressed and can enjoy your motherhood more often. I would love to know what your biggest takeaway from the episode was! Come find me on Instagram @hailimurch and DM me your favorite parts of the episode!   This Month's Sponsor: DEAR DARBY: $50 off enrollment of the birth class with the code LEGIT.  Get on the waitlist for the fall class: CLICK HERE    $10 off a gown or robe on deardarby.com with the code LEGIT Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Sep 2020

22 min 41 sec

Did you have a birth experience that was not what you expected? I would guess that a lot of women have had birthing experiences that didn’t go as planned and sometimes that really affects them and how they view their motherhood or their bodies. In this episode, I talk with Amy Matos who opens up about her C-section experience and how it affected the way she viewed birth and her body for a while. But after having time and space to heal, she recognized that it didn’t matter how her baby was born, it was beautiful. She also talks about how we need to be careful about how we talk about birth so that women feel empowered in their births no matter how the baby might come. I really appreciated her honesty and her sharing her story with us. She also talked about her thoughts and experience in a recent article on the Scary Mommy blog which you can read in the link below. This episode is as legit as it gets. Mom’s….you are amazing. Your body is amazing. Take a listen!   Amy Matos is a bilingual business consultant, content strategist, and heart centered copywriter who is on a mission to empower women. She helps women who coach women articulate their compelling and soulful message in a way that elevates their brand and their business. Amy leads a local FemCity Collective in Nashua, NH which is where she lives with her husband and two toddlers.  Learn more about her work at www.gleampeoplestrategies.com.  Read her article on Scary Mommy here: https://www.scarymommy.com/stop-using-word-natural-for-childbirth/   This Month's Sponsor:   DEAR DARBY: $50 off enrollment of the birth class with the code LEGIT. Get on the waitlist for the fall class: CLICK HERE   $10 off a gown or robe on deardarby.com with the code LEGIT   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Aug 2020

39 min 36 sec

Are you having a baby soon? Did you just have a baby? Do you have a friend who is having a baby? This episode is so powerful in helping women feel confident and beautiful in their birth experience. I got to chat with owners, and sisters, of Dear Darby. Dear Darby is a company that creates gowns and robes for labor and delivery that are beautiful, functional and comfortable. They also offer birth classes. Aleena and April have created an amazing resources and a community that supports mom in their births. Aleena and April are sisters, doulas, and childbirth educators with a combined 15+ years of experience in the birthing industry. They own Dear Darby luxury labor gowns and are passionate about helping women have positive birth experiences. It was through their own birth experiences that put them on the path with a mission to help women know that birth is the coolest! That our bodies can do the most amazing things! Aleena is a mother of 4 kids, including a set of twins. She is a certified master herbalist and iridologist. If there is a party, Aleena wants to be there! April has 5 kids, all unmedicated out of hospital deliveries, and loves being a mom. April's favorite treat is a spoonful of peanut butter dipped in chocolate chips. Are you having a baby soon? Did you just have a baby? Do you have a friend who is having a baby? This episode is so powerful in helping women feel confident and beautiful in their birth experience. I got to chat with owners, and sisters, of Dear Darby. Dear Darby is a company that creates gowns and robes for labor and delivery that are beautiful, functional and comfortable. They also offer birth classes. Aleena and April have created an amazing resources and a community that supports mom in their births.   Aleena and April are sisters, doulas, and childbirth educators with a combined 15+ years of experience in the birthing industry. They own Dear Darby luxury labor gowns and are passionate about helping women have positive birth experiences. It was through their own birth experiences that put them on the path with a mission to help women know that birth is the coolest! That our bodies can do the most amazing things! Aleena is a mother of 4 kids, including a set of twins. She is a certified master herbalist and iridologist. If there is a party, Aleena wants to be there! April has 5 kids, all unmedicated out of hospital deliveries, and loves being a mom. April's favorite treat is a spoonful of peanut butter dipped in chocolate chips.   To learn more about Dear Darby, go to the following links: >IG @dear_darby >Shop the Dear Darby labor gowns and robes: www.deardarby.com >If interested in the childbirth course unmedicated birth academy go to: unmedicatedbirthacademy.com     This Month's Sponsor:   DEAR DARBY: $50 off enrollment of the birth class with the code LEGIT. Get on the waitlist for the fall class: CLICK HERE   $10 off a gown or robe on deardarby.com with the code LEGIT   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Aug 2020

44 min 25 sec

Legit mom friends! This week on the podcast I am celebrating having the podcast for one year! It's been an amazing journey and I've loved all the guests who have been willing to be vulnerable and share their stories to help YOU in your motherhood journey. Take a listen to hear some updates on the Legit Motherhood Community and the podcast. Also, I share with you 3 things I've learned this last year about legit motherhood! I would so appreciate it this week as we celebrate if you would please share about the podcast! And also, if you haven't already, leave a rating and a review for the podcast! This is so important because it helps other moms to be able to access and find the podcast so they can join our legit mom world!   This Month's Sponsor: DEAR DARBY: $50 off enrollment of the birth class with the code LEGIT.  Get on the waitlist for the fall class: CLICK HERE    $10 off a gown or robe on deardarby.com with the code LEGIT Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Aug 2020

25 min 8 sec

Do you ever feel super overwhelmed by the mess in your house? Do you feel like you can never keep up and your house can never look perfect?! Well, this episode should give you some major mom freedom in recognizing the meaning of the mess and creating an intentional home. This interview with Carly Thornock is so uplifting and inspiring on how you can look at the mess in your home and find purpose but also how to create a space that works for your family! We talk about embracing the mess, truly picking the ONE priority in your home that’s most important and creating your whole home around that one priority! This episode is legit about how your home does not have to look perfect to feel like a home that works for your family. Carly is the interior designer and marriage and family scholar behind the company Intentional House, where she helps mamas use their HOUSES to maximize their daily happiness (say what?) and rock their family relationships.Though she finds creating stunning homes to be super fun, Carly's true joy is in (un)designing... putting together spaces that prioritize family connection, with beauty and functionality as natural consequences. Carly and her husband Chase live with their three boys in Utah. There is never a dull moment around the Thornock home, and for that reason they intentionally select dull corners on all their furniture.   More about Carly: Instagram: @intentionalhouse Facebook: @intentionalhouse Website: www.intentionalhouse.com Free Downloadable Guide-The 3 “C”-crets of Meaningful Messes Carly’s Book: Intentional House by Month Book Package (includes bonuses):  https://thornocks.com/inthousebymonthinfo   This Month's Sponsors: THE WINKLE:  Go to https://thewinkle.com/.  Use code LEGIT to receive free shipping on your order. Find them on Instagram @thewinklecrate CHOULALA BOX: Go to www.choulalabox.com and use code HAILI15 to receive 15% ooff of your order. Find them on Instagram @choulalabox Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Jul 2020

36 min 40 sec

In this interview with Sonja Thompkins, you will get a new perspective on how we talk to our kids about race, how we can support each other as moms, and a good laugh as she talks about her legit motherhood experience. She gives great insight into how we can better teach and expose our kids to different races and experiences. She mentions it’s important that we don’t focus on the problem, but we need to focus on how to keep the problem from existing. A lot of what our kids learn is by watching us. Our actions are crucial in how our kids see how we react with others.   I love Sonja’s openness in helping us recognize that we can meet each other where we are in discussing these topics and that there are some things that are universal no matter what our race, religion or ethnicity.    Sonja Thompkins is a practical empowerment coach and business strategist who’s dedicated to helping women & female entrepreneurs create more fulfillment in their lives and businesses. Her motto is think big, start small and practice with precision.   An entrepreneur for over 20 years she has mastered the art of pivoting her businesses to meet both industry challenges and personal shifts like marriage and motherhood and teaches these strategies in her coaching programs and podcast The Sonja Thompkins Show. When she's not working with ambitious entrepreneurs she's a wife and homeschool mom to her seven year old son.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonjathompkins/ Website: https://sonjathompkins.com/mastermine This Month's Sponsors: THE WINKLE:  Go to https://thewinkle.com/.  Use code LEGIT to receive free shipping on your order. Find them on Instagram @thewinklecrate CHOULALA BOX: Go to www.choulalabox.com and use code HAILI15 to receive 15% ooff of your order. Find them on Instagram @choulalabox Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Jul 2020

40 min 28 sec

In this special episode, I get to chat with one of my clients! Crissy Pyfer is a life and business coach with a mission to inspire women to live each day with a Suburban Warrior mindset! I had her come on the podcast because I love her perspective and tips about why mindset matters so much as a mom! She says “Mindset is EVERYTHING!” We talk about how as a mom mindset affects what we do and how we can break the cycle of the negative thoughts. When we really break things down, there’s no reason we can’t do something! This is such an inspirational episode to help you recognize your warrior strength as a mom! Crissy is the podcast host of Suburban Warrior and the owner & CEO of Crissy Pyfer, providing coaching services and programs for women. She is a motivational speaker and has appeared at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. She has filmed a pilot TV show focusing on coaching women and is a featured podcast guest. She is also a Vice President with EVER, a clean beauty company leading over 120 women. She is a wife and a mom to 4 little warriors, ranging in age from middle school to college.  More about Crissy:  Free Warrior Up Worksheet to Help with Your mindset! Go to her website crissypyfer.com and scroll to the bottom or click on website pop up to sign up! Instagram- @_suburban_warrior Podcast- Suburban Warrior Facebook Group- Suburban Warrior-Tips and Tricks for living your best life     This Month's Sponsors: THE WINKLE:  Go to https://thewinkle.com/.  Use code LEGIT to receive free shipping on your order. Find them on Instagram @thewinklecrate CHOULALA BOX: Go to www.choulalabox.com and use code HAILI15 to receive 15% ooff of your order. Find them on Instagram @choulalabox Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Jul 2020

37 min 26 sec

Are you in thick of the 1 to 2 kid transition? Or are you expecting your second and your mind is reeling about how in the world you are going to take on two kiddos!? You are not alone! In this episode, I am not afraid to share with you my experience of transitioning from one to two kiddos. It was not easy, but I learned a lot! I share with you 7 things that will give you hope in the transition! This Month's Sponsors: THE WINKLE:  Go to https://thewinkle.com/.  Use code LEGIT to receive free shipping on your order. Find them on Instagram @thewinklecrate CHOULALA BOX: Go to www.choulalabox.com and use code HAILI15 to receive 15% ooff of your order. Find them on Instagram @choulalabox Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Jul 2020

27 min 35 sec

Have you ever had physical therapy after giving birth?  If your answer is no, you aren’t alone. It’s not very common and very few women think or are offered or advised to have physical therapy after giving birth. In this interview, Jenny LaCross, a board certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist and who specializes in pelvic health in women, breaks down a lot of the realities of the women’s anatomy and why pelvic health and physical therapy is so important, especially after giving birth. She gives great tips and information that I wish I would have known sooner! Take a listen to learn more about what you can do now to help with your pelvic health!    Her research interest is in the relationship between the hip and pelvic floor in active females. She has completed training in rehabilitative dry needling and myofascial decompression. Jenny values collaborative patient care and desires to educate as many people as possible about this specialty.  Jenny is a St. Louis native currently residing in Stillwater Oklahoma, received her B.S. in Kinesiology-Athletic Training from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2011 and her doctorate of physical therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2014.  She received her Board Specialty Certification in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in 2016 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She then completed Texas Woman’s University’s post-professional certificate program in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in May 2018 and is currently working on her PhD at Texas Woman’s University. More on Jenny and resources she suggested: Instagram: @pelvicboxer You can DM her to have a consultation with Jenny about whether pelvic/physical therapy may be something you need. Podcast: Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs    Resources Mentioned: American Physical Therapy Association- Find “Academy of Pelvic Health” Pelvic Guru   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jun 2020

32 min 1 sec

Supporting a spouse no matter what they are trying to achieve or what their career is, can be a tough ride. I love this chat with one of my good friends from college, who has been a med-student wife while her husband has been in medical school and doing his residency the last few years. her husband has been in medical school and doing his residency the last few years. This episode is SOOO good whether you 100% relate to Hannah’s situation or not. She talks a lot about how to make time for your spouse when real life gets busy with jobs and kiddos. She also talks a lot about navigating yourself as you might have to work, be mom, and try to have time for the things you love, while supporting your spouse. I love how she also touches on the transition of moving and how to meet new people everywhere you go and how important that support really is. Seriously, this episode is just beautifully said and very legit! Hannah is a mama, medical wife, and marketer living in the suburbs of Washington DC. She, her husband, Phil, and their two year old daughter moved east after Phil graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle in 2019. She loves spending her time at museums (bless the Smithsonian Institute) and exploring all the historical sites on the east coast. When she’s not out in DC, she’s usually immersed in a good book, embroidering, or binge watching Great British Bake-off. If you want to chat with Hannah, check her out on Instagram @hannscrepeau. Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jun 2020

46 min 49 sec

I felt major mom guilt the other day when my son said he didn’t know what he liked to do with mom.   We were playing the “favorites” game and I asked my 6 year old what he loved to do with mom and he couldn’t think of something. Now, I know he’s 6 and I put him on the spot. But I felt this massive mom guilt because he didn’t know right off the top of his head what OUR thing was. But I can’t spiral in the guilt. It was a moment of humbling and recognizing what I might need to do better.   I am sharing a bonus podcast episode with you this week about mom guilt.   But I do not believe that guilt is always a good thing. In fact I think guilt is the silent killer to our joy in motherhood. Too blunt?? Take a listen to this episode as I get SUPER LEGIT with you about mom guilt. What it is and how I’ve dealt with it. I also give you 5 new thoughts you can give yourself instead of mom guilt. And most importantly, you really are doing ENOUGH.     Haili Info:   Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group   Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch   To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE

Jun 2020

20 min 55 sec

Are you feeling completely exhausted lately? Has parenting 24/7, especially during COVID-19, started to max you out?? This episode is SO helpful to help you see why we are feeling this way and how to make feel less exhausted. Rachel talks about why we as parents are so exhausted! She mentions that everything starts with us. We have to be in a good place and we have to do the work. She talks about the importance of setting boundaries to make time for ourselves and how important that time is so that we can show up as less exhausted parents because we set the energy in the home. She also gives you a little insight into how the unique situations of COVID-19 have made us extra exhausted and that we need to put more realistic expectations on ourselves during these crazy times.  Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently, Rachel teaches parents practical, longterm tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children... while reducing the stress and guilt in parents' lives. SPECIAL TIP FROM RACHEL: Best tip to give yourself a parenting win every day. Give your child 10 SECONDS in your day to look at them eye to eye and respond to what it is they are saying or asking. Rachel Social Links:  Podcast: Your Parenting Long Game Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rachelbaileyparenting/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RachelBaileyParenting/ YouTube Channel:www.youtube.com/c/rachelbailey Free Resource: http://rachel-bailey.com/responsiblebehavior/   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jun 2020

25 min 32 sec

Hello friends! This is the first solo episode I have recorded since February right before I took a break from the podcast and quarantine happened. In this episode, I kind of catch you up on where things are at now in my life. But most importantly, I share with you 5 ways that my legit motherhood perspective has changed over the last two months. Quarantine hasn't been all bad and today I'm showing you how I found the good things in this crazy storm we are all in. Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

May 2020

24 min 8 sec

With everything being different in our world right now, it’s always nice to learn ways we can help our kids feel less scared with everything going on.   One way we can do that is through understanding how to explain, support and help our kids cope during medical experiences. In this episode I chat with Kara Kimball, certified Child Life Specialist, who gives some great tips on taking kids to the doctor, helping your kids through COVID and so much other great advice!    Kara reminds us, “Remember that the WHY is most important when talking about going to the doctor. Don’t just tell them what is going to happen, but what it’s going to do for your child to help them.”   Kara, a Utah native, is a certified child life specialist with a BS in Family Life with an emphasis in Human Development. She worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in several different departments before moving to California and deciding to stay home with her three young children. Kara started Child Life Saver to empower parents to help their kids cope during medical experiences.   I hope you enjoy this episode and that it helps you feel more confident when taking your kids to the doctor or the hospital!   Learn More About Kara here: IG: @childlifesaver FB, Pinterest, Twitter - @ Child Life Saver Childlifesaver.com   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

May 2020

39 min 10 sec

For the first time on the podcast, I am doing a dual interview with a fellow podcaster, colleague and friend from MOMentum Radio, Brooke Markevicius! Broke and I talk about time management and balance in our homes and what that looks like right now during COVID-19. We are very legit with you about all the things we are going through, what is and is not working, and some words of hope to help you get through the thick of this unique time right now! Brooke Markevicius is the Founder and CEO of MOMentum Market, an online marketplace of goods and services powered by moms.  After getting her Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University she went on to work for Postmates and helped to launch their southeast markets.  After having her daughter, and experiencing a non-flexible and mom-friendly work environment she decided to quit her job and became a freelance web developer.  Three years later, she co-founded a co-working space for moms in Tacoma, WA, which sparked the idea for her current company, MOMentum Market.  She is also the host of MOMentum Radio Podcast, mom to Lily (5) & Lukas (2), and married to her soulmate Edgar.  Brooke lives in Durham, North Carolina and is currently writing her first book which will come out later in 2020. MOMentum Market is an online market of goods and services powered by moms.  We are on a mission to get moms paid so they can lead a flexible life.  We support our moms through their whole motherhood journey but specialize in a focus on the "in-between" phases of life when you might take a pause from the traditional work environment. Instagram @momentummarket Instagram @brookemarkevicius Website: www.momentummarket.io Info about MOMentum Summit- Join Brooke and other amazing moms and entrepreneur women May 19-21 for the online MOMentum Summit. With 20+ speakers over 3 days, we couldn't be more excited about our lineup. Click here for a special 50% coupon just for you!  More info on the MOMentum Summit HERE. Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

May 2020

1 hr 3 min

You are listening to the last episode of a 3 part mini series to help support you during this unique time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we chat with my friend Alyson Peterson who talks about STEM activities she does with her kids and her business the WINKLE which was inspired by one of her kids! Alyson was born and raised in Arizona. She has 4 very creative and active kids. She has a background in teaching art and a bachelors of fine art degree.  I started the Winkle because I wanted to help moms make me be better prepared and able to teach their kids at home. From personal experience, my kids don’t like reading instructions, so I knew I had to have video instructions. There’s a lot of pressure to do things and make things with our kids that people see on Pinterest or Instagram. So I wanted to take all of those things and make them accessible to busy moms. I’m offering a coupon right now that gives 10% off your order. GIVEME10. She also hosts live events on her FB group The Winkle Crate.   You can find Alyson here: Instagram:@thewinklecrate Facebook:@thewinklecrate Facebook Group: The Winkle Crate Website: thewinkle.com   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Apr 2020

33 min 35 sec

Are you still in shock that not just a mom dealing with kids home during a pandemic, but you are now their teacher too?? I asked my friend Erin Weist to come on because she has homeschooled her kids for 8 years and now most of her kids are in public school, well they were. Haha She talks about how what we are doing is nothing like homeschool or public school. Doing school at home right now in these circumstances just isn’t the normal way to learn...and that’s ok! Erin gives great tips and helps you see that you really are doing a good job so don’t freak out! This episode will help you feel so much better about yourself!  Erin Weist is a native of Utah who is proud of her pioneer heritage and the stunning mountains in her home state. With a degree in English she took to digital work while living around the world, in both England and Malaysia, as she and her handsome husband grew their family to include 5 amazing kids. (Ask her sometime about delivering her daughter in a Malaysian hospital!) After homeschooling her kids for 8 years she wanted to spread her reach to working women and encourage their aspirations, so she created Aspire Her, a community for working women focused on creating networks, mentors, and valuable resources for working women at all stages. Instagram: @aspire.her Freebie:  https://www.aspireher.com/workbook-email-opt-in/   Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Apr 2020

24 min 47 sec

We are all in this COVID-19 lockdown trying to figure out how to make the best of it. When I met Katy, I was immediately impressed by the fun things she has been trying to do to lift the spirits in their home! Katy has been dressing up everyday in a different costume, taking on a new character and teaching her kids school! This story will just make you smile! Katy is a working mama who bakes, makes, and shakes up quarantine with a daily crazy character. When she’s not with my boys and my husband, I am helping run our family business or I'm hanging with my Homies as the Events and Sponsorship Manager. You can follow Katy on instagram @katysue88 @tryhomie Haili Info: Want to make some new mom friends and have fun?! Join the Legit Motherhood Community Facebook Group Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Apr 2020

32 min 14 sec

"I'm struggling with my time management, balancing all the things, and burning out".⁠ ⁠ These are some of the things I have learned from you moms recently as to what you are struggling with in your motherhood. And you know what...I'm right there with you!⁠ ⁠ In this episode, I open up to you more about the burnout I experienced a couple of weeks ago. I literally hit my max and I was stressing out! But thankfully, I had some humbling conversations with family and friends and recognized that I needed to make some changes!⁠ ⁠ I getting real legit with you about what's been going on in my life, how I recognized I was burning out, and why I felt this need to slow down. I share all of this with you because I don't want you to feel alone and know that life does happen.⁠ ⁠ I also walk you through 3 reasons moms are burning out and 3 ways to stop maxing out! We CANNOT DO IT ALL ladies. We can't. And I'm here to get real with you about it.⁠ Haili Info: NEW Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/legitmotherhoodcommunity/ Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house- Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Feb 2020

25 min 33 sec

This may be one of my favorite episodes yet because on this podcast we are legit about all things motherhood and in this episode we get legit about sex and how to keep the love alive after kids. In this episode, Amanda Louder, a certified Sex and Marriage coach, talks to us about common issues she finds with her clients, how the media can skew our thoughts and views on sex, how to feel more confident with yourself and your body, and how mindset really REALLY matters. She has great tips and advice. Can't wait for you to listen! Stay tuned until the end of the episode, the last 15 minutes are all questions YOU moms asked! She answers your questions great! If you would like to reach out to Amanda, her information is below.  As a first step to helping women embrace their sexuality, she has provided a FREE guide to help women understand how they personally experience pleasure. You can get this guide by going to www.amandalouder.com/legit Amanda Louder is a Certified Life Coach who helps women from conservative Christian backgrounds love their sex life. She helps women embrace their sexuality to help them strengthen their relationship with themselves, their spouse, and God.  In addition to being a coach, Amanda is also a wife, mom to 3 and step-mom to 2.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching her kids play sports, fishing, and camping. More Info on Amanda Louder: To hear more from Amanda, you can find her on Instagram @AmandaLouderCoaching or her podcast "Live From Love" where she talks about all things sex and marriage. You can also check out her website HERE. In this episode, she refers to two of her podcast episodes. Here are the links to those episodes below:  Episode 74-How Body Image Affects Sex Episode 80-How to Be Sexy Haili's Info: NEW Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/legitmotherhoodcommunity/ Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house! Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Feb 2020

36 min 2 sec

When I became a mom...all of a sudden I had this feeling of isolation I had never felt before. I quickly recognized about myself that I still need support and friends to be a good happy mom! In this episode, I open up to you about my journey of finding my mom tribes when we had to move around a lot and how I found my way back to making friends. Finding your mom tribe is so important and in this episode I also give you 4 ways that you can find your tribe! It's so important you have that support and help as a mom. It's a hard crazy journey we can't do alone!  I also have decided to start a Legit Motherhood Community Facebook group which will be a place for legit motherhood support. Please join by CLICKING HERE!  Haili Info: NEW Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/legitmotherhoodcommunity/ Peace for Mom Coaching Spots are available for the 8 week coaching program and the 4 week customized coaching program. CLICK HERE to sign up for more info. Free Download-10 ways to get organized in your house- Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Feb 2020

18 min 30 sec

Every mother's postpartum experience is different, but when it comes to postpartum depression, sometimes we only hear about emotions around sadness. Allison had a different experience in how her postpartum depression manifested itself. She talks about how she recognized it and how she started to find ways to manage it all. Her story helps us see the other side of postpartum depression and the hope of gettin out of the funk. She talks a lot about where her family was at the time it all started and how she started recognizing signs that she may need to do something about it. She's very open about what depression looked like for her and the things she did to help her get in a better place. In the episode she will mention a breathing app. Here is the link! IBreathe App-https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibreathe-relax-and-breathe/id1296605806 GUEST INFO:  Allison Hardy helps mompreneurs create thriving 6-figure businesses on their terms by simplifying and streamlining their businesses, which allows them to scale and grow quickly and easily. Allison is the creator of The 6-Figure Mompreneur Podcast, a Huffington Post Contributor, have been featured in YFS Magazine, and was named one of Washington, D.C.'s most influential professionals under 40 by Washington Life Magazine. She's also wife to Teer, and mom to six year old Camden and 2 year old Nora. Links: Join The 6-Figure Mompreneur Community on Facebook! 33 Ways to Promote Your Lead Magnet The 6-Figure Action Guide Turn Your Facebook Group into a Lead Generation Machine Masterclass Haili Info: To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jan 2020

34 min 5 sec

It's hard for all of us a moms to get into our groove of what are parenting style is and how we like to handle things, but at the same time we worry if we are doing it right. Crystalee opens up about her journey and expectations of motherhood and how she started to mold her family and her motherhood into what she envisioned! She talks about some of the defining moments in her motherhood where she made choices that shaped the kind of example and mother she wanted to be. In your tip this week for something you can do to gain confidence in your motherhood, Crystalee suggests giving yourself 5-10 min and think if there is something that you can cut out that is not helping me or my family...is there something you can take out? How can you simplify? If you are up to the week challenge, please share or post what you did and tag me @hailimurch and our guest @themamaladder so that we can celebrate with you in your wins!  GUEST INFO:  Crystalee Beck, MPC, is a mama of three cute messmakers, author, and business owner. After leaving the corporate ladder, she launched Comma Copywriters in 2016 as a way to "create her own ladder" to fit her family. Cofounder of The Mama Ladder, she's passionate about supporting women at the intersection of motherhood and entrepreneurship. See more about Crystalee at www.themamaladder.com.   Links:  Website-www.themamaladder.com High Five Grant-www.highfivegrant.com Mama Spring Break-www.mamaspringbreak.com Insta: @themamaladder @High Five Grant  @mamaspringbreak Facebook: www.facebook.com/themamaladder Haili Info: This Thursday January 23rd is my Magic Mommy Method Workshop! This FREE online workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration is open! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jan 2020

27 min 57 sec

Hello ladies! Do you feel like your home is overwhelming? Do you feel like you have too much stuff? Do you feel like you don't know where to start? This episode is a great place to start!  I've put together 10 Simple Home Organization Tips that you can get start on today! Your home doesn't have to be perfect and clean all the time, but it should be functional, peaceful and a space that brings you and your family joy (thank you Marie Kondo!). Something you can do TODAY to get started, make a list of areas in your home you want to clean or declutter. Something you do THIS WEEK, is pick one of those areas in your home and get to work! You got this mama!   Next week, on Thursday January 23rd is my Magic Mommy Method Workshop! This FREE online workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration is open! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jan 2020

15 min 20 sec

I am super excited for this episode with my new friend Cheree Sauer. She tells her story and journey of how motherhood was unlike anything she ever expected and how prioritizing self care changed her life and motherhood. It also led her to starting a company where she makes self care boxes for other moms! She talks about how she relied on God to get out of her funk and how some simple self care practices helped her change her motherhood perspective. We also talk a lot about the definition of self care and what that looks like for YOU. If you enjoy this episode, please reach out to me and Cheree on our Instagrams (links below!) Cheree is the owner and founder of Heartfelt Mamas, a self care gift box company for mamas in every stage of motherhood. She sources all of her products from Spokane local mom and family owned businesses but her boxes ship anywhere in the United States.  She is passionate about teaching mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self care so moms can be the best versions of themselves for their families. She is a self care speaker and coaches mamaprenuers how to find balance and abundance in their lives and business.  If you would like to follow Cheree and what she is doing with HeartFelt Mamas...check out these links: Follow her on Instagram and Facebook Join her Facebook group: The Balanced Mamaprenuer You can go to her Website and check out her self care kits.  Use Code: HEARTFELTMAMAS10 for 10% off any gift box. Free 60 minute clarity coaching call for mamaprenuers go to https://go.oncehub.com/ChereeSauer   Join me on January 23, 2020 for a FREE online workshop to help you learn my Magic Mommy Method Workshop! This workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration is open! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jan 2020

37 min 46 sec

Hey Mamas! Welcome to 2020...a new decade! Are you feeling a little bit overwhelmed because it is a new year? Do you feel pressure to make lots of goals and make big changes? Today I wanted to talk about 6 ways you can simplify the idea of a "new years resolution". I also am starting a new thing this year with the podcast in trying to help you take more action into being the best legit mama you can be. The end of all episodes will feature: 1) A 5 minute action item you can do today 2) A 10 minute action item you can do this week Making goals and being your best self, should be simple. It should make your life better in small steps, day by day. You should not take on more than you can handle. And you can do this! Coming THIS MONTH (January 2020) is my Magic Mommy Method Workshop! This FREE online workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration is open! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Jan 2020

21 min 50 sec

In this episode of the podcast, I get Wes to jump on the podcast with me and chat about the things we love about each other's families and the things that make it fun! We also talk about how the holidays can be hard for some and how to change that perspective. We also talk about the things we have carried on into our little family.⁠ We aren't perfect and we are still learning much about each other and our families, but what better time of year than to enjoy the blessing of family and the traditions we share.⁠   Coming January 2020 is my Magic Motherhood Method Workshop! This workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration will reopen again soon! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Dec 2019

26 min 58 sec

It gets busy this time of year with Christmas parties, lights, Santas, and presents. Sometimes it's hard to slow down and remember why we celebrate Christmas. This episode will give you ideas on ways you can bring Christ back into Christmas. Remember that it doesn't have to be big...it can be as simple as doing a service for someone in your family! Below are some links to ideas you can do this Christmas season! Christmas Idea Links: 25 days of Christs Light the World Christmas Devotional Nativity Movie Santa and the Christ Child Book Christmas Jars Tradition Podcast Episode    Coming January 2020 is my Magic Motherhood Method Workshop! This workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration will reopen again soon! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Dec 2019

17 min 49 sec

It's Christmas time! I hope you are enjoying the season so far, but I also know it can get stressful, especially when it comes to what to get our kids for Christmas! In this episode, I give you some practical ideas to help you with deciding how many gifts, how to budget for Christmas, and figuring out why you make all these decisions in the first place! Remember to make Christmas work for YOUR family. These are ideas and tips from me and other moms to help you get some ideas, but don't feel like you have to do ALL the things! You're a great mom no matter what Christmas looks like for your family.    Coming January 2020 is my Magic Motherhood Method Workshop! This workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Registration will reopen again soon! To sign up for more info soon, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Dec 2019

20 min 27 sec

Do you ever feel like you get in funks in your motherhood where you feel tired, unproductive, and just no drive to do another thing? In this interview, Katie Fleming opens up about her journey of motherhood and the things she does to keep her momentum in motherhood. That doesn't mean she never has a bad day, but she has learned how to bounce back quickly. She has some amazing insights and teaches an amazing trick she does to stay on task. Highlights of our chat: >How to get out of your motherhood funks >4 Anchor points in your day to help you stay motivated in your day. >A simple trick with organizing your paper clutter that is a small way to keep you on task and less stressed. This small tip is something I now use! Katie is a podcast host, speaker and a business and marketing mentor for mom entrepreneurs who are coaches, consultants and service providers growing their income to 6 figures without sacrificing their family life. She is a big believer in what she calls, Ambitious Motherhood, pursuing your calling both in and out of your home. She is mother to 2 and lives in Florida! You can find Katie on Instagram or join her Ambitious Motherhood Facebook Group. Katie also has a podcast call Ambitious Motherhood. Check it out!  Coming January 2020 is my Magic Motherhood Method Workshop! This workshop will help you structure your days so that you can get some time back for your family and for yourself. Early Bird registration starts Black Friday and goes through Monday at midnight. To sign up, CLICK HERE. To get a free MOTHERHOOD AFFIRMATIONS print out, CLICK HERE. Want to see my legit mom life on the daily? You can find me on Instagram @hailimurch To get updates on THIS is Legit Motherhood Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Nov 2019

48 min 24 sec