Podcast

Go Head Mama

Two buddies navigating the weirdness and wonder of motherhood one conversation at a time.

Episodes

  • 39: For Service & Motherhood With Captain Adrienne Smith

    Nov 10 2017

    In honor of Veteran's day, Danielle catches up with her super cousin Captain Adrienne Smith who is a signal officer in the United States Army. We are taking a look into her thoughts as she juggles being a mother who is currently stationed in Korea, nearly 7k miles away from her daughter. Danielle and Adrienne talk about everything from logistics, preparing her daughter, and serving her country.As always, let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter/Face...more

  • 38: Pelvic Realness with Rachel Gelman

    Oct 13 2017

    Put down that jade egg, pause your compulsive kegaling, and listen up. Kate talks to Rachel Gelman, a pelvic physical therapist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. We get some practical advice and dig into why pelvic pain doesn't get attention in proportion to how many women it impacts. As always, let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @goheadmama! www.goheadmama.com Don't forget to subscribe if you like what you hear on ...more

  • 37: Giving Up on Giving a F*ck

    Sep 22 2017

    This week, Danielle connects with her homegirl, the super mama and freaking phenomenal woman, Kristal High. Danielle and Kristal are both lawyers turned rebels and the conversation is the freest most honest convo you've heard in a while. They are talking self-love, self-preservation and how many fucks they are no longer giving. When she's not laughing it up with her buddy Danielle, Kristal is the Editor in Chief of Politic365, an online magazine focused on politics and public policy from a mul...more

  • 36: When Your Body Fails You

    Sep 11 2017

    Kate's back postpartum, and on today's podcast she gets real about prolapse, a problem neither of your hosts had heard of a year ago that impacts tons of new moms. What are pelvic floor injuries, why do so many OBs ignore them, and why the hell can't Kate's body catch a break with this motherhood stuff? Tune in! As always, let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @goheadmama! www.goheadmama.com Don't forget to subscribe if you...more

  • 35: Keeping it FAB with Jill Simonian

    Jul 28 2017

    The FAB Mom herself, Jill Simonian is on the show chatting it up with Danielle from Sunny California! Jill is an advocate for women staying focused after baby aka FAB. We're discussing the effects of a baby on your self-perception, staying confident, and managing your passions post baby. Also, we take a dive into what Jill wants mamas to know about staying focused after baby in her new book, "The Fab Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby", http://thefabmom.com/fab-m...more

  • 34: EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING!!!

    Jul 14 2017

    On this week's podcast... general hysteria. Kate's about to have this baby, Danielle went to Vegas to throw her training bra at the Backstreet Boys, and frankly nobody is worried enough about motherhood to keep it from getting a little weird. This is what happens when you let us hang out in the same physical space for the first time in two years. Let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or Like us on Twitter/Facebook @goheadmama! www.goheadmama.com Don't forget to sub...more

  • 33: Prematurely Awesome with Felecia Hatcher - Part Two

    Jun 30 2017

    This week Danielle finishes her conversation with longtime homie and fellow mama Felecia Hatcher. Felecia is an author and an award-winning entrepreneur. She has spoken in front of thousands of people and changed the lives of even more with her social impact work. In part two, we are talking about Felecia's experience as an entrepreneur and how her company provides coding and STEM experience to the communities that need it most. As always let us know what you think of the show at letstalkmamac...more

  • 32: Prematurely Awesome with Felecia Hatcher - Part One

    Jun 16 2017

    This week Danielle sits down with longtime homie and fellow mama Felecia Hatcher. Felecia is an author and an award-winning entrepreneur. She has spoken in front of thousands of people and changed the lives of even more with her social impact work. In part one of a two part pod, we are talking about Felecia's experience as a mom giving birth prematurely and what that experience was like. This episode sheds so much light on the experience of women that have given birth to preemies. As always ...more

  • 31: Self-Care Can Shove It (Kinda)

    May 19 2017

    What does "self-care" even mean anymore? Danielle and Kate get into the difference between buying new nail polish and taking the time to figure out what you really need to feel right with yourself - and whether that's even possible for your average mom. Healthcare policy meets Bruno Mars to fix your brain, all on this week's podcast. Let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or Like us on Twitter/Facebook @goheadmama! www.goheadmama.com Don't forget to subscribe if you...more

  • 30: Being Unstoppable with Rachel Bolden-Kramer, Author of My Food Stamps Cookbook

    May 06 2017

    This week, Danielle sits with Rachel Bolden-Kramer, doula, yoga instructor and author of My Food Stamps Cookbook. We're talking about the sisterhood of self-care, her powerful and personal journey towards happiness, size H boobs, and being a supporter of radical nutrition no matter what your budget. Rachel is a powerful and inspirational woman who's story can inspire many. My Food Stamps Cookbook is currently under an all or nothing Kickstarter campaign, so please head over to https://www.ki...more

  • 29: Getting our Enlightenment On with Meryl Davids Landau.

    Apr 24 2017

    This week on GHM, Danielle is talking with Meryl Davids Landau, author of Enlightened Parenting: A Mom Reflects on Living Spiritually With Kids. Meryl is super chill and super insightful about maintaining a sense of calm in the madness that can be day to day parenting. They are talking sleep schedules, the practice of deep breathing, and steps towards self care. Let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook @goheadmama! Don't forget to subscribe if yo...more

  • 28: Preggo Work in Trump's America

    Apr 07 2017

    This week on the podcast, Danielle and Kate talk about the weird ways our culture treats pregnant women and moms. Are we miracles of life, or burdens on society? Do we get extra gentle treatment, or the cold shoulder? Spoiler: both or either, depending on what we look like and how much money we have. Also, NB to coworkers: if you ask Kate how's she's feeling, hold onto your f***ing hat. Let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook @goheadmama! Don't ...more

  • 27: The Power of Pivoting with Wendy Sachs

    Mar 24 2017

    This week Danielle chats with author Wendy Sachs about the power of pivoting professionally. They discuss how it is different for women and especially mothers. The concept of pivoting is helpful beyond just the workplace as it focuses us on being bold in our greatness no matter how we spend our days. Let us know what you think via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com or Like us on Facebook @goheadmama! Don't forget to subscribe if you like what you hear on iTunes and Acast! And leave us a 5-star...more

  • 26: New Season, New Pending Humans

    Feb 24 2017

    We’re back, and Kate’s cooking up another kid. Acid reflux, heinous maternity bras, nerve pain, and maybe a little self-care-by-force. Second trimester, ho! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@goheadmama) and give us a high 5 review on iTunes if you love us. If not, let us know what would make us more lovable via email letstalkmamacita@gmail.com.

  • 25: Dumpster Fire 2016

    Nov 23 2016

    My Fellow Mothers, today Kate and Danielle wrap up season 2 of Go 'Head Mama with a bang. They are recapping some of the topics that left them stumped earlier in the year and giving you their unfiltered reactions on the decisions of the American people on 11/08/16. Spoiler Alert: They are losing their maternal shit. While they are happy to see 2016 go, they also are so grateful for all their listeners and look forward to bring even more awesome content to your ears next season! Don't forget to...more

  • Special Edition with Jennifer Rudolph Walsh of Together Live

    Oct 18 2016

    In a special episode of Go 'Head Mama, Danielle chats with literary event guru, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. Walsh has been the power behind major events for Oprah, Arianna Huffington and more. Now, she's working with the likes of Glennon Doyle Melton, Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Ciara, Seane Corn, Abby Wambach and more to create a conference for women like none other. Today we chat with Jennifer about the uselessness of guilt, the magnitude becoming a mama plays on your life and the impact she hopes to have...more

  • 24: Dr. Rachel Knows Your Weird Brain

    Oct 07 2016

    Kate talks to GHM friend and psychiatrist Dr. Rachel on the podcast to talk about the deep weirdness that happens to you physically when you have a baby. The brain-shrinkage! The hormones! So fun. She also gets into how empowering boundary setting can be when you have a truly stressful job. Bonus: listen closely for the screams of our children in the background. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@goheadmama) and give us a high 5 review on iTunes if you love us. If not, let us ...more

  • 23: Breastfeeding - The Letdown Letdown

    Sep 22 2016

    Kate and Danielle saved this topic for when they were back in the midst of the "beauty" of breastfeeding. Kate remembers it as a breeze, Danielle thinks her nipples are being sawed off. Either way, it's another honest conversation about a truly complicated part of mothering...but to be honest what part isn't! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@goheadmama) and give us a high 5 review on iTunes if you love us. If not, let us know what would make us more lovable via email letstal...more

  • 22: Midwife Knows Best

    Sep 09 2016

    This week, Danielle sits down with her favorite (and only) midwife, Jules Dean, the co-founder of the Baby Journey. Jules and Danielle discuss a laundry list of things from maintaining a sense of self to keeping life fun. Jules has been a gem for Danielle as she has maneuvered motherhood away from family and friends...and now we share this awesome gem of a lady with you! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and give us a high 5 review on iTunes if you love us. If not, let us know w...more

  • 21: Holy Cannoli, I'm Pregnant Again

    Aug 26 2016

    Danielle and Kate discuss the fact that Danielle is PREGNANT AGAIN. Madness ensues, tears are there and honest conversation about what's on Danielle's brain. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @GoHeadMama and like us on Facebook @GoHeadMama or email us anytime via letstalkmamacita@gmail.com !! And we always welcome a five-star review on iTunes. If you can't give us a 5 let us know what more you want from us via email!

  • 20: DANGER DANGER

    Aug 04 2016

    Kate and Danielle are back with another mom to mom chat about the things going on in their brains! This week they discuss their fears of dangers in the world and how they are managing these thoughts.

  • Every Mother Can Help #BlackLivesMatter #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile

    Jul 07 2016

    Kate shares some ideas on what you can do to stay involved and feel less helpless in the wake of another set of lost lives in America.

  • 19: Traveling as a Mama

    Jun 24 2016

    In this week's episode, Danielle and Kate talk traveling and what it's like to be away from your child in both social and professional settings. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @GoHeadMama and like us on Facebook!!

  • 18: Interview with Journalist Amy Westervelt

    Jun 10 2016

    In today's episode, Danielle sits down with Amy Westervelt, experienced journalist and mother of two, to talk about her career, what she's working on now, her motherhood, and more! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @GoHeadMama and like us on Facebook. Follow @amywestervelt and check out her podcast @rangepodcast, as well as her website amywestervelt.com!

  • 17: "Me-ternity," The Missed Opportunity

    May 20 2016

    This week, Danielle and Kate discuss the concept of a "me-ternity," (as put forth by Meghann Foye in her novel and Anna Davies in her New York Post article) and its equivalence, or lack thereof, to maternity leave. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@GoHeadMama) and like us on Facebook! Enjoy!

  • 16: Motherless Mothering

    May 05 2016

    Hola #mamas, We are back with another episode of GO 'Head Mama. This week Kate challenges Danielle to think about how she feels on mothering having lost her mother before having her daughter. They also discuss the struggle of using the word "mom" with other people. This and more on this week's episode of Go 'Head Mama. Don't forget to like us on FB and follow on Twitter.

  • 15: Let's Talk About...Faith

    Apr 21 2016

    This week Kate and Danielle open up about their personal spiritual beliefs and how their experiences with religion affect if and how they will introduce religion to their kids. Follow us on Twitter: @goheadmama Like us on Facebook: Go 'Head Mama Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/GoHeadMama Suggestions? Show Ideas? Let us know at letstalkmamacita@gmail.com

  • 14: Laura Goode on #DivaMomsChat

    Apr 07 2016

    This week, Kate discusses motherhood with the amazing Laura Goode! They are chatting all things tiny humans, feminism in Lifetime Movies, the de-sexualization of women as they become mothers, feeling like a teen mom and soooo much more! Enjoy! Follow Laura at @lauragoode and check her website out: www.lauragoode.com Follow us on Twitter and FB: @goheadmama AND SIGN UP FOR OUR TINYLETTER FOR GHM UPDATES! https://tinyletter.com/GoHeadMama

  • 13: Other People's Opinions

    Mar 12 2016

    We're back #mamas chatting it up about how we're dealing with societal pressures about being moms. We knew everyone had an opinion...we just didn't know everyone had an opinion on what we should and should not do as mothers! Listen and let us know how you are navigating the waters of judgement. This and more on Go 'Head Mama.

  • 12: It Don't Matter If You're Pink or Brown... Or Does It?

    Feb 28 2016

    Danielle is at the helm solo giving you all the first case of #TheMommyJournals where Danielle and Kate share personal stories they've experienced. This week Danielle discusses how she handled her daughter already noticing that her skin is different from the rest of her nursery mates, the importance of self-image and celebrating individuality at an early age. Check out her post on Medium about the encounter: https://goo.gl/t3EhG3

  • 11: Feelin' Myself: The Valentine's Day Episode

    Feb 12 2016

    This Valentine's weekend, Danielle and Kate navigate the anxiety inducing waters of finding yourself attractive post pregnancy. The shit ain't easy... but these two mama besties hash out how they have been dealing with their sense of physical beauty in the midst of the holiday that can make us all question our beauty and attractiveness. All in all, you better be feelin' yourselves mamas, because you all rock!

  • 10 Lindsay Shelton-Gross on #DivaMomsChat

    Jan 28 2016

    This time Kate is interviewing the wonderful Lindsay Shelton-Gross and they are discussing loads including: the ways in which Lindsey is raising her tiny white men to be compassionate citizens in society, accepting her flaws, and her desire to go half-sies on a sensory deprivation tank with Kate:)

  • 09 Tata 2015, Hellllloooooo 2016

    Jan 16 2016

    This episode Danielle and Kate chat about how they survived the holidays with their bundles of joy + their families. They also chat about resolutions and resolving to keep themselves at the forefront of their resolutions. Danielle confesses her love for journals and Kate encourages all of us to focus on the positive that the last year brought before jumping into the typical new year resolutions!

  • 08 Protecting Your Child From The World: Nursery, Aylan & Ahmed

    Sep 18 2015

    This week, Kate and Danielle lose the comfortable tone and get all the way real. They laugh through the emotions of dropping your child to day care for the first time, discuss the extreme sympathy that mothers feel when seeing the current state of the Syrian Crisis and attempt to pick up their jaws around why Ahmed Mohamed can't build a clock in 2015. This and more on GoHeadMama!

  • 07 The United States Does Not Care About Mothers

    Sep 04 2015

    This week Kate and Danielle take on the topic of maternity leave. With the US failing in comparison to other developed nations regarding maternity leave with only 12 weeks unpaid leave, this conversation includes a lot of blank stares around why parents arent cared for in today's work place.

  • 06 The Art of Being A Stay At Home Mom with Donielle Buie

    Aug 09 2015

    This week we chat with Donielle Buie. Donielle discusses what led her to the decision of being a stay at home mom. She also shares her tips on staying self-aware in the process. To connect with Donielle you can find her at www.wifemotherleader.com

  • 05 To Work or Not To Work... Who The Hell Knows

    Jul 26 2015

    NEW Episode: This week Kate & Danielle share their experiences about going back to work and staying at home. They've taken different paths so listen up to get some insight into how they are feeling about their decisions so far. The conversation also includes a little insight into how passionate Kate is about women running in heels in movies. The hilarity continues with more honest discussions on Go Head Mama.

  • 04 Jennelle Royal on Maintaining Friendships

    Jul 26 2015

    UPDATED VERSION: Here it is again, the lovely mother of 3, Jennelle, about how she has dealt with the changes in her friendships as a new mother.

  • 03: Interacting With Other Humans AKA The Friends Episode

    Jun 07 2015

    Friends...How many of us have them? This week Kate and Danielle discuss the ways their friendships have changed since having their babes. We love our friends... our brains just interact with them differently these days :)

  • 02: Sarah Stanley on Anxieties & Expectations

    May 24 2015

    This week Danielle interviews awesome diva mom Sarah Stanley. Sarah gives her take on the feelings she went through when she found out she was pregnant and how she is managing now.

  • 01 Anxieties & Expectations

    May 10 2015

    Danielle & Kate discuss the expectations and anxieties they had about becoming parents.