Soul Mammas | The Podcast
Real motherhood talk on passionate, mindful living as parents.
The idea for this podcast came to me when I was feeding my infant under an umbrella at my favorite beach in Southern California, while watching the surfers out in the line-up. I have been surfing for almost three decades, and I suddenly realized that this was the first time in my life, other than for five months during my pregnancy, that I was unable to run out there freely and just hop in the water like I once could to catch a few waves. Not one to passively be a spectator, I then thought to myself, “Am I going to lose all of the independence I once had, now that I am a new mom?” Then more questions quickly followed. “Will I forever have to ask my hubby for permission to go surfing, or do the other pursuits I had once been on fire about, so he can watch the baby? Is my identity forever changed?”
This is where and when I knew in my heart that I, too, needed a Tribe of other Soul Mammas. Together, through the community of motherhood, I believe we can find and create strength for each other, and try to gain clarity, understanding and courage about how we can best proceed as passionate women and mothers.
Here I will be interviewing mamas who come from a variety of backgrounds and who have figured out that their happiness is just as important as their families. These women will talk to us about how they have navigated being a “soul” mamma and what that looks like on a day-to-day basis. These moms don’t have the “perfect” balanced lives. Oh no, they are real mamas just like you and I who have created an intention to live a passionate and fulfilled life. I will also be sharing my own stories and insights as an avid surfer, yoga instructor, teacher, entrepreneur and first-time mom. These include the trials and tribulations of motherhood-my four day long birth story, experience with postpartum anxiety, miscarriage and all-consuming fatigue, to name a few.
Podcasts air weekly and average 30-45 mins.
About the Host
Nicole De Leon is a certified yoga teacher, surfer of over two decades, entrepreneur, former art teacher, mommy to an infant and step-mom to two teenage boys. Nicole created the Soul Mammas Podcast as an offering for women to connect with a like-minded tribe of Soul Mammas who want to speak candidly about motherhood, including the hard parts and the sometimes overwhelming beauty. As an avid ocean lover who has spent more time in the water than on land, motherhood was an incredible shift that had Nicole questioning her identity in and out of the water.
As a new “stay at home mom” and podcast host, Nicole wondered how other women felt being labelled “just a mom” or a “working mom” and told to fit into a certain mold of motherhood. Also, she didn’t feel that she fit into a certain box of what a mom should be and wondered if there were other moms out there who felt the same way. Nicole grew curious about how moms who were once surfers, professional athletes or business owners, for instance, found the time to paddle out, train or launch new projects with kids. This is how the Soul Mammas Podcast began.
Nicole interviews guests who talk truthfully about the day-to-day experiences of a mom and how they maintain passionate, mindful living. The podcast will be covering topics like pregnancy through birth, birth stories, self care, relationship struggles, gender roles, identity, independence, finances, sex after birth, success, love, marriage, divorce, and alignment. In addition, Nicole will also be sharing her own stories of and insights gained from new motherhood.