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Distance Socially, Eat Locally with @waffluv @jdawgs @bambamsbbq

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

Release Date: 04/07/2020

Naming What Matters with Kendra Adachi of @thelazygenius show art Naming What Matters with Kendra Adachi of @thelazygenius

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

When it comes to finding out what is important to you in your life, the first step is to name what matters. Kendra Adachi, New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way, shares how this mantra has changed how she lives her life.

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Happiness and the Human Experience with Gretchen Rubin show art Happiness and the Human Experience with Gretchen Rubin

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

Happiness is part of the human experience, and today’s guest never tires of exploring the many facets of emotion and happiness. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies, has devoted her career and writing to understanding how humans respond to their expectations. In this episode of The MomForce Podcast, she explains that people’s responses to outer and inner expectations determines which of the four tendencies (upholder, questioner, obliger, or rebel) they have.

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Creating a House of Learning with LaNesha Tabb show art Creating a House of Learning with LaNesha Tabb

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Home is the first place a child begins to learn, and the role a parent plays in their children’s education has changed dramatically since the global pandemic began. LaNesha Tabb of @apron_education and author of Unpack Your Impact created a new curriculum for families to learn about diversity, inclusion and cultivating important conversations. In Lanesha’s words she tells us all how we can, “Stop being weird about race”. LaNesha is a kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience. 

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Choosing Plants Over Processed with Andrea Hannemann of @earthyandy show art Choosing Plants Over Processed with Andrea Hannemann of @earthyandy

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Sick of hearing "new year, new you"? Instead of New Year's resolutions, follow Andrea Hannemann in her pursuit of lifelong health habits. She lives by her mantra "plant over processed" and shares how you can do it, too!

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Take the Stress Out of Picky Eating with Jennifer Anderson of @kids.eat.in.color show art Take the Stress Out of Picky Eating with Jennifer Anderson of @kids.eat.in.color

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Picky eaters are stressful! Jennifer Anderson of Kids Eat In Color is joining us to help take all that stress out with her best tips and tricks on how to make snack time and dinner time more enjoyable!

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Family Holiday Fun with Melissa Joan Hart and Lifetime show art Family Holiday Fun with Melissa Joan Hart and Lifetime

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In the mood for some Christmas flicks? We’ve got you covered with all things Lifetime Christmas movies. Vanessa Quigley sat down with Melissa Joan Hart to talk about her experience on the set of Dear Christmas, what it’s like to film during Covid-19, her favorite holiday traditions and much more!

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Give the Gift of Connection show art Give the Gift of Connection

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

Chatbooks is about connection. And in this special episode of The MomForce Podcast, Vanessa Quigley, Chatbooks co-founder and mother of 7, is talking about how the perfect gift this holiday season is the gift of connection! Reflecting on past episodes with guests like Shea McGee, Dr. Tina Bryson and Jordan Page, Vanessa shares how connection can help strengthen our most important relationships. What better gift to give this holiday season!

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Designing a Beautiful Life with Shea McGee  show art Designing a Beautiful Life with Shea McGee

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Shea McGee of Studio McGee is joining Vanessa to talk about how she built her brand, alongside her husband Syd, while trying to balance being a wife and mother. 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine with Lisa Valentine Clark show art Laughter is the Best Medicine with Lisa Valentine Clark

The MomForce Podcast Hosted by Chatbooks

The iconic Chatbooks “Real Mom” Lisa Valentine Clark shares a behind-the-scenes look at her life as a mother, comedian and caretaker all in one.

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10 Tips and Takeaways by Top Experts and Everyday Moms from Season 1 show art 10 Tips and Takeaways by Top Experts and Everyday Moms from Season 1

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Vanessa is revisiting ten of the season's stand out tips and tricks about mothering and womanhood in this season finale episode of The MomForce Podcast.

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#Socialdistancing has upended most of our lives. We’ve been told to “stay safe, stay home”. And while that is exactly what we need to do, it's created a dire situation for many businesses that rely on the public to keep their doors opened. No industry has felt this more than your local food joints! Without major corporations backing them, these “ma and pop” shops have had to get creative in how they can continue to provide services to their customers while maintaining the recommended and sometimes mandated rules of #socialdistancing.

In today’s episode of The MomForce Podcast, host Vanessa Quigley is joined by her husband (and Chatbooks co-founder / CEO) as they chat with three local restaurants about how they’ve had to adapt to the current situation. 

Adam Terry, the owner of Waffle Love says the best thing you can do right now is to order a full priced meal! He says that businesses like his have significantly slimmer margins, so literally, every penny helps! What’s Vanessa’s favorite thing on the menu? Chicken and waffles!

Cameron Treu, the owner of Bam Bam’s BBQ (and host of The Nitty Gritty Podcast) says to spread the love! If you are heading to a drive thru that has 20 cars lined up, maybe find a joint that doesn't. Look for a place that doesn't even have a drive thru, but have improvised with a pull up service. Everyone needs a little bit of love right now. 

Jayson Edwards, the owner of JDawgs says to get scrappy! Rethink how you sell your food. If that means creating “at home kits” then do it! Jason and his team put together DIY kits of their famous hotdogs and special sauce for families to pick up and enjoy at home.

This is a weird time. A hard time. And seeing communities band together to help support local businesses show that the human spirit is ready for the challenge. If you are able, order take out. When #socialdistancing becomes a thing of the past, we are going to want to hit up our favorite hot spots and supporting them now will ensure that their doors will be opened and ready to serve! 

Click here to watch Waffle Love's TV show

Vanessa and Nate's podcast episode on The Nitty Gritty Podcast 

And check our Show Notes podcast blog page for Vanessa and Nate's top 10 local food spots!