Every week, Rachel chats with various CEOs and founders, wellness experts, industry leaders and more who share their inspiring stories on how they got to where they are today.
Greg Davidson & Michael Wieder - The Best Friends + Co-Founders of Lalo
52:59#67: On this episode we speak with Greg Davidson and Michael Wieder the Co-Founders behind the toddler and kids brand Lalo. They are the creators of the most aesthetic yet functional baby, toddler and kid products for your home. You 1000% have heard of these guys from my Instagram and they are one of our favorites. To the point where we invested in their company a couple years ago and have been cheering for the brand since day 1. Here are some of the topics we discuss in the episode: Backgrounds and roles at Lalo Why did two guys without kids think to launch a baby/kids brand Did you have the idea for a product first or just saw something missing in the space Being an entrepreneur and learning to build a brand on the fly Current product line up What’s next - bath line, kitchen, etc. Where do you get new product development ideas from Juggling work life balance as founders of a start up Greg & Michael’s current favorite Lalo product Rachel & Jordan’s top picks for new products for Lalo to make + so much more! For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Jenny Mollen - The *Hilarious* + Candid Mom Behind Dictator Lunches, Author, Actress
58:54#66: On this episode we speak with Jenny Mollen, the author, actress and hilarious personality on all things motherhood, feeding her kids, being married to Jason Biggs and random parts of her life. Jenny dives into two of her books that released this year: Dictator Lunches and a novel: City of Likes (this is no small feat fam wowza). Here are some of the topics we discuss in the episode: Pregnancy and deciding on having more children City vs. suburb life Motherhood and feeding our children Jenny's experience with SIBO Postpartum hyperthyroidism Why Jenny picks NYC over LA Where Jenny came up with the idea of Dictator Lunches Whose the real Dictator behind her kids lunches Tips and tricks to make food fund for kids Jenny's novel City of Likes and now turning it into a TV show + so much more because we both may be the most chatty humans ever. Thank you Cerebelly for sponsoring this episode. Code RACHL20 for 20% off your order at cerebelly.com For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
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Dr. Teresa Purzner & Nick Langan - Co-Founders of Cerebelly On What To Feed Your Kids + All Things Brain Development
56:38#65: On this episode, we speak with the Co-Founders of Cerebelly, Dr. Teresa Purzner & Nick Langan. Dr. Purzner is not just just co-founder of industry-changing Cerebelly but also a world renowned practicing neurosurgeon and developmental neurobiologist who realized the importance of the nutrients needed for a childs brain to develop. We dive into this topic and so much more in this episode! Here are some of the topics we discuss in the episode: Why Cerebelly was started and why it's different from other baby brands 16 nutrients needed to help support a childs brain development Heavy metals in food regardless if organic or not What nutrients are usually deficient in a North American diet What to look for on nutritional panel for your children Some go-to meals or ideas to feed your children to ensure they are getting the proper nutrients Shelf stable foods without preservatives Needs in the market for pregnant mothers - snacks for pregnant mothers and lactating mothers What mothers can do while pregnant to help support their babies brain development Also use the code RACHL20 for 20% off your order at cerebelly.com! For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Expo East 2022 Recap + The Low Down On grt sht ventures!
47:16#64: In this episode, Jord and I are chatting about the new products and latest trends we saw while attending the 2022 Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia. We also give an update on our venture fund - grt sht ventures and what we have been up to since launching in the spring. Heres a recap of some of the brands and products we discuss in today's episode from Expo East 2022: Jack & Annies Egglife Fabalish HumanCo - Against the Grain, Snowdays, Cosmic Bliss GoNanas SweetNothings Dalci Marco Ice Cream Whoa RIND Snacks Soley Tony’s Chocolate Purely Elizabeth P.S. Snacks Lyre’s Some food trends we noticed while at Expo East 2022: Sunflower Oil Candy gummies Allulose Non-alcoholic beverages - spirits, wine (Surely), beer Less emphasis on plant based meat and cheese Finally, we provide an update on our venture fund: grt sht ventures and our latest investment into Seven Sundays. For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Mommy Labor Nurse on ALL Things Labor, Delivery + Recovery
1:10:48#63: In today's episode, we are chatting with Liesel Teen, the Founder of Mommy Labor Nurse. This episode is filled a ton of helpful information in how to prepare for childbirth, what to expect and tips on postpartum. Liesel and her team have so many amazing tips and trick over on their Instagram and they do such an awesome job empowering and educating women (and partners) on what to expect when having a baby and more. Here are some of the topics we discuss in the episode: How do you know it’s time to go to the hospital? What do pre labor run mean? And pooping in labor? What are your best tips for going unmedicated if someone chooses not to have an epidural? When is it too late to get an epidural? What are your thoughts on getting induced? Is the loss of the mucus plug a sign you're going into labor? What can you do to help with preparing for "easy delivery"? What are your must haves in your hospital bag? What to take from the hospital home with you? Any tips or words of wisdom for someone who knows they need to have a c-section and are nervous? What are your tips for c section recovery? Thoughts on getting multiple c sections? How do you know if you’re a good candidate vbac after a c-section? Can you do anything to prevent hemorrhoids from happening? Once you do have them how can you make the pain and discomfort less severe? What about vaginal tarring? What can you do to prevent that What’s the deal with not being able to eat post delivery with a c-section and when you’re in labor? + even more info in the episode! Thank you Cerebelly for sponsoring this episode. Code rachL20 for 20% off your order at cerebelly.com For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Fertility Journey to Baby #3, Miscarrying a Twin + All Things Pregnancy
57:58#62: In today's episode, we are sharing our story to getting pregnant with baby #3. Everything from our fertility journey with menopur and IUI, to finding out we are pregnant with twins and all things first trimester (and into second trimester!). We are also answering a handful of listener questions related to pregnancy, motherhood and more! Fertility journey: Did you get pregnant naturally this time? Why did you decide to keep it a secret about starting fertility treatment? What fertility supplements did you take when ttc? Do you do fertility acupuncture? What day past ovulation did you take a test? What did you do to promote implantation? Food supplements etc How did you handle losing a twin? What happened to twin 2 after they didn't make it? At what point in trying to start a family did you seek out a fertility doctor? This pregnancy: How did you tell Jordan you were pregnant? What have been your top 3 food cravings? When you have an unhealthy pregnancy craving like diet coke, how often do you go for it? Do you have gestational diabetes this pregnancy? How do you cope with having gestational diabetes? Can you drink olipop pregnant? How did you cope with nausea during the first trimester? How different does your body feel from the other 2 pregnancies? How do you continue making recipes and working during nausea and fatigue? How has your energy and mood been? Are you finding out the sex? What are you most looking forward to with the third baby? Do you restrict any foods while pregnant? How do you balance caring for yourself during pregnant and your kids? Do you have names picked out? Does anything about pregnancy in general give you anxiety? General questions about having kids: How has your approach to pregnancy and motherhood changed since having ezra? Was it insane going from 1 to 2? Did you struggle to have a third? How to persuade hubby to have baby #2? How do you feel about a 3rd and managing your business? How do you do bedtime with multiple kids? Will the baby have a nursery and big boys share? In your opinion: I know you're never “ready” but how ready should one be to start trying Any favorite maternity clothes? How do you tell your kids/explain to them you are pregnant? When did you start buying stuff during your first pregnancy? Favorite prenatal? Ritual (code RACHL20 for 20% off) Stretch mark cream for pregnancy? TULA body butter (code RACHL for 15% off) We also share our story over on my blog! For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
My Decision To Cut Out Alcohol 4+ Years Ago
42:56#61: In this episode, I am sharing why I decided to stop drinking 4 years ago and my perspective on living alcohol free. I discuss my history with alcohol and my adolescence/relationship with drinking and share why this has been a huge benefit in my life. But also why I don't expect everyone to hop on board the sober curious lifestyle. I also dive into listener questions on cutting out alcohol and touch on some of the points below: Why did I stop drinking alcohol? When did I know you needed to quit? Was it a hard realization? What positive changes have I seen since stopping? If I could go back, would I have cut out alcohol earlier? Did my friend group change when I stopped drinking? What is your go-to non alcoholic drink? Have I noticed a change in my health since stopping? Does Jordan wish I still drank? Do you think I say no to events that are centered around alcohol? Do I ever feel like you're missing out on social situations? Do people ever look at me funny for not drinking? How do I approach it with friends who love to drink? My tips for dating and being sober Thought on splitting the bill evenly with friends when eating out? How do I address questions when you're around a group of people who don’t get why you stopped drinking? How do I find other social ways to see friends without getting a drink? Do I smoke weed instead? Do I think I will ever start drinking again? For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Dr. James DiNicolantonio - The Basics Of Health, Sunlight, Exercise + Magnesium
57:35#60: In this episode, we are chatting with Dr. James DiNicolantonio. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. An expert on health and nutrition, he is also the author of six bestselling health books, The Salt Fix, The Longevity Solution, The Immunity Fix, The Mineral Fix and WIN. A preview of what we dive into in today's episode : What are some red flags for people to know they need to make some lifestyle changes For someone who is trying to start making changes or habits to their lifestyle, where would you suggest they begin? Why is sunlight so important and how should people incorporate it into their daily lives? If people should incorporate one work out into their lives what should they do? Can you really reverse type II diabetes? His thoughts on 80/20 lifestyle How parents can maintain healthy lifestyle with kids His thoughts on a plant-based diet and gluten and dairy Is Intermittent fasting for everyone? Why do we need magnesium? Everything to know. For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Speech Sisters - The Speech Language Experts On Everything You Need To Know To Get Your Child Talking
57:58#59: In this episode, we are chatting with the Speech Sisters, Brooke and Bridget on ALL things speech pathology. This episode is one of my favorites to date and it is filled with so much helpful and informative information you don't want to miss. Speech Sisters are one of my favorite follows on Instagram too. It is amazing! In today's episode we chat about *so* many things: When do you begin focusing on speech? What can you do with babies as a newborn to help set them up for success What are your thoughts on baby talk towards kids? At what age does this end. How much should a child be talking by 12 months? 18 months? 24 months? Is there different timelines for each sex when it comes to speech? How can you motivate a child to start talking more? What are your thoughts on the new AAP guidelines? How has the pandemic impacted speech for kids? When do you know if your child needs a SLP? What can caretakers do to help as much as they can with best speech practices? What are red flags to look for? What are your thoughts on signs and doing sign language for babies How does tongue tie impact a child’s speech Is a child who is learning 2 languages going to take longer to learn to talk? Do you have tips on overcoming and improving a lisp? Does drinking from a straw or even using pacifier or sucking thumb delay speech? + SO much more! Subscribe to stay in the now on all the new episodes coming out. And please rate/review/share the episode and tag me so we can hear from you!! Thank you Sprout Living for sponsoring this episode. Code JUSTTHEGOODSTUFF for 20% off your order and sproutliving.com For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com
Courtney Schreiber - Founder of Brow Eyed Girl On All Things Eye Brows, Microblading + Permanent Make Up
46:17#58: In this episode, we are chatting with the Founder of Brow Eyed Girl, Courtney Schreiber! Courtney is the go-to for all things eye brows, permanent make up and she is FULL of knowledge about micro blading, lash lifts and tints and more. In today's episode we chat about *so* many things: The world of permanent make up What exact is microblading? Should you get it? How your eye brows define your face How to know what kind of brows are good for you? What are powdered brows? Who was the first person to start talking bout microblading and make it "trendy" and popular? What to do if you have thin eye brows How many times you can get your brows microbladed What brow serums to try to promote hair growth The details on a lash lift and what that is What men can also do for their brows Everything you need to know about permanent make up on your lips How to find a brow expert by you + SO much more! Subscribe to stay in the now on all the new episodes coming out. And please rate/review/share the episode and tag me so we can hear from you!! For more from me, I'm over on IG @rachLmansfield, tiktok @rachLmansfield and rachLmansfield.com