How do Moms do it?

Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood and Mentoring

Join us on the LEMIWorks! Podcast as Heidi and Tati dive deep into the whirlwind journey of motherhood and mentorship. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of the trials and triumphs that come with parenting and guiding others, all through the lens of two seasoned moms who’ve been there, done that, and have the wisdom to prove it.

Heidi and Tati don’t shy away from the tough stuff. They get real about the rollercoaster of emotions that parenting can evoke, especially during those high-stress times like the holiday season. It’s a candid look at the pressures to perform, to be everything to everyone, and how it can sometimes feel like you’re falling short.

But it’s not all heavy hearts and tough talks. Our hosts share a beacon of hope in the form of strategies and personal insights that have helped them navigate the murky waters of mental health challenges. From recognizing their own limits to prioritizing what truly matters, changing their expectations, and harnessing the power of the ‘mind’s eye’, Heidi and Tati offer up a toolkit for battling anxiety and depression with grace.

The biggest gem of wisdom they share? The art of letting go. The reminder that mothers, despite the societal pressure to do it all, really only need to do what they can. The rest, as Heidi and Tati beautifully put it, is in the hands of a higher power.

So, if you’re feeling the weight of motherhood or mentorship, or if you’re just in need of some solid, soulful advice, tune in. This episode of the LEMIWorks! Podcast is a warm embrace, a friendly chat, and a reminder that you’re not alone in this journey.


The 7th Sense by John Cooper Ramo
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

00:01 Introduction: The Challenges of Motherhood

00:20 Personal Experiences: Balancing Motherhood and Holidays

01:39 The Emotional Toll of Motherhood

03:18 Understanding the Modern World: The 7th Sense

04:23 The Plagues of Different Centuries

05:31 The Epidemic of Mental Health Issues

07:18 The Challenges of Homeschooling

08:18 Understanding Personal Limitations and Priorities

11:40 The Importance of Attachment Theory

18:03 The Role of Community and Mentors

22:27 Managing Expectations and Embracing Success

28:43 Changing Expectations and Embracing Self-Worth

29:10 The Power of ‘I am Enough’

30:18 The Ideal vs. The Reality

31:02 The Importance of Love and Connection in Mentoring

32:17 Adjusting Expectations and Embracing Flexibility

32:26 The Power of Positive Self-Talk

39:30 The Importance of Understanding Roles in Mentoring

45:57 The Power of Inspiration in Mentoring

49:16 The Trenches of Motherhood and Mentoring

52:54 The Role of a Higher Power in Mentoring