554546288429728 How to Find Balance and Freedom as You Parent with Robin Long from The Balanced Life - The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast

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2nd Mar 2020

How to Find Freedom and Balance with Diet and Exercise with Robin Long from The Balanced Life

Ever feel like you're drowning in parenthood, feeling trapped and stuck as you try to balance it all, especially when it comes to diet and exercise? You don't have to. This week we're honored to have Robin Long as our guest to tell us about a better way. She's the founder of The Balanced Life, where she helps other women find grace over guilt when it comes to eating and exercise, but also in all other areas of their lives. Robin is passionate about helping women love their bodies, become the healthiest version of themselves, and take a realistic and balanced approach to health & fitness. 

About the Balanced Life:

The Balanced Life is a website and membership community that provides high quality online Pilates workouts for busy women.

Sign up now to join Robin on the FREE Strength & Stress Relief Challenge March 9-13

  • The Strength & Stress Relief Challenge is a free 5-day Pilates challenge hosted by Robin Long and The Balanced Life.
  • No equipment necessary. All you need is access to the internet and a comfortable place to do your Pilates.
  • All levels are welcome and perfect for every stage of life!
  • Each workout is just 15 minutes long and is designed to help you improve your consistency, build strength, and improve the way you feel in your body each day!
  • Everyday you will receive an email with a Pilates workout + one super simple, yet powerful, way to reduce stress as you go throughout their day.

Join the Balanced Life Sisterhood starting March 16 (Enrollment Open March 16-20 only) 

As a Sisterhood member, each month you'll receive:

  • A Monthly Workout Calendar - a M-F plan that's flexible and easy to follow. 
  • A Monthly Wellness Focus
  • An On-Demand Pilates Workout Library
  • An Uplifting Community of Women 
  • A Database of Easy and Healthy Recipes 

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Hey Mama! It's Dr. Whitney. As I look back on my parenthood journey and think about the times I’ve felt the most overwhelmed or lost, they all share one common theme: in all of them, I felt directionless or like I was moving in the wrong direction. So, I started getting really intentional about figuring out what I needed to focus on daily to help me move toward what I actually wanted for me and for my kids months and years down the line.  

After some time, I realized I had something I could come back to when I felt rudderless but ALSO that I felt lost less often. So, I started writing down for the Modern Mommy Doc community more about 6 core areas of focus: dreaming big, spending time on what matters, making space for ourselves, investing in our physical and mental health, parenting in partnership, and the way we parent our kids. That’s how the Parenting with Intention Journal came to be…because, as I shared what I learned about intentional parenting with other moms in my clinic or online, it resonated with them. In it, we walk through how to how to make parenting with intention a daily practice.

We designed the Parenting with Intention Journal to be beautiful. It’s a vegan leather hardback with foil-pressed matte gold on the cover. It includes 16 pages of instructional material with 192 pages of ivory lined paper so you can document every day how you’re going to set your intentions for motherhood and for your life. You can find it at www.modernmommydoc.com/shop.

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About the Podcast

The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast
Giving modern moms the tools, resources, and information they need to win at parenting without losing themselves.
The world has so much to say about what it means to be a good mom. Most of it is unattainable and anxiety-provoking. The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast helps moms say "no" to unrealistic expectations for a perfectly-balanced life and say "yes" to what really matters. You'll hear inspiring interviews with experts in each of the core areas modern moms who parent with intention know are critical for success –dreaming big, spending time on things that matter, making space for themselves, investing in their mental and physical health, parenting in partnership, and being intentional about the way they parent their kids.

Your host is Whitney Casares, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. She's a Stanford-trained, board-certified pediatrician, author, speaker, blogger @modernmommydoc, and mom of two. Drawing on her own experience as a working mom in the modern world, she's curated a group of expert guests to help you find the credible advice you're looking for when it comes to taking care of your child and taking care of yourself.

We live in an era filled with so many questions around parenting and finding balance. On the Modern Mommy Doc Podcast, you'll find the focused answers you've been looking for.

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Whitney Casares

Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician and a mom to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. Every day, she tries to balance taking care of work, her kids, and herself, laughing at the craziness of the early years with young ones.

After completing her undergraduate degree in Journalism, she completed her medical school training at The University of Vermont and her pediatrics residency training at Stanford University. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from The University of California, Berkeley. She cares for children and adolescents as a full-time, Board-certified pediatrician in Portland, Oregon. Her passion is helping parents find their way to confidence and success as they raise their kids.

Being a modern parent is a challenge and an adventure – Dr. Casares knows it first-hand. She developed Modern Mommy Doc to inspire, educate and encourage moms and dads so they can win at parenting without losing themselves.