Hello! We started a podcast! Why? Well, because as I was sitting with my hubby one night discussing our latest podcast binges, I thought, what better way to reach and help a ton of Mamas than a podcast? If you are one of many who are thinking, what the heck is a podcast? Don't worry, we will get in to all that in a minute! If you have heard of them but don't know how to download them...don't worry, we will get into that too! Moms are busy. How often do Moms get the chance to sit and read these days? I mean, a blog is great and we will continue that with our latest thoughts and teachings, but a podcast is just perfect for the busy Mama. You can listen to a podcast and learn something uber helpful while your leading your on the go life. You can turn us on while you are on the way to and from work, while you are exercising, or cooking a meal or bathing the kiddos. Whenever and wherever you are, you can get a little dose of Catch This Mama.
If you have been around the block and know what podcasts are, you can head over to iTunes or Stitcher and download our first few episodes. If you are new to the podcast world, keep scrolling and we'll tell you a bit about what they are and how to listen to our weekly episodes!
So far, this journey has been hilarious, challenging, and has taken us completely out of our comfort zone. You know back in the day when you would hear your recorded voice message and almost cringe because you were less than impressed with your voice? Yeah, that's exactly how I felt the first hundred times I listened to myself. But, it got easier and we got a bit more confident with each recording. Creating a podcast is a lot harder than it looks! I thought it would be easy and just take an hour each week of us recording. Well, that was far from reality. The first few times Emily and I got on together we spent about 35 minutes alone trying to figure out how to hear one another and operate the equipment. #nottechsavvy
But, we made it! And we couldn't be more excited to share this with you. The work and the uncomfortable state you are constantly in in the beginning is TOTALLY worth it. I know we are going to speak to a lot of you Mamas and your daily struggles. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride as you become empowered to own your mom life with Catch This Mama.
What is a podcast?
If you are somewhat new to the whole podcast concept, let us explain. Podcasts are episodes on audio files that allow you to listen to exactly what you want, when you want it, FOR FREE! It's kind of like when you record a program on your tv and get to watch it when you want, wherever you want! You can pause if you get interrupted and start right where you left off. Say good-bye to the boring radio and hello to on demand opportunities! Once you subscribe to the podcast(which is shown below), each episode that comes through will automatically download to your device once you get connected to wifi. So, another bonus is that it doesn't eat up your data!
My favorite way to listen to listen to podcasts is via my iPhone within the "podcast" app on our phone.
How to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes
Step 1 - click on the podcast app (purple button that says podcast) and then find the magnifying glass that to search for us! Type in our name "Catch This Mama" in that search bar.
Step 2 - Click on our mugs, otherwise known as the iTunes artwork that shows the picture of the two of us
Step 3 - After you click on our picture, you can press the subscribe button!
Step 4 - Click on the little clouds on the right hand side with the arrow pointing down. That will download your episode. This will ensure you aren't using any data up!
Step 5 - Press play and enjoy the show!
What to expect on the podcast
You can plan on Catch This Mama to give you one episode a week. One week I will feature a warrior Mama who has overcome adversity to reach their version of success. You can expect topics ranging from Mamas dealing with special needs children, to having to overcome the loss of a loved one, to losing their job. The topics are endless and nothing is off limits! So, please send us topics you'd like to hear about and we will do our best to find a Mama who has overcome that challenge! You can also expect a bi-weekly episode with my co-host Emily. She is the self proclaimed "cool mom" and I am the "crunchy mom". We will cover everything MOM. Topics will range from products we are loving to make our lives easier, to suffering the dreadful mom guilt, to sharing stories about owning our mom life, it will all be there! Episodes with Emily will be lighthearted and fun!
In the first 4 to 6 weeks we have the opportunity to get on the "New and Noteworthy" list on iTunes! Which ultimately means more downloads, more people listening and more Catch This Mama coming at you! We are so humbled and overwhelmed by the support you've given to us! In the first few weeks, we hope that you will rate us on iTunes and show us some MAJOR love so we can make this a BIG success. We hope you enjoy the work we've put into this and cannot thank you enough for supporting Catch This Mama! So, effective TODAY, March 2nd, you can grab your passport, head over to iTunes and start your journey to owning your mom life!
With Love and Gratitude,
Catch This Mama