Episode 49: Special Guest Kate Markovitz on Motherhood and the Postpartum Period

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #49: Motherhood and the Postpartum Period

Special guest: Kate

Your host: Shelby

[0:45] Intro

[1:43] Kate: I’m a holistic nutritionist and I am diving into helping new moms

[2:25] Kate: I have zero interest in being a parenting expert, I’m here to connect and support and share

[4:26] Kids need to be able to express their emotions

[5:17] Give yourself mom-credit when credit is due

[5:43] Practice letting emotions flow through you

[6:17] Kids are often simply testing boundaries to find proper ways to respond to their emotions

[7:45] Differentiating between parenting your children’s behaviors VS trying to manage your children’s emotions

[8:30] Shelby shares how she lets her toddler process his anger

[10:05] Kate: I try to model healthy ways to show anger

[11:05] Shelby: If I can work on myself, then I can be a better parent

[12:07] Learning how to ask for help

[12:24] Realizing that it takes a village

[13:25] Kate: It’s such a relief when you realize that you’re not the only person who is capable of taking care of your child

[13:40] AD: Take Root

[14:45] Realizing your limits as a parent

[16:58] As a parent, you get to walk through hard emotions and moments with your kids

[18:45] Shelby: Do you, as a parent, have ways that help you express your big emotions?

[18:50] Kate: Writing really helps me process my emotions

[20:05] Kate: I like working out, but I’ve had to change the way I exercise after being pregnant

[20:33] Shelby: I’m learning how to sit in silence to identify how I’m feeling

[23:04] Shelby: Tell us about your journal

[23:08] Kate: I have a journal/coloring book called The Postpartum Grace Guide

[23:46] Kate: Situations can be different, but the postpartum struggle is very similar for many moms

[24:50] Kate shares her struggle with postpartum depression/anxiety

[28:12] Motherhood is equally joyful and difficult

[29:04] Kate describes the inspiration and research that went into building her Postpartum Grace Guide

[32:56] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats

[34:09] Shelby: I’m excited to use your guide as a tool to help me stay grounded and in the moment while processing all my emotions

[35:11] Motherhood can feel repetitive

[35:41] Kate: The Guide is meant to only take 5-10 minutes each day

[36:34] Shelby: If you were to give a word of wisdom to moms in the postpartum period, what would you say?

[36:58] Kate: Take a deep breath and feel your feelings; it’s okay to not be okay

[38:04] Take each day for what it is

[38:25] Shelby: I found that I reached a point where I finally felt confident as a mom; it took time, but I got there

[39:35] Kate: I didn’t let people know I was struggling postpartum. I had to learn to let people in

[41:35] Being confident in your parenting style

[42:17] What works for one child might not work for another

[43:06] Shelby boosts the giveaway of the Postpartum Grace Guide

[43:18] Shelby: Where can our listeners find you?

[43:58] Use code ROOTEDMIND for 10% off your order at motherhoodgrace.com

[44:04] Outro


Find Kate online:





Listen here:





Google Podcasts




U.S. Wellness Meats: U.S. Wellness Meats was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri (pop. 98) by visionary farmers, who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. By returning to rotational grazing practices that are good for the planet and good for our cattle, we led the way in introducing a new generation to the unmatched taste, tenderness, and healthiness of grass-fed beef. Click here to shop. Use code “Grassland” to save 15% off your order.



Take Root Cafe:  Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis. We are changing the way people eat and interact with their food. Take Root is joining over 60 other cafes in the U.S. dedicated to ending hunger in our nation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s