Talking Modern Day Motherhood with the Engine Mom

We recently had the opportunity to meet Maria Alcoke, the host of The Engine Mom Podcast. Since we loved the conversation so much we wanted to replay the episode for all of you today! We talked with Maria all about our vision for Generation.Mom and the community that we’re creating!

What’s In This Episode:

  • A little background on Lara & Jenn and their families
  • What currently fuels both Lara & Jenn
  • How Generation.Mom got started
  • How Lara & Jenn’s experiences have shaped their vision for Generation.Mom
  • The importance of community in motherhood
  • The biggest takeaways from building this community for moms
  • The impact of authentic vulnerability in a community
  • What Jenn & Lara have learned from other moms
  • Maria’s rearview wrap up questions for Jenn & Lara


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“Creating content for the Generation.Mom podcast, for our online community, and across our social media platforms that’s the biggest thing that’s been fueling me and giving me energy to get through all of the other things I have going on in life.”


“She was so different than I was and I could identify that her strengths were my weaknesses and that really I needed her as a part of my life.”


“There’s something so comforting about being surrounded by people that you feel like are all losing it together. There’s definitely solidarity in that.”


“We want to both be mom, but we also both want to be the inspired individual that we worked really hard to be prior to being mom.”


“We just are both really real, and really honest, and as vulnerable as we can be.”


“It looks different for everybody every day.”


“Nobody is killing it every single day.”

“I’m not a ‘bad mom’, I’m just a mom. I’m just trying the best I can like everybody else.”


“I wouldn’t ever treat another mom that way so why would I treat or think those things about myself?”


“Everybody’s a work in progress somewhere.”


“If I find my husband annoying three times in one day then it’s me, it’s not him.”


“If we don’t learn to love it along the journey then what’s the point?”


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