Steph Flies is the Founder & Director of City Mom Collective - providing “a positive voice for motherhood by connecting moms to resources and parenting perspectives unique to their communities”. Steph and I met at the Mom 2.0 Summit last month and instantly vibed in the spirit of fun and our shared passion for empowering women and families to live with balance, joy, and love! Tune in to this episode to hear about the power of connection and the amazing opportunity to establish community with other moms, parents, and families in your area!
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Show Notes for Episode 70. Interview With Steph Flies: City Mom Collective, Ep.70
Episode Timestamp Notes:
00:00 - Welcome! I am excited to bring this interview with Steph Flies, Founder & Director of City Mom Collective.
01:58 - Steph’s focus has been growing the network after founding its original site, Scottsdale Moms Blog, in 2009. Now living in the greater Minneapolis area, Steph oversees the national network by spearheading growth strategies, sales initiatives, and shepherding and encouraging an ever-increasing number of moms managing individual local parenting websites. Steph and I met in LA at the Mom 2.0 Summit! https://mom2.com/
04:48 - Meet Steph Flies and her passion for creating connection, community, and support among moms with the City Mom Collective. https://www.momcollective.com/
08:58 - Parenting, especially for new parents, can feel isolating. Creating and finding community can be empowering and helpful.
12:21 - Reference of mind miners from the Disney movie, Inside Out. Parenting is difficult and it is also so lovely.
13:40 - Our minds tend to hold on to unpleasant experiences and memories like velcro, and the mind tend to interact like teflon with the pleasant, joyful experiences; from Insight Timer Course: “From Surviving to Thriving” with Kate James - https://insighttimer.com/
15:09 - Steph talks about the origin of her business, the City Mom Collective. Writers help connect moms and families with local resources. City Mom Collective has 80 sites across the U.S. https://www.momcollective.com/our-sister-sites/
19:08 - If interested in starting a sister site of City Mom Collective, complete the Business Interest Form and/or send the information to a friend! https://www.momcollective.com/join-us/
25:50 - Topics of interest mentioned in recent blog posts at City Mom Collective - managing anxiety in youth https://www.momcollective.com/blog/children-anxiety-an-interview-with-dr-mitnaul/ (with Dr. Mitnaul); impact of competitive sports on mental health of youth and family dynamics https://www.momcollective.com/blog/protecting-the-mental-health-of-kids-in-competitive-sports/ (by Elizabeth Baker)
33:40 - Events, services, and programs within the City Mom Collective.
39:52 - Changing our reality and/or changing our expectations.
43:22 - Minimize avoidable stress; build and strengthen skills to manage stress that is unavoidable.
44:58 - Steph’s unexpected silver linings through Pandemic 2020. - Bonus time with her young kids and perspective shift in the opportunity to help and support others in her business in new ways.
49:40 - Invitation to reflect upon your own silver lining(s) that have become apparent through Pandemic 2020 or a different storm or difficult time.
51:02 - On building resilience - considerations in ourselves, our families, our children.
53:19 - Thank you for listening!! - Please share this episode!! Share the love, spread the power. Subscribe, rate and review so that I can continue to deliver meaningful, helpful, and empowering content!
54:06 - Find me on social media @dr_lyz and at https://www.drlyz.com Find Steph at https://www.momcollective.com/ and please LIKE/LOVE/COMMENT/FOLLOW on social media posts to support us and your other entrepreneur friends!
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