Parenting

  • In-Between: Butterfly Years & Parenting Advice with Momma Cindy

    After a year and a half, I FINALLY brought on the myth, the legend, my mother,  Cindy Cheney! We cover a lot of ground in this week's in-between, from getting to know my mother and our relationship,  some pretty sound parenting advice, if I say so myself, and next year being our Butterfly Year. Momma Cindy has always represented what's good in the world, and I believe I wouldn't be doing this career if it weren't for her. 

    In this week's episode: 

    • Get to meet my mom and better understand our relationship
    • What it was like growing up with a single, handicap mother
    • The core pillars that defined her parenting, and her advice to other parents, soon-to-be parents, and the "one day" parents (trust me, I turned out pretty good, so she must have something right)
    • What's a butterfly year and why 2024 is ours
    • My mom's big time physical transformation
    • Tapping into your light 
    • Reflecting on 2023 and what's to come 

    This episode is very special to me, as I am so lucky that I have a mother who supports me in this wild adventure. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about me and my biggest rock throughout every single one of life's in-betweens. 

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  • In-Between: Navigating Heavy Grief & A Tribute To Our Best Girl

    In the two weeks since we last chatted, our beautiful, perfect baby girl, Luna, left us earthside. She was only 7. For those caught up with the pod, you know Luna was our pup, our child, one of our greatest sources of joy and now she's gone. After taking a few weeks to simply mourn, exist and process this grief, although I'm not at all over it,  I was ready to come back to the pod. 

    I promise this week's episode doesn't spiral into emotional rage. Instead, I wanted to talk about pet loss, loss in general, and grief, from what creates grief, navigating grief, managing so many conflicting and intense emotions at the same time, and what's been helping me during this unforeseen darkness and storm called grief. 

    This week's episode covers:

    • Luna's passing (do not worry, there are no triggering details on her earthly exit, but moreso what we believe led us to this tragic outcome)
    • Managing your own guilt when dealing with grief 
    • Navigating the storm of grief- do I run or do I sit with it? Spoiler alert: you weather the storm, one moment at a time
    • Things that have brought me comfort and peace . Community being one of the biggest pillars of support. 
    • The grieving process in general
    • My 3 things I've learned the most about grief during this time 


    Grief is ultimately love. It's painfully beautiful that something so harsh and dark and empty exists because of love. That's what I focus on today. Grief is chronic, it stays with you. It changes you. In the words of new favorite person, Nora McInerny, "You don't move on. You move forward." 

    I hope this episode brings some comfort to you or someone you know who is currently navigating grief. I cannot thank you enough for giving me the time and space for myself and to be welcomed back with so much love. This is what The In-Between was created  for, to find purpose, community, and understanding of all the crazy, beautiful life stuff we experience. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's weird, and sometimes it's painful. Together, we will get through. 

    This one's for you, Luna. I know you are with me now and forever, and will be with me as I build this community the way I always said. Thank you for finding us and  showing us how beautiful life and the world can be. Until you find us again, because I know you will, I love you, baby girl. 

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  • In-Between: Thanksgiving Boundaries

    This week's episode is giving thanks and enforcing boundaries. As much as we'd like to think everyone is looking forward to the holidays with family, a lot of us are stressed to enter our dysfunctional family dynamic. In today's In-Between, I'm giving some advice and tips that I picked up from author, Nedra Glover Tawwab, on what you can do to protect your peace and maintain boundaries. If you'd like to read the article I cited in today's episode, you can find it here: https://www.theskimm.com/wellness/setting-boundaries.  I discuss three tips for establishing boundaries, so that you can ultimately keep your peace this holiday season. 

    I'm also giving you life updates, chats around the fall of Matt Rife, and all the exciting thing coming up. Look at on social media for more updates. *wink wink*

    OOOH! And don't forget – The In-Between Vision Board Party IS happening January 6th!!! Stay tuned on my social for details and link to register. 

    Happy Thanksgiving! 

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  • In-Between: The Relationship with Yourself & Being a Mom w/ Jenna Cheney

    In the second episode of The In-Between's Mother's Day Series, Elizabeth brings on her cousin-in-law to talk about navigating the line between motherhood and the relationship with yourself. Jenna was in her early 20's when she had two children close together. For several years, her body was not her own between being pregnant and breast feeding. With a new role at a company she loves, she was also struggling with her identity. In this episode, Jenna unveils what was the moment that reminded her that just because she was a mom, that didn't mean she had to forget her needs and who she was as an individual. We talk about having cups – your mom cup, your wife/partner cup, your work/employee cup, but what about a cup of your own? It's about finding comfort in who you are and letting go of the guilt that society attaches to that.
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    If you want to keep up with Jenna & how she juggles it all, you can follow her on instagram @Jenna_Leigh_Cheney 

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  • In-Between: Motherhood & The Path Back to You w/ Lisa

    In Honor of Mother's Day this coming weekend, I'm bringing on one of my besties to talk about motherhood and finding yourself again. We talk about not recognizing yourself or your body – Lisa had two babes back-to-back, and how bad habits can lead to ignoring your needs. Being a mama bear is NOT an easy job, but if you're not showing up for yourself, how can you expect to do that for your family? We talk about it all on this week's In-between, from partner communication, balancing the ebb and flow of being a working mom – juggling the professional growth and motherhood, fighting against perfectionism, and finding your community.

    If you enjoyed today's episode and want to keep up with Lisa, follow her on Instagram @lisakaymh!

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  • In-Between: The Infertility Journey w/ Tyaira

    *This week's in-between comes with a *content warning* – subject matter includes infertility, pregnancy loss, and miscarriages. * 

    One of Elizabeth's best friends joins her on the podcast today – say hi to Tyaira! We're talking about an in-between that doesn't get discussed nearly as much as it should, and one that affects more people than you probably realize: infertility. Tyaira opens up to tell her  journey (so far) in navigating infertility. Head's up, this is a very emotional conversation that is honest, raw, hopeful, and everything in-between. Tyaira calls it the silent club, the club no one really talks about publicly, but one that has a lot of members. Today's episode is for anyone who is walking this path, has walked this path, or knows someone who has and how they can better support them from the outside. The In-between is honored to share to Tyaira's story and hopes that it helps someone feel seen and less alone.  

    If you'd like to follow Tyaira to keep up with her journey and farm life, follow her on Instagram @thehappyhomestead_ga!


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  • In-Between: Seasons of Waiting

    **Correction, Aristotle said "Patience in bitter, but the fruit is sweet." I mistakenly credit that to the wrong person. This is why you should always check your notes!**

     Welcome back to an all new episode of The in-Between Podcast! Today's topic is on the more sensitive side. I've been wanting to talk about this for a while but haven't had the courage.

    In life, we experience seasons of waiting. Waiting for the next chapter, next milestone, next life accomplishment. We don't talk about the emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual toll these chapters in life have on us, not even including how lonely it feels.

    Today's episode is about these seasons of waiting. About banding together to feel supported during these uncertain times. I may not have the answers,  but I hope I can offer support and validation.

    You are not alone. <3

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    Connect with me:
    @in.betweenpod on Instagram
    @elizabethcheney_ on Instagram
    @theinbetweenpodcast on TikTok
    The In-Between Podcast on YouTube