Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered
Forgiving Our Mothers, Ep #10

Forgiving Our Mothers, Ep #10

November 17, 2021

In this conversation, Diane and Natalie chat with Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Judith Ruskay Rabinor, the author of the book, “The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother.” Both Diane and Judy wrote about their experiences with their mothers and how they impacted their lives—both negatively and positively. Listen as they dive deep into a discussion about understanding their mothers and learning to forgive them. 

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  • [1:00] How Diane is feeling about her book release
  • [4:09] Learn more about Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor
  • [6:16] What changed in Judy when her mother died
  • [7:36] How psychology opened up Judy’s eyes
  • [11:02] Can a mother be both loving and selfish?
  • [17:15] Reacting to their own life experiences
  • [24:51] The trend of humanity is humanity
  • [29:10] Look to the love in your life

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The Story Behind My Mother Next Door, Ep #9

The Story Behind My Mother Next Door, Ep #9

October 27, 2021

A week after Diane’s 16th birthday, her mother announced that she was leaving—and moving into the house next door. She planned to start a whole new life that happened to include a plethora of hot college students she had rented the home to. The shocking revelation changed the trajectory of Diane’s life. 

Diane’s book, “My Mother Next Door” is an exploration of their unusual relationship (and what led Diane’s mother to make the choices she did). In this episode of Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered, Diane and Natalie discuss the transformational journey of writing a book and what she learned about her mother—and herself. 

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  • [1:33] What is “My Mother Next Door” about?
  • [3:38] Diane’s mindset while writing the book
  • [9:30] Writing a book is the hardest thing Diane’s ever done
  • [14:55] The relationship between mother and daughter
  • [16:10] The context of My Mother Next Door
  • [23:26] How Diane’s experience influences who she is as a mother 
  • [25:54] Natalie’s perspective of “My Mother Next Door”
  • [29:50] The message Diane hopes readers will take away
  • [33:43] How to get a copy of Diane’s book

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Sneak Peak of ”My Mother Next Door”

Sneak Peak of ”My Mother Next Door”

October 13, 2021

In this special episode, Diane shares a test recording of the introduction to her soon to be released narrative memoir, My Mother Next Door. Get a taste of the book and learn about some of the reasons she felt compelled to write it. 

The Truths About Postpartum Recovery with Dr. Amanda Fisher and Denielle Finkelstein, Ep #7

The Truths About Postpartum Recovery with Dr. Amanda Fisher and Denielle Finkelstein, Ep #7

September 15, 2021

What is the impact of having a child on your brain and body? How do you navigate postpartum depression? What are some things you should know about pelvic floor dysfunction? These topics aren’t covered as often as they should be by medical professionals. So in this episode of Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered, Diane and Natalie chat with Dr. Amanda Fisher and Denielle Finkelstein about these important topics. 

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  • [5:48] How Dr. Amanda fisher got into her specialty
  • [14:37] Start the discussions about postpartum expectations early
  • [19:51] The mental and physical impacts of giving birth
  • [28:17] Need-to-know information about pelvic floor dysfunction
  • [32:58] The average length of time it takes to recover from birth
  • [41:22] The struggle of returning to the workplace

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Stepmothering: Part I, Ep #6

Stepmothering: Part I, Ep #6

August 11, 2021

Diane wanted to record an episode about the dynamic relationship between step-moms and step-daughters and even interviewed a number of them. But as she finished writing her book, “My Mother Next Door,” Diane felt that she should be doing this episode with her very own stepdaughter. One of the topics in Diane's upcoming book is blended families, so she felt that it would be more authentic to share her—and her stepdaughter’s experience—while being interviewed by her biological daughter. This episode is their story of overcoming the odds and connecting as one big family. 

A Look At Colombian Culture though a Millennial Lens, Ep #5

A Look At Colombian Culture though a Millennial Lens, Ep #5

July 14, 2021

Our last trip before COVID hit was to Cartagena, Colombia. We were extremely lucky to have taken the trip and made it back into the USA before the borders were closed. In this episode of Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered, we have a conversation with our host and guide while we were in Colombia, Natalia Naranjo. She shared her home, restaurants, markets, and gave us a good sense of her culture. This episode shines a light on the differences in our cultures and relationships. It’s a peek into life in Colombia from the perspective of a Colombian Millennial woman.

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  • [1:00] Life in Colombia from the perspective of a Millennial woman
  • [3:26] Learn more about Natalia Naranjo
  • [5:26] Relationships in the United States vs. Colombia
  • [12:00] The diversity, culture, and history in Colombia
  • [17:54] How college differs in Colombia vs. the US
  • [19:24] The American perception of Colombia
  • [21:25] The family system in Colombia
  • [30:55] Natalia’s challenge to Americans

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The Reemergence of Fashion Post-COVID with Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk, Ep #4

The Reemergence of Fashion Post-COVID with Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk, Ep #4

June 16, 2021

Did fashion die out in COVID? According to Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk of “The Style That Binds Us,” people dressed very intentionally—even during COVID. Clothes were still serving a purpose: to soothe. People wore big fluffy robes and slippers or soft sweaters and sweatpants. They choose pieces of clothing that cocooned them in safety and comfort. The world needed comfort in a time where everything was frightening. 

But what about Post-COVID? In this episode of Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered, Diane and Natalie chat with this mother-daughter duo about the future of fashion. The ladies also talk about how “The Style That Binds Us'' was created, why they feature certain brands, and how you can create the perfect core wardrobe. Don’t miss this fun fashion-filled episode!

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  • [1:50] The genesis of The Style That Binds Us
  • [6:58] Fashion icons they look up to
  • [10:25] The reemergence of fashion post-COVID
  • [14:19] The “less is more” concept of dressing
  • [17:32] Finding up and coming designers
  • [23:05] A conversation with a fashion historian
  • [25:13] Don’t be afraid to get things tailored
  • [28:49] The styles emerging out of COVID
  • [32:25] The one thing a woman should invest in
  • [39:45] What Delia and Alison have learned about each other

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Mom…Think I Got My Period

Mom…Think I Got My Period

May 19, 2021

Let’s talk about periods. In conversation with The Organic Project (TOP) Co-Founders, Thyme Sullivan and Denielle Finkelstein, the ladies talk candidly and laugh often about an experience all women share but few talk openly about. Learn about what’s in your tampons and why organic is so important; how you can skip the cardboard and cup while still “saving the planet”; and, when and how you can start the period talk with your daughter.

Fighting Human Trafficking

Fighting Human Trafficking

April 14, 2021

In this episode of Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered, Diane and Natalie speak with Anjali Tamang and Sarah Symons, two women working to fight human trafficking and severe gender violence. Sarah founded Her Future Coalition to fight human trafficking and gender violence. Anjali shares a perspective from the other side of the spectrum—she was trafficked from her home in Nepal to Calcutta, India. 

Daring to Soar

Daring to Soar

March 10, 2021

In their first episode back, Diane & Natalie, speak to humanitarian mother-daughter duo, Maryam & Skylar Montague about feminism, the societal pressures of being a woman in Morocco and the characteristics of true empowerment as brought to life through nonprofit, Project Soar.

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