My Co-Creatrice, Elise Kirkpatrick, and I had the honor to each sit down with Podcast Host Nicole de Leon to speak about single motherhood and how we have moved on from situations that no longer served us. I am so excited to share these interviews.
Mothersun and the Captain Interview : From newly single mom to thriving business owner
4:05: Lindsey speaks candidly about going through an identity crisis when she was faced with giving up her first “baby” her screen printing business when her daughter was born.
5:15: Lindsey has been an entrepreneur of over ten years and she ultimately decided to do what she thought was best for her daughter and stayed home to raise her (albeit giving up her business).
6:14: How some of her darkest days (sudden single motherhood and full support system for her daughter) led to her intrinsic mission to help other women thrive and succeed.
8:59: How her business evolved from really listening to the needs of other women and mamas and how she put all her unhindered creative energy into her artwork and designs. Mothersun and the Captain essentially began from this burning desire to help others, and from her creative, artistic drawings of families, mommies and babies.
13:13: How her daughter Soleil changed her life so immensely and how she wanted to spend every moment with her for those first two years.
16:50: How becoming a mom blew her mind because she was previously only making decisions based on her own interests. She loved the rebirth she found in this experience.
19:51: Lindsey talks about that climactic point in her life where she left her unhealthy relationship and raised her daughter on her own. She also ended up shedding many of the things that were no longer serving her.
23:38: When she finally decided to quit the jobs that she wasn’t passionate about and that just represented “survival” the ball started rolling on her real passion for Mothersun and the Captain.
26:57: Lindsey talks about sharing her daughter between two households and how her perspective evolved from devastation to appreciating the time she also had to herself, for self-love.
36:18: When Lindsey finally went “all in” and rented a studio space for her business she immediately saw things start to change for the better.
39:21: How her business started out of a need for more stylish nursing tops. She also did a ton of research and development.
44:32: How our thoughts are key to our success, and how when she learned to listen to the universe, trust and let go of limiting beliefs, she felt so much more weightless and free.
50:56: Lindsey talks about how much has changed since she shed those energetic weights only two years ago. Not only is her business booming, but she is getting married to her longtime friend, and soul mate, this year!
Elise Kirkpatrick Interview : The courage to do it alone. How to be a single mama warrioress and stick to following your purpose.
3:00: Elise shares how she was feeling defeated in her relationship and home life and how she kept doing things for others. To the point where her cup felt completely empty. This is where she had to face her biggest fear of possibly doing this alone.
7:16: Elise discusses the scariest time in her life when she started experiencing panic attack so bad that she ended up in the hospital. Because her husband at the time couldn’t show love and empathy during her darkest hour, it only further solidified her inkling that she needed to make a huge life change.
13:43: Elise discusses how even though divorce was the scariest time in her life, she was able to finally start blossoming into who she really was over time.
21:12: How social media is a place where Elise believes people should share their truths rather than a curated lifestyle. Because she was honest in her experience, she found that women reached out to her.
28:41: Although taking the “traditional” job would’ve been the most “rational” thing, Elise decided to stick to following her passion for yoga and helping others intuitively through oracle card readings, and she truly believes in taking the road less travelled to find your truth.
30:41: “Trusting myself and having gratitude have been two of the most potent things for me over the past two years.”
33:55: In regards to finding your purpose-“If you want it bad enough, it will unfold perfectly in front of you.”
41:37: When moms take zero time for themselves, it can build resentment and they can feel lost. Now she makes sure she takes time to practice yoga and meditate, and she invites her kids to join her if they choose to do so. And that is how you teach them presence.