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Mom Genes The Podcast

Finding the right jeans is hard. Accepting your genes is even harder. Whether you wear boyfriend or bootcut, high rise or low rise, this podcast will teach you to accept and respect your Mom bod so you can love the genes you are in! Co-hosts Rachel Coleman, MFT and Tina LaBoy, RD use modern research to bust diet myths, explain the evidence based models of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and get real about body after baby. This podcast will take you on a journey of unpacking your old beliefs about food and weight to increase your confidence, learn to nourish your body, and raise body confident kids. So put on your favorite jeans, pull up a chair, and let’s talk Mom Genes.


This episode of Mom Genes was produced and edited by Rachel Coleman and Tina LaBoy. Thank you to Jerry DePizzo for the music production. You can find Epsidoe information and show notes at, follow us on Instagram @Momgenesthepodcast, and join the Mom Genes The Podcast FB group to find a community of Mamas learning to love their bodies and discussing the episodes.

May 19, 2020

The Mom Bod Series

In this episode we are discussing how negative body image is affecting kids younger and younger. In a study done by “The Confidence Code,” girls’ confidence drops by 30% between the ages of 8-11 years old and that study didn’t include the impact on males, who are also being slammed by gender stereotypes and being bullied for their bodies. We explore how education and open dialogue about body inclusivity can help soften the effects of the bullying and cultural narratives that our children may receive. In our interviews we discuss specific parenting tips on how to handle these difficult situations and offer resources to help you navigate this topic.

This is such an important, under discussed topic so we are featuring two interviews today! We interview a Mama who shares her personal story of her son being bullied with sexual innuendos about his body shape and the challenges it held for her as a parent. She shares the impact on her as a mother and the mirror it held up for her own journey of body acceptance.

We interview Jessica Sanders, author of “Love Your Body,” an illustrative book for children to introduce them to the language of self-love to help build resilience while representing and celebrating diverse bodies and encouraging them to appreciate their uniqueness. Jessica explores why it is imperative for children to be introduced to a variety of body narratives and how to guide your child through beauty ideals and break the idea of a “normal body.”

Our takeaway question is: What is one way you can shift the body dialogues that you are having with even your littlest ones?


Jessica Sanders


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