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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.

Sep 29, 2020

The “Your Story” Series

We are excited about today’s interview with Sandra Olinger, who is both a music and Mom blogger, as she chats about body image and her Latina heritage. Our conversation really brought home the idea that “body image starts in the mind, not the body.” Body image is a mental exploration of how we view ourselves and healing comes not from external change or validation, but from internal dialogue, self perception, and acceptance of our genes with a g and jeans with a j.

Doing this work of healing our body story, exploring the layers of societal messaging, racism, fatphobia, and family messaging is so important to understanding the influences on our body image so we can reframe and heal. While we know that the power of positive thinking doesn’t change an entire system of injustice, sharing our stories and doing the healing work internally focuses on the only thing we CAN change: our perception of ourselves and our internal narrative.

This hard, but necessary work, leads to living with more freedom with our relationship with food, our relationship with movement, and our activities of daily living. Learning how to have body positivity, or at least body neutrality, is a key component to our mental health and will help us answer the tough questions that our children ask as they grow up and notice others’ bodies and hear the confusing messages about health and nutrition in schools and in our  judgemental society.


Connect with the Mom Genes community:

IG: @momgenesthepodcast

FB: Mom Genes The Podcast group