#118: What It Means to Be the Matriarch With Julie Fernandes

July 28, 2022



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


In this episode, I am back with another conversation co-hosted with my friend Julie Fernandes from The Beanbag Cafe Podcast with Julie Fernandes! 


By way of reminder, Julie is an occupational therapist, a life coach for moms, and a mom to three little ones. She is passionate about helping moms feel calm, organized, and joyful in their parenting journey.


Our discussion is all about what it means to be the matriarch of your family. 


Society and culture at large have historically dictated much of what that role should look like, but both Julie and I recognize that everyone’s experience can be vastly different.


That’s why we wanted to go deeper into what the matriarch role truly means to us, discuss the many hats a matriarch wears, and also provide some tips on how women can carry that title well and in a way that’s aligned with their values. 

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. The matriarch is such a pivotal role in a family. 
  2. It’s normal to go through a season of having to redesign your life to figure out what’s best for you, your baby, and your family.
  3. Know what you need and what your family needs - it all starts with you. 


Whatever your experience has been, becoming the matriarch of your family is a role worth embracing!


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Guest Bio

Julie is an occupational therapist, a life coach for moms, and a mom to three little ones. She is on a mission to help moms feel calm, organized, and joyful in their parenting journey during the essential early years of 0-7. 


Julie is originally from South Africa and is passionate about helping moms that may also be far from home or don't have their village nearby. Julie works with moms one-to-one or in small group coaching programs to help them take back control of their homes and their lives through mindset work, organization, and intentional living. 


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