The Mama Coach - Christine Rodriguez

The Mama Coach - Christine Rodriguez I'm Christine, a Registered Nurse and mom. I am dedicated to making motherhood easier with:
💕Lactation & Feeding support
💕Infant & Child Sleep Coaching
💕Prenatal and CPR education
💕Postpartum Support..and more!
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Virtual or in-person available! As a mom of two and an RN for 15 years, I know how hard early parenthood can be. I am here for you mama! Together we can build a plan for you and your family that helps you meet your sleep and feeding goals. I can't wait to meet you!

Operating as usual

06/18/2021

It's been a rough go of it here at my house. The end of the school year, although exciting, has also been a source of stress for us. Between surgeries, dental surgeries, minor illnesses, escaping dogs, pain, stress and these darn Cicadas in our area, we all feel like we've been running a marathon.

Specifically, me, the mama.

A large portion of the last several weeks has had me guzzling coffee, crying on my sofa, watching Tiktok at 3am when I can't sleep, researching ADHD and Autism, and executing MANY couch cuddle/movie nights.

And, thinking about my little humans. My reason for just about everything I do. They grow up so fast, don't they? My son is 10 and he's starting to look it. My heart feels like it might tear in two. He grabbed my hand in a parking lot last week and I wanted to jump for joy, but I had to play it cool, because what if someone saw us? (insert eye roll)

I've been thinking so much about who these little people are becoming, and reflecting on my early days of motherhood, and starting writing down my thoughts. I hope by sharing it, one of you mamas feels a little peace, a lot of joy and an abundance of love for your sweet little ones. We are all more than our motherhood, but sometimes, it's beautiful to sit in this place we made for ourselves, with these little people we created, and forget that the rest of our lives exist. Because even when they are pooping, fighting, crying or rolling their eyes....they are beautiful, just like you are 💜

To my babies:
I pray that you grow up KIND,
I pray that you grow up HEALTHY
I pray that you grow up feeling LOVED
I pray that you grow up LOVING YOURSELF, exactly as you are.

I hope you are always GENEROUS with what you have,
including your heart, your time and your possessions,
But I also hope that you have BOUNDARIES and stand firm in them,
so that no one ever takes advantage of you.

I expect that you will never intentionally HURT anyone else.
I wish that no one will ever HURT you.
I expect that you will STAND UP and SPEAK UP for yourself,
AND anyone who can't,
no matter where they live, who they love, or what they look like.

I want you to work hard and be humble.
Help others when no one is looking.
Speak KINDNESS into the world.
Find something you LOVE and do it with PASSION- no matter what it is.
Make enough money and create a family and community of people around you,
so that when I am gone, you will go on being HAPPY, HEALTHY, KIND, GENEROUS and most of all, LOVED FOR EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.

You don't have to get good grades, and you don't have to be the best at anything. You DO have to TRY your best, and be YOUR best.

There is only ONE finish line.
You can sprint to it, crawl to it, twirl, dance and gallop to it.

But in the end, when you meet me on the other side of that finish line,
what I want the world to remember about my children,
is that they were LOVED so deeply, that they had no choice
but to share all that love with the WORLD,
and because of their LOVE,
our WORLD was a better place.

All my love,
Mama

Moms! Babywearing when done safely, can be LIFE CHANGING!  Come join myself and Hannah, RN's and Mama Coaches, in our FB...
04/12/2021

Moms! Babywearing when done safely, can be LIFE CHANGING! Come join myself and Hannah, RN's and Mama Coaches, in our FB group "9 Out Parenting"- (#linkinbio) this week is all about SAFE baby wearing! We can't wait to see you there!
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Moms! Babywearing when done safely, can be LIFE CHANGING! Come join myself and Hannah, RN's and Mama Coaches, in our FB group "9 Out Parenting"- (#linkinbio) this week is all about SAFE baby wearing! We can't wait to see you there!
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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach
#motherhoodrocks
#heaventhroughmylens
#lifewithlittles
#connectingmoms
#mamahood
#momslivinghappy
#toddlermomlife
#momcrushmonday
#dmvmoms
#dcparents
#novaparents
#dullesmoms
#northernvirginiamoms

Safe baby wearing can be LIFE CHANGING for some mamas. If you have a baby who constantly wants to be held, and, like me,...
03/25/2021
It’s ”hip” to Baby Wear (safely!) - The Mama Coach

Safe baby wearing can be LIFE CHANGING for some mamas. If you have a baby who constantly wants to be held, and, like me, you feel the springs of the chair becoming part of you anatomy, baby wearing may be for you!

Click the link below to read my latest article on Babywearing and Baby’s hips, and if you are a baby wearing mama, tell me, what was your favorite carrier?

https://themamacoach.ca/its-hip-to-baby-wear-safely/
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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach
#heaventhroughmylens
#lifewithlittles
#connectingmoms
#mamahood
#momslivinghappy
#toddlermomlife
#thatmomlife
#dailymotherhood
#rawmotherhood
#candidmotherhood
#meitai
#meitaicarrier
#ringsling
#ringsling
#babyktan
#ergobaby
#bobawrap
#tulababy
#tulababycarriers

Is there anything sweeter than having your little one nuzzled into your chest, soundly sleeping? They are so warm, they make the cutest little sounds, and

Join us! #dmvmoms #dcmoms #dcparents #dcfamilies #novamoms #loudonmoms #dullesmoms #fairfaxcounty #northernvirginia #bab...
03/24/2021

Join us!
#dmvmoms #dcmoms #dcparents #dcfamilies #novamoms #loudonmoms #dullesmoms #fairfaxcounty #northernvirginia #babywearingmama #ringsling #hiphealth #babiesofig #meitaicarrier #wearthebabies

Join us!
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Have you ever had a bad experience nursing in public?I sure have.  My kiddo hated to be covered and I was scared to show...
03/16/2021

Have you ever had a bad experience nursing in public?
I sure have. My kiddo hated to be covered and I was scared to show even a sliver of side-boob.

Eventually I got over it towards the end of nursing my second child, but it was only because I educated myself on the breastfeeding laws in my state.

Now, I’m a NIP HYPEWOMAN. I will stand up and stop the haters and cheer you on. Before COIVD, I would send desserts to mamas I saw nursing at a restaurant, or drop a $5 Starbucks card on her diaper bag if she was nursing outside “the ‘bucks” with a note telling her how much I appreciate her normalizing breastfeeding. Sometimes it was a simple, whispered “you’re a bad-ass!”

But the MOST important part of my hype is KNOWING how the laws protect you.

I’ve posted a link in my bio to a great list of state laws that protect nursing moms. Click it, save it to your links and when someone tries to shade you for NIP, you have the law at your fingertips!

https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

#momtips
#mamalife
#momlife
#newborns
#breastfeedingmama
#clusterfeeding
#breastfeedingmom
#postpartumlife
#fourthtrimester
#MomsSupportingMoms
#momtruths
#maternalmhmatters
#realmotherhood
#RealMoms
#lactationsupport
#dcmoms
#dcmom
#dcmomsblog
#dcmomtribe
#dcmomboss
#dcmomsquarantine
#dcparents
#novaparents
#dmvmomtribe
#dmvmoms
#dmvmom

Have you ever had a bad experience nursing in public?
I sure have. My kiddo hated to be covered and I was scared to show even a sliver of side-boob.

Eventually I got over it towards the end of nursing my second child, but it was only because I educated myself on the breastfeeding laws in my state.

Now, I’m a NIP HYPEWOMAN. I will stand up and stop the haters and cheer you on. Before COIVD, I would send desserts to mamas I saw nursing at a restaurant, or drop a $5 Starbucks card on her diaper bag if she was nursing outside “the ‘bucks” with a note telling her how much I appreciate her normalizing breastfeeding. Sometimes it was a simple, whispered “you’re a bad-ass!”

But the MOST important part of my hype is KNOWING how the laws protect you.

I’ve posted a link in my bio to a great list of state laws that protect nursing moms. Click it, save it to your links and when someone tries to shade you for NIP, you have the law at your fingertips!

https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

#momtips
#mamalife
#momlife
#newborns
#breastfeedingmama
#clusterfeeding
#breastfeedingmom
#postpartumlife
#fourthtrimester
#MomsSupportingMoms
#momtruths
#maternalmhmatters
#realmotherhood
#RealMoms
#lactationsupport
#dcmoms
#dcmom
#dcmomsblog
#dcmomtribe
#dcmomboss
#dcmomsquarantine
#dcparents
#novaparents
#dmvmomtribe
#dmvmoms
#dmvmom

03/16/2021

Set your alarms mamas!

This Thursday at 10am, Lisa Newton, mom and creator of “The Traveling Children” @thetravelingchildren is joining us to talk about traveling with little ones!

Lisa is a mom and her military family has thousands upon THOUSANDS of travel miles under their belts!
She will share her best tips and tricks for travel!

As the world is slowly starting to open again, this is one you DON’T want to miss!

Join us in “9 Out Parenting” on FB! We can’t wait to meet you! #linkinbio
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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

#momsirl
#thesincereststoryteller
#momcrushmonday
#honestparenting
#theeverymom
#mommasheart
#nestingly
#teammotherly
#motherly
#lovemomblog
#goodmama
#honestmom
#mamasformamas
#dcmomtribe
#dcparenting
#dcparents
#dcmoms
#dcmom
#dcmomsquarantine
#novamoms
#dullesmoms
#fairfaxmoms
#travel
#traveltheworld
#roadtrippin

I didn’t burn my clock.  And I was up at 5 am because MY body clock was all out of whack. What did my kids do?????Slept ...
03/14/2021

I didn’t burn my clock. And I was up at 5 am because MY body clock was all out of whack.

What did my kids do?????

Slept until 9AM. Even the boy. “MR. 5am wake up call” slept until 9AM. I’m grateful for a good nights slept for him, but like I said in my previous post-they are TOTALLY unpredictable.

So I drank 5 cups of coffee today. I sent my kiddos out for fresh air and sunshine in the backyard, and with my new-found energy, I Decluttered, did spring cleaning, donated furniture, kids clothes and housewares to my local charity, cleaned out the shed and scrubbed the floors. My husband was right there with me, getting it all done.

And it only took 5 cups of coffee. And one lost hour of sleepđŸ€·đŸ»â€â™€ïž

How did today go for YOU mama?
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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

#documentyourdays
#storytellingmama
#momtips
#mamalife
#momlife
#newborns
#breastfeedingmama
#clusterfeeding
#breastfeedingmom
#postpartumlife
#fourthtrimester
#MomsSupportingMoms
#momtruths
#maternalmhmatters
#realmotherhood
#RealMoms
#dcmomtribe
#dcmompreneur
#dcmom
#dcparenting
#dcparents
#dcmomsquarantine
#dcparent
#novamoms
#dullesmoms
#daylightsavings

I didn’t burn my clock. And I was up at 5 am because MY body clock was all out of whack.

What did my kids do?????

Slept until 9AM. Even the boy. “MR. 5am wake up call” slept until 9AM. I’m grateful for a good nights slept for him, but like I said in my previous post-they are TOTALLY unpredictable.

So I drank 5 cups of coffee today. I sent my kiddos out for fresh air and sunshine in the backyard, and with my new-found energy, I Decluttered, did spring cleaning, donated furniture, kids clothes and housewares to my local charity, cleaned out the shed and scrubbed the floors. My husband was right there with me, getting it all done.

And it only took 5 cups of coffee. And one lost hour of sleepđŸ€·đŸ»â€â™€ïž

How did today go for YOU mama?
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#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

#documentyourdays
#storytellingmama
#momtips
#mamalife
#momlife
#newborns
#breastfeedingmama
#clusterfeeding
#breastfeedingmom
#postpartumlife
#fourthtrimester
#MomsSupportingMoms
#momtruths
#maternalmhmatters
#realmotherhood
#RealMoms
#dcmomtribe
#dcmompreneur
#dcmom
#dcparenting
#dcparents
#dcmomsquarantine
#dcparent
#novamoms
#dullesmoms
#daylightsavings

Here’s how I feel about Daylight Savings. I have two kids who NEVER adjusted now matter how hard I tried. I did the 15 m...
03/14/2021

Here’s how I feel about Daylight Savings.

I have two kids who NEVER adjusted now matter how hard I tried. I did the 15 min increments. The week of shifting schedules. Two days of 30 minute shifts.

NOTHING WORKED.
It still doesn’t.

But it’s ok mama. These hacks aren’t foolproof. They don’t work for every kid. Your little one may just be REALLY comfortable with the schedule they are on and their Circadian rhythms are just really well in place.

So tomorrow morning, I will wake up and I have NO idea what to expect. My son wakes at 0600 on the dot, no matter what his bedtime is. When we change the clocks, it’s a gamble if he will sleep until 7am now, or keep waking at 6. He was ALWAYS like this.

So tomorrow morning, when your little one surprises you with a random wake up, grab a cup of coffee and drink with me in solidarity, because mommin’ ain’t easy, and time isn’t real:)
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#daylightsavings #themamacoach #yougotthismama #makingmotherhoodeasier #kids #sleep #babiesofig #momsofig #northernvirginia #pediatricnurse #motherbaby #reallife #momlife #momlifebelike #dmvmoms #dc #dcfamily #dcmomtribe #dcmommyblogger #dcparenting #dcdads #dcparents #kidsdc #adventuremomsdc #dcwithkids #dcmomsquarantine #novamoms #novaparents

Here’s how I feel about Daylight Savings.

I have two kids who NEVER adjusted now matter how hard I tried. I did the 15 min increments. The week of shifting schedules. Two days of 30 minute shifts.

NOTHING WORKED.
It still doesn’t.

But it’s ok mama. These hacks aren’t foolproof. They don’t work for every kid. Your little one may just be REALLY comfortable with the schedule they are on and their Circadian rhythms are just really well in place.

So tomorrow morning, I will wake up and I have NO idea what to expect. My son wakes at 0600 on the dot, no matter what his bedtime is. When we change the clocks, it’s a gamble if he will sleep until 7am now, or keep waking at 6. He was ALWAYS like this.

So tomorrow morning, when your little one surprises you with a random wake up, grab a cup of coffee and drink with me in solidarity, because mommin’ ain’t easy, and time isn’t real:)
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#daylightsavings #themamacoach #yougotthismama #makingmotherhoodeasier #kids #sleep #babiesofig #momsofig #northernvirginia #pediatricnurse #motherbaby #reallife #momlife #momlifebelike #dmvmoms #dc #dcfamily #dcmomtribe #dcmommyblogger #dcparenting #dcdads #dcparents #kidsdc #adventuremomsdc #dcwithkids #dcmomsquarantine #novamoms #novaparents

To say that I’m passionate about human milk would be an understatement.  Human milk is so complex that we still haven’t ...
03/09/2021

To say that I’m passionate about human milk would be an understatement. Human milk is so complex that we still haven’t scratched the surface of all it’s benefits to the human body.

Although I firmly believe that FED IS BEST, it doesn’t diminish my love for the study of lactation.

Join me the first Sunday of each month, LIVE on Zoom at 11:30am where I will be teaching “Breastfeeding in the first two weeks”! #linkinbio
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#momlife
#newborns
#breastfeedingmama
#clusterfeeding
#breastfeedingmom
#postpartumlife
#fourthtrimester
#MomsSupportingMoms
#momtruths
#maternalmhmatters
#realmotherhood
#RealMoms
#lactationsupport
#bumpbirthandbeyond
#HonestParenting
#lactation
#postpartumhealth
#registerednurses
#sleepcoach
#sleepcoaching
#yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach
#dcmoms
#fairfaxmoms
#dullesmoms
#northernvirginia
#novaparents

If you haven’t joined our FB group “9 Out Parenting” yet, I hope this weeks LIVE will will entice you to JOIN US!We have...
03/09/2021

If you haven’t joined our FB group “9 Out Parenting” yet, I hope this weeks LIVE will will entice you to JOIN US!

We have an amazing guest speaker, Elizabeth Agrapidis, PT, who will be talking with us about helping your baby learn to walk!

She is passionate about listening to concerned parents and helping children master their developmental milestones. Give her a follow on FB and IG @abilifit_motordevelopment

She loves helping babies learn developmental skills and teaches parents how to set their little ones up for success!

AND, we have an amazing giveaway from @slippiesshoeco!

@themamacoach.christine and @themamacoach.hannah are Registed Nurse Mama Coaches. We are passionate about providing evidence-based education, along with non-judgmental support to make parenthood easier!

Join us live each Thursday in “9 Out Parenting” on FB (#linkinbio)

We can’t wait to meet you!
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#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach #honestmom
#mamasformamas
#sleeptraining
#imomsohard
#momtruth
#momunity
#momsquad
#realmotherhood
#motherhoodthroughig
#lifeasamama
#mommystatus
#motherhoodjourney
#mommymode
#dmvmoms
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#loudoncounty
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#daycarelife

After all the amazing questions I was asked during our conference, I decided to take them and turn them into a series of...
03/07/2021

After all the amazing questions I was asked during our conference, I decided to take them and turn them into a series of posts for you all!
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#postpartum #normalizebreastfeedinginpublic #breastfeedinginpublic #normalizebreastfeeding #motherhood #breastfeedingmama #yougotthismama⁠
#themamacoach⁠
#makingmotherhoodeasier⁠
#teammamacoach

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My name is Christine, and I am the Owner of The Mama Coach in the NOVA/DC metro area. I am a mom to two beautiful children, a Registered Nurse, a Sleep Coach, a Lactation and feeding professional and a Prenatal Educator. I am excited to meet your family and help you on your journey to happy babies, happy parents, and peaceful sleep!

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