The Mama Coach - Shannon Van Brunt

The Mama Coach - Shannon Van Brunt I’m here to provide evidence informed education infused w/ nonjudgmental support,compassion & empathy
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🎊I’m so excited!🥳I’m proud to announce I’ll be teaching IN PERSON classes at the Lincoln Community Center this summer.👶M...
05/07/2023

🎊I’m so excited!

🥳I’m proud to announce I’ll be teaching IN PERSON classes at the Lincoln Community Center this summer.

👶My very first class is Newborn and Prenatal Breastfeeding and its coming up fast!

☹️As a Prenatal Nurse, I’ve seen firsthand that prenatal education classes, especially in person ones, are extremely hard to find

➡️I think a prenatal breastfeeding class is SO important.

🙌I mean, breastfeeding is natural but its not always easy.

😎Learning about the specifics BEFORE you’re exhausted from going through Labor & Delivery and looking down at your new babe who’s ready to eat is ideal

👉🏻Use the QR code or visit the link in my bio to register

👉🏻Even if you’re not pregnant, I bet you know someone who is…….

🙏Do them a favor and tag a local mama who might be interested in this class.

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

🎉Come and join me for one or all of my upcoming classes!👉🏻These classes are taught by a registered nurse (Me!) and have ...
03/14/2023

🎉Come and join me for one or all of my upcoming classes!

👉🏻These classes are taught by a registered nurse (Me!) and have evidence based information infused with a nonjudgmental and empathetic approach.

➡️These classes not really for you right now? Share with someone who might be interested😉

💻You can register directly on my beautiful new website:

Shannon.themamacoach.com/classes

🧐While you’re there, check out my updated list of 1:1 services I’m offering

🤗Hope to see you!

New classes are often being added — check back soon for an updated schedule. Interested in a private class? Contact me for more information.

🤔What IS the giveaway you ask?🎄Well, I figure you might have put off that pesky potty training during the holidays, am I...
01/01/2023

🤔What IS the giveaway you ask?

🎄Well, I figure you might have put off that pesky potty training during the holidays, am I right?

🎊Cool! Then this giveaway is perfect for you to start the New Year strong and prepared for potty training

🚽You know I’m all about the potty these days so here’s what I’m giving away to one lucky winner:

🚽A Nuby My Real Potty Training Toilet (it’s so cute, it looks like a real toilet and is really highly rated by parents)

🚽One of my favorite potty books… Leslie Patricelli’s ‘Potty’ oh my god I’ve read it SO many times and now you can too

🚽A complimentary 1:1 Potty Learning workshop with me. This workshop is so good and comes with a 90+page companion ebook. Plus you’ll get my undivided attention

🤑This giveaway is valued at over $150 so get on it mama!

🫵All you have to do is :

➡️Like this post and follow me if you don’t already

➡️Comment on this post

➡️Tag 3 friends

‼️BONUS! You’ll get an extra entry if you go to the link in my bio and download my free resource Potty Do’s and Dont’s. It will be a great tool to help you on your potty journey

➡️You can also send me a message if you’d like the link

🔎And yes I really do check that you’ve done all the things!

🤞🏻I’m keeping this giveaway open until January 15th. Fingers crossed for you!

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

🤑Discount alert!⏰There are only a few days left to register for my Potty Learning live webinar💸If you’ve been on the fen...
12/09/2022

🤑Discount alert!

⏰There are only a few days left to register for my Potty Learning live webinar

💸If you’ve been on the fence about joining, I want to sweeten the deal by offering $20 off registration this weekend

👉🏻Go to the link in my bio or send me a message for the link and use code TXR0HJ371A8N at checkout

🎁I know it’s the holiday season and it can be tough on the budget, so it’s my gift to you

I hope to see you there Tuesday😘

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

⁉️Do you want to feel SO prepared for potty learning?🙋🏻‍♀️Then come join me for this live virtual workshop!➡️We’ll talk ...
12/02/2022

⁉️Do you want to feel SO prepared for potty learning?

🙋🏻‍♀️Then come join me for this live virtual workshop!

➡️We’ll talk logistics of course but I’ll also discuss:

➡️What YOU can say and do as a parent to set your little one up for success

➡️REALISTIC expectations, because well, the 3 day methods don’t work for everyone…. Even when we really want them to

💩How to get your mind right when the journey gets tough

✌️Two different ways you can go about the potty learning process- this will work for EVERY child

➡️Registration also includes an 80+ page companion ebook, and a 1:1 call with me to discuss your personal journey

📲I know this time won’t work for everyone to attend live, but it will be recorded….. and you’ll still get the book and call on your own time

🥰One of my favorite things is getting to meet you all in person and help hard things seem easier…

😍So I hope to see you there! Click the link in my bio to register. Xo

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Do you like freebies?!🤗I love free, its the best price haha!👉🏻Check out my Freebie “Potty Training Do’s and Don’ts” for ...
11/28/2022

Do you like freebies?!

🤗I love free, its the best price haha!

👉🏻Check out my Freebie “Potty Training Do’s and Don’ts” for tips on how to make the process smoother

👊I’m not just telling you some fluff either, I have been using these tips myself with my own son…and they REALLY WORK

👇🏻You can get it using the link in my bio or with the link below:

https://themamacoach.com/coaches-2/shannon-van-brunt-potty-training-language/

Let me know if you use any tips

♥️Best of luck to you! Xo

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

BIG deal alert!Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! And now, it’s Black Friday… I love a good deal, that’s why I’m offerin...
11/25/2022

BIG deal alert!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! And now, it’s Black Friday…

I love a good deal, that’s why I’m offering $20 off my potty learning workshop happening December 13th at 10 am

This is the LOWEST price I will ever offer this workshop…. So jump on it and register this weekend

The link to register for the workshop is in my bio, Use promo code TXR0HJ371A8N

This is such a great workshop to help you feel prepared and confident in your potty learning journey

Registration also includes a 1:1 call with me and a 80+ page ebook after the workshop

It will be recorded so if you can’t make it live, no worries, I’ve gotchu

Potty learning not your thing? Drop a ♥️ below and I’ll honor the discount on your choice of my services

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Is potty learning on your radar?👀🗝You can do all the things right, but if your little one is not DEVELOPMENTALLY ready f...
11/23/2022

Is potty learning on your radar?👀

🗝You can do all the things right, but if your little one is not DEVELOPMENTALLY ready for potty learning, there will be a lot of frustration and it just won’t work….

✅Here are the 9 signs of readiness:

📌Basic needs-are they getting enough sleep, fluids and nutrition. Toddler and preschool children need an average of 10-12 hours in a 24 hour period

📌Soft stools-no constipation. So so so important. See your healthcare provider to get this resolved before starting potty learning

📌Confident with walking- if walking is still new and exciting, it will be hard to undertake another new skill. The timing for this is usually around 12-18 months

📌Receptive Language development-the ability to understand your words and expressions. 

📌Ability to protest-consent is a must so they need to be able to say no if they’re not comfortable 

📌Child understands where things go and what comes next-cause and effect is important so they can understand their p*e and poo used to go in their diaper and now it will go in the toilet

📌Child is mimicking you- we are our children’s greatest teachers! Watching you in the bathroom will help them feel more comfortable 

📌Their p*e and poo patterns become more obvious- this can help you give cues to set them up for success. If you know they go poo everyday after breakfast, you can stay close to home and help prompt

📌Child is more aware and vocal about going potty-they are starting to connect the feelings of having to go and what it feels like to have a wet or p**py diaper


❌The right time is not whether you’re ready… or they need to be potty trained to go to a certain daycare or activity. I know that’s life sometimes but…

✅The 9 signs of readiness are where to start this process

Look for my freebie coming soon that has guidance on phrases to say AND avoid during potty learning. The language you use during the potty learning process is so key to success!

Where are you in your potty learning journey?⬇️

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

🍷A little Friday fun for you! But really though, get the wine just in case!🍷Potty learning can be anything but “easy”🍷Fi...
10/14/2022

🍷A little Friday fun for you! But really though, get the wine just in case!

🍷Potty learning can be anything but “easy”

🍷Finding a mantra to help ground yourself during the tough times can be really helpful

🍷Remember, your child is listening to WHAT you’re saying to them, ABOUT them to others and also HOW you’re saying it

🍷So instead of saying something that can hurt their feelings and maybe cause a setback in the potty learning process, you can repeat to yourself something like:

🍷“My child WILL learn how to do this. I am here to support them, even when it’s hard”

🍷Or one of my favorites for all that life throws at us:

🍷“We can do hard things”

🍷These might not resonate with you, that’s fine. Find something that works for you…. Then grab the wine!

“ “Thanks for the laugh- Potty training: Learning with the animals

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Here to talk about constipation again👋🚽One of the major signs of readiness for potty learning is that your child should ...
10/12/2022

Here to talk about constipation again👋

🚽One of the major signs of readiness for potty learning is that your child should not be constipated

🚩7 Red Flags of Constipation for 2-3 year olds are:

🚩Hiding to p**p- This is a very common sign, but usually not the first. Despite some advice out there that this is actually a sign of readiness, it can mean the opposite

🚩“Skid marks” or itchy butt-this is usually interpreted as poor wiping, but may actually be a sign that they haven’t fully emptied their re**um or are holding p**p in

🚩Belly pain or distended (swollen) belly- Kids can say their tummies hurt for other reasons of course, but this pain comes from repeatedly ignoring the urge to p**p.
Even if their belly is not obviously swollen by sight or touch, they could still be very clogged and the only way to know would be an X-ray

🚩Decreased appetite- they are so uncomfortable and bloated, they just don’t feel like eating

🚩Diarrhea- Counterintuitive, I know! But if there’s a clog, the fresh p**p can ooze around the hard mound inside

🚩Pooping more than once a day- More does not equal better! It can signal your little one is not fully emptying when they go

🚩Reluctance to p**p in toilet- Sure, this can also be a normal fear of the sound the toilet makes or falling in. However p**p should be soft,mushy & easy to pass. If p**ping hurts (which your child may tell you or not), they will be creating a negative association right off the bat….and will start holding their p**p more

🚽Holding it for a couple hours until you get to a place that feels comfortable isn’t a big deal

😬But prolonged and chronic holding can lead to BIG problems like daytime p*e and p**p accidents and bedwetting

🤔So…what should you do if you suspect constipation. First, hold off on or halt your potty training efforts. Second, reach out to your health care provider. If you feel like something isn’t right, Follow your instincts!

🩻Remember, constipation is tricky and the only way to tell for sure would be an x-ray

Which one of these red flags surprised you?⬇️

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

My potty learning workshop is next Friday!🥳I’m pumped!💩We’ve gotta talk shop first, so we’ll cover how the urinary and r...
10/06/2022

My potty learning workshop is next Friday!

🥳I’m pumped!

💩We’ve gotta talk shop first, so we’ll cover how the urinary and re**al functions work

💪Then we’ll talk mindset so you feel so empowered and ready

👍Moving on, we’ll delve into how to know your specific child is actually ready for this huge milestone

🙌Then we’ll finish up with the two different Mama Coach potty learning methods so you can pick a way that works for your family

🚽This workshop is awesome for families who haven’t started potty learning yet or maybe just started.

🤦🏻‍♀️If you’re knee deep or had a false start, I got you in my “Overcoming Potty Challenges” workshop coming soon

💁🏻‍♀️We’ll go through a lot of great info about how to make the potty learning journey as smooth as possible but…

🤯That’s just it, its a lot of information.

🤳That’s why you also get an ebook after the workshop for reference when you’re actually going through potty learning and….my favorite part..a phone call with me to talk about you and your specific child

✅Here’s the link to register or go to my bio:
https://shannon-van-brunt-workshops.myshopify.com/products/toilet-learning-workshop-with-shannon-van-brunt-rn

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Are you worried about your kid’s p**p?👏Well good for you for paying attention because it is really important!🤨Constipati...
10/05/2022

Are you worried about your kid’s p**p?

👏Well good for you for paying attention because it is really important!

🤨Constipation can be so tricky, especially when your babe can’t really tell you what they’re feeling

🚩These signs can show up early and are the biggest red flags for children under 2:

🚩Extra Large Poops- This is the biggest red flag! If the p**p seems impossibly big (or clogs the toilet later when child is potty trained), this means the p**p has been accumulating for too long.

🚩Poops that look like rabbit pellets or logs- Poops should be soft and mushy. If it stays in the re**um too long, the liquid is sucked out and it shows itself looking like pellets or marbles

🚩Straining or crying to p**p-There’s something called infant dyschezia where an infant can grimace to poo, nothing is wrong, and goes away in a few days. However, if an infant is over a few weeks old and still straining to poo, they are likely constipated

🚩Bloody Stool or bottom-Passing a hard stool can cause a little tearing, and there may be blood on the diaper. You should contact your provider and the babies stool needs to be softened

🚩Infrequent Pooping-There is debate whether breastfed or formula fed babies should p**p everyday.

✅But according to Dr. Steve Hodges, professor of pediatric urology and specialist in toiling issues for kids of all ages, if someone is eating solids, they should be p**ping everyday.

🐇But remember, if pellets or XXL p**ps are coming out, they could still be constipated

Did any of these red flags surprise you?⬇️

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Guess who’s back on the grid!I’ve been a bit quiet around here and can’t believe it’s been months since I’ve posted🤯⤵️He...
09/29/2022

Guess who’s back on the grid!

I’ve been a bit quiet around here and can’t believe it’s been months since I’ve posted🤯

⤵️Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on over here:

🏡My family and I bought a house and moved a few hours away! The moving itself…yuck…but we love our new town and neighborhood.

✂️My sweet realtor did an awesome red carpet welcome home ceremony (check out the HUGE scissors)

🤗I’m so excited to now serve the Sacramento/Lincoln/Rocklin/Roseville/Granite Bay area in person. All of my services are always available virtually as well!

🚽I am also going to be diving deep on POTTY TRAINING!

🎉Woot woot, I’m so excited…no really, I am though

☀️With all the hullabaloo of summer and moving and my older son starting kindergarten…well I haven’t really devoted any energy to helping my younger son get potty trained.

🎢So..I’m going to take you along for the ride and give you all the info on what works and what doesn’t ….so stay tuned

👀As you can see, I’ve been busy over here (in the best way) but now I’m back to bring you ways to make parenthood easier with zero judgments👌

☝️But first, lets catch up! Tell me something exciting you’ve been up to lately⤵️

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

Did anyone need to hear this today?🙋‍♀️I did!🙃When it seems like you don’t have enough for your yourself….. let alone yo...
06/17/2022

Did anyone need to hear this today?

🙋‍♀️I did!

🙃When it seems like you don’t have enough for your yourself….. let alone your kids, just remember, YOU are enough.

💔On your good days, and your worst ones

You are exactly what they need and they love your imperfectly perfect self. So start loving yourself too♥️

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood. 📸:

I just wanted to send you all the love today and let you know you are perfectly imperfect ♥️Thank you for putting this m...
05/27/2022

I just wanted to send you all the love today and let you know you are perfectly imperfect ♥️

Thank you for putting this much needed message out there and

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood

❗️Today is the last day to register for my prenatal breastfeeding workshop happening tomorrow morning at 10 am!💻Click th...
05/26/2022

❗️Today is the last day to register for my prenatal breastfeeding workshop happening tomorrow morning at 10 am!

💻Click the link in my bio or:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prenatal-breastfeeding-webinar-tickets-330748386327

📖Don’t worry if you can’t make it live! Registration includes access to the recording as well as an ebook emailed to you

✅It’s never too early to learn about breastfeeding basics so you can feel confident about feeding your baby the day you meet them!

✅And yes, I’m still offering that promo code MAYMAMA🤗

😍I look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood
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05/23/2022

Have you heard this term before?

🤔You might know what it is even if you didn’t know the actual name for it

🌙This is when your babe starts to take less milk through the day and feeds a lot more at night

🕰It is super common when moms go back to work and is your baby’s way of making up for lost time with you!

👏On one hand, its great because you’re getting more stimulation from your baby at night and still pumping during the day

😫On the other hand, this means being awake more during the night. It can bring you right back to those newborn days! This can be tough though because now you’re having to get up and go to work instead of getting to stay home and maybe catching at least a halfy nap during the day

🧟‍♀️If this new nighttime feeding pattern is tough for you because you feel like a zombie during the day, you can try ramping up certain feeds during the day. Namely, try to do a big nighttime feed, maybe add in a dream feed, and try for a big early morning feed

💙I truthfully didn’t mind being awake more to nurse my boys because it felt like I was still getting our special time together even though I was with them less

🗓This change in feeding pattern shouldn’t last forever though so stick with your pumping schedule during the day to keep that supply up

Have you experienced reverse cycling and how did you feel about it?

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood
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The world of feeding your baby can be overwhelming right?🤱Maybe exclusive breastfeeding just isn’t going to happen for w...
05/14/2022

The world of feeding your baby can be overwhelming right?

🤱Maybe exclusive breastfeeding just isn’t going to happen for whatever reason…or it was never the plan in the first place!

🍼Or you’re going to breastfeed your baby when you’re home, but need them to take a bottle so you can go back to work or just have some you time!

🙌Whatever the reason, I want to help you ditch the overwhelm and arm you with information to help you feel prepared for what’s to come!

✅Join me for a live webinar where we will discuss:

⭐️Responsive feeding
⭐️Newborn reflexes
⭐️Types of feeding
⭐️Milk extraction
⭐️Breast pumps
⭐️Formula
⭐️Bottles
⭐️Tips for returning to work

❗️Registration also includes a 100+pg ebook that is jam packed with sooo much good info

❣️Use the link in my bio to register today and go ahead and use that promo code MAYMAMA 🤗

Can’t wait to see you there!

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

❗️Today is the last day to register for my sleep tips workshop happening tomorrow morning at 10 am!💻Click the link in my...
05/12/2022

❗️Today is the last day to register for my sleep tips workshop happening tomorrow morning at 10 am!

💻Click the link in my bio or:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-sleep-tips-workshop-tickets-331557305827

📖Don’t worry if you can’t make it live! Registration includes access to the recording as well as an ebook emailed to you

💤This class is ideal for parents that have a babe 3-18 months old and want to learn easy ways to help your whole family get better sleep

👶If your babe is under 3 months, well newborn sleep is a lot different than older babies, but I feel like this class could be helpful too just to see what’s ahead and help you feel prepared for what’s to come

✅It’s never too early to lay the foundation for a good sleeper

✅And yes, I’m still offering that promo code MAYMAMA🤗

😍I look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

💘As always, I’m sending you all the love and support as you navigate this beautiful and chaotic world called motherhood
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Woot woot-I’m excited to be doing 3 webinars this month!All 3 webinars are jam packed with useful information and includ...
05/02/2022

Woot woot-I’m excited to be doing 3 webinars this month!

All 3 webinars are jam packed with useful information and include an ebook emailed to you after and the recording if you can’t make it during the scheduled time.

If we haven’t met before I’d love to meet you via zoom:) And if we have, I’d love to see you again and teach you some useful info

I’m offering early bird pricing $5 off registration using promo code MAYMAMA- hurry…this week only

You can visit the Link in my bio or I have included the links below to register as well.

Prenatal Breastfeeding
May 27 10am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prenatal-breastfeeding-webinar-tickets-330748386327

Baby Sleep tips
May 13 10am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-sleep-tips-workshop-tickets-331557305827

Pumping/Bottle Feeding
May 20 10am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumping-bottle-feeding-formula-webinar-tickets-331566974747

Hope to see you this month!
Xo
Shannon
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