145 – Building Healthy Attachment – Motherhood Series (Part 13) – With Phillipa Nixon-James

Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves as moms? What if we went into parenting by simply relaxing and focusing on a healthy attachment at the start? In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins is interviewing Phillipa Nixon-James, or @theupbeatmama on Instagram. In this episode you’ll learn: An overview on healthy attachment Simple ways to promote healthy attachment in our children How to be a “good enough” mom God’s redemption for Read more…

144: For the Babies We Never Held – Stories of Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss – Motherhood Series (Part 12)

They say 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, you will hear four women’s experiences of losing their child or children to miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Hear Ellie Collins interview her mother, Jill Herringshaw, about her story of losing two babies. In the midst of the interview, you will hear three other women’s stories. Taylor, Jess and Carissa share how they lost their child or children in early Read more…

143: Pain-Free Childbirth – Motherhood Series (Part 11) – With Megan Fraboni

Childbirth is supposed to be the worst, most intense pain anyone experiences. And that’s normal, right? Well, what if I told you that’s not how God designed it? What if God actually wants us to NOT have pain in childbirth? Well, in this episode, we hear from Megan Fraboni. Megan shares how she believed for a completely pain-free labor and delivery and actually experienced it! Whether you’re pregnant or not, you will love this episode! Read more…

142: Renewing my Mind and Body as a New Mom – Motherhood Series (Part 10)

News Flash: Motherhood is HARD! In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins shares how the Lord is calling her to renew her mind and body in this season of postpartum. Disappointment, anxiety and depression have crept in. But, when Ellie has chosen to focus on gratitude and worship, it’s made a huge difference! Scripture mentioned: Romans 12:1-2 3 John 2 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Philippians 4:5-9 Isaiah 26:3 Hope Reclaimed Give //¬†patreon.com/hopereclaimed Reclaimed Gathering Read more…

141: My Birth Story – Unexpected C-Section and Postpartum Struggles – Motherhood Series (Part 9)

In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins shares her raw and real birth story and the disappointment surrounding it. At times, the birth was traumatic but Ellie shares how the Lord is meeting her in the healing of that story. Ellie also shares about her struggles with the postpartum period, including breastfeeding. And through it all, the Lord has continued to reveal himself as the provider for Ellie and her daughter Jona. Follow Read more…

140: Family Support in Grief – Motherhood Series (Part 8) – With Natalie Anderson

Did you listen to last week’s episode? In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins interviews Natalie Anderson. Natalie’s sister was on the podcast last week sharing the story of her son Owen’s death. In this episode, Natalie shares her perspective. Natalie shares about how to support someone experiencing grief and loss while also grieving yourself. To honor her nephew’s life, Natalie published a book. “My First Memories with Mom and Dad” can be Read more…

139: Stillbirth and Motherhood – Motherhood Series (Part 7) – With Lydia Holmes

In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins interviews Lydia. Lydia shares her story of her son Owen who, at full term, was stillborn. Recounting the painful and beautiful the birth story, Lydia gives Hope Reclaimed a truly vulnerable and precious gift. Not only did the Lord meet Lydia and her husband Matt in the middle of their pain, they are also seeing God’s hand in their healing as well. Matt and Lydia Holmes Read more…

138: Walking Through Infertility and IVF – Motherhood Series (Part 6) – With Stacey Klein

Experiencing infertility can be one of the greatest disappointments for some. In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Collins interviews Stacey Klein. Stacy shares all about her experience trying to conceive naturally and making the decision to pursue fertility treatments. Stacey’s Bio Stacey is a wife to husband TJ for 4 years, and the mother of 5 month old twin boys. These are miracle babies after 2 years of infertility and IVF. She’s a Read more…

Three Tips to Make 2022 a Healing Year

I’m convinced that there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make New Year’s resolutions and those who don’t. I’m the former. I love a new year and a new start. It’s a time of motivation, momentum, and hope that change is coming! Whether you’re a resolution person or not, if 2021 was a tough year for you, you’re probably hoping that 2022 will be better. Reflecting on the divorce, the separation, Read more…

137: Thriving in the Postpartum Season – Motherhood Series (Part 5) – With Ashley Pullar

The season of postpartum can be a lot for new moms. Sleep deprivation, healing from the delivery and not to mention your hormones completely changing! Nothing is the same! In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, in this series on Motherhood, Ellie Collins interviews Ashley Pullar, a postpartum nurse all about this challenging and beautiful season of life. What we cover in this episode: The upside of baby-brain The importance of the hormone oxytocin Combatting Read more…