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Mother’s Day Special: Celebrating Moms and Advice for Maternal Self-Care

We discuss what makes moms special and how to navigate challenges in mothering.



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In honor of Mother's Day, we celebrate mothers and every maternal figure in our lives who instill care and shape us into the people we become.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse producer Celeste Schurman joins Ernie for this celebration of motherhood. She shares her experience as a mother, what she's learned, and what she hopes to impart to her own kids.

We're also joined by Maternal Wellness Specialist Marcella Kelson who explains her mission to provide authentic, tangible, and empowering tools for millennial mothers. She also offers advice for challenges that arise during motherhood, including, the pressure to "do it right," balancing work and home life, and new issues mothers experience in today's world.

Plus, listeners call in to share their admiration and Mother's Day wishes for their moms and maternal figures.



Celeste Schurman

  • Mom of Two
  • Producer, Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Marcella Kelson

  • Maternal Wellness Specialist with Background in Psychotherapy, Developmental Psychology, and Life Coaching

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