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Episode 80: Mom Journey: Navigating New Motherhood with Sarah Hollingsworth

August 24, 2022

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In today’s episode, Jacqueline is joined by Sarah Hollingsworth, Founder & CEO of Poppylist. After a difficult return to the workforce from maternity leave, Sarah decided to step away from her career to focus on family, health, and to pursue a new entrepreneurial journey. In July of 2019, Sarah launched Poppylist, a simplified baby registry platform that helps parents be who they want to be, starting with the right products for their growing family. Sarah resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Amelia and Zoey.

Sarah has a very relatable story about becoming a new mom, dealing with breastfeeding and mental health issues. She says what we know a lot of moms are feeling on a daily basis, and Jacqueline validates all of these feelings and thoughts. Being a mom is hard work, but listening to Sarah’s story just may leave you feeling like you’re not really alone.

In this show, you’ll hear:

  • Sarah’s birth journeys with both of her births
  • How Sarah handled pumping and working
  • What Sarah wishes she knew before giving birth


A Glance at This Episode:

  • [3:02] Sarah’s journey to motherhood
  • [4:51] Ameila’s birth story
  • [7:33] Sarah looks back on what she wishes she would have known during her first labor
  • [10:52] Sarah’s breastfeeding journey with Amelia
  • [18:30] How Sarah handled pumping for Amelia when it was time to go back to work
  • [26:10] What Sarah did differenty in her breastfeeding journey with Zoey
  • [38:28] Weaning Zoey and how Sarah dealt with the emotions
  • [51:13] What Populist is and how it’s beneficial to moms


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