Episode 16

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21st Dec 2021

Rethinking Creativity, Stepping In & Stepping Back // with Melissa Ohlman-Roberge (Mom Who's Been There)

What does it mean to be creative?  How do we raise good kids? What does a mom of 3 grown daughters wish she knew back then, or know for sure now?

My guest this week, and the second featured “mom who’s been there”, is Melissa Ohlman-Roberge.  Melissa is the mom of 3 daughters, ages 29, 26 and 24 as well as their dog, Zoe, and is partner to husband Kevin, who dabbles on the stage when not running his staffing business.  She calls herself a “creative instigator” who thrives on the energy of the creative process as it unfolds in real time. She has worked as a theater artist and educator for more than 30 years.  In addition, Melissa is a visual artist focusing on mixed media collage and printing. 

In this episode, Melissa shares her hard-earned wisdom as an educator and mom, and the importance of creativity as an everyday approach, as well as tips for moms of tween & teen girls today.

Melissa shares:

  • What her parenting approach was like, and her relationship with her daughters now
  • The importance of true creativity and appreciating the process
  • What she learned from raising her three daughters
  • Her best advice for moms of tweens & teens today 

For more about Melissa Ohlman-Roberge, head here:

  • Instagram: @MORcreates
  • Facebook:  look up “MORcreates”
  • Additional links:  https://linktr.ee/MORcreates

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Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them
Helping moms be & raise strong women
Are you a growth-oriented, mindful and busy mom who wants to raise strong daughters? Me too!

Tune in for short episodes (under 25 min) filled with inspiration, insights and actionable tips from experts, moms who’ve been there, and host Carmelita Tiu (a mom of two girls herself).

Hear about timely (& sometimes tough) topics: boundaries, self-care, creating safe spaces, self confidence, intuition, negative patterns, body positivity, friendship, body image, gender stereotypes, stress, and more.

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And here’s to strong women -- may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them.

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Carmelita Tiu

Service, creativity, and human potential -- these things inspire Carmelita Tiu as an attorney, podcaster, creative, educator and parent. After receiving her art degree and law degree, she worked as an attorney at The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for several years, then pivoted to the design and advertising world. She's also held adjunct professorships at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago, and served on the boards of numerous cultural and community service organizations.

As a curious and committed mom to two daughters, Carmelita recently launched the podcast, "Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them," a show that informs and inspires mindful and growth-oriented moms of girls -- so they can show up for themselves and their daughters the way they want to. "Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them" is on all the major podcast platforms, or head to knowberaisethem.com.

Though she's based in Chicago, she's currently looping around the U.S. with her family for the 2021-22 school year -- a bucket list dive into memory-making, hyperfocusing on the family, and pouring into passion projects.