A Day in the Life of a MOMgienist

momgienists Feb 09, 2017

Let's welcome our first MOMgienists Blog Contributor, Amy!

Today was a good day. It’s Friday, my clinical day went smooth, slow but smooth. We don’t have much planned for the weekend ahead, which is nice as sometimes we have too much going on. My boys are out watching the local high school boys basketball game, and I just put my daughter to bed and walked out of her room...for the 5th time! Netflix is on pause, again, and I’m hoping the dog didn’t taste my wine, I really should put it on the counter when I walk out of the room.

I’m hoping that I’ll finally get through the documentary on traveling photographers, something the rest of my family wouldn’t sit through, and finish up some paperwork for my nursing home dental hygiene project. I don’t get much done between frequent visits to my daughter’s room, distractions of emails, text messages, and Facebook. 

Before I know it my boys are back home and my son looks...

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Episode 15: Parental Leave: MOMgienists Love Starbucks

momgienists Feb 07, 2017

Mommas love any reason to get more coffee. What better reason to support Starbucks who has recently added amazing parental benefits for their employees. Christie and Jasmin discuss the recent change in Starbucks and their experiences requesting parental leave during the births of their children. 

The MOMgienists hope this is a trend that will stay and move across the nation.

Stay tuned to the end for an exciting offer!

Starbucks Parental Leave
Starbucks Expanding Parental Leave

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Episode 14: MOMgienists Navigating the Uncharted Territory of Interviewing While Pregnant

momgienists Jan 30, 2017


There is nothing more awkward about interviewing while pregnant! Especially in the dental hygiene world. Listen in as Christie and Jasmin share their personal experiences and great articles that shed light on this often asked question.

We want to continue this conversation in our Facebook forum. So head over to "A Safe Place for MOMgiensits" and share your thoughts on interviewing while pregnant. Share the good, bad, and ugly! We are here to support you!

Mommas, this episode contains a great offer from Solution Reach! Check out their website and make sure to listen in to the very end for an EXCITING offer!

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MOMgienist Passion: Live in Your Truth

momgienists Jan 18, 2017


I remember the day that I graduated very clearly, surrounded by my classmates, professors, family and friends. As classmates we had spent at least 2 years together, laughing, crying, studying, learning, thinking, planning, dreaming. We all had our own ideas of what our profession would hold for us. We were all passionate about what we were going to accomplish, the lives we would touch, the differences that we would make.

Fast forward more than 6 years and I have again discovered that passion, the idea that I can make a difference, the knowledge that I will touch lives. It saddens me that, for a time, that passion was buried. Buried under the complacency of no longer studying day in and day out. Buried under stressful working environments that focus less and less on the value of care and individual treatment, and focus more and more on the money coming in. Buried under family and life in general. I am excited to say that I have that passion back, it is alive and well and...

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Episode 12: Meet DADgienist Extraordinaire- Andrew Johnston, RDH

momgienists Jan 16, 2017

Christie and Jasmin are so stoked to share our first DADgienist interview with Andrew Johnston, RDH. Andrew is an amazing hygienist, Dad, and co-host of A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast.


You will be blown away by all that Andrew has accomplished within the profession of dental hygiene. What stands out as his biggest accomplishment is his beautiful wife Allison and three children. This conversation got REAL quick as Andrew shared his fears and joys of being a parent. There is more in common with MOMgienists and DADgienists than one would think. 


Let's support our DADgienists for all they do!


Shout out to Allison, Andrew's smoking hot wife who holds the fort down! We APPRECIATE you!!  

You can find Andrew here:

Facebook: A Tale of Two Hygienists Facebook Page
Podcast: A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast
Blog: Eating My Words Blog
Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes: TED TALK


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Think Beyond the Prophy: Shavonne Healy, RDH, BSDH

Think Beyond the Prophy is kick starting 2017 with Shavonne Healy, RDH, BSDH!

I first met her at the ADHA CLL 2015 in Nashville where we both attended a focus group. We shared our opinions on latest research and how we could personally uplift our profession.

Fast forward to the Fall of 2015, I invited her to speak as a panelist for a panel discussion I organized for first and second year students. I was instantly blown away by the fire that resides in her. At that time, I was unsure on where I was going to take my career and what contribution I could make in our field. Shavonne's empowering motivational presentation awoke me! She has a gift of speech and is a talented writer. 

Get to know this mover and shaker! You will be inspired as much as I am. Would you like to meet her in person? She will be a panelist at the Think Beyond the Prophy: Redefining Your Career educational event. Click HERE to find out more information and register! Seats are limited!



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Episode 11: Conquering Goals and Making a MOMgienist Difference

momgienists Jan 04, 2017

Christie and Jasmin had the privilege to interview Kyle Isaacs, RDHEP, BHS. She is a phenomenal and passionate hygienist that truly seeks to serve others. She has successfully raised children and actively seeks to share her pearls of wisdom with all willing to listen. 

Kyle is a skilled hygienist, MOMgienist, business owner, speaker, writer and beach body coach. You can find her empowering articles in RDH magazine, traveling Oregon providing care to those with poor access to care, and on social media providing encouragement to other hygienists to seek whole body health. 

We had such an amazing time speaking with her and we hope you are inspired and empowered by her leading example. Take the time to find her on social media or contact her through her website. She is always looking to mentor anyone who needs help.


Kyle's business: Miles 2 Smiles, LLC

Kyle can be reached at: CLICK HERE

Kyle can help you reach your fitness goals: CLICK HERE


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Episode 10: "Three Kids In, Anyone Can Join In My Bed"

momgienists Dec 28, 2016

Christie and Jasmin reunite to record in comfort on Christie's bed! After a yummy meal with our families, we spend some time catching up.


There is so much to share and so little time. Stay tuned for upcoming topics, inspiration, and fun! 


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Episode 9: "If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."

momgienists Dec 08, 2016

Mommas, have you heard of a doula? A doula is a “trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”


Meet Christina! Christina is a certified doula that assisted in the birth of Jasmin’s second daughter. Jasmin’s experience was unforgettable and empowering. In this episode learn what a doula is, the services they provide, the cost of their services, how to become a doula, and why every birthing woman should have a doula for birth and postpartum recovery.

Biggest takeaway: Do your own research, be your own advocate, find a provider that fits your desire for your birth plan.

Interested in contacting Christina? 
Reach her at [email protected] 

Want to learn more? Follow the links below:
Informed birth Choices

Interested in finding a doula...

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Episode 8: The Ugly Face of Anxiety

momgienists Dec 04, 2016

The symptoms of anxiety are real, ugly, and uncontrollable at times. Many persons experience anxiety in various forms.  Jasmin shared her intimate thoughts and experience with anxiety. You can tell from the beginning of the recording that she was tired. She is a well-accomplished hygienist that often copes with challenges in a rockstar way. Mommas often forget that everyone needs some time to rest including themselves.

Jasmin helped her anxiety with meditation, talking it out with close friends, and using the podcast to shed light on this topic.

Takeaway: Don't be afraid to reach out for help! You are not alone. 

Find out more here: Anxiety Disorder

For Maryland Dental Professionals who need help contact: MD Well-Being Committee. It's FREE and ANONYMOUS!

Check out: The Anxiety Podcast

Please contact your physician if alternative techniques are not getting you the relief that you need!

Shout out to Kyle Issac, RDHAP, BHS, a business owner, hygienist, mentor,...

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