About me
and the show

Retired Educator now Wife, Mom, Parent Coach, and Entrepreneur spills the real raw details of parenthood. With guests starred in episodes to answer questions, be vulnerable, and build a village.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

As a new father and husband, my wife needed an outlet and someone to relate to. I’ve had the chance to listen to what Melissa says, and she knows her stuff. She’s passionate, honest, and has a soothing voice, so everything feels warm and fuzzy. Thank you for your help!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Outstanding material, intriguing topics, and a host that is infatuating. Melissa makes you feel like it’s a phone call, or she’s in your mind. I can’t wait to see what else she has for us in the future.



I'm Back & Vulnerable! Da Modern Mama Podcast

Happy November! This is undoubtedly the best way for me to return on the month of my half birthday. It's been two months since our last episode, and we were moving on to season 2, but it didn't feel right in my spirit. After some tears, panic attacks and writing, I found out a lot about my time and effort away. I hope yall haven't forgotten about me too soon. Let's continue Season 1 and get this thing started for real! Get to know me:Looking for a Parent or Life Coach: https://itslauravalentine.com/coaching/My Doula Services "Blissful Births" https://itslauravalentine.com/blissful-births/Let's connect and be friends. I'm on social media as "Da Modern Mama" everywhere!Please help our podcast by donating: PayPal.me/damodernmamaVisit us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/damodernmama/
  1. I'm Back & Vulnerable!
  2. What's a Birth Plan? Why you should use one!
  3. What's Gentle Parenting?
  4. Overstimulated Mamas
  5. How to be a Boss at The Paediatrician

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Melissa Philippe, or Mel, is the founder and creator of Da Modern Mama. An organisation built around the advocacy and support for POC maternal health. After being an English educator for 8+ years, Mel decided to devote her time to being a speaker and advocate for women of colour. With degrees in English, Writing and literature while being a doula and certified Montessori educator and an Adult and Child Psychologist focused on development and neuroscience. It's allowed her to learn from both sides of the fence and use the same practices in our family. Melissa is also a multi-award-winning author, writer, educator, parent coach, and keynote speaker. - Melissa Philippe (Laura Valentine)

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