Organization and Decluttering

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New year, new you, and new resolutions. One of the biggest resolutions people make in the new year is to declutter and organize their home. We discuss some tips and methods for purging some of your unwanted items. We also go through some top organizing methods and tips to help get your house straight. We also have some follow up stories within our random crap segment and one of us has a BIG announcement!

Show links:
Clutter Causes Stress
Home Organization Stress Survey
What Clutter Costs Us
Life fixes: 50 ways moms keep it together
Best decluttering advice we’ve heard

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What do children worry about?

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Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and new year and we are excited to jump into 2019 with new content and new listeners.

This episode we are discussing the different worries children have by their age group. We primarily focus on the younger ages up to the tween ages, but offer additional information below to those who have older children. We were both amazed and surprised what children do truly worry about and why at these young ages. We hope this information is helpful to you as you navigate your way through these different stages with your children.

Show links:
What do children worry about and how can grown-ups help
What children worry about
What causes a child to be worried or anxious
Infographic: Child Therapist’s List of Top Worries by Age
KidsHealth.org
Anxioustoddlers.com

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Favorite Children’s Christmas Movies

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It’s that time of year where we all snuggle up on the couch and watch our favorite Christmas movies with our family. We discuss some of our favorite Christmas movies and what we like about them and how they make us feel during this time of year. Some of our favorites include: Elf, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. So sit down with some hot chocolate (spiked or not) and listen to our conversation about some of the best Christmas movies.

Also, this is our last episode for 2018, so Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and we wish you all a Happy New Year!

Show links:
Best Christmas Movies from Good Housekeeping

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Traveling with Children

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Traveling is stressful. Traveling with children, even more nightmarish! During the holiday season, majority of us will do some traveling with our children. It may be short trips or long ones, but either way, children get scared, tired, and/or bored easily when getting to their destination. In this episode, we break down why and how traveling with children can be stressful and what you can do to combat some of the stress and boredom some children feel in an airplane or in a long car ride. 

We also have a delicious holiday drink for your to try: Jingle Juice. Find the recipe here

Show links:
25 Essential Tips for Traveling with Kids
12 Strategies for Stress-Free Air Travel With Children
TSA: Traveling with Children (Special Procedures)
The Worst Age to Travel with Kids
Travel with Kids: Horror Stories

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Why Moms are Stressed at the Holidays

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you are preparing for your upcoming holiday season with minimum stress, but who’s kidding, right?! The holiday season always seems to bring extra stress to us all, especially moms. In this episode, we navigate through the different stresses moms feel during this time of year as well as hope you can cope or even change some of the stress in your life. We also have a very tasty and seasonal beverage. We hope our honesty and tips are helpful to you all, so you will have a wonderful and safe holiday season. 

Show Links:
Tips for Alleviating the Stress
15 Things Moms Should Definitely Not Do This Holiday Season
5 Stress-Inducing Mistakes Moms Make Holidays Stop Making

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Mom…I’m bored!

As moms (or parents), we have been there when we think our children are entertaining themselves well enough and then… “Mom, I’m bored!” You may think, “Now what?”, “Figure it out”, or completely ignore them, maybe? This week, we discuss why children feel bored, why it can be a good thing for them, and how and when you should help them handle it. We have a yummy seasonal beverage in this episode, so grab a drink and let us help guide you through the rolled eyes, sluggish faces, and sad frowns of bored children.

Show links:

Apple cider and caramel vodka

5 Ways Boredom Makes Your Kid More Awesome

Handling Boredom: Why It’s Good for Your Child

How to Help When Your Kids Are Bored

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Bad Ass Moms

Happy Black Friday y’all! We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. We are very thankful and grateful to have you all as listeners of our podcast.

This episode we will be talking about bad ass moms! Pamela chose Mary Wollstonecraft and Sarah chose Michelle Obama and Sheryl Sandberg. We talk about each of their childhoods, when they became moms, and how they have left lasting impacts on our culture. Grab a cold one and enjoy…because “it’s Wollstonecraft…hitherto delicious!”

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before the news broke about Sheryl Sandberg possibly covering up information at Facebook. We do not condone her alleged behavior, however, we did not feel right editing her segment out of the episode.

Show links:

Mary Wollstonecraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wollstonecraft#Legacy

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Wollstonecraft

Michelle Obama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Obama

Sheryl Sandberg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg

 

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Parent Hacks

You’ve probably had that moment when you’re in the middle of a chore or helping your kids with a project and thought “there has to be an easier way!” We completely understand, so we are discussing some parent hacks you or us may not have ever heard but definitely want to consider. As always, we have our random stuff from the internet (Ross has a twin!) and a tasty beverage to enjoy.

So grab your headphones, relax, and have a pad and pen handy to write down some of these ideas.

Show links:

27 Brilliant Parenting Hacks That Will Make Life with Kids Just a Little Easier

100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

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Interview with Shauna Armitage (www.makingmoxie.com)

Hey y’all! Today we have a wonderful interview with Shauna Armitage! Shauna started her professional career as a copywriter and quickly discovered her real passion was for uncovering innovative strategies that would help the companies she worked with grow. She took the dive into marketing as a project manager and founded Making Moxie, LLC a few years later. Additionally, she is the mother of 3 (soon to be four) great kids and is a military spouse.

 

Shauna Armitage/Making Moxie, LLC information:

www.makingmoxie.com

shauna@makingmoxie.com

instagram/facebook: iammakingmoxie

Making Moxie podcast

 

Mom Ghost Stories

Happy Friday! In honor of Halloween this week, we are sharing ghost stories that involve moms (of course). Sarah, naturally, gives us a background on ghost stories, and Pamela shares classic ghost stories from the eastern North Carolina region. Our stories are quite creepy but hopefully a little alcohol will make us all brave!

Show links:

A Brief History of Ghost Stories

True Ghost Story: Mother’s Helper

Nun Chunks

Where are you my son?

Portrait of Theodosia Burr

Rum Keg Girl

 

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