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

 

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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

 

Random stuff:

‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

 

Mom Crimes

We’re coming up on Halloween, so we decided we could divulge into our love of true crime and cover crimes mothers have committed for their children or with their children. We cover the cases of Kimberly Cunningham and Ma Barker and the Barker-Karpis Gang. There are some laughs, intrigue, and a few gasps! So grab a cold one and enjoy these stories we will share with you.

Disclaimer: listener discretion is advised since we are discussing topics of violent crimes in this episode.

Show links:

Effects of Parents on Crime

Children follow example of their convicted parents

Kimberly Cunningham

https://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3685448&page=1

http://murderpedia.org/female.C/c/cunningham-kimberly.htm

Ma Barker & the Barker-Karpis Gang

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

https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-creepiest-mother-child-criminal-teams/

Random stuff

Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

Trick-or-treaters over 12 could face jail time in Virginia

Family Leave

Happy Friday y’all! This week we have another “soap box” topic. We are discussing maternity/paternity leave, but we are calling it family leave. We share the research we have done on the benefits of having adequate leave while recovering from having a baby, settling in with life with a newborn, as well as if you are taking leave to take care of a sick relative. We break down the statistics, what companies out there have outstanding medical leave, and discuss somewhat shocking information about the U.S.’s standard federal policies on medical leave.

All we ask is you hang tight and listen through the whole episode. We are asking for adequate medical/family for ALL. Whatever your situation is, we feel we all need to begin to look after each other more.

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Show notes and random stuff links below.

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Sarah and Pamela Shoot the S***

Happy Friday morning! We have a special episode for you today.  This episode is what happens when Sarah and Pamela start drinking BEFORE they start recording. We attempt to do the episode introduction in a multitude of styles before launching into stories about horrible doctors, accidentally teaching our children to swear, and our love of cats. We may also be the first people in history to drunkenly discuss the merits of the Oxford comma!

And guinea pig noises. Lots of guinea pig noises!

Interview with Dr. Pragya Agarwal (Raising Creative Kids)

This week, Sarah interviewed Dr. Pragya Agarwal about the importance of raising creative children. Pragya is a Creative Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Founder of Hedge & Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin, and is a campaigner for creativity and mental health. She has extensive experience running workshops and delivering lectures on the value of creativity to drive innovation, encourage resilience, and develop critical decision-making skills. Pragya is also an acclaimed author, a contributor for Forbes magazine, and works tirelessly to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in British Asian communities.

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Children’s Movies from the 1990’s

This week we are wrapping up our mini-series of favorite children’s movies (for now). As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970’s, there are so many children’s movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies.

This week is children’s movies from the 1990’s. Sarah takes over this episode since this is her decade for her childhood movies. We have a lot of different opinions about the movies she lists, especially Home Alone!

Grab a yummy drink and get ready for some laughs.

Show links: 

Best Films Growing up as a kid in the 90’s

The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s

26 Way Too Overlooked ’90s Kids Movies That Everyone Should Watch At Least Once

Random stuff:

Corpse flower in full bloom in California

Colorado college reprinting up to 9.2K diplomas to fix typo

 

Interview with Jennifer Moss (The Baby Names Podcast)

We’re back after having a short break. We have another wonderful guest on this week’s episode. Sarah and Pamela had the pleasure of interviewing baby name expert, Jennifer Moss!

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of BabyNames.com, and author of The One-In-A-Million Baby Names Book and The Baby Names Workbook. With the help of her website, she has helped tens of thousands of expecting parents choose the perfect name for their babies. And finally, she’s the co-host of The Baby Names Podcast along with her sister, Mallory Moss Katz.

The Baby Names Podcast

Have questions on names or naming? E-mail at podcast@babynames.com.

Children’s Movies from the 1980’s

This week we are continuing our mini-series of favorite children’s movies. As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970’s, there are so many children’s movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies. This week is children’s movies from the 1980’s. Pamela was a child of the 80’s, so she breaks down all over her favorites, by genre and tells us who were her childhood crushes!

We get silly again with our random stuff from the internet. Grab a drink and reminisce with us.

Show links:

Best 80s kids movies list

25 movies from the 80s that every kid should see

20 forgotten movies of the 80s kids will love now

Random stuff:

Woman helps man short on cash, finds out he’s Keith Urban

Lance Bass tried to buy home featured in ‘Brady Bunch’

Follow up story on Brady Bunch home

How Having Children Changes Your Marriage

We all hear how a baby changes everything, but no one realizes it until they have a newborn and there is a new dynamic in your household. Priorities shift, communication changes, and well…your marriage has changed. It isn’t always in a bad way either. This episode Sarah and Pamela break down how having children changes things in your marriage. Some of it is good and some of it is…not so great. We discuss this touchy subject with a whole lot of laughs and alcohol, of course. And also learn why “it is what it is” is the most annoying phrase ever (according to Pamela).

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Random crap from the Internet: