Update

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Hi listeners. I hope your summer is ending well. I wanted to post on here an update about why episodes were posting so late and sporadically this summer. It’s been a difficult summer for me. Between juggling children’s multiple activities, working, home management, and my best friend died suddenly (and unexpectedly). I have been grieving,… Continue reading Update

We’re Back!

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! While we took a longer hiatus than expected, but we are so excited to be back to bring you more Motherhood on Tap! For our first episode back we are getting you all caught up on what has been going on in our lives and updating the exciting changes we… Continue reading We’re Back!

Announcement

We hope you all are doing well with what is going on in our world now. We have enjoyed bringing you all our thoughts and feelings on motherhood and we want to keep doing that, but right now we need a little bit of a break.  So, Motherhood on Tap will be taking a hiatus… Continue reading Announcement

Issues Mothers of Color Face

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When we started Motherhood On Tap, we wanted to share our own struggles with parenting, but also understand other mothers out there and what they are facing and how we as a whole, as mothers, can help each other through these struggles. So we decided we would discuss issues that mothers of color face still… Continue reading Issues Mothers of Color Face

Quarantine Check-in #2

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As the world continues the various lockdowns for COVID-19, we continue our check-ins through Zoom and tell each other how we are holding up. We are both having some good days and some bad days and we know you all are too. Side note, this episode was recorded several weeks ago before the death of… Continue reading Quarantine Check-in #2

Podcast Blackout

Hi, mamas. Sarah here. On behalf of Pamela and myself, I am here to say that Motherhood on Tap condemns all forms of racism and violence. We, along with many others in the podcasting community, mourn the loss of all those whose lives have ended as a result of senseless brutality. To show our support… Continue reading Podcast Blackout

Quarantine Check-In

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We have all been stuck at home now for several weeks due to the COVID-19 virus and feeling a little stir crazy. We decided to “meet up” through a Zoom call and record a check-in episode for you all. Sound quality may not be the best since it was over Zoom and we also had… Continue reading Quarantine Check-In

Minisode: COVID-19 & Marriage

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Motherhood on Tap presents Salacious History – Sarah’s podcast about moments in history that were shaped by sex, romance, and people who were generally down to clown. Pamela and Sarah would like to share a recent minisode about how the coronavirus quarantine has impacted married couples…ENJOY! As the coronavirus continues to spread, the CDC continues… Continue reading Minisode: COVID-19 & Marriage

Mom Quizzes (Minisode)

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So, we all need a break and some fun, especially right now, so we decided to quiz each other and have some laughs. This was recorded before all of the quarantines happening all over our state and the country, but not a bad idea for a potential Zoom mommies call over coffee or other tasty… Continue reading Mom Quizzes (Minisode)

What Moms Hate the Most

We don’t always admit that there are things we must do as moms that we completely hate. We want to hide, secretly roll our eyes, or pretend we absolutely love it while moaning on the inside. This episode covers all of that! Sarah and Pamela discuss the things they hate the most with motherhood. Please… Continue reading What Moms Hate the Most

Bad Ass Moms – 2

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March is Women’s History Month and we decided to end the month with another bad ass moms episode! In this episode we cover the lives and accomplishments of Eustacia Cutler and Candy Lightner. We also have a wonderful drink of gin and ginger ale that’s simple and a must try. Show notes:Eustacia Cutler https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandinhttps://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autismhttp://www.templegrandineustaciacutlerautismfund.com/eustacia-cutlerhttps://www.aspergers101.com/day-great-eustacia-cutler/ Candy… Continue reading Bad Ass Moms – 2

How Can I Be More Productive?

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Have you ever felt like you been so busy during the day, but NOTHING was accomplished? I think we all have. Between life, children, our children’s activities, our spouse/partner, and trying to have our own personal life, how can we get anything done? We discuss some obstacles that get in our way and then some… Continue reading How Can I Be More Productive?

Keeping Kids Healthy

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We take on a relevant topic for all parents right now. How do we keep our kids healthy in this cold and flu season. We go over how the immune system works and how important it is, tips and tricks on how to keep your children (and yourself), and we go on a side rant… Continue reading Keeping Kids Healthy

Shoot the S*** – Riley is here!

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We are back together after a slight recording hiatus because baby Riley is here. Sarah recalls her birth story with Riley and how she is doing. He even joins us in the recording with his adorable baby whimpers (in case you hear them). Pamela did have some random crap from the internet, since it had… Continue reading Shoot the S*** – Riley is here!

Bullying – Part 2

This episode we finished our discussion on bullying. Pamela dives into the signs to look for if you suspect if your child is being bullied and what steps you can take to stop and help your child with the bullying. These steps are for both home, school, sports, etc. She also discusses the other side… Continue reading Bullying – Part 2

Bullying – Part 1

This episode is part 1 of our discussion on bullying. Do you worry about if your child is being bullied or what to do if they are being bullied? What if your child is the one who is bullying someone else? We will discuss all angles of this hot and controversial topic. In this part,… Continue reading Bullying – Part 1

Difficult Conversations with Children

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Hello listeners! We are back with an important and uncomfortable topic. Have you ever been eating dinner and your child asks you an “adult” question and you are not sure how to answer it? Should you be honest? How much detail is needed? Is brushing it off for another time smart or could that affect… Continue reading Difficult Conversations with Children

DIY Christmas Gifts

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We all scroll through Pinterest looking at some of the most imaginative and creative gifts you could make for family and friends. But, what if you don’t have that kind of time? Or that kind of money? Well, we have you covered. For our Christmas episode this year, we are covering DIY Christmas gifts that… Continue reading DIY Christmas Gifts

Very Brady Renovation – Part 2

We’re back with part 2 of our review of the Very Brady Renovation. We discuss episodes 3 and 4, including our respect for the construction team on this show and our dislike of one of the designers on the show. Grab a warm and tasty drink and re-watch this show with our commentary in the… Continue reading Very Brady Renovation – Part 2

Very Brady Renovation – Part 1

We followed the saga of purchasing of the Brady Bunch house and announced the show was being filmed. Now, we watched it and we have our thoughts and opinions…a lot of opinions! Part 1 covers episodes 1 and 2 of the HGTV show. Join us as we cover the ins and outs of this unique… Continue reading Very Brady Renovation – Part 1

Participation Trophies

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Happy Friday listeners! We are new this week with a somewhat controversial topic, participation trophies. We have all seen the memes and jokes about children receiving participation trophies, but we wanted to have a real conversation on the topic and the background behind the trophies, pros and cons, and does it really make our children… Continue reading Participation Trophies

The Mental Load – Part 2

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Happy weekend listeners! This week, we are picking up where we left off discussing the mental load and its effects on women, especially mothers. Part 2 covers how to have difficult conversations about the mental load with our spouses and practical steps you can take to begin rebalancing the priorities. So grab a light or… Continue reading The Mental Load – Part 2

The Mental Load – Part 1

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We tackle a rather loaded topic over the next two episodes. We are discussing the “mental load”, also known as the “invisible load” women, especially mothers, take on a daily basis. In this first part, we discuss the “mental load” cartoon, our own experiences with handling (or lack of) the mental load, and how it… Continue reading The Mental Load – Part 1

Another Shoot the S**t Episode

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Hi listeners! Sarah and Pamela are back together for the first time since baby Brianna’s arrival. Pamela discusses the circumstances of why she made her arrival a week early and how things have been going since then. Cozy up with something delicious and enjoy some good laughs on Pamela’s thoughts on having a family of… Continue reading Another Shoot the S**t Episode

Self-Care

This episode we discuss the topic of self-care. We cover a lot of information on this topic from how important self-care is to any person, but especially to pregnant women and moms too. We offer the benefits of self-care, ways you can provide self-care, and even cheaper and/or free options of self-care that you probably… Continue reading Self-Care

Parent Fails

In our episode today, we discuss “parent fails” or incidents where parents have good intentions but those intentions fall short or fail completely. Like the perfect family photo that isn’t so perfect. Or a bad clothing decision for your child, especially on picture day. Or even letting something slip and your child keeps repeating those… Continue reading Parent Fails

Things You Shouldn’t Say to Pregnant Women – (Part 2)

In this episode, we are continuing our discussion of what NOT to say to pregnant woman. This includes discussing if a woman is too young/old to be pregnant, how much a woman weighs or is gaining during her pregnancy, and we share some horror stories we found online from real moms who had their own… Continue reading Things You Shouldn’t Say to Pregnant Women – (Part 2)

Announcement

Hey listeners! Due to the upcoming arrival of baby Brianna, we will be releasing episodes every other Friday going forward. We will announce when we go back to our weekly schedule. Thank you again for all of your support! If you have any episode ideas, follow-ups, or comments, please feel free to reach out to… Continue reading Announcement

Interview with Cecily White-Cooper – Mom of twins (Part 2)

This week we finish our interview with Cecily White-Cooper, who is a teacher and a mother of twins. She also has a podcast of her own on teaching: Teacher CES Podcast. In part 2 of our talk with Cecily, we discuss what is like being the mom of twins. We discuss what it was like… Continue reading Interview with Cecily White-Cooper – Mom of twins (Part 2)

Interview with Cecily White-Cooper (Teacher)

We are back! We hope you all had a wonderful July 4th break. This week we interviewed a wonderful woman, Cecily White-Cooper, who is a teacher and a mother of twins (we will discuss that next week) and has a podcast of her own on teaching: Teacher CES Podcast. We discuss her experience being a… Continue reading Interview with Cecily White-Cooper (Teacher)

Crazy Parenting Advice Throughout History – Part 2

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We are finishing up our discussion of crazy parenting advice throughout history. We are wrapping up focusing on the 1940’s through the 1970’s. We hope you enjoy and have a good laugh as we did. Personally, we think parents had it a little easier “back in the day”. Show links: coming soon.

Crazy Parenting Advice Throughout History – Part 1

Have you ever read past parenting advice or hear from a relative what they would feed a baby “way back when”? Well after our Old Wives’ Tales episode, we thought we would go another step and look at parenting through history. Beginning with the turn of the 20th century (around 1900) and ending at the… Continue reading Crazy Parenting Advice Throughout History – Part 1

Pursuing Your Own Interests/Hobbies While Being a Mom

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In this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of continuing your interests or hobbies or pursuing new ones while also navigating the world of motherhood. We discuss the research behind the importance and steps on how to get yourself motivated to get started (if you need to). Show links:Psychology Today: Six Reasons Why You Need… Continue reading Pursuing Your Own Interests/Hobbies While Being a Mom

Movies We Want to Watch With Our Kids

Happy weekend! This episode we are discussing the movies we are looking forward to sharing with our daughters. These are movies that have a special meaning to us or a life lesson we want to share with them. It’s a fun and funny conversation. Also, in random crap from the internet, we discuss a new… Continue reading Movies We Want to Watch With Our Kids

Keeping Kids Safe Online

We previously discussed how to connect with your children within the digital age, but how do we keep them safe? How do we monitor the things they could be exposed to when there is so much out there and easily available? This week we discuss this issue, offer some tips from experts, and other advice… Continue reading Keeping Kids Safe Online

Mom Guilt

This episode topic might be a touchy subject, but we feel that all moms have felt some type of “mom guilt” at certain points of motherhood. Whether it is an unorganized, messy house, long hours at the office, or missing a child’s practice or rehearsal, we all understand that nagging feeling in our guilt that… Continue reading Mom Guilt

Picky Eaters

We are discussing how to handle and deal with picky eaters within your family. We look into the psychology behind picky eaters, tips on getting your child to try a food at least, and how to recognize the signs if the picky eating maybe a more serious issue. Show links:What makes kids picky eaters?Picky eaters… Continue reading Picky Eaters

The Sleep Help Institute

Hello listeners! Recently, we were contacted by the Sleep Help Institute. They are a site devoted to spreading awareness of sleep health and wellness. Currently they have been researching steps expecting parents can take to get a restful comfortable sleep throughout all stages of their pregnancy and beyond. Here are a few resources they recommend… Continue reading The Sleep Help Institute

Old Wives’ Tales

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You have probably heard one before…”you can’t be having a girl, you are carrying too low” or “don’t cut a baby’s hair too soon, it won’t grow back”, old wives’ tales that have been passed down through generations. Do any of these “tales” have an ounce of truth to them? In this episode we cover… Continue reading Old Wives’ Tales

Shooting the S*** – Again

In this week’s episode, we wanted to have a little fun, so we take a few gender prediction quizzes before Pamela announces the gender of baby #3. We also spend some time discussing some random topics and well shoot the s*** again. Hope you all enjoy!

Mom Cars

This week’s episode we discuss another mom sterotype…the “mom car”. Is it the minivan, monster SUV, or the mid-sized sedan? We go through the list and discuss the evolution of the “mom car” and car safety in general and then what your “mom car” says about you! See where you fit in. As always, we… Continue reading Mom Cars

Helicopter Parenting Pros & Cons

This week we are discussing the hot topic of “helicopter” parenting and discuss the pros and cons of this parenting style. We also provide a high-level of detail of other parenting styles. In this episode, there are many different definitions of “helicopter” parenting and we discuss them all. Again, this episode is not meant for… Continue reading Helicopter Parenting Pros & Cons

Fertility Treatments

On this week’s episode, we have a very special interview for you! Elizabeth and Annie Griner (who just happen to be Sarah’s sister and sister-in-law) explain what it’s like to get pregnant via fertility treatments. Hear about the highs and lows of investing your time, money, and body in a process in the hopes of… Continue reading Fertility Treatments

Favorite Disney Movies

Happy Friday everyone! We have a fun episode today because we are discussing our favorite Disney movies. We also have fun with a Disney quiz and a discussion over some more odd or controversial animated films by Disney. We hope you enjoy this fun episode. *Disclaimer: All images, sounds, movie lines, etc. belongs to the… Continue reading Favorite Disney Movies

Kids & Finances

In this week’s episode, we are tackling that sticky subject of finances, especially once you start having children. We offer our own personal struggles and frustrations as well as tips on your finances when considering starting a family, expanding your family, or even maintaining a household budget. Hopefully this episode will give you some helpful… Continue reading Kids & Finances

Raising Physically Active Kids

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This week we decided to discuss how we as moms keep our kids physically active and how to motivate them to stay physically active. We offer our own experiences as kids and how we are currently motivating and continue to motivate our kids. In this digital world, this is a challenging time for parents to… Continue reading Raising Physically Active Kids

Apps for Moms

This week we have a fun and informative episode all about apps that are helpful to moms. Having a hard time keeping schedule, too much artwork laying around the house, or maybe a new mom trying to figure out a feeding and diapering schedule, these apps might be helpful towards you and your family. We… Continue reading Apps for Moms

Discipline for Children – Part 2

Today, we continue our discussion on discipline for children. In this second part, we discuss corporal punishment and positive reinforcement techniques. We also discuss the ups and downs of raising a strong-willed child and how discipline and punishment are a little for those children. Show notes:Spanking / Corporal PunishmentParenting the Strong Willed Child: 5 Discipline… Continue reading Discipline for Children – Part 2

Discipline for Children – Part 1

This week’s episode is the first half of our discussion of the different types of discipline for children. We discuss pros and cons for the different types of discipline, what potentially works better, and why some types of discipline do not work. Disclaimer: This discussion is not meant to pass judgment or for us to… Continue reading Discipline for Children – Part 1

Mom Clothes

This week’s topic is a little off-beat as we discuss “mom clothes”. There are always lots of jokes about different “mom styles”, even an SNL skit on “mom jeans” but we wanted to take it a little bit further. We talk about our own styles and what we like to wear, how having children has… Continue reading Mom Clothes

Raising Kids in the Digital Age

The world is a lot different from when we were kids. Technology was mostly for fun or schoolwork (Oregon Trail!) but now, children are immersed in technology from birth with smartphones, streaming services, tablets, computers, etc. So how do you monitor and connect with your kids in this technology/digitally-driven world? This week, we break down… Continue reading Raising Kids in the Digital Age

If Moms Ruled the World…

This week’s episode is a little different. We are discussing how things would be if moms were the complete rulers of the world. Sometimes we get serious and sometimes we get funny, but always a good time. Pamela shares a good “mocktail”, while Sarah shares how she “dirtied” it up! As always, some funny random… Continue reading If Moms Ruled the World…

Mom Charities

This week, we discuss some of the charities that are near and dear to our hearts that helps out mothers and their children. We discuss the history of these charities and what services and resources they provide to mothers. We are passionate about this topic and hope you enjoy our discussion and if you are… Continue reading Mom Charities

Organization and Decluttering

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… Continue reading Organization and Decluttering

What do children worry about?

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… Continue reading What do children worry about?

Favorite Children’s Christmas Movies

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… Continue reading Favorite Children’s Christmas Movies

Traveling with Children

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… Continue reading Traveling with Children