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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

Random stuff:
Are you guilty of these rude behaviors? Why supermarkets bring out the worst in us.
Luke Sky Walker lands in jail after arrest in Tennessee

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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

Random stuff: 
Dutch police find money in washing machine
Nashville band’s songs digs up city’s forgotten past

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

Random stuff:

Animal control officer, nearby helpers catch loose chicken

Donkey, emu find love at animal shelter

11-year-old Ohio boy takes car on joyride

 

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

 

Random stuff links:

A Very Brady Renovation

NY family thinks bones under home are long-missing father

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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

Random stuff:

UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer

Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare

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

 

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!