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 can affect mothers.

Show notes:
“You should’ve asked” – Mental load cartoon
Women’s invisible labor leaves them feeling empty, study finds
Mom’s invisible task list
The mental workload of a mother

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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 5 now. Also, Pamela relishes in having a glass (or plastic cup) of wine after her long hiatus.

Self-Care

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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 wouldn’t think about! So, we suggest putting on something comfy with a tasty beverage and indulge yourself in this new episode.

Show notes:
Self-care for busy moms
Self-care ideas for exhausted parents
Self-care ideas for working moms
Why Self-Care Is Important for Your Physical and Mental Health
Self-Care During Pregnancy
The self-care checklist that will refresh new mamas

additional links:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/a25655596/self-care-for-moms/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mom-selfcare-is-nonnegoti_b_1171034
https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/postpartum/easy-ways-sneak-self-care-new-moms/

Random stuff:
Fitness trackers are good for your health, but that 10,000-step goal is overblown
Nonagenarian drinks between 12 and 20 glasses of beer per day

Parent Fails

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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 words for everyone to hear. We discuss some of the best parent fails we found online and some of our own we have experienced. Please join us for a good laugh!

Show links:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g3729/funny-parent-fails/
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-parenting-fails/ utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

Random stuff:
How Microexpressions Can Make Moods Contagious
Satellite images show items left behind at Apollo 11 moon landing site 50 years later

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

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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 “what not to say” moment. Finally, we thought we should share what you SHOULD say to a pregnant woman. Another fun, interesting discussion that gets us fired up! So grab a tasty beverage or slushie and enjoy.

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

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Join Pamela and Sarah as they discuss some of the dumbest/meanest/most insensitive things that are said to pregnant women all the time. WHY DO PEOPLE TALK??? Also, Pamela gives an in-depth overview of why a c-section delivery is not “taking the easy way out.”

Announcement

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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 us at motherhoodontap@gmail.com.

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

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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 for her finding out she would be having twins, what are the biggest differences giving birth to twins over having a single baby, and what it’s like to suddenly have two newborns to care for. We also discuss challenges that come with having multiples as well as any misconceptions people might have about raising multiples. We also touch base on how friends and family can help out a new mom of multiples and provide any support.

We had a great time talking with Cecily and we know you will enjoy this conversation we had with her. For more information on Cecily and to listen to her podcast, visit:
Podcast website: http://teacherces.libsyn.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/teacherces
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teacherces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teacherces

Interview with Cecily White-Cooper (Teacher)

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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 teacher, what subject she loves to teach, and even the pros and cons of being a teacher. We also discuss how to prepare your children ready for kindergarten when they are rising kindergarteners. How do you as a parent help your child get a good start in school? What do parents need to do to connect with their child’s teacher?

We had a great time talking with Cecily and we know you will enjoy this conversation we had with her. For more information on Cecily and to listen to her podcast, visit:
Podcast website: http://teacherces.libsyn.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/teacherces
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teacherces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teacherces