Pregnancy Misconceptions in TV and Movies

Have you ever watched an episode of your favorite show and think “hmmm, that baby is a little too big to be a newborn?” Or how about rolling your eyes over some misinformation about pregnancy in a movie? Well Sarah and Pamela have a blast dissecting how both television and movies commonly misrepresent pregnancy and birth. They even discuss some movies and television that got it right…mostly.

As always, Pamela has her random stuff from the internet and they share a new yummy drink. Maybe a little too yummy!

Show links:

10 Movies That Show What Pregnancy Is Really Like And 5 That Are Way Off

How Pregnancy Is Portrayed In The Movies

Random stuff:

Lady Antebellum police lip sync video

Drunk seagulls

Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-a bathroom

Endless Chores

Laundry, the NEW neverending story…or maybe it’s the dishes or organizing your closet, whatever the household chore may be, you probably dread doing it. Sarah and Pamela discuss the most dreaded household chores and what it could possibly say about your personality and how to get around avoiding the housework altogether. Pamela also shares some research studies that may have been a total waste of time.

Have a good listen and laugh and hopefully you can relate.

Show links:

8 dumbest research studies ever

Husbands create 7 hours of extra housework for their wives

10 House chores ranked best to worst

What your least favorite chore says about you

Invisible Tasks

How to Keep Housework from Hurting Your Marriage

Chore Hacks

Extra research:

Men who help with housework have more and better sex

The Economic Reason Men should do more housework

Interview with Sarah’s Mom

This is a special Motherhood on Tap episode with a special guest. Sarah interviewed her mom, Connie Kincius Griner, to gain some insights what her life was like when she was a working mom. Her mom kindly shares some stories with us.

Key topics Sarah discusses with her mom:

  • Motherhood: Expectations vs. Reality
  • Most memorable stories from early motherhood
  • Items she wished were around when her children were little
  • Being a parent vs. being a grandparent
  • Her professional life as a practicing OBGYN and mom
  • One piece of parenting advice
  • What struggles she feels moms today face compared to when she was raising children

We hope you enjoy this interview with Sarah’s mom, Connie.

Pregnancy Discrimination – Part 2

In Part 2 of this discussion, Sarah and Pamela discuss some personal experiences we have had regarding pregnancy discrimination and the New York Times article that started this whole conversation between us.

Full disclosure…we are on fire for this topic! So grab a drink and see if you agree.

Show links:

NY Times article

CNN story on Walmart employee

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

When bosses discriminate

EEOC Enforcement Guideline on Pregnancy Discrimination

 

Random stuff:

Margarita, hot tub loving bear

Pregnancy Discrimination – Part 1

We’re back…and taking on another important issue, pregnancy discrimination. In Part 1 of this discussion, Sarah and Pamela break down what pregnancy discrimination is, what rights pregnant women have in the United States, and what we all can do if we observe any potential discrimination.

In Part 2, we discuss some personal experiences we have had and the New York Times article that started this whole conversation between us.

Full disclosure…we are on fire for this topic! So grab a drink and see if you agree.

Show links:

NY Times article

CNN story on Walmart employee

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

When bosses discriminate

EEOC Enforcement Guideline on Pregnancy Discrimination

 

Random stuff:

Margarita, hot tub loving bear

Where is Motherhood on Tap?!

Due to the 4th of July holiday, vacations, birthdays, and illnesses, we are a bit behind on our release schedule. But we will be back soon, bringing you a great new episode. In the meantime, you can visit our Patreon page and with a small donation, you can unlock some bonus content.

https://www.patreon.com/motherhoodontap

Thanks for hanging in there! We appreciate you listening and supporting us.

Cheers,

Sarah & Pamela

Mom-juries!

A mystery bruise that won’t go away, a busted lip, sprained ankle, back aches, and on and on. All moms experience the injuries that come with motherhood. Sarah and Pamela discuss all the mom injuries (or “mom-juries”) they have experienced and some other common ones they have not. Sarah also brings up that dads can get injured too. Also, as promised, Pamela has found some strange research studies that she shares.

We also announce the start of our Patreon page! Hope you all enjoy!

 

Sorry, not sorry

As a mother, we all have felt the need to apologize for something. A messy house, an unruly child, lack of time, etc. But have you reached a point where you’re not going to apologize anymore? In this episode, Sarah and Pamela discuss what they won’t apologize for anymore. No more guilt, no more shame. Pull up a chair and tasty beverage and see if you agree.

Show links:

German couple married in tightrope wedding

Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

Cute owl videos

Maybe, baby?

So, we all get the question, “are you having any more?” Or we hear, “c’mon just have one more baby” and many, many other phrases about having another child. But should you? This week, Pamela discusses her desire to have one more child, but lists the roadblocks facing her and her husband right now.

Sarah discusses how many children she may want in the future and discusses when is a good age gap between siblings. We also have a little fun with some online quizzes and Pamela found some awesome random crap from the internet this week.

Infants are terrifying!

Becoming a mom is so exciting and terrifying at the same time! In this episode, Sarah dives into what the scariest parts of having an infant are and Pamela chimes in when her girls were babies. We also discuss the changes to the Miss America pag…um…competition, and ice cream flavored beer.

Full disclosure: We had planned a completely different episode and when we doubled back to our recording, we found it didn’t record our discussion at all! Is technology great?!