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!

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.

Where to find Pragya online:

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.