Announcement

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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 as we regroup, rebrand, and refocus on all the things that matter most to us. We feel this will get us in the right mindset to bring you all new and relevant content in the future. This isn’t a goodbye, but talk soon. We plan to relaunch with all new episodes in the fall of this year. 

We will be keeping all of our past episodes available for you to listen, share, and review. We hope you all take care, stay healthy, and keep laughing through it all. Talk soon. 

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 in today’s society. We hope this episode demonstrates how we stand in solidarity with people of color and the BLM movement.

Show links:

https://medium.com/@lilygc/hardship-personified-single-mothers-and-single-mothers-of-color-1d019364f631

https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/complications/health-and-safety-issues/black-mothers-and-babies-have-the-worst-birth-outcome/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595019/

Podcast Blackout

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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 for people of color, we are participating in this week’s podcast blackout and will not be posting our regular episode today.

Pamela and I are well aware that we are two white women and that we exist within a society where we benefit from the color of our skin. It is likely that a lot of our listeners fit into this demographic as well. It would be easy for us to simply ignore the ongoing racial injustice in our country, but we are choosing to use our platform (and our privilege) to stand in solidarity with people of color.

Please take the time that you would have spent listening to this week’s episode to start educating yourself on the systemic racism in the US and how you can be a powerful ally and advocate. There are many educational books and articles available on these topics – I personally just started reading “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. If you are able, please also consider donating to organizations that are fighting for equal rights for all people.

Let us never forget those who’ve needlessly died, and let us work to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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 to record really late at night after our children went to bed. We hope you enjoy us discussing the hardships of working from home with kids and trying to entertain them.

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 beverages and quiz each other for a few laughs. We have some links in the show notes where we found our quizzes for this episode.

We hope all of our listeners are staying safe and healthy. Thanks for letting us entertain you!

Quizzes
https://www.mom365.com/mom/mom-quizzes/mom-personality-quiz
https://www.bustle.com/p/11-personality-quizzes-to-do-with-friends-that-will-tell-you-all-you-need-to-know-about-each-other-9076186

Random stuff:
Ashley Graham baby story
What is a Leap Year?



What Moms Hate the Most

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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 note, we are not saying we hate being moms or hate motherhood at all! What we are saying is there are some tasks or responsibilities as moms that we do not like/care for/want to do. We think this topic is so relevant now during our social distancing! Grab something good to drink and see if you agree with our thoughts. We would love to hear your own and share them on our show (anonymously, if you want)! Email us at motherhoodontap@gmail.com.

Show notes:
10 things all new moms hate….
15 Normal Things All Moms Hate

Random stuff:
Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park
‘Perfume cloud’ helps German police sniff out drunk driver

Side note: We recorded several episodes before the stay-at-home order was issued for our state of North Carolina. This episode was recorded back in February, so some topics we discussed will be a little old.

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_Grandin
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism
http://www.templegrandineustaciacutlerautismfund.com/eustacia-cutler
https://www.aspergers101.com/day-great-eustacia-cutler/

Candy Lightner
https://www.biography.com/activist/candy-lightner

Random stuff:
Roxboro woman celebrates 100th birthday by going to jail
8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

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 tips and possible solutions to help us all be more productive and feel like we are getting some things done. Of course we have a few laughs and yummy drinks while we discuss and share our own frustrations with feeling productive.

Show notes:
Obstacles that keep us from being productive
8 Reasons You are Not as Productive as You Can Be (and How to Fix Them)
Plan your day through to-do lists
18 Habits of Highly Productive People: What Efficient People Have in Common

Random stuff:
‘I’m the sheriff’: Detroit-area lawman stops phony cop car
Valentine’s Day Facts

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 about the importance of vaccines. Grab a cold, satisfying drink and hopefully we can help with your family battle this rough time of the year.

Show notes:
What is the Immune System?
Cold symptoms vs Flu symptoms
Importance of the Flu Vaccine
Different Types of Flu Vaccines
Don’t Send Your Child to School Sick

Links for keeping family healthy:
10 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the School Year
My Kid Is Sick Again: Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy
Parents: Tips for Raising Safe and Healthy Kids
Staying healthy in school: Kid-friendly tips
Back-to-School Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy

Random stuff:
Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities
Man who ate the $120,000 banana art installation says he isn’t sorry and did it to create art

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 been a while. Try to follow along as she tries to explain the “new” way to calculate dog years.

Random stuff:
Dream House winners cannot afford their home
New way to calculate dog years