Pursuing Your Own Interests/Hobbies While Being a Mom

In this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of continuing your interests or hobbies or pursuing new ones while also navigating the world of motherhood. We discuss the research behind the importance and steps on how to get yourself motivated to get started (if you need to).

Show links:
Psychology Today: Six Reasons Why You Need Hobbies
Working Moms Case for Developing a Hobby
Mom Hobbies
Pursuing Your Passion While Achieving Your Priorities

Random stuff:
Weird Father’s Day Gifts
Fugitive Wants 15,000 Facebook Likes

Movies We Want to Watch With Our Kids

Happy weekend! This episode we are discussing the movies we are looking forward to sharing with our daughters. These are movies that have a special meaning to us or a life lesson we want to share with them. It’s a fun and funny conversation. Also, in random crap from the internet, we discuss a new project that Chris Rock is doing that we find…interesting!!!!

Show links:
Sites that rank the best family movies
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/top_100_kids__family_movies/
https://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/films-for-families-the-top-50-movies-to-watch-as-a-family
https://www.purewow.com/family/best-family-movieshttps://ew.com/article/2014/06/23/55-essential-movies-your-child-must-see-before-they-turn-13/

Random stuff:
Does my baby have an ear infection? Parents may soon be able to test for themselves
NYPD Uses Woody Harrelson Pic To Nab Lookalike Beer Thief
Chris Rock Is Rebooting Saw…Yes, That Chris Rock and Yes, That Saw

Keeping Kids Safe Online

We previously discussed how to connect with your children within the digital age, but how do we keep them safe? How do we monitor the things they could be exposed to when there is so much out there and easily available? This week we discuss this issue, offer some tips from experts, and other advice we have found through our research. We know our children are a lot younger, but we try to discuss protecting all age groups.

Show links:
Cyberbullying stats
Online predator and precautions
5 Easy Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
How to protect young kids from inappropriate internet
6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

Random stuff:
News of the Weird
Articles:
Wisconsin Walmart Weirdness
What a Pain in the Neck!

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Mom Guilt

This episode topic might be a touchy subject, but we feel that all moms have felt some type of “mom guilt” at certain points of motherhood. Whether it is an unorganized, messy house, long hours at the office, or missing a child’s practice or rehearsal, we all understand that nagging feeling in our guilt that says we are doing enough. Or we aren’t there enough. Or we aren’t good enough. Today, we discuss this and the psychology behind where “mom guilt” comes from. We also dive into some research that may prove “mom guilt” is not truly anything but a feeling that is society-driven and not personally-driven.

We do have a few laughs and a several serious moments as we discuss this topic.

Show links:
What is mom guilt?
What Exactly IS Mom Guilt Anyway? A Clinical Psychotherapist Explains
Why mom guilt is the biggest lie of all
5 Myths About Mom Guilt, Debunked

Brene’ Brown TED Talks
Power of Vulnerability
Listening to Shame

Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels




Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels



Random stuff:
https://www.huffpost.com/section/weird-news
Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth Of Meth Inside Box Of Legos

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels

Old Wives’ Tales

You have probably heard one before…”you can’t be having a girl, you are carrying too low” or “don’t cut a baby’s hair too soon, it won’t grow back”, old wives’ tales that have been passed down through generations. Do any of these “tales” have an ounce of truth to them? In this episode we cover old wives’ tales for conception, pregnancy, and taking care of infants and these tales are pretty funny. We also discuss some of their origins and whether or not they are completely false. Grab yourself a snack and drink and see if you have heard any of these before. Also, feel free to share any tales we didn’t cover by emailing us at motherhoodontap@gmail.com.

Show notes:
7 old wives’ tales about getting pregnant
Conception/baby gender
17 Old Wives Tales About Pregnancy & Gender Prediction
Old Wives’ Tales on Parenting from The Parenting Center (by. Dr. Alvin Eden)

Random stuff:
Animal shelter to keep tiger seized from Houston home
Study says cats react to sound of their name
Whiskey: An American Tradition



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Mom Cars

This week’s episode we discuss another mom sterotype…the “mom car”. Is it the minivan, monster SUV, or the mid-sized sedan? We go through the list and discuss the evolution of the “mom car” and car safety in general and then what your “mom car” says about you! See where you fit in.

As always, we have some interesting random crap from the internet to discuss, including why you need a good friend with you to help check your tattoo before you officially ink.

Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels

Show notes:
Evolution of the Family Vehicle
Car History – from Popular Mechanics
What Does Your “Mom Car” Say About You?
12 Best Family Cars of 2019

Random stuff:
Man Suspected of Stealing Underwear From San Mateo Open House
Baby boom x 2: More hospital nurses announce pregnancies
These hilariously misspelled tattoos really needed a proof read



Helicopter Parenting Pros & Cons

This week we are discussing the hot topic of “helicopter” parenting and discuss the pros and cons of this parenting style. We also provide a high-level of detail of other parenting styles. In this episode, there are many different definitions of “helicopter” parenting and we discuss them all. Again, this episode is not meant for judgement but exploring the different styles of parenting and what might work best for our children with a few laughs mixed in.

Photo by Alexandro David from Pexels

Show notes:
Research Proves Helicopter Parenting Leads to Successful Kids
The Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works
Helicopter Parents – Do they help or hurt kids
Pros and Cons of Helicopter Parenting
Helicopter Parenting: It’s worse than you think

Random stuff:
Court: Middle finger protected by the constitution
North Carolina thrift show sells ‘haunted’ furniture for $1K
Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911

Fertility Treatments

On this week’s episode, we have a very special interview for you! Elizabeth and Annie Griner (who just happen to be Sarah’s sister and sister-in-law) explain what it’s like to get pregnant via fertility treatments. Hear about the highs and lows of investing your time, money, and body in a process in the hopes of starting a family. They also share insight into what it’s like to make a family as a same-sex couple.

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Favorite Disney Movies

Happy Friday everyone! We have a fun episode today because we are discussing our favorite Disney movies. We also have fun with a Disney quiz and a discussion over some more odd or controversial animated films by Disney. We hope you enjoy this fun episode.

*Disclaimer: All images, sounds, movie lines, etc. belongs to the Walt Disney Company and we do not own any rights to them. We are really big Disney fans!

Show notes:
List of Disney Theatrical Animated Movies
The 9 eras of Disney Films
The Evolution of Disney Princesses
Problematic Movies

Random stuff:
Which Disney Princess are You Based on Your Disney Choices?
Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines