Spellbound

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Hey listeners! Any bookworms or avid spellers out there? Whether you are a stickler for accurate spelling or not, we think you will enjoy the documentary Spellbound. We cover this documentary and give our take on the eight spellers covered in the film. Here is the synopsis of the film from Wikipedia. 

Spellbound is a 2002 documentary that was directed by Jeffrey Blitz. The film follows eight competitors in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The film received positive reviews and won several awards, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spellbound_(2002_film)

Also, stay through the end because Pamela does a little “Where are they now?” update on these kids. 

A Courtship

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Hello listeners! In this episode, we review the documentary A Courtship. It was an interesting one!

Here is the synopsis off of Amazon Prime. A documentary about Christian Courtship, an alternative to dating that seeks to ensure purity until marriage. Kelly renounces dating believing that her parents along with God should find her husband. Enter the Wright family who become her spiritual parents. They discover a promising suitor, but when his religious beliefs conflict with theirs, they wonder whether he is the man God has chosen.

https://www.amazon.com/Courtship-Kelly-Boggus/dp/B018396PBM

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Hey listeners, 

We have a quick update for you all. We hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. 

Sarah & Pamela

State of Play – Trophy Kids

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Welcome to our first episode in our new format! We reviewed the HBO documentary, State of Play – Trophy Kids. We hope you enjoy our own insights into over zealous parents and their interest in their children’s sports. 

Here is the synopsis from HBO’s website:

State of Play is a cutting-edge documentary series from filmmaker Peter Berg that explores vital themes in society and culture through the unifying lens of sports.

Parents are increasingly dedicated to leading their children towards a professional sports career, sacrificing everything for this singular goal. State of Play follows their “trophy kids,” documenting the rigors placed on them by their obsessive parents eager to see them make it.

https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/state-of-play-trophy-kids

We’re back!!!!

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Hey everyone! Happy New Year! While we took a longer hiatus than expected, but we are so excited to be back to bring you more Motherhood on Tap! For our first episode back we are getting you all caught up on what has been going on in our lives and updating the exciting changes we have for the show. Enjoy!

FYI, we recorded this episode back in November, so some information will be old. 

Quarantine Check-in #2

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As the world continues the various lockdowns for COVID-19, we continue our check-ins through Zoom and tell each other how we are holding up. We are both having some good days and some bad days and we know you all are too. Side note, this episode was recorded several weeks ago before the death of George Floyd and the protests going on. We wanted to make you all aware of our sensitivity to this issue and why we did not post this episode last week. As always, we hope our show brings you some laughs as well as confirmation that we are all in this together.

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.

Minisode: COVID-19 & Marriage

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Motherhood on Tap presents Salacious History – Sarah’s podcast about moments in history that were shaped by sex, romance, and people who were generally down to clown. Pamela and Sarah would like to share a recent minisode about how the coronavirus quarantine has impacted married couples…ENJOY!

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the CDC continues to recommend social distancing, which means only leaving one’s home when absolutely necessary, and when you are in public, staying at least six feet away from those around you. The six-foot rule, however, does not apply to partners or family members that you live with. With married couples and domestic partners spending an unprecedented amount of time together at home, what kind of impact does this have on their relationships?