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.

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.

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.

Very Brady Renovation – Part 2

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We’re back with part 2 of our review of the Very Brady Renovation. We discuss episodes 3 and 4, including our respect for the construction team on this show and our dislike of one of the designers on the show. Grab a warm and tasty drink and re-watch this show with our commentary in the background.

Very Brady Renovation – Part 1

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We followed the saga of purchasing of the Brady Bunch house and announced the show was being filmed. Now, we watched it and we have our thoughts and opinions…a lot of opinions! Part 1 covers episodes 1 and 2 of the HGTV show. Join us as we cover the ins and outs of this unique renovation show that is soooooo “iconic”!

The Mental Load – Part 2

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Happy weekend listeners! This week, we are picking up where we left off discussing the mental load and its effects on women, especially mothers. Part 2 covers how to have difficult conversations about the mental load with our spouses and practical steps you can take to begin rebalancing the priorities. So grab a light or heavy (whatever helps you get through) and join us as we discuss how we are trying to rebalance our lives.

Show notes:
Tips for Rebalancing the Mental Load

The Mental Load – Part 1

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We tackle a rather loaded topic over the next two episodes. We are discussing the “mental load”, also known as the “invisible load” women, especially mothers, take on a daily basis. In this first part, we discuss the “mental load” cartoon, our own experiences with handling (or lack of) the mental load, and how it can affect mothers.

Show notes:
“You should’ve asked” – Mental load cartoon
Women’s invisible labor leaves them feeling empty, study finds
Mom’s invisible task list
The mental workload of a mother

Random stuff:
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Bigfoot’s Watching Me: N.C. Man Shares Footage Of Something In The Woods

Another Shoot the S**t Episode

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Hi listeners! Sarah and Pamela are back together for the first time since baby Brianna’s arrival. Pamela discusses the circumstances of why she made her arrival a week early and how things have been going since then. Cozy up with something delicious and enjoy some good laughs on Pamela’s thoughts on having a family of 5 now. Also, Pamela relishes in having a glass (or plastic cup) of wine after her long hiatus.

Self-Care

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This episode we discuss the topic of self-care. We cover a lot of information on this topic from how important self-care is to any person, but especially to pregnant women and moms too. We offer the benefits of self-care, ways you can provide self-care, and even cheaper and/or free options of self-care that you probably wouldn’t think about! So, we suggest putting on something comfy with a tasty beverage and indulge yourself in this new episode.

Show notes:
Self-care for busy moms
Self-care ideas for exhausted parents
Self-care ideas for working moms
Why Self-Care Is Important for Your Physical and Mental Health
Self-Care During Pregnancy
The self-care checklist that will refresh new mamas

additional links:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/a25655596/self-care-for-moms/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mom-selfcare-is-nonnegoti_b_1171034
https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/postpartum/easy-ways-sneak-self-care-new-moms/

Random stuff:
Fitness trackers are good for your health, but that 10,000-step goal is overblown
Nonagenarian drinks between 12 and 20 glasses of beer per day

Mom Guilt

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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