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

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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.

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.

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

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

Parent Fails

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In our episode today, we discuss “parent fails” or incidents where parents have good intentions but those intentions fall short or fail completely. Like the perfect family photo that isn’t so perfect. Or a bad clothing decision for your child, especially on picture day. Or even letting something slip and your child keeps repeating those words for everyone to hear. We discuss some of the best parent fails we found online and some of our own we have experienced. Please join us for a good laugh!

Show links:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g3729/funny-parent-fails/
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-parenting-fails/ utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

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Satellite images show items left behind at Apollo 11 moon landing site 50 years later

Helicopter Parenting Pros & Cons

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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

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Discipline for Children – Part 2

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Today, we continue our discussion on discipline for children. In this second part, we discuss corporal punishment and positive reinforcement techniques. We also discuss the ups and downs of raising a strong-willed child and how discipline and punishment are a little for those children.

Show notes:
Spanking / Corporal Punishment
Parenting the Strong Willed Child: 5 Discipline Strategies
Positive Reinforcement


Raising Kids in the Digital Age

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The world is a lot different from when we were kids. Technology was mostly for fun or schoolwork (Oregon Trail!) but now, children are immersed in technology from birth with smartphones, streaming services, tablets, computers, etc. So how do you monitor and connect with your kids in this technology/digitally-driven world? This week, we break down some advice and offer tips to raising children in this new world and how we are trying our best to not let ourselves get sucked into technology as well. A fun mocktail/cocktail to share with you all and of course good random crap too! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Show links:
Description of the iGen Generation
Online Safety
Teens and Social Media
Tips for Parents in the Digital Age
How to raise a happy kid in the digital age

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Woman Drove Drunk on Vanilla Extract
Man Hospitalized After Injecting Own Semen To Treat Back Pain
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