The Mother Load

The Mother Load

We all know that parenting is messy, so The Mother Load podcast with hosts, Constance Zimmer and Missi Pyle, gets real and rips the bandaid off what it means to be a parent, that's not in the books. It's about progress, not perfection. Together, with a variety of special guests (some celeb friends) and experts, Constance and Missi talk about what really happens as a parent - the confusion, the uncomfortable moments, the best and the worst when it comes to raising kids. The show provides an unfiltered community filled with authentic conversations and experiences, lots of laughs and even a few tears. This is a place people can go to express their frustration about all the parenting mishaps that no one wants admit or feels comfortable talking about.

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December 24, 2019 60 min

Happy holidays from The Mother Load to you! Often wonder how to help make the time pass happily with your kids during the holidays?! Well, Constance and Missi are tying a bow on 2019 with some tips and tricks to make winter break a little more interesting, including family-friendly movies, being a tourist in your own city and DIY crafting. They also talk to Helen Hadani, the director of research at the Center for Childhood Creativi...

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This week, Constance and Missi are joined by their friend, the charming actor and father-of-twins, Tuc Watkins (The Boys in The Band) Tuc talks about everything from choosing surrogacy as a single parent to managing his parental priorities as a sober parent.

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- Native.com/motherload
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"Remember:  All feelings are welcome, and all behaviors are not." -  Dr. Aliza Pressman 

This week, Constance and Missi talk weed/nicotine and vaping, brain science, child-development, and more with behavioral expert, Dr. Aliza Pressman (Raising Good Humans Podcast) If you’ve ever wondered about how to broach the topic of drugs with your kids using a “healthy delivery system” or communication strategy, then this is the episo...

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This week, we have the effervescent Shanola Hampton (Shameless). This incredible woman, actor and mother-of-two is bringing her Southern, no-nonsense, parenting perspective to the forefront. Constance and Missi talk with Shanola about strategies for creating boundaries, managing various extracurriculars, and coming to the defense of their kids.

This week’s episode is brought to you by: 

- StoryWorth.com/motherload
- Ritual.com/motherl...

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November 26, 2019 102 min

This week's “longer than normal” episode is about doing away with the notion of "conventional motherhood.” We didn’t dare cut prolific author and mother-of-four Ayelet Waldman (Bad Mother, Unbelievable & Mommy Track Mysteries) when she had so much to share. Ayelet talks with Constance and Missi about the multifaceted reality of motherhood, by opening up about everything from her abortions, feminism, a writing career tha...

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This week, The MotherLoad is putting the spotlight on a DAD and dear friend, father-of-three, actor Mark Feuerstein. Mark talks with Constance and Missi about his experiences with heart surgery on his youngest, transitioning kids’ schools, RIE parenting, and Parenting Therapy.
 

This week's episode is brought to you by: 

- Skillshare.com/Motherload
- Thirdlove.com/TML
- PolicyGenius.com
- Beautycounter.com
- foursigmatic.com/motherloa...

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November 12, 2019 78 min

This week’s episode will mark the beginning of something new for The Mother Load…talking to kids, both younger and older, to get THEIR perspective about parenting, starting with Constance’s very own 11 year old daughter. Listen as Constance and Missi ask Coco about school lunches, discipline, social media, and dive into some new, uncharted territory--the questions Coco has for The Mother Load.
 

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November 5, 2019 40 min

This week’s episode is a “special” episode that was taped while Missi was working in Toronto and Constance was back in Los Angeles. This episode is for any working parent that feels serious guilt or thinks they've been shamed by other parents, for not being around. As working mothers, both Constance and Missi have to make difficult choices. They manage erratic schedules and like many parents, strive for balance. So get ready to...

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Okay, real-talk. Who is absolutely TERRIFIED of traveling with their kids? Well, Constance and Missi are here to vent with you and to drop some secrets, along with two amazing guests, Amy Smartand Carter Oosterhouse, who happen to be married! On the episode, they talk about the tribulations of traveling with their daughter, working on the philanthropy, Carter's Kids, creating organic mattresses, and more!

 

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This week's episode is a reminder that we're all stronger together and to ask for help when you need it. 

Listen as Constance finds out WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is as Missi Pyle reunites with her old friend, Abigail Wald, creator of Mother Flipping Awesome and certified Hand In Hand Parenting instructor. She teaches us how important engaging in play is to your child and YOU, as well as understanding tantrums and why it’s i...

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Does the prospect of packing a school every day make you nauseous? If so, this week's episode is for you! The amazing CatherineMcCord, founder of Weelicious guests this week. Weelicious is a site centered around helping kids become great eaters. Constance and Missi talk with Catherine about making eating fun, grocery-shopping tactics, and so much more! 

ALSO: Constance may reveal a school-lunch life-hack or two, so hope you'...

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October 8, 2019 55 min

Are your kids (or YOU?!) glued to technology? Have you found that screens have taken over your life recently? Well, don’t worry, because you are definitely not alone and Constance and Missi are here to talk parenting in the age of instant gratification. They're joined by Dr. Michael Rich, “The Mediatrician,” to talk about mindful parenting, social media, screen-time and so much MORE! So, get excited and have a listen!

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Boy, do we have a hot topic for you this week. Should parents be letting their kids try sips of alcohol? Constance and Missi discuss the controversial topic with actress, director, BFF and mother, Katie Aselton (The League, LEGION). PLUS! Before we get there we have a surprise visit from *NSYNC’s Lance Bass! He talks about his own journey into fatherhood, including finding a surrogate with his husband. Stick around, this episode is...

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September 24, 2019 44 min

For Potty Training:

On the second episode of The Mother Load, Constance and Missi talk to the brilliant Jenny Phelps, a “poop expert” and owner of “Oh Crap Potty Training” We discuss the psychology of going to the bathroom, poop anxiety, and so much more! Get ready, this episode is the shit. Trust us.

Connect with Jenny: https://www.ohcrappottytrainingmetoyou.com/

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September 24, 2019 46 min

Welcome to The Mother Load podcast! We all know that parenting is messy, and this show gets real and rips the bandaid off the idea of what it means to be a parent, that's not in the books. It's about progress, not perfection.

Together, with a variety of special guests (some celeb friends), experts and an anonymous confession hotline, Constance and Missi talk about what really happens as a parent - the confusion, the uncomfor...

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September 17, 2019 5 min

Welcome to The Mother Load, a new podcast from actresses and friends, Constance Zimmer and Missi Pyle.

We all know that parenting is messy, and this show gets real and rips the bandaid off of the idea that anyone can be a parent. It's about progress, not perfection. 

Together, with a variety of special guests (some celeb friends) and experts,  Constance and Missi talk about what really happens as a parent - the confusion, the unc...

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