A Mom's Life

A Mom's Life

It's real, it's vulnerable and it's everything mom. Join us every week as we dive into the triumphs and tragedies of a mom's life.

Episodes

December 1, 2021 19 mins

* WARNING: do not listen if you have little ears around. 
Santa and elves are mentioned. 

We discuss elf of the shelf and how the heck they remember to move every night, the number one place children look for your unwrapped presents and decorating the tree...with kids. 

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Join us for NOvember where we say NO to some things in our life that can function without us! Let's refocus and declutter our life and get better at saying NO!

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November 10, 2021 27 mins

Katie has six quick tips to de-clutter your home! Lean why too much stuff actually makes your kids play with that stuff LESS! 

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Katie is sharing some wonderful tips on how to make dinners so much easier in your life. We also are talking with Karen of Supper Sanity about some meal planning ideas to keep in mind. 

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Suz talks about the challenges and blessings of raising a child with down syndrome. She also talks about her relentless advocacy for her daughter, Caitlin and tips on how all of us can be better. 

1:00- Welcome Suz. How she knew she was carrying a child that had down syndrome 33 years ago.
4:00- Being an advocate from birth. The hospital story that will leave you shocked!
12:30- Expectations 
13:30- How being a...

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October 20, 2021 20 mins

Episode 37. Natalie tells us about her annual family lock-in at her in-laws! You might want to try it with your family by the time we are done! 

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We talk with author on Unexpecting. Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss, Rachel Lewis. She is also the founder of "Brave Mamas" support group. 

In the episode: 
5:00- setting the stage for what we were collectively mourning. Why Rachel chose to start her book like she did. 
13:50- Advice for a mom going through pregnancy loss
14:50- Carrying your baby's legacy
15:45- You body and what it goes through...

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September 29, 2021 5 mins

We are pausing this week to remember Natalie's stillborn son, Samuel as well as all the other beautiful souls the world never got to meet.

Other episodes about pregnancy loss:

1 in 4. Miscarriage matters. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2nvUc4Ks59moq7CNKK5Qef?si=smcLGGEISHiTOls1b9kPzg&dl_branch=1 
Pregnancy after loss. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0yxv8gKodIJIjScvBpLBsA?si=A2CUVoN3TqSgRER-xsf4Ew...

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September 22, 2021 30 mins

Natalie & Katie discuss how you know you are done having kids

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September 15, 2021 27 mins

Season 2, episode 33. Lori's daughter was dress-coded by her school for wearing a dress she would wear to church. Do dress codes disproportionately target girls? We talk about what these situations do to a girl's self esteem, body image and life long messaging. We also discuss how to balance respect for authority with self respect 

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Carrie's son was born with a cleft palate and lip. She details her journey of finding out, working through limitations and how she fell in love with both of his smiles.

Facebook Support Page: Cleft Mom Support
http://www.cleftopedia.com/

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September 1, 2021 36 mins

Katie and Natalie learn more about pregnancy related genetic counseling with genetic counselor and podcast host of DNA Today, Kira Dineen.

In this episode:

  • What is a genetic counselor?
  • Who is the testing for?
  • The most common genetic condition found through screenings
  • Getting genetic testing for couples before baby
  • How often is the data wrong?
  • Different types of screening 
  • 23 & Me thoughts
  • Minute with Mike
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August 24, 2021 26 mins

We are rounding out our short summer series with a great conversation about traveling with your spouse and leaving your kids at home.  ALL the emotions that come with it and some lessons learned along the way. 

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Season 2, Episode 29. Short summer series. Do you have a hard time asking for help?  Are you trying to do it all yourself? Why? Why are you doing this? Start asking. Stop trying to do everything and getting nowhere. We discuss how in this week’s episode. 

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Season 2, Episode 28. Do you have 100 different classes of clothes in your closet? Are you hanging on to those pieces that you will likely never squeeze into again? 
We talk all about closets and why it's good for the soul to organize and clean them out!


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Season 2, episode 27. We are introducing our short summer series for August! We are busy, you are busy, we get it. This month we are tacking a couple quick topics every week in less than 20 minutes. 

In this episode: Sports. The stress of practices and being on the go constantly, sick kids and saying no!


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July 28, 2021 34 mins

Season 2. Episode 26. The laundry, kids clothes, meal planning. It all has to be done but sometimes these jobs disproportionately fall on mom. Natalie & Katie talk about why the mental load of being a managing mom is a lot some days! 

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Season 2, Episode 25

Natalie & Katie are catching up on life. Katie has some great tips for when you take your kids to the movies, why the show Sex/Life speaks to moms on a greater level, what dads are like on vacation and honestly so much more from minivans to summer. 

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July 14, 2021 31 mins

Season 2. Episode 24. We are talking with @katiestraveltricks again on how to vacation for FREE! Yes, you heard right. No, this is not an ad. She is giving us the insight to travel for free with your family using credit cards. Before you think it's not for you...listen to how EASY it is!

1:30 -Traveling is expensive. Katie is here to help us learn new ways to get FREE hotels and flights. 
2:30- She has got more th...

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July 7, 2021 17 mins

Natalie was recently asked "are you skinny mom?" by her 4 year old. We talk about the answer she gave. 

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