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Gaining Mom-entum

By Gaining Mom-entum
Gaining Mom-entum, the parenting podcast where Abi & Meghan try their best to parent their kids for the world they want them to grow up in and the world we live in now. With your help, they want to build a Gaining Mom-entum community where exploring diverse experiences and identities is essential to the parenting convo. Together, we’ll talk about parenting amid the social justice challenges of our time, and of course, we'll talk pop culture. If this vibe speaks to you, join us! (IG: @gainingmom_entum, gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com) Artwork: Catherine Cachia, Music: Evan Dysart (Dysaart)
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Gaining Mom-entum on Abi's Children's Book: Mobo Saves the Day
Welcome to this special episode of Gaining Mom-entum! We’re back to spread some summer fun and add a suggestion for your family’s library. Abi recently published her first children’s picture book, Mobo Saves the Day, illustrated by friend of the pod, Catherine Cachia. Meghan hosts this Q&A with Abi and Catherine to discuss all things Mobo. Abi reads the story and then Meghan asks about their collaboration on this project, what they learned about themselves and their craft, who Mobo Saves the Day is for, how the world of Mobo was created, self-publishing, and their upcoming projects. Whew! They covered a lot of ground during their time back on the mics. We hope you enjoy it and then head over to abiolaregan.com to purchase a copy of Mobo Saves the Day (available in softcover and ebook). As always, thanks for listening! Abi’s website: www.abiolaregan.com Abi’s Instagram: @arwriting Catherine's Instagram: @catherinecachia Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Dysaart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum)
27:06
August 11, 2022
Gaining Mom-entum on Saying Goodbye: The End of an Era
Abi’s poetry e-chapbook, Gaining Mom-entum: Poems, Parenting, and a Podcast is available now! (See below for more info) Welcome to the final episode of Gaining Mom-entum! It is with teary eyes, full hearts, and a can’t lose attitude that Abi & Meghan announce that this will be the final episode of the Gaining Mom-entum podcast. Please join them as they take a stroll down podcast memory lane, a retrospective of sorts of the three seasons of the GM pod. They revisit the wide range of conversations and topics that made up the 32 episodes and 19 minisodes to highlight their top moments from each season. Turns out, there’s a lot that Meghan & Abi love about creating and hosting this show. A huge highlight for both of them were the many guests who shared their time, their perspectives, and their truths with the GM community. Abi & Meghan also interview each other to see how each of them feel about different parts of the GM experience, including a rapid fire Q&A round. They round out this final episode by reflecting on the things they’ve learned, the things they’re still learning, and the things they will keep learning after three seasons of heartfelt, meaningful conversations with each other, their guests, and the Gaining Mom-entum community. Thank you for joining us! Please take care of yourself, take care of each other, and continue to get comfortable being uncomfortable while we do our best to raise our kids for the world we want them to grow up in and the world we live in now. Meghan & Abi wish you all  the best as you continue on in your parenting and life journeys! As always, thanks for listening! Even though we’re saying goodbye, please keep sharing Gaining Mom-entum with anyone in your life who you think would benefit from listening to the pod! IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Gaining Mom-entum: Poems, Parenting, and a Podcast (Abi’s ebook, available on her website, abiolaregan.com)
01:07:48
March 03, 2022
Gaining Mom-entum on Entrepreneurship: Taking Care of Business
Welcome to the penultimate episode of Gaining Mom-entum season 3! Abi & Meghan kick things off with what they’ve been listening to, reading, and watching lately that features Black artists and/or was made by Black creatives. Afterwards, they move into the subject of this episode - entrepreneurship. They are thrilled to welcome their guest, Christine Hardie, to the podcast to talk about starting her business, Riley’s Cidery. Christine shares how the idea for the business came about, familiarizing herself with the unfamiliar, and learning not to expect perfection. She talks about not letting the idea of making mistakes hold her back and that being “perfect in its own way”. She talks about asking for help, marketing, and embracing community by creating a space for people to gather and engage. Christine lets us know how she manages her time with the many hats she wears in her life as well as involving her children in the business in their own way. She shares with Meghan & Abi the challenges of entrepreneurship as well as her favourite parts of owning and operating a business. They round out the episode celebrating the gold medal that Riley’s Cidery’s Sip & Tell won at the International Beer and Cider Awards and with some advice that Christine would give to any parents looking to take the leap into starting a business. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Riley’s Cidery Riley’s Cidery Instagram
41:02
February 17, 2022
Gaining Mom-entum on Educational Entertainment: Making Learning Fun
Welcome back to another episode of Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan & Abi catch up on what they’re watching, playing, and listening to with their families these days. (Hint: They do talk about Bruno.) This week’s topic - educational entertainment - finds Abi & Meghan having two conversations with two talented, engaging creators of children’s content. Up first, they speak to Michael Moore, the creator, animator, and narrator of the popular children’s video series, Brain Candy TV. He shares how he got started creating Brain Candy TV, the skillset he needed to acquire to make Brain Candy TV happen, and helping children become ready for the things they’ll learn in school through his videos. Meghan & Abi share how their children incorporate what they’ve learned into their pretend play. Michael lets them in on what he likes most about making Brain Candy TV, the seriousness with which he takes the responsibility of the impact his videos have on kids, as well as the challenges. He also discusses his plans to expand the STEM video offerings that are part of the Brain Candy TV archives and reflects on some of his favourite feedback, complete with a little cameo from Abi’s child. The second half of the episode features Meghan & Abi’s conversation with children’s book author, Monique Perreira. Monique shares her process for how she came to write and publish the bilingual children’s book, Mirai Montre et Raconte Show and Tell, as well as giving many well-deserved shout outs to her illustrator, Chantal Piché. She discusses the decision-making that went into making Mirai a bilingual book, how her love of children’s books began as a young adult and the great inspiration that is Robert Munsch. Monique shares her challenges, joys, and the feedback she’s received as well as the children’s health series that she’s working on next. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Brain Candy TV website Brain Candy TV YouTube Mirai Montre et Raconte Show and Tell Monique’s Instagram (@monique.m.pereira) Chantal Piché, Illustrator
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February 03, 2022
Gaining Mom-entum on Anger & Frustration: How Does It Feel?
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Meghan & Abi start the episode off talking about the recent losses of three celebrities who played formative roles in their upbringings - Betty White, Sidney Poitier, and Bob Saget. Then they segue into this week’s topic - anger and frustration. They start with some definitions clarifying the differences between anger and frustration before exploring their own relationships with both of those feelings and how they’ve been exacerbated by the pandemic. They look back at their childhood expressions of anger and frustration and what those expressions look like for them now as parents. They reframe how we look at healthy expressions of anger but are clear that manifesting anger in a hurtful way is never to be condoned. They talk about burnout, their anger and frustration triggers, recognizing escalating emotions, as well as outdated gender roles in expressions of anger and racist stereotypes that affect how Abi expresses anger and parents about anger. They also discuss how they strive to find positive things to do with their anger so that  expressing it can become a point of pride. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration (Child Mind Institute) COVID Parenting Has Passed the Point of Absurdity (The Atlantic) Managing Anger (Coping Skills for Kids) 7 Simple but Powerful Anger Management Activities for Kids (Parents with Confidence) Anger Management for Kids: 14 Best Activities & Worksheets (PositivePsychology.com) 25 Famous Women on Anger (The Cut) The Other Side of Anger (NPR)
46:17
January 20, 2022
Gaining Mom-entum on Money & Finances: Make It a Family Affair
Welcome to the first Gaining Mom-entum episode of 2022! Meghan & Abi kick things off by discussing how the holiday season went for them and talking about Harry Potter and the 20th anniversary reunion. Then, Abi & Meghan are so excited to welcome their guest, Vanessa, to this week’s episode. Vanessa is the founder of Mint Worthy, a personal finances coaching company specializing in talking to and with women about money matters. She is here to answer Meghan & Abi’s questions about money and finances. Turns out, those two have a lot of questions which is great because Vanessa has a lot of helpful answers, tips, suggestions, and advice. So sit back and enjoy this conversation about money, finances, and getting comfortable talking about it all. Vanessa shares how and why she came to start Mint Worthy. Together, they get into what financial literacy means, gendered messages around money, how to teach their children about money, talking about money as a family, having money dates with their partners, financial planning, philanthropy, and so much more. Vanessa also shares what’s on tap for Mint Worthy in 2022, including the Unblock Abundance ™ program beginning on January 31st. She was kind enough to provide the Gaining Mom-entum community with a 10% off promo code, so if you’re interested, join the waitlist now on the Mint Worthy website (or type in www.unblockabundance.co) and when enrollment opens on January 17th, use code MOMENTUM10 for 10% off. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
01:02:28
January 06, 2022
Minisode: Best of Intentions
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This is the first minisode of season 3 and the last pod drop before 2022 so Meghan & Abi are getting reflective. They spend this minisode discussing the intentions they laid out for the year and how they think they’re doing with them. Meghan’s intentions are to not let fear and self-consciousness be her driver, to be intentional with her time, and to practice patience. Abi’s intentions are to practice patience, keep getting comfortable being uncomfortable, and to spend more time nurturing the relationships in her life. As it goes with intentions, these continue to be a work in progress but it’s all about the journey, not the destination, right? Best wishes and be safe as we close out 2021 and ring in 2022, Gaining Mom-entum community! We’ll be back with a new episode on Thursday, January 6, 2022. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
08:47
December 09, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Fatherhood: Love, Learning, & Acceptance
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan sat down with two of Abi’s long-time friends, Patrick & Thad, to discuss fatherhood. (Note: Thad & Patrick are both cis-gendered males who are married to women.) They both identify as fathers/parents and work as educators. They came into the conversation ready to share and be vulnerable for which Meghan & Abi are grateful. Patrick & Thad share what the term fatherhood means to each of them which leads to a conversation on gendered parenting roles and if there are distinguishing characteristics between a great mother, a great father, and a great parent. They discuss how they parent with their partners and how they try to parent based more on each person’s strengths than defined roles. No parenting conversation would be complete without looking back at one’s own childhood, so they delve a bit into how their fathers, conversations with their fathers, and ideas around fatherhood have shaped the way they parent today. Thad shares his perspective about fatherhood lessons as someone who was adopted and whose biological parents found him in his mid-30s. They discuss sharing their emotions, being affectionate, expressing love to their children, and masculinity. Patrick shares how he is seeing so much more acceptance among the high school students he teaches now than when he was a high school student, but wonders if shifting expectations of gender roles are seen by parents who do not work in the education system. They discuss unlearning gendered ways of being and talking to friends about parenting. The group finishes the convo with Patrick and Thad sharing how they knew they wanted to become parents and what it is they hope their children will say about them when they’re adults. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
01:00:37
November 25, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Bullying: Kids, Power, & Peer Relationships
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan & Abi start off the halfway point of this third podcast season going over community feedback from their body image episode and discussing this season’s theme of intentionality. Then they get into this episode’s topic - bullying. Meghan shares insights from her professional background working in bullying awareness and prevention. They discuss what they think bullying looks like and the misuse/abuse of power, and the impact of those actions. Abi & Meghan delve into their childhood memories of how bullying was talked about, the stereotypes associated with it, including gendered terminology. A lot of the conversation circles back to the idea of the language we use to describe behaviours and people. They discuss why they think children engage in bullying behaviour and how issues like bullying are often viewed in terms of an individual’s deviance, instead of as a larger systemic issue, and what needs to be looked at in learning about bullying behaviour. Of course, they get into the social media of it all! They round out the convo with how they talk to their kids about peer relationships and the importance they place on having an open conversation approach in their homes. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: PREVNet Bullying (Kids Help Phone) Bullying; Bullying and Harassment Prevention (Canadian Red Cross) You, Me, & Empathy by Jayneen Sanders  I Walk With Vanessa by Kersacoët Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories The Trevor Project NeedHelpNow.ca Media Smarts Monica Lewinsky’s New PSA “The Epidemic” Compares Bullying to a Widespread Illness (Teen Vogue) The Price of Shame (TED Talk)
56:54
November 11, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Body Talk & Body Image: The Journey Continues
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Join Abi & Meghan as they check-in with each other about their current self-care activities, including taking a journey down the rabbit hole that is S Club 7. Once they’re done naming all 7 members of the group, they get into the episode’s topic - body talk and body image. They begin by talking about their childhood memories and the messaging they took in around bodies and beauty standards. They unpack how they want to counter that messaging with their children. They chat about how being athletes has affected their relationships to their bodies over time which leads them to talk about how they related to their bodies both during and after their pregnancies. They discuss the idea of body neutrality, how each of them talks to their kids about bodies, and how they deal with their children receiving external messaging about bodies and beauty. Meghan & Abi wrap up their conversation with what they hope their children will learn from them about their bodies and how they perceive them. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: All Bodies are Good Bodies by Charlotte Barkla The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents by Marci Warhaft Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues (New York Times) Positive Body Image for Kids: A Strengths-Based Curriculum for Children Aged 7-11 by Ruth MacConville Encouraging a Healthy Body Image (KidsHealth) Body Image (Kids Help Phone) Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health (CMHA-BC)
54:25
October 28, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Frontline Work: Real Talk
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! It is Mental Health Awareness month so please take this as a reminder to make sure you’re checking in with yourself and those around you to see how you’re all doing. Meghan & Abi kick things off by checking in on how they’re talking to their kids about mental health. They discuss the global phenomenon that is Squid Game and Meghan compares it to Yo Gabba Gabba. Then, this week, Abi & Meghan are lucky to be joined by their guest, and one of Meghan’s sister-cousins, Katelyn. Katelyn is a registered nurse working on the frontlines on an ICU floor. So, as you can imagine, this conversation gets raw and real about what it is like for her working on the front lines of the pandemic. Katelyn shares why she became a nurse and what she likes about being one. They talk about mental health and self-care. She takes Meghan & Abi behind the scenes of what her day to day looks like now versus what it used to be like (hint: it is much more physical now than it used to be), and how she is managing her work life all while having become a first-time parent during the early days of the pandemic. She shares how working on the frontline has affected her home life and her family and how she is relearning her coping mechanisms. They conclude the convo with Katelyn sharing what she hopes people will take away about what it’s really like working on the front line during this pandemic. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Brains On podcast (Ep: The heroes we need to defeat the coronavirus) Resources for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 (Canadian Mental Health Association) Care for Caregivers (CMHA BC & SafeCare BC) COVID-19: Support for Workers (Ontario) The Frontline Fund Mental Health Resources COVID-19 (Alberta Health Services) Resources for staying well during COVID-19 (Canadian Medical Protective Association) COVID-19 Resources (Shared Health Manitoba) How businesses and employees can stay safe while operating during COVID-19 (Government of Canada)
57:36
October 14, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Reconciliation: Reckoning with the Past, Present & Future
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Today, Sept. 30, 2021, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To start things off, Abi & Meghan share how they talk to their kids about Indigenous cultures and Canada’s legacy of genocide against Indigenous people. They welcome their guest, Chaw-win-is Ogilvie, back to the pod for a conversation about truth and reconciliation. Chaw-win-is is an intergenerational survivor of residential schools and a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. She generously shares with the GM community how she is processing the grief and trauma of the discoveries of children’s remains at former residential school sites, and how she is taking care of herself and her loved ones. They talk about the unfair burden placed on Indigenous people to educate non-Indigenous people (Google it instead!) and to bear responsibility for reconciliation. They discuss making a conscious, committed effort to raise children outside of the colonizing ideas that they were all raised with. They discuss the love and bravery involved in confronting pain and choosing to have a family as a survivor of intergenerational trauma. They also talk about the importance of choices and options as part of the path towards freedom and healing for Indigenous peoples. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Warrior Kids Podcast (Truth & Reconciliation Day episode) Telling Our Twisted Histories podcast (SCHOOL episode) Phyllis’s Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada by Paulette Regan Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada by Emma Battell Lowman & Adam J. Barker Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact by Vine Deloria Jr. (Chapter 1: Behind the Buckskin Curtain) The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson
01:06:48
September 30, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on One & Done: It Works For Katie & Taraji 🤷🏿‍♀️🤷‍♀️
Welcome back to season 3 of Gaining Mom-entum! In today’s check-in, Abi & Meghan begin by talking about seasonal allergies, how back to school is going so far, and mourning the loss of the talented, generous, lauded actor, Michael K Williams. Today’s episode focuses on the concept of being “one and done” - having one child. They unpack the language of one and done with Abi getting into why she thinks the phrase is a bit of a misnomer and Meghan digging into the gendered implications of it. They discuss how they knew that they wanted the number of children that they have now (and were fortunate enough for that to be the case). They theorize about why people feel so invested in the personal choices of other people regarding whether or not they should have children. Meghan asks Abi to share some of the questions that she receives about if she is going to have more children. They discuss stigma and stereotypes about people who don’t have siblings. They discuss some of the factors that went into their family planning decisions and assess some of the things we believe about how siblings will interact. They marvel at the energy and organization required in parenting, giving props to parents who do it with seeming ease and to parents, like themselves, who do not. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: The Rise of the 'One-and-Done' Family (Parents) The Joy Of Being A 'One And Done' Family (HuffPost) One and Done? (Motherly) One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler
52:29
September 16, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Back to School: Managing Expectations
Welcome to the Season 3 premiere of Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan & Abi catch up on some of the things they watched, listened to, and read over the summer before diving into today’s topic - back to school! They share what they remember about going back to school as kids and reminisce about the school supplies from back in their day. (Who didn’t love a Five Star binder? And what is the point of a duotang?) They muse about back to school shopping and whether or not it’s as much of a thing now as it was when they were kids. Inevitably, they discuss the pandemic and how they’re factoring in concerns and fears about covid and the delta variant into the upcoming school year. They discuss transitioning their kids and their families from summer mode into back to school mode. Abi & Meghan call on some of the lessons they learned from guests in season 2 to help them parent through the changes that a new school (& preschool) year brings. Meghan makes a case for schools having more flexible start times to help everyone ease into the day. Expectation management comes up a lot in this episode, both in preparing their kids and preparing themselves for the year ahead. They discuss walking to school and what circumstances they would feel comfortable with letting their children do so, which leads them to talk about having a sense of community. They talk about their fears and anxieties for their kids in the upcoming school year as well as what they’re most excited about and looking forward to as their kids go back to school. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp; Extended Cut of Podcast Theme for Gaining Mom-entum) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Back-to-school plans across the country (CBC) The Parents Guide to Back to School 2021 (Parent Magazine) How to Prep Kids for a Potentially Bumpy Return to School (New York Times) Supporting All of Us: Teaching Against Hate, Bias, and Injustice (virtual learning series) Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Toddlers and Kids (Happy Kids Kitchen) Woke Kindergarten  Ditto Kids Magazine
01:01:25
September 02, 2021
Season 3 Preview!
Hello, hello Gaining Mom-entum community! Season 3 will be premiering on Thursday, September 2nd. Abi & Meghan can't wait to get back on the mics to continue having discussions about parenting, adulting, and pop culture. They have been asked a lot how they come up with the topics that they discuss. Listen in on this brainstorming session for a taste of how they decide what to talk about while recording episodes of Gaining Mom-entum. Every topic might not make the final episode list for season 3 but this is what's currently on their minds. Get in touch and let them know what's on your mind as they continue shaping the direction that season 3 is going to take.  *SEASON 3 STARTS ON SEPT. 2nd* As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
06:47
August 26, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Neurodiversity: Embracing Diverse Abilities
Season 3 of Gaining Mom-entum is almost here! Until then, please enjoy the final re-release of our Gaining Mom-entum summer hiatus. Meghan & Abi will be back with brand new episodes of Gaining Mom-entum starting Thursday, September 2nd! ________________ Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan are joined by guests, Megan and Gray, to talk about parenting children who are neurodiverse. The conversation is open and honest with Megan, Gray, and GM’s very own Meghan, sharing what their parenting journey has been like with their children who have gifts that are often overlooked by society. They discuss knowing and learning about their children’s brain wiring, embracing it, and erasing the stigma. They share what they’ve learned about themselves on their parenting journeys, how they want to show up for their kids and support them through mindfulness, intentionality, patience, and reframing the conversations they have with/about their children. They talk about whether or not they owe people an explanation when a complex moment occurs in public (spoiler: they do not), which leads to the idea of divesting from giving energy currency to people who seek to make life harder and more uncomfortable for their families. They discuss pushing back against stereotypes and expectations of what neurodiversity looks like and how they advocate for their children academically, emotionally, and socially. They wrap up the conversation by sharing what other parents can do in their own homes, with their own kids to create a more accepting, respectful, kinder world for children who are neurodiverse, including letting children be who they are and not who people think they should be. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: (Please see season 2, episode 8 for full resource list) Bright and Quirky The Neurodiverse Classroom by Victoria Honeybourne Some Brains by Nelly Thomas The Whole Brained Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 
01:03:21
August 19, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Aging & Mortality
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! We hope you enjoy this remixed re-release of season 2’s premiere episodes. Meghan & Abi are so happy to welcome their first guests on Gaining Mom-entum! This week, they sit down with Abi’s dad, Femi, and his partner, Susan, kicking things off with a discussion of time, kind of, but really, what is time? They get into aging and mortality, both from Femi & Susan’s professional perspectives, as well as from a personal viewpoint. Unsurprisingly, things take a bit of an existential turn, which leads to self-care. There are some emotional moments that provide Abi & Meghan with generational wisdom that they hope to embrace in their lives on their own aging journeys. Femi & Susan discuss the perspectives that aging has given them on being grateful and finding hope in the next generations as well as how the current social justice movement might impact how people think about death and dying. They continue on to discuss facing their mortality for the first time and how becoming a parent played into that. Susan & Femi talk about the difference in how they approached play as parents versus how they approach it now as grandparents. Also, Abi & Meghan learn that Susan is a pearls of wisdom machine, so if anyone is interested in creating some GM merch, feel free to get in touch about turning Susan’s pearls into t-shirts! The group also spends a chunk of the convo sharing anecdotes and digging into suggestions for talking to children about death and dying.  Thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with friends! IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources for Reading, Listening, & Learning:  *Please see season 2, episodes 1 & 2 notes for full resource lists* The Coaching Project (Susan’s website) Talking about death and dying (dyingmatters.org) 5 Reasons to Get Comfortable With Death (HuffPost) Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It (New York Times) 5 Strategies for Accepting Your Mortality (Psychology Today) Dancing with the Cranes by Jeannette Armstrong Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved Death: Talking With Kids About The End (npr Life Kit: Parenting podcast) Talking about dying and death (kidsgrief.ca) The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers 
49:58
August 05, 2021
(Bonus) Self-Care Checklist
Hello, hello Gaining Mom-entum community! Meghan & Abi are always thinking about mental health and checking in with each other. They figured now was as good a time as any to throw it back to the self-care checklist they completed in their season 1 minisode 'Candy & Checklists'. Please enjoy the full, unedited version of them taking that checklist. If you need a mental health & self-care refresher, please go back & (re)listen to the Gaining Mom-entum on Mental Health episodes from season 1. Buzzfeed Basic Self-Care Checklist: (https://www.buzzfeed.com/luisdelvalle/self-care-quiz-cause-u-deserve-it) As always, thanks for listening! Keep in touch. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
10:37
July 15, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Queer Parenthood: Talking About Families
Abi & Meghan are back with another re-release to celebrate Pride Month! Though June has come to an end, the Gaining Mom-entum fam will continue to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ communities all year long. ----- Welcome back to another episode of Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan is fired up this week about a PAC meeting that she Zoomed into at her child’s school. After debriefing, they get into this week’s topic — queer parenthood. This week’s awesome guests are Astri & Ainsley, long-time friends of Meghan’s, who were extremely generous in sharing their time and their experiences as new parents. If you hear some background noise, it’s just the sound of multitasking parents and their infant daughter. After sharing preferred pronouns, Ainsley & Astri share the story of how they welcomed their child into the world and dealing with invasive, inappropriate questions from family members. (Heads up: Please keep in mind that we had this conversation as friends, in a safe environment, with it being made very clear that Astri & Ainsley were in the driver’s seat in determining what they felt comfortable sharing with all of us. They were incredibly open and giving in their responses, but they did not owe us any of the stories that they shared.) This conversation covers a lot of ground including pandemic parenting, the harm caused by assigning gender to parenting roles, the need for education and open conversations around gender diversity, how we conceptualize resources for new parents, queer relationships, and the language we use to talk about it all.The conversation wraps up with a reminder that queer kids need to know they are loved, and talking to all kids about gender diversity and diverse families is one way to we can all work together to make sure that happens. As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum FB: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: International Family Visibility Day Toolkit Building Bridges: Queer Families in Early Childhood Education What Makes a Baby? And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Baby’s First Words by Stella Blackstone & Sunny Scribens Cookies and Cake & the Families We Make by Jennifer L. Egan The Family Book by Todd Parr The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson Parenting is Political
55:36
July 01, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Gender: Sifting Through the Binary Shminary Bullsh*t
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Though Meghan & Abi are on hiatus for the summer, they are still committed to keeping up with the Gaining Mom-entum community, so please enjoy this supersized, remixed re-release of the Gaining Mom-etum on Gender episodes from season 1. In this re-release, Abi & Meghan wonder why some people have such a hard time with the idea that gender exists beyond the binary. They talk about growing up as girls and what they have internalized and carried with them into adulthood about gendered norms. They discuss what stereotypes that other people have tried to impose on their children and what they’re trying to push back against. They focus on the gendered nonsense they’re trying to be aware of and combat against in parenting their kids, talk about the insidious gendered messages that society passes onto children, and why talking about feelings makes their job as parents easier. They finish off with a discussion on creating a safe space for children who are non-binary. As always, thanks for listening! Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum & turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode! As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources:  Egale Canada  Sogi 1 2 3  Qmunity  National Center for Transgender Equality They & Us podcast What It's Like to Be Raised Gender Neutral The Hardest Part of Having a Nonbinary Kid is Other People From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers  Burn It All Down podcast (Ep. 171) Parenting is Political Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity  Kids Help Phone PREVNet Teen Talk
01:20:41
June 24, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Season Finales: Does This Hold Up?
Welcome to the season 2 finale of Gaining Mom-entum! Abi & Meghan celebrate season 2 of the podcast by expressing pride and reflecting on the richness that having guests added to the Gaining Mom-entum conversations. Gratitude is the through line — throughout the season, in their reflections, and in their entire creative, fulfilling podcast endeavour. They even manage to reference The Golden Girls theme song! This leads to Abi’s childhood theory on what made for a successful sitcom and segues them into the week’s topic — season finales! They begin by discussing some of the TV show season and series finales that stand out in their minds at the time of their conversation (not necessarily on their all-time lists). Abi can’t stop herself from giving an impassioned monologue about her childhood & adult crush on Joshua Jackson. They talk about which shows from their pasts they would watch/have watched with their children today, for better or for worse, and how they talk about problematic parts of those pop culture pieces that no longer hold up. This leads to a discussion of problematic faves and what to do when the creator of something you enjoy does not live up to the power they’ve accrued. And that, Gaining Mom-entum community, is a wrap on the season 2 finale! As always, thanks for listening! Please share links to your favourite Gaining Mom-entum episodes with all of the wonderful people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
41:16
June 17, 2021
Minisode: Patient-ish
It’s the last minisode of season 2! Meghan & Abi check in with each other to see how they’re doing because, as we hope is abundantly clear to all of us now, mental health check ins are important! They share how they’re finding joy and what they’re grateful for these days. In classic Abi & Meghan fashion, as they attempt to shift into discussing GM community feedback, their brains melded and they came up with the same segue. They focus the back half of the minisode on talking about the response to their episode on anti-Asian racism and the GM community responses to the questions posed to them by Meghan & Abi on Instagram. They discuss friendship, both ending them as members of the BIPOC community being unsupported by white friends and the importance of showing up for friends in the BIPOC community if you’re white. They give a great big thank you to the Gaining Mom-entum community for engaging in these discussions with them and they ask for input on what listeners would like to hear in future minisodes. In a callback to their discussion on combatting anti-Asian racism, Abi & Meghan do a Google search to confirm that it really is that easy to find resources on “ how to support BIPOC friends“ and “combatting anti-Asian racism”. And just like that, it’s the end of the final minisode of season 2! As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
17:23
June 10, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on anti-Asian Racism: Celebrating Identity & Rejecting Hate
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! *Trigger Warning* Meghan & Abi spend this week’s intro discussing the recent discovery made by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Residential School. They discuss the way the country continues to let down our Indigenous communities as well as some actionable steps that non-Indigenous people can take to show solidarity with the Indigenous communities across the land.  They then segue from talking about systemic racism to, well, talking about more systemic racism. Their guest for this week’s discussion is Grace, a friend of Abi’s, who was generous in sharing her time and personal experiences with anti-Asian hate as a Filipino-Canadian woman and the mother of a child who is Filipino, Chinese, and of course, Canadian. She begins by sharing what it was like for her growing up surrounded by people who did not look like her and how her mother’s experience as an immigrant led to internalizing the goal of assimilation. Grace talks about the discipline of diversifying her world and seeking out professionals who operate through a decolonizing lens. Grace shares with Abi & Meghan how she is seeking safety for herself and her son, particularly over this past year with the unprecedented increase in anti-Asian attacks. They discuss inclusion, allyship, solidarity, and how Grace is stepping into her power as an Asian woman and parent. As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice brains on! podcast (coronavirus episodes) Hate is a Virus Kids share experiences of anti-Asian racism during the pandemic (CBC Kids News) How to Talk to Kids About Anti-Asian Violence and Racism  (HuffPost) Fight COVID Racism #Elimin8Hate Anti-Asian Violence Resources Act2EndRacism Stop AAPI Hate Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
58:54
June 03, 2021
Minisode: Panic Purchase & Empathy
This week’s minisode finds Abi & Meghan on the outside of their self-isolation stints. They celebrate how nice it is to be able to rejoin the outside world, even in a limited the-pandemic-is-still-happening capacity. Abi shares what’s been keeping her up at night (spoiler: it’s her kid) and Meghan shares her panic purchase for her child’s recent birthday. The two of them discuss their takeaways from their conversation with Gray and Megan and what they’re working to implement into their parenting as a result. They discuss Gaining Mom-entum community feedback from their episode on parenting neurodiverse kids and then put the minisode to bed with a reminder of the importance of normalizing these types of conversation(s) and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
13:39
May 27, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Neurodiversity: Embracing Diverse Abilities
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan are joined by guests, Megan and Gray, to talk about parenting children who are neurodiverse. The conversation is open and honest with Megan, Gray, and GM’s very own Meghan, sharing what their parenting journey has been like with their children who have gifts that are often overlooked by society. They discuss knowing and learning about their children’s brain wiring, embracing it, and erasing the stigma. They share what they’ve learned about themselves on their parenting journeys, how they want to show up for their kids and support them through mindfulness, intentionality, patience, and reframing the conversations they have with/about their children. They talk about whether or not they owe people an explanation when a complex moment occurs in public (spoiler: they do not), which leads to the idea of divesting from giving energy currency to people who seek to make life harder and more uncomfortable for their families. They discuss pushing back against stereotypes and expectations of what neurodiversity looks like and how they advocate for their children academically, emotionally, and socially. They wrap up the conversation by sharing what other parents can do in their own homes, with their own kids to create a more accepting, respectful, kinder world for children who are neurodiverse, including letting children be who they are and not who people think they should be. As always, thanks for listening! Share Gaining Mom-entum and follow/comment/review wherever you get your pods. IG: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Bright and Quirky Canucks Autism Network  The Neurodiverse Classroom by Victoria Honeybourne Some Brains by Nelly Thomas The Whole Brained Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson  Different Brains We’re Not Broken by Eric Michael Garcia  Misfits of Motherhood podcast  The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
01:02:34
May 20, 2021
Minisode: Self-isolation & Siblings
This week's minisode is a bit of a hot mess. Meghan & Abi are both in self-isolation with their families. Abi moved provinces and that's what's required where she lives now. Meghan's child had some exposure at daycare. So, that's the space they found themselves in when they sat down to record this minisode. Abi doesn't have WiFi yet so she had to use her phone as a hotspot. All of that, combined with both of them being in hidden corners of their basements, the sound might be less than stellar as a result. Nevertheless, they persisted. They break down GM community feedback about last week's episode on queer parenthood and discuss an example of a recent conversation with one of their kids talking about families, particularly siblings. Abi & Meghan would love to hear more about how you talk about families within your family, so please keep getting in touch! As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
10:47
May 13, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Queer Parenthood: Talking About Families
Welcome back to another episode of Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan is fired up this week about a PAC meeting that she Zoomed into at her child’s school. After debriefing, they get into this week’s topic — queer parenthood. This week’s awesome guests are Astri & Ainsley, long-time friends of Meghan’s, who were extremely generous in sharing their time and their experiences as new parents. If you hear some background noise, it’s just the sound of multitasking parents and their infant daughter. After sharing preferred pronouns, Ainsley & Astri share the story of how they welcomed their child into the world and dealing with invasive, inappropriate questions from family members. (Heads up: Please keep in mind that we had this conversation in a safe environment, with it being made very clear that Astri & Ainsley were in the driver’s seat in determining what they felt comfortable sharing with all of us. They were incredibly open and giving in their responses, but they did not owe us any of the stories that they shared.) This conversation covers a lot of ground including pandemic parenting, the harm caused by assigning gender to parenting roles, the need for education and open conversations around gender diversity, how we conceptualize resources for new parents, queer relationships, and the language we use to talk about it all. The conversation wraps up with a reminder that queer kids need to know they are loved, and talking to all kids about gender diversity and diverse families is one way to we can all work together to make sure that happens. As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: International Family Visibility Day Toolkit Building Bridges: Queer Families in Early Childhood Education What Makes a Baby? And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Baby’s First Words by Stella Blackstone & Sunny Scribens Cookies and Cake & the Families We Make by Jennifer L. Egan The Family Book by Todd Parr Parenting is Political The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom
54:60
May 06, 2021
Minisode: Exhaustion & Anxiety
In this week’s minisode, Abi & Meghan get back into something they started doing in season 1 — mental health check-ins. They debrief a few of the events of the past week, including the verdict in the murder of George Floyd. Turns out, exhaustion and anxiety are at the forefront of how they’re feeling lately. Abi shares how exhausted she’s feeling from the endless cycle of racial grief and trauma. Meghan shares how she is trying to make friends with her anxiety. They also discuss the need for people, particularly white people, to stay informed and show up for communities experiencing systemic racism and racial trauma so that the community in peril can have the opportunity to check out as needed. Afterwards, they get into listener feedback on parenting in the digital age. Survey says, Google plays a big part in parenting for a lot of the GM community. Mid-minisode, Meghan & Abi realize they have no idea what age range of children are parented by the GM podcast listeners. So stay tuned to IG for an upcoming poll! They’re wondering if that might explain why only a few survey respondents said they leave kids to their own devices (you see what we did there?). They wrap up the minisode with some listener-generated benefits and concerns about parenting in the digital world. As always, thanks for listening! Please share Gaining Mom-entum with all of the wonderful people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
14:04
April 29, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on the Digital Age: Digital Get Down
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan celebrate the midway point of season 2! They reflect on the first half of the season and express gratitude for the guests who have shared their time, thoughts, and experiences. Then it’s time to get into the week’s topic: parenting in the digital age. Meghan & Abi get into what they’re doing with their kids around technology and how the digital moment that we live in has impacted their parenting (for better and for worse). They don’t have all (or even most) of the answers but they do have a lot of questions and they’re hoping the GM community will weigh in. Their conversation on parenting in the digital age includes the benefits and challenges/concerns of parenting during this digital moment (their children have become BFFs with Google Home and Alexa), building community connection, trying to teach delayed gratification when everything is instantly accessible, and of course, screen time. They take a trip down imaginary lane to ponder what having social media as teens would have been like for them, which leads them to empathize even more with the impact that it can have on the lives of today’s youth They talk about their differing practices on posting images of their children, the responsibility of digital content creators for what they put into the world vs. the responsibility of parents to monitor what their kids consume, and end with some takeaways for how to parent their kids in this era, and encourage the GM community to join them in continuing the convo. As always, thanks for listening! Follow Gaining Mom-entum and comment/review wherever you listen to your pods. Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources: Common Sense Media Cybertip Need Help Now  Adrift in the Digital Age  Safe Online  Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology – Diana Graber Shame Nation: Choosing Kindness and Compassion in an Age of Cruelty and Trolling Screen Balance Inspiration: 100+ Ideas to Help You Create Your Personalized Screen Balance Style
01:09:11
April 22, 2021
Minisode: Doing the Most
Minisode time! This week’s mini starts off with Meghan asking Abi how she’s doing, which leads them to discuss whether or not they can appreciate art from the past knowing that it doesn’t quite hold up under the lens of the present moment. From there, they segue into talking about their conversation with Chaw-win-is, including pushing back on narratives, decolonization, and expanding what is available in educational institutions. They also touch on some listener feedback about moving the decolonization conversation forward. Abi & Meghan end the minisode off talking about a new show by one of their favourite comedians, Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson. While discussing the show, they take a moment to stan Phoebe and her accomplishments (as well as shout outs to Whitney Cummings and Amber Ruffin) before pondering which activities they’d like to participate in if they found themselves lucky enough to be the celebrity friends invited to be on Doing the Most. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
12:49
April 15, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Storytelling: Decolonizing Our Minds
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Abi & Meghan are back with part 2 of their conversation with Chaw-win-is, Indigenous Educator, member of the Cheklesaht and Tla-o-qui-aht nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, and all-around amazing storyteller. The conversation picks back up with how Chaw-win-is got started as an educator. They discuss the importance of storytelling, processing our feelings, and bearing witness to each others’ emotions. Chaw-win-is shares her podcast idea that will form her PhD dissertation. This leads to discussion of pushing back on educational institutions and how parenting gives us the power to re-examine history in different contexts. Chaw-win-is generously shares with Meghan & Abi some ideas for how we can all better understand and talk with our children about decolonization.They talk about bystander intervention and finish out their conversation talking about how the stories of our histories can provide the keys to unlocking change. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) A few resources for reading, listening, and learning: For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook (Chapter 13- Remaking Balance: Decolonizing Gender Relations in Indigenous Communities by Chaw-win-is) Colonization and Decolonization Resources (Victoria Sexual Assault Centre) Faces of UVic Research: Pia Russell (video) Having the Difficult (and Necessary) Conversations: Talking to Kids about Colonization, Colonialism, and Decolonization (as a White Settler Parent) (Anti-Violence Project) 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, by Bob Joseph  How We’re Teaching Indigenous History To Our Kids (CBC) Cheekbone Beauty (Indigenous-owned & founded cosmetics company) Coffee With My Ma Podcast  Unreserved with Falen Johnson  All of My Relations Podcast 
58:52
April 08, 2021
Minisode: A Tale of Two Great-Grandparents
It's not an April Fool's joke, Abi & Meghan really are back with another minisode! In this week’s minisode, Meghan & Abi check in with each other on how parenting has been going lately. They’re both feeling a little drained by the pandemic of it all. They also dig into listener feedback on the first half of their conversation with Chaw-win-is. They go over what the GM community shared regarding what role family history/stories plays in their lives and ask some follow-up questions that they’d love to hear your opinions on.They also discuss how their interest in their own family histories has increased as they get older. Abi & Meghan round out the minisode by each sharing a family story about one of their great-grandparents that they are excited to pass onto their own kids. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
17:01
April 01, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Family Histories: Finding Home
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Meghan & Abi keep the preamble short so they can get right into their sit down with their guest, Chaw-win-is Ogilvie. Chaw-win-is, an Indigenous Educator, is a member of the Cheklesaht and Tla-o-qui-aht nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth people on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She was kind enough to share her time with us to talk about her own family histories. The conversation covered a wide range of topics from the '60s scoop and finding home to learning about our histories, the importance of listening, decolonization, and deciding for yourself who you are in the world. They also talk about the power of learning about family history and teaching it to our children as a way to break the cycle of assimilation. Chaw-win-is is a gifted storyteller and educator which allowed the conversation to flow freely and widely. Abi & Meghan feel incredibly lucky to have spent the time with her and to be sharing part 1 of their 2-part conversation with the Gaining Mom-entum community. We’re excited for you to hear part 2 in two weeks! As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) A few resources: For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook (Chapter 13- Remaking Balance: Decolonizing Gender Relations in Indigenous Communities by Chaw-win-is) Working for change: Nuu-chah-nulth struggles against sexual violence I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle Breath Tracks by Jeannette Armstrong  Savage Family (Hip-Hop Group)
54:50
March 25, 2021
Minisode: Waffles + Mochi
In this week’s minisode, Abi & Meghan catch up on what they’ve been cooking with their kids since their conversation with Heather Staller (last episode’s guest, founder of Happy Kids Kitchen). They talk about what it’s like cooking with their own kids and then get right into discussing feedback from the Gaining Mom-entum community on their experiences with cooking as kids and with their own kids now. Meghan & Abi also talk about the baggage and the celebration around food that we carry into adulthood from our childhoods. They round the minisode out by getting excited about Michelle Obama’s new Netflix children’s show, Waffles + Mochi, a show about discovering, eating, and celebrating food. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
15:05
March 18, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Cooking: Happy Kids Kitchen
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan are talking to the talented and insightful trained culinary professional and cooking with kids expert, Heather Wish Staller. As that description suggests, this episode is all about cooking and cooking with kids. Join Meghan & Abi as they get to know Heather from how her upbringing steered her towards a career in food to how she ended up focusing on cooking with kids. Heather tells us all about starting her business, Happy Kids Kitchen, and how she created her cookbook, Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook. She also expresses gratitude for the community who supports her through her Instagram work (@heather.happykidskitchen). Heather shares about her kids’ favourite things to cook with her and how she involves them in her work. She provides a lot of wonderful advice for how to cook for picky eaters, suggestions for nut-free and dairy-free cooking, and how to make the process of making kids lunches fun instead of tedious. Throughout the episode, Heather shares tons of gems that both Abi & Meghan will be using with their kids in the kitchen. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) A few resources: Happy Kids Kitchen Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook La La Lunchbox
01:01:46
March 11, 2021
Minisode: Aging, Death, & Cameo
In this week’s minisode, Abi & Meghan talk about something lovely and slightly melancholic that Abi’s child said while wishing her a happy birthday. Somehow, this leads to them attempting to gain podcast sponsorship from several defunct businesses. (Here’s looking at you, a&b sound!) They manage to bring things back around to talking about how members of the Gaining Mom-entum community are talking to/with their kids about aging and mortality. It turns out everyone who responded to the IG poll is having conversations with their kids on this topic, so Meghan & Abi dig into why they think that might be the case. They round out the episode the way they began, talking about Abi’s birthday, and the Chris Rankin/Percy Weasley Cameo that she received as part of her Zoom celebration festivities. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
13:46
March 04, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Aging & Mortality, Part 2: Allowing It to Happen
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Before diving back into the second half of their conversation on aging and mortality, Meghan & Abi have a bit of a longer check-in than usual, starting with going down a Cameo-filled rabbit hole. (If you don’t know about Cameo, Google it! Also, you’re welcome!) They talk about how they’re connecting to Black History Month and why they think it’s important to do so. They also check in with each other about how the intentions they set for 2021 have been playing out so far. Then it’s time to get back into part 2 of their conversation with Femi and Susa!. They pick things right back up with a question about how this current social justice movement might impact how people think about death and dying. They continue on to discuss facing their mortality for the first time and how becoming a parent played into that. Susan & Femi talk about the difference in how they approached play as parents versus how they approach it now as grandparents. Also, Abi & Meghan learn that Susan is a pearls of wisdom machine, so if anyone is interested in creating some GM merch, feel free to get in touch about turning Susan’s pearls into t-shirts! The group also spends a chunk of the convo sharing anecdotes and digging into suggestions for talking to children about death and dying. As always, thanks for listening! Join us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Join us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, & Learning: Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death (npr) Talking about dying and death (kidsgrief.ca) What should you tell children about death? (Dying Matters leaflet) Death: Talking With Kids About The End (npr Life Kit: Parenting podcast) How to Talk to Children About Dying: The Right Words to Say (Fatherly) Helping Your Child Deal With Death (KidsHealth) The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers  The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
41:27
February 25, 2021
Minisode: Death & Dying Dinners
In this first minisode of Season 2, Meghan & Abi reflect on the first half of the aging and mortality conversation they had with Abi’s dad and his partner, Susan. They discuss GM community responses to their IG poll questions, including differing levels of comfort/discomfort with facing one’s own mortality vs. reckoning with the mortality of an older loved one. They also leave a couple of breadcrumbs for the discussion on talking to kids about mortality that comes up in next week’s episode. In attempting to normalize the conversation around death and dying in their lives, Abi & Meghan dig into Susan’s idea of death and dying dinners. Which celebrities/famous people would YOU want to share dinner with while having a conversation about death and dying? They round out the minisode by determining their death and dying dinner guest lists. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please feel free to leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
16:40
February 18, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum on Aging & Mortality, Part 1: Facing the Inexorable
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Abi & Meghan are so excited to be back for season 2. They begin the season by catching up with each other about what they did during the Gaining Mom-entum hiatus. It should come as no surprise that they both listened to a lot of podcasts and watched a lot of movies and TV shows. As they wrap up their catch up, they also discuss this week’s topic- aging and mortality. Meghan & Abi are so happy to welcome their first guests on Gaining Mom-entum! This week, they sit down with Abi’s dad, Femi, and his partner, Susan, kicking things off with a discussion of time, kind of, but really, what is time? They get into aging and mortality, both from Femi & Susan’s professional perspectives, as well as from a personal viewpoint. Unsurprisingly, things take a bit of an existential turn, which leads to self-care. There are some emotional moments that provide Abi & Meghan with generational wisdom that they hope to embrace in their lives on their own aging journeys. This episode, part 1 their 2-part conversation, ends on a hopeful note as Femi & Susan discuss the perspectives that aging has given them on being grateful and finding hope in the next generations. As always, thanks for listening! Join us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Join us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) A Few Resources: The Coaching Project (Susan’s website) The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker  Talking about death and dying (dyingmatters.org) 5 Reasons to Get Comfortable With Death (HuffPost) Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It (New York Times) 5 Strategies for Accepting Your Mortality (Psychology Today) Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson  Dancing with the Cranes by Jeannette Armstrong
36:32
February 11, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum Season 2 Trailer!
On Thursday, February 11th, Abi & Meghan are back for season 2 of Gaining Mom-entum! Join them as they continue to try their best to parent their kids for the world they want them to grow up in and the world they live in now. They’ll keep chatting about the topics on their minds as parents, the pop culture they’re listening to/reading/watching, and this season, they’ll be talking to several special guests. They can’t wait for you to be a part of the conversations! Join us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Join us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
02:01
February 04, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Friendship: Friending While Parents
It’s time for one more re-release before the start of Gaining Mom-entum’s second season! In honour of Abi’s CBC Life article being published last week (link below in Resources section), Meghan & Abi wanted to revisit their episode on friendship. Feel free to call your besties, your new friends, your old friends, and have a group listening party. After you do, get in touch with Abi & Meghan to let them know how you celebrate the friendships that get you through tough times and how you say good-bye to the friendships that tear you down. They want to hear from you! ___________________________________________ Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This pod’s first season began with Meghan & Abi celebrating their friendship as they invited the GM community to get to know them. Throughout the season, they have talked about race & racism, gender, mental health, and consent. They could not have had the conversations they did in the ways that they did without this week’s topic: friendship. What better way to celebrate friendship than talking about their favourite celebrity besties? After discussing the celebrity BFFs they admire and wish they could be a part of, they dig right into parenting and friendships. Abi & Meghan talk about what they look for in parent friends, how their friendships have changed since having kids and celebrating the friendships in their lives. They get into the challenges they’ve faced in maintaining friendships since becoming parents, what they wish their friends knew, and friendship breakups. Abi gets in a couple of plugs for her upcoming CBC Life article on friendship. Then they discuss how becoming parents has helped them to be more assertive in their friendships. They contemplate whether or not they should be treating their friendships with the time and attention they give to their romantic relationships. And of course, Meghan & Abi take a mom-ent to celebrate their friendship. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) A few resources: It’s not you, it’s we (Abi’s CBC Life article) The Loneliness of Early Parenthood (The Atlantic) 15 Things My Childless Friends Need to Know (Scary Mommy) 12 Ways Friendship Changes When You Became A Dad (Fatherly) It Takes a Village: 4 Lessons on Friendships and Parenthood (Psychology Today)
01:03:52
January 28, 2021
Gaining Mom-entum x Thirst World Problems: Bell(s) & Whistles on Gender
Surprise! You're having a... crossover episode! After listening to the season 1 episodes, Gaining Mom-entum on Gender Parts 1 & 2, Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast reached out with some questions. Meghan & Abi are so glad that he did! The conversation that unfolded opened all of their eyes to some new perspectives. They covered a lot of ground during their discourse, from puberty to the gendered messages we send our children to consent (how much they loathe the expression "boys will be boys"). They also talked about gender exploration, the importance of curiosity, and intersectionality. They hope you will continue the conversation with them after you listen to this special bonus episode. As always, thanks for listening! Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast for inviting Abi & Meghan to have this conversation & for providing the audio! (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca) Don’t forget to rate, review and, of course, follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
57:59
January 14, 2021
(Re-Release) Gaining Mom-entum on Getting To Know Abi & Meghan
Happy End of 2020! As we close out the shockingly long year that was 2020, it feels like the right time to reconnect with the Gaining Mom-entum community, both OG listeners and any first-timers who are joining along the way. So, please allow Abi & Meghan to reintroduce themselves. In this re-release of the very first episode of Gaining Mom-entum, we'll travel back to a time when the pandemic still loomed large, social distancing was a regular part of the lexicon, we were trying to find our footing as parents, and issues of social justice and equity were at the forefront of our minds... Who are we kidding? All of those things remain relevant at the time of this re-release. Time is a trip, y'all! We hope you enjoy getting to know Meghan & Abi (again)! __________________________________ Welcome to Gaining Mom-entum, the podcast about trying our best to parent our kids for the world we want them to grow up in and the world we live in now. This week Abi & Meghan admit to being nervous about starting this parenting podcast adventure. They introduce themselves and talk about why it is that they decided to start Gaining Mom-entum. They reminisce about the start of their friendship and keep it real talking about their pregnancies, and some of their highs and lows as parents. And of course, they talk about what you can expect from the pod in its first season. Don’t forget to rate, review, and, of course, follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca)
54:34
December 31, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Taking Up Space: Season 1 Finale Spectacular!
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This is the final episode of season 1 and we are making it into a spectacular. Meghan & Abi celebrate reaching the end of their first podcast season, complete with many callbacks to the episodes that have come before. After sharing what podcasts have grabbed their attention lately (and Abi effectively auditioning to be a co-host of The Connect podcast), they get right into their conversation on taking up space. Both Abi & Meghan are feeling super celebratory and reflective and it shows throughout their conversation. They talk about what taking up space looks like with both of their differing identity perspectives, how those lenses affect the way they’re raising their children to take up space, and how their children are motivating them to claim their space through podcasting. While reflecting on their first podcast season, they discuss what excited them about starting this journey, their fears, the lessons they’ve learned, and what their highlights are from the season. They shout out their collaborators who have helped along the way (Bell from Thirst World Problems, Evan Dysart, and Catherine Cachia). They talk a little bit about what they have planned for season 2 then they end the season the same way it began, by celebrating their friendship. Thanks for joining the Gaining Mom-entum community! Stay safe and see you in 2021 for season 2! As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: I Deserve To Take Up Space, and I Make No Apologies (Scary Mommy) Making Space for Yourself When You Become a Mom (Seleni) When You Grow Up Feeling Like a 'Mistake' (The Mighty) What Being Non-Binary in Female-Centric Spaces is Like and How To Be More Inclusive (Everyday Feminism) Dear daughter: Be loud, take up space—your voice matters (Motherly) A Beginner's Guide to Taking Up Space (Shine) How 7 Women Take Up Space In Their Everyday Lives (Refinery29) On Being A Woman Who Takes Up Space (Medium)
47:37
December 10, 2020
Minisode: Last Mini & Good Friends
One more time, we’re gonna celebrate! This is the final minisode of Gaining Mom-entum’s first season and there’s an extra playful vibe to it. After Abi pulls herself together, she and Meghan start off by celebrating the work they’ve put in this season and thank the GM community for getting the pod to 2000 plays! (Seriously, thank YOU so much!) They talk about what this holiday season will look like for them with the COVID of it all and how Netflix holiday content is getting them through. They discuss listener feedback on the friendship episode and how common the experience of a friendship break up has been with listeners. Then it’s quiz time! Meghan & Abi round out the minisode by taking a Buzzfeed quiz to find out if either of them is a good friend. Turns out, the quiz may have been geared towards a slightly more high school-aged crowd than the two of them. Are You A Good Friend? Buzzfeed Quiz As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with the people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
19:20
December 03, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Friendship: Friending While Parents
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This pod’s first season began with Meghan & Abi celebrating their friendship as they invited the GM community to get to know them. Throughout the season, they have talked about race & racism, gender, mental health, and consent. They could not have had the conversations they did in the ways that they did without this week’s topic: friendship. What better way to celebrate friendship than talking about their favourite celebrity besties? After discussing the celebrity BFFs they admire and wish they could be a part of, they dig right into parenting and friendships. Abi & Meghan talk about what they look for in parent friends, how their friendships have changed since having kids, and celebrating the friendships in their lives. They get into the challenges they’ve faced in maintaining friendships since becoming parents, what they wish their friends knew, and friendship breakups. Abi gets in a couple of plugs for her upcoming CBC Life article on friendship. Then they discuss how becoming parents has helped them to be more assertive in their friendships. They contemplate whether or not they should be treating their friendships with the time and attention they give to their romantic relationships. And of course, Meghan & Abi take a mom-ent to celebrate their friendship. As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: It Takes a Village: 4 Lessons on Friendships and Parenthood (Psychology Today) The Loneliness of Early Parenthood (The Atlantic) 15 Things My Childless Friends Need to Know (Scary Mommy) 12 Ways Friendship Changes When You Became A Dad (Fatherly) Call Your Girlfriend podcast 
01:03:28
November 26, 2020
Minisode: Dark Day Hacks & AboutCONSENT
Minisode time! This week, Meghan & Abi check in with each other to see how they’re doing during these shorter days of fall. This past week was a rough one for them so they get into what’s been going on with them, including their parenting highs and lows. Then they discuss some of the feedback (or lack thereof) that they received from the Gaining Mom-entum community following the Get Fries With That episode on consent. They surmise that it might just be a tough time of year for people and we’re all just doing our best to get through the day until the sun starts shining again. Abi & Meghan round out the minisode talking about an awesome episode of the podcast AboutCONSENT, and what their takeaways are from the episode titled: How Kids Can Learn Body Safety and Why It Matters to Start Early. AboutCONSENT Ep. 13: How Kids Can Learn Body Safety and Why It Matters to Start Early As always, thanks for listening! Please spread the love by sharing Gaining Mom-entum with people in your life! Follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & please leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
22:37
November 19, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Consent: Get FRIES With That
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan have a conversation about consent. After checking in with each other, they take a walk down memory lane to what they remember learning (or not learning) about sex, body autonomy, and consent. They discuss why body autonomy and consent can be tough topics for parents to tackle. They also dig into the cultural conversation around consent and what has made it gain momentum in recent years. Meghan teaches Abi a useful acronym (FRIES) for learning what affirmative consent looks like. They talk about what conversations around body safety, body autonomy, and consent look like in their households, and where they think they’ll struggle along the way in their conversations with their kids. They are looking forward to hearing from the Gaining Mom-entum community about what these conversations look like across different households and how we can support each other to raise children who understand, respect and have expectations of affirmative consent. As always, thanks for listening! Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to then rate & review Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods. Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: Consent (For Kids): Boundaries, Respect, and Being In Charge Of You by Rachel Brian Consent For Kids (Blue Seat Studios video) The Complete Guide to Teaching Kids Consent at Every Age (healthline) Consent: What it is and why it’s important (Kids Help Phone) It’s never too early to teach children about consent and boundaries (Washington Post) Seven Steps to Teaching Children Body Autonomy (Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego) The Ins and Outs of Teaching Body Autonomy and Consent (Autistic Mama) ABOUT CONSENT podcast (Ep. 13: How Kids Can Learn Body Safety and Why It Matters to Start Early) Sexual Consent - FRIES graphic (Planned Parenthood)
59:46
November 12, 2020
Minisode: Candy & Checklists
Note: This minisode was recorded on Monday, November 2nd before the events of November 3rd and whatever has transpired thereafter. On this week’s minisode, Abi & Meghan discuss what the Gaining Mom-entum community shared about their experiences with counseling, self-care and making mental health a family affair. They’re hoping these mental health conversations have been helpful because at the end of the day, we’re all just doing our best. Then they discuss Halloween for probably a bit too long but they were on a candy high from eating their children’s Halloween hauls. They round out this minisode by completing a Buzzfeed self-care checklist. Turns out, they both have some work to do when it comes to their self-care practices. Complete the checklist yourself and see where you’re at. Feel free to DM us on Instagram or email us to share how it went for you and what you’ve taken away from it. (BuzzFeed Self-Care Checklist: https://www.buzzfeed.com/luisdelvalle/self-care-quiz-cause-u-deserve-it) As always, thanks for listening! Please follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
19:28
November 05, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Mental Health, Part 2: Talk It Out
At the end of Canadian Mental Health Awareness month, Abi & Meghan dive right back into part 2 of their conversation on parental mental health. They talk about surge capacity and what they do to navigate burnout. They discuss some of the barriers that prevent people from discussing and accessing mental health services, including the commodification of wellness. They do some heavy lifting on emotional labour and making mental health a family affair. And of course, no discussion on mental health would be complete without delving into self-care. They hope some of the ideas they shared will work for you too, and they’re looking forward to hearing from you (yes, YOU!) about what self-care looks like in your life. As always, thanks for listening! Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to then rate & review Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: Self-Care for Parents (Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, Social Services) Ayana (online therapy for marginalized & intersectional communities) Mombrain.therapist (Instagram account) Healing in Colour (Directory list of BIPOC therapists in Canada) Talkspace (online counseling) BetterHelp (online counseling) Fearless Femme 100 (QTBIPOC counseling) National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself (by Susan M. Pollack, EdD) Why Parents Need Self-Compassion During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Center for Parent & Teen Communication) Self-Compassion (Dr. Kristin Neff) How to Get Your Partner to Take on More Emotional Labor (New York Times) Self-Compassion and Parenting during COVID-19 Brown Girl Self-Care podcast
52:42
October 29, 2020
Minisode: This or That
It’s the next minisode! Meghan & Abi talk listener feedback from their first conversation about parental mental health. They also discuss the importance of social support networks and the beauty of having a community like Gaining Mom-entum to turn to when in need. They finish off this minisode with a game of This or That for the listeners who said they want to see Abi & Meghan disagree more often. Feel free to send more This or That categories for them to debate! Thanks for listening! Please follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
14:47
October 22, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Mental Health, Part 1: The Struggle is Real
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan & Abi have been wanting to have an in-depth conversation about parental mental health all season long. The stars aligned and their two-part conversation is dropping during Canadian Mental Health Awareness Month! Abi & Meghan start their convo celebrating the halfway point of their first podcast season (cue balloons & confetti!). They talk about what podcasts they’re listening to and then they get right into it! What does mental health mean to them? They talk about why it is important for them to talk about mental health: from pregnancy to early parenthood to where they’re at now in their parenting journeys. Also, the stress, the anxiety, the panic of pandemic parenting. With all of this going on, their conversation naturally led them to talk about burnout. What is it? How do they recognize when they’re in a state of burnout? As always, they’re engaging in a lot of real talk about tough times but finding silver linings along the way. Thanks for listening! Please follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods & leave a comment/review. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Spotify, Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: Pandemic Parenting (science-based resources) Crisis Services Canada (resources for marginalized communities & allies) Parenthood and Well-Being: A Decade in Review Five ways to manage your wellbeing as a parent during lockdown (BBC Bitesize) Not Safe For Mom Group (Instagram account) Canadian Mental Health Association Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative Postpartum Support International O Mama mental health supports list Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful (Medium) Unlocking Us with Brené Brown podcast (ep. On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source) Katie's Crib podcast (eps. Is it mom brain or burnout?, Postpartum Blues, Building Your Village)
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October 15, 2020
Minisode: Queen Rihanna & Giving Thanks
In this week’s minisode, Abi & Meghan mark the start of Mental Health Awareness month by doing a mental health check-in. Turns out, they’ve both had a pretty rough day but the fashion stylings of one Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty and her Savage X Fenty fashion show were just the mood boost they needed! Meghan & Abi discuss the feedback from the GM community about the second part of their gender & parenting discussion. They emphasize the importance of asking questions to learn from each other and help with our parenting and NOT as a tool to inflict shame and guilt. They round out the minisode with a discussion of the final three episodes of the CBC podcast, They & Us. Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share, follow/subscribe to then rate & review Gaining Mom-entum wherever you listen to your pods. (Be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
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October 08, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Gender, Part 2: Binary Shminary
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! Meghan and Abi dive right back into their conversation about gender. This week, they focus on the gendered nonsense they’re trying to be aware of and combat in parenting their kids. (Here’s looking at you, Paw Patrol!) They talk about the insidious gendered messages that society passes onto children and why talking about feelings makes their job as parents easier. They finish off with a discussion on creating a safe space for children who are non-binary. As always, thanks for listening! Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum & turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: them. (Instagram account) Egale Canada Sogi 1 2 3 Qmunity Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line National Center for Transgender Equality They & Us (CBC podcast) What It's Like to Be Raised Gender Neutral The Hardest Part of Having a Nonbinary Kid is Other People From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers Burn It All Down podcast (Ep. 171: Challenges to the Gender Binaries at the Heart of Sport)
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October 01, 2020
Minisode: RBG + They & Us
This week, Abi & Meghan mourn the loss of another fallen hero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They discuss how the values that Justice Ginsburg fought for are many of the same values that parents in the Gaining Mom-entum community have expressed pursuit of in their parenting. Meghan & Abi finish off this week’s minisode with a discussion about the podcast they’re listening to in their podcast club: They & Us, a CBC podcast. (Note: It’s just the two of them in the podcast club so far so please join them!) Thanks for listening! Please tell all your friends about this podcast then make sure to follow/subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
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September 24, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Gender, Part 1: Sifting Through the Bullsh*t
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan have a conversation about gender. They wonder why some people have such a hard time with the idea that gender exists beyond the binary. They talk about growing up as girls and what they have internalized and carried with them into adulthood about gendered norms. They discuss what stereotypes that other people have tried to impose on their children and what they’re trying to push back against. This conversation is just part 1 of Meghan & Abi's discussion on gender and how they’re approaching gender in their parenting. As always, they welcome all input from their wonderful, growing, Gaining Mom-entum community. Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum & turn on notifications so you don’t miss an episode! (And please rate/review when possible! Thanks!) Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent's Guide to Bringing up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity by Aaron Gouveia Parenting is Political Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity  Raising a Powerful Girl  The Representation Project  Kids Help Phone PREVNet Miss Representation (movie trailer) The Mask You Live In (movie trailer) Teen Talk
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September 17, 2020
Minisode: 98° and Rising + More Nice White Parents
This week, Meghan & Abi reflect on the feedback they received from their episode on allyship and white privilege. A few themes occurred across the feedback, including discovering that they have an amazing baby boomer contingent listening to the show. While talking about what they’re learning from the Gaining Mom-entum community, Abi & Meghan manage to slip in not one, but two (maybe three?) 98° references. From there, they dig back into the final three episodes of Nice White Parents, the podcast from Serial & The New York Times.  Thanks for listening!  Please tell all your friends about this podcast then make sure to follow/subscribe (for free!) so you don’t miss an episode!  Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
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September 10, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Race & Racism, Part 2: Allyship & White Privilege
This week, Abi & Meghan continue their conversation about race, racism and parenting. They discuss how they’ve been talking with their kids about race, the need for diversity in the media their kids consume (books, TV shows, movies, music, food), and how they want to continue upping their parenting game around race and racism moving forward. They also talk a lot about privilege and allyship, including what those words mean to them. Seriously, they talk a lot about it because Abi has a lot of questions for Meghan about her allyship journey. Though this is Part 2 of their conversation about race and racism, it’s an ongoing conversation that they will revisit again and again throughout Gaining Mom-entum. Thanks for joining them and please get in touch. Let’s keep talking and let’s keep growing! Don’t forget to follow Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca) Note: Rated E for a few instances of swearing. Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: Don't Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller Evolved Educator  From Privilege to Progress  The Great Unlearn, curated by Rachel Cargle The False Promise of Anti-racism Books (The Atlantic) 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship (Medium) Diverse Books  Diverse Reads Nice White Parents CLAIM acronym
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September 03, 2020
Minisode: Normalizing the Conversation & Nice White Parents
Abi & Meghan are back with another minisode. This one starts off on a somber note as they discuss the recent shooting of Jacob Blake. This launches them into a discussion of what kind of content they watch to cope. From there, they chat about the feedback they received from the amazing Gaining Mom-entum community about parenting around race & racism. The minisode ends with a discussion of a podcast that Abi & Meghan are very excited about: Nice White Parents from Serial & The New York Times.   Thanks for listening!   Please share, like, and follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum (for free)!   Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com)
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August 27, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Race & Racism, Part 1: It's Always Personal
Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan talk about race, racism and parenting. They approach the conversation as a Black woman talking to a white woman about race and racism within the safety of their friendship. They ask each other questions they would not ask "some rando on the street" and probe into the heart of what makes them feel vulnerable in parenting their children on matters of race and racism. Thanks to the listeners who provided questions and food for thought that helped enrich this conversation! (Keep reading below for our resource list!) Note: This episode is rated E because we swear a few times and have a discussion about racial slurs. Don’t forget to subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca) Some Resources for Reading, Listening, and Learning: 5 Things I Want To Tell My White Friends by Christine Pride the conscious kid Books for Diversity (@booksfordiversity) Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism (PBS Kids for Parents) How to talk to kids about race, and why you should start now (CBC News) Mom, Let’s Talk So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M Fleming  I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
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August 20, 2020
Minisode: Superpowers & OG Dallas
In their first minisode, Abi & Meghan express gratitude for the support they have received from the Gaining Mom-entum community after their first full episode. They talk about some of the feedback that was shared about parenting superpowers, challenges, fears, and hopes. They end the minisode with the cliffhanger story that cemented their friendship, but not without a few timely Dallas TV show references. Note: There is one F-word at 15:36. Thanks for listening! Please share, like, and follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum (for free)! Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca)
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August 13, 2020
Gaining Mom-entum on Getting to Know Abi & Meghan
Welcome to Gaining Mom-entum, the podcast about trying our best to parent our kids for the world we want them to grow up in and the world we live in now. This week Abi & Meghan admit to being nervous about starting this parenting podcast adventure. They introduce themselves and talk about why it is that they decided to start Gaining Mom-entum. They reminisce about the start of their friendship and keep it real talking about their pregnancies, and some of their highs and lows as parents. And of course, they talk about what you can expect from the pod in its first season.  Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share, like, follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode!  Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca)
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August 06, 2020
Trailer: Welcome to Gaining Mom-entum
Welcome to Gaining Mom-entum, the parenting podcast about trying our best to parent our kids for the world we want them to grow up in and the world we live in now. Join your hosts, Abi and Meghan, as they give you a quick glimpse into what Gaining Mom-entum is all about. Don’t forget to follow/subscribe to Gaining Mom-entum so you don’t miss an episode!  Follow us on Instagram: @gainingmom_entum Follow us on Facebook: Gaining Mom-entum Podcast Email us: gainingmom.entumpod@gmail.com Music by: Evan Dysart (Follow Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp) Artwork by: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia, catherinecachia.com) Special thanks to Bell from the Thirst World Problems podcast (IG: @thirstworldproblems, thirstworldproblems.ca)
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July 23, 2020