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Momma Cusses

Momma Cusses

By Gwenna Laithland
Parenting is hard and there are moments that make you want to cuss. This podcast is dedicated to those moments and getting through them (with or without expletives.)
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#13 Mommy's Not Okay & That's Okay: Momming & Mental Health

Momma Cusses

#13 Mommy's Not Okay & That's Okay: Momming & Mental Health

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#15 The One Where You Regret Having Kids
You wanted this kid. You hoped, prayed for, begged the universe, and waited for entirely too long to have this kid. So why, now that he's here, are you low-key regretting the choice to have kids at all? Does that make you a bad mom? Nope. It makes you a human. A human who needs to grieve. It's okay to miss your old life after you have kids. They change everything. Gwenna talks about her grief struggle after becoming a mom of three and has a few ideas on how to wade through your own.  And, for something completely different, Gwenna interviews author Janet Lawless Christ about her new book Nugget the Nomad. You can win a copy of this adorable children's book - head to Instagram, MommaCusses.com or just listen for the deets.  We need to thank our sponsors for their continued support and The Fox Sisters for the use of their song Stuck on You as the intro and outro of this podcast. Also featured in this episode is Scott Hines' Green Fields. All music from today's episode was sourced from FreeMusicArchives.org. If you'd like to contact Momma Cusses, please email mommacusses@gmail.com with episode ideas or if you'd like to be a guest!
32:28
November 17, 2020
#14 CEO of Momming... & Yarn
This week's episode finds us talking with Nicole Snow, founder & CEO of Darn Good Yarn. We talk about running a company and maintaining your sanity. Spoiler: We don't actually tell you how to do it because we don't know but we do talk about it. We discuss the unique origins of her multi-million dollar yarn company, the dreaded Mom Tax, the power of the Mom Voice in the boardroom, and whether quantity time with your kids is more valuable than quality time.  As always we need to thank our sponsors for their continued support of The Momma Cusses Podcast and The Fox Sisters for the use of their song, Stuck on You, as the intro and outro of their podcast. This week's Small Business Shout Out goes to HouKreative Creations at thestickponylady.com. For show notes, to find out more about Momma Cusses, or just to be nosy, head to MommaCusses.com
43:36
November 10, 2020
#13 Mommy's Not Okay & That's Okay: Momming & Mental Health
This week we speak with Crystal Hardstaff, The Gentle Counsellor, about momming and mental health. Too often moms feel that we are unable to address our own mental health concerns for fear that we'll be shunned or shamed. Moms are supposed to be all things for all creatures and that's just not true. We are human, complete with flaws. We need to take care of ourselves to take care of our children. From addressing postpartum depression and anxiety to really nailing down a solid self-care routine, we owe it to ourselves to take care of our own needs as moms. As always, many thanks to our sponsors for their support and our listeners for tuning in, sharing the podcast, and leaving u s ratings and reviews. This helps us grow and we can't say thank you enough. Be sure to visit MommaCusses.com for full show notes and resources. 
43:38
November 3, 2020
#12 All in a Daycare's Work - Things Your Provider Wants You to Know
If you work out of the home, chances are pretty great you have had, do have, or will need a daycare. This week we speak with Megan Faldet, a daycare owner and provider. We discuss how to begin the arduous process of finding a daycare, what questions to ask, how to build a solid relationship with this human who will be helping care for your child. We also swap stories of our kids saying really awkward things at even more awkward times.  As always, many thanks to our sponsors for their continued support. Be sure to check MommaCusses.com for related articles, more great content, and all our social media links.
40:07
October 27, 2020
#11 - Anti-Vaxxers & You: The One About Vaccines
On this week's episode, we talk with Dr. Savannah Sparks, a board-certified pharmacist, and stout vaccine proponent. (I know! Look at us all fancy talking to people with advanced degrees? WTF?) Savannah is better known as @rx0rcist on TikTok. This week we chat about some of the biggest myths surrounding vaccines, how to talk with moms on the fence about vaccinating their littles, and the need-to-know bits of flu shots.  Note: This episode had a lot to cover and is a little longer than our standard fare. This episode also marks the move to a weekly episode! Yay more Momma Cusses Podcast stuff.  For full show notes, visit mommacusses.com.
47:02
October 20, 2020
#10 - It's Either This or Murder: Choosing Co-Parenting
It's hard when a relationship ends. It's even harder when you've created or shared spawn with that person and you can't just ghost them. In this episode, we chat with Ashley, the founder of The Conscious Co-Parent. A breakup requires grieving and we discuss how to ride that rollercoaster - both the one you're on and the one your ex has to ride. Choosing what's best for your kid isn't always easy and the decision to co-parent takes work. A lot of work. And curse words. A lot of curse words. But, in the end, if you and your former partner can make it work, it's definitely worth the struggle. And, apparently, it does get easier.  For the full show notes, head to MommaCusses.com!
39:14
October 13, 2020
#9 -The Difference Between Helping and Mom-Shaming
The moment you become a mom - you're supposed to magically know a metric ton of crap. Some of us are lucky to have great support networks and resources available to learn from. Others of us are just flapping in the breeze just trying to hang on. And sometimes we learn stuff that maybe isn't so great. So when you encounter a mom who might be able to benefit from the knowledge you've gained while momming, how do you help without treading into the dreaded mom-shaming territory. This week we chat with Kelly Barile from The Momma Cusses Moms Group on Facebook on doing just that.  For more resources and tips, check out MommaCusses.com
38:30
September 29, 2020
#8 - So Your Kid Wants to be a Juggler?
This week we talk with Chelsea Parks, owner of Hooplahoma and performer with Inspyral Circus in Oklahoma City. We discuss how juggling makes friends, how to use hula-hooping and juggling as a form of meditation, and how these things can help kids with ADD or ADHD. And naturally, horror stories of performances gone awry. Because who doesn't like a good fail story, right? Many thanks to our sponsors, our guest host, and The Fox Sisters for the use of their song Stuck on You as the intro and outro of our podcast!  Be sure to visit MommaCusses.com for more great content, find our social media links, and find out more about our guest host this week. Have questions, a suggestion for an upcoming episode, or just wanna say hi? Email us at mommacusses@gmail.com. And finally, if you're a small business owner and you want an ad (FOR FREE!) on The Momma Cusses Podcast, visit the Podcast page on Mommacusses.com, fill out the contact form and you could hear your ad on this show! I want to support your small business because I truly appreciate your support of mine! (Even if it's just talking at you for a half hour.)
31:33
September 16, 2020
#7 - Touched Out, The Demise of the Stay at Home Parent, and A Mom's Wardrobe - 3 Mini Episodes
This episode is a 3 for 1 special - 3 mini episodes in one handy, dandy podcast. This week we'll chat about how to deal with being all touched out. Is there a way to get your crotch fruit to stop touching you all the time? Is it time to stop calling stay-at-home parents, STAY at home? And does motherhood have a uniform? We'll cover all this in this week's episode of The Momma Cusses Podcast.  Many thanks to this week's sponsors. Be sure to check out MommaCusses.com for this week's show notes and a transcript of this episode. 
28:44
September 1, 2020
Episode 6: Take the Damn Picture with Guest Host Emily Supiot
A good picture isn't always a perfect pictures. We almost all wander around with cameras in our pockets (or more likely tucked into our bras) and we love taking pictures of our littles. But we probably hate being in them. On this episode of Momma Cusses, we chat with Emily Supiot of Cozy Clicks about how to get great photos of our littles and the importance of getting in the pics ourselves. Our kids see the memories, not our double chin.  This week's episode is sponsored in part by The Coldest Water - get 10% off your order with promo code Gwenna.  For more on our guest this week, check out her website, CozyClicks.com. For full show notes, include more links to Emily's great content and important things you need, head to MommaCusses.com.
32:32
August 17, 2020
Episode 5 - Losing Your Identity to Motherhood with Guest Host Renee of The Mom Room
We know having kids changes us, but just how much of ourselves must we give up once we obtain small humans? Do we forsake all that we were because now we are mums? Is it okay to miss or even grieve your life before kids? How do kids affect our view of who we are as human beings, wives, professionals, or enthusiasts? The Mom Room's Renee Reina and I discuss the ins and outs of our identities as moms. From yoga we don't do any more to flexibility we never knew we had.  Catch Renee over at The Mom Room. For all her links, socials, and important things you should know - head over to MommaCusses.com for the show notes.
40:49
August 3, 2020
Episode 4: The Art of Imperfect Momming
Moms aren't perfect because people aren't perfect. Since moms are people too, well, you get where this is going. It's time to start not only accepting your imperfections as a mom but embracing them and really turning it into an art form. In this episode, you'll find out what Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting has to teach us about being a mom and how to wabi-sabi your parenting.  This week's sponsors are Cannasmack and Anchor. You can find a full transcript as well as the show notes on MommaCusses.com.  Be sure to like, follow, and share The Momma Cusses Podcast. And leave us a review, won't you?
29:08
July 21, 2020
Episode 3: To the Makers of our Kids' Stuff - Featuring Guest Host Aurora McCausland
We are joined by Instagrammer and the creator of Your Best Friend's Podcast, Aurora McCausland to discuss all the weird, quirky, annoying things about stuff made for kids. Like, who the he!! made so many weird crevices in high chairs?  Why are sippy cups so hard to work? And did a guy named Chad actually invent some of the dumbest stuff for kids? Find out on this episode of Momma Cusses. This episode was also part of a Podswap. You can check out Your Best Friend's podcast anywhere you get your podcasts to here Aurora and I chat some more on Mom Guilt. Check out the show notes on mommacusses.com for all the links to the products we actually like as well as how you can find Your Best Friend's Podcast and all of Aurora's social links. 
30:03
July 7, 2020
Episode 2: You're a Bad Mom & Other Lies Mom Guilt Told You
Today we’re talking about mom guilt. So what is mom guilt? It takes a lot of forms and attacks each mom differently, but generally speaking, mom guilt is this constant feeling that we as mothers are somehow not enough. We'll discuss where this horrible feeling comes from and a few things we can do to shut it down. The show notes and transcription of this episode are available on MommaCusses.com. We want to thank our sponsors for their support and our listeners for being friggin awesome. Follow Momma Cusses on social media.  TikTok and Instagram: @mommacusses Twitter and Facebook @thismommacusses
28:53
June 24, 2020
Episode 1: Teach Your Kids to Say S*!t
Cursing and humans have a weird history and an even weirder relationship. Swear words are often relegated to adults-only talking. I have no qualms about cursing. I mean, obviously. The podcast is called Momma Cusses. But I wanted to take this episode to look at cursing, why we curse, when we censor our words, and how we raise kids to respect language and its power. I'm taking a different approach with my kids. I’m going to teach my kids to say shit. Here’s why. Thanks to this week's sponsors: Cannasmack and The Crafty Bitch Company. Check out our website MommaCusses.com for show notes, helpful links and our social media!
29:42
June 10, 2020
Episode 0: Welcome to The Momma Cusses Podcast
Momma Cusses has launched a podcast and this is it. This particular episode is a welcome and introduction: a bit about what we're all about and where we're going. It's more of an audio blurb than an episode.  Be sure to subscribe to The Momma Cusses Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode.  Warning: The Momma Cusses Podcast may contain strong language (it does) and may not be appropriate for all listening ears.  Check out our website MommaCusses.com for info on upcoming episodes, the latest news, and our Momma Cusses gear.  Follow us on Instagram (@mommacusses) or TikTok (@gwennalaithland) for the more great content.
03:04
May 15, 2020