Momosas

Momosas

By Momosas
Welcome to Momosas! Co-hosts Kristen & Talia get together each week to chat about different Mom topics. While being a Mom is not all rainbows & unicorns, it is not a hugely negative experience. They share the good, bad, ugly, & hilarious of their adventures. Tune in to hear their raw experiences.
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Episode 39: Interview With Lily Nichols
This week Kristen & Talia talk with Lily Nichols who is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Gestational Diabetes Educator. She looks at the advice (or lack thereof) from our doctors when it comes to pregnancy and postpartum nutrition. She has two books Real Food For Pregnancy & Real Food For Gestational Diabetes where she dives into these subjects in a manageable way for the everyday consumer. The girls ask about Vitamin D transfer through breastmilk, how thyroid function is tested in pregnancy, and how to increase iron stores. They discuss how the current recommendations do not take into account the six weeks of bleeding from an internal wound after giving birth. This episode is so informative and every woman should hear it! Connect With Lily Website Instagram Facebook Vitamin D & Breastfeeding Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email Book The Fifth Vital Sign
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April 18, 2019
Episode 38: Taking Cara Babies
This week we have infant sleep specialist, Cara Dumaplin, creator of Taking Cara Babies. You know we jump right in with her birth story. As a labor and delivery nurse, she has seen it all, so she had a feeling her births would be a circus. The majority of the hospital was in her room for her birth, which was perfect for her. We get to hear about how sleep was a huge struggle with her oldest, which led to her diligent research on baby sleep and the birth of Taking Cara Babies. Cara teaches us about wake windows, surviving the witching hour, and offering a pacifier. We had such a fun conversation with Cara and hope you enjoy her as much as we did! Connect With Cara Taking Cara Babies Pacifiers Instagram Facebook Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email Books Girl Wash Your Face Girl Stop Apologizing Shows God Friended Me Dateline
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April 11, 2019
Episode 37: Interview With Megan McNamee From Feeding Littles
If you have a baby, toddler, or just about anyone in your house eating, you NEED to hear this episode. We chat with Megan McNamee, one of the two founders of Feeding Littles. She is a Registered Dietician who specializes in Pediatric Nutrition, Food Sensitivities, & Disordered eating. In this episode we discuss why a parent's attitude around food matters when it comes to their children eating. We also discuss why forcing, bribing, or tricking your children into eating is not a long term strategy. We also discuss some reasons why food regressions might happen & children will gravitate toward certain foods. We discuss a lot of other aspects of eating as well, so get your notebooks out! Connect With Feeding Littles Website Instagram Facebook Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email Book The Hate You Give Show The Ranch
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April 4, 2019
Episode 36 Proposal Stories & Best Of Fights
This week Kristen & Talia share their engagement stories. Talia's happened on her birthday, and she might request a redo. Kristen's happened close to Valentine's Day weekend, and she had no idea it was coming! This devolves into a discussion of the biggest fights they have had with their husbands. Get excited, because these fights are over cleanliness & food - what else? Their youngest intern is on the scene today, so listen for some coos. Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off your first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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March 28, 2019
Episode 35: Supporting Sensitive Children Interview With Jen Harrison
This week we get to pick the brain of Jen Harrison of Supporting Sensitive Children. She has a plethora of resources ranging from her website to her podcast, with printables and classes in between. She works with parents to give them the resources to support their children. In the last year she began focusing on sensitive children and their parents. Some of the topics that come up during are discussion include, how to know if your child is sensitive, how to know if you as a parent are sensitive, if these techniques can be implemented in the classroom, and if sensitivity has any relationship with self-esteem. Books The Highly Sensitive Child Girl Stop Apologizing Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Find Jen Website Instagram Facebook
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March 21, 2019
Episode 34: Travel Tips
This week Kristen & Talia share their travel hacks. Talia & her family travel 3 hours round trip at least once per month, often more. She shares how they make it through those trips, typically in survival mode. Kristen's family travels often as well, though they fly frequently too. Kristen shares her hacks for surviving long trips with minimal screen time. We are also astounded to find out that Talia just went to Wal-Mart for the first time, in her 30s. Listen in for travel hacks while traveling with toddlers, and share your additional travel hacks with us on social media! Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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March 14, 2019
Episode 33: Introverts & Extroverts
This week Kristen & Talia discuss their differences as an extrovert vs an introvert. They chat about how being each personality type impacts their parenting, including the struggles (i.e. birthday parties, calling to make appointments). They also speculate on if their children are introverts or extroverts and what parenting each personality type looks like to them. Additionally, in their parenting wins and fails of the week, they get into a discussion about apologizing. They discuss if they force their kids to say sorry, as well as other ways they think their child can show remorse. Books Raising Your Spirited Child Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking Sponsor greatkidssnacks.com - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
32:53
March 7, 2019
Episode 32: Potty Training Adventures
This week Kristen & Talia chat about their adventures in potty training their kiddos. We hear from Kristen first, who you can guess, had a structured, researched approach to the endeavor. She used start charts, prizes, alliteration, & was done in four days. Talia took a more laid back approach, but still used stickers & prizes. They discuss what worked best for their particular kid and tailoring potty training to your child's personality. They both also waited until their kids were older. Kristen's son had just turned three and Talia's daughter was closing in on four. Tune in to hear their tips, tricks, & failures from potty training their first born kids! Sponsor greatkidssnacks.com - MOMPOD25 for 25% off your first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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February 28, 2019
Episode 31: Struggling To Conceive
While we have touched upon this briefly in other episodes, Talia delves into their struggles to conceive this week. She and her husband have been trying to expand their family for almost a year, and she's at her wits end. She shares the tornado of blame she places on herself, the lengths they have gone to so far, and the lengths they are willing to go to in order to expand their family. We also get to hear some of the well intentioned things people say during this struggle, that does not feel so helpful. This week we have a new question to close out the  episode, which will help us all feel a little more human in our mothering journey. Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off your first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
41:55
February 21, 2019
Episode 30: Bonus Birth Story
Today Kristen regales us with the arrival of her third child. This episode will either have you rolling or vomiting (hopefully the former). The ladies chat about their thoughts on the Group B Strep test, primping for birth, & how the family is transitioning. This was a fun & funny episode, and was requested by a lot of you. Enjoy! Sponsor Great Kids Snack - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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February 18, 2019
Episode 29: Teacher Interview
This week Kristen & Talia get to chat with their friend Allie. Allie is a teacher turned stay at home mom of two boys. We kick the episode off with her birth stories. We get to hear about her two c-sections, one of which she labored through for more than a day! Talia & Allie also school Kristen on what a combination class is, which is still a tough concept for her to wrap her mind around. We also chat about some feeding issues Allie’s son has run into, as well as life after miscarriage. Tune in to hear a fun conversation with some serious aspects. Sponsor Greatkidssnacks.com – Use the code MOMPOD25 for 25% off your first box & to help support the podcast. Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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February 14, 2019
Episode 28: Diet & Exercise
This week we keep it real with our diet & exercise journey. The episode starts off with Talia describing her upbringing and culture around food, exercise, and body image. She takes us through pregnancy and postpartum, discussing her experience with trying to lose the baby weight. She also shares her struggles with emotional eating while in the hospital with Skye. We then get to hear Kristen's upbringing and culture around food, exercise, and body image. We get a glimpse into her mentality before, during, and after her pregnancies, and how she approached postpartum fitness each time. They both discuss how they want the culture of these topics to be for their kids, in the hopes of raising intuitive, confident children. They do drop a D-bag while talking, so make sure you are not listening around your kids this week. Sponsor Great Kids Snacks - MOMPOD25 for 25% off first box Follow Us Instagram Facebook Email
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February 7, 2019
Episode 27: Interview With Early Childhood Education & Parenting Professional
This week we had a super fun conversation with our friend Lauren. We have had a lot of interviews where moms tell us how difficult transitioning to multiple kids was for them, and about the postpartum mood disorders they struggled with. If you have not been able to relate, this might be the interview for you. Lauren had pretty easy transitions with all of her children, and did not deal with postpartum mood disorders. We ask her how to foster the close relationship that her children seem to share. We dive into questions pertaining to parenting, such as how to help your toddler when they are hitting, as well as helping toddlers and older kids work through emotions. She answers a listener question about stages of development, which lead to a discussion about realistic expectations for children. Whether you have toddlers or older kids, this episode has some extremely helpful parenting tips! Follow/Contact Us Instagram Facebook Email
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January 31, 2019
Episode 26: Transitioning To Two
You asked and we provided! This week we chat about the transition from one child to two children. Kristen discusses why she thinks this transition was particularly difficult for her, and what she is planning to do for a smoother transition to three. Talia asks a few questions about transitioning, such has how the heck you safely get multiple kids from point A to point B, and what exactly do you do with one child when you are trying to get the other child to nap! Tune in this week to hear their perspective on the transition to multiple kids. Find us on social media Instagram Facebook Email
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January 24, 2019
Episode 25: Interview With Labor & Delivery Nurse
This week we are sharing a super fun conversation we had with our friend Morgan, who is a labor & delivery nurse. She shares her birth stories with her two girls. They are drastically different experiences, and it is fun to hear her chat about it as someone who is already trained in this field. We talk about some of the struggles she had with breastfeeding her oldest, as well as her experience with postpartum OCD. She discusses how she knew something felt off, but none of the screenings for postpartum mental health were asking questions that pertained to her. We ask about things she does not love seeing as an L&D nurse, and how she advocates for her patients. We have a lot of laughs through this conversation and learned a ton. Find Us On Social Media Instagram Facebook Email
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January 17, 2019
Episode 24: Interview With Lindsey Hein
This week we had the opportunity to chat with Lindsey Hein,  host of the podcast I'll Have Another. She is the mom of four boys, ages 4 months to six years. We dug into the chaos that is being a SAHM to 4 kiddos that close in age, while building her business. She speculates why she feels less mom guilt than other moms might. We also discuss the double standard of the praise a dad receives when parenting vs the praise a mom receives for the same parenting. The conversation is easy and funny, but we dig into how tough it is to be in the trenches with young kids close in age. Find Lindsey On Social Media: Instagram Twitter Facebook Website Find Momosas On Social Media: Instagram Facebook
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January 10, 2019
Episode 23: Interview With a Speech Pathologist
This week Kristen & Talia get to chat with a speech pathologist & mom of one girl! She tells us her qualifications then we dive right into the transition of motherhood. She shares with us her experience with prolapse & battling to get that taken care of. We discuss when a stutter is "normal" or concerning, as well as insight into "normal" & helping your child to develop language. She also gives us tips on how to navigate conversations with our littles so they will respond. Be sure to follow us on social media @momosaspodcast or email us at momosaspodcast@gmail.com
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January 3, 2019
Episode 22: Preparing For The New Year
As the holidays wrap up & the new year approaches, Kristen & Talia chat about their take on resolutions, and their individual plans moving forward. Kristen plans to calm down a bit, which is always a big struggle. Talia will be cutting anxieties out of her life. They discuss past goals they where they have succeeded. Kristen also shares a hack that has been working for her regarding toddler bed time.
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December 27, 2018
Episode 21: Holiday Fun & Stress
With Christmas just around the corner, we talk about the excitement we feel, as well as the struggles. Kristen is spreading herself thin despite her best efforts. Talia is working through her first Christmas at home since her mom passed away. We know this time of year is not for everyone, and we do not want you to feel alone. Tune in and find out you are not the only one torn between your love for this season & losing your mind.
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December 20, 2018
Episode 20: Nesting Phase One
In today's episode Kristen & Talia chat about all of the purging & reorganizing Kristen is doing in her house. They speculate what kind of lunacy her nesting will become as she gets closer to baby's arrival. They also discuss some things that have been working to make meal time smoother in Kristen's house, as well as the barriers she is facing as her oldest goes through a big developmental leap. They speculate about reward systems to help give their kids the help they need in certain areas (going to bed, potty training, etc). This episode is a little more scattered than usual, but they both share some things they have been trying that are working. Feeding Littles: feedinglittles.com Our social media: @momosaspodcast; momosaspodcast@gmail.com
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December 13, 2018
Episode 19: Sleepovers
Today Kristen goes down a rabbit hole of sleepover anxieties. Kristen & Talia talk about the pros & cons of sleepovers, as well as their experiences with sleepovers as kids. They also discuss the age they were exposed to porn and when/if that is appropriate. They also discuss how to prepare their kids to navigate scary situations. While they do not use inappropriate language, they do use a lot of anatomical terms & discuss sexual abuse. This might be an episode you want to listen to without your kids around. This conversation moves into a conversation about "the talk". They finally diverge from this topic to chat about preschool activities & hilarious kid stories. Playing Preschool: busytoddler.com Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed. D.
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December 6, 2018
Episode 18: Todd Interview
This week we get to have a super fun conversation with Talia's husband Todd! He regales us with his creeper story of how he & Talia first met. Due to Skye's medical needs, Todd stays home with her. He brings us through what their days look like. It includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, & riding the escalator. We delve into his hesitation with attending mom groups. We also delve into financial contribution as a stay at home parent, during which time Todd shares some great words of wisdom about contributing to the family. Book: Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurinka, Ed. D. Find us on social media @momosas podcast for Instagram & Facebook or email us at Momosaspodcast@gmail.com. This is our final week with For Two Fitness as a sponsor! Use the code MOMOSAS at fortwofitness.com for 30% off their entire website + free shipping over $75 through November 30. Thank you for your support!
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November 29, 2018
Episode 17: Holiday Traditions
This week we chat about all of our holiday traditions! We start the episode with a quick chat about postpartum anxiety, highlighting some moments we remember working through & how that felt. Once we dive into the holidays, we discuss our favorite kind of pies. We discuss our yearly plans for Thanksgiving then chat about when to decorate for Hanukkah/Christmas. Kristen also has no clue how she acquired a Christmas tree one year. They also briefly chat about Operation Christmas Child, which Kristen cannot remember the name of. We discuss gift etiquette for the classroom, from a parent perspective & a teacher perspective. Operation Christmas Child: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ Social Media: @momosaspodcast
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November 22, 2018
Episode 16: Interview With Lindsey Fazendine
Today we kick off another interview diving into Lindsey's birth stories. She ranges from the rainbows & unicorn perfect birth, to a planned c-section. She shares her experience transitioning to two kids with work & living in a new place. We chat about how we entertain our oldest while the newborn grows & nurses round the clock. We also commiserate over the sadness of our baby boy's first haircut. She shares what her family's experience recovering from hurricane Florence has been like. Find Lindsey: @lindseyfazendine Follow us: @momosaspodcast (Instagram & Facebook) This week's episode is sponsored by fortwofitness.com. Use the code MOMOSAS for 30% off their entire website + free shipping over $75, to support the podcast.
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November 15, 2018
Episode 15: Interview Sarah Mac Robinson
This week we chat with Sarah Mac Robinson who is a mom of two. She talks about the difference in recovery between her first birth & her second birth. She shares her struggle with anxiety & what helped her to decide to take medication for it. She is so refreshing in her views of the preciousness of parenthood, & knowing she needs boundaries. We discuss the realities of the transition from one to two kids. She is also an Olympic Trial Qualifier for the marathon & discusses what her plan is for professional running moving forward, with two kids. Find Sarah on Instagram: @thatsarahmac Find us on Instagram & Facebook @momosaspodcast or email us at momosaspodcast@gmail.com
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November 8, 2018
Episode 14: Interview With Claire Martin-Royale
This week we get to chat with Claire Martin-Royale, founder & owner of The Fit Moms Plan. We kick off the conversation getting into her birth stories. She birthed 2 kids, over 9.5lbs, 18 months apart. She had a roller coasted ride for her first birth, which really wiped her husband out. She brings us through the inner workings of raising two kids with a husband whose job takes him away from home for months, while she built a successful business. She also discusses those few years of burning the candle at both ends and the long term impact it took on her health. She offers us a plethora of information on abdominal separation/diastasis recti. Instagram: @thefitmomsplan Website: thefitmomsplan.com Sponsor: fortwofitness.com - code MOMOSAS for 30% off entire site + free shipping over $75
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November 1, 2018
Episode 13: Interview With Suzy Slane
This week we chat with Suzy Slane! She is a mom of five who is open about her anxiety, and the highs and lows of motherhood. We discuss postpartum anxiety, medication, & running to manage anxiety. We also discuss mom guilt, showering, and how integral we are to the survival of our kids. She gets real about her transition to running, and how she makes it happen while managing her kids & house.
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October 25, 2018
Episode 12: Raising Girls
This week we try to keep the conversation loosey goosey, but end up launching into a conversation about raising girls. We also discuss parenting compliments. We chat about the joys of stretching casts, splints, & leg braces. We also update you on what all the kids are up to this week. Parenting Instagram Mentioned: @simplyonpurpose
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October 18, 2018
Episode 11: Husband Jobs
This week Kristen & Talia discuss their different family dynamics. While one of them works out of the home & the other is a stay at home mom, they seem to share a lot of the same worries. They wonder if their husbands feel the same guilt they do. We round out the conversation with a discussion about pies & poop etiquette at parties.
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October 11, 2018
Episode 10: Wine Culture & School
In this episode Kristen shares her perspective on the marketing of wine culture. We discuss family influence on drinking, which is one of the few things Talia & Kristen have in common. You will also get to hear our hilarious mimosa expedition. Additionally, we get some perspective from Talia about starting the school year as a teach & working with parents.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 9: Pat Interview
In this episode we chat with Kristen's husband Patrick! He talks about why he encouraged Kristen & Talia to launch this podcast. They also discuss his favorite & least favorite traits about Kristen as a wife & mom. They all laugh about some pregnancy meltdowns. We mostly get a dad's perspective on the whole parenting gig.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 8: Advice People Offer
In this episode we begin our chat by discussing the train wreck that is family pictures. We then launch into some opinions we found on the internet & give our perspective. Finally, we get into the unsolicited advice we have been offered. Between a toddler who is medically incapable of eating & a toddler who hits a lot, the unsolicited advice they have received runs the gamut.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 7: Skye's Story
Today we hear briefly about some medical issues Kristen ran into with her youngest. Then things get pretty heavy when we get to hear the in depth story of everything that Skye has been through. This is a long, detailed, & emotional episode. bethematch.org
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October 4, 2018
Episode 6: Hacks
Today we chat about parenting & relationship hacks that have worked for us. Showers are a non-negotiable for both of us, so we share how we make that work. We also have bathroom talk & how we go to the bathroom as a family. Kristen shares how she potty trained her oldest, which is a pretty standard approach. Talia also shares a hack she used for walking. Book: Just Married: The Catholic Guide To Surviving & Thriving In The First Five Years of Marriage by Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak
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October 4, 2018
Episode 5: Our Birth Stories
Today we share our birth stories! We discuss c-sections, epidurals, & medicine free births. We also chat about how much we love nurses during the process. We learn that Skye mooned everyone & Kristen's kids have huge heads.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 4: Miscarriages & Infertility
Today we have a heavy episode, where we discuss our experiences with miscarriage. One of us is also in a weird camp of not necessarily being infertile, but struggling to conceive. We also talk about Post Partum Anxiety & the leading question our doctors asked to skirt the subject. Ultimately, we devolve into a conversation about sharing baby names.
47:37
October 4, 2018
Episode 3: Period Talk
Today we discuss the stark contrast in how each of our moms taught us about getting our period. This devolves into a discussion on our hatred for growing boobs & how severe of a tomboy Kristen was. One of our moms helped put a tampon in her daughter while the other mom handed out a pamphlet. This segues into a conversation about telling daughters about their period, the sex talk, & the Diva cup.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 2: Parents We Thought We Would Be
Today we chat about the visions we had of ourselves as parents, & how it actually turned out. We discuss sleep, discipline approaches, swearing, being a working mom vs stay at home mom, and food approaches. Kristen discloses her obsession with the brain. Book: No Drama Discipline by Daniel J Siegal, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
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October 4, 2018
Episode 1: Introduction Episode
Welcome to Momosas! Today we introduce each other and discuss how we became friends. We also briefly discuss why we started this podcast.
08:59
October 4, 2018
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