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Otterly Mama

By Emily Flores
Join me, Emily, in my weekly podcast as I dig into motherhood. Let’s be real, moming is tough, exhilarating, wonderful and a shit show all wrapped up into one! I’m a nurse by trade so I’ll add some of my nursing knowledge along with my tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way. Laugh, cry and yell with me as we go through this journey together. I’m here for you to help you stay true to yourself and be the best mama you can be, a BAD ASS mom! I’ll bring in experts to help us manage our mom fails and empower us to be ourselves and trust our instincts. We got this!
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Overcoming Obstacles: A Bittersweet Return to Work with Kate Ford
This week Emily interviews, Kate Ford, a mom of two bio babies and two step children. Emily talks to Kate about what it’s like going back to work after having a newborn and in the middle of a pandemic. Kate works in a hospital Pharmacy so going back to work is not easy. She’s very lucky to have a fantastic support system including her partner, parents and in-laws. It’s a bittersweet experience for Kate, she wants the balance of working and having adult conversations but misses her kiddos while she’s at work. Having a work life balance is so important whether you’re a full time parent, work full-time or work part time. Listen to this week’s episode to find out tips to ease the transition back to work and to learn from Kate some positives that have some out of her working, Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
28:25
June 15, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: From Pre-eclampsia to Body Building with Bridget Boston
This week Emily interviews, Bridget Boston, a mom of two who started her weight loss journey 4 years ago after having her first child. While she was pregnant with her first born, she developed pre-eclampsia and was put on bed rest. Her OB encouraged her not to gain any weight during pregnancy but how do you not, when you’re put on bedrest during your second trimester due to an elevated blood pressure? Bridget shares her story and how she has slowly lost 135 pounds over four years and is now participating in a body building competition in July. After becoming pregnant with her daughter she was determined to live a healthier lifestyle to prevent pre-eclampsia. Bridget is so energized from her own journey that she’s encouraging others to achieve their health goals. Looking for motivation to get healthy? Check out Bridget's private Facebook group to be held accountable: No Excuses! Good Vibes Only!  Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
46:27
June 8, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Just Keep Pushing Forward with Ginna Shellhammer
This week Emily continues the Overcoming Obstacles mini series and she interviews a strong mom, Ginna Shellhammer, that had her first family home taken away from her. Everything seemed to be going well until she received a foreclosure notice. Her husband’s work info was hacked and they stole all their money which made them late by 16 days of paying their mortgage, once. Somehow a portion of their loan was transferred to Wells Fargo but they were requiring they pay the full note on their loan which was about $75,000 or else lose their home. Ginna and her young family were forced out of their home for one payment that was late due to a ridiculous hacker. It really makes you wonder who holds your loan especially if you worked with a broker when you secured your home mortgage? Listen to this week’s episode to learn from Ginna and what she’d do differently when buying a new home. Ginna mentions MERS during the interview. Learn more about your specific mortgage and who holds your mortgage loan. https://www.mersinc.org/homeowners Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
44:54
June 1, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Disability Does Not Define Happiness with Jennifer Perkins
This week Emily starts the Overcoming Obstacles mini series and she begins by interviewing an incredible mom, Jennifer Perkins, that is raising her son on her own. Her son was diagnosed with Caudal Regression Syndrome from the first few days of life and she has been fighting for him ever since. She a nurse so she knows her way around the health care field but it does not make it any easier. She was told that her son, Noah, would never walk but he has been proving physicians wrong left and right. He’s walking, jumping and playing on playgrounds, something she thought he would never do. Jennifer’s perseverance and strength is incredible, she says all moms would do this for their kids, but Emily’s not so sure. Caring for a child with a health condition is not easy but Jennifer makes it look, dare I say, easy? Listen to this week’s episode to hear some tips from Jennifer and what she does to make it through the countless surgeries, MRIs and doctors appointments.  During the episode Jennifer refers to a website: https://opwdd.ny.gov Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
41:26
May 25, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles By Building Resilience
Emily is gearing up for a mini series where she interviews several different moms about how they have overcome various obstacles in their lives. While interviewing the moms she realizes each one of them has something in common with her. They are all very resilient. So today she talks about how to be resilient and sets the stage for the next several weeks of her mini series on over coming obstacles. What does being resilient mean and how do you build resilience? Listen to today’s episode to find out. Learn more about how to build your resilience: https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
29:27
May 18, 2021
The Pocketbook featuring Elizabeth Taylor
In today’s episode, Emily has a very special guest, her mother Elizabeth Taylor, on the show for a special Mother’s Day episode. Emily and her mom talk about memories they have of Emily’s grandma and Eliza’s mom. She was a role model for both women and continues to be. They share stories of what they remember about times they spent with their mothers and what was important to them. They reflect on what kids remember and how to spend meaningful time with their kids. Link to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html#gsc.tab=0 Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/  Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/  Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama  Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
24:03
May 11, 2021
Not a Competition with Teresa Franz
In today’s episode, Emily chats with a local Austin, TX Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Teresa Franz who owns her own business, Hope Tribe Counseling, about Comparison Culture. Emily and Teresa are like old friends chatting about how to be a good enough mom which you’ll be super surprised to hear that you DO NOT have to be perfect. Kids need to see you fail and thrive. They need to see you make mistakes and move on because you are teaching them how to cope and deal with all types of situations. You can not shelter them from the world but you can teach them to love themselves and look within. As a parent your children look to you for so many aspects of their life. So why not show them a healthy way of interacting on social media and applauding others successes and put aside the inherent competitive nature we as a culture create? So its time to take down your guard, be authentic with those around you and get real your friends on social media as well as those in person.  https://www.hopetribetx.com Check out Teresa’s website and show her some love on social feeds! Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
42:12
May 4, 2021
Cut or Uncut?
In today’s episode, Emily explores the fun topic of circumcision. Did you or will you have your son circumcised? Emily is done procreating but firmly believes she would not make that decision for her hypothetical son. She talks about the history of circumcisions, religious traditions pertaining to circumcisions, the harm and benefits of performing circumcisions. Reach out to Emily if you’re pro or con circumcisions, let her know your thoughts! Links from the episode: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-brit-milah-bris-ceremony/ http://www.cirp.org/library/history/ http://www.circumcisiondebate.org/health-vs-harm Account on a forum from a US Army recruit in 1957- https://alt.circumcision.narkive.com/4h0UlMsg/us-military-circumcisionsn Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with Emily as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join Emily weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
20:23
April 27, 2021
Time For a Little Sunday Special (gun)?
In today’s episode, Emily breaks down her fears of owning a gun and why her family has had to use it, twice in the last year. What is up with these past couple of years? Small town Texas doesn’t seem so safe anymore. Emily and her husband used to live in Chicago proper and never came close to this many run ins. Emily speaks to the current gun laws in Texas, the current environment around owning guns and some ideas on what needs to change if the Texas senate passes the House Bill 1927 which allows anyone over the age of 21 to carry a gun in public without any additional license. References from the episode: https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting https://openstates.org/tx/bills/87/HB1927/ Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
32:58
April 20, 2021
Get Naked To Prevent Mastitis
On this week's episode Emily gets nerdy and breaks down mastitis. This week you'll learn what mastitis is, how it differs from a clogged or plugged milk duct, how to deal with and what you can do to prevent a clogged milk duct or mastitis. This episode is strictly informational and is not be to used instead of seeking medical attention. Always talk with your health care provider first before making any decisions about your health. If you have any signs or systems of a clogged duct or mastitis call your health care provider to prevent it from worsening.  References from this week's content:  https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/mastitis/  https://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/herbs/natural-treatments/#mastitis   https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/breast-abscess/ -This was the woman that had the abscess the size of a kiwi, not a grapefruit- I exaggerated  Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
13:26
April 13, 2021
One Minute at a Time
In today’s episode, Emily interviews Korah Hoffman, Harriet Hoffman, Penelope Flores and Charlotte Flores to get to the bottom of how to help families adjust to bringing home a newborn into a family of three or more. Caring for a newborn is difficult but now you have to make time for your older child(ren) as well. How do you keep it all together? It’s not easy but somehow families still thrive but somethings just won’t get done. That’s ok! Listen to this week’s episode to see what tips Korah has to give to moms and see what Harriet, Penelope and Charlotte have to say about bringing home a sibling. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
18:17
April 6, 2021
Managing Baby Blues
Emily dives into baby blues this week and talks about what baby blues is and why baby blues occurs, what it feels like when you have baby blues, and how to recognize when its time to get professional help. Baby blues is very normal but you don't have to go through it alone. Yes, its common but know when to ask for help from others.  Resources about Baby Blues: https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/frequently-asked-questions/#toggle-id-4 https://kellymom.com/sponsors/meet-sponsor-fourth-trimester/ Postpartum Support International, 800-944-4PPD (4773) SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
16:06
March 30, 2021
Take Care of Yourself
Emily breaks down self care this week and talks about what self care is, why we should do it, why we don’t do it and gives examples of what self care looks like to different parents. We need to make time for ourselves in order to not go crazy. So why don’t we do it more? Listen to this weeks episode to find out why we don’t do more for ourselves. World Health Organization Website: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/self-care-interventions/definitions/en/ Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
17:17
March 23, 2021
Birth Stories Week 7: Remove the Options with Rachel
***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily and Rachel talk about all things pertaining to Rachel’s births. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily interviews Rachel, who’s a mother of two and a teacher. If Rachel could afford it she’d have way more babies but she and her husband decided on two children. Rachel delivered both her children in a birthing center with the help of her husband and her amazing midwives. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
38:22
March 16, 2021
Birth Stories Week 6: Caution Cone No More with Johann Flores
***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily and Johann talk about all things pertaining to the birthing process including bodily fluids. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily interviews Johann Flores, Emily’s husband about their third and final delivery of their baby girl in a birth center. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
01:09:43
March 9, 2021
Birth Stories Week 5: I'm in Charge of My Care with Tracy Dear
Birth Stories Week 5: I’m in Charge of My Care with Tracy Dear ***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily and Tracy talk about all things pertaining to the birthing process. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily interviews Tracy Dear, a veteran and mom of five, that delivered her babies both in the hospital and at home with midwives and an OBGYN. She has had a true variety of births ranging from an episiotomy to a traumatic birth story that triggered PTSD and an epidural. Listen to what Tracy has to say and learn from years of motherhood and various births. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
58:35
March 2, 2021
Birth Stories Week 4: Three Births, Two Hospital, One Strong Mom with Samantha Derocher
Emily missed last week, because unfortunately she’s not perfect! As some of you might know from following her social feeds that she lost power during the natural disaster or as people are referring to it as snow-pocalypse. Needless to say, she’s back this week for another birth story. But don’t you worry, you’ll hear all about her adventures without power and water in a future episode on surviving a snow storm in the unprepared state of Texas.  Birth Stories Week 4: Three Births, Two Hospital, One Strong Mom with Samantha Derocher ***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily talks about blood, guts and miscarriages. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily continues with another birth story and interviews Samantha Derocher, a mom of three, that delivered her three babies in the hospital with two different doctors in two different states. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that her deliveries were very different in the two separate states. Thankfully the outcomes were the same but one hospital needs some improvement, to say the least. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
42:20
February 23, 2021
Birth Stories Week 3: You Can Do It with Korah Hoffman
***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily talks about blood and guts. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily continues with another birth story and interviews Korah Hoffman, a mom of three, that delivered her three kids in a hospital setting with midwives. Each birth was very different but she highlights her favorites parts of each and gives great advice to try a natural birth of your own. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
26:26
February 9, 2021
Birth Stories Week 2: Everything is Individual with Angel Parker
***Disclaimer*** This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily talks about blood and guts. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth. This week Emily continues with another birth story and interviews Angel Abbott Parker, a first time mom that delivered her baby girl at a birth center. Her experience is unique to her and her family but she wouldn’t go back and change it, even if she could. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
41:31
February 2, 2021
Birth Stories Week 1: That's Not What I Remember with Johann Flores
Birth Stories Week 1: That’s Not What I Remember with Johann Flores ***Disclaimer***  This episode goes into detail about the birthing process and may trigger emotions because Emily and Johann talks about blood and guts. Please don't listen near little ones in case Emily scares them with her vulgar language and straight forward talk about birth.  Emily is due any day with baby girl number three so to keep with her own timeline, she’s interviewing several individuals about their birth stories over the next several weeks. This week Emily interviews her number one supporter, her husband Johann Flores, about their first two birth stories. It’s not what she expected to hear at all but I’ll let you listen for yourself. Her first was born more or less in the traditional hospital setting while her second birth was an accidental home birth. Listen to hear all the juicy details and get to know your host Emily more while she chats with her favorite person and love of her life. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
01:04:28
January 26, 2021
Birth Professionals Mini Series: Staying Home with Dr. Stephanie Gessner & Naiomi Catron, RN, IBCLC
Today wraps up the Birth Professionals Mini Series for the North ATX Birth Collective. Today Emily interviews Dr. Stephanie Gessner, a Chiropractor that focuses on pregnant individuals and families and Naiomi Catron a Registered Nurse and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Both women have built their business from the ground up and share their experience and knowledge with others. Stephanie is not only a chiropractor but owns her own business, Homebody Chiropractic. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific technique used to treat pregnant women. Naomi not only has her own business but she works as a labor and delivery nurse in Austin, Texas. She mentioned insurance is starting to cover more lactation consultants that travel to your home. What lactating individual couldn't benefit from a lactation consultant? Both women are presenting at the North ATX Birth Collective FREE Conference for pregnant individuals on January 30th, 2021 from 9am-4pm find the link below to sign up and hear more from them.  Music By: Jason Kozel Want to hear more from Stephanie and Naiomi? Attend the free Virtual Conference, Pregnancy and the $#*+ They Don’t Tell You: https://www.facebook.com/northatxbc/events/?ref=page_internal Connect with Stephanie: https://www.homebodychiro.com Facebook: @drstephgessner https://www.facebook.com/drstephgessner Instagram: @drstephgessner https://www.instagram.com/drstephgessner/ Connect with Naiomi: https://www.milkdiva.com Facebook: @milkdivaaustin https://www.facebook.com/MilkDivaAustin Instagram: @milk_diva https://www.instagram.com/milk_diva/ Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
31:26
January 21, 2021
Birth Professionals Mini Series: Building Your Community with Jolene Warmflash and Sadie Minkoff
SUPRISE!!! Emily is back again for another episode. Today she interviews Jolene Warmflash, a fitness instructor from FIT4MOM Pflugerville and Sadie Minkoff, L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist), FABORM (Fellow of American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine). Both women are passionate about assisting individuals on their journey to motherhood through fitness and Eastern Medicine. Jolene supports moms to build their strength and fitness community. Sadie not only helps individuals with infertility and reproductive health with Eastern Medicine but she loves connecting individuals with resources to support them through their motherhood journey. Nobody ever said motherhood was easy. Let's face it, doing it alone is not fun, so however we can help one another, the better we’ll all be. Who would’ve thought that too unique individuals on different paths share the same passion for helping others build their communities. Music By: Jason Kozel Want to hear more from Jolene and Sadie? Attend the free Virtual Conference, Pregnancy and the $#*+ They Don’t Tell You: https://www.facebook.com/northatxbc/events/?ref=page_internal Connect with Jolene: https://pflugerville.fit4mom.com Facebook: @fit4mompflugerville https://www.facebook.com/fit4mompflugerville/ Instagram: @fit4mompflugerville https://www.instagram.com/fit4mompflugerville/ Not local to Austin, Texas Area- find your local Fit4Mom group or start one in your area or check out their app for on demand workouts https://fit4mom.com Connect with Sadie: https://reproductiveacupuncture.com Facebook: @reproductiveacupuncture https://www.facebook.com/ReproductiveAcupuncture/ Instagram: @sageacupunctureaustin https://www.instagram.com/sageacupunctureaustin/ Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
22:34
January 17, 2021
Birth Professionals Mini Series: Empowering Pregnant Moms to Get Moving with April Smith & Mary Beth O'Connell
Are you surprised to see another episode this week? Emily’s doing a mini series and interviewing seven birth professionals that are presenting during the North ATX Birth Collective’s first FREE virtual event for pregnant individuals. On todays episode get to know, Dr. April Smith, PT, DPT, CAPP-OB and Mary Beth O’Connell, educator by day and certified prenatal/postnatal yoga instructor by night. Both women were inspired to follow their dreams after their own pregnancy and childbirth experiences. What better way to share your goals and dreams with others than if you didn’t have the picture perfect birth and pregnancy you expected? If you’re not local to Austin, Texas you can still benefit from hearing their stories of why they are passionate about helping mothers and look for individuals like them in your area. Music By: Jason Kozel Want to hear more from April & Mary Beth? Attend the free Virtual Conference, Pregnancy and the $#*+ They Don’t Tell You: https://www.facebook.com/northatxbc/events/?ref=page_internal Connect with April: https://www.empoweredptbirth.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AprilSmith.empoweredptbirth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweredptbirth/ Connect with Mary Beth: Virtual Yoga Class: https://babybumpyogaatx.as.me/schedule.php?fbclid=IwAR1ubFTRuyfkSY3bt-0ALsHk6y4ZsHrzpaznNNAnpeUnaOupB_qhjfx0KLA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babybumpyogaatx Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babybumpyogaatx/ Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
15:01
January 14, 2021
Birth Professionals Mini Series: Kraken into the New Year with Kiyoki Rykman
Like last week, today’s episode is a bit different. Emily interviews Kiyoki Rykman, LMT CCT, licensed massage therapist and  certified in contemporary cupping therapy. Kiyoki started the North ATX Birth Collective and is very passionate about helping mothers and creating a space for birth professionals local to the North Austin, Texas Area to connect, share resources and educate the community. She’s kicking off this week’s unique episodes in which you get to know several birth professionals local to North Austin, Texas. During this week Emily, is releasing 6 episodes to learn more about various professionals in her community that are very excited to serve individuals who are interested in becoming pregnant, are pregnant or are postpartum. All 7 birth professionals are going to be presenting at a free virtual event on January 30th. If you’re not local to Austin, Texas you can still benefit from hearing their stories of why they are passionate about helping mothers and look for individuals like them in your area. Music By: Jason Kozel Want to hear more from Kiyoki and attend the free Virtual Conference, Pregnancy and the $#*+ They Don’t Tell You? https://www.facebook.com/northatxbc/events/?ref=page_internal Connect with Kiyoki: Kraken Massage and Body website: https://krakenmassageandbody.com Instagram: @krakenmandb https://www.instagram.com/krakenmandb/ Facebook: @krakenmandb https://www.facebook.com/krakenmandb Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
17:05
January 12, 2021
Pregnancy, Motherhood & The Shit They Don't Tell You
On today’s episode, Emily reaches out to mothers about what they wished they had known sooner about pregnancy, the birthing process and/or motherhood. The flow is different in today's episode as Emily records answers from some and interviews others. The answers to these questions will help shape future episodes and find out what the needs are for expectant parents. Thank you to all the volunteers who reached out and answered Emily's questions and made this episode a reality. The inspiration from this episode came from a group of Birth professionals in North Austin, Texas that are putting on a free zoom event for pregnant individuals on January 30th, 2021. Check out the North ATX Birth Collective’s free event here: https://fb.me/e/2qEoWHK8h Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
27:15
January 5, 2021
2020 Episodes Recap
On today’s episode, go behind the scenes with Emily as she highlights some of her favorite takeaways and moments from the last 11 episodes. Emily also gives a sneak peek into what the future episodes entail for Otterly Mama. Thank you for listening and supporting her along this new journey. Don't forget to reach out if there is something on your mind that you'd like to learn more about or if you have a story to tell and think you'd be a good fit to be on Otterly Mama.  Thank you to all the amazing guests that agreed to be on my show, this podcast would be be the same without you!!! This show wouldn't be the same without you! SO LONG 2020! See you next year!  Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
21:54
December 29, 2020
Going with the Flow with Nikki Goble
In this weeks episode, Emily interviews Nikki Goble, mother and step-mother to seven children ages 9 months old to 26 years old. She’s a bad ass mama bear that’s risking her own life to help educate children and look out for the best interests of her own kids. She’s taking it one day at a time and finding balance while parenting teenagers and a 9 month old during this socially isolating time. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how she’s embracing the changes at work as well as supporting her teenagers as they navigate high school and playing sports during a pandemic. Thank you Nikki, for continuing to help educate our children during this unprecedented time.  Music By: Jason Kozel Disclaimer: this episode only talks about our opinions if you are going to receive or not receive the coronavirus vaccine. Before you make any decisions, please talk to your health care provider about what is best for you. Want some more information about the new Covid-19 vaccine? https://www.npr.org/2020/11/23/938003401/explaining-the-science-behind-an-mrna-vaccine-for-covid-19 https://www.npr.org/2020/12/11/945196602/pregnant-people-havent-been-part-of-vaccine-trials-should-they-get-the-vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html Teachers, support staff and day care workers may be next in line to get the vaccine after those older than 74 years old but the guidelines are up to the discretion of the states: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/20/covid-19-vaccine-police-firefighters-teachers-could-next-line/3982963001/ Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or email emily@otterlymama.com
30:12
December 22, 2020
Silver Linings with Erin Walsh
On today’s episode, Emily interviews Erin Walsh RNC-OB, who works on a labor and delivery floor at one of the top ten hospitals in the country. She’s kicking ass as a nurse and putting others lives before her own because that’s what nurses do. Erin’s doing her best to stay true to herself and fill up her cup on her days off. She’s doing her part by taking excellent care of pregnant individuals and trying to keep things upbeat despite the current pandemic. Erin’s relishing in the small silver linings she’s finding in a world stricken with social isolation, anxiety. and strict hospital policies.  Listen to this weeks episode to learn the insider scoop about delivering in a busy hospital from the perspective of a bomb ass labor and delivery nurse. Thank you, Erin for everything you do! Disclaimer: This episode only talks about our opinions if you are going to receive or not receive the coronavirus vaccine. Before you make any decisions, please talk to your health care provider about what is best for you and your family. Want more information about the COVID-19 vaccine? https://www.npr.org/2020/11/23/938003401/explaining-the-science-behind-an-mrna-vaccine-for-covid-19  https://www.npr.org/2020/12/11/945196602/pregnant-people-havent-been-part-of-vaccine-trials-should-they-get-the-vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
32:28
December 15, 2020
Pandemic Bump Life with Brigette Miland
On today’s episode Emily interviews Brigette Miland, a first time mom who is due any day now with her baby girl. She is anxious and uneasy about several things but being pregnant during a pandemic does not seem to phase her. She’s keeping a positive attitude and looking forward to holding her little one in her arms, hopefully in a few short days. She is currently passed her due date and patiently waiting for her little one to arrive whenever she decides. Hopefully she delivers in the next couple of days to set her mind at ease. If you’re pregnant like Brigette, learn some tips that have helped her stay grounded and keeping her eye on the prize, D-Day or delivery day! Listen to toady’s episode to find out how to plan a successful, socially distanced baby shower and where to look for support to keep you going as a new mom. Music By: Jason Kozel Say hello to Brigette via instagram: @brigettemiland - www.instagram.com/brigettemiland/ Episode Mentions: Hop on this site to see what the new FMLA law looks like for Washington State residents: https://paidleave.wa.gov/find-out-how-paid-leave-works/ Other states really need to get on board to establish a standard paid FMLA for women and their partners If you’re local to the Austin, Texas Area- check out Partners in Parenting (PIPs) for hyper local new parent support groups https://www.pipaustin.org Check out the original organization that started in Seattle, Washington and has branched out to various cities to support new families in multiple locations: https://www.peps.org/collaborations/peps-network Emily mentions a small business that made her heavy duty mask and beautiful clothing as well, Bartle B: Find Bartle B on Intsagram @bartleb https://www.instagram.com/bartle.b/ Bartle B’s site: https://www.bartle-b.com Support small businesses! Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
35:46
December 8, 2020
My Bad New Coworkers, My Kids Featuring Alex Boecke and Kelly Sullivan
On this Week’s episode, Emily interviews two moms, Kelly Sullivan and Alex Boecke that are working full time and managing their kids daily schedules. Listen to this week’s episode to see how these moms are coping, what they’ve learned over the last several months and how they are still managing to be bad ass career women while working from home. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
31:05
December 1, 2020
Stories to Keep You Sane in a Pandemic
On this week’s episode, Emily tells tales of how people are coping or not through pandemic life. Emily shares some stories about what's happening in her life and how she's attempting to stay sane through the maddening mononity of self quartining. Reach out to Emily if you're feeling it too, we're in this together, Mama.  Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
18:05
November 24, 2020
I am a Person, Not a Number!
In this week's episode, Emily dives into strategies to find the right health care provider. Not all providers will be a good fit, so take some time to research and find out the best ones that work for you and your family. Listen to this week's episode to see what she recommends and see what worked and has not worked for her. Music By: Jason Kozel Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
24:57
November 17, 2020
The Greater the Risk, the Greater the Reward with April Smith
On this Week’s episode, Emily chats with a local mom, doctoral student, entrepreneur, and Obstetric Physical Therapist, April Smith. Learn about her passion for helping mama’s through pregnancy and after birth. Even though April is a busy woman, she is still going after her dreams of owning her own business. Listen to the episode to learn from a regular mama like you, who’s going for it, one step at a time! Music By: Jason Kozel Links: Natural Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center https://www.naturalbeginningsnc.com April’s 5K Run with GALS (Giving Austin Labor Support) December 10th-13th https://givingaustinlaborsupport.z2systems.com/np/clients/givingaustinlaborsupport/campaign.jsp?campaign=9&fundraiser=1523& April’s Facebook Page- Empowered PT Birth https://www.facebook.com/AprilSmith.empoweredptbirth April’s Website- Empowered PT Birth https://www.empoweredptbirth.com/?fbclid=IwAR3tVkHnmNugmdM1JbpmOvTq0vviC6EtdoIk8yrtE5SuQ6WmLaIMIBnenJk Lady Bird PT https://www.ladybirdpt.com Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/ Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/ Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
51:28
November 10, 2020
Coping & COVID featuring Korah Hoffman
Music by: Jason Kozel On this week’s episode Emily chats with Korah Hoffman who is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) and has her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA). Korah gives us advice on how to make it through this pandemic and maintain our sanity. She provides several options for us to do now if we don’t have the resources, time or commitment to seek out a mental health professional for help. This episode is not a replacement for medical advice. Always consult with your medical or mental health provider about your mental health and how you’re feeling. If you or someone you know needs help or states they are having suicidal thoughts please seek help immediately by calling the suicide prevention hotline. 1-800-273-8255. Links from this week’s episode: Korah mentioned some of her love languages in this episode. Do you know your love language? Find out: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/  You can put a password on your notes application on your apple products to keep a secure journal: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205794 Flourish www.flourishhumanity.com Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening or share this week’s episode with a friend! Instagram: @otterlymama - https://www.instagram.com/otterlymama/  Facebook: Otterly Mama - https://www.facebook.com/OtterlyMama/  Twitter: @otterlymama - https://twitter.com/otterlymama  Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
36:26
November 3, 2020
Vote, Mama. Vote!
Join me, Emily, in my third episode of Otterly Mama as I dig into voting in our current tumultuous climate. I’ll try my best to keep my political views at bay in order to bring us together as women and as voters rather than continue the political divide. Listen as I interview three moms who have already voted and learn about their voting experiences this year. Did you think I was going to give you all the juicy details of my epsiode here? No, Mama, I know you’re busy but you have to listen to hear everything. Links from the episode: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/news/2020/08/18/489651/100-years-19th-amendment-fight-womens-suffrage-continues/ https://www.usa.gov/who-can-vote https://thefulcrum.us/amp/same-day-registration-2648207290 Free babysitting at select voting polls in Austin, Texas with Babysitting Connection: https://babysittingconnection.com/vote Politisit is an organization that pays other businesses to watch your children: https://www.politisit.org/voting Free transportation to voting polls provided by: https://rideshare2vote.com Learn about your state’s laws for voting: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/how-to-vote-2020/ Hyper local resource to reach out to neighbors for babysitting and transportation help: https://buynothingproject.org Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening! Instagram: @otterlymama Facebook: Otterly Mama Twitter: @otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com www.otterlymama.com 
53:52
October 27, 2020
Moming Through the Pandemic
Join me, Emily, in my second episode of Otterly Mama as I dive into the current pandemic and how we as Mamas can get through it. I’ll tell you about my experience as the state of Texas shutdown and give you some things to think about to help you get through this crazy time. Did you think I was going to give you all the juicy details of my epsiode here? No, Mama, I know you’re busy but you have to listen to the episode to get the rest of the details.  Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening! Instagram: @otterlymama Facebook: Otterly Mama Twitter: @otterlymama Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via my email emily@otterlymama.com Are you a bad ass mama with a story that you're dying to tell or are you an expert in women's health or an expert in anything mama? Contact me and let's see if you're a good fit to be a guest on Otterly Mama. Share your story or expertise with fellow mamas. Sharing is caring!  As Promised Links Referenced in Episode 2 : Where did I find that used fridge you ask? An app or website that allows you to get to know your neighbors virtually and also buy used items from them. https://nextdoor.com Buy Nothing Group- just as it sounds, a place to get or give used items for free from your neighbors. https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ Picture of a pool noodle door hack to prevent little fingers from being shut in the door-https://www.cleaneatingwithkids.com/30-mom-hacks-really-wish-known-yesterday/pool-noodle-door-stopper/ The link to the resilience quote by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/resilience/ Children and coronavirus research referenced by Harvard Health Publishing: Harvard Medical School https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-outbreak-and-kids
31:51
October 20, 2020
From Trauma to Podcast
Join me, Emily, in my inaugural Otterly Mama episode and get to know me and why I’m starting this new podcasting endeavor. I’ll take you down memory lane to tell my story and hopefully you’ll stick around for future episodes. ***Disclaimer: this episode is not suitable for young ears*** Are you ready to buckle up and hold on tight with me as we climb this stroller-coaster ride of mama-hood? Join me weekly and let’s get through this together! Please subscribe! Not ready to subscribe? No big deal! Say hello on one of my social feeds so I can thank you for listening! Instagram: @otterlymama  Facebook: Otterly Mama  Twitter: @otterlymama  Do you want to hear a specific topic in an episode? Contact me via my social feeds above or via email emily@otterlymama.com
23:11
October 13, 2020
Otterly Mama Trailer
Otterly Mama, a podcast about all things Mama, is coming to listeners like you on October 13th, 2020. Subscribe now! 
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October 6, 2020