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Why Moms are Stressed at the Holidays

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you are preparing for your upcoming holiday season with minimum stress, but who's kidding, right?! The holiday season always seems to bring extra stress to us all, especially moms. In this episode, we navigate through the different stresses moms feel during this time of year as well as hope you can cope or even change some of the stress in your life. We also have a very tasty and seasonal beverage. We hope our honesty and tips are helpful to you all, so you...


Mom…I’m bored!

As moms (or parents), we have been there when we think our children are entertaining themselves well enough and then... "Mom, I'm bored!" You may think, "Now what?", "Figure it out", or completely ignore them, maybe? This week, we discuss why children feel bored, why it can be a good thing for them, and how and when you should help them handle it. We have a yummy seasonal beverage in this episode, so grab a drink and let us help guide you through the rolled eyes, sluggish faces, and sad...


Parent Hacks

You've probably had that moment when you're in the middle of a chore or helping your kids with a project and thought "there has to be an easier way!" We completely understand, so we are discussing some parent hacks you or us may not have ever heard but definitely want to consider. As always, we have our random stuff from the internet (Ross has a twin!) and a tasty beverage to enjoy. So grab your headphones, relax, and have a pad and pen handy to write down some of these ideas. Show links: 27...


Interview with Shauna Armitage (

Hey y'all! Today we have a wonderful interview with Shauna Armitage! Shauna started her professional career as a copywriter and quickly discovered her real passion was for uncovering innovative strategies that would help the companies she worked with grow. She took the dive into marketing as a project manager and founded Making Moxie, LLC a few years later. Additionally, she is the mother of 3 (soon to be four) great kids and is a military spouse. Shauna Armitage/Making Moxie, LLC...


Mom Ghost Stories

Happy Friday! In honor of Halloween this week, we are sharing ghost stories that involve moms (of course). Sarah, naturally, gives us a background on ghost stories, and Pamela shares classic ghost stories from the eastern North Carolina region. Our stories are quite creepy but hopefully a little alcohol will make us all brave! Show links: A Brief History of Ghost Stories True Ghost Story: Mother’s Helper Nun Chunks Where are you my son? Portrait of Theodosia Burr Rum Keg Girl Random stuff:...


Mom Crimes

We're coming up on Halloween, so we decided we could divulge into our love of true crime and cover crimes mothers have committed for their children or with their children. We cover the cases of Kimberly Cunningham and Ma Barker and the Barker-Karpis Gang. There are some laughs, intrigue, and a few gasps! So grab a cold one and enjoy these stories we will share with you. Disclaimer: listener discretion is advised since we are discussing topics of violent crimes in this episode. Show links:...


Family Leave

Happy Friday y'all! This week we have another "soap box" topic. We are discussing maternity/paternity leave, but we are calling it family leave. We share the research we have done on the benefits of having adequate leave while recovering from having a baby, settling in with life with a newborn, as well as if you are taking leave to take care of a sick relative. We break down the statistics, what companies out there have outstanding medical leave, and discuss somewhat shocking information...


Sarah and Pamela Shoot the S***

Happy Friday morning! We have a special episode for you today. This episode is what happens when Sarah and Pamela start drinking BEFORE they start recording. We attempt to do the episode introduction in a multitude of styles before launching into stories about horrible doctors, accidentally teaching our children to swear, and our love of cats. We may also be the first people in history to drunkenly discuss the merits of the Oxford comma! And guinea pig noises. Lots of guinea pig noises!


Interview with Dr. Pragya Agarwal (Raising Creative Kids)

This week, Sarah interviewed Dr. Pragya Agarwal about the importance of raising creative children. Pragya is a Creative Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Founder of Hedge & Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin, and is a campaigner for creativity and mental health. She has extensive experience running workshops and delivering lectures on the value of creativity to drive innovation, encourage resilience, and develop critical decision-making skills. Pragya is also an acclaimed author, a contributor for Forbes...


Children’s Movies from the 1990’s

This week we are wrapping up our mini-series of favorite children's movies (for now). As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970's, there are so many children's movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies. This week is children's movies from the 1990's. Sarah takes over this episode since this is her decade for her childhood movies. We have a lot of different opinions about the movies she lists, especially...


Interview with Jennifer Moss (The Baby Names Podcast)

We're back after having a short break. We have another wonderful guest on this week's episode. Sarah and Pamela had the pleasure of interviewing baby name expert, Jennifer Moss! Jennifer is the founder and CEO of, and author of The One-In-A-Million Baby Names Book and The Baby Names Workbook. With the help of her website, she has helped tens of thousands of expecting parents choose the perfect name for their babies. And finally, she’s the co-host of The Baby Names Podcast along...


Children’s Movies from the 1980’s

This week we are continuing our mini-series of favorite children's movies. As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970's, there are so many children's movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies. This week is children's movies from the 1980's. Pamela was a child of the 80's, so she breaks down all over her favorites, by genre and tells us who were her childhood crushes! We get silly again with our random...


How Having Children Changes Your Marriage

We all hear how a baby changes everything, but no one realizes it until they have a newborn and there is a new dynamic in your household. Priorities shift, communication changes, and well...your marriage has changed. It isn't always in a bad way either. This episode Sarah and Pamela break down how having children changes things in your marriage. Some of it is good and some of it is...not so great. We discuss this touchy subject with a whole lot of laughs and alcohol, of course. And also...


Interview with Ashley Koff from Take Out with Ashley and Robyn Podcast

We have a special guest for this week's episode, Ashley Koff! Ashley is an award-winning nutrition expert and advocate with over 20 year’s experience as a dietician and educator for healthcare providers. She has developed and optimized better nutrition tools to help patients and practitioners get the best results from their nutrition. She's also an author "Mom Energy", the CEO of The Better Nutrition Program, and co-host of the “Take Out with Ashley and Robyn Podcast.” The Better Nutrition...


Favorite Children’s Movies – 1970’s

This week we are starting a mini-series of favorite children's movies. There are so many children's movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies. Even though the 1970's was before our time, these movies are still classics that are solid children's movies we recommend for your families. We also get a little silly with our random stuff from the internet and enjoy our beverage a little too much! Show links: What are “Children’s Movies”?...


Pregnancy Misconceptions in TV and Movies

Have you ever watched an episode of your favorite show and think "hmmm, that baby is a little too big to be a newborn?" Or how about rolling your eyes over some misinformation about pregnancy in a movie? Well Sarah and Pamela have a blast dissecting how both television and movies commonly misrepresent pregnancy and birth. They even discuss some movies and television that got it right...mostly. As always, Pamela has her random stuff from the internet and they share a new yummy drink. Maybe a...


Endless Chores

Laundry, the NEW neverending story...or maybe it's the dishes or organizing your closet, whatever the household chore may be, you probably dread doing it. Sarah and Pamela discuss the most dreaded household chores and what it could possibly say about your personality and how to get around avoiding the housework altogether. Pamela also shares some research studies that may have been a total waste of time. Have a good listen and laugh and hopefully you can relate. Show links: 8 dumbest...


Interview with Sarah’s Mom

This is a special Motherhood on Tap episode with a special guest. Sarah interviewed her mom, Connie Kincius Griner, to gain some insights what her life was like when she was a working mom. Her mom kindly shares some stories with us. Key topics Sarah discusses with her mom: Motherhood: Expectations vs. Reality Most memorable stories from early motherhood Items she wished were around when her children were little Being a parent vs. being a grandparent Her professional life as a practicing...


Pregnancy Discrimination – Part 2

In Part 2 of this discussion, Sarah and Pamela discuss some personal experiences we have had regarding pregnancy discrimination and the New York Times article that started this whole conversation between us. Full disclosure...we are on fire for this topic! So grab a drink and see if you agree. Show links: NY Times article CNN story on Walmart employee U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination When bosses discriminate EEOC Enforcement Guideline...


Pregnancy Discrimination – Part 1

We're back...and taking on another important issue, pregnancy discrimination. In Part 1 of this discussion, Sarah and Pamela break down what pregnancy discrimination is, what rights pregnant women have in the United States, and what we all can do if we observe any potential discrimination. In Part 2, we discuss some personal experiences we have had and the New York Times article that started this whole conversation between us. Full disclosure...we are on fire for this topic! So grab a drink...