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Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Location:

Germany

Description:

Megan and Hanna, a new mom and a mom-to be (at some point), one from the U.S., one from Germany, explore the manifold questions they and others have about all things around having children.

Language:

English


Episodes

#029 Am I ____ enough?

9/23/2021
All moms are obsessed with their babies and hate to leave them for even a second, right?? Turns out, no. Megan shares her experience navigating the gap between the narrative around being a mom and her experience of motherhood. There's a million different versions of this gap, and they can all make us feel alone. Say it with me: We are enough, we are good parents, and we love our babies!! *The reticular activating system is the word Hanna was looking for when speaking about the...

Duration:00:28:38

#028 Meta communication - Learning to understand each other.

9/8/2021
Relationships are complicated and beautiful and take work as they evolve and change. This week, we go over some of what came up while discussing grandparenting, namely meta communication! How do we talk about how we communicate and what we mean by the words we choose. What do our choices communicate to others and how can we navigate parenting around the people close to us when it feels like we’re speaking different languages? Subtitles available on YouTube. Website:...

Duration:00:32:09

#027 Grandparenting - Wearing new shoes.

9/8/2021
Megan and her mom discuss what it’s like taking on new roles. Beth shares her experience of grandparent-ing and we talk about understanding your own and others’ needs and limits. Taking on the role of a grandparent is “like wearing new shoes in a familiar place.” This and many more kernels of wisdom coming your way in this episode. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email:...

Duration:00:51:16

#026 We're back! - Summer travels, studies and new beginnings.

9/2/2021
Well, this episode turned out to be a perfect representation of us and this podcast. :D Tune in to get the cliff notes on our past few months and a behind the scenes of producing this podcast. Here's to Season 2! Hanna's exciting new endeavor: Website: https://amanas.love Instagram: @amanas.love foot note: MonthS long course. Plural. It was a very extensive course. (The Human Design Studies) I felt the need to make that clear. H Subtitles available on YouTube. Website:...

Duration:00:14:01

Season 2 - Trailer - Hey Mama, I have questions. - Pregnancy & Parenting Podcast

8/25/2021
We're excited to be back with Season 2 of our pregnancy and parenting podcast on September 2nd 2021! In this second season, we will have many interesting and inspiring guests for you! See you on September 2nd! Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw

Duration:00:01:59

#025 Hitting the road. - Baby tour 2021!

7/8/2021
Planes, trains and automobiles! Megan is going all over the place this summer and talks through the mental gymnastics of preparing to travel with a baby. What do you take? Will they sleep? It's gonna be an adventure. And we announce a break! Hey Mama I have questions is going on a hiatus until we launch Season 2 in September! Come back Thursday, September 2nd for a whole new season! We'll have interviews, we'll have great chats, we'll have toddler stories - it's gonna be great and we'll see...

Duration:00:19:51

#024 Boundaries, preferences, and hard conversations.

7/1/2021
It's hard to have hard conversations. In this episode, we talk about how it's still hard to navigate relationships with your children's grandparents even when they're wonderful! How do we set boundaries and strike a balance? How do we stand up for ourselves and our child without pushing away the people we love and want to embrace in our wider family? If you've figured it out - let us know!! Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:29:01

#023 Let them wear pink! - Boys as babies and the stories we tell.

6/24/2021
We talk about how toxic masculinity is more than a buzz word today - it's emotional. We wade through the small and pervasive pieces of socialization that create a value filter through which we see even tiny adorable babies, and how we try as parents and just generally to work against our instincts and stop perpetuating that s***. And also about how Megan is dyeing shirts. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email:...

Duration:00:33:02

#022 When to have a baby? - Heart vs brain decisions.

6/17/2021
Hanna brings us her dilemma today. She wants to throw the plans out the window and have a baby NOW. We talk planning vs winging it and trusting your instincts. We talk about the many reasons not to have a baby, give advice no one should follow, and contradict ourselves a bunch in an effort to figure out what she should do! Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:23:16

#021 Give yourself a hug. - Emotion coaching debrief!

6/15/2021
We needed a minute to process last week's conversation on emotion coaching this week (if you haven't listened - do it! It's an awesome conversation with an ECE veteran!) We talk about how we use it with children and with adults - even ourselves, and talk about respecting our own emotions and setting boundaries with our children. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:26:28

#020 All the feelings!! - Beth Frook on emotion coaching ourselves and our children.

6/3/2021
Beth Frook joins us this week! She is an early childhood educator, teacher trainer, and parent coach. (And by an amazing stroke of luck, also Megan's mom!) She shares beautiful insights into emotion coaching and drops some serious knowledge and resources for parenting in all of our ears. We get deep into the real work of emotion coaching - dealing with our own emotional reality as parents. (Buckle in!) Emotion Coaching course by Drs. John and Julie Gottman...

Duration:01:01:24

#019 We're bored of ourselves. - A personal update.

5/28/2021
Well, we're a mess this week, and instead of trying to force it we're just popping in your feed to say hello and catch you up on a few life things. We talk the search for mom-friends, our hopes for interviews coming up, human design, and how the good stuff is still good even if it doesn't make the hard stuff easier. Subtitles available on YouTube. Website: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube:...

Duration:00:22:42

#018 Sustainability with babies - I'm overwhelmed

5/21/2021
Disclaimer: I advise to not use ear phones for this episode. (Sorry) (There are some spikes in the microphone once in a while. I edited as best I could, but couldn't get rid of all of them without losing context. So please, listen to this one on speaker, as to protect your ear drums. Love, Hanna.) Megan and Hanna talk "reduce, reuse, recycle" around babies and how we attempt to navigate the mental load of parenting sustainably, and feeling like we're not doing enough. It can be such an...

Duration:00:41:33

#017 Childcare, parental leave and gender roles... - This s**t is complicated.

5/13/2021
Hanna and Megan are back together! They talk navigating the beautiful world of balancing work and babies, and sharing the mental load of raising a child with a partner. They explore the gendered expectations around the emotional labor of parenting and how we sometimes just have to let go and get out of our partners' way. Go to minute 4:45 if you want to skip out chat. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email:...

Duration:00:52:17

#016 Pre Baby Bucket List - Interview with Janine

5/6/2021
In this episode, Hanna and her guest Janine talk about their plans and wishes of what they want to do before getting pregnant. Janine also talks about her fears surrounding pregnancy and parenting and about her unique relationship to her foster-child. Janine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janinekolumna/ Hanna's 28-Day Cleanse: https://hannacharlottestein.com/28-tage-detox/ Side Note for the Cleanse: We do eat food during the whole cleanse. As much as you want! ;) Webseite:...

Duration:00:59:53

#015 Do you really need to iron your clothes? - Taking a step back.

4/29/2021
Life happened and we needed to pause recording for a second. Hanna shares her thoughts on how important it is to reflect on the things we do once in a while and take some things off our to-do lists. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTYyGb4RZ4Y0AMauCJOeZw

Duration:00:14:20

#014 Covering ALL the bases - Pre-baby conversations

4/22/2021
There is just so much ground to cover before you add a human to your household! Hanna and Megan react to Melissa Medjuck's list of conversations to have before having a baby. They talk about expressing your needs around shared responsibilities, finances, sex, (so you know, nothing too serious.. woof) and how important it is to have ongoing conversations between co-parents. This is the post we refer to: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNGc5K_nA_B/?igshid=1vumvnfwgkmah (@gottmaninstitute April...

Duration:01:21:10

#013 I am a magical food machine - Nursing and milk supply

4/15/2021
Megan talks about her breastfeeding journey and Hanna talks donation plans. We share pumping reviews and talk about latching, nipple shields, low waste milk storage and the glorious Haakaa! If you want to skip our chat and get right to the topic, go to minute 2:48. Disclaimer: We both say moms/mothers a few times, instead of breastfeeding people/breastfeeding parent/birthing person/... We are so sorry about that and herewith apologize! We strive to be inclusive and are still learning what...

Duration:01:21:10

#012 Postpartum part two - It’s not all doom and gloom over here

4/8/2021
More about Megan's postpartum experience! All about the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic, about finding your voice through having to advocate for your baby, community support, intimate time after birth and so much more. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.

Duration:01:11:07

#011 Postpartum part one - aka a fan letter to Megan's mom

4/1/2021
In this episode Megan talks about losing sense of time, lack of sleep, learning to breastfeed, healing from birth, bonding and how quarantine affected her postpartum. And about the amazing support from her mom - hence the title. Webseite: https://heymamaihavequestions.com Instagram: @heymamaihavequestions Email: heymama@heymamaihavequestions.com YouTube: Hey Mama, I have questions.

Duration:00:55:42