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Episode 20: Season One Wrap Up + Friendship Goals for 2019

Join us as we wrap up Season 1 of I Like Your Mom Bun! We dish about our favorite episodes, our least and celebrate our most popular episodes. We chat about who we’d love to have on the show for next season, then look ahead to 2019 and talk about our friendship goals for the new year.


Episode 19: 6 Signs It's Time to Let Go of a Friendship

In this episode we are looking into a few signs that it may be time to let a friendship go. Sometimes friendships can be holding us back from the friends we are really looking for. Or from they joy friendships should bring to your life. This episode will help you evaluate the your friendships and empower you to seek relationships that add value to your life. SUMMARY Nicole shares the #1 thing that turns her off from a friendship We discuss how negativity effects other aspects of our lives...


Episode 17: Playdate Etiquette: What You Need to Know Before You Go

You've been invited to your first play date—hooray! What do you do and how do you turn a playdate for your little ones into a mom friendship for you. In this episode, Mandy and Nicole go in depth on the dos and don'ts of attending a playdate with your little one. Summary Mandy + Nicole share updates on their hunts for new mom friends. Mandy remanences on some of the creative playdates she has attended at Nicole’s house. We share rule #1 of playdates—you do not want to mess this one...


Episode 18: How to Host the Perfect Playdate

If there is one thing Nicole + Mandy love doing, it’s hosting playdates. In today’s episode we are sharing our secrets for hosting a successful playdate in your home. From preparing to making it enjoyable, we are sharing our best tips and tricks. The Highlight Reel Mandy shares her 15 minute pre-playdate cleanup. Nicole shares her trick for making toy sharing easier on playdates. Mandy + Nicole remanence about some memorable playdates they have attended and hosted. We discuss the...


Episode 16: First Impressions

Do first impressions really matter when it comes to making mom friends? In this episodes Nicole and Mandy are sharing their thoughts on the impact a first impression can have. They share some common mistakes you might be making that can affect the first impression you are leaving on others and tips for hitting that friendship off from the start. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL We discuss how long it can take to change your initial first impression. Mandy + Nicole share their thoughts on the first time...


Episode 15: 5 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Mom Friends

In this episode we discuss 5 of the most common reasons moms struggle with finding mom friends. From insecurities to demeanor, we’re tackling it all. If you’ve been searching for your momma tribe, we hope this episode will inspire you to try a few different approaches to seek those friendships. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL We chat about some common insecurities that keeps us from finding the friends we are looking for. Nicole discusses how your body language and demeanor can play an impact on...


Episode 14: Where to Find Mom Friends

In this much requested episode, we’re sharing our list of awesome places to find mom friends. Inspired by a listener’s message to us, where covering all of our ideas for finding mom friends—from the obvious to the unexpected. By the end of the episode, you will be armed with ideas on where to find the friend you have been looking for. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL We share a message from a listener that brought us to tears. Nicole dives into some of her favorite organized activities to participate...


Episode 13: Everything You Need To Know About Mom Groups with Amy Davieau

In this episode, we are welcoming Amy Davieau on our show. Amy is the founder of a moms group called Where Mom & Work Meet. We are diving into a conversation around where to find mom groups, how to start your own, the benefits of being in mom groups and so much more. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Nicole shares her recent mom friend wins. Mandy shares her embarrassing experience joining a new mom group. Amy fills us in on the inspiration behind creating Where Mom & Work Meet. We discuss the topic...


Episode 12: Dos & Don'ts for Meeting a Social Media Friends in Real Life

In this episode, Nicole + Mandy are sharing their experiences, successes and tips for turning a social media friends into a real life friend. If you’ve ever wished you and a social media friend were BFF’s in real life—you won’t want to miss this episode! THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Mandy shares her process of planting seeds for an in-person friendship. Nicole + Mandy share a few safety tips they have learned as they meet social media friends in person. We tackle the topic of how to ask a social...


Episode 11: Mom's Night Out 101

In this episode we are sharing everything you need to know about planning a mom's night out. From who to invite, what to do, where to host, and what to talk about--we've got you covered for some self-care with your favorite mommas! THE HIGHLIGHT REEL First dates with kids or without kids? We're tackling this question! Sharing our experiences with our most recent mom's night outs. Mandy + Nicole share their 5 favorite activities and locations for mom's night outs. Using Facebook Events...


Episode 10: How to Open Yourself Up to New Friendships

This week we are excited to dive into our first listener comment! A listener we have nicknamed "K" reached out about some of her experience making mom friends in her town. She inspired us to have a conversation about how to make yourself open to new friendships. We share our best tips for being approachable and the best ways to foster friendships when other moms seek you out. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Nicole talks about what it is like to be on the receiving end of a mom seeking a friend. Mandy...


Episode 9: Fitting in Friendships as a Working Mom With Dr. Shelly

Finding friends and time for friendships can be difficult as a working mom. In this episode we are welcoming Shelly From Doctor Mommy, MD onto the show to share her experiences. From mom guilt to crazy work schedules she's filling us in on the importance of friendships in her life, advice for other moms who work outside of the home, how she met her tribe, and how she makes time for cultivating these relationships. This is an episode you won't want to miss! THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Shelly shares...


Episode 8: Breaking The Ice

Getting the conversation started with someone you don't know can be a tricky (and intimidating!) thing to do. Whether it's a mom you've seen around at school drop off and want to get to know - or someone you just saw for the first time at the park, we're giving you all our secrets for breaking the ice to start paving the way towards a future friendship. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Mandy & Nicole share their favorite conversation starters for breaking the ice at school drop off. We discuss our...


Episode 7: 7 Friends That Every Mom Needs

A variety of different friends can help you create the supportive momma tribe you need. Mandy and Nicole are deep diving into the seven types of mom friends that they feel are important to have. From the adventurous mom to the friend without kids, and everything in between, this episode will leave you pondering what type of friends you should be looking for. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL We share our thoughts on the importance of a friend with a little one the same age as yours. Nicole gives us...


Episode 6: Making Time for Friends When Your Schedule is Crazy

As moms our schedules are crazy, so we often have to get creative when it comes to making time for the things that matter - like friendships. In this episode, Mandy & Nicole talk about their favorite ways to make time for friends and keeping friendships alive and well during these hectic days of motherhood. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL We chat about how we use technology to keep in touch even when we may not see our friends for months at a time. To chat on the phone or to not chat on the phone? We...


Episode 5: Finding Your Tribe though a Preschool Co-op

A preschool co-op is a great tool for finding a tribe of mommas with kids similar in age to your own. After participating in a wildly successful, mom-run preschool co-op for over 2 years, Mandy and Nicole are spilling the beans on what made it so successful and how you can start your own. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Nicole discusses the differences between a preschool co-op and a regular preschool. We share tips on what made our preschool co-op so successful. Mandy talks about the best age for...


Episode 4: Making Mom Friends as an Expat with Hannah Kelley

Meet Hannah. A mom, a wife and an American living her first years of motherhood in Japan. In this episode we will deep dive into the similarities and differences of finding your tribe when you're hundreds (or thousands) of miles away from family and friends. THE HIGHLIGHT REEL Hanna tells what brought her to Japan and a little about life there with her family We chat about the struggles of making mom friends at home and abroad We discuss the role of social media when keeping in touch...


Episode 3: Cultivating Friendships in Your Neighborhood with Jenn Krenn

Having great friends just a few doors down is every moms dream. Friends in your neighborhood means last minute play dates, company for the simplest daily tasks and someone to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. In this episode we are chatting with Jenn Krenn - she gives all her insider tips on how she found her tribe right on her street! The Highlight Reel Jenn talks about the perks of having friends living so close to her. We discuss using social media to connect with moms in your...


Episode 2: Five Ways to Take Hopeful Friendships to the Next Level

In this episode we tackle one of the most asked questions--how to turn acquaintances into friends. We are spilling the beans on 5 actionable ways to turn those hellos at the park or mommy-and-me class into fulfilling friendships. The Highlight Reel Mandy talks about making friends after her cross country move. Nicole dishes her secrets on how to ask a mom for her phone number. How to make those first in home playdates a success. We share simple ideas for acts of kindness to deepen your...


Episode 1: Welcome To I Like Your Mom Bun!

In this first episode of I Like Your Mom Bun you’ll get to meet us, Mandy & Nicole. We will fill you in on things like our families, our biggest mom crushes, how we met and just how this little podcast came about! The Highlight Reel Mandy talks about her husband and 2 kids and where their big move will be Nicole introduces herself and her family The inside scoop on how Mandy and Nicole met We dish about our biggest mom crushes A peek into how I Like Your Mom Bun got started Links &...