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Episode 19: Learning how to ask for help

8/30/2018
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Kate & Liz open up about asking for help when they need it most. We talk about how hard it is TO ask for help, but also the benefit of opening ourselves up to the possibility of getting help. Listen as we share how we have learned to be both on the receiving end and giving end of help. Links mentioned in the episode: Honest Discussion: How to keep an even keel. Struggling with Anxiety - Blog Post Mindset Link Sarah Argenal’s tips for setting boundaries - Episode 03 Five Languages...

Duration:00:21:47

EP19: Learning how to ask for help and not feel incompetent

8/27/2018
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Kate & Liz open up about asking for help when they need it most. We talk about how hard it is TO ask for help, but also the benefit of opening ourselves up to the possibility of getting help. Listen as we share how we have learned to be both on the receiving end and giving end of help. Links mentioned in the episode: Honest Discussion: How to keep an even keel. Struggling with Anxiety - Blog Post Mindset Link Sarah Argenal’s tips for setting boundaries - Episode 03 Five Languages of...

Duration:00:21:47

EP18: Gearing up for school and the change in routine

8/23/2018
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Kate & Liz talk about heading back to school after summer. We discuss the change back into full time school routine and how we are gearing OURSELVES up for it. Listen as we share how we’ve managed heading back to school in the past, and what we are doing to prepare. Links mentioned in the episode: Liza Tremblay’s and her calendars - Episode 09 Battling Summertime Boredom - Episode 13 Carrie Sharpe and motivating her children to help with chores - Episode 07 MORE FROM MOM...

Duration:00:19:10

EP17: Making Mom Friends, bridging the gap between polite greetings to actual conversations

8/16/2018
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Kate & Liz talk mom friends this week. How do you find them? How do you make them? Do you even need them? This episode we share our vulnerabilities (and awkward pick up lines reserved for the playground) and insecurities when it comes to making the quintessential “mom friend.” Listen as we share what has worked for us in connecting with other moms. Links mentioned in the episode: Matrescence: New York Times: Alexandra Sacks Liza Tremblay: Put your Mascara on and drink a Redbull -...

Duration:00:16:28

EP16: Reinstating "family time" in a "busy is better" world

8/9/2018
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Kate & Liz slow things down this week and discuss how they keep family time in the forefront in this world of “busy is better”. It can be so hard to instill the value of family time when we are pulled in many directions, but we are *trying* to do it as much as we can. Listen as we share how we are incorporating more family time in our busy lives. Links mentioned in the episode: Episode 13: Battling Boredom MORE FROM MOM DECONSTRUCTED: Support this podcast on Patreon. Leave a...

Duration:00:15:21

EP14: Raising Socially Aware Children

8/2/2018
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Kate & Liz discuss a BIG topic this week, one that we are still actively navigating with our young children: How do you raise socially aware children in this crazy, opinionated world of ours? We discuss how we are trying to expose our children to diversity and adversity, and teaching them to embrace and celebrate it. Listen as we share how we are *hoping* to raise kids that are socially aware: Links mentioned in the episode: Longest Shortest Time: How not to raise a racist. Wonder by...

Duration:00:14:39

EP14: Figuring out who you are once you have time to breathe

7/26/2018
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Kate & Liz discuss some struggles, triumphs, and insight into the burning question mom-question “Who am I?”. We discuss what it means to “find your identity” as as mom, how to find time for you when you are caring for others, and the importance of making space for you. Listen as we share insight in how we’ve navigated finding (more of) our identity once we became moms. Links mentioned in the episode: Matrescence: New York Times: Alexandra Sacks Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey...

Duration:00:15:22

EP13: : Battling Summertime Boredom with kids

7/19/2018
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Listen as we share some tactics on how we battle summertime boredom: Bored Jar Boredom is a GOOD thing Links mentioned in the episode: Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer: Quartz. Boredom Fosters Resilience in Children: Psychology Today. The Dangers of Distracted Parenting: The Atlantic Bowling Aloneby Robert Putnam MORE FROM MOM DECONSTRUCTED: Support this podcast on Patreon. Leave a review on ITunes here. Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Mom...

Duration:00:18:47

EP12: Part Time working Mom of 3, climbing out of the trenches - Kate Turza

7/12/2018
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Kate Turza is a mom of 3 beautiful, loud (in all ways), and loving children, wife of one supportive husband, animal mama to two cats and one giant dog. She lives on the East End of Long Island near her families. She works part-time as an office manager and side-hustle as a postpartum doulaand podcast co-host. In her"free" time, you can usually find her outside on a bike ride or jog with at least one of her kiddos. Listen as Kate shares how she: Quotables: “Taking care of yourself...

Duration:00:45:37

EP11: Mom of 3, finding simplicity & connection in our modern world with Liz Sanicola

7/5/2018
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Liz Sanicola of Mom in the Worksand the Mom Deconstructed Podcastis a wife, mom to three (plus 8 chickens, a dog, and a cat), writer, tech junkie, homesteader, budding permaculturist (is that a thing?!) and craver of simplicity. She and her husband are often asked how they “do it all”, but the reality is… they DON’T! She’s doing her best to keep life simple amidst the chaos of modern life. In the age of technology and the never ending list of "all the things", it seems that people have...

Duration:00:47:03

EP10: Deconstructing the Myth that dreaming of being a mom will make it happen.

6/28/2018
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This week we are deconstructing the myth that becoming parents is an easy decision. We are revisiting our conversation from last week with Liza Tremblay. If you missed it, go back and download episode 9. As a refresher, Liza is a mom of two, a restaurateur and food entrepreneur. While building their businesses, they struggled with infertility, but since have built a family and business life unique to them. Liz and Kate discuss: Resolve.org - How to support friends and family Huffington...

Duration:00:27:05

EP09: Mother of 2, still in the thick of it with Liza Tremblay

6/21/2018
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Liza Tremblay is the mother of Leo and Rosie and the owner of Bay Burger restaurant and Joe & Liza's Ice Cream, based in Sag Harbor, New York. Her and her husband, Joe, have owned and operated Bayburger and Joe and Liza’s Ice Cream for the last 11 years. When Liza isn’t working full-time or mothering her two children, you can find her going out to her weekly date with her husband or out to dinner with her friends. Listen as Liza shares how: Even though she’s been a mom for seven years...

Duration:00:38:21

EP08: Deconstructing the “Marriage gets easier with time” Myth

6/14/2018
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This week we are deconstructing our conversation from last week with Carrie Sharpe. Here’s that episode. Carrie is a mom of 5, who is navigating “older” children as her first child prepares to leave the nest. Liz and Kate discuss: Here’s more more about Carrie’s son (Maverick’s) birth & harrowing NICU journey. Quotables: “We all get stuck in a rut, we need to remember to re-evaluate.” - Kate “It is in those times of crisis that brings challenges and strengths to the forefront.” -...

Duration:00:18:55

EP07: Homeschooling, Mom of 5 with Carrie Sharpe

6/7/2018
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Carrie Sharpe is a Communication Consultant and Speaker and co-owner of He says, She says. A highly sought-after international speaker, Carrie develops courses and coaches clients on public speaking skills, interview skills, and other communication topics. She earned her degree in Political Science and Psychology from Lake Superior State University. Carrie is a Huffington Post Contributor and has been quoted in a variety of publications including LiveStrong, Business Insider, and Bustle....

Duration:00:44:49

EP06: Deconstructing the Myth that “Practice makes perfect”

5/31/2018
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This week we are deconstructing our conversation from last week with Sasha Gray. Here’s that episode. Sasha is an older and wiser version of her first time mothering self, as she’s mothering the second time around. Liz and Kate discuss: MORE FROM SASHA: Follow Sasha on Facebook. Follow Sasha on Instagram. Follow Sasha on YouTube. Follow Sasha on Pinterest. Sasha’s Mini Group Sessions ~ 30 minute classes that give solutions and guidance that you can take action on...

Duration:00:30:59

EP05: Mother of Two Only Children, 22 years apart with Sasha Gray

5/24/2018
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Sasha Gray of Scattered Sashais a writer of words, spewer of sarcasm, and a margarita loving, sassy Southern belle raising her 11 year old granddaughter. Sasha believes life is tough for a lot of us, and we’re all just doing the best we can. But she also believes that kindness, laughing, and doing a little dance every now and then is sometimes the answer to everyday life. Sometimes we just need a margarita and some glitter to give us that extra push. Sasha brings her unique brand of...

Duration:00:38:32

EP04: Deconstructing the “it all goes to plan” Myth

5/17/2018
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This week we are deconstructing our conversation from last week with Sarah Argenal. Here’s that episode. Sarah works in the fast-paced litigation field but set plans in motion when she began her family to transition into a work from home mom. Liz and Kate discuss: Study that women do more housework than their partners. **Clarification & Updates: Sarah worked as a Litigation Support Analyst (not as a lawyer), we misspoke in the episode! As a recent update, she still continues to work in...

Duration:00:26:25

EP03: Work at home mom of 2, learning to “balance” it all with Sarah Argenal

5/10/2018
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This week on the Mom Deconstructed Podcast we are talking with Sarah Argenal. Sarah Argenal is the Founder of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She facilitates candid conversations, offers reliable resources and provides practical training to help professional moms and dads integrate all aspects of their lives without sacrificing one area over another. Sarah has her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a...

Duration:00:47:28

EP02: Sara Topping: Deconstructing the “Stay at Home Mom” Myth

4/27/2018
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This week we are deconstructing our conversation from last week with Sara Topping. Here’s that episode. Sara is a *mostly* stay at home mom of 3 young boys on the East End of Long Island. Liz and Kate discuss: the ups and downs of the myth that the “Stay at Home Mom” as the ideal.How we take it breath by breathHow storytelling plays a role in our lives (check out something scientific) Reasons why we started this podcast Link: Blog Post: What we fear most about our parenting...

Duration:00:34:18

EP01: Stay at home mom (not necessarily by choice) of 3 with Sara Topping

4/27/2018
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Sara Topping is a mom who lives with her husband, three sons, five chickens and dog on the East End of Long Island, NY and keeps a mostly disordered household. She is a co-founder of a local non-profit organization called the East End Birth Network and works part time as a massage therapist which is her licensed profession. She likes to think progressively and makes her own motherhood rule book with torn out pages from other fabulous moms and is constantly editing it. She finds calm in...

Duration:00:46:35