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Welcome to the Swirl and Sip Podcast –a podcast about life, and going through all the hoods -womanhood, marriage-hood and parenthood all with a glass of wine in hand. Each episode we'll be trying a new bottle of wine, giving our candid thoughts, and diving into those topics that you have when it's just you and your girls. Everything from how we handle making new friends in our 30s, managing money in marriage, and all the ways kids change everything, we're keeping it real and candid in our conversations.

Welcome to the Swirl and Sip Podcast –a podcast about life, and going through all the hoods -womanhood, marriage-hood and parenthood all with a glass of wine in hand. Each episode we'll be trying a new bottle of wine, giving our candid thoughts, and diving into those topics that you have when it's just you and your girls. Everything from how we handle making new friends in our 30s, managing money in marriage, and all the ways kids change everything, we're keeping it real and candid in our conversations.

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Welcome to the Swirl and Sip Podcast –a podcast about life, and going through all the hoods -womanhood, marriage-hood and parenthood all with a glass of wine in hand. Each episode we'll be trying a new bottle of wine, giving our candid thoughts, and diving into those topics that you have when it's just you and your girls. Everything from how we handle making new friends in our 30s, managing money in marriage, and all the ways kids change everything, we're keeping it real and candid in our conversations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Celebrating Mother's Day and Loss

5/4/2022
With Mother's Day this Sunday, many moms are gearing up to celebrate and be celebrated. And you know that here at Swirl and Sip, we're big believers in celebrating motherhood and pampering ourselves! But for many, Mother's Day brings a sense of loss, grief, and sadness. In this episode, Sasha and Devin are talking about dealing with the loss of your mom and Mother's Day and lessons we learned from our moms. Support the show

Duration:00:38:25

Managing Our Friends AND Our Mental Health

4/20/2022
If Covid has shown us anything it's that we have all probably reached the limits of what we can mentally handle at a given time. More and more Black and Brown women are understanding the importance of their mental health and tackling things like boundary setting and managing expectations with their families and friends. How do you handle your friendships when you have your own mental health struggles. Or how can you be a better friend when you know your friends are going through things. In...

Duration:00:45:46

The Slap

4/6/2022
We know...you're already done hearing about it. And we are too! We promise this will be the only time you hear us talk about it. We don't normally dabble in current events, but we couldn't resist the urge to share our thoughts on "the slap heard round the world" aka all this Will Smith and Chris Rock drama. In this episode, we're sharing lots of thoughts on everything from respectability politics, men protecting women, and the Jada hate that is simply uncalled for. Episode...

Duration:00:48:35

That's Just My Baby Daddy

3/23/2022
We told you last week that this season we'd be doing things a little bit differently...so welcome to our Season 4 guest host - Devin! Devin is the social media manager for Swirl & Sip and a wife and #boymom herself! Throughout the season, she'll be joining Sasha while Shara works on growing her newest bundle of joy! In this episode, we're talking about the struggles that come with baby daddy drama and being a young mom as Devin shares her experience with both! Episode...

Duration:00:40:58

Chapter 4: Welcome to 2022!

3/9/2022
Welcome to Season FOUR!!!! We know it's been a while but we are finally back for the 4th season of Swirl & Sip! We had intended to start up sooner, but of course, life happens. You'll have to tune in to hear why we've been a little delayed! In this episode, we're talking about our 2022 goals. After closing our season 3 and turning 35, 2022 came up quickly and without much warning. Take a listen to what our hopes and wishes are for the year ahead. _________________________________ Like...

Duration:00:47:02

Now Entering Year 35

9/15/2021
Can you believe that we are wrapping up the THIRD season of Swirl & Sip Podcast?! To be honest, this season is ending a little sooner than Seasons 1 and 2. You'll have to tune in to hear why. It's a little bitter-sweet. In this episode, we're talking about LIFE! What we've been through, what we're going through, and what we hope is to come. We're both turning 35 within the next few weeks and have a lot of goals. Shara pointed out that we are now a lot closer to 40 (🤯) so we're manifesting...

Duration:00:49:44

Live in the Overflow

9/8/2021
Self-care for women shouldn't be optional! As women, we care for our children, our partners, our homes; we tend to our jobs, our business, our pets, and the list goes on. We are constantly pouring into other people and other things. If you're not practicing self-care, that cup is going to run out before you know it. We've all taken a nap or just taken a step back and felt completely guilty. But why? We need to rest and recharge. And more importantly, we DESERVE it. You've heard this...

Duration:00:47:40

Find the Flags

9/1/2021
Whether we want to admit it or not, kids are dating a lot earlier now than when we were kids. We're discussing a pretty heavy topic that honestly, should be talked about more...Teen Dating Violence. Even if your children are still young, and nowhere near dating age, it's important to know how to talk to your kids about teen domestic violence and for you to know how to recognize the signs. According to the Teen Dating Violence website, "Healthy relationships require hard work,...

Duration:00:54:37

Letting Our Kids Shine

8/25/2021
It's that time of year again, Back-to-School! Many of our kids are either back in school or headed to school very soon, some of them for the first time. With COVID on the rise again, a lot of parents are also considering homeschooling their children this school year. Though we have tried our hand at teaching our babies and toddlers, how do we nurture them to be diligent students and love learning for many years to come? How can we turn everyday activities into opportunities for learning...

Duration:00:54:02

For Better or Worse

8/18/2021
We are all familiar with the traditional marriage vows: "I, Sasha take thee, Richard, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part." But have you really thought about the "in sickness and in health" part? Like REALLY thought about it. What if your spouse had a stroke and required 'round the clock care? What if they suffered from mental health issues...

Duration:00:43:28

Don't Do Bad Shit

8/11/2021
A lot of us were brought up totally different than we are bringing up our own kids. Some of us were in church faithfully, every week while others...not so much. How are you approaching religion with your family? Did you have this conversation with your partner before you had children of your own? How they would be brought up. If they would attend church. Which religion they would practice. We can't speak for everyone but studies have shown that millennials are less attached to organized...

Duration:00:58:00

Finding Your Circle

8/4/2021
Have you ever wondered why friendships as women are so hard to establish and maintain? Think about this, research shows that in our mid-twenties, friendship circles shrink significantly because our priorities shift. Some women are getting married and starting their family, while others are enjoying the single life or focused on their career. Additionally, women put a lot of weight on their friendships with other women. A friends circle is supposed to be a safe and sacred space for women to...

Duration:00:52:21

Surviving the Storm

7/28/2021
Have you experienced infidelity? Did you choose to stay or go? According to Brides.com “In general, more than half the relationships (55 percent) ended immediately after one partner admits to cheating, with 30 percent deciding to stay together but breaking up eventually, and only 15 percent of couples able to successfully recover from infidelity." Additionally, "The Relish Relationship Report that was conducted at the end of 2020 found that around 26 percent of respondents had experienced...

Duration:01:02:14

Panny Parents

7/21/2021
Did parenting during the pandemic drive you to drink?! We've heard from many of our listeners on just how ROUGH it was to juggle parenting, a relationship with your partner, work, and the many other roles we had to take on. We've all endured stress --- but the added stress of the pandemic was like no other. Today, we are chatting with wife and mom, Keelay Carter about how parenting during a pandemic has changed the dynamics of her marriage. Did you see eye to eye with your partner when...

Duration:00:45:03

Intentionally Single

7/14/2021
We all have that one friend that KEEPS a man. She always has a new boo or love interest. Then we have that friend that stays single...and you can't quite put your finger on why. Have you ever considered that some women may choose to be INTENTIONALLY SINGLE? They don't want to be with anyone else. They enjoy not dealing with the drama that comes along with dating. They want to focus on themself. They want to heal from past traumas and grow. There are tons of reasons why someone may...

Duration:00:45:26

Traveling While Black

7/7/2021
For nearly 3 decades, the "Negro Motorist Green Book" provided black people with guidance on safe places to eat and sleep when they traveled in the United States during the Jim Crow era. While things may have slightly improved since that time, racism is still very much alive. As a result, we have to take additional precautions to make sure that we and our families are safe when we travel. And that's not just in the United States, but internationally as well. Today, we are talking about...

Duration:00:46:03

Color Struck

6/23/2021
Have you ever been judged or bullied because of the color of your skin? Made fun of because you are "too light" or "too dark"? "Skin color matters because we are a visual species and we respond to one another based on the way we physically present. In today's society, skin color has become a loaded signifier of identity and value". In today's episode, we're talking about Colorism. What is Colorism? Colorism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on their skin tone, usually...

Duration:00:56:24

Positive Parenting

6/16/2021
As a parent, it can be draining to deal with our kids' frustration, emotions, and energy. But have you ever considered that they act out because they do not have the words or reasoning to express how they are feeling? Kids have BIG EMOTIONS and it can be a struggle trying to decipher what is truly going through their minds. Have you found yourself getting frustrated with your children because they don't listen to you? Have you gotten so frustrated that you've YELLED at them? Do you feel...

Duration:00:51:12

Passing the Parent Test

6/9/2021
A LOT of pressure comes along with your partner's parents for the first time. Especially, when you think they are "the one". You want to make a good first impression so every possible scenario runs through your brain. You agonize over your outfit and what to say. Can you say anxiety overload?! We get it. In today's episode, we are joined by Cherrell, also known as @ForwardWithCD to discuss the first time she met her now husband's family and the intense pressure she was under for them to...

Duration:00:54:33

Blended to Perfection

6/9/2021
A family embodies many things, but it doesn't always have to be blood... Did you marry someone with kids? Maybe you both came into a relationship with kids of your own? Or perhaps you adopted? How do you manage multiple scheduled? Co-parenting? Resentful children? Regardless of the struggles, blended families are a beautiful thing. No matter how a family comes together, the transition can be a challenge for both parents and children. We're talking all about the good, bad, ups, and downs of...

Duration:00:48:20