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Raising Readers & Our Favorite Holiday Books: The Mom Hour, Episode 186

12/11/2018
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We love books, and we hope our kids grow up to love them too…but how do we get there? Meagan and Sarah break down the ways we encourage literacy and a love of reading in our homes–without piling on the pressure. We talk about reading aloud, reading for homework, encouraging reluctant readers, and modeling a book-loving life as adults. PLUS Katie Addiss joins Sarah for a fun segment all about holiday picture books! We share some favorites for babies through big kids–just in time for the...

Duration:01:01:22

Loving The Holidays As A Divorced Mom, Single Mom, Or Blended Family: The Mom Hour 2018 Holiday Special #3

12/7/2018
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Most families are touched by divorce in some way, and the holidays can bring up all kinds of questions and challenges for single or re-coupled parents, children of divorced parents (including adult children), and blended families. As Meagan enters her third holiday season post-separation, Sarah picks her brain about everything from the practical logistics of sharing the holidays with an ex, to the emotional landscape of the holidays as a divorced mom. PLUS we welcome the wise and witty...

Duration:00:30:30

Road Trips & Air Travel With Babies, Toddlers, & Littles: The Mom Hour, Episode 185

12/4/2018
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Buckle up, mamas. We’re getting into the details of air travel AND car trips with babies, toddlers, and little kids. Meagan’s the expert on road trips, and Sarah has flown a ton with tiny kids. If you’ve ever wondered whether to buy an airplane seat for a one-year-old, how to plan stops on an 8-hour car ride, or what to pack in your carry-on, this episode is for you. Join us! PLUS Alison Thompson joins Sarah to share her baby #2 birth story and an update on the first two months of adjusting...

Duration:01:31:02

December Intentions For Busy Moms: The Mom Hour 2018 Holiday Special #2

11/30/2018
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This year’s December doesn’t have to be like last year. Join Meagan and Sarah as we set intentions for the busy holiday month ahead, everything from little ways to find joy in the messes to bigger stuff about changing traditions. It’s another Holiday Bonus episode of The Mom Hour! Sponsor Spotlight: Canvas People How’s the holiday gift planning coming, mamas? Now you can give those hard-to-buy-for people on your list a beautiful piece of art with Canvas People. Get a 11×14 Canvas People...

Duration:00:29:04

Change Is The Only Constant: The Mom Hour, Episode 184

11/27/2018
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In Episode 184 we talk about the things that have changed since we became moms--from the superficial stuff like trends in baby gear to the more significant ways that the digital age has shaped parenting culture over the years. The post Change Is The Only Constant: The Mom Hour, Episode 184 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:00:54:13

Kids & Gift Lists: The Mom Hour 2018 Holiday Special #1

11/23/2018
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Our kids have made their holiday wish lists, and we’re popping into your podcast feed on Black Friday to chat about them! Join Meagan and Sarah as we review our own kids’ Christmas lists, what we have our eyes on as we kick off holiday shopping season, plus the ways we get around those “ain’t never gonna happen” wishes that kids love to put on their lists. Enjoy! Featured Sponsor: Spangler Science Club Spangler Science Club is a monthly subscription kit for kids ages 5-12 featuring highly...

Duration:00:49:52

“Mommy Needs Wine” & Other Problematic Mom-Tropes: The Mom Hour, Episode 183

11/20/2018
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Meagan and Sarah both enjoy wine and cocktails, but coincidentally we both scaled back our drinking recently and have observations to share. We’re also wary of the pervasive “mommy needs a drink” trope and the way meme culture in general aims for cheap laughs with potentially harmful side-effects. Today’s episode gets into the gray area between carefree happy hour and full-blown addiction, and we talk honestly about the places alcohol and motherhood overlap. Sponsor Spotlight: Prep Dish Prep...

Duration:00:51:51

More Than Mom: Cheers!

11/18/2018
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Heading into a holiday week, Meagan and Sarah are feeling festive and talking about our favorite adult beverages. We also talk about rituals and routines involving our favorite drinks, hangover cures, holiday drinking and more. Join us! Note: We know that alcohol is a tricky topic for a lot of people, and in this episode you’ll hear some honest thoughts about responsible–and irresponsible–consumption. This episode, intended to be light and fluffy, will be followed by a discussion on...

Duration:00:47:42

Over The River & Through The Woods (Holiday Travel & Visiting Relatives): The Mom Hour, Episode 182

11/13/2018
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Whether it’s across town for dinner or cross-country for a week, visiting family comes with challenges–especially at the holidays. There are relationship dynamics to consider, plus germs, traditions, sleep schedules, and a lot of public parenting. In Episode 182, Meagan and Sarah sit down for a thoughtful discussion on how to make family visits and holiday travel less stressful for you and your family. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Canvas People How’s the holiday gift planning coming, mamas?...

Duration:00:46:13

More Than Mom: Clutter!

11/11/2018
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Cupboards, cabinets, closets, and drawers: Meagan and Sarah are opening up and confessing what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to clutter and our homes. Join us for another fun More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour! Patreon Our Patreon community is thriving! Become a patron (that’s a fancy way of saying you support us with a few bucks a month and in return get access to bonus content and exclusive community features) by signing up at patreon.com/themomhour. Can’t wait to see you in...

Duration:00:52:10

How Baby’s Personality May (Or May Not) Predict Big Kid Character Traits: The Mom Hour, Episode 181

11/6/2018
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Can a wild toddler become mellow teen? A shy preschooler an outgoing tween? Or do our littles’ personalities predict their big kid identities? As usual, we’re saying it’s a little of both, or somewhere in the middle. In this week’s episode Meagan and Sarah break down our combined eight kids and how they were as babies and toddlers vs. what they’re like today. PLUS Alison Thompson joins Sarah to discuss postpartum recovery. Join us! Featured Sponsor: Spangler Science Club Spangler Science...

Duration:01:06:54

Finding Your Voice As Your Kids Get Older With Asha Dornfest: The Mom Hour Voices, Episode 31

11/2/2018
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If your kids are little, maybe you’ve wondered what it’s really like to send a child off to college. Or maybe you’ve pondered how your mom-life – and the way you relate to the world – might change as your children grow. In this episode, Meagan and the always warm, wise and wonderful Asha Dornfest discuss parenting older kids, “growing up” as a mom while and looking forward to what’s next, and even have a (totally non-partisan) conversation about politics, the importance of listening to each...

Duration:01:01:43

Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: The Mom Hour, Episode 180

10/30/2018
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Hiding under the exam table, screaming and flailing, flat-out refusing to open up for the dentist: Our kids have done it all in the name of avoiding the needle or the checkup (or even a haircut!).In Episode 180 we cover appointments of all kinds and how to survive them when your kids are fearful. The post Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: The Mom Hour, Episode 180 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:01:01:03

More Than Mom: Pets!

10/28/2018
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Pets are fun, but they’re not easy. Meagan and Sarah both love animals, but we also keep it real about the times in our lives when pets have brought more trouble than delight to our busy homes. We also tell hilarious stories about the pets of our childhood and relive a few animal-related traumas. Join us for a fun More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour! Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Meagan...

Duration:00:54:36

First Babies Vs. The Rest: The Mom Hour, Episode 179

10/23/2018
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First babies get all our attention...but they have to endure our most rookie mistakes and newbie neuroses, too. Join Meagan and Sarah for a fun flashback at how we planned for, fed, celebrated, and parented our firstborn kids in contrast to their younger siblings. The post First Babies Vs. The Rest: The Mom Hour, Episode 179 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:00:46:59

Co-Parenting In Real Life: The Mom Hour, Episode 178

10/16/2018
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Co-parenting is tough, and we're here to talk about it. This week Meagan and Sarah talk about getting on the same page as your co-parent, how to handle personality differences and baggage from our backgrounds, and why we think kids benefit from different parenting styles (mostly). Plus, Alison Thompson joins Sarah for a fun chat about choosing baby names. Join us! The post Co-Parenting In Real Life: The Mom Hour, Episode 178 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:01:03:55

More Than Mom: Musical Theater

10/14/2018
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It’s an all-Broadway edition of More Than Mom! We talk about Meagan’s recent performing stint as Roxie Hart in Chicago!, the stage shows we’ve seen lately or want to see, and respond to listener response to our first installment in this conversation, the More Than Mom episode on Movie Musicals that we did back in June. Enjoy! Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Meagan and Sarah shared their...

Duration:00:48:47

Halloween Costumes & Halloween Picture Books: The Mom Hour, Episode 177

10/9/2018
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Halloween costumes come with parenting questions: Will baby keep the hat on? How scary is too scary? Can you figure out how to master that face painting technique your kid is dying for? When and how to veto a costume choice that isn’t your jam? How to help make costume dreams come true without spending a fortune? Meagan and Sarah chat all things Halloween costumes in Episode 177 of The Mom Hour–plus Katie joins Sarah for a roundup of our favorite Halloween picture books. Join us! Sponsor...

Duration:01:02:16

Changing The Conversation With Jenny Schatzle: The Mom Hour Voices, Episode 30

10/5/2018
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Twin mom and motivational powerhouse Jenny Schatzle gets vulnerable about her transition to motherhood, her role as a leader and entrepreneur, and the tricky business of staying authentic AND positive online when you're a public persona. The post Changing The Conversation With Jenny Schatzle: The Mom Hour Voices, Episode 30 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:01:06:07

More Listener Questions! The Mom Hour, Episode 176

10/2/2018
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Parenting a strong-willed kid, handling criticism about your family size or kids' spacing, the first signs of kid crushes and puppy love, and gift ideas for your kids' grandparents. Meagan and Sarah take on these questions and offer our advice in Episode 176. The post More Listener Questions! The Mom Hour, Episode 176 appeared first on Life, Listened..

Duration:00:48:34