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Ep 40: A Grand Finale with All The Feelings

1/16/2019
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How do we say goodbye in the grandest of ways? We voyage to a land of flashbacks, jinglecrafts and one of our shamefully-favorite childhood TV shows. Let's just say we'll all be Saved by The Good Advice. With the help of a special guest, our producer & editor, Juliet Hinely, we’ve made you a super nostalgic thank you note, so you’ll never forget us! Our episode references in this show: Peach Christ in “Ep 27: Peaches Christ & Veruca Bathsalts—mothering a cultural scene”...

Duration:00:58:32

Ep 39: Architecting an Artful Exit

1/9/2019
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Is it possible to leave a job with grace, respect, and a feeling of success? This episode explores how to quit your job well. Thanks to a listener letter from Architecting an Artful Exit, we dive into the emotions, the logistics, and the conversations required to make an elegant exit. We’ll even sing you a never-ending song that will motivate you to practice (endings). Today’s guest is a creative career advice podcast celeb. Kathleen Shannon is one half of the duo behind the wildly popular...

Duration:00:35:40

Ep 38: Frustrated Sugar Mama with Dr. Sue Johnson

12/19/2018
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What do you do when you’re dreaming big, but your partner is just snoozing? What if you feel bitter about footing the bill, but your long-term relationship isn’t budging? This episode explores relationship questions that affect so many couples: How do we understand ourselves and our mates? How do we truly communicate in a relationship? Thanks to a listener letter from Frustrated Sugar Mama, we two-step our way through these questions and more. We even learn the The Protest Polka! Momma B &...

Duration:00:30:19

Ep 37: A Second Helping for The Holidays

11/21/2018
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Just in time to make you say “I love the HoliYAYs,” we’ve dusted off our very first MomNet episode. Hear Detective Momma B PhD sleuth her way through some hearty family-induced stress scenarios. If you’re already on your second listen, we promise this episode just keeps getting butter. More about the Iowa Butter Cow: https://www.iowastatefair.org/about/butter-cow/ Advice from Mom is a production of Wise Ones Advice Services. It was produced by Juliet Hinely & Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editing...

Duration:00:24:49

Ep 36: Poetry Corner: "Children Learn What They Live"

11/14/2018
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How do childhood experiences affect our adult behaviors? We're getting literary to find some answers with one of Momma B PhD’s favorite poems! .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS The complete poem: “Children Learn What They Live” by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/overcoming-child-abuse/201112/children-learn-what-they-live More background on the poem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Nolte More about...

Duration:00:20:12

Ep 35: Attack of The Cringe with Dr. Ellen Hendriksen of Savvy Psychologist

10/31/2018
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Have you ever been haunted by an ancient memory? Or spooked by an intrusive thought? This Halloween episode explores the fears that many of us experience. Thanks to a listener letter from Anxious in Ann Arbor, we dive into social anxiety and cringe attacks, whilst crafting you a waterproof metaphor for your anxiety. Momma B is especially thrilled for you to meet today’s guest, Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. She is a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic...

Duration:00:35:48

Ep 34: Sexless Sourpuss with Erika Moen from Oh Joy Sex Toy

10/17/2018
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What do you do when you like sex way more than your partner? This episode goes places this mother-daughter duo never imagined when they are asked to answer a listener letter from Sexless Sourpuss. How will Rebecca deal when a show topic threatens to end her 27-year moratorium on talking to Momma B about S-E-X? We are so excited for you to meet our guest for this show, Erika Moen, the talented cartoonist behind “Oh Joy Sex Toy” and co-author of the upcoming book, Drawn to Sex: The Basics,...

Duration:00:39:24

Ep 33: Resenting My Rich Friends with Gaby Dunn

10/3/2018
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Have you ever felt jealous of a friend’s good fortune? Do those feelings get uglier when you know that their financial freedom is thanks to parental help? This episode answers a listener letter from Resenting My Rich Friends, and explores material resentment, the mental health implications of jealousy monsters, and what to do when everyone around you has an in-home bowling alley. We are thrilled to include the guest advice of Gaby Dunn, host of the podcast and the upcoming book, Bad with...

Duration:00:29:38

Ep 32: Self-Care Sammiches with Lizz Winstead & Negin Farsad

9/19/2018
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Whether you’re building an organization, pitching your big idea, or harnessing your creative brilliance for social change, we are serving up some self-care sammiches in our first-ever advice cooking show and what might be our kookiest episode yet! We have two amazing self-reflective comedians as guests: Lizz Winstead is the founder and chief creative officer of Lady Parts Justice League and one of the top political satirists working today. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s...

Duration:00:39:56

Ep 31: Looking to Plant with Anna Sale

9/5/2018
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Taking root in a new place can be hard, especially if it’s the 13th new place you’ve lived in the last 12 years! This episode answers a listener letter from Looking To Plant, and dives into understanding mood disorders, what it means to be a survivor, and the symbolism of a single succulent! We are pleased to start off Season 3 with guest advice from the brilliant Anna Sale, the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money —WNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices...

Duration:00:31:25

Ep 30: The Daughters of Dr. T — a summer update

7/25/2018
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Ready for an update to the story we started in Season 2’s finale, Ep 23: The Mystery of Dr. T? Well, we’re coming out of summer-mode so to use the PhDC, aka a psychologist’s daughter’s card. Rebecca gives an update on the story that started with a message from her newly-discovered half-sister and asks her own mom for advice on how to deal with an evolving personal narrative that has rattled Rebecca’s identity. .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL...

Duration:00:32:51