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Simplifying pregnancy, parenting home & family travel life.

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How to Prepare a Will or Trust in Case You Die -- PCP Episode 015

Just thinking about your own death is hard enough, but plunking down cold hard cash about it is almost too much to think about. Today I'm going to give you specific steps to get your will & living trust created, no matter your budget! This post is inspired by my post on creating a Living Trust. You can find it right here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/will-living-trust/ Big thanks to our sponsor Family Routines -- if things like wills/trust get you crazy inside, simplifying family life will...


How to Go Into Labor with Mady Irby ~ The birth Nurse — PCP Episode 014

Today we're going to talk about some myths and truths about going into labor. Things can be pretty miserable towards the end of pregnancy, and we will talk about some ways to get comfortable as well. As a note, this podcast isn't AS G-rated as many of my other ones. We're talking about getting babies out.... so, yeah. [wink, wink] This post was inspired by my How to Go Into Labor post, which you can see here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/ways-go-labor/ This week's guest is Mandy Irby -- The...


Positive Maternal Self Care with Bonnie Romney-- PCP 013

Figure out how to take care of OURSELVES as WELL as our babies is a tough job. Tougher than most moms realize and we don't often have a good example of obtaining that fine line balance. Today I'm having my friend Bonnie Romney on to talk about how SHE makes it work in her house -- hopefully, to give you some ideas of how it will work for you! Bonnie Romney is in many plays in the Phoenix area. I mostly picked her because I like her story of having to put some of her passions away for a bit...


Why a Cleaning Schedule Changed My Life — PCP Episode 012

Creating a cleaning schedule changed my life. I was so lost, with a stressful job, a new baby and in a new location and pulling my house together in a cleaning schedule made SUCH a change. I can't wait to share it with you! This post is inspired by my post on my Cleaning Schedule Template. You can find it here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/the-benefits-of-weekly-cleaning-schedule/ You can actually get my actual cleaning schedule sent to you via email right here: Big thanks to our sponsor The...


How to Get Kids to Do Homework with JoAnn Crohn from No Guilt Mom — PCP Episode 011

Let's talk about HOW to get kids to do homework, but ALSO how to help YOU know exactly WHY you are doing homework, so that you can be a more effective advocate, cheerleader and helper, when homework comes. This episode has my friend JoAnn Crohn on. She is the mom behind No Guilt Mom, a former teacher, and the smartie behind Drama-Free Homework. She is also the creator of Homework 911 to help kids (yup,the course is FOR your kids) get better at homework. My daughter took it, and it's GREAT!...


How do I know I'm Going into Labor? — PCP Episode 010

Labor is a lot more confusing than you think it might be -- but, how do you KNOW you're going to labor. Hint: It's not just contractions... there's lots of parts of your body that want to get in on the show. Area's like your GI system, back pain and more. :) FYI, Hilary has been an L&D nurse since 2001, but Please note the disclosure in the podcast and please contact your personal provider for any specific issues. This post was inspired by my Am In Labor Quiz which you can find right here:...


Splitting Up Chores in Marriage with Drew Erickson — PCP Episode 009

Today I'm bringing my HUSBAND on to talk about a pretty hot-button topic -- how we split up the chores at our house. We've both been the main breadwinner in our family, and it has certainly changed how we view chores. Both of us came from families that the mom did most of the household work -- but since I worked we needed to find a new solution -- does any of that sound familiar? I think you'll love today's episode! This episode was inspired by my post on splitting household chores -- which...


When is the BEST time to go to Disneyland? with Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog on Earth — PCP Episode 008

Let's talk about WHEN you should plan your Disneyland trip! I love how this episode reminds you that when YOU can go to Disneyland is the best time to go. AND, when it's super crowded, Disneyland pulls out all the stops to make it a great visit anyway! This episode introduces one of my favorite Disneyland Experts -- Jessica Sanders from Happiest Blog on Earth and @disneylandplan on Instagram. She can even help you plan your next visit! What you can find on her blog: Special needs at...


Medications Families Should Have On Hand -- PCP Episode 007

What types of medicine should families have in their medicine cabinet? So often friends call needing advice, and don't often have these super seven that everyone should stock to be prepared for small emergencies. Hilary has been a nurse since 1997 and has worked in several medical fields including, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice and now labor and delivery (which she currently calls home). Please take the advice of your provider before the advice of information in this article). This post...


Bully-Proofing your kids with Niecy Westmoreland from Nerding.org — PCP Episode 006

Ever wondered how to raise resilient kids who are able to let teasing and mean comments "roll right off" them? Ever wish you sort of had that skill as an adult too (me too!)? Today, I'm having Niecy Westmoreland from Nerding.org on. She was actually my son's 3rd-grade teacher, she runs AMAZING after school and summer stem camps for kids (in the Phoenix area), you can also find Nerding on Instagram. Sidenote: If you're interested in starting or running similar camps, Neicy is going to be...


Things to Do Before Having a Baby with Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed — PCP Episode 005

Today we're untangling the MESS of things you need to do before you have the baby! We'll talk about important things to have, and do. As well as how to prepare your MIND for delivery! Excited to bring one of my best friends onto the podcast -- Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed! You can also find Katie on her pregnancy Instagram @BumpsandBaby. Katie and I also run a Facebook pregnancy group called Pregnancy Circle. Big thanks to our sponsor -- The Online Prenatal Class for Couples -- it will...


Kitchen Organization -- PCP Episode 004

Let's untangle kitchen organization today! I'm going to share the BEST way to set-up your kitchen, to give you a framework of putting stuff away. We're going to talk the mental game of organizing stuff in your brain before you start the actual process! This post was taken from a very popular post of mine, Kitchen Organization that has more info on how I created my zones. https://www.pullingcurls.com/organize-your-kitchen/ Big thanks to this show's sponsor, The Organized Home -- a GREAT way...


Children Spacing with Bonnie Wiscombe from Outnumbered -- PCP Episode 003

Let's talk the pro's & con's about having kids close & far apart. Today, my special guest is Bonnie Wiscombe -- a friend of mine, who I think is basically amazing. You can find Bonnie: Podcast: Outnumbered the PodcastBlog: Bonnie & Blithe Clothing boutique: http://novalie.CO (did I mention she also has 9 kids). Bonnie and I clearly have VERY different lives, so I thought it would be fun to have her on and compare close/far apart kids. :) You can find the post that inspired this podcast here:...


Best Tip for Family Travel - PCP Episode 002

Let's talk about my BEST tip for family travel. Is it what to pack, or what kind of transportation? I'll also share what goes on in my own head as I try to implement this rule. It's harder than it sounds Please visit this episode's sponsor - Family Routines -- let's automate your housewife life! Mentioned in this episode: The Dad with the Umbrella Stroller Disneyland Family Packages (includes my hotel reviews) Family Travel Tips Also if you're headed to Disneyland, don't miss my Disneyland...


Your Hospital Bag - PCP Episode 001

Let's talk about what to put in your hospital bag. Let this nurse of almost 20 years tell you if a three-piece-luggage is appropriate for your labor suite? I'm gonna share the three things your partner NEEDS to know where they are. AND, the good news is that these three things work no matter what you're coming to the hospital for. I'm also going to tell you the #1 thing to pack before you have a baby (hint: It's not a luggage set). This post was inspired by my original post on your hospital...


Podcast Introduction -- PCP000

Let's talk about why I'm starting this podcast, and what you can expect from this podcast in the future. Also, why the name Pulling Curls? Mentioned in this episode: About Hilary | Why "Pulling Curls" Show Producer: Drew Erickson | Photo Credit: Photography Hill