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Motherhood often looks different in real life than it does on the pages of Facebook and Pinterest. On the Mom Show, Lindsay Aerts explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of the most difficult yet rewarding job in the world.

Motherhood often looks different in real life than it does on the pages of Facebook and Pinterest. On the Mom Show, Lindsay Aerts explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of the most difficult yet rewarding job in the world.
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Motherhood often looks different in real life than it does on the pages of Facebook and Pinterest. On the Mom Show, Lindsay Aerts explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of the most difficult yet rewarding job in the world.

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English


Episodes

Looking back at pre-mom fears now that you are one

7/10/2019
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We've all been there, first time pregnant women looking into the unknown future of motherhood. Host Lindsay Aerts looks back with Ashley Moser of KSL 5 TV on her fears and excitements about becoming a mom now that it's been a year since she became one. Ashley was a guest in March of 2018 when she was 20 weeks pregnant. Now her son is one and Lindsay plays back for Ashley those things she was scared of at the time to find out what the reality is like. They talk about the birth, getting an...

Duration:00:35:08

You MUST talk to your kids about abuse, here's how

6/30/2019
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In today's world it can be scary to think about our kids being sexually abused but there are some things we as parents we need to be doing to protect them. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a sex therapist who works primarily with members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints about teaching your kids that their body is their own, how to know the difference between kids being kids and abuse, how to know when some one feels off, and some of the...

Duration:00:21:20

You MUST talk to your kids about sex, here's how

6/30/2019
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Many parents struggle with knowing how to talk to their kids about sex. Some might be afraid that talking to them about it is going to make them want to do it more, or give them information they don't need. Shifting away from creating shame around sex to creating healthy integration for our kids is the message of Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a sex therapist who teaches courses for parents on this. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her about the messages you may be sending your kids around...

Duration:00:22:04

Why I'm sturggling with whether to stay home or work

6/23/2019
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Despite it being 2019, many women are working through the balance of trying to figure out if they should work or stay home with their kids. While logically we know women can work if they want to, the struggle of trying to figure out if you should work or stay home is real for many. Women have long been socialized to believe that being home and caring for their kids is what they "should" do and yet cultural beliefs have shifted much more towards everyone choosing for themselves. Host Lindsay...

Duration:00:37:16

Why you should let your kids fight

6/16/2019
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Kids fight. Sometimes more than we we would like. While it can drive you crazy, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with parent educator Georgia Anderson who says the fighting is actually healthy for development. She gives tips for what you can do when they fight, and why you should focus on what's happening when they're NOT fighting as the clue to how their relationship is developing.

Duration:00:18:27

How to get your kids to listen

6/16/2019
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It seems like almost every parents desire is to have kids who listen. Sometime when kids don't listen we feel like we're doing something wrong, or the kids are misbehaved. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with parent educator Georgia Anderson of www.Knowhowmom.com about why getting kids to listen is more about connection than simply obeying. They discuss showing respect for your child the same way you would to another adult if you were asking them to do something for you.

Duration:00:22:10

If you want to support postpartum women in Utah, come to this event

6/9/2019
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Climb Out of the Darkness is the world's largest event raising funds and awareness for the mental health of new families. It's happening on June 22nd in Salt Lake City at Memory Grove Park, and in Ogden at South Ogden Nature Park And Splash Pad. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the Utah Health Department's maternal mental health Specialist, Brook Dorff about why it's so important for women who are have experienced a postpartum mood disorder to come hike.

Duration:00:07:07

Coming soon: The ONE website to find help in Utah for postpartum issues

6/9/2019
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The Utah health department is creating a website where you can find the information of every provider who specializes in help for maternal mental health issues in one central location. The resource and referral website will have at least 250 trained postpartum-specific professionals where both the women who are experiencing postpartum mood disorders and their doctors can access it. The Utah state legislature granted an appropriations request for maternal mental health resources this last...

Duration:00:08:28

Is it appropriate to ask a new mom if she has postpartum depression?

6/9/2019
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Host Lindsay Aerts poses the question of whether or not it's appropriate to ask a new mom if she's experiencing a mental health issue after giving birth. Some moms find it inappropriate to ask so bluntly. Some wish they would have been asked. Lindsay thinks there should not be a hard and fast rule of always yes or always no to this question and shares her experience being asked several times about her postpartum issues. She's joined by Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist with...

Duration:00:19:47

Moms who give birth at these Utah hospitals will all be screened for postpartum issues

5/31/2019
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Intermountain healthcare has announced they will screen all new moms who give birth at one of their hospitals for postpartum mood disorders. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Jean Millar, Director of the Women and Newborn Clinical program at Intermountain Healthcare about what the hospital group is doing to screen, treat, and educate their providers about postpartum mood disorders.

Duration:00:17:49

How and why to start saving for college TODAY

5/24/2019
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Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Lynn Ward, Executive Director of Utah's 529 plans. These plans are sponsored by the state and designed to encourage saving for college. Lindsay talks with Lynn about why they're important, how to get started saving in one, what education related expenses you can use the money for, the penalties for taking your money out, and much more. Visit my529.org for more information or start one.

Duration:00:10:49

How to teach your kids about joy versus happiness

5/19/2019
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What's the difference between joy and happiness? They are similar feelings but joy takes the long view where as happiness can come from experiencing things outside of ourselves that make it easier to be happy in the moment. That's the definition from my guest, Ganel-Lyn Condie who authored a new book I Can Choose Joy with God. She talks about how to feel joy when you're in the throws of motherhood. She talks about how to teach our kids this concept.

Duration:00:13:41

Why it's okay to "outsource" parenting duties

5/19/2019
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These days it seems like you can hire just about anyone to do just about anything you don't want to do and that includes parenting duties like potty training, planning birthday's, or homework. Some say that's neglecting your duties as a parent while others welcome the help. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her guest, author Ganel-Lyn Condie about a recent USA today article on the topic and why she things hiring out your parenting duties IS taking care of your kids.

Duration:00:22:37

Lessons learned from having a terminal disease

5/17/2019
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This bonus episode really has little to do with motherhood but the life lessons learned from finding out you have a terminal illness can helps us all. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her co-worker and producer for the JayMac News Show, Morgan Pratt who was recently diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive brain disorder caused by a defective gene. This disease causes changes in the central area of the brain, which affect movement, mood and thinking...

Duration:00:16:17

How the system needs to change for new moms to thrive

5/13/2019
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Host Lindsay Aerts talks with well known international maternal mental health expert, Karen Kleiman about what needs to change within our communities, healthcare, and society for new moms to get better postpartum care. Karen has been seeing postpartum women for over 30 years in her clinical practice. She is the author of 11 books on postpartum mood disorders, she writes both from the patient and clinical treatment perspective. She also helped thousands of women heal through her own clinical...

Duration:00:10:43

Good moms have scary thoughts

5/13/2019
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Host Lindsay Aerts talks with well known international maternal mental health expert for over 30 years, Karen Kleiman about her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They talk about what scary thoughts are, how 91% of moms have these unwanted, intrusive thoughts after having a baby and yet they're not often talked about. Lindsay and Karen discuss why they happen and when to be concerned that you need professional help. Karen Kleiman is the author of 11 books on postpartum mood disorders,...

Duration:00:21:49

What moms REALLY want on Mother's Day

5/12/2019
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Mother's Day can be a mixed bag of emotions. Some mom's love to be celebrated by their kids and partners. Some moms struggle with feelings of loneliness, pain, or loss. And others, may be feeling underappreciated or like they simply want a break on Mother's Day. Whichever camp you tend to fall into, host Lindsay Aerts talks with maternal mental health expert, and author of Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, Karen Kleiman about what mom's really need on this day. Karen Kleiman is a well known...

Duration:00:05:46

4 ways it's hurting us all to idealize motherhood

5/8/2019
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Host Lindsay Aerts discusses the idea that we all tend to have this notion of an ideal mother in our heads who we're comparing ourselves to. We often see moms portrayed as perfect, as loving the job, as completely fulfilled by taking care of their kids, as all-self sacrificing and it's hurting us to compare ourselves to this idealized version of motherhood. She also talks about how motherhood is often romanticized, meaning it's portrayed as sunshine and rainbows through movies and TV. When...

Duration:00:33:14

How to build your teen daughter's self-esteem

4/21/2019
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Helping our daughter find and strengthen their self-esteem is something most, if not all moms want. Often it can feel like our daughters are getting bombarded with messages about everything from the way they look to the way they're supposed to act. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Melisa Osmond about her event, Power in You geared toward mom's and their teens, tweens, and young daughters that will help fortify them and discover the power within themselves to believe they are of worth. They...

Duration:00:31:32

Why mom's today feel so isolated

4/19/2019
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Motherhood can feel so lonely at times. Not in the sense that we have no friends, or no one to talk with, but in the sense that we often believe no one is experiencing motherhood the way we are. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses some of the reasons she thinks motherhood feels so isolating, and what to do about it. She talks about how many of us fear the judgement of other people when it comes to how we parent so we retreat, so as to not face that judgement. It comes from society, from other...

Duration:00:16:13