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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

Feeling scared, anxious, or panicked? Me too. Here's help. Part 2

3/22/2020
This week's earthquake and ongoing coronavirus anxiety has us all on edge. Host Lindsay Aerts shares how she felt especially scared after the earthquake. She even decided to call her therapist because she wasn't sure she could feel better without some help. She shares what her therapist advised with mental health professional, Monica Ashton of The Healing Group. She gives tips for anxiety, panic, and worry. Monica says feeling scared after a traumatic event is normal but there are some...

Duration:00:10:21

Feeling scared, anxious, or panicked? Me too. Here's help. Part 1

3/22/2020
This week's earthquake and ongoing coronavirus anxiety has us all on edge. Host Lindsay Aerts shares how she felt especially scared after the earthquake. She even decided to call her therapist because she wasn't sure she could feel better without some help. She shares what her therapist advised with mental health professional, Monica Ashton of The Healing Group. She gives tips for anxiety, panic, and worry. Monica says feeling scared after a traumatic event is normal but there are some...

Duration:00:11:14

Need some levity? Listen to these kids sing

3/14/2020
We're all a little on edge right now, so what's more calming than sweet kids singing? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the director of Joyful Notes, Kim Egginton and her two students, 13 year-olds Carter and Page Anne. Listen to Carter and Page BLOW YOU AWAY with their voices and hopefully you feel a little less stressed. If your kid can sing and wants to join Joyful Notes, you can contact them here. www.joyfulnotes.me

Duration:00:19:34

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.

3/14/2020
The news can be scary. Kids may be getting bad information. It's hard to know how to explain to them what's happening with all the social distancing, school closures, and extra hand washing. So how do you talk to your kids about coronavirus? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a pediatric psychologist with Intermountain's Primary Children's Hospital about best practices. She suggests managing your own anxieties around it, giving them reassuring facts, and correcting any erroneous ones are all...

Duration:00:17:34

What to do if your child is being bullied

3/7/2020
Bullying is not okay. Ever. But are there skills you can teach your kids to help them develop resiliency if it does happen? Host Lindsay Aerts dives into this question with Ganel-Lyn Condie, author and public speaker who has some helpful tips for what you, the parent, can do.

Duration:00:38:26

One Utah mom's postpartum psychosis story

2/29/2020
DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses a suicide attempt in detail. We chose to air it in hopes anyone who is suffering can know they're not alone and help is always available. The national suicide prevention number is 1-800-273-8255. Sandy mom of one, Gabby Beaujeu, had postpartum psychosis. She shares a powerful story about how the illness caused her to want to take her own life multiple times. Host Lindsay Aerts also talks with Utah's Depratment of Health Maternal Mental Health Specialist...

Duration:00:37:11

What to do when your mood is suffering as a mom

2/15/2020
Whether you're having a few down days, or you're experiencing clinical depression, parenting when you don't feel your best can be excruciating. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a life coach, Emylee McIntyre also known as Limitless Female. She works with mom's who are depressed to help them not layer negative emotions on top of what they're already experiencing. They discuss 5 beliefs many moms have that research shows are associated with poorer mental health. They also talk about how to define...

Duration:00:35:47

Do you have a partnership marriage?

2/8/2020
Many mothers feel overwhelmed with balancing home, work, kids, and work at home. Part of the problem might be that you don't feel like you and your partner are in alignment with the tasks at home. Host Lindsay Aerts addresses creating a partnership marriage with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy. As part of her dissertation study she created a model of family transformation to help families shift this dynamic. They discuss collaboration, celebration of all contributions, doing this...

Duration:00:33:53

Life and kindergarten hacks for moms who work

2/1/2020
A few weeks ago host Lindsay Aerts addressed some life hacks for balancing work, mom life, and everything that comes with it. This week she is joined by KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards, mother to 5 children, who shares her thoughts about how she manages a full time work schedule that starts at 4 a.m. They discuss tips for giving your kids more responsibility, balancing tasks with your spouse, and more. Lindsay also taps Mary to give her all the advice about putting her first kid in...

Duration:00:33:39

Everything you need to know about the Equal Rights Amendment

1/25/2020
The Equal Right's amendment is a constitutional amendment that will guarantee legal gender equality for women and men. The United States has not officially amended the constitution to include it. Recently, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Recent women's movements reignited the issue since it was first passed by Congress and put to the states for ratification in 1972. Host Lindsay Aerts dives into the ERA's long history, what protections it would give to women that they don't...

Duration:00:36:51

Four life hacks for moms who work

1/12/2020
Host Lindsay Aerts says one of the most common questions she gets from social media is how to balance life with kids when you work outside the home. Lindsay outlines why she wants to get rid of the term working mom and breaks down four ways she makes her life easier with the demands of home and work. She outlines how to identify mental work that might be zapping you of energy, systems she has in place that make her day to day run smoother, how she tries to prioritize small moments of...

Duration:00:34:04

It's so annoying to take kids out of puffy coats in the car, but you should

1/4/2020
I get it, getting kids in an and out of their puffy coats in the car seat is annoying. But it just might save their lives. Host Lindsay Aerts admits, she finds it really cumbersome to have to take the coats on and off but talks with the Director of Safe Kids Utah, Cambree Applegate about an easy solution. And why it matters what your kids wear when buckled in.

Duration:00:07:07

Get to know the Utah Mothers of America

1/4/2020
he Utah Mothers Association has announced the 2020 finalists for “Utah Mother of the Year”, “Mother of Achievement” and other prestigious awards that will be given to notable Utah mothers during the organization’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Interested individuals can register here. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with their president, Diane Weese about the...

Duration:00:10:16

Why your unique mothering style matters

12/28/2019
Everyone mothers differently, and yet often moms feel like they're doing it wrong. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how to be the mother you are as opposed to the one you think you're supposed to be. She's joined by guest Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project to discuss what "good mothering" things they let go of to find more joy in parenting. We also get an update from Emily on the status of getting rid of the tax on menstrual products in Utah.

Duration:00:17:18

How to teach kids kindness over achievements

12/28/2019
Research shows teaching kids kindness over achievements will actually set them up for success later in life. Host Lindsay Aerts and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project (https://thepolicyproject.org/) discuss ways to teach your kids to be kind. They discuss the findings in this article from The Atlantic. (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/stop-trying-to-raise-successful-kids/600751/). Modeling the behavior and praising kind acts instead of good grades or sports...

Duration:00:17:44

When you're a mom of one because of PCOS

12/21/2019
Mom's of one: motherhood is hard. Mom's of seven: motherhood is hard. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with KSL Newsraido's Executive Producer of Digital Content Becky Bruce who openly shares about why she's a mom of one: her journey through infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It's a hormonal disorder common among reproductive age women. Becky details how she found out she had it, a terrible doctors visit where her symptoms were dismissed, what women dealing with it might need to hear,...

Duration:00:35:20

Why moms are NOT in charge of the holiday magic

12/7/2019
Ever feel like the entire "magic" of the holiday season depends on you creating it? And the pressure of living up to the task might just do you in? Host Lindsay Aerts outlines why it's not even possible for you to create holiday magic. She discuss what to do if you're feeling burnt out on all the to-do's of the holidays with Monica Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group. They also discuss why the term "self-care" needs a new name.

Duration:00:31:09

What motherhood is like for Mary Kaye Huntsman

11/23/2019
Mary Kaye Huntsman is the former first Lady of Utah. She is an activist, launching and developing Bag of Hope and Power in You, programs that help children and teenagers deal with the emotional side of adversity with peer-to-peer and grownup support. She has lived in several different countries with her husband, Jon Huntsman Jr. former Utah Governor and US Ambassador. She and host Lindsay Aerts discuss what it was like for her raising 7 kids, travelling the world, adopting her two youngest...

Duration:00:38:20

Why Utah should get rid of the 'Tampon Tax'

11/16/2019
There's a push on Utah's capitol hill to get rid of the so-called "Tampon Tax." This is a sales tax on feminine hygiene products, like pads and tampons, used by 50 percent of the population. Host Lindsay Aerts is joined by Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project who has been largely behind the push. They layout the reasons for, and against doing away with this tax. They discuss what's being done at a federal level. They discuss what other items are tax-exempt in Utah while pads and...

Duration:00:34:42

Want to go to Disney on Ice?

11/9/2019
Disney on Ice is coming to Salt Lake City! This year's show, World's of Enchantment comes November 14th through 17th at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Abigail Kimmelman, who plays Frozen's Ana, and takes an inside look into the world of Disney and what it is like to be part of the...

Duration:00:08:27