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27 minutes | Nov 3, 2013
Preparing our Daughters to Go It Alone
We were raised to think you need to be with someone to be complete. We discuss raising our daughters so they can go it alone in their lives–so they feel complete without having someone else. This frees them to be everything they can be whether or not they have a relationship with a significant other. Article by Laura Wellington http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-wellington-/and-she-lived-happily-eve_b_3601844.html
22 minutes | Oct 27, 2013
Did you know there is more to having the baby than HAVING the baby? What you do right after birth can affect your heath for the rest of your life. Marianne Ryan, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of the MRPT Physical Therapy clinic in Manhattan discusses what women need to do after having a baby to avoid chronic back pain or pelvic dysfunctions that can appear later in life.
27 minutes | Oct 20, 2013
Not So Baby-Wise: Answer to a Listener Question
Shelly responds to a listener email asking why in an earlier podcast, she told moms not to follow the Baby Wise method. Hear her response and what the research shows is the best way to help your child feel secure.
25 minutes | Oct 13, 2013
Lunch boxes don’t keep your child’s lunch cold enough and you don’t have time in the morning. SOLUTION: Making Lunch on the Weekend and Freezing Them! Nancy explains how she makes fun lunches for the entire week including snacks and fun stuff in an hour or so on the weekend. Nancy’s Tips to Make a Week of Lunches Ahead of Time and So They Stay Cold: make all sandwiches at once and freeze them in freezer paper (if mayo—put in the middle between layers of meat). You can even cut shapes out and freeze them. bake and freeze cookies or muffins, then take some out everyday freeze yogurts or applesauce(even pudding freezes fine) freeze water bottles freeze cheese sticks so they stay cold cut up fruits and veggies and put in containers in the fridge make bags of dry goods that can be added quickly to lunches With everything already cut up, frozen and ready, you can just grab things in the morning for your kids! Making lunches takes seconds this way. Other things to check out: Nancy’s Perfect Protein Oatmeal Cookies Good Housekeeping Review of Lunch Boxes where every lunchbox failed. http://www.echoesoflaughter.ca/2012/08/school-lunches-made-easy.html http://happymoneysaver.com/cold-lunches-in-a-day/ http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/09/06/school-lunch-photo-contest-results/ PBJ Sushi–the TOTAL hit at lunch in Elementary and JR High Roll the bread thin and flat with a rolling pin. Spread the peanut butter on the bread. Add a slice of banana and a small amount of jam. Roll the bread tight (try to keep the jam in the first time you roll so it doesn’t spread further. Place the sushi rolls in the freezer uncut. Cut them when you make lunch. Since you have extra time, some days you can make some fun lunches
38 minutes | Oct 10, 2013
Is it Your Hormones?
Nancy has been struggling after her hysterectomy with her hormones. So we are bringing back a show from Babies and Moms Birth and Beyond for those moms who might be struggling with weight and not know it could be hormonal (despite what your GP will tell you). Dr. Vaughn Johnson shares how our hormones can affect us and how even young women can have hormone issues (this is not JUST a menopause issue). Millions of women are misdiagnosed and live with symptoms of miscarriages, depression, tiredness, irritability, weight gain, hair loss, and more just because they have a simple-to-fix issue. Nancy has a lot of experience with this topic!
20 minutes | Sep 15, 2013
Nursing While Losing Weight
Shelly has never nursed her babies for very long and she thought she could not do it because she is so skinny. This time, she wanted to protect her milk and nurse for as long as possible. BUT she wanted to lose weight as well. She decided that it was something she could do if she took the right approach. Using the app My Fitness Pal, Shelly logged her calories and exercise and made sure she ate enough calories to keep the milk but also the right amount to lost weight. Listen to how she was able to lose the weight while having the richest milk she has ever produced.
25 minutes | Sep 8, 2013
What New Moms REALLY Need
Shelly has been writing down the things that new moms REALLY need to share with her daughters. We discuss what she found out and how you can really help the new moms you know (since you probably forgot what it is really like). Here is what we recently found at Costco. Can you believe it? 11 pounds of Nutella. Of course we did not buy it but jsut the thought made me happy. And I think there are a few new moms who could use some Nutella during those LONG nights when you think you will never sleep again. Ladies–if anyone deserves 11 pounds of Nutella, it is you!
36 minutes | Sep 1, 2013
After a family member’s baby received a diagnosis of liver cancer, Tricia decided to clean her house of all chemicals when the doctor told her family that they should get chemicals out of their lives. Learn about how Tricia has done this and how the last 4 months have changed her family. Learn more about Norwex cloths
14 minutes | Aug 25, 2013
What That Cry Means
Understanding your baby can be as simple as interpreting his cries. From Nancy’s book, Baby Signing 1, 2, 3, Shelly read about Priscilla Dunstan and her ability to interpret baby cries to understand what it is that babies need. After testing her baby language theory on more than 1,000 infants around the world, Priscilla says there are five words that all babies 0–3 months old say—regardless of race and culture; Neh=”I’m hungry” Owh=”I’m sleepy” Heh=”I’m experiencing discomfort” Eair=”I have lower gas” Eh=”I need to burp” Learn to listen to baby talk in this video footage here>.
19 minutes | Jul 21, 2013
Overwhelmed by the Holiday Expectations
Do you know what a leprechaun looker is or that there is a Pi holiday? We did not either. We discuss the new hysteria over holidays and birthdays powered by Pintrest and how to let your kids know you love them while not going crazy. Check out the article in the Huffington Post that sparked our conversation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-howerton/can-we-bring-the-holidays_b_2903040.html
30 minutes | Jul 14, 2013
Smart Phone Apps We Love
We discuss the smart phone apps we can’t live without and how they make our lives as moms easier. Note: We love My Job Chart for its ease of use and now that there is an app, it is even better! Check it out! Now you and your kids have your job charts wherever you have your phone.
22 minutes | Jul 7, 2013
Preparing a Child for Surgery
When your child has to have surgery, how can you prepare them so it is less stressful for them and YOU! We talk about what to do before the day of surgery and what not to do as well as how to make the transition easier. Additional Information: Here is an article Shelly found about how one doctor helps children deal with pain during surgery. It shows what doctors can do when they approach children with pain management techniques. http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2012/09/doctor-says-it-wont-hurt Makes me sad for the experiences that many of us had with doctors when we were children. Our kids can have a much better experience than we did.
20 minutes | Jun 7, 2013
Making Summer Work
Summer is a transition out of regular routine. Are you a planner or not? How do you make summer a success for you and your kids? We discuss how we face summer. Some of us are planners and others are “free range.” Learn the benefits of both styles and how to find your own style for success.
17 minutes | May 20, 2013
He is Here!
Shelly shares with us what it is like to have her new son around.
24 minutes | May 7, 2013
Our Mothers Knew It
We share insights our mothers gave us and strengths they passed on to us in honor of them this Mother’s Day! Listen with your mom and then share with her what she taught you.
34 minutes | Apr 17, 2013
Having a Baby After 40
Dr. Kari Lawrence joins us to talk about what it is like to have a baby after 40 and what Shelly can expect her birth experience to be like. She has very positive news for women who are considering having babies later in life.
28 minutes | Apr 9, 2013
Tricia is Back!
Original co-host Tricia is back to join us with her wit and wisdom. She tells us her tale of following her husband’s dream and how it has affected their family. Learn how and what she is doing now and what life lessons she has learned.
28 minutes | Mar 24, 2013
Handing Comments about Your Child with Special Needs
Claire Lerner discusses how to help your child deal with uncomfortable comments. Even though we focus on children with Special Needs, these skills work for all kids and can help your child be prepared for those times when people are less than kind. Listen and learn!
26 minutes | Mar 9, 2013
Running While Pregnant
Runner Julie Thomas discusses how things change when you are pregnant and if you can keep running. She is the mom of 6 children and trained for marathons while pregnant. Shelly, our Zumba instructor co-hosts asks all her questions about how to run when pregnant.
21 minutes | Feb 24, 2013
Shelly and Lindsay discuss various ways to “wear” your baby along with the advantages of each style of wrap. Lindsay, who has tried them all, explains why some are better than others. Check out www.wrapyourbaby.com and wwwthebabywearer.com for more information on wraps.
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