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I Like Your Mom Bun
22 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Episode 20: Season One Wrap Up + Friendship Goals for 2019
Join us as we wrap up Season 1 of I Like Your Mom Bun! We dish about our favorite episodes, our least and celebrate our most popular episodes. We chat about who we’d love to have on the show for next season, then look ahead to 2019 and talk about our friendship goals for the new year.
17 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Episode 19: 6 Signs It's Time to Let Go of a Friendship
In this episode we are looking into a few signs that it may be time to let a friendship go. Sometimes friendships can be holding us back from the friends we are really looking for. Or from they joy friendships should bring to your life. This episode will help you evaluate the your friendships and empower you to seek relationships that add value to your life. SUMMARYNicole shares the #1 thing that turns her off from a friendshipWe discuss how negativity effects other aspects of our lives and relationshipsMandy + Nicole discuss ways to analyze if your friends value you + your friendshipWe talk about the red flag to be aware of when it comes to communication in friendshipsMandy + Nicole discuss whether or not different parenting styles is reason for letting a friendship go
26 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Episode 18: How to Host the Perfect Playdate
If there is one thing Nicole + Mandy love doing, it’s hosting playdates. In today’s episode we are sharing our secrets for hosting a successful playdate in your home. From preparing to making it enjoyable, we are sharing our best tips and tricks. The Highlight ReelMandy shares her 15 minute pre-playdate cleanup.Nicole shares her trick for making toy sharing easier on playdates.Mandy + Nicole remanence about some memorable playdates they have attended and hosted.We discuss the logistics of a playdate—how many to invite, how to invite etc.Nicole spills the beans on how she preps food for playdates and Mandy shares her food hack.We go in depth on what to do when someone is overstaying their welcome.We share our favorite activities for keeping the little ones entertained, so you can focus on making mom friends.Resources MentionedPlaydate Etiquette The serving board Mandy uses.
29 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Episode 17: Playdate Etiquette: What You Need to Know Before You Go
You've been invited to your first play date—hooray! What do you do and how do you turn a playdate for your little ones into a mom friendship for you. In this episode, Mandy and Nicole go in depth on the dos and don'ts of attending a playdate with your little one. SummaryMandy + Nicole share updates on their hunts for new mom friends.Mandy remanences on some of the creative playdates she has attended at Nicole’s house.We share rule #1 of playdates—you do not want to mess this one up!We discuss simple ideas for showing appreciation to the host. Mandy talk about how to follow-up after the playdate to build that friendship.We go over some of the common questions when it comes to playdates like bringing snacks and where to change a diaper.How long should you stay at a playdate? We’re giving you the specific amount of time we feel keeps you from overstaying your welcome.Nicole shares her thoughts on whether or not you should be reciprocating the playdate invite afterwards.
18 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
Episode 16: First Impressions
Do first impressions really matter when it comes to making mom friends? In this episodes Nicole and Mandy are sharing their thoughts on the impact a first impression can have. They share some common mistakes you might be making that can affect the first impression you are leaving on others and tips for hitting that friendship off from the start. THE HIGHLIGHT REELWe discuss how long it can take to change your initial first impression.Mandy + Nicole share their thoughts on the first time they met each other. Nicole talks about appearance and the role it plays in first impressions.We talk about the affect body language can have when you are seeking new friends.We share some common red flags that can turn a potential friend off.Mandy + Nicole dive into their tips for making a great first impression.
16 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Episode 15: 5 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Mom Friends
In this episode we discuss 5 of the most common reasons moms struggle with finding mom friends. From insecurities to demeanor, we’re tackling it all. If you’ve been searching for your momma tribe, we hope this episode will inspire you to try a few different approaches to seek those friendships. THE HIGHLIGHT REELWe chat about some common insecurities that keeps us from finding the friends we are looking for.Nicole discusses how your body language and demeanor can play an impact on cultivating friendships.We ask a few questions that will help you think through why you are actually seeking friends in the first place.Mandy dives into her fears of imperfection and how it can hinder friendships.
22 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Episode 14: Where to Find Mom Friends
In this much requested episode, we’re sharing our list of awesome places to find mom friends. Inspired by a listener’s message to us, where covering all of our ideas for finding mom friends—from the obvious to the unexpected. By the end of the episode, you will be armed with ideas on where to find the friend you have been looking for. THE HIGHLIGHT REELWe share a message from a listener that brought us to tears.Nicole dives into some of her favorite organized activities to participate in when searching for friends.Mandy shares her experiences making friends in a new neighborhood.Nicole + Mandy share ideas for organizations to join during pregnancy and postpartum to find your tribe early on.We go over some unexpected places that may actually be the best spots to find that friend you’ve been looking for. LINKS & RESOURCESBarnes & Noble Story TimeKindermusikBoo-ing NeighborsICANLa Leche LeagueBaby Wearing InternationalMOPS
42 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
Episode 13: Everything You Need To Know About Mom Groups with Amy Davieau
In this episode, we are welcoming Amy Davieau on our show. Amy is the founder of a moms group called Where Mom & Work Meet. We are diving into a conversation around where to find mom groups, how to start your own, the benefits of being in mom groups and so much more. THE HIGHLIGHT REELNicole shares her recent mom friend wins.Mandy shares her embarrassing experience joining a new mom group.Amy fills us in on the inspiration behind creating Where Mom & Work Meet.We discuss the topic of virtual mom groups and how to create a friendship from one.Amy talks about her identity struggle after having a baby and how a mom group helped her through that phase. Nicole, Mandy + Amy dive into the topic of joining mom groups with mom’s in different phases of life.We talk about how mom groups can be used for crowd sourcing and referrals.LINKS & RESOURCESWhere Mom & Work MeetMeetup.comMealtrain.com About Amy Amy Davieau is a Tucson native and Phoenix transplant by way of Chicago. After spending 7 glorious years living la vida DINK (duel income no kids) Amy and her husband decided to head back to the desert to start their family. Moving at 6 months pregnant presented some unique challenges but 4 years and two kids later, Amy has found her groove as a full time working mom. Amy believes fully that “it takes a village” and has worked tirelessly to build hers. She’s also passionate about helping other moms find theirs and is co-founder and president of Where Mom and Work Meet a women’s networking group that focuses on connection and support no matter what season of career you are in. When she’s not busy chasing her two little loves around or trying to become mom boss extraordinaire, she enjoys reading, running and a good glass of wineYou can check out Amy’s mom bun here:Where Mom & Work Meet on InstagramWhere Mom & Work Meet Facebook Page
20 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Episode 12: Dos & Don'ts for Meeting a Social Media Friends in Real Life
In this episode, Nicole + Mandy are sharing their experiences, successes and tips for turning a social media friends into a real life friend. If you’ve ever wished you and a social media friend were BFF’s in real life—you won’t want to miss this episode! THE HIGHLIGHT REELMandy shares her process of planting seeds for an in-person friendship.Nicole + Mandy share a few safety tips they have learned as they meet social media friends in person.We tackle the topic of how to ask a social media friend to meet in real life—without coming off as creepy.Nicole fills us in on her favorite conversations to have on her first in-person date.Mandy + Nicole share their tips for solidifying that friendship after the first meeting. LINKS & RESOURCESMeetup.com
32 minutes | Sep 11, 2018
Episode 11: Mom's Night Out 101
In this episode we are sharing everything you need to know about planning a mom's night out. From who to invite, what to do, where to host, and what to talk about--we've got you covered for some self-care with your favorite mommas! THE HIGHLIGHT REELFirst dates with kids or without kids? We're tackling this question!Sharing our experiences with our most recent mom's night outs.Mandy + Nicole share their 5 favorite activities and locations for mom's night outs.Using Facebook Events to plan your next mom's night out--we're telling you how to do it!Nicole + Mandy discuss great conversation starters to use during your next mom's night out.LINKS & RESOURCESTupelo Honey (great spot in Greenville for mom's morning out)Postino's (Wine + Bruschetta Board on Mondays for $20)Bella Gusto (Wine + Pizza on Tuesdays for $22)
30 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Episode 10: How to Open Yourself Up to New Friendships
This week we are excited to dive into our first listener comment! A listener we have nicknamed "K" reached out about some of her experience making mom friends in her town. She inspired us to have a conversation about how to make yourself open to new friendships. We share our best tips for being approachable and the best ways to foster friendships when other moms seek you out. THE HIGHLIGHT REELNicole talks about what it is like to be on the receiving end of a mom seeking a friend.Mandy shares how she blew a potential friendship at preschool drop off.We discuss ways to let your guard down and so people will know you are interested in their company.Mandy & Nicole discuss their fears of ulterior motives when it comes to new friends.
37 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
Episode 9: Fitting in Friendships as a Working Mom With Dr. Shelly
Finding friends and time for friendships can be difficult as a working mom. In this episode we are welcoming Shelly From Doctor Mommy, MD onto the show to share her experiences. From mom guilt to crazy work schedules she's filling us in on the importance of friendships in her life, advice for other moms who work outside of the home, how she met her tribe, and how she makes time for cultivating these relationships. This is an episode you won't want to miss! THE HIGHLIGHT REELShelly shares her crazy work schedule and how she balances it with her social life.We discuss mom guilt when it comes to spending time with girlfriends.Shelly shares the story of how she met her village (it involves some tears and a baby dear!)Mandy and Nicole talk about finding time for friendships and Shelly shares her handy process for getting time together on the calendar.Shelly spills the beans on the app she uses to stay in touch with her friends when life is hectic.Nicole, Mandy and Shelly dream about wine and cheese and the perfect mom date.LINKS & RESOURCESMarco Polo AppSilver Pebble Photography About ShellyI’m Shelly, a Family Medicine/ Sports Medicine Physician, blogger at Doctor Mommy, MD, wife, and mama to Mason, a spunky 10 month old boy! I’m from the big city, but currently exploring country life with our family and two dogs. I love spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen, a glass of wine enjoyed with good friends, staying active, making our house a home, and exploring the world. Since becoming a Mom, I have found a passion in helping Moms through this season of life, especially with breastfeeding and all things parenting related!You can check out Shelly's mom bun here:Website: Doctor Mommy, MDInstagram: @DoctormommyMDFacebook: @DoctorMommyMD
22 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
Episode 8: Breaking The Ice
Getting the conversation started with someone you don't know can be a tricky (and intimidating!) thing to do. Whether it's a mom you've seen around at school drop off and want to get to know - or someone you just saw for the first time at the park, we're giving you all our secrets for breaking the ice to start paving the way towards a future friendship. THE HIGHLIGHT REELMandy & Nicole share their favorite conversation starters for breaking the ice at school drop off.We discuss our favorite questions to ask when we meet a new mom for the first time.Nicole shares what type of compliments can start a conversation--and the one mom she is always complimenting.Mandy & Nicole discuss etiquette around stating opinions as a way to break the ice.We share resources for being in-the-know on everything going around in town & how this can help you break the ice.LINKS & RESOURCESGVL Today InstagramCity of Chandler & City of Mesa on InstagramGilbertNowChipotle (where you can always find delicious guac!)
23 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Episode 7: 7 Friends That Every Mom Needs
A variety of different friends can help you create the supportive momma tribe you need. Mandy and Nicole are deep diving into the seven types of mom friends that they feel are important to have. From the adventurous mom to the friend without kids, and everything in between, this episode will leave you pondering what type of friends you should be looking for. THE HIGHLIGHT REELWe share our thoughts on the importance of a friend with a little one the same age as yours.Nicole gives us ideas on where to find mom friends with little ones who are similar in age.Mandy & Nicole talk about the type of mom friend they love to have.We talk about the importance of having friends without kids.Mandy shares the type of mom friends she has been looking for as the new girl in town.Nicole tells us what attracts her to engage in a conversation with a potential mom friend.We discuss virtual mom friendships and the impact they have had on our motherhood experiences.LINKS & RESOURCESMeetup.com
17 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Episode 6: Making Time for Friends When Your Schedule is Crazy
As moms our schedules are crazy, so we often have to get creative when it comes to making time for the things that matter - like friendships. In this episode, Mandy & Nicole talk about their favorite ways to make time for friends and keeping friendships alive and well during these hectic days of motherhood. THE HIGHLIGHT REELWe chat about how we use technology to keep in touch even when we may not see our friends for months at a time.To chat on the phone or to not chat on the phone? We delve in to the debate of phone calls with friends.Nicole spills the beans on how she using regular household chores to meet up with friends.Mandy shares how creating traditions has helped her find time to spend with her tribe.We share tips for pulling together a last minute playdate + why these last minute playdates are the best.Grouping friendships is one of our favorite techniques for making time for friends and we're telling you why.LINKS & RESOURCESOur preschool co-opAnd because we know you are all curious...here's that Instagram account Nicole mentioned she sent to a friend. You're welcome ;)
29 minutes | Jul 30, 2018
Episode 5: Finding Your Tribe though a Preschool Co-op
A preschool co-op is a great tool for finding a tribe of mommas with kids similar in age to your own. After participating in a wildly successful, mom-run preschool co-op for over 2 years, Mandy and Nicole are spilling the beans on what made it so successful and how you can start your own. THE HIGHLIGHT REELNicole discusses the differences between a preschool co-op and a regular preschool.We share tips on what made our preschool co-op so successful.Mandy talks about the best age for your little ones to join a preschool co-op.We discuss how to find moms to create the co-op with.Nicole shares our strategy for dividing the responsibility.We spill the beans on what we taught each week and the helpful curriculum resource we followed.LINKS & RESOURCESMeetup.comBusy ToddlerHere's a glimpse at our welcome board we would use every class. Each child would come up and velcro their photo to the board while the rest of the class would sing hello to them.
29 minutes | Jul 24, 2018
Episode 4: Making Mom Friends as an Expat with Hannah Kelley
Meet Hannah. A mom, a wife and an American living her first years of motherhood in Japan. In this episode we will deep dive into the similarities and differences of finding your tribe when you're hundreds (or thousands) of miles away from family and friends. THE HIGHLIGHT REELHanna tells what brought her to Japan and a little about life there with her familyWe chat about the struggles of making mom friends at home and abroadWe discuss the role of social media when keeping in touch with friends near and farHannah shares some humorous stories about her mom friend journey as an expatLINKS & RESOURCESFacebookLine appInstagram About Hannah My name is Hannah Kelley. I married a handsome fella and we have the most rambunctious blue-eyed baby girl named Lucy. We our currently living life in the peaceful country side of Japan. I have stepped away from my career as a busy pediatric ICU nurse to live my dream as a full time Mama in this season. I love making new friends and try to live everyday like it’s a gift.You can check out Hannah's mom bun on her instagram:@HiSushiMama
37 minutes | Jul 17, 2018
Episode 3: Cultivating Friendships in Your Neighborhood with Jenn Krenn
Having great friends just a few doors down is every moms dream. Friends in your neighborhood means last minute play dates, company for the simplest daily tasks and someone to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. In this episode we are chatting with Jenn Krenn - she gives all her insider tips on how she found her tribe right on her street! The Highlight ReelJenn talks about the perks of having friends living so close to her.We discuss using social media to connect with moms in your neighborhood.Mandy talks about how she has been working on building friendships in her new neighborhood.We debate the age old rule of house cleaning before company.Jenn shares ideas for ways to find friends on your block.If you're looking for a new home, we share a few tidbits of what you should lookout for as you house hunt. Our 8 Secrets for Making Friends in Your Neighborhood Email Address Send me the tips! We respect your privacy. Check-your inbox! Links & ResourcesFacebookNextDoor App Jenn Krenn Jenn Krenn (hey, that rhymes!) is a mom of two toddler boys who is married to her high school sweetheart and convinced that someday she will publish a novel. A former blogger, part-time freelance writer and full-time pun enthusiast, she is passionate about books, golf, photography, and Northwestern and Packers football.You can check out Jenn's mom bun on her Instagram: @homesweettome
22 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
Episode 2: Five Ways to Take Hopeful Friendships to the Next Level
In this episode we tackle one of the most asked questions--how to turn acquaintances into friends. We are spilling the beans on 5 actionable ways to turn those hellos at the park or mommy-and-me class into fulfilling friendships. The Highlight ReelMandy talks about making friends after her cross country move.Nicole dishes her secrets on how to ask a mom for her phone number.How to make those first in home playdates a success.We share simple ideas for acts of kindness to deepen your friendship.Nicole spills the beans on the text message that bonded her to one of her first mom friends.Links & ResourcesMeal Train to organize bringing meals to a mom in needMeet-up.com to find new friends in your area
22 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome To I Like Your Mom Bun!
In this first episode of I Like Your Mom Bun you’ll get to meet us, Mandy & Nicole. We will fill you in on things like our families, our biggest mom crushes, how we met and just how this little podcast came about! The Highlight ReelMandy talks about her husband and 2 kids and where their big move will beNicole introduces herself and her familyThe inside scoop on how Mandy and Nicole metWe dish about our biggest mom crushesA peek into how I Like Your Mom Bun got startedLinks & ResourcesMandy’s Website: www.MommaSociety.com Instagram: @MommaSocietyNicole’s Website: www.FoodieMisadventures.com Instagram: @FoodieMisadventuresHow Mandy & Nicole met – www.meetup.comSome of our Mom crushes:Kate Bryan Instagram: K8_SmallThings https://www.instagram.com/k8_smallthingsEmily Ley Instagram: @Emilyley https://www.instagram.com/emilyley/Rachel Hollis Instagram: @Msrachelhollis https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/
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