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The Mom Show
40 minutes | Jan 21, 2023
Former Mrs. Utah's Postpartum Mood Disorder Story
Postpartum Mood and Anxiety disorders don't discriminate when it comes to who they impact. Former Mrs. Utah, McKenna Rose Brown shares her story of feeling postpartum rage and how she discovered that was a symptom of her postpartum mood disorder. Host Lindsay Aerts also talks with Megan Johnson of The Emily Effect, a Utah non-profit who's raising awareness for the illness. For tickets to McKenna's Stirry movie, Stand with Moms, click here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Jul 9, 2022
Why race representation matters for moms and women
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project about her latest reaserch showing some of the areas where American Indian women don't have access to the same resources as white women. They discuss with Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about why it's so important that different races and ethnitcities to be represented in positions of leadership, and how that all ties into policy that's enacted, specifically in Utah. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
Climbing out of the darkness of postpartum mood disorders
Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can be scary and confusing. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with two women who've experienced, and worked with women who have experienced postpartum depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. They discuss how to know if you have one, how to get help, and an amazing event coming up to raise awareness. The annual Climb out of the Darkness walk is happening Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 9 AM at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. You can find more details here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
How to get more girls in STEM careers. why seeing women on the GOP Senate debate stage matters
The Utah Women and Leadership Project is out with some new research showing Utah isn't quite up to speed for women working STEM careers. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the UWLP founder, Dr. Susan Madsen, and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about why getting young girls involved in STEM activities is really they key to set them up for careers. They also discuss the recent GOP Senate debate and why it's important for women to be represented in politics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | May 27, 2022
Healing from collective trauma and postpartum mood disorders
Following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, host Lindsay Aerts talks about how that event is a collective trauma for everyone. She's joined by Ashley from Reach Counseling and Kelly from the group Moms Club of Sandy. They not only discuss the tragic events, and coping skills, they also discuss what mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders those might be going through in light of the added stress. They outline the different types of postpartum issues, and how to find resources. Plus, the Moms Club of Sandy is holding an event June 4th to raise money for mothers experiencing postpartum to get free therapy services. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | May 22, 2022
Everything to know about the formula shortage in Utah
By now, you've probably heard multiple stories about the nation wide formula shortage. This week, doctors with the University of Utah held a press event giving updates on the status of the shortage in Utah. They discussed how Utah is mostly seeing this shortage affect specialty formulas, why you shouldn't dilute or make your own formula, whether it's safe to have someone else breastfeed your baby, and whether you can get milk from Utah's mother's milk bank. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | May 13, 2022
When you don't love Mother's Day
Mother's Day can be glorious for some, and hard for others. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about why they don't love the day. They also discuss Dr. Madsen's recent research about Utah's Pacific Islander and Asian women. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
How to protect your WiFi baby monitor from being hacked
A local social media influencer and blogger recently shared about how her son's baby monitor had been hacked. The Utah mother shared how she caught a creepy man's distorted voice coming through her 3 year-old's camera. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with online safety expert from SafeWise Rebecca Edwards about how to make sure your baby monitor can't get hacked, the signs of a potential intrusion. and how to sure up your home WiFi network. They also define some common tech terms to make sure you can secure your router at home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
When Utah's women are stereotyped and how to handle it
New Utah research shows women in the state still receive sexist comments. Most often those comments are in the form of stereotypes or the de-valuing of women. Host Lindsay Aerts shares examples of when this happens, and what to do about it, with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Childcare and period products legislation
Utah's legislature recently passed a childcare amendments bill that creates grants using COVID-19 funds for child care centers that enter into contracts with employers to provide child care for their employees. Additionally, it changes the number of children licensed and unlicensed providers may care for, among other changes. Utah also passed a bill providing funds for some public schools to implement full-day kindergarten. And, in a unanimous show of support, lawmakers also passed a bill to put period products in the girls bathroom of every Utah school in the state. Host Lindsay Aerts talks about these bills with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
How many single mothers in Utah are living in poverty
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project about research that shows just how many moms in Utah are single, and living in poverty. Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project also shares her perspectives on how we can help mothers living in poverty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Every girl in Utah schools will have access to period products next school year
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Emily Bell McCormick of The Period Project about how her bill to put mensuration products in ever Utah school in Utah. It's received a lot of support on Utah's Capitol Hill. Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project also shares her thoughts on how girls in Utah will benefit from this legislation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
If you're a mom wanting to get into Utah politics
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about how many women are in Utah politics, and how Utah compares to the rest of the nation. They also discuss reasons why not as many women in Utah run for office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
How to create mom-friendly company policies
Every business is going to have company policies specific to their industry needs, however Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how they may be able to make it easier on moms and families to balance career and home life. She talks with Holland&Hart’s Utah-based law associate, Karina Sargsian, who is a young mother of three. They discuss the policies her law firm has created specifically to retain mothers. Karina is both an expert in managing complex employment and commercial litigation while knowing just which color of sippy cup is acceptable to a toddler. She offers insight into what companies can do to keep moms working toward their career goals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
The state of childcare in Utah
According to the Utah Women and Leadership Project, 54% of Utah families need childcare in Utah. And that was before the pandemic hit. But is there enough being done by state lawmakers to help families get access to it? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Erin Jemison, a public policy consultant and Marin Christensen, Associate Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project who have co-authored a report on how other states have been trying to find childcare solutions. And what Utah can do to follow suit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
Why Utah consistantly ranks worst in the nation for women's equality
Every year Wallet Hub ranks the state's for how they do in Women's Equality. For four years in a row, Utah has ranked last. Host Lindasy Aerts dives into research from the Utah Women's and Leadership Project, dissecting why. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
When your motherhood journey includes a stay at Primary Children's Hospital
This week was the KSL Newsradio Give-a-thon, raising money for Primary Children's Hospital. Join Host Lindsay Aerts as she talks with a mom who's baby has had a plethora of time spent there, how she copes, and how the hospital has helped make her journey much less traumatic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
When motherhood and working for pay are both full time jobs
We all know that women who stay home, work. And women who work outside the home also have 40 hours they put into their paying jobs. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Owner and founder of Osmond Designs, Interior Designs and Furniture stores Heather Osmond about some of her experiences with four kids as she built her business from the ground up. Lindsay recently transitioned to working for pay full time, and she shares what that shift has been like. They also discuss why the number of hours you are with your kids in a day doesn't equate to how much you love them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Should mensuration products be in every Utah public school?
In this week's episode of the State of Women in Utah, we discuss a push to put period products, like pads and tampons, in every Utah public school. Emily Bell McCormick, with The Policy Project and Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership project join host Lindsay Aerts to talk about Emily's efforts to get Utah lawmakers on board with the idea. They discuss why the need is so great in Utah, and why is hasn't been done yet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Swig founder reveals 2nd breast cancer scare, launches SAVE THE CUPS campaign
Swig is a locally founded soda shop that is quite popular in Utah. Its founder, Nicole Tanner was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago and had her medical bills paid. Now, she wants to do the same for other women going through it. Nicole advocates for early detection, something she attributes to saving her life. But Nicole is also going through a 2nd breast cancer scare currently, and reveals to Host Lindsay Aerts how she's feeling as a recent mammogram detected another irregularity. She doesn't know yet if that one is cancerous. Nicole talks about all this, and how you can give back to help pay the medical bills of women going through breast cancer this month, through the Save the Cups campaign at Swig! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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