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5 & Under Mom

Summary: Share the journey of parenting young children with hosts Laura Grenmyr and Becca Kempson. Listen in as they tackle the questions that every mama faces but may be afraid to ask: from the first exhilarating, exhausting days of breastfeeding a newborn to potty-training a toddler and beyond. They will always give you their honest, and sometimes differing, opinions on what has worked or not worked for them and their little ones. Tune in weekly to their judgment-free parenting discussions! They are sisters and moms of 6 children, combined (including 4 under the age of 5). Becca is a certified lactation specialist and registered nurse and Laura owns a brand management and marketing consultancy. 5 and Under Mom is brought to you by Mommy Knows Best. You can find their products online at mommyknowsbest.com, Amazon, Jet and Walmart.com. Mommy Knows Best is the official show sponsor for 5 and Under Mom. The opinions offered on this podcast are expressly the views of the hosts and guests and do not reflect the opinions of Mommy Knows Best or any other companies involved. The opinions and statements in this podcast are accurate to the best of our knowledge although we may unintentionally have some errors, omissions or mistakes. The advice on this podcast is for informational purpose only and should not be used for medical, legal, or counseling purposes. Laura Grenmyr is not a medical or legal professional and Becca Kempson is a Certified Lactation Specialist and registered nurse; however, the opinions and advice from Becca are for informational purposes only and you should always consult your personal medical or legal professional for all advice. 5 and Under Mom reserves the rights to make edits to content at any time.

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 Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children and Debunking Some of the Myths | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:11

Moms, are you raising or want to raise bilingual/multilingual children? There are so many myths that still exist about bilingual babies and toddlers. And, research is starting to catch up with the benefits and debunking the myths that might discourage many parents from speaking multiple languages to young kids. Listen this week as Laura and Becca talk about the benefits and debunk some of the myths that persist with raising bilingual young kids.

 Going Back to Work After Baby: Re-entering the workforce after having a baby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:06

Mamas, are you going back to work after having a baby or trying to decide if you want to go back to work after staying at home with babies and toddlers. Listen this week as Becca and Laura talk about their experiences going back to work either right after having a baby or trying to re-enter after a few years away. It can be stressful but planning this out during pregnancy or during maternity leave will make the transition easier.

 Pumping 101: Talking about pumping while breastfeeding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:11

Moms, do you have questions about pumping, either exclusively or occasionally? We talk about the practical concerns and questions that moms have about pumping while breastfeeding. This can be for a working mom or moms that want a freezer supply. Listen as Becca, a certified lactation specialist, and Laura, her sister, talk about pumping while breastfeeding their little ones.

 Traveling with Babies and Toddlers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:41

The holiday season (and summers) are filled with the need to travel. When you have babies and toddlers, this is a very stressful time. Laura and Becca share their own experiences traveling by car and by plane with their babies. Listen to their strategies on flying and driving babies and toddlers.

 Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety: Sharing tough days after having baby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:23

Moms, those postpartum days are exhilarating and exciting with a new baby in your arms. And then you start feeling down or anxious and don’t know why. Becca and Laura talk about the symptoms and their own experiences with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.

 Learning to Trust Your Mommy Instincts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:56

Moms, raising a healthy and developing baby and toddler is difficult enough without factoring fevers and sniffles. Listen this week as Laura and Becca talk about learning to trust your mommy instints.

 Terrible 2s: How to Survive (and Thrive) Toddler Temper Tantrums | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:25

Moms Laura and Becca share stories and strategies about the dreaded time in toddlerhood…the terrible twos! Every toddler goes through some version of this so come share in the journey with Laura and Becca. Tune in this week to share in the terrible 2s.

 Live Your Life to the Fullest (with the Family that You Have) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:12

Moms, your life changed once you had small kids, toddlers and babies but that does not mean that you cannot still live life to the fullest. Life throws us curveballs but Laura and Becca talk about how to break through and live your life to the fullest with the family that you have! Tune in this week to share our parenting journey and pursuit in living the life to the fullest.

 How to talk to your young kids about money - Interview with Brad Graber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:26

Moms, would you rather talk about anything but money? This week, we talk to Brad Graber, a financial counselor, about how to start your kids right on the path to financial literacy. Tune in this week as we continue our parenting journey and talk about money and young kids and toddlers!

 Adventures in Potty-Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:46

Moms! Potty-training can be hard and time-consuming but an essential part of growing up and toddlerhood! Laura and Becca talk about their experiences in potty-training toddlers (and sometimes the long, arduous journey that it can become)! Tune in this week to share our journey in potty-training!

 Breastfeeding a Toddler: Continuing to Breastfeed Past 12 Months | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:51

Are there any moms that are and/or want to continue breastfeeding their toddler past 12 months of age? Becca and Laura talk about the benefits, the challenges and strategies for mommies that want to nurse their toddlers (Plus Becca has breastfed 3 of her kids past 12 months of age). Tune in to share the journey of breastfeeding!

 What We Wished We Knew Before We Got Pregnant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:33

This podcast is for those that are moms-to-be or new moms (or experienced moms that are pregnant again). Today, Becca and Laura talk about what they wished they would have known about being pregnant and being a new mom. The discussion gets real as they talk about their own birth stories and everything from postpartum anxiety and depression. Tune in to share the journey of parenting (including the pregnancy journey).

 Mommy Feelings: “I cannot do it all” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:12

Moms! We all have that feeling some days that we cannot do everything that needs to be done. We have young kids, a home to maintain, work, and nurturing everyone in our life! This week, Becca and Laura talk about what can trigger those feelings in their own lives and the strategies that they use to cope! Tune in to share the journey of parenting young kids and get through those days when getting everything done (and done perfectly) are overwhelming!

 Finding Organization in the Midst of Kid (and Husband) Chaos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:10

Are you a mom that has a spouse (or maybe it’s you) that struggles with organization, especially with all the toys and supplies that come with babies and young kids? Tune in this week as Becca and Laura talk about their struggles and solutions with organizing their homes. Every week, they share their parenting journey (including struggles and successes)!

 How to Constructively Fill Your Day with Babies and Toddlers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:27

At the beginning of the day, do you ever wonder how to fill your day? Laura and Becca discuss how they constructively set up their days with babies and toddlers in a way to accomplish all the goals (and keep it fun) for their little ones. Tune in to share the parenting journey with them and keep the interest and fun in the day!


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