The Mom Show
Summary: 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.
Do you pick up your baby the moment she cries? Do your run to her every need the second she needs it? Most of would say yes, simply because we want to be good moms and attend to our babes. Host Lindsay Aerts sits down with baby sleep expert Marietta Paxson of LittleDreamers.us to discuss whether this may be making our jobs, like helping our kids fall asleep, harder and she gives some tips for why we should wait just a second to respond to them.
Some experts recommend leaving your baby to fall asleep and letting them cry until they do. As a mom, this is one of the hardest things to listen to and some say it could affect attachment. Host Lindsay Aerts sits down with baby sleep expert Marietta Paxson of LittleDreamers.us to settle whether it's harmful for baby to let them cry it out. For information on Exhausted Mama No More, Newborn Sleep Workshop, visit https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep
Many moms see co-sleeping as a risk they're not willing to take, other moms do it out of sheer desperation for some rest or just like being that close to their little ones. Host Lindsay Aerts sits down with baby sleep expert Marietta Paxson of LittleDreamers.us to talk about what you can do if you are going to co sleep with your baby. For information on Exhausted Mama No More, Newborn Sleep Workshop, visit https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep
Sleep. The ultimate need for parents of a newborn but it's often illusive in those first three to four months. Host Lindsay Aerts sits down with baby sleep expert Marietta Paxson of LittleDreamers.us to talk about whether it is in fact possible to sleep train a newborn baby. For information on Exhausted Mama No More, Newborn Sleep Workshop, visit https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep
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Host Lindsay Aerts experienced postpartum anxiety and OCD and recalls the common, yet often misunderstood, symptom of scary or intrusive thoughts. She talks about a conversation she had with an elderly man who clearly just didn't understand that the thoughts were a symptom of an illness, not necessarily how she felt about her child. If you're having thoughts that are distressing to you, visit this website. https://www.psiutah.org/
Italy is one of several countries offering incentives to have more kids. The European nation is offering free land if you have your third kid next year. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with FM100.3's Rebecca Cressman about whether or not they would take an incentive to have another kid
Do you spank? Does it work for you in disciplining your child? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with midday host Rebecca Cressman of FM100.3 about whether or not they spank their kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with new statements on spanking saying that it is both ineffective and harmful for children using their strongest language yet to warn parents not to do it.
Grandparents may play a vital roll in children's lives, and in helping mom and dad get some much needed relief from childcare duties. Should grandparents be paid for watching their grandchildren or is their time spent with their grandkids a given? Host Lindsay Aerts dives into the question with Rebecca Cressman, midday host on FM100.3
It's often described as ambivalence in motherhood, having strong conflicting feelings at the same time. And it's totally okay. Sometimes these look like thoughts of I love my child desperately and I am resentful of how much work it is to take care of her. I am grateful for a healthy pregnancy and I'm hating how much pain I'm in. This shows up so often for moms and can cause a lot of pain because we don't always allow ourselves to have negative feelings around motherhood relationships.
Host Lindsay Aerts is pregnant with baby number two who's due in December. As she contemplates this upcoming change, she's wondering if you found transitioning from one kid to two difficult. She reads listener experiences from both Instagram (Instagram.com/KSLMOMSHOW) and Facebook. While there is always a transition adding a child to a family she's hopeful that it won't be as shocking as she found going from no children to having one.
No one really wants to see their child in pain, physical or emotional. Host Lindsay Aerts talks about how she believes our children need to experience emotional pain though in order to become the people they're meant to be. Most people know this in theory but letting them experience the hard stuff is easier said than done. She's joined by author and public speaker, Ganel-Lyn Condie and discuss empathy versus sympathy in helping our children through difficult experiences.
Being a mom comes with many high, highs and some often really low, lows. Even in the course of a day you can go from loving every second of parenthood to questioning why you decided having kids was a good idea. Of course we all love our children, but host Lindsay Aerts hopes sharing her parenting good and bad moments of the week help other moms feel not so alone in the many hard moments of motherhood. She's joined by author and public speaker, Ganel-Lyn Condie who shares her own parenting highs and lows.