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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.

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 Excited for back to school or dreading it? Let's cut each other some slack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:31

Host Lindsay Aerts and Ganel-Lyn Condie discuss how back to school time can be a big relief to some moms. It means schedules are back to normal, kids are spending their days learning and growing, they have a warm meal every day, and moms get some relief from childcare demands and the summer overwhelm of having kids in the house 24-7. And for other moms it feels like it adds more stress, it means homework, carting to extracurriculars, over scheduled kids, and a general feeling of being more busy.

 How to not get swallowed by pregnancy worry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:59

Host Lindsay Aerts is 24 weeks pregnant and talks about her journey thus far. She discusses with author and public speaker, Ganel-lyn Condie about how pregnancy and mom worries can swallow you if you're not careful. So many things can seemingly go wrong, you're so emotionally invested in growing a human that the stakes feel that much higher. Lindsay discusses her strategy for coping with some of the worries that pop up for her while being pregnant. 

 We as moms need to check our own body image issues to help our daughters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:01

Host Lindsay Aerts and her guest Ganel-Lyn Condie discuss what our young girls are seeing that may be causing them to feel shame around their bodies. There are many factors at play, women seen on tv and movies, magazines, and social media all still seem to portray a message that skinny is good and no other body type is worthy. Lindsay and Ganel-Lyn discuss the problem our young girls are facing and what they see as some of the fixes.

 Your life can shift DRAMATICALLY after having a kid, and there's a name for it | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:38

The birth of a mother. That is the definition of the word matrescence. It's the transition into motherhood described in the New York Times article, “Birth of a Mother”. Like adolescence, it is a transitionary period. Being pregnant is like going through puberty all over again: your hormones go nuts, your hair and skin don’t behave the way you’d like, and you develop a new relationship with a body that seems to have a mind of its own. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses with Monica Ahshton of The Healing G

 4 ways a mom's life gets flipped upside down after having kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:39

The birth of a mother. That is the definition of the word matrescence. It's the transition into motherhood described in the New York Times article, “Birth of a Mother”. Like adolescence, it is a transitionary period. Being pregnant is like going through puberty all over again: your hormones go nuts, your hair and skin don’t behave the way you’d like, and you develop a new relationship with a body that seems to have a mind of its own.

 How to support youself after your identity shifts to mom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:01

The birth of a mother. That is the definition of the word matrescence. It's the transition into motherhood described in the New York Times article, “Birth of a Mother”. Like adolescence, it is a transitionary period. Being pregnant is like going through puberty all over again: your hormones go nuts, your hair and skin don’t behave the way you’d like, and you develop a new relationship with a body that seems to have a mind of its own.

 Here's how to help moms who don't even have diapers for their kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:33

Here's how to help moms who don't even have diapers for their kids

 Why Moms Aren't Talking about the Hard Stuff of Motherhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:26

Motherhood often looks different on the pages of social media than it does in real life. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses an opinion piece in the Washington post about why we owe to each other as moms to share the messy parts of motherhood. She's joined by Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy for the YWCA Utah. They discuss things like fear of judgement, shame, denial, not wanting to seem ungrateful, and more.

 Why we owe it to each other to talk about motherhood struggles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:55

Motherhood often looks different on the pages of social media than it does in real life. Host Lindsay Aerts shares why it is so important for moms to talk about the hard parts of motherhood, because she herself felt so alone and broken for having a hard time becoming a mom that she wishes so desperately someone had shared their struggles with her. She's joined by Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy for the YWCA Utah.

 If Serena Williams finds motherhood hard so can you | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:02

Motherhood often looks different on the pages of social media than it does in real life. Tennis star Serena Williams has been open with her struggles through her transition to motherhood and host Lindsay Aerts sees it as an example of why it's okay for motherhood to feel hard and why it's so important for women to talk about that. She's joined by Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy for the YWCA Utah. They discuss some of the things Serena has said she's going through since becoming a mom.

 The Shock of Pregnancy after Infertility | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:13

The Shock of Pregnancy after Infertility

 Why Being Pregnant After Infertility Can Cause Survivors Guilt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:20

If you've experienced getting pregnant after dealing with infertility you have experienced survivors guilt, a feeling like you don't deserve to be pregnant when there are so many other women who deserve to be. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with mom of two and the Executive Director of the Utah Infertility Resource Center, Camille Hawkins who finds herself pregnant with her first biological child after struggling with infertility for nine years.

 What NOT to say to someone dealing with Infertility | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:23

Infertility can come with a range of causes and is not just a women's issue. Many couples dealing with infertility have been struggling for a long time and saying some of these common things invalidates their experience. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with mom of two and the Executive Director of the Utah Infertility Resource Center, Camille Hawkins who finds herself pregnant with her first biological child after struggling with infertility for nine years.

 What NOT to say to a pregnant woman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:58

Now that host Lindsay Aerts is pregnant she's noticed some people want to comment on how her body looks, touch it without permission, and say some things that just shouldn't be said to any pregnant woman, or any woman for that matter. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses these with mom of two and the Executive Director of the Utah Infertility Resource Center, Camille Hawkins who finds herself pregnant with her first biological child after struggling with infertility for nine years.

 What scares me about adding another child | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:49

Host Lindsay Aerts has made a major announcement, she's expecting a baby boy in December! It's wonderfully exciting but also a bit nerve wracking. Lindsay often describes her transition into motherhood as "rocky" and for a while found motherhood all consuming and just really hard. So for her to decide to have another child was a major life decision. She talks about what went into that decision and some of the fears she has as she prepares to add another kid to her family. 

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