#52 – Epic Winter Adventuring

Caitlin and Laura recount the epic adventure that was a recent vacation together in a snowy forest cabin and the challenges that come with suiting yourself AND a toddler in snow pants.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#51 – Naps and Slaps


Laura opens the show describing what every young toddler mom dreads – a skipped nap. Both Caitlin and Laura talk about another podcaster who recently became a mom and reminisce about their own birth stories and the amnesia about labor and early motherhood that sets in after you’re through the hardest first months.  #idontgotthis revolves around our toddlers being sneaky in different ways. Our #igotthis moments find us patting ourselves on our backs for thinking ahead.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

Milkies milk saver

#ILikeThis: Milkies Milk Saver

When I was nursing, I never had the greatest supply and on top of that my son was a terrible weight gainer (ahem, not like his mama). For a couple of months after he was born, I would nurse him, put him down and pop on the pump immediately after to get anything left for additional bottle feeding in between nursing.  Needless to say, as someone who chose to exclusively breastfeed, every drop of my milk was precious. Anyone who’s breastfed or pumped in any capacity will surely understand, if nothing else because you want to make this uncomfortable, time consuming, occasionally painful activity of someone or something squeezing stuff out of you worthwhile. Keep Reading

#50 – Dumb Parents & Sleeping Babies

Laura and Caitlin discuss recent sleep issues they are having with their toddlers, Caitlin’s being self-inflicted.  There’s an IVF update and #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments, the latter about boneheaded moves around food.  Laura has 2 #ilikethis items so tune in to hear her recommendations.

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#49 – Shade is a Universal Language

**If you’re podcast player downloaded a 15 minute version of this episode, delete and redownload. We mention in the description that the show is slightly shorter than normal, but we didn’t mean THAT short!

Caitlin gives a not-so-great IVF update, involving a moderate amount of uncertainty. Laura recounts a day that went from bad to worse. We talk about the precedents we set when we cave to tantrums.  Today’s episode is slightly shorter than usual, a result of a those curious toddler fingers! Keep Reading

#48 – Toddlers Though

We open the show talking about recent 18 month pediatrician appointments, and the general feedback about talking, weight and development. Our #idontgotthis moments are unsurprisingly about the challenges of having toddlers and their generally wild behavior. Laura’s #igotthis revolves around creatively tiring out a little one.

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#47 – IVF Jokes Are Cool, Right?

Caitlin talks about her recent visit to the IVF clinic and wonders whether she made a few too many inappropriate jokes, and Laura’s #idontgotthis may want you to run to the bathroom immediately to wash your hands. We both reminisce about the times we’ve compared and despaired, and how unhelpful comparing children at this age is.     

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#ILikeThis: Velcro Swaddles

This series is dedicated to things that have made or are making life as a mom easier and more enjoyable. Have something you couldn’t survive motherhood without? Tweet us @heymamapodcast with #ilikethis!

Oh, swaddles. How we love thee. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to use the beautiful muslin swaddles from brands like Aden & Anais or Modern Burlap. I am a sucker for lovely prints and soft texture.  For the uninitiated, these are basically lightweight blankets that you fold around your baby like a little burrito. Why swaddle, you ask? Well, a few reasons. Keep Reading

#46 – BUBBLES

Laura covers her terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad New Year’s, but we promise it’s a funny (at least it is now) story to everyone except for maybe Tim. Caitlin updates on the IVF process and her feelings about that thus far. We both go through our #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments, which mostly involve overcoming negative emotions. Charlie chimes in with his opinion on, you guessed it, b-u-b-b-l-e-s.

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#45 – Strollers AKA Impossible Puzzles

This week we finally get to some listeners’ #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments (so, so sorry)! We also recap how Christmas morning went and Laura describes an alarming family holiday decoration that of course Charlie was fascinated with.

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