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Shopping for Activewear – The #FitMom Edition

by Kerry O’Grady, Fitness Blogger

Before you read any further, I need to tell you something.

I do not have children.

Therefore, I am not a mother.

If A, then B, therefore C: I know nothing about kids.

In fact, the only things I know about kids is from the three and a half years I spent working at Parents, American Baby, and FamilyFun magazines. And, in complete transparency, I didn’t even write for those brands; I just tried to get moms to buy stuff (I worked in the marketing department).

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#97 – Christmas/Holiday Recap



Caitlin and Laura open the show with a few inappropriate work comments they’ve made in the past, but then spend much of the episode recapping how their respective Christmas holidays went. We also talk about New Year’s Eve and the changes having young kids brings to the holiday.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#96 – Christmas Magic & Paternity Leave Chat


Keeping the magic of Christmas alive on this episode as we recorded it just before the holiday! We open the show talking about losing the magic of Christmas as older children ourselves and Laura talks about starting to see the magic emerge for Charlie, mostly around the idea of PRESENTS. Caitlin ponders how to create Hanukkah traditions for the family and the struggle of nighttime holiday presents and candy.

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#95 – Deciding To Have Babies/Say The “L” Word



Happy New Year mamas! We’re back with a discussion about the complaints we often have about parenthood and the magical moments that are impossible describe when talking parenthood to child-free folks. Laura gives an update on her puking newborn and Caitlin talks about the discomforts of the third trimester.

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6 tips on protecting your family’s digital presence

by Henry Kravchenko, Information Technology Expert

In early 2017 the credit tracking agency Equifax was breached, which resulted in the theft of approximately 143 Million SSNs and additional personally identifiable information (PII). The global cost of cyber crime is projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019, a threefold increase from the 2015 estimate of $500 billion. Cyber crime is real, you’ve been impacted and someone has at least one of your super duper secret passwords. Don’t believe me? Please navigate to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and look up your email address.

I apologize for scaring you, but I need your attention. Below are 6 things you can do to mitigate the effect (you can never prevent) of cyber crime on your family.  Keep Reading

#93 – All the Outfit Changes



Listen to Laura’s sad saga of her newborn repeatedly puking while she’s running errands on this slightly abbreviated episode.  Abbreviated since a sick newborn isn’t exactly conducive to podcasting (or newborns in general, but we powered through), so this should be a quick listen! Caitlin talks about the continuous furnace that is pregnancy not surprisingly, how tired she is.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#92 – And We’re All Sick



The Hey Mama Drinking game continues – a Broder family member is sick! Laura details what it’kjs like when your toddler comes home with a fever…when you have a newborn. On top of that, Caitlin is sick – pregnant sick, and her toddler is sick too! We talk about the grandparenting differences between our mothers and our mothers in law.

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#91 – Laura’s Second Birth Story



SHE’s BAAAAACK! On today’s episode Laura recounts the labor and delivery of her new baby Tommy, recounting the wild ride it ended up being.  Bonus: you’ll learn what lighting crotch is!

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#90 – IVF & Second Babies From a Dad’s View



Today’s guest co-host is Caitlin’s husband Henry, who joins to chat about being a hard-working dad, the IVF process from the partner’s perspective, and what he thinks having two kids will be like.  Enjoy our dulcet tones and low voices as we recorded at 8pm on a Sunday, in front of a fire, after a long tiring weekend.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#89 – Ask a Doula!



Today Caitlin interviews a birth doula, Jacqui Stix, on what exactly a doula does, their perspective on birth and their role during labor and more! Listen in as we discuss having a birth plan, as well as unhelpful things partners can be guilty of.

To find a doula: dona.org

To reach Jacqui, email: omingwithjacqui{at}yahoo.com

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Tell us what your #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments are this week! Have a question or topic you’d like us to discuss? Tweet us @heymamapodcast or email us at heymamapodcast (at) gmail.com.

Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures