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Caitlin Kravchenko

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

#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

car travel tips

Car Travel Tips

It’s the holiday season! It’s that time of year where we find the perfect present for everyone on our list and we all happily pile into the car to head to Grandma’s house. You know, the 5 hour drive where your infant sleeps the entire time, your toddler gets engrossed in their board books and your 6 and 9 year olds leave each other alone.  You arrive, fresh as a daisy, to Grandma’s house, ready to celebrate and generally feeling ready to enjoy conflict-free time with the extended family.

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Party Planning Tips & Advice

Now that Halloween is over it’s time to look forward to the holiday season! For those brave souls with young kids who host a party, we commend you. It’s not easy, it is stressful and leaves a mess! If your mother is anything like mine, you’ll remember the old days when your mom hosted and ran around the house panicking about getting things clean, tidy and getting the food cooked.  For a funny recreation, watch this video and reminisce.

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Sleep Training: How To Get Through It

*Disclaimer: We are not mental health professionals or doctors. Please consult your doctor on whether sleep training is appropriate for your child’s age and developmental stage.  

Congratulations! You’ve started what probably seemed like the hardest thing you could attempt (outside of labor – maybe).  (If you haven’t read Part 1: The Basics, go back and read it first – it’ll make more sense.)   Keep Reading

20 Tips for Infant Travel

Air Travel with an Infant

Traveling with infants isn’t easy, but with a few tips and tricks, you too can conquer this.  I like to think of it as a skill you can hone, and you can do it too! David has now been to Florida, Nashville and Atlanta in his 13 months and we’ve all survived.  Let us know if you want us to add to this with car travel tips!

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#3 – Public Breastfeeding! Pumping in Bed! Plus More Misadventures

In a very chatty episode, Laura and Caitlin discuss a variety of topics including how judgy Caitlin was, pre-baby, Laura’s monitor failing and a quick #tittytip (to replace our usual #tittytalk) for you breastfeeding mamas.

Stuff we talked about:

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#2 – Flying with Baby, Daycare Misadventures & More

Enjoy our second episode! Why does Caitlin sound weird? Oh right, that’s because she was recording via her headphone mic instead of the nice, pricey microphone in front of her face. Whoops. She realizes about halfway through – so stick with it!

Things we talked about:

Longest Shortest Time Podcast – Here’s an interesting article about their Facebook Group’s demise

One Bad Mother Podcast

 

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#1 – We Started a Podcast!

Welcome to Episode 1! We’re still getting out all the kinks. Thanks for listening!

Podcasts we mentioned:

  • One Bad Mother
  • Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend
  • Totally Married
  • Totally Mommy
  • Totally Beverages and Sometimes Hot Sauce
  • The Adam Carolla Show
  • Serial
  • Undisclosed
  • #SorryNotSorry
  • Cool Mom Picks
  • Lore
  • Straight Talk with Ross Matthews
  • Reply All
  • How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black

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Like our Facebook page Hey Mama Podcast

Give us 5 stars in iTunes if you like what you hear!

Tell us what your #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments are this week!

Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures