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Laura Broder

#113 – #PositiveParenting and Waking Children



Caitlin opens the show by recounting the recent Arizona family trip, and the time zone difference (ugh). Laura updates us on how its going with having the boys room share. You won’t be shocked by the result. We talk about the trend of sarcasm and negativity around parenting content AND give an update on the saga of the missing baby shower presents.

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#112 – Gaslighting and Summer Prepping



Caitlin opens the show by recounting a frustrating interaction with, guess who, her mother-in-law. Laura isn’t ashamed to be enjoying her week without Charlie and has begun prepping for summer by ordering shorts, a swimsuit and sunscreen. Caitlin anticipates a ‘got this’ related to packing for AZ, but we’ll surely hear about how it really went!

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#111 – Happy Accidents and Stuff



Laura finally sleep trains Tommy and unsurprisingly cries over getting rid of baby clothes. Caitlin is getting ready for her trip to AZ and planning to bring ALL THE STUFF. She also brought too much stuff to the dam recently, and Laura is trying to get stuff out of her apartment. STUFF. Plus, should Caitlin go on birth control?

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#110 – Hey Jealousy



Laura recaps her birthday weekend, which was much more successful than years past. We discuss having more kids, whether we’re jealous, and Laura continues to struggle with postpartum rage. And guess who had a relaxing day hiking with a friend?

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#109 – “That’s skin.”



In a wide-ranging episode (with no technical issues!), Laura explains why she looks like Hannibal Lecter while she’s sleeping. Then we discuss McDonald’s fries and how they used to taste so much better, how our Easters were (and weren’t), and the complicated ambivalence we feel while inhabiting our postpartum bodies. Also: what’s a penis web?

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#108 – Funerals, Poop, and Technical Problems



We spliced together this hot mess after we lost half of Caitlin’s audio. These things happen! Laura recounts her terrible week, in which she spent too much time feeling sorry for herself. Caitlin spent most of a car ride listening to Joe scream and let a turd linger in her playroom all day. Parenting is fun, you guys!

#107 – Joe’s Hospital Stay and Laura’s Mental Breakdown



Not sure what the Hey Mama! Drinking GameĀ® rule is for Caitlin’s crying, and we all know the rule when Laura loses her shit. So yeah, get your adult beverages ready for this tumultuous episode. Baby Joe is fine, but hear about a tiring and emotional stint he did in the hospital. And Laura has a no good, very bad day. What else is new?

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#106 – Caitlin’s Second Birth Story



Listeners, she’s back! Caitlin returns to the podcast to tell the story of how her enormous second son Joseph was born. Hear about how it went down, her stay in the hospital, and how shit hit the fan with her house AGAIN.

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Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#105 – Ask an Oncologist!



This week we talk to Laura’s good friend Dr. Amy Alexander, a Gynecologic Oncology Fellow at Northwestern. We talk about lady cancer, how to spot it, and how to treat it. We also talk about how to find a good doctor and what to do with your uterus when you’re done having kids.

 

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#104 – The Hell that is Two Children



Laura is joined by her husband Tim this week for a show about life with two kids. They discuss their evolving nighttime routine, why the weekends are hard, and just in general: life with two kids is not relaxing.

Tim also tells the listeners about his app: Kidfund! Visit kidfund.us/heymama to get started and receive $5 in your Kidfund. Tweet @heymamapodcast and @kidfund with “#igotthis” to receive an additional $20.

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