families belong together

#FamiliesBelongTogether – Ways to Help

Here at Hey Mama Podcast, we’re a little stunned that we have to say this: children, regardless of their immigration status, belong with their parents. This country cannot purport to have family values at its core and continue to separate already scared and traumatized children from their main source of comfort and familiarity.  That’s not even addressing the questions around who is caring for them and what level of danger they are being put in when they are placed with temporary care.

There is a lot of amazing work being done and resources being offered to those interested in helping.  Here are a few round-ups/lists of ways to help and explanations on what’s happening: Keep Reading

#119 – Sleep, What Else?



Laura updates us on the room sharing situation and Caitlin resigns herself to bad infant sleep.  Laura has a new fancy nursing position and Caitlin panicked and set her home temperature to 65 degrees.

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#118 – Ask a Linguist!



This week we interview Dr. Kaitlyn Tagarelli, who has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and is currently teaching The Psychology of Learning and The Psychology of Language at SUNY New Paltz. We discuss language development milestones, being bilingual, how much you really need to talk to your kids, and why in-person conversation is so much more valuable than videos.

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#117 – Demonic Bowel Movement



Laura is having trouble remembering that everything is a phase (despite our having talked about it on this podcast several times!) and Caitlin still isn’t sleeping (but it’s a phase!). Charlie shits a demon and Caitlin turns David on. Also, the boys are driving us nuts by asking, “Why?” and Caitlin is finally making some headway with potty training.

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#116 – Becoming a Two-Kid Household (Again)



After a tough week for Laura (we both cried talking about it), we decided to go light today and have Caitlin bring on her husband Henry on their perspectives on becoming parents for the second time. Head to Episode #104 for Laura and Tim’s take, and #88 and 90 for our completely unprepared guesses on what it would be like.

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 Music: Hanami by Fabian Measures

#114 -Self-care, Mother’s Day, and Sleep



We open the show by talking about how we fit in self-care these days. The answer is wishy-washy! Mother’s Day snuck up on us again (happy belated!) and our kids aren’t sleeping great. Laura gives a breastfeeding update (get ready to drink!) and Caitlin almost Something-About-Marys David.

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#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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