"Always In Rotation" Dinners: Episode 453
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by Mom Hour Media
5d ago
New recipes can shake up cooking routines, but there’s something to be said for the tried-and-true meals, too. Today Meagan and Sarah share the family dinners that always make it into our current cooking rotations. They’re the meals we know how to shop for, prepare, and that the kids are comfortable eating as is (or know how to put their own twist on it). We also touch on “always in rotation” dinners from bygone eras, and what new recipes we’re hoping to try this year. Join us! LINKS MENTIONED: We both have this rice cooker Meagan’s Pulled Pork, 5 Ways blog post Sarah’s family ..read more
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Is Your Family Ready For A Dog?
The Mom Hour
by Mom Hour Media
1w ago
Whether you have puppy fever or are overwhelmed by the idea of getting a dog, this episode will meet you where you are. Join regular contributors Joanna and Joanne as they check in about recent adventures adding furry family members to their homes. They offer advice for things to consider before getting a dog, chat about how a dog can impact your lifestyle, your budget, and your mental load, and offer tips for introducing a dog to a new baby and getting kids involved in pet care. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: Follow Joanna Martin on Instagram Follow Joanne Ruelos Diaz on Instagram ..read more
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Getting Things Done When Life Is... A Lot: Episode 452
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by Mom Hour Media
1w ago
The kids are sick. Your spouse is traveling. The laundry is piling up. Motherhood can be A LOT, even in the best of times, but when normalcy is thrown off, the stakes get even higher. Today Meagan and Sarah share our best tips for surviving the day – and getting the bare minimum done – when it all just feels like too much. Join us! HELPFUL LINKS: Sarah referenced this classic replay: How Do I Make Time For It All? Sarah uses Todoist to manage not just her work, but her chores and daily checklists. Episodes that pair nicely with this one: When Will This Get Easier?: Episode 435 ..read more
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Motherly Love In Theory & Practice: Episode 451
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by Mom Hour Media
2w ago
What does loving your children actually feel like? Is it a split-second, life-altering love like we hear about, or is it a deep background hum that builds over time? Is there a difference between loving our kids and loving the motherhood experience? Today Meagan and Sarah unpack motherly love, including our specific styles of showing love to – and receiving it from – our kids. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: Episodes From The Archives That Pair Well With This One: Speaking Our Kids’ Love Languages (And Knowing Our Own): Episode 296 10 Things We Love About Teenagers: Episode 449 Have an episode idea?&nb ..read more
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What We're Wearing Lately: Episode 450
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by Mom Hour Media
3w ago
Let’s check in about clothes! As work-from-home moms in our forties, winter “fashion” is mostly about cozy comfort. Join Meagan and Sarah as we share what we’re wearing lately, including a surprising headache-related accessory, a total 180 on long-sleeved pajamas, and a bralette misfire. We also look to you, dear listener, to help us source some wardrobe pieces we’re in need of. Help us out! HELPFUL LINKS: Meagan mentioned… the Bliss Triangle Bralette from Harper Wilde (we both have this bra, as well as the original Bliss) Wool leggings from Woolx Lands’ End Pajama Sets Sa ..read more
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How Do I Make Time For It All? [Classic Replay]
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
Overwhelmed? Tired of people suggesting you “just relax!” or “go easy on yourself!”? Wondering if you should be playing with your kids more? This episode is for you. In this classic replay from 2016, Meagan and Sarah answer a question from Sheena (mom to a four-year-old, a two-year-old, and an infant!) about how to make time for things that need to be done around the house AND still connect with her kids. We normalize feeling overwhelmed, offer concrete tips for staying reasonably caught up, and share our experience balancing expectations, reality, and good-enough productivity. Join us! “Hi Sa ..read more
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Household Efficiency Hacks: Episode 447
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
Keeping schedules aligned, staying on top of basic tidying, and managing endless loads of laundry are just a few of the household systems facing modern parents. In today’s episode, regular contributors Joanna and Sarah share their best hacks for keeping the household afloat during the little years. They talk everything from calendar systems to smart speakers, laundry shortcuts to robot vacuums – plus how to get kids to help around the house and where their systems could use a New Year reset. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS Follow Joanna Martin on Instagram Follow Sarah Limberg o ..read more
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Meagan & Sarah Get Sustainable (Slowly): Episode 446
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
It’s a buzzword, and it’s not going anywhere, but what does “sustainability” even MEAN? Meagan and Sarah are here to discuss their personal interpretations, as well as the ways in which we’ve each moved toward more mindful consumption. We talk shopping, cleaner cleaning products, reducing consumables, simplifying how we eat, and more. We’re also very honest about the many ways we’re just not that sustainable – yet (or ever!). Happy New Year! HELPFUL LINKS: Shout-out to Sarah’s local zero-waste boutique, Sunkissed Pantry! Meagan uses Beeswax Cloth in lieu of plastic wrap Sarah l ..read more
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Do Today's New Moms Have It Easier? Or Harder?: Episode 444
The Mom Hour
by Mom Hour Media
2M ago
Is new parenthood better or worse today than it was 10 years ago? Meagan and Sarah dive deep into this question today, unpacking nuanced issues like tech solutions for age-old problems, the availability of information and solutions for every struggle, and the benefits and drawbacks of connecting online. The consensus? It’s complicted. Join us! HELPFUL LINKS We referenced your comments in this Facebook Post throughout the episode Sarah mentioned The Girl Next Door Podcast episode Online Behavior For Grown Ups You might also like What’s New In Baby Gear & Baby ..read more
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Pressure, Perfection, And Comparison During The Holidays [Classic Replay]
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by Mom Hour Media
2M ago
Tis’ the season to….feel the insane amount of pressure to be the “perfect” holiday mom. In this classic from the archives, Meagan and Sarah offer ever-relevant gut checks on some of the biggest pressures moms feel during the holiday season, and offer concrete tips for releasing yourself from expectations of perfection to enjoy what’s left of this holiday season. Join us! Our holiday episodes often make brief mention of magical night visitors. If you have curious ears about, you’ve been warned! HELPFUL LINKS Meagan referenced her embroidery hobby. Here are her tips for getting started. If ..read more
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