What’s Ahead This Summer (Personally & On The Podcast)
The Mom Hour
by Mom Hour Media
1w ago
Come behind the scenes and let’s chat about Summer 2024! Meagan and Sarah each share what’s on deck for their families this summer – from new business ventures to international travel, camps for kids and creative breaks for us. We also map out what you can expect from the podcast for the next several weeks, including some exciting new content and much-requested topics. Join us! HELPFUL LINKS: Sarah mentioned the podcasts Holidays To Switzerland and Untold Italy You may enjoy Parenting Lessons From Travel Abroad: Episode 448 about Sarah traveling out of the country wit ..read more
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On Motherly Pride: Episode 469
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by Mom Hour Media
1w ago
Sure, we’re PROUD of our kids. Isn’t every mom? When kids overcome an obstacle, crush a school project, score the winning goal, or graduate with honors, we feel that familiar swell. But feeling motherly pride is just the beginning, it seems. Expressing it to our kids and sharing it with others brings up a whole suite of other ‘stuff’, from bragging and comparison to ego and more. Join Meagan and Sarah as we navigate this emotional landscape together, in real time. It’s a fun one! HELPFUL LINKS: Sarah referenced the episode from the archives Pomp, Circumstance, And Motherhood: Episode 419 ..read more
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House Rules For Messy Fun: Episode 468
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by Mom Hour Media
2w ago
From glitter explosions to squishy Play-Doh creations, epic blanket forts and paint-covered masterpieces, today we explore the joys and challenges of messy play with little ones. In this latest House Rules episode, Meagan and Sarah share tips from The Mom Hour community on how to set boundaries for messy fun, contain the chaos, and handle the inevitable cleanup. Join us! HELPFUL LINKS: House Rules For Messy Fun ideas from our Facebook Community. Did you enjoy this House Rules episode? Here are a few more from the archives: House Rules For Easier Bedtimes: Episode 443 House Rules For Tidy ..read more
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Stay at Home, Work Full-Time, or Something in Between? [Classic Replay]
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by Mom Hour Media
3w ago
Are you happy with your work-mom balance? This classic replay from 2017 is about finding satisfaction in your current situation and how to take small steps toward a different one (if that’s what you’re seeking). Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, working outside the home, freelancing or something in between, we’ve got you covered. Just know that no matter what your choice and how you feel about it, you’re definitely not alone. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: 10 Signs You Might Be a Work-Anywhere-Possible-Mom (WAPM) (Sarah’s tongue-in-cheek post for City Mom Collective) Click to see the Facebo ..read more
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Sipping, Steeping, Hydrating & Celebrating: Let's Talk About Beverages!: Episode 467
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by Mom Hour Media
3w ago
Hot, cold, non-alcoholic, spirits: If we drink it, we’re chatting about it today. Join Meagan and Sarah as we discuss our go-to beverages, sipping vessels and drinking habits with a few product recommendations sprinkled throughout. We hope you’ll either be inspired to hydrate or mix up a yummy cocktail by the end of this episode (or, hey! maybe both!) Cheers! HELPFUL LINKS: Meagan’s Favs: Sparkling Waters– Liquid Death and Bubly Sparkling Water Non-Alcoholic Beer HOP WTR Partake Brewing Athletic Brew FUL Sparkel Beverage System for making sparkling water English Breakfast ..read more
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Small Home Refreshes To Kick Off Summer: Episode 466
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
Does your space need a refresh? We’re here for the smallest investments that yield big satisfaction, from sprucing up your potted plants to adding a thrifted table lamp or swapping out the color of your napkins. Join Meagan and Sarah as we offer ideas for how to use your existing space in a new way, and share the tiny refreshes we’re doing this spring to get ready for summer. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: If you’re looking for more plant talk, check out The Girl Next Door Podcast episode Plant Lady Talk Sarah uses this Beeswax Base to treat wooden surfaces Create a Gallery Wall wi ..read more
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Our First Year As Kindergarten Moms Is Done And Here's What We Learned
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
First-time kindergarten moms Jennifer and Jayme pop in today to reflect on all things kindergarten. Being in the homestretch of the school year, we share some of the things that surprised us about our kids’ first year of elementary school. We also offer reassurance and advice for those heading into their kindergarten journey. Spoiler: the kids won’t be the only ones who learn and grow. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: Get to know Jayme Sherrod and follow her on Instagram Get to know Jennifer Carol and follow her on Instagram Kindergarten Parent Primer: Podcast Episodes & ..read more
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Elementary School Mom-Life (The Good, The Hard & The Funny): Episode 465
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
For Sarah this spring, it's the end of an era: elementary school parenting. The youngest of our combined eight kids is wrapping up fifth grade, so today Meagan asks Sarah to reflect back on the (long!) season of parenting in the grade school years. Our conversation is filled with reflections, emotions, gentle regrets, and laughs. Plus, a good-old-fashioned round of Would You Rather: Elementary School Mom Edition. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: Episodes From The Archives That Pair Well With This One: Pomp, Circumstance, And Motherhood: Episode 419 School Decisions Feel Like a LOT (Here’s What To Keep ..read more
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“Typical” Teen Milestones: They’re Not What You Think! Episode 464
The Mom Hour
by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
Prom dates and driver’s licenses, football games and parties: did we get our ideas about teenagers and high school from the movies? Well, largely, yes, we did. (Our own experiences and memories, too, of course!) Today Meagan and Sarah – now parents to many teens between us – unpack stereotypical teen milestones and share whether they’ve matched up to our preconceptions – or not. Enjoy! HELPFUL LINKS: Playlist: 18 Podcast Episodes For Parents Of Teenagers Parent of Adults is a newsletter by our friend Asha Dornfest about life after kids grow up. Real Talk About High School (With A Real Te ..read more
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Real Vs. Artificial (And How We Help Our Kids Tell The Difference)
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by Mom Hour Media
1M ago
With A.I., social media, and virtual reality top of mind for many parents, we’re flipping the script today and looking at all that the physical, tangible, and tactile world have to offer our families. Acknowledging that it’s not a zero-sum proposition (we’re pro-technology in lots of ways!), Meagan and Sarah share specific ways in which we keep real, embodied, sensory experiences part of our own lives, and how we incorporate them into our family cultures. Join us! HELPFUL LINKS: Meagan mentioned a book about movement Grow Wild, by Katy Bowman Sarah shared her European Travels with her fa ..read more
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