Christmas time can feel void of cheer when overrun with to do lists, places to be, and presents to buy, all while we try to make it a magical and memorable holiday for our kids. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Julie Hanks of Wasatch family therapy about how to take the "shoulds" out of your holiday to do list, and how to set boundaries with family members so you can have a less stressed, more peaceful holiday season.
On this Sunday's episode we talk all about reducing holiday burnout. Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy has a great exercise she calls "shedding your shoulds" - how to identify what holiday rituals are adding to your stress, how to identify their origin, and then simplifying the Christmas to do list with things that you actually want/get to do.
The holidays are supposed to be so merry and bright, filled with peace and joy but with so much to do, so many gifts to buy, or parties to attend they can often feel overwhelming and extremely busy. How do you reduce holiday burn out? We'll be addressing some of your responses with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family therapy on this Sunday's episode.
The holiday's are supposed to be a time of great joy and peace. If you're a mom experiencing loss, loneliness, grief, or even just stress, the holiday's can be a season you dread. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about what to do when the holiday's are hard, and how to give ourselves credit for things we ARE handling.
The President is expected to sign a bill giving federal grants to states for the purpose of screening, assessing and treating PPD. The grants would allow states to create, improve or maintain programs around maternal mental health and help women who are pregnant or recently gave birth. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Jamie Belsito of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health about what this means for Utah moms.
At three weeks into fatherhood, KSL 5 TV's morning show anchor Andrew Wittenberg shares with host Lindsay Aerts about his joys, fears, surprises, likes and struggles of becoming a new dad. Every parent can relate to this conversation about what it's like bringing home a baby for the first time.
In a preview of this Sunday's episode of The Mom Show, host Lindsay Aerts talks with brand new dad of 3-week-old baby Hunter, Andrew Wittenberg of KSL 5 TV. She asks him how he would describe becoming a father in one word. Every new parent needs to hear his answer.
It is a question, living in Utah, The Mom Show Host Lindsay Aerts gets asked. All. The. Time. When are you going to have another kid? People often ask it with well meaning intentions, but what are you REALLY asking a woman or mother when you ask, "when are you going to have another child?"
Teaching your kids to be tolerant of others is a goal of most parents, how and when to teach it is often the hard part. Kristin Hodson of The Healing Group in Midvale joins host Lindsay Aerts to talk about teaching our kids about differences. This episode also covers the ways in which you might be communicating to your kids about their body image and sexuality without even knowing it.
My two year old daughter has so. many. toys. Frankly, I'm kind of tired of all the stuff cluttering up my house when she doesn't even play with half of it. Hear what I'd rather get Lucy for Christmas...and Lucy herself tells us what she wants "Ho Ho" (Santa) to bring her.
Someone wrote an ode to children who only ate bread on Thanksgiving...and it perfectly describes host Lindsay Aerts' Thanksgiving trying to feed her 2 year-old daughter. (Ode credit to MomNewsDaily.com).
Whether you're trying to build relationships with your step-kids, figure out parental boundaries as a stepmom, accept that your kids now have a new step-parent, or you're just trying to work on your new marriage relationship while being a stepmom; this episode has you covered. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with therapist Kristin Hodgson of The Healing Group in Midvale about the often complicated world of step-relationships.
In a rush to get out of the house one morning, Host Lindsay Aerts didn't put socks on her daughter. Instead of perceiving it as a "mom fail" when her daughter asked the sitter to wipe off her wet (sweaty) feet, hear how Lindsay chose to not beat herself up about that perceived motherhood shortcoming.
Letting your kids, especially your daughters, get into the dating world can be scary for any parent. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Rusty Keys of FM100.3 about how he navigated the tricky waters of teenage dating as a father of two girls.
We've all been there, we've all snapped at our kids. Maybe we've asked them a million times to pick something up, told them a million times that it's time to go or they're grabbing for every item off the shelves at the grocery store. Host Lindsay Aerts and Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy talk about some of the reasons behind why we snap and some tips for reducing its frequency.
If you've decided it's time to do your own immediate family traditions for the holiday's, the conversation can be difficult to have with extended family. Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy walks us through how to broach the subject, and how to deal with awkwardness or hurt feelings that may arise.
Do you use 'No' with your toddler? On a recent well-visit to the pediatricians office find out why host Lindsay Aerts' pediatrician said to stop using that word, and hear whether or not Lindsay will try to follow this advice with 2 year-old Lucy.
Recently updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say the amount of screen time your child has in a day is not a one-size-fits-all number. Find out what the newly updated policy says about how much screen time your age child can have and learn some tips for what the AAP is calling healthy media time.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new infant sleep recommendations in order to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Find out what these new guidelines say and why host Lindsay Aerts is torn about following them.
Admittedly, not every aspect of motherhood has come as second nature to host Lindsay Aerts. How to feed, play and even the amount of love she feels has, at times, felt like something she had to learn. This week she compares which aspects of motherhood feel natural and almost automatic to handle and which ones have felt more like a trait to be learned.
Katie Carone spends most of her time mothering from bed. She has a chronic illness called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, which increases her heart rate rapidly upon standing, leaving her weak, extremely fatigued, often dizzy and unable to stand for long periods of time. In this episode, learn more about her illness, how she and her kids are coping (she's written a children's book called Mommy Can't Dance), and how she beautifully simplifies motherhood to look for joy in what she CAN do, not failure in the things she can't.
Katie Carone has a chronic illness called POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, where her heart rate increases rapidly upon standing. Her symptoms are similar, but not limited to, those of a panic attack but her body isn't able to calm itself down. It has left her trying to mother 4 children while virtually bedridden. In a preview of the episode airing THIS Sunday, October 23rd hear what it's been like for this mother parenting while chronically ill.
Celebrating Lucy's two year old birthday by NOT having a party turned out to be the day that helped me discover why I enjoy motherhood.
If you've been trying naturally to conceive and cannot, when do you go see your doctor? What are treatment options are available for infertility? How do I cope each month if I'm struggling to get pregnant and how you can help a friend who might be dealing with infertility are just some of the things host Lindsay Aerts discusses with Monica Ashton, the Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group.