Oh the toddler meltdown. It's almost a given that your child will melt down over seemingly nothing because, well, it's not nothing to them. Host Lindsay Aerts shares a few concepts that have seemed to help ease the frequency of those toddler tantrums for her 2 year-old, Lucy.
Assertiveness is not about being mean, bossy, or rude. It's about knowing what you need, what you want, and how you feel, and then knowing how to communicate it while still allowing space for other people's opinions. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks author of The Assertiveness Guide for Women about how this applies in motherhood.
We all lose our patience with our kids more often than we would like to admit, but there's no need to feel like you're a bad mom for it. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how those bursts of anger may be telling you that it's simply time to do some emotional work.
Moms and babies both NEED sleep but in those first few weeks to even months of new motherhood you aren't always getting as much rest as you'd like. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant Natalie Willes about newborn sleep patterns and the possibility of consistent sleep for your infant who is a few days to 3 months old.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Natalie Willes of BabySleepTrainer.com who says that the term sleep training is about teaching your child to fall asleep unassisted, so not rocking, nursing, or driving your child in the car to fall asleep. We discuss the Babywise or eat, play, sleep method, crying it out, and she says no matter the method you choose, essentially, you're teaching the same skill - to be able to fall asleep without help from mom or dad.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Natalie Willes of BabySleepTrainer.com who says that the term sleep training is about helping your child to fall asleep unassisted, so not rocking, nursing, or driving your child in the car to fall asleep. We discuss babies who aren't sleeping through the night, nap time sleep, and methods of sleep training based on your child's personality.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Natalie Willes of BabySleepTrainer.com about transitioning a toddler to a bed from a crib, the bedtime battle of staying in your room once the door closes, and Natalie answers some listener questions from Facebook.
If your a mom with a kid who uses a car seat, in the winter, in Utah, then you probably know it's best safety practice to take the big puffy coat off of them before strapping them in. But it's still a lot of work. I just wanted you to know there was someone out there who didn't like doing it either.
Every mother knows the feeling of mom guilt all too well. From the everyday stuff we let our kids get away with to the BIG life experiences we have to help guide our children through, the mom guilt can get heavy. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Rebecca Cressman, midday host on FM100.3 about why we experience mom guilt and how we can cut ourselves some slack.
Being a stay-at-home mom comes with a unique set of challenges. One of those might be guilt over not liking being a stay-at-home mom. Maybe it's because you feel so busy yet nothing ever gets accomplished, or maybe you don't feel important (you are by the way), or more guilt over the fact that there are moms would love to be able to stay home and you get to. Whatever the reason, Host Lindsay Aerts chats with Rebecca Cressman about why being a Stay-At-Home mom can be hard and not always fulfilling.
Sometimes women experiencing a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder don't know it because they don't have the typical depressive symptoms, yet they know they struggling and need help. Host Lindsay Aerts shares her experience of postpartum anxiety with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy and they break down the many forms a maternal mental health disorder can take.
A little known symptom of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are intrusive or scary thoughts - an unwanted, often vivid thought usually centered around harm to yourself or baby, sometimes at your own hand. They can bombard you out of no where and cause a spiral affect of shame and guilt, which can also add to postpartum depression symptoms. Host Lindsay Aerts shares her experience of intrusive thoughts with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy and they discuss how to reduce the distress that scary thoughts can cause.
In a preview of The Mom Show episode airing Sunday, January 8th about postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, Host Lindsay Aerts shares how she was blindsided by the symptom of intrusive, or scary thoughts with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy.