On a recent trip to the grocery store, I realized my child says hi to everyone she sees. I think as moms and adults, we could stand to say to more people and be a bit more friendly and innocent...like our children.
Julie Hanks, Author and LCSW at Wasatch Family Therapy has a new book called The Assertiveness Guide for Women. Assertiveness in motherhood isn’t about being mean or bossy. We discuss what assertiveness looks like with your children and how to communicate your needs, wants and desires with your family.
Whether you're a working mom, a stay-at-home mom or both, when there is a major life shift it can take time to adjust. Former KSL 5 TV Reporter Jennifer Stagg knows this transition all too well, she went from being a full time reporter to a full time stay-at-home mom, and now runs her own design blog. Hear how she managed the transition.
Especially for moms who are home with children, it can be hard to feel productive in a day. Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy shares some tips for reducing guilt over not being productive, and actually says wasting time can be a good thing! We also discuss 5 believes about motherhood that lead to poorer mental health in mothers.
Lindsay Aerts talks about the stages of Motherhood , pool safety and Nurseries in Hospitals. Lindsay talks to Kate Carr, the President of Safekids Wordwide. She wants to know if you are for nurseries in hospitals or having the baby in the room with mom full-time.
1. Is there unspoken playground and splash pad etiquette that all parents and kids should be following? For example, should older kids be responsible to not roughhouse when younger kids are playing or should parents with younger kids not let their child play when older kids are already there. If an accident does happen, do you scold a child that's not your own or do you find the parents to tell them their child hurt yours? Lindsay will discuss with the Fan Boys - Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb this Sunday!
2. The Mom Show is all about equal time and this Sunday is our monthly Dad Panel with KSL's Fan Boys Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb. What things stress them out, what validation do they need as fathers and what things do they want women to remember about men? Find out this Sunday at Noon on The Mom Show.
The Mom Show Lindsay talks about what kind of mother am I, princess stereotypes, and being in the moment when your children are young.
The Mom Show: Talking to your kids about choices and handling bad news. Guest Brian Martin talks about how he talks to his kids about the bad news and how not to make bad choices.
Lindsay discusses: Postpartum depression, summer safety, car seat safety, secondary drowning and what to do about about negative emotions. Guest is Janet Brooks with Primary Children's Hospital.
This Sunday on The Mom Show:
Nightside hosts, Ethan and Alex, join The Mom Show for their monthly installment of the dad panel. We'll find out why they think the DAD of the boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo didn't receive nearly as much criticism as the mother. We'll also discuss if "dad shaming" exists and why the "dumb dad" stereotype is not a fair assessment of their role as fathers.
This Sunday at Noon on The Mom Show:
1. Calling all moms of older kids ready to move out of the house! What was that transition like for you? Our guest this week is Maria Shilaos, anchor of Utah's Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio who helps our host Lindsay, a newer mom address some of her worries about how she'll handle the kids eventually leaving.
2. A Clinton man was attacked this week in Walmart bathroom for bringing his 5-year old daughter into the men's restroom with him. What are the "rules" for taking kids of the opposite gender into the bathrooms? Is there an age when it is still appropriate or becomes inappropriate? We discuss, Sunday at noon on The Mom Show.
3. This week the "Chewbacca Mom" broke the Internet with her infectious laugh and and a silly mask. Lindsay thinks we could all stand to be a little bit more like the Chewbacca mom, she'll tell you why Sunday at noon.
If you've ever suffered with a postpartum mood disorder it can be very hard to hear stories of mothers who have lost their lives to the illness. Lindsay has been through her own experience with postpartum anxiety and OCD and talks with Eric Dyches, the husband of the Salem mother who lost her life to a postpartum mood disorder. He is trying to spread a message of hope for any mothers who are suffering.
Today on the Mom Show Lindsay talks with KSL reporter Ashley Moser, and talks about maternal mental health, and what not to say to non-parents.