Host Lindsay Aerts interviews mom of two, author, and public speaker Ganel-Lyn Condie for the special about Modern-day Motherhood Myths that aired during LDS General Conference. This is our raw and full conversation about her decision to send a child to a charter school, judgements she got from other moms, the mom guilt she experiences, infertility, how social media plays a role in her expectations for motherhood and how she connects with her son on an LDS mission in Africa, and much much more.
Host Lindsay Aerts interviews a mom of three, Lindsay Maxfield, for the special about Modern-day Motherhood Myths that aired during LDS General Conference. This is the raw and full conversation about her journey of not enjoying motherhood, healing from traumatic emotional wounds, working versus not working and which role she liked more, advertisements that play into the myth of idyllic motherhood, and much more.
It's child passenger safety week and Safekids Worldwide has a campaign called Take Time to Tether. We talk with car seat expert Lorrie Walker about the importance of using the top tether on a forward facing car seat to keep your kids as safe as possible while riding in a car.
Ahead of KSL's week of programming about suicide prevention Host Lindsay Aerts talks about her experience with postpartum anxiety and OCD to raise more awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. You'll hear Monica Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group and Amy-Rose White, Director of the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative share insights into the differences between postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Psychosis, and what things you can look out for to help a mom who may be in crisis.
Hear the incredible story of a mom who's daughter has hydrocephalus, an imbalance of fluid in the brain. Host Lindsay Aerts talks to her about her journey of finding out that her child has a chronic medical condition, how she learned to manage her new normal, and the hope she wants other moms to gain if they're going through something life-changing.
Host Lindsay Aerts interviews Abby Nani a mom of four from Salt Lake for the special about Modern-day Motherhood Myths that aired during LDS General Conference. This is the raw and full conversation about her journey of becoming a mom, having postpartum depression, how ads and media played a role in her feelings of inadequacy, how her in-laws criticized her parenting decisions, and much more!
Emotions drive just about all of our behavior, so, it makes sense then that for our kids, learning how to manage and validate their emotions will help with cracking the code to their behavior. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Georgia Anderson of Know How Mom about Emotion Coaching.
How do you know when your teen's behavior is typical moodiness for their age or something more? We talk with licensed mental health councilor Anastasia Pollock of the Lifestone Center about how to spot depression in teens, how to approach your kids about it, and getting your child help if they're resisting.
Sleep is so precious as a parent, but often hard to come by. Baby and toddler sleep expert Marietta Paxson with Little Dreamers helps give us some tricks for less crying during crying it out, tips for getting kids to sleep later, getting newborns ready to sleep train, and how to lengthen nap time. If you're a sleep deprived mom, this episode is for you!
Research shows having kids is hard on marriages. Host Lindsay Aerts and the Director of Maternal Mental Health at the Healing Group talk about ways to keep the marriage a priority after having kids. Lindsay shares a story of her husband communicating his feelings of neglect after their baby was born.
Host Lindsay Aerts and FM100.3's Rebecca Cressman talk about how to have more fun with your kids. From the simple, everyday activities you can create for them to elaborate vacations and how to have a more fun mindset, motherhood can be hard work but they both agree they also want to enjoy it along the way.
Host Lindsay Aerts is finishing up a pretty intensive week of potty training her almost 3 year-old. She shares a few things she's learned about the process.
A study of 85,000 Norwegian mothers showed mothers' self-esteem decreased during pregnancy, increased after birth, and decreased again when the child was about six months old until around the age of three. Host Lindsay Aerts and Psychotherapist Kristin Hodson discuss the many aspects of having children that can play into mom's self-esteem.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how to be heard without being harsh in parenting. They talk about her book, The Assertiveness Guide for Women, how to practice a Gottman technique called the soft start, and how to recognize and tame a "Mom-ster" moment. If you want some tips for more peaceful mothering...this is your episode!
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about a technique for moms who want to nag their kids less. This Sunday's full episode talks about how moms can be heard without being harsh.
Discipline and punishment are two separate things. Host Lindsay Aerts gets advice on how to set boundaries, enforce consequences, and actively listen to your children with the goal of teaching them appropriate behaviors from the Know How Mom, Georgia Anderson.
Sometimes the mom guilt can feel never ending. Host Lindsay Aerts enlists the help of life coach, Jody Moore of Bold New Mom to get coached on working-mom guilt. They discuss how using guilt as information and making your own clear definition of motherhood success can help reduce that guilt.
As moms it almost comes with the job that we worry about our kids, but worry doesn't feel very good and isn't really useful. In a preview of Sunday's episode of The Mom Show host Lindsay Aerts get some coaching by life coach Jody Moore of Bold New Mom about her worry over a welt on her daughter's leg.
Motherhood can be challenging, tough work so it's no wonder we don't enjoy it all the time. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Monica Ashton the Director of Maternal Mental Health at the Healing Group about what to do if you're not enjoying your particular stage of parenting.
Host Lindsay Aerts seeks help from one her favorite dads, Ethan Millard from KSL's Nightside Project podcast, to talk about when to start kids in activities, how much screen time to worry about, and whether or not she's ruining her daughter's palate with unhealthy food.
It's often easy to find a list of things you didn't do today. How about looking for your mom wins instead of your mom fails? Host Lindsay Aerts tells you how noticing the very, very simple things you do every day can remind you why you are a great mom!
Feeling like there's not enough of you to go around? Knowing if you're doing what's best for your kids? Disciplining? What are the most challenging parts of being a mom for you? Host Lindsay Aerts and KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos talk about some specific aspects of motherhood they find hard. You may just be glad you listened to this episode for some motherhood validation...
Doctors are starting to study the psychological changes that happen when a woman becomes a mother. They were recently outlined in a New York Times articled called The Birth of a Mother. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses with Amy-Rose White the Director of the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative how making moms aware that these changes can occur could help with maternal mental health and well-being.
For moms who have experienced a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, there are a myriad of symptoms she might be going through that don't fall under the traditional definition of postpartum depression, and not knowing some of these common symptoms may mean she doesn't seek help for this treatable illness. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Amy-Rose White, the Director of the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative about changing the way we look at perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Host Lindsay Aerts has a Mother's Day show that will address the mental health of moms. Lindsay's guest is Amy-Rose White LCSW, the Director of the Utah Chapter of Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. Mothers go through both physical and psychological changes when they go through birth. Lindsay and Amy talk about those problems that can arise like Postpartum depression and anxiety. There is free help out there.