Totally Mommy
146 - Thank You And We Love You!

To all of our listeners - thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and wine glasses) for being along for this incredible podcast (life?) journey. You've taught us so much about being better mothers and humans and that compassion and kindness and love conquer all. With incredible parents like you out there, our children are in good hands and the future is bright! We'll think of you with gratitude for every good/bad/funny to be. With so much love and respect - Elizabeth and Vanessa. 

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145 - Saving The Best For Last!

Elizabeth and Vanessa get into our very last questions - giving their unqualified advice to listeners about whether or not to get involved with an infant niece when your brother has become an absentee dad, how to handle precocious children who comment on "big tummies", the love is there in droves, but when does the "like" kick in with newborns, how to address severing ties with a toxic mother to your child now or in the future, whether to invite out of town family to a baby shower, what's more important - healthy food or non religious pre school, how to navigate choosing a baby name that is more of a nickname, how to broach the subject of periods with young daughters, and what are the first steps to take when you first get a positive pregnancy test? Enjoy!

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144 - Good Bad Funnies Ahoy!

Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Sitting up on own! Love of plants! / Unravelling the sick perks! A long toddler instructions list! / You want ice cream, you got it!  Not interested in what's for dinner!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate a former friendship for the sake of the kids, which guardians to choose for your children, how to handle awkward family christmases that aren't good influences for children, what's the appeal of unmedicated birth, whether to continue a blog about motherhood and if it's disrespecting your child's privacy, how to explain makeup to a three year old without guiding him/her into patriarchal stereotypes, how to work from home as a mother and structure your days, and what to do with a facebook happy mother in law whose political views are offensive?

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143 - We're With Her!

Elizabeth and Vanessa profess their love for the one and only Hillary Clinton! Then they discuss consent, misogyny and a whole slew of awesome listener questions such as - how to deflect anti girl baby sentiment, how to sleep train a four month old, how to overcome PTSD from a first labor to have a good experience with the second, how to cope with mom jealousy, how to teach little ones hygiene, how to navigate a terrible maternity leave nightmare where there's no support, how to encourage  your spouse to address their emotional issues before getting pregnant, how to accept a change in family planning that wasn't expected, and what to do if you thought you'd be ready to start a family but aren't sure. Enjoy!

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142 - Steer Your Own Ship!

Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (bye bye! Forging a hay path!/ Tooth bruisers! Missed the parent night!/ Hot blue! Finding a parking spot game!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about articulating to your husband that you need some "me" time, how to include your deceased parent in your children's lives, how to deflect judgmental statements from a mother figure, how to set boundaries going into parenthood with a narcissistic mother, how to avoid having to attend an awful church when visiting grandparents, and lastly can we all cool it with all these kids snacks all day erry day?! Enjoy!

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141 - Practical and Logical!

Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right into giving their unqualified advice to awesome listener questions about navigating new sleep patterns after introducing a toddler, bed, how to address some tension with your best friend after a toddler tiff, when and how to begin having a dialogue with your toddler about their bodies and private areas, what to do about a oujia board table in the garage and other creepy stuff going on in the house, how to advocate for your pregnancy when it might be high risk due to cervical issues, how to navigate family get togethers when one relative has guns, how to alleviate the daughter guilt with your mom in order to alleviate your mom's guilt yourself, and what to do about dealing with depression and anxiety going into becoming pregnant? Enjoy!

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140 - We'll Be Here All Night!

Elizabeth and Vanessa share their Halloween costume plans as well as their good/bad/funnies before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with mentally ill and armed neighbors, how to prepare your child for baby number two, how to set a road path for fertility, and what to do as a nanny about exclusive or discriminating mom groups? Enjoy!

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139 - Meltdown In Michaels!

Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss their good/bad/funnies (I'm mad at you! Peeing in the potty! / Make this great day end! / Naked in Michaels! Batman origin story!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about looking into doggy adoption in a home with kids, how to navigate not wanting to travel to family for holidays with a brand new born, what to do about having seen something that bordered on abuse to a child, how to navigate a strained relationship with an alcoholic mother in relation to your child, and how to handle judgment on your child's name? Enjoy!

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138 - Some Bittersweet News!

Elizabeth and Vanessa share the news that they are bringing this podcast to a close - sending all listeners so much love and gratitude for being along for this wild ride! After the news drop, they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to find joy in the new title of "mommy" and an unpleasant pregnancy, how to proceed in a relationship with a cousin who has a rocky road ahead in motherhood, how to deflect weird comments about babies' weights, and how to reconcile wanting to be a mother but not being comfortable around children? Enjoy!

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137 - Poetry In Motion!

Elizabeth shares Vanessa's beautiful poem about motherhood before they dive into their good, bad, funnies! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with an immature and difficult sister for the sake of her kids, how to support a best friend who is proceeding with caution in her pregnancy, what a bedtime routine with two children looks like, how to make sincere mom friends, whether a child's new coping technique is cause for concern, and how to find the joy in a surprise second pregnancy when it is making you sick? Enjoy!

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