Totally Mommy

Happy New Years Eve, Laimemoms!! For this special episode - also our one year anniversary!! - I decided to share a story of two beautiful new beginnings told by the wonderful Kate Spencer (Editor and Chief of Back to our usual good/bad/funnies next week - thank you for going on this amazing journey of parenting with me over this past year, I adore you!! Enjoy!

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51 - Christmas Eve Edition!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Here's to a fantastic holiday with your kiddos and loved ones - Elizabeth's all time favorite Co-host, Psychic Andy is back to discuss how the holidays feel different now that we're parents, plus our good/bad/funnies (Christmas munchkins! First waves! Santa lines! Bathtub spills! Clapping while Crying! Eating like a champ!) before answering listener questions about how to ask a relative about why they won't let people hold their baby, to cut or not to cut (your daughter's hair), how to handle the stress of not getting pregnant right away, how to navigate the legalities of assigning guardianship of your child to your sibling should the unthinkable happen, and what to do about difference in parenting styles (ie, spanking versus not),  a heartbreaking question about how and when to tell new people in your life about having lost a child, and lastly, what's a great gender neutral baby gift to give to some hip parents to be? Wishing you all a festive holiday! Enjoy!

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50 - Adoption Story w/Melissa Green!

Elizabeth's awesome baby music class teacher, singer-songwriter MELISSA GREEN is as co-host here to discuss the beautiful story of how her little babe came into her and her wife's life as an eleven-day-old darling! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about the practical - car seats! To the horrifying - what to do when your eleven year old asks you some tough questions about oral sex? Enjoy!

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49 - Two Funnies Each w/Susannah Becket!

She’s a hilarious writer/ improvisor and fellow new mommy to an adorable six month old baby boy - SUSANNAH BECKET is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (times two!) including Making it through the first trip away! Enjoying independence during Christmas prep! Falling hard! Breastfeeding stress! Post fall cuddles! Scratches on Mama! Baby Strength! and Peeing off the scale! Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about when it’s time to stop saying “I just had a baby” and how to handle work, childcare, financial losses during baby sicknesses, and how to address coworkers who are posting pics of your child without your consent? Enjoy!

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48 - Compassion In Action w/Morgan Walsh!


The sage and beautiful mama to three MORGAN WALSH came back on for some awesome “hot topic” discussions about choosing your battles, compassion, and gender creativity in kids. We share our good/bad/funnies (Heads on chests! Uniting like-minded children! First colds! Busy mode! Christmas music surprise! Frisbee mishap!) Before answering listener questions about intrusive questions from a Mother In Law, and how to cope with feeling overwhelmed when pregnant. Enjoy!

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47 - Separation Oy Vay w/Vanessa Ragland!

After her last brave and beautiful episode of Totally Mommy, the inspiring VANESSA RAGLAND is back! We discuss our Good/Bad/Funnies (Clapping! Playing Together! Separation Anxiety! First Swim! Media Entertainment!) before diving in with our unqualified advice to listener questions about introducing dog and baby, struggling with fear of pregnancy and labor, and how to communicate with your mom about your choice to stay home with your kids when that wasn’t what she did with you. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp47.mp3
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46 - From The Mouths Of Babes w/Leslie Kotiza

What a treat! Our first Mother and Grandmother (only technically!) cohost of Totally Mommy is here to discuss the importance of family, long time friends and the chance to brush your teeth twice a day. We share our good/bad/funnies (Fun Ages! Good Health! Traveling with a wee one! Not having parents around! The three little amigos plus baby! Funny back seat conversations!) before discussing listener questions about a sister who won’t come to your baby shower, how to connect with a sister in law who has become distant since becoming a mom, how to respond to jerk friends who project rude things to your shy child, how to overcome the guilt of being a working mom, and lastly when is the right time to transition baby to a new room? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp46.mp3
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45 - It Feels Like Crickets w/Amy Biedel!

Doula, actress, fellow animal lover and friend AMY BIEDEL is back to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Loving School! Sneaking hand while nursing! Graphic content! Regressions! It feels like crickets! It’s my first party and I’ll cry if I want to!) before diving into listener questions about VBAC or C-section and anxiety around a second birth, how to cope with morning sickness and how to know if you want kids at all and if so, how do you make the decision of when? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp45.mp3
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44 - Cracked Open w/Michaela McManus!


Elizabeth has her dear friend, talented and beautiful (inside n out) actress Michaela McManus back for some real talk about sensitive times! They discuss the Good/Bad/Funnies (Crawling! Communicating! / Schedules! Target Confrontations!/ Pirouettes! “Petting” cats!) before answering listener questions about making mom friends and how important is it really, how marriage has changed since becoming parents, and what are some good organic must have gifts to give to a soon to be mom? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp44.mp3
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43 - Laundry Forever w/Alexis Jaeger!

She's a new mom friend of Elizabeth's and is ACTUALLY qualified to give some sage advice - psychotherapist ALEXIS JAEGER is here to discuss our Good/Bad/Funnies (New friends! Clapping and waving!/Teething! The never-ending laundry!/ Smell my finger! Let's finish this book!) before answering listener questions about how to break up with a new mommy friend, how to decide what sort of school to send your child to, when/how/why to sex? and lastly, a big question about managing the new overwhelming and existential fears that come along with motherhood. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp43.mp3
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