Totally Mommy
103 - And Then There Were Four!

In this special episode, we are thrilled to share our joyful news of our baby boy, Otis, joining our family! We are over the moon with happiness and excited to share the story of his birth (born in the Volvo!) as well as how the first week has been and how having this sweet little angel in our family has been for each of us. We are filled with love and gratitude and sending that your way as well – Happy Holidays everyone!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

102 - Ho Ho Holidays w/Vanessa Ragland!

Happy Holidays Laimemoms & Dads! Cohostest with the mostest, VANESSA RAGLAND is here to discuss impending baby-dom, our concerns over gun safety as mothers, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Learning to relax! Pie sharing! Feeling anxious about labor! Turkey day sick den!/ Belly crumbs! Santa impressions!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about a heartbreaking situation involving a spouse's betrayal and having to face single motherhood, how to cope with "gender disappointment" and why some parents seem hell bent on making it seem like being parents is, well... hell? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp102.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

101 - The Year 3000 w/Rebekka Johnson!

Hip hip hooray! The multi talented comedy person and Apple sister, REBEKKA JOHNSON is in the house! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Waving to everyone! Great fathers!/ No sleep for the sleepless! Feeling overwhelmed!/ The year 3000! What's the deal with sex?) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how a second pregnancy is different, what toys to have on deck for small spaces, and how to handle to beginnings of tantrums? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp101.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

100 - Happy 100th To Us w/Vanessa Ragland!

Fabulous cohost, VANESSA RAGLAND is here for today's gratitude themed episode! We discuss documentaries and an awesome non profit that helps refugee parents before diving into our good/bad/funnies (Giggly Delight! Nesting mania!/ Pickle meltdown! Not a great scene at daycare!/ You're my hero! Performance prompting!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to address a behavioral issue that only happens at daycare,how to go about finding the right doula,how to be supportive to a new mother who is struggling with her work situation, and what to do about teaching children how to address adults? Enjoy! 

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

99 - Safety Preparedness w/Tara Copeland!

She's an actress, improvisor and mother to Maggie - triple threat TARA COPELAND is cohost today! We discuss our joint venture in baby safety training, and how that paid off, plus our good/bad/funnies (Communicating with kindness! Sweet to bugs!/Sleep struggles! Mom friend nostalgia!/ The power of KEITH! Mom fog rollin' in!) Then we give our unqualified advice to a listener question about a mother in law who is circumcision obsessed!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

98 - And A Side Of Jalapeno Poppers w/Vanessa Ragland!

Elizabeth and cohost/love VANESSA RAGLAND breeze through their good/bad/funnies (Communicating fun! It's all good!/ Watering can finale fail! Wack weekend and hurt foot!/ Kissy Mommy! PIZZA!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a vegan or vegetarian diet while breastfeeding (in a family of meat eaters), how we feel about Santa and kids, what are some meditation techniques appropriate for young ones, and how to choose and ask potential guardians for your kids were something to happen to you? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp98.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

97 - A Son's Love w/Casey Wilson!

Hooray! The hilarious and mega talented CASEY WILSON is here to cohost! We discuss the challenging post partum period, having the right kind of support, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Lovey and tantrum lessons! Sleep, glorious sleep!/ Body confidence plunge! Mom guilt and balance!/ Cleaning Lady spiral! Leather jackets!) Then we give our advice to a listener question about pregnancy forums. Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

96 - It's... Challenge w/Vanessa Ragland!

Aww, yeah, VANESSA RAGLAND is in tha house and we're gettin' loopy! After many sidetracks involving baja fresh and scary men on planes, we discuss our good/bad/funnies (Sleeping IN til 7! Rolling Down Hills!/ TV monster! Tree dirt!/ "Oh MAN!" Goat kisser!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a relationship with a "parenting" competitive relative, how to respond to inquiries about your family planning and timing with work, how much TV is okay for an 18 month old, and whether to choose being a stay at home mom over working if it means feeling a little financially tight? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp96.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

95 - Tough Man Crying w/LeeLee Pitts!

Elizabeth good friend and multi-hyphenate, LeeLee Pitts is back to cohost, discussing the start of school, why time outs should be time-ins, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Full sentences! School success! Judging other parents! Reaching a breaking point! Ruby wil fix it! Telling jokes!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about dealing with family fueled jealousy over a sister's pregnancy, how to handle a challenging child while struggling to face your own mortality, and what's the perfect response to those annoying, "when are you having kids" questions? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp95.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

94 - Grandparent Drama w/Vanessa Ragland!

It's a Vanessa week! The Curated Tee's co-founder VANESSA RAGLAND is here to discuss our recent experiences with little monster people (eeep!) plus our good/bad/funnies (Consistency success! Watching the kid emerge! Existential time realization! Poop parade! Hippo doggies! Tiny smart alec!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about moving forward with a new pregnancy after a traumatic loss, how to handle an uneasy feeling about having a well meaning Grandfather provide childcare, what to do about a jealous and passive aggressive mother in law, and lastly how to let future grandparents know that a sensitive topic regarding their grandchild will be off limits? Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

93 - Finding The Smooth Rock w/Michaela McManus!

The loving, radiant actress and mom, MICHAELA MCMANUS is back to cohost! We discuss our motherhood shift in identity, plus our good/bad/funnies (18 months! Car seat install! No sleep ever again! Mom guilt! No thank little bro! Adorable emotional mirroring!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle rude mother in law comments about post baby weight, what activities to do for children with a wide range of ages, and how to help yourself heal emotionally around sex after physically healing? Enjoy! 

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

92 - We're All Doing Great w/Vanessa Ragland!

Cohost extraordinaire is back to discuss ALL things motherhood - good/bad/funnies, nighttime routings, circumcision, and a bunch of other stuff we never thought we'd be talking about on a mom podcast! Also we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about memory photo books for kids, some practical questions about diapers and weaning, whether or not to visit a friend immediately after giving birth at the hospital, what food to bring, etc... and a question about how to be supportive to a mom to be who is dealing with a family crisis? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp92.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

91 - Sweet, sweet independence w/Alexis Jaeger!

Hip hip hooray! Our only official "qualified" guest to give advice is here - newly CA licensed psychotherapist ALEXIS JAEGER is back to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Time away! Work is legal! New baby anxiety! Feeling unorganized! Teddy's reaction to our return! Four year old's wisdom!) before giving our advice to some doozie listener questions about whether or not to suggest adoption to a struggling mother to be, and what are the right questions to ask when exploring whether or not to have a child? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp91.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

90 - Let's Make It Official w/Vanessa Ragland!

Big Totally Mommy news - introducing the latest bi-monthly permanent cohost for your listening pleasure, VANESSA RAGLAND! We adore her so much, just had to make it official! She's here to discuss work-in-Bulgaria related weaning, and our good/bad/funnies (Starting daycare! Smooth travels! Crying at daycare! Eating at daycare! Crying upon seeing mama! Fishy faces!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about feeling cracked open and worried in motherhood, what items we'd recommend for a registry (check out our recommendations HERE) how to navigate choosing guardianship for your child, what to do when your husband isn't quite ready for kids but you are, and lastly, how to approach a delicate grandparent jealousy between in laws? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp90.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

89 - Grieving The Grief w/Kate Spencer!

The beautiful inside-and-out, fantastic writer and mother to two, KATE SPENCER is back to discuss all things motherhood - being a member of the "dead mothers' club", answering a four year olds poignant questions about grief and loss, and of course our good/bad/funnies! Then we give our unqualified advice on a listener question about whether to have another home birth or go the hospital route with baby number two. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp89.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

88 - Oh The Places You'll Go w/Priyanka Mattoo!

Elizabeth's cohost this week is the multitalented writer, mother and friend to many, PRIYANKA MATTOO! We discuss "traveling" with toddlers (goodbye vacations!) why the Swedish playground system is heaven and of course our good/bad/funnies! Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to come around to an unplanned pregnancy, what to do in parenting classes when one parent hogs the attention and time, and how to navigate the question of "do we want another?" Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp88.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

87 - It's Potty (Party) Time w/Jessica St. Clair!

Y'all, the sunshine day dream that is Playing House's JESSICA ST. CLAIR is back! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Potty time! Life lessons through Motherhood!/ Baby Oprah's first heartbreak! Tantrums!/ Adorable fake phone calls! Hamming it up over breakfast!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not it's okay to leave a 6 month old for a four day trip, and how to navigate the challenging conversation about having another baby when the parents aren't for sure on the same page? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp87.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

86 - A Window Into Motherhood w/Kimmy Gatewood!

She's a cohost triple threat - charming, funny, and wise! The wonderful KIMMY GATEWOOD, mother to 7 month old Lottie, is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Potty time! Crawling! Tantrum handling fail! Post partum sounds! Bless you! Dancing baby!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with feelings of guilt or sadness on behalf of your first baby when contemplating bringing another baby into the mix, how to handle being the best man in a destination wedding when it is happening over your baby's due date, and what to do about the annoying aunt and her annoying comments about the baby? Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

85 - An English Mama w/Amy Barham!

The all around lovely "Mama" and hilarious writer, AMY BARHAM is back to cohost! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Sense of humor! Saying thank you!/ Scary internet! Constant exhaustion!/ Looking up the future! Time for night night!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to cope with early motherhood worry vortexes, and whether or not to let potential entertainment representation know about an early pregnancy? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp85.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

84 - Get In There w/Morgan Walsh!

Elizabeth's life zen master, MORGAN WALSH is back to make us laugh and cry and quote. We discuss our good/bad/funnies (A 3 year old beast! Pregnancy massage!/ Listeless searching! Foot surgery!/ Pooping behind bushes! Diseased water table!) before diving into listener questions about dealing with end of day tantrums, difficulties feeding solids, how to share your pregnancy joy with someone who is struggling with IVF, and lastly how to set boundaries with an enthusiastic friend who wants to be very involved in your infant's life! Enjoy! 

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

83 - The Banana Symbolism w/Vanessa Ragland!

The gorgeous through and through co-creator of Curated Tees, actress, mom, general joy giver VANESSA RAGLAND is back to cohost! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Reading! Healthy ultrasound! Daycare guilt! Emotional leaps!  Roughhousing copying Mom! Daycare convo backfire!) before giving our honest answers to listener questions about healing from a traumatic birthing experience, how to support a friend who is going through another terrible loss, and what to tell in laws who don't see eye to eye on how to feed your child? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp83.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

82 - Communication Is Key w/Lennon Parham!

The calming, wise, sage and uber talented LENNON PARHAM (of USA's Playing House!) is here to cohost this week! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Photos under control! Adaptive and communicative! Pregnancy guilt! Toddler tantrums! Cartoon emotions! Lyrical genius!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about ending friendships on your child's behalf, how/when to ask an employer about pumping at work, and a question about whether or not it's okay to have a lovey in the crib with your baby? Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

81 - Who Is The Bottle For w/Nicole Myers Steel!

Textile designer and Mother beauty (inside and out) NICOLE MYERS STEEL is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Morning sickness fade! Easy street! No veggies! Feeding a marriage! Daycare buddy! Who is the bottle for?) before we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to make mommy friends in a new city, how to stop from comparing your baby to others when it comes to sleep troubles, and whether daycare is really worth it when it's making your baby sick? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp81.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

80 - Bath vs. Shower w/June Diane Raphael!

One of Elizabeth's besties and Totally Mommy fave guest, JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL is back to share her lovely wisdom on all things mommy! She first learns some upsetting news about Elizabeth's hygiene habits before they discuss their good/bad/funnies (Toddlerdom!  High fevers! Near accidents! Warranted social anxiety! I'll pass on the broccoli!) Then they give their unqualified advice to an awesome LaimeDAD who wrote in regarding favoritism from babies. Enjoy! 

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp80.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

79 - Toothbrush Prank w/Vanessa Ragland!

Ring the hooray bells, the wonderful VANESSA RAGLAND is back as cohost with her infinite wisdom and charming smile! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Adorable communications! Mischievous jokes! sweaty planes! blood draws! baby brother no nos! endless spinning!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about coping with mom guilt around breastfeeding, whether to confront a friend who is emotionally abusing her daughter, and how to handle a delicate childcare situation that could potentially hurt your relationship with your sister. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp79.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

78 - Memory Books w/Natalie Smyka!

Elizabeth's new mom friend, the lovely actress Natalie Smyka is cohost this week! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Memory books for deceased loved ones! Excitement for travel! Bath poops! Hair wash failures! Mistaking ancient men for Dada! Odd pregnancy symptoms!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about pet love after baby, how to plan for mother/mother in law visits after birth, whether Elizabeth is dealing with guilt in adding a second child, how to handle the grief that bubbles up with motherless motherhood, and how to connect with a nephew who lives across the country? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp78.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

77 - The Good Gets Gooder w/Alex Conrad!

Elizabeth's super smarty pants Doctor friend, anesthesiologist and mama to a five month old cherub is here! ALEX CONRAD comes on and discusses going back to work and balancing it all before we dive into our good/bad/funnies (Sweetie pie bedtime routines! Chicken tenders save the day! The hassle of pumping! Bathtub wipeout! Eating solids! New words!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with unsafe grandparents, and how to handle letting your coworkers know about your pregnancy if you are suffering from morning sickness and it's affecting your work. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp77.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

76 - Adding Another To The Mix w/Psychic Andy!

Elizabeth's husband and co-partner in family building, PSYCHIC ANDY!, is here to discuss our latest big news! Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about transitioning beverages for babies at one year, whether or not to have a tubal ligation during cesarean, how to acclimate pets to new babies, how to divert unwanted parenting advice, and whether or not to pay extra for a baby shower due to someone else's extravagance.

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

75 - Get Ya Some Boundaries Quick w/Rosemarie Dewitt!

The all around talented, beautiful and wise actress ROSEMARIE DEWITT is here to charm us all with her insight on motherhood's gift of boundaries, our good bad funnies (Babies interacting! Balancing the marriage part of it! Not making a little bad into a big bad! New inflections! Husband pranks!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about fear of becoming our parents as parents, how to manage a young au pair for two little ones, how to keep your pregnancy news to yourself until you are comfortable sharing, how to stay connected to family and their children when they live far away, and lastly, what to do about friends who post insensitive things online about their children in an attempt to be funny? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp75.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

74 - Let Go What Doesn't Work w/Courtney Gatewood!

She's a new mom friend to Elizabeth with a lovely, calm and sage energy. Mom to two, COURTNEY GATEWOOD is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (postpartum depression preparedness! Couples therapy! Room sharing conundrums! Affordable housing! Sock obsession! Lentil shower!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about making a huge move/life transition two months postpartum, whether there are nicknames associated with Kendall, what to do about flat boobs after baby, and how to handle a toddler who is upset when Mom comes to pick her up from Grandmas. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp74.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

73 - Worry Vortex w/LeeLee Pitts!

Elizabeth's dear friend and wonder mama, LeeLee Pitts is back cohosting and bringing hilarious stories true to form! After some quick, light discussion of horrific natural disasters and mommy worry, we dive into our good/bad/funnies (Clean house, clean heart! snuggle time! sapphire vomit! tantrums! Knock knock jokes!)  before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate visiting relatives who want the most time with baby, how to gracefully dodge nosy nellies when it comes to trying to conceive, and lastly, a big question about dealing with not getting pregnant right away and whether having had an abortion earlier in life might play a part. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp73.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

72 - Preemie Perfection w/Grey Delisle Griffin!

The most talented voice actor of all time, GREY DELISLE GRIFFIN is here to delight us with tales of mothering two boys (age 8 yrs and 9 mos) and of course we share our good/bad/funnies! (Understanding concepts! Hilarious thoughts of an 8 year old! Sick babies! Pre-eclampsia! Snot brush! Johnny Cash!) Then we discuss a heartbreaking listener question about co-parenting a four year old through a separation and potentially a divorce. Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

71 - Time For Advice w/Vanessa Ragland!

Elizabeth's dear friend, the talented and beautiful inside-n-out, Vanessa Ragland is here for this question/unqualified advice heavy episode. We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Independent play! No naps! New frustrations! Cheese! Carpet Poops!) before diving into a whole lotta listener questions about how much science (genetic testing, IVF, etc)  to use when there is a chance of having a child with a genetic disease, what are the slam-dunk new baby items we think everyone needs, when did Elizabeth do acupuncture for fertility when it worked for her pregnancy, how to stay connected to your sisters when they are all mothers and you are not, whether or not it's appropriate to post a breastfeeding photo online, and lastly, how to reconcile the fear that your child will be like an unpleasant relative who share a birthday? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp71.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

70 - Thank God For "Mommy Friends" w/June Raphael!

LaimeMoms, SHE'S HERE! The co-host we've all been waiting for, the glorious JUNE RAPHAEL comes on and charms our mommy socks off! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Morning sunshine! First steps! Supporting friends! Diaper Rash conversations! One year old car cruising! Knock knock who's there?!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to divert or avoid instigative comments and questions about your pregnancy to-be, and also how to cope with the disappointment of not getting pregnant every month? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp70.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

69 - Placenta Pills Please w/Mary Elizabeth Ellis!

One of Elizabeth's besties, Mary Elizabeth Ellis is back with her hilarious stories and full of heart insights to the aftermath of childbirth (bubble of peace to anyone who is pregnant for the first 25 mins!) why she'll take placenta pills and of course their good/bad funnies! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about pelvic pain during pregnancy, how to handle a kid who will not eat solids, and how to address a potentially touchy situation with a nanny regarding attention and care. Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

68 - We Can't Buy The Train w/Margot Leitman!

Our cohost today is mom to a 2.5 yr. old, storyteller extraordinaire and author of "Gawky" and soon-to-be released "Long Story Short" MARGOT LEITMAN! We discuss the challenges of sleep troubles plus our good/bad/funnies (including a super funny about toddler love as well as a train debacle) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to help parents with their parenting issues when you are the nanny, and how to explain death to a child in a way that they understand at the age of 4. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp68.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

67 - Nighttime Giggles w/Leila Howland!

The charming and delightful Young Adult novelist, LEILA HOWLAND, is cohost today! (Be sure to buy her upcoming book, "The Forget-Me-Not Summer" in May!) We discuss work/life balance, and our good/bad/funnies (going to sleep giggles! Watching complex thought processes! Regressing in sleep routines! Weaning failures! Faking injuries! Spouse frustration karma!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about posting photos of children online and appropriateness, as well as a question about home configuration that accommodates baby! Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp67.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

66 - Authenticity Model w/Amy Biedel!

Elizabeth's dear friend and authenticity afficionado AMY BIEDEL is back to discuss being true to yo'self, DANCE, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Highlights include a hall of fame "mic drop" by a three year old and a baby putting on heels). Then we give our unqualified advice to a universally felt listener question about delayed post-partum. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp66.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

65 - Politely Wearing Pants w/Morgan Walsh!

The spectacular all around MORGAN WALSH is back co co-host (much to Elizabeth's delight!) We discuss friendships and unfriendships as well as our good/bad/funnies - Morgan's funny includes the pinnacle of awesome that her daughter experienced recently, before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to encourage your spouse to spend some one on one time with your child (without seeming judge-y) and how to support your young nephew when he is dealing with the trauma and devastation that comes with having an alcoholic mother. Thank you for listening and... Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

64 - This Too Shall Pass w/Danielle Schneider!

The super talented and lovely and hilarious DANIELLE SCHNEIDER is here to cohost!  We discuss her experience as a super busy working mom, why Sidney Poitier has a special place in her heart and of course, our good/bad/funnies! (Mommy Kisses! Family Connections! Unable to find balance! Wanting to be #1! Disgusting breastmilk tricks! Acting out scenes!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to provide homemade food to daycare, if it's okay to (and how to) give momma advice when you see a baby carrier being worn incorrectly, what the deal is with pacifiers and nursing interference, and lastly how to handle a two year old's new phase of not wanting her Daddy around? Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

63 - Mohawk Mayhem w/ Mo Gaffney!

The super talented actress and co-host of the fantastic podcast, The Mo Mo Show, MO GAFFNEY is here with tales of the teen years! We discuss what it's like parenting a teenager, how to cope with "style" rebellion, and of course our good/bad/funnies (aka, happy/sad/grateful/weird!) Then we give our honest advice to listener questions about how to be there for a sibling who will be a teen mom, how to cope with a change in career plans due to motherhood, whether or not to support a sister in law who has made some bad choices, and lastly, what are our positive pregnancy test and sharing the good news with our partners stories? Enjoy!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

62 - A Tale Of Two Cheeks And One Year!

In this special episode of Totally Mommy, Elizabeth wishes Baby Oprah a very happy first birthday by re-sharing the episode of Totally Married (#142, A Tale Of Two Cheeks) that she and Andy recorded just one week after Baby Oprah joined their family and brought endless joy into their lives. Regular programming back next week. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp62.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

61 - Daycare Freak Out w/Vanessa Ragland!

Elizabeth's soul sister, Vanessa Ragland is back cohosting to talk her down after having an existential crisis over Teddy's first day at Daycare. We discuss the seismic shift that is our babies' upcoming first birthdays and our good/bad/funnies (First day of Daycare and freedom! Vrooming cars and intentional play! Abandoning a screaming baby at daycare! The insane juggling act of being a self employed mother! Precocious four year olds at daycare! And a baby who likes his sensory supplies like he likes his food - in his mouth!) Before answering an awesome listener question about mom wars, and how to avoid letting other moms' opinions get to us. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp61.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

60 - Come Play With My Daddy w/Amy Barham!

The beautiful and lovely AMY BARHAM is back to cohost with her soothing British accent! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (four years old! new communication! scary dreams! ER visits! Valentine's gone weird! No habla Englais!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about dark post partum dreams and how to handle explaining adult stuff (prison visits) to your six year old when they are beginning to piece things together. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp60.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

59 - New Moms, New Wardrobes w/Daniella Liben Pally!

 

Style maven, DANIELLA LIBEN PALLY is back to discuss taking stock of your closet as a new mom, and what it’s like having kids super close in age (15 months apart!) Before she and Elizabeth dole out their good/bad/funnies (Learning to sniff! New little man of the house! Mom boredom! Potty Training! Not crying wolf after all! First crayon drawling!) before answering listener questions about the pain/healing part of labor and delivery (bubble of peace y’all!), how to handle a family member who seems disinclined to have her children bond with the family, and lastly, what’s the deal with giving kids the father’s last name? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp59.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

58 - Girls with Boy Names w/Holly Shakoor!

 

She’s a PR queen extraordinaire and fellow mama to a darling daughter. Elizabeth’s friend HOLLY SHAKOOR is here as co-host! She and Elizabeth discuss their good/bad/funnies (Buying new clothes/self care! She’s crawling! Daycare guilt! First sickness! It’s a girl… and her name is Teddy!  Name doubts based on emails!) Before answering listener questions about how to set up boundaries with female relatives after some major hurts surrounding motherhood, and how to let your husband know in a fun/cute/meaningful way that baby number two is en route! Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp58.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

57 - The Dog Pod w/Theresa Thorn!

The lovely and honest THERESA THORN from Maxfun's One Bad Mother is back to discuss all things doggy! ER... mommy! And doggy! We talk about training these wild beasts before doling out our good/bad/funnies (Rays of sunshine! The 10 month sweet spot! Stuff, all the stuff! Sleep regression! Sippy cup drink-off! Ruby's new reality!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about introducing new dog to new baby, why Elizabeth doesn't like for strangers to touch Baby Oprah, and lastly a question for our Laimemoms - anyone out there have a child with hearing loss who can offer support/advice to a fellow new mom? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp57.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

56 - Bladder Emergencies w/Vanessa Ragland!

The glorious VANESSA RAGLAND is back and in primo co-hosting mode with tales of being lost with a full bladder and hysterical texts from babysitters. We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Dancing! Climbing stairs! Balance! Diaper Change fiascos! Reading farts! Dog poops matching baby food!) before answering listener questions about the fun/good/bad/funny vortex that is the pregnancy message board, whether or not to get the flu shot while pregnant, and the biggest question of them all - to circumcise or to not circumcise? Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp56.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

55 - Fran Drescher To The Rescue w/Alexis Jaeger!

Dear friend and Psychotherapist, the wonderful ALEXIS JAEGER is back to discuss all things Mommy! We talk our good/bad/funnies (Healthy babies! Snuggle love! Feeling trapped! Food foiled! Three year old comments! Diaper on the car!) before answering listener questions about how to approach the topic of discussing private parts and good/bad touching as well as how to manage favoritism amongst kiddo siblings. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp55.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

54 - Sibling Chats w/LeeLee Pitts!

Today's episode is co-hosted with the all around lovely and sage LeeLee Pitts! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Siblings communicating! Baby Oprah's a genius! No sleep! Being smug parents! Sleeping through the night!) before we answer listener questions about how to handle gifts that don't jive with your style or space, how to approach vegetarianism with a little one, and lastly how to handle the chaos of holidays/family get togethers when your sister's parenting style and energy is too much to handle. Enjoy!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp54.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

53 - Starting The Year Off With A Poo w/Stephanie Escajeda!

Happy New Year, Laimemoms! Good friend and frequent co-host, the hysterical STEPHANIE ESCAJEDA is here to keep it real with discussions of poosplosions, plus our good/bad/funnies (Christmas! Daddy Time! Santa Truths! Fear Wormholes! Words Of Wisdom! High Fives!) before answering listener questions about wanting your spouse to share your excitement for having kids, and how to get back into the groove after baby. Enjoy! *Warning, don't play this around kids for various reasons including Santa and orgasms!

Direct download: TotallyMommyEp53.mp3
Category:kids and family -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

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