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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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!

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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!

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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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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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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!

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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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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!

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Category:kids and family -- posted at: 1:30am EST

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!

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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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