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Road to Recovery. A Stay at Home Dad’s Story

This week we talk to Paul from @stonecolddaddy on Instagram who is a stay at home dad. We talk to him about how he started his Instagram account and how he became a stay at home dad, and his feelings about it. Paul suffers from depression and anxiety and has for most of his life, which was a big part of today's conversation. We discuss this in detail and how parenting can sometimes make this more trying, and how Paul copes with it.

Paul talks to us about his history with depression and anxiety, as well as drug and alcohol addiction in his past and his suicide attempt. Paul talked about how he received electroconvulsive therapy to help him with his challenges and due to on going therapy and help, how he's been sober since.

We dive really deep into how Paul copes, the resentment that comes with it, the strength that comes with it and what it takes to overcome it all. We discuss how Paul addresses comments and questions from other people about it. Paul and I talk about how it can be difficult to talk to people and to be vulnerable, especially when people don't understand what you're going through.

We discuss the fact that even though the stigma around mental health still exists, there are lots of outlets available now to discuss these things, and for anyone seeking help, we encourage you to do the same.

Paul also shares with us what his plans are in respect to telling his kids about his past and recovery from his mental health and addiction journey.

To hear from Paul, follow him on Instagram www.instagram.com/stonecolddaddy

 

Chicago, Mom Guilt and The Other Stuff

We're back with another bonus episode and lots more updates about my life. On today's episode we talk about sex after kids (listen and you'll know why), updates from my trip to Chicago, mom guilt, and feeling Instagram and social media burn out. All of this came out of the feelings from being away on the weekend! We also talk about whats happening with the podcast re-branding efforts, and if you are interested, please fill out the linked survey below to give me feedback on the podcast. We also take up questions about date night ideas, why I am sad about the kids going back to school and finding supportive podcast friends and why its been important.

To give feedback on the podcast check out https://forms.gle/LK21z57pFGufNKYHA

 

An Average Mom Date Night

This week on the podcast we are collaborating with the lovely ladies from The Average Moms The Podcast. We welcome Britt and Mallory on the show to talk about date nights. We talk about how the concept and definition of what going on a date changes after kids (specifically when they are young). We discuss our favorite date nights from the past, the perfect dates we'd like to go on and what dating looks like in our own lives today. We also give you tips on how to make time for dating your husband and discuss everything else dating in between. 

After you listen to this episode, make sure you head on over to the Average Moms The Podcast page and check out my episode with them on their show where we talk about self care. You can find Britt and Mall on www.instagram.com/averagemomsthepodcast

For more from Mom Like That, follow us on www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast and check out our website http:bit.ly/mltp1

 

Instagram, Blogging and Travel

This week on the podcast we talk to Kathryn from Kathryn Anywhere. Kathryn, a mom of 2 is a Canadian family travel expert, an award winning TV editor and travel writer. She is also a part of the Toronto Bloggers Collective, with a great travel blog that can be accessed anywhere (did you see what I did here?).

We talk to Kathryn about having busy lives with kids especially when she's always on the go. As she brings an immense knowledge from a blogging perspective, we dive into this conversation with her in this episode. We talk about having an online presence outside of Instagram (or which ever social media you are big on) and she explains why it's important to grow that presence and have your own home online. Kathryn provides lots of blogging tips especially if you are starting out and it was great to learn from her. 

We also talk to Kathryn about her experience with Sick Kids and her being part of the Sick Kids family. Kathryn's son had to spend some time at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto when he was only 4 weeks old. We talk about that experience as a mom and learn more about how great Sick Kids was to her.

To learn more about Kathryn find her on her website www.kathrynanywhere.com

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During the month of July, Mom Like That Podcast is supporting SickKids Foundation. We will be donating 10 cents for each downloaded episode this month to SickKids and we also encourage you to join us and donate any amount you feel comfortable donating to this important cause. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/mlskf1

For other updates from the podcast follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast/

And check out my website to catch up on other podcast episodes.

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Life with Autoimmune Illnesses

This week on the podcast we welcome Jill Kaplan to talk about living life with Autoimmune Illnesses. Jill suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, Spondyloarthropathy, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, MS (minor form) and anxiety. Despite a huge array of challenges health wise, Jill lives life with optimism, perseverance and the tenacity to keep pushing through no matter what. We talk to Jill about her history with the illnesses, how it impacted her having kids, what the challenges were for her personally as a person as well as a mother impacted by the illnesses and how she pushes through every day. We also talk to Jill about what it means to put yourself first, how she's taken control of her life by putting her first and caring less about other people's opinions and how the lessons she's had over the years can benefit the audience. Jill opens up about her chemotherapy today to tackle her autoimmune illnesses and some facts blow us away. Since anxiety was another challenge for Jill, we talk about how she manages her anxiety and she shares a book that really helped her through it. We also talk about homeschooling and her experience as a homeschooling parent.

 To get to know Jill more follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lessonsfromtheminivan or you can write to her at talesfromtheminivan@gmail.com

If you're interested in the book Jill referred to, check out https://urlzs.com/5dupC

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During the month of July, Mom Like That Podcast is supporting SickKids Foundation. We will be donating 10 cents for each downloaded episode this month to SickKids and we also encourage you to join us and donate any amount you feel comfortable donating to this important cause. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/mlskf1

For other updates from the podcast follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast/

And check out my website for all the podcast episodes I referenced in this episode:

http://bit.ly/mltp1

Bonus Land Baby

We are back again with another bonus episode this week, answering some of the questions you've asked! Here's what we cover in this episode: How do I come up with the content? You want to start a podcast and looking for tips? Well I share something about that here. How to balance motherhood and everything else you've got going on? Is balance real? We give you some answers. How do you balance your screen time and run your own blogs? I help you out with that! How about balancing screen time for your kids? You're on your own with this question but I explain why. What about house work? How good am I at that? I am sharing all my dirty secrets associated with house work in this episode. Lastly, for those contemplating going back to work after having kids or are actually going back to work now after kids - some good stuff in here for you. 

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During the month of July, Mom Like That Podcast is supporting SickKids Foundation. We will be donating 10 cents for each downloaded episode this month to SickKids and we also encourage you to join us and donate any amount you feel comfortable donating to this important cause. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/mlskf1

For other updates from the podcast follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast/

And check out my website for all the podcast episodes I referenced in this episode:

http://bit.ly/mltp1

 

 

F U Caillou

This week on the podcast we decide to have a little fun by making fun of the kids TV shows and movies that we are forced to watch (because kids). We talk about some of the most annoying TV shows (Caillou as well as Max and Ruby top the list) and movies. We also talk about annoying things on YouTube that are kids watch. And we talk about the adult content that's embedded in kids TV shows and movies and leave you with some examples. Lastly, we play a little drinking game using adult content phrases from kids movies and TV shows for you to guess.

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During the month of July, Mom Like That Podcast is supporting SickKids Foundation. We will be donating 10 cents for each downloaded episode this month to SickKids and we also encourage you to join us and donate any amount you feel comfortable donating to this important cause. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://my.sickkidsdonations.com/momlikethatpodcast

For other updates from the podcast follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast/

and visit our website: http://www.momlikethat.ca/

Birthdays, Big Announcements, Marriage Talk

This week on the podcast I am going solo. I dive into some commonly asked questions that I have received many times about marriages, how to make things work, why I decide to share what I share about my marriage and having problems and over coming problems in a marriage. I give some examples from my life and talk about why it's important to vocalize this (but not air out your dirty laundry) and why everyone going through challenges should know this is normal. This particular topic was also an extension from a topic covered in "She's Not the Worst Mom" episode briefly and by popular demand was discussed in more detail this week.

I also answer a common question I get a lot - why I started this podcast - which is also intertwined for me with the marriage topic.

July is my birthday month and the month last year I decided to start this podcast so aligned with that, I share some big announcements about the podcast. I share some fun new things that are coming your way in August and some big changes for my one year podcasting anniversary, which will be in October. I also talk about why YOU should make a big deal out of your birthdays.

Lastly, in honor of my birthday month, I have decided to donate funds to the Sick Kids Foundation. For each download I get this month, 10 cents (or more) will go to Sick Kids Foundation per download. 

To learn more listen to this episode and follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/momlikethatpodcast/

Why did I go for Sick Kids Foundation? Learn more about them at https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/

She’s Not The Worst Mom

This week on the show we have one of my favorite people come on the show! Sara Buckley the creator of Not the Worst Mom social media accounts came on the show to talk to us. We talk about her having kids and getting pregnant in high school and the challenges that come with that. We talk about having kids young vs. older, the response she had from people because of her young pregnancy and the response she had from her family and her husband (then boyfriend).

We talk about how having supportive parents through the pregnancy process and the impact it has on how people deal with situations.

We discuss the impact of raising kids without technology when her kids were young and the strong presence of technology and social media today.

We also discuss the fears and worries she might have for her kids as they enter their early and late teens and the conversations her and her husband are having with their kids about sex (looking at it with a healthy lens) and how she viewed sex herself when she was young.

We also discuss the dynamics of a long lasting relationship, how fights and even near divorce experiences play a part in it and why its important to drop the stigma around having the lows in your relationships. 

We also discuss how Sara started her Instagram account a year and a half ago and how it's led her into a career in stand up comedy.

Lastly, we end the episode with the most epic drinking game: Never Have I Ever: Parenting and Relationship edition. Spoiler alert! This one is not appropriate to listen to at work or around kids. Bonus spoiler alert! I share how Jeremy proposed to me with Sara while we played the game (a story you don't want to miss).

Sara Buckley is the founder and creator of her social media platform Not the Worst Mom. Vegas native, Sara has been married to her husband for the last 14 years and together they have 3 kids (her first one she has when she was still in high school). Sara started @Nottheworstmom (on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) as a platform to tell jokes. It's quickly grown into an awesome community of women who understand the value of keeping their own identity through motherhood and a few dads with a great sense of humor. 

Follow Sara on Instagram for more sassy and real mom truth bombs. https://www.instagram.com/nottheworstmom/ 

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The Story of a Successful Mompreneur

This week on the podcast we welcome expert educator and author Lisa Collum on the show. Lisa, who is a mom to 4 kids as well as a very successful entrepreneur running 2 businesses comes on the show to talk about her story of becoming the successful woman she is today. We talk about how it all began, the challenges she faced along the way and where she is today. We discuss the struggles being a young woman and a mother adds when pursuing the same success and business choices as a man but the obstacles and hindrance that comes along the way as a female. We talk about Lisa's particular life stories as she climbed her way to success and how she tackled them. We discuss with her how she balances her busy life and what that looks like for her in her house. We also discuss what it's like raising 4 children who are all very different and the importance of giving them their own unique touches that they need as no 2 kids are the same.

Lastly, with summer vacation starting in Canada (and already started in the US) Lisa shares some great tips for parents to engage their children ages 3 - 6 into learning reading through fun and without making it structured. 

 Lisa Collum is a mom of 4 (13,10,7 and 2) and the founder and owner of Top Score Writing and owner and principal of Coastal Middle and High School. She has been married for 14 years and her life is a crazy chaos. While leading 2 successful businesses and empowering educators and parents through her speeches, she also shares posts and stories on her IG to try to show other moms that you can do it all. What she likes to share most with moms is that you can work and have babies and balance it all out. To follow along with Lisa find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lisacollumceo/

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