The Pump and Dump Podcast
A Silly Roundtable About All the Holiday Things

A Silly Roundtable About All the Holiday Things

December 12, 2019

For our final episode of 2019, we sit down with comedians (and moms) Nancy Norton and Stephanie McHugh to chat about holiday traditions, memories, favorite movies, kids growing up, breakups and how we'd really like to record a podcast in Nancy's hot tub. Without dying.

Join us for a fun and funny holiday romp and end of year recap as we reminisce about 2019 and look ahead into the bright blue yonder of a new year, and a new decade!

Happy Holidays, everyone!!

For more laughs and if you're in the market for hilarious keynote and motivational speakers, be sure to follow Nancy and Steph!

Stephanie McHugh, Stand-Up Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Humor Coach
StephanieMcHugh.com
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For continued discussion about this episode and every episode from our podcast, download our social media app for moms, Band of Mothers

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How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

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Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

Manifestation and Why Vision Boards Don’t Work

Manifestation and Why Vision Boards Don’t Work

December 5, 2019

Manifesting is having a bit of a moment right now, and frankly, we're here for it...even if we're not totally sure what it means. :) Luckily, we know just the mom who can guide us through it, so we asked Sarah Zeren, Certified Professional Coach, Licensed Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (and also our very first podcast guest on our first episode, Please Stop Saying #SelfCare) to please explain manifestation and what it means and why we should do it.

If you're thinking this episode is a little woo woo, you're not totally wrong. But, BUT! You'll be amazed at what you'll learn about psychology, neuroplasticity, the brain and energetics, and how we can harness these things to get our lives on the paths we dream of.

Sarah is the kindest, chillest, loveliest most positive and down to earth life coach you could ever hope to find, and her frank, no-nonsense answers to all our questions just might have you holding out your hands to the universe ready to take on the world.

Enjoy!

For continued discussion about this episode and every episode from our podcast, download our social media app for moms, Band of Mothers

Apple: https://apple.co/2rmQ2QI

Android: http://bit.ly/2JYtUm9

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

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Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

Please Explain Birth Centers and Midwifery

Please Explain Birth Centers and Midwifery

November 21, 2019

We've all heard of midwives, home births, water births and birthing centers, but how much do we really know about these options for moms? For us, apparently we know very little, which is why our conversation with Courtney Hasson, Certified Nurse Midwife at The Birth Center of Boulder was so eye-opening. For example, did you know midwives can perform all aspects of female reproductive health from puberty through menopause?

Courtney's calm, open-minded, caring passion for women offered us a ton new insight and knowledge about how and why someone might want to take the birth center route for their birth plan. Even if you're done having kids, this conversation is eye-opening. And, if you're still wondering what plan is right for you, have a listen and learn some amazing facts about midwives!

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

Birthing a Business with Kristin and Jess of Good Buy Gear

Birthing a Business with Kristin and Jess of Good Buy Gear

November 14, 2019

Being a mom is hard. Raising kids is hard. Dealing with ALL. THE. STUFF. that comes with those tiny humans is hella hard. And you know what else is hard? Starting a business in the midst of new parenthood...but somehow, despite the challenges, Kristin Langenfeld and Jessica Crothers did just that, and founded Good Buy Gear: one of the coolest female founded companies we've seen in a while.

Every mom on the planet faces the dilemma of "do I keep this stroller? give it away? or try to sell it?" Every option has it's pros and cons, but Good Buy Gear is poised to give you all the pros of selling, in the best way possible. Join us as we speak with the founders about starting a businesses, taking chances, remaining friends, working out of your garage, supporting moms with a meaningful income and sticking with it.

Starting a new business really does feel like birth, and every new business is definitely like an extra baby. We hope you enjoy hearing about Kristin and Jess' adventures!

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

 

Comedy, Motherhood, Miscarriage and the Circle of Life with Kira Soltanovich

Comedy, Motherhood, Miscarriage and the Circle of Life with Kira Soltanovich

November 7, 2019

This MILF (Mother I'd Like to Find Out About) Episode is a gut-busting, raw, gritty, brutally honest tale of love, life, kids, parenting regret, regretting one's parents, balancing work, sauna addiction and laughing through it all with comedian extraordinaire, Kira Soltonovich.

Kira is without a doubt one of the funniest, most talented women we've ever met (The Tonight Show, Girls Behaving Badly) and she's also a mom of two kiddos. What make's Kira's story so interesting is looking at the life of a touring comedian from her point of view - and things aren't always as they seem.

Join us for a hilarous conversation with one of America's top talents and take the time to hear another amazing tale of what it's like to be a woman, who also happens to be a mom.

Be sure to follow Kira and if she's coming to a city near you, get tickets!

Website

YouTube (and her hilarious "sauna shorts" Let's Get Sweat

Facebook

Instagram

Enjoy!

EPISODE SPONSOR
Thanks so much to ezpz for their sponsorship of this episode! Check out our Deals Page to score some $$ off their patented ezpz mat which will literally change mealtime with small kiddos. From baby’s first food to feeding independence, ezpz understands the challenges parents face and provides the tools to support a positive feeding experience.

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

 

 

Finding the Time and Energy for Fitness

Finding the Time and Energy for Fitness

October 31, 2019

Finding time for anything when you're a mom is difficult, and fitness is no exception. Let's face it, most of us would prefer to never work out, but the hard truth is our bodies need - and deserve - exercise. We feel better, we sleep better, we're less stressed and we are healthier for our kiddos when we move our bodies. But man, finding the time and finding that fitness thing we enjoy to do really sucks.

In this episode we sit down with personal trainer and fitness expert (and single mom of two) Taryn Atlas to discuss all things fitness and why she thinks it's really important to do something...anything that involves moving our bodies...and also why she's in love with squats.

Taryn has been studying and practicing health and fitness since her college days and her loving, holistic approach to exercise for women might just be the motivation you need. This is NOT about getting skinny. This is about staying strong and healthy, and Taryn walks us through all types of modalities and ideas to do just that. We grill her on all the latest fitness trends, talk classes and fancy micro-gyms, how we can work out at home on the cheap, and we go deep into whether or not Tracey should get a Peloton. And we talk about squats.

Don't be scared off by the subject of this episode. Whether you're already active daily or need a gentle nudge in the exercise direction, this Band of Mothers discussion is for you.

If you're interesting in following Taryn:

Join her Facebook Group, Shakti Rising

Follow her on insta

Enjoy! And let us know what you do to stay healthy!

EPISODE SPONSOR
Thanks so much to Sarah Wells Bags for their sponsorship of this episode! Check out our Deals Page to score some $$ off her awesome breast pump bags.

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

Please Explain Tiny House Living

Please Explain Tiny House Living

October 24, 2019

Ever wanted to know what it's like to live in a tiny house? One word: Humanure. Ever wanted to know WHO lives in a tiny house? Three words: This Family Of Six. SIX PEOPLE YOU GUYS!!

But, there's more! We sit down with Katrina Christensen, mother to three (with one on the way so ok maybe a family of 5.5 at the moment) doula, home schooler, and wait for it - - United Airlines baggage handler - - to talk about living in a tiny house with all. those. people.

Somehow, with Katrina, it all makes perfect sense and her chill approach to minimalist living plus her majorly convincing reasons to work for UA part time (free tickets people, lots of them) all seem to work together to make tiny house living a serious consideration. (Moms looking for a side hustle with great benefits...listen to this episode!)

Katrina walks us through how they built their adorable home, what it's like for so many people to share one very ingeniously designed bathroom and why they chose a house on wheels. Also we grill her about sex in a tiny loft, obviously.

To take a video tour of Katrina's home here

Follow along with her on Instagram for pics of her home and cute family and snakes

EPISODE SPONSOR
Thanks so much to Sarah Wells Bags for their sponsorship of this episode! Check out our Deals Page to score some $$ off her awesome breast pump bags.

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour and continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

The Life of a Food Editor with Denise Mickelsen: MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About)

The Life of a Food Editor with Denise Mickelsen: MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About)

October 17, 2019

Ever wonder what it's like to be a REAL foodie? A person who writes about food, studies food, tests food and basically just thinks about food all day? 5280 Magazine Food Editor Denise Mickelsen is here to give you the scoop. From working her way through culinary school to getting hazed by cooks at restaurants and working for - AND MEETING - Martha Stewart (yep we have some scoop there) Denise has dedicated her life to food and the food industry. And became a mom along the way.

We hope you love peeling back the curtains for this MILF episode as much as we did!

To follow Denise:

Twitter

Instagram

Thank you to our episode sponsor, Sarah Wells Bags! Head over to our deals page to snag a great offer on one of her signature designer breast pump bags.

 

Empty Compliments and Other Ways We Are Messing Up Our Kids

Empty Compliments and Other Ways We Are Messing Up Our Kids

October 10, 2019

This is a parenting episode for everyone. While we've never ever wanted to be the hosts who tell you how to parent (because we clearly don't know what we're doing) we couldn't resist having an expert like Robin come chat with us. The truth is that while we're all doing the best we can, it's possible to be doing quite a few things dead wrong. We talk about resiliency, grit, letting our kids fail, and how those empty compliments we gush to our kiddos may be doing more harm than good. Don't worry, this isn't a shame on you episode. Robin is the coolest, and funny and shoots from the hip. We hope you enjoy a fresh perspective from someone who has seen a lot of sh*t. We sure did!

Robin Glenn is the Co-Founder and CEO of BASE Education, an online prevention and intervention program that addresses the ‘Whole Child’. Her previous positions include At-Risk Student Specialist, private practice therapist for adolescents and their families, Treatment Coordinator for intensive in/outpatient teen programs, and Research Specialist in clinical trials for adolescents with addictions. Robin continues to train law enforcement, school administrators and faculty, and medical professionals, on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. Her experiences drew her to Social Emotional Learning, and continue to fuel her passion of wellness and innovation. Ms. Glenn earned her MA in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, and School Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a licensed professional counselor, certified school counselor, and a master addiction counselor.

Let us know your thoughts, and enjoy!

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour and continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

You Are More Creative Than You Think

You Are More Creative Than You Think

October 3, 2019

What does it mean to be creative? Do YOU think you're creative, or do you consider yourself to do creative things? Most of us, at some point, probably pursued something that fills our souls in the creative world...maybe we were good at it...maybe we weren't...but have you stuck to it? Have you ever given yourself permission to use that small creative side of yourself without agenda or judgement or expectation of perfection? And how do we define "creative" pursuits? It may be a broader spectrum than you think!

In this episode we talk to Julie Scarlata, mom, and founder of Lalu and co-founder of The Wonder Co., about how we can cultivate creativity in our kiddos without having to sit down with them and do a $65 craft project that we hate. More importantly, we talk about what it means to be creative as adult women - who are also moms - and why we need to let go of perfection. (Tip: we're being WAY too hard on ourselves in that dept.)

Snuggle up, and let yourself lean into this one. You know we hate #selfcare - but is it possible using our brains in a way that stretches our imagination could lead us to a bit more personal freedom and happiness? And also, have we been overthinking "creativity" to the point where we do nothing?

Let us know your thoughts, and enjoy!

How have you been enjoying our podcast? If you're into it, can you please leave us a rating or comment? We value your feedback so we can make this thing better!

And as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com, leave a rating or comment on your podcast app, or tell us IRL and come see us at a show!

**************

Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.

The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour and continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Shay and Tracey at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePumpAndDump/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ThePumpAndDumpShow/
Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour