Band of Mothers Podcast
Controlling What You Can: Facing and Feeling Judgemet in the Time of Coronavirus

Controlling What You Can: Facing and Feeling Judgemet in the Time of Coronavirus

May 28, 2020

Ok friends, we've #shelteredinplace for like 20+ weeks and now things are - believe it or not - getting even more complicated. As we begin to reopen our lives, there are a LOT of questions (and even more feelings) about how to navigate re-engaging with friends, family and the world.

The problem for moms, however, is how do we expand our social circles without pissing off our mom friends, while also staying true to the parameters we feel are right for our families? WILL WE EVER HAVE A #MOMSNIGHTOUT? Will our kid's ever have a playdate? And why do we feel like we hate everyone?

Our friend - and Life Coach - Valerie Firedlander hels us out with this awkward #pandemic transition, and offers a lot of level-headed insight about how we can all remain friends through this shit show. We hope this helps!

To find out more about Valerie Friedlander:

Take the Stress Test

Valerie Friedlander Life Coach and Leadership Coach

Facebook

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Unicorn Moms and Making Yourself Happy First with Parenting Coach Eirene Heidelberger

Unicorn Moms and Making Yourself Happy First with Parenting Coach Eirene Heidelberger

May 14, 2020

This week we begin to dip our toes into a departure from #quarantinecheckins and back to looking at what it's like to be a woman who happens to be a mom, and we feel like our chat with GIT Mom founder and parenting coach Eirene Heildelberger was the perfect segway.

If you're feeling like you need a mom-confidence kick in the booty, Eirene is your woman.

The GIT Mom system is the only system that focuses on the mom, rather than the kids, allowing moms to give their children the parenting they need so they have time to do the activities they most enjoy! GIT Mom teaches you how to parent more efficiently so that you have more “me” time.

The journey to becoming GIT Mom was not a simple one for Eirene. Her oldest son was not an easy baby. As a clueless first-time mom, Eirene was anxious and stressed and she missed her pre-baby life. After a few months of struggle, Eirene committed to doing things differently. She learned to compartmentalize his crying and her irrational need to “do it all”. She perfected a sleep schedule and carved out personal time in her weekly schedule. These small adjustments were just the seeds of the GIT Mom system, which now is being used full-time by moms around the country.

Today, Eirene assists moms with every type of parenting issue, such as sleep training, scheduling, returning back to work, and teaching kids the value of listening and respecting others. All with the ultimate goal of empowering moms to be happy, confident, guilt-free parents. Because if mama isn’t happy, then no-one is!

In addition to running GIT Mom, Eirene is happily married and has three sons. With the GIT Mom system in full effect she has plenty of family time, but still gets her work-out in, drinks her beloved wine and watches plenty of the Real Housewives.

Here's some things we cover:

  • We share our own parenting insecurities and our struggles with being a threatening mom, bribing mom and yelling mom.
  • Mom Guilt
  • Raising children that know the world doesn’t revolve around then. 
  • How happy, confident moms raise healthy confident children
  • How Eirene is a coach who focuses on mom's happiness first, and believes that from there you can be a great parent

If you're feeling overwhelmed these days, or even if you just second-guess your decisions from time to time, have a listen and realize you're a unicorn, but you also are not a unicorn and that's ok. You're doing a GREAT job!

To find more about GIT Mom:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Podcast

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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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The Infinite Power of a Strong Mom Community with HeyMama CEO, Katya Libin

The Infinite Power of a Strong Mom Community with HeyMama CEO, Katya Libin

May 7, 2020

If there's one thing we love, it's amazing women who believe in women - especially moms - and who give their talents and energies to build a #BandOfMothers. Our guest, Katya Libin - CEO of HeyMama, does just that.

This week we explore the nexus of a company that supports working moms, and we chat about why community is so important for all of us.

Have a listen to get inspired, and hopefully this is helps give you a nudge to seek a meaningful #BandOfMothers community of your own.

Find out more about HeyMama and join their community!

HeyMama.co

Instagram

Facebook

And, we want to give a very special thank you to some amazing companies who are actively supporting our #MomsNightIn for Mother's Day Eve Comedy Special and fundraiser for Together Rising. If you're tuning in to our very special event on May 9th, you're in for a treat because these folks are donating some really really wonderful prizes for you to win. Check 'em out!

Quaker Oats (you may have heard of them ;)

Fit4Mom

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Sarah O Jewelry

Juju Be Gifting

Cynthia Jones Jewelry

State Bags

Mindful Mamas

Zestt

Mountain Meadow Herbs

Sarah Happ Lip Scrubs

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

Breathing In and Tweeting Out: How Social Media Helped My Postpartum Depression with Cydni Beer

Breathing In and Tweeting Out: How Social Media Helped My Postpartum Depression with Cydni Beer

April 30, 2020

Hey, friends! It's Self Isolation week 1000 and we're feeling it. This week's episode is utterly delightful, and while we went in with the intention of Quarantine Talking, what evolved was a beautiful discussion about social media, postpartum depression, finding yourself again, living your authentic life and we're so here for it.

If you're not already familiar with humorist and mom of three, Cydni Beer, you are in for a treat (Although we're pretty sure you've seen at least half a dozen of he viral tweets coming through your feed.) What started as a simple way to dig herself out of massive postpartum depression, has turned into a full-fledged, bonafied, high-profile account, and we chat with Cydni about the nexus of her social media efforts, how it's helped her and how she sees it helping others.

If you think this episode can help a loved one who is struggling with PPD, please pass it on!

Follow Cydni on:

Twitter

Instagram

We hope you guys are all healthy and safe. We miss you, and love you!

And please mark your calendars for our first ever #MomsNightIn - A Mother's Day Eve Special Event!

For the past 7 years, The Pump and Dump Show has hosted a wildly popular #MothersDayEve celebration for thousands of moms, with comedy, laughter, and love. While this year’s live events have unfortunately been cancelled, the show will go on! On Saturday, May 9th, Band of Mothers Media and HeyMama.co will present a free online comedy show celebrating Mother’s Day, to give moms worldwide an hour to themselves to relax and laugh. The event is free for all to attend, but the goal is to raise money for Glennon Doyle’s foundation, Together Rising, to help financially support families in need during this crisis. The event will feature all three casts of The Pump and Dump Show, who will be performing a unique and never before seen adaptation of their nationally touring performance live via Zoom. Join us for an hour of comedy, original music, games, prizes and surprises, and take a much needed break from family isolation life!

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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Thriving or Sinking: An Honest Discussion with a 4th Grade Teacher About Virtual Learning

Thriving or Sinking: An Honest Discussion with a 4th Grade Teacher About Virtual Learning

April 23, 2020

Ok guys, time to address the elephant in the room. Parents across America are STRUGGLING with Remote Learning or Virtual Learning or Prison School (as Tracey calls it) and loads of kids are struggling even more. This global pandemic has upended all our lives in so many ways, but those of us with school aged children have a whole new layer of anxiety, stress and frustration when it comes to navigating remote learning with our kiddos. So, let's talk about it.

In this episode we go deep with Ms. Josie a 4th grade teacher here in Denver (you may remember her from Episode 37 - What Do Teachers Really Want From Parents?) and we hold nothing back. But neither does she. We ask her all the questions we've all had these past few weeks, and she offers quite a lot of perspective from both sides of the school desk.

If you've had any grumblings while trying to navigate virtual learning these past few weeks (and who hasn't?) please do yourself a favor: lock yourself in the closest - or better yet - go for a looong walk and take the time to listen to this very important conversation. We hope it helps.

We love you! This sucks, but we know you're doing the best you can. And to all the teachers trying to make the best of an equally crappy situation. We salute you. We really, really do.

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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How Are You? Checking in with a NYC Mom Socially Isolating in a 750 Square Foot Apartment #QuarantineCheckIn

How Are You? Checking in with a NYC Mom Socially Isolating in a 750 Square Foot Apartment #QuarantineCheckIn

April 16, 2020

** Hey BREEDERS! Can we ask you a quick favor? If you haven't already, could you please subscribe to this podcast and leave a review? AND, if you want to score some serious #momkarma, could you share some of your favorite Band of Mothers Podcast episodes with your friends and family? Thank you!! **

Hi friends! We're in week 4, approximately day 30ish of self-isolation and honestly we don't know if we're coming or going. Things are settling in but also we're starting to get a skootch annoyed with things. And by things we mean family. And by family we mean the loud kids and no personal space. You?

This week's #QuarantineCheckIn is with Shay's sister-in-law, Jenara - a woman we both love madly, and a mom who is in the US epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak: NYC. We ask her what life is like there (really) how it feels to lock down inside a 750 sq ft railroad apartment with her family, and what else the internet can give her to bake. (Also, she made the Dalanga coffee, and she has opinions.)

Also updates from Shay and Tracey including a report on what it's like to visit an emergency room during a global pandemic BECAUSE TRACEY'S DAUGHTER BROKE HER ARM, and other tales of winning at parenting.

Enjoy! And stay safe, #BREEDERS! We love you all so so so much!

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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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How Are You? with Kristin Goodman #QuarantineCheckIn

How Are You? with Kristin Goodman #QuarantineCheckIn

April 9, 2020

** Hey friends! Can we ask you a quick favor? If you haven't already, could you please subscribe to this podcast and leave a review? AND, if you want to score some serious #momkarma, could you share some of your favorite Band of Mothers Podcast episodes with your friends and family? Thank you!! **

Hey there! How are you? How's it going out there in isolation land? Feeling like your nerves are still frayed to their very edges, or are you beginning to settle in? We're somewhere in the middle, but it feels like there are more good days happening than bad this past week, so we'll call that a win.

For this week's #QuarantineCheckIn we chat with the great Kristin Goodman: director of The Pump and Dump Show, film director, theatre director, playwright, writer, mom and light of our lives.

We hope you're enjoying our hiatus from our normal programming to bring you these check-ins during this crazy time, and we REALLY hope you listen in to this one. Kristin is one of those people who makes you feel better the minute you're around her. (Even if it's on Zoom.) Our very frank and honest conversation about anxiety and guilt surrounding COVID-19 covers the gamut of emotion; and as we sort of expected, Kristin somehow makes us feel better by changing our perspective ever so slightly. We hope it does the same for you!

Stay safe, #BREEDERS! We love you all so so so much!

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

How Are You? with Chris and Jonny #QuarantineCheckIn

How Are You? with Chris and Jonny #QuarantineCheckIn

April 2, 2020

** Hey friends! Can we ask you a quick favor? If you haven't already, could you please subscribe to this podcast and leave a review? AND, if you want to score some serious #momkarma, could you share some of your favorite Band of Mothers Podcast episodes with your friends and family? Thank you!! **

Well it took a global pandemic to get our #MTHRFKRS on the BOMpod, but we did it! This week we pour drinks, zoom it up, and have a family chat about what #quarantinelife has been like as couples, as dads, and as families, for the past three weeks. Chris (Shay's husband) and Jonny (Tracey's husband) talk about moving from an office to working from home, how it's going with the kids, what they expected vs our current reality, how it's been living with us (lol) and most importantly Chris let's us know what it's like shopping at Costco these days.

We'll continue with these #QuarantineCheckIn episodes until it makes sense to talk about something else. We hope they're helping you feel a bit more normal about things, and we hope we're able to help you peek into other parents' struggles during this insane time. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, please let us know!

Sending you all our love, and THANK YOU for your continued support! xoxoxoxo

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour 

How Are You? with The P+D’s Amy Albert #QuarantineCheckIn

How Are You? with The P+D’s Amy Albert #QuarantineCheckIn

March 26, 2020

How are you guys doing? We're fine over here. Everything is fine. Just jokes. It's hard and weird, and we're gonna dedicate the next few episodes to checking in with friends and family to see how everyone is doing, and how everyone is coping. This week we chat with Amy Albert of the West Coast Cast who has been holed up with two littles and thankfully a zoom line to her therapist.

We hope you guys are coping ok, and we want you to know we're here for you. There's lots of good stuff happening on our Band of Mothers App, we've made an 11 minute smile and relax BOM Meditation for you, that you can access here on the pod. Go check it out! We love you! Let's keep talking.

Things we're into: If you're looking for links to anything we've mentioned on our podcasts it's all in one awesome area on our Band of Mothers App! Download our app today (on Apple and Android, links below) then head over to "Shop the Podcast" (in the left navigation bar) to find all the tidbits we mention together and with our guests from all our past episodes. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know if we miss anything!

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!

For tour updates and more shenanigans, follow Tracey, Shay and the whole P+D team at:

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BOM Meditiation #1: A Reset For Mom

BOM Meditiation #1: A Reset For Mom

March 24, 2020

Introducing BOM Meditations! P+D Style! (This isn't your woo woo guru's meditation. :)

Take a quick break from #quarantinelife and let yourself slip away to a serene space where you can breathe. This meditation is just 11 minutes long...11 minutes to relax and validate you, to free that monkey mom mind, and to have a reset so you can head back into the chaos. 

Find a comfy spot, lock the door and let us take you away. Naturally, this is coming from The Pump and Dump Show, so expect some pleasant surprises and a few smiles during your meditation. And if you enjoyed this little respite, please share with your #BandOfMothers. :)

You're an Awesome Mom. You've got this.

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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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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Tour schedule: https://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com/tour