The Tale of the Yurt Baby and The Yurt Baby’s Tale

January 17, 2019
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Settle in #breeders, because you do not want to miss these two amazing stories. In this week's episode Shayna and Tracey interview a mother and daughter who share their remarkable birth stories. Ahva Lenay had her baby in a yurt at the top of a mountain in the 80's - YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT - and her daughter Niya Gingerich doesn't make it to the mountain for the birth of her own daughter, but it's a home birth with a twist. If you love hearing birth stories, this is for you. If you're curious about births outside the hospital, this is for you. And if you just love hearing tales of bravery, hardship and love from amazing, every day women then THIS IS FOR YOU!

If you're in Denver, Niya and her husband own Local46 on Tennyson Street in the Highlands. Local46 was the birthplace to the very first Pump and Dump Show, and is one of those perfect, welcoming, cozy neighborhood bars that is a staple in the community. They have live music every night, and literally the best beer garden in Denver. Find out more here:

Local46 on Facebook

Website

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

 

Resolutions Moms Can Keep and Quit with Special Guest Betsy Stover

January 10, 2019
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Sure it's January, but this episode discusses all the resolutions that moms can keep, and QUIT. What if we let more things go (what up mom guilt) and maybe refrain from piling more massive pressure on our plates? What if we were cool with some smaller accomplishments rather than "I'm going to slay this year and everything is going to be awesome and perfect always?"

Shay and Tracey share their 2019 resolutions - or rather - intentions - because it's 2019 and that's how we talk now. Also, they discuss why they're stepping back from Instagram...but with nothing but love.

And a very special guest: actress, UCB Improv goddess and mom of three boys Betsy Stover of Why Mommy Drinks Podcast shares what's she's thinking about for the coming year, and what she thinks moms need to let go for good.

And last, if you have any great bread recipes or book recommendations, Tracey and Shayna are all in. Oh, and (this is not sponsored) here's our favorite Unpaper Towels aka "Wipe Ups."

Follow Betsy at: https://www.instagram.com/betsy.stover/

Why Mommy Drinks on iTunes

Why Mommy Drinks on Facebook

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

MILF Of The Month: Adoption, Race, Divorce and Auctioneering with Debbie Scheer

December 13, 2018
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Our MILF (Mother I'd Like To Find Out About) Of The Month is Debbie Scheer, a fantastically funny, ridiculously talented, and fiercely dedicated mom. She talks about adopting and raising her two black sons, her views on race in this crazy world, navigating a divorce, her love of Costco, and her awesome multi-faceted jobs as a humorist, speaker and auctioneer. Auctioneer!

Our new monthly series follows every day moms and their not-so-every-day stories. We think the women who make up all our lives are infinitely fascinating, so we are spending an episode every month digging deeper into the lives of women around us, who also happen to be moms.

To find out more about Debbie, visit Debbie Scheer Speaks, and if you're in Denver, keep an eye out for this lady (probably at Costco) she's all over the town doing shows, fundraisers and events, and also just at Costco.

And if you're curious, the book she recommends in this episode is called So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olou.

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

Gifts for your #BandOfMothers

December 6, 2018
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Sure we have gifts for our kids to buy, gifts for our partners, gifts for the in-laws and gifts for the teachers, but the best gifts? Girlfriend Gifts! They're so fun to give and even more fun to receive, and in this episode Shay and Tracey go through a few of their (totally random) favorite things they'd think any member of your #BandOfMothers would love. AANNNDDD.....the show ends with a #Mombush! Shay and Tracey surprise Special Guest and The Pump and Dump Show's Director of Operations (and resident #sadcake maker) Kate Burgess with something special. Make sure you stick around for the reveal!

HAPPY HANUKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

Please Explain Makeup

November 29, 2018
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So here's the deal: we're in our 40's and still don't really understand how to put on makeup. We realize that this isn't the most cutting edge of pressing issues to discuss BUT HERE US OUT - we have a feeling a lot of moms don't understand makeup just like us, and we also feel like a lot of moms don't want to watch a YouTube tutorial by a 19 year old.

We decided to bring our friend and internationally acclaimed makeup artist (and mom!) Katelyn Simkins to our podcast table and grill here on all the things we've been dying to know but were afraid to ask. Is lip liner still a thing? What's up with lash serum? (Tracey heard it can make you go blind or change your eye color or something.) What product makes us look old? What product makes us look young? Why does Katelyn love castor oil so much?

It's a riveting hour of clueless femininity and in the end we learned a lot. We hope you do too!

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

Ask Us Anything! We’re Drunk!

November 15, 2018
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What happens when two comedians force themselves to talk about themselves and answer questions about themselves when they don't really love discussing themselves? They drink Bloody Marys and plow through it.

If you've ever wanted to know a little bit more about Shayna and Tracey beyond what you see at The Pump and Dump Show (and if you want to hear Tracey talk into a straw, because vodka) then settle in for a very lively, very Zing Zang-y "Ask Us Anything" episode.

Some items to note:

*The Bloody Mary mix of choice is: Zing Zang (you can pretty much get it anywhere, it's not expensive at all, and it's in a red and green plastic bottle.)

*Shay and Tracey are STILL discussing their love of Vionic orthopedic slippers.

*If you have any Birding tips (#nerdalert) or know of a good solar powered bird bath for Colorado winters please let Tracey know.

*And Shayna really needs a hobby. (Suggestions welcome.)

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

 

Airing Our Dirty Laundry Pt. 2

November 8, 2018
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We continue our round table conversation about the real way we lead our domestic lives. If you've listened to Part 1, then Part 2 will give you all the intel you've been hoping which is mainly: HOW OFTEN DOES EVERYONE CHANGE THEIR SHEETS? There's more juiciness to this episode than just sheets, however. What other questions do we pull from the fruit bowl? You'll have to listen to get the dirty low-down.

Oh, and because people have been asking, our favorite cozy, orthotic, don't-hurt-our-back slippers are from Vionic. Tracey found them a year ago (maybe more?) when they were listed as one of Oprah's Favorite Things, and they DO NOT disappoint.

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

Airing Our Dirty Laundry Pt. 1

November 1, 2018
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What REALLY goes on behind the closed doors of our homes? Is someone REALLY washing the baseboards? Is someone else having popcorn for dinner? WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS' CLOSETS REALLY LOOK LIKE? We pull back our Target curtains to tell the truth about our own domestic lives, and then we host a round table with two other moms to discuss the truth of our day to day housekeeping regimen. Or lack thereof.

Caution: Label Makers are involved.

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

Going Down To Pound Town

October 26, 2018
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Well, we're doin' it. We're talking about sex after babies and we ask ALLLLLLL the questions with our very special guest, Amanda Testa, a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach who helps overwhelmed women reconnect with their sexuality.

We discuss how to get your groove back in the bedroom, how to like yourself (and your partner) again, and we also discuss the Yoni Egg. We reallllly discuss the Yoni Egg.

Don't be shy y'all. There are so many great tidbits to take away from this episode. There's also a kazillion stupid sex jokes. It's us, after all. But seriously, Amanda is fantastic and finding the spark in this part of your life isn't as woo woo or intense as you may think.

Here's some links to check out after you listen:

AmandaTesta.com/Breeder: a free intimacy guide and basic Jade Egg practice set up just for YOU!

Erotic Blueprint: it's like a personality test for your sex life and soooooo interesting. Tracey already took it to make sure it's legit. It's super legit.

Amanda's Podcast Find Your Feminine Fire

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

Birthing A Business

October 18, 2018
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We've both owned other businesses before we started The Pump and Dump Show, and we discuss the long circuitious road we each took that lead us to our jobs today as the creators, writers, producers and performers of The P&D. We've also struggled to run The Pump and Dump show while also raising a family. Big time. In this episode we discuss the ups and downs of being a mom who owns her own business, and how running a biz is different once you become a mom.

We chat with mom and owner (and ray of sunshine) of Sarah O Jewelry, Sarah Ortega about how she gets it all done, what keeps her up at night, and how she got started in the first place. Then we play a game with her to test her limits of just how bad she wants success.

To be honest, we could have talked for hours on this topic...especially when you hear our #sadcake tale at the end about what happened in Chicago; so maybe we'll dig deeper in a later episode.  But for this episode, we want you to know that being an entrepreneur is a complex, crazy and definitely rewarding life (when it's all going well) which also kind of the same feeling as being a mom. Do you agree?

And last, a big snuggly ball of major love to our friends at Fit4Mom in Chicago for our mistake with your slide at the show. We love you (and all our Fit4Mom friends) and we're sorry the tech gods were out to get us before the show.

If you're a mom in the area looking for a community - a true Band of Mothers - look no further than your local Fit4Mom chapter. Yes, they exercise, but it's so so so much more. And if you're in Chicago - look up https://chicago.fit4mom.com/

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback and 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 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-dates

 

Urgent Bonus Episode: A Star Is Born

October 10, 2018
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SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! This is an urgent - maybe bonus? - second episode we had to make because we watched A Star Is Born and we NEED to talk about it. DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. WE WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU.

We think this movie made a lot of moms go out to see movies. Many of the moms we know went on actual dates with their husbands or partners; and a lot of moms went by themselves, which frankly is even better.

We loved this movie SO HARD. To be honest, we loved this movie even before it came out, and it got us thinking...when was the last time we all felt that way about a movie? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE WENT TO A MOVIE? Like a real movie, for adults, with no kids involved...and it was EVERYTHING? Isn't it fun to feel like a kid again?

If you're still swooning and crying over the magic that is Bradley Cooper's greatest achievement, and if you're loving the fact that you're now a die hard Lady Gaga Monster for life, this episode is for you. We interview our publicist, friend and mom of two littles, Laurie Coghlan, about how and why she saw the show; and then we interview former Deputy Editor of People Magazine and pop culture expert + doting dad of 2 year old twins, Peter Castro on his thoughts. Also Shay sings "Shallow" a lot. It's necessary.

Are you as obsessed as we are? Did this movie make you giddy again like back in the good old days? Do you hate Bradley's greasy hair but think he's hella hot anyway? We want to know.

Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com 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 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-dates

Please Stop Saying #SelfCare

October 8, 2018
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We've been having an ongoing dialogue for a few months now about how the hashtag #selfcare tends to get under our skin. It's not that we don't believe in taking care of ourselves, it's just that we wonder if it all has to be posted on social? And maybe it's all just getting a little too out of control? Baths with organic flowers, crystals, oils and three different kinds of salt? Is this realistic? Are we alone in feeling this way?

We dive into why the whole self care movement bothers us so much, and explore what it really means to take care of yourself when you're a woman, but also a mom who rarely gets to poop with the door closed.

For some perspective we interview our uber positive and refreshingly straightforward friend, Sarah Zeren who is an in-demand coach and counselor and helps people become the best version of themselves (and maybe she helps us change our attitudes.) And then we interview Tracey's mom on what it was like when she was at home with kids 40 years ago (sorry about the weird audio, we're learning over here.)

If you'd like personal insight from Sarah, you can find her here at http://sarahzeren.com/

We'd love to hear your thoughts as well! Email us anytime at pumpanddumpshowATgmail.com or 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 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-dates