The Pump and Dump Podcast
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!

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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 

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!

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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 

Getting to Know the West Coast Cast: Jilly + Amy

Getting to Know the West Coast Cast: Jilly + Amy

September 26, 2019

Put on your headphones, hide your children, buckle up and prepare yourselves for the tour de force that is Jill Bartlett and Amy Albert of #ThePumpAndDumpWestCoast + our intrepid director, Kristin Goodman.

WARNING: We recorded this episode after an intense two weeks of rehearsal (and an even more intense 3 months for Tracey and Shayna and four weeks for Kristin) and there was a cozy, breezy AirBnB in the Hollywood Hills, there was a group of very tired women, who were proud of their hard work and in love with each other, and there was tequila.

What we're trying to say here, is that this is probably the most rowdy, inappropriate podcast we may ever record, so be warned that this episode isn't safe for work, or home with little ears listening, or possibly even safe for your dog. Just jokes. We get rowdy, but we get to know Jilly and Amy and there is a Brittany Spears impression you DO NOT want to miss.

We hope you enjoy this introduction, and we REALLY hope you enjoy seeing Jilly and Amy at a show!

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 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 

Mindful Parenting and Cyber Security for Kids in the Digital Age

Mindful Parenting and Cyber Security for Kids in the Digital Age

September 19, 2019

Screen time for kids is about as ubiquitous to childhood as peanut butter and jelly - but secretly, don't we all wonder... is it all ok? We've all heard the horror stories, the urban myths and the mommy-war warnings...but what's legit, and to be honest...where do we even start?

Join us for a very honest and frank (but surprisingly palatable) conversation with Liz Repking, founder and senior Cyber Safety Expert at Cyber Safety Consulting. Liz is the mother of 3 children, ranging in age from middle school to college. After entering the workforce over 20 years ago, she spent a majority of her career working as a technical consultant, developing and delivering a variety of training courses for clients.

Many years ago, Liz became acutely aware of the dangers the Internet posed to children like her own. While parents recognize these dangers, they are uncomfortable and even intimidated by the depth and breadth of the technology their children use. This led Liz to create Cyber Safety Consulting with the goal of educating parents, children, and school educators on the safe, savvy, and ethical use of the digital world.

We'd love to know your thoughts on this topic, and what you do to protect your kiddos from the WWW.

Drop us a line, and let us know!

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 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with additional casts performing all around the country.

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 the Enneagram

Please Explain the Enneagram

September 12, 2019

Don't worry, this isn't a weird cult endeavor. The Enneagram is actually a very unique personality profile unlike anything else and it's kind of rocked our worlds. (In all the best ways.)

In this episode we chat with psychotherapist (and mom!) Nancy Goodman, LCSW whose practice specializes in helping with prenatal and postpartum life issues, parenting, and trauma. Nancy uses the Enneagram as a tool to help illuminate motivations that might shape our behavior, and we ask her all the questions, including how can knowing your Enneagram number make you a better parent? And most importantly, can we type our kids right now??

We also discuss our own personality types as a point of reference, and probably reveal way too many uncomfortable things about our personalities. But hey! That's what this podcast is for! :)

If you're curious, here's some of the Enneagram resources we talk about:

The Enneagram Institute / $12 RHETI test (we highly reccommend)

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson

Enneagram Worldwide aka The Narrative Enneagram

The Road Back to You by Ian Morgon Cron and Suzanna Stabile

Visit Nancy Goodman's practice at: A Parent Connection

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!

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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 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with additional casts performing all around the country.

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 

Getting to Know the Midwest Cast: Angela + Molly (+ our director Kristin Goodman)

Getting to Know the Midwest Cast: Angela + Molly (+ our director Kristin Goodman)

September 5, 2019

Friends, this is the moment you've been waiting for. Who the heck are Angela Peel and Molly Kirk? Who is this mysterious director Kristin Goodman we keep talking about? Well this is your chance to find out! While we were in rehearsals in Chicago, we sat down with the ladies and asked them questions The Pump and Dump Way so you will know everything you need to know about these talented and hilarious mamas. Seriously, if you want to laugh, this is your episode. It's worth it for the Creed, we're just saying.

We hope you enjoy this introduction, and we REALLY hope you enjoy seeing Angie and Molly at a show!

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 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 

Bonus Baby: The Tale of the Vasectomy that Didn’t Work

Bonus Baby: The Tale of the Vasectomy that Didn’t Work

August 29, 2019

Buckle up and listen to the wild tale of Lynn Bodnar, a mom of three who found herself pregnant at 43 WITH HER FOURTH KID even though her husband had gotten a vasectomy years before. The realization - and the next 9 months that ensued - changed Lynn's life forever. As a mom, as a wife, a friend and as the woman she was destined to become.

Lynn's book The Perfect Cupcake (think autobiography with an amazing dose of inspiration for moms everywhere) debuts very soon and we are so lucky to have her on P+D to tell her story.

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!

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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 

Please Explain The Pump and Dump Show Expansion

Please Explain The Pump and Dump Show Expansion

August 22, 2019

In case you've missed all our posts on social, we wanted to fill you in on some big changes at the old P&D.

We didn’t start The Pump and Dump Show with any expectations. We were two moms with tiny babies who needed a night out and some validation and knew that other moms might need that too. We never imagined it would grow up big and strong like our own children have. We certainly never could have predicted that our 1-yr-olds would be 8-yr-olds and we’d still be on the road. We have traveled the country, listened to your stories, hugged your tears away, laughed with you and have done our best to validate you and we won’t stop. 

Here’s the thing: We believe full-heartedly that this show has never been about us, Shayna and Tracey. It’s always been about YOU. We have dedicated the last seven years, despite the painfully early morning flights, random bomb cyclones and airport diarrhea, to bringing humor and generosity to as many moms as we can and that’s really all we want to do. So you guys - we have decided to produce multiple live shows at the same time so we can reach more cities and more moms. We have found two amazing new casts to start performing this Fall. You will be blown away at how authentic and funny and talented they are; we are beyond excited to see what Angela, Molly, Jilly and Amy bring to the show. 

In this episode we discuss all of our recent changes in detail with the one and only Debbie Scheer.  We also talk about what it's like to build a business with your bestie, and what it feels like to be on the road for 5 years, and how Tracey is a mega nerd who only wants to play Catan. And we cry a bit, because we've kind of been crying all summer.

We don't love just talking about ourselves, so thank you Debbie for bringing us out of our shell!

And friends! Get tickets to an upcoming NEW show! You're gonna love it!

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 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 

 

Sex Every Single Day - Could You Do It?

Sex Every Single Day - Could You Do It?

August 15, 2019

What if someone told you it was 100% possible to have sex every single day, and if you did, you could virtually guarantee a happy, healthy partnership?

Skeptical? Yeah, we were too. Like, majorly skeptical. However, Caitlin Doemner (mama of 4 kiddos and author of Sex Every Day) has quite a philosophy about the whole thing, and if you dare to open your mind, she makes some good points.

Have a listen and let us know if you're willing to prioritize pleasure in your partnership for two weeks. No seriously - LET US KNOW!

To learn more about Caitlin and her husband Michael:

here's their website

join their Facebook group

buy the books

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 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