The Mom Show

This is not your mother's podcast. Lindsay Aerts looks at the topics and issues that moms care about. Babies, health care, mental health, family and everything in between.

Episodes

  • June 19, 2022

    Climbing out of the darkness of postpartum mood disorders

    Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can be scary and confusing. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with two women who've experienced, and worked with women who have experienced postpartum depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. They discuss how to know if you have one, how to get help, and an amazing event coming up to raise awareness. The annual Climb out of the Darkness walk is happening Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 9 AM at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. You can find more details here.

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  • June 3, 2022

    How to get more girls in STEM careers. why seeing women on the GOP Senate debate stage matters

    The Utah Women and Leadership Project is out with some new research showing Utah isn't quite up to speed for women working STEM careers. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the UWLP founder, Dr. Susan Madsen, and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about why getting young girls involved in STEM activities is really they key to set them up for careers. They also discuss the recent GOP Senate debate and why it's important for women to be represented in politics.  

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  • May 27, 2022

    Healing from collective trauma and postpartum mood disorders

    Following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, host Lindsay Aerts talks about how that event is a collective trauma for everyone. She's joined by Ashley from Reach Counseling and Kelly from the group Moms Club of Sandy. They not only discuss the tragic events, and coping skills, they also discuss what mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders those might be going through in light of the added stress. They outline the different types of postpartum issues, and how to find resources. Plus, the Moms Club of Sandy is holding an event June 4th to raise money for mothers experiencing postpartum to get free therapy services. 

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  • May 22, 2022

    Everything to know about the formula shortage in Utah

    By now, you've probably heard multiple stories about the nation wide formula shortage. This week, doctors with the University of Utah held a press event giving updates on the status of the shortage in Utah. They discussed how Utah is mostly seeing this shortage affect specialty formulas, why you shouldn't dilute or make your own formula, whether it's safe to have someone else breastfeed your baby, and whether you can get milk from Utah's mother's milk bank.

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  • May 13, 2022

    When you don't love Mother's Day

    Mother's Day can be glorious for some, and hard for others. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about why they don't love the day. They also discuss Dr. Madsen's recent research about Utah's Pacific Islander and Asian women.  

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  • April 22, 2022

    How to protect your WiFi baby monitor from being hacked

    A local social media influencer and blogger recently shared about how her son's baby monitor had been hacked. The Utah mother shared how she caught a creepy man's distorted voice coming through her 3 year-old's camera. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with online safety expert from SafeWise Rebecca Edwards about how to make sure your baby monitor can't get hacked, the signs of a potential intrusion. and how to sure up your home WiFi network. They also define some common tech terms to make sure you can secure your router at home.

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  • March 11, 2022

    When Utah's women are stereotyped and how to handle it

    New Utah research shows women in the state still receive sexist comments. Most often those comments are in the form of stereotypes or the de-valuing of women. Host Lindsay Aerts shares examples of when this happens, and what to do about it, with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project.  

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  • March 11, 2022

    Childcare and period products legislation

    Utah's legislature recently passed a childcare amendments bill that creates grants using COVID-19 funds for child care centers that enter into contracts with employers to provide child care for their employees. Additionally, it changes the number of children licensed and unlicensed providers may care for, among other changes. Utah also passed a bill providing funds for some public schools to implement full-day kindergarten.  

    And, in a unanimous show of support, lawmakers also passed a bill to put period products in the girls bathroom of every Utah school in the state. Host Lindsay Aerts talks about these bills with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project.

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  • February 11, 2022

    How many single mothers in Utah are living in poverty

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project about research that shows just how many moms in Utah are single, and living in poverty. Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project also shares her perspectives on how we can help mothers living in poverty. 

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  • February 11, 2022

    Every girl in Utah schools will have access to period products next school year

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Emily Bell McCormick of The Period Project about how her bill to put mensuration products in ever Utah school in Utah. It's received a lot of support on Utah's Capitol Hill. Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project also shares her thoughts on how girls in Utah will benefit from this legislation. 

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  • February 11, 2022

    If you're a mom wanting to get into Utah politics

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about how many women are in Utah politics, and how Utah compares to the rest of the nation. They also discuss reasons why not as many women in Utah run for office. 

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  • January 23, 2022

    How to create mom-friendly company policies

    Every business is going to have company policies specific to their industry needs, however Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how they may be able to make it easier on moms and families to balance career and home life.  She talks with Holland&Hart’s Utah-based law associate, Karina Sargsian, who is a young mother of three. They discuss the policies her law firm has created specifically to retain mothers. Karina is both an expert in managing complex employment and commercial litigation while knowing just which color of sippy cup is acceptable to a toddler. She offers insight into what companies can do to keep moms working toward their career goals. 

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  • January 9, 2022

    The state of childcare in Utah

    According to the Utah Women and Leadership Project, 54% of Utah families need childcare in Utah. And that was before the pandemic hit. But is there enough being done by state lawmakers to help families get access to it? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Erin Jemison, a public policy consultant and Marin Christensen, Associate Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project who have co-authored a report on how other states have been trying to find childcare solutions. And what Utah can do to follow suit. 

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  • December 12, 2021

    Why Utah consistantly ranks worst in the nation for women's equality

    Every year Wallet Hub ranks the state's for how they do in Women's Equality. For four years in a row, Utah has ranked last. Host Lindasy Aerts dives into research from the Utah Women's and Leadership Project, dissecting why.

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  • December 10, 2021

    When your motherhood journey includes a stay at Primary Children's Hospital

    This week was the KSL Newsradio Give-a-thon, raising money for Primary Children's Hospital. Join Host Lindsay Aerts as she talks with a mom who's baby has had a plethora of time spent there, how she copes, and how the hospital has helped make her journey much less traumatic

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  • November 6, 2021

    When motherhood and working for pay are both full time jobs

    We all know that women who stay home, work. And women who work outside the home also have 40 hours they put into their paying jobs. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Owner and founder of Osmond Designs, Interior Designs and Furniture stores Heather Osmond about some of her experiences with four kids as she built her business from the ground up. Lindsay recently transitioned to working for pay full time, and she shares what that shift has been like. They also discuss why the number of hours you are with your kids in a day doesn't equate to how much you love them.

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  • October 17, 2021

    Should mensuration products be in every Utah public school?

    In this week's episode of the State of Women in Utah, we discuss a push to put period products, like pads and tampons, in every Utah public school. Emily Bell McCormick, with The Policy Project and Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership project join host Lindsay Aerts to talk about Emily's efforts to get Utah lawmakers on board with the idea. They discuss why the need is so great in Utah, and why is hasn't been done yet.  

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  • October 8, 2021

    Swig founder reveals 2nd breast cancer scare, launches SAVE THE CUPS campaign

    Swig is a locally founded soda shop that is quite popular in Utah. Its founder, Nicole Tanner was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago and had her medical bills paid. Now, she wants to do the same for other women going through it.  Nicole advocates for early detection, something she attributes to saving her life. But Nicole is also going through a 2nd breast cancer scare currently, and reveals to Host Lindsay Aerts how she's feeling as a recent mammogram detected another irregularity. She doesn't know yet if that one is cancerous. Nicole talks about all this, and how you can give back to help pay the medical bills of women going through breast cancer this month, through the Save the Cups campaign at Swig!

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  • September 19, 2021

    How moms can change gender messaging for daughters

    In this monthly State of Women in Utah series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about issues that impact Utah's women. This week they discuss how mothers play a vital role in gender messaging for their daughters. They discuss areas of education, culture, and social settings where mothers can model for their daughters how to change messages around what women can do and be. This discussion is spawned from research from Dr. Madsen and her team on What Utah Mothers can do to Impact their Daughters. 

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  • September 10, 2021

    What it's like to have an illness triggered by pregnancy

    Pregnancy can be very hard on your body but Kelli Pierce was diagnosed with a rare illness triggered by her pregnancy. Kelli is the producer for Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson, and former reporter for KSL. She now has an 8 month old baby boy. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Kelli about she felt faint during her entire pregnancy, and what she did when symptoms didn't go away after she gave birth. Kelli has since been diagnosed with POTS, Postural tachycardia syndrome, a condition where your heart rate increases when lying, then sitting up or standing. It causes dizziness or fainting. 

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  • August 13, 2021

    Why Disney Princess Culture can actually create more progressive views in young kids

    Have you ever worried that having your kids watch the early Disney princess movies like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White and others might have a negative impact on young girls? Well so did this week's guest, Dr. Sarah Coyne, Child Development Professor at BYU. So she decided to research it.  Dr. Coyne and Host Lindsay Aerts talk about the findings of her multiple studies, and how they actually surprised her when she found the impacts to actually be encouraging. You can read more on the study here. 

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  • July 20, 2021

    Why moms felt guiltiy both at home AND at work during the pandemic: State of Women in Utah

    According to new research from the Utah Women and Leadership Project working mothers felt guilt as both a parent and employee during the Covid-19 pandemic. Having had so many additional responsibilities and expectations piled on working parents’ shoulders, it is no surprise mothers felt like they were falling short and even failing on both fronts—home and work.  In this episode of the State of Women in Utah series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen, Executive Director of the UWLP and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project. They also disucss several other findings of the research including how caretakers say they had difficulty managing both their home and work responsibilities, lack of support at home and at work, and the perspectives of single mothers, other caretakers, and mothers of color. 

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  • July 9, 2021

    Why you should view motherhood as a relationship

    Motherhood is a relationship. That means, that motherhood isn't the tasks of changing diapers, feeding kids, or managing emotions. Motherhood exists in the relationship between you and your kid(s). That's the concept taught by guest Hannah Olsen, who runs the Instagram account Freckledhan. Host Lindsay Aerts and she discuss why viewing motherhood this way helps separate motherhood from being defined as some of those tasks, thus allowing you to enjoy your relationship with your kids more and let go of the guild of all the things you think you're not doing. They also discuss how viewing motherhood as a relationship helps you to forgive yourself for the tasks of parenting that you don't like, by not making it mean that you don't enjoy motherhood. Spoiler, if you love your kids you love motherhood. They discuss how you can love your kids and not love the tasks of caring for them. Sign up for Hannah's workshop where she teaches about reducing mom guilt and finding more joy in motherhood here. 

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  • July 7, 2021

    TEEN TALK: Pandemic Challenges

    Welcome to the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, teen hosts Jocelyn Osmond and Andy Beeson about navigating the challenges of the Covid pandemic. Also joining the teens, Ronda Bromley, Executive Director of Utah Association of Secondary School Principals.

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  • June 25, 2021

    Does motherhood have a PR problem?

    Do you think motherhood gets a bad wrap because of how much people talk about it's challenges? Recently, the author of a Deseret News op Ed titled Modern motherhood has a major PR problem argued that negativity on social media and in social circles is making fewer women want to become mothers, or is making them want to put off motherhood. She argues that it's much easier to talk about it's challenges, and how much sacrificing it takes, than it's joys. In this monthly edition of the STATE OF WOMEN IN UTAH, Host Lindsay Aerts, Dr. Susan Madsen, and Emily Bell McCormick discuss the elements of this argument that they think are problematic, and where they agree. 

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  • June 22, 2021

    How you can help postpartum moms

    New motherhood is hard. Whether it's your first child or your fifth, adding a child to your family brings enormous change. This week host Lindsay Aerts talks with Postpartum Support International's maternal mental health policy co-chair Heather Dopp about both the systemic and local changes that can help postpartum moms. They also discuss several ways you can help your friend during that time. Saturday, June 26th join Lindsay and Heather at PSI's Climb out the Darkness event, 10 AM at Sugarhouse Park. There, mothers who've survived postpartum mood disorders will share their stories and we'll walk around the park to shine a light on issues like postpartum depression and anxiety.   

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  • June 22, 2021

    Utah's First Lady Abby Cox on Surrogacy and Fostering

    Utah's First Lady Abby Cox joins Host Lindsay Aerts to talk about her journey being a gestational carrier for her sister-in-law. They discuss how the decision came to be, how the pregnancy wasn't easy, and the range of emotions she felt as she carried this baby for Governor Spencer Cox's sister. They also discuss the First Lady's recently launched initiative called Show Up, and one of the main pillars focusing on Utah's foster system. The First Lady is hoping to shine a light on the fact that everyone can build up foster families, even if you don't foster children. 

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  • June 22, 2021

    TEEN TALK: Facing Peer Pressure

    Welcome to the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, host Lindsay Aerts talks with teen hosts Jocelyn Osmond and Laney Emmerson about navigating peer pressure in today's social media and technology-driven world. You'll hear from the teens' perspective how they navigate friends, likes, and the pressures that come with growing up with technology. Also joining the teens, Dan Horne, lacrosse coach at Westlake High School. 

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  • June 10, 2021

    TEEN TALK: Social Media and Technology

    Welcome to the first episode of the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, host Lindsay Aerts talks with teen host Jocelyn Osmond and Grant Wescott about navigating today's social media and technology-driven world. You'll hear from the teens' perspective how they navigate friends, likes, and the pressures that come with growing up with technology. Also joining the teens, Peter Glonn, Principal of American Fork High School. 

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  • May 23, 2021

    Why finding childcare should be everyone's problem to solve

    The debate over how we provide childcare for families in Utah has spun up this week. During this State of Women in Utah series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen, Founder of the Utah Women and Leadership Project about her recent presentation to legislators in Utah, where she discussed how finding a solution to childcare is really a societal problem. They discuss the ideal that when famlies have adequate help, it helps the economy. They also disucss how childcare isn't just a women's issue, but rather why it's mutually benefcial to have businesses, policy makers, and communities involved in offering solutions. 

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  • May 16, 2021

    Your kids don't have to wear masks the last week of school

    This week Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced K-12 schools in Utah won't have a mask mandate for their last week's of the school year. He left it up to local school districts to decide whether they'll require them. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a mom in the Salt Lake School District, Emily Bell McCormick about how parents are feeling about this decsion. 

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  • May 16, 2021

    Women in Power: CEO at Utah Accounting Firm

    In the Mom Show's women in power series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Jonyce Bullock, CEO at Squire and Company, a Utah based accounting firm. They discuss how Jonyce worked her way into the profession, how mentors helped her see what she could become, how she recognized when bias was happening and how she consiously chose to work her way into circles dominated by men.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Why it's okay to not love Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is a wonderful holiday, but it can also be hard for many mothers. Sometimes it can remind moms of loss, the loss of a child, the loss of their own mother, the loss of their freedoms as an overwhelmed mother. Other times it's just a day where they'd like a break from the constant demands of motherhood. For women who are dealing with a postpartum mood disorder, the day can be especially hard when they have depression or anxiety. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist with the Utah Department of Health about why it's okay to not love this day, and how women who are dealing with postpartum issues can get help. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    Needing some mom support? Here's a free virtual summit

    The I AM MOM Summit is coming up May 5-6. It's a completely free, virtual conference for moms meant to uplift and inspire. There will be a plethora of speakers talking about range of parenting, motherhood, and life skill topics. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the summit's founder, Jamie Taylor. They discuss how this year's topics are sure to grab you're attention, including the keynote speaker , former Olympic gymnast Sean Johnson and her husband, Andrew East who will be discussing performance parenting: How to Deal with Failure, Judgement, and Shame. They are just one of the more than 20 speakers who will discuss everything from building reslient kids to how to talk to your kids about race. You can register for the I AM MOM Summit here. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    Why preventing child abuse starts with supporting moms

    Child abuse in Utah continues to be a problem. Utah's agency that helps prevent it says the pandemic has brought on some unique challenges for families. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the Child Abuse and Neglect Program Administrator of the Department of Child and Family Services, Tricia Reynolds about how one of their main prevention stregies is working with parents "upstream" to prevent burout, stress, and overwhelm. They discuss how community plays a part too. Parent education, counseling, self-sufficiency programs, assistance related to finances, housing and employment are available for anyone willing to ask for help. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    STATE OF WOMEN IN UTAH: Covid's impact

    In this reoccurring monthly series on the state of women in Utah, host Lindsay Aerts is joined by Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project to talk about new research showing how the Covid-19 pandmeic has impacted women in the state. Dr. Madsen's research concludes that 16% of women in Utah have experienced some sort of "job withdrawl." They discuss the many implications of this research and what businesses can do to make their policies more family friendly. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    Women in Power Spotlight: Partner at a law firm

    This is the first episode in our Women in Power spotlight series, where Host Lindsay Aerts interviews a powerful woman in a largely male-dominated industry. She talks with Ashley Peck, who is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP. Since 2013 Asley has served on the board of Women Lawyers of Utah (WLU), including serving as WLU’s President from 2019 through 2020. Ashley is known as a passionate, effective advocate who strives to clear obstacles and create opportunities for other female lawyers both within her firm and in the broader legal community. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    The preparations every new mother should make

    Becoming a mother is a huge transition, and if you're not prepared it can blindside you with how much work it is. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Natalie Andrews who is a reporter for the Wall Street Jornal covering the U.S. Congress, but also happens to be Lindsay's friend from their days together attending college at Utah State University. Natalie just had a baby 12 weeks ago and she shares several steps she took to prepare for baby Logan (yes, named after the town where USU is located.) They discuss pre-booking a therapist, your support system post baby, how you'll care for yourself postpartum, and Natalie's 9 monts of maternaty leave. Yes, that's right. Nine months! Read more about Natalie and see her work here. 

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  • March 30, 2021

    Healing from a postpartum mood disorder tragedy: The Emily Effect

    Utah mom, Emily Cook Dyches was killed on I-15 in Utah county in an auto-pedestrian accident five years ago. She experienced a panic attack after having severe postpartum anxiety. Since then, her sister Megan Johnson started The Emily Effect, a non-profit to help raise awareness around maternal mental health and resources for getting help. Megan shares Emily's story as well as many of the signs and symptoms of postpartum mood disorders, and how to find help.  Host Lindsay Aerts shares her experience with postpartum anxiety too. The Emily Effect recently teamed up with Stiry to produce a new video about Emily's story, and hopes to share other moms' stories soon. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Why we should stop calling ourselves working moms: The State of Women in Utah

    The term "working mom" may seem well meaning and harmless to describe a woman who works for pay outside the home, however this term is one that host Lindsay Aerts would like to do away with. She describes how there is no such thing as a "working dad," and the term also devalues the work women who stay home do INSIDE the home. All women work. In this first edition of the State of Women in Utah, host Lindsay Aerts is joined with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women in Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project to discuss this, and other languge women in Utah need to move away from.

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  • March 13, 2021

    More people now qualify for childcare help in Utah

    The Utah State Legislature recently passed a bill that expands the eligability those who qualifiy for a state childcare subsity. That just means means that the state will now be including more Utahns to have money sent to their childcare provider for help paying for it. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Representative Ashlee Matthews of Salt Lake City who breaks down how much you have to make to qualify, they also discuss why the state legislature didn't seem to prioritize funding more childcare options despite having a lot money in this year's state budget. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    How to get your kids to sleep when the time changes

    The dreaded chanign to Dayight Saving Time can really mess with a kid's sleep schedule. While it is typically harder when the clock falls back, springing forward can shift bedtimes later and without realizing it your kids could become overtired. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with baby sleep expert, Marrietta Paxson with Little Dreamers about what to do if springing forward messes up your kids' sleep. She has a free guide that can help you as well. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Is your company genderwashing you?

    What is genderwashing? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Wendy Fox-Kirk, Professor at the Goddard School of Business and Economics at Weber State about her recent research looking at companies who profess to be equitable between the sexes however actually have policies that hold women back.  "Organizations create a positive public image by proclaiming their commitment to gender equity, but this often masks practices that hinder women’s advancement at work and in society," she says. This process is called generwashing and Dr. Fox-Kirk discusses how widespread this problem is. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Motherhood lessons learned from Covid

    It's been one year since Covid shut the world down and Host Lindsay Aerts discusses what the year has been like for her. She reflects on how her anxiety ramped up amid the pandemic, how she got a handle on it, and the things she's grateful for now that we're almost out of it. She also discusses what the time at home has taught her about motherhood. 

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  • February 27, 2021

    Utah's First Lady shares her postpartum mood disorder story

    Utah's First Lady, Abby Cox has been open about experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of her third child. She joins host Lindsay Aerts to share how she realized she had it, how she healed, and her message for Utah moms today. Her husband, Governor Spencer Cox recently declared February Maternal Mental Health Awareness month. She also discusses how he helped her through the experience. Also joining the epsiode, Brook Dorff with the Utah Department of health to share that 43% of Utah moms have dealt with postpartum issues and what the state is doing to provide moms with help. 

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  • February 21, 2021

    How to pursue education as a single mom

    Being a single mom and trying to provide for your family can bring a host of challenges. Getting an education can set you on a path to a higher paying job, but there are so many barries for single to be able to actually finish their degrees. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Lisa Sledge, a lawyer and single mom of two who started the non-profit Freedom For Resilent Women which aims to help with some of the financial, social, and educational barriers single mom students face.  

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  • February 14, 2021

    The State of Utah Women in Politics

    How much female representation does Utah have in it's elected positions? The answer is not a lot, however there has been some movement in the last four years. The Utah Women and Leadership project at Utah State University looked at the state of women in politics in Utah and Dr. Susan Madsen joins us to give a full report. She and host Lindsay Aerts also discuss why women run, or don't run, what makes it difficult for them to run, and some of the biases they face when they do. You can read the report here.

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  • January 30, 2021

    Should Utah get rid of taxes of feminine hygiene products?

    Utahan's pay sales tax on feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons, but a lawmaker on Utah's capitol hill is proposing getting rid of it. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the bill's sponsor, Representative Robert Spendlove about the likelihood of this getting passed. She's also joined by supporters of the bill Representatives Karianne Lisonbee and Kera Birkeland who are also proposing getting rid of sales tax on diapers for children and adult diapers. They discuss whether getting rid of this tax would hurt the state's revenue, why it's an important step for Utah women, how it impacts low income women, and the politics around whether it will pass.

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  • January 24, 2021

    Both sides of the Salt Lake Schools in-person schooling debate

    There has been a lot of drama over the older kids in the Salt Lake City School District return to in-person learning. The school board recently voted to send them back to in person learning two days a week. The issues have involved disagreements between parents, teachers, the school board and Utah's state legislature. Host Lindsay Aerts breaks down the arguments on both sides, how the state legislature got involved, and a lawsuit aiming to get kids back in the classroom. Emily Bell McCormick has led the charge for parents wanting the in person option, and joins Lindsay to discuss how some people on the other side of the debate might be feeling. 

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  • January 10, 2021

    Combatting the "new year, lose weight" messaging

    This time of year women in particular are bombarded with messages about losing weight for the new year. While there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to be healthier, Host Lindsay Aerts dives into why this messaging can be damaging for women and girls. Her guest, Dr. Lexie Kite, Co-founder of the non-profit Beauty Redefined explains why women have been conditioned to believe that they are bodies to be looked at, and how they can shift that paradigm to view themselves as more than a body. They also discuss how we can teach our daughters not to tie their worth to their weight. Dr. Kite and her twin sister, Lindsay have a new book called More than a Body, found wherever books are sold. 

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  • December 20, 2020

    Achieving goals at any stage of motherhood with Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace

    Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace knows a thing or two about achieving goals. She's a two time Olympian, winning a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the Skeleton. She did that with two kids under six. Now she has four kids and continues to speak and inspire people to achieve their goals. She and Host Lindsay Aerts talk about how you can still focus on what you want to achieve no matter how old your kids are. She shares examples of overcoming fear and anxiety through the lessons she learned training for the Olympics, and how to balance the old saying, "there's a season for everything" versus when to just take action on a dream. Noelle can also help you with your goals in her new new Life Stacking program which you can learn more about here. 

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  • December 8, 2020

    What to do about the "Pink-Recession"

    It's been dubbed the "Pink Recession" or the "She-session." Recent reports show women are leaving the workforce in huge numbers. Much of this is caused by the pandemic which in most cases is forcing women to choose their careers and taking care of their families. Host Lindsay Aerts dives into why this is happening with Dr. Susan Madsen, Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Emily Bell McCormick with The Policy Project. Dr. Madsen recent wrote an op-ed about this topic. They discuss how Utah women are doing during this time and how businesses can help slow the exodus. 

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  • November 22, 2020

    Should I send my kid back to school?

    The board of the Salt Lake City School District recently voted to allow pre-K, Kindergartners, and first graders to go back to school in person. KSL Newsradio's Lindsay Aerts has a kid in the district who falls in this category. She's not sold on whether she's going to send her back. She talks with district Spokeswoman Yandary Chatwin about the data behind their decision, her fears around increasing the risk for her child, and how the district plans to keep kids safe. You can view their data here.

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  • November 2, 2020

    How to get your kids to sleep after the time change

    Fall back, spring forward. The time change can mess with a kid's sleep. Yeah, we gain an extra hour of it this time of year but baby sleep expert Marietta Paxon says because kids' bodies often tell them to wake up after they've slept the appropriate amount of hours, they're likely going to be up early and refusing naps at their normal time. So how do you fix it? Marietta from LittleDreamers.us has tips to help every parent if they find themselves losing sleep after the time change.

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  • October 25, 2020

    How to help your family through pandemic whiplash

    What is pandemic whiplash, you ask? Well, when you really get whiplash injuries often have delayed symptoms. Many of the damage that we experience from COVID is also delayed---financially, mentally, physically, etc. Whiplash has a wide spectrum of damage possibilities and treatments. For example if there is major tissue or spinal damage, a heating pad and or pain killers will not reverse the damage. Mental and physical effects of COVID are going to be different for every individual and we could be treating our COVID anxiety and symptoms with the wrong treatment. Which is why understanding the emotion cycle and paying attention to our own emotions is so important. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Mollie Pettingill, host of The Dear Daughter Workshop all about how to do this. 

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  • October 18, 2020

    To all the single moms

    Being a mom is hard enough. Being a single mom brings a whole new level of challenges. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her co-worker, Saige Miller, who was raised by a single mom. They discuss how Saige's mom worked to be the best version of herself, worked to raise Saige as an independent woman, and the stigma's around single motherhood. Even if you're not technically a single mom, the lessons Saige learned from her mother can apply to all moms looking to build strong relationships with their kids.

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  • October 11, 2020

    How moms can build resilience during the pandemic

    If the pandemic has you overwhelmed as a mom, you're not alone. May women report these feelings as they're trying to do school from home, some are working from home, or have lost work, or are experiencing health or economic. Host Lindsay Aerts talks learns from Dr. Julie Hanks about her four steps to building resilience during the pandemic. Lindsay also shares about her pandemic anxiety and her decision to start medication again. 

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  • September 27, 2020

    How to connect when you can't physically connect

    September is national suicide prevention month. KSL Newsradio's Lindsay Aerts talks with author and public speaker Ganel Lyn Condie about what those struggling can do to still find connection with others amid the pandemic. Ganel Lyn has her own experience with suicide as she shares about her sister's death through her many speaking engagements. The national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273 TALK (8255).

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  • September 27, 2020

    It's okay if staying home has you depleted

    This pandemic has us all operating under stressful conditions. Moms may be feeling this as they're trying to navigate helping kids with school from home, hybrid schedules, or not as many playdates. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with author and public speaker Ganel Lyn Condie about why it's okay if staying home feels like it's sucking the life out of you. 

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  • September 17, 2020

    Don't leave moms out of the suicide risk conversation

    September is suicide prevention month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in the US, first in many other countries. In Utah, it’s second leading cause of death, and 75% of deaths had a
    mental health component. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist with Utah's Department of Health and Megan Johnson, CSW and founder of The Emily Effect about the 1 in 3 women who will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. They discuss what to look out for in mothers who may be experiencing a postpartum mood disorder, and Lindsay shares her own experience with postpartum anxiety and O.C.D. Click on either of the links above for local resources, and the national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

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  • August 30, 2020

    How to give you kids more attention when you have less to give

    The pandemic has us all stretched thin. Between working from home, and school from home, and managing the uncertainty, it can all deplete our capacity for what we can give to our kids. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Alisa Van Langeveld of the Family Consumer Studies department at the University of Utah, who teaches a system called 10 minutes together. She teaches about small moments of connection, quality connection, and boundaries around our blurred roles now that we are working from home.  They also discuss practical solutions and routines for school at home.

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  • August 22, 2020

    Calming Anxiety in Kids with The Child Whisperer

    Does the pandemic have your kids feeling more anxious? How is it showing up for them? Tummy aches, trouble sleeping, acting out? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with author of The Child Whisperer, Carol Tuttle about how anxiety could be impacting kids and what parents can do about it. They discuss the four different types of children and how they each respond to stress differently, as outlined in Carol's book. They also discuss how worried we should be about our kids not having as much social interaction.

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  • August 16, 2020

    The Cost of Covid on Moms

    This pandemic has put stress on everyone in different ways. For mothers, the costs of the added time caring for kids, homeschooling, strain on relationships, the uncertainty around making decisions, and the possible loss of career may be just some of the ways the pandemic is affecting them. This leads to feelings of anxiousness, agitation, and overwhelm. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Chelsea Robinson, LCSW with Mama's Modern Village about how the stress of this time is mimicking those early days of becoming a mother and the loss of identity many women feel. They also discuss what moms can do to help themselves so they can better care for those around them.

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  • August 2, 2020

    The hosts of Dadtastic weigh in on mom stuff

    Have you heard about the new podcast called Dadtastic? Hosts Casey Scott and Tom Hackett are the dads behind it. They will make you laugh, and maybe cry, all while discussing common conundrums facing Utah dads. Tom has one baby who is 5 months. Casey has 3 school aged kids. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with them about everything from dad guilt, to schools reopening, to whether they prefer mayo versus miracle whip. 

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  • July 29, 2020

    What will SLC Schools do this fall?

    ORIGINAL AIR DATE: July 19, 2020. 

    The issue of whether to send kids back to school in the fall is dividing parents all over the state. Host Lindsay Aerts has a kindergartner this fall, and talks with Yandray Chatwin, spokeswoman for Salt Lake City School District about their plans after Governor Herbert announced this week that the city's schools could reopen despite the city still being in an orange Covid-19 risk zone. 

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  • July 29, 2020

    What to do if you think your toddler has a speech (or any other) delay

    Host Lindsay Aerts shares how her 19 month-old's speech seems to be behind. He has a lot of words but it seems like he's not finishing them. His words aren't clear. She recently got him a hearing test and a test to see if he had fluid in his ears, each came back normal. Now she's starting on a journey to possibly use Utah's Early Intervention program. She talks with speech language pathologist, Kim Dutro Allen who has worked for the program. Kim explains who the program is for, how it can help, while also giving some practical tips for what parents can do at home if they think their toddler has a speech delay.

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  • July 13, 2020

    More mothers experiencing postpartum mood issues during pandemic

    It comes as no surprise that more mothers are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety now than before the pandemic. Researchers from the University of Alberta interviewed 900 new mothers and found that 40.7% of new moms had depressive symptoms compared to 15% before the pandemic. The study also said that 72% of new mothers felt moderate to high anxiety, a 43% increase from the number of new mothers reporting anxiety before the pandemic. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Monica Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group about why. Also on the show, Megan Johnson, co-founder of The Emily Effect, a Utah non-profit helping support moms with postpartum mood disorders. They discuss where women can find help.

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  • July 4, 2020

    One Utah mom's Covid-19 story

    Megan Lopez found out about two weeks ago she was positive with Covid-19. She's feeling well, her only symptoms were her loss of taste of smell. Megan considers herself lucky that it wasn't worse physically, but says the emotional toll of knowing she may have spread the disease to her friends and family has been gut wrenching. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Megan, who also shares a child with KSL Newsradio afternoon host Todd Fooks, about what it has been like having Covid-19 while trying to be a mom and the sadness she's felt watching her 5-year-old son not fully understand why he can't give mommy a hug.

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  • June 19, 2020

    What to know about being pregnant during Covid

    Are pregnant women at higher risk of getting Covid-19? Are they more susceptible to illnesses? Should they take different precautions? Can they pass the disease on the their unborn baby? Host Lindsay Aerts tackles these questions and more with Dr. Torri Metz, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah. Dr. Metz is commissioning a nationwide study looking at the effects of having Covid-19 on birth outcomes. They'll also look at whether new healthcare practices for prenatal care, which were put in place due to the virus, are affecting births.   

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  • June 6, 2020

    How to talk to your kids about race

    Are you scared to talk about race with your kids? Are you waiting until they ask you questions about it? In an effort to not be racist are you teaching them not to "see color?" How should you handle it when they point out someone's race in public? These are just a few of the questions host Lindsay Aerts tackles with her guests, Sheryl Ellsworth and Emily Bell McCormick. Sheryl is a black mom of one, Emily is a white mom with two adopted black children, Lindsay is a white mom with white children. Sheryl and Emily talk about why people shouldn't be fearful of talking with their kids about race, correct terminology for people of color, ways white people can identify their privilege and implicit biases, as well as what parent's can do to teach anti-racism. 

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  • May 24, 2020

    What to do when you think you're not giving your kids enough attention

    Quarantine life has left plenty of moms with plenty of time with their kids. But all that extra time can also be cause for burnout. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with parent educator Lisa Anderson of the account Thriving Motherhood. They discuss what to do when you think your kids aren't getting enough of you. Lisa helps Lindsay understand that it's what she's believing about her daughter's need for attention that's the real problem. They also discuss how connection comes in small moments, and that likely you're doing more of it than you think you are.

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  • May 19, 2020

    How to navigate sending kids back to activities

    This episode discusses a few topics related to kids and coronavirus. First of all, what parents need to know about the illness in kids, symptoms, signs, and a new, rare illness popping up in some kids with the virus. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Neal Davis, pediatrician at Intermountain's Primary Children's Hospital. They also discuss how to help your kids be social when we're social distancing. They talk about why it's socialization is important for development and in mental health. Lindsay also discusses her concerns around sending her kids back to activities like camps, little gyms, and daycare. Finally, they discuss concern from pediatricians that parents are skipping their kids well visits. 

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  • May 17, 2020

    Covid-19 and Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

    Being a pregnant mom during a global pandemic can be scary. What do pregnant women need to know about keeping themselves, and their babies, safe? Host Lindsay Aerts shares a Facebook Live from University of Utah Hospital's Erin Clark, MD, division chief of Fetal and Maternal Medicine. They discuss prenatal checkups, delivery protocols, passing covid on to your baby, how to support pregnant women postpartum and much, much more. You can watch the whole video here

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  • April 26, 2020

    What to do if home school is draining the life out of you

    Many moms are trying to help their kids with their end of year school work from home. It can be an all consuming task if you have multiple kids, with multiple assignments, that need multiple hours of help a day. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her colleague and mom of 5, KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards about her struggles through schooling her kids from high school to preschool. They discuss why what we're all doing right now isn't homeschooling, it's crisis schooling, and why that matters in trying to help your kids.  They also talk about what her schedule for her kids looks like. Mary discusses how she let go of the perfectionism with school work while maintaining her belief that her kids education is of the utmost importance. 

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  • April 18, 2020

    How to cope with Covid anxiety

    Many of us are anxious about the coronavirus. We're worried about getting sick and preventing our kids from getting sick and we're also worried about financial loss, the loss of being together, the stress of working from home and much more. While much of this anxiety is normal during an uncertain time, when is it excessive? The short answer, it's different for everyone. But if you're feeling like you need some help coping, host Lindsay Aerts talks with the founder of The Healing Group, Kirstin Hodson. As a trained therapist Kristin discusses anticipation anxiety. They discuss worry, and when it's excessive. They discuss passing anxiety on to our kids. The Healing Group is also offering free therapy to healthcare workers on the front lines of the Covid fight. If you know someone or are someone who could use this, visit www.thehealinggroup.com.

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  • April 11, 2020

    Why childcare is the bane of my existence

    If you've ever tried to find someone to watch your kids so you can work or just get a much needed break you know what pain it can be. Not to mention, the global childcare crisis can hurt women in particular because often times lack of care prevents them from entering the workforce, or following business ventures, or just allowing them the time to feel like a human. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the creator of the Momni app, which aims to offer instant access to trusted care. Karmel Larson created the subscription-free app and says it's affordable and easy to use. She talks about why she created it, how to know it's safe, and why there's such a lack of childcare options both in Utah and beyond.  

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  • March 29, 2020

    How to work from home with kids

    During this time of working from home many moms are now caring for their kids at home full time ON TOP of their existing work, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Lara Johnson, a life coach with three kids who's worked from home for 10 years and now coaches other women how to do the same. Among other things, they discuss what mindset shifts are needed to successfully work from home and be productive, how to set a flexible schedule, how to manage your relationship with your partner when you're both working from home, how to be successful at home schooling and how to help motivate kids. You can find more of Lara's coaching help at https://theconsolidatedlife.com/.

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  • March 22, 2020

    What to do when feeling scared, anxious, or panicked

    This week's earthquake and ongoing coronavirus anxiety has us all on edge. Host Lindsay Aerts shares how she felt especially scared after the earthquake. She even decided to call her therapist because she wasn't sure she could feel better without some help. She shares what her therapist advised with mental health professional, Monica Ashton of The Healing Group. She gives tips for anxiety, panic, and worry. Monica says feeling scared after a traumatic event is normal but there are some strategies you can do to help lessen its grip in your daily life. 

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  • March 14, 2020

    Need some levity? Listen to these kids sing

    We're all a little on edge right now, so what's more calming than sweet kids singing? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the director of Joyful Notes, Kim Egginton and her two students, 13 year-olds Carter and Paige Anne. Listen to Carter and Paige BLOW YOU AWAY with their voices and hopefully you feel a little less stressed. If your kid can sing and wants to join Joyful Notes, you can contact them here. www.joyfulnotes.me 

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  • March 14, 2020

    How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.

    The news can be scary. Kids may be getting bad information. It's hard to know how to explain to them what's happening with all the social distancing, school closures, and extra hand washing. So how do you talk to your kids about coronavirus? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a pediatric psychologist with Intermountain's Primary Children's Hospital about best practices. She suggests managing your own anxieties around it, giving them reassuring facts, and correcting any erroneous ones are all important steps. They also discuss what to do if YOU become sick and have to care for kids. You can see Intermountain's full recommendations on kids and Covid-19 here.  https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/topics/live-well/2020/03/covid-19-and-children-what-you-should-know/

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  • March 7, 2020

    What to do if your child is being bullied

    Bullying is not okay. Ever. But are there skills you can teach your kids to help them develop resiliency if it does happen? Host Lindsay Aerts dives into this question with Ganel-Lyn Condie, author and public speaker who has some helpful tips for what you, the parent, can do. 

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  • February 29, 2020

    One Utah mom's postpartum psychosis story

    DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses a suicide attempt in detail. We chose to air it in hopes anyone who is suffering can know they're not alone and help is always available. The national suicide prevention number is 1-800-273-8255. Sandy mom of one, Gabby Beaujeu, had postpartum psychosis. She shares a powerful story about how the illness caused her to want to take her own life multiple times. Host Lindsay Aerts also talks with Utah's Depratment of Health Maternal Mental Health Specialist about their new resource for Utah moms with postpartum issues https://maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov/.

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  • February 15, 2020

    What to do when your mood is suffering as a mom

    Whether you're having a few down days, or you're experiencing clinical depression, parenting when you don't feel your best can be excruciating. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a life coach, Emylee McIntyre also known as Limitless Female. She works with mom's who are depressed to help them not layer negative emotions on top of what they're already experiencing. They discuss 5 beliefs many moms have that research shows are associated with poorer mental health. They also talk about how to define for yourself what it means to be a "good mom."

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  • February 8, 2020

    Do you have a partnership marriage?

    Many mothers feel overwhelmed with balancing home, work, kids, and work at home. Part of the problem might be that you don't feel like you and your partner are in alignment with the tasks at home.  Host Lindsay Aerts addresses creating a partnership marriage with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy. As part of her dissertation study she created a model of family transformation to help families shift this dynamic. They discuss collaboration, celebration of all contributions, doing this with compassion, using conscious language, and building in support. 

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  • February 1, 2020

    Life and kindergarten hacks for moms who work

    A few weeks ago host Lindsay Aerts addressed some life hacks for balancing work, mom life, and everything that comes with it.  This week she is joined by KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards, mother to 5 children, who shares her thoughts about how she manages a full time work schedule that starts at 4 a.m. They discuss tips for giving your kids more responsibility, balancing tasks with your spouse, and more. Lindsay also taps Mary to give her all the advice about putting her first kid in Kindergarten.

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  • January 25, 2020

    Everything you need to know about the Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Right's amendment is a constitutional amendment that will guarantee legal gender equality for women and men. The United States has not officially amended the constitution to include it. Recently, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Recent women's movements reignited the issue since it was first passed by Congress and put to the states for ratification in 1972. Host Lindsay Aerts dives into the ERA's long history, what protections it would give to women that they don't already have, Utah's reasoning for wanting to ratify it, whether it would actually open the door for legal battles over the constitutionality of women friendly policies that have been enacted since the 70's. Lindsay talks with Representative Karen Kwan who is introducing Utah's legislation to ratify it this general session, Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project, an advocacy group, and Amy Rich, Director of the Utah ERA coalition. 

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  • January 12, 2020

    Four life hacks for moms who work

    Host Lindsay Aerts says one of the most common questions she gets from social media is how to balance life with kids when you work outside the home. Lindsay outlines why she wants to get rid of the term working mom and breaks down four ways she makes her life easier with the demands of home and work. She outlines how to identify mental work that might be zapping you of energy, systems she has in place that make her day to day run smoother, how she tries to prioritize small moments of connection with her kids, and what she's done to make all of her schedule possible: find childcare. 

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  • January 4, 2020

    It's so annoying to take kids out of puffy coats in the car, but you should

    I get it, getting kids in an and out of their puffy coats in the car seat is annoying. But it just might save their lives. Host Lindsay Aerts admits, she finds it really cumbersome to have to take the coats on and off but talks with the Director of Safe Kids Utah, Cambree Applegate about an easy solution. And why it matters what your kids wear when buckled in. 

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  • January 4, 2020

    Get to know the Utah Mothers of America

    he Utah Mothers Association has announced the 2020 finalists for “Utah Mother of the Year”, “Mother of Achievement” and other prestigious awards that will be given to notable Utah mothers during the organization’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Interested individuals can register here.   Host Lindsay Aerts talks with their president, Diane Weese about the event. 

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  • December 28, 2019

    Why your unique mothering style matters

    Everyone mothers differently, and yet often moms feel like they're doing it wrong. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how to be the mother you are as opposed to the one you think you're supposed to be. She's joined by guest Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project to discuss what "good mothering" things they let go of to find more joy in parenting. We also get an update from Emily on the status of getting rid of the tax on menstrual products in Utah. 

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  • December 28, 2019

    How to teach kids kindness over achievements

    Research shows teaching kids kindness over achievements will actually set them up for success later in life. Host Lindsay Aerts and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project (https://thepolicyproject.org/) discuss ways to teach your kids to be kind. They discuss the findings in this article from The Atlantic. (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/stop-trying-to-raise-successful-kids/600751/). Modeling the behavior and praising kind acts instead of good grades or sports scores are a couple of ways to teach kindness the two discuss. 

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  • December 21, 2019

    When you're a mom of one because of PCOS

    Mom's of one: motherhood is hard. Mom's of seven: motherhood is hard. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with KSL Newsraido's Executive Producer of Digital Content Becky Bruce who openly shares about why she's a mom of one: her journey through infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It's a hormonal disorder common among reproductive age women. Becky details how she found out she had it, a terrible doctors visit where her symptoms were dismissed, what women dealing with it might need to hear, her miracle baby, her postpartum mood disorder after that baby, and her feelings of guilt over not feeling anything but joy becoming a mother. 

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  • December 7, 2019

    Why moms are NOT in charge of the holiday magic

    Ever feel like the entire "magic" of the holiday season depends on you creating it? And the pressure of living up to the task might just do you in? Host Lindsay Aerts outlines why it's not even possible for you to create holiday magic. She discuss what to do if you're feeling burnt out on all the to-do's of the holidays with Monica Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group. They also discuss why the term "self-care" needs a new name. 

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  • November 23, 2019

    What motherhood is like for Mary Kaye Huntsman

    Mary Kaye Huntsman is the former first Lady of Utah. She is an activist, launching and developing Bag of Hope and Power in You, programs that help children and teenagers deal with the emotional side of adversity with peer-to-peer and grownup support. She has lived in several different countries with her husband, Jon Huntsman Jr. former Utah Governor and US Ambassador. She and host Lindsay Aerts discuss what it was like for her raising 7 kids, travelling the world, adopting her two youngest children, raising kids in the public eye, her husband's candidacy for Governor a 2nd time, issues she'll champion, and what she thinks Utah mothers need to hear. 

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  • November 16, 2019

    Why Utah should get rid of the 'Tampon Tax'

    There's a push on Utah's capitol hill to get rid of the so-called "Tampon Tax." This is a sales tax on feminine hygiene products, like pads and tampons, used by 50 percent of the population. Host Lindsay Aerts is joined by Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project who has been largely behind the push. They layout the reasons for, and against doing away with this tax. They discuss what's being done at a federal level. They discuss what other items are tax-exempt in Utah while pads and tampons are not. They discuss what role a male-dominated state legislature plays in addressing this issue.  

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  • November 9, 2019

    Want to go to Disney on Ice?

    Disney on Ice is coming to Salt Lake City! This year's show, World's of Enchantment comes November 14th through 17th at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s CarsToy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.  Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Abigail Kimmelman, who plays Frozen's Ana, and takes an inside look into the world of Disney and what it is like to be part of the unique traveling ice show. To enter to win tickets, visit the Mom Show on Instargram (please hyperlink www.instagram.com/kslmomshow)

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  • November 9, 2019

    How you can be a mom AND start a business

    Do you ever feel like you have to choose between being a mom and starting your business? Obviously, mom's know they can do whatever they want but the realities of caring for children often means that it's hard to find time to do both. Host Lindsay Aerts is joined by successful Utah businesswoman Heather Osmond, who started her now thriving Osmond Designs furniture and interior design stores from the ground up while raising four little kids. Heather details how she got started, how she found childcare, how she made money, and how she got to where she is now - with 3 successful stores across the Wasatch front.  

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  • November 3, 2019

    WHY MOMS OF A LOT OF KIDS ARE STILL ALLOWED TO COMPLAIN

    Motherhood is hard whether you have two or seven children. Host Lindasay Aerts talks with Julie Boye, who runs the successful Instagram and YouTube account The Boye Family Jules. Julie has seven kids ages 10 to 4 months. They talk about the challenges of daily life with that many kids, how to have a schedule, and how to still find alone time. Julie shares her struggles with feeling like she can't complain about motherhood when she chose to have seven kids. She talks about why she had that many kids and how she didn't necessarily even want to be a stay-at-home mom. Now she runs a successful online business thanks to what she calls her "circus" of a family and has hundreds of thousands of people who follow along. 

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  • October 27, 2019

    Have you gotten your mammogram yet this year?

    FM100.3's Rebecca Cressman is sharing her story of being diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She says getting her annual mammogram may have just saved her life. She has a family history of the disease, her mother and grandmother were killed by it. She knew she was at risk and started getting mammograms at 35 years-old. She and host Lindsay Aerts discuss why mammograms are so important even if you don't have a family history. Rebecca shares the moment she found out she had cancer and her outlook on life following the diagnosis.   

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  • October 22, 2019

    How to build connection with your daughters

    If your worried about building a strong connection with your daughter (or sons for that matter) this is the episode that will help you do that. Building connection happens through modeling positive self-talk, making small moments of time for you kid, and meeting them at their level This, from guest Mollie Pettingill who is the host of a workshop called Dear Daughter and joins host Lindsay Aerts to teacher her three steps for building connection. The hope, she says, is that your child will want to come back to you when they're in need. 

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