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 10, 2021

    KSL TEEN TALK: Social Media and Technology

    Welcome to the first episode of the KSL 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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  • October 13, 2019

    How to de-clutter your motherhood

    Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, you can't seem to enjoy motherhood? You know you should be feeling joy but all you feel is overwhelm and like you're failing? Unmet expectations of what a "good mother" looks like can leave women feeling depleted and broken. Host Lindsay Aerts is joined by Rachel Nielsen of the 3in30 podcast who teaches a workshop of 3 steps to de-cluttering your motherhood. She walks us through identifying the "shoulds" that many of us believe good mothers do, and teaches how to unwrap the unrealistic standards many of us have about motherhood.

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  • September 24, 2019

    Lies our society tells us abouot motherhood

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works on the front lines of seeing with with postpartum mood disorders, Amy-Rose White, LCSW is asked what she sees as cultural or societal beliefs that many women adopt that may be adding to their distress. In other words, what lies about motherhood are making them believe they're failing? Host Lindsay Aerts discusses many of the false beliefs about motherhood like that it's comes naturally, that good mothers love motherhood, and good mothers are fulfilled by being a mom. 

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  • September 23, 2019

    How to know if a mother with postpartum is suicidal

    Intrusive thoughts. They're a scary yet common symptom of some postpartum mood disorders. These thoughts may cause a mother to fear she's at risk of hurting herself or her baby. They give rise to severe anxiety, fear, and result in intense depression. Mothers with intrusive thoughts may find it difficult to overcome them. So how do you know if intrusive thoughts are a problem? How do you know if a woman is at risk for postpartum suicide or infanticide? There is a difference between a mother having intrusive thoughts and being suicidal. The Director of Postpartum Support Internationalal Utah and LCSW, Amy-Rose White joins host Lindsay Aerts to break down the difference.

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  • September 8, 2019

    Motherhood joys, struggles, and diagnosing her child's ADHD with Shara Park

    Sometimes motherhood is really hard, and sometimes it's really wonderful. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with KSL 5 TV's Shara Park, who has two children ages 6 and 8. Shara talks about what she loving and what she's struggling with during this stage of motherhood. She also gets very candid about her daughter, Jane's diagnosis with ADHD. She describes the night terrors and the frequent and troubling rollercoaster of behavioral problems. Shara shares her reluctance to start her daughter on medication but how that ended up being the best decision for Jane, and their family.  

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  • August 25, 2019

    Why the gender pay gap is actually more of a motherhood penalty

    A recent study shows Utah women make about 70% less than men in Utah. That's the largest gender pay gap in the nation. And while many people hear the term gender pay gap and think that women are just being discriminated against because of their gender, Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how the gap actually exists more because women's careers slow disproportionately to men's after having kids, and because of the time they need to take off for caregiving. She's joined by Erin Jemmison, Director of Public Policy at the YWCA who works on advocating for policies in Utah that empower women. They discuss how personal choice, work culture, and societal pressures all play a role in the gender pay gap. They also talk about a WalletHub study ranking Utah last in the nation for gender equality.

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  • August 18, 2019

    What's wrong with the healthcare system for new moms (and how to fix it)

    Have you felt supported by your healthcare providers after having a baby? If you have, that's great. If not, you are among many mothers who feel like there are gaps in the healthcare system after giving birth. Some of these gaps include not enough postpartum visits, not enough communication between mental health provider's and OB's or general practitioners. There's also a recent study says half of new mom's have been prescribed an opioid for pain which means vulnerable, stressed, overwhelmed mom's have access to them. Then there's the lack of parental leave and a culture that lends itself to overlook stress and social isolation for new moms. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses how these gaps happen and what to do about them with her guest, Monica Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group. 

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  • August 4, 2019

    What NOT to say to another mother (and what to say instead)

    Has anyone ever told you to enjoy every moment of motherhood? What about one-upping you with how their life is harder than yours because they have more kids? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with KSL's Debbie Dujanovic about some of the things not to say to another mother, as well as discussing what Debbie's life was like raising three young children and having a very demanding television career. They talk about balancing motherhood duties with work, the pressures mom's often face to look a certain way, and why childcare duties still seem to fall primarily to women. 

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  • July 28, 2019

    Childcare isn't just mom's problem. Here's what Utah is doing.

    Do you have a hard time finding childcare? Do you need just a few hours of care a week but there doesn't seem to be an option for you? Are you scared to put your kid in daycare because you don't know if they're being cared for?  Are you paying an arm and leg for it? Host Lindsay Aerts discusses some of these childcare dilemmas with Tracy Gruber, Utah's Director of the Office of Childcare with Department of Workforce Services. They discuss why childcare is so expensive, how to find quality child care, the need for it to be accessible and not so costly, how to find the right childcare, and how solutions to quality, affordable childcare need to be a community problem with community solutions, not just a mom's problem to figure out.

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  • July 19, 2019

    What to do when you don't like playing

    Playing with your kids might feel like something you're supposed to do. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses why it's not realistic for a mom to be to sole source of your child's entertainment with researcher and University of Utah Professor Alisa Van Langeveld. She says ultimately playing is about connection, and she's developed a method called 10 minutes together: one-on-one time with each child 10 minutes a day. The two discuss how doing this one thing every day will help your child fell valued and important, and doing it means you can let go of the guilt you feel over not loving playing with your kids. 

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  • July 10, 2019

    Looking back at pre-mom fears now that you are one

    We've all been there, first time pregnant women looking into the unknown future of motherhood. Host Lindsay Aerts looks back with Ashley Moser of KSL 5 TV on her fears and excitements about becoming a mom now that it's been a year since she became one. Ashley was a guest in March of 2018 when she was 20 weeks pregnant. Now her son is one and Lindsay plays back for Ashley those things she was scared of at the time to find out what the reality is like. They talk about the birth, getting an epidural, how her marriage relationship changed, going back to work, and when parenting styles differ. 

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  • June 30, 2019

    You MUST talk to your kids about abuse, here's how

    In today's world it can be scary to think about our kids being sexually abused but there are some things we as parents we need to be doing to protect them. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a sex therapist who works primarily with members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints about teaching your kids that their body is their own, how to know the difference between kids being kids and abuse, how to know when some one feels off, and some of the characteristics of predators. Find more information on Dr. Fife and her relationship courses by visiting her website.

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  • June 30, 2019

    You MUST talk to your kids about sex, here's how

    Many parents struggle with knowing how to talk to their kids about sex. Some might be afraid that talking to them about it is going to make them want to do it more, or give them information they don't need. Shifting away from creating shame around sex to creating healthy integration for our kids is the message of Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a sex therapist who teaches courses for parents on this. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her about the messages you may be sending your kids around sexuality and gives an age appropriate guide of what you should be addressing with your kids. 

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  • June 23, 2019

    Why I'm sturggling with whether to stay home or work

    Despite it being 2019, many women are working through the balance of trying to figure out if they should work or stay home with their kids. While logically we know women can work if they want to, the struggle of trying to figure out if you should work or stay home is real for many.  Women have long been socialized to believe that being home and caring for their kids is what they "should" do and yet cultural beliefs have shifted much more towards everyone choosing for themselves. Host Lindsay Aerts works through her own struggles of finding the balance of staying home and working with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy. You can find tickets to Dr. Hanks' TedXOgden talk on The Costs of Idealizing Motherhood here.

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  • June 16, 2019

    Why you should let your kids fight

    Kids fight. Sometimes more than we we would like. While it can drive you crazy, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with parent educator Georgia Anderson who says the fighting is actually healthy for development. She gives tips for what you can do when they fight, and why you should focus on what's happening when they're NOT fighting as the clue to how their relationship is developing.   

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  • June 16, 2019

    How to get your kids to listen

    It seems like almost every parents desire is to have kids who listen. Sometime when kids don't listen we feel like we're doing something wrong, or the kids are misbehaved. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with parent educator Georgia Anderson of www.Knowhowmom.com about why getting kids to listen is more about connection than simply obeying. They discuss showing respect for your child the same way you would to another adult if you were asking them to do something for you.

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  • June 9, 2019

    If you want to support postpartum women in Utah, come to this event

    Climb Out of the Darkness is the world's largest event raising funds and awareness for the mental health of new families. It's happening on June 22nd in Salt Lake City at Memory Grove Park, and in Ogden at South Ogden Nature Park And Splash Pad. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the Utah Health Department's maternal mental health Specialist, Brook Dorff about why it's so important for women who are have experienced a postpartum mood disorder to come hike. 

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  • June 9, 2019

    Coming soon: The ONE website to find help in Utah for postpartum issues

    The Utah health department is creating a website where you can find the information of every provider who specializes in help for maternal mental health issues in one central location. The resource and referral website will have at least 250 trained postpartum-specific professionals where both the women who are experiencing postpartum mood disorders and their doctors can access it. The Utah state legislature granted an appropriations request for maternal mental health resources this last legislative session and host Lindsay Aerts talks with the Health Department's Maternal Mental Health Specialist, Brook Dorff about the details of using some of the money to create this website.

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  • June 9, 2019

    Is it appropriate to ask a new mom if she has postpartum depression?

    Host Lindsay Aerts poses the question of whether or not it's appropriate to ask a new mom if she's experiencing a mental health issue after giving birth. Some moms find it inappropriate to ask so bluntly. Some wish they would have been asked. Lindsay thinks there should not be a hard and fast rule of always yes or always no to this question and shares her experience being asked several times about her postpartum issues. She's joined by Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist with Utah's Health Department.

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  • May 31, 2019

    Moms who give birth at these Utah hospitals will all be screened for postpartum issues

    Intermountain healthcare has announced they will screen all new moms who give birth at one of their hospitals for postpartum mood disorders. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Jean Millar, Director of the Women and Newborn Clinical program at Intermountain Healthcare about what the hospital group is doing to screen, treat, and educate their providers about postpartum mood disorders.

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  • May 24, 2019

    How and why to start saving for college TODAY

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Lynn Ward, Executive Director of Utah's 529 plans. These plans are sponsored by the state and designed to encourage saving for college. Lindsay talks with Lynn about why they're important, how to get started saving in one, what education related expenses you can use the money for, the penalties for taking your money out, and much more. Visit my529.org for more information or start one.

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  • May 19, 2019

    How to teach your kids about joy versus happiness

    What's the difference between joy and happiness? They are similar feelings but joy takes the long view where as happiness can come from experiencing things outside of ourselves that make it easier to be happy in the moment. That's the definition from my guest, Ganel-Lyn Condie who authored a new book I Can Choose Joy with God. She talks about how to feel joy when you're in the throws of motherhood. She talks about how to teach our kids this concept.

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  • May 19, 2019

    Why it's okay to "outsource" parenting duties

    These days it seems like you can hire just about anyone to do just about anything you don't want to do and that includes parenting duties like potty training, planning birthday's, or homework. Some say that's neglecting your duties as a parent while others welcome the help. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her guest, author Ganel-Lyn Condie about a recent USA today article on the topic and why she things hiring out your parenting duties IS taking care of your kids.

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  • May 17, 2019

    Lessons learned from having a terminal disease

    This bonus episode really has little to do with motherhood but the life lessons learned from finding out you have a terminal illness can helps us all. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with her co-worker and producer for the JayMac News Show, Morgan Pratt who was recently diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive brain disorder caused by a defective gene. This disease causes changes in the central area of the brain, which affect movement, mood and thinking skills. Morgan talks about how she's coping with her illness, how close researchers are to finding a cure, how she continues to find hope, and how you can help support the cause. To learn more visit http://utah.hdsa.org/.

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  • May 13, 2019

    How the system needs to change for new moms to thrive

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with well known international maternal mental health expert, Karen Kleiman about what needs to change within our communities, healthcare, and society for new moms to get better postpartum care. Karen has been seeing postpartum women for over 30 years in her clinical practice.  She is the author of 11 books on postpartum mood disorders, she writes both from the patient and clinical treatment perspective. She also helped thousands of women heal through her own clinical practice. She is based outside of Philadelphia where she founded and is the Executive Director of the Postpartum Stress Center. Her new book is called Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. 

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  • May 13, 2019

    Good moms have scary thoughts

    Host Lindsay Aerts talks with well known international maternal mental health expert for over 30 years, Karen Kleiman about her new book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts. They talk about what scary thoughts are, how 91% of moms have these unwanted, intrusive thoughts after having a baby and yet they're not often talked about. Lindsay and Karen discuss why they happen and when to be concerned that you need professional help. Karen Kleiman is the author of 11 books on postpartum mood disorders, she writes both from the patient and clinical treatment perspective. She also helped thousands of women heal through her own clinical practice. She is based outside of Philadelphia where she founded and is the Executive Director of the Postpartum Stress Center.

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  • May 13, 2019

    What mom's REALLY want on Mother's Day

    Mother's Day can be a mixed bag of emotions. Some mom's love to be celebrated by their kids and partners. Some moms struggle with feelings of loneliness, pain, or loss. And others, may be feeling underappreciated or like they simply want a break on Mother's Day. Whichever camp you tend to fall into, host Lindsay Aerts talks with maternal mental health expert, and author of Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, Karen Kleiman about what mom's really need on this day. Karen Kleiman is a well known international maternal mental health expert for over 30 years. She has authored 11 books on postpartum mood disorders and how to treat them. She also helps women heal through her clinical practice. She is based outside of Philadelphia where she founded and is the Executive Director of the Postpartum Stress Center.

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  • May 8, 2019

    4 ways it's hurting us all to idealize motherhood

    Host Lindsay Aerts discusses the idea that we all tend to have this notion of an ideal mother in our heads who we're comparing ourselves to. We often see moms portrayed as perfect, as loving the job, as completely fulfilled by taking care of their kids, as all-self sacrificing and it's hurting us to compare ourselves to this idealized version of motherhood. She also talks about how motherhood is often romanticized, meaning it's portrayed as sunshine and rainbows through movies and TV. When our realities are not matching this ideal we're left feeling like failures. Her guest Monia Ashton, Director of Maternal Mental Health at The Healing Group helps illustrate what we can do to stop idealizing and romanticizing motherhood. 

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  • April 21, 2019

    How to help build your teen daughter's self-esteem

    Helping our daughter find and strengthen their self-esteem is something most, if not all moms want. Often it can feel like our daughters are getting bombarded with messages about everything from the way they look to the way they're supposed to act. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Melisa Osmond about her event, Power in You geared toward mom's and their teens, tweens, and young daughters that will help fortify them and discover the power within themselves to believe they are of worth. They discuss teaching your daughter's self-esteem the same way you would to say please and thank you, by reminding them frequently! They discuss the power of affirmations and gratitude in building self-confidence. 

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