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Totally Laime

Another podcast from the newly-mommy'd Elizabeth Laime - host of Totally Laime and Totally Married! Why? because there's no bigger melting pot of emotions than motherhood and that needs to be broadcasted! Totally Mommy is an honest discussion about all the good, the bad, and the funny that being a mom has to offer. Write in with questions & tune in between diaper changes every Wednesday!



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Totally Mommy
Jan 18, 2019 Totally Laime
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Here’s a new podcast for you: as new parents, comedians Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode of their podcast, Josie & Jonny are Having a Baby, features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human. Check it out in Apple Podcasts:...
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Nov 9, 2016 Totally Laime
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To all of our listeners - thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and wine glasses) for being along for this incredible podcast (life?) journey. You've taught us so much about being better mothers and humans and that compassion and kindness and love conquer all. With incredible parents like you out there, our children are in good hands and the future is bright! We'll think of you with gratitude for every good/bad/funny to be. With so much love and respect - Elizabeth and Vanessa. 
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Nov 2, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa get into our very last questions - giving their unqualified advice to listeners about whether or not to get involved with an infant niece when your brother has become an absentee dad, how to handle precocious children who comment on "big tummies", the love is there in droves, but when does the "like" kick in with newborns, how to address severing ties with a toxic mother to your child now or in the future, whether to invite out of town family to a baby...
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Oct 26, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Sitting up on own! Love of plants! / Unravelling the sick perks! A long toddler instructions list! / You want ice cream, you got it!  Not interested in what's for dinner!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate a former friendship for the sake of the kids, which guardians to choose for your children, how to handle awkward family christmases that aren't good influences for children, what's the...
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Oct 19, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa profess their love for the one and only Hillary Clinton! Then they discuss consent, misogyny and a whole slew of awesome listener questions such as - how to deflect anti girl baby sentiment, how to sleep train a four month old, how to overcome PTSD from a first labor to have a good experience with the second, how to cope with mom jealousy, how to teach little ones hygiene, how to navigate a terrible maternity leave nightmare where there's no support, how to encourage...
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Oct 12, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (bye bye! Forging a hay path!/ Tooth bruisers! Missed the parent night!/ Hot blue! Finding a parking spot game!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about articulating to your husband that you need some "me" time, how to include your deceased parent in your children's lives, how to deflect judgmental statements from a mother figure, how to set boundaries going into parenthood with a narcissistic mother, how to...
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Oct 5, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right into giving their unqualified advice to awesome listener questions about navigating new sleep patterns after introducing a toddler, bed, how to address some tension with your best friend after a toddler tiff, when and how to begin having a dialogue with your toddler about their bodies and private areas, what to do about a oujia board table in the garage and other creepy stuff going on in the house, how to advocate for your pregnancy when it might be high risk...
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Sep 28, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their Halloween costume plans as well as their good/bad/funnies before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with mentally ill and armed neighbors, how to prepare your child for baby number two, how to set a road path for fertility, and what to do as a nanny about exclusive or discriminating mom groups? Enjoy!
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Sep 21, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss their good/bad/funnies (I'm mad at you! Peeing in the potty! / Make this great day end! / Naked in Michaels! Batman origin story!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about looking into doggy adoption in a home with kids, how to navigate not wanting to travel to family for holidays with a brand new born, what to do about having seen something that bordered on abuse to a child, how to navigate a strained relationship with an alcoholic mother...
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Sep 14, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share the news that they are bringing this podcast to a close - sending all listeners so much love and gratitude for being along for this wild ride! After the news drop, they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to find joy in the new title of "mommy" and an unpleasant pregnancy, how to proceed in a relationship with a cousin who has a rocky road ahead in motherhood, how to deflect weird comments about babies' weights, and how to...
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Sep 7, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth shares Vanessa's beautiful poem about motherhood before they dive into their good, bad, funnies! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with an immature and difficult sister for the sake of her kids, how to support a best friend who is proceeding with caution in her pregnancy, what a bedtime routine with two children looks like, how to make sincere mom friends, whether a child's new coping technique is cause for concern, and how to find the joy...
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Aug 31, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss how life perspective gives us, well... perspective! They give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to set "birth time" boundaries with a best friend, whether to trust an OBGYN who is playing "fast and loose" with the Clomid :), what gift to give to a friend to make car trips with her toddler a little easier, how to navigate toddler street safety with your spouse who is not on the same page, what to do about a friend who is...
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Aug 24, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Preschool success! We have two good eaters! / Sayonara snuggles! Where's Grandma?/ Precious preschool moments! He's growin' up!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to choose what kind of labor you want (hospital or home) for a second birth when you know what it's all about, how to prepare for an international flight with a thirteen month old, what to do to start planning and preparing for baby when you've...
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Aug 17, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right on into the pool of listener's fantastic questions! They give their unqualified advice on how to be there for a best friend who is becoming a mom, whether to invest in new friendships in your new neighborhood or keep up with your older mom friendships, what to say to a friend who hasn't been supportive of you but has also been focused on new motherhood, what's the deal with the bravo show, There Goes The Motherhood, how to playdates work when the babies can't...
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Aug 10, 2016 Totally Laime
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V-Dog is back in action! She and Elizabeth discuss their good/bad/funnies (Trip success! Otis playing games! / Pacifier weaning! Daycare closing! / Sandcastle-suitcase! I know you love me!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to foster healthy sleeping habits after getting off track, how to respond to compliments about your daughter that make you uncomfortable, how to find great babysitters in a new are, how and when to find time to be intimate with you...
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Aug 3, 2016 Totally Laime
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While Vanessa's on vacay, Elizabeth's radiant and very pregnant friend, the wonderful Michaela McManus is filling in! They discuss pregnancy the second time around, the beauty of lists and their good/bad/funnies (The end is nigh! Imagination play!/ Transitions! Lack of balance! / The doggie ate it! Restin' and chattin') Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to leave your child with a friend who has raised some red flags, and how to navigate...
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Jul 27, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss what exactly the term "laying pipe" might mean (Vanessa's still not quite clear...) and then their good/bad/funnies! After that they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what things to consider in your life to prepare to start trying to get pregnant - financially, emotionally and physically, and how to navigate a friend who always has negative "just you wait" advice when it comes to motherhood? Enjoy!
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Jul 20, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa cozy up and give a ton of unqualified advice to listener questions about picking the right godparents for your future children, how to navigate grandparents who pressure your child to give unwanted hugs/kisses, how to (if to) offer support to a friend who might be suffering from PPD, whether or not it's normal to miss the baby days when you have a toddler and/or crave the later years when you have a baby, what we'd suggest to do with your first born to create special...
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Jul 13, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss the heart heavy events of the world as well as their good/bad/funnies (Sibling sharing! being present! / Being bound up! Questioning childcare choices! / Bathtime shenanigans! Spooky spaghetti!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about addressing a lack of help and support from a husband who is hands off on childcare duties, how to navigate a spouse who is gunning for a boy baby and compares everything to a golden nephew, and whether or...
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Jul 6, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right on into giving their unqualified advice to listener questions in today's episode! They discuss what to do about spending time with friends who have a far different parenting style with their kids which makes you uncomfortable, what things would we tell ourselves to do before getting pregnant now that we know what we know, how to correct people who are mispronouncing your baby's name, how to navigate the issue of vanity and self esteem through motherhood, how to...
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Jun 29, 2016 Totally Laime
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Vanessa's back after a fun filled vacay, yay! She and Elizabeth discuss their good/bad/funnies (Awesome trip, no tantrums! Siblings holding hands! / Flight back fear! Choking scare! / Hola Man! Husband jumped ship!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether a toddler's aggressive behavior is just a phase or something more, how to navigate playdates with children of varying levels of aggression and mothers with varying degrees of comfort, and what to do about a...
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Jun 22, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive head first into question city on today's episode, giving their unqualified advice to queries about a nice gift for your son's step-mom-to be, how to cope with in laws who seem to favor the other grandchildren, what to do with strong feelings of competition with an awesome sister in law, what to do about a childless friend who seems upset about her changing friendships due to motherhood, how to let a relative know that it is not okay to post photos of your children...
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Jun 15, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Medicine! Oliver's box! / Tactical tantrums! Sleep stress! / Why on earth is he crying? Oliver rehearsing scenes! ) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not thank you cards are a thing of the past, how to navigate a trillion toddler birthdays and gifts each summer, what are the must haves for becoming a new mom, and what to do about family planning when you and your spouse are not on the same page?...
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Jun 8, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive out of their wine glasses and into some awesome listener questions about what to do or bring for a friend who has just had her first baby, a VERY IMPORTANT question about whether or not it's okay to use "cute" names for private parts with our children, whether it's a good idea to bring baby for a 5 day work trip or leave at home with Daddy, how to navigate a stressful living situation with your sister in law who might be a neglectful parent, and lastly, is...
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Jun 1, 2016 Totally Laime
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Vanessa and Elizabeth get into self help territory to start before sharing their good/bad/funnies (Fun in the water! Last pump session! / Rambunctious energy! Weaning hormones!/ Youtube personality obsessions! Inside singing jokes!). Then they give their unqualified advice to a fun listener question about how they chose their children's names! Enjoy!
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May 25, 2016 Totally Laime
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To kick off another super happy snappy podcast, Elizabeth dives into her crippling fear about death (don't worry, she's going to a therapist!) before she and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Feeling Feelings! Camping Success!/ Sleep Troubles For Both!/ Mama Went Poo! Oliver's "Bits"!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle family's annoying comments comparing your baby to a cousin, what to do about a friendship that doesn't quite fit in...
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May 18, 2016 Totally Laime
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Vanessa and Elizabeth go all in with their unqualified advice on some great listener questions about the emotional challenge of weaning, pros and cons of daycare, plan for introducing formula, how to bounce back from overstepping bounds with a mom friend, and how to navigate a child care arrangement with a friend? Enjoy!
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May 11, 2016 Totally Laime
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Laimemoms, we salute you!! We discuss our Mothers Days as well as our good/bad/funnies (Sharing rooms! Adaptable Oliver! /New specs! Scary dreams! / Orangutan mishap! Ordering Chips and guac!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about what to bring to a unisex baby shower, what's the deal with acupuncture, how to keep from obsessing while trying to get pregnant, and lastly how to reconcile baby photo contests with wanting to promote healthy body image? Enjoy!
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May 4, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss their Napa dreams as well as their good/bad/funnies (Sibling greetings! Playing solo! / Giving Medicine! Sprained ankle! / First baby flirt! Pacifier tribal dance!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle working mom guilt, how to navigate playground glares, dealing with night wakings and boob obsession at 18 months, and lastly a big question about how to deal with realistic looking toy guns at the park? Enjoy!
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Apr 27, 2016 Totally Laime
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Vanessa and Elizabeth are mood soul sisters once again! After discussing their recent social anxiety, they dive into their good/bad/funnies (Smiling at an angel! Book memorization! / Sleep Regression! Food tantrum! / Neighbor goat! Mo Ball!) Before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to temper pregnancy excitement and curb anxiety after several early losses, and how to see eye to eye with a partner regarding adoption and fostering children with potential special...
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Apr 20, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss the beauty and point of life (well, Elizabeth rambles on forever about it...) then their good/bad/funnies (Sibling interactions! Doggie friendships!/ The lack of balance!, New tantrums!/ Goats! No money, Mama!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what we suggest to do for friends who are new moms to make things easy for them, and how to navigate sharing the news of a new pregnancy in a high stress, young skewing workplace? Enjoy!
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Apr 13, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss Elizabeth's experience of a nursing strike and an eye opening lactaction consultant visit as well as the plague that has befallen both homes. They discuss their good/bad/funnies (Formula for the win! Train joy!/ Failure to thrive!, Scary moment by the street!/ Old Macdonald Mama style!, Mary Had A Little Lamb with choreography!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about giving a special gift to a sister who's having a child after having...
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Apr 6, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right on into giving their unqualified advice to some awesome listener questions about what to do about having grandmothers as childcare when it's affecting your marriage, how to make new mom friends in a new area, what are the postpartum recovery essentials no one talks about, how to be there for a friend who is having an unplanned baby, what to do about the not great eating habits of your in laws, how to handle a creepy situation with a coworker who is obsessed with...
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Mar 30, 2016 Totally Laime
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Happy Births-days to us! Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss the wonderful new frontier of having two year olds, a challenging mothering moment for Elizabeth and their good/bad/funnies (Birthday boy! Incredible memories!/ Daycare dropoffs! Falling off the bed!/ Sweet wake ups! Teddy tattling on mommy!). Then they give their unqualified advice to a listener question about handling the worry and anxiety around a speech delayed toddler. Enjoy!
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Mar 23, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right in and give their unqualified advice to listener questions about setting boundaries in a family with mental health issues who are active in your kids lives, whether to sacrifice the mother's sanity for a child's athletic endeavors, what to do about the fear of losing yourself to motherhood and letting go of a hard won creative career, how to navigate dealing with infertility when you are surrounded by other people's pregnancy joy, what we think a grandparents...
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Mar 16, 2016 Totally Laime
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Warning: Elizabeth and Vanessa get off to an x rated start before launching into their good bad funnies (Mama's Funny! Disney delight!/ Exhaustion!, Working away!/ My mama!, Disturbing reactions!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about choosing to be a single mother, what to do about a husband who isn't supportive of having a doula, how to approach freelance writing as a new mom, and what to do to deal with the frustration of not getting pregnant month after...
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Mar 9, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss their good, bad, funnies (routines! dog and kid walk! / Prolapse! tantrums!/ pumping noise! Penis butt! ) before really going big on a fantastic listener question about spanking, and whether there is a better way to discipline? Enjoy!
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Mar 2, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa find out that they have even more in common than they thought via bakery businesses and food issues before diving into their good/bad/funnies (baking together! Solo play!/ Marriage backburner! hair cut!/ Making new mom friends! He loves hats!). Then they answer a two-parter listener question about breastfeeding - what was Elizabeth's experience with elimination dieting for digestive issues, and what can we say in regards to the struggle of breastfeeding and the decision to...
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Feb 24, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa dive into their good/bad/funnies (Table manners! Great gusto!/ A low moment! Naughty time! / "Thanks!" Poopnut!)  before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to communicate with in laws about their visiting and enthusiasm for a new baby, how to talk to our children about their bodies and sexuality through the ages, what to do about confronting parents who are allowing their child to tantrum in a restaurant, and whether or not to have a...
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Feb 17, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Valentine's day fun! Fun nephew visit!/ I want to go "home"! A sad three year anniversary / Boogies in your face! Loving that Mexican food!) before giving their unqualified advice how to navigate mentoring a new mother, how to cope with fragile feelings around others parenting, and what to do about worries that your child might be facing developmental challenges? Enjoy!
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Feb 10, 2016 Totally Laime
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Vanessa and Elizabeth have a rather dark check in (shout out to The Mental Illness Happy Hour!) before discussing their good/bad/funnies (sunny daycare drop offs! Feeling better all around! / Night wakings! Adorable sleep regression!/ Poop nearly in the potty! The hershey kiss of fecal matter!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether to take a full time job and sacrifice family time or not, whether or not to have a second baby shower, and how to approach the...
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Feb 3, 2016 Totally Laime
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Big news!! Our from here on out all official and all cohost, VANESSA RAGLAND is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Otis taking a bottle! Making outside fun!/ Post baby blues! Emotional daycare drop offs! / Coffee again (aka, Elizabeth is dumb)! My son is licking the pavement!). Then we give our unqualified advice to a listener question about reserving pumping space in an office and how to deal with a coworker who doesn't get the rules. Enjoy!
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Jan 27, 2016 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth dear friend - writer, actress, and friend to all doggies, KATYA LIDSKY is here to cohost! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Tantrum avoidance! Waiting 'til you're ready!/ Mom to two guilt! Overwhelming paralyzation!/ Poopy monstah! Honey the dog has passed!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to approach a health concern with a parent of a child you provide childcare for, and how to navigate the difficult world of feeling good in your incredible body...
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Jan 20, 2016 Totally Laime
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Back in the Mommy saddle times two! Couldn't do it without the eloquent and good-smelling VANESSA RAGLAND! We discuss car birth, two kids and our good/bad/funnies before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about the fear of passing on mental illness as a qualifier in whether or not to have children, and how to heal a marriage that post partum has had a rocky start? Enjoy!
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Dec 23, 2015 Totally Laime
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In this special episode, we are thrilled to share our joyful news of our baby boy, Otis, joining our family! We are over the moon with happiness and excited to share the story of his birth (born in the Volvo!) as well as how the first week has been and how having this sweet little angel in our family has been for each of us. We are filled with love and gratitude and sending that your way as well – Happy Holidays everyone!
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Dec 16, 2015 Totally Laime
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Happy Holidays Laimemoms & Dads! Cohostest with the mostest, VANESSA RAGLAND is here to discuss impending baby-dom, our concerns over gun safety as mothers, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Learning to relax! Pie sharing! Feeling anxious about labor! Turkey day sick den!/ Belly crumbs! Santa impressions!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about a heartbreaking situation involving a spouse's betrayal and having to face single motherhood, how to cope with...
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Dec 9, 2015 Totally Laime
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Hip hip hooray! The multi talented comedy person and Apple sister, REBEKKA JOHNSON is in the house! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Waving to everyone! Great fathers!/ No sleep for the sleepless! Feeling overwhelmed!/ The year 3000! What's the deal with sex?) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how a second pregnancy is different, what toys to have on deck for small spaces, and how to handle to beginnings of tantrums? Enjoy!
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Dec 2, 2015 Totally Laime
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Fabulous cohost, VANESSA RAGLAND is here for today's gratitude themed episode! We discuss documentaries and an awesome non profit that helps refugee parents before diving into our good/bad/funnies (Giggly Delight! Nesting mania!/ Pickle meltdown! Not a great scene at daycare!/ You're my hero! Performance prompting!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to address a behavioral issue that only happens at daycare,how to go about finding the right doula,how to be...
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Nov 25, 2015 Totally Laime
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She's an actress, improvisor and mother to Maggie - triple threat TARA COPELAND is cohost today! We discuss our joint venture in baby safety training, and how that paid off, plus our good/bad/funnies (Communicating with kindness! Sweet to bugs!/Sleep struggles! Mom friend nostalgia!/ The power of KEITH! Mom fog rollin' in!) Then we give our unqualified advice to a listener question about a mother in law who is circumcision obsessed!
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Nov 18, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth and cohost/love VANESSA RAGLAND breeze through their good/bad/funnies (Communicating fun! It's all good!/ Watering can finale fail! Wack weekend and hurt foot!/ Kissy Mommy! PIZZA!) before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a vegan or vegetarian diet while breastfeeding (in a family of meat eaters), how we feel about Santa and kids, what are some meditation techniques appropriate for young ones, and how to choose and ask potential guardians for your...
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Nov 11, 2015 Totally Laime
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Hooray! The hilarious and mega talented CASEY WILSON is here to cohost! We discuss the challenging post partum period, having the right kind of support, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Lovey and tantrum lessons! Sleep, glorious sleep!/ Body confidence plunge! Mom guilt and balance!/ Cleaning Lady spiral! Leather jackets!) Then we give our advice to a listener question about pregnancy forums. Enjoy!
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Nov 4, 2015 Totally Laime
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Aww, yeah, VANESSA RAGLAND is in tha house and we're gettin' loopy! After many sidetracks involving baja fresh and scary men on planes, we discuss our good/bad/funnies (Sleeping IN til 7! Rolling Down Hills!/ TV monster! Tree dirt!/ "Oh MAN!" Goat kisser!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a relationship with a "parenting" competitive relative, how to respond to inquiries about your family planning and timing with work, how much TV...
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Oct 28, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth good friend and multi-hyphenate, LeeLee Pitts is back to cohost, discussing the start of school, why time outs should be time-ins, and of course our good/bad/funnies! (Full sentences! School success! Judging other parents! Reaching a breaking point! Ruby wil fix it! Telling jokes!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about dealing with family fueled jealousy over a sister's pregnancy, how to handle a challenging child while struggling to face your own mortality,...
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Oct 21, 2015 Totally Laime
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It's a Vanessa week! The Curated Tee's co-founder VANESSA RAGLAND is here to discuss our recent experiences with little monster people (eeep!) plus our good/bad/funnies (Consistency success! Watching the kid emerge! Existential time realization! Poop parade! Hippo doggies! Tiny smart alec!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about moving forward with a new pregnancy after a traumatic loss, how to handle an uneasy feeling about having a well meaning Grandfather provide...
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Oct 14, 2015 Totally Laime
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The loving, radiant actress and mom, MICHAELA MCMANUS is back to cohost! We discuss our motherhood shift in identity, plus our good/bad/funnies (18 months! Car seat install! No sleep ever again! Mom guilt! No thank little bro! Adorable emotional mirroring!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle rude mother in law comments about post baby weight, what activities to do for children with a wide range of ages, and how to help yourself heal emotionally around...
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Oct 7, 2015 Totally Laime
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Cohost extraordinaire is back to discuss ALL things motherhood - good/bad/funnies, nighttime routings, circumcision, and a bunch of other stuff we never thought we'd be talking about on a mom podcast! Also we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about memory photo books for kids, some practical questions about diapers and weaning, whether or not to visit a friend immediately after giving birth at the hospital, what food to bring, etc... and a question about how to be supportive to...
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Sep 30, 2015 Totally Laime
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Hip hip hooray! Our only official "qualified" guest to give advice is here - newly CA licensed psychotherapist ALEXIS JAEGER is back to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Time away! Work is legal! New baby anxiety! Feeling unorganized! Teddy's reaction to our return! Four year old's wisdom!) before giving our advice to some doozie listener questions about whether or not to suggest adoption to a struggling mother to be, and what are the right questions to ask when exploring whether or not...
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Sep 23, 2015 Totally Laime
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Big Totally Mommy news - introducing the latest bi-monthly permanent cohost for your listening pleasure, VANESSA RAGLAND! We adore her so much, just had to make it official! She's here to discuss work-in-Bulgaria related weaning, and our good/bad/funnies (Starting daycare! Smooth travels! Crying at daycare! Eating at daycare! Crying upon seeing mama! Fishy faces!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about feeling cracked open and worried in motherhood, what items we'd...
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Sep 16, 2015 Totally Laime
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The beautiful inside-and-out, fantastic writer and mother to two, KATE SPENCER is back to discuss all things motherhood - being a member of the "dead mothers' club", answering a four year olds poignant questions about grief and loss, and of course our good/bad/funnies! Then we give our unqualified advice on a listener question about whether to have another home birth or go the hospital route with baby number two. Enjoy!
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Sep 9, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's cohost this week is the multitalented writer, mother and friend to many, PRIYANKA MATTOO! We discuss "traveling" with toddlers (goodbye vacations!) why the Swedish playground system is heaven and of course our good/bad/funnies! Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to come around to an unplanned pregnancy, what to do in parenting classes when one parent hogs the attention and time, and how to navigate the question of "do we want...
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Sep 2, 2015 Totally Laime
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Y'all, the sunshine day dream that is Playing House's JESSICA ST. CLAIR is back! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Potty time! Life lessons through Motherhood!/ Baby Oprah's first heartbreak! Tantrums!/ Adorable fake phone calls! Hamming it up over breakfast!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not it's okay to leave a 6 month old for a four day trip, and how to navigate the challenging conversation about having another baby when the parents aren't for...
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Aug 26, 2015 Totally Laime
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She's a cohost triple threat - charming, funny, and wise! The wonderful KIMMY GATEWOOD, mother to 7 month old Lottie, is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Potty time! Crawling! Tantrum handling fail! Post partum sounds! Bless you! Dancing baby!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with feelings of guilt or sadness on behalf of your first baby when contemplating bringing another baby into the mix, how to handle being the best man in a destination...
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Aug 19, 2015 Totally Laime
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The all around lovely "Mama" and hilarious writer, AMY BARHAM is back to cohost! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Sense of humor! Saying thank you!/ Scary internet! Constant exhaustion!/ Looking up the future! Time for night night!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to cope with early motherhood worry vortexes, and whether or not to let potential entertainment representation know about an early pregnancy? Enjoy!
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Aug 12, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's life zen master, MORGAN WALSH is back to make us laugh and cry and quote. We discuss our good/bad/funnies (A 3 year old beast! Pregnancy massage!/ Listeless searching! Foot surgery!/ Pooping behind bushes! Diseased water table!) before diving into listener questions about dealing with end of day tantrums, difficulties feeding solids, how to share your pregnancy joy with someone who is struggling with IVF, and lastly how to set boundaries with an enthusiastic friend who wants to be...
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Aug 5, 2015 Totally Laime
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The gorgeous through and through co-creator of Curated Tees, actress, mom, general joy giver VANESSA RAGLAND is back to cohost! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Reading! Healthy ultrasound! Daycare guilt! Emotional leaps!  Roughhousing copying Mom! Daycare convo backfire!) before giving our honest answers to listener questions about healing from a traumatic birthing experience, how to support a friend who is going through another terrible loss, and what to tell in laws who don't see eye to eye...
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Jul 29, 2015 Totally Laime
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The calming, wise, sage and uber talented LENNON PARHAM (of USA's Playing House!) is here to cohost this week! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Photos under control! Adaptive and communicative! Pregnancy guilt! Toddler tantrums! Cartoon emotions! Lyrical genius!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about ending friendships on your child's behalf, how/when to ask an employer about pumping at work, and a question about whether or not it's okay to have a lovey in the crib...
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Jul 22, 2015 Totally Laime
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Textile designer and Mother beauty (inside and out) NICOLE MYERS STEEL is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (Morning sickness fade! Easy street! No veggies! Feeding a marriage! Daycare buddy! Who is the bottle for?) before we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to make mommy friends in a new city, how to stop from comparing your baby to others when it comes to sleep troubles, and whether daycare is really worth it when it's making your baby sick? Enjoy!
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Jul 15, 2015 Totally Laime
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One of Elizabeth's besties and Totally Mommy fave guest, JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL is back to share her lovely wisdom on all things mommy! She first learns some upsetting news about Elizabeth's hygiene habits before they discuss their good/bad/funnies (Toddlerdom!  High fevers! Near accidents! Warranted social anxiety! I'll pass on the broccoli!) Then they give their unqualified advice to an awesome LaimeDAD who wrote in regarding favoritism from babies. Enjoy! 
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Jul 8, 2015 Totally Laime
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Ring the hooray bells, the wonderful VANESSA RAGLAND is back as cohost with her infinite wisdom and charming smile! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Adorable communications! Mischievous jokes! sweaty planes! blood draws! baby brother no nos! endless spinning!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about coping with mom guilt around breastfeeding, whether to confront a friend who is emotionally abusing her daughter, and how to handle a delicate childcare situation that...
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Jul 1, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's new mom friend, the lovely actress Natalie Smyka is cohost this week! We discuss our good/bad/funnies (Memory books for deceased loved ones! Excitement for travel! Bath poops! Hair wash failures! Mistaking ancient men for Dada! Odd pregnancy symptoms!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about pet love after baby, how to plan for mother/mother in law visits after birth, whether Elizabeth is dealing with guilt in adding a second child, how to handle the grief...
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Jun 24, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's super smarty pants Doctor friend, anesthesiologist and mama to a five month old cherub is here! ALEX CONRAD comes on and discusses going back to work and balancing it all before we dive into our good/bad/funnies (Sweetie pie bedtime routines! Chicken tenders save the day! The hassle of pumping! Bathtub wipeout! Eating solids! New words!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with unsafe grandparents, and how to handle letting your coworkers...
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Jun 17, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's husband and co-partner in family building, PSYCHIC ANDY!, is here to discuss our latest big news! Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about transitioning beverages for babies at one year, whether or not to have a tubal ligation during cesarean, how to acclimate pets to new babies, how to divert unwanted parenting advice, and whether or not to pay extra for a baby shower due to someone else's extravagance.
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Jun 10, 2015 Totally Laime
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The all around talented, beautiful and wise actress ROSEMARIE DEWITT is here to charm us all with her insight on motherhood's gift of boundaries, our good bad funnies (Babies interacting! Balancing the marriage part of it! Not making a little bad into a big bad! New inflections! Husband pranks!) Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about fear of becoming our parents as parents, how to manage a young au pair for two little ones, how to keep your pregnancy news to yourself...
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Jun 3, 2015 Totally Laime
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She's a new mom friend to Elizabeth with a lovely, calm and sage energy. Mom to two, COURTNEY GATEWOOD is here to discuss our good/bad/funnies (postpartum depression preparedness! Couples therapy! Room sharing conundrums! Affordable housing! Sock obsession! Lentil shower!). Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about making a huge move/life transition two months postpartum, whether there are nicknames associated with Kendall, what to do about flat boobs after baby, and how...
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May 27, 2015 Totally Laime
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Elizabeth's dear friend and wonder mama, LeeLee Pitts is back cohosting and bringing hilarious stories true to form! After some quick, light discussion of horrific natural disasters and mommy worry, we dive into our good/bad/funnies (Clean house, clean heart! snuggle time! sapphire vomit! tantrums! Knock knock jokes!)  before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate visiting relatives who want the most time with baby, how to gracefully dodge nosy nellies when...