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#49: Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)

With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being. Erica is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and she’s also a psychoanalyst and parenting coach, making her a perfect interview for this topic! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love – and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

 

0:42 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Connecting Better With Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar, her points to ponder, and a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

2:56 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being present for your kids!

 

12:39 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

15:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

49:32 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? This year, use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains that sprays and wipes can’t. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

50:42 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!

 

52:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

 

 

 

1:01:47 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa, a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

1:07:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:08:02– FROM THE PRODUCER

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Hey Mars! Put A Ring On It!

One of Mars’ moons is on a collision course with the red planet! But don’t worry, it won’t happen for another 5 million years or so. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an extraterrestrial adventure, as they learn all about gravity, orbits and all the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World science behind celestial physics!

66: What if I did an interview with Abacus P Grumbler?

Miss Karen and Mr Eric are moving this week, and we’ve made a very special episode to share with you all! Find out more about Abacus P. Grumbler and see if Mr Eric can survive his magic! 

Lessons include: Titles and objects don’t make you what you are, thinking outside the box can get unexpected results

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.

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Herman Says Goodbye

Goodbyes can be hard, and sometimes people (and animals) are a little bit in denial about them. Today’s story is about a little chipmunk who imagines a new life for himself, but his woodland friends are not quite able to say a proper goodbye. Themes include friendship, acceptance, and empathy.

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And and the Grasshopper (Rebroadcast)

The classic fable of the ant and the grasshopper! We’re working on some longer stories and recovering from a full family flu outbreak so we’re doing a rebroadcast of one of your favorites this week that a lot of newer listeners haven’t heard. We should be back on the weekly schedule next week. Thanks!

Marshall’s Mailbag: The Sequel

Return of the mailbag! The Tumble inbox is filling up with questions, and Marshall scrambles to answer them while Lindsay relaxes with a glass of lemonade. We find out why rainbows don’t fall down, why naked mole rats are naked, whether you can sneeze with your eyes open, why we have dreams, and how scientists studied tickling with a tickle robot.

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65: What if I were raised by dragons? (with Michael Mason)

Michael Mason, host of Good Stuff Kids, joins Mr. Eric to help tell an ode to “Elf.” Meet Da Dragon and his daughter Amelia, a little human girl. When she meets her birth father, Ebesneezer, she learns that he and New What City have lost the Dragon Spirit. Can Amelia help them get it back? 

Lessons include: When you believe in yourself, you can work wonders

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

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58: What Are Olympic Medals Made Of? Why Does Every Country Have A Flag?

What are Olympic medals made of? Why does every country have a flag? The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea. We reached out to medal-winning Olympians Elana Meyers Taylor, Andrew Weibrecht and Hannah Kearney to reflect on what winning a medal represents. And we learn about flags with vexillologist Scot Guenter from San Jose State University.