The MomVent

The MomVent
Welcome to The MomVent! We’re a mom-focused podcast and our mission is to help you survive parenting with some helpful tips and some much needed laughs. Tired of out-dated advice from your “well meaning” neighbor? Wondering what’s the latest and g

Makers Take Your Mark
Sep 6, 2017 • 39 min
Have you ever heard of a Maker Lab? Or STEAM Education? Get up to date on the latest and greatest in education with our guest Jenn Beach, founder of Hephaestus Education Studio and Maker Educator.
Classrooms for All
Aug 25, 2017 • 29 min
Chances are that your child will be in a class with a differently-abled child at some point in their educational career. Join as we chat with an inclusion specialist about all the ways that children of all abilities can happily co-exist in a learning e…
Eating for Energy
Aug 16, 2017 • 34 min
Moms need stamina to keep up with their kids but you might not be eating to optimize your energy levels. On this episode we have Holistic Health Coach, Phyllis Timoll of Well Woman giving some great tips, just for moms, on how to eat to feel great thr…
Desperately Seeking Perfection
Jul 20, 2017 • 41 min
Picture yourself as the next June Cleaver before you had kids? Thought you would be the most perfect, most loving, most crafty mom ever? Did your expectations live up to the reality of actually being a parent? No? Not for us either. Join us as we talk …
Can’t Smile Without You
Jul 7, 2017 • 35 min
Are you in a codependent relationship? Do you know what codependence is? Parenthood can be a trigger for some behaviors that can be unhealthy for your family. Join us for a chat with Dr. Juli Fraga to discuss the impact codependency might have on your …
Over Processed Kids
Jun 21, 2017 • 39 min
Kids bouncing off the wall? Or just noticing your kid shutting down sometimes? Could it be over stimulation or under stimulation? Find out more about how your kid processes sensory input and what you can do to help support them by checking out our inte…
Mastering the Art of Self-Care
May 24, 2017 • 35 min
Self-care is so important but chances are, as a mom, you’re not engaging in enough of it. Tune in to listen to Holistic Health Coach, Phyllis Timoll, from Well Woman give great tips on how to master the art of self-care.
The 411 on RIE
May 19, 2017 • 40 min
Have you wondered about RIE Parenting? We have parenting coach and RIE specialist Caroline Griswold on today’s show to talk all about fostering empathic communication with your kids!
Modern Day Brady Brunch
May 10, 2017 • 25 min
Blending two families together can be complicated and difficult process. Parenting coach, Stephanie Owen, specializes in helping families navigate this transition. Tune in as she gives advice on how to make this process easier and put the kids first.
The Midwife Low-Down
May 4, 2017 • 44 min
Are you ready to learn SO MUCH about midwifery? We have certified nurse midwife Becca Amirault here to dispel all the myths about midwifery and give you the real low down on midwives and how they can help you with more than just childbirth!
Less Guilt, More Joy
Apr 28, 2017 • 31 min
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt guilt while parenting? Everyone raise their hand? This episode is for you! We have psychologist and author Dr. Juli Fraga on hand to discuss why we feel guilt as parents and what we can do to alleviate some of that g…
Stress-Free Family Travel
Apr 13, 2017 • 30 min
Does the thought of traveling with your kids overwhelm you? Fear no more! We have Katy Hope of Hope Post Kids here to give her travel advice about traveling with the little ones!
Talking with Kids: Race
Apr 6, 2017 • 38 min
Race is one of the most difficult topics to talk about with your kids but it’s also a necessary one. Natalie Thoreson, founder of InVision Consulting joins us to discuss how to talk to your kids of all ages about this important topic.
Parenting without a Partner
Mar 30, 2017 • 33 min
Chances are you know a single parent or are a single parent yourself. This week’s guest is Stephanie Owen, a parenting coach who specializes in working with single parents. If you are thinking of going down this road or want to be more supportive to a …
The Anxious Parent
Mar 22, 2017 • 33 min
Why does our body react a certain way physically and mentally when our children need us? We’ve got Dr. Rama Ronen, a licensed clinical psychologist here to give insight on why being a parent might be stressing us out, and what we can do to cope.
The Great Sitter Search
Mar 17, 2017 • 38 min
Finding someone you’d trust enough to watch your kids can be one of the most stressful parts of parenting. We’ve got Lynn Perkins, CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter to share her expert advice on finding the perfect caregiver for your little one.
Sleep Training 2.0: Toddler Edition
Mar 9, 2017 • 34 min
You expect sleep issues with your infant but not with your toddler… until it happens to you. This week we welcome back our most popular guest, sleep consultant, Callie Stemerman to give advice on how to get your toddler’s sleep back on track!
Eating Right and Keeping It Tight
Feb 17, 2017 • 39 min
Did you resolve to take better care of yourself in 2017? But as a busy mom have you actually had the time to exercise more and eat better? Listen to our latest episode where Jennifer Keith gives practical advice that busy moms can actually implement to…
Urban or Suburban?
Feb 8, 2017 • 33 min
Thinking of making the move out of the city? Check out our interview with Alison Bernstein from Suburban Jungle Realty, a firm dedicated to helping buyers navigate suburbia, and understand the ins and outs of each town before making their decision to f…
Taming the Toy Chaos
Feb 3, 2017 • 38 min
Overwhelmed by toys, clutter and mess? You’re in luck! We’ve got professional organizer, Sarah Hembree of Nest Happy to share her tips on how to transform the chaos into functional and organized systems for managing the toys and home!
Talking with Kids: Spirituality and Religion
Jan 26, 2017 • 43 min
Are you there God? It’s us, The MomVent. Wondering how to talk to your kids about spirituality or religion? If you want to explore some of these complicated concepts with your children, we have religious educator and Rabbi, Batshir Torchio, on the podc…
Finding Your Happiness
Jan 12, 2017 • 40 min
Do you often put your kids’ happiness before your own? Are you always coming in last on your list of things to take care of? Stephanie Owen, author of The Parenting Shift, is here to talk about creating your own happiness and taking care of yourself wh…
Divorce 101
Dec 23, 2016 • 33 min
So you’ve decided you hate your spouse this holiday season? Fear not! We’ve got the podcast for you! Family law attorney, Sasha Fahimi joins us to give a great primer on the ins and outs of divorce and how to put your kids first in the whole process.
Party Planning Pointers
Dec 15, 2016 • 36 min
Holiday parties are super fun! Unless you’re the host… If you find yourself hosting or attending some parties this holiday season (or anytime!) check out this week’s episode for some helpful event planning tips from Justine Simpson, owner of event comp…
Parentless Parents
Dec 4, 2016 • 37 min
Having children can bring added layers of emotions to how you view your own parents. Especially if your relationship is complicated or falls short of your expectations. Marriage and family therapist Jessica England returns to discuss how to parent whil…
Healthier Holiday Eating
Nov 23, 2016 • 41 min
The holidays are here! Which means lots of healthy eating ahead! NOT! We’ve got one of our favorite guests, cookbook author and food blogger Jessica Goldman Foung to give us some really amazing tips on healthy food swaps to lighten up your holiday tabl…
Positive Discipline, Positive Child
Nov 10, 2016 • 37 min
What is positive parenting? Is it the same as snarky, frustrated parenting? No? If you need some tips on how be firm, kind and positive while parenting, check out this week’s podcast with Positive Discipline Parenting Coach, Stephanie Owen!
The Great Public School Debate
Nov 3, 2016 • 36 min
Public schools are all around us and many of us happily attended them. Lately, and especially in urban areas, public schools can get a bad reputation for being poorly funded, over crowded and not “good enough” to send our kids to. Robin Dutton-Cookst…
Talking with Kids: Sex
Oct 27, 2016 • 43 min
Let’s talk about sex baby! Sex sells and it’s everywhere! So how do we talk to our kids so they’ll have a healthy attitude about sex and be respectful about other people’s sexual identities and boundaries? We’ve got “sexpert” Anya Manes here to give he…
Talking with Kids: Politics
Oct 16, 2016 • 43 min
“Interesting” is one word you could use to describe the 2016 election… If you are at a loss for words on how to talk to your kids about this current election cycle (and politics in general!) tune in to this episode where we have Alison Park, Diversi…
New Mama, Well Mama
Oct 7, 2016 • 42 min
Having a new baby is completely life-changing and you often end up forgetting to take care of yourself after baby’s arrival. It’s important to remember you’ve been through something incredible and you need care too! Sage Bearman, Midwife and Women’s He…
Start Me Up
Sep 29, 2016 • 36 min
Have you ever had a cool idea that would make a great business? But then feel overwhelmed at the thought of actually following through and finding the resources and TIME to start this business? Get inspiration from Diane Loviglio, CEO and Co-Founder of…
Stress Management Through Pregnancy and Beyond
Sep 21, 2016 • 32 min
Feeling anxious or stressed during pregnancy is completely normal. Pregnancies can be nerve-wracking, particularly if you are on bed-rest or have complications. Join us as we chat with Parijat Deshpande, a high-risk pregnancy expert who talks about the…
Bigger Than Baby Blues: The Facts about Postpartum Depression
Sep 18, 2016 • 30 min
You have a baby and you feel a rush of joy… and then a rush of sadness? You’re not crazy or abnormal. Postpartum depression is real and it can happen to any of us. Listen in as we share our experiences and talk to Sweta Shah, a psychiatrist who special…
Navigating the Urban School Jungle
Sep 8, 2016 • 33 min
School admissions season is upon us! This can be a stressful time for parents trying to find the right preschool or kindergarten for their child. We’ve got Karla Cianci, an experienced preschool director, who gives great insight on what to look for whi…
The Mindful Mama
Sep 2, 2016 • 39 min
Are you burnt out as a mommy? Not feeling present for your kids or your job? We’ve got Lisa Abramson, co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement giving some great tips on how to achieve balance. Find out how to take care of yourself and become a bette…
The Mommy Wars
Aug 25, 2016 • 48 min
Have you ever felt insecure or judged by another mom? Welcome to the Mommy Wars! Why do they happen? How can we break the cycle of judgement and insecurity? Jessica England joins us to discuss this hot topic and tells us how we can call a truce in “The…
Bumps, Bruises, and Fevers, Oh My!
Aug 17, 2016 • 44 min
It’s hard to see your kids hurting and it can be so stressful trying to figure out if you need to take them to the ER. Listen to this week’s episode where we chat with ER doctor, Jennie Robin, who gives us super useful information on what to watch out …
Fostering the Next Mozart
Jul 20, 2016 • 34 min
Do you have the next Baby Beethoven? Want to get your kids exposed to more music? Professional musician and piano teacher Susie Fong gives us some insight into the benefits of exposing your kids to music.
Sporting the Mom Bod
Jul 11, 2016 • 39 min
Does your workout routine mostly involve cleaning up after the kids? Tune into this episode for tips on how to ease back into (or start!) working out. Personal trainer Suzy Hyer gives great advice on how to get fit!
Get Your Lady Bits Fit
Jul 6, 2016 • 35 min
What is the pelvic floor? Good question! Pee yourself a little every time you run, sneeze, or laugh? That’s your pelvic floor! Good thing Pelvic Floor Therapist Liz Miracle is here to talk us through kegels, sex and vagina pong. Oh my!
What To Expect When You’re NOT Expecting
Jun 29, 2016 • 40 min
Serious talk time. Infertility can be a hard and lonely process that’s difficult to talk about. This week we’ve got Jessica Goldman Foung here to talk about her journey with infertility and surrogacy and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Design: Kids Ruin Everything
Jun 24, 2016 • 35 min
White walls and beige furniture not really floating your boat? Laurie Betz of Betz Design Studio joins us to talk about sprucing up your home, kid friendly decor and the latest trends in interior design!
Oh Kale Yes!
Jun 17, 2016 • 31 min
Are your kids great eaters? This podcast is not for you! If you’re like us with kids who are picky eaters, we’ve got a nutritionist on hand to give you some great tips on how to get your kids eating the foods they need to nourish their loud and lovable…
Babyproofing Your Relationship
Jun 10, 2016 • 34 min
Having a baby can be rough on a relationship. Tune in for some real talk about how to stay connected with your partner and keep the spark alive. Marriage and family therapist Jessica England joins us to give her tips on how to strengthen your relations…
Style: Beyond Yoga Pants
Jun 2, 2016 • 30 min
You used to be stylish and now… you are a Mom. How about attempting to be a stylish Mom? Style expert Erin Flynn joins us to offer up some kid-friendly fashion wins!
Sleep Training
May 26, 2016 • 30 min
Sleep consultant Callie Stemerman stops by for a Q and A about how to get your little darlings to bed!