Look Ma', No Hands

Look Ma', No Hands

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The episodes of “Look Ma, No Hands” are candid dispatches from the frontlines of motherhood. Join Laura Max Rose as she interviews experts in fields pertaining to motherhood, mothers themselves and all-around heartwarming and thought-provoking folk whom she hopes will make everyone’s motherhood journey easier, fuller and more joyful.


The future of fast fashion and how retail will survive the Coronavirus with David Peck
Apr 1 • 50 min
In my second virtual recording of “Look Ma’, No Hands”, I’m sitting down with Houston’s well-known fashion designer David Peck to discuss the future of retail and shopping in a post-coronavirus world.
Wisdom for Strong Marriage after Children with Rabbi David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel
Mar 24 • 32 min
When my husband and I got married, we received three pre-marital counseling sessions from one of the Rabbi’s who married us. After we had our first daughter, I always wondered what it would be like to go in for the “update”: how do we take all the great…
Quarantined with kids? Stay Sane with Dr. Elizabeth Hentschel of The Parenting Well
Mar 19 • 33 min
In my first-ever recorded skype interview for “Look Ma’, No Hands”, I’m chatting with Dr. Elizabeth Hentschel, psychologist and founder of “The Parenting Well”, on coping with quarantine measures with little ones at home.
How to talk to a two-year-old with Amanda Armbruster of Take a Break Tots
Mar 17 • 36 min
What to you say to your child when they’re slapping you in the face? Children’s therapist Amanda Armbruster has an idea or two for how to deal with hitting, biting and a number of other normal behavioral issues we come face to face with in young children.
Cultivating a Happy Life with Megan Birkel of Willow Crowns
Mar 10 • 63 min
Megan Birkel might just be the most organized human being I’ve ever come across, but whenever I interview her, I come to find that it’s so much more than that. Beyond the closets and clean kitchen is a woman who knows how to organize her life so that it’s…
The best answer you’ve ever heard to the Stay-at-home vs. Working Mom debate
Mar 3 • 56 min
I hate admitting it, but the question of whether to work or stay at home once I became a mother plagued me not just once, but after each one of my children were born. Each postpartum period, I fell victim to the ruthless debates that ensue over the…
Freaking out about Coronavirus? Dr. Gail Clayton talks preparedness + what we know
Feb 26 • 27 min
Coronavirus - and the fear of it - is spreading. Dr. Gail Clayton specializes in functional medicine and offers her protocol for preparedness in this episode of “Look Ma’ No Hands.” For more information from Dr. Clayton and downloadable protocols, visit…
What our children’s behavior is telling us with parenting coach Randi Rubenstein
Feb 25 • 67 min
According to parenting coach Randi Rubenstein, “all behavior is communication.” Through “conscious discipline”, we can work with our children to unpack their emotions and create healthy patterns of communication that benefit the whole family. This episode…
Unmedicated birth, placenta encapsulation and postpartum care with doula and founder of Marley and Moo, Latina Baxter
Feb 20 • 46 min
First things first: I’m an epidural girl. Second things second: Latina’s incredible, non-judgmental approach to guiding women through childbirth and the postpartum period is why we were able to have such a candid, hilarious conversation about her natural…
“The Sex Talk: Part Two” with Meryl Cohen, Sex Therapist at Revive Therapy
Feb 17 • 41 min
In my last Sex Talk with Dr. Emily Jamea of Revive Therapy, we discussed all the ins and outs (eh hem) of having a healthy sex life postpartum and what that really looks like. In this episode, I’m asking a different question of Dr. Jamea’s colleague, Dr.…
“God wants to give us all the good we can handle.” SOLO episode!
Feb 13 • 18 min
I humbly confess: I can’t do it alone. Tune into this short solo episode for a story of a big miracle moment in my life and why I’m letting go of needing to do everything on my own.
Radical Self-Care with CEO of The Black Sheep Agency + Mother of Two, Aimee Woodall
Feb 11 • 53 min
I expected to talk about “cramming it all in” when I greeted Aimee Woodall for our interview, but instead our conversation evolved into a heartfelt chat about self-care, honoring our time and living a full yet un-frazzled life. I was so refreshed by…
Getting Organized from the Inside Out with Ellen Cooley, personal organizer and founder of Southern Sequence
Feb 4 • 45 min
In this episode of “Look Ma’, No Hands”, personal organizer Ellen Cooley confirms what I’ve long suspected: our outside “mess” or lack thereof is a reflection of whatever we have going on inside of us (not sure what that says about my vehicle, which could…
“The Sex Talk, Part One” with Dr. Emily Jamea of Revive Therapy
Jan 27 • 48 min
Forget everything you think you know about sex and dive into this episode about sex postpartum, the science behind our sex drive and lack thereof, why “scheduling sex” might not be as weird as you think it is, and what all couples should consider when…
Quitting perfectionism and why trying to be good at everything is holding us back with Denise Hamilton, founder of Watch Her Work
Jan 20 • 45 min
What are the core traits that make someone successful? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not about being perfect at everything. It’s not about being all things to all people, all the time. “We’re built with a set of gifts,” explains Denise Hamilton. “You are not…
Mary Beth Arcidiacono on tragedy, the loss of a child, her life today and what faith means to her now
Jan 14 • 42 min
Mary Beth Arcidiacono, LMSW is a mother, social worker, consultant, researcher, and advocate. On August 8, 1998 she was involved in an accident with her four children on her family’s drive home from a vacation in Colorado. Her oldest son, Johnny, was…
Wine, Motherhood and Personal Growth with Keri Henry
Jan 9 • 29 min
Keri Henry started Wine & “Bites” with Keri after stumbling upon some pretty magical grape juice and a whole bunch of wisdom, which she’s sharing on this latest episode of “Look Ma’ No Hands.”
How having her own baby changed one OBGYNs perspective for life
Jan 7 • 38 min
Dr. Megan Pallister is a Houston-based OBGYN for the modern era; she does skype calls with her patients for their two-week postpartum appointment so they don’t have to trek all the way to her office (can I get a Hallelujah), her Instagram is a…
Holding space for mothers and the journeys we go on with Elizabeth Miller, mom + psychotherapist
Dec 17, 2019 • 34 min
Talking to Elizabeth Miller of Elizabeth Miller Therapy was like walking into a warm hug. She’s a psychotherapist and marriage and family counselor who works with women in all stages of motherhood and holds space for their stories, grief, love and hope.
Finding true mom support in online communities and why it’s harder than you thought it would be
Dec 10, 2019 • 33 min
Facebook groups assembled to “support” moms in all stages of motherhood might appear to be communities of support, but underneath the surface, they can be a hotbed for “mom shaming”, intense criticism and online bullying. Amanda Ducach decided to do…
“I’m a different person after each kid I have.” - Basya Benshushan. mother of 4, on the evolution of the mother
Dec 5, 2019 • 39 min
“Don’t look back: you’re not going that way.” - Wayne Dyer. Basya Benshushan helps me piece together something I haven’t understood until now: I’m not going back to who I was before, not even the person I was after I gave birth to my first daughter,…
The Highlight Reel, No-Shop November and The Bedroom after Babies (solo episode)
Nov 26, 2019 • 29 min
The best of “Look Ma’ No Hands” so far and the upcoming interviews I can’t wait to share with you. Plus: my friend who’s doing a “no-shop November” and why I’m inspired and the bedroom after babies - why nobody talks about it and every mama wants to talk…
Protecting your emotional bandwidth with Megan of Willow Crowns
Nov 19, 2019 • 48 min
Self-care is so much more than just getting a mani/pedi or doing an at-home facial. Self-care is about choices, prioritizing your needs and, as Megan of Willow Crowns puts it, making every decision with the goal of “preserving your emotional bandwidth.”…
Short on time but long on style with mama and image consultant Natalie Weakly
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
Forget doing your own hair when you wake up to a baby screaming, right? Messy buns, yoga pants - most of us are familiar with this version of the “mom” uniform. But what if we have more options than we think? According to image consultant and personal…
The politics of motherhood and just saying “thank you” with Julie Lauren of “Hashtag No Filter”
Nov 4, 2019 • 40 min
Can we still reach across the aisle in 2020? One of my best friends and host of the epic podcast “Hashtag No Filter” is turning the tables on me in this two-way interview where we go into why I started “Look Ma’, No Hands”, the truth behind my political…
Getting perspective after a life-altering moment as a parent
Oct 29, 2019 • 40 min
Chanda Scott’s daughter was a perfectly-developing 15-month old when suddenly, everything changed. Chanda came home to find her daughter has an escalating fever and was listless: she could no longer walk, talk or do any of the things that she was capable…
Birthing a Mother
Oct 21, 2019 • 68 min
I had a 30-hour labor with my firstborn that concluded in a c-section, several months of trauma and some physical agony to follow. I went for the big “VBAC” (Vaginal birth after c-section) with my second birth and now I have a lot to share about the…
The Period Guru
Oct 14, 2019 • 37 min
For the first-ever episode of Look Ma’, No Hands, I’m sitting down with functional nutritionist and self-proclaimed “Period Guru” Jenna Longoria to talk about hormonal imbalance, postpartum anxiety and depression, the side effects of hormonal birth…