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.
Should I send my kid back to school?   (34:56) November 22, 2020
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 […]
How to get your kids to sleep after the time change   (35:51) November 02, 2020
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 […]
How to help your family through pandemic whiplash   (38:21) October 25, 2020
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 […]
To all the single moms   (33:28) October 18, 2020
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 […]
How moms can build resilience during the pandemic   (34:07) October 11, 2020
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 […]
How to connect when you can’t physically connect   (17:58) September 27, 2020
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 […]
It’s okay if staying home has you depleted   (17:11) September 27, 2020
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 […]
Don’t leave moms out of the suicide risk conversation   (36:49) September 17, 2020
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 […]
How to give you kids more attention when you have less to give   (35:40) August 30, 2020
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 […]
Calming Anxiety in Kids with The Child Whisperer   (34:56) August 22, 2020
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 […]
The Cost of Covid on Moms   (36:59) August 16, 2020
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, […]
The hosts of Dadtastic weigh in on mom stuff   (36:12) August 02, 2020
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 […]
What will SLC Schools do this fall?   (35:56) July 29, 2020
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 […]
What to do if you think your toddler has a speech (or any other) delay   (37:16) July 29, 2020
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 […]
More mothers experiencing postpartum mood issues during pandemic   (36:49) July 13, 2020
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 […]
One Utah mom’s Covid-19 story   (33:22) July 04, 2020
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 […]
What to know about being pregnant during Covid   (32:48) June 19, 2020
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 […]
How to talk to your kids about race   (39:33) June 06, 2020
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 […]
What to do when you think you’re not giving your kids enough attention   (30:14) May 24, 2020
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 […]
How to navigate sending kids back to activities   (31:33) May 19, 2020
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 […]