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 mensuration products be in every Utah public school?   (35:03) October 17, 2021
In this week’s episode of the State of Women in Utah, we discuss a push to put period products, like pads and tampons, in every Utah public school. Emily Bell McCormick, with The Policy Project and Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership project join host Lindsay Aerts to talk about Emily’s efforts […]
Swig founder reveals 2nd breast cancer scare, launches SAVE THE CUPS campaign   (20:48) October 08, 2021
Swig is a locally founded soda shop that is quite popular in Utah. Its founder, Nicole Tanner was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago and had her medical bills paid. Now, she wants to do the same for other women going through it.  Nicole advocates for early detection, something she attributes to saving her […]
How moms can change gender messaging for daughters   (36:12) September 19, 2021
In this monthly State of Women in Utah series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project about issues that impact Utah’s women. This week they discuss how mothers play a vital role in gender messaging for their daughters. They […]
What it’s like to have an illness triggered by pregnancy   (38:53) September 10, 2021
Pregnancy can be very hard on your body but Kelli Pierce was diagnosed with a rare illness triggered by her pregnancy. Kelli is the producer for Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson, and former reporter for KSL. She now has an 8 month old baby boy. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Kelli about she felt faint […]
Why Disney Princess Culture can actually create more progressive views in young kids   (31:07) August 13, 2021
Have you ever worried that having your kids watch the early Disney princess movies like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White and others might have a negative impact on young girls? Well so did this week’s guest, Dr. Sarah Coyne, Child Development Professor at BYU. So she decided to research it.  […]
Why moms felt guiltiy both at home AND at work during the pandemic: State of Women in Utah   (35:41) July 20, 2021
According to new research from the Utah Women and Leadership Project working mothers felt guilt as both a parent and employee during the Covid-19 pandemic. Having had so many additional responsibilities and expectations piled on working parents’ shoulders, it is no surprise mothers felt like they were falling short and even failing on both fronts—home […]
Why you should view motherhood as a relationship   (33:26) July 09, 2021
Motherhood is a relationship. That means, that motherhood isn’t the tasks of changing diapers, feeding kids, or managing emotions. Motherhood exists in the relationship between you and your kid(s). That’s the concept taught by guest Hannah Olsen, who runs the Instagram account Freckledhan. Host Lindsay Aerts and she discuss why viewing motherhood this way helps […]
TEEN TALK: Pandemic Challenges   (39:29) July 07, 2021
Welcome to the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, teen hosts Jocelyn Osmond and Andy Beeson about navigating the challenges of the Covid pandemic. Also joining the teens, Ronda Bromley, Executive Director […]
Does motherhood have a PR problem?   (37:26) June 25, 2021
Do you think motherhood gets a bad wrap because of how much people talk about it’s challenges? Recently, the author of a Deseret News op Ed titled Modern motherhood has a major PR problem argued that negativity on social media and in social circles is making fewer women want to become mothers, or is making […]
How you can help postpartum moms   (33:51) June 22, 2021
New motherhood is hard. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, adding a child to your family brings enormous change. This week host Lindsay Aerts talks with Postpartum Support International’s maternal mental health policy co-chair Heather Dopp about both the systemic and local changes that can help postpartum moms. They also discuss several ways […]
Utah’s First Lady Abby Cox on Surrogacy and Fostering   (41:48) June 22, 2021
Utah’s First Lady Abby Cox joins Host Lindsay Aerts to talk about her journey being a gestational carrier for her sister-in-law. They discuss how the decision came to be, how the pregnancy wasn’t easy, and the range of emotions she felt as she carried this baby for Governor Spencer Cox’s sister. They also discuss the […]
TEEN TALK: Facing Peer Pressure   (37:37) June 22, 2021
Welcome to the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, host Lindsay Aerts talks with teen hosts Jocelyn Osmond and Laney Emmerson about navigating peer pressure in today’s social media and technology-driven world. […]
TEEN TALK: Social Media and Technology   (33:38) June 10, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of the Teen Talk show. This show will eventually have its own podcast but for now, you can catch all the episodes here in The Mom Show feed. In this episode, host Lindsay Aerts talks with teen host Jocelyn Osmond and Grant Wescott about navigating today’s social media and technology-driven […]
Why finding childcare should be everyone’s problem to solve   (33:47) May 23, 2021
The debate over how we provide childcare for families in Utah has spun up this week. During this State of Women in Utah series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Susan Madsen, Founder of the Utah Women and Leadership Project about her recent presentation to legislators in Utah, where she discussed how finding a solution […]
Your kids don’t have to wear masks the last week of school   (18:41) May 16, 2021
This week Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced K-12 schools in Utah won’t have a mask mandate for their last week’s of the school year. He left it up to local school districts to decide whether they’ll require them. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with a mom in the Salt Lake School District, Emily Bell McCormick about […]
Women in Power: CEO at Utah Accounting Firm   (16:23) May 16, 2021
In the Mom Show’s women in power series, host Lindsay Aerts talks with Jonyce Bullock, CEO at Squire and Company, a Utah based accounting firm. They discuss how Jonyce worked her way into the profession, how mentors helped her see what she could become, how she recognized when bias was happening and how she consiously […]
Why it’s okay to not love Mother’s Day   (36:57) May 08, 2021
Mother’s Day is a wonderful holiday, but it can also be hard for many mothers. Sometimes it can remind moms of loss, the loss of a child, the loss of their own mother, the loss of their freedoms as an overwhelmed mother. Other times it’s just a day where they’d like a break from the […]
Needing some mom support? Here’s a free virtual summit   (15:20) May 01, 2021
The I AM MOM Summit is coming up May 5-6. It’s a completely free, virtual conference for moms meant to uplift and inspire. There will be a plethora of speakers talking about range of parenting, motherhood, and life skill topics. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the summit’s founder, Jamie Taylor. They discuss how this year’s […]
Why preventing child abuse starts with supporting moms   (16:56) May 01, 2021
Child abuse in Utah continues to be a problem. Utah’s agency that helps prevent it says the pandemic has brought on some unique challenges for families. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the Child Abuse and Neglect Program Administrator of the Department of Child and Family Services, Tricia Reynolds about how one of their main prevention […]
STATE OF WOMEN IN UTAH: Covid’s impact   (38:17) April 24, 2021
In this reoccurring monthly series on the state of women in Utah, host Lindsay Aerts is joined by Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of the Policy Project to talk about new research showing how the Covid-19 pandmeic has impacted women in the state. Dr. Madsen’s research […]