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.
Utah’s First Lady shares her postpartum mood disorder story   (33:19) February 27, 2021
Utah’s First Lady, Abby Cox has been open about experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of her third child. She joins host Lindsay Aerts to share how she realized she had it, how she healed, and her message for Utah moms today. Her husband, Governor Spencer Cox recently declared February Maternal Mental Health Awareness month. […]
How to pursue education as a single mom   (35:05) February 21, 2021
Being a single mom and trying to provide for your family can bring a host of challenges. Getting an education can set you on a path to a higher paying job, but there are so many barries for single to be able to actually finish their degrees. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Lisa Sledge, a […]
The State of Utah Women in Politics   (38:07) February 14, 2021
How much female representation does Utah have in it’s elected positions? The answer is not a lot, however there has been some movement in the last four years. The Utah Women and Leadership project at Utah State University looked at the state of women in politics in Utah and Dr. Susan Madsen joins us to […]
Rediscovering yourself while mothering   (32:55) February 06, 2021
It can be hard to find time for anything in motherhood let alone finding time to rediscover some of the passions you once had. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how she coaches women all over Utah to rediscover themselves. They also discuss what it means to idealize […]
Should Utah get rid of taxes of feminine hygiene products?   (41:10) January 30, 2021
Utahan’s pay sales tax on feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons, but a lawmaker on Utah’s capitol hill is proposing getting rid of it. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with the bill’s sponsor, Representative Robert Spendlove about the likelihood of this getting passed. She’s also joined by supporters of the bill Representatives Karianne Lisonbee and […]
Both sides of the Salt Lake Schools in-person schooling debate   (35:34) January 24, 2021
There has been a lot of drama over the older kids in the Salt Lake City School District return to in-person learning. The school board recently voted to send them back to in person learning two days a week. The issues have involved disagreements between parents, teachers, the school board and Utah’s state legislature. Host […]
Combatting the “new year, lose weight” messaging   (38:03) January 10, 2021
This time of year women in particular are bombarded with messages about losing weight for the new year. While there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to be healthier, Host Lindsay Aerts dives into why this messaging can be damaging for women and girls. Her guest, Dr. Lexie Kite, Co-founder of the non-profit Beauty Redefined […]
Achieving goals at any stage of motherhood with Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace   (34:43) December 20, 2020
Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace knows a thing or two about achieving goals. She’s a two time Olympian, winning a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the Skeleton. She did that with two kids under six. Now she has four kids and continues to speak and inspire people to achieve their goals. She and […]
What to do about the “Pink-Recession”   (39:23) December 08, 2020
It’s been dubbed the “Pink Recession” or the “She-session.” Recent reports show women are leaving the workforce in huge numbers. Much of this is caused by the pandemic which in most cases is forcing women to choose their careers and taking care of their families. Host Lindsay Aerts dives into why this is happening with […]
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, […]