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Podcast Episode 74: How to Find the Humor in Being a Mom

Sometimes as a parent, you just have to laugh.

I mean, no one ever wants to believe that there will be a day where they are trying to figure out if that’s poop or chocolate on their shirt! But that’s a hard mom humor truth! 

 And it’s why all moms need to laugh! 

Licensed marriage and family therapist Katie Ziskind says, “Laughing with others has physical and emotional benefits. It releases endorphins and hormones like oxytocin that reduce stress and improve connection.” She goes on to add,  “Parents need to be able to laugh at themselves to let go and not take life too seriously. If a parent gets overwhelmed and anxious, their child will also take on this anxiety and [become] overwhelmed. If you can laugh at yourself as a parent, you and your child will be much better off!”

That is so true!

Today we welcome Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables, the co-hosts of What Fresh Hell podcast. They’re two moms with tons of experience in comedy. Amy wrote a bestselling parenting book, toured the country with a one-woman show called Mother Load, and was a series regular on several sitcoms. Margaret started out in standup, wrote for PBS Kids and MTV, and became a senior writer for Nickelodeon’s “Nick Mom.” Along the way, they also each became mothers of three children, now aged 8 to 18. Amy likes to use timers to get things done, time blocks, likes spinning and barre and yoga. Margaret can’t meal plan and gets overwhelmed cleaning. 

We chat about the importance of finding the humor in being a mom, how to deal with the drama queen kiddo, as well as what advice they have for moms struggling to get through the nitty gritty days in motherhood.

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Resources We Shared:

Sibling Adventure Log

What Fresh Hell Podcast

Toddler Purgatory Podcast

Download the Transcripts HERE

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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