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Are you looking for someone to share their deepest, darkest secrets on keeping their marriage spicy? Are you like, “puhhlease DISH on how to be a cool parent .. because, yeah ... I dunno!” Well Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner have got all you hubbies and wifeys - and mommies and daddies - covered, because each week they find a guest who will SPILL all their dirty secrets! Because we all wanna keep our marriages hot and our parenting cool!

Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner

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Are you looking for someone to share their deepest, darkest secrets on keeping their marriage spicy? Are you like, “puhhlease DISH on how to be a cool parent .. because, yeah ... I dunno!” Well Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner have got all you hubbies and wifeys - and mommies and daddies - covered, because each week they find a guest who will SPILL all their dirty secrets! Because we all wanna keep our marriages hot and our parenting cool!

    Ep. 82 - How the Inspiring and Strong Sangela Martins Won A TOUGH Battle With Ovarian Cancer WHILE PREGNANT!

    Ep. 82 - How the Inspiring and Strong Sangela Martins Won A TOUGH Battle With Ovarian Cancer WHILE PREGNANT!

    We are SUPER blessed to have Sangela Martins, mama of 2, wife, and ovarian cancer survivor on HMCP today! Sangela’s story is unique because when she was pregnant with her second kiddo, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after doctors spotted a cyst on her ovary at her 14-week pregnancy scan. She and her daughter fought through it and now she has a beautiful baby and is cancer-free! We are SO happy for her! Sangela uses her platform to spread awareness about ovarian cancer and we hope that it helps any ladies right now that are fighting a similar battle!
     
    Before we bring Sangie on, Doug and Jamie talk about the option of name changes, their recent trip back to Jamie’s hometown (the family got to meet Hendrix!!), the struggles during Jamie’s childhood, and the passing away of Jamie’s step-dad. Jamie shares about how proud she is of her siblings breaking the cycle!
     
    Doug and Jamie also chat about the new season of MAFS and share who their favorite couple is! 
     
    Show Notes:
     
    23:29 - Sangela shares how she found out she had ovarian cancer and what it was like finding that out while pregnant.
    34:21 - Doug, Jamie and Sangie talk about how in a way her daughter inside had saved her life! Doug asks if there was ever a chance that the treatments could have hurt the baby.
    38:14 - Jamie asks how long did she have to have chemo while pregnant? 
    38:47 - Jamie asks if there were any sort of side effects she had while being pregnant?
    39:51 - Doug asks if Sangie was always planning to do an unmedicated birth?
    42:06 - Jamie asks what was the toughest part of the whole situation?
    43:44 - Jamie asks Sangie to share what she would say to someone going through a similar situation?
    50:22 - Next week on the podcast we DISH all about MAFS!
     
    Be kind to yourself this week. Love you ALL.
     
     
    Sangela’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sangiemamadoll/
     
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    • 53 min
    Ep. 81 YouTube Stars Harold & Rachel Earls Chat With Us About Mt. Everest, Relationships, & SO MUCH MORE!

    Ep. 81 YouTube Stars Harold & Rachel Earls Chat With Us About Mt. Everest, Relationships, & SO MUCH MORE!

    We are SUPER excited to share this podcast episode with you guys! We got the opportunity to talk with Harold and Rachel Earls from the Earls Family Vlogs on YouTube! Guys, they are SO incredibly inspiring! They are authors, youtubers, and parents to Wyatt and Leo. Rachel spends her time vlogging and running her successful business, Earl’s Family Foundation. Captain Harold is an active duty Army Officer currently serving as the commander of the guard of the tomb of the unknown soldier. Their YouTube channel has over ½ a million subscribers and its where they love God, love people, make a difference, and they are thankful! 
     
    They come on to the podcast to chat about Harold climbing Mt. Everest, married life, their new book coming out, and so much more! But before we bring them on, Doug and Jamie take turns answering some thought provoking questions!
     
     
    Show Notes:
    02:16 - Doug and Jamie answer “3000 questions.” Well not really 3000, but they answer some questions that you may not know! :) Question 1: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    05:23 - Question 2: What is your greatest fear?
    06:34 - Question 3: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    08:17 - Question 4: What’s your greatest extravagance?
    09:35 - Question 5: What’s your current state of mind?
    10:11 - Question 6: What’s the most under-rated virtue?
    12:26 - Question 7: On what occasion do you lie?
    14:51 - Question 8: What do you most dislike about your appearance?
    16:42 - Question 9: Which living person do you most despise?
    17:24 - Question 10: What is the quality you most like in a man?
    18:59 - Question 11: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    20:06 - Question 12: What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    20:42 - Question 13: When and where were you happiest?
    23:22 - Question 14: Which talent would you most like to have?
    32:02 - Welcome to the show, Harold and Rachel! Rachel shares about the Earl’s Family Foundation.
    33:51 - The Earl’s talk about their newly released book, A Higher Calling, which made the national bestselling list!
    33:46 - Jamie asks them to share about their journey together.
    36:02 - Doug asks what was the biggest challenge gearing up for Mt. Everest?
    38:56 - Doug asks about their mission to draw attention to veteran suicide and people facing PTSD.
    40:02 - Jamie asks what advice do they have for anyone who is anxious or fearful?
    42:58 - Jamie asks them to share what helps to maintain their strong relationship with each other?
    47:38 - Doug asks when they started to feel a sense of community with their YouTube channel?
    50:18 - Doug asks if Harold always wanted to go to West Point?
    52:30 - The Earls chat about their book release and the events surrounding it and why they waited to release the book.
    55:49 - Doug asks what’s next for the Earls Family?
     
    Have a great week, everyone! Chat again soon!
     
     
    Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelearls/
    Harold’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haroldearlsiv/
    Earl’s Family YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCniCPy-kRxYshisooylV--g
    Earl’s Family Website for their book: https://www.earls.org/
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 80 Real Talk with Rock Star Birthing Doula and Former Bachelor Contestant, Liz Sandoz!

    Ep. 80 Real Talk with Rock Star Birthing Doula and Former Bachelor Contestant, Liz Sandoz!

    We are SO lucky to have the amazingly beautiful Liz Sandoz with us on the podcast today! She’s a birth doula, she’s a podcaster of Miraculous Mamas, a wife, and a former Bachelor contestant. Liz’s podcast is all about empowering women through education and storytelling. She aims to bring light to the trying to conceive community and different pregnancy journeys in general and she also is pregnant herself and due in just a few weeks!
     
    Welcome, Liz! Before we bring Liz on, Doug and Jamie have some fun playing this or that and learning new things! 😜
     
     
    Show Notes:
     
     3:34 - Doug and Jamie talk about their interest in the Howard Stern Show.
    6:55 - Jamie shares that she is trying to add fun into her life because she has ranked for PPD.
    10:48 - Doug and Jamie play a game of this or that!
    22:52 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents, Liz!
    23:04 - Jamie asks: What happened to her 1st podcast, Babes and Babies?
    23:38 - Jamie asks: What was it like to be on the Bachelor?
    26:25 - Doug asks: Did the Bachelor experience make Liz think about her future husband more? Did it help with getting more in the mindset of stability?
    28:51 - Doug asks: What was her birth plan before the pandemic? Has it changed? And what is she doing now?
    32:24 - Jamie asks: Can you explain what the difference is between a midwife and a doula and why doulas are so important?
    39:37 - Doug asks: What is the spouse’s role during labor?
    42:07 - Jamie asks: How have you been in limiting anxiety during your pregnancy? What are some things you have done?
    44:31 - Jamie asks: What do you have planned for yourself in the last couple months before your baby comes?
    46:54 - Next week on the podcast, the Earl Family! They are YouTubers with a very inspirational story! Stay tuned!
     
    Please stay well, everyone! 😘
     
    Liz’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esandoz/
    Miraculous Mama’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miraculousmamas/
    Miraculous Mama’s Blog: www.miraculousmamas.com
     
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    • 49 min
    Ep. 79 Lifesaving Parenting Tips from Toddler Experts - Big Little Feelings! Part 2

    Ep. 79 Lifesaving Parenting Tips from Toddler Experts - Big Little Feelings! Part 2

    We’re so glad you guys LOVED Kristin and Deena from Big Little Feelings! We didn’t get to share all of the questions we discussed last week, so here are the other parts to the interview! We cannot stop talking about how helpful these ladies are and just how much they have saved our SANITY!
     
    Show Notes:
     
    02:30 - Jamie shares that there is a different dynamic in this MAFS season! Don’t miss it!
    03:14 - Jamie asks if it is good or bad to try to manipulate your kids into doing something? She uses the example of Doug whining to convince Henley to take a bite of food.
    07:44 - What can we do about all the whining from our toddlers?
    08:45 - Kristin and Deena share about the 10 minute miracle.
    09:29 - Doug and Jamie talk about how even adults need a 10 minute miracle! Or maybe even 15 minutes!
    10:17 - Jamie asks how do you know when your child is ready to potty train and what advice do you have for success?
    15:11 - Doug asks what are your thoughts on rewarding kids during potty training?
    17:28 - Doug asks if they know if the poop fairy comes to NJ? 😆
    17:52 - Jamie asks what is their number one piece of advice when it comes to discipline?
    18:10 - The #1 tip is never try to teach the lesson in an emotionally heightened moment!
    19:38 - Kristin and Deena share how to calmly talk to your child when they are frustrated.
    20:10 - Kristin and Deena share about their upcoming toddler course they have coming soon!
    21:05 - One final question, what is the best advice for sleep training your toddler?
    27:12 - Next week on the podcast is Liz Sandoz! She was on the Bachelor, and she is currently a doula! We are gonna ask her all sorts of questions - you don’t want to miss it!
     
    Like we say every week! Please think of others and wear a mask! 😘
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    • 31 min
    Ep. 78 Lifesaving Parenting Tips from Toddler Experts - Big Little Feelings! Part 1

    Ep. 78 Lifesaving Parenting Tips from Toddler Experts - Big Little Feelings! Part 1

    Doug and I aren’t always on the same page when it comes to parenting. We really try to make the rules together and stick to them so that we are a united front with these kids, but sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we literally have no idea what to do! 
     
    We are SUPER lucky this week to be able to have toddler EXPERTS, Kristin and Deena, on the podcast this week! Deena is a child therapist and a parent coach, and Kristin is a momma of two toddlers. Together they share the most PRACTICAL tips for handling toddlers on their Instagram page, Big Little Feelings! 
    Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents, Kristin and Deena! We’re so glad you are joining us!!!
     
    Show Notes:
    00:21 - Henley Grace is here on the podcast to chat with you!
    04:00 - Jamie shares an update from her 6 weeks postpartum appointment and shares the current information on her being HPV positive.
    07:58 - Doug and Jamie share that if you would like to talk about your story in an anonymous way, comment on Instagram!
    08:13 - Jamie shares that it is important that we share our stories because otherwise no one will feel comfortable enough to get treatment!
    10:24 - Jamie shares that she found out that she has a cyst on her vaginal wall that doesn’t hurt so she is leaving it there for now!
    16:53 - It’s time to welcome on Deena and Kristin to the show!
    17:00 - Jamie asks the toddler experts their advice on transitioning a toddler from a crib to a toddler bed.
    19:33 - Doug asks what signs do you look for or are there any tips for preparing your toddler’s mind for the switch?
    24:02 - Doug shares that no one could have prepared for teaching kids at home during quarantine. He asks what are recommendations as to how many activities parents should be doing at home with their toddlers? Are there too many activities?
    27:02 - Doug asks, what are some ways to respond to a child that will only say no? 
    30:50 - Jamie shares how thankful she is for their Instagram page which gives daily nuggets of wisdom.
    31:33 - Jamie asks what is the right parental reaction to when a child doesn’t respond to the this or that option?
    33:22 - Doug gets vulnerable and shares about a parenting struggle he recently had with Henley.
    35:57 - Next week on the podcast we answer WILD questions about us! It’s gonna be a fun one!
     
    Wear your masks, people! Let’s kick this pandemic!

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    • 37 min
    Ep. 77 Jamie & Doug Answer Your Questions on Sex, Family Plans, and Everything in Between! Part 2

    Ep. 77 Jamie & Doug Answer Your Questions on Sex, Family Plans, and Everything in Between! Part 2

    You guys had so many awesome questions and we didn’t get to nearly all of them last week so we are back again this week to answer more!! We’re wide open books over here!
     
     Show Notes:
     
    04:05 - Q1 - Will you be doing a homebirth for your future pregnancies?
    09:44 - Q2 - What’s going on with your sex life?  
    13:52 - Q3 - Jamie, what is your last name? Is it Otis or Hehner?
    16:21 - Q4 - Do you stay in touch with your MAFS fam? 
    16:50 - Q5 - Is Hendrix tongue tied?
    18:09 - Q6 - Jamie, why do you call Henley, Gracie? 
    20:13 - Q7 - Are you letting your family hold or touch the kids yet?
    22:44 - Q8 - Update on Jamie’s biopsy?
    23:10 - Q9 - How is Henley’s potty training going?
    25:26 - Q10 & Q11 - Jamie, when did you realize that the experts were correct and you were in love with Doug? 
    28:50 - Q12 - Why did you change Hendrix’s name from Hayes to Hendrix? 
    32:43 - Next week we have two ladies from the Instagram account, Big Little Feelings! They are literally Jamie’s toddler Bible!!! They will be sharing different parenting tips, especially navigating toddler life!
     
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    • 36 min

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MaleneNielsen ,

Greatings from Denmark

As you probably know MAFS is originally a Danish program - and I have loved every season. So when they did the first American version I was thrilled. And watching your awkward process of falling in love, made me fall in love with both of you. Thank you for being so open and sharing - it is just awesome to be able to still follow your journey❤️

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