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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. 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!
     
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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
    Ep. 76 Jamie & Doug Answer Your Questions on Sex, Family Plans, and Everything in Between! Part 1

    Ep. 76 Jamie & Doug Answer Your Questions on Sex, Family Plans, and Everything in Between! Part 1

    You guys have lots of questions for us and we are answering all the things! We are excited for you to get to know us more :) And Hendrix is podcasting with us this week!
     
    AND! You guys had so many awesome questions that we didn’t get to them all, so there will definitely be a part 2 in the very near future!
     
    Show Notes:
    03:20 - Jamie shares that Hendrix is officially 1 month old! He weighs 12 lbs and 6.5 oz! Big Boy!
    05:53 - Jamie talks about how Doug sleeps like a dead person! 
    07:29 - Q1 - How did you deal with anxiety in early pregnancy?
    10:24 - Q2 - Do you want more kids? If so, WHEN will you start trying? How old will Hendrix be when you start trying again?
    12:01 - Q3 - Is there an update on the Florida house/moving down there?
    13:21 - Q4 - How do you keep the romance alive and have things changed in that department going from 1 kid to 2?
    14:54 - Q5 - Any tips for having a homebirth? Things you’d do differently or advice you have?
    24:06 - Q6 - When will you start having sex again and what is is like having mismatched libidos? Any advice on having sex after having a kid?
    27:09 - Q7 - How has Henley been now that she is a big sissy? Is she reacting well to the change?
    30:22 - Q8 - Has a second baby strengthened your marriage?
    32:12 - Q9 - Have you been to South Africa? What are other places you want to travel to?
    34:08 - Q10 - How do you feel about MAFS now? Do you feel some people are just doing it for fame?
     
    More to come!
    Stay well, you guys!
     
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    • 40 min
    Ep. 75 How Teen Mom Yasmyn Switzer Became a BOSS BABE!

    Ep. 75 How Teen Mom Yasmyn Switzer Became a BOSS BABE!

    This week on the podcast we have 19 year old boss BABE and YouTube sensation, Yasmyn Switzer! She is a teen momma of 2 and SO inspiring! She comes on the show to talk to us about her story and how she has overcome SO MUCH in life!
     
    But first, Doug and Jamie give an update on how parenting two is going, and they surprise FaceTime Doug’s brother, Matt and his wife, Carrie, to talk about food allergies!
     
    Show Notes:
     
    01:18 - Henley is in a sleep regression - hopefully it will go away soon! :\
    02:35 - Jamie shares that Hendrix is such a good sleeper!
    03:29 - Doug recommends watching Couples Cam - there are 9 couples that were married at first sight and Couples Cam follows them around! 
    05:17 - Doug asks Jamie how she is feeling since struggling with the 4th trimester.
    06:01 - Doug tells Jamie that her right breast is his favorite!
    06:49 - Doug and Jamie share that they think it is possible that Hendrix has a tongue tie.
    10:22 - Doug shares that his mom said that when introducing eggs, you should separate the egg white and the egg yolk - we gotta get this figured out! 
    14:37 - Doug and Jamie surprise FaceTime his brother to ask him about separating the egg yolk and egg white! He shares that you also aren’t supposed to use butter when introducing foods either!
    22:59 - Welcome to the podcast, Yasmyn!
    23:22 - Yasmyn shares her background and how she ended up going through her pregnancy alone, aside from the support of her aunt.
    24:29 - Jamie asks Yasmyn if she is helping to take care of her two younger sisters. Jamie shares that they have similar backstories with helping take care of siblings.
    26:32 - Doug asks her how people took the news of being pregnant at such a young age.
    27:38 - Doug asks if she considered adoption at all.
    28:43 - Jamie asks Yasmyn to share about what happened with her first baby’s dad.
    30:44 - Jamie asks Yasmyn what is one of the toughest things she has had to overcome, like what are some of the challenges of being a teen mom?
    32:13 - Jamie commends Yasmyn for working so hard on her YouTube channel!
    32:25 - Doug asks at what point she realized she might be able to make a career out of YouTube.
    35:16 - Doug and Jamie ask Yasmyn if she has had any backlash over parenting choices.
    36:13 - Doug asks Yasmyn if her second pregnancy was planned or not.
    37:49 - Jamie asks Yasmyn what is her proudest accomplishment and what gives her the strong drive and work ethic?
    39:33 - Doug asks if Yasmyn’s relationship with her mother has changed at all? Jamie shares how proud she is of Yasmyn for giving so much grace towards her mother.
    42:16 - Yasmyn shares how she and Logan met.
    45:07 - Yasmyn shares that she had an all-natural birth for both pregnancies!
    45:45 - Jamie shares that she is Yasmyn’s biggest fan - she is SO proud of her!
    46:24 - Yasmyn shares her goals for her future.
    48:24 - Yasmyn shares how many kids she would like to have!
    51:32 - Next week we have toddler experts Kristin and Deena from Big Little Feelings on Instagram to chat all things toddler tips!
     
     
    Chat soon!
     
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    • 55 min
    Ep. 74 How to Stand Up to Racism with Founders of Privilege to Progress

    Ep. 74 How to Stand Up to Racism with Founders of Privilege to Progress

    We’re going to sound incredibly ignorant to some of you - but we strongly believe in being fully transparent and honest. We have been ignorant. We have had rose colored glasses on - or maybe just no glasses on because we weren’t SEEING what we were hearing. Racism. The black communty has been screaming it still exists. We never really knew what side to believe so we just moved on with life. 

    UNTIL WE WATCHED THE VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD. 

    We have a lot to learn about racism in our country, and we WANT to do better. We want to educate ourselves as much as we can for the sake of our family, friends, and community as well as for our kiddos. 

    On the podcast today, we are ​honored​ to have with us two AMAZING ladies, Melissa DePino and Michele Saahene. They met in 2018 in a Philadelphia Starbucks after having witnessed and stood up to racism. Together they started From Privilege to Progress, a national movement to desegregate the public conversation about race. They lead the way for anti-racism by learning, speaking, and amplifying the voice of people of color on social media. Welcome, Melissa and Michele! 

    Show Notes: 
     
    02:34 - Jamie says thank you to frans for all of their support through this 4th trimester!

    06:53 - Jamie shares that she has been trying to spend time educating herself in order that they can teach their kids how to speak out against racism.

    08:10 - Jamie shares that she was searching online for how to speak out against racism and she came upon a Forbes article and liked the article so much she wanted to have the ladies on the podcast!

    10:27 - Michele shares how she and Melissa first met at Starbucks and how they joined together against racism after witnessing racial discrimination against two black guys who would not buy coffee.

    16:46 - Michele talks about confronting the Starbucks barista.

    22:48 - Melissa shares that it is important to talk about the moment that you find out you are white - for Jamie and Doug it was when they saw the video of George Floyd; at that point now that their lens gets cleansed, now is the time to relearn everything you knew and try to understand others.

    24:14 - We have to look within ourselves and make changes but also work towards systemic change. The ladies share that policing was based on white supremacy. They were originally slave patrol. That is still going on today! 

    25:24 - In order to understand, we have to LISTEN.

    27:58 - Michele and Melissa talk about what we can do to stand up against racism. Even just interrupting conversations and ask people to reflect on what they are saying. 

    30:27 - Michele shares that she didn’t learn anything about her people growing up - education is the #1 thing to do to understand about the black communities!

    32:58 - Jamie encourages listeners to start trying to make a stand! You can be a part of the change by checking yourself when you are with others. 

    34:20 - Jamie shares that she doesn’t believe all white people are bad, all cops are bad, all black people are bad, she just believes there can be a bad apple in the bunch and it takes the rest to help filter that bad apple out!

    37:03 - Next week on the podcast, YouTube star and teen momma, Yasmyn Switzer! 
     
    Be the change! Educate yourselves so you can be GOOD apples! We love you guys! 
     
    From Privilege to Progress Instagram: @privtoprog Website: ​www.fromprivilegetoprogress.org Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2019/07/03/how-to-speak-up-when-you-witness-discriminatio n/#29dca4057c53 13th on Netflix - ​https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5895028/ Scene on Radio - Seen White - ​https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ 
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 73 Very Emotional Fourth Trimester During a Pandemic

    Ep. 73 Very Emotional Fourth Trimester During a Pandemic

    Fair warning - this is a really raw and vulnerable episode! The 4th trimester has been ROUGH to say the least. But we WILL make it through - together! 
    Show Notes:
     
    01:07 - Jamie shares that it really is hard having a baby during the pandemic!
    03:41 - Jamie shares that parenting a second child is still difficult and it feels like a whole new world!
    04:55 - Doug and Jamie talk about how they are trying really hard to make sure that their kids don’t feel like they have to compete for their love and attention.
    05:55 - Jamie shares her struggles with feeling like she is letting Henley down by not being able to help her at times. She shares that she thinks she is dealing with postpartum blues.
    10:00 - Jamie shares that she and Doug are struggling with parenting two kids and they are wanting to try to do couple’s counseling.
    13:38 - Jamie shares that she doesn’t like who she is right now and how she is struggling through the 4th trimester.
    15:15 - Jamie shares that she is working hard at getting better. She also shares that one positive of this time is that she doesn’t care about her body image postpartum. 
    18:00 - Doug shares that the pandemic takes a toll and assures Jamie that his family does understand that they cannot hold the babies even though Jamie is struggling with it.
    19:45 - Doug and Jamie talk about how they watched a documentary and are beginning the vegan lifestyle to get healthier - they are loving spinach right now!
    21:40 - Doug shares that he and Jamie will conquer the postpartum blues together!
    22:19 - Jamie shares that she doesn’t want anyone to think she is perfect and great all of the time because that’s not the real world! She doesn’t want to make anyone feel bad about themselves!
    23:40 - Next week we will be doing a Q&A to answer any and all questions you have!
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    • 24 min

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