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Welcome to your source for practical and experience-based discussions on babies, births, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Listen in each week as Katie DaMota, a postpartum doula and IBCLC-certified lactation consultant, and David Arrell, Men’s Coach and author of Welcome To Fatherhood, get together and bring real world experience and authentic voices to all things Baby. Get straight talk, down home perspectives, interesting experts, and honest opinions on real questions, concerns, challenges, and successes that come up frequently along the pregnancy to parenthood journey.

Baby Talk with Katie & David David Arrell & Katie DaMota

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to your source for practical and experience-based discussions on babies, births, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Listen in each week as Katie DaMota, a postpartum doula and IBCLC-certified lactation consultant, and David Arrell, Men’s Coach and author of Welcome To Fatherhood, get together and bring real world experience and authentic voices to all things Baby. Get straight talk, down home perspectives, interesting experts, and honest opinions on real questions, concerns, challenges, and successes that come up frequently along the pregnancy to parenthood journey.

    Better Partners Make Better Parents - Season 3 Wrap Up

    Better Partners Make Better Parents - Season 3 Wrap Up

    Katie & David wrap up Season 3 here by each sharing their Top 3 Tips for helping new parents better connect in the midst of new parenthood chaos. We both firmly believe that Better Partners Make Better Parents and really get into some (hopefully helpful!) specifics here in this episode. Katie unpacks:
    1) Sharing the Care right from the start
    2) Trying to be Curious vs assuming and arguing
    3) Leaning into Joy - where can we find the "yes"?
    David walks through:
    1) Building Bridges of connection through Shared Agreements
    2) Embrace the Suck so you can Own the Outcome as a way to get unstuck and move from "victim" to "Leader"
    3) There is no Bouncing Back, only Bouncing Forward
    Helpful links to some of David's previous Blogposts and Youtube Videos that further explore some of the ideas mentioned in this episode:
    Becoming a "Leader IN" your relationship - https://www.welcometofatherhood.com/blog/the-leader-of-vs-a-leader-in
    Shared Agreements - https://www.welcometofatherhood.com/blog/shared-agreements-amp-baby-basics
    Building Bridges - https://www.welcometofatherhood.com/blog/build-those-bridges
    Bouncing Forward - https://www.welcometofatherhood.com/blog/bouncing-forward
    New Dad Blues Busters Video - https://youtu.be/9oswUd2Z14A
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    Katie  continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
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    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
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    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
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    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
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    • 52 min
    When Parenting Styles Differ

    When Parenting Styles Differ

    What happens when parenting approaches differ? How do our own unconscious patterns influence our ability to show up grounded and focused when things get tricky? How much variance in parenting styles is "normal," and how can those differences be navigated as a team? Listen in this week as we explore these questions and more. Topics covered include:
    How our own unconsciuous energy and issues often come up under the pressures of parenting How unhelpful patterns and processes can pull us, and/or our partners, away from our plans The power of self-compassion as an entry to better connecting Asking for a "re-do" when we don't show up as our best self in conflict Dad Tip #27 - Fathers Don't Mother Big Idea #10 - Be Attentive, Be Calm, Be Competent (in that order!) Shared agreements and bouncing forward *****
    Katie continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
    *****
    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
    *****
    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/

    • 38 min
    Baby's Parental Preferences - The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

    Baby's Parental Preferences - The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

    This week we talk about Baby's parental preferences, why they are understandable and healthy, and share a few tips for helping better connect with your partner over this tricky topic. Items covered include:
    Familiarity and Safety needs drive Baby's behavior The Hierarchy of Attachment Balancing Baby's preferences and parental abilities Bostering your own abilities to share the load, and lots more Special tips for Dads struggling in this space And no, weaning is not the answer! Article Referenced:
    Hierarchy of Attachment- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0163638312001117
    ***** 
    Katie continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
    *****
    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
    *****
    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/

    • 37 min
    Breastfeeding and Weaning Support

    Breastfeeding and Weaning Support

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, Katie leads the way in our conversation about Breastfeeding and Weaning as a whole family commitment. How this commitment looks and what challenges are faced vary from the planning and beginning stages of Breastfeeding, to the ongoing efforts to sustain it, and to the inevitable concluding process of Weaning. All of these stages have emotional, relational, and practical components, so listen in this week as we discuss:
    Helpful tips for getting off to the best start to your Breastfeeding jounrey The importance of your Village for support and comfort Partner focused tips for connecting and supporting the journey every step of the way and so much more Reference links for this episode include:
    Katie's weekly support group: /www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting Previous Breastfeeding episode: https://www.babytalkpodcast.net/infant-feeding-pt-1-breastfeeding-basics/ Previous Partner focused perspective: https://www.babytalkpodcast.net/infant-feeding-pt-2-partners-pumping-and-planning-ahead/ ***** 
    Katie continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
    *****
    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
    *****
    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/

    • 37 min
    Biological Differences between New Mothers and New Fathers

    Biological Differences between New Mothers and New Fathers

    Join is this week as Katie & David explore and discuss some of the profound and powerful differences in the biology of new Mothers and Fathers. How do their respective brains change and adapt to parenthood in different ways? How does knowing about various neurotransmitter levels and activations help us see our partners in a more understanding and compassion light? How can we appreciate these differences as attributes rather than flaws? Topics covered include:
    How Mom Brains and Dad Brains are wired differently What this wiring looks like and how it shows up in attention and behavior What feedback loops are heightened, and how these circuits shape parenting Testosterone, Oxctocin, and other hormonal influences Specific tips for new Moms and Dads for better connecting to each other Bringing more space, grace, and understanding into how parenting styles differ Articles reference in this episode include:
    https://bloomlife.com/preg-u/dadbrain/ https://www.happiestbaby.com/blogs/parents/fatherhood-mens-bodies https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/parenting/baby/fatherhood-mens-bodies.html https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/neuroscience-of-fatherhood/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/thoughts-and-feelings/202304/being-more-involved-affects-new-fathers-biologically https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.745767/full *****
    Katie continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
    *****
    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
    *****
    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/

    • 40 min
    Making the Invisible Work Visible

    Making the Invisible Work Visible

    This week Katie & David tackle one of the touchiest topics out there in the new parenthood space, and one that is sure to resonate for those with children of any age - Invisible Work. What is this so-called "Invisible Work"? Why is it such a touchy topic? For Moms and Dads alike, what really "counts" here, and how can we help our partners understand and appreciate all that we do? And equally as important, what can we do to better understand and appreciate what they do that may be invisible to us? Areas covered include:
    How new parenthood brings on a lot of new "work," most of which needs to be done in the moment How that work can remain hard to quantify, but still add up to a lot How each partner has an unconscious list, or caretaker ticker, that they keep track of and manage Comparing lists to share the load Clarifying roles and responsibilities Turning unexpressed expectations into shared agreements Turning unexpressed hopes into concrete plans Letting go of perfection Communication, teamwork, collaboration, and so much more *****
    Katie continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting
    *****
    Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood!
    For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:
    https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com
    For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:
    https://www.welcometofatherhood.com
    *****
    Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead:
    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead
    License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K
    Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/

     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jennifer D S ,

Funny! Helpful! Poignant.

David and Katie have awesome rapport and their different perspectives shed a lot of light on topics that don’t get nearly enough airtime. Thanks for existing!

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