45 episodes

Welcome to the Growing Our Family parenting podcast, where we discuss parenting topics starting from delivery. Parenting is hard, and I end up doing hours of research on everything that comes my way. Join me on a weekly chat where I will share my knowledge and personal experiences with all of you!

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Growing Our Family - Parenting Podcast Brittany Dougherty

    • Parenting

Welcome to the Growing Our Family parenting podcast, where we discuss parenting topics starting from delivery. Parenting is hard, and I end up doing hours of research on everything that comes my way. Join me on a weekly chat where I will share my knowledge and personal experiences with all of you!

FB: www.facebook.com/growingrfamily

Insta, Pinterest, Twitter: @growingrfamily

    44: Bedtime Routines with Katie Pitts

    44: Bedtime Routines with Katie Pitts

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 44: Bedtime Routines with Katie Pitts 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e44/        







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    Katie Pitts is the owner and founder of Sleep Wise Consulting. She was trained in psychology and child development and has helped almost 3,000 families through her company. Katie is here today to talk all about bedtime routines, why they are important, and what they should entail. 















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    Show Notes







    -Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into sleep consulting







    -When can you start implementing a bedtime routine?







    -What should your routine entail and in what order?







    -What time should you start bedtime and how to tell the signs when your child is ready for bed?







    -Does going to bed early or later change the wakeup time? 







    -Why is a consistent bedtime routine important?







    -For children that need a nursing session or bottle before bed in order to fall asleep, how do you break that association? 







    -Why do they need to fall asleep in bed?







    Katies Recommended Mommy Item: 







    SlumberPod: https://www.slumberpod.com/products/slumberpod







    Find it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2J7lpVb 

    • 26 min
    43: Weaning from Breastfeeding with Jacqueline Kincer

    43: Weaning from Breastfeeding with Jacqueline Kincer

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 43: Weaning from Breastfeeding with Jacqueline Kincer 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e43/       







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    Jacqueline is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and the host of the Breastfeeding Talk podcast. She is here today to talk all about how to successfully wean your child from breastfeeding. 















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    Show Notes







    -Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into lactation?







    -How do you know if it’s time to wean?







    -Tips for weaning a baby under a year old.







    -Tips for weaning your toddler. 







    -Is there a difference in daytime and night time weaning approaches?







    -Can you discuss the different weaning techniques?







    → Don’t offer, don’t refuse







    → Dropping one feeding at a time







    → Distraction or substitution







    → Change in routine or schedule







    → Postponement







    → Shortening nursing sessions







    → Night Weaning







    -How to make weaning more comfortable for mom? 







    -Cutting down nursing sessions – what sessions do you cut out first and how?







    -Eliminating the bedtime nursing session – how do you do this and still get your child to fall asleep?

    • 33 min
    42: Newborn Twins with Nina Garcia

    42: Newborn Twins with Nina Garcia

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 42: Newborn Twins with Nina Garcia 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e42/       







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    Nina is a mom to three boys, two of which are twins. She blogs over at Sleeping Should Be Easy and her goal is to provide overwhelmed moms with helpful and encouraging tips and advice to actually enjoy parenthood. She’s here to talk all about how to survive the newborn stage with twins!















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    Show Notes







    -Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family







    -Tips for surviving the newborn stage with twins (Nina’s Blog Post)







    * Synchronize your twins* Ask for help * Sleep early* Avoid feeding to sleep* Sleep/wake cycles* Meal prep* DIsposable dishes* Diaper bag prep* Bonding







    -How do you manage if you don’t have family or close friends nearby?







    -How is caring for newborn twins different from singletons?







    Nina’s Recommended Mommy item:







    My Brest Friend Supportive Nursing Pillow for TwinsFind it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QgrH8C 















    Nina Also recommends: Twin Z PIllow 







    Find it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aV9aXv 

    • 32 min
    41: Car Seat Safety with Kristen Gardiner – Updated

    41: Car Seat Safety with Kristen Gardiner – Updated

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 41: Car Seat Safety with Kristen Gardiner 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e41/     







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    Kristen Gardiner from Driving Mom Crazy is here today to talk all about Car Seat Safety from the newborn through toddler stages and beyond. 















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    Show Notes







    * Why should you avoid buying used car seats?* Crash, expiration date, etc.* Never wash your straps!* What are the steps you should take to make sure your child is properly secured?* Chest Clips* Shoulder strap height* Pinch the harness* Latch vs seat belts* Is one safer than another? * Why is it important to keep kids rear facing as long as possible?







    * What is the difference in installation between infant seats, rear facing convertibles, forward facing, and boosters?* How do you know when it’s time to transition to the next car seat/position? Age/weight/and laws* Infant seat* Convertible/all in one* Booster (high back vs base)* Where is the best/safest place to install your car seat? * Do you have tips for parents that have kids who hate their car seat?* I know there are a lot of untested aftermarket items being sold, do you have suggestions for Safe attachments and inserts* Safe ways to keep your kids warm in the car seat* Newborn insert vs swaddle blankets for securing body/head* How to know if the insert has been crash tested? * Infant seat safety tips* Letting infants sleep in their car seat not in the car or clicked into stroller* Putting in shopping carts – bad for the seat & possibility for tipping* What age ...

    • 50 min
    40: Au Pair Care with Emily Siegel

    40: Au Pair Care with Emily Siegel

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 40: Au Pair Care with Emily Siegel 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e40/      







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    Emily Siegel is here today to talk all about Au Pair childcare for her kiddos. The ups and downs to having a live-in Au Pair, and how it compares to some of the more traditional options like daycare or a Nanny. Emily loves being a mom and she loves her career. Founder of the Corporate Mom Life, Emily is on a mission to show women that it is possible to thrive both at work and at home. Because she knows that climbing the corporate ladder while being an all-star mom can be overwhelming at times, but with a little encouragement, it is possible to thrive!















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    Show Notes







    -Can you tell the listeners a little bit about yourself and your family?







    -What is an Au Pair?







    -What is the difference between a Nanny and an Au Pair?







    -What kind of responsibilities do they have in  your home?







    -What is the cost compared to something like a nanny or daycare?







    -What requirements and checks do they have to pass in order to be eligible for the program?







    ——-> https://www.aupaircare.com/host-families/program-details







    -What kind of childcare training do they have? (CPR/First Aid, Infant sign language, Toddler proofing, etc.)

    • 39 min
    39: Myers Briggs and Personality Based Parenting with Sandra Etherington

    39: Myers Briggs and Personality Based Parenting with Sandra Etherington

    Parenting Podcast – Episode 39: Family Personalities with Sandra Etherington. 







    For the full show notes, visit: https://growingourfamily.com/s02e39/     







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    Sandra is the owner of Family Personalities, a business that aims to help families using the Myers Briggs Personality Types. Sandra is MBTI and MMTIC certified and has extensive experience working with families and individuals to help them understand themselves and their children. 















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    Show Notes







    -A little bit about Sandra and how she got into this career field. 







    -What is Myers Briggs?







    -How does understanding Personality Type benefit you in your family life







    -Why do you think it’s important to understand how we’re “wired” and how our spouse, and children are “wired”?







    -What age can you start to recognize your child’s personality type?







    -Some practical examples of how to use Myers Briggs Personality Type to improve how we communicate with and discipline our children







    -Some practical examples of how to use Myers Briggs to improve how we communicate/our relationship with our spouse or parenting partner







    -Some common misconceptions about personality typing and Myers Briggs







    -Other applications of personality type besides family life







    Sandra’s Recommended Mommy Item: Kalencom Travel Potty







    Find it on Amazon here: https://amzn.

    • 32 min

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