27 episodes

A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Oh Crap I Love My Toddler... But Holy F*ck Jamie Glowacki

    • Kids & Family

A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

    Balance is a Verb

    Balance is a Verb

    Jamie’s addressing one of the most frequently asked questions listeners and followers have for her: how does she balance everything and keep her life in order, especially as a single mom? Her answer is simple and two-fold: 1. it’s HARD, and 2. it’s a fool’s game to try to do everything at once. The parental balancing act is an art of setting a schedule and picking your battles.
     
    In this episode, Jamie explains how our phones can dominate our already busy schedules if we’re not careful, debunks the myth of multitasking, and compares keeping our life in balance to, of all things, four pots on a stove.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    What’s “uh-huh” parenting and why we absolutely need to avoid it. Establishing consistent phone time for yourself and being honest with your children about when you’ll need to do some scrolling. How airplane mode has become Jamie’s best friend. Why Jamie isn’t a fan of multitasking—and in fact has some pretty harsh things to say about it. What Jamie’s past experience as a circus performer—yes, you heard that right—taught her about maintaining balance. Jamie’s “four-burner stove” theory for keeping all of the major elements of your life in check. In the end, remember that even the people who look like they have all their shit together still struggle with balancing it all.


    Quotes:
     
    “Stop with the half-assed parenting. It’s not fair to our kids!”
     
    “You can’t do everything well if you’re trying to do it all together.”
     
    “Balance is a verb. It is not a noun, it is not a destination.”
     
    “You HAVE to show up as a whole person to be a good parent.”



    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 27 min
    On Swearing

    On Swearing

    You’ve got to face the facts: try as hard as you might, your kid is going to swear at some point, and when they do drop a big fat expletive it will probably be in the worst time and place. It’s going to be embarrassing, but it’s also a valuable moment that will help your kid understand what is or isn’t acceptable among certain crowds, while allowing you both to acknowledge the emotion beneath the swearing.
     
    In this episode, Jamie discusses her approach to teaching Pascal about swearing and the impression it gives off and suggests how you can help your own children to understand the effect of bad—or rather, “strong”—words.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    How Jamie’s son Pascal and his preschool class were exposed to swearing en masse—and what it taught them about the power of words. There are some parents who don’t care about swearing  but of course, you need to set boundaries on where and when that happens.  Helping your little one understand that swearing can affect how others see them, and how Jamie has imparted this lesson to her son. Why swearing in inappropriate contexts can actually teach your kid a lot about hurt and shame. The reason Jamie refers to cursing as “strong words” rather than “bad words.”


    Quotes:
     
    “Swearing is just words we’ve given extraordinary power to.”
     
    “The more power you give the words the more it has and that’s just how it goes.”



    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 26 min
    Transitions Big and Little

    Transitions Big and Little

    Changes: it’s not just a David Bowie song, but something your kid is going to go through a lot of throughout their early years. And Jamie isn’t merely talking about bodily or behavioral changes but changes in routine, changes in circumstances, and changes in family. Something as simple as leaving the house in the morning can be enough to set your little one on edge, so we need to both help them understand these necessary—and occasionally unfortunate—shifts as well as make these transitions a little easier for them.
     
    In this episode, Jamie discusses the significant changes your parenting style will go through as your little one becomes a slightly bigger one, explains how you can help your kid stay on top of these transitions, and suggests ways you can help your child get through the tougher life milestones.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    Why Jamie’s new book has “toddler” in the title even though it deals more with the preschool age. How your style of parenting needs to shift in a fundamental way as your little one goes from two to three. Looking at some of the transitions your child will go through, including moving, divorce, milestones, and even being part of a military family. If your child frequently gets upset, take a step back and figure out if these fits and tantrums are happening during moments or periods of transition. How a simple whiteboard can help you and your kids navigate these transitions. When in doubt, slow things down a little. Why the teddy bear or toy your little one wants to bring on a car ride might be just what they need to keep them at ease during transitions. Jamie’s tips for easing children through big, potentially life-changing transitions like moving and divorce. If you’re a parent whose partner is in the military and goes on deployment, consider seeking out other military parents for a supportive community.


    Quotes:
     
    “Your entire relationship is about bonding in this physical sense and creating this safety within the child’s life.”
     
    “Hang in there and survive and keep the kids alive.”
     
    “The longer the distance, the more transitional objects the kid’s gonna need.”
     
    “Err on the side of talking about it rather than ignoring it.”



    Links:
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Pre-order my new book] - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 29 min
    Sleep TRUMPS Potty Training with Alanna McGuinn

    Sleep TRUMPS Potty Training with Alanna McGuinn

    Alanna McGuinn is a sleep consultant, founder of the Good Night Sleep Site and a stress management coach. As a mother of three, she understands firsthand how vital sleep is for both children and parents during those first few years of raising kids, so she now focuses on how you can maximize not only how long you and your toddlers sleep but the quality of that sleep as well. She’s also hosts the podcast This Girl Loves Sleep, where she recently interviewed Jamie.
     
    In this episode, Alanna discusses that tricky transition from cradle to bed, explains why you should invest in a proper alarm clock, and looks at medical conditions that can impact how well your little ones sleep. Jamie also announces the winner of her book pre-launch party giveaway!



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    Alanna reveals what prompted her to become a sleep specialist. Why it’s always worth trying to put your kid on an earlier bedtime, even if your schedule needs to change. Factors you should consider when debating if it’s too soon to move your little one from a crib to a bed. Techniques and technology you can use to get yourself in a better mood for deep, restful sleep. Why it can be beneficial to get up in the middle of the night and do an activity if you don’t feel tired enough. Is it possible to set when your little ones wake up as well as when they go to bed? The importance of establishing who’s in charge at bedtime (hint: it’s the parents). Navigating the turbulent waters of napping. How sleep apnea and adenoids can affect the quality of your child’s sleep.


    Quotes:
     
    “Work out all your sleep kinks first, then transition.”
     
    “If we’re waking up and seeing all this clutter it’s just gonna add more clutter to our minds.”
     
    “It’s really important to create a positive association between sleep and bed.”
     
    “We should be sleeping 85% of the time we’re in bed.”
     
    “You don’t negotiate with terrorists or toddlers.”



    Links:
     
    Good Night Sleep Site homepage - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/
     
    This Girl Loves Sleep podcast - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/podcast/
     
    Good Night Sleep Site Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
     
    Good Night Sleep Site Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Pre-order my new book] - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 45 min
    Gut Health Interview with Dr. Kendra Becker

    Gut Health Interview with Dr. Kendra Becker

    This episode marks two very special occasions for Oh, Crap! One is that Jamie is happy to bring you all her first interview conducted over Instagram livestream! The second is that her guest of honor is Dr. Kendra Becker. Kendra is an “integrated physician” operating out of Jamie’s own home state of Connecticut and specializes in holistic treatment of young patients and their parents. One of Jamie’s friends had recommended Kendra to her to help with perimenopause and the two quickly realized how well they gelled over how they choose to treat their patients and clients.
     
    In this episode, Kendra explains how her style of treatment differs from—and has an edge over—mainstream Western medicine, breaks down how important biodiversity in our digestive tract is, and reveals what our poop can say about our health.



    The Finer Details of This Episode:
     
    The genetic reason each and every one of us has a medical history even at the moment we’re born. The divisions in the medical community that led to naturopathy being shunted to the side. Why Kendra thinks naturopathy and holistic medicine have an edge over western and pharmaceutical techniques. Discussing the human microbiome and the important equilibrium that allows it to thrive. The first myth Karen wants to dispel for all of her patients. Kendra’s reason for why probiotics are so important, even with their potential risks, and how she prefers to store and administer them. Getting down to the big topic: what does your poop say about you? Kendra gives us a preview of one of her upcoming “Keeping Healing in the Home” e-course.


    Quotes:
     
    “One week’s worth of antibiotics can completely change your microbiome.”
     
    “What we need from our microbiome is the perfect balance for our unique individual.”
     
    “We want to make sure that we keep our microbiome in the perfect balance for our body.”



    Links:
     
    Kendra’s homepage - http://drkendrabecker.com/
     
    Family Wellness Center of Connecticut - https://www.fwcct.com/
     
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
      
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
     
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Pre-order my new book] - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 38 min
    This is How We Homeschool

    This is How We Homeschool

    Some of you may not know this, but Jamie homeschools!  (and no! Jamie doesn’t think everyone should homeschool and she’s not trying to convince you that you should!) Her son Pascal has been learning at home since he was still fairly young, and both he and Jamie have found to be this alternative mode of education not only better suited for him but engaging in a way that mainstream schooling isn’t always. She also knows that several inaccurate, outdated and even harmful perceptions of homeschooling have sprung up over the years and feels they really should be addressed before people pass judgment.
    In this episode, Jamie explains what led her to teach Pascal at home, relates some of the fascinating things he’s learned and how she’s aided his education, and addresses some commonly held criticisms and concerns about teaching your kids at home.


    The Finer Details of This Episode:
    Jamie explains why she thinks conventional teaching in a traditional school environment is still important. Why Jamie doesn’t think homeschooling is for everyone. The incidents that persuaded Jamie to remove Pascal from the conventional school system. Jamie breaks down the different types of homeschooling available and how she decided on her preferred method. How the widespread compulsory schooling we’re used to is actually very new in the grand scheme of history. The ways Jamie was able to foster Pascal’s interest in paleontology and anatomy. The “grunt work” Jamie aims to avoid when educating Pascal and introducing him to new concepts. How you can go about homeschooling on your own and some important personal and impersonal resources you can rely on. Why some of the laws governing homeschooling may be threatened as we speak.  
    Quotes:
     
    “We’re ALL homeschooling! It’s just some people are homeschooling part-time and some people are homeschooling full-time.”
    “Homeschooling really is a lifestyle choice.”
    “I don’t think of myself as a teacher; I think of myself as a facilitator.”
    “Do you want your child to learn or do you want them to complete the book?”
    “My choice in educating my child is a constitutional right.”
     
    Links:
    Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 
    Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
    Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Get my new book] - 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Mama Seawolf ,

Empowering and validating

Jamie, thank you so much for all of your information and your fun and honest personality. I came into your potty training book (was so helpful and really empowering and encouraging to me) and have found and listened to all podcasts. So funny, honest, empowering and validating to me as a mother. So much info that has really helped change my view of things and tricks and tips that have already helped in my relationship with myself and my kids. Rock on girl.

Coleman riley ,

Seriously need to listen if you’re a parent!!

Love love love this podcast. She keeps it SO REAL. All her advice is so practical and evidence based, but told on a personal level. Amazing. Thank you for this!!!

KristinLeigh2017 ,

A must listen!

Just discovered this podcast, and I'm obsessed! Great advice, real situations and a bit of humor! Perfect❤️

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