While The Mom Show is no longer in production, we still love to hear your thoughts about parenting! Share your ideas and ask for advice from other parents here!
Hi Ive watched the show for about 4 years since my now 4 year old was born. I do wish, however that we stopped glamourizing motherhood and i'd like to slap whoever came up with the yummy mommy concept. There is nothing yummy about this mommy...and I'd just like to pee in privacy. For more about my motherhood opinions, check out my blog at http://onehonestmom.blogspot.comThanks.
just a quick email while my 3 month old snoozes away and i have 25 minutes before I have to run to pick up my 2 girls from school. Lately, I'm big on telling people when they are doing a good job or I'm impressed with them (probably because I want someone to do they same with me ;) ) and just wanted to say I really love the show and end up watching bits and pieces of it all day...noticed that more than once you joked about the small size of your audience so I'm sending you this email to say that everyone I know LOVES the show (okay so I don't know a million people but still...) and that I detest most television but I always find your shows refreshing, smart, engaging and entertaining... I'll even watch the same episode more than once. Laurie and Catherine have the perfect chemistry and are worthy of the girl crushes I'm sure alot of moms have on them... speaking of crushes... is it just me or do alot of mom's have crushes on pediatricians (Dr. Dave included :) ). okay now I'm just being silly... must be the 3 months of no sleep. gotta split now. keep up the great work and thanks for keeping my days filled with things more interesting than spit up and dirty diapers.
This show is but one point on the continuum of crapulous media flung at females in order to keep them oppressed under the patriarchy.
someone has got to tell me where that shoe carrousel that appeared on today's show is sold
im dying to find the rings that kathrine wears. I want to be able to purchase the chunkey rings she wears. Thanks
I have been watching this show for at least a year now and still enjoy sitting down and getting really great information, tips and ideas to help with everyday life. All of my "mother" friends watch the show and say the same!!Keep up the great work can't wait for more great episodes!
I often enjoy catching The Mom Show when I get a chance, it seems somewhat realistic in it's approach to motherhood. I am a thirtysomething, single parent and although I have seen episodes pertaining to single parenthood I have yet to see one that I can really relate to. I have 18 month old twins (spontaneously conceived) and have been going it solo since very early on in my pregnancy, in addition to the challenges I have as a single mom of rambunctious toddlers, one of my sons is developmentally delayed and most likely has PDD-NOS. I suppose I am wondering if there are others out there dealing with similar obstacles and if this show might be a catalyst for finding others in my situation. I think it would be so interesting to hear from other parents grappling with a similar situation and it might ease the burden to know that I am not alone.Just thought I'd query to see if an episode in the future along these lines might be possible, I'd also love to hear what your experts have to contribute to this type of dialogue!
I have a controversial topic that I think should be discussed on the Mom Show. In today's job market, how protected are moms when they go back to work? I had a friend who was replaced by the person who covered her maternity leave because she was able to work at a lesser salary. As for myself, I was offered a new contract with a substantial decrease in pay, company perks and almost a demotion as I would now be reporting to a more junior employee. I met with a lawyer, reviewed my rights and refused to sign the contract and asked to renegoiate some of the terms. In the end I was fired. I was told by the boss that this was in no way performance based, that they were looking forward to me coming back, it was just we couldn't reach an agreement on terms. I have since found out that because I went back to work as the negotiations were being settled, (the boss was on vacation at this time) I am not eligible for unemployment insurance. This was very disappointing because I wanted to work, I couldn't afford to accept the new contract and now I must rush to find a new job before my limited termination pay runs out. I would love to see an episode discussed with an employment lawyer and someone from the government to find out if these such job actions are happening more frequently and what Mom's returning to work can do to protect themselves. I have been finding out in my enquiries that there are ways that companies can get away with this particularily in these tough economic times, I also hear that what they did was illeagal. Are the avenues provided by the government enough? If you air this topic, I would love to know when it comes on.
All these episodes of The Mom Show are reruns! Does anyone know if they are still filming new shows?
Good morning:I can't tell you how much I love The Mom Show!I have noticed lately that there have not been any new episodes airing (that I can find). I was wondering if you could tell me when we can expect to see more?
I would love for you guys to do a biggest loser (mommy) contest. I have alot of little details that would go along with that idea...
While on maternity leave I watched the show every day, now I PVR it and catch up in the evenings. I love the mommy minute, Dr Dave, makeovers and insights into challenges that face me at any given time ie fussy eaters, and toddler behaviour.If I could change one thing it would be to limit the # of moms on the show. Sometimes there are too many and the discussions can't get into the depth that would be useful because everyone has to provide their input.All in all a wonderful show, I enjoy the dynamic between Laurie and Catherine and hope they continue for many years to come...
Catherine always talks about her favourite self tanner but never names it - which one does she use??
I was just wondeing if the mom show has ever had a show with parents of children who have special needs? Also has there ever been one with foster parents?? Maybe a couple of ideas for future shows?
I just caught part of your show. One thing that irks me is the use of the word manipulation in relation to infants and toddlers.The word manipulation has a negative connotation. It implies that baby sat around planning how to keep mom/dad busy so that they could stay up past their bed time tonight, which isn't reality if we're talking about a small child. It is stalling or procrastinating though. It's no different than putting off housework to watch a movie or take the kids to the park. Did you manipulate the kids to go to the park so you didn't have to do housework? No! You asked them to do something you knew they wouldn't refuse. Was it ill will on your part? No! If there was ill will, tricking or planning, that's manipulation. Procrastination and manipulation are different. Manipulation has ill will associated with it. Procrastination does not. Kids who don't want to go to bed are not manipulating they are procrastinating. There is no ill will, tricking or planning going on in their little heads.Please stop using the word manipulate when talking about small children!! It's procrastination or stalling NOT manipulation!
Just watched my first episode tonight. What a great show, full of information. I will be watching again.:)
I have been watching this show for the last 4 months whenever I get a chance. I am wondering if you guys can say something about the home business ideas for stay at home mothers. I have a 3 year old and I was working full time till I lost the job last November due to recession. I want to make some money while I take care of my son at home.Any advise would help.Thanks.
I've been watching your show every chance I get for over 3 years. Very good show and great hostesses! You're both hilarious with your stories and mommy minutes. I was wondering where Catherine gets her rings. They are so nice. I loved seeing the mommy minute where her daughter is caught trying them on. Keep up the great work!
Hello,I am a mother of a fun, loving, happy 2.5 year old girl and am currently just over 5 months pregnant. I experienced prenatal depression with this current pregnancy, and on the time I took off from work (2 months), I discovered your show. Now that I have returned to work part-time (I was full-time), I record your shows and watch them when the opportunity arises. I find I can relate to your show's content and think that the hosts have a great panel and good chemistry. I am not a huge fan of television, as I find it hard to stick to any one show - but I think your show is great. I find it both informative, interesting, and humorous. Keep up the great work and I look forward to future episodes.
I would like to bring your attention to a topic that I hope to see tackled by your show.My big hurdle with my child is her eczema. I have researched, experimented; been to several doctors, 2 naturopaths, a TCM doctor, a pediatric allergy specialist and the list goes on. We have gone down many roads to try and eliminate it, but it still persists. When she was very little (it started when she was 3 weeks old), it was the worst. She was covered from head to toe, her skin would crack and bleed, she would have scabs that sometimes oozed, and even get infected. Needless to say, it was a challenge both medically and esthetically. I have been told by many parents' whose children suffered when they were younger, "no matter what you do, nothing works, and then one day it will just disappear." How I hope that is the case, but I suspect that is not ALWAYS the situation!I know it is a widespread problem, and unless you have had a child with this problem, you cannot truly understand what an epic it can be. The worst part is feeling so lost and helpless to assist your child through the illness. I hope you will consider this request. It would be nice for mothers who have children suffering from eczema to help them to feel they are not alone, and possibly offer them some solutions. However, it would also be nice for those who don't have this problem, so that they might have more of an understanding that we aren't torturing our children, or neglecting them! Perhaps it would bring more awareness to the public and therefore compassion and maybe even some solutions not thought of yet!. Thank you.
How can I get in touch with Nanny Robina. She is a good friend of mine, but I have lost all her info.She does have my number. Will you please pass on my name for her to call me. I have no other avenue to contact her. Thanks for your help.P.S I love the show. Keep up the good work. You all give great advice.Susan Torkos, Maple Ontario
Hello,I would like to command you guys for your show, I think its great and I have learned quite a few things. I am a mother of two kids, one is 7 months (girl0 and the other 2 1/2 years old (boy).I was wondering what is your opinion on baby modeling? do you recommend it or not? but if its ok, do you know of any good contacts that can be trusted?thanks for all your help to us moms!
Hello,I love the mom show and have been watching it while on my maternity leave. I love the hostesses. I have a 3 and a half year old daughter and 10 month old boy. Generally she is loving but sometimes she gets jelous when my son gets attention. She also grabs toys from him and can be rough at times. What can I do to stop this?Thank you for a great show! I appreciate all the tips.
I love the Mom show and i have been watching since i have been on my maternity leave..i began watching when i was first on maternity with now my 2 year old daughter..since then i have had twins so when i get the chance with them and my 2 year old..i watch..I appreciate all the tips and advice. Keep up the great work!
I enjoy watching the Mom Show everyday, I am currently a stay at home mom looking for work, I would like to see on your show a segment on how couples and families cope with financial struggles... My husband and I lately argue more than ever and it always seems to be about money.. I am having a hard time finding work and it has been hard to keep up with the finances and two kids with only one income... What kind of advice would you give to be able to keep the relationship healthy and be able to get through these hard times.
Hi, I have been waching thIs show from past 2years since my 2 year son born. This is verygret show with lots of new information specialy for new moms like me. l lern lot fo thigs from this show. Few week befor i saw an episod about one coupel havig troble with their son to get potty trained.same that time i also tried to potty trin my sone his name is Daksh. that time he was 18 months old and touchwood i made him do his bussness in trainig sit and after two months he was perfect but now he is 24 months old and starting to confusing him self.some time he doesn't say anything if he has to go to washroom.now i am confus what to do?can you please HELPME?
What comforting show specially when I am new to the whole motherhood experince.I have enjoyed watching the show so far. I have question regarding babie's weight is there any standards for that regarding of their ages.WHy people( stangers) dare to comment about some one else's baby weight.big or small?!?!
I generally like the show, however I can find the show difficult to relate to sometimes. I am a mother of three under the age of 4 and live in a completely rural setting, quite far from my nearest city. Having worked as a nanny for years in a city prior to starting my own family, I find there is a definate slant to that city way of life as a parent ... leaving us rural parents not well represented.
Hi I'm going to be first time mom (due any day now) but I have been watching your show religiously. All your comments, discussion, suggestions and your real live inputs make me feel I can do this. I always wanted to be a mom, but when it started to happen I was in doubts. But not anymore!Thank you!Keep up the good jobs, and excellent topics:)Calgary
Can't get the email to work - the email@example.comTried several times - do you have a new email address for the show?
Is there a new e-mail address, as the old one doesn't work? I would like to suggest a show topic but can't find an e-mail address that works to contact them.
I've watched the show a couple times now, I accidently came across it as the Boyfriend leaves the TV on the News Channel when he leaves for work and I come home from work and the show comes on not long after.I especially enjoyed your episode today (May 6th/09) in regards to the seperated parents, as I am from a seperated family and My Boyfriend has a 16mo old, and I am "THE OTHER PERSON"Which would have been interesting to have heard a little bit of advice from that angle....I dont want to take over the Mommy roll... but what happens if I really am a better Mommy figure to her then her Mommy?Where are the boundaries?She isnt being taught to call me mom or mommy, But she reacts to me better then her mom.She does things with me that she should be doing with her mother but she refuses to do them for her mother.I want to step in... and I am helping raise this child... but I always fear that I will step over boundaries...Not sure what to do?!?!?!?!Thank You,Ambertigger_shef@hotmail.com
Love the show, not sure what Laurie is drinking out of her mug but it seems like she is the only one that is constantly drinking. Is it coffee or water?
I love the show, I have been watching it since I was pregnant with my son who is now 3 months old. I have gotten SOOO much advice from the show and I also like how the hosts have kids. Its always nice to have advice from someone who has been there!
hi Ladys my name is Ally Pronger. I have diffacult life. I was forced to give up my son my social service , even though I don't drink or do drugs . So I am single mom with out a kid. I find its hard with out him cause of the lones I have. The Adopted mom seem way to busy and my Family doens't believe in me that I can raise a kid. Even though I have done everything for school and 2 year of college. What I do, I want to have kids in life. If you want you can email me at Allydalen@hotmail.com I would love to here your in put. I am not working casue there is no one hiring so ya. But I loveyour guys show
Love the show. I'm a new mom with a 3 month old. Laurie, can you please tell me where you got your fabulous white watch.Cheers,Thanks !
I am a big fan! I have been watching even before I had my daughter! Thanks for all the great tips and tricks. I often find myself taking notes so I can make refference to them when my baby is older! Its great to have a show for us canadian moms!
I just watched the mom show yesterday for the first time. I loved the necklaes the moms were wearing in the opening segment of the show. Who makes them?
Hello, I watched show about top toys by Today's Parent and just wondering what is the name of the magnetic beads (craft set) and where could I purchase it?
Hi what is the e mail to the Mom show. I have tried this email and can't get the email to work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I started watching your show prior to the birth of my twins. Now, I watch your show while I am feeding my babies. I love it!!!! Thank you for all the advice and views from different moms. Thanks
I love your show! Excellent advices and information. I would love if you could have a show for premature babies. I had my son at 29 weeks and it was a rollercoaster at the beginning. But now I am really enjoying my time with him.Thanks
hi i can't find the words to discribe how i feel when i watch your show. i never use all my sences for watching family brograms as i do when watching yours. and never miss a single apisode. i have nathanial allmost 7 months and i would like to send you a photo of him soon wishing to see it in the show. thanks.
I TINA LOVE LOVE YOUR SHOW. YOU GIRLS ARE GREAT. I SEEN A SHOW AT THE END OF APRIL ON USED CLOTHING AND VINTAGE SHOPS.I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CLOTHING.THE GREEN JACKET WAS ONLY 5.99 I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE STORE I LOVE A GREAT BARGAIN.THE NAME OF THE STORES WERE MENTIONED. PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKYOU TINA....
I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how sad I am to see The Mom Show go. I have watched almost everyday for almost 2 years and have learned a lot and of course rolled my eyes! All the best to everyone on The Mom Show, I will truly miss all of you.
You bunch of stuck up bitches. How dare you slight someone for asking a simple question about hemmorhoids? What is the point of having a question and answer period with a doctor if you're not going to take it seriously. Perhaps the question wasn't sexual enough for you.
Hi All,Just a note to mom's who are having a difficult pregnancy/possibly in fear of having a preemie.I just watched the Dr Dave segment about preemies and was shocked to hear him say that the Fetal Fibronectin test was not done in Canada. I'm a Lab Tech in BC, and I do them regularly.If you are in a remote area, ask your Dr/Obgyn about this test, it's a great thing for parents who have to travel to deliver prematurely!
I've been watching your sh.ow on and off for a while. I do have a suggestion though. I think that your guest medical speakers should vary. I don't believe it is fair to have the same medical "opinions" from these medical professionals. In most cases, it's Dr. Dave's opinion on how he feels on certain issues. The same goes for your other professionals i.e. Nanny Rubina, the pyschiatrist you use etc. Also, a day in the life should not only include your hosts...a day in the life should include others i.e. your viewers. You should have your viewers on screen and be seen as a day in the life of mom's with 1, 2, 3, 5 kids even and how they cope with their various issues, not just the hosts and your guest speakers. Hope to see some of these changes soon
My points are obviosly shared with other viewers...Hilarys' comment above mine clearly shows you that Dr. Dave is not fully knowledgeable on all issues and if he is not sure, he clearly shouldn't be answering these questions!
I think it would be intresting topic to talk on the show about, how when men with children come home ocassionally drunk.... how can this affect a child and related issues to this topic.
I just caught your show where you talk about breast feeding with your regular GP on the show. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding people that not everyone can breastfeed!! I've been trying and trying to get my milk to come in for almost 5 weeks now, with absolutely no luck and am tired of the lactation consultants saying, oh it just takes time - everyone can do it. If it weren't for formula my baby would have starved by now, so obviously not everyone can do it.
hi their i love this show, my son,Vincent, is almost 4. we watch every day . I learn so much that no one else would tell me . keep it up !! Lisa, winnipeg, email@example.com
I would like to see an episode on First time Moms & Depression. A lot of people seem to think it's not a real issue (i.e. Tom Cruise's attack on Brooke Shields before he had a baby with Katie Holmes). Yes, he apologized, but there are hundreds of people out there like him who just don't understand what it is that women go through. I also think it's important to distinguish the difference between Post Partum Depression & Post Partum Anxiety. I myself experienced Post Partum Anxiety. I went to a seminar once and discovered that there is a difference and was relieved to know that I had PPA b/c it was curable WITHOUT drugs. People seem to think that drugs are the only way, but positive thinking and meditation is what helped me the most!!! One major thing I learned through the traumatic process was 'options' on how get out of it. I joined groups; I immersed myself with other new moms; attended a lot of bay classes; and I wrote & published a book (about spirituality and how we have to go through things in life to get to a better place). After all, to get the heights of happiness, we must first go through the depths of despair. I needed an outlet to express what I felt so I wrote 2 separate pieces on Depression for an on-line Canadian Women's Health & Wellness Magazine. My reasons for writing it were two-fold (1) It was my way of coming to terms with what I experienced (2) It enabled me to embrace that it was okay to have such feelings. Having PPA or PPD is still considered Taboo in today's day and age. I want other moms to understand that it is okay and there is nothing to be ashamed of and that if treated, these things can be cured...hence, taking us to a better, stronger place where we can enjoy our children. I could go on about this topic for days. I hope I have an opportunity to discuss this further. I would LOVE to be on The Mom Show!
I would like to see an episode on First time Moms & Depression. A lot of people seem to think it's not a real issue (i.e. Tom Cruise's attack on Brooke Shields before he had a baby with Katie Holmes). Yes, he apologized, but there are hundreds of people out there like him who just don't understand what it is that women go through. I also think it's important to distinguish the difference between Post Partum Depression & Post Partum Anxiety. I myself experienced Post Partum Anxiety. I went to a seminar once and discovered that there is a difference and was relieved to know that I had PPA b/c it was curable WITHOUT drugs. People seem to think that drugs are the only way, but positive thinking and meditation is what helped me the most!!! One major thing I learned through the traumatic process was 'options' on how get out of it. I joined groups; I immersed myself with other new moms; attended a lot of bay classes; and I wrote & published a book (about spirituality and how we have to go through things in life to get to a better place). After all, to get the heights of happiness, we must first go through the depths of despair. I needed an outlet to express what I felt so I wrote 2 separate pieces on Depression for an on-line Canadian Women's Health & Wellness Magazine. My reasons for writing it were two-fold (1) It was my way of coming to terms with what I experienced (2) It enabled me to embrace that it was okay to have such feelings. Having PPA or PPD is still considered Taboo in today's day and age. I want other moms to understand that it is okay and there is nothing to be ashamed of and that if treated, these things can be cured...hence, taking us to a better, stronger place where we can enjoy our children. I could go on about this topic for days. I hope I have an opportunity to discuss this further. I would LOVE to be on The Mom Showfirstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! Today on your show you were talking about absentee dads, well, I'm a military wife, talk about challenges! My husband is gone 90% of the time. Our child is seven months old and since he was born my husband has been on "course" which means he is gone for one or two weeks at a time and home for two days, or he is living in the army quarters and not allowed to come see us for nine weeks, or he is sent off to another province for a few months! Not to mention the training for the overseas tours, which means half a year of flying places and field training before he goes away for eight months. You hope and pray that they return safe and sound with all body parts (and sanity) in tact! (Did I mention our men usually come home, plant their seed, and begin the cycle all over again?) I would love to see a show about military wives. We have enlisted with our men, we protect, feed, support, and work on the home front!
I think the show is great. Like any other television program there are things I disagree with, don't like etc. but I have to admit that listening to the other moms, Dr. Dave, Dr. Kathryn and especially Nanny Robina (she's my favorite and I'd love to meet her one day!) that I've learned a lot about being a new mom. I find myself always learning something new each day and it's about kids of all ages, and parents including dads! I'm thankful for the inclusion of dads and would like to see more from them :) (Since they've become excellent team members on the parents team!) Keep up the great work everyone How do we send pictures to the show or comments/call ins?ThanksVee
I absouletly love this show! Whenever I do take the time to watch t'v in the afternoon I try to catch this one! I have two children - my eldest is two and a half and my other is almost a year. I don't have to many friends wth babies so when I get the chance to watch this show I can relate to alot of thing being said! I really enjoy watching you ladies0- you both are pretty funny :)
You have a very informative show. I do however feel that there are too many moms on the show sharing their opinions and the point (sometimes) becomes lost. But do enjoy the conversations.I do have one issue that I would like to be discussed in the future, and that is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Over a year, I have been in such distress, discomfort and the slightest chore is such an overwhelming experience. Luckily, I have a very understanding 5 1/2 daughter. She lets me rest when I need too, or lets me just snuggle her so I can gain some energy for the next chore. After tons of blood work, ECG,CTscan, specialists doctor, accupuncture, and massage therapy I was still no further ahead and still had chest pains, extreme fatigue, headaces, and leg heaviness. My last resort was I contacted a naturalopath and she was the only one who concluded that I have been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with some Fibromyalagia. I actually felt relieved, because alot of the doctors that I had seen told me it is all in my head and to take a nap.My nature doctor has given me advice on taking natural remedies and will take some time to feel somewhat normal again. I still have really bad days that just getting my child and myself dressed, fed and lunch packed in the morning is so overwhelming and exhausting. I found todays show very interesting, that it is all about the women to make the men feel adored, what the men are feeling, that they are not left out and that they litterally do have nothing on their minds when they are thinking. I find this so frustrating, what about the women...who is expected be this happy, all together, fit, sexually active, beautiful, sensible, working outside the house as well as working 24hours/7days a week for a man who gets upset because he doesn't feel adored. OMG, what is wrong with this world. When you enter a relationship, it is usually about having a family. Well, unless you are a billionaire, you and your husband will be taking care of YOUR children, and heaven help you if the women spends more time with your infant then comfort and have to fulfill your selfish husband. I really could go on and on. All I ask is please, please stop putting everything on the women. Nobody is helping or comforting the women when we are feeling like we have been hit by 10 trucks everyday. THis is why men have nothing to think about, because society has told women they have to do it all. My husband's first reaction when I drove myself to the hospital with chest pains was he needed to get salt for the water softener. He still doesn't help very much around the house. Please, please stop putting all the owness on the female. We need help too, we are all human in this crazy deluted world. More info on CFS would be greatly helpful to me any probably thousands of other women. Keep up the great work girls. Till next time...
Hi...I am kinda new to this..I just started watching the show and I love it!!! but I just wanna know how to contact them for advice?? can you email them??? if so...HOW!!??
I enjoy your show. I find that you don't talk about breastfeeding very much...and I am still breastfeeding my 2.5 year old. I believe it is very healthy for him even now and I would like to learn more about breastfeeding a toddler. Also, I would like to eventually wean him and get him into his own bed and I don't know how to go about doing this...any tips?
Hi Ladies,First of all I love your show...I am a mother and a full time nanny and your advice helps me in every aspect of my life. I love nanny Robina...and I have great respect for what she says and does. I have been a nanny for the past 10 years and a mother for 2 so I come from both directions. I think you should have a show all about nannys and have them on instead of moms...although some nannys are mothers...LOL...I would love to get some advice from Nanny about being a nanny. Confused? Just re read this email SLOWLY!!! Keep up the good work ladies!!!
Regarding Thrus. May 21st show regardinga guest's question on menopausse: Without being disrespectful to the doctor or suggesting that the guest is experiencing menopausal symptoms, I would like to mention that many women begin to experience peri-menopause symptoms begining in their forties, some even earlier. Dr. Christiane Northrup's "The Wisdom of Menopause" is a book that I highly recommend to women and physicians.
Hi I'm a 21 year old new mom and I just love your show, It has so many fresh ideas.
I saw a portion of today's show about O.C.D. The symptoms the mother described (first the child did not like to have his hair washed)the child counting everything before he could sleep or counting the bricks at school sounds very much like Asperger Syndrome.Would you consider doing a show on A.S.D. (Autism Spectrum Disorder)Love the show!
My comment is directed to mom's who think like Laurie about May 25th's episode about breastfeeding. First let me say that when I had my first baby girl I did not feel comfortable about breastfeeding and opted not even to try. Then when I had my second child, a boy, I trully wanted to try it and actually breastfed for 8 months.Now my daughter is almost 10 and my son is 8 and I see no befefits to having breastfed him. He has had 2 pneumonias, seasonal asthma, and is sick more often than my daughter. He is actually a better eater than my daughter. I have ALWAYS fed both my children all the essencial food groups, they have a good sleeping pattern, etc... So please tell me why it was better to breastfeed?I don't think it's fair for ANYONE to say that it is cruel or terrible for someone not to try breastfeeding. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but no one has the right to judge you. My daughter was bottle fed for her first year of life and is very healthy today. My son breastfed for EIGHT months and often sick.I do believe their are some benefits to breastfeeding but not what alot of people say. Like bonding? I bonded just as much with my daughter than with my son. The benefits I see with breastfeeding is the convenience. You don't have to clean and sterilize bottles, measure the milk, warm up the bottle.... HOWEVER, if it's not for that person than so be it!!!!!!!!!!! Please do not condescend mothers who opt not to breastfeeding. Their child might even be healthier that your breastfed baby!
Hi,I was flipping channels when I came across your show. I heard that the topic was puberty and acne came up. I know that there was a controversial comment made about young girls going on Birth Control when they get their period to help control Acne. I can tell you from my experience that it was by far the best decision that I have made. I was on a popular acne drug THREE times and it did not work despite it being the strongest on the market. I finally went on Birth Control and started getting monthly facials. That all started when I was 13, now I'm 21 and I'm happy to note that my skin is wonderful and birth control had a big play in that. Some parents may be hesitant to put their daughter on birth control, however, the self esteem that young girls are developing is contributed to their looks as vain as that may seem! Just a thought for all those parents out there.
Thank you Manon M for your comments. I am in complete agreement!I was watching the Mom Show tonight on my PVR and was at a loss for words during the discussion around breastfeeding. There was SO much pressure put on breastfeeding in the hospital, by other Moms it was overwhelming. I never felt that it was natural, comfortable and I was positive my baby felt my tension. She started on the bottle soon after birth and is the happiest, loving child you could ever meet. Unlike all of her other friends (that have had numerous viruses)that are being breast fed she has only had 1 minor case of the sniffles in 13 months and is walking, talking and is a dream child.My husband was also 100% supportive of my choice and he benefited from being able to do 50% of the feeds and he has a special bond with our baby with their being no Mom favoritism. I was truly disappointed around the tension of the show that it proves that some people are still very judgemental and they put added pressure on new Moms that shouldn't be there...
I started watching your show when I was pregnant an still love it. I am currently trying to get my 8 mth old to sleep in her crib. How do I get her to not cry for hours when i put her in the crib to go to sleep. Can anyony help me?
I catch your show whenever I can and absolutely love it. I've learned so much....most importantly.. that I'm not alone :)I was wondering if you could do a feature on mom's who have fibromyalgia/arthritis and who also have small children?
I have an 11 month old son. We will be going to his pediatrician in one month for his 1 year appointment. As you know, he is scheduled to receive his MMR shot. I have been doing research on the link between the MMR shot and autism. There is so much information out there and so many different views. I would like Dr. Dave to have a segment on this topic and fianlly debunk the myths that are out there.We have decided to delay the MMR and am continuing research on the topic. I'd love for Dr. Dave to do a segment on the issue.
Please do a show on baby head shapes what is normal? How it should develop? when to go to your doctor?
I want to start by saying that I have emjoyed the show and have used it as my mommy group since I haven't been able to attend groups in my area. I am sorry to say that I was a little disappointed by the show yesterday and Laurie's comments about breastfeeding. I know this is a hot topic but ultimately it is the woman's decision as to whether or not to breastfeed. It is unfair to say negative things about someone's choice as ultimately it is their choice not yours even if you don't agree with it. My daughter is 9 months old and I am still breastfeeding however, I must say that it hasn't been easy. I am not comfortable feeding in public and it also took awhile to become comfortable with breastfeeding because it didn't feel natural to me similiar to Kara's comments. I wasn't the type of person that would have been heartbroken if it didn't happen and was really on the fence about whether to or not. I know that it is good for the baby and in my situation it did work out but if someone doesn't want to and doesn't feel comfortable is it a benefit to the baby to breastfeed because they will feel your tension. I really don't know what to say except that I am just disappointed and surprised by the comments and not as excited about the show anymore. The topic as I understood it was the pressure to breastfeed and you definately showed that there is pressure. If a woman wants to try it then fine, if she doesn't than that should be fine too. The mom on your show that chose not to breastfeed was very honest about why she didn't and you should respect that. The bottom line is that it really isn't any of our business why someone decides to do something or not do it because we aren't in their shoes and should not judge anyone.
I want to start by saying that I have enjoyed the show and have used it as my mommy group since I haven't been able to attend groups in my area. I am sorry to say that I was a little disappointed by the show yesterday and Laurie's comments about breastfeeding. I know this is a hot topic but ultimately it is the woman's decision as to whether or not to breastfeed. It is unfair to say negative things about someone's choice as ultimately it is their choice not yours even if you don't agree with it. My daughter is 9 months old and I am still breastfeeding however, I must say that it hasn't been easy. I am not comfortable feeding in public and it also took awhile to become comfortable with breastfeeding because it didn't feel natural to me similiar to Kara's comments. I wasn't the type of person that would have been heartbroken if it didn't happen and was really on the fence about whether to or not. I know that it is good for the baby and in my situation it did work out but if someone doesn't want to and doesn't feel comfortable is it a benefit to the baby to breastfeed because they will feel your tension. I really don't know what to say except that I am just disappointed and surprised by the comments and not as excited about the show anymore. The topic as I understood it was the pressure to breastfeed and you definately showed that there is pressure. If a woman wants to try it then fine, if she doesn't than that should be fine too. The mom on your show that chose not to breastfeed was very honest about why she didn't and you should respect that. The bottom line is that it really isn't any of our business why someone decides to do something or not do it because we aren't in their shoes and should not judge anyone.
I just wanted to tell you wonderful ladies that I love the show. You two are very entertaining and make the show so much fun to watch. I also have a shoe collection like Catherine and I love your rings. Keep up the great work ladies.
sure wish that your web site would have information that has been given on each episode.ex.how to fold towels(my little one was throwing a fit I missed it!)Thanks for taking the time.Great show
The show was talking about names for private parts today. It is extremely important to call your private parts by their proper name (i.e. penis or vagina). I'm an investigator of child abuse and to see a child having to testify in court and being torn apart and questioned by the defense lawyer because they call their penis a peepee, weiner...or their vagina a minou or a kitty is horrible. It's sad, because most of us parents don't even think about it...how easy it is for a lawyer to say..."how do we know that the person didn't touch your cat?" or "How do we know that the person didn't touch your hot dog?" Think about it....very important to use proper names...that way, there is very little doubt if ever it goes to court.
I have a beef with Laurie I need to share. She has said on numerous occasions; "There is no special place in heaven for mom's who chose not to have an epidural and mom's who make their own baby food". Obviously, Laurie did none of the two, which is her choice but I don't think she should should say that. I am very proud to say that I chose not to have an epidural. I know there will be no "special place in heaven" for me but I am proud to say that I did it all naturally! I also made my own baby food and feel good with that decision. I know there will be no "special place in heaven" for me but I feel good to know that I was able to control what my baby ate and held off on all the preservatives in commercial baby food.Obviously, Laurie wishes she could have done both or she would not be degrading the choices of other mom's.
Catherine and Laurie,First of all you two are both beautiful and funny woman, and from what I can see from your mommy minutes your both loving, caring, great mommy's!Second I LOVE YOUR SHOW !!!I am a young stay at home mother of 22 of my 10 month old baby girl Savannah - Rose. I started watching the show even before I got pregant because I was babysitting and found some of the information useful for some of the children I babysat.I still continue to watch the show, I can't wait for all the new episodes to start in the fall!The professional advice is helpful and very interesting!I hope wish you both the best of luck with the show many more years to come!
Hi Mom Show! I love the show, I think you hit on a lot of important and wonderful topics that all parents think, talk or worry about, so, bravo! I wonder if maybe an article I wrote might make some struggling or frustrated mothers feel a little better. well, how about you decide? The following is an article from my blog that I wrote not too long ago, please feel free to use it if you want, or just read it and laugh. Thanks,I'm Tired!By the gods...there is nothing more irritating for a new mother to hear than those 2 words uttered from her husbands mouth. Everytime my husband comes home from work and flops himself down on the couch yawning, I cringe as the inevitable words are voiced...'I'm so tired honey!'ARGGHHH! Doing dishes, making dinner, setting the table, feeding and changing the baby while refereeing a fight over who gets the computer next, all seemingly at the same time, I try to keep my voice steady and calm:'Oh? Rough day at work sweetie?' I tinge the words with a hint of sarcasm, but for some reason, he never really picks up on it. It's probably better that way, because keeping the peace is key to keeping your sanity in an insane environment. But all the same, I wonder if he realizes just how much it annoys me? Especially on weekends when I put the baby for a nap and Christian announces pleasantly; 'Well, I'm gonna sleep while Maks sleeps OK?'WHOA, isn't it the mother whose supposed to sleep when the baby sleeps? (not that I would anyway, and he knows that) but we DO have 2 other children who are too old for naps, so resting is out of the question for me too.Six years ago, this situation would inevitably turned into a fight, but over the years, Christian and I have come to some realizations and A LOT of compromises. Maybe we are a little more mature now, and possibly this is stretching it, but maybe just a little smarter too.For example, I would always be sarcastic and angry when these situations would arise and I would list the reasons why I am more tired than he is. In defense, he would fight back with the same argument, but from a different view point, and neither of us could put ourselves in eachothers shoes. So the fight was never resolved, just put on hold until the next time.Now, when he's complaining, I use an old french expression that I've learned and love: 'T'es pas fait fort bébé!' (you weren't made tough babe). And HE, incredibly, concedes this weakness and takes the insult nonchalantly. So now it seems as if everyone wins. I am proud (foolishly proud) that my husband has just agreed that I am tougher than him, and he gets to take his nap in peace. Hmmm, maybe it is only Christian who has gotten smarter by knowing how to inflate my pride to his advantage?Anyways, this is not the whole issue is it ladies? We most certainly ALL have the husband (not the baby) who 'sleeps throught the night' don't we? Why is it that I hear the softest whisper of my baby's breath, but Christian wouldn't move an inch if the baby was screaming bloody murder in his ear? This was another issue that heated up quickly, as almost everything does during the baby years.So when Christian offered to wake up with the baby one weekend, and let me get some nights with uninterrupted, blessed sleep, I gratefully and thankfully gave up my post. BUT, do you know what happened? Everytime he got up with Cidnée, I got up too! Now what, i ask, is the point of that?It was just that I couldn't sleep through my babies cries as men are so easily able to do and so it ended up that both of us were sleep-deprived. As a mother, we are fine-tuned to our babies and so connected to their needs, that we cannot ignore even the littlest of sounds that they may make. And why not? We were the ones who carried them for 9 months. 9 MONTHS! We grew these babies, and so we are attached to them in a way that our husbands are not at this stage of their lives.And so now, with Maksim, I have accepted my role as primary caregiver to my baby. What I know now is that these 6 months will pass in a flash and then Daddy's role will kick in just like that and he will be engaged 10-fold in the caregiving. Not to say that I don't take breaks during those 6 months, because I do, but I am less inclined to worry about missing a date night or two, because what is 6 months in the grand scheme of things? There will be other date nights, hundreds of them in the years to come, so why worry now?But what I want to offer now to those mothers who are in the midst of the difficult first 6 month stage with their little cherubs is that believe it or not, you will mourn those 6 months with your baby and his special need JUST for you. SO just grin and bear whatever your seemingly insensitive husband has to say and remember that his time is coming soon! :)For more articles on life with children and beyond, visit my blog:http://www.hubpages.com/profile/megs78
Hi Catherine and Laurie, I love the show. You two are quite the characters! Your both so funny and yet you are serious when you need to be. I'm a mother of 3 boys. I had twins when i was 19 years old and had several complications. I only made it 28 weeks and 6 days. Seth and Ayden were both very sick, I had Twin to Twin syndrome. Seth had congestive heart failure and we were told that he had no chance at survival. We let Seth go 29 hours after they were born. It was the hardest thing we have ever had to do. Ayden, who was the smaller one was very sick and stayed in hospital for 7 months. Ayden was 1lb.10oz. and Seth was 2lb 13oz. I've never seen anything so small. Ayden is now 7 going on 8 years old. Ayden is still behind but i am thankful that he is still with us. He's my miracle baby. After all the heartache and challenges of our first pregnancy we didn't have another baby until this year, but am I ever glad we did because now I feel complete and absolutely fulfilled. You ladies Rock!!! Keep up with the awesome shows and I will keep on being a dedicated fan!!! Thanks Diana Moore
I just want to say how much I love the show especially Catherine! She amuses me to no end. It saddens me that the show is ending!! Please say it isnt so!
I am pregnant and on bed rest and just recently started watching The Mom Show...and i absolutely love it!! I love the different segments, i find it makes the show very complete. I got my husband to watch it the other day (miracle of all miracles)and he actually thought it was a great show with lots of awesome advice! Did I hear something about the show ending?!?!? I really hope not because there is nothing out there like it!!!
Hi I just watched an episode on premature babies and I just wanted to add that I was born at 28wks and was 2 lbs 6 oz and was the second smallest baby born at the general hospital in 1982. I now have two healthy beautiful children of my own. There is not a day that goes by were I wonder how my mom dealt with such a stressfull situation with two other young children only 14 mnths apart at home.
re/preemies.my son was born @23wks&2 days 1 lb 4 oz.spent 5 mos on a ventalator his lungs were not developed enuf to breath on his own had a punctured lung fr it.had every infection there was to get.was born on sept 11/04 got home mar 5/05 no really bad side effects 'slow to do things that other kids his age are already doing.delayed speech not a week goes by though that theres not an appt for something or another.but overall he's doing pretty good for what he has gone through.he was a real fighter thank god.we call him our little miracle.thank god that now they do try to revive preemies under a certain date. I dont know now what I'd do without him.HE'S MY LITTLE PRINCE!.
What time are you 2009 shows?? All I see on the TV are repeats??
I Love your show so much..I have been watching since the beginning & have told all my friends about it! I'm so sad its ending..Why? So sad to see it leaving..I know mothers everywhere get so much out of it..
I just have a question and I thought this would be a great place to ask since there are tons of moms on site.I would like to know if there is any online site that you can get coupons for saving you $$ on things like enfamil(especially), diapers, wipes, etc etc.I've found some sites but I dont know if they're legitimate and most were American. Thanks.
Hey girls, I love the show as you may know it's a hit. I watched it all through my pregnancy with my twin boys which are now 6 months old. It helped me out with a lot of things because im a teenage single mother. With your help i've overcome a lot of fears. My only question is: Will you ever have a Twin segment? Yours Truly Samanthap.s if this question is on the show will you notify me? i'd love to see it in action!! :) thanks
I've been watching the mom show for less than a year, especially now that I'm home with a 1.5 month old baby girl and a 2 year old boy. I need some help from those of you who have been in the same situation. I started to breastfeed my daugther, until I decided to mix with formula in order to give myself a break...Now I noticed that she doesnt' like to be breastfed anymore,she would play with it or just suck for a very short time or she would just sleep when breastfeeding her and most of the time, I end up giving her the bottle.My question is: How can I make her like the breast milk again? any ideas ? I'm not willing to use the breast pump...
I am writing about a discussion you had at the beginning of your show on 3 Jun 09 about running, another email from a fan about her running story. My wife (a mother of 2 now) and I are both runners, and my email is about my wife and her running while pregnant with our son.In January of last year we agreed to teach a 10Km Running Clinic at our local Running Room Store, only to find out 2 weeks before we started the clinic that Angie was pregnant. luckily, she had the opportunity to speak to a doctor who specializes in running and pregnancy. My wife ran the entire clinic, teaching the 10km and then a 5km clinic with me. She also ran the Army 5km Run, at 33 weeks pregnant. After, she figured she should have just done the half marathon, as she was doing 10km on her daily runs. In the end she ran up until 2 weeks before Kris was born. She started running 8 weeks later, due complications during the C-Section. As of Sunday, we go for family runs, with our 3 year old daughter Zoe keeping our 7 month old son Kristopher company in the jogger. Angie is doing 2 half marathons this year, the Army half with me and a girls weekend to do the Las Vegas half marathon. Thank you for your great show. My wife and I both enjoy it when we can.
I'm an immigrant and now I'm pregnant. These are the resons of being your big fan because you don't just speak about interesting topics around family, you also give an understanding of different aspects of canadian family's culture.I have a suggestion: could you discuss the "immigrant's" issues like how to teach child 2 languages or how to explain him cultural differences and many others.It'll be a hot topic, I'm sure.
Here's my tidbit about those lovely creations that your children make and can't be put in a book or folder, because they have large objects attached all over....just take a picture of it with your camera and add that to the book or album of momentos. Then when they don't know or have forgotten about the creation....get rid of it!! And it it helps, don't show them the picture until they get older, so they don't ask where it is!! It's worked great for me!!
Hi I was just watching the show and listening to Catherine talk about the BIG HUGE craft that her son has made and having no where to put it. What we do when the children make HUGE crafts (stuff you can't file away to keep it as souvenirs) we take a picture with them holding it. That way we always have a memory of it.
Hi I live in Wawa, Ont. I am a mom of 4 boys ranging from 3 to 14 years. I work fulltime as a nurse and must say, I know alot about how to juggle all the things in my life...some days are done better than other. I would love to be a guest on your show to discuss Type 1 diabetes in children. My son James was diagnosed at 14 mths and is now 5 years. Having diabetes in our lives is a struggle in itself...there are so many chapters to this disease, and am confident in saying that it is not spoken about enough. It is becoming an epidemic in our young children and truly believe that it needs to be recognized as there are so many people that interact with our children...family,daycares,schools,friends and the list goes on. Please consider doing a show about this and I would love to join you if that would be possible...I look forward to; hearing from you. Michelle Smith...email@example.com
I have been watching the show since my mat. leave started in January 09. Now with my 4 month old son (first child) I am still watching it. I have loved all of the topics and find them all interesting. I am fortunate enough to have a few of my friends also on mat. leave right now. We have talked about your show many times and all love it. The tips you give are great. It's pretty funny when you hear "Well Dr. Dave says...." Anyway, just wanted to say great show and keep it up. Take care
I would like to know why "The Mom Show" and its network Slice have partnered with Johnson & Johnson when "more than 40 organizations representing 1.7 million parents, health care providers and environmental health advocates are urging the company to remove toxic ingredients from its popular baby products". It is highly inappropriate and dangerous for the show's hosts to promote products for babies "that contain formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane (Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and other top-selling children’s bath products). Both chemicals are known to cause cancer in animals and are listed as probable human carcinogens by the Environmental Protection Agency. A recent National Cancer Institute study reinforced the link between formaldehyde exposure and cancer."Johnson & Johnson is being asked to remove formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane and other hazardous chemicals from personal care products by the end of 2009. Therefore, it is crucial that the hosts of The Mom Show and its network withhold endorsement of these products unless Johnson & Johnson complies and removes these hazardous chemicals from its products.KA*from http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=518
I was a bit disappointed at todays discussion of breast feeding. The hosts, moms, and Dr. Dave made formula out to be this evil thing even though all the moms agreed that they struggled with nursing. They discussed giving your baby milk from a breast milk bank but did not even suggest that formula was an acceptable alternative. What!? I think this is typical of "mommy" culture currently to make breast feeding seem like an absolute necessity even if is excruciating for mother and baby. Don't we have enough guilt to deal with? I think that it was irresponsible of a show that is supposed to be supportive of moms to present this one sided view of the breast feeding issue.
Hello ladiesOk I watch you guys everyday and love the stuff you talk about and think its great help for women and men.Keep up the great work.Marc
I was just wondering when new episodes will be airing? I was a guest mom on the show recorded in January 2009 and I was told it would air sometime in March, possibly in April. To date I have yet to see it. I was part of season 5, episode 5278. pLease let me know when it will air.P.S. I had a blast on set and the hosts and staff were great!!!
I have been watching your show since before I was a mother. I love what thoughts and ideas you women bring to the table. Sometimes I am utterly disgusted by what is said, others I am left completely speechless. On all accounts I am left with something new to ponder. I just wanted to say thank you for being so open!
Hi,I started watching your show since few months ago when I had to stay home due to my threatened pregnancy. This is our second. Anyways, I cant help but react to a certain "Jerry" from BC who despise children to the max. I wonder how did he get his idea that children were just a nuisance. For his information, it might be my choice to be a parent and pay for the price and reap the rewards of being one but also it was his choice to be a miserable childless person. If he has a problem with his coworkers behaviours re: their children, then he should address the issue and not attack the person and narrowly minded form a conclusion that "we" parents make every other excuses in behalf of our children so that we can be late at work etc. etc. Catherine was right when she said that our children will pay for our future pension, she has four kids so two of her kids will pay for two other pensioners, it might be you, "Jerry". You said you will be subsidizing somebody else's kid's education, it might be your coworker' kid, don't you see? You still need somebody to subsidize your pension. Whatever it is, it is a cycle of life. I dunno what happened to you while you are a child. You might have been unwanted, unloved, abused, who knows but it was not our fault that you are this miserable, that this is the path you chose and I feel sorry for you, I really am. Coz at the end of the the day I have a loving family that makes crazy noises and unendeing laughter before bed, that reenergizes all of of us to face the new morning and you are by yourself with a partner perhaps or a dog or a cat that dreaded facing tomorrow coz he thinks parents with kids rule the world and he can't get rid of them. Coz you know what "Jerry"? we really rule the world.....It's a cycle of life. Imagine if all of us is sterile like you, then we will be an extinct species. Thanks for taking time to read my letter.Sonie
Just wondering how we can view previous episodes?
I'd love to see an episode on cloth diapering and natural baby products.
Great show segment idea (at least I think so): Flattering hairstyles for your face shape. I thought of it I'm debating on chopping off my long hair because it's taking too long to do with a baby, but I still want it to be fun. Also, how to not go insane dealing with your toddler who thinks 'no' is a fun game...Robin
I saw your segment today with Jerry, from No Kidding. While I do understand his frustration to a point, I though that the Today's Parent editor had a good point about being excused from work for all sorts of family obligations. Granted in our Western culture people are often cut off from the day to day lives of their extended families, and that makes most family obligations equivalent to child obligations, but this is not always the case. Case in point: my brother is single, childless and in his late twenties. His company has a policy, allowing each employee a certain number of "family days", excusing them from work for various family participations, with pay (his is a salaried position). At first, he felt that the policy was unfair to the childless, essentially granting employees with children an extra week of vacation, annually. However, when my brother volunteered to be the photographer for our younger cousin's school play, he was allowed to use a family day to attend. This illustrates that a corporation can use a policy to encourage all kinds of family participations, not just parent-child related ones.
Hi I just wanted to say I love the show. It makes me laugh. I watched it before my nine month son was even thought of. I get so many good tips from the show, right now i'm sitting on my stability ball at the computer, what a difference it makes. It has so many uses. First it was just my exercise ball then when I was pregnant it was my birthing ball and now it's my new desk chair the best 10 bucks I've ever spent! Thanks mom show!
Go to Breakout Bras, they have a great selection of bras for all sizes, they show how to measure correctly , and have comments on how each of the bras fit!
You did a show on Thrift Store Fashions about 1 month ago (maybe a bit longer). You featured some great clothing in the fashion show, all from one store. Wondering if someone coule tell me the name of the store.Thanks!
Hello,It would be great to see an episode on proper Montessori education at preschools. It is becoming so popular and the wait lists are so long it would be greta if The Mom Show featured some information on the method. There are so many misconceptions out there and I as a mom have had a great learning experience sorting through all the info and educating myself. For all the interested moms that don't have time a great episode on the mom show could help so many parents. Thanks!
Does anyone know what Catherines Self Tanner could be
hi i love the show i stared to watch it when my son was born i am a single mom with a premie baby. i loved watching the premie show that helped me. Caden was born at 5 lbs and now 3 months he his 13lbs he his doing really well. i am dealing with reflexes with Caden and he is on now losce and is seams not to be working i have tried the organic ovil water or something like that. and nothing seames to be working any ideas thank you for having this show it helps
Hi!I just finished watching your show about sports bras and I have to say that I did get some useful information. The only problem is that I am unable to find a sports bra for myself. I have a 36F size bra and I am trying to work out and run. It is IMPOSSIBLE! I beginning to lose weight and I am scheduled for a breast reduction, but I am at a loss as to what to do in the mean time! Any suggestions on where I could find a sports bra for my size. I live in Northen Ontario.Thanks!
I'm a first time mom that has felt connected to other mom's through the discussions on your show, so thank you for that. However, I can't stop thinking about a recent show on breastfeeding and was saddened to hear the host Laurie be so black and white with her opinion about breastfeeding. I gather that is her personality, but she's only supporting the excessive pressure out their on mom's to breastfeed, and the resulting guilt if they choose not too...or even stop breastfeeding in the babies early months (for legitimate reasons). I'm just not convinced it's the end of the world if a baby is formula fed as so many of us were in previous generations and turned out to be healthy, happy adults empowered enough to say no thank you to the endless judgement by other mom's and more often health care professionals. I have faith that we'll see a feminist trend of acceptance in the future as ideas always swing back and forth.Thanks for listening:-)
Hi, I love watching your show whenever I get the chance. I'm a mom of 2 boys ages 2yrs and 9 mths. I find the average for woman to have children being in their thirties absolutely hilarious. The only reason I say that is because and majority of my friends and family have all had children in their teens or early twenties. I felt like I was the outcast for many years with friends because I didn't have kids. My friends had children and talked about their kids alot and compared notes with other friends, but I sat back and listened. I didn't have any stories to share, I waited until I was 22 to have my son who's now 2. If the average for woman to have children is 30 or later.....why do you see so many teens with babies?
You don't bring a young girl on television with her mother and have her mother says that she has always been one of the "bigger" girls in her class.Get a clue.
Would be nice to see some women of colour on the show! I'm watching this episode today where there's a room of 6 women who are all white. where's the diversity?
Good morning, I'm a mom of one very special beautiful 15 month old little girl Avah , she is my princess , my world. I'd do any thing for her :) My husband is a big child himself , has never grown up it's so frustrating , upsets me so much that he is not being a man , fullfilling his family role , being a spritual head for us . He never listens to how I feel , I feel so lost on what to do this has been an off and on situation since we got married May 12 2007 , then our daughter was born feb 23 2008 , he was so jealous of her ,often says why dont we rent her out it crushes my heart when he says that. any suggestion would be appreciated on what I should do ! I'm so sick , tired of his on going behavior never home in time from work to be with us make me feel like i'm pulling on the wait . Hope to hear for you thanks Shawna
Still can't believe the show has been cancelled. That is so sad. I have been watching the show almost every day since it started and although my children are now 11 & 13 I've always found it to be very informative and entertaining. There's a great need for a show Made in Canada for canadian moms, it should have lasted at least 5 more years.
Hi,I am a big fan and I would love to be on the show!!. How could I get a ticket??.
The show is so great, I am a fist time mom and feel there are a lot of great tips and information. Really wish it wasn't cancelled. Both hosts did a great job and made the show interesting.
I love your show and I'm thankful that what and how I feel on everything about motherhood is normal and I'm not alone. Watching your show is the first thing I do whenever I have free time. And wish the dads are watching this so that they will understand on what moms are going through when they are at work.
1ST TIME MOM HERE AND I CHECK OUT THE SHOW DAILY FOR GREAT TIPS, ADVICE, FRIENDLY SUPPORT AND REASSURANCE!! LOVE THE RESIDENT EXPERTS IE. DR. DAVE AND NANNY ROBINA, HOWEVER I FEEL THAT ONE EXPERT IS MISSING ME- A REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST/ HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPERT FOR MOM AND BABY, A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHOW COVERING TOPICS SUCH AS KEGAL EX'S, BACK PAIN, POST-PARTUM FITNESS, BABY TORTICOLLIS, CHEST THERAPY, PHYSICAL SPECIAL NEEDS- JUST TO NAME A FEW!! PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
I was honestly skeptical at first. I didn't think that a show completely devoted to motherhood would be up my alley (In my attempt to be a relaxed and too cool school mom). I have to say that in my first few weeks as a new mom, you ladies were my beacon in an at times very dark period in my life. Your advice, care and light heartedness at all things mom have truly helped me to relax and embrace motherhood and realize that being a mom is not about being cool but trying to keep your cool in tough situations. I can't thank you enough.
this comment is about what you said this morning about bringing your mom into the delivery room...well i have to desagrea. i just had my baby girl 2 months ago and my mom And boyfriend was with me.it may be because im only 18years old but me mom helped me through she told me to wait for the epidural and i did and i was in labor for only 8 hours and it took 4 pushes to get Emy out...and i know that if my mom wasnt there i wouldnt havebeen that brave.
I know you just did a show about young mothers,I was one too, I had my first son at 16 and 3more by the time i was 21,I was also married at 17 and that didnt work out, Then I meet my 5th son dad and I had my last son at 25, Now Im fixed lol ,,Anyways i was wondering if you had any plans on having a show about young grandmothers, The reason i ask is that at the age of 34 i now have a 1yr old granddaugther ,I would love to share my highs and lows about it and hear about others
I am have someone else on your show wondering the person who was showing how or who should wear what colours. I really feel is completely out of touch i hope not to many people follow her advice and i hope you bring someone else in who REALLY knows something. at least for your viewers sake. the colours system from the eighties is more accurate. and i am gratefull i did not have to rely on your guest like your show
I would love to be on your show one day but I'm not sure how to go about doing that!I watch you EVERYDAY! love you both, you really are great, very natural.please let me know how i can request to be on your show one day.
Hi,I have a beautiful toddler boy, Jonah and before he was born I've been watching this great show. I am also starting my open own business and already as a working mom with this many goals and ambitions for my life I feel I am taking on too much. But never the less I know I am strong and I always move ahead.The reason I am sharing this information in this comment blog is because I think you should have more business woman who can say "look at me I could do it all". Many of my own friends are always complaining about their lives and I say, you need to move on and do what you love, just beacuse you are married with children doesn't mean you compromise your life!Anyways, Love you both Ladies, keep up the great job on the show. I find it very incisive with the doctors on the show.
Hi there, I watch your show every single day ! Love all th tips and tricks. We tried for 7 years to get pregnant and now have a 4month old baby boy named Tristan. He had an operation at 2 months old because he kept vomiting and it took the doctors 2 months to figure it out... they had him on zantac and prevacid saying it was simply reflux and he'd grow out of it by the time he was about a year old. I insisted and saw many more doctors but they all said the same thing. It took my son losing 2 pounds in 10 days for someone to listen to me, he had stenosis of the pylar and they operated him. He is now fine but has a flat head and so we have him in physio and ostétherapy. He now can turn from his back onto his belly but can't do the contrary, I wonder if this is ok as I red it should be the contrary and it worries me that he can't go from belly to back... Please i'd love for Dr. Dave to give me some feedback ! Thanks ! Michelle from Montreal, Qc.
I saw you interviewed on TV a few days ago and I cannot believe how you said that avoiding swimming after eating was an old wives tale.As a 10 year old child in the midst of a swimming lesson in a safe pool, I witnessed a girl approx the same age as myself, vomit up rice pudding and subsequently choke and drown.She died. Right before my eyes.I do not think it is a myth to not swim directly after a meal. I think it is wise.Better safe than sorry.
Hi, I just watched your show, June 22 and I was really upset by the comments on Dads in the delivery room. I think my husband might have PTSD from the delivery. It was rough. I was pushing all night before being rushed to a C-section. Once they gave me a working epidural... it hadn't been all night I fell asleep. When they walked my husband into the OR I was already cut open... he felt completely impotent and afraid... the 2 most important people in his life were lying there and he couldn't help. Men can be more traumatized than women by this experience. Please keep that in mind.
I love your show!! I try to watch it everyday. I have questions that I would love to have answered by Laurie and Catherine. I was just wondering if there was an email address to send my questions to so you may possibly get them on the show.
Has this show been cancelled? I hope so. I absolutely hate Laurie Gelman's negative attitude towards breastfeeding. Take a look at the research and what the World Health Organization says about extended breastfeeding Laurie!!!! And that fact that the Dr. just sits there like a dummy while she chatters on about something she falls into a stereotypical response about the most beautiful thing in Motherhood. Give me a break. And what are the qualifications of this Nanny??? I hesitate to take advice from a show that just spouts opinions. Opinions not grounded in professionalism or fact.
Perhaps this is an idea for a show - to make women aware of the double sexist standard that is now so prevalent against men. This idea came to me after years of observation, but until I saw it happen on today on your show I was stunned.I just watched an episode of the Mom Show on June 22nd 2009 and I was disgusted at the double standard that we as women unknowingly put on men. There was a good looking male gym owner that was showing the women workout ideas that one can do in their living room and one of the hosts (the shorter one) said out of nowhere "did anyone ever faked an orgasm with you?!". The poor guy was stunned. This was a very gross and weird comment from the host. I wonder why women feel that they can say such things to men, but would freak out themselves if a man would say this to her. I bet. I see this all the time. It seems unconscious, we just say sexist things to men but expect men to be so perfect. Or we call them things like "what a pig" and we laugh. Now how would you feel if someone called you or your daughter a pig! I see this disturbing double standard daily and it really bothers me, I am mother of a son and I would hope that he is treated with respect, just as women are. We must first become aware that we are saying these sexist and rude things to men without a second thought and stop doing it. I think that talking about sex and making jokes about it is great and can be funny, my only concern is that we are often doing this in a demeaning manner to men. Please think about my comment. I do enjoy watching the show and I will continue to do so. But please be more respectful as your comments affect many people and we need to be more conscious as a society.
Catherine,The episode that you talked about obsessions... you had talked about this computer game with other moms on the internet. You never mentioned the name of the game. Sounds really fun to do... what is it called??
I am so dissapointed this morning after flipping past your show and catching the segment on "hybrid" dogs. Why not have a segment on dogs of any breed at the SPCA? It makes me sick to see your host and a vet discussing breeding of these special crossover dogs when there are millions of animals sitting in shelters with no homes.
Hate to say it, but I disagree with your view on implants. I was a natural 38E-26-36. Hated them. Lost body fat percentage, became 36B-26-36. Hated them. Got implants and am now 32DD-26-36. Love them. Get 10x much as attention as when they were a cup size bigger and I hated them. And yes, I got my implants for me. Not a man, not a woman, but because I wanted a proportionate size to my hips (36B was not it, that's for sure). I love them, they're fun and feel great!
I have to say I love this show, I watch it every chance I get. I have recently experienced the loss of an infant, and would like to see something on the show about infant loss. I found so may people don't want to talk about it.
I just wanted to say "THANK YOU" for putting a small focus on fertility problems in today's episode. As someone who is personally dealing with miscarriage and infertility, I don't feel that there is enough support out there. Every time I turn on the TV there is a show about families, parenting, or giving birth. It can become frustrating to feel that society forgets about the fact that MANY women go through the trauma of miscarriage or infertility. We need to be able to feel open to discuss these types of obstacles! I agree with Vicky. It seems that people don't want to face the sad reality, which forces those of us who are facing it to feel very alone!
Thanks for your show... full of information... and very helpful for a 1st time mom !May be here is a idea of subject ofr a futur show : motherhood for survivors of incest or sexual abuse.I'm a survivor of incest and i feel often lost.... overprotecting my baby or trusting people !thank you !
Feminist confuse me sometimes. I'm all for equal rights, i am not subordinate to any man. However, what is wrong with having a show that helps mothers out with different tips and strategies to aid in raising children? Motherhood is not oppressive. Some fem's like to yell and scream about women's rights....What about a woman's right to WANT to stay home instead of having to go out into the work and leave her child in the hands of a potential child abuser, or immoral person, etc.? Do you do realize that without women (and men) there would be no you? Who will raise the child once it's born.P.S- the 2nd wave of women's right's may of been a victory for women but it was also a victory for men/ "the man"....Now the government has more people to tax, and gets to teach and controll own children what THEY want them to "learn". I bet if more mother's/parents were able to actually raise their children instead of sending them into the system at such a young age there would be more children who actually obeyed their parents....Feminist do you even have children? Possibly not...it seems that the people without children seem to "know" the most about them. Hahaha...Or so they think
I watch a spot today between Dr. Dave and a guest about home births vs. hospital births. I just wanted to let you know that I had a home birth with my son. My husband really wanted me to have a hospital birth. However we ended up have a home birth because the hospital did not allow water births and they did not have labour tubs . It was extremely important for me to have a water birth. I think that if you were to eliminate home births a birthing center should include all birthing options. If I was able to have a water birth in the hospital that would have been the option I would have picked. I did not have this option so I went the home birth route.
hi there, i was just watching an episode were you guys look back over the weeks topics. This topic was about home births vs. hospital, and i have to say i agree with doctor Dave 100%!!, if it was not for the staff at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, my daughter Marley, who is now 2 years old, would not be here!!!!, she was born blue and not breathing, the nurses wisked her away to the table where they feverishly worked on her and she still wasn't breathing. they pushed the code pink button, and not even 30 seconds later the room was filled with doctors and nurses from all over the hospital, not even 10 seconds later we heard the sound we were dying to hear! Marley cried!!!!! i can't give thanks enough to the nurses and doctors who worked so hard to save my little girl, without their amazing effort, my husband and i might not be parents right now!!!!!! i strongly agree that home births should be outlawed!!!! and thank god for hospitals everywhere, and doctors like doctor Dave, my hart goes out to all the staff at the Norfolk General Hospital!!!!lots of love,
I cannot BELIEVE you have this man representing the medical community. He is stating that homebirths should be OUTLAWED?!!??! Here's some advice, if you're about to sit on TELEVISION and make your 'medical opinions' of a topic, you'd think that you'd do your research first. Obviously you wouldn't be able to deliver such broad statements if you had checked the facts first as they completely scientifically oppose your strong and bias opinion.LET THE WOMEN SPEAK. I cannot believe one of the hosts did not comment on the fact that that man would not let the women speak their mind. The way that this was handled completely changes my plans for viewing this show in the future, having a man who has never personally experienced A: giving birth or B: a homebirth is not someone I would be going after to base a fair argument.I know you will be receiving a million emails, as does he (as he stated it) but this man represents EXACTLY what our medical system is lacking, freedom of thought and trust in our own bodies. You sir, need to broaden your horizons and get a life, you will then see what a miracle our bodies can be with or without medical intervention.
Oh, PS, the woman in green was trying to state the fact that NOT all women are candidates for home births, it is standard practice that unless every teeny little piece of mother and baby is scoring 100% on tests etc, they will NOT have midwife assistance in their homebirth.Learn to read Dr.Dave, My opinion is not based on a medical degree, it's based on the fact that I have a uterus and the ability to create people.
Love your show! I am wondering if you are doing a "Back to School" show? I am a mommy of 3 little ones and a school teacher as well. I have also just created a product for kids to help them have easier days ... helping kids get into routine! It is called Easy Daysies (the magnetic daily schedule for kids. My product is 100% Canadian and I even package each kit on my kitchen table at home! I would LOVE to donate some prizes to your show and am wondering if that would be okay? I have taught for about 10 years and always had parents ask me to create schedules for them at home like the one I had in the front of my classroom. Please do check it out at www.EasyDaysies.comSincerely, Elaine
Hi I'm a mother of a two year old daughter, and due dec 3 with number 2. I've recently had to quit working do to stress issues, and love to watch the Mom show, whenever I can. I love the Nanny section's, my daughter is very active and sometimes more than I can handle, so I always love getting tips on how to manage her better. Sincerly, Kate
Exercise Ball episode airing June 29/09 with Sarah Robichaud.. The exercise/stability ball belongs in the gym, not in an office. Under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act Section 28(2) states No worker shall,(a) remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by his or her employer, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately;(b) use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker; or(c) engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.I would really love to know what makes her a fitness expert. After checking out her website and reading her "Acting Resume" it appears that she is using fitness as a means to fill in the gap between gigs. In my opinion, she gives personal trainers a bad rap.
Comment to D STEWART:Like Dr. Dave said, it only takes one wrong event to take place and a baby can be gone. If something goes wrong, you may not have the time to get to the hospital. That's all he was saying. I completely agree with Dr. Dave. They should be against the law. If there is the slightest chance that something may go wrong and we would not have time to get the proper intervention, then why would you do it?
I would love to see a segment on the chemicals in everyday products ie: baby products, toys, cleaning products. After reading "Slow Death by Rubber Duck", I think there needs to be more awareness on this topic. Seeing as Johnson and Johnson is your corporate sponsor, I doubt this will happen.I am tired of hearing people say "We grew up with these products and we turned out fine". That's because people didn't know better then. We know better now so we should do better!Take a look at the documentary "The disappearing male" which can be found online. I can guarantee you will have a different outlook on life after viewing it.Ann
I would love to see a show discussing long distance relationship with school age children involved. I really need some good points and advice from long distance relationship moms, and how to get through the journey. I live in Canada and my boyfriend lives in the U.S, do you have any advice to share with me?Thank you,Your friendly neighbothood MoM :)Amy
I watched your show on Canada Day. I don't watch often but I do enjoy the show. I was a little disappionted in the advice your guest offered regarding aggression in children. She told the parent invited to discuss this issue that she should have a zero hit policy. It was suggested that if the child hit, the child should be moved or removed immediately. The mother expressed that the child often grinned at the adults around her when she hit. I am concered that removing this child will only further frustrate her and feed the negative attention getting behaviour, and in the end hurt self esteem. How about praising the child when she is doing something well, like sharing or playing with her friends. Mom will feel great, and the child will start to work towards positive praise instead of negative. As parents everyone knows how to be the "bully" and remove a child but do we know how to re-direct and praise.What role models we could be.
Hey I am a 22 year old Mom of a 4 Month old son... that is awesome and sleeps though the night and just cries when he needs something, but it is still hard...there is always something to do for then and if there is nothing you are thing what you could get done early to save time. I love the show and i was just wondering if they ever have a show with younger moms? I think that would be awesome... I love being a mom but people are rude and think you are not as good as mom as older moms what is is the diffrence between 22 and 32 if we are doing the same thing for our children and i have a career and a house and my life is set... but some people still have rude things to say or look at you like you are in the wrong!!!!
I am a 29 year old mother of two. I have a 17 month old and a five year old. I throughly enjoy your show with all the information that you lovely ladies provide for parents. Watching your show has made it so much easier to learning about what kids want or what they don't want, learning how to deal with situations at home between couples but most of all hearing from that wonderful nanny. She teaches such different ways to teach children how to entertain themselves or just how to deal with them when they cling to you. I have learned so much from watching your show that I take notes on how to improve on better parenting. The show has really opened my eyes thanks a alot for making a better mother.
As a very busy work at home mom of 6, I don't watch alot of TV, the "Mom Show" is one program I really enjoy watching while breastfeeding our newest little arrival. It would be nice to see more Canadian mom business's on the show like mine, the Blue Zoo Baby Boutique.I believe it's really important that we mom's help support each other, it makes us better mom's.
I was hoping that your show could discuss topics such as how not to feel upset at the prospect of having to have a c-section. Also, being an expectant mother (almost 9 months along) I would like more discussion and information regarding vaginal births of breech babies, as I will be having one. Otherwise I love your show and the light humour and honestly that comes across so easily.
Good afternoon!As an Infant and Child Development Worker, I enjoy watching your show because it offers such a wide variety of information and resources that I can share with the families that I support. Today, "Dr. Dave" was asked a question about using baby sign-language. The doctor indicated that he didn't have a lot of information about the use of sign-language for babies but that he thought that teaching sign to a baby would be "labor intensive". As the hearing child of a Deaf parent, sign-language is my first language. I use sign-language daily with the children that I work with and I'm very passionate about it. Teaching children to sign is no more labour intensive than teaching them to talk. I teach baby-sign to parents in my community and it is really very simple, enjoyable, and developmentally relevent. I hope that you will consider sharing more information with your viewers about using sign-language with their children. In fact, with my expertise, I would be more than happy to visit your show and share my knowledge about sign-language and speech/language development.Andrea DoucetteBelleville, ON Canada613firstname.lastname@example.org
I love watching this show. It has so much useful information. Especially for first time moms. It's great to have questions answered that I didn't even realize that I had. However, I am expecting my second child any day now and would LOVE to see an episode on how to introduce baby to an older child, as well as tips and pointers as to being a stay at home mom with multiple children and how to deal with the stresses of everyday life.Keep up the good work ladies.
Some of the aspects of the show are great - e.g., talking about the realities of the year post childbirth. But fashion advice that focuses on a white t-shirt? Are you insane? Often the show helps me feel like I'm part of the norm, but there's no way I can wear white unless I'm not going to see me kids the entire day (and my distractability even increases my chances even when they're not around!) You should have focused equally on bleach......
I enjoy the show. I think most of your advise is right on. I think that you might give a little piece each week to these mom's who have kids over eighteen. We need the advise and long for anyone that can paddle in our boat! We seem to be adding our opinions and advise but have no rebuttal on behalf of our own struggles. Mom's are moms until they die. I think even an eighty five year old mom might like a little advise once in a while! I watch as a 45 year old grandma. Being a Grandma is a piece of cake! Being the mother of a 23 year old and 21 year old can be very exhausting! New ideas, thoughts, actions and interests are wearing me out! Communications are at a minimum and I finally feel old! I find I would like to go back and do it all over again.Yikes!
I just saw the segment about pacifier!One woman expresse her concern about her 12 year old sucking her thumb !I was a thumb sucker until 15 years old and i can say by experience that it is not an problem but just a habit that relax you. I don't think that it is a matter that should be an issue. The kid will stop on her own and it does not have any impact on the psychologie of things !!! i am not 30 and as far as i can remember this was the time that i was less stressed in my life !!!
Motherhood is positive but have you considered doing a show on the ongoing Discrimination of Mothers in the Workplace e.g. Job Termination during or just after maternity leave??? I highly suggest you do that.thx
Cotton diapers are one of the most breathable, comfortable and safest diapering options for your baby. They are also environmentally friendly and economical too.Many parents don't know that cotton diapers exist and that there are laundry services that will pick up the soiled diapers, and deliver them back to you clean, on a weekly basis without any extra work for the parents. Just use them, and place the bag outside and voila!! The diaper service will pick them up at your door.We would like to see a discussion on this subject. Comfy Cotton Diaper Service continues to serve Toronto and the GTA and is celebrating it's 21st birthday with an Open House on July 18th, 2009. We will answer any questions that concerned parents may have. Over 20,000 customers is vivid proof that this system works. You can visit us at www.comfycotton.ca or call 905-940-8118.
Hello,I am a new mother and I just watched the show regarding Home birth vs Hospital births and I absolutley agree with Dr. Daves opinion and I think that it should be mandatory to have your baby in the hospital. You can give me all the statistics in the world regarding home births and if it is safe. I mean come on this is your babies life and yours why would you jeopardize that by not having every single opportunity to help if something goes wrong! I did have a scare in the hospital with my baby and if I was not at the hospital who knows what could of happend to my daughter. I understand wanting comfort but you can get that at the hospital. I have traveled all over the world and know that not everybody can give birth in a hospital because it doesn't happen because the facilities are not there. However when you in North America and the facilities are there why not?? I had to write because I feel very strongly about giving birth in the hospital regardless of what some British Medical statistic told me!
As a first time mom, of a young baby girl, i have to say that i enjoy the helpful tips, and the reassurance that you provide someone like myself. I watch the show as much as I possibly can. Keep up the good work, you have no idea how helpful you can be!!:)
Laurie mentioned getting Misha's art work shrunk and poster mounted. Just wondering where this can be done?Thx Lisa
I am currently watching an episode where mothers are sharing their birthing stories...as an expectant mother of twins, I found this very helpful in exploring different birthing options. There are just two things that I feel need to be touched on...1. One mother commented that North America, while having the highest percentage of hospital births, also has the highest death rates among newborns. I just want to make sure she's comparing apples to apples- are the ages of the babies being considered in these stats? Many pre-term babies that would never have survived 50 years ago (or in today's third world) are now given a fighting chance- of course, some of these babies are not going to survive.2. When a lay person quotes statistics, it makes my stomach roll- have these mothers determined whether or not these were double-blind studies carried out by an impartial third party? Likely not. Keep in mind that statistics can easily be manipulated- if a study shows that children with bigger feet are able to read at a higher grade level, do you accept it blindly, or use common sense to tell yourself that children with bigger feet are likely older and therefore it makes sense that they could read at a higher grade level?
Saw show on Friday July 10. Have 7 babes of our own and a lot of stain removals. Super hint for walls, floors(including hardwood)leather, vinyl, cloth,in your vehicle to, just about anything-hand sanitizer-put on let soak a bit, rub in and off. If it is very stubborn try again ,just squirt on,rub in and soak a bit-then wipe off with a baby wipe. The Mr. Clean eraser sponges work great with it also.For pen,red foods,crayons,markers,even permanent.
EXCELLENT show. Very informative. I look forward to it every day. Keep up the great work....
I watched a great show a couple of weeks where a guest doctor talked about advances with medicine and IVF and a procedure whereby old embryos are renewed or devide by using cell tissue. I believe this is in the research stage but I wonder how I can get more information or the name of the doctor who discussed itthanks
I enjoy watching this show, pretty much for one reason; the hosts are gorgeous. Laurie is just a doll. She's a babe. But my eyeballs are glued to the beautiful and sexy Catherine Marion. This woman needs more exposure. She should host a show on national tv or something. Maybe she can be the next hot babe on Sportsnet or something. She's got the legs to pull it off too.
Just want to say how much I love your show. I PVR it everyday and then watch it while I'm nursing my 8 week old. I love all the info and often walk away with good advice which is great since I'm a first time mom.so Thanks
Mommy Minute - Getting dressed for school - New idea I just heard your Mommy minute on the joys of picking out cloths for school. Feel like trying something new? Why not put some of Jamie's new dresses inside her dress up chest? See if she puts on something new on her own terms. After she plays with it a few times you could re-introduce it into her wardrobe and let her know that the extra special play dress is good for wearing outside too. Good luck!
I just started watching the show on and off this past year (2008-2009) when I am able - my son is just over a year now and I LOVE The Mom Show and recommend it to all my new moms or moms-to-be. It has really helped in all areas of life, except for one, but before I get into that, I want to say the down to earth of everyone on the show is amazing and something you don't see too often, plus its Canadian and close to home for me. It helped my husband and I through our difficulties with (new) parenting and marriage relationship since our baby was born. This is not to say there won't be more difficulties and challenges ahead.I am so sad to hear the show is ending, but I look forward to the reruns, at least for now.The only thing I haven't seen as a topic on your show, and only being able to see some and not all episodes, you may have already covered this, I just haven't seen it yet, is "mothers with chronic pain." Dealing with a newborn and being a housewife come easily to some and though it's been a dream of mine come true, unfortunately for me it comes with a price. Since I was 15 years old, I have suffered from chronic migraines (all categories). I haven't been able to work a "normal" job for about 7 years now; so you can understand our concern about having a child to raise 24/7 when already, I have the challenge of just getting through the day, functioning enough to do chores and meet social family functions, etc. It has been a huge undertaking for both myself and my husband, to decide to have children (at this point not sure yet if there will be a next one). My husband works full time and is our financial provider (I get no compensation for my disability) AND (my hubby) is the best at helping out around the house; errands and taking care one-on-one with our son. But it's those challenging days when daddy has to go to work and mommy is in a great deal of pain and would rather just stay in bed with an ice pack. Instead, somehow I've managed to meet my son's needs both as a mother and caregiver and survive the day in pain. I love being a mother and hope that someday there is a cure or at least a controllable pain medication that will allow me the benefits to lead a "normal" life. So I was just wondering if there were any episodes that covered the topic of a chronic pain sufferer, parent or something along those lines. If there is an episode please email me at: email@example.com And now before anyone else comments or make suggestions, I have tried every possible thing out there from specialists to natural pathetic; chiro, nerve blocks, medications, etc. for years; no one has answers only theories and so far I've stumped them all. The only medication that works for me and allows me to still function during the day, will one day eat away my stomach, to which in ten to twenty years I'll have to pay the consequences for. Lucky me. But my son is worth it. He's my sunshine and even in my worst condition can make me smile and laugh. He is my joy and my healing. A blessing and a challenge at the same time. :)Kudos to Catherine and Laurie for hosting a great show and putting all the topics out there - also great "experts" too, so many questions are answered. THANK YOU SO MUCH, THE MOM SHOW WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!
I love your show. I can tell you that the way I keep my sanity with five kids and a business in my house is to laugh at the chaos. I keep a blog to keep my sanity. I would like to encourage other moms to look on the lighter side and keep a blog.http://www.rokochyfamily.blogspot.com/Thanks and keep on moming! ( I think the word mom should be a verb!Corla
hi,I was just wondering if anyone knows the meat sauce recipe that was shown on the picky eaters episode???? ( i think thats the right episode)I
Just caught some really bad parenting advice on the show. The increasing timed interval-separation-dominance "method" to modify your child's behaviour has been found to NOT work. You will achieve short term "me time" for you and your spouse, but you will also create a numbed out, detached, "independent" child who will STOP looking to you to help them solve their problems. Check out: www.gordonneufeld.com
I just wanted to drop by and express how sad i am that the show will not be returning. I really enjoy having an hour in the day to watch a show that was catered to people like me, a MOM. There really isnt anything els out there like this. Especially Canadian shows featuring local small buisnesses and up-an-comming mompreneurs. Thank you again for such a wonderfull show and I can't wait to see the remaining season 5 episodes this fall!
It would be nice to see some real moms, such as those of special children. Moms with autistic kids for instance don't always have time for boxercise, pole dancing lessons or even a pedicure. BUT we do watch your show!! I do like watching shiny people, but come on now, give us some real world now and then!Keep up the great show! I love the kids that come on too, especially the wee ones who breastfeed. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! I once breastfed my son in the fire exit on top of the CN tower.
Hi. I love your show. Before i started watching it because it helped with babysitting and understanding different things as well. But now, as a highschool student i'm expecting my first child in six months and i watch everyday for my own child's benefit! I was watching today's show and happened to tune in right when you guys were talking about teens. There are a lot of things parents don't realize. Yes, most teens shave. Girls shave because guys usually want them too otherwise they get teased for having a "jungle" or "giant bush". Even trimming isn't really appreciated anymore. Pretty much.... even short, there's still hair and no guy will ever go down there. And most guys know a girl does not appreciate getting pubes in her mouth lol Plus, the hair makes it smell more and a girl could be concerned and not want to do anything. As well, the bush will hide a bit of their size and yes many guys are very concious of size. They care because guys tease guys about it. my boyfriend has even apologized to me before and was like "i'm sorry i'm not bigger." I really don't care what size he is as long as he is a great person. Some girls assume size means better in bed but really, its not the size, its how you use it. Guys base their ranks on who is better on size a lot lately too. I hang out with a lot of guys and have overheard many conversations about how one guy is bigger and so he moves up the ranks and stuff like that. And girls are starting to dress less like their parents like because yes, the parents seem old fashioned, but thats because they were raised by parents from a very, very different generation. Girls dress how they dress because the clothes give them confidence. Guys dress how they want because that is how they want to portray themself or the style of a crowd they want to be in. Hollister is very popular now because if you don't have it, you are thought of to be of a lower class. At my old school, yes i wore a bit. but the days i didn't, i actually shyed away a bit because my confidence level would drop significantly. larger schools tend to put more pressure on girls to look a certain way to fit in at all. With guys, girls tend to prefer hollister preppy boys and so guys want to be attractive and popular too. we aren't as complex as it may seem :) We just want to be liked like any other person.
Good Day ,I am a young mother of three to be correct I am 23 and my oldest is three, middle is 20 months and youngets 3 months. I AM HAVING A GREAT TIME. years ago you would of been looked apon as weird for NOT being a mother your mid twenties. it as only changed because we have changed as a society. Therefore, I chose this path with pride and would like to share my strory.Not only that but my questions for the older moms. If I at 23 I sometimes run out of energy and get back pain. HOW DO YOU LADIES GET THROUGH IT???? cause I can not see my self running after 4 kids dinner, bath, cleaning. I would rather them be independent by then so I can take care of my aces and pains. and most important OUT OF MY HOUSE BY 50 so like the other lady I can really enjoy life. cause let's face it whar do you really not at this age NOTHING but what your told. and clubs, sex, spending money? Is that what LIFE REALLY IS ABOUT??? Having kids young gives you the chance to learn and question yourself throuh them. Cause you can go to to shcool early , get a great job. but there will always be bankcruptcy.Thank You,Merci,Stephy.
Does someone know were you can buy the protector for heat source that we saw on this last week ?Thank's !
Does anybody know the color of paint that the Mom show uses for it's background in the living room?
I normally enjoy watching your show, and in fact enjoyed this morning's episode (July 20th), until Laurie said, "Jesus", as a curse word while showing off a little black dress.All religion aside, is there any need for swearing on a show about motherhood where little children are potentially watching?Not very classy Laurie!
I just watched the episode with Dr. Dave and talking about sex during and after pregnancy. I just wanted to say that the sex drive doesn't die for all women after child birth. I thought I was horny during pregnancy, it was nothing compared to after! We didn't make it to the 6week mark. I couldn't wait that long. I had had a c-section so I wasn't sore 'down there'. We had sex at 2 weeks after our daughter was born, and didn't have to use any extra lube. ;) Our daughter is now 11 weeks old and we have more sex than ever and it is better than ever.
I just wanted to let you know that my friend sells those sayings through a company called Uppercase Living. They have a whole catalog of sayings or you can create your own. Her name is Angela Craft and her website is angelacraft.uppercaseliving.net , located in South Carolina.
I put the tv on when I went home on my lunch break (so I could switch the laundry and scarf down a pb&J too)I've never watched the show, and caught 5 minutes while they spoke about how long children should sleep. Someone mentioned kids should be in bed by 7, and then commented on working parents who want to keep their kids up a bit to spend time with them - what should they do? Someone on the show said "don't have kids" I was insulted by that comment - only people who can afford to stay at home should have children? Spoken like a woman with a nanny...I came here to voice my frustration and saw the show was cancelled.... for good reason. It's "The Mom Show" not the "Stay at Home Mom show".I have to go earn my childcare money now....
I would like to say that I LOVE the show. The thing is..im only 17! I've been watching the show for over a year and loving all the topics you've talked about. My teacher was on the show once, Pat Bouie, which was supprising. I know Kathrine married her highschool sweetheart and I'm sorta in that situation, i would love to see an episode about woman who have married their highschool sweethearts!
Dr. Dave is that a Qray you are wearing????? Being a Qray employee (on mat leave) I can't help but look at everyones wrists. I noticed you are wearing it on the same arm as your watch...Do you think it works for you????
On today's show they discussed learning in school. But I think something that doesn't seem to be recognized until you're an adult learner is different learning styles. I have gone back to school twice plus did a seminar, I've taken the quiz on learning types 3 times. Why isn't this recognized with children? When I was in high school the entire class was in lecture format. But I've recently found out that I don't learn very well aurally, which shows why it was a bit of a struggle for me in class. Now, in college, the teacher teaches using not only by lecturing, but with visuals, by having us do charts, etc, and by discussion. So as to not leave anyone out who doesn't learn just by listening. Also, teachers of adults are taught never to put an adult on the spot. Why is that okay for a 10 year old but not an adult?
Hi I just wanted to recognize all the mothers out there. Without moms there would be no us. Mothers are put through so much and they derseve a lot.
I would love to see you mention Multiple Births Clubs. When I was pregnant with my twins, I came across a local chapter. I saved lots of money by shopping their twice a year clothing and equipment sales (good for any mommy looking for deals, not just multiple moms), and I actually ended up volunteering with them. I've found friends who know and understand what I'm talking about.
Hi, my name is Kerri and I just wanted to say that I love your show. It gives really good advice on parenting. I am not a parent yet, but I was pregnant and had a misscarriage when i was three months gone. I wrote a poem to help me and get through the loss. I hope that if you would let me send it to you it could help others get through misscarriages.
Hello, I was just watching your show about snoring. Dr Dave was talking about the CPAP, but did not mention anything about oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring. I work for STRONG DENTAL, and we make oral appliances. It's an effective way to also deal with snoring and sleep apnea. Visit strongdental.com for more info.
As a 22 year old man, I woner why on today's show topic discussion about circumcision, you opted to not ask those who are affected by the choice, the young men like myself. I am uncircumsized, my father was circumsized, and I had the capacity as a young child to realize that I was different because things had progressed medically and socially in this world. Circumcision, in my opinion, is barbaric and a purely medical practice to be exercised in specific cases of need. Much like amputating a breast for cancer, or removing a kidney or something. Can't we just teach our kids the truth instead of having to "save" them from the trouble of thinking themselves. My penis is wonderful how it is. And as a child, my foreskin was an integral part in my personal sexual discovery.
a msg to dr dave! on todays show (july 22- it may have been a rerun) the discussion was about time for moms and dads and you mentioned scheduling feedings every 3-4 hours. eek! your medical association and the APA have strongly urged against this due to cases of Failure to thrive, and decreased milk supply. maybe this is fine for an older (over 6 months) baby. But please, retract your statement on scheduled feedings. All major pediatric and lactation associations agree- newborn babies must be breast fed on demand.
Homebirth vs. Hospital! I have four children, two born at the hospital, two at home. There is no comparison; you can not bring your home to the hospital (believe me I tried). The continuity of care received by midwives can not be surpassed by GP's or obstetricians. My 1 + 2 hour prenatal appointments were at my home, drinking, tea, with my other children running around. My midwife visited in my home every day for one week postpartum, then every few days for 6 weeks. I also did not have a birthing centre option. There are NO birthing options in NS. It's hospital only. Midwifery has only just been legalized in the past two years. It's not been regulated yet, and there are only two areas where you can have midwifery care. If you have a baby outside of those areas, it's illegal! I am a doula now and have worked in both settings. Even in tricky situations, the midwives have been brilliant. Of course there are many things to consider when planning a homebirth and not everyone can be a candidate. The midwives I know would also never stay home to prove a point. They're the first ones to suggest a transfer if one is needed. Wish we all lived in Holland... where everyone delivers at home, with an ambulance waiting in the driveway, just in case. That would be super fantastic!Great debate on the show; it would have been nice to hear from a midwife as well!
Hi , i had a misscariage in may and i have a couple of questions .How long after a miscariage should you wait?could you please talk about it in your show i would really like to know more about this . i need to know about pregnancy after a misscariage
RE; Swearing in the household.My kids are 22 and 19 years old now but when they were younger, they were allowed to swear in one place in the house....the bathroom! If they swore outside of the bathroom they had to yell the swear into the toilet 10 times. Of course the one yelling into the toilet the most was me!
On Friday July 25 Right after 100 Huntley street where they have the woman's show and talk about self esteem, family and morality "The Moms" comes on. If you haven't watched their show, skip it, I never will again. The first comment out of these two women were saying that if given a chance they would sleep with some actor and they made it sound like they had their husbands approval. So in other words both of them would be unfaithful to their marriage, their kids and risk sexual disease etc. to fulfill; their personal lusts. What a pathetic pair of examples on a show that is supposed to be about being a Mother. I hope they fire these two ding tramps and find someone with morals and concern for their family.
To the last comment, you are being a little harsh. Everyone has fantasies, and they weren't saying they would cheat on their husbands. They are very faithful and happy in their marriages, and it is people like you that take all of the fun out of life. You can't go from watching "praise the lord" back to regular tv. You end up back in a world that is unfairly but yet realistically human. People have fun, and they aren't going to sit there and bible thump just because they follow a religious show.These two women share experiences and are by no means "experts", but they do have children, and for those of us that are first time mommies and have no clue what we are doing, they go out of their way to produce a show that answers little nagging questions that eat at us all. So, the concern is not only for their own family, but for their viewers as well. But I guess you didn't get that far into the show now, did you?
I think Dr David can be quite the egotistical, biased, self-opiniated person. I think your show needs to have more than one doctor's opinion represented, this way he would realize that he isn't always correct in his statements and should be more open-minded. There are 2 incidences in particular where he really showed his true colours and I actually turned off your show because of it.The first one was when a woman just shared her beautiful birthing story that she experienced at home and then he pipes up and says that he thinks all home births should be outlawed or something to that effect. Her face just dropped - he hurt her feelings. Doesn't he realize that babies were born way before hospitals were even invented? Cave-people, pioneers, and almost all births without being in a hospital. Hospitals were used only when the birth became complicated or dangerous for mother and/or child but now it's become more of the norm because most women aren't taught to trust their bodies and feel like they can't do it without being in a hospital, which I don't believe is true. I feel like most doctors want a quick in & out of the mother because they make money on births in the hospitals. This is also apparent with the extremely high rate of (unnecessary) Cesaerean births in the past few years. Doctors in Canada need to learn or re-learn to give birth to uncomplicated breech babies and reduce the amount of times that women are cut open without reason. By all means if you have a complicated birth or are more comfortable giving birth in a hospital, then do so. But Dr. Dave should keep his opinion(s) to himself and should've given that women a kudos not a verbal scolding (which is what it seemed like to me. As I write this I am 39 weeks pregnant and I sure like that I have a choice. When he feels like pushing a 7-9 pound baby out of his penis, then he can put in his 2-cents. Speaking of penis', the 2nd incidence was when the subject of circumcision was brought up recently. I am not sure why the opinion, not medical advice, of Dr. Dave was even brought into the rhealm. What else is a biased, jewish male going to say? But I left the show on just in case he decided that today he would be an open-minded adult but no such luck. He used the most unbelievable, childish ridiculous "excuse" I've ever heard for pro-circumcision that I've ever heard "I believe boys should look like their fathers". WHAT???!!! So should all little girls breasts and their pubic hair look like their mothers? Or should light-skinned children have genitals and features that are just like their darker-skinned parents? How about teaching your children that everyone is different and unique and that we as humans should be accepting of all physical (& other) differences Dr Dave? I hope that if my child sees another person in a wheelchair or with a tumour on his/her face that my child would be compassionate enough to be accepting of their difference and ask questions about it but not judge and the same should go for different looking penis' in the world. My mother was a nurse and said that she observed many a circumcision and she said if you could see the pain that these babies go through, most compassionate humans wouldn't allow their children to be treated that way. She also said that after she saw some botched ones, you wouldn't want anyone to go through that either. Also some of our relatives are muslim and circumcision is performed at a much older age of 6-9 y.o and apparently they are lined up as this procedure is performed, I'll leave out the details, but some boys die from the blood loss and let alone the emotional scars and demoralization that must go on.I am glad to hear that Dr. Dave's circumcision went so well but not all of them do. He also tried to make the hostess Catherine feel bad by saying that he "can't believe that her son doesn't see his father naked". That's not what she was saying, she said that "by the time a boy is 6 y.o. he doesn't really see his dad naked as much as when he was younger". That's all.I am sorry to write a novel and I've never ever written to a show before but if you want to keep viewers, my suggestion is that you rid the show of Dr.Dave or get another or other doctors opinions other than just his.Dr. Dave, I believe, needs to broaden his mind a little more and make his opinions a little smaller.This is just my opinion.
Hi Catherine and Laurie,Shyness and gregarious kids is something that I have been exposed to. There's a comment that a Mom this morning (7/27) said which was singing is extroversion. That's a subjective opinion. As a trained musician I will tell you that performance seems like an extroverted profession but in fact it's a responsibility. That being said I am an INTJ and I've done loads of singing in very public situations including in front of thousands of people. The guest Dianne said that she teaches Yoga for a living and I think that's neat. That also seems like an introverted profession. Perhaps they both engage in behaviours that makes them extroverted. If they did Myers Brigg then they’d understand how they fit into the true definition. The psychologist Heather got it! She said that introverts like to do things such as speak One-to-One (that was the name of a literacy program I volunteered with). God bless,Rosie Cuffywww.wound.synthasite.com
I just watched the kids fashion show and the person commentating (the "kids fashion expert") needs a reality check. Someone asked why the "brand names" for babies and kids is a trend we are experiencing and her response was that people are making more money and have more disposable income. I'm sorry, but the 'branding' of our kids in designer clothes is a marketing ploy. In the midst of a major recession where people's personal savings have been obliterated and many are losing their jobs, promoting dressing up our "own little dolls" as she put it, in overpriced designer clothes is the last thing you should be promoting on your show. Why not do a fashion show where you feature how to make you kids look fabulous using department or consignment store clothes? By pushing this "kids need to be in designer wear to look good" attitude, you are isolating a good proportion of your audience.
Hi Ladies!It is both in my professional and personal opinion that your show is absolutely accurate, informative and inspirong for all mothers. Your show provides needed support to those mothers who may not have the pleasure of having wonderful friends,a husband and or collegues.I recently had my second son ( Braylon 8 months) and I have an 8 year old (Reece) and despite the fact that I am a Psychotherapist and a Fitness expert, I find your show quite helpful. I would love to be a guest on your show or a regular professional voice because I feel that I could offer your show a very innovative, holistic swing!Please e-mail me if you would like me to submit a CV or resume.Tania AtkinOakville, Ontariopsychsporttan@hotmail.com
I would like to see an episode that discusses the topic of newborn babies. There are so many books that talk about putting your baby on a routine, putting them to sleep in their own bed all the time, etc. As well, there are conflicting parenting techniques from now versus 15 - 20 years ago (i.e. letting a baby cry it out, spoiling a baby, etc). I am a mom of a one month old and am doing on-demand feeding and more often than not my baby falls asleep in my arms or at the breast. I am struggling with what to do with my newborn and when I should start these "routines".
I love watching your show. I find it interesting when you talk about the older children. Thank you for a show that is specific to moms!
Does anyone remember the name of a cookbook that was featured on the show in the last month that focused on hassle-free mealtimes (the title was something to this effect - taking the chaos out of dinner times). There were two female authors and the book was set up in sections based on things that would take less than 30 minutes, things to be made ahead, etc.
With an increase of same sex marriages and the use of fertility clinics and donors, I think it would nice to see a few episodes where parents in same sex relationships can share some of their daily dilema's and thoughts. They are also going thru relationship issues and parenting issues.Juat a thought!!!
I was wondering how I could ask Dr. Dave a question on your show about my pregnancy & hydronephrosis?
Hi Catherine and Laurie,I am a mom of 1 year old triplets. Your twin show really helped out.I can sympathize with the moms who talked about asking for help. \when the girls first came home, i got more help than I knew what to do with. Now that the girls are older, people assume things are easier and they don't come around anymore. I pretty much do it all on my own. I love every minute of it but it sure would be nice to have that time out of the house once in a while...I love your show, I always make sure the girls are napping for that hour...Take care
Now I'm no prude being the father of 2 teen boys but I happened to catch a show this week while flipping channels and came across a discussion group of the "Moms" & "Dads" talking about sex or orgasms. Next time, take the kids off the set! You had one young boy sitting in the back looking interested but embarrassed. Hardly a topic for kids within earshot! This not a topic for kids to hear!
I love your show! I only get to watch it sporadically but you seem to always cover topics of interest to me or that are issues I have had to or will deal with. In fact, I am embarrassed to say that I actually met Catherine Marion and did not make the connection! At that point I had only watched the show here and there a few times and was not really sure when it was on. I had caught it by accident. I kept thinking "She seems so familiar...." and then the second time I met her, someone mentioned she was host of the show and then I realized who she was!!!!! I now watch the show more regularly and I am never disappointed. It has helped me feel normal by some of the comments the hosts and moms make. I see that other moms struggle with their role. Watching the show helps me cope with my role as a mother. I wish you much success as this type of program is just what we need!!!!
Hi Dora -I started watching the Mom Show when my baby girl (3 months 3 weeks) was born (I PVR it and get on the elliptical to watch;) I'm not sure if you have discussed in vitro fertilization and being an older mom. My daughter was born in April 2009 and I turned 38 in May.
i am a 33 year old male.i watch your shows,even though i don't have kids yet.this show has a lot of information for mothers and fathers with kids.but it's also gets father to be and mother to be ready for the battle of raising little ones.what i like most is your learning from people who are experts and have been there and done that.on a final note,i think both of the host are hotties.i have to admit that i was drown to the show because of Catherine,i have a serious crush on Catherine.i believe its Catherine,shes the one holding the ball.
Hello thereI really enjoy the show. I was watching the show on tweens and I have one comment to make about the lady you had as an expert. She said something about high income families teaching their children about money, while lower and middle class families tended not to. I beg to differ- I work with low income families who have a much greater sense of financial well being and teach these values to their children, much more so than the higher income groups that I have contact with as well, but not all, there are some families that are high income and are great with their kids and teaching them about money.I think that broad statements like that tend to perpetuate the myths that are not true about low and middle class families.Thank you
I just came on to talk about picky eaters. After reading other comments I've got plenty more to say!lol Definatly not an expert but have encountered many of these issues.1)Breast feeding do it if you want, don't be mad at yourself if it doesn't work. No point in getting deppresed about it if there are perfictly good alternatives. You have so many other thing to worry about. I really wanted to but couldn't almost got depressed about it sitting in bed crying. Then realised give him a bottle there are so many other bonding tech.. to enjoy.2)Make your own schdule especialy a new born all they do is eat and sleep they wake up feed them and they go back to sleep. You will just fall into a schedule don't stress about it, if the baby falls asleep while feeding just lay them down. There is no book to tell you what exactly to do with your child just guide lines and other ppls opinions you are the the judge of what you take from it, much like the show. Listen to yourself and your child, yes let your child cry to a point. Don't spoil them you'll regret it later you didn't spend all that $$ on a crib to let em sleep in your bed.3)Being the other "mommy" deffinatly don't step over your boundries no matter how the other women acts she is still the mother, no you don't agree with her but all you can do is your best when the child is with you the child will know the dif. Just make sure nobody disrespect the other in front of the child!!!! Been on both side of this fence and it plane sucks!4)Picky eaters my rule is you have to try it! I made all my sons baby food and it was a long time before he had any preserv.. not saying he doesn't eat any junk but he knows it's a treat that we can't eat it everyday. There are plenty of things he won't eat but I still get him to try it again or cook it a diferent way... Get the kids excited about eating good, ask them what they want for dinner and(no hot dogs or chicken strips are not an opption) let them help cook that's my best advice if my 2 almost 3yr old gets to put the spices in the pan and I say what a good meal he cooked that child cleans his plate! Eat at the table, it's just me and him now but we still eat at the table no toys no t.v.5)Baby sign I highly recomend it even if you don't know it, it's meant to be taught to babies you can do!! There are books that tell you exactly how to shape your hands... It's not exactly American Sign Language it's baby sign. I taught my son he started talking very early I think bc he was able to communicate needs/wants early. He carries on a better conversation then most adults!lol Now he wants to learn french and doing good at that too. I'm conserned about him getting confussed knowing 3 languages at such a young age but what am I supposed to do say no I won't teach you. So he's doing eng, french and sign well see what happens and deal with it accordingly. There is no stopping this child he's truly amasing. I could comment on 100 other topics but this is totaly out of my character to even comment at all! Hope some of this helped someone a little!!:)
I have watched a few of your shows and am watching the show where you talk about how to communicate with your "husband". One of the things I have remarked about this show is that it feeds the stereotype of there being one type of family. Nowadays there are many. When we consistently accept the notion that a family consists of a father, mother and their children, we nourish the stereotypes that diminish those who do not live under that reality. A few shows dealing with other family structures is not enough to curb the “one kind of family” stereotype. Contemporary families come as married couples with children; single fathers and single mothers with children; unmarried couples with children; gay and lesbian parents with children and grandparents, aunts and uncles raising children. Your referral to, “how to communicate with your husband” excludes a huge group of people who are raising children and need to communicate with a significant other. If this is a show for middle to upper middle class stay-at-home and professional Moms, because on the surface it looks that way, then specify that and do not presume to air a show that is for all Moms when you are only including a portion of them. A show that is more inclusive might deal with some of the realities that parent(s) are experiencing today that go beyond making pretty things and dressing well.
Thank you, Laurie, for your strong opinion in support of breastfeeding!! It is a good point to make that if you have decided to have a baby then you should make an earnest attempt to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not easy for most women and it takes a lot of work and much support in the beginning. Many moms choose to perservere and in a few weeks everything has settled down and it is suddenly easy. Not wanting to be 'tied-down' is not a good reason not to breastfeed - you've had a baby, not purchased a pet. Any length of time you can give is better than nothing.. and breastfeeding is beneficial for much longer than the up to the sixth month, which many people suggest. The World Health Organization recommends up to 2 years and beyond.
Today's show was addressing "Mommy Brain", which is a genuine concern for many women. I really disliked the "expert" doctor's "Dumb Mom" comments. He had no helpful suggestions to give to any of these flustered, exhausted, and distraught mothers. Instead, he made light of it, and suggested pregnant women take an early maternity leave so that their work place isn't jeopardized by their incompetence. Some doctor! Maybe a female expert doctor would be better suited for this show. He sounded like any other idiotic clueless man when it comes to the intricacies of motherhood. So now for some helpful suggestions for "Mommy Brain". According to Dr. Oz on Oprah, "Mommy Brain" is caused by the baby taking using the valuable fat in your body as it is growing in utero, and then later, when it is breastfeeding. These fats need to be replenished by increasing your Omega-3 fatty acid intake. You can do this through your diet or take vitamin supplements. I took the vitamins, and it made such a difference for me!
Hi, I just wanted to say that I love watching your show and I have learned a lot. I am not a mummy yet (just miscarried my first baby 7 months ago at 6 weeks), So I was wondering if you guys can talk about how to cope with miscarriage and trying again for 6+ months. It is so hard to deal with the loss and also trying again for so long without any luck.
I think it was last week i was watching and they had someone on doing exercising with the baby in a carrier. Does anyone know what the DVD they showed was called and where i could get it?
Hi Ladies! I absolutly love your show. You always have great topics. I have 3 busy kids Skylar 7 1/2, Levi 3 and Jaxon 11months. My 7yr.old has Celiac and I was wondering if you have done or would or have thought about doing a segment on any auto-ammune disorders in children.
I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the show! My daughter Kylee is 3 months old. I was wondering if you would consider or if you have done a segment on making your own baby food? I don't think a lot of people realize how easy it is and with the economy the way it is, I think everyone would love saving the extra money! There are farmers markets all across Ontario every weekend where you can get very very reasonably priced fruits and vegetables and its very simple to cook and puree them and can be easily placed in containers or ziploc bags and into the freezer until you need it. The produce can be bought when its in season and is the cheapest. Feeding our babies preservative free food, supporting our local farmers and SAVING MONEY!!
This show is really great, i have tips for im 4 year old, my 1 year old, but i need help on my 11 year old. Shes going through puberty, need a episode on puberty. It would help alot of people, thanks so much. kelly
Love Dr. Dave. It's not often to find an MD with a wealth of knowledge, medicine, and life. He is up on current research, informative, & compassionate. I enjoy his segment and always learn something new. Keep up the good work!
I watch your show almost everyday, and for the most part I quite enjoy it. Until a few days ago that topic of "Breastfeeding" I see you had a few comments commending your "comment" And I am quite sure you will never bring up the fact that there are probably a lot of angry people out there that didn't appreciate those comments. Myself being one of them. I am a stay at home mom and DID NOT breastfeed. I chose not to for my own reasons. I do not think you have the right to tell me that I am "Horrendous" for choosing my method of feeding my child. My little girl is almost a year old..she is a very happy and healthy child. And for your information did not have any problems BONDING with me. If you think the only way to bond with your child is through breastfeeding then you need a wake up call. I would understand if the mother was working many hours and was not around how there could be issues about bonding. I feel so bad for the mothers out there that you hurt by your comment. Some new mothers already have enough problems and by telling them that if they choose not to try they are bad mothers...to me is"HORRENDOUS"....you are entitled to your beliefs ...you shouldn't be on the show pushing them upon us.....do you also think a person is horrendous for having an abortion....its the same thing, we have the right to choose and it does not make us bad people.....if you want to be the advocate for "Breastfeeding "then you should be on a different show. Like I said I have enjoyed the show because you give SOME good advice......please try not to make insulting comments like these in further episodes. I would hate to stop watching your show out of anger....
Oh yeah I also think you should talk about these messages. Not just the good ones.....not everyone agrees with your ideals....try talking about REAL topics.....like the people that struggle with children that have disabilities. How and where they can get help.....stop with all the crappy topics....I have been reading some of the blogs. I have never heard you guys discuss the comments about the things that bother your viewers....you only seem to care about "The Suck up comments" your show is great put me on your show garbage....you need to have more of a variety of mothers on your show...try bringing on some obese children and help them and their families...not just skinny kids that get teased about their feet....you barely even touched the subject about the poor little girl that got teased about her weight.....then again how could you relate....maybe bullying in school.....stars that are ridiculous role models for your children..."Paris hilton" you want your daughter to come home all sleased out....or better yet has a porn video online that pretty much got her famous.....our children need better role models...the kids today are dressing so provocatively its sad....where are their parents...my boyfriend and I are appalled to see the clothing lines out for our youths today. You can look fashionable without looking skanky,,,have a segment about THAT...teaching our kids about be respectful to themselves.....there are enough pedophiles out there...Kids don't understand the danger they are putting themselves in....we need to teach them. Just thought I would give you guys some topics to discuss..lol....thanks
I thought that it was funny the other day when the ladies were shocked that women that are not mothers watch the show. I am not a mother but I am a teacher, I find that some of the shows help me to understand the kids better and gives me insight into kids lives at home. I would also love to see a show about moms that had a hard time getting pregnant. What did they do? The struggles and fears that go along with that.Thanks.
Hey there! Just want to let you know that I love your show! I am a mom of three who has girls aged 10, 4 and 4 months and I can always find some helpful and useful information on your show. I would really like to see an epsiode that brings attention to cloth diapering. I am doing it with my thrid and I am loving it! I only wish I had done it with my other two. It is important to bring awareness to this topic. It is not as scary as it sounds and it is fantastic for the environment!
Hi there, I am a mother of a 4 year old and I am also in my fourth year of my Bsc.Nursing. I just watched a show this morning in which you discussed breastfeeding. I just wanted to thank you for touching on this highly relevant yet controversial topic. I have done many essays, papers, and projects on breastfeeding throughout my schooling and I was amazed at the lack of information being discussed regarding this topic in Canada. I searched through years worth of parents and parenting magazines and found no references to breastfeeding. I think that many shows, magazines, etc are afraid to offend people with this topic, so thanks for "going there".
Just sitting watching your show after recently watching Tamara Taggart cohost on Regis and Kelly and thought it would be great to have her on to discuss her children and more specifically the challenges of having a child with down syndrome.
I Started watching "the mom show" soon after I found out I was pregnant. I was a little scared, and nervous about alot of the changes going on with my body, and what was soon to come, motherhood, and of course the dreaded LABOUR!!(lol)Thanks to this show, I have learned so much, and I feel the information I've gathered really helped me out.I also feel that it's really important to hear different point of views from a number of mothers on one subject!I'm very proud to say I am now the mother of a beautiful baby girl... 3wks old today!! and now the love of my life!Thanks again...your show Rocks!!
How could I be on the show???
I have been watching your show off and on for the last little while and recently discovered that I'm pregnant with my first child. Despite the relevant topics that you cover, I have to say that I am offended by the very name of the program. Why The "Mom" Show? Why not The "Parent" Show? As a woman, I find it offensive to see women on television perpetuating the old double standard and stereotype that women are solely responsible for the upbringing of children. I certainly did not get myself pregnant and I think it is terrible and anti-feminist to have no representation for all the fathers out there. And just so you know, there are a lot of stay-at-home dads in the world and your show does not target them in the least. Therefore, not only is your show anti-feminist, but you are also losing potential viewers and ratings.Just some food for thought.
hello, my name is charmaine...and I am wondering if you would be able to give advice on how to go about getting a great idea that all moms to be would love....something i thought of because I am an expecting mother as well. can you give me some direction?
Hi ladies I love your show, I started watching your show when I found out I was pregnant. Now I would love to have some advice, my baby is 3 months and I am having a hard time putting her down for naps, how long do I let her cry before picking her up? She will only fall asleep in the Snugli or the swing. PLEASE HELP ME. Amy, Saint John, New Brunswick
I used to get baby up for am. breat feeding and bring the baby into bed for wife to breast feed ... second time I wanted some too ... she was slighly surprised but loved it too ... became a routinne ... and she produced enough for dad and baby ... I wanna do it again ... best part of being married.
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I have identical 10 month old twins who have a great nap at 10 am then the afternoon nap is ok at 3, bedtime goes well too at 8 30, However.... through the night they are up every 2 hours, they wake each other up if I let them fuss it out. I would love to see an episode to discuss this issue. How do you get twins to sleep through the night. I would love to know if anyone else deals with this. The show is so helpful with so many other things, but I wish there was more on multiples. My older child, slept through the night with no problems.
Help! My son is nearly two and since he was just a baby he has been obsessed with my hair. I used to not mind him playing with it but now its a true annoyance. He gives me terrible headaches. He cant fall asleep without pulling my hair. When we are shopping he has a constant grip on my ponytail at all times. He has been co-sleeping with my husband and I for the past 9 months and we just did the big transition to his toddler bed. When he was in our bed he had a constant grip on my hair (and it can be painful as he twines his little fingers through my locks). Now he is in his own bed its so hard to get him to settle, I find myself sitting on the floor beside his bed leaning my head on his pillow so he can hold onto my hair!!!! I have tried taking his hands away from my hair, telling him no, and moving my hair out of his reach but he just screams and relocates himself she he can reach it again. It gets exhausting arguing with him. Is his hair pulling fetish normal? Should I be concerned? Is he going to out grow this anytime soon? I have read I could try buying a doll with realistic hair or getting a wig piece. I haven't tried these but honestly I doubt they would work. He isn't stupid, he wont settle for just anyone's hair (such as his own), it has to be mine.
So surprised over commments made regarding bringing baby on board the plane. Should be fostering understanding, not bad mouthing.
I normally do you not watch "The Mom Show", however I was switching channels this morning and came across the show and the discussion about kids and the internet.As is almost always done on TV, there was the horror talk about kids being stalked by chat room buddies who were actually grownups, etc. While there is danger on the internet and kids need street smarts when using it, I really wish shows like yours would show the good that can come from the internet, and stop with the paranoia of the internet and meeting people from it. I have used the internet since my teen years, and I have met some of the most amazing people ever from the internet. The difference however in my internet use, is that I normally do not go on general chats. I belong to groups that pertain to hobbies and interests I have, and in most cases these groups require you to sign up and be a member. I chat with people from these groups and usually before meeting them, we either talk on the phone or have messaged for years, and we always meet in public places. I just use general street smarts. My internet connections have lead to connections in the field I study and want to work in, has lead to some great friendships, and even to international internships and connections abroad.My internet connections have led to places to stay and amazing in debth tours of cities I have visited, and the internet even lead to us finding a long lost friend of my grandfathers.While I am an adult now, during my teen years my parents were very supportive of my internet use and meeting people with the same interests I have. They did not scare me into thinking the net was full of bad people. To this day, my parents always comment about the nice people we have met from the net. So it would be nice for this show to showcase the nice parts of the net for once. While there is danger out there, most of the danger comes from kids who seek it, by going to sex chat rooms, and other general chats like that. If you go to specific groups or chat with people with specific hobbies and interests from legit websites, than the danger is much less, and you can open the door to meeting great people. So please don’t add to the paranoia and tell parents to stop their kids from chatting with people they don’t know. You could be preventing some great friendships and connections be it for school, work, or travel, etc.
I would like to know when I should start putting my little guy down for a nap awake. He is 2 months old and usually falls asleep while nursing, or I rock him to sleep. I remember when my 3 year old was 6 months and still would not fall asleep on his own - I really don't want a repeat. P.S watch the show just about every day and love it.Thanks, Judy
Although I am not a mom, I am fascinated with the interesting, revealing and often moving comments of both your hosts and your guests. I also find Dr. Dave to be the most welcoming and informative doctor that I have ever seen on TV (and that includes Dr.Oz). I think both of your hosts make this show one of the true pleasures of my day. It serves so many other audiences as well as the moms who watch it....and it is Canadian! I love this Show!Keep up the good work.
I wanted to say how much I LOVE LOVE the show! I am a working Mom so thank goodness for DVR's! I watch faithfully every day! I do have a question for Dr Dave - my 4 1/2 year old still "dribbles" constantly in his pants - how do I know if it's something medical? When should I take him to the doctor? I would love to call in but I am never able to watch live..keep up the great work Ladies! Great show!
Help! You talked a bit about menopause today on your show and I so wish I could have been there... I am 55 and still having regular periods. I have had however had perimenopause symstems for 15 years! starting in my early 40's with night sweats so much so that i have been sleeping with a fan on for years now... then there is the memory loss.... what was i saying.... o yes,, the terrible sleeping, and that o so pleasant personality..... the real kicker is my skin! i look worse than a pubessant teenager! I am at my whits end! if you have any answers for me, please help....
My husband gave me a hillariouse anniversary video card. I laughed uncontrollably and I knew I had to share this. This is the You Tube link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl2ZsH_0fz8
I watched one day on your show about women entering contests online. I thought it was neat so started to enter a few day. I started to get prizes a couple times a week so I entered more and started winning everyday sometimes more than once a day. I started blogging about it all and built a website wwww.organicgirl.ca and then companies started asking me to host giveaways. Now I have sponsorships from the greatest Baby companies in the world like Teva and Baby Bjorn and get to giveaway the nicest baby gear ever. Thanks for your great content. It helped a lot.
I've just recently started watching the show, and I love it! I'm only 20 and childless myself, but spent the last year with a wonderful family as their nanny. Just saw an episode, not sure if it's a re-run or not, but it was about the junk drawer. One of the ladies made a comment about the art work your kids give you but you don't know what to do with it all without just chucking it in the garbage. Well, my boss taught me a wonderful idea, photographs! She let's the kids display their art, yet if there's too many or it's too big to be kept, she snaps a few photos of the art piece, even letting little Sam take pictures of his own, before recycling or throwing out the art piece. It made Sam feel good about his art, that it was worth a picture to be kept forever, but also taught him that not EVERYTHING can be kept.Hope it helps:)
A quick question...what does Catherine do to have such a fabulous figure? I know she runs - but is that it? Does she run daily? What is the best thing to do to lose pregnancy weight?
You should do a show on bottle feeding and how it IS okay. Some mom's have a hard time with breast feeding and shouldn't be made to feel guilty for not continuing with it and choosing the bottle. Breast feeding can be such a touchy subject for those that tried hard but just couldn't get it right and others make them feel like failures. Even the breast feeding clinics make women feel like they HAVE to breast feed. Give mom's a break....we are all trying to do our best and we should be celebrating the fact that we can recognize what is best for our child and our family...not to mention our sanity.
Hello I watched your show for the first time and loved it. One of the ladies did a full marathon (you rock) and had a trainer named Ashley. Could you advise on a website or email address to contact her? I do 10km runs and thought about training for 1/2 and seeing your episode made me realize I need to add more aspects to my fitness routine?
As a new Mom, I have really enjoyed and valued The Mom Show and all it has to offer. Although not everything is relevant to me at this time as my daughter is only 3 months old, I still find the information useful for the future. It is really unfortunate that the show is no longer on the air but I record every episode. Thanks for providing this resource and the reassurance that comes with it!
I have been watching this show since i had my first child and I do love it. Im 23 and low income, I have 4 children, my eldest boy is four I have one daughter who is 3 and identical twin 14 month old boys, so I see your shows on old moms and moms of multiples and moms with several children but i havent see shows on low income moms or moms under 25, Just wondering WHY??
Does anyone know the name of the Materinty clothing line where you get like 7 differant piece of clothing. It was on the epiosed were they were in a mall having a contest...I don't remember if they won or came in second...but anyways I want the name so I can buy some
I'm not a mother but I do babysit every other week for my boyfriend and these kids could very possibly be my step kids one day. Right now they are an eight year old girl and a six year old boy. I have many concerns but my main worry is about whether it's reasonable to worry about how differently I may love my own future kids to the kids I already know. I worry that I will love my own kids more and treat them differently or favour them to my step children.
hi there, i'm a mom of 2 and a nurse and I have to say that I agree with Dr Dave about the internet. People should trust their doctor, but to remember that they are human and mistakes do get made. It is ALWAYS ok to ask for a second opinion.
Hi - where can I purchase DVD's of past episodes?
Bonjour,je trouve que votre emission est genial. Vous maver rassurer pour ma premier grossesse l'annee passe. Maintenant je suis enceinte pour mon deuxieme bebe, j'ecoute votre emission a chaque jour que sa passe et meme des rerun hihi...Dr Dave est supert inteligent donne des bon conseille est nanny donne asser des bon truc wow je vous admire tout vous fait un bon group continuer le bon travaille Louisa 23 Petit-Rocher, NB
I am not a mom yet, but I do love this show! It gives you a better idea of what you are getting into before you plan on having a baby. I tell all my friends about this show and how it is the real deal. It really helped me and my husband come to the decision to start trying.
Im a new mother, my daughter is 9 months old now. I have a hard time doing things for myself. Im always alone with her and when i leave, i feel guilty about leaving her. I would like to hear some tips about parents that are seperated, and are trying to do the best thing for their child. I want to work, but i dont want to miss out on my daughters life. When do you guys think is a good time to start working and getting a babysitter, or daycare? Which is better for the child? Does it depend on age? Thanks you P.S. i have been watching this show since i became a mother.
Love your show and just caught the one when you redid the couples room. My husband and I have twin girls and to give ourselves a place of our own my husband redecorated our room in a Medieval Renaissance style ( I being a history person had to have something off the wall). Lots of Candles and very romantice. It has been wonderful and still after four years is our favorite place to retreat. We also redid our dinning room as a Medieval Castle, we dine with candle litht every evening, our girls love it and again it just helps to set a different tone to the day. Keeps the romance alive, after 18 years of marriage I can saw it keeps getting better. Thanks for you show. jennifer Kasian M
I just saw your segment about your son's laser pointer toy. I was shocked when you pointed the laser into your own face. Perhaps this link will show you the danfers of laser pointers.http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/LabPage/laserpointersafety.htmPlay safe
Welcome back Mom Show, I have been waiting for the new season for way too long. I have been watching your show since the beginning and love it. When I was working I would record it to watch it at night, now that I am on maternity leave for my 6 months old son. I have nothing but time on my hands specialhly since my 6 and hald year old daughter went back to school. Loved today's topics for 1 the talkative kid and having an only child which I had for the past 6 years until I had my son in February. And yes, people are judgmental when you choose to have on child. I finally chose to have a second child because my daughter felt too lonely and always complained about not having any siblings. She was too needy and never wanted to leave her friends or cousins homes. I gotta tell you, since having her little brother, she stopped acting out and behaves like a big sister. She helps me around the house and plays with him constantly. Anyways, I am happy the Mom show is back with a new season.
Hello Katherine and Laurie, I am a guy, and I love watching the show because Laurie and Katherine are so HOT!!! I also love watching the women who come on the show because most of them are MILF's too.Katherine and Laurie are the most beautiful women on Slice!!!!!Keep Rocking the sexy clothes girls!!!
My epidural experience was horrible! I was leaking spinal fluid and needed a blood patch procedure 5 days after I delivered. For those 5 days I couldn't sit or stand up, all I could do was lay flat. Dr.Dave should have shared this complication on the show (Sept.8). I will never have an epidural again:(
I just watched your show on Epidurals , and it drives me nuts when you just talk about the effects of it on pain. It does effect so many other things. The baby is effected mildly, but enough to cause a chain reaction of problems. The baby is sleepy enough that if you are breast feeding, the baby is too sleepy to pick it up in the time the baby's instinct is strongest, after the first 1/2 hr. The mom misses the "love cocktail" of hormones our body naturally releases, because she is numb. So a lot of the mothers on epidurals have a hard time breastfeeding and do not feel as connected to the baby, as mothers without do. Please do some more research into the things on topics people do not know about. You should bring in some other experts, like a midwife. Watch Rikki Lake's movie "The business of being born" or read a book called -Misconceptions.
Love the show! Watch it as much as I can. One thing that I always wonder when watching it is, what color is the kitchen wall painted? I know this really has nothing to do with the show but I love the color. Does anyone know how I could find this out?
I agree with the lady you had on today...my child has had 'chores' since she was very wee (about 2 & 1/2 - 3). She has always had to put her toys away (make it easy with buckets and containers), she makes her bed each morning ~ and has since she was 2 & 1/2 and does a great job. She helps us change the beds weekly ~ with our help, and she tidies her bedroom.Discipline doesn't have to be a bad thing ~ it's great to learn some easy responsibility early on.
Hi..I love to wach your show. I am a busy mom of two...boy..who is nine, daughter who is 6...and I run my home day care where I have 9 children of mix eges...so allways something helpful comes along...I would like to see more family menagment...how to bring harmony...in to the house.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show!! i don't even have children of my own (yet), but I wake up every morning just to watch it :)Is there anyway to get a hold of dr. dave? I need some medical advice from a reputable OB/GYN.Can someone post the email address to the mom show? I've tried a few, with failed attempts >:(Thanks!
HelloI don't get to watch your show often, but love it when I do. I was watching today's episode - Sept. 10th - and you mentioned doing a show on Manners in restaurants....PLEASE DO!I believe in having respect for another person when you are sharing the space, but unfortunately my husband's family does not. They say "kids are kids". The eldest grandson is allowed to do as he wishes...screaming and running around in restaurants. The parents of the first grand-daughter gave up and now allows her to run around with the older grandson. My problem, I have a very loud and full of energy 2 year old that is now watching these older children and wants to do what they do. From manners to poor nutrition.How do I teach my daughter manners in public around children that have none? How do I be the "mean" parent, without being the monster? Especially with a daughter that is in her terrible 2s.As well, how do you teach your child that something is not ok, when children all around her are doing it?
well my question is if my 1 and a half year old daughter cries what should u do like what should a parent do when a baby cries just pick them up or let them be by theirselves..
Hi there - mom of two boys here (2.5 years and 3.5 months old) and was hoping to see a show on excema and plagiocephaly done. My first son has a flat head at the back due to the back to sleep program and it rounded out somewhat with repositioning. My second son also has a flat spot on the side of his head, even though I do a great deal of repositioning, etc. The amount of stress and upset this drawback to reducing SIDS causes is great. I believe I am going to have to get a helmet for my second son to correct his head and am somewhat stressed about the social stigma that is attached to this treatment. I think a show raising awareness about this, with some children who have plagiocephaly and some who are wearing bands/helmets on, it would be great! More knowledge = more understanding and compassion. Informing the unknowing will strengthen the community of moms out there instead of tearing it apart. Thanks!
Watching your show on bed wetting.I had a child who wet the bed until she was over 7. We were OK with it due to her never being dry before and know that the cause was she was a very heavy sleeper.We found out from our doctor about an alarm that we could pin on our daughters panties and on her PJ top and with in 2 months she is dry every night. The alarm was wonderful.The company we got the alarm from also returned 1/2 our cost after we returned the alarm.
Hello I am 20 and pregnant with my first baby. You were doing a segment on cravings and mentioned that pickles and ice cream was thought to be a myth. Well I actually have craved pickles and ice cream, just thought I would share :)
Hi there,When my boyfriend and I started to try to conceive, i was really glad to watch the show on tv. I never thought that I would be pregnant 2 months after trying. Your show help me alot :)Now I'm 10 weeks pregnant and it's our first time pregnant. Because of a 1/10 small rupture from the baby to the egg, I am bed resting for two weeks from work so I love waking up in the morning to listen to your advice on your show. Hope to have a good news from the doctor next week :) Thanks again!!
Can anyone tell me which episode Dr. Dave was debating home birth vs. hospital birth with a panel of moms on the Mom Show? I'm working on a blog post / article and would like to reference it.http://honest2betsy.blogspot.com/
I wish I knew about this show earlier - too bad it's the last season-did people stop having babies? - I wanted to share one tool that I found about helping babies sleep. It's called Baby Sound Asleep and I use it every day when my children go to sleep. They call it DODO music (DODO being french). I got it in the website but it's also on iTunes. AHH sweet sweet sleep...
Hey Ladies! I have now become a follower too, since watching your show this week for the first time. Although I have been there, done that... my kids are a little older 8yr old daughter & 16yr old son, it would be nice to see more segments on older kids and not so much on infants & tantrums. I also was the primary caregiver for my own Mother who had alzheimers for 12 years, now we can really talk about mutli-tasking! That is the reality of life. Keep up the great work, you two ladies totally crack me up, so thank you for your complete honesty and keeping it real! Best regards, Maddy
I noticed a comment that someone would like the topic of adoption discussed, I would also! I have a little boy, and hope to adopt a little girl once he starts school. I plan to adopt through C.A.S. I hope that adoption is discussed on one of your future shows!Thanks, Love the show! Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much to Laurie, Katherine, Nanny R., Dr. D, and Dr. Gordon (and to Slice) - this show taught me so much and most of all lifted my spirits when I thought I was losing my mind. I'm 40, my husband is 44 and our daughter is now 5 months. We had her later than some would, but we're thrilled! We were finally ready - but not for *everything* : )You were real, personal, funny and honest. We appreciate what you've shared and we'll miss the show very much. (Yes! both of us = not just the MOM).It's a shame too, because it seems like there's a "baby blossom" happening out there and we need honest shows like this more than ever to help us all cope!I vote to bring it back!!!Yours sincerely,Lisa
Hi Everyone,I was a guest mom on the show, which aired on September 18th on Slice. The episode was about 6 month olds and my twin boys were featured. I was so excited to see it except I'm an idiot and missed the episode because I was at work!!!! And now, because the show has ended, Slice doesn't give us the option to buy the episodes that were previously recorded. If anyone recorded it or has a copy of it, I would forever be in debt to you if there was someway I could get a copy from you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
I want to start by saying I am a huge fan of the show. I was very disappointed, however, to see a whole family jumping on a trampoline today on your "makover" segment. This is a HUGE issue for me (I am a nurse) because it is a known fact that this is an EXTREMELY dangerous practice. There are warnings on these trampolines about this and perhaps DR.DAVE could do a segment about this?? BTW the makeover was great :)
On today's episode Peter Papapetrou showed a beautiful blue dress to the mom getting a wardrobe makeover. How can I find out where to buy this dress?
It would be great to see a show guiding others on adoption etiquette. As an adoptive mom, I often receive insensitive and outrageous comments regarding adoption. Just a helpful hint to those of you who know someone about to adopt - do a quick google search on adoption etiquette - and never ask about the "real" parents - they are the ones sitting across from you!
LOVE the show.I have been a fan for years.Today's makeover was great.Really like the bangs and shorter hair on her.
Hello,I really like your show, thank you for the tips and help.I saw a cooking segment on Sep 18 or 19 at the end of the show. I believe the book is called supper survivor... but I am not sure. Could you please send me the book's information and the place I could get it? Thank email@example.com
I am watching the show now, and you just finished the Mommy Minute on tv remotes. My family used to have the same problem. We used to have 7 remotes for everything we had. We do have a universal remote now. It is the best investment we ever made. I must say though when we went out looking for one I wasn't overly impressed. My husband was in the section where they cost you an arm and a leg. We spent 169.99 plus tax on our remote. The remote we purchased was a Harmony 670 from Future Shop and even though I hate how much it costed, we are down to one remote and there isn't much to explain. I guess the saying you get what you pay for fits in this case. Hope you can get down to one remote in the future! Good Luck!
Hi Ladies, I am a young mom of 2 girls, 5 yrs and 13mos and I just love your show. I'm actually watching it now as I write this note. Laurie I feel your pain about all the remotes for the t.v. and I maybe able to offer some relief. If you search Programming remotes on Google, there are websites for all the cable services that help to program all your electronic devices onto one remote. I hope this is helpful and it is quite easy to do and makes watching t.v. much more enjoyable. Well the commercial is over, so good luck with that and again great show. Amy
first and formost LOVE the show... its kinda my window into the outside world. I'm a young mom of 2 girls my oldest is 3 and my youngest is 8 mths old. i didn't take Mat leave with my oldest soo i thought "Hey why not take the full year with my second" nobody tells you that you loose every ounce of your social life when you take a year. And why is it that moms feel the need to take on every responsibility in the house... and why is it that your husband doesn't seem to notice? thanks for reading my rant !! :)
As a Dad, I really enjoy the show and love the discussions that my beautiful wife and I have during and after the show. Great insight and very relevant topics!One issue that rarely is discussed, and almost goes unnoticed is how frequently parents will freely discuss the very personal issues that their children are facing. While well intentioned, it is a violation of a child's privacy to openly discuss their very personal issues and I would encourage parents to think twice about what they disclose and how their child may feel about it.This is not directed to the show specifically, but more of an observation that I have made when chatting with other parents. I have heard over and over again, comment such as: "my little Sally is sooo upset. She isn't developing as quickly as her peers and cried all night last night..." or "my son has low self esteem. Last night he told me that he is a loser."We all remember how difficult it can be to be a child and how intense our emotions were. To be "outed" in this way can be very detrimental to a child's sense of trust in their parents.We wouldn't (hopefully) discuss the personal issues of adults with others, so why do we do this with children?
LOVE THE SHOW, WATCH IT ALL THE TIME. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE COLOUR YOU USED TO PAINT THE STUDIO IN THE BACK ROOM (THE BLUE ROOM)AND WHO IS IT BY. THANKS
I was wondering if you could do a show on Mother's by choice? I am in consideration of this and know there is quite a large network in the US but would love to see Canadian side.thanks
What was the name of Laurie Gelman best novels to read and watch from Wed Sept 23rd showThanks
Hey there. I'm writing from PEI Canada and just wanted to say how much I love your show. I was never a tv girl before especially in the morning but now that I'm nursing my 2 month old twin boys together I'm stuck on the couch for long periods of time so its nice to have something humorous, educational, and fun to watch. Any chance that you'll be doing a show on multiples soon? The boys are our only kids and what a shocker to the system to have twins right off the bat. I'm an organic farmer and just want to tell all pregnant ladies out there that I worked full time on the farm right up until the day I gave birth which was right to full term, 40 weeks. My water broke at home on a Sunday night and earlier that day I was digging potatoes in my market garden. I had no complications during my pregnancy and credit it to some good luck but mostly to a good work ethic and being fit. Oh by the way, having twins is the best!!!
Just had to say love your show. I just started to watch it. Being a divorced mom of 6 kids(ranging in age from 24 down to 8, soon to be 9 ). You have great ideas and tips.
Hello and I'd like to say I do enjoy your show. I think if you have newborns, girls or very young children you cover it well. But as a mom of very active 5 year olds I don't find much that applies to me. I know both hosts have children above toddler age, so how about a show there. Or one based on multiples. I did see a previous post for a mother asking for a show on multiples also including support if one or more has special needs. It does look like you have been offered many great ideas and I would love to see you ass them in. Thank you.Susan
I would like to say I love the show. I seem to catch it every morning as my lil man wakes up for his morning feed. He is all of just over two months old. I find myself at a lost as to make sure he is safe when sleeping. If you do everything they say you should be doing. I was so excited to see todays show were a mother invented something to help me sleep better. Wouldn't you know it I missed the name of this great invention and didn't hear anything about how I can find it. If anyone saw todays show or can help me in anyway please put up a post. THANK U :)
Can anyone tell me what the name of the product (from one of the mompreneurs on today's show-the 29th) that was a fitted crib sheet with a diaper-like support and zippered blanket attached? And, where you can find it??? Thanks!
That's the same one I am looking for Julia. If you happen to find it please let me know. My lil guy is a wiggle worm.
Hi! I'm new to Canada. My family and I including my little girl are settling in well but I would like to see a show dedicated for moms who are new to Canada as we are often a very lonely bunch. I have found loads for my little girl to do living in Mississauga but find myself often feeling so alone and isolated with no adult conversation at all. I miss the bond I had with my female friends and wish there was some way I can connect with other moms out there who are new to Canada. When I do get a chance to watch your show I love how candid and honest it is. Also for the fashion segment could you pls do a segment on how we moms could look good in casual wear. I love the makeovers but find that I would never get a chance to wear pretty dresses and heels as most of my outings are kids parties , parks and trips to the mall!
I have a comment about "strepp throat mom" who appeared on the show on Sept.30.It's always so interesting that parents of children who attend daycare are so quick to say that everythin