Mamas on Magic 107.9: Halloween costume ideas!

frozen costumeWe’ve only got two weeks to go before Halloween. Do you have your costumes yet?

If not, maybe we can help out with some suggestions. This week during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segments, we talked about this year’s trends in Halloween costumes for boys, girls and adults. And we even talked about ideas for the “kinda-sorta” costumes — easy outfits for people who don’t want to go all-out for Halloween but would like to wear something simple to show their Halloween spirit.

The Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segments air at 7:45 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.

If you miss it on the radio, just click the left side of the audio bars below to hear each segment online. Happy Friday!

Girl costume ideas

Boy costume ideas

Adult costume ideas

Kinda-sorta costume ideas for kids

Kinda-sorta costume ideas for adults

 

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Parenting stories in the news

Headlines slider 2When parents or parenting issues make national or local news, it always catches our eye. We talked about some of the more recent parenting headlines in our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment.

To hear the radio show, just listen to Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. each weekday.

To listen online, click the LEFT side of each audio bar below to hear that news story discussion.

Monday’s segment

Tuesday’s segment

Wednesday’s segment

Thursday’s segment

Friday’s segment

 

The ‘Mom Brain’ in action at the grocery store

mamas on magic 107.9We have so much fun with our radio show, Mamas on Magic, which runs every weekday at 7:45 a.m. over at Magic 107.9.

We recently talked about the “Mom Brain” during one of our 90-second segments and, in case you missed it, we wanted to share. It’s a real-time listen to the types of things that might be going on at any given time in a mother’s head.

Can you relate?

Listen and see if you recognize how fast a train of thought can derail when you’ve got Mom Brain (or read a transcript from the Mamas on Magic segment if you like to read rather than listen!):

Good morning. I’m Gwen and I’m Shannon and this week we’re sharing a few words and phrases from our own personal Mama Wikipedia

Yes, and today we’re going to discuss Mom Brain. Instead of offering a definition, we thought we’d just give you a little peek INSIDE the Mom Brain to help describe this phenomenon.

Why don’t we set the scene? Mom is at the grocery store. She somehow made it there ALONE to shop. But her kids are still with her. In HER HEAD.

Listen to the subject’s Mom Brain engage, right there in the frozen vegetable aisle:

“Green beans, great, fabulous, but my kid won’t EAT green beans. That child will probably get rickets if I don’t get some green beans into her body – no, wait, rickets are related to oranges, right?”

“Oranges! I forgot the flippin’ oranges. Now I have to go all the way back to produce because I forgot the CUTIES for snack at soccer. I’m sure everyone will love oranges instead of Oreos. Well too bad. I’m gonna be that annoying healthy mom. No junk food!”

“Ooooh, Milk Duds! I haven’t had any Milk Duds since our last date night at the movies. When was that? Six months ago? GAHHH, I can’t remember. I’ve GOT to get a sitter or we’re probably headed to divorce court.”

OK, pause. That was just a little peek into the Mom Brain, which, as you can tell, is very, very full. If we moms occasionally hesitate when you ask us a question – or we seem to be staring into space a lot  – just realize we’re probably having a very rich inner dialogue that would be HIGHLY entertaining if you could hear it out loud.

No doubt. Well, thanks for listening and we hope your mom brain has a few minutes of downtime today.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Mama Wikipedia: Do you know these words?

Mama WikipediaMamas, we know that you guys already speak fluent “mom.” But your husband, kids or single friends might sometimes be confused by some of the words that come flying out of your mouth on busy days.

So we put together our own version of Wikipedia so we could explain some of these terms. Hope this “Mama Wikipedia” starts off your October with a smile.

To hear the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segments (where these audio clips first aired), listen to Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. Click the left side of the audio bars below to hear them now.

Defining the term: “Botox Brow” (not the cosmetic procedure!)

Defining the term: “Mama Meltdown”

Defining the term: “Brutal Honesty” (As in… Do these jeans look okay on me?)

Defining the term: “Mom-Brain”

Defining the term: “Sass Talk”

 

Perks and Pitfalls of the Tween Years

perks pitfalls tween yearsHave you or are you now parenting a “tween”? You know that lovely stage of life that happens somewhere between 10 and 13? Well, Shannon and I are in the radio microphonethick of it right now, so we devoted a whole week of radio segments to a discussion on the “Perks and Pitfalls of the Tween Years.”

If you’ve already traveled this road with your kids, we hope you get a laugh or two over some fond memories when you hear these segments. And if you’re heading into this phase soon with your own kids, we hope you pick up a helpful tip or two. And if you’re in the “tween trenches” with us right now? Well, let’s all stick together and get through this thing, shall we?

You can hear the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio show at 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday on Magic 107.9. Click on the left side of the audio bars below to hear the segments on tweens.

Monday’s segment

Tuesday’s segment

Wednesday’s segment

Thursday’s segment

Friday’s segment

 

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