Parenting Manners Matter, Too

manners sliderAs moms, we all know it’s important to teach our kids good manners, but it’s just as important that we, as parents, use great manners ourselves. We’ll be the first to admit that sometimes we need a little brush-up on good parenting manners.

We discussed issues with manners recently during the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio show, which airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m.

Click the left arrow on each audio bar below to hear the segments on parenting manners.

On school car line etiquette

On personal questions

On sharing unsolicited opinions

On smartphone etiquette

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Easy beauty tips for busy moms

beauty sliderWe all want to look our best but we also have lots of balls to juggle on a daily basis. So during a recent week of the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio show, we compiled some of our favorite no-fuss no-muss beauty tips for busy moms who don’t have a lot of extra time to devote to spa days or beauty treatments.

To hear the radio show, listen to it live on Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. each weekday. Or click the play arrow on the left of each audio bar below to hear it now.

Non-surgical facelift?

Simple makeup tips

Favorite hair products

Fashion trends

What we wish we knew then…

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!

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