Tips for tense family gatherings

Mamas, we know that not every big family get-together is easy and peaceful. Sometimes it’s stressful and filled with cringe-worthy moments you’d rather avoid.

angry-frustrated200If you’re facing a few tense family moments during this holiday week, we rounded up some tips that might help. We discussed a few awkward family gathering scenarios recently during our Mamas on Magic radio segment, which airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.

If you missed hearing it on the radio, click the “play” arrow on the audio bars below to hear those tips now.

Dysfunctional Family Bingo

Picky eaters at Thanksgiving

Tension about which relatives to visit

Irritable kids when visiting relatives

The Gratitude Quiz

Mom rants on commercials, dishes, laundry and email

dirty-dishesIf you’re a mom, we’re betting that you’re like us and every now and then — when you get really fed up — you go on a “mom rant.” Maybe you just vent that frustration out alone in the car or maybe everybody in the whole neighborhood can hear it.

Either way, sometimes a mama just has to express herself — forcefully. That’s what we did recently during our Mamas on Magic radio segment, which airs weekdays on Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. We took on “those” commercials that need to come with an R rating, dirty dishes in the sink, laundry that doesn’t make it to the hamper, pharmaceutical commercials and much more.

Click on the “play” arrows below to hear some of our favorite Mom Rants.

About those R-rated commercials

About those pharmaceutical commercials

Put it in the hamper, for Pete’s sake!

Wash the dishes. Don’t stack them in the sink!

Mama rant about email

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Laundry lessons

If there’s one thing almost all moms have in common, it’s the ongoing struggle to keep up with the laundry. It’s that thing that’s always waiting for us — another load of white, another load to fold, Laundryanother stack of things to put away.

We tackled the topic of laundry recently on our radio segment, Mamas on Magic 107.9. (It airs at 7:45 a.m. weekdays on Magic 107.9.)We discussed everything from tips on stains to teaching your kids how to do more of their own laundry loads.

If you missed it, click the play arrow on the audio bars below to hear it now.

Tips from the Stain Ninja

Don’t be a laundry martyr

Tips from the experts

Luxurious laundry rooms

Mamas on Magic 107.9: If bugs are bugging you…

We love summer but we don’t love all the bugs that come with it.

mosquito graphicThe threat of the Zika virus has put many of us, especially pregnant women, on edge this summer. We discussed all the things that “bug” us during a recent week on Mamas on Magic 107.9. (You can hear it live any weekday at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.)

For more tips on how to beat the bugs this summer, click the play arrow on the audio bars below to hear the info now. (Be sure to listen to the segment on what types of mosquito repellent work best. It’s important to make sure your spray has the right type of ingredients to make it effective.)

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Spiders and wasps…yikes!

Other things that bug us: traffic, social media issues, whining

Make sure your mosquito repellent has these ingredients

Best treatments for bug bites

Bugs and pets: Tick threat is high

mosquito joe slider

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Summer Trends

With summer officially in swing, we thought we’d do some research on this season’s hottest trends (like the slides on the right). We found a great roundup in a recent issue of InStyle magazine and discussed our favorites dr scholls j crewduring a recent week of Mamas on Magic 107.9. If you missed it, click the audio bars below to hear it now.

You can always catch the Mamas on Magic at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9 weekdays. Hope you’ll join us!

Gold-rimmed sunglasses, knotted ponytails and more

Indigo and off-the-shoulder blouses

The Great Flip-Flop Debate

Three-piece swimwear and beach/pool essentials

Fringed sunhats, Bohemian prints and more