Mamas on Magic 107.9: Which words should be banned?

Are there certain words and phrases that you are SO sick of hearing that you’d wish they could be banned for life? Forty years ago, Lake Superior State University started publishing a list of words that should be banned for “misuse, overuse and uselessness.” (The words on the list come from submissions from the public bannedreceived during the previous year.)

So which words made this year’s list of “Words that Should Be Banished” from the English language?

Click the play arrow on the audio bars below to hear us talk about a few of those words and phrases during a recent week of the Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment. (You can hear the show live on Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. each weekday.)

Monday’s segment

Tuesday’s segment

Wednesday’s segment

Thursday’s segment

Friday’s segment

When and why to use “Mama Bear” mode

MAMA BEAR SLIDEREven the sweetest, most mild-mannered woman in the world is capable of turning into a ferocious, dangerous “mama bear” when her babies are threatened. The instinct to protect our own is strong.

A nwaMotherlode reader asked us recently to talk about the Mama Bear instinct during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio show (which airs weekdays at 7:45 am.) It was a great topic that made us take a hard look at the kinds of situations where we think it’s not only necessary but also good to show your claws and fight for what’s right.

Click on the left side of each audio bar below to hear the discussion. What makes you shift into your most fearsome “Mama Bear mode?”

Mama Bear Scenario No. 1

Mama Bear Scenario No. 2

Mama Bear Scenario No. 3

Mama Bear Scenario No. 4

Mama Bear Scenario No. 5

What makes you go all Mama Bear? Post a comment below and tell us what kinds of situation transform you from Winnie the Pooh into an angry Mama Bear who’s ready for a fight.

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Parenting hot topics

hot topics parenting sliderEverybody has an opinion to share when it comes to parenting. But sometimes the best thing to do is to AVOID volunteering opinions on those topics that are more about personal preference and not directly related to the health and safety of a child.

We tackled a few of these hot-button issues recently during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment. (The radio show airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9. Tune in to hear it!)

Click the LEFT side of the audio bars below to hear more about this round-up of topics that can be too hot to handle.

Discussing “birth plans”

Care and feeding of babies

How many kids to have

Issues with older kids

How to deal with parenting criticism

Click here to hear more of the segments aired on Mamas on Magic 107.9.

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Helpful tips for Mompreneurs

Mompreneurs sliderMamas, if you’ve ever thought about starting your own home-based business, you might want to hear the audio files below. Recently during our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment, we talked about “Mompreneurs” — moms who attempt to raise kids AND a small business at the same time.

Since Shannon and I became mompreneurs ourselves six years ago, this topic is a fun one for us. We hope we’ve passed along a few helpful tips to our fellow mamas who might want to jump into the small business trenches with us.

Click the LEFT side of each audio bar below to hear the discussions. (And tune in to Magic 107.9 each weekday at 7:45 a.m. to hear more of Mamas on Magic.)

Our mompreneur story

Tips on getting started

Secrets of success

More secrets of success

Should your hobby become a business?


Mamas on Magic 107.9: Babysitter Do’s and Don’t's

betsy the babysitterLet’s make sure this New Year comes complete with a list of great, reliable babysitters who make our lives easier and make our kids’ lives even more fun.

We tackled the subject of babysitter do’s and don’t's recently during our Mamas on Magic radio segments. (Hear the radio show every weekday at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.)

Click the left side of each audio bar below to hear more.

Babysitting “back in the day”

What babysitters wish moms knew

Babysitter horror stories (yikes!)

What moms wish babysitters knew

Babysitter checklist