Join Laura Max Rose as she interviews experts in fields pertaining to motherhood, mothers themselves and all-around heartwarming and thought-provoking folk whom she hopes will make everyone’s motherhood journey easier, fuller and more joyful.
What do I do if my kids don't like each other? Blimie Heller of Unconditional Parenting weighs in
59:07Smiling, happy siblings are the picture we see often when presented with family snapshots on social media and in holiday cards, but are siblings who get along really imperative to a functioning family? If your kids don't like each other, is there anything you can do about that? Blimie Heller returns to Look Ma' No Hands to give her perspective.
Navigating marriage in the newborn stage and beyond with Sally Maxwell, Aspen Relationship Coach
55:55"You were two before, and now, you are three. And yes, you wanted to become three, but that still doesn’t mean that you aren’t grieving the loss of when you were just two. This is completely normal and many couples don’t allow themselves the space to go through this transition and acknowledge both the complex emotions that accompany it, as well as the very real changes that happen to the relationship." Sally Maxwell, Max-Well Coaching Join me for a gripping interview with my friend Sally Maxwell, a relationship coach here in Aspen, Colorado, as we dive into her experience welcoming her second newborn with her husband and what she knows about making marriage work in especially stressful times. Visit Sally anytime at max-wellcoaching.com.
What does is mean to "honor thy mother and father"? What does this look like when your relationship with your parents is complicated?
45:01Whether you identify as religious or not, there's little room for doubt that many of us millennial parents were heavily influenced by religious philosophy in our youth and continue to question it in our adulthood. While it's a straighforward commandment on its face, "Honor Thy Mother and Father" can be complicated if your relationship with your parents was strained, challenging, or abusive. In this very special episode of Look Ma' No Hands, I'm sitting down with my very own Rabbi, Rabbi Mendel Mintz, to ask about the sixth commandment, the future of human beings in the face of AI, and why free speech is so important. To learn more about Rabbi Mintz and the Jewish Community Center in Aspen, visit jccaspen.com.
Getting out from under the influencers: why you want what other people have and how to return to yourself
56:33It's human nature to want what we can't have, but what if the influences around you actually make you think want things you don't actually want? This is a phenomenon called mimetic desire, and in his book "Wanting", Luke Burgis explores how mimetic desire can lead us down an unfulfilling path and also help us curate a life that genuinely brings us joy.
Mental Health, Meghan Markle, and mothering the way we were meant to with Megan Birkel of Willow Crowns
1:00:45Look Ma' No Hands is BACK...and trust me, this conversation is all the proof you'll need to know it's better than ever. In this first episode of Season Two, I'm welcoming one of your favorite guests, Megan Birkel of Willow Crowns, back to the podcast to discuss: Zoloft and motherhood What's really important in parenting (and what's really NOT) The kind of mothering that really pisses us off Meghan Markle (you don't want to miss this part) and more!
A hot take on "cancel culture": how we can become more constructive in the way we treat others and ourselves with Rachel Tuchman, LMHC
1:09:54Is cancel culture cancelling culture? How can we move forward in the face of hurt caused by another without writing them off entirely? Societally, can we move in a more constructive direction when opinions shock and surprise us? What can we do differently when it comes to strangers, friends, ourselves and our children? Rachel Tuchman, license mental health counselor from Long Island, New York, weighs in.
Nurturing your relationship when you only have five minutes and haven’t slept in a year and navigating conflict with your spouse or partner when you have kids with Dr. Elizabeth Miller
1:09:34When it comes to relationships and marriages, kids are a total game changer. Often times, the advice we get about connecting and reconnecting with our partner or spouse once our children are born is unattainable or impractical, but in this episode, psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Miller is sharing practical, real-life and every day ways to strengthen your relationship with kids in tow.
"I'm not an employee of my children." Megan Birkel of Willow Crowns on being the boss
58:54A happy, calm family starts at the top (read: with mom.) If you've ever needed permission to put yourself first, and evidence as to why that actually helps everyone around you, this is the LMNH episode you can't miss.
Your Sibling Rivalry Questions ANSWERED with Blimie Heller of Unconditional Parenting
1:01:33Sibling rivalry is one of the biggest challenges in parenting, and Blimie Heller of Unconditional Parenting is here to help us navigate these complex dynamics and do what we can to contribute to harmonious relationships between our children.