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EPISODE 32 - DAY CARE STRUGGLES, PHOTOSHOOTS AND MORE

This week on the podcast Bricia and Paulina go on an emotional roller coast, first Bricia breaks down after a call she received regarding her daycare situation, they they both celebrate big milestones for Santiago and Sabina.  They also share about their fun photoshoot over the weekend with the kids, Bricia's Gen Beauty experience when she finally met her makeup idol!  Plus they discuss and share their favorite picks and tips of the week.  

This Episode was brought to you by our sponsor Seventh Generation.  To learn more about Seventh Generation and their products, please visit http://www.seventhgeneration.com. 

And don't forget to hashtag your Seventh Generation pics with #SuperMamaGeneration

SHOW NOTES:

RIE Parenting Approach

Lily Ro Photgraphy

Generation Beauty

Desi Perkins YouTube Channel

Kuhn Rikon Kinderkitchen

Velvet TV Series

Dave's Killer Bread

Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

EPISODE 31 - OUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND; ZIKA, BEYONCE & MORE

This week on the podcast we have another good ol' girl talk to tell you all about our Holiday Weekend. We talk about how we celebrated Valentine's day with our husbands and what we did with the kids on our days off.  Also, we get into talking about the Zika Virus and how it is starting to hit really close to home,  how we get from there to talking about Beyonce and today's hottest artists? you will have to listen and find out.  

EPISODE 30 - EARLY EDUCATION 101

This week we talk schools again! Do you know the difference between a Neighborhood Assigned, a Magnet, a Charter or a SAS School? Neither did we, so we invited our dear friend Brittie Crawford, Co-Founder or World City Center to walk us through the different choices we have when it comes to choosing grade level schools for our kids.  She gives us so much valuable information in this Kindergarten 411 session you won't want to miss it. 

SHOW NOTES:

Metagenics Phytomulti with Iron

Nordic Naturals- Ultimate Omega Support

Health force Nutritionals- The Ultimate Priobiotic

Comparing Early Education Programs

Resident School Identifier

GATE Program 

E-Choices Programs

Magnet Programs

Charter Schools

SAS Program

What is a Vaginal Steam Bath?

EPISODE 29 - SUPER MAMAS SISTERS Q&A

This week we had our second Super Mamas Q & A Session. You asked and we answered once again.  We go into a variety of subjects from some our favorite products and gift ideas to potty training tips, flying tips and business tips.  We also discuss once again the importance of self-care to maintain a balanced life and towards the end of the show things get somewhat spicy when we get into the “sex questions” so prepare to laugh and enjoy the conversation.  Thank you for all of your fun questions!

SHOW NOTES:

CLIC Charter Schools (Dual Immersion Education)

Eucerin Lotion

Josie Maran Hand Lotion

Lubriderm Lotion 

Avenue Eczema Therapy Lotion

Brendon Burchard Motivational Speaker

Children's Toilet Seat

EPISODE 28 - CHILD SERVICES SCARE

One of the scariest things you can encounter, as a parent living in the US is when Child Services gets involved in your life.  This week Paulina and Bricia share two very intense stories of times when this happened to them.  Even though they were very different circumstances, both incidents provoked the same feelings of vulnerability and fear within them.  In this emotional episode, find out how the experience influenced their views on ‘the system’ and most importantly, how their parenting styles have been affected by it.

 

SHOW NOTES:

URBAN DICTIONARY.. to keep up with the youngsters

BABY 411 BOOK (Bricia's "baby bible")

ELEVATED MATTRESS / TUCKER SLING (now ramp)

STORIES PODCAST

NO MAS BEBES MOVIE

 

EPISODE 27 - THE ULTIMATE SUPER MAMAS BABY REGISTRY

It is always challenging for a first time mommy to know exactly what to add to their baby registry.  There are tons of products out there and sometimes it can get overwhelming and confusing.  This week, we talk about our“if I knew then what I know now” essentials Registry List.  We came up with a list of our favorite products and what we consider are “must have” items for that special time.  There are also things that you might not get on your shower, but you can buy with an extra discount if they are added with time to your registry so take advantage of that perk if given to you!   We hope you find this helpful!

 
 

BABY GEAR

Infant Carseat & Convertible Carseat: There are tons of options out there, so do your research and find the one that best fits your family and budget.  These are the car seats we personally both own. 

Graco 4 Ever All In One Convertible Carseat

Chicco KeyFit30 Infant Car Seat

Chicco Nextfit Zip

Stroller:  Again, so many options, find one that fits your lifestyle and budget, they all do the same kind of work.  These are the strollers we have after much research and are happy with.

Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller

Bugaboo Bee Stroller

Graco Connect Stroller

Mommy Hook

Baby Swing and Bouncer:

Fisher Price Snugabunny Craddle Swing

Nuna Leaf Baby Twilight

Baby Wrap:

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier:

Ergo Baby Four Position 360

Tula Baby Carrier

PlayMat:

Tadpoles Playmat

Infantino Grow With Me Activity Mat

BREASTFEEDING - 

My BrestFriend Nursing Pillow

Leachco Cuddle-U Nursing Pillow

Mother's Love Nipple Cream

Nursing Bras

Nursing Tanks

Easy Access Pajama Set

MotherLove More Milk Special Blend Capsules

MotherLove More Milk Capsules

Mother Milk Tea

Milk Screen Alcohol Breastmilk Strips

Disposable Breastfeeding Pads

Breast Pump – Be sure to check with your insurance.  Most Insurance Carriers give new mommies a free pump.

Breast Pump Accessories- Replaceable set

Pump and Save Milk Storage Bags

Baby Formula (Just In case)

DIAPERING

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers

Baby Wipes

MotherLove Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper Caddy Organizer(2)

Wipes Warmer

Disposable Pee Pads

Changing Pad

Changing Pad Cover

Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail

Diaper Pail Fresheners

SLEEPING TIME:

crib matress

Aden & Anais Classic Swaddle Blankets

Swaddle Sacks (2)

Halo Sleep Sacks -  Different Sizes

Baby Monitor

FEEDING:

Dr. Browns Natural Newborn Feeding Set

Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottle Starter Kit

Dr. Browns Bottle Sterilizer

Dr. Brown Bottle Brush

Bottle Warmer

Inglesina Feeding Chair

 Fisher Price Booster Feeding Chair

Aden & Anais Burpy Bibs

 Cotton On Baby Bibs

Silicon Bibs

Vitamin D Drops

BATH TIME

Primo EuroBath Tub

BabyGanics Essential Kit

Baby Bath Towel (The bigger the better)

Baby Bath Washclothes (4)

Weleda Baby Cream

BABY CLOTES:

Burts Bee Baby Body Suits  - We recommend you get different sizes, babies grow so fast!

Mittens (4 pairs)

Hats (4)

Socks (4)

Cotton On Baby Rompers

OTHER ESSENTIALS

Baby Bottle Wash

Baby Detergent

 Baby First Aid Kit (Must include, nail clipper, nail files, hair brush)           

Thermometer

Nose Frida

Post Natal Girdle (FAJA!)

Diaper Bag

SugarSNAP Files Diaper Organizer

Buti Pods Travel Wipes Dispenser

New Chapter Postnatal Multivitamins

Squatty Potty (to avoid hemorrhoids)

And while you are at it, ask for a Post Natal Massage, because Why Not?! You deserve it!!

AND LOTS AND LOTS OF PRAYERS! 

Other Show Notes:

Sesame Street Lets Cook Book  

Linda's youtube channel WEHAVEISSHOES

EPISODE 26 - MANAGING, ORGANIZING AND ROUTINES W @RAGGEDYTIFF

This week we have the very talented Jessica Resendiz, creator of Raggedytiff.com. All her life she imagined herself being a fashion designer and at 19, while pregnant, she left San Diego to pursue her dream in LA. Jessica tells us about her daily routine and how waking up at 4:00am has helped her keep a balance between her full-time job, a clothing line, a 9-year-old daughter and a fiancée while also giving her time to care for herself.  Reminding us once again that we must first take care of our selves in order to take care of our families.   

EPISODE 25 - OUR NEW YEAR INTENTIONS

On the last episode of the year, Paulina and Bricia share with all of you their New Year intentions and vision board tips.  They go deep into their favorite reads of the year including The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, The Checklist Manifesto and Warrior Chicks.  Bricia also shares her latest YouTube channel obsession and both sisters share their last laughs and adventures of 2015. 

Bricia's favorite "How to Fold AND organize Shirts" mentioned on the show

The "How to make your Bed" video Bricia mentioned on the show 

SHOW NOTES:

SQUATTY POTTY

EPISODE 24 - YOUTUBE MOM, ROXY LIMON

This week on the podcast we have YouTube mom Roxy Limon.  She shares with us her tips and tricks on how to be a full time mom and keep up with her busy schedule as a Youtuber.  We share new mom stories and talk husbands, shopping and try to remember what we used to do with our spare time pre-baby

EPISODE 23 - HEARTMOM

This week we have our bravest super mama to date, Andrea Manzano - the mother of miracle baby Mathew.  He was born with two rare heart conditions called heterotaxy syndrome and TAPVR.  Mathew's resilience and Andreas faith guided her through this journey.  Everyone told Andrea her baby would't make it and today baby Mathew is a three year old boy full of life.  She is the true definition if a Super Mama and we hope she is an inspiration to all moms who may be going through similar situations.  Her story has been featured on Univision and La Opinion. Click on the links below to read and watch more of Andrea and miracle baby Mathew.  

WATCH MORE ON OUR HEARTMOM ANDREA MANZANO 

EPISODE 22 - YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED

This week on the podcast, you asked, and we answered! We decided to do a Q & A with you, our lovely listeners and tried to answer all of your questions as best as we could.  You guys wanted to know our tips on flying with babies, dealing with unwanted advise, criticism and judgment from outsiders, how do we keep our traditions alive with the kids, how to really help a new mommy plus so much more!! Also, we catch up on our last crazy couple of weeks and Bricia shares with us her latest (and toughest) milestone with baby Eduardo Santiago.


#SUPERMAMAPICK OF THE WEEK:

Linda (@Luzwarrior)'s new Youtube Channel:

Pastor Holly's message on the Christmas Spirit: 

EPISODE 21 - MIDWIFERY W/ MADRELUZ

This week we have Certified Midwife Lauren French better known as “Madre Luz” answering all of your questions. Lauren is a Certified Midwife that has a lot of experience in Traditional Midwifery. We cover a lot of subjects from Natural Induction, Natural Birth, C-Sections, Breastfeeding, 40 day care and the miracle of the placenta. She gives us a better understanding on this amazing miracle that is giving birth and hope that the views we have on labor can change.  You can get in contact with her by clicking on the pictures below or emailing her info@madreluz.com

SHOW NOTES:

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas 

Learn how to breastfeed laying down

Medela Supplemental nursing system 

sign up for MadreLuz's newsletter (info@madreluz.com) madreluz.com

increasing supply of milk- drink atole de ajonjoli, dark beer, soak barley in water overnight and use that water to make fennel tea. 

Make Fenugreek herb, passion flower & chamomile(to relax),

EPISODE 20 - FASHION AND IMAGE WITH @CHASINGCLOTHES

This week on the podcast we have our dear friend Melissa Garcia, also known as @chasingclothes   Melissa is a fashion blogger who is going to talk about her early years when she used to work picking up blueberries on the fields during the summer.  And how she dreamed so big that she later became personal assistant and stylist to different celebrities.  She will also be sharing some fashion tips with us and we will be talking about, bullying, a very important subject for us parents.  

SUPER MAMA PICKS

Bricia’s Picks- Color Science: Loose mineral sunscreen SPF50 & bare essentials complexion rescue in ginger

Paulina’s Picks- Teddy Organics’s Rose water spray 

Melissa’s Picks-  Invest in a lipstick. Her favorites are from MAC cosmetics 

Melissa's catering company - Taco Chop

EPISODE 19 - INSTAMOM @MRSCASTRO

This week we have another amazing guest, Marta Castro, better known as @MrsCastro on Instagram.  Martha is a Big Social Media Mommy with a super stylish little boy and her second baby on the way.  She comes in to share her point of view on the good things and the bad things Social Media brings and how sometimes it affects many people’s parenting style and choices.  We also touch a little bit about infertility issues a lot of us have faced but no one talks about.  Plus Bricia shares with us her painful yet fun weekend stories.  

EPISODE 18 - SUPER MAMAS SISTERS SESSION

This week Paulina and Bricia sit down for a good old sister talk. Paulina talks about how exhausting October has been, from planning birthday parties, school functions, holidays, costumes, work, teething and visits to Disneyland.  This month turned out to be a real challenge! Also, Bricia talks about how she has worked around not having help with her baby for some weeks. And they both share how they are trying to teach their kids about  Halloween and “Dia de los Muertos”  by celebrating both days with the different American and Mexican traditions. 

EPISODE 17 - STARTING OVER

This week we have yet another #MomBoss with us, our friend Evelyn Jimenez is here to share her story.  Evelyn became a single teen mom when she was 17 years old but that didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams, and thanks to her focus and determination she is now an executive in the fashion industry.  Evelyn found love again and became a mommy for the second time less than 2 years ago.  She will tell us what is like to raise a pre-adult and a toddler at the same time and how different her experiences have been being a mom once as a teenager and again as an adult. 

SHOW NOTES:

 YMI JEANS

 

EPISODE 16 - MISCARRIAGE

This week’s guest Roxie Jimenez is the owner of one of the Fit4Mom franchises in LA, which houses Stroller Strides. Our episode started out being about health and staying active, but Roxie opened up and shared with us one of the hardest experiences she has lived.  Miscarriage.  A very hard subject to speak about in our community as it is surrounded with shame and pain for all involved.  Roxie is extremely brave and wanted to share her story in hopes to reach anyone out there that has gone through this same situation and to let them know that they are not alone and how speaking out has helped her slowly heal.

EPISODE 15 - REMEDIOS Y LOS 40 DIAS

This week on the show we have the #QueenMom that started it all, our beautiful Mother, Maria de Jesus.  The backbone of the family, and our biggest example of sacrifice and love for her children.  She shares with us her story on how she lived her 40 dias (40 days) when Paulina was born back in Oaxaca where she was taken care of by her mother and grandmother with all the rituals and very strict rules new mothers had when giving birth and how her experiences changed over time with each one of her children.  She also shares a lot of “remedios tradicionales” (traditional remedies) that have been passed on by generations and that you can still try at home with your little ones.  Oh! And the question of who is the favorite daughter is finally answered! You know you don’t want to miss that!! 

EPISODE 14 MEDICAL SCARES

Our dear friend Ariana Stein comes to the show this week to share her amazing story. Aside from holding a corporate job, Ariana is the Co-Founder of Lil Libros and Founder of 1800-PET TAXI.  She gives us a glimpse into her busy life and how she balances being a mom and a wife while still kicking butt at what she does, teaching us once again that you can accomplish anything as long as you work hard and dream big.  She also shares with us a very personal story about how finding out she had a fibroid made her look at having children in a totally different light.  And thou her pregnancy was tough she would totally do it again. 

EPISODE 13 - COMADRE SESSION

Paulina’s Best Friend of 20 years, Jackie Bravo joins us this week for a comadre session.  We talk babies, cars, sex and trying to make time not only for ourselves, but for our friends and husbands too. We know that making time may sometimes sound impossible, but we explore different things we can all try to get a couple of minutes alone, get it together and come back refreshed to tackle whatever life throws at us.