PODCAST

Parent Tell

Kaila Maguire

A podcast featuring all the honest parenthood realities you didn’t know you need to know. Not just for parents, but definitely not for children. A safe space to parent and tell.
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Nov 6 2020
3 mins
My Toddler Has Big Feelings And So Do I (And That's Okay)Navigating FriendshipsIt's Okay To Talk About DivorceWhen Dog And Baby CollideBabysode: Ode To A 90s ChildhoodThe MotherloadWanna Co-Parent? Drop The Ego
This week's episode of Parent Tell finds Kaila reminiscing on the less than stellar job her parents did co-parenting after their divorce while listening to Dana (@dana.maree.coaches) talk about her experience with co-parenting three years in. Both Kaila and Dana are children of divorce, so as adults with their own children the importance of having parents who can effectively communicate and at least appear to get along when their children are watching (which hello, is always. Children are never NOT watching you, they're creepy that way) is not lost on these women. But how do you do that? How do you parent with someone whom you have realized is absolutely not the person for you but has already been named the additional person for your children? You do it by taking that big ole adult ego down a couple notches, and then a few more after that. Because quite honestly a big ego has no place in the co-parenting world and thank goodness for her children, her ex-spouse, and herself, Dana has really figured that bit out. Obviously not as easy as it sounds, but Dana consistently has reminded herself to pick her battles and uphold her boundaries when co-parenting with her children's father, while always keeping in mind the way she felt as a youth when her parents displayed the exact opposite of these healthy co-parenting mechanisms. Parents naturally want what is best for their children and sometimes what is best is not what the parent experienced when they themselves were young. What we experience as children carries over into our adult life, especially when we become parents to our very own children. It's never going to be perfect for the parents or the children but healthy co-parenting is possible, whether you're a single parent, separated, divorced, or even still very much with the one who helped you create those sweet baby angel children. It's about cooperation and  while the kiddos are certainly invited to the co-parenting party, your ego, that prideful voice we all have chanting, "We're number 1! We're number 1!" in our heads, unfortunately needs to remain OFF the guest-list. For more information about Kaila, episode topics and behind the scenes details, and of course painfully relatable memes follow Parent Tell on InstagramIn the mood to tell about your parenting? Shoot Kaila an email at parenttellpod@gmail.com
Sep 27 2021
1 hr 8 mins
Oh Look, A Stay At Home Dad!
This week's episode of Parent Tell finds Kaila, a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), talking with a SAHD (stay-at-home-dad)! Evan is fresh off the SAHD block after 6, yes SIX, years as a stay-at-home-dad to this two kids. As timing would have it, both of Evan's kids are officially in elementary school as of a few weeks ago so Kaila and Evan begin their discussion by marking that huge milestone while Evan also opens up about wondering what might be next for him. Being the primary caregiver for more than half a decade has given Evan confidence in his role as a SAHD, but that was not always the case. Evan and Kaila talk about how hard and vulnerable it can be to transition from a full fledged career to being the only one in your house all day who doesn't wear diapers. But in between emphasizing how wonderful silence is after a day full of baby noise and overzealous toys, Kaila and Evan openly discuss the importance of taking care of your mental health, finding people in your life who will support you and can relate, and also the fact that being a SAHD is a great way to buck traditional (read: antiquated) domestic gender roles that very much still exist in society and within ourselves in the 21st century. This episode is surely one that anyone can connect with on multiple levels (I'm not biased at all); take what you need, if anything, from it and just keep parenting and telling about it!More Evan info: check out his Instagram accounts @viraldads & @this.american.dadFor more information about Kaila, episode topics and behind the scenes details, and of course painfully relatable memes follow Parent Tell on InstagramIn the mood to tell about your parenting? Shoot Kaila an email at parenttellpod@gmail.com
Sep 20 2021
1 hr 3 mins
The Nitty Gritty of IUI & IVF
This week on Parent Tell Kaila talks with Kat, a fellow toddler mom and Parent Tell listener, about what it was like to go through IUI and IVF in order for her and her wife to bring their son into the world. The intimate details of conceiving a child through IUI (intrauterine insemination) and/or IVF (in vitro fertilization) are not often openly discussed as the entire process can be draining, difficult, and financially burdensome but the reality is that so many people conceive their children this way (also true proof that science rocks, hello!!!). Kat bravely walks us through the entire process from beginning to end, while also talking about the impacts multiple unsuccessful IUI attempts took on her mentally and how much each procedure cost. Kaila's unwavering goal with each Parent Tell episode is to chip away at the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting in an effort to normalize these often hard but extremely necessary conversations. Journeys through IUI and IVF, like Kat's, must be talked about more. Both Kaila and Kat hope that by opening up and discussing their experiences more parents will want to engage in these powerful discussions, allowing us all to feel less isolated in parenting and more connected with one another.For more information about Kaila, episode topics and behind the scenes details, and of course painfully relatable memes follow Parent Tell on InstagramIn the mood to tell about your parenting? Shoot Kaila an email at parenttellpod@gmail.com
Sep 13 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Babysode: The Benefits Of Massaging Your Baby
It's been a while since the last Babysode (that's just what we call a shorter, mini episode around here, for what we think are obvious reasons) but it's back and with a super relevant topic that new babes and parents will really enjoy. Kaila sat down with Helen Thompson, an Australian podcaster but also a baby massage instructor. During their talk, Kaila and Helen discuss how amazing baby massage can be for your little one's digestive system, relaxation, and sleep but also why both parents can stand to gain insight and peace from massaging their baby as well. Our skin is our bodies' largest organ and connecting with your child through touch creates a safe and healthy bond while also reminding us of the importance of slowing down, listening to our bodies, and seeing what they can teach us.Check out Helen's podcast, First Time Mums Chat (and see if you can find the episode with Kaila as a guest!Snag yourself a baby massage cheat sheet from Helen's website!Follow Parent Tell on Instagram for more content, discussion, and engagement!A bit more about Helen:Helen has spent more than three decades working with babies and toddlers and currently lives on the beautiful North West coast of Tasmania, in Australia. She qualified in the United Kingdom as a nursery nurse/childcare educator and has worked in centres in the UK and numerous states of Australia.Helen has always been a huge fan of holistic remedies and how they can help all ages and has spent time over the years training in areas including kinesiology and brain gym. In 2010, Helen heard about baby/infant massage for the first time and decided to train to become an instructor after seeing how it helps build a magical bond between baby and parent whilst helping babies  with conditions such as colic and constipation. Helen enjoys teaching mums via her online Zoom workshops.Helen commenced her First Time Mum's Chat podcast in early 2021 and enjoys providing mums with tips to help them in their new parenting journey. She regularly interviews mums who share their journeys and challenges as well as experts in related areas that can help.In her spare time Helen enjoys reading and the great outdoors via cycling and walking. She also enjoys getting away from technology and exploring the many delights of Tasmania.
Sep 6 2021
35 mins
Over The River, Through The Woods, And Still So Far From Grandma'sWhat It's Like Being A Paraplegic Parent
This week on Parent Tell, Kaila had the privilege of talking with Marjorie Aunos, a single mother by choice who became wheelchair bound only 16 months after the birth of her son. Majorie and Kaila have an open and honest discussion about what it was like to become a paraplegic parent, need unanticipated and sometimes unwanted help from her own parents, and how frustrating it can be to live and parent in a world that is rarely adapted to anyone except those with the ability to walk. Parenting looks different for everyone but especially for those who are born or become differently abled. We must be willing to support and advocate for all parenting experiences, for an inclusive parenting community will result in a new generation of accepting children who grow up to be accepting adults. Parenting and telling about it. Marjorie Aunos, Ph.D. is a psychologist, inspirational speaker, author and researcher from Montreal, Canada. Her expertise is working with parents who have intellectual disabilities. In 2012, she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in a car accident. Mother to a 16 month old at the time, the accident and subsequent injury gave her an interesting perspective on parenting and disability. Marjorie believes that focusing on our strengths of character can lead to living a fulfilling life. With her family she learned to be a solution-finder to make her world more accessible. Her memoir with Lessons Learned will be published in 2022. You can follow her, and listen to her inspirational speeches on her social media accounts, and on www.speakerslam.org .InstagramTwitterLinkedInYoutubeDon't forget to leave a quick review for Parent Tell, as well as rate and subscribe/follow! Leaving a review lets us know how we are doing, gives us a lil' baby boost in search results, and subscribing will ensure you never miss a new episode! Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram too!
Aug 23 2021
46 mins
Real Talk With A Peds DocThe Roller Coaster That Is Sex After Baby
This week is about sex (bayybee)! Kaila talks with sex, intimacy, and relationship coach Azaria Menezes about how a couple's bedroom relationship tends to down shift once a baby comes home to stay. Sure, you most likely had sex to make that precious baby a reality, but now you're telling me that we are supposed to feel intimate...again? With this new postpartum body I barely recognize and sure as hell don't feel comfortable in yet? With a temporarily napping baby who could wake up and ruin the mood any second? Not to mention the fact that most parents are touched out, burnt out, and just plain tired so any type of intimacy tends to fall to the very bottom of the To Do List. Pun very much intended.While breaking down the facts about what it means to be a parent and also a human being who wants to get down with the get down occasionally, Azaria highlights the importance of honoring your body's wants and needs, whatever they may be, while getting creative with what it means to be intimate with your partner. Because yes, since you've become a parent you are short on time, patience, energy, you name it. But that doesn't mean that your love life should suck. Parenting and telling about it.To learn more about Azaria and ways you can take charge of and share in intimacy, follow her on Instagram or check out her website linked above!Don't forget to leave a quick review for Parent Tell, as well as rate and subscribe/follow! Leaving a review lets us know how we are doing, gives us a lil' baby boost in search results, and subscribing will ensure you never miss a new episode! Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram too!
Aug 9 2021
50 mins
Cannabis & Parenting: Talking with The Mommy JaneShe's A Workin' MomBabysode: Perfectly Called For Clapbacks feat. Jess from Only You PodcastPostpartum Hair Loss SucksLoving The Body That Built The BabyA Discussion On Being Biracial

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