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Are you a new mom struggling to find your new normal? Do you often wish that your kids came with a manual? Are you a mom-to-be who is wondering what's coming your way? Is it going to be a calm little birdie, a kid next door, or a tsunami? Are you a seasoned mom still struggling to find that balance between mamta and margarita? Motherhood is a very interesting combination of extreme love and extreme exhaustion.We love our kids but we also often need a break from all the craziness. Maa, Mamta ...
 
New York City comedians Katie Compa and Raquel D’Apice present Kid/Life Crisis, a bi-weekly podcast about an exhilarating, panic-inducing topic in many women's lives: deciding whether to become a parent— or to stay child-free. Katie and Raquel sit down with comedians, writers, executives and more to talk about their experiences, and crack a few (possibly inappropriate) jokes along the way. New episodes go live 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Music by www.bensounds.com.
 
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Aashish is a doting dad and an equal parenting advocate. In this episode, Nivedita is in conversation with Aashish about his parenting journey and equal parenting principles. The conversation is sprinkled with some heartwarming poetry by Aashish and a fun rapid fire round!!!By Nivedita
 
Drawing comparisons is a basic human nature... but do you think we take it too far when we use it in the name of 'motivating' our kids to do better? Is it a parenting tool or a parenting trap? Does it cause any long-term harm? Let's get talking about "Comparison Parenting" in this episode...By Nivedita
 
Apart from being a podcast,#MaaMamtaMargarita is also a forum for desi parents to come together as a community, to share & learn from each other. In this episode, Nivedita talks to another mom Esha, to bring in some fresh perspective about motherhood. They talk about balancing mamta and margarita, equal parenting, PPD and a lot more...…
 
We are living in the 21st Century and it's time we faced the facts... Postpartum Depression is as much a part of motherhood as teething or stretch marks are. It's a worldwide phenomenon that deserves proper diagnosis and treatment instead of truck loads of judgement. Let's talk more about Postpartum Depression in this episode of #MaaMamtaMargarita…
 
If you are a mom, you have definitely experienced the ever pervasive #MomGuilt. Its real and its powerful!! Why do we feel this guilt with every action and thought? Is it the society? Is it because we strive to be perfect moms? Is there anything we can do about it? Let's try to answer these questions in this episode of #MaaMamtaMargarita #MomPodcas…
 
Have you heard of the age old wisdom "kids bring couples closer" or "bachchon se pyaar badhta hai"? Was it one of the reasons you were given to have kids initially? We talk about this in a lot of detail, in this episode. Is it still relevant? Why/why not? Some tips to strengthen your relationship while you enjoy the crazies of parenting! Listen in …
 
Are you a #newmom struggling to find your new normal? Do you often wish that your kids came with a manual? Are you a #momtobe who is wondering what's coming your way? Is it going to be a calm little birdie, a kid next door, or a tsunami? Are you a seasoned #mom still struggling to find the balance between mamta and margarita? Any which way, this po…
 
Standup comic Marcella Arguello once wanted to be a schoolteacher with six children. While helping raise her nieces and nephews and focusing on comedy, she swore off the idea of kids, but decided recently that it could be great. We talk about experience with kids, falling in and out of love, strict parents, being Latina and child-free (so far), Uma…
 
Katie and Raquel sit down with Katie’s college friend Jennifer Leigh. For years she leaned against having kids because of a demanding job and genetic concerns, but inspired by her best friends’ examples, the pendulum swung the other way; she decided that she wants to be a mom, and froze her eggs— a.k.a. a “call option” on a child. (music: bensound.…
 
Blair Koenig, author and curator of the hilarious STFU, Parents blog, talks with Katie and Raquel about growing up in Atlanta, marrying her college pot dealer, living the Brooklyn hipster struggle, giving her mom a trophy baby, and feeling like trying for a baby is "throwing herself into a tornado," even though she's always wanted kids. (music: www…
 
This week, Katie and Raquel get to talk with Dr. Michelle Thaller, a NASA astrophysicist and all-around coolest person we have ever met. We talk about growing up learning dairy science, space camp, the human race as a superorganism, equality in parenting, what we can’t not do in our lives, and accepting ourselves. (music: www.bensound.com)…
 
Katie and Raquel talk with actor and comic Maggie Champagne, who in the past week attended both a fertility doctor appointment and a baby shower, about planning to get pregnant at 40. We discuss escaping her small southern hometown, making it in New York, changing priorities, our deathbeds, and maternal (and paternal) instinct. (music: www.bensound…
 
Raquel and Katie talk with Tharanga Goonetilleke, a soprano opera singer and TED Fellow who’s expecting her second baby. Tharanga grew up in Sri Lanka before coming to the U.S. to pursue her musical education. We hear about her first day of school on September 11, and discuss being a brown person in the opera house, real talk about labor & delivery…
 
Katie and Raquel sit down with a mother and daughter, Debbie and Bailie Slevin, to discuss Debbie’s new book, UnPregnant Pause: Where Are the Babies? We talk about bad marriages, grandpugs, Sheryl Sandberg, choice moms, passing on dating, unfair biology, asshole doctors, and validating— and celebrating— new generations’ choices. (music: www.bensoun…
 
Katie and Raquel sit down with NYC comic Vicky Kuperman, a newlywed whose GYN, upon learning she was engaged, changed her tune to “you’d make a great mom!” We talk baby pushers, happy marriages, the monotony of pickup and dropoff, advice for women in their twenties, attachment parents, Vicky’s #‎flawless hair and skin, and things that are *not* our…
 
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