Scrub Caps & Sippy Cups
Old Ladies

Old Ladies

February 25, 2020

Ep. 11 - Join Crystal, Ellen, and Laci as they discuss juggling mom and work life and how they find joy in their everyday lives. From fitness to social media, these ladies hold nothing back and will leave you laughing out loud! 

Interview with Physician on FIRE

Interview with Physician on FIRE

February 11, 2020

Eps. 10 - Crystal, Ellen, and Laci chat with Physician on Fire about his life since he reached financial independence and retired from medicine, how he teaches his children about finances, and he tackles questions from listeners about taxes and 1099 income. 

Backdoor Roth IRA 2020: Step by Step Guide with Vanguard: A step by step guide to completing your Backdoor Roth IRA contribution. 
 
529 Plans: What You Need to Know About College Savings Plans: A comprehensive guide to 529 plans and what to do with "leftover" money. 
 
Teach Your Kids About Money with the Bank of Mom and Dad: The strategy Physician on Fire and his wife use to teach their children about saving money and compound interest. 
 
A Q & A with Physician on FIRE (that's me!): This Q&A touches on homeschooling, 529's and Give/Save/Spend jars. 
 
Tax Reform! How Physicians and the Self-Employed are Affected: Discusses qualified business expense deductions. 
 
Double Your Money with the Rule of 72: Understanding compound interest and the Rule of 72. 

 

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Sarah Sellers - American Marathoner

Sarah Sellers - American Marathoner

January 28, 2020

Ep 9 - Crystal, Laci, and Ellen are honored to have American Long Distance Runner and a CRNA, Sarah Sellers, to share her philosophies, disciplines, and secrets on honing the talent of long distance running. She tells us about her training regiments for the Boston Marathon, the tools of the trade and why running is a passion that drives her. 

Sarah is sponsored by Altra Running Shoes https://www.altrarunning.com/

Listen to your music while you run with the headset Sarah recommends at https://aftershokz.com

FOLLOW Sara Sellers on all her social media channels:

Instagram - @sarah_sellers     Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sarah.callister.3.   and on Twitter @SarahWhoSellers

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Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

January 14, 2020

Ep 8 - In this show, Crystal, Laci and Ellen are joined by another Smart Momma, Doctor Angela Jones, an anesthesiologist and provider at a ketamine clinic and an expert in its many uses of ketamine infusion therapy. Listen to her walk through the ins and outs of a ketamine practice, ketamine’s advantages in dealing with depression and its treatment of mental psychosis, and how the drug is controlled and regulated. 

Learn more about the center where Doctor Jones provides ketamine to her patience here, plus additional resources on depression management and suicide prevention: https://www.delawarevalleywellnesscenter.com

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

December 31, 2019

Eps 7 - One of our most important podcast episodes, in this show we tackle a topic that is often ignored but affects so many mothers in our country. Postpartum depression affects not only mothers but their families and children as well. If left untreated, the impacts of this mental illness become devastating and dangerous. In this episode we invited "Chloe" and she shares her truth about her battle with postpartum depression, the lessons she learned to cope, and what to do if it happens to you. This is one of our most important episodes and if you feel that you or someone you know will benefit from this show, we ask you to SHARE it with them. 

If you are a CRNA Mom and have yet to join our CRNA Mom Facebook group, check out this link to learn more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1633304636922285/

Here are resources discussed on the show that can help you or someone you love:

PSI postpartum support international - local chapters - online perinatal mood disorder group Tuesday 6:30pm ($5 suggested but not required) **led by specialized moderator (5-12 women typically) can be as anonymous as you want with or without video -PSI helpline- English or Spanish 1-800-944-4773
https://www.postpartum.net

Inpatient Facilities
1. UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders (Chapel Hill) (919) 966-9640 https://www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/patient_care/perinatal-inpatient/

2. Postpartum Resource Center of New York https://postpartumny.org855-631-0001 631-422-2255 English & Spanish speaking

3. The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Long Beach CA, is a 4-bed inpatient unit designed to meet the needs of perinatal women and their children, with a focus on promoting mother-child bonding and attachment, while helping the mother overcome her illness.
855-CHLB-4-HELP
https://www.memorialcare.org/blog/could-you-be-affected-perinatal-mood-and-anxiety-disorders

4. UCLA Maternal Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program- patient-centered treatment program that aims to prevent inpatient hospitalization through early interventions that support mothers in their health and recovery. The program provides 20 hours of group and/or individual sessions each week.
(310) 825-7469
https://www.uclahealth.org/resnick/adult-partial-hospitalization-program

List of Outpatient Treatment Centers
https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/intensive-perinatal-psych-treatment-in-the-us/

Books Mentioned in the PPD Podcast by Scrub Caps & Sippy Cups (there are many more, some mentioned on the above websites)
1. "Understanding Postpartum Psychosis - A Temporary Madness" by Teresa Twomey, JD
2. "Down Came the Rain" by Brooke Shields

Internet Resources (adapted from MGH website)
Mind Body Pregnancy – Dr. Anna Glezer: A physician’s expert guidance on your mental health & emotional well-being during pregnancy, delivery, & postpartum. Articles, guides, & advice on mood, anxiety, mental illness, hormones, treatments, resources, & many others.

Treating for Two – Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two is CDC’s prescription for this problem. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.

Women and Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health
Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help – Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Aunt Bertha – Aunt Bertha connects people to free and low cost services in their area by zip code. Services include: housing, food, education, goods, money, healthcare, education, employment and legal assistance.
Women’s Health: A guide to Legal Resources – a “resource to arm women with legal tools to help advocate for themselves and other women” created by American University’s online Master of Legal Studies“.

 

Smart Mommas Interview Tonia Bales (Dirty John|Netflix)

Smart Mommas Interview Tonia Bales (Dirty John|Netflix)

December 17, 2019

Eps 6 - We cannot say it enough about this episode! We are all super excited to interview Tonia Bales, ex-wife of John Meehan, who is portrayed on the Netflix & Bravo mini-series called "Dirty John" and documented on the podcast of the same name.

John Meehan was a sociopath, convicted stalker, and spent his life manipulating women for selfish, personal gain, that eventually led to a horrific and tragic end. Tonia is a survivor, who was able to escape his grasp and move on, as a CRNA, a parent, and a woman of strength. We had the opportunity to ask her questions about her relationship with her ex-husband, coping with lies and deceit in what was thought to be a stable marriage, and important signs to look for so that what happened to Tonia, Debra Meehan, and so many other woman does not happen again. 

Tonia Bales is an active member of our CRNA Mom FB group and we are blessed to have her and her story as part of our amazing community. If you are a CRNA Mom and have yet to join our CRNA Mom Facebook group, check out this link to learn more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1633304636922285/

LISTEN to the podcast, that shared the truth of Tonia's story and launched the popular mini-series, on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your latest podcast episodes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dirty-john/id1272970334

Show Links:

Laura Richards, Psychologist and Criminal Behavior Analyst https://www.laurarichards.co.uk

Life 360 (Tonia’s mom hack) https://www.life360.com

AANA Peer Assistance
https://www.aana.com/practice/health-and-wellness-peer-assistance

 

 

Elf Wars & Holiday Traditions

Elf Wars & Holiday Traditions

December 3, 2019

DISCLAIMER: The Smart Mommas break down the magic behind Christmas so listen with caution, away from your little one's ears.

Ep 5 - In this episode we each share the crafting of our children's Christmas traditions and the intricate dance of giving our children lasting memories during the holiday season. It is the season of giving and it is also important for us to teach our children at an early age that giving is what the Christmas season is all about. We share what we do to teach Christmas cheer. Our experiences have not come without a bit of effort that may have fallen short at one time or another, but we live and learn, focusing on what brings our families together. AND we always behave ourselves when the Elf on the Shelf is watching!

For a little bit of help on making your Elf on the Shelf visits a little easier, check out this resource we mentioned on the show. Tiffany Garafaglia designs her Packaged & Planned Elf Scenes to make every visit your Elf makes more spectacular. https://www.stlcreativecave.com/elf.html#/

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Pizza & Hot Pockets

Pizza & Hot Pockets

November 20, 2019

SCSC Eps. 4 - In this episode, the Mommas share their favorite embarrassing CRNA moments. Anesthesia, just like parenting, is humbling and when it gets tough, laughter is the best medicine.

Pumping and Driving

Pumping and Driving

November 5, 2019

SCSC Eps.3 - The Mommas reminisce about returning to work after having a baby. From pumping, to child care, to balancing expectations at work with a baby at home, Crystal, Ellen, and Laci share their hard-earned tips on becoming a working mom.

Link: Kelly Mom is the go-to resource for breastfeeding moms and lactation professionals alike. https://kellymom.com

Mom Guilt and Accidental Births

Mom Guilt and Accidental Births

November 5, 2019

SCSC Eps. 2 - The Mommas get real about their experiences becoming new moms. Crystal relives her days dealing with a colicky baby, Ellen shares a scary emergency with a newborn, and Laci tells the story of how her first born was delivered at home with the fire department. Also, no one will tell you to sleep when baby sleeps around here!