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We all know that parenting is messy, so The Mother Load podcast with hosts, Constance Zimmer and Missi Pyle, gets real and rips the bandaid off what it means to be a parent, that's not in the books. It's about progress, not perfection. Together, with a variety of special guests (some celeb friends) and experts, Constance and Missi talk about what really happens as a parent - the confusion, the uncomfortable moments, the best and the worst when it comes to raising kids. The show provides an unfiltered community filled with authentic conversations and experiences, lots of laughs and even a few tears. This is a place people can go to express their frustration about all the parenting mishaps that no one wants admit or feels comfortable talking about.

Latest Episodes

Let's talk about how to NOT go crazy during the Holidays!

EHappy holidays from The Mother Load to you! Often wonder how to help make the time pass happily with your kids during the holidays?! Well, Constance and Missi are tying a bow on 2019 with some tips and tricks to make winter break a little more interesting, including family-friendly movies, being a tourist in your own city and DIY crafting. They also talk to Helen Hadani, the director of research at the Center for Childhood Creativity. Helen talks about the benefits of stimulating creativity and encouraging risk-taking. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Everlane.com.motherload - BeautyCounter.com - ThirdLove.com/TML - Zola.com/motherload code: SAVE50 - Four Sigmatic.com/motherload - ShopFlamingo.com/motherload - Skillshare.com/motherload

58 min2019 DEC 24
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Let's talk about how to NOT go crazy during the Holidays!

Let’s talk to Tuc Watkins about being a sober, gay single-father.

EThis week, Constance and Missi are joined by their friend, the charming actor and father-of-twins, Tuc Watkins (The Boys in The Band) Tuc talks about everything from choosing surrogacy as a single parent to managing his parental priorities as a sober parent. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Ritual.com/motherload - Native.com/motherload - PolicyGenius.com - Skillshare.com/motherload CODE: motherload - StoryWorth.com/motherload - Candidco.com/motherload

79 min2019 DEC 17
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Let’s talk to Tuc Watkins about being a sober, gay single-father.

Let’s talk about Weed and Vaping with Dr. Aliza Pressman

E"Remember: All feelings are welcome, and all behaviors are not." - Dr. Aliza Pressman This week, Constance and Missi talk weed/nicotine and vaping, brain science, child-development, and more with behavioral expert, Dr. Aliza Pressman (Raising Good Humans Podcast) If you’ve ever wondered about how to broach the topic of drugs with your kids using a “healthy delivery system” or communication strategy, then this is the episode for you! Plus, at the end we give some tips on how to deal with tantrums!!’ Stay tuned! This week's episode is brought to you by: - ThirdLove.com/TML - hellonoemie.com/motherload - Everlane.com/motherload - Simplehealth.com/motherload CODE: motherload - Foursigmatic.com/motherload - Beautycounter.com

78 min2019 DEC 10
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Let’s talk about Weed and Vaping with Dr. Aliza Pressman

Let’s talk to Shanola Hampton about Standards and Boundaries.

EThis week, we have the effervescent Shanola Hampton (Shameless). This incredible woman, actor and mother-of-two is bringing her Southern, no-nonsense, parenting perspective to the forefront. Constance and Missi talk with Shanola about strategies for creating boundaries, managing various extracurriculars, and coming to the defense of their kids. This week’s episode is brought to you by: - StoryWorth.com/motherload - Ritual.com/motherload - Rothys.com/motherload - ThirdLove.com/TML - FourSigmatic.com/motherload - SuperChewer.com/MotherLoad

80 min2019 DEC 3
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Let’s talk to Shanola Hampton about Standards and Boundaries.

Let’s talk about being “Bad Mothers”

EThis week's “longer than normal” episode is about doing away with the notion of "conventional motherhood.” We didn’t dare cut prolific author and mother-of-four Ayelet Waldman (Bad Mother, Unbelievable & Mommy Track Mysteries) when she had so much to share. Ayelet talks with Constance and Missi about the multifaceted reality of motherhood, by opening up about everything from her abortions, feminism, a writing career that happened because she was a mom, our internal relationship with shame and also her experiences micro-dosing LSD. Settle in for a “holiday-length episode." This week’s episode is brought to you by: - Shopflamingo.com/motherload - candidco.com/motherload - policygenius.com - foursigmatic.com/motherload - Brooklinen.com code: motherload - Everlane.com/motherload

99 min2019 NOV 26
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Let’s talk about being “Bad Mothers”

Let’s Talk to Mark Feuerstein About Life with 3 Kids!

EThis week, The MotherLoad is putting the spotlight on a DAD and dear friend, father-of-three, actor Mark Feuerstein. Mark talks with Constance and Missi about his experiences with heart surgery on his youngest, transitioning kids’ schools, RIE parenting, and Parenting Therapy. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Skillshare.com/Motherload - Thirdlove.com/TML - PolicyGenius.com - Beautycounter.com - foursigmatic.com/motherload - hellonoemie.com/motherload

69 min2019 NOV 19
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Let’s Talk to Mark Feuerstein About Life with 3 Kids!

Let’s talk to Coco for Advice

EThis week’s episode will mark the beginning of something new for The Mother Load…talking to kids, both younger and older, to get THEIR perspective about parenting, starting with Constance’s very own 11 year old daughter. Listen as Constance and Missi ask Coco about school lunches, discipline, social media, and dive into some new, uncharted territory--the questions Coco has for The Mother Load. THIS WEEK'S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: - Candidco.com/motherload code: motherload - nativedeodorant.com code: motherload -Foursigmatic.com/MOTHERLOADcode: motherload - Everlane.com/motherload- ritual.com/motherload - Rothys.com/motherload

75 min2019 NOV 12
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Let’s talk to Coco for Advice

Let's talk about being Working Moms

EThis week’s episode is a special archived episode that was taped a little while ago when Missi was working in Toronto and Constance was back in Los Angeles. This episode is for any working parent that has ever felt serious guilt or has been shamed by other parents. As working mothers, both Constance and Missi have to make difficult choices. They manage erratic schedules and like many parents, strive for balance. So get ready to join the pair in their SHAME-FREE zone, and un-LOAD. This week's episode is brought to you by: - rothys.com/motherload - skillshare.com/motherload - shopflamingo.com/motherload - thirdlove.com/tml - policygenius.com - ritual.com/motherload

37 min2019 NOV 5
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Let's talk about being Working Moms

Let's talk About Traveling Toddlers with Parents Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

EOkay, real-talk. Who is absolutely TERRIFIED of traveling with their kids? Well, Constance and Missi are here to vent with you and to drop some secrets, along with two amazing guests, Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse, who happen to be married! On the episode, they talk about the tribulations of traveling with their daughter, working on the philanthropy, Carter's Kids, creating organic mattresses, and more! THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Simplehealth.com/motherload CODE: MOTHERLOAD Ritual.com/motherload Feals.com/motherload Talkspace.com/student code:MOTHERLOAD CandidCo.com/motherlaod Ziprecruiter.com/motherload

62 min2019 OCT 29
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Let's talk About Traveling Toddlers with Parents Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

Let’s talk to Abigail Wald about WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is!

EThis week's episode is a reminder that we're all stronger together and to ask for help when you need it. Listen as Constance finds out WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is as Missi Pyle reunites with her old friend, Abigail Wald, creator of Mother Flipping Awesome and certified Hand In Hand Parenting instructor. She teaches us how important engaging in play is to your child and YOU, as well as understanding tantrums and why it’s important to help them through it. PLUS, they build a "parenting table" together??? Whaaatt? Get excited! Connect with Abigail Wald: https://www.motherflippingawesome.com/ Learn more about Hand In Hand Parenting: https://www.handinhandparenting.org/ Parenting confessions and questions: Leave a voicemail at (213) 259-3235, email us: themotherloadpodcast@gmail.com, or DM us @motherloadpod on Instagram and Twitter. This week's episode is brought to you by: - ThirdLove.com/TML - Skillshare.com/motherload - PolicyGenius.com - Brooklinen.com PROMO CODE: MOTHERLOAD - Kiw...

54 min2019 OCT 22
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Let’s talk to Abigail Wald about WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is!

Latest Episodes

Let's talk about how to NOT go crazy during the Holidays!

EHappy holidays from The Mother Load to you! Often wonder how to help make the time pass happily with your kids during the holidays?! Well, Constance and Missi are tying a bow on 2019 with some tips and tricks to make winter break a little more interesting, including family-friendly movies, being a tourist in your own city and DIY crafting. They also talk to Helen Hadani, the director of research at the Center for Childhood Creativity. Helen talks about the benefits of stimulating creativity and encouraging risk-taking. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Everlane.com.motherload - BeautyCounter.com - ThirdLove.com/TML - Zola.com/motherload code: SAVE50 - Four Sigmatic.com/motherload - ShopFlamingo.com/motherload - Skillshare.com/motherload

58 min2019 DEC 24
Comments
Let's talk about how to NOT go crazy during the Holidays!

Let’s talk to Tuc Watkins about being a sober, gay single-father.

EThis week, Constance and Missi are joined by their friend, the charming actor and father-of-twins, Tuc Watkins (The Boys in The Band) Tuc talks about everything from choosing surrogacy as a single parent to managing his parental priorities as a sober parent. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Ritual.com/motherload - Native.com/motherload - PolicyGenius.com - Skillshare.com/motherload CODE: motherload - StoryWorth.com/motherload - Candidco.com/motherload

79 min2019 DEC 17
Comments
Let’s talk to Tuc Watkins about being a sober, gay single-father.

Let’s talk about Weed and Vaping with Dr. Aliza Pressman

E"Remember: All feelings are welcome, and all behaviors are not." - Dr. Aliza Pressman This week, Constance and Missi talk weed/nicotine and vaping, brain science, child-development, and more with behavioral expert, Dr. Aliza Pressman (Raising Good Humans Podcast) If you’ve ever wondered about how to broach the topic of drugs with your kids using a “healthy delivery system” or communication strategy, then this is the episode for you! Plus, at the end we give some tips on how to deal with tantrums!!’ Stay tuned! This week's episode is brought to you by: - ThirdLove.com/TML - hellonoemie.com/motherload - Everlane.com/motherload - Simplehealth.com/motherload CODE: motherload - Foursigmatic.com/motherload - Beautycounter.com

78 min2019 DEC 10
Comments
Let’s talk about Weed and Vaping with Dr. Aliza Pressman

Let’s talk to Shanola Hampton about Standards and Boundaries.

EThis week, we have the effervescent Shanola Hampton (Shameless). This incredible woman, actor and mother-of-two is bringing her Southern, no-nonsense, parenting perspective to the forefront. Constance and Missi talk with Shanola about strategies for creating boundaries, managing various extracurriculars, and coming to the defense of their kids. This week’s episode is brought to you by: - StoryWorth.com/motherload - Ritual.com/motherload - Rothys.com/motherload - ThirdLove.com/TML - FourSigmatic.com/motherload - SuperChewer.com/MotherLoad

80 min2019 DEC 3
Comments
Let’s talk to Shanola Hampton about Standards and Boundaries.

Let’s talk about being “Bad Mothers”

EThis week's “longer than normal” episode is about doing away with the notion of "conventional motherhood.” We didn’t dare cut prolific author and mother-of-four Ayelet Waldman (Bad Mother, Unbelievable & Mommy Track Mysteries) when she had so much to share. Ayelet talks with Constance and Missi about the multifaceted reality of motherhood, by opening up about everything from her abortions, feminism, a writing career that happened because she was a mom, our internal relationship with shame and also her experiences micro-dosing LSD. Settle in for a “holiday-length episode." This week’s episode is brought to you by: - Shopflamingo.com/motherload - candidco.com/motherload - policygenius.com - foursigmatic.com/motherload - Brooklinen.com code: motherload - Everlane.com/motherload

99 min2019 NOV 26
Comments
Let’s talk about being “Bad Mothers”

Let’s Talk to Mark Feuerstein About Life with 3 Kids!

EThis week, The MotherLoad is putting the spotlight on a DAD and dear friend, father-of-three, actor Mark Feuerstein. Mark talks with Constance and Missi about his experiences with heart surgery on his youngest, transitioning kids’ schools, RIE parenting, and Parenting Therapy. This week's episode is brought to you by: - Skillshare.com/Motherload - Thirdlove.com/TML - PolicyGenius.com - Beautycounter.com - foursigmatic.com/motherload - hellonoemie.com/motherload

69 min2019 NOV 19
Comments
Let’s Talk to Mark Feuerstein About Life with 3 Kids!

Let’s talk to Coco for Advice

EThis week’s episode will mark the beginning of something new for The Mother Load…talking to kids, both younger and older, to get THEIR perspective about parenting, starting with Constance’s very own 11 year old daughter. Listen as Constance and Missi ask Coco about school lunches, discipline, social media, and dive into some new, uncharted territory--the questions Coco has for The Mother Load. THIS WEEK'S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: - Candidco.com/motherload code: motherload - nativedeodorant.com code: motherload -Foursigmatic.com/MOTHERLOADcode: motherload - Everlane.com/motherload- ritual.com/motherload - Rothys.com/motherload

75 min2019 NOV 12
Comments
Let’s talk to Coco for Advice

Let's talk about being Working Moms

EThis week’s episode is a special archived episode that was taped a little while ago when Missi was working in Toronto and Constance was back in Los Angeles. This episode is for any working parent that has ever felt serious guilt or has been shamed by other parents. As working mothers, both Constance and Missi have to make difficult choices. They manage erratic schedules and like many parents, strive for balance. So get ready to join the pair in their SHAME-FREE zone, and un-LOAD. This week's episode is brought to you by: - rothys.com/motherload - skillshare.com/motherload - shopflamingo.com/motherload - thirdlove.com/tml - policygenius.com - ritual.com/motherload

37 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Let's talk about being Working Moms

Let's talk About Traveling Toddlers with Parents Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

EOkay, real-talk. Who is absolutely TERRIFIED of traveling with their kids? Well, Constance and Missi are here to vent with you and to drop some secrets, along with two amazing guests, Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse, who happen to be married! On the episode, they talk about the tribulations of traveling with their daughter, working on the philanthropy, Carter's Kids, creating organic mattresses, and more! THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Simplehealth.com/motherload CODE: MOTHERLOAD Ritual.com/motherload Feals.com/motherload Talkspace.com/student code:MOTHERLOAD CandidCo.com/motherlaod Ziprecruiter.com/motherload

62 min2019 OCT 29
Comments
Let's talk About Traveling Toddlers with Parents Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

Let’s talk to Abigail Wald about WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is!

EThis week's episode is a reminder that we're all stronger together and to ask for help when you need it. Listen as Constance finds out WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is as Missi Pyle reunites with her old friend, Abigail Wald, creator of Mother Flipping Awesome and certified Hand In Hand Parenting instructor. She teaches us how important engaging in play is to your child and YOU, as well as understanding tantrums and why it’s important to help them through it. PLUS, they build a "parenting table" together??? Whaaatt? Get excited! Connect with Abigail Wald: https://www.motherflippingawesome.com/ Learn more about Hand In Hand Parenting: https://www.handinhandparenting.org/ Parenting confessions and questions: Leave a voicemail at (213) 259-3235, email us: themotherloadpodcast@gmail.com, or DM us @motherloadpod on Instagram and Twitter. This week's episode is brought to you by: - ThirdLove.com/TML - Skillshare.com/motherload - PolicyGenius.com - Brooklinen.com PROMO CODE: MOTHERLOAD - Kiw...

54 min2019 OCT 22
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Let’s talk to Abigail Wald about WTF Hand in Hand Parenting is!
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