Episode 20: New show previews and Consignment Sale Tips

mom-podcast-20Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

It’s a entire new season of shows and articles from Matters of Multiples.

We are really excited about our up and coming shows, we have been so busy with taping and interviews…we almost forgot - it’s that time of season again, for the consignment sales!

Save time and money, shop and sell at consignment sales. We are sharing our rebroadcast of episode number 7. Where we discuss how to sell and shop in consignment sales.

From developing a strategy for each sale [buying or selling] to what to do and be prepared for with all consignment sales. We discuss both aspects and benefits from selling to shopping in consignment sales. As both mom’s of Triplets plus being savvy shoppers, we have done our share of consignment sales.

Seasonal [Spring and Fall] consignment shopping has become a fast growing trend with baby and children’s items. Kids grow and change so fast, and items like clothes, strollers, car seats, baby cribs and toys seem barely even used.

Judee is a pro when it comes to consignment sales - and has put together a great article on her 10 top consignment sale tips.

Make you share your own consignment sale stories, photos and tips with us on Twitter@multiplesmoms. Share your sale photos with Matters of Multiples on our flickr community and on Facebook. We would love to see and hear from you! - Happy shopping + selling!

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Episode 19: Moms Looking and Feeling Better

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

Today on our show we interviewed a top plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia. His expertise experience in plastic surgery, has awarded him many appearances on CNN, Discovery Health, and Entertainment Tonight.

Doctor Keith Jeffords brings an unusual perspective, a depth of knowledge and experience to the practice of plastic surgery. His practice offers a wide array of cosmetic and laser procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and skin rejuvenation with a high tech skin & laser center.

We discussed with Dr.Jeffords options for moms, especially our moms of multiples, who want to look and feel better. Sometimes exercise and dieting, just aren’t enough, no matter how hard you work at it.

Dr.Jeffords discusses with us- the transformation that takes place to the body during pregnancy - from skin electricity, tone, and firmness to stretch marks - and then he shares what happens to the body after birth.

He explains how moms can help their bodies and how his practice Paramount Plastic Surgery can enhance their bodies with overall tone and skin quality. We learned about his “mommy makeover” and what procedures and treatments are involved to help Moms look and feel their best.

Paramount Plastic Surgery main center is located in Smyrna, Georgia. His state-of-the-art equipment, combined with the newest educational materials and treatment options, gives a very comfortable, inviting location and ambiance like no other – especially for Moms! For more information visit doctorjeffords.com

Dr. Keith Jeffords will be happy to answer all your questions about the possibilities that exist today for enhancing and extending your beauty. Dr. Keith Jeffords is inviting you to review his credentials and to also look at the before-and-after images to give you better understanding of all they can do. Call Paramount Plastic Surgery for a consult, or drop Dr. Keith Jeffords a note with a question.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Dr. Keith Jeffords at Paramount Plastic Surgery. Dr. Keith Jeffords offers comprehensive services in a warm and friendly environment for clients considering cosmetic surgery.
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A year in review: Thank you viewers and listeners!

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie Celebrate and Share the Joy! See our year in review video below or watch on YouTube.com.

Thank you viewers and listeners!

The people we have met, our guests, our sponsors, our fans, our community, our families. We take a look back on 2009 and look forward to 2010 - there is so much more to come!

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Episode 17: The value of sleep from new borns to parents

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

In this podcast we talk with Anitra Graves director of the Sleep Disorder Center @ Northside Hospital. Anitra is a expert on the value and necessity of sleep. What is one of the down side’s to having babies all at once? Almost all bleary-eyed parents would agree that it is the lack of sleep. Any newborn is likely to keep odd hours, but balancing the demands of multiple newborns means that sleep is a scarce commodity.

We ask questions to Anitra Graves regarding newborns and sleep, different philosophies on sleep patterns, getting enough sleep for Moms and new parents, sleep apnea – which is a common condition with severe preemies. Plus other very important topics on sleep and disorders, sleep walking, parasomnia, non-rapid eye movement sleep and Lagophthalmos[sleeping with eyes open].

Of course! Getting your children to sleep through the night is a parents ultimate goal. Adequate sleep is especially important for new moms, since sleep deprivation can lead to postpartum depression. An extreme result of overtired, frustrated parents dealing with multiple crying babies.

Other effects of sleep deprivation are ::

•    having trouble waking
•    feeling groggy all day
•    inability to concentrate
•    nodding off at work or home
•    mood problems, i.e. irritability, depression, anxiety

When you apply these symptoms to everyday life, you can see the serious effects of sleep deprivation. The stress felt by parents can affect their relationship with each other and with their children.

Anitra Graves gives great advice and knowledge to all parents, especially Moms in the podcast on how to get sleep when you can and get into a routine, plus stresses how important sleep is for everyone!

Here are a few Tips from Judee and Gillian on sleep and how to cope the first few months - When you get home. It’s not easy, that’s for sure - But above all, despite the difficulties, try to cherish this time. You’ll be amazed how quickly it passes!

  • Catch up on sleep whenever you can. Naps are a great way to catch up. Sleep on weekends and work out a system of shifts so both parents can take turns napping.
  • Try and keep supplies on each floor, diapers, blankets, clothes, wipes - so after feedings you don’t have to walk up and down and you can relax a little bit between and after the feeding routines. If possible, ask a friend or family member to come and watch your babies while you nap.
  • Change your diet. Starchy, heavy foods induce a drowsy feeling. Focus on lighter foods - fruit, vegetables and lighter carbs to feel more alert.Try not to exercise within three hours of bedtime.
  • For parents of multiples, take turns with the nighttime feedings. If possible, keep room temperature water and bottles pre-filled with formula powder at your bedside to reduce the number of trips to the kitchen.
  • Skip the chores. As hard as it is, try not to do household chores when Baby sleeps. When Baby naps, you should too.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Northside Hospital. Northside offers comprehensive services for mothers, fathers and their babies including pregnancy planning, lactation consults and baby care and everything in between. Northside Hospital for a lifetime of care - For more information visit www.northside.com

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Episode 16:Fitness coach and Triplet mom shares her inspiring story!

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

In this podcast we talk with a Triplet Mom, that has accomplished something that all multiple Moms would like to have – after having children!! A fit body that has no sign of having multiples….

Jeri Sue Simon is a accomplished fitness and health coach plus a MOM of Triplets!!- who are 6 years old. Jeri Sue works with numerous gyms in Georgia coaching, training people on being and staying fit and healthy.

Jeri Sue’s desire to help people achieve fitness started as a hobby and a way to get her own body back in shape after having her triplets. Just a part-time athlete in her youth, she began her adult athletic journey teaching weekly classes, and found it incredibly rewarding to touch the lives of so many people. Her appetite to inspire others continued to grow and now fitness coaches 6 days a week.

Her inspirational story is just what MOMs of multiples need to hear and can definitely relate to from bed rest, to gaining over 90lbs while on bed rest, to getting back in Fabulous shape. Jeri Sue shares her wonderful story and journey with us, As well as some tips on taking off the inches to the abs and other key areas.

Reach out to Jeri Sue and share your stories or get some fitness advice - she is an excellent coach and personal trainer in Georgia- especially for Multiple moms. Connect with  Jeri Sue is on FB and contact her directly via email email jsfitness@comcast.net

Make sure you check out our photos and behind the scenes on this interview with Jeri Sue Simon.

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