This Family Tree Podcast
Ep. 97 w/ Matthias J. Barker & Leslie Bangamba

Ep. 97 w/ Matthias J. Barker & Leslie Bangamba

August 2, 2021

Alex and Shane chat about getting under each other's skin, and reaching 100,000 followers on TikTok. 

 

Psychotherapist Matthias J. Barker discusses marriage, the positive implications of having kids, why communicating about the little things matters in a relationship, pornography, reconciling different attachment styles, and coping with anxiety.

 

Leslie Bangamba is a safety advocate and mother. She candidly shares her harrowing experience dealing with the medical complications incurred when her young child swallowed a battery, causing life threatening damage. 

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like favourite concerts, heading back to work, getting back with exes, Canada's gun issues, and the compatibility of Alex and Shane's star signs.

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off (Canadian listeners only).

 

Tushy - Get 10% off and FREE shipping (avail in Canada & US) for your very own Hello Tushy 3.0 bidet attachment at www.hellotushy.com/THISFAMILYTREE

 

Miku Smart Baby Monitor - visit www.mikucare.com and use promo code FAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the best smart monitor on the market!

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

DATE NIGHT w/ Contadi Castaldi Brut Franciacorta

DATE NIGHT w/ Contadi Castaldi Brut Franciacorta

July 30, 2021

Alex and Shane sip a bottle of Contadi Castaldi Brut Franciacorta, and chat their feelings about Taco Bell, their favourite things about themselves, celeb couples they have idolized, and which parents they are most similar to when it comes to relationships.

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

E.D Wine Company - visit www.edwine.ca use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire wine subscription! The wines come with tasting notes, and are delivered right to your door, anywhere in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener & the GTA!

Ep. 96: The Dumb Dads & Liesel Teen

Ep. 96: The Dumb Dads & Liesel Teen

July 26, 2021

Alex and Shane chat spray tans, being the best 2-on-2 basketball team ever (we'll take you up on it!), and partying. 

 

Kevin & Evan of The Dumb Dads (@dumbdadpod) chat comedy, being stay at home parents, "dumb" dad moments, and how the experience of postpartum partners compares to that of mothers.

 

Labour and delivery nurse Liesel Teen (@mommy.labornurse) makes a second (amazing) appearance to discuss everything you need to know about those early days postpartum: skin-to-skin, calming your baby, soothers, and that first poop!

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like whether your period actually syncs up with your friend, where the kids go when parents have a night out, why society has embraced the dad bod but not the mom bod, life lessons, the weirdest travel foods they've eaten, and whether or not they've become better people after having children.

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

DATE NIGHT w/ Agricola de Vinos la Higuera La Pinada Bobal 2017

DATE NIGHT w/ Agricola de Vinos la Higuera La Pinada Bobal 2017

July 22, 2021

Alex and Shane sip a bottle of Agricola de Vinos la Higuera La Pinada Bobal 2017 and chat what they would do if they could start their lives over, if they think their attraction to each other will ever wane, and if they can see each other as they actually are (in the eyes of other people). As a bonus, they attempt to freestyle rap about butter (because what is more romantic than that?

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

E.D Wine Company - visit www.edwine.ca use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire wine subscription! The wines come with tasting notes, and are delivered right to your door, anywhere in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener & the GTA!

Ep. 95: Jessica DeFino & Tara McKenna

Ep. 95: Jessica DeFino & Tara McKenna

July 18, 2021

Alex and Shane chat brewery tours, hugging loved ones, our new reality, mean kids at the playground, and Lucy's attitude toward being rejected. 

 

Beauty writer and journalist Jessica DeFino discusses the hard truths of the beauty industry, and the ideas behind an article she penned, "You're Not Wearing Makeup For You" (which Alex is obsessed with). They talk empowerment, addiction to injectables, why that Botox probably won't solve your self-esteem issues, and how we can actually rise above it all (and why we should want to!).

 

Tara McKenna of @mindfully.tara and @zero.waste.collective candidly shares her IVF experience, and her introduction to sustainable living. She discusses what living "zero-waste" (or close to it) will look like as she journeys into motherhood, and practical ways that we can all reduce waste in daily life.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like elimination communication, people pleasing, bagged milk in Canada, ways to improve sleep, sharing pregnancy announcements with family, and whether having two kids has ever been a regret!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off (Canadian listeners only).

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

Ep. 94: Chazz Lewis & Jessica Warnock

Ep. 94: Chazz Lewis & Jessica Warnock

July 12, 2021

Alex and Shane chat their first forays into the real world, a new self-diagnosis, and the potential benefits of something seemingly going wrong. 

 

Chazz Lewis, a parent coach and creator (@mrchazzmrchazz on TikTok), discusses breaking generational cycles, the stages of empathy, and moving from punitive to positive parenting.

 

Psychotherapist Jessica Warnock joins for an illuminating conversation on parenting with mental health concerns. She discusses what causes blocks in parenting, what that may look like from person to person, and how to cope.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like Botox, separation anxiety, weird coworker stories, the possibility that there will be no more sperm by 2045, and Norway's decision to make it illegal to not declare photo retouching in ads!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Miku Smart Baby Monitor - visit www.mikucare.com and use promo code FAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the best smart monitor on the market!

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

DATE NIGHT w/ Terres Dorées Beaujolais Chardonnay 2018

DATE NIGHT w/ Terres Dorées Beaujolais Chardonnay 2018

July 8, 2021

Alex and Shane sip a bottle of Terres Dorées Beaujolais Chardonnay 2018, and discuss the weirdest conversations they have ever overheard, the best romantic gifts, reactions to different style choices the other might make, and much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

E.D Wine Company - visit www.edwine.ca use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire wine subscription! The wines come with tasting notes, and are delivered right to your door, anywhere in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener & the GTA!

Ep. 93: Shantelle Bisson & Amy Miller

Ep. 93: Shantelle Bisson & Amy Miller

July 4, 2021

Alex and Shane discuss their side effects after getting the COVID vaccine, a surprise trip planned by Alex's dad, the deterioration of their dream front porch, and Paul Newman's salsa . 

 

Shantelle Bisson, author and actress, shares her advice on "Parenting Your Teen Without Losing Your Cool." She discusses what we need to do as parents to prepare ourselves for teen problems, eating disorders, creating time for your partner, and handling classic and not-so-classic teen issues like sex, drugs, catfishing and sugar babies.

 

Amy Miller of @rollingthroughmotherhood is an intersectional birth worker. She discusses her experience as a queer and disabled mother, polyamorous family dynamics, shares how her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys have been impacted by her intersectionality, and candidly addresses misconceptions about disabled parenting.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like phantom crying, who you go to for advice, whether or not the number of lovers your partner has had matters, how to make sex fun when you are struggling to conceive, and more!

 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off (Canadian listeners only).

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

DATE NIGHT w/ Château Lamartine Cuvée Tradition Malbec Cahors 2016

DATE NIGHT w/ Château Lamartine Cuvée Tradition Malbec Cahors 2016

July 1, 2021

Alex and Shane sip a bottle of Château Lamartine Cuvée Tradition Malbec Cahors 2016, and discuss their "types," what frivolous bad habits would make them consider divorce, childhood nicknames, and more! 

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

E.D Wine Company - visit www.edwine.ca use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire wine subscription! The wines come with tasting notes, and are delivered right to your door, anywhere in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener & the GTA!

Ep. 92: Jancee Dunn & Liesel Teen

Ep. 92: Jancee Dunn & Liesel Teen

June 27, 2021

Alex and Shane chat about getting back to normal life, Betty turning one, getting out of the "baby" phase, and the downsides of vacation time. 

 

Author of "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids," Jancee Dunn, shares her knowledge about maternal gatekeeping, how to argue with your spouse, how to avoid feelings of resentment, and gives some advice for getting your relationship back on track after kids enter the picture.

 

@MommyLabourNurse AKA Liesel Teen discusses her own birth experiences, cord clamping, tearing, myth-busts labour and delivery rumours, and compares medicated/unmedicated birthing. 

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like thinking about other relationships, baby names, creating comedy TikToks, the most important qualities we want to instill in our daughters, what constitutes being a good parent, and travelling with a poorly sleeping baby.

 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Dove Self Esteem Project is the worlds largest provider of self-esteem education. Dove has partnered with educators around the world to provide evidence-based printable resources to help young girls and boy’s reach their full potential. You can find those at https://bit.ly/36FQxbd

 

Mabel's Labels - visit www.mabelslabels.ca to start creating your very own labels, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 for 15% your order!

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Tushy - Get 10% off and FREE shipping (avail in Canada & US) for your very own Hello Tushy 3.0 bidet attachment at www.hellotushy.com/THISFAMILYTREE

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

 

My Brest Friend - Buy the #1 choice of nursing pillow by moms and lactation consultants, at www.buybuybaby.comwww.target.com, www.walmart.com, and www.babylist.com

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