Today we’ve got the hosts of the “Is It Bedtimetime Yet”, another Parenting Podcast we love!
On this episode, Lara is joined by Dr. Jenn Samstag and Dr. Sarine Boyadjian, these women are both therapists and moms whos started a passion project to create a space where parents could explore what it’s like to be both parents and people, all while raising tiny humans that make us ask, “is it bedtime yet?”.
We discuss how their relationship transformed after becoming moms and how this connected their friendship on an even deeper level.
What’s In This Episode:
- Realizing there weren’t enough podcasts for mental health and parenting and focusing in on that niche
- How Jen and Sarine’s relationship changed once Jen became a mom and could relate and connect to her experience of motherhood on a new level
- Sarine’s experience of watching Jen become a mother
- Wanting to be there for someone without influencing them to make decisions based on your knowledge
- Taking in information and using what works for you and your family
- The common denominator that they share with all podcast guests and listeners that makes their podcast more relatable
- Maintaining your identity and who you are when transitioning into motherhood
- Seeing moms struggle with mom-shaming and feeling unable to keep up with what they see online
- Playing the comparison game and the internalized shame moms deal with
- Creating a mom tribe so you don’t feel isolated in motherhood
- Using their podcast as a way to serve as a resource for moms and helping them to feel validated and a sense of community
- What current parents deal with that previous generations of parents didn’t including fear, anxiety and an information overload via the internet
- On the flip side: how mama’s deal with less stigma around female reproductive issues that many dealt with in previous generations of motherhood
- Embracing information and knowledge rather than letting it cripple you with fear
- The healing nature of shared experiences and knowing you’re all in it together
- The misconception that as a parent you can plan for everything
- How expectations and plans that you had can crumble once you become a parent
- Parenting to your own skill set and what feels right for you
- What’s coming up on their podcast and their goals for the future
From Dr. Samstag
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California, and my office is located in the San Fernando Valley in Woodland Hills.
I have worked in a variety of settings and with a wide range of populations. My training includes working with the 0-5 population, children and families, individuals, and couples.
I have experience working with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, mood disorders (including depression), working with individuals with developmental disabilities, parenting issues, clients in immediate crisis, as well as individuals affected by a history of sexual abuse and trauma.
From Dr. Boyadjian
I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with adjustment disorders, family/marital conflict, trauma, and mood & anxiety disorders. In addition, I work with new parents and individuals/couples transitioning into parenthood. I aim to approach each client with warmth, empathy, humor, and compassion.
Quotes From The Hosts Of “Is It Bedtime Yet?” Podcast:
“We got into doing what we’re doing because as therapists and moms we’re really passionate about mental health for parents.”
“We definitely try to keep it as diverse and authentic as possible, to reflect what it really looks like to be a parent. Sometimes it looks like depression and anxiety and other times its all roses.”
“What we’ve learned is that although our guests and listeners are very diverse, they have very different experiences – there is something that we all share. There’s a common denominator of being a parent and that shared experience.”
“Parenting is hard and you need to figure out what works for you and your family.”