‘Zen Mamas’ dish out parenting advice

Co-authors Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen share tips from their book, “The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.”
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parenting, parenting in the pandemic, a bit of a challenge I guess we could say, past year, tested folks and their childhood scares and at-home learning social distancing and calming things down. That's right. Our next guests offer some perspective. They are the co-founders of the popular vlog your zen mama where they share their experiences and tips on motherhood all while yes trying to stay zen. Well, they're out with a new book appropriately titled "The zen mama, guide to finding your rhythym through pregnancy, birth and beyond" and joining us is Teresa palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen and pretty impressive, the two of you have seven kids between you and Teresa, you have another on the way so congratulations to you. Tell us why this was so important to create this zen mama for so many mamas out there who are not zen. Well, look, initially, Sarah and I bonded over our love of being mothers and I think for us as being young Hollywood actresses that was such a rarity to find that connection, so we really sort of clung together and through that this vlog was formed and we wanted to celebrate the community that celebrated the common thread that binds us and there is so much separatism in the world, and our community really helps people have a voice. And Sarah, you kind of hit on it there, this idea of community, you all have clearly a growing community, but this idea that you need a small group to really help, that can help you through some of those tough times, is that the point? How important is it to I guess, you want to say small, but you're growing like crazy. Well, it is so important, you know, because when we were, you know, first becoming moms, we were just looking for any sort of tips and advice and anything that we could find, and that's why we wrote this book, is to cover everything. Speaking of advice, and information, we'd like to ask you for both, some of our viewers have questions for you. Let's take a look. Hi, I'm kyana palmer from Fayetteville, North Carolina, a new wife and new mom to 3-month-old harmony. Sometimes she has these crying spills and I can't figure out how to soothe her. What advice would you give someone to help soothe a crying baby? Oh, man. I really feel you, keanna, because I personally have a 6-month-old, and last night, she woke up about 40 times, so I'm right there with you. You know, I think if the baby's been burped, fed, changed, then you kind of move on to something from our book, as Dr. Harvey Karp has this trick called the five S's, and it's sideline, shushing, swaddling, swinging, and sucking, and so those are little ways that you can help baby out. Teresa and Sarah, thank you so much. Want to let everyone know that "The zen mama guide to finding your rhythm in pregnancy birth and beyond" is available now. Thanks so much. Thank you. And just ahead, here on

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