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Are you looking for someone to share their deepest, darkest secrets on keeping their marriage spicy? Are you like, “puhhlease DISH on how to be a cool parent .. because, yeah ... I dunno!” Well Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner have got all you hubbies and wifeys - and mommies and daddies - covered, because each week they find a guest who will SPILL all their dirty secrets! Because we all wanna keep our marriages hot and our parenting cool!

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Continuing with our topic of body positivity, we have another AMAZING guest on, and she is allll about telling it like it is! Mikayla Petty prides herself on giving “no b.s.”; especially surrounding topics on body image, mental health, and motherhood. She is a proud woman of color who is now a veteran and also comes from a military household. She is also a mommy, wife, creator, and Eating Disorder Recovery coach. We are so excited to have her on! Before Mikayla comes on, Big Doug and Bonnie are telling ALLLL their opinions on this week’s episode of Married at First Sight! This is a crazy season! 07:17 - Time to Call Big Doug and Bonnie to chat all things Married at First Sight!  26:39 - Welcome to HMCP, Mikayla!  26:44 - Jamie asks, Will you tell us about yourself? 28:09 - Jamie asks, How did you discover you had an eating disorder? Could you shed some light on how to figure out if you struggle with this type of problem? 30:44 - Doug asks, I know the military can also take a really hard impact on your body - did you find that you had this eating disorder even going through military and the beginning part of that? 40:00 - Jamie asks, What was your first step into recovery? 44:41 - Jamie asks, What are some of the things that you do - like what kind of recommendations do you have to help raise kids to be happy and confident in their own bodies? 49:58 - Doug asks, What was it that your husband recognized, and also it sounded like you didn’t really take that too well. What is a nice, delicate way to bring that subject up to somebody if you do notice it? 53:34 - Doug asks, What was your thing? What were you chasing? 59:00 - Jamie asks, Can you hone in on how you approach someone who is deeply struggling with an eating disorder or body dysmorphia?   As always, stay tuned for another GREAT episode next week!   We want YOU to join us on our journey to Become Body Positive and have self-love and acceptance! Come join our FREE Live HYPE Sesh on March 2 at 8 PM EST to try it out 😊 Just click on the link below to register for free! I promise there are no hidden fees!! ❤️  jamieotis.com/bbp   Until then, be safe everyone! Mikayla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikaylamichelle_/   And thank you to our sponsors:  Kencko - Start creating healthy habits RIGHT NOW, go to kencko.com/HMCP, pick out your flexible monthly plan and the FIRST 100 LISTENERS will get 25% OFF your first order.  ThirdLove - There’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering 20% off your first order! Go to thirdlove.com/HMCP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As we continue with the theme of body positivity, we will continue to have AMAZING guests that radiate just that! Today we have Trisha Taylor on the podcast, a wife, mom, and blogger who continues to share about the blessings and the struggles of being a disabled woman. Trisha has Osteogenesis Imperfecta which is a brittle bone disorder which means she has had over 600 broken bones and seven surgeries! She is 2ft. 10in tall and only weigh 60lbs and 5 years ago she defied the odds and became pregnant!! She is SUCH AN INSPIRATION & we are extremely happy to be able to share our chat with you guys.   Before Trisha comes on, Big Doug and Bonnie are BACK AGAIN to share their thoughts on this week’s episode of Married at First Sight. What a rollercoaster of emotions right now with MAFS!   7:24 - Time to Call Big Doug and Bonnie to chat all things Married at First Sight!  25:48 - Welcome to HMCP, Trisha!  26:12 - Jamie asks, Can you tell us a little more about who you are, what you’re going through, and what all you’ve overcome? 28:05 - Jamie asks, Is the brittle bone disease painful? 28:38 - Jamie asks, Do you ever feel sorry for yourself that you’re in a wheelchair - you’ve obviously had to overcome more than most! 29:50 - Jamie asks, What would you say or how could you encourage people to be as positive as you are? Who taught you to radiate such positive energy? 33:47 - Jamie asks, How were you able to deliver this baby? And Doug asks, what was the conversation like with your doctor during pregnancy? 39:19 - Doug asks, Speaking from a male perspective, what were the conversations like with your husband? Was he completely on board with this or was that a tough conversation to have in the beginning? 41:31 - Doug asks, You get pregnant, and you get the results - is there a change in your husband’s mindset? 42:36 - Jamie asks, How was the pregnancy? Did you break bones? Was it really painful for you? 45:07 - Jamie asks, That sounds like a rough pregnancy journey! Was it?! 47:12 - Jamie asks, Would you say that you’re someone who loves your body just as it is? 49:40 - Jamie asks, Do you have any other tips for somebody who has struggled?  50:13 - Jamie asks, Can you explain to me why you have disowned yourself from your family? 51:22 - Doug asks, Have there been any steps to repair the relationship? 52:20 - Jamie asks, How do you know to set those boundaries and know when to recognize that someone is being more detrimental to you? 53:52 - Let’s flip the table and say I am a family member to somebody who is choosing something that I don’t agree with - Jamie asks, What can I do to kind of reach them and be able to support and love them in the midst of what they are choosing that I think isn’t great for them? 56:47 - Doug asks, What is the best thing about being a mom? 57:42 - Doug asks, What was the most difficult part of the journey that you are on up until now?   Stay tuned for another AMAZING episode next week!    HEY! We want YOU to join us on our journey to Become Body Positive! Come join our FREE webinar to try it out 😊 Jamie will be sharing 5 Secrets to Make You Look And Feel Confident, Sexy, and Desirable Instantly! Just click on the link below to register for free! I promise there are no hidden fees ❤️    jamieotis.com/bbp or jamieotis.com/becomebodypositive   Until then, be safe everyone!   Trisha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andshedid19 Trisha’s Website: https://www.andshedid.org/   And thank you to our sponsor:   TalkSpace - Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code JAMIE to get $100 off of your first month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is the AMAZING public speaker and published author known as @maryscupoftea on social media, Mary Jelkovsky! She has led thousands of women on their journey to healing body-image struggles and finding true, unconditional self-love - so basically she is a QUEEN!!!! But things weren’t always so sweet for Mary. All of this came from her 8-year battle with an eating disorder that left her feeling lost, lonely, and broken. After finally deciding to heal her body, mind and spirit, Mary started her online platform, Mary’s Cup of Tea, to help women be more confident in their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. She has been featured in TEDx, Teen Vogue, and Health Magazine! Now, Mary is sharing her life story and most sought-after advice in her new book, The Gift of Self-Love: A Workbook to Help You Build Confidence, Recognize Your Worth, and Learn to Finally Love Yourself.   Before Mary comes on, Big Doug and Bonnie share their thoughts on this week’s episode of Married at First Sight. This season sure is a crazy one!   3:40 - Special Guests, Big Doug and Bonnie are back with more thoughts about MAFS! 19:44 - Welcome to HMCP, Mary!  20:10 - Jamie asks, Can you share with all of our listeners your story? 25:23 - Doug asks, Were you the one that recognized that you had an eating disorder, or did somebody mention it to you? 26:46 - Doug asks, Were you ever happy with your body when you were competing versus how you feel about your body now?  37:47 - Jamie asks, Do you have any tips for those who are around somebody who makes a comment whether it be my body or someone else’s. And more importantly when it’s somebody that you love how do you hold those boundaries? 42:21 - Doug asks, Has your little sister struggled with anything that you are going through or does she kind of see you as the person you became? 45:31 - Jamie asks, What is your definition of fatphobia?   We want YOU to join us on our journey to Become Body Positive! Come join our FREE webinar to try it out 😊 Jamie will be sharing 5 Secrets to Make You Look And Feel Confident, Sexy, and Desirable Instantly! Just click on the link below to register for free! I promise there are no hidden fees ❤️   jamieotis.com/bbp Stay tuned for next week! We have Trisha Taylor coming on to share with us about living a disabled life and how she has overcome SO much! She’s 2 feet 10 inches tall and a real FORCE to be reckoned with! Don’t miss it!  Until then, be safe everyone! Mary's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryscupofteaa/ Mary’s Website: https://maryscupoftea.com/ Mary’s Podcast: https://maryscupoftea.com/podcast/ Mary’s Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Self-Love-Workbook-Confidence-Recognize/dp/1950968278   And thank you to our sponsors:   Trust And Will - Gain peace of mind at TrustandWill.com/HMCP and get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING of your customized legal documents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Okay so our guest today is a mama of two boys, she’s an entrepreneur, life coach, former teacher, and former model. Her name is Nastasia and she is the founder of a movement called Cancel Snapback Culture. The movement calls to eliminate the pressure women feel to "snap back" to their pre-baby bodies, and instead prioritize mental health. She also does so much to help support black moms which is SO important. Nastasia is truly a powerhouse and we are so happy to have her on to talk all about why saying things like “bouncing back” or “snapping back” are super dangerous terms for new mamas to hear! She also runs a really amazing blog called Moms Who Chilll at momswhochilll.com and it strives to make mom life easier, while giving mamas an honest community to turn to! 12:00 - Special Guests, Doug and Bonnie Hehner, once again come on and share their opinions about Thursday night’s episode! 31:57 - Welcome to HMCP, Nastasia! She shares how it all started and what made her create the movement.  35:39 - Jamie asks, Besides looks, what do you think is important to be more confident? 40:46 - Doug asks, What led you to finally free yourself? 42:32 - Jamie asks, You said you’re launching something soon? 43:48 - Doug asks, Being in the media and celebrities, do you feel like society is getting better at showing the realities of snapping back? 50:02 - Jamie asks, Do you have any good tips for those who want to learn how to love themselves as they are right here right now? 54:23 - Jamie asks, If someone is listening right now and they want to know the 1st thing they can do to help them not worry what a stranger thinks of them, what would you suggest? 1:04:45 - Doug asks, Was there, in the beginning, a sort of mantra - something that you did every day to get ready for the day? What changes were there? 1:08:42 - Jamie asks, Before we let you go, what was it like to be on America’s Next Top Model?   We want YOU to join us on our journey to Become Body Positive! Come join our FREE webinar to try it out 😊 Jamie will be sharing 5 Secrets to Make You Look And Feel Confident, Sexy, and Desirable Instantly! Just click on the link below to register for free! I promise there are no hidden fees ❤️  https://becomebodypositive.mykajabi.com/bbp-webinar-registration   Chat again next week! Until then, we love you. You are beautiful just the way you are.   Nastasia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nastasiascott/ Mom’s Who Chilll Blog: https://www.momswhochilll.com/   And thank you to our sponsors:   Prose - Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair quiz and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/hotmarriage.   Native Deodorant - Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to NativeDeo.com/hmcp, or use promo code hmcp at checkout, and get 20% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on the podcast we are continuing with body image and body positivity, and we have a very special guest on to talk with us allll about our relationship with FOOD. Anna Sweeney is Certified Eating Disorder RD & Supervisor as well as an Intuitive Eating Counselor. She holds an INCREDIBLE space on Instagram and has an amazing business called Whole Life Nutrition where she holds counseling sessions, therapy sessions, and really bridges the gap between mindfulness and eating. We are OBSESSED!!!! 5:23 - Special Guests, Doug and Bonnie Hehner, come share their opinions about last night’s episode! 34:21 - Welcome to HMCP, Anna! Anna shares her backstory about having MS.  38:37 - Doug asks, Do you find that it’s easier now to recognize and treat eating disorders as it was back then? 46:35 - Jamie asks, What about limiting types of food (i.e. gluten, dairy) for thyroid issues? 50:32 - Doug asks, Could you quickly explain the differences between eating disorders and disorderly eating? 55:25 - Jamie asks, I happen to love McDonalds cheeseburger and fries with a coke - I also am told you can’t eat that all day every day...what are your thoughts on my eating that any time I wanted because that is what I am craving? 1:07:31 - Doug asks, Let’s say you were running The Biggest Loser - what advice do you give to the contestants if they want to lose weight? 1:10:25 - Doug asks, Was there any drastic change that you had before you started learning about or becoming a dietitian in the way that you approached food and life? 1:11:52 - Doug asks, If any of our listeners if they suspect or know someone who has an eating disorder or unhealthy habits, what advice do you have for that person? 1:12:55 - Jamie asks, Is it okay for me to love my body and to love myself but to still want to lose weight? 1:14:10 - Jamie asks, What would you say to someone about a healthy way to lose weight? 1:16:15 - Doug asks, Based on your research, is there a healthy overweight?   Check back next Friday for an amazing episode with Nastasia - her motto is CANCEL snapback culture! Don’t miss it! And stay healthy as always! Anna's Instagram: instagram.com/dietitiananna And thank you to our sponsors:   Kencko - Start creating healthy habits RIGHT NOW, go to kencko.com/HMCP, pick out your flexible monthly plan and the FIRST 100 LISTENERS will get TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OFF your first order.    March of Dimes - January is birth defects prevention month. Some birth defects are preventable and there are steps one can take to minimize the likelihood of your child being born with birth defects. They include: Protect yourself from COVID-19 Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day Get a pre-pregnancy checkup Stay up-to-date on vaccines Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight Avoid substances that are harmful during pregnancy   Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/birthdefects & https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/january-is-national-birth-defects-prevention-month.aspx Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dani is a mom and a huge advocate for March of Dimes which has a very special place in Jamie’s heart at the moment because of her nephew Trevor who was born at 24 weeks. Dani’s story is ABSOLUTELY heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. She is a powerhouse and SO inspiring so we are excited to share our chat with you!    8:45 - Special Guests, Doug and Bonnie Hehner, come share their opinions about this MAFS season! 39:47 - Welcome to HMCP, Dani! 39:50 - Jamie asks Dani to share her perspective on her journey to parenthood and what it was like trying to conceive for her? 1:00:19 - Dani shares about her surprise pregnancy when they weren’t expecting it! 1:07:19 - Dani, Jamie, and Doug discuss Dani’s involvement with March of Dimes and how they helped Dani and her husband. They also talk about the importance of January being Birth Defects Prevention Month.    Check back next Friday for another fantastic episode! Stay healthy, my frans! :)   And thank you to our sponsors: Trust And Will - Gain peace of mind at TrustandWill.com/HMCP and get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING of your customized legal documents. March of Dimes - January is birth defects prevention month. Some birth defects are preventable and there are steps one can take to minimize the likelihood of your child being born with birth defects. They include: Protect yourself from COVID-19 Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day Get a pre-pregnancy checkup Stay up-to-date on vaccines Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight Avoid substances that are harmful during pregnancy   Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/birthdefects & https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/january-is-national-birth-defects-prevention-month.aspx TalkSpace - Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code JAMIE to get $100 off of your first month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are super excited to share this raw and very vulnerable conversation we were able to have with Jeena Wilder. She’s not only a mama to 4 kiddos, but she is an ultimate boss babe! Her family is truly the modern all American family and it is so inspiring! She absolutely radiates positivity over on IG! Jeena and her hubby are an interracial couple with four beautiful children; one adopted and the others biological, but alllll loved the same!    5:59 - Jeena shares about life right now and also shares some exciting news! 15:12 - Jeena shares about the difficulties of going through a miscarriage as well as getting pregnant during the pandemic.  18:06 - Doug asks, with the pandemic going on, is your birth plan different than when you had your other children?  25:08 - Jeena shares about a time when someone questioned in front of her children if she was her daughter’s mother.   29:43 - Doug asks, how did you bridge the conversation or did you and your husband prepare for the day you had to give that talk?  39:56 - Jamie asks, when people say that their children are too young to talk about race or they don’t see color, what is your response? 43:41 - Jamie asks, if I am a momma, white, black, gray, yellow, whatever and I want to teach my kid about racism, what are some steps that I could take to ensure that my child is growing up with more of an open mind? 47:16 - Doug asks, as far as raising your children, is being Haitian part of raising them as well?  49:01 - Jamie asks, I want to clarify for those listening, so you have 2 biracial kids that you birthed and then you have your daughter who you adopted at the age 2 ½ or so? Is that right? 49:51 - Jamie asks, what brought your daughter to your family? What’s her story?  53:56 - Jamie asks, what is the biggest challenge you have had to face since adopting your daughter because as you know I am really interested! 59:00 - Jeena encourages Jamie and Doug that it is important to understand that adoption is not for everyone, but if you are considering things, she encourages you to look into fostering.     Check back next Friday for another fantastic episode! Wash your hands and wear the dang mask :)   Jeena’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeenawilder/   And thank you to our sponsors:   Sweaty Betty - Because you deserve to look amazing before, during and after your workout, go to SweatyBetty.com/HMCP and use our code HMCP at checkout to get 20% off your purchase.   March of Dimes - January is birth defects prevention month. Some birth defects are preventable and there are steps one can take to minimize the likelihood of your child being born with birth defects. They include: Protect yourself from COVID-19 Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day Get a pre-pregnancy checkup Stay up-to-date on vaccines Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight Avoid substances that are harmful during pregnancy   Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/birthdefects & https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/january-is-national-birth-defects-prevention-month.aspx   Moshi App - Download the Moshi app on App Store or Google Play Store and get access to a 1 week free trial of Moshi Premium! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are SO LUCKY to have the beautiful and insanely talented, Marcia Cross on the podcast! She is someone we are sure A LOT of you know...if you used to watch Desperate Housewives, or you’re into soap operas we are sure you know who she is! ;)   Marcia Cross is an Emmy Nominated Actress & a 2-Time Screen Actors Guild Award winner! Along with being an incredible actress, she is a mama to twins and an anal cancer survivor. Jamie met her through her work with HPV Alliance where we try to spread awareness on all things HPV!   8:05 - Welcome to HMCP, Marcia!  8:35 - Marcia shares her story of her cancer diagnosis and what her experience was throughout 13:26 - Jamie asks, What is anal cancer and what was the recovery process like for you? 18:26 - Jamie asks, I’m so sorry to hear about the amount of cancer that you’ve been exposed to, I know that you lost a boyfriend previously? 19:12 - Marcia talks about her involvement with the HPV Alliance. 20:38 - Doug asks, What advice do you have as a parent talking to your kids about HPV or being aware? 23:43 - Doug, Jamie, and Marcia chat about how the conversations will go with talking to their children and Doug and Jamie discuss the differences in talking to a son or a daughter. 31:51 - Doug asks, Starting from when you first had cancer until now, what are some of the most important lessons that you have learned? 33:29 - Jamie asks, For anybody who may have been recently diagnosed with HPV or had been in the past or may encounter a diagnosis in the future - what do you recommend as a game plan to keep HPV at bay? 37:05 - Marcia shares a story of a friend who was told by doctors that she had a hemorrhoid but then discovered she had cancer through looking on an online portal after a doctor’s appointment! 41:40 - Doug, Jamie, and Marcia talk about the importance of de-stigmatizing everything about HPV and awareness of certain viruses is only going to help everyone! 43:10 - Jamie asks, What would you have to say for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or may be going through cancer? 50:33 - Jamie asks, I couldn’t imagine as an Emmy nominated actress trying to watch TV - Is it difficult to sit back and watch any show because you are so talented?     Come back next week for another GREAT episode! Stay well! :)   Marcia’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/reallymarcia/ HPV Alliance Website: www.hpvalliance.org Anal Cancer Foundation: www.analcancerfoundation.org AHCC Mushroom Supplements   And thank you to our sponsors:   Warby Parker - Try Warby Parker’s FREE Home Try-On program: Order 5 pairs of glasses to try at home FOR FREE for 5 days! There’s no obligation to buy! Ships FREE and includes a pre-paid return shipping label! Go to warbyparker.com/hotmarriage NOW!   Moshi App - Download the Moshi app on App Store or Google Play Store and get access to a 1 week free trial of Moshi Premium!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are spending this entire episode sharing our BIG NEWS with you guys! Doug is starting a NEW KIDS YouTube channel - Hanging With The Hehner Kids! We are so happy to be able to have Doug stay at home with the kids and be present with them - something we all understand the importance of after such a difficult year!    We hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and our next podcast episode where we chat with Marcia Cross (yes, Bree from Desperate Housewives!) will be live on January 8! Stay tuned!    Love you guys!    Until we chat again, Happy New Year!    And thank you to our sponsor:   TalkSpace - Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code JAMIE to get $100 off your first month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Here we go again! We are super excited to share Part 2 of our chat with Dr. Jessica and Jon! We hope you guys have LOVED this interview - we sure have!   3:50 - 1st Question: Did you volunteer to step down or was it a break of contract at all? 7:08 - 2nd Question: Jessica, what was Dr. Pepper’s reaction? 9:15 - 3rd Question: Jon, what was it about Jessica that changed for you to settle down? 12:55 - 4th Question: Jon, when you were going through the entire screening process and everything, do you feel like you were seeing Jessica at the end like the person that she is or did it go through Molly first to realize that this is exactly what I want? 15:19 - 5th Question: How long have you been together? 16:08 - 6th Question: When is the wedding gonna be? 17:24 - 7th Question: Jon, did you ask her kids if it was okay to marry her? 24:33 - 8th Question: Jess, did you know or have an idea that Jon was going to propose? 25:47 - 9th Question: Let’s hear the whole engagement story! 30:03 - 10th Question: Jon and Jessica share about finding the perfect ring. 34:08 - 11th Question: Tell us more about the course you have for couples.   Come back next week for another GREAT episode! Wishing you the happiest holidays!!!   Dr. Jessica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.jessicagriffin/ Jon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jon_francetic/ Love Builder Website: https://lovebuilder.com/ Love Builder, Inc. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/love_builder_inc_/   And thank you to our sponsors:   SweatyBetty - Go to SweatyBetty.com/HMCP and use our code HMCP at checkout to get 20% off your purchase! This is the BEST OFFER Sweaty Betty has available ANYWHERE.   Calm App - Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm premium subscription at calm.com/hotmarriage. Unlimited access to Calm’s entire library, and new content is added every week! Download the app now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is this seriously our 100th episode?!? OH MY GOODNESS! Time has flown by! And we think this episode is absolutely perfect to air for our 100th episode!    Today we have a highly requested guest couple from our married at first sight world! This isn’t a typical couple...uhh..let’s just say they weren’t matched together. This couple is truly one that is a great example of finding love in an extraordinary way! Jon Francetic & Dr. Jessica Griffin join us today! Dr Jessica was an expert on MAFS Seasons 6-8!! Dr Jessica is a psychologist & relationship trauma expert. Jon was on MAFS Season 6 but it didn’t work out with that spouse, and much later Jon & Dr. Jessica connected again. This is the first time that they are talking about everything with their relationship, and we feel privileged and blessed that they have trusted us with sharing their story!   12:20 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Dr. Jessica and Jon!  12:33 - 1st Question: Who asked who out first? 15:07 - 2nd Question: Jon, do you wanna share how you guys came to be? 18:07 - 3rd Question: Was there a lot of backlash in the beginning of your relationship? 19:36 - 4th Question: “I believe it is so inappropriate for a counselor to date a past client - Dr. Jessica’s response? 24:36 - 5th Question: How hard was it and what led to the decision to finally go public with it? 28:56 - 6th Question: Was it love at first sight for you guys? Do you feel like you were immediately enamored with each other?  30:34 - 7th Question: There seems to be a huge misconception that maybe one of you was really into the other, but it sounds like that wasn’t the case at all? 33:13 - 8th Question: Courtney from Season 1 of MAFS asks - has Jessica ever dated a patient before Jon? 33:53 - 9th Question: How do you deal with the age difference? 36:30 - 10th Question: How does Jon feel about being a stepdad? Do you guys plan on having more kids?  39:51 - 11th Question: What do you do now when you can’t travel and you’re stuck in the house together? 41:04 - 12th Question: One thing we want to clarify - you guys are not going to try to have babies, is that true? 41:59 - 13th Question: When did you decide to introduce Jon to your kids? 52:19 - 14th Question: So who was first attracted to who? How did that all pan out? 55:31 - 15th Question: So after this amazing lightning strikes, did you guys make out that night? When was it that it started to become physical? 56:33 - 16th Question: How was Pastor Cal’s reaction to your relationship?   We could never have made it to our 100th episode without you guys so THANK YOU SO MUCH! Don’t miss the 2nd part of the interview with Dr. Jessica and Jon on next week’s episode!    Dr. Jessica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.jessicagriffin/ Jon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jon_francetic/    And thank you to our sponsors:   LinenFit - Right now, LinenFit is offering 20% off purchases sitewide at LinenFit.com - use code HOTMARRIAGE at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are really eager to share our chat with Rachel Cruze with you guys! Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you never have any extra money? Well then this episode is for you!    Rachel Cruze is a 2-time #1 national bestselling author, a financial EXPERT, and the host of the Rachel Cruze show. Since 2010 Rachel has served at Ramsey Solutions where she teaches people to avoid debt, save money, budget, and how to win with money at any stage in life. She’s authored 3 bestselling books, including Love Your Life, Not Theirs, and Smart Money, Smart Kids which she co-wrote with her father Dave Ramsey. Her latest book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money: Discover Why You Handle Money The Way You Do And What To Do About It will release in January 2021 which is right around the corner! We are super excited to chat all about money, money, money!   12:11 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Rachel!  12:18 - Rachel shares her feelings about writing books and the struggle that comes with it. 12:48 - Jamie asks Rachel what her thoughts are on the phrase, “Money is the root of all evil.” 13:51 - Doug asks, what is your message to kids that are growing up that are going to be in financial debt because of college and because of education? 17:15 - Jamie asks, how should I go about talking about finances with my kids in order for them to have a healthy relationship of money? 20:13 - Jamie asks, what is a good time to start an allowance with our kids? 21:13 - Doug asks, growing up, was there a lot of pressure getting into this field with Dave Ramsey as your father? Or did it come naturally to you? What are some of the best lessons you were taught as your father became more and more successful? 30:38 - Doug asks, what is the one tip that you have for managing money and changing bad money habits? 32:13 - Jamie asks, out of all of your books, which one do you recommend to someone who is just starting out to get the most benefit from? 34:28 - Jamie asks, what advice do you have for someone who has trouble saving money?  35:52 - Doug asks, what are some of the best tips that you can give on what to save, how much to save, and what to save for?  39:07 - Doug asks, what are some of the main bad money habits that you see and what are some of the steps that you give advice on? 40:28 - Jamie asks, for those of us who for whatever reason want to create a budget, where do we go or what do we need to create the budget? 42:33 - Jamie asks, what are some easy tips and tricks that you have for stay-at-home parents?  44:48 - Doug asks, what are some ways to ease into the conversation to break the barrier and help couples speak with one another openly and freely about money? 46:34 - Jamie asks, from the author herself, I want to know who this book is for?   Love you ALL! Chat again soon!   Rachel’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/rachelcruze Know Yourself, Know Your Money Book Available January 5, 2021!   And thank you to our sponsors:   BlendJet - Go to blendjet.com/hmcp now to save an extra 12% off your order!   Calm App - Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm premium subscription at calm.com/hotmarriage. Unlimited access to Calm’s entire library, and new content is added every week! Download the app now!   Dropps - Visit dropps.com/hotmarriage and use the code hotmarriage to get 25% off your first order!   Native Deodorant - Give the gift of Native by going to nativedeo.com/hmcp or use promo code hmcp at checkout and get 20% off your first order! Make sure to order before December 7th to get your products in time for Christmas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are super excited to have Kenzie Brenna, self love advocate, host of the podcast Conversations with Kenzie, fierce millennial speaker & influencer on Hot Marriage. Cool Parents! Kenzie’s podcast is all about mental health and self love! The reason we fell in love with her page on Instagram is because she radiates positivity particularly concerning self love and body positivity and as you know we are ALLLLLLL about that!   10:27 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Kenzie!  10:58 - Jamie asks, what is your definition of body positivity? 14:12 - Doug asks, do you remember the first time you were vulnerable and posted about body positivity online? What was the response like? 17:55 - Doug asks, was there something that prompted you to speak out about body positivity? 22:35 - Jamie asks, what do you want to say to people who are struggling with their body image and weight as a result of the pandemic? 26:18 - Jamie asks, what do you say to the person who cannot cut someone negative out of their life? (i.e. their relative) 35:30 - Jamie offers advice to those who may feel shy in confronting others about them consistently bringing up weight, etc. 37:00 - Jamie asks, if someone is just starting out in the journey to body positivity, what is something they can do daily or weekly to encourage them to continue? 43:20 - Jamie asks, what does she do now that she is a few years into her self-love journey that she has become more practiced in since the beginning?   Stay tuned you guys, and stay HEALTHY!   Kenzies Instagram: https://instagram.com/kenziebrenna   And thank you to our sponsors:   LinenFit - Right now, LinenFit is offering 20% off purchases sitewide at LinenFit.com - use code HOTMARRIAGE at checkout! Dropps - visit dropps.com/hotmarriage and use the code hotmarriage to get 25% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are super excited to share a chat with you that we got to have with Danielle Schaffer (City Girl Gone Mom). Danielle is a momma and a podcaster of Mom Confidential. She is a wife and a boss BABE and her son is boss babe Brody. Her podcast is all about the realities about being a mom, all the truths and personal anecdotes! She is all about letting her kids personalities shine through no matter what society says! She likes to tell it like it is and so do we!!! We love keeping it real! 18:07 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Danielle! What inspired you to start your son, Brody’s Instagram page? (@bossbabybrody) 22:51 - Jamie asks, did you ever put him in dance classes to nurture his ability? 26:15 - Doug asks, when did you realize it started to go viral? 28:15 - Doug asks, were you gender focused with your older kids or when did that start? 32:09 - Jamie asks, what’s your advice for stepping out of this type of a mind frame and really allowing your kids to embrace whatever they want without too much influence for others? 36:30 - Doug asks, do you think others wearing dresses is going to help others feel more comfortable breaking away from societal standards, or do you think of this as a new trend, or just someone expressing their individuality? It’s gonna be a good episode next week! You don’t wanna miss it! ;)    Danielle’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/citygirlgonemom Brody’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/bossbabybrody  Danielle’s Today Show Article: Mom to Harry Styles critic: My son wears a dress too and it's OK. Here's why. And thank you to our sponsors: Jonas Paul Eyewear - Save 15% off by using the code COOLPARENTS15 at jonaspauleyewear.com Disney Hits Playlist - Enjoy the magic of Disney Music anytime, anywhere! Disney Hits Playlist is available on all music streaming services! Dropps - visit dropps.com/hotmarriage and use the code hotmarriage to get 25% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are SUPER excited to have Crystal Fairbanks, momma of a 6 year old, 3 year old, and triplets on the podcast today! She totally amazes us how she has been able to take care of all of her kiddos and during COVID! WHOA! She comes on and shares some struggles she has had with postpartum depression/anxiety, and she shares some ways that she has overcome it.    We hope you are encouraged that you are not alone and there should not be a stigma around mental health difficulties!   09:04 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Crystal! 10:25 - Crystal shares all about how she found out she was having triplets. 16:39 - Crystal shares the amazing help her family has had to help care for the triplets. 19:38 - Jamie asks Crystal what the anxiety symptoms were that she was experiencing. 31:35 - Jamie asks Crystal if she feels like she has overcome the postpartum depression? 35:47 - Doug asks Crystal if she breastfed the triplets? 38:47 - Jamie asks Crystal if her doctor ever recommended medication and what was the response from her family and friends? 39:00 - Jamie asks Crystal what are some of the things she has done to overcome the stress and anxiety causing depression?   Stay tuned for another great podcast episode next week!   Crystal’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thefairbanksfam/   And thank you to our sponsors:   LinenFit - Go to linenfit.com, use the code hotmarriage, and get 20% off your purchase! Dropp - visit dropps.com/hotmarriage and use the code hotmarriage to get 25% off your first order! Native Deodorant - Check out their holiday selection! Go to nativedeo.com/hmcp or use the promo code hmcp for 20% off your first order! Order before December 7 to make sure that your products come just in time for Christmas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gonna share this vulnerable chat with you guys about our marriage relationship because we KNOW that other people will benefit :) We have gotten kind of in the “thick” of life and just have struggled because we are SO busy!    We have Jennifer Lehr, she’s a licensed marriage and family therapist and the founder of WeConcile, an online program for committed couples seeking help. She’s an educator on the process of living, self-acceptance, and stepping into your magic life! Like many others, Jennifer grew up in a family with difficult family dynamics and she changed that by spending years working on her own issues, educating herself as well as being in training to work as a couples therapist.    We’re excited to hear all of the ways she suggests to help us care about each other’s feelings and voice our feelings in an appropriate way!   09:45 - Welcome to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents., Jen! 10:00 - Jen shares her background and why she does what she does! 12:32 - Jamie asks Jen how to handle the shifting dynamics of having kids? 17:49 - Jamie asks how do you handle the stress of kids needing things all the time and you’re tired? 27:32 - Jamie asks if she has any tips on how to go about a conversation with a child (example tell me why you don’t want to eat?) 33:54 - Jen shares about her online program, WeConcile, that is actually being developed into an app!   www.weconcile.com   Jen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weconcile/ Jen’s Facebook: https//www.facebook.com/WeConcile   And thank you to our sponsors: OnePlus - Go to the OnePlus website and try out their phones today! It charges in 15 minutes! Or Check them out on Instagram! #15MinuteChallenge #OnePlus8T #OnePlusPartner BlendJet - Go to blendjet.com/hmcp right now to save an extra 12%! Calm App - Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm premium subscription at calm.com/hotmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are SO excited to finally get to have Greg and Deonna on Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. You guys have been BEGGING us to have them on and here they are! :) Greg Okotie and Deonna McNeill Okotie were on Season 9 of Married at First Sight and became INSTANT fan favorites!    They are adorable and we are excited to hear what they are up to, all about their pregnancy, and chat ALL things Married at First Sight Season 11! Is it really already time to film Season 12?!? Time flies! Show Notes: 02:32 - Welcome, Greg and Deonna, to HMCP! Greg and Deonna give a pregnancy update! 06:31 - Doug asks when was the point where both Greg and Deonna got on board once the pregnancy test was positive? 09:16 - Jamie asks if they have decided if they want to find out the gender? 16:06 - Jamie asks if they are planning to use disposable or cloth diapers? 18:47 - Deonna and Jamie talk about having weird dreams during pregnancy and Deonna getting carpal tunnel! 23:00 - Let's talk Amelia and Bennett! 26:30 - Let's talk thoughts on Christina and Henry! 30:38 - Let's talk Miles and Karen! 34:28 - Let's talk Olivia and Brett! 39:33 - Last, but certainly not least, Woody and Amani! Stay tuned for another AWESOME podcast episode next week! Stay healthy, wash your hands...and come back next week to hang with us! 😊  Greg’s Instagram Deonna’s Instagram Greg & Deonna’s Facebook Page Akpesiri Clothing      Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Meeting Mr. Right - Autographed Copy on Jamie's website Wifey 101 on Amazon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we have a very very special guest on the podcast, Lolah Mupotaringa, from Girl Pride Africa. Girl Pride Africa not only rescues girls from child marriages, but it also supports pregnant teens and orphans. This organization has rescued more than 2300 girls and provided accomodation, food, and mentoring to at least 3000 girls around Africa! We are so humbled and thankful to have Lolah on the podcast today! Lolah reached out to Jamie and shared her story, and we are asking you guys to consider giving towards Lolah's amazing non-profit! Grab your tissues, because this one is gonna be a tear jerker! Lolah is literally helping girls who are child brides - it's heartwrenching how these girls are treated by these older men! Show Notes: 16:42 - Welcome, Lolah, to Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. 19:04 - Lolah shares about Girl Pride Africa and the daily work they are doing. 22:08 - Jamie shares with Lolah the struggles her mother had especially with the abuse she had, as well as the difficulties of taking care of her 5 kids 24:25 - Jamie asks Lolah if the girls there feel the same way as her mother, wanting to give up when things get tough 27:45 - Lolah shares the day to day life of taking care of these young girls and the many issues that will come up with the husbands. 28:59 - Lolah shares her background as well as her passion behind this work and why she is so ambitious about helping others. 32:15 - Jamie asks Lolah what is the age of the youngest girl who Lolah has helped and who has had a child? And where are her parents if she is so young? 34:50 - Jamie asks Lolah how we can help Girl Pride Africa? 41:55 - Next week we are switching gears to a bit more lighthearted and we are excited for you to hear from our guests! Giving Way Fundraiser for Girl Pride Africa Girl Pride Africa Facebook Page Girl Pride Africa Instagram Stay tuned! And don't forget all the things - wash your hands, wear your masks. Ya know. 😊 And thank you to our sponsor: LinenFit - Right now, LinenFit is offering our listeners 20% off their purchase sitewide at LinenFit.com when they use the code HOTMARRIAGE at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew East, a college athlete, turned NFL player turned successful entrepreneur and host of the podcast Redirected, and his wife, Shawn Johnson East an Olympic Gold medal gymnast and DWTS champ are our awesome guests on this week’s podcast! Shawn and Andrew are Youtube STARS, athletes, podcasters and parents to an adorable baby girl! This power couples truly does it all!!!!! They got engaged in 2015 and were married a year later. Last year they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Drew Hazel East. They also have their own podcast called Couple Things!   Before we bring Andrew and Shawn on, Jamie takes a moment to share some deep thoughts and feelings about body positivity. Be watching Insta for details on her upcoming body positivity course!   Show Notes: 21:00 - Welcome to HMCP, Shawn and Andrew! 21:53 - Do you see gymnastics or football in Drew’s future? 22:29 - Is Shawn nervous at all for Drew to follow in her footsteps with gymnastics? 23:36 - What was Shawn’s experience like with body dysmorphia? 26:40 - How do you deal with “Mommy Shamers?” 29:03 - Are you currently trying to conceive? 32:08 - Were you scared to have sex while Shawn was pregnant? And what was it like postpartum? 36:12 - Have you thought about whether you may or may not want to deliver in the hospital because of COVID? 41:31 - Andrew, have you tried breast milk? 43:40 - As parents, are there any pet peeves you have of each other in parenting? 44:30 - What’s one thing that you appreciate about each other as parents?    You guys know the drill - wear your masks and wash your hands! :) Chat soon!   Andrew’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewdeast/ Shawn’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnjohnson/ Drew’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewhazeleast/ Couple Things Podcast: https://www.couplethingspod.com/    And thank you to our sponsor: Native Deodorant - Do what I did, and make the switch to Native today by going to nativedeo.com/hmcp or use promo code hmcp at checkout to get 20% off your 1st order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s definitely been a busy few weeks including a quick family trip out to L.A.! We are back now and hope that our sharing the parenting struggles we have will help someone out there. We love you guys! We know we say it ALL the time, but you guys genuinely are the best ever!   So long story short, Henley was born with a piece of skin over her private area. The doctors told us it was fine and that it would eventually fix itself. Well she was playing in the house and ended up falling and tearing that skin… we didn’t know that was what it was at the time. It caused our sweet baby so much pain! My heart was broken in a million pieces! So we brought her to the doctors after a rough couple of days just to make sure she was okay.    We also chat about being thankful that we saw her get hurt since we are living in a new place, she's going to a new school and we have new babysitters, etc. and could have been worried about Henley being taken advantage of :-\ We also share our thoughts about how important it is to teach kids at a young age what the names are of their private parts, so that they know how to defend themselves if the need were to come!   Okay guys, till next week...make sure you register to vote! It’s important!   And thank you to our sponsor:   GreenChef - Use code hotmarriage80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Yasmin Ayoub

Wooow Jamie, you are doing amazing! motherhood, Podcasts, Instagram! You need to give yourself a break! I really feel for you and I identify with a lot of the worries you have, I'm learning so much from you for when I get pregnant with how to manage emotions and fears. I love that Doug is so soo encouraging and supportive and that's his role you don't have to feel bad for him he is there rooting for you 👍🏾stay strong and ride the wave, you got this! 👏🏾X

Jun 1st
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Erica Hanson Brown

Wow! I learned a lot about both of you this episode.

Feb 4th
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Erica Hanson Brown

Did Douglas say vape??? Instead of smoking in the show he vapes now????

Dec 16th
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Kara Sander

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had to leave 10 stars, I've been following Doug and Jamie since episode 1, season 1 of MAFS, I was rooting for you so hard, Jamie crying over being paired with Doug and Doug fell in love at first sight with Jamie. The moment Jamie fell in love with Doug caught on camera made me cry, I watched it over and over because I could feel it. I have followed every step,from the beginning, to sweet Johnathan, from one miscarriage to the next, to little miss Henley Grace, to the baby BOY, (My prediction) coming in may, I've cried, laughed and prayed for you. I absolutely adore you 3 and the love you have for each other, Jamie's raw emotion that you don't even try to hide is so inspiring. I follow you on every platform, and listen to your podcasts and watch your YouTube videos and I am so excited today is the day to find out the gender of your sweet baby!! I have to stay online all day so I know when you post it! you guys are so amazing, God bless you guys and keep doing what you do because you inspire people all over the world and don't even know it! much love to you and your beautiful family 💗💗💗💙💙💙

Nov 25th
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Karen Ceccofiglio

enjoy listen to your podcast. always very interesting

Nov 25th
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Kari Helal

I'm at work listening to your podcast via headphones, and the moonwalk backwards comment had me giggling to myself. love listening to you two.

Nov 20th
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Kari Helal

Jamie, you did so good here and totally relate with you...I feel I am very socially awkward and don't always know how to keep a conversation going.

Nov 19th
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Krista R Hanner

I've never crapped on the bathroom floor but I have crapped myself numerous times since having gastric sleeve and experiencing dumping syndrome. I've cleaned myself in public bathrooms and thrown out my underwear there numerous times. I started carrying wet wipes and a spare pair of underwear in my purse, lol.

Oct 18th
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Hannah N'Jared Pepper

Doug and Jamie are so real, hilarious and down to earth. I have been following them since MAFS. I love how they compliment each others stregnths and weaknesses (not that you are weak but if one is weak in one area the other is strong). I love how Castbox has their episodes a day before they come out to everyone else. It definetely makes my Thursdays better and more enjoyable. I also love listening to them and following their lives. It makes me think that if I lived close to Jamie we would be Best Frieamily!!! @hotmarriagecoolparents @jamieotis

Apr 29th
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Kaley Hazell

Hi Doug and Jamie! I love love love you both and have been following you both since MAFS. Your podcast is one of the few that I consistently listen to. I appreciate how open and honest you both are and how engaged you are with your frans. Love you both and keeping my fingers crossed for another baby Hehner. @jamieotis @DougHehner #rainbowbaby

Apr 18th
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Michelle Ruby

AJ hates not being in control of the situation! And he knew that they were all going to be there that's what the dinner was all about. He really needs to control his outbursts or its gonna drive Stephanie away.

Mar 19th
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Cuisine_Slate

Best thing my sister in law told me is that a parent never forgets any children they've had and it's okay to celebrate their motherhood and fatherhood on mother's or Father's day by recognizing those children they have and have lost. It won't "remind" them of anything they don't already know and think about.

Mar 12th
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Stephanie Nicole Gregersen

just had my 2nd pregnancy and 1st ectopic pregnancy where I lost my baby and left fallopian tube

Jan 23rd
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Jessica Danielle

I ❤ y'alls honesty, very down to earth. #momlife #wehaveallbeenthere #poopstation

Dec 30th
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Libby N Mark Coker

CONGRATS to our growing FRANILY! So excited for y'all! ❤

Dec 26th
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Kelli Baum

❤️❤️❤️

Dec 25th
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