Mom becomes the stork’s assistant
December 12, 2021
Many women dream of becoming a mother from a very early age, but not quite as many have a goal to be a surrogate like Michaela Conner did. Now she's helping families navigating surrogacy and egg donation.
The ultimate mom prob: making adult friends
November 07, 2021
If you are a part of any mom groups on Facebook, you've seen them... The constant posts about not having friends. And you know what? I can relate! Making friends as an adult, especially as an mom, is really tough! Until recently when I walked into a Halloween house party in a full-on princess costume and walked out with 20 new friends all thanks to Ashlyn Sandbach.
October 17, 2021
They aren't always pretty, but they are genius... mom hacks! Here are the tips and tricks I have learned and come up with while raising my four little nuggets!
Emma’s story: A mother’s message after infant loss
October 03, 2021
In 2019, then WISH-TV news anchor Brooke Martin welcomed a sweet baby girl into her family. She did it with full knowledge that Emma Noelle had no chance of survival. She lived 21 minutes. We mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Emma's story and how faith carried Brooke through it.
Blooming in the Fall: ‘Moms in the Media’ panel discussion
September 26, 2021
Indianapolis Moms hosted it's 5th annual Bloom event this weekend. Hear the 'Moms in the Media' panel discussion with RTV6 reporter Troy Washington, Fox 59 anchor Lindy Thackston, and me (Nina Criscuolo). We talk career, life challenges, and give our best piece of parenting advice.
How a shattered birth plan lit my passion for birth work
September 19, 2021
When a failed induction lead to the c-section birth of my first child, I thought my dream birth experience was just that... only a dream. But it wasn't... With research, confidence, preparation, and advocation, I had the birth experience I wanted and learned so much.
Coping with COVID-19
September 12, 2021
We are a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic and as we continue to navigate it, concern about cases in kids is rising. We speak to Stephanie Edwards, an Indiana mom whose three children and husband are all recovering from COVID-19 about her experience and her mindset moving forward.
Stephanie publishes Mom to Mom, NWI a monthly magazine. Find it on Facebook: (5) Mom to Mom, NWI | Facebook
“I ain’t never seen a grown man…”
September 06, 2021
Milestones, timelines, growth curves... they put so much pressure on the minds of us moms! How one small comment from a southern lady years ago has helped keep me grounded while raising my children.
FTM at 42
August 29, 2021
WISH-TV Meteorologist Tara Hastings shares her experience of becoming a mother at 42 years old. From pregnancy and labor & delivery to introducing Haley to her father battling Alzheimer's disease, Tara opens up about her journey.
Making memories with your family (special guest!)
August 22, 2021
Deliberately making plans for special experiences with your kids is so important. Whether it's a picnic or a big vacation, my husband and I feel it is so important to create these memory-making moments, so I'm dragging him into the hot seat this week to talk about it.
Choosing your parenting path
August 15, 2021
Decisions, decisions. Isn't that the core of parenting? Making huge, life-impacting decisions for your kids each and every day. How do you navigate them all? It's easy to make a stand in an area you feel passionate about, but what about the big decisions you're not sure about at all?
Big life update: Why I’m retiring at 35
August 07, 2021
It's official! I'm retiring at just 35 years old. Retiring from the news business, but not the work force. I'm chasing some new exciting dreams and I can't wait to tell you all about it and what it means for the Mapping Out Motherhood podcast.
Postpartum in a pandemic
July 25, 2021This week my colleague and friend Hanna Mordoh took a close look at how the pandemic is impacting the pregnancy and postpartum experience. From prenatal appointments, baby showers, and even loss, the coronavirus has had a big effect on new moms and their babies.
Back to Sch– Don’t even say it!
July 18, 2021I am not ready for summer to be over, but back-to-school season is already upon us. Kait Baumgartner of Indianapolis Moms joins me to help you prepare for the school years without writing off the rest of the summer weeks.
Adryanah saves the day
July 04, 2021An 8-year-old Indy girl is being credited with saving her mother's life. Adryanah Robert witnessed her mother Brigit suffer a heart attack and sprang into action. The mother-daughter duo sit down to tell their story and how the experience changed their outlook on life. Go Fund me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-adryanah-save-the-day?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
Oohs, aahs, and no ows
June 27, 2021The 4th of July is next week and that means fireworks, barbeques and pool parties. We chat with father of five Tim Griffin, also known as Firefighter Tim, about how to keep everyone safe on Independence Day.
Alone in the woods
June 20, 2021A special talk on Father's Day and dropping off my oldest child at overnight camp.
Known & named: 30 babies in 11 years
June 13, 2021When a mother of four heard God's call to claim a baby's body, she had no idea the plan He had for her. Linda Znachko, founder of He Knows Your Name Ministry, has spent 12 years saying 'yes' to those calls.
Dive into swim safety
June 06, 2021
Pools are open and that means a lot of fun for kids and, if you're anything like me, worry for mom. Pools, lakes, etc. can be scary when it comes to kids, so this week we talk with a water safety expert.
Podcast: Teen takeover
May 30, 2021My nieces join me for a special Mapping Out Motherhood chat on parenthood and the challenges of being a teenager today.
Podcast: The one-two punch
May 23, 2021We all navigate obstacles as mothers, but sometimes those hurdles are bigger than we ever expected. I chat with a true super mom about how she has weathered some of the toughest storms and learned to celebrate every little victory.
Podcast: The summer dilemma
May 16, 2021The kids may be excited to be out of school, but what are you going to do with them? Katy Mann, a self-made kids entertainment expert and mom of four, shares her best summer season secrets.
Weighing the impact: Sports and the brain
May 08, 2021
As a parent, keeping our children safe is always a priority, so how do we choose what sports will do just that? Hear from Purdue professor Eric Nauman on his research on the brain and how simple moves, like inflating a soccer ball less, can make a huge impact on the safety of the sport.
Will Mother’s Day be mine?
April 30, 2021
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is hard, but also learning treatment could effect fertility later in life is like a one-two punch. Hear the story of a Riley Hospital for Children nurse who supports young cancer patients after surviving leukemia herself and how it has all impacted her journey to motherhood.
Offering, accepting, and asking for support
April 25, 2021
We moms don't like to ask for help and sometimes we even put up walls when it comes to offering support. Katie Awwad shares her journey with accepting and offering support.
Podcast: Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at
April 18, 2021Do you worry every time you feel a sneeze coming on? Incontinence is something many women deal with after giving birth, going through menopause, or for various other reasons, but it isn't something you have to live with forever. Physical Therapist Elizabeth Farmer shares her experiences with incontinence and options for women to treat it.
Be affirmed: Breastfeeding, empowerment, and support
April 11, 2021
The women behind Indy Lactation Care share their thoughts on the choice to breastfeed, how to nourish breastfeeding mamas, and what they've learned in their decades of supporting women.
Would you say it to your best friend?
April 04, 2021
How to embrace your postpartum, post-30, imperfectly perfect body. I chat with boudoir photographer Cindy Johnson about her personal journey to self-confidence and how she helps others feel beautiful in their own skin too.
World Doula Week with Lynsey Renée Mason
March 28, 2021
As we wrap up World Doula Week, I sit down with my doula and birth photographer Lynsey Renée Mason to talk about her passion for not only capturing beautiful birth moments, but also educating and supporting women in their parenthood journey.
Low & Slow: Communication with kids
March 20, 2021
Communication with children can be a really difficult task, especially during tense situations. I chat with teacher and mom-of-four Tracie Douglas about how she keeps her cool and avoids yelling in the classroom and at home.
March 14, 2021
As we begin our journey together, I sit down with my mom for a trip down memory lane. We talk birth stories, swaying, co-parenting, and more.
Mapping Out Motherhood Trailer
July 21, 2020
From health and nutrition to balancing family and career, the “Mapping out Motherhood” podcast with WISH-TV’s Nina Crisuolo is a conversation about motherhood. With discussions on expectations and reality along with sharing stories and interviews with other moms and experts.