Hot Marriage. Cool Parents.

Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. Podcast

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!

Ep. 72 Jamie and Doug's Home Birth Story Quarantined
Baby Hendrix is here!!! This episode is all about our home birth, and we get into ALL the details about what happened that day! He came SO fast!!! We’re recording from our bedroom on this episode because Jamie is still taking it easy, so you will hear baby Hendrix and Gracie some in the background! We’re definitely learning to adjust with 2 kiddos :)  Show Notes: 02:00 - Jamie shares that next week’s episode will be all about the 4th trimester - PSA it might get a little intimate!03:10 - Doug shares that ev...

Ep. 71 Married at First Sight S10 Bachelor Derek Sherman is BACK with a special Q&A Session; Things just got personal!
America’s most eligible and favorite bachelor is BACK! Derek Sherman is on again to answer ALL of your questions! A lot of you wanted to know if he is single and ready to mingle...listen to find out! :) Before Derek comes on, Doug shares the *hopefully last* pregnancy update and raves about how absolutely incredible Jamie is as a mother, entrepreneur, wife, and so many things! He also shares how potty training Henley is going!  Show Notes: 00:36 - Doug shares they have 1 week (or less) left til baby Hayes w...

Ep. 71 Married at First Sight S10 Bachelor Derek Sherman is BACK with a special Q&A Session; Things just got personal!
America’s most eligible and favorite bachelor is BACK! Derek Sherman is on again to answer ALL of your questions! A lot of you wanted to know if he is single and ready to mingle...listen to find out! :) Before Derek comes on, Doug shares the *hopefully last* pregnancy update and raves about how absolutely incredible Jamie is as a mother, entrepreneur, wife, and so many things! He also shares how potty training Henley is going!  Show Notes: 00:36 - Doug shares they have 1 week (or less) left til baby Hayes w...


Ep. 70 Married at First Sight s10 STAR Derek Sherman Brings the Fire! Real Talk on Staying Married, Getting a Divorce & Everything in Between
We are so excited to welcome a GUY onto our podcast! It’s been a while! Welcome, Derek to Hot Marriage, Cool Parents! Derek was a cast member of Season 10 of MAFS. He’s a fan favorite, an avid dreamer, hopeless romantic, an all around awesome guy! He shares his experience on MAFS and what he is up to now! Oh, and he’s America’s most ELIGIBLE bachelor! Before Derek comes on, Doug tells everyone about their last minute plans for their home birth and his excitement! Doug shares their progress on finding a baby...

Ep. 70 Married at First Sight s10 STAR Derek Sherman Brings the Fire! Real Talk on Staying Married, Getting a Divorce & Everything in Between
We are so excited to welcome a GUY onto our podcast! It’s been a while! Welcome, Derek to Hot Marriage, Cool Parents! Derek was a cast member of Season 10 of MAFS. He’s a fan favorite, an avid dreamer, hopeless romantic, an all around awesome guy! He shares his experience on MAFS and what he is up to now! Oh, and he’s America’s most ELIGIBLE bachelor! Before Derek comes on, Doug tells everyone about their last minute plans for their home birth and his excitement! Doug shares their progress on finding a baby...

Ep. 69 Married At First Sights Fan Favorite Mindy Shiben Tells All! The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Getting Married At First Sight!
Put your hands up in the air and welcome MAFS Alum from Season 10, Mindy Shiben! She is here to chat ALL things MAFS and tell us what’s new! Mindy Shiben aka America’s Sweetheart joins us today. She is hands down one of the most caring, genuine, and mature cast members from MAFS. She’s a super talented figure skating coach and honestly an all around catch.  Before Mindy comes on, we share pregnancy updates (including getting tested for COVID-19!) and Jamie gets real about some struggles she is dealing with ...


Ep. 69 Married At First Sights Fan Favorite Mindy Shiben Tells All! The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Getting Married At First Sight!
Put your hands up in the air and welcome MAFS Alum from Season 10, Mindy Shiben! She is here to chat ALL things MAFS and tell us what’s new! Mindy Shiben aka America’s Sweetheart joins us today. She is hands down one of the most caring, genuine, and mature cast members from MAFS. She’s a super talented figure skating coach and honestly an all around catch.  Before Mindy comes on, we share pregnancy updates (including getting tested for COVID-19!) and Jamie gets real about some struggles she is dealing with ...

Ep. 68 Bachelor's Bekah Martinez Choosing Unmedicated Birth and Chatting with Our Midwife
Today we are super excited to welcome to our show the beautiful SUPER-Mom and Boss Babe, Bekah Martinez!  Bekah Martinez was on the Bachelor and after she was on the Bachelor, she started dating Gray and got pregnant within a couple months (their first couple dates!).  We are excited to talk to her about her birthing center birth story as well as her future plans for a home-birth with her current pregnancy! Before Bekah comes on, we share with you guys the initial phone call Doug and Jamie had with a home-b...

Ep. 68 Bachelor's Bekah Martinez Choosing Unmedicated Birth and Chatting with Our Midwife
Today we are super excited to welcome to our show the beautiful SUPER-Mom and Boss Babe, Bekah Martinez!  Bekah Martinez was on the Bachelor and after she was on the Bachelor, she started dating Gray and got pregnant within a couple months (their first couple dates!).  We are excited to talk to her about her birthing center birth story as well as her future plans for a home-birth with her current pregnancy! Before Bekah comes on, we share with you guys the initial phone call Doug and Jamie had with a home-b...


Ep. 67 Jamie and Doug's Birth Plan for Baby #2!
It’s the Doug and Jamie show today! We are super excited to share with listeners our decision on having a HOME BIRTH! We have done tons of research and are ready to share the facts with you!  No matter what decision our awesome listeners make in their birth plans, we want you to know that we support you ALL! We just wanted to share the facts we’ve learned in case anyone else is weighing the options during this crazy time! As always, make sure you are talking with your doctors and with other professionals wh...

Ep. 66 NYC Nurse & What its like on the Front Lines of Covid-19
We are living in such strange times right now and there is a lot of uncertainty with having a baby during this time! We are excited to welcome on to today’s episode an amazing nurse friend of Jamie’s who is here to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of what is happening in the labor and delivery unit because of the corona-virus! Before their guest comes on, Jamie and Doug chat about her pregnancy symptoms, how baby boy is growing so much,  Later in the episode, they speak with Sara Maher, RN at Columbia ...

Ep 65. Covid-19 Facts vs Fiction with Infectious Disease Scientist Alex Willis
There is so much information out there re: the corona virus so Jamie and Doug went straight to the source and brought a guest on who is working behind the scenes with other scientists to help fight infectious diseases.Before their guest comes on, Jamie and Doug chat about being back in NJ a week early because of Covid-19 and how Jamie feels more pregnant than ever. They talk about the measures they took to sanitize and hopefully avoid getting or spreading the virus while flying home from FL.Later in the epi...


Ep 64 Christina Cimorelli Music, Family, Rainbow Baby
Jamie and Doug speak with Christina Cimorelli, who started a singing group with her sisters, and quickly rose to fame through YouTube, and now with over 5 Million subscribers. Jamie and Doug ask what it is like starting a group with family, and the ups and downs of the music industry. Christina has been open about suffering a miscarriage, and offers a new perspective on dealing with a loss. Christina shares some extremely powerful coping techniques that she learned in therapy, and announces that she is preg...

Ep 63 Married At First Sight star Danielle Dodd & her Near-Death Delivery
Doug catches up with Married At First Sight Season 7's Danielle Dodd, who had a "Near-Death" experience while giving birth to their daughter Olivia. Danielle was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome, something that occurs in less than 1% of births in the USA! Hear how Danielle and her husband Bobby Dodd managed everything, and the aftermath of having their beautiful daughter Olivia. Danielle also gives her take on the current season of Married At First Sight, and her predictions on which couples she thinks will be...

Ep 62 Mindfulness and Postpartum Depression with Terra Larock
Jamie and Doug (Mostly Jamie) brings awareness to HPV, what it is, how to check for it, how to treat it, and the consequences if you do nothing. After that, Doug speaks with Terra Larock, and her Mindful Mamas App launching soon, to help mamas of all ages deal with Postpartum Depression. Terra is a mom of 2, and went through severe postpartum depression with her first child. Hear all about her story, the inspiration behind her Mindful Mamas App, and some extremely powerful techniques and practices to deal w...


Ep 61 Super Bowl Complaints PLUS Beth & Jamie from Married at First Sight S09
Doug and Jamie cover traveling with the Coronavirus, and discuss who are the people that complain to the FCC about the Superbowl Half Time show this year. After that, Elisabeth & Jamie, stars of Season 9 Married at First Sight tells us all about life after MAFS. Here about their newlywed struggles, what compelled them to move across country to the West Coast. More importantly, they given us a lesson on what "BCS (Basic Caucasian Sex)" is, and whether they have babies in their near future....  See acast....

Ep 60 Baby Names and Meanings with SJ Strum
Jamie and Doug catch up on the latest Married at First Sight drama, and share their feeling on a few of the husbands from this season. After that they speak with world renowned "Baby Naming Expert - SJ Strum," to get some help naming their baby boy due in May. SJ gave Jamie & Doug some knowledge behind their names, and suggests 5 Boy Names beginning with "H." After their conversation, with SJ Strum, they may have finally found a name for baby number 2!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor...

Ep 59 Jamie's 2nd Trimester Pregnancy Update
Jamie shares a quick update on what is happening now that she is in the Third Trimester, and how this pregnancy differs from the fist with Henley Grace. Also, curious what Doug got Jamie for Valentines Day....? Hear all about what Jamie got for Valentines Day, and how Doug gave it to her. Jamie, Doug, and Henley are heading back to Los Angeles to film a Married at First Sight Special, so this episode is a quick update episode from Jamie!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 59 Jamie's 3rd Trimester Pregnancy Update
Jamie shares a quick update on what is happening now that she is in the Third Trimester, and how this pregnancy differs from the fist with Henley Grace. Also, curious what Doug got Jamie for Valentines Day....? Hear all about what Jamie got for Valentines Day, and how Doug gave it to her. Jamie, Doug, and Henley are heading back to Los Angeles to film a Married at First Sight Special, so this episode is a quick update episode from Jamie! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Ep 58. Toxic Shock Syndrome & Married at First Sight
Do you know anyone that had Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)? Do you know what TSS is? Jamie and Doug speak with Dawn Massabni, whose daughter Maddy passed away from using a tampon, and developing Toxic Shock Syndrome. Dawn and her family are now on a mission to warn families and girls about tampon use, and educate everyone on the signs and symptoms of this deadly infection. Jamie and Doug also provide their opinions on the latest episode of Married at First Sight, and predictions on who will stay together.  S...

Ep 57 Moving to Florida, Pregnancy Update, and Playing 2 Truths & 1 Lie
If you thought you knew Jamie and Doug....THINK AGAIN!! Jamie proposed a game between the two, "2 TRUTHS AND A LIE," and the couple reveals a few secrets that even Jamie and Doug did not know about one another.Doug and Jamie also begin their 2 month trip to Florida, looking for a place to invest in, and turn into a rental home and/or place to live for the winter. Jamie is battling a cold/fever/6 month pregnancy, and has been out of commission for the last couple days, so Doug discusses their first impress...


Ep 56- Married At First Sight Recap with Dougs Parents & Heading to FL for 2 Months
Jamie and Doug are now 6 Months Pregnant and Jamie gives an update on her most recent visits to the OBGYN. Meanwhile, they are preparing to head to FL for 2 whole months, and talk about what the purpose of the long trip is.... (Possibly Moving Away from NJ??)Later in the episode, they check in with Doug's parents to get their take on the new season of Married at First Sight, recap the latest episode, and give their predictions on who will stay together. Doug asks his parents what it was like hearing that t...

Ep. 55 Our Babymoon Mishaps and The Royal Family 101
Jamie and Doug took some time away to reconnect in Curacao on their babymoon!! Things went as planned... for the most part.... but they spill all about their little mishaps! Also, they have expert Caryn Blood on to chat all about the royal family and what you may not have known!! Also, here are a few amazing offers from this week's episode :) Want to take your personal trainer everywhere? You can sign up and get 50% at tryfuture.com/hmcp Also, right now, Perfect Bar is offering you 15% off your online order...

Ep 54 - Self Love and Conquering Goals with Life Coach Kelsey Murphy
Jamie and Doug get some much needed advice on Self-Love, channeling your best you, and how to conquer 2020 goals with World Renown Life Coach Kelsey Murphy, who is also expecting her second child within the next week. Also Season 10 Married At First Sight just premiered on January 1st, and Jamie and Doug share their thoughts and predictions on the 5 new couples, reflect on their own journey and how so much has changed since the show first began.... and SO MUCH MORE!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...


Ep 53.Holiday Recap, New Years Party, Restraining Order, and Goals for 2020!
Jamie and Doug discuss the Christmas gifts that they exchanged, and the gift that Jamie gave to Doug, which REALLY shows how much she has his "back-side!" Get a behind the scenes recap of the Hehner Family Christmas, and how Henley reacted to all of the presents this year. A HUGE thank you to all their Frans for the support through Year 1 of Hot Marriage Cool Parents, and what their 2020 Goals are for the year ahead. Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. has reached over 1 MILLION downloads! THANK YOU!  See acast.co...

Top 3 Baby Names , Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to our Frans!
Christmas Episode! Jamie and Doug reveal each of their Top Baby Name Choices for their baby boy due in May. They also share a recap of the private reading they received from Monica the Medium, after she channeled Jamie's father, their late son Johnathan, and a few surprise relatives on Doug's side of the family. Hear more about the Hehner Holiday Tradition, Proper Gift Etiquette, and send a HUGE THANK YOU to all their Frans Around the World!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep. 51 Talking to the Dead with Monica the Medium
Doug and Jamie bring Monica the Medium on Hot Marriage Cool Parents. She does not make promises that shirts will come through, but...SPOILER ALERT.... Monica speaks with Jamie's dad, and they get a chance to hear from their Angel Baby Johnathan, and a few more surprise visitors.Sponsors for this episode:Perfect Bar, The Original Refrigerated Protein Bar: Offering 15% OFF your online order, go to perfectbar.com/HMCPFEALS, Premium CBD Delivered Directly to your Door: go to FEALS.com/HMCP to become a member ...


Ep 50. Is Jamie A "Rape Baby" And What Does That Mean? | The Bird's Papaya Is Back To Finish Her Body Positive Chat
Doug and Jamie fully discuss the conversation they had with Jamie's mom about the night Jamie was conceived. Jamie doesn't want to believe she is a "rape baby" but Doug reminds her that even if she is - it isn't her fault. It doesn't change the person she's become. Sarah Landry of The Bird's Papaya is back to finish her chat about loving every stretch mark, curve, lump and bump on your body. And she is on FIRE. Everyone should hear the message she has to say!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out ...

Ep.48 OUR BABY'S GENDER REVEALED & HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you!!
We are so happy to FINALLY share our gender reveal with YOU!💗☺️.... drumroll pleaseeeeee....IT’S A BOY!!!!💙 We are over the moon excited for our newest little edition and we are so happy to have you all along on our journey with us!! Ps this is the last chance to leave a review to be entered for our giveaway!!!Also, a special thank you to this week's sponsor Perfect Snacks!We all know the holidays can be a lot for families and that nothing saves the car ride to grandma’s house better than delicious snacks...


Ep. 47 Wacky Gender Prediction Test Results & Helping a Fran Through a Difficult Time
Jamie and Doug did a bunch of WACKY gender prediction tests and shared all their results! Andddd next week we get to share the gender💗 is baby Hehner number 2 a sweet little cupcake or a handsome stud muffin?! But first we have a very touching podcast with a Fran who reached out to Jamie who was inspired by her story. Jamie and Doug help her through a difficult time and share her story in hopes of inspiring one of YOU!With the holidays right around the corner we have some special deals just for our listene...

Ep. 46 The Bachelor's Carly Waddell SHOCKS us with this personal information she shares...Evan isn't a penis doctor?!
This week, The Bachelor’s Carly Wadell and her hubby Evan Bass are on this week’s episode. Jamie and Doug have the last Interview Carly did before she gave birth. They talked about why both her babies were pleasant surprises, how Evan isn’t really a penis doctor like The Bachelor said and how he has since turned farmer - shocking! Lol. Jamie and Doug talk about how they found out, touched on what her delivery plan looked like! All this and more on this week’s episode!!! I don’t know about you, but I like al...

Ep. 45 Sex, Cheating, and Married At First Sight?! We talk about it all - and get advice for keeping the romance alive - with relationship expert, Pastor Cal!
This week we have Married At First Sight's Pastor Cal on to give all the best tips and tricks on keeping the spark alive in your marriage ;) We chat about sex, cheating and the seasons of Married At First Sight! Ya won't wanna miss it!!Special offers from this week's episode!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 44. Expecting Mom Shawn Johnson & Andrew East talk miscarriage, fears of labor & joys of becoming parents
Andrew East, a college athlete, turned NFL player turned successful entrepreneur and his wife, Shawn Johnson East an Olympic Gold medal gymnast and DWTS champ are our amazing guests on this week’s podcast! They got engaged on July 24, 2015 and were married a year later. In April 2019, they announced their pregnancy after suffering a miscarriage in 2017. Shawn is due any day now with their rainbow baby and we can’t wait! They talk miscarriage, fears of labor and their joys of becoming parents on this week’s ...

Ep. 43: 15 Whacky Gender Reveal Predictions and Married At First Sight’s Sonia Granados Opens Up About her life after the show.
On this week’s episode, we have one of the most requested MAFS guest on! Sonia shares about her break up with Nick and how months after their divorce, she found out that he was having twins! Sonia also shares about Nick’s near death experience, her work with the homeless and her current MAFS crush!If you’d like to be a part of her work with the homeless, I’ll put her wishlist here  Sonia’s Wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QQXSV7M08VGO?ref_=wl_shareAlso we have some great deals from this week’...

42:We got a *FUN* little surprise at our doctors visit and Doug has one BIG surprise he wants to reveal
This week, Jamie and Doug are keeping it short and sweet! They were scheduled to take this week off the podcast, but since they got unexpected news from their doctor they wanted to hop on the podcast real fast because they just *had* to share it with you!In this episode, Jamie and Doug announce a SURPRISE about their pregnancy and things get *pretty* intimate when Doug shares his BIG surprise! I promise this week’s episode will have you chuckling and smiling from ear to ear!  See acast.com/privacy for priv...


Ep 41. Sex While Pregnant? Why we haven't had sex in TWO MONTHS... and a fun game of "who knows who better"!
Sex while pregnant isn't all it's cracked up to be! Jamie and Doug spill all about why they haven't had sex in TWO months, I know it's crazy right?! Anyways, Jamie and Doug also play a little game of who knows who better and you'll never guess who won ;)Jamie and Doug also have some special offers for YOU!!If you've been on the hunt for a new deodorant that's all natural and actually works, definitely check out nativedeodorant.com and use code HMCP for 20% off your first purchase!We've all felt the struggle...

Ep 40. Plans for Baby #2 *on Earth*| Everything you've been asking! Names? Boy or girl? Due date? We answer it all!
Everything you’ve been asking about baby number two is right here! Jamie and Doug chat about gender predictions, names they picked out, why they chose to announce early, how they think Henley will react and much more! Offers for you from this episode:You can get yummy, healthy snack bars that taste like a treat for both mamas, dadas and kiddos! Just head to perfectbar.com/HMCP to get 15% off!If you’re looking for scrubs that are stylish and comfortable, FIGS has you covered! They’re offering our listeners 1...

Ep 39: Back by popular demand! Answering *your* questions. | Brendan Synnott joins us to chat about the adoption process and growing multi-million dollar businesses while being a father
Jamie calls Doug out on pooping the bed and then Doug and Jamie answer your most common questions. Their guest this week is Brendan Synnott. He shares about how he turned a $3500.00 investment into a $80 million dollar brand and how he is a dad of 4 - 2 adopted. Doug shares his fears on adoption and Brendan de-mystifies the adoption process.Offers for you from this episode:25% off your first order of personalized care/of vitamins. Just go to TakeCareOf.com and use promo code JAMIEFreeOFree 7 day trial of re...


Ep 38: Seeing Jamie's father's side of the family for the second time to spread her Dad's ashes | Julie Solomon from the Influencer podcast stops by to share how she turned her side hustle into a full fledged career
Jamie and Doug went to Ithaca, New York to meet with her dad's side of the family for the second time. She was suppose to join them in spreading her dad's ashes at all his favorite places along cayuga lake, but she wasn't able to. Guest Julie Solomon - host of The Influencer Podcast - joins Jamie to share how to turn your passion into a business. She shares her story and advice on how to turn your side hustle into a successful career.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 37: 5 Tips For Trying To Conceive & EVERYTHING I Did Differently To Get Pregnant | Special Guest Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood Chat About Positive Affirmations: How To Speak Them and Why They're So Important
WE *FINALLY* HAVE A VIABLE PREGNANCY! I’ve gotten so many questions about what we did differently after 18 months of trying & I want to be able help others trying to conceive if we can...We are sharing about *all* the things I did differently to get to this positive pregnancy test.🤰🏼🙏🏻 The last 2 months I’ve drastically changed my lifestyle and it seems to be working!🤞🏼 And hey, if you’re #ttc and nothing else has worked for ya - it doesn’t hurt to try these!🤷🏼‍♀️I am currently writing a blog with a...

HOW WE FOUND OUT WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!! AHH! BEST SURPRISE EVER!!
After 18 months of trying - with two losses - we are *finally* pregnant and my hormone levels come back shockingly elevated. Doug and I share how we found out we are pregnant, how we confirmed it, and the surprising news the nurse told me about my blood work. We just couldn't wait a whole week to share this info and it is way too much information for a caption on instagram, so we recorded this bonus episode for you! We hope you enjoy listening! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE, E...


Ep 36: IVF, Adoption, and a Funny Game Of This or That - That Ends With Death. This One's All Over The Map!
Doug and I begin today's podcast episode updating you on what we discussed last week: progesterone levels. Then we begin chatting about IVF options, whether adoption is in our future and our excitement to see the fertility doctor tomorrow. We wanted to keep this podcast light so we had our assistant, Rachel, come up with a fun game to play. She made a list of This or That scenarios that we had to choose from - and let's just say Noah's arc, death, and beautiful beaches are all brought up. This podcast is a ...

Ep: 35 Trying To Conceive? There Could Be An Easy Fix...No Joke! Our Guest Amy Beckley Shocked Me With This Information!
We have been trying to conceive for 18 months. We've suffered two losses during this time. So many are in this boat with us so when I heard about this information we're sharing today, I was SHOOK.Amy Beckley, our guest for today, has a PHD and suffered from 7 losses of her own. It was after this turmoil she experienced that she took her science background and created an at-home test where women can check their progesterone levels. No doctors order needed. No labs necessary. You simply pee in a cup and dip t...

Ep. 34 Married At First Sight's Kate Sisk is Back to Talk If She's Still Married, Dating, And How Recognize Signs of Emotional Abuse
This week’s episode we have a *very* special guest, Married At First Sight’s very own Kate Sisk. Andddd she’s ready to spill ALL her secrets!! Is she dating, is she divorced, what *really* went on behind the scenes of Married At First Sight?! Plus she dishes her feelings on this season’s couples and her ex-hubby is actually very similar to another hubby on this season…you’ll have to listen and see ;) Also a special thank you to this week’s sponsors! We all need someone to just talk to, someone who’s there t...


Ep. 33 Five Tips To Become A Better You (Especially If You're Trying to Conceive)
Doug surprised me with 5 unique questions that he's never asked me before (it was the sweetest surprise ever) and we close the podcast with 5 tips just for YOU...and they're not what you may expect! Also a special thank you to this week's sponsor, Modsy! If you're looking for an interior designer, but don't want to break the bank... look no more! Modsy is a revolutionary online home design service that helps ALL your room dreams come true! And this month only they're offering our listeners 20% off at modsy....

Ep 32: Life is Short. Live. Laugh. Love. Dedicated to Erica Hoffman
At the time we recorded this episode Erica was in a lot of pain on hospice, but she still had a smile on her face and a legacy she wanted to leave. I’ve actually never met her in person, but her whole aura has always been gravitational! On episode 30, she offered to come back on HMCP to answer any questions our frans may have had. Meanwhile, Erica was fighting stage 4 colon cancer. This is a perfect example of her giving spirit. I am so sad to have to say that Erica didn’t survive to record another podcast....

Ep 31: Jamie Finally Found Her Father & She Met His Side Of The Family For The Very First Time!
It's been a long time coming, but Jamie has finally located her father and his side of the family and they invited her to meet them! Jamie and Doug talk all about this exciting time in this podcast episode you do not want to miss!Postmates (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) Go to the Postmates app to get $100 of free delivery credit for the first 7 days! Don't miss this limited time offer! Use the code COOLPARENTS when you download the Postmates app!Talkspace (this episode's amazing sponsor!) Go to talkspace...


Ep 30: Erica Hoffman - Fighting Stage 4 Cancer But Leaving A Bright And Shining Legacy For The World To See!
If you had the opportunity to leave a legacy, what would yours be? We have the most special guest on this week’s podcast episode. Erica Hoffman is a stage 4 colon cancer fighter who is one of the very most positive and joyful people I know - and I’ve actually never even met her in person!! She’s a friend of a fran (I share the story in the episode) and I know that you ALL will be so touched by her story.Even though Erica has very little energy, she wants to leave an amazing legacy and has offered to do a Q&...

Ep 29: Breaking the Cycle - Jamie's Sister Leah Tells Us What It Was Like Having Jamie As A Sister & Mom
On today's episode we are super excited to have Jamie's sister Leah chat about all things childhood life with Jamie! She shares about what it was like to have Jamie as a sister and a mother figure at the same time and how counseling helped them get through the most difficult time in life. Leah credits Jamie's perseverance in taking them to counseling as a large benefit to helping them to be able to break the cycle they knew from growing up.Scentbird (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) For 50% off your first m...

Ep 28: Holiday Special - HMCP Top Moments So Far!
Can you believe we are almost to 30 episodes now?!? Whoa! We have had so many great moments, sad and happy, and we are excited to share them with you in this special holiday episode. Wishing all of you a very happy 4th of July! Cove (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) For a limited time, get your first month of medication FREE! Go to withcove.com/hmcp!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 27: Be Prepared! Crime Junkie Podcast's Ashley Flowers Chats With Us All About True Crime AND The Crazy Deaths Happening In The DR 😱
We are absolutely thrilled to be able to have Ashley Flowers from Crime Junkie Podcast chat with us! Doug and Jamie (especially Jamie!) are obsessed with true crime, and they had a great time chatting with Ashley about all things true crime, including all this craziness going on in the Dominican Republic! What's up with all these deaths?!? She also shares her tips on being prepared at all times! This is definitely an episode you don't want to miss!Talkspace (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) To get your firs...

Ep 26: Take A Challenge With Us To Kick Anxiety & Depression To The CURB!
Jamie is back this week and is ready to challenge you to GET HEALTHY! We can definitely all benefit from some exercise and positivity and we are excited to talk with you about how to practically make this happen! Join us on Facebook for the challenge - Jamie will be popping in often!Grove Collaborative (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) For a FREE 5 piece spring cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer (a $30 value!!) go to grove.co/hmcp to get this exclusive offer!care/of (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) For 30% off y...

Ep 25: Real Talk: Doug's Thoughts on Fatherhood & Helping Others with Anxiety & Depression
Doug & Jamie have been traveling a LOT lately and Doug hops on the podcast while Jamie is resting to chat all things being a daddy and how he makes it through the struggle of depression. He also talks about his appreciation for Jamie and all that she does for their family. He talks about how one of the most crazy decisions he and Jamie made was to get married to strangers and what a blessing it has been to be married to the love of his life.Hello Fresh (this episode’s amazing sponsor!) For $80 off your firs...


Ep 24: Doug & Jamie Take A Parenting Quiz & Seek Feedback From Henley! Doug's Parents Tell Embarrassing Childhood Memories!
Join us today for a super chill episode where Doug and Jamie talk parenting tips and even take a quiz! What do you think they will score? You might be surprised! We've had some heavy episodes lately and tonight Doug & Jamie are letting loose. Our amazing frans have been wanting to have Henley on the podcast, so she hangs out on the podcast for a bit too! And then to close it off, we have Doug's parents come on and tell some really crazy embarrassing stories about him. They are such a riot!Hello Fresh (this ...

Ep 23: Real Talk: I've Had An Abortion and I'm Not Proud of It, But I'm No Longer Ashamed
I have a truth and it's time that I shared it with you. I'm not proud of the abortions that I have had, but with all the recent news I feel like it is important to shed light on this issue and give a face to abortion. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, Doug and I totally respect your opinions and positions. It's time for us to get real about these issues and talk peaceably with one another even if we don't agree 💗One thing is for sure, if abortions become banned, people need to start getting serious a...

Ep 22: Real Talk: Mental Health Can Be A Real Witch. Big Brother stars Nicole Franzel & Victor Arroyo Join Us.
Anybody suffer from a mental illness and get shade for it? Yeah, me too girl. There is such a stigma around mental health...we just have to chat about it 💭on this week's episode we have a special guest - and ya may know her and her fiancé from Big Brother or Amazing Race! Nicole Franzel and her fiance Victor Arroyo chat with us about mental health. 💗Nicole opens up to us about her panic attacks that *literally* leave her on the floor...her docs chalk it up to anxiety, but she thinks there's something else...


Ep 21: Finding Jamie's Father (I Think I Found Him!) & Building Broken Relationships
We can't believe just how much has happened in the search for Jamie's father and we are excited to share the most recent excitement! Long story short 🤪Jamie thinks she has found him![03:21] - We did it!!! We made it to 25K followers on Instagram! Check out our giveaway on Instagram! The contest ends on Sunday![04:18] - Jamie says that she has been really patient and guarded about sharing her news about her search for her father but there have been some exciting updates she is ready to share![05:35] - Jamie...

Ep 20: Married at First Sight Stars Kate & Jasmine Are Here to Tell All & Share Kate's Big Secret! 🤯
Oh my gosh you guys! We finally have Kate and Jasmine in the house to tell ALL about their time on Married at First Sight and what's been going on since then! Kate even reveals a REALLY huge secret! Their season on MAFS was definitely one to be remembered, and you can find out everything you missed from behind the scenes in this podcast episode![00:24] - We are almost at 25K followers on our Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. Instagram. Don't miss our big giveaway when we get to 25K![01:59] - Jamie thanks frans wh...

Ep 19: Never Have I Ever with Amazing Race's Mallory Ervin and Hubby Kyle Dimeola 🌍
We are so excited for you guys to listen to this podcast! We had so much fun playing Never Have I Ever with Mallory and Kyle![02:30] - Doug talks about current news issue about 1 year old little girl who got severe human bites at a daycare in Arizona.[04:50] - Doug and Jamie chat about Jay Cutler unclogging Kristin Cavallari's milk ducts.[06:00] - Jamie says she has considered trying placenta, but then Doug says that since they didn't do it for Henley, they don't want her to be jealous someday. 😆[07:10] - ...


Ep 18: Jade & Tanner from Bachelor in Paradise Share about Their Miscarriage & Give Advice to Others Suffering 💜
We are so thankful to have Jade and Tanner from Bachelor in Paradise on the show today. They have just recently shared on their YouTube channel about the miscarriage they had while they were on Bachelor in Paradise. They are so raw and real, and SO genuine. You guys are going to love them and we truly hope that they are able to encourage all of the mommy's and daddy's out there who are struggling and feeling so very alone. PLEASE reach out to us if you are feeling alone..no one should have to suffer in sile...

Ep 17: Our Big Secret’s Revealed! And Big Doug & Bonnie Hehner Talk In-Law Problems
So you guys asked for it, and it's finally happening! Today we have ..... drumroll! ... Big Doug & Bonnie Hehner (Doug's parents)! They are a riot and we just know you are going to love hearing from them! But before we have them on, we are SO excited to FINALLY be able to reveal a very exciting secret of something that happened in Curacao! [01:00] - Jamie expresses appreciation to all the frans who are taking screenshots and adding sweet reviews - we have the best fans ever![03:45] - Doug & Jamie ask you to...

Ep 16: Creating a Lasting Relationship with The Knot's Steve Dziedzic
Oh my gosh, Married at First Sight Reunion was a wild one! We are so glad that Kate finally got to speak out about Luke and stood her ground! She is such a strong girl and she is going to find the perfect husband someday who will treat her like a princess! We can't believe that they are already casting for more couples in Washington D.C.! If you wanna find your scientifically perfect match, apply now!We are late in posting this because we have been a little busy the past few days 💃🏻 while we are in Curaca...


Ep 15: A Love Letter Life with Jeremy and Audrey Roloff
Believe it or not, it’s been five years since we’ve been together! Don’t mind us while we take a moment at the beginning of our episode today to appreciate each other, and talk about how we spent our five-year anniversary. We’re both so thankful that our crazy adventure on Married at First Sight turned into finding each other and creating our beautiful family!And now, onto today’s guests! You may be familiar with Jeremy and Audrey Roloff from the long-running show Little People, Big World. They (like us!) w...

Ep 14: Questions for Jamie
Hey, frans! Jamie here. Doug couldn’t join me today (except for a quick intro), so you get to hear from just me in this episode! I might have been just a little jealous that Doug got to do his very own Q&A episodes, so it’s my turn today. Since Doug wasn’t able to be here anyway, it was perfect timing for this episode. I put out an invitation for questions on Instagram, and got plenty of responses that I’m excited to address today, so let’s dive right in!First up, I’ll talk about whether I’m cleared to star...

Ep 13: Going Behind the Scenes of Reality TV with Kate Casey
Before we dive in today, we just want to take a moment to say thank you! We really appreciate that you’re here and listening to our show, and how loyal and supportive you are.In today’s show, we’ll start off by chatting about Married at First Sight! The current season is coming to a close, and soon the couples will need to decide whether they want to stay married. So if you’re not up-to-date on the show, go watch it and then come back so you don’t accidentally hear spoilers!Can you believe that Kate and Luk...


Ep 12: Questions for Doug Part 2
A couple weeks ago, we did an episode where Doug answered a lot of questions from listeners. We really enjoyed it, and from the feedback we’ve gotten, it sounds like you did too! He got so many questions, though, that we weren’t able to cover them all in just one episode. Since you liked that one so much, we’re back with part two to finish answering all the questions we didn’t get to last time!Jamie needs to head out, so most of this episode will just be Doug answering your questions! If you’ve ever wanted ...

Ep 11: Motherhood in Hollywood
We’re super excited to have Heather Brooker on the show today. This mom, comedian, podcaster, and actress has been on shows including The Office and Grey’s Anatomy, and Jamie really looks up to her. If you’re not familiar with her from her acting roles, you might recognize her from her podcast Motherhood in Hollywood. As you’ll hear in this conversation, Jamie is really excited to hear about Heather’s life and career. Heather has been a TV reporter and international correspondent, as well as a host on the r...

Ep 10: Questions for Doug Part 1
Today’s show is going to be a little different! Instead of having guests, Doug will take today’s episode to answer listeners’ questions. He invited these questions on social media before the show, and hasn’t even read them yet because he wants his answers to be completely real and unrehearsed. Ready for this?!Before we get into Doug’s Q&A session, we’ll talk together to answer one of the most common questions we get from listeners: why we’re in Los Angeles right now! Jamie loves California and feels at home...


Ep 9: Postpartum Depression with Maya V.
There are some people on Instagram who Jamie loves following, and today’s guest is one of them! Maya Vorderstrasse is a fantastic inspiration, and you might recognize some of her ideas as the inspiration for some of our own Instagram pictures. As the mom of “Irish twins,” Maya has two children who were born within 12 months of each other. (So if you thought you couldn’t get pregnant while breastfeeding, think again!)This already sounds overwhelming, but add to it the fact that Maya’s whole family is in Braz...

Ep 8: Dating as a Single Mom and Creating a New Family With Erica Rose & Chuck
If you’re a Bachelor fan, you’re already familiar with the lovely Erica Rose! We became really good friends on Bachelor Pad, and she was even at our wedding on Married at First Sight. Erica became a single mom shortly after having her daughter, and is now very happily remarried. We think her tips on finding love as a single mom will be really powerful for all the single moms listening to this podcast. As you’ll learn today, Erica met a lawyer at work, and they quickly decided together to have a child that ...

Ep 7: Doing Your Best, Life as a Mom, & Remembering to Laugh With Cat & Nat
It’s just me, Jamie, hosting the show today! When Doug went to drop our daughter off at daycare, the car broke down, so he can’t join me. The show must go on, though, and I can’t wait for you to hear this conversation with today’s guests! I think you’ll love Cat & Nat, who are amazingly funny and offer refreshing perspectives on parenting.Cat and Nat are basically twins with different parents. They’ve been friends since high school, and even have husbands with the same name. Today, their lives are deeply in...


Ep 6: Shawniece & Jephte Talk Marriage, Reconciliation, and Parenthood
Before we dive into today’s episode, we want to say thank you to all of you for the love and support for the miscarriage we recently experienced. You’re incredible, and we’re so grateful for each and every one of you.Today’s guests are Married at First Sight Season 6 stars Shawniece and Jephte. They had a tumultuous pregnancy during which they separated, but found their way back together again. We went through some struggles while pregnant too and honestly didn’t know if our marriage would pull through, so ...

Ep 5: Struggling With Loss (You’re Not Alone!)
We never planned on recording this episode, but you know how much it matters to us to be open and honest with you. We’ll never pretend that everything is perfect; we value you enough that we want to be vulnerable with you. Not long ago, we announced that we were pregnant. Jamie felt deep down that this was going to be a great pregnancy… until she started spotting. This can be totally normal for some women and some pregnancies, but Jamie had the exact same symptoms with our angel baby, Jonathan. Unfortunatel...

Ep 4: Pregnancy, Loss, and FertilityIQ
Today’s episode isn’t an easy one. We recorded this episode when we were at the end of the third trimester, but shortly after the conversation, we suffered a miscarriage (as you may have heard about). Even though we’re in a different space now, we still absolutely wanted to share this episode with you. A year and a half after we got married, we got pregnant with our son Jonathan. We were so excited, and publicly shared that we were pregnant with our first baby. Just a week later, we found out that the pregn...


Ep 3: Should Hubby Watch the Birth?
By now you probably know that Jamie is pregnant again! We’re so excited, and want to bring you along on our journey. That’s why today’s episode includes the audio from the exact moment that Doug learned about the pregnancy. We had just gotten back from Disney, and he was feeding Henley. As you’ll hear, his reaction wasn’t as excited as it could have been (and neither was Henley’s), but you get to share in the genuine, real reaction rather than a staged moment. Today’s amazing guests are the fantastic Erica ...

Ep 2: Moving, Marriage, and Pregnancy with Ashley and Anthony from "Married at First Sight"
Last week, on our first-ever episode of our new podcast, we shared an exciting announcement. If you didn’t hear it, we won’t keep you in suspense: we’re pregnant!! Doug’s first reaction was concern for our wonderful daughter Henley, but we quickly got super excited. After a couple stories about intimate moments gone very wrong, we’ll transition into talking about more important (and less, uh, personal) things: our two amazing guests today from our MAFS family! In case you’re not familiar with our story or t...

Ep. 1: Our Surprise Revealed
Doug and Jamie make their surprise announcement!  Jamie says,"Please don't judge me after hearing this".  Jamie is searching for her father.  Changes coming in Jamie's nursing career.  Plans for future episodes.  For full episode notes: https://jamieotis.com/1 Sponsors Burrow (Get $75 Off) FabFitFun (use code 40Jamie for 40% off) Jamie's Book Wifey 101 by Jamie Otis on Amazon Wifey 101 (autographed copy)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Introduction
First of all, I think that maybe people don't know us, so we should give a little background on us, because we're a little crazy to start.It's been almost five years. We were on a little show that nobody knew about called "Married At First Sight."Doug: And I remember it perfectly, I was in my car, I was working for a water company at the time. And I got a voicemail saying, "Hey are you single? We're doing a show in the tri-state area. Give us a call back."Jamie: That's how you were asked to be on "Married A...