Here’s a quick sneak peek to see what our show is all about. (Hint: it’s all about awesome.)
We can’t believe we get to go back to Chicago – a city very, very near and dear to both of us – and we can’t believe we’re gonna Pump It at Mayne Stage! SUCH a cool place and run by the coolest people!
Even better, we have awesome sponsors, so prepare yourself for an evening of comedy, music, drinking, cursing and fab prizes from these fine folks. Please check out their sites!
9 Months Non-Alchoholic Sparkling Wine – No hesitation, join the celebration! 9Month’s sparkling beverages are made from grapes grown in southern Australia and produced in a family owned winery by some of the most skilled wine and juice makers in the world. They’re packaged in 750ml sparkling wine bottles in the traditional and well known style full metallic hood and most importantly a genuine cork and muselet to pop, so pregnant and breastfeeding moms can always join in the celebration! PUMP AND DUMP SPECIAL: Use code “PUMP” at checkout for 25% off all bottles!
GIT Mom – A full service parent coaching firm dedicated to helping Moms get it together so that they have more time to do the activities they most enjoy, while also giving their children the kind of parenting they need. Invite GIT Mom over for a “girls night in” to drink wine and talk about parenting. GIT Mom will provide real-life, simple tools and solutions to any issues your group is facing, and you’ll laugh in the process! PUMP AND DUMP SPECIAL: $150 (reg $250)
Birthways Doulas – Since 1917 Birthways has been making life with a new baby sweet, tender and easier with doula care that covers your new
parent concerns, helps you get breastfeeding off to a great start, feeds you nourishing meals, and allows you time to brush your teeth AND shower and get restorative sleep (for real!). An amazing resource and community for Chicago area families.
Fresh Ground Health – Private and Group-based Holistic Health Coaching and Meal Creation Mentoring, providing time and space for YOU to feed your body and NOURISH your soul.
I think the broken capillaries and dark circles are beginning to recede around my eyes, but this fact in no way diminishes the long term impact (and, possibly, damage) our tour to the East Coast will have on Shayna and myself. Wow. What a trip.
If you’ve been following us on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve likely seen the planes and trains we took to get from Denver to New York to Boston and back again, but that’s only half the story. In NY we stayed with Shay’s old friends in Astoria and I kind of love it there. We performed at the infamous Joe’s Pub on July 30th and the show was so so so so fun. Our guest comic Carolyn Castiglia brought down the house. Literally. And her rap to The Most F-ed Up cards we read was nothing short of brilliant and hilarious. If anyone got that on camera, PLEASE SEND!
We had the BEST sponsors for this show, with some sweet prizes. Our headlining sponsor, bluum, gave away an entire year subscription to their amazing boxes, and when they found out the winner had two boys, they gave her a second year’s subscription so both boys could get one. I mean seriously, she is set UP! Can you imagine getting a bluum box for a whole year? The gorgeous Adrienne from Nurse Purse came to the show and donated a fabulous pump bag to a lucky guest. We LOVE this brand, and if you’re tired of schlepping that ugly black poly pumping bag around town, Nurse Purse is the bag for you. In addition to being an awesome entrepreneur, Adrienne has been amazingly supportive of our show and promoted the crap out of our NY date. I know we say this a lot, but seriously – anyone and everyone who has helped us spread the word about the Pump and Dump has a special place in our heart. We’re just a two-woman team, and getting the word out isn’t easy. We couldn’t do it without our friends both new and old!
Last but not least we have an exciting new sponsor who will be with us for all of our touring shows: 9Months Non-Alcoholic Wine. Their motto – why stop celebrating just because you’re pregnant? We couldn’t agree more! We’ll be giving away lots of 9Months to preggers moms over the next few months…pop it open and feel like you’re part of the party. These awesome sponsors made our show so special for all the NYC moms who made it out. It was a delight to perform at Joe’s and we are so grateful for the amazing audience.
Anyway, we made it through our NY debut, and off we went to Swift to whoop it up kid free with our NY friends. Two things: 1) Shay and I usually go right home after shows and crash out. We have to get up early too, and late night partying just isn’t an option. Ergo, we don’t normally do this. 2) MC Doula shouldn’t drink vodka. We’ll keep it at that. Oh, and 3) Ana Gastayer came to our show, laughed hard, and then met up with us after. We’re pretty smitten.
Then we were off to Boston to perform at MommyCon. After a four hour train ride and a comedic taxi cab adventure involving a pit stop to pick up a piano and stand, bribery, and promises of dedicating the show to our driver, we arrived at the gorgeous Revere Hotel (seriously, it’s gorg) and were so happy we didn’t have to share a pull out couch bed for the night. Yay for hotels!
Also: Yay for Lobster rolls. Gotta love Boston.
Thanks SO much to our amazing sponsors that made this show possible: Bebe Au Lait and Lansinoh are tops in our book, and we were honored to do a show for them. We were reunited with guest comic Nato Green who tore the house down at our San Francisco shows, and Shay rocked her newest song. “If Daddies Made Milk” while I just about laughed myself off my seat.
We had another fun show and the whole evening was topped with the proverbial cherry when we wandered into a nearby bar and a table of gorgeous mamas sent over two glasses of wine to us. They all get together for a mom’s night out once a month and decided to come see the P&D. So nice! We were so flattered and it’s always great to meet awesome moms. Thanks ladies!
After some highly caloric bar food we stumbled back to the hotel and Shayna literally passed out mid-sentence while I tried to pack. To say we were tired is an understatement. It’s so so so hard and stressful to leave our kids, and 15 hours of travel, two shows in two states, plus meetings, catching up with friends, a doozy of a period (why? WHY??) and having to put on makeup 200% more than we normally do in a given week took it’s toll for sure. That said, we’ll never forget this trip for the rest of our lives. Someday, when our kids are having their own kids and Shay and I are all grumpy and gray-haired, we’ll look back on this amazing adventure and laugh HARD. The world is good. Our kids are good. We love this show, and we’re grateful for every day we get to do it. Thank you, East Coast. We hope to see you again soon!
We have a such a fun show planned for our New York City debut on July 30th, and we’re so thrilled that our sponsors are gonna be there to Pump It Up with us. You guys, our Headlining Sponsor, bluum is giving away an entire YEAR LONG subscription! That’s insane!
Please take a moment to check out the sites from these fine folks, and support them if you can…they all offer fantastic goods and services we know you’ll love.
bluum – A monthly subscription service where you can discover new products for parent and baby (from pregnancy to pre k). Each box is 100% customized to your child’s age, gender and developmental stage, and is packed with expertly curated full sized goodies like moisturizer, baby food, books, and toys from your favorite brands. We’re obsessed. And it’s super easy to send as a great gift. If you want to try it out, use code PUMPLADIES for 50% off your first box. Woot!
Nurse Purse – Ditch the gross pumping bag for a cute and roomy Nurse Purse you won’t mind taking anywhere.
9months – Amazing-to-drink non-alchoholic sparkling wines created to allow every pregnant gal to celebrate all 9 months long.
Mommybites – Mommybites.com connects moms and moms-to-be with parenting resources, education, and support though a variety of free online classes.
We’ve been working with some fine folks who have sites waaaay cooler than ours, so we’re pretty stocked to be involved. If you want a few more laughs, you can find us over at The Bump Blog and also HuffPost Parents:
10 Reasons You’re An Awesome Mom (via The Bump)
Lies You Tell Yourself Before Having A Baby (via The Bump – – and you can stream Shayna’s latest version of “Lies” for free!)
16 F-ed Up Things Your Kids Have Done (via HuffPost Parents)
OH! And we’ve also been nominated for Best Live Comedy Show over on Denver A-List. If you’re reading this, and happen to agree, we’d sure love it if you threw us a vote. A little birdie told us that every time someone votes for us, a breast pump gets her wings.