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Oct. 15, 2021

Fresh Take: Shannon Carpenter on Being a Stay-At-Home Dad

Shannon Carpenter is a stay-at-home dad and hilarious guy. His new book is THE ULTIMATE STAY-AT-HOME DAD: Your Essential Manual f…

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Oct. 13, 2021

How Motherhood Changes Us

Studies show that mothers’ brain structures change during pregnancy, along with our shoe sizes. That most of us become more hyper…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Ask Amy- Should I Have My Holiday Shopping *Done* Already?

Is holiday shopping worth starting early this year? Yes, there are Covid-related supply chain issues. On the other hand, “You mus…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Fresh Take: Kate Bowler on the Truths We Need To Hear

Kate Bowler was blindsided by a Stage IV cancer diagnosis at the age of 35, forcing her to make peace with her limitations in a c…

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Oct. 6, 2021

It's The Little Things

There are just those things that we will never, no matter how much we try, get right. Whether it’s remembering birthdays, going s…

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Oct. 4, 2021

Ask Margaret - My Kid Won't Stop Interrupting!

Kids aren't the best at impulse control, and one rather annoying way this manifests is in constant interrupting. Yes - even when …

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Oct. 1, 2021

Fresh Take: Whitnee Hawthorne On Strategies For Working Moms

Whitnee Hawthorne is a Fortune 500 executive. She's also a mom of two little ones, and the host of the SAVVY WORKING MOMS podcast…

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Sept. 29, 2021

Getting Kids To Cooperate

Getting kids to cooperate is a challenge at all ages and stages. Here’s how to know when little kids are old enough to kick in, …

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Sept. 27, 2021

Ask Amy- My Kid Dumps Out The Toys Right After I Pick Them Up

Got a toy dumper? Make organizing the playroom a special time with you as the parent. Follow your child’s lead on what that organ…

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Sept. 24, 2021

Fresh Take: Dr. Pooja Lakshmin on Burnout and Mom Guilt

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin is a psychiatrist, author, and founder of gemmawomen.com, the first digital education platform dedicated exclu…

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Sept. 22, 2021

A Room Of Our Own: Claiming the Space We Need

Virginia Woolf said that a woman needed "a room of her own" to do important work. 18 months into a pandemic, with some kids still…

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Sept. 20, 2021

Ask Margaret - My Spouse and I Disagree About House Rules

When we disagree with our spouses about what our parenting rules should be, it can get fraught quickly. Rather than thinking we …

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Sept. 17, 2021

Fresh Take: Dr. Danielle Dick on "The Child Code"

Danielle Dick is an expert on genetics and environmental influences and the author of THE CHILD CODE: Understanding Your Child's …

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Sept. 15, 2021

Yep, That Was So Me

What's your "wow, that was so me” story? What is something you did as a kid (or your little one did ) that exemplifies exactly wh…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Ask Amy - How Can I Tell When My Kid Is Overtired?

There's a fine line between tired and overtired. Sometimes the right bedtime exit becomes clear only once you've blown right past…

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Sept. 10, 2021

Fresh Take: Kate Anthony on Doing Divorce Right

Divorce can be amicable, even if your breakup (or marriage) was not. Guest Kate Anthony explains how to make the decision to stay…

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Sept. 8, 2021

Let's Rethink Birthday Parties

Have we utterly lost the script when it comes to kids' birthday parties? Is there anything to be gained by simplifying the expect…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Ask Margaret - My Kid Doesn't Want to Spend Time With Friends

When a kid is spending a lot of time alone and seems disconnected from peers, it is tempting for us to swoop in and try to solve …

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Sept. 3, 2021

BEST OF: Husband Crimes- Can This Marriage Be Saved?

We asked you to tell us your spouses’ most unacceptable- and also extremely minor- infractions. Whether it’s turning off the AC, …

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Sept. 1, 2021

Rule Breaker Or Rule Follower: Which Are You?

Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower? Are you married to your opposite? In this episode we discuss how these two kinds of pe…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Ask Amy- Is My Kid *Trying* To Be This Difficult?

Is your kid *trying* to make you hate her? More likely, she’s in a developmentally appropriate “disequilibrium” phase. Knowing y…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Fresh Take: Christina Hillsberg on How Being a Spy Prepared Her For P…

Christina Hillsberg is a former CIA spy. She’s also a mom of five. Her book LICENSE TO PARENT: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me R…

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Aug. 25, 2021

The Best Mom Lies Ever

Here are the mom lies that totally worked on our kids– or worked on us *as* kids. Whether it's the ice cream truck's “all gone” j…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Ask Margaret - Handling Tough School Drop-Offs

Many of us have peeled shrieking children’s arms from around our necks, handed them off to preschool teachers, then headed back t…

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