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Nov. 23, 2020

Ask Margaret - My Child is Terrified of the Doctor's Office

A listener asks how to help her preschooler be less frightened of trips to see the pediatrician.

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Nov. 20, 2020

Fresh Take: Ali Wentworth on Pandemic Family Survival

We talk to Ali Wentworth, host of the "Go Ask Ali" podcast, all about raising teens during a pandemic. Ali tells us about having …

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Nov. 18, 2020

Parenting as a Team

Parenting as a team is an ongoing challenge even when your relationship is pretty harmonious. But constantly matching headspaces …

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Nov. 16, 2020

Ask Amy- My Toddler Is Waking Up Way Too Early

A listener asks how to get her early-rising toddler to sleep later in the mornings.

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Nov. 13, 2020

Fresh Take: Calysta Watson on "Food Memories" and Dealing With Food A…

Is there a path for reluctant home cooks to become joyful ones? How do we create “food memories” with our children and encourage …

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Nov. 11, 2020

Actually, We've Changed Our Minds About That

There are quite a few things we’ve changed our minds about over our years as parents. From minivans to Minecraft, moms on phones …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Ask Margaret - All I Hear is "Me First!"

A listener has two little boys who clamor to be "first" in all things, from juice boxes to car-seat-buckling.

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Nov. 6, 2020

Fresh Take: Sarah Davis on Parenting Through Sticky Social Situations

Are we different parents in public than we are in private? Does good parenting sometimes look like bad manners? We discuss with S…

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Nov. 4, 2020

When To Be 'That Mom'

What does it mean to be ‘that mom’? How should we pick our battles? How do we enter tough conversations prepared for combat but r…

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Nov. 2, 2020

Ask Amy - What's The Right Age To Get a Cell Phone?

A listener wonders if her 13-year-old son is old enough for a cell phone and the constant internet access it would grant him.

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Oct. 28, 2020

Oh No, It's Fall! (With Guest Biz Ellis from One Bad Mother)

Do you love crunchy leaves and chunky sweaters? Or do shortening, darkening days fill you with nothing but pumpkin-spiced dread- …

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Oct. 26, 2020

Ask Margaret - How Can I Keep My Kid Safe While He's Gaming?

A listener who has very little familiarity with gaming wonders how to keep kids safe while playing online.

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Oct. 23, 2020

Bonus Episode: Ask Us Anything!

Bonus Episode! We told you to ask us anything. You kept it PG (thank you) and we’re giving you the answers: What shows are we b…

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Oct. 21, 2020

Never Thought I'd Say This (Pandemic Edition)

“Don’t you dare hug Grandma.” “Stop playing on the floor and get on screen.” “Yes, we can go to the playground, but you may not p…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Ask Amy- My First-Grader is Giving Me Homework Grief

A listener's first-grader is already totally burned out on homework. Amy offers tips on motivation (and a little pandemic compass…

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Oct. 16, 2020

Fresh Take: Dr. Jill Stoddard Tells Us How To Manage Our Anxiety

Dr. Jill Stoddard is the author of BE MIGHTY: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry & Stress Using Mindfulness and Ac…

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Oct. 14, 2020

Getting Better At Saying 'No'

Saying ‘no’ doesn’t come easily to a lot of us. (The world likes it that way.) But when you’re seething with resentment because y…

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Oct. 12, 2020

Ask Margaret - Is There a Nice Way to Say “I’m All Touched Out"?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is worried she is hurting her husband's feelings by rejecting his attempts to snu…

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Oct. 8, 2020

Fresh Take: Jessica Lahey on "The Gift of Failure"

We interview Jessica Lahey, author of the bestseller THE GIFT OF FAILURE: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children …

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Oct. 7, 2020

Why The Pandemic is So Hard On Moms

A recent study showed 80% of people who stopped working during this pandemic are women. There's so much more to do right now, and…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Ask Amy- How Can I Get My Kid To Take Her Medicine?

A listener wonders how to get a 4-year-old to take a truly disgusting medicine without spitting it out.

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Sept. 30, 2020

How Mad Should I Be About This?

Sometimes you’re bothered by a friend or loved one’s carelessness, but then think: is it me? In this episode we consider “crimes”…

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Sept. 28, 2020

Ask Margaret - My Husband is a Bad Disciplinarian

Margaret answers a question from a listener frustrated that her husband has such a hard time disciplining their 5-year-old.

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Sept. 25, 2020

Fresh Take: Meredith Masony of "That's Inappropriate"

Amy and Margaret interview Meredith Masony, creator of That’s Inappropriate, an online community of 3 million strong-minded moms.…

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