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Jan. 1, 2020

Back to One: Things We're Starting Over This Year

On a film set, going “back to one” means resetting all of a shot’s elements before doing another take. It’s a continual process. …

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Dec. 30, 2019

Ask Amy- How Early Should Kids Learn How To Share?

Amy answers a question from a listener seeks advice on getting a preschooler to share his toys with his little sister.

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Dec. 23, 2019

Ask Margaret - How Do I Navigate Splitting Time When Visiting Family?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is trying to figure out how to split time between the grandparents when visiting …

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Dec. 18, 2019

Holiday Fails

We asked our listeners to tell us their holiday worsts, and in this episode we discuss them all, plus a few of our own. Think you…

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Dec. 16, 2019

Ask Amy - Dealing with the Kids in the Car

Amy answers a question from a listener who needs help dealing with her kids' energy in the car at the end of a long day?

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Dec. 11, 2019

Is Everyone Having Fun Without Me? Motherhood and FOMO

FOMO, or the “fear of missing out,” is that feeling you get when you see friends on social media posting about lives more excitin…

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Dec. 9, 2019

Ask Margaret - How Do I Get My Baby Sleeping Through the Night?

Margaret takes a question from a listener about getting a newborn to sleep through the night.

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Dec. 4, 2019

What Are You Grateful For? (with guest Nancy Davis Kho)

Regularly expressing gratitude rewires our brains for greater health and happiness. And having a practice is easier than you thin…

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Dec. 2, 2019

Ask Amy - Should I Care If My Teenagers Curse?

Amy answers a question from a listener who is worried about her teenager's language.

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Nov. 27, 2019

The Whining is Killing Us

Whining is what experts call a “low-power strategy of dominance.” Kids do it because it’s what’s available to them. Since it driv…

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Nov. 25, 2019

Ask Margaret - Should I Throw Away the Diapers?

This week Margaret answers a question from a listener whose potty trainer is having some trouble giving up diapers.

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Nov. 20, 2019

Meeting Our Kids Where They Are

Sometimes our kids are a little behind on meeting their milestones. Sometimes they’ll never reach those milestones at all. How do…

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Nov. 18, 2019

Ask Amy - The LEGOs are Taking Over the House

A listener Asks Amy what to do about keeping up with all her kids' LEGOs

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Nov. 13, 2019

The Small Things That Drive Moms Insane

Sometimes it’s the little things that make us the craziest: the plastic thingies on juice box straws. The never-ending “Mom?” wit…

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Nov. 11, 2019

Ask Margaret - Should I Quit the School's Group Chat?

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is getting stressed out by her nursery school's group chat.

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Nov. 6, 2019

Why Kids Tell Lies (and When It's Okay)

Why do kids tell lies? How do we know when it’s a problem? Making kids admit their lies isn’t always necessary, as long as we par…

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Nov. 4, 2019

Ask Amy - How Do I Stop My Toddler From Hitting Us?

Today Amy tackles the question, "How do I stop my toddler from hitting us?"

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Oct. 30, 2019

Better Then or Better Now?

Anyone old enough to remember New Coke thinks things were better in the free-wheeling, “come home when it’s dark” days of our chi…

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Oct. 28, 2019

Ask Margaret - My Boys are Bathroom Destroyers!

Today Margaret tackles the question "What can I do about my boys destroying their bathroom?"

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Oct. 23, 2019

Changing the Invisible Workload (with guest Eve Rodsky)

If you make a list of all the stuff you do that your spouse has no idea happens, it will probably be very long and rage-inducing.…

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Oct. 21, 2019

Ask Amy - Should Grade Schoolers Be Allowed to Date?

Amy answers a question from a listener whose 8-year-old has been asked on a date.

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Oct. 16, 2019

When We Should (And Shouldn't) Rescue Our Kids

When kids need rescuing, they look to Mom. Whether we do so or not, we’re left second-guessing whatever it is we just did. Here’s…

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Oct. 14, 2019

Ask Margaret - When Should My Kids Start Sharing a Room?

Margaret answers the question, "When is the right time for my kids to start sharing a room?"

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Oct. 9, 2019

Parenting With An Audience

Have you ever felt coerced into parenting in a way you usually wouldn’t because you were in public? Is the disapproval of Aunt Jo…

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