What Fresh Hell


May 23, 2018

When Mom Leaves Town

Sometimes it feels like as much work to leave town without our kids as to not go in the first place. But guilt trips are no fun. …

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May 16, 2018

Small Changes, Big Difference- Part Two

So many good ideas, we made a Part Two! Here’s dozens of small changes parents have made that turned out to make a big difference…

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May 8, 2018

Summer Plans

It takes a lot of juggling to schedule 10 weeks of summer freedom- not to mention cash. America spends about $18 billion dollars …

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May 2, 2018


We always figured “tween” was marketing speak for stuff with glitter on it. But 9-12 year olds actually have different brains tha…

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April 25, 2018

Small Changes, Big Difference

We asked our listeners to tell us the small changes you've made in your lives (as parents and as people) that have turned out to …

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April 18, 2018

Let’s Not Care About What We Weigh

We won’t lie to you- we probably spend more time than we should thinking about what we weigh. Which is, admittedly, variable. But…

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April 11, 2018


Why do our kids bicker so incessantly? Are they actually intending to drive us batty, or is there more at work? If parents are su…

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March 28, 2018

Did We Really Do That?

We’ve all done things as parents that, looking back, we can’t believe. Breastfeeding twins. Writing thank you notes in the baby’s…

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March 21, 2018

Managing Our Schedules

It's the battle of the calendars! Margaret loves her paper planner but tends to forget stuff. Amy swears by digital, until her ph…

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March 14, 2018

Getting Your Kids To Talk To You

Getting our kids to talk to us is never easy (unless we’re 15 minutes late for an appointment, car keys in hand). Since “How was …

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March 7, 2018

The Best Mom Advice We Ever Got

From touching perspective-givers to why-didn’t-I-think-of-that timesavers, our listeners told us the best mom advice they ever re…

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Feb. 28, 2018

Musical Instruments- If You Must

Must our children either be tied to a piano bench or forgo their dreams of the Ivy League? Must we battle with our children daily…

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Feb. 21, 2018

Reluctant Readers

Are audio books cheating? Must every kids’ book feature Poopy Man and The Toilet King? Are reluctant readers doomed to fall behin…

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Feb. 14, 2018

Morning Madness

We’d all love a school morning where everyone gets out the door without Mom  yelling or feeling stressed. And by “all” we mean al…

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Feb. 7, 2018

What To Do When They’re Just Like You

Are your child’s most annoying personality traits super-familiar, because they are also yours? And is there anything to be done? …

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Jan. 31, 2018

Mean Girls (with guest author Katie Hurley)

Why are today’s girls exhibiting “relational aggression” in pre-K? How can you help a daughter who’s being bullied? And what do y…

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Jan. 24, 2018

Go-To Dinners

What’s a “go-to dinner”? One pot is good. 30 minutes or less is better. But we’ll use every cookie sheet and pot in the house if …

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Jan. 16, 2018

Sick Day Hacks

One sick day? Fine, here’s the remote. But by day 4 of a low-grade fever most of us are desperate for ideas. Here’s what to have …

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Jan. 10, 2018

What is Up With Toddlers?

Have you a short fat dictator in your home? Do you cower before a 24-pound child demanding pizza– no, not THAT kind of pizza! the…

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Jan. 3, 2018

We’re Feeling Goal-y (Our Resolutions for the New Year)

In this episode we are here to *win 2018*, whether through Amy's Word For the Year ("Clarify") or Margaret's Phrase For These Tim…

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Dec. 20, 2017

What is Up With Teenagers?

One day you have a munchkin who yes, gets up at 6 a.m. and survives on only the outside of chicken nuggets, but who also calls yo…

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Dec. 13, 2017

BONUS! What Fresh Hell Live

This bonus episode is a recording of our first-ever live show on December 1st. 400 moms (and a few brave men) came out to laugh w…

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Dec. 6, 2017

Bedtime Routines

A study in Sleep magazine recently found that children’s bedtime routines, regardless of what they even were, improved not only t…

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Nov. 22, 2017

Mom Friends- How to Make Them, How To Keep Them

Do you go on a moms’ night out and talk about … your kids? Does morning dropoff chit-chat feel more like a middle school cafeteri…

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