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Jan. 14, 2022

Fresh Take: Meghan Leahy on How To Really Connect With Our Kids

Meghan Leahy is the "On Parenting" columnist for The Washington Post and a certified parenting coach. In her work, she has found …

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Jan. 12, 2022

Pandemic Decision Fatigue

In a recent study 47% of parents reported being so stressed about the pandemic that they struggle to make basic decisions like wh…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Ask Margaret - My Boys are Bathroom Destroyers!

If you've got boys you probably have a bathroom in your house that no one dares walk into, but this doesn't have to be a permanen…

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Jan. 7, 2022

Fresh Take: Melinda Wenner Moyer on Raising Kids Who Aren't Jerks

These days, our kids are getting the message that being selfish, obnoxious and cruel is not only okay– it’s how people in power b…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Well, That Backfired! (Part Two)

Part Two! We asked our listeners: What's something you tried thinking it would go great, and instead it spectacularly backfired?

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Jan. 3, 2022

Ask Amy: My Toddler Thinks It's Funny to Hit Me

Toddlers don’t possess "theory of mind"– the ability to understand other people's mental states, and that those emotions can diff…

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Dec. 31, 2021

BEST OF: Katherine May on "Wintering"

Katherine May is the author of WINTERING: THE POWER OF REST AND RETREAT IN DIFFICULT TIMES. In this episode, which originally air…

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Dec. 29, 2021

2021: The Year in Review

We look back on the year that was and discuss the episodes that were our favorites: the ones that surprised us, taught us the mos…

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Dec. 27, 2021

Ask Margaret - How Do I Handle Kid Crushes?

When our kids come home and tell us about their elementary school crushes (or we find out about them from notes in their backpack…

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Dec. 24, 2021

BEST OF: Carla Naumburg

Kids are hardwired to push our buttons. We’re hardwired to freak out when they do. Carla Naumburg, author of HOW TO STOP LOSING Y…

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Dec. 22, 2021

BEST OF: Holiday Fails

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

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Dec. 20, 2021

Ask Amy: Tips for Flying With Little Ones

Flying with little ones this holiday season? We’ve got tips for what to pre-load on your phone, how to get little ones to keep ma…

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Dec. 17, 2021

Fresh Take: Rashida Dinehart on Normalizing Grief

Being a parent when you’ve lost your own parent is a special grief journey. Rashida Dinehart of The Grieving Mamas Podcast tells …

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Dec. 15, 2021

It's the Most Everything Time of the Year

According to a recent study, 41% of men strongly agreed that they can relax during the holidays. Only 27% of women felt the same.…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Ask Margaret - Splitting Time at the Holidays

When we have to balance time with our partner’s family and our own at the holidays, it gets difficult to make everyone feel loved…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Fresh Take: Relationships with Danielle Silverstein of "Marriage and …

Danielle Silverstein, along with her husband Adam, host the podcast Marriage and Martinis . Their show presents a real, authentic…

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Dec. 8, 2021

Well, That Backfired

We asked our listeners: What's something you tried thinking it would go great, and instead it spectacularly backfired?

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Dec. 6, 2021

Ask Amy- My Kid Gags At Foods He Used To Like!

If kids already have limited food repertoires, seeing them reduce their list of acceptable foods is very stressful. What should a…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Fresh Take: Rachel Nielson of "3 in 30" Podcast on Why Practicing Gra…

Rachel Nielson hosts 3 in 30 Takeaways, a podcast for moms who want to love motherhood as much as they love their kids. She tells…

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Dec. 1, 2021

Does Having Kids Make Us Happy?

Studies show an uncertain connection between becoming a parent and increased pleasure, so asking whether having kids makes us hap…

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Nov. 29, 2021

Ask Margaret - Will I Always Be This Tired?

When you have little kids feeling tired can start to feel like a permanent state. Kids are master energy-sappers and with, say, a…

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Nov. 26, 2021

BEST OF: Dr. Edward Hallowell on the New Science and Essential Strate…

In this “Best Of” interview Dr. Edward Hallowell, co-author of ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with D…

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Nov. 24, 2021

Might Seem Crazy. Works for Me.

We asked our listeners to tell us all the things that others might call crazy but which totally work for them . From packing the …

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Nov. 22, 2021

Ask Amy - Can I Really Love My Second Child As Much As The First?

When moms have a second baby it’s common for them to fear how it will change their relationship with their first child. And wheth…

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