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Feb. 25, 2022

Fresh Take: Taylor Harris on Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unk…

A mother whose child is struggling “shoulders the burdens of discerning the why,” as Taylor Harris explains in her book THIS BOY …

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Feb. 23, 2022

Better Then? Or Better Now?

Anyone old enough to have enjoyed the Super Bowl halftime show also has strong opinions about what other things were definitely b…

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Feb. 21, 2022

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

Having your kids share a room creates more space, but it can also create a whole host of problems, from late-night shenanigans to…

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Feb. 18, 2022

Fresh Take: The Dumb Dads

The Dumb Dads make some of the funniest content in the parenting space. Margaret talks with Evan and Kevin about where they find …

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Feb. 16, 2022

That's No Longer Interesting To Me

Life can get better when you stop caring. Whether it’s celebrity culture, making our kids dress appropriately for the weather, ri…

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Feb. 14, 2022

Ask Amy: How Much Complaining About the "Invisible Workload" is Allow…

Talking about the invisible workload isn't one and done. If the default parent doesn’t make it visible, who is going to see what …

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Feb. 11, 2022

Fresh Take: Masha Rumer on Parenting As An Immigrant

There’s a Russian saying: You can’t sit on two chairs with one butt. Guest Masha Rumer, author of PARENTING WITH AN ACCENT, expla…

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Feb. 9, 2022

Things Change, And That's Okay

Our kids get older, and so do we. That’s Just Facts. And that our relationships with our kids will therefore change as they grow?…

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Feb. 7, 2022

Ask Margaret - What Kind of After-School Routine Should I Be Followin…

We picture after school as a time to reunite with our kids and discuss the day, maybe over some homemade cookies. In reality it’s…

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Feb. 4, 2022

Fresh Take: Kat Vellos On Friendship and Connection

Making friends as adults? Hard work. Seeing the friends we already have? Weirdly difficult. Post-pandemic social stamina? Not exa…

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Feb. 2, 2022

Back to Ones (And Why They're Better Than Goals)

Tired of setting New Year’s goals every January? How about some “back to ones” in February? No expectation of perfection, no frus…

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Jan. 31, 2022

Ask Amy : I Accidentally Created a Toddler Screens Monster!

The more screen time toddlers have, the crankier they get when you try to take the screens away. The good news is that a reset ar…

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Jan. 28, 2022

Fresh Take: Cara Harvey on Real Productivity

Getting more done isn’t about hustling harder, wanting it more, or stuffing more errands on our calendars. Cara Harvey, author of…

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Jan. 26, 2022

Dealing With Uncertainty as a Parent

As parents we can feel like uncertainty is something we have to solve, especially where our kids are concerned. We’re supposed to…

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Jan. 24, 2022

Ask Margaret - My Child is So Rude to Me!

It's not unusual for our "little besties" to grow into eye-rolling rude tweens and teens who can't seem to tolerate our existence…

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Jan. 21, 2022

Fresh Take: Dr. Lynyetta Willis on Breaking Out of "Stable Misery"

Ever felt like things are going pretty well, but that happiness is somehow missing from your parenting and your relationships? Dr…

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Jan. 19, 2022

This One Thing Is Saving Me Right Now

What’s getting you through right now? A TV show? A candle? A coffee mug warmer? A podcast and a brisk walk? We asked our listener…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Ask Amy: What's It Like To Have a Kid Away At College?

What’s it really like to have a kid away at college? Sure, drop-off day is hard, but there are also real benefits to this shift i…

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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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