episodes

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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Sept. 23, 2020

Things We Can't Live Without (Fall 2020)

Here are the snacks, shows, accessories, and blankets that get us through the days right now. Some for our kids; most are just fo…

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Sept. 21, 2020

Ask Amy: My Tween Has Suddenly Stopped Speaking To Me

A listener wonders how to deal with her own hurt feelings now that her 12-year-old daughter has suddenly stopped speaking to her.…

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Sept. 16, 2020

The Back-To-School Hell (Pandemic Edition)

Back-to-school 2020 was not the finish line we imagined; it’s a reminder that a Return To Normal is nowhere in sight. But the ant…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Ask Margaret -My Daughter Says She Thinks She Looks Fat

Margaret answers a question from a listener who is concerned about her daughter's self-image.

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Sept. 11, 2020

Fresh Take: Tina Payne Bryson on "The Bottom Line For Baby"

Amy and Margaret interview Tina Payne Bryson, author of THE BOTTOM LINE FOR BABY: From Sleep Training to Screens, Thumb Suck to T…

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Sept. 9, 2020

The Constant Negativity Is Getting Old

Negativity is contagious (no duh). We can set limits on the whining and the “No!”, but maybe detaching our emotional states from…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Ask Margaret - My Two-Year-Old's Tantrums Are Breaking Me!

A listener is getting worn down by her toddler's frequent tantrums.

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Sept. 2, 2020

We Did Not Sign Up For Being With Our Spouses 24/7 (with guest Damona…

Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Which may explain some of the domestic tension that’s coming from being with our …

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Aug. 31, 2020

Ask Amy- I Feel Guilty Not Playing With My Only Child Right Now

A listener dreads “playing pretend” with her 3-year-old. But her child is an only child, and right now she is that child’s only p…

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Aug. 26, 2020

Okay, We Might Have Overthought That One

All mothers overthink sometimes. Isn’t that the exact assignment the world gives us? Only to then mock us relentlessly for having…

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Aug. 24, 2020

Ask Amy- Why Does My Kid Always Want To Pretend He's the Bad Guy?

A listener asks: “Does anyone else have a kid that always wants to play the “mean” guy? My almost 3-year-old son always wants to …

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