Jan. 6, 2021

Your Life Begins Again When... (The Second Half of Parenting)

We asked our listeners: when did your pre-parenting life of ease snap back into focus? Was it the day your kids take a shower solo? Navigated steps safely? Turned on the TV at 6:30 am on a Saturday? Better days are coming, parents.

This week we bring a hopeful message from your parenting future: it gets easier.

Our listener Kristen went on our Facebook group page with this challenge:

The second part of your life begins when your kids can get dressed to go outside in the snow by themselves and play out there without adult supervision. What's your version of “the second part of your life begins…”? 

In this episode, we talk about when your life of pre-parenting ease comes back into focus.

Is it when your kids can go upstairs, take a shower, and put on their own pajamas? 

Or when you no longer have to push the swing at the playground? 

Or when they can navigate a flight of stairs safely?

Or when they can turn on a screen at 6:30 a.m. without waking you? 

The answer to all of the above is YES. And we celebrate them all.

In this episode, Amy mentions the study "Car Seats as Contraception," and Margaret touts these disposable vomit bags for the carsick kiddos:


It’s a new year! What better way to start it off than by making sure your kids (and therefore, YOU) are getting more sleep? Make bedtime less stressful with soothing bedtime audio stories set in the magical, moonlit world of Moshi. The Moshi app features hours of bedtime “stories" created by an award-winning team of writers and composers. Download the Moshi app on Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store, and you’ll get access to a 1-week free trial of Moshi Premium, so you can try Moshi Sleep for your family. 

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