Toddler Purgatory

Toddler Purgatory

Toddler Purgatory is a comedy parenting podcast by and for moms of kids under six, brought to you by the producers of What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood.
Hosted by hilarious moms Molly Lloyd (PBS Kids' Pinkalicious) and Blaire Brooks (NBC's Blacklist), each episode of Toddler Purgatory digs deep on a different parenting topic, providing some real talk, some expert advice, and a ton of laughs. Parenting little kids might feel like you're stuck in purgatory sometimes, but with Blaire and Molly as your guides, you'll have a lot more fun along the way.
New episodes every other Tuesday. Thanks for subscribing and listening!
You can also find us at, and on social media #toddlerpurgatory


Nobody Told Me That! Pregnancy, Babies, and Toddlers Edition

July 27, 2021

We all got a lot of advice when we were pregnant… but there’s also a lot that nobody tells you. From the difficulties of breastfeeding to the inability to keep clothing on a toddler, Molly and Blaire get to the bottom of it all.

Picky Eaters

July 13, 2021

Most kids are somewhat finicky. Some are full-blown picky eaters. People who say those kids will “eat when they're hungry enough!" mean well. They are also incorrect. So should a parent keep feeding the picky eater the three foods she'll eat?

Vacationing With Little Kids (with guest Julia Edelstein of Parents Magazine)

June 29, 2021

We're ready to go All The Places after being stuck at home for so long, but traveling with little ones presents a few extra layers of challenge. We discuss how to plan the just-right vacation with guest Julia Edelstein, editor-in-chief of Parents.

Danger Babies– Why Are Some Kids Such Risk-Takers?

June 15, 2021

Is your little one a Danger Baby who jumps from the top of the slide? Or a Safety Baby who hides behind you? How can we find the balance of keeping our little ones safe and building their courage? And how do we keep the bananas kids out of the ER?!

What's Up With Toddler Obsessions?

June 1, 2021

If your little one has ever insisted on sleeping with a hairbrush, or going to preschool every morning with the same tiny school bus clenched in her fist, you’ve seen what psychologists call "extremely intense interests." Here’s why kids have them.

Well, THAT Was a Lot: Coming Out Of a Really Tough Year

May 18, 2021

The sun is out, the masks are coming off, and we’re just beginning to come to terms with what the heck that all was. For our little ones, pandemic life *was* normal life. We talk about our toughest pandemic moments and what worked to get us through.