Why "Mom Groups" Are Everything (with guest Helena Andrews-Dyer)

March 21, 2023

Do you feel lonely as a mom of littles but unsure about how to go about making other mom friends - and how to know when you've found ones that click? Helena Andrews-Dyer discusses her experience charting these waters in her …

Date Night Ideas

March 14, 2023

Has it been too long since you and your partner had an uninterrupted conversation, let alone a date night? Here's how to bring regular - or at least semi-regular - blocks of time for yourselves back into the mix.

All the Reasons Babies Cry

March 7, 2023

Is it possible to diagnose what our babies are crying about from the sounds they make? Molly and Blaire discuss the different cries that occur when our babies are hungry, tired, bored, and more.

Maya Smart on Why Literacy Matters

Feb. 28, 2023

Wondering how to build your child's language development skills? Maya Smart, author of "Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six," discusses ways to develop young kids' language processing skills that …

Is Play-Fighting Okay?

Feb. 21, 2023

What do we do when we see our kids shooting each other with fake guns and slicing each other with fake swords? Violence in play is normal– but here's how to know when it's time to intervene.

Mom Burnout

Feb. 14, 2023

Juggling parenthood, womanhood, marriage, and your career got you overwhelmed? You may have a case of mom burnout. Here's how to light the fire again – or get a new candle, depending on where you’re at.

Forgiving Our Mistakes As Moms

Feb. 7, 2023

Love punishing yourself for even the teensiest mom mistakes? Here's how to work through parenting mistakes big and small, let go of the accompanying guilt, and model healthy self-compassion for your kids.

Mom Milestones (with guest Grace Farris)

Jan. 31, 2023

When's the last time someone told you you were doing a great job as a mom just for keeping your kids alive? Can't remember? Grace Farris, writer and illustrator of the book "Mom Milestones" is here to tell us that we are doi…

Small Budget Changes That Add Up

Jan. 24, 2023

Do you need to douse yourself with cold water in order to get up the courage to look in your bank account? We asked our listeners about bite-sized budget tips that make paying their monthly bills a little less stressful.

Can We Praise Our Kids TOO Much?

Jan. 17, 2023

Can kids' resilience be harmed with an excess of praise? Here's how to talk to our kids so that they feel loved and validated– but not excessively or disingenuously complimented.

Is Sharing Caring?

Jan. 10, 2023

What are we really teaching kids when we force them to share with others? Is it a lesson about caring and kindness, or is it more about obligation and social customs? Molly and Blaire discuss why sharing isn't necessarily al…

Easy and Fun Projects for Kids (with guest Erica Domesek)

Jan. 3, 2023

"What are we doing today, Mom?" Never stress about answering this dreaded question again with Erica Domesek's book "P.S.– We Made This," which is chock-full of creative and colorful at-home projects - no trip to Michael's re…

The Good Things: Our 2022 Takeaways

Dec. 27, 2022

It's been a year. Molly and Blaire look back on the good, the bad, and the mathematically questionable from 2022.

How to Fight: Healthy Conflict Resolution

Dec. 20, 2022

Does your little one constantly have "big feelings" with you, their peers, or their siblings that make you have big feelings of your own? Here's how to make everyone's big feelings a little bit smaller.

Best of: Getting Kids Outside with Meghan Fitzgerald

Dec. 13, 2022

In this "Best of" episode, we discuss why it’s worth the effort to get our kids playing outside, even in cold or rainy weather, with guest Meghan Fitzgerald of Tinkergarten, which offers purposeful outdoor play opportunities…

Can We Be Happier as Moms?

Dec. 6, 2022

Is motherhood supposed to be nonstop fun? And if it's not, are we doing it wrong? We asked our listeners what having a "happy motherhood" means to them.

Scared of the Dark: Helping Kids Conquer Their Fears

Nov. 29, 2022

Are your child's nighttime terrors making nighttime a terror for you too? If the things that go bump in the night are consistently haunting your child, here are a few interventions that actually work.

You vs. Your Kid's School (And How To Get on the Same Page)

Nov. 22, 2022

Does your child's teacher discipline or educate differently than you would like? Before you march down to the principal's office, here are some ways to have a constructive, calm discussion about your concerns with your child…

Why Kids Lie

Nov. 15, 2022

Has your little one started telling tales, and not the fun-cute-toddler-rant kind? Here's why kids lie and what we can do about it.

Forming a Stronger Bond with Our Kids

Nov. 8, 2022

Do you worry that you're not forming a strong bond with your toddler, or have lost the bond you used to have? Plenty of things could be contributing to that fact, and none of them are your fault.

Solo Parenting Seasons (And How to Get Through Them)

Nov. 1, 2022

Is your spouse away for extended periods of time, leaving you to solo parent the kids for weeks or maybe even months? Solo parenting is tough, but there are ways you and your partner can work together to make it a little eas…

I'd Pay for That!

Oct. 25, 2022

What would you pay any amount of money for if it made your life easier? Sick daycare? Self-dressing toddler clothes? Car Roombas? Our listeners came up with some zillion-dollar ideas that Molly and Blaire want to invent righ…

When Partners Parent Differently

Oct. 18, 2022

Do you and your partner disagree about how to discipline your child? Is it getting in the way of parenting successfully? Molly and Blaire discuss why it’s important to be a united parenting front and simple, actionable steps…

Best Of: Our Biggest Parenting Fears

Oct. 11, 2022

When you’re a parent, “head worrier” is a big part of the job description. While it would be tempting to just bubble wrap our kids until college, in this “best of” episode we discuss how to face - and manage - some of the mo…