Episodes

October 19, 2021

How to Make Mornings Less Morning-y

Whether or not you consider yourself a "morning person” getting your household on the move and out the door in the mornings can be really rough. We discuss some strategies for making mornings just a little less, you know, morning-y.

October 12, 2021

Your Sleep Questions Answered (with guest Becca Campbell of Little Z Sleep)

Becca Campbell is the founder and creator of Little Z Sleep Consulting. In this episode she solves our listeners’ sleep dilemmas, from the newborn who is up all night to the kindergartener who is still napping at daycare. We discuss what “overtired” looks like, when to drop that nap, and lots more.

October 05, 2021

All The Feels: Mom Guilt, Rage, and Shame

Mom guilt. Mom rage. Shame. We feel them, then we feel bad. Which doesn't help us feel any better. Here’s how to acknowledge, anticipate, sit with, process, and redirect these feelings, without beating ourselves up for having felt them at all.

September 21, 2021

The Baby, Toddler, and Everyday Stuff We Can't Live Without

When you have little ones, there’s a lot of stuff you probably didn’t need to buy– and a few things that are total sanity-savers. Here are all the things that got us through, and still do! Check out our website for complete list: toddlerpurgatory.com

September 07, 2021

Mom Friends and Parent Posses

70% of moms say their “inner mom circle” is their primary means of daily support. Some of us find that group really quickly. Some of us struggle, for reasons that are in and/or out of our control. Here’s how to find your mom tribe– or parent posse.

August 24, 2021

Is My Kid Ready For School?

Kindergarten isn’t just blocks and snacks anymore! Are our kids ready to start school? We discuss what "school readiness" actually entails, how we’re prepping at home and what to do if your kid just isn’t ready for the demands of a long academic day.

August 10, 2021

Nobody Told Me That: Small Daily Annoyance Fixers

Nobody tells you that the four-day potty training plan might take 6 weeks. Or that you should always have crayons and paper in the diaper bag. This episode is full of boredom busters, potty training tips, and all the best stuff somebody really should have told us ahead of time!

July 27, 2021

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

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.

July 13, 2021

Picky Eaters

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?

June 29, 2021

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

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.

June 15, 2021

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

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?!

June 01, 2021

What's Up With Toddler Obsessions?

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.

May 18, 2021

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

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.

May 18, 2021

Escape From Whine Town

Kids whine because it works– studies show that the human brain is uniquely unqualified to tune it out. Because it’s a “low-power strategy of dominance.” And because we often cave to it pretty quickly– which unfortunately leads to more of the same.

May 18, 2021

Toddlers: They're The Worst!

Aren’t toddlers just the best? Are they not also, at times, the WORST? Blaire and Molly welcome you to Toddler Purgatory by discussing the many challenges of life with tiny, ruthlessly honest, tantrum-having, often stinky carbon copies of yourself.

April 26, 2021

Welcome To Toddler Purgatory!

Toddler Purgatory is a new comedy parenting podcast, hosted by Blaire Brooks and Molly Lloyd, for parents of kids six and under. Brought to you by What Fresh Hell Media!