Episodes

Best Of: All the Feels - Mom Guilt, Rage, and Shame

Aug. 9, 2022

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 havin…

Having Tough Conversations with Our Little Ones

Aug. 2, 2022

Difficult news and conversations seem to be all around us these days. Molly and Blaire give us tips for talking to little ones about challenging topics while taking care of ourselves at the same time (and letting up on the d…

The Most Stressful Place On Earth: The Disney Conundrum

July 26, 2022

Hot and muggy weather + farting bugs + unavailable lightning lanes = happiest place on Earth? For some people (Blaire, it's Blaire) Disney World is not a fantasy land. Are we ruining our kids’ childhoods by not taking them t…

Helping Our Kids Keep a Positive Body Image

July 19, 2022

“You’re so pretty!” “You’re so handsome!” Our children are beautiful, yes, but how do we teach them to have positive images of themselves no matter what? Especially when unobtainable beauty standards and diet culture messagi…

Separation Anxiety (and How to Help Your Kids Cope)

July 12, 2022

It's natural for kids to cling to their parents and caretakers - and both parents and children can experience separation anxiety when it’s time to go to work or daycare. In this episode we're talking about how to cope when i…

How to Talk to Our Kids About Gender Identities

July 5, 2022

If only we could hand our daughter a Tonka truck or our son a doll and consider ourselves parents of the year for defying gender stereotypes. Turns out it’s a little more complicated when it comes to discussing gender identi…

Sports: Which Ones, What Ages, and Why

June 28, 2022

Molly and Blaire discuss healthy ways to introduce all kinds of sports to young kids, what’s important to remember when getting kids to move their bodies, and why theater should be considered a competitive sport too.

What Would You Do With a Week Off From Parenting?

June 21, 2022

Let’s fly, let’s fly away! We may not all dream of going down to Acapulco Bay, but most of us imagine getting away for a day or even a few hours. Should we feel guilty about it? And which snacks would we bring? Molly and Bla…

Celebrating Our Dads (Happy Father's Day!)

June 14, 2022

Get out your ties, your tool belts, and your grilling aprons, because it's time to celebrate our dads and all the father figures in our lives! Molly and Blaire get their dads to spill the beans about all of their parenting s…

Parents Behaving Badly (Do We Say Something?)

June 7, 2022

If we see parents behaving badly, do we say something? It’s not always clear whether– or how– to involve ourselves as bystanders. We discuss how we can discern when we need to speak up, plus how to defuse the situation rathe…

Raising "Spirited" Kids

May 31, 2022

Spirited kids are charismatic, intelligent, determined, and curious. They can also be fidgety, fearful, demanding, and emotionally intense. In this episode we discuss how to tell if you have a “spirited” kid, and how to love…

Talking to Your Kids About Racism (with guest Britt Hawthorne)

May 24, 2022

Our kids see race. When we avoid talking about it, we can inadvertently underline the differences we are hoping to minimize. Britt Hawthorne, author of the new book RAISING ANTIRACIST CHILDREN, tells us how to bring the work…

How Not to Go Crazy During the Lazy Days of Summer

May 17, 2022

Ah, the lazy days of summer…turn out to be not so lazy when you have a toddler who insists on being entertained all. the. time. Blaire and Molly have ideas for keeping your kids busy when school is out--while also not going …

Holding onto Our Friends with No Kids

May 10, 2022

How do we maintain relationships with friends who don’t have kids? Especially when it means we have to have to put on a bra and “hard pants” to leave the house? Molly and Blaire asked listeners how they tackle this issue, an…

Celebrating Our Moms (Happy Mother's Day!)

May 3, 2022

Alright, moms! It’s Mother’s Day, the one day a year when you get to relax! (Or at least it feels like it, huh?) Molly and Blaire interview their own moms in this special episode to get a glimpse of how motherhood has evolve…

BEST OF: Danger Babies (It's Our First Birthday!)

April 28, 2022

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 bana…

How Do We Talk to Our Kids About Their Bodies?

April 26, 2022

"Put that away. Now!" No, we're not talking about toys. When kids start exploring their bodies, it's natural to want to shut it down. But removing the shame attached to kids’ exploration of bodies is better for them--and for…

What's the Hardest Age?

April 19, 2022

Listener Amy had this question for us in our Facebook group: My daughter is turning three in one week and her nearly overnight transition to mob boss terrorist monster is complete. It would help to hear from other parents th…

Do We Really Have to Be Our Kids' Constant Playmates?

April 12, 2022

Toddlers. They are the neediest. But we don’t have endless time to play Legos because they can’t entertain themselves. So how do we train our little ones to play on their own? And how do we train ourselves to trust them to d…

When (and Why) Kids Are So Brutally Honest

April 5, 2022

Toddlers. Where else can we get daily reminders that we look tired, our singing voice is terrible, and our bodies are squishy? And why do they feel the need to be so brutally honest? Blaire and Molly talk about their own kid…

Potty Training, Anyone?

March 29, 2022

Potty-training advice ranges from "they'll figure it out by college" to "they have to be trained by September 1st to enroll in preschool.” When it comes to getting our little ones out of diapers, what works? What doesn’t? Ho…

Kids and Their Comfort Items

March 22, 2022

Is losing your toddler's lovey your worst possible nightmare? You're not alone. Those blankets, binkies, and stuffies hold a lot of power over our kids. So how do we handle the pressure? And how do we help our kids when it's…

Pets: Should We Get Them? When?

March 15, 2022

It seems intuitive to delay getting a pet until your kids are old enough to do the walking, feeding, and brushing themselves. But research that suggests pets of all types are really beneficial to babies and toddlers. We brea…

Toddlers are Egomaniacs– and Here's Why

March 8, 2022

Why are toddlers so egocentric? They really don’t get that others may have thoughts and feelings that differ from theirs. Particularly when it comes to it being bedtime. Here’s how to deal with bossy toddler behavior without…