Happy Halloweeny Laimeweds! To kick things off we naturally discuss destiny, fate, and the meaning of life! Then we dive into at least one spooky story before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to vacation without children, how to navigate a negative mother in law living with you down the road, our thoughts on the “dimes from heaven” theory, how to support a friend who is having not great luck in the dating world, and how to say no to other people’s kids? Enjoy!
It’s a TBASH Centennial! And we’re celebrating by settling the SPRECHERS question once and for all: is it delicious, or overrated? 10 varieties, and Sprechxpert DON FANELLI to help us get to the bottom of it! Plus cayenne & lemon, wheatgrass, not a Swell, writers & Diet Coke, wheatgrass, the FINAL Brian’s Question, and the beer that got away.
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Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Sitting up on own! Love of plants! / Unravelling the sick perks! A long toddler instructions list! / You want ice cream, you got it! Not interested in what’s for dinner!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate a former friendship for the sake of the kids, which guardians to choose for your children, how to handle awkward family christmases that aren’t good influences for children, what’s the appeal of unmedicated birth, whether to continue a blog about motherhood and if it’s disrespecting your child’s privacy, how to explain makeup to a three year old without guiding him/her into patriarchal stereotypes, how to work from home as a mother and structure your days, and what to do with a facebook happy mother in law whose political views are offensive?
Elizabeth and Andy discuss their #bujo updates, why Andy’s trunk gives Elizabeth ulcers and the score Andy found while CRATE DIVING!! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about feeling like the gatekeeper for your friend’s social life, what to do about a terrible ex boyfriend who is demanding you pay him $500 for what he spent on you while dating, how to navigate dealing with a terrible co-worker who makes getting work done difficult, and what to do about a boyfriend’s bestie who is awful and you don’t want to be around? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa profess their love for the one and only Hillary Clinton! Then they discuss consent, misogyny and a whole slew of awesome listener questions such as – how to deflect anti girl baby sentiment, how to sleep train a four month old, how to overcome PTSD from a first labor to have a good experience with the second, how to cope with mom jealousy, how to teach little ones hygiene, how to navigate a terrible maternity leave nightmare where there’s no support, how to encourage your spouse to address their emotional issues before getting pregnant, how to accept a change in family planning that wasn’t expected, and what to do if you thought you’d be ready to start a family but aren’t sure. Enjoy!