Author Archives: Elizabeth

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Perspective Is The Fabric Of Our Lives!

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Totally Mommy Podcast

Episode 136

Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss how life perspective gives us, well… perspective! They give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to set “birth time” boundaries with a best friend, whether to trust an OBGYN who is playing “fast and loose” with the Clomid :), what gift to give to a friend to make car trips with her toddler a little easier, how to navigate toddler street safety with your spouse who is not on the same page, what to do about a friend who is taking advantage of your generosity as a babysitter, and how to decide when to take the plunge with pregnancy number two after having suffered from PPD? Enjoy!

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Nada Worry!

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Totally Married Podcast

Episode 265

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the purpose of worry, Frasier and ego before giving their extremely unqualified advice to listener questions about a lack of sex drive at a young age, whether to stay in an unsupportive marriage with five kids, whether to intervene with an ex who is suffering from mental illness, whether to go through with a marriage to someone who seems increasingly selfish, and if it’s normal to crave cuddling to an extent that it’s affecting your relationships? Enjoy!

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Peppy For Preschool!

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Totally Mommy Podcast

Episode 135

Elizabeth and Vanessa share their good/bad/funnies (Preschool success! We have two good eaters! / Sayonara snuggles! Where’s Grandma?/ Precious preschool moments! He’s growin’ up!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to choose what kind of labor you want (hospital or home) for a second birth when you know what it’s all about, how to prepare for an international flight with a thirteen month old, what to do to start planning and preparing for baby when you’ve just gotten your positive test, and how to deflect unwanted comments about assumed gender disappointment when there is none? Enjoy!

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Defining Success!

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Totally Married Podcast

Episode 263

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the big “E” = Ego! Plus, how we define success and why a letter to a third grader brought tears to Elizabeth’s eyes. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to referee a mother and husband who do not get along and how much are we obligated to share about the skeletons in our closets when we start dating someone seriously? Enjoy!

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Unqualified Answers Ahead!

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Totally Mommy Podcast

Episode 134

Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right on into the pool of listener’s fantastic questions! They give their unqualified advice on how to be there for a best friend who is becoming a mom, whether to invest in new friendships in your new neighborhood or keep up with your older mom friendships, what to say to a friend who hasn’t been supportive of you but has also been focused on new motherhood, what’s the deal with the bravo show, There Goes The Motherhood, how to playdates work when the babies can’t yet really “play”, how to avoid not feeling heard regarding latching problems with your second baby as you were with your first, what are the rules with baby names that sound close to friends’ kid’s names, and how to navigate time with an older cousin who is potentially a bad influence? Enjoy!