While Vanessa’s on vacay, Elizabeth’s radiant and very pregnant friend, the wonderful Michaela McManus is filling in! They discuss pregnancy the second time around, the beauty of lists and their good/bad/funnies (The end is nigh! Imagination play!/ Transitions! Lack of balance! / The doggie ate it! Restin’ and chattin’) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to leave your child with a friend who has raised some red flags, and how to navigate correcting grandparents on your child’s name/nickname? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right on into giving their unqualified advice to some awesome listener questions about what to do about having grandmothers as childcare when it’s affecting your marriage, how to make new mom friends in a new area, what are the postpartum recovery essentials no one talks about, how to be there for a friend who is having an unplanned baby, what to do about the not great eating habits of your in laws, how to handle a creepy situation with a coworker who is obsessed with your child, whether it’s selfish to not have your baby spend the night at a relatives house, and lastly how to put a mother in law in her place about unsolicited (and unqualified!) advice? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa dive right in and give their unqualified advice to listener questions about setting boundaries in a family with mental health issues who are active in your kids lives, whether to sacrifice the mother’s sanity for a child’s athletic endeavors, what to do about the fear of losing yourself to motherhood and letting go of a hard won creative career, how to navigate dealing with infertility when you are surrounded by other people’s pregnancy joy, what we think a grandparents role should be in grandchildren’s lives, and lastly what is a good gift to bring a three month old and their mother? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa discuss their good, bad, funnies (routines! dog and kid walk! / Prolapse! tantrums!/ pumping noise! Penis butt! ) before really going big on a fantastic listener question about spanking, and whether there is a better way to discipline? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa find out that they have even more in common than they thought via bakery businesses and food issues before diving into their good/bad/funnies (baking together! Solo play!/ Marriage backburner! hair cut!/ Making new mom friends! He loves hats!). Then they answer a two-parter listener question about breastfeeding – what was Elizabeth’s experience with elimination dieting for digestive issues, and what can we say in regards to the struggle of breastfeeding and the decision to stop or supplement with formula? Enjoy!