Elizabeth and Andy discuss their differing hand washing styles as well as how germs thrive and how best to leave notes in your workplace to keep hands off your stuff! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about asking relatives to keep gifts to a reasonable amount for kids during the holidays, navigating having neighbors with very loud babies living above you, and how to deal with the suspicion that the guy you’re falling for might be fibbing about having hooked up with an ex during the early days of dating? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa get into our very last questions – giving their unqualified advice to listeners about whether or not to get involved with an infant niece when your brother has become an absentee dad, how to handle precocious children who comment on “big tummies”, the love is there in droves, but when does the “like” kick in with newborns, how to address severing ties with a toxic mother to your child now or in the future, whether to invite out of town family to a baby shower, what’s more important – healthy food or non religious pre school, how to navigate choosing a baby name that is more of a nickname, how to broach the subject of periods with young daughters, and what are the first steps to take when you first get a positive pregnancy test? Enjoy!
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 Vanessa dive right into giving their unqualified advice to awesome listener questions about navigating new sleep patterns after introducing a toddler, bed, how to address some tension with your best friend after a toddler tiff, when and how to begin having a dialogue with your toddler about their bodies and private areas, what to do about a oujia board table in the garage and other creepy stuff going on in the house, how to advocate for your pregnancy when it might be high risk due to cervical issues, how to navigate family get togethers when one relative has guns, how to alleviate the daughter guilt with your mom in order to alleviate your mom’s guilt yourself, and what to do about dealing with depression and anxiety going into becoming pregnant? Enjoy!
Elizabeth shares Vanessa’s beautiful poem about motherhood before they dive into their good, bad, funnies! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with an immature and difficult sister for the sake of her kids, how to support a best friend who is proceeding with caution in her pregnancy, what a bedtime routine with two children looks like, how to make sincere mom friends, whether a child’s new coping technique is cause for concern, and how to find the joy in a surprise second pregnancy when it is making you sick? Enjoy!