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 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!
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!
V-Dog is back in action! She and Elizabeth discuss their good/bad/funnies (Trip success! Otis playing games! / Pacifier weaning! Daycare closing! / Sandcastle-suitcase! I know you love me!). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to foster healthy sleeping habits after getting off track, how to respond to compliments about your daughter that make you uncomfortable, how to find great babysitters in a new are, how and when to find time to be intimate with you husband with opposite schedules and a toddler, and how to change grandparent names after they’ve already been established? Enjoy!
Elizabeth and Vanessa cozy up and give a ton of unqualified advice to listener questions about picking the right godparents for your future children, how to navigate grandparents who pressure your child to give unwanted hugs/kisses, how to (if to) offer support to a friend who might be suffering from PPD, whether or not it’s normal to miss the baby days when you have a toddler and/or crave the later years when you have a baby, what we’d suggest to do with your first born to create special memories before a sibling enters the picture, how to navigate going on zoloft for PPD when it comes with some mom/wife guilt, how to find peace with a father getting quickly into a new, strange relationship after losing your mom and becoming a mother? Enjoy!