Health

(66) Feeling Other in Motherhood with Emily

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My guest, Emily, and I talk about parenting a special needs child – the real deal of it, not just the saintly “special needs mother” archetype that can only be endlessly patient. Emily shares about her early motherhood journey and how she knew something was different with her daughter, the endless searching for answers, the lifelong theme of “othering” she’s felt, and the elevated expectations, stress, and beauty that parents of special needs kids live with.… Read more

(65) Pandemic Divorce with Tara

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There are lots of stats about pandemic divorce, but few personal stories because of the sensitivity of this topic. Lucky for us, fellow writer, Tara Mandarano, opens up about her story and how it went down, the agreements she had about romance and soulmates, her insecurities about being a single mom, what’s getting her through it, other people’s opinions about her choice to write through her wounds, and more. … Read more

(59) Why I Take My Pill with Meredith

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Join us as my guest, Meredith of “Perfection Pending,” and I de-stigmatize mental illness, anxiety, depression, and taking medication for relief. We both share our very personal stories and also discuss the surprising ways anxiety shows up for each of us (which I didn’t even know until I was on the other side of things), along with the most successful ways we’ve gotten help.… Read more

(56) From Irresponsible Ejaculations to Shiplap with Gabrielle

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Gabrielle Blair (aka “Design Mom,” and the person behind the viral Twitter thread about the actual root cause of abortions) talks with me about how we prioritize male pleasure even at an extreme risk to women, men’s aversions to vasectomies, easy ways to make our homes more functional and enjoyable during a pandemic, and more, in this whiplashy episode.Read more

(54) It Took Divorce to Make My Marriage Equal with Lyz

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Author, Lyz Lenz, talks about what happened when she realized she was the only one supporting her dream, and how she finally got that equality she was seeking. Lyz also shares the dangers of marrying someone with political differences, how to negotiate the contract of marriage, and why it’s important to show our kids that there is no invisible lunch-making fairy.… Read more

(53) Getting Pantsed by 2020 with Ronnie – Part 2

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Ronnie and I continue the real talk about how 2020 changed us, including a surprising insecurity the pandemic brought forth for me. We also discuss the various layers of stuckness many moms felt, the reshuffling of friendships (and how we found our ride or dies), and what small things are giving us hope and bandwidth for 2021. … Read more