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Hi! We’re Meagan & Sarah. We are two moms with eight kids between us, ranging in age from preschool to teen. Join us for new shows every week where we help you feel a little better about the mom you are today AND share our own tips and stories to give you that little bit of added confidence as you move through motherhood.
Once upon a time, Meagan and Sarah were new moms. And we worried - a lot. Years later, we look back at some of the things we could have lightened up about just a tad. (Or a lot.) Episode 19 is for new moms - and anyone who can remember being one. We talk about agonizing over ounces pumped and hours slept (or not slept), and offer a little perspective from where we are now. [listen to the episode]
Meagan has never identified as a "sports parent," but this fall she has four kids in four different sports. Sarah is still learning to find the balance between protecting precious time at home and allowing her younger kids to explore different activities. [listen to the episode]
Do the supply lists and back-to-school clothes shopping expectations overwhelm you? You're not alone. In this episode, Meagan and Sarah share real-life tips and tricks for minimizing back-to-school stress and enjoying the process of returning to routine. [listen to the episode]
Repeat after us, moms: It's going to be okay. It's going to be okay. It's going to be okay.
Choosing a school for your child can seem like a life-altering, permanent decision. In Episode 16, Meagan and Sarah are here to reassure you that it isn't. We share our own experience making school choices for our kids, from private to public to home schooling to charters to magnets to lotteries to...
(Nope, not kidding. We've actually experienced, and discuss in this episode, all of those things.) [listen to the episode]
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Or so the saying goes, right? But as much as we'd like to throw our hands in the air sometimes, there are things that have to get done.
In episode 15, Meagan and Sarah get into the details of chores, home management, delegating, and helping kids take on age-appropriate responsibilities. [listen to the episode]
Well, we've reached THAT point in the summer. The one where you have no idea what day it is and your kids eat Otter Pops and Nutella-straight-from-the-jar for breakfast (and if you think we're exaggerating, just WAIT). [listen to the episode]
What does "stranger danger" really mean (and is that the best way to phrase it for our kids)? In Episode 13, Meagan and Sarah talk about giving our kids tools and information to make them safer and more capable as their independence increases. [listen to the episode]
We want our kids to grow up independent, resourceful, and confident. We also care about their safety. So where's the balance between letting them go and protecting them? And what happens when our 'risk-tolerance' is out of synch with the neighborhood norms? [listen to the episode]
What happens when your kids are all in school, or the overwhelmingly in-your-face years of early motherhood [listen to the episode]
Confession: We don’t LOVE playing make-believe with our kids. Or pushing them on the swings. Or reading [listen to the episode]