The Life-Changing Magic Of Arbitrary Rules: The Mom Hour, Episode 173

Why? Because I said so. Has a nice ring to it, right? Even better, though (and more specific): because it’s a rule in our house. In Episode 173 Meagan and Sarah are talking about the beauty and hilarity of arbitrary rules, drawing from our own experience and some genius listener suggestions. Join us!


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Queue It Up

With school back in session, we’re recommending Bedtime Routines At Every Stage, Episode 80 from December 12, 2016.


  1. We had an arbitrary rule when I was growing up… “No singing at the dinner table.” My dad was a musician and the whole family was musical, but my mom would not let us drum or sing at the dinner table.

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