LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | Soundcloud Well hello, fall! It’s a season that continues to be complicated by COVID but in a different way than last fall, and it also is a season that serves up unique challenges and good things for all of us. In Episode 246, Christine and I talk about the things that are bringing us delight amidst the challenges of the season. For links to resources we’ve mentioned + sponsor information and […]
When you’re in the early parenting weeds, the prospect of your kids eventually moving out seems approximately a million years away. In Episode 245, I provide a look into the enormous juncture of parenting that is the transition to the empty nest.
Finding the right words to say is one of the ongoing challenges in parenting. In Episode 244, Christine chats with Ned Johnson, co-author of the recently released What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. Ned and Christine talk about communication challenges in the time of the pandemic, empathy pitfalls, the power of no-force, stress tolerance, and more.
Seasonal transition is the name of the game right now. In Episode 243, Christine and I talk about what is happening for us in terms of self, family, work, home, and more…all within the context of the pandemic, of course.
Summer is winding down, which means that college application stress is winding up. High school seniors and their families face unique challenges this second COVID-touched school year, so I wanted to share my perspective. In Episode 242, I offer an inside look at what it was like to support two very different kids through the college application process (the youngest of whom is days away from starting as a college freshman). Listen now for tips, perspective, and, hopefully, comfort, as you embark on this sometimes-maddening, exciting ride with your almost-flown kid.
One thing that hasn’t changed during the pandemic is the need to cook and eat food. In Episode 241, Christine and I talk about what we’re cooking, buying, and eating, including some favorite simple food hacks.