Does a toddler “need” a formal preschool program if it isn’t necessary for childcare purposes? Did we think about kids’ birthday timing when we were planning (or not planning) our pregnancies? How can a physically active toddler channel his energy for good during stuck-inside days? And what are Meagan and Sarah’s most memorable “mom milestones”? In this week’s episode we answer these questions with our personal stories and (solicited!) advice. It’s a fun one–join us!
This episode was recorded on May 21, 2020.
A NOTE ON EPISODES RELEASED DURING COVID-19: Things change so quickly these days–including recommendations for health and safety, as well as our own thoughts and feelings–so you may hear things that feel a bit dated if you’re catching up on older episodes. Just know that we’re experiencing this in real time just like you, and that we’re working hard to follow the latest recommendations for the safety of our families and our communities. We’re also working hard to bring you timely, relevant podcast episodes in a world that’s changing very quickly.
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 256:
- You can find all of our listener questions episodes here
- Check out our new series Pandemic Perspectives, and if you’d like to share your story fill out this form and we’ll be in touch
- We mentioned @busytoddler
- We mentioned some of the gross motor, larger indoor activities like this inflatable punching bag, or this indoor trampoline (affiliate links), and more of the suggestions we offered in this episode
- If you missed the story of Meagan getting stuck in a dress, it’s here
- We mentioned our episode about Other People’s Babies