Those sweet, pudgy things keep you up at night? News flash: they’ll be adults before you know it. In honor of Meagan’s oldest turning 18 this week, we’re devoting Episode 27 to talking about the adults we’re raising: what we hope for them, what we imagine they’ll become, and just how much control we have over how they turn out.
It’s Halloween week! Whether it’s your first time dressing up a little pumpkin or your teenagers are beyond trick-or-treating, we hope you’ll join Meagan and Sarah as we share stories and tips to make Halloween fun, safe, and totally-not-stressful at every stage.
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.
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.
What happens when your kids are all in school, or the overwhelmingly in-your-face years of early motherhood are behind you? Have you thought about what kind of creative hobbies you’ll return to, what your career will look like, or what that available time will mean for your “non-mom self”? In Episode 11 Meagan shares her perspective as a mom on the other side of the trenches (while Sarah asks questions and listens from her place still in them). We talk about the shift that happens when kids get older and need us a little less – how it’s both liberating and also a little sad and scary – and about the obstacles some women face as they navigate these “beyond baby” years.