Family Leave

Happy Friday y’all! This week we have another “soap box” topic. We are discussing maternity/paternity leave, but we are calling it family leave. We share the research we have done on the benefits of having adequate leave while recovering from having a baby, settling in with life with a newborn, as well as if you are taking leave to take care of a sick relative. We break down the statistics, what companies out there have outstanding medical leave, and discuss somewhat shocking information about the U.S.’s standard federal policies on medical leave.

All we ask is you hang tight and listen through the whole episode. We are asking for adequate medical/family for ALL. Whatever your situation is, we feel we all need to begin to look after each other more.

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Show notes and random stuff links below.

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Sarah and Pamela Shoot the S***

Happy Friday morning! We have a special episode for you today.  This episode is what happens when Sarah and Pamela start drinking BEFORE they start recording. We attempt to do the episode introduction in a multitude of styles before launching into stories about horrible doctors, accidentally teaching our children to swear, and our love of cats. We may also be the first people in history to drunkenly discuss the merits of the Oxford comma!

And guinea pig noises. Lots of guinea pig noises!

Interview with Dr. Pragya Agarwal (Raising Creative Kids)

This week, Sarah interviewed Dr. Pragya Agarwal about the importance of raising creative children. Pragya is a Creative Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Founder of Hedge & Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin, and is a campaigner for creativity and mental health. She has extensive experience running workshops and delivering lectures on the value of creativity to drive innovation, encourage resilience, and develop critical decision-making skills. Pragya is also an acclaimed author, a contributor for Forbes magazine, and works tirelessly to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in British Asian communities.

Where to find Pragya online:

Children’s Movies from the 1990’s

This week we are wrapping up our mini-series of favorite children’s movies (for now). As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970’s, there are so many children’s movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies.

This week is children’s movies from the 1990’s. Sarah takes over this episode since this is her decade for her childhood movies. We have a lot of different opinions about the movies she lists, especially Home Alone!

Grab a yummy drink and get ready for some laughs.

Show links: 

Best Films Growing up as a kid in the 90’s

The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s

26 Way Too Overlooked ’90s Kids Movies That Everyone Should Watch At Least Once

Random stuff:

Corpse flower in full bloom in California

Colorado college reprinting up to 9.2K diplomas to fix typo

 

Interview with Jennifer Moss (The Baby Names Podcast)

We’re back after having a short break. We have another wonderful guest on this week’s episode. Sarah and Pamela had the pleasure of interviewing baby name expert, Jennifer Moss!

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of BabyNames.com, and author of The One-In-A-Million Baby Names Book and The Baby Names Workbook. With the help of her website, she has helped tens of thousands of expecting parents choose the perfect name for their babies. And finally, she’s the co-host of The Baby Names Podcast along with her sister, Mallory Moss Katz.

The Baby Names Podcast

Have questions on names or naming? E-mail at podcast@babynames.com.

Children’s Movies from the 1980’s

This week we are continuing our mini-series of favorite children’s movies. As previously mentioned in our episode covering movies from the 1970’s, there are so many children’s movies out there, so we decided to break them down by decade and eliminated any animated Disney movies. This week is children’s movies from the 1980’s. Pamela was a child of the 80’s, so she breaks down all over her favorites, by genre and tells us who were her childhood crushes!

We get silly again with our random stuff from the internet. Grab a drink and reminisce with us.

Show links:

Best 80s kids movies list

25 movies from the 80s that every kid should see

20 forgotten movies of the 80s kids will love now

Random stuff:

Woman helps man short on cash, finds out he’s Keith Urban

Lance Bass tried to buy home featured in ‘Brady Bunch’

Follow up story on Brady Bunch home

How Having Children Changes Your Marriage

We all hear how a baby changes everything, but no one realizes it until they have a newborn and there is a new dynamic in your household. Priorities shift, communication changes, and well…your marriage has changed. It isn’t always in a bad way either. This episode Sarah and Pamela break down how having children changes things in your marriage. Some of it is good and some of it is…not so great. We discuss this touchy subject with a whole lot of laughs and alcohol, of course. And also learn why “it is what it is” is the most annoying phrase ever (according to Pamela).

Show links:

Random crap from the Internet:

 

Interview with Ashley Koff from Take Out with Ashley and Robyn Podcast

We have a special guest for this week’s episode, Ashley Koff!

Ashley is an award-winning nutrition expert and advocate with over 20 year’s experience as a dietician and educator for healthcare providers. She has developed and optimized better nutrition tools to help patients and practitioners get the best results from their nutrition. She’s also an author “Mom Energy”, the CEO of The Better Nutrition Program, and co-host of the “Take Out with Ashley and Robyn Podcast.”

The Better Nutrition Program site

Pregnancy Misconceptions in TV and Movies

Have you ever watched an episode of your favorite show and think “hmmm, that baby is a little too big to be a newborn?” Or how about rolling your eyes over some misinformation about pregnancy in a movie? Well Sarah and Pamela have a blast dissecting how both television and movies commonly misrepresent pregnancy and birth. They even discuss some movies and television that got it right…mostly.

As always, Pamela has her random stuff from the internet and they share a new yummy drink. Maybe a little too yummy!

Show links:

10 Movies That Show What Pregnancy Is Really Like And 5 That Are Way Off

How Pregnancy Is Portrayed In The Movies

Random stuff:

Lady Antebellum police lip sync video

Drunk seagulls

Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-a bathroom

Endless Chores

Laundry, the NEW neverending story…or maybe it’s the dishes or organizing your closet, whatever the household chore may be, you probably dread doing it. Sarah and Pamela discuss the most dreaded household chores and what it could possibly say about your personality and how to get around avoiding the housework altogether. Pamela also shares some research studies that may have been a total waste of time.

Have a good listen and laugh and hopefully you can relate.

Show links:

8 dumbest research studies ever

Husbands create 7 hours of extra housework for their wives

10 House chores ranked best to worst

What your least favorite chore says about you

Invisible Tasks

How to Keep Housework from Hurting Your Marriage

Chore Hacks

Extra research:

Men who help with housework have more and better sex

The Economic Reason Men should do more housework