Mom…I’m bored!

As moms (or parents), we have been there when we think our children are entertaining themselves well enough and then… “Mom, I’m bored!” You may think, “Now what?”, “Figure it out”, or completely ignore them, maybe? This week, we discuss why children feel bored, why it can be a good thing for them, and how and when you should help them handle it. We have a yummy seasonal beverage in this episode, so grab a drink and let us help guide you through the rolled eyes, sluggish faces, and sad frowns of bored children.

Show links:

Apple cider and caramel vodka

5 Ways Boredom Makes Your Kid More Awesome

Handling Boredom: Why It’s Good for Your Child

How to Help When Your Kids Are Bored

Random stuff:

Animal control officer, nearby helpers catch loose chicken

Donkey, emu find love at animal shelter

11-year-old Ohio boy takes car on joyride

 

Parent Hacks

You’ve probably had that moment when you’re in the middle of a chore or helping your kids with a project and thought “there has to be an easier way!” We completely understand, so we are discussing some parent hacks you or us may not have ever heard but definitely want to consider. As always, we have our random stuff from the internet (Ross has a twin!) and a tasty beverage to enjoy.

So grab your headphones, relax, and have a pad and pen handy to write down some of these ideas.

Show links:

27 Brilliant Parenting Hacks That Will Make Life with Kids Just a Little Easier

100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Random stuff:

UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer

Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare

Mom Ghost Stories

Happy Friday! In honor of Halloween this week, we are sharing ghost stories that involve moms (of course). Sarah, naturally, gives us a background on ghost stories, and Pamela shares classic ghost stories from the eastern North Carolina region. Our stories are quite creepy but hopefully a little alcohol will make us all brave!

Show links:

A Brief History of Ghost Stories

True Ghost Story: Mother’s Helper

Nun Chunks

Where are you my son?

Portrait of Theodosia Burr

Rum Keg Girl

 

Random stuff:

‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless