#41 Back to Higher Ed

September 6, 2018

Gretchen and Kelley talk about what college students - and parents of college students - should know about higher education!

 

Mentioned on the podcast

Mental Health Issues Overlooked in College Transition

Rooming with your best friend in college: The kiss of death?

Who Changes Majors? Not who you think.

 

Our Favorite Things

Gretchen: Vitamix Ascent 2300 (I DID NOT PAY RETAIL!)

Kelley: YETI 30 oz Rambler with Magslide lid in PINK

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#40 Back to School!

August 23, 2018

Gretchen and Kelley are headed back to school, and sharing how they feel about that and what they do to prepare.

Fact Check: We had eight snow days and five early release or delayed start days, so Kelley was actually more right than Gretchen.

(Near the end, during favorite things, you hear a big jet taking off, even though we were recording in her basement! It's not a plane at your house.)

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Mentioned on the podcast

Prominent pink paper-mache pig a product of political passion

Target Boys' Clothes

Hanna Andersson

Hollister

Old Navy

Old Navy Maternity Tween Pants

Distressed Rockstar Jeggings

Aeropostale

JCPenney

Talbots

Lee Plain Relaxed All Day Pants

TOMS Fox shoes

Melitta Pour Over Filter

https://balloonsblow.org/

  

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Bodum french press

Gretchen: Pyrex Simply Store 20 piece set (There are sets available at lots of places, but this combination had the right amount of what I needed.)

Here's the glass divided lunch container that Kelley mentions: Bentgo glass lunch container

 

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#39 Interview with Dustin Smiley

August 16, 2018

Kelley and I interview Dustin Smiley (husband of Sarah Smiley from two past episodes) about retiring from the Navy, becoming a LifeFlight helicopter pilot and real estate agent, and realizing that Bangor was going to be their forever home.

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Mentioned on the podcast

Lifeflight of Maine

Dustin Smiley, real estate agent

(We talked a lot about Sarah's various articles, so here are some that were mentioned!)

 Sarah Smiley: What makes this state stand out

Sarah Smiley: Snowblower Lesson Spells Trouble

Sarah Smiley: Dustin hoards shoes - for mowing the lawn 

Sarah Smiley: More than two years later, tough decision to stay in Maine worth it

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Lucerne Beach Club

Gretchen: Fujitsu Heat Pump

Dustin: Bangor, Maine

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#2 Dr Nurses and Techie Teachers [rebroadcast]

August 2, 2018

It's a rebroadcast of our second conversation! Work travel for the techie teacher got in the way of recording a new episode on time!

Kelley talks about her resistance to being called Dr (and she totally is one!) and Gretchen talks about her resistance to "leaning in." 

Mentioned:

Hillbilly Elegy

Talbot's 

National Institute of Nursing Research

Favorite things:

Kelley: DevaCurl

Gretchen: Plated 

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#37 Summer Disappointments

July 19, 2018

Sometimes the best-laid plans and best ideas get waylaid by the occasional reality check. Kelley and Gretchen share a few of the monkey wrenches thrown into their summer adventures.

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Mentioned on the podcast

Honda Odyssey

Subaru Crosstrek

Fly Bangor

The Dollop Podcast

Bar Harbor Whale Watch

Diver Ed's Dive In Theater

Dorr Museum of Natural History

Vitamix

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Great Cranberry Island

Gretchen: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer

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#36 Interview with Lutheran Pastor Rebecca Liberty

July 12, 2018

We interview Rebecca Liberty, a Lutheran Pastor and life coach, about her journey to her career, and to Bangor. She shares some insights onto Christianity today.

And yes, at points you can hear our kids, because we are nothing if not an accurately named podcast, and it is summer and we recorded with them in the building for the first time.  

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Mentioned on the podcast

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Harvard Divinity School

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Reconciling in Christ

Open and Affirming

The Liturgists Podcast

Liturgists: Evangelicals episode

Choosing Our Religion: the Spiritual Life of America's Nones, Elizabeth Drescher

California avocado farmer struggles to find workers

Treasure Hunt of Your Life

Redeemer Lutheran Church is seeking a new pastor!

 

Our Favorite Things

Rebecca: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, by Melody Warnick

Kelley: Whole Foods

Gretchen: She Should Run Incubator

 

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[Rebroadcast] #17 Information Over or Underload?

June 28, 2018

With the news from the Supreme Court this week, we decided to rerun how we are trying to stay sane during this moment of history. We have a new episode coming next week! 

 

Are you rage-screaming into a pillow every day, or happily moving through each day (mostly) blissfully unaware of the newest presidential gaffe? Gretchen and Kelley talk about how they manage the influx of insane news. Like us on Facebook, email us at balancingchaospodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Mentioned on the podcast

YNAB Classes

Zillow for Bangor

The Women's March Never Ended. These Stats Prove It.

News Sources

Twitter

The debate over DACA

ICE detains a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the US for nearly 40 years

Read Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's powerful statement to Larry Nassar

It Began with Rachael Denhollander and it Ends with Her

Podcasts

Late Night Shows

Doomsday Clock

Hawaii missile alert: How one employee 'pushed the wrong button' and caused a wave of panic

SNL

The Skimm

Politico

The Hill

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: BOGS Arcata Stripe Women's Insulated Boots

Gretchen: Allerpet

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#35 Summer Bucket List

June 21, 2018

Kelley recaps her trip to Jamaica (mildly NSFW - but really funny) and we talk about our summer plans.

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Mentioned on the podcast

Sandals Negril

Dr. Hyman: Top 10 Big Ideas: How to Detox from Sugar

Donate to RAICES for Gretchen's birthday

Geocaching

DLLT Dedicates the Trail to Tomorrow

Great Wolf Lodge New England

Moms, Put on that Swimsuit

 

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Baggallini Bryant Pouch

Gretchen: Crosswalks

 

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