Holiday Traditions: Part 2

December 22, 2017

Kelley and Gretchen are joined by Amy, who talks about growing up Jewish in an area where there were not many others like her, while Kelley and Gretchen talk about their experiences as a Christian and an Atheist at the holidays. We had such a good time talking, we had to split it into two parts! This one might seem to start quickly, but you can pick up the first part at episode 12!

 

Mentioned on the podcast

 

Netflix: Fireplace for Your Home (there are multiple versions!)

Hulu: Thermostat Wars

Chocolate Trifle / Sex in a Bowl

Monkey Bread (this is the recipe I use, only I swap out some of the biscuits for the cinnamon rolls in a can - a once-a-year treat!)

Framingham Heart Study

Judaism 101: Torah

What is a mikvah?

History of the Christmas tree

Stephanie Larsen, the Mormon who runs the support network for LGBTQ youth

Ellen meets Alabama hero dad Nathan Mathis

When TV went to bed: 13 classic signoffs

 

 

Our Favorite Things!

Amy: PJ Library - free books about Jewish heritage for kids

Kelley: LLBean: Primaloft Lined Shirt-Jac

Gretchen: Schlage Keypad Lock  (It isn't this exact one, but very similar and same brand!)

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Holiday Traditions: Part 1

December 22, 2017

Kelley and Gretchen are joined by Amy, who talks about growing up Jewish in an area where there were not many others like her, while Kelley and Gretchen talk about their experiences as a Christian and an Atheist at the holidays. We had such a good time talking, we had to split it into two parts! This one might seem to end abruptly, but you can pick up the rest at Episode 13!

 

Mentioned on the podcast

 

Netflix: Fireplace for Your Home (there are multiple versions!)

Hulu: Thermostat Wars

Chocolate Trifle / Sex in a Bowl

Framingham Heart Study

Judaism 101: Torah

What is a mikvah?

History of the Christmas tree

Ellen meets Alabama hero dad Nathan Mathis

When TV went to bed: 13 classic signoffs

 

 

Our Favorite Things!

Amy: PJ Library - free books about Jewish heritage for kids

Kelley: LLBean: Primaloft Lined Shirt-Jac

Gretchen: Schlage Keypad Lock  (It isn't this exact one, but very similar and same brand!)

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Gympostor Syndrome

December 15, 2017

Kelley is a wellness coach, but Gretchen is a late-onset athlete, who has struggled with "Gympostor Syndrome," and has to work harder (mentally) to feel like she's allowed to be part of the gym scene.

 

Mentioned on the podcast

Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

The Oatmeal: At the Gym, Who's Looking at Whom

USDA School Lunch Guidelines

Whole30

http://www.easylunchboxes.com/

Silicone Cupcake Liners

Kelley's kids' colorful lunches:

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Our Favorite Things!

Kelley: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo*

Gretchen: Moving Comfort/Brooks Jubralee sports bra, 90 Degree by Reflex high waist leggings, Stronglifts 5x5 App 

*Or try what Gretchen mentioned, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

 

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Our Favorite Things

December 8, 2017

Kelley is back with her story about traveling with Oprah (yes, that Oprah!) and as tribute to her, we have a full episode of our favorite things. Only, our favorite things are not in the Oprah price range, they are in OUR price range.

Our Favorite Things!

Gretchen's:

Kelley's:

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Raising Independence

December 1, 2017

This week Gretchen talks with author and columnist Sarah Smiley about raising independent kids who are allowed to take risks. (Kelley had to balance her chaos by missing this week, but she's back next week!)

 

Mentioned on the podcast

www.sarahsmiley.com 

Dinner With the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime

Got Here As Soon As I Could: Discovering the Way Life Should Be

Lenore Skenazy (who wrote Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)) now blogs at www.letgrow.org

To the Parents Who Called the Cops After My 80-year-old Dad Chatted with Your Child at the Supermarket

The Modern American Brag: “My Kids Were About to be Trafficked, Too!”

Gavin de Becker's Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

Jessica Lahey's The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Tom Wayman: Did I Miss Anything?

Our Favorite Things!

Sarah: Tim Horton's Large Unsweetened Iced Tea (I couldn't find the caffeine content!)

Gretchen: Polar Seltzer (especially the seasonal flavors!)

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