Balancing Chaos

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!)