#28 Interview with Dr. Sara, about Remote Year

April 26, 2018

Sara left her nursing job (but kept her online instructor job!) and has been traveling the world since 2016. She talks about her experience getting started with Remote Year

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Mentioned on the podcast

Remote Year

State Department travel advisories  

Australia's safety warnings about the US

 

Our Favorite Things

Sara: Food Tours! (Here's a list of what Forbes calls the world's best!)

Kelley: Air BNB 

Gretchen: TSA Pre Check

 

 

[Rebroadcast] #22 Sarah Walker Caron, the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook school shooting

April 19, 2018

We're on vacation this week, but since this week is the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, we are rebroadcasting our episode with Sarah Walker Caron. Since we first aired this, there has been some movement forward - Dick's Sporting Goods (and other stores) have implemented new sales policies, the governor of Vermont, with an A rating from the NRA has signed new policies into law, and even Florida has had some movement on the legislation front, signing new policies into law as well. We'll be back next week with an all new episode!

 

Sarah Walker Caron is the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She joins us and shares her experiences from that day, and in the years after. You also hear from Gretchen's daughters - one who was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened, and one who is in 2nd grade now, the same age that Sarah's son was when Sandy Hook happened - about lockdown drills.  (Heads up, this one is definitely a heavy subject.)

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Mentioned on the podcast

Sandy Hook School Shootings

http://sarahcaron.com/

My son survived Sandy Hook. I want to tell him it won’t happen again, but I can’t.

School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids

Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness

PD: Man arrested for making threat at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sandy Hook Elementary Students Return Day After Bomb Threat

Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control

Diane Alston's Twitter thread on 'remember, they are teenagers.'

Pennsylvania church plans a ceremony with AR-15 rifles — and a local school is getting students out of the way

Police: Ellsworth student who made threat had access to weapons

Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Ex-Maine police officers claim law enforcement failed in its duty to confiscate Lake’s guns

Kate Braestrup on The Moth: The Blessing

We’re used to experiencing mass shootings online. But Parkland brought us into the classroom.

March for Our Lives

The Briar Patch's teacher portrait project: "We are already armed."

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales

Gretchen: Everytown for Gun Safety

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Sandy Hook Promise

 

#27 Interview with Megan from Harper’s Quest

April 12, 2018

Megan Yockey's daughter is the inspiration behind Harper's Quest, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research into the rare genetic disorder, Lamb-Shaffer Syndrome. She talks about the journey of learning about Harper's disorder and starting a nonprofit to fund research in LSS.

On April 18, 2018, the flagship Kendra Scott store in Austin will be hosting a Harper's Quest fundraiser from 5-8pm CT, where 20% of all sales will be donated to Megan's organization. Not local? Call direct and order, and they will ship to you for free! 

April 18, 5-8pm Central Time

For Austin locals:

3800 NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD
AUSTIN , TX 78756
United States

If you want to call in and order over the phone (mention Harper's Quest if you call outside of the event times!)

(512) 879-3422 

 

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Mentioned on the podcast

Harper's Quest

http://www.lambshaffer.org/

Kendra Scott

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: How I Built This Kendra Scott's Episode

Gretchen: The library!

Megan: Autry CellarsBecker Vineyards

 

 

 

#26 Traveling With (and without!) Kids

April 5, 2018

Traveling with and without kids - does it stress you out or get you excited? This week, we talk about how we manage vacations and kid travel!

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Mentioned on the podcast

Sandy Hook School Shootings

Wendy's twitter

Fenway Park

IKEA Ektorp Sectional

Club Mobay

Great Wolf Lodge

Storyland

Boston GO Card

New England Aquarium

Boston Skywalk

Boston Duck Tours

Airfare Watchdog

Hipmunk

Google Flights

Hamilton Lottery

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: What the Heck Do I Eat?

 

Gretchen: TSA PreCheck

 

 

[Rebroadcast] #7 Bandaids on Bulletholes

March 22, 2018

On Saturday, Kelley and Shira will be marching in Washington DC, and Gretchen will be marching in Bangor, for the March For Our Lives to stand up and speak out against gun violence and demand safe schools. Because of that, we are taking this week off from a new episode and throwing it back to episode 7, when we had Shira join us to talk about this issue. As of publication, there was yet another school shooting, this time in Maryland, and it has been classified as domestic violence as well. On Saturday, March 24, there are 828 events scheduled worldwide to participate in the March For Our Lives, if you want to join us. We'll be back with a new episode next week! 

 

This week, we have guest number two, Shira, a prosecutor (and new mom) who works on domestic violence and child abuse cases talking about links between domestic violence, homicide, and even mass shootings. She also gets some advice about going back to work after maternity leave!

Links Mentioned

Calif. gunman killed his wife before rampaging through community, trying to storm elementary school

Maine concert promoter pleads guilty to domestic violence charge, maintains he didn’t do it

Facing the Sins of the Democratic Party

Our Favorite Things!

ShiraThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, Helen Russell

Kelley: Essential Oils - She mentions DOTerra, (the ones that Gretchen uses that are not MLM are from Plant Therapy)

GretchenFind My Friends the app that keeps track of everyone (if they let you)

 

#24 Celebrating Kids or Bragging?

March 15, 2018

Our kids are the best, right? How do you celebrate them without being a braggart? How do you manage when you realize they are maybe NOT the best, like you thought? Plus a tangent on Betsy DeVos.

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Mentioned on the podcast

John R. Braden. A very famous horse.

Signs Aimed At Crazy Sports Parents Should Include These Extra Warnings

Kelty Love Seat ("Sideline Sofa")

DeVos Digs Herself Deeper

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics

Urban Decay Optical Illusion

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge

   

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: The Not So Empty Nest, Bangor ME

Gretchen: Sephora 

 

#23: Women We Admire

March 8, 2018

International Women's Day is March 8, and in honor of that, we highlight women we admire, from our professions, celebrities, and people in our lives. 

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Mentioned on the podcast

Sandy Hook School Shootings

International Women's Day

LadyPodSquad on Facebook#ladypodsquad

Margaret Sanger

danah boyd

Panicked about Kids’ Addiction to Tech? Here are two things you could do

Oprah Winfrey

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Sephora

   

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: DevaClips

Gretchen: Smith Chromapop

#22 Sarah Walker Caron, the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook school shooting

March 1, 2018

Sarah Walker Caron is the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She joins us and shares her experiences from that day, and in the years after. You also hear from Gretchen's daughters - one who was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened, and one who is in 2nd grade now, the same age that Sarah's son was when Sandy Hook happened - about lockdown drills.  (Heads up, this one is definitely a heavy subject.)

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Mentioned on the podcast

 

Sandy Hook School Shootings

http://sarahcaron.com/

My son survived Sandy Hook. I want to tell him it won’t happen again, but I can’t.

School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids

Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness

PD: Man arrested for making threat at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sandy Hook Elementary Students Return Day After Bomb Threat

Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control

Diane Alston's Twitter thread on 'remember, they are teenagers.'

Pennsylvania church plans a ceremony with AR-15 rifles — and a local school is getting students out of the way

Police: Ellsworth student who made threat had access to weapons

Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Ex-Maine police officers claim law enforcement failed in its duty to confiscate Lake’s guns

Kate Braestrup on The Moth: The Blessing

We’re used to experiencing mass shootings online. But Parkland brought us into the classroom.

March for Our Lives

The Briar Patch's teacher portrait project: "We are already armed."

  

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales

Gretchen: Everytown for Gun Safety

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Sandy Hook Promise

 

Public Figures and Private Lives

February 22, 2018

 

Author Sarah Smiley joins us again to talk about how she balances her private life as a mom and wife with her public writing, which is often about being a mom and a wife. 

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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

SNL Internet Comments Talk Show

Sarah Smiley's State Dinner

Dinner With the Smileys on Katie Couric

  

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Polar Seltzer (in a can!)

Gretchen: Fisher Farm CSA

Sarah: iPhone 8+