We share Maggie's commemoration about lost teeth, which leads Sarah to share her theory connecting lost teeth with reading ability. Our main conversation centers around Sarah's church-iversary and what we value in our faith communities.
Hannah's commemoration about her recent breakup spurred a conversation about our favorite breakup songs. Then, we share our own commemoration: we released our book this week!
As we launch our book, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!
We share commemorations from Elizabeth, Sara, and Katie. Then, we share Megan's story of shifting career priorities because of the government shutdown.
Sarah's Prayer Book Recommendations: Every Moment Holy, To Bless the Space Between Us, The Divine Hours, and Changes: Prayers and Services Honoring Rites of Passage
We share commemorations from Alaina, Amanda, and some other listeners about workplace changes and giving up social media. Then, we have a deeper conversation about allowing our kids to struggle.
We share commemorations from Traci, Kylie, and Mallory. Since we've both practiced the KonMari method and she's all the rage lately thanks to her new Netflix show, we explore the ideas around the popular method of cleaning and organizing. Plus, we talk about how we're approaching resolutions differently this year.
We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on this Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!
We share commemorations from Maddie, Laura, and Sarah. Plus, we share our own commemorations about how changing the configurations of our iPhones changed our lives.
We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!
Thanks to our sponsor: Christ for Disciplers.
This week's commemorations includes one about how we change over the course of a year and setting intentions about how we'll change in the year ahead and another commemoration from Julie about commemorating commemorations in real life.
We share commemorations from Kelliann and Katy, both centering around the idea of when caring for yourself or your loved one requires tough choices.
It's the first episode of our new format! We share commemorations from Sloan and Katelynn as well as feedback from Nicole about our holiday gift-giving conversation.
We share our discussion on gift-giving. We cover who to give to, what you give them, and some outside the box ideas as well. We've got your holiday giving covered!
We share your commemorations and feedback before Sarah shares the lessons she learned from her unsuccessful campaign for reelection as a Paducah City Commissioner. We reflect on the joys and sorrows of making yourself vulnerable in a public way.
We discuss how the portrayal of fictional women has shifted over time. We talk the best (and worst!) Disney princess movies as well as the new batch of powerhouse female superheros such as Wonder Woman and the women in the Star Wars universe. But, we question whether the increasing acceptance of complex women on screen has actual changed the way we welcome complex women into the real world.
Thanks to our sponsor, Modcloth.
We share a quick State of the Pod with important updates about the next chapter of The Nuanced Life. Then, we share your commemorations and talk to Brock Lusch, the NOMADad. He's an at-home dad creating community for dads in Cincinnati and online.
Thanks to our sponsor, Audible.
We share another batch of your commemorations before discussing how holidays like Halloween can foster community. We also have a discussion about the best Halloween candies.
Inspiration: The Soul of Halloween
We start the show, as always, with your commemorations. One in particular, along with some listener feedback, lead us into a deeper conversation about birth control and gynecology in general. Then, we share our amazing conversation with therapist Megan Devine about how we deal with grief.
Resources from Megan:
Inspiration: An Enemy of Envy
Thanks to our sponsor, Lola.
We talk to therapist Natasha Daniels about kids dealing with anxiety disorders and how to help them cope. Of course, some of Natasha's thoughts and suggestions apply beyond childhood, especially considering the anxiety our modern culture can produce for people of all ages.
We share another batch of your commemorations before our conversation with Amy Medling, the PCOS Diva. She shares her experiences and thoughts about women's healthcare and how we can take control of some of the health issues in our lives.
We share a variety of your commemorations, which coincidentally seem to have a theme of gender expectations and parenting. They fit in right in with our main conversation in which we discuss the challenges of raising kids in the age of Kavanaugh, Trump, and the #metoo movement. Culture places all sorts of gendered expectations on our kids and we want to push back on some of them.
It's time to rethink how we are raising our boys (Cincinnati Enquirer article)
"Boys will be boys." (Sarah's blog post after the Access Hollywood tape)
Thanks to our sponsor, EveryPlate.
We talked to Kendra Hennessy, founder of Mother Like A Boss, about what homemaking means in the modern era. It's not the June-Cleaver-vacuuming-in-pearls image you have. We also share some wonderful feedback from recent episodes.
In response to an awesome note from a sexually frustrated listener in Canada, we talk about what it's like when sexual partners are not on the same page. It's not abnormal for long-term relationships to go through periods where one partner or the other just isn't feeling it for whatever reason. We talk about what that means physically and emotionally for both partners.
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