Workplace Changes, Giving Up Social Media, and Allowing Our Kids to Struggle

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.

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Sobriety, Minimalism, and Resolutions

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!

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Failure, Compromise, and iPhone Adaptations

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. 

How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

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!

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Changes and Book Club Commemorations

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.

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Speaking Up and Job Changes

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.

Just say no to Christmas?

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Holiday Gift Guide

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!

Dry erase board bundle by Emily Ley

Magnatiles

Snap Circuits

Gel Crayons

Tegu - wooden magnetic blocks

Pie Face Showdown

National Geographic Sea Animals

Stained glass coloring book

Cairn Box

Eberjey Pajamas

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Putting Yourself Out There

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. 

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How Fictional Women Impact Our Culture

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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. 

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At-Home Parenting (with Brock Lusch)

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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. 

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How Holidays Build Community

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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. 

A Theology of Halloween

Inspiration: The Soul of Halloween

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Dealing with Grief (with Megan Devine)

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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

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Childhood Anxiety (with Natasha Daniels)

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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. 

Natasha Daniels website

Natasha Daniels books

Hill Child Counseling

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Women's Healthcare and PCOS (with Amy Medling)

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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. 

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Raising Kids in Light of Kavanaugh

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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. 

Recommended Resources:

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Modern Homemaking (with Kendra Hennessy)

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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.

Recommended Resources:

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Sex and Mismatched Libidos

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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.

Why Sex Therapists Don't Care About Orgasms

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Time Management with Laura Vanderkam

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Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock and other books, talks to us about time management and how to get the most of the time you have. She also shares why scrubbing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher is definitively wrong. 

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Spirituality and Healing with Christina Martine

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We share a fresh batch of commemorations. We also talk to author Christina Martine about her book, Fifth Dimensional Healing, and her perspective on spirituality, the feminine divine, and self-healing. 

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#MeToo and the Church

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In light of the recent revelations about the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the unfolding situation at Willow Creek Community Church, we discuss the #ChurchToo branch of the #MeToo movement. It comes perfectly on the heels of our discussion with Rachel Held Evans on Pantsuit Politics earlier this week. 

Dr. Susan Reynolds' Twitter thread on Catholic mass

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