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12 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Mini Season-3 Finale
In this wee little finale, Edan and Amelia celebrate the end of season 3 with individual voice memos. They each talk about their favorite moments from the season and then read a poem, too.
56 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Siri, How Do You Get Divorced?
Edan and Amelia share what they cooked and what gave them joy, and discuss being married under quarantine. Then, at around 37:00, they hear from three women who are essential workers: Keeley McNamara is a nurse-midwife in Queens; in Boston, Isha Agarwal is an emergency medical resident and Maggie Harrington is her family's nanny. LINKS to what else we mention
63 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Edan and Amelia check in with one another midway through week 4 of social distancing: what they ate, what they watched, and two interesting articles they read. At about 39:00, they celebrate the publication of Mothers Before: Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As Never Saw Them by playing calls from four contributors about their mothers before they became mothers. LINKS to what we mention $60 more a month and we hit our goal!
77 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Circles of Okayness
Edan and Amelia share their cooking joys, homeschooling rage, thoughts on celebrity culture and our own valuable skills, and even one pretty poem. At about 40:00, they interview pediatric therapist Hanna Novak about how to help our kids (and ourselves!) during this challenging time. LINKS to what we mention Your support keeps us afloat Rate and review us!
59 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Alone Together, Cont.
Edan and Amelia talk about the anxiety some parents have been feeling about their kids' education during this self-isolating time, and they discuss how the coronavirus is revealing just how much work parenting is. On Thursday, before this executive order by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, they listen to two Labia Hotline calls and, at about 29:00, talk to midwife Kat Potthoff about how pregnant people can prepare for childbirth during this trying time. LINKS to what we mention We're $90/month from our next goal!
48 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
You Never Had Control
Edan and Amelia check in with one another about their week (and counting) of social distancing. What made them cry, and what made them feel joy? They read an email from a listener and patron about paying for the podcast, and then they discuss a rap song. LINKS to what we mention We would love your support
48 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Amelia and Edan speak remotely so as to maintain social distancing. They talk about their self-quarantines and Covid-19 responses. They try to counteract the heaviness with some badly needed frivolity and beauty: fashion, vintage gymnastic meets, and poetry. LINKS to what we mention Without your support, we would have quit by now
73 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Women Tell All
Amelia and Edan share what's inspiring them these days, from books to random stuff they glimpse on the street. Then, instead of a guest, they get into some recent conflicts, both podcast- and friendship-related, and don't hold back! This is what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. LINKS to what we mention Support the show?
74 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
This week, Amelia has some more Bachelor rage and Edan's baby is sick. Then we discuss homework: how it's going for our oldest kids, the benefits of homework, what we wish they were assigned...and what it's like in reality. At about 28:00, they interview writer Neelanjana Banerjee about her ideal first birth, her gestational diabetes with baby number two, and the unexpected way he came into this world. LINKS to what else we mention We don't have any ads!
69 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Amelia and Edan discuss the theories about babies and raising kids of philosopher and scientist Alison Gopnik. Then, Amelia talks about Isaac's latest tantrums, and Edan shares the latest sex and bodies talk she had with Bean. At about 30:00, they interview author and journalist Peggy Orenstein about her new book Boys and Sex. LINKS to what we mention We love patrons!
49 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
What is Most Alive of All
Amelia rages against The Oscars and The Bachelor, and Edan talks about how she's not working and how exercising has influenced her feelings about aging. Instead of a guest they share poetry and literature they've recently read and loved, and play one of the best songs about mothering. LINKS to what we mention Motherhood doesn't pay!
66 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Amelia cooked something delicious and Edan shares updates on Bean's school drama. At about 31:00, they talk to Diana Winston, author, director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA, and creator of the UCLA Mindful app, about what mindfulness is and how to cultivate it to bring joy and contentment to parenting. LINKS to what we mention We don't have any ads. Isn't that great?
70 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
The Exuberant Matrix
Amelia and Edan play a call from a listener explaining further why she wants to have surgery, and they use that to discuss body acceptance/shame, and aging in general. Is getting Botox anti-feminist? And where are all the old people? At about 35:00, they interview photographer Elinor Carucci about her new book Midlife and how she explores aging, motherhood, and her family through her art. LINKS to what we mention Your support means a LOT
70 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Little Ambitious Women
Amelia and Edan pretend they're critics and review Little Women and Cheer. Then Edan talks about how day care for Mickey is going, and Amelia recounts how Teddy and Isaac's birthdays went. At about 30:00, they interview author and lawyer Natashia Deon about her career path, raising a special needs son, and her experience homeschooling her daughter. LINKS to what we mention. Become a patron and get access to more episodes, giveaways, etc.
58 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
This week, you're the guest! We listen and respond to many Labia Hotline calls as well as emails on topics ranging from the post-postpartum body, hotel delights, Amazon Prime, Mom Brain, and much more. LINKS to what we mention We would like your support!
62 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Death, Baking, and Getting Fooled by Instagram
Amelia and Edan start 2020 by remembering former guest and activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn, who started Integrated Schools. They then discuss daycare anxieties, sleep training, Amelia's new year's resolution, and Edan's return to social media. At about 29:30, they interview cookbook author Samantha Seneviratne about the joys of baking and the pain and lessons of separating from your husband while pregnant. LINKS to what else we mention Your support means a LOT
46 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
For our last episode of the year, we talk about what this podcast is worth and how mothers can make that cash money. We discuss 2019 resolutions as well as 2020 goals, parenting-related and otherwise. Topics covered: make-up, homework rage, writing, sleeping, and how parenthood makes one feel irrelevant. Happy holidays! LINKS to what we mention We'd love your support
68 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Manic Pixie Dream Mom
Edan and Amelia discuss the film Marriage Story. Edan shares her husband's vasectomy plans, and Amelia talks about her pregnancy scare. They also get into holiday wish lists and the lack of Hanukkah representation at Teddy's school. At about 36:00, they interview Erica Cerulo, co-founder of Of a Kind and co-author of Work Wife, about how she doesn't have kids--and doesn't want them. LINKS to what we mention We would love your support!
77 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Ask a Woman
Edan and Amelia talk about sassy mom merch, getting off our phones, and other random, fascinating topics. At about 30:00, they interview life and parenting coach Abby Sommerfeld about the common struggles she sees among parents and how to deal with self-criticism and judgment around our parenting. LINKS to what we mention We would love your support!
79 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Do You Want to Die Thin?
We talk about how we felt about food and eating growing up, and how our feelings have evolved. We get into what we're trying to teach our kids about food and then we get into the nitty-gritty about what we pack in those school lunches. At about 38:00, we interview journalist Virginia Sole-Smith about her book The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America. LINKS to what we mention Become a patron!
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