Mom Rage

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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.
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, Ish
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 Portr
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 ou
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 exec
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
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 meet
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 wha
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
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, t
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 pl
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 an
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 3
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 Natas
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 y
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
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, wri
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
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
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
Amelia and Edan talk about their experiences with student-teacher conferences and then discuss a recent New York Times op-ed about declining fertility around the world. At about 37:00, they interview speaker, author, and mother of three Reeshe
This week, Edan and Amelia discuss a recent This American Life segment about parents of short-ish kids asking doctors for human growth hormone to assist their children in growing more. Then, Edan gets into all her recent parenting drama and Ame
This week, Amelia and Edan talk about the art (from paintings to documentaries) that provides refuge from parenthood, or that makes us feel alive during the muck of raising little kids. At about 29:30, they interview visual artist Carolyn Cast
Amelia is going back to her therapist and Edan feels bad about how critical she is as a mom. They then address a listener question about the post postpartum body and how to come to terms with change and aging. At 35:00, they interview author D
This week we discuss our second Mom Rage book club pick, On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss. At 47:00, medical anthropologist Samantha Gottlieb tells us about how the HPV vaccine was initially marketed and discusses the vaccine-hesitant
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