We talk about why the Elf on the Shelf is a downer and why holiday threats are bad parenting. We also continue our gubernatorial primary candidate series with an interview with Jeff Rumbaugh. Plus! Blended holidays and a big family– how to handle them.
In this episode, we share some tips for hosting a holiday, discuss the gender dynamics of making holiday magic happen, and talk to Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Michele Doolan.
Also! Wisconsin gubernatorial primary candidate Michelle Doolan talked to us about being a concerned citizen in the race.
We talk Thanksgiving prep and the Wisconsin governor’s race with state superintendent of public instruction Tony Evers.
If you want to get involved with Tony Evers’ excellent campaign, check out his website: https://tonyevers.com/
We talk about why parents of 4 are the least stressed parents HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Thanksgiving prep, and hockey hockey hockey hockey.
This survey says 4 is a less stressful number than 3. I totally believe it because parents of 3 are still handling their minivan feelings, and once you have 4 or more, you are resigned t all of the indignities.
We talk about guns and cheap Chrismukkah cards.
Sorry this one is such a bummer, but we talk about mass shootings AGAIN and this amazing article our friend Tanya sent us that basically made us question all of our life choices. (https://www.thecut.com/2016/05/sleep-training-feminism.html) We also talk about getting an awesome deal on holiday cards, so that’s not terrible. (The deal we got is no longer a thing, but these are all pretty okay: https://www.livingsocial.com/occasion/ls-holiday-cards)
On a more positive note, we are happy to report that POTY is getting political. We are currently interviewing Democratic primary contenders in the Wisconsin governor’s race, and we really want to hear from anyone across the aisle who is running, too. We are going to talk to the candidates about issues that affect Wisconsin families, and this process has been more fascinating than we imaged it would be. So stay tuned!
Ben freaks out about Halloween candy, and we discuss new AAP waiting room guidelines and the importance of setting realistic expectations for little kids.
Ben freaks out a little bit about the Halloween scourge that threatens all parents. WRAPPERS.
We talk about helicopter college parents and the culture of checking up on your kids eleventy billion times a school year.
We read about over-involved college parents in the fake New York Post (kidding– I just like to call all major publications fake), and you can read it here.
We talk about the gender divide when it comes to emotional labor in the home. With minimal shouting!