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Lighten Up #132: Calm the H*ck Down

Our series “Lighten Up about Parenting,” wraps up today, which is perfect because, drumroll please, Calm the H*ck Down is …
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Lighten Up #131: Alex Dale

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with the penultimate episode of our 10-part series, “Lighten Up about Parenting,” and in …
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Lighten Up #130: Osheta Moore

We are in our 10-part series, “Lighten Up about Parenting,” and in each episode, we have not one but two …
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Lighten Up #129: Alli Worthington

We are in our 10-part series, “Lighten Up about Parenting,” and if you’re just joining us, this series is cool …
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Lighten Up #128: Lorren Lemmons

Today’s podcast is sponsored by a bag of frozen riced cauliflower that I found in my freezer, because in a …

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Coffee+Crumbs: Explaining 2020 to My Grandkid Someday

“Grandmommy, tell me the story of 2020,” the little girl begged. “Are you sure, sweetie? The story of 2020 is …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Conversations in the Land of Nod

When my kids were little, I looked at the bleary-eyed older parents around me with pity. They spoke of weekend …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Maybe I Could Fake My Own Death

I keep fantasizing about faking my own death. After—how many months of lockdown? I’ve lost count—this seems almost reasonable. Surely …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Flat Colorado

The thing they don’t tell you is how Colorado is flat. As a kid from Ohio, I always pictured mountains …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Parenting in the Buff…y

We decided to spend the apocalypse introducing our kids to our favorite TV show of all time, Buffy the Vampire …