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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: Out Damn Spot

“Stop washing your hands so much,” the dermatologist tells me in February of 2020. I went to the dermatologist because …
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Coffee+Crumbs: All By Myself

“I am alone. I am utterly alone.” I was 11 years old and felt seen watching Winona Ryder write these …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Falling to Pieces

There’s this word puzzle I work every morning. It has letter tiles like Scrabble but it’s a solitaire version I …
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Coffee+Crumbs: Scream Queen

She’s a screamer. I’ve tried everything but two-year-old Evie just needs to yell it out. I pick her up. She …
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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 …