This week we finally get to some listeners’ #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments (so, so sorry)! We also recap how Christmas morning went and Laura describes an alarming family holiday decoration that of course Charlie was fascinated with.
We spend a very chatty podcast catching up on holiday plans and recent news in our lives. There was so much to talk about we didn’t even get to #igotthis or #igotthis moments – we’ll return to these next week. We spent too much time on going out horror stories and an apology that Caitlin had for Laura. Happy New Year everyone – we hope your 2017 is better and brighter, not to mention filled with perfectly behaved children.
We’re off this week, but will be back next week with a new episode. Enjoy your holidays and we hope you have a minimum stress holiday season!
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Caitlin is back from London! We catch up on how the international flights went, and discussed the time change, what Caitlin did while there, and why David licked the airport floor. Laura recaps her week, with a story of visiting a Nativity play and how it did not go as planned. #igotthis and #idontgotthis revolves around traveling with a toddler and living with a toddler.
Stuff we talked about:
It’s the holiday season! It’s that time of year where we find the perfect present for everyone on our list and we all happily pile into the car to head to Grandma’s house. You know, the 5 hour drive where your infant sleeps the entire time, your toddler gets engrossed in their board books and your 6 and 9 year olds leave each other alone. You arrive, fresh as a daisy, to Grandma’s house, ready to celebrate and generally feeling ready to enjoy conflict-free time with the extended family.
Caitlin’s abroad, so Laura is joined by her dear friend Meredith. They discuss what happens when two aggressive babies meet in the thunderdome (aka a play date), why we wish it were 1972, and what on earth they’ll do with baby number two. There’s poop talk and hey, Laura figured out how to add music to the podcast!
The week’s episode has us dealing with holiday stress and toddlers who don’t get the memo that a) Thanksgiving food is delicious and b) it is a holiday for vegging. We both had some aggravating family moments and dealt with non-baby proofed homes for the holidays. Caitlin discusses some early potty training she may try and Laura reveals why Charlie hides behind the couch.
We open the show by discussing a good strategy for handling a melting down toddler at home, and how it is good for toddlers to have set boundaries. But that’s so hard! We talk about our weeks as usual, and Laura uses the word “jumper”. We also discuss the impending decisions we have to make – Christmas tree or no?
Laura and Caitlin take a few minutes to explain a glum mood around the election but move on quickly onto more parenting-related things. They discuss being President and CEO of Baby, Inc., treating partners kindly and just listening in general, both to partners and toddlers. Speaking of toddlers – our #idontgotthis moments revolve around not being our best selves when dealing with toddlerhood.
This is the first in what will be a series of productivity-related posts. These posts and tips can be used by parents and non-parents alike!
The to-do item. Whether you use paper or an app; your calendar or a list; many lists or just one; scattered post-it notes or a system…you very likely create to-do items in some form or fashion (even if you just make a mental note). How you phrase a to-do item makes a huge impact on whether or not you will do that item, which is the entire point.