Episode 77 // Invest in Tissues

Cold season is back. *blow your nose* Tissues are everywhere. *blow your nose* Sometimes we snap at our kids even when we know we shouldn't. *blow your nose* Please tell us we're not alone? *blow your nose*

Episode 76 // Keep It In Your Pants

We recorded on Dec. 5 and woke up the next day to see that Time's Person of the Year 2017 is "The Silence Breakers." We're happy to add our voices to this important conversation. Everywhere you turn, it seems another high-profile man is being taken down by sexual harassment. "Keep your hands to yourself" should be easy enough, but it seems many men missed that basic life lesson. Now we're thinking about how to approach the subject with our kids.

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Episode 74 // Mostly Thankfulness

Holiday advice from MRS: Don't make it your goal to ruin Thanksgiving with politics. Be open, be kind, and lead by example. However, we definitely took a low-road detour this time around, so that statement is a little hypocritical. Thanks for sticking with us, everyone!

Episode 73 // Coping with Bullies

Kids are assholes. Okay, that's probably a bit of a sweeping statement but, when your child is faced with bullies, it's the first thing that comes to mind. And it brings back a flood of memories about how hard life can be when you're an insecure 13 year old who's just trying to figure things out.

Episode 71 // Decline to Recline

John is back from Hong Kong, and we're talking travel, jet lag, basic airplane courtesy, and service jobs. Why service jobs? Because they're rough, people can be terrible, and we've both been there so we totally get it.

Episode 70 // Maintaining A Budget

Teaching kids about finances is important and usually the best way to do that is to demonstrate budget-savvy behavior. But that's not always easy. And sometimes it's a unique challenge when you're self employed.

Episode 68 // Fall Risk

Health care, independence and, on yeah, John's brief hospital stay are all part of this week. We also talk about peeing with an audience and international travel because we like variety.

Episode 67 // Staying Level

Sometimes it's tough to stay level headed. Sometimes it feels damn near impossible when you have to do so while also trying to keep your kids relatively level. Hormones, parenting, life. Awesome.

Episode 66 // Coffee or a Cause

From charities and organizations to individual creative pursuits and business startups, you can give money to a lot of different things. This week we're talking about how and where we give and why we're bringing MRS to Patreon. So tell us: Where should MRS go from here?

Episode 61 // Com-Part-Mentalize

Call it survival if you must, but we're trying to figure out how to compartmentalize so we can survive the day to day. Heather's one step ahead on this one, but John is determined. Any suggestions?

Episode 58 // Apart but Together? Nah.

Haven't we already talked about being on the same page? Who knows. Probably. Either way, we're at it again because sometimes there's too much "co" in "co-parenting." And how to work with the co-parent is the greenest evergreen topic there is in the world of single parenting.