First 2 Years Podcast
By Molly Elkins & Renee Leon
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Real people share true stories from their experiences of the early years of becoming parents and raising children. We discuss the challenges many new families face and how we overcame those challenges.
||CleanHoliday Traditions 2018||Short clips of parents from past interviews sharing their holiday traditions. Music: Silent Night…Read the postHoliday Traditions 2018||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 Wrap Up||Molly and Renee’ welcome team member, Angelica, to the podcast. The three of them discuss…Read the postSeason 3 Wrap Up||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31: Finding my Voice||Tiffany describes learning to find her own strength and voice as she advocates for her…Read the postEp. 31: Finding my Voice||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30: All I Wish For Them is Happiness||Vince shares what becoming a father to twins has meant to him. Music: Twinkle Twinkle…Read the postEp. 30: All I Wish For Them is Happiness||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 29: Who Sets The Bar?||Amy talks about raising a son and twin girls alongside her husband and how priorities…Read the postEp. 29: Who Sets The Bar?||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28: Keep Showing Up||Young, single father, Ian, keeps showing up to build a relationship with his daughter. Music:…Read the postEp. 28: Keep Showing Up||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27: It’s Not Just About You||Jeri shares what it was like being a teen mom and placing her child for adoption.…Read the postEp. 27: It’s Not Just About You||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 26: Stories Shared from the RISK! Podcast||This week we bring you two stories that were originally recorded for and shared on…Read the postEp. 26: Stories Shared from the RISK! Podcast||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Postpartum Depression, PMADS: What, Who & The Path to Help||Beth Warren, a therapist in San Diego, shares what PMADs is and how to get…Read the postEp. 25: Postpartum Depression, PMADS: What, Who & The Path to Help||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24: Omg! I love that child!||Kathy shares about becoming a single mom while in college and how it completely changed…Read the postEp. 24: Omg! I love that child!||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: Didn’t Think it was Possible||Linnea describes her experiences with miscarriage, being a mother of 3, and giving birth in…Read the postEp. 23: Didn’t Think it was Possible||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22: There’s Beauty In The Chaos||Elena shares her experiences of being a mom of 3 after multiple miscarriages, an unexpected…Read the postEp. 22: There’s Beauty In The Chaos||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: Full Circle in the NICU||Bree shares her story of being a teen mom with a preemie, to where she…Read the postEp. 21: Full Circle in the NICU||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Eddie – An Unexpected Gift||Kari, a teacher, wife, and mother of 3, shares what it was like to receive…Read the postEp. 20: Eddie – An Unexpected Gift||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Connecting with my son||Susie describes the journey her life took as she navigated her son’s autism diagnosis. Twinkle…Read the postEp. 19: Connecting with my son||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: Don’t Tell Me She’s Lucky||Lynn shares what led her to international adoption and the challenges and joys that followed.…Read the postEp. 18: Don’t Tell Me She’s Lucky||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Appreciating Dads||Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! This episode is made up of…Read the postEp. 17: Appreciating Dads||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Midwife Grandmother||In this episode, Molly interviews her mom, who is a licensed midwife, and her sister,…Read the postEp. 16: Midwife Grandmother||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchtuff x2||This week’s episode is a conversation between Molly & Reneé about what it has been…Read the postSchtuff x2||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15: From The Basement To The Burbs||Jeremy shares his story of being lost, lonely, divorced and drunk as he unexpectedly became…Read the postEp. 15: From The Basement To The Burbs||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Stepmom To The Rescue!||Christy shares what it was like to become a Stepmom to a two year old,…Read the postEp. 14: Stepmom To The Rescue!||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: All Coked Up On Love||New parents talk about sleep deprivation, evacuating with a 3 week old baby, and their…Read the postEp. 13: All Coked Up On Love||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchtuff x1||The first in a series of episodes we are calling Schtuff. These bonus episodes are…Read the postSchtuff x1||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: Not What We Expected||Molly and Will share their story of becoming parents and how things did not go…Read the postEp. 12: Not What We Expected||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: My Girlfriend, My Wife||Drew discusses how becoming a parent changed his marriage. Part 2 of this family’s perspective.…Read the postEp. 11: My Girlfriend, My Wife||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreastfeeding is Not My Enemy||Daniella shares how being a mother has changed from the difficult surprises with her first…Read the postBreastfeeding is Not My Enemy||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevving Up!||Molly & Renée talk about the aim & purpose of this podcast as well as…Read the postRevving Up!||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerailed Part 2||Molly interviews her sister about how becoming a parent changed her life. Part 2 of…Read the postDerailed Part 2||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDerailed: Part 1||Molly interviews her sister about finding her way in life before becoming a parent herself.…Read the postDerailed: Part 1||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing Present||Jessica, mother of 5, speaks to Renee’ about being a young Mom and finding/trusting her…Read the postBeing Present||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting without NO||Amy creates an intentional discipline style for her twins. Music by Lewiston Jazz Vocals by…Read the postParenting without NO||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle’s Marathon Eater||Michelle learns to trust her instincts. Music by Lewiston Jazz Vocals by Angela Michael Cover…Read the postMichelle’s Marathon Eater||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Pee When I Jump Rope||Vera develops a fitness plan. Music by Lewiston Jazz Vocals by Angela Michael Cover Art…Read the postI Pee When I Jump Rope||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Raw real and addicting to listen too!
First 2 Years is insightful not only to the newbie parent but for parents of all backgrounds and experience levels. For me, since my kids are going into their tweens (Yikes!) it draws up memories I have not visited in awhile. I can see things from another’s’ perspective and I find comfort in the fact that there is definitely different ways to parent. I have become hopelessly addicted and always look forward to my F2Y fix when I get in my car, sans kids of course!!!!
Thank you for finally producing raw content. It is comforting to know that I am not the only one going through all these thing.