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Just have a kid and you're overwhelmed? Mary and Blake are too. They're parents who have no idea what they're doing, and they're asking the experts on all things baby. It's an entirely "judgement free zone," where we can laugh at each other's stories of success and failure. Mary and Blake discuss their whines of the week, wins of the week, and also give their Parent Pick of the week. But this show is nothing without it's listeners - so there is as much listener feedback as humanly possible. It's free, it's funny, and it's a lot better than therapy!
||CleanTop 15 Realistic Parenting Tips - Episode 32||Hosts Mary and Blake are back for Season 2 of ParentCast. Today we discuss our Top 15 Realistic Parenting Tips. In this episode you will learn about: why bathing your kid every day isn't always easy as it sounds, getting the right sleep, gain||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaternal Post Natal Depression - Episode 31||Hosts Mary and Blake are back for Season 2 of ParentCast. Today we discuss all things Paternal Post Natal Depression. In this episode you will learn about: why we took such a huge break from the show, why it was well needed, what PPND is, what||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParental Responsibilities: Expectations And Approach - Episode 30||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss all things responsibility. In this episode you'll learn all about: Tom Brady finally being free, why Breaking Bad has affected our lives in more ways than one, how to approach the responsibility conversation with your sp||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalming Your Fussy Baby: The Five S's - Episode 29||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the five S's from Dr. Harvey Karp's Happiest Baby On The Block. In this episode, you'll learn all about: Does it work? What are they? Do I do all of them? Why Rhys is becoming a human and Blake hates it, why Mary REALLY||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Should Consider Maternity Photographs - Episode 28||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss all things Maternity Photography with special guest, Lisa Gendron of Agroterra Photography. In this episode, you'll learn all about: why Maternity Photography is important in the pregnancy process, making the woman feel||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're A New Dad And It's Going To Be Ok - We Promise - Episode 27||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss everything there is to know about being a new dad. Trust us, being a new parent is tough - even for dads. So in this episode, you'll learn all about: why parenting is great, the great minivan debate, but sometimes||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're A New Mom And It's Going To Be Ok - We Promise - Episode 25||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the idea of being a new mom and give you the top 13 reasons why you are going to be ok if you are. Listen, there are plenty of reasons to be nervous and feel clueless. But we give you all the dirty secrets that no||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips On How To Make Your Spouse Feel Special - Episode 26||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss ways to make your spouse feel special. When you're a parent or have been married a while - things get stale. They lose focus and other tasks start being put ahead of your relationship. So - this episode is the anti||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Festivus Episode: Airing Of The Parental Grievances||Hosts Mary and Blake are back from the long hiatus! Happy Festivus ladies and gents! This episode is all about the airing of parental grievances. In it, you'll learn all about what parents have done that has really pissed us off over thi||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Ways To Reignite Your Intimacy w/ special guests: Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss marriage, kids, and intimacy with extremely special guests Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage. Tony & Alisa are experts in the intimacy field - they are authors of numerous books, have their own||8/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow The Heck Do I Get My Baby To Sleep?!? w/ special guest Alexis Dubief||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss all there is to know about your child's sleep in this episode with extremely special guest, Alexis Dubief - owner and author of the blog: TroublesomeTots.com. Ms. Dubief has over two million visits to her site per year a||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 10 Facebook Faux Pas By Parents - Episode 21||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss those evil faux pas that nearly every parent commits on Facebook with special guest Julie, and return special guest Erik. In this episode, you'll learn why Facebook just plain sucks, why contrary to your beliefs - you're||7/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreastfeeding - Tips, Tricks, Successes + Heartaches (part2) - Episode 20||Part 2 of Mary & Blake's interview with lactation consultant Kathy Moren of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Inc. In this part, you'll learn the differences between a lactation counselor and lactation consultant, when to start pumping, how Blake sing||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreastfeeding - Tips, Tricks, Successes + Heartaches (part1) - Episode 19||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss all there is to know about Breastfeeding with special guest - Kathy Moren, owner of Health Babies, Happy Moms, Inc. There is actually so much great information from Kathy that we had to split this episode in two! &n||7/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinancial Planning For Baby w/special guests: Derek & Carrie Olsen - Episode 18||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss how to plan financially for a baby with extremely special guests: Derek & Carrie Olsen of DerekandCarrie.com. Derek & Carrie bring a lot of expert advice on how to have better conversations with your spouse about||7/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPremiere - Episode 1||Meet the hosts Mary & Blake Larsen. Listen to the hosts discuss the show's concept, structure, and Mary's shocking confession. Subscribe: (AAC) | Download.mp3 | Like Us On Facebook (To download, click the link to load page, then select File - Save Pag||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCar Seat Safety - Episode 2||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss Car Seat Safety with the leading Car Seat Safety Expert in Rhode Island, Dina Morrissey. Learn why placing your child correctly in a car seat is a lot harder than you think, why Mary and Blake aren't fit to have a child in t||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Top Ten Things People Swear They'll Never Do Until They Have Kids - Episode 3||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss their top ten items from a Buzzfeed article entitled 19 Things People Swear They'll Never Do Until They Have Kids. Learn why Blake thinks whiny people just need to, "shutup," why Rhys frequents Brothels, and why Mary||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaby Led Weaning - Episode 4||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss "Baby-Led Weaning" with Gill Rapley, co-author of the book, Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods - and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater. Learn why young babies are a lot mo||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Together for Babies and Toddlers - Episode 5||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss music and babies with Jennifer Romanat, a local musician, and owner of East Side Music Together. Learn about Mary's highly illegal activities in Connecticut, why blaring Queen with your kids is actually a good thing, and||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDad's Roundtable on Pregnancy and Birth - Episode 6||Hosts Mary and Blake hold a roundtable discussion with a couple of dads in differing stages of their wives' pregnancies. Wanna get inside the primitive mind of a dude? Here's your shot. Learn why Playstation 4, and Heisenberg's Blue Meth, can||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance Of Bedtime Routines - Episode 7||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the importance of bed-time routines with special guest, Tracy Martin Turgeon, Vice President Regional of Operations for the Children’s Workshop. Learn why Rhys could be mistaken for the Quaker Oatmeal Guy, or Laura Ingall||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMom's Roundtable On Pregnancy And Birth - Episode 8||Hosts Mary and Blake lead a roundtable discussion with some local moms on the few glamourous moments and the frightfully awkward experiences that comprise pregnancy. Learn about how, yes, girls do fart - especially while pregnant, why "the glow" of||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWills & Trusts - Episode 9||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the absolute necessity of Wills and Trusts with Beth Phillips - a local Estate Planning Attorney from Rhode Island Elder Law Firm. Learn why even though you may not be Downton Abbey rich, you should still have a will or||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNewborn Etiquette - Episode 10||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss newborn etiquette with special guests: Erik and Jay. Inspired by an article written by Lunchbox Dad on what NOT to say to newborn parents, learn why parenting is basically Fight Club, why Mary gets a standing ovation mid rec||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Heck Is A Doula? - Episode 11||Hosts Mary and Blake talk about doulas with Kim McNiece, a doula from Blessed Beginnings in Rhode Island. So, what the heck is a doula, and why are they important? Also, learn about the greatest hero in the history of American cinema, how Junior Mints s||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Make 1st Birthday Parties Not Suck - Episode 12||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss 9 ideas on how to make your kid's first birthday party NOT suck. Inspired by the sickeningly funny article "10 Ways Birthday Parties Suck" from Karen Alpert of Baby Sideburns via Scary Mommy, this episode||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Juggle Family And Work - Episode 13||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss how to take on the gargantuan task of juggling family, and work, at the same time with a very special guest: Audrey McClelland - founder of momgenerations.com. A mother of 5, and accomplished entrepreneur, Audrey provide||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings Parents Need To Stop Saying To Non-Parents - Episode 14||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the top five things parents need to stop saying to non-parents with special guest Jim & return special guest Erik. Based on an article featured in The Huffington Post by John Kinnear of AskYourDadBlog.com, we ask Jim||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDental Health For Babies and Toddlers - Episode 15||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss dental health for babies and toddlers with Dr. Miranda of South Coast Smiles. In this episode you'll learn why Rhys is a huge fan of salad bars at the supermarket and when you should start bringing your baby to the denti||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips On How To Keep Friends With Kids And No Kids - Episode 16||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the Listener Topic! That's right, you guys voted on it and we're delving right into how people with kids can maintain relationships with people who don't have kids. In this episode, you'll learn why Mary is Playboy||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Hate Colic - Episode 17||Hosts Mary and Blake discuss Colic with special guest Jean Twomey - a clincal social worker at Women and Infants Center For Children and Families, and assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at The Brown Alpert Medical School. In this episo||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and enjoyable to listen to
Mary and Blake are hilarious to listen to; it's fun to hear them banter back and forth about parenting!
My new favorite!!!
Informative and funny! Great for new or seasoned parents.... everyone can relate! It's my new favorite subscription and I love the episodes so far, looking forward to more!
Actual Parents With Actual Personality!
My wife makes me listen to so much different crap about kids that I get lost sometimes. But, she recently caught on to Mary and Blake the other day and she made me listen to them too. Skeptical as always, I thought it would be just another boring podcast about babies, blah blah blah. But, these guys are actually pretty funny, they have good chemistry, and they actually have personality! Unlike most of the Parent related stuff I've listened to. So thanks, Mary and Blake. Keep it up!