What Fresh Hell
By Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson
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Hosted by funny moms Margaret Ables (Nick Mom) and Amy Wilson (When Did I Get Like This?), “What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood” is a comedy podcast solving today’s parenting dilemmas so you don’t have to. We’re both moms of three, dealing with the same hassles as any parent, albeit with slightly differing styles. Margaret tends towards the laissez-faire; Amy’s organization verges on the obsessive. In each episode, we discuss a parenting issue from multiple perspectives—namely, our usually completely opposite approaches to raising our kids, and the accompanying expert advice that may or may not back us up. We talk about it, laugh about it, call out each other’s nonsense, and then we come up with concrete solutions. Join us as we laugh in the face of motherhood. Named a "Best Undiscovered Podcast" by Podster Magazine. New episodes every other Wednesday!
||CleanEpisode Ten: What To Say When You Don’t Have a Clue||We average about one conversation a week, with one or other of our children, during which we are suddenly at a total loss as to what to say. Perhaps you too have had a few Tough Questions like these: Is Santa real? What is racism? If I go to heaven,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Dividing the Workload||In any home, there’s the workload everyone can see: the dirty dishes, the broken crayons under the dining room table, the laundry to be folded. And in most of our homes, that workload is divided more equitably than it was in the homes where we grew up..||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight: Are Our Kids Overscheduled?||Are our kids overscheduled? Compared to our own childhoods, definitely. But is that necessarily a problem? And how are we, as parents, supposed to tell? According to Dr. Michael Thompson, author of The Pressured Child: There is a line between a highly ..||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seven: Mom Goals||New year, new leaf! In this episode we’re talking “mom goals” for the coming year. Productivity guru (and mom of four) Laura Vanderkam says that “goals should be our tools, not our masters.” But since we need to set goals in the first place in o||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six: Chores||This week we’re talking about chores: do you make your kids do them? If so– how much, how frequently, and do they get paid for their troubles? Experts say that kids’ chores are worthy in and of themselves, teaching kids things like teamwork and self||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: Handling the Holiday Craziness||Each December 25th, most moms look at a living room full of scattered wrapping paper and vow to do less next year. Then Black Friday rolls around. But can you really downshift on how much Santa brings once a baseline has been established?||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four: Homework||Some experts say we’re drowning today’s kids under nightly tsunamis of homework. Others disagree— but one thing’s for sure: our kids have more homework than we did at their age. And more stress. And more “projects,||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: Screen Time||This week’s episode is all about screen time. Given: Unlimited screen time is bad. But how much is okay? How much is too much? How do you handle the nightly battles of “But PLEASE, Mom! Just one more level!” when it’s time to unplug?||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: Helping or Helicoptering||You just brought your kid’s forgotten lunch to school. Again. Is that helping or helicoptering? You know overparenting when you see it— in other people. Sometimes it’s harder to gauge in yourself. As moms go, Margaret tends toward the laissez-faire,||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One: Your Picky Eater||Welcome to the podcast! Whether you call it “picky eating,” “restricted eating,” or as some pediatricians like to call it, “avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder” (ARFID)— if you’ve got more than one kid,||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and Practical!
Great podcast about parenting. Funny and engaging but also with great ideas and strategies. Hosts are not afraid to make fun of themselves and do not pretend to have all the answers. Give it a listen-you'll be happy you did!
Not just for Moms
It may be two women talking about motherhood, but this is great stuff about parenting that's good for Dads, too. The hosts are as funny as they are pragmatic, so you can learn something without being lectured to and get to laugh along the way. Definitely makes the commute fly by!
Like Having Your Funny Smart Friends Over... Without Having to Clean
Reheat your coffee for the third time and press play, "What Fresh Hell" has smart, funny and honest parenting insights.