Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now… what are you supposed to wear when you don’t even want to put on pants? Especially when you don’t really have a FULL ON bump? Fashion guru and mom of 3 Emily Zanotti tells the very overwhelmed and pregnant Lyndsey Fifield what to wear when you’re expecting.

Special shoutout to LadyBrains listener Jenna Stocker, the guest of honor this week on The Half Percent Podcast. Listen to Jenna’s episode as she shares her experience as a Marine Corps officer or subscribe to The Half Percent Podcast in your favorite podcast app.

Emily Zanotti already conquered one motherhood challenge (having twins) and she just crossed another rubicon: She had a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). So… what happened? What does she want women to know? Kelly Maher asks her for all the details…

Emily and Mary Katharine talk break-ups—coping with them, coming back from them, getting your girlfriends to keep you from being crazy through them. They turn over some emotional stones, take us back in time to high school, where they listened to Jewel and Alanis and did really embarrassing things. There was a lot of cringing. Enjoy!

WWII historian Emily Zanotti teams up with homeschool mom (and lover of books) Bethany Mandel to lay out the best ways to study and learn from history—for adults and kids.

Are you being detained? You’re free to skip this podcast but we don’t recommend it. Most of y’all know ladybrain Emily Zanotti is a lawyer—and her husband is too! He joins the podcast for a much needed overview of the rights Americans have (and how to exercise them).

James’s podcast: Law Stories with James Skyles.

A lot of us are struggling these days—unable to plan the future, feeling helpless to help everyone who is suffering… how can we find peace in these times? Emily Zanotti and Bethany Mandel are serving up some great guidance and much-needed advice.

Better Help telecounseling (also a sponsor so a double-dip)
https://www.betterhelp.com/ladybrains Psychology Tools “Unhelpful Thinking” worksheet that I have on my fridge.
https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/unhelpful-thinking-styles/The “Anxiety Relieving GIF”
https://giphy.com/gifs/great-deep-anxiety-TnnNlUEmoUAms Headspace App (It’s free right now!)
https://www.headspace.com/ The “Heroic Journey,” exercises for a path to productive sanity
https://www.aheroicjourney.com/ Psychology Today, “How to Deal With Coronavirus Stress” (basically everything we talked about but in a really handy one-page article)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sapient-nature/202004/top-ways-deal-coronavirus-stress

It’s usually impossible to get all the ladybrains in one place at one time—but thanks to the power of Zoom (and state mandated stay-at-home orders) all the brains were able to enjoy a fun night with a huge squad of listeners—getting to know a lot about YOU and definitely having a great time. On this week’s episode we’re bringing you along for the fun! We are definitely making this a regular event… maybe even after the pandemic passes!

What do you get a mom who has been locked down at home for over 8 weeks… when florists are closed and deliveries are impossible? Emily Zanotti and Lyndsey Fifield reveal what women really want.

You know what you need right now? A gardening AMA with Emily Zanotti and Bethany Mandel. Whether you’re someone who claims they “kill everything” or an experienced gardener with a few frustrations, you will definitely learn a lot and get some great ideas from this week’s episode. BONUS: How to use your garden to feed (and teach!) your tiny humans! But first: Emily has exciting news that Bethany predicted a year ago (and we’ve got the audio from Episode 112 to prove it — Thanks to super listener CeleneVictoria who provided the exact timestamp).

Our most requested episode ever: Veteran matchmakers Emily Zanotti and Bethany Mandel lay out the hard truths about dating—and their best advice. Listen up—but be prepared for some tough love!

We’re sharing our worst self-care fails (waxing) and best successes (White Claw). Tuck into this hilarious episode with your favorite beverage of choice and let Emily and Kelly show you the light. Speaking of self-care, Kelly had a fever of 102 during this episode, but she loves you so much that she recorded it anyway. Show her some love in the comments below and on Twitter and Instagram! But the best get-well wish you can give is a review on Apple Podcasts.

Anyone can Google turkey tips and pie crust hacks. Kelly Maher and Emily Zanotti lay out the tips you actually need to survive everyone’s favorite food-coma holiday… with some side-splitting stories.

Emily Zanotti’s thrift shopping skills are legendary—and today she’s sharing her best tips with Kelly Maher… and because it’s the #ladybrains podcast, they also lay out what would happen if an EMP hit Westworld (stay with us), the BEST shoes to wear while being a mom, and BONUS: Kelly’s husband was followed and filmed while hunting. You… will not want to miss how that went.

If you’re not doing what you love, with people you love, you are wasting your time. Kelly Maher and Emily Zanotti have a lot of experience jumping into the deep end to pursue their passions and build lives they love—but can anyone do that? Forget the starving artist stereotypes (Emily is a WWII historian and Kelly is a farmer) and tuck into this uplifting episode.

Stop making rookie travel mistakes and rage tweeting at airlines and LISTEN UP. Emily Zanotti and Bethany Mandel return with expert travel tips to help you enjoy your vacation—no matter what happens to your bags—and stop embarrassing yourself on the internet.

Emily Zanotti is back 6 weeks after having twins—and she’s got a little feedback on all the advice she was given before giving birth. Kelly Maher and Bethany Mandel join to share the hacks they couldn’t Mom without… and the advice they never actually took.

In the home stretch of pregnancy, Emily, Elisha, and Kelly daydream about all the things they can’t wait to do postpartum. Listen up ladies—it’s not all about cocktails (but yes, we really love cocktails).

You know becoming a parent will change your life forever—but how does it impact your marriage? How do you divide responsibilities… and stay sane? Kelly and Emily lay it out.

A new study claims unmarried women are the happiest people on earth. No, really, it said that. Emily and Lyndsey dig into the study—and talk about real happiness.

The Tati/James Charles fallout makes Lyndsey & Emily stop and ask—why are we giving influencers so much attention—and power?