Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher have a BIG announcement (for once, it’s not a pregnancy!) and reflect on five years of life and Ladybrains. Stay tuned for some very exciting announcements in the coming weeks—we’re sure you’re gonna love it.

Kelly Maher and Mary Katharine Ham talk MK’s announcement, trucks, the great accomplishment that is going to the DMV, and whether they are secret monarchists? Find out!

Can we actually transition out of athleisure? … and what the hell is midriff flossing?? Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher team up for a timely and hilarious episode about post-pandemic fashion. (Note: An earlier version of this episode had some missing audio. We’ve corrected the issue.)

Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield consider all the things they’ll have to tell their kids about one day—dial-up internet, encyclopedias, the satisfaction of a well-timed trip to the bathroom during a commercial break, memorizing phone numbers? Tuck in for a great discussion of how to raise resilient, not-tech-reliant kids in a digital world.

Emily Zanotti and her husband James are packing a dog, two cats, three toddlers, and all their belongings into a truck and moving half-way across the country (OK, two states over from Illinois) to Nashville, Tennessee. What’s Emily’s biggest concern, what is she looking forward to most, and will James have to retake the bar exam? Emily shares all with Kelly Maher in this special edition of Ladybrains.

Elisha Krauss and Kelly Maher run through their spring cleaning ideas, what we want to take with us from the pandemic… and what we are READY to leave behind.

Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher dish about the picture books they love to hate, the ones that have captured their children’s imaginations, and the ones they’ve revisited as adults and thought, “Wow, that was a book I read as a kid, huh?”

Having a baby is a BIG life change for everyone involved. How do you grapple with changes and keep a sense of identity? Kelly Maher gives Lyndsey Fifield a pep talk (with all the best advice she learned from fellow lady brains Mary Katharine and Elisha) – this is a must-listen for moms-to-be (and also dads-to-be looking for ways to support their spouses).

Kelly Maher and Mary Katharine Ham give you a very important BABY GOAT UPDATE, a lesson in goat economics, the perils of podcasting on a farm in a snowstorm, and how not to get divorced during a kitchen renovation! There’s a lot going on, y’all.

Are conservative women being forced into hiding online? Elisha Krauss and Kelly Maher review some recent dust ups (Taking Cara Babies: we love you) and break down some ways we can ALL come together and ACTUALLY show support for all women—no matter what their political background.

Mark Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher know that NOW is the time to shut our brains off and take a break—and what better way to escape than to fall into a world of Lords, Ladies… and a Duke who loves to take his shirt off? Is it historically accurate? No. Should you watch it anyway? Probably. (SPOILER ALERT!!!@)

Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher go down some WEIRD rabbit trails to wind down our LAST episode of 2020—including…  It’s a Wonderful Life: “What if we hadn’t met each other??” edition and some questionable home decor.

Our most-requested episode every year looks a little different than usual (like everything else amirite?) but some things never change. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield talk turkey (no, literally – trigger warning for discussions of turkey death), traditions, family, recipes… and you know, we take a couple rabbit trails to tell stories because THIS IS WHO WE ARE. Tuck in—and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

And if you’re looking for a good post-Thanksgiving podcast to listen to, Ladybrains listener (“Ladybrainiac”) Jenna Stocker will be the guest on The Half Percent Podcast to talk about her experience as a Marine. Subscribe now to the Half Percent Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., and you’ll get Jenna’s episode on November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving).  Just search for “The Half Percent.”

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…

We’re not going to give you self-care tips or talk about how “in these times” we’re all soooo stressed out. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield have figured out that sometimes you just need to sit with a friend and acknowledge that things are chaotic in your life… without immediately looking for answers or life hacks to make it better. Just tuck in!

How do couples and families create healthy boundaries and set good habits for sharing family updates online? Kelly and Lyndsey lay out some good rules to live by.

Wasn’t the pandemic supposed to give us MORE time? Why are we busier than ever? Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield wonder where all their time is going on a very special episode of the Ladybrains podcast—with a bonus interview with the co-founder of Ned & Co. who Kelly visited this week in beautiful Colorado!

Kelly and MK discuss Kelly’s jump into the deep end of farm-to-table living off her own farm. Her challenge to live off the fruits of her labor and her land (documented @realbestlife on all social media!) for an entire year began Aug 1, and there has been fun and pain and great recipes and cute animal videos already! Let’s get into her feels during this giant adjustment, and feel good about the fact that all of us can still drink coffee!

Kelly Maher and Bethany Mandel are both launching really different Youtube channels—but they’re both hitting the same theme: Self-reliance. Kelly is going to document her adventures living off the land and Bethany is empowering Jewish families to educate their children at home. Listen up!

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!