The internet has flooded parents with a LOT of new parenting philosophies… but how do you know which ones are good… and which ones are VERY bad?

This week Bethany Mandel helps soon-to-be-mom Lyndsey Fifield navigate the waters—and provides some outstanding resources for moms and dads!

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield try to remember their last New Year’s Resolutions and decide this time around we’re looking forward to a much brighter year… no pressure.

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.

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.”

Being first-time homeowners prepping for their first winters in new houses, Bethany and Lyndsey run through their checklists for getting their homes cozy for the holidays… and their plans to keep sane, happy, and prepared during the season of S.A.D.

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 can we address the differences between men and women without cliches like “mansplaining?” Are men really the only people who ever interrupt others? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield don’t agree—which makes this an episode you won’t want to miss!

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are coffee addicts—but are they coffee snobs? It’s complicated. Did you know we could talk about coffee for this long? We didn’t either—but apparently National Coffee Day is a perfect time to pay homage to our wonderful, wonderful caffeinated ritual

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.

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are NOT ready for fall. How can we make the best of these last summer days? Let’s chat about it!

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!

Lyndsey has an elaborate plan… sort of. Can she visit her grandmothers? Should she? Hear Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield navigate the weird new world of road trips and social interaction and, frankly, just take some time to complain about how COMPLETELY BANANAS so much of the pandemic-theater has become (and, spoiler: Bethany lays out why she’s an antibody truther). Tuck in everyone—it’s not like you’ve got anywhere else to be.

The holidays are upon us (yes, seriously—it’s basically Christmas) so Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield are sharing their favorite party-giving and hosting tips so you don’t make some of the mistakes they’ve made.

 

One half of 2020 is behind us. Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield talk about how they’re creating and balancing social life in a pandemic when so many people insist on being miserable. Plus, join our Ladybrains Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ladybrainslisteners/. Finally, we did have some sound issues with this episode, for which we apologize.

So you’re getting a puppy! Congratulations—now you’re probably overwhelmed with Google searches and check lists – what kind of food should you buy? When should you go to the dog park? Lyndsey Fifield helps Bethany Mandel prepare her family for a new addition.

How can you protect yourself—and your family—from the mob? How can we help make our society a healthier place and finally begin to cancel “cancel culture?” Two ladybrains with a little experience dealing with online rage mobs—Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield—give their best advice and insights on how they think we can finally stop doxx mobs.

 

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.

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.

When the pandemic shut downs started across the country nobody knew what to expect—but we made some PRETTY bold predictions. Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield revisit the goals they set a few months ago to see just how wrong (and right!) they were.