Do you dread video conferences? Elisha Krauss and Mary Katharine Ham are here to help you get your Zoom game on point—with practical tips, make-up recs, horror stories… and one will share how a fake eyelash almost ruined one of the most important moments of her life. Buckle up!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Elisha Krauss and Kelly Maher are two happy mamas… but how has the pandemic changed that? Listen up as they share how they stay happy (even when nobody else is happy) and keep a positive spirit… even when we can’t plan for the future. Don’t forget to subscribe to Kelly’s YouTube channel if you want to see goat videos: https://youtube.com/realbestlife/.

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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).

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No stranger to prepping and farming, Kelly Maher announced her plan to live 365 days on only food grown on farms. How the heck is she going to do that? She lays it out in this hilarious episode with Mary Katharine Ham. And please subscribe to Kelly’s YouTube channel for goat videos!

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When we look back on how we handled this crisis, will we be proud of ourselves? If you’re starting to sink deeper into a spot on the couch, listen up as Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel lay out how they survive (and, frankly, thrive) in chaos—and you can too.

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Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are in it together… a healthy distance apart. Tuck into this uplifting episode to learn how different personalities are handling all this social isolation, how they’re setting a “routine” in a world gone mad… and what we can all learn about ourselves. Mostly that cardio is essential.

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Elisha Krauss and Bethany Mandel share their best advice for keeping kids happy, healthy, and entertained while we’re all surviving a pandemic.

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That’s it. Bethany and Lyndsey have had it with all the misinformation spreading about the Coronavirus. Buckle up for a few rants—and some much-needed facts before the ladies head off on an international trip on hopefully-empty airplanes to paradise for Mary Katharine’s wedding.

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Buying a house can be a terrifying prospect to the uninitiated but veteran home owner Mary Katharine Ham puts N00b Lyndsey Fifield’s mind at ease with a quick and dirty rundown of everything first time homeowners need to know—from surviving the cash-poor days following closing to what you should not forget during a home inspection. Buckle up Becky—it’s going to be great.

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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!

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If you’re tired of getting ghosted, this episode is for you. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield lay out their best advice for modern dating… and their source? A 1963 book of etiquette (and yes, you will be shook by how applicable the advice is today).

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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.

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You asked, we’re answering: Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield have tried every deep conditioning mask, vitamin supplement, and heatless-curl Youtube tutorial known to womankind. After some recent trauma to their tresses they’re sharing their top tips for keeping your mane healthy (at any length) and happy (but seriously why is hair so emotional?) no matter what your mama gave you.

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It’s been three years since the ladybrains podcast started—and um… a lot has changed! Bethany Mandel and Mary Katharine Ham are here to reminisce and try to count how many kids we’ve all had since then (this was hard). We also review our bad Meghan Markle opinions (Lyndsey was right) and more. Join us for some water under the pirate ship!

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Homeschool moms and homeschoolers get asked A LOT of questions about home education—what curriculum is best, what resources do parents need, will kids get a good education? You slid into our DMs with your BEST questions and homeschool mom Bethany Mandel joined homeschooler Lyndsey Fifield to tackle the biggest questions. Hopefully this episode can serve as a resource for any parents considering their options—or anyone who just needs to learn more about this growing form of education.

This is a follow-up to our episode on homeschooling with Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey from January 2019.

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