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.

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.

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!

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.

 

Mary Katharine Ham and Elisha Krauss are ready for post-pandemic life… but maybe we’ve all gotten a little too comfortable during lock down? Here’s how to tighten back up… but maybe we can all agree to leave heels and bras in the pre-pandemic world?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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/.

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).

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!