Take it or Leave it

By Meredith Masony + Tiffany Jenkins

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Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet. Nuff said. Join us each week for an hour where we will discuss all things marriage, motherhood, and everything in between. We will take live calls from real Moms across the globe and give our advice-ish answers to all of your burning parenting questions. Remember, you are not alone. We are here for you!

Episode Date
Blowups at the Christmas Play, SAHM Depression and The "Nag"
54:57

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On this week’s episode of Take it or Leave it, Tiffany and I chatted about a school nativity scene that went way wrong, stay at home mom Depression, and how many times we have to ask our spouse to do something before we are considered a nagging wife. Things got real at the end of the podcast, as my husband, AKA the Business Manager jumped on the microphone to chime in with his two cents.

Dec 17, 2018
Kids Christmas Wish Lists, Lotus Births and Inside a Man's Head
01:23:08

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This week on Take it or leave it we have Clint Edwards from “I have no idea what I’m doing; a daddy blog.” We chat about the Christmas wish list, Lotus births, and what husbands are actually thinking when their wives speak. It was an amazing episode where we got an inside peek at what Dads and husbands are really thinking.

Dec 10, 2018
Forced Hugs, IVF and Apologizing to your Spouse
01:21:01

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This week we discussed boundaries with hugging, IVF, and how to apologize to your spouse. We had special guest Kristen Hewitt, and had a blast discussing all things marriage, motherhood, and everything in between. 

Dec 03, 2018
Active Shooters, Mental Load of Motherhood and the "Man Cold"
56:21

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In this weeks episode we discuss talking to our kids about active shooter situations, the mental load of marriage and motherhood, and the man cold. As always we enjoyed chatting with callers and discussing issues that face real Moms.

Nov 26, 2018
School Pictures, Christmas Gifting and Do You Know Your Spouse?
59:24

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On this weeks podcast we chatted with CA miljavic, interweb Mom-lebrity! We talked the importance of school pictures, the impending Christmas lists from our kids, and how well do you actually know your partner. As always we had an amazing time taking calls and dishing the dirt on real Mom Life.

Nov 18, 2018
Screen Time and Cell phones for Kids and Tips to Keep it Spicy
01:18:36

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On this weeks episode of Take it or leave it, we discussed The Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids from top executive in Silicon Valley, when should your kid get a cell phone, and tips on staying intimate as parents when you are too tired to have sex. We had an amazing time discussing real topics that affect us every day.

Nov 04, 2018
Step Parenting, Halloween and Speaking the Love Language
01:20:16

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Join us this week as we chat with Internet sensation Kristina Kuzmic! We discussed the blessings and pitfalls of step-parenting, Inappropriate kids Halloween costumes, and love language.

Oct 29, 2018
Ok or NOT Ok to Say
01:15:03

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On this weeks episode, we talked kosher not kosher. It is so easy to offend everyone these days. Believe me…we know. So on today's episode, we discussed things you can and can’t say to a pregnant woman, a special need parent, and of course…your spouse. We took a few callers and really got down and dirty with the topics.

Oct 14, 2018
Mental Health and Motherhood
01:09:37

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We examine Mental Health and Motherhood - the realities of postpartum depression, anxiety and the mental toll of motherhood. We dug into the signs and symptoms moms face, but are afraid to share.

With the holidays approaching, anxiety for Moms is high. It is important to talk to your family and health care provider. Asking for help is a sign of strength.

 

Oct 07, 2018
Married Single-Parenting, Other People's Kids and Is Your Marriage 50/50
01:22:53

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On this weeks episode, we welcome Brooke Wilkerson from the Coffee and Chaos Blog. We discuss “Married Single Parenting,” other peoples kids, and 50/50 marriages. We take some calls and have tons of laughs.

Sep 30, 2018
Placenta Eating, Toddler Drama and the Top 5 Marriage Fights
01:07:39

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To each their own is our motto. Today we look at a trend occurring among many celebrity moms of eating their placenta. We discuss the thoughts behind it and take a caller that shares her experiences with and without it. Remember, we are not professionals at anything you actually need, so talk to your doctor before making any decisions.

Soon after their adorable bay stage our children enter the toddler stage. They become these adorable rage monsters and we don't know whether they love us or hate us. Tune in for our experiences, insights and advice on comparison-parenting our toddlers and making it through.

Our love and marriage segment examines the top 5 Marriage Fights couples have. We could have made a list 100 items long, but there are only 24 hours in a day. See is you are like us and have any of these issues with your significant other.

Sep 23, 2018
Paddling! Does it Belong in Schools? The Bedroom?
01:07:51

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Our jobs are to raise respectful empathetic humans. It takes a village and some discipline to make this happen. However, is school paddling taking it too far. We discuss the reinstated paddling policy of a Georgia middle school and take callers to share their opinions.

Having the kids in school is terrific because it helps provide some order and structure to the day. However, how many times do the after school activities, lessons or tutoring amount to more than our kids can handle. When is enough enough or worse, when is it too much. We shared our thoughts on over or under-commiting our kids to activities and looked to some callers to share their experiences.

As moms we never stop worrying about school lunches, activities or forgetting the load in the washer for the 5th time today. We sometimes are too drained to take care of things in the bedroom and it can leave our spouses feeling a little neglected. We look at how to keep those sheets burning and how to make it through the "trenches parenting" phase. We take a caller that shares some experience and hope for the later stages of parenthood.

 

Sep 16, 2018
Back to School Season
54:50

The Back to School season is one of every parent's most anticipated times of the year. Back to School Eve for a parent is like Christmas Eve for a child. We all love our children, but the increased laundry and endless snacking help build the anticipation for the Back to School moment. Even with this joy and anticipation we encounter some aspects that are difficult for us as parents to deal with. Join me and our call in guests as we discuss the highs and lows of Back to School and what it means to us and how we deal with it.

Sep 09, 2018