Life lately

Sarah is anticipating all of the delicious food she will eat on her birthday.

Abby shares about a recent secondhand win: a new coffee table!

Reading lately


Sarah finished Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, which was this year’s National Book Award winner.

Abby listened to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.


We have a lot to say about parenting–our philosophies, reflections on how we were raised, and what aspects of parenting we like best and least. We draw parenting inspiration from many resources, but here are the ones we mentioned in the show:

Eating lately

Abby enjoyed a hearty taco salad.

Sarah loves these biscuits from Peter Reinhart’s book Artisan Breads Every Day.

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2 thoughts on “Parenting

  1. Hi Sarah and Abby,

    I wanted to drop by and say Hi! I just listened to your podcast on parenting, and I really enjoyed it (even though I’m not yet a Momma myself).

    One thing I really valued when I was growing up, and now too, is whenever I shared a jealous or similar unkind thought with my mom, she would often say “that’s just human nature, Meg.” It was so supportive and created a judgement-free space. She’s a great mom!

    Hope to see y’all soon!!


    1. I love that perspective! That is not something I have thought of but I can see how it creates openings for conversation, especially in the teen years. -S


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