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Parenting Bytes

Parenting Bytes

From digital dilemmas like managing screen time to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun) family tech expert and host Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith, mom blogger Amy Oztan and guest parenting bloggers, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every week on Parenting Bytes where they will discuss the latest tech, gadgets, apps and issues around raising the digital generation - and maybe even learn something even your digital kid didn't know!

  • Thursday, June 23rd
  • Ep 74: Summer STEM Projects from The Maker Mom

    33:18
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, but they're joined by a great guest, Kim Moldofsky of The Maker Mom. We'll be talking about interesting and fun things for kids to do this summer that will sneak in some STEM learning in the process. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, June 17th
  • Ep 73: Exciting Summer Books for Teens and Tweens!

    43:27
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen, senior book and movie reviewer for Common Sense Media, and she has some awesome book recommendations for older kids. Plus, we're talking about phones and summer camp: are you kids allowed to take their phones to camp? Do you text your kids while they're at camp? We'll let you know what we think. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 9th
  • Ep 72: Online Vigilantes

    37:47
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca is off this week (how dare she!), so Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking with guest Amy Mascott about how to give your kids some fun activities this summer. Then we shift to the trend of Facebook Justice, where people attempt to do by viral memes and posts what they feel the police and courts aren't doing. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 2nd
  • Ep 71: Should You Pay Your Kids For Grades?

    44:59
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio today with Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan, talking about paying students to do well in school, plus what to expect when your kids go to summer camp, whether it's a day camp or sleepaway camp. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 26th
  • Ep 70: Got Grit?

    45:10
    Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!! We're covering two great topics today: Social Media rules for babysitters, and a thorough examination of Angela Duckworth's book about grit in Slate. Plus as many Bytes of the Week as we were able to cram in because we just wouldn’t stop talking!
  • Thursday, May 19th
  • Ep 69: Screenagers

    45:30
    Hello all, thanks for joining us! Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking to journalist Jennifer Jolly about teenage brains and the new movie 'Screenagers,' plus why giving a two-minute warning makes tech tantrums worse. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Ep. 68: How Not To Raise A Tech Entrepreneur

    39:03
    Hi and welcome! The entire Parenting Bytes crew is in the studio today with two great topics: A study about how giving young children small sips of alcohol can lead to drinking later on, and an article claiming that giving your kids tech tasks to do will help them be tech entrepreneurs later on. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 5th
  • Ep. 67: Awaken Summer!

    50:20
    Hi there and welcome to another exciting episode of Parenting Bytes! We're all in the studio on this gloomy day, but we're talking about things that can be warm and sunny: taking a gap year, and all of the fantastic new stuff coming up at Disney World! Plus our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, April 28th
  • Ep. 66: Jeff Kinney Wants Your Kid To Be A Storyteller

    51:59
    Thanks for listening to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio today with Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith, talking about the point of preschool crafts, plus a special interview with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and president of StoryArc Media Jen MacLean. And of course, our Bytes of the Week, including some great Mother's Day picks from Andrea!
  • Thursday, April 21st
  • Ep. 65: Shitty Moms

    39:44
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio this week, talking to the authors of the new book, Shitty Mom for All Seasons. Then they discuss what happens to kids' brains, emotions, and behavior when they're getting screen time. Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, April 14th
  • Ep. 64: When They Leave For College

    44:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with special guest Abby West, talking about her oldest going off to college and what that's doing about her emotionally. Then we discuss a theory of child rearing that involves no discipline, just an insane amount of positive reinforcement. Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, April 7th
  • Ep. 63: Kindles vs. Books

    37:08
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey is calling in from Miami this week (lucky - it's freezing in NYC!), while Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio. This week we're talking about Kindles vs. books, which do we like best? Which do our kids like best? Plus Snapchat, which none of us are on, but should we be? Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, March 31st
  • Ep. 62: Parent Hacks

    37:29
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with a very special guest calling in: Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest! Asha tells us all about how Parent Hacks--both the website and book--came to be, and clues us in on some really helpful hacks for parents (pool noodles and vinyl tablecloths, who knew?) Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 24th
  • Ep 61: Let's Move!

    41:05
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with Andrea Smith calling in because security measures would have made her commute from NJ ridiculous. So, today we talk about Amy's recent trip to the White House, the First Lady's Let's Move initiative, and some scary body trends that have hit the internet. We also talk about one baseball player's desire to bring his teenage son to work with him every day. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 17th
  • Ep. 60: Metric Parenting

    51:50
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith in the studio today, because Amy Oztan ditched them for the White House! We'll talk more about that next week when she's back. This week we'll be talking about an article in Fast Company about how to track parenting successes and failures, and some great tech that will help you with family travel. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 10th
  • Ep. 59: American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

    54:42
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We have a special guest with us for the enter episode today, Nancy Jo Sales, journalist and author of the new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. We'll be talking about that, plus Women's History Month and International Women's Day. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 3rd
  • Ep. 58: I Don't Want To Be Your Friend

    47:00
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! This week we're in our NYC studio talking about selling fundraising items for your kids--Girl Scout Cookies, wrapping paper, magazines--and what happens when your child doesn't want to be friends with someone. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 25th
  • Ep. 57: The Digital Divide

    46:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio this week discussing why we teach girls to be scared, and the digital divide between the home broadband haves and have-nots. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 18th
  • Ep. 56:Old School Meets Digital at Toy Fair

    35:01
    Hello from Toy Fair in NYC! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are recording from the Digital Kids Conference with two very special guests. First up is Maria Bailey of Blue Suit Mom talking about the research she did on Millennial Moms. Then we talk with Tonda Bunge Sellers, who talks about the blurring lines between old-fashioned physical toys and digital toys. And our special Bytes of the Week from Toy Fair!
  • Thursday, February 11th
  • Ep. 55: How To Give Your Kids Money

    46:15
    Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today and have a special call-in guest, Kelly Whalen from TheCentsibleLife.com, who will be talking to us about kids and allowance, including some plastic options. Then Amy and Rebecca will be talking about Valentine's Day apps for kids. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 4th
  • Ep. 54: Does Anyone Actually Want The New Barbie dolls?

    40:08
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are all back in the studio today, talking about the new "diverse" Barbie dolls, and how to help your kids understand politics past the insults that are being shouted by the candidates. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, January 28th
  • Ep. 53: Is Middle School Just The Worst?

    45:21
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, talking to special guest Kelly Wallace of CNN, who wrote a great piece about why the middle school years are the hardest on parents. We're also talking about a tragic case in London of a 14-year-old boy being killed by an older teen he met in an online gaming group. And, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, January 21st
  • Ep. 52: Twelve Things To Know By High School

    41:00
    Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes! Hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are back from Las Vegas and in the NYC studio! This week we're talking about some of the things that we saw at CES, and an interesting article detailing twelve things every kid should know by high school. We love some of them, and have issues with a few. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, January 13th
  • Ep. 51: Live from the Consumer Electronics Show!

    26:49
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics show, recording right from the show floor. We're talking about all sorts of products and gadgets. We're thrilled to be sponsored at CES by Lenovo, and we'll be highlighting some of the great Lenovo products that debuted at CES. We'll also be talking to Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times. Plus our Bytes of the Week - our Bytes of CES!
  • Thursday, January 7th
  • Ep. 50: That's Not How They Do It In Scandinavia

    41:36
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio for the first time this year, with special guest host Nancy Friedman! We're talking about a better way to keep kids focused during the school day, and the emotional garbage our tweens and teens dump on us. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
  • Ep. 49: Organize Your Life for 2016!

    49:30
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio for the last time this year talking about organization, parental resolutions, and parental fails!
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2015
  • Ep. 48: 2015 Year in Review - Best Bytes and Faves!

    30:44
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith have braved the crazy midtown Manhattan holiday traffic once again to bring you their favorite bytes from the past year!
  • Thursday, December 10th, 2015
  • Ep. 47: Elf on the Shelf, or Big Brother?

    43:21
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, with a special guest calling in: Leticia Barr of Tech Savvy Mama. We're talking about how (or even if) to punish a child who repeatedly breaks computer rules, plus whether or not Elf on the Shelf is training kids to live in a surveillance state. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
  • Ep. 46: Hour of Code

    41:19
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are spending this episode talking about Hour Of Code, a global movement to get people interested in coding with one-hour lessons available for free online. We're talking to Deirdre Quarnstrom, Director of Minecraft Education at Microsoft, and Mark Engleberg, inventor of Think Fun's Code Master game, an offline board game that teaches the thought processes behind coding. And as always, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
  • Ep. 45: Holiday Food Edition!

    38:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing food. Thanksgiving food, holiday cooking, cool kitchen gadgets, essential kitchen tools, and more! Plus our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
  • Ep. 44: How To Talk To Kids About Tragedy

    47:23
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with a very special guest, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. Michelle is the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and she has a significant connection to terrorism and was able to give us some excellent tips for talking to kids about tragedy. She also gave us some great insight into how to raise media literate kids. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
  • Ep. 43: Mean Girl Moms

    41:22
    Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes! This week we're talking about mean moms - basically grown-up mean girls who try to control their daughters' social lives by excluding certain kids. And we discuss just how creepy and sanitized Kidz Bop has become. Plus, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, November 5th, 2015
  • Ep. 42: Screen Time For Babies?

    40:57
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! The three of us--Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith--are in the studio today talking about two very hot topics: A new study that says a staggering number of really young kids are using technology every day, and a super-popular social media teen star is giving up her fakey-fakey social media life because she wants to be more real. Plus, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • EP 41: Is This Awesome Commercial Going To Reverse Barbie's Slide?

    54:36
    Hello and welcome! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about the most innovative products seen by our guest host Natalie Welsh-Diaz at a giant toy and gear expo in Vegas last week. Plus, we dig into how Barbie has been doing lately (not well), and talk about an incredible commercial that might reverse the slide. Plus our Bytes of the Week (warning: Amy sobbed through hers, and you might too).
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015
  • Ep. 40: Do Your Children Owe You Money For Raising Them?

    39:09
    Welcome to our 40th episode, recorded in a brand spanking new studio - Parenting Bytes was the first podcast in! We are the inaugural butt prints in the chairs. Rebecca Levey (KidzVuz.com), Amy Oztan (SelfishMom.com) and Andrea Smith (AndreaSmith.org) had two great topics to discuss this week. First up was a study put out by google on how moms use YouTube. Second, we discuss whether or not your kids owe you money for raising them! And of course, our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, October 15th, 2015
  • Ep. 39: Are Texting Teens Like Compulsive Gamblers?

    41:06
    Welcome to our latest episode of Parenting Bytes! All three of us are in the studio together (finally!). Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing cell phone etiquette and a study that shows texting teens having the same symptoms as people addicted to gambling. We also talk about how Gen Xers, who were basically latchkey kids raised by hippies, have become overbearing helicopter parents. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 9th, 2015
  • Ep. 38: #WhatSheSaid

    41:27
    Hi everyone, it's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today. But, they're joined by two awesome guests from the new TLC show #WhatSheSaid, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland! Plus, we're talking about how to stake out your kids' digital footprint online, and our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2015
  • Ep. 37: Kids, Empathy, and Cell Phones

    40:13
    Hi everyone, we're in the studio with a special guest this week! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and special guest Nancy Friedman (FromHipToHousewife.com) discuss the connection between technology and a lack of empathy, and how completely sexist some kids Halloween costumes are. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 24th, 2015
  • Ep. 36: Female CEOs Are More Than Moms

    48:25
    Hi everyone, we're in the studio this week with a couple of great topics! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith talk with Leo Ortiz from Microsoft about YouthSpark, their global initiative to get kids coding, then we talk about two recent tech conference panels where a high-level businesswoman was asked about her role as a Mommy instead of her role as a CEO. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, September 18th, 2015
  • Ep. 35 :Get Organized For School!

    44:50
    Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio talking about how to use tech to organize carpools, what we're looking forward to in fall TV and movies, and our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
  • Ep. 34: How To Manage Facebook Security

    39:11
    We're back! It's almost fall, we're all back from travels and summer fun, school is starting, and we're in the studio. This week Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are tackling two great topics. First up we talk to Facebook Product Manager Melissa Luu-Van about how to manage Facebook security easily, and then we discuss and NY Times article about cooking with kids (and how two out of the three of us are kind-of failing at it!!). And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
  • Interview with the first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray plus [Best Of] Banning Homework Episode

    56:25
    Rebecca, Andrea & Amy talk to Chirlane McCray about NYC Teen SMS, a program that allows teens to anonymously contact a crisis counselor. Also, we talk about the pros and cons of homework and whether it's necessary at all. Then we discuss the "luxury" of being a stay at home mom. Plus, should schools be spending all this money on technology? And our bytes of the week.
  • Thursday, August 27th, 2015
  • Ep. 33: Kids Talk Back

    41:29
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with three very special guests, their daughters! We give our kids a chance to talk about social media and other topics and totally call us out if we've been misrepresenting how we parent!
  • Monday, August 24th, 2015
  • Ep. 32: A Mother Responds

    45:10
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with a special guest, Jennie Baird, who wrote an amazing response to the NY Times article about college kids and suicide. They're also joined by Jordan Shapiro from Forbes.com on the phone to discuss why he doesn't like apps that control kids' screen time. And of course, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Monday, August 17th, 2015
  • Ep. 31: The Imagine Cup

    50:59
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio, with Andrea Smith joining them on the phone to discuss The Imagine Cup, an amazing science competition sponsored by Microsoft that brings together young competitors from all over the world who are inventing mind-blowing things. They also discussed how to set up a great study space for your kids, and why it's necessary. Plus Rebecca sits down with the CEO of Wonder Workshop for a very special sponsored segment about robotics, coding, and more for kids. And of course, their Bytes of the Week! https://promosimple.com/ps/7c99
  • Thursday, August 6th, 2015
  • Ep. 30 Live from Type-A NYC

    51:33
    This week we did something special: we recorded an episode in front of a live audience from the Type-A Bootcamp (a mini-conference for bloggers), discussing the power of parents online, and how companies are getting rich off of what middle-aged women share on Facebook. We also fielded some great questions from the audience about various digital parenting issues. On the panel for this special live episode were Amy Oztan, Lance Somerfeld, Nancy Friedman, and Andrea Smith, with Rebecca Levey moderating. https://promosimple.com/ps/7c99
  • Thursday, July 30th, 2015
  • [Best Of] This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy.

    49:15
    Parenting Bytes is on the road this week, so please enjoy this early episode that you might have missed! This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy joins Rebecca, Amy and Andrea to talk about letting kids actually walk to school and play in playgrounds by themselves! We tackle the Illinois law that says school officials have the right to demand your child's social media passwords and our digital dilemma of the week - would you tell on your kids' friends if you saw them engaging in risky behavior online? Plus our Bytes of the week - from a connected baking scale to books featuring free range kids!
  • Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
  • Ep. 29: Ashley Madison: Anonymous Never Is

    35:13
    Today we're in the studio with Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith. We're joined by security expert Paul Viollis, who gives us the lowdown on the Ashley Madison hack, online security, and anonymity (and the news isn't good). Then we're joined on the phone by Master Chef contestant Claudia Sandoval to talk about being a contestant on a reality show and cooking for her family. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 16th, 2015
  • Ep. 28 Odd Mom Out

    58:20
    Today we have a very special, one-topic episode! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are joined by Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg, Showrunners and Executive Producers of Odd Mom Out on Bravo, a hilarious show about a mom on the Upper East Side of NYC who doesn't fit in with her wealthy friends and relatives. We talk to Elisa and Julie about what it took to get a show like this on the air, how they try to combine being moms of young children with a punishing production schedule, and what Sex and the City - another show they worked on together - would be like today, in the era of cell phones and blogs. Plus all five of us give our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 9th, 2015
  • Ep. 27: Camp Mom!

    48:20
    This week Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio with Babette Roberts from Camp Mom, talking about how she keeps her kids engaged in the summer. Plus, they discuss when too much screen time becomes an addiction and the documentary PBS Web Junkie. Plus their Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
  • Ep. 26: Teen Lit Rocks!

    46:59
    This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are speaking with blogger, Senior Movie Reviewer for Common Sense Media, and creator of Teen Lit Rocks, Sandie Angulo Chen. Sandie shares some fantastic book recommendations for summer reading for middle schoolers. Also, Rebecca and Andrea speak to J.J. Johnson of Sinking Ship Media, creator of the new Amazon show Annedroids. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 25th, 2015
  • Ep. 25: Does Music Make Your Kid Smarter?

    44:22
    This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Nancy Friedman are in the studio with cellist, composer, and now game inventor Philip Sheppard. He's here to talk about an amazing new card game that he's developed called Compose Yourself, which teaches kids how to compose music! Plus, we discuss scheduled vs. non-scheduled summers for kids, and as always our Bytes of the Week.
  • Friday, June 19th, 2015
  • Ep. 24: The New Stage Moms

    42:51
    Hosts Rebecca Levey, Nancy Friedman, and Amy Oztan talk to writer Michelle Ruiz about the Internet's latest star, six-year-old Cece Price, and how the internet is breeding a new generation of digital stage moms. Plus we discuss whether or not you should you let your toddler wear a bikini. And of course, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
  • Episode 23: Father's Day Smackdown

    41:10
    This week on the podcast Rebecca, Amy and guest co-host Nancy Friedman are joined in the studio by three time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and Human Podcast Machine host, Taz. How does a big time athlete handle his teenage son and balance celebrity with parenting? Plus, why is Father's Day such a lame imitation of Mother's Day and what are some gifts for dads beyond BBQ, booze and gag gifts? And our bytes of the week!
  • Monday, June 8th, 2015
  • Episode 22: School's Out! (Almost)

    32:50
    This week on Parenting Bytes Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss school shaming - from school lunch to carnivals that leave out kids, why are school administrators shaming students from lower income homes? Then we talk about teacher gifts - great, easy ideas that teachers actually want! Plus, our bytes of the week.
  • Thursday, May 28th, 2015
  • Episode 21: Class of 2015 - you're screwed!

    44:45
    This week Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss Robert de Niro's tough love graduation speech and what makes a great commencement address, plus gifts for grads. Then we tackle the impossible task of packing for summer camp and summer family travel. Plus our bytes of the week!
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
  • Episode 20: Internet Etiquette

    29:16
    This week Rebecca, Amy and Nancy discuss how to mind your online p's and q's. When is it OK to send a digital thank you card? Should you have a no-phone policy at your kid's birthday party? Then we discuss Scott Simon's new book and when public grieving is too public. What is the fine line between sharing personal information and plain old TMI? Plus our bytes of the week!
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
  • Episode 19: Lucy Hale in the Studio!

    40:05
    This week Rebecca and Amy were joined by Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale to talk about her work with BoostTheVolume.com, the new season of Pretty Little Liars and how she handles trolls on social media. Then we talk Dad Bod with guest co-host and producer Seth Neiman. Plus our bytes of the week!
  • Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
  • Episode 18: Girls gone Minecraft.

    32:38
    This week Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss the 12 year old girl who shamed the gaming industry into including free girl characters as their default avatars. Then we discuss calendar madness, tips and tools for scheduling your busy family. Plus procastinator's guide to Mother's Day and our bytes of the week!
  • Thursday, April 30th, 2015
  • Episode 17: Who Likes Mother's Day?

    55:10
    On this week's podcast Meagan Francis of TheHappiestHome.com joins Rebecca, Amy and Nancy to talk about what makes a happy home, how she manages her kids who range in age from 6-17, and how moms can try to find balance - or at least sanity. Then we tackle Mother's Day - do we need it? Do we like it? And what do moms really want? Plus, tech for homework and our bytes of the week.

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