Podcasts

Vermont Moms now has a podcast for everyone! We have 4 podcasts where we discuss parenting, books, pop culture, and so much more! And we have a whole entire podcast devoted to all things Bridgerton! We are the superfans you most want to connect with- promise!​

Burning for Bridgerton

Grab your bonnets, we're heading back to the regency era! Join us here on Burning for Bridgerton as we dissect and over-analyze each episode of Bridgerton on Netflix and it's spinoffs.

But the Book Was Better

Join Claire – self proclaimed book nerd and Julie – a streaming obsessed, as they read books, then watch their screen adaptations. They’ll break down each book… and debate which was better. (It’ll be the book, it’s always the book.) Tune in to find out!

Tell Me More

A deep dive on all the random ideas, concepts, people, places and things that cross our mind. We are prepared to do all the digging for you on the internet (and beyond) and present (like old school research project style). We are Chelsea and Julie, and we will be your fact finders for each episode. So get ready… we’re going deep… like page 12 of the Google search deep.

Whose Kid is That?!?

We are experts in imperfect parenting. We’ve seen it all, hopefully. Join us each week as we drink, laugh, and share the most ridiculous situations our kids have gotten into. In case you were wondering, we are definitely not parenting experts and you should definitely take any and all advice we give with a grain of salt. If your kids do this crazy, ridiculous, obnoxious stuff too, just know – you are not alone!

Latest Episodes

39. 10 Screen Adaptations We Can’t Wait to See in 2024!

In this episode of But The Book Was Better, Claire and Julie each share five upcoming screen adaptations they can’t wait to see! What 2024 screen adaptations are you looking forward to? What book do you wish would be made into a movie or series? Reading List: If there’s a book you want us to […]

5.5 Easter, The Aftermath

In this episode, we’re talking about what exactly the Easter Bunny is responsible for, getting the perfect shot (even if your kid hates his sweater), and Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis. If your kids do this crazy, ridiculous, obnoxious stuff too, just know – you are not alone! Come hang out with us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. If you’ve […]

The Expatriates by Janice YK Lee – Book Club Pick

Read this: ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Expatriates⁠ by Janice YK Lee Watch this:  Expats, limited series on Prime Video Overall Opinion of the Book Claire: I liked the book. I will say it was slow at first, at least up until the kidnapping, they just gave us a ton of background info beforehand. Also, I do agree with what […]

5.4 Meet Our Middle School Correspondent, Emma!

Meet our Middle School correspondent (and Val’s niece) Emma! She coming to us live from the trenches of middle school to help us navigate busy schedules, bullying, new trends, and so much more! You’re going to love Emma just as much as we do! If your kids do this crazy, ridiculous, obnoxious stuff too, just […]

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton – BONUS Book

Read this: ⁠The Buccaneers ⁠by Edith Wharton Watch this: The Buccaneers, season 1 on Apple+ Overall Opinion of the Book Claire: Nothing really stood out to me. I was just mostly shocked about how Americans were so different from the British. Was this true? Was I not paying attention in history class? Julie: It was hard to get […]

5.3 Will the Real Nose Picker Please Stand Up

In this episode, we’re talking about Eminem lyrics, big girl beds, nose-picking, and getting lost skiing. We also try out a TikTok parenting trend that’s finally made its way to Instagram and we chat about Ruby Franke’s sentencing. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) and join us! All the things… If […]

36. Argylle by Elly Conway – Book Club Pick

Read this:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Argylle⁠ by Elly Conway Watch this: Argylle – a major motion picture in theaters now! Background Knowledge Claire: Just the Taylor Swift conspiracy theory. Julie: All I knew before we picked it was that there were conspiracy theories around it involving Taylor Swift Overall Opinion of the Book Claire: Pretty good. Just a three-star read for me. Some […]

5.2 Flavors Hook Kids with Dr. Leah Costello

In this episode, we are talking with pediatrician, Dr. Leah Costello about flavored tobacco use, its consequences on young people here in Vermont, and the Flavors Hook Kids campaign. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her, Dr. Costello is a Burlington-based pediatrician and assistant professor. She sees patients at Timber Lane Pediatrics. Dr. […]

35. The Princess Bride (the Book vs. the Movie)

Read this:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure⁠ by William Goldman Watch this: The Princess Bride, a major motion picture from 1987 Background Knowledge Claire: I saw the movie a few times growing up, but haven’t watched it in at least 20 years. Never knew it was based on a book […]

5.1 Annnnnnnd We’re Back! (Finally)

We’re back for season five after a longer break than we’d predicted (again). Tune in to find out why we took such a long break. We catch up and try out some new segment ideas. We missed you! All the things… If your kids do this crazy, ridiculous, obnoxious stuff too, just know – you […]

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – Book Club Pick

Read this: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls⁠ Watch this: The Glass Castle, a major motion picture Background Knowledge Claire: Nothing. I heard of it, probably the movie, but couldn’t tell you what it was about. Didn’t even know it was a memoir until I started it. Julie: I read Educated in 2022 and whenever I tell someone I […]

33. Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – BONUS Book

Read this: ⁠Breakfast At Tiffany’s⁠ by Truman Capote Watch this: Breakfast At Tiffany’s movie Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: Obviously known about the movie for years, but didn’t know it was a book until I came across it in a thrift store a few years ago. Julie: Same. I knew of the movie and the […]

41. Guess Who’s Coming to the Holiday Party (Celebrity Edition)

Tell Me More, a deep dive on celebrities you didn’t know were related! Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on ⁠⁠Facebook ⁠⁠and ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠. If you want to dive deeper into any of the topics […]

32. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – Book Club Pick

Read this: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Lessons in Chemistry⁠ by Bonnie Garmus Watch this: Lessons in Chemistry limited series on AppleTV+ Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: The book was recommended to us by a family member for a long car ride. I believe when I first listened I already knew the show was in production. Claire: Very little. Saw […]

40. All Mariah Carey Wants for Christmas is Money

Tell Me More, a deep dive on how much Mariah Carey makes each year from her hit single, All I Want for Christmas is You! Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us […]

Emma by Jane Austen – BONUS Book

Read this: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Emma⁠ by Jane Austen Watch this: Emma. Movie on Amazon Prime Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I knew it was Jane Austen. I saw the movie pop up and recognized Anya Taylor Joy. Claire: Well-known book by Jane Austen. Never read it, but aware there are a few versions of the movie. Overall […]

4.14 New Moms, Middle School Slang, and Mediums with Our Bestie Heather! (Season 4 Finale)

Buckle up for a wild ride! In the season 4 finale, Julie and Val are joined by their bestie, Heather. They chat about how Heather is doing as a new mom. Then Val and Heather compete in Middle School Slang Trivia. After that, Julie shares her experience seeing a medium. And then they wrap up […]

39. It’s Britney, Bitch! The Woman in Me by Britney Spears (Part 2)

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Britney Spears’ memoir, ⁠”The Woman in Me.”⁠ Check out part 1, here. Read: Parenting Dos and Don’ts From the Britney Spears Memoir, The Woman in Me Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] […]

4.13 Vaping in 5th Grade?!?

In this episode, Val fills us in on a few updates about her kiddos. Julie shares a funny story about her son saying he has no emotions. Then, the moms talk about 5th grade girls vaping in the school bathroom. To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie […]

30. You’re So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah by Fiona Rosenbloom – Book Club Pick

Read: ⁠You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah⁠ by Fiona Rosenbloom Watch: You Are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah movie on Netflix Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I just saw some buzz around it being an Adam Sandler movie. I actually didn;t know his whole family was in […]

4.12 Why Can’t These Kids Read?

In this episode, we chat about kids having accidents at school, wild Christmas gift requests, and wanting to walk everywhere. Then we talk about reading homework and the current reading crisis in America. All the things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can […]

38. It’s Britney, Bitch! The Woman in Me by Britney Spears (Part 1)

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Britney Spears’ memoir, ⁠”The Woman in Me.”⁠ Read: Parenting Dos and Don’ts From the Britney Spears Memoir, The Woman in Me Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come […]

4.11 Letting Go is Scary

In this episode, we chat about the new Britney Spears memoir, the Taylor Swift Eras Tour Movie, and then we move on to letting kids go alone to events. What age is that okay and what concerns are there? All the things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is […]

4.10 What’s Scarier, Horror Movies or True Crime?

In this episode, we’re chatting laundry, again. Then we move on to Halloween costumes and scary movies! All the things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly when each new episode is released! […]

29. The Shining by Stephen King – BONUS Book

Read this: ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Shining⁠ by Stephen King Watch this: The Shining, movie available on Prime Video Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: General Stephen King knowledge. My kids actually knew a lot about what to expect from a Simpson’s Treehouse of Horrors episode that spoofed the movie. Claire: Nothing really other than you see references of […]

4.9 Is it time to say Toodles to stuffys?

This episode is a chaotic ride. The moms start by discussing school communications and homework in the younger elementary grades. They discuss making mom friends as adults. Then, they discuss stuffed toys and if they’re age appropriate for 2nd-5th graders. They wrap things up with a recap of Riverdale, season 3. All the things… To […]

37. Who is Travis Kelce? Taylor Swift’s Latest Fling!

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce. Our Sources: Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to dive deeper into any of the […]

4.8 Tiny Humans, Big Emotions with Author, Alyssa Blask Campbell

In this episode, we’re joined by Alyssa Blask Campbell, co-author of the brand new book, Tiny Humans, Big Emotions! Alyssa is a teacher, parent, and an emotional development expert with a masters degree in early childhood education. She co-created the Collaborative Emotion Processing method, and researched it across the country. She lives in Burlington, VT […]

28. Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center – Book Club Pick

Read this: Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center Watch this: Happiness for Beginners movie on Netflix Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Really, nothing. It came up in a Google search of newer books being adapted for screen. Claire: Nothing really, as usual. Did see pics of Luke Grimes in it so that caught my attention […]

4.7 No Fighting, No Fighting, No F’n Fighting!

In this episode, Julie reveals that her children have turned her into a liar, and everything she said in the previous episode is now, not true. Additionally, Val shares about her son asking where babies come from and they wrap things up by talking about what they pack in school lunches. To hear the full […]

36. Oh No! Not Sophie & Joe?!?

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas and their messy divorce. Our Sources: Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to dive deeper […]

4.6 Diary of an Emotional 7-Year-Old

In this episode, Julie shares about the magic soup that cured her when she was beginning to get a soar throat and a heartwarming story about her older son. Then the moms recap more of Riverdale and Val shares a story about one of the most devastating things her son has ever said to her. […]

27. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – BONUS Book

Read this: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn Watch this: The Woman in the Window movie on Netflix Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Not much at all other than I knew it had been spoofed in that Kristen Bell show “THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN […]

4.5 Journaling is Not Just for “Beige” Moms with Allie Mirosevic

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Allie Mirosevic, the founder of Bliss’d Co, a self-care brand that aims to empower fellow moms in living more joyful, connected, and fulfilling lives through the transformative power of journaling and self-care. Allie’s journey began in 2019 during her first postpartum experience when she faced postpartum depression. […]

35. Why Do We Care About Scooter Braun?

Tell Me More, a deep dive into whatever the heck is going on with Scooter Braun! Our Sources: Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to dive […]

4.4 The Summer I Turned Juvenile Delinquent

In this episode, Val and Julie announce that they will be rewatching and chatting about Riverdale. They also recap The Summer I Turned Pretty and discuss the differences between older sons and younger sons. Then, Julie whines about how her younger son could not seem to stay out of trouble all summer. To hear the […]

26. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – Book Club Pick

Read this: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Watch this: The Time Traveler’s Wife – 2009 movie and 2022 series Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I remembered seeing the movie way back when and having a pretty blah reaction. I also knew there was a newer series and had seen some people watch […]

4.3 The Back-to-school episode

In this episode, Julie shares about her kids’ first day back to school and Val talks about her kids’ differing reactions to the new school year. To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly […]

34. Kevin Costner’s Messy Divorce (John Dutton would NEVER!)

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s messy divorce. Our Sources: Who is Kevin Costner??? You might know him as John Dutton, the patriarch of the Dutton family in Yellowstone… but if you grew up in the 90s with a horny mom, you probably know him from movies like Field […]

4.2 Another Episode About Flying with Kids

In this episode, Julie talks about missing a connecting flight in NYC and how this incident has made her kids reluctant to fly again. Julie and Val also talk about the catastrophic flooding in VT this summer. To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You […]

33. Jane Fonda, an OG Badass

Tell me more, a deep dive on Jane Fonda. Our Sources: To listen to the full deep dive on Jane Fonda, check out our episode of Tell Me More: A deep dive on… on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly when each episode is released!

4.1 Val’s Vacation Recap

In this episode, Val recaps her family trip to the Cayman Islands and her 12-year anniversary trip with her husband to Disney. Julie and Val also chat about summer camps and back to school! To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. […]

32. A Brief History of Love Island UK

Tell me more, a deep dive on Love Island UK. Our Sources: Why the obsession with Love Island UK over the US and even Australia Where it all began Love Island is a British dating game show. It actually began as a celebrity dating series that aired for two series in 2005 and 2006. The […]

25. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Bloom

Read this: Watch this:  Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, available for rental on Prime Video Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I remember reading the book in grade school and hating it. Claire: I read the book maybe 20-25ish years ago. And that’s it. I re-read it for this though. Overall Opinion […]

24. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Read this:  The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Watch this:  The Last Thing He Told Me on Apple TV+ Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Not much aside from Jennifer Garner being in it. Claire: Same Overall Opinion of the Show Claire: The show was good. Better than I was expecting based on […]

3.21 Season 3 Finale Fact-Check with Julie’s Mom

In the season 3 finale, Julie and Val are joined by Julie’s mom for a fact-check of everything Julie’s said on the podcast. We’ll be back in August! All the things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to […]

3.20 Establishing a Strong Family with Mell and Joe Hashey

In this episode, Julie and Val are joined by Mell and Joe Hashey to talk about choosing core family values. Joe Hashey has a Masters in Education from Colgate University and was a successful high school Social Studies teacher and local youth coach. His father’s death from preventable health issues while he was in college […]

23. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Read this:  One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid Watch this:  One True Loves major motion picture available for rental or purchase Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: none other than knowing it was popular in the #bookstagram community. Julie: Almost nothing, just that it was a TJR book. Overall Opinion of the Book Claire: I […]

3.19 Momtroversy: So Many Old Celebrity Dads

In the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? Julie and Val are joined by Chelsea from the Tell Me More… podcast. They start by complaining about end-of-the-school-year activities, then they chat about teacher gifts, and they wrap things up by talking about Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Nick Cannon having babies. All the things… To […]

31. Who is Matty Healy, Taylor Swift’s Latest Ex

Tell Me More, a deep dive on Matty Healy, Taylor Swift’s latest ex. Our Sources: Background Matthew Timothy Healy was born on 8 April 1989 in Hendon, north London. He is the son of actor Tim Healy and actress and television presenter Denise Welch. Healy’s parents were working actors on stage and television for much […]

3.18 The Support System Every New Mom Needs with Lauren Hays & Megan Dalton

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Lauren Hays & Megan Dalton, co-founders of The Matrescence. Matrescence was born out of a desire to provide more maternal support after personally facing bouts of debilitating anxiety, feelings of loneliness, and in an attempt to seek validation and connection. They are two moms (Lauren is a […]

22. Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

Read this:  Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn & Shonda Rhimes Watch this:  Queen Charlotte, a Bridgerton Story limited series on Netflix Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: Been following this project since it was announced. Kept somewhat up on the production news and BTS pics and stories. Somewhat disappointed that the show was […]

3.17 Can ChatGPT Raise My Kids for Me?

In the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? Julie and Val are talking about ChatGPT. They look at some of the ways the new AI tool can help moms… and Val voices her concerns that AI is going to take over. All the things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode […]

30. Queen Charlotte, A Bridgerton Story: Fact vs. Fiction

Tell me more, a deep dive on Queen Charlotte, a Bridgerton Story. Our Sources: Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to dive deeper into any of the […]

3.16 Revenge Bedtime Procrastination with Aliza Shapiro, LCSW

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Aliza Shapiro, LCSW. Aliza is a licensed psychotherapist in NY, NJ, and FL, and founder of Therapy in the City. In her clinical work, Aliza helps adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome a wide array of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, OCD and related disorders. […]

21. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Read this:  Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah Watch this:  Firefly Lane – 2 season series on Netflix Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: Nothing. I had only heard of the author through #Bookstagram, but never knew anything about her books or what she wrote. Julie: Almost nothing. Overall Opinion of the Book Claire: […]

3.15 Pet Rocks for Sale, Only $1

In this episode, Julie tells how her son made $10 in one day at school and the ladies debate the going rate for the tooth fairy. All The Things… To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so […]

29. Blink-182 Where Are You? And I’m So Sorry

Our Sources: Background on the Band Mark Mark Allan Hoppus was born on March 15, 1972, in Ridgecrest, California. He mostly grew up outside of Washington, D.C. before his family moved back to Ridgecrest. Hoppus left Ridgecrest in the summer 1992 to attend college. He got a  job at a local music store in San […]

3.14 Kids on Planes with Caroline Bright

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Caroline Bright to discuss a current “Momtroversy”. Caroline is mother to Betsy (3) and Toby (1), a flight attendant, and she considers herself “aggressively from Vermont.” Tune in as we look at flying with kids, what flight attendants really think when they see young children boarding […]

20. Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Read This: Watch This: Women Talking – 2022 Major Motion Picture available for rental Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I knew there was Oscar buzz around the movie and that that cast had some big names. I also vaguely knew that it was based on a book and that the book was […]

3.13 Don’t forget to shake, buddy!

In this episode, Julie recounts getting locked out of her house and Val shares her anxiety about letting her 6-year-old use public restrooms on his own. To hear the full discussion, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know […]

3.12 Everything you ever needed to know about pelvic floor PT with Dr. Davida Murray

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Dr. Davida Murray, PT, DPT, PCES. Dr. Davida is a mom of 3 little ones, owner of New Moon Physical Therapy, creator of Vermont Moms Outdoors, and Co-director of Middlebury Chabad with her husband located in Vermont. As a pelvic floor physical therapist and postpartum corrective exercise […]

19. Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney

Read This: Watch This: Conversations with Friends on Hulu (limited series) Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I did not know much about this book or show at all aside from knowing that Taylor Swift’s BF was in the show. Claire: I had no background knowledge other than knowing it’s a popular book. […]

3.11 How do I keep my feral child alive?

In this episode, Julie and Val do a quick wrap-up of Easter and complain about excessive Easter gifting. Val recaps a short family trip to Lancaster, PA. Julie gives an update on her youngest not sleeping in his own bed. Then they talk about the challenges of keeping their feral second-born children alive. Here for […]

28. Blossom… Is that you hosting Jeopardy?

Our Sources: Here’s my Fast Take on a Double Take… while watching Jeopardy Blossom…. Or Mayim Bialik  There are so many roles you could recognize this actress from because she’s been on the screen since she was a kid. I was talking about her with a co-worker, and we both thought she did Blossom and […]

3.10 When do play dates just become playing?

In this episode, Julie and Val discuss when playdates become the kids just hanging out with friends when parents should be coordinating the activities, and when parents can stop staying at the playdates. Here for it… To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie […]

18. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Read This: Watch This: Daisy Jones & The Six on Prime (limited series) Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: A friend had been telling me to read it and after like a year I finally did and loved it and went down a Fleetwood Mac rabbit hole and was eagerly awaiting the […]

3.9 Is he immature or is it something more?

In this episode, Julie and Val discuss laundry (as usual). Then they get into questions about if their kids are immature, loners, or when it could be something more. They wrap up with Val’s review of her recent visit to LEGO Land, New York. Here for it… To hear the full discussion, check out the […]

27. Would you leave Your Kids Alone in a Hotel? The Dax Tejera Story

Our Sources: Who is Dax Tejera And what do we know about his wife? Timeline of events: Her statement after the death… My family and I are devastated by Dax’s sudden passing. He has left behind a heartbroken family, and two daughters he loved with all his heart. Our family has suffered a terrible tragedy. […]

3.8 Fan Mail

This episode is brought to you by Girls Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. In this episode, Julie and Val are talking about their kids’ latest fashion choices (cutting sleeves off flannels – oh hello ’90s) and they answer an email from a listener! Here for it… To hear the full discussion of this crazy […]

17. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie: The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Watch This: Death on the Nile (2022) on Amazon Prime Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Not too much. I recognized the title of the book as an Agatha Christie book, but that was about all. Even going into watching the movie, I had no idea who to expect to […]

3.7 It’s Chauffeur Season

Youth sports are, a lot. In this episode, Val and Julie talk about their lives being taken over by their kids’ activities. Here for it… To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe […]

26. Aquarius’ Up In This House

Tell me more, a deep dive on the Aquarius Zodiac sign. Sources: Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And be sure to come hang out with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to dive deeper into any of the topics […]

3.6 So Your Toddler’s Ready for PoopCamp?

In this episode, Val walks us through exactly how she potty trained her daughter in 3 days! Here for it… To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly when each […]

16. Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner: The Book vs. The Show

Read This: Watch This: Fleishman is in Trouble on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I saw some previews for it when the show came out and I was interested in watching. While watching, I googled to see if it was based on a book and for some reason I thought […]

3.5 Walk This Way with Kailee Noland aka The Movement Mama

In this episode, Val and Julie are joined by Kailee Noland, aka The Movement Mama, to talk about PT, early childhood development, milestones, and toddler shoes. As a Pediatric Physical Therapist and a mom, Kailee knows it can be both exciting and stressful for families to initially navigate the walking developmental milestone so, she created Shoes […]

25. When Twin Flames Burn Out: Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly

Tell me more, a deep dive on Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Our Sources: Who is Megan Fox? Megan Fox is an American actress. Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to parents Gloria Darlene (née Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. Fox’s father, a parole officer, and her […]

3.4 No thank you, Bluey

Bluey is making Val feel bad about how often she plays with her kids. Julie offers her another way to look at it… Here for it… To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe […]

15. Spare by Prince Harry plus Harry & Meghan on Netflix: The Book vs. The Show

Read This: Watch This: Harry & Meghan on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Big royal follower, but mainly for the tea. I definitely got my interest from my mom. I wrote my 8th-grade research paper about Princess Diana’s death… so the interest goes back. Closely followed the royal weddings and […]

3.3 Money, Money, Money with Cat Moller

Julie and Val are joined by Cat Moller, owner of SidePony Boutique in Hinesburg, VT. Catherine is an avid learner, musical fanatic, and crafter extraordinaire. Catherine has two kids (Liam, 11, and Danica, 8) and has been married to “Cowboy Bill” since August 2009. She has a Master’s degree in Managing Innovation and IT and […]

24. Dazed and Confused, 30 Years Later

Listen to Tel Me More on:    Sources: Alright, Alright, Alright: an Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz The Confused Breakfast: Dazed and Confused (podcast episode) ‘Dazed and Confused’ 20th Anniversary: 20 Craziest Facts About the Cult Classic Dazed & Confused | Making of Dazed and Confused follows the adventures of high […]

3.2 Taking Risks

When Julie’s son told her he wanted to take a risk… she let him. Find out what he did and what the outcome was. Here for it… Vengeance Liam’s pajamas To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. […]

Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering – The Book vs. The Show

Read This: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering Watch This: Tell Me Lies on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie:  I was seeing a lot of friends and accounts I follow posting about it. They released 3 episodes and then only one episode a week after that and my friends were raging […]

3.1 A Hairy Situation

Julie and Val are back after a longer-than-anticipated holiday break! We’re talking about all the sicknesses going around school, messy hair, and lice… yuck! Here for it… 2.9 Parenting an Introvert as an Extrovert with Jemima Talbot Curly Girl Method wood bins Spare by Prince Harry To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, […]

23. Unwrapping Jennette McCurdy & I’m Glad My Mom Died

    Listen to Tell Me More on:      Tell me more, a deep dive on Jennette McCurdy and her memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died. Our Sources: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy NICKELODEON GET’S “SLIMED” BY FORMER NETWORK STARS FOR MULTIPLE FORMS OF ABUSE 10 Forgotten Facts About The Dan […]

Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and Die Hard – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp Watch This: Die Hard on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: My husband does not ever stop talking about Die Hard the movie. It’s in his top 3 movies of all time. I did not know it was based on a book though until […]

Time For Me to Come Home by Dorthey Shackelford and Travis Thrasher – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Time for me to Come Home by Dorothy Shackleford and Travis Thrasher Watch This: Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas on Hallmark Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Nothing at all before we started researching Christmas-themed books/movies to cover for this podcast. It was a pretty quick pick though […]

22. What’s up with Jessie James Decker and the pic of her ripped kids?

    Listen to Tell Me More on:       Tell me more, a deep dive on Jessie James Decker and the picture of her kids’ absolutely ripped abs. Our Sources: Jessie James Decker – Wikipedia Eric Decker – Wikipedia Jessie James Decker Slams ‘Unkind’ Criticism About Her Kids’ Abs: ‘Don’t Call’ Them ‘Strange’ […]

21. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates: What’s reality and what’s fiction?

  Listen to Tell Me More on:       Tell me more, a deep dive into Blonde, the book, and the movie. Read: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Watch: Blonde on Netflix Do you have something you want us to do a deep dive on? Send us an email with the topic to [email protected] And […]

2.16 Season 2 Holiday Finale Extravaganza

In this final episode of season 2, Julie and Val chat about taking a break over the holidays. They share… Their holiday traditions What their kids are asking for as Christmas gifts They play a Who Said That game They share their favorite episodes from season 2 To hear the full discussion of this crazy […]

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Watch This: Blonde on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Heard about the standing ovation at the Venice film festival and it intrigued me. Claire: All the headlines of the 14-minute standing ovation. Before you say which you liked better, did you read the book or […]

2.15 Pumping, Poop, and Podcasting with Alice from The Prosecutors

In our latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!?, we were joined by Alice, one-half of the team over at The Prosecutors podcast! Alice is a native Texan, a graduate of Yale Law school, and a mean fiddler player. In another life, she was a dancer, but now the courtroom is her stage. When she’s not […]

20. Updates: Anna Delvey, Nick Cannon, Pam Anderson, and more!

    Listen to Tell Me More on:       We’ve covered nineteen topics so far and since recording… many of them have been extremely busy! In this episode, we’re updating you on all the latest in the celebs we’ve covered so far! Do you have something you want us to do a deep […]

2.14 Airing our grievances with Spirit Week

In this episode, Julie has an absolute meltdown over preparing her kids outfits for Red Ribbon Week. Other topics: The Phillies To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly when […]

Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain Watch This: Mr. Malcom’s List on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Seemed like both the book and the movie might have a Bridgerton vibe, so I was curious. Claire: No knowledge other than seeing it popping up on social media a lot. Before […]

2.13 Differences in disciplining your first and your second

In this episode, Val is talking about how she disciplines her two kids differently. Other topics: Packing anxiety Halloween fun Dress alterations – what should it cost? To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to […]

19. The Westfield Watcher vs. The Watcher on Netflix

Listen to Tel Me More on:   Sources: The Cut – The Watcher A family bought their dream house. But according to the creepy letters they started to get, they weren’t the only ones interested in it. The Cut – Taking Another Look at The Watcher What we know about the case four years later. Vulture – Netflix […]

2.12 What We’re Into {November 2022}

Want to know what we’re into this month? In the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? podcast, Julie and Val ran down everything they’re into right now. From what they’re watching, what they’re listening to, what they’re reading (well, Julie), to what they’re making. Check out the list below… What we’re talking about: Kanye Blink […]

BONUS: Inside Bridgerton by Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers (Plus season 3 updates and a break down of the Queen Charlotte Spin-off trailer)

Listen to Burning for Bridgerton on:        In this bonus episode, we’re talking about the brand new book, out TODAY – October 25, 2022 – by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers: Inside Bridgerton. We also discuss Bridgerton season 3 updates and rumors. Plus, we break down the trailer for the Bridgerton spin-off Queen […]

2.11 10 Things I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago at My Baby Shower

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me 10 Years Ago at My Baby Shower (and if you did, but I was too stubborn to listen, I apologize) In our latest episode of Whose Kid is That, Julie reflected on what she would go back and tell herself 10 years ago when she was pregnant… Stop […]

18. 5 Things We Didn’t Know About the JonBenet Ramsey Case

Listen to Tell Me More on:   Our Sources: JonBenet Ramsey’s half-brother recalls the day of the murder: ‘This case can be solved’ JonBenet Ramsey Murder Fast Facts John Ramsey’s deposition from Oct. 20, 1998 Morbid Podcast – Part 1 and Part 2 5 Things We Didn’t Know About the JonBenet Murder Mystery 1. Their financial status Patsy […]

2.10 Was it a malicious fart?

What would you do if your child bent over in front of you… in public… and farted in your face because they hadn’t gotten their way. Tune in to find out how Val handled this exact situation! Other topics we discuss… Halloween costumes Hot dogs Tell Me More – Fleetwood Mac series To hear the […]

Normal People by Sally Rooney – The Book vs. The Show

Read This: Normal People by Sally Rooney  Watch This: Normal People on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I actually watched the show about two years ago and have always been curious about the book. Claire: I just went along with Julie’s suggestion because I’ve heard good things about Sally Rooney’s books and […]

2.9 Parenting an Introvert as an Extrovert with Jemima Talbot

Jemima Talbot, owner of Vermont Mom, joins us to talk about her experience parenting an introvert as an extrovert. Other topics we discuss… School germs Surviving busy weeks Work appropriate clothing Where to shop for clothes as a woman in rural Vermont Wantable vs. StichFix Rental clothing companies like Rent the Runway and Nuuly Making […]

17. Digging Up Dirt on Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Listen to Tell Me More on:   Our Sources:  Prince Edward – Wikipedia Everything You Need To know about Edward, Queen Elizabeth’s Most Secretive Son Sophie, Countess of Wessex – Wikipedia Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s Complete Relationship Timeline All About Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn — Prince Edward and Sophie’s Kids How Prince […]

2.8 What We’re Into {October 2022}

Want to know what we’re into? In the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? podcast, Julie and Val ran down everything they’re into right now. From what they’re watching, what they’re listening to, what they’re reading (well, Julie), to what they’re making. Check out the list below… What We’re Into, October 2022 Talking about: The […]

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Watch This: Gone Girl movie on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I actually read the book just before the movie came out and watched the movie when it was available for rental. That was about 8 years ago at this point so I didn’t […]

2.7 Just eat your fries and leave us alone, kid!

Julie let her kids eat a plate of fries and watch YouTube on her phone while out to dinner… is that okay? Other topics we discuss… Back-to-school morning routines School start times and how to get to work on time when school starts after 9 AM The going rate for a babysitter Musee de la […]

16. Tori Spelling Tells All

Listen to Tell Me More on:   Our Sources: Tori Spelling – Wikipedia What Happened To Aaron Spelling’s $600 Million Net Worth? Charlie Shahnaian – IMDB Tori, Tried and True Possible Ways Tori Spelling Spent Her Entire Inheritance Dean McDermott Makes 1st Appearance on Tori Spelling’s Reality Show Amid Split Speculation: ‘So Cute, Babe’ Emily […]

2.6 How an old luggage tag saved the day!

Val’s back from Disney and she’s sharing a crazy story about lost luggage! Other topics we discuss… Julie’s upcoming trip to Quebec City Julie’s kid’s first day of school Target underwear Val’s birthday An update on Val’s reading progress To hear the full discussion of this crazy story, check out the latest episode of Whose […]

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan – The Book vs. The Show

Read This:  Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan Watch This: Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I literally cannot remember how we picked this?!? But I do love British crime dramas. Claire: Like most of our previous episodes, I had no background knowledge. I’ve been rather enjoying […]

2.5 Using Your Zodiac Sign to Name Your Child with Sophie Kihm

How to Use Zodiac Names with Sophie Kihm In our latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!?, we were joined by Sophie Kihm, Editor-in-Chief at Nameberry – the world’s largest website devoted to names. Sophie joins us to discuss Zodiac Names. Sophie has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the […]

15. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and THAT Plane Ride

Listen to Tell Me More on:   Our Sources: Brad Pitt Has ‘Positive Attitude’ Despite ‘Sad Situation’ with Angelina Jolie FBI Report: Source Brad Pitt’s Side of the Story: He ‘Did Not Hit’ His Child as Plane Fight with Angelina Jolie ‘Got Out of Hand,’ Says Source Why the FBI did not charge Brad Pitt […]

2.4 What we’re into {September 2022}

Want to know what we’re into? In the latest episode of Whose Kid Is That?!? podcast, Julie and Val ran down everything they’re into right now. From what they’re watching, what they’re listening to, what they’re reading (well, Julie), to what they’re making (recipes). Check out the list below What We’re Into, August 2022 What we’re […]

Bonus: Fleetwood Mac – Rumors, Fun Facts, Corrections, and More

  Listen to Tell Me More on:     BONUS EPISODE! Yes, we’re still talking about Fleetwood Mac. Tune in for… Follow-up questions and comments Weird stories from Mick’s memoir Other random rumors and facts More quotes from Stevie about her relationship with Lindsey Dennis Wilson antics Info from Carol Ann Harris’ memoir A look […]

2.3 Help me back-to-school! I forget how…

The Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist! Julie is sending her kids back to school for the first time in 2.5 years after homeschooling for the past two school years! It’s overwhelming, almost like the first time ever doing it… again. It’s been 3 years since they’ve done the back-to-school thing! In the latest episode of Whose Kid […]

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – The Book vs. The Show

Read This: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Watch This: The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: I’ve heard of the book and knew it had been popular in the YA crowd for a while, but YA isn’t really my thing so I hadn’t […]

2.2 Sad Sandwich

In this episode, Val shares a scary story from daycare drop-off. Tune in for… Love Island 90 Day Fiancé Paramount + All That Never Have I Ever on Netflix Links: Val’s favorite water bottle Dry Fly Moscow Mule To hear the full discussion of this scary event, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid […]

14. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham: the real life couple that inspired Daisy Jones and the Six (Part 2)

  Listen to Tell Me More on:       Our Sources: Articles How Fleetwood Mac Influenced ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Stevie Nicks publicly responds to Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac exit for the first time Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History Books Stevie Nicks Said Dating Lindsey […]

2.1 What Happens in Atlantic City Doesn’t Stay in Atlantic City

Mom’s Night Out in Atlantic City: A travel guide you {probably shouldn’t} follow Last month, a few of The Basic Moms were together for a night out in Atlantic City. Now, we all know moms don’t always get out much, and when we do – sometimes we just want to relax. This trip was NOT […]

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Watch This: Where the Crawdads Sing (currently only in theatres) Listen to This: Tell Me More: The Dark Side of Delia Owens (author of Where the Crawdads Sing) featuring Kayse Gale Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I read the book initially in March […]

13. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham: the real life couple that inspired Daisy Jones and the Six (Part 1)

  Listen to Tell Me More on:       Our Sources: Articles How Fleetwood Mac Influenced ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Stevie Nicks publicly responds to Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac exit for the first time Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History Books Stevie Nicks Said Dating Lindsey […]

The Godfather by Mario Puzo – The Book vs. The Movie (and Show)

Read This: The Godfather by Mario Puzo Watch This: The Godfather on Paramount+ The Offer on Paramount+ Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie and her family has watched and quoted this movie for years. She first read the book in high school and probably first watched the movie as a small child […]

12. Nick Cannon won’t stop having kids!

Listen to Tell Me More on:   Our Sources: Nick Cannon Confirms He’s Having More Kids This Year Amid Abby De La Rosa’s Pregnancy NICK CANNON Gets Father’s Day Shout-Out FROM THREE OF HIS BABY MAMAS After Having So Many Kids, Nick Cannon Has Some Thoughts On Unprotected Sex And Taking The Condom Off After […]

Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith – The Book vs. The Movie

Read This: Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith Watch This: Deep Water on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I knew about this book because I follow all celebrity gossip and I knew it was the movie Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck met on the set and began dating. I wanted […]

1.23 What We’re Into (Season 1 Finale)

In the finale episode of season 1 of the Whose Kid Is That?!? podcast, Julie and Val ran down everything they’re into right now. From what they’re watching, what they’re listening to, what they’re reading (well, Julie), to what they’re making (recipes). Check out the list below What we’re into – Summer 2022 Shows and Movies […]

11. Saturday Night Live Hookups

Listen to Tell Me More on: Our Sources: Background On the May 14 episode of SNL (episode 20 of season 47 to be exact) Selena Gomez made a joke in her monologue about how she’d like to find a BF while hosting the show. Honestly, I could see her with Andrew Dismukes – can someone […]

1.22 Such a Good Boy

In this episode, Val shares that her 14-year-old dog passed away and she talks about how she explained pet loss to her 6-year-old and 2-year-old. Random Other Topics: Dry skin My Big Fat Greek Wedding Getting your hair done Looking older Fanny packs Atlantic City Shein Pet fish Jay Leno SNL TikTok Bedtimes All The […]

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter – The Book vs. The Show

Read This: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter Watch This: Pieces of Her limited series on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: No actual background info. I just saw it at Costco, saw the Netflix sticker, read the back, and thought it would be something we both would like! Before you say […]

1.21 To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool, That is the Question.

“Mommy, I Want to be a Normal Boy” To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool A little over two months ago, my 8-year-old son came to me and said, “Mommy, I want to be a normal boy.” So I asked him, “Why aren’t you a normal boy?” and he told me, “Normal boys go to school.” […]

10. MLMs, Pyramid Schemes, Direct Sales… Oh My!

Listen to Tell Me More on:        Our Sources: ‘LulaRich’: We Researched the LulaRoe Onboarding Package 2021 so You Don’t Have To MLM Truth Amway – The Dream Or The Scheme? Meet Primerica, The New Wall Street IPO That’s Really A Multi-Level Marketing Scheme The Details MLMs/Direct Selling Boom 1990: 25% of DSA […]

1.20 Pick Me a Winner, Buddy!

How to Help Your Kids Through the End of the School Year Blues In the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Val shared that her 5-year-old son was displaying some signs of anxiety as he approached his graduation from Kindergarten. Val noticed: Clinginess Moodiness Sadness and other BIG feelings For Val’s son, graduating Kindergarten […]

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakaur – Book vs. Show

Read This Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakaur (2003) Watch This Under The Banner of Heaven on FX or Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I love both previous Jon Krakauer books I read. And I loved both movie adaptations. When I saw the trailer for this show, I ran […]

1.19 Whose Husband is That?!?

The RIGHT Way to Make a PB&J Sandwich In a recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Julie and Val dished on their husbands’ quirks. Julie shared that the most bizarre thing about her husband is how he makes a PB&J sandwich. First, Julie and Val shared what they both believe is the correct way […]

9. Mormon #MomTok Swinging Drama

  Listen to Tell Me More on:         Tell me more: the Mormon #MomTok Swinging Drama Our Sources: Why are so many of the most influential moms on the internet Mormon? TikTok Users @marshmallowmoney @gossipingviv @annareportsnews @mimi.bascom @thedoeandherfawn Podcast – I Just Wanna Chat – A Comprehensive Guide To The Mormon #momtok “Soft Swinging” […]

1.18 There’s no wine left! (Val drank it all) with our #1 fan, Mike D.

Interview with Father and Grandfather, Mike D. On our most recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? we interviewed Val’s Dad! Check out our interview with Val’s Dad: Q: Mr. D, I would love to know, do you think that Val as a child was more like Cameron or more like Juliette? A: So we […]

1.17 High Fives All Around

Church Can Be Hysterical In our most recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Julie shared the details of her son’s First Holy Communion. She also told the story of her son high-fiving the priest as he raised his hand for a blessing at his First Reconciliation. There are so many funny videos out there […]

8. The Dark Side of Delia Owens (author of Where the Crawdads Sing) featuring Kayse Gale

    Listen to Tell Me More on:       Trigger Warnings: murder, poaching, racism, rape, child abandonment Our Sources: The Hunted: Did American conservationists in Africa go too far? – The New Yorker The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel – Slate Deliaowens.com – About the Author Who is Delia Owens? According to her […]

1.16 The Sass is Strong in this One

What do you do about a sassy child? That’s what we discuss this week. Plus a recap of Val’s vacation and Mother’s Day. And, an idea about red carpet bingo cards! All the things… Ocean City, New Jersey Zingo Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Online summer reading camps – with Your Reading Tutor, Ashley […]

1.15 Confession: My 8-Year-Old Still Sleeps in My Bed

Get This Kid Out of My Bed!!! In our most recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Julie made a confession – her 8-year-old still sleeps in bed with them! Julie’s oldest son is an excellent sleeper and has been since day one. When her second son was born, she didn’t want to take any […]

7. Ryan Reynolds: He dated who?

Listen to Tell Me More on: Our Sources Ryan Reynolds – IMDB Ryan Reynolds – Wikipedia All the Celebs You Completely Forgot Ryan Reynolds Dated 9 People Ryan Reynolds Dated Before He Met Wife Blake Lively Who is Ryan Reynolds A Canadian-American actor and producer. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976 (45 years old) IG […]

1.14 Poopy Party

In this episode, Val asks a very important question… when does the potty talk stop? Unfortunately, the answer is never. And, it only gets more elaborate. All the things… The Morning Show Pretty Little Liars Apple TV Sinisterhood To hear the full discussion of potty talk, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is […]

1.13 It Just Gets Worse

It Just Gets Harder: A Parenting Rant Now that my kids are getting older, my husband and I have been giving them a bit more freedom. One of those freedoms is allowing them to ride their bikes up the hill in front of our house, around the block, and back down. Our kids have been […]

6. Heidi Montag and the Raw Meat Diet

    Listen to Tell Me More on:       Heidi Montag was recently photographed all over eating raw bison heart out of a zip lock bag.  What is going on?!? Our Sources: Heidi Montag Seen Eating Raw Animal Organs to Help Fertility Issues: ‘I Love Trying New Things’ – People A Raw Food Diet […]

1.12 The Tale of the Kindergarten Bully

Bullying Starts So Young: What Can We Do As Parents? In our most recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Val shared the story of her 5-year-old, Kindergartener being bullied on the bus. A girl from his class was physically laying hands on him and calling him a “butthole.” Julie and Val were both surprised […]

Season 2 Finale Tea Party Extravaganza featuring Chelsea & Val

Listen to Burning for Bridgerton on:        In this episode, we’re joined by our very special guests, Chelsea – host of Tell Me More: A deep dive on… and Val – host of Whose Kid is That?!? We break down everything from season 2 of Bridgerton and make predictions for season 3! All the Things: Why […]

1.11 Finding Your Passion (When You’re 9)

Got a Loner? Here are 6 Activities They May Be Into In the most recent episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Julie shared that her son is struggling to find a hobby or activity that he loves. He can, at times be a bit of a loner. He loves dinosaurs and he loves LEGOs. And, […]

S2, E8: The Viscount Who Vexed Me

Listen to Burning for Bridgerton on:        Episode Title: The Viscount Who Loved Me Netflix Description: Anthony lashes out as he awaits news of Kate, while Eloise turns to Theo for help in her Lady Whistledown hunt and Lady Featherington plans a grand ball. Writer: Jess Brownell To follow along with season 2 […]

5. Celebrity Sex Tapes

Listen to Tell Me More on: Our Sources: Justice for Pamela – The Atlantic Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Sex Tape – Rolling Stone History of Data Privacy in the United States – Clarip ‘Pam & Tommy’: A Perfect Storm Created The Famous Sex Tape – Forbes The Sex Tape Problem…and a Possible […]

S2, E7: Post Wedding Jitters

Listen to Burning for Bridgerton on:        Episode Title: Harmony Netflix Description: Scandalous rumors swirl around the Bridgertons and the Sharmas. The queen’s ire over Lady Whistledown lands Eloise and Penelope in a quandary. Writer: Oliver Goldstick To follow al