Category Archives: Parenting

Jamie Grumet: TIME Cover Breastfeeding & Attachment Parenting



E135 – We have a wonderful conversation with Jamie Grumet, known for her controversial breastfeeding cover on TIME magazine, now at its 10-year anniversary. With a background in anthropology & theology, she is the author of Modern Attachment Parenting: The Comprehensive Guide to Raising a Secure Child, its introduction by Dr. Sears & foreword by Alanis Morissette. Jamie shares her insights on parenting using these methods while educating us about other cultures, adoption, breastfeeding & children self-weaning at older ages. We find out what she went through going viral in such a contentious way at a young age, and discuss the psychology of what this represents; mothers judging mothers, puritanical ideals & sexual repression. Does she regret the photo session? And we talk about what we can do to educate future generations. Our own adult attachment styles are analyzed too (secure, anxious, avoidant, etc), as we wonder how we were raised. Spoiler alert: we know a lot about each others’ childhoods. Our parents were best friends in high school, so Jamie is like our honorary little sister! We hope you enjoy this interesting discussion & support Jamie’s wonderfully inclusive & accepting book, currently sold on Amazon!

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►Outline
00:00 – Introductions
03:00 – TIME magazine
05:30 – Attachment parenting (AP), Dr. Sears, attachment styles
10:45 – Forming healthy attachments
12:30 – How we were raised, co-sleeping, night doulas
19:10 – Primates, infant mortality
21:30 – Partners, monogamy
23:45 – Unable to breastfeed?
29:20 – Backlash, judgement
31:00 – Controversy, WHO, AAP recommendations
34:05 – Self-weaning, long-term psychology
36:00 – Bonding, breastfeeding, adoption
43:45 – Haters and Religion
47:30 – We’re modern, evolved; parenting give & take
50:50 – (Dream Dinners Ad)
52:30 – Sleep training, cry it out, discipline
1:01:35 – Regret TIME cover?
1:07:00 – Our parents, attachment styles
1:13:40 – Predatory marketing of formula & water
1:17:35 – Rape culture, sexual repression, hypersexuality
1:24:50 – Conclusion
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Weenie Weally Weady



E134 – Just like Wee Willie Winkie, Weenie is Weally Weady for love! Hear our fun talk about dating, dancing and… drugs?! Can psychoactives really save your marriage or mental health? Just say no, kids!* We list dating must-haves & deal-breakers & discuss how religion fits in. And how do you think Jo rates as a matchmaking yenta? We talk about how it’s going living together & hear about our updates – school, work & parenting. We also dig into our dad a bit but balance out the cons with the pros. Hope you enjoy our fun conversation as we explore personalities, brains & everything in between. Write in if you relate! • mouseandweens@gmail.com • socials @mouseandweens everywhere • vm (858) 206-8746
Resources & Mentions:
California Department of Aging | Meals on Wheels | ElderHelp | Jewish Family Service | Netflix’s “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan | Johns Hopkins research on psychoactives | Article on trees‘ in sync communication | Fool Me Twice Jules Hannaford’s true crime book and podcast on being financially & romantically scammed or catfished | I couldn’t find the fart love story article I mentioned so here is a similar one!
Outline
0:00 – Intro & Dancing woes
6:05 – Dating Must-Haves
15:50 – DreamDinners mouseandweens99
17:30 – Dealbreakers
19:25 – Earhumping Dad
12:10 – Patron Shout-Out: patreon.com/mouseandweens
22:50 – Ram Dass, Dale Borglum, Psychoactives
29:05 – Dealbreakers Continued
32:40 – Dating and Religion
36:45 – Dating Next Steps
44:25 – Juls’ Masters & Work
47:10 – Living Together
49:45 – Jo’s Updates
55:25 – Female Products!
58:25 – Dad Shoutout
1:02:20 – Conclusion
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Music Credits:
• Intro “Mouse and Weens Theme”: Julianne Eggold + Voice Actor David Kohn
• Clips of Hot Hot Heat, Reverend Horton Heat & Hot Snakes: (c) Sup Pop Records
• Outro “Summertime” circa 1977: Joelle Eggold Kohn & John Eggold (vocals) with Julianne Eggold
• Outro “Summertime” circa 2019: Dan Mahony & Julianne Eggold JulianneEggold.com

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Raising Teens, Marriage Tune-up, Making a Documentary



E128 – Raising teenagers is tough as they enter new phases and get into new predicaments. Driving, learning independence, sneaking around, getting caught! Hear a list of tips for parenting teens as Mouse shares the latest and wants advice. How do you parents feel when your kid starts driving? What do parents do when it comes to catching their kid up to no good and what is the right punishment? How much is too much? We discuss guilt and shame, and how birthday chocolate and junior college play into this! We also discuss the latest marriage tune-up that counselor Weens helped her big sister with. See if your recurring fights or miscommunications are the same as Joelle’s, and hear what Julianne did as the mediator. We also get into what we’re up to, how living together is going, and what it was like on the first leg of filming our documentary! Oooh, mysterious! ****Be sure to hear the birthday song at the end, orchestrated as a gift from Julianne to Joelle! It’s happy tears time!!!****

Topic Timeline:
0:00 Intro
2:38 Topic overview: teens
3:05 Sidetrack boob talk
4:50 Back to teens: mourning the changes
7:48 Weens updates on making the documentary
15:00 Weens talks about the latest, living with Mouse
18:05 Dream Dinners
20:24 Marriage problems
29:32 Teen incidents and how handled
38:46 List of tips for parenting teens
44:00 Guilt and shame in parenting
46:08 Junior college talk
49:00 Role models and drinking alcohol
52:42 Amazing customized birthday song gift from Juls to Jo, starring aforementioned teens and hubs!

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Credits:
Music: “Mouse and Weens Theme” and “Jo’s Birthday Song” by Julianne Eggold
Contact https://www.julianneeggold.com if interested in your own personalized song!
Voice actor: Matt Thompson

Promo:
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Homecoming, Creative Juices, Intimate Laundry



E122 – We talk old movie humor, Elon Musk in a tiny house “Martian” style, and Mouse’s kids with their embarrassing homecoming story. Then it’s back! Guess that Weenie Tune! Learn this song’s real origin and collaboration with guitarist Ishan Cooper, aka Coop DeVille of “Bat Funk Crazy” and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic fame. Afterwards we get into dream jobs, creative juices, and how to take Julianne’s psychology knowledge and combine it with her other filmmaking skills. Should we team up, bunk up, and make a documentary on the science of dreams? The topic of gratitude, boundaries, and teen responsibility comes up, namely teaching kids collegey life skills like laundry. This leads to secret sniffer talk and other intimates! On that note, should we add some water weenies to our merch? We think so! Write in to mouseandweens@gmail.com. Visit Weens music at https://JulianneEggold.com

Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme music and “Ryan’s Crazy Lady” by Julianne Eggold feat. Ishan Coop DeVille Cooper.  jeggold@gmail.com
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson
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Road Rage, White Lies, Sticky Barbies



E120 – We talk the why, what, and when of road rage at minute 20. Find out about anxiety and control as we talk about bad driving, bad drivers, and stories of our road rage moments! (Did someone say dangling side mirror?!) But first we catch up on figgy neighbors, types of podcasts, psychic phones, sticky Barbies, punk roots, and parental bucking the line. Is it better to be a strict rule-follower or are we entitled to nuance those rules? Should we protect friends’ and family’s feelings and fudge a bit, or be 100% truthful about canceling plans? Are you in a coupling with an introvert and an extrovert? Write in if you relate! mouseandweens@gmail.com

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Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme song and “2 Minutes” by Julianne Eggold at jeggold@gmail.com
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson
Promo: I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam
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Get in Touch! We are @mouseandweens on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook. Email us at mouseandweens@gmail.com. Show voicemail 858-319-1089 Links and resources in this episode listed on https://www.mouseandweens.com/e120/#show-notes Video: http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening! Please follow & subscribe!

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She Writes the Songs, Grape MTV, Mad About Pets



E115 – Feisty! What starts as a fun conversation about work and stay-at-home-mom life, turns a corner in this episode! First we play a guessing game while listening to one of Julianne’s rad original songs “Cave Girl” This inspires personality test chatter and we wonder: are you a storyteller or an archiver? Mouse gets called out on a personal chef on vacation and explains why she feels like an imposter during talk of thrift stores. We go deep on grape Flintstones, Red Vines, 80’s hair, and Guess the Year of these MTV videos. But when the topic of mean girl sisterhood comes up, things get bristly. Parents Just Don’t Understand! What’s up with pet fish, iguanas, sugar gliders, anoles, and buffed hamsters?! Julianne is an animal lover with a pet store background and makes her case about caged pets vs domesticated rescued animals. Joelle argues for animals in education and for personal connection. Who wins this debate? Then the real question… what’s a weenus?! And we wonder if Juls has macropsia, which we mistakenly call macronesia in the episode, feeling dizzy from disproportionate objects. We end on Mouse’s sweet middle son. Is the sassy teen overcompensating for the fact that he’s actually a tender-hearted guy?

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Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and “Cave Girl” by Julianne Eggold at jeggold@gmail.com
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

Hot Promo: Fish Nerds – https://podfixnetwork.com/fish-nerds (Rad hats mentioned are on their IG)

Hot Mentions: Varmints!, 2 Girls on a BenchPop Up Film Cast, all part of https://PodFixNetwork.com

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Summer Camp, Psychic Dreams, Ethnomusicology, and Jaja Ding Dongs



E114 – While catching up, we talk psychic abilities and manifesting your thoughts into reality. Do you believe in karma? Then we jump into what’s on mama Mouse’s mind: summer camps and plans for her 3 kids now that California is opening up. After reminiscing about our camp memories, including wheelchairs and Wildman, we talk about the safety of summer camps, especially sleepaway camps, when it comes to COVID and predators. Of course this gets us talking about kidnappings and murders here in San Diego and we mention a bit about Chelsea King, John Gardner, Danielle Van Dam, and David Westerfield. Joelle tells her personal story of the Miramar Lake Jogger, which is super disturbing. Then Weens exerts her telekinetic powers onto her microphone, which gets us back onto pyschic abilities. She even teaches us how to control dreams! Hear the crazy experiment that Weens conducted on this, proving her powers. Speaking of control, or lack thereof, we have received some unsolicited dick pics. But the only kinds of ding dongs we’re interested in are of the jaja variety – hear Julianne’s story on this! We jump into her ethnomusicology class and learn about microtones, syncopation, and what her jazz musician friends have to say about Western music. We also want to ask you – our listener – about what puts you in the zone? Julianne teases future interviews on this subject with saxophonist Bob Mintzer, keyboardist Matt Politano, and drummer Steve Ferrone, who, along with bassist Matt Cory, are known as The Coffee Shop Trio. They have gigs every Sunday that we will advertise on our social media, so please be sure to follow us @mouseandweens on all the platforms!
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Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and “Butterflies Dry Their Wings” by Julianne Eggold
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson
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Cabo Mexico Vacation



E111 – Come escape to Baja California Mexico with us! Traveling with the family, Joelle recounts her recent Spring Break week in Cabo. She has some tips for parents who want to travel with kids, especially teens, and talks about timeshares Vidanta and Cabo Azul. Mouse recounts the things to do while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, especially the fishing and Flora Farms adventures! There are deep questions that Mouse has for listeners too, such as when going on a resort vacation do you take the hotel shampoo or leave it there? What is your sex life like during a family trip? How angry do you get at flight changes? And do you think our kids sound like spoiled brats?! We also talk about traveling during coronavirus times, needing to take a Covid test to get on a flight, and generally getting back to real life now that everyone is getting vaccinated. How much is worrying about the virus, and how much is anxiety transitioning back to being busy, especially in crowded LA? Can Weens just stay forever in her virtual college homeschool cave?! Listen for a Sixteen Candles trivia question, and weigh in on whether you’d be interested in a Beastie Boys whale watching cruise!

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Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme by Julianne Eggold
“Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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Easter Dog, Feckit, Paul Williams, and Microaggressions



E110 – Easter afternoon we took the podcast for a walk on the dog trail. Are you into Jesus?! We talk traditions in our house, and the hunt for the golden egg brings up the trophy-for-all discussion. Hear Juls’ hot take on overconfident kids and practical parenting. We’re interrupted by dog fight drama, but Weens quickly channels her Cesar Milan-style advice. We discuss the changing dynamic of our sisterhood and how the little sis is now teaching the big sis. This ties into Joelle’s new favorite idea: The Feck It Fifties complete with a Feckit List, because life is short, who cares what people think, and family is important! In an Ishtar segue, we talk about songwriter, actor, Grammy winner Paul Williams and what happened when Mom and Julianne stayed at his house! We get into Weens’ sociology and psychology studies and learn about microaggressions, schemas, and body language to quickly size a person up. Hot example is Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s paparazzi scuffle back in the day, so of course Joelle paid attention! This also reminds us of the 4-part Showtime series “Love Fraud” about a real hunt for a dirt bag narcissist. Talk about microaggressions! Enjoy an awkward double hello with neighbors in a very “Curb Your Enthusiasm” tinkle moment, and be sure to follow and subscribe everywhere you can find our podcast! Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and “Beautiful Girl” by Julianne Eggold https://www.julianneeggold.com

Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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Promos: PodFix Presents, I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam, and The Filmmakers Podcast, all part of the https://PodFixNetwork.com

Hot mentions: Brilliant Observations Podcast, Michele Harper of @MetaphysicaSpa color therapy, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”, narcissism expert Dr. Ramani

Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com

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Mental Health Checkup and Wrestling



E103 – With the stress of being a busy mom of three, and the isolation of living solo especially during shutdown, we talk quite a bit about our anxiety and depression. This is a re-airing of a livestream event hosted by the Victims & Villains podcast. We were honored to be given an hour during the 24hr awareness-athon during which we talked about mental health, parenting, genetics, lifestyle, and what has worked for us to get through tough times. We go over antidepressant medication and anxiety-reducing tactics, talk about suicide trends, fatigue, and finding purpose. In this episode, we also laugh a lot (Weens falls off her chair right off the bat!), we talk a bit about Glow, Marc Maron, Love Fraud, and trivia questions (email your answers to win swag!).The stories continue with nose and boobie punching, women’s football team tryouts, Survivor auditions, stunt driving school, and starring in the Sega Fighting Vipers video game. Why does the pierced nose logo look so familiar?! And the fun highlight – we watch our avatar selves wrestle other podcasting women in the Cretin’s Guild Championship Tournament via their WWE 2K19 video game! How far does Mouse make it in the rounds? How about Weens? Do we get crowned Champion? How ’bout those outfits? For visuals, watch on our YouTube channel or the original on Cretin’s Guild YouTube. Thank you to Victims & Villains for hosting, to our listeners, to our amazing patrons that keep us afloat, and to our wonderful community of podpals. We love you.

CALL US IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO TALK TO (858) 206-8746 and to hear that YOU ARE LOVED. And keep the resources SUICIDE LIFELINE (800) 273-8255 and CRISIS TEXT LINE 741-741 at hand for professional help. Getting the proper psychological and medical care is a priority because YOU MATTER.

Host: Victims & Villains
Promo: Cretin’s Guild

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