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Sex and Love



E64 – Let’s talk about sex. Addicted to love. We put ourselves in the hot seat and discuss role playing in relationships, hear from a couple girlfriends about their fantasies, and talk about spicing up a marriage. When it comes to single life, why do some women pick dirt bag guys? Learn about sex and love addiction and its connection to parenting. The little sister teaches the big sister a lot about attachment theory in this one, amidst lots of laughter and anatomy jokes, especially in our closing song. We just can’t help ourselves. We get real with our love lives and it gets real uncomfortable!

Song credit: “Synonyms of Sex” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Kohn
Promo: #NoOffense Show
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Girls Trips, Moms Nights Out, Female Friendships



E62 – Mouse recaps her girls’ trip wine tasting in Mexico with friends but feels guilty being gone three weekends in a row. Meet Joelle’s friends and find out if her husband is really okay with all this time away or resentful? Are the kids feeling abandoned thinking mom is selfish? How do you take female friends from acquaintances to besties and how do you keep those friendships going over the years? We go over reasons why we need our mom’s nights out and the science behind having girlfriends. We will post study references in our Show Notes. Hear the statistics on how much moms really work and how much free time they have to themselves. No wonder we need our time away! Then we read a controversial article about why some mothers don’t want girl time. Is it healthier to focus more on your husband or is it codependency? Joelle feels judged by this “blessed” woman who shoulds her, but maybe it’s insecurity and she needs to hear it? Weens does a great job giving advice as a non-mom and talks kids’ independence, giving up some control, and raises the future question of how much you should talk dirty in front of your kids. This is a good one for all of us striving to get balance with parenting anxiety. Please take a listen and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think! Thank you!

Song credit: “The Mouse and Weens Thank You Song” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Kohn
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Fourteen is a Rollercoaster



E59 – We recorded most of this episode while spending a day at the Southern California amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm with Mouse’s 14-year-old and his buddy. Hear our interview with them about video games, restrictions, thoughts on bullying in high school, and what might be going on in the mind of a school shooter. They break down current rap styles and rappers for Weens as she lists off her favorites from the 90’s. And even though we are forgetful and say words like brawn and gams, we were pleasantly surprised that these sweet kids wanted to hang out with us! Mouse tells a story about high school football and marching band, and we jump into our theme park memories of boy crushes. Weens – what a heartbreaker!
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Song credit: “Punch Drunk Weens” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo: Movie Drone Podcast


Mean Girls



E55 – We have encountered undermining women lately and try to get to the bottom of it. Mouse and Weens dig into some evolutionary biology – caveman theories – and we look at young girl groups to understand early mean girl behavior. Why are some women hurtful to each other in the workplace? How do you deal with anger, jealousy, resentment, and sabotage? What can women do to remedy the situation? Hear about both Joelle’s and Julianne’s current mean girl situations, after we play catch up talking kids, cord and screen drama, a Hulk Hogan archery master, whether our dad was the Golden State Killer, and reminiscing about a cute crush boy. Then take a 60’s music trivia quiz with us! The big picture here is to learn about female dynamics and how to improve future situations and relationships with other women.
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Podcast Promos: The Cult of Domesticity and Ignorance Was Bliss
Song credit: “She’s A Mean Girl” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold


Sister Fight



E52 – Here we go! Weens cannonballs into town to talk about the latest news, Mouse recalls her recent dental panic attack, Weens announces her hiatus from working on a TV job is coming to a close, and lets us in on projects she’s doing and a standup class she’s taking! She even tells a joke. Wait for it. Then we go mano a mano on our topic: sister fights! We relive some of our biggest sister fight memories and rehash what actually went down. Who punched first? What got stolen? Hairpulling, door locks, and jealousy, oh my! We get into sibling rivalry, growing up, and what it’s like for Mouse with kids of her own dealing with this. How do you make kids get along? What are some tips on apologizing? As an adult, how do you get along with a sibling now? We’re not experts, but we feel lucky that we have a good relationship and share a little bit about it. Hope you enjoy this episode!
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Podcast Promo: I Said God Damn! A True Crime Podcast
Song credit: “She’s My Sister” by Julianne Eggold


Survival of the Flattest



E49 – Dig in to Weens’ stories from movie sets including Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart and good ol Gary Busey. Mouse’s husband gets into a minor altercation at a reggae concert, we talk about childhood music memories, learn about the talented Dan Mahoney aka “Guitar Dan”, and hear some of the Mouse and Weens theme jam sessions. Mouse talks about the school garden, kids nutrition, gardening and science, seed saving, and volunteering. Plus we discuss tweens, teens, and family rules regarding screen time and the ongoing parental worry about internet porn. Please tune in and join us in a day in the life of Mouse and Weens!
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Song credits: Julianne Eggold and Dan Mahoney


The Lazy Teacher Episode Swap



E29 – We hang out with an awesome teacher, podcaster, and friend – Brian Pawlowski of The Lazy Teacher Podcast – in our first ever episode swap! No subjects are off limits as we talk about Weens’ dating life, music, parents vs teachers, school gardens, kids’ nutrition, and all sorts of goofy, giant topics. Enjoy this fun one and please be sure to follow The Lazy Teacher Podcast for Brian’s insight into education, parenting, passion, and life! He’s a good egg! thelazyteacherpodcast.com Song credit: “Giant Friends” by Weens.


Mole, Mule, Mole, Mule



E27 – Mouse explains her family’s Jewish side – the non bar mitzvah birthday campout and the non bris bris. Is 13 a man? Technology, coddling, and helicopter parenting might be to blame. Free range parenting is getting pushback in Mouse’s community probably because of the past small town murders. We talk crime and burglaries, and Weens tells her stolen bike story, ending with a flurry of 80s George confusion!  We remember a family camping trip and get into why men on our dad’s side are solitary – artsy Grizzly Adams or anxiety? Weens tells another hilarious work story, we do some car talk, and get into shame cleaning. Mouse knows new moms are notorious for this! Mouse is balancing her mini midlife crisis needing to go out and party, with working in the school garden, and we give props to all the teachers out there taking care of our kids. Please tell your friends about us. We would love some word of mouth support! www.MouseAndWeens.com
Music credit: “Balzoo” by Weens


Sex Ed in Schools



E21 – Puberty, BO and penis, oh my. Mouse’s kids are going through sex ed in their health classes so we hear what they have to say. The twelve year old also talks about a transgender student and Mouse relates community concerns. We recall our own sex ed schooling and compare memories and PMS patterns. Join in to discuss parent porn fears and how you learned where babies come from.


Parenting Fears, Phone Sex, Car Accidents, and Wrap Parties



E11 – We discuss parenting fears with kids and sports, video games and the internet. Weens tells her babysitting, phone sex, and car accident stories. John Philip Sousa scoots by with his French horn on a skateboard. Why do girls need guys approval and the curse of being people pleasers. We segue into rollercoasters, pet guilt, hating crating, and animal rescue. Mouse got a kitten! Weens talks about the TV show wrap party, Vegas gambling, hitting the stage, and facing her fears! www.MouseAndWeens.com