Deborah Norville On Balancing Family And Career
I loved catching up with award-winning journalist, Deborah Norville. I read one of her books years ago, and she inspired me to be in the business. Her children are grown now, but she had some great advice balancing your career and your work life.
Meredith and Roxanne catch up on what the first month back-to-school has been like? Does it feel like you are treading water? Does it feel like you'll never catch up on what you have to do to prepare your kids for school each day and yourself for what you have to do? You are NOT alone. Have some la…
Getting Back Into The School Groove
Think back to when you were a kid...how did you feel about going back to school? I was always terrified. And I liked learning, and I loved my friends, but back-to-school gave me anxiety. Now, that anxiousness has carried over into adulthood, but I try to hide it from my kids, so I don't pass it on …
Busy Badges And Binge Drinking
Meredith and Roxanne talk about how busy they feel during this time of year and how annoying it can be to other people when you are wearing your "busy badge." It feels like busyness is your excuse. "Sorry. Can't get together. Too busy." It's like you hide behind your busy badge. The conversation qu…
Air Travel Tantrums
We hear quite often about adults and their bad airport behavior by adults. This time we have a story to share about a kid gone wild on the luggage conveyor belt. Roxanne catches up with Froggy from the MJ Morning Show. (Mer will be back on the next edition.) Froggy and his wife Kim are raising boy…
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Meredith has a big decision to make about whether or not she should go to a wedding abroad. It is in ITALY. So how can she pass that up?
Bedtime Tequila Stories
Roxanne's daughter has a weird tick where she wants her mom to keep repeating the story of Roxanne's night out with Meredith. She asks her to tell it to her at bedtime. "And then what happened, Mom? And then what did you order for dinner? And then what to drink?" Kids get hyper focused on strange t…
3 Rules For Best Friends
This is a very personal topic we got into this week, but it hits on some of the things that are most important to us on PG Parental Guidance Needed: friendships and conversations with kids. A couple of weeks ago, I lost a best friend to cancer. She was such an incredible person and friend, and I …
Mom Needs A Weekend Away
Meredith prepares for her girls' trip to Miami. Pack the bikinis and leave the mom guilt behind.
Keep Summer Simple
Are you asking yourself, "What am I gonna do all summer to keep my kids entertained?" Don't stress. Less is more. Sometimes it feels like we need to have them occupied every second of the day, but just let them be spontaneous and don't put undue pressure on yourself. Keep summer simple!