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What Really Matters (MP3 Version)

What Really Matters is the popular show on making a powerful impact on the way families value their time. Co-hosts Vicky and Jen help today’s busy families lead a simpler life and stay well informed with their entertaining and educationa

Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:36:03 -0400

Last Build Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:36:03 -0400

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Healthy Foods on the Go

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:35:29 -0400

Busy times call for convenience foods. But what do we choose? And what do we avoid? The Nutrition Diva shares secrets for healthier foods on the go!

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Top 10 Time-Management Secrets

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:48:29 -0400

Time Management refers to the ability to use one's time productively. And since we ALL just want to get MORE accomplished, Mridu Parikh is going to share some of her best secrets for being a good manager of time.

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Smart 'n Savvy: Hiring a Contractor

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:00:08 -0400

Finding a reliable contractor and managing your next home project can feel overwhelming and stressful. Sandra from BBB®, your trusted resource, is here with the do’s, don’t and other tips for getting the job done efficiently and properly.

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It's Ok to Go Up the Slide

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:39:31 -0400

Delve into more hot-button issues, from safety versus risk to being full-time entertainment centers, with renegade parent Heather Shumaker. In this case breaking all the rules leads to fewer pressures, respectful parenting, and raising confident, compassionate and creative kids!

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Debt-Free College: Fantasy or Reality

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:45:35 -0500

College costs! A heap of debt! Test scores! Whoa, is your head spinning? Now, think about this: scholarships, positive net worth, graduating on a fast track, free money! Those things are reality, and here to explain is the MoneySmart Family who made Debt-Free college a reality for their children.

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Ask-a-Chef: Dinner Solved!

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:32:39 -0500

Katie Workman, The Mom 100, solves dinner dilemmas by adapting recipes, kitchen tricks, and her Fork in the Road solutions. We discuss her best weeknight cookbook so everyone in the family is happy!

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The Big O - Stop Over-Organizing

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:08:04 -0500

Consider it a free pass! We discuss major things you should not waste time over-organizing and why it really doesn’t matter. Let’s stress less by doing less!

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How to Fight Fair

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:10:12 -0400

Dr. Anne Brennan Malec, author of Marriage in Modern Life: Why it Works, When it Works, shares tips for fighting fair with your partner.

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How NOT to Helicopter

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:49:26 -0400

Stop over-parenting and break free of the helicopter trap! Julie Lythcott-Haims gives us new parenting advice on how to raise kids who work hard, think for themselves, love themselves and will be good to others (a.k.a., a successful adult).

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Be Green: Zero Waste

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:25:53 -0400

Six months of Ree’s trash fits into a 32-ounce Mason jar. Get the scoop on her zero-waste lifestyle and tips for creating less trash in your own life.

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The Upside of Stress

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:27:44 -0400

There is an upside to stress! Learn why it is not always harmful, and in many cases, how it can make us stronger, smarter and happier.

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The Opposite of Spoiled

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:14:58 -0400

Ron Lieber gives us solid, tested advice on how to teach our children to make good financial decisions, develop better habits, and acquire the tools they’ll need to grown into grounded, non-materialistic adults.

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:20:46 -0400

So you’ve explained the birds and the bees and it wasn’t that bad, right? Well, that was the beginning. As kids’ bodies grow, so do their feelings and now there is much more to discuss: porn, oral sex, STDs, pregnancy, gay sex, body fluids, and, whoa!, we’ve just scratched the surface! We get very personal (and prepared) with Betsy Brown Braun on quite possibly the most important parenting show yet!

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What the Fork Are You Eating?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:08:47 -0400

See how small changes in food choices can make BIG everyday differences with Stefanie Sacks, author of What the Fork are you Eating?, and create an action plan for your pantry and plate - by simply starting where you are right now!

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The Big O - Low Cost Tools

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:10:50 -0400

Oh, the joy of opening up a drawer and being able to find exactly what you are looking for! With a little organization and a few tools (affordable ones), you can create simple and productive routines in your home that make you HAPPY!

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10 Smart Decisions After 40

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:40:16 -0400

Of course the future is impossible to predict, but one thing is for sure... With turning 40, comes new found freedoms and interests. Your life roles and relationships have changed and now you have the opportunity to adjust your focus, get your act together and remove the fear of being middle-aged! Listen in for 10 smart decisions for women after 40!

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Helping a Friend with Cancer

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:28:21 -0400

We’re talking about cancer. How can we TRULY be the best support system for friends and family in need? Aimee Kandrac, founder of What Friends Do, shares her thoughts on what to say, what not to say, what to do, and what not to do.

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The Smoothie Show

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:23:26 -0400

Drink your way to better health with Molly Morgan of Creative Nutrition Solutions.  We talk about smoothies of all sorts: kid-friendly, immune boosting, breakfast-time, probiotic, nourishing, and even dessert-like .  We also cover smoothie basics such as best liquids, sweeteners and blending tips for success every time!

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The Fringe Hours

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:13:07 -0400

Make more time for YOU! It's easier than you think because we all have pockets of time in our lives that are under-used, wasted or simply overlooked. Whether 5 minutes or 1 hour, use those fringe hours in a happy, meaningful way!

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Living Well Spending Less

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:32:57 -0400

Today we are in search of the Good Life on a budget with Ruth Soukup. And the Good Life means a lot of things: balance, savings, time-management, less stress, organization, and less guilt. We talk about a little of each as we shift our attitudes and daily habits to create the life we have always wanted.

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It's Ok Not to Share

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:56:41 -0500

This is the only interview you’ll hear the guest give parents permission to let their kids swear, hit, kick, play with weapons and hog toys as long as they want.  Let’s question common parenting adages and offer up a brand-new set of renegade rules for raising young kids.

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Little Things Long Remembered

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:42:50 -0500

Maximize whatever family time you have together— be it a minute or two, a weekend, or a holiday - and create long-lasting memories! Susan Newman’s collection of ideas or “little things” will help keep you connected to your children and contribute to building a strong, loving family.

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Ask-a-Chef: Copy Kat

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:06:23 -0500

Stephanie Manley, a.k.a. CopyKat, helps people re-create their happy memories ... through food! Over the years she has developed many recipes that taste just like restaurant recipes. We find out how she does it, favorite recipes and other CopyKat secrets to popular dishes!

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Slim by Design

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:31:45 -0500

This interview is based on a very basic concept: becoming slim by design works better than trying to become slim by willpower. Dr. Wansink shares concrete, actionable solutions that his Lab has developed, tested, analyzed, and tweaked in dozens of cities across the US and abroad. He shows how you can eat better, control your eating at restaurants, shop like a slim person and eat less at home without having to think about it.

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Girl Friendships Q and A

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:30:08 -0500

Friend issues can be HUGE and overwhelming for both parents and kids. Annie Fox M.ed., parenting expert and school change agent, provides girls with real solutions to handle very real issues with courage, empathy and respect.

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Six Tips for Being Holiday Ready

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:07:26 -0500

The holidays often come with a long list of to-do's, high expectations and for many - STRESS! We are getting ready, early, with 6 tips from Mridu Parikh who brings order to your busy holidays so you can truly enjoy them!

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Simply Cool - Kickstarter

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:50:31 -0400

Kickstarter is about innovation, creativity and technology and it is so “Simply Cool” we want to know more: the benefits, guidelines, success stories and more!

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Successful First Dates

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:34:03 -0400

Have a happy, healthy, and enjoyable dating and social life with The Dating Advice Girl! We talk successful first dates and how to avoid conversation faux pas, awkward follow-ups and other embarrassing moments!

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Same 5 Kid Arguments

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:56:04 -0400

Are you having the same arguments with your kids over and over? Until you change something, you will forever and ever have those same arguments.  Nip it! This is what child development and behavior specialist, Betsy Brown Braun, will help us do with real-life solutions for avoiding these common conflicts.

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The Big O - 5 Right Now

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:25:44 -0400

Want to feel lighter, more motivated and better organized? Try these 5 simple ideas for things to organize RIGHT NOW that will yield big results in little time.

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Six Back-to-School Strategies

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:28:51 -0400

The start of the school year signifies OPPORTUNITY, a time for a fresh start to do things differently. If you're feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling and driving that are taking place, listen in for a simpler, less stressful school year.

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Middle School Makeover

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:20:42 -0400

Michelle Icard helps parents navigate an awkward time in a child’s life with the Middle School Makeover. Understand and connect with tweens, ease stress and improve the middle school experience!

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When a Friend Loses a Pet

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:04:40 -0400

What do you do when a friend loses a pet? When it comes to words, we've got the WORST and the BEST. Find out what to say to someone in mourning.

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Nutrition Matters - Skinny Size It

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:54:51 -0400

Busy life sometimes gets in the way of eating healthy.  We buy prepared foods, do desperate drive-thru runs and even order meals that we think are healthier. Dietitian and nutritionist Molly Morgan shares 101 recipes that give you fast, easy and favorite dishes with a skinny makeover.

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Sugar-Addiction and Self-Acceptance

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:52:45 -0400

Make positive changes in your life. Be kinder to yourself. Have a little self-compassion. Karly Randolph Pitman, founder of Growing Human(kind)ness, helps men and women heal, grow, adapt and change. Today we talk about shifting out of compulsive patterns (like sugar addiction) and gaining more self-acceptance.

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Smart Woman's Guide to Retirement

Fri, 16 May 2014 11:40:56 -0400

Save for your future today, no matter your age! “Catch up” strategies for late-starters, three easy things to get you motivated, and all-around sensible money management tips will leave you feeling confident about the idea of retirement - before and after!

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Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:02:55 -0400

Doesn't this sound amazing: raising a child who has faith in himself, trusts his own judgement, is a problem solver and doesn’t see hiccups along the way as complete showstoppers? You might be thinking “ahhh, the independent child”  but we’re going beyond that to the “self-reliant child”.  Similar, but not the same. Tune in and learn more!

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Money Sense - Credit Cards

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:34:49 -0400

The Money Coach paid off over $100K in credit card debt. How did she do it? Lynnette helps us better understand credit cards: the fine print, transferring balances, annual fees and how to choose the best card.

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The Big O - Spring Clean

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:37:42 -0400

To many, the turn of a season symbolizes renewal and happiness. It’s an opportunity to feel great about our lives and our homes. Some spring clean, while others freshen up or get more organized. On this episode of The Big O, we do a little of each and become rejuvenated with Monica’s simple tip for home maintenance, cleaning and clutter.

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Free-Range Kids with The World's Worst Mom

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:06:16 -0500

Today we are going to "Lean Out" of our kids' lives a little. We’ll learn that our kids are not in constant danger, they are smarter and safer than society gives them credit for, and Lenore’s Anti-Helicopter Parenting Movement can be great for US and THEM! We’re talking kids and safety, believe it or not, with The World’s Worst Mom!

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Masterminds and Wingmen (Part 2)

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:17 -0500

From the famous author of the best-selling book, Queen Bees and Wannabees (the basis of the movie Mean Girls) comes Rosalind Wiseman - but this time introducing us to the BOY WORLD.  She addresses common boy challenges from showing emotions and fighting, to discipline and sports.  Rosalind helps parents understand all things boys, including the social hierarchies and the unwritten rules that are part of their world.

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The Big O - Downsizing

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:01:28 -0500

We live our lives thinking that more is better and bigger is better.  According to Monica Ricci, this is not always true. Instead, let’s organize smarter, think double-duty, de-clutter and utilize our space better. Basically, let’s downsize!

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Meal Makeovers - Dinner Dilemmas

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:51:42 -0500

Dinner can be a huge challenge for families and some of our tried and true favorite recipes might not be as healthy as they could be. In this fourth episode of Meal Makeovers, Janice and Liz share easy ideas for planning dinners with good nutrition weaved in.

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The Big O - Organized All Year

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:07:04 -0500

How about FIVE simple tips that ANYONE can do to keep ANY home more organized, ALL YEAR LONG? We talk drop zones, mail piles, optimal storage, daily routines and identifying space. Listen in and love your home again!

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The Picky Eating Solution

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:04:12 -0500

Could the past 20 years of expert advice about our picky eaters be wrong?  Could we be setting our kids up for below standard nutrition now and bad eating patterns later? Well, now there is NEW research: knowledge that interactions with food, and parent-child relationships, are more important than the type of food we are setting on the table! Join us and learn how to feed our children by working with their temperaments, not against them, for healthy, drama-free meals!

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The Big O - De-Cluttering Guide

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:37:45 -0500

There is clutter.  Now there is a guide!  In this episode of The Big O, we cover the overwhelm many people feel when de-cluttering by identifying solutions that will lead to clarity in most any area.  Also, a special guest joins in to talk about the emotional part of the de-cluttering process: how she lost it all in Katrina and what it meant to part with her family belongings.

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The Big O - Large Spaces

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:13:34 -0500

Organizing that small stuff around the house can make us feel so accomplished and wonderful, so let’s see what happens when we go BIG and organize the BIG spaces in our homes - garages, attics, mudrooms and more. We’ll learn from professional organizer, Monica Ricci, that big doesn’t necessarily mean overwhelming.

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Clean Mama

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:35:17 -0500

Get your home clean and organized with Becky (a.k.a. Clean Mama)! Discover new ways to do the mundane tasks with Clean Mama as she shares tips and tricks for everyday life, SIMPLIFIED, and hopefully with a little more fun in the process!

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Masterminds and Wingmen

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:07:34 -0500

From the famous author of the best-selling book, Queen Bees and Wannabees (the basis of the movie Mean Girls) comes Rosalind Wiseman - but this time introducing us to the BOY WORLD.  She addresses common boy challenges from showing emotions and fighting, to discipline and sports. Rosalind helps parents understand all things boys, including the social hierarchies and the unwritten rules that are part of their world.

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The Big O - Designing Spaces

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:02:33 -0500

It's difficult to envision something that isn't there, but online tools and apps can help us see a "picture" of what our space will look like in advance. In this episode of The Big O, we discuss the idea of using technology to assist in redesigning a space. Whether your task is big or small, or your design is new, or maybe just needs improved, this show will help get you prepared!

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Easy Pediatrics - Children and Weight

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:22:15 -0500

Healthy children and healthy weight go hand in hand. Dr. Dyan Hes, named a 2013 top doctor by NY Magazine and a leader in Pediatric Weight Management, discusses obesity, diets, junk food pitfalls, and other common parent concerns, but most importantly, realistic solutions to a growing problem with children today.

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Debt-Proof Your Christmas

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:08:35 -0500

A holiday season with no debt, less stress, and more joy? It’s possible. Celebrations can be expensive and possibly cost us all year long, but with our guest’s guidance (syndicated personal finance columnist Mary Hunt), we’ll discover that you don’t have to spend a lot to have the perfect holiday. We talk over-spending when it comes to gifts, decorating and entertaining and approach the holiday season with a joyful plan.

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The Wimpy Kid Show

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:32:38 -0500

Middle school … full of perils, moldy cheese and loaded diapers.  Holler for your kids and listen to our chat with Jeff Kinney, the author of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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The MoneySmart Way to Better Health

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:30:15 -0400

Health insurance, medical jargon, co-pays, claim disputes and big bills. Yuck! Well, let’s turn that around - into informed and in charge of our own, BETTER, health care.  To do that, we have with us Steve and Annette Economides, America’s MoneySmart Family.

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The In-Law Survival Guide

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:54:43 -0400

The saying goes ... you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family - and that goes double for in-laws. Marriages and families in general are impacted to some degree by a problematic relationship between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law says Dr. Deanna Brann. Dr. Brann helps us avoid total family breakdown by determining the root causes of difficulties and provides a practical toolkit to change relationships for the better. If you’re “reluctantly related”, this show is for you!

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Smart 'n Savvy - Donations

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:26:19 -0400

This show is about good will in two ways.  #1 bringing out our best, our “good will”, shall we say.  And # 2, about the company itself. We get smart about our donations to Goodwill and other organizations, and savvy about how it works behind the scenes.

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A Zippy Love Life

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:12:18 -0400

Cue the candlelight, soft music, and a smidgen of nutrition. We are going to discovery our sexy selves with Elizabeth Somer, author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy”. It’s more than just putting on a little black dress or a studly suit. Bring on the confidence, energy, aliveness, and gusto and watch sparks fly!

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How to Get Your Next Job

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:18:35 -0400

Get an inside look at what employers REALLY want: things you should never do, never say, never wear and more!

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School Lunches - Choose Right

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:16:53 -0400

You have fought the battle of school lunch: limited time, picky kids and waste while always aiming for the upmost nutrition. Now, it’s time to win! Let’s talk triumph with dietician and health enthusiast Molly Morgan about school lunch guidelines, improvements, and healthy lunch bag contents.

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300th Podcast Celebration

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:59 -0400

In the Big 300th, we reunite with past guests who share positive and inspirational milestone stories to encourage others to keep life simple. We cover motivational tips for slow-living, happiness blockers (and boosters!), money smarts, skinny rules and fresh, new perspectives on leading a happy, healthy life!

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Smart 'n Savvy - Business Basics

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:57:31 -0400

If you're creative and want to build a career around your talents, then listen in! We share practical and easy-to-apply business advice for writers, bloggers, crafters and other creatives to help you run a profitable, fulfilling business.

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The Vagina Nerd

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:01:45 -0400

Our guest, Kati Bicknell, is devoted to giving women the knowledge, support and proper tools to understand how their fertility works. Join us for a talk about cycles, ovulation, and other girly stuff with The Vagina Nerd.

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Wonderfully Strong-Willed Children

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:05:20 -0400

Have a strong-willed child? Well, lucky you! At challenging times, remember this: strong-willed children turn into self-motivated, independent young adults. Betsy Brown Braun defines such a spirited child and gives us parent strategies that won’t "break their spirit," so they can become the strong leaders they are capable of being.

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The Guide to Great Kid's Sleep

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:26:25 -0400

One of the biggest sources of parent confusion: sleep rules for kids! Since sleep deprivation can cause chaos, illness, obesity and even marital conflict in households, we tackle big issues such as, cry to sleep, bedtime routines, never wake a sleeping baby, white noise, spoiling and more with Dr. Harvey Karp, nationally renowned pediatrician.

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One Chic Mama - for Less

Mon, 20 May 2013 17:03:18 -0400

Good Words: Affordable. Chic. Confident. Bad Words: Guilt. Frustration. Frumpy. One Chic Mama defines fabulous with advice on strategically and confidently building (and maximizing) our wardrobe with items that feel right, cost less, and most importantly look like YOU.

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Ask a Chef - The Bikini Chef

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:23:20 -0400

Get inspired to eat healthy and create simple meals that are light, fresh and citrus-y the “bikini way” with Susan Irby, The Bikini Chef.

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Smart 'n Savvy - Identity Theft

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:49:15 -0400

Keep your personal information (and identity) safe so you can prevent havoc with your finances and credit history. Trey Loughran, the President of Personal Information Solutions at Equifax, joins us for an important talk about this fast-growing and sometimes “invisible” crime.

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The Big O - Ask Monica Part 3

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:47:20 -0400

Our most popular series addresses a variety of organizing questions that will lead to a more productive and happy you! Listeners submit questions about time-management, paperwork and filing systems, outdoor tools and projects, and daily routines that keep you organized.

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The Happy Hour Effect

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:25:06 -0400

The Queen of Stress Relief, Kristen Brown, shares secrets to minimize stress and maximize life during busy and challenging times.

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Nutrition Matters - Energize with Food

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:24:12 -0500

Learn the best ways to plan your “family menu” for mid-day slumps, recovering from illness, sports and exercise, taking tests and more. Get these energy-boosting tips from Molly Morgan, Dietitian and author of The Skinny Rules.

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Vandj 289 Age-Proof Your Body

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:16:03 -0500

New research shows that simple changes in what we eat, how we supplement, and how much we move could stretch those healthy middle years into our 80s and beyond. Elizabeth Somer shares secrets that will help us look younger, protect our memories and lower our risks for all age-related diseases.

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Smart 'n Savvy - Social Media Manners

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:00:11 -0500

Whether you pin, tweet or post -  for business or for fun - there are do's and don'ts when it comes to social media.  Find out what they are with Dabney Porte, founder of Social Media  Manners, as she teaches us the fine art of her "social media dance" and empowers us to build strong, positive connections online.

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The Happiest Toddler

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:43:42 -0500

“My do it.” - cute.  “NO! MINE! MINE!” - not so cute.  Learn effective toddler talk and watch the terrible two’s turn into the terrific two’s with Dr. Harvey Karp.  Raise your toddler to be happy and confident, all the time, so you can be the “happiest parent on the block”.

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Showing Social Courage

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:25:40 -0500

Will your kids do what’s right when no one’s looking? Annie Fox, empowerment activist, helps us help our children to develop social courage in every day situations, even under the most challenging circumstances.

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The Big O - Food

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:05:55 -0500

Take charge of your kitchen: maximize food storage, keep track of small items (and make room for the large), and find things quickly when you need them! You'll be amazed at how you can not only save money, but streamline meal preparation and minimize clutter!

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Sensitive Parenting Issues

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:54:56 -0500

We need the "straight up and honest" because we're going to chat about some sensitive family conversations with Betsy Brown Braun - same sex marriages, boys and nail polish, and "Look at that man's BIG nose!" kinda comments.

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Be Green - Self Care

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:59:05 -0500

Think about how many products you put on your body each day. Then ask yourself, do you know what those products are made of? Eco-Beauty, wellness and green lifestyle expert, Randi Ragan, shares shocking facts about beauty and self-care, shopping for safe products, and tips for a medicine cabinet “makeover”.

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Creating Your Slow Holiday

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:22:32 -0500

The holidays may sneak up on us FAST, but it is possible to SLOW them down. Bernadette Noll, co-founder of Slow Family Living, helps us manage our obligations, find a "yes" in the "no", focus on connection versus conflict and implement the "Grandma Filter" into all of our holiday plans.

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Suffering Succotash

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:08:27 -0400

Our picky guest today lived for years on grilled cheese and agonized over peaches. But this picky eater turned “foodie” and shared her experience in her book Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate. Good for us since it helps us learn how to banish food hates, ease the embarrassment of being “choosy”, and survive the world of restaurants, parties and picky children.

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Getting Along for the Holidays

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:28:15 -0400

For many people, the holidays are joyous. For others the holiday air is filled with dread and worry. One factor that can make it so tough is spending time with difficult relatives. Beverly Flaxington, relationship expert, helps us understand other people which can make our family gatherings happier and easier.

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Nutrition Matters - Its NOT About Nutrition

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:14:17 -0400

Why do SOME kids eat peas? Good question, huh? Our guest, Dina Rose, takes a new sociological approach to feeding our children nutritiously AND teaching them to eat right FOREVER. It’s all about shaping habits first - find out how!

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Smart 'n Savvy - Women Auto Know

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:00:07 -0400

Find the "right" place to take your car and have the confidence you need to get the service and quality you deserve.  Audra from What Women AUTO Know drives us through quick lubes, dealers and auto shops for a full tank of Smart 'n' Savvy.  It's more than just an oil change ladies!

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The Big O - Photos

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:27:02 -0400

Digital cameras. Upside ... we can instantly proof and click again if we need to, then quickly share our perfect photos with our family and friends. Downside ... our photo software can easily become a debacle of disorderly, unlabeled and difficult-to-find photos. Best side ... Monica Ricci is here to help us organize our precious photo memories (after we find them) so we can enjoy them for many years to come.

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Nutrition Matters - The Portion Teller

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:10:31 -0400

In many cases, it's not WHAT you eat, it's how MUCH you eat. Do you serve up healthy "golf ball" sized portions or do you fall into the typical American "big gulp" category? The Portion Teller helps us develop portion awareness and lose weight without forbidden foods, calorie counting and food weighing. Listen to our show about diet liberation!

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Slow Living

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:00:44 -0400

Slow down. Connect. Enjoy. Carrie Contey provides us with everyday how-to's on slowing down, while still getting stuff done, so you can feel more peace, connection and joy about your family life.

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Let's "Focus" on ADHD

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:48:35 -0400

Understand the biology of ADHD in a simple, "party-light" kinda way. Find out how this understanding relates to homework and how it effects the ENTIRE family. Make life easier right away when you hear Soar® Study Skills strategies to focusing more and stressing less.

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The MoneySmart Family

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:55:57 -0400

Empower your family to beat the statistics!  The MoneySmart Family System offers easy tips and flexible strategies for raising financially responsible kids, no matter what age or stage of family life you're in.

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Healthy Dog Years

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:01:08 -0400

Our beloved pets don't live nearly long enough do they? That's why we need to optimize their health, step up nutrition and get serious about preventive care. Dr. Ernie Ward shares his "be it, do it, share it" philosophy with us and reveals some surprising facts about dog food, dental care, heart worm and more so our best friends will have many healthy dog years to come.

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Kids Cleaning House

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:59:59 -0400

Are you an enabler, finagler, procrastinator, and charter member of the organizationally-challenged club too? Kay Wills Wyma shares a few secrets to taming the "youth entitlement epidemic", secrets she learned from her 12-month cleaning house experiment. Listen in and introduce your kids to basic life skills and lessons that will lead to success in independence, confidence and concern for others.

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The Big O - Kid's Rooms

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:12:23 -0400

High spaces. Low spaces. Tight spaces. Hidden spaces. We make use of every nook 'n cranny in kid spaces. Tiny stuff. Big stuff. Clothing stuff. Collections of stuff. We discuss creative storage solutions to organize all the common kid stuff!

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How to Not Kill Your Baby

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:28:23 -0400

Have you ever read a parenting book that left you feeling inadequate? If so, you need How Not To Kill Your Baby, a parody of every fear-mongering, crazy-making parenting manual you've ever cringed over. The author, Jacob Sager Weinstein joins us for such a light-hearted parenting chat. Listen in, unless you're some kind of baby-hating creep who wants to parent all wrong.

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Nutrition Matters: The Skinny Rules

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:51:54 -0400

Dietician and nutritionist Molly Morgan has collected 101 secrets so you can feel good and lose weight—without dieting! - and she shares the big ones with us on our Nutrition Matters Series.

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Vandj 268 Grandparents Today

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:35:46 -0400

Multigenerational expert, Amy Goyer, helps us build strong, healthy and nurturing relationships between parents, children and grandparents.

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The Show of Doing

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:06:09 -0400

Based on The Book of Doing, we learn how to make time for the things we love, unlock our creativity and joy, and use our life as a blank canvas to find happiness.

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Holding Family Meetings

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:46:34 -0400

Annie Fox shares a family meeting plan that will provide parents with a golden opportunity to connect more deeply with their kids, become better listeners, teach the art of compromise and will help everyone work together to resolve any family problem.

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The Big O - While You Wait

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:17:59 -0400

You don't have to be at home to get organized! Traveling, doctor appointments, soccer practice... are all ideal chunks of time to scratch things off your to-do list. Monica Ricci helps us stay productive and focused at times when we are required to wait.

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Preserving Family Memories - New Traditions

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:27:48 -0400

Everyone wants quality family togetherness, but in these "busy" times, it seems increasingly harder to achieve.  Family expert, Meg Cox, offers quirky, meaningful and even traditional ideas that will provide a sense of home and identity for both parents and kids and help bring the fun back to family life.

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The Power of Habit

Thu, 24 May 2012 22:10:41 -0400

The author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, enlightens us with the fascinating science (yes, science) behind our daily habits and how being aware of them, and even changing them, can transform our lives, careers and relationships.

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Getting Naked

Tue, 15 May 2012 13:01:18 -0400

Get naked, or at least put on your thong, as we have an honest, hopeful discussion with Harlan Cohen about getting a date, falling in love, finding happiness, or for those married couples, staying happy with the love of your life.

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Playdate Protocol

Thu, 10 May 2012 12:53:36 -0400

Playdates come with issues: different parenting styles, new rules, safety concerns, bad kids and left behind siblings. Parents need solutions. Betsy Brown Braun gives us the protocol for productive and stress-free playdates.

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