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That time we went on a Podcast

May 2, 2017 23 comments

It’s time that we talk podcasts….

I under-utilized the podcast app on my phone until last year. I never even bothered with it. I thought it was like talk radio–and it turns out it is a lot like talk radio–only much better.

One day I randomly turned it on…then the next day I listened to another, then the next, then the next, and the next. I can say now that I haven’t gone a day without listening to a Podcast since the day I started.

So, why are they so great?

They’re great because I am thick in throws of motherhood. Most of my verbal communication throughout the day is about making slime, naked butt coconuts, and pleading for Ozzy to not pee in every container-ish shape he comes across (for those of you that saw the cash register video—there’s no further explanation). My mind is seriously lacking in the engaging conversation department– So, the minute I discovered the treasure of conversation that podcast are, I couldn’t go back to not listening.

I listen to them while I do dishes, or fold laundry….or you know how most of the time your kids just want to be with you? Like they simply just want you to sit with them while they play with army guys for 3 hours straight, or while they watch Ryan’s Toy Review on youtube for the millionth time? Thats when I listen. I’m content and filling up my cup, while my kids are content and filling up theirs at the same time.


My favorite podcast right off the bat has been  my friend Lauryn’s from The Skinny Confidential. It’s called Him and Her…and guys, its so, so great. They cover everything from business and relationship talk, to funny as hell/pee your pants guest talk, to beauty, health, and wellness.

Then there’s Tim ferris, who’s always great, Judah Smith with City Church (I love this guy! I start my day with a little church session every morning with him), S Town, Missing Richard Simmons, Lady Gang—I could go on, and on.

Long story short—I like to think that listening to podcasts everyday keeps my mind sharp. It an amazing tool for us moms because I know most of us don’t have the time to sit and read for an hour a day when theres kids to pick up and drop off, a house to clean, and pantry to stock—With podcasts I can mom mode all day long, while feeding my brain and soul at the same time.

Anyway, a few weeks ago Bronson and I actually went on our friends Michael and Lauryn’s podcast called Him and Her…and all I can say is: Amnesia is real. Like SO real. We were so nervous going on, because we all know I am a chronic over-sharer—but when it was over I couldn’t remember anything we talked about..like NOTHING! As the weeks went on I would wake up in the morning remembering bits and pieces, and in total utter terror ask Bronson if he remembered talking about the high school ‘pull out’ method of birth control, to which he would reply ‘yes’–then I would die a million slow deaths.

It’s been an anxious wait to finally listen to (to say the least) and its out today. EEEK! Can we say anxiety ridden? I don’t know how Michael and Lauryn do this multiple times a week, cause listening to your own voice is some sick from of torture….it’s a special sort of hell.  BUT! Take a listen… It gives you a well rounded view of how we started out. And spoiler alert: It wasn’t all rainbows and unicorn fraps….it’s still not.

Let me know what you think!


Allison May 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm

I have read Lauryn’s blog/listened to her podcast for a while now and found yours through her and was so excited to hear you guys on the podcast today! I loved it and love your family – it was so fun learning more about how you started 🙂 Also for the record, I think you are a great mom.

admin May 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Thank you Allison!!! Best compliment everrrr for me

Lauren May 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

You are so so relatable! Hands down my favorite blogger! Thank you for keeping it real. Loved the podcast.

admin May 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Thanks Lauren!!! It’s all I know how to be—but I wish I would sugar coat sommmmmethings. #merrychristmas Haha.

Moriah May 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm

Love your realness about the ups and downs of motherhood. I myself had 3 kids at a very young age so really enjoyed hearing your story on lauryns podcast!!

admin May 2, 2017 at 10:49 pm

There is some strange and powerful unspoken connection between young moms–right?!? Thanks for listening!

Janine May 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

SO into you guys! I’m only a mom of one and you’re so inspiring how you keep doing your own things and raise great little humans at the same time!

admin May 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Thanks Janine!

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Mia May 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

UM you two should consider starting a Podcast… I didn’t want it to end!

Ali May 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm

I was waiting for you episode to come out! So great! You should think about having your own podcast for real!

Tiffany May 7, 2017 at 4:32 am

Omg, I didn’t want the podcast to end! I got in my car to go to work and shrieked with excitement ready to listen. Now I remember I found your insta from Jef + people water…soo long ago! Love following you and your fam 🙂

admin May 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Sooo, sooo, so long ago! I love it when people remember the early days with me!

Lucy May 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Love love loved your podcast episode! Thanks for telling us all the gnarly, real life stuff – it always make life more interesting 🙂

admin May 10, 2017 at 2:24 am

Right? It felt refreshing to talk about!

education school May 11, 2017 at 1:30 am

I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

Maggie May 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Weslie!! I have followed yall’s journey from the beginning! I was so so sad when you took a break from blogging (i get it now, I’ve become a mom too along the way) – I just finished listening to the Podcast & I’m even more in love with you and your sweet little family than the day I first “met” you. Keep doing you’re thang girl, because you’re doing it right!! thank you for being such a beautiful soul!

admin May 11, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Thankyouuuuu! It makes my day reading comments like this!

kristen May 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

I actually really loved having you guys on their podcast! I loved that i could relate as a mother and i loved loved your love story! I told michael and lauryn that they must have more podcast like this because although i love a good wellness, business, or sex podcast mom/love life is what i can relate to the most! Thanks for sharing all those embarrassing yet real moments in your life! i laughed i cried and i smiled! Can’t wait to check out your you tube channel!


admin May 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Thank you Kristin! Sometimes I have a vulnerability hangover and feel sick that I share so much–but this makes it allll worth it

Crystal May 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Merry Christmas – you’re pregnant !

Hahahahahaha omgosh … died laughing!!! You guys!

Sara May 18, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Hi Weslie,

I have read your blog for years, and I’m a fan of Lauryn’s too. You two are the only blogs I read – lol. I love your stories and all about your kids. I’m a mom too of a busy 2.5 year old girl and I think your kiddos are beautiful & hilarious. I just listened to your podcast and loved it. And OMG – I can TOTALLY relate to the fear of your kids acting out in public and the hot mess mom moment that results when it happens! It’s like a hot panic that I swear only moms experience and understand (dads never seem to get it). I feel you! Mom life isn’t easy, but you’re doing a fab job!

Much love from Ottawa, Canada

Sara xo

admin May 18, 2017 at 8:26 pm

right?!?! its theeeee worst! so happy to hear that you listened to lauryns podcast and liked it!


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