Today we’re introducing a new interview series, “One Year In,” where guests share with us the ways their lives have changed in light of the past year’s pandemic. Our first guest is John Mleziva, founder of State Line Distillery in Madison, WI. John shared stories of the challenges his distillery and cocktail lounge have faced since last March, as well as the many creative ways he’s worked to keep it all going (we’re definitely intrigued by those cocktail kits…).
We all found it hilarious when that guy went viral because he couldn’t turn off the cat filter in a video meeting, but when Zoom mishaps have happened to us — not so funny! This week we tell our own stories of cameras accidentally left on and mics unmuted … and the mortifying results. Luckily, we’re able to laugh about them now, so listen along and laugh with (OK, at) us!
Do you ever feel like the people around you are smarter or more deserving of their success than you are? If your answer is yes, then you might struggle with impostor syndrome. This week, we talk about what impostor syndrome is — in fact, we take a test to determine if we have it (can you guess which two of us most definitely do?). Tune in to find out where you fall on the scale.
Do you ever feel ancient compared to a lot of your friends? Or like an innocent little kid? This week we talk about the intergenerational nature of our friendship and why Carrie, a Gen Xer, sometimes feels like she’s on a different plane than millennials Danie and Nicole. We discuss our differing life experiences, how our ages might affect our parenting styles, and why Carrie consistently can’t find her Google docs while Nicole doesn’t know what a Trapper Keeper is.
Merry Christmas to all of you from WAF! This week we’ve got a festive little minisode dedicated to Father Christmas himself, the one and only Santa Claus. As is usually the case for us, we all had different experiences with Santa growing up and, as parents, our feelings on how to approach the subject of him with our own kids aren’t exactly straightforward. Do we feel ok lying to our kids about something so big? Is Santa a necessary part of the magic of Christmas? Would we rather just get all the credit for the presents ourselves?