In the last episode of our F*ck That series, Nicole describes a difficult period of her childhood, when she was left on her own to homeschool herself for months. We learn how she made the best of it, using her creative abilities to get her through those lonely days and prep herself for her later introduction to the social world of high school — and she definitely got in some good training for the pandemic-induced social isolation of 2020.
Welcome to the second episode of our F*ck That series, where we talk about some sh*tty childhood experiences and how we overcame them! In this ep, Danie tells us how insensitive remarks from classmates, plus growing up in the thin-obsessed culture of the ’90s, sparked an unhealthy, obsessive relationship with eating and exercise that lasted beyond her teen years. Listen in on her personal story of years of struggle with body satisfaction and what it was that finally helped her shift her thinking and find a healthy balance.
Parenting in a pandemic is a new experience for all of us. Some of us are dealing with life changes well. Some of us... not so much. Either way, it’s thrown all of us for a loop. We are spending a lot more time with our kids than we had originally planned and thinking about what school is going to look like in the fall is anxiety-inducing. Listen to this week’s episode to hear us chat about what our parenting life has been life on this pandemic rollercoaster.
This week we take on the topic of social media and kids. What is an invasion of their privacy, what are some best practices, and what is the best way to handle in-app chat features. It’s a big topic and changes with the ages of different kids, but we do our best to try to figure it out.
Settle in everyone, because this week’s episode starts off with story time with Adam, as he reads us a delightful (and slightly hostile) tale that he wrote in high school. After that, we get into our topic: making friends as adults. We talk about why it’s so hard, how we make it extra awkward and the time Danie’s attempt to introduce herself with a high-five went wildly awry. (If that’s relatable, maybe tune in just for our pro tip on giving perfect high fives.)