Book Club: Once Upon A River

For winter book club we're discussing Diane Setterfield's rich, cozy, and slightly eerie novel Once Upon A River. If you enjoy this book we'd also recommend her other novel, The Thirteenth Tale. We also discover that Setterfield has the most badass author photo and we wish we were friends with... Read more →


Kid Birthdays & Rogue Sidewalk Maintenance

We tackle a subject you've requested and that we have strong thoughts on: kid birthdays! We go down the memory lane of our birthday celebrations growing up, share honest opinions on hosting and attending kid birthdays, and share tips for making birthdays less stressful. No ponies were made to dress... Read more →


Motherhood Transitions & It Is Fall

We dive into all the transitions around motherhood: how we've changed, how we've stayed the same, and the motherhood transitions we're currently experiencing. In Obsessions, emptiness is bringing Erica fulfillment while Kelsey is loving something to make park outings easier. In Neighborhood News: it's fall in case you haven't heard.... Read more →


Self-Help Books & Eye Candy TV

From habits to authenticity to tidying, we're sharing our favorite self-help type books. In Obsessions Kelsey made a simple but significant shower upgrade and Erica is enjoying some quality television with a bonus of eye candy. In Neighborhood News there's a tiny and very friendly neighbor on Erica's street. Our... Read more →


Set In Our Ways & Lighting Judgment

This episode is sponsored by Spii Graphics where graphic design is more than just pretty pictures; it’s a chance to create an authentic experience for your customers and to surprise and delight them at every turn. Connect with Emily at spiigraphics.com and @spii_graphics on Instagram. We share how we're set... Read more →


2020 Intentions & Aspirational Neighbors

This episode is sponsored by Dietitians Dish, a fun conversational podcast between two moms and registered dietitians who share information you can trust on nutrition, food, and feeding your family. Find Dietitians Dish wherever you listen to podcasts and connect with them on Instagram at @dietitiansdishpodcast. Thank you so much... Read more →


2019 Wrap Up & Pathetic Christmas Lights

We're wrapping up 2019 with a look back at the year: the highlights, the challenges, and a round up of a few favorites. In Obsessions Kelsey loves something lighting up her life and Erica sings the praises of a produce aisle favorite. In Neighborhood News, our holiday light displays are... Read more →


Ten Things We're NOT Doing This Christmas

This episode is sponsored by Friendlier, the podcast for friends who love to talk, read, and eat. On each episode longtime friends Abby and Sarah review books, share recipes, and explore a sometimes random/sometimes serious topic. If you like The Girl Next Door we think you'd enjoy Friendlier! Subscribe to... Read more →


Siblings & Inside Jokes

This episode is sponsored by Destinations with Character, a travel agency with extensive experience planning family friendly vacations including Disney destinations and cruises. Let travel agent Maryanne Walsh plan your next family vacation at no additional cost to you. You can find Destinations with Character on Facebook and Instagram, and... Read more →


Favorite Things Gift Guide & Makin' Bacon

Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you today! With the gift-giving season upon us, we're sharing several of our favorite things that we think would make great presents. We have ideas for kids and adults and at all price ranges. Plus we share what we each like to have... Read more →