School Update & Little Rollerblading Guys

We're sharing an update on how this very different school year is going for us. Erica is homeschooling her girls and Kelsey's boys are in an online program through a local charter school. We share the challenging, the pleasantly surprising, and our tips for making it work. Whatever school looks... Read more →


Dealing With The Gimmies And Whining

"But I waaaaant it!" That's not fair!" The gimmies and whining from our kids is not our favorite. We chat about how we handle these behaviors in the moment, bigger picture strategies to head them off, and how the gimmies and whining is different between toddlers and big kids. In... Read more →


We're Not Fun Moms

From crafts to pretend play to arcades we are saying "no" and owning not being fun moms. We chat about the cultural pressure to be a "fun mom" and all the ways we aren't fun, but also a few ways that we actually are fun. In Obsessions Kelsey is getting... Read more →


Nesting & When Not To Be Neighborly

When we've been expecting little ones our nesting energy kicks into over-drive. We chat about what nesting has looked like for us, what we're glad we did, what we obsessed about a little too much, and what Kelsey's doing to get ready for Baby Girl Wharton. In Obsessions Kelsey in... 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 →


Day In The Life & Napping On The Job

Join us for a detailed peek into how we spent a recent Thursday as we recount a day in the life of the Girls Next Door! In Obsessions Erica is recommending a funny, moving, and beautiful television show while Kelsey shares something making traveling easier. In Neighborhood News Kelsey was... Read more →


Mental Health & More Firm Bottoms

Support for the podcast comes from iheartsedona, a three bedroom, three bathroom vacation rental in beautiful Sedona, Arizona where we have loved staying over the years. Find pictures and prices at www.iheartsedona.com. Mention The Girl Next Door Podcast when inquiring about your next vacation for 10% off your stay. Thank... Read more →