WTF is Up with Kids Menus? EPISODE 53

In this episode, we rant (and rave a little) about the best and worst kids menus we have seen out there. While some restaurants phone it in with fryer friendly chicken nuggets and microwave pizzas, others are leaning in to family time with more inventive, healthy and/or experience friendly meals to start our kids on a journey toward more adventurous eating.


In this episode we talk about:

Bringing Up Bebe

Jinya Ramen Bar

15 Chain Restaurants with Kids Menus That Don’t Suck

How (and Why) Restaurants are Investing in Their Kids Menus – Bon Appetit

Daniel Tiger’s Banana Swirl

Air Travel with Kids – Our Favorite Tips and Tricks – EPISODE 52

With summer vacations on the horizon, this week we are chatting about air travel with kids. Sarah is taking her first flight with the kiddos this summer, while Claire is a seasoned long-haul traveler, since her kids were toddlers. Claire gives Sarah some of her best pointers on screen time, snacks, and keeping little ones occupied on a long flight – and we also talk about seating arrangements, motion sickness and how to adjust everyone’s expectations and roll with the punches.


This week we talked about:

Sea-Bands for Kids

Motioneaze Essential Oil Roll On

Dramamine for Kids

Introducing Kids to Music with Paul Knight, Riverfield Rocks Director

Our friend Paul is the Director of the amazing Rock Band program at Riverfield – producing up to 15 rock bands each school year with kids from 4th-12th grades. This week we chatted with him about ways to introduce your kids to music, tips for starting music lessons, handling recitals, and learned more about the process it takes to put together actual rock bands full of opinionated kids. We also took some great tangents into our first concerts, advice for parents who have kids that want to pursue the arts, and of course, the dreaded KidsBop.

Talking to Your Kids About Marijuana – with Abby Mashunkashey

When medical marijuana was legalized in Oklahoma last year, dispensaries, billboards and headlines started popping up everywhere we looked and became one of those “tough” conversations in many households. When our friend Abby Mashunkashey started researching the subject for an article she was writing, we invited her on the podcast to talk with us about ways to handle the conversation with our kids. Join us while we chat with Abby (with a few cameos by her adorable puppy!) about tips for talking with kids – and other parents – about safety, ways to break the stigma around medicinal marijuana, and our thoughts about some of the problematic marketing around the medicinal herb.


In this episode we talk about:

Tulsa Kids June 2019: Talking to Kids about Marijuana

Oklahoma SQ 788

THC Universal Symbol

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Marijuana: What Kids Need to Know

Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World, Awkwardness and Kid Movie Ugly Crying – EPISODE 49

This week we celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing some traditions and fun facts from around the world, with Sarah sharing her counterpoint as a Mother’s Day (and most holidays, really) Grinch. After Claire brought it back around with her Mother’s Day Eve tradition, we shared some of our plans for the weekend. Maybe it’s just this time of year? Is Mother’s Day just one more thing to think about in May?


In this episode, we talk about:

Toy Story Trilogy

Mother’s Day Eve – EPISODE 06

Anna Jarvis and other Mother’s Day History –

End of School Schedule Overwhelm, Dream Podcast Guest Hosting Gigs and Pop Culture Emotional Fatigue – EPISODE 48

Remember that Jeopardy category called Potpourri? That’s a little of what this week’s episode is. We had some audio issues while recording remotely, so heads up, there are some odd cut-ins.

We are both suffering from overwhelm from the end of the school year – between the concerts, field trips, school projects due, assemblies and parties, our calendars look like a flow chart of who is doing what and when. Throw in some working mom guilt over missed events and schedule conflicts, and we are both counting down the days along with our kids.

We also share some news about an upcoming guest segment we have on the Tulsa Talks Podcast, and dive into what our dream podcast guest hosting gigs would be, including Claire’s NPR dreams.

As if our kids schedules aren’t enough to wear us out, we also chatted about our Pop Culture Fatigue after seeing Endgame and Game of Thrones over the weekend.

Just a little bit of everything to round out your week guys! Enjoy!


In this episode we talk about:

My Favorite Murder Live Shows

The Blue Whale on Route 66

Tulsa Talks Podcast

Judge John Hodgman

How Did This Get Made