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Astronauts, Clean Up Your Outer Space!

What in the world is all that junk floating around in Low Earth Orbit? And how in the world can gecko feet possibly help to clean it up? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they take us on an out-of-this-world quest, to solve one of the messiest problems in our solar system! It’s the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the World!

Cuckoo For Cocoa: Journey To The Chocolate Forests Of South America

Where in the world does chocolate come from? And what in the world does eating it have to do with memory? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go cuckoo for cocoa on a wild expedition to a “chocolate forest” in South America! It’s the latest in who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the World!

40: What if candy was good for you?

Remember when Whendiana Joan became a trio of time traveling sisters in order to save the world from a never ending bowl of ice cream? Well, it’s a thing that happened, and now Dr. Joan, Miss Whendy, and Ana are back to face another candy crisis!

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Another Message to Fans

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Enjoy Season 3!

Mouse and the Great Rodent Bake Off

Welcome back for SEASON THREE of Little Stories for Tiny People! I am so happy to be back with a brand new story about our dear friend Mouse. Story themes include friendship and the importance of not giving up on challenging goals.

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41: Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Leg?

We’re answering ten questions as quickly as we can in this episode of But Why. Why do onions make you cry? How do hummingbirds hum? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Do moths have veins in their wings? Do cats that share a home have the same meow? What was the first book? How do libraries get money if people borrow books for free? Why do people have fidget spinners? Why can’t my stuffed animal get wet? And how do pigs poop? Can we do it all in 20 minutes?!

#33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE

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1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS

Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!

 

2:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

 

4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!

 

8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

 

26:48 – AD – BARKBOX

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28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE

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29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

 

 

43:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

 

48:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 33, Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms!

 

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