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📰 Newsletter Topic 👸🏻 Society & Culture 💡 Ideas: Big and Small 🤰🏻 Motherhood 😎 Relax & Escape 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 For the Family ⏭ Series
💣= explicit language 🌭 = frank content ⚠️ = sensitive topic
📰 Insider tips on successful meal planning!
“A step-by-step guide designed to teach parents the right way to meal plan without wasting valuable time. No more dreading the question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”!”
Listen to Maximized Minimalist Podcast | Meal Planning Secrets Revealed (31 min)
👸🏻 A rom-com about two Indian families who live next to each other in South Africa
Two families… and the moms hate each other. So, naturally, their kids fall in love.
Listen to The Indicator from Planet Money | Keeping up with the Kandasamys (10 min)
💡 “We’ll teach you how to recycle — properly!”
“It’s not your fault that single-use plastic is everywhere. But with a little planning, you can curb your use of disposables and maybe even save some money in the long run.
Listen to Life Kit | How To Use Less Plastic (25 min)
🤰🏻 “If you could time travel, what advice would you give your younger self?”
“Youth is wasted on the young. We wasted our youth taking the wrong classes in college and layering imaginary agendas onto other people’s dopey behavior. Here’s the best advice we all learned from doing things the wrong way!”
😎 “Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.”
⚠️ From America to Pakistan, a little girl is kidnapped. She finds a copy of Little Women and that’s what keeps her going.
Listen to This American Life | The Weight of Words (61 min)
🧗 Are lawns a good idea?
“Nearly two percent of America is grassy green. Sure, lawns are beautiful and useful and they smell great. But are the costs — financial, environmental and otherwise — worth the benefits?”
Listen to Freakonomics Radio | How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (28 min)
👨👩👧👦 The “pink tax”
“School supplies, sports equipment, you name it, often cost more when they’re designed to look like they were made for girls. People have taken to calling this phenomenon the “pink tax.” This week, we’ll learn more about why it happens and what’s being done about it. “
Listen to Million Bazillion | Why can girls’ things cost more than boys’ things? (24 min)
⏭ “Get involved in the childcare revolution”
“Gloria chats with Elizabeth Warren about how we transform our country’s broken childcare system into one that’s accessible for all. “This is the moment to raise your voice. We have this opportunity to do it, but it’s going to take all of us to push until it gets done.”
Listen to No One Is Coming To Save Us | How We Save Ourselves (57 min)