37 episodes

Former neighbors and longtime friends, Kristin Brandt and Erin Kane shared the trials and tribulations, joys, and triumphs of being working mothers trying to do it all, and do it all well (or just good enough) for almost 10 years. Now the parents of teenagers, they have relaunched their popular parenting podcast as they continue to manage the chaotic combination of work and family – at home.

Manic Mommies The Teen Years Kristin Brandt & Erin Kane

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 201 Ratings

Former neighbors and longtime friends, Kristin Brandt and Erin Kane shared the trials and tribulations, joys, and triumphs of being working mothers trying to do it all, and do it all well (or just good enough) for almost 10 years. Now the parents of teenagers, they have relaunched their popular parenting podcast as they continue to manage the chaotic combination of work and family – at home.

    MM 37 - Returning to the Office

    MM 37 - Returning to the Office

    The memo has arrived. Get ready to go back. Whether you're excited, filled with dread, or anticipating the perks of a hybrid schedule, one thing's for sure—it feels different. And yet... for all the promises of how life would change post-pandemic, we're not seeing it. It's all happening so fast and for some of us it's just too much too soon.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    MM 36 - Ready or Not, Here We Come!

    MM 36 - Ready or Not, Here We Come!

    Graduations, senior banquets, prom. The end of a very strange academic year is finally here! A listener asks for our reaction to a particularly sticky graduation situation and we've got opinions. We also announce our plans to re-retire now that we're fully vaccinated. The next chapter awaits.  3, 2, 1...Ready or not, here we come.

    • 53 min
    MM 35 – Something has to give – 585-589-1216

    MM 35 – Something has to give – 585-589-1216

    As kids head back to the field of play, and our schedules rapidly fill up, it's a good time to remember that we can't do it all at once. Something has got to give!

    • 49 min
    MM 34 – Languishing – 585-589-1216

    MM 34 – Languishing – 585-589-1216

    We finally have the word that defines how we're feeling. We're nearly "fully vaccinated" and ready to hang out with friends but do they want to hang out with us? And where will you continue to mask up even after you're told it's safe? We talk about this...

    • 57 min
    MM 33 – Playing Catch Up – 585-589-1216

    MM 33 – Playing Catch Up – 585-589-1216

    It's been a few weeks, certainly longer than we anticipated, and the Manic Mommie have lots to catch up on with holiday entertaining (Easter snuck up on us); school going back fulltime; college selections, new jobs and vaccines. we're doing our best to keep up without getting overwhelmed.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MM 32 – Why Are We Keeping This? – 585-589-1216

    MM 32 – Why Are We Keeping This? – 585-589-1216

    If you are one of the many who lost family members this past year, we know your pain and sadness. Once the immediate arrangements are taken care of, there can be weeks of work ahead to settle the estate and clear out the house. This is emotional,...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

nickname girl ,

So Glad You’re Back! 😍

Totally understand the need to break but so glad you’re back! Just hearing you chat about random stuff makes my day! No need to do anything other than that! ❤️

momof3things ,

Missed you

I didn’t realize how much I had missed listening to you both until you came back to podcasting. Maybe it is because you have kids around my kids’ ages. Maybe it’s because the town you live(d) in is “next door” to where I live. Maybe it’s because I understand the need to save one’s sanity when kids and work can drive you nuts. You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me think, you make me want to do more. Thank you both for coming back during a time when we all thought life would never be the same.

Hb0974 ,

So happy you’re back

My kids are also in the teen years and I relate so much to their discussions. Don’t leave us again!

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