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The Girl Next Door Podcast Kelsey Wharton and Erica Ladd

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 395 Ratings

Two (former) next door neighbors, one awesome podcast.
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    Favorite School Supplies & Hide Your Tape

    Favorite School Supplies & Hide Your Tape

    No matter what school looks like for your family the joy of new school supplies can unite us all. We're sharing our favorite school supplies, recommendations for lunch boxes and backpacks, and what we're treating ourselves to for back to school.
    Mentioned on the show:
    Ticonderoga pencils
    Pencil sharpener
    Pip Squeaks markers
    Plastic pencil box
    Clear plastic supply caddy
    Old Navy face masks
    EasyLunchBoxes
    Planetbox bento lunch box
    Lunchbots divided lunch container
    Yummy Toddler Food lunch container recommendations
    Takeya water bottles
    Camelbak water bottles
    Hydroflask water bottle
    LL Bean junior backpack
    F-301 pens (Kelsey's favorite)
    Get To Work Book planner
    Anchored Women homeschool planner
    Papermate Flair pens
    Starbucks cold brew with dark cocoa almondmilk foam
    Nespresso coffee maker
     
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    • 32 min
    Life Updates & Text Your Spouse

    Life Updates & Text Your Spouse

    Hi friends! This is the first "real time" episode we've recorded since early March and, well, a lot has changed! So instead of a book club episode we're bringing you up to speed on what's going on with us. We share how the global pandemic has been impacting our lives, what we're doing for school this year, and the things helping us stay sane. This is a hard season for us all and we are wishing you the best.
    Mentioned on the show:
    We've been going live on Instagram most weeks! Catch them all here.
    Bean salad as recommended by the Friendlier podcast
    Monopoly Deal
     
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    • 37 min
    Household Division Of Labor

    Household Division Of Labor

    In every household there's plenty of work to go around. We chat about what the breakdown looks like in our marriages: the tasks on each of our plates, how we communicate about the division of labor, and which chores we wish we could outsource forever.
    Mentioned on the show:
    Our previous episodes talking about topics in marriage: Dr. Fitness & Marriage Maintenance, Marriage & Putzy Husbands, 6 Things Happy Couples Do, Communication In Marriage & Husbands Next Door
    Weeding tool
    @tonybakercomedy
     
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    • 35 min
    Minor Expertise & Smoothie Butt

    Minor Expertise & Smoothie Butt

    From playing piano and cooking to decorating and more, we reflect on how we are minor experts. Plus the minor expertise we might like to develop one day and the minor expertise we have no interest in acquiring.
    In Obsessions, Erica loves the book she's reading and Kelsey loves her morning smoothie. In Neighborhood News, a backyard was momentarily aflame alarmingly close to Kelsey's house.
    We'll be reading The Giver of Stars for our summer book club. The episode will air on July 29 so grab a copy and join us!
    Mentioned on the show:
    Happier podcast episode on becoming a minor expert
    The Dearly Beloved
     
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    • 41 min
    Dealing With The Gimmies And Whining

    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.
    We'll be reading The Giver of Stars for our summer book club. The episode will air on July 29 so grab a copy or listen to the audio (which we'd highly recommend) and join us!
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    • 38 min
    Hard Conversations With Kids & Awkward Mail Encounter

    Hard Conversations With Kids & Awkward Mail Encounter

    From sex to race and faith, kids have questions about topics that can feel tricky to talk about. We share how we handle these hard conversations in our families, which topics are most challenging for us, and our favorite resources for guidance.
    In Obsessions Kelsey has a new love for an old snack and Erica is bringing Hogwarts into her home.
    Mentioned on the show:
    The Baby Tree
    From Diapers to Dating
    It's Not The Stork
    Cup of Jo Talking to Kids archive
    Talking to Kids About Sex
    5 Ways to Teach Kids About Consent
    Raising Race-Conscious Kids
    Children's Books With Characters of Color
    How To Teach White Kids About Race
    The Code Switch
    Still Processing
    The Nod
    The Conscious Kid
    Rules of Quidditch poster
    Spells and Charms poster
     
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

skdees ,

Obsessed!!

I’ve been binging these from the beginning and laugh out loud at almost every episode! Completely obsessed with these two!

abyard16 ,

Grateful for this Podcast

Kelsey and Erica are so authentic, compassionate, helpful, and funny. I feel like they are my friends when I listen to them talk and they know how to bring joy and meaning to everyday lives. I love how intentional they are and I feel like I have improved my own life for myself and my family by listening to their advice and experiences. I have loved the Instagram live talks they have been doing and it has been just what I needed to get through covid19. Podcasts and people like this who are authentic and supportive are making the world a better place!

DanielleClaudet ,

My favorite podcast!

By far my favorite podcast and it’s the only one i don’t listen to in 1.5 speed. Kelsey and Erica are completely relatable and make you feel like you are sitting down and having a conversation with them. I frequently find myself laughing out loud with them. A must listen to!

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