Episode 146: Pam Lobley – Why Can’t We Just Play?

Pam Lobley is the author of the book Why Can’t We Just Play? What I Did When I Realized My Kids Were Way Too Busy, a memoir of the summer I spent letting my two sons take time off from all their scheduled activities and JUST play.

She is also the co-author of the book You Definitely Know You’re a Mom When … a charming gift book for moms of young children.

Pam has also written plays, comedy sketch shows and columns on various news outlets including, The New York Times, The Bergen Record, Philadelphia Inquirier, Huffington Post, Today.com, and many more.

In this episode, we talk about not giving your kids too much structure and allowing your kids to free play.

What we talked about:

4:00- Getting to know Pam

10:30- Sibling fighting

15:00- Relatable parenting conversations

29:50- Why Can’t We Just Play

41:30- Encouragement for parents to let their kids free play

55:05- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

You and Your Adult Child

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Episode 181: Hailey Magee – Stop People Pleasing and Find Your Power

I am excited to share my conversation with Hailey Magee. This is a conversation all about communication and setting boundaries and how to stop people pleasing. Big conversation, right? Hailey made it fun and manageable, though! Hailey has a new book out called Stop People Pleasing and Find Your Power! I think there are so … more »



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