This Family Tree Podcast
Ep. 138: Marissa Mercanti

Ep. 138: Marissa Mercanti

August 4, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about how to get ahead when you feel uninspired and unmotivated.

 

Experienced jetsetter Marissa Mercanti (@thedaydreamdiaries) talks family travel, and shares some amazing advice when travelling with littles. A must-listen if you plan on hopping in that airplane anytime soon!

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like "female Viagra," the shifting focus of Instagram, how dads respond to miscarriage, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

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Ep. 137: Anneliese Lawton

Ep. 137: Anneliese Lawton

July 20, 2022

Alex and Shane chat self-discovery, meeting the wrong TikTok fans, the worst mistake you can make as a parent, and relationship arguing habits.

 

Author of the upcoming "Welcome to the Jungle," Anneliese Lawton, discusses losing yourself as a woman, how motherhood can help us put "self" into perspective, and the importance of prioritizing mental health. 

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like useful parenting hacks, surrogacy, how relationships change after marriage, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

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Ep. 136: Jacqueline Hooton

Ep. 136: Jacqueline Hooton

July 13, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about a questionable night out, and unique traits in people.

 

Jacqueline Hooton is a trainer who puts women's health and body autonomy first. She primarily helps women in their 50s and 60s get strong so they can enjoy "optimal ageing." Jacqueline discusses what we can start doing as younger people to help set our bodies up for the long run, gendered ageism, and the beauty in growing older as a woman.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like who has the best Jerry Seinfeld impression, equitability in a marriage, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Miku Smart Baby Monitor - visit www.mikucare.com and use promo code FAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the best smart monitor on the market!

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

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Ep. 135: Jillian Kozlowski

Ep. 135: Jillian Kozlowski

July 6, 2022

Alex and Shane discuss Subway workers getting murdered over mayo, their time in wine country, and Shane's sabbatical.

 

Toddler and child sleep expert Jillian Kozlowski (Snooze Baby Co) takes listener questions from stressed out and overtired parents. She helps a LOT with Alex's fears about having the kids start room sharing, and tackles child bedtime struggles.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like cross-nursing, leaving kids home alone, why fans are mad at Kim K's parenting, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

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Ep. 134: Desiree Nielsen

Ep. 134: Desiree Nielsen

June 22, 2022

Alex and Shane debate the success of Father's Day, and go through the qualities each possesses that ticks the other one off.

 

Author of "Good for Your Gut," and "Eat More Plants," Desiree Nielsen, discusses how to eat to promote and maintain gut health, why it's so important, and why eating more plants (without having to go vegetarian) can benefit you.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like toddler sports, movie remakes, the benefit of having a warm uterus, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

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Ep. 133: Dr. Darcy Sterling

Ep. 133: Dr. Darcy Sterling

June 15, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about feeling down, how they would describe their relationship, and the process of leaving the house with kids.

 

Dr. Darcy Sterling (renowned Relationship Expert, host of E! Network's "Famously Single," social worker, therapist to the stars, and social advocate) discusses all things relationships, and habits we have that either help them develop or cause tension. She explains "relationship bids," emotional permanence, common stressors, and analyzes Shane and Alex's relationship to provide some practical tips (uh-oh!).

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like getting involved in the world of creating, allowing your kids to use Photoshop, gifts at children's parties, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Miku Smart Baby Monitor - visit www.mikucare.com and use promo code FAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the best smart monitor on the market!

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

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Ep. 132: The Speech Sisters

Ep. 132: The Speech Sisters

June 9, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about the correct pronunciation of "s'more," proper etiquette when it comes to bathroom smells, and the ingenious way that Kristen Bell explained sex to her kids.

 

The Speech Sisters, knowledgeable and lovely speech pathologists Brooke and Bridget, discuss important speech milestones, when not to sweat it, and let Alex pick their brains on toddler speech development.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like PDA overload, social media detox, Texas' nonsensical laws, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

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Ep. 131: Tabay Atkins

Ep. 131: Tabay Atkins

June 4, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about their time in Saint Martin, the pronunciation of foreign places, breastfeeding in public, and a celebrity run-in.

 

The world's youngest yogi, vegan chef, reiki master, plant based nutritionist, and all around-positive human Tabay Atkins (16 years old), discusses the importance of finding your vocation, dedication, and working toward your dreams. Tabay shares the importance of yoga and getting in tune with your emotions, and how his mother's cancer diagnosis changed both of their lives for the better.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like keeping kids quiet on an airplane, babysitting services at resorts, Goop's luxury diaper prank, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

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Ep. 130: Dawn Barclay

Ep. 130: Dawn Barclay

May 18, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about the recent birthday extravaganza, annoying habits, the sexiest songs ever written, and guilty TV pleasures.

 

Author of the coming book, "Travelling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse," Dawn Barclay shares helpful tips on how to make your family vacation work, whether or not your child is neurodiverse. She covers everything from the plane ride, to the hotel, to activities you can check out in different cities that will engage your kids.

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like the recent controversial Calvin Klein post, dating someone who had been involved in an affair, how building a family shapes your relationship with yourself, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Miku Smart Baby Monitor - visit www.mikucare.com and use promo code FAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the best smart monitor on the market!

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

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Ep. 129: Jeena Wilder

Ep. 129: Jeena Wilder

May 13, 2022

Alex and Shane chat about Mother's Day, and international flower scam, expectations VS reality, and giant pizza.

 

Storyteller and mom-extraordinaire, Jeena Wilder, discusses the changing dynamic of the "All-American" family, transracial adoption, supporting adoptive children, virtual twins, and parenting five kids. 

 

Listener questions are answered in the mailbag segment, hitting topics like painful breastfeeding, what to do when the kids catch you getting intimate, and so much more!

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

Tru Earth - save 10% off of Tru Earth's powerful, and eco-friendly products (the laundry detergent strips & surface cleaner are our favourites!) by using the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 when you visit https://www.tru.earth/?utm_source=SOCIAL&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=INFLUENCER&utm_term=ThisFamilyTreePodcast

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras - no clips) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Seedlip - Go to www.seedlipdrinks.com or www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off the world’s first nonalcoholic spirit!

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