No kids allowed (or, the next Simple Mom Podcast episode is live!)

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Just a quick note to let you know episode 5 of The Simple Mom Podcast is live! Head over to Homefries and click on the play button near the bottom (it has a triangle), or you can find it directly at iTunes—just search for the podcast’s name. This time, I’m chatting with my friend Meagan from The Happiest Mom. We dish on end of the summer slumps, the trend in kid-free zones, and whether we check our email at the playground.

So grab your laundry pile and get folding, because now you’ve got some fun listening! (And hey, if you like the podcast, leave a comment telling us so over at iTunes, k? Thanks.)

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  1. I listened to the podcast, and have to admit I used to be the one annoyed at noisy kids in public (although I did my best to ignore it, and certainly didn’t think I was “entitled” to a kid-free life).

    Until I started teaching Kindergarten.

    And I am grateful – as DS is preschool age, anyway – that my church has somewhere for him to go during the main sermon. No way would he ever sit through the whole thing.

    Though I have to admit, I wish they would let older-younger kids (say, 8 or 9 and up) choose to either go to “children’s church” or “big church.” As it is, age 13 is the arbitrary age at which they start attending “big church.”

    • I’ve never seen a church where children were FORCED to go to nursery/children’s church/etc. I think most parents just go with the flow because it’s easier to concentrate if you’re not trying to keep your kids quiet.

      There are families at my church who have trained their toddlers and preschoolers to sit quietly and listen for a whole 45-minute sermon. I really respect that – a child who can learn to sit still and listen from an early age won’t have to be retrained into it when they are older.

  2. How did you know that I listened to the podcast last night over a mountain of laundry? Thanks for making it long enough to get everything folded! :)

  3. I listened to it last week, good stuff! :)

  4. I listened to the podcast a couple days ago and thought it was great! I would leave a comment at itunes, but I can’t figure out how. I must be technologically challenged. I love your podcasts!

  5. This is the first podcast I have ever listened to, and I have to say thank you. I enjoyed it so much. I stay home with my two year old all day, it’s nice to be a part of a decent adult conversation, (even though I’m not actually a part of it other than listening). I’m going to have to listen to the other podcasts, when my son is in bed. Thanks again!

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