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The Imperfect Moms' Club (by Podcast Entertainment Network)

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Two moms coming together to talk about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the really ugly. Join hosts Lisa and Brittany as they discuss both the joys and challenges of being a parent and raising young children. Presented in an entertaining, non-judgmental style, join us on life's greatest adventure!

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E075 - A Fond Farewell to Brittany as Co-Host

August 3rd, 2022

32:53

This week on Imperfect we bid a fond farewell to Brittany. Sort of. You'll still hear Brittany occasionally. She's offered so much wonderful advice …

E074 - Celebrating Magda Gerber, Pioneer in Parent Education

July 27th, 2022

31:07

This week on Imperfect we're reflecting on miss Magda Gerber. She inspired us to recognize babies as whole people from birth who deserve our respect …

E073 - The Groundhog Day Existence of the Stay-At-Home Mom

July 20th, 2022

48:30

There's no "right or wrong" of being either a professional, working mother or being a stay-at-home mom. While being a stay-at-home mom isn't as …

E072 - It's Summertime!!! We're at the Pool, Browsing Social Media

July 13th, 2022

39:21

It's summertime, so forgive us if we're a little "all over the place" in this episode. We're talking about body-positivity (it's ok to have a bit of jiggle!), and we're talking home decor, and even a little bit about …

E071 - Going to the Doctor Doesn't Have to be an Ordeal

July 6th, 2022

56:00

This week on Imperfect, we're going to the doctor. But, don't worry, it doesn't have to be an ordeal. Lisa and Brittany have tips for minimizing the aggravation of visiting the doc.

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E070 - Is There Such a Thing as a "Bad Mom?"

June 30th, 2022

24:15

Is it possible we're putting too much pressure on ourselves? This week on Imperfect, we discuss an article about being a bad mom.  Is there even such a thing as a bad mom? Let's discuss, on this week's episode of …

E069 - Father's Day Special!

June 22nd, 2022

30:30

This week on a special Father's Day edition of Imperfect, we meet the husbands! You've heard the hosts mention them but now we'll get to know them. Happy Father's Day, gents!

E068 - Be the Positive Agent of Change

June 15th, 2022

30:04

One person can make a difference in a kid's life.  One act of kindness changes the path for a kid.  It's the butterfly effect.  Join us this week on Imperfect to discuss how to be the agent of positive change. 

E067 - We're Off to a Trampoline Park, Where Chaos Ensues!

June 8th, 2022

25:45

On this week's episode of Imperfect, we're on an adventure to a trampoline park. Chaos ensures, injuries happen, but all ends up well. So, join us on …

E066 - Handling the Kids When Moving to a New City

June 1st, 2022

47:34

You've already got your hands full being a mom. This week on Imperfect, we throw in the complication of moving to a new home, in a new city, while …

E065 - Thrifty Brittany Goes Shopping!

May 25th, 2022

35:36

Thrifty Brittany goes shopping this week. It's a special on-the-road edition of Imperfect. Come join us for a creative episode of the Imperfect Moms' Club!

E064 - Celebrating Mothers Everywhere

May 18th, 2022

29:44

This week on Imperfect we're celebrating mothers everywhere, with our Mother's Day Special!

E063 - Everybody Can Use Some Help!

May 11th, 2022

42:03

It's ok to ask for help. Everybody could use some advice and reassurance from time to time. This week on Imperfect we want to let you know you're not …

E062 - Stop and Smell the Roses

May 4th, 2022

35:58

Life comes at you pretty fast. Once in a while, you have to stop and smell the roses. That's what we're doing this week on Imperfect. So join us as we enjoy the birthday parties of our kids this week.

E061 - Mom, What's for Dinner?

April 27th, 2022

32:29

This week on Imperfect, we're talking food. And, why is it that mom is constantly asked "What's for dinner"? or "I want a snack". It can be annoying, but comes with the territory. We've got some tips for dealing with …

E060 - Talking About Encanto

April 21st, 2022

31:13

This week on Imperfect, Lisa is talking about everybody's favorite movie, Encanto. She may even talk about Bruno!

E059 - Easter Fun & Spring Cleaning

April 13th, 2022

51:00

On this week's episode of Imperfect, we're having some fun with Easter. Plus, spring is a time for rejuvenation, for fresh starts. So, the ladies are talking about spring cleaning. And we'll have some laughs, so enjoy …

E058 - Kids are Picky Eaters!

April 6th, 2022

44:01

This week on Imperfect, the ladies vent a little, then offer suggestions for dealing with kids who are picky eaters. It's a challenge to get kids to eat right and get the variety of nutrition they need. We're tackling …

E057 - How Does Social Media Influence Parenting Style

March 30th, 2022

40:29

This week the ladies discuss how social media influences parenting styles. Is social media a net positive when it comes to parenting? Listen this week to find out! Be sure to share your thoughts at

E056 - Setting - and Keeping - Effective Boundaries

March 23rd, 2022

45:01

Children will push boundaries at every opportunity. It's part of the learning process. This week we discuss how to set - and to keep - effective boundaries with your children.

E055 - Making Homework a Little Easier

March 16th, 2022

30:14

This week Brittany shares her experience as a teacher in offering tips and tricks for making homework just a little bit easier. It's these sorts of …

E054 - What is "Normal" Behavior Between Siblings?

March 9th, 2022

50:08

There's been a lot of talk lately about what is "normal" behavior between siblings. It seems some brothers and sisters are naturally close friends, while others seem like oil and water. How do your children behave …

053 - Celebrating 1 Year of Being Imperfect!

March 2nd, 2022

46:38

Congratulations Ladies, you've made it through a year's worth of shows! This week on Imperfect we're celebrating 52 shows, looking back on the …

E052 - Let's Deconstruct Blippi!

February 23rd, 2022

38:05

This week on Imperfect, what starts out with some interesting facts about the popular children's show, Blippi, leads the ladies down the rabbit hole, …

E051 - Five Things Your Husband Wants You to Know!

February 16th, 2022

39:17

This week on Imperfect, Brittany's husband, Mike, makes his show debut! He learns what the show's about, but Brittany learns 5 Things Your Husband Wants You to Know. You'll want to hear the list, and the responses! All …

E050 - See How Well Your Child Reacts When You Use a Calm Approach

February 10th, 2022

57:19

For our 50th episode - this week the ladies interview Darlynn Childress, an expert helping moms calmly raise their children. She helps shape moms' perspectives to parent from a position of serenity and calm...reducing …

E049 - Well, it's been a week...

February 2nd, 2022

48:07

It's been a week to forget for the ladies of the Imperfect Moms' Club. The week even included some "bull-honkey", whatever that is! Commiserate with …

E048 - Teaching Kids to Have a Lifelong Love of Reading

January 28th, 2022

44:48

This week Brittany introduces listeners to a special sub-series focusing on instilling a lifelong love of reading in kids. She shares her experiences as both a kindergarten teacher and a parent to help jump-start your …

E047 - Interview with "Joyful Purpose Mentor" Heidi Esther

January 19th, 2022

57:39

A compelling interview with Joyful Purpose Mentor Heidi Esther. Heidi shares her experiences, how she helps people, and previews her upcoming new …

E046 - Understanding How Divorce Impacts Children

January 12th, 2022

53:59

Life Coach Karen McMahon joins hosts Lisa and Brittany, discussing how divorce impacts not only the parents but the children as well. Karen has over …

E045 - Parenting Styles in Germany

January 5th, 2022

35:58

This week on Imperfect we continue our series learning parenting styles in different countries, this time Germany. After all, it's where the word "kindergarten" was invented! Please be sure to also watch the YouTube …

E044 - You Don't "Suffer" from Depression...You "Battle" Depression

December 29th, 2021

29:03

Brittany shares her experiences battling depression, while reminding us that we're much more powerful than we feel during acute bouts of depression. …

E043 - Success Tips for Moms with ADHD

December 22nd, 2021

35:51

Success tips and mom-hacks for mothers with ADHD. Advice from professionals combined with first-person experiences make this a must-listen for the millions of moms with ADHD

E042 - Advice from a Mom Strategist on Succeeding with Stress

December 15th, 2021

42:18

"Parenting is hard, but you're not alone" is great insight from Mom Strategist Trisha Goodall. What's a mom strategist? Think of it as a life coach for motherhood. Whether it's facing complex issues or just needed a …

E041 - Online Privacy & Protecting Your Kids with Special Guest Ashley

December 8th, 2021

1:05:45

This week we're talking about privacy and protecting your children online. Join Lisa, Brittany, and special guest Ashley as they share some best …

E040 - All About Holiday Fun!

December 1st, 2021

49:35

This week on Imperfect, we're all about holiday fun! Come join Lisa & Brittany as they discuss making the most of the holiday season!

E039 - Hacks for When Mom is Sick

November 24th, 2021

20:23

Yes, even the indestructible Mom can feel under the weather. This week we talk about how to get through it with the kids, even the kid you married. Hint: it's ok to not be perfect for a day or two! Note: you can also …

E038 - Minimalist Miracles!

November 17th, 2021

44:50

On today's episode of Imperfect we're helping you make life easier.  Let's de-clutter our homes and increase satisfaction by living a minimalist lifestyle.  We've got a special guest, author and podcaster Stephanie …

E037 - Talkin' Tech...Technology for kids that's both fun and educational

November 12th, 2021

44:23

Technology is part of everyone's lives, including kids. Make the most of it with apps and games for children that are both fun and educational. Lisa …

E036 - Revisiting the Episode with Elena Lesser Bruun

November 4th, 2021

1:12:18

This week we re-air the special episode of Imperfect, where we chat with licensed family therapist and author Elena Lesser Bruun. Elena shares her expertise in dealing with postpartum depression, detecting early warning …

E035 - Halloween Special - Pumpkin Decorating, Parties, and a Scary Story!

October 27th, 2021

34:12

E035 - Halloween Special - alternative ways to decorate pumpkins, easy Halloween costumes for moms, simple recipes for party snacks, and a special …

E034- Top 5 Favorite Fun Fall Things to Do

October 20th, 2021

43:38

This week we've got the Top 5 Favorite Fun Fall Things to Do, how to make the most of the season, and a reminder to take a moment and think about your mental health...you can't care for your children effectively if you …

E033 - Parenting Styles Around the World

October 13th, 2021

19:05

This week we explore the differences in parenting styles around the world. How do parenting styles in the U.S. differ from those in Denmark, Japan, and Kenya. There's also a specific method conveniently called …

E032 - The Terrible Twos!...Raising more than one child...The 5 different parenting styles

October 6th, 2021

54:58

Somehow 1 + 1 equals more than two when it comes to raising children. What are the "Terrible Twos" really like? And there are 5 different parenting styles...which style are you???

This week's episode of Imperfect …

E031 - What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick

September 29th, 2021

51:09

It's gonna happen. With autumn's arrival and school back in full swing, your kids will inevitably get sick. Here's some life hacks for how to handle …

E030 - Interview with Elena Lesser Bruun, Licensed Family Therapist

September 22nd, 2021

1:12:18

In this special episode of Imperfect, we chat with licensed family therapist and author Elena Lesser Bruun. Elena shares her expertise in dealing with postpartum depression, detecting early warning signs in child …

E029 - Planning a Great Birthday Party

September 15th, 2021

41:13

This week on Imperfect, the ladies share ideas for making your child's birthday party awesome, and doing it on a budget! Popular trends in parties …

E028 - Back-to-School Update, Student Scores Slip During Covid, & Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

September 8th, 2021

49:46

Lisa and Brittany return, providing an update on back-to-school. They discuss an article showing, unsurprisingly, student test scores slipped during …

E027 - Lisa Shares Her Cancer Story

September 1st, 2021

23:19

On this week's episode of Imperfect, host Lisa shares her cancer story, her experiences through treatment, and her recent diagnosis of ADHD.

E026 - Setting Your Child Up for Success in the New School Year

August 25th, 2021

59:39

Brittany shares advice - as both a parent and a teacher - on setting your child up for success in the coming school year. Great, timely advice to …

E025 - Getting kids to enjoy helping mom with tasks

August 18th, 2021

37:11

This week Lisa interviews Krisler Bailey, reacting to a study of how best to encourage kids with household tasks. While Lisa's oldest is 2 and …

E024 - Mom's work equals 2.5 full-time jobs!

August 11th, 2021

48:08

Lisa and Brittany react to an article measuring moms work the equivalent of 2.5 full-time jobs, starting before 6:30 am on average and ending after …

E023 - Top Children's TV Shows

August 7th, 2021

1:01:53

Lisa and Brittany react to a list of the top televisions shows for children, while asking some imponderable questions about when and where cartoons wear pants!

E022 - Homeschooling, Gardening, Momming, Oh My!

August 6th, 2021

48:08

E022 - Homeschooling, Gardening, Momming, Oh My! - If you've ever looked at a mom who seems to do it all, and wanted to pick her brain, today's …

E021 - Time Out: Dealing with Tantrums

August 6th, 2021

47:20

E021 - Time Out: Dealing with Tantrums - Kids are going to throw tantrums. It's, unfortunately, one of the growing pains of childhood. Big emotions lead to big emotional responses. 

Today, Lisa and Brittany talk about …

E020 - The Imperfect Dads' Club

August 6th, 2021

39:57

E020 - The Imperfect Dads' Club - Today we invite our first male guest onto the show! Dad with the A joins us to talk about single parenthood, bonding with his son, their platform on Tik Tok, and some of his proudest …

E019 - Friendships After Kids

August 6th, 2021

37:56

019 - Friendships After Kids - Do you believe in friends after kids?

Having kids and growing a family can throw a monkey wrench into a friendship, especially if the other party doesn't have kids of their own. Can you …

E018 - What, How, Why

August 6th, 2021

49:49

E018 - What, How, Why - "Just Google it" might be a relatively new phrase in the English language but, moms have been searching for answers since the beginning of time.

This week, Lisa and Brittany dive into some of the …

E017 - Parenting in the 90s vs. Now

August 6th, 2021

44:16

E017 - Parenting in the 90s vs. Now - Today, Brittany talks with her mom about "the good old days" when parenting meant Saturday morning cartoons and …

E016 - Two Births, One Happy Mama

August 6th, 2021

20:33

E016 - Two Births, One Happy Mama - Birth is birth.

Whether you had a c-section or a vaginal delivery, you gave life to your little one and that is the most magical thing in the world.

Tune in as Lisa discusses her two …

E015 - Have Kids, Will Travel

August 6th, 2021

35:37

E015 - Have Kids, Will Travel - Who's planning on traveling this summer? 

Traveling with kids is definitely an adventure. Whether you're traveling by plane or loading up the kids for a road trip, it takes coordination, …

E014 - Days of Our (Mom) Lives

August 6th, 2021

31:30

E014 - Days of Our (Mom) Lives - Whether you stay at home or work, mom life means sometimes watching routines and plans fly out the door in maddening, and sometimes hilarious, fashion.

Today, Lisa and Brittany share the …

E013 - My Kids Will Never...

August 6th, 2021

36:35

E013 - My Kids Will Never... - Be honest. Before you had kids, you said "My kids will never ___".

We were the "perfect parents" before we were …

E012 - Disciplining Through Anxiety

August 6th, 2021

35:54

E012 - Disciplining Through Anxiety - "It's just five minutes. That's it. But it feels like five years".

Learning how best to discipline your child can be tricky. But what happens when your anxiety is also trying to …

E011 - The Comparison Game

August 6th, 2021

33:05

E011 - The Comparison Game - So, you're casually scrolling through the gram while making macaroni and cheese for the fourth time this week, and you …

E010 - Parenting Through Depression

August 6th, 2021

35:31

E010 - Parenting Through Depression - So, depression sucks. You're feeling "the feels", not wanting to even get out of bed or put on real clothes. But add parenting to that and you've got a recipe for pure exhaustion …

E009 - And Then There Were Two

August 6th, 2021

32:38

E009 - And Then There Were Two - Going from one to two kids is like turning on a blender and making a smoothie. But you don't have the lid.

In all honesty, there definitely is a learning curve when it comes to having …

E008 - The Working Mama: A Balancing Act

August 6th, 2021

34:21

E008 - The Working Mama: A Balancing Act - Working moms, listen up! This episode is just for you!

How can a girl do it all? 

Take care of the tiny …

E007 - Lilly's Open-Heart Surgery

August 6th, 2021

31:17

E007 - Lilly's Open-Heart Surgery - "Nothing prepares you for seeing your baby in the ICU"
 
 At just 3 months old, Lisa's daughter, Lillian, underwent …

E006 - Talking to Loved Ones about Our Mental Health

August 6th, 2021

33:54

E006 - Talking to Loved Ones about Our Mental Health - Coming to terms with our own mental health is a struggle but, what about our significant others? How can we explain what's going on in our heads when we sometimes …

E005 - Mom Guilt vs. Childcare

August 6th, 2021

32:16

E005 - Mom Guilt vs. Childcare - Raise your hand if you've dealt with mom guilt when asking for help with childcare! 

Check out this week's episode to hear from three different moms (one a former childcare worker) as …

E004 - Miscarriage and Life After Loss

August 6th, 2021

28:54

E004 - Miscarriage and Life After Loss - On this week's episode, we will hear from Brittany as she talks about loss and life after loss. 

Trigger warning for anyone out there who has experienced miscarriage; this episode …

E003 - Let's Talk About Childbirth

August 6th, 2021

34:50

E003 - Let's Talk About Childbirth - Sometimes, birth plans and labor expectations fly out the window and you're suddenly faced with the unknown. There's no time to check out a labor and delivery book at the library or …

E002 - Marriage After Kids

August 6th, 2021

31:15

E002 - Marriage After Kids - Diapers, sip cups, and pacifiers! Oh, my!

How can such a tiny human make such big waves in our relationships with our husbands!

Tune in to hear how Lisa, Brittany, and Tara's lives changed …

E001 - Quarantine

August 6th, 2021

26:30

Quarantine has taken a toll on everyone, everywhere. In our first episode, we share our struggles with quarantine and open up about life during 2020.

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