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Ep. 80 - The Book Club with "Planet Middle School" by Dr. Kevin Leman

Ep. 80 - The Book Club with "Planet Middle School" by Dr. Kevin Leman

Hey everybody! It’s book club week! Hopefully you have gotten a chance to read Planet Middle School by Dr. Kevin Leman for today’s episode, but if you haven’t, it’s ok! We are talking about middle school - book or no book! The middle school years require a lot of conversation (and probably lots of books!), don’t they?! 😂 We had mixed reviews on this book, and don’t mind differing opinions around here. We just love a healthy discussion, for sure. Today, we are joined by two of our friends, Amy and Lissa. Amy has three kids, two of whom are in middle school. Lissa has three as well, two in middle school, and her oldest has already passed through those years! We are excited to have them at the table with us, talking about navigating what is a fun, but also tricky, time.

In this episode, we mentioned two other books by Dr. Kevin Leman - The Birth Order Book and The Birth Order Connection. We also referenced our own episode 40 - Navigating Technology & Social Media with Anna Macfarlane - a great chat with Anna about those topics. Courtney also mentioned Scream Free Parenting by Hal Runkel.

From our “I’m Totally Into…” segment:

Amy is totally into classes at the Bellevue YMCA and Marie Kondo - we’re all into Marie Kondo!!

Lissa is totally into Pilates Reformer Classes at YMCA. Jen completely supports this - Pilates is amazing!

Courtney is totally into Dave Ramsey’s EveryDollar app - y’all: seriously, check this out!!!!

Jennifer is totally into Lip Freak Buzzing Lip Balm. She got the other ladies all freaking out over this stuff. Lissa left our recording heading to the drug store to get this stuff, and Amy and Courtney hated it! Haha. Guess it’s a got a 50% “interest rate.” 😂

We hoped you enjoyed this episode! We told you our thoughts on the book - what were yours? We all agreed, though, middle school IS fun! They are definitely different waters to wade in (and for sure different than when we were in them), but awesome years to experience! Have a great week, mamas!

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