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Busyness & Babka

This episode is all about (chocolate) and busyness – whether we’re all really as busy as we say we are, and if so whether or not we should be. Though we’re actually munching on chocolate babka from our new local bakery, Erica has a sweet beer cocktail idea perfect for the Valentine’s Day season…

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Equal parts:

Samuel Smith’s Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Stout

Cherry Lambic or New Glarus Cherry Ale

 

We discuss the difference for us between having a busy life and a full life, our addiction as a society to busyness as a competition/status symbol, our thoughts on busyness and kids, and ways we personally slow down the pace of life.

 

In current obsessions, Kelsey is (was) obsessed with Googling any signs of labor (She’s since given birth to Cedric, thank goodness!) and speaking of chocolate, Erica cannot stop eating Trader Joe’s chocolate covered potato chips.

 

In neighborhood news, the new bakery is finally open and we have some thoughts. There’s a possible pizza place coming soon, and the saucy neighbors are up to some napping antics.

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8 responses to “Busyness & Babka”

  1. I absolutely love this podcast, ladies! This episode really hit home- I am six months pregnant with my first baby and suddenly rethinking all aspects of my life (not in a dramatic way, although I know that sounded dramatic) and considering things for the future.
    You ladies gave me so much to think about! Kelsey, I am going to sort of copy your no fundraising plan, but I think I’ll allow one per year. I think they can help a lot with social interactions, goal setting/keeping, money tracking, etc. But definitely no more than one a year…maybe one every other year?

  2. I absolutely love this podcast, ladies! This episode really hit home- I am six months pregnant with my first baby and suddenly rethinking all aspects of my life (not in a dramatic way, although I know that sounded dramatic) and considering things for the future.
    You ladies gave me so much to think about! Kelsey, I am going to sort of copy your no fundraising plan, but I think I’ll allow one per year. I think they can help a lot with social interactions, goal setting/keeping, money tracking, etc. But definitely no more than one a year…maybe one every other year?

  3. So glad this resonated with you! It’s a perfect time to be thinking about things like this before your baby is born. I think doing a limited number of fundraisers could be a good compromise of participating but not letting it get out of control.

  4. So glad this resonated with you! It’s a perfect time to be thinking about things like this before your baby is born. I think doing a limited number of fundraisers could be a good compromise of participating but not letting it get out of control.

  5. Hey Ladies! I was listening to a different podcast today and it was on exactly this subject and I think you would enjoy listening. The Tim Ferriss Show had an excerpt from ‘We Learn Nothing’ by Tim Kreider titled Lazy: A Manifesto and it was a beautiful essay. I hope you have a listen!

  6. Hey Ladies! I was listening to a different podcast today and it was on exactly this subject and I think you would enjoy listening. The Tim Ferriss Show had an excerpt from ‘We Learn Nothing’ by Tim Kreider titled Lazy: A Manifesto and it was a beautiful essay. I hope you have a listen!

  7. Thank you! Will put this in my podcast queue. It seems that more and more people are talking about this, hopefully the being overly busy can be a cultural phenomenon that will fade!

  8. Thank you! Will put this in my podcast queue. It seems that more and more people are talking about this, hopefully the being overly busy can be a cultural phenomenon that will fade!

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