We got all excited to do a 2017 Oscars episode on our Spawned podcast until we realized….we hadn’t seen any of the movies. Unless you count a couple of the animated features.

Ah, parenting.

So on this episode of Spawned, we don’t talk about the Oscars at all! ¬†Instead, we laugh (and maybe cry a little) about all the things that change after you have kids. We bet you can relate to a few of them!

Plus, we share our cool picks of the week — and trust us, you’re not going to want to miss those.

Listen right here, right now, to our latest episode and be sure to subscribe to Spawned with Kristen and Liz on iTunes so you never miss an episode. It’s a fun way to pass the time on your commute, on the treadmill, even while you’re sitting in the carpool lane waiting for your kids!

Mug via Fuzzy + Birch

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Cool Picks of the Week 

Arches National Park | © Jon Armstrong used with permission

Liz: The National Park Service Kid in Every Park program gets families into our National Parks free. So cool!
(Photo ©  Jon Armstrong)

Kristen: Go get your personal info and data off the Family Tree website. Now. Yikes.


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