Have you been missing time with your female friends? (Hi Laura Mayes! We miss you!) Turns out, research says they’re actually good for your health and well-being. How’s that for an excuse for a girl’s night out or weekend away? On this episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we talk about the power of female friendships, why they can feel so challenging to maintain after you have kids, and ways to make them a priority without overwhelming ourselves. Just try to listen to this episode and not feel the need to call your BFFs. We challenge you!

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Links from our show 

According to this article, men’s friendships tend to be activity based, or transactional, while women’s friendships are more about sharing feelings.

A study conducted in the UK found that a lack of friends has a greater negative impact on women than men.

This study found that friendships increase the bonding hormone.

Women carry the mental weight of the family. Do you agree?

About our awesome sponsor: Chore Check

The Chore Check app helps parents monitor chores and pay allowances | sponsor

Parents are always asking us for apps that can help make the whole chore and allowance tracking a whole lot easier, how cool that we get to tell them all about our newest sponsor, Chore Check. This chore management and allowance app helps parents raise self-sufficient kids who know how to manage their own money. Parents can assign and track chores, and then with Chore Check Pay, pay kids their allowance electronically onto Chore Check cards. It’s the only app of its kind that allows parents to incentivize their kids to do their chores with allowance on a safe & secure prepaid card.

Special offer for Spawned listeners: Download the Chore Check app or go to ChoreCheck.com and use code SPAWNED when you enroll in Chore Check Pay and they’ll add $5 onto your kids’ cards when you order them. Sweet!

Our Cool Picks of the Week

Shrill is a must-watch show, now on Hulu

Liz: If you haven’t seen this cover of Creep by Radiohead by Mimi and Josefina, we must warn you that you’ll be playing it on loop. It’s so good.

Kristen: Everyone needs to binge watch Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant on Hulu right now. Go!

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