Tova Leigh is the exact person we needed to talk to this week. At least if these days, your dream social life would include time with a few friends for some real talk, real laughs, some needed venting, and a random reference to clown sex. No wonder this episode was the 30-minute highlight of our week — and maybe yours too.

Join us for a conversation with the thoughtful, very funny, and very real Tova Leigh, author of F*cked at 40: Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy and Stretch Marks and star of the Amazon series Mom Life Crisis. But we’re not actually talking about the suburbs, stretch marks OR monogamy this week.

A hilarious, honest, and really fun chat with Tova Leigh, author of F*cked at 40

We’ve got honest talk about handling quarantined kids, finding the humor right now (or…not), at-home spa days, co-opting TikTok from the younguns, getting kids to help with chores, why influencers are still sharing OOTDs like nothing has changed (huh?), camel toes on Zoom calls, the laugh-out-loud moments with our kids over the past month, and the responsibility of using our platforms to do good things.

We think you’ll love her honesty about finding the funny, while still acknowledging the really sucky stuff in our lives during these crazy times.

Take a listen right now:

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For more about Tova Leigh, you’ll want to follow her on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and keep an eye out for her next one-woman show streaming on Facebook May 2!

Top image: @tova_leigh on TikTok

Our Cool Picks of the Week

Cool quarantine pick: K Deer rainbow stripe leggings are so comfy, look great, and support causes we love

Kristen: She looooves her rainbow K-Deer leggings for…reasons. That you will hear. They also come in 20 different color ways, support terrific causes, and you can see them on Kristen right here. (No, not up there! That’s someone else.) Also, here’s more of our team’s favorite sweatpants leggings. Oh, like you’re wearing something fancier these days?

Tova: The documentary Three Identical Strangers on Netflix is funny, dark, sad, and really fascinating. (Liz agrees!) Find more binge-watch favorites here.

Liz: The Recipe Rescue Group hooked her up with a zillion banana bread recipes but the winner was…the Banana Crumb Muffins from All Recipes. Just add an extra egg…perfection! Cool Mom Eats is quarantine cooking central, by the way. if you need more ideas.

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