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031: Make All the Things with Lindsay Ponta

Hello! Welcome to episode 31 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week we are joined by our friend Lindsay Ponta from Shrimp Salad Circus (@shrimpsaladcircus) to talk all about crafting and making. This post contains affiliate links. Perfectly imperfect Lindsay started her blog as a way to encourage people to find the freedom to be messy. She is also into applying the idea of “perfect imperfection” to sustainability. She has

030: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hello! Welcome to episode 30 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are taking advantage of the warm weather and spending some time talking about our home gardens. This post contains affiliate links. Know your zone If you’re new to outdoor gardening, one of the first things to do is figure out what zone you live in. This will tell you what plants will survive best outdoors for you.

029: Infertile AF

Hello! Welcome to episode 29 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are honoring National Infertility Awareness Week with a special episode on infertility. This post contains affiliate links. National Infertility Awareness Week This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. We wanted to do a special episode on infertility to continue to help break the stigma. 1 in 8 couples will struggle with infertility. Those numbers are staggering, yet

028: Dirty Hippies

Hello! Welcome to episode 28 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are taking a look at all of the things that make us hippies in this modern world. This post contains affiliate links. Ok, but why are we hippies? Aside from wanting to treat the planet more kindly, we like to know what products we are putting on and in our bodies. That’s just easier to do when

027: The Adoption Journey

Hello! Welcome to episode 27 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, Stephie and Megan are celebrating the new addition to Stephie’s family with the story of their adoption journey. Welcome, Eden! Welcome to the IRSI family, Eden Noelle! When did Stephie and Alex decide adoption was the journey for them? After battling infertility for around 2 1/2 years (find Stephie’s full infertility story in her IG story highlights), they

026: Kids These Days with Reese Myers

Hello! Welcome to episode 26 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we have a very special guest joining us to talk about what it’s like to be a teenager these days: Megan’s oldest son, Reese! What is a VSCO girl? Honestly…we still aren’t really sure. All we can really know is that they seem annoying and wear a lot of scrunchies and carry Hydro Flasks. You’re welcome. Why are

025: Catching Some ZZZs

Hello! Welcome to episode 25 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are in pursuit of something we all need: more sleep. This post includes affiliate links. Why is sleep so important? If we don’t sleep enough, you don’t want to be anywhere near us. The problem with not getting enough sleep is that you often don’t realize that you aren’t getting enough sleep. Some researchers liken sleep deprivation

024: Being Your Own Healthcare Advocate with Erin Howes

Hello! Welcome to episode 24 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are joined by Erin Howes, MPH to learn all about how to be our own healthcare advocates. How Erin got into public health Erin’s spent her undergrad studying Spanish and planning to teach. Following college, she did two years of AmeriCorps, which uncovered her passion for teaching about healthcare and showed her a need for that work.

023: The Reason is Friends

Hello! Welcome to episode 23 of I’d Rather Stay In. Today we are talking about friends and friendships as adults. How have we made our close friends? Both of us have made a number of our close friends on the Internet, be it through blogging or directly through social media. This works especially well for Megan because she can think about what she is saying before she says it –

022: Getting Social with Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard

Hello! Welcome to episode 22 of I’d Rather Stay In! This week we are joined by Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard (@fromanothamotha) to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media. Kelsey’s social media experiences As a birth mom and outspoken member of the adoption community against injustices in the adoption system, Kelsey has definitely seen both the good and bad sides of social media, particularly on