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Manic Rambling Spiral

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Manic Rambling Spiral (MRS) is a podcast about single parenting, but it's not a parenting podcast. Rather, MRS is a podcast about living life - having a life, a career, and a self - in a setting that is constantly dictated by, built around and sabotaged by our children.

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Manic Rambling Spiral (MRS) is a podcast about single parenting, but it's not a parenting podcast. Rather, MRS is a podcast about living life - having a life, a career, and a self - in a setting that is constantly dictated by, built around and sabotaged by our children.

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Disrespectful.

By Drunkitty McDrunk - Sep 29 2019
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It’s sad to listen and know that John has no idea how little Heather thinks of him - how disinterested she is, how little she cares about his life, his child, his family or his interests. It’s clear how much he respects and admires her. It’s equally clear that he is simply not anywhere near her radar.

My Zen

By lisa n m p - Aug 19 2019
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I find you both so soothing to listen to, always puts me in a good mood to hear you two.

iTunes Ratings

178 Ratings
Average Ratings
103
14
9
10
42

Disrespectful.

By Drunkitty McDrunk - Sep 29 2019
Read more
It’s sad to listen and know that John has no idea how little Heather thinks of him - how disinterested she is, how little she cares about his life, his child, his family or his interests. It’s clear how much he respects and admires her. It’s equally clear that he is simply not anywhere near her radar.

My Zen

By lisa n m p - Aug 19 2019
Read more
I find you both so soothing to listen to, always puts me in a good mood to hear you two.
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Manic Rambling Spiral

Latest release on Apr 23, 2020

All 165 episodes from oldest to newest

164: School Comes Home

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In addition to everything else happening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, kids around the world are suddenly at home for school. But despite some of the smug homeschool memes and comments floating around, this isn’t homeschool. And it’s not easy. So take it from John (a homeschooling parent): you’re not crazy for being completely overwhelmed.

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Apr 23 2020

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163: Come On Eileen

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We didn't plan for this to be about COVID-19, but most of the world didn't plan for anything that's happening right now. As everyone scrambles to understand social distancing and isolation while grappling with the unknown, Heather and John talk about school closure and the state of the country before spiraling into a more serious conversation related to teenage emotions.

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Mar 19 2020

59mins

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162: MRS Turns 4

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Our first episode landed on St. Patrick's day 2016 and, four years later, we're still kicking. Admittedly, we've been kicking a lot less lately, but we're back to explain why, talk about Heather's weight (have you noticed?), provide an update compared to where we were four years ago, and tease some exciting changes coming to MRS (for real this time; they're going to be amazing).

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Mar 12 2020

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161: In Memory of Coco

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After more than 12 happy years of squawking, barking, and being herded by her favorite business partner, Heather and her family said their final goodbyes to Dame Eleanor Ritzford-Fitzsimons "Coco" Puffs. Heather shares some of those final moments as we discuss the significance of dogs and their place in our homes.

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Jan 30 2020

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160: Out With the Old

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Wrapping up the year with our first monthly episode.Wondering about John, Lexton, and Lilly? We covered that. Curious about Heather's gut? We covered that, too. We also talk a bit about mail, resolutions, teens (ugh teens), organization, and meditation. Like we said before: Same MRS, just a little less often.

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Dec 19 2019

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159: Change is Afoot

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Get it? A FOOT? Because Heather's foot? Perfect. Now that you're smiling about that we can let you know that you're going to be hearing from us less often. A lot less often. As in only once a month. Why? There are a lot of reasons, but "Life" is probably the best summary.

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Nov 14 2019

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158: Fun with Fur and Feet

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We never know where we’re going or how we get there, but maybe that’s part of the charm? Anyway, Heather’s getting some answers, John’s a Furminator convert, and Marlo is Marlo (which is somehow also very Lexton). Also: Dog socks. 

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Nov 07 2019

58mins

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157: We Call it Hygge

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What does laundry share in common with cold, leftover nachos? Comfort. Yes, cold nachos provide comfort and we’re ready to die on this hill. Sure, we are open to other opinions, but you know what they say: it’s not a difference of opinion, you’re just ill-informed.

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Oct 24 2019

58mins

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156: Reddit for Relationships

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We talk about more than Bumble (you know you want an update), but John’s text to Heather is probably the best description for this episode. “Without fail, the women on this app are in three distinct categories: 1. Want kids, 2. Don’t want a relationship, 3. Way out of my league. However, even if nothing in their bio is a fit, I always swipe right on the women who look like they could kick my a$$.”


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Oct 17 2019

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155: A Dating App Newcomer

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It finally happened. John joined the online dating scene and it’s as confusing and empty as he’s always imagined. It has, however, made him realize how many people are terrible at taking selfies. But don’t worry, MRS’s resident optimist is staying hopeful. Just kidding! All is lost.

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Oct 10 2019

55mins

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