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The Tote and Pears Podcast

Sep 18, 2019

In households with school-aged kids, September marks a new beginning. Long summer days begin to fade, routines change and many parents transition into preparation mode, focusing on the needs of their children as they enter a new stage. Businesses and brands capitalize on the back-to-school season with bright campaigns...

Aug 14, 2019

While many parents focus on juggling work, family and many other personal obligations, some women spend all of their energy praying for another day of life. In this episode, Monique Fritz shares her story of caring for her son, Cameron, who was born with sickle cell anemia.

Produced by: Kai-Saun Anderson


May 29, 2019

When it comes to caring for aging parents, women — daughters — are twice as likely to take on the responsibility (physical, stress and financial) than sons. In this episode, Amber sits down with the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance, Kathleen Kelly, to talk about the role and life of a female...

May 22, 2019

For the woman who will never have a tidy, peaceful life — there is still happiness — as long as she asks herself the right questions. On this episode, professor and author, Marie Myung-Ok Lee,  redefines what it means to “have it all.”

Produced by: Kai-Saun Anderson

Music by: Podington Bear - Soft Driver

May 10, 2019

After the premature birth of her son, Amber struggled to come to terms with the aftermath of her time in the NICU. She turned to books to help and stumbled across Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers. Within the pages, Amber found solace –– a community of women who shared their...