Episodes
Imagined Life Family immerses you in the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they became successful-- but there’s a catch. You won’t find out who you really are until the end of the episode, unless you follow the clues along the way! In this episode, you long to go to Africa and have adventures like Tarzan. But everyone tells you girls aren’t supposed to do things like that. You’ll just have to prove them wrong. Take a journey with Imagined Life Family and see...
Published 05/19/21
In this very special season three finale episode, Jodie and Celia’s youngest daughters, Bea and Lulu, are on the podcast! Subjects are wide-ranging and free-flowing, such as what it’s like to be homeschooled, eating ChapStick and lip scrub, how uncool their parents are (because they’re old), how to cross-pollinate plants, elementary school hierarchies, and of course, tooting. Place your bets now on who was the first to break and use a swear word!  Merch: https://unsweetined.com/Instagram:...
Published 04/14/21
Jodie and Celia never thought that having kids would mean having zero privacy…and that they would feel badly asking for it. But things might change, because the kids might have the opportunity to go back to school soon! Jodie and Celia discuss how in this case, different approaches work for their different kids. THEN, they completely catch their producer Emily off-guard by having her join the conversation for the first time! They all talk about what they’ve learned about parenting over the...
Published 04/07/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by Rossana Burgos, matriarch of the Eh Bee Family! Rossana, her husband, and their two children create family-friendly content with a positive message- but they NEVER thought they’d be internet famous. Rossana is a sexual abuse survivor and as a result is incredibly open with her children about sexuality, creating boundaries, and sticking up for themselves. Jodie, Celia, and Rossana talk about how scary it can be to have your children have some level of fame or...
Published 03/31/21
As life starts to slowly go back to normal Jodie and Celia discuss how despite how welcome that is, the readjustment period is going to be difficult too. They also regale us with their parenting stories of the week: the kids having pinkeye, lighting things on fire during Zoom class, letting the dog eat an entire pizza, and finding grandma’s lube.  Merch: https://unsweetined.com/Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythisFacebook: @neverthoughtidsaythisEmail: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 03/24/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by husband and wife parenting duo Nestor and Shannon Carbonell! They talk about one of the hardest decisions that parents – but most often moms – face: whether or not to give up their career dreams to raise kids full time. It’s a decision that’s loaded with gendered expectations, privilege, spousal dynamics – and it’s never an easy one to make. But when it comes to parenting, what decision is?! Also, don’t mess with “Street Jodie.” Merch:...
Published 03/17/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by actor Alec Mapa, who along with his husband, adopted their son at age five. Alec’s son is now a high school sophomore, and the three parents discuss the teenage years – which include healthy, strange, awkward, and sometimes disgusting conversations about sexuality. But at the end of the day, the most important thing is that the conversations are happening! Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email:...
Published 03/10/21
Celia has her first hot flash, Jodie’s kids epically embarrass her, and both moms discuss the burnout/breaking point of being a parent in a pandemic when you have to wear 5,000 different hats and there’s no roadmap. Plus, an airing of grievance and a parenting fail that involves – what else? – butts. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 03/03/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by Jen and Kristen of #IMOMSOHARD to commiserate over disappearing electronic chargers, kids EATING in the BATHROOM, second wedding accounts, the most iconic #IMOMSOHARD videos, and tackle the age-old question: are moms only allowed to wear one-piece bathing suits? Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 02/24/21
Jodie and Celia review a checklist of the Top 10 worst parenting mistakes you can make….let’s just say they’re somewhat familiar with all of them. They debrief on why it’s so hard NOT to make these mistakes, with full transparency about how they make them. Then they play a game at the end that’s becoming a new NTIST tradition. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 02/17/21
Jodie and Celia finally do their holiday rundown, Jodie is a senior citizen and Celia is the Jewish Marie Kondo, the kids continue to deny both of them personal space (in the case of Lulu, to the absolute extreme), and other chaotic dispatches from parenting during a pandemic. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 02/10/21
TW: This episode contains discussion about suicide.  This week Jodie and Celia are joined by the first mom in the UFC, Cat Zingano! Cat talks about her incredible journey as a professional fighter and as a mom – single motherhood, a debilitating injury, the suicide of her husband, dealing with depression – and how her son is what got her through it. Cat also shares how much her service dog has helped her cope and live a better life, and she’s partnered up with a company called Shelter to...
Published 02/03/21
Jodie and Celia welcome pediatrician and father Dr. Joel Warsh to the podcast this week! Dr. Warsh integrates both eastern and western medicine at his Los Angeles practice, and lately he feels like a therapist because he is primarily dealing with people’s Covid-19 anxieties. He stresses the importance of maintaining healthy habits during, tells Jodie and Celia which vitamin supplements are helpful, and reassures us all that even making small changes can help us get through this...
Published 01/27/21
In this episode, Celia shares a tough “never thought I’d” of her own: that she was an abused child. Celia talks about the long journey to accept that she was abused and not blame herself, and how her experience has changed the way she parents. Jodie and Celia talk about how sharing your pain can help other people reconcile their own. Also – Oprah’s soul smells like sugar cookies. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email:...
Published 01/20/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by Frank Meeink, a former white supremacist skinhead who is now a civil rights activist. Frank tells his story, giving insight into how an abused, neglected kid will look for acceptance anywhere – even within a hate group. And then, through becoming close with a Jewish man who was kind to him, he began to let go of his misguided beliefs. Jodie, Celia, and Frank discuss the importance of sobriety, self-confidence, and being of service. Merch:...
Published 01/13/21
Jodie and Celia are joined by Christy Carlson Romano this week! And what a week it is – Christy has two young kids, just moved states, is sober, and is really feeling the stress of parenthood. They discuss the strange feeling of loving your kids more than anything but also acknowledging that parenting can really suck. And they dig into the hard stuff – what they wish was different, the impossible mom guilt, and lack of sex drive post-kids. Moral of the story? Talk about everything! Merch:...
Published 01/06/21
This week, Jodie and Celia talk to divorce attorney Aaron Abramowitz! Both having gone through divorce themselves, the ladies have a very frank conversation with Aaron about the realities of going through one of the hardest things a person can go through (especially when there are kids involved). Aaron answers questions from listeners, and Jodie and Celia give advice based on their own experiences. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook:...
Published 12/16/20
Jodie and Celia talk about how Halloween brought up a sticky parenting moment this year: how to let teenage girls express body confidence while also drawing a line on clothing that is too revealing for their age. They discuss sexual stigmas, double standards, and sex positivity – and how talk about those things with their daughters. Jodie shares a parenting fail that she was feeling particularly guilty about…until Celia shares a story that makes Jodie feel MUCH better. Merch:...
Published 12/09/20
Welcome to another week of NTIST! Jodie and Celia discuss effectively canceling Thanksgiving this year (and being OK with it) and what Thanksgiving was like for them growing up (Celia has some stories). Plus, a stalker-y voicemail from Celia’s mom and unsolicited cameos from both the ladies’ animals. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com
Published 12/02/20
Jodie and Celia discuss how having a sarcastic, jokey relationship with their kids can lead to nobody knowing where the line is (and disapproving looks from strangers at the store). They weigh the positives and negatives of that type of relationship, and Celia shares how it has been taken too far recently by her oldest daughter. Plus, the customary talk about butts, Jodie mishearing Celia to inappropriate results, and a few updates about Celia’s totally normal, not crazy at all...
Published 11/25/20
Jodie and Celia welcome special guest Cat Deely to the podcast this week! Catjoins the ladies all the way from London, where – guess what? It’s still hard to be a parent! Especially amidst a global pandemic. Cat’s young son recently asked her about death for the first time, so the ladies discuss how they handle such a difficult topic as parents. Don’t worry, they somehow manage to make existential dread funny. And of course, they discuss So You Think You Can Dance, and Celia shares a dance...
Published 11/18/20
Jodie and Celia are joined by James Harris (Million Dollar Listing), who is also a parent of two daughters. The three exhausted parents commiserate about the rampant misbehavior occurring during homeschooling, how much more quality time they have with their daughters (though it often descends into chaos), and the unique situation of their kids being able to Google their past misdeeds. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email:...
Published 11/11/20
On this week’s episode, the tables are turned and the kids catch Jodie and Celia engaging in bad behavior. Smoking, name-calling – they come clean about it all. Then they discuss how to deal with differing politics among parents when the kids could possibly be alienated by it, and how to deal with differing politics in ALL relationships. Spoiler alert: it’s not easy. Neither is Celia and her boyfriend getting stuck in the middle of the desert. Lastly, get ready to here Jodie and Celia say the...
Published 11/04/20
This week, Jodie and Celia are joined by The Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen! Reed, a former Republican and current Independent, talks about the mission of his political action committee: preventing the reelection of Donald Trump as president. They discuss intelligently fighting fire with fire, the most troubling aspects of Trump’s presidency, the effect of Covid-19 on Trump's image, and why it’s important that you vote in this election (and how to do it!). Merch:...
Published 10/28/20
Jodie and Celia are back for Season 3 of Never Thought I’d Say This! They share some of their recent “never thought I’d” moments and catch listeners up on what they’ve been up to since last season – Jodie’s household grew by two (a boyfriend and a dog!), Celia accidentally showed up on Lulu’s class Zoom topless, and a new parenting tactic was discovered: being intentionally embarrassing. Plus, Little Murray gets a new friend. Merch: https://unsweetined.com/ Instagram:...
Published 10/21/20