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The Big Kid Problems Podcast

The Big Kid Problems Podcast

By Sarah Merrill
Based on the comedic platform @Bigkidproblems all about navigating adulthood and the life transitions that come with it. Each week, we’ll take a funny yet informative look at a specific struggle facing 20-30 somethings today with a rotating cast of experts, personalities and celebrity guests. From money & budgeting, love and relationships, career & hustling, hangovers, health & wellness, and just general #adulting lessons, this show will give you tools and resources to survive the real world while making you laugh along the way.
The Fuckboy Pandemic: Spotting Red Flags and Curing your Addiction to the Bad Ones with Carl Radke and Mary Beth Barone
I think we could all use a little distraction this week ay? We’re talking about a DIFFERENT pandemic in this episode: The Fuckboy Pandemic. Many of us have encountered Fuckboys (or “Players” as they are formally known) out in the wild and in this episode, we’ll talk about how to spot em, how to deal with them and how to learn from them.  To offer some insight, we have “Recovering Fuckboy”, Carl Radke  (who many of you may know from Bravo TV’s Summer House) AND comedienne Mary Beth Barone who is the creator and Host of “Drag His Ass: A Fuckboy Treatment Program”. Buckle up, it’s a fun one! Want more from our guests? Mary Beth Barone Instagram: @marybethbarone Drag His Ass: @draghisass Website: www.marybethbarone.com/merch Carl Radke Instagram: @CarlRadke Check him out on Summer House, Wednesday nights on Bravo! Also stay connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG: @SarahaMerrill_ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors! Hum Nutrition HUM Nutrition is all about making you look and feel your best. Each specific supplement packs a combo of potent all-natural ingredients designed for specific aims, like clearer skin, boosted energy, flatter stomach, better sleep or fuller hair and its backed by clinical results. Not sure what you need? No problem: Take a quick quiz to get personalized recs + 20% off with code BIGKID! www.HumNutrition.com CURIE  My NEW favorite natural deodorant! Curie is Aluminum-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free and cruelty-free - oh and it comes in 100% recyclable packaging. PLUS it actually works and smells AMAZING. Get 20% off with code BIGKID at checkout! www.Curiebod.com
01:07:20
March 31, 2020
Calming your Coronavirus Fears & Anxieties + Staying Sane in Quarantine with Dr. Paige Bourassa
The world feels like it's been flipped upside down the last few weeks. We all feel it. Friend of the show Dr. Paige Bourassa joins us this week and we’ll talk about Coronavirus and more specifically, how to deal with the stress, anxiety and all the uncertainty around this difficult time. We’ll also talk immunity support, physical and mental health AND about how to stay sane while we’re all in quarantine. Whether you’re alone and battling isolation OR if you're stuck in quarantine with your family or significant other and slowly losing your mind… we are all going through this and we are all going to get through it together! There are a TON of resources in this episode, see below to dive deeper! For Facts and up to date information: The CDC Website Why you should practice Social Distancing: NY Times Breathing Techniques: The Calm App Wim Hof Breathing 4-7-8 Breathing For Online Therapy: www.BetterHelp.com Meditation Headspace (Download the App) Ziva Meditation *My Personal Recommendation!* First 3 days are free here At Home Exercise Videos: Youtube: Boho Beautiful, Tracy Anderson, Melissa Wood Health Classpass Free Online classes Paige’s Mind Body Green Article featuring at home Pressure Points to Calm Anxiety: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-calm-your-anxiety-about-coronavirus-in-90-seconds Sarah’s personal Netflix Recommendations: CHEER Love is Blind Explained Ali Wong: Baby Cobra The Crown The Good Place Stranger Things Sherlock Want more from our guest this week? Paige Bourassa Instagram: @theaccuchick Shen Medicine: @shenmedicine Website: www.shenmedicine.com Also stay connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG: @SarahaMerrill_ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com This is an ad-free episode from me to you.
47:18
March 20, 2020
Manifesting, Up-leveling, and starting 2020 with the RIGHT Energy with Energy Healer Millana Snow
It is a brand new year and a brand new DECADE and in today’s episode we are learning how to let go of old, dusty energy and bring in those GOOD VIBES for 2020. To start the new decade on the right foot, Energy Healer Millana Snow is going to walk us through some tools YOU can use wherever you are to shift your energy and up level your life! We’ll talk about manifesting, setting intentions and calling in the things you want this year like love, BIG CHECKS, health and more. If you stick around to the end, I’ll ALSO share some of my favorite goal setting tips to help you get shit done in 2020. Want more from our guest? Millana Snow Instagram: @MillanaSnow Website: https://www.millanasnow.com/ Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Want some of the books/products we mention on the podcast? Check out The BigKidProblems Amazon List! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Big thank you to our episode sponsor! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout ZOLA ZOLA makes wedding planning easier and less stressful, with free wedding website design, the highest rated registry of all time, invites + paper suite AND a guest list manager all in one place. Visit ZOLA.com/bkp and use promo code SAVE50 to save 50% off your Save The Dates!!
48:23
January 14, 2020
Dear BigKidProblems.. You asked & I answer your biggest questions and bigkidproblems!
It’s the final episode of 2019! Many of you wrote in questions for this “Ask me anything” episode and I rapid fire through ‘em! We cover love, money, career, relationships, how I got this podcast started, biggest regrets, worst dates and lots of other fun stories and advice from yours truly. Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! I mentioned it in the show, but watch my FAVORITE Ted Talk of all time HERE Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout LOLA Time to upgrade your feminine care products to Organic! LOLA offers pads, liners, and both BPA-free plastic applicators or environmental friendly non-applicator tampons. They even have a super flexible subscription model where you can customize your box with a  mix of products and have it delivered right to your door. Change, skip, or cancel your subscription at any time. To take 30% off your first month subscription just head to mylola.com and enter ‘BKP’ when you subscribe! Audible Access an unbeatable selection of audiobooks including best sellers, mysteries, thrillers, memoirs, and more. You can choose 3 titles every month: 1 audiobook and 2 exclusive Audible Originals you can’t hear anywhere else. Right now, for a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. (That’s more than half off the regular price!) Just go to audible.com/BKP or text BKP to 500-500.
42:53
December 17, 2019
All Couples Fight: Fighting Styles, Keeping it clean, Marriage and Dating Advice for the Modern Relationship
When you spend enough time with a person, disagreements and fights are inevitable! But HOW you fight with your significant other can really make or break your relationship. On our roundtable this week we have on a REAL Life married couple who knows a thing or two about relationship fights – Adam and Danielle of the Marriage and Martini’s Podcast. These two have basically turned their fights into a hit podcast and we talk about fighting styles, how kids marriage and other milestones can affect your relationship AND how to stay together through all the bullshit that life throws your way. THEN I have on Lindsay Metselaar of the popular Dating Podcast “We met at Acme”. She’s here to talk about how to fight fair, relationship deal-breakers,  AND how to apologize when you go overboard in the fighting department Want more from our guest? Danielle and Adam Silverstein (Marriage and Martini’s) Instagram: @marriageandmartinis Check out their website & Podcast! https://www.marriageandmartinis.com/ Lindsey Metselaar (We Met at Acme) Instagram: @wemetatacme & @lindzmetz Check out her website & Podcast! Wemetatacme.com Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout LOLA Time to upgrade your feminine care products to Organic! LOLA offers pads, liners, and both BPA-free plastic applicators or environmental friendly non-applicator tampons. They even have a super flexible subscription model where you can customize your box with a  mix of products and have it delivered right to your door. Change, skip, or cancel your subscription at any time. To take 30% off your first month subscription just head to mylola.com and enter ‘BKP’ when you subscribe!
01:11:22
December 10, 2019
How to Survive a Toxic Workplace, Office Bullying, and dealing with Co-workers, Bad Bosses and other people you can’t stand
Have you ever worked in a toxic environment? I connect with female entrepreneur and a former coworker of mine, Nina Ojeda, to tell the tale of the worst place we ever worked, what makes a workplace “toxic”, how to deal AND how to make your escape! THEN Lifestyle and Leadership Coach Donald Jenkins walks us through a Temperament exercise  to uncover what makes us tick and how to deal with other temperaments and personalities you may find around your office. Want more from our guest? Nina Ojeda Instagram: @ninaojeda Check out her companies @pretebeauty & @dook_bag! Donald Jenkins Instagram: @Donaldjenkinsofficial Website: https://www.musiccitymc.com/ Check out his #MAKINGITHAPPEN Facebook group! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! ONEHOPE WINE This holiday season, be a hero and give the gift of wine that gives back! ONEHOPE Wine is a California based wine company whose mission is to make the world a better place. Every bottle gives back to a different nonprofit with over $4M donated to some pretty incredible causes to date. Drinking wine for a good cause? Yes please! Use code BKP10 for $10 off your first order at onehopewine.com! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout StoryWorth StoryWorth is an online service that helps your loved ones tell the story of their lives through thought-provoking questions about their memories and personal thoughts.  Every week StoryWorth emails your family member different story prompts and after one year, they compile every answered question and photo you choose to include into a beautiful keepsake book that’s shipped for free. For $20 off go to Storyworth.com/BKP!
01:14:24
December 3, 2019
What am I doing with my life? How to feel better when you’re in a Funk with Paige Bourassa (Fixed Audio)
Have you ever been in a funk or wondered “What am I doing with my Life?? Then this is the episode for you! Friend of the show Dr. Paige Bourassa is back to teach us how to calm ourselves down and feel better about life just in time for family time over the holidays! We talk about: Existential Crisis Saturn Return Physical and mental hacks to make us feel better Gratitude Pottery (?) And more. Want more from our guest? Paige Bourassa Instagram: @theaccuchick Shen Medicine: @shenmedicine Website: www.shenmedicine.com We talked about Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk (one of my favorites!) Watch is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc Stay Connected with me too! Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG: @SarahaMerrill_ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Big thank you to our episode sponsors! ONEHOPE WINE This holiday season, be a hero and give the gift of wine that gives back! ONEHOPE Wine is a California based wine company whose mission is to make the world a better place. Every bottle gives back to a different nonprofit with over $4M donated to some pretty incredible causes to date. Drinking wine for a good cause? Yes please! Use code BKP10 for $10 off your first order at onehopewine.com! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout Big Kid Problems is a production of Crate Media
47:56
November 26, 2019
Hormone Health & Modern Fertility with Nina Boyce & Afton Vechery
We’re back in health class – but with a BKP twist. This week I have on Hormone Coach Nina Boyce who will help us understand our hormones better and teach us  ways to nourish our bodies when our hormones are getting out of whack and making us moody, stressed, or, how I like to describe myself when I’m PMSing – very stabby. THEN we’ll hear from CEO of Modern Fertility Afton Vechery who is CHANGING the game on fertility testing and awareness for women. We’ll talk about her revolutionary work which is making fertility testing more accessible and affordable, what fertility testing even does AND what she wants YOU to know about your reproductive health. Want more from our guest? Nina Boyce Instagram: @nourishedwithnina Healing Hormones Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-hormones/id1160965218 Free Hormone Deep Dive! https://campsite.bio/nourishedwithnina Afton Vechery Instagram: @aftonvechery (CEO of @modernfertility) Website: https://modernfertility.com/ Fertility Timeline Quiz is here: https://modernfertility.com/quiz/ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout LOLA Time to upgrade your feminine care products to Organic! LOLA offers pads, liners, and both BPA-free plastic applicators or environmental friendly non-applicator tampons. They even have a super flexible subscription model where you can customize your box with a  mix of products and have it delivered right to your door. Change, skip, or cancel your subscription at any time. To take 30% off your first month subscription just head to mylola.com and enter ‘BKP’ when you subscribe! Audible Access an unbeatable selection of audiobooks including best sellers, mysteries, thrillers, memoirs, and more. You can choose 3 titles every month: 1 audiobook and 2 exclusive Audible Originals you can’t hear anywhere else. Right now, for a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. (That’s more than half off the regular price!) Just go to audible.com/BKP or text BKP to 500-500.
01:05:01
November 19, 2019
BONUS EPISODE! Dating Fatigue & Breaking your Dating Patterns PART 2
A special little BONUS Extension of our Dating Fatigue Episode! If you haven’t already listened to the Dating Fatigue Episode, you may want to start there and then come back for this Cherry on Top. After hearing some expert advice in Part 1, I think it is also super powerful to hear a real life success story. Our guest for this bonus episode is one of my besties, Katie Thiele, who just found love for the first time at the age of 35. We’ll talk about her real life experience with dating fatigue, how she figured out and overcame her dating patterns, and the ACTIONS she took after deciding on her 35th birthday this year that she WOULD find love. She doesn’t hold back! Want more from our guest? Katie Thiele Instagram: @katiejoythiele Our guests from Part 1 Kelly Henderson Instagram: @Velvetsedge Website: https://velvetsedge.com/ Podcast: Check out her pod here! Stephan Labossiere Instagram: @StephanSpeaks Website: http://www.stephanspeaks.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBO9gLGy8ujsJ7xjARI7ow Check out his many books here! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Thinx Thinx is innovative period-proof underwear that keep you fresh, dry, and comfortable all cycle long. It can back up or even replace tampons, pads, cups, or anything else you’re using today — and they look and feel just like an everyday pair of underwear. Thinx is on a mission to empower every body with innovative solutions and social change,  every purchase gives back to their GiveRise program, where they’re fighting for better access to puberty education, menstrual equity, and more. To learn more about Thinx underwear, visit PeriodBetter.com — and use our special code BIGKID to get $10 off your first pair! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout Simple Health Hello online birth control prescriptions and free ( YES FREE)  home delivery! They can prescribe over 100 trusted brands of the pill, as well as the patch &  ring. Then, your birth control ships to your door for free with automatic refills so you never have to worry about forgetting a refill or missing a pill again. The annual prescription is usually $20 but my listeners can try Simple Health for free - just go to simplehealth.com/ BKP or just enter the code BKP at checkout!
35:46
November 15, 2019
Dating Fatigue, Breaking your Dating Patterns, Where to find Mr/Mrs Right and Where we go wrong with Kelly Henderson and Stephan Labossiere
We’re talking about Dating Fatigue this week friends, and in this new age of social media and swiping right, our dating pool has gotten SO BIG that we’re actually getting burnt out. Many of us are waiting longer and longer to settle down and to talk about it, I have some incredible guests for you! First up, Kelly Henderson (E!’s Very Cavallari & Velvets Edge) hops on the pod to talk about being single in your 30’s and the difference of dating in your 20’s vs your 30’s.  THEN Stephan Labossiere is a certified Life and Relationship Coach who has written 10 books and counting on Love & Relationships and we talk about BECOMING Mr/ Mrs. Right, where the “good ones” are, and some dating myths and big mistakes you may be making. AND THEN, as much as I love expert advice, I think it is also super powerful to hear a real life success story! One of my real life besties, Katie Thiele joins us for a BONUS  to talk about how she found love for the first time at 35 after realizing and breaking her own dating pattern.  THIS IS A GOOD ONE FOLKS. Even if you are attached, I think you’ll find this super entertaining and enlightening. Enjoy!  Want more from our guest?  Kelly Henderson  Instagram: @Velvetsedge Website: https://velvetsedge.com/ Podcast: Check out her pod here! Stephan Labossiere  Instagram: @StephanSpeaks Website: http://www.stephanspeaks.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBO9gLGy8ujsJ7xjARI7ow Check out his many books here! Katie Thiele  Instagram: @katiejoythiele  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors!  Thinx Thinx is innovative period-proof underwear that keep you fresh, dry, and comfortable all cycle long. It can back up or even replace tampons, pads, cups, or anything else you’re using today — and they look and feel just like an everyday pair of underwear.  To learn more about Thinx underwear, visit PeriodBetter.com — and use our special code BIGKID to get $10 off your first pair!  Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives.  Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout  Simple Health Hello online birth control prescriptions and free ( YES FREE) home delivery! Simple Health can prescribe over 100 trusted brands of the pill, as well as the patch & ring.  The annual prescription is usually $20 but my listeners can try Simple Health for free, just go to simplehealth.com/BKP or just enter the code BKP at checkout!
01:16:48
November 12, 2019
Stress Less and Accomplish MORE with Emily Fletcher
If you’re stressed out and you know it clap your hands! One thing with adulting is that the older we get, the more responsibilities we have and the more stress we have to deal with. BUT everyone handles stress differently, and how YOU handle stress can directly affect your health and quality of life. So I was really excited when I got the chance to connect with our incredible guest this week, Emily Fletcher. She literally wrote the book “Stress Less and Accomplish More” which.. who doesn’t want both of those things? We are going to get into the neuroscience of what Stress is doing to our brains and bodies, how stress makes us “stupid sick and slow”, we’ll hear how she got rid of her debilitating Insomnia, and we’ll get into some techniques to manage stress so we can all get better at life. Who doesn’t want to get better at life?! Want more from our guest? Emily Fletcher Instagram: @emilystellafletcher &  @ZivaMeditation Website: www.zivameditation.com Get the First 3 days of her life changing course FO’ FREE Here! Check out her book “Stress Less and Accomplish More”  Available on our podcast book club: The BigKidProblems Amazon List Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Thinx Thinx is innovative period-proof underwear that keep you fresh, dry, and comfortable all cycle long. It can back up or even replace tampons, pads, cups, or anything else you’re using today — and they look and feel just like an everyday pair of underwear. They’re washable and reusable too so you can also feel good about switching to a more sustainable period. Thinx is on a mission to empower every body with innovative solutions and social change,  every purchase gives back to their GiveRise program, where they’re fighting for better access to puberty education, menstrual equity, and more. To learn more about Thinx underwear, visit PeriodBetter.com — and use our special code BIGKID to get $10 off your first pair! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
55:46
November 5, 2019
Spirit Guides, Ghosts & Tapping into your Intuition with Celebrity Spiritual Medium, Erika Gabriel
It’s Halloween Week and we’re getting into the holiday spirit fam! Celebrity Spiritual Medium, Erika Gabriel joins us this week to teach us about our spirit guides, how to tap into our intuition, why the universe tests us sometimes, and so much more. Erika has read for thousands of people all of the world and has brought closure to hundreds of mysterious deaths, murders, paternity cases, questionable suicides, overdoses etc, so I put her to the test to see if she could help us solve our #bigkidproblems! Want more from our guest? Erika Gabriel Instagram: @SpiritualMediumErika Website: http://erikagabriel.com/ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsor! Thinx Thinx is innovative period-proof underwear that keep you fresh, dry, and comfortable all cycle long. It can back up or even replace tampons, pads, cups, or anything else you’re using today — and they look and feel just like an everyday pair of underwear. They’re washable and reusable too so you can also feel good about switching to a more sustainable period. Thinx is on a mission to empower every body with innovative solutions and social change,  every purchase gives back to their GiveRise program, where they’re fighting for better access to puberty education, menstrual equity, and more. To learn more about Thinx underwear, visit PeriodBetter.com — and use our special code BIGKID to get $10 off your first pair! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
58:05
October 29, 2019
How to Turn your Side Hustle into your Full Time Gig. SOLO Episode with BigKidProblems Founder, Sarah Merrill
It’s my first ever SOLO Episode! Today I tell you the tale of how I took @bigkidproblems from hobby to side hustle to my full time gig. For anyone who wants to start a passion project, grow their personal brand, leave corporate life, or start their own business – I encourage you to learn through my mistakes! I share some of the big expectations vs. reality of starting your own business, some big f*** ups, and lots of tools and tricks I picked up along the way. Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Hum Nutrition HUM Nutrition is all about making you look and feel your best. Each specific supplement packs a combo of potent all-natural ingredients designed for specific aims, like clearer skin, boosted energy, flatter stomach, better sleep or fuller hair and backed by clinical results. Not sure what you need? No problem: Take a quick quiz to get personalized recs + 20% off with code BIGKID! Visit humnutrition.com and remember to use code BIGKID at checkout for 20% off your first order. www.HumNutrition.com Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
56:58
October 22, 2019
Moving In Together, Expectation vs Reality, Keeping it Sexy, When to Move in and When to Move on with NEWLY Moved in Couple Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula of Bravo TV’s Summer House
It’s a big relationship milestone! We’re talking about Moving In Together. We’re sitting down with my pals and REAL life couple Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula of Bravo TV’s Summer House to talk about some quirks that they learned about each other AFTER moving in, how they navigate life together, how they keep it sexy and so much more. We’re even going to play a little version of the Newly Wed game – except it’s the Newly Moved-in game – so I promise, that will be entertaining for us all. And THEN, we’re going to get serious with our Expert of the week, Kerri Mohr who is a licensed therapist who specializes in Relationships. We talk about how to evaluate if moving in together is the right step in your relationship, some conversations to have BEFOREHAND, and what to do if you’ve already moved in, but its not going as planned. Want more from our guest? Kyle Cooke Instagram: @imkylecooke Amanda Batulo Instagram: @amandabatula Try their delish new venture, LOVERBOY Kerri Mohr Instagram: @a_goodplace Website: https://www.agoodplacetherapy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agoodplacetherapy/ Resource: We talked about the “4 Horsemen” that will kill your relationship. Learn more about ‘em here! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Hum Nutrition HUM Nutrition is all about making you look and feel your best. Each specific supplement packs a combo of potent all-natural ingredients designed for specific aims, like clearer skin, boosted energy, flatter stomach, better sleep or fuller hair and backed by clinical results. Not sure what you need? No problem: Take a quick quiz to get personalized recs + 20% off with code BIGKID! Visit humnutrition.com and remember to use code BIGKID at checkout for 20% off your first order. www.HumNutrition.com Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
01:14:19
October 15, 2019
Keeping up with the @MrsDowJones’ – Investing 101, Getting out of Debt, Who pays on the first date, and making finance fun w/ Haley Sacks
We’re making Finance Fun this week with the hilarious @MrsDowJones AKA Haley Sacks. I know, I know. When I see the word “finance” I want to run for the hills but believe it or not you NEED some basic understanding of finance so you can do things like live and go to brunch. In this episode we talk about some ways to tackle debt, some easy apps to use, and some crystal clear steps to take if you want to start investing TODAY. We also talk about money and dating, who should pay on the first date, how to combine finances if you’re moving in together or getting married and just lots of other important adult stuff. Want more from our guest? Haley Sacks Instagram: @MrsDowJones Website: https://mrsdowjones.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/mrsdowjones/ We talked a lot about Compounding Interest… Here is a great article that shows the Compounding Interest Chart we talked about. It’s called HOW TEENS CAN BECOME MILLIONAIRES (How perfect is that?) https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-teens-can-become-millionaires Haley’s Compounding Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MujxX29XzE&feature=youtu.be Want some of the books we chatted about on today’s episode? Check out The BigKidProblems Amazon List! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsor! Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
51:03
October 8, 2019
Resilience and learning Mental, Physical & Emotional Toughness with SURVIVOR Alumn Eliza Orlins and Paige Bourassa
Shits getting REAL this week fam – we are talking about getting UP after getting knocked down a.k.a learning resilience and mental toughness when life just wants to kick you in the balls. Friend of the show Paige Bourassa and I talk about getting our balls CURRENTLY kicked and how we are coping. THEN we bring on 2x Survivor Alumn and Amazing Race star Eliza Orlins who can teach us all a thing or two about developing mental toughness in extreme conditions. Want more from our guests? Paige Bourassa Instagram: @theaccuchick Shen Medicine: @shenmedicine Website: www.shenmedicine.com Eliza Orlins Instagram: @eorlins Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Hum Nutrition HUM Nutrition is all about making you look and feel your best. Each specific supplement packs a combo of potent all-natural ingredients designed for specific aims, like clearer skin, boosted energy, flatter stomach, better sleep or fuller hair and backed by clinical results. Not sure what you need? No problem: Take a quick quiz to get personalized recs + 20% off with code BIGKID! Visit humnutrition.com and remember to use code BIGKID at checkout for 20% off your first order. www.HumNutrition.com Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
59:07
October 1, 2019
Cuffed up: Seduction, Finding and vetting a potential mate, “do I like him or am I just cold” and increasing intimacy in relationships
Welcome to FALL YA’LL. It’s the season of PSL’s, Cozy Sweaters, and of course – CUFFING SZN. I’m joined by the hilarious ladies of the Girl’s Gotta Eat Podcast to talk all about this time honored tradition, some cuffing fails, and answers to the age old question “Do I like him or am I just cold?” We’ll also play a game called “Psycho or Power Move” on some cuffing tactics that may make you cringe in your cable knit sweater. THEN our expert of the week is the incredible Shan Boodram (AKA @Shanboody) who is a dating coach, sex educator and relationship expert who LITERALLY wrote the book. “The Game of Desire”. She drops KNOWLEDGE on our asses on everything from the art of seduction, to finding your partners turn on triggers and so so much more. Want more from our guests? Girls Gotta Eat Podcast Instagram: @girlsgottaeatpodcast Website: https://www.girlsgottaeatpodcast.com/ Check out their live shows! stupidliveshows.com Ashley Hesseltine Instagram: @ashhess Rayna Greenberg Instagram: @onehungryjew Shan Boodram Instagram: @Shanboody Website: https://www.shanboodram.com/ Check out her book “The Game of Desire”  Available on The BigKidProblems Amazon List Resources: Check out the Turn on Trigger quiz! https://www.thegameofdesire.com/quiz The Game of Desire Workbook: https://www.thegameofdesire.com/workbook Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Hum Nutrition HUM Nutrition is all about making you look and feel your best. Each specific supplement packs a combo of potent all-natural ingredients designed for specific aims, like clearer skin, boosted energy, flatter stomach, better sleep or fuller hair and backed by clinical results. Not sure what you need? No problem: Take a quick quiz to get personalized recs + 20% off with code BIGKID! Visit humnutrition.com and remember to use code BIGKID at checkout for 20% off your first order. www.HumNutrition.com Four Sigmatic Four Sigmatic is a natural superfood company that specializes in mushroom-based drinks that benefit our immunity, energy, and longevity, and help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. Four Sigmatic makes a wide variety of blends, including mushroom coffee, mushroom elixirs, hot cacaos, matcha, superfood blends, and more. Special offer for BIGKID audience! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase at foursigmatic.com/BIGKID or use discount code BIGKID at checkout
01:14:39
September 24, 2019
Let’s Get Lost! Travel tips & tricks, Where to go, relationship tips on the road with Find Us Lost Travel Blog
I plan on igniting some WANDERLUST in all of you because we are talking ALL about Summer Travel in this episode! Ohh travel. My mom used to say it’s the one thing you can spend your money on that actually makes you richer. And for once, I totally agree with her.   Selena and Jacob Taylor are on the podcast today and they are the husband and Wife duo behind the INCREDIBLE Find Us Lost Travel blog. They are sharing all their favorite tips and tricks for traveling, how they survive on the road together without killing each other, How to get your man to become a good Instagram photographer and then they’ll share WHERE to go based off your Summer intentions. So if your single/ ready to mingle, looking for the BEST food, or trying to get off the grid, they are going to help you choose your next adventure (and do it all affordably). Dust off that passport and enjoy!  Want more from our guests?  Find Us Lost Website: https://finduslost.com/ Instagram: @finduslost Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/finduslost/ Watch their insane videos! https://www.youtube.com/finduslost Get their presets! https://finduslost.com/shop/ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  The BigKidProblems 2020 Calendar is out now!!!! Talk about the best gift ever…. On Amazon now Interested in finding any of the books/products mentioned on this podcast? They can all be found on the BKP Amazon List Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Pssst: Pics from the surprise Engagement HERE Big thank you to our episode sponsors! BetterHelp! Tap into the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our counselors, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office counselor, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want. Betterhelp wants you to start living a happier life TODAY. And I’m pretty excited to have a special offer for our listeners – to get 10% off your first month of therapy go to betterhelp.com/BigKid and join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health today More Labs  Morning Recovery is the drink before you drink, that will have you feeling better after a night of too much booze. Morning Recovery’s secret is D-H-M, a plant-derived superhero ingredient that helps speed up the breakdown of alcohol-induced toxins so you wake up feeling refreshed & not regretting your entire life- that’s a plus!  For 20% off your first order, go to www.morelabs.com/bigkid and use code “BIGKID” at checkout! 
01:01:29
August 6, 2019
Summer Love, Dating, Hookups, F*ckboys & Friendzones with Bravo TV’ Paige DeSorbo & Danielle Olivera of Summer House
Summer Love is in the air and we are turning UP THE HEAT in this episode. We’re talking Hookups, dating apps, one night stands, how to spot a fuckboy AND how to move that summer fling into something more. And if there are two people who know a thing or two about Summer Love, it’s my two guests Today from Bravo TV’s Summer House - Paige Desordo and Danielle Olivera. Grab your rose lets go!  Want more from our guests?  Paige Desorbo Instagram: @paige_desorbo Website: https://linktr.ee/Paige_desorbo Danielle Olivera Instagram: @danielleolivera Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Forte Foundation  Can you imagine just how powerful it is to be part of a community of over 100,000 motivated career women? At Forté, we’re working to change the balance of power in the workplace. Forte Foundation offers workshops, leadership conferences, professional development, and networking opportunities for women at all stages of their careers. The best part: it’s free!  Go to fortefounation.org/bigkidproblems  and sign up for your free membership.  Strong Coffee Company!  If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee! Note just you average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein, MCT Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and more! Buy 1 Bag, Get 1 Free (that’s a $45 Value!!) with this link and code “BIGKID” at checkout: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/pages/bigkid More Labs  Morning Recovery is the drink before you drink, that will have you feeling better after a night of too much booze. Morning Recovery’s secret is D-H-M, a plant-derived superhero ingredient that helps speed up the breakdown of alcohol-induced toxins so you wake up feeling refreshed & not regretting your entire life- that’s a plus!  For 20% off your first order, go to www.morelabs.com/bigkid and use code “BIGKID” at checkout! 
39:60
July 30, 2019
Party Smart! How alcohol, drugs, juuls and sun effect your skin (and how to fix it) PLUS your biggest skin #bigkidproblems solved w/ LA’s Famous Skin Worship
Summer is a time for fun in the Sun but it comes at a cost at my friends! Ever feel like you’ve aged 5 years after a long night of partying? Yea, your skin feels it too. I had heard whispers of a magical Skin Haven called “Skin Worship” in Los Angeles, and sat down with owner Leslie Kritzer and Andrea Amez to learn their HIGHLY sought after skincare tips and tricks. But what we got was sooo much more than that. We talk Summer’s biggest skin concerns, and how to beautify from the inside out. We also get innnn to it and talk alcohol, molly, mushrooms, coke, juuls, caffeine , adderall ETC, how to come back from come downs, help your hangovers, and how this all effects your mental health. THEN the ladies answer your biggest skin #bigkidproblems, share their favorite products, give us some home remedies and affordable tips, and SO much more.  This is WAY more than a skincare episode and I have never heard an interview quite like this. Buckle up!  Leslie Kritzer Instagram: @leslie.skinworship Andrea Amez Instagram: @amez.skinworship Skin Worship! Website: https://skinworship.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinworshipofficial/ Shop their products! https://skinworship.com/product Products mentioned!  There were a ton of products mentioned in this episode! To keep it easy, they can all be found on the BKP Amazon List: HERE! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Pssst: Pics from the surprise Engagement HERE Big thank you to our episode sponsors! BetterHelp! Betterhelp wants you to start living a happier life TODAY. And I’m pretty excited to have a special offer for our listeners – to get 10% off your first month of therapy go to betterhelp.com/BigKid and join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health today Strong Coffee Company!  If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee! Note just you average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein, MCT Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and more! Buy 1 Bag, Get 1 Free (that’s a $45 Value!!) with this link and code “BIGKID” at checkout: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/pages/bigkid Forte Foundation  Can you imagine just how powerful it is to be part of a community of over 100,000 motivated career women?  At Forté, we’re working to change the balance of power in the workplace. Forte Foundation offers workshops, leadership conferences, professional development, and networking opportunities for women at all stages of their careers. The best part: it’s free!  Go to fortefounation.org/bigkidproblems  and sign up for your free membership. 
57:27
July 23, 2019
EVERY Body is a Beach Body! Confidence hacks, Body Image, Summer Style & Empowerment w/ Melissa Chataigne
Summer 2019 has been crowned HOT GIRL SUMMER and yes I had to look up what that means. Hot girl Summer is all about living your best life with confidence and it couldn’t be more fitting to have on Style & Empowerment Coach Melissa Chataigne to show us how to dip into our power. She is a style expert and a speaker who leads empowerment workshops to help people cultivate confidence at ANY body type,  and we talk some REAL talk about gaining confidence, learning to love your body  at any size and tips to emphasize your assets to help you feel your best.  Because EVERY BODY IS A BEACH BODY  Want more from our guests?  Melissa Chataigne Instagram: @ChataigneStyle Website: https://www.melissachataigne.com Join the FREE 21-Day Style Confidence Challenge HERE Obviously had to include the song that launched HOT GIRL SUMMER: Cash Shit by Megan Thee Stallion  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! BetterHelp! Tap into the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our counselors, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office counselor, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want. Betterhelp wants you to start living a happier life TODAY. And I’m pretty excited to have a special offer for our listeners – to  get 10% off your first month of therapy go to betterhelp.com/BigKid and join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health today Forte Foundation  Can you imagine just how powerful it is to be part of a community of over 100,000 motivated career women?  At Forté, we’re working to change the balance of power in the workplace. Forte Foundation offers workshops, leadership conferences, professional development, and networking opportunities for women at all stages of their careers. The best part: it’s free!  Go to fortefounation.org/bigkidproblems  and sign up for your free membership. 
43:38
July 16, 2019
I’m Engaged! A Surprise Engagement Story + Wedding Planning 101 with @BetchesBrides
Welcome to The BigKidProblems Podcast SUMMER SERIES! This is the first of five specialty “Summer” episodes and we’re kicking things off with some big news…. I’m engaged! Since we’re friends now, I had to fill you in on how it all went down, so my FIANCE Brandon Hall joins us to help tell the tale from our separate perspectives.  THEN, I couldn’t make this episode ALL about me, so I brought in an expert from @BetchesBrides (The new channel from @betches )to teach us about what to do IMMEDIATELY after you get engaged. Because let me tell you, nobody prepares you for this.  Want more from our guests?  Brandon Hall  Instagram: @BradonHall11 Like wine? Check out the wine company Brandon Co-Founded! ONEHOPE Wine  Betches Brides - @BetchesBrides  Ashley Fern Instagram:  @Disco_infern0 Some of the Wedding Planning Resources Ashley mentioned! Zola The Knot  Wedding Wire  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Pssst: Pics from the surprise Engagement HERE Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Strong Coffee Company!  If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee! Note just you average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein, MCT Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and more! Buy 1 Bag, Get 1 Free (that’s a $45 Value!!) with this link and code “BIGKID” at checkout: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/pages/bigkid More Labs  Morning Recovery is the drink before you drink, that will have you feeling better after a night of too much booze. Morning Recovery’s secret is D-H-M, a plant-derived superhero ingredient that helps speed up the breakdown of alcohol-induced toxins so you wake up feeling refreshed & not regretting your entire life- that’s a plus!  For 20% off your first order, go to www.morelabs.com/bigkid and use code “BIGKID” at checkout! 
49:11
July 9, 2019
Course Correction: Changing your Path In life with Hannah Berner, Taylor Strecker and Biet Simkin
Have you ever been going down a certain path in life and realized you needed to make a change? Maybe you switched careers or got out of a relationship, maybe you are considering making a change now.. the point is, Course Corrections can be one of the hardest and SCARIEST parts of adulthood. One change, for better or worse, can completely change the course of your life. #NOPRESSURE  So that is what we are getting into today. We have on an ALL-STAR panel this week with Hannah Berner of “The Berning in Hell Podcast” and Taylor Strecker of “Taste of Taylor Podcast”. They have both made life altering course corrections and lived to tell the tale. We’ll get into how they did it, what held them back for so long, the fears they had to face, and the aftermath of their decisions. THEN we switch gears with our expert of the week, spiritual teacher and Author Biet Simkin. Biet Is going to teach us how to really dig in to ourselves and make sure we are truly listening to our gut and NOT just making course corrections because we are scared or tired or want to ESCAPE from our current situations. Some things we discuss in the episode:  Choosing the right path, not the easy path How to let go of obligations or “letting people down” Facing the fears that will hold you back Finding the right support system Calling yourself on your own bullshit  Tiny changes that can change your course Visualization exercise to help you get clear on your path And much more!  Want more from our guests?  Hannah Berner  Instagram: @beingbernz Listen to the Berning in Hell Podcast!  Taylor Strecker  Instagram: @TaylorStrecker   https://taylorstrecker.com/ Listen to The Taste of Taylor Podcast!  Biet Simkin  Instagram: @guidedbybiet All things Biet! Her new book, music, guided meditations, events and more can be found here! Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Strong Coffee Company!  If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee! Note just you average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein, MCT Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and more! Try it for 20% off with Code “BIGKID” https://strongcoffeecompany.com/ More Labs  Morning Recovery is the drink before you drink, that will have you feeling better after a night of too much booze. Morning Recovery’s secret is D-H-M, a plant-derived superhero ingredient that helps speed up the breakdown of alcohol-induced toxins so you wake up feeling refreshed & not regretting your entire life- that’s a plus!  For 20% off your first order, go to www.morelabs.com/bigkid and use code “BIGKID” at checkout! 
01:12:31
May 21, 2019
No New Friends.. Just Kidding. Expanding your inner circle, finding community and building new friendships as an “adult”
This week we are talking all about making new friends as a quote on quote “adult”. It does seem that the older we get, the harder it can be to make new friends… We have more responsibilities, we already have established friendships, and not to mention, meeting new people can be uncomfortable and there happens to be a perfectly good new murder documentary on Netflix. #hardpass But wait! Expanding your circle, learning new perspectives and making new connections can really help you grow as a person AND uplevel in general. You never know the opportunities that can come from just one new friend – so I’m here to make it easier. For our roundtable this week, we are joined by the awesome ladies of “The Almost 30 Podcast” Krista Williams and Lindsay Simsik. They are MASTERS at building connections and have brought thousands of people together through their Almost 30 Community. THEN we will have on our expert of the week, Rob of @Robs10KFriends. Rob quit his corporate job years ago and embarked on a project to meet and spend an hour with 10,000 new people, so he is a PRO at making new friends and forging connections quickly. It’s a good one!  Want more from our guests?  Krista Williams  Instagram: @hundredblog https://linktr.ee/hundredblog Lindsey Simcik  Instagram: @LindseySimcik http://www.lindseysimcik.com/ The Almost 30 Podcast Instagram: @almost30podcast https://www.almost30podcast.com/ Find an Almost 30 Event near you! 2019 Tour Dates  Rob Lawless Instagram: @Robs10Kfriends https://www.robs10kfriends.com/ “How to Meet 12 New People in 2019”  https://medium.com/@roblawless/how-to-meet-12-new-people-in-2019-491228d92f5b Dating Apps.. but for friends ☺ Shapr Bumble BFF  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our episode sponsors! Strong Coffee Company!  If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee! Note just you average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein, MCT Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and more!  Try it for 20% off with Code “BIGKID” https://strongcoffeecompany.com/ More Labs  Morning Recovery is the drink before you drink, that will have you feeling better after a night of too much booze. Morning Recovery’s secret is D-H-M, a plant-derived superhero ingredient that helps speed up the breakdown of alcohol-induced toxins so you wake up feeling refreshed & not regretting your entire life- that’s a plus! For 20% off your first order, go to www.morelabs.com/bigkid and use code “BIGKID” at checkout!
52:34
May 7, 2019
We Barely Bang! Relationship Sex Ruts, Bringing the Mojo back, Sexual Compatibility, Passion vs Compassionate Love
Lets. Get. Intimate. This week we are talking all things Sex & Relationships, and more specifically, why sexy time begins to diminish with your significant other. Andrea Syrtash, author of several dating and relationship books including “Cheat on Your Husband, With your Husband” AND “He’s Just not your type: and that’s a good thing” is our expert this week and she breaks down why we get into sex ruts in the first place and provides USABLE tips and tools to bring the mojo back. We also have dating coach Ana Morgenstern and Conor Crehan of Barstool Sports’ Zero Blog Thirty Podcast on our roundtable to give female and male perspectives of this phenomenon. Some topic that arise:   - How often couples “should” have sex. What’s “normal”? - Male vs. Female libido  - Communicating your needs - Sexual Compatibility - Feeling “sexually rejected” by your partner  - Why fourplay starts way outside of the bedroom - Small things you can do to set the mood - When a sex rut signifies a bigger problem in the relationship.  Want more from our guests??  Andrea Syrtash @Andreainny OR @pregnantish Website: http://www.andreasyrtash.com/ Check out Andrea’s Dating & Relationship Books (and every book mentioned on this podcast) in the BigKidProblems Master Amazon List! https://www.amazon.com/shop/bigkidproblems Connor Crehan:  Instagram: @captaincons and @zeroblog30 Podcast: Zero Blog Thirty by Barstool Sports  Anna Morgenstern  Instagram: @annamorgenstern  Website: https://www.annamorgenstern.com/ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_. Big thank you to our episode sponsor Strong Coffee Company! If you like coffee and getting Sh*t done, try Strong Coffee. Not just your average cup of joe, Strong Coffee is packed with extra good stuff like Collagen Protein to support healthy skin/hair/ nails, MCT Oil which helps cognitive function, and Hyaluronic Acid to rejuvenate and hydrate skin.. all while you’re drinking your morning coffee! Oh and it's f*cking delish. I am OBSESSED. Try it for 20% off with Code “BigKid” at checkout! https://strongcoffeecompany.com/
46:49
April 30, 2019
It’s Wedding Season! Momzillas, Missing Brides, Money Saving tips, Wedding Etiquette and MORE
Spring has Sprung and that means Wedding Season is in the air! Now I don’t know about you guys but I actually love wedding season. Free food, dressing up, open bar – that’s all my favorite things. But I know it can get old fast and become a real #bigkidproblem if you’re shelling out a ton of money over and over again to celebrate OTHER peoples happiness. And to be real.. its gotten a little out of hand recently. . But that’s why I thought it would be fun to kick this wedding season off with a little specialty episode, where we can get the real dirt behind the scenes of weddings with two all-star Wedding Planners who have SEEN IT ALLL. That’s why I ventured to Nashville Tennessee to sit down with the duo behind H-3-Events, Hugh Howser and Kate Steele. They are my panel AND my experts this week because they live and breathe all things weddings and have some tea to SPILL. We talk everything from Momzillas, to missing Brides, bad bridesmaids, open bar fails, dance floor makeouts infront of Grandma and so much more. We even chat some money-saving tips and I test YOUR knowledge of some wedding traditions at the end that might just blow your mind. Want more from our guests? H Three Events Website: www.hthreeevents.com H Three Events Instagram (hello inspo!) https://www.instagram.com/hthreeevents/ Hugh Howser Instagram: @HughHowser Twitter: @HughHowser Kate Steele Instagram: @SteeleKate Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com! Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_
40:37
April 23, 2019
The Anxiety Episode: Finding the root causes of our anxiety, How to treat it, When to seek professional help, Free, cheap and natural resources to help you every single day
This week, we are getting into it folks. We are diving into a BIG #Bigkidproblem that I’m sure has effected 100% of you listening at one point r another. This – is the Anxiety Episode. Maybe you struggle with anxiety every day or maybe you just had a super stressful period like a breakup, or a job loss – but one thing is for certain. You either have or will face anxiety at one point or another.  Word of warning… this episode is a bit of a wild ride. Our roundtable goes off the rails (I should have known) with comediennes Wrenn Woods and Audrey Stewart. We talk about -Sunday Scaries  -To-Do list anxiety  -Financial Stress -Sexuality Stress -Social Anxiety And then things get serious with our expert of the week, Therapist and Executive Coach, Megan Bruneau. She gives us a TON of information, tips and tools to get control of our emotions and overcome our anxiety. A few things we discuss:  -How we use technology, social media, etc to “numb”  -Is anxiety increasing? -Perfectionism & Goal Setting “When I do this, I’ll be happy” trap -How to stop from getting swept away in our emotions  - Practicing self compassion & mindfullness -Mental vs/ Physical Reactions  -Natural Remedies  -When to get help I even share a little bit about my personal experience with anxiety and some advice that changed my life. I told ya, it’s a wild ride!  RESOURCE: The free and Cheap Therapy and Meditation Apps I mentioned: THE List on the BKP BLOG  Want more from our guests?  Wrenn Woods Instagram: @wrennwoods and @thewrennwoodsshow Twitter: @wrennwoods Check out The Wrenn Woods Show! Audrey Stewart  Instagram: @AudreyStewisart Expert of the week: Megan Bruneau Instagram: @meganjbruneau Podcast: The Failure Factor Latest articles, and more from Megan: https://meganbruneau.com/latest Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected with me! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_
01:05:53
April 16, 2019
When Your Friends Start getting Pregnant on Purpose: What it's really like being pregnant, weird things no one prepares you for, fertility options, egg freezing, birth anxiety
Nothing will make you put your life into perspective quite like when you’re friends start getting pregnant on purpose. One day you’re all eating chicken nuggets on the floor of your apartment and the next, you’re picking out nursery room colors. Life happens fast man. In this episode,  we’re going to talk about ALL kinds of things related to pregnancy and fertility. So regardless if you’re female OR male - this episode will be eye opening.  First, our roundtable is with Bravo TVs’ Ashley Wirkus McAtee and her bun in the oven, Baby McAtee! Ashley is 8 months pregnant and we get REAL about the life changes that come with pregnancy –the weird things that nobody prepares you for, how it changes your relationship, and the excitement and anxiety that come with it. Then, our expert of the week Andrea Syrtash, who is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Pregnantish.com, joins us to talk all about fertility. So if you’re curious about having a baby someday – we’ll talk about what your options are.  Regardless if you are in your 20’s,30’s or 40’s, single or attached this episode has a ton of information for you and I honestly learned a LOT. Hope you will too! Enjoy! Want more from our guests? Ashley Wirkus McAtee @Ashleynmcate Website: www.wirkustwins.com Andrea Syrtash @Andreainny OR @pregnantish Website: https://pregnantish.com/  Article we spoke about: “The IVF Process – What to Expect”  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill Want pics from this episode and so much more? Visit www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Interested in checking out some of the books and products mentioned on this podcast? Visit the BigKidProblems Amazon List!
01:04:30
April 9, 2019
I Miss my Metabolism! Ways our lifestyle & stress effects our bodies over time, fad diets, dad-bods, and reprogramming your brain and body image to live longer, healthier lives
Quick show of hands if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your metabolism? It seems like just yesterday we could eat an XL pizza by ourselves and now if we even look at a carb we gain 3 lbs? WHAT GIVES? This week we are joined by Lauren Wirkus and Lindsay Hubbard from Bravo TV’s Summer House to talk about our guiltiest late night eats, putting on ‘love pounds’, stress eating, fad diets we’ve failed at, and the effects of binge drinking through our 20’s.  THEN we are joined by Holistic Health Practitioner Sarah Anne Stewart who knows this struggle deeply and intimately. We talk about everything from eating disorders (Sarah herself suffered for 10 years!) to meditation, body image and how to boost your metabolism in a healthy way. We’ve all heard to ‘diet and exercise’ but we go so much deeper in this episode. She lays the foundation to help us transform our relationship with food and our bodies. (whaaaaat?!) Want more from our guests? Lauren Wirkus @LaurenWirkus Website: www.wirkustwins.com Lindsay Hubbard @LindHubbs Website: www.hubbhousepr.com Sarah Anne Stewart @sarahannestewart Website: https://sarahannestewart.com Get Sarah’s FREE EMPOWER PACK filled with powerful, proven tips & tools to help you get started on your journey towards well-being.  Get Sarah’s ‘Meditation Slim Mastery’ Course here!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Big thank you to our sponsor More Labs! Want to say goodbye to those rough mornings after drinking? Take 20% off your first order of Morning Recovery at morelabs.com/bigkid and use code ‘BIGKID’ at checkout!
51:28
April 2, 2019
WHAT ARE WE?! Defining the relationship, how to have the difficult conversations, joining finances, moving in together, when to pull the rip cord
Hate having the dreaded, “WHAT ARE WE?!” conversation? Same. This week we’re talking all about taking the next steps in a relationship. First, we have our roundtable with the hilarious and talented ladies behind the wildly popular ‘Almost 30 Podcast’ – Krista Williams and Lindsay Simcik. We talk about DTR,  signs things are getting serious, and how to trick our boyfriends into doing what we want. THEN we have on our expert of the week, Relationship Expert & Sexologist, Michelle Hope, who gives us very solid advice on how to broach difficult conversations with your partner, how to align your life goals and talk about the hard things like joining finances, moving in together and so on. We also talk about when it’s time to ‘shit or get off the pot’ in our relationships. (Love that saying). Want more from our guests?  Krista Williams  Instagram: @hundredblog https://linktr.ee/hundredblog Lindsey Simcik  Instagram: @LindseySimcik http://www.lindseysimcik.com/ The Almost 30 Podcast Instagram: @almost30podcast https://www.almost30podcast.com/ Expert of the week: Michelle Hope  Instagram: @mhsexpert http://www.mhsexpert.com/ Some resources Michelle mentioned:  Take the Relationship Attachment Style Test HERE Learn your ‘Love Language’ HERE  Book: Attached:  The New Science of Adult Attachment  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_
01:02:04
March 26, 2019
Help Me I’m Poor! Budgeting, Breaking bad financial habits, Odd jobs & side hustles, Changing your money mindset, Tips to escape credit card and student loan debt
Help me I’m poor! One of the biggest #bigkidproblems out there is feeling broke or just not knowing how to control your personal finances. If anyone knows this struggle well, it’s Comedienne Wrenn Woods and Actress Katie Peterson who spent years doing the “ struggling actress” thing. And I thought NYC was hard! We talk odd jobs and side hustles, stupid habits that keep us broke, and the weirdest things we’ve done for money. Then we’ll uncover the scary personal finance monster we hide from with our Expert, Brittney Castro of Financially Wise, Inc.  a company all about getting control of your finances and life. We talk about very unsexy things like budgeting, credit scores and 401ks, but by  getting clear she helps us to create a plan and stop stressing about money. She’ll also help to get us out of credit card and student loan debt, and help us afford $16 salads.  Want more from our guests?  Wrenn Woods Instagram: @wrennwoods and @thewrennwoodsshow Twitter: @wrennwoods Check out The Wrenn Woods Show! Katie Peterson Instagram: @KatieLauraPeterson  Blog: The Rebel Blonde  Expert of the week: Brittney Castro:  Instagram: @brittneycastro Website: Financially Wise, Inc Program:  Wealth Mastery Some of the resources Brittney mentioned: Investopedia: www.investopedia.com Mint.com  You Need A Budget (App): here Great Book Recommendation: Money Master The Game by Tony Robbins  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_ Big thank you to our sponsor More Labs!  Want to say goodbye to those rough mornings after drinking? Take 20% off your first order of Morning Recovery at morelabs.com/bigkid and use code BIGKID at checkout!
59:21
March 19, 2019
Single AF. Reasons why we’re single, pros and cons of single life, dating app fails, pick up lines, loneliness, recognizing our limitations and more
In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about the single life and the highs and lows that come with it. We kick things off with our panel, two people who have been through the dating ringer of New York City: Anna Morgenstern who has actually turned her dating life into a career and Connor Crehan of the Barstool Sports Podcast: Zero Blog Thirty. We chat about who has it harder? Guys vs girls, dating apps, Netflix relationships, Pick up lines and so much more. THEN we have on an expert who WROTE THE BOOK on why you’re still single (Seriously). Laura Lane, the co-author of This is Why You’re Single and co-host of the This is Why You’re Single Podcast joins us to talk about expectations, reasons why you may still be single, ghosting vs. orbiting, 1st date techniques, and things she wishes she knew in her single days. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you’re gunna like this one!  Want more from our guests?  Laura Lane: Instagram: @LauralaneRad and @YourSingleShow Book:  This is why You’re Single! Podcast: This is Why You’re Single  Connor Crehan:  Instagram: @captaincons and @zeroblog30 Podcast: Zero Blog Thirty by Barstool Sports  Anna Morgenstern  Instagram: @annamorgenstern  Website: https://www.annamorgenstern.com/ Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill_
44:51
March 12, 2019
Finding your Dream Job: Breaking into your dream industry, Finding your Passion, Getting real about your strengths and shortcomings, side hustles
Are you not exactly in your dream job? Whether you’re having trouble breaking into your industry of choice or not even sure WHAT your dream job IS – you are not alone.  Today on our roundtable we have on two boss babes who have had two very different paths to get their dream careers. We’ll talk about how they got their foot in the door, different ways to climb the corporate ladder, and some surprising mistakes YOU might be making to keep you from getting the job of your dreams. Then we switch gears and have our Career Coach, Joceyln Miller, on to help those of us who are not even sure where to start. Some resources she specifically  talks about in the podcast are below.  The official  Myers Briggs Test: www.mbtionline.com Strengths Finder: www.gallupstrengthscenter.com Cognitive Preference Survey: https://apps.gtdfocus.com/surveys Please note – these tests require separate fees, so I’ve included a few free resources for you below! https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test https://high5test.com/ Want to learn more about our guests? Check them out:  Naz Perez: @NazPerez HeartBroken Anonymous: http://www.heartbrokenanonymous.com/  Emily Evans: @emilykevans Jocelyn: www.jocelynmariemiller.com/about/ - You can schedule a discovery call with Jocelyn through her website. I’ve done it and highly recommend you taking her up on it!! Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill Big THANK YOU to our episode sponsor: OneHope Wine! Finding ways to make more money is always a Big Kid Problem worth solving. Are you looking for a side hustle or new career in 2019? What if I told you you could get paid to work from home, sell wine, host tasting parties, and give back to nonprofits all at the same time? With ONEHOPE Wine you can do just that! Visit onehopewine.com/join, fill out the form, and under “How Did You Hear About Us? select “Big Kid Problems”  CHEERS!
59:56
March 5, 2019
WTF is a BigKidProblem: 20-30 Something Struggles, Expectations, Timelines, Failures, Lessons learned. Why you’re going to be OK
Welcome to the BigKidProblems Podcast! In this first episode, I give you the rundown on why I started BKP in the first place and how this podcast will go down. Essentially we’ll take an issue or struggle (AKA, a #BigKidProblem) and break it down weekly with our panel of comediennes, personalities, or celebrity guests.  THEN we’re bringing in an expert to solve our BKP of the week. We’re gunna have fun here but I promise you’ll learn and grow along the way.  Our first roundtable kicks off with two people who KNOW a thing or two about having BigKidProblems… Lauren Wirkus and Lindsay Hubbard of Bravo TV’s SummerHouse. We talk about the transition from college to New York City and the struggles of young adulthood like low paying jobs,  dating assholes and surviving on $5 Footlongs. We also talk about the hard lessons we learned in our 20’s and the things were STILL learning in our early 30s.  Then Dr. Paige Bourassa joins us and gives some practical tips for staying on course when we feel lost. We talk about expectations vs. reality, timelines, and the steps we can take to incrementally improve our current situations instead of hitting the panic button.  Find more at www.ThebigkidProblems.com!  Want more from our guests? Lauren Wirkus @LaurenWirkus Website: www.wirkustwins.com  Lindsay Hubbard @LindHubbs Website: www.hubbhousepr.com  Paige Bourassa: @theaccuchick Shen Medicine: @shenmedicine  Website: www.shenmedicine.com  Stay Connected! @BigKidproblems Sarah’s personal IG @SarahaMerrill Big THANK YOU to our episode sponsor: OneHope Wine! Finding ways to make more money is always a Big Kid Problem worth solving. Are you looking for a side hustle or new career in 2019? What if I told you you could get paid to work from home, sell wine, host tasting parties, and give back to nonprofits all at the same time? With ONEHOPE Wine you can do just that! Visit onehopewine.com/join, fill out the form, and under “How Did You Hear About Us? select “Big Kid Problems”  CHEERS!
50:31
February 26, 2019
Trailer
Welcome to Big Kid Problems
02:09
February 18, 2019