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Almost Home Alone

Almost Home Alone

By Heather Balog
We discuss our lives with kids and transitioning to an empty nest in the near future. Each episode we talk about our journey from being two stupid kids to a middle aged couple who sort of have their lives together.
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Episode 3—The Episode Where the Kids Join Us

Almost Home Alone

Episode 7: The Episode Where We Cry in a Vineyard
Hubby and I have a dilemma....listen to the pod and send us feedback. You can email us at or comment on our Instagram page, The Almost Home Alone Podcast. Be sure to follow us and rate and review this podcast as well. Oh and check out Windmill Creek Vineyard if you're in the Ocean City Maryland area!
October 11, 2020
Episode 6---The Episode Where We Talk About All The Crap We've Been Through
Adversity. Sounds like such a powerful word, doesn't it? It doesn't feel powerful when you're facing it. Hubby and I may look like we've got our $hit together now, but let me tell you, we've stared down some pretty tough times in our 23 years together. In this episode we talk frankly about what it was like to be married and broke 21-year-old college students,  running away from our problems by literally fleeing across the country, the shock of young parenthood, the heartbreak of infertility, and getting ourselves back on track financially and emotionally in our forties.
May 08, 2020
Episode 5---The Episode Where We Talk About Quarantine Productivity
During this time of Covid-19, a lot of us are beating ourselves up for not being as productive as we had hoped. Join us as we talk about ways to feel productive and how we can avoid falling into the comparison trap. 
May 01, 2020
Episode 4—The Episode Where We Give You Tips to Survive Quarantine With Your Partner
We’re on week 5 of quarantine and we’re somewhat experts on how to get along with your partner when you’re together ALL THE TIME. After all, we have been together every summer for the last 14 years. So we have some tips to share on surviving being with your partner 24/7 during Covid-19.
April 17, 2020
Episode 3—The Episode Where the Kids Join Us
In this episode our teens join us to talk about what life in quarantine has been like for them. We discuss how they’re coping, what their fears are, and how they think this will impact us in the future. For those concerned with the impact that social distancing will have on your teen’s mental health, we share tips that we’ve been using in our home to keep everyone as sane and as healthy as possible. Our Instagram is The_Almost_Home_Alone_Podcast And you can always check out my blog for more parenting comedy,
April 08, 2020
Episode 2---The Episode Where We Talk About Money
Hubby and I are talking about that really uncomfortable topic, not sex...MONEY. Studies have shown that one of the number one causes of divorce is money. Not having enough, spending too much, fighting about how to spend it...the whole enchilada. Now I'm no expert in the area of money as you can tell from this podcast, but I like to think of Hubby as somewhat of a guru. Here's some of the resources he recommends for getting your finances on track and creating an investment portfolio:  (*FYI…some of these may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on those links and make a purchase, We will receive a small commission at no cost to you..) Quicken: Quicken Deluxe Personal Finance - 14-Month Subscription [Amazon Exclusive] [PC/Mac Online Code] Ground Floor: TD Ameritrade
April 03, 2020
The Almost Home Alone Podcast Episode 1—The Episode Where We Explain the Podcast
Hubby and I are starting a podcast you guys! We’re going to be talking about life with older kids who are slowly transitioning out of the nest and how our lives are changing because of it. In this episode we introduce ourselves and talk briefly about how we met and all that fun stuff.
March 27, 2020
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March 24, 2020