Season 2 Episode 3: Cock Sock

The girls continue to pod from separate quarantine locations. Erica is embarrassed about a recent trip to the Target parking lot, and Christa has an epic brain fart that results in a flood. Then it is on to discussing the true definition of secondary infertility. Erica offers an update on how the ongoing blood pressure issue is impacting her pregnancy and the measures she is taking to keep it at bay (less salt…more sugar!).
The ladies discuss a Twitter thread that offers new names for your self-cleaning oven before the podcast’s very own self-proclaimed Queen of Clean, Christa, offers up 5 ways to green your life for good that are (hopefully) non-intimidating and easy to do! Be sure to go out to the TIP website for a full list of articles and products mentioned.

Season 2 Episode 2: Magic Beans

Erica is still reeling from a vicious fall, leading the girls to discuss the dangers of UGGs. Christa
catches us up on The Real Housewives and how she misses the coffee at Erica’s house. They
commiserate over the growing intensity of quarantine and plans for making sure they are
together during the next pandemic.

Then, the impact of the coronavirus on the infertility community is discussed.

Season 2 Episode 1: Just Like Cindy

After a 5-month hiatus, the girls are BACK! Podcasting in the midst of an unexpected quarantine, this episode is all about catching peeps up on what has transpired since the end of Season 1.

Erica fills us in on a skincare routine gone horribly wrong, the outcome of her very last IVF transfer and a heartfelt loss. After years of infertility and giving birth in November, Christa shares the unexpected twists and turns that occurred during her first few months of motherhood, and as expected…nothing went as planned!

*Christa’s birth story is not included and will be featured in a future Minnesode so it can be skipped should your heart not be in a place to listen.

Holiday Special 2019

The holidays can feel like the apocalypse when you are in the midst of infertility, so the girls have put together the ultimate holiday survival guide!

The girls get things shaking with jingle bells (literally) and their master tips for getting through the holiday season, complete with drink recipes and recommendations for what to put in your survival kit (AKA poncho pockets or purse). Get your bear spray out, grab your passport and take notes!

Episode 20: FINALE

The final episode of Season 1 kicks off with “Have You Evers” sent in by our loyal listeners. Then we celebrate the season with more irrational fears, revisiting the podcast highlights and answering your questions!

We want to thank all of you for a memorable first season! We will be back for Season 2 before you know it!

Minnesode 3: Gobble Gobble Gravy

The holidays can suck when you are struggling with infertility. Have no fear! Erica and Christa are here with an epic pep talk and some bright ideas to get you through Thanksgiving!
The ideas include having a canned-as-cranberries answer for what you are thankful for, pouring gravy on everything, indulging in some Black Friday retail therapy and focusing on the holidays with the corny holiday movie schedules and decorating.

Episode 19: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

In the midst of battling a cold, Christa brings her sexy voice to the table. Erica’s debut into the Minnesota socialite scene has the girls agreeing she is a shoe in for the Real Housewives of Minnesota (just waiting on you Andy!).

Then the topic of pregnancy and infant loss is covered, including: the types of loss, supporting someone experiencing loss, and resources for going through loss.

Episode 18: Accessorary

The chairs at the local dance studio have the ladies giggling over being witness to others’ embarrassing moments and confused about whether they should intervene. Trouble brews in Edina for Christa with a parking altercation outside the chiropractor’s office. Erica smooths things over by gifting Christa a pineapple present worth its weight in Halloween candy.

Erica regrets a recent booty-shaking social media post when it lands next to a conversation regarding a candidate worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. Christa’s basement project has become a disaster of epic proportions, and she blames her cowlneck sweater as the reason for being called “ma’am”.

Then the girls chat about PCOS, drawing from Erica’s personal experience and Christa’s usual abundance of research.

Episode 17: Playground Cult

Christa is a ballerina with her hair slicked back, Erica is aging backward thanks to a recent impulse purchase from Amazon, and Pineapple Studios is in a state of organized chaos. The girls push past the madness to share their odd experiences buying and selling on Facebook before getting an update on Erica’s ongoing quest for motivation.

Then it’s on to a topic more basic than Ugg boots, leggings and pumpkin-spiced everything…where to start when trying to conceive.

Episode 16: My Husband’s Hamster

Join the girls and their second guest, Erica’s dear friend Katie.

Katie kicks things off with a “have you ever” before they all share in what they love about the
fall season.

After that, it’s all about Katie, who shares her story, which includes years of infertility, multiple
rounds of IUIs and IVF, and the role religion can play in making the tough decision to pursue
fertility treatments.