On Episode 32 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison have an in depth conversation about not only gender roles in relationships, marriage, and parenting, but also gender stereotypes and how they may impact youth. Tune in to hear in what ways their opinions differ and in what ways they are the same, regardless of their generational differences.
Due to her husband's career, Allison has spent a great deal of time living abroad. On Episode 31, Cyndi shares how she was able to let go in order to feel comfortable with her daughter moving overseas and Allison shares how she copes when away from her mom. The two also discuss lessons they've learned from living and traveling abroad.
Cyndi and Allison's birthdays are just a little over a month apart. On Episode 30, they are talking all things birthday celebrations. Find out what Cyndi had to say to Allison about not being excited about turning 27 and why she goes all out to make a big deal of her birthday every year. The hosts also reflect on Allison's "My Super Sweet 16" and give advice for how parents can handle if their kids want over the top birthday parties.
We're all told to trust the process, but the truth of the matter is, it's easier said than done! In Episode 29, the hosts of The Duo discuss their personal journeys towards faith and patience and Allison turns to Cyndi for some motherly advice.
The hosts of The Duo Podcast are OFFICIALLY ready for some sweater weather. On Episode 28, they share some fashion trends for this fall and discuss which ones they can't wait to wear and which ones they'll be skipping. They also pose the question: "who do women dress to impress?" and discuss what/who motivates certain looks.
The end of summer is approaching and that means that students are headed back to school! In Episode 27, Cyndi and Allison share advice for mothers who are preparing their daughters for college and daughters who are about to begin their freshman year.
Just like any relationship, the relationship between mothers and daughters is ever changing. In Episode 26, Cyndi and Allison address a listener question regarding how to deal with how the mother-daughter relationship changes once the daughter gets married. They also discuss the different stages of a mother/daughter relationship and how to navigate them in order to maintain a close connection.
If you've been following The Duo, you know that Cyndi and Allison LOVE traveling together. The only thing they love more is traveling with their significant others. In this episode, the co-hosts discuss all things baecations including when in the relationship couples should start traveling together, who should pay, and what to do if you find yourself in a relationship with someone who doesn't value travel as much as you do.
There comes a time in every mother-daughter relationship when mom is faced with deciding whether or not her daughter is ready to enter the wonderful world of dating! In Episode 24, Cyndi and Allison address a listener's request and discuss when a young lady should be allowed to date from a mother's perspective and from a daughter's perspective. Topics include how young people define a boyfriend or girlfriend compared to how adults define the same terms, supervision and rules, car dates, and dating older guys.
There probably isn't a woman alive that hasn't dealt with issues regarding body image at some point in her life. Society's standards are hard to keep up with the the media isn't the most positive in terms of women of different shapes and sizes. On Episode 23 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison are joined by special guest Sanae Murata to discuss how mothers can do a better job ensuring that their daughters grow up to love themselves and sharing their own personal journeys towards body positivity.
How do you racially identify yourself? On Episode 22 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison share all about their experiences of being women of color in America and discuss how they define their race and ethnicity as a result.
Summer is officially underway and Allison and Cyndi are SO excited for summer travels! On Episode 21, the hosts of The Duo are talking all about couples' trips and sharing tips to help you make group travel a success!
As a girl, a young lady, or a woman, navigating the world without a father can be difficult. For different reasons, Cyndi and Allison both have had to cope with not having their dads in their lives, so on Episode 20, they're sharing about their experiences, the impacts, and how you can overcome.
While Cyndi and Allison both love summer, sometimes the change in weather and increase in outdoor activities can mean trouble in the hair department! On Episode 19, the hosts of The Duo Podcast are joined by haircare expert Sanae Murata to discuss protective styling for summer, summer hair style and color trends, and the best haircare lines for naturalistas.
Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts toward an offender in order to be free from anger and resentment and promote healing and inner peace. In Episode 18, Cyndi and Allison are discussing all things forgiveness and sharing steps you can use to either seek or grant forgiveness yourself.
Know yourself, girl, or nobody will! As women, it's crucial that we spend some time getting to know our likes and dislikes (sexually and otherwise), our interests, and our passions. In Episode 17, Cyndi shares why she urged Allison to spend time getting to know herself as a teenager and the pair discusses how they've gone about learning about themselves and what they've discovered in the process.
Blended families involving step parents, step siblings, or half siblings have become the norm. Cyndi and Allison come from a family that is beautifully blended, and in Episode 15 and 16 as a part of a 2-part series, they are joined by special guests Prudence Mathis and CoCo Mathis to discuss their own blended family and how others can make their families beautifully blended as well.
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Blended families involving step parents, step siblings, or half siblings have become the norm. Cyndi and Allison come from a family that is beautifully blended, and in Episode 15 and 16 as a part of a 2-part series, they are joined by special guests Prudence Mathis (Part 1) and CoCo Mathis (Part 2) to discuss their own blended family and how others can make their families beautifully blended as well.
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In their Mother's Day Special, Cyndi and Allison sit down with mother and daughter Terri and Mariah Woodson to discuss motherhood and the beauty of the mother-daughter relationship.
At some point in our lives, many women (and men) deal with infidelity in some way, shape or form. We all say what we would or wouldn't do if we were in the situation, but we often don't truly know until we find ourselves in the situation. On Episode 13, Cyndi and Allison define what cheating is to them, discuss how a man cheating is in some ways different than a woman cheating, and try their best to answer the million dollar question: why do people cheat?