TOP 10: Our favorite 1st-world problems to fuss about during quarantine. Plus, the very best example of homeschooling I have ever seen. – Episode 37

Sculpture by Khwan Barton and Emily, her daughter

Episode 37

In this episode, Michele and I have so much fun. Seriously, just give it a listen and write a comment!

TOP 10: Our favorite 1st-world problems to fuss about during quarantine.

10 Einstein can’t jump on the bed! – Heather Nicely
9 Propane tank misplaced! – Michele Stone
8 Hey! Where’s my alkaline water? – Debbie Happy Cohen
7 Why doesn’t Trader Joes deliver?!? – Juli Jordan

The next 3 come from Deborah Brooks as told to Michele Stone:
6 An opossum snuck into her back yard and tried to eat her chickens. When she attempted to chase it away, it ran up a tree and hid from her. She decided to lock up her chickens in their hen house and they got really mad making very loud clucking sounds.
5 When Deborah went out to check on the chickens and the opossum, she stepped on a bee and her foot swelled up, thus making it hard for her to walk.
4 Deborah and her husband just bought a home and are remodeling it. They have to wait for the contractors to finish before they can move all of their things in.



  • Laughter and Gratitude
  • Baskin Robbins blog post – 31 Flavors of Joy
  • American Top 40 – Casey Kasem (scroll down to see him)
  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (scroll down to see the trailer)
  • Falling in love with a family – The Barton’s (scroll down for a video)
  • 102 year old woman who heals from Corona

Question for you: What’s your favorite first world problem that makes you laugh? It can be your problem or someone else’s.

Please post your answer in the comment section below, or go to and leave us a voice message.

Thank you so much for all of your comments, likes and shares! You are letting us know that we are making a difference and we really appreciate you for that.

Much love,

Debbie and Michele

The very best example of homeschooling I have ever seen

Casey Kasem

Excerpt from our Baskin Robbins post: 31 Flavors of Joy

Debbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, is also the founder of Joy-Based Living. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling, specializing in family systems, healing emotional trauma, and practical spirituality. Also affectionately known as Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS!, she lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her books include Reach Your Stars!SANCTUARY, It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year, and I Don’t Think So!  You can find her blogging at

Michele Stone is a professional artist in Tampa, Florida as well as a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. She teaches classes for children and seniors and also curates art exhibits at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Masterpieces with Michele, LLC is her company where provides painting parties for adults at their workplaces.  You can watch her videos and subscribe to her youtube station here.


This podcast is for all you moms and dads out there freaking out about what to do with your children for the next 2-4 weeks, while we are all quarantined. We plan to do a whole series of refreshing topics and life hacks to keep the stress and frustration down to a minimum. They will cover a wide range of topics, including emotional intelligence, doodling, navigating challenging times, resistance and so much more. Please leave a comment and I might draw out a doodle for you!! 


This podcast is CLEAN LANGUAGE AND KID FRIENDLY. I am swearing to give up swear words during these podcasts because your young ones are at home and you need this info to be heard and shared freely!! We want you to be a great lioness during these times. We want to help you you be the calm amidst the storm. We know how much you love your kids and we know how much you care.

Please comment!

Your voices mean the world to us!

Thank you!

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