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Ep 26 | We’re Back!

It’s been almost a year and we’re so excited to be back with new episodes.

Here’s what we’ve been up to…

➡ Elinor got new pet rats.
➡ we’ve been hunkering down since March basically.
➡ Elinor got a new bed (see below)
➡ we built a deck in the back yard and a dog house for Lulu.
➡ spent lots of time with family.
➡ started online school.

What have you been up to? Share your photos with us on Instagram using #CWMDPodcast

Sami and Kelly Mulhern renew their vows
Elinor is using a drill to build the sides of her doghouse
Lulu sits in her new doghouse
the new deck and furniture in Elinor's backyard

Full Transcript

[ELINOR MULHERN] You’re listening to Conversations with my Daughter, Episode 26.

[CANNED INTRO]  Hi there. I’m Sami. And I’m Elinor. And you’re listening to Conversations with my Daughter where we sit down and discuss food, books, pets, and anything else that comes to mind. So we look forward to seeing you every week. And I hope you enjoy.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, hello, everybody.


[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We’re back. We did our Halloween episode last week. Yeah, we wanted to do that it was timely. But today, we just wanted to say, Hey, we’re back. Our last episode really was in November of 2019. It’s been a long time.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Oohh. I was 10. Last time I recorded then and now I’m 11.



[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] So we just wanted to say hey, and kind of give you a little bit of a update on what we’ve been up to since then, and just say, hey.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, so a lot of things have happened. Um, I got rats.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We’ll talk about that later, in a later episode.

[ELINOR MULHERN] A little sneak Peek.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] But yeah, I mean, obviously, the pandemic

[ELINOR MULHERN] Has been sucky. Yeah.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] And we’ve been basically home since March. Yeah. Kids are doing online learning,

[ELINOR MULHERN] It’s not fun.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] But we’ll do a whole episode on that as well. But what before that last, last holiday Thanksgiving, Christmas was pretty mellow. We just kind of hung out here and did our thing. No one spent time with family.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Wait weren’t we over there.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We were over a family’s house. Like we stayed in town. We didn’t travel.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, I wished we traveled. Um, I think we were all going to Iowa this Christmas. But I think it was a joke.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, it’s not a joke. It’s just you know, we’re just not quite ready to travel again. So we’ll be around. Um, what else has happened?

[ELINOR MULHERN] I got a new bed.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] You got a new bed. With the desk underneath it a lofted bed.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, if you’re sure. Pictures. If you look at one of our old Instagram photos with the news news, take some of these. If you do follow us if you don’t go follow it. Um, but I’m sitting on my bed. And maybe we could take a new one.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, we could post a picture in the show notes of your new bed. Yeah, you got to clean your room first. No, no. What I feels like we haven’t really been up too much since because since March, we’ve all just been kind of hunkered down and spending most of our time at home.

[ELINOR MULHERN] There’s only been two special occasions where we haven’t really been like distancing. But after that, then we’re like [inaudible noise].

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Um, we went camping.

[ELINOR MULHERN] We went we did go camping. That was fun.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yep. And what else did we do? I don’t even remember. I feel like from November to March. I don’t even remember what that looked like.

[ELINOR MULHERN] I don’t know when this is going to be posted. But we are going. I’m

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We’re going to the coast to coast. Yep. Well, on Thursday.

[ELINOR MULHERN] But like what day is Thursday?

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] The 22nd. So this will post after we come back from the coast. So the unfortunate thing is we did have a couple trips canceled. Like we were supposed to go to Iowa this summer for a couple weeks. We were supposed to do overnight camp again at Camp Foster.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah. And if you have never heard of camp boss, Foster, you never heard of Camp Foster, you should definitely check it out. It’s really cool. And if you like haunted stuff, it is a little bit haunted.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] It’s an overnight camp.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Don’t really know how it’s haunted.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, and then we were supposed to go to Ireland to in June and we didn’t get to do that.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yea we were gonna stay at a whole entire castle. And I had a cook princess dress and a tiara, but that dress probably doesn’t fit me anymore because I’m bigger. 

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Because you keep growing. I know. Oh, we um, you help me with our, your mom and dad. We did our vow renewal for a 10 year wedding anniversary. And we had a party. Well, a party with just the family.

[ELINOR MULHERN]  Yeah, just a family. And I think some of our friends came down hung out in the driveway.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, yep. For a little bit. We built a deck

[ELINOR MULHERN] We did build a deck in the backyard. And we got a hammock, oh my gosh I love the hammock so much. And if you remember last week’s episode, I talked about the Simpsons, and we watched it on our projector and I love it.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, so we wanted to make more use of our outdoor space since we’re stuck in the house more so we got a fire pit and then we built the deck and Uncle Bucky helped us. And then you and Uncle Bucky built a doghouse for Lulu.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, and a rat house but we’ll talk about that later.

So we’d love to know what kind of DIY projects you guys have done around the house since the pandemic because we’re always looking for fun things. 

[ELINOR MULHERN] If you have made any dresses or any type of clothing, just like with fabric and stuff, please tell me how you do it because I really want to know.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  So yes, her new thing is wanting to learn how to make her own clothes like big fancy princess gowns. Yeah. Yeah, so that’s pretty much it. We haven’t been doing much.

[ELINOR MULHERN] We’ve been chillaxing but it’s the worst when you slocks cuz you know, just on like weekends, or like any day when you just want to get out of the house and go do something fun. And then you’re all sad in your room. And but you can’t do that anymore. Because there’s a thing called COVID. And then you just like, what the heck is life anymore?


[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, we’ve had some rough days.

[ELINOR MULHERN] That’s just me.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] I don’t think that’s just you. I think we’ve had some. We’ve definitely had some rough days where being stuck in the house has kind of gotten to us and

[ELINOR MULHERN] I don’t get to go trick or treating.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, you didn’t go trick or treating.

[ELINOR MULHERN] And one of my family members birthday is coming up.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  Yeah. Yeah, you’re cousins first birthday is coming up

[ELINOR MULHERN] Numero uno birthday. Yeah.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] So that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to since we last started recording. We’ve got lots of fun episodes that we are going to be sharing with you.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Wait, wait, wait, wait. Okay, my parents finally let me have Takis. That’s exciting.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] You tell people what Takis are they might not know what Takis are.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Takis are like spicy, little chippies. Yeah, there not the healthiest for you, but but they’re really good.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  Okay. Well, do you want to tell them about some of the episodes that we’ve got coming up in case they want to keep tuning in?

[ELINOR MULHERN] We have got a rat episode. We have got a school episode. We have got…

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We’ll talk about kind of what we did on the coasts, and yeah, there we go on vacation and still stay away from people.

[ELINOR MULHERN] And maybe you can record an episode on when we’re at the coast.

to record an episode while we’re at the coast. Yeah. Oh, and for those of you don’t know, we’re going to the Oregon coast. Yeah. Oregon. Yeah. She’s looking at me like why are you telling people it shouldn’t come? I tell her not to say things they don’t know. It’s fine.

[ELINOR MULHERN] And where we live is boo boo, boo, boo, boo. Thank you.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Anything else you want to say to everybody before we sign off?

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, stay safe. Wear your mask and

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] see you in the next one.

[ELINOR MULHERN] Yeah, bye bye bye.



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Elinor (daughter) and Sami (mom) were on vacation in Phoenix in March or 2019 when the concept of the mother-daughter podcast was born.

Sami, a digital marketing strategist, was working on her own podcast, when Elinor decided she needed one of her own.  When talking about concepts, the idea of having regular chats about life and recording them came up.

And with that, Conversations with My Daughter was born.

Each week, a new topic, and possible life lesson, are brought to you with the hopes it will make you smile, remember conversations with your own mom, and hopefully inspire new conversations with your own children.