Big Kid Problems



Based on the comedic platform @Bigkidproblems all about navigating adulthood and the life transitions that come with it. Each week, well take a funny yet informative look at a specific struggle facing 20-30 somethings today with a rotating cast of experts, personalities and celebrity guests.From money & budgeting, love and relationships, career & hustling, hangovers, health & wellness, and just general #adulting lessons, this show will give you tools and resources to survive the real world while making you laugh along the way.


  • 86. We Gettin Married!!! Inside a Rollercoaster of a Wedding Journey

    08/06/2021 Duración: 37min

    Well friends, it’s the end of an era. I’m getting married THIS week and am giving you a little look behind the scenes! I’m talking all things wedding planning struggles, bridal hacks, and some wisdom I’ve picked up over the last TWO years of being a #coronabride. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll most likely elope after this... Want more from our host? Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: ( Want to chat about the episode or just talk about YOUR BigKidProblems? Join the Secret Facebook Group (HERE!) Some Bridal Hacks we mention in the episode! (Flutter Social )- A Digital Wedding planner is a fraction of the cost AND I have a discount for ya! Use code Sarah20 for 20

  • 85. Sex, Weed, and Getting Better at Getting Off with Dr. Carlen Costa

    01/06/2021 Duración: 01h46s

    Well this is going to be a fun week! We’re talking Sex, Love, & Cannabis with Dr. Carlen Costa DHS, MPH, RP, ACS a Clinical Sexologist, registered Psychotherapist, Cannabis Educator, and best-selling Author! Dr. Carlen is on a mission to close the “Orgasm Gap” and we talk about misconceptions, pressure, and how to get better at getting off. We also chat Weed vs. CBD, why people react differently and what to do if you or a friend are having a bad trip. This episode WILL come in handy at parties FYI.  Want more from our guest? Dr. Carlen Costa Instagram: (@Carlen.Costa) Check out her website (HERE) Join the Goddess Gang Group on (FB) Want more from our Host?  Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: ht

  • 84. Rethink Love! Being the One, Attracting the One, and Becoming One with Monica Berg

    25/05/2021 Duración: 59min

    What comes after “Happily Ever After”?! Our guest this week would say that's when the REAL love story begins. International speaker, spiritual thought leader, and author of “Rethink Love”, Monica Berg, is in the house today to talk about building the foundations for a healthy and long lasting relationship. We chat about choosing partners, the concept of settling, soul mates, sex, and so much more! Want more from our guests? Monica Berg Instagram: (@MonicaBerg74) Website: (Rethink Life) We’ve added her book, “Rethink Love” to the (BKP Amazon List)! Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems)  Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: (www.TheBigKidProblems.

  • 83. Stop Skimping on Yourself! Daily Rituals to Repair & Improve your Life with Tara Schuster

    17/05/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    Make your bed. Eat a vegetable. Buy yourself the f*cking lilies. Hollywood Exec turned Author, Tara Schuster joins the podcast today to talk about the daily rituals that took her from a hot-mess in her twenties, to a fully functioning adult. Can we say ON BRAND?  Tara seemingly had it all together, but underneath her veneer of career success at Comedy Central, her personal life was spiraling. After years of trying to improve her life, she culminated what worked into a best selling Self Help Book/ Memoir titled “Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: and Other Rituals to Fix Your Life from Someone Who has Been There”. Today we talk about some of those rituals, career advice, re-parenting, skimping on yourself and so much more. Want more from our guests? Tara Schuster Instagram: (@taraschuster) Website (HERE) We’ve added her book, “Buy Yourself The Fucking Lilies” to the

  • 82. Have the MOST EPIC Bachelorette!

    11/05/2021 Duración: 25min

    It’s a mini solo episode! Sarah is back from her bachelorette party and hanging on by a thread. After postponing for a full year (#coronabride) Sarah gives some tips on how to throw an epic bachelorette that is WELL worth the wait.  Need Outfit Inspo? Check out every outfit worn on the bachelorette (HERE) Also, check out everything I ordered on Amazon for the Bachelorette (HERE!) Want more from our Host?  Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: ( Want to chat about the episode or just talk about YOUR BigKidProblems? Join the Secret Facebook Group (HERE!) Big THANK YOU to our Episode Sp

  • 81. Intuitive Eating, Emotions vs Hunger, & Bridal Diet Culture with Evelyn Tribole

    04/05/2021 Duración: 47min

    Keto? Plant Based? Or Paleo? OH MY. There is so much conflicting diet information out there, it can honestly be hard to know WTF to even eat anymore. Award winning nutritionist, Author of NINE books, and co-founder of the “Intuitive eating” movement Evelyn Tribole (MS, RDN, CERD-S) joins the podcast this week to help set us straight! We talk about what “intuitive eating” really means (spoiler alert: a lot of influencers get it wrong) listening to hunger que’s, breaking diet culture and more! We also get into BRIDAL diets which is a whole other beast and Evelyn gives me the best wedding advice I’ve gotten thus far…  Want more from our guests? Evelyn Tribole Instagram: (@EvelynTribole ) Website: We’ve added Evelyn’s new book to the (BigKidProblems Amazon List!) Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG:

  • 80. The Wedding is Off! Calling off your Wedding and Turning it into a Comedy Special with Natasha Pearl Hansen

    27/04/2021 Duración: 50min

    Talk about turning Lemons into Lemonade/Vodka Sodas! Comedienne Natasha Pearl Hansen may have called off her wedding, but she used her non-refundable venue deposit to turn her “would be” wedding day into a Comedy Special! We talk about her brand new Amazon Prime Special “I was Supposed to Get Married Today” and all the hard decisions, red flags, gut warnings and societal pressure that go into NOT walking down the aisle. ITS JUICY FOLKS. Want more from our guest? Natasha Peal Hansen Instagram: @NPHComedy  Check out her Comedy special "I Was Supposed to Get Married Today" ( My Break-up Registry: ( Website is: ( Podcast: (  Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems)  Sarah

  • 79. The Biggest Big Kid Problem of our Lifetime. Breaking down the Plastics Problem, Sustainability, and What WE can do to Help Save our Planet.

    20/04/2021 Duración: 49min

    In honor of Earth Day this week we are diving into a topic many of us would like to ignore: Environmental Instability. Problems like plastics, pollution and overpopulation can be overwhelming (and a bit of a drag, tbh) but that's why I have my real life friend and Environmental advocate, Tony Verutti,  in the house this week to help break down what's going on, why we should care and what WE can do about it.  Because we WILL be seeing some drastic side effects in our lifetime, and just like doing our taxes last minute, it's a Big Kid Problem that can’t be ignored.  Want more from our guests? Tony Verutti Instagram @tonyverutti (@Parley.TV) Parley Website: ( Get Involved! ( (Shop Parley)! Each product helps clean up marine plastics (Psst we’ll be giving away a bag this week on @Bigkidproblems!) Here are a b

  • 78. Be a GOAL Digger! Going for your Goals, Bouncing Back from Rejection, Marriage Advice and More with Jill de Jong

    13/04/2021 Duración: 01h04s

    You may have seen her on the covers of Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine,  Super Model, Health Coach, Best selling Author, and self proclaimed GOAL DIGGER Jill De Yong is in the house today!  Jill is an expert goal setter and today she is going to help us define our goals, make clear action steps AND get over the hurdles of rejection. We also chat about romantic rejections, bouncing back from divorce,  marriage advice, health hacks, “sweating for the wedding” and just so so much more.  Want more from our guests? Jill de Jong Instagram: (@modelsdoeat) Website: Podcast: (Life Done Better ) Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems)  Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blo

  • 77. Let it Go! Forgiveness, Learning to Accept, Heal and MOVE ON with Stephanie Lyn

    06/04/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    We’ve all been betrayed or hurt before, and learning to ‘forgive and forget’ is a lot easier said than done. BUT you know what they say about holding grudges. It's like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. (Not ideal).  Life Coach and Host of the “Heal Survive Thrive” Podcast, Stephanie Lyn, joins the podcast today to help us make like Frozen and LET IT GO. We talk about forgiveness, how to put things into perspective, boundaries, healing and most importantly, how to move on. Because if there is one thing I have learned in this life, it's that forgiveness is the best gift we can give ourselves.  Want more from our guest? Stephanie Lyn Instagram: (@StephanieLynCoaching) YouTube Channel: (Stephanie Lyn Coaching) (Website) Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG:

  • 76. We’re Doing Hot Girl Sh*t Again. 5 “Hot Girl” Shortcuts to Look & Feel Hotter by Friday!

    23/03/2021 Duración: 25min

    We’re all slowly coming out of quarantine and beginning to rejoin society. Time to take off the tie dye sweats and start doing hot girl shit again! Sarah is going solo this week and sharing her “hot girl protocol” which is really just a few ways to feel/ look hotter in a PINCH.  Some Hot Girl Hacks mentioned: (Liquid IV) (Bride Brite): Pssst, use code “BIGKID” at checkout for a 40% discount! (St. Moritz) (added to our Amazon List!) Listen to (this) song to get into the Hot Girl Mindset Want more from our Host?  Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find t

  • 75. Activating your Chakras, Raising your Vibe and Tapping into your Higher Self with Amber-Lee Lyons!

    16/03/2021 Duración: 50min

    Don’t get your Chakras in a bunch! Today we’re taking a Chakra 101 crash course with the Founder and CEO of The Chakra Girl Co, Amber Lee Lyons! She teaches women all over the world how to align their chakras, increase their magnetism and learn to attract the things they want. Want to elevate your life, tap into your higher self and just feel better faster after a hangover, one night stand, or late night Taco Bell sesh? Let the Chakra work begin! Want more from our guests? Amber-Lee Lyons Instagram: (@ChakraGirlCo) Podcast: (Chakra Girl Radio) Website: ( Some additional resources we mentioned... Take the goddess (quiz ) The (Hangover Meditation ) Oh hey, stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG:

  • 74. Average Expectations. Lessons in Lowering the Bar with Southern Charm’s Shep Rose

    09/03/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    Southern Charm’s resident big kid, Shep Rose is in the hot seat this week! Shep’s new book “Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar” hits shelves this month and we talk about how his book came to be, life before and after Southern Charm, relationships, regrets, wealth, therapy, lil Craig and so much more!   Want more from our guests? Shep Rose  Instagram: (@relationshep) Check out his book “Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar” now on the (BKP Amazon list)!  Stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems)  Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: ( Want to chat about the episode or just talk about YOUR BigKidProblems?

  • 73. Break the ‘Good Girl’ Myth! Dismantle Outdated Rules and Unleash your MF Power with Majo Molfino

    02/03/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    We’ve been brought up to be “good girls” but is following the rules holding us back? Author Majo Molfino dives into all the rules we’ve unconsciously been taught as little girls and how they manifest into our lives as women.Today, we’re going to break down some of these programs (or “good girl myths” as Majo likes to put it)  and discuss how to break free from the invisible cages we put ourselves in so we can reclaim our Power. We are all SO capable of incredible things and a lot of the time WE are the ones who hold ourselves back the most! Want more from our guests? Majo Molfino  Instagram: (@MajoMolfino) Website: ( Check out her book “Break the Good Girl Myth” now on the (BKP Amazon list)!  Stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems)&nbs

  • 72. WTF is Happening to my Body?! Pregnancy in a Pandemic with Cameron Rogers

    23/02/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    It’s the good, the bad, and the gassy. Certified Health Coach, Podcast Host, and Lifestyle + Food blogger Cameron Rogers (AKA the Freckled Foodie) is on the podcast today to talk about all things pregnancy! We chat about the weird side effects no one prepares you for, the “pregnancy police” on social media, Anxiety treatments, not feeling connected to your baby, and just general things they don’t teach you about in health class. Who knew bringing a kid into this world would be such a #BigKidProblem Want more from our guests? Cameron Rogers Instagram: (@FreckledFoodie) Website: (  Watch her IG series “WTF is Happening to my body” (HERE) Stay connected with me too!  Big Kid Problems Instagram: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah Merrill’s personal IG: (@Sara

  • 71. Don't tell me to Relax! 5 Ways to Support a Partner with Anxiety

    16/02/2021 Duración: 15min

    It’s a mini episode! Does someone you love struggle with bouts of Anxiety or Depression? It could be your romantic partner, a sibling, a friend…. Today Sarah is going solo and giving 5 tips to help better understand what they may be going through and to help them cope!   Want more from our Host?  Sarah Merrill BKP IG: (@BigKidproblems) Sarah’s personal IG: (@SarahaMerrill)_ Find the Blog, Merch and much more: ( Want to chat about the episode or just talk about YOUR BigKidProblems? Join the Secret Facebook Group (HERE!) Big THANK YOU to our Episode Sponsor! (Ritual): You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin! Start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first 3 months!  Big Kid Problems is a production of

  • 70. A Sexy little Valentine’s Day Special with Sex & Relationship Coach Caitlin V!

    09/02/2021 Duración: 01h44s

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and to get you in the mood, we are getting a little SEXY with our guest this week, Sex & Relationship Coach (not to mention Youtube SENSATION) Caitlin V! She is answering your most burning sex questions and we talk everything from turn on triggers, to blowjobs, to low libido and mismatched libidos in couples. We even go deep into sex ruts and how to spice things up if you’ve been sleeping with the same person for a while. Trust me, there’s a little something for everyone, whether you are coupled up or solo this Vday!   Want more from our guests? Caitlin V Check out her Youtube channel (HERE!) Instagram (@CaitlinVictoriousx) Website: (  Casting Couples (HERE) Stay connected with me too! Sarah Merrill BKP IG:

  • 69. Brag Better! Master the Art of Fearless Self Promotion with Meredith Fineman

    02/02/2021 Duración: 50min

    Being able to confidently speak about yourself and your accomplishments is a freaking SUPER POWER, and it doesn't always come naturally! Learning to “Brag Better” can seriously advance your career AND lead to new opportunities! Author of the Book “Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion'' Meredith Fineman, is in the house today, to help us do just that. As the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company, she trains CEOS, companies, universities, and individuals at EVERY level  on the power of self-promotion. Today she is going to teach us how to brag better, how to effectively and efficiently communicate our work, gain more visibility for ourselves and our accomplishments, stand out from the crowd, make a better digital impression so opportunities can find YOU and much more!  Want more from our guests? Meredith Fineman Instagram: (@MeredithFineman) Meredith’s

  • 68. WHERE’S THE RING?! With Comedienne Jaclyn Marfuggi

    26/01/2021 Duración: 59min

    Engagement Season has come and gone. Are you still waiting for the ring? Comedienne Jaclyn Marfuggi joins the podcast this week and we are going OFF on this very unique Big Kid Problem. If you know, YOU KNOW. Waiting for a proposal can be an excruciating process. In this episode we talk about our personal experiences - breakdowns and all -  and how to cope if you’re starting to get anxious about the whole thing. We also go a bit off track and talk about Covid wedding planning,  so for my brides to be, my girls waiting for the ring, and hey even my married girls who just know the struggle and can commiserate - I think you guys are going to have fun with this episode. Want more from our guests? Jaclyn Marfuggi  Instagram: (@JaclynMarfuggi) Check out her Podcast: (What's Your Jersey!) Extras  Here is the

  • 67. Why Are We Like This?! Better Money Habits, Building Wealth, and Combining Romance and Finance with Rachel Cruze

    19/01/2021 Duración: 55min

    Two-time #1 national best-selling author & financial expert Rachel Cruze in the house today and she’s ready to help us solve our Financial BigKidProblems!  Rachel is known for teaching the basics on how to avoid debt, save money, and clean up our financial messes. With her new book “Know Yourself, Know Your Money” hitting stands this month, she’s helping us uncover WHY we handle money the way we do, how to speak the same financial language as our partner, and how to build better financial habits to build wealth. Yes please! Want more from our guests? Rachel Cruze  Instagram: (@RachelCruze)  Website: ( Youtube: Check out her new book “Know Yourself, Know Your Money ” now on the (BKP Amazon list)!  Pssst** The Budgeting App Rachel mentioned in the show is

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