Ep. 42 Parenting Fails Vol. IV – featuring Rosie Pope, Karen Alpert, Mike Sacks, Adam Mansbach and Arianna Huffington

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If you think you’re the only parent who has parenting fails, you’re very wrong. This is fourth episode of the podcast dedicated strictly to parenting fails, which every parent has on a regular basis.

The featured storytellers in this episode include:

Rosie Pope from episode 30: Rosie Pope starred in Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels, a reality show on which she guided soon-to-be mothers and fathers through the joys and perils of preparing for parenthood. Rosie is also the author of Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and she is a contributing editor at Parents Magazine. Rosie is also the creative force behind MomPrep, her prenatal, postpardum and parenting education studio and Rosie Pope Maternity and Rosie Pope Baby, her maternity and baby clothing and accessories lines.

Karen Alpert from episode 31: Karen Alpert is the New York Times bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes: A bunch of holy-crap moments no one ever told you about parenting. Her new book is I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting and it’s already getting rave reviews.

Mike Sacks from episode 32: Mike Sacks is a comedy writer, podcaster and editor at Vanity Fair. He has also published two books I consider to be required reading for anyone who loves great comedy writing:

Adam Mansbach from episode 33: Adam Mansbach is the author of #1 New York Times Bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F**king Eat.

Arianna Huffington from episode 34: Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post. She is also a mom who has been on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Arianna has just released a new book called The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.

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Ep. 41 Interview with Sarah Maizes, author of Got Milf?: The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great, and Rocking A Minivan

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Sarah Maizes is the featured guest this week. Sarah is a mother of three who has authored children’s books and humor books. She’s also a regular contributor to TODAY Parents, the parenting website for NBC’s Today Show.

We’ll talk about her work for TODAY Parents, which involves curating the funniest parenting posts on Facebook every week. She’ll even share how you can improve your chances to make the list of funniest parenting posts and perhaps get the attention of the Today Show.

I’ll also talk to her about being a literary agent early in her career and how it helped her develop her children’s book series. And I’ll ask her about her book Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan.

If you happened to find this show because you did a word search for “milf,” this episode isn’t going to be anything like you hoped. But I still hope you listen because you’ll probably benefit from hearing real conversations about parenthood.

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Ep. 40 Parenting Fails Vol. III – featuring Beau Coffron, Sarah Turner, Bianca Jamotte, Charlie Capen and Brian Gordon

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Every parent has parenting fails – many, many parenting fails. It’s a fact that we don’t hide on the ParentNormal Comedy Podcast. This episode is the third collection of parenting fails shared on the show. The storytellers in this episode include:

Beau Coffron from episode 23: Beau is known as Lunchbox Dad. He’s appeared on Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show and several other top shows. He’s also appeared on ABCNews.com, Yahoo.com and he’s even been in People Magazine, all because he makes the most creative lunches for his kids.

Sarah Turner from episode 25: Sarah is best known to her fans as the Unmumsy Mum. She recently released a book called The Unmumsy Mum, which is already a Sunday Times bestseller in England. The book has its roots in her very popular parenting blog of the same name – The Unmumsy Mum – which was named Best Baby Blog at the 2015 MAD Blog Awards.

Bianca Jamotte from episode 26: Bianca is a mom, an actress and the creator of the webseries Real Mommy Confessions. If that wasn’t enough, she also owns a specialty mac and cheese restaurant and a coffee shop in Brooklyn, New York.

Charlie Capen from episode 28: Charlie is the co-creator of the How to Be a Dad website and co-author of The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions: Survival Tips for Co-Sleeping Parents.

Brian Gordon from episode 29: Brian is the creator of the Fowl Language webcomic. He has a new book out titled Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting, which is full of cartoons that perfectly poke fun at the daily struggles parents face.

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Ep. 39 Parenting Fails Vol. II – featuring James Breakwell, Heather Brooker, Deva Dalporto, Hillary Frank and Jill Smokler

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No matter how much we love our kids or how hard we try to be perfect, parenting fails are inevitable, which is why it’s important to tell our stories – so nobody gets fooled into thinking any parent is as perfect as they pretend to be on Facebook.

This is the second time I’ve done an episode dedicated to parenting fails. You can go back and listen to episode 11 of the podcast, which features the parenting fails from the first 10 guests on the show. Now, for this episode, I’ve compiled the parenting fails from guests 11 through 15.

Parenting Fail Storytellers in this Episode:

James Breakwell from episode 12: James is a father of four daughters under five, and if you’re one of the nearly 600,000 people who follow him on Twitter, you know him best as @xplodingunicorn.

Heather Brooker from episode 13: Heather hosts the Motherhood in Hollywood podcast and has appeared in shows such as The Office, The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy and Cougar Town.

Deva Dalporto from episode 15: Deva is an author, actor, blogger and mom of two kids whose videos on YouTube have been downloaded millions of times, leading NBC to call her the “Weird Al of YouTube Moms.”

Hillary Frank from episode 18. Hillary is the host of The Longest Shortest Time podcast, which is the top parenting podcast on iTunes, and every other podcast platform for that matter.

Jill Smokler from episode 21. Jill is the mom who created the Scary Mommy website, which has really evolved into an entire community of parents.

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Share Your Parenting Fail on the ParentNormal Comedy Podcast

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I ask every guest on the ParentNormal Comedy Podcast to share a parenting fail that might have been stressful at the time but that they can laugh about now, and every guest always has a great story to tell. Now, I want to hear your story.

No matter how hard we try to be perfect or how much we love our kids, we’re all going to make mistakes. Parenting fails are inevitable, which is why it’s important to tell our stories so nobody gets fooled into thinking parents must be as perfect as everybody pretends to be on Facebook.

If you have a parenting fail that you would like to share on the ParentNormal Comedy Podcast, click the “Start Recording” button below.

A few suggestions:

  1. Start by sharing your name and where you’re from.
  2. If you’re a blogger/podcaster/comic book hero, etc., feel free to mention the name of your website but try not to be overly promotional.
  3. Share your story in less than 5 minutes. (That’s the limit for the recorder.)
  4. If you can’t see the recorder below, refresh your page.
  5. Listen to previous parenting fails shared on the podcast for more ideas: