Ep. 27 Spring Breakdown with ParentNormal News and Mail

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It’s the week of Spring Break for our family, so the theme of this episode, naturally, is Spring Break-down. In the episode, I’ll cover what’s in the ParentNormal News about spring breakdowns. I’ll also touch on springbreakdowns in the ParentNormal Mailbag segment while also covering other calendar events this week like Daylight Savings Time and St. Patrick’s Day.

ParentNormal Questions Answered in this Episode:

  • Do you have any parenting tips for St. Patrick’s Day?
  • How do you survive the daylight savings time change with kids when every parent knows that keeping kids on a schedule is so important?
  • Am I the only parent who feels like they are being mocked when they hear the term “spring break?” Isn’t there a better name that doesn’t imply spring break is actually a break for parents?

In the ParentNormal News:

Students across the nation are showing adults that it is still possible for people of all backgrounds to unite behind a single message, and that message to adults this Spring Break week is, “I’m bored.” The student demonstrations of boredom began during minute number two of Spring Break and they are expected to continue throughout the week.

Parents have attempted to end the demonstrations by giving their kids endless entertainment opportunities and by taking them on expensive vacations, but the students are resolved to declare their boredom whenever there is a potential pause in their entertainment.

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Ep. 20 ParentNormal News – Scary Good Edition

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The theme for this week is Scary Good, which means the ParentNormal News will feature what’s scary good about parenting. In this episode, I also preview Thursday’s upcoming interview with Scary Mommy creator Jill Smokler.

ParentNormal News

Investigators in Belmont, New York are stunned after discovering the true identity of nighttime monsters. In a plot twist reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the monsters scaring everybody at night have turned out to be everyday toddlers. Thousands of eyewitnesses report being victimized by toddlers on a nightly basis, so the most surprising thing is just that it took this long to close the case.

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Ep. 17 ParentNormal News – Time After Time Edition

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The theme for the three episodes being released this week is Time After Time. So if you’re lost, you can look, and you will find… well, I don’t know what you’ll find but I’m sure if you’re a parent it’s going to be sticky, gross and old…Time After Time.

Alright, has everyone who is going to get the Cyndi Lauper reference shown their True Colors? Okay, good. Now let’s see what’s in the ParentNormal News about Time:

ParentNormal News 

In St. Louis, Missouri, a mother and father are getting dirty looks from their neighbors because the couple put their toddler in timeout without a good reason. The parents, however, say there was a really good reason – their sanity. They say they were about to lose their mind if they didn’t get a 10 second break, which is the maximum length a toddler will sit in time out. They’ve since begged their toddler to put them in timeout, but the toddler just put them in dinner time.

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Ep. 14 ParentNormal News – YouTube vs. Television Edition

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Recognizing that parents may only have a few minutes a day to listen to podcasts, the ParentNormal Comedy Podacst will now be produced in very short and easy to listen to episodes three times a week, beginning with this episode.

ParentNormal News updates will be released every Tuesday. Special guest interviews will be released on Thursdays. And on Saturdays, I’ll share my answers from the ParentNormal Mailbag.

We’ll still have a theme for each week, and this week’s theme is YouTube vs. Television, so here’s what’s in the ParentNormal News about YouTube and TV:

ParentNormal News

A new study is highlighting the differences between the TV watching habits of kids and their parents. The study finds that kids are spending more time than ever watching shows online. Meanwhile, most of a parent’s TV watching time is not spent in front of a TV or a computer. Most of parent’s TV watching time is actually spent watching kids not go to sleep.

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