Ep. 77 Interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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Jay Papasan, author of multiple bestselling books including The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, is the featured guest this week. In our conversation, we talk about how he and co-author Gary Keller came up with the One Thing concept and how it can help parents. We also talk about why creating lists might be a bad idea and about the right time for parents to try and launch a new business.

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Ep. 76 Interview with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb

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Platinum-selling singer-songwriter and mother of two kids Lisa Loeb is this week’s featured guest. In addition to her radio hits, she has multiple children’s albums, specials and books. She’s also created The Camp Lisa Foundation to allow kids, who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity, go to summer camp.

In our conversation, we talk about her work for adults and children and about why she wants to help more kids attend summer camps. We’ll also talk about how she talked Steve Martin and Ed Helms into playing on her children’s albums, about the music industry for modern artists and, of course, about her #1 hit song, a song I absolutely love, called Stay (I Missed You).

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Lisa and I backstage at the Word of South Festival

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Ep. 75 Parenting Fails Vol. IX featuring stories from Pinkalicious author Victoria Kann, Blossom star Jenna von Oy, Baby Einstein creator Julie Clark, City Dads co-founder Matt Schneider and ParentSpeak author Jennifer Lehr

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This is the second of two parenting fail episodes I’m releasing this week in honor of my new book Perfect Parenting: A Complete History. (Spoiler Alert) There is no history of raising kids perfectly. Thus, every one of my new book’s 40 chapters are empty. It is the parenting book with the fewest words but most important lesson: You aren’t going to be a perfect parent. Get Perfect Parenting: A Complete History now on Amazon for only $5.

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Since nobody is a perfect parent, I ask every guest on the show if they can share a parenting fail that they can laugh about now. And a common fail I hear is related to the tooth fairy. There are a couple of such stories in this episode, so if you’ve dropped the ball when it comes to your duties as tooth fairy, you are definitely not alone.

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Ep. 74 Parenting Fails Vol. VIII featuring stories from Heather Armstrong, Lev Grossman, Josh Temple and Colleen O’Grady

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This week, I’m releasing two editions of parenting fails in honor of my new book Perfect Parenting: A Complete History.

I did the research and (Spoiler Alert) there is no history of raising kids perfectly. Thus, every one of the book’s 40 chapters are empty. It is the parenting book with the fewest words but most important lesson: You aren’t going to be a perfect parent.

If you want lessons on how to be a perfect parent, DON’T buy this book. But if you or a friend needs a funny reminder on your coffee table, nightstand or both that perfect parenting is impossible, this book could be the almost-perfect book for you. At the very least, it will be the easiest book for you to finish reading this year. It’s only $5 right now on Amazon, and again it’s called Perfect Parenting: A Complete History.

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Now enjoy this episode knowing you aren’t alone in your failures, so you might as well laugh at your circumstances rather than get stressed out to the point of crying.

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Ep. 73 Interview with Pinkalicious and Peterrific author Victoria Kann

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Pinkalicious author and illustrator Victoria Kann is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about how she got started writing children’s books, the cool technique she uses to create her signature Pinkalicious illustrations and about the Pinkalicious musical. We also talk about her writing process and about her new book, Peteriffic, which follows the adventures of Pinkalicious’ brother Peter.

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Now Available on Amazon.com: The ParentNormal Crash Course: Everything Traditional Parenting Books Are Afraid to Tell You About Close Encounters of the Baby, Toddler and Third-Year Kind