Clint Edwards is the featured guest of this episode. He’s a dad of three and the author of the new book This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. We’ll talk about the successful kickstarter campaign that launched his book, the viral Washington Post article he wrote that led to an appearance on Good Morning America, and we’ll also go through some of the dumbest questions parents get from non-parents.
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ParentNormal Questions Answered in this Episode:
- There are so many things I can improve upon as a parent, do you have any suggestions for a New Year’s resolution?
- I’m about to have my first baby any minute. Do you have any advice or comforting words to ease my nerves?
- If 2016 is anything like 2015, I’ll spend more time in the kitchen than I want to. What are your kitchen predictions for 2016?
ParentNormal News in this Episode:
A six-year-old girl in Pasadena, California is already celebrating New Year’s Day with a New Year’s parade of her own. She’s been marching loudly around her house, wearing costumes and carrying balloons, albeit much earlier than most New Year’s Day parades get started. The six-year-old has actually been parading around her home for the last six years.
Meanwhile, in Harper, Arkansas, a mother and father are planning to spend New Year’s Eve at home, a tradition that dates back to their first New Year’s Eve as parents. Their typical New Year’s Rocking Eve is spent rocking a baby to sleep. The only change this year is expected to be a diaper.
And in Des Moines, Iowa, a grandmother and grandfather are saying goodbye to their grandchildren after a long-awaited Christmas vacation with them. Neither Grammy or Pop Pop, as they like to be called, can believe it was only one week together, because after the first few minutes of laughs and hugs, it started to feel like one year of non-stop whining.
And finally, according to the Baby Name Institute, the top baby names of 2016 will be Trump, StarWars and STARWARS – the last spelled in all caps.
About Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast
Since this episode was originally released, the show has evolved into Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast. It’s a show that’s for imperfect parents by imperfect parents. Hosted by humorist and imperfect parent of three Chris Cate, every episode breaks down a topic that causes parents to break down, such as putting kids to bed, potty training, the terrible twos, homework, clothing, discipline, cleaning up, cooking for kids, and so on….
By the end of each topic breakdown, parents will hopefully realize they aren’t alone in their struggles and that the craziness all parents go through is actually quite funny when it’s looked at in the right light. After all, the mission of the show is to help parents laugh when they want to cry.
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