James Breakwell, a father of four kids with more than 200,000 followers on Twitter (@xplodingunicorn), is the guest this week. I’ll talk to him about his family’s transition from three to four kids. I’ll also ask him what his family thinks about his parenting tweets and about how to write the perfect tweet.
Links and Items Mentioned in this Episode:
- James’ Twitter page – @xplodingunicorn
- ParentNormal on Twitter – @ParentNormal
ParentNormal Questions Answered in this Episode:
- I’m always putting adorable pictures of my toddler online, which means I’m always getting notifications on my phone, which means it’s always buzzing. My problem is that even when it’s not buzzing, I’m so used to it, I still feel buzzing. Why is that?
- What filter do you recommend for Instagram?
- One of my friends created a Twitter account for her toddler. Should I create a Twitter account for my toddler?
ParentNormal News in this Episode:
A mom in Vancouver, Canada today announced on Twitter that she wants to lose followers a few times every day. When questioned about the odd tweet, she clarified that she was talking about her kids who follow her everywhere. She added that she feels surrounded by 140 characters and can’t figure out how to block any of them, not even for a minute to use the restroom.
Meanwhile, a dad in Sydney, Australia is accusing his own baby of trying to steal his identity. He claims that if you go to his Facebook page, the only person you will see is his baby. Adding insult to injury, the dad has never had so many people like his page.
And finally, a new study finds that parents only use the password protection feature on their cell phones one percent of the time to stop thieves from using their phone and stealing their information. The rest of the time, parents are using the password protection to stop their kids from using their phone and erasing their information.
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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