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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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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