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Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast

By Chris Cate: Three-time Parent | No-time Sleeper | All-time Family Guy

Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast is 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, family communication, clothing, discipline, cleaning up, cooking for kids, etc. The mission of the show is to help parents laugh when they want to cry. 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. Longtime listeners will know the show began as The ParentNormal Podcast. For nearly 100 episodes, it featured celebrity interviews, parenting fails and even a few skits. All of those episodes are still available, but the best is yet to come. Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast is diving deeper than ever into the crazy realities of parenthood with more stories and hilarious confessions from real parents all over the world.

  1. 1.
    How to Build a Fanbase on Instagram and TikTok: Family Style with Anna Macfarlane03/18/2020
    43:06
  2. 2.
    The Cost of Parenthood with Mike Julianelle03/11/2020
    40:45
  3. 3.
    Life as a Teen Mom with Sara Buckley03/04/2020
    45:51
  4. 4.
    Jeff Kinney on His Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series02/26/2020
    11:37
  5. 5.
    The Start with Nick Thune02/19/2020
    8:42
  6. 6.
    Parent Survival Mode with James Breakwell (Xploding Unicorn)02/12/2020
    29:29
  7. 7.
    Raising Twin Babies with Macgill Frutchey02/05/2020
    35:43
  8. 8.
    Parent Friendships with Jenna Kim Jones01/29/2020
    27:13
  1. 9.
    Birthday Party Planning with Jennifer Douglas01/22/2020
    28:34
  2. 10.
    Modern Parenting Problems with Tara Clark from Modern Mom Problems01/15/2020
    39:52
  3. 11.
    Breaking Down Bath Time with Andy Herald from How to Be a Dad01/08/2020
    27:30
  4. 12.
    What Teachers Really Think About Their Students (Our Kids) with Stephanie Jankowski12/18/2019
    34:02
  5. 13.
    Being a One and Done Parent with Amanda Pacovsky12/11/2019
    28:39
  6. 14.
    Clingy Kids with Rachel Sobel12/04/2019
    32:05
  7. 15.
    Toddler Dangers: How to keep toddlers from injuring themselves and you (with Clint Edwards)11/27/2019
    31:46
  8. 16.
    WTF Moments of Parenthood with Serena Dorman11/20/2019
    22:05
  9. 17.
    Raising Teenage Boys with Sarcastic Mommy Lisa Munn11/13/2019
    29:55
  10. 18.
    Dad Stereotypes Versus Reality with Simon Holland11/06/2019
    38:35
  11. 19.
    Sick Kids with Gila Pfeffer10/30/2019
    39:35
  12. 20.
    First Year Milestones with Adrian Kulp10/23/2019
    31:48
  13. 21.
    Tooth Fairy Duty with Julie Burton10/16/2019
    21:42
  14. 22.
    The Mess Kids Make with Lauren Lodder10/09/2019
    29:36
  15. 23.
    An Introduction to Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast10/01/2019
    1:32
  16. 24.
    Ep. 93 Interview with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and Somebody Feed Phil host Phil Rosenthal08/02/2018
    20:36
  17. 25.
    Ep. 92 How Ellen DeGeneres’ Audience Warm-up Comedian Created a Social Network for Dads – with Life of Dad co-founder Tommy Riles05/11/2018
    19:08
  18. 26.
    Ep. 91 How to get your baby to sleep better with baby sleep consultant Nicole Johnson03/21/2018
    20:26
  19. 27.
    Ep. 90 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 3 of 3 featuring Jay Papasan, Jenna von Oy, Lev Grossman, Chris Pegula and Heather Haupt01/25/2018
    12:58
  20. 28.
    Ep. 89 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 2 of 3 featuring Julie Clark, Victoria Kann, Heather Armstrong, Doug Moe & Dr. Catherine Pearlman01/04/2018
    10:55
  21. 29.
    Ep. 88 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 1 of 3 featuring James Breakwell, Mike and Heather Spohr, Colleen O’Grady, Matt Schneider and Josh Temple12/28/2017
    9:03
  22. 30.
    Ep. 87 How to be a feminist mom and raise a fearless little princess – with Devorah Blachor11/08/2017
    17:21
  23. 31.
    Ep. 86 How improv acting can help you survive the weirdness of parenting – with Doug Moe10/18/2017
    25:55
  24. 32.
    Ep. 85 How to be a parent and survive the zombie apocalypse – with James Breakwell10/09/2017
    21:44
  25. 33.
    Ep. 84 How to improve your child’s behavior and attention span without drugs, labels or coercion – with Dr. Thomas Armstrong09/20/2017
    27:32
  26. 34.
    Ep. 83 Can looking the other way decrease your child’s behavioral problems? – with Dr. Catherine Pearlman08/31/2017
    18:18
  27. 35.
    Ep. 82 Interview with Mike and Heather Spohr, authors of The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed07/27/2017
    22:16
  28. 36.
    Ep. 81 Interview with Diaper Dude Chris Pegula06/30/2017
    18:08
  29. 37.
    Ep. 80 Interview with Heather Haupt, author of Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys06/17/2017
    15:15
  30. 38.
    Ep. 79 Interview with Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything Everything and The Sun is Also a Star06/02/2017
    7:18
  31. 39.
    Ep. 78 Interview with Barry Watson, star of 7th Heaven and new show Date My Dad05/25/2017
    10:47
  32. 40.
    Ep. 77 Interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results05/18/2017
    22:42
  33. 41.
    Ep. 76 Interview with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb05/10/2017
    14:13
  34. 42.
    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 Lehr05/08/2017
    12:35
  35. 43.
    Ep. 74 Parenting Fails Vol. VIII featuring stories from Heather Armstrong, Lev Grossman, Josh Temple and Colleen O’Grady05/05/2017
    9:13
  36. 44.
    Ep. 73 Interview with Pinkalicious and Peterrific author Victoria Kann04/26/2017
    26:02
  37. 45.
    Ep. 72 Interview with Jenna von Oy, star of Blossom and The Parkers and author of Situation Momedy: A Very Special Episode in Toddlerdom04/21/2017
    24:33
  38. 46.
    Ep. 71 Interview with Julie Clark, creator of Baby Einstein, bestselling author and CEO of WeeSchool04/14/2017
    24:54
  39. 47.
    Ep. 70 Interview with Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers, Beerfest, Arrested Development, Community, New Girl and more04/04/2017
    15:26
  40. 48.
    Ep. 69 Interview with City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider03/28/2017
    20:38
  41. 49.
    Ep. 68 Interview with Family Therapist Colleen O’Grady, author of Dial Down the Drama03/18/2017
    20:32
  42. 50.
    Ep. 67 Interview with Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer and Gifted starring Chris Evans03/08/2017
    11:14
  43. 51.
    Ep. 66 Interview with HGTV star Josh Temple, host of House Crashers, America’s Toughest Jobs, Ultimate Treehouse & Backyard Nation03/02/2017
    12:56
  44. 52.
    Ep. 65 Interview with Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and book critic for Time02/22/2017
    22:59
  45. 53.
    Ep. 64 Interview with Heather Armstrong of Dooce, “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers”02/13/2017
    15:10
  46. 54.
    Ep. 63 Best of the Parenting Fails Part 3 (Top 10 Fails) featuring Jeff Kinney, Dave Barry, Jeannie Gaffigan, Hillary Frank, Adam Mansbach and Michele Lepe02/06/2017
    25:19
  47. 55.
    Ep. 62 Best of the Parenting Fails Part 2 featuring Nick Thune, Ilana Wiles, Greg Page, Nate Bargatze, Amy McCready and more01/30/2017
    19:50
  48. 56.
    Ep. 61 Best of the Parenting Fails Part 1 featuring Karen Alpert, Rosie Pope, Arianna Huffington, Asha Dornfest, Amy Bellgardt and more01/22/2017
    20:25
  49. 57.
    Ep. 60 Interview with Jennifer Lehr, author of ParentSpeak What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children and What to Say Instead01/12/2017
    18:42
  50. 58.
    Ep. 59 Parenting Fails Vol. VII featuring interviews with Dave Barry, Jeff Kinney, Ilana Wiles, Asha Dornfest and Amy Bellgardt12/30/2016
    9:27
  51. 59.
    Ep. 58 Parenting Fails Vol. VI featuring Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, Kristen Chase, Liz Gumbinner, Leslie Patricelli, Amy McCready and Richard Rende12/28/2016
    13:39
  52. 60.
    Ep. 57 Interview with Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark about How to Make Six Figures a Year Blogging12/21/2016
    21:51
  53. 61.
    Ep. 56 Interview with Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest12/16/2016
    18:00
  54. 62.
    Ep. 55 SPECIAL EPISODE: My daughter interviews me about the ParentNormal Crash Course book release!12/06/2016
    4:34
  55. 63.
    Ep. 54 Interview with Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts creator and author of The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting11/15/2016
    18:55
  56. 64.
    Ep. 53 Interview with Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, NYT Bestseller & 6-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner11/01/2016
    12:23
  57. 65.
    Ep. 52 Interview with Carl Hiaasen, author of many NYT bestsellers including the Newberry Award-winning book Hoot10/27/2016
    9:32
  58. 66.
    Ep. 51 Interview with Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize Winner, NYT Bestseller & One of the Funniest Writers Alive10/18/2016
    12:53
  59. 67.
    Ep. 50! Back to School Questions Answered from the ParentNormal Mailbag10/15/2016
    7:56
  60. 68.
    Ep. 49 Interview with Stephanie Smith, editorial director of Scholastic Classroom Magazines10/07/2016
    15:56
  61. 69.
    Ep. 48 Interview with Richard Rende, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World09/23/2016
    18:44
  62. 70.
    Ep. 47 Interview with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World09/08/2016
    17:22
  63. 71.
    Ep. 46 Interview with Leslie Patricelli, popular children’s author and illustrator of Potty, Yummy Yucky and more08/30/2016
    16:38
  64. 72.
    Ep. 45 Interview with Cool Mom Picks and Spawned Podcast creators Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner08/24/2016
    22:06
  65. 73.
    Ep. 44 Parenting Fails Vol. V – featuring Jeannie Gaffigan, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Mike Spohr, Christopher Monks and Sarah Maizes08/19/2016
    15:04
  66. 74.
    Ep. 43 Interview with Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, co-author of Dharma Parenting08/10/2016
    19:12
  67. 75.
    Ep. 42 Parenting Fails Vol. IV – featuring Rosie Pope, Karen Alpert, Mike Sacks, Adam Mansbach and Arianna Huffington07/29/2016
    11:50
  68. 76.
    Ep. 41 Interview with Sarah Maizes, author of Got Milf?: The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great, and Rocking A Minivan07/14/2016
    26:22
  69. 77.
    Ep. 40 Parenting Fails Vol. III – featuring Beau Coffron, Sarah Turner, Bianca Jamotte, Charlie Capen and Brian Gordon07/06/2016
    14:52
  70. 78.
    Ep. 39 Parenting Fails Vol. II – featuring James Breakwell, Heather Brooker, Deva Dalporto, Hillary Frank and Jill Smokler06/22/2016
    14:43
  71. 79.
    Ep. 38 Interview with Jeannie Gaffigan, co-writer of The Jim Gaffigan Show and mom of 5 kids06/15/2016
    24:18
  72. 80.
    Ep. 37 Interview with McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Editor Christopher Monks06/08/2016
    20:59
  73. 81.
    Ep. 36 Interview with BuzzFeed Parents Editor Mike Spohr05/31/2016
    20:49
  74. 82.
    Ep. 35 Interview with author Mary Elizabeth Williams about the challenges of parenting through cancer05/17/2016
    21:42
  75. 83.
    Ep. 34 Interview with Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post and author of The Sleep Revolution05/12/2016
    10:20
  76. 84.
    Ep. 33 Interview with Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F**k to Sleep, a #1 New York Times Bestseller05/03/2016
    16:05
  77. 85.
    Ep. 32 Interview with Mike Sacks, Vanity Fair Editor, Comedy Writer and Podcaster04/28/2016
    17:03
  78. 86.
    Ep. 30 Interview with Rosie Pope, star of the Bravo TV Show Pregnant in Heels04/20/2016
    13:37
  79. 87.
    Ep. 31 Interview with Karen Alpert, NYT bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes and I Want My Epidural Back04/19/2016
    19:37
  80. 88.
    Ep. 29 Interview with Fowl Language Webcomic Creator Brian Gordon04/06/2016
    26:00
  81. 89.
    Ep. 28 Interview with Charlie Capen, Co-creator of How to Be a Dad04/01/2016
    31:59
  82. 90.
    Ep. 27 Spring Breakdown with ParentNormal News and Mail03/15/2016
    7:55
  83. 91.
    Ep. 26 Interview with Bianca Jamotte – Entrepreneur and Creator of Real Mommy Confessions03/10/2016
    18:22
  84. 92.
    Ep. 25 Interview with Unmumsy Mum Sarah Turner03/03/2016
    18:18
  85. 93.
    Ep. 24 Interview with 6-year-old Ava Cate about Lunch and Losing Teeth02/28/2016
    9:01
  86. 94.
    Ep. 23 Interview with Lunchbox Dad Beau Coffron02/18/2016
    18:16
  87. 95.
    Ep. 22 ParentNormal Mailbag – Scary Good Edition02/16/2016
    7:40
  88. 96.
    Ep. 21 Interview with Scary Mommy Jill Smokler02/11/2016
    18:07
  89. 97.
    Ep. 20 ParentNormal News – Scary Good Edition02/09/2016
    5:07
  90. 98.
    Ep. 19 ParentNormal Mailbag – Time After Time Edition02/07/2016
    5:37
  91. 99.
    Ep. 18 Interview with The Longest Shortest Time Host Hillary Frank02/04/2016
    20:31
  92. 100.
    Ep. 17 ParentNormal News – Time After Time Edition02/02/2016
    4:26
  93. 101.
    Ep. 16 ParentNormal Mailbag – YouTube vs. Television Edition01/31/2016
    7:09
  94. 102.
    Ep. 15 Interview with YouTube Supermom Deva Dalporto01/28/2016
    16:39
  95. 103.
    Ep. 14 ParentNormal News – YouTube vs. Television Edition01/26/2016
    5:41
  96. 104.
    Ep. 13 Parenthood in Hollywood – featuring actress and mom Heather Brooker01/19/2016
    28:49
  97. 105.
    Ep. 12 Exploding Social Media – featuring Twitter sensation James Breakwell (aka @xplodingunicorn)01/12/2016
    21:40
  98. 106.
    Ep. 11 Parenting Fails Vol. 1 – featuring Michele Lepe from Sprout, Laurie Berkner from Nick Jr., Nate Bargatze, Nick Thune, Greg Page of the Wiggles and more01/05/2016
    22:18
  99. 107.
    Ep. 10 Why We Can’t Have Nice Things on New Year’s Day – featuring author Clint Edwards12/29/2015
    28:56
  100. 108.
    Ep. 9 Mo Money, Mo Problems? – featuring the moms from Science of Parenthood12/22/2015
    34:57
  101. 109.
    Ep. 8 Christmas Cheer – featuring original Wiggles band member Greg Page12/15/2015
    22:18
  102. 110.
    Ep. 7 Shop Until You Drop – featuring mom of 16 kids Lyette Reback12/08/2015
    23:27
  103. 111.
    Ep. 6 Bad Advice – featuring comedian Nick Thune12/01/2015
    16:20
  104. 112.
    Ep. 5 Surviving the Holidays – featuring People I Want to Punch in the Throat author Jen Mann11/24/2015
    34:48
  105. 113.
    Ep. 4 Meltdowns – featuring Reasons My Kid is Crying author Greg Pembroke11/21/2015
    24:30
  106. 114.
    Ep. 3 Birth Plans – featuring comedian Nate Bargatze11/09/2015
    26:36
  107. 115.
    Ep. 2 Music to Children’s Ears – featuring bestselling children’s musician Laurie Berkner11/09/2015
    31:46
  108. 116.
    Ep. 1 Goodnight & Badnight Times – featuring Nina (Michele Lepe) from Sprout’s Goodnight Show11/09/2015
    31:03

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