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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.
    Dad Stereotypes Versus Reality with Simon Holland11/6/2019
  2. 2.
    Sick Kids with Gila Pfeffer10/30/2019
  3. 3.
    First Year Milestones with Adrian Kulp10/23/2019
  4. 4.
    Tooth Fairy Duty with Julie Burton10/16/2019
  5. 5.
    The Mess Kids Make with Lauren Lodder10/9/2019
  6. 6.
    An Introduction to Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast10/1/2019
  7. 7.
    Ep. 93 Interview with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and Somebody Feed Phil host Phil Rosenthal8/2/2018
  8. 8.
    Ep. 92 How Ellen DeGeneres’ Audience Warm-up Comedian Created a Social Network for Dads – with Life of Dad co-founder Tommy Riles5/11/2018
  1. 9.
    Ep. 91 How to get your baby to sleep better with baby sleep consultant Nicole Johnson3/21/2018
  2. 10.
    Ep. 90 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 3 of 3 featuring Jay Papasan, Jenna von Oy, Lev Grossman, Chris Pegula and Heather Haupt1/25/2018
  3. 11.
    Ep. 89 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 2 of 3 featuring Julie Clark, Victoria Kann, Heather Armstrong, Doug Moe & Dr. Catherine Pearlman1/4/2018
  4. 12.
    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
  5. 13.
    Ep. 87 How to be a feminist mom and raise a fearless little princess – with Devorah Blachor11/8/2017
  6. 14.
    Ep. 86 How improv acting can help you survive the weirdness of parenting – with Doug Moe10/18/2017
  7. 15.
    Ep. 85 How to be a parent and survive the zombie apocalypse – with James Breakwell10/9/2017
  8. 16.
    Ep. 84 How to improve your child’s behavior and attention span without drugs, labels or coercion – with Dr. Thomas Armstrong9/20/2017
  9. 17.
    Ep. 83 Can looking the other way decrease your child’s behavioral problems? – with Dr. Catherine Pearlman8/31/2017
  10. 18.
    Ep. 82 Interview with Mike and Heather Spohr, authors of The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed7/27/2017
  11. 19.
    Ep. 81 Interview with Diaper Dude Chris Pegula6/30/2017
  12. 20.
    Ep. 80 Interview with Heather Haupt, author of Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys6/17/2017
  13. 21.
    Ep. 79 Interview with Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything Everything and The Sun is Also a Star6/2/2017
  14. 22.
    Ep. 78 Interview with Barry Watson, star of 7th Heaven and new show Date My Dad5/25/2017
  15. 23.
    Ep. 77 Interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results5/18/2017
  16. 24.
    Ep. 76 Interview with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb5/10/2017
  17. 25.
    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 Lehr5/8/2017
  18. 26.
    Ep. 74 Parenting Fails Vol. VIII featuring stories from Heather Armstrong, Lev Grossman, Josh Temple and Colleen O’Grady5/5/2017
  19. 27.
    Ep. 73 Interview with Pinkalicious and Peterrific author Victoria Kann4/26/2017
  20. 28.
    Ep. 72 Interview with Jenna von Oy, star of Blossom and The Parkers and author of Situation Momedy: A Very Special Episode in Toddlerdom4/21/2017
  21. 29.
    Ep. 71 Interview with Julie Clark, creator of Baby Einstein, bestselling author and CEO of WeeSchool4/14/2017
  22. 30.
    Ep. 70 Interview with Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers, Beerfest, Arrested Development, Community, New Girl and more4/4/2017
  23. 31.
    Ep. 69 Interview with City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider3/28/2017
  24. 32.
    Ep. 68 Interview with Family Therapist Colleen O’Grady, author of Dial Down the Drama3/18/2017
  25. 33.
    Ep. 67 Interview with Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer and Gifted starring Chris Evans3/8/2017
  26. 34.
    Ep. 66 Interview with HGTV star Josh Temple, host of House Crashers, America’s Toughest Jobs, Ultimate Treehouse & Backyard Nation3/2/2017
  27. 35.
    Ep. 65 Interview with Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and book critic for Time2/22/2017
  28. 36.
    Ep. 64 Interview with Heather Armstrong of Dooce, “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers”2/13/2017
  29. 37.
    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 Lepe2/6/2017
  30. 38.
    Ep. 62 Best of the Parenting Fails Part 2 featuring Nick Thune, Ilana Wiles, Greg Page, Nate Bargatze, Amy McCready and more1/30/2017
  31. 39.
    Ep. 61 Best of the Parenting Fails Part 1 featuring Karen Alpert, Rosie Pope, Arianna Huffington, Asha Dornfest, Amy Bellgardt and more1/22/2017
  32. 40.
    Ep. 60 Interview with Jennifer Lehr, author of ParentSpeak What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children and What to Say Instead1/12/2017
  33. 41.
    Ep. 59 Parenting Fails Vol. VII featuring interviews with Dave Barry, Jeff Kinney, Ilana Wiles, Asha Dornfest and Amy Bellgardt12/30/2016
  34. 42.
    Ep. 58 Parenting Fails Vol. VI featuring Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, Kristen Chase, Liz Gumbinner, Leslie Patricelli, Amy McCready and Richard Rende12/28/2016
  35. 43.
    Ep. 57 Interview with Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark about How to Make Six Figures a Year Blogging12/21/2016
  36. 44.
    Ep. 56 Interview with Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest12/16/2016
  37. 45.
    Ep. 55 SPECIAL EPISODE: My daughter interviews me about the ParentNormal Crash Course book release!12/6/2016
  38. 46.
    Ep. 54 Interview with Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts creator and author of The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting11/15/2016
  39. 47.
    Ep. 53 Interview with Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, NYT Bestseller & 6-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner11/1/2016
  40. 48.
    Ep. 52 Interview with Carl Hiaasen, author of many NYT bestsellers including the Newberry Award-winning book Hoot10/27/2016
  41. 49.
    Ep. 51 Interview with Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize Winner, NYT Bestseller & One of the Funniest Writers Alive10/18/2016
  42. 50.
    Ep. 50! Back to School Questions Answered from the ParentNormal Mailbag10/15/2016

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