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 Macfarlane
  2. 2.
    The Cost of Parenthood with Mike Julianelle
  3. 3.
    Life as a Teen Mom with Sara Buckley
  4. 4.
    Jeff Kinney on His Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
  5. 5.
    The Start with Nick Thune
  6. 6.
    Parent Survival Mode with James Breakwell (Xploding Unicorn)
  7. 7.
    Raising Twin Babies with Macgill Frutchey
  8. 8.
    Parent Friendships with Jenna Kim Jones
  1. 9.
    Birthday Party Planning with Jennifer Douglas
  2. 10.
    Modern Parenting Problems with Tara Clark from Modern Mom Problems
  3. 11.
    Breaking Down Bath Time with Andy Herald from How to Be a Dad
  4. 12.
    What Teachers Really Think About Their Students (Our Kids) with Stephanie Jankowski
  5. 13.
    Being a One and Done Parent with Amanda Pacovsky
  6. 14.
    Clingy Kids with Rachel Sobel
  7. 15.
    Toddler Dangers: How to keep toddlers from injuring themselves and you (with Clint Edwards)
  8. 16.
    WTF Moments of Parenthood with Serena Dorman
  9. 17.
    Raising Teenage Boys with Sarcastic Mommy Lisa Munn
  10. 18.
    Dad Stereotypes Versus Reality with Simon Holland
  11. 19.
    Sick Kids with Gila Pfeffer
  12. 20.
    First Year Milestones with Adrian Kulp
  13. 21.
    Tooth Fairy Duty with Julie Burton
  14. 22.
    The Mess Kids Make with Lauren Lodder
  15. 23.
    An Introduction to Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast
  16. 24.
    Ep. 93 Interview with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and Somebody Feed Phil host Phil Rosenthal
  17. 25.
    Ep. 92 How Ellen DeGeneres’ Audience Warm-up Comedian Created a Social Network for Dads – with Life of Dad co-founder Tommy Riles
  18. 26.
    Ep. 91 How to get your baby to sleep better with baby sleep consultant Nicole Johnson
  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 Haupt
  20. 28.
    Ep. 89 Best Parenting Fails of 2017 Part 2 of 3 featuring Julie Clark, Victoria Kann, Heather Armstrong, Doug Moe & Dr. Catherine Pearlman
  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 Temple
  22. 30.
    Ep. 87 How to be a feminist mom and raise a fearless little princess – with Devorah Blachor
  23. 31.
    Ep. 86 How improv acting can help you survive the weirdness of parenting – with Doug Moe
  24. 32.
    Ep. 85 How to be a parent and survive the zombie apocalypse – with James Breakwell
  25. 33.
    Ep. 84 How to improve your child’s behavior and attention span without drugs, labels or coercion – with Dr. Thomas Armstrong
  26. 34.
    Ep. 83 Can looking the other way decrease your child’s behavioral problems? – with Dr. Catherine Pearlman
  27. 35.
    Ep. 82 Interview with Mike and Heather Spohr, authors of The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed
  28. 36.
    Ep. 81 Interview with Diaper Dude Chris Pegula
  29. 37.
    Ep. 80 Interview with Heather Haupt, author of Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys
  30. 38.
    Ep. 79 Interview with Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything Everything and The Sun is Also a Star
  31. 39.
    Ep. 78 Interview with Barry Watson, star of 7th Heaven and new show Date My Dad
  32. 40.
    Ep. 77 Interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  33. 41.
    Ep. 76 Interview with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb
  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 Lehr
  35. 43.
    Ep. 74 Parenting Fails Vol. VIII featuring stories from Heather Armstrong, Lev Grossman, Josh Temple and Colleen O’Grady
  36. 44.
    Ep. 73 Interview with Pinkalicious and Peterrific author Victoria Kann
  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 Toddlerdom
  38. 46.
    Ep. 71 Interview with Julie Clark, creator of Baby Einstein, bestselling author and CEO of WeeSchool
  39. 47.
    Ep. 70 Interview with Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers, Beerfest, Arrested Development, Community, New Girl and more
  40. 48.
    Ep. 69 Interview with City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider
  41. 49.
    Ep. 68 Interview with Family Therapist Colleen O’Grady, author of Dial Down the Drama
  42. 50.
    Ep. 67 Interview with Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer and Gifted starring Chris Evans

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