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
    43:06
  2. 2.
    The Cost of Parenthood with Mike Julianelle
    40:45
  3. 3.
    Life as a Teen Mom with Sara Buckley
    45:51
  4. 4.
    Jeff Kinney on His Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
    11:37
  5. 5.
    The Start with Nick Thune
    8:42
  6. 6.
    Parent Survival Mode with James Breakwell (Xploding Unicorn)
    29:29
  7. 7.
    Raising Twin Babies with Macgill Frutchey
    35:43
  8. 8.
    Parent Friendships with Jenna Kim Jones
    27:13
  1. 9.
    Birthday Party Planning with Jennifer Douglas
    28:34
  2. 10.
    Modern Parenting Problems with Tara Clark from Modern Mom Problems
    39:52
  3. 11.
    Breaking Down Bath Time with Andy Herald from How to Be a Dad
    27:30
  4. 12.
    What Teachers Really Think About Their Students (Our Kids) with Stephanie Jankowski
    34:02
  5. 13.
    Being a One and Done Parent with Amanda Pacovsky
    28:39
  6. 14.
    Clingy Kids with Rachel Sobel
    32:05
  7. 15.
    Toddler Dangers: How to keep toddlers from injuring themselves and you (with Clint Edwards)
    31:46
  8. 16.
    WTF Moments of Parenthood with Serena Dorman
    22:05
  9. 17.
    Raising Teenage Boys with Sarcastic Mommy Lisa Munn
    29:55
  10. 18.
    Dad Stereotypes Versus Reality with Simon Holland
    38:35
  11. 19.
    Sick Kids with Gila Pfeffer
    39:35
  12. 20.
    First Year Milestones with Adrian Kulp
    31:48
  13. 21.
    Tooth Fairy Duty with Julie Burton
    21:42
  14. 22.
    The Mess Kids Make with Lauren Lodder
    29:36
  15. 23.
    An Introduction to Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast
    1:32
  16. 24.
    Ep. 93 Interview with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and Somebody Feed Phil host Phil Rosenthal
    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 Riles
    19:08
  18. 26.
    Ep. 91 How to get your baby to sleep better with baby sleep consultant Nicole Johnson
    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 Haupt
    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 Pearlman
    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 Temple
    9:03
  22. 30.
    Ep. 87 How to be a feminist mom and raise a fearless little princess – with Devorah Blachor
    17:21
  23. 31.
    Ep. 86 How improv acting can help you survive the weirdness of parenting – with Doug Moe
    25:55
  24. 32.
    Ep. 85 How to be a parent and survive the zombie apocalypse – with James Breakwell
    21:44
  25. 33.
    Ep. 84 How to improve your child’s behavior and attention span without drugs, labels or coercion – with Dr. Thomas Armstrong
    27:32
  26. 34.
    Ep. 83 Can looking the other way decrease your child’s behavioral problems? – with Dr. Catherine Pearlman
    18:18
  27. 35.
    Ep. 82 Interview with Mike and Heather Spohr, authors of The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed
    22:16
  28. 36.
    Ep. 81 Interview with Diaper Dude Chris Pegula
    18:08
  29. 37.
    Ep. 80 Interview with Heather Haupt, author of Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys
    15:15
  30. 38.
    Ep. 79 Interview with Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything Everything and The Sun is Also a Star
    7:18
  31. 39.
    Ep. 78 Interview with Barry Watson, star of 7th Heaven and new show Date My Dad
    10:47
  32. 40.
    Ep. 77 Interview with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
    22:42
  33. 41.
    Ep. 76 Interview with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb
    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 Lehr
    12:35
  35. 43.
    Ep. 74 Parenting Fails Vol. VIII featuring stories from Heather Armstrong, Lev Grossman, Josh Temple and Colleen O’Grady
    9:13
  36. 44.
    Ep. 73 Interview with Pinkalicious and Peterrific author Victoria Kann
    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 Toddlerdom
    24:33
  38. 46.
    Ep. 71 Interview with Julie Clark, creator of Baby Einstein, bestselling author and CEO of WeeSchool
    24:54
  39. 47.
    Ep. 70 Interview with Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers, Beerfest, Arrested Development, Community, New Girl and more
    15:26
  40. 48.
    Ep. 69 Interview with City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider
    20:38
  41. 49.
    Ep. 68 Interview with Family Therapist Colleen O’Grady, author of Dial Down the Drama
    20:32
  42. 50.
    Ep. 67 Interview with Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer and Gifted starring Chris Evans
    11:14

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