Ep 19: Back to Schoooooooooooool!

We talk about getting the sneauxflakes ready for a new school year and get advice from second-grade teacher extraordinaire Dana LoVecchio. Email us at potypodcast@gmail.com and tell us how your family handles their Halloween candy.

No really– we want to talk about the politics of Halloween candy, and we’d like to hear from as many people as possible. DO you let the kids eat it?  Ration it out? Steal it for yourself?  We are dying to know, so email us, please!

Ben’s office view:

Ben as The Dude:

Check out my Madison Moms Blog post about school shopping with tweens here.

Ep 18: Vacationing with Eleventy Billion Kids

We tell you more than you maybe even want to know abut our Hilton Head trip, share our road trip tips, and talk about staying sane with 24/7 family time.

If you want to pack up your family and cover them in so much sand they look like human sugared donuts, we recommend:

The Sea Pines Resort:  Seriously, this section of the island is AMAZING and the beach club is completely perfect.

The Frosty Frog:  Pizza!  Takeout! Daiquiris!  TAKE OUT DAIQUIRIS!

The Salty Dog: An adorable complex on the South Beach marina with several different shops and great souvenirs.  Also, the Wreck of the Salty Dog is a restaurant with excellent feng shui in our experience.

Also!  We listened to The Martian and Ready Player One in the car, and they made our trip fly by.

Want to hear EVEN MORE about our vacay?  Check out these postsall of these posts— on our Harry Times blog.

Ep 17: The 12-Year Itch

We talk about our anniversary and get some excellent marriage advice from someone who’s been doing it longer than we have, Dr. Ali Metz.

Plus we review How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn, and Ben continues to read Ready Player One.

Also!  We are trying a new format that’s SHORTER so you can listen to us cuss without your kids in the car.  Because we are PARENTS OF THE YEAR.

Ep 16: A Dad-to-Dad Discussion.

Ben talks to new dad James Butler about balancing the needs of an infant with his job and life. We also discuss the science of baby cuddling, the horrors of online school registration, and going to pro-baseball games with a pack of wild kids. Plus we review The Emoji Movie.

We talked about this Parent’s magazine article.

You can read more about Sarah’s best books of July here.

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