POTY 44: Maybe We Shouldn’t Have Kids

POTY 44: Maybe We Shouldn’t Have Kids by Ben and Sarah Jedd


I know!  It was my podcast resolution to give better show notes, and I FORGOT THEM ALTOGETHER.  Normally, this would be no big deal, and I would just throw them together.  But!  We actually forgot that this whole episode was in the can, and we recorded it like 20 days ago, so I HAVE NO CLUE what we even talked about.



POTY 43: Welcome Ta POTY

POTY 43: Welcome Ta POTY by Ben and Sarah Jedd

THE NEWS IS TERRIBLE.  Not our news, but, you know, the news.


We are also SO FREAKING SPORTY right now, you guys.


Parenting on the Internet:

We looked at Psychology Today’s 7 sins that your teen is using social media too much to find out if anyone under our roof has a problem.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/artificial-maturity/201806/seven-symptoms-too-much-social-media-use


Parenting Hacks:

Ben works magic with the simple phrase, “I have to work.”



Ben is LOVING Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on CD. http://rickriordan.com/series/percy-jackson-and-the-olympians/


Sarah recommends the 40 bags in 40 days clutter challenge.  https://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days/


POTY 42: Sarah has the Good Mic

POTY 42: Sarah has the Good Mic by Ben and Sarah Jedd

In the News

Harry’s birthday party was at our pool,  and Ben thinks this is the last year for a big birthday party.  What do you think? What are the teens doing these days in your neck of the woods?

Our across-the-street neighbors are moving away!  Did you have neighborhood friends who moved when you were a kid?  We did, and we can still remember them.

Sarah signed up to coach Dorothy’s t-ball team, so let her tell you all about it.

Parenting on the Internet:

We discuss the serious—but not surprising—issue o pregnancy discrimination, basing our conversation on Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg’s New York Times article “Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies.”

Parent Hack:

GET UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN TO GET YOUR WORK DONE because children are the kind of minsters who don’t care if you get your work done.


Sarah says you should read Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You, and don’t be put off by the claim that he is the Dickens of our generation because she doesn’t like Dickens.

Ben says you should watch HBO’s Succession.  He is currently bingeing the first season and loving it so much he has to pause the show at the tiniest interruption.

POTY: We are KILLING IT with the  library’s summer reading program for the kids!

Not POTY: Sometimes we forget about a kid.