Ep 27: This One’s a Bummer

We talk about guns and cheap Chrismukkah cards.

Sorry this one is such a bummer, but we talk about mass shootings AGAIN and this amazing article our friend Tanya sent us that basically made us question all of our life choices. (https://www.thecut.com/2016/05/sleep-training-feminism.html) We also talk about getting an awesome deal on holiday cards, so that’s not terrible. (The deal we got is no longer a thing, but these are all pretty okay: https://www.livingsocial.com/occasion/ls-holiday-cards)


On a more positive note, we are happy to report that POTY is getting political.  We are currently interviewing Democratic primary contenders in the Wisconsin governor’s race, and we really want to hear from anyone across the aisle who is running, too.  We are going to talk to the candidates about issues that affect Wisconsin families, and this process has been more fascinating than we imaged it would be.  So stay tuned!

Ep 25: Slow Your Roll, Helicopter Parents

We talk about helicopter college parents and the culture of checking up on your kids eleventy billion times a school year.

We read about over-involved college parents in the fake New York Post (kidding– I just like to call all major publications fake), and you can read it here.

As always, check out Harry Times, and you can read me on the Madison Moms Blog or follow me on Instagram.  Ben is on Twitter.


Ep 24: Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed

We talk about dealing with tragic news and kids, sleeping in separate beds (yes– that’s a thing), and, as always, the POTY and WTFPOTY of the week.

We talked about this Parent’s Magazine article and the NBC sleeping essay.

Ep 23: Battle of the Sexes

We talk about the gender divide when it comes to emotional labor in the home. With minimal shouting!

We both loved Gemma Hartley’s “Women’s Aren’t Nags– We’re Just Fed Up” essay in Harper’s Bazaar.  When we tried to talk about it, though, the exact struggle she wrote about in the essay came to the fore.

Coincidentally, Sarah wrote about an egalitarian household the the Madison Moms Blog this month.  You can read it here.

As always, follow us on Instagram and our Harry Times blog.  Ben is on Twitter @benjaminjedd, and Sarah is @harrytimes.  Email us at potypodcast@gmail.com

Ep 21: Another Broken Arm

We talk about why Sarah is the worst parent this week, and we interview the delightful Ashleigh Evans about life with 4 kids.

In addition to being a mom and blogger, Ashleigh is a champion bargain shoppers, so she has great tips about how to feed a lot of people on a budget.

Check Ashleigh out on her blog Dash of Evans, on BabyCenterhere’s an awesome freezer meals post–on Facebook Live (talking about my new favorite place ALDI), on Instagram, and on Snap Chat sharing food tips as CheapAsh.

ProTip:  Take a family picture BEFORE your kids breaks his arm.  Just saying.

Ep 21: Whine Club

We talk about drinking less, complain about doing all of the things, and review some tips about what NOT to do at the doctor.

We read Sarah Hosseini’s excellent piece for Ravishly “Why I’m Done Making Mommy Wine Jokes,” and were immediately struck by her takedown of mommy wine culture.  We posted the article on Facebook, and our friends had brilliant insights– things about the rhetoric of drinking being more destructive than the drinking itself, about wine being the kind of “self-care” decoy that at least you can do in front of your kids, etc.  We realized that we drink a lot and probably shouldn’t, and we’d love to hear what you have to say about parenting and alcohol consumption.  Email us at potypodcast@gmail.com.

We also discuss these things you should NOT do at the pediatrician, review some good books, and complain about how hard it is to be us.  BECAUSE WE HAVE TOO MANY CHILDREN.

Ep 20: The Mornings Might Kill Us

Back to school mornings! Are the pits! We give you some tips for making them not lethal.

Here we are at our very POTY-iest in 2011 when Harry started kindergarten and I was upstagingly pregnant with Cooper, and we forgot to take a back-to-school picture with Jack until he reminded us.  At school.