Ep 10: Staring Down the Barrel of Summer Vacation

In this episode we talk about the impending invasion of the children, as well as how to raise feminist sons and be a less sexist boss. Jack also gives us a talent show update.

We talk about this excellent New York Times article and this piece from Huff Po.

You can also check out Harry Times.  We’re @POTYpodcast and @harrytimes on Twitter, and our Insta is @harrytimes.

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Ep 9: Sunscreen and Fidget Spinners

We talk about the AAP juice ban and what sunscreen you should rub on your squirmy kids this summer. Plus we talk to 2 actual kids about the ridiculous fidget spinner craze.

Also:  I THINK WE FIXED OUT SOUND PROBLEM– What do you think?

Notes on sunscreen:

You can find the EWG sunscreen guide here.

Here’s the WORST LIST.

Here’s the BEST LIST.

I like this for my body and this for my face. I know it’s fairly toxic, but is smells awesome and goes on sheer with a bit of glitter, and I am really, really, really shallow.   For the kids, we do this head to toe.  It scores  3 which is good enough for me, and it’s about $9 for 6 ounces, which is fairly reasonable, I think.

I have a great giveaway at Harry Timescheck it out here.

Email us with your garden suggestions: potypodcast@gmail.com

Happy swimming!



Ep. 6 Meet the Kids: Harry and Jack

We’ll tell you about the plague that’s struck our house, and you’ll get to hear from Harry and Jack.

Harry has a story about the shoe that got away, and Jack reviews The Magic Treehouse series in general and his current read in particular.

Also Ben shaved, and we are all really proud of him for that.

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As always, check out the Harry Times blog for more about our riveting lives.

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And here’s my May Madison Moms Blog post.

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Ep. 5: School Conferences When Your Kid Has ADHD

We discuss the challenges of parenting a kid or two with ADHD.

As always, you can email questions or comments to potypodcast@gmail.com, and you can check out our blog, Harry Times, for more insanity.

Meet the Kids: Cooper

My Name is Cooper. I Live on the Second Floor. by Ben and Sarah Jedd

This week!  You get to meet Cooper, enjoy our very first guest, and hear about how we traumatized our children in the past 7 days.

And!  Just for you!  Behind the scenes look at the pictures that hurt Dorothy’s feelings and us podcasting after kiddie bedtime with a super classy beverage.

Want to read more about us?  Check out Harry Times.

Meet the Parents of the Year, Part 2

Meet the Parents of the Year, Part 2 by Ben and Sarah Jedd

In this second episode, we will tell you a little bit about our amazing college reunion with our friends from the national championship Bradley University Speech Team.  We will also tell you why you should ditch your kids with their grandparents– for their grandparents’ own good— any chance you can.  Plus!  You’ll get to hear more about Sarah who is THE WORLD’S WORST INTERVIEW.

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As always, keep up with us on our blog Harry Times… All Jacked Up.  This week you’ll get even more reunion talk with more pictures than you ever wanted to see, an in-depth discussion of Sarah’s new 10-step skincare routine, and lots of complaining.

Meet the Parents of the Year, Part 1

POTY: The Podcast Where We Make Fun of Parents Like Us features parents Ben and Sarah talking about their busy lives as full time academics raising 4 kids. They also interview parents from every walk of life to discuss the ups and down of child rearing in the snowflake age.

Welcome to episode 1 where you’ll meet half of the POTY duo.  Join us next week to meet the whole team.

If you want to hear more about our ridiculous spring break, check out our blog.

Here’s the article we talked about when we mentioned vacations as happiness anchors.

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