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.

Don’t forget to follow Ben on Twitter and Sarah on Instagram.

Ep 15: So You Want to Solo-Parent Some Small Children in the Woods

Ben talks about his multi-kid camping adventure, and we discuss swearing and the Boy Scouts and swearing at the Boy Scouts.

Ben and the kids went to Devil’s Lake State Park, which is awesome!

Here is the zucchini cake recipe I raved about– make it– you won’t be sorry.

Here’s the swearing article we discussed.

And, of course, here’s a link to a primer on the Boy Scout controversy.

Ep 11: Harry’s 11th birthday, HPV, Birth Control, and a Birth Stroy

I mean, you guys, the title says it all. Like, literally.

If you want to read more about the day Harry was born, check out vintage Harry Times.


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.

You can AND SHOULD subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, and if you do, leave us a rating/review.


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!