Right Now in We Knows Parenting

Peter and Beth discuss the lies of Thanksgiving, why babies are hell beasts, and how Home Alone holds up as a holiday kids movie.

Shameless Plugs

Beth wrote a book! There's No Manual: Honest and Gory Wisdom About Having a Baby is coming February 4th. Pre-order today! In honor of the book announcement Peter and Beth decide to plug everything that they’ve neglected to plug over the past 80 episodes. Get ready, because this episode is shameless. Happy Thanksgiving!

You’ve Been Warned!

Bryn and Maeven meet their new baby cousin and have very different reactions; Beth and Peter get great renovation advice from a Senator’s wife; and a Would You Knows scenario tests Peter’s spiritual open mindedness.

Featuring Bryn McNerney

After three days of data entry and Walking Dead binge watching, Peter loses his mind and has very intense nightmares; Bryn guest hosts the podcast; Maeven refuses to be told what to do; and Peter and Beth share a healthy list of book recommendations from their amazing listeners.

Daddy for Mayor

Peter and Beth take an emotional labor quiz, Maeven loves being a girl, and Bryn, after being caught in a lie about his teacher “loving it” when he talks about butts and farts, doubles down on the lie by threatening to call the police on Peter if he dares ask his teacher about it.

The Blaze

Halloween festivities continue as the family heads cross county to the Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze, Peter and Beth try to think of books about boys doing emotional labor and girls being ass holes, and Peter stands firm on his views of peanut butter.

The Scare Fair

The family has a full family Halloween weekend at the Scare Fair as well as the Halloween parade, Beth answers the easiest hypothetical question ever asked, the kids love Forky and Peter finally tells the world how he really feels about Blippi.

Jet Lagged

Beth heads out into the woods with a bunch of moms during a full moon, Peter hates Facebook happy birthdays, Bryn is a brat and Maeven asks the age old question “do we have bones in our butts?”


Peter comes home late to record the podcast after having three full drinks, Beth transcribes the greatest pieces of bath time theater ever recorded and Peter and Beth almost don’t argue about how much peanut butter can be left in the jar before you throw it away.

Watch and Learn

The family heads to a baby show, Beth fails to convince a conservative cab driver, Maeven flirts with Bryn’s best friend and Bryn volunteers to help his gay aunt find a man to marry.

Skitters and Nerbs

This week at school Bryn learns what a fire alarm is... by setting it off, Beth heads out of town, Peter yells at some kids on a playground and Maeven gets curious about bodies. 

Or the Highway

The family takes a trip to Vermont for a wedding and, despite Peter leaving Beth on the side of a highway, it’s a lovely time for all. Then Beth and Peter answer some listener mail and ask the age old question: foreskin or not foreskin?

The Butt World

This week, Beth goes to a bean store, Maeven has ‘the best day ever,' Peter loves school lunch, and during Bryn’s first week of kindergarten he comes home with a book he’s written called, The Butt World.

Godless Children

Beth and Peter go on, not one, but TWO date nights in one week, talk about religion's role in the family, and unpack a Would You Knows scenario in which Maeven has shark-based premonitions.

I Hav’ta Have ‘Em!

This week Beth and Peter recap Bryn’s birthday, play fuck, marry, kill with the Wild Kratt’s, Steve Irwin, and Ace Ventura, and Beth refuses to let blondes off the hook.

You Are Coming to My Party

This week Bryn tuns five and he’s letting everyone know about it, Beth learns to be selfish, Peter loves rules and Maeven lives life to the fullest in her new pink tracksuit.

Tina the Cheese Woman

Maeven debuts her newest character, Peter and Beth discuss the problematic messaging of the Berenstain Bears, and the new neighbors interrupt the podcast recording.

An Abrupt Exit

In preparation for Beth leaving town for a wedding, Peter and Beth record a night early, much later than usual and after an incredibly bumpy Uber ride.  Does Peter make it through the recording? It’s debatable. Also, Bryn and Maeven chime in… mostly about farts.

Almost Five

This week Beth and Peter prepare for Bryn’s 5th birthday by rehashing the brown cow cake argument, admitting that they have no plan and then asking the listeners to plan the party for them.  Then they prove once again why the podcast deserves reviews titled “A very sexy podcast for parents.”

The Farting Sun

A new week brings new neighbors, a new bed, and a new appreciation for a lazy day.  Beth shares an article about the history of mothers’ lack of alone time, Peter catches up on some old lister mail and Bryn writes a book about the Sun… farting.