Right Now in We Knows Parenting

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.

Spooooky Hollow

After a whole bunch of driving, roadside tantrums, algae blooms, the full Les Miz soundtrack and a little bit of Dramamine, the family vacation season officially draws to a close. 

Cousins and Beta Blockers

After a remarkably stress-free family vacation, Peter’s new medication makes him so crazy that Beth and Peter have to scrap an entire episode, then fight all night, and re-record a day late. It sounds terrible and it was, but things end up better in the end. 

Family(less) Vacation(s)

For four days, Peter spends the weekend in the Berkshires, the kids with Nana and Granddad and Beth home alone. The result? Everyone has the time of their lives. Peter and Beth then finally spill the beans on that big reveal that they’ve been teasing for weeks.

Pool Party

Bryn graduates pre-k. Peter gets his father’s day gift of a broadway show. And everyone needs to cut back on the ice cream.

Dad Brains

For Father’s day Peter gets to choose how the family spends the day and he chooses: nothing. It’s everything he hoped it would be.  Beth and Peter talk about the neuroscience of dad brains and Bryn refuses to put on his shoes... or do anything that you need him to.

Sexy Parents

This week: Peter and Beth’s downstairs neighbors confront them about their “loud love making” and Maeven discovers Beth’s vibrator.

Nailed It!

On their way back from a family trip to Atlanta, the whole family gets trapped in the airport for 8 hours. Do the kids fight non-stop? Do Beth and Peter drive each other crazy? Does getting home at 2am tear them apart? No, actually it’s fine. It’s shockingly fine. Later, Peter takes the kids for a long walk during which they say a lot of funny stuff, Beth shares an article about preparing yourself emotionally for childbirth, then Peter and Beth say naughty words.

Double Solo Grab Bag

In preparation for the family’s big Memorial Day Weekend trip to Atlanta, Peter and Beth are recording early and separately! Beth shares her experience meeting a sex therapist at a bar and what she learned, Peter plays a new game with the kids called “What’s Better?” and then Beth and Peter get political!  

Peter Hates the Heat and Everything Else

This week it gets hot and humid and as a result Peter gets cranky, then Bryn and Maeven get cranky, then Peter gets more cranky, then the kids get more cranky, then things get whiny and fights about nothing grow and multiply, then Beth comes home and has to record a podcast with an incredibly whiny, cranky and whiny Peter.  And then he writes a stupid show description that no one likes, him most of all! He’s not acting out YOU’RE acting out!!!

Happy (Podcast) Anniversary

Peter and Beth complete their first year as parenting podcasters and celebrate in much the same way they celebrate their wedding anniversary: by being nice to each other, but not really doing anything special.

The Dinosaur Place

This week the family drives to Connecticut to see some dinosaurs with Nana and Grandad where Bryn learns to face his fear of volcanoes. Later, he decides that he hates skating, but love worms.  Beth and Peter unpack a couple of Would You Knows scenarios and read some listener mail that rewrites the Easter Bunny’s original story.