Episodes

Defiance

Our live show in Brooklyn is one week away! Get your tickets now at weknowsparenting.com.  This week Peter and Beth record early before she goes to LA for the week.  Bryn bumps his face on the wall and gets a mouth full of blood.  He does not enjoy it.  Maeven get spiteful at Peter’s attempts to stop her from repeatedly dumping out a box of paints.  While Beth is away Peter attempts to interview the kids, but forgets to plug in the nice microphone.  It’s funny, but boy does it sound terrible. The kids are asleep now, so deal with it.

Ice Cream on My Pants!!!

Beth drives Bryn and Maeven across the state and the only thing that stops the kids from going car stir crazy is a stop to a zoo, a couple of museums and a bunch of ice cream. Meanwhile, across the country in LA, Peter, with no children to worry about, does his first escape room.  Peter and Beth discuss the benefits of a physical books over ebooks, debate a future Bryn dating hypothetical and wonder what E.T.’s mom was doing while waiting for her son to phone home.

Sick-ish

This week Peter does his best to get work done after Maeven decides to take a sick day, Beth accuses Peter of having a “man cold” and Bryn has a lot to say… all the time. Then, while recording the episode a  technical difficulty forces Peter and Beth to re-record the same segment about emotional labor three times. Do they sound frustrated and tired? You be the judge.

Ice Time!

Bryn hits the ice for his first ever skating lesson and Peter gets emotional. The kids’ lies get more elaborate, Beth gets Bryn to use the bathroom by getting him to imagine the shame of peeing his pants in front of his friends and at bedtime Peter gets too into the mechanics of not only how an old woman could swallow a fly, but also of how swallowing a horse would likely kill a person.

Psyduck v. Charlamagne

Beth joins Peter to record this week’s podcast after a night out with the girls and three old fashions. Peter and Beth attend Bryn’s Pre-K parent teacher conference where they learn that he’s terrible with scissors. They sign Bryn up for skating lessons, confront Meaven's lies and Bryn’s potty mouth, and then discover that the Inuit people seem have it right when it comes to lying to your kids. Oh, and Beth loves Pokemon.

Liars and Cheats

This week Bryn and Maeven discover the power of lying and then do it a lot, very badly.  Peter visits the local elementary school to see the bilingual program in action. Beth and Peter discuss midwifery care in the U.S, take listener questions about “sanctimommies” and Veganism and then Peter introduces his hit new character: the male doctor who only understands what you’re talking about if your are talking about penises.

Milkshakes and Other Bad Ideas

At the end of a very hard week, things are suddenly good, except for the twelve-hundred calories of milkshake that Peter ingests right before recording, causing him to hate himself and everything else. Beth discovers a local infrared sauna that may or may not be run out of a van. Peter and Beth debate the merits of having a second child with your ex, unpack an international Would You Knows scenario and answer some listener mail about March Madness potty training, staggering bedtimes and more forest based pre-school. 

RELAX!

The family returns from a much needed, long-weekend, mid-winter, indoor pool vacation during which Maeven decides that she knows how to read and Bryn throws a beach tantrum. Peter shares an article about how a nation’s level of income inequality effects parenting styles. Then, while unpacking a Would You Knows scenario, in which Maeven can talk to dead people, Peter and Beth try their best to remain civil while discussing their VERY different belief systems surrounding spirituality, and in this goal, they do… okay.

Full Family Fight

Beth and Peter attend an info session for the local dual language kindergarten program and are now suddenly feeling very competitive about getting Bryn into the program.  Valentine’s day brings the first fully stress-free date night in a while followed the next day by Beth and Peter’s first big fight in front of kids old enough to not only understand what their parents are yelling at each other but also to respond.  Bryn demands that Peter apologizes to Mommy.  In this week’s Would You Knows Beth unpacks a Freaky Friday scenario that neither she nor Peter can remember if they’ve done before and then announce the first We Knows Parenting Live Show coming up in April.

Everything is… Fine

This week everything is fine and it’s totally weird.  Peter and Beth aren’t sure how to handle it when their kids are mostly reasonable and don’t put up too much of a fight.  Things are good… and it’s terrifying. Instead of complaining, Peter shares a bunch of rapid fire parenting “fun” facts including one about a city in India that drops babies from a 50 foot tower (and catches them). You know, for “fun.” Beth and Peter then answer some listener mail about how moms and dads prepare (or don’t prepare) for the coming of a new baby.