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Accidental Parenting

Kids & Family Podcasts

Sometimes we get it right. Sometimes we get it wrong. Kids don’t come with an instruction guide and it's best to figure it out together. No parent is perfect, but we’ve all got some great stories to tell. Listen to Accidental Parenting for interviews and stories on parenting wins and fails.

Sometimes we get it right. Sometimes we get it wrong. Kids don’t come with an instruction guide and it's best to figure it out together. No parent is perfect, but we’ve all got some great stories to tell. Listen to Accidental Parenting for interviews and stories on parenting wins and fails.

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United States

Description:

Sometimes we get it right. Sometimes we get it wrong. Kids don’t come with an instruction guide and it's best to figure it out together. No parent is perfect, but we’ve all got some great stories to tell. Listen to Accidental Parenting for interviews and stories on parenting wins and fails.

Language:

English


Episodes

S02E14: Grandpa Beck's Games

2/22/2021
Aubrey and Col interview Grandpa and Grandma Beck, the creators of Gnoming Around, Cover Your Assets, Skull King and other Grandpa Beck's Games. We learn about their family business and some of their favority family games. Turns out that Grandpa Beck has a bit of a competitive nature in him and he doesn't like losing. As always, we end the episode with a game... about games!

Duration:00:40:01

S02E13: The Awesome Factory

2/1/2021
Aubrey and Col interview Erik and Emily Orton of The Awesome Factory. They discuss living in NYC with five kids, their family band, sailing adventures as described in the book Seven at Sea, and the double return parenting philosophy. Learn more about Erik, Emily, and The Awesome Factory at http://theawesomefactory.nyc

Duration:00:51:54

S02E12: The Beginning of 2021

1/6/2021
Col and Aubrey discuss how to transition kids from the chaos of winter break back to a schedule. They share ideas about weaning kids off screen time and options for other ways to keep them entertained.

Duration:00:22:53

S02E11: The End of 2020

12/27/2020
Col gives a poetic farewell to the year 2020.

Duration:00:05:18

S02E10: The Pre-Christmas Purge

12/24/2020
Out with the old and in with the new! Col and Aubrey describe their holiday tradition of organizing and getting rid of kids' toys to make room for Christmas gifts. They discuss home organization companies and why they wouldn't let them near their junk drawers.

Duration:00:27:16

S02E09: Sleepovers

12/15/2020
Whether children should be allowed to have sleepovers or not is a surprisingly controversial topic. Col and Aubrey share the results of their much-awaited Do You Let Your Kids Have Sleepovers survey and highlight some of the reasons parents give.

Duration:00:23:17

S02E08: Online School

12/9/2020
We chat about the pros and cons of online school with our very special guest, our youngest daughter Georgia. She shares the changes she's noticed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and gives us the nitty gritty about navigating the roller coaster of hybrid, in-person and online school.

Duration:00:13:00

S02E08: Online School

12/6/2020
We chat about the pros and cons of online school with our very special guest, our youngest daughter Georgia. She shares the changes she's noticed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and gives us the nitty gritty about navigating the roller coaster of hybrid, in-person and online school.

Duration:00:39:57

S02E07: Bilingual Parenting

10/22/2020
Heather Koziol of The Future is Bilingual podcast joins Aubrey to discuss raising bilingual kids. She and her husband are raising their children speaking both Polish and English, and she shares advice for anyone wanting to help children develop a love for language learning.

Duration:00:39:59

S02E06: (Par)entrepreneurs: Senita Athletics

5/19/2020
Jenna and Maddie join us to chat about their athletic wear company, Senita Athletics. We walk a fine line of TMI, or maybe we cross it a bit.

Duration:00:32:19

S02E05: Mother's Day

5/10/2020
Happy Mother's Day! Col & Aubrey chat about the origins of mother's day and share their fondest memories of their own mothers. They play a trivia game and discuss the best and worst TV moms. Col successfully eliminates any chance of a sponsorship opportunity with Hallmark.

Duration:00:21:36

S02E04: (Par)entrepreneurs: Junior Hero

5/4/2020
Aubrey interviews Thea Greaves about Junior Hero, the nonprofit she runs with her family. They play superhero trivia/would you rather and it turns out no one likes Tom Holland except every teenage girl.

Duration:00:45:34

S02E03: (Par)entrepreneurs: Blue Pond Boutique

4/21/2020
Kaitlyn Flake shares details about Blue Pond Boutique, a business she started in Snowflake, Arizona. She talks about her passion for supporting local artisans and how our help is even more vital as businesses are impacted by Covid-19.

Duration:00:36:37

S02E02: (Par)entrepreneurs: Mom Camp

4/14/2020
Aubrey interviews the founders of Mom Camp about the difficulties of starting a business and their First Attempt In Learning. Col shares his CaronActivity Book, guaranteed to buy you 15 minutes of quarantine peace and quiet.

Duration:00:56:24

S02E01: (Par)entrepreneurs: Sweeteez Sweets

4/7/2020
Welcome back to season two of Accidental Parenting. In episode one, Aubrey and Col discuss how they are currently coping with the nightmare that is Coronavirus isolation. Aubrey also introduces a new series within the podcast interviewing parent entrepreneurs. First up is Brooke Giffin of Sweeteez Sweets.

Duration:00:39:57

S01E25: Kimberly

2/17/2020
Col interviews his sister Courtney (aka Kimberly) about parenting her 4 children, including Ruby, the happiest 6-year-old in history. She shares their journey discovering how to navigate Ruby’s physical and educational needs, and her advice for parents in similar situations.

Duration:00:35:12

S01E24: Valentine's Day

2/10/2020
Valentine's Day celebrations have changed over the years. Col and Aubrey discuss how it was different when they were kids and chat about the candy takeover, homemade Valentine cards and whether to give loved ones Valentine's gifts, and if so, what? They play a Romantic Comedy trivia game and discover that Col knows a lot more about RomComs than Aubrey does.

Duration:00:28:23

S01E23: Dad Jokes

2/3/2020
One of the hardest things about kids growing up is they stop laughing at dad jokes. Luckily, Penelope isn't there yet! Col tells her a bunch of dad jokes and we capture her adorable giggle. The two then face off in a trivia challenge.

Duration:00:11:47

S01E22: Party Time!

1/27/2020
Aubrey and Col interview their good friend and neighbor, Danielle deGreef, about living deBest life with her husband and 5 boys. Danielle shares about her passion for hosting parties and shares some examples of great kid (and adult) parties they've hosted in the past.

Duration:00:35:27

S01E21: Adventure Parenting

1/20/2020
Col interviews Troy about being a father of girls who takes them on big adventures. Col and Troy also discuss having a boy after years of having only girls, and wrap it up with an intense game of Would You Rather. We teased Troy's encounter with the law in last week's episode, so keep listening to the very end to hear the whole story.

Duration:00:38:27