13 episodes

Field notes from a father of two and his parent friends, navigating life without a car or a clue.

Manhattan and a Milk Colin Morris

    • Kids & Family

Field notes from a father of two and his parent friends, navigating life without a car or a clue.

    Kids Aren't Values

    Kids Aren't Values

    Having a kid is something you do, like drugs, or being a banker. By itself, it’s not a basis for friendship. So how do we find parent friends to cure the loneliness of parenthood? Same way we make regular friends, dingus. Also, we’ve been trying meal prepping.

    • 27 min
    Planning for Mess

    Planning for Mess

    Colin and Chava discuss when it's time to rearrange furniture to suit your family's evolving needs, and when it's time to downgrade the stuff in your life to spare yourself the heartache of a Room & Board sofa with crayon and dog puke on it.

    Links

    IKEA kids kitchen hacks

    Markers

    01:08 Making Your Space Work

    14:05 Planning for Mess

    22:05 Dining with Toddlers

    • 25 min
    So Your Kid's a Biter

    So Your Kid's a Biter

    Chava’s son is biting at day care, which seems out of character. He’s also being bitten. What’s making a bunch of sweet toddlers fight like dogs? Also, gendered mis/behavior, gendered play, and the morning bloodsport of toddler parties.

    • 37 min
    Failure to Thrive

    Failure to Thrive

    Chava visits Chicago and observes that Colin looks tired. Josh’s son goes on a field trip and overcomes peer pressure to play pass it on with a naughty phrase. The boys reminisce about puberty and commiserate about their common cause these days: sleep.

    • 34 min
    Mostly Hand Stuff

    Mostly Hand Stuff

    Drew and Brendan are in the doghouse — where they belong — for day drinking while our wives enjoy some overdue girl time and trust us to parent our own kids. But all ends well when we reconvene for a Crappy Dinner Party.

    ### Links

    - [Crappy Dinner Party](https://www.thekitchn.com/5-rules-for-hosting-a-crappy-dinner-party-235815)
    - [National Bourbon Day](http://www.nationalbourbonday.com)
    - [Tina’s Take: Juul’s ‘Make The Switch’ Campaign Violates Federal Law](https://www.truthinadvertising.org/tinas-take-juuls-make-the-switch-campaign-violates-federal-law/)
    - [Deliverance (book)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliverance_(novel))
    - [Alfred security app](https://alfred.camera)

    • 39 min
    Deluxe Family Bathroom, part 2

    Deluxe Family Bathroom, part 2

    Chava’s nine-month-old son has flown almost once for every month he’s been alive. In today’s episode, Chava shares more wisdom from their travels.

    • 23 min

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