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Join cohosts Diane Aragona and Jen Tierney as they explore the sometimes unbelievable history of parenting.

Our Parents Did What?! Our Parents Did What?!

    • Parenting

Join cohosts Diane Aragona and Jen Tierney as they explore the sometimes unbelievable history of parenting.

    Episode 5: The Tooth Fairy

    Episode 5: The Tooth Fairy

    Of all the mythical figures we know and love, the Tooth Fairy seems to have the most elusive backstory. Where did she come from, and why the heck do we put our teeth under our pillows for her to find?! Thankfully, a woman named Rosemary Wells made it her mission to track the source of all things related to the Tooth Fairy. And surprisingly, it all started with a French mouse. Intrigued?? We were, too.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Clothing

    Episode 4: Clothing

    Run Time: 32 minutes, 23 seconds The history of children’s clothing leads Jen and Diane to some unexpected places. They learn about the practice of breaching and how fashion was used as a way to show male dominance. Jen also tries her best to adequately describe skeleton suits and creeping aprons, because their names aren’t […]

    • 32 min
    Episode 3: Diapers

    Episode 3: Diapers

    Run Time: 30 minutes, 7 seconds Diapers as we know them today are a fairly new commodity in the grand scheme of the history of parenting. But, before Pampers and Huggies, our ancestors used some pretty crazy materials to diaper their babies. Wood shavings and moss, anyone? Tune in to this episode to learn more! […]

    • 30 min
    Episode 2: Baby Food

    Episode 2: Baby Food

    Run Time: 37 minutes, 10 seconds Peas, and apples, and carrots, oh my! When did baby food become commercialized, and what on earth is dessert baby food?? We cover this, and so much more, on this week’s episode! Join us as we explore the history of baby food, and how it came to be the […]

    • 37 min
    Episode 1: Car Seats

    Episode 1: Car Seats

    Run Time: 31 minutes, 36 seconds Have you ever heard of the Tot Guard? We hadn’t, either! Until we took a deep dive into the history of car seats. In this episode, we go way back to the 1930’s and follow the evolution of car safety for babies and children. You’ll be both fascinated and […]

    • 31 min
    Trailer: Our Parents Did What?!

    Trailer: Our Parents Did What?!

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Customer Reviews

JGodjo ,

Great show

Diane and Jenn have a great dynamic. Super excited for other topics. Keep them coming !!!

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