14 episodes

Imperfect podcast about the joys and challenges of raising imperfect kids on a perfection-pre-occupied planet.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: The Imperfection Connection Gina Gallagher

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Imperfect podcast about the joys and challenges of raising imperfect kids on a perfection-pre-occupied planet.

    Season 2: Episode 7 - Momries

    Season 2: Episode 7 - Momries

    In this bittersweet episode, "The Shut Up Sisters" and Producer Mike share memories of their beloved late mothers. In between their laughs and tears, they take time to report on this week's pressing news stories, including a Massachusetts woman who punched out a server for not including enough pickles on her sub. The Sisters also boldly tease their guest for the next podcast who remains a mystery (to them). 

    • 36 min
    Season 2: Episode 6 - From Rescue Dogs in Thailand to Badly-Behaving Chickens in Hudson

    Season 2: Episode 6 - From Rescue Dogs in Thailand to Badly-Behaving Chickens in Hudson

    The Shut Up Sisters welcome another fascinating guest (which may have something to do with the fact that she is not a relative). Dog rescuer/inventor/nurse/chicken whisperer Kristen Lazuka joins the podcast to talk about rescuing dogs in Thailand and an innovative harness she invented to hold communication devices for individuals with special needs. Full-time Producer Mike finally completes an assignment and shares results from his "undercover" bra investigation. 

    • 44 min
    Season 2: Episode 5: Caving in to Podcast Pressure

    Season 2: Episode 5: Caving in to Podcast Pressure

    After much deliberation and heavy pressure from a new "advertiser," the Shut Up Sisters make a pivotal show decision that will "upset the balance of imperfect power in the broadcast." In this episode they share this shattering show announcement and comment on the week's most interesting news stories, including one Massachusetts' city that has asked criminals to reschedule crimes until the heatwave breaks. Podpeople, you won't want to miss this one. 

    • 39 min
    Season 2: Episode 4 - "Toxic" Friendships

    Season 2: Episode 4 - "Toxic" Friendships

    In this groundbreaking episode, The Sisters welcome a fascinating guest, Maureen Ryan, a dear friend whom they have nicknamed “The Onion” for the fascinating layers of her life she has revealed (not her breath). In this episode, Maureen shares her harrowing story of living in a toxic waste dump and being involved in a jewelry heist. She has also been part of bringing an amazing program in her school system in North Andover, Massachusetts that educates school-aged children about differences – from physical abilities to learning disabilities. Also back in the studio is Interim Producer Mike, who still thinks the podcast is video.

    • 55 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: So You Want To Be My Producer?

    Season 2 Episode 3: So You Want To Be My Producer?

    In a stunning development, "The Shut Up Sisters" cave and let Gina's husband, also known as "Producer Candidate Mike," come into the studio and try his hand at producing. Producer Candidate Mike may not know what a producer does, have ever listened to the podcast, or realized that the podcast is not video, but he does have some hardline thoughts on the week's pressing news stories, including the woman arrested for licking ice cream at Walmart and putting it back in the freezer. Listen in and tell us if Producer Candidate Mike should be upgraded to Full-Time Producer.  

    • 44 min
    Season 2: Episode 2 - Complete the Imperfect Thought

    Season 2: Episode 2 - Complete the Imperfect Thought

    The Sisters return to the podcast studio to discuss more imperfection, including Gina's painful realization that she never finishes her thoughts -- a fact that her daughter with ADHD is constantly pointing out. The Sisters do manage to get out their pressing thoughts on Gas TV, and the pains of living with adult children who do not understand the importance of affixing toilet paper rolls and ensuring that dishes are properly washed. In a related topic to their children's domestic struggles, they tease (Na-na-na-na!) their exciting upcoming guest who spent time living in a toxic waste dump. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Defender of Caregivers! ,

The Perfect Sisters

Love you guys and everything about how you share this important message! Thank YOU for Caring!

Amanda18! ,

Just what I needed to hear !

Wow ! My prayers have been answered.
Just the other day I was thinking , I wish there was a podcast speaking to the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. My daughter Camila, who is 7 has Down syndrome. There are days I feel so alone and can’t find many , if at all, who I can vent to (aside from my hubby) of how helpless I feel being the parent of a special needs child. As she grows a lot of things just seem so daunting. I really enjoyed the episode with Mike . A lot of things he said resonated with what I had been experiencing with my husband. I seriously just binged heard all the episodes .
THANK YOU!

The Duffleys ,

Gotta Laugh!!

It is great that Gina and Patti are spilling over into podcasting to keep us on our toes with laughter and encouragement. A must for every special need parent, caretaker or educator!!

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