29 episodes

Back for Season 2, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 66 Ratings

Back for Season 2, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

    Celebrity parents reveal their “parent personalities”

    Celebrity parents reveal their “parent personalities”

    We all have an idea of the kind of parent we want to be, but it doesn’t always turn out their way. Some of our favorite celebrities talk to Parents.com editor Julia Dennison about the reality of their “parent personality.”
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    • 36 min
    Samantha Bee: on stealing cars, staying cool for her kids, and finding parent joy

    Samantha Bee: on stealing cars, staying cool for her kids, and finding parent joy

    Comedian and TV host Samantha Bee talks about being raised by a village, her teenage years as a car thief and why she is ok with the fact that her kids don’t think she’s cool.
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    • 31 min
    Encore: LeVar Burton: Parenting the Son He Didn’t Know He Had

    Encore: LeVar Burton: Parenting the Son He Didn’t Know He Had

    In the first episode of a brand-new season, host Julia Dennison talks to well-loved actor, director and television host LeVar Burton about growing up with an absent father, how his family shaped his career path and how he is proud of the relationship he has developed with the son he didn’t know existed. 
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    • 30 min
    Misty Copeland: Ballet Made Me Feel Like I Belonged

    Misty Copeland: Ballet Made Me Feel Like I Belonged

    The first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland talks candidly about the huge challenges she faced in her childhood whilst chasing her dream of being a dancer and how family can come in many forms.
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    • 17 min
    Rosario Dawson: I Knew My Adopted Daughter Was “My Kid” The Moment I Saw Her

    Rosario Dawson: I Knew My Adopted Daughter Was “My Kid” The Moment I Saw Her

    Actor, producer and activist Rosario Dawson talks about how adoption changed her life in more ways than one and how growing up in poverty gave her the strong values she lives by today.
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    • 23 min
    Padma Lakshmi was told she would never be a mom, then a miracle happened.

    Padma Lakshmi was told she would never be a mom, then a miracle happened.

     TV host and model Padma Lakshmi shares her deeply personal stories of childhood, motherhood and working out your priorities when it comes to co-parenting.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Priestess Nyx ,

Rosario’a Daughter

Thank you for the podcast. As one of the few members of Isabella’s blood family that actually cared (like me, my husband, my father, and mother who is her step grandmother, and her other younger half aunts and uncles), and tried my hardest to protect her, it’s nice to know that Rosario is finally open to her blood family being in her life. Though I know it’s Isabella’s choice, I hope she chooses to leave behind some of the ones that hurt her in the past out, cause they haven’t changed. I have tried for years to find her. I was denied her because of lying family, and my religion. Then I discovered in 2016 she was adopted by Rosario. Though Rosario’s timeline is off (she did not spend most of her life in foster care I took the most care of her when her mother didn’t run away with her, or her fathers girlfriends restricted me from her…I guess they didn’t like that she tried always calling me mommy), I’m glad she was able to save her when I wasn’t allowed to. I love you Isabella. I’m so glad you reached out to me in 2019, and look forward to the day I can see you again. <3

liveitloveititsallheresyracuse ,

Julia is the tops!

I am such a Julia fan- she is so great at making you feel like you’re there and part of the conversation.

Dreview11 ,

My favorite parenting podcast

One of my favorite podcasts. Tune in to learn about different families and approaches to parenthood. Despite their differences, there’s always a universal theme: love! Host Julia Dennison is a deft interviewer; you feel she is on the guests’ side, helping them share their stories and what makes them tick.

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