The Funny Thing About Parenting

By TJ Therrien

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The Funny Thing About Parenting, hosted by TJ Therrien, is a podcast for parents who need a quick breather in their week because raising kids is bananas.

Episode Date
35. Listener Questions (parenting fears + unorganized firstborns + kid's nonstop questions + yelling + keeping the romance alive + more!)
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Answering your questions about parenting, marriage and whatever else you want to know! 

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Nov 24, 2021
34. Diaries of a Firstborn
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We invited our firstborn on the show to talk about what it's like being the firstborn!! 

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Nov 17, 2021
33. Sit Down and Eat Your Dinner
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What does "dinner time" look like in your family? Here's our take...

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TJ on Instagram: @tj_therrien
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TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Nov 03, 2021
32. The Special Similarities of Your Firstborn and Youngest Child
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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Oct 27, 2021
31. Getting Your Kid a Phone pt. 2 (Teens + Snapchat)
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We're continuing a conversation from episode 29 about kids and phones. This time, we interview a mom about her experience with teens, specifically about Snapchat. And the cherry on top, we interview TJ's aunt, so we dig into a little family birth order as well! :)

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TJ on TikTok: @tj_therrien

TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Oct 20, 2021
30. The Funny Thing About Parent/Teacher Conferences
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This week was parent/teacher conferences for our kids. Just wait until you hear what our middle child needs to work on.

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TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Oct 13, 2021
29. Getting Your Kid a Phone + TikTok101 for Parents
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What's the right age to get your kid a phone? Should you let them have social media profiles? In this episode, we discuss this dicey topic. And with so much content (good and bad) on TikTok, we share about how TikTok's algorithm works and what parents should do be aware of.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Oct 06, 2021
28. When Your Kids Brawl & Bawl
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Right before recording this episode, our peaceful home turned into a sibling warzone. Here's what happened and how we dealt with it.

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TJ on TikTok: @tj_therrien

TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Sep 29, 2021
27. The Funny Thing About Giving Birth
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In this episode, to Melissa's surprise, we're talking about giving birth. Twice Melissa delivered  10 pound babies. Another time, Melissa was asked to "hold the baby in" for 20 minutes while they waited for the doctor. And other fun stories that we hope you enjoy.

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TJ on TikTok: @tj_therrien

TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Sep 15, 2021
26. Middle Child vs. Youngest Child ✨Disney World Edition✨
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Comparing two daddy/daughter trips to Disney World -- middle child vs. youngest child. Two drastically different experiences. Hear about the differences in this week's episode!

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TJ on YouTube: @tj_therrien

The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Sep 08, 2021
25. The Funny Thing About Family Pictures
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Everyone say "cheese." I SAID SAY CHEESE!!! I'll give you ice cream if you just smile for one picture!!

How do family pictures go in your family?! Let's have some fun with this one...

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Sep 01, 2021
24. The Experience of Sending Your Kid to Kindergarten
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A milestone event for parents, sending your kid to school for the first time. We're about to send our 3rd child to kindergarten. In this episode, we talk about our experience and resonate with parents all over the map in the same boat.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Aug 25, 2021
23. What the Birth Order Guy Wants Your Kids to Know
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Many people know me (TJ) as the birth order guy. In this episode, I share one thing I want to make sure people remember, especially kids, when it comes to birth order.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Aug 18, 2021
22. The Halfway Point in Parenting: 4 Meaningful Questions
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Our firstborn is away from home for the week. He's 9 year old, which some consider the "halfway point" as many kids leave the home at 18. This week has us all *sentimental* and we're asking ourselves 4 meaningful questions about the last nine years and the next nine years. Hope you enjoy!

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Aug 11, 2021
21. This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (Be Honest...Your Minivan is a Disaster)
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Guess what we found in our minivan this week? What did other parents find in theirs? Is having a messy car a requirement for parents (MINUS FIRSTBORNS)? Find out in this week's show.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Aug 04, 2021
20. Youth Sports + Parents + Coaching
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In this episode, we're talking about youth sports—how to set your kids up for success, be a great parent, what it's like coaching, and more!

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jul 28, 2021
19. Pick Up Your Stuff! (or don't)
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How in the world do you get your kids to pick up their toys, clothes and everything else you might trip on in the middle of the night? In this show, we talk about what has and has NOT worked for us, and also share some fun birth order stories sent in by listeners.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jul 21, 2021
18. Taking Your Kids in Public is So Easy and Always Goes Well
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How do you handle the pressure of well-behaved kids in public? After we talk some birth order, hear TJ and Melissa's thoughts on kids who are EXTRA (happy or sad) around others.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jul 14, 2021
17. You See What You Want to See
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In this week's episode, we talk birth order and why perspective is so important in parenting.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jun 30, 2021
16. Birth Order: Applying for Colleges and Water Balloon Fights + Significant Parenting Moments
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First, we look at real life birth order scenarios sent in by listeners. Then we talk about significant parenting moments that we don't realize are significant at the time.

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jun 23, 2021
15. Parenting in the Summertime ☀️ + TJ's Youngest Child's Vibes
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We head into summer and want to make it a GOOD ONE! How do we not let the summer pass us by? And what kind of vibes is TJ and Melissa's youngest giving off now?

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The Funny Thing About Parenting is a podcast lighthearted take on parenting aimed to help you embrace your kids' incredible personalities. This podcast is for parents, not-yet parents, already-were parents, and even for the whole family. 

Jun 16, 2021
14. Quality Time vs. Family Time + Birth Order w/Twins + School Paper Piles + Sports
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How do you balance family time with quality time with each kid? How does birth order work with twins? What do you with the endless papers that kids bring home from school?!

We chat with our friends Dave and Rachel about parenting four kids. Enjoy the conversation!

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Jun 09, 2021
13. Q&A: Our Jobs + Sharing the Parenting Load + Managing Screen Time + Helping Kids Talk Through Conflict
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In this episode, we're answering some questions about our lives and parenting.

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Jun 02, 2021
12. Fortnite + Saying "No" + Chores + When Your Kids Fight
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How do you handle your kids when they fight each other?! What are your kids' chores? Two Dads join TJ for this week's episode.

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Are you a Disney fan? Listen to TJ, Matt and Landon on Disney World is Awesome podcast.
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May 26, 2021
11. Birth Order Tales + Why You Need a Staycation
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TJ and Melissa experienced a whole lot of birth order last week, and TJ shares why you must schedule a staycation on a regular basis. 

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May 19, 2021
10. I Wonder How Other Parents _________.
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I wonder how other parents go to the bathroom in privacy. Keep a clean house. Eat dinner together. Keep track of dentist appointments. Attend games and activities of multiple kids. We talk about this and more on this week's show. 

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May 12, 2021
9. The Funny Thing About Marriage (Part Two): 8 Ways to Show Love & Respect ❣️
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Basically, how to be decent human beings would've been another great title for this episode. We unpack 8 ways to show love and respect in your relationship in PART 2 of this series.

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May 05, 2021
8. The Funny Thing About Marriage: 8 Ways to Show Love & Respect 💘 (Part One)
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We all want to be loved and respected. In this episode, we talk about the first 4 ways you can be intentional about bringing love and respect back into your marriage. Tune into next week's episode for part two! 

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Apr 28, 2021
7. The Funny Thing About TV Show Families 📺 — TJ's Top 10!!
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FUN ALERT: TJ shares his all-time favorite TV families. Get ready for a nostalgic trip down sitcom lane with TJ and Melissa...AND TJ's friend Landon!! 

**Sidenote: Are you a Disney World fan? Landon and TJ host another podcast called "Disney World is Awesome"

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Apr 21, 2021
6. The Funny Thing About Parenting Your ✨Youngest Child✨
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Have you found yourself parenting your youngest a bit differently than the others? Us too! After asking YOU about your experiences, we talk about three common ways we seem to cater to the baby of the family. 

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Apr 14, 2021
5. The Funny Thing About Parenting Your ✨Middle Child✨
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How have you parented your middle child differently than your other kids? You've shared your experiences and we talk about ours as we boil it down to 3 ways we parent our middle children uniquely. 

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Apr 07, 2021
4. The Funny Thing About Parenting Your ✨Firstborn Child✨
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How have you parented your firstborn differently than your other kids? After polling many of you and looking at our own experience, we chat about 3 unique themes when it comes to parenting your firstborn child. 

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Mar 31, 2021
3. The Funny Thing About Bedtime + Holes in the Wall
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Putting kids to bed is confusing and amazing all at once—much like parenting. So here's a humorous take on the "4 Stages of Bedtime." 

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Mar 24, 2021
2. The Funny Thing About Donuts + Danger Zones
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If being trapped in your home with your kids for the past year has made you a little nutty, this one's for you. In this episode, we chat about how a little girl almost denied donuts on her birthday, how we're dealing with the "parental patience danger zone", and how to stop beating ourselves up for being less than perfect parents.

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Hosted by TJ Therrien

Mar 17, 2021
1. The Funny Thing About Birth Order
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To kick things off, we're talking BIRTH ORDER! There's so much to say about it, so TJ is joined by his wife, Melissa, to talk about how birth order is hysterical, how they see it play out in their family, and what they've seen in other families. 

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Hosted by TJ Therrien 

Mar 10, 2021