Mike has been dreading his family vacation to Disney. Jennie thought it was warranted since his daughter is young and it was his first trip there. But his wife was the best planner and everything went, not just well, but amazing!
Mike's on vacation so Jennie grabbed Jeannie Hernandez to talk about trying to find a balance between work and family and not letting one overpower the other.
Mike and Jennie talk about Mike's upcoming trip to Disney and how he's freaking out about losing his daughter. Should he electronically track his daughter while on vacation?
Penny Ayarzagoitia from Bravo's "Texicanas" co-hosts this episode as they talk about ADHD in kids and if there's much difference in being raised in a traditionally Mexican home as opposed to a traditional American home.
Mike and Jennie talk about what to do when your child keeps telling you no. A big one they like is giving them the APPEARANCE of control.
Mike and Jennie talk about outsourcing your parenting duties. There are people who will potty train your children, for example. Is this a good idea or are you just being lazy?
Mike and Jennie talk about the steps a parent should take to help their kids deal with anger and they seem kind of hard. Somewhat realistic, but also kind of hard. But isn't parenting?
Disney (and all Disney related things) is so expensive! But they can charge what they charge because people will pay it. Jennie went to Disney On Ice and Mike's about to go to Disney World and they talk about the $$$ involved.
Kids grow too fast. Their clothes never fit. They're too big or too small or too long. It's frustrating because you have to buy clothes constantly. Although if you're into buying clothes I guess it could be fun. But you know what I'm talking about: a kid whose pants are too short but still fit in the waist, so if you got the right length they'd be too big in the waist. UG! So Mike and Jennie talk about how to deal with it.
Jennie and Mike talk about how impossible it is not to get angry with their kids. They try not to go completely insane though, so they should get points.
Mike and Jennie discuss Justin Bieber's lame attempt at an April Fool's joke and how it backfired on him with the infertility community (some, anyway). And since Jennie is the unhappy expert on infertility she'll give you her take.
Cut yourself some slack. You're raising kids and you're busy! You may not be in your absolute best shape, but that's ok! Your kids still want you in pictures. Your kids still want to go outside and do things with you. But you want to be healthy. So how do you do that when you're finishing your kids' meals and snacks?
Mike and Jennie talk about going through surgery when it's someone you love. Poor Mike had some obstacles in the way of his daughter's ear surgery. She had tubes put in her ears and everyone came through with flying colors. Even Mike!
Mike and Jennie discuss snowplow parenting. Mike realizes he's a snowplow parent while Jennie already knew she wasn't. Poor Mike!
Mike and Jennie talk about how potty training is STILL going on. The stress of it. Friends' helpful advice. And we even read an article with the "truths" of potty training which we're not sure is all true.
Jennie tries to give Mike an easy way to feel better about his skills as a parent. Mike likes sarcasm so he'll enjoy her idea. Also our kids decide to have meltdowns and be disagreeable (like usual).
Mike and Jennie talk about how we "see" Disney movies differently now that we're parents. Ariel got married at sixteen. SIXTEEN! (We still love those Disney movies though!)
Mike and Jennie talk about painting their kids' room. An article in the New York Times says the color of their rooms effects how they learn to empathize. That sounds weird to us.
Mike and Jennie talk about how their city got their first case of measles and they're scared that there could be a huge outbreak which would affect so many kids. Should you vaccinate or will you opt out?