Take It or Leave It Podcast Episode 15 Dealing with Internet Bullies, Googling Through Parenthood and Is Your Marriage is Old AF

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In Trending News – Trolling celebrity’s kids online. Is there no limit?

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Tori Spelling, 45, shared a photo of the whole family — her and McDermott along with kids Liam, 11, Stella, 10, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 1 — at a screening of A Dog’s Way Home on Thursday. But the comments quickly turned negative, with people asking, “why do you let your kids get so fat?” and saying they look “terrible.”

McDermott, 52, responded with a furious message.

“I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children,” he said. “Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!!”
McDermott said that his kids are going through “different growth stages” and that it’s cruel to comment on their sizes.

“As far as saying my children are overweight, well that’s just mean and uncalled for,” he said. “They’re going through different growth phases, and even if our children are on the bigger side. Who cares. They’re happy and healthy and I’m sorry they don’t look like skinny supermodels. People come in all shapes and sizes. So who are you to judge.”

Section Notes

Talk about how people comment on our kids and their appearances. Kids are off limits people.

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Parenting Crap – Crap Parents Google

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As parents, we all have questions. Here are the top ten things parents google on parenting,

1. How do I potty train?
2. How do I breastfeed?
3. How do I change a diaper?
4. When is it time to stop breastfeeding?
5. Why do babies cry?
6.What, and how much, should I feed my baby?
7. How do I stop my baby from crying?
8. How do I baby-proof?
9. Why won’t my baby sleep?
10. How do I take a pacifier away?

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This made me think about Google and autocomplete. Check these out.

  1. Why do moms…
  2. Where does my kid…
  3. Why does my kid…
  4. What does my kid…
  5. Where do parents…
  6. Can parents…
  7. How does my kid…
  8. Why do parents…
  9. When does my kid…
  10. Can my kid…
  11. Do kids…

In Love and Marriage – Are you an old AF couple…long before your time?

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Are you at a point in your marriage where you can just relax?

Here are 20 signs you are two steps away from your AARP card.

1. You can’t wait to hop in bed together—just to sleep.
2. Oversharing is no longer a thing, because you already know it all.
3. You’re in bed by 9 p.m., even on Saturday night.
4. You enjoy going to dinner early so you can get home at a decent time.
5. When you “Netflix and Chill,” you literally just lie on the couch watching Netflix and relaxing.
6. Your date nights usually entail a stop at Home Depot or the grocery store, and you’re totally okay with this.
7. You don’t start movies after 8 p.m.
8. You avoid restaurants that are “too loud.”
9. You talk non-ironically about the weather and update each other on the weekly forecast.
10. You encourage each other to visit the doctor for annual screenings or to check weird bumps.
11. You enjoy watching shows like “Dateline.”
12. You’ve rubbed Bengay on each other on more than one occasion.
13. You have no problem asking each other about weird spots or strange rashes.
14. You know exactly what the other person will order, no matter where you eat.
15. You call it “sleeping in” if you get up after 7 a.m.
16. You have specific chairs you like to sit in.
17. One of you dresses the other one when you go out.
18. Going out means leaving the house and has nothing to do with dancing or tequila.
19. Farting and other bodily functions happen at will, and no one really cares.
20. You have inside jokes so old that you don’t even remember how they originated.

Section Notes

Discuss these marriage points and where you are on the spectrum of old AF.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. LOVE YOUR PODCAST!! Ben following both of you for so long!! Where can i watch you guys live. I usually listen on google play but id love to know like the time and day you do the podcast live and how do i call in ?

  2. I looked up peer pressure on the internet when my daughter was having trouble at school. WoW the things that popped up that had noting to do with school lol. You guys are great!!!

  3. We have filters on our dns and don’t allow our children to access devices or internet unless they are in the room with us. They have asked if we don’t trust them but now know that it’s the internet we don’t trust. We have had conversations early on about What to do when pornography appears. We discuss the value of a woman. We hope that our boys will learn to not give in to the mentality that they can’t control themselves. Then we wonder about rape culture?! We have personally seen pornography destroy marriages and cause harm to people. I know I’m going to get some harsh responses to that but our generation has been through it we should know better and be preemptive to speaking to our kids about the dangers of the internet. ??????

  4. Omg I was so excited and i literally screamed YAY!!!!!! When I got the notification for this Podcast, “#1 Globally best PODCAST OF EVER…” I bet after this year you will be numver 1 cause im spreading this parenting podcast everyday. Love you ladies sooo much and Tiff never ever stop with your corny awesome jokes. I liseen every morning on my way to work and even listen to season 1a few times.

    Keep it up you silly bits. Your both my fricken hero. Lol

    Your hugerest biggerest fan ever
    Andrea M from Sask Canada

  5. As a single working mom of 4 kids from 12 to 3 I love your show it has not only made me think and be a better parent but the fact that it Makes me feel better about my mom fails I really lost it yesterday with my oldest son how is 12 that if your getting fs in school I’m going to take your phone and your ps4 till it his grades come up I don’t care if you hate me I literally well I may have screamed it

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