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Nicole Spagnuolo, Samantha Jordan and Kerry Chai aka Cleeo talk parenting and nerdiness with lots of guests!

Currently on indefinite hiatus.


Nerd Parents Episode ListEdit

Episode Number Date Title Show Notes
1 1/16/2014 Trail of Teenager Big thanks to Tina & Brian Ibbott of Coverville for joining us on our 1st episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss some of the trials and tribulations when having a teenager and remember some of our own misadventures as teens.
2 1/22/2014 Screen Time Big thanks to Eric Van Skyhawk for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss capturing our kids every moment with technology, in app purchases and screen time.
3 1/27/2014 Keeper of the WiFi Big thanks to Brian Dunaway of Comics Coast to Coast, Film Sack & The Final Score for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss laundry, restricting access to wifi, sleep deprivation, game suggestions for kids that like to role play, & how to balance traditional vs tech heavy parenting styles.
4 1/31/2014 Internet Drama Big thanks to Len and Nora Peralta of Jawbone Radio, Geek-A-Week & Monsters by Mail for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss Facebook drama, having a large family, potty training and much more!
5 2/5/2014 Sharing Your Kids Online Big thanks to Scott & Kim Johnson of My Extra Life & all things FrogPants for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss is technology making us lazy, going from just the 2 of you to the 3 (or more) of you, shaming your kids online, how parenting has affected our nerdy interests, & family game night suggestions!
6 2/12/2014 When You’re Here, You’re Family minus Kids Big thanks to Darrell of This Week In Trek and The Morning Stream for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sleeping or lack there of, taking our kids out to dinner, Olive Garden want to hire you a babysitter, peanut butter, encouraging your kids to explore different activities & family game night suggestions!
7 2/19/2014 Noob Parents Big thanks to Kelly (from Movielicious poster fame :) and Eric Mahler (from Mr. Mom Daily) for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sleep training, shots, book recommendations, the worst advice given to us, what happens when mommy or daddy leaves town, picky eaters & family game night suggestions!
8 2/26/2014 Foster the Little People Big thanks to Shawn Coons & Kerry “Cleeo” for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss what it’s like to adopt or be a foster parent, fear in the media & in us, family game night suggestions, solicited feedback & our 1st giveaway!
9 3/5/2014 Amazon Mom & Dad Big thanks to Renee & JJ Valentine from the Valentine Cast for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss being a step-parent, Amazon baby registries & advice teams, keeping up with baby products, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
10 3/12/2014 Chores Can Be Fun Big thanks to Chris Bergman from Choremonster.com & Sam Jane for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss Christmas babies, sick kids, being away from home, should kids be rewarded for chores, how kids learn, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
11 3/20/2014 Sick Parents Big thanks to Eric & Kerry for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss being sick, breaking bones, the dentist office, screen time for under 2, homework & technology at school, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
12 3/26/2014 Major Spoilers: Kid Edition Stephen from MajorSpoilers and Marc from The Wood Whisperer join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sharing kids online, raising little geeks and nerds, getting shots, picky eaters, spring break, raising a child in a home with mixed ideologies, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
13 4/2/2014 Two Peas in a Turd Hammond and Stacy Chamberlain from Beyond the Playlist with JHammondC join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss siblings relationships, being an only child, sleep problems, our “no duh” moments, introducing a pet to a new baby, food therapy, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
14 4/9/2014 NotParents It’s a Movielicious reunion! Sort of :) Good friends of the show Patrick Beja and Mark “Turpster” Turpin join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss what kind of parent we think we will be, expectations on having kids, infertility, how life changes after kids, new parent fear/guilt, the secret formula to parenting, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
15 4/16/2014 What's in Sam Jane & Special guest John Quiett from Nerd’s Domain join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss geeky names for kids, potty success, tests, Choremonster, calculating bedtime, kids hitting other kids, schedules, grandparents, the iPad becoming just another toy, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
16 4/24/2014 Tenacious Parenting Eric & Kerry join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss overseeing your child’s health, epilepsy, finding a nanny or babysitter, encouraging our kids to like what we like, creating a calming bottle, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback! Stay to the end for some great listener submitted segments!
17 4/30/2014 Wake Up Baby! Eric & Darrell join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss tests & education, holding our kids back, being an introvert as a parent, why it’s important to secure your IP camera, When Autism Speaks Kickstarter, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback! Stay to the end for some great listener submitted segments!
18 05/08/2014 123 Magic Sam Jane & Dan join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss 123 Magic, middle of the night wake ups, temper tantrums, Turners Syndrome, growth charts, teething, getting kids to listen, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback! Stay to the end for some great listener submitted segments!
19 05/21/2014 Party Parents Kerry & Eric join us on episode 19 (yes I know I said 18:) of Nerd Parents! We discuss strep throat, kids growing up, birthday parties (Happy 1st Bday Thaddius!), bouncy houses, kids eating free, behaving in public, baby toupees, passing on fear to our kids, more sleep, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
20 05/30/2014 Pee Pee in the Potty! Barry Ricks from The Closet Geeks & Eric join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss the stomach flu, potty training, shattered screens, bugs, tonsils, mean kids, roadtrips, home births, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
21 06/05/2014 New Age of Parenting Brian Brushwood of Scam School, Night Attack and CordKillers & Kerry join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss the temper tantrums & behavior, overreacting, becoming a teen, food allergies, dentists, surgery, sleep, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!
22 06/11/2014 Solicited Advice Eric & Kerry join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week it's nothing but solicited feedback and some ups and downs! We give it our best shot answering questions about how to tell your kids your expecting another child, how to handle serious, tough or cringe-worthy questions from your kids and how we handle food & mealtimes.
23 06/19/2014 On The Spectrum Eric, Todd & Rebecca Whitehead from AlphaGeek Radio join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss autism, Fathers Day, finding a nanny, locking down your kids social security number, bullies, Dunstan Baby Language, the Happiest Baby on the Block, toddler translations and family game night!
24 06/25/2014 Zombie Baby Eric joins me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss naps, traveling, secondary drowning, heatstroke, perfect parenting and family game night!
25 07/09/2014 Live From Nerdtacular 2014 Our very special guest Mr. Scott Fletcher, joined us on this live episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss traveling with kids, unhelpful advice from other parents, temper tantrums, having personal time, puberty, toddler translations and tons solicited advice!
26 07/18/2014 Happy to be Home Eric "Mr Mom Daily" joins me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss taking mom & dad time, handling family emergencies, potty training, choking, accidentally teaching our kids cuss words, how to build a bully or victim video, toddler translations, family game night and solicited questions!
27 07/24/2014 Cobra Parenting Matthew Peterson from Major Spoilers joins Kerry and me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss comic books, pets & toddlers, handling the death of a pet, diabetes, back to school, driving our kids around, photoshop in the media, to hide or not hide the veggies, cord banking family, tv time for mom or dad and family game night!
28 07/31/2014 Nerd GrandParents Kim Price from DogHouse Systems and Ladies of L33t join Eric and me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss becoming a grandparent, how to find bargains for baby stuff, end of summer fun, something that might give you a better night sleep, what does it mean to be a parent, how to determine if an older movie is appropriate for your kids, toddler translations and family game night!
29 08/07/2014 Below the Belt This week Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss back to school shopping, long distance grandparents, circumcision, Eric's worst poop nightmare came true, UTI's, Cognitive behavioral therapy, how to stay healthy with a newborn, toddler translations and family game night!
30 08/14/2014 Back to School This week we have an extra long episode with Brian Dunaway, Kerry and Nicole. We discuss back to school, after school jobs, Montessori, sharing, bubbles, circumcision, setting up a will or trust, explaining death of a loved one to a child, toddler translations and family game night!
31 08/22/2014 Toddler Bloodsport This week Matthew Peterson from Major Spoilers, Marc and Nicole discuss back to school shopping, potty training, rough play, nerd babies, apps to control phones, disney vacation, newborn must haves and family game night!
32 08/28/2014 OOPS Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss getting sick in the summer, sleeping through the night, school uniforms, more back to school, protecting your iPad, flushing toilets, 'morning sickness', great resources for dads, and family game night!
33 09/05/2014 Mama Bear Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss dealing with other peoples kids in public, double checking medical advice, moving from a crib to a bed, kid cosplay at DragonCon, being expelled from Preschool over parents Facebook posts, deciding when to have a baby, toddler translations and family game night!
34 09/12/2014 Game On Eric and Nicole discuss "snow days", gaming with kids, Halloween stores & scary movies, sleep problems, a new study on kids game time, kids music and family game night!
35 09/18/2014 BOGO Babies Renee & JJ Valentine are back to talk with Nicole about newborns, multiples discount, baby wearing, baby tracking apps, bottles, the tech of breastfeeding, pumping, swings, to steam or not steam clean, maple syrup pee, Facebook parenting groups, talking lots of pictures, saving baby clothes, when kids fall and family game night!
36 09/29/2014 Tiny Little Mirrors Charles McFall joins Nicole this week to talk about homeschooling & Charter schools, socializing, having multiple kids, Pee-Wee Herman, moving, handling scary stuff, common core standards in school and family game night!
37 10/08/2014 A Different Kind of Dad Scott Johnson joins Nicole & Kerry this week to talk about what it's like to be the first generation of parents in the age of ieverything, lying to strangers, daughters keeping their last name, taking on a different roll as a parent, following our dreams, family game night and solicited advice involving sleep and picky eaters!
38 10/16/2014 Back it Up Matthew, Nicole & Eric talk about potty regression, going to the laundry mat, why you should back up your pictures, dropbox, converting physical media to digital, imaginary friends, preparing for a birthday party, kids sticking stuff up their nose, family game night and solicited advice involving being an only child and socializing for shy kids!
39 10/23/2014 Annoyingly Festive Kerry, Nicole & Eric talk about decorating for the holidays, pumpkin patches, parents that act worse than their kids, riding the bus, school dress codes, helping kids handle stress, family game night and solicited advice on handling our kids behavior!
40 11/06/2014 Picture Day Sorry for the delay everyone! Stephen Schleicher from Major Spoilers and Nicole talk about where our time goes, school pictures, birth order, family dynamics, helping kids become more independent, growing pains, bedtime routines, family game night and solicited advice!
41 11/12/2014 Taming The Toys This episode goes out to Nora our newest Nerd Parents supporter! Kerry, Eric and Nicole talk about our favorite kids, taming the toys, raising socially aware kids, society filters, Blizzcon, family game night and solicited advice!
42 11/21/2014 It’s Good to Give This episode goes out to all of our Nerd Parents supporters! Dan and Nicole talk about night terrors, going to the library, puberty, getting involved in charity, World Prematurity Day, fun learning songs, lots and lots of great family board games, family game night and solicited advice! Sorry for all the noise in the background!
43 12/05/2014 Happy Holidays This episode goes out to all of our Nerd Parents supporters! Kerry, Eric and Nicole talk about holidays, making gifts, cooking holiday dinner, temper tantrums, night terrors, toddler translations, family game night and solicited advice on kids refusing to poop and great resources for kids to learn programming!
44 12/19/2014 Santa Baby Special guest Chris Marsh, Eric and Nicole talk about Santa, baking cookies, our favorite holiday songs, Christmas blues, playing video games with our kids, being prepared, toddler translations, family game night and solicited advice!
Break Update 02/25/2015 Nerd Parents Break Update We had a great year of shows and we just wanted to say thank you for going on the ride with us! Remember every kid (and parent ;) is different!

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