Parent Driven Development

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

41 episodes of Parent Driven Development since the first episode, which aired on January 25th, 2018.

  • 025: Girls in STEM

    March 13th, 2019  |  40 mins 46 secs
    learning, stem

    Stephanie Rowe, the founder and CEO of Juelez, joins the panel to talk about getting girls involved in STEM. Conversations around topics such as designing into motivation, how parents can help, and gender ensue.

  • 024: Teaching Kids to Code

    February 27th, 2019  |  31 mins 2 secs
    coding resources, learning, teaching

    In this episode, Kevin Whinnery of Twilio joins the show to talk about teaching kids to code: getting them motivated, benefits to becoming coding literate, and using real-world technology and tools to pique their interest.

  • 023: The Holidays: A Retrospective

    February 13th, 2019  |  36 mins 18 secs
    extended family, holidays, religion

    Warning: This episode contains potential holiday spoilers for young children.

    Allison, KWu, and Mandy talk about their holiday experiences: what they did this past year, their feelings about it, old traditions that they try to honor, and what they could do differently in the future.

  • 022: Single Parenting

    January 30th, 2019  |  47 mins 16 secs
    dating, modern families, single parenting

    In this episode, Mandy, Jess, Allison, and KWu talk about single parenting: how it's becoming more common, but that there are still stigmas attached to it, choosing your village, dating, specific challenges, and how others can be supportive.

  • 021: Self-Care For Parents

    January 16th, 2019  |  35 mins 39 secs

    In this episode, the panelists talk about the importance of self-care: having routines, setting environments, and taking time for yourselves as individuals while being okay with your child's temporary discomfort and happiness.

  • 020: Fertility Struggles

    January 2nd, 2019  |  39 mins 53 secs

    In this episode, Adam Cuppy joins the panel to talk about him and his wife's struggle with fertility and having a child. The emotional weight of the journey is discussed, as well as the lack of community for males with fertility struggles. Adam also talks about how the whole process has given him a greater sense that while it was hard, there are many other things in his life that are hard but worth pursuing.

  • 019: Being Adults

    December 19th, 2018  |  43 mins 58 secs
    self-care, travel, work

    In this episode that was recorded live and in-person at RubyConf in L.A., Jonan Scheffler joined the regular panelists to talk about what it's like to leave the kids at home while you're traveling for work or conferences: spending spousal points, communicating from afar, sneaking in a bit of self-care while you're away, and reentry back home into the parenting world.

  • 018: Designing Apps/Digital Products for Parents with Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf of Winnie

    December 5th, 2018  |  35 mins 25 secs

    In this episode, co-founders Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf join the show to talk about creating the app Winnie: a place where crowdsourced information is spread amongst parents that relays important information such as childcare, activities, and advice.

  • 017: Work and Family Boundaries

    November 28th, 2018  |  36 mins 38 secs
    boundaries, childcare, remote work, work

    In this episode, Chris Arcand joins the panel to talk about ways to balance working from home with a child in the house. They discuss options for childcare, how to minimize interruptions, and how to improve your mental presence with your family when you are not working.

  • 016: Media Picks! Great Apps, Books, Shows, Etc. For Kids

    November 21st, 2018  |  43 mins 39 secs
    apps, games, shows

    In this episode, (and just in time for the holiday season!), Allison, Chris, and Josh give recommendations for kid-appropriate T.V. shows, music, games, books, apps, and YouTube channels.

  • 015: On-Call Schedules

    November 14th, 2018  |  44 mins 5 secs

    In this episode, our on-call panelists, KWu and Josh, chat with our on-call guest, Alyson van Hardenberg, about managing being on-call as a parent: conversations to have with your team, onboarding processes and escalation policies, and tips and tricks for living your best life on-call.

  • 014: Conferencing After Babies

    November 7th, 2018  |  39 mins 10 secs
    childcare, conferencing, travel

    In this episode, Tess and Sean Griffin talk about what it's been like attending and speaking at conferences with their infant daughter, Ruby. They also talk about what makes attending some conferences more attractive than others, logistics around travel, and options for evening childcare.

  • 013: Babies at Work

    October 31st, 2018  |  56 mins 40 secs
    breastfeeding, childcare, work

    Leah Silber joins the show to talk about why her company,, implemented a bring your baby to work option for new parents. She talks about dealing with fussiness, nursing, how much employees and co-workers aren't bothered by babies, and that having the babies at work actually make for a much happier baby!

  • 012: Traveling with Kids

    October 24th, 2018  |  50 mins 3 secs
    childcare, transportation, travel

    In this episode, we talk about helpful what it's like to travel with kids: challenges, woes, pro tricks, and great tips!

  • 011: Being a Trans Parent

    September 11th, 2018  |  54 mins 19 secs
    gender identity, parenting, tech, transgender

    We talk about being a trans parent, gender identity, and talking about these things with your children.

  • 010: Doing Good with Our Children LIVE! From Ruby For Good

    August 15th, 2018  |  45 mins 30 secs
    doing good, kids, volunteering

    We record live from Ruby for Good about volunteering and doing good with our children