Turns out children arrive with no manual. There's no coherent online tutorial.
Between staying up to date with emerging technologies and balancing work and home life in an industry that often requires un-timeable bug fixes, on call schedules, and more, working parents are balancing a lot.
Parents are also exploring additional technical issues like "screen time" or internet privacy, coming at these issues from a different perspective as technologists ourselves.
We cover all of these topics and more using a panel of parents coming from diverse perspectives and a variety of technological backgrounds. We'll shine light onto these issues and provide a valuable food for thought for these folks.
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July 8th, 2020 | 39 mins 50 secs
all the rage, darcy lockman, moms and dads, myth of equal partnership, parenting, parenting share, parenting tips
JC and Chris are joined by author and journalist, Darcy Lockman, to discuss her book All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers and The Myth of Equal Partnership. From our society culture, to patriarchy, to the parent dynamic at home, The group hashes out the realities and ways to improve parenting dynamics at home.
June 24th, 2020 | 40 mins 11 secs
anti-racism, black lives matter, how to be anti-racist, how to talk to your kids about racism
KWu and Allison sit down to talk about the current worldwide movement: Black Lives Matter. Breaking down BLM movement with young kids, how we can best talk to our kids about being anti-racist, and an alley for POC.
June 10th, 2020 | 48 mins 50 secs
dad podcast, homebrew, mike mcquaid, paternity leave, raising kids in different countries
Chris and Allison are joined by Mike McQuaid discussing paternity leave, Balancing Dad Podcast, and what it's like raising kids in different countries. Unsurprisingly, there are more difference in the UK verse the US than just calling a diaper "nappie".
May 27th, 2020 | 43 mins 12 secs
children's book, miriam tocino, new mom, parenting, zerus and ona
Allison and Chris are joined by Miriam Tocino, a former architect turned teacher and coder, new mom, and creator of Zerus and Ona, a children's book that explains the difficult topics of the binary world.
May 13th, 2020 | 52 mins 6 secs
at home chef, meal delivery, meal planning, recipe swap
Allison, Mandy and KWu trade kitchen hacks, recipe tips, favorite meal delivery service, and the incomparable responsibility of feeding and nourishing our kids! Tune in for tips, tricks and total mom realities.
April 29th, 2020 | 48 mins 27 secs
manager, managing parents, parents, teamwork
Today our panelists sit down with Nick Means to talk about strategies and experiences of managing parents on your team. Parent have unique needs as they care for little humans and some may not exactly know what those unique needs are, unless you too are a parent. We break down techniques and share experiences of what it's like managing parents in tech.
April 15th, 2020 | 42 mins 3 secs
after babies, career switching, coding school, learning to code
Today we are joined by Bekah Hawrot Weigel! Bekah is a content-creator by nature whom has recently switched into the world of coding! We discuss her career switching process, what helped, what didn't, the massive role community played a part in her success, and how she managed it all with 4 young kids in the house!
March 25th, 2020 | 46 mins 33 secs
covid-19, covid19, family, full time remote work, the new normal
Everyone's talking about it, covid-19 is all the rage. In today's episode KWu, Chris and Allison share their quarantine updates, remote work highlights, and dish on the extreme scenes seen in most grocery stores right now.
March 4th, 2020 | 42 mins 46 secs
ethics, family, leaving a job, pressure and considerations, working parent
We discuss what it's like to work for a company that you may not agree with their ethics,
the difficult decisions and thoughts when you have a family and dependents counting on you.
February 12th, 2020 | 45 mins 12 secs
equal parenting, equal partnership, fathers, mothers, progressive parenting
We're joined by Richard Schneeman this week to discuss parenting roles and gender equality. Inspired by the book, All the Rage: Mothers, Father and the Myth of Equal Partnership, we break down progressive parenting, invisible vs visible work, and how to implement a calendar system for maximum efficiency.
January 22nd, 2020 | 51 mins 27 secs
mothering, parenting, uplift parents, women mentorship, working mom
In this episode we feature Kari Clark, founder of Uplift Parents, a coaching service and women mentorship for working moms. Kari shares all that she's learned from the most successful working moms and offers great tips to amplify your life.
January 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 23 secs
growing families, irregular schedules, traveling with kids
In this episode we welcome two new panelist to Parent Driven Development, Chris Arcand and Adarsh Pandit! We learn a little bit about our new panelist and then dive into topics about irregular work schedules, the kids, traveling with the kids, and our teams growing families.
December 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 12 secs
international adoption agencies, parenting school, process for international adoption, things to consider when adopting a child
November 20th, 2019 | 43 mins 40 secs
family vacations, road trips, summer break, summer vacation
Josh, KWu, JC and Chris reflect back on summer vacations when they were growing up, as well as the differences and similarities they're faced vacationing now as the parent. Plus, road trips are always nostalgic to reminisce on!
October 30th, 2019 | 56 mins 10 secs
activities, back to school, extracurricular
Special guest, Barrett Clark, joins Josh, Kwu, Allison, JC and Chris to discuss back to school and extracurricular activities for kids: how to help your kids find their passion, the expectations of school activities, the financial side, and what it means for the parents. Tune in for a deeper dive!
October 13th, 2019 | 50 mins 45 secs
parent coordination, patience, raising a family, work flexibility
Adarsh Pandit discusses what it’s like to raise a family, while living away from his parents and other family members. We dive into the importance of building a community with fellow families and how we can all help each other out.