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Join Megan Morrone, mother of three toddlers, and Leo Laporte, father of two teens, as they talk about parenting in the digital age, featuring lots of helpful links and advice, plus interviews with other geek parents, web site designers, and bloggers.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
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RattleMe, Smart Girls and Smart Boys, Ze Frank's Flickr memory game, school tech, and more. Our guest is Amy Wondany of RattleMe. Spend: Nintendo DS Smart Girls and Smart Boys Series Save: Save money on a memory game, use Ze Frank's free Flickr memory game instead. Give: Technology and Your School: What to donate and what not to donate Audible pick of the week: (This one is just for grown-ups) The Garden of Last Days, Unabridged, By Andre Dubus III, Narrated by Dan John Miller. For a free audiobook, visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Amy Wondany Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Practical pediatric info, Froose, Neil Gaiman, Nest, and more. Our guests are Jamie A. Freishtat (Board Certified Pediatrician), M.D and Rachel L. Schreiber, M.D., FAAAAI (board certified in both Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine) of MommyDocs.com They offer practical pediatric information for parents by moms (who happen to be doctors.) Spend: Froose, an alternative to juice. Save: Watch Neil Gaiman read "The Graveyard" in its entirety. Give: Nest Audible pick of the week: Classic Wizard of Oz, Unabridged, By Listen & Live Audio. For a free audiobook, visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guests: Jamie A. Freishtat, M.D. and Rachel L. Schreiber, M.D. Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Equally Shared Parenting, Lots to Say Baby, $5 Dinners, Girls on the Run, and more. Our guests are Amy and Marc Vachon of Equally Shared Parenting Spend: Lots to Say Baby Save: $5 Dinners Give: Girls on the Run Other links: Dad-O-Matic Wired Magazine: Bloggers should pull the plug Audible pick of the week: Homer Price, Unabridged, By Robert McCloskey, Narrated by Mike Ferreri. For a free audiobook, visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Vachon and Marc Vachon Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Freelancers get together, Manga statistics, Gagas is going going, Metal for Monsters, and more. Our guest is Felicity Chapman of Cubes and Crayons Spend: The Manga Guide to Statistics. Here are some example pages Save: Gagas' Going Out of Business sale Give: Metal for Monsters Other links:AAP doubles daily recommended intake of Vitamin D for kidsZe Frank's YoungMeNowMeAudible pick of the week:Blindness, Unabridged, By Jose Saramago, Narrated by Jonathan Davis Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Felicity Chapman Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
How Wikipedia Works, The Boon Squirt, Book Closeout's Kids Section, Tiny Revolutionary, and more. Our guest is Pheobe Ayers, librarian and one of the authors of How Wikipedia Works Spend: The Boon Squirt Save: Book Closeout's Kids Section Give: Tiny Revolutionary's new line of Giving Tees Other links: DonorsChoose Audible pick of the week: Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman read by Philip Baker Hall. For a free audiobook, visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Phoebe Ayers Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Caring Corners, EyeClops Night Vision Goggles, NaughtyCodes.com, Stinky Kids, and more. Spend: EyeClops Night Vision Goggles - now $72.84 at Amazon Save: NaughtyCodes.com Give: Stinky Kids Other links:Operation SAFE CHILDTreadmills Used to Play WoWAudible Kids pick of the week: Socks, Unabridged, by Beverly Cleary, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris. To get free audiobooks, visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Jerry Perez Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
The Baby Name Wizard, new Nanos, PicWash, Amuse Me Baby, and more. Our guest is Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard and creator of The Baby Name Voyager. Spend: New Nanos Save: PicWash Give: Amuse Me Baby - Nursing Covers Other links: They Might Be Giants Audible Kids pick of the week: The True History of Little Goldenhood, by Andrew Lang, Narrated by Leo Laporte. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/monkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Laura Wattenberg Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Our guest Dr. Danny Lee speaks on adolescent obesity and Internet/video game use. Spend: Cooking Tongs Save: Gaga's - rent formal wear for kids online. Give: Princess Katie and Racer Steve's Music Drive Other links:Board Books 1Board Books 2Picture Me One, Two, & Three BooksPeek-A-Boo Picture BooksJuku CoutureAudible pick of the week: Raising Your Spirited Child, Abridged, By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Narrated by Mary Sheedy Kurckina. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/monkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Dr. Danny Lee Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Instant Amber, Fliggity, Free Coloring Book, banning cluster bombs, and more. Our guest is Matt Berman of InstantAmber Spend: Fliggity Save: Free Coloring Book: The true story of Inky the Whale Give: Survivor Corps: Sign the treaty to ban cluster bombs. Donate here. In Palin, a New Twist in the Motherhood Debate Audible pick of the week: Blindness, Unabridged, By Jose Saramago,Narrated by Jonathan Davis. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/monkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Matt Berman Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Overcoming School Anxiety, Family Music Meltdown 2, Rather Be Shopping, Save Mr. Rogers, and more. Our guest is Diane Peters Mayer, author of the book Overcoming School Anxiety. Contest: Send us your tips. Make the subject line "Peanut Butter" and if we use your tip we'll give you a code for the Peanut Butter PC or the Peanut Butter Pointer. Spend: Family Music Meltdown 2 Save: Rather Be Shopping Give: Save Mr. Rogers Audible pick of the week: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, read by Rex Robbins. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/monkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Diane Peters Mayer Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Toy B. Ville, Fantastic Contraption, Free Language Lessons, Recycline, Rickets, and more. Our guest is Darren Turbeville from Toy B. Ville Spend: Fantastic Contraption, $10 Save: Free Language Lessons at the BBC blog Give: Recycline Other links:Rickets and other Vitamin D Deficient Diseases May lurk in breastfed babiesJill Lepore on Stuart Little (podcast and article)Audible pick of the week: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/monkeys. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Darren Turbeville Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Eco-Friendly Families, Darling Mummy, Bullfrog from Outer Level Corp, books, a contest, and more. Our guest is Helen Coronato, author of Eco-Friendly Families and A Novel Idea: Stories Behind the Bookshelves Spend: Darling Mummy Save: Bullfrog from Outer Level Corp Give: What Book Got You Hooked? Contest: Send us your parenting tech tips, spends, saves, gives. The first ten we receive on the show will receive a product code for the Peanut Butter PC or the Peanut Butter Pointer. Please put "peanut butter" in the subject line. Audible pick of the week: The Amelia Bedlia Collection by Peggy Parish, read by Suzanne Toren Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Helen Coronato Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
The Comeback, Juku Couture, Laptop Lunches, back to school guide, NUI Water, Totlol, scanning digital photos, and more. Our guest is Emma Gilbey Keller, author of The Comeback, about leaving the work force to raise kids and then going back. Spend: Juku Couture - dolls for geeks. Save: Laptop Lunches Cool Mom Picks back to school guide Give: NUI Water TotLOL Archivist Allison: Scanning Your Digital Photos Audible pick of the week: We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Listen and Join In) by Michael Rosen Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Emma Gilbey Keller Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Stinky Cheese Man, Mo Willems Stuff, Rookie Moms Staycations, the gift of sight, and more. Our guests are Jon Scieszka, author of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," "The Story of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," and Guys Read Spend: Mo Willems Stuff Save: Rookie Moms Staycation Guides Give: Give the Gift of Sight Audible Kids pick of the week: Cowboy and Octopus (Unabridged) by Jon Scieszka, narrated by Mike Ferreri. Visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys for nine free audible books. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Jon Scieszka Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
SmugMug, Peanut Butter Pointer, Thrifty Green Baby Guide, Brady's Smile, and more. Our guest is Andy Williams from SmugMug. Spend: Peanut Butter Pointer Save: The Thrifty Green Baby Guide Give: Brady's Smile Use coupon code LEOLAPORTE and get 20% off the first year of any SmugMug account. Audible Kids pick of the week: The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg. Visit AudibleKids.com/jumpingmonkeys for nine free audible books. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Andy Williams Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Toy Rescue, Custom Made for Kids, Free Shipping, Date for Trees, and more. Our guests are Charles Parker and Elaine Smith (with puppets Skip and Molly) from Toy Rescue and Archivist Alison. Spend: Custom Made for Kids: The first adventures of incredible you Save: FreeShipping.org Give: Date for Trees Archivist Alison's tip: Scanning pictures into your blog Also see: Trucktown Books Audible Kids pick of the week: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guests: Charles Parker and Elaine Smith Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
One man is trying to reduce his possessions to only 100 things by November. Our guest is Dave Bruno of GuyNamedDave.com Spend: Doozla Save: CardStix Give: VeryMeri Call: (707) 981–4602 to leave a message for Megan and Leo about the show, or use the "Call Me" button on JumpingMonkeys.com AudibleKids.com pick: Miss Nelson is Missing(Unabridged) by Harry Allard, narrated by Cindy Haynes Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Dave Bruno Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Starting the college fund, WALL-E, white noise, Spore, and more. Our guest is Jeff Frese of the Freshman Fund. Spend: WALL-E. Save: Free White Noise Generator. Give: Spore Vote Audible pick: Boots on the Ground at Dusk (My Tribute to Pat Tillman) by Mary Tillman, Read by Mary Tillman . Visit Audible.com/monkeys to sign up for your free audio book. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Jeff Frese Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Carseats, SweetPea 3, cheap gifts, FileSwap, and more. Our guest is Kate O'Connell on Carseat Safety Spend: SweetPea 3 from Peapod Toys Save: Simple Dollars hack for finding holiday gifts on the cheap. Give: FlipSwap Audible pick: Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner, narrated by Judy Schachner. Visit Audible.com/monkeys to sign up for your free audio book. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Kate O'Connell Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
Our guest is Dana Loesch of Mamalogues on Homeschooling Spend: Pedz Pedometer for KidsSave: Tessy and Tab Give: Global Giving Audible book of the week: The Frog and Toad Collection by Arnold Lobel. And visit Audible.com/monkeys for a free audible book. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte Guest: Dana Loesch Full show notes available on Megan's blog, JumpingMonkeys.com. The Jumping Monkeys theme is by Paul Minshall. Bandwidth for Jumping Monkeys is provided by CacheFly.
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