Julia and Joel get busy in Adam and Kristina's bathroom on last night's episode of Parenthood! When the youngest Braverman sister realizes she's ovulating during Max's chaotic birthday party, she and her husband sneak upstairs to take advantage of the fertile time frame. Since the couple has been trying to conceive a second child for months, Kristina is amused rather than offended when she accidentally walks in on them (and offers them the bed). What's your opinion of this behavior?
A deadbeat dad rolls into town on last night's Parenthood! When Amber and Drew's pop shows up to play some gigs, Sarah has a bit of a breakdown when she finds out her son has been hanging out with his father. While the mom of two has good reason — namely because her ex is an addict — is it ever fair to keep a kid (who wants a relationship) away from his or her parent?
It was time to get baked on last night's Parenthood! Adam unintentionally lets loose when he eats a medicinal marijuana-laced lollipop his boss gives him. Hilarity ensues when Crosby explains why his big brother is so high. But the funniest moment happens place at the close of the show when Crosby takes the tangerine edible (that he has saved since confiscating it from Adam) and pops it in his own mouth. Parenting is intense; do you understand why some folks need to take a break?
Unfortunately, wishing doesn't get a woman pregnant! Last night on Parenthood, Julia tells Sarah that she and Joel have been trying to expand their family for four months to no avail. The mom of one said the hardest part is feeling like she is expecting and then finding out it's a figment of her imagination. Did you experience false pregnancy while hoping to conceive?
Whether they are friends or fictional characters, it's important for parents to have people to which they relate! When NBC's Parenthood debuted last season after much anticipation, the show resonated with mothers. Take this quiz and see how well you know the Bravermans.
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Raising kids isn't the only thing that parents do. On last night's Parenthood, after feeling mounting pressure from his career, extended family, and Max's Asperger's, Adam triggers when a man at the grocery store makes fun of his son. Beyond the responsibilities of making good decisions for their children, a mom or dad also has to worry about finances, the future, and a myriad of other things. Are you ever overwhelmed?
The Bravermans are an open book and the family is comfortable or comfortably uncomfortable talking about everything from Kristina faking it to Drew's long showers and Zeek's indiscretions to Sarah's failures. Last night on Parenthood, Crosby tells Adam that he has second thoughts about proposing to Jasmine. The younger brother is unsure if it is because he got swept up in the moment or did it for Jabbar. Adam keeps Crosby's confidence, reassured him that things were OK, and extends hearty congratulations. Is your family as open as the Bravermans?
Sure, parents let their kids pick their Halloween costumes . . . until it's an outfit worthy of an objection! Last night on Parenthood, Sydney dressed as Miss California, much to her parents' chagrin. After Joel and Julia used everything from feminism to the weather to try to persuade the little girl to change her costume, the child trick-or-treated pageant-ready!
In what appeared to be an attempt to balance out their daughter's costume, Joel dressed as Abraham Lincoln and Julia as Amelia Earhart. Would you let your child wear an outfit that you don't believe in?
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Is it possible for parents' lives to not be consumed by their children? Last night on Parenthood, Joel has a hard time seeing beyond his life as a stay-at-home dad when it is time to showcase a hobby at Sydney's school. While he frets over something to wow the crowd, Kristina worries that she and Adam are losing their relationship to the stresses of their daily commitments. Do you find yourself in a similar situation?