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An Unreasonable Podcast
36 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Do you feel too tired....too busy for Intimacy?
This episode is all about making time for intimacy when your life is full, when you and your partner crave these moments at different times, when you live in a van with your toddler, or when you just keep putting other things ahead of this important and joyful aspect of life. We also dive into the secret to truly having the intimate relationship you crave! Join Taz, Laura, and Maggie as we share stories from our marriages and how we explore intimacy and sexuality with our partners.
50 minutes | May 19, 2021
What does modeling to your kids look like. A mothers perspective.
Taz, Maggie, and Laura chat all things modeling and motherhood, sharing real talk about their unique motherhood journeys and the ways in which they seek to use modeling to teach and engage with their kids. We hope you enjoy this conversation.
48 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Roles and Responsibilities after Baby, and the importance of Sex!
We finally got two of our favourite people Mike and Adee Cazayoux on the podcast and discussed their life after having their first baby Shai. We dive into the roles and responsibilities they share as a couple, how they prevent feelings of resentfulness in this huge transition of their life, and the importance of sex in their relationship. The blog post Adee mentions about their weekly check in can be found here: https://thecazfamily.com/2021/02/07/how-we-work-on-our-marriage-the-check-in/
37 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Family Goal Setting, is it for everyone?
In this episode, we went discuss whether setting goals for your family is something everyone can do. In our family we have one spouse who is into it, and one who isn’t. So, we created more of a road map to success over the traditional ‘goal setting’ session. If this sounds like you, then after listening to the episode head to our website www.anunreasonablefamily.com to find the family mapping.
52 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Team LOTB Being a Step Parent
In this episode, we sat down with our partners in crime for Life Outside the Box Danial Hooper and Maggie Bugg and talked about being Step-parents, and how they dealt with their transition from not being a parent to parenthood. It was gradual for Danial, and a little more sudden for Maggie. We also heard their love stories, which, took us by surprise! We won't spoil it for you ;-)
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
How to avoid majoring in the minors?
We sat down together to discuss why it’s important to keep a big-picture focus. How do we avoid getting lost in the minutiae? Those little details can cause us to lose track of our big-picture goal we set out to obtain.
58 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
TIME: Quality or Quantity??? What is more important to kids? - Kim and Sean Pastuch
This episode, we chat to friends Kim and Sean Pastuch. We discuss 'work/life' balance and what it means to their family. We also briefly discuss the realities of postpartum depression and how they navigated their way through it with their third child.
31 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Taz and Pat - Should we be homeschooling?
Welcome back! Life is ‘almost’ back to being manageable! After having our third kid, moving onto a homestead that needs A LOT of work, and living through this pandemic, we are starting to get into a better flow of life, so, we wanted to take advantage of this and start podcasting again! In this episode we discuss homeschooling. Right now, a lot of families were/are forced into teaching their kids at home. It is hard. On the parents and the teachers! We discuss what homeschooling looks for us, how we disagree on what we would like education to look for our kids, and what we think the future holds for us and them. Let us know what you think! Be unreasonable, Pat and Taz
64 minutes | May 9, 2019
Craig and Michaela North on Big Families, having twins and life after competition.
In this episode, we talk to 2017 CrossFit Games Team Champ Michaela North and her husband Craig. We discuss their big family dynamic (4 kids), having twins, having a positive, real online persona, and what it is like transitioning into a different stage of life after having their last kiddo Scottie.
47 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Jason and Lauren Pak - Nutrition, Fitness, Breastfeeding
For this episode, we 'sat down' (via inter-webs) with Jason and Lauren Pak from Achieve Fitness Boston. Their goal is to make fitness inclusive, fun and tailored for each individuals needs. They are doing a fantastic job both in person at their Achieve Fitness Boston gym location and online with their brilliantly simple, informative and no judgement educational videos they put out. We discuss everything about their current lifestyle, what being their own bosses mean for their family life. Being able to seperate business with pleasure. Their thoughts about nutrition around their gym members and family. What it's like having a new baby in the mix and how challenging and rewarding breastfeeding can be as a first time mother. These guys are awesome, genuine, happy people. We can't wait to meet up with them in real life some day! Take a listen, enjoy, and if you would, please rate and comment on the podcast. Thank you xo
93 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Episode 16. Sonja and Ryan on being 'only children' while raising siblings.
Both Sonja and Ryan come from families where they were the only child. We talk about raising their kids from this perspective and how it has shaped their family. We also discuss the importance of having a schedule in their lives and how structured unstructured time is a real thing and we go into Sonjas birth stories and how she came to be present at the birth of Fawkes! Enjoy!
44 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
Heber and Jenna - Lego Movie Baby Training and is Coke Legit?
In this Episode with Jenna and Heber, we discussed how Heber's love of movies motivated him to train his toddler to be able to sit through a whole movie, how their religion (Mormonism) helps them navigate through life as parents and general all round good humans and how they would love to travel more with their children. (amongst other things). Enjoy!
92 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Kenny & Mackenzie - Sleep Coaching and teaching husbands how to be appropriate
In this episode we talk to an awesome local Santa Cruz couple, Kenny and Mackenzie. We discuss Mackenzie’s passion for her work in Sleep Coaching (peacefulsleepingbaby.com) and how she came about becoming a Sleep Coach and Kenny’s passion for Yoga and how he uses it as a tool for his own personal development and growth, and how he travels the world to share this with other people and in turn be a catalyst for their own growth. We also discuss the dynamics of three children and how the news of the third came as a huge surprise to Mackenzie, and she talks candidly about how motherhood is not something she feels like she chose for herself and how she deals with that in her daily life. Warning: There are a few sexual jokes, profanity and borderline inappropriate things said in this podcast, so pursue at you leisure :-)
72 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Josh and Alicia Rogers - Homeschooling is for Gangsters
In this episode we talk to Josh and Alicia Rogers. They are the co-owners of RPM Training, they Home School their four children, and they are just all round GOOD people. We discuss the logistics of Homeschooling four kids, how they share their household responsibilities, the vast differences in all their kids and how this plays out in the homeschooling dynamic. This is such a fascinating topic for us since we are about to embark on our own Homeschooling journey with Oakes, so for anyone interested or curious about it too, these guys have been in the game a while! Enjoy.
56 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
EP 12 Natalie and Casey Parlett - Having Kids Early and Loving Life
In this episode, we chat to Natalie and Casey Parlett, who are newly married. We discuss how Natalie had twin boys at the young age of 15 and how that changed and shaped who she is today. She later went on to have two more boys with her former husband. We also discuss what it was like for Casey coming into a relationship and now marriage with a woman who already had four children while he has none of his own. They are a positive, happy couple who have/are raising amazing kids and we are so excited to share their journey with ya'll!
31 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
Taz and Pat are back! - Part 2
Taz and Pat are finally back from their 5 month trip around the world. In this 2 part episode, they chat candidly about the experience while answering a few listener questions.
30 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
Taz and Pat are back! - Part 1
Taz and Pat are back from their 5 month trip around the world. In this 2 part episode, they chat candidly about the experience while answering a few listener questions. They discuss topics from the 'joys' of traveling with kids, to take car seats or not? To the things they learnt on their trip as a couple, and as a family, and how it has been settling back into 'normal' life.
82 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
Logic works but what about emotion?
In this episode, we talk to Nick and Maya Brown, two of our good friends from South Africa. Maya and Taz have known each other since they were 6. When Taz moved to New Zealand they kept in touch through letters and faxes (Yes!! Can you believe it!)Now they both have two boys and are still great friend 30 years later! We talk about everything from what its like to have permanent paid help in raising your family right through to some self reflection on what are the failings of your strongest traits. Enjoy!
75 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Trust is Love and Commercials Make Dads Cry - Ben and Heather Bergeron
In this episode we chat with Ben and Heather Bergeron about having open discussions with your kids at the dinner table from an early age, how to be happy in your relationship and successfully co-parenting with previous spouses. It was fun stuff with lots of tangents. Enjoy!
77 minutes | Jan 11, 2018
Breathing before action and open communication - Jill and Eric Tucker
In this episode, we talk to our great friends Jill and Eric Tucker. An ex-high level fashionista and Pilot who is aviation royalty. We discuss a lot. Some of the topics include our past experiences related to raising our little families and how we dealt with these, how Jill and Eric were raised, to dealing with breakdowns in communications between our spouses and family members. Enjoy!
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