If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ve probably seen parent humblebrags, you know, like the mom wishing her child would eat junk food because “ugh, kale chips are so expensive!” So on today’s episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we try to figure out why parents humblebrag, and why it bothers us so much. Plus, is it ever okay to brag about your kids on social media, and if so, what’s the right way to do it so you don’t make people nuts.

Listen now to our extra lively discussion, along with our cool picks of the week (of course) below, or head over to iTunes to subscribe so you can listen later (and then, never miss another episode).




Links from this week’s Spawned

Lyz Lenz’s tweet (and our own Liz’s reply) that started this whole conversation about humble braggarts.

Article: “This is not a humble brag: My kid won’t eat junk food and it’s all my fault.” (So basically, a humblebrag?)

Why Yolanda Gault thinks humblebragging parents should hold their tongues.

Liz’s Mom-101 post: “My kid is smart. Want to punch me now?” With some really great comments. Make sure you read them!


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Our Cool Picks of the Week

Expand the horizons of your own little technophile with this awesome book about coding.

Liz: Secret Code, a very cool custom STEM adventure book for girls

Kristen: Luke Cage, a new must-binge-watch show on Netflix.

Got a show idea? Want to ask us a question? Need to humblebrag? (Ha). Drop us an email spawned@coolmompicks.com, or tweet us #spawnedshow, and we’ll see what we can do. Thanks for listening! 

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