Last Week in Parenting

Last Week in Parenting

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We are the McClures, a “real” modern family. Each episode focuses on parenting challenges, triumphs, failures, successes, and a lot of arguing. New episodes every Monday - please leave a review if you like the show. MCCLURETWINSFAMILY.COM Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/last-week-in-parenting/support


#42 HOW JUSTIN BEAT ADDICTION
Oct 21 • 30 min
Justin McClure calls October 21st his second birthday because that’s the day he got sober (October 21st, 2012). Sobriety can be tough. In this episode, Justin and Ami talk about the steps taken to achieve sobriety and how some of the things Justin did can…
#41 WHO IS OUR FAVORITE CHILD?
Oct 7 • 31 min
Do parents have a favorite child? Is it ok to have a favorite child? In this episode, we talk about some feedback and comments that deal with folks thinking we have a favorite (child). The truth is we love our kids the same, all of them. We have three…
#40 WE HAVE REALLY BIG NEWS!
Sep 30 • 26 min
Guess what?! We’ve been chosen as promotional talent for the 2020 Olympics! This is a big deal for us and something we’re very proud of! We try to make content that is inspiring, entertaining, and positive. It feels great to have a brand like NBC and the…
#39 IT WAS DAD’S FAULT (school update)
Sep 16 • 27 min
The kids are in school (Montessori). Jersey and the twins, Ava and Alexis, all attend the same school. The girls have adjusted fine in Georgia, they are having a great time, and their teachers say they are leaders in the classroom and model students.…
#38 WE’RE NOT PERFECT
Sep 9 • 31 min
We started out wanting to talk about the kids in school - they just started in Atlanta (Montessori), but the conversation derails into a recent video incident where Ami had a “wardrobe incident”. Ami and Justin McClure keep the conversation tone about the…
#37 SHOULD KIDS WORK?
Aug 26 • 34 min
As our popularity grows, so does the criticism we get surrounding our family business. Some people feel that what our kids do is considered “work”, but that is far from the case. Our kids do what they love and a lot of that is truly PLAY! They get paid to…
#36 HOW WE BALANCE FAMILY AND BUSINESS
Aug 19 • 31 min
Last week, Ami and I were invited to speak at TEDxBismarck on the topic of managing a family and business when your family is the business. If you don’t know what a TED Talk is; It is a conference bringing together visionaries and experts to discuss…
#35 WE BOUGHT A HOUSE ON THE INTERNET
Aug 12 • 30 min
YUP, you read that right! We purchased a home off the WORLD WIDE WEB! During our last trip to ATL, we were in search of the perfect house but came back to New Jersey with nothing. Luckily, a friend we had here in Georgia put us in contact with a Real…
#34 WE’RE LIVING IN A HOTEL
Aug 5 • 60 min
As you know, we are in the process of moving from New Jersey to Georgia. We’ve been living in hotels for 3 weeks since our NJ home had to be staged to sell. From California to New Jersey then later in Atlanta, GA, this process has taken a toll on our…
#33 This Is GOODBYE
Jul 30 • 35 min
Goodbye’s are sad and this one is no different, but sometimes there is happiness within a silver lining. The McClure family is moving from New Jersey to Georgia. While we are excited, it’s also sad and stressful. We say goodbye to Jersey’s and the twins…
#32 HOW WE EXPLAINED ADOPTION TO THE TWINS
Jul 22 • 38 min
We created this episode to chat about something very important: how to tell kids about adoption, or how we chose to explain adoption. Adoption to young kids with a loving home is not a big deal - they do not understand how complicated and confusing life…
#31 THE ADOPTION STORY and SIGNIFICANCE OF JULY 12th
Jul 16 • 36 min
Many people have wondered how Ami and Justin McClure have the same anniversary date as the twins birthday, July 12th. In this episode, Justin and Ami explain in chronological order the events that led to a simultaneous anniversary and birthday. We also…
#30 The Truth About Surgery
Jul 2 • 34 min
As my abdomen and chest area heals, I am still struggling with a weak core. I thought not being able to pick up Jersey would be the issue, but who knew my entire family would affect my recovery process. YES, MY FAMILY IS TOO FUNNY (LOL) and I cannot laugh…
#29 I’m Having Surgery and I’m Scared!
Jun 17 • 32 min
Florida Destination mentioned in the podcast HERE: VISIT FLORIDA: http://bit.ly/TheMcClureTwins VISIT ORLANDO: http://bit.ly/Orlando-TheMcClureTwins Justin and I discuss my upcoming surgery and the impact it will have on me and our family. I’ll be…
#28 MILESTONES: Our Very First Graduation
Jun 10 • 26 min
Ami & I are proud parents as our twins have graduated from kindergarten and finished school for the summer. Together, we got ready for their Last Day of School and attended their graduation as a family. They have grown so much in one year and we cannot…
#27 BIG NEWS: Why We’re Moving!
Jun 3 • 31 min
We went house hunting this past week in Georgia! If you follow us on social media (linked below) you saw our journey on Instagram story checking out several homes, a Facebook LIVE touring one of the homes, and our ATL friends dropping in to help us make a…
#26 THIS REALLY ANNOYS US!
May 27 • 28 min
We meant to talk about “something else” in this episode (a big announcement) but Ami had to start in on how something frustrates Justin and then the entire episode became dedicated to SOMETHING that annoys us (and probably you too!) lol Hope you enjoyed…
#25 Protective Parenting: Raising Child Stars
Apr 8 • 38 min
The McClure Family (sans Justin) was in attendance at Beauty Con - a two-day convention festival centered around beauty - this past weekend. It was the assistant’s first time at the front line of a huge, SOLD OUT event where the McClure Twins get to meet…
#24 We almost LOST our Kids to a Stranger!
Apr 1 • 36 min
In many of our teachings to our kids, we learn a lot about how we can be better parents. We were sadly mistaken when we assumed our Stranger Danger lessons were received well. Strangers come in many shapes, sizes, genders (obviously), but may even dress…
#23 Stay in your Lane GRANDPA!
Mar 25 • 36 min
After our last episode, a listener slid into Justin McClure’s DMs to put him in his place regarding his comments about other YouTubers. Ami McClure agrees that Justin’s judgements were a bit harsh and their is space for everyone in the YouTube game; if…
#22 We Found A Nanny!
Mar 18 • 35 min
The search for a nanny is over…we hope, we think. If you remember, a month or so ago we created videos announcing that we needed a nanny - many qualified submissions were emailed. We vetted the candidates and we think we found someone who is right for the…
#21 Jersey Has Been Really Sick
Mar 11 • 31 min
It’s frightening for your child to run a high-temperature. A baby cannot talk or explain how they are feeling, so it leaves parents in disarray and confusion. Jersey started running high fevers for no reason - he was eating well, acting normal, playing,…
#20 We’re Looking For a Nanny
Mar 4 • 30 min
We NEED a Nanny. Our sanity and health depend on it. lol. In this episode, Ami and Justin McClure discuss the necessity and positive benefits of having a Nanny. Justin thinks it will make him a better husband and father to have help with the kids. Ami…
#19 The Reason We Do This
Feb 11 • 30 min
Why do we do this? We need to do this. The world needs more positive content. If we make others “feel good”, then we’ve done our job. Maybe our content will pave the way for other creators and Influencers to create content that centers on principles and…
#18 Healthy Thoughts on Aging
Feb 4 • 35 min
Ami just turned 37, Happy Birthday Ami! She looks great (Justin typing this. lol). In this discussion, we talk about aging, our thoughts on it, and how it’s embraced. Why stress about something you cannot change? We will all get old, resisting the changes…
#17 We Decided To Put the Twins in Speech Therapy
Jan 21 • 28 min
Ava and Alexis McClure, “the McClure Twins”, have an amazing vocabulary and excellent communication skills, but we feel they could use some speech therapy. This is not a bad thing, it’s a good thing, and Justin and Ami talk about WHY they are putting the…
#16 Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Jan 14 • 27 min
Ami and Justin have been working hard to get in their best shape. It’s not a new years resolution, this has been happening for months, and the couple is starting to see significant results. Ami is looking amazing (post-baby body), and Justin is getting…
#15 How To Discipline Kids?
Jan 7 • 27 min
In this episode, Ami and Justin McClure discuss various ways to discipline their kids. Authoritarian practices are preferred, kids need to know right and wrong, it’s a parents role to guide their children to be great humans, but the right disciplinary…
#14 Personal Testimony To Overcome Adversity
Dec 24, 2018 • 32 min
A lot happening in this episode; some funny, some raw, and all sincere. The holidays are here, so we open up by talking about some of our holiday videos. Make sure you watch our Grinch and Santa videos (YouTube or Facebook). We talk about how we prepared…
#13 Respect Over Views
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
Is it more important to be super popular with views or respected? We are a family first, and the most important thing is creating content that serves to raise our kids with dignity and purpose. It seems there is so much content centered around, “I need…
#12 We Can’t Do This Anymore
Dec 10, 2018 • 25 min
We have a baby who won’t eat…real food. He loves to eat from his mother! but not “real food”, and today is the last day; we can’t take it anymore. Jersey is heavy, Mama’s back is hurting and she gets little sleep. He is 13-months old, so it’s time he cry…
#11 Someone, Please Take Our Kids!
Dec 3, 2018 • 37 min
This age of parenting can be so challenging. With 5 year old identical twins, Ava and Alexis, and one-year old Jersey, there is never a dull moment. The problem is Ami and Justin WANT a few dull moments! How can we get some quiet time? lol Someone, please…
#10 “A House That Lives In The Woods”
Nov 26, 2018 • 24 min
First off, Justin’s toe might fall off. While visiting family, a large suitcase landed on his toe, and now it’s many different colors. lol. Who knows what will happen? The family visited Justin’s hometown in rural North Georgia, which is very pretty. They…
#9 What Motivates Us? It’s Not What You Think!
Nov 19, 2018 • 28 min
This week a friend of ours, Kim Porter, passed away. Kim, the ex-girlfriend of Diddy whom they shared 3 kids, was young (only 47), vibrant, and someone you think to live many years. She is gone. In this episode, Ami and Justin talk legacy and what…
#8 My Sobriety Story - How Justin Got Sober
Nov 12, 2018 • 28 min
Justin has 6 years of sobriety, but it wasn’t easy. In this episode, he talks about the steps he took to achieve sobriety one day at a time. In 2012, after many setbacks from drugs, alcohol, and women, he saw a movie that changed his life: “Unguarded, the…
#7 Our Twins Meet Twin Cousins!
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
How rare is it that sisters BOTH have twins? Seems unprecedented, but that is what happened in our family. We have identical twins, and Ami (Mama McClure’s) sister had fraternal twins. Their names are Major and Maci. The family flew to Chicago to meet the…
#6 Our Kids Have Never Been This Scared
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
The kids had to get a flu shot, Jersey was fine (he’s 11 months old), but the twins threw a fit (at the doctor). We handled the situation by being straight ahead, real and honest. We feel it’s best to talk to our with respect and honesty instead of “sugar…
#5 Big Kindergarten Update For the Twins!
Oct 21, 2018 • 28 min
We got a request for a conference call from the girls’ school (identical twins, Ava and Alexis, five-years-old). Normally this isn’t good, but we were delighted with what they shared and we want to talk about it with all of you! The girls go to a…
#4 We’re Opening Up To Our Audience
Oct 14, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Ami and Justin open up to their audience for feedback and guidance. The McClure Family would like to understand their audience more and what people enjoy (or not enjoy). Justin also suggests that Ami should take a more leading role in our…
#3 We Can Be Better Parents
Oct 8, 2018 • 31 min
Ami and Justin talk about being better parents by understanding their kids through empathy and compassion. It’s easy to project what we want on our kids, but this can have a negative effect that may last a lifetime. We must consider our parenting actions…
#2 McClure Family Backstory
Oct 1, 2018 • 23 min
How did the McClure Family come to be? What were the circumstances when Ami and Justin McClure met? In this episode we talk about meeting at the right place and the right time. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
#1 Our Twins Need Stimulation
Sep 24, 2018 • 24 min
The McClure Twins, Ava and Alexis, need stimulation. We have them in swim class, they are playing soccer, and thank goodness school is starting. We’ll miss them, but are happy they will receive necessary stimulation. Speaking of school, the twins will be…
Last Week in Parenting - TRAILER
Sep 12, 2018 • 2 min
Ami and Justin McClure chat about imperfect parenting to identical twins Ava and Alexis (the McClure Twins) and baby Jersey Tayo. This is a candid and authentic look at their lives behind the scenes parenting as popular social media influencers. —- This…