Science of Parenthood is here to make parents LOL

 

Mark your calendars! We’re counting the days till we pack away the beach towels and bust out the backpacks. Celebrate that “most wonderful time of year” for parents — back to school season — as Science of Parenthood Live! brings its Back To School Comedy Tour to Maine in August, making stops in Damariscotta, Augusta, and Bangor.

Described as “pure fun for grown-ups lucky enough to have found a babysitter for the night,” Science of Parenthood Live! features “parenting snarkologist” Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-creator of the humor site Science of Parenthood and co-author of the award-winning book, Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations (She Writes Press).

A must-see for parents who’ve despaired of ever sleeping, showering or excavating their living room from layers of plastic toys again, Science of Parenthood Live! is a feisty mix of stand-up, storytelling and select readings that offers sidesplittingly funny perspective on such pressing parental conundrums as …

  • Why DO kids grow up so fast, but Candy Land drags on so s-l-o-w-l-y?
  • Why must children sleep perpendicular to any adult laying next to them?
  • Are earplugs an acceptable baby shower gift?
  • Exactly how many tequila shots does it take to get through an episode of Caillou?

All shows include a post-performance meet-and-greet and signing. Dworkin-McDaniel will also be signing books at select bookstores. See schedule below for details.

ABOUT NORINE DWORKIN-MCDANIEL

A longtime magazine writer who’s written for just about every woman’s magazine you can buy on the newsstand, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel teamed up with cartoonist Jessica Ziegler in 2013 to create the illustrated parenting humor site Science of Parenthood.  Often called “The Big Bang Theory of parenting blogs,” Science of Parenthood lampoons the ridiculous situations otherwise capable adults find themselves in as a result of having kids. Dworkin-McDaniel’s humor is routinely featured on Huffington Post as well as on Upworthy, RedbookMag.com, parenting.com, PopSugar and Bored Panda and even earned her a nod as one of TODAYParents’ Funniest Parents of 2015. Published in 2015, Science of Parenthood (the book) hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Parenting Humor Releases and won both the Independent Book Publishers Association’s GOLD Benjamin Franklin Award for Parenting/Family and Foreword Reviews’ SILVER INDIEFab Award for Humor. Dworkin-McDaniel is also the author of the ebook, Science of Parenthood’s Mistakes, Mishaps and WTF? Moments. This year, her parenting satire won third prize in the blog/online media category in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Column Contest. Her parents are thrilled that she is finally making use of her theatre degree.

SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES & PERFORMANCES
AUGUST 7
WHAT: Author Signing
WHERE: Sherman’s Bookstore, 158 Main Street, Damariscotta
WHEN: 1 PM

AUGUST 8
WHAT: Science of Parenthood Live! Back to School Tour
WHERE: Skidompha Library, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta
WHEN: 10 AM
TICKETS: Free

Science of Parenthood Live! is presented as part of the library’s Chats With Champions series, which “brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts, and sciences to Skidompha … including notables such as notables such as Martha White, Richard Russo, Monica Wood, Richard Ford, Jenny Boylan, Linda Greenlaw, Kate Baestrup, Anita Shreve, former Senator Olympia Snowe, and Senator Angus King.“

AUGUST 9
WHAT: Science of Parenthood Live! Back to School Tour
WHERE: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta
WHEN: 6:30 PM

Science of Parenthood Live! is presented in collaboration with the Children’s Discovery Museum, an educational organization that encourages and supports meaningful play for children birth to age 11 and their families.

HOW MUCH: Free

AUGUST 12
WHAT: Author Signing
WHERE: Briar Patch Bookstore, 27 Central Street, Bangor
TIME: 3 PM

WHAT: Science of Parenthood Live! Back to School Tour
WHERE: Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street, Bangor
WHEN: 6:30 PM
HOW MUCH:  $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Call 207-262-7200 to reserve tickets in advance.

Science of Parenthood Live! is presented by the Maine Discovery Museum, which encourages creativity, nurtures a sense of wonder, and challenges children and families to learn in new and innovative ways. The museum provides year-round science and art programming, including nine weeks of summer camp, as well as art and science programming at free events throughout the region and museum memberships to local libraries to ensure that everyone has access to our facility. Ticket proceeds from this event will benefit the museum’s facility refurbishment campaign and are tax deductible.

Want to win a free book and ticket? You can check out Crafty Mama in ME where there is a Science of Parenthood ticket and book giveaway!