Girls tend to read books with male protagonists (Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), but do boys read books with female protagonists? Todd and Cathy ask this question, as well as how men respond to female leads in movies and television (specifically their recent experience after seeing the movie Trainwreck, and why Amy Poehler once got mad at Jimmy Fallon in the SNL writer’s room). They also talk about Who’s the Boss, Family Ties, and why IBM and Netflix are changing their family policies.

We also discuss our friend Roman Krznaric’s Empathy Museum.  If you’re interested in participating in his crowd sourcing campaign, please click here.  We interviewed Roman on April 10th and you can here it by going to

Lastly we discuss an amazing organization called Allowance for Good.  The program empowers U.S. youth to be young philanthropists and catalysts for meaningful change today.  To register your child for the upcoming class taking place in Elmhurst, click here.

Other Resources

Todd’s 12 week Zen Finance begins in September.  Click the video below to see what it’s all about.  To register/more info, click here.  

Our Kickstarter campaign has come to an end.  We met and surpassed our goal.  Thank you so much for all your support.  Click here to see what it’s all about… Kickstarter Campaign for the ZPR Conference in March, 2016.



Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn won the National Indie Excellence Award! Go here to order your book.


Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @

Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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