Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Why Science Of Parenthood?  Because raising kids defies all reason, logic and most of the laws of the universe!

Everything we ever needed to know about parenting we learned in middle school math and science class … only we didn’t realize it then because we were too busy chasing boys to actually pay attention to whatever the teacher was going on and on about. But we must have absorbed something through osmosis … or is it photosynthesis? Well, it’s definitely one of these “-ois”’s or “-esis”’s because once we caught our boys (er, husbands) … and then, incredibly, gave birth to two more, it all came back to us, just like in one of those pricey SAT prep courses.

Turns out, those smarties Newton and Einstein and the rest of their science and math pals not only understood how the world works, they knew a little something about what it’s like to be a frazzled, sleep-deprived parent who’s just one PBJ shy of going all Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

If you’ve ever wondered how a kid can possibly lose so many Star Wars thermoses—at $16 a pop, mind you—or marveled that the same kid who can play Terraria for hours without a single bathroom break cannot sit still for 10 freakin’ minutes to finish a math worksheet, then Science of Parenthood is for you. Parenting.com named us one of their “blogs every parent should read.” Think of it as better parenting through science … and humor that will make you lose whatever bladder control you might have left.

So who’s the wit behind the blog? Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler, two friends who met at another friend’s holiday party in the early 2000’s. Norine was a magazine writer. Jessica was an illustrator and web developer.

First, Jessica had a kid. Then Norine had a kid. Then Norine started writing a series of science-y/parent-y ain’t-that-the-truth-isms. Then Jessica came in and scribbled all over them. And Science of Parenthood was born.

Since then, we’ve created hundreds of really fun cartoons—many of which have gone viral.