Adulting is hard
Being mom and dad to a brood of difficult kids makes our daily office jobs look as easy as riding a bicycle.
It’s tough raising kids – but it can be fun too! Drama series Parenthood (2010-2015, seasons 1- 6 are available on internet streaming service ShowMax) shows us that parenting isn’t child’s play with bittersweet moments throughout the series. You think that your boss is bad? Try being both good cop and bad cop at once! Meet the Braverman family: at the top of the family tree are grandparents Zeek and Camille (Craig T Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). On the branch below that are their kids, single-mom Sarah (Lauren Graham) and her two kids Amber and Drew (Mae Whitman and Miles Heizer); Julia (Erika Christensen), a successful attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood alongside her stay-at-home hubby Joel (Sam Jaeger); commitment-phobe Crosby (Dax Shepard), who’s thrown a curveball when his ex- girlfriend Jasmine (Joy Bryant) shows up with her son Jabbar (Tyree Brown); and Adam (Peter Krause), his wife Kristina (Monica Potter) and their teen daughter Haddie and little Max (Sarah Ramos and Max Burkholder), who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The Bravermans are a big, big brood and that means plenty of entertaining and dramatic moments, such as:
The Bravermans (from left): Monica, Adam, Haddie, Crosby, Max (in front), Zeek, Camille, Sarah, Drew, Amber, Julia, Sydney and Joel.