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Come along for the wild ride as writer Jay Rooke shares the trials and tribulations of hands-on parenting. It’s going to get messy and you won’t want to miss it.
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Come along for the wild ride as writer Jay Rooke shares the trials and tribulations of hands-on parenting.
It’s going to get messy and you won’t want to miss it

Gonzo Parenting [ˈɡänzō ˈperən(t)iNG]

Full-contact parenting. Being in the thick of the messy, authentic, barely-controlled chaos. Sharing the
humorous moments and humbling lessons learned. Reminding other parents that not one among us has their
sh*t together, and that’s okay. Actually, it’s hilarious.

Jay Rooke

Gonzo Parenting Principles

At Gonzo Parenting our mission is to ease the stress of day-to-day parenting by providing a space where parents can laugh, chat, gain tips & tricks, and share their authentic stories (the good, the bad, and the hilarious). To do this, we make sure all of our content shares a combination of our community values: Comedy, Connection, Consciousness, Community & Catharsis. Welcome to your tribe!

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When you join the Gonzo Parenting Facebook Group you get…

  • Access to comedic and cathartic stories and videos from writer Jay Rooke about parenting.
  • An opportunity to share your own stories within the community.
  • The latest news and opportunities related to the Gonzo Parenting podcast.
  • Exclusive access to Jay, competitions to win special prizes and more.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the growing Gonzo Parenting Community.
  • Information about Gonzo Parenting the book (coming soon).
  • A friendly, entertaining community of like-minded parents.
The Visionary Behind Gonzo Parenting

Jay Rooke, the founder of Gonzo Parenting, is a writer, healer, and mentor who seeks to provide a comedic, cathartic space for overwhelmed parents. By helping them laugh and heal through storytelling andcommunity, he empowers parents to raise children with love and start healing the planet. He tells deeply relatable stories about the “trials and tribulations” of modern-day parenthood to help others cope with the crazy through humor and empathy.

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What Gonzo Parents Are Saying…

“Wow!!! Jay Rooke. The stories that are coming to light during this COVID crisis are UNFORGETTABLE!!! Consider the blessings my friend!”

“I love you so hard. And yes, I am completely laughing at your misery. But I hear you! It ain't pretty right now. Not pretty at all.”

“Oh gosh, thank you for sharing this. I laughed so hard, I’m surprised I didn’t wake up the child who was sleeping on me.” “Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had in many days! Not at your pain but at a great story! Kids - gotta love them!!”

“I shared this with two stressed out teachers who are also homeschooling their kids. Thank you for the laugh and hang in there!”

“I just peed a little laughing at this.”

“THIS needs to be in a podcast. I love so much that you shared this.”

“I’m sorry for your pain but dammit I laughed so hard at your misery!”

“What a visual! I was getting teary until the"punch" line and now my sides hurt from laughing. Intense parenting...I applaud you.”

Exciting Upcoming Releases
The Gonzo Parenting Podcast & Book (Coming Soon!)
Stay tuned for the Gonzo Parenting Podcast where host, Jay Rooke, talks with real-life parents, as well as experts on modern day parenting, to get their perspective on comedic catharsis, parenting with empathy and more fun topics.

Gonzo Parenting the Book is an outcome of the frequent loving nudge of “you should write a book!” Ask and you shall receive! Look out for the Gonzo Parenting Book–coming out this Fall.

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