The BEST episodes of Children Ruin Everything

Every episode of Children Ruin Everything ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Children Ruin Everything!

The series follows Astrid and James, young parents who are raising their two young children and struggling to hold on to their pre-kid life. But can one be a parent and have the strong desire to live a beautiful, easy, cool, not-covered-in-snot life?

Last Updated: 1/28/2023Network:CTV
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Money
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9.33
3 votes

#1 - Money

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/9/2023

With saving for retirement at the top of her mind, Astrid proposes to James that they try to get through the last few days of the month without dipping beyond their monthly budget just once. The Berney's find creative ways to stay on target.

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Weekends
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9.00
2 votes

#2 - Weekends

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/23/2023

With long days at the office, Astrid cannot shake the feeling that she is missing out on key moments with their kids. Astrid convinces James that what the family needs is an adventure together.

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Each Other
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8.40
10 votes

#3 - Each Other

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2022

When their son Felix’s best friend moves away, Astrid and James try and help Felix make a new friend, but a sleepover soon has them questioning if Felix’s potential new bestie might be a bad influence on their son. Meanwhile, a planned family portrait has Astrid and her sister Dawn reliving their own childhood dynamics, bringing up some long-buried feelings as their mother leaves them with a list of errands to run in preparation for the photoshoot.

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Me Time
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8.27
11 votes

#4 - Me Time

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2022

Astrid wants some time to herself as James struggles to catch up on weeks' worth of laundry. With Astrid's sister's family on vacation, the vacant house looks like both the escape Astrid needs and the place where James can get chores done.

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Screen Time
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8.25
12 votes

#5 - Screen Time

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/2022

With their kids’ faces always buried in their screens, Astrid and James enact a weekend screen ban, but when Astrid inadvertently takes on an assignment at work and James gets put in charge of his company’s social media accounts, leading by example becomes more complicated than they originally thought. In a bid to get some work done, James takes the older kids to the park to distract them while he sneaks in some social media updates and Astrid stays home to put the baby down for a nap before launching into her own assignment. But without the hypnotic power of electronics, Astrid and James are in for an uphill battle.

Identity
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8.18
11 votes

#6 - Identity

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2022

When Astrid and James’ daughter Viv answers on a school assignment that she is Indigenous instead of her actual heritage, Indian, Astrid begins to feel guilty that she has not properly taught Viv about their family history. But as Astrid tries to share their cultural heritage with Viv, she quickly realizes she may not be well versed in it either. As Astrid struggles to impart their shared past on her daughter, James struggles with a growing sense that in spite of being a natural, their son Felix might not love baseball the way James did growing up.

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Teamwork
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8.09
11 votes

#7 - Teamwork

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2022

As Astrid and James prepare to celebrate a special occasion, their ‘hook-up-aversary’, all that stands between them and a much-needed night together is getting their kids to bed. From a pillow fight turned too rough to a baby that will not sleep, their simple plan of re-watching the bad movie that first brought them together is thrown into jeopardy. When Astrid’s sister’s husband, Bo, shows up at their door following a fight with his wife, it quickly becomes clear that this hook-up-aversary will not be anything like they planned.

Fairness
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8.00
12 votes

#8 - Fairness

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2022

Between Astrid and her sister Dawn’s kids, their mother Nisha is feeling burnt out on babysitting duties. When she announces her retirement from free childcare, it falls to Astrid and Dawn to try and get her back on board for watching their kids. While Astrid scrambles for childcare, James faces a growing conflict between their two oldest kids, Felix and Viv, as an opportunity presents itself for one of them to be the face of a new marketing campaign at James’s work.

Privacy
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7.91
11 votes

#9 - Privacy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/2022

Astrid and her sister suspect their mom is hiding something from them. They begin snooping around. Their mother appears to be dating someone new. A request to launch a new product at work leads James to agree to meet with Ennis' cousin.

Friends
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7.82
11 votes

#10 - Friends

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2022

With James planning to meet friends to do their yearly fantasy baseball draft, Astrid cannot shake the feeling that all those hours of parental duty have eaten away at her old friendships. When Viv hits it off with another girl at the park, Astrid finds herself jumping at accompanying her on a playdate for the adult interaction, even if it’s with the polar opposite Disaster Mom. Meanwhile, James’ commitment to his friends is put in jeopardy when the change of plans leaves him watching Felix and baby Andrew on draft day.

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Sleep
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7.73
11 votes

#11 - Sleep

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2022

After a bout of sleepless nights with their new baby, Astrid and James are at their wits’ end. With a transfer to a different department at work looming, Astrid is feeling the pressure to stay sharp, and keep up with her younger colleagues. To get more sleep, Astrid and James have to brave sleep training or the even more daunting challenge — finding the space to give the baby his own room in a house full of family and stuff, with not a square inch to spare.

Directors: Melanie Orr
Writer: Kurt Smeaton
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Dignity
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7.73
11 votes

#12 - Dignity

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2022

Following embarrassing run-ins with her boss and co-workers, Astrid feels on the back foot and disconnected from her younger co-workers. When she goes to her sister Dawn for advice, Astrid realizes her best move might be to attend a drink night with the rest of her team, if she can shake off the exhaustion and rust long enough to fit in in at the trendy bar. Back at home, James is recovering from vasectomy surgery, but his attempts to follow the doctor’s orders are put to the test as he tries to keep a handle on the three kids.

Road Trip
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7.57
21 votes

#13 - Road Trip

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2022

As they race against time, The Berneys struggle to survive a chaotic road trip to Manitoulin Island.

Directors: Renuka Jeyapalan
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Sick Day
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7.53
19 votes

#14 - Sick Day

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/9/2022

Despite getting sick, Astrid and James have to organize a kids birthday party and Felix seems to be growing up faster than Astrid thought.

Directors: Renuka Jeyapalan
Space
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7.44
18 votes

#15 - Space

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/23/2022

Frustrated over their cluttered home full of kids' stuff, James and Astrid decide to purge.

Directors: Melanie Orr
Intimacy
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7.39
23 votes

#16 - Intimacy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2022

James and Astrid attempt to get some alone time, but the kids keep getting in the way. Meanwhile, Dawn and Bo renew their vows.

Directors: Renuka Jeyapalan
Death
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7.31
16 votes

#17 - Death

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/16/2022

Following a brush with death, James and Astrid realize they need to make a death plan, including finding legal guardians for Felix and Viv.

Directors: Melanie Orr
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Meals
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7.26
38 votes

#18 - Meals

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/12/2022

After four years of being a stay-at-home mom, Astrid is ready to return to work. She and James decide to mark the occasion with a celebratory dinner with the kids, but getting Felix and Viv to cooperate at the dinner table is a struggle, leading to a disastrous dinner. Meanwhile, as James and Astrid prepare for more money, more date nights, and less diapers, Astrid comes to terms with the truth: she wants another baby.

Directors: Renuka Jeyapalan
Truth
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7.24
21 votes

#19 - Truth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2022

While Astrid is away on a business trip, James struggles to keep the Tooth Fairy tradition alive.

Directors: Melanie Orr
Bodies
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6.84
25 votes

#20 - Bodies

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/2022

James is summoned to Marla’s office, where she tells him to dress more professional and less like a dad — especially at Gero’s Grocery’s upcoming groundbreaking event. Having not shopped for himself in a long time, James turns to Ennis, who offers to help James update his style. While James takes the kids on his shopping trip, Astrid works out with a trainer recommended by Dawn. She’s desperate to get back into shape, but after an embarrassing situation during their workout session, Astrid books an appointment with a pelvic floor.

Directors: Melanie Orr

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