4Co-Parenting. While parenting is the simple act of being a parent to a child, co-parenting is actually doing some of the work. Co-parenting is now one of the fastest growing hobbies among big firm associates, with a fifty-three percent increase in co-parenting being reported as a hobby between 2007 and 2010. Why? We’re not quite sure, other than displaced attorneys in a downward spiraling market led to no choice for some lawyers to help out around the house. Instead of watching reruns of the Apprentice all day, “getting in some awesome co-parenting” became a common phrase passed around New York in the fall of 2009. It has since stuck.