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Episode 11 – The Transition to Two Kids

Just when we think we have a handle on things, that second baby enters the scene to shake things up. On one hand, we feel more prepared—we already kept one alive for this long. On the other hand, the idea of twice as much of everything is... overwhelming. Patrick and...

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Episode 10 – Cultivating A Sense of Adventure

We're overworked, overbooked, and overtired. Who has energy for adventures? In an age where every hour is accounted for, it's tough to imagine spur-of-the-moment anything with the kiddos. At least it is for John. Patrick swoops into this episode to share some of his...

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Episode 9 – Raising Feminist Boys

The #MeToo era has convinced a lot of men around the world to look in the mirror and ask themselves some pretty tough questions: What's masculinity? What's manhood? What power dynamics have I taken advantage of? What behaviors have I left unchallenged because it was...

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Episode 8 – Healthy Relationships With Food

We all want to raise kids who love to eat vegetables and "just say no" to junk food, but has anyone really figured out how to do that? With the plethora of modern-day foods to choose from, why does it feel more difficult than ever to get your kids to eat healthy? In...

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Episode 7 – The Power of Kids’ Books

In our increasingly plugged-in world, it's refreshing to know that books are still as integral to the parenting experience as ever. Whether we're reading a book about trucks for the nine hundred thousandth time or fighting through the tears as we try to get through...

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Episode 6 – Discovering Music

Hooking your kids onto your favorite music is a parenting perk that almost makes up for all the terrible kids songs you're subjected to hearing. Patrick and John chat about their passion for music, the fun of sharing it with our kids, and the surprises that come from...

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Episode 5 – Appetite for Destruction

Before we had kids, we had these images in our heads of what parenthood was going to look like. Holding our daughter's hand as she plants a seed in the garden. Hoisting our son onto our shoulders so he can pretend to be an airplane. But for some of us, parenthood...

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Episode 4 – FOMO For Parents

What role does fear of missing out (FOMO) play in parents lives when the task of time management is already a practice in insanity. This week, John and Patrick talk about the ridiculousness moments that make us stop and think about what it really means to miss out on...

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Episode 3 – Who Are These Guys?!

Becoming a parent brings a pretty massive shift to our sense of self and purpose in life. Patrick and John reflect on the journey that brought each of them to fatherhood and podcasting. Becoming a parent brings a pretty massive shift to our sense of self and purpose...

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Episode 2 – Who’s in Control?

We go into parenting preparing as best we can, despite the fact that nothing can truly prepare us. In this episode, John and Patrick tackle the concept of control—over situations, kids, or... anything. Plus, more poop stories! (Stay tuned: subsequent episodes will...

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