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Episode 15 – Irrational Fears

There's a lot to be fearful about when it comes to raising another human being. And it feels like the more information we have access to, the longer that list of fears has become. Patrick and John sort through the many fears parents shared with them, and chat...

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Episode 14 – Answering the “Why” Question

Nobody told us we need to know the answer to every question our kids ask us. But why does it feel like we sorta do need to know? John and Patrick work through their approach to responding to that favorite follow-up "why" question that kids have, and why talking about...

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Episode 13 – Self-Care: Finding Balance

Remember that person we used to be good friends with who had no kids, no commitments, and seemingly endless supplies of free time? Things have changed, and our sense of self can feel pretty much non-existent amidst the balancing act that parenting brings. Patrick and...

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Episode 12 – Dealing With Tantrums

You're having a picture-perfect day out with the family when suddenly that adorable kiddo turns into a screaming banshee. Trapped in a public space, there's no place to run and hide. Tempted as you are to walk away and pretend they aren't your kid, you've got to deal...

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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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