The COVID-19 Chronicles

A couple of dads figuring out how to balance life with their families amidst a damn pandemic.

Episode 115 – Learning How to Adult Again

Remember what it was like to be an adult without kids around? It's easy to forget after a year and a half of relative social isolation. As a parent of young kids, time to be an adult with other adults was already rare. Patrick and John bring Jeff Deutsch back onto the...

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114 // Re-entry

The pandemic continues to abate in the US, now to the point where some degree of normalcy is sliding back in. What will the transition look like? John and Patrick process the momentous re-entry stage they are now in as they are able to operate in the world again...

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Episode 113 – Pandemic Baby

Leaving the hospital with a new baby is already a surreal experience. Taking those steps out into a world where a pandemic was just declared brings a new level of intensity. Patrick and John bring Ash Kosiewicz onto the show to share his experience over the last year...

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Episode 112 – Putting Parenting Advice to the Test

Reading great parenting advice is one thing; using that advice isn't as easy. After exploring some ancient parenting techniques shared in "Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans" by Michaleen...

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Episode 111 – Rethinking Modern Parenting

What if much of what we take for granted as parenting in the US is... wrong? John and Patrick take a step back to consider how we even arrived at the modern day parenting playbook, and they dive further into the recent book, "Hunt Gather Parent: What Ancient Cultures...

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Episode 110 – A Healthy Dose of Risk-taking

Some of our most basic parenting instincts focus on keeping children safe from danger. At the same time, in order to support our kids as they learn new skills we're often faced with the balancing act of introducing physical and mental risks. Patrick and John bring...

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Episode 109 – The Battle to Raise Helpful Kids

Why does so much of parenting feel like a battle of wills? Getting kids to contribute around the house—or even clean up their own mess—is a struggle amplified to greater volumes now that we've been stuck home for so much of the last year. Thankfully, John and Patrick...

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Episode 108 – Dad Bod

Alright, so there's staying healthy and then there's trying to look good as the years start adding up. But what does looking good even mean anyway? Patrick and John bring on occupational therapist Joe Rich to share some tips and dig into what the heck we're all even...

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Episode 108 – Pandemic Pets

Pet adoptions are skyrocketing during our pandemic lives. In households already occupied with raising little beings, the choice to add animals into the mix gets complicated. So what goes into making the decision to bring a pet into our families now? John and Patrick...

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Episode 106 – Just Lifting It

How are those new year exercise goals going? Just Winging It is back to lift you up! Or... maybe just to make you feel better about yourself? Patrick and John kick off season four with physical therapist Denis Long to talk about how to setup and stick with a good...

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