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Episode 20 – Family Vacations

The anticipation! The excitement! The 'womp, womp.' Vacationing with kids is a whole new experience, loaded with emotions and expectations spanning the full spectrum. Patrick and John reflect on past trips with their young families, touching on the wonder and the...

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Episode 19 – Kids Birthday Parties

Whether you're planning or attending a birthday party for the kiddos, the experience can be more than a tad overwhelming. Celebrating these significant milestones while not getting carried away is a challenge—especially when you're hosting. Who gets invited? What's...

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Episode 18 – Sharing a Passion for Movies

Introducing your children to movies is yet another awesome responsibility. After all, nobody wants their kids to grow up having awful taste in cinema. So how do you start their motion picture journey? Patrick and John think back to the magical experiences they had...

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Episode 17 – Judging Other Parents

IT'S JUDGMENT DAY, WINGLETS. It doesn't take long for new parents to start getting relentlessly judged. Before we leave the hospital, we find out we aren't swaddling the baby with the latest, hottest technique. Or we aren't breastfeeding her properly. Or we're putting...

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Episode 16 – Screen Time

These days it seems screens are like cigarettes for kids. Are they the health-hazard we're hearing about all the time in the news or a new technology for us to embrace. Let's get real on what it means to parent kids with 21st century technology. John and Patrick share...

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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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