Episode 48 – A New Dad

Entering parenthood is rough. No matter how prepared you think you are, the first few weeks home are utter, sleep-deprived chaos. Jeff Deutsch returns to the show, now as a new dad, to talk to John and Patrick about the reality of this deeply challenging transition...

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Episode 47 – Catching Up

Sometimes we just need to take a bit of time to catch up: with our kids, our partners, our selves, and our co-hosts. John and Patrick catch up on their latest adventures including a vacation, a science fair, and an unfortunate poop. Sometimes we just need to take a...

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Episode 46 – Reconnecting With Your Partner

Remember that person you have a relationship with outside of co-parent? It's all too easy to lose touch with that person when you're both so focused on the daily demands of parenting life. Patrick and John talk through how they try to keep strong connections with...

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Episode 45 – Finding Some Inspiration

Every now and then it's nice to recharge with a dose of inspiration—open our minds to some new ways of thinking. Not that there's much time for that as a parent. John shares with Patrick his experience traveling to a conference recently, featuring a healthy serving of...

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Episode 44 – How to Winter

Winter with children can be a magical thing, filled with sledding, snow angels, and hot cocoa. But magic takes work, and a ridiculous amount of laundry. Patrick and John chat about how they enjoy (and make it through) winter with the kiddos with a variety of outdoor...

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43 // Beating Cancer

We all know someone who has fought cancer. It carries a particularly heavy weight in life, taking away far too many people we love and remaining high on our list of fears. What happens when it strikes us? John recounts his episode with cancer ten years ago as he was...

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Episode 42 – Dad-to-be

The decision to become a parent is probably the biggest one we make in our lives. And we each have a unique series of events that bring us to that decision point. Patrick and John bring on Dad-to-be, Jeff Deutsch, to hear what led him to the decision a little later in...

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Episode 41 – Tidying Up

She's taken America by storm with her novel approach to tidying up. Now Marie Kondo joins John and Patrick for a conversation about how she manages the spotlight, the fame, and the clean house, all while raising her children. That would be a pretty great conversation....

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Episode 40 – Handling Playdates

Were playdates even a thing when we were kids? Getting together with our friends sure seemed simpler then, but maybe that's because we weren't the parents who had to deal with the dynamics of organizing with other families. Patrick and John navigate the interesting,...

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Episode 39 – Choosing A Preschool

Obsessing about the best preschool option for our kids is probably not something most parents anticipate happening. But once the time comes to make a choice, the same part of our brain that craves reviews (Yelp!) before going out to eat or purchasing a product kicks...

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