February 10, 2020
Alex invites Dr. John Luiza, an OBGYN, who shares his own story on becoming a father. He also talks about how to you can be a supportive partner, not only during the birthing process, but also before and postpartum.
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February 3, 2020
Alex shares some sad news that he and his wife had a miscarriage. He shares how he and his wife are dealing with the tragedy and what this experience is like from the perspective of a father.
January 6, 2020
Alex speaks with Bobby Frankenberger, a contestant on season 2 of America's Next Top Podcaster, a podcaster, and stay at home dad. The two talk about how to approach educating your kids through critical thinking techniques, how Bobby was intimidated with becoming a father, and how Bobby wishes the notion of "stay at home dad" was normalized in today's society.
December 30, 2019
Alex invites Jamie Brand, also known as TMS Mashups, to join the conversation. They discuss the challenges that Jamie faced in building a bond with his son when he was born compared to his daughter and how Jamie works hard to reinforce the love that he has for his son. Jamie also brings the conversation full circle when discussing how he sees a lot of his parenting style influenced by how he was raised by his own father.
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December 23, 2019
Alex speaks to Michael Miller, a listener of The Dad Chronicle, who reached out to Alex asking to share his story on the show. Michael lost his first wife early in his life and left him with 2 very young children. He talks about how he was able to cope with this tremendous loss and meet his 2nd wife and merge their families. He also talks about his own father disappearing when Michael was younger and how he was able to reconnect and forgive his father many years later.
December 16, 2019
Alex speaks with therapist and new father, Eli Weinstein, to discuss how important the topic of therapy is for new parents, especially fathers. Eli talks about his experience becoming a father and how he didn't expect to feel the way he did. He also talks about "de-stygmatizing" therapy for men and what that can do for your relationship with your partner. And finally, Eli shares his really fun experience being on The Kelly Clarkson show.
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December 9, 2019
Alex speaks with Darryl Herrington and Michael Balusek, the founders of an organization called Heart Crate, which focuses on supporting children forced into the foster system by sending them toys and other items that they're interested in. Both men share their experience growing up in tough, and sometimes abusive situations. They share how to spot and report instances of child abuse. They also talk about Heart Crate and how you can get involved in supporting these kids.
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November 25, 2019
Alex speaks with fellow podcaster, Travis Crawford, better known as TVsTravis, about his experience as a stepfather and coparent. His situation is quite a unique one, in which he shares how important consistency and communication is to coparenting.
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November 18, 2019
Podcaster and entrepreneur, Patrick Beja, joins the show for a discussion on his challenging experiences so far as a new parent. He talks about how it was tough for him and his wife early on in his son's life, the way he is able to juggle the work/life balance of an entrepreneur, and what ways he's taking his experiences living amongst various cultures into the way he parents his son.
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