In this episode our Father Feature highlights Ken Cocoran. He’s a dad of two daughters and his mission is to get youth girls wrestling sanctioned as a sport in schools across the nation. Plus, kids tend to get two main “talks” when it comes to sex. John Van Arnam things there should be a “Third Talk”….
In this episode we have a Father Feature as we meet “Brad the Dad.” He can teach you and your daughter to dance… but he says it’s more than just the time on the dance floor that’s special. It’s the timeless way it can open up conversations. Plus, if you’ve got kids that love to drive you to your last nerve…
We recorded this podcast before the COVID-19 pandemic began truly affecting our nation. But the topic might have been the most appropriate. With most of our kids now spending time at home and not in school, you may have noticed that requests for screen time have gone up. We talk to Isaac who created a way for you “help” your kids get of their apps and get moving…
While, as a nation, we are behind the times when it comes to paid parental leave, there is a company in West Michigan that gets it. Fifth Third Bank offers an incredible parental leave policy that has many wondering why others aren’t doing the same. On this podcast, we speak with Fifth Third Bank’s Regional President Tom Welch who knows a thing or two about having kids… Read More
This episode of the DADUP podcast brings in the big brains. Join hosts Todd, Jimmy, and Jason as they interview Yale University’s Dr. Kyle Pruett. He’s a practicing child psychologist who sees firsthand how positive the effects of an involved father can be. Read More
The first episode of the DADUP podcast starts in the toilet. Well, technically that’s where we want it to end up. Join hosts Todd, Jimmy, and Jason as they dive right into the world of potty training. Believe it or not, there are professionals that can help you if you’re running into some resistance when it comes to the porcelain throne. We talked to Allison Jandu, a potty training consultant who really knows her… Read More
Full disclosure: I write this as my nearly three year old daughter is upstairs, on the couch, watching Frozen for the millionth time because she can’t go outside and play. She’s got a broken leg (and a sweet purple, sparkly cast).
So she’s been getting some extra screen time lately.
This is the first time my wife and I have dealt with a child with a broken bone and it comes with some interesting revelations.
Sure, it’s a great resource, but with access comes all of the hazards. Cyberbullying. Sexual Predators. Adult Content. Online Dares. If the thought of protecting your daughters from all of those dangers and the many others that are out there, it wouldn’t hurt to look for some help. Bark may be the answer for you.
There’s a company called Michigan [AR] Scavenger Hunt and they promise a truly unique and immersive outdoor experience. The scavenger hunt combines the latest augmented reality and geo-location technologies to create an adventure exploring the most interesting areas in West Michigan.
Sounds great, right? So I took my daughter Grace and her bestie Brielle to try it out and here’s what we discovered.
The door opened and the sound of the wind was deafening. It blasted against my body as I stepped out onto the plane’s landing gear. Grasping on to the strut under the wing, I looked down to see the patchwork of Midwest farmland and knew that there was no turning back. This would be my first unassisted skydive.
I felt… confident.