Monthly Archives: June 2014

#48 – Mike Heenan – At-Home Dad Matters

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 48 - Mike Heenan - At-Home Dad Matters

Ryan Hamilton surprises Art Eddy with a surprise guest host. It is none other than Life of Dad co-founder David Guest. While they both are enjoying their vacations in St. Louis, both Ryan and David jump on the show. The guys bring on Mike Heenan from At-Home Dad Matters.

Mike tells the guys from Life of Dad about some of his blogs such as “A Bit About Family Traditions: See The Forest For The Trees”, “Oren’s Corner: A Bittersweet Dedication”, and “An open letter to Rap Music For the sake of my daughters, I’m kicking you to the curb”.

Mike also talks about his incredible beer glass creations and about him being in the phenomenal book about modern fatherhood, Dads Behaving Dadly.

#47 – Brent Almond – Designer Daddy

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 47 - Brent Almond - Designer Daddy

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about what Ryan is doing on his summer vacation and how he might soon be traveling into space. Plus they bring on Brent Almond from Designer Daddy.

The guys chat with Brent about his blog, his recent wedding, and certain posts like “25 Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!” and “Which Kids’ Movie Song From The Last 12 Months Is The Best?”, his SuperLunchNotes he draws for his son, and the funds from the Give Forward campaign he started up to help out our friend and founder of the Dad Bloggers group, Oren Miller.

#46 – Hogan Hilling & Al Watts – Dads Behaving Dadly

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 46 - Hogan Hilling & Al Watts - Dads Behaving Dadly

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about Ryan’s trip with Life of Dad Co-founder David Guest to the Working Families Summit: A Fatherhood Lead-Up Event at The White House. Ryan tells Art about his amazing experience at the summit.

The guys then bring Al Watts and Hogan Hilling to discuss their new book — Dads Behaving DADLY: 67 Truths, Tears and Triumphs of Modern Fatherhood. The mission of the book project was to reveal the truths, tears and triumphs of modern fatherhood we had heard for years to a public that had yet to completely change its opinion of dads as bumbling, incompetent parents.

Dads of different socio-economic backgrounds, races and family structures began sending us hundreds of stories which candidly described successes they achieved as actively, involved parents and how they felt about them. Their honest, heart-warming, and humorous stories provide an in-depth look into how fatherhood has changed over the years.

A new image of fatherhood will emerge as you read the stories Dads Behaving DADLY. No longer will you see dads as stoic, inept, incompetent, hands-off parents. You will see dads are in the trenches; changing diapers, teaching independence and sacrificing career advancement to do what it takes to be involved parents. You will learn how dads parent differently and how it provides unique benefits for their children.

#45 – Sean Francois – Hoop Heads North

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 45 - Sean Francois - Hoop Heads North

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about Ryan’s and Life of Dad co-founder David Guest’s upcoming trip to the White House for the Working Families Summit. Ryan tells Art how that great honor came to be.

The guys also bring on Sean Francois from Hoop Heads North. It is a site that focuses on the Toronto Raptors and everything NBA. Sean is father of 2, Husband, Hip Hop enthusiast, and Sneakerhead. His teams are the Bulls, Raptors, NY Rangers, 49ers, Barca, and UNC Basketball.

Sean talks with the guys about his time rocking the mic on stage with a member from the Wu-Tang Clan, fatherhood, the power of social media, and more.