Monthly Archives: November 2015

#122 – Eric Bennion – DiaryDad’s Dadventures



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 122 - Eric Bennion - DiaryDad's Dadventures

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes and things they look forward to on that day. Then they bring on Eric Bennion from DiaryDad’s Dadventures.

Eric talks to the guys about his work for #MovemberDads, his new podcast — But Daddy Why? — with co-host Pat Jacobs, and much more.

Storytelling has always been a passion for Eric. Growing up, his nose was always in a book, wrapped up in some fantastic story. As a father, he finds himself telling and reading stories to his children trying to ignite that little flame within them that has served him so well.

He was drawn to History in his college years because it is the discipline we use to tell our stories. He believes it was an important part of how he learned to view the world and his place in it. He has learned that there is a story in everything and the world is full of new things to learn.

Follow Eric Bennion on Twitter @ DiaryDad and on DiaryDad.com.


#121 – Allan Squire – The Blake Allan Project



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 121 - Allan Squire - The Blake Allan Project

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton chat about Ryan’s upcoming speaking engagement at Dad 2.0 Summit 2016 in Washington D.C. Then the guys bring on Allan Squire from the The Blake Allan Project.

The Blake Allan Project and the Blake Squire Initiative LLC was founded by Executive Vice President Allan Darold Jonathan Squire. Mr. Squire is a proud father of one and his passion is to help parents during their difficult situations. During the trials of broken relationships such as separations, estrangements and divorce, he has developed a system to help get parents through those complicated and frustrating times and in the process keep a strong, healthy bond between them and their children.

Mr. Allan Squire has been in some form of leadership and management over the last 30 years in Telecommunications, Health & Fitness, Quality Assurance, Health Security Specialist & Training, and Sales & Marketing arenas. Mr. Squire has received countless awards for his achievements, however his passion is being a family man and proud father of one.


#120 – Andrea Nair – Connect Four Parenting – Taming Tantrums



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 120 - Andrea Nair - Connect Four Parenting - Taming Tantrums

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton welcome writer, parenting educator, and psychotherapist, Andrea Nair M.A., CCC, to the show. Andrea Nair decided to make the leap from her ten-year high-school teaching career into the psychotherapy field after growing more interested in the fascinating dynamic between her students and their parents. After completing a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychotherapy, she began seeing clients in private practice.

And then her children were born.

Andrea jokes that her two boys decided she was going to become a parenting educator, not her. Out of desperation and necessity, Andrea dove into research, books and her colleague’s offices when her own maternal instinct didn’t seem to be kicking in. She found parenting way more challenging than fun and needed to turn that around–for herself and her family.

Andrea found that the Internet and store bookshelves were flooded with parenting information that was often too hard to understand and even harder to implement (with sleep deprivation and a screaming three-year-old throwing things at her).

Convinced parenting didn’t have to be this difficult, she committed to translating what we know about brain-science, positive parenting methods, family dynamics, the ghosts in our closets, and relationships with our partners into usable, practical solutions that parents could use with one eye open.

Andrea Nair created Connect Four Parenting to help parents raise their children the best way they can. To learn more about the pillars of Connect Four Parenting, please visit AndreaNair.com, and follow her on Twitter @ andreanair and Facebook.

Also, be sure to check out her new top-rated educational app — “Taming Tantrums” on iTunes and Google Play — for some excellent parenting solutions to reduce toddler freak-outs.


#119 – Ryan E. Hamilton – Life of Dad



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 119 - Ryan E. Hamilton - Life of Dad

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton discuss the fantastic guests they’ve had so far on The Life of Dad After Show and the great community support they’ve received through the years.

Art asks Ryan to tell the audience a few fun facts that people might not know about him, so Ryan tells his story of growing up in Ferguson, Missouri, how he and his friend Bill Denk invented the app store, and how his friend Gibby Miller invented the first-ever social networking website.

Ryan draws the parallels between Life of Dad and Gibby‘s site, MakeOutClub, and how each site was built for the sheer love of the communities they serve.

Here at Life of Dad, we don’t do it for the money. We don’t do it for the fame. We do it for the love of the game.

Thank you for listening. Enjoy the show!