Monthly Archives: March 2016

#140 – Nick Browne – Papa Brownie

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 140 - Nick Browne - Papa Brownie

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about their nomination for the Iris Awards, then they bring on a great dad and a fellow Iris Award nominee, Nick Browne aka Papa Brownie from The Poppin’ Bottles Dad-Cast.

Nick and his co-host Benjamin Mullen are up for an Iris Award in the Parenting Podcast category.

Nick talks with the guys about the nomination, his new video web series called “Why?”, as well as his recent blog post — “I Mean, Honestly, Who Throws A Shoe?!” — and much more.

Follow Nick Browne on Twitter at @brownie_22, Facebook, and Also, check out his podcast at

#139 – Barry & Krystle Ricks – The Clown Car

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 139 - Barry & Krystle Ricks - The Clown Car

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Barry and Krystle Ricks from The Clown Car podcast.

Their mission is that parenting is hard but their goal is to figure it out before they die. Their podcast is to share their crazy ride in the clown car.

Barry and Krystle Ricks have four kids (ages 8,6,4, and 2). When it comes to parenting, they are EXPERTS at guessing, winging it, and pretending they know what they’re doing.

Barry works full-time as a Marketing Directing for a local business, and Krystle works full-time as a Household Engineer.

Follow Barry and Krystle Ricks on Twitter @theclowncar, Facebook, and listen to their show at Also, check out Barry’s other podcast The Closet Geek at

#138 – Christopher Veal – Daditude Coach

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 138 - Christopher Veal - Daditude Coach

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Christopher Veal from They talk about Christopher‘s life as a dad, the work he does in helping parents out, and the Daditude movement.

Christopher cares about fatherhood and how we can impact our children and our children’s children. The Daditude movement was created from a deeply held, personal belief that there is nothing that can positively impact our world more than great parenting.

Even before his daughter was born, he knew he wanted to impact her development and truly partner with his wife to give their daughter all the tools to lead a strong, stable, and beautiful life. He also wanted the gift of spending valuable time with her, getting to know her and allowing her the chance to truly know her father. Having served nine years as an active duty Marine, he wasn’t necessarily connected to his vulnerability — but he knew to create this relationship with his family, he would have to man up and get in touch with his vulnerable side — and he couldn’t be more grateful that he did. It has allowed him the chance to form a bond with his daughter that has created a powerful connection between them and has showed her that a man doesn’t always have to be about machismo and bravado.

Christopher is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, has an MBA and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and 25 years of experience in the military, public, and private sectors. He also volunteers his time as a coach and facilitator for Boot Camp for New Dads — a program created to help men prepare for the adventure of fatherhood. Since becoming a father, he has learned that his gift as a speaker and a coach is best used to help other dads, around the world, become the best fathers they can be by discovering, claiming, and expanding their own unique Daditude.

Follow Christopher Veal on Twitter@realdaditude, Facebook, and

#137 – Mark Timm – You and Your Family Can Win at Home

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 137 - Mark Timm - You and Your Family Can Win at Home

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on the phenomenal father, businessman, personal coach, speaker, and writer, Mark Timm, to chat about how he and his wife incorporated what they learned in business and applied it to their family.

Mark Timm is the CEO of the most valuable business in the world, his family. He also is the President and CEO of the company he co-founded 15 years ago, Cottage Garden, Inc.

For years Mark has been experimenting with innovative ways to leverage his business success to win at home. It all fell into place a few years ago when he incorporated his family into a business and began thinking of his family as the most valuable business in the world.

Since that point the results have been nothing less than staggering for him and for his family.

However, it is important to know that this has not always been the case for them. He spent years challenged by integrating my business life and family life.

There were days that he would make more than 100 decisions in his business with confidence and clarity but he would struggle to make the first three decisions that hit him as he walked into the door of his own home.

He also struggled with his leadership role at home. At work there was a clear structure and chain of command, but at home the structure was fuzzy and the chain of command was anything but clear.

Thankfully, that chaos ended for him and his wife when he discovered a way to bring these two worlds together.

Mark Timm has set up a page exclusively for Life of Dad listeners. He has prepared a FREE eBook and a special Family Meeting Guide that is only available to you as a listener. Click here to get the goods!

Also, be sure to follow Mark Timm on Twitter@themarktimm, Facebook, and

#136 – Don Gulledge – JustPlainOleDon

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 136 - Don Gulledge - JustPlainOleDon

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Don Gulledge from the blog JustPlainOleDon.

Don absolutely adores his children and he loves his family. As he states, he would literally jump into a volcano for them if it would spare their lives. He is an avid fan of the arts, sports keeps him interested, and he just recently found a passion for biking. He created this website to show the world how cool it is to just be a good person.

Don also has a couple of podcasts as well. One is called The Three In A Pod Show he does with his kids and the other is one he does with his brother called What’s Good?

The guys talk to Don about his website, his family, and what made him start up his podcasts. They even talk a bit on the sneakerhead culture.

Follow Don Gulledge on Twitter@JUSTPLAINOLEDON or