Monthly Archives: May 2017

#195 – Chris Read – Canadian Dad



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 195 - Chris Read - Canadian Dad

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton welcome back the Canadian Dad himself, Chris Read. This is Read‘s fifth time on the After Show. The guys chat with Chris about balancing work and family, pop culture, video games, coding, the difference between Canadian and American candy, Buffalo wings and so much more.

On his website Chris looks to share his stories of fatherhood. It’s a place where he can talk about the products and stories that he likes. It gives him a voice, to speak about the evolving role of fatherhood. It lets him talk about other great Dads and allows him to share stories of Canadians who are doing amazing things!

Most importantly, his blog allows him to flex the creative muscles in his brain while at the same time writing about the things he loves. It has challenged him to look at life in a way that he had never dreamed and has made me a better father & person.

He loves interacting with all of his readers and social media followers and has learned so much from all of you!

Follow Chris Read on Twitter @CanadianDadBlog, Facebook, and CanadianDad.com.


#194 – Heather Haupt – Knights in Training



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 194 - Heather Haupt - Knights in Training

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton chat with Heather Haupt, author of the upcoming book, Knights in Training. The book looks at an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, and how we can equip boys to pursue valor and courageously put the needs of others before their own.

Knights in Training helps parents to inspire their boys by captivating their imagination and honoring their love for adventure. Heather Haupt explores how knights historically lived out various aspects of the knights’ Code of Chivalry, as depicted in the French epic Song of Roland, and how boys can embody these same ideals now.

When we issue the challenge and give boys the reasons why it is worth pursuing, we step forward on an incredible journey towards raising the kind of boys who, just like the knights of old, make an impact in their world now and for the rest of their lives.

Heather Haupt is the mother of three knights in training and a spunky little princess. She wants to raise children who will make a difference in this world. As an educator, writer, and popular conference speaker, she inspires parents to pursue a loving and holistic approach to education and parenting. She has taught in a variety of settings ranging from preschool nature classes all the way up to college biology labs and now homeschools her four children. She lives in the Dallas area with her family and writes at HeatherHaupt.com.

Knights in Training comes out on May 30th, 2017, and you can get the book on HeatherHaupt.com or wherever books are sold.


#193 – Jose Prendes – Kid Kon



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 193 - Jose Prendes - Kid Kon

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk with Jose Prendes, founder of Kid Kon.

Kid Kon is the first-ever fan convention of its kind; a convention with the young fans in mind. Jose and Jessica Prendes are fans of popular entertainment, they take their two kids to conventions all the time, and half the time their kids are bored out of their minds because the programming is usually skewed toward an older audience.

They decided that this needed to change. The goal of Kid Kon is to throw the biggest fandom party any kid has ever seen, celebrating the popular arts like comic books, movies, books, video games, and TV shows that kids are rabid fans of, and giving them a once in a lifetime chance to meet their favorite celebrities in person.

For more info go to kid-kon.com.


#192 – Lon Davis – Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 192 - Lon Davis - Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk with Lon Davis, the loving father behind Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes.

Lon and his family never knew that when their 3-year-old son wanted to be Wall-E for Halloween and they built a costume around his wheelchair that it was the beginning of an epic journey of discovery. Not just discovery of what they can build and design around a wheelchair, but the discovery of how that simple wheelchair costume would forever change their son’s outlook toward life.

His self-esteem skyrocketed, his peers, who used to look at him differently, suddenly looked at him in awe and saw him as just another kid with an incredible Halloween costume. He became proud of his costume and shared it with everyone he met. It was in that moment that they realized this was not just a Halloween costume made of cardboard, paint, and plastic. It was so much more, and it would forever change our lives.

They wanted to share that same experience with other families. They have come a long way over the years, and they have so much further to go. The goal of Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes is to build unique costumes for every special needs kid who would like one, free of charge to the families.

Go to WalkinRollin.org to see how you can help Lon and his family assist other families with costumes for their children.


#191 – Chris Pegula – Diaper Dude



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 191 - Chris Pegula - Diaper Dude

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk with Chris Pegula, founder of Diaper Dude, about his new book, Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years. Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don’t have to lose yourself when you become a father. Picking up where his first book, From Dude to Dad, left off, this new guide is once again written in Pegula‘s everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines.

They also talk about another one of Pegula‘s venture called True Dude. When future generations talk about men of the 21st century, what will they say? How will our children, mass media and cultural storytellers recall our influence as men, fathers, husbands and partners? True Dude is out to shape the story that is told by recognizing and honoring men who make a positive impact on their families and communities. We are celebrating men who act on their instincts to respect and care for those around them.

Chris Pegula is the creator of Diaper Dude, America’s most high-profile line of hip gear for cool dads. He lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA. Diaper Dude bags have been featured on Oprah, Rachael Ray Show, Today, MSNBC, and more.