Category Archives for "Fatherhood"

Podcast 092: The Good Dad Project with Larry Hagner

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Larry Hagner, author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of the Good Dad Project. The Good Dad Project is dedicated to helping men become the best version of themselves so they can show up big for their kids.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how becoming a dad himself, lead Larry on a path of learning about Fatherhood that then evolved into him starting The Good Dad Project
  2. how men feel "parental guilt" just as much as women and what you can do to overcome it
  3. what you can do as a dad to be proactive with your family (kids AND spouse) so everyone is happy and feeling supported

Resources mentioned in our conversation:

About Larry Hagner:

Larry Hagner is an author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of the Good Dad Project. The Good Dad Project is dedicated to helping men become the best version of themselves so they can show up big for their kids. Larry grew up in a fatherless environment for most of his life and when he became a father himself 11 years ago he had no idea what to do. All he knew is that he didn't want to fail. He dove into self-improvement; he worked with coaches and mentors, and created the Good Dad Project to help other men with their struggles.

Larry is also the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: "The Dad's Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories."

And his podcast, The Good Dad Project Podcast, has been featured as one of the top podcasts on iTunes in the family section.

Guests on his show have included New York Times Bestselling Authors, Navy Seals, Top UFC/MMA Fighters, and Top Olympic Athletes.

 Larry is a father of 4 boys: (Ethan 10, Mason 9, Lawson 3, and Colton – 1). He enjoys spending time with his family in any capacity and truly wants to make a difference in the lives of other Dads.

Podcast 079: Dr. Jay Warren: On Fatherhood-How Becoming a Dad Has Changed Me

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is…ME! And my son, Niko, joins me too!

(Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” podcast. His 3 1/2 year old son, Niko is also on the podcast today.)

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. This is not an episode on how fatherhood will change YOU. I simply share how fatherhood has changed ME.
  2. How Niko’s birth changed my career and is the reason why you are listening to this podcast today.
  3. The ways in which being a father brings more focus, happiness and joy as well as frustration and fatigue all at the same time.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

Podcast 058: Be a Better Dad by Being a Better YOU | Dr. Scott Vatcher, Wake Up Dad Show

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Scott Vatcher, wellness expert, pediatric chiropractor, dad, husband and host of the podcast, The Wake Up Dad Show, which focuses on dads who want more for themselves and their families. 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Dr. Vatcher’s “5 P’s” of being a Dad and how they can keep you focused on what matters in your life
  2. How outdated models of fatherhood are making it harder for today’s dad to be effective and happy in parenthood
  3. Which area of life new fathers have the hardest time with and what they can do about it

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Scott Vatcher:

Dr. Scott Vatcher is a coach, mentor, wellness expert, international speaker, pediatric chiropractor, entrepreneur and podcaster.  On top of all that he finds the time to be dad and a husband, a fitness advocate and he runs a number of successful businesses.  

His newest podcast called The Wake Up Dad Show focuses on Dads who want more for themselves and their families.  

Podcast 052: For Dads: Intimacy after Children-You Deserve the Sex you Want | Kimberly Johnson

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Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Rolfer, doula, yoga teacher and mother.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What Moms really say about their desire for sex after the baby is born
  2. How understanding what Mom needs in the post-partum window helps Dad get what he needs
  3. More than making “Date Night” happen – simple ways to reestablish intimacy in your relationship now that you’re parents together

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner.

She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher.

She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women’s sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing.

After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

Podcast 030: For Dads: How to Ease Your Transition into Fatherhood | Dr. Daniel Singley

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Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Daniel Singley, a San Diego-based psychologist, Director of the Center for Men’s Excellence and an expert in men’s mental health with a particular emphasis the transition to fatherhood.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The psychology of masculinity and how it makes fatherhood challenging for many of today’s dads
  2. How post-partum “baby blues” can happen to dads as well and how to prevent it
  3. A 2006 study showing how important it is to the baby’s physical and emotional health for the dad to be involved right away

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Daniel Singley

Dr. Daniel Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood.

He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc. nonprofit in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners.

He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Division on the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity as well as Postpartum Support International.  

In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to surf, cook, and take his two boys on hikes to throw rocks at things.

 

Podcast 008: Dr. Ryan French: A Dad’s Perspective on Birth

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My guest on this episode is Dr. Ryan French, family chiropractor practicing in Bolton, Ontario..

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Dr. Ryan’s personal experience with his wife’s 5 pregnancies and 4 births
  2. What he believed made the labors, deliveries and births so different
  3. Advice to the birth partners on what they can do to help mom in labor and delivery

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Dr. Ryan French

Dr. Ryan French is a family chiropractor practicing in Bolton, Ontario.  

Together with his team of incredible support staff and associate doctors, he has built the largest family chiropractic practice in the area.

He is a health coach, mentor, teacher, and writer.

Dr. Ryan received his doctorate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He has a post-doctorate fellowship in pregnancy and pediatric care through the ICPA, certification in the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique, certification to practice Clinical Acupuncture and many other courses in nutrition, exercise, and preventive health care.

His hobbies include coaching, hockey, fishing, golf, and never-ending learning!

He is blessed with an incredible family, including loving wife Suzanne, and 4 beautiful children: Jessica, Jackson, Jordyn and Jacob.