Just Winging It: Dads Podcast
58 // Mindfulness

58 // Mindfulness

June 30, 2019

Healthy eating and exercise will get you pretty far in life, yet there's still the major mental challenge in our day-to-day that is stress.

In this latest of the healthy living trilogy of episodes, Patrick and John navigate practicing mindfulness to stay present (and sane) amidst hectic parenting life.

57 // Finding a Healthy Diet

57 // Finding a Healthy Diet

June 23, 2019

Working out is one aspect of taking care of yourself and living a while, but a healthy diet is equally important. And with this too, being a parent means we've got to model what it looks like to eat right. So... what does it look like?

John and Patrick talk about their continuing journeys to find healthier diets; from junk food college days to the modern day foodie adult times. Needless to say, they've still got some work to do.

56 // Working Out

56 // Working Out

June 16, 2019

We all know we're supposed to get in some exercise every week in order to live long, healthy, happy lives. How exactly do we pull it off when work and parenting devour most of our days?

Patrick and John haven't necessarily figured this one out all the way (as you can tell looking at them), but in this episode they talk about how they've managed to cobble together some workout routines that get in that critical physical activity even amidst full schedules.

55 // Prioritizing Human Connection

55 // Prioritizing Human Connection

June 9, 2019

When's the last time you had a real conversation with your neighbor? Or asked someone at work more than the obligatory, "How are you?" These days that kind of connection to people in our real everyday lives can feel pretty distant.

John and Patrick reflect on how they operate in their day-to-day with people beyond their close family and friends to consider how they might disrupt things and maybe serve as better examples to their watchful kids.

54 // Smorgasbord

54 // Smorgasbord

June 2, 2019

After a couple weeks off from recording, it's time to catch up on what's going on with Patrick, John and their families. A smorgasbord of topics, featuring some of the latest challenges with food, tales from Great Britain, the art of dance, and, as always, pee and poop shenanigans.

53 // Time Travel

53 // Time Travel

May 19, 2019

If time travel were possible today, would you do it? What would the world look like if it were as commonplace as flying in an airplane?

As a follow-up to there recent just imagine it segment, Patrick and John delve into the subject of time yet again, this time through a crazy ass thought experiment. As parents, we're constantly aware of the passage of time. What if time didn't carry that same weight in our lives?

52 // Take Your Kids to Work Day

52 // Take Your Kids to Work Day

May 12, 2019

What, there's a national day to bring your kids to work on the fourth Thursday in April?! Is it a wonderful idea or totally bonkers?

John and Patrick talk about how they pulled off their first-ever, world-colliding experience taking kids to work for a day.

51 // Fathering Billions

51 // Fathering Billions

May 5, 2019

We've talked about becoming a new dad and the transition to two kids. But what does it look like when you've got more than that?

This episode features a very special guest who, in his own way, is a father of billions.

50 // Potty Training

50 // Potty Training

April 28, 2019

When it comes to potty training, there are lots of strategies to choose from. But like all the rest of parenting, strategy only gets us so far. Getting kids to use the toilet is messy—physically and emotionally.

Patrick updates John on the last few days of potty training his youngest son, and the two dads go a level deeper to try and understand this milestone and its challenges from their kids' perspectives.

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49 // Thawing Out

49 // Thawing Out

April 21, 2019

There's nothing quite like the magic of entering a new Spring. Dark days yield to sunshine, and warm air beckons us all outside, finally.

Patrick and John reflect on the challenges and joys of getting outdoors with little ones, and some back-in-my-day stories you'd expect from the old fogies.