Gay Friendships and Why I’ve Joined Gay Group Therapy

Gay Friendships and Why I’ve Joined Gay Group Therapy

For years I’ve been struggling with friendships. It was never easy for me to “make friends,” and since I arrived in America 11 years ago it’s only become harder. But what I’ve discovered lately is that I’m not alone in this, and it’s not just an immigrant thing. I see gay men who seem to […]

Lessons Straight People Can Learn from Gay Marriage

Lessons Straight People Can Learn from Gay Marriage

I believe that gay marriage is here to ‘fix marriage.’ I know, it’s a little controversial, and you’ve been hearing me saying this on our podcast, but think about this: for years, we gay men couldn’t get married and had to base our long-term relationships on the daily question of ‘do I want to be […]

How Our kids Learned Reading and Writing Before the Age of 4

How Our kids Learned Reading and Writing Before the Age of 4

I have a video of our son Ben at the age of 20 months standing in front of a sign to a “My Gym” and pointing while saying each letter on the sign. Our kids started learning to read more or less at the same time they started to speak. I thought it was normal, […]

VIDEO INTERVIEW Shocking UK Surrogacy Laws leave British Gay Men with Nearly Zero Rights On Their Way to Fatherhood

VIDEO INTERVIEW Shocking UK Surrogacy Laws leave British Gay Men with Nearly Zero Rights On Their Way to Fatherhood

You expect a country like the UK to be progressive with its laws when it comes to surrogacy for gay men, but the truth is far from it. Apparently, the woman who gives birth is recognized as the legitimate mother, and gay dads have to apply for paternity—even if one of them is the biological […]

Pandemic Fatigue: Self Help for CoVID-19 Depression

Pandemic Fatigue: Self Help for CoVID-19 Depression

While #StayAtHome during COVID-19, have you suffered from tiredness, exhaustion, lack of motivation or depression? You might have experienced a Pandemic Fatigue. Yan, who is a no stranger to this form of exhaustion, lays out 5 ways that helped him deal with that. I MISS PEOPLE. This global pandemic has been eating away all of […]

Normalizing Kids’ Screen Time

Normalizing Kids’ Screen Time

Screen time for kids is always a sensitive issue in parenting. But sometimes I think we look at it all wrong; Humanity is ever-changing, and parenting should precede our evolution. I remember sitting outside Music Class waiting for my kids on a pre-CoVID-19 weekend. I was talking to another parent and we somehow got to […]

Daddy Squared Greatest Hits

Daddy Squared Greatest Hits

Alex and Yan look back at the three seasons of the show. Daddy Squared: The Gay Dads Podcast first aired in September 2018. Since then we have done three seasons, a COVID-19 thirty-day challenge and a Pride 2020 episode. This extended episode gives you a taste of what the podcast is all about using clips […]

Surrogacy for Gay Men: Grants and Overcoming Financial Obstacles

Surrogacy for Gay Men: Grants and Overcoming Financial Obstacles

Surrogacy is an amazing option for gay men to become dads — but it’s highly expensive. Daddy Squared is checking in with the surrogacy grants available for gay men in the U.S. Shortly after we had Ben and Adam on a long, highly expensive surrogacy journey, we were surprised to receive a $10K grant from […]

Coming Out of Quarantine

Coming Out of Quarantine

As COVID-19 quarantine rules are relaxing and we’re about to go out to the world again, John Volturo, Author, Speaker, Executive Coach and dad of twin girls, shares his thoughts on how to do it wisely. Dear Dads, Guncles and others caring for our beautiful kids, We’ve been sheltering in our homes for like 100 […]

Daddy Squared Pride 2020 Special

Daddy Squared Pride 2020 Special

As gay parents, we educate our kids on diversity by showing them that there are many different people in the world, and many types of families. But when is the right time to also teach them that there are people in the world who treat each other poorly just because of the color of their […]