Podcast

3×14 Coming Out AFTER Having Kids

Coming out after being married to a woman and having kids takes a certain bravery and strength. In this Season Finale we bring you two fascinating and new stories of men who tried to force themselves to live a straight life and eventually came to terms with who they really are.   Kade Bartlett comes from a […]

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3×13 Free Range Kids

Have We Parents Gone Nuts? When we were kids our parents let us run around the neighborhood alone at the age of 8 or 9 – some even younger. Now parents accompany their kids to playdates at those ages. Have we become so fixated on our kids’ safety and on the quality of their experiences […]

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3×12 Gay Dads of Color

Do gay dads of color need to be more visible? Is being a gay dad of color a “thing” that needs to be discussed on its own? This week we tackle – ok, perhaps “approach” is the better word – racial issues with two gay dads: actor Joe Aaron Reid and activist Greg Yorgey-Girdy. We talked prejudice and extra-levels […]

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3×11 Gay Adoption: Start Here

If you are a gay man or a couple looking to adopt, the first step you have to figure out which route you want to take. One is adopting through a non-profit agency, an agency that in addition to adoption services also helps dozens of pregnant women without means every year. We spoke with Tara […]

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3×10 Imperfect Parenting

None of us is born a parent, and so we look for the knowledge to “fill the gap.” Facing our kids’ growing pains and wanting them to be kind, empathetic, responsible, attentive kids with  high emotional intelligence and a good sense of problem solving. We turned to psychologist and parenting coach Dr. Courtney Bolton, to […]

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3×09 The Mom Role

Newsflash: “Mom” is not a gender– it’s a role. And “the mom role” can be successfully played in a family of two dads. This week we asked Julia Dennison, executive editor of Parents.com and also a co-parenting single mom of a toddler, to join us for a discussion on gender roles and how they’re changing, […]

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3×08 Baby (And Toddler) Whispering

Raising articulate, communicative children begins from day one. Developing baby communication skills and setting good boundaries can result in a less-frustrated, happier baby. We talked with Etel Leit, a baby communications specialist, about teaching our babies language from day one, saying “no” and the types of no, toy recommendations and much more. If you have […]

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3×07 Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day we did the most romantic Daddy Squared episode we could come up with. With no guest in the studio, Alex and Yan reflect on love, marriage  – yeah, and even the baby carriage. We talk coming out, how we met (and almost broke up over sexting), why we stayed together, and some […]

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3×06 Gay Surrogacy: Start Here

This is dedicated to all of you #futuredads out there. There is so much information on surrogacy for gay men and having biological babies, that it can sometimes be overwhelming. In this episode we help gay couple Stephen and Spencer, with their baby steps in their research on having kids. We interviewed Dr. John Hesla […]

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3×05 Couples Therapy

Awkward silences, frequent “jokes” and cynicism for each other – and lack of sex can be signs for a couple to seek therapy. And when you have kids, the distance can be amplified since work/kids take all the focus off of the relationship. As avid couples therapy fans, we turned to Ken Howard, a therapist […]

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