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Heart for the Shirtless Selfie: The Paradox of the “Gay” Naked Body

For years I’ve been struggling with shame, thinking that I’m not good enough. But how much of it is constantly ...
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Daddy Squared Greatest Hits

Alex and Yan look back at the three seasons of the show. Daddy Squared: The Gay Dads Podcast first aired ...
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Lessons Straight People Can Learn from Gay Marriage

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Interracial Gay Family Handbook

Interracial Gay Family Handbook

This interracial gay family handbook provides prospective gay parents ways to discuss racism, homophobia, instill positive racial identities, and honor their children’s birth culture. Divided to five main subjects, here’s the most common experience of interracial families. Reprint with permission from the blog Dad Daddy Kids, by Daddy Squared’s Gay Dads of Color episode guest, […]

3×12 Gay Dads of Color

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 […]

3×11 Gay Adoption: Start Here

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 […]

3×10 Imperfect Parenting

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 […]

3×09 The Mom Role

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, […]

3×08 Baby (And Toddler) Whispering

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 […]

Surrogacy for Gay Men: Who is on your team?

Surrogacy for Gay Men: Who is on your team?

It takes a Village, People! This article written by Yan was first published on loveisfamily.com For gay men, deciding to start a family through surrogacy is no small step – it’s a big commitment, responsibility, and a completely new direction in your life. Oh – and if it’s children through In vitro fertilization (IVF), starting […]

3×07 Valentine’s Day

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 […]

3×06 Gay Surrogacy: Start Here

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 […]

3×05 Couples Therapy

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 […]