Whit Honea speaks this week with two powerful voices on parents’ roles in #MeToo, Karen Walrond and Mike Reynolds. Mike is a blogger and journeyman cross-stitcher and Karen is an author, photographer, speaker, and coach. Each gives their unique perspective on how we, as parents, can best prepare our children for a new — and more equitable — world.
Modern Dads Podcast by City Dads Group
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Each parenting podcast episode discusses issues today’s fathers face navigating work, parenthood, relationships and play. We share stories of dads who are active and engaged in the decisions, the drudgery, and the pains and the joys of parenthood. Our parenting podcast not only brings modern dads into the conversation, but also – regardless of gender – our spouses and partners, friends and colleagues, and leaders in business, entertainment and media.
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The Dangerous Book for Boys was required reading in City Dads contributor Whit Honea’s house when his sons were younger, and the new Amazon Prime series by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola is now must-watch TV. Whit speaks with one of the young stars from the new show, Gabriel Bateman, who plays Wyatt, a boy trying to find himself through loss and imagination. Whit’s 12-year-old Zane Honea also joins to share his thoughts on the book, the show, and his dad’s overall job performance.
Psychologist, author and mother of three Sheryl Ziegler talks about her new book Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process. We discuss strategies to help both moms and dads avoid burnout as they navigate between work, child and elder care, their relationship and self-care.
A Better Balance Co-Founder and Co-President Dina Bakst talks about her work to help women and men across the economic spectrum care for their loved ones without risking their jobs. We talk about New York’s employee-funded paid family leave law that provides most non-government workers with job-protected, paid leave to care for a new child or a loved one with a serious health condition. We also talk about the 25th Anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the potential for a nationwide paid family leave program.
Whit and Tricia Honea join at the end of the show to talk about the challenges they faced with no access to paid leave after the birth of their sons.
Los Angeles parents and bloggers Heather and Mike Spohr share humorous, but practical tips from their new book, The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed. They talk about the non-judgmental advice they have for surviving the toddlerhood and share the story behind Friends of Maddie, the charity they started after the loss of their first child.