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Why does our food have such a confusing mix of “Best Before ..” “Use By …” and “Sell By …” labeling??!! It’s confusing and maddening, and the USDA says we toss 133 billion pounds of edible food each year due to confusion over date labeling. There has to be a better way! Well, we certainly don’t figure it out on this episode, but we can joke about i…
 
We're back from Minneapolis and we've had a minute to process our experience at HomeDadCon. To help with our recap we reached out to Chris Brandenburg, current VP of the National At-Home Dad Network and Chairperson for the HomeDadCon event. We discuss this year's Con and the overall mission of the Network, address the dangers of drinking on an empt…
 
We lugged our podcasting gear halfway across the country, and we only managed to do one episode! Well, we were just having too much fun hanging out with fellow SAHDs and enjoying some of the local color here in Minneapolis. This here is a quick recap of the goodness of HDC24 with The Kyles. In short, it was awesome and we all can't wait for next ye…
 
We threw some clean underwear in a bag, along with a bunch of podcast gear, and booked a bitchin' minivan rental. We are ready for HomeDadCon! Can't wait to meet everyone we've connected with online and hear from the panel of amazing presenters scheduled to appear. AND go to Elko Speedway for some dirt track shenanigans on Saturday night. We are pl…
 
How many happy divorces do you know about? We’re guessing not a lot. When our guest Ben Heldfond and his wife called it quits they wanted to buck the trend but there weren’t a lot of positive examples out there to follow. So, once Ben and his ex Nikki figured things out they decided to share their story. Their book Our Happy Divorce launches this m…
 
We’re back from a quick summer break with evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Anna Machin who explains exactly how fathers saved the human race. No, seriously folks! Our wide-ranging conversation is a must for all parents, especially dads who don’t always get the parenting props they deserve. Discover how mom-as-nurturer and dad-as-hunter/gatherer is a…
 
Where has the show been lately?! Well, we got wrapped up in the swells of summertime funtime. But no need to fear, we will be back in early September with the much anticipated interview of Dr. Anna Machin–who will be speaking at Home Dad Con in Minneapolis later in September. We will be there with two At Home Dad Show fans/guests both named Kyle! I…
 
Soooo we may have to change the name of the show now that we've decided that "Full-Time Dad" is an awesome way to describe what we do. Or not. In any case, on today's show we are back #InTheTrenches with Kyle Thompson a fellow Minnesotan who has a mohawk, is into short track racing, and is an incredibly patient and kind parent to his 3-year-old gir…
 
Schoooool's out for the summer! And that means it's time for the kids to head to summer camp ... or is it? Adam is feeling a little guilty that he's dropping the kids at camp (and paying for it) when they could totally stay at home with him. He got some great feedback from fellow SAHDs on Facebook which we read through. Plus Baker shares a great ar…
 
It’s our first official After Hours show! (No, we’re not counting most of Season 1...) Tonight, we sit down with our good buddy Matt Osborn and a bottle of The Ocho. Matt hiked the entire John Muir Trail with nothing but the pack on his back, a song in his heart, and presumably some bear spray. Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker or your idea of t…
 
Father’s Day is upon us and today we sit down to discuss how best to celebrate Dad. Coffee and donuts in bed? Yes please. Chilling in a lawn chair on the beach? Absolutely. A big cup of shut the hell up? Hmmm … questionable. Find out what Adam’s perfect day looks like—down to the minute. Hear two stories about the kids that made these dads ridiculo…
 
Don Miggs is about as multi-talented as they come, and we’re excited to sit down with him to discuss his new book “Dads Know Best” (http://dadsknowbest.com/) which is a no bull, no punches pulled welcome to parenthood written along with his friend and bandmate John Luzzi. Miggs has so many nuggets of GREAT advice, all parents and parents-to-be need…
 
Today’s guest is a board member at the National At-Home Dad Network, ringleader of the Cincinnati Dads Group, host of a Fathers Eve celebration, and creator of the Nomadad Podcast (thenomadad.com). Does he even have time to be a dad?? Kidding aside, we love Brock’s commitment to community building and he shares with us the steps he’s taken to bring…
 
Is mealtime with your kids a full-contact sport? Drop in for some coaching from Rob Rosenthal, author of the book Short Order Dad: One Guy’s Guide to Making Food Fun and Hassle Free and host of the All You Can Eat podcast. Before becoming a dad, Rob earned a professional cooking degree and he shares his simple 6-word philosophy on feeding your fami…
 
If you’ve ever thought, “I’m pretty drunk but my Lyft driver can’t tell,” well you are wrong, Buster. We know that now because our guest Kyle is a Lyft driver and he can TOTALLY tell. Adam caught a ride with him recently and, wouldn’t you know it, they figured out they were both SAHDs! So, we brought him on the show to ask our burning questions abo…
 
As Baker always says: “Never the same road twice!” Adam “Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone” Gershon decided he needed an RV upgrade, and found his dream coach in Boise, Idaho (pronounced BOY-see). So they hopped on a plane and drove it all the way home. Immediately the RV is beset with electrical gremlins testing their ingenuity. Boredom takes hold som…
 
Most of us get nine months to prepare for our first child. What if you only had three hours??! Our guest Jason Daley Kennedy (http://www.thedaleykennedy.com/) shares his incredible experiences with foster care and adoption, and all we can say is OMG. Along with his husband, their story is jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching, and ultimately inspiring. Don…
 
The boys are back from Spring Break! It’s just Adam and Baker today rapping about their recent getaways, as well as the best place to clip your toenails, the best way to cook bacon, and the best place to die while taking a selfie. There’s a little something for everyone in this episode so sit back, spark a fresh pot of coffee, and enjoy!…
 
Another show, another story from deep #InTheTrenches! This week we get a peek into the life of full-time SAHD Patrick LaPage who is raising an 11mo baby girl somewhere in Tennessee. We don’t know exactly where in Tennessee and Patrick can’t tell us because his wife is ACTUALLY a secret government agent. Uh oh—hopefully we didn’t just spill too much…
 
Have you had THE TALK yet? Whether you have or not, you must listen to this episode because it just might challenge everything you believe about sex ed. Our guest is Bonnie J. Rough whose most recent book is Beyond Birds & Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality. In our humble opinion this book is life-changing a…
 
As this interview wrapped up, Baker exclaimed, “You are like the Jedi of Stay at Home Dads!” Take a listen and see why Baker went on to say our guest Danny Mercer is “a wealth of knowledge, and confidence, and owning it—it’s really inspiring!” Danny joins us from Georgia where he manages a household of four kids and his wife who works out of the ho…
 
Today we're diving back in the trenches! We chat with Andy—a former Starbucks food scientist and current full-time Stay at Home Dad living in Seattle. Andy blows us away with his level of organization and implementation of household systems. He works out regularly, blanches vegetables, and even mops the floors with Murphys Oil Soap—scheduled in his…
 
It’s our 1st birthday, and we celebrate by having the kids on the show! Not only are they adorable, they (hilariously) answer some tough questions like: What’s your favorite pizza topping? Do you want to be a stay at home dad when you grow up? And, what’s that smell?? It’s a great way to mark our first anniversary. Come on in and enjoy the sillines…
 
This season is all about the dads in the trenches! We’re hearing from listeners from around the world who are knee-deep in full-time dadding, and we’re bringing you their stories. Today we chat with James, an English fellow who now lives in The Netherlands with his wife and baby daughter. The Netherlands sounds like an amazing place to raise a fami…
 
What do you do when you learn your baby will need open heart surgery within days of being born? You start a blog, obviously. And if you’re Tommy Riles you build that blog into Life of Dad, one of the most influential parenting brands in all the land. On this episode, Riles tells us how the whole thing started and what he’s learned about parenting f…
 
On this episode of the AHDS we chat with Lindsay Powers, founder of the #NoShameParenting movement (noshameparenting.com), who assures us that You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids. Her book of the same name is coming out in early 2020, and our first question for Lindsay is “ARE YOU SURE??”. Lindsay wants parents to stop sweating the small stuff and stop jud…
 
Did we forget to mention we'd be on hiatus Nov and Dec?? We ended up taking the whole holiday season off, but now WE'RE BACK and we're excited to embark on Season 2 of the At Home Dad Show during which we'll continue to explore modern parenting from the dads' point of view. We already have some AWESOME guests lined up. We're also going to connect w…
 
Hey hey ... we're back on our every-other-week schedule! In this episode it's just us rapping about motivation. We explore the importance of motivation in accomplishing important stuff like exercising, practicing a sport, learning an instrument, going out with friends, or anything else that's worth your time. Plus, a guys' perspective on the Parent…
 
It’s been over a month since our last episode and Baker was in the editing bay crafting what could possibly be our craziest episode yet! This week we're off the rails with writer/comedian/country singer/freestyle rapper and co-host of the popular podcast Missi & Zach Might Bang! Zach Selwyn (www.zachselwyn.com). Zach is a national treasure and we h…
 
Ahhhhhhhhh…. This episode is like a giant, contented exhale. The kids are back to school which means The Dads are finally free to get together and have a mid-morning rap. We recap the latest camping adventure, answer some listener emails and comments, preview next week’s episode (very exciting!), and follow up on our last show which saw Baker in a …
 
On this episode, we sit down with Nick Stauth a psychotherapist who specializes in kids and family. So, of course, we took advantage of some free shrink time! Adam feels he’s half-assing both work and family obligations. Baker is at the end of his rope as a Stay at Home Dad, feeling empty and unfulfilled. What does this mean for The At Home Dad Sho…
 
The hysterical Kent Rees, fellow Minnesota homie, brings a bottle to the session resulting in the first episode done under the influence of tequila. This high octane show veers off on strange and fascinating tangents including, but not limited to: Prince's ashes, Minnesota nice, child barfers, "Operation Don't Raise A Douchebag", Organ Trail, TV ma…
 
One episode wasn’t enough to bring you all Chris Nowak had to offer. In the second half of our conversation, we discuss the best ways to give kids money (and to take it back from them); Chris makes a really, really good argument for letting your kids play football; and Adam and Chris relive the glory of their 50-person ribeye grilling triumph. If y…
 
Baker and Adam sit down with Chris Nowak, a fellow dad and Executive Producer on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger. Chris' pendulum of fatherhood swings from 70hr/week workaholic when the show is shooting to full-time stay at home dad and husband during his hiatus. In Part 1 of this epic chat we explore the mystery of getting kids in and out of the car, t…
 
This week on the AHDS we're talkin' Date Night. Find out which one of us is dropping the ball and whether it really matters or not (according to the statistics!). Plus, the politics of sharing babysitters, nabbing the early bird special, and grocery shopping on a date. We also talk near-death experiences like the time we almost died on Big Bear Lak…
 
The Dads sit down with Amy Schnabel, a clinical dietitian with 18 years of experience and two young kids of her own. It’s a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation about all things food and health. Amy shares her genius strategy for getting kids to eat vegetables at every meal. She warns us about “food like substances.” We discuss the importance of …
 
Rakhee Alston, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, joins the AHDS to discuss our burning questions about kids and parenting. We covered a ton, including: how to better connect with your kids in just five minutes a day; the negative impacts of social media; helping kids talk about trauma; and how to effectively re-phrase requests to get your k…
 
Former SAHD Phil Dornfeld, a self-proclaimed hornets nest of anxiety, joins us this week for a hilarious in-depth chat about fatherhood, our different parenting styles and accidentally calling your wife "mom". LINKS: Babywise Mardi Gras Spring Break Wonder Weeks Article about the novel Plus OneBy Adam Gershon & Greg Baker
 
Everyone's going to Paris! Coincidentally, both Adam and Baker took Spring Break trips to Paris, so here's an episode all about the City of Lights. Hear each family's highlights, hard-earned tips for traveling abroad with kids and how to avoid food poisoning. We discuss strategies for coping with the time change, getting around the city efficiently…
 
Adam and Baker sit down in the Man Cave with John Mueller, a fellow stay at home dad and part-time ukelele player. The guys discuss a whole mess of acronyms including ADHD, MIDI, BOSS ES-8, and of course being a SAHD. John's son is in middle school, so he preps us for some of the exciting things we have to look forward to (e.g. the title of this ep…
 
Ryan Raddatz joins the pod to discuss raising compassionate kids, our recent lame injuries, Miata racing, the virtues of a programmable coffee maker and the importance of emergency supply kits. Time article “How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men” Sploder Topo Designs CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Blue Can Emergency Water…
 
Guest Mason Thune, a full-time stay at home dad, joins the conversation this week as we discuss our kids' involvement in sports - how many and what types work well for them? We also talk about our involvement as parent coaches and the ridiculous size of participation trophies. The Gershon kids get insulted with kiddie water cups at restaurants and …
 
This week we welcome in our first guest, voice over professional James Pratt. James stuns us at the end of the episode with a profound realization all stay at home dads should hear. We also playa fun trivia game and settle the long running debate on whether toilet paper should roll from the front or the back. This is, what we believe, is our best s…
 
Today the dads look into some of the pitfalls of house husbandry and how difficult the transition from working dad to ad home dad can be. Adam hits on the guilt that can arise when working from home while Baker talks about the pain of unfolding folded clothes. We get into kids and YoutTube, Adam gets a New York dog named Dani California, and Baker …
 
Today we dive right into parenting advice and that all consuming question of screen time. We’ll explore our current kicks, those things we’re researching/obsessing about at the moment. We discuss what you can expect from the show going forward. Baker talks goulash and making the bed while Adam talks RVs and toilet paper. And as always we’ll probe t…
 
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