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Parenting is one of life’s greatest gifts, yet it can also be stressful, exhausting, and extremely lonely... but YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This podcast was built on the belief that the best way to build community is by digging in and getting honest with ourselves. This is not a place for advice as much as it’s about finding connection with other parents (no matter your gender) who know exactly what you’re going through. Yes, this is a parenting podcast; and while we do discuss issues that revolve a ...
 
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In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Ari Bloom, Founder and CEO of A-Frame Brands, the company behind Kinlo (Naomi Osaka's new suncare brand), and Proudly (a baby care line for children of color by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union). Ari is also the co-founder of Wise Sons Delicatessen, (and who doesn't love a good deli?!) — so how does this versatile …
 
A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. However, as a parent, few of us are able to find the time (let alone the energy) for such "selfish" endeavors. But what's selfish about finding a moment for yourself from time to time? What if a task as easy as starting a list of potential hobbies to pursue was the…
 
Once known as "the scary dad" in his daughter's pre-school class, top Hollywood screenwriter Dave Callaham (Marvel's groundbreaking Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) joins Kevin for an intimate discussion on how looks can be deceiving, the ups and downs of his career, how to overcome past trauma to build a brighter future and the importanc…
 
Rejection from a loved one is hard — no matter who the rejection is coming from. In this DILF Quick Hit, Kevin breaks down a recent experience he had with his son and a potential strategy to flip the script. // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast…
 
In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Abner Ramirez who with his wife, Amanda Sudano, make up the popular musical duo, Johnnyswim. They also recently became stars of TWO shows on Chip + Joanna Gaines' newly launched Magnolia Network: HOME ON THE ROAD (centered around their life while performing around the world with their three kids in tow) + THE JOHN…
 
We don't often hear about parenting from the perspective of a dad. And all of those outdated stereotypes and internet memes only work to divide moms and dads, when in reality, we all have a lot more in common than the world often presents. In this DILF REPLAY, we revisit where it all began with an episode celebrating ALL that unites us as parents..…
 
Have you ever felt disconnected from your spouse? Your children? Yourself? True, we may have all been locked up together for over a year, but many of us stopped truly connecting long before there were ever lockdown orders. In this episode, Kevin invites on his wife and co-parent to explore methods to assist in reconnecting with those who matter mos…
 
In celebration of Father's Day, Kevin welcomes a man who epitomizes what this podcast is all about - accessible, vulnerable yet knows how to have some fun, plus a dedicated partner and parent who makes an effort to always put his family first — truly a dad ANY parent would want to… friend. As the force behind viral sensation "Dude Dad," Taylor Calm…
 
Sometimes there are those around us who present as the most positive people in the room, but behind closed doors, it’s a whole different story. Kevin welcomes performer and martial artist, Jaylen Moore for an intimate discussion on modern masculinity, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in front of our children, coping with depression as a parent, …
 
Kevin welcomes Glen Henry (the dad behind Beleaf in Fatherhood & star of Apple TV+’s Dads alongside Will Smith and Neil Patrick Harris) for a vulnerably honest conversation debunking outdated family ideals like "Happy Wife, Happy Life" or "men don't have feelings;" while exploring how to move forward when you are simply... all tapped out. // To lea…
 
Season 2 (launching in line with the start of Mental Health Awareness Month) delves even deeper with a genuine dialogue about the true realities parents face in today’s hectic world with the goal of eliminating much of the stigma and shame surrounding common mental health issues like anxiety and depression that affect parents around the globe. // F…
 
DAD I’D LIKE TO FRIEND (aka: The DILF Podcast) first gained attention for being a vulnerably honest parenting podcast from the often underestimated perspective of a father. Featured by People Magazine, Season 1 ranked in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide – breaking onto Apple’s Top 50 Parenting Podcast charts in the US, Canada, Australia, Spain, Isr…
 
In DILF's Season One Finale, Kevin welcomes Dan Doty, the cofounder of Evryman, to discuss strategies on becoming the Dad you've always wanted to be, letting down your guard and building your support network as a father... and inviting more fulfillment into your daily life. / Check out Man 2.0: Healthline's Partnership with Evryman / And if you are…
 
This is the second installment of DILF's Expect The Unexpected Series, where we welcome back expectant fathers from previous episodes to see how any fears measured up to the realities of becoming a parent. / Click to check out Brian's favorite dad-prep book, The Baby Owner's Manual / / Click to check out DILF's Baby Sleep Playlist on Spotify / / Cl…
 
This is the second installment of DILF's Expect The Unexpected Series, where we invite on expectant fathers and provide the often too-rare opportunity to explore feelings on pending fatherhood. We then welcome them back months later to see how any fears measured up to the realities of becoming a parent. / Click to check out Brian's podcast LIONS OF…
 
This is the second in DILF's DADvocate Series, spotlighting fathers who are taking an active effort in making the world a better place for Dads. // Click here to learn more about City Dads Group // If you're searching for a community that welcomes Dads alongside Moms, join us at ALLparentsWelcome.com // For questions, comments, or future topic sugg…
 
This is the second in DILF's #DadsOfInstagram Series exploring fatherhood through the lens of individuals who've entered the spotlight with a heavy emphasize on their life as a Dad. // To learn more about THE DAD, visit: TheDad.com / IG / FB / TW / Youtube // Click here to become a Beta VIP for the upcoming ALL PARENTS WELCOME community // For ques…
 
We spend a lot of time discussing the joys and struggles that come with parenthood, but we rarely take the time to explore the choice one makes to enter the club. For many of us, the path to parenthood was not an easy or straight-forward journey... but that's especially true for members of the LGBTQ community. // Check out David's Sperm Donor Dairi…
 
This episode is the first in DILF's new DADvocate Series focused on fathers who are taking an active effort in making the world a better place for Dads. // Click here to learn more about Kevin Shafer and his work // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast…
 
Finding time for ourselves as parents is not always easy, especially attempting to find the time to pursue (or even discover) our passions. In episode 12, Kevin sits down with the man Lin-Manuel Miranda called “the most inspiring guy in my twitter feed” to discuss strategies to inspire ourselves even in the most chaotic of times... // Read some of …
 
In April of 2020, a father of two decided to launch a YouTube channel to offer some friendly "DADvice" to those in need — advice he sorely lacked growing up after his own father left him and his seven siblings when he was only 14 years old. That Youtube channel is called DAD, HOW DO I and in under three months it has amassed over 2.4 million subscr…
 
DILF's Happiness Checklist is a theory formed by our host, Kevin Seldon, that breaks down the five most important facets to living a healthy and fulfilled life: 1. Support Network // 2. Love // 3. Passion // 4. Health // 5. FUN In the end, Kevin's theory reveals that the most important key to sustaining mental health and happiness for fathers is a …
 
This is the first of DILF's #DadsofInstagram Series, where we invite on fathers who've entered the spotlight through social media primarily thanks to their life as a parent. // To learn more about David and see some of his work, visit LifeWithBenjamin.com // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast…
 
When host Kevin Seldon first introduced The DILF Podcast to James Kyson, the concept was to center their episode around the launch of DILF's Work/LIfe Balance Series, considering how much James travels as a working actor while still maintaining the desire to be an active presence in his daughter's life. However, when the coronavirus hit and James b…
 
What if we were to think of this pandemic as less of a catastrophe that created major problems in the world, and more of a beacon that shined a bright spotlight on already existing problems throughout the globe, and for many of us... in our own homes. If we can find ways to be our best selves and work to form true connections with our partners duri…
 
This is the first of DILF's new ongoing series, Expect The Unexpected, where we invite on dads-to-be to provide the often too-rare opportunity to explore feelings on pending fatherhood, and then welcome them back months later to see how any fears measured up to the realities of parenthood. The goal is to allow veteran parents to nostalgically revis…
 
Last week, we video chatted with my parents at around 4pm in the afternoon. They were both in bed, had been all day. And although they were excited to talk to their grandson, they were simultaneously glued to their bed and the tv news. And then my 18m son requested a song, but my mom singing apathetically from bed didn't exactly do the trick and he…
 
Before we can even attempt to follow the advice we've all read to calm our anxieties like going for walks, eating healthy, or meditating, we need to first ACKNOWLEDGE OUR FEELINGS. Pushing them down won't help you or anyone around you. Feeling anxious during this craziness is normal… at any age. In this episode, Kevin welcomes Ned Johnson (co-autho…
 
As of now, there's really no system in place to welcome, educate or support dads... not like there is for moms. Therefore, the simple action of making a new "dad friend" is no easy task. This episode is our first step in truly bringing these issues to light, and hopeful helping other dads out there to know that they are not alone. For questions, co…
 
A few weeks back, my wife and I were in the middle of an argument when I realized that WHAT we were actually fighting about had nothing to do with the situation before us or the words coming out of our mouths... we were each angry about other unresolved issues in our relationship and simply using this random argument to vent frustrations without ac…
 
Ultimately, the goal of a #DadTruth is to break all those stereotypes that present dads as the #2 parent coming off the bench — and instead encourage the idea that a parent is a parent... no matter their gender. Please JOIN US in the conversation by posting your own #DadTruth on instagram today, and don't forget to include #DadTruth + our Instagram…
 
Welcome to the The DILF Podcast! In our world, DILF means "Dad I'd Like to... FRIEND!" And that's exactly the goal of this podcast: to offer parents support through honest conversations about what it means to be a parent in the modern world. In this first episode, you'll get to know our host, Kevin Seldon, who's been working hard to fight all those…
 
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