From Dude To Dad

From Dude To Dad

Author of two parenting books, father of three and entrepreneur, Chris Pegula turns his book From Dude To Dad into a new podcast series. Joined by Bryan Laurel, marketing consultant/entrepreneur and father of two, FDTD covers all things dad-related for rookies to seasoned pros. FDTD efficiently and entertainingly offers fathers insight on how to navigate the rough waters of life, career and relationships while also finding time to just… be a guy. With most episodes coming in at around fifteen minutes, FDTD is an easy listen on your commute, during a workout or hiding out in your bathroom.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 21 min

Your baby is pretty freakin' adorable. You know what ISN'T adorable? Crying. Like, crying for 10 or 15 minutes is one thing, but crying for an hour or three... or longer can be maddening. This episode we talk about why your kid may be crying often and for so long - and how to investigate to narrow down the reason why.

Pick up From Dude To Dad the book, available now on Amazon.

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February 24, 2021 12 min

They're going to happen. New kids mean a 100% increase in awkward moments. Chris and Bryan give personal examples and discuss being prepared for when your kids - or complete strangers - do or say the unexpected.

Check out the book From Dude To Dad available now on Amazon.

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February 17, 2021 29 min

Here's another installment of stuff to help make your life easier or maybe just scratch that itch for a new gadget. Here are links to some of the items we discuss on the show.

DJI Osmo Pocket: 3-Axis Gimbal Handheld 12 MP/4K Camera

DJI Osmo Pocket 2: 3-Axis Gimbal Handheld 64 MP / 4K Camera

Deep Tissue Massage Gun via Amazon

Colgate Magik Smart Toothbrush for Kids via Amazon

Colgate Hum Smart Toothbrush for Adults available her...

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February 15, 2021 13 min

Music makes everything better. Workouts, road trips, TV shows, movies... podcasts so, guess what? Music will make your delivery day better as well. 

In this episode we talk about building perfect playlists for your big delivery day. You can't just slap some random songs together and call it a day. No sir. We're not animals. We're going to put thought into this and create some killer playlists to get your wife (and you) ...

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February 11, 2021 21 min

A listener contacted us about severe pregnancy anxiety his wife is experiencing so we decided to make it an episode. Pregnancy anxiety is a real thing for many moms and dads-to-be. Here we discuss ways to deal with it and how to be supportive and helpful to your wife and what to do if the approaching due date or a previous miscarriage is causing anxiety for you and your partner.

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February 6, 2021 19 min

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is almost here. Even if you write the day off as a "Hallmark holiday" that doesn't mean you can't do something nice for the woman you love, the mother of your children.

Chris and Bryan give their opinions on Valentine's Day and give several gift ideas, some of which are about as low-cost as you can get.

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We pick up right where the last episode left off. We talk about your remaining time in the hospital for the day or two after baby is born.  Then we get into taking your kid home and what the first several days are like as you get settled into your new life.

From Dude To Dad the book is available now on Amazon.

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January 20, 2021 23 min

You've (hopefully) been preparing for months. You've been anticipating for longer. The day has arrived. 

It's delivery day, Daddy-O and you're about to meet your kiddo for the first time. Before you do, we walk you though how the experience may very well go for you. What is your role the day of? What should you and the Mom-to-be discuss BEFORE the big day? And last minute things you can do to be prepared and make it...

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You're in the homestretch. Specifically, SHE'S in the homestretch, but you're on the team too, so in this episode we talk about what's going on in weeks 28-40. We talk about your kid's development during this time and your significant other's ever-changing body, mind and hormones before giving birth. 

We also discuss things you really should knock off your to-do list before your kiddo arrives.

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You may not know what they are. You may roll your eyes when you hear them mentioned. Either way, Push Gifts and Babymoons are each their own thing and if the pregnant woman in your life thinks they're a thing, you'd be best served to get on board... or at least know a little more about them before entering into a conversation about them. We talk about Push Gifts and Babymoons, give ideas for each while, just maybe, rolling ...

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January 6, 2021 15 min

You've thought about so many things in preparation for your kiddo to arrive. Have you thought about the classes you should take? Yep, school is in session and in this episode we talk about online and in-person classes for you and your wife. From classes that walk you through what your hospital stay and delivery will be like, to breathing and relaxation technique classes, to infant CPR classes (a must), and Daddy Boot Camps (hel...

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What is your role when it comes to the freakin' baby shower? Frankly, not much... stay out of the way for the most part, but hold on - you're not 100% free of some responsibility that day. In this episode we talk about what's probably going to be expected from you and why guys should actually be looking forward to the shower.

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It's the name game! The time has come to start compiling a list of potential names for your kiddo. We talk about things to consider when narrowing down your options and processes to help you get there. Also, from experience, some things to avoid when finally deciding on that name your child will own for their entire life. No pressure. But don't screw it up.

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It's a challenge to be the hunter/gatherer/provider for your family. It's a challenging being a dad. It's REALLY something to be great a both work and fatherhood. In this episode we talk about tips to attempt being better at balancing things to fully embrace being a dad.

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You know to put the little plugs in the outlets, but what other measures do you need to take to baby-proof your home? We discuss everything a new dad needs to take care of before baby arrives and within several months of your child being born.

From Dude To Dad, the book is available now on Amazon.

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December 21, 2020 16 min

You're about to become a Dad. Maybe you already are one. The things you want to get done, the things you NEED to get done become more challenging once kids are part of the equation. In this episode we talk about how you can make some of the daily tasks, some of the time-consuming things in your life, easier with a little planning.

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Checking in to the hospital to have your child is NOT like checking into a hotel. You absolutely want to preregister and have the details worked out long before you're due. We talk about how to preregister and how to scout the hospital in advance so you know where you're going the day of. We also discuss other things to plan for when the big day comes.

Let's also start talking about your Go Bag.

From Dude To Dad the boo...

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December 14, 2020 19 min

Whoever said "it's the journey, not the destination" didn't attempt to travel with small children. Traveling with kids isn't the most enjoyable experience in the world, but it doesn't have to be miserable. In this episode we discuss how to make it as bearable as possible... perhaps even semi-manageable.

Have you checked out From Dude to Dad, the book? Well... you should. Available now on Amazon

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You're in the midst of your pregnancy. You and your wife feel the urge to watch a movie to give you a peek into what parenthood will be like, or a comedy to alleviate the stresses of being pregnant. In this episode we throw a few suggestions your way that are worth checking out... and some you'd probably be best NOT to watch right about now.

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December 7, 2020 17 min

Okay, you're in the second trimester and the body is certainly going through some changes at this point... and not just her body. In this episode we talk about sympathy weight many men put on and we discuss ways you and your wife can get in some good exercise to help her body feel better and frankly prepare for labor and beyond.

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