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.

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May 6, 2021 16 min

We take a break from kid talk this week to get into dealing with your neighbors. What do you do when the neighbor to your left or right - or behind you is less than friendly/considerate? We share some stories of crap neighbors and how to handle them.

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We're not going to tell you what The Kangaroo Effect is here in this description. You'll need to listen to find out. Mysterious, eh? Not really. Just press play. 

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April 20, 2021 25 min

Ready or not, here they come - TANTRUMS! Yes, that thing you've witnessed so many times in your carefree, single and early marriage days... it's going to happen to you! Kids are born pros at tantrums and how long and how severe they last partially depend on how you react to them. You've officially become a parent when you've endured the craziness that is the public, over-the-top, ear-piercing tantrum. We take this e...

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April 13, 2021 24 min

If you ask a parent about co-sleeping, you're going to find some vastly different and strong opinions on the subject. In this episode we talk about what co-sleeping is and give you things to consider to decide if it's right for you and your significant other... and your baby.

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Family meals. You may laugh at the thought. The tradition of the family meal has fallen off of the list of priorities nowadays. In this episode we discuss the importance of these opportunities to connect with your family and how to make them happen if your house is typically chaos.

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When is the right time for your kid to start contributing to work around the house? To earn an allowance? We get into this and more in this episode.

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

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March 23, 2021 16 min

Dads, this episode is all for you. We take a break from talking about kids and instead talk about the emerging NFT market. If you don't know what the hell an NFT is, we have you covered. Did you collect baseball, basketball or even Star Wars trading cards as a kid? If so, NFTs are the next evolution in collecting/trading. We talk about NBA Top Shot and how the NBA's entry into the NFT world is making hundreds of millions of...

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March 16, 2021 24 min

Play along at home as Chris puts Bryan on the hot seat and asks him questions about pregnancy. Remember the answers and impress your significant other with your deep knowledge.

Want the chance to win a copy of Chris' book, From Dude to Dad or Diaper Dude? Visit FromDudeToDadShow.com, click the blue microphone icon in the lower right corner and leave us a message - a question, a future topic suggestion or just let us know where ...

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March 9, 2021 13 min

Pregnancy Brain. Ever heard of it? Is your wife experiencing it? It's not a myth. We discuss what it is and how to understand it.


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March 8, 2021 10 min

This isn't an episode as much as it's an update to announce some new things at From Dude To Dad. We're making several announcements but really excited about the one at the end of the episode!

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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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