Deciding on a home birth / not knowing the sex and not being in control
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2M ago
Home birth pending! We’re joined by my very dear friend Ruben, a fellow Aussie based in New York, he’s not quite yet a dad but in about a week or so he will be. He joins us to talk about the pregnancy, not knowing the sex, learning to be ok with the things that you can’t control and how he got comfortable with the idea of having a home birth. Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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Bed times, sleep schedules and middle of the night cuddles
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3M ago
This week, it’s part 2 of our conversation with Paul, an Aussie dad raising 3 kids in Denver Colorado.  This part of our chat is sleep-centric where we talk about bedtimes and sleep schedules plus also taking your kids out to dinner and having date night at home. Sleep plays such an outsized role in raising our kids, and for our own health as well, so there’s never really going to be just one or two main sleep episodes per se, it’s an evolving topic that can be handled and experienced in so many different ways with our kids so it’s why I’ll keep asking every parent about it.  As a ..read more
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Saying NO to your toddler or your 8 year old, assessing risk and why 3 might be the magical age
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4M ago
It's the return of the Paul, an Aussie Dad raising three kids (aged 8, 7 and 3) in Denver Colorado. The last time he was on the show, Della was merely a few months old. A lot has changed since then. We talk about why he thinks age 3 might just be the magical age we have to make it to in the early years and talk about how to say No to young children which is what I’m learning about now with Della. Also, how to assess risk when it comes to your kids. Paul’s a really thoughtful guy with this parenting stuff which makes for good conversation so please enjoy. I’ve broken our conversation into two p ..read more
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Running multiple businesses while raising kids
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4M ago
Lewis, father of two and business owner, joins Della's Dad to talk about the dynamic of raising kids while running multiple businesses between him and his wife. We talk about how the business owning parents balance the demands of running businesses while also prioritizing their kids (hint, one approach is to open a kids playground called Space Club!) and staying sane in the process. A fun chat even if you simply work for the man like Della's Dad. Reference: Space Club Brooklyn Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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Travel with a one year old / planes, cars & Europe
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by Comoot Podcast Network
5M ago
Ziggy, a fellow dad of a (currently) 15 month old girl joins Della's dad to talk through experiences of international travel (including flying) with kids at around the 1-year-old mark... including the new challenges that weren't there when we travelled at 6 months plus some some key car vomit chat too. Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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The only 10 things you'll need for the first year
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by Comoot Podcast Network
6M ago
Following on from our '10 things in the first 3 months' episode, Della's Dad is back with a quick follow up on the 10 essential things you'll now need for the first year... and yes some are obvious but there are definitely a few items on the list we wouldn't have thought of if they were recommended to us so listen in.  Links to items mentioned: High Chair: Lalo 3-in-1  Portable booster chair Toys (different textures, noises, balls) & Books (for bedtime) Activity center Strollers: Joolz Aer & Yoyo  Baby Carrier Strap on from Sia Baby Dummy tether / Pacifier clip Baby c ..read more
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The one-year (ish) milestone / what to expect and how it differs amongst kids
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6M ago
Part 2 of our conversation with Ben, father of 3, centers around the one-year (ish) milestone... Della just had her first birthday and Della's Dad discusses with Ben all the awesome developments that happen around this age along with the challenges plus Ben imparts some sage advice for the new parents out there. Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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Moving to the burbs / Pulp Fiction and kids TV shows
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by Comoot Podcast Network
9M ago
Suburbanites and four-time dads Chris and Ken join Della's Dad to talk through saying goodbye to the long loved city life and trading it all in for the big houses and yards and  bad ethnic food of the suburbs... plus we dive a little into the appropriateness of adult movies like pulp fiction and some of our favorite kid-friendly shows (hint: It's Bluey) Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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Fathering Four Kids / including twins on the third go + having them "young"
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9M ago
Della's Dad is joined by a dear mate, Steve from Wollongong, for a conversation that has been a long time coming. On his way to fathering four kids, Steve and his wife had twins on their third go around. We discuss that journey for them plus dive into the perspective of starting a family in your early 20's (and in the midst Steve takes not one but two opportunities to brag about still exercising while being a young dad - I'll take that as motivation) Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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Premature babies / 12 days in the NICU
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by Comoot Podcast Network
10M ago
Della's dad is back! and so is Dave - 7 months after we spoke the day before his child's birth, the new dad returns to tell us about his family's birth experience, including what happens in a premature birth situation and what it's like to have your baby spend time in the NICU. Plus a ringing endorsement for night nurses! Theme: “Check it out” by Mountaineer (via Uppbeat ..read more
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