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Brand New Father Podcast is a place to find encouragement, real life stories, struggles, wins and some lessons to help you become a better dad today than you were yesterday!
Millennials were supposed to change the parenting status quo and make engaged fatherhood seem totally unexceptional. Even, if we are the most engaged, involved generation of fathers in history (which we probably are), the everyday grind of fatherhood is far from easy.
This podcast is my outlet for sharing my story and opportunity to connect with those who share the same values, and want to join me. Let’s build a community where new dads can be heard and understood.

Brand New Father Podcast Tanel Jappinen, a husband and a new dad shares the stories, struggles and w

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 172 Ratings

Brand New Father Podcast is a place to find encouragement, real life stories, struggles, wins and some lessons to help you become a better dad today than you were yesterday!
Millennials were supposed to change the parenting status quo and make engaged fatherhood seem totally unexceptional. Even, if we are the most engaged, involved generation of fathers in history (which we probably are), the everyday grind of fatherhood is far from easy.
This podcast is my outlet for sharing my story and opportunity to connect with those who share the same values, and want to join me. Let’s build a community where new dads can be heard and understood.

    110 Super Dad Syndrome

    110 Super Dad Syndrome

    In this episode I share my own struggle with trying to be a good dad and a husband… sometime to a fault and trying to make it perfect.
    In the end I’ll also leave you with my 3 takeaways how to combat that super dad syndrome.
    Tune in!
    Resources:
    * New Dad FB group: BrandNewFather.com/Facebook
    * “Keep your sanity as a new dad” video course: BrandNewFather.com/sanity

    • 22 min
    109 Shawn Stevenson on Sleep and New Parenthood

    109 Shawn Stevenson on Sleep and New Parenthood

    Shawn Stevenson is the host of The Model Health Show podcast, which is #1 Health podcast on iTunes and also a a bestselling author of “Sleep Smarter”
    I can’t think of a better person to talk to about new parents and sleep strategies and habits!
    Here's some of the topics we're getting into:
    Importance of self-care as a parent How sleep or sleeplessness affects our hormone balance and overall health The myth of everyone needing 7-8 hours of sleep a night (spoiler: it’s not all about the quantity, but also the quality of sleep) What are sleep cycles and the 4 stages of sleep Why having a drink before hitting the hay may be counter-productive Risks of chronic sleep deprivation “Paying back” the sleep debt vs lifestyle strategies to avoid the sleep debt in the first place Using melatonin supplements Napping Resources:
    - Shawn's The Model Health Show podcast: 
    - Shawn's "Sleep Smarter" book
    - Video course "Keep your sanity as a new dad"
    - New Dad FB group

    • 1 hr 3 min
    108 Happy Fathers Day and my lessons from past 6 weeks

    108 Happy Fathers Day and my lessons from past 6 weeks

    Happy Fathers Day!
    I'm not much of a holiday guy - I don't care about Christmas nor my birthdays, but made an exception this Fathers Day to ponder about the lessons learnt this past 6 weeks of being a dad of 2.
    Biggest takeaway - take time! For yourself, for your baby and for your partner!
    Tune in!

    • 18 min
    107 Mike McCarthy on elevating your fatherhood experience with Miracle Mornings

    107 Mike McCarthy on elevating your fatherhood experience with Miracle Mornings

    Today’s guest Mike McCarthy is a family man and a dad of 2, an avid student of both leadership and personal development. He’s also a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the GoBundance Adventure Masterminding Group, co-author of the Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, co-creator of GratefulParent.com, and the Regional Owner for the Keller Williams.
    Although he’s successful in his professional ventures, one of his top priorities is spending time and traveling with his wife, their son and daughter. He also enjoys kayaking, climbing mountains and hiking..
    I wanted to bring him on to share his insights on:
    why and how not to forget about living your own life despite of being a dad how to bring out the best in yourself to be the best dad and the partner the importance of rituals, specifically morning rituals since the way we approach our mornings sets the tone for the rest of our day. and much more! Tune in!
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    Resources:
    - Adventure mastermind group: GoBundance.com
    - GratefulParent.com
    - “Keep your sanity as a new dad” video course (50% off): BrandNewFather.com/sanity
    - Private FB group for new dads: BrandNewFather.com/Facebook

    • 56 min
    106 Baby #2 and the challenges & lessons learnt from first few weeks

    106 Baby #2 and the challenges & lessons learnt from first few weeks

    As promised in previous episode, in this episode I’ll share our story from the end of our second pregnancy and impressions from first few weeks of being dad of 2.
    We thought we had a solid plan for transitioning from having one toddler to becoming a family of four. However, unexpectedly threw a curve ball, as it often times does.
    Tune in to listen to our birth story and the challenges and lessons learnt from first 2-3 weeks with our baby boy.
    Resources:
    * New Dad FB group: BrandNewFather.com/Facebook
    * “Keep your sanity as a new dad” video course: BrandNewFather.com/sanity
    * Shownotes for this episode: BrandNewFather.com/Baby-2

    • 20 min
    105 Parijat Deshpande on stress, pregnancy and early parenthood

    105 Parijat Deshpande on stress, pregnancy and early parenthood

    Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert who educates and guides women (and couples) on how to manage their stress, anxiety and overall wellness so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life.
    I wanted to bring her on mainly because most new dads and moms alike could use some tips and tactics how to reduce stress during pregnancy and early parenthood.
    Tune in!
    Here’s what we’ll get into in today’s show:
    Parijat’s personal story with high-risk pregnancy What is considered a high-risk pregnancy (it’s broader spectrum than you may think) How can dad support his partner throughout pregnancy What kind of support soon-to-be or new mom needs Stress and the effect it has on expecting mom’s health Actionable things dads can do to relieve new mom’s stress Resources:
    Parijat’s website: ParijatDeshpande.com
    “Keep your sanity as a new dad” video course: BrandNewFather.com/sanity
    Private FB group for new dads: BrandNewFather.com/Facebook

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

K Dunbeck ,

Only wish there was more

As I awaited the arrival of our first child I read the books we all read and was left wishing to find advice specifically for fathers. This podcast was calling and reassuring. Honestly the best podcast you can listen to to help you realize how to be the best father and husband you can be.

Tyle-I ,

Really well done

I know nothing about babies. This is a really good genuine encouraging podcast full of great advice and stories of experiences. It does a great job of taking a deeper dive into emotions and an introspective look at what it’s like on being a new dad. Thanks for doing this podcast! Its helping me to be a better dad.

mdh072020 ,

Almost there

We are 11 days away from the due date and I’m a little stressed about being a dad. It is so great to find a podcast for new dads or (in my case) dads to-be! This podcast is riddled with really practical tips and made with a lot of care. Thanks for taking your time and putting this material together. It has really been calming to hear the stories, tips, and road maps in navigating fatherhood!

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