6 episodes

Being a parent isn’t something you’re instantly good at. Instead, it’s a long process of learning how to mash together skills from other areas of your life—like your work and your hobbies—so you can do useful things for your family. Like learning to cook, fixing up the house, and setting good goals as a parent.
And that's where Dad Always Told Me comes in.
Hosted by me, Josh Haroldson (@joshharoldson)—stay-at-home dad, problem-solver, freelancer, copywriter, chef, pro photographer, handyman, and everyday adventurer—each episode is a short (2-15 minute) exploration into the connections I'm finding between creativity, problem-solving, and the funny business that is life as a parent.
Of course, please, don't take my advice too seriously. Or at all. This is meant to be a fun podcast that's full of sweetness and light.
But, as Dads do, I'll still try my best to share some easy—and possibly useful—tips, lessons, and frameworks you can apply right now to your life as a parent. You know, the kind of stuff I want to pass on to my kid so maybe one day he'll say, "You know, Dad always told me..."
And remember. Don't quit. Make it easy.

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Dad Always Told Me Josh Haroldson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Being a parent isn’t something you’re instantly good at. Instead, it’s a long process of learning how to mash together skills from other areas of your life—like your work and your hobbies—so you can do useful things for your family. Like learning to cook, fixing up the house, and setting good goals as a parent.
And that's where Dad Always Told Me comes in.
Hosted by me, Josh Haroldson (@joshharoldson)—stay-at-home dad, problem-solver, freelancer, copywriter, chef, pro photographer, handyman, and everyday adventurer—each episode is a short (2-15 minute) exploration into the connections I'm finding between creativity, problem-solving, and the funny business that is life as a parent.
Of course, please, don't take my advice too seriously. Or at all. This is meant to be a fun podcast that's full of sweetness and light.
But, as Dads do, I'll still try my best to share some easy—and possibly useful—tips, lessons, and frameworks you can apply right now to your life as a parent. You know, the kind of stuff I want to pass on to my kid so maybe one day he'll say, "You know, Dad always told me..."
And remember. Don't quit. Make it easy.

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    5. Why You Need to Play '10 Can' — A Fun Problem Solving Game

    5. Why You Need to Play '10 Can' — A Fun Problem Solving Game

    Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed by a big problem at work or with your kids? A quick game of “10 Can” might be all you need to get out of your rut and start solving any problem — right now.
    The best part? You can play it anywhere as long as you’ve got a few minutes, a piece of paper, and something to write with.
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    • 8 min
    4. [Dad Shorts] Escape to Your Backyard

    4. [Dad Shorts] Escape to Your Backyard

    What are Dad Shorts? Well, just like your dad's cargo shorts, these episodes might not be the longest episode in your podcast lineup, but they're packed with function. 
    In this case, just one quick product, recipe, or observation you can toss into your cargo pocket that will help you enjoy the funny business that is life as a parent.
    And for today's Dad Short, I'm sharing one of my favorite places to go on what I call an everyday adventure whenever I need a few minutes to relax. In this case, my backyard.
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    • 3 min
    3. Learning to Cook as a Parent

    3. Learning to Cook as a Parent

    As anyone with a kid knows your relationship with food changes as they get older. As a baby, it's all about breastfeeding and precisely dosed bottles of milk and formula. Then solid food comes into play and suddenly food becomes a thing you have to think about. A lot. 
    Of course, as a self-certified meal, skipper, this is a problem. Especially when you're forced to confront the fickle gaping maw of a toddler, and with it, the knowledge that someday that cute smile will be a portal to a bottomless pit that we're responsible for filling. 
    And without an unlimited takeout budget or a private chef on the payroll, that means somebody has got to cook dang near every day.
    This is the story about the "aha" moment when we started to notice the frameworks behind cooking. The kind of stuff that makes it easy — or at least easier — to cook every day.
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    • 6 min
    2. You Don’t Always Need the Perfect Tool to Get Things Done AKA the One Finger Method

    2. You Don’t Always Need the Perfect Tool to Get Things Done AKA the One Finger Method

    I built a garden behind our house recently. And I was reminded that "good enough and done" is way better than "perfect and not moving on".
    That's why today's episode is all about what I call the "one finger method".
    Or, the benefits of using the tools you've already got... on hand...to make big progress at home and at work.
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    • 4 min
    1. How to Work at Home With a Baby: 7 Rules for Success

    1. How to Work at Home With a Baby: 7 Rules for Success

    Do you work at home with a kid or a baby? Are you wondering if you can get any work done? I did for a year while being the primary caregiver for our newborn. And it was awesome. And hard and weird too. 
    And of course, during those 12 months, I learned a few best practices that helped to make the experience a good one for me, my kid, my wife, and I think the company I worked for too. At least, I mean, I never got fired anyway. 
    And so today in episode one of Dad Always Told Me, I'm going to share with you what those best practices are so that if you work from home with a kid or a baby, you can enjoy the experience, stay sane, do a great job, and plan for what's next.
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    • 17 min
    Welcome to Dad Always Told Me w/ Josh Haroldson

    Welcome to Dad Always Told Me w/ Josh Haroldson

    Being a parent isn’t something you’re instantly good at. Instead, it’s a long process of learning how to mash together skills from other areas of your life—like business and creativity—so you can do useful things for your family. Like cooking. And fixing up the house. And setting good goals as a parent.
    And that's where Dad Always Told Me comes in.
    Hosted by me, Josh Haroldson (@joshharoldson)—stay-at-home dad, problem-solver, freelancer, copywriter, chef, pro photographer, handyman, and everyday adventurer—each episode is a short (2-15 minute) exploration into the connections I'm finding between creativity, problem-solving, and the funny business that is life as a parent.
    Of course, please, don't take my advice too seriously. Or at all. This is meant to be a fun podcast that's full of sweetness and light.
    But that said, as Dads do, I'll still try my best to share some easy—and possibly useful—tips, lessons, and frameworks you can apply right now to your life as a parent. You know, the kind of stuff I want to pass on to my kid so maybe one day he'll say, "You know, Dad always told me..."
    So, thanks for listening. Seriously! I appreciate it.
    And remember...
    Don’t quit. Make it easy.
    *****
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    * Sign-up for my newsletter (tips, stories, product reviews, and more) at https://dadalwaystoldme.com

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    • 3 min

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