41 episodes

DadSpace - A Podcast for Dads by Dads. Dad Space is a safe space to ask questions, learn from other Dads and grow in community! We equip Dads with how to tips, marriage tips, family insights and even the occasional Dad Joke! Great guests will join us to share their Dad journey with you. Whether you are a new Dad, a Step-Dad, an empty nester or Grandparent! Dad Space is a safe space for Dads to connect and do life together! Visit DadSpace.ca for all things Dad!

Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads Dave Campbell

    • Society & Culture

DadSpace - A Podcast for Dads by Dads. Dad Space is a safe space to ask questions, learn from other Dads and grow in community! We equip Dads with how to tips, marriage tips, family insights and even the occasional Dad Joke! Great guests will join us to share their Dad journey with you. Whether you are a new Dad, a Step-Dad, an empty nester or Grandparent! Dad Space is a safe space for Dads to connect and do life together! Visit DadSpace.ca for all things Dad!

    E37 - Thoughts on Becoming a Dad for the First Time

    E37 - Thoughts on Becoming a Dad for the First Time

    E37 - Thoughts on Becoming a Dad for the First Time

    Are you becoming a father for the first time? Having a baby is an exciting and potentially terrifying experience for any first-time dad. If this is your first time being a dad, we’ve compiled a list of ways to calm your potential fears.

    Although there’s a lot to learn and take in, knowledge is power. 

    Knowing what to expect when the baby comes will help you properly care for your new baby and support your partner during the process.

    Being a first time dad and meeting your new baby for the first time is exciting! 

    Although we aim to provide parents with information to make them feel empowered and less fearful, trust us when we say that there’s only so much you can learn from books and websites. 

    Once Baby is around, your instincts will kick in and you’ll grow into an amazing father to your new bundle of joy!

    If you are feeling overwhelmed, a little lost and you would love to interact with other Dad's that listen to our show, head over to our website for a link to our private Facebook Group

    https://dadspace.ca/


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 19 min
    E36 - The Basics of Money with David Chudyk - Credit Cards, Real Estate and More Money Wisdom

    E36 - The Basics of Money with David Chudyk - Credit Cards, Real Estate and More Money Wisdom

    E36 - The Basics of Money with David Chudyk - Credit Cards, Real Estate and More Money Wisdom

    Today we look at setting an example for our kids with money - David joins us to give us the BASICS of Money Management, including 

    - when to get your kids a credit card?

    - renting or owning property - How Dave set up his son when he went off to university

    - How we need to improve who we are and how doing so impacts our finances

    More about our guest:

    As a financial planner with offices in Greenville and Seneca, South Carolina, David has been helping clients to build wealth since 2005. David began his career in the financial services arena in 2002. In 2005, David had the opportunity to purchase an insurance and financial services agency in Seneca, SC, and later, in 2006 obtained the prestigious Certified Financial Planner designation. During his career, David has won numerous company and local awards.

    David believes that it is his duty to shepherd his clients by empowering them to make the best possible financial decisions for the reasons that are important to them. By developing plans and strategies for business owners and individuals for all areas of financial planning, such as investment planning, risk management, tax planning, estate planning, etc., David believes that he can help his clients’ overall financial wellbeing.

    As an entrepreneur, David has held to the philosophy that “we all need to do our parts to make the world a better place.” He is currently heading a financial literacy program for the Foothills Care Center and is on the Board of Directors of Crimestoppers of Oconee County. David has won the United Way of Oconee County’s small business of the year for company giving on several occasions.

    David and Jill, his wife of 20+ years live on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC, and are the proud parents of three boys… two of which are twins. All three boys are very active in club soccer. Through all of the busyness of their family and professional lives, David and Jill have always strived to remain active. David has run five marathons, completed the 300 mile ride4life cycling event twice, and completed the 100+ mile Assault on Mt Mitchell twice. In his previous career, David was a Tennis Professional and has taken the game back up after a 19-year absence.

    https://www.weeklywealthpodcast.com/

    Dave's Financial Business Bio Page

    david@parallelfinancial.com

    ___

    https://dadspace.ca/


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 44 min
    E35 - How to to be a Happy Dad and enjoy a Happy New Year - What Happiness Isn't and What it actually is

    E35 - How to to be a Happy Dad and enjoy a Happy New Year - What Happiness Isn't and What it actually is

    E35 - How to to be a Happy Dad and enjoy a Happy New Year

    We greet each other with a Happy New Year on January 1st - we wear silly hats, fireworks fill the sky and a new year starts.  My question to Dad's this year, how can we be a Happy Dad this year?

    The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole!  We get stranded in a rut of what we think is happiness, but turns out, these things do not lead to happiness

    Human beings are wired with an innate potential for happiness, but if you're like most people, you're not entirely sure what happiness is. 

    Well, here are six things that happiness isn't:


    Happiness isn't about being wealthy. Money buys you comfort, support, and freedom of action, but it doesn't make you happy.
    Happiness isn't about being powerful. Power is about exerting your will on others; happiness comes from working together in mutually satisfying ways.
    Happiness isn't about achieving success. Some of the most successful people are very unhappy — and vice versa. The only exception: people who decide to succeed at being happy.
    Happiness isn't just about being excited. If you fall down a flight of stairs, there certainly is a great deal of excitement — but you're surely not happy! Sadly, excitement often creates an illusion of happiness — and that illusion doesn't last.
    Happiness isn't a life-transforming experience. Happiness is momentary — it comes and goes — but it doesn't change your life in any significant way. Enjoy happiness while you have it!
    Happiness isn't always an easy thing to achieve. Most people have to work at being happy. Life has its challenges, for sure, so how do you deal with them?

    *source

    So How can we be a Happy Dad?  Try these instead!

    Be Present - It’s really simple. When you’re spending good quality time with your kids don’t think about what you didn’t do yesterday or what you have to do tomorrow or next week. LIVE. IN. THE. MOMENT

    Let Your Kids Be Themselves - Your children are individuals. They need to be who they are so they can figure out this big world we live in. Enjoy their uniqueness and celebrate their differences.

    Forgive and Ask Forgiveness - Whatever your kid does it’s important that you forgive them and make sure to let them know that you forgive them. If there is conflict make sure it is settled before bedtime. Parenting with guilt only leads to misery.

    Be Consistent - Show up, be the constant in your family.  You being there brings safety and harmony which can fuel happiness!

    Play With Your Kids - I know this isn’t always the easiest thing to do because you have a huge to-do list that is constantly running in your head (we all do). But at the end of the day I’m sure you when you look back at your day the best part will be the time you actually spent with your kids.

    Don’t Compare - Stop chasing your tail - be content with what you have and model for your kids that the accumulation of things is not the source of happiness!

    Take Care of Yourself - Make time for yourself and take care of you.

    *source - https://goodmenproject.com/families/7-secrets-to-being-a-happy-dad-wat/

    Thanks for being apart of Dad Space - if you are looking for a group of guys that would love to do life with you as a Dad head over to https://dadspace.ca/


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 15 min
    E33 - How to Cope When You Are Alone over the Holidays

    E33 - How to Cope When You Are Alone over the Holidays

    EPISODE 33 - 

    How to Cope When You Are Alone over the Holidays

    In general, there are three ways to cope with being alone at Christmas. 

    First, you can address your mental state and how it is contributing to your loneliness. 

    Second, you can find things to do at Christmas that make you feel less alone. 

    Third, you can plan ahead so that you are not alone this time next year if you don't want to be.

    Tips for Coping With Loneliness at Christmas
    One way to cope with being alone on Christmas is to actually go out and do something productive. Rather than spend the day at home alone, find something that you can do that fits with your mindset and mental state for the day.

    For example, if you feel full of energy, and the weather is decent, go for a long run. If you feel social, consider attending a church service to be in the presence of others. Below are some other ideas to keep you from focusing on the fact that you are alone this holiday.

    Say 'Yes'
    Perhaps you are alone this year because you turned down invitations. Know that it's OK to call those people back and say "yes." This is often a problem for those with social anxiety—you turn down invitations only to regret it and feel lonely afterward.

    Take Time to Volunteer
    One way to gain a better appreciation for the good things in your life is to get involved in volunteering. During the holidays, volunteering is a way to connect with others, boost your self-esteem, and bring joy to people who are less fortunate. Consider offering to help serve dinner at a soup kitchen, bring gifts to a children's hospital, or visit lonely residents at a nursing home.

    If You're Having Difficulty Coping
    If you are feeling really down about being alone on Christmas and can't pull yourself out of it, reach out for help. Call a friend, family member, or a helpline.

    Regardless of whether you are physically separated from people on Christmas, you should never feel like you are lacking support. There are people who would love to hear from you and trained volunteers waiting to support and counsel you.

    If you or a loved one are struggling with social anxiety disorder, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.

    For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.

    https://dadspace.ca/


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 21 min
    E32 - Thoughts on The Empty Nest and How We Find Joy in this New Stage in Life

    E32 - Thoughts on The Empty Nest and How We Find Joy in this New Stage in Life

    EPIOSDE 32 - 

    Thoughts on The Empty Nest and How We Find Joy in this New Stage in Life

    When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined!

    Whether you've been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the options before you are practically limitless--a fact that can be as exciting as it is terrifying.

    In this book, Jim Burns combines his personal experiences with extensive research, interviews with other empty nesters, and his professional work as a family educator to help you navigate your new life as an empty nester and find joy in the opportunities for life-change before you.

    Rather than offering shallow suggestions of hobbies you should take up, Burns encourages you to actively pursue a fresh start, reinvent yourself, and thrive beyond this new stage. To help you do this, he equips you with practical advice and timeless principles, including how to:


    Change the relationship you once had with your children--for the better
    Face big issues (like aging parents, finances, and kids returning home) with confidence
    And rekindle your fire and purpose to live with passion day by day

    Amid his wealth of know-how, you'll uncover what may be the most important takeaway of all: hope that the best is yet to come.

    Audio Version of Finding Joy in the Empty Nest

    Finding Joy in the Empty Nest

    Living The Next Chapter Podcast featuring Jim Burns

    ___

    Check out our Dad Space Community on Facebook

    Visit DadSpace.ca for everything Dad!

    Have a podcast and need a great website? Try Podpage!

    podcast produced by TrueMediaSolutions.ca


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 21 min
    E31 - Finding Your Way Back To Your Element, When You Are Out of It

    E31 - Finding Your Way Back To Your Element, When You Are Out of It

    EPISODE 31 - 

    Finding Your Way Back To Your Element, When You Are Out of It

    I have been reading Finding your Element by: Sir Ken Robinson - it is definitely a book worth reading. It is fully packed with inspiration and motivates you to make the best of your life. The book is full of exercises, which help you to define your areas of interests and find your element.

    I have pulled out a few thoughts from this book to share with you as well as a story of a time when I was WAY OUT OF MY ELEMENT - in a first class way!

    1 - Passion reveals energy - If you’re doing something that you love, by the end of the day you may be physically tired but spiritually energized.
    2- Mindfulness is key - Mindfulness doesn’t remove the ups and downs of life, it changes how experiences influence you and how you influence the experience…it changes your relationship with the world.
    3- Find The Meaning of Happiness - Research suggests that 40% of what affects your actual levels of happiness is what you chose to do and how you choose to think and feel: in other words, your own behavior.
    4- Recognize The Myth of Barriers - Way too often we set ourselves limitations in our own heads and restrict ourselves from living great lives.
    5 - Find your tribe - Tribes that work together can achieve more than individuals acting alone because they stimulate each other’s creativity and sense of possibility.
    6 - Living your own life- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do.
    Finding your own Element won’t guarantee that you’ll spend the rest of your life in a constant, unbroken state of pleasure and delight. It will give you a deeper sense of who you really are and of the life you could and maybe should live.

    Find your way back to your element when you feel that you are out of it - someone has handed you the ticket, take your seat and enjoy the flight!

    Dave

    ___

    Check out our Dad Space Community on Facebook

    Visit DadSpace.ca for everything Dad!

    Have a podcast and need a great website? Try Podpage!

    podcast produced by TrueMediaSolutions.ca


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dad-space-podcast/message

    • 19 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Hoda Kotb, TODAY
iHeartPodcasts
iHeartPodcasts
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
This American Life
iHeartPodcasts