Two thirty-something dads explore poopy diapers and the meaning of life.
129 // Lost and Found
It seems we're all entering a new chapter, where COVID has become integrated into society, and no longer overshadowing it. So looking back at the last two years, how have we grown as young(ish!) parents?
Patrick and John consider what they have lost and what they have found during this stretch, particularly when it comes to their ever-evolving identities.
128 // Dealing With Anger
The role that anger plays in parenting is very real. And it's often laced with guilt when we know we're supposed to model calmness for our kids.
John and Patrick delve into how anger crops up for them and how they might have a healthier outlook on the emotion that deserves space and acceptance just like any other.
127 // This Is It
So much of parenting focuses on raising future adults. And so much of our own energy is focused on producing a more desirable future rather than fully experiencing this moment. It's no wonder then, that time flies by.
Patrick and John pickup where they left off, digging further into "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals," by Oliver Burkeman to see if they can learn a thing or two about how to slow down, do less, and accept that this is it.
126 // Our Relationship With Time
Much of our adult lives are focused on how best to manage time. But what if it's our perspective on time that's the real issue?
Patrick and John begin a multi-episode discussion on the notion that we've got it all wrong when it comes to managing our brief time on earth, as put forward by author Oliver Burkeman in his book, "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals."
125 // Enemy At The Gates
January 2022 marked another turn in this rollercoaster pandemic, disorienting families across the US as school returned from the holiday break.
Now in February, John and Patrick return for their fifth season to take stock of the whirlwind start to the new year with childcare and school up in the air and COVID entering the home. Welcome back!
124 // Unwrapping 2021
The second year of the pandemic—and fourth season of Just Winging It—is coming to a close. As always, there's a lot to reflect back on.
Patrick and John unpack the various themes that emerged throughout the season and in their lives; from staying fit, mental health, cultivating independent thinking kids, and the various ways our lives have adapted to meet the moment.
Great parenting pod!
John and Patrick are genuine, funny, and super insightful. I don’t even have kids yet but I have listened to a few episodes and love the show! I can’t wait to reap the benefits of all their advice once I am actually raising kids. Keep up the good work!!
Funny. Honest. Helpful. One of my favorite podcasts. While these two dads converse about every-day parenting issues, they somehow end up having deep, philosophical conversations about the meaning of life. And they are hilariously entertaining while they do it! I look forward to the next episode every week!
Refreshing and real commentary on parenting
This podcast is so entertaining and real! I appreciate hearing dads who, like my husband, are active and engaged parents. It’s refreshing to see how this is becoming normal for men in our society. John and Patrick are funny and entertaining. I recommend you start at the beginning with episodes because the inside jokes do seem to build on each other.