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Brave Dad Now

Brave Dad Now

By John Meldrum
Are you a single dad looking for some light-hearted practical advice? We’ve all been there and it’s nice to share the experiences of fatherhood especially when we’re braving it alone. Join me as we talk about the fun and the frustrating, and navigate between tension and tenderness.
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Episode 19: Brave Dad is Back; Bigger, Bolder, Braver!
We’re back! We’re kicking off the next round of episodes with an update of everything that’s happened the last year. In this episode we discuss everything from support groups to new relationships.
19:36
January 29, 2020
Episode 18: The Gillette Ad Controversy: Helping or Hurting Men?
We are back and kicking off the new year with some new podcast episodes. For this podcast we streamed it live on Facebook to add some more conversation to the topic. In this episode we reveal the non profit organization I am starting. We also talk about the recent controversial video that Gillette released depicting acts of "toxic masculinity" and ask whether or not this ad helps or hurts men.
26:05
January 18, 2019
Episode 17: Dating After Divorce; Am I Ready?
In this episode we focus on the struggle of trying to date after a divorce and I share with you my experience of my 1st date. We also talk with love and lifestyle coach Terri Rose the owner of Blissify Your Life and get her professional opinion on relationships. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media: Instagram.com/bravedadnow Facebook.com/bravedadnow Twitter.com/bravedadnow www.bravedadnow.com
36:57
September 18, 2018
Episode 16: You Got Served! Should I Get a Divorce Lawyer?
A lot of people wonder if they should get a lawyer when they are going through the divorce process. In this episode we consider a lot of factors when it comes to navigating the legal maze of family law and I share with you some of my personal experiences in selecting a lawyer.
49:06
August 17, 2018
Episode 15: Parenting Styles: The Top Things You Should Prepare for Before Taking Your Kids Out in Public.
Going shopping is stressful. Going shopping with kids is a nightmare. In this episode we discuss some useful things you can do to making your shopping experience complete bliss.
36:24
July 26, 2018
Episode 14: The Power of Prayer: Why Praying to God Literally Saved My Life
Going through a traumatic experience like divorce can be devastating and sometimes we think that suicide is our only option. In this episode I discuss the realities that people with suicidal thoughts face and how my friend's tragic battle with suicide was a wake up call for me.
33:50
July 25, 2018
Episode 13: Why My Wife and I Got Divorced; Part 2
Many people have asked why my wife and I got divorced and they are always looking for a short, simple answer but the reality is divorce can be very complex and usually has multiple layers of circumstances that lead to it. In this episode I discuss the main events contributing to my divorce in the hopes of helping other people to make a course change before it gets to that point.
38:42
July 23, 2018
Episode 12: Why My Wife and I Got Divorced; Part 1
Many people have asked why my wife and I got divorced and they are always looking for a short, simple answer but the reality is divorce can be very complex and usually has multiple layers of circumstances that lead to it. In this episode I discuss the main events contributing to my divorce in the hopes of helping other people to make a course change before it gets to that point.
29:42
July 23, 2018
Episode 11: Growing Up with Divorce: A Discussion with my Friend Ben
Divorce affects so many people especially our children. In this episode I have a discussion with my friend about what it was like to grow upon family that went through a divorce.
33:42
July 23, 2018
Episode 10: The New Normal: Co-Parenting with Your Ex-Spouse
The dust is settling after your divorce but you still have kids that need to be raised. How do you work with your former spouse to raise the kids without going to war over every disagreement.
33:07
July 20, 2018
Episode 9: Parenting Styles: Bathing and Bedtime Routines for your Kids
It's that time of night, time to get your kids ready for bed and give them a bath! In this episode we discuss some of the challenges with getting your kids ready for bed.
34:30
July 18, 2018
Episode 8: The 5 Good Points of Being a Single Parent
Being a single parent can be challenging but it isn't all bad. In this episode we talk about some of the positive things than can come from being a single parent.
27:23
July 17, 2018
Episode 7: The Power of Forgiveness; Why I Chose to Forgive My Ex-Wife
Divorce can be a devastating experience. It is the death of an intimate relationship and can leave feelings of bitterness and anger. In this episode we discuss how hate can control your life and that forgiving your ex-spouse can free you from emotional turmoil.
27:11
July 16, 2018
Episode 6: Pornography: The modern plague; A discussion with addiction recovery specialist Tony Overbay
In this episode we talk about one of the hardest topics to talk about; pornography and it's affects on society and in our individual lives. We talk about this sweeping epidemic in society, why we should change our perception of it, and we share some practical steps you can utilize to help you or a loved one get back on the path. Make sure to visit Tony's recovery program at: www.thepathback.org.
34:22
July 15, 2018
Episode 5: Parenting Styles: How to not strangle your kids when they are being naughty
Have you ever wanted to strangle your kids because they are being naughty and there's no end in sight? I have. We've all been there and it's up to us to change how we approach our parenting situations so that our kids have a happy and healthy upbringing.
32:53
July 14, 2018
Episode 4: Parenting Styles: How to get your kids to eat yucky foods
Getting your kids to eat foods is no picnic. But in this episode we talk about some of the tactics I use to get my kids to eat their food.
31:25
July 13, 2018
Episode 3: Your Wife Left You, Now What? The Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing to Avoid Depression
Whether you've gone through a divorce or some type of traumatic experience in your life, these 5 tips can help you get through the depression and bounce back into feeling like yourself again.
25:10
July 12, 2018
Episode 2: The Art of "Good Enough": Dealing with Feelings of Inadequacy as a Single Parent
Some of us walk through this life as a single parent and the challenges can be overwhelming sometimes. Take comfort in knowing that many people have walked in your shoes. In this episode we explore some of the challenges of feeling inadequate.
31:03
July 11, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome to Brave Dad Now!
Happy Father’s Day! Let’s kick off this dad podcast with an intro on a special day!
08:44
June 17, 2018