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podcasts: Dadsplaining, A Fatherhood Podcast

Every week on Dadsplaining we cover all the weirdest, messiest, grossest, and funniest parts of fatherhood. Join first-time dads Brandon and Jesse as we talk our way through our kids growing up and the adventures of parenting. Episode topics include: dad bods, milestones, childproofing, helicopter parenting, and caring for sick kids. We also interview dads from all walks of life to hear their stories and share the wisdom they've picked up along the way. New episodes every Monday morning!

Most Recent Episode:

You can help us spread positivity. Here's how.

Topics: Brandon and I will be recording a brief episode over the Internet soon, and we need your help! Send us something positive you've experienced while social distancing. Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.
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Why we're going on hiatus and what you can do about coronavirus

Topics: We are taking a hiatus for the near future to stay home with our families and avoid spreading germs. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to stay healthy & safe during this coronavirus situation. Please reach out to us if you have questions or worries - and we wish y'all the best of health until next time. Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Coronavirus & Germ Prevention: Info and Advice for Parents

Topics: Today we're sharing what we've learned about Coronavirus, and some practical tips for parents to prevent the spread of germs. Keep in mind - we are NOT experts or professionals here, so we recommend doing your own research. SOURCES https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html https://dph.georgia.gov/press-releases/2020-02-26/dph-preparations-potential-spread?fbclid=IwAR3u-nERP3cvRQBbpUDQABjM7kP-F1u_OFy3ebGrix1gin5wD_K6m1P781U https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Minisode: Sick Day

Topics: No full episode today because Jesse had to take a sick day. Question: how do you handle parenting when you get sick? Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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How to Handle the Parenting Identity Shift

Topics: Today we talk about moving houses post-baby and how to adjust to the identity of "parent." Article: https://bit.ly/38NRnAV Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Dadsplaining Update February 17, 2020

Topics: Just a short update this week. We've hit over 500 Spotify subscribers! Also, Jesse reads a listener message and recommends a new favorite Disney+ show. We'll be back next week with a full episode. Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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All About Parental Leave with Brittany from the Growing Our Family Podcast

Topics: This week, we dropped in on the Growing Our Family Podcast to chat with Brittany about parental leave! Learning Tower: https://amzn.to/2tcXZcm Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Rainy Days

Topics: This week, we're sharing tips on how to keep the kids entertained when going outside's not an option. Learning Tower: https://amzn.to/2tcXZcm Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Charly's Fertility Story

Topics: Our guest this week is radio host Charly Morgan, whom Atlantans know as the voice of B98.5, weekdays from 9am to 2pm. Charly is sharing her journey through fertility tests and IVF, as well as tips for parenting multiple children simultaneously. This is a deep, honest interview, both really emotional and really funny - make sure to listen to the whole thing! Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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How to Bond With Your Child

Topics: This week, we're sharing tips on how to form bonds with your little ones, whether you're in the infant or toddler stage - and even before the baby comes. Article from Parenting.com: https://www.parenting.com/baby/new-dads-guide-to-baby-bonding/ Join the Dadsplaining Facebook group: //facebook.com/groups/dadsplaining Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ze6H9Q Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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News

  • Walmart still wants customers, just fewer of them at a time. The nation’s largest retailer said it will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly about 20% of the average store’s capacity. To oversee the restriction, workers will mark a queue at a single-entry door, and direct arriving customers there, where they’ll be admitted one by one. The store will also institute one-way movement through our aisles next week in some stores, including floor markers and direction from workers. Walmart joins Target and others in trying to limit the number of customers in the store to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Associated Press contributed to this story.
  • Hobby Lobby is closing all its stores nationwide and furloughing employees without pay. The arts and crafts store released a statement Friday saying it’s closing its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hobby Lobby also said in the statement that it will be furloughing a large portion of corporate and distribution employees. Hobby Lobby will remain closed after 8 p.m. Friday until further notice. Hobby Lobby statement: 'As the country continues efforts to manage and mitigate the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus, Hobby Lobby will, after careful consideration, close the remainder of its stores, and furlough nearly all store employees and a large portion of corporate and distribution employees, effective Friday, April 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. The stores will remain closed until further notice. HOBBY LOBBY OFFICIAL STATEMENT “In order to allow our furloughed employees to take full advantage of the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Recovery Rebates provided to eligible employees by the federal government, we are ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of Company provided paid time off benefits (PPTO and Vacation) in accordance with the requirements outlined in the CARES Act (subject to State law requirements). However, we will maintain medical, dental, life, and long-term disability benefits for employees while furloughed through at least May 1, 2020, and will pay the cost of employee premiums for these benefits on behalf of employees while furloughed without pay. We encourage furloughed employees to file their claims with their State’s unemployment commissions as soon as possible. Upon return, employees will retain their original dates of hire and any accrued PPTO and Vacation. Our sincere gratitude goes out to our dedicated employees at this difficult time, and we look forward to the day when we can welcome them back, once we are able to reopen. HOBBY LOBBY OFFICIAL STATEMENT “We know our customers relied on us to provide essential products, including materials to make personal protective equipment, such as face masks, educational supplies for the countless parents who are now educating their children from home, and the thousands of small arts and crafts businesses who rely on us for supplies to make their products. Over the past several weeks, we implemented several best practices to provide a safer shopping environment, including the installation of physical barriers between customers and cashiers, enhanced cleaning, and the enforcement of social distancing measures. We are prepared to reopen our stores in a responsible way when the current situation improves, and look forward to welcoming our valued customers back to our stores. Until then, we pray for those affected by the virus, protection for the health care professionals caring for the sick, economic security for all impacted businesses and employees, and wisdom for our leaders.” HOBBY LOBBY OFFICIAL STATEMENT 'As the country continues efforts to manage and mitigate the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus, Hobby Lobby will, after careful consideration, close the remainder of its stores, and furlough nearly all store employees and a large portion of corporate and distribution employees, effective Friday, April 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. The stores will remain closed until further notice.”
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidance late Friday concerning the wearing of cloth face masks while out in public. The CDC, according to President Donald Trump, said that people, when going to public locations, should now wear “non-medical, cloth face coverings.” The action is voluntary, Trump said in his afternoon press briefing. Since the beginning of the battle against COVID-19, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had said that people didn’t need to wear masks unless they were sick and coughing, The New York Times reported prior to Trump’s announcement. Thursday evening, Trump had said his administration would have regulations when it came to the general population and the wearing of masks. Some opportunities for wearing masks while in public would be when going to pharmacies and grocery stores, the Times reported. Many people may now be looking for ways to make their own personal protective equipment or to make PPE for those working the front lines. There are many designs to make, from no-sew options to ones that need some needle and thread. No Sew Supplies: A bandanna or piece of finished cloth Hair elastics Sewn versions Supplies: Paper, to make a pattern Cotton fabric Fusible interfacing Elastic Pins Sewing machine The New York Times has an alternate pattern. Click here for step by step instructions. Kaiser Permanente has also shared a design approved by the health system for donation to hospitals, The Washington Post reported.
  • A Brooklyn landlord waived this month’s rent for hundreds of his tenants. Mario Salerno posted signs on the 18 buildings he owns throughout the borough letting tenants know they do not have to pay April’s rent, The New York Times reported. “My concern is everyone’s health,” Salerno told the Times. “I told them just to look out for your neighbor and make sure that everyone has food on their table.” Salerno had not calculated how much he would be losing from not collecting rent on the 80 apartments, but it’s likely hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Times reported. “I’m really not concerned about the rent right now, I’m concerned about people’s health,” Salerno told Greenpointers.com. “Not only are we up against an epidemic, these poor people have no jobs and they’re worried about getting sick. I didn’t think it was much on a person like me, who God was good to, to help them all out.” It has helped ease the stress for some tenants who are out of work because of the coronavirus. Tenant Paul Gentile has lived four years in one of Salerno’s buildings. He works as an attorney but lost his job when the courthouses closed March 18. “You don’t see that, especially in a landlord-tenant relationship in New York City,” Gentile told the Times. “He’s amazing.”
  • A Michigan sugar company purchased $131,000 worth of gift cards from restaurants in communities where it operates. The Michigan Sugar Co. gave each of its 1,300 employees a $100 gift card from more than 50 restaurants, MLive reported. “We hope this helps ease the pain of this pandemic for those businesses just a little bit,” Michigan Sugar Co. Board Chairman Adam Herford told MLive. The company has also donated personal protection equipment including masks, gloves and safety glasses to Michigan-area health care facilities.
  • A Detroit bus driver who complained about a coughing passenger in a video posted on social media, has died from the coronavirus. Jason Hargrove got sick four days after posting the video on March 21 where he went on a profanity-laced tirade about a woman who coughed repeatedly while on the bus. The bus drivers’ unions said Hargrove, 50, died Wednesday. The coronavirus can spread through the air, health officials have said. “Public workers doing our job, trying to make (an) honest living, take care of our families,” Hargrove said in the video. “For you to get on the bus ... and cough several times without covering up your mouth and you know (we’re) in the middle of a pandemic — that lets me know that some folks don’t care.” The city stopped collecting fares March 17. The buses were to be more thoroughly cleaned and passengers were required to enter and exit from the rear door only. Mayor Mike Duggan expressed condolences and urged others to watch Hargroves’ video. “He was infected before we closed the front doors (on buses),” Duggan said. “Some of his language is graphic, but I don’t know how you can watch it and not tear up. He knew his life was being put in jeopardy ... by someone who didn’t take this seriously and now he’s gone.”