Welcome to the Brand New Father Site!
If you’re either expecting or already a fairly new parent and care for a guy’s take on these topics, you’re in the right place.
My goal with this blog is to promote father’s involvement in (early) childhood. I’m nothing close to being an expert in this field – I’m a recent first-time dad myself. However I am passionate about being actively involved in raising our tiny nipper so she can become happy, healthy and confident (little) girl.
Although becoming a parent has been a massive game-changer for me, I don’t think it’s the end of the world. I believe in taking my job as a father seriously, but not myself. In this blog I’m going to share MY opinion on what it takes to be a dad. I don't shy away from sharing my failures and struggles and occasional wins here and there. In addition to my own take on fatherhood, I'm also interviewing other dads and "dad experts" on my podcast. So, let’s get started.
You can read more about me and my story on the ABOUT PAGE.
For most recent post (incl. podcast episodes), visit the BLOG PAGE.
If you mostly prefer to consume audio content, check out the PODCAST PLAYER.
I'm about to launch an ONLINE PROGRAM FOR NEW DADS. If that sounds intriguing, check out that out as well!
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Check out the recent posts and podcast episodes:
- Interview with Brian “The Birth Guy” Salmon (Podcast Episode 087)
- Interview with Gabriel Sanders of the New Dads Place (Podcast Episode 086)
- Interview with Anthony Hayes (Podcast Episode 084)
- Interview with Maria Brooks from Lamaze International (Podcast Episode 083)
- Interview with Ron Geer: facing challenges as a parent (Podcast Episode 082)
- Interview with Jim Harshaw: finding success in fatherhood (Podcast Episode 081)
- Interview with Tom Schwab (Podcast Episode 080)
Why does this matter?
I truly believe that the quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. And personally, I can't think of many or actually any more important relationships in my life than the one that I have with my wife and with our little baby-girl.
When it comes to business or our careers we wouldn't expect them to thrive on their own. We understand that we need to work on them, put the effort in and do it consistently. Yet, we often times expect our relationships to "work" on their own.
It took me less than 12 months to realize that our habits and strategies that got us in this situation (being new parents), can't get us where we want to get.
I don't want to be satisfied with my relationships. I want to be ecstatic about them and I want them to thrive not just "work".
In other words – what worked when there was just 2 of us, is not what works now when there's 3 of us.