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Ep 7: 13 Amazing Facts about Happiness

Deconstructing Dad Podcast

Release Date: 07/20/2017

So Ya Wanna Move In? (Part One) show art So Ya Wanna Move In? (Part One)

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Cohost Dan sits this one out so my girlfriend. Ahem, excuse me. My now live-in girlfriend, can sit down on mic with and discuss dating after divorce and then dating me. We talk about the slow development from first date to denying we're dating to actually dating to "Hey, ya wanna move in with me and my FIVE kids!? You can bring yours along if ya like!" Now that we're blending the family and trying to figure that out, there are lots of adjustments for the both of us. We share what some of those are all while drinking a little Apple Whiskey Truth Serum and having a few laughs!

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Kids over Guns... and Strippers! show art Kids over Guns... and Strippers!

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Dad's and their riding lawn mowers... am I right? Dan has a new one and he's proud landscaper! Ginger has officially begun to blend families. Talks of travel sports, time for the parent over the child. Divorced and decision making around availablitiy is a real thing. Ginger's daughter calls for a late night pick up. Dad's been drinking. To send and Uber or not? We weight in on the School shootings and gun rights over kids right to ya know... live! In our last story, we discuss a father who takes his daughter to the strip club, but he's not a bad father because he left her in the car!!

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10 Single Father Hardships to Overcome show art 10 Single Father Hardships to Overcome

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In this episode, Ginger scars his son, whom he thought was sleeping in the backseat, but apparently was wide awake and getting a life lesson from an Eminem Song. Dan becomes a Home Depot-Set Building-Theater Dad. We read about a mother who gets pulled over for drunk driving but denies ever having a drink... until her frightened unbuckled young son tells the truth from the backseat.  We also share a Top 10 list of Hardships we've had as single fathers. 

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Ep 49: A Christmas Concert Scrooge and a Football Championship Remembered show art Ep 49: A Christmas Concert Scrooge and a Football Championship Remembered

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In this thought to be lost forever pre-christmas episode, Dan and Ginger discuss the holidays and upcoming plans, the adorble cutness of childrens school christmas concerts and how that wears off. Dan also looks back at a time in his youth when he was part of a championship football team and contemplates making a documentary... once he comes into some money that is. 

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Ep 48: Deadbeat Dad's and Heart Attacks show art Ep 48: Deadbeat Dad's and Heart Attacks

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In this ep, the great and powerful dads return to discuss one tik tok-er's unique way of living unblended while another one demands that all men in basements get their microphones revoked!  Dan has had it up to hear with parents weaponizing their children. Off with the dead beat dad's heads.  Ginger's health has taken a surprising turn. Two words, "Heart Attack"? Maybe it's not that bad? Maybe he's in denial?  Let us know!  You can reach the show by emailing the show as well as finding us on the Twitter: Ginger is @s7evendaysageek Dan is @Deac273 The show @DeconsructDad

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Ep 47: How Was Your Podtoberfest Honey  show art Ep 47: How Was Your Podtoberfest Honey

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Wrapping up our second day of Podtoberfest. The final hour and half of it all, The Maier's (Chris and Kristen), from How Was Your Week Honey join us to not really discuss parenting as much as we discuss things because we are parents. 

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Ep 46: Worst Week Ever! show art Ep 46: Worst Week Ever!

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In what starts out as a great weekend for Ginger, a surprise birthday party, attending a post pandemic concert (is it post?), and family photo's, suddenly turns into one bad thing after another! One kid takes a trip to the hospital, another gets in a bad car wreck while another decided Covid is what the house was missing. All of this and sooooo much more.  Dan finally lands a beauty and feels blessed. We discuss how odd it is to be with someone that's actually supportive and that darn Elf on the shelf gets brought up, so does a family vacation and we wrap things up with Dan's kid...

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Ep 45: Blending Families Post Vasectomy  show art Ep 45: Blending Families Post Vasectomy

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Dan is thinking about getting a Vasectomy. Jay recently got one. What better time than now then to relive the horror of it all. We're 6 weeks out since Jay had one, so after dropping off his sample he shares the good the bad and the very ugly of it all.  We are also both in relationships. We've got kids. They've got kids. Small discussions have begun, in different ways, of how we are going about blending our families.  Before we go, we give shoutouts to the Dad's that have recently come on and shared their stories with us and to the Maier's from the excellent podcast called "How Was...

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Ep 44: Parenting Through a Digital Detox with Diary of the Dad show art Ep 44: Parenting Through a Digital Detox with Diary of the Dad

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Blogger Tom Briggs best known from his Diary of the Dad Blog, joins Dan and Ginger to discuss fatherhood. Are things done differently across da pond? What's it like managing a successful #DadBlog, especially once it becomes your main job. We recall the days of getting grounded as kids and getting the cable TV taken away. Now when we ground our kids, you have to amputate them!  Find, Follow and say Hi to Tom on Twitter @DiaryoftheDad. Follow us @DeconstructDad but don't you dare think about saying anything but "I love your face!" because you know we love your faces!  See ya next...

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Ep 43:Blending Families with Marcus The Token show art Ep 43:Blending Families with Marcus The Token

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Jay and Dan have our first guest on the show. We discuss Blending Families, race, stereotypes, mixing cultures and chasing your dreams while being a stay at home/working father. 

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In this episode AG and Dan are joined by friend of the show and fellow podcaster Courtney Calkins from the Quadcast Podcast. You'll remember him from episode 3. This week we discuss Happiness.

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So in this episode we discuss a the study of happiness, and what makes us happy. What you can do to find happiness and ways to maintain happiness. Add variety into your life. Change things up. Exercise, meditate, enjoy your friends and family more. Do selfless acts. Surround yourself with positive people, do what makes you happy. Sounds easy doesn't it? Listen in for advice from 3 Dads working everyday to find their happy place both personally and as parents.