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Please welcome Hogan Hilling to the We RAD DADS podcast! Hogan has seen some hard times and weathered many storms as a dad. One might think this would have made him gruff, harsh and negative however Hogan has used his experiences to enlighten others on how dads can be extremely valuable parental figures. He has personally challenged the common paradigm that dads can't parent. Not only has Hogan been a stay-at home dad care taking his three children, one of which a child with special needs; he has endured a bitter and insulting divorce that left him at the mercy of the judicial system slanted toward one particular gender. Through all of this Hogan has remained calm and collected, consistently putting first what matters most.
Hogan is the creator of the Dadly Rally
and is a champion for dad's equality in parenting. True to his character, Hogan does not discriminate against any parent due to gender and welcomes involved women parents into the Dadly cause as well. He is a true example for each of us to follow!
Listen to our conversation as we discuss Hogan's winding path through life involving rediscovering his own dad as an adult and what he learned when they connected. This point alone shaped my perception of what it is to be an absent father... Sometimes the opportunity to be dad is taken away unjustly.
Show Notes: 6:29 - "I came out of the pantry"
11:01 - Follow your heart but use your head
17:47 - Stop the "dadsanity", do it for the kids
20:51 - The simple joy of play
23:16 - Henk
28:56 - Behaving Dadly
31:11 - Breaking the cycle
32:32 - Get comfortable being uncomfortable
34:29 - Living in the moment daddy
35:49 - The best things in life are free
40:08 - Looking at fatherhood through a child's eyes
42:28 - Don't beat yourself up. Reach out
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