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Author: Matthew Krekeler

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Welcome to Girl Dad Nation. I'm Matthew Krekeler, proud father of three amazing young girls, and I started this podcast to learn from other dads with daughters and hopefully share some helpful tips that I have learned as well. I'll be interviewing awesome dads from a variety of backgrounds and for quick tips on specific topics, check out the pods labeled "DAD HACKS." If you have a question, comment, or dad hack of your own, send me an email at: GirlDadNationPodcast@gmail.com And if you like this podcast, please leave a 5-Star review and share it with a friend. Thank you for being on this amazing journey with me. There is no greater joy than being a dad!

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In this episode I welcome Nathaniel Noble Jr who is a girl dad of two biological daughters, 3 stepdaughters, a goddaughter, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters. Air Force Veteran and patriot artist Nathaniel Noble Jr (Nate Smoove) is a fabulously talented and creative song writer and producer who brings his political and spiritual views to life with his poetry set to some serious beats and fantastic music. Nathaniel recently started his podcast March 2022 called the Nathaniel Noble Jr Po...
In this bonus episode I welcome back Shawn Nelson of Lovesac to share an awesome story about when his kids opened for the I Love the 90s Tour! LINKSAbout Shawn NelsonLet Me Save You 25 Years - BookLovesac - Modern Furniture@shawnoflovesacThank you to Shawn for sharing and being part of Girl Dad Nation.I encourage you to make the most out of each opportunity. Inspire your kids to be bold and confident! And if you have a fun family story to share, please leave a comment on social media or send ...
In this episode I welcome Shawn Nelson, the Founder and CEO of Lovesac, to delve into the entrepreneurial journey he's embarked on and how it intertwines with his role as a dedicated father. Inspired by his recent book, Let Me Save You 25 Years, we explore the invaluable lessons Shawn has learned along the way, fondly termed 'Shawnisms', and their relevance to his experiences in both business and fatherhood.It's important to keep everything in proper priority. Shawn thinks about his wife and ...
I am joined once again by Allan Shedlin, creator of the Daddying Film Festival & Forum (D3F) to talk about the 2024 festival! My short film 'Love Grows Here' was selected for the 2023 festival and I encourage everyone to submit a film! DADDYING FILM FESTIVAL & FORUM (D3F) Virtual Festival - May 2-9, 2024Live Forum in Philadelphia, PA - May 17, 2024Call for Entries via FilmFreeway NOW OPEN! Submit by MARCH 4th!LATE FEE DEADLINE: MARCH 25thWatch the 'Love Grows Here' Short Fil...
In this episode I welcome Bryce Kenny. Bryce is a father of 3, and a professional Monster Jam driver as the Great Clips Mohawk Warrior. He shares his experience raising kids, what he’s learned from raising daughters, and advice from his new book Geared for Life: Making the Shift Into Your Full Potential.LINKSWebsite: https://brycekenny.com/Instagram: @warriorbryceTikTok: @warriorbryceFacebook: Bryce KennyBook order: Geared For Life: Making the Shift Into Your Full PotentialThank you to Bryce ...
In this episode I welcome J Hall. J is a father of four (2 daughters, 2 sons), a podcaster, and an author. He recently released a book titled “God Help Me! I'm a Young Dad: 10 Essentials for Becoming the Dad Your Kids Need.” We dive into the inspiration for his book and what he’s learned from raising girls.LINKSBook, Podcast, and more about Jhttps://www.jhallwriter.com/Thank you to J for sharing his journey and for being part of Girl Dad Nation.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please let me kn...
In this bonus episode I welcome back Kevin McCarty of The McCarty Family to talk about enjoying spooky family fun!LINKSwww.TheMcCartys.tvhttps://www.youtube.com/@TheMcCartyfamThank you to Kevin for sharing and being part of Girl Dad Nation.I encourage you to make the most out of each season. And if you have a fun family tradition to share, please leave a comment on social media or send me an email to girldadnationpodcast@gmail.comAnd if you haven't done so yet, hit that Follow button! It mean...
In this episode I welcome Kevin McCarty of The McCarty Family. You may have seen them on YouTube or social media with their comedy videos starring the whole family. It was a great conversation about inspiring creativity and prioritizing what matters.Let’s get to it!LINKSwww.TheMcCartys.tvhttps://www.youtube.com/@TheMcCartyfamIG: @‌girldadnationTwitter: @‌girldadnationGirlDadNationPodcast@gmail.comSend me a Text MessageGirl Dad Nation is made possible by the generous support of our listeners a...
In this episode I welcome Brian Young. Brian has 4 daughters and he’s the author of the book “Thriving Girl Dad: A Dude’s Guide to Raising Daughters.” A major theme of his is not just to survive, but how we can thrive as men, husbands, and fathers. It was a great conversation. Stick around after the interview for my takeaways.LINKSThriving Girl Dad BookThank you to Brian for sharing his journey and for being part of Girl Dad Nation.Check out the links in the description to learn more about th...
I welcome Carter from The Touched Out Podcast. Carter has three kids and he says his parenting style has evolved over the past year after he was diagnosed with ADHD and autism, alongside his 2-year-old son. His podcast focuses on men’s mental health and parenting, and it's about to launch into Season 2.Let’s get to it!LINKSThe Touched Out PodcastThank you to Carter for sharing his journey and for being part of Girl Dad Nation.Check out the links in the description to learn more about The Touc...
In this bonus episode I welcome back Eleanor Leddick to talk about her podcast, Talkin' Puppies.LINKSTalkin' Puppies PodcastThank you to Eleanor for sharing your puppy (and all animals) expertise and being part of Girl Dad Nation.I encourage you to give Talkin' Puppies a listen, like, and subscribe! You can find the links in the description. And if you have an animal story you want to share, please leave a comment on social media or send me an email to girldadnationpodcast@gmail.comAnd if you...
This is a special episode! I welcome Justin Leddick and his daughter Eleanor. Justin is not only a friend, but he is also my boss. We’ve worked together for the past 8 years at the Augustine Institute creating video content. He was the first video creator hire for the institute and now serves as Executive Director for the Studios.He is joined by his teenage daughter, Eleanor, who also is a creative and co-host for her podcast called Talking Puppies.LINKSAugustine Institute StudiosAugustine In...
Long time no see (or hear)Here to share some updates! IG: @‌girldadnationTwitter: @‌girldadnationGirlDadNationPodcast@gmail.comSend me a Text MessageSupport the Show.
In this episode I welcome Eric Taylor. He is a dad to two young daughters and known as “@girldad_e ” on Instagram. We talk about the importance of being present, admitting mistakes, and holding men to higher standards. That includes us especially as fathers and role models to our kids. No dusty sons allowed! Our daughters deserve better!Let’s get to it!LINKSEric Taylor - @girldad_eAFFIRMATION SONGI’m strong. I’m smart.I’m beautiful with a brave heart.I love Jesus so I know how to act. I ...
In this episode I welcome Allan Shedlin. Allan is a father of and daddy to three daughters and five grandchildren. He has devoted his life’s work to education and the importance of good fatherhood, what he calls “Daddying.” He holds many titles and degrees, but he is most proud of his title D.A.D.. In this episode we talk about his goals for the Daddying Film Festival and Forum. Plus, I share my inspiration for the short film, ‘Love Grows Here’, that I submitted for the festival.LINKSDaddying...
In this bonus episode, Jerome Kluck of the Everyday Parents Podcast shares his Survival Guide for Being a Stay-at-home Dad. He did not prepare this beforehand. It was not scripted. I put him on the spot and he sure delivered! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!LINKSEveryday Parents PodcastThank you to Jerome for sharing his top tips as a stay-at-home dad, and being part of Girl Dad Nation.This episode is coming out shortly after the Nuggets swept the Lakers in the NBA Playoffs. Had to just ...
In this episode I welcome Jerome Kluck. Jerome and his wife Caitlin have a daughter named Charlie, and they host a podcast called Everyday Parents, featuring the day-to-day stories from many different parents. My wife, Becca, and I were guests on that podcast (link in the description) and now it’s an honor to welcome Jerome as a guest on Girl Dad Nation.LINKSEveryday Parents PodcastThank you to Jerome for sharing his story and being part of Girl Dad Nation. Check out the links in the descript...
In this bonus episode, I ask Greg Bishop and Chuck Ault from Boot Camp for New Dads to share their top moves for new dads. Basically, these are their recommended best actions that any new father should take from years of experience!LINKSBoot Camp for New DadsBoot Camp for New MomsThank you to Greg and Chuck for sharing their top tips and being part of Girl Dad Nation.I think all of the advice shared is really great and I encourage you to share this episode with a new dad if your life. If you ...
In this episode I welcome Greg Bishop and Chuck Ault from Boot Camp for New Dads. Greg is the founder of Boot Camp for New Dads, and Chuck jumped on board early on and has helped it grow. I was fortunate enough to attend Boot Camp before my first daughter was born and I highly recommend it for any new dad! Really enjoyed this conversation around fatherhood!LINKSBoot Camp for New DadsBoot Camp for New MomsThank you to Greg and Chuck for sharing their stories and being part of Girl Dad Nation. ...
In this bonus episode, we're talking painting piggies! That right, we're heading to the nail salon! Jon Ekstrom of the 'Jon of All Trades' podcast returns to convince me why every Girl Dad must try getting a pedicure with their daughters.LINKSJon of All Trades - Podcast@joatpodThank you to Jon Ekstrom for sharing his philosophy of pedicures and being part of Girl Dad Nation.I think I now have to schedule a pedicure with my wife and daughters. Dads, is this something you've done? Would you giv...
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