Helping dads to “buck conventionally” and celebrate doing fatherhood differently.
About This Show
Welcome to the Diversity Dad podcast. This podcast showcases everyday dads with a unique stories of triumph and overcoming life's challenges.We want to support dads regardless of their parenting situation whether dealing with toddlers, teens, divorce, separation, or adoption.Diversity Dad is focused to “buck conventionally” and celebrate doing fatherhood differently. We are all diversity dads.
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Episode #47 - Trevor Alexander | All about your hobbies and balancing your life
2 days ago
Trevor Alexander – Diversity Dad show notes Today’s episode is all about your hobbies and balancing your life around your partner and your kids. Trevor Alexander is our guest and he will share his experiences being a dad, a gamer and a husband and how he and his friends came up with the podcast New Dad Gaming. “I was always really dedicated to work and always on the startup life. Which classically you can see as 80 hours weeks. Just complete dedication to the craft and the work and trying to build something new and great. With fatherhood what that represented was a need to shift, you cannot have those types of hours and then reasonably be a good father. You have to commit time as you well know, your son or daughter becomes the most important thing in your life.” Trevor is a great example of “work hard, play harder” as we will learn from all of the experiences he shares on this interview. Through the course of the conversation we will learn how he slowly started to realize that he needed to find a way of balancing all of his responsibilities and passions as he was getting ready to be a dad and it is amazing to see how he makes that balance happen in his life. “I think it goes a long way to support and focus on the partner as much as it does on the child.” And he does not do it alone, one of the main aspects of his approach to this balance in life is the way he builds this beautiful partnership with his wife where they are constantly switching roles and enabling each other to dedicate time to all of their passions, the biggest one being parents to their son, which in turn makes them not only better people but also better parents. “It is like who are you as a human or as a father if your entire impetus is just that very narrative (being a dad) as opposed to having some likes, having some interests, like having hobbies, having opinions and thoughts beyond just fatherhood. So having these tiny moments, or these hobbies or these things that you can participate in kind of draws you out as a person I ultimately felt. As long as your priorities are set properly, you are never impacting proper development or the responsibilities you have, there should absolutely be some time where you can express yourself into the hobbies or the interests that you have.” Trevor is the living testimony that balance i