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Welcome To Fatherhood

Kelly Jean-Philippe

Welcome To Fatherhood is a podcast celebrating the journey of fatherhood. I invite my guests to talk about all aspects of what it means to be a father, contributing to the expanding global discourse on ways to elevate each other as men and the portrait of fathers.

Discovering the Narrative & Parenting from Healing (ft. Emilio Diez Barroso)
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Discovering the Narrative & Parenting from Healing (ft. Emilio Diez Barroso)
This episode features a conversation with my guest, Emilio Diez Barroso.Emilio was a lifelong seeker—seeking recognition, achievement, love, success, and finally, the ultimate carrot: enlightenment. In his pursuit of enlightenment, he was forced to facewhat all the seeking had been trying to avoid: his own sense of unworthiness. Defeated at the game of avoiding and humbled by the realization of his true nature, he is now dedicated to alleviatingsuffering in the world. Emilio is married and is a father to three incredible teachers. He sits on the board of over a dozen companies, is the CEO of NALA Investments and is an active philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur. He has a master’s in spiritual psychology and resides in Los Angeles.Emilio also authored a book titled: "The Mystery of You: Freedom Is Closer Than You Think". In The Mystery of You, he invites you to uncover a peace that is untouched by the happenings of life and encourages you to discover who you are beyond your familiar identities and roles. He grounds the awakening that was once reserved for monasteries into the nitty-gritty of everyday parenting, relationships and business. Emilio shows us how to stop the ways in which we perpetuate our own suffering and claim our inherent capacity to experience the bliss of being fully alive.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!You can always now visit the Welcome To Fatherhood website for more information. Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicSonic Sepia by LunarehMorning Routine and Chill by Ghost BeatzOld Records by Ian KeloskyFrom Soundstripe
Capturing The Wild Ride Of Toddlers & Parents (ft. Jeff Fajans aka MrBoodaddy)
Jun 8 2022
Capturing The Wild Ride Of Toddlers & Parents (ft. Jeff Fajans aka MrBoodaddy)
This episode features a fun conversation with my guest, Jeff Fajans.Jeff is an avid music creator & guitar player - creating a new style of “Beastie Boys for Babies” kids music that captures the authentic, wild ride of parents and their little kids experiencing the world together.  He’s a Dad to an energetic 3 1/2 year old boy named Hendrix (the inspiration for all of his music), and has been married to his amazing wife, Katherine, for over 5 years. Jeff also is a creative performance & leadership coach who works with creators and entrepreneurs to help them bring their biggest ideas to life and become better leaders. He serves on the Board of Advisors at Oasis Center International - a non-profit whose mission is to bring creativity and arts mentorship programs to underserved youth across the world. His mission is to help 1 million people bring their biggest ideas to life through his coaching, teaching, and advocacy of creativity. In this conversation Jeff and I talk about the origin of his love for music and why it is important for him to pass it on to his son in order to help him discover and develop his creative side. Jeff makes some intriguing connections with how music has helped him become a more centered person. Lastly, we discuss what exactly Jeff identified was off or amiss in children's music, and ways this discovery can help us with our parenting in the bigger picture.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always now visit the Welcome To Fatherhood website for more information. As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicTrash Truck by Jeff FajansPat Your Belly Like a Hippo by Jeff FajansBurger Boy by Jeff FajansThe music in this episode was provided by and used with the consent of Jeff Fajans. You can follow his IG accounts @mrboodaddy & @jefffajans to keep up with projects he's working on or for 1-on-1 coaching needs!
Modeling How, Concerns About Child's Future, & My Firstborn (ft. Kevin Camato)
Jun 1 2022
Modeling How, Concerns About Child's Future, & My Firstborn (ft. Kevin Camato)
This episode features a conversation with my guest, Kevin Camato.Kevin grew up in Glendale CA and has been pastoring for the past 16 years. Currently the lead pastor of Upper Room Fellowship, he strives to empower and encourage  communities to actively fulfill God’s call in their lives by helping each person discover their God-given talent to be used for the furthering of His Kingdom and the healing of the world. Kevin is a father of two, a seven year old daughter and son to be three year old son; and has been married to his beautiful wife Gerlynne for 12 years.In our conversation we talk about how Kevin and his wife look to model healthy conflict and conflict resolution for their children, and the ways that has translated into how brother and sister handle their own moments of conflict. We also share some time reflecting on the most recent school shooting tragedy in Uvalde, TX, as well as other terroristic acts of hate and violence toward minority communities. Finally, Kevin opens up and share a deeply painful story about his coming into fatherhood. Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always now visit the Welcome To Fatherhood website at for more information. As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicIn Step by JeesGuyFor You by EsaiSilhouette by Fleece MobFrom Soundstripe
The Early Years, Essential Conversations, Trauma & Intimacy (ft. Jane Honikman)
May 11 2022
The Early Years, Essential Conversations, Trauma & Intimacy (ft. Jane Honikman)
This episode features a conversation with my guest, Jane Honikman, M.S.Jane co-founded Santa Barbara Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) in 1977. Ten years later in 1987 she founded Postpartum Support International (PSI). Jane has published 5 books, most recently Parental Mental Health: Factoring in Fathers. She and her husband Terry have lived in Santa Barbara since 1970, have 3 married children, and enjoy being grandparents to 8 grandchildren. In this conversation, Jane sheds some light on how she began her lifelong advocacy for equal parental consideration in the postpartum and mental health space by sharing intimate details of her past and the way that began to shape her. We talk about how having essential conversations about ones past and family history before conceiving and having children can help new parents be more grounded during the difficult days of parenthood. Jane shares a very valuable reframing of how the term "postpartum" should be better thought of and defined, explaining that this term is a lifelong adjective that still applies even in the phase of being grandparents. We conclude with discussing the value of openly talking about what can be difficult topics people experience in parenting as a means to push our society's perception of parenting forward in the right direction.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicComplicated by OHSNAPITSBWAYWarmup by JeesGuyFrom Soundstripe
Mistakes, Struggles, & Jealousy; Girl Dad, & Full Circle Part 2 (ft. Nathaniel H. Drew)
Apr 13 2022
Mistakes, Struggles, & Jealousy; Girl Dad, & Full Circle Part 2 (ft. Nathaniel H. Drew)
This episode features part two of a conversation with my guest, Nathaniel H. Drew. Nathaniel H. Drew is a native of Hampton, Virginia and was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He is an ordained minister, a licensed therapist, an author, and a coach. He currently pastors the Breath of Life SDA Church in Memphis, TN.He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary. He has been recognized for excellence in church leadership in the areas of church healing, church growth, stewardship, community outreach, and administration. A well sought-after public speaker, Nathaniel has spoken for audiences all across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and South Africa.Nathaniel also obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. He is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, whose passion is to see the brokenness in the family system made whole. His personal vision is “Heal the family, change the world”.Nathaniel is an accomplished author of two books. The first is a devotional book entitled, While You’re Waiting: God’s ‘Not Yet’ is Not a No. The second is entitled, 15 Ways to Make a Big Impact in a Small Church. His latest book was the catalyst that launched him into the coaching space. Nathaniel is the founder of The Pastor’s Arena. A platform that was started to help pastors take center stage in their personal and professional lives. Nathaniel believes that the most significant impact a person can have is not what they achieve, but what they empower others to achieve. Through it all, Nathaniel considers his greatest accomplishment to be marrying the love of his life, Lillian Drew.  A close second was the birth of their two daughters Linaya Joy and Noelle Desiree’.In this episode, Nathaniel and I open up about why it is so difficult for us to allow our respective fathers to have access to our child/children. This leads to some reflection and deeply moving perspective about what the nature of our relationships may be like with our child/children once we've aged. How will they feel about us as their father? What will they say? How will they describe us to others? We certainly don't have the answers, but we open ourselves up to reflecting on these questions. Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicHard by OHSNAPTISBWAYChosen One by Ghost BeatzFrom Soundstripe
Mistakes, Struggles, & Jealousy; Girl Dad, & Full Circle Part 1 (ft. Nathaniel H. Drew)
Apr 6 2022
Mistakes, Struggles, & Jealousy; Girl Dad, & Full Circle Part 1 (ft. Nathaniel H. Drew)
This episode features part one of a conversation with my guest, Nathaniel H. Drew. Nathaniel H. Drew is a native of Hampton, Virginia and was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He is an ordained minister, a licensed therapist, an author, and a coach. He currently pastors the Breath of Life SDA Church in Memphis, TN.He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary. He has been recognized for excellence in church leadership in the areas of church healing, church growth, stewardship, community outreach, and administration. A well sought-after public speaker, Nathaniel has spoken for audiences all across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and South Africa.Nathaniel also obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. He is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, whose passion is to see the brokenness in the family system made whole. His personal vision is “Heal the family, change the world”.Nathaniel is an accomplished author of two books. The first is a devotional book entitled, While You’re Waiting: God’s ‘Not Yet’ is Not a No. The second is entitled, 15 Ways to Make a Big Impact in a Small Church. His latest book was the catalyst that launched him into the coaching space. Nathaniel is the founder of The Pastor’s Arena. A platform that was started to help pastors take center stage in their personal and professional lives. Nathaniel believes that the most significant impact a person can have is not what they achieve, but what they empower others to achieve. Through it all, Nathaniel considers his greatest accomplishment to be marrying the love of his life, Lillian Drew.  A close second was the birth of their two daughters Linaya Joy and Noelle Desiree’.In this episode, we have a candid, transparent, painful, and cathartic conversation about our introduction to fatherhood. We pull no punches and leave no stones unturned; from jealousy to anger, frustration to disappointment and regret. We name some of the most outlandish mistakes we made during this crucial time, and reflect on the invisible issues that were making very real (negative) impacts in those early phases.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicOne Left One Right by Sam BarshOld Skool by Ghost BeatzFrom Soundstripe
My Dad and Step-Dads, & Advocacy in Family Court (ft. Deanine Osborne)
Mar 2 2022
My Dad and Step-Dads, & Advocacy in Family Court (ft. Deanine Osborne)
This episode features a conversation with my guest and colleague, Deanine Osborne.Deanine is a new generation Social Worker who turned her resentment for her biological father into a passion for father involvement. She has no problem sharing that’s she’s a product of a single parent household featuring a step daddy or two!While completing her undergraduate degree, she worked with victims of domestic violence, allowing the opportunity to uplift women when they felt their lowest. She later went on to obtain her Masters degree before stepping foot into the world of Philadelphia family court, specifically adoptions. Over the years she’s found herself in countless situations where fathers were mishandled simple because they were fathers, all of which played a role in why she considers herself a “dad advocate.” In this conversation, Deanine opens up about her early and recent history with her father, discovering its influence on her advocacy for fathers in her career as a Social Worker. She also describes the way two other prominent father-figures in her life helped shape her character and guided her through her early years, even encouraging her to address her relationship with her father. We also speak broadly of her short years working as a Social Worker in a family court system and how she perceived the court's treatment of fathers. Finally, I invite Deanine to share words from her heart to her dad and step-dads.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicWhisper by Warren WilliamsGoated by Ghost BeatzFTSQ by Sam BarshFrom Soundstripe
Building On Unknown Foundation, Divorce Survivor, & Child Support Vet (ft. Augusta C. Foster)
Feb 9 2022
Building On Unknown Foundation, Divorce Survivor, & Child Support Vet (ft. Augusta C. Foster)
This episode features a conversation with my guest, Augusta C. Foster.Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA Augusta Foster is man that has experienced all levels of fatherhood. His single parent turned 2 parent household in his early teens molded the man he is today. That man is a divorce survivor and self proclaimed "child support veteran". These titles, that he wears as badges of honor, have been earned through prayer, therapy, and work;  work that now assist other men in becoming even better fathers after marriage.In this conversation Augusta and I explore the inner thought process a man/father who is going through a divorce or separation may experience, offering  a paradigm that is quite unique and profound. He details what he means by the self-ascribed titles of “divorce survivor” & “child support veteran”. Finally, Augusta addresses each of his five children by sharing words of wisdom from the heart.I know you will surely enjoy this deeply intimate and wholesome talk with Augusta. Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicDooms Day by DLPTokyo by Warren WilliamsSentry by AbloomFrom Sounstripe
Unexpected Surprise, Talkin' Football (Soccer), & Uncertain Future Pt. II (ft. Matt Brown)
Feb 2 2022
Unexpected Surprise, Talkin' Football (Soccer), & Uncertain Future Pt. II (ft. Matt Brown)
This episode features the conclusion of a conversation with my guest, Matt Brown.Matt is an extremely proud dad, husband, son, and friend; and is passionate about creating new content that helps others. He is often talking to other dads on MusicFootballFatherhood's IG Live  account, The Lodge, or on MFF's many other events. Matt is looking forward to hosting his own podcast later this year as a means to engage with other people in order to create a space where life experiences can be shared. To understand part of Matt's philosophy of fatherhood, parenting, and life in general, he shares this quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn: "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf". This week, Matt and I share our thoughts about how we were disciplined growing up, and how we intend to the same or differently with our children as they grow. This topic tends to be controversial. However, all perspectives are welcomed in this conversation and the ones shared here are uniquely our own.Follow MFF on Instagram at @mffonline_ for more content from this amazing organization.You can also support MFF by purchasing the book "Dad" here or on Amazon.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicRed Note  & Newhi by Dallas $tylesFrom Soundstripe
Unexpected Surprise, Talkin' Football (Soccer), & Uncertain Future Pt. I (ft. Matt Brown)
Jan 26 2022
Unexpected Surprise, Talkin' Football (Soccer), & Uncertain Future Pt. I (ft. Matt Brown)
This episode features a conversation with my guest, Matt Brown.Matt is an extremely proud dad, husband, son, and friend; and is passionate about creating new content that helps others. He is often talking to other dads on MusicFootballFatherhood's IG Live  account, The Lodge, or on MFF's many other events. Matt is looking forward to hosting his own podcast later this year as a means to engage with other people in order to create a space where life experiences can be shared. To understand part of Matt's philosophy of fatherhood, parenting, and life in general, he shares this quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn: "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf". In this conversation, Matt opens up about his journey finding out he was having twins while he was only expecting to grow his family by an additional child. It is a wildly entertaining story, but raw and honest from his perspective at the same time. We take the opportunity to talk some football (soccer) and an instance where racial tension and hate reared its ugly face through sports, and how we processed these events as fathers, more particularly Black fathers, raising Black children in different parts of the world. This is only part one of our conversation. It is rich, bold, engaging, funny, and intimate. Follow MFF on Instagram at @mffonline_ for more content from this amazing organization.Please share your thoughts about this and/or any other prior episode(s) here or there; and rate the podcast as well! You can always send an e-mail to wtfatherhoodpodcast@gmail.com for any inquiry, comment, and/or question.As always, thank you for spending your Wednesday with us!Theme MusicDreamweaver by Sound ForceFrom Premium BeatShow MusicHopscotch by Ghost BeatzHis Hoodie by Warren WilliamsFrom Soundstripe