How Dads can Breakthrough the Stigma with International Dadvocate Hogan Hilling


I got a chance to glimpse into the life and mind of dad-vacate and 12 time published author Hogan Hilling. Hogan is the co-founder of, which is aa safe, trustworthy and nonjudgmental community that embraces parents of every family dynamic. He is also the author of 12 parenting books including “The Modern Mom’s Guide to Dads” and “The Man Who Would Be Dad.” His thoughts have been published on the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, the Good Men Project to name a few. He is truly an advocate for dads who want to be nurturing parents and involved in their children’s lives. We had such an engaging chat. I’m excited for you to hear it!

In this Episode:

  1. In this episode, we discuss how even in our modern society today, we are really not vey supportive of dads to be involved in their children’s lives nearly to the degree that moms are.

  2. We deep dive into the stigma of men have when they play the caregiver role.

  3. Hogan illustrates how there is so much room for development in America’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association) for dads to be involved.

  4. We talk about the support group he started for Expectant dads, and how men are actually forgotten on the journey of pregnancy.

  5. Hogan talks about his interaction with the 115 dads  that he interviewed for his book Dadly Dads,: Parents of the 21st Century.

  6. How despite every single family dynamic including dads who were incarcerated, dads who have lost children, they have these particular astounding commonalities and common aspirations.

    This and much much more, you guys. Enjoy this interview.


Items of Interest

Notable Quotes

  1. Dads struggle to communicate in the community but get them behind a laptop and they start opening up. – Hogan Hilling
  2. We get so caught up in being husbands and dads that we start to lose our identities in the process. – Hogan Hilling


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