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Brand New Father Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Tanel Jappinen, a husband and a new dad shares the stories, struggles and wWebsite

Brand New Father Podcast is a place to find encouragement, real life stories, struggles, wins and some lessons to help you become a better dad today than you were yesterday!Millennials were supposed to change the parenting status quo and make engaged fatherhood seem totally unexceptional. Even, if w… read more


071 Interview with Mike Granek of

Mike Granek is a dad to 3 kids – 8 and 5 year olds and to a 1 year old baby.

He’s also a successful entrepreneur and an award winning event producer with two decades of experience in the special events and entertainment industries as well as in business.

After owning his own businesses, working a stressful corporate job and being laid off, Mike decided to shift focus to spend more time with his family and learn to be the best dad he can be.

Among other topics in today’s episode Mike and I are talking about:

  • Dealing with serious sleeplessness and navigating everyday life when sleep deprived.
  • Accepting the reality when things don’t go as planned,
  • and communicating with partner and using teamwork during tough times.
  • The importance of social support for (new) parents.
  • Putting your life in perspective as parents.

You can hear Mike’s positive attitude throughout the whole interview when he talks about the unexpected challenges they have faced as parents. This is a true lesson of importance of having a sense of humor when faced with adversity!

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