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White Dad Problems

Three former college roommates, now hapless Dads on “the wrong side of 35”, investigate the mystery that is fatherhood... without a clue.

About this blog

Once college Theatre majors and roommates in Chicagoland, Todd Jay, Matt Rocco, and D.M. Engel are now a Chicago suburbanite, a Chicago resident, and a Chicago ex-pat, respectively.

Todd raises two elementary age children, Ellie and Alex - a girlie girl and a boy whose hobbies are "baseball and swearing." Matt fathers a toddler, "Baby Viva", a tiny diva with an passionate dislike of robots, and D.M. in Syracuse, New York is the proud poppa of twin babies Ceci and Josie - who have never been asleep at the same time.

Join these three friends as they give you a front row seat to their parental foibles and fumbles, from buying a house that looks like a skinning shack, to wrestling with their children over loose teeth, to feuding fiercely with neighbors over road cones, alongside a liberal dose of nostalgia for 80's pop culture from the Thundercats to "Mannequin".

If you enjoy what you hear, the Dads' extended Podcast has installments every Monday and Wednesday and an outtakes episode on Fridays.

Enjoy what you hear? Subscribe (free!) to the extended version of the White Dad Problems Comedy Podcast on iTunes or visit www.whitedadproblems.com. Please note the show contains EXPLICIT language and adult subject matter.

A 21st century Chicago parent's guide to listening to music


Posted Apr 15, 2014 8:32 AM

Spotify killed the radio star and other developments since you've become a grownup and started listening only to potty songs.
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Hot new bans for spring - A guide every Chicago parent is banned from ignoring


Posted Apr 1, 2014 10:32 AM

The news was filled with crazy bans last week. This week, the Dads jump into the fray with a look at some upcoming bans for spring.
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Awaken the toddler within: Motivational secrets of a 2-year-old Chicago diva


Posted Mar 25, 2014 10:16 AM

Want the world to revolve around you? Chicago's Viva Rocco takes over her dad's blog this week to share her 7 Habits of Highly Effective Toddlers (though there's only four because she's just learning to count!)
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An open letter to Chicago Winter


Posted Mar 18, 2014 10:18 AM

This Chicago dad threatens to take out a restraining order barring winter from coming any closer to Chicago than the Quad Cities. He's had it with winter this year.
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Handsome Dad: Frequently asked questions of one Chicago DILF


Posted Mar 11, 2014 9:18 AM

Oh the problems being handsome can cause on the playground, in grocery stores and play groups! The co-host of White Dad Problems shares his pain in this humorous look at selfie obsessions.
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Chicago dad's take on the Oscars


Posted Mar 4, 2014 10:35 AM

When the only movie he saw was "Frozen," White Dad Problems co-host finds Oscars night a bit dull.
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Chicago dad: Welcome to Circle Time, Chump


Posted Feb 25, 2014 10:10 AM

Circle Time. The Dads don't like it. The kids don't like it. But Matt Rocco found himself doing the Hokey Pokey anyway.
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Rule #1 of Parenting (and Other Rules)


Posted Feb 18, 2014 10:50 AM

Wondering about the rules guiding parenting? Check out these rules from a dad's perspective.
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Chicago dads: No sex, please, it’s Valentine’s Day


Posted Feb 11, 2014 9:58 AM

How Valentine's Day changes after you have kids and it has nothing to do with all the tiny valentines you have to lick.
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Chicago dad ponders the value of boys


Posted Feb 4, 2014 9:57 AM

A tongue-in-cheek look at the sex made of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails." Plus more than a few farts and karate chops thrown in.
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