Becoming a parent for the first time is scary, and can be overwhelming. That's why Jake Edling, father of seven and acclaimed dad-expert, wrote "The New Daddy Experience" -- a succinct and grounded guide through the first few months of parenthood. Though it is primarily geared toward new fathers, new mothers can also benefit from the tips, tricks, and truths contained in the intentionally brief collection of pages. On this episode of Stick a Fork in It, Jake explains how he transitioned from life as a company man to life as a dedicated father and teacher, and how he learned to navigate the unpredictable path of parenthood. Find his brand new book for Kindle on Amazon!

And be sure to check out our recent Father's Day special episode, featuring some of the dads who work at our food bank. Whether you're having your first child or your seventh, there's so much that can be learned when we share our wisdoms with one another.