How Does He Do It?…with Jo Bed

Jo posing with children in winter

Twice a month we interview dads in our “How Does He Do It?” feature. If interested in participating please reach out on Facebook or Instagram.

Jo Bed holding a fish

We are excited to introduce you to Jo Bed. He has the YouTube channel Dad in the City Outdoors. He and his partner are raising two children.

Are you an urban or suburban dad, where do you live?

Not sure how to answer this question, I guess I consider myself an urban dad, but many say that I live in the suburbs so I must be a suburban dad. I call myself a dad…lol

Tell us about your children?

Hmmm…well I’m not big on talking about my kids that much, but here we go. I have to wonderful children 2 years apart. My daughter is the oldest at 8 years old. My son is 6 years old. They are both wonderful, loving, smart and all around great. Well now that I’ve answered the polite way, we as parents know that thing are challenging with all kids. My kids are many kids out there, they argue, fight, chase, ignore and sometimes have their moments. But, as I said before they are great they both have their unique personalities that make my heart swell with LOVE.

Tell us about your typical weekday?

Our typical weekday is probably like most people weekdays, filled with work, school and if we are lucky we will have time to do something fun. 

Do you have help?

Help, well…I do, I am lucky enough to have a partner that is very supportive. She is, in my eyes, the best partner, mother and friend.

Jo Bed and his wife

Who cooks dinner?

In our house, we both cook dinner. However on most weekdays I am the one who cooks dinner. The main reason for that is because I am home first due to our work schedule. We, like most parents, have to work around out kids school time.

How often do you have date nights?

Wow, date nights?…Well we were just talking about that, we are due for a date night. Once of our goals now is to have at least 2 date night a month. Might not seem like much however, going from no date night to 2 is a good start.

What clothing lines or stores do you like to purchase for your children?

We tend to stick to what ever we can find at a good price, I guess we shop for most clothing at Target and by that I mean mom shops for the kids clothing. I my self do not have fashion to take on that task…lol

Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit in it?

Exercising is one of the things that I am getting back into. I began a journey to a healthier life style about a year ago this time and slowly been changing habits, one of which is exercise. Most of my exercise time is at night when everyone is asleep. 

Jo's children outside in the garden

What is your favourite Christmas/Hanukkah gift that you have received as an adult?

Wow, that is a hard thing. I am not sure, I’ve never been one to say that I wish someone would get me anything specific. As my wife says “you are a hard person to shop for since you have everything” and I guess that comes from me working for the things I want. But, if I were have to choose…I guess anything related to the outdoors such as fishing, hunting or just anything. 

What are you currently watching?

Not sure what this question is asking, Shows, well anything on tv. If you are asking at the moment of typing this, nothing it is 5 am since I could not sleep.


Thank you to Jo Bed for taking the time out of his day to let us know “How Does He Do It.”

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