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Aug. 24, 2022

Why I Had My Kids Learn to Write & Perform Spoken Word Poetry

I knew that I didn't want my daughters to struggle in communicating. I wanted them to be confident in sharing their thoughts. I w…

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Aug. 10, 2022

How I Raised Emotionally Intelligent Daughters as a Dad & Without Scr…

If there is one thing I wish I could give my daughters, it would be the mind map of life’s potholes. I want them to be able to na…

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Aug. 3, 2022

What Would Daddy Do? | Turning My Kids Into Stoics

I raised my daughters to develop programs. And by "programs," I mean skills and values that I knew would help them become their b…

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July 27, 2022

Two Semi-Old Men Movie Review & Rants | Draft Day

Welcome to the first edition of "Two Semi-Old Men Movie Review & Rants." In this podcast episode, I bring on an old friend from t…

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July 20, 2022

The Positivity Clickbait

Have you ever clicked on a “Secrets revealed” video? These stories make us think that no kindness is left in the world anymore. S…

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July 13, 2022

A Petty Dad’s Confession: Why I’m Proud of My Smart-ass Kids

I raised my daughters to think on their own. To understand that they are free to express their thoughts. And I’m really proud of …

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July 5, 2022

Dad Interviews His Teenage Daughter (Dad Jokes Included)

Every summer since the divorce, I get my daughters for an entire month for summer vacation. I try to give them as many experience…

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June 29, 2022

Broke Dad’s Guide to Cheap Yet Educational Games After Divorce

At one point in my life, I had little money to spend. But I still had the responsibility to make sure that my daughters enjoyed t…

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June 22, 2022

Biggest Reason Kids Disobey You and Why Pink Elephants Matter

Allow me to share a parenting tip with you. But first, "Don't think of a pink elephant." Humans have this quirk—when we're told n…

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June 15, 2022

Truth, Vulnerability & Why I Took My Daughter’s BF On a Bro-Date

Ever since they were small, my goal has always been to show my daughters what a good man is like. I wanted them to know what was …

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June 8, 2022

Are You Your Kid’s Worst Critic and First Hater?

You can be your kid's first supporter or hater as a dad. Learning to give direct feedback while encouraging our kids is a skill w…

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May 30, 2022

How Pixar & Marvel Helped Me Be a Better Dad

When people talk about “parenting,” movies rarely come up as the source of inspiration and guide. I’m here to tell you to reconsi…

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April 7, 2022

Write or Do Nothing At All- Secret to Being Productive Writer and Cre…

"You have permission to not write. But you don't have permission to do anything else." Neil Gaiman Virtually everyone author that…

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March 31, 2022

Practicing Safe Debt- How to Teach Kids About Credit, Debt, & FICO

How I Taught My Daughters About Money & to Practice Safe Debt A dad spends a lot of time worried about keeping our kids safe. Hav…

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March 29, 2022

Becoming Comfortable with Life's Bloody Reality - A Story for Girl Da…

#Girldad started trending and became cool. But showing up is more than hashtags and feeling good about ourselves. It requires us …

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March 21, 2022

Daddy Issues

I became acutely aware of what the term "daddy issues" meant as I started dating after my divorce. I had a ton of them. This fact…

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March 26, 2021

How to Install Family Pride

As a young father, I came across so many individuals who despised their family and family name. I found this heartbreaking. I had…

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Feb. 26, 2021

Portfolio of Success l How I Helped My Daughters Develop Confidence a…

They can shoot a basketball with decent form. They throw and catch a football (often better than most boys). They can write with …

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Feb. 25, 2021

"I Will Never Drink"

“ I will never drink ,” screamed little 7-year-old Teevee. Hearing my father vomit in the toilet after a long night of drinking i…

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Feb. 7, 2021

"Will You Be My Friend?"

“ I will never drink ,” screamed little 7-year-old Teevee. Hearing my father vomit in the toilet after a long night of drinking i…

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Jan. 29, 2021

I'm Finally the Man I've Dreamed of Becoming

If anyone asks me in conversation, I freely answer. I never say: Oh my, you know that it’s not polite to ask a gentleman his age,…

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Jan. 28, 2021

Becoming Super Heroes

Eleven years ago I was invited to speak at my daughter's Career Day. This is the story of that day and I what I shared with them.

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