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Back To School: Dr. Hope Seidel on Tough Decisions in a Pandemic

By James Shaw | August 10, 2020 |

Parents are faced with what feels like an impossible situation… sending kids back to school during a pandemic. It’s been a tough choice for many families. Do you send the kids back to the school building, do some type of e-learning or even homeschool? There are many factors at play too… your work situation, the…

Back to School?

By James Shaw | July 27, 2020 |

It’s back to school time – or is it? Coronavirus has the start of this school year up in the air. As COVID-19 cases rise in most of the country, administrators, teachers, parents and kids are being forced to make tough decisions. We’d like to help as you and your family consider this upcoming school…

Emerick Peace on Taking Action

By James Shaw | June 15, 2020 |

We’ve focused on race in America for our last several episodes. We talked about how we can talk with our kids about what we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks and how we can inspire change. Now it’s time to move from inspiration to perspiration. Emerick Peace is a dad of two adult kids and…

Josh Gossard on Perspective

By James Shaw | June 11, 2020 |

Are you accepting to different perspectives? Be careful before you answer. Honestly ask yourself – are you really accepting to different perspectives? Dad of four, Josh Gossard, says that is one way we end racism in America. Josh is a white man, married to a black woman and with four biracial children and a grandson.…

Derrick Slack on Inclusion and Diversity

By James Shaw | June 8, 2020 |

We’re continuing our series on Race in America with a conversation around inclusion and diversity with Derrick Slack. Derrick is a husband, father, social studies teacher and author. His latest book Orange teaches kids about the importance of being kind and connecting with those who aren’t like you. We have a powerful conversation on the…

Eric Lindsey on Race in America

By James Shaw | June 4, 2020 |

We’re focusing on race in America for the next several episodes. We began our conversation with our last episode. I talked with Andrew Grant-Thomas from EmbraceRace about where we are today and how we can move forward. We talked about how we can talk with our kids about what we’ve seen over the last 10+ days and…

Race in America | A Conversation for Families

By James Shaw | June 1, 2020 |

America is in crisis. 40 million unemployed, 100,000+ dead from Coronavirus and US cities are burning. This is a moment in history unlike we’ve seen in my lifetime. How do you talk about this with your family? How can you use this moment to actually inspire hope and change? We’re talking with Andrew Grant-Thomas from…

Getting Emotional | An Encore Episode with Dr. Marc Brackett

By James Shaw | May 28, 2020 |

It’s no doubt that emotions are high right now. COVID-19 has us making change after change in our lives. It’s impacting every part of our world and it can be tough on us, our partners and our kids. This week we present an encore conversation with Dr. Marc Brackett from the Yale Center for Emotional…

Supporting the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center Food Pantry

By James Shaw | May 25, 2020 |

Join us in supporting the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center food pantry with the Positively Dad Virtual 5k & Family Fun Run on May 30. In the last two months, Mattie Williams has nearly doubled the number of families it supports. Food is becoming more expensive for the center to purchase and so we’ve asked Gigglewaters to help. We talk with…

Wil Loesel on His Biggest Fight Yet

By James Shaw | May 21, 2020 |

Wil Loesel left his corporate job to become a middle school math teacher. Just six months into his first year in teaching, everything changed. Concerns over COVID-19 shutdown the school and Wil had to move his classes online. What this dad of two didn’t realize is that Coronavirus was nothing compared to the battle he…

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