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Dad, You’re Stressing Me Out | E52

By James Shaw | February 24, 2020 |

Yes, we just want to help. We want our kids to realize things aren’t as bad as they think. We have so much more experience… if they would only listen.It’s something we think often and it’s making us struggle in connecting with your kids. And then the older our kids get, the less effective this…

Mark Solomon on Being a Military Dad | Dad Talk #35

By James Shaw | February 20, 2020 |

Mark Solomon is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves and he’s getting ready for a year away from his family in service to our country. That means he’ll be away from his wife and two teenage boys for a year of school, holidays and moments. It’s the story nearly two million American families experience.…

Living a Life on Purpose | E51

By James Shaw | February 17, 2020 |

Do you ever feel like life is the same story – different day? Day after day after day is the same – with no real sense of direction or purpose. Or maybe you do feel like you’re living on purpose and even more clarity or direction could help you. Think about what life is like…

Jon & Brittany Brooks on the Balance Between Business and Family | Dad Talk #34

By James Shaw | February 13, 2020 |

If you’d ask Jon and Brittany Brooks they’d tell you their life is awesome. Great marriage, successful business and a new baby girl. They’d also admit that the last year has been a “beautiful disaster.” Jon and Brittany joined us to share their story of the last year and all they’ve learned about balancing family…

We’re Different, We’re the Same | E50

By James Shaw | February 10, 2020 |

If you’ve been listening to us for a while, you know that learning about others, understanding diversity and getting to know people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds, is important to us as a family. Saadia Faruqi is the author of the popular Yasmin children’s books and her mission is to educate others about different…

Glen Bulloss on Dads & Depression | Dad Talk #33

By James Shaw | February 6, 2020 |

New dad Glen Bulloss couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t happy after he became a dad. What was supposed to be an amazing time in his life didn’t feel like one. It turns out he, like many new parents, suffered from postpartum depression. Yes, dads experience it too. One study says it’s actually just as…

How To Be A Happier Dad | E49

By James Shaw | February 3, 2020 |

Parenting isn’t easy and it’s making you unhappy. One study says 73% of parents were happier before kids. Woah. Happiness for parents is complicated and we found an expert to help. KJ Dell’Antonia wrote the book on it, How to Be a Happier Parent and she joins us this week for a conversation with dads.

Remembering Kobe & Gigi: A Tribute to Kobe Bryant – Girl Dad

By James Shaw | January 30, 2020 |

The entire world was shocked with Sunday’s news. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in southern California. Since then we’ve heard so many stories about how important being a father was to Kobe. One man got an up close look at Kobe the dad. His name is Russ…

Getting Focus in 2020: Mike Ashcraft on “My One Word” | E48

By James Shaw | January 27, 2020 |

We’re just about a month into a new year. How’s it going? Chances are you planned to make some changes in 2020, yet most people fail to pull off those New Year’s resolutions. Pastor Mike Ashcraft was curious on why so many fail and decided to change things. Instead of focusing on a resolution he…

Kelly McCann on His #1 Job – Being a Dad | Dad Talk #31

By James Shaw | January 23, 2020 |

Kelly McCann made a major shift when his daughter was born. He gave up the big career to focus on being a dad. Now, this dad of four is both – a great dad and a successful business owner with his wife Leah. He shares how he changed his focus and began living his life…

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