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Show 52: Helicopter Parents, how to not get caught in the rotor wash

You know them.  They hover like the Seal Team 6,  swooping in for the swift run, shoving their progeny out of way and go in guns blazing to rectify whatever issue tweaks them.  They must protect the poor fragile children, who

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Dating, Daughters, Discipline, Emotions, Family, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 51: Leave ’em alone. When adults flee!

There comes a time when your wee offspring are too old for a babysitter.  You as parents agonize over leaving the kids unattended, even for a 30 minute trip to the store or for takeout.  You take the risk, it

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Posted in Beer, Daughters, Discipline, Family, Fatherhood, Friends, Holidays, Motivation, Neighborhood, Parents, Sex, Social Behavior, Sons, Teen Driver, Travel, Wives

Show 49: The Storm, She’s-a-comin’

Tweenhood.  That time when the first hormonal bubbles start rising up and infecting our dear children.  Michael Driver joins us to discuss his life with a 10-year-old daughter and how dad is now Super Hero, but as his dear Pilot

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Dating, Daughters, Education, Emotions, Family, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior

A Mermaid Tail. One afternoon by the water.

After the New Year was rung in, I had the great fortune to be invited by a friend to attend the NC Mermania event at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.  This event was held on the 2-3 of January.  I was

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Show 46: The Embarassed Child

It is our duty as parents to be an embarrassment to our offspring.  Somewhere in the dad code, we have to be our normal, goofy self to elicit that eyeroll of frustraition, just so we can create endearing memories down

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Daughters, Emotions, Family, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 44: A beautiful day in the neighborhood

**Confession**  I screwed up.  I forgot to post.  The dog ate my reminder.  There was a rip in space-time continuum.  Life got in the way.  Here is the post that was supposed to run last week, but now runs this

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Posted in Family, Friends, Neighborhood

Show 43: The Pilots Part Two. Girl, What a Story

We couldn’t keep The “Pilots” away (really why would we?) and of course, they continue to roll us over the coals and we certainly deserve it. Lots of fun. Celeste and Jon talk about having a daughter (as they’re the

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