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Show 54: Birthday parties, memory maker or chance to show off?

Birthday parties.  We have all been through them, from the cute 1st year party that means adult drinks and hovering over a cake smashing kid (fun) to the house full of other peoples kids and the nefarious goodie bags.  As

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Posted in Dad, Daughters, Emotions, Friends, Holidays, Parenting Fails, Social Behavior, Sons, Uncategorized

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 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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Show 45: The First Second Kid. Erin joins us.

Erin may be the second of Jon’s kids, but she is the first (and only) girl, so how fitting is it that she would be the first of the Beer Dad kids to come join us on the show. Erin

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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 41: This Goofy Life, with very special guest Abbie Gale.

Friend of the show Abbie Gale joins us once again for this week’s Beer Dad’s Podcast.  Abbie switches gears with us this week to talk about how life twists and turns, and her ability to laugh and find humor in

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