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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 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 42: The Pilots Part 1. Meet the women who keep us straight.

Meet the Pilots.  Our better halves.  The beautiful ladies who did not run out of the wedding ceremony screaming.  The women who serve as our concience, our partners, and our loves.  Stephanie, Celeste, and Susan come for a 2 part

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Posted in Bride, Dating, Family, Wives

Show 40: Be Careful What You Wish For, with Abbie Gale!

Abbie Gale of the blog All That Makes You joins us this week for our 40th show!  Abbie is a writer, story weaver,  and blogger who lives life out loud. She graciously joined Tim, Jon, and Paul to talk this week

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Posted in Family, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 39: Leverage, What to use when all the discipline runs out?

We all get to that point.  No amount of punishment, threats or actual, gets through to our progeny.  They continue on a path that we may not agree with, whether it is not performing well in school, or not following

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