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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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Show 50: That’s Crunchy, Yo!

For our 50th show, Michael Driver comes back for more with your erstwhile Beer Dads!  Tim, Jon, and Paul tease out of Michael why his daughter will have the best appreciation for music.  Seems that our friend had in the

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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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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 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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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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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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Show 38: The Old Man and The Cargo Shorts

Cargo shorts.  Ugly perhaps, but quite functional.  Better than carrying a murse I say!  The Beer Dads were subjected to Paul ranting about cargo shorts/pants this week.  There were compelling arguments for all sorts of styles, cargo and plain, but

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Show 34: The Crazy, Perfect Life with Dara Kurtz

This week Dara Kurtz of the blog Crazy Perfect Life joins Tim, Jon, and Paul to discuss her successful battle against breast cancer, how she and her husband handled the most horrible year, and how through it all, they kept parenting.

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Show 33: Fender Bender, or The Accident

The call came as I (Paul) was almost to my office in Greensboro.  It was the Pilot, and when she starts out, “Everyone is ok, just shaken up.” you know the rest of the call is not good news.  The

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