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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 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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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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Show 48: To Drink or Not To Drink

Drinking adult beverages is something we excel in.  We love the beers and boozy drinks, wine and food pairings, and for a lot of us of a certain age, its the only sin we have left! But being a responsible

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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 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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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 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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Show 31: Deadbeat and Aimless – Motivation in the Millennial Mind

These kids!  Where is the get up and go!  Why does my lazy sack of bones spawn not want to be the kid I envision her/him being?  There is no motivation to get out and do anything. Are these statements

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Show 30: Dropping off Baby, or Back to School Blues

So you have kids.  You have school.  Kids go to school and college and we parents have to shoo them off, whether all scrubbed up for that magical first day, or the teary eyed realization that your little one is

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