School choice is a luxury we have in the local system here, where you are not tied to your neighborhood school.  If you can make the case, you can go to a magnet school or a different school in your zone.  Tim, Jon, and Paul go head on into experiences in the public and private school choices, and probably we are still as confused as ever.

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Jon here. I’ve had the great pleasure of spending the last week with my wife, my mother and her significant other vacationing in a little town in England called Aldeburgh (pronounced All-bruh). I won’t bore you with all the details, but I will tell you that I’ve had some pretty good pub experiences while here. The beer selection is dominated by Adnams which isn’t surprising given that the brewery is just a couple of towns over. We are doing the brewery tour tomorrow, but until then here’s a pic of the Adnams stout I enjoyed yesterday. You may be wondering where the kids are while we’re playing in England, so let’s just say they are all in college doing what they have to do. This is our payoff for having our kids when we were in our 20s.



Our friend of the show Brian Wright is back for round 2 with his take on Social Media and our kids.  This will be the first of many discussion on the changing ways our kids communicate.  When we were kids, our parents probably listened in on the telephone.  How do we monitor it?  For our not so professional, but hey it works for us take on the topic, tune in!


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This week our show brings on our first Guest Dad, Brian Wright. Brian has 3 kids, two young boys and a early teen daughter!

The guys discuss allowances and money, is it earned or expected?  How do you pay? Do you adjust it as needed or set amount?  We cover all these plus some!  Just 4 guys around a table having a beer and sharing the trials of parenthood.

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Paul’s son has his permit which means Paul is spending his time in the navigator’s seat wishing he had a beer in hand and a blindfold on. That’s why it makes perfect sense for him to take the lead in this week’s show as the guys talk about the whole teen driver process. You can listen to us on iTunes, Stitcher, right here or by clicking the player below.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery's very fine porter
Our beer of the week is Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Porter, which the guys all agreed was a great selection.

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Now up for your enjoyment, The Beer Dads podcast!  This week Tim, Jon, and Paul discuss discipline, what works, doesn’t work, and the vital importance of consistency.  We also have a new beer to try out!  You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, here or by clicking the player below (immediate listen).  Got questions, comments, beefs, or even want to contribute?  Email us!

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In our inaugural show we talk about what it’s like when your daughter, who is a junior in college, comes home with her boyfriend. What are your ground rules – for instance where does he sleep?

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