Brent Basham
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Brent Basham

Brent is the father of three little monkeys: Cody, Taylor, and Kenna. When he isn't busy chasing them around he also likes to write and podcast.

DD111-John-Morris
interviewpodcast

Some people love their jobs. Others, not so much. But with the cost of college sky high and the responsibility of a family it can feel impossible to change careers for most dads. Until now. In this episode John Morris teaches us how (with a little desire) we can break

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DD110-Yell-At-Your-Own-Risk
podcast

Yelling is bad. Very bad. Especially when we do it to our children. But sometimes our frustrations gets the best of us. There are occasions where our precious little angels may be the cause of said anger. The truth is that even though we may feel compelled to yell at

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DD109-Jessica-Lahey
interviewpodcast

Failure is the enemy. At least that’s what we’ve been taught. And we in turn teach it to our own kids. But the truth is, failing is a very necessary part of the learning process. As a society we have come to try to protect our children from failing and

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DD108-Colleen-OGrady
interviewpodcast

Ah… the teenage years. This is the time kids, especially girls, become notoriously challenging. The switch gets flipped and the amount of drama around the house increase tenfold overnight. Well, maybe that’s a small exaggeration. But the fact is many people dread the years they will have to deal with their

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DD107-Dana-Obleman
interviewpodcast

Sleep. It’s something that has plagued parents from the beginning of time. Whether it’s getting enough yourself or a baby waking up 5 times a night, sleep can become a central topic for every parent. As your kids get older it gets even harder with all the negotiations and bartering.

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DD106-Colleen-Carroll
interviewpodcast

We know reading to our kids is important. And we also want them to learn to enjoy reading on their own. And why not? After all, reading is the single biggest predictor of future success. And we all want our children to go on to great things. But there’s a

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DD105-Reduce-Stress
podcast

Stress. If you have kids there’s a good chance you are very familiar with the concept. Parents face it in their career, personal relationships, and even with their children. But if the stress level is too high it can cause all sorts of problems in our lives. In this episode we

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DD104-Jim-Sheilsi
blog

Are you spending enough quality time with your kids? If you’re anything like me you may think you have this on lock down. But after talking with our guest Jim Sheils this week, I realize the need to step up my dad game. In his book The Family Board Meeting, Jim

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naassom-azevedo-180913
blog

How did I ever get to this place? It seems like only yesterday I was back in college, playing video games all day while enjoying a smorgasbord of junk food from the all-you-can-eat coffee table buffet. And I never gained a single pound. Hitting the weights a couple times a week was enough to

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DD103-Public-vs-Private-School
podcast

Education is extremely important. And school plays a big part in that as our children grow their way into being adults. We know great teachers influence performance and inspire students to learn, but what about the school itself? How much does that matter? For many households the options of private vs. public school is

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