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048 – Pass the Pumpkin Pie

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Instead of sharing a fun time with the kids, we created one on the podcast! This podcast features my two youngest kids, Emma and Nolan. In this episode, my kids, Emma, Nolan and I talk about the upcoming holidays and some of our favorite traditions and most enjoyable parts of Thanksgiving dinner, like the pumpkin pie! We share some of the activities we are looking forward to this Christmas season like Christmas cookies and…

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047 – Begin With the End in Mind

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Playing Phase 10 with Emma! In this episode I cover a few different topics. I briefly recap the Cubs’ spectacular season making it all the way to the NLCS in the postseason. I look forward to the start of Illini basketball. In Stephen Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Habit 2 is “Begin with the end in mind.” I think we can apply this concept to our parenting. Just consider, what will…

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046 – Bringing Up My Boys

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: This past weekend our family (sans the eldest child) went to see the Peanuts movie. It was a very good movie with a solid message. We all enjoyed it and I talk about why in this episode. Ten years ago I wrote a song about the responsibility I have as a dad to lead my kids as they grow. Understanding it is the Lord who guides us through the parenting journey, this song is…

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045 – Stretching our Children

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Driving to Lafayette with Alex to get him some driving experience and to see Woodlawn. In this episode I talk about the importance of stretching our children in our role as parents to lead them on. As parents, we should allow our children to stretch themselves because of these two benefits: Confidence Self-sufficiency One of the virtues we learn as parents is patience. As our children are younger, especially at the toddler age, we…

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