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053 – A Look Back, A Look Ahead

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Baking Christmas cookies with Emma and Nolan…but mostly Emma. In this episode, I take a look back at the past year of podcasting and run down the top 5 episodes in terms of downloads. I also point out some additional episodes that you might want to listen to if you haven’t done so already. Finally, I talk through my goals for 2016 and my strategy for accomplishing them. Instead of focusing on the year…

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052 – The Thrill of Christmas

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Recently our family took the opportunity to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. It’s one of our family traditions and helps get us into the Christmas spirit! We had two weddings that we were invited to this past weekend. Both included those that attended youth group when I was a youth leader. My wife and I were forced to split up…she attended one wedding and I attended the other. I truly wished I…

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051 – The Mary Poppins Effect

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Taking Alex to meet with Indiana congressman, Todd Rokita. Mary Poppins Musical After again witnessing the musical production of Mary Poppins, I was struck by how much the show is about George Banks learning to become an intentional parent. His son, Michael, just wants to fly a kite with him but he’s too busy being busy and involved in his banking career. But Mr. Banks is not just a bad father, he’s also a…

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050 – Prayer Matters

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Teaching Nolan the finer points of exterior illumination. In this episode, I take a look at some recent items in the news. Tim Tebow gets dumped by Miss Universe because he loves Jesus more, an 8-year old makes crosses for cops and the NY Daily News mocks prayer. It’s nice to see a person of the caliber of Tim Tebow stand up as a truly positive role model for our sons. There’s a neat…

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049 – Attachment Issues in Adoption

Show Notes In this episode, I talk with Carrie O’Toole about adoption. She shares her story from her experience of her and her husband adopting a young boy from Viet Nam when he was 3 1/2 years old. Carrie tells us, “with adoption, things never go as expected.” This statement rings even more true with those who have adopted children that also have attachment disorders. Children who are up for adoption have already faced trauma that has greatly affected them…

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