Blending Your StepFamily 46: Broken

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended Not Broken: I am going to share right from my heart today. Lately I’ve been a bit discouraged about recording more podcasts and blogs about blended families. The truth is, I felt like a hypocrite because my blended family is not how it used to be and not how I want it to be. Satan has been telling me I’m a hypocrite and I listened for a while until I was told once again how much these principles are helping families to blend. I was taking on fa … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Five Tips for Success in Your Remarriage with Children

[display_podcast] This week, we’ll discuss five tips that lead to a successful blended family.  All of these take time and conscious effort, but have huge payoffs in creating a harmonious, loving family in the end. 1)  Maintain an atmosphere of family inclusiveness.  Make it clear that we are one family and we are ALL important.  This must begin with BOTH parents.  The two of you, together, set the tone for the whole family.  Even if the kids resist and are stand-offish, keep at it.  Your perse … [Read more...]

An Examined Life 3: Jeffrey Jena

[display_podcast] Comedian Jeffrey Jena, one of my closest friends on the planet, joins the show as we reminisce about our hazy early days in stand up comedy – which leads directly to memory loss due to getting older and frying brain cells when we were younger. You see, where some people have problems remembering things and simply blame it on a “senior moment”, Jeffrey and I know that there are entire sections of our cranium that were burned out at a Led Zeppelin concert in the mid-70’s. But h … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 62: Why Shouldn’t We Do It?

[display_podcast] As a special treat this week, we’re offering some “Real Stuff My Boss Says” with e2 media network executive producer and host of The Big Picture Podcast, Joel Fieri. As we look back on how this whole podcast network thing began, instead of wondering “Could we do this, or could we do that?”, Joel continually asked the question “Why Shouldn’t we do this or that?” This subtle change of approach led to opportunities that neither of us would have imagined over the ensuing couple of … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 61: The True Secret to Parenting Well!

[display_podcast] I have the pleasure to be joined by my father-in-law, Bob Erickson.  And, as we discuss “Real Stuff My Father-In-Law Says”, we look at Bob’s secret to parenting well. We’ve all seen or heard the age-old scene of a parent telling a boy, “So long as you live under my roof, you’re going to live by my rules!” So, the boy responds by wrapping up his belongings into a bandana, tying the bandana to the end of a stick, grabbing his teddy bear and heading out into the great big world, … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 60: Watch What You Say!

[display_podcast] Hola y bienvenidos a “Cosas de Verdad me Papa Dice”, el podcast donde hablamos de cosas de me padre realmente hace decir. If you don’t speak Spanish, then it’s pretty obvious that he words (or more specifically the languages) that we use to communicate with one another matter.  They matter a lot! And, when it comes to communicating to our loved ones, author Gary Chapman wrote about five different “Love Languages” that we use.  But we all don’t instinctively speak the same lov … [Read more...]


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