Real Stuff My Dad Says 50: Four in the Morning Memories

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[display_podcast] “…It’s four in the morning, I’m lying in bedA tape of my failures playing inside my headIt’s heartaches and hard knocks and things I don’t knowI listen and I wonder where will it go”-       Garth Brooks, “When There’s No One Around” Like the song says, even when we’re in the midst of an “everything’s okay” season of our lives, there are still moments when we’re struck with the memories heartaches, hard knocks and mistakes we’ve made.  People we may have hurt.  … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 27: If I Had Only One Key

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[display_podcast]Luann was thinking of leaving…she’d had it.  Her husband Frank was a control freak.  He was always on her kids about something. When she tried to step in, he would yell at her, in front of her kids.  She never knew what would set him off.  Sometimes he was great but then he would change, like a light switch turned off, and he would be mad about something yet again.  Her daughter didn’t act right or her son has a bad attitude or one of them didn’t do their chore perfectly or w … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 48: Receiving Criticism

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[display_podcast]Dad and I are horrible golfers.  I mean terrible.  The words “stupendously dreadful” don’t come close to describing the damage we do to a golf course and a scorecard any given weekend.  Therefore, we’re taking lessons.  Each week, we place ourselves under the tutelage of our respected local golf pro.Now, you’d think that with as high of a scorecard that we tally up each time we hit the links, it would be easy for us to adhere to the instructor’s advice.  However, often th … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 25: The Gift of Sex

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[display_podcast]Sex is a “hot” topic, but among some couples, it’s a subject they evade.  The way we view sex can determine whether we are fulfilled in it or avoiding it.  If we were injured in this area as a child, it may be more difficult to enjoy a healthy relationship as an adult.  Allowing pornography into the mix can also hinder an intimate relationship with our partner.  Also, do we feel loved and appreciated by our spouse most of the time or so we feel noticed just when they want som … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 47: C.S.I. Relationships

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[display_podcast]Just like a perpetrator in a crime scene, we leave our “finger prints” behind in nearly everything we do – including in our relationships.And, just as C.S.I. detectives attempt to deconstruct a situation and try to figure out, “How did we get here?”, we tend to do the same in our marriages, as parents, as friends and co-workers.The answer to this question often lies within the fingerprints hidden all over our lives.As my dad often says, “What you do now will impac … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 28: Sick and Taking Care of Kids

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[display_podcast]David Pendleton and Leland Klassen join Daren and offer some helpful(?) parenting advice.Chris wrote in via Facebook to ask the guys if they could offer some comedic pearls of wisdom for her sister, Lisa.  Lisa is a wife, mom, nurse and suffers from fibromyalgia and was recently diagnosed with cancer.First off, when taking care of children while you are feeling sub-par, never forget that a spoon and an open jar of peanut butter can cover a multiple of meals. (Unless, … [Read more...]


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