Real Stuff My Dad Says 70: “Culture’s Ever-Changing Standards”

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[display_podcast] Between my baseball teams, my brother’s teams, and my dad’s softball teams, my family spent countless hours around the baseball diamond as I grew up. After all those innings, my dad instilled in me an undying love for the game. I even love the most ridiculous minutiae of baseball such as situational defenses, pitch selections, rarely instituted rules and even field dimensions. For instance, on any regulation field (Little League withstanding), exactly 90 feet spans from one ba … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It: Give Them A Sporting Chance

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about purpose-driven-parenting, as Rick Warren might say. Or, in other words, parenting with intentionality instead of just reacting to life one day to the next in regards to your kids.  I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I swing and miss quite a bit in life, and there are some days where I’m just glad that I haven’t gotten cut from the team. Keeping with baseball, Little League Baseball made some … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 8: Nissan’s “With Dad” Compared To My Dad

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, rather than simply letting life happen to you and your kids day after day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I have some days when I feel like my first aid kit isn’t sufficient and it should contain head-to-toe bubble wrap, but then there are so many other days when I’m incredibly proud that my little guys rubbed dirt on their scratch and said, “I’m all good!” … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 69: The Grass Is Always Greener & He’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes

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[display_podcast] When I was a boy, my dad was constantly telling me “Son, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” As a young boy, stuck mowing the lawn on Saturday mornings, I never quite got what he meant by that. I mean, if the grass is greener over there, what does that have to do with all this stuff I’m stuck taking care of over here? And, yet, he insisted I’ll understand when I got older. So I got older. As a teenager who constantly was looking at other kids at school … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 68: Think Before You Smoke… or Speak

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[display_podcast] For most people, their retirement date usually is preceded by some sort of countdown – perhaps five years or even six months. For my dad, though, he went on short-term disability for his back surgery, then while recovering from his surgery, his company offered him an early retirement package with a 21-day window to either accept it or possibly be cut loose. Needless to say, being faced with a 21 day decision process compared to a five year plan for retirement changes a man’s pe … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 67: Has Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Come True?

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[display_podcast] According to my dad, he’s really not that smart. In all actuality, truth is smart. So, when we acknowledge truth, then we understand a true, smart idea. Therefore, some of these ideas of dad’s that we have discussed in the past are not smart because they came from Dad’s noggin, but it’s the truth within the idea that makes them smart! All this to say, I think my dad’s pretty smart. Now, as we sat down to record this week’s podcast, it was the Tuesday after Martin Luther King … [Read more...]


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