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...]

Parent Like You Mean It 7: Homeschooling – It Ain’t For Everyone, But It’s Perfect For Us

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[display_podcast] No matter if your bend is secular or religious, our responsibility as parents is to grow and develop our kids’ character. Now, someone is going to do this – do YOU want to have the governing voice or influence on who that someone is, or do you wan tot leave that decision to someone else? (the kids in the neighborhood, the teachers they’re assigned by the school district, even their Sunday school teachers?) THAT is largely why my wife and I homeschool. Now, don’t get me wrong … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 6: Four Girls and Two Boys have Taught Matt Tague a Thing or Six!

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about doing the little things in life – intentionally – so that they’ll add up to huge factors in developing amazing character and values in our kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like most of you, I’m the guy who shows up with my kids in tow wearing mismatching shoes, shirts on backwards and donut glaze all over their faces… but, hey I’m just happy that I got all the kids loaded in safely without leavi … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 5: Morning and Evening Routines

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, versus just letting life happen to you and your kids, all with the aim of developing outstanding values and character in our kids. My name is Jefferson Drexler, and just like many of you, I stumble around my house before my morning coffee, falling victim to random puncture wounds from stray legos in the carpet and wet socks from unreported milk puddles. But, like the o … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 4: Creative Discipline or Christmas Abuse?

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[display_podcast] Hi, I’m Jefferson Drexler – a dad of four boys who daily tries his darndest to avoid saying things like “don’t make me turn this car around” or “one more peep and we’re all going home” not because I don’t want to sound like my parents, but because I simply don’t want to have to follow through on such killjoy threats - and this is a bonus episode of Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality and purpose. Now, I had to throw this one i … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 1: A Generation of Helpless Kids?

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the premiere episode of “Parent Like You Mean It”. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you – I’m a parent who does my best, but makes more than my fair share of mistakes. But that doesn’t stop me from getting up the next day, putting on my pants one leg at a time – and making sure my kids do the same. I’m a parent of four boys, so I’ll admit that this podcast may swing toward the testosterone side of life, but our topics, interviews and articles that we’ll look at … [Read more...]


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