The Accountability Call Podcast #15

  Jon starts things off with a harrowing story of having to change a tire after his son got into a bit of an accident while practicing his driving skills. We talk about how challenging it can be as parents to remain patient in trying moments, and how our kids pick up on verbal and …

The Accountability Call Podcast #14

  Jon and I start off by talking about how the internet is wonderful in so many ways, but it can freak you out to no end if you look up things like “spider bites”. Watching our kids go through pain makes us feel so helpless. We talk about the pros and cons of being …

The Accountability Call Podcast #13

  Our old friend, Brian Snyder joins Jon and I for a special edition of The Accountability Call Podcast.  We take a dive into the true meaning of happiness, learning from our mistakes, and how our children show us our best and worst qualities. As always, we hope you enjoy!  

The Accountability Call Podcast #12

  In this episode, Jon and I dive a bit into the world of financial planning. A life event has forced Jon and his family to make some adjustments, so we talk about some ways in which to prepare for the future. As Jon mentions, we never plan to fail, we simply fail to plan. …

Things We’ll Regret When We’re Old

I came across this really interesting list today of the top 37 things we’ll regret when we’re old. I encourage you to check out the entire list, but I wanted to share a few of the ones that spoke loudest to me. 6. Being scared to do things. As my good friend, Shaun T likes …

How Do Single Parents Do It?!

How in the hell do single parents do it? I have an amazing wife who shares the parenting load with me, and there are still times where I feel completely overwhelmed. I cannot imagine flying solo as a dad. On a particularly challenging day, one of the most comforting feelings is simply knowing that help …

The Accountability Call Podcast #11

  After a summer hiatus, Jon and I are reunited, and it feels so good. We take a crack at explaining how we navigate the choppy waters of parenting when it comes to dealing with racism and privilege. Jon and I share some of our memorable summer moments, and how fortunate we feel to have …

6 Movies That Make Me Cry Now Thanks to My Stupid Kids

Becoming a dad is probably the closest most men will come to experiencing the hormonal effects of menopause. You see, I’ve always thought of myself as a caring, considerate, loving person unafraid to show his emotions. However, having kids made me realize that there was an invisible ceiling or governor on my emotions. When my …

Lazy Affirmations

I don’t know about you, but I have enjoyed the hell out of the lazy days of Summer. My wife and I are both teachers, so not having work responsibilities is pure bliss. You would think that this might energize me and push me into a higher realm of productivity. Well, if lazing by the …

The Accountability Call Podcast #10

  For the second week in a row, Jon stumps me with his opening serenade. Who the hell are the Chainsmokers? And get off my lawn! Jon makes a good point about how having kids essentially makes you act like a kid for several years, or at least live in a kids’ world for several …