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Is It Time For A “Techno-Tap Out”?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Dinosaur Dad | 0 comments

Is It Time For A “Techno-Tap Out”?

  In the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) world, when a fighter has had enough and can’t make a move or he can’t  fight out of a situation, he has to “tap out”…essentially tapping on the other fighter’s arm or on the  mat and the referee then stops the match.   The fighter has said, ” …I give, uncle!”.   Sometimes, we can get so wrapped up in work that we take home or our fantasy football or social media, playing games, phone calls, watching TV….etc, that we find our family time,...

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The NEW “Radio Dad” Podcast- August 2014= “The Fire Challenge” & “Glad To Be Dad”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Podcasts | 0 comments

The NEW “Radio Dad” Podcast- August 2014= “The Fire Challenge” & “Glad To Be Dad”

Thanks for joining us for the August edition of  “The Radio Dad Podcast”.  In this episode, Mike Austin talks with the Chair of Psychology at U.C. San Diego, Dr. Jay Gied, about a disturbing “game” young pre-teen & teen boys….and some adults are playing called “THE FIRE CHALLENGE”.  Young boys are setting themselves on fire in the name of proving they are tough.  Instead proving they are misguided, NOT guided or just dumb!  What is a dad to do?  TALK ABOUT IT! Next, it’s the Radio Dad...

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The Loss of a Hollywood Icon Could Open a Whole New Door…..

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Videos | 0 comments

The Loss of a Hollywood Icon Could Open a Whole New Door…..

There has always been a generation gap.  Dads and kids just don’t see eye to eye on music, technology, TV, movies.  But, if you look, there are times when that gap can get just a bit smaller and open the door for more communication and appreciation.  We lost a Hollywood icon a couple of weeks ago.  Actor, James Garner died at the age of 86.  If you’re 35 or younger, you might only remember James Garner as the “old guy” in that movie, “The Notebook”.  But, James Garner was around for a long time.  I...

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The Radio Dad podcast for July 2014

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Photo Gallery, Podcasts | 0 comments

The Radio Dad podcast for July 2014

  In this episode of the Radio Dad podcast Mike Austin covers : * The invention of shoes for kids that use the same technology that go into Olympic athlete’s shoes and having a business that involves your children.  Ryan Ringholz & Jonathan Spier are this month’s Dad-preneuers!   * Resources that are free and waiting when you have to help a surviving parent go through the loss of their spouse…and to help you when you’ve lost a parent. Author Lora Ann young joins Mike with lots of great information. *...

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Fishing Has NO Boundaries….Especially For This Dad & Daughter Duo!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Photo Gallery, Podcasts | 0 comments

Fishing Has NO Boundaries….Especially For This Dad & Daughter Duo!

It’s a “Radio Dad Road Trip”….our mic in on the road….and we found a daughter who loves to fish with her dad…..a a purpose in mind! I LOVE to go fishing….especially with my children.   There’s nothing quite like a dad and his kids, a couple of poles….and a little pond, stream, lake….even ocean!  I was on the road recently and made a stop at a small, out of the way boat dealer just to look around and dream of me and the family out on our giant pontoon with unlimited bait and the...

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Just One Week From Now…….

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Blog, Dinosaur Dad, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

Just One Week From Now…….

Just one week from now, we will be celebrating Father’s Day.  Families, in their various forms these days, will gather to shower ol dad with gifts like tools, socks, hats and custom coffee mugs that proclaim him “The World’s Best Dad”.  From what I can tell digging on the internet, Father’s Day started back around 1908 – 1913.  Generally the holiday is credited to Sonora Dodd, who wanted to honor her father on his birthday (in June) by asking her pastor to mention him and other fathers, from the...

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ENTER TO WIN !!!!!!!!!! – Our “FATHER’S DAY” Give Away!!!!!

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Photo Gallery, Uncategorized | 2 comments

ENTER TO WIN !!!!!!!!!!     –  Our “FATHER’S DAY” Give Away!!!!!

We find ourselves with just a little time left before we honor the guy who leads the family….DAD!  Father’s Day is fast approaching and here at Radio Dad, along with our friends at Bee Rescued (the natural bee product company), we have a special prize just for “like”- ing us on Facebook!  Click our link to our Facebook page and hit “like”….you will be entered in our drawing for a special “Gentleman’s Bee Propolis” package worth $30!!  Dad’s gonna love this!!!! (by the...

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A Touching Act of a Dying Dad For His Girls.

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Uncategorized, Videos | 0 comments

A Touching Act of a Dying Dad For His Girls.

I’m up early on this Saturday morning.  It’s quiet outside as the sun has just come up and it looks like a beautiful, sunny day.  It’s getting to be “Wedding Season” when many young ladies will take the hand of a young man who, hopefully, will someday become a great dad.  Have you ever looked at your little girl(s) and wondered, “Am I going to be here for them on that special day?”.  Life is so very fleeting.  We get caught up in our daily worries, chores, and appointments, we don’t stop to...

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A Musical Tribute From A Dad To His Son….”Cowboy”

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Uncategorized, Videos | 0 comments

A Musical Tribute From A Dad To His Son….”Cowboy”

A couple of years ago I had a guest on “Radio Dad” who had written an entire CD worth of music about being a father.  Allen Krehbiel’s “Heart of a Dad” is a moving tribute to dads and from dads.  Now you might think that a last name like “Krehbiel” isn’t exactly star material but even there, Allen tips his hand to how he feels about fatherhood…..I like how Allen himself puts it: Yes, I understand that “Krehbiel” isn’t the best name for promotion of a music artist, but I...

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Becoming The Great Dadini

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Photo Gallery, Uncategorized, Videos | 0 comments

Becoming The Great Dadini

There’s something about “magic”, illusion, slight of hand that seems to naturally draw a child’s attention. Children are enchanted by magicians and magic tricks. This enchantment is filed away in the same part of their little brains as dragons, fairy princesses and the fertile land of “pretend”. We love to be mystified. For a boy, I think this mystification is coupled with a built in desire to find out how things work. A boy will take his toy cars apart just to see what makes it move. The adage that “boys are...

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