This is an interview with serial entrepreneur, Jeff Cohn. Jeff has 3 kids and owns the #1 real estate team in Nebraska. Check out this episode to get an idea of how parenting has worked for Jeff, especially in the juggling act of trying to maintain his business ventures. If you want to learn more about Jeff, check out his real estate page, his Team Building podcast, and his promising dance career.
Seamus here: This is a bummer of an episode. I have to tap out of the podcast game. I took on a new position at my company that is a great opportunity, but it came with a schedule change that just isn’t going to allow me to record with Troy anymore. Troy and I talked about it, and I’m excited to know that he wants to keep the show going. I really think that parenting from the perspective of dads is an important topic that isn’t talked about enough. It is not to suggest that moms aren’t equally (or more!) important – we just can’t ignore the dad factor.
Podcasting is a bit of project. Especially when you factor in doing any amount of social media and web presence. And we didn’t do it alone. I asked a lot of questions of some of the parenting social media accounts I was following, as well as had some regular interactions with others. I really appreciate y’all helping us get started and staying engaged throughout. Here’s a few of the Instagram accounts that either helped, or interacted, or were just fun:
- @36cof_ – which is a podcast called 36 Chambers of Fatherhood – I really enjoy listening to these guys, and I always appreciated one of them, @old_head_wylin who I know was listening to our episodes.
- @ksujulie – (Julie Burton is also a blogger and she has a hilarious story about her kid in kindergarten)
I know there are more, but these are the ones that stick out who either helped us get started on the social side and/or helped us keep going. And they’re funny!
I do have to make a shout out to my parents too. Aside from showing me how to be a good parent from day one and all that stuff, they are loyal listeners. I could record a whole episode of myself running the garbage disposal, and my mom would tell me that she could tell I did a great job disposing the heck out of some garbage. And podcasts aren’t really my dad’s thing, but he listened to this one. Which I appreciate. Even if it was on 2x while he was driving the tractor!
I’ll still be listening to the show and I hope y’all will too. I will also try to record with Troy once in a while too. I also have a special episode I want to record with my wife some day. So stay on the lookout. Thanks for the support!
According the the American Pet Products Association, 84.6 million homes, or 68% of all households in the U.S. have pets. Troy and Seamus have been part of that statistic. Listen to this episode to learn about how they have blended pet parenting with kid parenting. Parenting can be challenging enough – adding a dog in the mix can make it that much more of a project.
Troy and Seamus sit down with Jay Acker, who has two daughters – one in high school and one in college – and as Troy points out, this is Seamus in about 15 years. The discussion covers all kinds of things that are specific to raising girls, but also covers some of the general things about raising teenagers.
Remember when you could go to dinner and just eat? Enjoy the company of your spouse? Enjoy the warmth of the food? Us either. Troy and Seamus talk about some of the things we do to get through parenting. In a restaurant. In public.
Side note: We owe you a link to the No Wait app, but since we have recoded this episode, they appear to have partnered with Yelp. You can still open No Wait, but it just tells you to go to Yelp – but you can still get in line, so its all good.
Also: Happy New Year!
We definitely love being dads, but today we’re talking about how life is a little different with a kid (or two) in the. While we wouldn’t trade being dads for anything in the world, an occasional visit to “the good old days”.
As much fun as the Christmas season can be, it is also loaded with trickery and fibs. Why not use those tricks and fibs to gain some compliance with our kids? Troy and Seamus share some of the things we do that keep our kids in line during the holidays. But not all of them are just to get them to behave. Some are for the spirit of the time of year, to step up the fun a little.
Fun story about this episode: We recorded it about a year ago, so we’ve had it on standby for a while. Seamus handles the website and when he tried to upload the first episode, he accidentally put this one up first. So if anyone was very quick to listen, this episode was up for about three hours back in March.
Seamus here with a bonus smoke and mirrors trick: We recently caught one of our kids in a lie. Without getting into the details, she really leaned into it. She was super committed to the lie. So Mary reminded her about the “Santa Cam” and asked what Santa would say if we were to call him. She did NOT want us to call Santa and finally came out with the real story.
We wanted to record an episode reflecting on Veterans Day, what it means to be a Veteran, and how that plays into being a dad. As you have heard before, Seamus is a Vet (and comes from a long line of Vets), and Troy’s dad is a Veteran as well.
This is the very first episode we ever recorded. We just weren’t ready to launch it right away, so we decided to save it for now. It was recorded the day after halloween, and we were reflecting on the trick or treating experience of our kids, parental andy rights philosophy and more.
You’ll also hear mention of the original name we were going to use for the podcast, “Socks and Sandals” (which explains the cover photo on the website and the podcast apps).
Kids are clumsy. That is just part of life. While they are navigating the ups and downs of walking, running, jumping, climbing, and all the other fun activities they can do, they are going to get hurt. Sometimes there are injuries, and sometimes there are “injuries” – in this episode Troy and Seamus talk about how to handle the varying degrees of pain. Because not all ailments are real, neither are all cures.