How the Whole Family Can Survive Christmas and New Years at #DadChat

survive Christmas @DabneyPorte is co-hosting this week!

This week, WE helped create an “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column. The result was Tips and Thoughts on How to Survive Christmas, New Year’s, and the In-Laws. We shared our favorite tips for making the holidays less stressful and more joyful. I’m selected the best of so many and included them in the above-mentioned column. Dabney Porte co-hosted ( and Also, everyone had the opportunity to get a FREE Kindle AND PDF version of my new book, The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad’s Point-of-View. The offer is good until Christmas Eve. Read the transcript of what you missed and please join us ANY and EVERY Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 ET.

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Black Friday Isn’t For Wimps

black friday Black Friday is a great day for ME to stay home. Other people, like “Dad,” have different ideas. I have a great suggestion, though. From the comfort of your home, you can now buy my new book on Amazon/Kindle for a whopping $2.99 or right here as a PDF, along with great package deals, for just $2.79. See cover image below and simply click on it to get to our store!

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Reason for the Season?

reason for the seasonDad shares with Son about what he thinks Christmas season is all about. In some ways he might be right! If TV was our source of education, wouldn’t it seem that way?

Syndication rights to the Because I Said So comic strips are now available. Contact me for more information on carrying this truly NEW comic strip!

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Radio Show – Best Christmas Music

First air date: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Featured guests:

Best Christmas Music Special with Special Guests: Dean Martin, The Beach Boys, Brenda Lee, The Jackson Five, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, The Sallan Boys, The Andrews Sisters, The Ventures, The Ronnettes, Kate Smith, The Drifters, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen, The Dickies, Gene Autry, Bobby Helms, The Cadillacs, The Four Seasons, Darlene Love, The Crystals, Shedaisy, Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Boyd, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jose Feliciano, Burl Ives, Eartha Kitt, and Spike Jones.
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The E-Word is Empathy


For many of us, the holidays are a mixed bag. We want to be happy and get into the spirit, but there often is a lot of baggage we carry with us. It may be sad memories from childhood. It may be sad consequences of divorce. Or, it may be loneliness. For me, it’s been a sense of a longing for a bigger family, as for much of my life my family unit was small. Most of us have it good and that is why I want to focus on empathy as a great way to cope, understand, and feel good.

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