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FathersFyre

FathersFyre

By Jody Sedrick
Are you ready for the greatest adventure of your life? In my weekly podcast, we explore the adventures, challenges, triumphs, sorrows, and the fun of being a dad.



I am the father of 6 kids. My wife and I had for and then God blessed us with 2 more through adoption. I think I have a unique perspective and experience to help fathers become the best dad possible.

I also love to interview other men trying to be great dads, step-dads, adopted dads, granddads, and foster dads. Let's help each other become the best men, husbands, and dads possible to leave a legacy that will endure.
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120 - How long is the honeymoon phase? 32 Years and Still Going!
This week Judie and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. It has been an AMAZING journey. Yes we've had our ups and downs but we've stayed committed and worked at keeping our relationship alive. I thought I share a few thoughts on what it takes to make a relationship last. Show Highlights: Talking to Judie about someone who we know that got a divorce and now on the market again How come that person didn't put the same effort into the old relationship as they are in the new one? "Why didn't they do that with me?" Invitation to reignite your relationship by having a weekly date night, writing little love notes, flowers when it's not a holiday Our conversation at the Sweet Shoppe -"Do you have a friend that could be my Sugar Daddy?" Facebook question - "How long is the honeymoon phase? How you treat your wife is a reflection of your most important relationships It really is simple you just have to be consistent in the simple things Host: Jody Sedrick email: fathersfyre@gmail.com website: jodysedrick.com
21:27
February 22, 2021
119 - Dialing for Dad - Where Are You Dad? - James Jackson
This week is a heartfelt, candid discussion about growing up as a young man without a father with my good friend James Jackson. Show highlights: Stronger when we are walking with men who will help become better men, dads, and fathers James desperately looking for his dad as a young man - Dialing for Dad Where is the dad that should've been in my life? Where is the dad that I want in my life? Looking for a father figure to help him know how to become a man Wanting to become a teacher to be the surrogate father figure he never had but wanted? Navigating the challenges of having a broken home to take care of the family with water, gas, etc. Tapping into the village to get help On a  lifetime treasure hunt to identify and integrate the best characteristics of manhood he saw. Seeking divine guidance to help his sons tap into their natural gifts instead of what you want envision. Teaching your kids to have a relationship with God. Doubting what can offer as a dad? Simplify your approach and give yourself grace It's ok to be vulnerable. It could be an opportunity to learn together Don't be so hard on yourself and embrace love! If you would like to participate in the Involved Dad Mentoring program please contact us at fathersfyre@gmail.com Guest: James Jackson Involved Dad Host: Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com 208-890-3399
40:42
February 15, 2021
118 - Being a Single Dad, Co-Parenting While Tackling Anxiety and Depression with Fernando Merida - Dad Lives Matter
This week I visit Fernando Merida founder of Dad Lives Matter we explore the crazy dynamic that many men are facing being in a relationship, becoming a single dad, then Step-Dad while confronting anxiety and depression. It's a crazy juggle but possible when you put your kids first. Show highlights: His TikTok channel focuses on talking about being a single dad, co-parenting, anxiety and depression Going through being a divorced dad, single dad, co-parenting Being a single dad Being a dad enables you to love at a level you’ve never loved before Committing to never talking bad about my ex - my kid’s mom When you put the kids’s first everything works out Breaking down the walls with his step daughter Managing co-parenting - it is a BIG, BIG Deal. Put the kids first and recognize that you are not always right. Working as a team Working through anxiety, depression. Our expectations are not reality Men don’t know when to ask for help Going live every day on TikTok at 5:30 pm PST Building communities for men to connect Guest: Fernando Merida Dad Lives Matter TikTok @dad.lives.matter Host: Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com Instagram: @jodysedrick Website: jodysedrick.com
38:01
February 8, 2021
117 - Dad Don't You Dare Clip The Wings of Your Child - Help Them Soar!
My man Wil Fossett and I met on Friday night to go a little deeper on a picture he posted earlier in the week of a man clipping the wings of his child while his wife looked on. When he posted the picture he asked, "What does this picture say to you?"  I'm telling you this picture hit me hard and it lead to some very thought-provoking conversations and mediation. This what I posted to his original question: "It literally makes me cringe! Why? My first thought is don't hurt that child. Don't you dare cut his natural gifts? It makes me think of how many parents, how many dads, are trying to cut their kids in their image instead of seeing the gifts God gave them and teaching them to tap into their gifts so they can truly fly - to truly soar. Why clip their wings when their wings are precisely what is needed to lift someone else up.  Your job as a parent, in particular a dad, is to teach them correct principles so they can then govern themselves and tap in, in a way that God intended. Can you imagine what would happen if the parent taught him principles of flight - lift, thrust, drag, weight? He could truly soar in a way your limited mind can barely imagine. And yet, if you can see his potential and place him in a position that he can learn and tap into his gift, oh who will he become? Who will he bless? We need to give our child a safe place to stretch his wings, to try them out, to discover what can be done so he can soar the way God intended. Dad, DON'T clip those wings!" And on a related note don't dare clip the wings of your beautiful wife!  This is the audio from our Facebook Live on Friday. We had a couple of video streaming challenges. I've tried to splice it together for reposting so you don't have to wrestle through the start and stopping,  I wanted to capture the essence of our conversation because I think it is so important.  We'd love to hear your thoughts! Guest Wil Fossett Millenial Empowerment
37:40
February 1, 2021
116 - The Man Card - Revoked, Relinquished or Redefined
The week is a Man2Man episode of FathersFyre. Antoine Browne, Mike Lewis, and Sean Knauff join me to explore "The Man Card" and if it is revoked, relinquished or redefined when you get married. You know it's going to be a funny, raw, and a very real conversation about what it means to be a man. Guest: Antoine J. Browne Instagram: @toinesplace Mike Lewis website: https://mikelewisinc.com Sean Knauff TikTok: @seany_the_kid Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:   @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
01:08:41
January 25, 2021
115 - 25 years of Marriage - “How I felt then was only puppy love!”
Men your kids are watching how you love, care, and serve your wife. This week I share a couple of very personal experiences with my dad in which he not only told me how much he loved my mom but showed me that she was the Queen of his world. Are you in continual pursuit of your wife? Do your kids see you make your wife THE priority in your life? Or has your attention waned or turned to other things? When you were first starting pursuing her years ago you put all of your energies into proving you were the one. Is she the interest of your heart? Is she still the queen of your life? Perhaps the reason your relationship has stagnated is you’ve stopped pursuing her with all your heart. Fathers is there an urgency in the way you love, serve, and care for your children and your wife? If you are divorced, do you treat your ex with respect and courtesy especially in front of your children. Remember men your kids are watching. Are you living a pattern of love that is worthy of emulation? Host Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com jody.sedrick@zenware.com Instagram: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick “How I felt then was only puppy love” (TM)
04:47
January 19, 2021
114 - Having The Tough Discussions With Your Kids Surrounding The Capitol Riots - Shon Hart
This week my mentor, coach, and good friend Shon Hart join me on FathersFyre,  We discuss how we are navigating the tough discussion with our family about the breach of the Capitol and the blatant double standard of how differently black protestors are treated from white protestors.   Join us as we explore: Facing our own hurt, anger, and frustration Tabling our initial reaction so that we can respond productively and bring healing to those we serve Being authentic, raw, and open with our children Listening to their pain, anxiety, and fear Acknowledging "What if?" and moving to "What now?" Creating a refuge for your children, wife, and family in you Guest: Shon Hart Involved Dad Website: shonhart.com Instagram: @shonhart_ Host: Jody Sedrick FathersFyre Website: jodysedrick.com Instagram: @jodysedrick
30:03
January 12, 2021
113 - Stepping Up To The Role of “Super Dad” with Wil Fossett
You are the Super Hero in your child’s life are you present? Are you creating an environment that your children will thrive especially your “Ronin” Child? Join me and Will Fosset as we explore what it means to be a Super Dad. No, you don’t have to have Super Powers. In fact, you have precisely what your child needs if you recognize with great power comes great responsibility.  Show Highlight Taking concepts of heroes and helping the young men see the hero in themselves His dad was his true hero because he showed up My dad, water and 20 miles to go Number 1 think you want to teach your daughters Being raised with 3 sisters and developing Ronin Culture Parenting a “Ronin” child - letting him run with his decisions but being there when needed Learning your child’s love language Change occurs when your kid’s adore you Connecting with each child in what they are passionate about Creating an environment for true connection Concept of 7 seconds that can make or break you Sometimes you gotta play stupid to allow your kids to think through their decisions 3 Things you must do as a dad; Be present, Be Authentic, Communicate Ben Parker’s advice “With great power comes great responsibility” Wil Fossett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilFossett Millenial Empowerment https://www.facebook.com/Millennial-Empowerment-781834535546974 Host: Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com Instagram: @jodysedrick Website: jodysedrick.com
38:20
January 4, 2021
112 - Dad Are you Hiding in Plain Sight?
This week I share the latest episode of our monthly Man 2 Man discussion. I meet with Antoine Brown, Mike Lewis, and Sean Knauff and we explore how we as dad's can be hidden in plain site in our family. Is providing for the family enough? Hiding behind work and projects? Shutting down and avoiding the discussion Getting your man card pulled? What is the real man card For the most part men are just not mature. Struggling with your wife telling you what to do or giving you direction Why do men have to be pushed to become who God intended them to be and their wive hopes for? Acting like your paying attention but your not You can receive direction from a personal trainer, manager, team member but not receive it from. your wife. Recognizing she is trying to elevate us Sucking it up as a man and providing more than financially for your family Serving with out expecting something in return What should be the qualifications for "The Man Card" Guest Antoine J. Brown Mike Lewis (mikelewisinc.com) Sean Knauff Host: Jody Sedrick jodysedrick.com IG: @jodysedrick TikTok @jodysedrick
01:04:47
December 28, 2020
111 - How Did My Relationship With My Dad Affect My Relationship with my Kids?
Merry Christmas! This week I meet with John Bolden author of the book 18 Principles for Manhood. We explore his experience being a preacher's kid and how that has influenced his experience as a father. Show highlights: His experience with his father who was a preacher Getting kids up early to work with him like his dad did with him How did his relationship with his dad affect his relationship with his kids? Recognizing that his dad didn’t have an example of being a father and he was doing the best he could His dad showed humbleness always showing forgiveness You have to be willing to say “Kids, I got it wrong. I apologize. Let’s move forward” There is no playbook for each kid, and if there were the playbook would be different Working with kids who don’t have a dad in the home. When the resolve their relationship with their dad their gets back on track for them The Father is a key pillar in a child’s life His experience of being a dad Having different conversations with his 16-year-old daughter versus 9-year-old son Going shopping with your daughter to get some daddy-daughter time Slowing building the relationship with his daughter by showing she could trust him (he doesn’t say step daughter) Recognize your son is watching dad His tips for being a great dad; Be trustworthy and communication Guest: John Bolden Website: johnbolden365.com IG: @johnbolden365 Hosts: Jody Sedrick Website: jodysedrick.com IG: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick
49:42
December 21, 2020
110 - Be An Advocate & Fight for Your Child - A Discussion on Autism with Joe & Joey Kimball
This week I visited with my good friend Joe Kimball and his son Joey. They recently launched a new award to promote Autism awareness for the automotive detailing industry. I asked Joe if he'd share his experience as a dad. We explore his family’s experience with autism and how they have rallied around each other both at home and in their family owned business. Show highlights The significance of the family sweatshirts with the autism ribbon Using their business as a platform to support autism education and causes “Go Home” - Joey’s favorite catch phrase Trying to figure out how to help his son Joey develop and grow Be an advocate for your child and be willing to fight and search for answers for your kid Balancing the needs of all of your kids - Recognize each brings something unique to the family Doing things as a family - going to each others events and making it a family event The dynamic of having a family owned business with everyone involved Joey Kimball Humanitarian Detailers Award Joe Kimball’s tips for being a dad; Be a part of your children’s life Guests: Joe and Joey Kimball Kimball’s Hands On Detailing https://www.facebook.com/kimballshandsondetailing https://www.facebook.com/joe.kimball.33/ Host Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com Instagram: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Clubhouse: @jodysedrick
26:26
December 14, 2020
109 - 10 Ways to Maintain Hope In Times of Crisis!
One of the listeners of the podcast reached to me and asked if I could talk about "How To Maintain Hope in Times of Crisis". I've thought a lot about his question and come of with 10 ways that I think can help.  10 Ways to Maintain Hope In Times of Crisis Believe that things will get better. Cling to that belief Take time to meditate and pray. Write down impressions Keep a gratitude journal. Allow your self-time to rest but don’t allow yourself to stagnate Get to work and be productive Do something for someone else Look for lessons; did you discover your tendency to be impatient, unkind, or hot-tempered Laugh. Some days are so challenging the only medicine is laughter. Laugh Talk to a trusted friend. Choose to be happy Remember Hopelessness is the enemy of peace
20:40
December 8, 2020
108 - A Year of Change; Pregnant, New Career, New House and a New Baby - Kelton Flinders
This week I meet with Kelton Flinders who hosts a phenomenal TikTok and Instagram channel for DIY Dads. We explore his passion to teach and share DIY tips and his new adventure of being a dad to a baby girl. Show Highlights: DIY - Easier way to carry a car seat (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJXGjddR/) How has having a newborn disrupted and changed your life? Learning to handle a”fragile” newborn What has absolutely surprised him having a new baby How has having a baby affected his relationship with his wife? A year of changes; pregnant, new career, bought a house, had a baby Things he’s learned as a new dad His motivation behind his DIY channels - his dad dying when he was 12 years old Spending as much time as possible with his children when they are young A small moment of tribute to his dad who passed away. The impact of his birth father on his life. Guest: Klinton Flinders TikTok @klintonflinders Host: Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com Instagram: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick
33:56
November 30, 2020
107 - A Moment of Thanks From Me
On this Thanksgiving week episode, I want to take a moment to express gratitude for the opportunity for a dad. I also want to give a special tribute to a number of people and perhaps you will glean a few lessons that will help you in the process. Thank you for joining me every week. I truly enjoy the opportunity to talk about being a dad and try to find lessons in the journey that will help all of us become better men, husbands and fathers. Thank you for listening and Happy Thanksgiving! Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com Instagram: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick
18:41
November 24, 2020
106 - Sending My Baby Girl to Day Care - decisions, decisions
This week I visit with Cameron Foster author of the blog Supportive Fathers. We explore his experience as a dad of a high energy, into everything 2-year-old daughter. This is the first time we've explored daycare on the podcast. So many things to consider when entrusting someone else to watch your littles, not to mention it's crazy expensive.   Are you in the midst of terrible twos or happy you are past those days? Join us as we explore: Fun with a high energy, into everything 2-year-old Considerations and tips for deciding between home child care are center childcare When you get home leave work at work The driver behind his blog supportivefathers.com Things men really struggle with as husbands and fathers Taking the "mental load" of your wife Make sure to check out Cameron's blog. Guest: Cameron Foster Supportive Fathers Website: supportivefathers.com Instagram: @supportivefathers
39:34
November 16, 2020
105 - Stepping Up As A Dad In The Home - Man2Man Episode
For the past couple of weeks, I've been pondering the importance of us men "Stepping Up As A Dad In The Home". I invited get Antoine J. Browne, Mike Lewis, and Sean Knauff to explore this critical theme on Facebook Live and to share on the podcast.   Join us as we have a candid discussion about how we can be better husbands and fathers in our home and not leave everything to the wife. Guest: Antoine J. Browne Instagram: @toinesplace Mike Lewis (We had to excuse due to his wife getting Covid-19. Please include them in your prayers) website: https://mikelewisinc.com Sean Knauff TikTok: @seany_the_kid Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
01:04:03
November 10, 2020
104 - Adopting Two Boys and Being a Foster Dad to 9 Kids - Michael Quinton
This week I have my first guest who is a foster Dad. We explore his personal journey of wanting to be a dad but not knowing how to be part of the LGBT Community. He shares how he considered surrogacy, foster care, and finally adopted his two nephews after getting a call from his nephew. Becoming a foster parent and the impact he’s had on children coming in and out of his home. Show Highlights: Mom played both roles of Mom & Dad when his Dad wasn’t around due to addiction His experience with Dad told him what to do and what not to do as a dad You can break the legacy of a bad dad Always wanting to be a Dad but not sure how it was going to happen to be part of the LGBT community Considering surrogacy and foster care and finally adopting two of his nephews Going through separation and divorce while adopting a child The wild ride of fostering 9 children who have never had a father Kids who have never had a father figure in their life Going from married dad to divorced dad, to single dad and being an adopted dad Helping foster children feel like they have a safe space Guest Michel Quinton Quintock_fam Host Jody Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
41:17
November 2, 2020
103 - Walking Your Daughter Down The Aisle - Chad Sedrick
Wedding bells are ringing! This week my brother Chad joins me to explore what it feels like to walk your baby girl down the aisle. This week we celebrated the wedding of his daughter Alex to the love of her life Kegan Barnes. Join us as we explore that big step in not only your daughter's life but yours as well. Show highlights: The feeling of walking his baby girl, Alex, down the wedding aisle Trusting her choice in a man Appreciating how his new son-in-law pursues his daughter What did he counsel his daughter and future in-law as they decided to get married? Continuing to be in hot pursuit of our wife Wondering what I could’ve done better in raising my daughter My dad’s advice to Judie and I when we decided to get married Dad taught and showed us his sweetheart, our mom, was preeminent in his life Chad’s 3 tips for dads; Be an Example, Spend time with your kids, Be there for them. Guest: Chad Sedrick Instagram: @Chad_sedrick Host Jody Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
25:53
October 27, 2020
102 - Men It's Time to Step Up As Husbands - Sean Knauff
Men are you ready for some candid, in your face discussion? Today I meet with Sean Knauff, another dad from TikTok. We discuss the need for men to step up and take an active part in the family the role as dad and partner with his wife. We need to be better husbands if we hope to have a better family life. Join us as we explore how we can be better husbands and thus better dads. Time for us men to step up and be great husbands Starts with a conversation with yourself Tens of Thousands of women comments about the frustration with their husbands You’ve lost the pursuit of your wife User our tiredness as an excuse to stop trying Just because your home doesn’t mean you are engaged Do stuff with your kids and your wife - spend time with them Kids need both mom and dad Spending too much time on videos games or other activities Be willing to fight for your marriage Guest Sean Knauff TikTok: @seany_The_Kid Host Jody Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
36:30
October 19, 2020
101 - We’re Having A Baby! Time To Step and Be a Man! - Ben Borden
“We’ve having a baby?! Oh! Now it’s time to step up and be a man!“. Another TikTok Dad, Brian Borden joins me this week to explore “The Journey of Being a Dad”. You may catch a theme here as he loves sharing his journey of being a dad on TikTok and Instagram. Join us as we explore Starting out with the idea of The Dad Journey We’re having a baby?! What has surprised him most about being a dad Managing crazy schedules and still making time for each other Communication is KEY in your marriage and with your kids Don't take little things for granted Reach out to other dads for advice Know that you're not alone Not everything is easy, embrace every aspect of the journey good and bad Guest Brian Borden TikTok @thedadjourney Instagram @thedadjourney #beinspired
30:04
October 12, 2020
100 - A Mother's Perspective On Being a Dad - Judie Sedrick
It's hard to believe this is our 100th episode of FathersFyre, In commemoration, I thought it would be cool to get the mother’s perspective on being a good dad so I invited my wife Judie Sedrick to be my guest.  Join us as we have some fun, laugh, reminisce, and explore: Memories about her dad An arranged marriage She didn’t realize her dad was old until kids asked he was her grandpa He was a quiet dad Incredible work ethic If it was time for WWF wrestling he would just change the channel Lessons for dad Important to learn how to communicate with your kids and wife Balance duties of the home Be fully present Setting up a regular date night with your kids Don’t demean or talk down to your wife Be equal partners Be empathetic and listen without commenting Be open and recognize your kids are growing Trust extended family to be a sounding board for your kids Guest My BEAUTIFUL wife Judie Sedrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choose_dont_excuse/ Host Jody Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
39:02
October 5, 2020
99 - Juggling Kids, Careers & Dedicating Time For Your Wife
We all know life can be a never-ending barrage of activities, helping kids with homework, soccer, dance, work and still working to keep the relationship with your Queen fresh. This week I hosted a Facebook LIve edition of FathersFyre with my guest Mike Lewis, Antoine J. Brown and Daniel. Gill. Join us as we have some laughs and serious talk about how we can truly be present for the Queen of our life and our children Guest Mike Lewis Website: mikelewisinc.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikelewisinc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikelewisinc Antoine J. Brown Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/antoine.j.brown.3 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toinesplace/ Daniel Gill Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/dandpautodetailing/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/daniel.gill.908 Host Jody Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
01:05:13
October 2, 2020
98 - Seeing the World Through The Eyes of Your Kid - Guy Palumbo
This week I visit with artist and musician Guy Palumbo. We explore seeing the world anew through the eyes of your children, treating them as equals, and celebrating and encouraging creativity. Sitting on the edge of the tub coaching your kids to poop Sharing his life as dad via TikTok - reliving moments, loving the sound of his kid's voices. Living in a time when we can easily capture moments with your kids Incredibly refreshing to see the world through the eyes of your child Talking to your kids about the tough things going on; COVID, Racism, etc. The genuine honest response of children Lucky to be fathers at this time - we can be familiar and have a relationship with our kid Never talk down to your kids. Treat them like your equal Talking to kids in a way that the reconsider their actions - Skateboarding into traffic Celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of the youth today. Encourage your kids to pursue their passions My dad taking the leap to go to nursing school with 8 kids It’s ok to not know what you’re doing as a dad. It’s part of the adventure Tips for dads; Be PRESENT in their lives. Treating your kids as humans Guest Guy Palumbo TikTok @guypalumbo Host Jody Sedrick Instagram @jodysedrick TikTok @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
37:42
September 28, 2020
97. “ A Dad’s Experience with Suicide pt 4." - Anxiety, Depression & Abandonment with Bobby Berg
This week Bobby Berg host of the StudentFyre Podcast joins me to explore anxiety, depression, and feelings of abandonment. We explore the backdrop for his most recent Instagram posts addressing anxiety and depression. I asked him if those feelings were related to his lack of experience with his dad. He responded, "Absolutely!" Join us as we explore not only how he worked through his own feelings of abandonment but how he is helping his students through similar feelings. Show highlights My daughter’s story is also my story The story around his Instagram Post about anxiety and depression Helping his students work through feeling anxious Working through their feelings with them Communicate via the method your kid feels comfortable rather than the method you would prefer Building walls over time to protect ourself Being truly vulnerable and connecting on a personal level Be willing to be the punching bag or sounding board your kid needs Two keys to helping yourself through anxiety & depression; being truly honest with yourself, communicate the way they communicate, allow yourself grace to step out to take care of you, be willing to open the dialogue. Guest: Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Podcast Instagram: @bobbyberg TikTok: @bobby berg Bobbyberg.com
38:30
September 21, 2020
96 - Deciding to be a Dad Through Open Adoption - with DZNR Dad
This week I meet with DZNR Dad (Danny Vandenberk) to discuss his choice to become a dad through open adoption. We explore how he’s worked diligently to make sure his son feels loved, valued and special - that he wasn’t abandoned. Show Highlights: His decision to be a dad and adopt a beautiful son Their decision to do an open adoption Working through abandonment issues with your children Things he’s done to create a strong bond with his son and be open about the adoption Can you love an adopted baby as much as bio-baby? What he’s doing to help his adopted son feel that he was not abandoned The power and importance of being 100% present Teaching his kids to be loyal and honorable Guest Danny Vandenberk DZNR Dad Instagram: https://instagram.com/dznrdad Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
36:55
September 14, 2020
95. A Dad's Experience with Suicide - Pt 3
Originally I wasn't going to do a part 3 of "A Dad's Experience with Suicide".  However, after a conversation with a listener about his own experience with depression and his failed suicide attempt and a conversation I had with my daughter I thought a third episode was needed.  Join me as we discuss the challenge of bottling up all of our emotions, not giving ourselves kudos, and abandonment issues that can lead to depression, anxiety, and potentially suicidal thoughts We also explore this signed that your loved one might have abandonment issues Cycling through relationships Sabotaging relationships Needing constant reassurance Separation Issues Fear or dislike of being alone If you need to chat about you or a family member please send me a DM or email me at fathersfyre@gmail.com Have a blessed day Jody Sedrick
19:24
September 8, 2020
94 - A Dad's Experience with Suicide Part 2
The outpouring of comments, support, and questions for last week's episode of "A Dad's Experience with Suicide" has motivated me to create a follow-up episode.  I thought I'd share some practical tools that we've put in place to protect not only our loved one struggling with suicidal thoughts but also ensure the safety and well being of other members of the family. A few highlights: Purchasing safes to house medications and knives Working out every day with my wife Ladies retreat for my wife Early morning devotionals - personal and with a trusted friend Working with other men fixing stuff or driving like a mad man with my buddy Recognize everyone deals with problems differently and give them grace Sharing of the poem, Roar! that I wrote Gratitude Journal If you have any comments or have personal experiences you would like to share please reach out to me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or direct message me on TikTok, Instagram or Facebook.
26:05
September 1, 2020
93 - A Dad’s Experience with Suicide Pt. 1
Events have occurred this week that have pushed me to share some very personal experiences and thoughts about suicide. Many families are faced with teens, younger children, mothers, and even fathers who wrestle with suicidal thoughts and related mental health issues. These thoughts are very personal and have debated what to share for some time as I want to be respectful of my own family members but also the seriousness of the issue.  I truly hope something that I share with you today will be of help to you and your family. If you need a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a heart to pray with please give me a shout. The Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255 You may also find these two videos helpful Like a Broken Vessel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrNqGqy5kbQ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAx2Rgq-uI Thank you for listening and please share with someone this message might help. Have a BLESSED day! Jody Sedrick fathersfyre@gmail.com
37:50
August 24, 2020
92 - Creativity and Parenting with Dave Conrey
This week I visit with artist Dave Conrey. We explore fatherhood as a creative person and artist. Does it lead to creativity as a father or is it ingrained in who you are? And do you have to be an artist to be a creative dad Creativity is in the expression Summer camp - Minecraft creative and engineering Activity and Fortnight to get the body moving Fostering the creative side into the things your kid is interested in Exposing your kids to opportunities so they can discover and develop there own gifts Putting your fears and dreams aside to allow your kids to explore his own interests Lean into your kid's interest without putting to much pressure Being the son of a single mom “You come by it honestly” - Making sure you own it “I may not be perfect, but I do love you perfectly” Looking forward to the teen years Guest: Dave Conrey Website: https://daveconrey.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveconrey/ TikTok: @davemakesthings Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
37:50
August 17, 2020
91. Walking With the Courage of a Lion - When You Don't Feel Courageous
You know how my wife always gets me thinking.  Earlier this week she asked me "How come you don't cry and get emotional like me?"  I've thought a lot about her question and my response to her. (No I'm not telling you. You have to tune in to hear the answer) I thought this would be a great discussion so I reached out to 3 men brave enough to have an honest discussion about how we face the challenges in life and share how we are feeling with our wife. I'm really excited to explore this topic with Antoine J. Brown Mike Lewis and Rick Kolb. Guest: Antoine J. Brown Mike Lewis Rick Kolb Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
52:00
August 11, 2020
90. Bonding, Big Dreams, Fights and Becoming a Family - An Interview with my daughter Jessica Sedrick
This week I have a surprise guest, my daughter Jessica. While sitting in the kitchen wrapping up work, Jessica came up to me and said “Dad, let’s do a podcast together”. Seizing the opportunity sit down with Jessica I grab the mic and we have an impromptu, fun and intimate discussion. Doing nails and eyebrows is a bonding opportunity to be together Exciting things happening in Jessica’s life - signing with a modeling agency Devon helping Jessica pursue who dream of being a model Pursing her dream of being a model and almost giving up on her dream Singing, playing and supporting each other as a family Excited to graduate High School - but some of the fears in her heart Her love to talk with me or Judie 2020 craziness and looking forward to 2021 Senior year How Corona helped her get through her Junior year Having 3 incredible best friends. Fighting with Dad. Learning how to talk to each other and love each other. Dad always asking “Who loves you?”. Opening up to your parents when you want to do everything by yourself. Learning how to trust when your heart was broken Jessica’s advice for dads. LISTEN to your kids Guest Jessica Sedrick Instagram: https://instagram.com/cynsha.sedrick Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
30:07
August 3, 2020
Ep. 89 Jesse Belnap - Everything is PINK and fun as Girl Dad!
This week I corner another dad sharing his adventures on TikTok. Jesse Belnap and I explore the fun and surprises of being a dad to little girls. Yes it can be a lot of pink but it is A LOT of fun too. Show highlights: Hopping in a “kiddy pull” Being the father of two girls Coming down to your kid’s level Trying to put yourself in their shoes when your kids are hurt Parenting each child according to their unique personalities Letting your daughter do your nails and hair - getting passed the uncomfortable Connecting with your kids on things they love How much fun doing the little things can be with your kids Doing something out of our comfort zone. Just be a kid again Helping your kids pursue their dreams Kids open up when you share what they are interested in Capture the small moments. Guest Jesse Belnap TikTok: on.the.go_fitness Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
35:04
July 27, 2020
88 - Opening The World to Everybody - Ryan Grassley
We're going on an adventure with Ryan Grassley.  We explore opening the world to his friend Sam who has cerebral palsy, teaching kids to include everyone, and navigating this crazy adventure called fatherhood.  Join me and my guest Ryan Grassley who is the CMO of Extreme Motus and on a mission to make nature wheelchair accessible and working hard to be a great dad. Show highlights: His adventures with his friend Sam The power of inclusion Teaching your kids how to talk about people who are disabled. Taking his children on his adventures with his children Putting children in an environment where they can ask question Surprised at how long it takes to get out of the door with kids Some of the challenges he’s experienced being a dad Kids’ exposing your worse characteristics and weaknesses and how we can become better fathers. His tips to be a great dad Guest Ryan Grassley Extreme Motus https://extrememotus.com/ Host: Jody Sedrick Instagram:  https://instagram.com/jodysedrick Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com
30:30
July 20, 2020
87. Power Struggles and Investing in Your Kid's Interest with Mr. Chazz Lewis
This week we visit with Mr. Chazz Lewis.  He is passionate about working with young children and helping them discover learning and who they are as little humans. We explore overcoming powers struggles with kids and investing in their unique interests and gifts instead of your dreams.  Show Highlights: How he got started working with kids in education Parents initial skepticism of having a man as a pre-school teacher Working hard to bring the fun of learning to kids Daddy Time = Fun Time Learning how to be involved in the teaching and modeling of your kids The challenge of guarding your emotions when little kids are all emotions Taking those same lessons of validating emotions into other relationships Moving from emotion to logic Foster and facilitate your kid's interests, not your dreams Letting Jessica do my nails The anger of perfectionism - Be a improvenists You are not only raising your children by your children’s children Connect with Mr. Chazz Tik Tok: TickTeachTock Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mrchazz GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/chazz
50:32
July 13, 2020
86. HOME! Dad What Are You Doing to Create "Home"?
What a phenomenal action-packed, fun-filled, family celebration of 4th of July, graduations, and taking my daughter to down to UVU to kick off another semester of college and D1 Volleyball. After a full day of flying stand by and walking into my home, I drop my bags by the door, walk into our bedroom kiss my beautiful wife and then collapse on our living room couch.  The peace and serenity of home envelop me and I think "It's so good to be home!". Have you felt that? Do you feel that when you come home? Laying on the couch, basking in being home I asked myself what am I doing to make it feel like home for my wife and kids.  When they come home do they feel like it's good to be home? That it's good to be with Dad not just mom? That it's good to fall into my arms. Join me as we explore what we are doing or not doing to truly create a home.
14:06
July 7, 2020
85. There Is No Playbook for Being a Dad - Shane Leketa AKA Liquid Shano
Sit down. Grab a cup of Joe or hot chocolate and join me as I visit with Shane Leketer AKA Liquid Shano on TikTok and host of the podcast Coffee Talk. Show highlights: How we connected on TikTok The importance and power of truly connecting with people His morning Cup of Joe to motivate and share an inspirational message Being the father of a 15 year old Blending what his experience with father and grandfather and mixing in his own personality to become a great dad Investing in a hot tub gave him an unexpected surprise Teaching your kid to drive and trusting them to take the next step Learning to bend and flex as a husband and father. The importance and power of being vulnerable as a father Connect with Shane TikTok @liquidshano Podcast - Coffee Talk with LiquidShano1973 https://open.spotify.com/show/4kjfCGh4sGSe8vDCKFHoeh?si=mKXa7W9DTK2sCFxolnVNNg YouTube - https://open.spotify.com/show/4kjfCGh4sGSe8vDCKFHoeh?si=mKXa7W9DTK2sCFxolnVNNg Thank you for tuning in every week. I also invite you to join my private FathersFyre Facebook Group where we have open, heart felt discussions as meant to help us grow.
38:47
June 29, 2020
84. Juggling Twins and Spreading Positivity With Joe Atang
My guest this week is a new friend that I’ve made via TikTok. Every morning he hosts a “Virtual Hugs” show on TikTok where he visits with people and gives them a message of love and positivity while managing 18-month-old twins. Watching him juggle his kids and a live show I had to have him on as a guest. Show Highlights His love for people How he came up with HI! and Virtual Hugs Juggling two twins while hosting his show Kudos to his beautiful bride to Courtney His experience as a new dad - SURPRISE you are having twins Kids mimicking us as parents Juggling kids and keeping a relationship with your wife strong Communicating with kids and enjoying every phase of a child’s growth Putting your wife on a pedestal The power of your example His tips for dads Connect with Joe TikTok @joeatang Instagram @joeatang YouTube A Cup of Joe Atang Thank you for tuning in every week. I also invite you to join my private FathersFyre Facebook Group where we have open, heart felt discussions as meant to help us grow.
33:08
June 28, 2020
83. Have We Become Moral Monsters? A Father's Questions
This week my heart has been weighed down by the events, we've witnessed since the murder of George Floyd. My heart and mind have been turned to our own experiences with the judicial system over the past 18 months.  I must admit that my assumptions and naivety have been jolted into a new reality. These combined with what we've witness over the past couple weeks has caused me to ask the question, "Have we become moral monsters?" In our anger, frustration, and anger have we lost our humanity. Have we lost sight that we are all growing? We all stumble. That we all need grace.  I hear the call with for justice. But our calls for justice really have morphed into demands for punishment.  When did we lose the importance and power of mercy?  I hope this episode causes serious reflection. I hope it causes you to look inward. I hope it helps you become a better man and father. If we can't be honest with ourselves, our own biases how can we ever help our children to become more? I'd love to hear your comments. Your friend, Jody jody.sedrick@gmail.com
13:56
June 19, 2020
82. You Gotta Make Time For your Kids - Chuck Hill
This week my guest is Chuck Hill. He is the father of 6 children. He also works with men and young boys to help them develop the tools they need to be great men and fathers.  Join us as we explore: Raising 6 children Making time to play with your kids Chuck changing his work schedule so he could be truly present with his kids. Establishing a date night & consistently making time for your wife. Making the commitment to be a great father and dedicated to his wife I also want to extend a personal invitation for you to join our FathersFyre Facebook Group. If you have comments or would like me to discuss a topic please reach out to me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jody.sedrick@gmail.com
38:00
June 15, 2020
81. SpeakFyre Round Table - The Impact of George Floyd
The entire SpeakFyre family got together to discuss the impact of the murder of George Floyd on Facebook Live on Sunday, June 7th.  We explore the tough conversations going on in our homes and work. We have a candid discussion about how we are talking to our family. The struggles we are addressing. What conclusions are we coming to? And the ultimate question how can we be the instrument of change? Make sure to check out the entire team every week on their individual podcasts. Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Neil Legend - ChampionFyre Thank you for joining me every week on FathersFyre. I also invite you, men, to join my private Facebook Group called FathersFyre. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please reach out to me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jody.sedrick@gmail.com Have a great week.
01:08:60
June 8, 2020
80. How do we have the difficult discussion with our kids about George Floyd?
This is a special episode of FathersFyre. I’ve gathered 4 men who I respect to discuss the recent murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. I wanted to have a diverse group of men who we could have a discussion about how we are having the difficult discussions with our kids about the murder we all witness as well as the ensuing protest and looting across many cities across the country. My guests are Damon Rich, Rick Kolb, and Nate Furlong. This was originally broadcast life on Facebook Live. I have published it on YouTube, Anchor.FM and other major podcast platforms. Please join us as we have an open, candid, and very raw discussion.
01:03:24
June 2, 2020
79. How I'm Answering Your Kids Questions about George Floyd
This week has been extremely challenging in the face of the murder of George Floyd. Ive had many discussions with my own children as we all try to reconcile the horrify murder that we witnessed. I thought I’d share some tips on how you can answer the questions that are searing your children’s hearts and help them come to a place of peace, resolution and action.
19:17
June 1, 2020
78. Final Day of Mother's Day Tributes with Renny Doyle
The final day of Mother’s Day May Tributes.  This has been such a phenomenal experience. I enjoyed hearing what other men have to say about the women in their lives. The one thing that is undeniable is that you ladies are the key difference in the world. Thank you for your love and dedication to each one of us and especially your families Today’s messages from my friend Renny Doyle Happy Mother’s Day and I hope every single day you’re treated like the queen you are!! 
07:43
May 31, 2020
77.. Healing vs Hate/Not White vs Black - it’s EVERYBODY vs RACISM
Healing vs Hate/Not White vs Black - it’s EVERYBODY vs RACISM - My wife Judie and I went on Facebook Live, TikTok and Instagram to express some of our thoughts surrounding the murder of George Floyd. Our hearts are heavy at what is happening in our country right now. We’ve had many late-night discussions about George Floyd and the ensuing riots and wanted to share some of our thoughts. Know that we love and stand with you! Let’s be the change we want to see in the world and then lead people to the change.
15:60
May 31, 2020
76 - 29th Day of Mother's Day Tributes
Happy 29th Day of Mother's Day May Tributes One of the greatest blessings of my life is to have been blessed with is a significant diversity of people. What I've seen, witnessed and felt is the women from all countries and cultures have the universal gift and characteristic to bring out the best in us and to truly love and see who we are. Thank you to all of you AMAZING women from all around the world who have touched my life. I am a better man because of your love. And Mom Peralta I love and miss you!! Today's message of love comes from Alejandro Bonilla Happy Mother's Day!
01:51
May 30, 2020
75 - 27th Day of Mother's Day Tributes - Neil Adams
27th Day of Mother's Day May Tribute Whether you're a mom of 1, 3 or 10 you have the incredible gift of caring, nurturing, encouraging, juggling, managing and most importantly making a home truly beautiful. Thank you for everything you do to make life wonderful even amid what to you may seem utter chaos. You truly are a blessing. Today's message of love is from Neil Adams. Happy Mother's Day!
02:20
May 28, 2020
74 26th Day of Mother's Day Tributes - Sean Brasfield
Happy 26th Day of Mother's Day May Tributes My message is to both you and the men today. Men we need to do a better job of helping our wife around the house. Yes, you need to put on an apron, fold the clothes, clean the house, help with the kids and anything else to help your beautiful lady make your house a home. Don't just be partners be EXTREME partners fully committed to your lady. Ladies, let the guys help you. They may not do it perfectly, it may not be the way you do it but let them share the load. I tell you when you truly become a tag team life can be so much easier. Thank you for everything you do to make your home a home. Today's message of love is from your brother, your friend, Sean Brasfield Happy Mother's Day!
06:02
May 26, 2020
73. Day 25th of Mother's Day Tributes - Des Morris
25th Day Of Mother's Day May We are in our final week of tributes. On this Memorial Day we want to give a shout out to all of you ladies who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces. I'm proud to say my mom is Navy vet. You are my hero. We truly appreciate your dedication and service to preserve our freedom. Thank you! Today's Mother's Day Tribute is from Des Morris Happy Mother's Day!
01:14
May 26, 2020
72 Get Inside Your Kid's World to Connect - An Interview with Damon Rich
This week I corner Damon Rich. This week we explore his experiences as a father. We also delve into how he broke the cycle of not having a dad who was present and then being blessed with a phenomenal stepdad who set a new example and inspired him to be a great dad. Show highlights: The danger of measuring yourself against other dads The importance of being truly present with your kids Softening our rough and tough demeanor to connect with our kids The importance of going into your kid’s world and creating a connection Recognizing each child is different so you need to parent differently Giving your kids space until they are in a good place to discuss problems You can’t spank your kids for everything. You need to learn to teach more than discipline Teaching your kids to think through consequences Allow kids the opportunity to think through challenges and allow them to make the choice The power of having your kids write an essay as part of the discipline Your true legacy is what you do with your children How he broke the cycle of not having a dad Check out Damon at Marriage Refresh https://www.marriagerefresh.net/ Instagram: @damonrichspeaks Thank you for joining me every week as we explore fatherhood and how we can be be best fathers, husbands and best men possible. I invite you to join my FathersFyre Facebook Group for men only. Have a great week!
43:46
May 25, 2020
71. 24th Day Of Mother's Day Tributes - Julian Gibson
Happy 24th Day of Mother's Day May What do you think of when you hear the word "Home"? I don't know how you can think of "Home" without thinking of Mom.  You ladies have the amazing gift of making any place, even any situation home when you are near. Thank you for making us feel at home. Today's message of love is brought to you by my friend Julian Gibson. Happy Mother's Day!
01:40
May 25, 2020
70. Day 23rd of Mother's Day May Tribute - Michael Gingras
Happy 23rd day of Mother’s Day May! Today’s extra special because it kicks off Memorial day weekend. I want to give a special tribute to all the ladies who have served or continue to serve in our military, police, fire department or other frontline careers. Your selfless dedication and commitment to us is inspiring. We want to thank all of you ladies for having such a huge impact on every aspect of our life Today’s Mother’s Day tribute comes from Michael Gingras Happy Mother’s Day!
01:58
May 23, 2020
69. Day 22 of Mother's Day Tribute from Bobby Berg
Happy 22nd Day Of Mother’s Day. Today we want to give a special tribute to all of you single moms, aunts, and grandparents said step in to really make a significant impact on a young child’s life. We know that Sundays are truly challenging but you rise to the Occasion and make all the difference! Today’s message of love is from my good friend Bobby Berg Happy Mother’s Day! 
02:43
May 22, 2020
68. Day 21 of Mother's Day Tribute from Jeff Barnes and his littles
Hey, ladies Happy 21st Day of Mother's Day May. Infants, toddlers, young kids to teens all bring their unique tests of a mother's love. I know many days you wonder "am I making an impact?", "Am I ruining my kids?", "What did I do?","Am I a good mom?" At times the journey of motherhood leaves you in a dark cloud of self-doubt and wonder. It also filled with beautiful moments of sucker sweet kisses, dandelion flowers, and tender snuggles sitting on the couch. You ARE having an impact! You truly are amazing and we love you! Today's message of love comes from Jeff Barnes and his littles Happy Mother's Day!
01:59
May 21, 2020
67. Day 20 Mother's Day Tribute from Neil Legend
Happy 20th Day of Mother's Day May! Today I'm reflecting on your amazing ability to continually extend the arms of love and support to your children no matter the distance. When kids are young they don't appreciate mom's constant yearning to be near them viewing it as smothering. But as you get older, and mom get's older you really yearn for that connection. Thank you mom's for all you do. Today's Mother's Day message of love comes from my friend Cornelius Dunlap (Neil Legend) Happy Mother's Day!
05:22
May 20, 2020
66. 19th Day of Mother's Day May - Ben and Wes Ellsworth
Good morning ladies! It's the 19th Day of Mother's Day May. Today I want to give a shout out to not only you moms but you stepmoms, aunts, grandmas, and you ladies that are just having an IMPACT by your love and dedication to everyone. Today's message is from Ben Benjamin Ellsworth and is boy Wes Happy Mother's Day!
01:34
May 19, 2020
18th Day of Mother's Day May - Shon Hart
Ladies your love and kindness brighten the darkest day and lifts the spirits of those who are struggling. The power of your presence can be so calming and bring such peace to the heart. You truly are incomparably even ELITE. Thank you for making every day brighter. Today's message of love comes from my good friend Shon Hart
02:10
May 18, 2020
65. Breaking Generational Curses - Brian Echols
This week I explore breaking generational curses with Brian Echols. We explore things about how he has broken the cycle to ensure his kids have the dad he always wanted. Men can break the cycle and create a new legacy for our kids and generations to come. Show Highlights Shout out to the Michigan State University Spartan Dogs Training his son Power who signed with North Carolina Tar Heels Teaching his son the way he would’ve liked to have been taught Teaching your kids to be humble and to let their actions speak to who they are Teaching your kids to pay the price for success Showing your kids by example not just words F.E.A.R Teaching your kids mental toughness Be Still in the middle of a storm Teaching kids and men how to honestly self assess Naming your kids - the power in names Generational Curses Thanks for joining me every week. I also invite you to join the FatherFyre Facebook Group. Please also check out the podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
52:17
May 18, 2020
64. 17th Day of Mother's Day May - Mike Lewis
17th Day of Mother's Day May Watching my wife and a couple of her girlfriends today rally around a dear friend to give her love and support I was struck by how easily it is for you ladies to serve. Running to a dear friend to console, encourage, uplift, and love is a gift that comes so naturally to you. Your selfless attention to others and working to ensure everyone is cared for is inspiring an a blessing to everyone you touch. Thank you for all you do. Today's message of love comes from my friend Mike Lewis Happy Mother's Day!
01:17
May 17, 2020
63. 16th Day of Mother's Day May - Big D
16th Day of Mother's Day May! Happy Mother's Day. Ladies I know it's easy to feel like what you are doing doesn't matter, that you're not getting everything done, that some days you don't feel like you measure up, that you're not good enough. Set that negative self talk aside. Yes, some days can be overwhelming but like water rushing through a canyon your impact slowly hones and polishes your children, friends, and family. Please don't underestimate the power of your consistent efforts. You truly have a BIG Impact on our lives. Today's message of love comes to you from my friend Big D. Happy Mother's Day!
01:22
May 16, 2020
62. 15th Day of Mother's Day Tributes - Antoine Nelson
15th Day of MOther's Day May. hard to believe we're half way through our month of tributes to you amazing ladies! The influence and impact you have on our lives is unmeasurable. Today's message of love is from Antoine Nelson
01:09
May 15, 2020
61. 14th Day of MOther's Day Tributes - Garrett Kroon and his little guy
Happy 14th Day of Mother's Day May. We just spent 2 fantastic days with our oldest son Devon Michael Sedrick It doesn't matter the age of your kids they are always your babies. Our message today is from Garrett Kroon and his sweet little guy! Happy Mother's Day!
01:20
May 14, 2020
60. 13th Day of Mother's Day Tributes - Chuck Hill
Happy 13th Day of Mother's Day May. Chuck Hill shares a message of love and appreciation today. Happy Mother's Day to all of you ladies!
04:23
May 13, 2020
59. 12th Day Of Mother's Day Tributes - Jonah Gomez
12th Day of Mother’s Day May Women you are so pivotal Ilin helping your kids achieve their dreams. Your make on their life is a permanent legacy to everyone they serve. Today’s tribute and message of love comes from my good friend Jonah Gomez, owner of Detailpreneurs Happy Mother’s Day!
01:32
May 12, 2020
58. Sincerely, Brenda - An Interview with Kenneth Nelson Jr.
This week I sit down with Kenneth Nelson Jr. writer, director, and producer of the film Sincerely, Brenda. We explore the genesis of his film that explores a recovering alcoholic’s attempts to bridge the gap between his estranged boys upon the unexpected death of their mom. It’s an emotional, hard look at what many families face or have gone through dealing with alcoholism. I HIGHLY recommend Sincerely, Brenda. I am so grateful to interview Kenneth.  His movie highlights the hard-hitting, painful journey that the fallout of alcoholism plagues many families.  I think one of the things that were reinforced to me is that change is a difficult process both for the person addicted and those with their circle. The process of mending hearts can hurtful. Learning how to forgive and extending love when the walls of hurt are raw, real, close to the heart, and difficult to break down that making amends can be a slow but capable process. I think you’re going to love this episode. Please send me an email with any thoughts or if you would like to discuss something you are struggling within your family. jody.sedrick@gmail.com or fathersfyre@gmail.com Check out Sincerely, Brenda on Amazon Prime! (https://www.amazon.com/Sincerely-Brenda-Sean-Vaughn/dp/B07N41FKST) Thanks for tuning in each week.
41:26
May 11, 2020
57. 11th Day of Mother's Day Tribute - Rick Kolb
Hey Ladies, We're not done sharing our love and appreciation for you. It is the 11th Day of Mother's Day May. My good friend Rick Kolb has the message of love today. Happy Mother's Day to all of you AMAZING ladies!
01:06
May 11, 2020
56. Mother's Day Tribute Day 10 by Devon Sedrick
Happy Mother's Day! it is our 10th day of Mother's Day May and actually Mother's Day. I want to express my love for my mom, my beautiful wife - Judie Sedrick, my sisters, sister-in-laws, nieces, and other amazing women in my life.  My son Devon Michael Sedrick shares his Mother's Day message of love as well. To all of you ladies thank you for your love, dedication, and service. We love you! Happy Mother's Day!
03:26
May 11, 2020
55. Mother's Day Tribute Day 9 - Tank EdDucates
Happy Mother’s Day! It is our ninth day of tribute to you amazing women.  Today’s message is coming from Tank EdDucates and his kids. We also wanna recognize his efforts as he earned his doctorate degree and should have been walking today but COvID changed those plans. We have to certainly recognize that his beautiful wife had a lot to do with his achieving that goal.  Happy Mother’s Day!
01:07
May 10, 2020
55. Mother's Day Tribute Day 8 - Ultra 100 Tribute from Derek Call
Day 8 of Mother's Day Tribute. Ladies, we know you are constantly going the distance for your children, family, and friends. Early mornings, late nights you are always taking care of everyone often and the expense of something you would really love to do. We truly love and appreciate your dedication to us. Today's message of love is from Derek and his boys Sedrick and Cody high atop Bogus Basin. Yeah he's putting in another 100 Miler and you know Becky is always supporting his crazy long-distance ideas.
00:45
May 8, 2020
54. Mother's Day May - Day 7 with Kevin Benedict
Happy 7th Day of Mother's Day May! Today we want to recognize your selfless dedication to your families and those around you. We all know you have a tendency to put EVERYONE first and tend to neglect yourself. We want you to know that we love and appreciate your dedication and love to everyone. Kevin Benedict shares a message of love to you and his beautiful wife Shawna Benedict Happy Mother's Day! #mothersday #mommaslove #momma #selfless #dedicated #momlife #remarkable
01:11
May 7, 2020
53. Mothers Day Wishes from Hawaii - Jeremy Loque
It's BLOWING in Boise but that's not going to stop us from bringing you ladies another Mothers Day message of love and appreciation. Today's message comes to you all the way from Hawaii and my friend Jeremy Loque and his beautiful daughter. Mahalo and Happy Mothers Day!
00:59
May 6, 2020
52. Feliz Dia de Las Madres - Un Mensaje de Jose Valle
Mothers Day May continues.  Hoy tengo un mensaje de amor y gratitud para todas las mujeres y madres latinas. Gracias por todo lo que hace para nosotros. Su dedicacion y servicio es increible. Mi amigo Jose Valle quiere compartir un mensaje de amor para ti.  Feliz Dia de las Madres!
02:19
May 5, 2020
51. May the 4th Be with you Mothers Day Tribute - Chris Woolman
Our message of love and appreciation comes from Chris Woolman (also know as Renny's Hitman) and his two stormtrooper littles. We truly do appreciate everything you do inside and outside the home. Happy Mother's Day and May the Fourth Be With You!
01:34
May 4, 2020
50. Juggling 3 Girls, Basketball and Business - Robin Marquez
This week I visit with Robin Marquez proud father of 3 daughters and owner of Signature Auto Detail Hawaii is my guest on FathersFyre. He's dropping GOLD! We explore Show Highlights: Journey of walking with the boys to win the 2D State Basketball Championship after losing the local championship Having an impact in the community as well as in your home Teaching the boys that your story is never done - learn to continually write their story Struggling with making time for work, college and being a dad a 7-year-olds question - why aren’t you home for dinner Covid19 impact on parenting Reading with his children - not just kids books but personal development books
29:17
May 4, 2020
49. Day 3 Mothers Day Tribute - Zayne Sedrick
In honor of Mother's Day, I've asked men in my circle of friends to give me a tribute to their mother, wife, grandmother, step-mom, sister or any other woman that has blessed them.  I'm going to post a message every single day! Today's tribute is from my son Zayne Sedrick If you would like to give a special lady a shout out please DM me Happy Mother's Day #mothers #mothersday #moms #womanpower #mommy #mommyandme #fathers #fathersfyre #honorwomen
00:50
May 3, 2020
48. Mothers Day Tribute Day 2. - Chris Williams
My friend Chris Williams owner of East Coast Custom Detailing shares a message of love to his mom, his fiancé Marcella Loza and you ladies. Happy Mother’s Day!
00:48
May 2, 2020
47. Mothers Day Shout Out - Anthony Bowman
In on honor of Mother's Day I've asked men in my circle of friends to give me a tribute to their mother, wife, grandmother, step-mom, sister or any other woman that has blessed them.  I'm going to post a message every single day!   Today's tribute is from Anthony Bowman, owner of Smoky Tony's BBQ If you would like to give a special lady a shout out please email me at jody.sedrick@gmail.com or fathersfyre@gmail.com Happy Mother's Day
01:14
May 1, 2020
46. Special SpeakFyre Fireside - Facing Corona Part 2
Welcome to the second half of the SpeakFyre Fireside.  The entire SpeakFyre family is getting together to wrap up our conversation about Corona and how we are responding to this health crisis.   Some similarities and some differences but that's what makes having a strong community and open dialogue provide.  Join us as we bring different viewpoints and experiences to the table.
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April 29, 2020
45. Special SpeakFyre Fireside - Facing Corona Part 1
This week we actually have a special edition of FathersFyre. The entire SpeakFyre family is getting together to talk about Corona and how they are responding to this health crisis that is literally shutting down our global economy. Join us as we bring different viewpoints and experiences to the table. How are you and your family taking on Corona?
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April 27, 2020
44. Single Dad to Blended Family - Chris Williams
Chris Williams a former SWAT Team member and now the owner of Coast Custom Detail is my guest this week. We explore the challenge of being a single dad and transitioning to a blended family with his Fiance Marcy. Show highlights: Working shift work as a member of the SWAT Team The blessing of having his sister and mother to help take care of his girls Balancing being a great parent and working to support the family Hard times living on a Police Officers salary Sacrificing for his girls Instilling confidence and faith in his girls  Building and keeping a strong family structure built around Dad and extended family Blending a family with his fiance and her son Bringing a new son-in-law into the family His tips for building a strong family Thanks for joining me every week. I also invite you to join the FatherFyre Facebook Group. Please also check out the podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
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April 20, 2020
43. Newly Wed to Newly Dad with Jonah Gomez
This week we meet with Jonah Gomez who in the words of his Instagram profile is a 👨‍👩‍👧 Father and Husband 📈Entrepreneur 🎙Motivational Speaker ✈️Travel Addict 🏡Real Estate Investor He has a PASSION for being a dad that is infectious. Join us for the conversation Show Highlights: Going from newly wed to newly dad Undervalue stay at home moms Being a father is the MOST important thing Parenting is a shared adventure - diapers and all Always nurturing the relationship with your wife Traveling with his wife and 2 year old daughter Exposing your kids to other cultures and experiences at an early age Teaching your kids how to work / working side by with them Being the father his wife didn’t have It’s not to late to change your legacy Thanks for joining me every week. I also invite you to join the FatherFyre Facebook Group. Please also check out the podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
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April 13, 2020
42. "Push My Limits for My Son" - Kalob Valle
This week I visit with Kalob Valle who is the father an active 2 year old. He and his wife are expecting their 2nd child. We explore not only being a young dad and making the decision to be a stay at home dad. Show highlights:  How he and is wife prepared themselves for their first son  Deciding that he would be a stay at home dad and his wife work outside the home  The joy and challenge of being a stay at home dad  How Corona has affected his family  Preparing for their 2nd child • His work with troubled youth - what happens in the home makes all the difference  Not rushing moments with his kid Thanks for joining me every week.  Please also check out the podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
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April 6, 2020
41. Girls, Girls, Girls! Raising Daughters
Girls, Girls, Girls! This week I meet with Daniel Gill owner of D & P Detail to discuss the joy and challenges of raising three daughters. It’s a full-time job but he’s loving every minute of it - well except the school drama ;) Creative things his letting his girls do with him during #safeathome Working in the shop, building forts Getting you girls involved in the “man stuff” - busting the stereotype Letting your girls paint when you are OCD Having his girls and wife involved in building his auto detailing business Teaching my girls stuff I wish I had been taught as a kid Allowing your kids space to learn ALWAYS telling my girls, “Thank you for your help” Biggest Test — the drama that comes with other girls in school Creating an environment that kids feel that you love them and are always there Putting his girls and wife first Cherishing your wife so that your daughters see how they should be treated 2 Key tips to being a great dad Please remember to subscribe and review. Also, please check out my other podcast that I co-host with my wife called Choose Don’t Excuse https://open.spotify.com/show/7tWAXN9RW9WVprpW21RIWI
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March 30, 2020
Money, Money, Money! Teaching your kids Finance
Money, Money, Money! We’re talking entrepreneurship and teaching your kids about money, financing and fostering entrepreneurship in your kids with Julian Gibson, The New Face of Finance Show Highlights: Story by Rethinking Rich Academy Desperately wanting to go to Walt Disney World with my family Selling Krispy Kreme donuts door to door Lesson in purchasing and pricing Julian - selling newspapers as a kid Tips to teach your kids about financing Appreciating sacrifice of our parents Teaching your kids that they have a support system College may not be the only path - show kids trade options and starting their own business Get a custodial account setup for your kids Most important investment - invest in your kids Check out Julian Gibson on Facebook at Rethinking Rich Academy www.rethinkingrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/rethinkingrich.com Late Night Boss Talk: https://instagram.com/latenightbosstalk
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March 23, 2020
Tank EdDucates - We Need Fathers Who Lead
I sat down with Emmanuel Chirilean, Executive Director of Tank EdDucates this week. We explore the narrative that there are few good fathers in the African American Culture. He proudly announces this was not his experience and neither does it have to be that of others if we are willing to step up, set the bar high, and be fathers who lead. Show highlights: Narrative that there are not good men and fathers in the black culture 38% of African American families come from 2 parent family households versus 72% in White American families The blessing of being raised by a father with strict God centered focus Who is teaching us how to become good men A father is a person should be a person who is responsible and who is a leader in his family Men like Emmanuel, Shon Hart, Eric Thomas intentionally trying to set the bar Why he created Tank EdDucates Changing education to model the way kids learn Extending into prison reform and other areas What adopted from his dad and what characteristics he has adapted as he is raising his kids (Old Testament vs. New Testament) Kids rise to the expectations set for them Pushing our dreams on our kids instead of parenting according to their gifts Guest: Emmanuel Cherilien Executive Director of Tank EdDucates Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tankedducates/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echerilien Website: https://www.tankedducates.com/ Thank you for joining me every week on FathersFyre. Please subscribe and review. Also my other podcast that I co-host with wife called Choose Don’t Excuse,
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March 16, 2020
38. Be the Impact You Didn't Have an Interview with Antoine The Influencer
This week I meet with Antoine Nelson the Executive Director of Sons of Someone.  Not only is he working with young kids from ages 8 - 18 he's also working with men to help them be men of integrity and engagement in their families. Join us as we  discuss the following: The great work he's doing with Sons of Someone Creating college tours for kids Job readiness with a twist - let's look at the business end not just working Hosting men meetup and having REAL discussions together - getting them to open so they can grow 18 and a father just winging it If you didn't have a good father the challenge of now knowing what it looks like and what you should do Being a father of girls and now a boy - how it's different Make sure to check him out on Instagram: @antoinetheinfluencer Facebook: Sons of Someone Thanks for joining me every week. Please also check out Choose Don't Excuse.
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March 9, 2020
37. Troubled Hearts - A discussion on suicide
This week we sit down for a heart felt discussion about suicide.  In that past 10 days our family has had two teens very close to us attempt suicide.  I thought it would be helpful to share some key things to listen and watch for. Thing to be attuned to even if they're not talking Major Loss in their life. This could include a divorce, death of a loved one, etc. Feeling abandoned or betrayed by a loved one or someone they've trusted Severe peer pressure including bullying Experiencing extreme humiliation If you see any of these please don’t push it aside - listen, empathize and act when needed. 5 things your loved on might say that are cues they may be considering suicide: Nothing Matters, it’s not that important I wonder how many people would show up at my funeral Sometimes I wanna go to sleep and never wake up Everyone would be better off without me You won’t have to worry about me much longer If you are struggling with this in your family and you don’t know where to turn please reach out to me. Call me at 208-890-3399 or email me jody.sedrick@gmail.com. National Resources Suicide Prevention Line 800-273-8255 Treasure Valley Idaho Resources: Limitless Life Counseling https://www.limitlesslifecounseling.com/ 208-807-2877 Garret Kroon Counseling https://krooncounseling.com (208) 620-5399 I also invite you to listen to my wife and I talk about this important topic on Choose Don’t Excuse. Check out "Ep 53. More Open Arms. Less Iron Fists - Loving through Suicide" https://open.spotify.com/episode/2BQ9gh1Dl5T5hC6Hscxv0n
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March 2, 2020
36. An Orphan's Journey An Interview with Estevenson Coleman
This week I visit with Esteveson Coleman a young man who I met in Port Au Prince. We discuss is experience as an orphan coming to the United States to become part of a new family. We discuss what he is doing now to help the children of Haiti through Brace for Impact 46. We discuss his recent announcement that he had his new wife are expecting their first child. Join us as I connect with a young man that has impacted my life. Meeting Stevenson in Port Au Prince Haiti Coming to America as an orphan and getting a new family His first experience going to America - a plane, escalator, elevator, winter trees and Thanksgiving Devon going to Haiti - “Dad I didn’t know we were rich” Estevenson I didn’t realize how poor we were in Haiti He didn’t become a Doctor but he is actively helping the people of Haiti as the Program Manager for Brace for Impact 46 Living with impact The announcement that he and his wife are expecting their first child How he’s preparing to be a dad Making sure that I continue to put my wife first before the new baby How you can help Brace For Impact 46; volunteer, donate, buy their coffee Brace For Impact 46 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/braceforimpact46/?eid=ARCUjPoyzY9VqTvZwrffyTpR9Ik5I86_eUfIZWFFLJg7uRpotSp2DNI_dIfG1He1Ah_btkshyLFkh1n2&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=100001203102404&fref=tag Website: www.braceforimpact45.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braceforimpact46/
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February 24, 2020
Ep 35. 31st Wedding Anniversary
This week marks my 31st wedding anniversary to the love of my Judie Sedrick. I thought we'd explore some key ingredients to fostering and building a long term relationship with your wife. Show highlights: Laying side by side with my dad in the sunny windows Only puppy love The only time a saw my dad really lose his cool was when we didn’t treat our mom with respect I was asked how do you create a strong marriage Commitment, forgiveness, love, and determination to work through challenges The love you have for your wife is the foundation for truly loving your kids Turn your couple relationship into a threesome with power - kneel every day with your wife in prayer Searching for the hashtag fatherhood Raising our sons to be kings, raising our daughters to be queens. How do we emulate that for our kids? Sometimes you need to prune, fertilize and nature your relationships
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February 17, 2020
34. The Father Wound Pt 2. How it effects kids.
This week we have a followup discussion with Garret Kroon. We explore how “The Father Wound” affects our children. We look at 4 keys areas where the lack of father engagement has profound effects on children. The four areas Garret shares are the father who is distant, cold, missing in action or completely tyrannical. Show highlights: Going through the motions but really trying to escape through work, sports, or other activities The missing dad - not just out of the house, work, Sports Center Kids long for a connection Neglectful fathers - often don’t have the ability to connect If we didn’t have the connection with our father how are we going to have the ability to connect with our kids How do you develop the ability to understand and empathize with your emotionally wounded kids. The tyrannical and mean father Perception of powerlessness Reverting to yelling, demanding to get kids to respond because you don’t know how to deal with the situation The power of developing self laws Garret’s self law for yelling - Danger, Distance, Dogs, Sports Adopting new kids, not having the attachment exposed weaknesses in my character that I needed to address An aspect of our society that is teaching that men are toxic. Learning to forgive ourselves and then being willing to changes. Garret Kroon krooncounseling.com Thank you for joining me every week. Please check out my other podcast, Choose Don’t Excuse, that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
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February 10, 2020
33. The Father Wound pt1. An Interview With Garret Kroon
This week I visit with my good friend Garret Kroon. Garret is a licensed counselor focusing on family and couple therapy. He specializes in anxiety and trauma working with men and young men who have experienced emotional or physical trauma. We discuss what he terms “The Father Wound”; a wound in our heart in the shape of our father. Show highlights: The hole in men’s hearts that they can’t face or it is difficult to face. Men or boys who come in for addiction, anxiety or depression help invariably have a hole in their heart shaped like his dad. Many look for coping skills but what the really need to do is heal the wound in their heart How do men fill that hole? We have to look back Dr. Jonas Web - “Running on Empty” Pushing aside the wounds. “Just buck up” We don’t teach boys and men how to deal with emotions “Isolation masked as nobility” Men hiding our fear, our inability to connect with our loved ones and working all the time or escaping behind the Sports Channel Ten things that help us identify if we have a father wound and ideas to help References in the podcast: Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect https://www.amazon.com/dp/161448242X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2ljlEbHZX96F3 No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/0762415339/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BnjlEbJ889DGJ 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos https://www.amazon.com/dp/0345816021/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hojlEbRJV7YMT Man's Search for Meaning https://www.amazon.com/dp/0807014273/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3pjlEbNXVT13V Garret Kroon krooncounseling.com Thank you for joining me every week. Please check out my other podcast, Choose Don’t Excuse, that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick
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February 3, 2020
32. Kobe Bryant Legacy
Wow! The Sporting World and our family was shocked today with the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a horrible helicopter crash. I couldn't believe it when my son came upstairs just before Sunday Brunch to share the unbelievable fan. My son is a HUGE basketball fan so our discussion centered around the loss and legacy of such an amazing man on and off the court. Join me as we give a very small tribute to Kobe and share a personal experience I had watching Kobe not as an athlete as a dad. Thank you for joining me for another episode of FathersFyre. Make sure to check out the Rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Neal Legend - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick TikTok: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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January 27, 2020
Ep. 31 Lean Into Your Kids
I thought I'd do a followup conversation to last week's episode of FathersFyre, "Dealing with the 'Broken' Child". We are not in a perfect place yet but we are making progress. I realized while driving home with my daughter that I have to "Lean In" to my kids, even when they are resisting or still have that wall up. I'm sure you all know what it's like to have the cold shoulder, attitude and general dark cloud walking around your house. It may be time to lean in with a little love. Show Highlights: Picking my daughter up from work and teasing, playing with her and she leans away from me to escape Lean In to your kids Judie's festering boil - required serious digging to get at the root of the problem You are the vehicle to help them grow Don't forget to rely on the main upstairs Remember you asked to be a parent which includes everything that comes with it. Thoughts from reading Sean Brasfield's new book, "Lights Camera Success" Thank you for joining me. Make sure to check out the rest of the SpeakFyre Family
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January 20, 2020
Ep. 30 - Dealing with the "Broken" Child
Take a walk with me in the snow as I share a VERY challenging week with my daughter. Straight up gents, this was a week of testing my patience, my internal resolve to truly love and support my daughter as she was truly struggling with some internal challenges.  Fortunately, I'm blessed with an amazing wife who provides me and we provide each other a "parent check" to make sure we are acting in a positive, loving way with our kids especially when they are being difficult. Show highlights: Shout out to Sean Brasfield for releasing his first book "Lights, Camera, Success" Taking a walk in the snow as I share my frustration and thoughts for this week Dealing with an extremely obstinate daughter Setting down consequences for certain actions but knowing when to step back from bringing the hammer down. Our daughter finally coming in and having an emotional breakdown, crying her little heart out. The principle of broken Recognizing that we are all broken at times and need someone to help us put the pieces back together again I also have to quit walking in the snow. It's too cold to talk and share thoughts ;) Thank you guys for joining me every week on FathersFyre. I would love to hear how you deal with the obstinate, hurt child and help them push through the pain and develop the skills to cope with the hurtful challenges of life.  Something on your mind give me a shout at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jsedrick@cableone.net. You can also check me out on Instagram @jodysedrick I invite you to also check out the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick called Choose Don't Excuse.
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January 14, 2020
29. College Bound
Hey Gents, Welcome to FathersFyre. This week I share my experiences helping my daughter pack up for college and then driving down to Utah Valley University, UVU. Yes, it was a rollercoaster of emotions especially for my daughter Ke'lani and mom. We meet Coach Sam Atoa for a personal tour of UVU and hear some key words of wisdom he had for my daughter and the other new athlete joining Ke'ilani.   Coach Atoa Nuggets: “On time is late. Be early”. It gives you time to take care of the unexpected. It gives you time to prepare. Culture of respect. Respect for your coaches and teammates by showing up on time. The way we talk to each other working to build each other up Communicate Be accountable for your mistakes Sorry for the wind in the audio I walking out in the cold to collect and share my thoughts.Thank you for joining me.
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January 6, 2020
28. Get off The Couch
Good morning gents! This week we have a candid discussion about getting off the couch and spending deliberate time with your kids and wife. Show Highlights: Fun things we did as a family over the Christmas break. (A lot of them didn't cost any money) Nice compliment my wife received about our family My experience with counseling a young couple who was struggling in their marriage and he was complaining about lack of intimacy Yes, you're tired when you get home so is your wife. Help her so you can have some time together Get off the couch and be an active part in raising your kids and helping around the house Thank you for joining me every week. Something on your mind give me a shout at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jsedrick@cableone.net. You can also check me out on Instagram @jodysedrick I invite you to also check out the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick called Choose Don't Excuse.
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December 30, 2019
Teaching Your Kids Hunting and Entrepreneurship - Interview with Oscar Williamson
This morning I visit with Oscar Williamson owner of Catch and Release Cammo a C-Sik Fishing Apparel. Join us as we discuss taking your kids on that first hunting trip, starting his business with his entire family, and fueling his son Parker's interest in running the business and helping him develop his own product to take to market. Show highlights: Starting his hunting apparel business centered around creating quality and affordable product for youth Counting down the days to take his son out on his first hunt Teaching your kids to hunt. Holding back and letting your kid take the shot. Learning patience as a dad especially when you are an AVID hunter that is all about business to have a successful hunt Starting Catch and Release Cammo with his family support The different interest and talents of each child One of Oscar’s son is very interested in learning how to operate and build a business. Oscar showing his son Parker the actual blueprint of how to create, source, market, and sell his own shirts as part of Catch and Release Cammo The importance of setting your child up for success but allowing them to fail. Teaching your kids to be prepared for failure and in showing them how to respond to obstacles Oscar learning Social Media strategies from his son Parker Guest info: Oscar Williamson Website http://catchandrelease.us Instagram: Catch & Release Cammo Website: http://csik.us Instagram: C-Sik Fishing Apparel Thank you for tuning in to FathersFyre. Please subscribe and review.  Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
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December 23, 2019
26. Breaking the Generational Curse of Fatherless Sons - An Interview with Sean Brasfield
This week I meet with my good friend Sean Brasfield. We discuss overcoming the generational curse of fatherlessness. Sean openly shares his experience and feelings of not having his father around as a young boy.   Show highlights The impact of being a fatherless son  As a boy wrestled with the thought “am I not good enough for my father”? His father thought he needed to give him things, what Sean really wanted was his time and love The Impact of his father’s death on him at the age of 19 Missing the blueprint of becoming a man - transitioning from teenage years to adulthood Jody’s experience of being stripped of his pants at church and locked outside Wrestling with growing up and discovering your identity Now that Sean is a father What is he doing to be fully there for his kids Feeling the responsibility to break the generational curse of not having a father who is active in his kids' lives Recapturing your childhood by living vicariously through playing with your kids Building a home built on prayer and serving the Lord Guest Sean Brasfield Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theofficialseanb/ YoungFyre Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6iUtRxt6mfflbZGubN2udM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrBrasfield Thank you for tuning in to FathersFyre. Please subscribe and review. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. 
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December 16, 2019
25. I'm On The Naughty List? An 8 Year Old Nightmare
When I was 8 or 9 Years old I desperately wanted a diver's watch from Santa.  My heart went from excitement and anticipation to disappointment, despair, and disbelief when I came down the stairs Christmas to discover Santa hadn't left me any gift at all. Join me as we explore my experience of thinking I was on the naughty list. Merry Christmas! Jody Sedrick
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December 9, 2019
24. A Single Dad's Focus on Building Memories with His Kids - Interview with Jose Junco
This week I meet with my good friend Jose Junco who I met detailing Air Force One a year and a half ago. He is a single father of 2 who is extremely invested in his children. We discuss what it takes to truly build memories with your kids and putting them first. Show highlights: How he was able to get his daughter Vivian into art classes to develop her natural interest and talent for art Finding creative ways to do things for your kids with limited resources Encouraging and cheering his son on in his love for playing soccer How do you juggle being the last line of defense for your kids like a goalie but being the 1st line of offense for your kids. Giving your kids the ultimate gift — you Building memories with your kids is the most important thing Helping your kids see what they can’t see Sometimes you need outside help for your kids. Getting therapy for your kids when they need it. Becoming a better person so you can be a better dad One of the best things I ever did was stay home in the morning and cook my kids breakfast to start “our” day right Learn to love the process of becoming a good dad Two tips from Jose Having open communication with the kids and learning how to listening Investing in building memories with your kids Thank you for joining me for another episode of FathersFyre.  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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December 2, 2019
23, FathersFyre Thanksgiving Edition - Thank You Letter to My Dad
I love this time of year! Thanksgiving and Christmas bring me so much joy and fun with my family and friends. Naturally this week my heart is turned with greater intent on being grateful. Inspired by an activity in Shon Hart’s Facebook Group 90 Days to Dominate Your Lane I thought I’d write a letter to my dad telling him why I’m grateful for him. I hope it generates thoughts of gratitude for the dad or man in your life that has had a significant impact on your life: Thanks Dad for: One of the keys to becoming a better man is being grateful Shon Hart’s 90 Day to Dominate your Lane activity to write a love letter to yourself. I adapt it to writing a letter of love gratitude to my dad Thank you for teaching me.. How to work To set a goal so big that you would walk with me and support me in achieving that goal That family is THE MOST important thing Teaching us how to play It’s ok to change and be willing to share that you need to change To love and honor God. To honor and love women To be dedicated and loyal Taking time to call us and just talk to us Keep true to the faith, keep working and the Lord will make it right Thank you for joining me for another episode of FathersFyre. Happy Thanksgiving! I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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November 25, 2019
Ep 22. Fostering Creativity and Imagination
This weekend Judie and I watched Jessica compete in the High School District Drama competitions. It was a week of preparation, writing, rewriting, practicing the 5-minute play that she and her friends had written.  I was blown away by the creativity by not only her team but all the kids who competed. I thought we'd explore fostering creativity and imagination in your kids. Show highlights: Jessica’s High School Drama Competition Cody expressing a desire to paint. His dad Derek bought a Bob Ross video, paints and canvas and they both learned together Christian building a Haunted House in our entire backyard Creating shrunken heads and selling them to the neighborhood kids Foster and embrace the creative interests in your kids Walk that creative journey with them I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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November 18, 2019
Ep. 21 3 Dads and a Wannabe
This week I am at SEMA, the largest automotive show in they world. I gather 3 men who I respect, William Lara - Miami Luxe Detailing, Jamie Buchanan - Visual Perfection, and Rod Puzey - Zenware to talk about one key lesson they learned from their dad and what they are doing or plan to do with their kids. Show highlights: Teaching the value of work and strong work ethic Taking your kids to work with you Trusting them and giving them work to do Teaching the kids the value of a dollar Help your kids explore and pursue dreams When you play, play hard Allow your kids to change interests and pursuits Treating girls equal to sons Help your kids work for their dreams, foster their drive to pursue their dreams Thank you for tuning in. I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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November 11, 2019
20. 5A State Volleyball Championships
This weekend Judie and I drove up to beautiful Coeur d'Alene Idaho for the 5A State Volleyball Championship. It was an EPIC weekend of competition and lessons observed watching our girls and other teams play on such an ELITE level.  Our girls lost the first match setting them in the loser bracket forces them to go the LONG way around to the final championship game with Thunder Ridge. It was an epic experience watching the girls battle back to the top. Show Highlights: Losing and then pushing through adversity to come all the way back to the final championship game Teach your kids to work hard for a dream. Teach them that what they do off the court or when no one is looking makes a huge difference. It is a true measure of your character of who you are. Teach them to work through failure. Teach them to lose gracefully. Teach them to celebrate their wins while being graceful winners Teach them to be grateful to the coaches and men and women in their lives. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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November 4, 2019
19 Kenny Clutch - Taking The Lead - Getting Through Tough Things As Dad
Super excited to have Kenny Clutch, "The Dancing Dad" join me for this episode of FathersFyre.  We explore the key lessons learned and the things he did to help his son Christian through his fight with leukemia. Go to your my Coach (God) in prayer first Get my mind right first then take the lead in my family Set the atmosphere, make it positive. No negativity allowed. The importance of knowing the plan so you can then break it down to your kid and your family The blessing of being a calm spirit Helping his daughter get through  Dancing and music is and was such a key part in helping Christian and the family Don't Quit. You have to ask yourself, "Is it the right decision to quit"? Take the lead as the King of your family and place your wife as the Queen Why not you? Learning how to serve through our gifts. Check out Kenny Clutch Website - https://www.kennyclutchspeaks.com/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJ6ldZfYUe_1qq_EO4SfAA Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
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October 28, 2019
18. Dad's Expectations vs. Kid's Experience
This week Neil Legend of ChampionFyre joins me for a very candid discussion about some differences in the black and white community that he saw as a young man in preparing kids for adulthood.  He asks some very hard-hitting questions leading up to a discussion about at 18 do we just kick the kids out and say "You're an adult figure it out" or do we give educate them and give them a solid foundation and even support as they make the transition into adulthood. Show highlights Differences in his home versus what he saw in his friends home The generosity of Jennifer helping him and his dad as a young man Jody expressing that he never felt poor even though we lived frugally as a young Navy family The blessing of having parents that worked creatively together to support the family Keeping the bigger picture of building a strong family Neil realizing that God forgave his dad for the things he’s done so he needs to forgive as well. Holding our Dad to a different standard than we hold ourselves Forgiveness helped rebuild and strengthen his relationship as a father The challenge of looking up to your dad but also allowing him grace to be human Dealing with your kids when you have similar personalities that conflict Teaching your kids about saving and managing money - this, in particular, is lacking in the black community We have an education problem Eric Thomas, Carl, CJ doing everything they can to show black men and all men that you can live differently Putting our kids in the best position for success Working with them to explore a dream, interest or passion Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
35:43
October 21, 2019
17. Dads with Kids in Sports - An Interview with Neil Legend of ChampionFyre
This week I visit with my boy Neil Legend of ChampionFyre. We start off talking about Dads with kids in sports and our conversation takes a very interesting turn stressing the importance of being fully present and not be a “vacant father” Going to the games but not practice Playing or working with your kids outside of practice Being fully committed to your kids who express natural talent or desire to pursue sports Neil opens up how sports replaced what he was missing at home. It was a place he could take is frustration, anger, and disappointment out Looking for men that will push you “My dad was there but wasn’t there” Are we truly present when we are there with our kids Truly listening to your kids - Make time to listen to the kids perspective Neil highlights some things he plans to do differently with his kids. The power of simply going out and throwing the ball with your kids Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
29:12
October 14, 2019
16. Teaching Kids To Drive
Get off the sidewalks I'm teaching my kids to drive.  This week we explore some of the challengings of teaching your kids to drive. Show highlights: Start young by having the kids sit on your lap - they will love it! If you have space and access to a GoKart let them tear up the back yard Driving around the neighborhood or church parking lot Do you teach them or rely on a third party Recognize when someone else should teach your kids Recognize when you kids aren't ready but willing to take a leap of faith. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.  Followme on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
14:24
October 7, 2019
15. Getting your kids moving in the morning
This morning Nick Hession and I explore creative ways to get your kids up and out the door this morning,  We all know that getting out the door for school and work can be a battle. We discuss some of the things we do to make mornings a little less of a fire drill and more of a fine-tuned pit crew. Pro Tips Jody shares a song he made up that he sings to the kids Wake your kids gradually Turn lights on, say good morning, give them hugs Let your dogs help ;) Set up multiple alarms for yourself so that you don’t keep hitting snooze Avoid the stress of unintentionally creating a fire drill Hit them with pillows Play nice music in the background Make your morning smooth by having a plan (a battle plan) Give yourself time before getting the kids up; workout, read, watch Sports Center Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
13:53
September 30, 2019
14. Being A Single Dad pt 2. - Transitioning to being a Single Dad
Making the transition from being married to being a single dad, Let's be honest it's a REAL adjustment. We explore some challenge and pro tips to help you make the transition. Realization that now you are the only one involved in the running the day to day home operations Post it note system - on the door and in the car Pro-Tip 1: Raid the lost and found for a forgotten coat Do you kids have clean clothes? Who cares if socks match Pro-Tip 2: Make lunches the night before and lay out the clothes Pro-Tip 3: Don’t go broke eating out. Learn to cook Pro-Tip 4: Make all of the lunches on Sunday and put in Tupperware for the week Pro-Tip 5: Let me see you put it in your backpack Pro-Tip 6: Store flip flops in your trunk for when your kids forget their shoes Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
13:51
September 23, 2019
13. Being a Single Dad Part 1 - Not Poisoning Your Kid's Love for Mom
This week we start a 3 part series on being a Single Dad.  I interview my good friend Nick Hession. We have a candid conversation about pushing past the anger, pain, disappoint and ill feelings so you don’t poison your children’s love and respect for their mom. Make a parenting plan Creating as much consistency for your kids as possible Helping your kids through the transition Be honest with your kids Recognize this the other most important person in your kids life Setting up boundaries on how to communicate with your ex Never use the kids as a weapon Always letting your kids express how they are truly feeling Talk about maintain or create new traditions. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
15:46
September 16, 2019
12. D1 Volleyball baby! Dreams do come true
This week I get to take a moment to brag on my daughter Ke’ilani who committed to play D1 Volleyball for UVU. In honor of achieving that BiG DREAM, let’s talk helping your kids pursue and achieve BIG dreams. Visiting colleges - identify a fit, look at team, coaches, campus Life has a way of being two extremes Helping your kids work for big dreams Once you achieve the dream it means an entire new path opens Kids will have dreams they don’t have to be sports dreams Allow them to explore ideas “Our opportunity” to cheer our kids on but make accommodations for them to be in “their” zone You don’t have to be a coach. Be engaged, be a fan, coach, team mom and dad If the start a season make them finish. They need to learn to push through tough times. Fulfill your commitments Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
13:56
September 9, 2019
11. Preparing to Adopt - In Country Visits
We explore some initial things that we did to prepare are hearts and home for our two new kiddos. Visiting our kids in Haiti Are in country visits a good idea or not?  We discuss my thoughts on visiting your kids both good and bad. Teaching myself Haitian Creole to create a communication bridge with the kids.  Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions about adopting or being a dad. Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.com Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. 
12:17
September 2, 2019
10. Daddy Dates
Life can be SUPER demanding.  Juggling between work, running your business, pursuing our own hobbies,  taking kids to soccer, basketball, volleyball or dance can have you feeling like you running around like a chicken with out ahead. Seeing this pattern in our life Judie and I decided take our kids out on a date once a month.  Every month we each take one kid on a date. These aren't fancy or expense but they are a lot of fun and give us some valuable one on one time with our kids.  Ideas for Dad Dates One on one soccer Going out for snow cones, french fires or ice cream $1.00 Movie or Redbox Building legos Doing art projects Set a budget and get creative. The key is let them pick and roll with it. Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
14:33
August 26, 2019
SpeakFyre Fireside - A discussion with the entire team
Join the entire SpeakFyre crew on this Bonus Episode of FathersFyre. The entire team gets together to discuss the passion, energy and vision behind each of our podcast.  This is your opportunity to get an inside view of the team, what drives us, what motivated us, and hear what makes each of our team so powerful. On this episode we have Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre Jody Sedrick - FathersFyre Tune in to all of our podcasts to IGNITE the FYRE within you!
30:31
August 21, 2019
9. Do They Want Us To Adopt?
This week I share some insights into our journey beginning the process of adopting.  We literally were racing the clock and astonished at the hoops we had to get the process started. As part of the process we had to go through psych evals, credit checks, background checks, and parenting classes.  In one of the classes they had us watch two of the most depressing videos about adoption. On the way home I asked Judie, "What don't they want us to adopt? In love all thing are possible." Little did I know yes in love all things are possible but love is hard.   I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.com Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick,  Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
14:03
August 19, 2019
8. An Eagle Project that Changed Lives
I probably need to do an entire series on our journey adopting, like most people is an interesting one. I thought I’d share one of the many steps that laid the groundwork for two children coming into our home - our oldest son Devon's Eagle Project.  This is not only a story of service but one that literally opened my son's understanding of other people and cultures. A couple of lessons from this experience: Teach your kids to serve.   Allow them opportunities to serve. The Boy Scouts was a great opportunity for our kids but there are other avenues.  When your kids come up with a plan help them bring that plan too fruition.  Encourage them to act on their vision. Let them own it. Let them take the lead with you to counsel with when needed.  Let them expand on their original vision. It’s amazing what doors open once a child gets started on something.  Service will give them a different perspective of the world. Serving will teach them to put other people first. In Devon’s case it expanded his cultural view of the world that has enabled him to develop a love for all people.  This also was one of the many steps that led to our adopting two beautiful children into our home.  Let your kids dream and act big. You never know where their dreams will take them and your family will most definitely be blessed as well.  Thank you for listening. Please remember to like, share and subscribe.  I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick, Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:38
August 12, 2019
7. Treat Your Wife Like A Queen
This week I share an experience I had with my dad that cemented in my mind the importance of treating your wife like a queen.  My brother was being extremely rude, demeaning and condescending to my mom when my dad walked in. My dad walked straight up to my brother, put his finger on his chest and said "Don't you ever talk to my sweetheart like that again!  Yes she's your momma ..." Check out the rest of the story. A few keys nuggets Open doors for your wife Date Night every weekend - continually build and nurture your relationship as a couple Mom comes first. Yes, even before the kids. Create a unified parental front. Be unified. When you are not unified take the conversation behind closed doors   Did you talk to mom?  I say what she says. That way kids can't play you against one another. Do little acts of service for your wife. (Try not to get caught but when you do you will win ;)    I would love to hear what you do to treat your wife like a queen or to teach your kids to do the same.   Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick, Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
11:08
August 11, 2019
6. Punishment pt 2. Caught "Sleep Walking"
This week we continue our discussion on punishment. I share an experience where I pretended to sleep walk to get out of getting caught by my dad sneaking out of the house.  Come on gents you know you've done it. ;) A few of the highlights from this episode My plan to sneak out to connect with my girlfriend Getting caught when trying to reenter the house. Pretending to sleepwalk to get out of being caught Lessons from my dad through this experience Be honest Own your mistake Give yourself time to cool down and allow your kid time to think about their mistake Don't address the issue in the heat of the moment Overall enjoy the highs and lows of being a dad. It's all part of the adventure Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.  Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:02
August 11, 2019
5. Punishment - Time to Bring The Hammer Down
Nobody wants to punish their kids. This week we explore some thought on punishment. Do you bring the hammer down, give love or a combination of the two? I thought I'd share some creative ways my dad used discipline his 8 kids. Stand at attention Have sibling hold hands Have siblings hug each other Write sentences - engrain the lesson into their brain Extra chores around the house or special jobs Losing driving privileges One of the keys things is that my dad always taught us to apologize, to take responsibility, to treat each other with love, kindness and respect. Dad's remember that it's ok to apologize when you go over board. Take a walk, cool down. Remember it’s ok to be human. You are learning just as much if not more than your kids. Remember no matter what your kids do show increased love so that the develop love and respect for you rather than fear. Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
08:31
August 11, 2019
4. "I kind of wrecked your truck".
I was a relatively new driver. I was living in a new town with new friends and in a hurry.  And in my hurry I wrecked my dad's truck.  In this episode we explore the lessons learned from this experience with my dad. Lessons learned: Own your mistakes  Don’t beat around the bush - get the point, get to the heart of the matter  Take responsibility  Make restitution  Most importantly that it was just a truck and that I was more important  Check us out next week at 4:00 AM.  Don't miss the rest of the SpeakFyre family; Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre, Sean B - YoungFyre, Bobby Berg - StudentFyre and Aisha Thomas InternalFyre Also check out Choose Don't Excuse the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
08:57
August 11, 2019
3. Mini Bikes and Disney World
Your kids have BIG Dreams!  How do you help them accomplish those dreams? This week we explore our pursuit of buying a mini bike and going to Disney World.  How did we accomplish this as 9 and 10 year old kids? Tune is as we discuss our adventure Selling Krispy Kreme donuts door to door to make a dream come true. So you have a dream How can we make that dream happen? Coming up with a plan? Lessons of salesmanship; timing, relevance and pricing Any dream is obtainable if your willing to put in the work If you enjoy this podcast check out my other podcast Choose Don't Excuse co-hosted with my beautiful wife Judie Sedrick.
08:41
August 11, 2019
2. Kids and Work
Let's talk about that 4 letter word... WORK.  We explore the importance of teaching your kids to work.   How early to start having your kids help around the house? What kind of tasks we had our kids do? Turning work into a game to help young kids enjoy helping? Trusting your kids with big jobs. Working side by side with your kids Coaching your kids as you work with them Acknowledging a great job. Let your kids fail Do you pay an allowance? Paying kids for special projects and why that's important Jody is also the co-host the podcast Choose Don't Excuse with his wife Judie Sedrick. 
11:19
August 11, 2019
1. Intro to Father's on Fyre
So you want to be a dad?  Are you literally ready for the adventure of your life time? In this episode I give you a little bit of background of my experience as the oldest of 8 kids and the father of 6. Yep I got 6 kids and excited to share some thoughts, experiences and impressions with you. These experiences will be drawn from my experience as a dad as well as from my experiences as the oldest of 8 kids with my dad. Join me every week as we explore little nuggets, experiences, lessons and and tales of being a dad that hopefully will help you. Thank you for listening. Please remember to like, share and subscribe. Please check out the rest of the Speak Fyre family  Michael Gingras - Leadership Fyre Sean Brasfield - Young Fyre Bobby Berg - Student Fyre Aisha Thomas - Internal Fyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my beautiful wife Judie Sedrick. Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:22
August 11, 2019