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Last update: 2013-06-24

Getting Children To Do Chores

2013-06-24
Length: 38s

This wee's episode covers the difficulties parents have with getting the kids to do their chores without all of the crying, arguing, and procrastination.

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10 Things You Should Know About Your Spouse

2013-06-10
Length: 25s

1: Likes and Dislikes

2: Wants

3: Ambitions - What can you do to support them?

4: Hobbies

5: Faults/Flaws - Do they need to work on these things or are these the things that make them even more unique?

6: Past Experiences

7: Favourites - Places, foods, colors, memories

8: What you like/love about him/her

9: Education level - Are they where they want/need to be?

10: How they deal with different types of stress - Physical, emotional, work stress

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Is Being A Perfect Parent Possible?

2013-05-16
Length: 29s

On this week's episode it is possible to become a perfect parent. There are many things that can be done to become one of these elite parents. And it's easier than you might think. You don't have to be a perfect person, because no one is, to be a perfect parent. There are steps that can be taken to get yourself on the road to this goal and to reach it. Just listen and you will see (and by see I mean hear) what I mean.

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A New Baby - What All Goes Into It?

2013-05-02
Length: 38s

This week I get more personable and talk more freely than in previous episodes. Babies is what's on my mind. Of course, I have a relatively new little one (8 weeks old) who keeps me thining about what all needs to be done with new little people around the house. At the end of this episode I talke a little bit about myself and why I started podcasting in the first place and what I want out of podcasting. Take a listen and give me some feedback: ethan@xposingme.com or leave a comment on the show notes at http://www.xposingme.com/14

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Military Families

2013-04-25
Length: 20s

This week is all about military families and how they are affected, who is affected, by their loved one being in the armed forces. This episode was cut short by family duties but it will surely not be the last time this subject is touched upon. Thanks for taking the time to listen and subscribe. See the website www.XposingMe.com for more information.

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Parents Need Playtime Too

2013-04-18
Length: 21s

It's not always about us but sometimes it needs to be. We as parents need time to ourselves and we need to do things that we enjoy outside of the family circle. That is the topic of this week's episode. Go to http://www.xposingme.com/12 for the show notes for this episode.

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Where Did We Come From and Why Do We Care?

2013-04-11
Length: 38s

Announcement: I have decided to move publishing of this weekly podcast to Thursdays rather than Wednesdays so don't worry

if you don't see the podcast update with a new episode on Wednesday.

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Genealogy comes from the Greek terms "genea" meaning generation and "logos" meaning knowledge. So basically it means

knowledge of generations. That seems like a pretty straight forward and understandable definition.

Why should we care about our ancestors? Where they came from? What kind of work they did? Who their children were?

I'll go down the line with my own answers. Your reasons might differ from mine but that's okay. I believe that we should

care about our ancestors because without them we would not exist. They were real people who experienced their own life

events and events of history. We might want to connect with or heritage or maybe we wonder where a certain family tradition

came from--where it started and why. It's fascinating to me to see what kind of jobs my family has had over the years,

generations, and through history. And the last question is perhaps the most important...the children of or ancestors leads

all the way down to us. All of these people came together through many series of events and we are the product. We are

their future.

So where do you start?
The answer may seem obvious to some but not to others. Start with yourself and work backwards. You will find documents

about yourself that perhaps you didn't even know existed or have never seen. I use Ancestry.com and I really like the

program that has been developed and is used by this organization. You add your parents and what information you know about

them and you will be given hints to other documents that may be connected to your parents which will give you more

information that you can enter about your parents. You can find census records, birth records, death records, marriage

records and each of these will have different information that can lead you to more information. More family members will

be linked to you and your parents.

Here are just a few of the top geneology websites that are out there:
Ancestry.com
Familysearch.com
Geneologyintime.com
Geneology.com
AncestorHunt.com


Lisa Louise Cooke has a YouTube channel and podcast called Genealogy Gems and the following is the video I spoke of in the

podcast.

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGems
Website: LisaLouiseCooke.com
Podcast: Genealogygemspodcast.com

10 Tips for How To Bust Through Your Genealogy Brick Wall
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NcRbkm-eQ&list=UU9Qr-Qu_vz66fh4d9rdXaOQ&index=1


Some of the tips are as follows but watch the video because it's only 13 minutes and 30 seconds and goes into more detail

about each tip.

1. Make a timeline to follow the person of interest through their life and to better put their life events into

perspective.

2. Understanding geography and geographical mapping will greatly improve your understanding of how your family transitioned

from one location to another and when, what was going on in their lives at the time. Combine this with a little bit of

research on what evens were happening in the country and their occupation at the time and you will find even more

satisfaction in the work you have done and continue to do. 

3. Get every record you can get your hands on because these documents will help you find more links to other family members

as well as give you a better perspective of the family member you've been researching.

4. Tap into local knowledge such as historical societies and genealogical centers. Libraries may also be helpful. Look for

old newspapers and see what what going on in the town at the time your family member was living there. You might be

surprised at what you find.
5. Look for negative proof. This means look to see if there wer any others with the same or similar names who currently

live or who used to live in the same area around the time your family member was there. If you don't find anyone else with

the same or similar name then you have negative proof that your family member was there and this will help you to better

determine if the information you find is actually for the person you are researching.


5. Collaborating with other reserachers can be a great help. There is a good possibility that someone else has been doing

genealogical work for your family as well. They may be from another branch of the family tree but have found information

that is relative to what you have been looking for.

That's it for this week so get out there and look for your own history and discover history, your history.


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Marriage Today

2013-04-04
Length: 33s

This episode is all about the important questions regarding marriage today and comparing ideas and values when it comes to marriage.

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"The Talk" - Everybody's Gotta Have It

2013-03-28
Length: 44s

Sex is a very difficult subject to talk about with our children but it must be done. But how? When? Where? And why? All of these questions are addressed in this week's episode of XposingMe - The Naked Truth About Family. Young adults and those who aspire to be one have many questions about sex and they will get those questions answered by everyone EXCEPT their parents if they don't feel that they have the kind of relatioship with their parents that they need in order to as questions about such a sensetive subject as sex. So let's talk about sex.

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Teaching Our Children About Charity

2013-03-20
Length: 48s

This week's episode is about just what the title says it is. I talk about many ways to get our children involved in charity and what my idea of charity is. There are so many things that can be considered charitable works so I encourage you to listen and take note of some of the things that I offer in this episode.

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Young Parenting Do's and Don'ts

2013-03-12
Length: 45s

This week's episode is all about just what the title says. I talk about my own experiences with being a young father and some of the challenges I faced when dealing with the reality of being a father at the age of 19 and still in high school. I hope this episode will give some insight to those who listen and bring more questions to mind. Young parents need support and there are many places to find it if you just ask.

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Should Chilred Be Given A Reason?

2013-03-06
Length: 19s

Children are told that they can and cannot do certain things all of the time. Is it important to give them the reasoning behind the answer? How does this affect their decision-making skills in the future? These questions and more answered in this week's episode of XposingMe - The Naked Truth About Family podcast.

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Recognizing and Supporting Your Partner

2013-02-27
Length: 37s

In this week's episode I talk about several ways to recognize and support your spouse/significant other/partner. There are some great ideas out there already so we shouldn't be afraid to use them but also come up with some ideas of our own. Creativity is key but you don't have to overdo it. Simplicity is not a bad thing either. I discuss two articles I found online and some of the suggestions given by the authors.

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Dealing With the Loss of A Loved One

2013-02-19
Length: 32s

This week's episode discusses several aspects of loss and the coping mechanisms that we each have learned through observation as well as our own experinces. What do we do when someone we care for passes away? What does it mean? How do we deal with the loss? Who is it that we are really mourning for? These questions are discussed in this episode. I thank you for taking the time to read through this discription and considering listening to this week's episode. All of the episodes for the XposingMe podcast can be round at http://www.xposingme.com

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I Want To Embarrass My Children

2013-02-13
Length: 37s

In this episode of XposingMe I interview one of my adopted brothers to see what kind of embarrassing memories he has from growing up with our parents. I share some of my own embarrassing moments and some of the plans that I have already set in place to embarrass my own children. We also discuss the possible repercussions of what public embarrassement might do to our children if we are not careful about who is around when we do these things to embarrass them. Go to www.xposingme.com/3 for the show notes and more links.

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Who Is Our Family?

2013-02-05
Length: 25s

In this episode of XposingMe the topic of family is discussed. Who defines what family is? How is family defined? Can we decide who is family and who is not? I also talk about my own families. That's right, we can belong to multiple families. I am the youngest of 18 children cared for by my biological parents. All this and more inside this episode. You can go and check out the show notes at http://www.xposingme.com/2 as well if you would like to see the links to the references that I have used for this episode.

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Legendary Figures...When Do We Tell Our Children the Truth?

2013-01-29
Length: 36s

XM 1 – Legendary figures…When Do We Tell Our Children the Truth?

1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about and listen to what I have to say about legendary figures and the issues that we, as parents, face when our children ask us if they are real or imaginary.

2. Announcements – This is the first episode of XposingMe and it was really fun to make. The time spent researching and collecting information, talking with other parents and reading blogs on the topic was very enlightening.

      Contact info – reply to the show notes for this episode by going to www.xposingme.com/1 or by e-mailing your responses to feedback@xposingme.com or you can even call and leave a voicemail on my Google voicemail at (740) 578-9928

3. Rundown of topics – The Main topics that are covered in this episode are listed below in the order that they are discussed.

4. Santa Claus

a. History behind the Claus

            www.history.com/topics/santa-claus

b. Story of my dad on the roof with the string of bells

5. The Easter Bunny

a. History (and not the droppings) behind the Bunny

            www.history.com/topcs/easter-symbols

b. My earliest memory of hunting for the eggs at Uncle Mustard’s house

c. My own memories of my children looking for Easter eggs

6. The Tooth Fairy

a. History behind the Tooth Fairy

            www.flossdental.com/the-history-of-the-tooth-fairy

b. The reward for the tooth and the inflation over time

7. At what age do we tell our children our children the truth?

8. What about parents who take these figures too far?

a. Why do some parents take it too far?

i. Did they miss out during their childhood?

ii. Were they told too early/young?

b. How does it affect the children?

i. Being made fun of at school?

ii. Mentally?

 

9. How do we break it to our children?

a. In what setting?

b. What words/phrases should we use?

c. At what age should we tell our children, if at all?

i. Should age vary depending on maturity level?

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10Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. believes that this sort of magical thinking shouldn’t be fostered in children and that they have enough imagination without parents and others putting thoughts of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy into the minds of children. What do you think? Here is the article that Lazarus wrote http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinkwell/is-telling-kids-santa-claus-is-real-bad-idea

11Requests for the listeners - Contact info – reply to the show notes, e-mail feedback@xposingme.com, voice mail (740) 578-9928

12Thank you so much for taking the time to read through everything here and offering your feedback. This podcast has so much potential to reach so many people and families and to offer help to those who otherwise would not have known where to go for information. There is much more to come so subscribe to the RSS feed http://xposingme.libsyn.com/rss and keep coming back!

12The next episode is set to be released on Wednesday, February 6th. The topic will be Family-what is the definition of family? What are the different kinds of families? Who decides what family we belong to? If you have any thoughts on this topic the go ahead and submit them to ethan@xposingme.com or feedback@xposingme.com or you can even call and leave a voice message at (740) 578-9928.

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Legendary Figures...When Do We Tell Our Children the Truth?

2013-01-29
Length: 36s

XM 1 – Legendary figures…When Do We Tell Our Children the Truth?

1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about and listen to what I have to say about legendary figures and the issues that we, as parents, face when our children ask us if they are real or imaginary.

2. Announcements – This is the first episode of XposingMe and it was really fun to make. The time spent researching and collecting information, talking with other parents and reading blogs on the topic was very enlightening.

      Contact info – reply to the show notes for this episode by going to www.xposingme.com/1 or by e-mailing your responses to feedback@xposingme.com or you can even call and leave a voicemail on my Google voicemail at (740) 578-9928

3. Rundown of topics – The Main topics that are covered in this episode are listed below in the order that they are discussed.

4. Santa Claus

a. History behind the Claus

            www.history.com/topics/santa-claus

b. Story of my dad on the roof with the string of bells

5. The Easter Bunny

a. History (and not the droppings) behind the Bunny

            www.history.com/topcs/easter-symbols

b. My earliest memory of hunting for the eggs at Uncle Mustard’s house

c. My own memories of my children looking for Easter eggs

6. The Tooth Fairy

a. History behind the Tooth Fairy

            www.flossdental.com/the-history-of-the-tooth-fairy

b. The reward for the tooth and the inflation over time

7. At what age do we tell our children our children the truth?

8. What about parents who take these figures too far?

a. Why do some parents take it too far?

i. Did they miss out during their childhood?

ii. Were they told too early/young?

b. How does it affect the children?

i. Being made fun of at school?

ii. Mentally?

 

9. How do we break it to our children?

a. In what setting?

b. What words/phrases should we use?

c. At what age should we tell our children, if at all?

i. Should age vary depending on maturity level?

10

10Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. believes that this sort of magical thinking shouldn’t be fostered in children and that they have enough imagination without parents and others putting thoughts of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy into the minds of children. What do you think? Here is the article that Lazarus wrote http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinkwell/is-telling-kids-santa-claus-is-real-bad-idea

11Requests for the listeners - Contact info – reply to the show notes, e-mail feedback@xposingme.com, voice mail (740) 578-9928

12Thank you so much for taking the time to read through everything here and offering your feedback. This podcast has so much potential to reach so many people and families and to offer help to those who otherwise would not have known where to go for information. There is much more to come so subscribe to the RSS feed http://xposingme.libsyn.com/rss and keep coming back!

12The next episode is set to be released on Wednesday, February 6th. The topic will be Family-what is the definition of family? What are the different kinds of families? Who decides what family we belong to? If you have any thoughts on this topic the go ahead and submit them to ethan@xposingme.com or feedback@xposingme.com or you can even call and leave a voice message at (740) 578-9928.

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This podcast is all about being a father and dealing with the madness that comes with parenthood. Funny stories, jokes, experiences and everything that tickles the fancy of parents will be included in the episodes to come so subscribe and keep an eye out for new episodes to sit back and laugh at, cry with, think about and get involved with the issues that todays parents are facing. Let's keep it lighthearted and fun though.

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