Resources for Kids And Parents


If you're looking for a handy-dandy place to find a bunch of great kids activities you came to the right place.

Here you'll find all of the resources of the week from each of our episodes. It's updated regularly, and split into easy sections for you.

I'll also add a few more great resources, and links to my other businesses, too!  

Some of these are free things to do and others cost a few bucks.  But they're all great resources to have fun and connect with your kids.  

Note that some of these are affiliate links which means that if you buy the item it doesn't cost you anything more.

But, Pavlos and Angela get a small percentage of the referral fee for sending you over there, getting them a few pennies, or a few dollars closer to his dream of buying a flying car! And at the end you'll find some friends of the show who are also dedicated to helping families thrive! 

Games for Kids

Geocaching – a real-world treasure hunt that is happening right now all around you!  Pavlos and I went on a treasure hunt and LOVED it!  Such an adventure! From Episode 7

Dr. Seuss What's in the Cat's Hat? Game – a really cool and simple game that Pavlos and Angela LOVE! It's a hat. You hide things in the cat's hat. Everyone else pulls cards that give them a question to ask or task to try and then try and guess what's in the hat. Super fun! From Episode 8

Tickle Monster Hide and Go Seek – No link for this one. This is just a simple game of hide and go seek, but the “searcher” is the Tickle Monster, who counts to ten, growls Fe Fi Fo Fum, Ready or Not, Here I Come! When the Tickle Monster finds the kids, he tickles them. Then they turn into the Tickle Monster and search for you! Pavlos and Angela to play this game almost every day! From Episode 9

Bop it! Smash! Game – A fun little game with fast-flashing lights that bolt from side to side challenging you to time it right and squeeze the game so that the light stops in one the middle. Pavlos and I love playing it when we visit his grandmother in Cape Cod.  It helps with reflexes and hand-eye coordination… but mostly it's just fun! From Episode 17

Minnie Pop Up Game: This is a fun little game where you press down on the glob in the middle of the board. A die is in there and tells you how many spaces to move.  You have four pieces and the challenge is to be the first to get your four pieces all around the board. Pavlos and Angela had fun playing this with me at his Grandmother’s house. Angela’s a little young for it, but Pavlos and I had a blast! From Episode 18

The Learning Journey Match It! Spelling Puzzle – This is a box full of mini-puzzles that help teach your kids how to spell. Each puzzle has a picture and then spells out the word for the image. The kids love it! And I love that they're learning.  🙂 From Episode 19

Disney's Snap Game card game: This is a set of cards with character pictures on them.  You deal all of the cards out and each person flips open a card.  When there's a duplicate card flipped over the first person to yell “snap” collects the cards.  The person with all the cards at the end wins. Pavlos loves with game!  It's a little old for Angela, I think, but she still had fun. From Episode 24

DIY Memory Game – This is pretty easy. Just take some post-it-notes or index cards and let your kids draw duplicate letters, shapes, images, or anything else really. Then flip them over and play memory. It is a lot of fun and the kids will LOVE it! From Episode 28

Melissa & Doug See and Spell Wooden Word Puzzle Game – A really fun puzzle game that both of the kids enjoy. There are about 50 letters and a bunch of pictures of animals with puzzle slots to learn how to spell and read. Definitely check it out. From Episode 29

Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad – This is the classic Chutes and Ladders game with a Super hero Squad theme. Pavlos and Angela LOVE this game and can play it for hours. Just watch out for the long sides. From Episode 32

Spider-Man Monopoly: Pavlos LOVES playing Monopoly. And he LOVES Spider-Man. I really like all the great lessons you can teach through Monopoly. From Episode 33

Jumbo Blocks: These are really cool HUGE blocks that the kids can use to make life-sized forts! Pavlos and Angela love these. This link brings you to the 24-piece beginner's set, but they come in larger quantities, too. From Episode 34

A fun hide-and-seek, hot-potato type game Pavlos learned in school. In this game, someone hides a small object somewhere in the house. The other people look for the object. When they're far away the person who hid the object sings “I have lost my closet key in my lady's garden,” softly. As the searcher gets closer, the singing gets louder and louder until they are practically screaming when the person is about to find it. It's a ton of fun. From Episode 40

Family Charades in a Box – A fun set. Six different sets of charades cards with different themes for all ages. The whole family can have fun with these! From Episode 43

Magna-Tiles® Clear Colors 100 Piece Set. Fun block-style tiles that will help your kids make some cool structures and use their imaginations. From Episode 45

Count Your Chickens award-winning cooperative game for kids! It’s a cool game for kid where everyone is playing together. From Episode 62

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Who Shook Hook Board Game! It is a really fun game with strategic thinking. From Episode 63

Connect 4 Launcher. We saw this at a friend’s house and they loved playing it. It is a cool take on the classic game where you aim, launch and connect your way to victory. From Episode 65

Balancing Pizza Pile up Game. My kids love actual, physical games and this one was perfect for them. They had a lot of fun laughing as they tried to get the pizza topings to balance. This is a great game for kids and adults! From Episode 79

Sight Words Bingo, a fun bingo game that Pavlos and Angela both love playing. It’s fun and educational. From Episode 81

Scrabble Junior a fun game you can play to help your kids learn to recognize letters and spell. From Episode 93

Candyland, the board game! It's an oldie but goodie that Pavlos and Angela love. We have the book version which makes it much easier to store. Check it out! From Episode 98

Sight Words Bingo, a fun bingo game that Pavlos and Angela both love playing. It’s fun and educational. From Episode 99

Melissa and Doug's Hangman. It's an awesome set and convenient to carry with you. Check it out at! From Episode 107

Spin Master Games, Quick Cups check it out at From Episode 112

Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Bingo! Letter Learning Game for Kids at, a fun way to learn your letters. From Episode 115

Charades Party Game – Family Charades-in-a-Box Compendium Board Game – Features 6 Themes, 360 Cards, Spinner, And Sand-Timer (Ages 4+). We got that from a special friend Antonella. Our whole family loves playing charades on Family Fun Night. Here's our affiliate link to pick up a set for your family on Amazon: From Episode 129

Klask: The Magnetic Game of Skill. We got that for Christmas and the kids really like it. Here's our affiliate link to pick one up for your family on Amazon: From Episode 130

The Hug Game. It's like tag but you need to hug the person when you catch them. It's a fun family game the kids love. From Episode 135

New Don't Wake Daddy Game. Pavlos and Angela love playing this game. It's great for some high-quality face-to-face time. Check it out: From Episode141

Mario Monopoly Game. Pavlos and Angela love playing this game. It is a fun, kids' take on the classic game Mom and Dad grew up playing. Check it out: From Episode 142

Children's Books

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs – a fun book of dinosaurs that your kids will love! It's got tons of pictures and information about them. From Episode 5

Sammy the Seal – A BIG book with just a few words on each page, but a nice book that Pavlos loves to read at bedtime. From Episode 10

Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) – a fun Dr. Seuss-style book about Dinosaurs that Pavlos absolutely LOVES at bedtime! From Episode 13

I Love You All Day Long Book – A great bedtime story book that Pavlos loves!  It's about a little pig who doesn't want to leave his mom. His mom reassures him that no matter where he goes or what happens she loves him.  All. Day. Long. From Episode 16

Henry in a Hurry Book – This is a fun little book about having better days when you're not in a hurry! From Episode 21

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School: A cool “learn to read” book about Pete the Cat who spends the first part of the book taking other people's suggestions for clothing to feel cool until he realizes that the real way to be cool is to be yourself. From Episode 22

I Wanna Be Children's Book series. This is a great set of 4 children's books by Joanne Miller.  Pavlos loves reading these books with me.  And the best part is that each of the 4 books is based on one of Joanne Miller's grandkids!  That takes the “based on a true story” principle to a whole new level! From Episode 23

Room on the Broom – This is a fun book with a great poetic flow about a witch who keeps inviting animals on her broom until it breaks. Angela absolutely loves it. From Episode 27

Disney Minnie A CarryAlong Play Book – This is one of Angela's favorite books. It has lots of tabs and pullies and even a handle to carry around like a pocketbook!  🙂 From Episode 30

Wipe-Clean™ Dot-to-Dot: Christmas – This is one of a series of books that the kids love. Each book has connect the dots pictures or mazes and comes with a dry erase marker so the kids can do the activities, erase, and do them again. From Episode 31

Froggy's Best Christmas Ever – A cute bedtime story about a frog getting his first Christmas tree and spending Christmas with his friends. Pavlos and Angela both love this bedtime story! From Episode 35

Free Book Ninja – This is our other site where we share FREE parenting and children's ebooks every week for free! Some great resources and bedtime stories here! From Episode 36

Read Search and Find Dinosaurs Book – This is a great I-Spy type of a book where you search for (and learn about Dinosaurs). Pavlos LOVES it. From Episode 46

Even Monsters Book – A really cool book about monsters and responsibilities! From Episode 49

Funny Animal Faces Sticker Activity Book – A really cheap sticker book where your kids and make and remake funny animal faces with a big book of reusable animal face part stickers. Really fun book! From Episode 50

Flip and Match Maze Craze Write and Wipe Book– A fun book with hundreds of combinations of mazes your kid can traverse with a dry erase board marker. Each page is cut in half so your kids can create their own custom mazes nice and easy. From Episode 51

It’s a book called Llama Llama Red Pajama. It is a cool rhyming book where baby Llama turns bedtime into some drama (llama drama, naturally…). It is a fun book. From Episode 68

This week’s resource is one of the kids’ favorite books, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It’s part of a series of books that the kids love. From Episode 76

The resource of the week is a coloring book that a friend of ours put together called Color the Cats. Its about forty real cats from around the world and their stories. This is a great book for kids and adults! From Episode 77

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) at From Episode 84

Superheroes Are For Real, by Ethan Bryan, at or an awesome mom and pop shop, From Episode 85

What if It Were Possible? a great kids book by Joanne Fairchild Miller and Clara Isabel Logsdon, a grandmother and her 8-year-old granddaughter. The book is even illustrated by Clara, who has been in adult art classes since she was 4 years old! From Episode 87

If a Chicken Stayed for Supper, a cute kids book. Your kids will love this story about foxes going hunting for chicken to eat and then forming a bond with a chicken who helped them when one of the foxes got lost. My kids love it! From Episode 92 

That's Not Funny. The book is about a joke played by a hyena in the jungle leading to chain of events culminating in a very important lesson being learned by the jokester hyena. You can score a copy at Your kids will love it! From Episode 94

Mickey & Friends Goofy at Bat: A Rhyming Reader. The book is about Goofy learning to play baseball. Pavlos loves this book as he learns more and more about baseball. Check it out at Your kids will love it! From Episode 95

Mercy Watson book series. Pavlos LOVES reading these books. They're a ton of fun and would make great holiday gifts. Check them out at From Episode 100

Olivia Goes to the Library. It's a cute book about a little piggy's adventure to the library. During a the visit, Olivia’s favorite book is accidentally returned instead of renewed. Can she find it among the stacks before someone else checks it out? Check it out at From Episode 101

Amelia Bedelia. It's a fun book from a long time ago that Angela and Pavlos love. Amelia is a housekeeper who follows directions… almost too closely! From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia merrily does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. But even when things get a bit mixed up in the process, Amelia Bedelia always finds a way to make everything turn out perfectly in the end. Check it out at From Episode 102

Loose Tooth, a funny and reassuring My First I Can Read Book about a child's first loose tooth! Grab it at From Episode 109

The book Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids. Grab it at From Episode 111

Marlin and Percy comic series about two primates who have decided to be heroes, only to find out that being a hero means a lot more than wearing a cool cape. Check it out at From Episode 113

Pokemon Classic Chapter Book Collection at, a fun set of books your kids will love if they love Pokemon! From Episode 116

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth at From Episode 121

Children's book: The Warm-Hearted Snowman: Christmas story books for children about Generosity and Giving! at From Episode 122

Dog Man book series. Get your copy at From Episode 124

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a book series Pavlos loves. He likes to listen to the books on tape while reading along. Here's our affiliate link to browse the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books on Amazon: From Episode 128

The Gemma the Gymnastic Fairy (Rainbow Magic) Book: Angela loves this book series. If you want to pick up one for your family, here's our affiliate link to get one on Amazon: From Episode 131

The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) book. Pavlos loves this book series. It's about not judging people by how they look. Here's our affiliate link to pick one up for your family on Amazon. Check it out: From Episode 132

Beginner's Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar book. Our friend Pamela Hodges sent Pavlos and Angela this awesome coloring book that teaches kids to play guitar. It's about 300 pages of coloring and guitar fun! Here's our affiliate link to pick one up on Amazon. Check it out: From Episode 137

Silly Jokes for Silly Kids, a children's joke book for kids aged 5-12. Here's our affiliate link to pick one up on Amazon. Check it out: From Episode 138

What If It Were Possible? a book by Joanne Fairchild Miller and her 8-year-old granddaughter Clara Isabel Logsdon, who also illustrated the book. Angela loves this book. It's a fun book about imagination. Check it out: From Episode 140

The Picky Little Witch Book. Angela and Nick love reading the Picky Little Witch Book. Check it out: From Episode 144

The Cat Who Ate Christmas. Angela and Nick love The Cat Who Ate Christmas Book. Check it out: From Episode 145

Activities and Toys for Kids

Ivy Kids – Ivy Kids is a monthly educational subscription box service, started by a friend of mine, for children ages 3-8. Our goal is to make every moment with your child “quality time.” Have the tools at your fingertips to ensure your child has a solid foundation in math, literacy, and science. Help your child build confidence and be well-rounded in all disciplines to ensure future academic success. The activities in the Ivy Kits have been created by certified early childhood teachers with children of their own. From Episode 1

Generation Grit – Generation Grit is bringing to life a collection of characters, inspiring boys to live their best adventure. Each character has an action figure, books, and accessories – all created to spark hours of reading and imaginative play. From Episode 2

Smart Kids Launch Pad – a website of free fun and learning activities from the team at Dave Ramsey's organization where your kids can earn badges they can print and color for free or get stickers sent to them for only a small shipping fee. From Episode 4

The Inspired Treehouse – a website run by a pediatric physical therapist and two pediatric occupational therapists who talk about kids activities and development. They give TONS of fun and developmental activities for kids. Check them out! From Episode 11

Money Scholar Classic Sports Bank: The Piggy Bank that Teaches Kids to Save, Invest, Give & Spend Wisely – These are the banks that Pavlos and Angela use to learn that money has multiple purposes and that it can and should do good for others as well. From Episode 12

Big Kindergarten Workbook – This is over 300 pages of activities and games to help your kid with Kindergarten. They have it for pre-k through at least the second grade, so check them out. From Episode 14

Melissa & Doug Band in a Box – This is a cool wooden box of six simple musical instruments. Pavlos has played with them at least once per weeks since he got it a couple years ago. And Angela loves dancing to the music! From Episode 20

American Innovative Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight – This is the alarm clock we got Pavlos (and Angela) that teaches them how to tell time. It's also a night light and changes color to tell them whether they need to stay in bed if they wake up in the middle of the night. Green means it's OK to get up. It's a very cool clock. From Episode 25

Fun Pack Foods Carnival Soft Pretzel Kit – This is a really fun project that Angela and Pavlos just did with their grandmother. It's just as it sounds – a kit to make carnival pretzels from scratch! From Episode 26

Doc McStuffins’ Doctor Bag – Because there’s always time for a checkup. It’s been such a great, fun toy to use with Angela. From Episode 47

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel – A really cool activity center for creative kids! From Episode 48

Gramma Laura's headbands. Angela scored a Doc McStuffins headband and loved it. Support a local biz and check out Gramma Laura's Facebook Page here. You can also e-mail Gramma Laura at From Episode 53

Bumpa Tony's toys. A really cool local toymaker who has some really awesome old-school wooden toys! From Episode 54

The Minions-Felt Applique Kit! It’s a super fun project for kids who love Minions and arts and crafts! From Episode 56

Slingerbands, as you might have guessed are made by Diego! They are little bracelets made out of rubber bands that can also be used as key chains. For more information, email Diego at diego (at) fiveminuteswithdad (dot) com. From Episode 60

Brian makes illustrated portraits of your loved ones.  He did the ones of Angela and Pavlos at the end of the post from pictures I sent him. Pretty awesome. From Episode 61

Miles From Tomorrowland Stellosphere. It is a three-in-one rocketship with lights, sounds and other really cool stuff! From Episode 66

A great activity to do with your kids to help them learn and help you connect with them and learn together, the Grade 1 Reading (Kumon Reading Workbooks)! They have all different subjects and all different age levels. From Episode 69

Discovery Kids 24-Piece Baking Set. It includes a chef’s hat, apron, and all kinds of kid-safe tools. Check it out. Pavlos LOVES his! From Bonus Episode 74.5

Creativity for Kids Origami set. You don’t need to be crafty and it is very easy! If you want to check it out just visit! From Episode 75

The resource of the week is simple: taking walks with your kids. Pavlos, Angela, and Nick have been taking walks every day for a couple of weeks and it’s been pretty amazing! Send pics of you and your kids on your walks and we’ll share them all over the internet! Bonus points if you’re wearing your Five Minutes With Dad shirts, hats, or other gear! From Episode 80

L.E.D. Flyer. These are cool little flying slingshot-type toys that the kids have loved since I brought some of them home. It gets the kids outside and gets their legs moving chasing them around, too. You can see a video of Pavlos demonstrating his on our YouTube Channel! From Episode 82

“ART START” Animals: How to Draw with Simple Shapes at From Episode 83

Original Butterfly Garden with Live Cup of Caterpillars! It is the coolest way to teach your kids about the amazing process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly and then releasing the butterfly into the wild. Check it out at! From Episode 86

This week’s resource is the Artist’s Choice Colored Pencils with Watercolor Paint Brush and Case, 7 Inch, 72 Pack, a great way to paint at home without a big mess! From Episode 88

The Klutz Window Art Craft Kit. Your kids will love how easy it is to use nice thick puffy paint to trace and fill in predesigned pictures or create their own. Let them dry and they stick on windows without damaging them. My kids love it! From Episode 91Episode 104: Check out this week's resource, the free 7-day Ziglar Family Challenge. It's a free challenge to improve your family life by the Ziglar Family. I'm honored to promote it with them. If you want to do it with me, go to, sign up, and then listen to my other podcast at!

Check out this week's resource, the free 7-day Ziglar Family Challenge. It's a free challenge to improve your family life by the Ziglar Family. I'm honored to promote it with them. If you want to do it with me, go to to sign up! From Episode 105

Zig Ziglar Family Community at From Episode 106

How to Draw 101 Animals, a fun guide to learn to draw great animals using simple steps. Grab it at From Episode 108

The balloons ( and pump ( Pavlos uses to make balloon animals. You can also see videos and other great links at Also, check out if you're local and looking for a fun party. From Episode 110

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 kids smartwatch. A great watch for a birthday, Christmas, or Hannukah. It has fun features, teaches time, and keeps track of activity to keep your kids moving! From Episode 114

39 Piece Magnetic Fishing bath toy. Pavlos and Angela loved this toy when they were younger. They still have many of the pieces, too. Here's our affiliate link to pick up the latest version for your family on Amazon. Check it out: From Episode 133

The Alex and April Show, another kids podcast available at From Episode 134

CreativeLine SpeedRipper Cube. It's basically a Rubik's cube. We love it and use it. The kids love to mess it up and challenge Nick to solve it. Check it out: From Episode 139

Parenting Resources

Google ChromeCast – I screwed this up on the episode, saying it’s a litle plug you put in the back of your computer. You actually plug it into the back of your TV. It’s about $35 on Amazon and there are no monthly fees.  Once you connect it to the internet (simple to do) you can stream shows or music from your phone or computer right on your TV. We use this with the free Pandora app (or website) and play kids dance music right on our TV when it’s raining on a Saturday or when we want to just have a fun dance party with the kids. It’s a great way for them (and you!) to move around and get some energy out! So check it out! From Episode 3

Parenting the QBQ Way by John Miller – a book about how to be an outstanding parent and raise great kids using the power of personal accountability.  It's the #1 way any of us can take control of our lives and be better at what we do. From Episode 6

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days – A no-nonsense parenting book by Dr. Kevin Leman that I've really been enjoying. Lots of great tips and stories. From Episode 15

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men, by Meg Meeker M.D. – This is a parenting book by one of my favorite authors.  Check it out! From Episode 37

Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money – A great parenting book by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze. From Episode 38

Parenting Mastermind Groups. These are small group meetings for people to focus on improving as parents. If you’re interested in joining one that I lead e-mail me at nick (at) fiveminuteswithdad (dot) com and I’ll send you more info. From Episode 39

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – This book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish is full of insights and suggestions to improve your relationship with your kids.  Check it out on Amazon through this link or get it for free if you’re new to Audible. From Episode 41

This week we didn’t have a resource. Instead we direct you to like the #TeamTori Facebook Page to lock arms with us in support of little Tori. From Episode 42

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. A great parenting book to check out.  Remember you can score it for free if you're new to audible by clicking through right here. From Episode 44

This week’s resources is the long-awaited Mastermind Program to help you improve as a spouse and parent. Are you ready to improve your relationship? If so, check out The Marriage Mastermind™ at From Episode 52

Confessions of a Terrible Husband: Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Couch. It talks about how Nick improved his relationship and the steps he took to do so! From Episode 55

Gretchen Rubin’s book, Happier at Home. The book was an instant New York Time’s best-seller and can help you achieve more peace, and fun, at home. From Episode 57

Susie Miller’s book: Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less! This is a great book that can help you improve your relationship fast. From Episode 58

Fawn Weaver’s book The Argument-Free Marriage. Fawn is the New York Times Best Selling Author of The Happy Wives Club. From Episode 59

Mindset : The New Psychology of Success! It is an incredible book full of strategic thinking about parenting. This book will help you improve and create kids who are successful when they grow up. From Episode 64

The 5 Love Languages of Children. This book helps you see your kid in how they feel loved differently so you can connect with them better! From Episode 67

Confessions of a Terrible Husband: Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Couch. It focuses on what I was doing with my relationship and how to apply the things I’ve learned about business, about relationship and about parenting. It gives you some things to think about in your perspective and help you think about the ways that you can do in your own relationship. From Episode 70

The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly. Although it is written about a business, it is an inspiring and helpful book that can help you discover and achieve dreams as a family. I read it on Audible, so if you are not yet a member you can get it for free by going right here and searching for The Dream Manager. From Episode 71

This week’s resource is a book that I read last year. It’s a very popular book that many of you have probably already read, called Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. If you have read it already, I encourage you to read it again. If you haven’t, pick it up today. From Episode 72

This week’s resource is a book that I read last year called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Essentialism is a book that helps you focus on doing less, better. It helps you get the right things done. From Episode 73

This week’s resource is the perfect book with which to end February Valentines Day and Self and Spouse Improvement month!  And it is a perfect book to recommend on the extra day we get this Leap Year! You may have guessed it. This weeks’ resource is a book called The Big Leap. This is really a great book that I read twice. If you haven’t, pick it up today. From Episode 74

How to Really Love Your Child by Dr. Ross Campbell at From Episode 89 where Julian Caldwell talks about 52 traits he is working on with his kids. It’s so similar to what we are doing here and I just love finding and sharing other sites like Julian’s. The more people we have working together to make families stronger, the better the world will be for the people who matter most! If you want to see all 52 traits, head directly to From Episode 90, a great parenting website! From Episode 96

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Characterby Paul Tough. This is a great book about how parents can help children actually succeed in life. Get your copy at From Episode 97 Mini Emporium is an online shop and on-the-go kids clothing and accessory boutique with affordable, limited run, and adorable kids clothing and other goodies. It's run by friends of ours. We love Mini Emporium. Check them out! From Episode 103

Rock Retirement, a great book for parents by friend of the show Roger Whitney. Get a copy through our affiliate link at! From Episode 123

A Boy and His String book by Nashell Schwartz. You can get get a copy at From Episode 126

Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan. You can get get a copy at From Episode 127

Shout Outs and Friends of the Show

Winning Youth Coaching – A podcast by my friend Craig that's dedicated to helping youth coaches get more organized, effective, and win.  Really great concept.  And yours truly does the voiceover for his intro music!

Mom at 41 – A great podcast by my friend Karen about her journey from infertility to becoming a mom at 41.  You'll find a ton of great and encouraging information about how to embrace the imperfection that is all of us!

Working Motherhood – Another great podcast by a friend of mine, Dr. Portia Jackson, who interviews today’s most successful and inspiring working moms every day!

Shout out to a children's book, Emma's Wish, which was written by mother, Anne Peterson, and illustrated by daughter Jessica Peterson! So great to see a mom and daughter working together.

The Parentalist – A podcast highlighting parents who are successful at home and work.

Authority Ghostwriting – Nick's Ghostwriting business. Check it out if you or your business want to produce great social media, article, or book content.

Attorney Marketing Institute – Nick's law firm marketing education company. If you know a lawyer who wants to market smarter (and in less time), share this resource with them.

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