10 – Tough and Tender Fatherhood

Chris McCallus, a Tactical Dad, joins us this week to talk about being active with your kids and how to keep them engaged.  Chris is a former soldier with a tender side to all of his toughness.

Chris talks about “knighting” his kids as they ascend to adulthood. Find out more about that concept in Robert Lewis’ book Raising a Modern Day Knight, available on Amazon.

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In the field: About those little things we do

This episode comes to you from the road (“In the field”). We know that our kids are watching everything. Every now and then, they prove it. Sometimes we do something that’s minor an our kids pick up on it and interpret it in their own way.

09 – Remaining close to your kids when they don’t live with you

This week I’m chatting with my old friend, Ryan Walker. Ryan is the father of three girls, and he’s got the difficult task of staying close to them all because they don’t live with him. Ryan spoke about traditions, ways to stay connected, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

If you’re in the Sarasota or Bradenton area and need pool service, Ryan’s your guy. Find him at https://www.floridapoollife.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/allpoolsmatter/.




08 – The Discipline of Consistency with Omar Fuentes

Omar Fuentes, founder of the Semper Fi Project, joins us this week to talk about intentionality, getting after your goals even when you don’t feel like it, and being emotionally intelligent when it comes to parenting.

Omar can be found at the following sites:



The Semper Fi Project is at www.semperfiproject.com


We referenced Jocko Podcast throughout this episode. Please check that one out and you can find Jocko’s book here.

07 – Forgiveness in fatherhood with Rocco DeLeo

Today’s Tactical Dads podcast features Rocco DeLeo from The Real Dad Show. We talk forgiveness, the struggles associated with being dads who podcast, and how our lives have been changed by Jesus Christ.

You can find Rocco at http://www.roccodeleo.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Roccoadeleo/?fref=ts

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06 – A Tribe of Rad Dads with Walter Eggers

Matt welcomes Walter Eggers to the podcast to discuss We Rad Dads, a community of fathers built with the intention of sharing resources, stories, and hope.

In this episode we discuss the need for a community of dads, the purpose of fatherhood, and where pain can take us in life.

Find Walter and We Rad Dads at the following sites:






05 – Overcoming Parenting Mistakes

We all make mistakes. It’s important that we don’t dwell on them and we learn how to move past them and improve. In this episode I’m talking about the mistakes we can make in discipline and how to get better.


Are you a dad who wants to get better every day? We’ve got a group on FB just for dads like you. Check it out here.

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04 – What Have You Learned?

Now that you’re a bit older, and a bit wiser, what do you wish you would have known when you started out in fatherhood?

Here are 10 things I would tell my 20 year old self.

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