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We help high-performing dads win at home. The only community of its kind in the world. Our show is actionable ideas that help family men with marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more. Our core values are authentic curiosity, intentional execution and communal drive. We believe in relationships, resources and results. Evolve as a father and husband without losing momentum in your business. More at FrontRowDads.com.

Front Row Dads | Family Men with Businesses Jon Vroman, Founder Front Row Dads & The Brotherhood

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 177 Ratings

We help high-performing dads win at home. The only community of its kind in the world. Our show is actionable ideas that help family men with marriage, parenting, health, wealth, legacy, work/life balance, sex, emotional intelligence and more. Our core values are authentic curiosity, intentional execution and communal drive. We believe in relationships, resources and results. Evolve as a father and husband without losing momentum in your business. More at FrontRowDads.com.

    Raising Resilient Boys, Being Wild at Heart and Finding Healthy Ways to Fight with John Eldredge

    Raising Resilient Boys, Being Wild at Heart and Finding Healthy Ways to Fight with John Eldredge

    When everyone in your life tells you to read a book, the world is telling you something. 
    This is exactly what happened with John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart. It started with my friend Ryan Mickler, who’d been talking about his work for years, and soon I felt like I’d heard this recommendation from over eighty guys I trust.
    When I finally read it, I was stunned by his work and his message–and today’s conversation left me just as floored.
    Raising Resilient Boys, Being Wild at Heart and Finding Healthy Ways to Fight with John Eldredge
    In today’s conversation with John, you’ll learn how he unpacked his family trauma to become the man he is today and raise three sons of his own, how to nurture masculinity without being edgy for the sake of edginess, and what it means to show up with courage when you’re needed the most.
    And if you’d like to get a free copy of Wild at Heart, just leave us a review of this podcast on iTunes, mention this episode and John in the review, and take a screenshot. Send it to jon@frontrowdads.com, and I’ll buy and mail you (or anyone you want) a copy of the book!
    John Eldredge’s Podcast Highlights
    The value of communing with nature in some form every day. Fasting as a healing mechanism. The power of resetting to cut out the noise. Why are we in love with distractions? How can chasing love and validation take over our lives and burn us out, and how can we unpack the wounds it creates in childhood? What’s new in the expanded and updated edition of Wild at Heart. Why men need battles, adventure, and love in their lives. How can men navigate the challenges of gender in the modern landscape? How can you embrace the warrior spirit in service of love? What are some rites of passage you can pass down to your children? What questions should men be asking to connect with their hearts? Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/270
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    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
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    • 54 min
    This Letter Changed Everything with Blake Brewer

    This Letter Changed Everything with Blake Brewer

    Guys, as much as we may not want to, we have to think about what will happen to our families after we’re gone. 
    I’m not talking about money or an estate here. I’m talking about what our last words to our kids will be, and how we can share our wisdom, our advice, our love, and our memories not just while we’re here on earth, but forever. 
    Blake Brewer realized this in the hardest way possible–he lost his father in an accident while on vacation in Hawaii. While enjoying a beautiful day of snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, Blake’s father suddenly got caught in a rough spot and was struggling to stay above water. His father literally died in Blake’s arms while he was trying to rescue him.
    Just hours after he passed, Blake had to call his grandparents, his work, and his church to deliver the news.
    As he sat with his grief, his mother appeared in the doorway. She put some papers in his hand, which started, “Dear Blake, Natalie, and Marcus…”
    This Letter Changed Everything with Blake Brewer His father had been writing him a letter for several months, and was planning to give it to him on the trip. 
    On a simple sheet of paper, his father shared his thoughts, his wisdom, encouragement, and advice–and 18 years later these words continue to guide Blake through life. 
    Over the course of the next year, Blake saw himself develop more as a person and a leader than ever before–and learned how to live with a newfound sense of purpose.
    Now, Blake has dedicated his life to helping other dads share legacy letters like the one his father wrote, leading and guiding their children for an entire lifetime.
    In my conversation with Blake, you’ll get to hear the defining moment that would change his life forever and how to write the legacy letter that’s inside your heart waiting to be put to paper!
    Blake Brewer Podcast Highlights
    Why some fathers are reluctant to reach out for help when it comes to upping their dad game. The most powerful (and painful) words Blake heard between the ages of five and fifteen. How do we teach our kids to be decisive, rather than telling them what to do and how to think?  Why is it so important for us as dads to tell our kids what makes us proud? The things children need to hear from you to have a confident life and develop emotional intelligence.  Why is it sometimes so hard for us to communicate how we feel?  What stops guys from writing a legacy letter?  How does writing out our values make us more confident and articulate in business, as well as at home?   How do our phones stop us from showing up for the people we love?  How can we show up for our families in stressful times, like when we’re launching a business in startup mode? Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/269
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 59 min
    Sex Potential, Stem Cell Therapy and Male Optimization with Dr. Amy Killen

    Sex Potential, Stem Cell Therapy and Male Optimization with Dr. Amy Killen

    Ok guys, time to get vulnerable for a minute…
    Clearly, as we get older our bodies inevitably change, but I never really thought I’d notice a shift in how I “showed up” in the bedroom, until I did.
    There’s a happy ending to this story (Pun intended).
    A few weeks ago, I met Dr. Amy Killen, who’s an expert in maximizing male sexual performance.
    PERFECT. TIMING.
    While she openly shared with me all the details about her work, I was on the edge of my seat.
    Some of the ideas were more complicated, but a few seemed like things I could experiment with over the next week.
    She mentioned beet root powder and talked about how it produces nitric oxide, and that I found out, is a good thing. A REALLY good thing.
    Energy. Stamina. Muscles. And yes, a full -- and I’m talking full -- erection.
    And gents… of course that’s not everything, but it’s a sign. In fact, Dr. Amy said….penises are like canaries in the coal mine, warning us about our overall cardiovascular health.
    After a week of taking this stuff (and no, this podcast isn’t sponsored by a supplement company selling you the red juice), I noticed that my energy was different in almost every aspect of my life–not just the bedroom.
    Sex Potential, Stem Cell Therapy and Male Optimization with Dr. Amy Killen After my personal success, I knew I needed to have her on the podcast.
    Amy Killen is an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist focused on aesthetics and sexual medicine, including sexual optimization, skin regeneration, and hair restoration.
    In today’s conversation, we’re talking about the signs (both physical AND mental) that you might need someone like Dr. Amy in your life, simple things you can do on a daily basis to mitigate stress levels and improve your sexual performance, and some of the more advanced therapies Amy works with to help men look and perform at their best at any age!
    Dr. Amy Killen Podcast Highlights
    What does an optimized sex life look like for a man? How does something as simple as antiseptic mouthwash destroy our ability to perform in the bedroom? Why do as many as 75% of erectile dysfunction cases go untreated? What are the benefits of a healthy sex life outside the bedroom? Why does stress kill sex? What makes medication like Viagra or Cialis not work? How many men suffer from low testosterone in their 40s, and what can be done about it? Does having sex lead to more sex? What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and what is it used for? What are stem cells, and why should we care about them? Why don’t we talk about our sexual health in a way that’s real? How has shockwave therapy changed the game in terms of treating ED?  
    Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/268
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 52 min
    Helping Your Kids Start A Business with Josh Felber

    Helping Your Kids Start A Business with Josh Felber

    Ok fellas, raise your hand if your kids have come to you with a business idea 🙋🏼‍♂️
    As an entrepreneur myself, having my kids show interest in starting a business is pretty exciting. 
    Of course, I want them to explore whatever makes them happy. But secretly, I love the idea of them running their own thing. Maybe it’s because it’s something I know I’ll be able to connect with them about. Can any of you relate?
    But how involved should we get? What’s the right balance between helping them pursue their idea, and letting them make mistakes/figure things out on their own?
    Josh Felber - Helping Your Kids Start A Business Today I caught up with serial entrepreneur, Josh Felber, to talk all about it! 
    Josh created his first real business at the age of 14 and has owned 15 more in the 30+ years since. Before the age of 25 he had become a millionaire and today he helps “parent-preneurs” achieve success, while living an integrated lifestyle. 
    We talk about the different businesses his kids have started, including Gratitude Gear and Paleo Pets, and some really great tips for any parents who have a kid entrepreneur in the family :)
    Brotha James Podcast Highlights
    Where does religion need improvement? Intentional praying & gratitude  Building a family brand Helping your kids start a business Business models best suited for kids. How involved should you be in your kids business? Integrating entrepreneurship into your homeschooling Encouraging your kids to figure things out on their own Using commute time to listen to audiobooks with your kids Epic family vacations What should you do when you accidentally respond with anger when speaking with your kids? Raising your kids to be leaders, not followers Listening to your inner compass Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/267
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 51 min
    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him with Brotha James

    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him with Brotha James

    Today, I’m talking with my close friend Jeremy Reisig, a.k.a. Brotha James. 
    He’s been a hugely influential member of the Front Row Dads community. 
    Why? It’s simple: Jeremy has legendary relationships with his family. 
    In our conversations over the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the stories he’s shared–especially when he talks about the ways his dad, who recently passed away, showed up for him.
    5 Things I Learned from my Dad, Before I Lost Him 
    If you want to connect more deeply with your father (or any father figure in your life), as well as your kids (and who doesn’t?), this episode is for you.
    Brotha James not only shares brilliant music, but what made his relationship with his dad so special. You’ll learn about their traditions, how his dad treated his mother, and which actions spoke louder than words–up until the very end of his life.
    Brotha James Podcast Highlights
    The value of looking for fulfillment in every aspect of your life. How seeing other people’s pain at a Tony Robbins event helped Brotha James truly appreciate and acknowledge how his father made him feel psychologically safe, loved, and important. How can we show up and be compassionate for people we love as they navigate pain, fear, and uncertainty? How Jeremy’s father’s kind, respectful, and acceptive approach to dying set the family up to survive it with less pain. What Jeremy’s dad, a massive Beatles fan, learned from George Harrison and John Lennon’s perspectives on life and death. The many ways we can look at adversity - including death. The value of having rituals with your children. How can we unlock love in the sadness of losing someone? How do we numb our sadness (or other feelings) in both unhealthy and healthy ways? What does a trap of avoidance look like, and how do we accidentally manipulate ourselves? How Jeremy’s father pushed him to do better without ever being hypercritical. How can we show up for and support our kids, even when they get really into an activity you don’t want to do (or aren’t really that interested in)? How Jeremy’s mom created incredible opportunities for his dad and made him feel loved. A question you can ask instead of “How was your day at school?” What makes someone a great listener? The times Jeremy was afraid of his dad–and how he reckoned with being disrespectful as a child in his adult life. Why Jeremy is so grateful that his dad taught him how to see the good in others, to listen more than speak, and to be a great partner. The importance of practicing being a good partner on a daily basis.  
    Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/266
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Score Yourself in These 4 Areas (Spouse, Kids, Work, Health) with Dane Espegard

    Score Yourself in These 4 Areas (Spouse, Kids, Work, Health) with Dane Espegard

    Fellas, here’s an interesting one for you… 
    How would your wife rate you on a scale from 1 to 10 in the areas of Work, Health, Kids and Marriage? 
    That’s one of the big questions during today’s conversation with my buddy, Dane Espegard. 
    Dane’s a member of Front Row Dads, rock star relationship builder, and someone who is continuously improving in all 4 of these buckets. 
    I know for me, it’s pretty tough to nail all of these areas, all of the time...
    So, I wanted to know, what makes Dane’s relationship with his wife and kids so strong - and how does he manage to play at such a high level in his personal and professional life at the same time? 
    Dane drops a ton of wisdom on what does/doesn’t work for him and his family. We talk about the importance of being attuned with your wife’s emotional needs, the benefits of therapy, healthy forms of fighting, and much more!
    Dane Espegard Podcast Highlights
    Dane’s experience with his parents getting divorced when he was in his 20s. Why my dog stands ON the table while we have dinner.  The positive and negative sides of COVID. Why his family is going on vacation with horses. When Dane and his wife fight -- why, and what does his wife need more of in order to feel loved.  How would your wife rate you in Work, Health, Kids, and Marriage? What do you and your wife need in order to feel intimately connected to one another? My goal to talk how I would if a therapist was watching. Why do Dane and his wife have such a great relationship? Why my 6 year old son started having nightmares after I had a big fight with Tatyana and what adjustments we had to make in our house.  What are clarity breaks? Why community is your greatest survival tool. Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/265
    Want to learn more about Front Row Dads?
    We are in the business of building better families.
    While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them.
    We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally.
    Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood!
    Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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177 Ratings

M_Smith_2018 ,

Awesome!

This podcast has great speakers with excellent advice on how to improve as a husband and father. Just starting my entrepreneurial journey, I plan to implement some of these strategies to keep my priorities in order and make sure my family is a higher priority than my business.

FLInsuranceGuy ,

Tremendous Insights!

I’ve been listening to Front Row Dads for a little while now and I am always impressed by the way they advocate prioritizing their families. I was especially encouraged to hear their vulnerability in this episode and comforted there are other guys like me in this group.

Powerful takeaway from Dr. Danny “Are we running on the neurochemistry of love and creativity, or of fear and reactivity?”

Strongly considering joining the brotherhood!!

AppleOneReviewer ,

Front Row Dads: great resource for anyone who want to improve involvement in a child’s life

Front Row Dad’s is a great resource for any dad, grandad, or anyone who want to improve their relationship which there children and help them grow healthier and happier. I particularly enjoyed episode 262: How to Play Off Your Partner’s Strengths. It a great episode because the resources describe how to objectively evaluate ourselves to learner our strengths and how that works with our partners strengths.
I have listened to the FRD podcast for over a year. I enjoy the variety of topics and particularly appreciate the absence of “toxic masculinity” that other father oriented podcast occasionally have.

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