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Above Average: The podcast for big families.

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Above Average is all about life in and with a big family. Hosted by Lance Osborne and Bobby Ehrhardt, each weekly episode covers topics and situations that uniquely matter to families with a bunch of kids. Learn more at aboveaverageshow.com

Above Average is all about life in and with a big family. Hosted by Lance Osborne and Bobby Ehrhardt, each weekly episode covers topics and situations that uniquely matter to families with a bunch of kids. Learn more at aboveaverageshow.com

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Above Average is all about life in and with a big family. Hosted by Lance Osborne and Bobby Ehrhardt, each weekly episode covers topics and situations that uniquely matter to families with a bunch of kids. Learn more at aboveaverageshow.com

Twitter:

@osborne

Language:

English


Episodes

41: What Do Kids Think About the 2016 Election?

10/19/2016
What do your kids really think about Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? How have your political views shaped theirs, regardless of their ages? Kids pick up on more than adults think, especially when it comes to polarizing topics like the 2016 election. In this episode, Lance’s wife Sarah joins as co-host to talk transparently about this election and how adults’ open discussion of it can affect your family. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com...

Duration:00:41:14

40: The episode without a title (Because Bobby wanted to call it “Don’t Fake the Funk”)

9/1/2016
Bobby and Lance are back! We talk about our families’ summer break, back-to-school time, job changes, and Epipens. Quite the grab bag, eh? We wanted to keep it light after taking a break, so this one’s a pretty chill show. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com As always, if you have feedback on this show or suggestions for future ones, let us know what you think! Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter. ©2016 Osborne...

Duration:00:56:56

39: You Should Know Your Pharmacist. Guest: Dr. Matt Robinson

6/1/2016
Matt Robinson is our guest on this episode. Matt’s a personal friend of Lance's, an “Above Average” father, and an experienced pharmacist. Matt joined Lance to talk about the pharmacy and medicine worlds and how they specifically affect big families. We cover a lot of ground, including how to save money on prescriptions, how to keep your family safe when meds are in the house, and the value of getting to know your pharmacist. When it comes down to it, this episode is all about keeping your...

Duration:00:51:06

38: Fitting in Fitness - Finding the time to get and stay in shape

5/25/2016
Whether you’re destined to hit the pavement with a few weekly runs (with or without a jogging stroller), or you’re wondering how to cram in some solid workouts at home, Lance and Bobby share what has worked for them and their spouses. We haven’t forgotten the kids either: from smart eating habits to ideas like kids’ mini-marathons, we cover a lot of ground. If you haven’t already started, it’s time for your entire fam to get in on healthy living! For more episodes, show notes, and general...

Duration:01:40:39

37: Not Too Little, Not Too Big - Finding the right-sized home for your big family

3/31/2016
Ever wondered what it would be like for your big fam to be in a much bigger home? Or maybe a smaller one? Lance and Bobby share their house stories and talk about how much space you really need. Topics covered include rooms and square footage, ideal layouts, and the importance of the yard when you’ve got a bunch of kids! For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter. ©2016 Osborne...

Duration:00:46:03

36: Your Kids vs. Your Marriage - Which is more important?

3/4/2016
This one might be controversial, because we have no problem saying your relationship with your spouse is more important than your kids. In this episode, we’ll dig into why we feel this way and why it ends up being good for your entire family. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter. ©2016 Osborne Strategies, LLC http://osborne.io

Duration:00:33:47

35: Interview with Benji Travis of ItsJudysLife and BenjiManTV on YouTube

2/10/2016
Benji Travis, his wife Judy, and their 3 young daughters are YouTubers. If you’re not familiar with the lingo: no, that doesn’t mean they sit around and watch online videos all day. YouTubers are content creators on that platform, and the most successful ones actually make a living from it by producing great videos that draw a large audience. How large? In the case of Benji and Judy, they have a combined audience of over 2 million subscribers who watch their videos, namely their daily vlog...

Duration:00:50:49

34: Bop that Buckle! - Car Seats for your Big Family

1/27/2016
Yeah, we get it - you know the world of car seats very well. After all, you’ve messed with them time and time again since you probably have a bunch of kids. But did you know 7 out of 10 children are improperly restrained in their car seats? And did you know 96% of parents think their children are correctly restrained in their seats? Take a few minutes, strap yourself in (see what we did there?), and refresh your memory with some quick safety tips for car seats (and a slew of other good info)...

Duration:00:29:37

33: Why You Should Ditch Your Resolutions

1/6/2016
33: Why You Should Ditch Your Resolutions Tired of everyone talking about their New Year’s Resolutions yet? If you are, it’s probably because most people fail miserably at them. Don’t be that guy (or gal)! Ditch your resolutions - whether they’re about improving you or your family - and transform them into goals you can achieve. In this episode, learn the difference between resolutions and goals, why this matters, and exactly how to accomplish what you want. For more episodes, show notes,...

32: Punch Out - Confession

12/17/2015
For show notes for this episode, visit aboveaverageshow.com/32. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter, ©2015 Osborne Strategies, LLC. http://osborne.io

Duration:00:12:22

31b: Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays! (Part 2)

12/2/2015
What was going to be a quick “Merry Christmas” message from Bobby and Lance turned into a two-part episode. Funny how that works. On Part 1, we talked about sharing the meaning of Christmas in your big family (and somehow include Jews and Atheists), materialism, and gift giving when you’ve got a bunch of kids. Here in Part 2, we’ll talk about some favorite holiday traditions in our fams. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact:...

Duration:00:16:55

31a: Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays! (Part 1)

11/25/2015
What was going to be a quick “Merry Christmas” message from Bobby and Lance turned into a two-part episode. Funny how that works. On Part 1, we talk about sharing the meaning of Christmas in your big family (and somehow include Jews and Atheists), materialism, and gift giving when you’ve got a bunch of kids. In Part 2 (coming up next), we’ll talk about some favorite holiday traditions in our fams. If you’re reading this at the time of release, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! For more...

Duration:00:25:02

30: Raising Thankful Kids

11/18/2015
We’ve broken down this topic into two parts: talking and doing. When you’ve got a bunch of kids, both are important. (And even though Thanksgiving is right around the corner as of the date we’re posting this episode, these ideas are evergreen.) For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter, ©2015 Osborne Strategies, LLC. http://osborne.io

Duration:00:31:18

29: Interview with Jason Evert, author and speaker on the virtue of chastity

11/4/2015
Lance talks with Jason Evert about his family, how to teach the importance of chastity to your family when you’ve got a bunch of kids, and they even discuss some of Jason’s favorite books and Evert family traditions. By the way, Jason’s a father of 6 - they “get” being Above Average. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter. ©2015 Osborne Strategies, LLC http://osborne.io

Duration:00:39:32

28: MAILBAG - “When did you decide to have a big family?”

10/28/2015
Josh in Virginia wrote in to the show asking, “When did you decide to have a big family? Or did it just happen (or happening) one kid at a time?” Lance and Bobby answer: “Oh boy…” Well, it may be a little more detailed than that. Dig in to learn more about Josh’s situation and our response and experiences.

Duration:00:34:42

27: A Big Family - The new status symbol?

10/21/2015
When you think about lifestyles that indicate someone’s really got it together, what do you think of? A fancy house or car? Retiring early? Or maybe it’s someone who’s a part of the upper crust - a celebrity or a Wall Street tycoon? What about a big family? In this episode, we talk about some recent articles that show that - for some who live in elite ZIP codes and earn huge money - having an Above Average family is a growing trend. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness,...

Duration:00:33:28

26: Punch Out - Beware of Subliminal Inflation

10/14/2015
Subliminal inflation has been a sneaky trend for years, preying on the bank accounts of shoppers who don’t even know it exists. Learn how to find it and what you can do to overcome it. For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit http://aboveaverageshow.com Contact: theaboveaverageshow@gmail.com, @osborne on Twitter. ©2015 Osborne Strategies, LLC http://osborne.io

Duration:00:11:12

24b: Pope Francis’ full, unedited remarks at the World Meeting of Families

10/7/2015
The second part to this week’s show: a recording of Pope Francis’ unscripted speech at the World Meeting of Families event in Philadelphia from September 2015.

Duration:00:22:22

24a: Francis on the Family: “A Factory of Hope”

10/7/2015
This week’s show is broken up into two parts. First, a discussion with Lance and Sarah about the Pope’s recent US visit. In the second part, you’ll hear a full recording of Pope Francis’ unscripted speech to the World Mtg of Families audience on September 26.

Duration:00:30:41

25: Own it! - Teaching Your Kids Personal Responsibility

9/30/2015
Newsflash: Kids don’t come in the world knowing much. Just like we have to teach them the basics like getting dressed or the alphabet, parents have a duty to raise children who know the value of personality responsibility. But sometimes that’s hard when it seems like you’ve got more kids than minutes in the day? Above Average is here to help and share what we’ve done in our families that’s worked (so far). For more episodes, show notes, and general awesomeness, visit...

Duration:00:44:37