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A VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. After having a cesarean (also known as a c-section), your chances of being able to have a natural, vaginal birth decrease slightly but that does not mean that it is not safe. In this week's episode, Cory and Jenn open up about their VBAC experience with the birth of their youngest child and hope that if you are expecting and would like to try a VBAC, that this episode will provide some hope, action items and positive energy around this somewhat controversial subject.

**Disclaimer** Please work directly with your medical professional directly if you desire to attempt a VBAC. The views and information presented in this podcast are merely Jenn and Cory's experience and are by no means meant to be anything other than their opinions and shared experience on the subject. Thank you for listening!

Direct download: 031__Tips_For_A_Great__VBAC__Birth_Experience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Pro Skater Hall of Famer Chuck Dinkins was one of the hottest, baddest dudes on the skateboarding scene from 1987-1993 and was inducted into the hall of fame several years ago. Today, Chuck is a father to two kids, an artist and a great human being. In this episode we talk about his awesome skating career, his transition to the responsibility of being a father and much much more!

Direct download: 030__Hall_of_Fame_Pro_Skater_Dad__Chuck_Dinkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

The Foote Family has always been relatively healthy, but after reading a few books including "The China Study," "The Plant Power Way" and watching the popular documentary "Forks Over Knives," they decided that the healthiest thing for them to do was to switch to an entirely plant-based diet. Since "The Feet" are close friends, I asked them (right after I first caught wind that they were making this big transition) if I could track them on their journey. In the first part of this three-part series called "Following The Feet," we will discuss how making the change has affected their family, what they eat and their plans for a successful transition.

Direct download: 029__Help_Your_Family_Go_Vegan_with_the_Foote_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Bradley Gardner is a farmer. He has eight acres of farmland in Ocoee, FL right next to Winter Garden, where he grows amazing green beans and a few other delicious foods. He takes pride in what he does and when I met him at my local farmer's market and asked him if he would be interviewed on my podcast, he instantly agreed. A father of three and dedicated husband, Brad goes the extra mile for his family and his community by supplying the local Winter Garden Farmer's Market with some of the best produce in Central Florida. In this episode Brad shares the often silent perspective of a farmer, his take on pesticides and a few other items that I have always wanted to ask directly to a guy like him!

Direct download: 028__Organic_or_Conventional__An_Interview_with_Farmer_Brad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Lisa Karlin has performed on the biggest stage of them all...Broadway. As a professional actress, Lisa  has made a living by performing on stages in New York and across the world as various characters. She takes her craft very seriously, which is what makes her spectacular on stage. In this episode, you will not only hear about why the arts are important to families and children everywhere, but also get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the true life of a professional actress.

Direct download: 027__Broadway_Actress_Lisa_Karlin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Amy Roskelley is one of the founders of the incredibly successful website SuperHealthyKids.com. Together, Amy and her business partner and co-mom Natalie Monson have created a wonderful following. The website has over 6,000 recipes and ideas for you to make eating fruits and veggies super fun for your kids. From their weekly meal plans for parents to their super cute products to help kids enjoy eating healthy foods, these ladies and their team of healthy-minded contributors are really leading the way towards creating healthier kids in our country.

Direct download: 026__Super_Healthy_Kids_-_Amy_Roskelley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

Brooke Maroth is a Marriage and Family Counselor in the Metro Orlando area. She is an active mother of four children along side her husband of 14 years. In fact, in a previous episode, we interviewed that husband, who is also a professional baseball player/coach. Brooke is dedicated to helping others find healing and balance from life’s most difficult challenges, encouraging her clients to “Love The Life You Live.” Connect with Brooke by visiting her website at www.BrookeMaroth.com. In this episode, Cory and Jenn talk with Brooke about conscious discipline, self-control as a parent and how to handle those tough situations in your life centered around your kids as you both grow together.


Jen Rulon knows what she's talking about when it comes to working out your body! As a seven-time Ironman triathlete and USAT Level I and Crossfit Level I Coach with a Master's Degree on Exercise Science, Jen has quite the background to be more than a good coach for anyone looking to do triathlons. While her resume speaks for itself, this episode takes the time to dive into the science behind training for triathlons and how an everyday Joe can get into this sport. Jen likes to remind triathletes that strength training is just as important as your swim, bike and run.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_024__Triathlon_Coach_Jen_Rulon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

It’s not every day that you get to speak with a professional athlete. Especially one that nearly pitched a no-hitter game against the New York Yankees in their prime! Today’s guest is Mike Maroth. Mike’s professional baseball career spans over 28 years with six of those being in the major leagues. He was the starting pitcher for many of those games (over 100 to be exact), and after a few injuries, was forced to retire in 2011. He played many of his years with the Detroit Tigers and today he is still with the organization as a coach. He took some time out of his busy Spring Training schedule to speak to us about his time as a player in the big leagues, how he met his wife and contributor to Real IronDAD, Brooke, and how he balances his family life with a job that has him on the road many months out of the year.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_023__MLB_Pitcher_Mike_Maroth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

Eating out on a diet can be one of the toughest things you can do. Now, when I say the word diet, I hesitate because the word diet is so commonly used with those trying to lose weight. That is not what this episode is about. This episode of Real IronDAD Radio is about how to navigate through the social aspects of eating out when you might have a food allergy, intolerance, or some other choice you have made such as being gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or many other things that are not exactly "main stream." If you are choosing to cut fat from your diet, this episode could definitely still apply to you, but I want to make sure to let you know that it is about more than just losing weight. Cory and Jenn will walk you through vegan and vegetarian resources and give some tips on how to make it easier for you to eat out with friends and family.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_022__How_To_Eat_Out_On_A_Diet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT