Making Parenthood a Priority

Jody Maberry Show Episode 316 Making parenthood a priority

“People make huge big deals of celebrities, but they very seldom give praise to the something that’s way more important than celebrity, which is a great father or a great mother.”

As we do on this show, when we have a guest, they come back the very next week to ask me 3 questions. Zoro the Drummer is kind enough to return for a great conversation around making parenthood a priority. His questions highlight the importance we both place on prioritizing family, making sacrifices to be present for children, and the role fatherhood has played in our lives, both personally and professionally.

Our last conversation showcases how Zoro skillfully balances his passion for music with his dedication to parenting. Commitment to family doesn’t hold you back. We have both found it important to make every moment count. For him, it’s chose red-eye flights just to tuck his kids into bed. I shared my own experience flying back from a conference across the country to be there for my son’s birthday. It’s the moments we show up for that our kids remember, not the conferences we speak at. Presence is the best gift we can offer.

Maria’s Scarf, Zoro’s memoir, is a great example of the profound impact his mother, had on him, and how this influenced his book. His relationship with his mom sets the rhythm for his outlook on fatherhood and life. He shares how his mother’s encouraging spirit lived on at her funeral, which was attended by those touched by her kindness. From pharmacists to grocery clerks. True legacies are made of love and the positive influence we have in our daily interactions.

Zoro the Drummer’s commitment to handwritten notes to his kids echoes the daily letters I write to my own. Writing letters to my kids every day has become a way I am able to express love, capture moments, and craft a legacy no matter where I am. These notes have become my own manuscripts, documenting life through storytelling and letter-writing. Much like I love park preservation, these letters have a way of preserving an emotional legacy my children, by capturing growth moments and familial bonds.

This conversation was such a great way to show how our day-to-day interactions and the way we treat others leaves a lasting impact, especially on our family. Make sure to listen to the full episode and remember to honor the relationships that shape our world.

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Key Moments

02:13 The Impact of Parenthood on Empowering Children

04:44 Value of Handwritten Memories

08:18 Celebrating Unnoticed Heroes: Parents

11:15 Character is Remembered More than Achievements

15:35 Balancing Career on the Road and Family

17:21 Writing About Family Stories in Maria’s Scarf

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