One of the central themes of our WeMcLaughlins YouTube videos is that kids are capable of great learning and accomplishment though they are often written off as insignificant due to age. As parents, Shannon and I are so in awe of the talents and abilities that our own kids have […]
12 years ago Shannon and I purchased our first house. Correction: we signed our life away to the bank in exchange for the right to have keys to said house. As any young couple would, there were lots of things we immediately wanted to improve upon and one of the […]
Over the past several decades iconic music videos have been released that took bad, one hit wonder, mediocre and even excellent songs to iconic status. Though I’ll confess to being hardly a music fan and certainly not one acquainted with the latest crop of music videos, one of the most […]
In this episode we talk about what the phrase curiosity inspired means to our family and our media ventures. In looking retrospectively Shannon shares how her future career and interests were peaked at a young age through hands on experiences while Jeff shares how he would have benefitted from hands […]
Several years ago I challenged a friend to one of the worst schemes I can think of, yet one that still rings of brilliance in retrospect. As we argued over why I should be on Facebook, I joked with him that I could do without the hundreds of birthday well-wishers […]
A slogan we have often used to describe the purpose of the WeMcLaughlins videos, podcasts and website has been “Turning The Heart Toward Home.” I (Jeff) rate very high on Tom Rath/Gallup’s Strengths Finders Assessment in “belief,” one of 34 strengths the assessment has identified as present in humanity in […]
In this episode we talk about why we started an eBay business a YouTube channel and of course a podcast. We compare life growing up as children of the 80s versus the present with interesting challenges and observations and explore what life outside the status quo might look like.