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Big Poppa’s Blog “Family Advice”

March 01, 2018

For this entry, I figured I’d answer a question I received from out of the blue a little while ago.

Q: “I was wondering if I could ask a kind of personal question. I started dating a guy that has 4 children and I have 2. How did you guys go about bringing your children together? It is the only part of this relationship that makes me nervous is the kid factor”

A: I am definitely NOT an expert in relationships nor am I perfect by any stretch of the imagination. All I can do is speak on my personal experience.
Couple things to keep in mind.
– Give kids time to get used to your new partner individually before adding in their children(and vice versa)
– Don’t discipline the other’s children
– Make sure you carve out time when it’s just you and your children. With so much change, they may feel lost in the shuffle or forgotten
– When introducing the kids to each other, have be focused around a fun activity, rather than someone’s house where everyone is awkwardly in the same room staring at each other.
– Make sure your partner & yourself are on the same page as far as parenting style, punishments, what’s ok, what isn’t, etc. That way the two of you are rock solid
– Don’t force it, it may take time. LOT’S of time. The two of you have had plenty of time to mentally prepare for this major life change. The children have not.

Hope this helps in some way. Good Luck!
Next Entry? Who Knows what I’ll tackle or talk about lol
If you have questions, feel free to e-mail BigPoppa@Mix1025.com and add me on all social media @BigPoppaCNY

My First Blog BP-1-22-18

January 23, 2018

So I’ve never been much of a blogger, or diary keeper. But with this new opportunity here at MIX, they’ve asked me to start one here. In a world where it’s so easy to grab your phone & quickly give a quick opinion on things, taking the time to tell full-on stories may be a challenge at times. I’m not sure what this blog will become. Will it be based around cool experiences I have/had in the industry? Will it be personal? Maybe a combination of both? I guess we’ll find out together. Nonetheless, I’m glad you’ll be here for the ride

If you have questions, feel free to e-mail BigPoppa@Mix1025.com and add me on all social media @BigPoppaCNY


Welcome to the Mix 102.5 Family, Big Poppa!

November 14, 2017

We are so excited to welcome Big Poppa to the Mix 102.5 family! You can catch Big Poppa weekdays from 3-7pm, only on Mix 102.5! This will be the place for Big Poppa to post show-related updates, so check back soon to see what he has to say.

This Week at the Utica Zoo!

July 24, 2017

Did you know the Utica Zoo has a TON of awesome stuff happening? On Mondays they have plenty of fun activities for your family, plus they stay open until 7pm. Tonight you can go grab food from Sarita’s Food Truck, plus it’s Pokemon Night! You KNOW the kiddos will love that. Their website has more information. 



July 06, 2017

Every Monday there is something new at the Zoo with Mix 102.5. This Monday (7/10) Holy Smokes BBQ Food Truck and Steve Burton’s Bee’s will be at the Zoo. The Zoo is open until 7pm for Utica Zoo Mondays! Grab the kids and stop by for some memorable summer fun.