Ben: I Am Proud of Every Family Member

March 16, 2015 • 11:38 AM ET
As you may have noticed, everything about the Tankards is big. Big family, big dreams, and sometimes big problems. Despite setbacks and pitfalls, I am a man of faith and believe in the “Full Tank” mentality. What that actually means is I like to...
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Brooklyn: You Can Only Fake It for So Long

March 9, 2015 • 9:15 AM ET Tell us about the Austin dinner and why it was so important for you to stand up and try to fix it. Brooklyn Tankard: Going into the Austin dinner, I was really hoping that the entire family could just enjoy each others' company in a...
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Ben: Empty Nest Syndrome Is Upon Us

March 8, 2015 • 9:50 PM ET
I was at the airport hanging out in my hanger one day just tinkering on the planes. This is where I go to "pretend” I’m busy and escape from Jewel's "Honey-Dos" (better known as chores). John, a pilot friend in a neighboring hanger, walked over...
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Junice: I Was Hoping for an Apology

March 1, 2015 • 9:50 PM ET Were you surprised to hear from Jewel that the family was coming to Austin so soon after you invited them? Junice Rockman: I was definitely surprised the family followed up on our invitation to visit Austin so quickly. I was thinking...
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Ben: I Feel Redeemed

February 15, 2015 • 11:08 PM ET
Redeemed! Have you ever received a rebate, credit, or coupon in the mail? It’s a good feeling to possess these items, but you can't really enjoy them and realize their true value until you redeem them. Once you redeem or cash them in you now have...
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Cyrene: You're Either a Virgin or a Skank

February 10, 2015 • 12:32 PM ET How are you enjoying life at college? Cyrene Tankard: Initially I was very homesick, but I have gotten into the groove of things and made a couple of great friends that have made it all worth it. I am experiencing a level of...
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