Summer vacation’s over. The kids are back in school and need you to drive ‘em around to their various and sundry activities which wind up sucking up a ton of your family’s free weekend time. So what about you? Don’t you get to start off fresh and with a chance to get excited about something new, even if you’re not the one who’s getting a new lunchbox, magic markers which smell … [Read more...] about Best Of Fall Television Reviews And Recaps
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I loathe having a television in our bedroom. I don't like to watch TV before falling asleep. I like to read. My bed partner, however, loves watching TV before bed and claims that he can't fall asleep without it. That's a hot steamy pile of turd, because on the few times when he didn't watch TV, and instead read, he was out like a light in less than 10 minutes. The man is so … [Read more...] about Can a Television Break Up a Couple?!
Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Polite Child
I love and loathe the pearl of wisdom “you are what you eat.” We parents have got a lot to answer for what our kids are eating. I am beginning to look at what my children are eating and analyze their relationship with food. Foodie vs. Picky Eater My daughter has a most open and welcome relationship with food whereas my son is much more guarded. He is on the “kids’ menu” … [Read more...] about Food Fight: The Relationship Between Our Kids and What They Eat
This is a lovely guest post by Stuart M. Perkins from Storyshucker. My daughter is an intelligent, funny, beautiful young lady already in her late teens – I still wrestle with that fact. Not long ago I watched as she drove up in her car, walked in high heels, and made a phone call about her job. I was reminded that sadly I was no longer looking at my little girl. I’d been … [Read more...] about Shielding Our Kids From the Harsh Realities of Life