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I Need a Pager Again

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The days of pagers (or beepers) seem so long ago, but sometimes, I think I could use one now. No matter where you go these days, someone is on their phone either talking, reading, or playing a game. These so-called phones are more of an information/e... Read full article

Get a Life

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You used to never to be able to do anything at all without my help and now you have a “life?” What gives? Some things are starting to change in my life as my kids get older and start having their own things to do. It’s always been that there wasn’t a... Read full article

Let Them Sweat

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Let it be summer. Let them play, make up games, sweat, and don’t feel bad for them at all.... Read full article

Lights, Camera, and Action

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How well do you know you know your children and what they are really thinking about? Well, I found a fun way to get inside the mind of a five year old, and it was all by accident. It is really simple, and you have all the tools you need in your pocke... Read full article

Put Your Shoes On... Now, We Are Leaving!

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I think I have been saying that for almost 10 years and it rarely actually happens. I believe I am in the changing of the times. Now that my kids are crossing the bridge of crazy little people that cannot do anything on their own to every now and t... Read full article



Get in the Game

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It’s spring and the plants and grass seem to be coming back to life for another summer, but it’s time we get in the game as well. Too many times, I think we fall into autopilot mode when it comes to running the week. We get up at the same time every ... Read full article

We are Not a Traveling Circus

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Ok, I hope I don’t offend a lot of grandparents, and great grandparents here, but let me be the one to say openly for all parents:... Read full article

Go Learn Things

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Can you install a toilet, build a table, or even change a light switch? I think most can do these things, at least myself and my circle of friends I grew up with can. You see, we grew up taking things apart, taking parts from one thing and adding the... Read full article

Can You Pee on a Tree?

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I never thought I would have to ask, but raising twin boys here in south Louisiana, and the fact that they are getting older, I think it’s time to find out if they...can pee on a tree.... Read full article

I Want Both Halloweens

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It’s that time of year when we dress up our children as their favorite characters and let them run from house to house, asking for candy. But, I have mixed feelings on this. ... Read full article

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