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Being a Dad to a growing young woman is not always easy. The preteen years are now upon me and I am having varying levels of success dealing with my twelve year old twin daughters. Despite the difficulties, I have managed to give them a pretty decent base. My Dad was of immeasurable help to me both in advice as well as example. I like to think that I pass along half as much to my beautiful ladies. With that said, the lessons come fast and furious while they are young and teaching opportunities can pass us by quickly. Knowing the...
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Have you ever felt like you were sitting in your living room talking to a little alien? There they sit with those dang earbuds nodding at you as you speak, yet not hearing a word you are saying...it is enough to drive any Daddy absolutely nuts. Kids tune us out and removing the earbuds alone won’t solve the problem, unfortunately. Kids do this for many reasons and it can be absolutely maddening. Ironically, some of it could be unintentional. Kids do tend to be easily zoned out and in their own little worlds at times. Other times they are manipulating us...using...
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Walking into the theater to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s newest installment in their ever growing cinematic universe, I was readying myself for a let down. As a huge Marvel fanboy I had the highest hopes that this movie would be as good as Iron Man, Captain America or even The Avengers, but I was still nervous that it could be a dud. To my relief, it was more amazing than I could have dreamed. Guardians centers around adventurer Peter Quill who finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a...
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Before anyone visits this page and thinks that I am claiming ownership of the physical nature of a pregnant woman, take a chill pill. I am not here to start a war with females across the country that take offense to the “we are pregnant” statement used by dads across the country. I get it...I am not pregnant physically and I have no idea what it is like to carry a baby, much less deliver one. Still, I considered myself to be pregnant with my wife when she was carrying our two twin miracle girls….and thank God I did. I really...
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3 Lessons Your Middle School Aged Kids Need to Know to Survive When kids enter middle school, many things are changing. Some are experiencing puberty and all are learning things about themselves that they didn’t realize as a child. Though they are not quite teenagers, they are close enough to that to start to want to be one. That means that many of them end up diving into things they know little about in the hopes of “growing up” a little quicker. This dangerous recipe is a common one across our Country as pregnancy rates, drug addictions and bullying problems dominate...
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