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All the World’s Fun and Fools Run Free – Happy April Fool’s Day

Happy April Fool's Day

Happy April Fool’s Day. It’s April 1st, the perfect opportunity to have fun with the kids and show them all the ways to prank one another. Nothing mean or hurtful, just some fun play (as we make fools of ourselves). Here a few fun ways to play around on this April Fool’s Day: Add color: Changing the color of food …

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5 Tips for Handling Tantrums


I’d like to be able to claim that my child is a perfect angel, with an even temperament. In most of our dearest dreams, we’d like to think that our child would never throw temper tantrums — particularly not in the middle of a crowded store. What reason would our own sweet child have — after all — for throwing …

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Holiday Giving – #LeeGoodDeed Gives Back

When we were approached by Life of Dad and Lee Jeans — to participate in this important (and inspiring) campaign — I jumped at the chance. Do the right thing! Join us in #LeeGoodDeed @leejeans @lifeofdad @daddynewbie #Holiday #Giving A photo posted by Don Jackson (@daddynewbie) on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:51pm PST After all, it’s the merriest time of …

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ESET Smart Security 6 – Parental Controls

As a parent, I am concerned about what the boys can see on the internet. With E in the 2nd grade, he needs to conduct more-and-more  on-line research for school projects. Making sure I know what he’s looking at, and what he can access on the net, is super important. The ESET Smart Security 6 program has great parental controls. …

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Where have our sports heroes gone?

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” ~ Carl Jung The 65-game suspension of Ryan Braun, the looming specter of more suspensions being handed out, and the NFL’s ongoing player problems with legal troubles, drug use, etc.–it’s all left me to wonder:  Where have all our sports heroes gone? Guys get into trouble for taking performance …

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