The Unappreciated Intelligence Of Youth

The Unaccounted Consequences Rays of the morning sun begins to peak up on the distant horizon as it begins it’s daily journey across the sky. A myriad of brilliant colors scatter across the sky almost as if they are a reflection of the turmoil in my heart. The news anchor on the fuel pump is…

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Why Do We Have Father’s Day?

“Dads are the most ordinary of men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” — Pam Brown

4 Easy Ways To Ditch The Dad Bod

How many times have you read these types of article? They preach to you all the things you should do. You read them and you know you should do what they say, however, there are very difficult habits to change. So let’s start at the very beginning. 1. Change your mindset Changing any habit is…

Why Drowning, Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.

According to the CDC- 10% of drownings are actually watched by an adult, that don’t realize what is happening. Summertime is upon us, the temperatures are up. Parents and children crowd the pools looking for a respite from the oppressive heat. The pools, lakes and rivers swell with children’s laughter. They kick and scream, and…

9 Do’s And Don’ts Of Parenting

How many times have you asked your child a question and you get a very simple answer? Just enough of an answer to get you to stop asking questions. While I am not a parenting expert per scholarly degree, I am a father to five, wonderful children. I have one adult child, three teenagers, and…

Curriculum Gap? What? We Have A Gap?

What in the world is a curriculum gap? The children wait. Like dogs tied to a leash for too long, waiting to be released. They pull the tension tight, with no more slack available. The final school bell tolls, the leashes are freed and the children are released! They run from the building, screaming and…

5 Ways To Have Fun With Your Kids. (Without destruction or death)

With school out and the children unleashed upon us we have put together a list of some of the best things you can do with your kids no matter how little time you have them. 1. Cook breakfast with your kids Forget about the broken eggs on the floor. Forget about the egg shells in…

9 Fun Summer Activities for Your Kids

No winter lasts forever……….not even this one 9.Giant Jenga If you have ever played and enjoyed the original little Jenga than you will love this idea. It may take a little know how, some tools, materials, and some old fashioned elbow grease. (Here is a link to build your own). But once it is done…

The Spotted Horse

Garrett Johnston leaned against the giant statue outside of a run down building. The building was was built in 1949, what used to be white, was charred brown by age. The widows were old and dirty with pieces of paint peeling off around the edges. The place was called Spotted Horse, Spotted Horse Wyoming. A…

Great Summer Jobs For Teens

The temperatures are rising, the flowers are blooming. The itch is growing, the itch to be free. The kids are counting down the moments, the seconds before they will be released from their cage of learning. Soon they will be unleashed upon the Earth with the final school bell of the year. For your teeneagers…

Classical Music For The Kids, What? Why?

No matter if you are a huge fan of classical music or you quickly change the channel as soon as you come across it, classical music has been a staple of civilization for hundreds of years. You listen to it everyday, you just don’t know your listening to it. By definition Classical music is art music produced…

Safety Zone: Curious About Online Schooling?

With the recent dangers of school shootings online learning is becoming a more popular option. Technological advancements have changed the standard type of learning and replaced traditional schools with virtual classes or online-learning. The K-12 education system has incorporated online programs and resources for both public schools and homeschooling. The K-12 online system provides extensive…

Idiot’s Guide to Video Gaming

Things have sure changed…….. Many of you are probably like me. I played lots of video games when I was young, before I had all these grown up responsibilities. Oh come on, of course I’m lying because I still play video games. However with that said I play games completely different than my kids do….