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…

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Shots Fired! Shots Fired

(*Warning, the following short story may contain upsetting circumstances about an active shooter. We, however, feel this is an important issue that needs discussion. Skip to the end to see some ways the help your child in such an event.) You have to do whatever it takes to protect the one’s you love. The tile…

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….

5 Ways To Get Engagement From Your Teen

The infamous and mostly misunderstood teenagers…….. The teenage lands, a vast expanse of growing from a child to becoming an adult. These lands are filled with confusion, emotional upheaval, sadness, elation and all emotions in between. They are as confusing to themselves as they are to us, the parental units. They are trying to figure…

The War Of Divorce

Mistrust, Resentment, Anger, Divorce………………..WAR! The battlefield of war, where the entire concept is to inflict as much pain, suffering and damage as you can until the other side surrenders unconditionally. You attack the oppositions vulnerabilities, you search out and destroy their weaknesses, you hurt them, you punish them, until you can break them. Until they…

The Victim of the Bully

All against one…………… The white tile was polished to such a high sheen that the florescent light fixtures from the ceiling could clearly be seen. Shapes morphed around me, sliding in and out of my peripheral vision as if I was surrounded and enveloped by a freezing fog. There were sounds, snippets of conversation, mumbled…

The Infinity Agreement

Once the journey has begun, it will never end. The journey is long, the journey is difficult, the journey is beautiful………. I remember it very clearly. It was an absolute rush to the hospital. I was 22 years old and in an absolute panic. I’ve never done anything like this before. I have never experienced…

5 Affordable things to with your children this weekend!

Many of us have our children for the weekend and the last thing we want to hear are the dreaded words “Dad, I’m bored” Those words are like nails on a chalkboard. For those of you that don’t know what a chalkboard is, It is a primitive board that you wrote on with a primitive…

In The End, There is Sorrow

At the end of the weekend……… there is sorrow. Saturday morning my youngest son comes up to me in bed and pokes me in the eye while I’m still sleeping. “Dad, are you sleeping?” He asks. My intelligent response thought the fog of sleep is “uuuhhhhhggg” I roll over and look through my watering, bloodshot…

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…

Seriously Fun Kid’s Activities

Spring is in the air and Summer is soon to follow…….. Kite competitions This is the Battle Royal of the skies! No not really because kites are not built for battle but keeping these toys in the air can be a little challenging. Challenge you children. Have your kids build the kites and see who…