5 Ways To Tame The Homework Monster

homework stress

Crying, screaming, gnashing of teeth is what you will hear at my house on most week nights.  Torture you ask?  Not exactly, it’s homework.   More specifically it’s my fifth grader doing everything he can to NOT do his homework.   It’s a constant struggle to keep him on task so he can do his

Kids Soccer: Organized Chaos

kids soccer

You’ve seen them…they drive minivans with little magnets on the back.  They have camp chairs…but they don’t camp.  They have rolling coolers with juice boxes and water bottles.  They have granola bars and tiny bags of chips.  Who are these strange people?  They are soccer parents…and now I’m one of them.  I never thought I’d

Cute Kid YouTube Video

cute kid

Today I share with you the YouTube video above.  They say if you want traffic to your site then post a video of a cute kid.  Well, here you have it.   This video has gone viral and has over 20 million views. It’s a very cute video with this little girl who is very

My Kid Says: When You Pet Donkeys


This is the latest in a series of posts that should last until my son hits 18 yrs old.  He is currently 5 yrs old and is constantly giving us lots of laughs with the things he says.    I keep saying that I’m going to keep a logbook of everything he says but I

My Kid Says: You’ll Be Dead

I’m starting a new series of posts today.  You’ve heard of kids say the darndest things…well that’s true of my kids as well.  Every time one of them says something crazy/funny/creepy my wife will look at me and say “There’s a blog post for you”.  I usually end up forgetting exactly what was said and

iPad Obsession

ipad obsession

I’m a terrible parent.  I made the mistake several months back of letting my 4 yr old play with my iPad.   I honestly never use it. I have a HP Windows tablet that I use so the iPad was just sitting around most of the time.  So I got him a few games and

The Great Bathroom Explorer

My four year old has a mission in life.  It must be a great feeling to be only four and already know what you want to do with your life.  What’s his mission?   To go to every bathroom on the planet.  It never fails, when we go somewhere the first thing he does is