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Archives for April 2010

Baby’s First Solids Should Be a Happy Experience

by Joe Lawrence April 30th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
My beautiful little girl is now 6 and a half months old! She is such an amazing person filled with tons of personality. It is great to watch her grow, and I only want the best for her. We all know children need nutrition to develop into who they

Fathers of the Empty Nest

by TJ Davis April 28th, 2010| Teens
Empty Nest Syndrome is a layman's term commonly applied to the feelings of sadness and loss felt by a mother when a grown child leaves home. Often, this emotional reaction occurs in the fall, when newly adult-age children go away to college. It is a common misconception that only

Take Our Sons And Daughters To Work Day Revisited

by Ronald A. Rowe April 26th, 2010| Elementary
I wrote a few weeks back about the upcoming Take Our Sons And Daughters To Work Day. I wound up taking each of my boys for a while, just an hour or so for the four year old and most of the afternoon

The Dragon Series

by Ronald A. Rowe April 23rd, 2010| Product reviews
The Dragons series by Chris D'Lacy is comprised of four books (so far): The Fire Within, Ice Fire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal. My nine year old has read them all and is eagerly anticipating the release of the next volume.

The story begins when the protagonist, David,

Schedule, What Schedule?

by Joe Lawrence April 21st, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
Every new parent can respect and appreciate the value of getting your child on a set schedule. When you have a pretty good idea of when she will nap and sleep each day, life gets much easier. What happens when you get a wrench tossed into the gears?

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Cooking With Kids: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. April 19th, 2010| Elementary, Teen Perspective, Teens, Tweens
Just a few days ago, I had a school project where I had to make an atomic model, and I could use food to make it. I, as with most of the class, chose food. Now, cooking with children can be dangerous, but fun, if done right.

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Bumbo Chair

by Joe Lawrence April 16th, 2010| Product reviews
As a gift, we received a Bumbo chair. At first, I wasn't really on board with the chair and kind of thought it to be a crutch. However, I am a huge fan nowadays.

This chair is a designed to help babies sit in an upright position when they are

A Deciding Teen

by Louise April 14th, 2010| Teen Perspective
Right now, I'm a mess. I have less than twenty days to decide where I want to go to college, and there's no clear choice. There are two major aspects that are really affecting where my college choices rank among each other: the quality of the education it provides

Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

by Ronald A. Rowe April 12th, 2010| Elementary
Is anyone out there planning on bringing your child to work on Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day this year? It's coming up in a couple of weeks (April 22nd). I'm kind of torn, myself.

On the one hand, having the four year old tear around

Air Hogs

by Ronald A. Rowe April 9th, 2010| Product reviews
We bought the Air Hogs two pack with a helicopter and a flying wing. The Air Hogs are small remote controlled air craft. Two boys, two flying machines - the math seemed solid.

We first tried the helicopter inside. The controls are very sensitive, and the copter has a tendency

Air Gun Safety: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. April 8th, 2010| Teen Perspective
Recently, I was hanging out with friends talking, and we ended up on the subject of air guns. This discussion prompted me to write an article on air guns.

In this article, I would like to talk about air guns and the different types. There are three primary types: pellet guns,

Everyone Has an Opinion

by Joe Lawrence April 5th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
There are two times in your life where you'll learn what others think about you and your decisions. The first is if you run for a political office. The other is after you have a child.

After my daughter was born, my wife and I quickly learnedevery single person on