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Dad’s Survival Guide for the Final Stages of Labor and Delivery

Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for.  You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach.  Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

A Dad’s Guide to Recognizing Early Labor

Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby?  If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day.  It is important to be  prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor.  The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Packing Hospital Bag for the Birth of Your Baby

Dad if you plan on staying at the hospital after your baby is born, you will need to pack a bag for your stay so that you don’t have to run back and forth from the hospital.  Of course, if you forget anything you have the luxury of going back home and grabbing items that you forgot (including items that your wife or significant other might have forgotten).  The laboring…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Kids and Technology (posted by Stacy Hladek)

Did you know that you could have a stranger in your home right at this moment that you are completely unaware is present?  If you or anyone in your home is communicating online or through texting with someone you do not know personally, then you are opening your home to a stranger.  Technology can be a wonderful tool, but it also can open our families, our children included, to new dangers.

A recent poll indicated that 90 percent of middle and high school student have…


Added by Stacy Hladek on April 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Being a Parent & Working from Home, Is there a balance?

Have you ever thought of the challenges one might face if they work from home and manage a busy household? For scheduling purposes they would usually  take the easy route and work when their kids and spouse are not at home. Easy peasy right?

What about holiday weeks, school breaks(summer, winter, spring), and sick days? How do you juggle being a great asset to your company or keep good merits…


Added by Latisha McDougal on March 23, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Maternity Shirts With Funny Sayings

I found some cute maternity shirts for expectant mother's to wear that have funny sayings or photos on them.  These shirts would be great for revealing to your family and friends that you are expecting.  Also, I found some of the same type of shirts for expectant dads to wear.  Check out these cute maternity shirts with funny sayings on them for both expectant moms and dads at Uplifting…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 19, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

An Attitude of Gratitude. (By Sarah Senst)

With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude.  It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful  to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and…


Added by Stacy Hladek on December 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

School readiness; are you, the parent ready? (By Sarah Senst)

At this point in September most of our children are settled back in school. How about the parents? It is common for kids to experience varying anxieties as school nears. It may be the first day jitters, middle-school transition or new peer pressures in high school. It is also common for parents to experience worries of their own. Today’s parents are faced with a number of school issues regarding their children. Parents may be concerned about the child’s readiness to start school, their…


Added by Stacy Hladek on September 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Look Out -- Dad's in Charge!!!

When I put my husband in charge of getting the kids somewhere, I can generally expect for at least a handful of important things to be completely forgotten.  Try as he might, he just doesn't run through any sort of mental checklist before he races out the door.  In fact, he's done this ever since the twins were little tiny babies, often leaving the house without so much as a…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 24, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Dads are People Too. (By Sarah Senst)

Dads are People Too.

In honor of Father’s Day and all fathers, I wanted to write a bit about their importance.

I recently learned a new term. It is called “father-void” homes. A father-void home is one where there is an identified father but he has no presence in the home or in the lives of his children. This is compared to “father-less” homes which in the past has meant “no father to be found.” In most cases, there are father’s, they just may not be present,…


Added by Stacy Hladek on June 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Every Day is Boxing Day

Boxing Day used to be a high point for many of us parents. After a year of buying full-price retail items and perhaps getting some items on sale every so often, this one day of the year promised to relieve us from the financial strain of raising children in a modern world. Kids, after all, are expensive.

While the holidays proved to be a high point of the year, let's face it: getting a snowsuit or new running shoes for our children at 60 per cent off was almost too much to bear.…


Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Purse! Craft!

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Added by Abby Billings on December 6, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Crown Magnet

Check out my latest how-to kids craft! Crown Magnet

Added by Abby Billings on November 4, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Spooky Walkway Lanterns!

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Added by Abby Billings on October 30, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments

Post Halloween Horrors: A Top 5 How-To Guide For Parents

Halloween is almost upon us and so, of course, are the requisite signs of the season.

The houses are decked out in orange and black, ghosts and ghouls abound, and the…

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on October 29, 2011 at 6:47am — No Comments

4th and Goal

4th and Goal is my latest post.  This is a story about great parenting along with pitfalls that were avoided while parenting. 


Best wishes,




Added by Clayton.Thomas on October 21, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

The Things We Do For Love: Parenting Style

Besides blogging, I actually have a real job. Hard to believe, but true. 

Venturing into the consulting realm, I needed a logo. Having a spouse who knew his way around graphics, it seemed to be a…

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on September 13, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Meltdown in Aisle 5: Top 6 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Calm at the Supermarket

It's an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the "supermarket shakedown" is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to the core. This unique meltdown of sorts is atypical in that it is usually precipitated by the perpetrator's viewing of candy-coated confections, promptly followed by an unequivocal "No!" http://bit.ly/pp9UhB

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Top 10 Reasons Why Having Twins Rocks!

"Happily ever after" is not a reality when it comes to parenting twins, apparently. 

I just finished reading this article and boy, am I depressed. Sounds like I'm a prime candidate for not only the current depression but divorce and perpetual misery as well.

Unfortunately, I can vouch for the truth behind the basic theme of… Continue

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on July 30, 2011 at 6:23am — No Comments

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