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” It’s no use crying over spilled milk”


” It’s no use crying over spilled milk” Have you ever heard that expression? There is no use crying over something you can’t do anything about. But if your like me you probably did get angry with one of your kids for spilling milk. Kind of stupid don’t you think? Putting unrealistic expectations on our children. How do we hold…

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Papi Crackers- A Legacy


My daughters have different monikers they embrace for each of their Grandparents.  For my parents, they use the traditional Grandma and Grandpa.  For my wife’s Great Grandmother and Grandfather, they use Big Mamma and Big Papa. I think I like those names the best.  What’s especially great is how they came to be.  “Reagan, this is your Great Grandma” we…

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Smashing Pumpkins


  To the Greatest Pumpkin ever known-Don’t let my kids get a hold of you. Our family spent a wonderful afternoon picking pumpkins yesterday at Scottsdale Farm, in Milton Georgia.  We went with our friends, the Cranmer’s and their beautiful baby Izzy.   It was one of those delightful fall weather outings, what could go wrong? The Act: Reagan went to…

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Wake Up Draw


A few months ago I copied a drawing one of my kids made, and reprinted it on canvas. I then placed it next to my bed in a table stand. I showed the girls what Daddy had done and they loved it. The next day I noticed another picture in front of the print. Last night I looked over and…

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Your Kids Should Not Sleep In Your Bed


Top Five Reasons In Reverse Order 5. They will never leave – It might be cute the first few times, but it does not stay cute. Trust me! Just when you think they are asleep, and you can carry them back to their room, they start to cry. And you will be too tired to want to deal with it,…

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Hero (he·ro)


Our church was allowing the kids to dress up like their favorite Hero this past Sunday. I was curious what the girls would say about who they would choose. I wasn’t sure they would know what a hero is. So I asked them. Now I know my youngest wouldn’t know, but my 7 year old took less than a second…

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Sad Face


My Oldest daughter has given me a job.  I have to tell her a story about my life as a bedtime ritual.  Most of these stories are about me as a young person.  I try to stick to things I did at her age.   Stop Talking: I told her about a time I got in trouble for talking in…

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What do you do when your Wife is out of town?


With my wife out of town for three and a half days, I try to survive.  It is not a zombie apocalypse, which I know I could do.  It is taking care of the kids on my own that has me using all my resources to manage. It is not too bad if I manage it like a check list. …

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I do not wear Earrings


  I do not wear earrings. Why is this important?  On most days it may never be, but yesterday it was.  My 6 year old was given earrings on her birthday.  I have been told that there is a process to follow to keep them from getting infected.  What my wife told me to do, when she is gone, is…

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My Daughter Almost Lost Her Name


This morning my daughter decided to cry about what she had to wear for school.  This makes 300 days in a row.  Enough is enough, don’t you think.  Wait, before you say we should have her pick out her clothes the night before, we did.  She was crying about the clothes she picked out.  I’m about done with this game. …

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