Like It Or Not

Submitted by jolene
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By popular demand (or at the request of my husband) I will be writing today's post. I have been racking my brain the last few days on what to write about and have come to the conclusion that I am an expert in one thing and one thing only… being a mom.

This doesn't mean that I know everything there is to know about parenting or being a housewife, it simply means that this is what I do every day. It's my "job" if you will, and I'm sure everyone likes to think they are an expert at their job.

10 Ways You Know Your Daughter Is A Diva

Submitted by scott
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Over the last three years I've been in denial that the three year old is a diva. I've been trying, with mixed results to turn her into a tomboy. This effort has been largely unsuccessful, save for the fact that she really likes playing with worms, and is always trying to take tools out of my tool bag. The following are ten reasons that indicate the three year old is quickly becoming a diva.

Crying Babies are Annoying

Submitted by scott
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The little one has recently been in the habit of crying about anything, or nothing in particular. This action has reaffirmed to me that crying kids are indeed annoying. Is it wrong of me to say this about my own child? No. If I, or my wife, didn't think it was annoying perhaps it would just lull us back to sleep while the kid lies awake starving. Or maybe the little one slams her finger in a drawer, and the yelp she makes seems 'cute' and 'adorable.'

Life's Little Speed Bumps

Submitted by scott

When your car mechanic starts by saying, "Well, how much do you want to spend to fix it," it isn't a good sign. In preparing for an upcoming road trip, there were a few things I wanted to get checked out on our primary (and only) vehicle. It's a great car, and still full of life (I hope) even though she's a little past her prime. So it came as a bit of a shock when to fix what I thought would be a small a/c problem, turned out to be not so small.

Give Mommy A Break

Submitted by scott

As a stay at home mother, my wife makes a six figure income. At least this is what she tells me she should make. As life around the house has become more stressful, she definitely could make a strong argument for a raise, better 401(k) plan, and perks such as free ear plugs and a child sized muzzle.

Kids Love Video Games

Submitted by scott
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The three year old loves video games, and I'm proud of it. I've often been told by popular media that video games are the root of all evil, and that they turn your kids into a pile of gelatinous goo, but I disagree. Video games have a great number of redeeming qualities, even for someone as young as three years old. Kids are able to develop more finely tuned motor skills, hone problem solving and observational skills, plus develop a sense of accomplishment.

Tales in Potty Training - Part 1

Submitted by scott
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This story doesn't start at the beginning, but I can't think of a more appropriate way to start.

It was a day much like this one in the not too distant past. The kids were loaded into the car, and life was good. We were headed down the highway to a friend's house as we had done many times before. But this time was different. My wife and I had no idea what was in store for us only hours later.