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Why you should write about everything

What if nobody wrote anything down.  Would the world be what it is today? Would we know details of the past? Of new found worlds, ideas, inventions? I like to write.  I enjoy putting my ideas, thoughts, and events of the day on paper.  I like scribbling notes, making checkboxes, arrows, quotes.  It’s a simple pleasure, it’s partly why I created this blog. -Writing for the future- The Mrs. and I visited my grandfather at his home in Peru in 2013.  We sat down…

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Life Lessons Parenting Technology

it’s time to unplug

Last week, CNN posted a story about a daycare center in Texas that posted a sign on their door instructing parents to put down their phones and pay attention to their kids (see photo below, Click here for CNN article).  I’m not sure what daycare this is, or where they’re located, but I applaud them. Though ultimately, it’s none of my business how other parents raise their kids, It’s pretty sad to see a kid fighting for attention from their parents over…

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I was recently asked why I initially started a blog…and why specifically one on parenting. Check out the video below, it’ll tell you everything.…

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Happy New Year!  I’m determined to make 2017 full of new experiences, so I thought I’d mess with a vlog series for 2017.  Find me on youtube here.…

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Family Money

Top 5 Holiday gift ideas!

Christmas is only a few days away, so you’d better start making use of that Amazon Prime 2-day shipping! This year, I decided to start my holiday shopping a little early, so I wouldn’t miss out on the hot items of the season.  I hate the thought of accumulating more stuff in the house, so in keeping with our somewhat minimalistic lifestyle, the wife came up with a pretty cool idea: Buy something, Sell something,  that way, we’re never bringing too much…

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Family Life Lessons

Why I quit Facebook. A look into what really matters.

Many moons ago, it was brought to my attention that my time management and productivity was on the decline, while my attention deficit was through the roof…Squirrel! Ok.  Where was I? Ahh yes.  The culprit of said decline?  I narrowed it down to the hours I spent mindlessly scrolling through the status updates of 500 plus friends I somehow acquired over the course of a few years. I don’t even think I know 500 people.  Some of these “friends” I’ve never even…

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