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Party Under the Big Top #9

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Well, here we are again, ready for another terrific Blog Party. Last week we set a record for the most posts linked up, with more than 50!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and who invited a friend. This week we have a few minor changes. Lysa, my co-host has redesigned the party buttons to make them a little more manly and to help them look great on a wider variety of blogs’ color schemes.

We are also switching our social media party to Pinterest.  So please, after you link-up your post don’t forget to keep scrolling down the page and link-up your Pinterest page as well so we can all follow each other.

As a reminder in order to link-up or read the posts you will have to click on the small blue box with a picture of a frog that says “Click to view and add your links!”

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The Secret About Band-aids

What’s the deal with Band-Aids? If you are a parent or a child care worker then you know there are magic healing powers inside band-aids. These special healing powers rival the secret magic of a mom’s kiss.

When my kids come running to me crying about their latest bump, my go-to reaction is “Here, let me kiss it.” 9 times out of 10 they are miraculously healed (A dad’s kiss is pretty good too, in case you didn’t know). But what about that 10th time? Continue reading The Secret About Band-aids

The Right Changes are Often the hardest

After a few months of blogging about my adventures as a stay-at-home dad, I’ve had to take a few long looks in the mirror and into my soul and ask myself “is this working out?” The resounding answer is no. It seems people don’t want to read funny stories about a super intelligent, incredibly handsome, and all around humble dad. After doing some long hard google researching about topics to switch my blog to I have finally decided to blog about poli-fascism! Continue reading The Right Changes are Often the hardest

Party Under The Big Top #8

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I am beyond excited to be the new Ringmaster to co-host The Party Under the Big Top with Lysa from over at Welcome To My Circus. I have enjoyed being a regular participant in the link-up and was so thrilled that Lysa asked me to step up and co-host when the previous co-host stepped down. I was eager to say yes and jump right in. I’m hoping Lysa and I, together with all of you, can make this a fun spot to connect with other bloggers, have some fun and read some great posts. All while having a little friendly competition to see who will be the next featured acts with the most views. Also after you link up a post don’t forget to scroll down a little more and link up your Facebook page so we can all connect. Enough of my rambling, lets get on with the 8th Edition of the Party Under the Big Top! Continue reading Party Under The Big Top #8

Toddlers are like Drunk Adults

I’m certainly not the first person who has ever made this comparison and I’m sure I won’t be the last. I think I first heard the comparison from my good friend Casey Grice a few years back but I’m sure he wasn’t the first person who ever thought of it either. With his permission I decided to come up with all the ways I could think of that a Toddler and a Drunk Adult were similar.

Neither of them should get behind the wheel of a car and drive. Continue reading Toddlers are like Drunk Adults

Helping Your Child Stay Safe

We all want our kids to be safe and there are some basic and simple steps we can take to help them be just a little more prepared should a potentially dangerous situation arise. The first thing we have to do is talk to our kids about some of these situations they may encounter.

This seems so obvious but I bet many of us haven’t Continue reading Helping Your Child Stay Safe

What direction are your kids headed?

It’s always been interesting to me how different my kids are. They each have the same biological parents and have each been raised together but they are all just as unique as they can be.  As I got to thinking about it the other day I realized they were each like a point on a compass pointing their own direction. That of course got me to contemplating which kid was which point. After thinking about it, it seemed very obvious who was North, South, East & West.  Continue reading What direction are your kids headed?