Raising kids in the modern world

Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Whole New Year Thing

I had never done any big parties for New Year, but normally I would be with friends. Now that I have kids that has changed. We stayed home and relaxed. Being mountain time zone, we watched the ball drop at 10 pm, with our four year old then put him to bed. We then stayed up till midnight, which was... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 28, 2003


I have often seen people go off on how bad television is. I so far have not really had a problem with it with my kids. My four year old does watch it and hates to be taken away from it at times, but I am not worried. The trick is to make sure that the child gets out and does fun activities or that... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 26, 2003

Kids make gift giving so much easier

This is mostly true when it comes to the grandparents. That is one thing we have noticed the last few years. All you have to do is take a few pictures or get some taken of the kids or family. This year we had some day care pictures of the boys and then some really fun pictures of them dressed as... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Christmas and all that

This year we have taken my four year old get gifts for both me and my wife. He is not very good at keeping secrets. We both already know what he has gotten us. In fact he was ready to go get mine from the hiding place my wife has it in and show it to me. He really does no t understand the idea of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 20, 2003


My eight month old is now jealous of me and my older son when it comes to mommy. We were playing around this morning and every time I or my son would hug my wife, the little one started to complain and push his way in. It was amusing. My older son has really shown no signs of jealousy. The only we... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 19, 2003


Parents should be about the biggest influences in a child's life. I know my four-year old is influenced by me big time. Some of his first words, and I am not joking here, were Dragon, R2-D2, and Star Wars. He knows the Star Wars logo and which ships were in the movies. He named one of his hermit... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Let's get this thing started

Okay, if you read my 'About Me' page you know I have two boys. My oldest will be four in a week. My second son is eight months old. So I figured I would do this and try to give advice and such just to see if it helps other parents out. One of the big problems we have been having for the last year... Sign in to see full entry.

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