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Is Your Kid Telephone Challenged?

teens and mobile phones How many arguments did you get into with your parents growing up about not monopolizing the house phone? Call waiting was the greatest invention as far as my mom was concerned. I could no longer be oblivious to the fact that someone else might be trying to contact her while I was yapping to friends about nonsense. Parents and kids just don't have those fights anymore. The busy signal has become virtually obsolete and since anyone and everyone has their own mobile phone, there is no need to quibble about whose call is more important. And while technology has eliminated that problem, it has created one far more severe. Those smartphones are creating a generation of socially awkward misfits that only know how to express themselves with their thumbs and not their mouths. I am shocked and somewhat dismayed by the inability of most teenagers to talk on the phone. I don't want to pat myself on the back too much, but I have actually been able to get my daughter to talk to her friends on the phone and even call potential employers for summer job opportunities. I'm still working on it with my son, but it is definitely moving in the right direction. ... Read more

Posted in: Blog, Role Daddy on 06/20/2015

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IMG_1871.jpg I pride myself on the relationship I have with my daughter. Sure we have more than our fair share of knock down drag out fights, but they are usually resolved the same day and there are never personal attacks involved. We argue over things that happened or didn't happen, not about who each of us are as people, which I believe is critical to a good relationship between any two parties. Rebecca knows (hopefully) that she can literally tell me anything and it will be without embarrassment for her or judgement by me. But there seems to be a lingering issue over the last 10 months between us that just won't go away. ... Read more

Posted in: Blog, Role Daddy, Role Mommy Recommends on 06/09/2015

Take Back the Kitchen: Spinach with Chick Peas

unnamed.jpg I just spent a week in Seville, Spain and spent a good deal of that week at my friend Antonio's bar. He made the best Spinach with Chick Peas or Espinacas con Garbanzos. Although I have eaten this dish every time I have visited Seville, I never thought to make it. Until now. It doesn't compare to Antonio's but it is still pretty darn delicious. I combined a bunch of recipes I found online and ended up with this tasty version. Enjoy!... Read more

Posted in: *Recipes, Blog on 06/08/2015

Let the Summer Camp Preparation Begin

KidsLabels_CategoryCover.jpg With June right around the corner, things around our house get laser focused on summer camp preparation. The to do list for camp always seems to be endless...... Read more

Posted in: *Product Reviews & Deals, Blog on 05/17/2015

Five Fabulous Beaches in Barbados

7002241331_bd3eba2a5e_b.jpg Barbados is a Caribbean island. More than that, it's one of the most popular sun-soaked destinations worldwide. Travelers flock to the island for its unspoiled natural beauty. Naturally, think sunshine and you also think of beaches. One of the biggest draws of Barbados holidays are the beaches found here, which can rival anywhere else in the world. ... Read more

Posted in: *Travel, Blog on 05/14/2015

Take Back the Kitchen with Alma Schneider: Healthy Raw Cocoa Balls

IMG_1385.JPG Want a healthy treat that is also a crafty project for you and your kids? I made these yesterday when I was starving but wanted to remain healthy. They only took about 5 minutes to make. Try freezing them as well!... Read more

Posted in: *Recipes, Blog on 05/04/2015

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