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Fast Food is Yucky!

We, as a family, loath fast food. We hate everything about it: the quality, the concept, the marketing, the convienence, and the “fast”. But because we are a sports-lovin’ bunch and the television is on for much of Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the Fall, some things, like terrible advertising, […]

TV Ads encouraging kids to watch less TV? Hmmm….
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TV Ads encouraging kids to watch less TV? Hmmm….

Odd, strange, suspect…yes, indeed – all of the above!Why, how bizarre to pay for and place a television ad that mocks the excessive television/video game culture. For if less people were in front of the TV less people would, one could extrapolate, be viewing the advertisement. Well, that is the […]

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Home Computer/Internet Placement – In or Out of a Child’s Room?

Should kids have a computer in their own room? I think the answer, across the board, is a unanimous NO. When the FBI is recommending that computers be placed in a common room, you know the matter is a grave one. There are far too many internet predators using sites […]

Random Toddlering

My Halloween Night

The Mrs. and the little one did the trickering and the treatering tonight while I stayed behind putting the finishing touches on dinner and manning the door and, more importantly, the candy bowl in my baby blue Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers jersey (which is serving as my costume). This […]

Random Toddlering

Was there a 2am?

Was there a 2am this morning? We wouldn’t know! That is because our girl slept through the night, and thus provided herself, Mom, and Dad with a well needed and, frankly, well deserved night of peaceful Autumn slumber. The chilly kind, where you are enveloped between two sheets of flannel […]

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So much for the nightlight

Ok, that did not work! My daughter was up at 2am again last night.I turned off the light, rocked her back to sleep, and rose at 6:15am. It was easier than the previous evenings with a shorter duration of hysterics…but this needs to stop!No idea what I can try next […]

Random Toddlering

Scared of the dark?

The past few nights have been rough on Mr. and Mrs. OWTK. Our daughter seems to be dealing with two things right now: 1) A seasonal stuffy nose which is giving her trouble in the breathing department, while laying down. This nasal issue is waking her up around 1 or […]

Random Toddlering

Practice Makes Perfect

In an effort to teach, and then reinforce, manners and all-around nice behavoir, we have begun to ask our daughter if she wants to practice some of the little things she is struggling to do constantly. She loves the idea, gets super-excited and wants to “practice” over and over again. […]

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